Carrot cake, easter eggs and a hugely warm welcome this afternoon provided by Jacqui James (Presenter and Chairman of BHR ) in the company of Alan Newman, Peter Irvin and Steve King. It was a real party atmosphere to greet the super Aris Papaioannou from Southend.Hospital Radio. A seasoned radio pro, he arrived with his personal 'cans'. Jacqui had already collected numerous musical requests from patients and hospital staff and I had a lovely time as Jacqui had used a couple of my books as theme material - very clever stuff, matching musical choices to some of my chapters on superstitions, witchcraft, herbal remedies etc.
Ari gave us some fascinating stories from his home country of Greece and I came away, as usual, realising I had a lot of reading to do and even more ideas and projects to research.