Hi - it's great to be back with a new series
to brighten and enlighten your Monday evenings!
We've got a cracking line up of features and hard-hitting
investigations all about this wonderful place - the South West.
Whether you're lucky enough to live in the region,
or just wish you did, we've got something of interest for everyone.
This is my third year with the programme - and
my eleventh of living in the region.
takes a closer look at the South West|
Work brought me here - as a cub reporter on the
nightly news programme Spotlight - but the beauty of the region
has kept me here.
I live in Plymouth with my partner Peter and we
love running the coastline (only 587 miles of the coast path to
go!), walking the moors and lazing about on the Hoe.
It's also been a fabulous place to bring up our
two boys - even if I'm barely an honorary local, they're Westcountry
lads to the core.
I know 'biogs' always say this - but my big passion
is reading. I'm a sucker for Jane Austen and other chick-lit, but
my really big thing is magazines.
I adore celebrity gossip magazines, food and decorating
magazines ( I don't cook or decorate - I just like reading about
it), men's magazines, all of the women's titles and even my kids
computer games mags when I'm desperate.
My other hobby - although some would say it's a
form of torture - is the BBC South West Women's Football Team (we
must get a snappier name).
So far our results aren't too impressive so it
will be my finest hour if we ever win a match. Or draw one. Or score.
OK, we may not cause much of a stir on the pitch,
but watch out for our charity Christmas calendar!
Working on Inside Out has taught me loads about
the south west.
From the archaeology of Cornwall to the underwater
marvels of North Devon's Lundy Island, it's all been on Inside Out.
got the new series of Inside Out all wrapped up!|
But visiting the farthest flung corners of our
patch has shown me the tougher side of life here - the lack of affordable
homes, the problems of anti-social behaviour by young people and
the pressure of the modern world on some of our most beautiful environments.
I'm convinced this series is our best yet. All
your favourite presenters are back including Russell Labey, David
Stafford and Chris Packham, sharing their love and knowledge of
the south west.
And in case you are wondering - brown is the new
See you Monday night - don't miss it.