Tag Archives: BBC

Open Air Adventure

The Editor was shocked when Eamon and I became Father and Mother of the Union Chapel in our first week away in Manchester. The Editor had thought we’d be useful support for him in his first big management job and … Continue reading

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Taking Twitter Instead of the Telegraph

Spending a Sunday morning without a newspaper used to be unthinkable. As a teenager, I looked forward to Clive James and Katherine Whitehorn in the Observer. When a journalist with the BBC, I used to buy half a hundredweight of … Continue reading

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Dancing Sheet to Sheet

I was discussing my plan for ongoing exerise post fat-camp with one of the behavioral health specialists at Duke Diet and Fitness Center when it transpired that she didn’t know about dancing in bed. I filled her in so with … Continue reading

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Fork Handles, Frayed Feet and that Christmas Feeling

I am feeling a little frail this Christmas. Something to do with having fallen on the ice and hurting my right hand. (You try wrapping presents without an opposable thumb). I’ve been wearing the same bra for five days because … Continue reading

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A New Chair for the BBC–I do my bit

The BBC is looking for a new chair of the BBC Trust. They may not be looking in America but, even at a distance of 3000 miles, I feel obliged to get involved.

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No Blue Plaque for the Blarney Crone

Just look what Doris Brazil unearthed in the Appleton Marsh Sue Ryder shop! HOCO POCO (Head of Commemorative Objects, Plastic, Onyx, Ceramic Only) at the BBC had this fired just before I set sail for America all those years ago. I hadn’t realized … Continue reading

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House-hunting for a friend. Can Doris help?

Dear Doris, I am hoping you may be able to share some insights from the Appleton Marsh real estate market with a friend of mine recently retired from an executive position in London. She worked for the BBC and all … Continue reading

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“Extraordinarily committed parenting–for an amphibian…”

The Crone does not get to go to many swishy parties these days, but last night she was invited to a very swanky do to celebrate the debut of the Discovery/BBC co-production Life.  If you are in the US, the … Continue reading

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Normal service will be resumed…

…as soon as possible. The Crone thanks her many readers who have been looking for an update in the last couple of weeks and apologizes that she has not had more to report. She is happy at her new job, … Continue reading

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