I've constructed this as a substitute for the build-your-own Empire State Building that was free in the paper last weekend. I've been a bit busy and sadly haven't been able to fit in the build so I hope you'll be happy with this.
I can't imagine why I've never really listened to audiobooks as I've driven round at work before, other than a vague feeling of devotion to the job and the idea that perhaps I should be using time spent behind the wheel at work thinking about work, with the radio chirping along in the background.
I've changed my mind about that and I now land on doorsteps refreshed and clear-minded and, thanks to this week's Ears on Wheels guest, singing like a banshee.
In fact let's try singing along to my tune of the week.It's whizzing around my head so it might as well whizz around yours as well and it saves me trying to install that widget that plays music on here while you read.
Perhaps Curzon would be so kind as to give us a D?
Thank you Curzon, that was lovely,
OK everyone, breath and project, eyes to the front, watch me, on the count of three and do try to enunciate the words clearly, 1-2-3
der-der-lerdle-derdle-derrr -- der-der-derrr -- der-der-derrr -- der-der-derrr,
STOP STOP, that was a little off key over in the US and I think the Scots were also a teensy bit flat, never mind you'll get it in a minute.
Try and listen to Norway, they have perfect pitch, well done Norway, lots of points for you.
So you can see how jolly all this is and how lucky I am to be getting a great selection of new audio books to review.Very occasionally the post arrives before I leave for work and if it's a square parcel I'm into it like a thing possessed and that's what happened last week. My Ears on Wheels guest was in the car and telling me his life story before you could say Fender Stratocaster and suddenly the prospect of a day out on the road, home visiting on my own, many lonely miles to travel, didn't seem quite so endless.There is now a right rowdy crowd queuing up impatiently to get in the Fiesta. We have Tony the Benn, Henry the Eighth, Bill the Shakespeare, Bill the Black Dress, Big Chris, Littlejohn, Legal John, Suite Irene, Susan the Hill , Donna the Leonheart, Karin the Killer , Robert the Harris and Haruki the Murakami.
And last week's guest?
Well, three huge clues I was the Yardbird who got The Cream with a bit of Blind Faith thrown in and we Layla-d around Devon all day.
Now try singing that song.
Oh dear, buck up Australia, Canada could you just go and gargle and could the Irish give it slightly less of the Daniel O'Donnell tone?
Do practice and we'll try again next week.