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2 Aug 2010

Toy boy

The Schaf was on the radio over the weekend, and in the wee hours of this morning he featured on Janice Long's Show. As it happens the good lady herself is on holiday, so Lynn Parsons (me neither) was sitting in for her.

Still, let's not this detract from His Loveliness appearing on th'wireless. First Tomasz talked of foodstuffs in music, Pink Elephants In Lemonade-- apparently a Madonna song-- Dear Jessie in fact {i}. Then The Schaf had an adorable fit of giggles, singing Oranges And Lemons (Bells of St Clements).

Then Lynn asked Tomasz how he feels inside [...], in terms of age. He claims he's still a teenage boy in spirit, because he loves his toys. Tomasz talking about "toys" on late-night radio perked my ears up-- but he didn't divulge what sort of gadgets he had in mind.

He also feels 21, because he parties a lot and has lots of energy; not kidding with the latter, given he rode 300+ miles in four days! I like to think Tomasz has a lot of stamina. Lynn instructed that "the 21-year-old" should read the weather; Tomasz countered that he had no choice, given he has bills to pay. Well whatever keeps you in luxuries such as bread and shoes.

Tomasz says there's a "big hmmm" in the weather this week. Always a "big hmmm" when Tomasz presents! I-player link, fast-foward to 00:45:31 in the next six days.

In other news, no Tomasz on John Barrowan's show on Saturday gone. We wait with baited breath!

{i} Tomasz, a Madonna fan... who'd have thought.


  1. Damn, you owe me for the last 10 mins of my life.
    What a truly beautiful picture of our Deity...

    I could sit here for hours staring at it and wondering what he was thinking (Tomasz in a Mona Lisa Moment)

    PS loving the stubble Tomasz!!!!!!!!

  2. Tomasz did a wonderful job presenting world weather for BBC World News from Sunday evening to early Monday morning here in Eastern Canada :-)

  3. Ah yes, I see he was scheduled to the BBC World News: I'm pleased you get to see him in Canada, I nice to think Tomasz goes global. I had wondered why I've got so many Canadians followers, now I know why.

    And of naturally Tomasz always does a wonderful job [collective admiring sigh]

    Many thanks for reading the blog, I hope The Schaf continues to entertain and inform you over in Novia Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Quebec and Ontario... indeed the rest of Canada!

  4. @Dazza

    That particular time-vortex is not lost on me either. I've just seen his latest Twitter profile pic, heart-stopping.

    The stubble, the jawline, coy smile, cute nose and stunning eyes and hair you could just ruffle.

  5. Tomasz was on again presenting the world weather for BBC World News last night.

    Judging by the time he started, he must have worked an early morning shift on the morning shift, i.e. he started broadcasting at about 12:30 am early Sunday morning here in Eastern Canada :-)

    Since the world weather forecast is normally briefs, i.e. only takes about 1:00 minute or so here, the Schaf always says towards the end of his forecast and I quote: "... more details online, of course {pause} where the weather is always on".

    After these words, his Loveliness always ends it with the famous cheeky smile on his face. Ah... that's a beauty.

    We love you Tomasz...:-)

  6. Hi Anonymous,

    I'm very pleased to hear you're getting a regular dose of Tomasz. It wouldn't be right if just the British Islands were privvy to him.

    How many hours are you behind British Summer Time in your part of Canada? Are you on Atlantic Standard Time or Newfoundland Standard Time?

    It's a shame you only get a minute to see him-- but then half a loaf is better than no bread at all. It's all worth it for that heart-warming smile, isn't it [siiiigh]

    We certainly do love Tomasz, he has no shortage of admirers-- rightly so! He's beautiful inside and out.

  7. Hi Roger,

    It's Eastern Canada here (London time minus 5).

    The weather forecast normally starts at about 24 minutes past the hour, i.e. at 12:24, 1:24, 2:24, etc. and it's an integral part of the hourly BBC World News. This is the 1 minute world weather forecast.

    On normal business days, however, following BBC World News, there is a segment called World Business Report that runs for about 15 minutes or so and follows by another 15 minutes report of World Sport.

    In other words, World Business Report starts from 12:30 to 12:45 and World Sport normally follows from 12:45 to the top of the hour, etc.

    In between these 2 programs, at about 39 minutes past the hour or so, there is a comprehensive 3 minutes world weather where the presenter normally explains the weather forecast for selected major cities throughout the world from Australia, Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North and South America.

    In conclusion, we normally have a total of 4 minutes + of seeing Tomasz if he is presenting for BBC World. And I am proud to say to you that his Loveliness has a thorough knowledge of the world cities and their associated weather conditions :-)

  8. Hi again, many thanks for the comments :-)

    The UK is currently on BST, which runs from the last Sunday on March, to the last Sunday of October-- that is GMT+1: I'd imagine you may have something similar in your part of the world to still keep you five hours behind?

    Many thanks for the info on BBC World News, I've not watched. BBC World News sounds much the same as the BBC News Channel, which typically has forecasts at xx:28 and xx:58-- length and timing of which depending on what news is breaking.

    We do have world weather here, although that airs on BBC1 at around 1am-2am-- it's called Weatherview-- lasts no more than five minutes. Same scope as you describe above.

    His Loveliness is certainly a very intelligent man! However the BBC national operation only uses weather presenters who are fully-qualified meteorologists, who know their stuff... that is they were meteorologist first, then became presenters.

    In the BBC regions (and other channels), it's usually the case of regular presenters who just have had basic training. On BBC East Midlands today, one weather presenter is former Eastenders actor, the other a sometime DJ for BBC Radio Derby!

    However there are exceptions: Paul Hudson on BBC Look North Hull/Leeds and David Braine on BBC Spotlight Channel Islands were meteorologists, before presenting the weather. Same with ITV Calendar's John Mitchell.