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hooray hurrah, these weekend are the best by far.

Chris Evans | 16:21 UK time, Friday, 4 May 2007

Come on everybody, I said come on everybody. My Prudential shares are...

... on the up. Up by a load yesterday and a bit more today. How do people know things are in the air? If you have any information about companies plans etc., you cannot do anything with your shares as this is illegal, insider dealing and all that. yet someone must know something and that someone must have told someone who has shares, so effectively this is insider dealing. it must always be insider dealing at some stage to some extent. Another law that mascarades simutaneously as an ass.

Judy downstairs has just given me one of her Bajan fish cakes, the bloody thing nearly took the roof off my mouth. Spicy ? Er...just a tad.

Been flying today, engines off from four feet, not as hairy as you think, quite good fun actually. Sad to read of the heli accident in the week of course especially with a youngster involved, very very sad but fog and helicopters do not go together. I love flying but when there's fog about forget it.

When we communicate again, via the blog that is, the C.I.N. night under the stars will have been and gone and another thousand stories will have been born. After all that's what life's about, collecting more and more storie to show that you were once here, good luck finding yours.






  1. At 04:39 PM on 04 May 2007, Littlest Hobo wrote:

    Greetings from Vancouver,

    I would just like to pass on my most sincere and heartfelt thanks for all the kind words, generous thoughts and warm condolences so kindly proffered this week. To each and every one of you I can but offer thanks. Oft words can seem woefully inadequate but when imbued with emotional fortitude and undeniable sincerity, they are nothing short of priceless.

    Enjoy your weekend as we all enjoy the present, treasure the past and forge ahead to a bright future. My memories will always glisten, my pride in my wife never diminish and my commitment to living life in a manner of which she would be proud will continue to sustain and encourage me.

    Thank you all once more. Take care of yourself and others.

    Warm regards,

    Dr. T

  2. At 04:45 PM on 04 May 2007, missy wrote:

    hi christophe, bloggers and bloggettes!

    WOW its Friday! Tomorrow I go to Manchester for the bank holiday weekend, whoo hoo!

    So come on Chris, when are you gonna come to Norwich? You know you want to!
    I hope the Children In Need weekend goes well, I'm sure it will! Hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday whatever you are doing, Love Missy xx

  3. At 04:49 PM on 04 May 2007, SaraB wrote:

    Thank goodness its Friday!

    Talking of flying, I brought my partner a flying lesson for his birthday last year and this Sunday is the day.

    Am now hoping for good weather for him as he heads to the Isle of Wight and back!

    Have a good weekend everyone and I look forward to hearing the C.I.N tales!


  4. At 05:00 PM on 04 May 2007, lyndyloo wrote:

    Bank holiday weekends... as long as I'm not too busy with work I love 'em!

    This weekend is lunch with my girlyfriend on Saturday to talk about the up-coming hen week in Puerta Benus... lots to organise there. Sunday last game of the season for my blue boys in Leicester and then Monday is a trip to Welford Road to see some tigers... Yipppeeeee!!!!!!!!

    Hope you all have a great one!

    & the Bears

  5. At 05:30 PM on 04 May 2007, Gaby wrote:


    Have a fabulous, foraging weekend. Can't wait to see the pics : )

    DD - well spotted my friend (#27 on yesterday's blog). I heard her say it but did not 'twig' at all. lol!!!


  6. At 05:36 PM on 04 May 2007, JF wrote:

    Wilsmar - what "trouble" have I missed?

    I have been keeping up with CLP's blogs, but haven't managed to post a comment for ages - work has been just too hectic. This also means I haven't read all the comments, and now I feel I may have missed something of note!

    Dr T - I have only just read you post from earlier in the week; I hope I'm not too late in joining the queue and offering my condolences. You sound like a very positive person, which in the face of such adversity is poignant to say the least. I wish you and yours well.

    Hope everyone else is doin OK. Apologies for my absence, I will try harder!

    Happy BH kittlings xxx

  7. At 05:45 PM on 04 May 2007, Jim wrote:

    That bins guy was awful! he's being blogged about already http://www.publicityheaven.com/blog/archives/54

  8. At 06:17 PM on 04 May 2007, Dit wrote:

    I'm gonna be cheeeesy like Kelly Marie! You make me smile. I cook (sort of) to you, tell the kids off to you, drink wine to you & think you must absolutely love your job! I've followed (not stalked) you thru GLR, toothbrush, TFI, Virgin & now Radio 2 (am of similar age!!) & thought for a while that you, like Robbie, had a self-destruct button. You now seem to have found total happiness in what you do. The weekend sounds absolutely fab. Dead jeal but what a brilliant cause.
    Health & Happiness & Bon weekend & tous. x

  9. At 06:22 PM on 04 May 2007, Debbie wrote:

    Hi there,

    Good luck for C.I.N Chris, hope all goes well.

    I missed the bin interview, what did I miss?

    Deb x

  10. At 07:39 PM on 04 May 2007, Matt from Rudgwick wrote:


    Forage away! You'll have a great time.

    The numbers are crunched and we're free to enjoy the weekend.

    More Road Trip planning, a bit of gym, plenty of work in the garden and lunch at chez CLP.


    Why do people take the time to phone an 'all request show' and then request something that is being played 20 times a day anyway?

    I don't mean ARF specifically, but why? Use the opportunity to ask for something you love and haven't heard for ages.

    Not some old nonsense that is on every playlist, every hour, every day.

    Enjoy your weekend all.

    Much peace, love and unearthed CDs from yesteryear.


    PS Standing in line to see the show tonight and there's a light on.

  11. At 07:44 PM on 04 May 2007, Gingembre wrote:

    Hello all - Friday already? This week has flown by.

    I'm in such a good mood tonight as I managed to get a ticket this morning for England's first game at the new Wembley against Brazil in June.

    If anyone knows anybody else who's going from Norwich (or Norfolk), let me know as at the moment I'm going alone.

    Looking forward to a great weekend, may the sun shine on you all, have a great few days.

    tchin tchin


  12. At 09:18 PM on 04 May 2007, Em M wrote:

    I am going camping after all!!!

    Little son so wanted to go (grumpy older one didn't though!) so we're off in the morning to Burgh Castle. If I don't freeze to death I'll let you know how it went on Monday.

    MfR - Think we hear the same songs on ARF because if people pick something obscure they are "persuaded" to change their choice, which is why we hear Love Shack, The Jam, ELO and Queen every week.

    Have a good one everyone,

    Em xx

  13. At 09:35 PM on 04 May 2007, Sammie wrote:

    Hey CLP

    Didn't have chance to listen tonight, as left work early, but no fear, will download the Podcast!

    Dr T - again, your words bring tears to my eyes. Hope to hear from you again soon.

    Em - enjoy the camping, let us know how you get on, my son wants to go too!

    MfR - missing you on the other side! Have a GREAT weekend!

    KW - I agree, can't believe it's Friday already!

    Sorry, gotta say it again (been making me and little man giggle all day) May the 4th be with you....

    S xx.

  14. At 08:46 AM on 05 May 2007, The man from Uncle wrote:

    Hello everyone

    The forage weekend sounds fun. It beats foraging in the back of the refridgerator for a lump of cheese with a fur coat on,or for vegatables in the drawer at the bottom that have turned to liquid mush.

    I am looking forward to hearing what can found on the CIN weekend.

  15. At 02:00 PM on 05 May 2007, ChrissieS wrote:

    Dr T, good to hear from you. I'm so glad that you have read everyone's messages to you - I really was crying at the depth of feeling from everyone on Chris's blog.

    Please stay on here - there are just so many great people to "talk" to.

    Take care.

    C xx

    P.S. Chris, hope your weekend is going brilliantly!

  16. At 06:42 PM on 05 May 2007, Cheryl The Diva wrote:

    Hello everyone!

    Just had to blog to say that last night's show was pure gold. I was driving home from work with tears almost rolling down my cheeks at The Buzby's Bin Man interview. The gal did good holding it all together, and if you missed it, then do yourselves a fave a TRY TRY TRY to get it on listen again. That interview alone should get the show nomimated again at the Sony's next year, or even a British Comedy Award in December ....

    Also the oung lady who rang in requesting 'Chapel of Love' had me singing at the top of my voice - fantastic feel good toons!

    Em M - Burgh Castle is lovely - you'll enjoy it!

    As planned, I was up at 5 am today and out on my long 20 mile training walk by 5.30 am. It took me just under 5 and a half hours and my feel are killing me now but I'VE DONE IT!! Only 2 weeks to go now til The Moonwalk. Bring it on!

    Mr Diva is away in the Lakes with a boys and beer bonanza so it's just me and the cat and an Easter Egg I've been saving! There's a bottle of chardonnay in the fridge and Joseph is on in an hour!

    RIght, gonna ring up and order my dinner now - I thought I deserve I chinese and it'll last me 2 nights so no cooking til Monday - woohoo!

    Take care all - enjoy whatever you're up to - but do try to listen again to THAT interview. It kinda summarises why I had to leave my portacabin hell and the waste industry - the conversation was just too scintilating and intellectual for little ole me!

    Viva La Diva

    Cheryl x x x

    PS: Chris - have you ever had a CAMRA-styleee beer festival at your pub? Something for the future, p'raps .....

  17. At 01:13 PM on 06 May 2007, john sidebottom wrote:

    Hi Chris, get the sat edition of the Telegraph, in the magazine an article all about roller coasters and how it only cost 2 m to get one. cheers john.

  18. At 02:37 PM on 06 May 2007, Straight Outa Bristol wrote:

    Just a thought.. now it's getting warmer here in Blighty, why don't Chris and the Drive Time team do a two week tour of the UK again!? - bring a little more Drive time fun n madness to all corners of the UK?

    I remember the time when Chris was on BBC Radio 1, and he came down to Weston-Super-Mare with the Radio One Roadshow one sunday.. boy was that good!

    If Chris Moyles can do a tour with Radio One.. then can Chris and co do a tour for BBC Radio 2? - if so, then I would love to be a part of that!

    Much love Chris - have a good CIN fundraiser this weekend! - raise heaps of wonga (ca$h) - and do tell us what happend on your show on Tuesday's DT.

    the great Richard Hammond - is on Monday's Drivetime 4pm-6pm on BBC Radio 2 ! - I wonder what joys he will bring?


    Sam D
    presenter 'Straight Outa Bristol' podcast on iTunes!

  19. At 08:48 AM on 08 May 2007, Excellent Emma wrote:

    Hi all

    Quiet weekend it was nice to see the rain the garden so needs it at the moment.

    I have found it very sad watching the news this weekend and the pictures of the missing little Madelaine. What that little girl is going through is hard to comprehend. My thoughts are with the family, I have a little girl and I cannot imagine the pain that her Mum is going through it is heart wrenching. I am not a religious person, but I pray to god she is home soon.

    Have a thoughtful day everyone.

    Emma x

  20. At 09:13 AM on 08 May 2007, Sammie wrote:

    Well, good morning everyone.

    CLP - hope the foraging went well :-)

    Isn't it just lovely starting the working week on a Tuesday? (Sorry if you had to work yesterday!)

    What a lovely, loooooong weekend. Very busy (as usual), but also time for fun stuff.

    Went to watch junior members of my netball club play at a tournament on Saturday - they all did really well and my goodness, I'm going to have to watch out for the older girls coming through next season!!

    Also, went shopping yesterday and bought a fab outfit in a shop I hate (hardly ever go in there) for an absolute snip! What is it about bargains? They always make me so happy and then I have to ring my mum and my sister to tell them all about it!

    Madam seems to have settled down a little, so hopefully, the latest 'phase' is over - make way for the next!

    CtD - well done girl! 20 miles - phew, that's some distance. Hope Mr CtD had a good weekend too!

    Righty, back to it - have written my 'To Do' list and will patiently make my way through it.

    Have a GREAT day everyone and remember if today doesn't go quite to plan, there's always tomorrow.

    S xx.

  21. At 09:21 AM on 08 May 2007, Penguin wrote:

    Morning all hope the foraging weekend went well Chris

    Where has all this water come from - I believe it's called 'rain' though may have to verify that with some meteorological expert.

    Have a good and even better - shortened week.

    Haricot Vert xx

  22. At 09:30 AM on 08 May 2007, hazel love wrote:

    Grayshus me, it's Chooseday already! Halloooo Christophe!

    I bet the foraging went brilliantly! The weather was a tad grim sarf of the darns, so I really hope it was better for you...and if it wasn't, that you were all wrapped warm and toasty! Looking forward to some 'shroom receeps if you can find the time?

    Halloooooo everybody else. Just wanna say a REALLY BIG THANK YOU to everyone who sent their good wishes for me for my course. I was offered a place at the interview, and I've accepted. It doesn't actually start until October, and I'm gonna have plenty of reading to do til then...but at I can do that on the beach, hoorah! The course is for a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, with a Diploma in Hypnotherapy, and an option to do an Advanced Diploma in the third year which is more speciallised counselling - eating disorders, addictions, that sort of thing - and it seems a long way off, but I guess it isn't really...

    So, I had a great weekend too...no foraging as the boy had already done shopping, so all I had to do was get the corks out!

    Happy day to you all
    Not long 'til 5

    ps wanna be

  23. At 10:28 AM on 08 May 2007, Em M wrote:

    Hi everyone,

    Went camping and I got a couple of hours sleep each night because i was so cold, but had a good laugh apart from when we were playing rounders (I was pretty dreadful) and my husband kept hitting the ball to me cos he knows I can't throw, and then he caught me out. i threw a bit of a strop, not setting a very sporting example to the kids I'm afraid!

    Chris - hope the foraging went well.

    Hazel - good news re your course, sounds like it will be really interesting.

    Cheryl - I'm doing a sponsored walk too but mine's only 10 miles, I take my hat off to you for doing the Moonwalk - good luck.

    Love em xx

  24. At 10:38 AM on 08 May 2007, Tinsel wrote:

    Hazel, congratulations!!! I've done 2 courses, one part time 3 year Masters degree, and one part time 1 year reflexology, and believe me the time goes really fast!!! Take good notes and stay organised!!!!!!

    Can't wait to hear about the foraging - what lovely weather you had for it!!

    I foraged for seaweed at the weekend - I read that it's very good to put around your plants to ward off slugs - the little b*ggers had eaten most of my baby tomato plants, so I'm hoping the rest will be safe!!


  25. At 11:49 AM on 08 May 2007, J wrote:

    Come on all you lurkers, stop lurking and start posting!

    Morning CLP, schloggers and lurkers,

    How fab to be back at work - NOT. Devon is windy but not rainy yet, which makes a change from earlier this year. Still could do with rain as need the ground to soften up before cutting a terrace into heidi-land this coming weekend.

    Well done, HL - if you need a reference re your advising skills, you know you can count on me!

    I am looking forward to the stories of foraging/quizzing/discoing adventures. I too was very jealous not to be able to go - I think CIN is a fab idea but it saddens me that only the rich can join in on these things. Surely there should be a raffle aspect on one of the prizes to allow lesser mortals to have a chance of joining in.

  26. At 12:02 PM on 08 May 2007, Anne G. wrote:

    J - How did you know??

    Windy & sunny in the Lothians, rain seems to have gone for the time being. So wet at the weekend that I couldn't get out in the garden to kill the dandelions. They're like triffids, the little so-and-so's, but I'll get them soon.


  27. At 01:27 PM on 08 May 2007, Phoenix wrote:

    Good afternoon bloggers one and all.

    I spent a lovely weekend in the sunshine. May day celebrations with parade and maypole dancing in the afternoon yesterday - lovely village atmosphere and medals for all the participants in the parade.

    As it is after 1pm I guess that Mr Evans is late with his blog today since he has been in the country all weekend.

    I do hope the CiN weekend went off well and the quiz questions were finally produced by Jonny.

    Dr T Littliest Hobo - I have only just read your sad but uplifting news on your personal loss. I am truly sorry that you have had to go through such a traumatic time and still come on here to blog - you are truly an inspiration.

    regards to all phoenix

  28. At 02:06 PM on 08 May 2007, Sammie wrote:


    I'm in Dullsville! Boooooring (but must-do) work today and I can feel zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's coming on!

    Where is everyone? Has the horridness of previous weeks scared everyone away, OR is everyone else really, really busy and conscientious?

    Are we sweeping? If so, please MW, a, can I have 16.44?

    S xx.

  29. At 03:02 PM on 08 May 2007, J wrote:

    What 'horridness of previous weeks' Sammie - I thought I'd been here the whole time but I've missed something then?

    After CLP and the team's recent win there were loads of people blogging - perhaps things are just on the wane at the moment. Life ebbs and flows!


  30. At 03:14 PM on 08 May 2007, Sammie wrote:


    Ssshhhh - no talking!!

    It's like a library here....

    Whispers only....

    Oh no - that's my office, which is very, very quiet today, apart from one lady, who is very nice, but is driving me nuts by talking in a VERY LOUD voice on the phone and when she's not on the phone, she's talking herself through her sums... LOUDLY!!!

    As for horridness, well, there seemed to be a little sniping a few weeks ago, at which point, contributions started to wane....

    Glad you're here to keep me company though!

    S xx.

    There was a young lady from Leicester
    Who wanted an afternoon siesta...

    Go on, finish it for me!

  31. At 03:49 PM on 08 May 2007, hazel love wrote:

    I've been told by one lady that I speak to, in a profeshnial capacity, fairly regularly, that she has been told orf for larfing too much while she's orn the fern. She is in a position where it is very important that she builds good relationships with people, so this seems to me to be a tad harsh. I larf all the time, so they really ARE larfter lines, but this is not to be confused with telephone lines.

    anyhoo, Sammie

    There was a young lady from Leicester
    Who wanted an afternoon siesta...
    While she started to doze
    A problem arose
    And the police came along to arrester.

    There you go

  32. At 04:19 PM on 08 May 2007, Sammie wrote:

    Awww Hazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzel, that was good - made me titter ta ever so!!!

    Have done LOTS today, but have had enough now 41 mins to go...

    See you on the other side later,

    S xx.

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