Monthly Archives: November 2009

Tempus Fugit on Radio 4

Hasn’t Christmas come round quickly this year? Why does time speed up the older you get? Why does it fly when you’re having fun, but drag when you’re bored? I know. Sort of. My next programme Tempus Fugit is on…

Divatastic

As you may know, when I train people who have to appear as guests on TV, I always tell them to be assertive and make sure they’re feeling comfortable. From now on, I’ll be calling this the Mariah Technique, after…

Twins Piqued

Boll and I were relieved to see Jedward evicted from the X-Factor, and we enjoyed Susan Boyle’s performance. We’re still rooting for Joe or Stacey to win. Here are some exclusive pics from Saturday’s show. Jedward   Susan Boyle  …

Hertford North Flood

North Road turned into a river the other day during heavy rainfall. Here it is, outside Hertford North station. I had to wade through water to get in.

Whatshisname

I was walking through town yesterday and thought about one of my friends. I could see his face and recall his first name. But I’d completely forgotten his surname – even though I absolutely knew I knew it. In the…

Dark and Stormy Peacock

As you can see, the Hertfordshire Mercury kindly covered my forthcoming programme It was a Dark and Stormy Night (BBC Radio 4, Thursday 26 November, 1130 am). I’m slightly regretting my attempt to look spooky and Gothic in the photo,…

Nightmare Before Christmas

I find many things irritating. But, pretty near the top of the list are – Vibrato whistling and When a child is born by Johnny Mathis So I wasn’t best pleased to be trapped on a bus in Newcastle last…

Another Elderly Person Conversation

Madonna’s former husband Ian: Have you been to Dorset? EP: Yes. And we went to the pub where Madonna and Lionel Richie used to go to.