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Happy Blogday To You

Chris Evans | 12:47 UK time, Thursday, 1 April 2010

So what a lovely show the team put on for me today, surprises non-stop. The Golden Oldie from my Mum nearly set me off. . .

44 years now on the planet and I still feel like I did when I went to the big school, no older. Sure - I look older - but I feel and think exactly the same as I have always done.

D'ya wanna know a secret ?

I was up all night with food poisoning and had it not been my birthday, I would have taken a rare day off - felt like death warmed up to be honest. I just now worry for my fellow travellers on the plane to Portugal this afternoon !

Happy Easter you lot.




Cake time! Chris celebrates his birthday in the studio below:


See more photos from Chris' birthday on our Facebook page


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  • Comment number 1.

    Hi CLP - enjoy your birthday and your Easter break. Tash, Noah and you have a good time in Portugal.

  • Comment number 2.

    Hope you are better soon. Missed first half of show today so I will listen later on the iplayer.

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi again.

    Hope you feel better soon CLP - well done for coming in to work. Have a lovely time in Portugal.

    Chrissie from the last blog - A NEW LAPTOP!!!! - Great...... you can now join in at the weekend (TNGC, FNWC etc....).

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 4.

    Hello again, Chris,

    You have one lovely Mum!

    Mcw x

  • Comment number 5.

    Chris, what a trouper, you would never have known, hope you feel better soon.

    Darce/MTF, My reference to Rome was today's Pause for Thought segment where the Cardinal was discussing going there to advise the Pope. Only explaining this as you may not have heard it!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 6.

    Doh, was left behind on the last blog chasing wabbits!

    Chris, what a hero you are for carrying on.

    You didn't perchance swallow any Thames water did you?

    Hope it clears up really quickly for all of you.


  • Comment number 7.

    Afternoon all

    I've copied this from the previous blog

    Happy Birthday Chris!!! I'm sorry, but I missed the show this monring, so will listen again if I can.

    I've not made it to work today, I've been fighting a losing battle with sleep all night, down to a combination of toothache, hayfever and a bad stomach. Weird though, as soon as I'd rung in, I fell fast asleep for 4 hours.

    So, a sofa day for me, Mr JG gone to ELH in a huff as there's no food in, and here's hoping I'm feeling better for my trip tomorrow - fingers crossed.

    Right will catch up on this yesterday's blog shortly

    JG x

  • Comment number 8.

    Pen, missed this mornings show.


  • Comment number 9.

    Happy Birthday Chris, hope you all have a lovely break in Portugal.

    Glad you did come into work today, cos you would have missed all your birthday surprises.... and so would WE! Lovely to hear your Mums golden oldie. The photos on FB are fab too.

    Happy Easter everyone.

    Ta ta Lin xx

  • Comment number 10.


    Great show this morning. Welcome to being 44...'tis great...
    Wouldn't have guessed you didn't feel well. Enjoy your break and REST!


  • Comment number 11.


    If you were up all night with a dodgy tum, we certainly never noticed! You had so much energy this morning - it was shame to turn you off (so to speak!) when I arrived at work just before 9.

    Hope the lurgie clears up soon - good point about the Thames water MTF! - and that you and the family have a lovely relaxy, chocolatey weekend in Portugal.

    And JG - hoep you feel better soon too. Let Mr JG look after you and rest up until you're back to your old self.

    Deevs, who fancies a jam donut!

  • Comment number 12.

    Well looking at the pics on fb, you would never guess what a poorly boy you are Chris.

    Definitely going to listen to the show on the i player this weekend. The look on your face during the zig and zag moments is priceless.

    JG, I hope everything settles down for you.x


  • Comment number 13.

    Happy Birthday CLP,
    Hope you have a great weekend in Portugal.

    Sleet and blustery wind here, Coldsville.

    Chrissie, love the idea of a Vat of G&T , I found a dozen cream eggs in the cupboard this morning, which i havent bought. Think i will hide them from MrMC & see if he notices ;-0

    Deevs, Temping has it good and bad points. I did it for a few weeks about 3 years ago. Some places were superb and some were like hell on earth. On the whole , the try before you buy seems to work well on both sides, but sometimes you just know you wouldnt want to be there for ever. Keep on going and I am sure you will hit the jackpot soon.
    Will keep my fingers crossed for you .

    Hope everyone has a nice Easter.

    MC xx

  • Comment number 14.

    Me Deevs please.x

  • Comment number 15.

    Greetings Of Niceness Ter Christoof LP & ALL Bloggies....

    Bingo Star ere......

    CLP - Very sorry about the food poisoning!!!! Nowt worse & on such a specail dee.... all a can say iz yerd never ave known listening ter yer fab show this morning!!!!!!!!
    A 'ope it's just one of those less than 24 'our bugs & ALL iz good later & for yer 'olidee in the sun!!!!!!!!!

    CLP.... LET ME WISH YOU A MOST VERY NICE BIRTHDEE.... IN ALL AREAS (inc the stomach)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (50 closing in!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!)

    And specially for yersen iz this >>>>>>>>>>>

    A thought what better after yer on air (noot air guitar) but real on air guitar playing.... Brian May playing a guitar solo on 'is 'Red Special' az 'e calls it.... appropriate az a think CLP iz a 'Red Special' - know what am sayin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    PS ALL - A quick update on me blog this morning - A did go left instead of right.... aka straight inter the car park of the mental 'ealth centre, adjacent ter the Tesco's a waz meant ter be delivering too!!!!!!
    Only problem.... a goot stopped by a psychiatrist on 'is way ter buy Sanity Monthly from the Tesco store opposite!!!!!!
    E said ter me "whatta yer trying ter do driving this giant truck inter the small car park????" "Are you MAD???"
    A said "Yes.... that's why am 'ere doc!!!!!!!!!"
    Only problem all...... After a quick examination.... 'e told me am mostly sane & noot fit ter be inside the perimiter fence... aka fit enough ter be outside the DAMN fence!!!!!!!
    A said yer noot fitting, sorry sitting on the fence 'ere??????
    Next thing ave been DAMN IT been turned aroooound... well a couldn't az me rig iz too BIG!!!!!!
    So ave 'ad ter reverse outta of the car park by the psychiatrist, being careful noot ter let any serious condition patients jump under me wheels & ave ended up in the Tesco's yard after all!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sometimes.. LIFE.. iz ere ter test uz aswell az yer driving skills!!!!!!!

    Nice dee ter all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 16.

    JG, Sorry to hear you are poorly , get well soon.

    Deev, i'll join you in a jammy donut .

    MC x

  • Comment number 17.

    Nobody could have guessed how awful you felt Chris - what a blimmin trouper you are. Fabby show as per usual. I was so disappointed not to hear your Mum's bit but I was just on my way out of the shower and younger gorgeous boy started a lovely wee conversation with me on my departure from the bathroom. However, I felt cheated of enjoying a lump in my throat and a few tears for the joy of the moment - hopeless emo that I am. Anyhoo, hope you're feeling better soon.

    I missed the April fool thing this morning - any hints as to what it was or should I listen again?

    Hey Chrissie, I'd go for g & t by intravenous drip to avoid spillage on the new flaptop.

    Really am busy and shouldn't be here so I'm offski.

    Happy Easter you lovely bloggers,


  • Comment number 18.

    Ps - JG - sorry to hear you're poorly too. Hope you're well enough for your trip tomorrow.


  • Comment number 19.

    I'd rather have one of MC's creme eggs - but then again, they are not the same with all the filling sucked out..... ;-p.

    I was going to say MC, I think Mr MC will know exactly who is responsible for the disappearance of the eggs (unless you keep your chocoholism well hidden!!!)

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 20.


    I have only had one, yes, one cream egg this season .

    I will do my bestest to convince him it was the cleaner, the gardener or the chef ....... whodunit ??

    MC xx

  • Comment number 21.

    Do you reckon that creme eggs float in gin?

    Visualising a new twist on apple bobbing for tonights TNGC.

    MTF, always game for a laugh.xx

  • Comment number 22.

    CLP - Only just seen yer photer, wasn't there, when a first looooked at terdee's blog!!!!!!!

    Nice cake, but surely yer can't even looook at it if yerv goot an icky stomach!!!!!!

    GOOD news for the rest of the Drivetime Team.... they get ter ave the cake & eat it!!!!!!!

    Gotta go.... gotta load of stuff ter unload!!!!!!

  • Comment number 23.

    #22 - You beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 24.

    Can you imagine if the Creme Egg Easter Eggs (the big ones in boxes) were full of the creme egg goo instead of hollow!?! Wowser, that would be so sickly and then some.

    I've not yet had any Hot Cross Buns this year b ut intend to rectify that by going home via a Hot Cross Bun shop to get some in for breakfast tomorrow morning.

    AND ....... drum roll please .... I've not had a single solitary Mini Egg this year either. Now that really is a world record - I usually horde them from Boxing Day when they appear in the shops!

    Mr Cadbury's Parrot always makes me think of Russell Brand. Norty boy!!!



  • Comment number 25.

    btw, sadly, i haven't got any jam donuts either :-(

  • Comment number 26.

    Just been to bottom slapping shop and their creme eggs are now half price - well you just have too don't you when you are saving money!!

    Have only had two this year so far (mind can't mention the amount of other stuff that has been consumed)

    Never got in to G&T but I am sure I can find something else to toast the health of the great CLP today xx

  • Comment number 27.

    Happy Birthday mate, hope you feel 100% soon.

  • Comment number 28.

    MTF - btw you are forgiven but then I should have seen through it - doh!!

  • Comment number 29.

    Deevs,post 11, sorry, can now see it is a wish rather than an offer :(

    Oy one of you miserable lot working alongside our lovely Deevs, go get her a donut now!!


  • Comment number 30.

    Actually back again, soz am under pressure ere at work.....

    CLP - A waz trying ter find a copy of the MEGA solo Brain May did at the gig a waz at in Ukraine.... AVE JUST FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CLP - This iz one the one a meant ter put on the blog for yer birthdee, since a know yer like guitars & yer inter Queen & INDEED Brian May.....

    'OPE ALL ENJOY >>>>>>>


  • Comment number 31.

    Happy Birthday CLP, hope you're feeling better now.

    Hello everyone else!


  • Comment number 32.

    #20 MC - what was that about lent???

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 33.

    Happy Birthday, Chris.....Enjoy the time in Portugal!


  • Comment number 34.

    Happy Birthday Chris xx

    Have a lovely time in Portugal with Tash and Noah xx

    Chrissie can I come to you for Easter? ;o) xx

    Hi DtM nice to see you back on the blog.

    Wishing you all a lovely Easter!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 35.

    I bought an creme egg easter egg for the elder gorgeous boy but apparently he doesn't like him so being unable to palm it off onto younger gorgeous boy I have saved it for myself. I haven't had any creme eggs this year so I thought I'd treat myself and boy am i looking forward to diving in. Mmmm yum!

    Still shouldn't be here but can't resist you lovely lot.

    Being a relatively new blogger, there seems to be a lot of names I don't recognise today. Great to see so many of you dropping in, is it a special day or something? ;)

  • Comment number 36.

    Gotta fly. Philip Glenister is on the SW show this afternoon.

    Might be back late tonight, got to battle with the holiday hordes.


  • Comment number 37.

    Bingo, will have to read your unmodded posts when I get home.


  • Comment number 38.

    Afternoon each!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLP! I agree with everyone that the show was brilliant this morning, noone would have known you were proper poorly! Have a fabby weekend!

    Not much to say apart from Hi!

    But, apropos the creme egg in gin, on Something for the Weekend on Sunday the cocktail guy had put chocolate eggs into some kind of `adult pop` to take on the taste (think it was tequila?) and Louise Redknapp ate a whole one.. not sure if she made it to the end of the show!

    And not jam donuts for me but am now contemplating a jaunt across the road to the Paddy McGuiness advertised place for a caramel donut with custard in the middle...Deevs, i`ll pick u a jammy one up whilst im there although i cant guarantee its delivery...

    Great to see Clodagh is safe, DtM back and also MWK, Gingembre, Baggy and Dragon and a few others!

    Really have lots to do..so am off..and did i mention i am working tomorrow AND saturday?! ..anyone want to employ me not in retail?!Nah, thought not!

    JG, feel better soon.. and have a fabby weekend with your mum! x

    Csn.. hope everything is well..x

    Laters all..

    mSc x

    PS - MTF, you got me with the blog thing this morning i have to confess..was thinking `well the system must be down cos i cant see anything`! Very good!

    PPS- GM`s friend rung and told us weve got tickets to QI recording ..v v v excited!

  • Comment number 39.

    D'oh just spotted a couple of typos.

    It should be 'a creme egg Easter egg' and the elder gorgeous doesn't like 'them'.

    Rightio, offski this time.

    Cheerio for now.


  • Comment number 40.

    Well for someone who didnt have much to say i dont half waffle!

    mSc x

    PS - Shall we send a search party out for UC do you think? Definitely MIA this week!

  • Comment number 41.


    Oh dear, Double Denim, what a fashion faux pas!

  • Comment number 42.

    Afternoon All

    Happy Birthday Christoff, you couldn't tell that you were under the weather at all.

    Also great to 'see' lots of people back today. You can stay you know.

    Barney - don't you know double denim is this season's look - keep up man!


  • Comment number 43.

    Happy birthday Christoff, enjoy your Easter break. Enjoyed the show this morning, brrr it's cold out there isn't it? Glad I was in the car, the cycle home yesterday was most unpleasant.

    Things getting back to normal at work, in fact it's pretty quiet in the office today, has a real 'end of term' feeling to it...not that i'm clock watching...much.

    Happy Easter everyone!


  • Comment number 44.

    Phew caught up, well done on the April Fool MTF!

    Clodagh, what a fantastic poem!

    And, yes, it is good to see loads of folk popping back today, please don't be strangers!

    Well, my premonition last night came true, Mr JG returned from ELH with an upgrade to his favourite PS3 game, so I'm now watching him "drive" the Bathurst circuit very very badly!

    But he did also buy me some soup, which I've managed to eat without doing any further damage to myself.

    Enjoy your time in Portugal Chris, although I must admit the thought of that cake made me feel a little queasy...

    JG x

  • Comment number 45.


    We Fashionistas operate several seasons ahead of you civilians, so for us this season is SO last season!

  • Comment number 46.

    Afternoon each

    Lovely sunny, windy day up here in Fife.

    Happy Birthday Chris, hope you have a lovely birthday. Great show this morning, I'd never have known you were unwell, hope the lurgy doesn't last too long.


  • Comment number 47.

    Afternoon all,

    Happy Birthday Christoph, get well soon and have a well deserved rest in Portugal with you lovely family.

    JG hope you are feeling better soon too (n hugs to everyone else who is under the weather!)

    MTF loved your April Fool and also the thought of your hot cross bunnies ;) hope you got your breath back after catching them!

    Deevs hang on in there, you deserve a medal for perseverance and those you are working with need a rude awakening!! can't believe they all went off n left you alone.

    CSN any news yet?

    Have now forgotten all the other things I intended to mention doh!
    Have spring cleaned the kitchen this morning, washed all the nets and cleaned the windows, so am now going to luxuriate in a very hot shower and then have a very deserved cuppa with a slice of cake ;)

    Hope everyone has a lovely Easter, Chrissie hope your new Flaptop (loved that whoever called it that!!) is up and running asap.

    GM xx

  • Comment number 48.

    excuse the spelling and grammar, think all that Flash (other cleaning products etc etc) has got to me lol

  • Comment number 49.

    It's rubbish getting old and forgetful. Have finally caught up, got to the bottom and, like goldiesmum (not that I'm suggesting for a minute goldie that you're old!), can't remember what I wanted to say.


  • Comment number 50.

    Aww Chris, sorry to hear you are poorly but really could not have known from the show this morning. There was such a positive energy about the whole thing

    Can I just say, when I was listening to the 7.30 news, I thought how nice it would be to hear Minnie's golden oldie! Honest!

    Barney, At Last I have found some one who can answer a question for me. Just what is a fashionista and how do I get to be one!

    Deevs, More (((hugs))), is always hard settling in to a new place and so much worse if you are not sure of your position. Enjoy your break from it all

    JG Hope you feeling better now, stay warm

    Hope everyone is having a good day

    Mine got really good when I heard the Candyman, started thinking about a week off and then remembered tonight is Hairy Biker Night!

    Off to the Mercury with Si & Dave, dude!!

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 51.

    GM, Step away from the flash!!

    See, housework really is bad for you!


  • Comment number 52.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTOPHE LAMBIE PIE. This explains why you are a jolly jester.

    You don't look a day over 43. I too still feel like a schoolgirl in my mind and I'm 66. But things are packing up.

    Don'y worry about the food poisining, you are getting rid of old food ready for much celebrating.

    Hi everyone else.

    Just got in from shops and finding my wheelie bin. I'm now well stocked up with a turkey crown, Easter eggs, hot cross buns and daffodils. I like the way they stay buds for Good Friday and open for Easter.

    Happy Eater all.


  • Comment number 53.

    Easter not eater Doh

  • Comment number 54.

    Ooooh, so much to say!

    Chris: thank you so much for your blog today. What a wonderful guy you are. The photos on FB are just terrific - well done to Sara for all her hard work: she must have been in the studio at 3am today organising all the balloons, banners, etc. I just loved photo #26 - the old BBC box - I loved that logo! And finally, on your next Karaoke evening, you must invite our very own Jovial - his rendition of Nights in White Satin will blow your socks off! Have a really wonderful weekend. xx

    mtd: new laptop - so excited!

    JG #7: hope you feel better as the day moves on, and that you are ok for tomorrow. xx

    MTF #8: make sure you don't miss this morning's show - I am going to Listen Again about eight times!

    MC #13: enjoy your creme eggs - you have been such a good girl!

    Gaily 17#: I will be very, very careful and make sure I do not drink my G&T's over the laptop!

    MwK #34: may I suggest a glass of the pink stuff on Saturday, at the scene of the crime from last Saturday's blog meet?

    goldiesmum #47: thank you - hope to "see" you here over the weekend.

    Hope everyone has a really lovely Easter ... we have a quiet one planned, and MsS has asked for the Twilight New Moon DVD instead of an Egg. One problem - I have already bought the Egg!

    C xx

  • Comment number 55.

    Hallo Chrissie. New laptop? Great, you'll be able to chat all weekend!

    And, how do you do that? Comment on everyone's post?

    Happy Easter everyone, hope you all have a wonderful weekend and the sun shines on you. xxxxx

  • Comment number 56.

    PS: Just ordered a SatNav from the AA. I'm determined to master Glasgow streets.


  • Comment number 57.

    Hi Annie: I KNOW! Just hope I don't overstay my welcome and be on the blog too much over the weekend!

    I always forget what I want to say, so I made a determined effort to make a list today! I wish I could master the Glasgow streets. I have lived here for 53 years and still could not direct you to Central Station!

    C xx

  • Comment number 58.

    Chrissie, as soon as I get it, I'll be at yours, then we can do it together. Sound like a plan? Should be hilarious.

  • Comment number 59.


    You could never be on the blog too much. I thought you made a list though......

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 60.

    Good grief Christoph - you were ill? What a trooper, you would never have guessed it. Will check out the fb pics later on laptop.

    Just been out to get a few "chores" done for next week - just happened to pass the shop in the high street I get most of my shoes from - you had all better sit down .... I didn't buy any shoes - bought a coat instead !! Going back in Saturday though or tomorrow if she is open!!!!

    Will catch up with blog later - better get an hours work in this afternoon. Scoobs - I'll be working tomorrow and Saturday too. Loads of work waiting for me when I got back Tuesday - Oh Joy !

    Beez xx

    Do you think the creme egg wots been in my fridge from last Easter will be OK to eat ?

  • Comment number 61.

    I can't find the FB pics Beez. Think you might need to chuck that creme egg.

  • Comment number 62.


    They're on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show page.

    V funny one's of Hels telling CLP how to cut the cake.


  • Comment number 63.

    Annie: I would love to see you and me negotiate our way around Glasgow. We would have to stop off for a glass of something soothing at some point!

    mtd: aww, thank you. x And, yes, a list is the way to go!

    Right, I have just had a call from my boss, he is in the pub, and has suggested that I join him for an Easter drinkie-poo. How can I possibly resist?!

    C xx

  • Comment number 64.

    Thanks Andy, will have a look.

    Chrissie, enjoy your drinkie-poo.


  • Comment number 65.

    What a nice boss Chrissie, a glass of the pink stuff no doubt???

    Instead of saying have a nice weekend, I will say speak to you over the weekend.......

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 66.

    Got them Andy. The photo's are fab, and love the shiny red car.


  • Comment number 67.

    Stamp stamp stamp stamp - of all the times - Where's U Carl? colour laser got an error - fuser error - that sounds expensive.......

    Chrissie - Annie - how far down that vat of G&T are you? - be with you in about 4 hours now the trains are running again..........

    JG - just spotted you been poorly girl too - hope you are OK to see your mum over the week-end. Get better now - that's an order.

    Black and white for now - Beez xx

  • Comment number 68.

    Oh Beez, sounds nasty, hope you get it sorted.

    Have a cheeky little Cabernet Sauvignon in the wine rack for tomorrow (friend is staying over), but I could open it tonight if you're up for it.


  • Comment number 69.

    Happy Birthday Chris,hope you feel better soon.
    Have a great easter.x

  • Comment number 70.

    Thanks Annie - think I may well pick up a box tonight and start work a wee bit later tomorrow. Switched to b/w printer - guess what - toner low !! Something is telling me I need to pack it in for today........

    Just zapped through a few posts again - going to scoot off to the post with a smile on my face - made me giggle Seza - agree - step away from the flash GM - preferably in my direction - like a tip here.

    Just checked the rowing video too - Jonny's face is a picture - bless.

    Fingers crossed the slaptop/flaptop is there when you get home Chrissie...

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 71.

    Hi everyone

    MTF, mSc and GM. Thank you for asking about the girls. The one who is 39 weeks Sunday is seeing midwife every few days, her feet and legs are badly swollen now and blood pressure starting to go up, she is being well looked after. Other daughter who is 37 weeks on Saturday, saw a very unhelpful consultant yesterday.So seen someone else today, who was very nice and talked through things with her, she is not getting very good treatment.

    MTF, loved your April Fool, very funny!

    JG, hope you feel better soon and will still be able to get away.

    Gaily, nice your going to visit your mum, hope she is feeling better now.

    Deevs, what horrible women, just to go off and leave you on your own.Hope you find something soon with nicer people to work with.


  • Comment number 72.

    Was really looking forward to Simon King's Shetland Diaries on 2 then found out it's not on BBC Scotland!! Shetland - Scotland!!!! Bums.

    CSN: Hope your girls are ok.


  • Comment number 73.

    Happy Birthday Christoph...you would never have known you weren't well this morning.

    Loli x

  • Comment number 74.

    Good evening one and all, Annie Simon King was lovely (it was a repeat!) but always enjoy watching his programmes.

    Beez would love to come and help, but have run out of Flash and enthusiasm for the moment ;) probably something to do with the box of red that was cracked open earlier and the dish of giant Buttons (other chocs n wine are available) oh well, it is holiday time!

    Chrissie have you got the flaptop working yet??

    CSN thanks for the update, good luck and lots of hugs for your girls xx

    GM xx

  • Comment number 75.

    Evening all, I'm feeling much better, thankfully, so am good to go tomorrow as it stands! Really looking forward to it, as I'm staying with my sister and the girls this time.

    Haven't packed yet, but it wn't take long...famous last words!

    Annie, I've been recording Simon King, and it didn't tape tonight, so must be on other night's as well?

    Thanks for the update CSN, I hope everything continues to be ok over the weekend xx

    JG x

  • Comment number 76.

    Glad you're feeling better JG.

    Gailey: Quite a few stars out in Fife tonight - looks like it's going to be a cold night.

    CSN: Wouldn't it be lovely to have an Easter baby?

    Chrissie: Where are you?


  • Comment number 77.

    Hello Everybody Peeps,

    Elder boy out at an under 18s band night in town! He's getting a lift home with a friend but not 'til 11 - don't know if I can last the pace! Younger boy soundly asleep - lucky ducky.

    I believe you've to have a lovely day tomorrow Annie. I'll be in Fife on Saturday for a week. Looking forward to it.

    CSN, It is nice to go and see my old Mum but bless her she isn't as mobile as she used to be and she has vascular dementia so we end up having repeats of the same conversation. I try to answer the same question as many different ways as possible, just to give us a bit of a variation on the theme. Also, she had a fall on Sunday and has hurt her back. The pain seems to be getting her down so younger boy and I are on a cheering up mission this next week. I'm still in touch with a couple of pals at home so I'll catch up with them at some point and I'm seeing my niece, not sure about my sis, depends on how busy she is. It beats working that's for sure.

  • Comment number 78.

    Happy Birthday Chris. Have a great Hols with all the family...at least you share a birthday with Barney (77 today) and his twin Nell

    ... Enjoy your break....

  • Comment number 79.

    HIGNFY woopee doo - followed by question time later - well down my box of wine already - have a feeling I will be late in to the office tomorrow!

    I was wondering that Annie. Still being wired in Chrissie - or wi-fi'd?

    Keep us advised CSN - all with baited breath here. I need to uncross something quite soon.

    Wilting Beez xx

  • Comment number 80.

    sneaks in a places bag of Giant Buttons on table ;) enjoy xx

  • Comment number 81.

    Mr Evans... Christopher... Happy Birthday to you... enjoy your Easter holiday - it is well earned.

    We'll all be here when you return...


  • Comment number 82.

    Blimey, it was busy out on them there roads.

    After doing the short stretch of motorway from Tiverton to Taunton and counting 79 caravans, luckily all heading in the opposite direction, I decided to take the cross country option.

    Which takes me to, todays nature watch update.

    For once, intstead of driving for 7 hours without a break, I decided to treat myself to half an hour off, in a little corner of paradise just overlooking the Somerset Levels.

    Here lies a 'Heronry'

    It is so close to the main road, yet you are in a totally different world. As soon as you step outside your car, the sound of birdsong is wonderful.

    An 80 metre walk takes you to the heronry hide. At the moment, they are still nesting. The sight of these majestic birds flying in from all directions is amazing. There are 20 plus nests at the moment.

    How they manage to land on their nests, which incidentally are very high up, must take precision navigational skills.

    The noise they make is quite bizzare too. I have always thought of herons as being similar to the prehistoric terradactyl (SP?)

    In the next week or two, all the babies will be born and then the show really begins.

    As I came away from the hide, I was lucky enough to spot a small herd of roe deer. Tiny little things they are.

    I then carried on my trip across the levels, which at the moment are covered in swans, lots of nest bulding going on there too.

    They have to buld their nests out of reeds and make them pretty high above the water level, which can rise and fall very quickly when we are getting the amounts or rainfall that we are at the moment.

    Anyway, home now and looking forward to catching up on the days posts.

    I have gin AND creme eggs!

    What do you reckon? Sink or float???

    Here goes.......


  • Comment number 83.

    MTF, Thank you for the nature update. You are so lucky living and working in such a beautiful part of the world. Were the little deer like Bambi?

    I'm fairly rural in Lincolnshire but the most I see on my drive to and from work are magpies, pheasants and roadkill.

    Glad you're home safe and sound. Enjoy the gin and egg - what is the verdict? sink or float? My guess is sink.


  • Comment number 84.

    How brilliant MTF - makes me feeding my mummy blackbird who already has wee ones pall in to insignificance.

    Occasionally have a heron near bolt hole and amazes me how they land too.
    Enjoy your egg and gin - bet you ditch the gin for the zider......???

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 85.

    Goldiesmum please can I have more than one x

  • Comment number 86.

    MTF you are making me feel guilty about the baby deer again!!

  • Comment number 87.

    My guess is sick!

    MTF, sounds wonderful. I'm still wondering if any little birds are going to use my new birdbox. Think I saw 3 swallows today but they were so fast I'm not sure.

    BOX of wine Beez? You naughty person, you.

    Right, I'm off, night all. xxxxxx

  • Comment number 88.

    Sus - you can have my share - thanks GM - all will love me here - don't much like choccie!!!

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 89.

    Annie - yup - box!!!! Nighty night.

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 90.

    Night, night Annie. Sleep tight. x

  • Comment number 91.

    Night Beez and thanks for the offer of your 'button' but see you aren't offering to share the wine! I expect your need is greater esp as you have to work tomorrow. xx

  • Comment number 92.

    Help yourself Susan, have already eaten one bag n feeling all 'chocced' out now.

    MTF what a wonderful way to spend 1/2 n hour, we have a Heron flies over here everyday (not bad for almost city centre!!) he is obviously feeding somewhere local.

    Beez you are making me feel like a lightweight as cracked open Box of vino earlier and have only managed 3 glasses!

    now did that egg sink MTF?? or do you have to keep trying??

    GM xx

  • Comment number 93.

    Beez am not a great choccie lover either, but have developed a passion for choccy buttons and Dime Bars :)

  • Comment number 94.

    I'll just have a couple GM, don't want to put on the weight I've lost. Thank you, they're loverly. mmm yum x

  • Comment number 95.

    Gaily you can always run that extra mile!

    GM - like the odd square of choc but if I eat more than that - feel sick!!!

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 96.

    Sus - no probs - feel free with the wine - got another box stashed away in cupboard - elh delivered today..... :)

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 97.

    Beez... that'll be a cellar in the cupboard then!!!!


  • Comment number 98.

    I don't eat much chocolate either in fact Mr JG ate some Maltesers and chocolates I was given for my birthday (October) as they were going out of date!

    Anyhow, I need to go to bed, and pack as well...

    I'm not sure whether I will be around, as there is no mobile signal at my Sister's house, and although I'll take the lappie, I might not have much chance to get on it!

    So, have a lovely Easter break, those that have a break, and I hope the weather is decent for us all!

    Night all

    JG xx

  • Comment number 99.

    My cellar under the stairs Suzie - always stocked !!!! Got a build up not being here last week-end - yay!!! Good job I work from bottom of garden - have a feeling I shouldn't drive tomorrow morning.....

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 100.

    Night JG - pleased you are feeling better. Have a lovely break.

    Beez xx


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