Rona has been the subject of numerous broadcast media interviews both in the UK and abroad including on Bloomberg, Sky and ITV. Her fascinating story, awe-inspiring anecdotes and down-to-earth delivery style generate an instant interest and rapport whatever the audience.
The Explorers were against an array of other intelligent groups and to lose would have meant a loss of face and some interesting remarks from Ann!
Now that’s what I call scary but I am pleased to confirm that we won the day despite the challenges!
It’s great to achieve great things as an adventurer or explorer but sometimes hearing about it can be slightly intimidating for others. Now, however, there was a chance to see the tables turned and to witness an explorer floored by something so simple. Ready, Steady, Cook on BBC2 saw me pitting my cooking skills (yes, I have done some Cordon Bleu cooking) against those of Andy Dare (adventurer, sailor, first-class photographer and cook) in the ever popular TV cook show. Great telly and even more fun to take part in – and yes, they really do put it all together that quickly and yet the food tastes just divine!
Ainsley was fantastic as Andy Dare and I battled with the vegetables but I knew I was facing a challenge as Ainsley said to me ‘If you try turning that round the other way you might have more success.’ What tricky culinary skill was I attempting? To peel a potato with the wrong side of the potato peeler!’