2014 Update

What a crazy couple of months and a great autumn it’s been. Now I’m definitely struggling to adjust to this winter weather (when are those Australian dates coming up again….?!).

It’s this time of year that you start to reflect on the year to date… and it’s certainly been a busy one. Always having the travel bug, a return trip to Oz for Wanted Down Under was a delight, plus visiting Cambodia and Vietnam for the first time has to be one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

Escape Interview (cider barrel!)

One of the ‘jewels’ in my presenting career is hosting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and this year was no exception. Bring on May 2015 for yet another floral frenzy….. And where would I be without Escape to the Country. I think I may have even sold the odd house or two. Seriously!!

Highlights of the last couple of months alone have been travelling the breadth of Europe for Escape To The Continent as well as hosting The Spanish Riding School of Vienna. I was working, or should that be watching, in awe as Carl Hester, Lee Pearson and Natasha Baker, our Olympic and Paralympic gold medalists, gave their dressage demonstrations to audiences of thousands at Sheffield and Wembley Areas.

Spanish Riding School


I’m finally enjoying some down time back home (log fire and some good/bad TV, yes please) and looking forward to spending the Christmas season with family. I’ll also be popping into BBC Radio 2 to host some shows towards the end of the month and early January (they’re my family too, don’t forget!), so make sure you send in your festive requests and you may get a shout out and dedication from yours truly.

Keep an eye out for the new series of Wanted Down Under on BBC1 in January. Tears and tantrums a plenty, plus hopefully some life changing moments too!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!
See you all in 2015!
Nicki x

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