2nd broadcast of 2009.

Posted by Jeni in LBC | 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.

I carried little, walked to the 170 bus stop, decided to sort my oyster out first.

Went to the corner shop where Ken, from the Gugurat sorted me out.

He checked my Oyster, and of course I had money on it even though the Scottish scoundrel from Waterloo East said I was out of credit.

Ken, after a phonecall, told me what I had to do, gave me back my card, sent me to Victoria to buy a travel card and laughed that his named rhymed with mine.

I walked, hood up, scarf wrapped, small steps, big smile ( I was having fun )and arrived at the bust stop at 10.13 as the 170 arrived.

14 minutes later I was standing at Pedro's window in Victoria underground. Pedro sorted my monthly travel card. Reimbursed me some money ( he was having fun) slagged off South West Trains and the idiots at Waterloo - and then talked about his mum in Portugal.

When it became clear that I was old enough to be his mother he reminded me that from March onwards I would be officially old and all my fares would be FREE.

Now I really was having fun. Obrigado Pedro.

Hymie you made me laugh, you're right 20 quids worth of abuse is not enough I should have really gone for it and bagged a Nifty.

Got to the studio in time for everthing, sorted the show, and came back on the South West Train to Reading - fast from Waterloo to Clapham Junction.

The show came down at 4.00. I was back in front of my 'pooter at 4.40. Now that's a result as my nephew would say.

Jim and I are going to the Albert hall to see Cirque Soleil.

Now that should be serious Fun.

B and Nathan are staying because their flat is so, so cold, and their landlord will only mend the boiler when they pay their rent which they are with-holding because of the useless running of their property.

They are arriving later, replete with wooly socks and lap tops, ready to finally complete last years work.

Please stay warm, even I find it cold and I am as hot blooded as a Walrus. Choo chooka choo.

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1. At January 6, 2009 6:45 PM Marmite wrote:

Tell B and Nathan I have every sympathy I haven't had any heating or hot water since Saturday and it won't be fixed til Friday complete new boiler to boot and a rather large bill.

Glad today was better for Jeni and they wonder why people don't use public transport eh?
Love Marmite x

2. At January 6, 2009 11:22 PM Fee wrote:

I caught your show today, you're doing a great job Jeni. I laughed like a drain when I heard your Geordie tale, "Jean Paul Gaultier's bro-aken the phoatocopia." As a Geordie I appreciated that! You're a real canny lass pet.

Keep on keepin on
xxx Fee xxx

3. At January 7, 2009 1:02 AM Kirsty Burns wrote:

Oh Angel cards! I used to volunteer at Women's Environmental Network and remember being introduced to Angel cards back then.

The middle hour of your show was really sad - the tales of the stolen dogs. Back in the mid-seventies I had a tortoise which was stolen twice. Some children brought it back first time - and someone had drilled a hole in the back of his shell. But then he went missing for good :(

4. At January 7, 2009 5:03 PM Ann wrote:

I have missed seeing Jim in his Panto dress this year....

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