First live interview in Welsh

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Alarm at 6.30am. Quick flick through the Eisteddfod programme over a bowl of porridge and paned o de only to find out that my Radio Wales colleague, Roy Noble, is doing Bingo on the Maes at 5pm! Got to see that. Anyway, seeing as I'm doing a live broadcast for S4C at the opening of Maes y Dysgwyr at 11am, I'll make sure I get my name down.

I'm sleeping at home in Cardiff for the week of the Eisteddfod, which will be rather strange as in previous years I've always stayed at hotels near the Maes and really enjoyed the company of the producers, directors, vision mixers, sound guys (you know, all the ones that I depend on on a daily basis) but I'm combining my work at the Eisteddfod with my daily show on BBC Radio Wales this year.

I had to tiptoe around the house this morning as the whole of my family were enjoying a Saturday morning lie-in after my nephew's second birthday party last evening. Although, my six-year-old, Lili, did give me a pob lwc kiss before she went to bed. Bless.

There was a terrific atmosphere among the BBC Cymru crew in the office - even though it is so early. I was a bit nervous to be honest - after all, this is my first experience of this event and working entirely in Welsh.

After arriving at 8.30am, there was time for a quick change into a new shirt and straight into a chat with Sara, Morgan and Mari (the presenting team that I've just met) on TV! I'm working with Rhun ap Iorwerth most days, presenting some items on the highlights programme. So much to look forward to and so much to see.

Old friends are all over the Maes and as well as a all the competitions, it's a chance to meet up with people I haven't seen for some time.

I've just met Dai Williams, one of the finalists of the Welsh Learner of the Year - an amazing story. We've just filmed the interview with him for tonight's show. I would tell you all about him and his love of the language, but I want you to watch the programme on S4C tonight at 8.25pm - so there!

From Dai it's a rush to get to the opening of Maes D. But off I go in search of another TV crew and this time it's live! My first ever live TV interview in Welsh and off we go. Huw Llywelyn Davies hands to me and it's a "Diolch yn fawr iawn Huw..." and I'm into it.

It's a big thrill and a huge honour and a privilege to be broadcasting in Welsh from the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2010 for BBC Cymru. I have a three-minute chat with Jo, who's spent a year planning all the events on Maes D, as the Dragon Choir sings Calon Lân in the background. Wonderful!

Oh, and by the way, the wellies are here - but no need. It's boat shoes all the way for me - although they are full of those annoying little stones. Now, where's the BBC tea bar? I need caffeine, it's going to be a long week!

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