Life in Laytonia 3

Life in Laytonia 3

On BBC Radio 5 Live, I have occasionally caught a Saturday morning programme called Fighting Talk. It’s a smart, jokey, sports-related quiz, involving a group of specialist pundits who are presented with questions, which I don’t understand.  They then reply with...
Life in Laytonia 3

Life in Laytonia 2

The morning DL (During Lockdown) routine in Laytonia, is no different to the PL (Pre-Lockdown) morning routine. 7am.  Earphone in one ear, I listen to the Today programme with Nick, Justin, Mishal, Martha, whoever’s on the Today shift. Since we are all in bed...
Life in Laytonia 3

Life in Laytonia

As we drift down the river Lockdown on the good ship Telegraph Online, the time has come for me to jump overboard. Pinching my nose, closing my eyes, I take a deep breath and make the leap into uncharted waters. I hear the skipper’s voice. ‘You’ve left your Layton on...
Layton on Lockdown – Week 7:

Layton on Lockdown – Week 7:

When will things get better for the over 70s? Monday 4th May This week’s got off to a cracking start – I’ve got an audition! ‘You can’t go’, I hear you say, ‘you’re in lockdown’. I don’t have to go anywhere.  These days, with...
Layton on Lockdown – Week 6:

Layton on Lockdown – Week 6:

The days are flying by, but my reading is as slow as ever Monday April 27th There’s a curious phenomenon about this lockdown. The time just seems to fly by.  No, it doesn’t seem to fly by – it does fly by. There just aren’t enough hours in the...