Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Mars Attacks

03Feb19

Alexa doesn’t like me. When we first got Amazon’s virtual assistant, about a year ago, she was fine. Now she’s gone off me. She prefers Julie’s voice to mine. Alexa has started behaving like a moody teenager. Often when I ask her a question, she just ignores me. When Julie asks, she’s straight onto it. […]


Mystery solved but it shouldn’t have take this long! For weeks now, we’ve had this annoying noise in the hallway of our new build flat. It sounds like it’s coming from the wall that separate us from our next door neighbour. The builders have been, turned off all of the power in our flat and […]


In the 90s, the biggest commercial radio Breakfast Show in the UK was Russ & Jono on Virgin. They had millions of listeners and won just about every major award going. Now they’re back and they’re on Fix Radio. All of their classic features have returned including, ‘House Of Crap’, ‘Sad But True’, ‘Dumb Crime […]


Jumping to conclusions can get you into a lot of trouble. The weird noise in the hallway of our new build apartment has become even more mysterious. When the builders came to investigate, they switched off all of the power in our place and the noise continued, so it must be the people in the […]


This is what it sounded like when we launched a brand new radio station for Manchester this week. If you like it, you can listen live here; http://www.fixradio.co.uk/player/manchester/ I present the Breakfast show with the brilliant Gaz Drinkwater, weekdays 7am to 9am. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a […]


The weird noise in the hallway of our new build apartment is still there! The builders have been, switched off all of the power in our place and the noise continues. This confirms that it’s coming from our neighbours. The other side of the wall is their bathroom, what are they doing in there day […]


It was the coat that gave it away. It wasn’t even that nice a coat, a grey, rumpled overcoat that wouldn’t look good on anybody. On Monday, sat opposite me on the 18:17 from London St Pancras to Peterborough via Hitchin, was the multi-award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor and author, Alan Bennett. At first I wasn’t […]


The weird noise in the hallway of our new build apartment stopped! We were disappointed because the builders had booked to go into our neighbours flat to investigate. We called the builders and told them not to bother because the noise had gone. The next day, the noise was back. Was that just a coincidence […]


The Heat is On

06Jan19

Every time I put something in the oven it reminds me of a classic George Carlin bit about the concept of a “preheated” oven. George said… “It’s ridiculous! There are only two states an oven can possibly exist in, heated or unheated!” I don’t get it either, surely, putting the food in AFTER you’ve heated […]


This is the strange noise in the hallway of our new apartment. It’s been going non-stop for over a month now. It sounds like it’s coming from the other side of the wall which is next door’s bathroom. We’ve asked them and they say they have no idea what it is either. The builders came […]


Phoney Fart

31Dec18

  “Oh, I thought you farted!”. That’s what Julie said last night as we sat on the couch watching telly and I reached into my pocket and got out my mobile phone which had just vibrated to let me know I had a text. Next time I need to fart on the couch, I won’t […]


Ticket To Snide

24Dec18

My train was cancelled this morning due to “a lack of available trains”. What does that mean? The trains aren’t “available”, did they have other plans today? I wonder if we’re given the real reason for delays and cancellations or if Thameslink have a random excuse generator. Since I’ve been commuting to London Blackfriars from […]


Mack Nuggets

16Dec18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio in London, including: International intrigue Farts in the jungle A scammer gets scammed Lost love Badger and the drone A neighbourhood dispute Your life as a movie Sex in a churchyard Darren hates criminal talk Sex on a beach Mistaken identity Neighbour from hell Attacked by […]


If I didn’t bunk into 1st class every day, I would have to stand. I travel on the 7:11 Thameslink from Hitchin to London Blackfriars every weekday. It doesn’t bother me that I don’t have a first class ticket. My monthly season ticket is £409.40 and that’s supposed to include a seat so the only […]


Mack Nuggets

02Dec18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio in London lately, including: A Farting story Going back Words that Darren hates A Rip Off stories Fireworks embarrassment How tomato sauce became portable The story of a stolen heart How to steal a Picasso Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and […]


I’m going to give up radio and become an international art thief. Right now, I’m the Programme Director at Fix Radio in London. The radio station is in Bankside, not far from the Tate Modern. Every lunchtime this week, I’ve been going over there and looking at the art. I’ve started thinking about how hard […]


Mack Nuggets

12Nov18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio lately, including; Fancy Dress, The Movie of Your Life, Mistaken Identity, Neighbours, Animal Attack, Blags and Scams. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video


No one likes to be lied to, so it’s especially annoying when someone writes to you and there’s a lie in the first line. I opened a letter today from Nick Lane, the Managing Director of Customer Care at BT. It said, “Hello Graham, You’re eligible for an ultrafast upgrade. It’s an exclusive deal we’ve […]


I won’t be playing Britain’s favourite Christmas song on the radio. “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues is consistently voted Britain’s most popular Christmas song but thanks to a ruling by the broadcast regulator, Ofcom, I won’t be playing it on London’s Fix Radio, the radio station for builders and tradespeople. In August this […]


Paris is the city of love, so where better for Julie and I to go and celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary? If you’re planning to visit the most romantic city on earth, I hope this blog will give you some ideas and inspiration for your trip. After work on Friday night we got on the […]