Category Archives: Family fun

Me mucking about with the family.

Pushkin at Sixteen Months


Original YT playout date: 22 November 2008
Duration: 15:28

He’s not a kid anymore, but not a real grown-up either. He managed to fall off the end of the knwn world, and when we got him back he was most appreciative of being home again.
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Homework for Sophie


Original YT playout date: 21 October 2008
Duration: 11:05

Sophie has to cut short some singing and get on with her school homework – a painting of an old fashioned alarm clock…
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E16 – Horse Riding


Original YT playout date: 6 September 2008
Duration: 29:10

Sophie got some horse-riding in out of this holiday, something she likes to do very much.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E9 – Whipsnade Zoo part 2 of 2


Original YT playout date: 13 August 2008
Duration: 42:03

In this part of my document on Whipsnade Zoo (part of Uncle Davey’s Herts Content second series) we take a closer look at individual animals, having done one lap of the zoo in the first part by car…
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E8 – Whipsnade Zoo part 1 of 2


 

Original YT playout date: 10 August 2008
Duration: 33:25

Whipsnade zoo is part of the Zoological Society of London’s set of world leading animal parks. It is an important conservation centre and part of the contemporary Noah’s Ark. It is also one of my favorite spots on the planet. This part of my film of our visit is one circuit by car. Closer looks on foot will be in part two.

Whipsnade is not strictly in Herts, but as it’s just outside it qualifies for my “Uncle Davey’s Herts Content” series on Hemel Hempstead et environs.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E6 -Bournemouth and the New Forest


Original YT playout date: 6 August 2008
Duration: 13:39

We had a drive down to Bournemouth via the New Forest. It may not be actual Herts Content, but within striking distance.
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Novobrantsy


Original YT playout date: 1 August 2008
Duration: 2:30

Irina Levkovitch does an impromptu reading of this Russian poem of uncertain authorship.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E4 – Tree Cathedral Picnic


Original YT playout date: 1 August 2008
Duration: 18:16

A beautiful memory of my parents and also Sophie and Tanya as little girls, not to mention a younger wife, although she is always young.
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Party in the Park


 

Original YT playout date: 30 July 2008
Duration: 21:39

A lovely day out in Hyde Park with the Radio Gang enabling us all to put faces to some of the voices sharing the talk radio space as callers. Thanks for an enjoyable time.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E3 – Bovingdon Royal Oak and Broadfield School Fete


Original YT playout date: 18 July 2008
Duration: 12:12

“We visit the Royal Oak in Bovingdon village by Hemel Hempstead whose decor commemorates the American servicemen who helped Britain win the Second World War, and without whose help it would have been even more difficult than it was to beat Hitler’s forces.

After that we look at a typical English school fete, this time at my old junior school, Broadfield School, which hasn’t changed a bit.
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Silly Singing Lesson


Original YT playout date: 12 July 2008
Duration: 7:19

Sophie gets a silly singing lesson off her Dad. If anyone knows the numbers of any decent singing teachers in Warsaw, you can see we need them, so please get in touch!
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Fat Blokes on Tea


Original YT playout date: 26 June 2008
Duration: 1:07:25

A hopefully amusing conversation on the terrace between three middle aged men in varying degrees of overweightness. Regardless of the alcohol-free nature of the occasion we manage to talk amusingly for some period and do some impromptusinging for the neighbours. This contains such gems as Moggy and Alan’s matrimonial ads, a rendition of “”Two Little Boys””, and a history lesson about Braveheart, all unscripted and unrehearsed.

Enjoy. We did. (I think).

Later that day we rang the radioshow together that you can see on this channel as the item before this.
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