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It's hayfever. Really.

Simon Mayo | 09:25 UK time, Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Morning and greetings, quiet on the blog yesterday, everyone with stuff to do, people to see. Let's crank things up with a buzzy, active hectic blog of wonder. Final school run for child 2 today as A levels beckon. 14 years is a lot of dropping-off but I wouldn't have missed it for anything. The school run gets a bad press, particularly in the cities but it can be a time when you learn stuff and have conversations that would never happen anywhere else . In the radio fights (which I had with my dad too) she gets too inflict her taste in breakfast radio and I get to lecture her on what they're doing wrong. Hours of fun for everyone. Child 3 will need a lift for a year more and then I will be a retired school runner. The words of "Sunrise Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof arrive all too often these days.
So.
Today we welcome Gryff Rhys-Jones to Drivetime, he's back on BBC1 next week in 'Britain's Lost Routes', a 4 part series uncovering lost routes across the UK. These, he says, are the forgotten pathways that shaped Britain. Britain used to be a difficult country to cross. So there's the Welsh pilgrim's route, an Essex hay transporter's route around the Essex coast, a Tudor Royal procession and a Scottish cattle driving route, and all in the company of the witty and urbane Mr Rhys-Jones.
We don't do 'lost' anymore, not when there is sat-nav and GPS to help but let's try LOST oldies please to shape the tunes from 5 (and sorry for the few flower tunes yesterday; needed to get some Ultravox and Robin Gibb tunes in).
Have a generous and uplifting Tuesday. See at 5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and flaming bloggers,

    LOST oldies, you say?

    Well, you have to start here:

    LOST! - Coldplay

    LOST WEEKEND – Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

    LOST IN FRANCE – Bonnie Tyler

  • Comment number 2.

    Good morning! Perfect timing. Thank you, Simon & team.

    Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

    Lost Weekend - Lloyd Cole & His Commotions

    Lost in Music - Sister Sledge

    Looking for Linda - Hue & Cry

    x

  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    How about:

    LOST IN FRANCE by Bonnie Tyler

    LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE by Bread

    CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU by the Police

    LOST IN MUSIC by Sister Sledge

    ~X~

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi again everyone

    A few lost oldies....

    LOST IN FRANCE ~ Bonnie Tyler

    LOST WEEKEND ~ Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

    THE LOVE I LOST ~ Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

    LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE ~ Bread

    LOST IN LOVE ~ Air Supply

    LOST IN MUSIC ~ Sister Sledge

  • Comment number 5.

    Good morning Simon (need a hankie?), team and bright and breezy bloggers.

    A few lost tunes ...

    LOST IN MUSIC - SISTER SLEDGE

    STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR - 2

    LOST - COLDPLAY

    LOST - JONATHON JEREMIAH

    YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING - THE RIGHTEOUS BROS

    I'M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO FIND ME - RICHARD HAWLEY

    Jx

  • Comment number 6.

    Can't Stand Losing You - The Police

    x

  • Comment number 7.

    Quick poop in - got to get chores done before setting off on my flaming rounds.

    Lost oldies today? Can I suggest:

    LOST - COLDPLAY

    Here's hoping I don't get lost in the back lanes of Wilts in search of the flame. Got to build myself up to explaining to Mini Hoffs that he won't see the yellow plane....

  • Comment number 8.

    Snap! Deebee #3 and my #4... hope it's OK to share the three songs we posted together at exactly the same time! :o)

  • Comment number 9.

    Or maybe

    IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Dusty Springfield

    LOSING MY RELIGION by REM

    I never really had that 'school run' experience. We walked the children to their primary school, then when they started at 'big' school there was a bus. I get the radio fights with Daughter now though when I bring her into town to do her holiday job though.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 10.

    Good morning everyone.

    Glorious sunny morning here in Cumbria again. Does two warm, sunny days make a summer?

    Lost? Well you'd certainly have trouble finding your way around should you end up:

    WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME by U2

    Another of option from the same band, Mo? :0)

  • Comment number 11.

    Good Morning All;

    I enjoyed yesterday's show, a lovely tribute to Robin Gibb, and I enjoyed the interview with Midge Ure, he sounds like a nice fellow.

    It's a sunny day here, and after yesterday's queasiness, the lawn demands to be mowed.

    Oldie suggestion...

    I'LL FIND MY WAY HOME - JON & VANGELIS

  • Comment number 12.

    Can't Get Used to Losing You - The Beat

    x

  • Comment number 13.

    THE WANDERER – Dion & The Belmonts

    WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE - The Animals

    RAMBLE ON – Led Zep

    WHERE DO YOU GO TO, MY LOVELY – Peter Starstedt


    Another busy day, but will try to poop back later, just to keep things looking respectable

    *breaking news - blue sky now appearing*

  • Comment number 14.

    Good morning all,

    How about:

    FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME by GENESIS

    IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT by ODYSSEY

    CIRCLES by THE NEW SEEKERS

    HUNTING HIGH & LOW by A-HA

    WHERE IS THE LOVE by ROBERTA FLACK

    madchick x

  • Comment number 15.

    I haven't heard the Moodies on the wireless for ages:

    LOST IN A LOST WORLD by THE MOODY BLUES

    And it will probably be a while longer before I do ;0)

  • Comment number 16.

    #8 Absolutely, Florence - great minds! There's always going to be duplicates, and it's good to share...

    And please ignore the superfluous 'though' in my post #9

    ;o)

  • Comment number 17.

    SOMEWHERE THEY CAN'T FIND ME - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

    LOST HIGHWAY - BON JOVI

  • Comment number 18.

    Oops, bums, JBG got there first - sorry JBG - can I second it?

    Hope Mr Mayo's last school run went well. I absolutely agree that on the whole its a pretty special time of day. Its that time when your children know that they have you all to themselves and can ask you that particularly tricky question that they have been meaning to ask for ages. We too have music 'discussions' - although the odd story CD does get thrown into the mix and the Fishermen's Friends CD that lives permanently in the car for the days when we can't agree on what we should listen to. We are lucky enough to to have some pretty beautiful scenery to drive through too. Mr Mayo, if you are ever feeling the need to do a school run, I am sure that you would be very welcome to the three Hoffs boys for a morning!

    Got to run. Excited!

  • Comment number 19.

    Lost Oldies:

    HERE THERE & EVERYWHERE - The Beatles

    GOTTA GO HOME - Boney M (without someone shouting 'Barbra Streisand' every 30 seconds)

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all

    Apologoes for any duplications - will read back:

    LOST IN MUSIC - Sister Sledge

    LOST WEEKEND - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

    ROAD TO NOWHERE - Talking Heads.

  • Comment number 21.

    Simon, I wouldn't worry about the lack of flower tunage from yesterday. It seems like Mr Evans played a few of the 'discarded bloom tunes' this morning on his Breakfast Show.

  • Comment number 22.

    Good morning, everybody!

    Here goes, then...

    HELP - THE BEATLES
    LOST IN SPACE - APOLLO 440
    LOST IN MUSIC - SISTER SLEDGE
    ALL THE WAY TO RENO - REM
    TURN TURN TURN - THE BYRDS
    DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER - OASIS

    Yesterday's server problem has been fixed. It would seem that my roaming profile, err.. roamed.
    Now all I have to do is reinstall everything, set up all my files and shortcuts again and hope that the problem doesn't re-surface!
    Simples! :P
    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 23.

    Win Some Lose Some - Robbie Williams

    That's my lot for today.

    X

  • Comment number 24.

    Or an oldie from Reg?

    WHERE TO NOW ST PETER? by ELTON JOHN

  • Comment number 25.

    Morning all. A lovely sunny day to return to the blog.

    I have to admit that I get lost quite a lot. I don't have sat-nav so I quite often manage to get lost in town centres etc. It all adds to the thrill of the journey!

    Lost oldies:
    Adding another vote for 'Lost in France' - Bonnie Tyler just because it's a great song and I hope to re-enact it later this summer!
    Lost Highway - Bon Jovi
    Lost in Music - Sister Sledge
    You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
    Where Did Your Heart Go - Wham!

    Must go and read back......

  • Comment number 26.

    Another one that springs to mind which is what you might be doing when you're lost:

    HOMEWARD BOUND - Simon & Garfunkel

    or even...

    MISSING - Everything But the Girl

  • Comment number 27.

    IS THIS THE WAY TO AMARILLO? - Tony Chistie

    Go on, it will make everyone smile in the sunshine!


    #18 Hoffs, of course, no problem. As we always say, there's no exclusivity on this blog.

    #21 - mcw - ha, yes I noticed that too!

  • Comment number 28.

    One more before I go:

    HAVE YOU SEEN HER? by THE CHI LITES

  • Comment number 29.

    I'm looking forward to hearing Gryff Rhys-Jones today on DT also looking forward watching his TV series, uncovering lost routes across the UK.

    I don't know if anyone watches Adrian Edmondson's series about the Dales, but as a countryside lover, I really enjoy it and I loved his series 'Ade in Britain' that was on during the afternoons a few months ago.

  • Comment number 30.

    One from the ex-president's wife?

    LE TEMPS PERDU by CARLA BRUNI

    which is a cracking little song!

  • Comment number 31.

    #27 - That would be Tony Christie. Never a good start to the day when you can't find your r's.

  • Comment number 32.

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    THE THEME FROM MAHOGANY (DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO?) - DIANA ROSS

    SHOW ME THE WAY - PETER FRAMPTON

  • Comment number 33.

    Morning everyone...................yeh we have sun!............about time too..............


    DAZED AND CONFUSED - LED ZEPPELIN

    RAMBLE ON - LED ZEPPELIN

    MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE - POLICE

    OPEN ROAD - BRYAN ADAMS

    HERE I GO AGAIN - WHITESNAKE

    ROAM - THE B52s

    HITCH A RIDE - BOSTON


    I hope fine and dandy is a good description for everyone today.......................

    Dougal x.................................with no coat.................................................

  • Comment number 34.

    Just time for one more, so better make it a good 'un


    TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS - John Denver


    Can you please just fill the show with all the suggestions so far - they're all good.

  • Comment number 35.

    One more from me which I think fulfills my obligations to help the blog move along as per Lord Ammo's decree above:

    YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE by MICHAEL BUBLÉ

    Be back later

  • Comment number 36.

    Oh oh oh ...

    NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK - THE VELVELETTES

    WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO - THE SUPREMES

    :)

  • Comment number 37.

    O o o o o o o o .................. just one more:

    YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN THE KITCHEN AT PARTIES by JONA LEWIE

    Definitely gone now

  • Comment number 38.

    Too Lost In You - Sugababes

  • Comment number 39.



    ROAD TO NOWHERE - TALKING HEADS




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

  • Comment number 40.

    PARADISE LOST by THE HERD (voice of Peter Frampton) would be rather excellent Simon

  • Comment number 41.

    Morning all

    I LOST IT - Lucinda Williams
    LOST HIGHWAY - Bap Kennedy

  • Comment number 42.

    cant get used to losing you - The Beat
    cant stand losing you - Police
    Disappear - INXS
    Lose yourself - Eminem
    Losing my religion - rem
    road to nowhere - talking heads
    rescue me - madonna
    country road take me home - john denver

  • Comment number 43.



    I'VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU - BEE GEES

    WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE - THE ANIMALS

    I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF - DIONNE WARWICK



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

  • Comment number 44.

    Happy Tuesdays All Round and hello Simon, DriveTeam and Constructors
    :^)

    SO many lost choons!

    EVERY END HAS A START - EDITORS

    LOST ART OF KEEPING A SECRET - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

    LOSING MY RELIGION - REM

    LOST WEEKEND - LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS

  • Comment number 45.

    Morning all,
    DT team, bloggers, petpoppets and the misty-eyed DT Dude.
    We've all been there, cast off like an old pair of slippers - but don't worry, kids are like boomerangs, they just keep coming back for more!

    Child #2 (son and heir) is running in the Edinburgh marathon this weekend - in aid of the BHF (his dad died of a heart attack at 49) - and no, I did not help with his training APART from nagging him to get a check-up at the docs and washing the kit (held at arms length) - BUT he is of course grateful for the donations I & my friends are making to his justgiving site....finally appreciation in the form of cold hard cash.

    RE Themeof LOST, as I had a mensh last night (very end of the show, missed it as I was eating chinese!) I should really bow out, but just the ONE song? pretty please?

    I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR by U2

    Going to read back now, apols if it's already been listed..

    Back later for some craic, I have time today - Mondays are never good (as Bob Geldof will tell you)

  • Comment number 46.

    Back again

    Forgot to say earlier - hope everyone is well and enjoying the sunshine!

    YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER FOOL LIKE ME - New Seekers

  • Comment number 47.

    Good morning all, sunshine at last!

    WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO - SUPREMES

    KEEP SEARCHIN' - DEL SHANNON

    DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE? - DIONNE WARWICK

    TWO LITTLE BABES IN THE WOOD - HARPERS BIZARRE

  • Comment number 48.

    #45 Suzieeee, I've sent you a message on FB.

  • Comment number 49.

    #45 ps here's the space that belongs between Theme & of in my hasty blog.

    It's a lovely sunny day here today - and I heard yesterday that next Monday has been declared as the day for the funeral of my ex boss, mentor & friend who like Robin Gibb, was just 62 years old.
    I really hope we have a sunny day then - it'll make it easier to get away with sunglasses at the 'do'

  • Comment number 50.

    Road choons:


    UP AROUND THE BEND - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

    HIDE AND SEEK - HOWARD JONES

    WHERE I'M HEADED - LENE MARLIN

    WHEREVER YOU ARE - NEIL FINN

    FIND THE RIVER - REM


    :^)

  • Comment number 51.

    Another from me

    NAVIGATOR - THE POGUES/KRIS DREVER

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    My oh my how time flies, I remember when you announced the birth of your daughter on Radio 1!!!

    I have a Sat nav and had it since 2007 and have never updated it on tinternet so I am probably missing more speed camera erections!!!

    Oh well here we go:

    1. LOST WEEKEND - Lloyd Cole and the commotions
    2. LOST IN FRANCE - Bonnie Tyler
    3. LOST IN MUSIC - Sister SleDGE
    4. I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR - U2
    5. EVERY LOSER WINS - Nick Berry
    6. CANT STAND LOSING YOU - The Beat
    7. HAVE YOU SEEN HER? - The Chilites
    8. MISSING - Everything but the girl
    9. LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE - Bread
    10. DISAPPEAR - INXS

    Have a gorgeous day

    Sorry Simon cannot listen to the last half hour tonight as we are putting an extra class on the kid beginners as there is a grading on Sunday.

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 53.

    Morning all, lovely sunny one too. The last school run is marked but it's all those other little things that just stop and you can't remember when...lifting a little one into the trolley at the supermarket, lifting a little one out the bath and sitting with them wrapped in a towel on your knee.... :'-(

    *wipes hayfever induced tear from eye*

    THE VELVELETTES....NEEDLE IN A HATSTACK

    MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS....NOWHERE TO RUN

    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 54.

    Time for a caffeine injection. CBuzz, have you rebooted the grinder yet?

    I WILL FOLLOW - U2

    FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME - Genesis

    GO YOUR OWN WAY - Fleetwood Mac

    NOWHERE MAN - The Beatles

    and finally

    YOU AIN'T GOING NOWHERE - The Byrds or Bob Dylan

  • Comment number 55.

    CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME by BLIND FAITH

  • Comment number 56.

    JUNIOR WALKER & THE ALL STARS...I AIN'T GOING NOWHERE

    PSL

  • Comment number 57.

    Morning All,

    Brief pop by today

    'All Along The Watchtower' Jimi Hendrix, just for the line ' There must be some way out of here said the joker to the thief'

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 58.

    #54 JBG, Grinder rebooted and, fortunately, hasn't roamed.
    Shortbread, anyone? One of my colleages is leaving and brought in goodies.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 59.

    Morning all.

    To the voice in the satnav......

    Oh Babe what would you say? - Hurricane Smith.

    OOps must go and blow my flame out.... Have fun Hoffs :)

  • Comment number 60.

    #54 Mmmm shortbread, yes please, just in time for elevenses :)

    Glad you had a flaming good time yesterday Sal, hope Hoffs has similar fun in the sun today.

    Jx

  • Comment number 61.

    #45 Blimey, Suzieeee - 49... so young :o( I also support the BHF in memory of my Dad. Is there a link to the justgiving site from your FB page? No need to post it here - I can pop over and have a look later.

    #53 Funny, PSL - reading your post just coincided with a hay fever attack here too...

    :'o(

    I hate getting lost, it makes me quite panicky if I don't know where I'm going. I have satnav now, but I always used to try and memorise the route if I was going somewhere on my own and had nobody to give me directions. Once I got completely lost in the centre of Birmingham (I'm just a country girl). I ended up going down a one way street, and was faced with an ambulance coming towards me, lights blazing. Scary...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 62.

    Looking forward to GR-J on tonight's show. He's always a good interview and has done so many varied things. Loved Midge Ure last night. Took me right back. Such an articulate chap he is too. Keep the fab guests coming, Mr M!

    CBzz, I left a suggestion for you on yesterday's blog. Coffee & shortbread? Yes please. My Gran makes the best shortbread ever!

    x

  • Comment number 63.

    #58, thanks CBzz, don't mind if I do.

    #59 Sal. Is that a euphemism?

  • Comment number 64.

    Just listening to Monday's confession and I was reminded of the book I have: "Rock Stars in Their Underpants" by Paula Yates (see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stars-Their-Underpants-Paula-Yates/dp/0907080057/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337681583&sr=8-1-spell)

  • Comment number 65.

    Good morning all - lovely sunny day - haven't been out yet though, so don't know how warm it is.

    Good day for gardening - see you later.

    JW

  • Comment number 66.

    'Sign O The Times' Prince

  • Comment number 67.

    Morning all

    My directionally challenged offerings:

    'Let Me Show You (The Way To Go)' - Michael Jackson
    'Somewhere Only We Know' - Keane
    'One Way Or Another' - Blondie
    'Dead End Street' - The Kinks


    N x

  • Comment number 68.

    Morning Blogpoppets one and all! What a glorious ride in to Horsforth on a newly cleaned Blackie. The smell of cut grass wafting on the air and masses of polleny stuff. A good day for getting lost deliberately.

    Off to reminisce when my hay fever started – just before my A-levels 32 years ago – eeek! Where did all the time go?

  • Comment number 69.

    #53 thanks PSL, for reminding me - you're right, some things stop happening and you don't even realise it.
    Post-bath, sitting on my lap towel-wrapped I always used to sing rock a bye baby to my #3 - she's now a good foot taller than me!
    As Sandy Denny so neatly puts it 'Who knows where the time goes'

    #59 erm, are you supposed to blow the flame out? - OOOPS too late
    *Sal relights olympic flame with passers-by lighter (it's ok nobody noticed)*


    Re theme (just one more,
    CALL OFF THE SEARCH by the erstwhile R2 daaahrling Katie Meluah

  • Comment number 70.

    There, thats cooled things down a bit!

    Thanks Jilly.

    John, it may well be ;)

    Gotta fly....

  • Comment number 71.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Midnight At The Lost And Found' by Meatloaf

    'Mother's Lament' by Cream

    'Where Does Yer Go Now?' by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

  • Comment number 72.

    Hello all

    I’ve been a fan of Mr Mayo for years and have read the blog faithfully since the start but never quite got round to posting until now.

    So some lost songs -

    The Lost Act of Conversation – Divine Comedy

    Missing – Beck

    Lost in the Supermarket – The Clash

    Lost – The Cure

    Losing My Religion – REM

    I’m Looking for Someone – Richard Hawley

    Subterranean Homesick Alien – Radiohead

    I think I am losing you – Duke Special

    You’re Missing – Bruce Springsteen


    Have a good day everyone


    Wendy

  • Comment number 73.

    #69....

    Double Ooops! :O

  • Comment number 74.

    #61 I'll put the link up, as I was telling H, I emailed my friends who knew both dad and son - it seemed appropriate, but we have a last push on to get the total to 100% by this weekend....so will go for it.
    I'm hesitating about sending it around work as they are by and large tight bas*&rds (no offence, but they are!) and it would just be bad timing what with my ex-boss passing a week ago today with the same medical condition as my son's father.

  • Comment number 75.

    #62 Mo, Fantastic idea! I'll get back to you nearer the time, if that's ok? My diary for the next few weeks is filling up fast!

    #64 Welcome to the blog, Skizz. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of other sources available for viewing celebrities in their underwear ;)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 76.

    Halloo Wendy!

  • Comment number 77.

    #72 Warmest of welcomes, Wendy! It is lovely to 'see' you.

    What took you so long??? ;-)

  • Comment number 78.

    #72 Hello Wendy - welcome to the blog!

    *grump old woman alert*

    Just over-heard a conversation at work. When did "absolutely" take over from a simple "yes"? One colleague has just said "absolutely" about 6 times in a very short conversation! Grrrr :-)

  • Comment number 79.

    #78 Here's the missing 'y' - I was obviously so overcome with grumpiness!

  • Comment number 80.

    Hello and welcome to all newcomers, especially wendy... reading the blog faithfully from the start! Glad you decided to dip your toe in the water. Hope you all stick around and join in the fun :)

  • Comment number 81.

    Still here - waiting for Mr to finish reading 'important' emails.

    Having MS is a bl&*$y nuisance at times! I can get down to the ground to do the weeding etc but then can't get up again without help - beached whale isn't in it!

    I did think of

    WHERE DO YOU GO TO MY LOVELY - PETER SARSTEDT Can we share, JBG?

    Wecome to the new bloggers of today - pull up a keyboard and have fun!

    JW

  • Comment number 82.

    Good to "see" you Wendy. I think a few of us lurked for a bit before dipping our toes in. Hope you'll come back and join in the banter as well as the mensh chasing. We come with a recommendation from Simon himself ;-)

    #75 no problem cBzz. Just let me know. (I'm assuming you know I'm actually overseas and this will be a virtual passing of the torch)

    Good luck to Master Suzieee. Great cause & very poignant for you all. Imagine that will be quite a difficult run. Lots of hilly bits.

    x

  • Comment number 83.

    #72 Amazing! How does one read this 'ere blog and not feel like jumping in with their two-pennorth?
    Welcome anyway Wendy, you'll be glad you took the plunge.

    #78 have you watched Twentytwelve? that's the kind of annoying 'PR speak' that Siobhan Sharpe uses.

    *grumpy old woman #2 alert*

    When did it happen that when people ask 'can we do *something*' they now usually get the reply 'No, that's fine' meaning 'Yes, that's fine'. NO means no, doesn't it??

  • Comment number 84.

    #72 Hello Wendy, and welcome. Lovely to see you here at last! Hopefully we all seem like good friends to you already. I hope now you've taken the plunge you'll be able to stay and chat.

    It makes me wonder how many other regular lurkers are out there, reading the blog every day and not joining in. We tend to think it's just us, but this is a public BBC site after all...

    ;o)

    #78 Couldn't agree more, Tortie - absolutely...!

    ;o)

  • Comment number 85.

    #82 thanks, Mo - yes, Edinburgh has it's high points (I think the route takes in the castle mound) - it's also luckily likely to be cooler than here in the softy South which is a bonus if it's going to be a hot weekend

  • Comment number 86.

    #83 I loved the series Suzieee - if anyone starts saying "yah" instead of yes, I will go absolutely mad!

    #84 LOL !

  • Comment number 87.

    #86 apparently I can do a very good Siobhan Sharpe impression - rambling on without achieving any actual pertinent information, in other words. So says Mr e.

  • Comment number 88.

    Hi and welcome Wendy... *waves*

    A bike racer friend of ours (male) has the nickname Wendy... it's not you is it? ;o)

  • Comment number 89.

    #87 Did you see the pre-recorded message from the 2012 Head of Deliverance at the end of last night's One Show? Brilliant, as usual! Apparently it should have been shown on Friday, but they ran out of time.

  • Comment number 90.

    #89 No I didn't - I am presuming it wasn't Hugh B?!
    'they ran out of time' says it all really, proper TV in the 'Nationwide' standard of boadcasting excellence....

  • Comment number 91.

    #90 It was the lovely Hugh B aka "Head of Deliverance"!

  • Comment number 92.

    #72 Hello wendy, welcome aboard!

    #78 Do you remember "Absolutely!", a comedy sketch show with Jack Docherty and Morwenna Banks (amongst others)?

    #82 Mo, I assumed that would be the case, but it wouldn't be fair for you to be poised in the virtual blocks, while I'm in a meeting!

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 93.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone! Yes, I will stay & chat.

    #78 for a moment I wondered how you knew I was a grumpy old woman …

    #88 nope, definitely a girl

    Why has it taken me so long to post? I was at the Wittertainment Robert Redford thing, it was fantastic and it made me decide to get more involved I’ve always read Simon’s bit but not the comments, I tend to avoid the “bottom half of the internet”. Simon’s warm remarks about you should have made me realise I had nothing to fear.

  • Comment number 94.

    A warm welcome to all new bloggers. I have just about finished my first 12 months probation here and have to admit it is a very friendly place to be.

    A few late thoughts for todays tunes:-
    COMING AROUND AGAIN - CARLY SIMON
    CANT HELP WONDER WHERE IM BOUND - SIMON & GARFUNKLE
    ATLANTIS - THE SHADOWS

  • Comment number 95.

    Afternoon Troops

    Only managed to read back a wee bit - pushed for time.

    I'll suggest

    ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME - SANDY SHAW

    NOWHERE MAN - THE BEATLES

    STREETS OF LONDON - RALPH MCTELL

    FARAWAY EYES - THE ROLLING STONES

    Catch you later

    Shona X

  • Comment number 96.

    Does anyone remember the comedy series 'Coupling' from a few years ago? Brilliant sitcom a bit like a British 'Friends' but funnier and bluer. Anyway, one of the characters, called Susan, used the word 'apparently' rather a lot. I do it sometimes to annoy Mr B...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 97.

    Welcome Wendy - how exciting to be at Wittertainment live with Robert Redford - it sounded as though it was great fun.

    Hello also to Skizz

    Jennie Wren - poor you :/ I've no excuses, but my garden is becoming increasingly weed-infested. I need to finish creosting the fence this week after work but I'm taking my inspiration from you and I'll do the weeding this weekend!

    #61 that must have been scary indeed Deebee. I managed to get lost yesterday and ended up going through a ford, as my car is quite 'low' I was panicking the whole way through that it was going to choke and die any moment!

  • Comment number 98.

    #96 I love 'Coupling' Deebee - a work of genius from Stephen Moffat - I have the DVDs and watch them regularly.

    I had a colleague at a previous school who used the word "actually" all the time. Frustrating and funny in equal measure; infamously in one 2 minute monologue he used it 27 times!

  • Comment number 99.

    #93 I heard the podcast of that show, Wendy - it was very good. Although they did seem rather nervous that Robert Redford would turn up on time, as he has a reputation for being late.

    #97 A friend of ours wrote off a nearly-new BMW (other makes of car also available...) by driving it through a ford and flooding the engine.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 100.

    #96 Used to love that show, especially the hilarious Jeff!

    x

 

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