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Seaside Special 2

Simon Mayo | 08:17 UK time, Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Up early for a wee trip to Weymouth. I think we've been here before. The journey is a beautiful one and when it runs alongside the sea is quite spectacular.

The journey home seems twice as long and thrice as boring. But that's when Rebecca steps up to the plate and organises party games for the whole carriage. Singing songs, telling stories and wearing a variety of costumes, she hosts the train with style and panache.

I'm going to take some stirring Churchillian speeches to perform and maybe take my old unicycle to ride up and down the aisle. And maybe when we get back to London, we'll just stay on the train and wait to go back again. [This man has clearly lost it. Stop him now]

We'll be going sailing and talking to tour medalling and podiuming sailors and reflecting on another extraordinary day in this Olympic games. Having watched all the best bits again and again, I think Sir Chris Hoy is the colossus of the games. So eloquent, so talented, so powerful. And when he lost it on the podium, there can't have been a dry eye in the house.

So let's do TEARS and CRYING and EMOTIONAL OVERLOAD oldies. The competitors, the commentators, the watching fans have all choked up at various times (and you, dear blogger, you too?) so we'll chose the tunes to fit the happy howling.

This journey will be over soon (unlike the Weymouth train) so let's enjoy it while it's here. Have a powerful and inspired Wednesday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Woohoo.

    A nice early blog.

    Crying - Roy Orbison.

  • Comment number 2.

    TEARS OF A CLOWN - SMOKY ROBINSON

    CRYING - ROY ORBISON

    A tear or two has been shed in this household.............

    JW

  • Comment number 3.

    The crying game - Dave Berry.

    All cried out - Alison Moyet.

  • Comment number 4.

    I SECOND THAT EMOTION - SMOKY ROBINSON

  • Comment number 5.

    Glad to be unhappy - Mamas and Papas.

    There'll be sad songs to make you cry - Billy Ocean.

    Tears on my pillow - Kylie Minogue or Johnny Nash.

  • Comment number 6.

    Morning all

    First thoughts:

    'It's All Too Much' - The Beatles
    'Stop Your Sobbing' - The Pretenders

    N xx

  • Comment number 7.

    I hope you've got your brolly Simon!!

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

    Yes, here too!!

  • Comment number 8.

    My sentimental friend - Hermans Hermits.

  • Comment number 9.

    Good morning Simon, Team & Blogpoppets.

    Perfect timing, Lord A.

    CRYING SCENE - AZTEC CAMERA

    CRYING - GLEN CAMPBELL

    CRY ME A RIVER - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

    CRY ME A RIVER - MICHAEL BUBLE

    CRY - GODLEY & CREME

    Hope to be back later for chat.

    X

  • Comment number 10.

    Morning all - gotta be quick...

    ABC - Tears Are Not Enough

    STRANGLERS - 96 Tears

    THE BEAT - Tears of a Clown

    SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES - Tracks of My Tears

    MEAT LOAF - Read 'Em and Weep

    ALISON MOYET - Cry Me A River

    DON MCLEAN - Crying

  • Comment number 11.

    Good Morning Simon and 'Lympic Poppeteers

    TRACKS OF MY TEARS - SMOKEY ROBINSON

  • Comment number 12.

    'Itchycoo Park' - Small Faces ("It's all too beautiful...")

  • Comment number 13.

    Good morning everyone!

    Thanks for all the additional birthday greetings (from yesterday).

    #oldiesTheme
    JOY AND PAIN - DONNA ALLEN
    STOP CRYING YOUR HEART OUT - OASIS
    SO EMOTIONAL - WHITNEY HOUSTON

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 14.

    AS TEARS GO BY - ROLLING STONES

    I FALL TO PIECES - PATSY CLINE

    FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS - MARMALADE

  • Comment number 15.

    Another heart breaks - ELO.

  • Comment number 16.

    I FEEL FINE - THE BEATLES

  • Comment number 17.

    Good morning everyone

    A lovely sunny start to the day and my guess of 49 medals has probably been passed by the time this message appears!

    I absolutely loved seeing Sir Steve Redgrave hug and congratulate Sir Chris Hoy yesterday after his latest Gold medal win.... my highlight of the day!

    SOMEBODY TOLD ME YOU WERE CRYING - Allies

    DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING ~ Gerry & The Pacemakers

    TEARS ON MY PILLOW ~ Little Anthony and The Imperials

    AS TEARS GO BY ~ Rolling Stones or Marianne Faithful

    TRACKS OF MY TEARS ~ Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

  • Comment number 18.

    Dry your eyes - The Streets.

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Great an early blog brilliant!!!

    Here goes hankies to the ready:

    1. CRYING - Roy Orbison
    2. Everybody wants to rule the world - TEARS For Fears
    3. TEARS OF A CLOWN - Smokey Robinson
    4. TEARS ON MY PILLOW - Johnny Nash
    5. I SECOND THAT EMOTION - Japan
    6. SO EMOTIONAL - Whitney Houston
    7. CRY ME A RIVER - Justin Timberlake
    8. CRY - Godley & Creme
    9. ALL CRIED OUT - Alison Moyet
    10. Best of my love - THE EMOTIONS

    Oh well time to go.

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all

    The early blog caught me by surprise! Not read back yet, so presume I will be second/third, etc:

    CRY ME A RIVER - Michael Buble

    CRY - Godley & Creme

    AS TEARS GO BY - Marianne Faithfull

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 21.

    Morning All;

    Hmmm, my enjoyment of the Olympics has been somewhat soured, by the attitude of those who regard the paralympians as a poor second to what some dub 'The Proper Olympics'. There will be no individual Royal Mail stamps for gold medal winners (due to expected number of gold medallists) I tweeted Simon, to ask if Drivetime would be broadcasting from any of the Paralympic events. He didn't reply, and I'm assuming not, which is a shame (to say the least) after all the coverage there has been in the last couple of weeks.

    O.K rant over, I don't expect anyone else to share my sentiments, but there it is.

    Oldie suggestions...

    NO WOMAN NO CRY - BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS

    CRYING IN THE RAIN - THE EVERLY BROTHERS

    FOOL TO CRY - THE ROLLING STONES

    DON'T CRY OUT LOUD - ELKIE BROOKS

    DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING - GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS

    STOP CRYING YOUR HEART OUT - OASIS

    CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT - SHAKIN' STEVENS (HOIB?)

    CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

  • Comment number 22.

    I REALLY GOT THE FEELING - DOLLY P

    And yes, I have been known to shed a tear or two this last couple of weeks.

    x

  • Comment number 23.

    A couple more...

    MAZE - Joy and Pain

    NICK LOWE - I'm A Mess

    CAT STEVENS - Can't Keep It In

    ELKIE BROOKS - Don't Cry Out Loud

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning all - what will today bring ? We've broken the abacus trying to keep count.

    #10 - Sir Kitt - I've found the 'music played' link deficient (i.e. it doesn' do what it says on the tin)

    nadia common madchick - a mensh for you last night for 'One trick pony' - well done and more minor murmurs from Simon about our Olympic names. It's clearly all getting to him.

  • Comment number 25.

    Good morning everyone!

    First things first. Simon, thank you for the mention for the Paul Simon suggestion yesterday. I thought that the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band was an absolute shoe-in for Water Paulo - but not so sadly. You wuz robbed, Paul! ;-)

    I love the idea of games amongst the Drivetime team on the train journey home. Do you sing 'Oh, you'll never go to Heaven, in a biscuit tin' or is it a little less sedate?

    Crying oldies:

    CRY CRY CRY - ROXY MUSIC

    CRYING IN THE CHAPEL - ELVIS PRESLEY

    CRYING IN THE RAIN - A-HA

    EMOTIONAL RESCUE - ROLLING STONES

    DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING - PAUL CARRACK (from the wonderful 'A Different Hat' album)

    and I would like to second Sal's 'The Streets' suggestion above. Great song.

    Rightio, off to check on my lone chicken!

    x

  • Comment number 26.

    OOOOoooh! Mo! #9 G&C -good choice!

  • Comment number 27.

    #21 - Zoe - one thing to bear in mind is that the BBC is not the official broadcaster for the Paralympics (at least not on TV - that goes to Channel 4), so that could explain the (lack of) response.
    I'm sure C4 will do a fine job of their presentation and we ought to show the same kind of support as for the 'real' Games, but I'm sure we will be suffering from burnout by then.

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning Simon, DT team & bloggers

    Still sunning here!



    Five Get Over Excited - The Housemartins

    Tears of Gold - Ryan Adams

    King of Emotion - Big Country

    Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson

    Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure

    What Makes You Cry - The Proclaimers

  • Comment number 29.

    7 tears - Goombay Dance Band
    Be still my beating heart - Sting
    Before I fall to pieces - Razerlight
    Dry your eyes - Streets
    Every tear drop is a waterfall - Coldplay
    Express Yourself - MAdonna
    I second that emotion - Japan
    Open up your heart - M People
    please dont make me cry - UB40
    Stop crying your heart out - Oasis
    The clapping song - Belle Stars
    Smiley Faces - Gnarls Barkley

    Have felt very emotional over the last couple of days, especially when watching the equestrian team. Makes it harder when I'm actually supposed to be working and am just sneakily watching on my office computer.

  • Comment number 30.

    Good Morning all

    ITS MY PARTY (AND I WILL CRY IF I WANT TO) - LESLEY GORE
    BIG GIRLS DONT CRY - 4 SEASONS
    CRYING TIME - RAY CHARLES
    CRYING IN THE RAIN - EVERLY BROTHERS
    CRY LIKE A BABY - BOX TOPS
    BOYS CRY (WHEN NO ONE CAN SEE THEM)-EDEN KANE
    96 TEARS - QUESTION MARK AND THE MYSTERIONS

  • Comment number 31.

    #27 Half-pass-ley-cat - Ah, yes, I suppose the C4 broadcasting thing is the reason, and I would like to believe that things would be different, if the BBC had broadcasting rights...

    I'm not going to labour the point, I think the paralympians do have to play second-fiddle to the "real" Olympians. I may not like it, but then, there's so much in life that upsets me and makes my blood boil, this is just another thing to add to the list.

    RAINING IN MY HEART - BUDDY HOLLY

  • Comment number 32.

    WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS - THE BEATLES

  • Comment number 33.

    #32 Ooh I love that song Synchronised Vildeen

    I like the fact Simon used the term "wee trip" today ;)

  • Comment number 34.

    (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH) NO MORE TEARS - DONNA SUMMER & BARBARA STREISAND

    SEVEN TEARS - GOOMBAY DANCE BAND (That must be a HOIB, surely?)

    TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK

  • Comment number 35.

    Off to find Daley CoffeeBuzz at the coffee machine to wash down a red skinned banana. It's the food of athletes.

    Catch you in a while

    Shona X

  • Comment number 36.

    CANT KEEP IT IN (I'VE GOT TO LET IT OUT) - CAT STEVENS

  • Comment number 37.

    Morning All,

    'All Cried Out' Alison Moyet
    'Stop Your Sobbing' The Pretenders

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 38.

    Mr and I noted that we only see medal ceremonies if we win a medal. In the past, I'm sure all the medal ceremonies in the stadium were broadcast because we got fed up with hearing the American/Russian anthem! Are we dreaming?

    JW

  • Comment number 39.

    # one red-skin washer-downer coming right up...

    SSSS
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    |CCC|]
    |CCC|
    \-------/

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 40.

    Forget the large cookies from yesterday, Simon. I hope Rebecca has remembered to pack the ham and turkey sandwiches, hard boiled eggs and lashings of ginger beer! ;-)

    #31 Zoe, I agree re The Paralympics. Why not have them the year after, when we have all got over 'Olympic fatigue'. It'll be something to really look forward to and I'm sure they'll get the deserved prime media coverage then.

  • Comment number 41.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes' by Ultravox

    'Something In My Eye' by Turin Brakes

    'Baby Don't You Weep' by Edward Hamilton and the Arabians

    'The Weeping Song' by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

    'Juniors Wailing' by Status Quo

  • Comment number 42.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and emotional bloggers

    First things first - please fix the "Music Played" list for each "episode". Otherwise , if we miss it, we can't see what you played on last night's "episode".

    (Are you going to start adopting this language on air...."coming up later in the episode", or "out special guest on tomorrow's episode will be..."?)

    Many fine choices above. So I will go with...

    GREEN ONIONS - Booker T and the MGs.

    I'm sure they've just all been chopping veggies for a late-night snack of toasted sandwiches

  • Comment number 43.

    Morning all, an early blog today from Simon (but still I'm late to the off!)

    Choons from me for today ...

    HEART ON MY SLEEVE - GALLAGHER AND LYLE

    BREAKDOWN - TOM PETTY

    PRIDE - U2

    MOTHERS PRIDE - THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

    YOU KEEP IT ALL IN - THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

    CRYING IN THE SHADOWS - GARY MOORE

    CRY TO HEAVEN - ELTON JOHN


    #35 Red skinned bananas Shona? Must give that one a Google (other search engines etc ...)

    GoP :)

  • Comment number 44.

    Many a tear has to fall, but its all in the game - Nat King Cole.

  • Comment number 45.

  • Comment number 46.

    A few more:

    'Cry Boy Cry' - Blue Zoo
    'Emotion' - Bee Gees
    'Please Forgive Me' - David Gray
    'Passionate Friend' - The Teardrop Explodes

  • Comment number 47.

    I think that wiki can be corrected, if any of the info isn't quite exact? They seem to be way off the mark about red skinned bananas Shona! ;)

  • Comment number 48.

    'Old Red Eyes Is Back' by The Beautiful South

    'Emotional Rescue' by The Rolling Stones

  • Comment number 49.

    I thought that Shona's red shinned banana was actually a KitKat. (Other four fingered chocolate covered biscuit based bars are available.) (But they are rubbish)

  • Comment number 50.

    Hee hee :)

  • Comment number 51.

    Shinned? Flippin' 'eck!

  • Comment number 52.

    Show us yer shins Shona!!

  • Comment number 53.

    #51 *unpacks the marmalade* ;)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 54.

    #45 Suitably enlightened (I think?)

    8-)

  • Comment number 55.

    No no Glenn, they've got it all wrong! ;)

  • Comment number 56.

    What do they know about 'red-skinned bananas'? They also don't know that bananas can take on many forms - danish pastry, doughnut, cream cakes............

    The list is endless

    JW

  • Comment number 57.

    #56 - J-Ennis - so bananas are one of nature great shape-shifters, then ? Fascinating.

    Nadia - I forgot to enquire about the pony (from yesterday's blog). Sounds like a great prospect. At 12hh, I'd guess at Shetland or Welsh section A or B ?

    Songs for today -

    ALISON MOYET - ALL CRIED OUT (second that one)
    LEVEL 42 - EYES WATERFALLING

  • Comment number 58.

    Agreed "episodes" is just wrong & please fix the music played thingy. Working fine for other shows.

    I really don't like the new jingles. Maybe it will sound less odd once we are back to normal studio shows. Did I hear Simon describing it as "loud & expensive"? I think part of the problem is I watched the clips of the recording of some of the new jingles (not Simon's) & I can't get the images out of my head.

    I watched the last episode of Blockbusters last night. I really hope there is a new series. Great entertainment. I particularly liked Simon's reaction to the contestant who spoke to spirits or some such thing.

    Congratulations on a lovely mention yesterday Nadia! Pete got one too for Perfect.

    We podiumed in the quiz last night. I just about managed to hold back the tears of joy.

    I'm on holiday, the sun is shining, this never happens. Sitting in the garden, contemplating a wee walk before lunch.

    Now I fancy a red skinned banana, perhaps the kind with custard in the middle, isn't it marvellous what they can grow these days?

  • Comment number 59.

    #41 love the Quo suggestion :o)

    Don't think anyone's suggested this classic from 'Songs In The Key Of Life':

    STEVIE WONDER - Joy Inside My Tears

  • Comment number 60.

    Ah, think I'm catching up now ;-)

  • Comment number 61.

    And how about two late runners ...

    LIP UP FATTY - BAD MANNERS
    WEEPING AND WAILING - BAD MANNERS

    Oh how the memories come flooding back!

    GoP

  • Comment number 62.

    #57 HPC- he is a piebald Irish cob. He's very sweet, and my daughter is also 'breaking him in' to ride. Miss madchick is quite small, I hasten to add! We have had horses in the past (15.3 Skewbald Irish cob and a pretty 14.2 dun mountain and moorland pony) Mr madchick and miss madchick are the horsey folk in the family as are Mr madchick's sisters. I stick with the chicken (no longer plural) and smaller 4 legged friends!

  • Comment number 63.

    hi all

    TEARDROPS-WOMACK AND WOMACK

    96 TEARS-THE STRANGLERS

    CRYING-ROY OBISON

    TEARS OF A CLOWN-SMOKEY ROBINSON

    I SECOND THAT EMOTION-SMOKEY ROBINSON

    TRACKS OF MY TEARS-SMOKEY ROBINSON

  • Comment number 64.

    Afternoon all

    #58 Oh good Amelia, thought it was just me with the jingles.

    #JOHN: Nigel's receipes have gone too.

    Work far too busy for School Holiday's so apologies for non-participation, however

    MY 'LYMPIC MEDAL GUESS HAS BEEN DELETED!!!!!!!

    It was 72 and I'm with Shona-medals per person not per event (although I reserve my right to change my mind if we get up to 72 anyway!!!)

    Have a good rest of the day peoples,

    Love Mrs B x

    PS Is gazza going for all 'lympic names that sound like Victorian Detectives? Adlington Phelps, ably assisted by Pendleton Trott???

  • Comment number 65.

     
    This deserves inclusion if only for the killer closing line...


    I'm Gonna Be Strong - Cyndi Lauper or Gene Pitney


    :o)

  • Comment number 66.

    I used to like that song by Train.

    #tracksthatareplayedtodeath

  • Comment number 67.

    Probably too late, don't know why I didn't think of it earlier

    When a Man Cries - The Divine Comedy

  • Comment number 68.

    TEARS by KEN DODD
    CRY BOY CRY by BLUE
    EMOTIONAL RESCUE by ROLLING STONES
    BY PICCADILLY STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT by TRACEY THORN
    CRY ME A RIVER by JOE COCKER
    CRY ME A RIVER by JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

  • Comment number 69.

    Perhaps Adlington Phelps and Pendleton Trot could investigate the Mystery of the Shape-shifting Bananas!

    JW

  • Comment number 70.

    I meant CRY BY CRY by BLUE ZOO not by BLUE

    CRYING IN THE RAIN by THE EVERLY BROTHERS

  • Comment number 71.

    #69 and the missing links on the new look Drivetime page!!

    (Hope you're feeling better JW.)

    Mrs B

  • Comment number 72.

    Afternoon all

    Shouldn't be here as lots of catching up to do at work after my Olympic jaunt. #69 Shape shifting bananas? Where's Harry and a naughty step when you need him? ;)

  • Comment number 73.

    #72 Think it's you heading for the naughty step with thoughts like that! Our were all perfectly innocent.

    HARRY: We could write a book for you to sell. A book of Short stories:

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links

    ..................feel free to add any others. A new game perhaps!?

    Mrs B xx

  • Comment number 74.

     


     
    JESUS WEPT - Ralph McTell



                      {:-{)}

  • Comment number 75.

    Wow!

  • Comment number 76.

    I'm feeling much better, thanks Mrs Bellringing Boris - the 'whirling pits' seem to have abated. Just get the 'ladies problems' sorted and I'll be as fit as a flea. (Albeit a flea with MS!!)



    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera

    JW

  • Comment number 77.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)

  • Comment number 78.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)
    5) The Mystery of the Missing Shins

    #39 Thanks for the coffee Mr Buzz. It took me a while to drink it ;)

  • Comment number 79.

    All the above and the mystery of the missing sun, although I bet I can guess where it is :O

  • Comment number 80.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)
    5) The Mystery of the Missing Shins
    6) The Trampolining Fox!

  • Comment number 81.

    Hurrah, yer tiz!!

    No need to wring the bunny out after all! ;)

  • Comment number 82.

    ^^^ A set of books that could easily have been penned by Ms Blyton herself.

    Puts 50 Shades in the......errr......shade!! ;-)

    (That's if there was sun shining here to provide shade!!)

  • Comment number 83.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)
    5) The Mystery of the Missing Shins
    6) The Trampolining Fox!
    7) The Howling Gold Medalist

  • Comment number 84.

    #40 Nadia Common Madchick - I suppose it's easier to run the Olympics and Paralympics alongside each other, from an organisational etc point of view. But it means that the Paralympics do tend to be side-lined after the "main" event is over.

    Amelia - I'm not keen on the website revamp, or the new jingles either. I don't know why things have to be continually faffed around with. I suppose there's the rubbish about refreshing the brand etc, but it all seems a bit 'money for old rope' to me. And, how come 'new and improved' products are seldom, or never, better than the originals?

    Oh dear, I seem to be in a ranty mood today :-/

    Here's something a bit more light-hearted, the song 'Feelings' might have fitted today's theme, and Muppet fans might like this version...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3BNRF9ICc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • Comment number 85.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)
    5) The Mystery of the Missing Shins
    6) The Trampolining Fox!
    7) The Howling Gold Medalist
    8) The Missing Sun (from Sal)
    9) The non-weed-eating slugs and snails

  • Comment number 86.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)
    5) The Mystery of the Missing Shins
    6) The Trampolining Fox!
    7) The Howling Gold Medalist
    8) The Missing Sun (from Sal)
    9) The non-weed-eating slugs and snails
    10) The Rescue of Itch

  • Comment number 87.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)
    5) The Mystery of the Missing Shins
    6) The Trampolining Fox!
    7) The Howling Gold Medalist
    8) The Missing Sun (from Sal)
    9) The non-weed-eating slugs and snails
    10) The Rescue of Itch
    11) The Disappearing Twilight OARF (sequel to book 3!)

  • Comment number 88.

    Look....this is really not getting my ironing done..!

    We may even be awarding someone a hat at this rate.

    Slow medal day today? ;-)

  • Comment number 89.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)
    5) The Mystery of the Missing Shins
    6) The Trampolining Fox!
    7) The Howling Gold Medalist
    8) The Missing Sun (from Sal)
    9) The non-weed-eating slugs and snails
    10) The Rescue of Itch
    11) The Disappearing Twilight OARF (sequel to book 3!)
    12) Nadia Common Madchick's Unironed Ironing

  • Comment number 90.

    Afternoon Niceness Ter CLP & ALL...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    Mayo Man - This Olympics really is turning out ter be AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A feel inpried by it..... So much so after years of cycling since a was little.... For some reason ave never considered 'aving a go at track cycling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A love motorsport..... A love golf.... A love tennis.... A love cycling.... but for some very strange reason.... Even though a knew Chris Boardman when 'e won gold at the olympics.... 'e used ter live in the town where a worked in a pizza shop for 5 years.... Aka 'oylake.... Often a would deliver to 'is 'ouse or serve 'im a pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    But it NEVER crossed me mind ter give track cycling a go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Olympics well and truely 'ave inspired me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Not that anywhere fit enough ter 'ave the power of the like of Sir Chris 'oy..... But ave gotta ave a little go around the Manchester velderodromeederromedome (the oval track thingy ma-jig)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    'ow amazing ter see Sir Chris 'oy win a 6th gold..... And the women te rdo well too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great ter see Laura Croft.... Soz Troot..... Trott do anything but trott around the vel (oval thingy)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A beleive she won in the onion persuit..... Which begs the question.... Why is it caused the onion???????????????

    Is it 'cos we all cry at the end???????????????????????????????

    2012 OLYMPICS...... GREAT BRITAIN IS 'GREAT' AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 91.

    Afternoon all

    Far too late probably but....

    CRY ONE MORE TIME - Gram Parsons

    Can these games keep up this level of achievement right to the wire? Hard to see how.

    Laura Trott's my star of the games. How could anyone see her delight on the screen without breaking into a silly grin themselves? Impossible! The air was a shade of blue when the slow traffic aftermath of an accident (no major casualties) meant I got indoors about 90 seconds after she crossed the line yesterday teatime.

  • Comment number 92.

    #90 Well said Bingo! Hope you get a chance to do track cycle racing.

    Hope that didn't sound like me telling Bingo to get on his bike ;0)

  • Comment number 93.

    Another hospital visit this afternoon (late!) for scan re aforementioned troubles - who would be a woman?! Hey ho.....

    Good luck all with mensches

    See you later

    JW

  • Comment number 94.

    #93 Good Luck to you J-Ennis Wren ! X

  • Comment number 95.

    #lympicNames(late)LunchtimeUpdate

    +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/Bully Off Brandon/Clean and Jerk Brandon/Shuttlecock Brandon/Oar Some Brandon/Paddling Brandon/Balance Beam Brandon/Jab and Hook Brandon/Deuk-jeom Brandon/Ping Pong Brandon
    *coffeeBuzz Schneider/Daley coffeeBuzz
    *fatima gazza bolt/addlington phelps/pendleton trott
    *Flo-Jo/Flo-A-Hoy
    *Gill - WINagee/Gill - WINageeGee
    *Glenn of Pentathlon
    *Half pass-ley Cat
    *Harry the Synchronised Swimmer/Harry the Rhythmic Gymnast
    *J Ennis Wren
    *John-nastics
    *Judo41
    *Ken - Go Cav and Allez Wiggo/Ken Wiggo Wednesday/Ken Arise Sir Wiggo/Ken - Go Laura Vicky and Jason/Ken - Hoy-Hoy
    *Laser_Dinghy_Stormrider
    *Lilac Blue Vault
    *Mo Farahway
    *Mrs Bellringing Boris
    *nadia common madchick
    *Pistorius Soul Lady/Jolly Hockey Sticks/Posh cycle saddle Lady
    *Set Sail Sal
    *Shona lot of muscles/Shona sparkly medal
    *Sir Kit Training
    *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/Zoe Wiggins


    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 96.

    #89 Lol! Shona! :-)

  • Comment number 97.

    ADLINGTON PHELPS, PENDLETON TROTT AND THE MYSTERY OF

    1) The Shapeshifting Banana
    2) The Missing Drivetime Links
    3) The NYM's choon choosing critera
    4) The Whereabouts of Phillips Idowu
    (and half the regular bloggistes)
    5) The Mystery of the Missing Shins
    6) The Trampolining Fox!
    7) The Howling Gold Medalist
    8) The Missing Sun (from Sal)
    9) The non-weed-eating slugs and snails
    10) The Rescue of Itch
    11) The Disappearing Twilight OARF (sequel to book 3!)
    12) Nadia Common Madchick's Unironed Ironing
    13) Bingo's Punctuation!!!!????!!!!

  • Comment number 98.

    #95 Woops Daley. You've missed one of mine as I am now sporting the name Shona few sparkly medals in light of the good fortune we have been having at the 'Lympics ;0)

    Darn that Tony Blair for allowing freedom of information thingys. One has just come in that I need to trawl back 5 years for and I've just had a clear out! Yikes. This could take me 3 years to pull the info together and I only have a week! Plus keep the day job going (oh and blogging of course)

  • Comment number 99.

    Shall I tee someone up for a hat?

  • Comment number 100.

    Anyone, or shall I ... ?

 

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