Susie’s Wilde Walk at the Country Park

It’s a rather lovely edition. Suzie gets puffed at Buriton when she and the dogs tackle the slopes of the country park. There is sadness: the sale of their trusty campervan Lois prompts memories of happy jaunts but all are cheered by homemade flapjack and dog biscuits. Suzie shares some good advice … 

Suzie’s third book of her trilogy – Landfall is now fully subscribed. You can find out the what the story is and pre-order a copy from the publisher at https://unbound.com/books/landfall/ An audiobook of her first book, Sea Paths is also now available from Audible, Amazon and Apple.

A new Wilde Walk airs on Petersfield’s Shine Radio every Friday and is repeated through the week.

Or get the podcast on your favourite podcast app. Just search “Petersfield”.

Liss entrepreneur takes on the Dragons

Adrian Potter talks to Noni Needs about his visit to the Dragon’s Den.

Adrian is an entrepreneur living in Liss.

While he was inventing away, he revisited an idea he had when he was 16 to replace the straw. The Icebloc.

Next stop, The BBC’s Dragon’s Den. Find out how he got on.

Generation Green – Meat Production

This week Meg and Sacha talk about all things meat.

What are the arguments that link the meat industry and climate change and in what ways can we choose to make a difference, even if we opt not to go vegan?

Something we hear all the time is “I would go vegan if it weren’t for…” so to that we say do it then!

Go vegan except for bacon or except for yoghurt. Sacha and Meg argue that whatever is stopping you, don’t let it stop you from cutting down.


Talking Books – April 2021

 We are back in person at One Tree Books, ready for the bookshop to reopen to customers on 12 April. Our guest is Roger Morgan-Grenville. He was a soldier in the Royal Green Jackets for 9 years and led the first expedition to successfully retrace Shackleton’s  journey across the island of South Georgia. He was also a founder and first head fundraiser for the charity Help for Heroes.  But he typically describes himself as ‘a passionate, but talentless, cricketer’

Our current readsSuzie

Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt a Carnegie-nominated middle-grade novel for 9-12 year olds. Izzy’s dad comes out as Danielle, a trans woman. Makes it relatable, normal, funny, poignant

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love picture book about dressing up and the wonderful thing that is a grandmother’s unconditional love.

Reef by Romesh Gunesekera Tim Bouquet’s DIB; our book club (travel)

Crooked Heart – Lissa Evans, longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Our June guest 

Tim

Also reading the wonderful Lissa Evans – her new book V for Victory and its every bit as good as Crooked Heart which it loosely follows on from.

Meg Rossoff The Great Godden

Robert Seethaler The Field

Tim’s What’s Coming:

  • The Mirror and the Light Hilary Mantel 
  • Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell 
  • Anne Tyler’s Redhead By the Side of the Road 
  • Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce who wrote The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.  
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanac.  First produced in 1864 

Suzie: Bookseller’s British Book Awards Fiction shortlist – 

  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
  • The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Talking Books is broadcast on the third Monday evening of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio and than repeated at other times during the month

the P pod local personalities show – 13th April 2021

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey with Petersfield personalities and their stories.

The P pod this week goes back in time to Butser Ancient Farm to find out what’s new at this unique local attraction as it reopens.

Shine Radio’s Alan Cosh talks to Senior Consultant Nurse Jules Cavalier about the exciting new medical plans for the Petersfield Community Hospital.

Jon Walker brings the latest local news from the Petersphere, Suzie heads to Langley with both dogs on a cold, windy day and Joff takes a stroll through town on Monday lunchtime to talk to a few shop owners as they open their doors once more.

We end the show with Portsmouth-based contemporary folk band Wood, Wire and Words and their unusually-named song ‘There’s no food in my bowl’!

Butser Ancient Farm
Jules Cavalier with Alan Cosh
This week’s featured local band: Wood, Wire and Words

The Duke of Edinburgh’s secret visits to Petersfield

Claire Vennis reports on the Duke of Edinburgh’s sole official appearance in our town and his repeated private visits to Sheet.

The Reverend Canon Will Hughes explains how you can pray for the Duke and leave your condolences in St Peter’s Church.

Susie’s Wilde Walk at Langley

A short reflection at Langley, where her foster dog typically finds a morass to cavort in and then Suzie and the dogs gaze up at a soaring red kite. The bird. Then a late afternoon addition, where Suzie visits Iceland. In her imagination, of course.

Suzie’s third book of her trilogy – Landfall is now fully subscribed. You can find out the what the story is and pre-order a copy from the publisher at:

https://unbound.com/books/landfall/

A new Wilde Walk airs on Petersfield’s Shine Radio every Friday and is repeated through the week.

Or get the podcast on your favourite podcast app. Just search “Petersfield”.

Easter Eucharist service from St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church dressed in Easter flowers

Celebrate Easter with a beautiful Eucharist service from St Peter’s, led by the vicar, the Reverend Canon Will Hughes.

The organist and Director of Music is Mark Dancer.

Daffodils outside St Peter’s church on Easter Day 2021

This recording has been made possible by the kind donations of Shine Radio listeners who supported our Crowdfunder appeal which raised funds for equipment that lets us relay church services in stereo broadcast sound. Thank you.

Growing Together – April 2021

After recording remotely for the last few months, Claire and Ann-Marie are happy to be back together in Ann-Marie’s garden again.

April is a busy time in the garden and, accompanied by blackbird song, they share what seeds they’ve already sown and what they’re going to sow this month.  

Ann-Marie has new arches in her garden for cobaea and squash plants to grow up and Claire discusses what small tree could work well in her garden.

With advice for colour, companion planting, seeds swaps, planting to remember loved ones and a surprise recipe, this month’s Growing Together is bursting with excitement for the coming growing season.

Growing Together from Petersfield’s Shine Radio – Saturday mornings at 7:30 and Wednesday evenings at 8 – and always online at shineradio.uk or on your favourite podcast app.

Ann-Marie and Claire

Susie’s Wilde Walk with her foster dog

The Terrible Trio rest for a while at Chapel Common, where these Walks began in 2019. Suzie takes a seat in a hut made of branches and introduces their Canine Partner advanced training foster dog. There’s already sadness

Suzie’s third book of her trilogy – Landfall is now fully subscribed. Find out the what the story is and pre-order a copy at:

https://unbound.com/books/landfall/

A new Wilde Walk airs on Petersfield’s Shine Radio every Friday and is repeated through the week.

Or get the podcast on your favourite podcast app. Just search “Petersfield”.