At school, Sara's class set up a weather station. Soon she was writing her own forecasts and thinking "What a geat job!"
My parents say I was ten when I came home and announced that I wanted to be a television newsreader.
They thought I'd outgrow what seemed to them to be an impossible dream but I never thought about anything else.
I spent summer holidays cluttering up newsrooms, making the teas and trying to learn to write. In fact, the first radio newsroom I ever broadcast from was in Bournemouth.
I did the almost mandatory stint at hospital radio when I was 18. Then after university, armed with an English degree and a Post-Grad in Broadcast Journalism I went to work for the BBC.
I had a great few years as a radio and tv reporter and then news presenter before moving to ITV Anglia as a news presenter.
But life has a funny way of remembering things. I had lived next-door to the local weatherman when I grew up and I always thought, “What a great job!”
At school we had spent a fascinating (to me!) year on weather; setting up a weather station, plotting fronts, writing our own forecasts – all in the days long before the internet.
So, all those years later while I was reading the news, I was secretly longing to move to meteorology and after some pleading, my bosses agreed to let me give weather a go.
But never one to keep things simple, my husband and I decided to start a family and move to Brussels.
So I became firm friends with the Eurostar team, commuted between two countries for work and had two babies.
It's no wonder my French didn't immediately become fluent like I'd hoped, although I can always order up a pain-au-chocolat!
After that it was a year living in Washington DC watching the run-up to the elections and then a return to England and my roots at the BBC.
Joining the BBC South Today team is like returning to my broadcasting roots, back to the area where I started all those years ago. I can't wait to get out and about in this beautiful region and definitely can't wait to introduce our children to sailing.
But it's the job that's so brilliant, I get paid to talk about the weather, a subject I would (and do) happily go on and on about for free!