If you have looked at this blog from the way back when, you will know of my penchant for the lovely Sean Plunket. He and Geoff Robinson are my morning chorus, the light that leads me into the day. You will know how I hated people being unkind to his sensitive personage, and how I promoted ‘his’ blog Sean does craft. The blog is not being updated but the last posting had me rolling in the aisles of my lounge (I remain unconvinced that the blogger is actually Sean himself but I’m sure he would have approved).
Today the sad news that Sean is leaving Radio New Zealand. I had to pull over and have a small moment of silence when I heard the news driving home from work. Story here. The Save Radio New Zealand Facebook page is full of wailing and moaning about this terrible news. I’ve even had to contribute my thoughts twice. He leaves in September for places as yet unnamed and while I wish him every happiness in future endeavors I will miss him. He and Geoff have been my regular mates of the morning. They take on the forces of politics and grill them until well done with the truth extracted. Oh yes he can be acerbic, he can keep be aggressive and I’ve heard that interview that got him stood down for a wee bit, but he makes me smile, his creative use of English is always entertaining and who am I to cast nasturtiums on that anyway. I like his sharp wit and wicked tongue.
Sean in these months leading to the time of our separation I will try to come to terms with this impending doom and hope that you go somewhere I can find you without having to listen to advertising. If you want to go and be with Marcus (Lush) that would be okay.