Tea and the BBC

If certain authors are to believed librarians cannot function without tea. Add in the fact that L Space could easily exist and the BBC being a depository for information of all kinds (and having an archive), it’s not a long stretch for the imagination to put both institutes together and assume by association that there is, a strong possibility, that the BBC also cannot function without copious amounts of tea. Ok, flight of fancy over with. 

Today I was pleased to welcome Caz from BBC’s Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ program. The lovely beeb have visited before in the guise of BBC Radio Scotland.  To make sure that the welcome was consistent, the conditions were nigh on the same. Radio Scotland’s ‘Kitchen Garden came on a Summers day when the rain had been pouring down for days. We escaped from the cold and wet and went to look at the fancy planting in the vine house, listen to the rain hitting the roof and drink the Garrocher Gray tea. I’m so glad I converted that green house into something a bit showy other wise there would have been no reasonable photos for the radio, (you know exactly what I mean). Today was also cold, wet and windy. There is something to be said in excuse, it is after all January. We did venture out on the terraces to look over the weather fencing at the covers on the bushes but I cant say it was fun. Next stop  as before to look at the bushes under the vines. The bushes are to my constant joy looking very well and ready to spring forth at the first sign of clement conditions. It being a grotty day we broke a little with tradition and parked ourselves by the homestead stove to drink the celebrated brew, have a chat, record sound effects (tea pouring into cups, dogs joining in the chat and the ever present rain on the roof.)

I would like to be remembered by Aunty for the quality of the tea, a warm welcome, and an hour or so’s quiet chat. But. I fear it will be more likely the fact that all this was with a back ground of falling rain. Que, sound effects !!!

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