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Monday 22 October 2012, 10:18

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Foggy morning here, primed and ready to go already. Hope the weekend was good for all bloggers. I spent most of it in a ditch. Or under a bridge. Maybe wading through marshland or staring up at a tree with a gale and driving rain doing their best to knock me over. This, in case you hadn't realised, is geogaching. Child 3 and I were to be found tramping around the Suffolk countryside, phone in hand, looking for caches buried/stuck/hidden in trees/telegraph poles/benches. I knew nothing of this world but can report that I suspect I'll be spending quite a few more murky, dank weekends hunting for tiny logbooks to sign. Adding to the pleasure was the company of Nigel Barden and clan providing extra eyes and hands. And the promise of a well chosen beer and wine selection to come.
So today we have the book club choice of 'Citadel' by Kate Mosse, another terrific yarn based in her beloved Carcassonne in south west France. It's set mainly in world war 2 with an all-female resistance group, but uses this time-slip idea again with some of the book set in AD 342. There's a chapter here while you're with us so you can see what she has done. Kate will be live from 6 and the web chat from 6.30.
And oldies please for SAINTS. The pope announced 7 new ones yesterday so your musical suggestions welcome.
Have a straightforward and hassle free Monday, see you after 5.

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    Morning all

    SAINT FRANCIS - GRETCHEN PETERS

    A gorgeous song.

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    Comment number 2.

    Although I hate to say it, anything by the All saints (not under the bridge - far too dire)
    Green day - the saints are coming
    And of course - any version of the 'when the saints come marching in'

    Baggy

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Everyone

    A very grey morning here. I can vouch for Carcassonne being a beautiful place and look forward to reading Citadel.

    MY SWEET LORD - GEORGE HARRISON

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning All;

    I fear I will be rather blog-lite for the next few weeks, too much to do, including getting twin 2 sorted for his new residential school placement (starting after the October break) *Panics*

    Anyway, I hope everyone is o.k, and not to damp in this soggy autumnal weather.

    Oldie suggestions...

    JOAN OF ARC - O.M.D

    ST. ELMO'S FIRE - JOHN PARR

    MIRACLES - PET SHOP BOYS

    THE MIRACLE OF LOVE - EURYTHMICS

    SAINTS ARE COMING - U2

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Pleased to hear that a small, select group of bloggers had a good time in Sheffield on Saturday.

    Duvet day today - either a bug or something I ate. I'll spare you the details. I might be around here a bit more than usual as a consequence...

    #Saintsoldies

    LADY MADONNA - Beatles

    MARY'S PRAYER - Danny Wilson

    JESUS HE KNOWS ME - Genesis

    ST ELMO'S FIRE - John Parr

    HIGHER LOVE - Steve Winwood

    HEAVEN - Bryan Adams

    STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - Led Zeppelin

    ~X~

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    Comment number 6.

    Good Morning again!


    Song Suggestions -


    WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN – Louis Armstrong


    THEME FROM “THE SAINT” TV PROG. – ?


    HALO - Beyonce


    JOAN 0F ARC - OMD


    ST. ELMO’S FIRE – John Parr


    SAINT OF ME – Stones


    SAINT THOMAS – Sonny Rollins


    SAINT FRANCIS – Gretchan Peters


    ON A BUS TO ST. CLOUD - Also Gretchan


    THE SAINT - Orbital


    THE SAINTS ROCK & ROLL – Bill Haley & His Comets

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    Comment number 7.

    Good morning again everyone

    I hope all who attended the Sheffield meet had a nice time and poor Shona's toe isn't too painful today.

    Simon, your geo-caching sounds a bit like orienteering our children did in primary six and I went a few times and enjoyed it. Sorry you had such awful weather while we were basking in warm sunshine north of the Border!

    My saintly offerings....

    LITTLE SAINT NICK ~ The Beach Boys

    IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY ~ Bruce Springsteen

    HOLY HOLY ~ Neil Diamond

    WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN ~ Louis Armstrong

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    Comment number 8.

    It's a good thing my boss isn't on Twitter, as our leader tweeted earlier that he's going to be in Cambridge today. So she might have doubted the veracity of my illness...

    ;o)

    Actually, I know two kids at the school he's visiting (some of you may have heard me mention our Brainy friends). The younger one is 14 so may well be in the class he'll be talking to.

    ~X~

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    Comment number 9.

    CECELIA - Simon & Garfunkel


    ARE YOU GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO ? - Scot MacKenzie

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    Comment number 10.

    Skipped to work this morning so the toe seems fine. Deebee, sorry to hear you are having a duvet day today. Hope you feel better soon.

    PRETTY AMAZING GRACE - NEIL DIAMOND

    MATTHEW AND SON - CAT STEVENS

    ANGEL FINGERS - WIZARD

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    Comment number 11.

    Good morning again - and as I said over the page - from a 'dank' Essex (great word!) Simon and I share this word today - great minds etc etc...................

    Can I second

    STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - LED ZEPPELIN?

    Can't think of anything original for a minute

    JW

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    Comment number 12.

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    SHE WALKS ON WATER - NEIL DIAMOND

    AMAZING GRACE - JUDY COLLINS or ARETHA FRANKLIN

    I PROMISED YOU A MIRACLE - SIMPLE MINDS

    THE MIRACLE - QUEEN

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    Comment number 13.

    GOD ONLY KNOWS - THE BEACH BOYS

    HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL - TAVARES(?)

    JW

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    Comment number 14.

    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY - Ennio Marricone

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    Comment number 15.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and dank bloggers

    Thanks again for playing my ARFO! I keep meaning to give geocaching a try... must investigate.

    Not around much this week, bu just thought I'd pop in with a few ideas.

    #saintoldies

    SANCTIFY YOURSELF - Simple Minds

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    Comment number 16.

    #14 Love that tune Billie!

    3 STEPS TO HEAVEN - SHOWADDYWADDY

    I'M A BELIEVER - THE MONKEES

    TOUCHED BY YOUR PRESENCE DEAR - BLONDIE

    HE WAS MY BROTHER - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

    Work beckons................................

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    Comment number 17.

    SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN - Phil Collins

    LIFTED - Lighthouse Family

    EVERY KINDA PEOPLE - Robert Palmer

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    Comment number 18.

    Did David Essex sing a song - Sanctus - in a film he made a 'few' years ago?

    If so -

    SANCTUS - DAVID ESSEX

    JW

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    Comment number 19.

    Brings back memories of my Catholic Prep School education - No homework on special saints Days

    Thinking about martyrdom
    Bleeding Love - Phil Collins
    Jar of Hearts - Christine Perri
    Love will tear us apart - Joy Division
    Poison Arrow - ABC
    Sacrifice - Elton John


    Saints
    Blue PETER - Mike Oldfield
    Lady Madonna - Beetles
    Maid of Orleans - OMD


    Faith - George Michael
    Ghetto Gospel - 2Pac/Elton John (One of my favorites)
    Personal Jesus _ Depeche Mode
    Pray - Take THat
    Feels like Heaven - Fiction Factory
    Promised you a miracle - Simple Minds
    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin
    True Faith - New order
    Paradise - Coldplay

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    Comment number 20.

    Morning all. Pleased to hear the small select band had a great time on Saturday. Great surprise for Paul, to. Glad Shona's toe job wasn't too catastrophic.

    How about

    ANGEL EYES - ROXY MUSIC, and I can't believe no one has suggested
    KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR - ERIC CLAPTON (OR BOB DYLAN)

    (I'll probably find 7 people have now also suggested that tune).

 

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