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The Eagle has Landed

Simon Mayo | 09:27 UK time, Tuesday, 26 June 2012

So the GP says I can go to work unless I'd rather not. I say I'd rather work thank you. No I haven't been travelling or met exotic animals or birds. A bug it is then. Drink water and take it easy (as The Eagles would say, more of them in a minute). So this is what I am doing. I would rather have a coffee but I'm told that won't help. Same for alcohol and fruit. Bland is the way forward, disappointingly. Thanks for the get well messages, hopefully no one noticed a thing on air. No emergency segues were needed, we kept calm and, well you know the rest.
Today we welcome (in an excited state) the arrival of Glenn Frey to the show. We play his wonderful Eagles tunes with great regularity and his solo stuff is still requested loads. Now he has an album of 14 standards out which take us through the song writing skills of Brian Wilson, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington and Tony Bennett. He's dedicated it to his parents but the real impetus for the album was Clint Eastwood. He asked him to sing at a party and to try something from the 40's. It went down so well, it was just a matter of time before this album took shape. Glenn will sing tonight and an Eagles standard is promised too.
And oldies please on the theme of SPORTS DAY. 'Tis the season for parents to be rehearsing either their excuses or their sprinting skills, while the children take part in non-competitive, vaguely energetic 'activities'. Some schools did "World Sports Day' yesterday, others have all the fun still to come. Your top sports day tunes please.
Have a groovy and cool Tuesday, see you after 5

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Blog Chums

    HOLD THE LINE - TOTO

    For the Tug O' War

    (Glad you are feeling better Simon)

  • Comment number 2.

    Happy Tuesdays All Round and Hello to Simon and Driveteam
    #SportsDayOldies


    AN END HAS A START – EDITORS

    IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT – MANIC STREET PREACHERS

    FALL AT YOUR FEET – CROWDED HOUSE

    RUNNIN DOWN A DREAM – TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

    :^)


    *TORCH RELAY*
    Today - Day 39 - sees the 'lympic torch carried from Sheffield to Cleethorpes on the Lincolnshire coast. It will pass through Rotherham, Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Grimsby amongst other towns and villages.
    But for now - it's in the hands of a fine gentleman and vendor of sweeties and beer and crisps and newspapers and all manner of tempting goodies: PAUL OF SHEFFIELD and will be passing very close to soon-to-be-birthday girl ZOE DOUBLE-EWE
    :^)


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  • Comment number 3.

    Hi again Simon and blogpoppets

    I hope everyone is feeling much better on this lovely sunny day. Glad the doctor has said you're OK to work, Simon... just keep on drinking the water!


    GET READY ~ The Temptations

    READY TO GO ~ Republica

    TAKE IT ON THE RUN ~ REO Speedwagon

    RUN TO YOU ~ Bryan Adams

    JUMP ~ Van Halen

    READY TO START ~ Arcade Fire

    RUN ~ Snow Patrol

  • Comment number 4.

    In light of the age group for Sports Day and the fact its a great song:

    YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE - Candi Staton

  • Comment number 5.

    Was only just saying - the other day - whatever the #OldiesTheme might be ...

    .. Glenn Frey's 'The Heat Is On' is the choon to choose

    ;^D

  • Comment number 6.

    Shall we just C&P all the Winner/Loser/Line choons from yesterday?!

    :^D

  • Comment number 7.

    :o)) at #6 Katy!

  • Comment number 8.

    Morning,

    Sackville - Inspiral Carpets

    Achilles last stand - Led Zeppelin

    No hopers, Joker and Rogues - Fisherman's Friends

    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

    Embarrassment - Madness

    Loser - Beck

    The Winner takes it all - Abba

    Don't let me down - Wonderstuff

    Substitute - The Who

  • Comment number 9.

    DADDY COOL - BONEY M ( OR DARTS?)

    I FALL TO PIECES - PATSY CLINE

    FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS - MARMALADE

    START ME UP - ROLLING STONES

  • Comment number 10.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Glad you are feeling better Simon. Yep! water is the key, bland I know and not to mention frequent trips to the little boys room!

    Wendy, apologies but I think I may have confused you viz a viz the blockbusters post, it is actually I that has a backlog of 4 weeks work to watch on my hard drive!!!

    Oh and I checked back through the archives and it appears my first blog post was 6th May 2011 ( i thought it was earlier but hey ho) does this make me a VET?

    Time to get sporty:

    1. RUN TO YOU - Bryan Adams
    2. KEEP ON RUNNING - Spencer Davis Group
    3. THE RACE - Yello
    4. START - The Jam
    5. EVERYONE'S A WINNER - Hot Chocolate
    6. WINNER TAKES IT ALL - Abba
    7. LONG RUN - Eagles
    8. WAR - Edwin Starr
    9. GET READY - Temptations
    10. GO NOW - Moody Blues

    Have nice days

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi,

    As rambled about on the previous blog....

    Cake - The Distance for Sport's day oldies

    Please!

    Ta ever so

    Rips

    X

  • Comment number 12.

    SLIPIN' AND SLIDIN' - LITTLE RICHARD

  • Comment number 13.

    Good morning everyone .......... observing protocol: quick curtsy, first to the mugwump, and then to the blogvets who outrank me ;0)

    Theme:

    RUNNING TO STAND STILL by U2

    is almost appropriate and sums up my life perfectly right now.

    Be back later.

  • Comment number 14.

    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    Dignity - Deacon Blue
    Dont give up - Gabrielle/Bush
    Going for Gold - Shed 7
    Running in the family - Level 42
    Shattered Dreams - Johhny Hates Jazz
    Smells like teen spirit - Nivarna
    The man with the child in his eyes - Kate Bush
    The winner takes it all - Abba
    Tripping - Robbie Williams
    Wicked Games - Chris Isaak

  • Comment number 15.

    Good morning,

    Simon, Keep calm and carry on drinking water then.

    Choooons:

    LIFE IN THE FAST LANE by The Eagles
    THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL by Abba

    Must dash... Sorting out a Pre-School sports day.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 16.

    Morning all

    Glad you recovering Simon.

    For al lSports Days:

    Jeux Sans Frontieres - Peter Gabriel

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 17.

    #7 LOL. It's SO tempting, Flo
    :^D

    As the blog hasn't really sprung into life - I shall offer choons that have:
    No Winners and No Losers - it's the Taking Part that counts - blah blah blah


    SHINE - TAKE THAT

    SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND - PINK FLOYD

    WALK DON'T RUN - VENTURES

    DADDY COOL - BONEY M


    :^)

  • Comment number 18.

    #16 Oops don't know what happened there, or who al lsports is!

    I blame the new contact lenses!! : )

  • Comment number 19.

    After my 10 year old's recent performance in his schools' sports day heats (yes, competititve sports day is back this year after years of parental badgering that we don't mind if our kids don't always win something!) he ended up both:

    BREATHLESS - The Corrs

    and found it

    HARDER TO BREATHE - Maroon 5 (this week's number 1 artist pop pickers)

  • Comment number 20.

    Coffee time and my banana looks remarkably like a Danish pastry today ;)

  • Comment number 21.

    BOYS AND GIRLS - BLUR

    BOYS AND GIRLS - MIKA

    BOYS AND GIRLS - PIXIE LOTT

  • Comment number 22.

    Good Morning all

    JAKE THE PEG - ROLF HARRIS
    (for the 3 legged race)

  • Comment number 23.

    SPORT (THE ODD BOY) by THE BONZO DOG BAND

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning All,

    'I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down' Elvis Costello

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 25.

    Morning all - hope you continue to feel better Mr M and the same to anyone else on the blog today who is feeling under the weather - sending virtual TLC from deepest darkest Wilts.

    Its Day 2 in the Lurgy-Household. One patient despatched back to school this morning. One left lurking on the sofa. The sporty one who is never ill. Doc diagnosed 'hayfever-dehydration-headache-post-exam-knackeredness-and-general-pants-feeling' and prescribed lots of rest, fluid and general TLC. I think thats probably within the bounds of my nursing capabilities. Harry Potter DVD marathon postponed from yesterday will begin at 11am sharp if anyone wants to join us....

    As for World Sports Day, that's on Friday for me. New school, so not sure if there's a parents race, but if so, the day would would go in song titles like this:

    I WON'T LET YOU DOWN - PHD

    RUNNING TO STAND STILL - U2

    FALLING OVER (MY FEET) - GUILLEMOTS

    EMBARRASSMENT - MADNESS

    and finally

    TORTOISE REGRETS HARE - JAMES YORKSTON

    OK, off to read back now and walk the dog before whipping up some nutritious fruit salad and settling on the sofa....

  • Comment number 26.

    #22 Hee hee Vildean! I hope that song gets chosen ;)

    Worryingly, I have the single.

  • Comment number 27.

    THE BEATLES - Run For Your Life

    THE BEATLES - I Am The Walrus ("I am the egg man")

    BLUR - Girls and Boys

    CHRIS DIFFORD - Parents

    MADNESS - I'll Compete

    VAN MORRISON _ Sack O'Woe

    YELLO - The Race

    For Mum or Dad when they take part in the parents race and make fools of themselves:
    MADNESS - Embarrassment

    And for the egg and spoon race I won with the help of a tiny bit of chewing gum:
    STATUS QUO - Break The Rules

  • Comment number 28.

    #20 Shona LOL!
    Mine is croissant-shaped
    :^)


    On re-reading the above, note that Simon has asked for Sports Day Excuses, so -

    MY HIPS DON'T LIE - SHAKIRA

    LOST IN FRANCE - BONNIE TYLER

    ALL STOOD STILL - ULTRAVOX

  • Comment number 29.

    Lots of fab choices when I read back just now, although thanks to Vildeen, my patient is now whistling 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down' having spotted the words 'Rolf Harris' on the screen. I suspect that will be today's ear worm.

    #3 - Florence - definitely would second you on the 'keep drinking' advice, having had a bit of a lecture this morning from the doc about how long dehydration headaches can take to go. Pint glasses at the ready here - after all, its not like we are short of water at the moment is it - it would be rude not to.

    #8 - Phil - Fishermen's Friends - fab choice - we like that one!

    #13 - Harry - can we share U2 please? Hopefully things will begin to 'speed up' for you soon x

    #20 - Shona - you need to watch those bananas disguised as danish pastries - one is never enough....

  • Comment number 30.

    Good morning, again, everyone!

    Mrs coffeeBuzz-to-be was supposed to be marshalling troops of primary school children through their sports day yesterday. Unfortunately nobody had planned any swimming events, so it was postponed until Thursday.
    It's lovely and sunny today. Hopefully that will last until the new sports day! :)

    School sports oldies (not read back, so apologies for unwittingly seconding):

    TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN SPORT - ROLF HARRIS
    OUR HOUSE - MADNESS (for the house-type shenanigans)
    JUMP - VAN-HALEN
    THE RACE - YELLO
    SUNBURN - MUSE (my memory of a very hot sports day)

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 31.

    Oh - I keep forgetting to say - Glenn Frey?!! How exciting. My seat is booked by the wireless for later....

    #28* - KatyMac - just had a coffee spillage as I laughed loudly at your lost in France excuse! Keep them coming!!

    (*such a good number - all the best choc muffin eaters are born on 28th)

  • Comment number 32.

    #29 Hoffs, it's not so much that things are slow; it's the eagerness of third-parties to take away my hard earned cash. I only took £34 in the shop yesterday (a whole days work for me); it cost me £35 for a 5 minute check-up at the dentist this morning. Mr Micawber's wise words spring to mind.

  • Comment number 33.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Glad you are feeling better Simon.

    Back down to earth with a bump this morning. No reflection on Norwegian Air, obviously - one of the better 'budget' companies I have flown with (others are also available...) Back to work and a backlog of emails to catch up on. Who knew such a lot could happen in 2 days... :o(

    I wasn't planning to play the choon chasing game today - thought there would be 100s of posts by now to be honest - but I would like to second ponyclubmum's suggestion of

    RUNNING IN THE FAMILY by Level 42 (wah!)

    and also throw in

    RUN TO ME by the Bee Gees

    ~X~

  • Comment number 34.

    And another thing - we can't ignore this song:

    LET'S GET PHYSICAL - ONJ

    Because lets face it, how many times have we seen the dads doing surreptitious stretching and limbering up whilst glancing furtively at the competition? I often think it would be better if the school just popped this song on the loudspeaker and invited all the fathers to limber up in sync. I am sure they would be more than happy to if there was an ONJ figure at the front spurring them on.....

  • Comment number 35.

    Good Morning Each! (passes torch to Zoe)

    '3 Legs' by Paul and Linda McCartney

    'If The Kids Are United' by Sham 69

    'Jump' by Van Halen

    'Relay' by The Who

  • Comment number 36.

    #32 - Harry - oh no, that must have been so frustrating. In which case, my choice of words was wrong. I hope that things pick up for you soon. (Also, I have DM'd you)

  • Comment number 37.

    'Daddy You're A Fool To Cry' Rolling Stones

  • Comment number 38.

    #33 - Hellooooo Deebee!*

    *much waving

  • Comment number 39.

    Talking of kids...

    I was chatting to a fellow shopkeeper, Brahim, whilst at the wholesalers today, and he told of one of his customers, who had the following conversation with him yesterday afternoon.

    'Brahim, you must congratulate me. I became a Grandmother for the first time, early this morning'

    'That is really lovely news, Mrs ????. Are mother and child both well?'

    'I am going to see them now, but son-in-law says that they are fine.'

    'Boy or girl?

    'We have a granddaughter, 7lb 6oz, and with a shock of black hair, apparently'

    'And have they chosen a name for her, yet?'

    'Err, yes, they have.' Slightly uncomfortable pause.....


    'They've called her.....









    Fruitgum'

  • Comment number 40.

    Morning All,

    Glad everyone is on the mend, I can tell I'm still not myself, typed this comment once and lost its, cannot remember what my choices were, I'l blame it on my condition not my age.

    Simon, as like me your off the coffee, tea, alcohol etc. try a few Goji Berries in a cup adding hot water and drink, a guy at work suggested it, its unusual but not unpleasant.

    Suggested tunes some were as above:-

    THE RACE - YELLO
    KEEP ON RUNNING - SPENCER DAVIES GROUP
    GOLD - SPANDAU BALLET
    AIN'T WHAT YOU DO - THE FUN BOY THREE & BANANARAMA
    I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU - THE REMBRANTS
    SHOUT - TEARS FOR FEARS.

    and I cannot resist choosing

    LIFE IN THE FAST LANE - THE EAGLES
    THE HEAT IS ON - GLENN FREY

    Good day to all
    Sharon

  • Comment number 41.

    Morning all

    Hope all poorly bloggers & their families are doing ok today.

    #6 Katy and the rain ones too!

    #10 Mandy – thanks, just checking I wasn’t missing any!


    Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

    Race for the prize – The Flaming Lips

    So Fast, So Numb - REM

    The Finish Line – Snow Patrol

    Clothes of Sand – Nick Drake

    Start to End – Sons & Daughters

    Closer to the start – Duke Special

    Losering – Whiskeytown

    I tweeted the first couple as I knew I would be tardy posting

  • Comment number 42.

    A few suggestions:

    Snow Patrol - Run
    Lighthouse Family - Run
    Van Halen - Jump
    Jack Johnson - Better Together (for those doing the 3 legged race)
    Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
    Madness - Embarassment
    Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
    Muse - Time is Running Out
    Starship - Nothing's going to stop us now

  • Comment number 43.

    Morning all !!! Glad your on the mend Simon, I recommend dry toast and boiled water sipped at regular intivals.

    Cherub had her sports day yesterday afternoon. The children came out to the music 'Chariots of fire' waiving flags of the nations and carrying pretend olympic torches. It was lovely to see, and we were blessed with warm sunshine for the occasion.

    She was in the relay race and the egg and spoon race, for which she had been practicing all weekend, wandering around the house with her desert spoon filled with various items. She battled valliently for last place, and in the end won that coverted spot. As for the relay race... Well, her shoe 'flew' off as she neared the line sending her tumbleing. No injurys aquired thankfully and she had a smile on her face throughout.

    This being the case however id like to 2nd (3rd, 4th)
    FALL AT YOUR FEET - CROUDED HOUSE

    In other news, the lady who won popmaster today, runs her own business making Gluten Free cakes! I was 'egging' her on to win. (see what I did there?)

    Off now to find a decent price for horse riding lessons (oh why, oh why did I promise her them for her birthday?)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 44.

    Don't think these have made an appearance yet:


    RUN RUN RUN - JO JO GUNNE

    SCHOOL'S OUT - ALICE COOPER

  • Comment number 45.

    THE CORRS - Breathless

    ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW - Wide Eyed And Legless

    QUEEN - Don't Stop Me Now

  • Comment number 46.

    Morning all!

    How about:

    'Nowhere To Run' - Martha And The Vandellas
    'Lean On Me' - Bill Withers
    'I Am The Walrus' - The Beatles ("I am the egg (and spoon) man...")
    'Kids' - Kylie & Robbie

    N xx

  • Comment number 47.

    WOW!
    I just looked back at my posts...

    My first was in Nov 2010, then a break to Feb 2011, then a bigger break to the time I started posting 'proper' in March 2012.

    I'm calling the 2012 posts my start date because the others were sporadic and non-communicative.

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 48.

    #29 Hoffs... re not drinking enough fluid/headaches.... a friend of mine hated having to use public/other loos if we were out shopping for several hours so consequently she wouldn't drink anything for the time we were out or before she left home and would always arrive home with a headache and she realised that was the only times she had headaches and realised that lack of drinking was the cause and unless she took tablets, her headache would take a long time to go.

    I think water has other benefits too several years ago, our local schools (probably all schools) started to provide drinking water to allow the children to drink at their desks because it keeps them hydrated and helps them to concentrate and keep them alert.

    I try to make sure I drink about five or six glasses of water every day and also drink four or five cups of tea and the occasional coffee and I don't get headaches.

  • Comment number 49.

    And more...

    Physical - Olivia Newton-John

  • Comment number 50.

    #49... that's bound to be played!! ;o)

  • Comment number 51.

    #38 *waves back enthusiastically*

    Thinking of Jennie today - hope all is going well.

    And it's nice to see Rips in here...

    :o)

  • Comment number 52.

    hi all

    FAMILY AFFAIR -SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE (parents join in some events)

    JUMP- POINTER SISTERS(long or high jump)

    JUMP-VAN HALEN

    RUN-SNOW PATROL

  • Comment number 53.

    Have these tunes been picked?

    RUNNING UP THAT HILL ~ Kate Bush

    LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN ~ Average White Band

    RUNNING MAN ~ Al Stewart

  • Comment number 54.

    Running up that hill- Kate bush
    Another one bites the dust -Queen
    Back to life-soul il soul
    Bat out of hell-Meatloaf
    Bicycle Race-Queen
    Don't Stop me now
    Fool (if you think its over)-chris Rea (the race of life is always in motion
    National anthem-sporty olymp;ic theme/Land of Hope and glory/God save the queen-sex pistols
    Make me smile (Come up and see me)-steve Harley "It's just a test, a game for us to play
    Win or lose, it's hard to smile It's just a test, a game for us to play
    Win or lose, it's hard to smile
    You've done it all, you've broken every code
    And pulled the rebel to the floor
    You spoilt the game, no matter what you say"-Sports day/tennis/wimbledon theme (David Nalbandian)

    We are the Champions-Queens -may be overused for sports day montages
    running on empty-/jackson Browne
    So far away-dire Straits (For those who lag behind when running in races)
    True Colours-Phil collins/cyndi Laupa-(the song used for the 2003 Rugby World Cup final before England won) to reveal the very best of our ability if we try
    In the air tonight -Phil collins (the nervous anticipation before the big day and a great feeling of summer
    Your time will come- Amy Macdonald (we all have a future if not today at sports day then tomorrow in english)
    Keep on running-The spencer davis group
    hungry like the wolf-Duran duran
    Such a rush-Coldplay- for those who are cynical about sport and money
    Lost-coldplay The ability to turn things around snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and potentially vice-versa it fells to me like a very tennisy song

    Phew that took some time now back to wimbledon I love tennis

  • Comment number 55.

    The things children say. This, from the Guardian today, really made smile:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2012/jun/25/nancy-cameron-talking-like-a-politician?INTCMP=SRCH

  • Comment number 56.

    Afternoon All;

    #35 Thanks Paul, but distance-wise I'm actually closer to Rotherham (although address-wise I am also 'of Sheffield') The Olympic torch passed through Rotherham bright and early this morning, so really I should have passed the torch on to you :)

    I hope ill blogpoppets, and our dear leader, are all feeling a bit better. I'm not feeling so sprightly myself today, just got a headache. I doubt it's dehydration related, because I drink loads of water, in fact I drink hardly anything else but water. I've never liked tea, and don't care for coffee either, and a few months ago I kicked all the energy drinks and all other caffeinated drinks, into touch. I feel so much better for giving up the caffeine, it wasn't doing me any favours. I was knocking back the energy drinks like nobody's business, in an effort to overcome my constant tiredness, but they were working against me (making me jittery, not sleeping, dehydrating me etc) I find drinking regular glasses of water to be far more effective at keeping me going (in all senses of the word!) :D

    I think I've lost the choon chasing bug :-/ Too late now anyway.

  • Comment number 57.

    'Start!' The Jam

  • Comment number 58.

    hello again.....all discombobulated had my nails done today as it's Torch day here tomorrow and my nail lady is married to the butcherr who is doing the Lincolnshire Sausage tasting on the TV tomorrow...you just couldn't make it up!

    I did tweet EVERYONE'S A WINNER - HOT CHOCOLATE as they all seem to these days at primary sports 'no losers'

    limbering up to take the torch fromZoe And Paul

    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 59.

    Parental excuses before parents race, or feelings after it.
    EVER LITTLE BIT HURTS - BRENDA HOLLOWAY or SPENCER DAVIS GROUP.

  • Comment number 60.

    yay I may have been away a while but the same losy spellinng spa cing and punc;.,tuation reamain the same....you just never lose some skills ;-D
    *snorty laugh*

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 61.

    Good afternoon all - sunny and warm today.

    Health news - woke up early feeling v. sick and dizzy (had the whirling pits as we used to say when too much falling down water had been consumed!) which got no better as time went on and a decision had to be made re appointments so I had to cancel (now next Tuesday). Slept in and feel bit better now but Mr is being an excellent Florence Nightingale.

    I resurrect my choon from last week for which I was awarded a HOIB - appropriate for non competitive sports days?

    EVERY LOSER WINS - NICK BERRY

    JW

  • Comment number 62.

    late entry.....

    TRACKS OF MY TEARS....SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES


    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 63.

    #60 LOL!
    PSL - so it is you for the torch first thing - and then Toots later on?

  • Comment number 64.

    'PASS IT ON' THE CORAL

  • Comment number 65.

    #63 coming through my village at 8.10 am, I've got a housefull and doing a full english on from 7.00am :-P it reaches Toots early evening for an overnighter in Lincoln then away to Nottingham, back in the South of the county again on 4/07

    PSL

  • Comment number 66.

    STYLE COUNCIL....SHOUT TO THE TOP

    CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD.....ON MY WAY TO A BETTER PLACE

    PSL

  • Comment number 67.

    #129 from yesterday - he certainly said Shona Wallace but can't remember what choon was played - did you not send in a request?

    Re Sports Day - when I was teaching, we used to have a split sports day - infants usual stuff - egg and spoon, sack race etc and the juniors did a round robin of activities and points were awarded to teams so one team won rather than individuals.

    We used to have a fathers race too but it got quite dangerous with the speeds they ran at - some even went into training weeks before the race! So we made their race a novelty race of some description like running backwards - funny how many dads didn't want to join in then!

    JW

  • Comment number 68.

    #61 Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell, and had to postpone your hospital appointment, Jennie Wren. Hope you get some answers, and treatment soon.

    I didn't go to see the Olympic torch relay, but my local authority have posted some good pictures from this morning...

    http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/galleries/gallery/14/olympic_torch_relay_through_rotherham

  • Comment number 69.

    #55 thanks Harry. That made me laugh.
    *considers searching online auction sites for chairs*
    *decides against it*

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 70.

    #61 Sorry to hear you're not well Jennie. Good for your Mr, looking after you!

    #55 LOL! That made me chuckle. Puts me in mind of the first time I left the children solely in the care of Mr B overnight while I was away on a course, and he gave them juice with their tea instead of milk (which I always gave them). Daughter must have been about 4 at the time - she put her hands on her hips and adopting a most parent-like tone said "Daddy, you are doing it all wrong!"

    ~X~

  • Comment number 71.

    Reading about things children say, reminds me of when my son was in his last few weeks of playgroup and was going to be starting school after the holidays, at four and a half years of age and an elderly lady across the road, when we lived in Largs, had always made a fuss of him (probably the long blonde curls he always had until getting them cut off for starting school) and when it was his sister's birthday Mrs McDonald gave her a birthday card with a £5 note in it.

    So that her brother didn't feel left out, she left an envelope with £1 inside for him so when he came in from playgroup, I told him to run across and thank her for the money. He said "It's not worth it for £1, but if if it was £5 I would!" Mrs McDonald thought it was funny for a young child to come out with that... but he's always been 'honest' and one Christmas when he was about five years old, another neighbour had bought him a transformer toy that turned into a robot and it had broken before lunchtime and unknown to us he had gone and knocked on her door and told her it was rubbish... she thought he was funny too!!!

  • Comment number 72.

    Everybody hurts-rem pain injury in sport
    Down river-tempertrap "go don't stop go don't stop go don't stop" inspiring lyric

  • Comment number 73.

    #55 - lovely Harry - my first smile today!
    When I was teaching, I told a chatty 4 year old to get on with his 'work' and he said that if I stopped interupting him he could - I had to walk away, shoulders shaking, trying not to laugh out loud......

    #70 - he's a lovely man, Deebee - I wouldn't be without him.

    JW

  • Comment number 74.

    I can remember making my mother blush when we were buying shoes for starting school.
    I was getting bored, having tried on what seemed like endless pairs of shoes. The shop assistant was taking each new pair from the box, threading the laces into the shoes and fitting them to my feet.
    I identified a flaw in the system and suggested that she could save my time by coming in to work earlier to lace up the shoes in advance.

    The shop assistant shot my mother a killer look and my mother, in turn, shot me a 'just you wait till we get home' look.

    We bought shoes from another shop. :P

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 75.

    *chuckling at Harry's link and the subsequent 'out of the mouths' stories*

    My youngest, at her 3 and a half-year progress check with the family doctor - - - - he held up some colour cards and with a withering glance followed by a very adult sigh, said: " I don't DO colours. And before you ask - I don't DO numbers either"
    I remember exchanging a "where the dickens did THAT come from!?" glance with him.



    #65 PSL thanks - sounds like a funtime will be had by all. Will the flags be out again? Love the way you can make a party out of any occasion ;^)
    Bucks Fizz?

  • Comment number 76.

    Of course could have some instrumental pieces such as chariots of fire
    "Jean de Florette", inspired by Verdi's "La forza del destino" as featured in the Stella Artois adverts who sponsered queens club for ages and is stunning

  • Comment number 77.

    buzzy - you have some really imaginative ideas for tunes for the show.
    We *think*, although no-one knows for sure - that the Drive Team sort the playlist in the afternoon when they have a production meeting to shape the show. May be best to try and get your ideas in a little earlier?


    :^)

  • Comment number 78.

    no I just don't know when to stop going on i should stop but thank you Katy mac if only an exact time could be given by the production team and longer to think!

  • Comment number 79.

  • Comment number 80.

    Hi Everyone!

    Great show tonight and wonderful to hear Glenn Frey.
    Had terrific medical appointments today, healing slowly and do well said the plastic surgeon and the best from Mrs. oncologist, no chemo and radiotherapy necessary for my ancillary treatment! I'm very, very grateful and what a light-filled shift to life. :)

    Hugs all round,
    LB, x

  • Comment number 81.

    Lilac Blue, I'm so pleased your news was good today and that no chemo or radiotherapy in necessary for you.

    Jennie I hope that as your day has gone on that you're feeling much improved.

    I have been watching Andy Murray's tennis game on the television so I have had Drivetime on quietly in the background and caught menshes for Ponyclubmum and Hoffs, so well done both. When I heard Level 42's Running in the Family I felt sure Deebee's name would have been mentioned, seeing as she's clearly a big fan!

  • Comment number 82.

    Great news Lilac Blue - you must feel very relieved.................... :0)))) hugs

    I do feel better thanks, Flo. Mr has just prepared soup and toast which went down very well - just what the doctor ordered, I think!

    Hope everyone has good evenings.

    See you tomorrow - without the 'whirling pits', I hope!

    JW

  • Comment number 83.

    Very happy to hear your news, LB x

    Hi all. Been one of those days. I fear it's not going to get any better for the rest of this week :-(. I will probably favour Wimbledon over DT for the next fortnight although I wish Andy hadn't played quite so well & I might have remembered to listen to Glenn Frey.

    Jennie, hope you feel better tomorrow.

    Wow cBzz, that was some break. Good to have you back.

    x

  • Comment number 84.

    #79 Whoop whoop you know me darlink any excuse for a party!

    Fridge rammed with Lincolnshire sausage, fizz & orange juice and much bunting to behold around the garden and village :-D

    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 85.

    Loved reading back the stories out of the mouths of babes! Really made me giggle.

    Sorry to hear some blogchums are feeling poorly but good news for you Lilac Blue - you must be so relieved.

    Jennie, I don't think it was me - unless was it Oh Daddy, Fleetwood Mac? My memory is so bad, I missed a dental appointment today as it wasn't in my diary. I can't even remember calling to make the appointment which was a reschedule from a couple of weeks ago as I couldn't get through due to Olympic Torch.

    Liking the shape of everyone's bananas today too.

    I'm off to a graduation tomorrow to support all from the Shire we have funded through a Post Grad. A day out really with a strawberry tart thrown in :)

  • Comment number 86.

    #80 Lilac Blue - That's fantastic news! Best wishes for a full recovery :)

    Jennie Wren - Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better :)

    Posh Soul Lady - Enjoy your Olympic torch party... And your sausages! ;D

    #85 Shona - I know what you meant, but your 'banana shapes' comment made me LOL ;-)

    Well done on the menshes, I heard Hoffs & Mandy, but well done all who got menshed :))

    Glenn Frey was just wonderful, wasn't he? I was busy in the kitchen when he came on, but I had to take time out to listen to him singing, especially that amazing piano version of 'Take It To The Limit'. Great stuff!

    I must be away to bed now, I'm not as young as I was... ;-)

    To everyone who shares my birthday tomorrow, this ones for us...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-tvt0Zgcyc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    (It's the Muppet band performing 'Happy Birthday' for those who don't like to click links without knowing what they are)

    Goodnight one and all x

  • Comment number 87.

    #80 Lilac Blue - if I'd come in here any earlier this evening and seen your post, I would have raised a glass to you, your continuing progress and the wonderful team that are looking after you. Consider it reserved for tomorrow's sun over yardarm time. Cheers and hugs.

    #82 Jennie - hope tomorrow brings a little less of your whirling pits. x

  • Comment number 88.

    Good Morning Poppeteers and a very Happy Birthday to the lovely Zoe! Have a great day! XX

    I read back the banana comment and it made me laugh too - not what I intended. Tee hee.

    Well, it's not very nice for a graduation garden party unless Wellies are the order for the day:(

    Enjoy today's choon chasing and catch you later.

    Shona X

  • Comment number 89.

    Morning! Just a quick visit as I didn't manage to get back here last night to say 'thank you' very much to the Drivetime team for picking my name for a mention and to Deebee for alerting me to it. Unfortunately I missed it 'live' because Mini Hoffs needed an early night so only managed to listen up until the end of the wonderful session with Glenn Frey. I had to listen back to that section of the show twice last night and hope to do so again today. For me there aren't enough words to describe just how enjoyable it was listening to him and I am smiling as I type about how obviously Simon felt the same way as so many of us out here! Certain Eagles songs have always been the familiar ones to which I have returned time and again over the years and never tire of hearing so 'Take It to the Limit' in such a simple form was fab.

    Great children's sayings and stories on this blog - made me chuckle a lot. Congrats to Gill's cherub for her sports day achievements and hope that Julia's pre-school sports day went well too. LilacBlue, your post stood out a mile for its positive news, I am so pleased for you. I hope you continue to feel better by the day.

    Got to go. Hope to be back later if poss but may I just wish our lovely friend Zoe a very happy birthday for today, before I disappear xxx

  • Comment number 90.

    Let's do it in here - and do it again in the new blog. Double cupcakes!


    ♥♣♪♫♫•*¨*••☆ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ☆♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•☆*• TO YOU •*¨*•.¸¸♪♫♣♥
    ♥♣♪♫♫•*¨*••☆ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ☆♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•☆*• TO YOU •*¨*•.¸¸♪♫♣♥
    ♥♣♪♫♫•*¨*••☆ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ☆♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•☆*•Dear ZOE!•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫♣♥
    ♥♣♪♫♫•*¨*••☆ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ☆♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•☆*• TO YOU •*¨*•.¸¸♪♫♣♥

    .................☆☆☆☆
    ...¸.•*☆*••*♥☆°❤°☆♥*••*☆*•.¸
    ¸¸¸.•*..•*¨*•..¸¸..•*¨*•.¸¸.•*¨*•..*•.¸¸¸
    ¸¸..•*¨*•..¸¸..•*¨*•.¸¸.•*¨*•..¸¸..•*¨*•.
    .★°★°★┃★┃★┃★┃★°★°★
    ..\°°º¤ø„ø♥.☆•°❤°•☆.♥ø„ø¤º°°/
    ....\°°º¤øø♥☆•°❤°•☆♥øø¤º°°/
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    ........\°º¤ø♥☆°❤°☆♥ø¤º°/
    .........\♫*♪♪*...❤...*♪♪*♫/
    ..........═══════════

  • Comment number 91.

    Just watching the progress of Torch Cam as it passes through Louth - what a good-looking town - on its way to PSL. Can hear the music and the announcements over the PA.

    :^)

  • Comment number 92.

    Morning all

    Happy Birthday Zoe - hope you have the best of days!

    Lilac Blue - wonderful news!

    Jennie - hope you are feeling better today.

    Back later

    T x

  • Comment number 93.

    Happy Birthday Zoe... I hope you'll have a lovely day. x

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8013/7451324746_6e30243f90_z.jpg

  • Comment number 94.

    # 80 What great news LB x

    Hope the other poorly blog-poppets and family members are all on the road to recovery by now as well

  • Comment number 95.

    Good Morning All :)

    Thanks for the lovely cupcake, Katy :))

    Thank you all for your birthday greetings, much appreciated x

    The sun is shining, and I got another mouse for my collection, so all is good... Oh, and I had cake for breakfast! :D

  • Comment number 96.

    #93 Thank you for that Queen Florence :D it made me giggle!

  • Comment number 97.

    Good morning, everyone!

    Great news from LilacBlue woohoo!

    Happy birthday Zoe
    Glass of fruit juice to celebrate (as you don't like tea/coffee)?

    |OJ|
    |JOj|
    \__/

    #84 Mo - I didn't realise I was away! Been dipping in and out of blogging due to work (pah). Apologies to all if I was appearing to be distant.

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 98.

    My #97:

    Read #83, instead of #84
    *sharpens typing fingers (metaphorically)*

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 99.

    Good morning from The Shire :-)

    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 100.

    Rare for us to say below the #100 mark

    :^o

 

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