Staying loosely on the subject of people old before their time, I did something this week that I swore I’d never do: I started listening to Radio 2. I can, however, claim some kind of solace amongst the detritus of my shattered youth because I only do it via the iPlayer in the evenings. The programme I ‘Listen Again’ to (can you listen again if you missed it the first time?) is the Radcliffe and Maconie Show. I’ve always liked Mark Radcliffe and I find this show to be pleasant company while I’m churning out these posts. There, I’ve said it.
I’m off now to ask Santa for a pair of tartan slippers and a pipe.