Friday 28 October 2011

Wild Blue Yonder

Dear Listener,

Here's a direct link to this week's episode.

To follow the bubbles upward or the rocks downward?
It is a deep dive into the ocean and beyond, to carry you far away in your imagination, to dream within dreams, or just to help you get to sleep ... enjoy!

The delicate and atmospheric soundtrack of sparse piano and drones is the work of Kourosh Dini, from the fittingly named album, "Water and Sky". You can find more at as always.

Sweet dreams,


Saturday 22 October 2011

Beth and the Emerantil

Dear Listener,

Here is a direct link to this week's story. I apologise for the drop in service recently due to seasonal bugs hitting our recording schedule, but I hope we're back to normal from this week.

"Climb up onto my back."
This is the story I have been meaning to write ever since that long weekend at the end of April 2011 when Prince William tied the knot with Kate. I guess it kind of emerged from all that was bubbling in my thoughts at the time, while watching a whole nation with their eyes fixed on the young couple.

The soundtrack for this story is from Countryside Stroll by Cari Live and it is available from

We hope that you enjoy this episode and if you want more you can always check out the archive or subscribe to the feed or iTunes.

Until next time, thank you for listening and ...

Sweet dreams ...

Sunday 9 October 2011


Dear Listener,

Just a short one this week...

Sometimes the stories we tell children to make them behave can have the opposite of the intended effect. We were told that if we were pulling a nasty face when the wind changed direction, then we would get permanently stuck with that facial expression. I remember an afternoon spent sitting on a rock with my friends holding grotesque facial expressions for as long as possible in the hope that the wind would change direction and we'd be able to go home sporting a contorted visage.

Well, here's another autobiographical fragment from my early memories, introducing another old-wives-tale for the collection.

As usual here's the direct link to the MP3 file ... or blah blah blah ... subscribe ... blah ... iTunes ... e.t.c.

I have also added an "Archive" page here so if you have missed episodes or you would like to peruse the entire back-catalogue it should make things easier for you. 

Sweet dreams,