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Salad, salad, salad, salad, salad, salad, salad....

Chris Evans | 08:43 UK time, Wednesday, 16 September 2009

... S - A - L - A - D is my friends the food equivalent of going home early from a really good party. Nobody wants to do it but afterwards you are so glad you did.

Last night as I drove home at what was only 7.30 whilst it was pitch black and almost monsoon conditions on the A40/M25, I hoped and prayed Tash had forsaken our agreed healthy Tuesday for something more befitting the need. Maybe even getting her sis round to babysit so we could nip out for a quick pub dinner but alas no, the salad was prepared - and guess what ? Not only was it gorgeous but I had THREE "go backs for" and still didn't feel stuffed at the end - I even treated myself to a small armagnac as a reward.

In bed after a bit of Beatles "nostalge" on tape and I felt swell but not swollen, a rare thing for me - albeit a little windy.

Salad again tonight ?

Of course not, maybe same time next year though.





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  • Comment number 1.

    Mawning guv'nor!

    Salad Salad Salad ..... allotment central for you and Tash then. It tastes so much betterererer home grown!

    Don't forget the beetroot - the hilarity of red wee the day after makes it all worthwhile!


  • Comment number 2.

    Salad is good but not when its cold!!!!
    good for tash though keeping you on the straight and narrow.
    I felt like porridge this morning (both to eat and kinda just like porridge too) and have to remember to buy some on way home - am starving now and only have bananas but I have no idea where local supermarche is - can only find small expensive places - hopefully soon I will be brave enough to venture out on my own

    BP x
    PS - just you and me again CLP - people will talk ;-)

  • Comment number 3.

    CLP...too much salad creating wind as an after effect...TMI me thinks!!!!

    BUT think you've picked the wrong time of year to go all salad healthy style.....as you said, gets dark and cold early on now...hence you feel the need for a winter warmer meal......

    Back to the x-trainer Chris....that forgives all sins...even too much armagnac!!!


  • Comment number 4.

    Confession time: I raised a glass of vin rouge (or was it 3 ?) to Keith Flloyd last eve.

    But the curry I made was from a WW cookbook so nice n healthy!!


  • Comment number 5.

    Good morning Chris! Oooh, we you are the early bird these days - very impressive!

    We had salad last night too - and roast chicken, all very well behaved. MsS had made a special request that we have a "light" dinner - she is feeling her size 8's getting a little tight. I tried to explain to her that this may due to the fact that she goes out clubbing three nights a week, and on the way home at 3am, she and her mates have chips & cheese as a nightcap!

    Chris are you aware that there are requests on Terry's show as to where the TOGS can get COGS stickers instead?!!

    C xx

  • Comment number 6.

    Chris......what's worserer.....going home in the dark and the cold or going TO work in it????

    Still, the new early morning starts should help to keep you on the straight and narrow ay??? I know it didn't always work back in the late 90's R1 days, but you're all grown up and a responsible Dad now....or so they say??!!!

    Any fancy a bacon'n'egg McMuffin???


  • Comment number 7.

    Maybe the early blog protocol is our man Christophe in training for early morning mode .... ?

    x x x x

  • Comment number 8.

    Naaahhhh Deevsta....you can't call a blog at 8.43 early....not when the new start time is 7.30.....

    Christophe.....you'll need to set that alarm aka Noah for a little earlier...!


  • Comment number 9.

    Cheryl: yes, I think that may be the case - no more leisurely mornings for CLP come January .... but I get the feeling he won't mind!

    C xx

  • Comment number 10.

    Morning all

    Oh no, it's far too cold for salads now! Comfort food is definately the way to go.

    Hope Rips has packed his winter woolies, as it's perishing up here today! It looks nice, but there's a very cold wind!

    JG x

  • Comment number 11.

    JG - had a txt from Rips this morn - he said he's not in the most desireable area of 'Pool!

    Chrissie - he'll be home for Noah bath and bed time! Sweet!!

    Comfort food: it's gotta be mash potato every tme. And a big hearty beef and ale stew with loads of winter veggies and pulses in it. And dumplings. and warm fresh bread to dunk in .....

    Wowser! That's Sunday's dinner sorted ....!!!

    Now, where's those pumpkin seeds??!


  • Comment number 12.

    So Deevs...is this another one of your WW recipeeeez??????

    I certainly hope so.


  • Comment number 13.

    LOL!! Errrm ...... noooooooooooooo! But don't put hardly any fat in the stew itself as it doesn't need it. And I use low-fat vegi suet for me dumplings - makes 'em all light and fluffy!!!

    Secret stew ingredient - smoked paprika. trust me!!


  • Comment number 14.

    Well Hello there everyone! seems AGES since I had time to sit here and actually post something rather than just quickly dip in and out! how's everyone doing?!
    I just had to say that all this talk of winter stew is making me hungry already and it's only 10 o'clock! AND I had porridge this morning!!
    I think CLP will do a fab job at breakfast - and i can see with a small child it might work a lot better for him! and did i hear on the news last night that Simon Mayo is taking over drive time? Bet that'll be met with mixed reviews!
    Aaahhh - its good to be back!!
    Love Cornishgirlie xx

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning All

    Sorry bit later this morning. Bit of a run on visitors to my little office this morning. Must be market day, all come in to say hello on thier way to the bus stop.

    Comfort food? Baked Chicken Risotto & it's from a Low-Fatty cook book so good for you to. Stoooooo sounds good, Deevs, smoked paprika , eh. Have to try that.

    Baz, I thinks better to go to work in the dark if you can then come home in the daylight. Worserest of all is going to work and coming home in the dark! We're all mushrooms really, kept in the dark and.........

    Seza xx

  • Comment number 16.

    Morning all.

    Salad??? Not on a cold night, ta. Meatballs and spaghetti for me last night, yum yum.

    Mushy peas - now that's comfort food.

    T xxx

  • Comment number 17.

    Morning - bit bleary eyed this am........

    I had salad for tea too....and pizza....but more salad than pizza, honest! The boy had some too, well tomato, cucumber and lots of beetroot, he loves beetroot!

    What he doesn't love is his bed.....................

    Took two hours to get him to sleep(about 9pm) and then he was up again at 1am, by 3am I was in tears and gave in, he came into my bed and we both slept till the alarm went off at 6.45am. Think the cot is going to have to come back for a little while longer - just can't do it when I'm on my own.

    Off to find more tea.......

  • Comment number 18.

    Eb - my son (now 4) was a right horror to get to bed when he was little. big shock to the system i can tell you after his sister who just lay down and never got up again till morning!

    it is really hard work isn't it? i would have given in a lot more and let him get in with us but my husband was firmer!!

    that supernanny thing of putting them straight back every single time without saying anything is fine initially but after 2 hours no wonder you were on your knees!!!

    we always used to say "its just a phase" as that made it seem like it wouldn't go on for ever!!

    hope tonights' better!

    CG x

  • Comment number 19.

    Seza....and fed on....that stuff.....oh I know....

    Why Oh Why did CLP have to start the blog on our fav' subject ay?????

    This will run all day now....not that I'm complaining.....now where's that vending machine.....???


  • Comment number 20.

    It's goning to be comfort food for me tonight - bacon and spagetti!


  • Comment number 21.

    I started the day hungary - I'm now starving - it's not fairrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  • Comment number 22.

    I'm starving too. Didn't have my porridge to try & save few minutes. All I've got here are some sad looking grapes. :-(

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 23.

    seza - Ive got a couple of slightly dogged bananas - care to swap?

  • Comment number 24.

    If we put them together at least we could call it fruit salad. Does that sound better?


  • Comment number 25.

    Sorry, but I'm munching my way through a fruit salad at the moment - scrummy!!

    Hapy to share though

    JG x

  • Comment number 26.

    Morning all

    Another early blog Chris. Assuming you will still blog in the early mornings there's gonna be no chance I will catch #1 spot!!!

    Me I love salad and I also have to have beetroot, but only the raw stuff you cook at home!

    Ebb, does your ickle man still have a nap in the day? Just a thought!

    Pork medallions last night with roast pots and parsnips, runner beans and baby carrots. Cottage pie tonight again with loadsa veg!

    Slight improvement on the weather from yesterday which was pants and not worth talking about and soooooooo cold, but didn't succumb to central heating, just added another layer! Well it's not October yet is it???

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 27.

    OK...vending machine avoided...just....tucked in to my own fruit salad, nice...but again...it's called 'salad' so does not hit the mark....must keep busy until 12.30....altho' have a cuppa soup as a back up plan.....


    PS-Can we change the subject without getting moderated????

  • Comment number 28.


    The customer is always right - apparently!

    Not when you've got to site (in a part of Liverpool where you are not likely to spot any super lamb bananas)at 7am and are well on your way into Manchester a couple of hours later and they ring you to say that the meeting is cancelled!!
    Hope it hasn't put you out - he said!

    So - pulled over, calmed down, rang the hotel who thankfully have a before 4pm cancellation policy and am now on route to Cardiff where I have booked into the Celtic Manor - cheaper than the other place anyway!!

    It's not too bad as it means I don't have to drive to Cardiff and back on Friday before then taking the family back down the M4 en-route to Cornwall for my sisters wedding this weekend.

    Feel free to ignore - but if I don't rant on here then the wife gets it.




  • Comment number 29.

    Superbeep - don't let yesterday get you down - once you've settled in and found your way around. London will offer so much more than it takes away- if that makes sense.

    Eb - you definitely need the other half's input, so put it off until you move. You've got enough stress anyway!
    Spaghetti Carbonara - yes please!

    Morning All



  • Comment number 30.

    Rips mate......direct it at the Mrs......why should we suffer????? LOL

    Sounds like a bit of a 'mare...well boyo, off you go to Cardiff....at least you have a fab w/e to look forward to (again??? how dya do it?)with sisters wedding....!!!!!


  • Comment number 31.

    LMAO - Tango.

    I know what you mean, this has been our busiest year ever.
    I used to work weekends as well but stopped so that I got to see the nippers more, it's amazing how things quickly take place.

    Just my brothers wedding to go in October and then I will check the bank account - not looking forward to that!!


    x - why not?

  • Comment number 32.

    Oops - one more before I jump back on the Toll road!

    Great post this morning CLP - I was getting worried after your not drinking at the GQ awards (I think that's right) the other night and now turning into a salad muncher - thank goodness you qualified it at the end.



    Salad dodgers of the world unite - somewhere spacious!

  • Comment number 33.

    A precious white space for worldly words, soothfull sayings, words of hope, snippets of gossip, lines about life and what do we get, SALAD!

    Christophe my friend surely you of all people must have more interesting things to write about?

    mj x

  • Comment number 34.

    Wise man say ....

    There's no such thing as too much work

    That's reet, innit Rips??



  • Comment number 35.

    Morning all - lovely and sunny but made the mistake of going to get the post sans cardi ! bit nippy aint it ?

    I had salad last night with a stack of prawns but loads of mayo, nicked a slice of Mr B's Pizza and some of his chips!! Bad girl!! Did have my usual bowl of fruit this morning though, with o/j.

    Comfort food deffo stew and dumplin's - yum.

    Internet went down on me last night so will intro the friends on fb tonight and finish my message to you Rips ! Ta for info. duly forwarded on!

    Barnet fixer tonight so better get a wiggle on with this ere work.

    Beezer xx

  • Comment number 36.


    Chris I am very impressed that you managed to stick to just the salad. I always have good intentions of eating more salads, but just can never stick to it! I'm just not a healthy eater, I usually have to involve a steak in my attempts to eat a salad portion. And one thing I really don't get . . .people who can go out to a restaurant for a meal, and have a salad as their main course!

    I had a Chinese last night - blame my sister though, it was her idea. We were wondering . . .does the seaweed starter count as a fruit/veg portion?

    SWF x

  • Comment number 37.

    SWF, seaweed deffo counts as a portion - as do crisps in my book!!

    Rips, at least you get to sit in the car listening to t'radio instead of being at a boring meeting!!

    T x

  • Comment number 38.

    SWF- think that's a no on the seaweed front......but you can always kid yourself it does....!


    PS- MTV......well, wierd as it may seem, the salad subject seems to be doing quite well today, but I'm ready for a change in topic now....actually...yeh, I could murder a Topic!!!!

  • Comment number 39.


    I reckon that the resaon that salad seems inappropriate at this time of year is that our ancestors would be, at this time of year taking advantage of the glut of food that was available in order to get them through the winter months when food would be scarce and the weather cold.

    However our modern life style means that we have food and warm shelter througout the winter, but something inside us still tells us that we need to bulk up to get through the cold weather.

    Could this be one reason why so many people are overweight?

  • Comment number 40.

    Yay Tinsel, I like your answer! I was sure it would count as well.

    TB - sorry, didn't catch that . . .can't understand you around the mouthful of Topic! ;-)


  • Comment number 41.

    Yo Christoof Boy And EVEREEEEE Blog Friend.........

    Bingo Star ere..........

    CLP - Woooooo....... yer mention it waz a little stormy on the way 'ome from R2 aych Q ter Alton (near The Towers) and when yer goot 'ome yer found in bed it wazza windy too!!!!!!!!
    My goodneeesss ave yer goot a 'ole in the roof of yer DJ mansion or did yer noot ave a 'ole in the roof but az a result of Tash's most nutritionally nice salad yer know, sorry now, ave goot a 'ole in the roof of yer DJ abode?????????????@?

    At least yer noot only releasing the tension, yer releasing the colestral.... the salads are working already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GOURANGA TER ALL RIPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS Penny Forem - The Suprise!!!!!!!!!..... Oh yes a can guaranteeee i'll certainly be telling the blog ALLLLLL about it az a can't 'elp meself..... I'll probally be boring the blog for months about it!!!!!!!!!!
    Just the way a am... a get over excited by........ things/ events!!!!!!!
    Soz but don't 'old it against me for aving some faults.... but at least am noot a merisable bore, just an over excited one!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By the way all..... a just wanted ter bring this really good up and coming band ter the attention of yersen CLP and all!!!!!!!!

    CLP, a really strongly recommend this for a slot on yer show, maybe the bit where yer ave a new 'it from aband and what better than from a band that'd gonna be BIG soon!!!!!!!!!!
    In fact they ave already been on The Jools 'olland Show.... and there's a man who iz good at talent spotting!!!!!!!!!

    Ere's the link.... check it out all.... BRILLIANT tune that's builds slowly... noot just a grower az it plays but a grower that...... errrr grows >>>>>>>> ENJOY!!!!!!!


  • Comment number 42.

    Soz a meant 'miserable bore' noot 'merisble bore!!!!!'
    Yer see a waz over excited EVEN at the very moment a acciedently writted 'merisable bore!!!!!'

  • Comment number 43.

    #41 Bingo.....what's that then....your house number.....the number of your favourite train when youz woz a kid???


  • Comment number 44.

    Bingo, We no, soz know what you meant, and I don't even notice the odd spelling mistake in your posts, funny that!!

    Looking forward to you telling all about your surprise!!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 45.

    Bingo - if you whisper your surprise to us we wont tell "you know who" !!

    Beezer xx

  • Comment number 46.

    Tangobaz man - #41 a waz gonna keep it quiet az a find it abit embarressing but if yer insist i'll tell all on 'ow #41 waz a prominent #....
    It's along story but #41 waz the # of the bus a used ter get ter me shrink every Wednesdee afternoon!!!!!!!
    My goodneesss terdee iz a Wednesdee and it's afternooon just... WHATTA COINCIDENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The only problem, a eventually goot banned from the #41 bus az there were complaints developing from fellow passengers about me ever tighter/ more revealing clothes a waz wearing each week!!!!!!
    Yer see me shrink aka the dry cleaners thatta visited every damn Wednesdee were slowly shrinking me clothes with each visit!!!!!!!!!
    41% TRUE!!!!!!!!

    Pen - Am looooking forward ter telling all.... But am a little worried that we might end up arreasted with me suprise but a suppose ter getta suprise yuv gotta take a risk!!!!!!!
    A mean take Cilla Black for example, she took a risk with 'er show Suprise Suprise - know what am sayin'!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 47.

    B's Mum - I am 'onest, a don't now, sorry know, what the suprise iz meself!!!!!!!!!
    Like a say above a just 'ope the blogger who's name am noot allowed ter metion but often do iz still speaking ter me afterwards!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 48.

    Thanks Bingo....LMAO at that one......soo glad I asked now.....hahahahaha


  • Comment number 49.

    Soz B's meant 'If am 'onest' yer see the thought iz stressing me out already!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 50.

    I've been having a really productive morning, getting on with loads of work then I had someone in & she's one of those people who always moan, nothing you do is ever good enough & she can find fault with everything. She's totally knocked my day out of line.

    Luckily I'm only here til 1pm but now I'm going to have to spend tomorrow dealing with her demands. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Better now

    Seza xxxxxx

  • Comment number 51.

    The annoying thing with Salad is when you go back to use it a day later rigor mortis and rot has already begun to set in.

    So that technically means an item for the slop bucket. Now the Government is insisting we all have slop buckets. I would like to know what they intend to do with them. Surely there could never be enough pigs to scoff the whole countries slop buckets.
    Perhaps they will also insist we all have a pig of our own.

    Raddishes to that.

  • Comment number 52.

    Lunchtime!! The local Spa has a salad counter, so as I'm now feeling guilty about the lack of healthy food in my diet I'm going to wander down and pick up a bowl.

    Might have to get a choccie bar too though, in order to keep my sugar levels topped up for the afternoon. And afterall, the good calories in the salad will cancel out the bad calories in the chocolate . . .


  • Comment number 53.

    Seza . . .sounds like you could do with a choccie bar too. Sorry you've had your day ruined. I've spent many years dealing with Joe Public, so I know what you mean

  • Comment number 54.

    I like the salad bar in Wickerman's shop - they do a fab seed mix and its cheaper to buy it by the tub than to buy a packet of nuts and seeds mix.

    and before you ask .... for me, not the birds!!!


  • Comment number 55.

    Blimey SWF------that Joe gets around a bit...I've dealt with him too, whislt working at several different companies in and around Sussex since 1985...now he's in Wales too?????

    Get me coat!!!


  • Comment number 56.

    Slop bucket......think my Mum used to call me that whilst at the dinner table????


  • Comment number 57.

    Deevs....Wickerman....nooooo wierd fillum starring Edwoood Woooodwooood, bit kinky if I'm not mistaken....scary too....


  • Comment number 58.

    Yeh, but wasn't Britt Eckland HOT in it!?!?!


  • Comment number 59.

    Yipppeeee...managed to steer the subject away from food....hot women..much better!!!!


    PS Deevski...in answer YEPP!!!!

  • Comment number 60.

    I'm hot.

    Shouldn't have worn the long sleeve velvety number today!


  • Comment number 61.

    ooh Wickerman, very scary.
    Other scary films because of the anticipation rather than anything gory -
    Don't look now

    Ooh, anyone seen Twilight? I feel like a latecomer to the party, watched it yesterday, can't believe I missed it up till then!!

    T xx

  • Comment number 62.

    Tins - Blair Witch Project did it for me. No real scary bits but Mr Deev woke me up in the night after we'd been to see it at the cinema as I was screaming out in my sleep!

    The power of thought and suggestion - very powerful.

    Deevs x x x x

  • Comment number 63.

    Hello peeps!

    Hope everyone is fit, healthy and happy.

    Apologies for absence. I do have a note from Doc....even had to miss a gig last week. Haven't been to one in ages and then couldn't go. Really maddening, speshly as it was part of birthday pressie for himself t'other week.

    Anyhow, how is everyone? Have I missed anything earth shatteringly exciting? Hope nothing un-toward has been going on. Have kept up a bit with goings on: sounds like Briz meet and Marry Banilow went well.

    Twilight arrived in our house yesterday thanks to GD. Can't get into this genre meself. Bit un-natural and can't seem to relate. AND what is the point of having the bejesus knocked out of you?

    Warm here to. Have had to shed the cardi....

    Steffi xx

  • Comment number 64.

    Scary movies: surely nothing, but nothing, can ever compare to Psycho - the original. That is the most terrifying movie ever, IMHO. Though, Cheryl, and I think may have said this before on the blog - one of my friends (who had Freddie Kruger posters on her wall for recreation) saw the Blair Witch Project and was frightened out of her wits!

    Not for me thanks - how about a blast of Sleepless in Seattle, or Love Actually, or even Shrek!

    C xx

  • Comment number 65.

    Chrissie, I'm with you.....although I do have a soft spot for The Exorcist!!!

    That sounded wrong didn't it??


  • Comment number 66.

    Hi Chris,salad fresh from the garden,really good,you cant beat it.
    and a big chunk of crusty bread, yummy.
    love to all.xx

  • Comment number 67.

    Agree with that Chrissie although I did jump out of my bra the first time I saw Carrie - as did everyone else in the pics ! Right at the end - just when you need to go to the little girls room too !! Not seen Blair Witch though.

    Beezer xx

  • Comment number 68.

    Afternoon each

    So salad it was for everyone last night it seems! Although i did have salsa,guacamole and sour cream with mine so that cancels out the good bit!

    That Joe person has been here all day today too..although its my job to deal with them on a daily basis they can still sometimes be very annoying when they try to tell you your job! So Seza and any others....aaarrrggghhh too and hugs! x

    Now..chocolate.. did someone say wispa golds are back?! Wasnt me Beez..i just championed the original..gonna go have to find one now..yum yum!

    Off to scout around.. so to speak!

    mSc x

    PS - If anyone has a spare quid please check my status on FB..cheers.xx

  • Comment number 69.

    Carrie scared the living daylights out of me and `It` is blamed for the irrational fear of clowns i still have in my 30`s! Hey ho!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 70.

    Hello everyone - quick popping in and out

    Back home from Essex and have GBF coming round for tea - gently braising steak and onions to make a pie (with mash) as it was chilly this morning and thought of comfort food - suns blazzing down now! Salad anyone??? LOL


  • Comment number 71.

    Beez: completely forgot about Carrie! Oh, I was a gibbering wreck when I came out of the cinema!

    Tango: The Exorcist: well, of course the subject matter frightens the life out of most of us. I have never seen the movie (here I go again) but I read the book - absolutely terrifying. I actually called my then boyfriend (MrS) at 3am because I was so spooked that I couldn't switch the light off! He just loved that, needless to say!

    C xx

  • Comment number 72.

    Ooh Debs..room for 2 more?! Be there in 4 hours! Rest of salad, homemade wedges and homemade fishcakes tonight chez Scoobs..:-(

    mSc x

  • Comment number 73.

    Scoobs - your tea sounds top - what you on abart!
    off to stir......


  • Comment number 74.

    Yep...it's official...Wispa Golds are on sale at a newsagents near you NOW!!!!! Run!!!!!!!


    PS the last bit in Carrie scared me tooo...

  • Comment number 75.

    THanks Debs..but its salad again...as someone said earlier it has to be used the next day or its fit fer nowt as we`d say oop here!

    mSc x

    Just off to find that chocolate..x

  • Comment number 76.

    Booo...no Gold versions of said choc bar at my 2 nearest newsagents... had to settle for the original..gonna be on the hunt for them now i know they are back tho!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 77.

    Afternoon all!

    Can't say I had anything that healthy yesterday, not a leaf in sight! Nearest I got to anything proper was a ham and cheese toastie as I didn't get time between what I was doing and then visiting friend and teeny baby then getting to footy... those steps up to my seat are getting longer I swear.

    Today I've managed a sausage and tomato sarnie and I'm making chilli for tea... at some point.

    Had the furniture delivered today for the re-vamp of the spare room on Friday. Once thats all done I can get everything sorteed in the nursery, wash all the clothes, sheets, towels etc and put them all away in prep... am I getting excited.... Hell Yeah!

    Booboo & El Bumpo

  • Comment number 78.

    Lyndyloo....how many weeks to go 4 is it?????



  • Comment number 79.

    ooh Lyndy..sounds fab! And yeah..we need to know exactly so we can do countdown with you!

    mSc x..feeling slightly sick as she ate her Wispa faaarrrr too fast!

  • Comment number 80.

    It's 6 weeks on Friday to be precise... 30th of October... seems like a while yet but I'm sure it'll be here in no time... eeek!!!!

  • Comment number 81.

    See you later folks - off to the barnet fixer. Don't know why I bother really - I end up looking like a scarecrow whatever she does!

    Good idea - countdown please Lyndyloo.

    Beezer xx

  • Comment number 82.

    Oooops Lyndy we crossed !!!

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 83.

    OMG Halloween baby......with horns and 3 pronged spear to boot....haha..


  • Comment number 84.

    If he's 6 days late can I call him Guy and teach him how to make gunpowder?

  • Comment number 85.

    And Baz... no more talk about horns and 3 pronged spears... birth is harrowing enough a thought as it is!!

  • Comment number 86.

    Lyndyloo: if the baby wants to be born .... the date don't matter! Not long to go - very exciting for you!

    C xx

  • Comment number 87.

    CHRIS every time you say LETTUCE - my ENGLISH white tabby cat L E T T I C E starts looking for you. We are listening from my art studio in Daytona Beach Florida. Its really TOO HOT to be moving her ears right now! 90F

    Lezlita (your artist from London)

  • Comment number 88.

    Salad: my favourite is spinach, watercress and rocket, tossed in extra virgin (oooer) and parmesan. We have it most nights. Boleynman and Boleynteen2 love homemade creamy potato salad drenched in mayonnaise, which kind of defeats the object. I recently rediscovered Waldorf Salad (a la Fawlty Towers) and love it, but that's also a bit lardy.

    Lyndyloo, can't believe it's so soon, you must be soooooo excited. I know we all said it when little Noah was born, but it really is the best thing ever! When are you stopping work? I loved being pregnant (apart from the heartburn, the insommnia, and other things far too unpleasant to mention here), loved the whole growing a baby thing.

    Beezer, maybe you need to change your barnet fixer!

    Tuna, lime and coriander fishcakes tonight courtesy of Sainsbugs, with savoury rice and.....salad!

    Hope all are well and dandy and playing nicely.

    A x

  • Comment number 89.

    Oh, I am soooo glad to be home, such a stressful day, with loads of off the wall queries, phone calls and just general hassle!

    So treating myself to a few minutes of chilling time before trying to tidy up a bit - although Mr JG will be off for 6 days after tonight, so I might just leave it to him - he might just surprise me, but I won't hold my breath!

    Lyndy, I can't believe how fast time flies! Glad you're getting organised in good time, so you won't get too tired!

    Rips, sorry you missed the delights of Manchester - another time eh?enjoy Cardiff, well Newport really I suppose!

    JG x

  • Comment number 90.

    Oh, and Beez, really must get mine cut too, but absolutely hate it! But after 18 months, it probably needs a trim ....

  • Comment number 91.


    Well it went mad this arvo at the fun factory. Man boss got back later than he'd anticipated (by some 2 hours) and it went into orbital spinning mode! Shouting, hissy tantrums, stampy feet .... and that was just aimed at lady boss (or ma as he calls her!). But we rallied round as a team, calmed him, got ALL his work emailed out, orders ordered and all serenity returned by half five.

    Thankfully he's in Scotland all day tomorrow ...... and breathe!

    So, 100 days til Christmas eh?? In honour of that factoid maybe CLP should play Gretchen Wilson's Red Neck Woman after Women's Minute tomorrow - purely for the line "I keep my christmas lights on, on my front porch all year long".

    Class!!! (like me i spose!!)

    Mr Deev cooking dinner so I am going to settle down with the Lakeland Christmas Catalogue and see how much I can spend this year ...... THE best panatone ever!!!!!

    Laters lovelies.


    peeeeeeeeeees: come om Arsenal!!! x x x

  • Comment number 92.

    Hey, I've got a Halloween Baby!

    No three pronged fork but I'm not sure about the horns! Sometimes i wonder............

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 93.

    Hey Deevs, Didya hear they're opening Lakeland shop in Chelmsford? My friend & i are just going to have our salaries paid straight into the till!

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 94.

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?! That's the best news ever! Well, ok maybe not "ever", but but but but .... WHEN!?!??!

    There's a lovely one in Swipswitch but I hate driving there. Looks like me and Chelmsford are gonna become buddies again!!!

    x x x

  • Comment number 95.


    Bacon and spaghetti made and eaten (with enough left for tomorrow) and with comfort food inside me I'm feeling a tad betterer!

    I'm leaving the boy's bedtime till as late as poss today - in the hope he'll go to sleep quicker......we'll see.......

    And I'm taking a couple of hours off tomorrow to take his new bed down and put his cot back up, I feel deflated about giving up, but I need to sleep!!

    We'll try again in a few months, when we're settled in the new house, it may be different when daddy is home all the time!

    3 weeks today and we should be in the new house.......arrgghhh!! where's those boxes gone????

    Sleepy ebx

  • Comment number 96.

    Boleyn- I know what you mean as I love being preggers too! It's a lovely feeling and I know I'll miss it... well I'm sure I will if I get the time which I very much doubt!

  • Comment number 97.

    Lyndy, good luck enjoy these last few weeks before the fun really sarts

    Eb good luck with the packing. Where are you moving too?

    Deevs, not sure when it's opening but apparently old Woolies being split into 4 units, Lakeland will be one of them

    Seza xx

  • Comment number 98.

    Oh, Ebb, really feel for you, but I think it's the best thing, otherwise you might get him sorted, and have to start again in the new "strange" bedroom! Good luck with your packing!

    I've nothing exciting for tea, need to raid the increasingly empty freezer, having a shopping nightmare at the moment, so will have to concentrate and do an online one. I normally shop on the way home, but the hours himself has been working has meant me tearing home to let a cross-legged Finlay out.

    Deev - I need a man who can cook! He can do a fry-up, but you can't live on that, well you can, but just not for very long.....

    Oh, and heard a strange noise outside a while ago - found mad-dog trying to dig into the drain cover to get to the water being drained by the dishwasher!!!! I give up!

    JG x

  • Comment number 99.

    we're moving into 'defence housing' in Plymouth - t'other will be home every night, we're 2 miles from dartmoor NP, there's woodland right outside our back garden (I give it 2 weeks before we lose the dog or boy!), the only thing that is worrying me is actually living with t'other!!


  • Comment number 100.

    JG - do you want some of our freezer, I'm trying to run it down and it's not working!!!



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