Sanex! skin care range

So what bright young thing in marketing came up with that as a product range name?

I for one can’t bring myself to buy any!   It’s the faintly medicinal and – rather sanitary – sound that puts me off!

It may be brilliant but it’s no good I can’t live with bottles bearing that name on my shelf!  It’s just too ghastly


The joys of the M4

So!  Having had weeks of road works, contra flows, speed cameras and restricted lanes, the results of their labours have now been revealed.

The joys  and comfort of travel for drivers on the M4 between Maidenhead and Reading have been greatly enhanced………

We now have a wonderfully resurfaced hard shoulder – pristine in its newness – billiard table smooth!

The actual lanes of the motorway are – by and large – as they were – patched and bumpy!

Note to self:  Must break down more often to appreciate the new facilities!!

Quick hello

I have been out and about – hence no posts for rather a long time.

Sorry to all my blog readers.

I have been off tiger Watching in Kanha Park in India.  Great fun.  So much so that I think I shall do it again!

And I saw the Taj Mahal – which is totally breathtaking and reduced me to tears!

Major Dickie would have really enjoyed the trip I think.  But Major Dickie is still exploring the Amazon so I went alone.  As he seems determined to remain on his Amazonian quest I am embarking on quests of my own!

Now that the Togmeister is back on air I must get in touch……

With Apologies to Lewis Carroll

“The time has come”  The Walrus said
“To seek out pastures new,
For all I loved from the Breakfast show
Has deserted Radio 2.
Now the fun and wit has gone
And  my nerves are jangled through.”

“The Togmeister was due to go
Of that I understood
But why  oh why “  The Walrus cried
“Did they throw out all the good?
I don’t  enjoy  the puerile jokes,
Even though I know I should!”

“So, though it truly saddens me  –
Radio 2 –  I am out of here”
The Walrus bowed his head  and walked,
and shed a bitter tear!
“I’m off to find a less frazzled place
To wake calm – with gentle cheer”.


Tansy is not a happy bunny

I have tried, dear reader.  I really have tried to like the new breakfast show.  But it’s no good I don’t.  The music is good but I feel frazzled listening to all the shouty, frenetic stuff in between.

The show was fine at Drive time – but please not when I am driving to work.

I really don’t need to hear about birthdays of people I don’t know.  Sadly I have never been a fan of phone-ins – mainly because most  of the people are not that interesting  – and I would include myself in that!!

I miss the poems.  I miss the innuendo.  I miss the brilliant and funny sideways looks at life and the news.  I miss the gentle humour.   Those emails which made me laugh.  And I DO NOT count any of mine in that  category. Now all we seem to get is rather ordinary, factual emails which are devoid of humour and wit!

Hey ho

A girl needs to look after herself – I shall start writing to Ken Bruce!!

Snow! Never let it be said we haven’t been warned

Given the latest dire predictions from the Met Office I fully expect to awake tomorrow in the midst of the next Ice Age.

Woolly Mammoths will be roaming outside my windows and Polar Bears will be feasting on the remaining wild life.

I fully expect to be told this is all down to Climate Change !  Odd that no one said that back in the early 1960s when we were snowed in for weeks!!!

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!!