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The Afternoon Plays on Radio4, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Beryl du Jour By Jane Purcell.

The House That Eileen Built By Alexandra Parsons  and

Adrian Mole and the Blair-Mole Project  By Sue Townsend.

Hear them at Afternoon Plays
 

You Should Have Been Born Under:

You are totally loyal, faithful, and honest.
However, you don’t trust others to be as ethical as you are!
Straight forward and direct, you really aren’t one for small talk.
You are a great listener – and an agreeable companion when you’re in a good mood!You are most compatible with a Tiger or Horse.

What Year Should You Have Been Born Under?

Yes I was born in the year of the Dog!

There have been some excelent programmes on Radio 4 this week. An Audience with Dan Leno for one, Lights, Camera, Landscape  , the afternoon plays  and The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

 

You aren’t sure where you came from. Perhaps your sire did an embrace and run. Or maybe your sire was an outcast himself. Either way, your powers are unique and really don’t belong to any clan…or maybe a little from each. Because of these circumstances, you aren’t really sure where you belong. You tend to wander and do a bit of soul searching in your eternal life. Maybe some day…you have a while after all.

What Vampire Clan Do You Belong To?

 

That’s about right

Stephen King on Desert Island Discs

For his 8 records he chose

1.She Loves You by The Beatles

2.Desolation Row by Bob Dylan

3 Choctaw Bingo by James McM

4.Middle of the Road by The Pretenders

5.Barrier Reef by Old 97’s

6.Ramrod by Bruce Springsteen

7.Pon De Replay by Rihanna

8.When the Stars Go Blue by Ryan Adams

If he could only take one of these it would be Desolation Row.

His Book choice was the Collected poetry of W. H. Auden and

his Luxury item was a: Water hammock.

Desert Island Discs is not available online.

www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/desertislanddiscs.shtml

You are The Lovers

Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.

The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.

Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that’s actually more apt than “Lovers.” Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can’t understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.

I wasn’t happy with that result so I did it again:

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

You are The Hierophant

Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.

All things relating to education, patience, help from superiors.The Hierophant is often considered to be a Guardian Angel.

The Hierophant’s purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess between her two pillars deals with realms beyond this Earth, the Hierophant (or High Priest) deals with worldly problems. He is well suited to do this because he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of a crisis. The Hierophant’s only problem is that he can be stubborn and hidebound. At his best, he is wise and soothing, at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

On checking the meanings of both cards I find that they both hold meaning for me. In the case of the Hierophant;

pursuing knowledge,
becoming informed,
increasing understanding,
studying and learning,
seeking a deeper meaning,
finding out more.

and the Lovers;

questioning received opinions,
figuring out where I stand,
staying true to myself,
setting my own philosophy,
going by my own standards,
making up my own mind.

Accents

If I had an American accent it would be NYC but I’m Welsh and live in South Wales and as anyone who has heard me will tell you I don’t sound anything like a native New Yorker.

What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Northeast

 

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

Philadelphia

 

The Inland North

 

The Midland

 

The South

 

Boston

 

The West

 

North Central

 

What American accent do you have?
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I Think the Nurses Are Stealing my Clothessmith-linda

A tribute to the late Linda Smith on Radio 4, Repeated: Saturday 11 November 2006 12:30-13:00 (Radio 4 FM). The writer and broadcaster was a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and BBC Radio, whose listeners voted her “Wittiest Person” in 2002.

After appearing on Radio 4’s Devout Sceptics to discuss her beliefs she was asked by the British Humanist Association to become president of the society, a role she occupied with great commitment from 2004 until her death.