Mudcat Café message #3982353 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165823   Message #3982353
Posted By: GUEST,jim bainbridge
15-Mar-19 - 04:19 PM
Thread Name: Turtle Dove Pilgrimage
Subject: RE: Turtle Dove Pilgrimage
I was in my garden digging the ground ready for tatties when this came on the radio.
   I can unreservedly say that I have never heard such pretentious and worthy New Age crap on the radio for a long time.

Sam Lee, the ;international expert' did a programme recently about collecting from Irish travellers which was as condescending and sickening as I've heard, but this was worse.
My hands were mucky or I'd have switched it off.
The sound of his hushed 'David Attenborough' tones and the daft idea of playing back the old recording to the turtle doves was pure claptrap, and made me squirm in discomfort.

The concept of rambling/walking is a strange one, but Clare Balding's 'Ramblings' later in the door was an object lesson in how to do it properly!