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Here Comes The Sonys.

Chris Evans | 09:14 UK time, Monday, 11 May 2009

Morning Dream Team...

... tis the day of the Radio Oscars.

The Sony Awards take place tonight at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London. It is, as they say, "a big deal" - in radioland at least.

And I have to say it's been a huge deal in our house all weekend as I am hosting them this year and have been constantly annoying Tash with questions like:

Is this funny ? Should I really wear the pointy hat ? Is it alright if I go without food for the next forty eighty hours in an attempt to lose a bit of this lard ?

Tash will be there as supportive as ever whilst Mand her sis' looks after the wee one. Noah has approved the script, although he did take out one joke by virtue of being sick all over it. Tash will be sat with the Drivetime team of course who will be out in force complete with fancy frocks and full make up - especially Jonny.

The team are all gonna be kitted out and ticketed up cos' we ourselves are nominated for two of the gongs.

So do I know if we've won ? Absolutely not - those two pages of my script have been blanked out. I honestly have no idea.

What I do know is that there are some fabulous people coming along to help out and you can in fact watch it all at www.radioawards.org.

It should be a great night - a late night but a great night.

I am genuinely excited and more than a little nervous. It's like prize giving at school but with wine instead of Ki-ora.

Here's to radio and all who sail in her and whether we win tonight or not - long live the wireless - FM/AM/LW/SW/DIGITAL or otherwise.

Have a great Monday gang.





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  • Comment number 1.

    Morning Chris,

    Have fun tonight, sounds like it's gonna be fun. I hope you win.


  • Comment number 2.

    i was going to say where is everybody are you all on the old blog??

  • Comment number 3.

    Oh - its an exciting day today for some

    we will have our collective fingers crossed for you CLP and team

    Also can we have fingers crossed and good lucks to JG for her exam

    And for Debbie going to work tomorrow

    And congrats to Deevs and MrD

    have I missed anyone???
    debs le deux
    (like that MTF!)

  • Comment number 4.

    Sounds like it's going to be a great evening CLP!

    Thanks Ali for the good luck, I'm as confident as I can be, and am now more nervous about finding the exam centre and somewhere to park! LOL

    Still I'll leave plenty of time to get there

    JG x

  • Comment number 5.

    Good luck CLP and indeed anyone else needing some!

    Loving this sunshine today, but blimey it's windy out there. Hope the washing is still on the line when I get back later.

    Debbie x

  • Comment number 6.

    can i have the shortened version of the weekends news please

    i have been shifting my share of 13 tonnes of balast (sp) and we have just had another delivery of 8 tonnes...lucky me

    oh yes

    and i have the tail end of flu so i havent been able to catch up on blog news

  • Comment number 7.

    What a tragic story Gail, I'd not heard about it until you mentioned it.

    As a pet owner, it must be so difficult to resist trying to save your dog...

    Finlay once slipped his collar and slid down a cliff in Pembrokeshire, and we were frantic. He eventually made his way back up and was fine, but only after we'd given up on him, and called the Coastguard, who were absolutely brilliant! There was no way we could have helped him. Anyway, we called them back to say he'd finally managed to get back up after 30 mins.

    He's not known as "stupid dog" for nothing!

    JG x

  • Comment number 8.

    Good morning Chris, the team and other lovely bloggers who have appeared since my early bird post!

    Good luck for tonight - both with the hosting thereof and the potential gong winning. As for the hosting - avoid jokes about the Jonas Brothers and the President of the USA - they don't always go down too well, as Russell Brand found out at the VMAs last September!

    And pointy hat? Have you been listening to too much Richie Blackmore again CLP??

    Thanks everyone for the anniversary wishes - 13 years! Wowser indeed.

    And Debbie - glad all's going well. We will catch up very soon. Honest!!

    Lovin' your work. Yes - especially you!

    Deev x x x x

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning all!

    Good luck to you CLP and all the team - although I don't believe you need luck, you are, as Tina T would say, simply the best!!!! Hope you're going to take some pictures of you and the team all poshed up!!

    It is extreeeeeeemely windy here today - and being on the 7th floor sounds like we're about to take off ... now where did I put those red sparkly shoes??

    T xxxx

  • Comment number 10.


    Have a fantastic, amazing time!

    If there is any justice in the world you and the team will storm both catagories. Your show stands head and sholders above anything else.

    Sending you and the drive time team loads of positive vibes

    Catherine x x x x x x

  • Comment number 11.

    Ello CLP And ALL Of The Blog...

    Bingo Star ere......

    CLP - In the words of The Dave Grohl... "it's times like these" a don't envy you!!!!
    If a 'ad ter present something like that i'd be the one being sick all over me jokes.... through nerves - know what am sayin'!!!!

    Okay.... so ere's me details of why a think RBS 'as a lot of potential... it's certainly shown alot of potential the past few years.... potential of going bust!!!!!!
    Me reasons know, sorry now for investing in RBS and anyone who wants ter copy me investment can (if uv goot 5k ter sparer and 2.7k of it ter risk)....BUT beware shares often go down... so yer could lose!!!
    Basically the markets are showing VERY strong signs of stabilising and looking like near the end of the near end of the world... errr world recession now loooks in sight (that's the end of the recession noot the end of the world)(although the UK is coming out of this worse than most thanks to our greedy, corrupt, 'opeless politicians running this joint aka the UK).
    The signs from America, Japan and INDEED China are of improvement.... so the low point of this near armagedon financial crisis am 90% sure 'as passed!!!
    A also wanter stress... the recent US 'stress tests' are looking less stressful!!!! Nyyaa!!!
    The banks are now stablising and although still in dire straights (noot talking the rock band although a do see an opportunity ter make 'Money For Nothing')!!!
    The opportunity that a see is that the share prices of the banks, and most companies, are presenting uz with a rare opportunity that they are VERY cheap!
    The reason with the banks 'cos they nearly all went pop aka bust!!!
    But now a believe they ave stabilised and I very much doubt any more being nationalised anymore like the Northern Rock waz!!!!
    Barclays in my opinion is the strongest British bank with Standard Chartered the strongest mainly foreign businessed british quoted bank!!! But their share prices ave already rebounded strongly!!!
    Barclays a good investment with the shares at 281p I can see them up at 500 ter 700p in the next 2 ter 5 years... so a chance ter double yer investment! Sadly a missed out az they've already bounced back from a 60 odd pence low, wayyyyy ter go, so missed a great opportunity!!!!
    But a still see RBS az a brilliant opportunity still very cheap at 45p-ish. They were 700p a few years ago!!!@!
    After 'itting a low of 10p when they looked on the edge of going bust... INDEED, the world loooked on the edge of going bust... they've bounced back ter around 45p!
    RBS, although still in a BIG mess, is so international with so many funds/ banking investments around the world of which are actually doing VERY well!!!! So the UK alone iz noot that it's be all and end all!!!!
    It's mainly the sub prime area still 'urting them badly!!! Debt faults ter do with 'ome loans going inop but this will soon start ter reeeceeeede and the company will start ter re-build!!
    I really do believe the worst of the credit crunch 'as passed and am sure RBS will still be around in 5... 10 years time and all this now will behind us!!!
    Thankfully me thoughts, 5 months ago, of the world economy possibly going bust/ a new world order/ currency didn't 'appen and it all looks know, sorry now like just the worst recession since the 1930's may'em!!!!!

    A good way ter invest is a CFD (Contract For Difference) or Spread Bet!
    I prefer the latter az it's tax free and basically similar ter buying shares!!!
    I bought inter RBS a week ago and the way I look at it, it's a long term investment. One that yer tuck away for 3 ter 5 years or more. Ok it is risky but noot VERY risky like a few months ago.
    An example of 'ow ter invest iz if someone put 100 pound per point/ penny investment/ bet on RBS that it will go up. So basically every penny it goes up... the investment gains 100 quid... every penny down... It DAMN IT loses one 'undred quider... kidda!!!
    (Basically the same az investing 5 grand in normal shares... except normal shares are taxed on any profit!!!!
    An example of normal shares - if yer bought 5k at the price now of 47p yer would ave 10638 shares so each penny up or down yer gain or lose 106 pound!)
    It's wise ter add a guaranteed stop loss of 20p. So if it plummets ter 20p or goes bust the most one can lose is 2,700. BUT if the shares do slowly but surely recover over the next 2, 3, 5 years and return to 450p which a can see 'appening in the next bull market.... then the investment will ave made just over 40k... if they go back ter the 'eady 'eights of 700p (but for know, sorry now this looks less likely) then it will grow ter 65k plus!!!!
    Noot bad for risking 2.7k!!!!!!!
    Lets face it yer might bang 2.7k in a pension fund or tracker and find yuv lost most of it... or buy a new car and lose over 2.7k off it's value in a year or two.... so noot a bad risk!!!!
    If anyone is gonna copy me a must warn you though very strongly.... it is risky.... RBS could go bust.... or the shares plummet.... or be nationalised as the government already own 70% now. But it's looking much less likely than 3 months ago!!!! I'd be surprised if the government did nationalise RBS as that will cost them more tax payers money - something a believe they will wanter avoid with the already 'ugh UK debt mountain!
    Will RBS and the economy come good.....We'll soon see!!!!!
    All a can say is it's strange ter see such a massively giant blue chip company with such a low share price - maybe 'cos it is about ter go bust??? But a getta feeling... 'opefully noot this time!!!!
    Mind you am thinking of Railtrack now... look what 'appened there!!!!
    Mind you this iz totally different now.... or is it???
    Soz am confused know, sorry now!!!!!

    PS If yuv read any of the papers with their articles about RBS in over the weekend... you'd be scared of buying inter RBS!!! The papers that are now full of doom were the same ones all full of boom, a few years ago, when we were on the edge of bust!!!! Which a forecasted accurately!!! Ave a spelt 'forecasted' accurately??@?
    I for one don't take notice of.... just journalists trying ter make a living outta wreeting drama!!!
    They were pulling Bono ter pieces last week... a man who's 'elped raise millions for charithee!!!
    More than the journalist wreeting the article 'as ever done!!!! (soz this iz anoother blog ter wreet anoother time).

    PPS Warren Buffet too... the worlds richest man and greatest ever investor who started with nothing in the fifties, well when a say nothing it waz about 100 dollors but now, sorry now 'e's worth 50 odd billion 'as recently bought inter some of the american banks.... another sign know, sorry now, IZ the time ter buy!!!!!

    Banks led uz inter this mess... they will lead uz out!!!
    Also the what looks very much like the new forming bull market.... although a think it's VERY soon ripe for a downward correction, will be lead by banks, miners, computer software and oil companies in my opinion... so these are the best sectors ter be in!!!

    'ope this 'elps!!!!! (But don't blame me if it goes ape.... blame the greedy bankers and politicians!!!!!


    PS Again... Talkin' of politicians.... Obama.... one a like alot!!!!! Seems ter be sorting things out... maybe at last a good man running the US!!!!! Shame about our lot in Westminster!!!!! Tony Benn excepted!!!

    PPS Again... I'll bang some more excellent share tips on the blog very soon.... just so many ter choose from am struggling ter share the best shares with yer.... for any who are interested!!!!!
    But a think RBS 'as the most potential of them all ter bang upl!!!!

    Actually wondering if maybe a should sell me RBS investment know, sorry now???? Maybe it iz too risky???

    Naaaa.... just think of the 2.7k yer lose on a new car.... and for the privillage yer get cut up.... ave speed cameras following you.... traffic wardens after yer..... traffic jams.... speed 'umps...... this is a way ter lose 2.7k..... with out all the above road 'assle!!!!!!
    And if a don't lose..... and a do make 40k plus.... then a can buy me dream car of a TVR Cerbera..... and THEN do all of the above..... and maybe ave it stolen too!!!!??@?!!!@!

    Actually maybe it ain't good if the shares do go up????

    Am off for a long lie down ter clear me 'ead!!!!!!

  • Comment number 12.

    That's a long one Bingles! x

  • Comment number 13.

    #11 'alf of #22..... maybe a good omen!!!!!

    Mind you it does look abit long.... 'ope a aven't confused anyone over me investment advice????

  • Comment number 14.

    WHATTA COINCIDENCE Chezza.... a waz just wreeting the same az you.... iz abit long!!!!!

    PS Chezza - Thanks for yer new phone number.....
    A like it very much.... it 'as some nice numbers!!!!!
    And the fact that yer trust me ter give me yer # - know what am sayin'!!!!!!!!

    Wish CLP would give me 'is.... be nice ter send the odd text ter a well known celeb!!!!!

  • Comment number 15.

    Blimey Bingo! Was just about to say should you not have put a disclaimer on the end saying "investments can go down as well as up" ... but then realised you did ha ha

    "don't blame me if it goes ape.... blame the greedy bankers and politicians!!!!!"

    That's what it should say on the end of all investment advice!!!

    T xxx

  • Comment number 16.


    Wow that was some blog!!

    Thanks for the tip, we do spread betting and very good it is to. We're just finding our feet, but it's exciting stuff.

    Good luck Chris and team, I'm sure you'll walk it.

    Gail, that is such a sad story, like JG I have a dog who likes to swim and would hate to be put in that position.

    Lovely day here, time to go and sample the sun shine.

    Good day to all.


  • Comment number 17.

    Morning each

    Happy Anniversary to Mr and Mrs Deev x

    AF - hope you are having a better monday..and your positive thoughts are working!

    Busy weekend in my world, GM finally moved the rest of his kitchen and wardrobe over to the house from the flat.. and now we have 3 potato mashers, 2 garlic presses and some random cutlery.. gonna have to cull some of it!

    Race was good - watched it whilst GM was washing the cars (bless!) - well done to Brawn again..

    Then to my mums for her birthday..chinese with family - was lovely.

    Saw the news re the couple in the river - tragic.. makes you realise you have to live each day to the full as you never know what is around the corner x

    IN danger of this being a loooonnnngggg post so will go for now...but Good Luck for Chris and the team tonight - sure you`ll be bringing home an award or 2!

    Happy Monday everyone..
    mSc x

  • Comment number 18.

    Bingo - I have no probs with friends having my phone number, and you (as well as many on here) are a good friend.

    x x x

  • Comment number 19.

    one last thing..re last blog and Rips car booting - we are gonna do one next weekend...will be our 5th one in as many months and we`ve made a small fortune(over 500 pounds!) selling what we class as our unwanted goods...its a genius plan! and the bacon buttie and coffee at 10am makes it worth it!

    However, it is an experience to say the least... everyone should do one at least once!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all,

    Hope you are all well, haven't had a chance to catch up properly yet, have only read Chris's blog, all the best for tonight Christophe, I'll think of you when I'm watching Paolo Nutini perform tonight!
    Have a really sore throat so won't be screaming his name as loudly as I would like to (also I'm going with Mr M and he might get a bit jealous!)

    Totally appalled by the greed of our MPs, has anyone come out of this unblemished? I feel so disillusioned, is there any point in us having an elected parliament if that's what they do with our money? It'll be interesting to see what happens next, no point having an election until they sort this particular problem out.

    Oh well, got to study while there's no kiddies in the house,

    See ya!

    Em xx

  • Comment number 21.

    Christophe, most defiantly wear a pointy hat...and if you match it to a garden gnome costume, you can pretend your lard is padding...just a thought!

    I can't imagine how excited you are, and you don't really need luck I reckon...if you were announcing the winner, they'd have left those pages in your script as readable...doncha think?

    Anyhoo, have an absolutely FABulous time tonight Drivetime dahlinks!!!

    everyone's a winner baby

    In the meantime, is blowing a right hoolie down here! The sea looks amazing I tell you...aMAZing!!!

    peeseess Bingo, thanks for the tip...but that's probably not for here!

  • Comment number 22.

    Drive time team, Good luck tonight - As if you need it !?!?!?

    Morning to everyone I havn't said good morning to already.

    Sorted out the problem now onboard testing the satellite link

  • Comment number 23.

    Flippin eck Bingo, how's a girl supposed to pop in quickly with all that to read? Hear, hear, well said.

    Happy anniversary Chezza , many more of 'em x

    Debbie, welcome back x

    Hi Scoobs, Tinsel, Emma and everyone else.

    Just been to ELH and all the computers are down! All over the country! Made a special effort to get there as well, wanted to get it over with. It wasn't like this in the old days.

    Haze - how long did gin day last?

    Chris, good luck for tonight, really not sure about the pointy hat.

    A x

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning all, and a very happy monday everyone.

    Sitting up in bed choked up with the cold, the sun is cracking the flags outside but at the mo I just can't be bothered getting up!

    Good luck for tonight CLP, hope you win, you deserve to! Good luck JG for the exam too, hope it goes well.

    Happy Anniversary Diva and Mr Diva! hope you enjoyed your weekend...

    Had a nice birthday, thanks for all the messages here and on FB, hair is chopped and coloured and had a good spend of birthday money too, have bought myself an i pod and am discovering the delights of i tunes..... boy is that going to be dangerous.... two clicks and voila, album bought! Will be loading up with podcasts etc for my trip to Sweden at the weekend.



  • Comment number 25.

    Good Morning Everyone,

    Good Luck Chris with hosting the Sony Awards tonight. I'm sure you will be excellent as you always are. I'll be thinking of you. It is a huge deal and I hope you and the team win! Thanks for giving us the website to watch!

    Happy 13th Wedding Anniversary Deev!

    Lots of love to you,

  • Comment number 26.

    Morning all,

    Hope the awards go well tonight CLP.

    I had a great day yesterday in alton towers, got a very burned bonce and very very wet but we all had a ball.

    hope you all have a good day.

    Happy wedding anniversary Deevs.


  • Comment number 27.

    Thanks again everyone for the good wishes!

    Wet and burnt eh Nick? Sounds like a witch trial!!

    x x x

  • Comment number 28.

    my long pointy hat didnt get wet though.

  • Comment number 29.

    CLP - I'd go for the pointy hat. If things go wrong at least we'll have something to laugh at!!! LOL - only joking

  • Comment number 30.

    Morning all - just.
    No to pointy hat Chris but get your acceptance speech ready - you are bound to win.

    Happy anniversary Deev and Mr Deev.

    Flippin windy aint it? Pleased to say new car behaved well on my little trip out and wasn't rocked about like the previous one would have been.


    Beez xx

  • Comment number 31.

    Hello all, busy mornings all round eh?

    CLP will keep everything crossed for you and the team tonight - you know if it was up to us there wouldn't be a shadow of a doubt!! And I'd go for the pointy hat, as long as it doesn't clash with the rest of your outfit...

    Deev, happy anniversary to you and Mr Deev, long may you be happy together x

    Adam, are you really on a boat? Sounds to be quite breezy everywhere, hope you're not too green!

    Bingo - flippin' nora man! Do you remember the days when you couldn't post more than a line??

    JG - good luck today (exam and parking beforehand!).

    And Debbie, whether you're back to work today or not, hope you're doing ok sweetheart xx

    Right, salad awaits. Only I forgot the flippin' dressing, so it's going to be a bit dry, and I've got a hard boiled egg - why don't they warn you how much those things stink!!!

    AF x

    ps CLP, good to see Noah is discerning in his humour, even at such a young age!

  • Comment number 32.

    boly...Gin Friday lasted well into the evening...and there is still some left in the fridge...so we may well declare another one this week! Possibly after Bourbon Wednesday.

    Christophe, I have to say, I'm with you...

    I LOVE MY JOB!!!

    My ARF for this week.

    Only the Sony...Roy Orbison

  • Comment number 33.

    Yep I'm on a Boat but I have pretty good sea legs, It's when I get on land I have a problem.

    Been doing it for years so never get green any more.

  • Comment number 34.

    howdy doody, peeps.

    CLP and team - Pob lwc (good luck) for tonight.

    Mr & Mrs Deev - happy anniversary - 13 yrs, eh? almost two itches!

    Bingo - you lost me after the first paragraph!

    Debs - great to see you posting

    Everyone else - catch ya later!
    Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 35.

    CLP...best of luck to yuo and team for tonight, you'll be fine, but rather you than me..

    Deev...congrats at making it to 13, some achievement.


    I was on the bus listending and jumped up like a little kid shouting YES!!! when I heard, the passengers all thought I was MAD!!

    Not wrong though.

    BINGO, thanks for the advice.


    TB xx

  • Comment number 36.

    afternoon all, hope you're well?

    Good luck with both hosting and winning tonight.
    I'd go for a tweed flat cap given the choice!
    Busy busy busy weekend at work, just one more late shift then it's 4 days in Majorca with MrsW. Ankle-biters with my mum, everyone can't wait for all their own reasons.

    My Run10k pack has arrived today, I'm obviously NOT a medium when it comes to Tshirts (hehe) so looks like I really will need to get in shape for September.

    Have a great week y'all, good luck again for tonight Christophe

    bonnet de douche


  • Comment number 37.

    Oo err Bingo, hope you feel SOO much better after that little rant!!!! Fraid I've not got any zing left in me after the weekend - it was our local rugby 7's and I think I should have taken more water with it!!!!

    How is it that it's often the next again day that you feel every so down in the dumps, cant be bothered much and have so much to deal with.

    Any suggestions how to perk up?

    Much appreciated

    Good luck for tonight chaps and chapessess.


  • Comment number 38.

    Go out and get some Iron Brew - Cracking stuff.

    I try it when ever I feel down or hung over.

  • Comment number 39.

    Afternoon All

    Happy 13th Mr and Mrs Deev. Got the T shirt yet?! Hope you had a great weekend.

    Hope everyone had a great weekend and have got to Monday unscathed.

    Busy day on the retail therapy front with GD on Saturday cos we just booked flights to Northern Cyprus - excited or what speshly as we get to my dear mum after her op.

    Garden now sorted after a busy day yesterday. BUT still keeping toms etc in little greenhouse thingy just in case (fog in March, frost in May as my old Mum in law used to say).

    Back in a bit

    Steffi xx

  • Comment number 40.

    Off out into the big world now.

    Gusty here but energizing.

    Hey Debs2,maybe it should deuxieme?

    But then again,that would make you the

    second and you're not are you.

    Nope maybe stick to original!

    Catch you good people later.xx

  • Comment number 41.

    Happy anni deev & Mr deev

    x x x

  • Comment number 42.

    Things not good, just had Lunch, sat down and now struggling to keep my eyes open. Just got myself a Tripple expresso to try and wake me up (From a vending machine so living by Chemesty)

    Nothing working.

    Nay one got a we herring I can use to slap myself round the chops?

  • Comment number 43.

    Gone fishing!

  • Comment number 44.

    Blimey bingo - did you have to lie down in a dark room after that contribution?

    I felt exhausted just reading it!


  • Comment number 45.

    Ahem Adam,all out of iron brew????

  • Comment number 46.

    You need lucozade Adam!

  • Comment number 47.

    I drank my last Iron brew this morning, Lucozade just don't cut the mustard - Even Red Bull or Relentless ain't working -

    However just got a lovely young lady from Admin to get me some Iron Brew from Sainsbugs. Should be ok soon.

    Bless all women

  • Comment number 48.

    adam - gggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrr! Get your own Ironbrew - honestly men!!!!

  • Comment number 49.

    Ok then will cancel the fishing trip.

    Really off to work now,laters.

    Enjoy your anniversary Deevs.x

  • Comment number 50.

    Christophe - all the best for tonight.

    Without doubt, I am confident you and the team will be triumphant.

    Bingo - Well done, money saving expert of the blog!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 51.


    Take it you don't like men!?!

    I'm afraid that the young lady in question is a very lovely person and I am ofter asking her and getting her food etc from the local supermarket when she is busy, having a bad hair day and so on.

    Never Judge a book by the cover!!!!!

  • Comment number 52.

    Thanks again everyone - although will probably spend most of this eve in the boudoir on the laptop as Mr Deev will be engrossed in double Heroes from 9 o'clock!

    Cathmel - lol!!! You tell him luv!!

    Deev xx

  • Comment number 53.

    Morning, afternoon everyone from a sunny and hopefully mild Upstate NY. A weekend of two completely different days. Saturday was very warm (almost 80) and sunny until a cold front moved in early evening. Very high winds (gusts up to 60 mph) and rain. Sunday cold only around 40. Today, I think it's supposed to be in the 60s..... We finally get a long weekend this weekend. I'll be taking Friday off to make it just a bit longer. Hope you all had a good weekend. Will catch up on the blog.....

  • Comment number 54.

    Adam - Ooops soz - I guess the smile and joke in voice didn't come over in my post. Many apologies...........

    (I luuuuurrrrrvvvvvv men !!!)


  • Comment number 55.


    Is blowing hoolie here. Windows are open because we have many servers in here so tends to be like an oven, so our vertical blinds are nearly horizontal and I have a nasty draft round my neck, however outside is not very warm unless you can get out of the wind.

    Am glad brought scarf to work today, frankly.

    Looking forward to getting home again and having big bowl of chicken noodle soop. And listening to the Sony winners.

    Here endeth today's weather from hazel love, Newsroom South

  • Comment number 56.

    Hello Bond

    Sunny but v blustery darn sarf.

    According to forecast, it doesn't bode too well for the rest of the week.

    Let's hope 'they' stick to usual tradition of getting it wrong.

    Penny xx

  • Comment number 57.

    All_New Cathmel

    I guessed you were, Difficult to see and hear things on a blog LOL!!!!

    It's nice and warm down in Basildon with a gentle breeze. Then I go outside and the bridge deck where it is blowing a hooee. Any way job done heading back to my car to get back to the office.

  • Comment number 58.

    As long as it's quid pro quo Adam, I think we can let you off for taking advantage of the nice young lady! Me, I can't even stand the smell of any of that energy stuff - makes me feel queasy just sniffing it! Give me good old black coffee any day...

    Bond, are the Americans finally giving you a bank holiday then? Any plans?

    AF xx

  • Comment number 59.


    I hope your right I've got to finish wiring up my patio lights and sockets over the next couple of days.



  • Comment number 60.

    I'm too tired for all this.

    I've just read Adam's post #59 and wondered what on earth 'potato' lights are.

    So, flower, am with you on the energy drink front...mostly gopping IMO, so kettle is on for some full strength caffeine...

    boa noit

  • Comment number 61.

    Oooo aaahhhh

    I am a Cider drinker - Just ordered 10 gallons of Cider from the south cuntry. Non of this phizzy stuff that you get in the pub, this is proper straw in the mouth Cider flat and potent as you like.


  • Comment number 62.


    They are lights you stick into potato's and they work off the starch in them.

    == Ment to say Patio lights - Hey ho

  • Comment number 63.

    Can't stop, but just to let you know...

    I PASSED!!!

    JG x

  • Comment number 64.

    well done JG - great news

  • Comment number 65.

    Well Done Jakeygirl.


    AW X

  • Comment number 66.

    hi hazel..... no AC in the server room. When our office AC stops working the server room is a great place to get a cool as its AC unit runs separately.......

    hi Penny, sounds like you're getting the winds we had over the weekend.

    AF, yes finally. It's the first official long weekend since Easter (although our office was open) so for us you'd have to go back to January. Next one is July...... No specific plans but I am sure some football will be played......

  • Comment number 67.

    Excellent - well done JG xx

  • Comment number 68.

    Woo hoo, well done JG, knew you could do it!!

    AF xx

  • Comment number 69.

    well done JG.

  • Comment number 70.

    Well done JG!

    We survived the dog walk, the boy only got blown off his feet twice, seemed to enjoy really!! It would be glorious her if the wind went away, but hey hum!

    We've had an at home day today, and therefore it looks like a bomb's gone off in my living room, leaving the remains of toys and books all around..............ach well, he's making me laugh with it so I can forgive him!

    Adam - I discovered that the scottish orange stuff is the best hangover cure......but it had to be flat, didn't work if it still had the bubbles..........


  • Comment number 71.

    Congrats JG


  • Comment number 72.

    Hi Everyone,

    Bondy - glad to see your marketing skills extend to my industry (air conditioning), I shall send you our details and a badge which officially make you head of my companies UK sales! I am more than willing to attend any fact finding missions you may need me to in the U.S....

    The Deeviants - Happy animosity x

    JG - Well done, don't forget to celebrate!

    Debs - Enjoy your first day back, if it happens - FB photo.....Grrrrrrrrrr x

    Last but not least.....

    The whole Drivetime team - Good luck tonight, I can't see where the competition is going to come from as you are peerless!

    And I don't mean that in the Skegness sense either.




  • Comment number 73.

    hey drivetime doods......
    good luck tonight...you GOTTA win something!!!

  • Comment number 74.


    I've just had a look at the nominees in your categories - no competition!!

    Good luck also to Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe who are also up for a couple of awards apiece.

    JG well done.


  • Comment number 75.

    Good luck for tonight Chris - you will bringing back an award for sure.

    Hope everyone had a good weekend - mine was excellent - night out with girls on Friday, grandaughter's birthday party on Sat followed by football dinner and dance, great fun.

    Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs Deev and well done JG.

    Darce xx

  • Comment number 76.

    LOL Rips.....

    Well done JG

  • Comment number 77.

    Hi Darce

    Back to work for a rest then!

    Didn't realise you belonged to the grandparents club, like wot I do!!

    Bit windy around this neck of the woods today!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 78.

    Adam HI,
    Is that cider youv'e ordered by any chance called. Iv'e only had the privilege once,and no never ,never again.
    Bridge xx

  • Comment number 79.

    ADAM is it called SCRUMPY.

  • Comment number 80.

    Jake Girl ,
    Well done and congratulations.
    Bridge xx

  • Comment number 81.

    Hi Chris, Good luck for this evening & I'm sure you'll win an award!

    It seems like ages since I've managed to get to even read the blog let alone write something, I think it must be about a month!

    Life's been very hectic, we were away at easter and then things have been mad with the kids and school and then away again but hopefully things will be alot calmer after this week-fingers crossed!

    I hope everyone's well and enjoying the sunshine (although the wind is bitter.)

    Good to see you're back Debbie-C, I've not managed to read previous blogs so I hope all is well!

    Got to go and get oldest from after school club, be back later.

    Love MCM xx

  • Comment number 82.

    Good Luck for tonight Chris. hope you all have a wonderful time.

    H & T

  • Comment number 83.

    No this is not Scrumpy or speckled Hen, that's for wimps

    Don't know what the brand is but I'll have a look tonight at home. I will have to empty the 10 gallon box to do it, but I will for research.

    I'll let you know what it is called.But a work collegue gets it from me. - No All_New Cathmel it is not a woman.



  • Comment number 84.

    Well done Jakey! Yip, yip hoorah!

    Bond, we don't have air conditioning unforchunettley. I do have a small fan under my desk, but that's not for here.

    Thank evans for only 48mins to go...for me anyhoo...I am SSSSSSOOOOOOO t-i-r-e-d...

    Christophe, I may well be sleeping by the time your award is announced, so I'll raise a glass of something before I nod off...


  • Comment number 85.

    Arfternoon blogpeeps!

    Not caught up yet. Weekend in Wales was fab... full of happy rellies wanting to check how I was feeling. And a stay at a lovely place called Llechwyn hall on a mountainside in the sunshine.

    Hope you've all had a fab weekend too and GOOD LUCK at the awards tonight CLP & team!!!

    Boo & the bump

  • Comment number 86.

    Hi Pen,

    Yes I've got 3 grandaughters - baby sitting for 2 of them tonight, so I'll be really knackered by tonight!!

    How many do you have??

    Darce xx

  • Comment number 87.

    Well done Jakey....much relief I'm sure. What next?

    Debbie-C, hope your day has gone well. Don't forget we are all in your pocket for support.

    Hey Bond - get them shorts on and play your socks off and enjoy the long weekend. Hope the sun shines for you.

    Right, I'm off to help pack for the much beloved. He's off to the fatherland for a few days.....while the cat's away!

    Won't send Good Luck messages to Chris and the gang - they don't need it cos they'll win anyway!

    Enjoy your evening.

    Steffi xxxx

  • Comment number 88.

    Steffib1 - Sounds interesting

  • Comment number 89.

    Darce - 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. Got 2 overnight on Saturday - love having them but nice to give them back. Little treasures!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 90.


    Girlie nights in with a bottle or two and a gossip! Want to join us?

  • Comment number 91.

    Well, 10 mins before I go home and fit the lights into my Patio, big turn on tonight - The lights that is LOL


  • Comment number 92.

    Can I be the fly on the wall ????

  • Comment number 93.

    Pen - I've got 2 overnight on Saturday as well and probably most of Sunday. Agree its lovely having them but nice giving them back!!

    Darce xx

  • Comment number 94.

    Adam, you can be that fly - could be dangerous though!

    Hope the big switch on goes well.

    Steffi xx

  • Comment number 95.


    Which would be safer - A lone man in a room of women putting the world to rights or a fly on the wall?


  • Comment number 96.

    Ummmm not sure. But willing to find out if you are!?

    Back tomorrow sometime folks.

    Steffi xx

  • Comment number 97.

    I can live dangerous I willing to find out - Tell me tomorrow if there is anything special I need to bring.!!!!

    Speak to you all tomorrow

    Chin Chin



  • Comment number 98.


    Me again.....

    Can a just say ter anyone dabbling on the stockmarket, especially Mistle Tow And Wine, be VERY careful!!!!!!!
    It's riddled with financial danger!!!!!!
    Danger a tell yer!!!!!!!!

    Yer fore'ead can very easily end up loooking like this >> ~~~

    The stockmarket 'as powered up alot lately and seems ripe for a fall aka a correction now before it resumes it's upward climb!!!!!

    Also just read all the posts correctly and Chezza can a just wish you a 'APPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Comment number 99.

    Hi folks

    Thanks for all the lovely messages :)

    I decided not only to brave the journey to Sale (and the nastiest multi-storey known to man, and most expensive!) but also the Trafford Centre on my own, to get the curtains we need, so once in there thought I'd do a quick update via phone and let work know I'd passed too.

    Just poured a glass of vino, and now wondering what to do with myself, as I've no studying to do...doh!

    Mr JG finally got in at 2.10am, after spending at least two hours in the company of two lovely WPCs, who looked after him whilst he was monitoring stuff for work...he doesn't know whether to be grateful or embarrassed LOL

    Anyhows, got in the wrong lane on the way there, and found that no-one would let me back into the right lane...that's one thing I've noticed since changing my car, people are far more aggressive now. When I had the yellow MX5, I got away with murder with lanes etc (unintentionally I might add), but now I can't!

    Glad your car behaved itself in the high winds Beez, mine did too, if I'd been in the MX5, I wouldn't have driven over Barton Bridge today!! Mind you mine should do now, it weighs twice as much!

    So, Mr JG working til 8pm, and I better not be too merry when he gets home - need to drive in the morning too!

    Sorry, for the long one...just over-excited... and just worked it out roughly, I think I got 85%!

    JG x (before she explodes with excitement!)

    PS - Shouldn't be allowed out on my own, had an almost weepy moment on the escalators in J Lewis's!!

  • Comment number 100.


    No need to worry, we don't give up our money easily, but thanks for the concern.

    JG You must have a tipple after all of the work you've put in.



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