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So, what about all this solar flare business?

Chris Evans | 11:29 UK time, Thursday, 8 March 2012

Electrons from outer space raining down upon us, whatever next? Somebody will be telling me we've got one of the Osmonds on the show next. Oh, yep-thats just happened. How about a big hand for little Jimmy. Joining us live for Breakfast tomorrow. In other news, its tribute band day in the CarFest production office. By production office what I really mean is my car on the way home. Leaning towards the 60's and not The Fab Four but that other band. You know, the one with the bloke that has the huge lips. Nothing signed, nothing sealed but we still hope to deliver by the end of the day

Happy Thursday everyone.

Peace and Love




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  • Comment number 1.

    Hi Chris,

    I can sense a very excitable Chrissie about your guest tomorrow :) xx


  • Comment number 2.

    Hey Chris, get yerself a good Who tribute band to bring CarFest to a "smashing" finale.
    And maybe invite Steve Cradock to join them on stage - or perhaps not ;-) ...

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning Chief Christoff

    I emailed you earlier about CarFest - hope it got to you and that you can give it 2 mins of your very busy time.

    And if you're talking Counterfeit Stones ...... WOWSER!!! I've seen them a few times and Nick Dagger is almost as good as the real thing :-)

    As for Solar Flares - I'm sure Marc Bolan wore them on TOTP circa 1973!

    Toot Toot


  • Comment number 4.

    Oh chrissie you will be beside yourself with excitement then tomorrow with the Osmond jr, he seems like such a nice guy too.

    Deevs if i make it to Turkey I shall find him out and video him so you can relive it all over again ;-0

    CLP Stolling Rones then it is, cant say I have gone out of my way to see them but must admit I could imagine them being a good old finale whether they are real or not.

    Back to the grindstone, couldnt find any dragons, damsels, kittens or sharks in Shropshire but have heard of the odd troll here and there.

    laters! CB xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Chris!!! Jimmy for breakfast tomorrow - I am beyond excited! Loving hearing about your CarFest plans - it will all come together brilliantly, I am sure. xx

    AliB: oooh, excited, excited, excited! Just to confirm ... I am rather excited. xx

    Cheryl: I would give just about anything to watch someone called Nick Dagger!

    Re: the solar flares we may experience - this morning our train conductor gave us the usual "take your belongings with you, have your tickets for inspection" chat - and then he said: "oh, and watch out for those solar flares - they can cause havoc"!

    C xx

    p.s. I'm excited!

  • Comment number 6.

    Chrissie - Goog them - he's legendary!

    Gee thanks CB!


  • Comment number 7.


    Crazy busy at work but needed a break and couldn’t think of anywhere better than a wee blog catch up.

    Great idea re the tribute band for CarFest – Showaddysdaddy really made me chuckle Chris.

    You are all sounding in fine fettle.

    Chris great to have you back and thank goodness it was only two days. Wasn’t keen on Mr Allinson for the morning spot but then no one will ever be able to step into the great masters shoes for me.

    One of my definitions for “boring” is someone who constantly harps on about everyone else being boring!

    Bids – yesterday you asked about the guy Chris was speaking – it was Sir Peter Blake who designed this years Brit Award – he of Sergeant Peppers Album cover fame, what a claim to fame!

    Cheryl – pleased you had a great holiday and well done for getting the balance just right which isn’t easy to do when visiting family. The excitement levels must be off the scale as you all await the arrival of your wee puppy.

    AliB – how’s your nose? Well done on the clear up.

    Sallie – Sainbugs or as my lovey Mum would call them “Stainsburys” sell the DS range of GF foods which include pizzas, pies, Yorkshire puds etc., my friend recommends them as a good GF alternative. Hope you are managing to get to grips with it all and start to feel the benefits soon xx

    Jillygoat – I’m so sorry to hear how difficult things have been for you both, I really hope things start to get better soon xxxx {{{{hug}}}}

    ChrissieS – love it! Oh and by the way you will make a fantastic Grandma no doubt about it xx Haven’t seen Anna and not sure if she is on holiday or not.

    Dozer – the moon was stunning last night.

    Trulyscrummer – welcome.

    Kim - Chris did ask on the show to send in emails so I would do as ChrissieS suggests and get one in pronto.

    PJ – my colleague has just gone through a week of attending everyday without selection. Pain in the wotsit!

    Hi to everyone else xx

    Uh Oh……..Chris I can hear Chrissie’s squeals of delight from here! Will have to ensure I am at my desk by 8am so that I can hear all of Jimmy – quite excited myself but no where near how excited our Chrissie will be.

    Have a good day folks!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 8.

    Mary - thank you xx and I couldn't agree more!

    Chrissie - I think I missed the bit about becoming a grandma - what? when? who?!!!!

    Nick Dagger ..... what a great name for a tribute Mick!!

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 9.

    Cheryl: had a wee sneaky look, and I see what you mean ... they are busy boys!

    CB: yes, utterly beside myself! Worst thing is, I have to leave the house at 8am - won't hear Jimmy (and leaving before the Candyman is torture) but I will be up at 6am on Saturday, listening to the show - isn't iplayer the business!

    Ooooh, how lovely to see Mary! And you are right, I am squealing - still! xx

    Jillygoat: no, nothing to report, I promise! I happened to say on the blog the other day that I hope that, one day, I will be a good grandma - just like all the lovely grans we have on the blog. I watch what they write, how they deal with their grandchildren, and I hope that someday I'll be able to implement the wee stories I have heard from them. MsS assures me that she will not be imparting news of this type any time soon!

    Is it too early to hit the pub?!

    C xx

  • Comment number 10.

    Afternoon all.

    Chrissie - Oooh the Osmonds were on BBC breakfast this morning , I nearly rang in sick as they were on @ 9.10am and i have to be out by 8am, but decided I will watch again at some point instead :-)
    Not another weekend at the Palace hey !

    Sezza, Will get the book posted off to you this weekend for sure. Scoobs doesnt want it back, so feel free to pass on again when you have finished with it .

    Hope everyone else is fine and dandy .

    MC xxx living life in the sloooow lane

  • Comment number 11.

    Chrissie - aha, thanks! And you won't be a good grandma - you'll be a wonderful grandma!

    At last, the sun is shining!

    jillygoat x

  • Comment number 12.

    And no Chrissie, it's never too early for the pub ....... it's 5 o'clock somewhere!!

    jillygoat x

  • Comment number 13.

    Chrissie I'm there I've got you a large one! ;o) xx

  • Comment number 14.

    MC: thank you for the heads-up re: BBC Breakfast. More iplaying to be done! I hope you saw my wee comment to you on the previous blog, re: listening again to Vanessa. xx

    Jillygoat: awww, thank you. xx As for 5 o'clock somewhere - would you believe my sister gave me a framed poster of that very saying for my Christmas gift. What on earth gave her the idea it would pertain to me?!

    Mary: hope I'm not too late - I'm on my way! xx

    C xx

  • Comment number 15.

    Afternoon All,

    It's turning out to be a lovely sunny day, tad chilly, but I'm not complaining.

    Mary, My nose is a little less red today, thank you for asking xx

    I'm off to tea with an old lady from church tonight. She has a single son, who is very handsome and I'm wondering if she is checking me out as potential daughter-in-law material - I wish ;)

    Just about to have a brew and a hot cross bun, anyone care to join me?


  • Comment number 16.

    Hi all,

    Hope everyone is well on this lovely sunny day.

    Deevs - yep, we will certainly compare puppy-notes, although I suspect you will have more of a handful than we will as Henry will have a big 'uncle' to teach him the ropes.... and it helps that we have 1/2 acre of garden for him to roam in. it is sooo exciting though - I'm wondering how the two cats will cope ..........

    Alib - I'd love a hot cross bun please ....... lightly toasted on one side with some real butter - yum!

    Nearly Friday ........

    CG xx

  • Comment number 17.

    Here you are CG, I hope it's how you like it and of course it's real butter, I eat nothing else :)


  • Comment number 18.

    yummmmmmmmm - oh no - dripped butter down my shirt :-)

    CG x

  • Comment number 19.

    Worried sick now that I will miss the details for tickets for Carfest when its announced! Shaping up to be such a great event and its on my doorstep!
    love reading all your blogs and reading the great master's words
    I am too very glad that Chris is back, I had to revert to Wiltshire Radio for 2 days and that was not an easy commute on those two days!!
    Take Care Peeps
    S x

  • Comment number 20.

    I am here,
    Nothing much to report.

    On the subject of being a grandparent..I need a new set. my GP are no longer with us.
    I think there should be an agency where GP who are willing and want too can be adopted !

    gone back to lurking

  • Comment number 21.

    and getting the dinner !

  • Comment number 22.

    Right me auld muckers, time to bid y'all a goodnight.

    I'll be back tomorrow with tales (tails?) of puppy picking up shennanigans as we welcome Randall into the ChezNic family fold.

    Can't blimmin' wait!

    For now, I must cook meatballs ......

    Play nice.


  • Comment number 23.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 24.

    Evening each

    Wow Chris, The Rolling Stones?? Excellent.

    Been busy the last few days and am off to the cinema with daughter in an hour. Back in a bit when I've caught up. xxxx

  • Comment number 25.

    Or the Strolling Bones or something.

    Nice to see you back Deevs.

    Chrissie, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow - enjoy listening on Saturday.

    Hello WiltshireMum.


  • Comment number 26.

    Evening all

    I think Chris is having almost as much fun planning his car festival as he will have attending it!

    I wasn't into the Osmonds when i was younger but when I've heard them recently, especially Donny and Jimmy, they are such a wicked sense of humour and sound like such fun

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 27.

    Evening All

    I know it's a long way til Aug bank hols but when are tickets becoming available? I have to leave for work at 7.50am, the Builder has a listen and I'm checking the interweb. We are leaving for Jamaica for 10 days on Satdee to celebrate my 50th and I won't be e-able or txt-able.

    There is a fab band from Brighton called Skatoons (they have a website) and you can tell by their name the kind of music they play, so jiggable and fun to hear, real party peeps.

    Blondie and the Builder, Brighton xx

  • Comment number 28.

    Hi Blondie

    I think Chris said this morning that he had given himself until easter sunday to do the planning and tickets would go on sale after that - not sure when though!

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 29.

    Ah Chris

    I now realise what they strange noise is...

    the bottom of the barrel being scraped to find a guest for Friday.

    I mean he's not even really one of The Osmonds, he's just a one hit wonder who topped the charts in 1972 with a novelty record!

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  • Comment number 31.

    Woo and indeed Hoo.

    Top posting CSN!

  • Comment number 32.

    Love you MBD

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 33.

    Thank you, MBD.

    I feel so honoured to be in your company tonight. LOL!

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 34.


    I feel that it it is my duty to keep up the spirits of you little people.

    It also helps pass the time while the Lear Jet is being refuelled for my weekend in the Maldives.

  • Comment number 35.


    I will give you a race to the 50th post tonight.

    That's why my husband, daughters, son-in-laws, and grandchildren love me for my sense of fun in life!

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 36.


    I am a little person.

    csn. xx

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  • Comment number 38.

    It's harder than it looks, this getting the number of the post right.

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  • Comment number 40.

    Very true MBD.


  • Comment number 41.

    Come on MBD, play the game.


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  • Comment number 43.

    Oh yes, back of the net!

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  • Comment number 46.


    I am so sorry to tell you this but I won't be able to come out and play with you tomorrow night. I hope you will miss me and not be too upset.

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 47.


    I am admitting defeat here as I am on odd numbers and with the three minute delay I can't get 49 and 50.

    I doff my hat to you!

    I won't be here tomorrow either as I shall be wrestling with sharks in the Indian Ocean.

  • Comment number 48.



  • Comment number 49.

    Come on MBD you can now do it.

    Take care in the Indian Ocean tomorrow.


  • Comment number 50.

    Well done for the 50th post MBD.

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Oops missed an open goal, I was too busy busy practising my double nelson.

  • Comment number 52.

    Sorry, MBD.

    I really wanted you to get the 50th post tonight.

    Lots of love.

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 53.

    Night MBD and everyone.

    Sleep well and sweet dreams.

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 54.


    Thanks for setting me up for #50, I must confess that in all the excitement I had completely forgotten that it was bin night.

    Even a jet set life style like mine has to play second fiddle to the fortnightly wheelie bin collection!

  • Comment number 55.

    Typical ! the Aurora that was promised has just started.... But its daylight now...

  • Comment number 56.

    Godd morning all,

    Well not a lot to comment on is there !!!.

    Just turned on the radio in time for the Candy man so that put me in the friday mood .
    A bit of a grey start to the day herevtooday ,but I'm sure it will brighten later.

    Crissie ,am thinking of you this morning as I listen to you know who .just to let you know he's sounding good. I didn't realize his age ,so are you sure you could cope with an older man in your life ??? ;-) X.

    Deev,will be smiling today ,thinking of you too,I remember the day that fred, thats the westie at work came home ,he sat in the palm of my hand and was so cute .
    I'd found an old picnic blanket for my boss to take with her so he could be all wrapped up to come home,and hes still got that blanket ,brings back happy memories .
    I hope that you , big man and little man have many happy years of love and fun from your new addition.

    Mary ,lovely to see you popping by yesterday ,hope that your well,and thanks for that info .see you in June :-))

    I went outside last night to see if I could see any signs of the Aurora ,lovely moon and a lovely clear sky ,but I think we are not rural enough to really see anything .

    Just time for another cuppa befor I get going ...so take care and see you later ...


  • Comment number 57.

    Hi everyone:

    I am here, Jimmy is on the radio, I can't hear him ... torture!

    Annie: lovely to see you back, I was missing you. xx And, thank you for thinking of me. xx

    Sezza: yes, I really believe the Osmonds are genuinely nice (hate that word!) people. And Donny is still quite gorgeous!

    djeli: wouldn't that be a wonderful thing re: grandparents. My own daughter has very hazy memories of my parents (they passed away when she was four years old) and I know she would just have loved being spoiled only the way grandparents do!

    Half day for me, finishing off here at 12.15, and I can't wait! But, a lot to do before then, so have a good day everyone and I'll pop in later.

    C xx

  • Comment number 58.

    Bids: you popped in while I was writing my post. Bless you, it would just be lovely to think I am younger than Little Jimmy Osmond! Hope you have a good day.

    And thanks for reminding me to say to Cheryl: what an exciting day for you, Nic and wee Nic - look forward to hearing all about your gorgeous puppy!

    Going now ... I think!


  • Comment number 59.

    Crissie ,thats the problem someone is typing and the other is posting and yes you can miss people .
    Have a lovely afternoon and weekend in what ev er you're doing ..


  • Comment number 60.

    Morning Chrissie, Bids and everyone.

    Chris, great show. Really enjoying listening to Jimmy and love his new songs.

    I am looking forward to little grandson coming to stay with us tonight.

    Deevs, Puppy day. xx

    Happy Friday to you all.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 61.

    Morning all,

    Only popped in quickly to say - Happy Randell Day Deevs, enjoy ........

    Have a great weekend all of you, it's my puppy day tomorrow - Hello Henry!!

    CG xx

  • Comment number 62.

    Good morning,

    Chris you are such a great guy - how thoughtful of you to get Jimmy Ireland on the phone this morning - I bet that really brightened up his day.

    Loved listening to our Jimmy this morning - what a genuinely nice guy he is, very modest. Liked his new song "I need you!" My Mum had Jimmy and I married off from a very young age!

    Hiya Bids - really looking forward to seeing you in June xx

    Deevs - I'm excited for you today xx

    Morning to everyone else xx

    Have a great day and a fab weekend folks!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 63.

    Ok, back again .........

    Jimmy Osmond was great this morning. I can't say I'm an Osmond fan but what a lovely guy! Great radio.

    And what is Chris thinking of with no socks?? It's socks all the way for me - tootsies are far too cold without!!

    Not here really ............

    CG xx

  • Comment number 64.

    Morning Everyone

    Happy Home Coming Randall Day today Deevs.

    Hope he settles in quickly when our milo came home for the first time he barked at his own reflection he is 16 now and still jumps around like a puppy.

    Chrissie Jimmy was very good this morning wont tell you too much dont want to spoil it for you but he was very entertaining.

    MBD I thought you were more environmentally friendly after your comment on Chris' car fest and then you say you are off to the Maldives for the weekend, I fear you might pulling our leg really. But do enjoy and I hope the sharks dont bite.

    Barnet fixers tomorrow morning and I have made a decision that I am going to concentrate on tiding up the house at is a bit of tip at the moment, just not enough hours in the day at the mo, but more importantly pub tonight with besties and doing the other job!

    Have a good weekend everyone

    CB xxx

  • Comment number 65.

    Morning All,

    The moon has been wonderful the past two nights and the tide on the river this morning was very, very low which I am sure has something to do with it; or else the drought is more serious than I thought!

    Good to read you all this morning, you can tell it's the weekend.

    How excited is cheznic this morning? I'm excited and I don't even like dogs!

    Didn't hear much of Jimmy this morning, but what I did hear sounded good. I am sure Chrissie will be up at the crack of sparrows tomorrow morning to listen again ;)

    When I went to park my car this morning, the parking meter swallowed my £1 and I couldn't get a ticket; so I rang the number on the machine and spoke to a very lovely man. A bit of early morning banter put a smile on my face. If only everyone in customer service could be as nice as he was.

    I too am bunking off early today to go and visit a friend who's had an op.

    Have a super, smashing weekend everyone xx


  • Comment number 66.

    Afternoon friends

    You lot are sooooooooooooooooooooo lovely - just reading the comments here and on the dark side of Facecloth and Tweetsville, and your Randall Day comments has really made me smile. Which is quite an achievement as I was smiling like a mad thing already when I woke up this morning!


    Well, the lad's home. He's very exciteable and likes to climb on me. He's also caught on that undoing the laces on my trainers with his teeth is a jolly good jape. I can confirm that his "bodily functions" are working and that I am now no stranger to the mop and bucket. We've explored the garden, had something to eat and drink, rolled around a bit and had a good auld sniff about. I foresee a weekend of sitting on my bot on the floor ......!

    Loved what we heard of Jimmy Osmond this morning - and he's STILL only 48. Blimey! I used to have a Little Jimmy Osmond bath towel when I was about 5. Don't ask me why, all I can remember is that it was yellow with "Little Jimmy Osmond" across the top in black and a picture of him in the towelling! Weird, given that if anything at that age, my heart belonged to the Bay City Rollers!

    Ali - have a lovely afternoon with your friend. I'm sure she'll (or he'll) appreicate your company and thoughtfulness.

    ** Jeremy Vine now playing Hold Me Close by David Essex - another of my childhood crushes! **

    csn - enjoy living up to your blog moniker tonight with your grand-son.

    Chrissie - a cheeky early finish eh? (I've probably missed you by now, in that case - doh!). Have fun, and enjoy listening again to MrO.

    Thanks again for all the good wishes everyone. Back later if the ickle fella allows!


  • Comment number 67.

    Afternoon all.

    Thank you Deevs, have a lovely weekend with Nic and cute little Randall. Loved the FB photo. xx

    Ali, have a lovely afternoon with your friend. xx

    Chrissie, enjoy your afternoon off work. xx

    Just having a five minute sit down before little one arrives.

    Have a lovely weekend everyone.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 68.

    Deevs - so glad Randall has made it home safely ....... hope you've got some spare slippers!!!

    Oh, and David Essex is on Steve Wright this afternoon *swoon* !!

    Have a good weekend everyone - will try and catch up again next week, work permitting!

    Thanks for all the support and 'hi' to anyone I've missed over the last few days xx

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 69.

    Me again!

    Well, we've had some fun today, me and the lad. We've done fetch with a tennis ball in the garden, and generally got used to each other with some mopping up along the way! Little Man Randall is now absolutely sparko, out for the count, on his bed in the lounge but Nic's on his way home so no doubt there'll be more bonkersness soon!

    Switching off now - I've been catching up with Masterchef over the last 2 days (4 episodes) and have about 20 minutes left of the Patisserie one.

    My monie's on Shelina or Andrew to win.

    I'll endeavour to nip in order the weekend at some point - have a lovely couple of days of doing whatever you're doing, and enjoy whoever you're doing it with.

    Muchos amore,

    x x x x

  • Comment number 70.

    Hello everyone!
    Not had chance to catch up yet - will do that in the morning with a coffee, but see above that the pup has arrived Deevs!

    Anyway, about to leave the office to go all the way downstairs to open a penguin, so it is my honour (Annie) to declare FNWC OPEN!!!

    Have a great evening and weekend everyone, catch you properly on the morrow

  • Comment number 71.

    Chrissie, I wish my parents were better GP, they live 10 mins away and hardly spend any time with their grandchildren. and(even if i do say so myself) my lot are happy children and easy to have around.
    RANT 1. I had two occasions to celebrate in the last 10 days ( thankyou for my bday wishes on FB by the way everyone) and did i get an offer of babysittting so i could go out to dinner instead of cooking ?
    RANT 2 on a completely different track.. i bought something on line on the G**tree site last night..all ticketyboo. BARE IN MIND I LIVE ON AN ISLAND AND ITEM IS ON MAINLAND
    called lady today to find out where she lives to arrange payment and collection.
    ( she lives close to my sister so i asked her(sister) if she would mind collecting it if i wired her the money to pay cash for the item) called lady and googled her address. told sister where it was and discovered it is 1.5 miles from her house,in fact she would probably pass very close by on her way home or on her way out shopping later...would she pop over and collect it for me
    i asked nicely
    i even said please and thankyou.
    ( i know maybe if i used capital letters)
    so i am now trying to work out how my daughter can go with a friend to collect it. (she lives on mainland but has no car)

    ranty pants off
    didnt hear much of the show today. i dont much like jimmyosmand *shewhispers*...

  • Comment number 72.

    Reddjelib...Do you have me on your fb ,and if you live close to me ..can I help you in any way ...


  • Comment number 73.

    Evening all

    Hope you are all tickety boo and keeping up with the floor mopping if that's going to be a big part of your weekend!! ;-)

    Red, you rant away my love. I don't think you're on the island in my part of the world so I wish you luck!

    Good to hear FNWC is open - no taxi runs for me today so I might be joing in soon!

    Sezza xxxx

  • Comment number 74.

    Evening each

    Just home after a horrendous trip across the bridge. Why does everyone need to be out when I'm travelling? So thoughtless of them.

    Had a lovely day with 1yr old and afternoon with 6yr old - he's moved on from Cap'n Jack to Star Wars so we had to have a light sabre fight - I lost of course as he was Darth Maul with a double light sabre. The 1yr old amused himself going round in circles till he was dizzy and fell over.

    Debs, so glad you've opened FNWC.

    Red, not nice when family aren't supportive, is it?

    Didn't hear much of Jimmy Osmond this morning but, like Mary, heard the other Jimmy - he sounded lovely.

    Deevs, remember to put all the shoes away tonight.

    CSN, have a lovely midnight feast with the little'un.

    Hello to everyone else. xxxxx

  • Comment number 75.

    Greetings CLP Lad & ALL...

    Bingo Star ere...

    Am presently waiting at 'eathrow airport after flying ter London on a Virgin train. Now am about ter board a plane ter New Delhi, India, then for a connecting 'appening ter Bangkok, Thailand aka 'The Land Of Smiles!!!'
    WHY yer might ask... So a can watch this weekend's grand prix without having ter subscribe ter The Sky!!!

  • Comment number 76.

    PS As a started me journey, the world's worst busker wasm at Lime St Liverpool again. 'e was texting as always, then as a pasted the 'armonica and guitar started again!!! Same tune as always!

  • Comment number 77.

    Bingo, travel safely and have a lovely time

    Annie, how inconsiderate of people to want to travel at the same time as you! Did they not know to clear the roads for you!! ;-)

    I have to report a very unpleasant situation in the Sezza household - we have run out of white wine!!!

    I have had to resort to the bottle of rosé left behind by a friend when she came round!

    Shopping tomorrow I think!

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 78.

    Oh Sezza catastrophe!!

    Rose is quite nice tho. Hanging fire tonight as have a cheeky Bolly to open tomorrow!!

    Have a lovely FNWC all

    Love Susan xx

  • Comment number 79.

    Catastrophe indeed Susan

    I have a bottle of bubbley stashed away but that seems a little indulgent for just me on a FNWC!

    Are you celebrating?


  • Comment number 80.

    Oh yes - lots of things and GD and SiL coming for their first married visit too xx

    Sus x

  • Comment number 81.

    Just had a lovely, unexpected, visit from stepson. I now have far too much information on his love life.

    Susan, enjoy your bolly tomorrow.

    Sezza, Rose just doesn't do it for me, but needs must I suppose.


  • Comment number 82.

    PS: Bingo, have a good journey.

    Sezza, it's like when I go shopping - everyone else seems to have the same idea! Really annoys me.


  • Comment number 83.

    Hard times Annie, Hard times indeed!

    It maybe the time to check out the wine warehouse that opened a while ago!

    Annie, Ali reckons 9pm at Bluewater is the time to go!

    Susan, enjoy the celebrations!

    Just watching Sarah Millican from last night - making me giggle!


  • Comment number 84.

    Diva-lady, when you surface from Puppy-Watch, you need to I-Player Sarah Millican and order your pigeon suit!!!


  • Comment number 85.

    Deevs - Hope Randall is settling in okay, he is gorgeous!

    Sezza - Rosé is okay, but it's always left till last!!

    Bingo - Have a good time!

    We've had a couple of cheeky beers after a stressful day, and I am now on the tea and chocolate!!

    The move was on for the 26th, then it got all turned around, but looks like it's now back on.....

    The company the navy use wanted to charge us the same for moving us from Glasgow to Orkney as we've had quoted from here to Orkney..... So..... T'other told them to *ahem* go away and spoke to the company up in Orkney we had a quote from earlier and it's all done, Orkney style - Its confirmed, we don't need to sign and send the quote back as we'll do the paperwork later, oh and just give a cheque to the lads when they come down.

    The Orkney way of doing things may take a bit of getting used to!!

    So I've just ordered more boxes - let the panicking begin!

  • Comment number 86.

    Am persevering with the rosé - amazing how much better it gets the further down the bottle you go

    Just thinking, MBD, hope you're not sitting there feeling all left out tonight - do join in and give us the benefit of your repartée


  • Comment number 87.

    Oooh Eb, how exciting. Orkney style sounds good.

    Sezza, I've got Sarah Millican recorded for the weekend.


  • Comment number 88.


    I think MBD is sipping his Chardonnay and munching on his Bombay mix on an Indian Ocean island. Hope he survived the sharks!

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 89.

    Hi everyone:

    Oh yes, 6am on a Saturday - listening to Chris and Jimmy! So far, it's brilliant - they are singing Mother of Mine together at the moment - loving it!

    Poor MrS - he knows I am completely crazy! Will catch up with the blog and be back after the show - hope everyone is ok.

    C xx

  • Comment number 90.

    Well, that was just brilliant - loved it, love Jimmy, love Chris - it's all a bit of a love-fest at the moment!

    Mary and Annie: yes, I thought Chris was just terrific this morning with Jimmy Ireland - Jimmy was just a great phone guest, wasn't he?!

    CB: thanks for your comment about Jimmy O - as you can tell, I was pretty keen to hear it this morning!

    AliB: how was your visit with your friend with the handsome single son?! And, how lovely you were visiting another friend last night - you are a wee bit of a sweetheart, I think. xx

    Cheryl: what excitement for you with Randall. I bet he is one happy boy, having found a wonderful home. xx And, David Essex - one of the most gorgeous men to inhabit the planet - he is still a total babe!

    Jillygoat: lovely to see you here this week, have a good weekend, and we are all here for you, ok?

    Sezza: it would indeed be a nightmare for me to run out of white wine! But, hey, Rose comes in handy at times like these!

    Susan: enjoy the bubbly!

    Annie: what a wonderful relationship you have with your stepson - he must love you so much if he can talk to you so openly. xx

    eb: good luck with the packing - it's a bit of a challenge, I know!

    Just to say, my afternoon yesterday was lovely - out with my sister to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: what an absolutely wonderful movie. Not for our younger bloggers, that is true, but a fantastic film - if Penelope Wilton is not nominated for an Oscar, there is no justice in the Movie World!

    Sorry for the ramble - have a good Saturday, everyone!

    C xx

  • Comment number 91.

    Morning All,

    Bit dull this morning but not cold, which is a bonus.

    Deev, Glad that Randall is settling in well, I look forward to daily updates xx

    eb, Good luck with the move, sounds like you're going to a beautiful part of the country xx

    Sezza, Is that bottle empty now? ;) xx

    Chrissie, Glad you enjoyed Jimmy and that you had a lovely afternoon yesterday xx
    My visit with the lady with the handsome son was lovely. We are a generation apart but chatted all evening. She is very proud of her boys and quite rightly so, one is an Archdeacon and the other works for a law firm and if you were to google him, he comes up top of the list (he's the single one ;) xx

    Woke up at 6:30 this morning, what's that all about, I am sooooo tired too. So I think a "nanna" nap is on the cards this afternoon. But the second lot of washing is in, and I've had a lovely walk by the river to get a paper. Next is the housework!

    Have a lovely weekend everyone.

    Love you all lots

  • Comment number 92.

    Morning all.

    We still have little grandson with us today, grandad has just taken him to the newsagents to buy a comic.

    Thank you Annie, we had a lovely midnight feast. Chocolate! xx

    Bingo, have a lovely trip. xx

    Chrissie, glad you had a lovely afternoon with your sister. xx

    Happy Birthday Susan, enjoy your bottle of bubbly tonight. xx

    Deevs, hope your first night with Randall went well. xx

    Hope you all have a good day.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 93.

    Morning Ali.

    Enjoy your nap this afternoon.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 94.

    Just catching up.

    My internet was so slow last night that i switched off early.

    Bids that awfully kind of you thankyou, . I think we have sorted the problem..I was just steaming that my sister was 5mins away. It isnt as if its out of the way !!

    sezza... never leave a bottle of champagne because "it is just you to drink it"

    How do you get your MOJO back??mine has gone. dont want to cook,dont want to sew,dont want to do anything but disappear into a book..not good.


    Deevs how was Randalls first night??

  • Comment number 95.

    Happy Saturday.

    A lovely day here on the Wirral peninsula with windows open and cats sitting on them.

    It's Mother's day here in my abode, it began yesterday and will continue until next Sunday. I have lovely flowers all around the house and plenty of choccies to eat. It was very lovely and thoughtful of my son and future daughter-in-law to remember as they will be in the land of smiles (Thailand) next Sunday.


    MM xxx

  • Comment number 96.

    Afternoon each

    Chrissie, saw the Marigold Hotel on Thursday with gorgeous daughter. Great film.

    Ali, enjoy your nap.

    CSN, have just replenished the chocolate supplies for the next sleep-over.

    Red, nowt wrong with disappearing into a book. It's my default setting.

    Maddy, lucky you.

    Setting off soon to pick up man in the cupboard, he's addicted to those m&s meal deals so that's what we'll be having tonight.


  • Comment number 97.

    Good afternoon bloggers far and wide!

    I like a nice drop of Rose every now and again - a nice white zinfandel of pinot suits me just fine. I really missed wine in India - the local stuff is almost undrinkable and the imported stuff is so ridiculously expensive it was cheaper to stick to beer (and probably more refreshing in the seering temperatures too!)

    Bingles - have a lovely trip to Thailand, and well done you for leaving Maddy a happy mum with all of her Mother's Day treats! 10/10 Sir!

    Thanks for all your lovely comments about our newsest family member. He's settling in really well, had a peaceful night when we left him in his training crate (no howling or whining). I woke up at 4.45 am so crept downstairs to see what puddles and mini roundbouts awaited, but there were none, and he was sound asleep! I woke him up gently, and we went outside for a play for about 20 minutes (in the dark ...). Then when we came back in he presented me with a lovely puddle on the kitchen floor! Cleared it up, went back to back and we all woke up at about 8am to start the day proper. He wasn't eating much but over the last few hours I've been hand-feeding him his dry mix food, a few biccies at a time, and just as I've been sitting typing this I can hear him in his crate crunching away at the food in his bowl, so hopefully that's a sign of settlement.

    Nic's lad thinks he's great. He's got a rabbit and a cat at his mums home and we think Randall can smell them on his clothes as he keeps having a good nudgue about.

    On the whole, I think we're going to be a very happy family together!

    Right, well it sounds like the four paws chap has gone back to sleep now, and Nic has taken his son to see The Muppet Movie (yes, I wanted to see it too but thought it best to stay home with the new arrival, but I've made them promise NOT to tell me anything about it, and to buy it for me when it comes out on DVD!)

    Time to catch up with 3 episodes of Gypsy Weddings ...... I wonder if there's any chocolate left in the house?!?!?

    Laters taters.

    Deevs, Queen of The Mop

  • Comment number 98.

    LOL Deevs.

    Randall must be thinking to himself 'what kind of bonkers family have I joined where they wake me up in the middle of the night to go outside and play' . LOL!

    He must be settling in really well though not to have been restless during the night.

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 99.

    Evening all

    Been quite a nice day here. Hope it doesn't get too cold tonight as boy2' sleeping in a scout tent!

    Feel like I've had a thoroughly lazy day today but all the irning is done, a load of washing ready to dry and one mothers day card made so not too bad I suppose

    Something nice for tea to soak up the last of the rose wine - best get moving!

    Back in a bit

    Sezza xxx

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