Can you please tell us about yourself?
I am a 51-year-old housewife and I've been married for 33 years. I live with my husband, my son, my niece and a 73-year-old lodger we inherited four years ago. To avoid being bored I also work full time and do quite a bit of voluntary work as well.
What's your story about Trudy?
Well, there are two main themes in my story. One is noticing how horses have shaped our family's life and the other is showing how, with a lot of effort and hard work, some of the most unlikely projects can succeed.
Why did you choose this as your digital story?
The idea came after I went to the BBC open evening held locally where I heard that Digital Storytelling could create a small piece of visible history. I knew that this would give me the opportunity to put together the information that I had collected for several years into some sort of order that could be looked back on, not just a jumble of old photos and scrap-book memories.
What was the experience like at the workshop in Ammanford?
Nobody could have gone into a workshop more unprepared than I was. I almost did not go back the second day. It wasn't the computers, the script or even the group work that worried me but I was recording my voice-over, I thought that people would think that Bryn Terfel had narrated my story. The problem was solved by the clever sound man who just recorded my voice and played it back to me - no problems. After that hurdle it was a brilliant experience.
Would you recommend the Digital Storytelling workshop to others?
Most definitely. If there is a workshop in your area please go along and tell your story - I wouldn't hesitate to do another digital story should the opportunity arise again.