16 December 2003

Sarah's knickersLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah was talking all about one of her favourite phrases today: 'Getting your knickers in a twist.'
  • Talking of knickers, because her bottom has changed shape, Sarah had to throw out a pair of knickers the other day.
  • Sarah will be away from Monday 'til 4 January 2004.
  • SK will be at Ottakers bookshop in Guidlford signing books today.
  • The Much Beloved wants to buy Sarah a lawn roller for Christmas.
  • 15 December 2003

    The Queen of our heartsLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah does not send Christmas cards -- but she thanks everyone who has sent her one this year.
  • SK did not like the pictures of Her Maj and the skin legions in the weekend's papers.
  • 12 December 2003

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah's weight: just over nine stone.
  • SK has to get up at 3 o'clock in the morning to present the Dawn Patrol.
  • Sarah has now signed up to the advanced motorists' association.
  • The Much Beloved might be in for a surprise next year. There's a February 29th, on which Sarah said she might propose! You heard it here first.
  • 11 December 2003

    Bowles - what she would look like if she were a teacherLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah has been reading about horse tablets.
  • Lynn Bowles was looking very nice today.
  • Sarah's new name for Lynn is 'Doris'.
  • SK reckons that Lynn woud have made a very good headmistress.
  • Holly - 'buddy brilliant'Lessons learned from yesterday's show
  • Sarah's having a very bad hair week. 'It's all the static,' she said.
  • SK's mum is having keyhole surgery today on her dodgy knee.
  • A friend of SK's was in the Buddy Holly musical – 'buddy brilliant' show, said a listener called Ellen.
  • Stuart McKnight (aka 'McKnightingown') contacted the show to apologise to Sarah for disrupting her train journey to Salisbury with his loud mobile phone conversations. That was 'sweet' said Sarah, and he 'was quite good looking'.
  • Sarah on leaving her car at the mechanics -- 'like leaving your cat at the vets'.
  • Sill old Hector, SK's white cat has got very knotted fur and required a vet visit.
  • 9 December 2003

    Alpacas - sacrifice their fibres for our warmthLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah was moaning about how cold it was yesterday. She went to see her dear mother in Salisbury, but had to wear her vest and alpaca fleece, hat and scarf. 'You look like a polar bear', said Sarah’s funny old mum.
  • Michael, 'a country man', looks after Sarah's cats whenever she is away.
  • Kennedy Towers contains a small pond – big enough to hold two lilies.
  • SK is still sun-tanned from her Big South Africa Adventure.
  • Sarah's taking the VW in for a service today.
  • 8 December 2003

    Sausages - Sarah's breakfastLessons learned from today's show
  • Unusually for Sarah a subordinate went to the canteen during the news and bought her a spiced sausage.
  • Her Dearly Beloved wants to buy Sarah a steam cleaning machine for Christmas. (I suppose it will be cheaper that way.)
  • Many people have asked about a wonderful song that Sarah played on Thursday’s song: Joe Brown's 'I'll See You In My Dreams'. It can be downloaded from: Radio 2 message board. Following public demand, SK will be playing the song again next year.
  • Sarah and Her Much Beloved switched on the Kimbolton christmas lights (in St Ives).
  • SK has been told that she must be more assertive when facing up to the ice queen of traffic, Lynn Bowles.

    Stewart - born in LondonLessons learned from Friday's show
  • Sarah has a thing for Rod Stewart.
  • Sarah was 'very good at the egg and spoon'.
  • Sarah gave a special mention to her team Paul, Mark Simpson, Jo and Phil, for all their hard work.
  • 4 December 2003

    My lovely baby
    As requested by many of you, here is a picture of my darling Robin...
    My baby
    Kelly - very good in You BetLessons learned yesterday's show
  • Sarah saw her 'old mucker Matthew Kelly' in Of Mice And Men – very good, apparently.
  • Like Macy Gray, Nina Simone frightens Sarah.
  • Lynn Bowles still refuses to fix Sarah's washing machine.
  • Sarah's domestic travails continue to worsen: her phone and radiators are on the blink.

  • 3 December 2003

    From the BBC press office...
    Sarah 'has won over millions of Dawn Patrollers, including Oxford University undergraduates, and she is now required listening in the Common Room of Queen's College.'
    See the biography.
    Posh - following in the heavily-trodden footsteps of our SarahLessons learned from today's show
  • Her Much Beloved drives an Audi.
  • Sarah did two very convincing impressions during the paper review: Winston Churchill and Posh Beckham.
  • 2 December 2003

    Lessons learned from today's show
    Sarah went on about South Africa.

    1 December 2003

    SproutsSarah's back with a bang!
    SK had a lovely time in South Africa but has returned to her successful Radio 2 morning show.

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Rather poignantly during the paper review, Sarah read a story that brussel sprouts can boost women's chances of becoming pregnant. Being childless, SK said, she never eats sprouts.
  • Lynn Bowles went to York this weekend and moaned about it being busy.
  • 26 November 2003

    Special message from Debby Rich

    As you may know, my little baby Robin came into the world last Wednesday weighing in at just under 9 pounds! He's ever such a good baby and hardly cries at all! I'm very lucky.

    I'd like to thank all of you for your kind messages and flowers. Unfortunately the father is away on business for the time being but I would like to thank you on his behalf too.

    Once the photos are developed I shall publish them!

    Lots of love,


    19 November 2003

    Sarah Kennedy - regular goer at AscotSarah does her bit for Children in Need
    Despite being on holiday in South Africa, Sarah was the main draw on Radio 2 this morning in the form of Terry Wogan's Children in Need auction. The item in question (from the Radio 2 website):

    A chance for you and your guest to live the high-life with the society movers-and-shakers and top celebrities for the final day of Royal Ascot, on June 19th next year. You'll be put up at a smart Central London hotel for a night, before being chauffeured with Sarah Kennedy [and Her Much Beloved] to the celebrated race meeting. You'll join Sarah in the Weatherbys private box, you'll quaff plenty of food and drink, courtesy of Weatherbys, and enjoy the Royal Parade.

    After much interest it reached the price of £8,350 from 'Anon of Scotland'. Well done! I'm sure you'll have a lovely time.

    18 November 2003

    SK in SA
    Sarah's currently having a lovely time in South Africa.

    17 November 2003

    The search facility has been updated - search through all your favourite Sarah posts to find that mysterious fact you always wanted to know.

    14 November 2003

    Mummy’s Tomb – where Sarah first popped her cherryLessons learned from today’s show
  • John Marsh (aka Marshypops) did an autograph-signing session yesterday. Colin Berry and the Hamiltons were there.
  • SK thinks hostess trolleys are ‘naff’.
  • Sarah regaled us with a funny story from listener Robin Gibblet. He went to the cinema to see Top Gun with his girlfriend. They started canoodling when Maria McKee came on, only for the young girl in front to turn round and drop her dripping ice cream into the man’s lap. ‘I thought you were suffocating the lady’, said the girl! This reminded Sarah of her first kiss, whilst watching The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb.
    Peach jam – Lynn Bowel’s poison
  • Lynn Bowles has rudely been ordering Sarah that she must bring her back a present from South Africa – as long as it’s not peach jam.
  • Sarah will now be away for two whole weeks. She will be sadly missed.
    Alex Fester takes over.
  • 13 November 2003

    Sarah Kennedy's croissantLessons learned from today's excellent show
  • Macy Gray and Nina Simone both frighten Sarah.
  • Sarah's special term for 'The Kinks' is 'The Kinkingtons'.
  • Whilst reading the news Marshypops (aka John Marsh), 'bow-tied and with a shock of white hair', was 'clutching Sarah's croissant'.
  • SK received a lovely parcel in the post today -- a Christmas pud from the Motor Neurone Disease Association Office.
  • Before coming in to work this morning, Sarah had to do a bit of filleting.
  • Yet again, Sarah shared the story of her being mistaken for Doris Day (see earlier posts).
  • Unfortunately, SK's washing machine has broken down. She wants Lynn to look at it, as she'd rather not have to get a man out to repair it for £50.
  • 12 November 2003

    Lynn Bowels with her not-so-secret lover, Kennneth BruceLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah said that listening to the show from 7:10-7:30 was sufficient for most listeners.
  • Lynn Bowles decided to tease Sarah about wearing glasses this morning. SK said she only wears them in the studio when doing the newspaper review, becuase the 'print in The Telegraph is so bad'.
  • 11 November 2003

    Sarah and her hosta
    Unfortunately, there were no lessons learned from today's show

    10 November 2003

    Pickled onions - Wogan's choice of morning snackLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah made a 'culinary disaster' last Sunday. She managed to serve up cold beef, cold gravy and a flat yorkshire pud. I hear that 'her' Dearly Beloved was not impressed...
  • Terry Wogan offered Sarah a crunchy pickled onion during her programme today.
  • Lynne Bowels decided to berate SK again over her choice of clothing. 'Too bright', Lynn moaned miserably about Sarah's lovely bright pullover. At least SK got her own back when she quipped, 'I see you've gone for the hen pheasant look again.'
  • 7 November 2003

    Lessons learend from today's show
  • Sarah was awoken at 2am last night due to loud fireworks.
  • SK didn't make it to Salisbury yesterday because there was a car on the train track.
  • 6 November 2003

    Jones - never sang on The SnowmanSpecial notice
    Sarah will be on TV this weekend as part of the remembrance coverage for the BBC and BFBS on Saturday evening and then she will be on Radio Wales with Aled Jones at 10am on Sunday.

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah has already had the flu twice this year. SK's speical advise is 'don't get out of bed too early, or you will prolong it'.
  • Sarah's not bored with David Beckham, but she is with Posh Beckham.
  • SK's off to South Africa soon - a brand new continent for her. Apparently she can't wait for 'her' Dearly Beloved to see his first lion.
  • Sarah's off to Salisbury today and shall report on the state of Basingstoke's and Andover's train stations tomorrow.
  • As per usual, Richard Allinson has been dribbling all over Sarah.

    Page - looks like Lynne BowlesLessons learned from yesterday's show
  • David Cassidy is allergic to cats. Sarah met him on the Gloria Hunniford show where Sarah was carrying Burnam and Much Beloved was holding 'silly old' Hector.
  • Sarah told Lynne Bowles that she looks 'quite like Elaine Page'. She's also going to lend Lynne a tape of the Henry VIII ITV drama - unless Much Beloved has wiped it.
  • Sarah berated Lynn today for wearing her ratting suit again - depite it being extremely hot in the studio (probably due to the Sarah Kennedy Radiator - see earlier post).
  • SK got bitten last night. Because of the bites, Richard Allinson refused to kiss her.
  • 4 November 2003

    Allinson - teaseLessons learned from today's show
  • One of Sarah's news items this morning involved a story about 'frottaging'.
  • The Great Bustard is returning to England. According to Sarah it looks like a cross between a peacock and a tiger, but she doesn't want one turning up in her garden.
  • It wasn't clear why, but just after the 7 o'clock news, Sarah announced that she was in the nude. Naked.
  • Sarah thoroughly recommends the Thai in Square restaurant in London. (She has no shares in it.)
  • Lynn Bowles was introduced today as 'schizophrenic Lynn' by Sarah.
  • Today, Sarah is having lunch with a gentleman of the cloth.
  • The frisson is bubbling along nicely now that Richard Allinson has returned in place of Terry Wigan.
    Great Bustard - looks like a lion
  • 3 November 2003

    Interesting facts about Sarah #1
  • Sarah is not used to the internet or email. She doesn't understand it so all correspondence that comes in for her that way is printed out for her consumption!
  • 28 October 2003

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah's funny word for "labrador" is "labradoodle"!

    Lessons learned from yesterday's show
  • Sarah went to Amsbury (where they do the armed forced radio) and was taken out for lunch. However, the car park they used had a load of bollards in -- to help keep off gypsies -- resulting in every car having to manoeuvre very carefully, for fear of scraping the bodywork.
  • SK said that most of the fireworks going off at this time of the year can be blamed on "duvali".
  • Sarah was rudely awoken from her slumber by a hoax caller wanting a minicab. "Bog off" she told them!
  • SK's off to her first ever film premier -- Seabiscuit.
  • 24 October 2003

    Joan Collins - we all know why she was invited onto Concorde's last flightLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah was somewhat miffed that she wasn't invited to be a guest passenger on Concorde's last flight.
  • As a left-hander, SK was quite good at cricket.
  • The BBC installed a radiator in the studio especially for Sarah. However, Lynn Bowles moaned about it because it stops the air conditioning from working when she appears with her best friend Ken Bruce later in the morning. As Sarah siad, why on earth Bruce wants air conditioning in this weather, we'll never know.
  • Sarah's funny little term for 'traffic jams' is 'traffic marmalades'.
  • 23 October 2003

    Fran Godfrey - always coldLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah and Fran Godfrey argued about the weather this morning. SK said it was much warmer, whereas wimpy Fran though it was freezing cold.
  • SK called Lynn Bowles a 'miserable old biddy' and 'old baggage' after she dared criticised a viewer's choice for 'It's Showtime'.
  • Darling - takes in women off the street for hot drinksLessons learned from yesterday's show
  • SK saw Alistair Darling put his arm around a girl and take her in for a cappucino.
  • Sarah is off to Ludlow this weekend.
  • Sarah's funny name for 'raspberries' is 'raspbugs' (similar to 'Sainsbug's' for 'Sainsbury's').
  • According to Sarah, most of the illnesses that go round Radio 2 are picked up from Steve Wright.
  • 21 October 2003

    Mr ChangLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah's comical name for 'Bob Marley and and the Wailers' is 'Boingdons and his Waders'!
  • Sarah is going to a lecture today by Timothy Clifford who rediscovered some lost old paintings by Michelangelo.
  • The other day Adrian (aka Dearly Beloved) asked absent-minded Sarah when her car is next due for a service. Imagine SK's surprise when she looked at her Bot's paperwork and noticed that the garage had given her the wrong MOT details! Staring her in the face was the MOT certificate of a Mr Chang's car! All these shenanigans led to Sarah signing off in a humorous Chinese language!
  • 16 October 2003

    Sarah's felling sickly again today , so Lynn Parsnips tried to take over again .

    Luckily, Sarah has Dearly Beloved to look after her...

    15 October 2003

    Lynn Parsons, the black sheep of the Radio 2 family (she still doesn't have a R2 website page), stood in - as best she could) - for Sarah this morning.

    14 October 2003

    Old boilerLessons learned from today's show
  • SK's mum's dog is called Riva.
  • Sarah was very flakey this morning, due to her boiler. This is why she couldn’t string two words together.
  • Kennedy doesn't fancy deep-sea diving. She prefers to dangle her toes on top.
  • 13 October 2003

    Lesley Kennedy - the new R2 controller (bound to keep Kennedy on the airwaves)Lessons learned from today's show
  • 'We've got a new controller,' said Sarah this morning. 'We'll all be on our way out'!
    (Others will go before Sarah ever leaves, that's for sure.)
  • As promised, Steve Traffic wore his blackcurrant shirt today.
  • SK's been fighting the R2 flu.
  • 10 October 2003

    The great JY - replied to people's comments, unlike his incumbent, JVLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah's going to South Africa in mid-November.
  • Jimmy Young wrote to Sarah the other day. Sir Jimmy has beautiful handwriting.
  • Steve Traffic will be wearing a purple shirt next week. He will look like a roman emperor quipped our Sarah!
  • 8 October 2003

    Scwarzenneegg...Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah was in a slight state of shock regarding the appointment of Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California.
  • SK can speak fluent Japanese!
  • Sarah's so-called study is basically a dump.
  • We couldn’t hear Sally Traffic’s bulletin today. According to SK, Wogan had sabotaged the sound system.
  • Normally, Sarah only sees Sally once a year at the R2 Christmas party.
  • 7 October 2003

    Bourbon - Sarah's catLessons learned from today's show
  • One of Sarah's cats is called Bourbon.
  • Everyone at Reuters listens to Sarah's Dawn Patrol!
  • Sarah confided in Steve Traffic that Lynn is always teasing her for not being a telly addict – just because Lynn's one.
  • Sarah's physiotherapist thinks that she may have trapped a nerve.