It is that time in December where we are here there and everywhere. Christmas shopping takes us on all sorts of adventures through department stores, supermarkets and pit stops at coffee shops.
Christmas parties are being arranged, emails are being chased up to see who will be attending and friends and family want to see us and know, “what are you doing for Christmas? You are more than welcome to come to us”.
Last year you may have been at the in-laws, this year that may mean that they are they coming to you.
Or you maybe have decided that “this year we are staying at ours” because “it is too much running around”.
This decision alone is like a military operation. We have to first ask our other halves what they would like to do - well it is polite. Then we each branch off to ask our direct families what they are doing, who in turn may have to ask their other halves and so it rolls on.
After two weeks we finally know what we are doing, apart from at least one member of the family who still cannot make their mind up.
That results in us not knowing what size turkey to buy and a little bit of stress starts to build. We do not want to push our family member who can not make a decision as it is Christmas, but we can not get on with what we need to do.
It’s as much of a rollercoaster of a decision as reading this piece.
I took some time out from decision making when Rebecca Ferguson came in to kmfm. She is so lovely, friendly and her voice is wow!
When the team knew that she was coming in to the studio everyone said the same thing: “I love her voice.”
One great thing with the former X Factor contestant is that her voice is so distinctive that you know it is her when you hear her song on the radio.
“I Hope” is a catchy single that will have your attention from the moment Rebecca sings the first note.
Her album, Freedom, which is out now, I hope does wonders for her.
Her first album sold more than a million copies.
It’s always a pleasure to play her music and speak to her.
Talking of the stars, listen out for kmfm’s Christmas With The Stars. Over Christmas The Saturdays, JLS, McFly, Lawson and Rebecca Ferguson will be on kmfm presenting their own shows!
The JLS boys kick it off on Christmas Eve from 1pm.
Right, I must get back to sorting out Christmas. Why can I never find pigs in blankets between February and November?
I’ll speak to you on your way home on kmfm Drivetime from 4pm.