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Thursday 12 July 2012, 10:49

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Good morning.

A sunny morning and Alan D on the news just now said 'it would remain dry' but I think that can't be right. Water on the brain or something. Child 3 off on a school trip to Legoland and was quite confused at the prospect of what to wear. In the end though the prospect of all those water rides meant that waterproofs won the day and sunblock got forgotten. We shall see.

So child 1 has had his 21st, now wife 1 has her 50th and it's time to party one more time. This weekend sees a clan gathering, speeches, quizzes and assorted merriment before we all collapse in a Roman-esque, post-feast saggy heap. But then we're on holiday, so hooray for that. Around the estate the clear up continues. Streamers, bottles and cake may well be turning up for years to come like relics from a bygone age. It has certainly given the pesky foxes something to worry about; I'm hoping they may decide to go and urinate in someone else's garden.

Glad my 'sexy Larry' voice went down well. I quite enjoyed it myself really. In actual fact, that bit on the Floaters record is quite camp so really I chose the wrong voice. Might play the whole thing today for cpomparison.

Nigel cooks quail with grapes and ginger tonight (I know) and songs please on the subject of CAMPING. As the holiday mentions really start flooding in we need to recognise the selfless heroism of all those intrepid campers who are still setting off for their hols with tent/caravan/campervan at the ready. Can be great, can be a waterlogged nightmare. Tunes please!

Have a sunkissed and warming Thursday. See you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good morning Blogpoppets and Simon with the sexy Larry voice!!!

    Happy 50th birthday to your wife #1 and thanks for my mensh last night, Simon... I wasn't going to choose any songs today, but couldn't resist a couple!

    FIRE AND RAIN ~ James Taylor

    SING ~ Travis

    LET'S STICK TOGETHER ~ Bryan Ferry (to start a camp fire)

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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning sun-kissed Simon, team and warming up nicely poppets,

    There is something seriously amiss with the blog. There are two blogs of this name and lots of error pages, that's if you can get a page to load at all.

    Anway, I am here now and as Flo has managed to leave a comment on this one, I'll do the same.

    Some tunage ..

    WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME - TRAVIS

    BLOWING IN THE WIND - BOB DYLAN

    STORMY WEATHER - LOUIS ARMSTRONG

    FIRE AND RAIN - JAMES TAYLOR

    JESUS IN A CAMPER VAN - ROBBIE WILLIAMS

    OUTSIDE - GEORGE MICHAEL

    Lets hope the sunshine lasts.
    Jx

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Happy Birthday to Mrs Mayo!

    Bit confused as there seem to be two versions of today's blog - hope I'm posting in the right one

    How about:

    CARAVAN by Rush

    CARAVAN by Barbara Dickson

    CARAVAN by Van Morrison

    OUT IN THE FIELDS by Gary Moore

    POLES APART by Pink Floyd

    and from the sublime to the other thing

    IN THE COUNTRY by Cliff Richard

    ~X~

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    Comment number 4.

    Has anyone else got 2 blogs???

    HOLD THE LINE - TOTO

    THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES - BOBBY VEE

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    Comment number 5.

    What's happening? It looks like there is a double-blog today!

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    Comment number 6.

    Good morning everyone!

    #oldiestheme
    FIELDS OF FIRE (400 MILES) - BIG COUNTRY

    That's me done for now.

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

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    Comment number 7.

    Oh oh oh.. forgot to suggest...

    CARAVAN OF LOVE - THE HOUSEMARTINS or THE ISLEY BROS

    And Happy Birthday to Wife #1, Simon :)

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    Comment number 8.

    Good morning, once again, everyone.

    I do like a theme that leaves room for a little mischief:

    JOHN, I'M ONLY DANCING by DAVID BOWIE ;0)

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    Comment number 9.

    Are we sticking with this blog and not the other one ^^^^^ up there?

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    Comment number 10.

    Morning all,

    Ah, my first mensh for ages. Cracking tune it is too, even tho' I opted for the Communards version (shhhhh).

    Not much is springing to mind but for now I'll plump for

    Wide Open Space - Mansun

    Enjoy your travels B&B. If I read back I would probably find out but time is money and all that but why for art thou' in the East?

    Maybes laters

    A.

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    Comment number 11.

    Morning (still) lovely people & drivetime team who I now feel I can say hello to

    Blog seems a little poorly this morning, or am I seeing double?

    Still giggling at sexy Larry.



    Caravan of Love – The HouseMartins

    Cold Water – Damien Rice

    Rain – Nick Drake

    And All The Stars – The Comsat Angels

    Wash in the Rain – The Bees

    Into the Fire – Bruce Springsteen

    And It Rained All Night – Thom Yorke

    Bittersweet Bundle of Misery – Graham Coxon

    Shine Like Stars – Primal Scream

    Dreams By The Sea – John Martyn

    Warmer Climate – Snow Patrol

    Stormy Weather – Pixies

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    Comment number 12.

    WONDERFUL LAND - THE SHADOWS

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    Comment number 13.

    Double Blog is so confusing!
    Anyway I'm on this one with:

    GO WILD IN THE COUNTRY - Bow Wow Wow

    FIVE GET OVEREXCITED - The Housemartins

    FIREFLIES - Owl City

    or indeed UMBRELLA BEACH by Owl City

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    Comment number 14.

    Copied from the other blog!

    3.
    At 10:15 12th Jul 2012, You wrote:

    Good Morning All Again

    I’ve had problems too – “The Server at www.bbc.co.uk is taking too long to respond”

    Are there 2 blogs?

    Song Suggestions –

    BLANKET ON THE GROUND - Billie Joe Spears

    GOING UP THE COUNTRY – Canned Heat

    SONG FOR GUY – Sir Elton

    THE HAPPY WANDERER – Obernkirchen Childrens Choir

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    Comment number 15.

    SUMMER RAIN ~ Belinda Carlisle

    RAINBOW ~ Marmalade

    BRAVE ~ Leona Lewis

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    Comment number 16.

    BEND ME SHAPE ME - AMEN CORNER

    WITHA SWAG ALL ON MY SHOULDER - THE SEEKERS

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    Comment number 17.

    Also copied -

    5.
    At 10:20 12th Jul 2012, You wrote:

    IN THE COUNTRY – Sir Cliff

    OUT OF TOWN – Max Bygraves

    WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT – John Lennon

    HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT – Gladys & Her Pips

    JESUS IN A CAMPER VAN – Robbie

    GIMME SHELTER - Stones

    CARAVAN - Barbara Dixon

    CARAVAN - Van The Man

    CARAVAN OF LOVE - HouseMartins

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    Comment number 18.

    Quote from the sheriff in 'Smokey & the Bandit 3':
    "I'm as confused as a baby raccoon"

    I've never really understood what that meant, until now ;)

    More coffee might help...

    --
    cBzz

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    Comment number 19.

    Caught up with you all!

    HALLO MUDDAH HALLO FADDAH - Allan Sherman

    SLEEPING BAG - ZZ Top

    AIN'T GONNA WASH FOR A WEEK - Brook Brothers

    TOSSING AND TURNING - Ivy League

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    Comment number 20.

    Off to a meeting

    Catch you later

    Shona x

 

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