Thursday, June 21, 2018

PREPARING FOR EPISODE 200 AND OTHER EXCITING BUSY-NESS...

COMING UP SOON OVER THE SUMMER...


Hello beasties!

This week we look ahead to some of the exciting busyness that we are getting excited about between now and the end of August...

First up though - some of our recent podcast episodes...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 173: THE JUBILANT RETURN OF WIFEY JO!!

Here we are for episode 173 - which sees the welcome return of Wifey Jo! We discuss what she's been up to and compare notes on the recent Royal Wedding, forthcoming holidays and new music. We also have listeners questions this time around - from Jay The Hauntcub and also from Andrew and Lisa of the Round The Archives podcast. We hear from all of the regulars throughout the episode and there is also yeti prose and a few short clips from 1993 episodes of SUTTON PARK. Our next episode, number 174 sees the return of Mr Nick Goodman for a discussion of the big hits of 1987! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. Many thanks to all who were involved in the making of this episode. All content is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 173 was recorded between the 4th and the 10th June 2018. This episode also includes brief clips from episode 200 of SUTTON PARK from autumn 1993.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

173: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-173-the-jubilant-return-of-wifey-jo

Next up we've been talking about music from 31 years ago; which only feels like yesterday...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 174: 1987 IS FULL OF SONGS...

Here we are for episode 174 - Paul and Nick discuss the music of 1987 and compare what was big in the UK with what was big at the same time in the US! All that and there is chat with the regulars, a poem or two and clips from SUTTON PARK from 1993. Our next episode, number 175 sees Mr Yeti embarking on the first of two live shows that he is doing in June... Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. Many thanks to Nick Goodman for chatting with me again and also for digitising the SUTTON PARK clip, which came from episode 200. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 174 was recorded between the 21st and the 27th April 2018.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

174: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-174-1987-is-full-of-music

Next up - the first of our two LIVE shows during June...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 175: LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW - JUNE 2018

Here we are for episode 175 - it's the first of two live shows this month... There are also some poems from Paul's book SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary! Cromitty and Yeti Uncle John make an appearance - there is chatter about the forthcoming June Live Pride48 Streaming Event and also some familiar faces in the chat-room; thanks to all of you who were there! This version of the show includes extra material - more random questions with Andy and Nick (thank you!!), not to mention a little something from the SUTTON PARK archives... Our next episode, number 176 sees us catching up with two guests who we've heard from before - returning to discuss some new subject! Who? Ah, it's a secret - for now! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. Archive clips - Nick Goodman. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 175 was recorded live on Sunday 17th June 2018 between 9-10.30pm (GMT), extra material was recorded on the 21st April 2018. There is also a brief clip from SUTTON PARK from the mid-90s.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

175: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-175-live-pride48-show-june-2018

There will be more new episodes coming soon - for more information see the rest of this post...




As hinted at the top of this post we've been busy already this month - episode 171 saw us talking with my friend Beverley and as of Friday 8th June we have recorded with her for a second time and hopefully you'll get to hear that soon; in fact it should be out tomorrow as episode 176... (We'll give you links next post - but do subscribe on iTunes or any other podcast place!) Our chat with Wifey Jo, recorded on Monday 4th June was just released as episode 173. In addition to all this I was up very early on Saturday 9th June to record with Toppie Smellie of The Smellcast (who stayed up very late to be there!) We were mainly recording for episode 200 - but some of our chat also appears in the aforementioned episode 176. Episode 200, on the other hand, probably won't be released until September - but it's good to get a lot of this special edition in the can and also to have Toppie and Aunt Tappie playing a very important part of this. All I will say for the moment is that episode 200 is all about the Murder Mystery Weekend which we've been muttering about in the background for many a month now.

But what else do we have in store!?!

EXCITING THINGS COMING UP IN YETI-LAND...

JUNE

We have two live shows this month - although one of them you've already missed live as it was broadcast on Sunday 17th June 2018. We concluded celebrating the 10th anniversary of my SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION which was released slightly over 10 years ago now. There were some familiar names in the chat-room and some actual poems shared. Check out the podcast version of this episode (#175) it has just been released and includes extra content - which this time is some more random questions with Nick G and Andy C, recorded back in April when we recorded the main episode with these two. (see more information above).

Coming up very soon indeed now, on Saturday 23rd June 2018 you can hear Nick and I talking about all manner of things during the Pride48 Summer Live Streaming Event - this is the second year that we've taken part and it should be a fun weekend to listen in to... Most shows will release their live episodes as regular podcasts, but it is always more fun if you can get yourself into the chat-room and take part too!

Don't forget that you can check out the schedule for the Pride 48 event at the following link:

http://pride48.com/LiveStreaming/LiveStreamingSchedule

Do join us if you're free!!

JULY

In July I have plenty of new episodes to release - our live show this month should be Sunday 15th July and towards the end of the month we'll be heading to Scotland for a few days...

AUGUST

Our live show should be Sunday 19th August and at the end of the month we're off to Vienna...

SEPTEMBER

Our live show this month should be on Sunday 16th September; hopefully episode 200 will be released this month...

Next time I will have more news about podcasts and maybe also about a new book release from my (mostly) good self...

That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

We're already into June - and THE SHY LIFE PODCAST is just beginning its 3rd year... We're just back from France and are staying put now for at least a couple of months - but meanwhile here are some of the shows that we'll be releasing over the next few weeks...

176. Two Very Important Podcasters!!

Two episodes in one month - yes, Beverley is back to have a chatter with Paul - once again in the Park! We also have a little chat with Toppie Smellie about coffee, the summer and the time they went on a picnic somewhen during their fictional childhood.

177. Pride48 Live-Streaming Event - Summer 2018

These two will be released around the same time - there may be one other show in-between; we'll see.

178. Something To Chew Over!

Paul catches up with Leigh from the show Chewing The Cud - but there is interference on the line... Could it be that certain enemy alien forces are responsible!?!

179. Call Me By Pie Name

Paul recalls when Charlie Grrr almost married a pie that he had become besotted with - but sometimes love does not win out...

180. Copenhagen Episode

Find out what Mr Yeti got up to whilst in Copenhagen back in early May.

181. Ikk's Exciting New Dating Agency

Ikk has decided to start a dating agency - but wants to pilot some ideal questions with the regulars; also seeking advice for listeners about their own dating advice.

182. Yeti Uncle John's Leaving Party

Yeti Uncle John prepares for his new job in outer space - but some of the regulars are concerned by what lies in store for their old friend...

183. Digging Into Unheard Of Places

Paul digs through the archives to find a few interesting conversations that never made it onto shows.

184. Return Of The Brompton Time Machine

This one has also brewing for quite some time - in fact I started work on it when we lasted visited Brompton Cemetery in early January 2017 and then recorded scenes with a number of guests throughout 2017; finally I'm ready to release it!

185. A Call-Back From A Far-Off Place

Flashback Episode. Paul falls for a trick which leads him to a far off place and meets an old nemesis... or two!

186. Marseille Episode

Find out what Mr Yeti got up to whilst in Marseille in late May.

187. The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.

188. ...And Suddenly It Was 1988!

In which Paul and Nick discuss the music of 1988 in both the UK and US.

### Additionally:

### Re-connecting With The Past

Paul catches up with Cromitty and Martin and is excited to learn that Cuthbert has a few added advances that makes it possible to re-connect with the past via old episodes of SUTTON PARK... Ikk is slightly doubtful about it all - but he and Paul soon get to experience the process first-hand.

### Bettina and the robot butler

This episode sees Paul visiting Bettina only to find out that the house has recently become robotically automated; also Wifey Jo play a card game with Cuthbert.

### The Great Bingo Scam

Someone is rigging the bingo so that they win - is it one of the regulars or someone more sinister?

### More About The Alien Book

We learn a little more about The Alien Book which made Ikk so unwell at the start of the year - but, of course - things are never simple.

### The Halloween Episode 2018

Paul and the gang find that celebrating Halloween is harder than usual in 2018.

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

MARSEILLE!! MARSEILLE!! MARSEILLE!!

MORE TRAVELS WITH SHY YETI...


Hello beasties!

This week I'll be telling you a bit about my recent trip to Marseille between Sunday 20th and Friday 25th May 2018. I have photos for you - although I want to keep some of them aside for when I release the episode that I recorded out there. There was quite a lot of over-dubbing for this one - as there was with the Denmark episode, but whilst the over-dubbing for that episode was done in the UK - I was able to record all the extra stuff one afternoon in Marseille itself. You probably don't need to know any of this...

First up I want to tell you about our more recent couple of episodes - oh, and we have a new logo for the show to celebrate our 2nd anniversary! I found an app on my phone whilst I was away that pretty much did all the hard work for me. I hope you like it!!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 170: AN INCREDIBLE PIE CRUST ANNIVERSARY!!

Here we are for episode 170 - and we've gone all poetic on you again... We're celebrating 10 years since I published my book, SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION and a selection of the lesser-read pieces are presented for your entertainment. Yeti Uncle John also helps out and we have messages from Bettina, Dameus, Ikk and Charlie Grrr. Cromitty and Martin also have a somewhat bizarre clip from a Winter 1993 episode of SUTTON PARK! Thanks to all those who feature. Our next episode, number 171 will be a compilation of Mr Yeti's last three visits to Radio Wey in 2018! It's going to be fun! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. Many thanks to Nick Goodman for digitizing the S.P. clips. All content is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 170 was recorded between the 23rd and 31st January 2018, with one small addition recorded on the 28th May 2018.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

170: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-170-an-incredible-pie-crust-anniversary

Poems from SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION especially performed during this show include: ABOVE THE CLOUDS, A LIFE TOGETHER, ALL GIVE - NO TAKE, BABIES LIKE MY FACE, BALLAD OF A GO-GO BEAR, BALLAD OF CAUSEY HILL, BELLY-BUTTON FLUFF TEA, BREAKING UP IS HARDER..., DIAGONAL CAT, FLOOZY, HUEY'S ON THE TOWN AGAIN, MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL and LITTLE PIG. Further poems were recorded during this session - some will appear during the June Pride48 LIVE show and others will be archived for future use.

Next up - our next episode saw a very special guest arrive - one that I've hoped to include since episode 1...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 171: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO BEVERLEY!

In a change to our scheduled episode we have a true SHY LIFE PODCAST exclusive in which we meet Paul work-mate - Beverley - who we have wanted to interview since episode 1! We discuss work, issues in soaps and studying for degrees in the evening whilst juggling a busy family! We had great fun - she will definitely be back soon; we hope you enjoy our conversation! There are also a couple of poems - a clip from the archives - comments from the regulars and we also hear from Calum who has just been to a garden party with The Queen.(We're not making it up, for once... Well...) Our next episode, number 172 returns us to our originally scheduled episode where we head to Radio Wey for a very poetic turn of events. Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. Thanks to Beverley, Calum, Nick G for digitising and also to Ceri who appears in the S.P. clip. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018. Episode 171 was recorded on 1st June 2018, with one slight re-recording on 2nd June 2018; the brief Sutton Park clip comes from late 1993.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

171: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-171-let-me-introduce-you-to-beverley

Next up - our next episode was the one that we had originally planned to release as episode 171 - it's that episode about returning to Radio Wey - a compilation of our trio of appearances in 2018, so far!!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 172: INVADING THE AIRWAVES AGAIN... AND AGAIN... AND AGAIN!!

Here we are for episode 172 - in which Mr Yeti heads back to Radio Wey - not once but THREE TIMES!! Paul catches up with Tim and Nathan for poetry, stories and chat and we even meet Nathan's mum and hear from her. Yeti Uncle John is a guest in the studio and we also hear from some of the other regulars. This is a compilation of our last three visits to The Virtual Pub in February, March and May 2018. Thanks to Nathan and Patricia for allowing us to use clips of their work and for Tim for inviting us back and for being a fine host! Our next episode, number 173 sees Paul answering listeners questions and catching up with Wifey Jo! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018, except for the work performed by the other writers on the show. Episode 172 was recorded between 10th February and the 19th May 2018.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

172: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-172-invading-the-airwaves-again-and-again-and-again

There are plenty more episodes coming up in June - including two live shows, but more about that nearer the time...


So... What did I get up to whilst I was away? Here's all you need to know! (Need!?! Really!?!)

When did we go? Sunday 20th-Friday 25th May 2018

Where did we go? Marseille, France

Who went? Paul (aka Shy Yeti) and Calum!

Sunday 20th May... Today was a lot of travelling - from London on the Eurostar via Paris down to Marseille... It was hot and busy and... I did come up with some new Garageband music which was good, but anyway... It was good to get there and not have to fly! We checked into our Mercure Hotel near the Old Port and went for dinner around the corner. A long day, but it was good to be there!

Monday 21st May... Today was a bank holiday in France and we took the road train up the Notre Dame on the hill - pursued by a load of bikers! (It was a bank holiday thing, don't ask!)  We also ate ice cream and went for a curry in the evening; you can't really grumble about that!

Tuesday 22nd May... Today we went to Arles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arles) - a town a little less than an hour away from Marseille where Vincent Van Gogh painted and also lost his ear... It was a nice place to spend a few hours and we were almost heading back to the station before I realised it. We certainly didn't overstay our welcome and I enjoyed taking photos and chilling out in the old Roman arena whilst Calum explored the heights. Once home we went out for dinner at a restaurant not far from the port where I had fish again. We didn't find the service very good at any of the restaurants that we visited early in the week - at least it was very hard to get a dessert menu or a bill out of them and we nearly didn't get our main meal at all on the Tuesday!

Wednesday 23rd May... Today we took a boat-trip to Chateau D'if (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_d%27If) - an island and off Marseille that had once been a prison colony and then also headed on to another island not far away, Frioul Island... I enjoyed the first island best as there were more interesting things to explore and a good view from the top of the chateau - Frioul was nice enough but more touristy, hilly and dusty.  Lovely to be out on the water! We had burgers that evening and a drink or two!

Thursday 24th May... Today headed out on the water again - this time along the coast for a couple of hours - cruising into a couple of interesting bays and enjoying the views. Once back Calum took a bit more of a wander and I went back to the hotel to record links for the episode that I had been recording; in the evening we had drinks and crepes!

Friday 25th May... Today was all about travelling home - and again, it was hot and crowded and the trains were a bit slow... (There had been strikes the day before and there would be again on the Saturday too!) The journey between Gare de Lyon and Gare du Nord was needlessly complicated by poor signage and broken ticket machines - but we made our Eurostar fine and was home with Deeley by 5.30pm. Time for tea! Hoorah! :)

Next time I'll be sharing with you some more podcast episodes and... well, I'm sure there will be something more too - but I'm not certain exactly what, as yet! I'm not due to go away again until the end of July - so that is definitely the last holiday you'll have out of me for a month or two - although as I said at the start I have saved photos for use when the actual overseas episodes are released.
Anyway, that's all for now...
Take care - more soon,
Yeti hugs,
Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

We're already into June - and THE SHY LIFE PODCAST is just beginning its 3rd year... We're just back from France and are staying put now for at least a couple of months - but meanwhile here are some of the shows that we'll be releasing over the next few weeks...
173. The Return Of Wifey Jo!!

Paul catches up with Wifey Jo - but there are also quite a lot of questions from listeners, Jay The Hauntcub of LOTSL-fame and also from Andrew and Lisa from Round The Archives.

174. 1987 Is Full Of Songs

Paul and Nick discuss the music of 1987 and compare what was big in the UK with what was big in the US!

175. Live Pride48 Show - June 2018

Our Live show for June 2018 - well, one of them at least!

176. Queen Beverley The Second!!

Two episodes in one month - yes, Beverley is back to have a chatter with Paul - once again in the Park!

177. Pride48 Live-Streaming Event - Summer 2018

These two will be released around the same time - there may be one other show in-between; we'll see.

178. Call Me By Pie Name

Paul recalls when Charlie Grrr almost married a pie that he had become besotted with - but sometimes love does not win out...

179. Yeti Uncle John's Leaving Party

Yeti Uncle John prepares for his new job in outer space - but some of the regulars are concerned by what lies in store for their old friend...

180. Copenhagen Episode

Find out what Mr Yeti got up to whilst in Copenhagen back in early May.

181. Digging Into Unheard Of Places

Paul digs through the archives to find a few interesting conversations that never made it onto shows.

182. Return Of The Brompton Time Machine

This one has also brewing for quite some time - in fact I started work on it when we lasted visited Brompton Cemetery in early January 2017 and then recorded scenes with a number of guests throughout 2017; finally I'm ready to release it!

183. A Call-Back From A Far-Off Place

Flashback Episode. Paul falls for a trick which leads him to a far off place and meets an old nemesis... or two!

184. Marseille Episode

Find out what Mr Yeti got up to whilst in Marseille in late May.

185. The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.

### Additionally:

### Re-connecting With The Past

Paul catches up with Cromitty and Martin and is excited to learn that Cuthbert has a few added advances that makes it possible to re-connect with the past via old episodes of SUTTON PARK... Ikk is slightly doubtful about it all - but he and Paul soon get to experience the process first-hand.

### Bettina and the robot butler

This episode sees Paul visiting Bettina only to find out that the house has recently become robotically automated; also Wifey Jo play a card game with Cuthbert.

### The Great Bingo Scam

Someone is rigging the bingo so that they win - is it one of the regulars or someone more sinister?

### More About The Alien Book

We learn a little more about The Alien Book which made Ikk so unwell at the start of the year - but, of course - things are never simple.

### The Halloween Episode 2018

Paul and the gang find that celebrating Halloween is harder than usual in 2018.

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

SHY YETI'S LITTLE TRIP TO DENMARK...

SHY YETI GOES TO COPENHAGEN...

Hello beasties!

This week I'll be sharing with you some snippets and photos from my recent trip to Copenhagen; however I won't be using all my pictures this time as I'll save a few for when that particular episode of the show is released... Talking about the podcast we reached a mini milestone on the 14th May 2018 which was two years since I began recording the pilot episode. This episode was released a few days later on Soundcloud and was available on iTunes, along with episode 1 by the end of the month. We did give a little shoutout about this during our Pride48 Live Show for May 2018...

Speaking of which...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 168: LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW - MAY 2018


Here we are for episode 168 - our LIVE Pride48 Show for May 2018! After a slight hiccup at the start we catch up with Toppie Smellie and Trowby and Lisa in the chat-room, hear about Mr Yeti's recent trip and speak briefly with both Cromitty and Yeti Uncle John. All this and we have extra material - some SUTTON PARK clips and further random questions with Nick G and Andy C. (We'll have more next month too!) Our next episode, number 169 finds Paul and Bettina chatting - and we also get closer to the truth behind what made Ikk unwell earlier in the year! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. Many thanks to Nick G and Andy C for recording the extra material with me - also to Nick for digitizing the S.P. clips. Additional applause - to Adam Burns for saving the day and to The Chat-room Regulars for just showing up and being there LIVE!! All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 168 was recorded live on Sunday 13th May 2018, with extra material recorded on 21st April 2018 and SUTTON PARK ep 100 clips from Summer 1993.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

168: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-168-pride48-live-show-may-2018

Next up - the second of our two episodes for this post...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 169: THE THING FROM ANOTHER... WHIRLED!!

Here we are for episode 169 - in which Paul and Bettina catch-up; Bettina also has questions for him from Jay The Hauntcub. Meanwhile Yeti Uncle John uncovers something weird in the Library Podcasting Studios and Martin has an unfortunate accident whilst presenting old SUTTON PARK clips. There are also poems and many various goings on from the regulars. Our next episode, number 170 sees Paul celebrating the 10th anniversary of his book SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION by reading some of his favourite pieces from it. Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. Many thanks to Nick G for digitising the SUTTON PARK clips - and to all who feature in them! This time they come from Winter 1994 and... erm... somewhen later the same decade; apologies - Martin's notes got drenched in coffee. Clumsy!! All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 169 was recorded on the 2nd May 2018, with an additional final scene recorded between the 16th and 17th May 2018.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

169: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-169-the-thing-from-another-whirled

Here are some photos from my recent trip to Copenhagen. I won't be doing a full diary as the podcast covers that and I'm expecting that episode to be released in the next couple of months...





















We travelled to Copenhagen on Monday 7th May 2018 - the journey went pretty well and once there we popped out for some wine and a bit of a picnic to have back at the hotel as we didn't really want to go too far... The hotel was close to the main railway station and the room was very comfortable - and surprisingly I managed to sleep pretty well the whole time we were away; I usually don't. On Tuesday 8th May we headed out - visiting a number of parks, including Rosenborg Castle Gardens (and the castle itself!) We also had a delicious meatloaf and potato salad open sandwich and did a little shopping - not to mention quite a bit of podcast recording. Dinner was from the supermarket again; no complaints there. On Wednesday 9th May we took a boat trip around the harbour and enjoyed a good lunch of bagels in a posh department store  before visiting a couple of museums in the afternoon; recording all the way... Thursday 10th May turned out to be a public holiday - we had considered going to Sweden over the big bridge - but instead we took the train to Roskilde and visited their local museum, contemporary art gallery, cathedral and rather unmanned tourist information centre! We also ate chocolate brioche - not to mention the Wagamamas that we had once we got back to Copenhagen! Friday 11th May we were heading home, although we would have had time for a random museum visit, but chose to just sit in the courtyard at the hotel and read - oh, plus a sneaky Wagamamas... (This was our third of the week. 1 at the airport and 1 the day before!) After this we headed to the airport and all very quickly were back home with our purring beauty, Mr Deeley. My only real regret was that I didn't make it into the Tivoli Gardens - it was a bit busy for Toby and every time we passed it I was hot and tired and couldn't be bothered. My bad. I didn't really want to go on any rides - my only reason for visiting was "podcast reasons"; so never-mind.

Next time we'll have been away again - this time in Marseille and I'll be discussing that, along with what ever other episodes of the podcast that I've managed to edit...

But that's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx


PS On Saturday 19th May (tonight!) I returned to RADIO WEY with Tim, Nathan and Nathan's mum, Patricia - I recorded events and hopefully they will be part of an episode coming soon! I read the following 100-word stories and one poem and Yeti Uncle John also made an appearance:

GRANDPA'S WIG (100 word story)
A ROARING SUCCESS (100 word story)
I NEVER SAY NO TO PIE (poem)

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

May is flying by - and THE SHY LIFE PODCAST just celebrated its 2nd birthday... We're just back from Denmark and are heading off to France any minute now - but meanwhile here are some of the shows that we'll be releasing over the next few weeks...

170. A Poetry Anniversary

Last week I also recorded most of an episode that mentions the 2nd anniversary - but also celebrates 10 years of SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION (2008).

171. Yeti Uncle John's Leaving Party

Yeti Uncle John prepares for his new job in outer space - but some of the regulars are concerned by what lies in store for their old friend...

172. Radios and Reminiscences

Whilst Paul heads back onto local radio - Cromitty has picked out some more SUTTON PARK clips.

173. 1987 Is Full Of Songs

Paul and Nick discuss the music of 1987 and compare what was big in the UK with what was big in the US!

174. Call Me By Pie Name

Paul recalls when Charlie Grrr almost married a pie that he had become besotted with - but sometimes love does not win out...

175 + 176. Pride48 Live Show - June 2018 + Live Streaming Event - June 2018

These two will be released around the same time - there may be one other show in-between; we'll see.

177. Copenhagen Episode

Find out what Mr Yeti got up to whilst in Copenhagen in early May.

178. Digging Into Unheard Of Places

Paul digs through the archives to find a few interesting conversations that never made it onto shows.

179. Return Of The Brompton Time Machine

This one has also brewing for quite some time - in fact I started work on it when we lasted visited Brompton Cemetery in early January 2017 and then recorded scenes with a number of guests throughout 2017; finally I'm ready to release it!

180. A Call-Back From A Far-Off Place

Flashback Episode. Paul falls for a trick which leads him to a far off place and meets an old nemesis... or two!

181. The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.

182. Marseille Episode

Find out what Mr Yeti got up to whilst in Marseille in late May.

Additionally:

### Re-connecting With The Past

Paul catches up with Cromitty and Martin and is excited to learn that Cuthbert has a few added advances that makes it possible to re-connect with the past via old episodes of SUTTON PARK... Ikk is slightly doubtful about it all - but he and Paul soon get to experience the process first-hand.

### Bettina and the robot butler

This episode sees Paul visiting Bettina only to find out that the house has recently become robotically automated; also Wifey Jo play a card game with Cuthbert.

### The Great Bingo Scam

Someone is rigging the bingo so that they win - is it one of the regulars or someone more sinister?

### More About The Alien Book

We learn a little more about The Alien Book which made Ikk so unwell at the start of the year - but, of course - things are never simple.

### The Halloween Episode 2018

Paul and the gang find that celebrating Halloween is harder than usual in 2018.

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