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You know it's going to be a good day when...

Chris Evans | 07:08 UK time, Friday, 6 March 2009

You know it's going to be a good day when...

...you wake up early enough to enjoy ten minutes of reflection in bed before the day starts.

What do I have to do today ? What do I want to do today ? What are my priorities ? What can I fit in today ? And most important of all - what time and where do we want our Friday night to get under way.

I then sequence everything through my head to see if I can realistically fit it all in, like the running order for a television or radio show and if it's too full things have to go.

As you get older you realise that less is definitely more and it's quality not quantity, better to do one thing and give yourself the time to enjoy it than try and fit three things in and rush around just to get them done - too much stress, not enough enjoyment.

You also know it's going to be a good day when you climb out of bed and notice how soft the bedroom carpet is under your feet and how glad you are you went for that particular pile or weave or whatever it's called. I stepped on ours this morning and immediatley thought,

"I love this carpet."

Have I been taking too much night nurse ? Maybe, hey man... ha ha !

I like to prefer it means I have the day under control, for now at least and that some good sleep has been had and some positive energy acquired

So, here we go:- a bit of work, then the men arrive with Tash's new desk, I take Noah whilst Mum sorts herself out and has her daily bonding session with the Beth dog, then the family climb aboard the funbus off to Blackbushe aerodrome where we have huge cups of coffee and toast before me and Spencer, the dogless Dog Whisperer disciple, are going to have a blue sky fly to Wales and back, got to keep those hours up you know. Back for the show and then visitors for tonight and tomorrow.

Noah's big sis is coming to say hello.

Cold's moved on to the dry cough stage now... ummm nice.

Have a great one everyone, see you on the radio.




P.S. Tash says the blog stresses her out so if you would be so kind as to forgive her, she will definitely blog again, but not to order - more when the mood takes her. Ta.



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  • Comment number 1.

    Great plans Chris! Everything sounds hunky dory in the Evans' household. And Tash is forgiven - she has enough to contend with I think and stressing because of the blog is definately a no-no. Have a great day.

  • Comment number 2.

    While you fly over Wales, look down over Mold and Connah's Quay (presuming you get that far!!) and give me a wave. Although you will probably only be going over South Wales so I won't hang out the window with my binocs ogling every plane that comes over!!!!!!

  • Comment number 3.

    Looks like it's just you and little ol' me today Chris. With a few hundred miles in between (before anyone gets any ideas - that's how rumours start!!).

    I knew it was going to be a good day when I stepped out of bed and sank into my cup of tea which I hadn't finished and i had left on the floor next to my bed very early this morning. Oh joy!! One good thing was that the tea was mopped up by my book I had been reading and not the carpet. I think I had the gist of that page anyway so can skip it. All these blessings in disguise!!

    But it will be a good day now as all that activity really woke me up, got me out the house knowing that that was the bad bit and the rest of the day is good! Some logic there - I think.

  • Comment number 4.

    Morning Chris!

    nice and early today. and you are so right about quality not quantity. we have a couple in our social circle whose calendar is always bursting. consequently, whenever an invite gets floated around for drinks or whatever, you tend to get given a time-slot by them, they then turn up (invariably late!) all flustered because they couldn't get away from their previous engagement, and have another one to go to after this one .... WHAT?!?!?!

    Something's gotta give somewhere. You can't please all of the people all of time time, but you can indeed wear yourself out trying!

    Sun's out here in Suffolk but there is a frost, which means de-frosting the car in about .. ooooh, 5 minutes. Booo!!!

    Right, off to the Factory Of Fun called workplace.

    Catch you all later!

    Deev x x x

    ps: Tash - of course you're forgiven! xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Chris and all early birds,

    Had a hectic week and so am only now able to catch up with the blog. Was sorry to read about you all going down with colds and its good to hear life is on the up.
    Enjoy the helicopter trip - its certainly seems to be beautiful weather for birds eye viewing today.

    Spend a great weekend catching up with your family visitor.

    I agree with you and CtD - less is definitely more.

    Take care one and all - must be off to work.

    Tash - look forward to hearing from you whenever you feel the urge to write.


  • Comment number 6.

    Durbangirl - that's what I like, find the silver lining!

    CLP, wonderful start to the day. Mine was a bit slower, I have to say, but once I got into the car I was singing all the way to work (I think I got a few funny looks, but I don't care!). It's a beautiful day and I've got the afternoon off. So I think I might go to the butterfly place (ooh, can't remember what it's supposed to be called) because I've been meaning to go for nearly a year and now I work just down the road. Silver lining ahoy!

    AF xx

  • Comment number 7.

    TROPICAL WORLD!! Sorry for the shouting.....

    AF x

  • Comment number 8.


    Ive got the day off work but not sure what to do with myself - im on my own adn have to be quiet at home or go out and it has tp be either cheap or free- answers on a postcard please

    Super bp

    PS - have a good weekend everyone

  • Comment number 9.

    Good Morning Chris,

    Enjoy your day, sounds great. What a Wonderful World!

    I missed Tash's blog but fully understand. It will be good to hear from her again one day. Also missed the picture of Noah, but loved the picture of the Himalayas, always wanted to go there!

    Lots of love

  • Comment number 10.

    Hiya Chris, you always sound so "up" - it's really quite inspiring!

    Have a great weekend - lovely that Noah will get a visit from his big sister.

    Tash: just come on here whenever you want - I agree; if I had to come up with a blog to write, even once a week, I'd be stressed out! Hope to see you soon, though!

    C xx

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning all!!!

    Wow....blue sky and sunshine....

    ...and I am going to bed.....

    Such is the life of a night nurse.....

    ....so night night all. See you around 4ish.


  • Comment number 12.


    Simply The Best by Tina Turner. Isn't she great for 70!


  • Comment number 13.

    Blogging at 7am... you clearly do have your day sorted out! I had lots of time for reflection this morning too... only because our little Noah was screaming at 6am not because I woke up wanting to reflect or anything!

  • Comment number 14.

    Well, the sky may be blue but took a wee while to defrost the Micra. 2 Degrees - yikes!

    super_bagpuss: if I had the day off I'd clean the house top to bottom so that when the love of my life (or Mr Deev!) is there over the weekend, quality time can be had together.

    It's free, it'll make you feel all smug and self-satisfied and if you put some music on while you do it, you can turn it into a workout routine!!


    Deev x x x

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning Chris, Tash, Noah and All Bloggers,

    I am in such a good mood today, even though I slept really badly and woke up at 5:30. However, when I did wake up all I could hear was a blackbird singing so beautifully that it put a smile on my face. So I got up and made a brew, then thought to myself that it was too nice to drive to work so decided to walk.

    I live by a river, so the walk was lovey and to make it even better what pops up on my ipod - Mr Blue Sky, so I sang along at the top of my voice - am I bovvered what people thought - NO xx

    So my ARF please...

    Mr Blue Sky - ELO

    Thanks Chris

    Have a great day everyone.


  • Comment number 16.

    P.S. Good luck for today Debs - you're a star and yes do tell Mr W that we love his bread, crumpets, fruit loaf and hot cross bun loaf, all of the above I have in my freezer and that's down to you and this blog.


  • Comment number 17.

    Morning Chris and family

    Glad your day’s sorted.

    I know it's gonna be a good day when I wake to sunshine and blue skies peeking through the curtains, the best feeling ever.

    Look forward to Tash’s next blog, but she has to be in the mood, and then it will flow.

    Enjoy your weekend, and big sis visiting, how lovely.

    Penny x

  • Comment number 18.

    Ah Christophe...the wonder of those few minutes when you realise that you've got them as 'extra' on your day...I had that yesterday...but not this morning unfortunately...however, I'm currently supping a turtley delishus cuppa coffee and munching on a Wagon Wheel (other sizes used to be available) and thinking how beautiful the sea and sky look from my fourth story window.

    It is going to be a good day, later on I'm meeting up with a very dear friend who I haven't seen for AGES dah-link...and I think, at last, that the heating is working at the Sett...am now touching wood...and I am looking forward to the Badger's return tomorrow hoorah!

    Good luck Deb, hope you get good news Nicki x

    le soliel est brille, la ciel est bleu et les oiseaux et les oiseaux chantent

    SBeep, if the weather is lovely, go for a good long amble somewhere where the crocuses might be coming out yet...if not, Brief Encounter, Bridget Jones and soup. Have a good day off!

    Plum, glad you didn't go too far!

    TTTed, thanks again x

  • Comment number 19.

    What a lovely start to the day CLP, up in the sky on such a beautiful day. Clocks go forward soon, so lighter evenings to look foward to as well.

    Best of luck on the meeting today Debs - go girl!

    Ginge - thoughts with you on Sunday, such an emotional time for you and your daughter.

    Super-bagpuss - I agree with Deev get all the chores done with the radio blaring and then go for walk in the sunshine ( if you've got it in your neck of woods!)

    Md xxxxx

  • Comment number 20.

    ......eh questions marks - what's that all about!!?

  • Comment number 21.

    pee ess please tell Tash that we wouldn't ever presume to order her to blog...is entirely up to her...I think she probably has enuff on her plate looking after you three without doing blogging too...coo!

    Tash, don't you worry m'dear!

  • Comment number 22.

    Morning from sunny Enfield!

    Bless Tash, we look forward to hearing from her again when she feels like blogging CLP.

    Thanks for the good luck guys, he's a very friendly man and quite down to earth so I'm sure all will be fine.

    And thanks Cheryl, still haven't eaten but feel better.

    Debbie x

  • Comment number 23.


    Thanks for the advice re cleaning the house- the only issue is Mr bp is in bed after working nights so he might not appreciate the noise - hence the fact I am having to be very quiet

    Have just walked to post office and library to get things done which is nice and I am thinking I might take book to the disater known as the back garden and enjoy the sun

    Super bp x

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning all

    Just lovin all these end of week jolly vibes!

    Bless you Tash....whenever you feel like joining us again we will welcome you with open eyes! Enough stress in the world without getting in a fuddle about us and the blogging world. The odd photo now and again would be nice though.

    Anyhow....busy day again here in sunny Northants although I'd much rather be doing the chores instead of working. So am a bit envious of those lucky enough to have the day off and get ahead for the weekend.

    Oh, well, at least Mr Sains Bugs will get a visit later rather than the Saturday scrum.

    AliB - Love the ARF - can I 2nd that one please?


  • Comment number 25.

    Oops sorry super-bagpuss - forgot the fact you had to be very quiet, the blaring radio and hoover would have gone down well and started the weekend on a good note!!!


  • Comment number 26.

    lost alibaba - can I say your ARF is my fav song in the whole world ever becuase it makes me happy

    super bpx

  • Comment number 27.

    Someone could have told me there was a new blog, I was getting really bored next door! LOL

    DD out

  • Comment number 28.

    Sounds like you had the same start to the day as I, was only disturbed by the Mrs drying her hair telling to to take the dog out!

    Just incase my ARF got missed as it was the cut of of the old blog... it was

    Slade, cum of feel the noise

    Baby baby baby!

    How is everybody today, looking forward to a great weekend, with hopefully some fine weather for pub dog walking

    Walk for half hour stop in a pub, walk another half hour or so, and another pub

    Its calorie neutral as you are exersizing and you drink

  • Comment number 29.

    Ello Ter CLP, Tash, Noah And INDEED ALL Blog Persons.....

    Bingo Star ere.....

    In the words of The Fonejacker's car salesman Terry Tibbs......
    TALK TER ME...... TALK TER ME.........

    CLP - VERY sorry ter 'ear Tash ain't bloging terdee!!!!!
    A waz logging in in anticipation ter read 'er posting.....
    Tash 'ope yer post again soon!!!!!!!!!

    As for carpets..... I used play toy cars on mine!!!
    Yeah.... the lines were perfect for making narrow gap situations and sharp corners and INDEED streets.... ok a waz about 6!!!!
    Born ter drive!!!!!!

    As for the simple things in life making yer 'appy.... me too!!!!

    Like my VERY exciting news ave goot ter share with all..... I'll bang it on on Tuesdees blog!!!!!!

    Ave a most nice weekend all!!!!!!

    Prof Plum - The Sinckersnatch..... A take it back then!!!!
    A ddin't realise your were nicking The Brand's material!!!!!
    Mind you I am above with..... TTTTTTTERRY TIBBS!!!!!!!!!

    B's Mum - Glad yer computer iz powerful!!!!
    I recently bought a new computer and me printer software won't work with the Vista!!!
    Been on ter printer manufacturers and they don't do the download software!!!!
    So now ave either gotta throw away a perfectly good printer and buy a new one or go the local library everytime a wanter print.... so much for recycling/ being green and progress!!!!!

    Next time a go inter a supermarket and they reluctantly give me a plastic bag with the I am evil and destroying the world loooook..... I might remember about me printer and end up punching them!!!!!

    Soz going off on one now!!!!!!!

    Before a go totally ape and bring the blog down.......

    'ope all ave a nice weekend!!!!!!

    Don't know why a wreet that everyweek..... az am off all week and my working week starts terdee.... a work weekends every week.... so terdee iz really my Mondee!!!!!

    Ahhhh it's all stress!!!!!

    Mind you Fisichella's working week normally starts on a Thursdee through the weekend!!!!!
    PS Noot long before the F1 season kicks off!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Comment number 30.

    PS Forgot ter say.....

    Last neet a taped the U2 gig off the digital... first time ave done it!!!
    Up until 3.30am!!!!!
    'ad ter jig all me scart leads arooound but managed ter do it... so ave added it ter me U2 in Milan tape and U2 Zoo gig - WROCKIN'!!!!!

    Also before it goes finally managed ter listen ter last fridee's BIG U2 CLP radio show.... and U2 were errrrr ok but the best bit.......


    A knew JONO one dee would get ter take control of The MIXER....... It waz worth listening ter the show just ter 'ear JONO S DJ...ing!!!!!!
    And what waz the first tune 'e played.... on 'is R2 DJ debut?? U2 and The Fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MAN iz that man on it BIG when it comes ter WROCK.... whatta choice!!!!!!!!!

    I really 'ope if CLP iz ever off suddenly or just off on 'olidee they let JONO S do a whole show!!!!!
    I really like 'im and 'e's VERY entertaining!!!!!
    Ave met Jono and 'e really iz az friendly and az nice az 'e sounds on the radio!!!!!
    BIG up ter The JONO dude!!!!!

    Chow again!!!!!

  • Comment number 31.

    Morning Chris, I agree with you ,its great whenyou wake up ane just know its a good day.Really enjoyed the blogg.
    Tash has lots to do with Noah, shes forgiven.Look forward to hearing from her in the future.Have a good weekend all of you. lots of love.x

  • Comment number 32.

    Morning all!

    had the need to share my big EUGH!!!!

    Just made my morning work mug of tea only to find that the milk has turned and the shop is 4 miles away ;-( So have had to have a black coffee instead its JUST NOT THE SAME!

    my incident smattered morning started at about 2.30 when old grumpy mut needed out for the loo, then at 3.15 he decided to tell me that he'd run out of water, Oh and then at 4 remembered that he hadn't done the "other" at 2.30 - whilst out doing the "other" caught the scent of a bitch in season and went for a donder! Mr Egg eventually surfaced took the truck out and went to pick him up just down the road. 7.30 my Rascal alarm did his best "steal the baby's breath" impression and wrapped himself over my nose and mouth whilst purring LOUDLY!

    Ahhh but they are cute aren't they!

    yawn Quack yawn

  • Comment number 33.

    Chris: Thanks for the blog. It is good to know what you and your family are up to.

    Tash: Blog when YOU want to no, stress required.

  • Comment number 34.

    Hi all, esp Hazel L
    Thanks so much for remembering, I should have some news today - gonna give the agency til 3 then I shall have to call them for the sake of whats left of my sanity.
    Glad your heating is feeling a bit better. I have lived in this house for about 20 years - heating has never worked (well while I was here with my ex) but sexy new (5yrs now, is that still new?) has had it all fixed-bless 'im, so warm as toasty stuff now.

    Innit a luverly day, Sun, Birdies tweeting and everything.
    I know this sounds daft, but I've just put a load of washing out on the line, I love how that looks in the sunshine.

    read ya later

  • Comment number 35.

    Off in ten minutes. Still haven't eaten. Hope that my tummy doesn't start really growling!

    Debbie x

    p: Nicki I can't wait to get washing out on the line, I totally agree with you.

  • Comment number 36.

    what a great day, fell simialr myslef this morning....thanks crunchie it's Friday!! Also helps to wake up to the sun shining on a gorgeous frosty morning! Nothing like a walk with an over excited Labrador to kick start the day!

    ARF Guns 'n' Roses - Sweet Child o Mine Great rocking track to get Friday night started. I may evenm atempt to leave early tonight!!

  • Comment number 37.

    Afternoon peeps!

    I too am feeling all at one with the world today. May be due to the fact that I have bunked off work on flexi and come home for lunch - beans on toast, lovely!

    Durbangirl - re Chris doing a fly-passed over where you live. I had no idea you were so close to where I am - Wrexham. Small world eh!

    Off to do governor stuff at local primary school this afternoon and then ten-pin bowling tonight, with the girlies, for pal's birthday - so no FNWC for me, unless you are all still hanging in there at about 11'ish.

    I might raise a glass or two to you in the pub, post bowling, so will be with you in spirit.

    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 38.

    Morning all,

    Nicki, couldn't agree more.

    Just drove from Norwich to Aylesbury in the glorious sunshine.

    Makes everything alright don't it?!

    ARF - Hothouse flowers - Don't go!

    Ripples x

  • Comment number 39.

    Crumpy - haven't had beans on toast for years and years! Why not I ask myself - they're delicious... specially with a fried egg on top. Good, wholesome bedsit meal of yesteryear prepared on a single burner!!


  • Comment number 40.

    You can't beat a nice quality carpet.

    Bingo I don't intentionally nick Brand material, but I have to say some areas I very much relate too.

    Hazel Hope your heaters are working.

    Not many suggestions for ARF so maybe I might be in with a chance .
    Of course it would have to be Led Zepp. The first band I ever saw at Bellvue Zoo in Manchester. Well not the Zoo the Kings Hall next door actually.

    This is where I met Robert Plant and he offered me a beer. Being a girly girl I refused.

    Now then what track

    Black Dog.

    If this does not get played as it is my Birthday tomorrow I will be most displeased, but then I usually am

  • Comment number 41.

    Blimey Ripples, did you get your passport stamped with the symbol of the 6th finger as you left Fenland.

    DD out

  • Comment number 42.

    Deev is bored!

  • Comment number 43.

    DD - oi!!!!! cheeky monkey!

  • Comment number 44.


    Great choice for ARF - takes me back to Wembley Stadium, July 1990 and my first time of seeing The Rolling Stones.

    That was the first track that was played over the PA as I entered the Stadium and I was so overcome I bawled me big brown eyes out!

    CLP played it for me last year as one of my Gobsmackers.

    Deev xx

  • Comment number 45.

    LOL Dave - Ooops I mean...I don't know what you are talking about, but I hope you are not casting aspersions on the good people of Norfolk..Ahem, that ought to cover it!


  • Comment number 46.

    Deev - Get you! x

  • Comment number 47.

    Wassup Deev?

  • Comment number 48.

    Rips, Norfolk's fine, it's that dodgy lot in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire that you have to keep an eye on! Give 'em an inch and they take over the country!

    Ooooh historical satire!

    DD out

  • Comment number 49.

    Get me? Not many people do Rips!!

    Its just so quiet here. Work to do, but no urgency applied to it. Morale thru the floor - 3 laid off this week.

    Been prepping a database for a mailshot for the last hour or so. Almost fell asleep in the process.

    Still, this time next week - afternoon off, lunch with besty mate, then nail bar, then hairdressers ... the blog meet in Brum!!


    But for now, bored Deev xx

  • Comment number 50.

    Dissy David - I is in Suffolk and I is lovely. Apparently.

    x x x

  • Comment number 51.

    Jeeps, I must have done something wrong, only my mother ever calls me David!

  • Comment number 52.

    Deev, you know you're just a stones throw from being an Essex girl!!!

    DD out

    PS Playtime over, plaster put on nose!

  • Comment number 53.

    DD - grew up in Essex. Work in Essex now. It's always gonna haunt me!

    Deev x x x

  • Comment number 54.

    Ah thanks Prof, the true indicator of warmth will be when I get home this eve, and the cats aren't huddled round the calorgaz wrapped in blankets...just to say too, fi and Thunderclap, my landlady came through with instructions...this morning...and they say persackly wot I did last eve...phew wot a scorcher!

    ...and wishing you a very happy birthday for tomorrow too!!

    I've already arsted for The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann, so I won't arst for that again...but may I add another ARF please?

    whole lotta rosie ACDC

    many ts

    ps I only like bean juice. On fried bread. Possibly with an egg.

    Chez...I'm sure you can find someone to play with...

  • Comment number 55.

    Hi, No probs with Tash, but can we still have the promised oic of ickle each week?
    How about stating with The Tams and Hey girl don't bother me, for no other reason than i love the song and never hear it played.

  • Comment number 56.

    Ms Love - I wish! xx

  • Comment number 57.

    Afternoon all

    Glad to hear the Sett is warming up for Hazel - and although it was very frosty overnight the lovely sunshine does help with the old positive mental attitude, doesn't it?

    I put my washing out earlier but the sun is now surrounded by grey bits so it may not be out too much longer. Must keep one eye on that - which makes typing even harder than usual........

    Good luck to all those with nice things like birthdays or sad and tricky things ahead this weekend - especially to Gingembre.

    The first anniversaries are the hardest - or so I'm told by those in a position to know - and they seem to agree that time does help ease things. Hope you and your daughter can get through it together.

    I must give apologies for FNWC again, as I'll be driving up the M1 for some hours tonight and that doesn't mix with wine! Have a good one folks.


  • Comment number 58.

    Afternoon each,

    A stranger in the midst..and they dont come stranger so they say....!

    Everyone seems chipper despite the colds, cold setts and such like going on!

    Have been a lurker, just had a mad couple of wks and not had a second,nevermind a minute to post..but missed ya all!

    So, AC/DC live in Paris..amazing, new car..amazing, new pet rats...amazing...you get the drift! (and yes MW`a - they were pur-chased from your shop - well a northern version of it anyway!)

    So, life is pretty good...despite the amount of rubbish i`m having at work at the moment the getting home bit makes it all worth it...

    Hope everyone have a spanking weekend...kind thoughts to those who need it and big fun to the rest of you!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 59.

    Oh, ARF - I`m with HL..in fact she beat me to it!

    Whole Lotta Rosie by the amazing AC/DC...you aint seen nothing til you`ve seen it live!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 60.

    Back In Black just makes me think of Russell Brand now ....

    I soooooooooooo wanna go to the 02 i April to see him again.


    Deev xxx

  • Comment number 61.

    ARF: Best Friend by Queen

    Just because my lovely Hubby has been put on a 4 day a week and he is at home doing all the cleaning.

    Hope you all start to feel better soon Chris my little one is off school at the mo with an ear infection but is staying with her grandparents and being spolit rotton.


  • Comment number 62.

    Hi Chris and the regular bloggers

    Joined when loads of people did to congratulate you on Noah's arrival and haven't had chance to write much on the blog for a while. Been a bit busy with half term, daughter's 10th birthday and last week I hit the big 4 and 0!!

    I've been reading when I can. You regulars all seem to have SO much fun! Makes a great read.

    The world of Evans sounds a great place to be too.Tried to log on each day just to catch up with your news Christophe!It's a great tonic listening to you and reading about your world when things elsewhere are gloomy.

    Sorry to hear you've been colded and glad your on the mend.

    Heard some of U2 on the radio and will hit my red button this weekend!!

    It's been lovely hearing from Tash too. Loved the blog last Friday RE: U2 and the photo. He really is gorgeous!!Tash has got a lot to deal with though right now and shouldn't feel stressed about writing on the blog. Dipping in and out is fine with me. I think that's what I will have to do too. Too many things to do not enough hours in the day.

    I need to listen to your advice Chris and stop trying to spin so many plates!! I like to help people but need to learn to say "No" sometimes!

    Have a great show and a fab weekend.

    Love to all

    Jen x

  • Comment number 63.

    Morning/afternoon everyone from a very mild Upstate NY. Cloudy this morning but temps are supposed to be in the low 50s. Very unseasonable for the region. Normally we're in the 30s with snow..... Question is, will we pay for it later.


  • Comment number 64.

    Got to rush as GD has injured herself at Jolly Hockey stix!

    Happy weekend everyone.

    Luv 'n hugs


  • Comment number 65.

    Am just listenining again to U2...just had very late lunch of a pasta thing...so feeling all stuffed and nicely lined for the alcoholic intake that is bound to happen later the same day...

    anyhoo, Scoob, indeed!!!

    fi, PMA today, and I've just realised, the words on my top read 'Everything is going to run Smoothly' and it does appear to be being...we like!

    Chez, just ask if you can have your ball back

  • Comment number 66.

    Bondy...in fair Brighthelmstone, the weather continues fine...

  • Comment number 67.

    steffib1 and Crummy, haven't had a fried egg on my beans on toast, but will have to give it a try. I have just started adding cheese to it which I think was a CLP recommendation.

  • Comment number 68.


    Problem sorted. Have been having my own ball over on the other side!

    Minx that I am!!

    Deev x x x x

  • Comment number 69.

    hazel, glad to hear it......

  • Comment number 70.

    Marmite on toast (you either love it or hate it) add cheese, then beans - yummy!

    Afternoon Bond, any meetings today?


  • Comment number 71.


    Mark Radcliffe showed how it should be done on Tuesday evening.

    So if you want to prove that you are an equally good DJ then just play Immigrant song by Led Zeppelin as the first song on the show today.

    AK (hammer of the Gods)

  • Comment number 72.

    Hi Penny, I have done the marmite and even bovril on the toast before the beans, but that was in the days before I started adding cheese. I'll have to try it again with the cheese.....

    More meetings today I'm afraid. One later this morning, over lunch, then one mid afternoon. The last one will be a struggle as I had a very late night playing footie last night.... but it was worth it.....

  • Comment number 73.

    All this talk about food and I still haven't eaten.

    Will have to make up for it later.

    Looking forward to FNWC.

    Debbie x

  • Comment number 74.


    You just make sure you eat before FNWC, or else you'll be out cold before the first ad break in Corrie!

    How'd it go then??

    Deev x xx

  • Comment number 75.

    I think we should start early Debbie...... I'm in need of a pick-me-up.......

  • Comment number 76.

    ARF request -

    John, I'm only dancing - David Bowie.


    PS Hazel, glad to hear you are a bit warmer today.

  • Comment number 77.

    I'm with James!

  • Comment number 78.

    Lucky old you!

  • Comment number 79.

    Cheese, worcestersestershire sauce. Is how I used to eat beans. All mixed in the pan...then a wee sprinkling of extra cheese atop the mess and under the grill for but a minute to goo it up.

    Immigrant Song eh.

    Now you've got me all AAAAAAAAAAAAA-UH!


  • Comment number 80.

    LOL Ted........ but thanks for the support rips

  • Comment number 81.

    hazel, hmmmmmmm another one I need to try. Did you then put them on toast?

  • Comment number 82.

    Hair o'the dog Ripples? x

  • Comment number 83.

    Haha Ted, I wish I was though!

    Deev.....quite simply....Yes!

    And with a quiz night at the Rugby club tomorrow followed a trip to watch the mighty Irish away to Wasps on Sunday.

    It promises to be a heavy weekend.

    Happy days!!


  • Comment number 84.


    I'm saving myself for next weekend!

    Deev x

  • Comment number 85.

    Rips, reminds me of the days of watching the rugby internationals with the Canadian rugby.... great days, I think!!!!! LOL

  • Comment number 86.

    CtD, must be for the big game of the weekend, Man Utd v Liverpool.....LOL

  • Comment number 87.

    Afternoon bloggers,

    Cheesey Beanos!!! Hazel that is exactly how i have mine, didn't know there were so many variations on a theme.

    Rips shounds lick you'llll beeee heaving a gooooodddd wickend. Enjoy.

    Why i a hair o the dog called a hair o the dog?? Cos once you have it you feel nothing like hair of dog in mouth!


  • Comment number 88.

    and sparkly, made the mouse ears....they are fab. So thank you so much. Maybe a business idea there, how to make your own fancy dress and you supply the instructions and materials!? Go girl!


  • Comment number 89.

    maybe 007, maybe.

    today has been the longest day on record tho - feel like i've been here for 17 hours, let alone 7!

    as soon as i walk thru the door of Deev Towers a bottle of shiraz will be opened and devoured. no idea what's for dinner but as long as i get to open and abuse a bottle of red, i'll be a happy deev!

    Deev x x x

  • Comment number 90.

    All this talk of drinking.................have just had some apple juice - which was nice, but not quite the thing for a Friday.

    Maybe I'll manage a small one before bed tonight (ooh er...........) if the traffic isn't too horrendous. Just loving hearing about all the jams that Sal's talking about on my route!

    Never mind, only 50 mins to go before my official end of week time.


  • Comment number 91.

    and the longevity of my day is not aided by Mr Russell Brand posting on twitter things about his thighs.


  • Comment number 92.

    Always used to say the morning after the night before that ones mouth felt like the bottom of a baby's pram..... all p*ss and broken biscuits...LOL

  • Comment number 93.

    Off to my meeting..... back later....

  • Comment number 94.

    Post whenever you can Tash ,we'll wait ,you've much more important things to do at the moment .
    Your weekend sounds better than mine I've got to garden 'Time off for good behaviour on Sat eve to see The Reader .Hop it's as good as the hype .

  • Comment number 95.

    I'll make sure that I eat first Cheryl and yes Bondy I'm up for an early start too!

    It went well thanks for asking Cheryl. I was the first to turn up to the meeting room and the General Manager introduced me to him. The meeting was interesting, really glad that I went.

    Told LM that I met the big boss at work today and his reply was 'how big was he..was he massive?'

    Debbie x

  • Comment number 96.

    LOL Deb - LM is so cute. Can't wait til April!!

    Right. Developments Chez Deev.

    Not sure if I'll make FNWC this eve: just rang Mr Deev to ask how his day went (unions in to sort out their job situs etc). He wants us to go straight down the local, as soon as I get in, no time to pontificate, so he can tell me about his day, and then we're getting a takeaway (hurrah!)

    I asked if he still had a job. His reply: "at the moment, i'll tell you later"

    Hells Bells people. Here we go again. If I don't make it later then the Speckled Hen has more than likely consumed me. If I do make it later, it could be a messy Deev what turns up!!

    Flippin' eck and then some.

    Deeva x x x x

  • Comment number 97.

    Morning....afternoon .....whenever chaps!!!

    I have the feeling I snoozed through a lovely sunny day but, unusually for a first night, I slept like a log.

    One of the joys of working nights is the earlier mornings; watching the sun come up while feeding some little 3 pound scrap of nothing in SCBU and listening to the birdies giving it some welly.

    Hey hazel-love....one of our standard cheapie meals as student nurses was what we called Millionaire's Beans....

    grated cheddar cheese mixed with a little salad cream and lots of L&P then spread thickly on bread (toast one side first then spread on the raw side) and grill until bubbly then pour the hot beans on top.

    We used to get the ends of the cheese piece at the cheese counter very cheaply and bread that was a little stale and it was a dirt cheap meal for us poor nurses!! Things have changed a little now..... the students on the unit bring micro-meals or packs of sushi or little salads they have packed at home. I do warn them that some nights we don't get time to eat......


  • Comment number 98.

    Yep he is cute. Takes after his mother ;-)

    Cheryl whatever time you turn up, there will be someone here I'm sure.

    Hope that it's not too bad news for you both.

    x x x

  • Comment number 99.

    Cheers Deb - me too! I can't possibly start shopping in @sd@. I'm a w@itrose gal!!

    Deev xxx

  • Comment number 100.

    diva- - the last three months have seen some big changes in our lifes - its amzing what you can get used to when you need to :-)


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