I was on the telly! Recent Press Features…

Hey, it’s another quick update this time to tell you that I WAS ON THE TELLY!!

And, also in a couple of papers (!) so it has been quite the week.

I’m not by any means doing New Year, New Me shiz, BUT in the last couple of weeks, I have been saying yes to things I’d normally 100% run away from.

How it came about

I was approached by the Press Association (PA) via the charity Trekstock who wanted to interview me about my “miracle pregnancy”.

When the PA sent the piece out, it was subsequently picked up by the Manchester Evening News, Daily Mail and Mirror.

Pretty soon after, I began getting phone calls from journalists wanting to speak to me about my story – including ITV, who said they’d like to film with me!

I said erm… okay, sure… and decided to worry about what it would entail afterwards.

Miracle baby Sarah Gaffney-Lang ITV News
WATCH THE FEATURE


What it was like

As I have alluded to above, I was so so nervous about being filmed especially since it was a complete first for me.

The team arrived on Thursday morning (I say team – it was actually a presenter (Mel Barham) accompanied by a very talented cameraman) and soon got to work putting me at ease.

Under their direction, the first step was getting me sat sufficiently high up enough for my bump to be on show! And sorting the lighting out, and then once the camera equipment was ready I was mic’d up for the interview.

Thankfully, Mel and I had time for an initial chat before the camera was rolling which helped me feel more comfortable.

All in all, the filming took around an hour and a half including doing some shots of me in my apartment.

I wasn’t sure how long the piece would be, how much of the Q&A would be used or how it would be edited, so it was a total surprise to see the finished result when it aired in the evening.

Despite my high levels of anxiety all day, actually, I feel it was really nicely done and would definitely be less nervous about being filmed again in the future.

Here’s to accepting new opportunities!

What are your thoughts… would you consider speaking to the press to raise awareness or share your story? Have you already done so?

Sar x

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2 Comments

  1. Sue Davy
    January 13, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    You looked great and came across really well. It’s so exciting ! Clive and I were quite surprised when we were watching at our usual time. Did a quick message to David but he was travelling at the time. Tell him to keep us updated ! Be thinking about you. X

    • SarahGaffney
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 12:04 pm

      Hi Sue, so glad you happened to catch it!! And thanks so much, I’ll make sure you’re kept in the loop X

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