the weather have been any worse? Mel came to help out
and make sure everything was ready for the broadcast day.
I had always worried that it might rain. So we got a gazebo
to put up in front of the gallery to protect Rebecca while
she was filming. But we never anticipated a gale!! The
winds were phenomenal and the rain was lashing down!!
Mel and I set up the gazebo and within minutes it had
smashed against the dividing garden wall attempting to
bring us with it over into the next garden!! That was
scary!! So we had to make due without it.
arrived with a cast on his foot and very serious looking
kids from out of town won't be able to be here until Wednesday
for the actual broadcast (as part of their prize is the
trip to London-train travel, hotel room, etc.) Although
the local kids were able to come to the dress rehearsal
and when they arrived they were all petrified.
was really amazing. Before long he had all the kids talking
and telling stories. We did a few 'run-throughs' of the
broadcast and then launched into the real (fake) one.
It was an enormous success!! Matthew was brilliant!! What
a genius. The commentary was excellent. My favourite bit
was where he launched into 'whether kid experts were failed
kid artists or not, etc....'. He was really funny. All
the kids were fantastic.
just hope it all goes according to plan on Wednesday.
As practised as we are- it will all be different when
we are actually going live. There will also be other people
here who haven't done any of the rehearsals- Lizi announcing
the winners and the out of town kids. (Lizi couldn't come
to the practice broadcast either).
well only time will tell how it all goes. At least the
weather couldn't be worse. (Actually it could snow............).