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Simon Mayo | 09:21 UK time, Monday, 28 May 2012

Well that was a hot one. BBQ fuel was all sold out at our local supermarket by the time we got there, as was the decent food. But, nothing daunted, we went ahead anyway. BBQ food is the most over-rated grub ever. I love the occasion but I would never normally serve up the burnt and burst fare that I produced on Saturday. No one cared of course because the evening was warm and the beer was cold. But the next morning as the washing up was attempted and the congealed fat attacked, it did seem a strange way of going about things. And next weekend, we'll do it all again of course. Even if there is talk of frost by next weekend...

Today we have another Radio 2 Bookclub choice for you and it is Snake Ropes by debut novelist Jess Richards. It's a tricky one to describe but the blurb says this:

On an island off the edge of the map, boys are disappearing. The day the tall men come from the mainland to trade, Mary's little brother goes missing. She needs to find him. She needs to know a secret that no-one else can tell her ...

It's set on an island somewhere and the dialect is different enough to keep you concentrating and involved throughout. It's exciting and different; there is quite a buzz about it. Read a chapter while you're here! Then join Jess when she's on just after 6.
And oldies today please for the 100 short-haired bees (Bombus Subterraneus) which have been brought across from Sweden. They've been released at the RSPB's reserve in Dungeness where they used to thrive. Still no sign of the Drivetime Hive but we'll call a meeting and see what happens.

Have a clean and polished Monday, see you after 5

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Good morning Simon, team and nicely roasted poppets,

    I hope all are well and lovely weekends were had, with no smarting red bits to mar the fun.

    So to the bee oldies ...

    HONEY HONEY - ABBA

    LET IT BE(e) - THE BEATLES

    HONEY FOR THE BEES - ALISON MOYET

    SECOND THAT EMOTION - SMOKEY ROBINSON
    (A taste of honey is worse than none at all)

    A TASTE OF HONEY - THE BEATLES or THE HOLLIES

    Happy Monday
    Jx

  • Comment number 2.

    Good Morning All


    Song Suggestions –


    BUMBLE BOOGIE – B. Bumble & The Stingers


    I GOT STUNG – Elvis


    HONEY HONEY – Abba


    HONEY – Bobby Goldsborough

    HONEY PIE – Beatles

    A TASTE OF HONEY - Beatles

    THE BEE SONG – Arthur Askey

  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    I have just tweeted:

    HONEY HONEY by Abba

    HONEY by Bobby Goldsboro

    I GOT STUNG BY A BEE by Elvis Presley

    BE(E) MY BABY by the Ronettes

    I BELIEVE I CAN FLY by R Kelly (bumble bees look like they can't)

    ERIC THE HALF A BEE by Monty Python

    ~X~

  • Comment number 4.

    Hello again Simon and blogpoppets

    I also love a barbecue, especially for the atmosphere, but I hate burnt food, especially at friends' barbecues if they aren't quite as particular as I am, in making sure the food is cooked all the way through, as black doesn't always mean 'cooked'!

    Bee oldies... how about one of these....

    KILLER QUEEN ~ Queen

    HONEY ~ Bobby Goldsboro

    I MIGHT HAVE BEEN QUEEN ~ Tina Turner

    HONEY HONEY ~ Abba

    NUT ROCKER ~ Bee Bumble and The Stingers

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and pink-edged bloggers

    BEES, you say?

    HONEY – Moby

    HONEY HONEY – Abba

    KILLER QUEEN – Queen

    HELLO SUMMERTIME – Bobby Goldsboro (“Birds and bees, and all the flowers and trees”)


    Re the BBQ. You need to invest in a gas one, and ignore the cries of anguish from all the purists. Perfectly cooked sausages, chicken and burgers can be yours, all year round, plus bonuses like char-grilled aubergines and peppers and courgettes (the best!). Do it now, and you'll never look back.

  • Comment number 6.

    THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM - C&C Music Factory

    UM UM UM UM UM UM – Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders

    MMM MMM MMM MMM – Crash Test Dummies

  • Comment number 7.

    HONEY I'M HOME by Shania Twain

    Like JBG we are great believers in gas barbeques. Mr from Eastleigh is an incredibly patient cook, who turns, turns, turns whatever's cooking so that it's not charred, and cooked all the way through. Culinary highlight of the weekend was par-boiled sweet potato and asparagus finished on the BBQ - yummy. Another plus is all year round availability - snow doesn't stop us.

  • Comment number 8.

    Morning everyone....................hope you are all fine and dandy..............



    LITTLE QUEENIE - CHUCK BERRY

    TUPELO HONEY - VAN MORRISON

    THE BEE SONG - ARTHUR ASKEY

    ME IN HONEY - REM

    HONEY FOR THE BEES - ALISON MOYET


    and because they are Swedish bees.......it has to be.................................


    HONEY HONEY - ABBA



    Dougal x............................................................................................

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning all

    I've been trying to catch up on the weekend's event from the blog and would like to add my good wishes to Shona for Jimmy's improving health.

    I got out my 'Rick Stein's Spain' cookbook and went for a taste of the Med instead of BBQ this weekend. Not bad even if I do say so myself ;)

    Bee oldies. Hmm I'm stuggling with all but the most obvious ones:
    Honey, Honey - ABBA
    Killer Queen - Queen

    I'll ponder and come back with a few more possibly.

  • Comment number 10.

    BLACK & GOLD - Sam Sparro

  • Comment number 11.

    WOOD BEEZ - Scritti Polliti

  • Comment number 12.

    For all those worker bees...

    WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU - FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS

  • Comment number 13.

    Good morning, everybody!

    Billie, thanks for the clarification about the origins of JBGs iThingy over the weekend.
    I hope future house viewings go off without any handbrake-like drama!

    Shona, glad the wee dog poppet's doing well. I'm sure he's in good hands.

    Busy, busy buzzy bees here today.
    This is the big office move day, so probably not much time for blogness.

    However, here goes...

    I THINK I LOVE YOU - VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE
    ME IN HONEY - REM (seconding Dougal)

    If I don't get a chance later on - good luck with the mensh-chase!
    On with the packing...after a trip to the (old) coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 14.

    BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ by HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS

  • Comment number 15.

    #5/#7 JBG/Alison - Purists here - A PROPER BBQ - smelling of charcoal - keep basting and turning and nothing gets burnt - no need for horrid BBQ sauce which makes everything taste the same.



    “Oh! The buzzin’ of the bees and the cigarette trees”
    BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN – Burl Ives

  • Comment number 16.

    #5 and #7 JBG and Alison, we have a gas barbecue as well as an 'ordinary' one that our son prefers and I always start off cooking the food indoors and finish cooking it outside. Our daughter won't eat 'blackened' food as she says it's carcinogenic and she cuts it off... but the rest of us eat it. I don't like barbecued bananas but I don't mind some pineapple or marshmallows with a bit of black on them!

  • Comment number 17.

    How about................................................



    FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE - TCHAIKOVSKY

    or maybe........................................

    BUMBLE BOOGIE - JOOLS HOLLAND



    Dougal x................................................................................................

  • Comment number 18.

    Morning all,

    Hope all goes well. I'm not a huge fan of barbecues either. I like my meat cooked long and slow! ;-)

    Not got time to play today, but wishing you all a warm and pleasant Monday.

    madchick x

  • Comment number 19.

    Morning all

    Flying visit (no pun intended) day off & garden is calling (some may say screaming) for some attention.

    Subterranean Homesick Alien – Radiohead (sorry)

    Me in Honey – REM

    Milk & Honey – Beck

    Queen Bee – Devendra Banhart

    The Beekeeper – Tori Amos

    Simply Thrilled Honey – Orange Juice

    Wild Honey Pie – Pixies

    Killer Queen - Queen

    The pop singer's fear of the pollen count – The Divine Comedy

    I'm Every Sunflower – Bell X1

  • Comment number 20.

    Ok a few more oldies

    For the hoped for success of the re-introduction:
    Back for Good - Take That
    Get Back - The Beatles
    Livin' on a Prayer - Bon jovi

    And more generally:
    Go Wild in the Country - Bow Wow Wow
    Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

  • Comment number 21.

    Everytime I think of one recently I quickly post then disappointedly find out someone else has hidden it and I'm all deflated but anyway:

    BUZZ BUZZ A DIDDLE IT - Matchbox

    HONEY TO THE BEE - Billie Piper

  • Comment number 22.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Many thanks for all your congrats on my week status as Queen Mandy a title i am sharing with several muggles. I will wear the crown with pride all week, though I have had a bit of a headache as it is a bit tight sharing heads with many peeps!

    I am glad the injection administering went well Shona.

    I was at a friend s BBQ on Saturday before we retired indoors for the Eurovision action.....her other half took charge of the BBQ as it is a mans domain! I had a couple of ribs, chicken. hot dog and a burger and was stuffed!

    Thought I would miss blog action this week as I thought I would be at a clients in Banbury but that is next week ..good job as my little bumper car is serviced at the weekend!!!

    And now to talk Bees:

    1. HONEY 2 THE BEE - Billie Piper
    2. HONEY - Bobby Goldsboro
    3. BLACK AND GOLD - Sam Sparro
    4. KILLER QUEEN - Queen
    5. IF I EVER LOSE MY FAITH IN YOU - STING
    6. BEE YOUNG BEE FOOLISH BE HAPPY - The Tams
    7. Mm mm mm mm - CRASH TEST DUMMIES
    8. HONEY HONEY - Abba
    9. HEY HONEY IM PACKIN YOU IN - Bryan Adams
    10. Boogie oogie woogie - TASTE OF HONEY

    Oh well must buzz off.

    Have a nice day, make the most of potentially the last hot one this week!

    Laters

    HRH Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 23.

    SUGAR SUGAR - THE ARCHIES

  • Comment number 24.

    SO very hot this morning. Not burnt in any major way, but do have a nasty heat rash which is driving me round the bend.

    How's about for our honey bees...
    HONEY 2 THE BEE - BILLIE PIPER
    IM A BEE-LEIVER - THE MONKEYS


    Garden duties will have to wait today till 7pm as its far too hot allready out there, but I will be moving the tree stump I dug up over the weekend. Looks like it may end up as a feature at the bottom of the garden.

    Such fun.
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 25.

    Just one more, which was cruelly overlooked for the SW London Flower Show toons last Monday..


    NOTHING BUT FLOWERS - Talking Heads

    #7 Alison and #15 FLorence and #15 Billie - I knew that would put the cat among the marinaded pigeons! There's no reason a gas BBQ can't make food taste grilled and yummy with a delicious marinade, and not a jar or bottle of "bbq sauce" in sight.

    And re the debate over the weekend about the iThingy, just want to make it clear that it wasn't me who insisted on asserting my copyright claim!! There are lots of great words and shorthand invented on this 'ere blog, freely used by all and sundry.

  • Comment number 26.

    mmm mmmm mmm - Crash Test Dummies

    BEE Still my beating heart - STING

    Killer Queen - Queen

  • Comment number 27.

    Morning,


    Multiplication - Bobby Darin

    Sugar Bee - Canned Heat

    Buzz Buzz Buzz - Hollywood flames

    The queen is dead (take me back to dear old Blighty) - The Smiths

    Wild Honey - The Beach Boys

    Me In Honey - R.E.M

    Honey, come back - Glen Campbell

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning all,

    On the same tip as Wendy #19 how about:

    'Subterranean Homesick Blues' - Bob Dylan
    'Immigrant Song' - Led Zep ("We come from the land of the ice and snow....")

    or maybe:

    'Sweetness' - Michelle Gayle

    N x

  • Comment number 29.

    Morning again,

    Come back to what you know - Embrace

    Right back to where we started from - Maxine Nightingale

    Going back to my roots - Odyssey

    Come back brighter - Reef

    Slight return - The Bluetones

    Please release me - Englebert Humperdink

    Freedom - Wham!

  • Comment number 30.

    Something the boys might like... smack the monkey!

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/burton.family/local/smackmonkey.html

    347mph is my quickest time after about seven goes!

  • Comment number 31.

    Or perhaps:

    'So Good To Be(e) Back Home Again' - The Tourists

  • Comment number 32.

    Just remembered this family fave:

    TASTE OF HONEY - The Beatles

    Nothing makes the kids groan more than me singing 'Some Toast and Honey' at breakfast instead of 'A Taste Of Honey'.

  • Comment number 33.

    Where's PSL???

    HONEY BEE KEEP ON STINGING ME - Diana Ross & The Supremes


    Where's Brandon????

    WILD HONEY - U2

    Right, that's m'lot.

  • Comment number 34.

    Happy Mondays all round and Hello Simon, Driveteam and Constructors

    Bee oldies then .. and I made this list before I've read the above.


    WOOD BEEZ - SCRITTI POLITTI

    KILLER QUEEN - QUEEN

    BUZZ BUZZ A DIDDLE IT - MATCHBOX

    HONEY TO THE BEE - BILLIE PIPER

    STINGRAY - SHADOWS


    :^)

  • Comment number 35.

    #OldiesTheme


    However - despite my choices above - the song I would really love to hear
    ... the very classy

    BEESWING - written by RICHARD THOMPSON

    but also covered by CHRISTY MORE, PAOLO NUTINI and a plethora of fine performers who know a decent song when they hear it ..

    RT:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb7LnZoxUf4&feature=related
    PN:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64PT9Xr7VJY&feature=related
    CM:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROHzFywcb_0&feature=related

  • Comment number 36.

    Morning all

    Hurrah, an opportunity for some Black Crowes

    STING ME - The Black Crowes

    Monday thought: If the Eurovision was a sporting contest I think the Beeb would be hauled over the coals by now for the persistent spending of money with zero success. Funded sports are held to account for the public money they spend if the performance isn't there. How come the BBC can commit this money each year to a contest and keep performing so miserably with no accountability?

    Time to get out I think. Transmit it if they must (I assume it's essentially free to broadcast for all Eurovision members and I know some people like it so I have no complaints about showing it) but spending money year after year to send someone to come close to last seems like lunacy when much loved local radio programmes are due to be scrapped and the Beeb has virtually no sport left of any consequence because it's skint.

  • Comment number 37.

    Good morning all, a bit late to the blog today. Its a public holiday over here today - Pentecost.

    BRINGING ON BACK THE GOOD TIMES - LOVE AFFAIR
    WILD HONEY - THE BEACHBOYS
    SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES - BOB DYLAN

  • Comment number 38.

    Another fine bee-connected song ...


    TUPELO HONEY - VAN MORRISON


    :^)

  • Comment number 39.

    #30 Florence. Correct. I like that!

    Packing almost done. Many cries across the office of "Does anybody want/need a [insert name of random, but useless item here]", followed by a 'clunk' as whatever it was gets dropped into the bin.

    I'm (pleasantly) surprised at how quickly 5 years of accumulated junk can be packed into crates.
    We're using a removal company, who are performing admirably, for the big move.

    *glad he doesn't have to manhandle crates himself*

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 40.

    For those busy worker bees........................................................................................


    BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG - THE PRETENDERS

    OR

    COME FLY WITH ME - FRANK SINATRA



    Dougal x...................................................................................................................

  • Comment number 41.

    Sting in the Tail by the Scorpiuons - also gives us an early MOSH!

  • Comment number 42.

    Good morning everyone.

    Apolgies for tardiness; I've been trying catch up after a busy Sunday at a book fair.

    Theme:

    THROUGH WITH BUZZ by STEELY DAN

    Hopefully be back later.

  • Comment number 43.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Honey Bee' by Darts

    'I Got Stripes' by Johnny Cash

    'Buzz Buzz A Diddle It' by Freddie Cannon (or Matchbox)

    'Little Wing' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    'I'm A King Bee' by The Rolling Stones

  • Comment number 44.

    I'm guessing that the bees are being brought over to avoid the much-discussed environmental apocalypse due to lack of pollination.....


    WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? - The Searchers or Joan Baez or Peter Paul & Mary

  • Comment number 45.

    We have a gas barbecue. You get a lot more control over the temperature - there is absolutely no reason why barbecued food needs to be burnt in order to be cooked through properly! We had steaks on Saturday, and they were lovely - Mr B even managed to incorporate our different requirements as to the steaks' pinkness or otherwise. And I agree with Billie about the shop-bought barbecue sauces, but you can make your own marinade really easily.

    One of my pet hates though is referring to barbecues as BBQ... it would make sense if the word was spelled barbeque...and why does it have to be in capitals anyway...?

    ;o)

  • Comment number 46.

    #44 JBG - don't you mean "Peter Pollen Mary"? :P

    Too much coffee? Probably not. One last trip to the old coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 47.

    *skips in from the field*

    Thank you for your good wishes about Jimmy everyone. He's doing fine, thankfully.

    Some great songs for today's theme and all I can add is

    DANCING QUEEN - ABBA

    YOU SEND ME - SAM COOKE (sent from Sweden)

    Love all the BBQ stories from the weekend. I like the smell of BBQs but would only ever eat the salad or a veg kebab.

    Catch you all later

    *waves and skips back through the heather*

  • Comment number 48.

    WELCOME BACK - JOHN SEBASTIAN

    It's good to be(e) BACK HOME AGAIN - JOHN DENVER

  • Comment number 49.

    Hey Simon,

    Oldies.......

    BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ - Huey Lewis and the News (on the Picture This album)
    NATURE'S LAW - Embrace

    Thanks,

  • Comment number 50.

    Good afternoon all - phew! What a scorcher again!

    Southend had it's airshow over the weekend and was blessed with the excellent weather - the traders must be thrilled for once!

    Only choon suggestion is

    SUGAR SUGAR - THE ARCHIES

    Back to the ironing.............

    JW

    Back to the ironing ;0(

  • Comment number 51.

    Afternoon all

    Not moving very well today as played cricket on sat and sun, creaking like a very creaky thing today!

    Can't believe no one has picked

    STING - FIELDS OF GOLD

    or have I missed it.

    Hope everyone is OK as haven't caught up on the weekend's musings.

    cheers

    A

  • Comment number 52.

    I'm wondering how people approach a new blog in the morning (or afternoon, if that is your first visit of the day)? My technique is to scan quickly through to learn the theme - if I haven't already got it from Twitter - post my suggestions and then come back and have a proper read of Simon's post (plus any others who've posted in the mean time). And I also look back to the previous day's blog as there are usually a few early risers who've posted there. So I hope my first post of the day doesn't sound rude or abrupt - I do at least say good morning!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 53.

    #52 Deebee - I tend to read Simon's blog and then, depending on time either read through a few posts or skim through a lot before adding something of my own. If I'm later and there's lots of posts, I'll then go back and read through more carefully. Before Simon posts, I usually have a chance to read through the back-end of the previous day's blog and morning posts.

    I try not to replicate too many oldies from previous posts, although that's hard with some themes.

    Depending on work, teaching and assorted, unanticipated emergencies, I then try to keep reasonably up to date with the blog throughout the day, even if I'm not actually posting.

  • Comment number 54.

    A bit quiet around here today. I shall take the opportunity to drop a few bits off for Katy, who I think might appreciate them.

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  • Comment number 55.

    And then there is this, if anyone fancies a game...

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  • Comment number 56.

    Need to get this one out of my system....

    HIVE TALKIN' - The BEE Gees

    *feels better already*

  • Comment number 57.

    Talking of the Bee Gees, Jeremy Vine played "Run To Me" while they were talking about Robin Gibb last week, which wasn't a song I knew. And then Ricky Ross played a cover of the same song by Ms Hoffs and somebody else whose name I forget from the Bangles on his show on BBC Scotland (being one of the closest fits to his shows).

    Great song.

  • Comment number 58.

    Hmm, that should be Ms Hoffs from the Bangles and somebody else whose name I forget..........

  • Comment number 59.

    #57 Ken, 'Run to Me' is one of my favourite Bee Gees songs - in fact I was hoping that we would have a Bee Gees theme following Robin's death (as we did a Gerry Rafferty theme following his death) so that I could suggest it. But I guess everybody was playing Bee Gees songs last week anyway... Would love to hear Ricky Ross's version as I'm a fan of Deacon Blue.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 60.

    OK ironing finished, hair made to look slightly more presentable - any other 'hot' activities I could possibly have to do today? I hope not.

    I think I might take a long tall glass of something cool and refreshing and sit by the pond and count our fish - did I tell you, we found 5 babies the other day when we were tidying it up.

    I hope they are not the 5 little fishes in the song that 'swam and they swam right over the dam.........' - Max Bygraves (?)

    That would be a good theme for a drivetime one day - songs we remember from our childhoods (basically Children's Favourites in my case and I suspect a few others) ;0)


    JW

  • Comment number 61.

    How about...

    HIVE I THE RIGHT? ~ The Honeycombs

  • Comment number 62.

    #60 Jennie - talking of something cool and refreshing ...

    ... I've just returned home after a hot few hours and after I'd popped a few plant cuttings into the garden, came indoors, opened the fridge and grabbed a nice cool can. Only when I started glugging did I realise it wasn't a Diet Coke - it was a can of Pimms cocktail that mother had left with us yesterday.
    I didn't even both to check the yardarm - or sun - I just drank it all.

    I think I remember it as this ..
    ♫Down in the meadow in an itty bitty pool swam three little fishes and a mamma fishy too ... swim! said the mammar fishy swim if you can ... and they swam and the swam all over the dam ... Boom boom diddum daddum waddam .... choooooo!
    :^D

  • Comment number 63.

    #54 and #55

    Paul O'Sheff - all I can see on this browser are lots of little boxes - and they're not even on a hillside - or made of tickytacky
    :^[

  • Comment number 64.

    #58 Ken, when I saw that Deebee wanted to hear Ricky Ross's version of Run To Me, as a long time fan of Deacon Blue, Ricky and Lorraine, when they were McIntosh-Ross, I had never heard them/him singing the Bee Gees' song, Run To Me, so had a bit of a search and found this by Susannah Hoffs and Matthew Sweet....

    http://www.whosampled.com/cover/view/25655/Matthew%20Sweet%20and%20Susanna%20Hoffs-Run%20to%20Me_Bee%20Gees-Run%20to%20Me/

  • Comment number 65.

    Yes, I meant Ricky Ross played that cover but Susannah and Matthew on his show.

  • Comment number 66.

    But did you enjoy it Katy! ;)

    Sun has decided to go in now that I've decided to go out!

    #53 Deebee - I usually scan Simon's post, try and be clever and think of one choon, post it and then go back and read everything and discover the world and his brother have been just as clever as me in choosing the same song!!

    JW

  • Comment number 67.

    Doh, I mean Ricky Ross with his presenter hat on played that cover by Susannah and Matthew Sweet.

  • Comment number 68.

    #62 Pimms cocktail sounds way more refreshing than Diet Coke...

    ;o)

    #67 Ah okay - my fault, I misread your post!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 69.

    Surely it has to bee-ee-ee-ee-ee PERFECT by Fairground Attraction

    Alan

  • Comment number 70.

    ...and talking of covers, Tom Jones has covered Richard Thompson's "Dimming of the Day" on his new album (which his record company boss probably hates again).

    But for a cracking cover version of that song check out Bonnie Raitt's - wow her voice on there is fantastic. Should have left that one alone Tom!

  • Comment number 71.

    Well done Jilly and Dougal for Honey Honey...

  • Comment number 72.

    Afternoon all,
    A trifle late to the blog, a funeral to attend in a sleepy cotswold village kept me away from any reasonable signal today (bliss to some, no doubt)
    Just wanted to let you all know that child #2, son and heir completed the 26.2 mile Edinburgh marathon, in 3.47.10 - a stunning time in temps of 25 degrees. His Auntie and her hubby who ran too were physically sick due to the heat - but STILL completed the run. Big respect to them all, but running in heat? Our caveman ancestors would be laughing all the way back into the cave!!.....

    Looking forward to the rumoured lower temps tomorrow and even thunderstorms, as long as I'm not riding my bicycle (feels a queen song coming on)

    Time to go, need to paddle in the very cold water in our paddling pool (officially filled for the grandson) see you all tomorrow for another fun day in blogland
    ps good for Flo and Zoe for Killer Queen!

  • Comment number 73.

    #70. And talking of Tom Jones covers, here's one I tweeted about yesterday. Gird your loins, ladies...

    http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2012/05/21/tom-jones-sings-sloop-john-b-1974/

  • Comment number 74.

    Suzieeee, congratulations to your son for completing the Edinburgh marathon yesterday in such hot weatherand I'm not surprised at his Auntie and her husband for being sick as it must have been awful and easy to have become dehydrated, especially with being sick!

    Well done to Zoe for sharing Killer Queen with me. I was hoping to say well done to someone for the last tune, but no name was mentioned and I'm sure there were no names for the tune just before the 6pm news, so quite a few OSMs tonight!

  • Comment number 75.

    Good Evening All :)

    Just a quick pop in before Game of Thrones, then off to bed.

    Me and the mister had a lovely trip out today to Spurn Point http://www.spurnpoint.com/ It was just the ticket, and a much needed pick-me-up. We had a nice walk along on the beach, and in the sea, but we were being very vigilant for the Brown Tailed Moth Caterpillars that are out there in great numbers. They are poisonous, apparently, and there are quite a few warning signs up http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/spurn-caterpillars.html#cr It was a lovely day for it though, and fortunately I had coated myself in factor 50 beforehand.

    We stopped for dinner first, in Withernsea. No offence to Withernsea dwellers, but it was a bit like the seaside town that time (and tourists) forgot. We ate in a cafe that advertised itself 'As seen on TV', but in which programme I dare not to speculate... They did have a parrot though! (not on the menu)

    I was shocked to get a mensh for Killer Queen, as I only had time to tweet 2 song suggestions before we hit the road (the other 'I got stung' by Elvis Presley was also played) Unfortunately I didn't hear the mensh myself, as I was 'caught short' and had to avail myself of a service station toilet (much cleaner than expected!) but the mister heard it, and I listened again when I got home.

    Well done to everyone else who got a mensh :)

    Deebee & others - I always read Simon's blog first, before I launch into the song suggestions, but I don't always comment on what he's said until later. On that note, I fancied a BBQ all weekend, but we don't have one, and it'd be too hazardous with the twins anyway. I'll just have to settle for eating burnt offerings from the cooker instead (no change there then!) ;-)

    I may miss the mensh chasing in the morning, because the twins are at respite tonight, and it's my one chance to sleep past the early hours of the morning. I'll hopefully get chance for a quick natter before they come back from school though.

    Goodnight one and all xx

  • Comment number 76.

    *sings*

    5 little speckled frogs, sat on 5 speckled logs..............


    On Simon's blogs....as soon as I get a look in at the moment, I tend to read the blog as fast as I can, skim through my little song book (a hard copy of an mp3 player~) then post.

    If I only get a look-see at lunchtimes when I get home, then I try to scan quickly through the posts before I post what I know are useless song choices after reading the very clever ones from all of you ;))

  • Comment number 77.

    How rude of me. Forgot to congratulate all who got a menshe, Jilly Dougal, Zoe others ? sorry only heard bits and for Suzieee's offspring running in Edinburgh.

    My fav song on tonight's show was "I Got Stung" - The King

    See you in the morning. ;)

 

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