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Since when did Col Gaddafi...

Chris Evans | 12:19 UK time, Friday, 10 July 2009

...begin to look like Mickey Rourke ?

Me thinks he recently hired The Wrestler out from the video store.

Last night we had our much postponed team din-dins to celebrate The Sony wins. Nigie sorted out a local tapas restaurant.

Cocktails first at the posh hotel opposite, where Hels Bells our boss immediately proceeded to spill her syrupy masterpiece all over the keyboard of this very strawberry I am composing on now. For a while my letter p was not playing ball but it has just recently come back on line - although it still refuses to click. Just let me try to persuade it into action...


Nope - definitely not in a clicking mood.

Will it ever click again ?

Have a dazzling couple of weeks - we're off to the golf in Scotland. Fore !!!!

Cl - p 2009.


P.S. If that Simon Mayo gets too good send for the cavalry will you ?


Noah says see you in two weeks. X.



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  • Comment number 1.

    great photo - thanks CLP

    isn't he getting big!!

  • Comment number 2.

    Am I first??


  • Comment number 3.

    Arh rats - that sbp got in there xx

    Enjoy the golf CLP and very cute photo of Noah - that should keep us girlies going for two weeks.

    As has been mentioned of the previous blog, if Johhny, Sally or Foxy could blog perhaps once or twice that would save the pain of the next button.

    Loving you and your work.


  • Comment number 4.

    Christoph, photo is fab!

    You will be missed and we will have to put up with the damn next button!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Lammy Pie - Am I too late for the first request?!?!?!?

    John Lennon - Nobody told me !!!

    Oh what a top tune to start your holidays to!

  • Comment number 6.

    Noah how cute you are.

    Guess thats it then folks welcome along to what is going to be at least a 5 pager or more!!
    Gonna be a lot of NEXTing going on :(


  • Comment number 7.

    What a cutie, rosie red cheeks, pudgy little face, hair nearly covering his head........Noah's looking gorgeous too!

    Sorry, sorry, sorry!!!!!

    What a handsome little blighter. He's got his Mum's looks I think, anyone agree?

    Have a great Busmans....sounds like a blast.

    ARF - Timbuk3 - Future's so bright.....like a stand a snowball's chance in Hell now.



  • Comment number 8.

    CLP - Love the photo......that's one cute but serious little boy!! Or were you just in his way!

    My boy gets really cross if I try to intrude when he's playing with his trains, but why should he have all the fun!!!!

    Ooohh, Boss is back......back later!


  • Comment number 9.

    ARF=Friends will be Friends by Queen

    Just has to be.

    Noah is one cute chappy, and we are going to miss his Dad. Have a good hols


  • Comment number 10.

    Christoff, you could at least have plumped the cushions up LOL!


  • Comment number 11.

    Christoffe - cavalry will NOT be required .... believe me!

    Have a fab time, we will miss you loads.

    Fab photo, loving the mirror poses, altho Noah looks a mite serious - lol

    Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 12.

    Loving the stripey outfit Noah

    Taking his dress sense from the lovely Take That


  • Comment number 13.

    What a fabulous photo!!

    X Gail.

  • Comment number 14.

    Thanks for leaving us with another gorgeous photo Chris. Enjoy the golf.

    Please please could you get one of the team to blog while you are away even if it is just good morning!

    Darce xx

  • Comment number 15.

    Okay, that's it, it's done........just handed in my notice..............feel quite upset really.....but doing it for the right reasons.


  • Comment number 16.

    Hi all

    We've had a buffet day in our office, where everyone brings a little of something in, and then we put it all together, and share it - no reason, just decided there were no birthdays for a while, so it'd be nice.

    So, I'm absolutely stuffed, and there's still strawberries, cherries, cream and ice-cream to go yet!

    Have a great time at the golf Chris, I went to Royal Birkdale last year, and really enjoyed it, despite the weather! I wanted to go this year, but it's a little too far to go in a day.

    Lovely pic too, nice to have that for the next 2 and a bit weeks :)

    JG x

  • Comment number 17.

    Chris nataha & Noah have a much deserved break have fun. in the best cafe ever in sunny Essex after setting down at stanstead. in rod Stewart manor of on a jolly boys outing Saturday with terry ! All bloggers have a good couple of weeks

    Xxstewart the chauffer

  • Comment number 18.

    Gawjus photo of you and the boy!

    You will be missed and as Crumpy said, no cavalry will be required!! Just wake me up when you get back ok??

    Have a lovely time with your family.

    T xxxx

  • Comment number 19.

    Ebs,you alright???


  • Comment number 20.

    Yeah Ebs - you OK??? {{{}}} for you xx


  • Comment number 21.

    Ebs? Planned resignation or spur of the moment? What's happened , hun?

    C xx

  • Comment number 22.

    Good luck Ebs in whatever you decide to do

    Propa X

  • Comment number 23.

    Thanks guys for the hugs, needed them there!!

    All planned, but early.....

    we're moving to Plymouth (so we can all be together), but because my boss is off on his holibobs for three weeks I've had to do it now, even though i'm sure when we're moving exactly.

    I love working here, if I could take everybody with me................

    AND I've got to look for another job, I hate interviews!!


  • Comment number 24.

    Love Plymouth and surrounding area.Ebs.

    Hope you'll be really happy there.


  • Comment number 25.

    Right peeps!

    Great photo Chris!

    The rain has started here in Devon.must be time to go onto the golf course!

    Have a great weekend everyone especially at the bloggers meet. Xx And of course CLP for his couple of weeks off and dont you go thinking about us! ;-))

    Keep smiling

    The NotSoBigUn

    _.S. If you have no clicking when you _ then you need to go and see the strawberry doctor! Dont be shy a _roblem _eeing is quite common a __arently. ;-))

  • Comment number 26.

    And Ebs, sorry you cant take all your work mates with you but you can take all of us.xx

  • Comment number 27.


  • Comment number 28.

    MTF - don't tell her that, she's upset enough already!!!
    Lol x

  • Comment number 29.

    Hi Ebs,

    Not that you're not allowed to be upset, but on the upside....it's your decision and it's for a very good reason.

    I hope they all spoil you rotten before you go.....good luck



  • Comment number 30.

    greetings all from a nicely damp cornwall!!

    eb - Plymouth is nice enough and certainly there are some lovely villages round and about. what do you do for a job?

    CLP and #25 keith - i guess it is a case of the p being silent - as in swimming ;-)

    now then, off to see what i can excavate from the bottom of the freezer for tea!

    cornishgirlie x

  • Comment number 31.

    What a great father & son photo, he's growing and fast,but that's what babies do, enjoy thgem whilst they are small it does not last for ever!!!!

    I hope every one has a good time in brum.

    CLP we will miss you dreadfully, please try to do some bloggs whilst you are at the golf, they have lunch breaks etc...don't they? If not would it be possible for one of the team to do one, it wouldn't take long, and I aagree with #18 calvary will NOT be required.Take care and enjoy!!!!!!


  • Comment number 32.

    Crikey you two look the image of each other. Like father like son. Lovely picture.

    I love Tapa's and it is good if you can get a good one in the UK.

    Enjoy the golf.

  • Comment number 33.

    Good luck Ebs - you're definitely doing it for the right reason. Hope you find another job you like as much.

    Jg - thats a really nice idea for lunch. Mind you if we did that here I don't know what we would end up with - theres only me and 3 blokes in the office!

    Cg - Lol - took me a little while but I got it in the end!!

    Darce xx

  • Comment number 34.

    Ebs, new move, new neighbours.

    Quiet ones I hope!!


  • Comment number 35.







  • Comment number 36.

    Right that's it I'm off.

    Have a great weekend everyone, whatever you are doing.

    Those going to Brum, have a good time we want lots of photos and Deev enjoy you stay with Aunty B ;)

    I do believe that the neighbours that live above me might have been packing suitcases in their car this morning, so I could have a bit of a lie in tomorrow rather then being woken up at stupid o'clock on a Saturday.


  • Comment number 37.

    Chris...... if you're at Turnberry for the Golf you'll need somewhere to stay? .... and land the helicopter? or park the Rolls? ...... log on to dolphinlodgeturnberrygolf.co.uk
    This house will match your personality and let your family relax while you hop over to the golf! You can't fault me for trying (lol). Fooooooour! All the best, Graeme

  • Comment number 38.

    darce - its one of Mr CG's favourite sayings!! (not sure what that says about him, mind!!)

    cg x

  • Comment number 39.

    Bye Ali - hope you get the lie-in x

  • Comment number 40.

    Don't go swimming with him Cg!! At least not with your mouth open!

    Darce x

  • Comment number 41.

    eeyew, Darce!! but probably a good plan!!

    cg x

  • Comment number 42.

    Off to put a smile on one or two faces.

    Stair rods here at the mo,there goes a wasted hour blow drying the old barnet.Will turn up looking like roly the poodle again.

    Joining all you partaking FNWC ers later.

    Must fly,bye.


  • Comment number 43.

    Darce, you'd prob end up with white bread cheese sandwiches and crisps! If you were lucky!! Brill idea tho' however, I luckily am retired now and can have exactly what I want, when I want it for my lunch!! Providing I've been shopping of course! Shame I didn't know about the Brum gathering earlier! I'm gonna be there anyway on Monday and could've gone up earlier. Have a brill time all you's!

    xxx fissyn

  • Comment number 44.

    The whole thing is terrifiying me if I'm honest..........New city (not great at cities), new house (Yay, I'll have a proper kitchen at last) but a long way from my folks, and the scariest thing......... actually living with t'other!!!

    Sounds daft, we've been together 6 years, and I've been down here for 4, but the longest time we've spent in the same house was just after the boy was born - and that's all a blur now!!!!

    CG - I'm in a Admin/Office management/PA kinda role here, and the job market is better in Plymouth than it is here!!


  • Comment number 45.

    eb - it will be lovely to be altogether and for the boy to have daddy around more often.

    CG - Like Darce, I also took a while, read it over and over and got it in the end, doh!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 46.

    parts of plymouth are frankly not somewhere i'd like to be for long, but other bits are lovely! the shopping is good, and the venues aren't bad for bands/shows etc. and lots of lovely places to visit round and about - you can always venture into deepest cornwall for a mini blog meet with me?!

    being away from family is difficult but hopefully you will get to know lots of lovely peeps down here!

    and looks like your work won't restrict you too much in terms of what you can apply for - good luck with the search!

    CG xx

  • Comment number 47.

    oh - and don't forget the Distillery on the Barbican - aka the Plymouth Gin factory!!!

  • Comment number 48.

    Chris.pppppppppppppppp mine clicks...

    Have FAB golf tour...keep your head down and all that...

    Will let SM know that the cavlry are armed and ready....


  • Comment number 49.

    CG - I certainly won't be venturing very far into town (We've stayed in the centre before), but out towards the moors!! Country girl me!!

    If I'm right, I'll be in the middle between you and MCM???


  • Comment number 50.

    Think you might be right there Fissyn - thats what they seem to have most days.
    Don't think we'd get any strawberries thats for sure. They do make the coffee though so I can't complain. You could still make Brum if you wanted!

    Ebs - lots of adjustments to make then. I know what you mean about the living together thing, biggest adjustment of all! I've just suggested to him indoors that we should live in separate houses, I still find it difficult after 5 years. I'm sure you will love your new life though.

    Hope everybody has a great weekend in Brum - wish I could be there and looking forward to seeing the pics.

    Darce xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Cut photo Chris, hasn't the little chap grown.

    Has anyone else got the friday feeling today? I have!! :)

    Have a great holiday Chris, Tash and Noah, don't forget us. No-one does the show quite like you CLP.

    Have a good weekend everyone.

    TTW. x

  • Comment number 52.

    ebb - i'm near St Austell and MCM near Falmouth I think. which moors? maybe we ought to hook up on fb to carry this on otherwise we're bound to get modded!!

    cg x

  • Comment number 53.

    Hi Chris, Tash and Noah,

    What a great photo of gorgeous Noah and his Daddy. Both have such beautiful blue eyes. Hope the three of you have a great time at the golf and we'll see you in two weeks time.

    Lots of love,

  • Comment number 54.

    CG - I should be working............but between here and my wardrobe malfuctions I'm not getting a lot done!

    Will definately find you on fb when at home!


  • Comment number 55.

    Morning and afternoon, from a sunny and warm (for now) upstate NY? Temps in the 80s today which is fantastic. I have some running around to do this morning (for me) so I'll be back on later.

  • Comment number 56.

    ok eb, no probs! catch you later!

    off to do something creative with small boy!!

    cg xx

  • Comment number 57.

    Weather turning very nice now, I just hope that it will carry over to tomorrow as I am having the three grandaughters to stay, ages 2 thro to 5, apart from makking jam tarts an colouring any ideas on what else I can do with them?

    All ideas gratefully received!!!!


  • Comment number 58.

    Hi Chris
    Super Dooper pic of you & chubby chops!
    ARF - The Beatles - Maybe I'm Amazed.
    Because every day is Amazing, one way or another eh?
    Have a fantastic holibob.
    Hurry back.
    Pooh x

  • Comment number 59.

    if you have old wallpaper lying about

    Turn it the wrong way round (white paper up) - draw round there feet walking up the paper - let them colour in their own feet

    Great present for their parents!

  • Comment number 60.

    Scantilylace - lets hope the weather is nice - its so much easier then. I've got my two as well ,3 and nearly 2.

    My 2 love bottles of bubbles and the're cheap! Hide and seek is another favourite and lots of stories.I've also chalked a hopscotch in the garden and they love that. If it rains let them jump in the puddles. I'm lucky as I've still got 2 boys at home and they play cricket and games with them.

    I'm sure you will love it whatever you do with them.

    Darce x

  • Comment number 61.

    Thats a good one Sbp thanks!!

    Darce x

  • Comment number 62.

    I've not even kids - just always seemed to me a cheap and fun thing to do!

  • Comment number 63.

    Thank you for the suggestions SB & Darce
    you have given me some ideas of my own, I am sure that whatever the weather holds we will enjoy it, what's the point of being a grand parent if you can't make the parents eyes roll as you spoil their children, I have fond memories of the kids staying at my mum's for the weekend, it used to take us a week to get them to behave again without a treat at every turn.

    Just off to the diy store for some oddments!!

  • Comment number 64.

    My little darlings told their Mum that I never cleaned their teeth and I gave them sweets for dinner when I had them for 5 days. Bless em!!

    darce x

  • Comment number 65.

    I have very fond memories of staying at my grandparents - mainly coz they had a big house and a huge garden (with flower faries at the end) and a room just for the grandchildren with our toys in it!

    Now my grandad is no longer with us and my nanna is slowly losing her mind and lives in a supported flat we all rally round to do what we can her - inc visiting whenever we are in brum - so if someone wouldn't mind popping in tomorrow on my behalf - that would be grand!

    Super bp x

  • Comment number 66.

    Oh no, just read Alesha Dixon will be on the judges panel for the next series of SCD. That can't be right, surely?!?!

    Are they trying to reduce the viewing audience?

    My granddaughters love doing anything arty, crafty, keeps 'em busy for hours. But it's important to join in with them. The one boy, however, that's a different kettle of fish, only understands the word football!!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 67.


    I'm the new host from the Radio 2 message board.

    If you'd like to come and infiltrate the R2 board with a bit of Chris Evansness, you're welcome to come over. :-)

    Radio 2 board

    It'd be great to see you there, it's pretty much a Chris free zone at the moment, which just doesn't seem right!

    Enjoy the blogs! I do!

  • Comment number 68.

    Bondy 80s ay....what a decade!!!???

    That's more like it....


  • Comment number 69.

    I knew that Arlene Phillips was leaving but I thought they would get someone in who would know a something about the different dances, will she be a fair judge and not favour the friends that she has in the business? Darcy Bustle is going to be another judge, does that mean that ballet will be included in the dances?

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaah I feel better for that, rant over


  • Comment number 70.

    Afernoon Blogpeeps!

    Not managed to catch up but wanted to say a quick hello. I'll see anyone that's going to the Brum meet tomorrow and Beez... save me a glass of pink bubbly stuff (just the one you understand).

    have a fabby weekend everyone else... I'm off to a 60th birthday party themed... "Blues Brothers" so....

    it's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses ...

    HIT IT!!!!!

    ARF Gimmie some luvin! Pleeeeese!!!

    & the bump

  • Comment number 71.

    Oh help!! What a start to the weekend!
    Have just heard my son (28) has lost his home and job in one fail swoop! He's been working/living in at a pub and it's been sold and taken over by a management co who are renovating and then bringing in their own team. Looks like he may be coming back home for a while!
    Forgot to say earlier how lovely the pic is of CLP and Noah, being new to all this I get diverted by everyone elses news and forget what I'd come on-line for! Altho' that's probably been my problem all my life - being "scatty" I mean!! Fraid can't help with the grandchildren thing as not blessed with any yet. Still got enough trouble with the kids and they're 28 and 31!!

    xxx fissyn

  • Comment number 72.

    Sorry to hear about your son fissyn - did he know it was coming? What a blow for him.

    I've got a 28yr old at home as well and probably for a long time to come!

    Darce x

  • Comment number 73.

    Lindyloo, I love that movie! If I wasn't goin to a bbq tonite I'd probably watch it!

    Hope it doesn't rain!!


  • Comment number 74.

    Thanks darce! He sort of knew something was up but hoped he'd be re-employed but as he's only on a temp contract and they've already got a team he's out I'm afraid. It's a double blow as the band he's in is just starting to get some recognition and if he has to come back home it'll be too far for him to travel/costly for rehearsals etc, especially without a job!

    Hey-ho, tomorrow is another day!


  • Comment number 75.

    Sorry to about your son fissyn, it will knock him for six for a while,but as the saying goes one door closes and another one opens. You will have some adjustment to do as well, he has had a bit of independance and won't like having to come back home, my son lost his house a few years ago, he came home as there was nowhere else for him and his wife to go, it took some adjusting on both sides but we got through it and he's now got another home of his own............

    I hope that everything works out for all of you.

    SL x

  • Comment number 76.

    Oh you're all so lovely! You've made me cry!! So good to know there are others out there who understand. I have other family but don't want to worry elderly parents and sis has enough with her own lot! Hubby works away in Merchant Navy so it's all down to me!

    We'll get thru' it tho' - as always!


  • Comment number 77.

    Goodbyeeee bloggerooneees

    We're off to sunny Spain now....be good one and all...and dont diss' the Mayo too much.

    Luv and hugs.


  • Comment number 78.

    Have a great time Tango...go easy on the sherbert!


  • Comment number 79.

    Have a great time TB!!!

    JG x

  • Comment number 80.

    Have a great time Tango - you will me missed!!

    Darce x

  • Comment number 81.

    doh be not me!

  • Comment number 82.

    TB - Have one for me while you're there! What am I sayin' I can have one for myself tonite cos I'm off out for a bbq with friends!

    Have a brill time anyway!


  • Comment number 83.

    The funniest thing just happened! While Peter Andre was just singing (on SW in the afternoon) my dog started howling! I've never heard him howl before! Think he was dreaming actually but maybe he's a good judge of rubbish music!!!


  • Comment number 84.

    Toodle ooo Tango - have a good one !!!

    Been mad busy today - just catching up. Be back later - still working -- and will be for a while yet - boo:(

    Beezer xxx

  • Comment number 85.

    ARF doesn't apply here I'm afraid! Just started raining so looks like the bbq may be an indoor one!


  • Comment number 86.

    monkeyBernieBobs, well done on getting your ARF tune played.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 87.

    Lordy! Can't keep up wit hyou lot this arvo ..... it's gawn bonkers here and I've not stopped all afternoon. Honest.

    Bewt pic of Noah CLP - havea grand 2 weeks off and I will Tweet The Mayo if he gets too good!

    Not sure if I'll make FNWC this eve - depends on whether BT have got their finger out during the day and mended the thing that's bwoked ....

    If I don't catc h y'all laters, have a fab weekend.

    The Brum Mob ... see ya tomorrow. My train lands at 13.27 Hrs ... mine's a gin and tonic!!

    Til Wednesday ......

    Truly Madly Deeply Deevski
    x x x x

  • Comment number 88.

    Well done monkeyBernieBobs.

    First time blogger AGAIN!

    I guess I will have to give up on blog ARF and try phoning


  • Comment number 89.

    Deev and all others on the Brum meet - have a fab time, goes without saying really!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 90.

    To all goiing to the Brum meet, have a great time, look after bump Lyndy and dont let Beez and Deev lead you astray....

    ....as if!!

  • Comment number 91.

    Ohh! Busy period there!

    Next week I promise to give the foal name update - 3 to go.

    Can't remember if I mentioned that one of our foals this year was born with Wry Nose - a condition where the upper nose is bent due to the way she was lying in the womb. She has been to the Dick Vets (Edinburgh Uni Vet school for large animals) and following digital x rays being beamed around the world - the result is that when she is 6 months old she will have the operation to try and straighten it out - affectionately named Squinty nose her official name is Ooni.


  • Comment number 92.

    Evening each

    Chris, that child looks soooo gorgeous. Enjoy the golf. Oldest grandson is getting into it too. He has one golf club, which is bent, but is looking good so he's going to get lessons.

    Dook, you're back!!! Hallo.

    Right off to start mocha muffins, back in a while.


  • Comment number 93.

    Right - near nuff caught up with you all.

    First of all - what a cutie Noah is - could munch him couldn't you!!!!

    Will save you some Fizz Lyndy - never fear !!! See the rest of your reprobates in the pub. I'll probably get there a bit earlier - need plenty of time to park car Not next to a pillar !!! By the sound of Sally traffic tonight I may well start out in a mo!!!

    Thunder!! as if Deev and I would lead anyone astray!!! says she smiling innocently!!

    Just to make you all feel better - I am still working !!! Am going to switch the phones off tho' - enough eejits for a day.

    Hope to pop in later - play nicely and keep smiling.

    Beezer xx

  • Comment number 94.

    Your reprobates !!! Think I need to stop and ignore this work!!

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 95.

    Have a great time Beez, and go on, go on, lead them astray. It'll be fun.


  • Comment number 96.

    Off to see a pal in a musical show with her daughter, but I will be back later.

    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 97.

    Ello CLP, Noah, Tash And INDEED ALL Blogger Ops,

    Bingo Star ere.......

    CLP - MAD photo!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A don't now, sorry know, who looooks the most demented!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS A like the Dennis The Mennis baby suit...... that'd suit you too CLP.... suits u sir!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PPS CLP - WHATTA COINCIDENCE.... am off on me 'olidee's on Sundee too!!!!!!!!!!

    Off ter Spain..... first time ave ever been ter the European mainland ever!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Apart from passing through Rome airport).

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

    PS CLP, Tash & Noah.... ave a good time at the Scottish Open!!!!!!!!
    Been there many a time and love it up there!!!!!!!!!
    Beautiful course iz Loch Lowland!!!!!!!!!!!

    Watch out for the thistles too!!!!!!!

    Chow Golf Punks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 98.

    Have a good holiday Bingo! I agree Loch Lomond is beautiful!

    Really busy on the roads home tonight, people dawdling about for some reason - why don't they just push on and get wherever they're going!

    Fissyn, sorry to hear about your son, I hope he gets something sorted out soon.

    Now, where's Bridge with all that wine she promised?

    JG x

  • Comment number 99.

    Quicky while waiting for tea... Baz have a wonderful time on hols and Bingo - look out for Baz!

    Right..hope to be back later..

    mSc x

  • Comment number 100.

    Have a lovely holiday Bingo.

    JK: Went to see oldest son today and got caught up in the T in the Park traffic! Felt just like you - get a move on!!!



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