We might be worried about Jim.
Mrs Dale's Diary was the first significant BBC radio serial drama. It was first broadcast on 5 January 1948 on the BBC Light Programme, which became Radio 2 in 1967; it ran until 25 April 1969. A new episode was broadcast each weekday afternoon, with a repeat the following morning. Mrs Dale was the wife of Doctor Jim Dale.
At the little model railway club that fbb attends each fortnight, Jim has been building a small arc of standing stones, a sort of (very) miniature Stonehenge. To provide a focus, Jim decided to buy a model of a typical hippie Ford Transit plus occupants and their camp fire.
But when he opened the box he discovered, to his horror (or so he claims), that the lady and gentleman seated on a mat by their camp fire were, how shall we say, "déshabillé". They could be posed enjoying the freedom for which the sixties were famed!
As a Biblical Christian, fbb would not condone sexual activity outside of a traditional life-long marriage, nor is such "activity" suitable for a public model. Whether blog readers find the story tittilating, amusing or repulsive is a matter of personal choice but its content is true. The authors had discovered that, not only was Jim's hippie starkers scene on sale, but many more sets of miniature figures in compromising poses can be purchased.
But back to Jim; and a genuine worrying situation. He decided to develop his little hippie scene by putting an LED in the camp fire, so it would glow realistically as the campers prepared their ratatouille and coucous.
But it didn't work, despite using a meter to test it.
We were all worried about Jim, and Jim was worried about his camp fire.
Then someone had a bright idea. What does this button do, this little back button on the extension cable housing, there, below the white plug?
But Jim sure does take his modelling seriously.
fbb is worried about Jim!
Tomorrow we return to last Thursday in Paris and a trip to Versailles.