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Friday, 8 June 2012
I am an insomniac, and at night I often lie in bed, with an earphone stuck in one ear, listening to the radio via my satellite TV.
I listen to various stations, but one of my favourites is BBC's Radio 4 Extra. They broadcast old comedy shows, as well as some pretty good classic serials.
In recent times I've turned on, and found myself listening to a show called 'Garrison Keillor's Radio Show'; a bizarre American concoction of aimless chatter and dreary Country and Western wailing.
Am I supposed to laugh somewhere? Is it supposed to be serious? Have I missed some important point? I'm baffled!
Has anyone else come across this strange programme? There are often bizarre reciprocal arrangements between international TV and Radio stations, so I imagine the BBC were forced to take this one in exchange for one of theirs. Even so, I can't understand why it's on Radio 4 Extra; it doesn't seem to belong there (or anywhere, really).
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!