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Mike
2018-03-05 18:04:22 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
record an ‘In Touch’ programme for Radio Four @ 20:40 Tuesday. ‘Ask Chris
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
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Btms
2018-03-05 18:30:58 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
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SODAM
2018-03-06 01:06:16 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
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Mike
2018-03-06 16:48:13 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
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Sid Nuncius
2018-03-07 06:29:55 UTC
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Post by Mike
Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed. For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire programme
was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for the newly
blind or visually impaired in response to questions from listeners.

Well done, those umrats!
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Chris McMillan
2018-03-07 08:57:23 UTC
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Post by Mike
Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed. For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire programme
was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for the newly
blind or visually impaired in response to questions from listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!

Sincerely Chris
Vicky
2018-03-07 09:36:15 UTC
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We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
You were in the London BH in the Aldwych? I worked there, in External
Services for a while. It is huge. You both have very good radio
voices.I'm listening now. :)

Some of the calls were so sad.

Some exhibitions in various areas, organised by local groups, to show
the devices available to help and what kind of adaptations you can get
for the home would be useful. Is there anything like this?

I had an assessment in about 1996 to suggest things around the home to
help for arthritis and the local authority did it and came and
installed stuff. When I moved about 4 years later it was the same LA
but the services wasn't nearly as good, almost not available, and
subsequent moves I had to organise what I needed. But I knew a bit
about what I could get, although there is probably lots more now, if I
knew.
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Mike
2018-03-07 11:31:07 UTC
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You were in the London BH in the Aldwych? I worked there, in External
Services for a while. It is huge. You both have very good radio
voices.I'm listening now. :)
We were in Old Broadcasting House, Langham Place.
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Vicky
2018-03-07 12:45:07 UTC
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You were in the London BH in the Aldwych? I worked there, in External
Services for a while. It is huge. You both have very good radio
voices.I'm listening now. :)
We were in Old Broadcasting House, Langham Place.
Duh moment! I was at BH but Bush House :)
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Chris McMillan
2018-03-10 17:04:58 UTC
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You were in the London BH in the Aldwych? I worked there, in External
Services for a while. It is huge. You both have very good radio
voices.I'm listening now. :)
We were in Old Broadcasting House, Langham Place.
Duh moment! I was at BH but Bush House :)
Bush House is no longer used by World Service, they’re in Broadcasting
House which has a big extension built to one side but connected to BH. You
can see it looking as if its wrapped round All Souls Langham Place as you
walk down Regent Street from Oxford Circus tube.

Sincerely Chris
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-03-07 14:12:22 UTC
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You were in the London BH in the Aldwych? I worked there, in External
Services for a while. It is huge. You both have very good radio
voices.I'm listening now. :)
(They do, don't they.) No, as has been clarified, they were in the
vaguely ship-shaped one. I have visited the old BVSH HOVSE in the
Aldwych (with my mother; not sure why!); I remember (may have on tape
somewhere) a prog. about when the BBC left it. Rather sad.
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Some exhibitions in various areas, organised by local groups, to show
the devices available to help and what kind of adaptations you can get
for the home would be useful. Is there anything like this?
There are such: I usually take my friends to the one in Newcastle -
Sight North East, I think it is called - which for the last few years
has been in a big room in the football stadium (nominally something like
"the AllSports stadium", due to sponsorship, but locally everyone knows
it as St. James's Park, as it has been for generations). I think the
biggest such show is at the NEC in Birmingham. There are others around
the country - mostly annual, I think. The Newcastle one tends to be in
early September. I _think_ the NEC one more around the middle of the
year or earlier. If you google "Sight North East", and look at some of
the exhibitors' links, they'll probably give details of the other shows
they go to. The Newcastle one is free entry: I suspect most of the
others are too, though wouldn't be surprised if the NEC charge.
Post by Vicky
I had an assessment in about 1996 to suggest things around the home to
help for arthritis and the local authority did it and came and
installed stuff. When I moved about 4 years later it was the same LA
but the services wasn't nearly as good, almost not available, and
subsequent moves I had to organise what I needed. But I knew a bit
about what I could get, although there is probably lots more now, if I
knew.
TA could do its bit here too: I don't think there's anyone with _bad_
arthritis, to the extent of needing home modifications (or at least, who
would benefit from them, "needing" being always arguable), and certainly
nobody blind. Or disabled wheelchair-wise. Or deaf. Mind you, I wouldn't
want any such coverage to be ham-fisted, as it often is; would have to
be introduced as part of the story.
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Chris McMillan
2018-03-10 17:17:16 UTC
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You were in the London BH in the Aldwych? I worked there, in External
Services for a while. It is huge. You both have very good radio
voices.I'm listening now. :)
(They do, don't they.) No, as has been clarified, they were in the
vaguely ship-shaped one. I have visited the old BVSH HOVSE in the
Aldwych (with my mother; not sure why!); I remember (may have on tape
somewhere) a prog. about when the BBC left it. Rather sad.
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Post by Vicky
Some exhibitions in various areas, organised by local groups, to show
the devices available to help and what kind of adaptations you can get
for the home would be useful. Is there anything like this?
There are such: I usually take my friends to the one in Newcastle -
Sight North East, I think it is called - which for the last few years
has been in a big room in the football stadium (nominally something like
"the AllSports stadium", due to sponsorship, but locally everyone knows
it as St. James's Park, as it has been for generations). I think the
biggest such show is at the NEC in Birmingham. There are others around
the country - mostly annual, I think. The Newcastle one tends to be in
early September. I _think_ the NEC one more around the middle of the
year or earlier. If you google "Sight North East", and look at some of
the exhibitors' links, they'll probably give details of the other shows
they go to. The Newcastle one is free entry: I suspect most of the
others are too, though wouldn't be surprised if the NEC charge.
Post by Vicky
I had an assessment in about 1996 to suggest things around the home to
help for arthritis and the local authority did it and came and
installed stuff. When I moved about 4 years later it was the same LA
but the services wasn't nearly as good, almost not available, and
subsequent moves I had to organise what I needed. But I knew a bit
about what I could get, although there is probably lots more now, if I
knew.
TA could do its bit here too: I don't think there's anyone with _bad_
arthritis, to the extent of needing home modifications (or at least, who
would benefit from them, "needing" being always arguable), and certainly
nobody blind. Or disabled wheelchair-wise. Or deaf. Mind you, I wouldn't
want any such coverage to be ham-fisted, as it often is; would have to
be introduced as part of the story.
Yes, jpeg. Sight Village, Brum is the mother and father of it all. I used
to go quite a bit. One year I did a piece from “In Touch”. This is going
back too. I launched the last ever “In Touch” handbook. Mid-1990s from
memory. In my mind they’re all Sight Village plus their place but I think
rebranding is taking place make them regional.

Sincerely Chris
Chris McMillan
2018-03-10 15:34:46 UTC
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We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
You were in the London BH in the Aldwych? I worked there, in External
Services for a while. It is huge. You both have very good radio
voices.I'm listening now. :)
Some of the calls were so sad.
Some exhibitions in various areas, organised by local groups, to show
the devices available to help and what kind of adaptations you can get
for the home would be useful. Is there anything like this?
I had an assessment in about 1996 to suggest things around the home to
help for arthritis and the local authority did it and came and
installed stuff. When I moved about 4 years later it was the same LA
but the services wasn't nearly as good, almost not available, and
subsequent moves I had to organise what I needed. But I knew a bit
about what I could get, although there is probably lots more now, if I
knew.
Broadcasting House Portland Place.

There are lots of exhibitions about either big ones or a single company,
depends where you live but in London once a year is a big Sight Village
exhibition. Its in November each year. Last year was at Hornton St W8 but
for many years it was just across from Kings X in a side street.

Sincerely Chris
Chris McMillan
2018-03-10 17:17:20 UTC
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We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
You were in the London BH in the Aldwych? I worked there, in External
Services for a while. It is huge. You both have very good radio
voices.I'm listening now. :)
Some of the calls were so sad.
Some exhibitions in various areas, organised by local groups, to show
the devices available to help and what kind of adaptations you can get
for the home would be useful. Is there anything like this?
I had an assessment in about 1996 to suggest things around the home to
help for arthritis and the local authority did it and came and
installed stuff. When I moved about 4 years later it was the same LA
but the services wasn't nearly as good, almost not available, and
subsequent moves I had to organise what I needed. But I knew a bit
about what I could get, although there is probably lots more now, if I
knew.
Broadcasting House Portland Place.
There are lots of exhibitions about either big ones or a single company,
depends where you live but in London once a year is a big Sight Village
exhibition. Its in November each year. Last year was at Hornton St W8 but
for many years it was just across from Kings X in a side street.
Sincerely Chris
Of course McT is correct.

Sincerely Chris
Clive Arthur
2018-03-07 22:08:30 UTC
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We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
I used to work there, around 1974 for a few years as a 'technical
assistant'. I got to know my way around, but still have dreams about
it, the different levels and so on, and the 'echo rooms' in the sub
basement.

Looking back, a lot of the studio equipment was ancient, even then.
Massive faders, huge valves, custom built disk machines which would give
the proverbial brick shithouse a run for its money. Shift work doing
'routine maintenance' which caused more problems than it solved.

I could go on, but it's time for bed, and a bit boring. I'd love to see
the new BH, I wonder if they have tours?

Cheers
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Jim Easterbrook
2018-03-07 22:12:16 UTC
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We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on
the same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday
and not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller
but comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office.
Its a right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
I used to work there, around 1974 for a few years as a 'technical
assistant'. I got to know my way around, but still have dreams about
it, the different levels and so on, and the 'echo rooms' in the sub
basement.
Looking back, a lot of the studio equipment was ancient, even then.
Massive faders, huge valves, custom built disk machines which would give
the proverbial brick shithouse a run for its money. Shift work doing
'routine maintenance' which caused more problems than it solved.
I could go on, but it's time for bed, and a bit boring. I'd love to see
the new BH, I wonder if they have tours?
You've missed the boat. Tours ended in 2016 for security reasons.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/faqs/tours/tour_bh_closed
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Chris McMillan
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We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on
the same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday
and not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller
but comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office.
Its a right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
I used to work there, around 1974 for a few years as a 'technical
assistant'. I got to know my way around, but still have dreams about
it, the different levels and so on, and the 'echo rooms' in the sub
basement.
Looking back, a lot of the studio equipment was ancient, even then.
Massive faders, huge valves, custom built disk machines which would give
the proverbial brick shithouse a run for its money. Shift work doing
'routine maintenance' which caused more problems than it solved.
I could go on, but it's time for bed, and a bit boring. I'd love to see
the new BH, I wonder if they have tours?
You've missed the boat. Tours ended in 2016 for security reasons.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/faqs/tours/tour_bh_closed
Oh thanks Jim.

Sincerely Chris
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-03-07 22:57:23 UTC
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We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
I used to work there, around 1974 for a few years as a 'technical
assistant'. I got to know my way around, but still have dreams about
it, the different levels and so on, and the 'echo rooms' in the sub
basement.
Looking back, a lot of the studio equipment was ancient, even then.
Massive faders, huge valves, custom built disk machines which would
give the proverbial brick shithouse a run for its money. Shift work
doing 'routine maintenance' which caused more problems than it solved.
I could go on, but it's time for bed, and a bit boring. I'd love to
see the new BH, I wonder if they have tours?
Cheers
I think you'd enjoy the newsgroup uk.tech.broadcast .
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Post by Chris McMillan
We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
Just caught up with hearing the broadcast. No wonder they chose you two.
Highly professional in every way. Lovely broadcast voices.
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Mike
2018-03-08 08:54:47 UTC
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We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
Just caught up with hearing the broadcast. No wonder they chose you two.
Highly professional in every way. Lovely broadcast voices.
*Blush* well, thank you all, we try our best, more in a few weeks or so -
possibly. We have recorded some more material which may be broadcast before
then.
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Chris McMillan
2018-03-10 17:17:18 UTC
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Post by Chris McMillan
We noticed from photos outside the studio door that we were using the
Womans Hour studio which is available to them on Tuesdays but isn’s on the
same floor as the open plan office where everyone is glued to their
workstations. It was only because of the snow we were there yesterday and
not Monday. When I did my recording on a Monday, it was a smaller but
comfortable studio but on the same floor as the open plan office. Its a
right warren the original BH!
Sincerely Chris
I used to work there, around 1974 for a few years as a 'technical
assistant'. I got to know my way around, but still have dreams about
it, the different levels and so on, and the 'echo rooms' in the sub
basement.
Looking back, a lot of the studio equipment was ancient, even then.
Massive faders, huge valves, custom built disk machines which would give
the proverbial brick shithouse a run for its money. Shift work doing
'routine maintenance' which caused more problems than it solved.
I could go on, but it's time for bed, and a bit boring. I'd love to see
the new BH, I wonder if they have tours?
Did you ever meet a studio manager by the name of Lloyd Silverthorne?
Radio Four. Known for his sound effects (especially the “Earthsearch”
series)? A good friend of ours then and now.

Sincerely Chris
Clive Arthur
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Did you ever meet a studio manager by the name of Lloyd Silverthorne?
Radio Four. Known for his sound effects (especially the “Earthsearch”
series)? A good friend of ours then and now.
Sincerely Chris
No, I was 19-21, and studio managers were 'just those idiots who filed
an Engineering Fault Report to cover themselves when they'd cocked
something up'. Radio 1, cringingly like watching your parents trying to
be hip. Radio 2, flowery shirts, watch your backside. Radio 3, long
aesthetic pauses, has the transmitter switched off? Radio 4, deep in
the BH bowels, mostly living in coffins and afraid of sunlight.

The only SM I remember was a woman called Amna, I think. Assertive,
intelligent and very well respected by all.

The concert hall on a night shift was fun. Eerie, and all those obscure
musical instruments to tinker with. There was a drama studio in the
basement with all sorts of fun sound effect things - car and house doors
on frames to slam, areas of paper strips (leaves) to walk through, sinks
with running water. Then up Big Ben to clean the microphones (bird
shit) and to New Scotland yard to fix a tape machine. Taxis, door to
door. And Christmas day, a staff car from Reading to BH. The Queen's
speech, two tape machines in case one broke down. The only time that
the continuity suite door was locked, but health and safety regulations
meant that the lock had to be easily breakable. The manager who was
moved to a new office with a fitted carpet, but was of insufficient
grade to warrant that, so they cut a strip of carpet away from the walls
all the way round.

I shudder when I think of the money we wasted repairing stuff by taking
things from stores with no clue whatsoever about the cost.

It was a good education, if expensive for the licence fee payer.

Cheers
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Clive
Mike
2018-03-07 09:04:52 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed. For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire programme
was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for the newly
blind or visually impaired in response to questions from listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Thank you Sid, a bouncing cheque is in the e-post and - have this e-pint of
Shires too!
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SODAM
2018-03-07 11:41:12 UTC
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All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed. For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire programme
was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for the newly
blind or visually impaired in response to questions from listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Me too! Congratulations on an excellent programme. Let’s hope this leads to
more opportunities for you.
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Mike
2018-03-07 11:49:20 UTC
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All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed. For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire programme
was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for the newly
blind or visually impaired in response to questions from listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Me too! Congratulations on an excellent programme. Let’s hope this leads to
more opportunities for you.
We may be doing another ‘Ask Mike and Chris’ in a while when I have
recovered from a hernia op on March 20th. We have already recorded an extra
item for a future programme.
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Jenny M Benson
2018-03-07 15:09:34 UTC
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Well done, those umrats!
Mike's story of the white-on-white meal at Moorfields reminded me of the
occasion when a neighbour with 2 sons had a French student visiting and
invited me to dinner one evening. It was a three-course meal: Lettuce
Soup, followed by a Salad, followed by Gooseberry Fool!

I wonder if the French girl still remembers the experience as often as I
do, about 60 years on.
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BrritSki
2018-03-07 16:38:16 UTC
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Well done, those umrats!
Mike's story of the white-on-white meal at Moorfields reminded me of the
occasion when a neighbour with 2 sons had a French student visiting and
invited me to dinner one evening.  It was a three-course meal:  Lettuce
Soup, followed by a Salad, followed by Gooseberry Fool!
I wonder if the French girl still remembers the experience as often as I
do, about 60 years on.
We remember our French au pair who was looking after our school age
children for a couple of weeks in summer hols who was told to give them
the leftovers from the previous day's roast chicken.

When we arrived home we discovered the chicken still in its dish.

"What did you eat ?"
"The chicken !"

It turned out she'd picked off all the tiny bits of meat left on the
carcase in the stock pot and given them that ! How we laughed, but
what she must have thought of those crazy eenglish ?

She was a lovely girl in every way though, daughter of friends in
Villenueve-Loubet.
SODAM
2018-03-07 18:39:59 UTC
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Well done, those umrats!
Mike's story of the white-on-white meal at Moorfields reminded me of the
occasion when a neighbour with 2 sons had a French student visiting and
invited me to dinner one evening. It was a three-course meal: Lettuce
Soup, followed by a Salad, followed by Gooseberry Fool!
I wonder if the French girl still remembers the experience as often as I
do, about 60 years on.
That gave me a good laugh and reminded me of an unfavourite meal .
Capsicums are something I do not tolerate well because they make me feel
very queasy. Some time ago I went to have supper with a keen gardener
friend, who served roast pepper soup, a pepper salad and stuffed peppers.
Can you guess what was in season?

Of course I ate it. Would have been rude not to.
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SODAM
The thinking umrat’s choice for editor
Chris McMillan
2018-03-10 17:17:17 UTC
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Well done, those umrats!
Mike's story of the white-on-white meal at Moorfields reminded me of the
occasion when a neighbour with 2 sons had a French student visiting and
invited me to dinner one evening. It was a three-course meal: Lettuce
Soup, followed by a Salad, followed by Gooseberry Fool!
I wonder if the French girl still remembers the experience as often as I
do, about 60 years on.
LOL!

Sincerely Chris
Serena Blanchflower
2018-03-07 13:55:10 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up
programme in
a while....
Very impressed.  For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire programme
was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for the newly
blind or visually impaired in response to questions from listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Congarats from me, too - it was really good and I think would have been
very helpful for anyone in your target audience.
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Best wishes, Serena
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest
(Mark Twain)
Nick Odell
2018-03-07 14:10:56 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed.  For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire
programme was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for
the newly blind or visually impaired in response to questions from
listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Congarats from me, too - it was really good and I think would have been
very helpful for anyone in your target audience.
Likewise from here. Your radio voices are truly excellent. Liliana was
following and realised that a lot of the information would be useful out
here for a friend's blind mum and is going to sit down later on, listen
again and translate bits.

Thank you!

Nick
BrritSki
2018-03-07 14:21:42 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed.  For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire
programme was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for
the newly blind or visually impaired in response to questions from
listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Congarats from me, too - it was really good and I think would have
been very helpful for anyone in your target audience.
Likewise from here. Your radio voices are truly excellent.
<languid wave>
Chris McMillan
2018-03-10 17:04:59 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed.  For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire
programme was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for
the newly blind or visually impaired in response to questions from
listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Congarats from me, too - it was really good and I think would have been
very helpful for anyone in your target audience.
Likewise from here. Your radio voices are truly excellent. Liliana was
following and realised that a lot of the information would be useful out
here for a friend's blind mum and is going to sit down later on, listen
again and translate bits.
Thank you!
Nick
Hi Liliana, I’ll send Nick links to the objects we talked about. Whatever
you do, don’t try ordering from there, Nick is your fairy godfather.
(FeedlinesRUs). Emailing you Nick.

Sincerely Chris
Nick Odell
2018-03-11 04:17:47 UTC
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Post by Mike
Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed.  For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire
programme was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for
the newly blind or visually impaired in response to questions from
listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Congarats from me, too - it was really good and I think would have been
very helpful for anyone in your target audience.
Likewise from here. Your radio voices are truly excellent. Liliana was
following and realised that a lot of the information would be useful out
here for a friend's blind mum and is going to sit down later on, listen
again and translate bits.
Thank you!
Nick
Hi Liliana, I’ll send Nick links to the objects we talked about. Whatever
you do, don’t try ordering from there, Nick is your fairy godfather.
(FeedlinesRUs). Emailing you Nick.
Sincerely Chris
Yes, thanks for that. We really appreciate it. Liliana has been through
the links, will chat with the friend[1] and when she visits the UK again
later in the year, will order what's been requested.

Nick

[1]Though probably not for a week or so: Liliana's elder daughter's
getting married in a few days and although people might be astonished to
learn it, there's rather a lot that needs to be done beforehand.
Chris McMillan
2018-03-11 08:58:03 UTC
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Chris and I are having an awayday tomorrow in Lunnon; we are going to
Chris
and Mike’ is a chance for newly blind persons to ask us questions on things
that they are now finding a challenge. We are taking a few gadgets with us
and a lot of notes!
Wow! Spectacular k/f.
Good luck. I’ll be listening.
All recorded now; we left the team to do the editing and tidying and wii
listen to Radio Four at 20:40 today. There may be a follow up programme in
a while....
Very impressed.  For thoserats who didn't hear it, the entire
programme was devoted to Mike and Chris offering tips and advice for
the newly blind or visually impaired in response to questions from
listeners.
Well done, those umrats!
Congarats from me, too - it was really good and I think would have been
very helpful for anyone in your target audience.
Likewise from here. Your radio voices are truly excellent. Liliana was
following and realised that a lot of the information would be useful out
here for a friend's blind mum and is going to sit down later on, listen
again and translate bits.
Thank you!
Nick
Hi Liliana, I’ll send Nick links to the objects we talked about. Whatever
you do, don’t try ordering from there, Nick is your fairy godfather.
(FeedlinesRUs). Emailing you Nick.
Sincerely Chris
Yes, thanks for that. We really appreciate it. Liliana has been through
the links, will chat with the friend[1] and when she visits the UK again
later in the year, will order what's been requested.
Nick
[1]Though probably not for a week or so: Liliana's elder daughter's
getting married in a few days and although people might be astonished to
learn it, there's rather a lot that needs to be done beforehand.
Depends on how involved the mum is. We weren’t able to do much, seeing not
being my forte!

Sincerely Chris
krw
2018-03-11 10:50:07 UTC
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[1]Though probably not for a week or so: Liliana's elder daughter's
getting married in a few days and although people might be ast
After events recently I thought Lilian was an old hand at getting
organised for a wedding, cancelling and then getting it all done again.

Oh sorry Liliana - IGMC.
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https://tinyurl.com/KRWpics
Mike
2018-03-11 11:33:10 UTC
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[1]Though probably not for a week or so: Liliana's elder daughter's
getting married in a few days and although people might be ast
After events recently I thought Lilian was an old hand at getting
organised for a wedding, cancelling and then getting it all done again.
Oh sorry Liliana - IGMC.
I think you had better stick with the other sort of train Kosmo.
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