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Ship shape and Weymouth fashion

Simon Mayo | 10:11 UK time, Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Not sure what to wear today. Off to Weymouth where it is raining but I think will be dry by the time we hit the beach this afternoon. Matt wants to wear shorts but I'm not so sure. And the train leaves very soon! Decision time!

The last time I was on the Dorset coast I do believe I was in shorts-of the 80's variety-and introducing Bros on the Radio 1 roadshow. Well we shut the place as you can imagine. They were the top act of the day and the place went seriously wild. The beach trembled and the coast line eroded just a little faster for the duration of "When Will I Be Famous?". Or whatever it was.

These Olympic shows are quieter affairs because they have to be; we are not allowed to put on 'an event' so we are quiet and unassuming, tucked into small corners and by large ships. Enjoyed yesterday by the Cutty Sark and who knew Rory Bremner was such an Equestrian fan? Well we did obviously, as thats why we booked him, but he was seriously good I thought.

The Olympic confession from Juliette Ferrington went down a storm and the quiz is a splendid sparkly thing.

And as we are in Weymouth let's do SAILING oldies please. You know what we need! Gunwales, sheets and spinnakers ahoy!

Have a restful and courteous Tuesday. See you just after 5

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  • Comment number 1.

    Me, again?

  • Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon. Have a great day at Weymouth.

    Would SAILING by ROD STEWART be too obvious?

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning lovely people

    Dreams By The Sea – John Martyn

    I’ll Sail This Ship Alone – The Beautiful South

    Ride The Wave – 7 Worlds Collide

    Cold Blows The Wind – Bellowhead

    Weather With You – Crowded House

    Sail to the Moon – Radiohead

  • Comment number 4.

    Ahoy there Simon and everyone

    What does BECHOD mean? As Billie and I apparently got one for beautiful south tune yesterday?

    Hard luck to Tom Daley and damn you twitter trolls, internet trollsof any kind should be exterminated!!!

    Sailing it is then:

    1. SAILING - Rod Stewart
    2. SAILING ON THE SEVEN SEAS - OMD
    3. SHIP OF FOOLS - Erasure
    4. SAIL ON - Commodores
    5. SAIL AWAY - David Gray
    6. OCEAN DRIVE - Lighthouse Family
    7. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - SAILOR
    8. DANCING WITH THE CAPTAIN - Paul Nicholas
    9. STILLWATER - Julian Lennon
    10. PURE SHORES - All Saints

    Well must pop off

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 5.

    'Sailor' by Petula Clark

    That'll do. I aint asking for Rod. Most tedious.

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning again, everyone.

    It's glorious here, (gloating again with Shona and Coffee Buzz) and I hope the sun will be shining by the time you arrive in Weymouth, Simon!

    Some sailing tunes....

    SAIL ON ~ The Commodores

    THE VOYAGE ~ Christy Moore

    ROCK THE BOAT ~ Hues Corporation

    WIND ON THE WATER ~ Crosby, Stills and Nash

    SPIRIT ON THE WATER ~ Barclay James Harvest

  • Comment number 7.

     
    If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett


    Keep it Country!

  • Comment number 8.

    The Wave - Mike Snow

    Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford

    Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino

    High Calypso - John Denver

    #5 Paul, can I share Sailor with you please? It's my partypiece ;)

  • Comment number 9.

    Good morning again!

    #2 Shona, I wondered that too!

    #oldies
    SAILING ON THE SEVEN SEAS - OMD
    THE RIVERBOAT SONG - OCEAN COLOUR SCENE
    SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE - SOFT CELL

    *suspects gloating will cease soon - fluffy white things appearing in the sky*
    Off to the coffee machine...

  • Comment number 10.

    Morning all

    Hope all's well. Has Simon said where he'll be on other days this week?

    Oldies:
    Beyond the Sea - Dean Martin
    Wooden Boat - Take That
    Dignity - Deacon Blue
    Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone/David Bowie

  • Comment number 11.

    I hope Simon went with the shorts.

    Just catching up on last night’s show, pesky wi-fi not working in the garden. Simon & Matt’s reaction to the confession is very funny.


    This Is The Sea – The Waterboys

    The Water – 7 Worlds Collide

    Wild Is The Wind – David Bowie

    Blown Away – Pixies

    Nightmares By The Sea – Jeff Buckley

    Ballard of The Broken Seas – Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

    Ships – Big Country

    Worker For The Wind – Runrig

  • Comment number 12.

    Morning all

    Grey and drizzly here; no doubt will be lovely in Weymouth by the time the team arrives later today!

    Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
    Girls Girls Girls - Sailor

    Back later

    T-G

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning all

    The Twitter troll has been arrested which is good news. 17 year old keyboard warrior.

    My suggestion for consideration, a song for Weymouth:

    SAILORTOWN - ENERGY ORCHARD

  • Comment number 14.

    Avast Me’hearties and a fair wind to Ben and the rest of the British Olympic Sailing squad. I’m coming in on a starboard tack here.

    Here are some top choones which us Galley Slaves can scrub barnacles off by:

    DAVID GRAY – SAIL AWAY WITH ME
    BOBBY DARIN – BEYOND THE SEA
    ROD STEWART – RHYTHM OF MY HEART (‘When the ocean meets the sky I’ll be sailing’)
    FRANK SINATRA – THE SUMMER WIND
    EVE GRAHAM – SAIL THE SUMMER WIND (‘The Dove’ OST)
    ROCK THE BOAT – HUGHES CORPORATION
    DANCING WITH THE CAPTAIN – PAUL NICHOLAS
    ROBERT PALMER – RIPTIDE
    PETULA CLARK – SAILOR, STOP YOUR ROAMING
    REPARATA AND THE DELRONS - THIS IS THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP
    SLOOP JOHN B – THE BEACH BOYS

    Really squeezing the subject could be:

    THE LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY – OCEAN DRIVE
    SABRINA – BOUYS BOUYS BOUYS

    Simon - keep an eye out for the boom at all times - why do you think it's called a BOOM!?

  • Comment number 15.

    Is this why the Chinese competitors do so well in the Olympics?

    "How Chinese children are taken away from their families and brutalised into future Olympians"

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181374/Ye-Shiwen--forging-Mandarin-mermaid-How-Chinese-children-brutalised-future-Olympians.html#ixzz22C3AS9Eb

  • Comment number 16.

    #10 Autumn Gale Emms - it's listed under Schedules on Home page - but I know they're both in London .. tomorrow Horse Guards Parade and the next day outside the City Hall [ but I may have them the wrong way round]


    #OldiesTheme

    TALL SHIPS - SHOW OF HANDS

    RAMBLING SAILOR - SHOW OF HANDS



    :^)

  • Comment number 17.

    OK, some more...

    'Clementine' by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, if only for the mentions of '49ers

    Laser Love' by T Rex

    'Wishing On A Star' by Seal

    'Overture In B Flat major, D. 470' by Schubert

    'Rsx' by Cally & Juice

    'Baby Finn' by Ruarri Joseph

    'Clementine' by Elliott Smith

  • Comment number 18.

    Hello All,

    Thank you for the mention yesterday Simon, didnt hear it but will catch up later

    'Dignity' Deacon Blue

    'I'll Sail This Ship Alone' Beautiful South

    'Ship Building' Elvis Costello

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 19.

    Morning Simon & All,

    Hope you day in Weymouth & Portland goes really well Simon, will listen a bit later but not in the car as long when there is no school run.

    Tunes for the day:

    BREEZIN - GEORGE BENSON
    BEYOND THE SEA - MICHAEL BUBLE
    ROCK THE BOAT - HUES CORPORATION

    With so much sport to watch there is just not enough hours in the day, how are we ment to sleep & do a day of work too.


    Something to ponder
    Q; Why do the men doing Beach volleyball wear so much clothing and the ladies wear so little? :-/

    Have a good day everyone, I see we have the rain again, just got used to seeing that gold thing in the sky, Team GB will just have to provide GOLD in other ways.

    No pressure Team GB just enjoy the experience and try your best in everyway possible.

    Sharon X

  • Comment number 20.

    #16 thanks Katy

  • Comment number 21.

    Almost certainly seconding:

    SAILING ON THE SEVEN SEAS - OMD

    SAIL AWAY - David Gray

  • Comment number 22.

    Good morning all - wet start but trying to cheer up, by the look of it.

    Only choon I can think of is

    MICHAEL ROW YOUR BOAT ASHORE - ?

    See you later

    JW

  • Comment number 23.

    #OldiesTheme


    SOUTH AUSTRALIA - FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS

    HAUL AWAY JOE - FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS

    CANADEE-I-O - NIC JONES

    WOODEN SHIPS - CROSBY STILLS NASH AND YOUNG


    :^)

  • Comment number 24.

    Good morning all

    CATCH THE WIND - DONOVAN

    SAILING THE WIND - LOGGINS AND MESSINA

    CAST YOUR FATE TO THE WIND - SOUNDS ORCHESTRAL

    SPLISH SPLASH - BOBBY DARIN

    THE BOAT THAT I ROW - LULU

    MIRROR MAN - HUMAN LEAGUE (mirror dingy)

    Enjoy the day

  • Comment number 25.

    Here's some oldies to be going on with Simon

    *Ships*

    Walker Brothers - My Ship Is Coming In - 1965
    Erasure - Ship Of Fools - 1988
    Be-Bop Deluxe - Ships In The Nights - 1976

    *Boats*

    Lulu - The Boat That I Row - 1967
    Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat - 1974

    *Sails or Sailors*

    Katie Melua - If You Were A Sailboat - 2007
    Petula Clark - Sailor - 1961
    David Gray - Sail Away - 2001
    Jimmy Buffet - Son of a Son of a Sailor - 1978
    Crosby Still & Nash - Southern Cross - 1982
    Beach Boys - Sloop John B - 1966
    Styx - Come Sail Away - 1977
    Billie Holiday - A Sailboat in the Moonlight - 1937
    Burl Ives - What do you do with a drunken sailor - 1961
    Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) - 1988
    The Beautiful South - I Sail Yhis Ship Alone - 1989


    *Sinking*

    Paul Weller - Out Of The Sinking - 1994
    Kaiser Chiefs - Sink That Ship - 2005

    *Others*

    Jimmy Buffet - Landfall - 1996
    Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay - 1968
    The Muppets - Sailing for Adventure
    (from Muppet Treasure Island)

    Toni Childs - Where's the Ocean - 1988
    The Doors - Land Ho! - 1970

    Have Fun!!!!!!
    Neil B.........

  • Comment number 26.

    I wonder if Simon was listening to Chris Evans this morning because around 7.20am, Chris said hello to 10-year-old Oliver, one of the lads in his kiddies' spot who was on yesterday and had returned to tell of his day at the Olympic Games, and Oliver replied.... "Good morning SIMON"!!! :o))

  • Comment number 27.

    Coincidentally I'm going out on a boat later this afternoon and I mustn't foget to include this song... my favourite of the theme so far......

    FISHERMAN'S BLUES ~ The Waterboys

  • Comment number 28.

    Good morning everyone.

    A little busy this morning with phone contracts; car insurance; hair drying shenanigans; you know the kind of thing.

    Weymouth? Ahhhhhhhhhhh may a happy hour spent in the Harbour Lights before walking back to Portland because I couldn't afford a taxi ;0)

    Theme:

    SHIVER ME TIMBERS by TOM WAITS

    or

    THE PIRATE'S BRIDE by STING

    Gymnastics was all a bit thrilling, wasn't it? You have to feel sorry for the Ukrainians, though.

    Catch you later.

  • Comment number 29.

    Some late thoughts on sailing tunes

    MOONLIGHT FEEL RIGHT - STARBUCKS

    A SALTY DOG - PROCUL HARUM

    SAIL AWAY - ENYA

  • Comment number 30.

    Thanks for the puppy comments. The 3 babies are doing well, but their mum Shadow is still very sore after a 3 1/2 hour cesarean operation. Poor husband is now having to give up his ticket for Olympic dressage on Thursday as needs to dog sit.

    Sailing - Rod Stewart
    The Captain - Biffy clyro
    Rio - Duran Duran
    Night boat to Cairo - Madness
    Orinoco Flow - Enya
    Sail to the moon- Radiohead
    The riverboat song - Ocean Colour Scene
    Waterfront - Simple Minds
    Wetsuit - The Vaccines

  • Comment number 31.

    Greetings olympian bloggers, liking the suitably themed names :)

    I just had to pop in with this one (does no one else remember it?!)

    SAILING - CHRISTOPHER CROSS

    Go Team GB

  • Comment number 32.

    Hello All;

    No time to linger, or join in the chat, I'm afraid :(

    Raining here, matches my mood.

    Oldie suggestions...

    INTO THE MYSTIC - VAN MORRISON

    SEA OF HEARTBREAK - JOHNNY CASH

    ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA

    ROCK THE BOAT - HUES CORPORATION

    SAIL ON - THE COMMODORES

    SAIL ON SAILOR - BEACH BOYS

    SAILING ON THE SEVEN SEAS - O.M.D

  • Comment number 33.

    Two more I can add -

    RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET – NAT ‘KING’ COLE (Because I am also a Mirror dinghy sailor)

    WEATHER WITH YOU – CROWDED HOUSE (Well there’s a small boat made of china)

    I bet Simon feels like he’s doing a Radio 1 Road show with Smiley Miley!

  • Comment number 34.

    Oh, and I changed my blog name...

  • Comment number 35.

    #34 I picked up on that, Zoe. your score has been logged and will be reported, along with the others in the lunchtime update.

    It'll be lunchtime update time now, then?
    +The 2012 'lympic Names+
    =====================
    *ameila (olympic name pending)
    *And over the Baton Son
    *Athlete from Eastleigh
    *Autumn_Gale_Emms
    *B of the Bang Billie
    *Beach Jillyball
    *Bow and Arrow Brandon/Shuttlecock Brandon/Oar Some Brandon/Paddling Brandon
    *coffeeBuzz Schneider/Daley coffeeBuzz
    *fatima gazza bolt/addlington phelps
    *Flo-Jo
    *Gill - WINagee
    *Glenn of Pentathlon
    *Half pass-ley Cat
    *Harry the Synchronised Swimmer/Harry the Rhythmic Gymnast
    *J Ennis Wren
    *Judo41
    *Ken - Go Cav and Allez Wiggo
    *Laser_Dinghy_Stormrider
    *Lilac Blue Vault
    *Mo Farahway
    *Mrs Bellringing Boris
    *Pistorius Soul Lady
    *Shona lot of muscles
    *Suzieeeeeee a go go
    *Synchronised Vildeen
    *Team_Geebee_Deebee/Teem_Geebee_Deebee
    *Team PentaHoffs
    *Tickled Locog
    *TorchLight Katy
    *Tortie-Gunnell
    *WaterPaulO Sheffield
    *Zoe-la Budd/Zoe The Weightlifter


    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 36.

    Ah haaaar, avast there me hearties!

    Afternoon all, finally seen the bottom of the 2 weeks worth of 'while on holiday' emails...

    I want to 2nd: BE BOP DELUXE - 'Ships In The Night'
    a band beloved of Zen Bruce, but rarely heard elsewhere

    Plus of course
    PAUL WELLER and 'Out of the Sinking' (eek)

    Gotta go now to ask my boss to cough up for a course for me next week, while also asking her for a job reference! (another eeek)

    Laters,
    If job application form-filling and skipping class allows......
    *skips off* (unlikely to skip back)

  • Comment number 37.

    #31 Hello again Glenn. It's been a while ...

    :^)

  • Comment number 38.

  • Comment number 39.

    Has Andy Toverson or John B Good been spotted anywhere ... actually - we haven't seen The Driver for quite some time either? Kevin? Revster? Ethics Man? The Cutbush Crew? ...

    mmm - hope we're not heading down that slippery slope ...

    :^/

  • Comment number 40.

    Greetings Olympic bloggers,

    Just dropped by to suggest:

    SLOOP JOHN B - Beach Boys

    Have been keeping up with some of the amusement and mirth on here.

    And now, my dears, I'm off the Olympic Park - woo-hooooooo!

  • Comment number 41.

    Just read in Radio Times Extra that 24th August ARF will be devoted to Elton John - plenty of time to think of an opener, then!

    JW

  • Comment number 42.

    #39/40 Katy! Cue music from the Twilight Zone....

  • Comment number 43.

    #39/#40/#42 Are you in cahoots, John & Katy?
    ;)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 44.

    How about "Fog on the Tyne"? Not the Gazza version obviously!

    GB

  • Comment number 45.

    A couple of U2 tunes to cheer you on your way! "No Line On The Horizon" or "Walk On" as in walking on the water. Miracles may never cease.

    GB

  • Comment number 46.

    #39/40/42/43 CBuzz/Katy - A new Olympic discipline, "Synchronised Blogging"?

  • Comment number 47.

    *********************************************************
    * SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT *
    *********************************************************
    Silver for the Team Eventing - very close and tense finish. Great performance and possible individual honours this afternoon.

    Dressage beckons tomorrow.

    I'm just a bit concerned about the water polo - will the horses be OK in the pool ?

  • Comment number 48.

    hello all

    a bit grey today

    i just watched us get a silver at the horsey thing i was wondering when zara phillips gets her medal will she be the 1st olympian to recive a medal from there mum.

    SAILING-CHRISTOPHER CROSS

    SAILING-ROD STEWART

    SLOOP JOHN B-BEACH BOYS

    CATCH A WAVE-BEACH BOYS

    BOAT THAT I RODE-LULU

    SURFS UP-BEACH BOYS

    #44

    whats wrong with my version of fog on the tyne im a good singer when ive had a few drinks lol

    gazza x

  • Comment number 49.

    Afternoon all!

    Quick poop by to offer two songs on a windy theme (four boys in the house.....)

    AGAINST THE WIND - BOB SEGER
    FOUR STRONG WINDS - NEIL YOUNG

    and to shudder at the thought of 'shorts 80's style' (Not from Simon's perspective - I am sure that they looked fab, but from the older members of this team's point of view. Goodness, we thought we looked cool....)

    I have been asked to sign off as 'Hoffs de Coubertin'. Apparently Team Pentahoffs thinks it sounds rather intriguing. I think it sounds a bit sleazy.

  • Comment number 50.

    SAILOR by SAILOR from their album Sailor
    SAILIN' SHOES by LITTLE FEAT

  • Comment number 51.

    I love your 'Lympic name Gazza - ADDLINGTON PHELPS - sounds very 'Home Counties'.

    ;0)

    JW

  • Comment number 52.

    Good afternoon 'lympic blogsters,

    Synchronised blogging? Sounds like fun ;) Nice to see you JBG. And Glenn, welcome back.

    #28 Harry, hair drying shenanigans? Maybe that is part of this new synchronised blogging as it sounds just like me at my hair appointment this morning, lol, trying to tame this mess of curls isn't an easy job, especially as it's raining.

    Zoe, nice to see you. Know you're having a tough time of late ((hugs)). I hope there are some good days on the way for you.

    It would be nice if one of our special Olympic names got a mensh tonight. Not me obviously, as I didn't suggest anything today, but it'd be good to hear one of you!

    Dog walk pending. In the rain. So much for my new 'do'.

    BJx

  • Comment number 53.

    #51 thanks j-ennis it does sound a bit posh.

  • Comment number 54.

    We must be of the same hair-type B Jillyball. I've just tamed my mop with the aid of straighteners - I dread it when it rains as all my hours of taming go out of the window, so to speak!

    It wouldn't be so bad if I could leave it in the hope that it looked halfway decent when I get up, but it just looks a mess so I have to wash it again and go around with a wet look for a few hours and then give in to the straighteners again.

    The trials we go through.................

    JW

  • Comment number 55.

    #52 & #54 BJ (? am I missing something here?) and J-Ennis, what's wrong with curly hair? I love curly hair!

  • Comment number 56.

    I love curly hair too, but mine isn't curly enough! It looks ok when washed and left to dry on its own but looks like a disshevelled birds' nest in the morning and needs washing again to look halfway decent.

    JW

  • Comment number 57.

    I like the sound of Adlington Phelps and I think Simon might enjoy reading out this name today as it has a classy ring to it!

    I hope Shona and Coffee Buzz are still gloating... I am as it's still glorious here!

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7684510470_3c6bf1c350_b.jpg

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7109/7684510586_f7fd1c466d_c.jpg

  • Comment number 58.

    #41, J Ennis-Wren, I wonder if Elton John will be live on Simon's 24 August, Elton ARFO show and perhaps will tinkle his old ivories!

  • Comment number 59.

    My ears are bleeding. Just had a 2 hour meeting with a man who did not pause for breath ;(

    On the hair drying shenanigans. My mum was a teacher and she once received a note from a parent who asked for her son to be excused from school that day because he had "burnt his winkle on the hairdryer".

    ~0)

  • Comment number 60.

    Lovely photos Flo-Jo. Send some the sunshine south again, please - really grey and overcast all day.

    It didn't say whether he would be on the show in person - apparently R2 is having an Elton John weekend and he will be hosting a show and picking some of his favourite choons.

    Ouch, Shona ;~( I can feel the fellahs flinching!

    JW

  • Comment number 61.

    #57 Lovely pics Flo and yes, still half gloating here. Big clouds are drawing in and I rather fear rain is on its way in time for walkies.

  • Comment number 62.

    #57 I almost left Gloaters Corner at lunch time, Flo-Jo, when a few ominous-looking 'big bruisers' of clouds loomed overhead. The bruisers appear to have gone elsewhere to loom for the meantime, leaving a few wispy trails on sentry.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 63.

    #61 Shona, are your clouds anything like these I saw a wee while ago... that a little girl reckoned she could see angels in?

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7684754046_4805c635b5_c.jpg

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7684753978_6e3568722f_c.jpg

  • Comment number 64.

    #57/my#62 Apologies Flo-Jo, for not mentioning that those photos look superb, which they do!

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 65.

    Managed to stay dry on my dog walk, so no 'Monica do' just yet! lol

    J-Ennis it is a pain isn't it? My hair is naturally very curly but just has a mind of its own. For a change, every now and then, I straighten it and when I go for my 6 weekly colour and trim I always get the hairdresser to straighten it. She does it so well and I feel all neat for a while! lol

    Harry, what are you missing? I hope your hair drying shenanigans earlier didn't produce the same result as Shona mentioned! LOL


    Great photos Flo, send some sunshine South please :)

  • Comment number 66.

    Afternoon all, nose has been to the grindstone today, so no time to play until now.

    Lovely to see some long-lost poppets pooping by, as well as the regulars.

    On the 'amount of time to tame hair' front I have the ultimate low-maintenance style - a short back and sides, in effect. I don't have a hair-dryer or brush, just give it a dry with a towel and I'm ready to go.

    The teenage Masters from Eastleigh, however, are a different story entirely - hairdryers, straighteners, enough products to stock a branch of B**ts. In fact Eldest Master from Eastleigh managed to pack all his clothes into a holdall for his holiday last year, and then had to upsize to a suitcase when he added in his hair-care.

    Planning to do something with sweet potatoes, red peppers (maybe I bought too many as they're a bit of a theme) and something meaty on the BBQ.

    Good luck with the sailing menshes x

  • Comment number 67.

    I have to agree that

    Rod Stewart - Sailing

    ... isn't the most original choice for today - but anyone who heard the Goddess-that-is Mary Berry on Desert Island Discs on Sunday might just look on it a bit more kindly than they once did...

    Go on Simon, I bet you're a DID fan on your day off!

  • Comment number 68.

    64 Daley Coffee Buzz, you don't have to mention my pictures... but here's another...

    3-word Tueday... YOUNGSTERS HAVING FUN!

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7685069184_a1e86264a9_b.jpg

  • Comment number 69.

    Hair talk, the male perspective (from a 'certain' age group)

    I went for a hair cut the other day. This is the last time I shall refer to such activity as 'going for a haircut'. Henceforth , it shall be referred to as grooming, or even 'male' grooming. There was a time when the barber, as he was back then, would offer such styles as the basin cut, short back and sides, or just a trim, or a bit off all over. Those days are gone, and that is no bad thing on the whole. If you are still young. These days, a trip to the male groomer can verge on the embarrassing. This started, for me, about five years ago, when to my horror, I was asked if I wanted my eyebrows trimming. I was dumbstruck, but I didn't realise that this was just the start of a slippery slope. Each time I returned to be shorn, the same question. 'Eyebrows?' I now look back on those as the good old days. As time passed the question was dropped, but the eyebrows were trimmed anyway, as this now seemed to be the norm.
    This week, I slipped a bit further down the slope, when the 'Hair Artiste' (not my phrase) took out a razor, and carefully shaved my earlobes. I was crushed. Where, just exactly where, does this slope end up? And do they teach apprentice hair stylists to be on the lookout for erroneous hairs in unlikely places, in order to humiliate we middle aged? Perhaps it is all a plan brought about in this age of austerity, whereby we are to be charged per hair.

    Slightly curly hair, you say? Pah! ;0)

  • Comment number 70.

    #69 PoS - that made me snort with laughter :)

    Congrats to Shona for the "Sea Cruise" mensh. Only just switched on, so haven't heard any others. Where's the 'music played' list disappeared to on the show page?!

  • Comment number 71.

    #70 AGE - I think I've only heard Shona too but I keep getting interrupted at work.

    Congratulations to Shona anyway. I think Zoe gets an OSM for Sail on Sailor.

    Very annoying that the music played seems to have vanished.

    I’m claiming an OSM for Roll to Me (yes I know I suggested it yesterday but still …)

    #69 PoS too funny to be read at work, much giggling between you and the confession

  • Comment number 72.

    Before I take my leave ..
    #38 - if anyone needs to add to the Guess the Medals - please go ahead. Someone else can tell them whether they're allowed to or not
    :^D

    I won't be in a place to post in here in here for a little while - have fun and play nicely.

    xx

  • Comment number 73.

    Yay for "blogvets" Tortie and me for Bobby Darrin.

  • Comment number 74.

    Well done to Shona, Tortie and Autumn Gale for having your tunes played... an OSM for Zoe and my Hues Corporation song was also played, but I didn't hear any names.

  • Comment number 75.

    Flo-Jo was also mentioned for the first choon - can't remember what it was,though. Sorry!

    Your 'grooming' post made me chuckle, WaterPaulo. I cut my Mr's hair and have to check for any errant growth from ears and eyebrows (known as Dennis Healy's in this house). I draw the line at nasal hair though - he has to deal with that himself!

    JW

  • Comment number 76.

    Jennie, I heard my Rock the Boat tune, but didn't catch any names... thanks!

    Just to bore you with a couple more pictures... I took these for Sal but I can't see her Olympic name... unless it's not recognisable as her usual Sal!

    Look how well camouflaged this duck and her two babies were this afternoon when I snapped this picture! The mummy duck spent ages drying her wings then they all got back into the water for a swim!

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7685899206_d1a4bae25d_b.jpg

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7685899130_361faa2711_b.jpg

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8162/7685954504_c58f83d3c2_b.jpg

  • Comment number 77.

    More lovely pictures Flo Jo. What a photogenic part of the world you live in!

    Have great evenings all.

    JW

  • Comment number 78.

    Well done Flo Jo, Autumn_Gale Tortie and *beams* me for the menshes tonight. A mush better night for bloggers.

    Paul, that story of you at the hair artiste was really funny. I have to cut Mr W's eyebrows as they seem to have a life of their own.

    Flo, you take some beautiful pictures and the clouds I mentioned earlier were not the lovely wispy ones but big dark ones. Torrential rain forecast for tonight and tomorrow so that's the end of the gloating.

  • Comment number 79.

    Yikes Shona!!

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk/ Lets hope it soon blows over.

    Flo, thanks for the duck pics. Are they shovellers?

    Off to the Olympics tomorrow, to see what the fuss is all about :)

  • Comment number 80.

    #79 Sal, Sal, they're Eiders... can you remember some time back when I posted some pics of some males and you said you had never seen Eiders down your way?

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8145/7688117390_518c5afcfe_b.jpg

    Look at the size of the baby's feet! They look huge! Males are more colourful.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/7688154024_92ec8dc32e_b.jpg

  • Comment number 81.

    Morning All,

    Quite a bright start here

    Hope its good for everybody

  • Comment number 82.

    Good morning.

    We have had torrential rain here since Sunday. Last time I saw rain like this was in Asia :-(

    Have a great day at the Olympics Sal. Going to see anything in particular? I spent most of yesterday watching on tv. The USA gymnasts were amazing.

    x

  • Comment number 83.

    Morning all

    Hopefully today is WiggoWednesday. C'mon Wiggo!

  • Comment number 84.

    Morning all

    Very soggy East Yorks this morning.

    Thank you Simon and NYM for my mention, shared with Autumn_Gale - and to all the other menshees. I had to explain to Mr T-G what a 'blogvet' was!

    Back later

    T x

    PS Hope you have a great day at the 'Lympix Sal!

  • Comment number 85.

    Good morning all - pretty non-descript here at the moment.

    We have been watching a young wood pigeon getting its breakfast from mum on the fence - still has some baby feathers left.

    Physio man coming today - more torture to go through!!

    JW

  • Comment number 86.

    #85 JEW - when I got in from work last night I noticed that we had a baby hedgehog scurrying around our garden- I assume it was a baby as it was very small and very inquisitive!

    Good luck with the physio!

  • Comment number 87.

    Morning all :-) a bit of a dull start here in The Shire.

    #79 wow! Hope you have a great time x

    JHS xxx

  • Comment number 88.

    Good Morning Troops

    Oh, I hope you don't have torture to go through J E Wren. It might not be as bad as you think. Fingets crossed for you.

    Have a super day Sal!

    Don't think I'll get a choon chase today as I am organising a strawberry tea for a colleague who is leaving but hope to catch you all later if I can keep my eyes open. Didn't sleep a wink last night ;(

    The rain has been torrential overnight - it must be August.

  • Comment number 89.

    Physio has been and I've been discharged!! Just got to keep up the exercises and practice kneeling down to pick things up and getting back up again without falling over.

    Have fun at the 'lympics Sal!

    JW

  • Comment number 90.

    Good morning everyone

    A warm, sunny start to today, despite rain having been forecast... (the rain came late last night) it must be our micro-climate in this little corner of Scotland!

    No sign of Simon yet, so if our dog-loving bloggers are around, here's a pic of my friend's gorgeous dog (just his face) who is big, soft and cuddly and weighs 12st 7lbs

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7687182082_ae09dccfe0_b.jpg

  • Comment number 91.

    Wet and damp in Cleckhudderfax too. Yorkshire is bathed in a warm glow with two silvers to its name. This is getting embarrassing for the Red Rose County.

    GO WIGGO!!!!!

  • Comment number 92.

    Good morning everyone!

    I'm no longer in Gloaters Corner, as we have returned to the perma-drizzle normality. :/

    Flo-Jo I too heard your mensh for Rock the Boat, but no others as my drive home took much less time than usual. I wasn't wearing lead-lined flip-flops, honest!

    Mrs cBzz and I went to see The Angels' Share last night and we thought it was superb. Whisky Galore, mixed with Trainspotting, The Usual Suspects and Restless Natives.

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 93.

    Hopefully today the GB team will pick up a Gold....

  • Comment number 94.

    Beautiful dog, Flo-Jo. I bet he takes some feeding!

    JW

  • Comment number 95.

    Good morning all!

    Hope you liked the sunshine I sent over from the Ionian Sea last week. ;-)

    I can see there is lots to catch up on.

    Yesterday, tragedy hit the chicken population here *cover your ears PSL and Alex_girl*. One horrible scrawny, low life fox had Monty, Eggwina Cilla and Delia. It was very sad to see just a pile of feathers left. Monty & Eggwina were beautiful phoenix bantams, having lived 10 years...so a good innings for them. I hope the fox is having trouble digesting them, I expect their meat was rather tough.

    However, Honey has somehow survived and has now decided to take up residence with the pony. Her equine bodyguard!

    My suggestion for today's theme?

    THE COMMODORES - SAIL ON

    Would be rather nice, please.

    x

  • Comment number 96.

    Daley coffeeBuzz, pleased you enjoyed The Angels' Share as my husband had wondered about going to see it... sounds like it would be worth seeing.

    I wonder how the name of the film was decided on, seeing as the 'angels' share' is said to be the amount of whisky taken by the angels from evaporation as it matures.

  • Comment number 97.

    #96 All will become clear, if you go to see it, Flo-Jo ;)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 98.

    #95 :-( was it a daylight attack? I best keep an extra eye on Peggy, Bella and Bobby-girl. What a horrid welcome home :-(

    PSL/JHS xx

  • Comment number 99.

    Nadia common madchick, as a person who loves hens, cockerels and cute feathery creatues, I am so sorry you have lost some of yours. Friends of ours have quite a few hens and ducks along from their stables over our side wall - some are like little old ladies with long aprons almost down to their feet and I sometimes 'chase' them a bit as they waddle when they run and whenever I'm along the lane beside them, I often take pics of them and the ducks and they are so photogenic... here's one I took a few days ago.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7690115790_42c699aabb_c.jpg

  • Comment number 100.

    #95 Welcome back Madchick - horrible news about the chucks : (

    Simon's just tweeted that today's theme is Beach volleyball

    T x

 

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