October 2008

Lesley Douglas. (30 October 2008)

ch-ch-ch-changes I am sad that Lesley Douglas has resigned from radio 2. I am sad that it came to this. I am amazed at the backlash. Yes I think it's time all broadcasters everwhere, including myself, are made responsible for...

Opening my Heartburn (29 October 2008)

i finally got my earphones from the travelling agent but I cant use them until I go back to the country, which I will do on Friday and then you won't see me for dust. The snow has melted, the...

Hard hats and microphones (27 October 2008)

How can a person lose an earring twice within as many weeks. And they are fine earrings. I've looked in my drawers - chest of - under the dresser, in my clothes. It has jostled me. But it is now...

Sarf East Fashion (23 October 2008)

There are good days and sometimes better. Today was sometimes better. William Roache - KEN BARLOW off the street - is a gentle, sweet man. He believes what he believes. Doesn't try to make anybody part of his gang. The...

Zeit who? (22 October 2008)

Zeitgeist: the spirit, attitude, or general outlook of a specific time or period. The spirit of our time. The Zeitgeist, as I write, is uncertainty. Politicians blaming each other. Money lenders counting their gains behind closed doors. Even the scientists...

Walk On By (21 October 2008)

Two hours of television and my eyes spin round like fruit machines. I watched Gok - not sure what I feel about him. I like Joan Rivers joke - a lollipop named after him is a Gok Sucker.... Then I...

Pillow Talk (20 October 2008)

On Saturday I made beef stew with horseradish dumplings, buttery cabbage and celeriac mash for seven of us. We had apple crumble made with the apples from our garden. There was not one crumb left. The satisfaction of the perfect...

Out and Ashout (15 October 2008)

I arrived back at the flat and spent 45 minutes shouting. SHOUT NUMBER ONE I had a delivery delivered. I wasn't home. because I do a daily show on the radio.... The man I spoke to made it quite clear...

Bedtime Stories (14 October 2008)

I went to my acupuncturst. Chatted for a bit and then I lay down on her couch. The room is tiny. One little white sink on the wall, a mirror hanging over it. A trolley with needles and assorted acupunctual...

Monday blues. (13 October 2008)

croaky voice, credit crunch felt quite queasy all through lunch. Lots of calls helped me out I whispered, spoke and tried a shout. Drunk my tea, listened more At 4.15 was out the door. Shopped for meat Cooked it down...

Random Acts of Kindness Again (10 October 2008)

I do not like doing the credit crunch, the economy, the wall street crash, or the city shuffle. I so believe in you reap what you sow that all those predatory speculators deserve evything they get. The problem is innocent...

Skating on thin ice ( 9 October 2008)

One of the most prominent members of the Inuit community, Aqqaluk Lynge pleaded for an end to the expansion of Stansted Airport back in May 2006. His testimony, along with several other Innuit Elders, revealed how 5,000 years of living...

Lewisham Nights ( 5 October 2008)

It's a perfect day for staying in and reading the papers, doing the ironing in front of the radio, watching telly and sleeping in my own bed. The rain is lashing down. It's driving in from the South, on a...

Sweet nothings ( 2 October 2008)

Two sweet potatoes in the oven. One sweet man coming to the flat with my new dungarees and red dress. One sweet acupuncturist who has calmed me down for tomorrow. Hundreds of sweet calls, messages & texts from people wishng...

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