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Chris Evans | 17:28 UK time, Thursday, 25 March 2010

The team were out and about on the town last night.

There was a show, there were a couple of glasses of fizz for the girls; and there was a midnight snack before we all turned in at the hotel with the mad lift - you have to go up to go down - and that's only when the lift feels like it! Otherwise it's the fire escape, and then Russian roulette with the alarmed doors.

Everyone was in pretty fine fettle considering.

Oh, oh - and the really big news, Foxy from Drive Time has had cub number three - hurrah for life !

Have a good day great people of the blog. There are no finer individuals on the face of the earth.





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  • Comment number 1.

    Well done Foxy and ..

    Well played Chris - at last the news is out re. listening figures.


  • Comment number 2.

    Golly gosh - that's a first for me - to be first

  • Comment number 3.

    A frabjous day indeed

  • Comment number 4.

    Woo Hoo Christophe, 8% up on STW eh. No wonder you are cebrelating!! Well deserved I say and b******s to all those dissers out there!

    Congrats to Foxy and her latest cub.

    Have a fabby time in Glasgow all yous who is going, wish I could be there too.

    Off to make toad in the hole now, wish me luck!

    Ta ta Lin x

  • Comment number 5.

    Glad you had a good time last night Chris and WELL DONE for 'allegedly' having more listeners than Terry!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Foxy on the arrival of her new baby son. I heard her chatting on Simon's show just now and she hasn't chosen a name yet and said she is going through a book of Saints' names!

  • Comment number 6.

    Blimey CLP it's a late blog tonight! Glad you enjoyed your night on the town, and if certain newspaper reports are anything to go by it was thoroughly deserved! Fabulous news about Foxy too, just heard her on Simon's show.

    Hope everyone has had a good day, I've had another lazy one after yesterday's dental traumas, and even fell asleep this afternoon which is soo unlike me. I'm not normally very good at sitting around being lazy. though having said that I've got a banana, honey and pecan loaf in the oven just now and have assembled fish bake for my tea!

    Back later


  • Comment number 7.

    Sounds like you had a great night Chris, and well done Foxy, hope she's well.

    Lifts?? I never go in lifts - I just know I'd die if it stopped between floors - as Beez well knows.


  • Comment number 8.

    Glad you all had a good time last night. Congratulations to Foxy and her husband on the birth of their son and congratulations to you. I guessed your ratings had gone up after your cryptic twitter message.

  • Comment number 9.

    Typical Man Chris............... is it a boy or girl? what weight ? and what`s it called ?

  • Comment number 10.

    Simon has just said that Foxy's new baby boy was 7 lbs 2oz and name has not been chosen yet. x

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi CLP

    Glad you had a good time last night and thank you for the compliment for us bloggers - it is reciprocated of course.

    Congratulations to Foxy.

    Thank you everybody for the good wishes to those of us going to Glasgow, we wish you were coming as well - a toast to absent friends is always made (several times)...

    Rosie - I hope you made enough of that loaf for everybody ;-).

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 12.

    Really pleased for you Chris, the Breakfast show is quite fantabulous, don't always get to hear all of it....thank goodness for iplayer so that I can catch up. Also think Simon has settled in well to Drivetime, am enjoying that too!

    Congratulations to Foxy and family. I know that she had a little boy yesterday and that they haven't decided on a name yet- she has a short list though. Simon spoke to her on todays show.

    Looking forward to the next sporting challenge video.

    Mcw x

  • Comment number 13.

    Well done, Chris, though the late night clearly was a problem for like 20 minutes before you and the gang got into the groove. Congrats to Foxy and keep doing what you do best: great radio.


  • Comment number 14.

    Apologees for absinthe, been at that work place and working hard :(

    Enjoy your week in Scotland, those who haven't already set off!

    MC - did you have to mention rain? I don't think we had quite as good a day as you did, cloudy and not much sun!

    Goldie, glad to see you, how's your Mum doing?

    Right, buzzer just gone for tea, sorry if I've missed anyone, but will be back later!

    JG x

  • Comment number 15.

    Evenink all,

    JG, it got propper sunny at one point and I did the unmentionable and opened a window in the office, as there was only me and one other "nesshie" in today. Tomorrow will be fresh air day all day, as I am in on my own.
    Now its raining ;-(

    Rosie, that load sure does sound good, what time is it ready please ???

    MC xx

  • Comment number 16.

    Rosie, that should say loaf , Doh !

    MC x

  • Comment number 17.

    very slow blog day and early evening - probably because all the usual suspects are travelling and are offline!

    Well done Chris esp as I don't hear half as much of your show as I used to in the evening but luckily other people make up for me eh?

    Wonder if Beez is there yet?

  • Comment number 18.

    Loaf update: it's out of the oven and cooling down, and have managed a slice (for quality control purposes of course!). Now I normally think that bananas are the devil's work but the loaf is yummy!


  • Comment number 19.

    Rosie, It smells delicious ......

    MC xx

  • Comment number 20.

    Good evening,

    First off - an apology and a belated happy birthday to Gail - soz x

    Chris - I hope the reason for the late night was to celebrate an increase in listeners from when Terry left.
    The show is absolutely rocking and you sound right at home.
    I trust you gave that fantastic team of yours the night out that they absolutely deserve for producing the best show on the radio.
    How do spell sycophant btw?........I don't care!!!

    Does anyone know the figures for Terry's new show? As much as I enjoyed Michael Ball, Terry's show has kept us company on a few long journeys recently and it works really well.

    If I don't get back before the weekend. Safe journeys to all going to Glasgow and I know you will have a wonderful weekend.
    I've met Chrissie and Mary and can imagine they make great hosts, I'm sure Annie is up to the mark to.

    Debs - Behave!!!



  • Comment number 21.

    Chuck a slice this way Rosie.

    Will you be in Glasgow at the weekend?

  • Comment number 22.

    Aw Rips, pity you can't be in Glasgow. Have a list of pubs.


  • Comment number 23.

    Right so that's a slice heading to MC and one to Annie....

    Annie I'll be there on Saturday afternoon! Hope tose who are travelling have safe journeys


  • Comment number 24.

    Bums, I'll miss you Rosie. I'll be there on Sunday.

    Mist closing in up here.


  • Comment number 25.

    Bums, Annie, I am double booked on Sunday.

    It's been a right pea souper here all afternoon. Just when I thought spring had sprung


  • Comment number 26.

    I have confession to make...I've not yet listened to STW's new show, not had a chance to and don't have time to do catch up stuff!

    Oh, and to continue the occasional series of random things by the side of the road, between Salford Crescent and Worsley on the East Lancs tonight, I counted 1 doll, 1 kid's box like shape insert-type toy, 2 small stuffed toys and one much larger teddy....

    I was almost in tears at the thought of all those upset children! I still have my very first teddy, and he would never be chucked out of a car window!

    MC, grotty here too, but it was still lightish at 7pm, so looking good for next week!

    Oh, Mastershout's on...

    JG x

  • Comment number 27.

    Hello all,
    Not been around for a few days computer cable snapped so had to order new cable which arrived today..

    Mtf,so ,so sorry that you couldn't stop .Thank you for your gifts and flowers they were a nice surprise and the cake was yummy to say the least .
    Hope you and gorgeous daughter had a safe journey home .

    Just like to wish all those going to the glasgow meet ,have a great time .

    Hope everyone is well and looking forward to their weekend also .

    Take care Bids .xxx.

  • Comment number 28.

    I know Rosie - fog lights on when I went over that bleedin' bridge this morning. Thick fog in Livingston.


  • Comment number 29.

    Evening Bids and JG.

  • Comment number 30.

    Aw Christoff thankyou and all I can say is HURRAH!!

    Soak it up, sunshine; what an achievement. Am absolutely, unreservedly delighted for you.

    And speakin' of which, huge congratulations to Foxy, that's heartwarming news. Hope all are well and in robust health; given how sickeningly glowing she was lookin' at the O2 I'm sure they are.

    Right, just a short one for now; best get packed. Am off back to Dublin first thing tomorrow. How many shoes can one woman need for a 3-week trip...


  • Comment number 31.

    About 20 pairs Clodagh??

  • Comment number 32.

    Years ago I would have liked to settle down and have a family, but, circumstances and madness prevented me!

  • Comment number 33.

    Why bug me... it`s totaly messed my life up.

  • Comment number 34.

    Evening Martin, how's you?


  • Comment number 35.

    Sorry MTF couldn't stop with you Bids!

    Hi Clodagh, yes, that's what I missed "Well done Foxy!"

    Hi Martin!

    Annie, Mum says "Yey"!!

    JG x

  • Comment number 36.

    Brill JG. I love the Highlands. xxxx

  • Comment number 37.

    Evening all, well since my last weather report it has rained and rained and rained and thundered and rained and lightning and rain ;( hope all travelling hav/will travel safely cos it's horrible out there.
    JG thanks for asking, mum is ok at the mo but will be starting Chemo soon, they are waiting til she is strong enough, she is gaining weight slowly and will NOT rest - but having been so active she is finding the last few months very difficult!!
    Darce is you go to see We Will Rock You and you like/love Queen you will thoroughly enjoy it ... I did and personally have never been a great Queen lover!! infact have seen it twice now :)
    CSN any news yet??? have been lurking for the last few days and have been following your posts, hope both Daughters and 'bumps' are ok xx
    Rosie that cake sounds lovely.
    Happy Thirsty Thursday to all
    GM xx

  • Comment number 38.

    Evening all!

    Congrats to Foxy and the family, just got in the car tonight when she was talking to Simon and was so pleased for them

    Goldie Glad to hear your Mum is doing ok. Must be a nightmare trying to get her to rest

    Rosie, I have some extra brown nanas in the bowl, think I'm going to have to make nana bread tomorrow.

    Boy1 made cheese scones today. Not bad but I think he needs to make them again for practice!!

    Considering he's only 13, these drama GCSE's are wearing us out! Don't get me wrong, he's not doing the things but is involved in the tech side so has been putting hours of work to support those who are!

    Guess who has to run the taxi service!

    Seza xx

  • Comment number 39.

    Hi Jg ,Annie .hpoe your both well .

    MTF was going to stay over tonight with her daughter but as it turned out wasn't able to .
    I was so looking forward to it,and when I found oit that she couldn't stay I was qite dissapointed ,but I'm sure well manage some other time .

    And can I say Mobiles Cakes are devine !!! yes Chris devine .

    Cns ,and Goldiesmum ,hope alls well with you and yours .will be thinking of you all.


    Just going to go and have a chat with MTF to see how she is .

    Take care all .xxx

  • Comment number 40.

    Hellllooooooo .......

    heya hows everyone .. new bog was a lil late but heyho .......

    nice to see everyone is ok ... and congrats to Foxy .....xxxx

    Bills xxxx

  • Comment number 41.


    Just watched the bowling video

    Nice shirts boys!


  • Comment number 42.

    Bids, tell MTF we're all thinking about her.

    Right, I'm off. Up at silly o'clock in the morning.

    Night all.


  • Comment number 43.

    Hiya Seza ... and good nite Annie xxxxx

    Bills xxx

  • Comment number 44.

    Hi Seza ,
    Long time no see .How are you my friend ?Hows the house hunting going or shouldn't I ask ?

    hope you and yours are well .


  • Comment number 45.

    Godd night Annie .xxx.

  • Comment number 46.

    Night Annie

    No Bids, let's not talk houses. :-(

    How are you? Did you see MTF today?

    Seza xx

  • Comment number 47.

    Hi all

    Off for my early night now - very early train tomorrow. Don't know if I will be able to get on line at the weekend so if not have a lovely time all.

    Good night.

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 48.

    Good nite MTD ..XXXX

    Bills xxxx

  • Comment number 49.

    Hello all, I am back in West Somerset :(

    I feel really bad that I couldnt stay with my lovely friend Bids.

    We got to the Uni at 8 this morning and things went pear shaped from there on...

    I am not going to elaborate but health issues took over.

    I did pop over to see the lovely Mr Bids and drop in a few afternoon delights!!

    But as I didnt get to see you Bids, I was unable to pass on all the hugs that bloggers had asked me to.

    Still, looks like April 17th might be a new opportunity, next Uni interview.

    So, anyone around on this day in this vicinity, please get in touch. I can think of one in particular!!


  • Comment number 50.

    Night MTD, Travel safely


  • Comment number 51.

    Hello everbody peeps,

    Oh dear, I don't know where to start. Fantastic news Chris - well done on the figures. I was really worried about them when all that stuff was going on when you were off a couple of weeks ago and I'm so chuffed that you proved your doubters wrong.

    Congratulations to Foxy and family on their latest arrival.

    Bingo - I noticed your early morning post - hope you had a grand time - will there be a second date?

    Glasgow bound bloggers - hope you have a fantastic time.

    CSN - still looking weird with everything crossed. Working on the premise that no news is good news.

    Goldiesmum - I hope your Mum continues to improve. Sounds like she should be resting but it might be doing her good being active. I don't know I'm not a health professional but I think it's good to listen to your bod.

    Happy birthday Gail, sorry I missed it - glad you had a good time.

    Seza, glad boy1 is well again and baking cheese scones - mmm yum.

    I've been lurking today and yesterday (can't remember if I posted anything yesterday) but I'm struggling to remember who needs get well wishes and good luck wishes so get well soon to the poorly bloggers and good luck to the job hunting bloggers.

    Andy, I did see that you're wee one is on the mend again and has very kindly shared it with the rest of you. Glad she's on the mend and I hope you guys are all better soon too.

    I'm presently trying to conduct a conversation on FB with my French cousin and it's not easy. His english isn't brilliant but it's loads better than my french and I feel guilty for not making more of an effort to speak in french. Tbh, ma heid is fu' o' mince tonight! :(

    Billie, I saw you're open and honest post the other day but I'm so sorry I haven't had time to add my comment. Bless you, sounds like you had it tough as a child which is difficult to deal with but you are very lucky now to have such a loving family. I saw that you feel better for getting it off your chest and that's great. Just make sure you have lots of hugs with your girls and your partner.


  • Comment number 52.

    Oops missed the Bristol bit out of last post.


  • Comment number 53.

    Ne seza ,didn't get to see my friend today .But she did call and Mr B had the pleasure of seeing her She had to get back as her plans were changed at the last minute .

    We are going to try and meet up later in April as I have Family commitments here at the moment and can't go anywhere,

    Are you doing anything with the family over the Easter ??


  • Comment number 54.

    Night MTD - have a fab time - I know you're a teeny bit excited.

    MTF - I hope the health issues have abated.


  • Comment number 55.

    Ooops soz - night Annie.

  • Comment number 56.

    Thanks Gaily B.

    It seems the stubborn MTF, really ought to go and have a chat with the doc.


  • Comment number 57.

    Bids, we are not going away over Easter but have the annual Easter Egg Hunts to do, even the teens still want them so who are we to argue

    Then I have the rest of the week after Easter OFF!!!! I can't tell you how much i am looking forward to it

    I'm currently trying to think of some things for me and the boys to door, preferably very cheap things! Hopefully the weather will be good

    MTF (((hugs))) to whoever is poorly. Hope get better soon.

    Am not really watching TV but think I have just seen a crocodile eat his dinner - from the inside!! Eeeuuuuwwww!

    Seza xx

  • Comment number 58.

    Yes some one really should .


  • Comment number 59.

    Hello Bids , Gail, Seza and MTF ...xxx

    Thank you for the lovely comment Gail ..

    MMMMM Cheese scones .... love them Seza ....

    MTF and Bids sad to hear you didn,t get to meet :(

    hopefully next time hey ???

    Bills xxx

  • Comment number 60.

    Hugs to MTF ((((((((())))))))) Get well soon .....xxxxx

    Bills xxxx

  • Comment number 61.

    I know what you mean Seza - I don't know if I've got another week of school / work routine in me - I'm struggling and really looking forward to having some time off over Easter. Thank goodness it's the weekend.

  • Comment number 62.

    Seza, that will be a nice break for you and if the weather is nice you may be able to get a couple of good walks in if the boys like that kind of stuff.
    Don't you have a local paper that advertises things to do and places to see .A seaside trip maybe if it's not too far or one of the London Museums.


  • Comment number 63.

    I am not ill, honest.

    Just very inconvenienced.

    Bids are you now now looking forward to April 17th??

    Shall we camp?


  • Comment number 64.

    Hello Billie Gaily B.

  • Comment number 65.

    ok MTF ........ xxxxx

    shame your day did not go as planned ... (((())) to you xxx

    Bills xxxx

  • Comment number 66.

    Seza ,packed lunches as well always cuts the expenses down .


  • Comment number 67.

    You ok Bids ????? .xxxxxxx

    Bills xxx

  • Comment number 68.

    Oooo eerr Missus!

    I'm free!

    is that camp enough MTF?

    Bids, Might do London, have just been watching the brilliant programme about the Natural History Museum that was on tonight and realised we haven't been there since the boys were tny, Been to the Science Museum several times but not done the dinosaurs

    GB, I know exactly what you mean. Could be a very CBA week

    I know I said no house talk but it's really starting to get me down. We looked at another house last week then saw it had been sold this week. At this rate we'll be in tents on the green!


  • Comment number 69.

    Hello Bids. It's a shame MTF and you didn't get the chance to meet up today. Hopefully on the 17th. Camping tho? Sounds a bit adventurous. Too adventurous for me I'm afraid.

  • Comment number 70.

    Bids, want to come on our days out? You sound like the best person to have with us. xx

  • Comment number 71.

    Seza, I find the Feb half term is a most definite CBA week. I usually work that week and by the time I get home in the afternoon I'm too exhausted to do much so I usually suggest a film fest and we pull out the sofa bed, fetch the duvets and pillows then snuggle up in front of a feelgood film for the afternoon (I invariably fall asleep) but my youngest lad is always happy especially if there are snacks available. :)

  • Comment number 72.

    coo is it a bit chilly to be under canvas ...????

    Brrrr !!!!...... lol xxx

    Bills xxxx

  • Comment number 73.

    Sounds soooo good GB.

    My boys just happy to watch TV or play on lap top but then I have big ol' attack of guilt and say we should be doing something else........................................................................................when I've finished checking the blog!


  • Comment number 74.

    Seza, I hold you totally responsible for my latest bout of choking/gagging, call it what you like!!

    Very camp dear!!


  • Comment number 75.

    I'd say so Bills. Wouldn't catch me under canvas whatever the weather. Too blimmin uncomfortable.


  • Comment number 76.

    sounds a bit Graham Norton to me MTF ?? lol xxxx

    Bills xxx

  • Comment number 77.

    it would have to be at least 21c at nite for me to go camping .. too much of a creature comforts girl ...... but to look up at the stars would be heaven ..... xxxx

    Bills xxxxx

  • Comment number 78.

    Oh Seza I'm exactly the same. Then I find myself dragging out the bikes, pumping up the tyres and going on a bike ride :(

    I'm planning on getting the Merlin Annual Pass through those vouchers from a big supermarche this year so we can do loads of stuff like Alton Towers, Legoland, the Dungeons, etc, etc - other entertainments are available!

  • Comment number 79.

    Seza ,believe me if I had the time off I would be there like a shot.I would love to come .

    Billie I'm fine thank you .

    Gaily ,what MTf means is that we are going to camp in a campervan somewhere god only know but her ,she an eccentric you see and a forager.

    Always got a spade in the boot of her car .Collects berries and Mole hills for compost and anything that she can make or make use of she'll gather .

    And I love her to bits ,shes my best friend.


  • Comment number 80.


    Hope it made you smile a bit too

    Did your daughter get to do what she needed to at Uni? Was she there for an interview?


  • Comment number 81.

    dunno what or where we will go on hols this year ... not made any decision yet ...xxxxx

    but alton towers sounds like my kind of place scarey rides are the best ..xxxx

    Bills xxxx

  • Comment number 82.

    OMG, the Bidster has made me GULP!!


  • Comment number 83.

    Aw Bids that's a lovely thing to say. MTF sounds like a very interesting character. Molehills for compost?

    Bills - I saw what you did there - looking at the stars would be heaven. LOL!

  • Comment number 84.

    You ok MTF? Bids is lovely saying that isn't she?

  • Comment number 85.

    Right, need to go wake Mr Seza up so we can go to sleep!

    This week seems to have gone so slowly but then can't believe another week gone by already

    Does that make any sense? How can time go slowly and whizz past at the same time?

    Will go to bed while I'm pondering, sleep well and travel safely if you are going away

    MTF, Take it your first call tomorrow will be the Doc's?

    Seza xx

  • Comment number 86.

    Right you lovely people I've got an early start in the morning ,so i'll bid you all farewell and good night .

    catch you later .


  • Comment number 87.

    LOL Seza - waking Mr Seza up to go to sleep!

    I know exactly what you mean. I thought this week had dragged but then couldn't believe it was Thursday already. I have a three day weekend so no work for me tomorrow.

    Night night and sleep well.


  • Comment number 88.

    Seza, yes, it was all a bit wierd.

    All that way to go...

    Then a group discussion, then ...

    Any questions from the parents, cue me!!

    I still cant believe my Dad (miss him.x) did that to me, so... following on with family tradition, YES, I asked lots!!

    Then off we went for an hour or so, while they looked at portfolios and then... Thank you for coming, we will let you know in the next fortnight!!

    What part of all that could not be put onto some kind of disc and shown online!

    I only drove 300 miles, some had a lot further to travel!


  • Comment number 89.

    Night night Bids - sleep well.

  • Comment number 90.

    Oh bless you MTF. Was that your daughter's first choice uni?

  • Comment number 91.

    yeah but which stars would i be looking at ?????? plenty of nice looking ones around lol xxx

    Nite Bids and Seza ...xxxx

    Bills xxx

  • Comment number 92.

    Blimming heck MTF .. Thats a long way to go ..?????

    Bills xxx

  • Comment number 93.

    Well Billie - I'm going to have to head off to bed too. Feeling pretty pooped tonight.

    Sleep tight Honey and I hope someone else is along to play soon.

    Night night.


  • Comment number 94.

    Gnite Gail sleep well too .. lovley to talk to you ..xxxx

    catchya tomorrow ok ...

    Bills xxxx

  • Comment number 95.

    Night Gaily B.....

    I am very slow at typing, so dont always reply straight away, no GD has to attend 5 unis

  • Comment number 96.

    Lovely to talk to you too Bills.

    Looking forward to it.

    Hope you have a good day tomorrow.

    N'nite. Gaily B xxx

  • Comment number 97.

    Oooh you just caught me MTF. Blimmin' 'eck - 5 unis. I'm hoping just to visit the 1 but that's probably wishful thinking. My lad knows what he wants to do and where he wants to be, he just has to get the grades. He's only doing GCSEs this year but his science teacher has been saying to me since year 8 that we should be looking at unis! He's a bit of a nutty professor so I haven't paid much attention to him.

    Rightio you gorgeous bloggers, I'm offski this time.

    Nighty night.

    GailyB xxx

  • Comment number 98.

    5 uni's MTF ??... hope some of them are a bit closer to home for you so not such a long trip and hope you are feeling better now, I did drive past some of the uni today on way back from Mum's but I didn't spot puffball(?) :)

  • Comment number 99.

    The plan is....

    GD has paid 20 pounds, to register with the uni set up.

    So.... to get her value for money, she needs to attend at least 5 unis!

    Now the fact that it costs me on average about 150 pounds per uni, with petrol accomm etc..

    Is this value for money?

    Keep your postcards please, I already know the answer!


  • Comment number 100.



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