Tuesday, 31 July 2012

ABC Wednesday - C

C is for coasters.




These are some that we have collected over the years. The top square one is of a set of 4 given to us by friends. The white round set on the right we bought in Nelson, New Zealand and the wooden Australia shape in the centre came from Adelaide. The veteran car coasters are plastic and quite old themselves but it is the curious orange one that has the story.

As well as having a late night chat show, Graham Norton hosts a radio show on Saturday mornings and part of the show is "Tune with a Tale" - the clue is in the title! To take part in the show you have to suggest a tune that has a story to tell. I decided to apply and to my surprise, within a few days, was asked to take part on a particular week. The programme was live and I was able to chat to Graham Norton for a few minutes before my chosen tune was played. I was very nervous but he was very friendly and put me at my ease. For my trouble I received a set of coasters. He jokes about the quality of the coasters and once I received them I wrote to say that I was lost for words when I saw them. He read my comment out on the radio and chuckled and said "I hear what you are saying Anne".

My choice of song was Country and Western - "Rock and Roll I gave you the best years of my Life".



Thanks to Mrs Denise Nesbitt and the ABC Wednesday team. For more looks at the letter C, please click here.

13 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

These coasters have wonderful stories attached! Especially the odd orange one! I love the design of the one on the right!

jabblog said...

Well done! What a lovely post:-)

Roger Owen Green said...

coasters are usually interesting, telling stories.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Terrific Coaster tale. I like things like this that are a bit out of the ordinary.

Leslie: said...

Anne, I never realized that you're in the UK. And you follow "Always Smiling" - I do, too. I'm going to meet her in September while I'm in London. Are you nearby? Please email if it's possible to meet up in person for tea or something! I love Graham Norton - we get him here on BBC Canada and he's hilarious!

Leslie
abcw team

PS: Also meeting Denise!

Mara said...

Oh, that is a great story! It might not be the best coaster, but it certainly has the best story attached!

ADDY said...

What a lovely collection of coasters. I have a few sets, but never ever use them - I just put the drink straight on the table!

cheshire wife said...

Coasters are always useful irrespective of what they look like.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fun post and great coasters ~ great for ABC ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's a fabulous story, and fancy talking to Graham Norton! He's never really been a favourite of mine but I do enjoy his late night television shows occasionally and quite appreciate his sense of humour. Great coasters though, lol.

I have a lot of coasters myself, mainly with pictures of country scenes and border collies!

CJ x

chubskulit said...

Cute coasters. Catching up with ABC.

C is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

PS.. COMMENTS makes me happy!

Vivian said...

Thank you for your sharing! I like your posts very much,they are interesting and meaningful!
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Sandi McBride said...

I love coasters, have a small collection...this was really a fun post and since I'm playing post surgery catch up...the summer is flying by and I've missed out on so much of my friends words and works...this is a wonderful Sunday of catch up!
hugs
Sandi