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Is it the karma police at work ? You tell me.

Chris Evans | 08:56 UK time, Wednesday, 30 September 2009

After serious unacknowledged rib injury of DJ from wife, wife is struck down with dodgy chicken sandwich food poisoning.

When I arrived home from work last night, the house was like the Mary Celeste - nobody around - nothing going on. Tash surfaced only to tell me of her woe. After which I ordered her back to bed, made myself a tomato salad, poured myself a glass of wine and turned on the Liverpool game to see them get stuffed by Florence.

This morning with Chicken Sandwich Girl still unavailable for selection, I have for the last hour been experiencing a full on Three Men and A Baby incompetence fest...

Noah seems to be able to do most of this himself though - bless him.


Right, time for the tricky stuff - mashed banana anyone ?


Clp 2009



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  • Comment number 1.


    You should have gone for the Arsenal game .... 2-nil to the Gunners and there's no way that 2nd goal from Arshavin was offside ..... well, maybe a wee tiny bit. But a goal is a goal!!

    Hope Tash feels bettererererer soon!


  • Comment number 2.

    Aww, what lovely cute photos!

    Hope Tash is feeling better soon xx

    JG x

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning CLP, CtD & JG
    How gawgus is Noah looking? Are you looking for to the latest holibobs Christophe, myself I cannot wait to meet you next Friday at Cribbs Causeway!
    Hope Tash gets over the food poisoning soon, nothing worse
    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 4.

    forward to, not for to, yikes, I wish my brain would wake up!!

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning Chris,

    Arh Bless Tash, food poisoning is not nice at all! I hope she feels better soon.

    Noah is looking as cute as ever - mmmmmm mashed banana used to be one of my favourites as a kid.

    And why is it than whenever I blog a new blog arrives! Happened yesterday and today!


  • Comment number 6.

    Ah Christoff I don't know about the Karma Police, I reckon young Noah needs the Red Card for givin' 'is poor injured daddy the victory sign over the mashed banana. Hurrah bless 'im.

    And poor Tash, chicken food poisonin' is a right nause. Literally. I've only ever experienced that once, when I didn't defrost a chicken properly and I swear I was shoutin' for Huey and fishin' me eyeballs out the U-bend for 3 days afterwards. Nightmare.


  • Comment number 7.

    By the way. Are yous still wearin' that plaster? I swear. The last time I saw a sight like that it said WHOOPS! on it and was marked down to 50p. Stick that in the bargain bucket, hurrah. Made a lovely bit a cracklin'.


  • Comment number 8.

    Aww CLP sorry to here things not all hunky dory in the Evans household. Glad to hear you're looking after Tash so well though.

    Looks like Noah's enjoying breakfast with Daddy. If you need any of his Blog Anuties to come & help out, just say the word. I think there's a few of us who are a dab hand with the old mashed banana and we're all good at sticking the kettle on to support a frazzled Daddy

    Now, just take care of yourself too, last thing you want in your tender condition is a dose of the poorly tum.

    Seza xxxx & an extra X for Noah

  • Comment number 9.

    Count me in for baby-sitting duties, I'm at a loose end!!

    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 10.

    PS How on earth did you find time to post your blog this morning?

    Is Noah helping himself to mashed banana?

    Were you planning on redecorating that room soon anyway?

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 11.


    I'm at work but could drop everything for an "emergency" like that.


  • Comment number 12.

    work............I remember that word!!!
    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 13.


    DtM x

  • Comment number 14.

    well said Dan!

  • Comment number 15.

    CLP! Good Morning

    Big Hugs to Tash hope she feels better soon!

    I missed the Donny and Marie song yesterday - I got out the car to get some bits and when I got back in again I'd missed it :(

    Han :)

  • Comment number 16.

    I love a man who knows how to express himself!

    Deevs xxxx

  • Comment number 17.

    Food poisoning - not nice. Only had it once in New York after eating in a 5* restaurant, was rather poorly for the rest of my holday!

    JG - oops, thought I might have got it round my neck! Apologies, but mayebe you could join in the 3 peak challenge next year, lol!

    B's Mum, MTF and Annie - hope the chocolate was good last night! I tried Cabury's (other makes are available) Raisin Clusters - shan't be buying them again!

    Billie - hope the wine & gin's are chillin for later


  • Comment number 18.

    Awwww bless that little Noah cutie-pie! Send big hugs to Tash (food poisoning feels like you're gonna die!)...

    I'm amazed that you've managed to not only blog but post piccies too. I hope I can still find time to stay in touch in such a manner.

    Dull day but washing line full of dinky sheets for the cot-bed (arriving today now not yesterday).

    Have a lunch time coffee booked with friend who was a midwife for years to ask for advice on home-birthing.

    Hope everyone has a good day... I'll be back later.

    Booboo & El-Bumpo

  • Comment number 19.


    No way can this be Karma for poor Tash! She saved your life, matey! Tash - hope you get better soon - food poisoning is awful.

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photographs of Noah. He is a sweetheart, and I know what you mean when you say he does most things himself! Babies can be so perceptive - he knows things are different, and he's being a good boy for his daddy!

    C xx

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all

    Ah Christoph, mashed banana, takes me back to when you turn your head for one moment and you end up scraping it off the wall!!

    What a little smasher, you must be very proud

    Love to Tash, food poisoning is horrendous

    Lyndy, not long now - 'citing!!

    Overcast here today, with just a glimpse of brightness. Not looking too good for the weekend - boooooo!!!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 21.

    hi christofflamiepie, just bought your book from play.com, simply cannot wait to get it..... any chance of gettin it signed???????????

    lovin the show, but can't wait till your on at brekkie time


  • Comment number 22.

    Hi Chris,

    love the photo's of Noah, hope Tash get better soon


  • Comment number 23.

    Best wishes to Tash. Had food poisoning with chicken myself once and it lasted a week - bodes well for you Christophe!!

    Noah's SUCH a gorgeous little fella. Could almost make me wish I'd had a baby instead of puppies! (Don't know how I managed that, must be some freak of nature, ha ha).

    Keep up the good work daddy, you're doing grand. xx

  • Comment number 24.

    Hi again

    Was just wondering. Tiggy, and other bloggers who are going to be lucky enough to get their book signed by CLP, will you be asking him to dedicate it to your blog name or your real name? In other words, will you let on that you are one of the bloggers what blog on here or will you be a bit shy about it?

    Just curious

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 25.


    That's a really good question!!!

    I'm getting non-blog friends (yes I have many, contrary to the rumours!) calling me Deev now, and birthday cards etc even from some family members addressed to Deev.

    I kinda like it!

    And BLOG LURKER - you know who you are - you have had me in fits this morning, and for that I thank you!

    Proper Cuckoo!!

    x x x

  • Comment number 26.

    I'm gonna tell him who I blog as but will probably get it dedicated to my 'real' name! I wanna thank him for playing my Beatles ARF so I can't hide!!!

  • Comment number 27.

    Seza, not sure yet, actually still not 100% that I can get there, but I won't know that until the day, but that's another story!

    Mr JG still occasionally calls me JG, and I sometimes call him by the online name he used to use - not on here, but where we met.

    Probably will just go with my adopted real name, cos I don't use my given name...

    Confused yet??

    JG x

  • Comment number 28.

    morning all

    have decided I need to join the gym - was wiifitting last nigth and the flabby bits are back - heigh ho :-(

    TAsh - poor you - have had food posioning and know whats its like - stay still and let CLP take over.

    Noah - how cute is he - can't wait til the stork comes a visiting over the puss household

    Bille - hugs to you, and if you can throw a vertial cuppa my way later i will be very greatful as I seem to be permaently buried in work
    New job - I'm getting demotivated as it all seems to much and will get worse before it gets better

    Where is CLP signing books - I really want to go and greet the great man - and get a booked signed to mr and mrs bagpuss

  • Comment number 29.

    Yo CLP, Yo Tash, Yo Noah, Yo ALL Bloggie Dudes.........

    Bingo Star ere.......

    WHATTA COINCIDENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@!@!!@!@@!!@!!@!!!@!@!@!!@!@!!!!!!!!@@!!!@!@@!!@!!!!!

    FREAK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@!!@!@!!@!@!@@!!!@!!@!!!!!!!!!!!

    CLP/ Tash - Ave been ill too...... yesterdee a writted out me blog.... then 'ad me lunch... then about 1pm ish (13.00) a started ter feel unwell..... come 3pm (15.00) a waz starting ter be violently sick.... a too ave 'ad food poisoning from a salad and quiche!!!!!
    Any way me illness slowly goot worse and by 6pm (18.00) a felt like a waz dying!!!!!
    A don't want sympathy but this waz the worst food poisoning ave 'ad since a waz 11 and ate a green metal tasting jacket potato at school!!!!! (school dinners for yer!!!!!) Man do a rememeber that one.... a waz rolling on the floor in total agony!!!!! Terrible stomach pains like ave never 'ad since!!!!!!
    Any way me illness know, sorry now, no stomach pain at all but a fever that left me absolutely like icey cold..... me arms, legs, 'ands, feet all frozen cold and so weak all......
    Now normally when yer sick it's nice az yer get rid of the bad stuff and yer feel better afterwards..... noot last night..... ave been sick 15 times.... 'urt me lower back from being violently sick and a could keep still.... a could lie down, sit.... nothing all me whole body waz in agony and trembleing!!!!!!
    Plus ave lost count of the number of times ave been the toilet and a keep doing toilet explosions!!!!!!!!!
    A tell yer..... don't wanter sound like a wuss but this iz a VERY bad one!!!!!!!!!
    A mean ave 'ad severe toothache.... when it's so bad yer can't turn yer 'ead..... ave 'ad bad flu.... ave 'ad an operation at the 'ospital once on me mouth..... but the pain nothing compared ter last neet!!!!!!
    This morning am feeling a lot better, still relatively ill but it's nothing compared ter last neet!!!!!!
    Compared ter last neet....... NOTHING!!!!!!!
    This morning gotta very sore throat, sore back, arms, legs, abdominals and feeling very weak.... but apart from that am fine!!!!!

    Sadly ave 'ad ter cancel me trip ter London terdee ter see Suzie Baybee....... last neet it took me two 'ours ter write out a text to 'er...... I waz that bad!!!!!!!
    And know, sorry now, this morning Suzie texts me ter say take a look at the blog.... Tash iz ill too..... WHATTA COINCIDENCE!!!!!!!!
    Maybe it's all in the stars and all caps are gonna be ill with food posioning..... a didn't 'ear The Russell Grant mention this on Wrighie's BIG show on Mondee!!!!!!!!!
    Mind you at least thankfully Suzie iz ok.... also a cap!!!!!
    And CLP.... a thought exactly the same thing about Tash.... The Karma Ploice and a see it's yer title for terdee's radio blog!!!!!! LOL!!!!!
    Mind you what ave a done ter get them onter me???????????? Maybe it's cos me jokes are so bad!!!!!

    Tash, a 'ope yours iz noot az bad az mine.... 'orrendus being sick.... 'ope it's the type were yer sick once and then feel better unlike mine!!!!!
    'ope yer get better fast!!!!!!!!!!!

    CLP, all a can say..... a feel for yer.... yuv spent months & months wreeting yer boook all for the big launch termozza and yer gonna end up turning up if yer ever get there..... being wheeled in inna wheelchair..... covered in bandages & smelling of puke...... and am noot just talkin' Noah's - know what am sayin'!!!!!!
    Life iz ere ter test uz - am tellin' yer!!!!!!!!!!

    PS Talkin' of The Noah...... cute photos and that banana mashay looooks most good!!!!!!! Yes, am for some!!!!!!!!
    Ave noot eated since yesterdee lunch time & that might be just whatta need ter build me up again..... in fact am frightened of eating now in case a re-ignite the bug!!!!!!!!

    PS The only good thing ere..... at least ave goot a nice and flat belly after emptying me stomach..... closest i'll ever get ter a six pack!!!!!!!

    GOURANGA TER ALL....... EVEN THE ONE'S WHO ARE DYING LIKE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (noot thatta want sympathy!!!)

    PPPPPPS 'ow ironic.... a waz just talkin' on the blog about being ill yesterdee!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 30.

    PS ALL - A don't know if anyone toook a loook at me X-Factor link a put on yersterdee.... no bloggie pals writted back ter me with any feed back..... well worth a loook.... I thought it waz VERY funny!!!!!!!

    Ere it iz again in case any missed it >>>>>


  • Comment number 31.

    WHATTA COINCIDENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When a put the X link on yesterdee..... it waz blog commentation #30 too!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 32.


    I invoked the KP just last week when somebody hit my car in the supermarket car park and just drove off.

    I will never know if they took up the case but I can only hope that cosmic justice was done.

  • Comment number 33.

    Hi Chris, Wow what a lovely picture, not sure about the banana though!

    Can you help a lady called Sara Tuppen who runs the Horse Refuge Centre in Kent, she has the largest Shire horse in the Uk at 19.6 hh only 1/2 inch to go and will be a world beater!! That's a big horse.
    Sara is raisng money with the help of Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove by having a poem and reading evening at the theatre royal in Haymarket on the 18th October with the help of Bill Kenwright. This is a super Centre and needs all the help it can get, Martin Shaw has even ridden one of the horses?? Please can you do an interview with her on your show or Jenny Seagrove? www.horserefuge.org I know you get pestered all the time, but this really is a worthy cause that needs a good plug! Listen to you every night, great show,

  • Comment number 34.

    Yo Bingo.

    I watched that clip and saw it first time around too.

    What MAD eyes that fella's got.

    Twill be interesting to see how he gets on in fuure rounds.

    Anyone who has Rips on fb, you have to see that clip that he put on.

    Charlie bit my finger, hilarious.

    Working on my ARF at the mo.

    Gotta come up with a storker.

    Have tried the ploy of picking one that I thought that CLP would choose, that didn't work and in all fairness wasn't my kinda music either.

    Thinking cap on !


    P.s. We have all had/got Bingobellyitis here too.

    Snot nice !


  • Comment number 35.

    some good news to share (men might want to look away now) Emo has had his little operation and has come round - hes fine and will always sing soprano? Poor little mite :-)

  • Comment number 36.

    Sticky keys, future, not fuure, Doh!

  • Comment number 37.

    EMO....Hugs littlun.x

  • Comment number 38.

    Hi chris get well tash
    chris chicken is the worst happend to my good self

    Well chris off to work in a mo

    Have a good show

    I loved the photos

    tash rest & chris take care

    Kind regards

  • Comment number 39.

    CLP hope the good lady gets well soon and you managed to get little Noah to eat all his banana and not have it all over the room and himself by the time he was finished

    P.S in case i have missed this who is CLP taking with him on to the breakfast show???

  • Comment number 40.

    Bingo, just glad I'd had my lunch before reading your post, graphic to say the least!!!

    Superbp, Love to Emo, we've had many puddy tats who have had the 'op', oh and might as well include Mr P there - whoops that's not for here, so don't tell anyone!!!!!!!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 41.

    I'll keep it quiet Pen, doesn't seem to be anyone else about, so I think your secrets safe.!!


  • Comment number 42.


    I think you're being a bit harsh on your Tash, to say the least...she saved your life man!
    Karma Police...now that is a good song...
    I remember my (now not so) little one eating mashed banana - or rather spitting it back at me, little charmer!
    Have you got a book coming out then; you never mentioned it!


  • Comment number 43.

    Hi Chris, Poor Tash hope she feels better soon.
    What lovely pics of Noah hes gorgeous,he s a big boy,must be all those
    bananas. love to all.xx

  • Comment number 44.

    I won't tell anyone either Pen!

    On the previous blog I said that I would go to Fat Club this lunchtime well I did and the bad news is I've put on 5lbs!!! Not happy with that and it also meant that I had to pay! Still the good news is that it's motivated me to loose it before that dreaded "C" word then I can put it back on again during the festive celebrations....LOL. Looking on the positive side I have put those 5lbs on in the past year, so I shouldn't be too hard on myself - it must have been those Wispa Golds!


  • Comment number 45.


    Have you upset someone at the Guardian.

    I've just seen an article in Saturday's edition about the 800 books being published tomorrow, and according to that you will not be in the top 10 of them.

    Apparantly you will be outsold by Freddie Flintoff, Peter Kaye, Ozzie Osbourne and Jeremy Clarkson amoungst others.

    I guess we shall see.

  • Comment number 46.


    Chris.....MMmmmmm mashed banana!!
    That boy gets cuter every day!

    And Chrissie is right, he'll know something is not quite right, and be better behaved because of it.......I had food poisoning/dodgy belly about a year ago, and the boy was fab for me all day - seemed to be happy enough in the playpen (oh they were the days!) while I lay on the sofa feeling lke death......

    Hope tash feels better soon


  • Comment number 47.

    Hi Chris,

    Poor Tash I hope she feels better soon!

    Noah looks very gorgeous in those photos, thanks for sharing them.

    Is anyone else having a really bad 'hump' day today? Roll on the end of the week, this one's not going too well at the moment!

    Love to all MCM xx

  • Comment number 48.

    Barney I very much doubt CLP will give a rat's whatsit whether he's in the Top 10 or not; and neither am I, to be honest.

    I'll be buyin' said jolly tome even if I'm the only one, whereas I shan't be buyin' the others because I'm not particularly interested in them. Just like I'm not interested in football, eating at MacDonald's, computer games or visitin' Lapland to find Santa.

    The point I'm making is that everybody's different. And what a boring old world it would be if we weren't. So good luck to all of the above with their offerings, I'm sure they will indeed all fly off the shelves. But I'm guessin' It's Not What Yous Drink will be atop MY Top 10, which is all that's important to me.

    (It's a good while since I read the Guardian too..)


  • Comment number 49.

    Oo apart from Peter Kay, will probably pick that one up.


  • Comment number 50.


    Pay no regard to the scales - they is an evil creation by the Lords of the Slimming Clubs Conglomerate.

    You is gawjus, just don't go forgetting that!!

    Now, where's that choccie bar ...

    x x x

  • Comment number 51.

    Clodagh - Quite agree on the book point. Just read Pies & Prejudice by Stuart Maconie and Do Bats Have B*****ks - neither, particularly the latter, to everyone's taste!


  • Comment number 52.

    Don't beat yourself up AliB, stay as sweet as you are xx

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 53.

    Thanks Deev and Pen xx

  • Comment number 54.

    Pen #40: at least Mr Pen had the courage to "do the right thing"! When I discussed this option with MrS, you would have thought I had asked him to, well, give up one of his guitars! He ran a mile in the opposite direction - what a jessie!

    AliB: well done on going to the Club today. If only I had faced my weight problem when it stood at 5lbs overweight!! You are doing the right thing, and you will feel terrific come C-time!

    eb: I remember that when my daughter was little, she just could sense if something wasn't "the usual" and she behaved accordingly. Amazing really, and I am sure all babies are the same - they are too clever by half!

    MCM: if it's any consolation, I am getting through this week, just hanging on by my fingertips - so I do understand!

    C xx

  • Comment number 55.


    I did Pies & Prejudice on holiday this year - in about a day. Loved it, and will be asking Santa for CIder With Roadies!

    x x x

  • Comment number 56.

    Hear hear Deev. Yes indeed, Ali, forget the scales, and remember that Fat Clubs can be exactly that on the dark side. Dieting does indeed make you fat, and more importantly, depressed and de-motivated.

    I was thinking about that after the doughnut debate last evening. This guilt that we all feel around food is rife and so pernicious.

    The fact is that at this present time, we're all surrounded by and tempted by rubbishy processed foods. Even when we think we're eating healthily, we're often not because of hidden chemicals and unnecessary additives in processed food. The doughnuts are the least of the villains; doughnuts don't masquerade as anything else but an indulgence bless 'em. And there's nowt wrong with the odd indulgence.

    I wish there were an easy answer to this problem but there isn't, it's such a complex issue. In fact, I think perhaps I'll leave it there before I get too boring or provocative. Just that, as someone who has battled-successfully, but still has to be vigilant-an eating disorder, I'd like to say please let's give each other a break and stop obsessing about our bodies.

    Just respect them, and to those of us who have them in 100% working order, be bloody thankful.


  • Comment number 57.


    There is a cracking joke about Wiganners and pies in both those books - its the same joke but it's a goodun. Told it to my mate Big Al last night, who is a Wiganner and he liked it, so it must be good!


  • Comment number 58.

    Nic and Deev. If you enjoyed that, there's his Adventures on the High Teas. Similar thing, v. funny.


  • Comment number 59.

    Hahaha Nic, ey listen up chaps, somebody told me that there was quite recently a Mayor of Wigan called Councillor Pye. Is this correct? And if so, how did THAT escape my notice? Hohoho I do hope so.


  • Comment number 60.

    Clodagh, You are so right as always. Although I have to say that WW did me proud when I lost all I did with them last year, and apart from the 5lbs I have managed to maintain it and still enjoy treats. I promise not to obsess about it and in the great scheme of things I am not really bothered about my weight, just glad that I can now fit into clothes two sizes smaller and feel a bit fitter.

    There are certainly more important things in life to get worked up about and unfortunately we don't!

    Onward and upward. Topic closed, I don't want to go on about it. Just thought I'd share.


    P.S. Thanks Chrissie for your encouragement.

  • Comment number 61.

    #56 Well said, Clodagh. I'll let you into a little secret, Mr P is away on business, so whilst shopping in Sainsbugs this morning, I treated myself to a 'little' indulgence for later on. Am I gonna feel guilty, you bet your life I'm not, life's too bloomin short!!!!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 62.

    Clodagh - Thanks for the tip and I will endeavour to find out if there is such a person!
    Anyone - Sometimes the simpliest things are the best but also the most difficult to adhere to - eat less, exercise more.


  • Comment number 63.

    Ali, well done and of course you're quite right.

    And Chrissie, fair point. I'm sorry to preach at you; it's just a subject close to my heart.

    Right. Will shrup now and buff up me dog-collar.


  • Comment number 64.

    It made me laugh the other weekend - Sky were covering a match from the JJB and at half time the conversation was more about the pies being eaten than the first half of the footie!

    AND - my fave fixure is when Wigan play West Ham United, purely because the caption in the top left of the screen says ...... WIG WHAM

    Always makes me smile!

    Deevs, loving the simple things!
    x x x x

    peeeeeeeeeeeeees: will look for the other Maconie book too - thank you! x

  • Comment number 65.

    Clodagh - Buried somewhere here is a mention of said councillor...



  • Comment number 66.

    Nic THANKyou!!

    Marvellous. Cllr. Ken Pye, Mayor of Wigan. Ah jayzus how did THAT get past me?

    Musta bin' in prison. Let me see, when was York Races again...


  • Comment number 67.

    Clodagh: I really mean this - you never preach. I read over the blog from last night, and Croc was saying something along the lines of she's never met anyone on the net who is real. Well, I have had many a discussion with you, and if anyone is real, it's you.

    When I read your post, I agreed with every single word. But, having known the misery of being overweight, slim, very slim, very fat, etc since I was 16, I think that if like AliB, you can face the creeping up of the weight before it becomes a big problem, then good on ya.

    You are right though, there's no easy answer, because the problem is not on our hips, it's in our brains!

    Thanks once again for your incredible words of wisdom.

    Chrissie x

  • Comment number 68.

    Whilst on the subject of appropriate names, there is a firm of solicitors in Warwick called Wright Hassall - you couldn't make it up!


  • Comment number 69.

    Just thought, am I allowed to mention names like that?! Oops!

  • Comment number 70.

    LOL Nic - that's all I get from my solicitors, altho they don't do under that name!


  • Comment number 71.

    Hey, there's nowt wrong with a decent pie!

    Deev - now the DW stadium - where I have never seen so many pies being eaten by so many people in such a short time!

    I must admit though Cllr Pye passed me by as well

    JG x

  • Comment number 72.

    Ah Chrissie you're so sweet. Thankyou.

    But I do know my limits, and I realise I'm inclined to think I know it all. I hope, though, that I'm not quite stupid enough to think I can never be wrong.



  • Comment number 73.

    JG. Given that Cllr. Pye was the champion of the poop-scoop, I'd say you should be ruddy grateful he DID pass you by.


  • Comment number 74.

    So I hit the metaphoric post-lunch wall. What's a gal to do .....

    Had some nuts (no choc, just hazlenuts)
    Refreshed the water
    Gave boss man an email with bad news, then ran
    Now got The White Stripes on .... LOUD!!!!!

    I need a Seven Nation Army in my life!


  • Comment number 75.

    Afternoon folks - another busy one !! Sunny and warm here but looks like I will be heading for drizzle and cold in Norwich this week-end! Boo.

    Get better soon Tash - poorly girl - been there - had that (pizza) lasted 2 days with symptoms exactly the same as our Bingo graphically described!!! Drink lots of water or you will dehydrate.
    Noah gets more munchable with every pic doesn't he? I'll volunteer for the babysitting feeding and playing but the other bits - erm no thanks!!!

    Fat thin fat thin - yup - me too - slimmer of the year, month, or something like that in 1800 and something too!!! Must look at me badge ! still got it somewhere!

    I love cranky names - the villages round here make me giggle - Wyre Piddle etc etc and the ones where firms do it on purpose - can't think of one at the mo but the TreesRus type stuff.

    Eyes are beginning to close staring at 'puter all day so off for a Phoebe jog up and down the garden to wake me up!!

    Beezer xx

  • Comment number 76.

    And Nic, don't get me going. I LOVE people with the apt names. Am still delighted by your man there in charge of equipment for our troops, called Jock Stirrup. And the chap in charge of accounts at the sports firm that used to supply the rugby club, one Robin Money. And what was that jazz chappie's name, Claude Nobbs? Marvellous. Put me in mind of my old War Hero Granddad, who usedta keep 'is fightin' ferrets down 'is trousers.

    Um, hello, modders..


  • Comment number 77.

    Clodagh, I think my work colleagues think I have been taking something, as I keep laughing for no reason apparent to them! It's not just me with these names then, thank goodness! I used to work with a man called Mel Head, initials M.T. And in another job a Gordon Bennett...


  • Comment number 78.

    Right, I need to get gone, as it's getting a bit busy around here, with various footie folks. I bet these Germans are loving the Manchester weather today!

    Is it me or are there quite a few different teams in the Champions League this year?

    Catch you all later

    JG x

  • Comment number 79.

    Hi All!
    Sorry for absinthe - have a note - too busy! Not caught up either apart from today.

    CLP - sorry about Tash - look after her - whats with the broken rib? Anyone?

    Also CLP - I am very much looking forward to meeting you in Brizzle next Friday too - Tiggs and me coming at ya - watch out!

    Right off to catch up with whats been going on


  • Comment number 80.

    Hello Everyone

    How's ya doin?

    Just had a quick catch up on bloggy topics.

    On the subject of indulgence. Think one of the best philosophy's around is everything in moderation. Don't make yourself miserable over it but we all know that if we want those trousers to fit we might need to not have a chocie bar everyday.

    Clodagh -Just thank you for being on here. Can I order your book yet? Think that one is a sure thing for the top 100.

    Laters. Lap top being hijacked & i can't even complain as supposedly it's for homework!!

    Seza xxxx

  • Comment number 81.

    PS Am very jealous of you all going to meet up this weekend. I hope you all have a fab time, so good that you decide you want to do it again next year when I haven't just spend 3 months wages before I got them!!

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 82.

    Oh my goodness what a beautiful baby and like a minature Chris Evans.

    I must admit though I prefer the baby sitting in Tootsie.... Dustin Hoffman is my favourite actor though.

    It's not always about looks it's personality.

  • Comment number 83.

    Afternoon peeps
    Deev, loved Pies and Predjudice, too but a bit miffed about the description of Wrexham girls in the Chester/Wrexham rivalry thing. Hope I don't fit the stereotype!

    I'm not going to get into the weight debate ....!

    Sorted out the travel to meet on Saturday, but shocked to hear from Beez that she doesn't eat sweeties!, when I enquired about in-car refreshments.
    Praps I'd better get myself some toffees, then at least whilst my teeth are stuck together she will be able to give her ears a rest!

    ttfn, Crumpy xx ;o)

  • Comment number 84.

    Crumps, I'm sure if you bring along some pork scratchings she'll imbibe with you! She'll need to build up a thirst for when we get to the place of beverage selling!

    x x x

  • Comment number 85.

    Ha ha you two !!! Never need to build up a thirst for the pink fizz !!!!

    Sorry if I shocked you Crumpy - not a sweetie person at all !! More of a sour puss !!!!!!! Go on - say it !!!!

    Beezer xx

  • Comment number 86.

    YESSSSSSS!!!! Lord help him!

    Tiggs xxxx

  • Comment number 87.

    oooh I'm jealous that I won't be at the meet at the weekend... have a glass for me and send me a text or 2 pleeeezzeee!

    I've just finished making changes to our web site and sent out a newsletter to everyone and feel like I've made progress today... just month end cheques to write and then I'm moving away from the keyboard (makes me unconfy to sit at the puter for too long these days).

    As for unsuitable names I used to use a solicitor called "Mr Fiddler". You're right, you couldn't make it up!!

    Booboo & El Bumpo

  • Comment number 88.

    #54 Thanks chrissie, I knew this week would be a long/busy one and was doing great until this morning, but went out for a walk this afternoon and that made me feel better, I do firmly believe that a lot of how you cope and feel about things is mind over matter!

    I probably shouldn't mention this but it can be just as frustrating to not be able to gain weight as it is not to lose weight!
    I'm very under weight and am constantly being told by doctors that I have to gain weigh and my husband is very over weight and being told he has to lose weight!
    I'm one of those people who can eat anything who everyone gets jealous of but its not as straight forward as that, I'd love to gain some weight!

    Off out for a meeting (and another late night) so good night everyone!

    MCM xx

  • Comment number 89.


    I'm officially unemployed from today and it's move minus 4 days.......

    I managed not to cry at work today....it hasn't sunk in that I'm really not going back!! And I know there'll be tears on Friday when we say goodbye to the childminder.......

    Anybody got an inspiring idea for a pressie for her btw, I'm crap at pressies!!

    Not gonna comment on the weight thing - 23 months since the boy was born and I still haven't shifted all the weight...the plan is to start running (again!!!) when we get to Plymouth! And I love choklit too much!


  • Comment number 90.

    Phew!! Made it home, and just caught CLP referring to Old Traffic - how very appropriate!!

    So, strangest thing I saw on the way home, a discarded toilet seat in the central reservation of the A580!

    I don't do gooey sweeties but am partial to mints when I'm driving, especially if I'm getting thirsty.

    The site looks lovely Lyndy, and I'm very envious!

    JG x

  • Comment number 91.

    How's the packing going Eb?

    When we moved here I said I was never moving again, and we've collected loads more junk in the 7 years since then!

    For a pressie, why not give her a photo of the boy in a nice frame?

    JG x

  • Comment number 92.

    Good evening all .

    Chris lovely photos of Noah ,hes growing really fast now isn't he .

    Give my regards to Tash for speedy recovery .xxx.

    Bridge .

  • Comment number 93.

    Hi Bridge, are you back to reality now?

    JG x

  • Comment number 94.

    crumpy Hi, You made me laugh there what with your in car refreshments.

    Me when I go away for a weekend the cool box goes with me with lots of treats ,can't beat it can you ....Enjoy it anyway ,It seems to have come around very fast this meet doesn't it .

    Have fun .

    Bridge .xxx.

  • Comment number 95.

    Hello JG , nice to see you .yes back to reality now but Its been hard this time as I do really like France and would live there If I could ,but no chance as Mr B is such a home bird ,

    Have you any more holibobs planned ?

    Bridge .xxx.

  • Comment number 96.

    Packing...JG.... Packing????????

    All I've managed to do so far is a very big box of shoes!

    I've got tomorrow and Friday when the boy is at the childminders, so hopfully I'll get it done then!

    There is going to be alot thrown out/given away as well - how do we acquire so much useless stuff?

    I was thinking a pic too...

    Back once the boy is asleep..


  • Comment number 97.

    Good Luck eb ,youll be fine as JG said a nice photo always goes down well .

    Bridge .xxx.

  • Comment number 98.

    It's hard getting back into the swing of it, Bridge. I've never been to France other than a day trip to Calais, and a skiing trip with school. Mr JG not keen though either.

    We're away two weeks on Saturday to Pembrokeshire for a week, in a cottage again, so we can take Finlay. We're trying to (gradually) walk the entire coast path, not in any sort of order though.

    Which reminds me, I need to print off the Hopper bus timetables!

    JG x

  • Comment number 99.

    DAughter and granson just about to pay visit ,back later folks .xxx.Bids

  • Comment number 100.

    JG love that part of the country , SO go and enjoy yourselves and finlay too . Do hope the weather is nice for you .

    Bids .xxx.


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