Bolly consults her GPS to locate more food
My Radio 4 programme Cache in Pocket is now (finally) available on BBC iPlayer for a few days. And I’ve written a feature about geocaching enthusiasts for BBC Online.
This week’s pin-up is a dainty damselfly – possibly called Deirdre. Damselflies have made a comeback in England in recent weeks, after flying off to the continent in a huff in 1952. Good to know our damsels are no longer in distress.
Continuing with my attack on ludicrous TV inanities, today’s absurdity popped up on a weatherforecast –
It’s going to be warm and sunny. So ‘warm and sunny’ sums it up quite nicely.
Indeed, it does.
People keep moaning I never tell them when I’m on. So here goes …
BBC Radio 4, Friday 23 August 2010, 11 am Cache in Pocket Producer – Sarah Langan
As you can see, it’s a Radio Times Choice, described as ‘fascinating’ by their reviewer. How kind.
Basically, it’s about my quest to become a Geocacher. Geocaching is a trendy-geeky hi-tech sport, which involves marauding round with a GPS receiver in search of hidden stashes.
Along the way, I meet a multi-millionaire who’s found 15,000 caches, a hyperactive womble, and the legendary Dave Ulmer who invented it all in Oregon ten years ago.
I also get attacked by nettles, freak myself out in a tunnel and have a nasty brush with Muggles.
If you can’t catch it live, you have no excuse. It’ll be on BBC iPlayer.
looking for an extreme cache, inadvertantly impersonating Holman Hunt’s Light of the World
I’ve just discovered a fab site called Totallylookslike which features some very funny and revealing lookalikes (not just human ones). Definitely worth a visit.
This is possibly the greatest line ever. It comes from Tinie Tempah’s Pass Out
I can really relate to it. Because – like Mr Tempah – I’ve been to Southampton but have never, to the best of my knowledge, visited Scunthorpe.
Has anyone, I wonder, ever been to Scunthorpe but never been to Southampton?