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Here Come The Olympics. Ken For King Of Scotland. And The Mili Wives World Tour.

Chris Evans | 10:31 UK time, Monday, 9 January 2012

Just another day at the office.

Or studio to be more precise.

Had trouble scanning the papers today, as I have been actually reading them for the past fortnight, so I kept getting more absorbed in certain articles than I had time for.

Right, we've buckled up for our next run until April.

All aboard who are staying aboard!

Peace and Love

CE

2012

X.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Happy New Year Chris.

    Love Susan xx

  • Comment number 2.

    Glad to hear that you are not off again until April although it sounds as though you will need a well earned rest by then especially with new baby in May.

    Morning bloggers on this bright and breezy Monday morning. I'm not here of course - I am sorting out and packing!! LOL

    Susan xx

  • Comment number 3.

    Happy New Year Chris!
    So good to have you back in our mornings!

    And what a treat to have Phil Gayle back - now what did he look like again!! ;-)

    We've even got the sun trying to come out here - things are looking up Gang!

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 4.

    Morning all, glad you are back Mr Evans. As a listener I promise to do the same thing and hang about and listen to you until April.

    Good news today, my lovely nephew and his wife (who I got together many moons ago) had a beautiful baby boy this morning 7lb 2oz named Keegan.

    So after the bad news last week and the imminent funeral there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as one door closes etc.

    Been asked to do a reading on Friday, nervous and hope I dont get too choked but think it is the least I can do really for me ole nan.

    Feeling very bouyant today and have just spent a small fortune on baby clothes, havent done that in years.

    Have a good day everyone from the grinning like a cheshire cat Cockney Bird!

    xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Chris: Welcome back! It was a joy to get out of bed this morning and hear your fabulous voice! I hope 2012 will be very good to you and yours. xx And I can assure you that I am staying aboard!

    Susan: well done with the continuing sorting out. It's unbelievable how much stuff we have, isn't it?

    Sezza: yes, I do believe I can see some blue sky here. Things are, indeed, looking up!

    CB: Lovely news about Keegan. A new baby is always so exciting! And how lovely you will be doing a reading on Friday - I am sure you will feel it is such a privilege. xx

    Hope everyone is ok.

    C xx

  • Comment number 6.

    Happy New Year & Welcome Back CLP and the team, here's another one who has missed you and wants to stay aboard please!

    Still catching up since the hols, sorry to see sad news here amongst the bloggers - sending hugs to those who need them. And sending happy hugs for those who are grinning too.

    Susan - I'm not moving house but I'm in the midst of *another* clearout of stuff... just found 3 bags of stuff that I thought I'd chucked out ages ago, dustmen will think I'm a right hoarder when they see gardening mags from 2006/7/8 in the recycling tomorrow! Newer ones are going next door to give my lovely neighbour some inspiration for revamping her garden.

    Right, it's mid-day and King Ken is done for today, so am off to the iplayer to listen again to the start of the CLP show... didn't switch on til 8am, oops!

    Cheers m'dears
    Ann xxx

  • Comment number 7.

    Happy new year Chris and family all at BBC .So pleased your back

  • Comment number 8.

    Hiya Chris,

    Happy New Year - wishing you and your family the very best of health, luck and happiness for 2012. So gooood to have you back and with the added bonus of Mr Gayle - wonderful start to the week! I am staying aboard no question of that!

    Just want to mention couple of acknowledgements to the previous blog which I couldn't post over the weekend.

    Roo - I am so sorry to hear about Jasper xx Take care xx

    Maddy, Bids, CSN - thank you so much for your lovely messages and for thinking of us during the storm xx

    CB - Congratulations on the birth of Keegan xx

    Seeza - we have a blue sky and don't tell anyone (just in case they take it away) but the sun is out too!

    Susan - good luck with the packing and sorting out.

    Have a good day folks!

    Take care
    Mary xx

  • Comment number 9.

    Welcome back Leader.

    In your absence last week I reverted to my ipod in the car on the way to work (Can't listen to RM. I know you don't decide these things but perhaps using your huge influence might encourage a review...? ;-) ), savouring Rod Picott, Ray Davies (should be Sir Ray Davies by now IMO), Paul Heaton and Tim Booth (Best album of 2011, again IMO!).
    I miss your 7.30 chat with Moira though - best part of the show for me - always make me smile the most.
    Happy Monday All.

    Nic

    x

  • Comment number 10.

    Good afternoo all,

    Welcome back Chris ,and a Happy New year to you and Family and team. Hope Tash is keeping well ,and it wont be long before your couting the weeks untill the new arrival date.

    Well Christmas ia all done and dusted here for another year ,and doesn't it look strange with it all gone. windows and door open here this morning and lots of activity .
    I've even walked around the estate to see whats going on and there is new life popping up all around and our resident blackbird is very busy .
    I could have done with a couple of your books Ann as I'm hoping to have some sort of a structure in the garden this year that we can go and sit in ,the only problem is getting the idea over to the boss ,what do you think my chances are ,needs working on me thinks.

    Hi Mary ,Crissie ,Im glad to see that you've survived the weather that you've had on your patch ,did see some pics and not nice.

    CB, Congratulations on the new arival ,how lovely .And don't worry ,you'll be fine on Friday as your Nan will be watching you .All you have to do is just think that you are talking to her and that she is standing at the back watching you ,how proud will that make you.!!

    Hi Sezza ,got back into the routine now??. And Susan ,i hope that you're still at that packing ,my haven't you got a busy time ahead of you ...and if you dont use it ,or don't need it ...Chuck it..lol


    Take care all ..Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 11.

    Happy New Year Chris & everyone I've already wished a Happy New Year.

    Very calm here on the Wirral peninsula today, I do believe all the gales have finally stopped.

    I know what you mean re the newspapers Chris. I intend having a quick glance at the online newspapers just to see what's going on and end up reading many articles (including your Live Mag column which is always well worth a read).

    I'll be on board until April and beyond. I don't like Richard as a DJ but he was very good on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (sorry:).

    Off to get results of tests I had before Christmas which I had put out of my mind until now>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    MM xxx

  • Comment number 12.

    1 of 2:
    Afternoon all,

    Nice to have Sir Christopher of Evans back with us again. Was it me, or was RM actually OK this time 'round?!

    First off - THANK YOU so very, very much for the kind words at the loss of Jasper. Mere words cannot express how much your good wishes meant to me. Apologies again for using this blog to transmit the news - am still having trouble with Faceboot. I am gradually preparing myself to rejoin the world - one step at a time... The undertaker is bringing Jasper back to me this afternoon, in the casket we picked together whilst he was alive. I think that will help.

  • Comment number 13.

    2 of 2:
    Cockneybird - I am dreadfully sorry to hear that your sweet nan has passed away - a part of her lives on in baby Keegan, and in your heart, I'm sure. What an honour to be asked to do a reading; I've no doubt that you'll do her proud. To have such a lovely grand-daughter as you must have been a real blessing to her. Do you know what you'll be reading yet? I read at my nanny's funeral a few years ago and chose the one that starts "What is dying? A ship sails...". But Jasper always liked "Remember Me" by Christina Rosetti best. Whatever you read will be beautiful music to your nan's ears - wherever she is.

    MwK - we've had a bit of blue sky here in Hampshire too (shhh!). But, true to form, as soon as I thought about putting some washing out it clouded-up. Hey-ho, 'twas ever thus.

  • Comment number 14.

    Plus one more...

    Re. this blog title and the show this morning - yes; I now have some dog bowls, leads, collars, toys, etc., but no dog. But I cannot laugh about it. And Ken Bruce MUST be King of Scotland - no other will do! Just look at his name, for goodness' sake - "Ken" (as in "d'ye ken, hinny?") and "Bruce" (as in "Robert the"; one of the best and noblest kings of that realm, and a fine poet to boot). Yes: it's high time the Mighty Turnip bore a crown... ;-)

    I send most particular thanks to CSN - I have not been brave enough to reply just yet, apologies - and also to Sallie, Bids, C & C, Deevs, Spike... to all of you. You have helped me in more ways than I can describe. God bless you all.

    Keep smiling.

    Roo xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 15.

    Thanks Roo and I am so sorry about Jasper. I hope you find comfort in the fact that you were his most treasured posession apart from his toys obviously....

    My nan always liked a good verse and was never overly religious, when you bought her a birthday card then it had to have lots and lots of words.

    My aunt wants me to read John 14 (she is roman catholic) although nan never was. But I have picked out a verse which is:-

    We thought of you with love today
    but that is nothing new
    We thought about you yesterday
    and days before that too,
    We think of you in silence
    We often speak your name
    All we have are memories
    and your picture in a frame
    Your memory is our keepsake
    with which we will never part
    God has you in His keeping
    We have you in our hearts.

    I thought this was nice as it could be from all of us in the family. Mum wants me to do the verse, so they are thrashing it out today and I should know tonight which one I am doing.

    I shall read it to the back of the chapel and with any luck be able to do it without too much shaking.

    Just got a piccie of little keegan and his grandad to my phone and a tear came to my eye. Cant wait to meet the little munchkin and cuddle him.

    Still grinning like a cheshire cat....

    CB xx

  • Comment number 16.

    Oh thank goodness normal service is resumed at last!! Really can't get on with RM, sorry.

    CLP - happy new year to you and yours xx

    Roo and CB - I couldn't reply straight away to either of your pieces of sad news, as I've been in the midst of a bit of a black hole myself. I lost a beloved uncle on 17th December and 'im indoors lost an auntie on the 27th. Add to that 'im indoors being made redundant on 28th December, and it's been a bit of a pooey end of the year for us.

    We had my uncle's funeral on Friday and it was beautiful but very sad, obviously. He and my aunt had been married for 63 years and she's now completely rudderless. The next funeral is next Monday and then hopefully we can take 2012 by the scruff of its neck and get on with it.

    I know I'm a bit late with good wishes, but I really do hope this year will be a good one for everyone, especially Deevs with her new business (which is already off to a cracking start by the sound of it), to the lovely Keith and the news of his new grandchild-to-be, to CB on the arrival of Keegan and of course to CLP, Tash and Noah with their new arrival due in May.

    Take care all and hugs to those who need them x

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 17.

    Oh jillygoat sorry to hear you have been through the mill too. I hope everything goes well on Monday and im in doors finds another job very soon. I dont think 2012 has started off to well for a lot of people but onwards and upwards, it can only get better.

    Take care and big hugs

    CB xx

  • Comment number 18.

    CB - thank you xx As you say, the only way now is up!!

    jillygoat x

  • Comment number 19.

    Jillygoat, so sorry to hear your news too, I'm with CB, onwards and upwards is the only way, even though it's tough at times.

    CB, I really like the verse above, it's the way we think about my dad who is still in my thoughts after many years, like Clodagh's DDD. But whatever you read, it will be right for your nan, and little Keegan will keep you all smiling.

    Bridget - a garden structure eh, sounds good to me! Thinks... slowly... are we talking benches, love seats, gazebos, summer houses...? How do you usually persuade him that you are right: hints, magazines left lying open at the right page, a trip to a garden centre? If you were nearby I'd happily drop them off to you as I think the binman may do himself some damage picking up the bag in the morning!

    Well, my reprise of the breakfast show hasn't happened yet 'cos the i-player isn't working today for some reason, so I've had an 80's afternoon on i-t*nes, bopping around the spare bedroom as the clearance continues. Time for Mr Mayo so t'wireless will go back on again now...

    Hugs
    Ann xxx

  • Comment number 20.

    jillyg - SO sorry about your uncle. Big hugs to you and your family. xx

    Cockney - I like your reading; those words were so nice. If someone wasn't particularly religious, I think it's good to have a more secular reading, with words that would have had more meaning to the Departed.

    Lots of love to everyone. xxx

  • Comment number 21.

    Ann and Roo - thank you x

    CB - what a lovely verse. I'm sure you will do your nan proud on the day x

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 22.

    Evening all

    I'm sorry to hear so many of us have had such a tough time recently. I hope that the start of the year brings better times for you all x x x

    Blue sky didn't last long here! I was listening to Steve Wright and he was indeed right! It was light a little bit later so it seems the darkest days may be behind us!

    Roo, you keep all your doggy bits safe there won't you. I'm sure someone else will need them one day

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 23.

    Thanks Sezza; doggy bits safely stored away. One of his bigger chews has gone to Milo, the Staffy pup who lives next door, and the gifts he was given for Christmas were passed (while he was still alive) to his best friends Ewan and Fizzy. His blog will remain up and running (will maintain to avoid spam misuse) - there's over five years of Jasperness there!

    I have received Jasper's ashes back in their lovely carved wooden casket. I know it sounds loopy, but I feel better now that they are with me.

    As soon as the FB goblins have sorted out whatever is ailing my account there, I will get back and thank everyone who left lovely messages on there.

    Roo xxx

  • Comment number 24.

    Evening All,

    My love, hugs, thoughts and prayers too all those that need them, some of you have certainly had a rough start to 2012. As said above, things can only get better xx

    Nothing wild or exciting to report from me, so I won't bore you with the mundane that is my life ;) Except to say that I've just had apple crumble and custard for pud...yum!

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 25.

    AliB - you do yourself an injustice... NEVER underestimate the glories of apple crumble and custard! That HAS to be one of my favourite puds of all time - especially on a nippy evening!

    I want some now...! But I've only got some satsumas - bah!!

    Roo xx

  • Comment number 26.

    Roo, You got in there just before me, Apple crumble and custard, oooohh one of my all time favourites too . Says she, who is sat here, surrounded by jelly babies, and an array of sweets and chocolates . I took a box of mince pies into work today, and they had all gone by 10am !! Then we started on the Quality Street, and we just seemed to eat our way through the day .

    Sorry to hear of the sad losses people have sustained over recent days. My heart goes out to you all, and I hope you find the strength to get through the dark days ahead.
    Personally , 2011 was just dreadful for me, and i was so relieved to see it end. A year of ups (not many) and downs (more than enough), bereavement and illness, was topped off nicely by someone keying the bonnet of my brand new car . So , i am tiptoeing into 2012, but so far, two random acts of kindness by total strangers has made me think this year may have some potential !!

    Bye for now
    MC xxxx

  • Comment number 27.

    MC - jelly babies, sweets, mince pies.... ohhhh....!!! Sorry to hear about your car getting keyed. Why do people do that?! It's so stupid. I mean, what point does it make?! What is the culprit trying to say?! Mad. Hopefully a bit of T-Cut (other things not called T-Cut are probably available) can sort it out.

    Am with you on the 2011 thing; a year best forgotten for me. Nowhere near the classic vintage of 2005. But as Yazz and the Plastic Population informed us in 1988 - the only way is up... (Actually, I prefer D:Ream's "Things Can Only Get Better" - but the happy memories I associate with that track are forever tainted for me by the image of John Prescott and Peter Mandelson "dancing" to it at the Labour Party's election victory celebrations in 1997...).

    Roo xxx

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning all

    I'm doing the verse got told last night, so all sorted and feeling better, going to get Friday out of the way before I go and see Keegan as there are probably hundreds of people trapsing in and out and I am going to be a constant not a flit in and out so I shall spend some time with him on Sunday.

    Roo, I am glad that you have jasper back and that it makes you feel better.

    Onwards and upwards everyone, there is one good thing about this year so far, the weather hasnt been too bad and hopefully will stay this way through to spring and the evenings are getting lighter too. Before you know it will be summer again. Yee ha!

    CB (still grinning but has serious muscle ache in her cheeks) xx

  • Comment number 29.

    Morning everyone,

    As someone who certainly had her share of illness, sadness & loss in 2010, I really think I am qualified to say that it really does get better. I still have my 'bad' days, but they are less frequent and the positive attitude is much easier to hang on to.

    This blog was one of the things that really kept me going last year, and to thank individuals would be an insult to the ones I don't mention so, let's leave it as ........ I love you all!!

    Some of you may remember I had a new kitten for Christmas 2009 - if you need cheering up, look at this link, it's from the same breeder, but a later litter than Lilly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LionEhNkRWE

    There are more on there if you like this one.

    Laters taters ........

    CG xx

  • Comment number 30.

    Morning All,

    Let me first put a wrong right! Chris, I am very sorry that I didn't comment on your blog (not that you read our comments ;)) but Happy New Year to you and yours and I shall certainly be listening to April and beyond.

    Roo and MC, If you lived nearer I would have popped in with some crumble. It's funny as years ago I wouldn't eat fruit unless it was how it should be, so no jam, no stewed fruit, no tinned fruit etc. Still not keen on tinned fruit but I am slowly coming round to crumble and jam. For the record I have three pieces of fruit every day with my lunch, today I have an apple, banana and satsuma.

    Not a bad day in North Kent, quite mild and the sun is trying to peek through the clouds.

    JillyGoat, Big hugs to you xx

    Hugs to anyone else who needs them {{{}}} xx

    csn, I see on FB the ears are no better, sorry to hear that (pardon the pun) xx Hoping it all sorts its self out soon xx

    Got a training day on Saturday so I best get on and do the final preparations for it...sticky badges here I come!

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 31.

    Morning friends

    Firstly, CLP, Happy New Year to you, the team and all at Evans Towers. I shall certainly be sticking around for the duration, and now I work from home I can listen to all glorious THREE HOURS of you every morning. Win/Win!

    Nextly, lovely to see some returning blog peeps - you were sorely missed and please, please stay put for 2012.

    So sorry to read of all the blog sadness - Roo, Jillygoat, CB, MC, csn ..... life sucks sometimes. Here's hoping to brighter tomorrows for each and every one of us. In the meantime, thoughts of love and muchos huggles are coming your way. Albetit virtually.

    And CB - awwwwww on the baby news! I've always held the belief that as one life passes another one takes its place, so your lovely nan made way for the new arrival. I've not bought baby clothes for years but it always made me smile when a friend or relative broke the news of a new arrival. Licence to spend money without guilt! :-)

    And jillygoat - thank you so much for the good wishes for 2012. Things are looking up and I'm feeling really positive. Watch this space .....

    Right, I now have some work to do. Will pop in later for a catch up.

    Love and stuff.

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 32.

    What at great radio station. What a great morning. What a great Chris :-) Happy New Year 2 all of u. Home safe from a xmas/new year trip to Thailand I look out the window watching the cold Denmark, though I see a beautiful sunny blue sky. Makes my happy! Got me self a new iMac for xmas. SOOOO HAAAPPYYY
    Tony the Dane

  • Comment number 33.

    Good morning everyone,

    I'm back, well I was back at work yesterday but didn't have time to post. I know I am a bit late but Happy New Year to you all. We had a relatively quiet time over the holiday, I was off for the full fortnight but unfortunately David only had the usual 2 days, he was also on stanby so was working quite a lot. We didn't have any structural damage in the storms, but did have no power on both occasions so that was a bit of a pain.

    So sorry to hear some of you have been having a tough time of it recently, hopefully 2012 will be positive.

    CG - Those kittens are absolutely adorable, we already have a Burmese and 2 Bengals, unfortunately we lost Crunchie our little moggie on Christmas eve, but David would leave me if I turned up with another kitten!

    I was at a friend's Sister's funeral between Christmas and New Year, she died and then the very next day her first Grandson was born, so mixed emotions for everyone involved.

    I haven't had a chance to catch up on any posts before yesterday's blog and have no hope of doing so.

    Have a good day everyone.

    X

    Gail.

  • Comment number 34.

    Oooh Gail - Bengals, they are beautiful!

    So glad to have Chris back - I'm afraid I've not been listening much whilst RM has been in the hot seat. I have nothing against him, he just doesn't 'do it' for me.

    Normality has been restored (well, apart from Moira of course!)

    I'm not here really ........

    CG xx

  • Comment number 35.

    Afternoon,

    10th Jan already, just how did that happen ?

    Hope everyone is having a good day.

    MC x

  • Comment number 36.

    Happy New Year to everyone, hope it brings everything you wish for.

    Haven't been around much lately, put it down to the winter blues:-(
    Feeling much better now though and reading other peoples woes makes me realise I've really got nothing to be miserable about!

    Have just installed a load of updates on my lappy.................WHY!!!
    I can't find a b****y thing now! Aaaaaarrrgghhh.

    Hungry now, time for some lunch methinks.

    Ta ta for now, Lin x

  • Comment number 37.

    Afternoon All,

    It's good to read you all and it's nice to see MC blogging again, it's been ages xx

    I'd like to ask a question of the blog, why do men always, and I mean always slurp their tea????? I've just made a cup, so the water is boiling, while I wait for mine to cool down a bit my colleague is slurping his and he does it every time and it really gets on my nerves!!!!! It's boiling water you numpty, so it's going to be hot!

    Anyone for the ranty pants?

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 38.

    Ali How about something like the new rail link from Birmingham to London, to be honest I don't really know anything about it but would the money not be better spent improving what is already there??, the same thing applies to broadband, we keep reading about the millions being spent to improve broadband speeds, can they not spend the money getting broadband to people (like myself) who can't even get it - at any speed!!

    I'll hand the ranty pants over now.....

  • Comment number 39.

    A RantyPants Tuesday sounds like a fab idea. Back in a bit!

    x

  • Comment number 40.

    Afternoon each

    So good to have you back Chris.

    It's freezing out - so I'll just put it back in. One of Sir Tel's old jokes that still make me laugh.

    Hope everyone is well. 9yr old is snuggled in my bed with his ipad - 'I just like to be comfy Gran'!! Awaiting the 12yr old to tell me about his first day back at school.

    Back in a bit when I've caught up. xxxxx

  • Comment number 41.

    Firstly, hello to Tony and so nice to see Girlracer and MC.

    Jilly, MC, Roo, CSN, CB - hugs to you all and I hope this year is a good one.

    Ali - can I have the ranty pants for just a minute? New bridge over the Forth planned, which means my road to the existing bridge is full of roadworks, and will be for the foreseeable future. The 40mph restriction, with average speed cameras, is strangely soothing on a motorway, but it drives me mad when I have to set off an hour earlier than normal.

    Right, who's next for the pants?

    xxxxx

  • Comment number 42.

    Hello Annie.

    Can I please have the rantypants next?

    Why is there so much laundry "not suitable for tumble drier" and WHY does everything end up inside the duvet cover when it comes out of the washing machine/tumble drier?

    Why do we keep getting called from recorded robotic messages here at ChezNic telling us that we've had an accident in the last 5 years and to press 5 for compo, likewise PPI insurance payment thingys. Nobody here has had an accident nor do we qualify for PPI so please STOP ringing us, you strange little robotic person.

    I'm sure there'll be more to follow ......

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 43.

    Hee Hee, loving the ranty pants theme.

    Deevs, I get that PPI thing all the time, last time they rang I said I don't qualify, they said I do, so I said how? They said for loans you've taken out and credit cards, so I said I have no loans and I pay my one credit card off every month and with that they hung up! Gets right on my nerves it does and why do they always call when you just sat down to eat, the JW's do the exact same thing as well.....lol.

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 44.

    I want the pants .................!!

    I have registered with TPS (Telephone preference service) which means we should not get all those unsolicited calls - but still they come (cue war of the worlds music) BUT - if you tell them you are registered & you will report them, they sure disappear quickly . :-)

    Right - whose turn now?

    CG xx

  • Comment number 45.

    Oooh thanks for that tip CG - will Goog 'em and see what comes of it!

    x

  • Comment number 46.

    Evening all

    Can I save my turn with the ranty pants for another day please? Not sure i need them just at the moment!

    Can't remember who mentioned the winter blues - sorry - but all my oldies at work have got them at the moment. Bless'em. They don't get out and about much when the weather's not good and I think we're all going a bit stir crazy!

    Mind you, it's been mild here today - and I could hear little birdies singing away this morning. Hope it stays for a while

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 47.

    Deevs, I got one of those messages about 'accidents' on my mobile this afternoon. How on earth do they do that?

    Like CG I registered with TPS and I don't get any of those annoying calls on my landline. Definitely the way to go.

    Daughter has collected little boys so now I can get something to eat. Off for a forage in the fridge.

    xxxxx

  • Comment number 48.

    Evening all, it's good to be here again.

    CG, I can't get War of the Worlds out of my head now!
    Annie, ever thought of buying a boat? Or a Helicopter! lol

    We registered with TPS a few years ago, and we don't get anywhere near the amount of nuisance calls that we used to. It doesn't stop the bank and utility companies ringing every 5 minutes though :-(

    Sezza, twas me, but I feel so much better for being back here!

    Deevs, I tumble dry almost everything, so unless its really precious, give it a go. The only way to stop everything ending up inside the duvet cover is to do it up! (not that I ever do!)

    Ta ta Lin x

  • Comment number 49.

    Home made vanilla extract!!!

    Anyone else watching Sport Relief Bake Off on BBC2? Hilarious.

  • Comment number 50.

    Evening

    Phew Lin glad it's not just me who tumble dries everything - an odd mishap way back but nothing to worry over. As you say if really precious then don't do it. I have two heat settings so I have risked some things for just 30 minutes on the low heat and mostly it works as they are then ok just to hang and dry naturally for the remainder.

    Sick of this sorting out lark but it has to be done!

    Love
    Susan xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Evening all, and Happy New Year CLP and everyone!

    Apologies for the absence, can't blog from the new job at the moment...too many people overlooking me...and the evenings seem to fly by at the moment!

    Re Telephone preference service, you can register your mobile on there as well, I did, and it's blocked all of that nonsence....

    {{{Hugs}}} to all that need them...

    I will try to do better....if only relatives would stop dropping by for the weekend with only 24 hours notice! As nice as it was, the 24 hours was in reality 4, as I had to sleep and go to work in the meantime! lol

    JG x

  • Comment number 52.

    Evening.....

    Loving the ranty pants - not that I need them at the moment, but the boy might.....
    He's now fast asleep after the biggest tantrum I think we've ever had, over him not eating his dinner (as usual) and me giving him a time limit and nasty consequences (straight to bed and no play centre tomorrow) and actually carrying the consequences out. I feel a bit mean, but have to be tough............I just hate being the mean one!

    It's also kinda funny, as he has the same temperament as me, so I was trying not to laugh as the red mist came down and he screamed in my face.......

    On a good note....looks like the house in Orkney is on.....eeekkkk!!

    ebx

  • Comment number 53.

    Girlracer - I don't like heights and I can't swim!! Perhaps I could bungee jump?

    Ebb, stay strong - apparently when I was about 3 I sat in Gateshead High Street and screamed and screamed when I couldn't have a red handbag.

    Have just heard devastating news about a friend. Why is it the best ones go too early?

    xxxxx

  • Comment number 54.

    So sorry to hear that Annie, hope you are OK. xxx

 

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