Updated: May 8
Just want to start this month's blog update by saying that I hope everyone is safe and well during these crazy times.
It feels like there is starting to be a bit more of a routine and people are finding their ways of coping with the adjustments we've had to make.
Strangely thinking about it while typing - I have only left Colby once during April! Which was to go to the refuse centre (lots of garden materials - wife's lockdown project!). Crazy when you think about it. I'm by no means just sat in the house; I walk the dogs out the fields by the back of us and keeping active on zwift (no surprise!) and for myself, haven't felt like I've been restricted. Guess that's just my own psychology of getting on with what I see as the "normal" things I'd be doing and tailoring them to be as close to home.
But enough about me!
This month we had chats with:
Roy Moore - legendary TT Commentator with a memory of 20 elephants.
Mark Robinson - ex-All Black and rugby player
Chris Mitchell - Motorbiker and cyclist - the "One Armed Racer"
Lee Holland - Swimmer and Island's National Coach.
We managed to get Roy and Mark recorded before the lockdown came into place, so it was interesting for myself and Martin to get to use zoom for our chats with Chris, Lee and guests since.
Yet another skill to learn in the editing/recording side of things. They seem to have worked well and still allows us to continue to chat with our guests.
With that comes the video element... so we can't be lazing around in our PJ's all day when we record!
At the time of writing, they are talking about easing off some of the restrictions, but who knows when we will be back to "normal". So, for the time being, we'll keep recording this way - although we'll have to think about how we continue to video record our conversations when we get back to the "Studio". Always something new to learn - which is great.
As usual, if you would like to be a guest, please get in contact with us and we can arrange a chat.
On to some big news - Christian Varley has announced that he will be doing 19 marathons in 19 consecutive days to raise funds for The Manx Solidarity Fund.
This is an unbelievable challenge for a well-deserving cause. We'll be catching up with Christian throughout the 19 days, so make sure to keep tabs on our Facebook and your podcast outlets for information!
Click on the below to find more details on the Manx Solidarity Fund and the work that they do.
It should go without saying, but please spare a few coins to help Christian towards his target of £19,000
Thanks for taking the time to read this. If there's anything you'd like my thoughts on, let me know and I'll add into the next blog update.
Stay well and keep safe,
Matt - The M Word