Are you pro­tec­tive of your brew or is it a mug’s game?

Midweek Visiter - - Breakfast Banter - with Neil New­ton

THERE’S been some­what of a resur­gence in home bak­ing, thanks in no small part to a cer­tain cur­rent Chan­nel 4 show.

Not one to be out­done, here on Sand­grounder Ra­dio, I’ve launched my very own weekly spot, thanks to lots of help from Marsh­side based cook, Niki Brook.

You may recog­nise Niki from the Lemon Tree Bak­ery.

This for­mer nurse at Alder Hey Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal is best known for her se­ries of chil­dren’s cook books, and now, joins me ev­ery Thurs­day af­ter 10am for a South­port bake off.

My fel­low pre­sen­ters are all lured into my break­fast stu­dio by de­li­cious smells, here is Jo Mills get­ting in on the salted caramel ap­ple cake ac­tion.

I was de­lighted to be in­vited down to Hes­keth Park re­cently for a spe­cial guided tour of the Fern­ley Ob­ser­va­tory.

Hous­ing South­port Astro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety, I was shown around by a smash­ing chap called Pe­ter Dyer.

Pe­ter is part of a group of vol­un­teers who look af­ter this unique piece of South­port’s star gaz­ing past.

Fully op­er­a­tional, and won­der­fully re­stored, the te­le­scope and its Vic­to­rian brick build­ing are open to com­mu­nity groups for pre ar­ranged tours.

Check them out on the web at fern­ley­ob­ser­va­tory.org.

Fi­nally, I’m very pro­tec­tive of my brew, are you?

At Sand­grounder Ra­dio I have my own mug, with a big let­ter ‘N’ on it. No mis­tak­ing who it be­longs too, or so I thought.

I was talk­ing about this on air last week.

Does it irk you as much as it does me when some­one ‘bor­rows’ your favourite mug, are you as ter­ri­to­rial as I am?

There are some things in life that should re­main sacro­sanct, a mug is one of them.

Do join me week­days morn­ings, 7-11am Live from South­port and across the North West on DAB Dig­i­tal Ra­dio, via our free mo­bile app and on line too.

Fol­low me @pre­sen­terneil

There’s no mis­tak­ing Neil New­ton’s mug!

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