July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
When we decided to honour who we deem to be our best bloggers by producing their own video clips and page of honour on our website (and giving them some valuable experience in front of some cameras), we never realized how hard it may be for them. What we take for granted and regard as a day’s work may be terrifying for some people, regardless of being celebs in their own right.
Indeed, nobody can deny the fact that Janice Tripepi and Sue Green (plus a few more peeps we have our eye on!) are true celebs in our realm of blogland. But working in blogland means one mostly sits in privacy and is safely and comfortably obscured from prying eyes while behind our PCs or laptops. (Actually, I often work in my gown and slippers and nobody in their right minds could ever, possibly call mine ‘lingerie’ or even nightclothes or sleepwear … ) Yes, one normally works calmly and privately … until a television crew grabs you and smears eyeliner around your eyes, pokes at your boobs to get then ‘just so’ in their v-neck aprons and sticks a little Prestic face onto a camera and asks you to ‘talk to the people out there’ so that they can establish your ‘eye-line’ … which nine times outta ten is not remotely near the centre of the lens like any normal person would expect. The only sympathy one gets is the offering of Calmettes or Rescue Remedy (in some cases both) and somewhere after hours of shooting, a glass of wine in the hope of settling the nerves.
Well, the other day (amidst the lead-up excitement of the fabulously successful Blogger’s Indaba), we did it to Sue Green, our beloved Sous Chef. She was in Cape Town (like Janice Tripepi was when we shot her clips) and we thought “Why not now?” And we did it and what a joy it was!
Sue was incredibly nervous but, like a trooper and a pro, she got in there and she did it. She did it well, she did it with humour, she did it with tenderness and above all, she did it with sincerity. We proudly share her clips and recipe with you.
Visit Sue’s Best Blogger page here.