The Pinnacle of Radio Chatter - Over the Garden Fence

in #overthegardenfence4 years ago (edited)

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You'll never guess what I heard on the radio the other day

That Jeremy Vine bloke - what a nob - did a whole 1 hour phone-in session on the merits (or lack there of) of toilet brushes.

Along with expert speakers on the subject.


What has the world come to I ask you?

Toilet brushes!!

Should we use them? Should we not use them?

How should we use them? Are there alternatives?

How do you feel when you visit a house that is not equipped with one!?

It's exactly this kind of insanity that makes me reach for an extra jaffa cake with my cup of tea...

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What is Over the Garden Fence?

Sometimes I feel like posting a bit of chitter chatter. You know, just a few of my thoughts. Stuff that doesn't necessarily constitute a full blown post, but I fancy blogging about it anyway.

That's where Over the Garden Fence comes in.

These posts are gonna be my natter posts. Short and sweet. Quickies if you will. Here for you if you've only got 5 seconds to spare. :)

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And on next week's show, Jeremy Vine will be discussing the merits of using plastic furniture covers, featuring our resident expert, Mabel :/

It's actually kinda heartwarming to see that vacuous radio babble still has a place in U.K culture ;)


Yes, yes it does. Same as it ever was...!

Well, I'm sure my dear old Nana's tuning in from the heavens above, offering pearls of wisdom through her celestial radio ;)

Haha! That's funny - I grew up in down south in Worthing - where something like 80% of residents are retired. Actually that might be an exaggeration. Either way, the world championship bowls are held there haha!

And it seems like every other bloomin' caller on that show is from Worthing!

Damn, I know far too much about that show for my own good. Must get out more!

Worthing ehh? .. Isn't that also the home of the tiddlywinks and conkers World Champions? ;)

btw - My aforementioned Gran spent her retirement in

Ahaha! I don't know... that sounds like it could be true! And Chichester!! Small world! That explains it :D

Hey, I just remembered.... are you getting any respite from that naughty ulcer?

Turned out..after 4 doctors..and an ultrasound..that it was a gallbladder infection :/ On the mend now - 87.5% better.

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During a slow news day, any news is better than fake news, I guess. Although, at the top of my head, I could list 1000 different topics that would've made better use of that 1 hour. Being top 1001 in that list isn't all that bad, with all things considered. It could've been worse, I mean, it could've been a discussion about genital dye.

HAHAHA!!! Yikes.... the mind boggles...!

It's time you switch to Radio 4

Ye gods has it come to this....?

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