Radio 4 keeps me company most of the time I'm at home.
There are two reasons for enjoying it in the last 2 days.
Firstly, yesterday afternoon I switched on half way through a short programme by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen. I know he's not everyones cup of tea, but I do love the way he uses language.
In this programme about Gertrude Jekyll he is visiting the home of Edward Lutyens and in talking about the construction of the archway to the main porch he says it's 'very, very Lutyens flavour. Lovely and crunchy. Big chewy bits of stone like treacle toffee. And great big wooden beams like Flakes.'
It may be because Flakes are just about my favourite chocolate bar, but I think his description is fabulous.
Second reason is this morning on Womans Hour hearing Lucinda Belle singing and playing her harp. I've never heard her before. She describes herself as a jazz harpist. I'm going to be putting her new CD on my birthday present wishlist.
But I'd really miss the radio.
It has provided me with so much knowledge, information and entertainment.