For the last few weeks, BBC Radio 4 has been researching a piece on the group I belong to, the Chilterns American Women's Club. (That's something of a misnomer—we're not all women, nor are we all Americans.) The programme aired this morning. It's a pretty good piece, especially if you've ever wondered what it's like to move to another country. The ex-pat life isn't as glamorous as I sometimes make it out to be. It can be a lonely, isolating experience, especially for the spouses who don't have the built-in support of a work environment.
The two BBC producers accompanied my hiking group with their fuzzy mics and questions. You can hear me (at around the 10:00 mark) leading the group into the "lush Chiltern hills", showing off the pretty village of Latimer and the knot garden there. I also introduce the dog, my co-leader. She tried to eat the mic. Thought it was a stuffed rabbit. But at least she didn't run away, like the little terrier did. "Who's got the white terrier? Come back!"
If you want to listen, go here and click on "Listen Again".