06 April 2010
Radio 4 Savekers Administration: Recalling the Lonely Experience
Having just Googled
"Savekers"... something I tend to do from time to time as I often find long lost relatives that way, I found that an interview I'd given a while ago for Radio 4 was played out on Easter Monday.
I've had a tough old few weeks for one reason or another and to sit with a cup of tea and indulge in 28 non work minutes with the laptop and my eldest son was a rare treat although listening to the programme was really quite strange.
To hear it back, albeit edited to remove the moments my voice broke under the emotion during the interview, was still very hard to hear. In many ways my grieving is still ongoing and I can feel the pain as much now as at the time. My husband knows all too well exactly how hard I still find it but each day that passes is a day we go forward.
Ben, my son, said that he found it fascinating to hear. He has quite an understanding of the recession especially considering his age plus his ability to care and protect me is something we are incredibly proud of. My youngest son even wrote a piece at junior school recently about my experience and the family business, again he really does understand the human side of recession and the consequent fall out.
I was really quite worried that the interview would fail to portray the reality of what happened but I think all in all the producer, Laurence Grissell from the BBC, did a very good job. I'd be interested in what people think...if you want to hear for yourself, go to the following LINK