Eat. Sleep. Write about Netball.

When I'm not working, I'm one of the quarter of a million people playing netball in England. And when I'm not playing it, I like to talk about it, write about it, message my team mates about it. Having already written an article for BBC Sport in 2018 about when we could see netball in the Olympics, I looked further into the increase in men playing the sport. Tap the links and have a read. And if...

Face behind the voice

Gearing up for hosting my own cricket show is exciting and has also involved just as much promo as it has prep work for what we'll be doing every Saturday on the radio. One of the things I got to do was be a part of the Radio Times' 'Face behind the voice' feature. It's an iconic part of the magazine and one that many broadcasters get excited about, so I feel pretty lucky. It was great to chat...

Around the Wicket

Having presented three episodes of the 2018 season of 'Around the Wicket' on BBC Essex, it's a huge honour to have been given the show on a permanent basis. I love cricket- I've watched it from a very young age and it's a massive part of family life so to be able to talk about it on the radio for 12 weeks of the year, is a dream. It's also means a lot of show promo which I'm not used to - as...

An Australian Adventure

I'm already planning my next trip... I've always wanted to go down under. Watching the cricket, it always felt like a vague dream that one day I'd save up and go. I think the thing that really brought it to life for me was reading Paige Toon's books (check out my previous post on visiting places from my favourite books here.) The first Paige Toon book I read was Chasing Daisy. I picked it up in...

I Heart New York

I finally got to wake up in the city that never sleeps... It's strange visiting New York for the first time. It feels like I know it so well, seeing it so often in films, on TV, the iconic landmarks. But at the same time, it still felt new and alien in the most wonderful way. Whilst visiting, I got to take a walk around central park, take in the view from the Empire State building, visit the...

Behind the scenes at Essex…

Ah. The Summer of 2018. The sun shone, Gareth Southgate got us all falling in love with England at a major tournament again (so near, but yet so far) and I made my presenting debut on BBC Essex. It was a pleasure to stand in and present 'Around the Wicket' on a Saturday afternoon, and in the process get to go behind the scenes at Essex.

What I’ve been up to…

Being a journalist means I get to meet a lot of interesting people and hear their stories. It also means that I'm so busy working, I often don't have time to write about what I'm doing on here. It would be impossible to share all of the stories on here (that's why you should be listening and following BBC Essex) but I'm very proud of some of the work I've created. Even though I work for the...

Election 2017 coverage

Having learned I would be out and about covering my first election for BBC Essex for the County Council in May, suddenly there was also the small matter of a General Election looming. For the local election coverage, I reported overnight from Colchester on the divisions in this area. It was a case of juggling radio reports, gathering pictures and videos for social media and trying to grab a word...