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With the full moon approaching tomorrow, we at Cottingham tv will not be trying to act like lunatics tonight! Only the Victorians thought mad people were affected by the Moon – hence the name ‘lunar tic’ was born. Looney tunes are related too and worth a watch!

Trying to always see the funny side of revelling. Ed.

February’s Supermoon

P.S. Tomorrow’s full moon is looming large – it’s a Supermoon, aka Wolf Moon!

P.P.S. Action heroes, were rabbits and loons everywhere – beware!  (although those in the know will tell you to be calm as outdoor root vegetables are out of season here now – but not, necessarily, in greenhouses 🙂

Having the gift of the gab is rarer than you might suppose:

lifes journey, sometimes refered to as the bumpy road, can be made a lot easier and smoothed-out if you have it and a lot rougher if you don’t!

Although Sir Terry was much liked, the Editor struggled at first to find common ground here: the Eurovision Song Contest and its organizers as headquartered in Vienna which he visited briefly last year – and bumped into on the central station there, managing to crack a joke with the Station Master about golf whilst not personally considering retirement just yet. He thought it was more funny than the Editor did at the time – but we do share a slight sense of dark humour with our Saxon friends, also having a bit more of the Blarney in common. Terry didn’t take things (work, retirement or life) at all too seriously it appeared, including humour itself that is, unlike our foreign German-speaking friends 🙂

The Editor thinks both Terry Wogan and David Bowie read and listened to music and the arts widely (as enthusiastic autodidactic learners rather than structured academically-trained thinkers) and that therefore they were able to experiment more freely with ideas.

Bawler or Boomer?

Terry was certainly a boomer, never a bawler!

Life compared to a Waltz rather than a bumpy road

As he might have said: And now for some some steam music? Why for steam radio of course – to be enjoyed by older boilers like me – and you, and you!

To be followed hastily by; and of course younger boilers like your dear self, Madam!

(In typically self-deprocating manner)

And something for Radio 2 Listeners?

This one’s definitely more for Radio 3 listeners however: –

In some ways, life for Terry could be regarded as a waltz rather than a bumpy road, rather like Johann Strauss’ steam engine where dancers glide and reciprocate in gentle circular motion with each other – rather than clash up against immovable obstacles! Perhaps this is why people liked the elegance of steam engines compared with the rough argy-bargy of engine and carriage-shunting, Diesels, buffers and all the ‘stop-go’ motion involved in marshalling yards!

Round House Turntable – seeing things in the round – good things like music come in round packages

And for a Radio 4 type discussion perhaps..

Waltz piano sheet (and pianola) music from Vienna: the popular music of the time

The Editor claims also to be 1/16th. Irish though, from those Kellys from Cork rather than neighbouring Limerick.

Let us know of your encounters – witticisms, be they informal, remote or otherwise, with Sir Terry!

Terry shared with the Editor a common reluctance for having scripts for what he said live and online, and much of what Terry said was indeed straight from the heart and un-rehearsed, which gave it a spontaneity – and also made him inadvertently a master of understatement.

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Nick

(contact: nick4182@hotmail.com)

At cottingham.tv and with Halloween Festivities in mind, we’re having a ‘kindness to carrots’ day!

How to enjoy eating your greens – even if they are orange!

Vegetables needn’t taste awful -with these few basic cooking tips from Cottingham.tv you too can make them taste great!

Vegetables needn’t taste like medicine – as something that has to be endured rather than enjoyed. In fact, the Victorians had a dreadful old maxim: the worse a medicine tasted, the more it did you good. Indeed our puritanical, no-frills approach to food preparation and cooking still persists today out in the regions!

How to avoid murdering your vegetables to death!

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Despite all the TV cooking programs out there, in this northern region and I’m sure in many others, our 1970s school dinner-style fried or boiled mentality persists where children are made to eat their greens and clear their plates!

Even your kids will like them!

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Here at Cottingham.tv we’ve added an autumnal twist so you can enjoy eating your greens! continued ..

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it’s better for you, better for the kids and better for the carrots!

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N.B: If you want separate carrot servings, after grilling your carrots on an oven tray under an open oven red-heat grill for 20 minutes as described, you should leave them in a closed oven covered in cooking foil with some added boiling water on 150 degrees for a further hour to cook them through thoroughly – you can add other vegetables as described. Remove smallerveges when they are browned!

Pumpkins are “squashes” like aubergines and courgettes and they will also respond well to this kind of cooking – but please note they have shorter cooking times – but you need to experiment!

Happy Halloween from Cottingham.tv!

Nick, Mike and Anne