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Yesterday's Pause For Thought stimulated such a reaction. ..

Chris Evans | 06:26 UK time, Wednesday, 9 May 2012

...I thought it would be a good idea to publish it via today's blog: Please enjoy the wonderfully positive and profound musings of Rabbi Pete Tobias:

Last night I saw an amazing sunset. As I reached a small area of open land close to my home in Hertfordshire, the sun, large, round and red, was a full circle, its base just touching the tops of the distant trees. In less than five minutes it had sunk completely below the horizon.

It gave me an insight into why my ancestors, without such technological tools as clocks or calendars chose to mark the end of one day and the beginning of the next at sundown. If each day is an opportunity, then the setting of the sun - especially when seen so graphically - is a chance to reflect on what has been achieved in the time that's passed since the last sunset.

I was careful not to say 'the twenty-four hours that have passed' in that last sentence. Because the time between sunsets is never exactly twenty-four hours. The 'hour' is a human invention, as is the idea that one day ends and the next one begins at midnight. Measuring time is a peculiar business. So is our place in it, and our relationship with it.

The poet Philip James Bailey once wrote:

'We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures of a dial.
We should count time in heart-throbs. A person most lives
Who thinks most - feels the noblest - acts the best.'

It doesn't much matter whether we consider that each day ends and the new one begins at midnight, sunset, or whenever we wake up in the morning. The important thing is to use well the time we have been given.

In the eleventh century, a rabbi called Bachya ibn Pakuda, wrote: 'Days are like scrolls. Write on them what you want to be remembered'.

At some point every day - sunset, midnight or maybe at around 9.15 in the morning, perhaps everyone should stop and consider what might be remembered about that particular day. You might even call it a pause for thought...

Peace and Love.





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  • Comment number 1.

    That is lovely, although I don't get to hear PFT on your show but I do hear it on Vanessa's show and I enjoy Aled's show on a Sunday morning.

    It's funny, my friend had people over from Tenessee (sp) at the weekend (people she had met on an internet forum!, a bit like us bloggers), anyway, we were all outside in her barn having pizza, beer and karaoke on Saturday night when I noticed that beautiful full moon and we all stopped for a minute and admired it, and also commented how amazing it is that if they were at home, they would see that exact same moon from there, it really was a sight to behold, it was spectacular and unusually for the west of Scotland the sky was crystal clear!!

    Have a good day everyone.



  • Comment number 2.

    Good morning all,

    Morning dozer ,nice to see you .

    Hi Chris ,nice to see you back ,hope that you had a good w/end break. wont hear you tomorrow morning ,but might catch you at 6-00 pm..we Have zoe Ball at 8-00 in the morning .

    Drizzling here this morning ,but trying hard to not let it dampen my spirits ,not after reading the Pause For Thought ,one of my fave bits of the prog.

    don't know whats on the cards for all of you today ,but enjoy whatever it is ..

    Take care ...Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 3.

    Very ‘timely’ pause for thought for me - thank you. And I am going to take your lead immediately and not type any more/spend any more time on this lap-top! All I *will* say is that I am very VERY excited about the next 24/36 hours - Radio2-day! 10th May is a very special date for me and if I get to meet YOU at The Hundred Club tomorrow, as well as seeing Jamie Cullum, Bellowhead, Chris Rea, Keane and the cast of Jersey Boys - plus a duet from Tom Jones & Jessie J.......well, that will be a verily good scroll inDEED. xXx

  • Comment number 4.

    Chris: thank you for your blog this morning - I would have totally missed the Pause for Thought - and it is all just so true. xx

    Hi everyone:

    Just popping in, while I have a quick ten minutes' break! Hope you are all well, and getting through the week.

    Crumpy (from the previous blog) I have passed on your message to MrS, so fingers crossed! Just to say, a taxi from Edinburgh to Glasgow would be a minimum of £100! But, if comes to this, I would be delighted to entertain the bloggers - wouldn't it be great to have a Bloggers Kitchen Party!

    Kandks: good to see you here the other day. How lovely for you to have met Sally - she's a bit of a sweetheart.

    Dozer: sounds like you had a great time on Saturday night. I love pizza, beer and karaoke!

    Nothing much to report from me - right now, it's all work, work, work!

    Have a good day, all.

    C xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning all

    It's grey,grey,grey here today so I am holding the thought of a beautiful sunrise in my mind to light me through the day

    I sometimes look at the sky and the way it changes and wonder what people must have thought was happening.

    This low cloud is so oppressive. I'm sure there were 2 of the Eurofighters stationed down this way flying around on Sunday but the cloud was so low I couldn't see them!

    KKs, Was nice for you to see Sally theother day and for her to think of us! She is always so friendly. I sometimes feel she gets a bit of a hard time on the drivetime show now but she still sounds like she's smiling

  • Comment number 6.

    Bernie, nice to see you! Are you going to the 100 club then? Give us a wave on the radio. If you see Chris, be sure to get your hug!

    Dozer, lovely thought about the moon shining on all of us

    Bids, how's the building going? are they nearly done now?

    I'm looking forward to 2Day - if only to see if Graham Norton realises he is doing the breakfast show and not 7pm - he doesn't strike me as the most "morning" person in the world!!

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 7.

    Hello CE & Everyone.

    The pause for thought has made me pause for thought CLP!

    It is important that we use our time wisely and not waste it it's quality of life that matters and not quantity. But on the other hand it's better to live a long life being happy and doing good rather than living a short life being happy and doing good. I'm now losing track of what I'm talking about LOL.

    I don't kn ow what's going to be remembered about my day yet but I hope it's good. Some days we remember but some are best forgotten.

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 8.

    Greetings CLP & Rabbi Pete... And ALL Bloggeroons...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    CLP & Rabbi Pete - A most nice blog of which it's sad that in our modern UK society few seem ter see such as yer write above/ do the above!!!!!!!

    Everybody seems so busy rushing around.... Upter the eyes in consumerism and greed and in trying ter keep with with the joneses.... Upter their eyes in debt.... 'ence they feel stressed which makes them rush about even more.... As they rush about working 'ard ter pay off their debt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Something that my father told.... Despite 'im being a manic depressive and VERY difficult ter get on with due to this illness 'e 'as..... A do remember when ave caught 'im on a good dee.... Some good advice that 'e gave.... That 'e got from 'is going ter church/ religion.......

    The advice goes like this:

    This world is made for the wise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    And 'ow true this is.... We live with all we need.... In this modern age we live with such amazing things around us..... That there is no need ter get stressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ok not always easy when yer boss at work is putting pressure on yer or yerv just 'ad a nasty letter through yer door demanding money..... But again.... This world is for the wise!!!!!!!!
    If yer boss at work or the company as a whole was run better.... Then the work place would be better.... The opportunity is there.... God 'as given all we need.... But 'umans make a mess of the paradise that is earth!!!!!!!!!!!

    What ter do.... Is put being wise inter practice by resisting the people who ar enot wise!!!!!!!
    For example the nutters a meet on the roads in me job.... Yes not always easy when somebody cuts you up.... But again 'be wise'.... Ignore their bad driving, their stress.... let them go on ter 'ave the accident that they will 'ave..... Don't be part of their stress.... again 'be wise!!!!!'

    Know what am sayin' 'ere blog dudes????

    The points am trying ter 'it?????

    Without being 'it on the road!!!!!?

    A remember in March when a went ter Thailand sitting on the top of a mountain on Phi Phi Island surrounded by butterflies.... in the 100 degree 'eaty.... looking down at the beach area below and the otherside of the island..... Thinking EXACTLY what Rabbi Pete said this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A was in paradise.... This world is paradise!!!!!!!!

    And in this modern age.... The fact a can work 'ard, save some money then fly on a plane ter paradise..... Something my ancestors could not do as there was no jet planes..... It made me even more realise.... amongst all the caos that us stupid 'umans create.... What with the credit crunch, politics etc..... Right now god 'as given us paradise......

    It's there waiting for the wise people to use it and enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    'ope this 'elps all!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 9.

    PS 'ere is a link ter the view of the place where a was sitting.... 'ope the photos take you ter what a could feel looking at the sun over the sea.... surrounded by birds and butterflies >>>


  • Comment number 10.

    And this link too most nice..... MOST.... nice >>>


  • Comment number 11.

    Afternoon All,

    Just stopping for a quick cuppa so thought I'd pop my head round the blog door and say "Hi".

    How's everyone?

    Chris, Great "Pause for thought", one should stop often and do just that and also count one's blessings, life is too short and flying by too fast.

    I had a fantastic weekend with my friends in Lancs. I hadn't seen them for a year, but it was like I'd just seen them yesterday - fab :) It was sunny but a tad chilly, and no rain until I left on Monday, so that was good. Plenty of good food was eaten, lots of tea drunk and I even had a couple of glasses of wine - get me! We visited some lovely places and all in all had a great time. I just wish we lived nearer to each other.

    Yesterday I took a cheeky extra day off and met my Mum for a cuppa and a mooch around the shops. Today is back to reality with a big bang, organising an event for next week.

    I hope everyone had a good BH weekend, only three weeks until the next one :)

    Sezza, Sending you big hugs {{{}}} I hope you are OK xx


  • Comment number 12.

    Afternoon blogettes:

    It was good to read the PFT. As I feel I've said before only hear the show for a very limited time until 7.40. It did make me think.

    As you say Ali - not long until our next BH ........................ eeeeeeks. I've still got 70 leaflets to deliver about what's going on in our village over the Jubilee weekend. We've something on every day. The bunting went up over the weekend - bring it on !

    Hope all are OK

  • Comment number 13.

    Afternoon all

    Apologies for the absence (again) but my laptop went a bit haywire and logged me out of everything and deleted stored passwords, and I just couldn't remember this one at all...

    Anyhow, I miss your show CLP, I sometimes get the last half hour depending on which hours I'm working, so normally catch PFT some days. Thanks for reposting that one though, as today has been a rare day off on account of the wibbly wobbly tollbridge being closed for the day. I really cba to work out another route to work, so took the day off!

    All is well here with me and Finlay, love to everyone, I really miss the blog and will try to find more time to be on here!

    Roll on Edinburgh too xx

    JG xx

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  • Comment number 15.

    Good grief Bondy HELLO!! Hope you can hear that over the pond?

    Hello everyone else - heavy rain got to us about an hour ago and it is soooo noisy on the window.

    Right back to surfing - in the web sense and nothing to do with the weather.

    Susan xx

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi Bondy... Wow!! lol

    Raining hard here too Susan!

    JG xx

  • Comment number 17.

    Hi Susan and JG, how are things? It's been so long since I was here I didn't think anyone would remember me. Lol

  • Comment number 18.

    I'm fine thanks, and of course I remember you!! How are things with you and the Daphster?

    JG x

  • Comment number 19.

    The daphster is fine thanks :)

  • Comment number 20.

    Hiya Bondy & JG

    Yes I remember you 007 and all fine with me although in Yorkshire now and not the Toon.

    JG really looking forward to seeing you for more than 5 minutes in Edinburgh - are you free to pop over in June then Bondy?

    Stupid rain!!

    Sus xx

  • Comment number 21.

    Hi Sezzagirl - and thanks for asking! YES, we have tickets for The Hundred Club tomorrow and I just cannot WAIT!!! x

  • Comment number 22.

    Hi Suz, how's Yorkshire treating you?

  • Comment number 23.

    Hello Bondy and Daphster, nice to see you here. xx

    Hi JG and Finlay, glad all is well with you both. xx

    Hi Susan, we have had rain everyday here since the hosepipe ban. xx

    Hi Berni. xx

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 24.

    Suz, I wish I was able to pop over :( may be some day or when we have US blog meet.

  • Comment number 25.

    Hi CSN, hope u are well.... Non stop rain this week. We had a very very mild winter and now have just had a colder than normal April. Oh well, if I don't have to shovel snow I'm happy. We have mothers day this weekend... So trans Atlantic call will be placed lol

  • Comment number 26.

    Yay to a US blog meet!

    Yes Susan, we're there from Fri to Sun, so should manage more than 5 mins this time! lol

    Hi CSN too x

    Bondy, Mothers Day here was in March lol

    JG xx

  • Comment number 27.

    Bondy, I am good, thank you. xx

    JG, sorry I won't get to meet you in Edinburgh. xx

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 28.

    Hiya JG and Bondy, so good to see you here!

    I shall meet with you virtually over the summer!

    BErni, Have such a good time tomorrow! I'll be listening

    Susan, we've escaped the heavy rain today but have just had that persistant constant heavy drizzle that soaks you through!

    CSN, hope you didn't get too wet dog-walking today! Gibbs looked like a drowned rat after squeezing under every wet shrub in the garden!

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 29.

    Hi Sezza. Not great dog walking weather at the moment, we both got very wet today.

    When will Gibbs be able to have his first walk out.

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 30.

    CSN, i took him out today for a little walk - only about 10 minutes on the field near our house

    It took a long time to get anywhere!!

    Night all, Sweet Dreams

    Sezza xx

  • Comment number 31.

    Hi sez hope you're well.

    I have to call for both mothers days but fathers day is the same... Weird lol

  • Comment number 32.

    Hopefully not fathers day here, or I've forgotten it lol

  • Comment number 33.

    Night, Bondy, JG, Susan, Sezza, Berni and everyone.

    Sezza, love the photos of Gibbs on FB and hope he enjoyed his first walk out.

    Sleep well and sweet dreams.

    Lots of love to you all.

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 34.


    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 35.

    Paws for thought?

  • Comment number 36.

    Morning all,

    Piddling down with rain here, 5 degrees and windy too - summer's here!

    Lovely to see Bondy popping in last night.

    I love Graham Norton's show on a Saturday so I'm sure I'll enjoy him this morning on the way to work.

    Hope you all have a good day.

    Last day of work for me, as I'm off tomorrow to get organised for our week on the narrowboat.



  • Comment number 37.

    Lyndylooooooo got a mensch from Zoe! Yaaaaaaaaaay ......

    Morning all

    Just a quickie as life's still really busy, in a good way.

    Lovely to see some "old" bloggers returning.

    I won't be able to listen to all of 2Day as I'm off out at lunchtime for the rest of the day - lunch with a friend/colleague and then we're going to visit a friend who had a stroke a few weeks back and she's now in a recouperation facility not far from here. Then, if time allows, I'll be buying a new PC as my laptop is struggling with my workload and keeps "hanging" which scares me somewhat when I'm logged in to other people's accounts and CRMs!

    Randall is loving this wet weather: now he can go off lead he manages to find every single muddy puddle to splishsplash about in. After his walk last night, Nic questioned whether we had a "liver and white" Springer or a "liver and mud" coloured Springer .....

    Right, must get on. Have a fab day everyone.

    Muchos amore,


  • Comment number 38.

    Good morning all,

    We have had rain and if the sky is anything to by,we have a lot more to come,the house is looking like a Chinese laundry. One thing is that it's not cold if that's any comfort.

    Gail ,have a lovely holiday on that long boat ,looking forward to hearing all about it .

    Crissie ,now you say that a taxi to your place would be £100, well divided by all of us attending wont be that much ,so If I was you I'd start stocking up ,You do know that I'm quite partial to kitchen parties ;-))

    Deev, hope that you find your friend getting better ,must be awful for her .

    Bondy ,was wondering how you were ,how lovely to see you and glad that you and yours are well . I hope the jobs going well for you .now that US blog meet ,can you give me plenty of notice as I'm not fond of flying ,so I'd have to paddle ;-))

    Sezza, saw two of your Gibbs last week end in the Cotswold's ,and was talking to there owner ,he said they are great little dogs . It was wet then and they had little coats on ,now is Gibbs going to have one??

    The house Sezza ,is well 95% there ,they have over run their deadline which was the end of April,just seven chaps indoors now ,some rooms finished then there is the snag list that they are working their way through.
    I'm desperate for my promised week off which I hope isn't too far away now. and that reminds me I have to pick up some biscuits on the way to work as I was berated yesterday for the lack of them.

    Right just time for a cuppa before I get ready to go ,so have a good day all and hope the weather is kinder for you .

    Take care ..Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 39.

    Hi everyone:

    Thank goodness it's Thirsty Thursday! Have been up since 5am today - leaking boiler - MrS "bleeding" the radiators at 4.45am - it took me a wee while to realise what was happening! The engineer is organised, and hopefully will make an appearnce this morning. Ye gods, it's one thing after another!

    JG: so looking forward to seeing you in Edinburgh. We must make sure we have a chat - I'm still sorry I didn't get to speak to you in Leeds, two years ago!

    007: hiya! How lovely to see you - how on earth could we forget you? Not possible!

    Dozer: I thought Graham was fabulous this morning - I don't know if he would want to do it every weekday morning, but the mini-version of his Saturday show was fun! How lovely you have your narrowboat holiday to look forward to. xx

    Cheryl: what a busy day you have ahead! Hope your friend continues to recover - she will be happy to see you, I'm sure.

    Bids: yes, that's true - £100 divided by four, each taxi - it's totally do-able! I am stocking up on white/red wine and k*ttle crisps, as of now!

    Today sees another busy day at the coalface, and then tonight MrS and I are out for a wee glass of something with MsS before she leaves for holiday on Saturday. I can't tell her that my heart is in my mouth at the thought of her going away for a week (!) - I am playing it cool and pretending that I won't miss our daily chats ... aaarrgggh!

    Have a good day, everyone.

    C xx

  • Comment number 40.

    Morning all (just)

    Oh I am fed up with this wet stuff!!

    Chrissie I hope MsS has a lovely time with plenty of sun and the time will fly for you really. Can you make sure you have plenty of rose too please and the black pepper version of the crisps for your kitchen party?? Boohoo for the boiler.

    Can't remember what I have just read, sorry.

    Susan xx

  • Comment number 41.

    me again:

    Just having a wee look, but Susan, it's only you and me, sweetheart!
    Thank you, I am sure the week will fly in - every week this year has just disappeared, so I am hoping the next week will do the same ... How could I forget about the Rose? Mary will need that, too! Black pepper version of crisps, glad you reminded me! Thankfully, the boiler has been sorted - nothing too drastric, but whatever part needed fixing, has been fixed!

    Back to work!

    C xx

  • Comment number 42.


    Just having a quick catch up with the blog, but fortunately or unfortunately there isn't a lot to catch up with!

    I'm loving 2day, I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but life would be boring if every day was the same. Particularly enjoyed Zoe's dance hour as I was on my way to a cheeky breakfast with friends. There is a local garden centre that does a fry up. You get six items, plus a slice of toast and a tea or coffee for £5.95 BUT you get two for the price of one - bargain!! However, no more cooked breakfasts for me as I've had two this week already! I'll be having salad for tea :)

    Dozer, Have a fab holiday, it really is a great way to travel xx

    Chrissie, MsS will be back before you know it and I'm glad your boiler has been sorted xx

    Hi Susan, Deevs and Bids xx

    Right back to my badges! (Is it sad that I inherited a box of badges that I have just had to sort out into sizes and types and have removed all the old name labels, so I can start afresh?? ;)


  • Comment number 43.


    Still waiting for the very heavy rain which was forecast for all day today. Put off going out until tomorrow as I didn't want to get caught in it. Sky looking very grey but still no rain. Will it come tomorrow when I'm out???

    Going to record 2Day on the red button at 6.0.pm.

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 44.

    Hiya, just another wee message before I head for the hills.

    AliB: that, indeed, is a result with the fry up situation! I bet it was delicious! And, thank you. xx

    Maddy: we must have had all your rain today - it has never stopped, not for a single moment since 10 o'clock this morning. That's great you can record Chris this evening - I don't know if it will work on our network, but we are going to try!

    Have a nice evening, everyone.

    C xx

  • Comment number 45.

    Greetings all!

    This CLP blog entry is possible the most insightful and well-written EVER. Sound words, Mr. Chris, sound words.

    Am LOVING 2Day, though about to take a break as the talent-vacuum that is Claudia Winkleman is about to be on. I'm sorry, but I can't stand her - her interviews are sycophantic and witless at best. And while I'm on a rant.... Jo Whiley. I don't dislike her at all, but her show is a very, VERY, poor exchange for the excellent Radcliffe & Maconie (sometimes with Noddy Holder) Show - I loved them; their knowledge of and enthusiasm for music of all genres was unequalled.

    Still - on the up! - Chris is on after Claudia Winkleman... every cloud, eh?!

    Fingers crossed for a safe delivery for the lovely Tasha - Noah will be a FAB big brother for the little 'nun, I bet!

    Keep smiling! Love & hugs,

    Roo xxxx

  • Comment number 46.

    Ahhh, it's OK. The eminent Johnny Walker and KandKsMummy's chair-stealing Jeremy Vine are on with Claudia. It's a good show. Winkleman doesn't need to be there.


  • Comment number 47.

    Now on the red button!

    Chris Evans at the 100 Club is about to start!

    MM xxx

    Getting very excited!

  • Comment number 48.

    Jersey Boys! Hurrah!

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 49.

    More Jersey Boys after the traffic news!

  • Comment number 50.

    More Jersey Boys! Hurrah!

  • Comment number 51.

    SIR TOM!!!

    Hi Yall! just had a quick catch up of this blog, no time to go all way back - Chrissie - are we having a kitchen party for MrS?? I know you will miss little miss, but she will be back before you know it!

    Nice to see Bondy and JG pop in too,

    and thats about the nat attention span - forgot all others! doh - well I have done an audit and driven 150 miles today!

    Oh and Berni - we need a special newbie blogger wave to identify yourself!!!

    Right happy thursty thursday, time for a cheeky penguin and then when CLP is finished on telebox will be stuffing some chicken thighs

    See you on the morrow!

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi everyone,

    Well, I didn't know Jessie J could sing that well, I have to say, I am impressed. I've really enjoyed what I've heard of 2Day, it's nice to have something different now and again.

    Waiting for D to get home from work and having my first (of many) tipples.

    Have a good evening.



  • Comment number 53.

    Keeeeeaaaaannnneeee were great LOL!

    Great show Chris!

    Is It Any Wonder?

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 54.

    Have to agree with you Maddy weren't the Jersey Boys fantastic! Just watching Keane who are brill aswell.

    Maddy we had thunder and heavy rain this afternoon here in Cheshire, I could have sent it across

    mm xx

  • Comment number 55.

    Hi all

    I'm going to have to watch it on the red button, although I did get chance to listen until 6.40.. missed Tom Jones though :(

    Chrissie, yes we will definitely have that chat!!

    I've got an ear infection which is making me decidedly wobbly than normal, so the guys at work have been looking after me, and make me take my phone even into the loo! One even rescued me from a fag break, as I went a bit dizzy and couldn't make it back into the office lol x

    On a brighter note, I'm sat here waiting for lots of goodies, plus all my bulky shopping to be delivered by ELH... hopefuly soon, beacause I'm starving!

    Mandymoo, I was in Altrincham, no thunder there, just a couple of heavy showers.

    Hope everyone is ok

    JG x

  • Comment number 56.

    JG I'm in Knutsford so only a few miles away, strange how thw weather is so different

    mm x

  • Comment number 57.

    Evening all

    Loved watching Chris at the 100 club tonight. Especially Sir Tom and Jessie J. He's a legend and she's got a real talent!

    Loved some of the other bits of 2day that I heard and not so keen on others! I am looking forward to Chris being back in the morning - I won't need to keep looking at the clock!

    Night all, sleep well

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 58.

    mandymoo & JG.

    We have light rain here tonight but I'm sure the heavy rain will arrive as soon as I step outside the door tomorrow :)


    MM xxx

  • Comment number 59.


    I'm now going to watch the red button again as I missed Tom Jones & Jesse J earlier.

    MM xxx

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  • Comment number 61.

    The eighteenth prime number.

  • Comment number 62.

    @ debshasjoined - hope you saw my special virgin blogger wave!!!! Ohhhh, what a night......10th of Maaaaaay at the Huuundred Cluuuub......had my picture taken with Chris Evans......ooohhhhh, baby, what a night.......

  • Comment number 63.

    Just popping in quickly to say ...


    x x x

  • Comment number 64.

    Good morning all,

    Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs ,which I haven't any ..LOL.But we have sunshine today Shhh!!

    Happy Birthday to our Lovely Lin ,I hope that you have a lovely day Lin and get thoroughly spoilt.

    So pleased to see it's Friday ,think it's going to be another quiet w/end in the Bids house hold ,only some clothes sorting to do .I got home from work yesterday to be imformed that the dusting had been done and the hoovering today . I have said before haven't I that I have a house husband ;-)).

    For all that aren't around over the w/end have a good one in what ever it is you're planning on doing.

    Right now have I got time for another cuppa.

    Take care ..Bids ..xxx.

  • Comment number 65.

    When my mum and dad got married, their first dance was to Engelbert's "Release Me" .....

    Says it all really ....!!


  • Comment number 66.

    good morning all

    what a lovely blog to catch up on, hope you all are well.

    Caught a little of 2day yesterday - I do need to find the damon albarn (swoon) clips on the website and catch up with him

    Didn't really get too involved though as cannot listen to the radio much, and have managed to fit 5 days working in 4, got to love bank holidays. Also Mr bp is directing the local play (shows tonight and tomorrow) so it has been play fever at home - I'm the prompt!

    Anyway keep well and hvae a great weekend


  • Comment number 67.

    Morning All,


    The sun is shining here - whoop whoop! And long may it shine too :)

    Hooray that it's Friday, even though I've only been at work for 2 and a half days this week!

    Sezza, I know what you mean about keep looking at the clock yesterday. I enjoyed 2Day a lot but you get used to knowing what time it is by what's on the radio and it was a little confusing.

    Berni, Glad you had a good time xx

    Meant to say "Hi" to Bondy, good to see you xx

    Bids, Enjoy your chillaxing weekend xx

    I'm not up to much, got to buy a fancy top tomorrow for a 40th Birthday Party next Friday and then on Sunday morning I'm preaching the sermon, which always makes me chuckle to myself.

    Morning Deevs xx

    Right best get on, I'm sure I'll be back later.


  • Comment number 68.

    Morning all!
    Berni, sounds like you had a great time LOL
    Nothing to report but just wanted to say "hi"

  • Comment number 69.

    Morning all

    Bit busy at mo but just popping in to catch up! Such a nice vibe on the blog, following on from the PfT no doubt.

    Happy Birthday Lin, hope you have a great day.

    I have to say I quite enjoyed most of 2Day that I heard, even Zoe's dance hour, mainly cos there was more music and less of her! I agree though it does mess with your internal clock hearing people out of their normal timeslots.

    What did people think of Eng Hump as a guest this morning. He didn't seem to want to engage at all and CLP was doing all the running, or that's how it sounded to me.



  • Comment number 70.

    Thanks guys......still floating today......watched some on the red button last night.....will watch it again at 9:30pm tonight...... I saw Moira, met Vassos & Chris, took a picture of Tash.....as well as pics of Jamie Cullum, Bellowhead, Chris Rea, Tom Jones, Jessie J, Keane and the cast of Jersey Boys!!! It all went by so fast.......sigh..... x

  • Comment number 71.

    Morning all

    Wish I'd got my washing on the line this morning - it's a perfect drying day today - bright and dry and breezy!

    Ali and Andy, I'm glad it's not just me who runs their life by the pips and the features!! Even Gibbs is getting to know that breakfast appears when Moira reads the news after the kiddies!

    Berni, Keep floating!! I know what you mean about it all going too quickly - it always does - but, later, even in a year or so, you'll hear a piece of music and you'll be straight back in the 100 Club, glowing gently!

    For me, it's Delilah and I'm back at the O2 , belting it out at the Bye Bye Drivetime gig!


    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 72.

    Just remembered, I was going to say about Mr Humperdink this morning. I think he is the only Friday guest who's been on that I know as little about now as I did before

    I agree with Andy (I think) It certainly appeared that he was there to promote the record/eurowhotsits not because he had any interest

    And I cennot get over how stupid his name is!

    Sezza xx

  • Comment number 73.

    Hello Sezza

    I think you're right, there was as little input from him as he could get away with. Even the Dean Martin story, which sounded like the start of a good tale, fizzled out to nothing.

    Whether he didn't want to be seen to be playing on the people he's known I don't know, but definitely one of the poorest Friday guests so far.


  • Comment number 74.

    Engelbert Humperdinck, name taken from a 19th century composer, has always been a poor man's Tom Jones.

  • Comment number 75.

    That's right MBD, he once had the same manager as Tom Jones and the 19th century composer wrote the Hansel & Gretal opera.

    His first success was in Belgium in 1966 in the annual Knokke contest and he got into the Belgium charts with Dommage Dommage.

    MM xxx

    PS Why do they never enter a good song into the Eurovision song contest?

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  • Comment number 77.

    Evening each from soggy Fife

    Didn't hear the show this morning, but what inspiring words from the Pause for Thought.

    Don't think I can catch up, so hope everyone is well.


  • Comment number 78.

    Hi all, just popping in to thank you all for the birthday wishes. Having a lovely day so far with cake, chocolate and presents :o)

    Can't stop, need to get packing for our cruise :o))) can't wait!

    Ta ta Lin x

  • Comment number 79.

    Evening all, from an equally soggy Edinburgh.

    First off, thank you to those who wished me a happy birthday on the other side on Wednesday. I had a fab day touring Glencoe, Loch Ness, and the Highlands. The weather was great too, unlike the next day, when it rained constantly for about 24 hours!

    Talking of Thursday, I only caught a small bit of 2 Day, will have to catch up. I tried to listen to Ken Bruce in Orkney, but it was the last couple of minutes and his handover to Simon?!? Will try again.

    Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday evening.


    PS Happy Birthday girlracer!! All the best people have their birthdays this week...

  • Comment number 80.

    On one occasion EH was asked whet his favourite drink was. He wanted to say Dom Perignon, but TJ had already said that was his favourite so he chose Benedictine.

    The irony is that TJ is a beer man, well he is Welsh!

  • Comment number 81.

    I heard a little from the show from 8.40...

    Nope, he didn't want to be there, which made CLP anxious and hyper...

    He was also with the same manager as Gilbert O'Sullivan and Tom Jones originally (also not a proper name, but then Tom jomes isn't either) so they were all in competition together!! lol

    Our victory, probably their loss!!

    JG x

  • Comment number 82.

    Engelbert has his own pub, The Red Fox, in his house in Leicester and likes to drink English beer but is sticking to red wine until after the Eurovision contest.

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 83.

    Engelbert Humperdinck - nil points.

  • Comment number 84.

    Eighty four and a clear run to 100!

  • Comment number 85.

    MaddyMoon & CSN are you lurking or are you lightweights?

  • Comment number 86.

    Four consecutive posts, a new personal best, if only it was an Olymic event.

  • Comment number 87.

    It's a good job that spelling is not an Olympic event.

    As Zebedee would say...

    Time for bed.

  • Comment number 88.

    good morning all, seems today wont rain and i`m happy
    OT: it is wrong in my opinion about this test...but that`s just me
    btw happy birthday i_amrosieposie , wish you the best


  • Comment number 89.

    Hi everyone:

    I didn't get the chance to pop in yesterday - just crazy stuff at work.

    Lin: sorry I missed your birthday. Hope you had a lovely day. xx

    Debs: re: the kitchen party - Crumpy was saying the other day that if MrS can't make it through to Edinburgh for the Blog Meet, the bloggers will just jump in taxis, and come to us! I did explain it is a small fortune for a taxi from Edinburgh to Glasgow! I don't think we will be having a Bloggers Kitchen Party this time around, but, hey, perhaps next year?! I am really hoping MrS will make the Meet - bless him, his foot is really playing up. A friend has suggested a deep foot massage may help - anyone had such a thing?

    I have been catching up with some of 2DAY - wow, just fantastic. The highlight for me is Will Young singing "hanging on the telephone" - it is simply stunning, and I do love Will, even though I am still annoyed that he dissed AliB's friend at the stage door! Tomorrow will see me spending as much time as possible watching the rest of the clips, and listening to the shows. I know I say it all the time, but really, Radio 2 is the most incredible station - we are so lucky here in the UK that it's ours!

    Re: Englebert - I didn't hear him yesterday, will try to listen again at some point. However, I did see him "live" about 4 years ago and unfortunately he was not good - not good at all. Perhaps it was a bad night for him, but from that performance, I would say the chances of him reaching those high notes in the Eurovision song, are nil. Sorry, Eng!

    AliB: hope your sermon goes well tomorrow, how I admire you for doing this. xx

    Hope everyone has a good Saturday.

    C xx

  • Comment number 90.


    Chrissie-has MrS thought abnout acupuncture, a lot of people say it's very good. Hope his foot soon improves.

    MBD-I would have attempted the 100 last night but computor says no, it would have taken me all night restarting all the time. I think I will have to call Rent-A-Nerd next week!

    Will this post?

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 91.

    Afternoon all.

    Just had a lovely sunny morning but now clouding over.

    Annie, hope you liked Flings and Arrows. xx

    Chrissie, Sorry to hear about MrS, hope his foot is better very soon. xx

    Marjie, hope you get your computer problems sorted out soon. xx

    Ali, will be thinking of you tomorrow, hope all goes well with your sermon. xx

    MBD, sorry I couldn't be here last night but I was otherwise engaged. LOL!

    Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 92.


    I think it might be chocolate time.

    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 93.


    Hello CSN.

    Enjoy your chocolate. It will be choc o'clock here at 7.30pm for the BGT final. I'm hoping that Pudsey wins.

    MM xxx

    ey wins.

  • Comment number 94.


    I don't know where that last bit came from LOL!

    I hope this posts after waiting for the countdown!

    35 29 22 14 54321 post!

  • Comment number 95.

    Hello Marjie,

    I hope Pudsey wins too.

    CSN. xx

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    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 97.


    JG x

  • Comment number 98.


    Just did a comment which didn't post!

    Hello JG!

  • Comment number 99.

    Hello JG.


    CSN. xx

  • Comment number 100.



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