January 2009

Big Ben Chimes 9.00 (29 January 2009)

Everything squeaked this morning. The womans shoulder strap on her bag outside the Tate. The bicycle that sped past on Horseferry Street. My hips as I finally arrived at LBC. I left very early. Walked over Battersea Bridge. Over Albert...

Ducking the trend. (28 January 2009)

St, James Parked under a heavy sky. Smoke was billowing out of a Buck house chimney - had the Pope died? I walked round the lake and saw with my own eyes families of ducks dipping for supper. There was...

ONLY WHEN I LAUGH by JACK SHEPHERD (28 January 2009)

I left the flat in the bright sunshine. It was cool and fresh. The boats looked like paper ships on a painted river. Walked over Battersea bridge, down Cheyne Walk right through to Pimlico, down past Victoria Station and then...

Ox-tails (26 January 2009)

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Year of the Ox. I am pogged on dumplings and custard cakes. Thank you to the GOLDEN PALACE in China Town, wonderful service, atmosphere and of course food. I am replete on Jasmine tea and...

Hertfordshire and back (25 January 2009)

Allan Sillitoe on Desert Island Discs, was so predictable. From 'Old Man River' to his stories. Not that there is anything wrong with predictability but being surprised by a persons life is always uplifting - he did not uplift me....

Logs agogo (24 January 2009)

POSITIVE SHRINKING by KEVIN LAYE, has had hundreds of you wanting to know about tapping. Buy his book, it's only little, and you'll be able to tap, dowse and think your self slim - well that's what he says. I...

Friday night is musing night (23 January 2009)

A curry for a friday. I'm now so tired I can't remember me naan. Mind you she died 36 years ago. boom boom. night night....

Number 11 and still counting (22 January 2009)

Getting from here to Leicester Square is turning into a delightful game. The puzzle of London where all roads seem to lead to and from home. All buses get me near to the Square and all tubes are mere moments...

A day at the Office. (21 January 2009)

Th Italian caff on the corner of Leicester Square is like being on the continent. The waitresses are ever so slightly surly, the waitors musically inclined, the paying customers mostly foreign and the big portions of food are served up...

To party or not to party (20 January 2009)

My eye was glued together when I woke up. Now it could be an eye-lash ( or ash-leye as Bee used to call it) or my insomnia. Whatever it is I woke up this morning in a fowl temper. Jim...

The night before Barakaday (19 January 2009)

It's all slowly revealing itself. Today the show was grown up and informative. Took a taxi home too tired to walk. Although this morning I found another route to South Kensington Station. I could hear myself chuntering to myself as...

Two days before inaugeration day. (18 January 2009)

Made the guest list for my 60th. Found the venue. Sorted the invites. Travelled back from the cottage in my pyjamas. Bought just the one Sunday newspaper. Put in the washing,. Blitzed the cottage. Tidied the flat and now I'm...

Excuses I have not......... (16 January 2009)

Yes know I should be ashamed of myself. I have no excuse, well actually I have, my keyboard kept jumping and missing letters, and my frustration level was so I High I wanted to scream Yesterday morning, whilst the old...

Thorsday ( 8 January 2009)

The Groucho Club, in Dean Street, is my actors club. Bernie makes life sweet, he hugs me in reception and makes me feel like Lisa Minnelli. I took Pammie and Paul, who are over from new York. I had a...

twitter or be damned ( 8 January 2009)

Cirque Soleil, Sunset Boulvevard two totally different experiences. One was big, in the Albert Hall, acrobats, ropes and headless overcoats, the other small, intimate with a team of actor musicians who somehow managed to make love whilst holding a trumpet....

2nd broadcast of 2009. ( 6 January 2009)

So I pulled my angel car4d and it said FUN. Have fun Make fun Be fun-ny So I decided that wahtever BR threw at me today I would be kind and generous and have the above mentioned. Icarried little with,...

2nd broadcast of 2009. ( 6 January 2009)

So I pulled my angel card this morning and it said FUN. Have fun Make fun Be fun-ny So I decided that whatever BR threw at me today I would be kind and generous and all of the above mentioned....

first 2009 broadcast. ( 5 January 2009)

I did not want to go back to work. Nothing against LBC but my cold meant I was snuffly, headachy and ever so slightly deaf in my left ear I didn't sleep last night. At 4.00 I was eating a...

The Last Supper ( 1 January 2009)

The river is as calm as a Japanese etching. It's 11.o'clock and four out of six of us are still sleeping off the excesses of 2008. The party went like this...........

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