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Well that's it . . .

Chris Evans | 16:27 UK time, Friday, 14 October 2011

We can do no more. It's up to the Dragons on the pitch now. Come victory or defeat, a band of brothers will have a story to tell tomorrow lunchtime. Will they do it? Will Wales beat Les Francais? Honestly, I think they will. Whether they can go any further, who knows? But I think we will at least be in a similarly expectant mood this time next week.

So, enjoy my friends. Enjoy. For The Land Of Our Fathers is on the march and we are right behind them every step of the way.

Peace and Love and lots of penalty and try conversions.





  • Comment number 1.

    Hello Chris, great show this morning.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 2.

    CG, lovely to see you here.

    Sezza, I did have to laugh this morning but they have been working hard all afternoon.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 3.

    Chris: what a brilliant blog from you today, bless you for sending that through! Yes, COME ON WALES!!

    CG: always lovely to see you - no way will we forget you. So glad to hear you are feeling better, you have been through the mill. xx

    Gail: your post was absolutely hilarious! I don't know if I would have laughed at getting soaked, good for you!

    Sezza: loving the old bags chat! And thank you for letting me know about Delilah, I just knew Chris would play it!

    CSN: glad to hear you are keeping those electricians in line!

    Have a great weekend everyone - if I can, I will pop in and say hello.

    C xx

  • Comment number 4.

    Is FNWC open yet!

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Chrissie, have a lovely weekend.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 6.

    Hear hear Christoff my little Welsh Rarebit.

    In the spirit of forgiveness for dumpin' Ireland on their derrieres last week, an' given I'm nowt but a fairweather fan, a rugger-bugger groupie, a woman of neither loyalty nor principle, Am right behind the Welsh Boyos. Wit me klaxon, hurrah.

    Besides. Can't let them scaldy jambes de grenouilles win. Sacre ruddy Bleu et by the crin.

    Now then, can't stop: I've an appointment at the hair transplant clinic tomorrow after a bit of a mishap wit the industrial velcro on me dragon suit. Fancy the GD ringin' me at that time in a mornin' when I'm tryin' me 'ead on. I've a dirty big baldy strip up the back a me scalp from rippin' it off, ow ow ow. What's a reverse Mohican called, an' if David Beckham pilfers that I'm 'avin' 'im for plagarism.

    Mfanwy Rubbish.xx

  • Comment number 7.

    Hi peeples

    CG - great to see you back, and thank you. Stick around eh!?! x

    I've been baking cupcakes for little man this afternoon - they're baked and iced, I just have to go and pipe the lettering on them now (when I know what it's to be!) Lots of 9's I think. I also made a sneaky batch of scones - my faves. Hey ho!

    Not quite FNWC here (wonky icing will ensue!) but there's a bottle of something pink in the fridge with my name on it, and it ain't a strawberry milkshake!

    Love Friday nights - CLP on The One Show .... a perfect start to the weekend.

    Right, the icing won't do itself so here I go ....

    Have lovely weekends everyone. Yes, you too!

    Muchos amore.


  • Comment number 8.

    Noswaith Dda!

    Oggy! Oggy! Oggy!

    Oi! Oi! Oi!

    Hwyl Fawr

    Pob Iwc

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 9.

    Evening All

    It must be FNWC by now!!


    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 10.

    Evening all

    How are we? Good luck to the Welsh team tomorrow. What a great show this morning.

    getting excited about CIN now and organising t-shirts on the other side so if anybody wants one let me know as wanna get the order placed on Monday.

    Gonna catch up


    KKs xxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning All,

    Chris - loved the Welsh theme to the shows this week.

    CSN - so sorry to see you've been having such a time of it with all the work you're having done. Hope it gets finished in time for Santa! Belated birthday wishes for your daughter.

    Bids - sorry you are having building problems too, hope your leak has been sorted without too much trouble.

    CG - great to see you, pleased you are feeling better xx

    Annie - Hope you have a wonderful holiday xx

    Cheryl - belated birthday wishes to mini Nic, I am sure he is going to have a blast this weekend!

    Have a great weekend folks!

    Come on Wales!

    Mary xx

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  • Comment number 13.

    Concerned - so totally agree.

    Susan xx

  • Comment number 14.

    Poor Wales - they certainly deserved to win. Well... doesn't mean we don't still love and celebrate our Welsh friends everywhere - I still think they're FAB!

    Hope everyone's having a good weekend.

    Roo xx

  • Comment number 15.

    What a beautiful day it is out there

    I can't believe how clear blue the sky is

    We've just had a walk across the fields, sat outside the old railway cafe for a cup of tea and a slice of cake, then walked it off on the way back

    CG, saw the local riding school out in the sun and thought of you. Hope your friend will be able to sort you out with the old piebald nag!

    Off to the Parentals for a take-away tonight. As boy1 put it when Graham Norton read out his text this morning, we'll be having poppaboms with our indian!!


    Sezza xxx

    PS still plotting the next life step!!

    PPS Wasn't Ray Harryhausen a genius!!

  • Comment number 16.

    Sezza ha ha ha ha at boy 1's text did Mr Norton make a joke about that?

    Sounds like you have had a fab day weather lovely here too, had to take two of the three cats to the vets for their immunisations!!!

    hope everyone has had a fab day.

    kks xxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 17.

    Evening All,

    Sezza, it's been a fabulous day here too, really sunny, a beautiful October day.

    CG, Good to read you and sending you lots of hugs as you get back on your feet xx

    I was gutted for the Welsh, they played really well and as for the ref I will hunt him down and kick his butt!!!

    I've had a really lazy day, which is just what was needed. My first free Saturday since 27th August, so I've been catching up on tv, reading and housework!

    I do however have a terrible confession to make, and I still feel really bad about it. Today I committed squirrel-slaughter, he just came out of no where and I couldn't stop or swerve and I am afraid he is no more. I feel sick everytime I think about it, poor little thing :( (sorry MTF)

    Strictly is very good tonight.


  • Comment number 18.

    Good evening all,

    I have been out of touch for the last week as I have been on a course where it was bad enough getting a mobile signal let alone internet connection! It was in this country.......who would have thought. ;-)

    I watched the Wales match this morning amd I have to say they was robbed! That said I thought they did play very well with 14 players and could have won it, so well done! I also thought the players and management showed great respect to the officials by accepting the decision with out any backchat to the ref we see all to often on the football pitches.

    I have to admit I am getting a little bit excited about the CiN weekend.

    Keep smiling


  • Comment number 19.

    Yes, robbed, and played well with just 14 men...!!

    Sorry for the absence, again... My Uncle had a massive heart attack just before I went away with Annie, and now he is in a coma, and won't survive, they have turned off all the machines...

    I deleted the entry on the FB page, as ex saw it on that stupid feed thing, but no, I won't be going to York, sorry!!

    Sorry to sound so down, but there are other things going on too, that I can't post on here!!

    JG x

  • Comment number 20.

    Evening all,

    First of all Chris, I did enjoy the show yesterday with Sir Sugar,was glad to hear that he liked my type of music.and I did quite endear to him.

    Jg ,so sorry to hear of your news ,It's always aad affair when this happens ,and there is no words for comfort ,but be reasurred he wont be in pain or s

  • Comment number 21.


    Thinking of you I know how you feel. Back in 1980 I was going through the madness and turmoil of divorce and my lovely Mum who was my best friend died from a sudden massive heart attack. Sometimes life is so cruel and just when we think we can't take any more there's another lot waiting around the corner.

    What I'm saying here is that we don't realise just how tough we can be and we do come through it all.

    Keep strong!

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 22.

    Another friend had a weird phone call from his Mum at 11.30pm, he rushed round there, found her on the floor called 999...she'd had a stroke...

    Always best to get elderly relatives these push button things they can wear around their necks!!

    JG x

  • Comment number 23.

    I'm sorry for that pressed at wrong time, was just saying JG,your dear uncle wont be suffering or in pain he will be just in a very deep sleep. will be thinking of you ,and dont stay away as it's good to talk..

    Well I hope that everyone's had a good day ,I see that the welsh have been robbed ,but played a good game and were graceful with their loss .feel quite sorry for them as they did deserve to win .

    The family have left the building and have all gone back to their own abodes ,so i'm just sitting with feet up and feeling a litte jaded .

    But I must admit we've had a lovely evening with them all ,and to see the grand children looking more like young men everyday ,and have the bellies of young men.
    I feel like I've been in a field ktchen ,what with peeling all those poato's and veg and spent half the afternoon crying peeling and chopping onions,but it was well worth it cos all went well,and everyone went home happy ,need I say more.

    aso I have to admit that I've had a few wets tonight ,bt I really do hope that my spelling isn't too bad as I've tried very hard not to make any mistakes ,but one never knows ..

    Do you think I aught to quit while I'm ahead ,Ok ,If you think so .

    night ,night and God Bless ,and take care .


  • Comment number 24.

    Dearest JakeyG... I am so sorry for you and your family about your Uncle. Wish there was something I could say to help ease the hurt, but I know that nothing does. Mere words seem empty and trite.

    Thinking of you sweetie.

    Roo xxx

  • Comment number 25.

    Thanks Roo and Bids...

    As you can see I can't sleep...but it'll all be ok in the end...my Uncle wouldn't allow me not to be!!

    The ex Mr JG will drive down to the funeral with me/for me...he'd go there anyway, so I'm fine x

    JG x

  • Comment number 26.

    Hi everyone:

    Just having a wee catch-up.

    JG: I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle. So very sad, but thank goodness he is not in pain. At these times words just don't say enough, so can I just say I am thinking of you - sounds like you are having a hard time at the moment. xx

    AliB: bless the wee squirrel, but I am sure there was nothing you could do. They literally do just jumpy out of nowhere. I hope your wee flash-backs don't last too long - it wasn't your fault. xx

    Last week, due to family commitments, I had to inform our lovely Cheryl that I can't attend CiN this year. I am absolutely gutted to say the least. So many people I was looking forward to seeing again, so many people I was looking forward to meeting. And, I was planning to hijack Mr Evans!

    Cheryl, thank you for being so understanding - organising something like this must be a complete nightmare at times. xx

    Not long until the Big Day for the Radio 2 bloggers, I wonder who I will get when I phone in with my pledge?!

    Can I just say: happy birthday Mr Bids! Hope you have a lovely day!

    Sezza: I heard Graham yesterday reading your son's text. Graham absolutely loved it, it make him giggle so much!

    Last, but certainly not least, what a terrible shame for Wales yesterday. I couldn't watch the game, I would have been too nervous, but I was really sorry to hear the final result - it would seem they really were "done" out of a place in the final.

    Hope everyone has a good Sunday.

    C xx

  • Comment number 27.

    Morning peeps
    Sorry to hear your news JG, keep your chin up chuck, you know we're all here!
    Hoog day for this lovely little town today, Princess Royal coming down, 20000 peeps expected to invade! Yikes!!!

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning all!

    Had a bit of week of it, but got through it and feeling much less stressed than in the last 4 weeks, got some amazing feedback from my boss and the "but" never came, so onwards and upwards now

    managed to catch up with all your mussings but too many to comment on
    Hugs to those what need them
    Happy Birthdays to those what had them
    Good luck with to those who have building work going on
    but special mention to Boy1 Sezza, I heard that read out too and giggled :-)

    Right time to get a wiggle on and sort my life out
    Happy Sunday everyone

    oh and Chrissie - it'd best be me you get for CiN you know..... I didnt get banned because of the squeeling last year!


  • Comment number 29.

    Happy Sunday Everyone.

    An excellent article by Chris on his Daily M*i* column re X Factor!

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 30.

    'Lo everybody

    MAddy, am catching up with X-Factor now - a guilty pleasure now I've done my chores!

    Well, the poppaboms last night were lovely and an evening eating and chatting and laughing with my fab family was even better!

    Debs, good to hear things are looking up and I bet your boss never even considered a but!

    Chrissie, am sad that we won't see you in November but I promise to squeal too if you get though to me!

    Sezza xx

  • Comment number 31.

    JG - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family xxxx

    Chrissie - I'm really sorry you won't be at CiN but we may yet get to speak on t'phone! xx

    jillygoat x

  • Comment number 32.

    JG, Meant to say earlier I was thinking of you but forgot til i read back just now x x

    Can't believe it's Monday again tomorrow - why do the weekends always go on fast forward?

    Never mind, one week at work and then I have a whole week off - yippee!!

    Sezza xxxx

  • Comment number 33.

    Testing, Testing 123

  • Comment number 34.

    It is working, I thought it might have broken!

    Morning Peeps,

    The sun has burnt its way through the fog, although it is mighty chilly today.

    I hope everyone had a good weekend.

    JG, Sorry to hear your news, sending hugs your way xx {{{}}}

    Chrissie, I am gutted that you won't be at CiN but I will give Mary a big hug to send back to you xx

    Bids, Glad Mr Bids had a good birthday xx

    I had a nice relaxing weekend, apart from yesterday morning; where at church I was the speaker - me giving the sermon! How funny is that, seemed to go down well, let's hope they don't ask me again for a while it was very nerve wracking.

    Back to it!


  • Comment number 35.

    Morning all,

    Well I woke up to a gloriously sunny day and then someone decided to turn on that huge big shower in the sky!

    Hope everyone had a good weekend.

    This years strictly is shaping up to be my favourite. I have to say I’ve not been a fan of Alex Jones but I am really warming to her and Len really summed up her dance this week it was “simply beautiful.” And how nice to see our lovely Lynn Bowles in the audience – lucky lady getting one of the best seats in the studio.

    Fellow Downton fans – what an episode last night? When I saw the clips from next week I wanted to fast forward lol.

    JG- sorry to hear your news xx

    Bids – belated birthday wishes to Mr Bids sounds like he had a wonderful day.

    Maddy – I haven’t been watching the X-Factor but I did enjoy Chris’ column this week.

    Ali – sorry to say but I too have had to pull out of CiN. I am absolutely distraught that I will miss it this year but due to circumstances at work it’s just not going to be possible :o(

    Have a good day folks!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 36.

    Wrong prediction Chris - Wales were mightly unlucky... Who do you fancy for the France Vs New Zealand match?


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