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December the 16th

Eddie Mair | 04:39 UK time, Saturday, 16 December 2006

and all the way from Miami, Florida, we get this from valued frogger Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso.



  1. At 08:40 AM on 16 Dec 2006, Anne P. wrote:

    Good Grief - does the man never sleep? Exactly which time zone are you in Eddie?

  2. At 10:09 AM on 16 Dec 2006, gossipmistress wrote:

    Great tree

  3. At 10:13 AM on 16 Dec 2006, gossipmistress wrote:

    Anne P - do you think Dr Muir is practising his early starts for the 'Today' programme?

    Lots about knitting on 'Saturday Live' today!

  4. At 10:22 AM on 16 Dec 2006, Annasee wrote:

    I don't know which time zone he's in, but I'm beginning to wonder which one I am in. Have just received the PM newsletter - for Wednesday! The one that started "Prime Minister's questions...". I thought it looked a bit deja-vu. Is it a test to see how awake we are ?

  5. At 10:43 AM on 16 Dec 2006, eddie mair wrote:

    Annasee (4), when going through some unfiled Window on Your World submissions the other day I came across some (rather witty) emails from people who'd just received newsletters from JULY! I think they date from a period when for some reason or other, several got stuck in the system, and we stopped sending for a week. Nice that they turn up in December...or as Kath and Kim would say - NOICE.

  6. At 02:27 PM on 16 Dec 2006, Big Sister wrote:

    Dear Eddie.
    That is what the weekend is for.
    See you on Monday.
    Go on, go on, go on - You know you should!

  7. At 04:19 PM on 16 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    Perhaps you are in Miami with Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso Eddie.

  8. At 04:59 PM on 16 Dec 2006, valery p (Tumbleflump Holly-Hippoface) wrote:

    Perhaps he posted at some sensible time on Friday evening - after the prog mayhap? Then the mods got their paws on it and the inevitable bloggage occurred?

  9. At 05:09 PM on 16 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    Wonders will never cease.

    Newsletter has just arrived from Friday at 16:53 on Saturday!

    What was that Eddie said:

    'Going through some unfiled woyw submissions and finding old newsletters' Probably means that our submissions will turn up in March then ;-) Did you happen to find the Parma ham incident though Eddie. Several of us are still dying to hear it.

  10. At 05:34 PM on 16 Dec 2006, admin annie wrote:

    Eddie, you are a STIRRER big time. Fancy describing Roberto, and Roberto only, as a valued frogger.

    Go on, tell us we're all valued or some people will take themselves off to the beach and sulk.

    I too am rather disturbed that first Lissa - last weekend when she was uploading pics for WOYW from bed - and now you, posting at 4.39 a.m. -are allowing the blog to take over your lives.

    As big sis says - go! and rest!

  11. At 06:35 PM on 16 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    Re: (10) admin annie

    To be fair to Eddie, I don't think he was implying that we were not valued, just trying to make Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso. feel special.

    It's a fabulous name isn't it. Try saying it out load in a Spanish sort of accent.

  12. At 08:53 PM on 16 Dec 2006, madmary wrote:

    jonnie sounds quite nice in a Spanish accent.

    We're all special it goes without saying.


  13. At 10:23 PM on 16 Dec 2006, Frances O wrote:

    Eddie, this is addiction. Getting up in the middle of the night to frog. Only us froggers are allowed to get that obsessed.

  14. At 11:06 PM on 16 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    Re; madmary,

    True we are all special but Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso is extra special.

    He has managed to get a photograph e-mailed from over 3000 miles away, and at a mere 103 miles from TV Centre a few lines of text called the PM Newsletter is proving far more challenging.

    By the way how did your clear out go - the de-cluttering session ?

  15. At 11:37 PM on 16 Dec 2006, Annasee wrote:

    Mmmm, I wonder why you quote Kath'n Keeem Eddie. I hope you don't think for one moment I'm Australian that would never do! A NZ government official years ago made a comment that people who emigrated from NZ to Australia were clearly stupid, but by their actions they raised the IQ of both countries. Catch anyone from the government here making a crack like that!

    I do love K&K though. I think my favourite was the wedding debacle with the white carriage & horse, & Kim's false ponytail. I nearly cried with laughter.

  16. At 11:59 PM on 16 Dec 2006, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    I want to thank PM for displaying the photo. I also want to thank the bloggers. I just wanted to tell you that I do sleep. The thing is I write during Lunch or at Night Miami Time. The same applies for the photos.

  17. At 12:20 AM on 17 Dec 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Roberto (16) : It's lovely that you get acknowledged. It's lovely that your material is 'thankyou'd. And it's lovely that you are real.

    * H U G * just for you Roberto!

    Fifi xx

  18. At 01:14 AM on 17 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    Fifi (17)

    Fifi you said regarding 'valued frogger Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso.'

    "And it's lovely that you are real."

    I'd love to know what you thought he might otherwise have been ?

    But I get the drift, perhaps I should have had a glass of what you were drinking tonight!

    * H U G * just for you FiFi xx

    ... And this years Sony award for the nicest blog goes to the BBC Radio 4's PM programme .....

  19. At 11:08 AM on 17 Dec 2006, madmary wrote:

    jonnie, Roberto must be extra special, he's got two pictures up on the Advent Calender.

    Oh, I must not be jealous.

    My decluttering was pretty successful, except that I decluttered my best table lamp, in that I knocked it over and it smashed. It was already a replacement!

    Off to the beach for me I think.


  20. At 11:30 AM on 17 Dec 2006, Big Sister wrote:

    Sister Mary: I'm going to try the decluttering thingey today. Like you, small pad, lots of stuff. But, unlike you, a dialling tone.

    And some mulled wine to help me along, methinks. The lurgie definitely like mulled wine.

  21. At 02:08 AM on 18 Dec 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Eric talks to everyone but me.


  22. At 12:46 PM on 18 Dec 2006, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    Fifi #17: I would like to thank you for your comments. I also want to thank the rest of the people at BBC PM [including the froggers: I'm still trying to learn that word]. I also visited your website and it was great. Best Wishes. Roberto.

  23. At 07:45 PM on 18 Dec 2006, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    I forgot to add that BBC PM and all of the contributors to the Blog are also my family and are special.

  24. At 09:36 PM on 18 Dec 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Roberto, you are such a sweetie!

  25. At 10:31 PM on 18 Dec 2006, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    Aperitif wrote: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Eric talks to everyone but me.

    I wrote (why isn’t it showing up?): Everyone talks to Aperitif but Eric.

  26. At 12:38 AM on 19 Dec 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    It did Doc - way back on an earlier thread wher I made the same complaint (i.e. where I "said it before"). I thanked you there for pointing that out, but am happy to do so here again.

    If he did talk to me he'd probably manage to mention George Boosh anyway, which would be annoying.

  27. At 09:56 AM on 19 Dec 2006, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    OK - I obviously can’t keep track of who I’ve heard from and where, and what I’ve said. I hope Eric-related issues are the only ones annoying you.

  28. At 11:23 PM on 19 Dec 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Thanks Doc. Life in general is annoying me at present but it's nothing I can't handle...

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