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Almost Feel It's OK To Write About Summink Else Today

Chris Evans | 13:04 UK time, Thursday, 14 January 2010

If there is a Brekkie groove, I do believe we have found it. What a strange business this is though. I remember it was the Thursday of the first week of Drivetime until we began to feel like we knew what we were doing. Maybe that's it, maybe it's a four day thing.

So one week down and who knows how many to go. I can't tell you by the way how much I have enjoyed reflecting on all the different opinions and crits people have had regarding our new slot. A few years ago I wouldn't have had any of it and just buried my head in the sand, alienating any future potential audience but now, if we can get 'em - we want 'em, so why not listen to what everyone has to say ?

The more extreme the negativity though the less accurate the gripe, making it easier for me to spot people who will never see it our way - like the one guy who claimed the "majority" of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show audience were pensioners on low income and often house bound ! What ? Sure "some" of the audience may fall into one, two or even all three of those categories but the "majority" - not the best way of trying to secretly urge other people not to listen.

On my way to the new C4 book club show now. I did manage to read my last 200 pages of required reading albeit the last few in the car on the way there. The book - 499 pages of ghoulish goings on from a lady who apparently before this has focused mostly on lesbianism.

See you on the radio,





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  • Comment number 1.

    Hi CLP - just you and me again :-)
    Loving the show - get to listen again during the day as I have to work I'm afraid but even if I'm a few hours late I'm still loving it

  • Comment number 2.

    Sounds like an interesting read Chris!

  • Comment number 3.

    Its a boring book, should have got the audibook then you can at least get on with something whilst you listen or as a woman would say 'multi-task' !!!!!

    Still loving the new show and format and music selection is great.

    Keep um coming

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi CLP - this is my first time I've posted a comment! A memorable day! Just wanted to say I loved you on the Drivetime Show, as much as I loved Terry on the Breakfast Show. You were the bookends to my working day! But you are doing a terrific job in the mornings, as I thought you would. Keep up the good work!

  • Comment number 5.

    Afternoon CLP

    Did you read in the car? Ewwww ... instant way to be icky in my (proverbial) book! If I had a car with those screens on the backs of the seats I'd be permanently chundering my way thru journies!

    My rule of thumb with a book: if the first chapter doesn't grab me, pull me in, engage me and make me want to progress to chapter 2, then forget it.

    Likewise with fillums. If I don't like it, I'll fall asleep.

    (unless there's something else to distract me, of course .....!)

    Really don't want to be here in work, but ne'er mind. This time tomorrow I shall once again be thinking of my drive up to my new life, if only for the weekend, for now.

    Is it 4th Feb yet .....

    Muchos Amore

    x x x x

  • Comment number 6.

    ....Almost forgot to wish Bingo a happy birthday!

    Happy Birthday Bingo !X!X!XX!

  • Comment number 7.

    Hey Chris

    Have been reading some of the comments made by various people who are saying that you have to win over the existing audience. I agree to an extent but they are forgetting your Drivetime "on the way home from work" listeners who have swapped from their previous early morning, "on the way to work" station, to you..

  • Comment number 8.

    Deev I know what you mean with the 1st chapter of a book. If i've not lost track of time by chapter 3 it's a no no for me.
    I have so many half finished books that I could supply the River people!

    Lisa x

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi CLP!

    First time blog poster but loved you on Drivetime and while I loved the Togmeister you are just as good a tonic to set me up for a day of drilling and filling the teeth of small people. It's going great, keep up the good work!

  • Comment number 10.

    Another excellent show today Chris - the new features are already becoming familiar - although I must admit to still not being sure about the quiz where you give away old stuff, but the headline game is excellent, and hello good bye has made me laugh for the last couple of days - and I'm getting used to you accompanying me on the way to work, rather than on the way home!

    You're right to listen to constructive criticism, and you're correct, there is a minority of people who'll you'll never be able to please, so ignore the extreme criticism, take heed of the constructive, and you'll have zillions of listeners in a month or so!

    Some people would complain about anyone taking over from Terry - the only comparison that's able to be made however is that you're now doing a breakfast show on the same radio station. You're not doing Wake up to Wogan, you're doing the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, and people need to judge it as its own product, not in comparison to anything else.

    And, just to clarify, I'm not house bound, on a low income or a pensioner, so there's at least one of us not falling into that stereotype!

    And I also now have no intention of reading the book you've read - 200 pages in a morning is pretty impressive going though!

    But was there a ghost?

  • Comment number 11.

    Chris - damn. I've just bought that book. I've always loved her books, particularly Fingersmith which was a cracking story. I'll give it a go though.


  • Comment number 12.


    1stly - happy birthday Bingo - hope you have a good one x

    Great show again Chris - I'm even getting the hang of the hello/goodbyes - found myself sitting in the car outside the garage waiting for them this morning - didn't want to miss them - a good sign that things don't take long to become familiar.

    Off to catch up on yesterday's posts and grab some lunch

    Callie x

  • Comment number 13.

    Hello - just wanted to let you know that I have reset my alarm for 6.55am. Before...the radio did not come on until 7.30am.

    I was sorry to hear that Terry was going, of course, but my 7 year old son and I are enjoying listening to you at breakfast and also in the car to school. He especially likes hearing other kids on the radio and I think secretly he prefers your show.

    The "hello/goodbye" slot makes me smile involuntarily. :-) What a nice way to end.

  • Comment number 14.

    Afternoon Chris,

    I'm not a pensioner, housebound or on a low income so that counts me out as a majority listener!

    Still loving the show, but I do have a very minor complaint - the "Go, Johnny, Go" music does my head in, especially as you play it twice. Can you just play it at the beginning of the section, or turn it down a bit - that's all. I hear that Lynn is getting more of a say, which is great. I loved the banter between her and Sir Tel.

    Keep up the good work Chris, nobody ever walked into work on their first day and got it right from the beginning.

    Hello to all the new Bloggers, it's good to read you.

    Hello to the old Bloggers, hope you are fine and dandy xx


  • Comment number 15.

    MTF - it can be done, but strictly speaking, it's illegal....

  • Comment number 16.

    Oh, and it's a bit complicated, but I'm sure you'd get the hang of it!

  • Comment number 17.

    And it's time to chair dance to some Robbie!

    Yay!! I'm happy!!


  • Comment number 18.

    Hi Chris,

    I think you're right - a 'day 4' thing!

    Something twigged with me this morning as I was making the kiddies sarnies at 7.15. Having just about the first 20 minutes or so, just with you and the music seems about right to me. And then the team start chipping in.

    Still a little way to go, but you're definitely on the right track!

    As for the book, your comment this morning that 'there might be a ghost, there might not be. I don't really care' made me literally LOL in the car! Nice one!!

  • Comment number 19.

    Good afternoon chris. I love the wrong bongs slot....

    Hi to all bloggers and bloggettes and a happy birthday to bingo. Belated wishes to boozysusie. No snow so in work and wishing I was elsewhere to have snowday.

    Hi to my fellow dorset blogger I'm based in poole.

    Keep doing what yr doing.

  • Comment number 20.

    Hiya Chris,

    Yes, I agree: time to write about something else now .... except to say that the difference between this morning's show and Monday's show was incredible! That's it - from now on you and the team are part of my life every weekday morning - what a lucky sod I am!

    Happy Birthday Bingo! Hope you are having a terrific day. xx

    Haven't had a chance to catch up with yesterday's blog, but hope everyone is ok.

    C xx

  • Comment number 21.

    200 pages in a morning! In a car! (Sorry, but I've gone pale at the thought).

    Another great show today Christoff. It's just so cheerful. Just what I need to counteract the stress of getting my three up and off to school!

  • Comment number 22.

    Afternoon each!

    Everyone well?!

    Happy Birthday Bingo..xx

    And same to Suzie for yesterday..hope you feeling better..xx

    That really is it.. stupid stupidly busy..may catch up about a week on Wednesday!

    mSc x

    PS - Can Midlands peeps pls keep a weather forecast going over the week/end..off to NEC on Sunday so hoping its clearing..??!! Ta!

  • Comment number 23.

    Dorset photo that comment made me giggle too and as I said on the previous blog, didn't much like the hello goodbye stuff but grinning and giggling like the eejit I am now.

    I'm not housebound, on low income and I suppose technically a pensioner - so why am I sitting here working my socks off today?

    Well done Christoph on getting through 200 pages - phew is all I can say, and well done of course.
    Did you spot your stalker or weren't you in the car then? Must be scary having a big black van following you about ;o) (only joking Rips).

    Agree Carl - MTF - tis illegal but there are programmes on t'net which let you do it. I haven't of course - wont find any such programme on my laptop - oh no ! (If you have re-activated fb - where are you then)?

    All my parcels from my internet shopping day have just arrived. Wo hoo just off to open.

    Good to see you back Somerset btw xx

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 24.

    You read 200 pages of a book in a car on the way somewhere? Hope you weren't driving yourself...

  • Comment number 25.

    Scoobs - off to Brum myself the week-end. Saturday wet and windy but Sunday - must have known you were on your way - SUNNY !!!!!

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 26.


    Reading in the car - eeuuuwwww NO! Envy anyone who can. All I like to do in the car is sleep!! Mr Seza says he has had some very quiet journeys home especially the long journey from Devon!

    MTF, If you buy an MP3 player ( and i have heard the poddy ones are very popular but haven't got one,) you can then buy a lickle gadget that you plug into the cigarette lighter. This then sends the signal from the MP3 to the radio and, voila, listenability in the car!!

    School walk in the rain - yuck!


  • Comment number 27.

    PS Not housebound, pensioner, or low income!!

    Unless my boss is reading this in which case my income is waaaaaaaaay toooooo low, can I have a rise please?

    MTF Just realised I know nothing about downloading the show, best you don't talk to Beez or Carl about how not to do this!

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 28.

    Happy birthday Bingo.

    Hello all.

    CLP. Agree with your blog. It gets better every day as you all get comfortable and sorry to disappoint the guy who posted but I am NOT a pensioner on low income or house bound come to that so one less in the "majority"


  • Comment number 29.

    Hello, just popping in again to say hi to Boleyngirl - YEP I'm lurking :-))

    T xxx

  • Comment number 30.

    PPS (really should read all the way though carefully)

    CLP Are you on the book club that's on TV this weekend? I've set that to record but even better if you're on xx

    PPPS Don't forget to keep writing too

    PPPPS HAPPY BIRTHDAY BINGO, Didn't realise your birthday was so close to the person who's birthday would have been on Friday.


  • Comment number 31.

    Beez - I joined the bloggers group yesterday. I haven't put my user name on there yet though....I like the thought of having a secret identity :-)

    Seza, I don't know anything about a software package that records audio played in Internet Explorer and then allows you to save it in MP3 format. And neither will you, if the mods read this!

  • Comment number 32.

    Hi Christoff, can't read, text or in fact do anythng other than watching what's ahead, yes that's sitting in the passenger seat! I fit into one of the categories, and it's not housebound or on low income. I have been awake at 7am and listening since Monday and will continue to do so for as long as you are there (or I am here!) I absolutely love it.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 33.

    The Chris Evans show was best at "Drive Time" as it suited people who were out and about. Even children were accepted. Now the Breakfast slot has has lost its appeal to me for it lacks the arid humour of Sir Terry and the banter with the audience. Very childish- "Go, Johnny, Go" piece. Chris needs to take his time when speaking and not be so much in a hurry. Lynne has so much to offer as she has done in the past. Again the "Hello-goodbye piece at the end is so childish. Why does the show have to conform to a this format.

  • Comment number 34.

    Me to I am not housebound, low income or pensioner just appreciate a good mix of music from all over the place.

    As PJ Pied Piper said "Lovin It Lovin It Lovin It. I'm Lovin it like this".

    Love the new show (pinching Mr Wrights phrase) and have noticed it toned down as the week goes on, here's to finding your groove Mr E.

    My new routine is firmly established radio goes on at 7.00 and stays on for the rest of the day, until the drive time show I am afraid and then I turn it off. Sorry, you will have to get yourself cloned so we can have morning and evening entertainment from Mr Evans. Good work Team

  • Comment number 35.

    Sorry used a P Bob instead of D - should be DJ Pied Piper Doh!

  • Comment number 36.

    I'm also a member of the "reading in cars makes me sick" brigade, yet I can read on the train to my heart's content with no ill effect. Why?? Where's the Fox when you need her?

    No Thursday ARF suggestion....ho hum....

    From a happy, twenty-something, full-time employed radio 2 listener xx

  • Comment number 37.

    Ooooh Amy, I can't read on trains. Nowt to do with ickyness, just too darned nosey!!! Ditto planes.


  • Comment number 38.

    Am about to throw toys out of pram - one of the pairs of shoes I ordered - too big - boo hoo - got to go back - clothes I don't mind sending back if they don't fit but shoes . noooooo!

    I still can't believe my alarm is set for 7 !!! Dog not used to it either although after the first morning when all the phones/radios and wotnots went off and he jumped a mile - he now just opens one eye, looks at me and goes back to sleep.

    Beez xx

    mystery blogger A Carl? - ha ha - love it ! 007 1/2

  • Comment number 39.

    I can't read in cars, but I can on planes and trains (although I do have to be sitting facing the way the train is going, can't sit backwards). I suffered from really bad travel sickness last year in the States, it was a very jerky bus - got off it two and a half hours later and threw up - nice! I'm glad I managed to hold on until the bus had stopped.

    Sorry that was probably TMI!


  • Comment number 40.

    Hi All

    Just nipped over to the other side (the mayonaisse blog) to see if he is doing the ARF over there. Looks like he is still looking for the first record for today.

    I'm with you Tins, doesn't seem the same for a Thursday afternoon does it? I am sure we will soon get used to it though.

    I am a non reader in cars but ok on trains and planes (although I'm a bit like you Deevs, if there's people watching to be done I'm easily distracted).


    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 41.

    @ Somerset Phoenix - hello to you too. I'm in Poole too...and I originate from Somerset...spooky!!

    No reading in the car for me, but ok on planes and trains!

    @ Beez - think of all that money you'll 'save' sending the shoes back!

  • Comment number 42.


    I never read in the car as I'm always blimmin' driving! Trains yes, planes yes.



  • Comment number 43.

    Morning / afternoon all,

    Yep, me too. Can't read in cars, even looking at the map makes me queasy, but planes and trains I'm fine. Weird. Although if I'm in the car I prefer to drive than be driven, otherwise I fidget and get told off by himself!

    I know it's a little off topic, but I was re-examining how many of my New Years Resolution's I've stuck to - and the count is shameful. How about you guys?


  • Comment number 44.


    You like driving, ergo, you are always driving!


  • Comment number 45.

    Hi Dragon

    I think I've "out resolutioned" myself this year!

    New beginnings!


  • Comment number 46.

    Beez - didn't last long, cover's been blown already... :-)

  • Comment number 47.

    Hi well what a shame, still not getting into the morning show although i really loved chris doing drive time. Really miss Terry, Boggy, Charles, and Deadly. Thanks so much for keeping Lynne she's the best on the show. Would have gone down hill totally without a familiar voice. Quiz still awful "either" move it so I miss it just after nine "or" cancel it! Thanks for playing "The Snake" today; highlight of the show.

  • Comment number 48.

    Hey Deevs - New beginnings far better!


  • Comment number 49.

    Afternoon each

    Been oot and aboot today - in the bleedin' snow. West Lothian looks like a winter wonderland Christmas card.

    Chris: 200 pages?? In a morning? I love my books but am in awe of you.

    Beez: Shoes going back - bet you re-order.

    Happy Birthday dear Bingo, Happy Birthday to you.


  • Comment number 50.

    I'm not good at reading in the car but can read on the train... odd!!!

    Talking of cars... I get my new one on Monday at last... with doors in the back so I don;t have to lift baby-man in and out of the back seats any more YIPPEE!!!

    B-M & Boo

  • Comment number 51.

    I LOVE hello goodbye!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 52.

    Dragon- made one resolution- to love B-M more each day and I'm finding it very easy to stick to :))

  • Comment number 53.

    Was Hello Goodbye on something else? Another show Chris did? It seems familiar

    Yes, can read on trains too

    What is that all about?

    Can read a map in the car though and if we are going a long way, I have to have the map even though Sally Sat Nav is telling us the way. I just like to "see" where we are

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 54.

    Can't read in cars either - the book keeps falling off the steering wheel...

    Well, someone was going to say it.....

  • Comment number 55.

    Me too Seza. I love my map book, checking out the Scottish names for hills. Yes, I need a life.


  • Comment number 56.

    I agree about Lynne she can be very witty given the chance.

    Simon is still doing ARF on drivetime

  • Comment number 57.

    Cheryl. U used to love driving more than I do now but when I was doing 40k a year (that's miles not cash!), it got a bit wearing, to say the least.
    Carl - I wasn't going to say it but glad someone did.
    Resolutions - I only made 1 and that's nearly sorted...



  • Comment number 58.

    Meant used to not U used to. What a twerp!

  • Comment number 59.

    I can't read in the car either, as I'm usually driving, but even if I'm not, it makes me feel ill. I try to avoid trains and planes as much as possible.

    Mr JG always sleeps in the car, so if we're going somewhere new, I just memorise the map beforehand - it's the only thing I have a photographic memory for.

    Talking of driving, it's off home I go!

    JG x

  • Comment number 60.

    Dorset photo - shoes going back but Annie is perfectly correct - they will be re-ordered and now I've seen them - in two colours !!! Somebody stop me with the shoes..........

    Nic - I'm always the one driving too - mostly - hate driving with Mr B - he doesn't anticipate stuff and my foot nearly always hits the brake way before his - and he should be driving a beemer - he doesn't indicate or when he does - it's last minute and ......... better stop now .....

    Carl - cover blown - ooops - not a very good double O then? hope I see a friend request when I log on tonight then!
    LOL steering wheel/book.

    I'm like Deev and mtd though too nosy to read on trains. Haven't done the plane thing for years - in fact I don't get out much - get locked in the cellar quite a bit...
    Feeling sorry for me yet?

    NY Res Dragon no problem except for one - bed before midnight - finding that a right ole struggle. This week-end perhaps?

    Well done Lyndy - no more bad backs hopefully.

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 61.

    Afternoon everyone,

    Happy Birthday Bingo - Have a great day! Belated birthday wishes to Suzy, hope you had a good day.

    I agree with Trish - if you are losing some previous breakfast listeners you are also probably gaining some.

    Well done for finishing the 200 pages. Like a lot of people I find reading in the car is best avoided. Trains, planes are fine though, preferably forward sitting as AliB said.

    Am enjoying the feel of the blog. Great to have so many joining in.

    Hope everyone is well.

    Bye for now,

  • Comment number 62.

    Sentimentations Of Elloness Ter CLP & ALL Blog Pals.....

    Bingo Star ere..... yes an ageing Bingo.... fast getting over the 'ill.......

    CLP - Long blog terdee, gettin' closer ter me replies!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!
    Interesting commentations about the lady who's focused on lesbianism.... we all 'ave at teems.... we all ave!!!!!!!!!! LOL again!!!!!

    A just wanted ter say such a warm & friendly "THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!" for all yer most kind birthdee greetings...... really means alot ter me!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Should keep me self esteem off the floor for a few dees!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Seriously BIG THANKS ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just waiting ter see Suzie later..... unfortunately she iz still suffering with 'er chest infection & we couldn't meet yesterdee so we've changed celebrating our adjoining dee birthdee's ter terdee... still goot 'er card & pressies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Know, sorry now, what can a do in the mean teem ter celebrate.... a now, know, a will pop out in me birthdee suit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GOURANGA TER ALL WHO 'AVE A BIRTHDEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 63.

    I loved your little saying today, something about "to triumph you need to try with a little oomph". I can't remember the exact wording, been working in a school full of teenage girls all day so my brain is now mince.
    Oh, and I'm not a pensioner, on low income or housebound so :-p

  • Comment number 64.

    JG - - I do that, have to look at a map, even though I've got the satnav and what I did before google earth - well...
    the beezmobile is hitting the snow tonight - wish me luck!

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 65.

    On the subject of reading books....just wanted to thank you for a making a very difficult Xmas bearable ....by reading your fantastic book....cant wait for the next.....just love the show hun!!!

  • Comment number 66.

    Beez - friend request? You mean I have to talk to people?


  • Comment number 67.

    I can't stop myself, I've been singing it all day ....

    monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday
    monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday

    is this 8am jingle getting into anyone elses subconsious?????

  • Comment number 68.

    Afternoon peeps - just been across the fields with the dog and there is a really eerie mist hanging in the air. I assume this is because the air is warmer than the ground (the snow being particularly crunchy underfoot)
    Anyway it makes the landscape look like something out of a Victorian melodrama/Hound of the Baskervilles type film. Very creepy.

    Hope all have had a good day and especially the birthday boy - many happy returns of the day, Bingo xx

    Not eating until later this evening but skipped lunch so I am off to pop a couple of crumpets in the toaster.

    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 69.

    Ooh that last post sounds like I am cooking my offspring!

  • Comment number 70.

    I suffered really badly with travel sickness when I was younger, so much so nobody wanted to sit next to me! it lasted until my teens, but even now I have to sit in the front of a car, can't sit in the back seat and definitely can't read anything, which is a blessing really as I can't read a map for love nor money. The sickness feeling is all to do with confusion between the inner ear and brain apparently??? or so I've been told. x

  • Comment number 71.

    Ash, hi
    Did you get home OK yesterday?

    C x

  • Comment number 72.

    Ash - did you get home OK yesterday?

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 73.

    yikes Beez .......telepathy??

  • Comment number 74.

    4 hours to get home!! enough of this white stuff - no more please - i'm sure I passed a couple of penguins on the way home. x

  • Comment number 75.

    Well Ruthin got loads of exposure on Ken Bruce show today.
    Something about socks around trees outside the craft centre????

    C x

  • Comment number 76.

    ashling - my hubby has the same issue so my travel plans have been seriously curtailed - do you get the same way on planes and trains as he does!

  • Comment number 77.

    I heard!! - purple socks they are!! very stylish.

  • Comment number 78.

    ha ha - you beat me to it Crumpy!!! We've got fog here too just to add to the list of rubbish weather conditions.

    Carl nah - don't have to talk to anyone, but you can have a laugh at my pics of the blog meets and put faces to names. That should frighten the living daylights out of you 00 not. geddit?

    Jaffa - yup - me too until lunch time then I heard This Will be (natalie cole) so it's been replaced by that!

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 79.

    You feeling any better Beez?


  • Comment number 80.

    Deev said Bingo was mentioned on Ken Bruce this morning. I listened for a time but then transferred to my ipod in the office docking wotsit. Heard the socks stuff though. Must listen again.

    Beez xx

    going to have a moan - the B**e docking doofrey in the office will charge my old ipods (x2) but not my new ipod touch ??

  • Comment number 81.

    Yes - all forms of transport! - they tend to knock me out now for long journeys! well that's their excuse anyway!! (by pills - not a thump!! :-)

  • Comment number 82.

    Miles better thanks Thunder - just left with a bit of a cough and apparently a sexy voice!! Someone else said that to me on the phone today but I didn't get too excited - he's 79 ;o)

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 83.

    Just been listening to the ICE CREAM VAN playing daft tunes outside my house. Stupid people.


  • Comment number 84.

    ashling - where do you get your pills - am I allowed to knock out hubby using a thump? so far it means we haven't been able to leave europe and I really want to see the world!

    Still stuck in the office and for how long is anyones guess - still I have the day off tomorrow

  • Comment number 85.

    Beez - correct. The touch doesn't work with some of the older iPod kit. In fact, I asked my OH to try mine in her speakers, because someone on Amazon reckons you'll get an electric shock. She wasn't keen, for some reason...

  • Comment number 86.

    Beez, He probably keeled over withe the excitement!!

    I had the same with a docking station. Really nice, remote control. I buy an ITouch and it stops working. Donated it to my daughter so at least someone is benefiting.

  • Comment number 87.

    Just booked our family holiday week in October - had to book 2 houses cos there's so many of us - 7 adults, 3 little boys and 2 babies. Honest to goodness, I started off with 3 children and look what I've ended up with! Enough for 2 houses.

    We're off to Lake Windermere.


  • Comment number 88.

    SB - I have a very understanding Doc - who prescribes the aforementioned pills - depending on the length of the journey depicts the amount - i.e took two to get to Cuba and Dominican - 1 for Europe - 2 large V&T for Ireland (same result!!) x

  • Comment number 89.

    We're fans of Drivetime and are enjoying the breakfast show. My husband's particularly delighted he gets half an hour less of Sarah Kennedy!! Keep up the good work.

  • Comment number 90.

    Right, off now so catch y'all in the morn. Early night for me as I am shattered and then some. Long drive to cheznic tomorrow so need me wits' about me (and that's just for when I get there!)

    Bingo was Happy Birthday's by Ken at the 10.15 love song slot, from HelsBels but don't know which one.

    Have good evenings all!


  • Comment number 91.

    LOL !!!! Carl/Thunder
    Pleased I've not tried the speakers !!!

    It plays in the B**e but doesn't charge - not tried the remote cos I can't find it !!!!

    Ash/Baggy - do what they used to do with that guy on the A Team knock out blow to get him on a plane.

    I fancy an ice-cream now Annie and can't have any cos of my broken freezer - it melted. Boo. Just popping off to the shop.

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 92.

    Hi Chris! As someone who never considered themself a TOGG, can I just say that the one criticism I have of your breakfast show is that you're too perky. I don't want to hear all that noise and commotion first thing in the morning. It doesn't wake me up or make me feel enthusiastic for the day ahead - it just makes me want to bury my head under the duvet!

  • Comment number 93.

    OK - off home. Have to pick up my `surprise' birthday present to take home for my OH to wrap. Wonder what it could be....:-)

  • Comment number 94.

    Afternoon all ,
    Well Chris that shoe seems to be fitting better now eh!!!! .

    Hope everyone is ok and still managing with the snow for those that still have it .I drove for the first time yesterday,managed to get out but had to shovel the snow to get back into my space .

    Deev ,did you enjoy the toy shop this morning ??? you do realize that it's the first of many and it's not going to be cheap hahaha would have loved to have been there .like a sweet shop was it ??

    Beez,If you get up early ,do you start work earlier and finish early ,or am I asking a silly Question .hehehe.

    Mtf ,I'll catch you later .

    Back later Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 95.

    Annie Hi,

    You made me smile there, Bet you end up in the house with the little ones .Enjoy it sounds lovely your holiday .


  • Comment number 96.

    They would if they could beez, believe me! it's not so much I hate flying, its just apparently it's off putting to sit next to someone who has their face in a sick bag the whole time, especially when the trolley comes round. Can't think why? x

  • Comment number 97.

    Spot on Bids!!!

    But I love it. xxxxx

  • Comment number 98.

    Dear Chris,
    Please do not think that I do not like you - I thought you were great on Jon Ross show and was looking forward to your new show. However, I am afraid like with many others, it does not suit you or us. From the sound of your voice you do not sound comfortable - it sounds false. Whereas on Drive Time you sounded comfortable as though you were enjoying it and it was a really good show. I think you would be happier back on your old slot and also to do the J Ross TV show on Fridays you would be fantastic - you are energetic, good visually, could be great with the musicians. This is not a personal slight - just think you are a round peg in a square hole. Would not want the public to blame you if the listening figures go down... it is not your fault. But when people wake up in the morning to face a hard day - especially in these hard times, they want to be coaxed into the world not HI de Hi campers shouted in their ears. Constructively, listen to Moira - when she reads the news she reads slow and it is gentle on the ears. Imagine yourself perhaps with a headache, hangover, had a row with the wife or boss, or having to face the job you hate in the morning to a shrill wacky sounding DJ - not you want TLC in the early morning. I hope you wont take offence to any of the above - I hope you will take note, but I don't suppose you want to take note.... You have been a good and successful broadcaster in the past and probably feel that what we as listeners say doesnt matter and that we are the minority - but I am not so sure. I wish you luck.

  • Comment number 99.

    I know I shouldn't bother replying but......

    Sukimizu1, I really do not think listeners are in the minority. If listeners were in the minority, that would mean there were more presenters than listeners.

    Also, if you bothered to read the blog that you have found on the computer and taken the time to sign into to leave your comment, you would see that our comments are being listened to.

    As has been stated before, it takes all sorts and we are not all going to like the same thing

    However, I've just been talking to my Mum, a life-long Radio 4 listener who has tuned into Chris this week because she knows I like his shows and even she has said that she has enjoyed it and will listen again

    So, for every person who decides Chris Evans is not who they want to listen to in the mornings and switches him off, I think there will be others who switch him on!


  • Comment number 100.

    Hi gang, hope you're all ok. Curry has been consumed and am now consuming choc for pud!

    CLP when are you appearing on the Book Club prog? I saw a trailer for it and am looking forward to seeing it as I like my books. I don't get as much time to read as much nowadays but I was a voracious reader when I was little! Have just finished the last Phillipa Gregory (The White Queen) which I loved, and am just starting the second of the Millenium trillogy by Steig Larsson, again v v good.

    Glad you're settling into the Breakfast slot, I think we're all begining to get used to hearing a new voice in the mornings, and adjusting our routines to suit!

    Annie your holiday sounds lovely, am planning my birthday weekend at the moment but nothing booked just yet!

    Chezza I have one word to say to you.... Hamleys!!!!!

    Hope you've all had a good day, and have survived what's left of the snow. We just had slushy, sleety, rain today here in Edinburgh


    (officially 35 years 3 months 3 weeks and 4 days away from retirement!!!)


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