Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Radio Station Visit With Mum

On Saturday My Mum and I had a girls afternoon out to Paddington to have a little bit of a look around. We went to a local coffee shop after a magical mystery tour in some of the local back streets there.

After the little tour we went to the appointment that Mum had with the radio station there. The name of the radio station is East Side FM 89.7 where my mum had the interview with. Getting there was really interesting because from the outside it didn't look like a radio station.

When we got in the actual studio it was really cool because it was so quiet so the outside noise wouldn't get in. The reason why we were there was that my Mum and Dad did an IPhone App for cafes. . Mum did the writing, Dad did the photo's and I also for a few days went around cafes taking photos for Mum as well.

There were a couple of other people on the show talking about cheese, wines and also some type of fruit logs produced locally.They were sampling a couple of brought in wines as well as having a cheese platter. So it was a real foodies on-air convention literally which I found really funny yet cute at the same time. I was sitting in the background hoping that I wouldn't make any noises to disturb them.

For me the last time I was in a radio station was when I was at the ABC radio studio's in Ultimo where I was put in a small booth what they called "The Tardis" for an interview about my book. I was all by myself with headphones and a microphone in front of me waiting for the man to get to me...I also was getting inspired to try to get a radio interview for myself. Yet that's another blogpost.

Today was my Mums moment in the spotlight so I wanted to record it by taking a few photos. Yet when we were at the cafe I found out my camera had run out of batteries so I couldn't take any picture. The only camera I had was on my mobile phone so I used that instead. So I'm sorry if the photo's aren't that good quality yet it was the best I had.

Apart from that the interview went extremely well with a bit of wine and cheese tasted by both my Mum and I. I felt honored to be allowed in the studio with my Mum that day and being included on what she sometimes does for work.... I am so proud of my Mum and Dad it's not funny. I hope that their app goes so well for them because they deserve it.

Down below I'm going to include links about my parents websites. Also the link on the radio station program that my Mum was on and also the link for the lady who was talking about the cheeses. Here they are....

My Parents: Australian Regional Food Guide

The Sydney Cafe Culture Iphone App

Food & Travel

Eastside FM 89.7:
"Food In Focus" Presented by Natascha Moy

Claudia Bowman (nee McIntosh) from Mcintosh and Bowman Cheesmongers

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Today Dad!!!

Hey there friends!! Today is a super special day today in a few more ways then one. My Dad was born on this day many years ago which was way before my time. Or even he knew that he was going to be a father as well. Also letting you know that it wasn't my Dad's birthday to day yet it was his mothers birthday as well. His mother happened to be my Grandmother who kept her Scottish accent up until she died. So we used to celebrate both birthday's on that day up until a few years ago. Yet my Grandma is still remembered even though she has passed away.

Talking of my birthday's and my Grandma...she so much wanted a daughter after having a couple of boys. She even picked out a girls name for the baby to be. There won't be any prizes for those who guess right yet I'd like to hear what your guess's are... So please let me know....
Anyway as history tells a little baby boy was born to my Grandparents.

Many years have past where he had many and also experiences in his journey. He went to college where he met his wife who is now my Mum. A bit of time passed and they had two kids including me. No his life as a Dad has been interesting and hard also testing sometimes. That's been from me being his daughter I think having Asperger's. Yet my brother and I combined have given them both a few grey hairs.

I got a bit sidelined there yet the bottom line is he is the best Dad out. Sure over the years we have had our disagreements as father and daughter yet I still love him! For anyone who's read my book you can testify to that. So my Dad, my old young man, my father I wish you the best Happy Birthday out!! Love your only daughter....Megan... oxoxoxoxxooxox

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Taste Of Sydney Show"

Here's just a few photo's I took of the day that I spent with my Mum, my brothers girlfriend and a friend of hers. I also met Manu from 'My Kitchen Rules' cooking fame.