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chasing one's tail

Simon Mayo | 10:05 UK time, Friday, 30 September 2011

Hither and thither. Helter and skelter. Pell, and indeed, mell.
Apollogies. Is a late blog permissible on a Friday? I'm thinking it's the on-line equivalent of dress-down Friday. Slack maybe but forgivable hopefully. Things are unwinding, the weekend is not spoiled just yet and that take away/BBQ/beer you have planned tonight is still an exciting prospect. Maybe you can even get away with the last appearance of your shorts? And the weekend may see the first appearance of your legs in any October since schooldays. I realise this is a bloke's way of thinking but these are momentous wardrobe decisions... My favourite communication yesterday was a tweet which I read out before re-tweeting; 'Greece! You can have your weather back when you pay your bills! Love, the UK'. It was the most re-tweeted thing I've seen and then heard Nicky Campbell read it out from a listener this morning. Bet some wag says it at your BBQ tonight.
Movies first with Dr Kermode and an appearance from Supersize Me film maker Morgan Spurlock. His latest film is a documentary called'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold' and it is about product placement. In fact, he tries to fund the film using product placement which is a jolly good wheeze really. So that's 2-4 sorted, then to the underground delights of the Central line and to Radio 2(remembering of course to pick up the loser snacks on the way).
So we need that impressive opening tune please. The ARFO to beat all ARFOs. It's hot, it's Friday it's 5.05, it's......(fill space) Have a well-presented, emotionally stable Friday, see you at 2&5 on 5&2.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Morning Simon , team and fellow bloggers
    Must say there have been some good shows this week, with interesting themes. I particularly enjoyed the “Songs of Praise” theme , I was not surprised that my selection of the live version of “Amazing Grace” by Aretha Franklin was not played as it not exactly radio friendly at over 11 minutes long ! Saying that I would recommend the Amazing Grace album to anyone as one of not only the best gospel of all to time, but just as a great album, and that recommendation comes from someone who is not in the least religious !
    As it’s now Friday so time for ARFO selection, mine is as usual:-

    COMMON PEOPLE – PULP

    Have a great weekend all.

  • Comment number 2.

    Good morning everyone (again)

    Catching up on yesterday’s blog, I have to admit I admire MTF’s persistence and find in her the inspiration to continue to ‘flog’ my own ‘dead horse’ of an ARFO:

    I WANT YOUR LOVE by TRANSVISION VAMP

    However, I now feel I should offer an alternative; so, how about:

    MISSIONARY MAN by THE EURYTHMICS

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning to all on this beautiful end of September day. I'm really looking forward to the weekend but I need to get through the day and school play tonight (Lord of the Flies). In the meantime for ARFO, it may be the perfect day for:

    Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi Andy - coming from the same part of the world as myself and having ridden in from Cleckhuddersfax to Horsforth in an easterly direction in the morning all week (as well as riding home Westerly) this song has been stuck in my ears all week. What with the low sun & clear skies, please play this ARFO to clear the 'earwax tune' out.

    MANFRED MANN'S EARTHBAND - BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

    Off to Windermere tonight for a three B's weekend - Beer, BBQ and Boating

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning Simon, DT team and all the mad crazy blogpoppets,

    What a fabulous show yesterday, and what a great theme. There were so many good suggestions that I hope it is a theme that will be repeated at some point in the future.

    My ARFO suggestions, inspired by the pleasant warmth that bathes this fair isle:

    TWISTING BY THE POOL by DIRE STRAITS

    Or
    SUNSHINE SUPERMAN by DONOVAN

    Or
    FANTASTIC DAY by those cheeky HAIRCUT 100 chappies!

    Will try and pop in again later, in the meantime have a fantastic day!........

    madchick x

  • Comment number 6.

    Cuba by the Gibson Brothers.

    There is a reason why I'm asking for this. I'm off to liverpool tonight for my cousin and his wife's 10th wedding anniversary. They are off to Cuba in a couple of weeks which he has just been given the all clear to go as he's not long finished his chemo for thyroid cancer. So they are both really looking forward to the break :)

  • Comment number 7.

    Hi Simon and everyone else in dress down mood!

    Its Friday its 5.05 and its ........

    IN A BIG COUNTRY - Big Country ( which wet my whistle after hearing my part 2 of the double mention on Wednesday ...Look Away!

    Failing that....GENO by Dexys again!!!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Oh well back to the job hunting!

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 8.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    For today's ARFO I would like to suggest:

    HOUSE OF FUN by Madness

    or

    NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS by Tina Turner

    or

    LESSONS IN LOVE by Level 42

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 9.

    Good Morning again -

    Simon - Thankyou for playing OH HAPPY DAY and for my mensh. It was an uplifting experience to hear it again.

    Please - for ARFO - may I request, as usual,

    THE BEAT - by The Look

    It really is a belter to get the weekend going!

    Love

    BP

  • Comment number 10.

    Morning again!

    As I suggested earlier U2 "Beautiful Day" OR "Heatwave" by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, self explanatory really.

    My weekend consists of a trip to Alton Towers tomorrow by coach, populated by a load of kids with autism. is that going to be hot and noisy or what?

    GB

  • Comment number 11.

    Quick dash back in from the garden....

    *** Twilight ***

    By ELO Please NYM, Simon or anyone else involved in choosing the opening song for this ALL REQUEST FRIDAY.

    Peta if this is your last day, thanks for everything that you have done for this jolly blog.

    Hope pastures new are happy ones and yes, will be nice to see you poop in now and again.

    Back to my deckch.... er weeding!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 12.

    #4 Lady_stormrider

    We pass each other !!

    I do the very pleasurable drive over Ilkley and Bingley moors towards Halifax. On days like this it a very wonderful experience, this morning aidded by Springsteen and Van Morrision

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning one and all............it's good to be back! Been a strange old week.........what with dentist stuff and work stuff............ho hum :0(

    Lots of catching up to do:

    Happy
    Iridescent
    Jovial
    Kindred
    Lovelies

    My ARFO today has to be a summery tune. Afterall, this may be the last Friday this year that we get to wear our Summer togs and sit outside with liquid refreshments!!

    MUNGO JERRY - IN THE SUMMERTIME

    Enjoy

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 14.

    Good Morning All :)

    Fun fun fun in the sun sun sun!!!

    #10 I was going to suggest (LOVE IS LIKE A) HEATWAVE - MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS, but you beat me to the punch! :D Sounds like you will have your hands full at Alton Towers tomorrow, I hope you all enjoy it though. We thought about taking the twins there over the Summer, but they don't do well in big crowds, so maybe a trip at a less busy time might be an option :-/

    I think my ARFO choice today has to be...

    BAT OUT OF HELL - MEATLOAF

    It's been the ARFO once before, I believe, but like Simon said - it's hot, and it doesn't get much hotter than hell!

  • Comment number 15.

    Good morning again!

    Cannot believe it is really going to be BBQ weather on the 1st of October!!!! We're having a nothing much planned, chilled and relaxing weekend... with the exception of an extremely tense 90 minutes on Sunday when the Mister and my teams go head to head trying to best each other for the pride of North London... it'll probably end in tears, tantrums and hurtled sausages and that is just on the pitch!

    My ARFO is a fave of 'im indoors .. so this is my 'being nice' phase before the war begins in earnest!

    More than a Feeling - Boston

    Back later x

  • Comment number 16.

    Morning Simon, all the Team and Drivetimers everywhere!

    Must admit I didn't get to hear much of the show yesterday, but having read the blog I can tell it was a stormer as usual. Thanks Team.

    Today is lovely and warm once again. My suggestion for an ARFO would be this rather uplifting tune:

    SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART - AZTEC CAMERA.

    Have fun everyone :o)

    - Paul.

  • Comment number 17.

    Morning all

    SUMMER IN THE CITY - THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL

    Thank you.

    Pen x

  • Comment number 18.

    Good morning all

    Great weather for the end of September.

    Would like to suggest for the opener on ARF:-

    ROCK THE CASBAH - THE CLASH to reflect the Mediterranean feel of the weather
    or just for the celebration of summer, probably for the last Friday this year,
    FUN FUN FUN - THE BEACHBOYS

    Enjoy the day (and the weekend)

  • Comment number 19.

    I thought a couple of sunny tunes wouldn't be out of place today!

    HERE COMES THE SUN ~ The Beatles

    GOOD DAY SUNSHINE ~ The Beatles

    YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH ~ Meatloaf

    xx

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning again your Lordship, team, NYM and chargrilled blogers,

    Firstly, thank you for the mensh and playing of the really-rather-lovely-but-ever-so-slightly-depressing Every Day is Like Sunday by Morrissey. But it sounded better than ever in the sunshine. And, errrr, I suppose, well, thanks also for the, ahem, mensh and playing of, say-it-in-a-quiet-voice-so-nobody-hears, Winchester Cathedral by the much-underrated New Vaudeville Band. A little bit of coincidental whimsy comes in handy every once in a while, and may even do you good. And as Billie said last night, it did dovetail rather well. Not sure Dr Mösh agreed though.

    I have a rather fine ARFO crown - the summer straw version , akin to a panama - which I am more than happy to pass on to a fellow blogger at 5.05 (unless anybody's still watching Crackerjack). I see an orderly queue is already being formed. So no suggestion from me - I shall wait with dignity and pride for the new incumbent.

    Have a good day all

    JBG

  • Comment number 21.

    Raised on Robbery - Joni Mitchell

    Willy the Shake
    x

  • Comment number 22.

    Morning all

    Enjoyed the show again last night - it was, as has already been said, a really good theme.

    Has anyone managed to find Nigel's balti recipe? I thought I'd give it a go on Sunday, but can't find it.

    Back later

    T x

  • Comment number 23.

    Good morning Simon, Team, NYM and blogpoppets!

    Thought your blog was going to be about my life for a minute there, Simon. Phew! Bags collected so can chill a bit until the early alarm call on Monday.

    #16 That was going to be my one PfM but I'll just be happy to hear it. Not sure I want the stress of having a suggestion in on my last ARF in the UK for a year ;-)

    Heavy rain forecast for tomorrow? Surely not! Wish I hadn't just looked at the Stavanger forecast for next week :-(

    X

  • Comment number 24.

    Hello from the Glorious North! On the playlist today some mighty mighty ARFOs. I give You:

    Rebel Rebel: Bowie
    Rock Your Body:Timberlake.
    You Shook Me all Night Long: ACDC
    Do anything you wanna Do: Eddie and the Hot Rods
    Paranoid: Sabbath
    Whole Lotta Rosie:ACDC
    Another Nail For My Heart: Squeeze
    Victoria: Kinks
    Veronica: Elvis C
    and one I really really hope you will go for....

    Thanx and have a brilliant weekend all.....(I'm Working...)

    Dx

    Bark at the Moon: Ozzy

  • Comment number 25.

    'L' word of the day....

    Lollop!

    Its the word I used to describe the way the otters were moving across the road when I saw them on my way back from work back in erm, erm... oh yes March 9th of this year. When all things new were just appearing and we had the long hot summer stretching out in front of us. Who would have thought that we would have to wait 7 months for the best of it to materialize?

    So yes LOLLOP it is.

    Ps, just sat in a bed of nettles, I dont recommend it. Dont try this at home or anywhere else for that matter.

    Going to be shuffling about a bit in my deckchair now.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 26.

    #22 I had the same idea Tortie-cat, sounded fab didn't it? The recipe is on the DT Facebook page under 'notes' ... here is the link https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=283025062830&ref=ts#!/simonmayodrivetime?sk=notes

    Jx

  • Comment number 27.

    #25 Ouch! Defo stick to the deckchair from now on MTF!

    Forgot to mention my L word earlier ... LUSCIOUS :-)

    Jx

  • Comment number 28.

    Good morning Simon, team and poppets........

    Had the most superb ride into work this am, the sun was shimmering as it slowy rose over the sea, the roads were dry and it really was the sweetest feeling..
    Hence my ARF if i may please........."Sweetest feeling" Jackie Wilson :-)

    Enjoy the sun
    BLTD

  • Comment number 29.

    #26 Thanks for the link Jilly.

    #25 MTF Do you have any dock leaves nearby - aren't they supposed to calm the irritation of nettles?

    L word - LOVELY

    T x

  • Comment number 30.

    #25 MTF, ahhhhhhhh, lollop! Always reminds me of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang :-)

    My L-word: less infectious than three of its siblings (Pyor, Diar, and Gonor) but, in many ways, equally irritating

    Logorrhea

  • Comment number 31.

    There are dock leaves nearby Tortie, not so sure about the green derriere look though :O

    Harry, am just going to have to look for the meaning of that. Is it curable with over the counter remedies?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 32.

    Good afternoon,

    #25 MTF, ouch!

    How's about LUSH? I loved the use of that word in Gavin & Stacey.

    As for ARFOs:

    REBEL YELL by Billy Idol

    Just because...

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 33.

    #31 MTF, I think some sufferers have a monthly get-together at our local Vue cinema, at least they always seem to be visiting when I'm in there, and I fear it may be incurable.

  • Comment number 34.

    L word - loquacious - another word that is applicable to this lovely blog (in the nicest possible way). Ooh, sneaked another "L" word in there ;-)

    Ouch, MTF!

    X

  • Comment number 35.

    LOL Julia, my Daughter is in uni in Brizzle and one of the latest expressions is Gert Lush!

    I think it means 'approval' of?

    Thats got to be somewhat annoying Harry!

    Mo, what a lovely L word. Hope all going well with your plans. Am full of admiration for you.

    I see most of the L words do indeed tend to lean towards the nicer things in life. JillyM yours is another lovely word.

    Some of the more regular Bloggers not appeared yet?

    Off to catch some more rays....

    Oh Raaaaaaaaaaay!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 36.

    Thanks MTF, all appears to be under control now. Plan to leave work at 2.30 so I can sit down for a bit and take breath. And drink coffee outside with my pal ;-). Although, as I'm sure most of you will realise, I do actually thrive on this and am really looking forward to living and working in foreign parts. Shouldn't be any reason why I can't continue to participate on the blog and listen to the show on t'internet.

    Can't wait to download "More Mayo" this week. Many Matt belly laughs to enjoy again!

    X

  • Comment number 37.

    ooh, and I have a "blog date" (as in "play date" for the avoidance of doubt and so Mrs Snapper doesn't panic if she's lurking) to look forward to with one of our gawjus blogpoppets 4 weeks tomorrow ;-)

    Talking of which, I'm really missing Toots' contributions!

    X

  • Comment number 38.

    Good afternoon all - nearly made it this morning but computer was on a go slow and took ages to get going - a bit like me really I suppose!

    ARFO - Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    L word - lullaby

    Hope everyone has a great weekend and can enjoy this weather.

    Hope your teeth feel better Douglas -Mine certainly do! Back to solid food!!

    Jennie

  • Comment number 39.

    Hi all,

    ARF suggestion-Summer Breeze, The Isley Brothers.

    'L' word, Lazy, which is what I am being today!

    Ta ta Lin x

  • Comment number 40.

    Happy Friday everyone,

    As I'm spending Monday up in a cherry-picker, and I hate heights, could I please request:

    FOO FIGHTERS - LEARN TO FLY?

    or even BREAKOUT by the same. Hopefully neither will be appropriate...


    Thanks
    EU

  • Comment number 41.

    Friday Greetings to Lord Ammo of Drivetime, Team, NYM and fellow blogpoppets!

    Following a lovely message from the equally lovely Tortie, I thought I should pop by to say hello. Still miss you all hugely and I do lurk - just can't join in. Don't get to hear much of the show either. Contract ends in December so I will be making a full and flamboyant return to the blog then.

    Big news - moving house on 14 October. Hurrah! Have bored you all with the house hunting/selling saga for almost a year and I still can't believe it is now happening.

    Mo, best of luck with your move my friend. keep in touch!

    For old times:

    Noses please...........

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • Comment number 42.

    AAALLLLEEEEXXXXXX!!!!!!!! How lovely to see you!! And a whoop whoop for your house move! :o)

    Quiet blog today - there seem to be people missing in action. Hope that means they're all out enjoying the sunshine.

    My L word - Languorous

    ~X~

  • Comment number 43.

    Went for this in the week as the "inappropriate" themed choice, but have generally remembered how great the song is so it makes a further appearance here:

    MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME - TOM JONES AND THER STEREOPHONICS

  • Comment number 44.

    #42 good word Deebee

    I will add lollygaggle

    Hello Alex :)

  • Comment number 45.

    Aaaaah have missed the noses thingy Alex. Nice to see you.

    Must fly.....

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 46.

    Reading the blogs today I realise there are quite a few of us up here in the Halifax area. Good to know as I sit here staring longingly at the sunshine outside waiting to finish work!

    Is it really as long ago as the hot summer of 1975 that we were singing along to WHO LOVES YOU by THE FOUR SEASONS! The sunshine always brings those memories back!

  • Comment number 47.

    #37 Mo, I hope Mrs Snapper isn't lurking on here - she thinks I work when I'm in the shop ;-)

    #41 AlexG, a big HELLO, hope the move goes without a hitch and I'm looking forward to your return to full-time blogging in December!

    A song I've just re-discovered on Sp*tify but probably too late for an ARFO:

    GOOD TRADITION by TANITA TIKARAM

    ............ whatever happened to her?

  • Comment number 48.

    L word - LIMPID.

  • Comment number 49.

    Afternoon,

    Light my fire - Doors.

    Too Hot - the Specials

    Long hot summer - The Style Council

  • Comment number 50.

    ALEX! How lovely to "see" you. Of course I will be keeping in touch and, even better, I shall be seeing you on Nov 18th. I always twitch my nose in Bewitched style when I see your "noses" posts LOL.

    Leaving office now. Back later.

    X

  • Comment number 51.

    ARFternoon all

    Hi Alex - I've missed the noses thingy too!

    Finally thought (probably t00 late) of an ARF:

    TONIGHT'S GONNA BE A GOOD NIGHT - Black Eyed Peas

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 52.

    Good ARFternoon Each! So a 'Crackerjack' (CRACKERJACK) of an opening tune is called for, eh? I give you....

    'A Little Loving' by Marmalade.

  • Comment number 53.

    Another L-word which you don't hear much these days (not that applies to anyone on here!):

    Lickspittle

    ..................... perhaps just as well :-)

  • Comment number 54.

    Bit quiet here presume everyone is out sun-bathing! #14 Zoe, going to try and keep my head down and volunteer to look after the picnic!

    GB

  • Comment number 55.

    My L-word.
    Leiotrichous. What you got for not eating the crusts of your sandwiches when you were a child.

  • Comment number 56.

    I'm thinking of changing my L word to Limp - on account of the hot weather...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 57.

    #56 Deebee, same here but on account of the beer ;-)

  • Comment number 58.

    Basking in the warm afterglow of a chocolate brownie purchased from a local snack seller earlier today. Heavenly :o) and my L word is:

    LAZY

    which just about describes the way I feel right now!

  • Comment number 59.

    #57 Two words Harry - Naughty. Step.

    ;o)

  • Comment number 60.

    Hi Mobile Tooth Fairy

    Yes my last day today! Sob! It's been wonderful working with Simon and the team, and with all the blog peeps too!

    Thank you all for being so lovely - please have a glass of virtual champagne and raise a glass to Simon and the blog!

    *hands out glasses*

    Cheers all, and thanks! x

  • Comment number 61.

    #60 Best of luck for the future, Peta.

  • Comment number 62.

    Can I propose a toast......................three cheers for Peta................hip hip

  • Comment number 63.

    #60 Cheers Peta! Thanks for all your help - good luck for the future.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 64.

    Thanks Peta. Best wishes for the future

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 65.

    #54 Sounds like a good plan, Simon :) Hope it is enjoyable all the same.

    #60 *Cheers* All the best to you Peta :)

    My L word is LIMITATIONS I hope I know mine!

  • Comment number 66.

    hi all my arfo is


    hot hot hot-arrow

  • Comment number 67.

    #65 Zoe, if you do know your limitations, I do hope you ignore them as much as possible ........... accept no restraints on your ability to excel!! :-)

  • Comment number 68.

    25 MTF ouch, ouch,, ouch! get someone to rub some calamine on your bot!

    Sorry been away for ages, had two very stressful work weeks and ready to bash people over the head....long story, suffice to say, people don't take our advice or don't want to pay for a good service.......we have two B Archs and a BSc between us but no, we have no idea what we are talking about and we charge more than the guy down the pub who does drawings for a homer.......but we don;t do homers, this is our full time job! aaaaaaaaaagggghhhhh!

    That feels better (and so will the gin I will have 1 hour from now!)

    Have missed all the chat and most of the show due to work.....Hope all is well with all the bloggers.

    Love Sparkyhunter xxxxxxx

    Would love a dress down Friday but since we work in a shed at the end of our garden we could be here in our jammies anyway!

  • Comment number 69.

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  • Comment number 70.

    Cheerybob then, Peta, pet!

  • Comment number 71.

    oh and L word -

    lampoon

    and ARFO - Love Shack B52s or
    The Flaming Lips - Fight Test

    Good Luck Peta

    Love Sparkyhunter

  • Comment number 72.

    Hello and Hello Again Fellow Blogpoppets on this Fine Friday ...

    .. I too have been a bit Izzy - Wizzy - Lets - Be - Busy today but managed a couple of tweet ARFO requests - both had the word 'Day' in them - one from The Levellers and the other from Led Zeppelin ...

    Another half an hour and I might just crack open a bottle of something cool and 12.5% VOL :)


    ♥♫

  • Comment number 73.

    or The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi battles the Pink Robots
    (guess what's playing in our shed!

    love Sparky H x

  • Comment number 74.

    I heard the champagne cork ;-) good luck Pata

    Hi everyone I tweeted a couple of songs this morning:

    GO ONLY KNOWS THE BEACH BOYS
    BABY LOVE DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES

    L word from me LOVE

    PSL x

  • Comment number 75.

    Am I too late for a glass of bubbly? Peta, best wishes to you and hope to see you again on the blog for a party.

    I've had the most fabulous day taking a party of Norwegians around. Even managed to take them to the caste to finish off their day where they presented me with gifts of booklets of their home area (Troms - in the north) and a wonderful DVD of the Aurora Borealis.

    Can't believe the heat and sun for the end of September - fantastic!

    My L word today is Lucky. Lucky to be part of this blog and meet such nice peeps as you.

    * Awwww holds hands behind back with head to side all coy*

  • Comment number 76.

    #75 I didn't take the Norwegians to a caste. I took them to a castle. Darn this "L" button - typical as it is "L" day today

  • Comment number 77.

    I would also like to say ♫ So long, farewell,auf Wiedersehen, adieu, Peta ♫

    My very best wishes to you, in all you do.

    My 'l' word is Life because it is so precious.

    madchick x

  • Comment number 78.

    Glass of bubbly sounds fantastic ... *sigh*

    Am going home - I don't think I can face being here til 10.00pm...

    Bye Peta - I hardly knew you, but a good mod is worth their weight in gold I've found from other blogs :)

  • Comment number 79.

    #78 Autumn_Gale, I hope the school show goes well tonight!

  • Comment number 80.

    Cheers, Peta and best wishes!

    X

  • Comment number 81.

    Congratulations Jennie! Great choice. You win the ARFO crown! Hurray!

  • Comment number 82.

    Jennie - congratulations! As Simon said, you're the 'queen' - enjoy the crown :)

    Great song

  • Comment number 83.

    Ohhhh..........................it's the 'other' gummy blogger...........the lovely Jennie........well done you....................my that crown is sparkling in the sunshine!

    I'll raise a glass to you!

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 84.

    Nice one Jennie - now where's that crown - Oh Queen ..

    :^D

  • Comment number 85.

    How lovely, especially as Simon said that 'Jennie's the Queen'!

    Well done, Jennie!

  • Comment number 86.

    Jennie, Queen of ARFO, well done!

    X

  • Comment number 87.

    Arise Queen Jennie of the blog!

    I have a lovely shiny crown for you, which I know you will treasure for the coming week. And apologies if it's a little damp round the edges in this weather, as I've been wearing it all week - I have a packet of wipes here.

  • Comment number 88.

    Congrats Jennie, ARFO Queen, I'm sure you'll wear the crown with style :-)

    Will raise a glass (very shortly) to you and also to Peta - good luck and best wishes for the future!

  • Comment number 89.

    ARFO CROWN for QUEEN JENNIE!
    WELL PLAYED
    :^D

    ★.★.★.★.★.★
    !/\/\/\ARFO/\/\/\!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    .......◒ . ◒.......
    .......╰-╯

  • Comment number 90.

    Aww the King is deposed (not dead!) long live the Queen!

    Congratulations ARFO Queen Jennie :) Good song!

    #67 Maybe I should be a bit more of a rebel? :-/

  • Comment number 91.

    well done Jennie great song choice...wear the ARFO crown with pride xx

  • Comment number 92.

    Won't let me post!!
    How dare they refuse an acknowlegement from Queen Jennie!! Great excitement abounds here in the Essex countryside - was listening in the garden and missed the initial announcement but heard the record and then another name mention on the end. Will have to listen again later.
    Thank you John for looking after the crown so well - it fits a treat!

    Walks back out into garden with head held high!!

    Queen Jennie X

  • Comment number 93.

    Any bubbly left?

  • Comment number 94.

    Gosh, a girl could die of thirst here...............

  • Comment number 95.

    Gasp gasp gasp

  • Comment number 96.

    Shona.............please have a glass..........I don't like to see someone swigging from the bottle!!!

  • Comment number 97.

    POP! *cracks open another bottle*

  • Comment number 98.

    At the risk of putting a dampener on Jennie's moment of glory, I'm not sure why Simon bothers every Friday. I'm pretty sure he could record a few shows and just play them on a rolling loop and who would spot the difference :-). *switches off ARF* (not for the first time). #just saying

    X

  • Comment number 99.

    Drink anyone?

  • Comment number 100.

    yeah

 

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