BBC Interview – a Moment of Fame!

I did a phone interview with a reporter last month and today the interview is up on the website.

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20130918-how-to-retire-in-paradise

It’s an interesting experience remembering the interview and now seeing the finished article. You say what you say, but you really don’t know what is going to end up in the article. I think it came out OK, but off course there are details I want to add too.

First, my husband is Joel, not David! We live in David.

The house cost $4500 to set up because I came with nothing but a suitcase and had to buy everything! – appliances, beds, tables, chairs, dishes, towels, pillows, silverware, a vegetable peeler….. you get the idea. It took two months to buy a sofa because I’d never bought a new sofa before, and it took awhile to talk me out of the sticker shock. Otherwise, I think the information is pretty much OK.

The interview was all business. She had a list of questions and just fired them off instead of having a conversation. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but now I see that she probably had a format in mind and wanted all the interviews to be similar with the same types of information. You know how us bloggers are though. We like conversation 😀

So there you have it though, my moment on BBC. Cool huh!

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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10 Responses to BBC Interview – a Moment of Fame!

  1. How fantastic! I just went to the article and there you are!!!
    Very exciting! 🙂

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  2. Jerry says:

    Very cool indeed — You are (soon to be) famous and we will all have to stand in line to get an autograph :). Loved the write up but I worry that the word will get out before we move to Panama and prices will go up as a result. Congratulations on a great interview.

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    • Kris says:

      I hate to tell you, but prices are already going up. There is progress and growth everywhere and things are happening in David. As for me, I don’t see any lines in my future so you can get an autograph anytime 😀

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  3. indacampo says:

    Great job Kris. But you’re right, the article is a bit too short to give people the true “feeling” of living here. Kind of like “just the facts Ma’am”! 🙂

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  4. Hi Kris, thought you might be interested to know that in the U.K. the home of the BBC, your article is not available. It’s only available to international readers! I had to use a VPN service to view it.

    Cheers, Kevin

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    • Kris says:

      Really! Maybe they don’t want you Brits getting any ideas about leaving the country 😀
      Thank goodness for VPN services though. That’s very useful here too because a lot of things get blocked here.

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  5. Awesome! Congratulations. Your picture on the article is great, too. 🙂

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