Lovely to meet talented broadcast journalist Thomas Magill once again. A year ago the occasion was a special outside broadcast on a hot June afternoon and we were celebrating the Queen's Jubilee. But today we were safely tucked away in the BBC Essex studio in Chelmsford for a new afternoon programme.
Thomas is looking at the Arts in Essex and we sure have a goodly share of music, theatre, creative art and - very importantly - writing and literature. In the upcoming programmes, Thomas will be inviting some of Essex's best in the world of art and entertainment and, of course, our county's cream of writers, poets and playwrights.
Watch this space!