is a lot more fun if you are sill !
It is you know and as the original Silly Old Man I can
confirm that statement to be true.
Can I take a moment of your time to tell
you of a SILLY Idea I came up with and how friends took this
idea to turn it
into something very special, very special indeed. While I am
happy to take credit for the original silly idea it was not
me, The Silly Old Man, but my friends and colleagues at
Radio CRMK who made it work.
Heading to Devon for a little holiday I
stopped, as you do, at a motorway service station. Inside
the loo was a notice saying the service station operator had
twinned the toilet block with a village in Africa. As
soon as I was able I opened my laptop to check out this
toilet twinning. If you click the picture below you
can read what I found.
about twinning the toilet in the radio studio ? When I
returned home I put my silly idea to the programme
controller who happily gave the go ahead. I said I would pay
for the twinning myself but NO, my fellow presenters liked
my silly idea so dipped into their pockets to fund the
Today there is a family in a Ugandan village who before my
silly idea and the
generosity of Radio CRMK presenters did not have this basic
form of sanitation.
Over the door to the studio toilet is our twinning
I often think of that village, of the family and now and
then will play the Ugandan National Anthem on one of my
shows. It's a lovely piece of music.
In 1978 the minister who married Maureen and I now heads an
organisation called LIGHTFORCE INTERNATIONAL working in
Uganda. He came into the studio to join me on a show and
speak about life in Uganda. If you click the Lightforce logo
you can see the work they are doing in Uganda.
Through the marvels of Google I have been able to find
pictures of the village where our twinned toilet can be
found. Yes, I would like to visit the village and the family
but that is not going to happen is it.