In my Dabbler cupboard this week I make a convincing argument that the names of the stations on the Docklands Light Railway are as worthy of having their own dedicated forecast on the radio as those oh so evocative shipping areas.
And while we are on the subject of BBC Radio 4, I should note that I learned something very fascinating on Farming Today this morning. Apparently, on no account whatsoever should you ever tell anybody how many sheep you have, even if they have the gall to come out and ask you directly. Remember that.
Of course we Northern sheep persons could hide the size of our flocks from Southern shapherds or god forbid the Welsh by means of coded counting viz Yan Tan Tethera.
OSM and myself being most closely associated with Wensleydale would have opted for the variation Yain Tain Eddero (apparently)
Sadly there are no excerpts from Birtwistle’s opera of that name on You Tube to share