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Chris Evans | 11:34 UK time, Monday, 31 October 2011

Hey everyone it's bleak out there today. And it was too at the weekend. But here's the thing, none of us seem to mind. It's just the way it is at the moment. And in our house, nothing a leg of lamb last night along with a fw roasties and peas and gravy couldn't sort out, you know you've eaten well when there's Cookie Dough ice cream in the fridge that remains untouched and unsullied. Obviously, there's still tonight !

Have a great Monday.

I'm outta here.






  • Comment number 1.

    Hi Chris: I agree, nothing beats a roast dinner! If I don't have any ice cream tonight, could I have wine instead?!

    C xx

  • Comment number 2.

    Hello CE & Everyone.

    I think that lamb is my favourite roast dinner Chris with mint sauce. I had chicken yesterday. Enjoy the Cookie Dough ice cream tonight. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

    Off to make a bacon butty and then look for my broomstick!

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 3.


    I couldn't agree with you more - I'm having yesterday's roast chicken dinner left overs for lunch. You can have my share of the ice cream ;o) xx

    Bids - thanks for your lovely summary of York. Sounds like you all had a great time.

    Annie - nice to see you back, glad you are feeling better.

    Hello to everyone else.

    Have a good day folks!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 4.

    Morning all, long time no blog from me!

    Lamb has to be my favourite roast dinner ever, booking that one in for next Sunday now...yum.

    Trying to catch up and keep in touch with people as been out of the loop for soooo long. Bit difficult to get online these days, hope you are all well.


  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Debbie,

    Welcome back, hope all's well with you and things are still going well at the bread company.

    My SJS top tenuous link is that we stayed in the Jimmy Savill Suite in the Ben Nevis Hotel, Fort William, twice!



  • Comment number 6.

    Oh, and the Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe has a Jimmy Savill leather suite (the kind you sit on that is).

  • Comment number 7.

    Hello CLP and everyone

    Have to agree, roast lamb is my favourite, and it's on the menu tonight - 100% true! The plan was to have it yesterday but we went out instead. I also adore ice cream.

    Bids, lovely post, glad the York meet went well. 80p for a pee, good grief!

    Annie, glad you're on the mend, I definitely missed you x

    Nice to 'see' you Debbie.

    JG, very pleased for you.

    Hope everyone else is ok.

    Pen x

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi DM and PF. All is well at the bread company, been very busy new role, new challenges etc. Lots going on here in the world of baking.

    Spending an afternoon with Little Man carving pumpkins later. Yuk, hate them, the feel of the mushy bits and the smell when you light the candle. Yuk.


  • Comment number 9.

    A vampire bat came in from the night, face all covered in

    fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get

    some sleep. Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood & began

    hassling him

    about where he got it. He told them to get lost & let him get

    some sleep, but they persisted until he finally gave in.. "OK, follow me", he said & flew out

    of the cave with hundreds of excited bats behind him. Down through a valley they went,

    across a river & into a huge forest.. Finally he slowed down & all

    the other bats excitedly milled around him, tongues hanging out for blood.

    "Do you see that large oak tree over there?" he asked. "YES, YES, YES!!!" the bats all screamed in a frenzy.

    "Good for you!" said the bat, "Because I flaming didn't

  • Comment number 10.

    Gail, lol

    Debbie, I still buy Warb*****s crumpets, they're the best!

    Check out G**g** page today, spooky!


  • Comment number 11.

    Afternoon each

    We also have a lovely roast chicken dinner yesterday..and haave just had leftovers in a sandwich for lunch! But lamb...mmmmm....drool on the keyboard is NOT a good look! The GM doesnt eat red meat so I only have it if we are out and about but you cant beat a good leg so to speak!

    Not a massive icecream fan though I have to be honest..although a dairy farm near us does lovely homemade tutti frutti so I am sometimes tempted there!

    Had a lovely time in York on Saturday..thanks so much to everyone who made it, and we missed absent friends! Only downside was the chef was poorly so they couldnt do us lunch so we had to all go in different directions and the recongregate afterwards. Meant we lost some time with peeps but was still nice to see everyone. The hotel got a chef in to make our evening meal for us which we had prebooked so we were the only ones eating there on Saturday night...and really nice it was too!

    The light show that Bids mentioned was also fantastic...g**gle it if you get a minute!

    PiP is indeed looking swell and I will endeavour to keep you up to date with the little one`s imminent arrival...although PiP needs hair,nails and pampering done first so he`s not allowed to arrive til next Mon!

    Now to CiN..cant wait!

    Ali, have a lovely week off, PJ`ing and painting!

    MtF - missed Master MtFs birthday..hope he found passport to enable a night of (legal) drinkin!

    Debbie - good to see you..hope al is well in your world, dont be a stranger!

    And of course a wotcha to everyone else... !

    Right..off for a brew.Colleague brought handmade cookies back from her holidays... well it`d be rude not to right?!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 12.

    At 15:08 31st Oct 2011, You wrote:
    Afternoon Lovely Bloggers,

    Here I am live from the sofa with a blanket over my knees and my PJ's on :) Happy Days. Thanks to those wishing me a happy PJ day, I would thoroughly recommend it.

    Chrissie, the lunch with your sister sounds lovely xx why waste time slaving over a hot stove when you could be drinking eh? xx

    Annie, good to see you back, sorry that you have been poorly xx

    Debbie, Lovely to read you. I think of you every time I eat a Warba***s product, which is quite often xx In fact only yesterday when I had some Crumpets, as Pen said they are the best.

    JG, Good for you and I hope it all works out xx

    Scoobs, Glad everyone had a good time in York, it sounded great xx

    I went to lunch yesterday at a local country pub with some friends and my friend had lamb pie, it looked delish. Me, I had fish pie, which was absolutely scrummy, followed by Gipsy Tart - took me right back to my school days.

    Right, what to watch on telly now. I've OD on The OC, now I might catch up on The Body Farm or Mount Pleasant - can't decide!


  • Comment number 13.

    Well I've now put in an official complaint about P H (a well known Welsh name beginning with J who are part of Bri*i*h G*s.

    After many phone call, false promises of calling back and falsely saying the job had been done last week.

    During my last phone call on Friday the reassured me that a qualified technician would definitly call out on Monday, 31st Oct. When it got to 3pm I phoned to ask them to confirm that he was on his way. She said that he had been! NO! I replied "I've been listening and watching for him, I'm not deaf and HE HAS NOT BEEN! She said someone would call back. Of course no one has and this has now gone much too far.

    What on earth is going on with this company?

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 14.

    Evening Spooksters!

    How ya doing out there?

    Feels like the first time I've sat down for a week!

    What with birthdays and nights out and walks in the country and a sneaky trip to The Matt Cardle Pub (well, that's not what's over the door but it might as well be) it's been busy!

    Jools was, as always, fab-u-lous! As were all his guests including Rico Rodrigous, Ruby Turner and Chris Difford

    Annie, you muppet (term used in our household for someone you love dearly who's done something daft) I remember you saying it was your daughter's birthday in the Autumn but I didn't realise it had happened! When was it? I'll put it on my calendar!

    Haven't caught up properly - how's everyone doing?

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 15.


    Is there anyone out there?

    I've got sweeties left here if anyone comes and says hello to me! ;-)

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi Sezza

    I'm here at times - having internet problems as keep losing connection for no apparent reason. Maybe some sweets would help?

    Susan xx

  • Comment number 17.

    Susan - squidgy eyeballs or jelly body parts?

    If we raid boy2's booty bag, I saw some maltesers and some fudge bars if you'd prefer!

    I have an internet access problems - it's called 2 boys in the house who use up all the band width!!

    I'm going to start a rota!!

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 18.

    ooh jelly body parts sound just the ticket - throw a few this way.

    I can't blame anyone else for the internet problems as its only me here at the moment.

    Looking forward to CiN and seeing you again

    I think I might just make a cuppa and call it a night

    Night all


  • Comment number 19.


    I'm here Sezza, hi susan, i'll have a sweet please if you don't mind .wev'e been invaded tonight with the treaters ,had to raid the fridge for yogurts and fruit shoots to put in the basket that I had just inside the front door ,and it was a large wicker shopping basket at that..

    Chris , the lamb that you had for your meal last night must have well made up for the dreery weather that you had , I always put a spoonful of mint sauce in the gravy as well ,just adds a bit extra taste to the gravy. And where I was the weather was rather nice ,so I gather it must have been a north south devide with that.

    Maddy ,I really do feel for you ,i hope you get it sorted .We live in a grove and at the end of the road ,there is a road with the same name .I won't even start on the problems that we have with the other number the same as us I'd give your local councilor a ring and get him onto the case ,you never know he might have sme pull.

    And did I read that Annie isn't well ,get well soon Annie will be thinking of you .have you had your flu jab??

    Crissie ,yes very expesive wasn't it .that will teach me not to hold on eh!!! lol.

    Mary, lovely to see you ,and yes thank you ,had a great w/end.

    Ali, I am absolutely full of envy of your pj day ,I think that they are far better than any tonic that you can take .In fact it won't be long untill I'm in mine. and don't forget your diary !!.

    Debbie ,how lovely to see you and I have that bread ,the very best ,dont have any other .

    Gail lol, and missed you and your lovely other half ,maybe next time eh!

    hope everyone else is AOK,

    Take care..Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 20.

    Bids, I bet you cook a lovely roast dinner and lamb is one of my favourites! Althought beef is good and I do love pork.....

    Took boy1 out for lunch today and he had a Special CiN Pizza! Designed for a competition and he said it was very nice!

    I've just had a week and a day off and I am getting quite used to it! Back to work tomorrow though so I'd better go to be now!

    Sleep well, sweet dreams

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 21.

    Its official, Sezza.

    Bids does indeed put up a mean roast. Actually mean is probably the wrong word. Generous is more apt.

    Annie, hope you are feeling betterer?

    This hour has really thrown me, in fact has put me in a grump! Will have a word with myself, no reason for it really. Well actually there are many, but that would be boring for others, so let sleeping dogs, etc...

    Happy days..


  • Comment number 22.

    Morning all.

    Awake at 5.30, doh!

    Only one thing for it........ Turn the radio on :)


  • Comment number 23.

    Morning MTF, Up at the same time as me this morning, did you listen to Vanessa's show?, I listen whilst walking the dogs and mucking out the horses, then move onto CLP when I am showering/getting ready for work, unfortunately, because I start work at 8, I miss most of him:(

    Nothing to report from me, looks like it's going to be an ok day weather wise, have a good one everyone.



  • Comment number 24.

    Hi Gail.

    No, didn't think to switch the radio on until time of posting. was still trying to catch up on some Zzzzzzzzs up until that point.

    I dont envy you your early morning start, I think that you get a much earlier night than me though?

    Glad that you are having some reasonable weather, we've had a lot or rain here.

    Right, off to fire up the chutney cauldron.


  • Comment number 25.

    Good morning all,

    Bunny rabbits ,first of the month and all. And this is the month that I start to write all those cards that you do for later on this year ,It's one of those jobs that I like out of the way early.
    Yes I know I can hear you all saying this women has lost it ,off her trolley lol !!

    MTF,nice to see you Hun ,and thank you for the compliment :) you're not hankering for a invite are you ;) xx
    I think there is a bit of a Que but I'll but you on the list .But you know me more the merrier

  • Comment number 26.

    Morning all

    Chris, great show.

    I have been up for hours too, got workmen working inside and outside the house today so I hope it doesn't rain.

    Hope everyone has a good day.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 27.

    Pressed the wrong button there.

    Sezza ,like MTF ,if ever your this way you will be more than welcome to come and share our table.
    And enjoy your week at work ,and I hope them plans of yours are still ongoing.

    Well ,I must say that it's a rather nice day down here on the south coast,blueish sky and I think that sun is going to show her face some when today,but it's all going to change later on into the week.

    Better shoot now and get myself motivated ..

    Have a good day all and take care .


  • Comment number 28.

    MTF, You're right about the early night, I love being a morning person and even at weekends I'm still up sometime between 6 and 6.30, but unless we are actually out, we are never up later than 10pm, which suits me just fine!


  • Comment number 29.

    Gail ,so that's why you always look sooo good ,I'm going to have a go at that .


  • Comment number 30.

    Morning folks
    I'm the same as dozy - awake at 6 to go to the gym before work at 8, but please don't ask me to stay up late on a work night!

    We got 0 trick or treaters yesterday, ending up having a couple of lollies ourselves, the problem is we don't buy the tat from the shops but I do leave my light on, so people know they are welcome.

    Aplogies for those already bored of this conversation but I am really looking forward to CiN this year and will be (wo)manning the phones. I would like to play Blogger Bingo so if you do call in please say you are a blogger and I will donate to CiN, I will also be letting the blog poppets the other side know as well.

    Keep safe and well


  • Comment number 31.

    Baggy, I for one will certainly be phoning and letting whoever I am speaking to know I am a blogger. Good on you all for taking time out to do such an amazing job!



  • Comment number 32.

    Forgot to say, made a James Martin Quiche Lorraine last night with our chook eggs, it was absolutely delish and I have a piece with me for lunch today as well, not for dieters though as it had 200ml double cream and 250g cheddar cheese in it, need to do loads of walking to make up for that!

  • Comment number 33.

    Hello! Now, I have seen quiet days on the blog, but this takes the biscuit - especially on a weekday!

    Having said that, I've been too busy today to pop in, so perhaps we're all in the same boat.

    Nothing really to report, just want to say have a nice evening - can't wait to get home, even though it's horrible to leave the office in the dark!

    C xx

  • Comment number 34.

    Evening all

    Winter draws on Ladies (and gents), Winter draws on!

    Dark evenings and a chill in the air - time for all the joys of winter

    For us tonight, that is a delicious steak pie from the butchers with roastie spuds and lots of veg

    Getting logs for the fire at the weekend - then we'll be really cosy

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 35.

    Evening all,

    Baggy that's a lovely gesture ,I'll be phoning in . I ask whom i'm speaking to when I ring ,and i've been lucky to get a blogger,the lovely Mary.

    Chrissie ,yes it is quiet today isn't it. i'd love to pop in during the day but alas my job doesn't allow it and i've not had my phone activated to use the net ,good thing really ,It just limits me to home computing , good thing as you wont get fed up with me .

    Sezza, my work place have already had a fire last week, was the first of the winter ,looks so nice when its lit ,but not so nice when you have to clean it .My lady boss has had an op on her foot so shes on the sofa ,foot up hence the fire.


  • Comment number 36.

    Hello, lovely neighbours. Why is it that some people only show up when they want summat. (That'll be me, then. Blogging in disguise at the mo, I am really Paul of Sheffield)

    What do I want? I'm hoping that you can let me know if Miss Toe Dipper is O.K. She is a scrabble opponent, and she has disappeared. I know that she is probably on her hols, but I was just a tad worried. Any news?

    Whilst I'm here...well done to Baggy. You've got me reeled in, and I will certainly be claiming blogpoppet status on CiN day. We might even speak. Good luck!

  • Comment number 37.

    not sure if I imagined this but I think MTD is on holibobs Paul!

    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 38.

    Paul of sheffield,
    Yes MTD is on holiday ,cruising somewherewarm I think.


  • Comment number 39.

    Eveninks me darlins!

    Paul - yes, Tiggles is right - MTF is on holibobbery at the mo. But you still have me .... ;-)

    Sorry for not being here, if you know what I mean, but I have been here, just absently so. I've been a bit consumed with my business start-up, Pudsey admin, property matters, Junior Apprentice, crisps, the day job and life in general.

    Good news was bestowed upon ChezNicia Towers today and I am hoping that this will bring a chink of light to the end of my long, dark tunnel (Twitterers wot follow my man will know to what I refer).

    Still envious of AliB's PJ day yesterday ......

    Right, quiz night tonight so need to go get "glammed up" before the 1st half of the Arsenal game at 7.45.

    Love y'all, warts n' all!


  • Comment number 40.

    Good Evening Peeps,

    Can I officially say that I HATE decorating!

    It has been a bit quiet on here today; hope everyone is OK.

    Sezza, I'm dead jealous of your log fire, when I grow up I too will have a proper fire. It's my ambition in life! :)

    Deev, Hee Hee the PJ day was lush :) xx It's been paint wear day today, a fetching pair of tracky bottoms, tshirt and baseball cap on back to front! Well I'm grey enough already ;)

    I've done two coats on the ceiling and rubbed the paintwork down. But it is exhausting and for some reason makes me feel really sick. I think it's the looking up, what with my dodgy neck and all. Tomorrow are the walls and hopefully the skirting and door frame, then it's all done. Thank goodness it's the smallest room in the flat.

    Thursday to look forward to with a bit of retail therapy and lunch with the parentals.


  • Comment number 41.

    Evening each

    Oh, cookie dough ice cream - yum - enjoy it tonight Chris.

    Not caught up yet, been looking after the 9yr old while his big brother and parents went to the first Parents' evening at the High School. Of course, the 11yr old got glowing reports from all his teachers. I expected nothing less!

    Back in a bit. xxxx

  • Comment number 42.

    MTF on holiday Deevs?

    If only. LOL!

    Well, for a fact, I know have to accept that its on its way! The turklets have arrived at the farm. I will now watch them every day now, getting bigger and bigger, until the day come that I pass by and there is an empty pen again :(

    Hope all are well.


  • Comment number 43.

    And possibly one in the boot of your car? ;-)

  • Comment number 44.

    Hee hee Lin. I have been known to give the odd pheasant a lift!


  • Comment number 45.

    Pick up one or two peasants too. That is another tale!

    Funny old world, but nice to help out those in need when I can.


  • Comment number 46.

    Gone midnight, hoping to sleep beyond 5.30.

    Gail, if perchance you are looking in.. Good Morning.

    MTF. Zzzzzzz

  • Comment number 47.

    Good morning MTF and everyone else,

    Hope you managed to sleep beyond 5.30 this morning!

    Another dry day here in Ayrshire by the look of things, it's great for a little while when it's light from about 6.30 - 7am again, but that wont last long.

    Have a good day.



  • Comment number 48.

    Good morning all,

    Blue skies and sunshine here on the south coast. Lots of trees loosing their leaves and forming a lovely golden carpet on the ground,the last of the fruit has now gone ,but then there are now the berries giving us some beautiful autumnal colour.

    Take care all and have a good day.


  • Comment number 49.

    Morning Gail,

    I did manage to get into my bed early last night and feeling much better for it,but not up as early yourself.


  • Comment number 50.

    Good Morning, to both so far.

    I am two minds about going back to BST. This hour difference is playing havoc with my sleep pattern.

    There are some stunning colours about at the moment. I was lucky enough to drive down the Exe Valley as the sun was going down yesterday, It almost looked on fire.

    Bids, would you like some apples?? ;)


  • Comment number 51.

    Hi everyone:

    MTF: I know just what you mean about the hour difference - I can't believe how it affects me, too. I am all over the place with it - almost jet-lagged!

    Bids: I can safely say that we will never, ever, get fed up reading your posts. xx

    AliB: well done for getting stuck in with the decorating. I honestly don't think I could do it - I have tried, and I'm just hopeless at anything DIY!

    Not long now until our beautiful daughter moves in with her boyfriend to their new flat. I will miss her every minute of every day, until I get used to it. MrS, on the other hand, is less dramatic! Knowing how upset I am, he suggested to MsS last week that we should have a special lunch together, the three of us, before the Big Day. She thought that was a terrific idea. Last night, she said, "oh, regarding our lunch, would it be ok if ***** (boyfriend) comes along too"?!

    Happy Wednesday everyone!

    C xx

  • Comment number 52.

    I have seen a lot of the photos of the Autumn colours in the newspapers, up here though the leaves are all gone, we usually have the lovely colours quite a bit earlier than England.


  • Comment number 53.

    Hello Everyone.

    Have I been watching too much television and been brainwashed by the adverts? New sofa has just been delivered! I didn't know that it had to be assembled and is now filling up most of the living until the old one is removed. HELP! Where's Bingo!

    I had the phone call that it was on it's way and so was moving my scooter onto the garden path just as the workmen arrived to put dust curtains around the house in order to do the pointing. According to what I see next door but one it's going to be dark inside here very soon LOL!

    Life is never dull around here!

    MM xxx

    PS Ali- I no longer do decorating but when I did I always did the gloss first and walls last so as to not get gloss on the nice new walls. It will wash off the other way around.

  • Comment number 54.

    Hey Guys!!!
    Big thanks for the welcome.....how fab! Thanks Baggy, Bids and Brightannie....you have made a new blogger smile!
    It's a new world.

    Well, very productive morning for me, daughter to school, dog bathed, guinea pigs cleaned, big bacon and egg buttie and up for some serious studying to try and better meself!!

    Have a great day!!

  • Comment number 55.

    Hey Chris,

    This morning you started the day saying "the current business model is dead...what is next?"

    Well, I have good news for businesses. In this whole panic state that the press is trying to get everyone into, there are still companies that thrive in difficult economies! But why...and how...

    I am a marketing expert, helping shape the way business promote themselves. It is actually pretty simple and anyone can do it. Most people just don't know how.

    We need some good news! Some POSITIVE news for a change.

    What do you say? Lets give your listeners a hope. :-)


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