Happy New Year and here’s to a great 2010

To all Tansy’s followers and fellow bloggers I would like to say

“Here’s to a wonderful New Year” .  May all your wishes come true and may love, peace and kindness be with you through the year.

To my fellow TOGS  – roll on 14 February when our favourite broadcaster returns!!




Huh- this snow is a bit much!

What an exciting trip home I had last night.  All 10 hours of it!  Some of which I spent at Reading Service Station (east bound).

I struck up a very jolly friendship with a fellow traveller.  We discussed marital problems and generally put the world to rights before going our separate ways a few hours later.  No idea of his name!  But it does restore one’s faith in life to able to laugh with another member of the human race for a few short hours.

Then at 12.50am I decamped and made another attempt to reach Whitebytts residence – even knowing that “No Power” awaited me.

Success – I battled through snow and ice, up hill and down dale, and reached home by 2.00am.

It was at this point that my remaining, frazzled brain cells packed up for the night, abdicated and generally shut down!

Faced with the external  metal staircase to my front door resembling a white slide.  Did I try and clear the steps so I could work out which bit were stairs and which bit the blank bit between.  Of course not.  No I set out.  Step one was ok, Step two as well.  Now to step 3 – with my right foot I trod firmly forward – into a gap.

Down I came twisting my knee and ending up in a crumpled heap.

I remain damaged but unbowed.

2009 has NOT been a good year for Tansy.  It has in fact been the worst year of  her entire life.

So forward.  Don’t look back and here’s to 2010!!

Don’t forget to clear out your drawers……

Now you’ve finally got to your last day just remember to do all those irritating things I am sure the BBC will expect you to do!

  • Return all items belonging to the BBC including your breakfast mug, any pens and pencils , your stapler  AND any cutlery you have pinched from the Staff Canteen.
  • Hand in your ID badge to Security at Reception
  • Ensure you have cleaned out your drawers.  You will be expected to return if you leave Dirty Drawers behind!!

That’s it then .  an EARA ended!



Good luck!

Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen – it’s working!!


Wow it just goes to show what can be achieved in a few short days!

Gather a few world leaders together to hear how  the planet is heating up and we are all doomed, and what happens  – without any effort on anyone’s part – we get snow

I hadn’t expected results so fast

Well done!

Perhaps we could leave them all in Copenhagen – now they’re all together – and set them some more challenges – the financial crisis for example!

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot – what about your Telegraph column!!

Are you sure this retirement malarky is a good idea?

I  – for one – am VERY concerned about your future journalistic career.

How on earth are you going to cobble together that column you write in a certain Sunday paper  when you’ve  cut yourself off from the ready supply of material?

I’d keep your email account open if I were you or you could find they  also give you the boot

Mark my words –  You could be heading for parlous times.

Don’t do it!!

The thought of you begging is just Unmanly and not pretty!

The foggy Boggy bump

The mist is hung around the bay

The outlook was somewhat Foggy

In the gloom a  resounding crash was heard

Said the harbour Master  – “Oh here comes Boggy!”

More Hot Air…….


So the Met Office has announced the last decade was the hottest on record

Well  may be a lot of the problem is due to all the hot air being generated by the differing views of all the “Research Scientists”

And the current HOT SPOT over Copenhagen

Anyway we don’t need to save the Planet – the Planet will survive

Us Humans – Ah – that is a different matter!!!