After trying to downsize for a few years it became clear that staying in the village I love was going to be difficult. Then along came an opportunity. A piece of land became available and so as I write, a new home is being built. The foundations had to be much deeper than expected and immediately the costs started rising (and continue to do so). We're almost up to the top of the windows now so beginning to get an idea how things will look. The finish date is expected to be April (2018)
Sundays continue at BBC Radio Lincolnshire. I am presenting "Poachings", which is a look back at the best bits of the week's output. Please tune in on Sundays, 1-3PM, 94.9FM or on line at www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire. In other radio news, I am producing an oldies show for Oman Air
My golf handicap is still 24 and with less time spent on the course (More on the new build) it's not going to get better anytime soon.
LCR is a community radio station and is available on 103.6FM across the city of Lincoln and can be heard in surrounding villages. The musical tastes of the over fifties are catered for with a selection of music from the eighties back to the war years. It's also available on the web (www.lincolncityradio.com). I've stepped back from it until after the bungalow is finished when I hope I can engage with the team again.
One other thing that has had to draw to a close for the moment is talking to groups around the county. I've been doing them for more than 30 years so a break is a good thing. Not sure whether I'll start again after the new build. If I don't, my wife has lots for me to do !