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You're Moving Out Today!

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 March 2013

Sara is on the lookout for your First Home tracks as she continues to sit in for V. Plus
another De-Stress track. more Shift Stars and the latest probing pictures from CoxyCam.

Music Played

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  • Pause For Thought with writer Adrian Plass

    Pause For Thought with writer Adrian Plass

    Name-dropping is ghastly, isn’t it? The gleam of pride in the eye, the unconvincing nonchalance as famous names are levered into conversation.

    Last year I invited audience members at an evening event to describe their connections with famous people without fear of calumny. Tenuous connections proved to be popular.

    ‘My mother’s aunt’s daughter was a nurse in the ward where Darren Gough’s sister’s baby was born.’

    Tumultuous applause.

    Anyway, I’m going to name-drop now. You’ll be impressed.

    I met two ladies in a Bangladeshi slum who take homeless little girls from the filthy streets to a place where they can shower, wear a clean dress, and play games for the rest of the day. Their work saves lives. They told me of a child who became a prostitute at six, and died of sexually transmitted diseases at eight. Not unusual, apparently.

    I met those two ladies. Imagine!

    Then there’s Lily. Lily was ninety when we met. She’d given her life to nursing sick and impoverished villagers on Africa. Her faith was a rock, and she always made people feel better about themselves. She did that for me. Right up to the day she died.

    She was my friend. How about that?

    One more. A lady in a Bristol church who’s been physically disabled since childhood. She approached during an interval in a church presentation, rested on her crutches, and lifted me out of weariness and gloom with her encouragement. It was like being showered with light. I’m told she does that for lots of folk.

    These people, the slum workers, Lily and the lady I met in Bristol are my Faith Heroines. They’ll never be famous in this world. They were always too busy getting on with the job.

    And when I reach the gates of heaven, and God says, ‘Why should you come in?’ Pride will flash in my eye, and there’ll be an unconvincing air of nonchalance in my voice as I drop the names of these true servants who are incredibly famous in Paradise, and you never know – it might be enough to get me in.

  • CoxyCam #5

    CoxyCam #5

    Sara's chosen shot this morning was the Radio 2 News & Business office - yes, we recycle!

  • CoxyCam #6

    CoxyCam #6

    As suggested by Becky in Muscat who wanted a British view to remind her of home!


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