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Friday 31 August 2012, 09:07

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Good morning from the chilly estate. The price for leaving a skylight open is 1) a very cold kitchen and 2) spider webs where spider webs shouldn't be. I knew I should have been more ruthless in throwing out my squatting arachnid friends but it is too late now. An early morning flourish with a duster and all will be well.
Interesting conversation with an American friend last night, most impressed with the coverage and tickets sold at the Paralympics here. Then this morning reports of the almost media-black out in the States about the games; NBC are not showing highlights till September 16th! The host broadcaster will always provide more coverage than foreign ones of course but our American friend felt it reflected wonderfully on the UK that we get excited by the Paralympics. It's only a sample of one but thought you'd like to hear it.
2 show day today with the good doctor back in place after his ridiculously long holiday. Ray Winstone (in case you miss/missed him on Chris's show) with his Sweeney co-star Ben Drew who is Plan B the rapper. They are the Regan/Carter double act in the movie of The Sweeney. Except it isn't. It is nothing like the loveable cheeky-chappy cop show and really a violent London cops and robbers film, fronted by a Carter and a Regan.
Then it's a swift Central line to R2 for some ARF duties and the crowning of a new ARF Queen/King. Over to you.
Have a startling and affirming Friday, see you after 5.


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    Comment number 1.

    As promised (and remembered - just hope it works), here is Hoffs' ARFO, posted yesterday.

    73.At 15:22 30th Aug 2012, Hoffs wrote:
    Good afternoon lovely bloggerfolk!

    I have pooped by to ask the most massive of massive favours of anyone who might possibly be able to help me please?!

    I know that I havent been the most regular of bloggers this summer - I hope to be back next week, with sensible suggestions and not too much waffle but in the meantime:

    I am about to leave for Granny Hoffs' house where internet access is intermittent/indecisive so I won't be able to access the blog. If I ask really really nicely, please could someone cut and paste my ARFO suggestion for tomorrow?!

    Three generations of the Hoffs family are leaving tomorrow before the sparrows have woken up to make the trek to London to spend the day at the Paralympics. Granny and Grandma Hoffs n' In-Law are accompanying us on our grand day out to watch swimming and some of the cycling before heading home. The excitement (and phone calls between households) has increased as the week has progressed.

    It would be a complete miracle if our suggestion was to be chosen but it would make our day. Having discussed this at length, we would like:

    GIMME SOME LOVIN - SPENCER DAVIS GROUP (or the Blues Brothers version, we aren't too fussy)

    We will be in the hottest of venues (in both senses of the word) and we will be so glad that we have made it!

    Looking forward to the show as we wend our way this evening and wishing happy and sunny weekends to you all (especially Stressed Erica)

    See you soon xx

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    Comment number 2.

    In case that didn't work, Hoffs' ARFO suggestion is

    GIMME SOME LOVIN - SPENCER DAVIS GROUP (or the Blues Brothers version, we aren't too fussy)

    Hope he enjoys his day at the Games, all very exciting again.

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    Comment number 3.

    Just thought, not being as regular as some, I don't know everyone particularly intimately and I've assumed that Hoffs is of the male variety, don't know why. Now I thinb about it I'm leaning more towards Hoffs being of the female persuasion so apologies if that is the case, for calling you a 'he'.

    Whatever, I hope you all have a wonderful day. :o)

    *Hope I've redeemed myself*

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Everyone -

    What a beautiful morning it is - with hints of Autumn!

    An ARFO?

    Have I ever requested THE BEAT by The Look? It's been said that it's a Top Tune!

    Shall I request it today?


    THE BEAT by The Look

    Have Fab Fridays everyone!

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning again everyone on this lovely sunny, slightly autumnal, Friday.


    LIVE IT UP ~ Mental as Anything

    PRETTY IN PINK ~ Psychedelic Furs

    Seeing as tonight will be a blue moon, how about this for an ARFO!

    WHOLE OF THE MOON ~ The Waterboys


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