* AGM XXXV
* Waking Up Is Hard To Do
* The BBC - Bang Up to Date
It seems incredible to me that, almost four years after I retired from the BBC, our AGMs have survived and flourished. We’ve now had 34 of them, and the 35th is on the horizon.
Sometimes, ad hoc committee meetings even spring up as if from the minds of the Honourable Company. Such a convocation gathered last week at Birkheads Nursery. Vivienne has kindly sent me these pictures of it.
A very big Thankyou to Mick and Christine for providing the coffee, the cakes and the cabaret once again.
Our annual visit to the Tanfield Railway (not far from Birkheads Nursery) will take place at about 1030 this upcoming Wednesday 29 August.
Planking and tangos notwithstanding, a splendid time is guaranteed for all.
WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
The guys in this video are all genuine, practising anaesthesiologists from the University Hospital of Minnesota.
Just click on the link or copy-and-paste it into the Search box of your internet browser.
A big Thankyou once again to Dave Shannon, who sent me it.
THE BBC - BANG UP TO DATE
Lawrence has sent me this mysterious remnant of Paul and Ian on BBC Radio Newcastle. The link below will take you to what Lawrence calls ‘a hidden page’ of the current BBC Newcastle website.
Click on it here (or copy and paste the link into the Search box of your internet browser). When you get to the relevant page, click on the Speaker icon below our names.
What surprises me most about this link is not necessarily that it still exists some 5 years after Paul and Ian’s programme was despatched to the Great Radio Archive in the Sky but rather the content of the link itself. What on Earth made the BBC choose this particular snapshot of inconsequential drivel when they had 7 years’ worth of much worse inconsequential drivel to choose from?
I can think of many moments from our programme that I wish I had taped….
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