We’ll we had an exciting couple of days. Jono and I were invited to go onto The Morning Show on TV3 (which is an Irish tv channel) to discuss Jonathan’s spinal surgery and how long he was waiting for it.
Our section was pre-recorded so we got the train to Dublin yesterday. It was just our luck that a section of the railway was flooded. So we got a nice, shiny new train to Dromod then had to get a bus to Longford. Where we had to wait for 40 minutes for the train to arrive…..and when it did it was one of those awful old commuter trains.
We finally got into Dublin at 12.40pm and a taxi was waiting to take us to TV3. We were both really nervous, we weren’t sure what to expect.
When we got to the studio we were shown to the canteen and were told to get something for our lunch. I was so nervous that for some reason I ordered a ham and stuffing panini…..I never eat ham..lol. As we were waiting for our lunch Martin King came in. Jono and I were both really starstruck!
After lunch we were taken to just outside the studio were Martin came and met us properly and had a long chat with us. He was very friendly and explained how the show worked. Then I had to go into a small studio where I had a microphone on me and Martin was interviewing me, although you can only see and here me on that part of the show. I was like a rabbit caught in the headlights, I was so nervous.
We were then taken in to have make up put on us. I even got my hair done. Jono got his done too.
Then Sybil Mulcahy came to meet us and have a chat. She was really friendly as well. We also met Alan Cantwell who is the TV3 newsreader. Jono got their autographs and had photos taken with them so he was delighted.
Then we went in to the studio, which we found fascinating looking at all the different sets and seeing how the show works. We did our interview, got some photos taken and then a taxi took us back to the station. I’m so proud of Jono not only has he had his spinal problem to contend with he also has Asperger’s Syndrome. I think he’s done so well.
It was a long day, but really enjoyable. The videos are here: