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Poles, pegs and sogginess

Simon Mayo | 09:49 UK time, Thursday, 12 July 2012

Good morning.

A sunny morning and Alan D on the news just now said 'it would remain dry' but I think that can't be right. Water on the brain or something. Child 3 off on a school trip to Legoland and was quite confused at the prospect of what to wear. In the end though the prospect of all those water rides meant that waterproofs won the day and sunblock got forgotten. We shall see.

So child 1 has had his 21st, now wife 1 has her 50th and it's time to party one more time. This weekend sees a clan gathering, speeches, quizzes and assorted merriment before we all collapse in a Roman-esque, post-feast saggy heap. But then we're on holiday, so hooray for that. Around the estate the clear up continues. Streamers, bottles and cake may well be turning up for years to come like relics from a bygone age. It has certainly given the pesky foxes something to worry about; I'm hoping they may decide to go and urinate in someone else's garden.

Glad my 'sexy Larry' voice went down well. I quite enjoyed it myself really. In actual fact, that bit on the Floaters record is quite camp so really I chose the wrong voice. Might play the whole thing today for cpomparison.

Nigel cooks quail with grapes and ginger tonight (I know) and songs please on the subject of CAMPING. As the holiday mentions really start flooding in we need to recognise the selfless heroism of all those intrepid campers who are still setting off for their hols with tent/caravan/campervan at the ready. Can be great, can be a waterlogged nightmare. Tunes please!

Have a sunkissed and warming Thursday. See you after 5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good morning Blogpoppets and Simon with the sexy Larry voice!!!

    Happy 50th birthday to your wife #1 and thanks for my mensh last night, Simon... I wasn't going to choose any songs today, but couldn't resist a couple!

    FIRE AND RAIN ~ James Taylor

    SING ~ Travis

    LET'S STICK TOGETHER ~ Bryan Ferry (to start a camp fire)

  • Comment number 2.

    Good morning sun-kissed Simon, team and warming up nicely poppets,

    There is something seriously amiss with the blog. There are two blogs of this name and lots of error pages, that's if you can get a page to load at all.

    Anway, I am here now and as Flo has managed to leave a comment on this one, I'll do the same.

    Some tunage ..

    WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME - TRAVIS

    BLOWING IN THE WIND - BOB DYLAN

    STORMY WEATHER - LOUIS ARMSTRONG

    FIRE AND RAIN - JAMES TAYLOR

    JESUS IN A CAMPER VAN - ROBBIE WILLIAMS

    OUTSIDE - GEORGE MICHAEL

    Lets hope the sunshine lasts.
    Jx

  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Happy Birthday to Mrs Mayo!

    Bit confused as there seem to be two versions of today's blog - hope I'm posting in the right one

    How about:

    CARAVAN by Rush

    CARAVAN by Barbara Dickson

    CARAVAN by Van Morrison

    OUT IN THE FIELDS by Gary Moore

    POLES APART by Pink Floyd

    and from the sublime to the other thing

    IN THE COUNTRY by Cliff Richard

    ~X~

  • Comment number 4.

    Has anyone else got 2 blogs???

    HOLD THE LINE - TOTO

    THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES - BOBBY VEE

  • Comment number 5.

    What's happening? It looks like there is a double-blog today!

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning everyone!

    #oldiestheme
    FIELDS OF FIRE (400 MILES) - BIG COUNTRY

    That's me done for now.

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 7.

    Oh oh oh.. forgot to suggest...

    CARAVAN OF LOVE - THE HOUSEMARTINS or THE ISLEY BROS

    And Happy Birthday to Wife #1, Simon :)

  • Comment number 8.

    Good morning, once again, everyone.

    I do like a theme that leaves room for a little mischief:

    JOHN, I'M ONLY DANCING by DAVID BOWIE ;0)

  • Comment number 9.

    Are we sticking with this blog and not the other one ^^^^^ up there?

  • Comment number 10.

    Morning all,

    Ah, my first mensh for ages. Cracking tune it is too, even tho' I opted for the Communards version (shhhhh).

    Not much is springing to mind but for now I'll plump for

    Wide Open Space - Mansun

    Enjoy your travels B&B. If I read back I would probably find out but time is money and all that but why for art thou' in the East?

    Maybes laters

    A.

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning (still) lovely people & drivetime team who I now feel I can say hello to

    Blog seems a little poorly this morning, or am I seeing double?

    Still giggling at sexy Larry.



    Caravan of Love – The HouseMartins

    Cold Water – Damien Rice

    Rain – Nick Drake

    And All The Stars – The Comsat Angels

    Wash in the Rain – The Bees

    Into the Fire – Bruce Springsteen

    And It Rained All Night – Thom Yorke

    Bittersweet Bundle of Misery – Graham Coxon

    Shine Like Stars – Primal Scream

    Dreams By The Sea – John Martyn

    Warmer Climate – Snow Patrol

    Stormy Weather – Pixies

  • Comment number 12.

    WONDERFUL LAND - THE SHADOWS

  • Comment number 13.

    Double Blog is so confusing!
    Anyway I'm on this one with:

    GO WILD IN THE COUNTRY - Bow Wow Wow

    FIVE GET OVEREXCITED - The Housemartins

    FIREFLIES - Owl City

    or indeed UMBRELLA BEACH by Owl City

  • Comment number 14.

    Copied from the other blog!

    3.
    At 10:15 12th Jul 2012, You wrote:

    Good Morning All Again

    I’ve had problems too – “The Server at www.bbc.co.uk is taking too long to respond”

    Are there 2 blogs?

    Song Suggestions –

    BLANKET ON THE GROUND - Billie Joe Spears

    GOING UP THE COUNTRY – Canned Heat

    SONG FOR GUY – Sir Elton

    THE HAPPY WANDERER – Obernkirchen Childrens Choir

  • Comment number 15.

    SUMMER RAIN ~ Belinda Carlisle

    RAINBOW ~ Marmalade

    BRAVE ~ Leona Lewis

  • Comment number 16.

    BEND ME SHAPE ME - AMEN CORNER

    WITHA SWAG ALL ON MY SHOULDER - THE SEEKERS

  • Comment number 17.

    Also copied -

    5.
    At 10:20 12th Jul 2012, You wrote:

    IN THE COUNTRY – Sir Cliff

    OUT OF TOWN – Max Bygraves

    WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT – John Lennon

    HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT – Gladys & Her Pips

    JESUS IN A CAMPER VAN – Robbie

    GIMME SHELTER - Stones

    CARAVAN - Barbara Dixon

    CARAVAN - Van The Man

    CARAVAN OF LOVE - HouseMartins

  • Comment number 18.

    Quote from the sheriff in 'Smokey & the Bandit 3':
    "I'm as confused as a baby raccoon"

    I've never really understood what that meant, until now ;)

    More coffee might help...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 19.

    Caught up with you all!

    HALLO MUDDAH HALLO FADDAH - Allan Sherman

    SLEEPING BAG - ZZ Top

    AIN'T GONNA WASH FOR A WEEK - Brook Brothers

    TOSSING AND TURNING - Ivy League

  • Comment number 20.

    Off to a meeting

    Catch you later

    Shona x

  • Comment number 21.

    DOWN CAME THE RAIN - Mitch Marray

  • Comment number 22.

    Is this blog battle like VHS V Betamax? I hope we're VHS.

    Another quick campfire suggestion:

    GUITAR MAN - Elvis

  • Comment number 23.

    (not wanting to repeat myself or anything BUT)

    Morning all !!! (many happy returns to Lady Ammo)

    Just back from cherubs head-teachers retirement assembly, they made her a memory box which included 'a spot from a dalmation puppy' from the world book day when all the teachers dressed up as dalmation puppies and she the head teacher as Cruela Devil. It was quite a sight to be seen. Lovely voices from all the children this morning and many tears.

    Up to my eyes in 80's music at the mo as my friend has asked me to help her create a playlist for her 40th party. Bearing this in mind, can I suggest...
    RAIN OR SHINE - 5 STAR for the camping tunes. (Ive just drove 50 miles, I dont care what the weather is like, im putting up this tent!)

    Ahhh time for pop master :-)

    ~gill~

  • Comment number 24.

    @ Jilly - From the other blog! Thanks!

  • Comment number 25.

    OH GOD I WISH I WAS HOME TONIGHT - Rod Stewart

  • Comment number 26.

    OH my......

    Please PLEASE can I second

    DOWN CAME THE RAIN - MR MURRAY

    It absoultly HAS to be played ! Had been one of my favorate songs for many year despite having only herd it on the radio ONCE many moons ago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD3PeYji9Ew

    Well done Billie for remembering it :-)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 27.

    Thanks Gill! I actually typoed MARRAY! Ha!


    IN THESE SHOES? - Kirsty

  • Comment number 28.

     
    Ticks - Brad Paisley



    Keep it Country!

  • Comment number 29.

    #8 We do enjoy a little mischief!

  • Comment number 30.

    Thanks for that Simon. I can now cancel the emergency eye test I booked when a yellow ball appeared in a blue sky this morning. Although not camping this weekend I'm off to the English Lakes this weekend and have started hunting out sun hats and sun block as well as waterproofs.

    Camping tunes.

    WILD WORLD - CAT STEVENS

    MOON ON THE RAIN - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION

    NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN - FLEETWOOD MAC

    OUT IN THE FIELDS - GARY MOORE & PHIL LYNOTT

    MUDDY WATER BLUES - MUDDY WATERS

    Being a bit more tongue in cheek

    CRAZY - GNARLS BARCLAY

    SAVE ME - QUEEN

    IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT - REM

    THE FLOOD - TAKE THAT

    Now off to add another layer of wax onto walking boots (not that I'm expecting this weather not to last)

  • Comment number 31.

    There seems to be a new duplicate blog.

  • Comment number 32.

    #26, Having never heard of Mr Murray, Gill I checked out your link and very nearly jumped out mi skin ;-)

    Please Mr Mayo, it's a must for today's theme.

    Laters

    A.

  • Comment number 33.

    #10 Alice – me too, don’t tell anyone

    Katy – have a good break, come back soon!

    BBB – Safe journey to Singapore


    Cover From The Sky – Deacon Blue

    Through a Long & Sleepless Night – The Divine Comedy

    There is a John Denver & The Muppets song about camping but I don’t think it was released except on DVD ...

  • Comment number 34.

    Simon,

    Ah camping - I remember the days - some fondly; others not so!
    James related requests for today;

    I Wanna Go Home

    Come Home - Radio 2 might even have that one - go on - play it, please :-)

    Waterfall

    Nic

  • Comment number 35.

    #33 Amelia, secret is safe wi' me, hehehe.

    Ummm...

    Let's go outside - George Michael.

    Maybes not, lol.

    A.

  • Comment number 36.

    Just found this alternative blog!

    IF IT WISNAE FUR YER WELLIES - BILLY CONNOLLY

  • Comment number 37.

    As I'm not keen on camping it's got to be

    LEAVING ON A JET PLANE - PETER PAUL & MARY

    or

    GET HERE - OLETA ADAMS
    (it does mention a caravan honest and there's little rain in a desert
    "You can reach me by caravan|Cross the desert like an Arab man" etc )

    And to end on a different note Happy Birthday Mrs Mayo.

  • Comment number 38.

    On another note, in Simon's Blog, didn't he mention he was on holiday after the weekend, but no mention of who's going to be sitting in his seat?

  • Comment number 39.

    #38 its patrick kielty

    hi all ive got 2 blogs today so i post on both

    CARAVAN OF LOVE-HOUSEMARTINS

    GOING CAMPING-JOHN DENVER

  • Comment number 40.

    Sorry just answered my own question Patrick Kielty

  • Comment number 41.

    Hello All,

    A very happy 50th birthday to Mrs Mayo, I hope all the Mayo family have a great time celebrating, maybe Simon could do his "sexy Larry voice" as a special treat ;-)

    I'm still suffering with my "summer" cold, it actually does look like summer outside today! Warm sunshine aplenty, or maybe that's just my fevered mind....

    Oldie suggestions...

    FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY - CROWDED HOUSE

    GENTLE ON MY MIND - DEAN MARTIN

    TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS - JOHN DENVER or...

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - JOHN DENVER

    ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO - LOBO

  • Comment number 42.

    Sharon - Patrick Kielty according to the schedule pages

  • Comment number 43.

    Thanks uncle gazza, shazza signing off for today.

  • Comment number 44.

    Morning All,

    Happy Birthday to Mrs Mayo

    Hoffs, Katy, and Chickster, hope you have enjoyable breaks
    B & B, good journey and safe travels

    Camping = camp beds........

    'Pump It Up' Elvis Costello
    'Move Over Darling' Doris Day or Tracy Ullman
    'Thorn In My Side' Eurythmics

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 45.

    Well that's confuzzling - two blogs!

    I hope everyone is well. It seems it's going to be quiet around here for a few days. I'm heading down to Gatwick later today to fly off tomorrow. My plucked and waxed (though not ironed!) body has now been spray-tanned so I'm ready to go (please let it be sunny, or I'm going to be coming back paler than when I left)!

    Camping oldies:
    Caravan of Love - The Housemartins
    Out in the Cold - Carole King
    Out of the Sinking - Paul Weller

  • Comment number 46.

    Wishing happy holidays to Chickster and Autumn_Gale.

    Our numbers are dwindling by the minute!

  • Comment number 47.

    Morning Simon (aka Larry?) , DT Team and all Blogpoppets

    Two blogs?? Does Matt of the BAIU need to have a look!

    Very brief pop in lots to do and little time.

    CAMPING TUNE SUGGESTIONS:

    The Thin Wall-Ultravox

    and for those unfriendly situations,

    I'm gonna tear your Playhouse down-Paul Young.

    Off to Ottery St Mary tomorrow for the weekend to see Mr B's family-Where are my wellies, or if you've seen the news reports, should this be waders??

    Love & Kisses,
    Mrs B x

    Ooh Happy Birthdays to Mrs Mayo too

  • Comment number 48.

    A late start for me.....

    THE SMITHS 'HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW' ( and hungry,wet,cold and unwashed too)

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 49.

    ELVIS COSTELLO 'PUMP IT UP'

  • Comment number 50.

    How very rude of me to forget to say Happy Birthday to Mrs Mayo. 50 at last! Wishing you a lovely day and much happy celebrating later.

    (Nice to see you Mrs Boris)

  • Comment number 51.

    If weather is nice for campers on holiday, they may have/like this....

    BLANKET ON THE GROUND ~ Billie Jo Spears

  • Comment number 52.

    'Life's A Gas' T Rex

  • Comment number 53.

    Hello Everyone and, of course, Simon, The Team and the VNYM,

    It's been a while but as the boss has just left to sail the seven seas, well Grimsby to Holland, I thought I'd make the most of playtime.

    My justification and suggestion for a camping oldie:-

    Just on the off-chance that, as they get ready for bed, the tent and all their belongings are blown away in the high winds his wife will be heard to shout DONALD WHERE'S YER TROOSERS?' 'Let the wind blow high...'

    Rightio, off to catch up. Only to the beginning of this blog and not all the way back to when life started to get in the way of my e-socialising.

    Laters p'taters.

    xx

  • Comment number 54.

    Well I didn't need to sit on my suitcase to get it to close, so that's a result!

  • Comment number 55.

    Hey Toots! How are you? Long time no see!

    Things seem very slow here today? Is it the shizophrenic blog? Or are all the chatterboxes on hols?

    I've been trying to think of some puns in attempt to plug the gap left by the absence of the punmeisters (JBG and B&B) and all I can come up with is:

    CAMP 'EM UP SOLID by RY COODER

    Perhaps I should have left that one usaid? ;0)

  • Comment number 56.

    Is that the time already? Really don't know where this morning went...

    TOOOOTTTTSSSS!!!!! *waves frantically* Lovely to see you!

    A good time was had last night. However... (grumpy old woman alert) the concert started half an hour later than the advertised time (why do they always do that? downright rude in my book), the floor by my seat was sticky due to someone at a previous gig spilling their drink and it not being cleared up, and when did it become acceptable to have digital cameras and mobile phones snapping away throughout? In my day (!) photography was strictly prohibited. It was quite a distraction - one girl in front of me seemed to spend the whole evening looking at her camera screen - I can't imagine she would have got much out of the event itself, although she must have some great photos to post on her FB page...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 57.

    Lovely to 'see' you Harry m' Lovely, how's you? It has been a long time; life getting in the way I'm afraid. Anyhoo, all's well. Eldest boy still coming to terms with being back home after having the best time at the Scottish music festval at the weekend. Youngest boy has just texted to say he came 3rd in the 800m at an inter-schools sports day (listen out for a three worder).

    I would like to add my felicitations and wish Mrs M a very happy 50th birthday. We've got an 18th and a 50th in our household this year. Very busy, happy times.

    #54 - AutumnGale - thermals and waterproofs don't take up a lot of room, or are you off somewhere you'll only need bikini, t-shirts and shorts?

    Grindstone backing up so must get cracking again.

  • Comment number 58.

    I couldn't post all that I wanted to say in one go, so here's the rest:

    But it was a great concert, and fantastic to hear those famous guitar riffs played live by Brian May himself! Our son was absolutely in his element! And I did a bit of celeb-spotting too - Phil Spencer from 'Relocation, Relocation' was two rows in front of us (I had to look him up when I got home, as I couldn't remember his name!). And I also spied Bob Geldof, and apparently Matt Lucas was there as well.

    Hope you have a great holiday Autumn_Gale. And Madchickster too, and anyone else who's off somewhere... Sounds like we're going to be a bit thin on the ground...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 59.

    #56 - *waves frantically* - DEEEBBBSSS!!! Thank you - lovely to 'see' you too. I hope none of the above spoiled your night out. I've loved Queen since I was about 13 years old - my parents bought Night at the Opera for me and that was it. Had the opportunity to see them in concert about 30 years ago and didn't take it!?!

    really must attend to the grindstone.

    Cheery bye for now.

  • Comment number 60.

    #58 - Deebs, i'm hoping to be able to poop by next week so look forward to having some fun.

    Really must go.

    xx

  • Comment number 61.

    #57 Toots, be good to have you around next week. There are quite a few people away.

    And, while we're on the subject of next week (how long is Simon away for?), will we be thinking up a new game? Or should we resuscitate an old one?

  • Comment number 62.

    Hello all - yellow thing in a blue sky - most disconcerting!

    May I second or third or whatever DOWN CAME THE RAIN - MR MURRAY. I suggested it a few weeks back for something or another. I remember it from ages ago but had to trawl youtube for it - had no idea who sang it-................please choose it NYM/L.

    Hospital wasn't wonderful yesterday - felt worse coming out than when I went in and not everything that was planned could be done for various reasons so it looks as though more prodding and poking is on the cards! Oh deep joy.

    HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY MRS MAYO. Have a wonderful party/celebration and then a holiday - lovely.

    JW

  • Comment number 63.

    Oh and happy holidays to all vacationing bloggers - have happy days!

    JW

  • Comment number 64.

    Deebee,

    Deevski and I went to see Paul Heaton's the 8th last night at St. Paul's Church in Birmingham. A play and a song about the 7 sins, accompanied by several of his guest/friends. Brilliant stuff. Then he and they did a "Best of" session, with anecdotes and chat in between. Hardly any cameras, nobody stood up, apart from the end to applaud. Very refreshing and civilised.
    Simon Aldred (He of Cherry Ghost) was one of his guests - outstanding voice.

    Nic

  • Comment number 65.

    Hello Toots! Nice to see you back even though your nose is at the grindstone ;)

    Speaking of Scottish Music festivals, there is someone screeching on the bagpipes outside the office. Heeuch!

    Some funny tunes mentioned today and I hope at least one of them gets picked.

    Glad you had a good time at the concert Deebee and did a bit of cleb baggin' as well. ;)

  • Comment number 66.

    Forgot to add - sorry to hear it didn't all go to plan yesterday Jennie ;(

  • Comment number 67.

    #63 Jenny – I’m sorry yesterday didn’t go as well as hoped, sending you my best wishes

    Happy holidays Autumn_Gale hope all the plucking etc is rewarded with some sun

    In theory I am on holiday in 3 weeks but if I don’t stop procrastinating soon I will still be here in October …

    #56 Deebee – only sounding a little like a grumpy old woman but yes stickiness is icky.

    You may as well stay at home than watch it all through a view finder. I love taking photos at gigs but only do it for a few songs at the beginning and end. I have to fight the urge to show people that their camera’s flash can be set to OFF and not auto, all the flash does is annoy everyone anyway.

    My biggest moan is reserved for venues that have a complete no photos policy. If a particular artist doesn’t want photography that is fine and I would always respect them, and obviously no flash photograph is just common sense. But what makes me mad is gigs where I know the artist is happy for photos (because they have asked for them to be posted to their website) and I have taken photos of them countless times before, where you get over-zealous usherettes madly shining their torches at anyone who dares to use a camera. Rather more irritating and disturbing than flash-less photo taking.

    Maybe I was spoiled when I lived in Yorkshire, lots of lovely small music venues where there were no daft rules.

  • Comment number 68.

    The blog is behaving very strangely today.

    Not only are there two of them but I had a message when I opened the page just now telling me that 'this page is best viewed with style sheets enabled on my browser'!

    My sheets are not stylish enough for the Beeb? The shame of it! ;)

  • Comment number 69.

    #61 - Harry, we have an ISO audit coming up later this month so in order to save my sanity whilst getting my way through all the, ahem, paperwork (I doubt we'll ever get to paperless office status), I'll poop by.

    Shona and a heeuch to you too m' Lovely. Ask him if he'll play Highland Cathedral - guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye.

    JW - I'm not sure we've been introduced before. Sorry to hear of your health issues. Hope all's well soon.

    Lovely to hear everyone's gig stories. I remember getting soaked at a Midnight Oil gig in Berlin one time (didn't spoil our enjoyment). We returned the following evening to see Paul Simon and had a wonderful evening - not a spot of rain to spoil proceedings.

    Back to paperwork :(

  • Comment number 70.

    Not just you Jilly - all very blocky and my CSS's are not acceptable either

  • Comment number 71.

    #69 Toots - we've not been introduced - hello!

    Poor you, the thought of ISO audits from a previous life makes me shudder

  • Comment number 72.

    And hello Toots, lovely to see you coming out to play, long may it last!

    Harry we should definitely have a bit of a game to tide us over. Thinking caps on everybody.

  • Comment number 73.

    Toots - I don't think we have blogged at the same time - I remember your name from when I was a 'lurker' - nice to meet you, my dear!!

    JW

  • Comment number 74.

    Hi Jilly, I knew your name was familiar, I think I mistook you for a friend of mine when you first started drooping by. Not sure how long it'll last.

    Hello Amelia, lovely to meet you. You'll understand my need for headache medication this afternoon.

    Oh Jennie thank you it's nice to meet you too :)

    Okay back to the grindstone.

    xx

  • Comment number 75.

    Good to see that everyone has introduced themselves. It's a bit like being at a cocktail party...

    ;o)

    When I logged in just now the 'other' today's blog had disappeared. Looks like someone has been tidying up!

    I'm up for a game while our leader is away, especially if there are going to be fewer of us around, as it will help to keep things ticking over. Will have a think about what we could play.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 76.

    Yes, the other blog has now gone. I did post on there earlier informing people that this one seemed to be the favoured blog but fear a few continued to use that one. Maybe the NYM/W made a note of the suggestions before it was culled :S

  • Comment number 77.

    #75 *thinking cap on*

    Off to the machine for the last coffee of the day...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 78.

    Well, that's just great - I feel like a second-class bloggiste now. I find I've been contributing to 'the blog that never was' all day. Such is life.

    All sorts of memories (before they were expurgated) of camping trips to Scotland (with good and bad weather), the Alps (with thunderstorms), the New Forest (with Robin Hood, Price of Thieves being filmed) and France (with chateaux, wine and R4 long wave, oh and perfect company).

    I did suggest

    WEATHER WITH YOU - CROWDED HOUSE

    Wonder where that went ?

  • Comment number 79.

    Deebee,

    Idea for a game - one I play with my son - Don't say elephant - First person puts in a word, say Dog, then the next person has to put in a word starting with the last letter i.e. G, say Grass and the next with s etc - lots of words end with e, so that's why you can't say elephant, or you are out!

    Nic

  • Comment number 80.

    Afternoon All - just in time!

    Oh! ParsleyCat! Have you only just found out?

    Going to read back.

  • Comment number 81.

    #78 - Blew away?

  • Comment number 82.

    I have never heard that Steely Dan song before. I didn't quite catch the mensh but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a blogger.

  • Comment number 83.

    I can still see both blogs - the false one has 24 posts.

    Wasn't it a mess this morning? I got very confused and forgot to say "Happy Birthday" to Mrs. Mayo. Sorry, Mrs. Mayo.

    @Jennie - sorry it didn't go too well yesterday.

    @Toots - Hi Toots - good to see you again.

    @Deebee - glad you enjoyed Queen despite the flashes and the stickiness.

    #79 - Nic - I don't understand - if you said 'elephant' - wouldn't the next person have to use a word beginning with 't'?

    A muggle mensh for PEG?

  • Comment number 84.

    Greetings all - now back on terra firma and the last leg of my little journey. Last time I was in this hotel I got food poisoning and spent three days on the loo with Keith Richards and John martyn (as it were... in fact, those were the two biographies I downloaded onto a Kindle to keep me going). What an odd blog today! Is everyone on the other one pretending to be the real people on this one - blogterlopers? It's far too late to suggest any tunes obviously, but if I had I would have suggested one that reminds me of a few camping trips in the past, and revisits chat of a couple of days ago...

    SEVERAL SMALL SPECIES OF SMALL FURRY ANIMALS GATHERED TOGETHER IN A CAVE AND GROOVING WITH A PICT - Pink Floyd.

    Have lovely days y'll

    Oh - Harry - John I'm Only Dancing.... I think Simon meant another kind of camp?:o)

  • Comment number 85.

    Having just Slyped Swinton Insurance in Northwich, I can now here the dulcet tones of Elton and John Lennon... isn't technology amazing eh?

  • Comment number 86.

    "Slyped"???

  • Comment number 87.

    Lovely mensh for myself for John Lennon. LOVE his voice. Thankyou Simon.

  • Comment number 88.

    #87 Ah - Billie - I only joined the song half way through (I have a note to excuse me though), but Lennon's voice is beautiful. I have been listening a lot in the car before I came away to the Vol One of Anthology, and the quality of the vocals - especially on the rockers, particularly Long Tall Sally (which was Paul) - was fabulous, from all of the Fabs. Lennon's voice on songs like this always makes me think of a paper cut - dunno why!

    Ah... The Move. God love Roy Wood!

  • Comment number 89.

    Another muggle mensh for The Move?

    #88 Bertie - "GIRL" !

  • Comment number 90.

    Oh Bertie! Apologies - that reads as if I'm calling you a "girl". I am of course referring to the song!

  • Comment number 91.

    Well done on your mensh Billie, you're doing well this week!

    I hope you avoid any dodgy food this time round B&B.

  • Comment number 92.

    No mensh at all for OUT IN THE FIELDS - Deebee & PeteTheSpider ? Bechod!

  • Comment number 93.

    LOVE THIS! Caravan of Love - tried to get it played at Christmas Time -2 years running!

  • Comment number 94.

    #90 - tee hee Billie - no worries, I've certainly been called worse! I Love "Girl". A voice like a paper cut, but there's something so sorrowfully warm in his voice too.

    I note from some of the comments of the previous few days that there are a few cycling fans amongst the bloggists? I know "my stories" get a little protracted sometimes, but I was thinking of this earlier... In 2001 I was in Chicago for the Book Expo America book fair - America's big international book fair. I had been made redundant the year before, and this was my first visit as a newly self-employed bod. It was nice to be bumping into lots of old friends, and as I wandered through the exhibition centre I saw ahead of me a guy called Stuart, who had worked for me for a few years previously before he too was made redundant.

    Stuart was a nice guy and it was really nice to see him. He was chatting to some bloke when I went up and shook hands and said hello. We chatted for a couple of minutes, and then Stuart introduced me to his friend, who smiled broadly and nearly took my hand off. "Nice to meet you" I said, but in all honesty hadn't caught the guy's name. So we chatted for a few minutes, and the guy said he was going to go get a coffee and he'd be back in a few minutes... I assumed it was some colleague of Stuart. "You were very cool about that, Bertie and Baxter," said Stuart - "I thought you'd be gobsmacked, being into your sport and stuff!". "Why - who was it?" "That was Lance Armstrong" said Stuart. I was still none the wiser! Never heard of him. Stuart's company (who published "Men's Health Magazine" were doing a fitness book with him, and he was hanging out for the day with Stuart shaking hands with American booksellers in an attempt to whet their appetites...

    So - my story of "how I met Lance Armstrong and didn't know who the devil he was!"

    A bientot...

  • Comment number 95.

    Congrats & Welldones to Gazza & Amelia! Wonderful Song!

    #94 Bertie - funny story! But I had to ask Mr. BP who Lance Armstrong was!

  • Comment number 96.

    ....tomorrow, if you're good, I'll tell you my "I've been kissed by Sophia Loren" story!

  • Comment number 97.

    #95 - well, quite - at the time cycling wasn't quite as big as it is now, except among cyclists, but he's pretty much one of the best known sportsmen in the world nowadays. The only Armstrongs I was familiar with were Neil Armstrong and Stretch Armstrong!

  • Comment number 98.

    Funnily enough, the same day, via Guinness publishing and their exhibit for the G Book of Records, I met the then tallest man in the world. I am six foot four tall - this guy was a GIANT! He had hands as big as my torso and his feet were like cars!

  • Comment number 99.

    Going to KB now - might just do some Beatles!

    Supper - Mushrooms, Ham & Stilton - blogs passim !

  • Comment number 100.

    Go on Bertie - get #100 AGAIN!

 

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