Claire Burgess’s Blog

Into 2010

Posted in Claire Burgess, Media, Miscellaneous, Music, Radio by Claire Burgess on February 2, 2010

Wow is it really February already?  I have been so busy lately blogging hasn’t been the top of my list. But I have missed you so I am going to give you the run down of the 10 most important things that happened to me at the end of 2009 in no particular order and then I promise I will start blogging again.

1. Moved to Worcester

I have moved to the beautiful city of Worcester. It’s lovely! I still work in Birmingham though so I’m traveling lots

2. Worked on my first single release

I worked with Muchuu (www.muchuumusic.com) on their first ever release Somebody Tell Me.

3. Made my first ever trip to Radio 1

Having been listening to Radio 1 since the days of Chris Evans I was really happy to finally pay them a visit. I met the very lovely Huw Stephens when I took Muchuu there for their first national radio interview.

4. My Grandad Died

He was old and had done lots of things I can only dream of. I miss him.

5. Got a job in Radio again

I’m now producing Simon Greening’s Weekend Wake Up on Radio City 96.7 in Liverpool. Having found a letter I wrote to them asking for work experience when I was 15 it has only took me nearly 10 years to get to the “top of the tower” To listen to the show or see what we have been up to go to www.radiocity.co.uk/simon

6. Made my first trip to America

I went Couch Surfing in New York for New Year. It was amazing. New Yorker’s are some of the nicest people I have ever met. If your thinking about going then just book a ticket right now!

7. Got a Blackberry

I have a love-hate relationship with it. I love what it has given to me and hate what it has taken away. Either way, times have changed.

8. Got a ticket to go to Nepal and climb Mt Everest

I’m off to climb Mt Everest with my friend Jemma in May. I will write more about this soon.

9. Smart Car troubles

My lovely Smart Car has died, come back to life, died again and then had its engine refitted. So far so good.

10. Set up Buy A Man A Boat

I set up a charitable organisation called Buy A Man A Boat (BAMAB for short) to help raise money for those who need it. You can read all about it here: www.buyamanaboat.com

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Birthday Cake

Posted in Claire Burgess, Food, TV by Claire Burgess on October 23, 2008

As my Birthday is coming up on the 11th November I got into a big discussion last night about Birthday cake. This is a big part and often overlooked element to having a Birthday particularly because I love cake, especially Birthday cake.

My boyfriend insists you can’t go wrong with a Marks and Spencer’s Vanilla Sponge with icing. However, he reminded me, I am quite partial to some Chocolate Caterpillar Cake. I then told him about the cake I am desperate to try after seeing it on LK Today’s Lust List a few weeks ago… The Giant Pink Fondant Fancy Cake. I love the mini Mr Kippling ones so this is perfect. I hope it tastes as good as it looks.

This is not in the same league as the one I had for my 21st Birthday which looked like my twin sister and I in our Smart Car. Mmmmmm CAAAAAAKKKEEEE!