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What Came First The Curry or The Contractions.

Chris Evans | 09:46 UK time, Monday, 9 February 2009

So we did it, not have a baby, not yet anyway but

we did have a curry, last night and a big one at that.

It was a special curry night at the same pub where we experienced Death by Pork a couple of weeks ago. Last night, nine dishes, yes nine dishes and that's not including the rather excellent dessert. It was all in there, from mouth watering onion bhajis and samosas to start that literally melted on your tongue, through to exotic oriental fusion duck and lamb concoctions for the mains. There was the obligatory curry quiz with some dreadful punny answers.

How might one greet an Indian meal in the street ?

"Aloo !"

6 out of 10 was the winning score.

And indeed this morning it appears that wifey may well "finally" be on the way.

But was it the curry what brought it on ? Or was it simply us doing what everyone else does and trying everything in the book for so long that one of them had to coincide with the actual event ?

And the things we tried. I'm half the man I was before the weekend !

Anyway it's still not imiminent, the birth of a baby that is. Currently we have something going on every forty five minutes. It's been like this all night. We have rung the Doc and he says we have to wait for the "ouch count" to go down to every five minutes before we even think about going near a hospital.

So once again, it's business as usual until then but if I had to bet I would say by tomorrow night, midnight, at the latest there will be a new little boy or girl in the Evans clan.

So, I will see you on the radio. Five past five tonight 02.09.2009.





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  • Comment number 1.

    Oh, Christophe! You both must be going crazy by now...


    the only thing sure, is that it WILL happen

  • Comment number 2.

    CLP - we are all crossing our fingers for you both

    Super bp x

    Ps - it was a curry that did it for my friend

  • Comment number 3.

  • Comment number 4.

    Thinking of both of you

    Ripples x

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning Chief Lambie Pie

    Blimey! Poor ole Tash - and you remain so calm (to us, anyhooo!)

    Mr Diva is cooking a curry tonight - who knows, maybe it will help your plight!!

    Be happy.

    Chezza x x x

  • Comment number 6.

    Good luck Chris and Tash...How exciting


  • Comment number 7.

    Ah CLP and Tash bless yous.

    And I'm not bein' funny or anythin' but I hope not.

    Hear from yous tonight I mean. I'm rather hopin' you've got smaller fish to fry.

    About 8lbs. of it to be precise.

    Fingers eyes and legs crossed meantime and fondest wishes as always.


  • Comment number 8.


    How wonderful that you came here this morning to update us! As you can tell, we are all beside ourselves!

    I remember my mum telling me (to my horror) that she and my dad did "the dance of love" the night before I was born, which she swore did the trick - no curries in those days!

    Please tell Tash we all send our love and we will all be there, (virtually of course) holding her hand!

    C xx

  • Comment number 9.

    Action stations stand by

    Anything could happen in the next five minutes!
    Best regardez vous.

    Some funny posts around today alright.

  • Comment number 10.

    Hello, another newbie here, been lurking around for ages and finally got my registration confirmation email thingy.

    Good luck Chris and Tash, might be a while yet tho....

  • Comment number 11.

    Oh CLP,

    You must be so excited that things have finally started...

    Please don't come in today - stay with your Wife instead! There's no telling how fast or slow Tash's labour will go, but I'm sure she'd rather you were with her - and I'm sure I speak for many on here - we would too!

    You should be there with her, even if it's only making cups of tea!

    Best wishes for a speedy, easy labour and birth......

    (I think it's gonna be a girl, 8lb 6oz!)

  • Comment number 12.

    Action stations indeed Prof.

    Am currently at Defcon3 with hot water and towels...can't remember if Defcon1 or Defcon5 is the highest though, so may come a cropper if called upon to inflate birthing pool at last minute due to lack of preparation.

    Have just checked. Is Defcon1. Is 'Maximum Readiness'.

    Situation at my desk currently Defcon5, so better be getting my act together.

    Christophe...in amongst the seagulls on the roof of the building opposite here, there is a Stork.

    Must be yours.

    can't believe it's not butter

  • Comment number 13.

    5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 ...............

    Please make it a safe and not too uncomfortable landing onto planet earth for your baba!

    As has been said... we're all here with support and good wishes and if you're not on the radio waves tonight then we'll all be pushing with Tash (virtually of course).

    Hoorah for the curry!!!


  • Comment number 14.

    Good Luck CLP and Tash

    Wow that sounds like some curry!

    How exciting that things are moving at last - you two might be three by tonight. Hope Tash has it easy and still think its a little girl.



  • Comment number 15.

    Ooh, is it time to hold our breath again?!

    Thinking of you both and hoping baby d.j puts in an appearance very soon - poor Tash must be worn out with it all !

    8lb 2oz is my predicted weight for baby Evans although I hope for Tash's sake that I'm wrong!

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 16.

    Another newbie here! - Funny how the babe's not even here yet, and yet she/he is making new friends already!
    Good luck Chris & Tash, Stay home today Chris- Pleeeze.
    lots of love
    (Another April Fool!)

  • Comment number 17.

    Do not leave her side! And best thing is to stay at home as long as possible where everything's comfortable (as comfortable as can be!) and familiar...the little one will pop out in his/her own time no matter what you've done to encourage things along :)

    Fingers crossed for a smooth comfortable birth, relaxation is the key - remember what getting tense does to your muscles!

  • Comment number 18.

    Yay, hooray for some news. Not been this excited about a baby since my own 4 years ago!!

    Good luck to you all - fingers crossed its as staightforward and comfortable as possible.

    I think its a girl too - 8lb 1oz same as my little angel was.


  • Comment number 19.

    Hi all

    Good luck CLP and more so Tash!

    Chris - you MUST stay home to-day! Just keep us posted (if you can) as to how things progress - via your stand-in would be best me thinks!

    Curry is always a good thing - acts a bit like domestos!

    Much love to all


    P.S. Hi to all newbies - was one myself only 10 days ago

  • Comment number 20.

    Bring on the excitement!

    The Baby was topic of conversation at my Mum's house for most of Saturday lunch! Had anything happened? How was I keeping up with the info and all of that!

  • Comment number 21.

    Good luck to you both.

    Its already too late to beat my birth.

    Apparently from mums first contraction with me to my first slap on the bum - a grand total of 57 minutes!

    Seems I was eager to face the world.

    MW, a!

  • Comment number 22.

    Well it's good that you had an interesting weekend eh?

    Jilly, I hope you are more right than me on the weight.

    Good Luck Chris and Natasha....... if the baby dj is born before 5pm, perhaps you could get a photo on the website??

    Not that you might be too busy being just so happy!!!

    Hellen x

  • Comment number 23.

    MW,a! - I put my mum thru agony - she was in labour from Thursday night and I made my debut at tea-time on the Saturday ....... and daddy dearest was at Highbury watching Arsenal beat West Ham!!

    x x x

  • Comment number 24.

    Thinking of you both/3 and hope it's a great birthday. Looking forward tohearing the news

  • Comment number 25.

    So finally into the last furlong. Blessings and good wishes for the safe arrival of baby D.J.

    Good luck Natasha and Chris!

    Don't turn up at work though, stay by Natasha's side - that's more important for today, I think.

    A x

  • Comment number 26.

    Hope things start moving quickly now Christophe, maybe baby DJ will be here by drivetime!

    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 27.

    yeahhhhhh, Good luck both of you!

    I had a curry the night before my third was born, he was 10 days early, I'm sure thats what bought it on!!

    Little boy 7lb 70z.

    Enjoy the gas and Air!

  • Comment number 28.

    Exciting news CLP!

    Like everyone else on here I hope it is as easy and pain-free for Tash as possible and that baby DJ arrives safe and well.

    df x

  • Comment number 29.

    Just had a blinder of an idea, stop me if you disagree...

    Christophe, why don't you do an outside broadcast this evening...(if indeed you manage to do the show at all as I do tend to second/third/fourth the comments on here about you staying by your delishus wife's side (preferably up at her head end, other ends available))...from the hospital!

    as long as you have a stand-by personage to take over from you at any vital stage, and a machine that goes bleep, obviously

    ...and has anyone noted down any of our guesses for a sweep? Can't remember what I put...although I did supercede my originally suggested arrival date with yesterday at about tea time...which is now wrong. Ah well. More buns for me eh.

    Did I say girl or boy? Think it was girl. Hopefully going to be a baby anyway.

  • Comment number 30.

    Chris - I only hope you are not on when I tune in at 5.05 - then we will know that things have happened!! My first baby was 14 days late - we tried all the tricks - afraid only one really worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 31.


    Sooooo excited!!

    It was a curry that did it for me. We had one the evening before my boy was born, much nicer that raspberry leaf tea! yuk!

    Good luck to you both on the safe arrival of baby Evans!!

    Jayco XX

  • Comment number 32.

    Oh Chris thank you for updating us! I need a new F5 button for my keyboard - I used it that much over the weekend waiting for news :o)

    I hope and pray for Tash's sake that it doesn't go on too long! More importantly I pray for the safe arrival of your son/daughter and the well being of your gorgeous wife!!

    I think Hazel's idea is fab - might be a tad dangerous for those of us driving whilst listening to the show, it would be very exciting though!

    Hope you all had a good weekend!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 33.

    Renee has just reminded me.

    Over the knittin' needles. Don't want to alarm yous Christoffe Lambie Pie but it looks to me like Baby Ev is gointa be gettin' a knitted swimsuit, see previous missive. Unless it's a hat with holes in the side for a baby with unusually large ears. I'm not even askin'.

    Anyway. Seems that when I thrashed me way into the world on a freezing cold January night in Liverpool at the turn of the century, Renee was convinced that having produced one girl, I was going to incarnate male, the one that would continue the legacy on the rugby field as the Fastest Winger In History, play for England and generally save the world.

    Now this would have been tragic, given my lack of any kind of balance, rhythm, competitiveness or sporting aptitude of any kind; I'd 'ave given Alan Carr a run for his money. But any road up. There I was, undoubtedly and disappointingly female, screamin' like Siouxie Sioux and kickin' up a right fuss, and the DDF Eric promptly went to phone the nightmare Aunty Lily to announce the joyous news.

    "Lily?" says he. "We've got another girl."

    "Oh well. Never mind." Says she.

    And so heralded my debut on Planet Earth.

    And you wonder why I'm a feminist.


  • Comment number 34.

    Clodagh: hilarious as always! I was No.6 in my family - two boys, three girls, mum & dad desperate for another boy so he could be named after my dad. Apparently my mother was so convinced it was a boy, she knitted everything in blue, the cot was painted blue, brand new blue pram .... you get the idea.

    Enter me. I don't think they ever recovered - and I felt guilty for years, once I knew the truth!

    C xx

  • Comment number 35.

    yoo hoo and woo hoo it's starting!!! How exciting for you both. As everyone else has already said, we're all thinking of you, wishing you both the best and as little pain for Tash as possible - and please do STAY WITH TASH - I'm sure the rest of the team can manage and keep us updated!!

    Much love

    T xxxx

  • Comment number 36.

    Chrissie that reminds me once again of the Brother-Outlaw.

    The last in line of a family of 4 boys and 3 girls, he once spent the evening complaining that all he ever wanted was his own clothes. Always and forever in the hand-me-downs.

    "What's up with that?" I questioned. "I always got the hand-me downs, too, shoes, vests, the lot. Didn't do ME any harm."

    "Ah yes," says he. "But the next up from ME was our Margaret."

    Bless him he was also a livid ginga. Which I think is a Gift From God; but his mother disagreed and thus said B/OL spent his early days in Our Margaret's fluffy bonnets, too. Crammed down like Freddie Parrot-Face; seems the only other redhead in the immediate area was the coal man, and his mother didn't want any malicious gossip whenever the chimmeney got puffin'.


  • Comment number 37.

    afternoon all

    After lurking for ever thought i'd better join in.

    Best of luck Chris and Tash fingers crossed you've not got long to wait.

    i'm going for a boy 7lb 3oz by 7pm today!

    luv Lisa xx

  • Comment number 38.

    Good luck CLP and Tash - not long now (hopefully)!

    I've spent the last week glued to this page waiting to read the good news and what's the chances it all kicks off just as I'm on the train to Manchester at tea-time?!! lol I don't think I've ever been so interested in the impending birth of any other baby than this one - except my DS of course!

    For the sweep - 7lb 9oz boy


  • Comment number 39.

    Good luck..keep moving, it might keep the contractions going! Even if the contractions fade away, rest assured, it can't be long now. I had contractions with my son that started each day for 3 days only to fade away each time, frustrating or what! Anyhoo, he did eventually arrive very soon after that.

    I'd put my money on baby Evans being a boy.

  • Comment number 40.

    Sooooo exciting!

    I did think of you both at the weekend - it was my niece's Christening and was lovely!

    Now, I don't know whether I'm more excited about your baby, or the secret assignation I'm having this afternoon after 3..... Will be back for Drivetimr though!

    Welcome Newbies!!!

    I know I didn't get to FNWC, but I was thinking of you all! Hope it wasn't too raucous - not had chance to catch up yet!

    Hope we get regular updates....

    S xx.

  • Comment number 41.

    oh yes, I remember that Serendipitysky, my doctor told me to get out of bed and walk around, which did progress things.....

    I think baby will be a girlie dj, golfer.

  • Comment number 42.

    hellenbach1....I did just that, I got out of bed at the first twinge and walked round the bed, timing each contraction and getting hubby to jot down the time between each one. We still have that bit of paper that noted times all through the night, slowly going from 15 mins apart down to 10, 7, and then 5, with the occasional scary 2 mins gap!...son is now 12. Also have a 14 year old and 4 year old all born at home.

    Happy memories, it's the most amazing time, especially the 2 weeks afterwards when it's all so exciting and new :)

  • Comment number 43.

    Oh not again! It was bad enough on Friday, trying to get stuff done in between checking the blog every five minutes :-)

    Good Luck (again....: -) )

  • Comment number 44.

    Is this it?

    Is this the outside world, where other humans live, where life is lived, where the planet turns, and animals and distant tribes drink from the well of existence?

    Oh good.

    This flu isn't nice is it?

    No ladies, not a head cold, not a man cold, not a virus.........THE FLU!!!!

    First time able to type my own name in five days. It's horrendous. Any other sufferers out there have my complete sympathy.

    As for Natasha and Chris and baby Evans......

    ....Thought I'd missed it. I tried to watch the news over the weekend, but the concoction of drugs, Lucozade, tiredness and a head that felt like it had been run over by a convoy of trucks, twice, left me hallucinating.

    Come on Tash, you can do it girl!!!!

    Chris, stand by your beds old pal, here it comes my son. Drivingtime will never be the same again. Two becomes three.......

    Back of the net.

    I'm off to lie down. The last ten minutes on my feet has made me feel like I've run a marathon. I'm ordering the hottest curry I can tonight, flush it out of me for good!!

    (I hope)


  • Comment number 45.

    Phew.....good luck CLP, Tash and babe. The excitement is all too much.....not long to go now though, we all hope!!

    sunday night's curry sounded fabulous.

    hope everyone else had good weekend. We eventually got some snow here last night, but all melting aready....pooh!!!

    look forward to hearing the next instalment Chris.


  • Comment number 46.

    hello there from another newbie

    ive never been this excited about a birth!

    good luck to you both - now hurry up!


  • Comment number 47.

    Seren, Hel...

    Completely agree with moving around! Gravity...

    S xx.

  • Comment number 48.

    Best wishes CLP to both you and Tash for a safe delivery.


  • Comment number 49.

    Clodagh, I'm sure he looked lovely in his bonnet and frills...I'm fairly sure as well that young Evans Junior probably won't have to have hand-me-downs...that child is already blessed!

    ...and regarding the lack of snow in various parts...we are going to get some on Friday and Saturday according to the long range forecast...whereas at present it is blowing a right hooley, and the rain hasn't got any gaps in it...

    my boots are full too

    Peeess. I asked my dear mother if she'd mind knitting some bootees (she's a pretty good knitter of babywear I have to say, too) for the Chris Evans' new addition.

    'That chap off the telly? What on earth would his baby need home-made bootees for?!'

    'So it's feet don't get cold.'

  • Comment number 50.


    I'm thinking little girl is on the way!!

  • Comment number 51.

    Who has the details for the charity donations from the bloggers after Baby DJ pops out?

    Might be worth sticking it on the CLP bloggers page on FB as well.

    Chezza x x x

  • Comment number 52.

    Morning/Afternoon everyone,

    Hope you had a good weekend. Quiet one for me..... but watched some good footie games..... And of course I have footie tonight, but just a kick-about.......Sunny and mild here this week. Temps in the 30s and 40s...... and only the odd snow shower.... supposedly ......... blue skies at the moment.....

  • Comment number 53.

    Cheryl: I know that Tinsel came up with the idea for the charity donation to the childrens' charity, Chase. I took a note of it, I hope it is accurate!


    There is a link where you can post who the donation is coming from, I think Tinsel said to use your Blog Name, followed by CLP Bloggers.

    Tinsel, hope I've got that right!!

    C xx

  • Comment number 54.

    Thanks Chrissie.

  • Comment number 55.

    Definitely over 8lbs - he's tall remember and babe's a week late now (all they do in the last month or so is GROW). Think it will be a girl too.

    Good luck both (all three even!).

    MV x

  • Comment number 56.

    Greetings Ter The CLP, Tash And Indeed ALL,

    Bingo Star ere......

    CLP/ Tash - Wooooooooooooo a tell yer, gettin' close now ter dropping BIG!!!!!!!
    If the curry ain't work try prunes.... gets things outta me fast!!!!!
    Never know..... might work for babies!!!!!!

    PS - The price of a tinna prunes makes me ANGRY!!!!!!!!
    Why iz it 26p for some value Fruit Cocktail, yet for a tinna prunes.... 90 DAMN P ??!!!!!!!

    PS Talkin' of fruit cocktails.... gotta joke....

    A waz down at me local butcher's the other dee.....

    The butcher iz very camp..... yeah, 'e tends ter mince!!!!!!!!!

    PPS CLP - A notice the date yuv putted.... 02/09/09 a thought it were 09/02/09 or are yer on yankie time!!!!!!!

    GOURAGNA 02/09/09... soz a mean 09/02/09!!!!!

    PPPS CLP - Ave been looking up yer F430 crudentials.... it iz a V8 az a thought.... A waz askin' Marky Mark about it!!!
    I'll bang yer FULL performance crudentials on the blog sopme time this week!!!!!

  • Comment number 57.

    ..... checked back and this is Tinsel's suggestion ...........

    "I think I might make a donation to Chase Hospice - the children's hospice CLP sells Christmas trees for every year. If we all made a donation 'from a CLP Blogger' instead of sending cards I bet us bloggers could really make a difference -"

    Hope Tinsel doesn't mind me sneaking this from her post back in January.

    I had missed this so thanks CtD for bringing it to the fore and Chrissie for posting the website address.

    A x

  • Comment number 58.


  • Comment number 59.

    Yeh...great idea.

    For those of us newbies, perhaps, someone could post 'idiot proof' guide as to how we make a donation on baby CLP's behalf.



  • Comment number 60.

    AS66: thanks for finding Tinsel's original post.

    I had a fair idea of what Tinsel had said, but couldn't remember all of it!

    Anyway, it's a fabulous idea, isn't it?!

    C xx

  • Comment number 61.

    Might be interesting to find out if Children In Need has CHASE as one of it's beneficiaries?

    hellenbach, over to you...do you know?

    I'd donate to CHASE anyway as the brother of a friend of ours goes there, and wouldn't be half the person he is without their help.

    just a thought

  • Comment number 62.

    Hi Both,

    just to say me and the good lady, Mrs Elpus, send you all the best wishes in the world.


  • Comment number 63.

    Goodness!! Anyone got The Oldies on Steve's show on in the background?

    I've just quite literally turned all wibbly wobbly.

    Jeff Buckley. Awesome.

  • Comment number 64.

    I have the on CtD..... and the oldies....LOL

    Not bad ones today......

  • Comment number 65.

    A marvellous idea indeed.

    In fact I'm goin' to make a donation insteada postin' Renee's knittin', and meanwhile if there's any baby giraffes out there born baldy and therefore a bit chilly, I have just the thing.

    (she got to the neck bit and forgot how to cast off...)


  • Comment number 66.

    Hazel, I will ask, but I am happy to donate to any children's charity.

    But like Steph could you please let us know how to do it. is there a "just giving" page?

    Hells x

  • Comment number 67.

    I really don't want to bring the tone down on the blog today.... but Hazel that Walkers Crips link.. dear me what is that stood next to the Chips exactley.... reminds me of something.

  • Comment number 68.

    Welcome to the blog Pip.....

  • Comment number 69.

    That flavour will never take off.

  • Comment number 70.

    This link should take you straight to the donations page:


    You might need to copy and paste it though as I have never done this on the blog before.

    A x

  • Comment number 71.

    Cheers A - the link works!

  • Comment number 72.

    thanks AS66

    oooh, don't often use my "real" name these days.

  • Comment number 73.

    Could someone post that on the faceache bloggers page? so I can find it once the baba's born? xx

  • Comment number 74.

    Hi, just wanted to add my very best good luck wishes to everyone else's. Such a special time for any family - enjoy! Well, maybe not quite enjoy ALL of it but you'll forget all that afterwards, it's true, honest it is.

    Hello to all bloggers old and new, exciting innit?

    Yours very sporadically,

    A x

  • Comment number 75.

    Hi boleyngirl, how are things?

  • Comment number 76.

    Hells, I meant if they don't, it might be nice if they could! I'm sure they must do...

    Anyhoo. Plum. I'm not sure, but it looks like a sardine.

    all a tad worrying either way

    I've just been sent this link. I'm not sure what you're really supposed to do, not being any kind of tech-head, but it does make priddy pictures...1,2,3 aaaaaaaaaaah...oochy coochy coo etc...for instance, I have a glittery pink unicorn just to the left of this page...

    am now going for cig

  • Comment number 77.

    I return, having had some fun, which has been grinning in secret...

    No news then? Guess we'll know in an hour if CLP's broadcasting to the Nation!

    S xx.

  • Comment number 78.




    x x x

  • Comment number 79.

    Welcome back Sammie......

  • Comment number 80.

    Forget about curries - put a pair of ipod speakers on her tummy and play Barrie Manilow at full volume - the little blighter will soon come scurrying out :)

  • Comment number 81.

    LOL Steve........

  • Comment number 82.

    I want to know! I can't wait until 5.05pm!!!!

    Can't concentrate...

    S xx.

  • Comment number 83.

    Ooohh this is too much. Almost time to switch off the computer and go for the darn train!

    Why oh why don't I have a wi-fi laptop? I can't believe I shall have to wait until Wednesday when I'm home to get the gossip. Do you think Tash will hold on until then if I ask her nicely? lol

  • Comment number 84.

    LOL pip..... not working tomorrow? I take it you can't get online at home? What about via your mobile?

  • Comment number 85.

    Hi Chris

    Hope the waiting will be over soon.


  • Comment number 86.


    Shame on you!! You've deeply upset Lola, my yellow-feathered alter-ego!

    Now, where's Rico gone .......

    Chezza x x x

  • Comment number 87.

    Other way around JLFB007! I've been working at home today and then away on business from tonight until Wednesday evening. Going to be stuck on a cross country train during CLP's slot today :-(

    No internet access during my meetings tomorrow or Wednesday either :-(

    Perhaps its about time I figured out how to get radio on my mobile! I forget I can use it for things other than phoning people! lol Now where is that instruction book.....!!!!

  • Comment number 88.

    Awww, Christoff - in tears of joy for you both! Give our love and a huge hug to Tash! You will make wonderful parents, and we are very grateful that you have shared the experience so openly with us all! God bless you both and that lucky wee baby who will be surrounded with such love!



    Broody mare, Susan sending huggles all round! Off to pick BWLass from nursery, then dinner, then work, :(

    Oh, hubby has a meeting tomorrow, and is having to work on 150 word synopsis to show why he should be considered for any of the posts that could be 100's of miles away. :( Thanks for the support you lovely bunch!

  • Comment number 89.

    LOL pip....

  • Comment number 90.

    CtD..... first adams this morning, now scolari gets the boot.... will wenger be next?

  • Comment number 91.

    Bloomin' heck Bondy - thought you were joking there.....the first was trailed on MOTD 2 last night but the other's a surprise to me. They have totally lost the plot there IMHO.

    Guess we'll all be trying to listen in 30 mins to see who is presenting the show!


  • Comment number 92.

    Or Raffa?

  • Comment number 93.

    OMG guess what I'm doing with my mobile.....!!!!

    I've got Steve Wright in my ear. Thanks JLFB007. Wow! Easily impressed me!

  • Comment number 94.

    derbyfi....I agree, I supposed they expected to have the prem title wrapped up by xmas.....LOL

    steff, if they come up empty this year I expect he will be gone...

  • Comment number 95.

    Hello Bondy, just haring around chasing me tail as usual - clarinet lesson (me, giving), tai kwon do drop off (NOT ME) and now, oh joy oh rapture, a big weekly shop.

    Anyone know who's doing the show tonight?

    A x

    PS Hello Highlandlass Suze

  • Comment number 96.

    pip, technology is a wonderful thing.....LOL

  • Comment number 97.

    How exciting CLP,

    Wishing Tash a safe and speedy delivery. Thank goodness I'm off sick today and can listen to the start of the show.

    Can't wait to hear the good news.

    Sending lots of love to you all

    xxx (That's one for each of you)

  • Comment number 98.

    boleyngirl, how many days off did you have last week because of the snow?

  • Comment number 99.

    That's me off. Overpriced plastic sandwiches and tepid coffee calls. Let the train take the strain! Oh yeah!


  • Comment number 100.

    TTFN pip...... have a good trip and all.....


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