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Radio Days and Nights


Recently I have gone back to listening to the radio.  When I was a teenager it was always BBC Radio One. Now I tend to listen to the local BBC radio stations as I travel to and from work for the travel updates and local stories.  One lunchtime I listened as the local radio presenter was on an outside broadcast at an event and  tickled a pig!

I have become a fan of some National Talk Radio shows.  A lot of radio stations have appeared on the internet and on free-view and satellite TV  and when flick through the channels looking for something different to listen to I am reminded on those times as a teenager I would eagerly tune and retune the transistor radio looking for Radio Luxembourg through the hiss and crackle that was a.m. radio




Radio Days

Recently I have been listening to various radio stations throughout the day, most days I wake up to a national radio station, in the car it is a local station (for traffic updates etc.) Lunch times it’s headphones on, listening to a regular show, sometimes the interviews are sad and sometimes they are more uplifting.
Recently I have been listening to a ‘pop up’ station that played Country Music.
Saturday mornings is housework time and ‘Treasure Quest’  where two teams from neighbouring radio stations vie to find the treasure in their area before each other, but mostly they want to beat the ‘Evil Les’ the quizmaster.



Treasure Quest

Just Visiting

Just Visiting

I listen to Treasure Quest on BBC 3CR and BBC radio Northampton, the format has changed slightly as now each radio station competes against each other to ‘find the treasure’ in each area. JVS (Jonathan Vernon Smith) reads the clues and gives out squidgy squeezes. The Evil Les sets the clues and boy does it get competitive!
Seriously though it’s a good way to pick up some knowledge specific to the areas visited and who knows I may use some of it in my next book.

This is a picture of ‘Chocolate Bum’ a cat who likes to come and visit me during Treasure Quest (but only in the warm weather)

Update on Treasure Quest – Radio Northants is in the lead from 3CR because Northants is ONE clue ahead…….but me thinks the Evil Les is chuckling as Laura is trying to get off the M25 ……..will she make it before next week!




The stuff of Nightmares
Blink- Don’t Blink!

Black and White always conjures up the feelings from a childhood watching Hammer House of Horror, The Twilight Zone (the original) The ordinary becomes extra ordinary, Tales of the Unexpected (in colour but the music….. scary) I love a good scary story, I’ve written a few in my time. I’ve followed in my mothers and grandmothers footsteps telling tales that make you wonder just what was that sound you heard in the middle of the night…….. may be you had better get up and see……………….. but remember Don’t Blink!

Don't Blink!

Don’t Blink!


I have just rediscovered radio…..in the evenings….from local radio stations to national stations. I can at the flick of a switch listen to stations dedicated to the 70s, 80s, etc. Radio plays from yesteryear, and the local talk back stations.
Saturday or Sunday mornings are now dedicated to listening to Treasure Quest whilst I clean the house.
Saturday nights I turn on the satellite radio if i want to get some inspiration…. back to the type of music to bring back memories and set up ideas for new stories

A Haunting Tune…….

I have had this tune in my head all of today, I’ve been humming it, whistling it, even singing it (badly I might add) It’s not even a recognised ‘haunting or eerie tune.  Just when it pops into my head I have this urge to write………