Sunday, 9 November 2008

My faithful friend


Kitchen poetry, day 7.

I love my radio. It is almost always on when anyone is in the kitchen, be it Mr DC listening to Radio 1 in the morning, me tuning in to shout at Jeremy Vine at lunchtime, or the default setting of Radio 4 for the rest of the day. Sometimes I can't hear it over the sound of all my other kitchen friends (washing and drying friends, perhaps the most useful kind, if not the most comforting) but it's good to know it's always there to fill any awkward silences.

I have really enjoyed Kitchen Poetry week, though I don't imagine I'll be starting daily posting any time soon! My hat is off to all of you who manage it. I can't!

26 comments:

  1. I would be lost without my kitchen radio, which is just the same as yours but not digital and about 40 years older ;-)

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  2. I have just been corrected. Apparently it is actually a Ferguson and only thirty years older than yours ;-)

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  3. I'm with you on the daily posting... it's hard work! Time for a few days off I think!

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  4. I'm afraid I just can't bear Jeremy Vine - even for shouting at! His voice just drives me up the wall!!!! Love your radio - I must get into the habit of listening to mine more I think! But then maybe I would have to spend more time in the kitchen and that would mean I'd actually have to think about doing the washing up etc. Hmmmmm, maybe I'll just carry on sewing in the silence of the dining room instead!

    Lucy x

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  5. Although its in my bedroom (blame student housing) I too would be lost without my radio. Mine is a DAB alarm clock so is constantly tuned into 6music or Radio 3 from the moment I wake until I sleep. There is no inbetween unless I'm really fed up of both stations (which is rare!)

    Nice to know there are other radio devotees still out there :)

    ps. Daily posting is scary - I can't even maintain a regular blog so the thought of daily freaks me somewhat!

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  6. I have the same love!! I'm jealous of all your great BBC stations. I often listen at my computer but alas, no BBC in the kitchen until 11pm.

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  7. I stand in awe that you managed to post each day last week. I just know that I couldn't do it and be at all interesting. So, well done.

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  8. he he .. i shout at Mr Vine and his guests too! xx

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  9. this has been such fun, but I couldn't quite manage it every day, Sundays post will have to be mondays instead......

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  10. I don't know what I'd do without Radio 4. I've just finished ironing with Women's Hour :) K x

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  11. i love my radio - dont care what station i just like to hear it singing/talking away in the background - although must check out radio 4 as lots of people seem to rate it!! well done on getting through the week - it was good for us although i bet hard work for you!
    Lesley x

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  12. Jeremy Vine often makes me want to run someone over when he is spouting drivel in the car. Or his guests are.

    Nice radio!

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  13. My favourite 2 radio stations too BBC 2 & 4

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  14. I am a BIG radio fan. Couldn't do without it. I am also an inveterate dial-twiddler. I hop about from station to station, but R4, FiveLive and R2 are on most often. Do you ever hear Brain of Britain on R4? Crikey, how old must Robert Robinson be now? Every time I hear it, I wonder. I know ... I'm going to go and google, so we both know (not that you probably wanted to know, but there you are).

    Just checked at Wiki - he's 81, and still sounds pretty sharp, I must say.

    x

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  15. I'm struggling at a post a week at the moment, so I take my hat off to you!

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  16. when our old radio packed in i never got another one - i only ever listen to a radio in the car now!

    at the moment i'm having a nightmare trying to post at all, let alone every day!!!

    xx

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  17. I've loved your kitchen poetry entries -- especially the one with all the pottery by the children. And can you believe it...we have sticky dust in America too!

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  18. First thing I do when I go in the kitchen is put on the radio. It's a tiny waterproof shower radio and it's lasted for years!

    Radio 4 unless the man of the house is cooking and then it's Wave 105 - surprisingly good local radio!

    I didn't even manage daily posting with kitchen poetry - I sort of tailed off over the weekend. I blame it on my husband for deciding to cook Saturday's dinner - thereby negating my need to be in the kitchen :-)

    xxx

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  19. Hi - an award on my blog for you if you would like to collect it:-)

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  20. Oh my goodness, I've taken a bit of a blogging break recently as I've been really busy, but look what I've missed...you've been busy, great posts. I drooled over your oven!
    My radio tried as hard as it could for so long to compete with the screaming, fighting, crying girliewigs, barking dogs etc, but in the end gave up and informed me that it would once again enterain me when it didn't have to fight for my attention.
    Jane. x

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  21. I just followed a link from your comment on Domesticali because your Mont Blanc comment made me laugh so much. Your blog is great.

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  22. I think my kitchen radio is my daytime best friend, I am always lost if I can;t hear it in the background. Have a great weekend
    Kimx

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  23. I loved all your kitchen poetry blog posts - have just been having a little read through all of them :o)

    And yes, as of this morning I am a fully-paid up graduate... Lucy got a bit overexcited and started wishing the week away when she thought it was tomorrow... so, the upshot is that, yes, I shall indeed be coming to your bloggy meet-up in the Big Smoke tomorrow! So excited!! Thanks for letting me gatecrash at short notice :o)
    VCxx

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  24. I'm not even managing weekly blog posts these last few weeks....

    I've been enjoying looking at people's clean and pretty kitchens, though. Makes a nice change from looking at mine...

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  25. The radio is on in me kitchen from the first person up in the morning til the last person up the stairs....

    I would be lost without it :)

    x

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  26. Oh your pics are lovely, I did this too, Simple Sparrow is one of my fav. blogs... I could not live without my radio in the kitchen....

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