Week 1: In which I have an out of body experience and acquire my very own sunbeam.
We're in Mallorca for half term, soaking up some late autumn sunshine, when we hear the good news. As we fly back to rain-sodden England it feels as though we are bringing our own little ray of BAFTA sunshine back with us.
Loads to do when we get back, but we try to get our priorities right! Telling the team that Horrid Henry is nominated - that's a lot of phone calls and emails - and saying thank you too. We're wrapping up the last show of the second series (our 104th episode) right now, and there's always a bit of a post production hangover when a series finishes and the team goes their separate ways. But this is a great way to be reminded of how such a fantastic production team can produce such a good show, and especially when it comes from your peers. And we're really happy to have earned a nomination on CITV's behalf too, as they have been such a keen and supportive broadcaster. The biggest thank you goes of course to Mike, my partner in every sense of the word, without whom I can truly say none of this would have happened.
Henry's new website launches this week - www.horridhenry.me
- and the fact that we are going to be interacting with the audience 24 hours a day (well, almost) makes me feel slightly dizzy. We've come a long way from the very basic message board which we set up way back when we did the Look Who's Talking kids' season at Channel Four . That was only 15 years ago, and at the time there was no doubt that we were fulfilling our brief to be innovative but as an early reader of Wired magazine (anyone remember that?!) it was obvious that the frontiers were becoming infinite, though no-one knew quite what the impact would be on everyday life.
Does anyone else feel as though they're leading a double one - one on the ground and one up there in the ether somewhere? And if so, does it ever bother you?! Answers on a postcard please!