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A Serious Piece: Her Journey

Robbie Yates telling a very sad tale – and telling it very well.
It may make you cry. G:)

Robbie Yates

She lingers at the station on her seat
she shivers, wrapped in coat and knitted shawl.
The train arrives, she shuffles to her feet
I watch her, fearing faltering or fall.

I see her brittle figure on the train
and as the seasons pass, she seems to fade;
some strangers stand, alerted and humane
in case she reaches out for arm or aid.

One day we wait and still no train arrives;
the crackled speaker voices growl “delay.”
Her watchful eyes are glimmering, alive;
I take her arm. “Let’s go by cab today.”

I ask her why she journeys back and forth;
she tells me that her Love is very ill.
“The hospital is twenty minutes north,
but while I can still reach him there, I will.”

From that day on, I smile to see her there.
I share my small umbrella in the rain.
And then, one day, her…

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Episode 7 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show

Episode 7 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show

Includes music from Lisa Thorne, Syd Meats and Andrew Pogson; Sketches from Neil Lockhart, Jane Goldsack and the like; Three Men in the Sahara with Katrina Henningham and Craig Heningham; poetry from Damian O’Vitch and Graeme Sandford and others too famous to mench! Best have a listen if you want to know more – G:)


Episode 6 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show

Episode 6 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show


Episode 6 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show features:


Syd Meats

Oli Tong

Craig Henningham

Katrina Henningham

Jane Goldsack

Dave Hubble

Paul ‘Haribo’ Bailey

Simon Richiardi

Graeme Sandford

and the SFX skills of Clare Camela Farmer


Toe in the Water radio Show – Episode 4 – The Fourth Be With You

Toe in the Water radio Show – Episode 4 – The Fourth Be With You

The 4th episode of our lovingly crafted radio show with a feast of music and sketches and laughter and sadness – have a listen , please. G:)


Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show Episode la Troisieme (Audio Version)

Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show Episode la Troisieme (Audio Version)


The third episode of the Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show with all of its musical loveliness and sketch silliness – please give it a listen. Thank You

Includes such leg-ends as Jane Goldsack, Jonathan H. Klein, Grant Sharkey, Angela Van Son, Katrina Henningham, Craig Henningham, Ziggy Woodward, Clare Selina Farmer, Liam White, Grae-Me Sandford and maybe others… I forgets… sorry, if I did. G:)


Grant Sharkey meets Toe-in-the-Water!

Grant Sharkey meets Toe-in-the-Water!

Trailer for the next Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show with Grant Sharkey adding a zing!


The ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show – Episode the One! 08-09-2013

The ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show – Episode the One! 08-09-2013


New ‘Old Style’ Radio Show with a little help from me, my friends, my musical friends and supporters – we managed the first show on time and to schedule (which are the same!) Have a listen and see what you may think. Contributions for future shows always gratefully received – send to or contact me as ‘Grae-Me Sandford’ on Facebook – Thanks!


The ‘Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show – Episode the Twain! 06-10-2013

The ‘Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show – Episode the Twain! 06-10-2013


The ‘Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show – Episode the One!’ 08-09-2013

The ‘Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show – Episode the One!’ 08-09-2013

have a listen! I have to go for a lay-down! G:)