Friday, 18 December 2009

The end of an ear ah...

Well, that's two ears really. Two very large ears. I mean have you seen the size of 'em? Today sees the legend that is Sir Terry Wogan finally step down from his golden throne in Broadcasting house and pull up his slippers by the fire. The stalwart of broadcasting, the nation's breakfast ingredient as essential as toast and marmalade is stepping down from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show after several generations of entertainment. The nation weeps.

Terry is an institution, a national treasure. How can we pay tribute in a short blog post? His dry wit has kept me chuckling for my entire life. I grew up with Terry. When my son was just a tiny baby 'Uncle Terry' used to look after him every morning while I got showered and dressed. He kept me cheerful on the drive to work even if occasionally the mirth was a little hazardous to safe driving conditions.

As he bowed out this morning with a farewell speech that brought a tear to the eye of Togs across the country we acknowledged that without a doubt Sir Terry was (and still is, he is after all not actually dead but retiring and he'll be back on Sundays), the country's greatest broadcaster.

If you're not from these parts and haven't a clue who I'm talking about. Well, then I'm sorry you've missed a treat.

Thank you Terry old Boy. Enjoy the snorkers and try to keep out of mischief!


  1. Omg! - I only caught the last part of the show as I was driving home from the school run. He read the poem that someone had sent in (very witty), and then played Dolly Parton and Peter Gabriel and I actually had a tear rolling down my cheek. The ironic thing is that I didn't listen to Terry all that much, but my dad used to love him. He is a legend.

  2. yep another great Irish man! Terry Wogan.. he is such a tonic that man. His corny dry humour would put a smile on your face in almost any situation.Great voice. Have you watched Delia's Christmas thing whereby Terry is on the radio in the background cracking his little woganjokes?
    Happy Christmastime blog friend


  3. Never listened to him, but when I watched him on the one o'clock news I did feel a bit choked.

  4. I've not heard of him, but you definitely have my attention. I want to go read up more about him. Thank you for sharing. :)

    PS I am trying to find a red tartan lap throw. I would really love one for christmas. Can you help??? :/

  5. Lisa, I am thinking this is like the night Walter Conkrite retired. All the best to your guy


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