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Thursday 27 September 2012, 09:43

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Waterloo I think. That's what the man said anyway. But it's very early and dark, so frankly who knows? And I'm yet to check the details as no coffee has yet been imbibed. I know it's a drug and that breeds dependency but it is used in moderation. A cardiologist once told me that watching coffee was good but that a few squares of dark chocolate and a drink of diet cola (silly phrase) would have the same effect on my heart. So watch all of it basically (nb she didn't say stop, she just said 'watch' which I do). After Paul Hollywoods visit, along with buns and bread, there are a few more things we will need to 'watch'.
I was a late convert to coffee anyway, only starting when I was deputising for Adrian John on the early show for Radio 1, so this is 86/87. Until then I didn't like any hot drinks but the studios had a coffee machine which made exceptionally strong brews and, needing something to whet the whistle, took what I needed. Within a few weeks I was hooked. I'm thinking of sending Adrain John any future medical bills that accrue as a result of his carelessly wanting time off.
More food today! The sourdough bread and Chelsea buns were enough to keep us going for a while but Nigel fills any gap that might have appeared with Hake, cider and clotted cream. My cardiologist might have something to say about that too.
Oldies please for the start of the RYDER CUP where the European golfers take on the Americans and we are suddenly good Europeans for a few days at least. It's all happening in Chicago which might take you down a few other alleys...
Have a well-controlled and organised Thursday. See you after 5.


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    Comment number 41.

    hi all





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    Comment number 42.

    Hoffs - agreed about last night, I am still lusting after sourdough.

    Yes, the manicure 3-worder was PSL. I am sure typing all day is really bad for nails.

    smee - rooibos is just weird and horrible.

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    Comment number 43.

    Hello team, how about Screamin' Jay Hawkins' You Putter Spell on Me ??

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    Comment number 44.

    #40 smee - yeah right! On the occasional days when I don't have my morning coffee, I get a terrible headache. I'm sure it's just a coincidence....

    I have it on very good authority from somebody who knows about these things that this is the only song that is actually about golf (apart from "Straight down the middle")



    Apparently it's using golf as a metaphor for life. I particularly like the line "Where have all my divots gone?"

    *splutters rooibos all over stilton sandwich*

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    Comment number 45.

    Good afternoon all, just back from hols and will update later meanwhile a couple of late toon choices


    and for the worry back in the clubhouse at the end of each round as the points are collated


    196h nERVOUS

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    Comment number 46.

    #45, Vildeen, welcome back from your hols! :o)

    #35 Ken, I'm pleased that you surprised yourself by enjoying Miss Saigon and I agree that 'Last Night of the World' is gorgeous and so is 'Sun and Moon' and several other songs are good.

    I first saw Miss Saigon in 1989 with Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman and Christopher Pryce as a creepy pimp and found Lea's voice, spine-tingling at times... their singing was beautiful. I think enjoyment of musicals is helped if you know several of the songs beforehand as well as an idea of the story.

    The night we went to see it at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, there was an earthquake in the Philippines area where several of the cast were from and after the show the main characters were outside the theatre collecting money, signing autographs and happy to have their pictures taken.

    Claire Moore played Ellen that night and I think Deebee and Zoe saw her at Salford... she would be 23 years older now and I can't believe it was so long ago!

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    Comment number 47.

    Golf - not for me personally so my suggestion is for the only hole I would enjoy....

    Paul Hardcastle - 19 :O) x

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    Comment number 48.

    #44 - Stilton John - I am worried that you might be developing an addiction to a certain type of stinky cheese...

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    Comment number 49.

    Racking brains for some different ones - this is what I came up (though I would still prefer to hear Bowie and T-Rex) - right, off for a strong cup of tea now!

    Down in the Hole - Alice in Chains
    Footprints in the Sand - Leona Lewis
    Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
    Bogey Music - Paul McCartney
    Fly Like and Eagle - Brian Adams

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    #46 That's right Flo - Clare Moore was involved in the 5 Live/Radio 2 Bond special - she did a really good version of 'Goldfinger' and sang backing vocals for Lance Ellington in 'Live and Let Die'.

    Was 'One Night in Bankok' in Miss Saigon?

    I may be a bit fussy about coffee, but for tea I only really drink the 'ordinary' stuff - not too strong and with a dash of milk in. I don't on the whole like the herbal or fruity teas - I think they always sound more interesting than they taste - although I will drink camomile tea if I can't sleep and peppermint tea if I have an upset stomach.

    #39 Hoffs, I have an unusual surname - my maiden name, that is. I'll tell you about it off-blog - I don't want to risk Simon starting to call me by it...


    Welcome to Ursula Van Leeuwen-Hill (fab name!) and Tracey. Hope you'll stick around for some chat.


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    Comment number 51.

    Carry On - CSNY

    Willy the Shake

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    Comment number 52.

    Far too late for choon choosing today am I.
    Hoffs, hubbs likes to 'collect' unusual names in a note book and then uses them when writing his stories. Best one to date has to be Crawford Gilcrist, who was a chap we used to work with at the Inland Revenue.

    Im not a golfer and neither is hubbs, but cherub seems to hold a liking for the stick n ball following a 'golf day trip' from school to the local putting plot.

    Im a propper sucker for musicals it has to be said, and will happily go to see ANYTHING. The one ive seen the most is Phantom. Has anyone seen the film trailer for Le Mis? looks astounding and made me blub like a fool, so heaven know what I will be like when I acutually go see it. This musical is owner of my fav song 'On my own' ('little fall of rain' comes v close 2nd), I silently sobbed so much I could bearly see the stage when it was on in Manchester in the early 90's.

    Anywho, cup of tea anyone??

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    Comment number 53.

    #50 Deebee, 'One night in Bangkok' is from Chess, that Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson were in quite a few years ago.

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    Comment number 54.

    Deebee, One Night in Bankok is from Chess :-) (dont worry we will get you up to speed)

    A warm welcome to Ursula and Tracey, feel free to hang around ~ we dont bite (though some may nibble)

    I think Claire Moore was one of the orriginal cast of Phantom when it went to Canada along with John Barrowman.

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    Comment number 55.

    lol Florence SNAP !
    Shall we do a pincky wish?
    Oh heavens, nearly crossing time again. This mornings was the first 'dry' one in days but not looking too promising for this afternoons.

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    Comment number 56.

    #53 #54 Thanks Flo and Gill. Of course - Bankok is in Thailand, Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh) is in South Vietnam. Geography has never been my strongest subject...


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    Comment number 57.

    #52 Gill withagee... I know what you mean by blubbing in Les Mis... 'On My Own' does it to me too and so does 'Bring Him Home' sung by Colm Wilkinson or John Owen-Jones.

    If there are any other JOJ fans, he's on Alan Titchmarsh's show this afternoon singing a live version of 'Thunderball' (recorded last week), which presumably coincides with the current James Bond publicity!

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    Comment number 58.

    #55 Gill, two great minds think alike and had I refreshed before posting I would have noticed we'd posted at the same time... as you say... *SNAP*!! ;o)

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    Comment number 59.


    This song will have your listeners cringing and shouting at the radio NO !!!!!

    But it just has to be, as corny as it is............wait for it.............

    The Birdie Song by The Tweets.

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    Comment number 60.

    With a bit of Musicals' chat today, including Ken surprising himself at enjoying Miss Saigon, maybe Matt could do a 'Midweek Musicals Mosh' for a change!! (As if!!) ;o)


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