The Schaf was back from his sub-Arctic adventure, it appears his tongue hasn't thawed out-- or he's been taking diction lessons from James Naughtie (who called Jeremy Hunt something else today!). If you listen carefully, as I'm sure some bored Metro/Daily Wail scribe will have done, Tomasz almost dropped a verbal bomb-- but thankfully averted the giggles. Not as bad as referring to snowfall in terms of just centimetres though, when people 'on the street' talk in terms of inches; although I suppose being stuck in four inches of snow sounds less 'tragic' than 10cm.
A lovely frost-themed tie and hair waiting to be ruffled...
Sadly Media Monkey at the Guardian has been stirring, with this delightful posting. Anyone would think Media Monkey was jealous of Tomasz's popularity, or something. Does MM not realise that he may have been sent out on this special report, because the BBC think highly of him and people would interested in seeing him there (perhaps a trial for a future role with the BBC)?
Also Media Monkey forgets that sending weather reporters 'into the field' is not so uncommon. Liam Dutton reported from floods a couple of years ago, Simon King spent time in Afghanistan.
MM fails to mention that The Schaf was enthusiastic, engaging, proved his worth and his broadcast was well-received. To such an extent, Tomasz gave us a real treat today, obviously mindful that the icicle has struck a chord with many:
I'm sure you have your own phallic-themed comments to make. However two questions: Firstly what is an unexploded bomb doing stuck in Braemar (right background)? And what is that scarf lower down keeping warm. I'll get my thick-lined winter coat...
Oh thanks to Terratec for the video, much appreciated.
PS: Tomasz will be going to Poland for Christmas, so will be disappearing for a couple of weeks around that time. Still on-air a few times before then though!