Kaleidoscope's current Top 10
The Lake District
My favourite piece of the planet and great to get back there again last month. How lucky the local people there are to have the fells on their doorstep every day!
Have always wanted to dance and and now learning. Ceroc is great fun and the practise groups are very friendly.
Possession by A S Byatt
Read this stunning novel when it came out in the 90's and have heard radio adaptations. But currently listening to the audio book read by Samuel West and it is fantastic. If you haven't read Possession - you must!
Sam Fender's - Seventeen Going Under
An absolute stonker of a tune from Sam who is not only a great musical talent but a true poet too. Taken from the new album of the same name.
BBC Sounds podcast - Things Fell Apart
A fascinating podcast series by Jon Ronson going back to the sources of today's great 'culture wars'. Listen - you will be amazed.
Catch everything you can by this academic, writer and broadcaster - one of the UK's best minds.
Gogglebox - Channel 4
Just about the best thing 'on the box'. People on TV watching TV. Always hilarious.
Enjoy his cooking shows, especially his Saturday morning programme. Always makes the cooking look easy and interesting. Have learned a lot from watching him.
Playing guitar again
Until recently, I hadn't picked up my electric Fender for years. Then I did and haven't looked back. Great fun and a new plug-in mini amp is terrific.
My New Electric Bike
Brilliant! That extra electric push goes to another level.