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BLISTERING BLUE BARNACLES!

Simon Mayo | 09:00 UK time, Thursday, 27 October 2011

Yes it's a good Thursday after all. The boiler works, the coffee is fresh and we awake to news of record numbers of Drivetime listeners which is a lovely thing. Thank you for being there and thank you for being here too. Clearly bloggers are the creme de la creme, the vanguard, the hardcore (that's enough praise really). When it all works it's one heck of a show and we all have a great time being on the team. I'll buy the iced gems today.
Yesterday's show was memorable for the chat with Anthony Horowitz about Holmes and Tintin (how successful does one man have to be?) but also for the confession from 'Derek'. Who lied to his wife and children to get them to move. Who might have spent the night in the garden shed. It got the biggest response of any confession for a while and we will pass on any updates we receive.
Today it's another of Nigel's 'best of...' series and he's knocking off a prize winning spaghetti carbonara after 6. We are hoping Rebecca will be back today but that depends on how she's feeling. She won't want to miss the free biscuits however.
And tunes please for the arrival of the new TINTIN movie. It's had 'paid previews' this week but has now officially opened and you heard Anthony Horowitz yesterday saying he'd been signed up to write the next one. He's another fictional crime solver of course but now we celebrate all things BELGIUM, CAPTAIN HADDOCK, SNOWY, THOMPSON AND THOMSON. And PROFESSOR CALCULUS and anything else that occurs.
Have a quiet, modest, encouraging Thursday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Hi again Simon and everyone

    So pleased to hear your Drivetime listening numbers are up, Simon!!!!!


    I LOVE MY DOG ~ Cat Stevens

    JUST WALKING THE DOG ~ Rufus Thomas

    HOLD ME NOW ~ Thomson Twins


    xx

  • Comment number 2.

    Can't be 1st, Surely??!
    Anything by The Thompson twins, I guess...

  • Comment number 3.

    #1 there must've been nano-seconds in it, surely?!

  • Comment number 4.

    Good morning everyone.

    Simon and the tune-choosers, many thanks for JJ Cale yesterday. I think that's the first time I've ever heard the original on the wireless.

    Today's theme:

    HADDOCK AND CHIPS by ELIZA CARTHY

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning again

    TinTin? - Must admit to knowing nothing!

  • Comment number 6.

    You were right Susie... and I didn't think I'd be first either!

    How about any song by Hot Chocolate... Belgium produces some good chocolate! :o)

  • Comment number 7.

    Hello.

    I asked a Belgian (my boss, who just happens to be visiting us at the moment) for songs that some up the essence of Belgium and he said "Le Plat Pays" by Jacques Brel and "O La La La" by TC Matic.

    Django Reinhardt is arguably up there with Tintin in the list of most famous Belgians, so what about some Hot Club de France. Plastic Bertrand is Belgian, too, so "Ça plane pour moi"?

    Robert

  • Comment number 8.

    Thinking cap on for this Belgium theme:

    SQUEEZE & PULLING MUSSELS FROM A SHELL

    Work beckons, back á plus tard

  • Comment number 9.

    Loved the show last night, some great choons - congrats to the menshees. Thought the author (Anthony?? his surname has disappeared into the wheezy fog that is my brain right now) was a great guest and as I enjoy all the variations of Sherlock Holmes am looking forward to reading his new book. Could not believe the confession! Was seriously stunned by it and couldn't help thinking how I would feel if I was his wife and found that out...not a happy bunny to be sure.

    Anyhoo, I know not a lot about Tintin so the only thought that comes to mind is ..

    WE ARE DETECTIVE - THE THOMPSON TWINS


    *pulling covers back over my head now *

    Jx

  • Comment number 10.

    CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP ~ Reparata and The Delrons

    THE CAPTAIN OF HER HEART -- I forget who sang it!

    xx

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Phew! glad you blogged in time as off out to interview in 11 minutes to face the M6 to Walsall!

    Iced Gems! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! childhood faves of mine! Again have gone much smaller than I remember ( little hands theory perhaps?)

    Anyway here are my oifferings:

    1. THIS IS WHERE THE STORY ENDS - TIN TIN OUT
    2. JUST LIKE BELGIUM - Elton John
    3. CHOCOLATE GIRL - Deacon Blue
    4. INFORMER - SNOW
    5. CHASING CARS - SNOW PATROL
    6. LOVE ON YOUR SIDE - THOMPSON TWINS
    7. READ ALL ABOUT IT - PROFESSOR GREEN
    8. DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME - CAPTAIN AND TENILLE
    9. LAVENDER - FISH FROM MARILLION
    10. EINSTEIN A GO GO - Landscape

    Well must dash and thanks Shona for your wishes yesterday and thanks Simon for Whodunnit mensh ( mwah!) and congrats to Brandon and Katymac!

    Have a nice day

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 12.

    Morning all

    Congratulations Lord Ammo and the DT team on increasing the listners!

    I suppose the obvious (again) is:

    WE ARE DETECTIVES - Thomson Twins

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning All.

    Congrats on the listener numbers Simon. Well deserved!

    I think if I was married to Derek, I wouldn't be for much longer-How can poor Mrs Derek EVER trust him again. Warned Mr Boris that if he did that he wouldn't live to tell the tale!

    Thanks to KatyMac & Billie for the chutney recipes on yesterdays blog-Maybe Nigel could try them out and report back.

    Toons for today:

    Stephen TINTIN Duffy-Kiss Me ??;
    Anything by the THOMPSON TWINS?

    Good to hear a Bellringing item on the radio (well done Stephen) and yes I am a bellringer (as is Mr B). Be interested to know where Simon learnt to ring and if he has thought of going back to ringing. It's a bit like riding a bike-Once learnt, easy to pick up again. If anyone is interested in finding out more, go to the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (CCCBR) website for more info and local contact information.

    Love to all and hope the poorly ones are feeling better.

    Mrs B x

  • Comment number 14.

    ohhh... or

    JUST LIKE BELGIUM - ELTON JOHN

  • Comment number 15.

    Has anyone heard of Ken Haddock? Me neither until I typed "Haddock" into Sp*tify (I do this kind of thing, OK? LOL).

    If you can find it, I heartily recommend "The Day that Never Came".

  • Comment number 16.

    CA PLANE POUR MOI - Plastic Bertrand

    AMSTERDAM - David Bowie

    I LOVE MY DOG - Cat Stevens

    JUST WALKING THE DOG - Rolling Stones

    THE KISS - Stephen TINTIN Duffy

    WE ARE DETECTIVE - Thompson Twins

  • Comment number 17.

    Good morning all

    Finding this mornings selection very difficult.

    Apart from chocolate my thoughs on Belgium relate to the numerous frite stalls in town squares with chips served with fresh mayo so can I suggest

    VIA CON ME (I dream of you Chips, Chips, Chips) - PAOLO CONTE
    (It would also go with Haddock!)

    Enjoy the day ~(and the thought of fresh frites)

  • Comment number 18.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Tricky subject this one. I have tweeted:

    CHOCOLATE GIRL by Deacon Blue

    And how about

    LOVE ME, LOVE MY DOG by Peter Schelly

    Off to get my flu jab now - see you later!

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 19.

    WALKING MY CAT NAMED DOG - Norma Tanega

  • Comment number 20.

    Good Morning All;

    Can't linger for long, as we have multiple disasters and sick twins to deal with :(

    Well done on the increased listener figures Simon and team :)

    Hmm Tin Tin, eh? My oldie suggestions will be very tenuous...

    LOVE'S GREAT ADVENTURE - ULTRAVOX

    A FOUR LEGGED FRIEND - ROY ROGERS

    WHITER SHADE OF PALE - PROCOL HARUM (for snowy!)

  • Comment number 21.

    Follwing the "Belgium" train of thought:

    WATERLOO by ABBA

  • Comment number 22.

    COLD MATHEMATICS - Cherry Ghost

  • Comment number 23.

    #18 Deebee - good luck with the flu jab; I had mine on Tuesday and still have an achey arm and feel 'a bit rubbishy'!

  • Comment number 24.

    Hi all,

    Great show yesterday. JJ Cale, Kate Bush, Supertramp, Gerry Rafferty and Tavares - what a combination!

    Unusual theme today, calls for unusual suggestions:

    HOUND DOG - ELVIS PRESLEY

    CAN THE CAN - SUZI QUATTRO (think about it....)

    HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO - BONNIE TYLER

    WHISKEY IN THE JAR - THIN LIZZY (Snowy and Capt Haddock are very fond of the stuff)

    We will try and think of more as the day progresses.

    Cheers,

    Paul TMFM, Tony S and Paul G.

  • Comment number 25.

    Struggling with this one although I used to love Tintin! I got excited about JUST LIKE BELGIUM - Elton John but I see its been mentioned a couple of times already! I need to think!

    #20 - Zoe, I hope the twins get well soon. Roy Rogers - classic haha!

  • Comment number 26.

    On the adverts - aren't they caught in a spotlight?

    SPOTLIGHT - Rihanna

    SUPER TROOPER - Abba

  • Comment number 27.

    #24 CC - very clever!! Can the Can took me a while - great suggestion!

  • Comment number 28.

    You know? The thing I like most about this blog is its capacity to educate and inform. I never knew that Audrey Hepburn was Belgian. So:

    BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S by DEEP BLUE SOMETHING

  • Comment number 29.

    2 tracks from Canned Heat?

  • Comment number 30.

    I'm running out of famous Belgians but, just one more:

    RENE AND GEORGETTE MAGRITTE WITH THEIR DOG AFTER THE WAR by PAUL SIMON

  • Comment number 31.

    THE PUPPY SONG - Harry Nilsson or David Cassidy

  • Comment number 32.

    KISS ME (WITH YOUR MOUTH) - Stephen TINTIN Duffy

    must have a wee think,

    goiod wishes to all those who are not feeling great, and good luck int he job interview mandy

    xx Sparkyhunter

  • Comment number 33.

    Morning all

    Simon, many congrats to you and the team on the record number of listeners to drivetime.

    My contribution to the blog is minimal, just the odd choon choosing here and there, but I lurk most days and thoroughly enjoy all the banter that goes on.

    Wouldn't have a scooby what to request today, so I'll give it a miss.

    Keep up the good work.

    Pen, from soggy Surrey!

  • Comment number 34.

    Tony S came up with another one, explaining that Tintin wears plus-fours:

    BAGGY TROUSERS - MADNESS

    and another suggestion, which we also put forward for the Sherlock Holmes theme:

    LOOKING FOR CLUES - ROBERT PALMER

    Cheers all :o)

  • Comment number 35.

    Me again

    Mr B has just suggested

    The Inchworm Song (from the Hans Christain Anderson film) sung by Danny Kaye. He said it was the closest he could get to calculus!

    #11Good luck with the interviews Mandy.
    #24 Took me a while too-very clever!

  • Comment number 36.

    #35 wish I could spell! try Christian instead

  • Comment number 37.

    Morning all

    Congrats on the new figures to your Lordship, team and NYM, from all the regular bloggers,

    Bit of a tricky theme today, so I suspect abstract and tenuous is the order of the day:

    JACKY - Marc Almond, as it was originally sung by Jacques Brel, who is Belgian, and has a certain Tintinesque narrative to it. And I just like it.

    alternatively...

    ATOMIC - Blondie , as the most famous landmark in Brussels is that sculpture of the Atomium, showing an atomic structure

    Merci beaucoup.

    JBG

  • Comment number 38.

    John Cale - Magritte
    Paul Simon - Rene & Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War
    The Corrs - So Young or What Can I Do (the TIN TIN OUT remixes)
    Tintin - Toast & Marmalade For Tea
    Jacques Brel - Ne Me Quitte Pas
    The Singing Nun - Dominique
    Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi (although he didn't song on the record, apparently)
    I don't know any Johnny Hallyday songs or songs about gastropubs

  • Comment number 39.

    Congratulations Simon and the whole Driveteam responsible for producing and broadcasting the very best show on Radio 2
    :^)

    And happy Thursday to fellow blog enthusiasts ... with a 'there there there' sympathy pat to poorly poppsters.


    SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE - SHANKS AND BIGFOOT

    JACKY - MARC ALMOND

    WHAT I AM - TIN TIN OUT ft. EMMA BUNTON

  • Comment number 40.

    Couple more to add, as Tintin is a news reporter....

    NEWS OF THE WORLD - The Jam

    SECOND HAND NEWS - Fleetwood Mac

  • Comment number 41.

    I confess to never having read or seen anything relating to Tintim as far as I can remember so no suggestions from me. Missed the show but seems like JJ Cale was played. Good choice - his double anthology CD is one of my most revisited in the last year - just love that shuffling blues feel.

  • Comment number 42.

    I seem to be having problems posting - let's see if this works...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 43.

    Morning all.

    Here is the news - ELO.

    MTF.xx

    (thanks JBG )

  • Comment number 44.

    I'm ashamed to say that the last 2 days have made me realise I've never ready any of the Tintin books, or Sherlock Holmes.

    But then I've also never seen any of the Star Wars movies....

  • Comment number 45.

    Blog doesn't seem to want me to post more than a few lines :o( So I'll have to do multiple postings

    Catching up witha coffee and a rub of the (so far not too achey) arm.

    Tortie #23 I was in two minds whether to have the jab this year (we don't have to have it where I work, but as it's offered and paid for why not) as I felt a bit 'rubbish' after it last year, and I have a busy weekend coming up ;o) But I decided to risk it.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 46.

    #13 I missed the show last night so I didn't hear the bell ringing feature, but I used to do it years ago when I lived in Kent. Great fun it was too! As well as ringing at our local village church, we had occasional days out, when we would go round ringing at several local churches on the same day. It was interesting how different they all were. No idea where Simon will have done it, but possibly in Sussex where his dad used to be a church lay reader? Just a guess...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 47.

    Guess what I saw boinging around in the fields yesterday?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 48.

    For the new Tin Tin Film how about

    CELLULOID HEROES - THE KINKS

  • Comment number 49.

    #33 PennyForem - it's always lovely to see you here!

    #47 A wallaby?

    And last, but definitely not least - many congratulations to the Drivetime team on the record listening figures! And thank you for praise of us (we?) bloggers - it's an honour to be part of the show!

    Really must get on with some work...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 50.

    Songs about a very fine - oh yes - product from Belgium


    BEER DRINKERS AND HELL RAISERS - ZZ TOP

    JOHN BARLEYCORN - TRAFFIC

    I HARDLY EVER SING BEER DRINKING SONGS - JOHNNY CASH

  • Comment number 51.

    Hi guys. I know TheThompson twins are a dead cert but how about Belgiums greatest export-Plastic Bertrand Ca Plan Pour Moi.

    Go on you know you wanna.

    D x

  • Comment number 52.

    Baaa, baaaa..

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 53.

    #47 #52 does that mean lambing is now getting earlier (global warming) or later (like 2 crops in a field per year). Doesn't seem right, especially when there's snow predicted...The Archers might not approve

  • Comment number 54.

    JACKIE - SCOTT WALKER

  • Comment number 55.

    Suzie, they always seem to have lambs down here before the winter sets in. I thought it was early November last year. Must poop back and have a look, I'm sure that I mentioned it on here....

    For anyone passing by this way, they are in a field on the right handside of the A361 just outside of Tiverton heading towards the M5.

    Anyone else spotted any lambs yet?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 56.

    #44 I felt that way about Downton Abbey, then played catch-up with series 1 on Ithingy and am hooked!
    Never say never.

    Spookily, we had Carbonara last night - so am feeling a wee bit sluggish today, it's a once in a while dinner but my son still craves carbs and calories (he ran a 1/2 marathon last Sunday) and it delivers all those in bucket-loads!
    Is it a Belgium dish or French?
    It certainly has all the hallmarks of a Belgium dish to me - reech, werry werry naughtie for you (said in Poirot accent) but werry werry nice.

    RE church bell-ringing (as opposed to the people who stand at a table and ring what looks like various sizes of hand bells - thought they were the Campanologists?) My last house was in sight (and sound) of a church where the bell ringers practiced on a Friday night - starting at 6pm - for many many years then, this ringing sound was a cue for the 'plink plink fizz' sound of a Friday night G&T being made......so now the sound of bells ringing makes my mouth water (think Pavlov's dog)

  • Comment number 57.

    Thats the road heading towards the M5, not the lambs. That would be daft!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 58.

    #55 Ah, Tiverton, so in well down in the balmy south of the UK...some of the best wine (and champagne) now offcially made in the south UK (but mainly in the sussex area, as it's chalky)
    Explains the autumn lambing - wonder if they over-winter inside, or dare I say it, are destined for our plates before Xmas even arrives *sob*

  • Comment number 59.

    #57, yes lambs and motorways, bad combination

  • Comment number 60.

    Re the calendar discussion.

    I have still got my 2003 NT beautiful gardens calendar hanging in my kitchen. The pics are so wonderful and still give me joy as I turn the page each month. I think it was in synch again last year. I didn't hear the results of the question on the show last night.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 61.

    Ideal opener for tonight?
    YOU CAN RING MY BELL by Anita Ward, just to round off the Campanologists theme nicely..
    HOIB?

    *it's ok, I was leaving anyway...*

  • Comment number 62.

    Great to hear that the listener numbers are on the increase, sure that the trend will continue with the great song selections the bloggers provide Simon with.

    Additional selection for today

    I think Django Reinhadt was a Belgian therefore:-

    RETURN OF DJANGO - UPSETTERS

    or for Belgium and a group of fictional characters

    LAND OF MAKEBELIEVE - BUCKS FIZZ

  • Comment number 63.

    Good Morning Each!

    'I Am Not French' by House De La Funk

    'Hergé' by Balago

    both of the above would make adequate 'beds', but that's about all, frankly.

    'New Math' by Tom Lehrer (for Calculus)

    'Snowy Wood' by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

    'Belgian Toms Hat Trick' by Whitesnake. (Oh, my lost youth!)

  • Comment number 64.

    #46 Deebee-We're going on a ringing outing on Saturday round Hertfordshire and you're right they are good fun.

    #55 Going to Ottery (where Mr B's family are) for the Tar Barrels on 5th Nov so will keep eyes pealed (no bell ringing pun intended) for lambs. (or is it peeled?)

    #61 Suzie-Oh Dear! I fear the HOIB may be on it's way.

  • Comment number 65.

    All right, Good Afternoon, Each!

  • Comment number 66.

    I've just reviewed my suggestions in #63. I want no unsavoury allusions pertaining to my John Mayall choice. (Harry) ;0)

  • Comment number 67.

    #52. Blogpost of the day!

  • Comment number 68.

    #64 Mrs Boris - you're not by any chance going to any of these are you?

    http://www.beneficeorwell.co.uk/

    ~X~

  • Comment number 69.

    Thanks Paul, I dont know what came over me!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 70.

    #66 PoS, I had to read back but it did make me smile :-)

  • Comment number 71.

    Afternoon Poppeteers

    What a difficult theme today.

    I'll second Deebee's choice of Love Me Love My Dog - Peter Schelly and Elvis with Houd Dog (someone else suggested).

    Lambs? At this time of year? Poor wee things. Mind you, we sometimes have snow in the springtime when they are being born.

    Hope all unwell poppets are feeling better today.

    Back to box packing

    Shona x

  • Comment number 72.

    we are detective-thompson twins

    kiss me-stephen tin tin duffy

    heres were the story ends-tin tin out

    ca plane pour moi-plastic bertrand(hes belgian)

    bird of paradise-snowy white

  • Comment number 73.

    #68 Sadly no Deebee. We're going to Albury, Braughing, Anstey, Barkway, Great Hormead and Brent Pelham (for those that are interested!) but yours look lovely.

    Will check out if they all have bells and maybe next time.......

    Mrs B x

  • Comment number 74.

    How much is that doggie in the window?

  • Comment number 75.

    Mrs B, just had to google Tar barrels. Sounds like fun. I love it around Ottery. Hope its better weather for you than we are having today, well actually most of the week. I am hoping to get to Cheddar reservoir today, I wonder if it is starting to fill up yet. all this rain must be going somewhere?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 76.

    #68 & #73 Barrington have 6 bells and Orwell have 8 bells, both tenors weighing around 11 cwt (565 kg). Sadly the other towers have no bells hung for ringing.

    xx

  • Comment number 77.

    Three word Thursday....

    Flaming tar barrels!

    Yikes Mrs B.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 78.

    Afternoon all,

    It wasn't MTF's talk about chocolate brussel sprouts that made you think about this theme, was it Simon?

    How about SHOOTING STAR by BAD COMPANY - wasn't that the title of a TinTin book?

    Huge Congratulations to the Drivetime team. It is not so surprising the listening figures are so high, it is the best!

    madchick x

  • Comment number 79.

    #75 yes MTF Good fun but a bit scary. The first time we went, Mr B said 'If I say run, then run' I asked where to and he said it didn't matter, just run!

  • Comment number 80.

    Afternoon all

    #73 Mrs Boris, sound more like a firm of solicitors than places to visit, except Great Hormead! sounds like a TinTinesque exclamation and wasn't Brent Pelham Roger Moore's character in The Persuaders?

    Yours slightly confused

    A

  • Comment number 81.

    I like the advice on the website Mrs B....

    If you are not willing to confront the occasional flaming tar barrel, stand well away from the area, or better still, stay at home. LOL!!

    This should be a feature on Matts Friday sporting thingy wotnot.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 82.

    Whenever I hear the word Tintin I am reminded of children's programmes on weekday mornings during the summer in the 60s/70s when I used to watch Herge's Adventures of TinTin -- The Crab With the Golden Claw. Followed by White Horses or Belle and Sebastian.

  • Comment number 83.

    Hello All,

    Out and about today so no suggestions, tricky theme guess anything by Flanders & Swann?

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 84.

    #80 LOL Andy! (tho' think it was Brett Sinclair and I loved the Persuaders. The DVD has just been released, all the episodes, but it would take a small mortgage to buy.)
    #81 We could try MTF, we could try!

  • Comment number 85.

    Afternoon bloggers!

    I did describe myself to Shona as a Chris Evans blogger last night on twitter but thought I would dip my toes into Simons blog!!

    I will be coming to man (or woman) the phones with you on CIN need day so fingers crossed will meet loads of you then.

    Do you always make loads of song suggestions every day????

    C x x

  • Comment number 86.

    Hi Cathmel.

    Yes, plus there is still the ARF theme going. Come and have a go tomorrow.

    Look forward to seeing you on the ermmmm, whenever it is, 19th I think. Weren't you just leaving as I was arriving last year?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 87.

    #85 Hi Cathmel, there's still time (just) to enter our limerick competition too. You have until 5pm.

  • Comment number 88.

    Hi ya MTF,

    I will come here more often...........or do my best anyway.

    Kandksmummy is staying with me the night before and the night of CIN so we will be there from breakfast till dinner this year.

    C x x

  • Comment number 89.

    #88 Oooo limericks.......is there a theme so I can wind in my overactive imagination........ lol

  • Comment number 90.

    #89 Cathmel, I think KatyMac said they should be on the theme of music but anything to make us smile is welcome.

  • Comment number 91.

    I posted two (really bad) limericks yesterday did anyone get them?

    Love Sparkyhunter
    (no lambs here) brrrrrrr

  • Comment number 92.

    From Katy
    LIMERICKS - in response to some requests for information, rather than referring you all back to the original suggestion ...

    Deadline: Thurs 27th 5 pm.
    Subject: MUSIC [band/singer/act etc]
    Maximum FIVE attempts each.

    I have gathered all those that have already been submitted.
    These will be sent as an anonymous batch to someone [more of that later in the week] who will whittle them down to their favourite 5 as a shortlist.

    We'll worry about who is going to judge the final 5 when the time comes, eh?

    From Harry
    The "incentive" for entering is a copy of Trevor Dann's book Darker than the Deepest Sea: The Search for Nick Drake. Lord Ammo will know the author as they were at Radio One together in the early 80s. It received good reviews when it was first published and can be found with a quick internet search but I won't post any links here as they all seem to have too much advertising to get by the moderator.

  • Comment number 93.

    #91 Sparky, I'm sure Katy would have picked them up, she's very good at that sort of thing.

  • Comment number 94.

    Hi Cathmel! Lovely to see you over this side of the 'fence'! I think there will only be a handful of us from over here at CiN, but lots of Chris' bloggers are going.

    #76 Well let me know if you're in the area, and I'll put the kettle on.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 95.

    Good afternoon all - feeling a bit better. Only wish I could sleep through the night without several trips to the smallest room which Mr insists I wake him for in case I fall again so we are both kn*****ed in the morning! Hopefully will improve in time!

    Hope all other poorly bloggers are feeling more perky today.

    Congrats to DT team for listening figures - "simply the best" for ARFO tomorow?

    There was an item about lambs being born this time of year on Countryfile recently but wasn't really concentrating on why - different breed of sheep??

    Jennie

  • Comment number 96.

    Thanks The Breeze Harry and hello to cathmel who I know from Evansblog :^)

    Hello also to other newbies who have dropped by with requests today. Please stick around !

    Yes the deadline for LIMERICKS is up to the show start this evening so pile them in! Anyone, absolutely ANYONE can enter.

    I have gathered all that have been submitted so far and when I return from hospital visiting [yes, it will be a few more days until Mum can come home] I'll take things to the next stage, which will be ....
    ..... sending them to someone I hope we all approve of - as anonymous offerings.

    Hope to return here later on this evening xx

  • Comment number 97.

    Afternoon! Hope poorly blogpoppets and loved ones are on the mend.

    Said my congrats to the team on yesterday's blog but just in case no-one reads back, i am spo pleased for the team. And a teeny bit proud to play a very small part in the show. Hmm, since i haven't suggested a song for a while my part must be extremely tiny.

    Been an eventful day. Did some pretty stuoid things along the way. Glad to be home - even if I'm not sure which home that would be ;-)

    X

  • Comment number 98.

    Hi Cathmel and welcome to you and to all newbies. I am an irregular "regular" at the mo. Look forward to seeing the new names joining in.

    Don't know about MTF going on 19th. I thought i'd turn up on 18th ;-)

    X

  • Comment number 99.

    #98 see #60 Perhaps MTF is looking at the wrong year...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 100.

    #98 Hi Mo, where are you? FB seemed to have you stuck in an airport somewhere :-)

 

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