29 November 2004

Timewasters, poinsettias and Barclaycard

Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah had to suffer six prank phonecalls last night, from 2am onwards.
  • SK loves poinsettias.
  • Ms K is getting worried as she hasn't received her Barclaycard invoice yet for last month.
  • 25 November 2004

    Knickers, binos and milk

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Silly old Adrian (aka Dearly Beloved) still insists on needing a pair of binoculars for Christmas
  • In return, the Beloved is getting SK some lacy knickers with 'SMK' embroidered on them.
  • The BBC ran out of milk this morning.
  • 24 November 2004

    Shark's jaw and robbers

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • From her last holiday in Oman, SK got Lynn Bowles a shark's jaw that she found.
  • As a child, Sarah's house was burgled three times in one week.
  • 23 November 2004

    Mine pies, cabbage and binoculars

    Binoculars -- why would Adrian want these?Lessons learned from today's show
  • Unusually, Dearly Beloved (aka Adrian) is not panic-buying mince pies this year. Instead, he has developed a craving for pickled cabbage.
  • And, for Christmas, he wants a pair of binoculars.
  • 22 November 2004

    SK is back...

    ... from her holidays!
    Oman flagLessons learned from today's show
  • She gained five pounds on holiday
  • She didn't peel in the glaring sun of Oman.
  • 15 November 2004

    That offensive article

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    Sunday Mirror -- not even fit for toilet paper


    This rubbish was printed in The Sunday Mirror yesterday...

    IT looks like the early mornings are taking their toll on former TV favourite Sarah Kennedy.

    The BBC Radio 2 presenter looked under the weather as she left the studio last week.

    Sarah, 54, who shot to fame as one of the hosts of Game For a Laugh, has been presenting the 6am show from Broadcasting House.

    But maybe she should ask for a later slot as she is obviously not an early morning person.

    An onlooker said: " No one would expect her to look like she did 20 years ago, but it was shocking to see her looking so old."

    Sarah has worked in broadcasting for more than 25 years.

    She and her partner Adrian, who is 15 years her junior, divide their time between their three British homes.


    Drink up with SK!

    From Wogan's Children In Need auction...

    If you've always dreamed of sharing a glass of Port with Sarah Kennedy then you may want to get your cheque-book ready because this auction lot is a corker.

    You'll be bidding for a very rare bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional port - only 200 cases are ever made in a vintage year. The catch is that the winning bidder, and a friend, will have to collect their bottle of Nacional from the Quinta house in Portugal - in the company of our Sarah Kennedy.

    You and a guest will stay with Sarah at Noval's estate house for a special weekend during harvest time between the end of September and early October next year. You will be given a tour of the vineyards and the cellars, and tastings of their Vintage and Tawny ports. And you can roll up your trousers and tread the grapes yourself in the giant granite lagares, accompanied by traditional organ music, or you can play boules on the house terrace or stroll down the white wall.

    The offer includes airfares between London and Oporto and transfers to the Douro - that's a car drive up on the Friday afternoon and narrow gauge railway train-ride back to Oporto city on the Monday. All meals and wines, including a Noval port tasting as well as classic vintages for dinners, will be provided during the weekend.

    12 November 2004

    Port and holidays

  • Sarah Kennedy's treat for Children In Need is a weekend away in Portugal, drinking port.
  • Sarah will be away on holiday next week in Oman.
  • 11 November 2004

    SEARCH is now fully operational


    Goodyear - mutton for changeLessons learned from today's show
  • Apparently Lynn Bowles loves a bit of mutton. To which, Sarah Kennedy wittily retorted Lynn is actually mutton dressed as lamb.
  • 10 November 2004

    Ken Livingstone and Sarah's nephew

    Lessons learned from today's show
    Livingstone -- likes newts
  • Sarah's nephew is coming to stay with Sarah soon. He is an actor and is auditioning for the part of a fairy godfather.
  • SK had dinner with a rugby girlfried. Sitting at an adjacent table was none other than Ken Livingstone, smoking a fat cigar.
  • 8 November 2004

    Christmas pudding

    Lesson learned from today's show
  • Someone sent in a Christmas pudding (aka Christmas 'puddine').
  • 5 November 2004

    Crosswords, Jose, bathtime and wedding bells?

    Lessons learned from today’s show
  • Embarrassingly, as she comes from a family of crossword-addicts, Sarah is no good at doing crosswords.
  • SK’s cleaner woman who does all the scrubbing is called Jose.
  • Silly old Jose did a lot of scrubbing yesterday. So much in fact, that when it came to Ms K’s nightly bath, there was no hot water left.
  • Sarah Kennedy and Dearly Beloved (aka Adrian) have been together for eight years.
  • 4 November 2004

    Silly people criticise our Sarah

    This is from The Guardian...

    BBC DJ rapped for criticising Tony Blair
    Radio 2 DJ Sarah Kennedy has been censured by BBC bosses for criticising Tony Blair and suggesting Saddam Hussein should kill himself. The presenter, who hosts the early morning weekday show before handing over to Terry Wogan, was criticised in the corporation's quarterly programme complaints bulletin.

    Kennedy made the comments about the government on three separate programmes during the summer. Two listeners complained after she was critical about its record on health, transport and Iraq.

    In July, another listener complained after the DJ suggested it would be better if Saddam Hussein were to commit suicide rather than face trial.

    "The comment, made during the review of the morning papers, was an inappropriate expression of a personal view on a topic of controversy," said the BBC in its ruling. Kennedy's comments on the government broke the corporation's rules on impartiality.

    "The head of programmes, Radio 2, discussed the finding with Sarah Kennedy and reminded her of the principles which apply to the treatment of controversial topics. The programme team was instructed to be alert to potentially controversial stories in advance of transmission."

    More holidays, February, duck fat, gay cats and snorkels

  • Sarah and Dearly Beloved (aka Adrian) are off to Portugal soon, courtesy of Children In Need.
  • SK detests the month of February.
  • Ms K and Adrian ate a roast duck the other day. Sarah was hoping to cook up some lovely roast potatoes but silly old Adrian drained the fat away.
  • SK can't get over the fact that her two cats take no notice of their reflections in mirrors.
  • It was revealed today that one of Sarah's cats is gay and vegetarian.
  • Today, Kennedy is off to buy a snorkel.
    Roast duck -- don't throw the greasy fat away, next time Adrian, you silly old coot
  • 1 November 2004

    Christmas and cats

  • For the first time in years, Sarah is not sure what to buy everyone for Christmas. She'll probably end up sending salmon in the post to relatives, and possible potted shrimps. Silly old Dearly Beloved (aka Adrian) said he wants another Burma cat.
  • One of many charities that SK helps out with is the animal soldiers one.
    A cat is not just for Christmas, Adrian