Are you protective of your brew or is it a mug’s game?
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.
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There’s no mistaking Neil Newton’s mug!