The lunchbox lady was on BBC Radio! Yes, you read that right! The lunch box lady (that’s me) was interviewed on 9 BBC local radio stations! All on the one day!
7 of the radio interviews were back to back in a 60 minute window of opportunity! First up was BBC Radio London, followed by BBC Radio Oxford…
Lunchbox lady on the radio!
If you missed them and want to listen in to the top budget lunch box tips I shared to help save you money, here are the links to the interviews :
BBC Radio London with the talented Shay Kaur Grewal – listen in from 20:30 mins in. (8 minute interview)
BBC Radio Oxford with the lovely Adam Ball – listen in from 1:36:00 in. (7 minute interview)
I also appeared on 7 local radio stations in 60 minutes! :
BBC Radio Newcastle live – the big question here is can cheese be frozen?
BBC Radio Wiltshire live
BBC Radio Leeds Live
BBC 3CR Live
BBC Cumbria Live
BBC Stoke Live – they totally loved my favourite sandwich idea with cream cheese!
BBC Bristol Live
And yes, it was incredibly fast paced, going from one radio station to the next! I had to be on my toes ready to be ready to be ready!
So how did it all start you are asking? Well first a journalist got in touch to talk budget lunch box tips and ideas to save money. I mean we all need help right now. The cost of cheese, bread, eggs and more has really gone up! Dare I admit it, I have receipts from last year’s food shop and it is scary when you compare year on year how much certain food items have gone up. Read the article below to see the price comparisons. But this is where I come in sharing my budget lunch box tips and how to turn it into a bit of a game… There are lots more tips in my 30 day challenges and of course, you can gain snippets sprinkled across all my social media channels! But check the article below for more details…
Lunchbox World on BBC Business News online
You may have seen the BBC Business News online article where I shared my top budget lunch box tips, which started the day off on a whirlwind… I awoke with trepidation. Had the BBC article gone live? I searched on the BBC website, found the article and had read the article all by 630am!
I was then contacted early morning to line up the radio interviews! It was surreal and I loved every minute of it! I kept pinching myself as I went from one radio station to the next! I wonder if I have truly found my calling!
For those of you new to Lunchbox World, let’s re-wind a little and share my mission and how I am here to help YOU.
About Lunchbox World – what’s the mission?
Why am I doing this? What’s it all about? I have 3 kids and I’ve been packing lunch boxes since 2005, when I had no choice but to pack lunch boxes for my kids. There was no option for school dinners. So I founded Lunchbox World. Read all about me here.
My overarching mission is to help young parents equip themselves for packing healthy lunch boxes for their kids.
To inspire, excite them but above all, I’m here to help you/ young parents to reconnect with your/their kids, the kids with food and the parents with their kids and families.
We all want healthy happy kids that thrive in life and that we’ve helped set up for life!
More budget lunch box ideas
I’ve since started a series on YouTube where I share budget lunch box ideas. Here’s the budget lunch box playlist link. So don’t forget to check those out and subscribe to the channel if you haven’t. We upload a new lunch box idea every Wednesday to keep you inspired!
In the budget lunch box series, I’ve initially set the budget at £2 a lunch box, which is cheaper than the average price of a school dinner in the UK. What’s more, it is definitely cheaper than the cheapest meal deal I have found at £3.50 for those in need of a working lunch. But I know some of you want me to hit that £1 a lunch box price point, so the challenge will continue! Watch this space and if you’ve subscribed, then you’ll be notified!
We are in the midst of the Cost of Living crisis and I am here to help you not only put the FUN back into packed lunch boxes but to also get the kids to eat their lunch boxes! Let’s help minimise that food waste!
So check out the top budget tips article on the BBC Business News online and let me know if there are any tips you’d add.
Don’t forget also I created a 30 day’s worth of budget tips here so check those out.
Thanks for reading. I know this post is full of golden nuggets, so be sure to connect on whatever platform works for you, and be sure to go grab your FREEBIE if you haven’t already! (hit subscribe at the top of the home page)
Until next time…
Let’s keep having FUN packing those lunch boxes!
The lunch box lady x