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Making relationships work (but not printers!)

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 04 January 2013

Producer Phil tried to make the show work as printers failed, while Vanessa wanted to know about the glue that keeps your relationship together. Plus Val Goldstone from Portsmouth is our latest Jolly Good Fellow, with Danny Williams version of Moon River her birthday number 1.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel Playing With My Heart

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Tracy Chapman

    Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout A Revolution

    Tracy Chapman, Elektra

  • Image for Johnny Bristol

    Johnny Bristol Hang On In There Baby

    And They Danced All Night, Debutante

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall I'd Rather Go Blind

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com

  • Image for The Box Tops

    The Box Tops The Letter

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • Image for Shirley & Company

    Shirley & Company Shame Shame Shame

    The Originals (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies Just One Look

    The Hits Of 1964 (Various Artists), MFP, 20

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Tina Arena

      Tina Arena Heaven Help My Heart

      (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Lucy May

    Lucy May Paper Heart

    (CD Single), Lola Records

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Lady Lynda

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Bananarama

    Bananarama Venus

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Val Goldstone's Birthday number 1

    • Image for Danny Williams

      Danny Williams Moon River

      The Hits Of 1961 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Roaring Reggae Friday

    • Image for Maxi Priest featurng Beres Hammond

      Maxi Priest featurng Beres Hammond How Can We Ease The Pain

  • Pause For Thought with Reverend Alan Sorensen, Church of Scotland Minister and Broadcaster

    Pause For Thought with Reverend Alan Sorensen, Church of Scotland Minister and Broadcaster

    A guid New Year to you! And allow me to bring you a piece of good news - only 354 days till Christmas! I'll bet that's a lot of comfort to those who still haven't finished last year's Xmas shopping. I made a New year resolution last year to get the Christmas shopping done by September, Xmas cards posted by October, and the tree up by Guy Fawkes night! How did I get on? You know how I got on! You
    were the one that pushed me out of the way on Christmas Eve and grabbed the last boxed set of Call The Midwife on the shelves!

    Christmas shopping, a true contact sport. It's the same nightmare every year and some of us are doomed to relive it. Doomed! No matter how solemnly I vow, swear on a stack of bibles even, next year I will be the same disorganised, frantic, panicky, last-minute shopper that I am every year!

    Huh! New Year Resolutions. What is it about me? Why can't I do a simple thing like change the habit of a life-time? There's clearly something wrong deep inside me. I'm sure I'm programmed to carry on the way I do. I can't help it. I'd like to be a nice, quiet, careful, considerate, loving husband and father, neighbour and friend. But instead, my wife, my kids, all those around me have to live with Freddie the
    Nightmare on Elm St. Sorensen!

    It's so good to know that God actually understands the difficulty I have in changing. What grace! He knows I can do better but still loves me when I cussedly ignore his help. But, when I do want to change, when I really have to stop kidding myself, I believe that God's right there to help me.

    This is the first week of a new year. And if I’m serious about a new start - I have to look to that God who's got an all year round January sale in new lives. He even does repairs when I go and ruin the new one the same old way I did the last one. You see, he's always been like that - he can't change either.

    And if you’re wondering what my new year resolution is, well, despite the bad press and the government’s concern over plastic surgery, I have resolved to do something about various parts of my body. In 2013 I’m asking God to give me me bigger ears, a shorter tongue and a larger heart!


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