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Friday 9 November 2012, 10:14

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And Friday dawns cloudy and unpromising. Builders swarm, children depart and parents shamble. Feels like another duvet day again (this is becoming a trend). But it is impossible to have one when you have roofers, tilers and plasterers outside, aware of every movement. I actually dress up a little because they're here to be honest, and appear to be busy and serious. While providing top quality biscuits of course.

The other reason for busyness is work of course and the small matter of the movie show on 5Live and the mighty ARF for 2. Ben Affleck is our guest and Argo is his film. It's a fantastic film which is both a tense 70s adventure and Hollywood satire. If it wasn't a true story, it would be dismissed out of hand but its tale of 6 American Embassy workers in Tehran who escape when their building is occupied, prompting the CIA to try to rescue them under the guise of a mock sci-fi movie, is all fact. And that sentence was way too long, apologies.

Then to R2 central and let's kick off the ARF with a song (chooses year from ARF hat) 1978. No idea if that is any better than last week but over to you pop pickers.
Have a decisive and clear-thinking Friday. See you after 5.
Oh, I'm not here on Monday as I'm in Cornwall doing that other thing I do. But only briefly.


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    Comment number 121.

    Shona, if you're still up and about, I hope you also enjoyed seeing Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott.

    I forgot to mentionin my last message that after almost every song, a guy took Christy's guitar through the back and he was kept busy all night going backwards and forwards, presumably making sure each of his (several) guitars were tuned absolutely perfectly.

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    Comment number 122.

    Morning all

    Hope that that good weekends were had by all, bloggers and lurkers alike. Mine was a bit "meh", truth be known, but you can't have it all ways.

    Whatever shall we do today? We might have to have a proper conversation!


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    Comment number 123.

    Good Morning!

    More progress to report - he's almost back to normal - Thankyou God!

    It's raining again - bums.

    No menshchasing today - bums again.

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    Comment number 124.

    Morning all

    Great news Billie - so pleased :))

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    Comment number 125.

    Good morning one and all - it's a bit grey here at the moment, with rain forecast for later.

    Where will the blog take us today, I wonder?


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    Comment number 126.

    Monring all

    Just been catching up - Billie, so glad your mogpoppet is improving; it's horrible when they're ill.

    We went to see Skyfall yesterday - loved it!! Won't give anything away, but I thought Javier Bardem as the baddie was great.

    Work to do!

    Back later

    T x

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    Comment number 127.

    Good morning all,

    So pleased to hear that your cat seems to be recovering, Billie.

    #110 & #114 Sal and Gill, I love the vegetables at this time of year. My absolute favourites have always been brussel sprouts although I'm not a big fan of cabbage!
    I did a similar trick, Gill, with my ragu sauce when the children were small. Great way of disguising mushrooms, although my children ate all other vegetables.

    Watched the Andrew Marr 'History Of The World', last night. Is it me, or does he remind anyone else of 'Plug' from 'The Bash Street Kids' in The Beano?

    I am actually looking forward to listening to Liza this evening. I quite enjoy her Saturday evening show.

    Right better get on, places to go and people to see,

    mc x


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