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Simon Mayo | 09:23 UK time, Monday, 2 July 2012

Not much to say other than feeling rather lousy. There is a chance that some other top R2 person will host the show today. But then again, who knows...
If I do make it, it'll be the wonderful Michael Palin after 6. He's written a novel called The Truth and I have had plenty of time to readout from my sick bed (oh do stopping on). And so oldies about THE TRUTH and things that are TRUE might work nicely. Unless I'm feverish and delusional in which case it won't.
I'm back to bed. Have a healthy and upright Monday. Maybe see you after 5...

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    Oh Simon, sorry to hear you are still unwell. Back under the duvet you go and get yourself well please.

  • Comment number 2.

    Oh no! Sorry to hear you're still poorly, Simon :( Wishing you well again, but don't rush back to work before you're ready.

    Oldies...

    TRUE - SPANDAU BALLET (of course!)

  • Comment number 3.

    I'M A BELIEVER - THE MONKEES

  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Simon, maybe on reflection you should have stayed at home last week... hope you feel better soon.

    Truth oldies:

    TRUE by Spandau Ballet

    DREAMS CAN COME TRUE by Gabrielle

    HONESTY by Billy Joel

    TRUE BLUE by Madonna

    DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH OR SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL by Paloma Faith

    ~X~

  • Comment number 5.

    A few more oldies...

    TRUE BLUE - MADONNA

    THE POLICY OF TRUTH - DEPECHE MODE

    I HONESTLY LOVE YOU - OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN

  • Comment number 6.

    Wee Simon, tuck yersel' up in bed and don't spread all yer germs roond the office. In the meantime:

    DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH OR SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL? - Paloma Faith

  • Comment number 7.

    DON'T STOP BELIEVING - JOURNEY

    ALL RIGHT NOW - FREE

    HOW CAN I BE SURE - DAVID CASSIDY (wah!)

  • Comment number 8.

    Good Morning again

    Sorry to hear that you're not feeling any better, Simon.

    Song suggestions -

    Obviously - TRUE - Spandeau

    I'LL BE TRUE TO YOU YES I WILL - Hollies

    TRUE COLOURS - Cyndi Lauper

    TRULY - Lionel Richie

  • Comment number 9.

    Good morning,

    Oh dear. Poor Simon. How very kind of you to think of us bloggers at a time like this. Get well soon.

    Brain no way near in gear enough to start mensh chasing yet.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 10.

    Awww poorly Simon.... I hope you'll soon be feeling much better.

    http://www.desiglitters.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/hugs-desi-glitters-23.gif

  • Comment number 11.

    I AIN'T LYIN' - George McCrae

  • Comment number 12.

    As I was beaten to it by Deeb I need a unique suggestion or three:

    GOT TO BE CERTAIN - Kylie

    I'D LIE FOR YOU (And that's the truth) - Meat Loaf

    ...(AND THAT'S NO LIE) - Heaven 17

  • Comment number 13.

    Good morning Simon, Team and blogpoppets.

    I am sorry to hear that you are still not 100%, Simon. Sounds like you need a good rest to get over it, so best stay in bed. The weather is pants anyway! #nochangetherethen

    Oldies suggestions:

    POLICY OF TRUTH - DEPECHE MODE

    BEAUTIFUL TRUTH - PROCLAIMERS

    TO FACE THE TRUTH - PET SHOP BOYS

    NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE - STEVIE WONDER

    TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - ROBERT PALMER

    TRUE BLUE - MADONNA

    TRUE TO LIFE - ROXY MUSIC

    madchick x

  • Comment number 14.

    TRUE LOVE WAYS - Buddy Holly

    TRUE LOVE - Elton & Kiki

    TRULY MADLY DEEPLY - Savage Garden

  • Comment number 15.

    TRUE FAITH ~ New Order

    TRUE ~ Spandau Ballet

    DON'T BELIEVE A WORD ~ Thin Lizzy

    TRUTH ~ New Order

    TRUE LOVE WAYS ~ Peter and Gordon

    TIME FOR TRUTH ~ The Jam

  • Comment number 16.

    TRUE LOVE WAYS - BUDDY HOLLY

    TRUE FAITH - NEW ORDER

  • Comment number 17.

    TELL THE TRUTH - Eric Clapton

  • Comment number 18.

    Psstt..........Can I come back????

    Sorry to hear your not well Simon, hope you feel better soon.

    Greetings to all, sorry for the non-blogging but work has been (and still is mostly) pants, so have done lots of reading blog but no contributing. Sadly this looks like continuing :(.

    However can I have the 'lympic torch please for Saturday am when it gets to Ware (it does then go past the end of my road on the way to Bishop's Stortford but I understand it will be fleeting as it will be in a van!!)

    Lots of love to all

    Mrs B xx

  • Comment number 19.

    GET WELL SOON SIMON


    I shall transfer the Lympic Torch to this blog - also direct attention to a wonderful post by HOFFS at the end of the last blog. We just carried on nattering in there ..

    :^)

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all

    Sorry to hear you're still unwell Simon, you sounded so good on Graham Norton's show on Saturday too. Maybe staying home for a few days is a good idea - lots of rest and sleep. Get well soon

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 21.

    I SWEAR - Boyz 11 Men

  • Comment number 22.

    Hello to the Drivetime team, fab bloggerfriends and especially to the poorly Mr Mayo.

    Really sorry to hear that you aren't better yet Mr M, please stay in bed and get better, your health is much more important than your show. If the weather improves, there might be a bit of tennis on the TV to watch this afternoon, if not, I can recommend lots of sleep, lots of water and the odd Harry Potter DVD - it worked for the Hoffs family last week!

    Zoe - if you manage to get back onto the blog today after your bad night, then I tried to answer your fandom question from the weekend on the last blog, just as this new one appeared so if you have a mo, then that's where my answer is.

    Can I add my name to the list of people who will suggest:

    TRUE by SPANDAU BALLET

    today, please.

    See you later hopefully, off in search of a Welsh dragon bow tie.....

  • Comment number 23.

    #18 Hello Mrs Boris *waves*. How nice to see you again!!

  • Comment number 24.

    Hello all

    Did you miss me? No, thought not. Well I missed you.

    Get well soon, your Lordship, and please don't spread it across the FM or DAB airwaves.

    Truth oldies, you say?

    SPEAK LIKE A CHILD - Style Council

  • Comment number 25.

    Lastly, one of my favourite EP songs...

    I JUST CAN'T HELP BELIEVIN' - ELVIS PRESLEY

  • Comment number 26.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Awwww sorry to hear of your groggy state Simon, stay in bed until you are 100%. You are such a star thinking of the blog.

    Apologies to Wendy as I feel so dumb about my Blockbusters issue on my hard drive, as I was catching up at the weekend I got up to 7th June one when Simon said "see you in the Autumn" therefore all my series linked ones after this date were all repeats from the beginning...yay freed some space up on my hard drive recorder! I tell you though I was so glad those 2 West Indian girls was knocked off their perch, by that man called John, how annoying were they I mean how annoying was one of them who I felt should have been playing as a solo player really!

    Anyway, time to be truthful:

    1. TRUE - Spandau Ballet
    2. HONESTY - Billy Joel
    3. TRUE BLUE - Madonna
    4. TRUE COLOURS - Cyndy Lauper
    5. I BELIEVE - Robson and Jerome or Frankie Laine
    6. BELIEVE - Cher
    7. DAYDREAM BELIEVER - The Monkees
    8. DONT STOP BELIEVING - Journey
    9. WOULD I LIE TO YOU - Charles and Eddie
    10. GIRL YOU KNOW ITS TRUE - Milli Vanilli ( or was it?!!!)

    Oh well must crack on

    Hope you do feel well enough to grace the airwaves later Simon.

    Have nice day

    Laters.

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 27.

    Welcome back Jilly x

    Welcome back Mrs Boris - you are now on the torch carrier list x

    Welcome back - John B Better x

    Hoffs - see my #19 x


    *TORCH RELAY*
    Day 45 - the 'Lympic Torch has left COVENTRY and is making progress through Warwickshire into Northamptonshire after which it'll take a sharp swerve west and venture into Leicestershire. But for today it will be carried by two of our SuperBloggers ... ladies first ... a huge cheer for:
    AUTUMN GALE!
    :^)


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  • Comment number 28.

    #22 Thanks Hoffs :) I will go and have a read of it now...

  • Comment number 29.

    Welcome back John !

  • Comment number 30.

    Hi Mrs. Boris!

    Hi JBG/B !

    Enjoyed your post, Hoffs!

  • Comment number 31.

    Good morning all - cloudy so far today.

    Sorry to hear you are still not well, Simon. Stay in bed and get properly better before venturing out - we can amuse ourselves on here for a while!

    Good to 'see' you again Mrs Boris, my found-again ex-next door neighbour. Sorry to hear that work is not good at the moment - pop in when you can to cheer yourself up!

    TRUE - SPANDAU BALLET is my nomination along with everyone else.

    See you later

    JW

  • Comment number 32.

    Jilly - your weekend sounds lovely.



    YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY LOOKING AT THE COVER - Stones

  • Comment number 33.

    And 'Hello' John - didn't mean to ignore you!

    Oh and by the way, the oats around the plants seem to have worked! Some have disappeared and silvery paths are around so it looks as though the slugs/snails have visited in the night and eaten their porridge oats rather than my plants.

    JW

  • Comment number 34.

    Morning to all those I've not said hello today over the page

    Poor you Simon, how miserable still to be feeling yucky.

    Busy day so it maybe a while before I am back ….


    True Love Waits – Radiohead (fantastic song)

    Beautiful Truth – The Proclaimers

    Truth Goodness And Beauty – The Cure

    Truth – Hue and Cry

    Honest Goodbyes – Bic Runga

    What is Truth? - Johnny Cash

    Would I Lie to You? - Eurythmics

  • Comment number 35.

    Where's Coffeebuzz today? I could do with one of his cuppas. Or is it today he gets married?

  • Comment number 36.

    Some chicken soup for you, Simon.... hope you'll soon feel well!

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7485728510_23a0ccbc9a.jpg

  • Comment number 37.

    Just reading back now #26 Mandy - who knew they were going to take a break after 4 weeks! Back a week today according to Simon on with Graham Norton on Saturday

    Can I also direct anyone who hasn't seen it to Hoff's wise words on page 3 of the previous blog

    Really going this time

  • Comment number 38.

    A big Monday morning 'Hi' and welcome back to Jilly, Mrs Boris and John B Better!

    Zoe, in answer to your question about fandom, since Donny Osmond (when I was the tender age of about 12/13), and perhaps Bryan Ferry in my teens, I can't say that I'm here because I'm a fan of Simon in that sense. I don't recall being so in the 1980's/90's either when he was with Radio One. I started blogging here when Chris was on Drivetime, and got to 'know' some great people who all shared a common interest in good music. The humour and conversation, has kept me here ever since. And Simon? Well, he's a particularly talented radio presenter, who knows his stuff and doesn't forget his audience, including the blogpoppets here. That's what I like and appreciate about him.

    madchick x

  • Comment number 39.

    #18 - Mrs Boris - welcome back!

    #19 - KatyM - thank you.

    #24 - JBG - Hellooo! We did miss you - where and how have you been?

    #27 - KatyM again - yes, sorry, didn't read back before posting.

    Bow tie sorted but have to go as Mini-Hoffs off school today and needs some TLC on the sofa. See you soon xx

  • Comment number 40.

    #38 - MCW - well said!

  • Comment number 41.

    Morning All,

    Hope you feel better quickly Simon, thank you for taking the time to post a blog despite feeling unwell,

    'True Love' Buddy Holly

    'Would I Lie To You?' Eurythmics

    Alison, My Aim Is True' Elvis Costello

    'Don't Get Me Wrong' The Pretenders

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 42.

    #OldiesTruth



    TRUE FAITH - NEW ORDER

    TELL ME ON A SUNDAY - MARTI WEBB

    TRULY MADLY DEEPLY - SAVAGE GARDEN

    TELL HIM - TRACY ULLMAN or THE EXCITERS

    .. not only a dodgy name but a truly bizarre video film
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah-tui1ubnU

  • Comment number 43.

    Morning all

    A couple of suggestions -

    SAD BUT TRUE - Metallica
    WHAT'S SIMPLE IS TRUE - Jewel

    Get well soon everyone who's under the weather. Seem to be over the worst of my cough now.

  • Comment number 44.

    Welcome Back to Jilly (Glad you had a lovely holiday) John B Better (Your absence was noted!) and Mrs Boris (Sorry you aren't getting the time to join in)

    From the last blog...

    Hoffs - Thank you for your reply :) I think many of us, me included, joined this blog because of our mutual appreciation for Simon, and the show. But what has kept us coming back day after day, is all the other bloggers, and their witty, informative and occasionally challenging banter :))

    Katy - It's funny really, because I liked famous folk, music, movies, tv stuff before, but when I finally got connected to the World Wide Web, I found that it became a more intense experience, if that makes sense? I didn't really know what to expect from the Internet back then, and my first 'intense' experience of getting involved in a fandom, has soured me on them ever since.

    I think it's because it's so easy to chat with a number of people, all at the same time, who share your enthusiasm for whatever/whoever. It tends to be that you feed each others addiction, so to speak, and you end up getting deeper involved with things than you otherwise might have done back in the days when fanclubs didn't have the level of connectivity that they have now. I've always been wary of putting people on pedestals though, because no-one can ever live up to that kind of elevation. But this is where I found fandoms to be scary, almost cult-like places, in most cases. No dissent is allowed or tolerated! You must love everything that the person etc does, and support them no matter what, and this is where it all came apart for me... I'm far too much of a cynic for that! :D

  • Comment number 45.

    Katy - your post yesterday about putting people on pedestals. Erm, I have in my younger years possibly popped up a couple of small pedestals. The first was Morten Harket who was knocked off by Jonny Depp. The longest survivor was, wait for it......






    Alan Rickman.

    (and if you need a link between any of those, don't ask me because I haven't a clue!)

  • Comment number 46.

    #44 - Zoe - well said too!

  • Comment number 47.

    #44 Zoe - absolutely - particularly your last paragraph.

    My early experience of the worldwideinterwebs was working for a global internet portal which had an extensive range of 'chatrooms' and 'messageboards'.

    Boy - that was a baptism of fire - but I learned a lot!

  • Comment number 48.

    #45 Hoffs, my daughter at the tender age of 20 says Alan Rickman is her 'older man' crush. It's his voice according to her. So I think he is still perched on that pedestal!

    ;-)

  • Comment number 49.

    On coach on the way back from torch relay. Lots of excitement and it was great to see one of our students taking part.

    Thanks to Katy for the blog- torch. When I get back I'll hand it in to Gazza.

    Will read back fully & come back later.

  • Comment number 50.

     
    Get well soon, Si!


    "Ain't a cowboy hat in Dallas if I ain't in love with you..."
     
    Cowboy Hat in Dallas - Charlie Daniels Band


    Guys Do it All the Time - Mindy McCready


    God May Forgive You (But I Won't) - Iris DeMent or Rosie Flores



    Keep it Country!

  • Comment number 51.

    Well it is a miserable day so not missing much but get better

    The logical song
    Bloody well right
    Supertramp

    A rush of blood to the head- coldplay (explaining the truth behind the foolish things we do)
    Money for nothing-dire straits (the truth behind the world money makes the world spin round)

  • Comment number 52.

    Morning,

    I heard it through the grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Gimme some truth - John Lennon/The Wonderstuff

    Be true to your School - The Beach Boys

    It's all true - The Lemonheads

    Sad but true - Metallica

    True Faith - New Order

    True - Spandau Ballet

    It's only make believe - Conway Twitty

    Unbelievable - EMF

    Would I lie to you - Eurythmics

    Fake plastic trees - Radiohead

  • Comment number 53.

    Good morning everyone.

    Nowt to say

    :0D

  • Comment number 54.

    I wrote a nice longish post but computer says no, so I'm going to have to split it up...

    Part 1

    Interesting discussion about fansites! Absolutely agree Zoe #44 and others here and on yesterday's blog. I've been involved in a few fansites - Level 42, Top Gear, also dipped my toe in a Jason Isaacs one... but they were very different from this blog. They are a good place to meet likeminded people and chat about your common interest. But they also tend to attract the more obsessive types - I have met a few of these, and they can be rather scary! Having said that, I made some good friends on the Top Gear site who I am still in touch with.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 55.

    Part 2

    The blog, on the other hand, belongs to Simon and it only exists because he continues to write each day - even when he's feeling ill, bless him! He's not really the type of celebrity to attract the more intense kind of fanship who congregate on fan sites - actually I don't really think of him as a 'celebrity' at all (a word I dislike). The people who follow him do so because they admire his style of presenting - you can't really put him in the same category as a footballer or an actor.

    Just my twopennoth...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 56.

    Good Morning Each! Simon, get well soon owd lad.

    Some good suggestions here today. On the off chance that Simon isn't well enough to do the show, and Stuart Maconie sits in, I'd like to suggest...

    'The Axiomatic Principle Of Reverse Stratification' by Sadaharu
    'Aphorisms' by Elway
    'Verisimilitude' by Teenage Fanclub


    Otherwise...

    'Verity' by David Essex

  • Comment number 57.

    And on the subject of putting people on a pedestal, personally I'm more impressed by those in the media who show that they're human and fallible. I can't stand the type of 'celeb' who seem to think they are somehow better than the rest of us and therefore should be given special attention, just because they're famous...

    *gets off of soapbox*

    ~56 LOL! Good luck with that, Paul!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 58.

    Hi Simon

    Hope you get well soon. Suggest 'I need a doctor' by Dr Dre ft Eminem.

    Bit slow today with choices - too many people coming to see me in my office. - Office politics can be very draining.

    Hips don't Lie - Shakera
    Read my Mind - The Killers
    Rumour has it - Adele
    Say What you want - Texas
    True - Spandau Ballet
    True Blue - Madonna
    True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
    True Faith- -Blue Order

  • Comment number 59.

    #45 Hoffs, nothing wrong with a bit of Alan! I think he is fabby too.

    Not being a techno wizard, this is the first blog I ever ventured onto. Have never gone into a chat room or a fan site as such. What did strike me about Twi**er though is the number of tweets well known people must receive especially when they have followers in the tens of thousands.

    I find it hard enough to respond to both my followers ;))

  • Comment number 60.

    Oasis tell us not "to belive in the truth" there are many different forms of it
    Bowie Rock 'n' roll suicide expressing the beauty of truth telling us that we Are "not Alone (wonderful)"
    Maddness Tomorrow's just another day (both songs tell us that however tough life can be it will be alright) Anotjet similar song would be
    Bj Thomas-raindrops keep Falling on my head

    David Bowie-five years (harsh reality of mans existence on the world
    Michael Jackson The earth song
    Cat Stevens where do the children play



    Enigma-return to innocence

  • Comment number 61.

    #56 *makes note of new words for Scrabble*

    Thanks Paul ;0)

  • Comment number 62.

    I didn't 'join' the blog because of any feelings of 'fandom'. I listen to DT and while cooking the dinner and was intersted when Simon mentioned the blog and wondered what it was like so I found it and lurked for a while and then plucked up the courage to join in. Any overbearing feelings of fandom would have put me off, I think. I don't feel that Simon expects us all to be loyal to his show and his show only, every night, come what may - we all have real lives to live, as well as the fun element of choon/mensch chasing.

    All these stars/celebrities are only human beings and have to do the same things we do - they may have talents we don't have but then the same may be said of us. Some 'fanclubs' seem to be more like organised stalking to me.

    That's my tuppence worth...

    JW

  • Comment number 63.

    #62 Jennie, well said. Even the Queen belches and farts (although her immediate family have to bow/curtsy while she does).

  • Comment number 64.

    Thank you Harry. I was trying to think how to phrase exactly what I meant and you have done it for me.

    JW

  • Comment number 65.

    morning all

    the torch has just passed me some women in a white tracksuit was running with it,it was outside my house so i watched from my window,loads of people and schoolkids outside very noisy,saw loads of big lorrys and coaches with people on them and a coke lorry.every ones gone now.its heading up towards kettering now.

  • Comment number 66.

    #62 Well said Jennie - that was exactly what I was trying to say, but I think you put it better!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 67.

    Isn't this blog great?! Well said Deebee, MCW, Shona, KatyM, Zoe, Jennie, Amelia and esp Harry!

    Quick game of Angry Birds and off to get some milk....

    Ps. Mini H worried that the police are going to come and arrest me as he thinks that you can only have a day off school if you are ill, which technically, he isn't. Poor boy is suffering from really bad growing pains at night at the moment and is awake a great deal as a result. So I kept him at home today to catch up on sleep and he didn't wake up until just after 10am. Unheard of! Any tips on how to deal with growing pains would be gratefully received. The other boys also had them, but not nearly as badly.

  • Comment number 68.

    And we're back. A good, if slightly damp morning. I'm passing the torch onto gazza (slightly belated but I couldn't do it on my phone from the coach)

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    Re fandom - I've also dabbled in a couple of fandoms and find this very different; much more easy going and of course, much more wide-ranging. Having said that my first foray into fandom came on the old BBC Cult messageboards and I made a number of friends who are still 'real-life' friends 12+ years later. I never got into 'excessive' fandom and therefore although I've seen the less savoury side of it, I've never really been part of it. I've never really understood why it gets so serious - if you don't enjoy the fandom, why be part of it!

    Anyhoo - this continues to be a lovely place.

    Best wishes to Simon for a full and speedy recovery. He's been holding up well on air on Drivetime, Radio5 (yes - I am 30-something! I didn't really expect it to be read out otherwise I would have made more effort to be witty and erudite) and Graham's show, but sometimes you need to give-in and take a few days to recover.

    I'm sure I've missed various other bits of conversations so I hope everyone is well.

  • Comment number 69.

    Afternoon all

    Apologies for brevity - lots to do. Some truisms:

    'Black Is Black' - Los Bravos
    'You Can't Always Get What You Want' - Rolling Stones
    'It's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate' - Pretenders
    'Can't Buy Me Love' - The Beatles

    Get well soon Mr M and anyone else feeling under the weather.

    N xx

  • Comment number 70.

    #67 and previous - it seems some days that the DT show is almost incidental and it's just a random selection of people wittering on about whatever they like. What a great idea !

    As for today's musical theme - can we handle the truth ? And what is truth anyway ? Is this getting too philosophical or am I just making excuses for not having any good choon ideas today ?

    L_S - funny farm - 'Nails 25p a pound' ?

  • Comment number 71.

    Hi Everyone!

    Hi Simon :), you are so sweet to think of us and please take good care, rest and get better. You were terrific on Saturday!
    So many good song choices and good luck to all who suggested.

    LB, x

  • Comment number 72.

    One for PSL....

    GOTTA SAY IT GOTTA TELL IT LIKE IT IS - The Four Tops

  • Comment number 73.

    #68 A_G well you were witty and erudite enough for me to remember it! I am all for hosting the Irish chapter of the wittertainment dating club, I've just never been brave enough to email in and say so.

    Simon has read out a few things of mine, including that tweet and a Friday R2 email (he played the Muppet song for me, well my friend, but she thought I was calling her a muppet so maybe the least said about that the better) They have all been written quickly without much though. Sometimes spontaneous is best, anything I have tried too hard over just comes across as ponderous I think.

    Damn the internet for being distracting and entertaining, think I am going to have to turn it off for a bit, I clearly have no self control!

  • Comment number 74.

    Thanks for all the welcome backs up there ^^

    Just had a week off, pootling and pottering about, nothing major to report. Glad to see you've been keeping the home fire burning, and (mostly) staying out of trouble.

    In the words of Gary Glitter (is he still on the R2 naughty step?), it's good to be back.

  • Comment number 75.

    #74 John, I think GG is on more than the R2 Naughty Step.

  • Comment number 76.

    #74 A belated welcome back from me too, John - good to hear you enjoyed your week off.

    And welcomes back also to Jilly (on the last blog) and Mrs Boris- very remiss of me not to have said so earlier.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 77.

    Well oo-er from me too -

    Just tried logging on again and it took a while and when the blog page did appear the layout was different - looked most peculiar. I clicked on Friday's blog title at the bottom of page, then Next to get back here and it looks the same as it always does.

    Most odd - I'm sure computers have a mind of their own.

    JW

  • Comment number 78.

    Mr has gone out and left me on my own for the first time since the 'whirling pits' attacked. I'm under orders to stay put and not go racing around the garden - as if!

    I have hospital appointment tomorow (rebooked after last weeks goings-on) and dentist in the afternoon - back to prodding and poking again!

    JW

  • Comment number 79.

    I forgot to welcome Jilly back too - sorry Jilly! Welcome back and glad you had a nice holiday in Itch country. It has been years since I've been there.

  • Comment number 80.

    Sorry you're unwell Simon etc etc...
    If you're too unwell can I come and do it?
    I'd love to meet Michael - somewhat of a hero in my books!
    I would, quite merrily, eat my right hand to get to chat with him - or even host a radio 2 show....

  • Comment number 81.

    #80 LOL! Well if you don't ask...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 82.

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Too late for mensh chasing, but if I could second any, I'd go for PoS's "Maconie" choices. I've never heard of them and probably need an education!

    I hope Lord Ammo is well on the road to recovery and that he's taking care of himself.

    With less than 1 week to go untill 'the big day', guess who else has been hit by the lurgee (possibly)?
    I'm 'working' from home today as a precaution. ;)

    Welcome back JBG, and to Mrs Boris.

    No desire for coffee machine goodies today. Hey ho..

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 83.

    Well, my best made plans to rejoin the choon chasing and banter throng this morning were truly scuppered by my joining Simon in his sick bed... not literally you understand! That really would be an 'oo-er' moment ;)

    It seems that my very brief return to the blogosphere last night coincided with some lingering germs in these 'ere parts (not that I'm entirely blaming Lord Ammo, of course!) and I spent the whole night being spectacularly ill.

    I hope you are feeling better soon Simon and I'm also hoping that my bout of sickness is not as lingering as yours appears to be. Sips of water and cool flannels for fevered brows all round.

    So, a weak wave from me, well dones and good lucks for the choons and back to bed I crawl.

    Jx

  • Comment number 84.

    #80 Ethics_Man, go on then. Eat your right hand and we'll see what we can arrange.

    Your right, mind you, not your left. I won't hold you to your promise to do it merrily. To be honest, I'm not certain we could verify if you were merry or not; a mouthful of your own limb could easily obscure the evidence.

    Now, that's what I call fandom :0D

  • Comment number 85.

    As for a song choice - what about TELL IT LIKE IT IS.
    As so many people have recorded various versions I'll leave the choice up to you!

  • Comment number 86.

    #84 - might be best if I leave until after the show - wouldn't want to make a mess in the studio!

  • Comment number 87.

    Oh dear - this lurgy seems to be a nasty little virus that is infecting non-deserving bloggers and bloggees (good word!?)

    I hope everyone recovers soon from whatever ails them in readiness for their own particular big days, whatever that might entail.

    JW

  • Comment number 88.

    #86 Ethics, you'll never make it in Showbiz with that attitude.

  • Comment number 89.

    Oh my, what a lot of poorly bloggers there are today. Snuggles and huggles to you all. XX

  • Comment number 90.

    #88 - Oh all right Harry, if it makes you happy, here goes...

    ♫♫...merrily humming....♫♫

    Ouch! - well that's a finger nail gone...

  • Comment number 91.

    #89 Shona, I'm fit as a fiddle today. Are the snuggles and huggles just for the afflicted? Would you like to give me one?

    If not, I'd be happy to have double-entendre instead ;0)

  • Comment number 92.

    Ethics and Harry - you are cracking me up. LOL

  • Comment number 93.

    Does anyone have any ketchup...?

  • Comment number 94.

    #70 Parsley_cat

    If the torch has travelled through Wolverhampton it might have stopped at 'The Crooked House' or Old Mrs Pardoe's establishment.... Perhaps some Monty Python quotes from the script book for Mr Palin - espcially the hand-written insert about the king....

    Anything Mr Palin does is worth watching - I wonder what he knew he was letting himself in for when he started Around the World in 80 days?

    #91 Harry, if you asked for a Double Entendre would Mrs Snapper give you one?

    'Nudge nudge - wink wink say no more'.

  • Comment number 95.

    1ts very hard 2 tyqe 1 handed \ cant reach the qeys the dther s1de qf the qeybard!

  • Comment number 96.

    The norty step is beckoning............

    Salt and pepper, Ethics_Man?

    JW

  • Comment number 97.

    Harry - you are on fire today!

    Jilly - sorry to hear that you aren't well. Not good when you are just back from holiday. Hope you feel better soon.

    CoffeeBuzz - is it lurgy or excitement?

    Shona - just having a banana - round, sugary, tastes remarkably like a doughnut. Want to join me?

    Erm, if Mr M isn't around later, who are they going to pick to stand in? (I can't say 'take his place' because that doesn't sound right)

    How's the hand going down Ethics Man?

  • Comment number 98.

    Oh poor you Jilly :( Coffeebuzzz - stay well! Less than a week to go - how exciting.

    Feeling slightly ill myself with all the hand-eating talk - urgh :/

    Welcome back to those who've been on a blog-break for whatever reason. Nice to see you all.

  • Comment number 99.

    #87 Jen - would love to know which bloggers might be 'deserving' of the nasty little virus

  • Comment number 100.

    Someone is hankering after a hat - I can sense it ... so I'll just toss it out there

    Here ... CATCH!


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