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Sniff 'n the tears.

Simon Mayo | 09:10 UK time, Monday, 20 August 2012

Good morning and happy Mondays all round. Even if this posting is written through a veil of tears. I went to the Edinburgh Book Festival on Saturday and at Kings Cross I sneezed. I spent the whole journey north with a cold that gathered speed so that by the time I reached Edinburgh I was in full manflu mode. My presentation/talk/reading was punctuated by sniffs and dabs, a pathetic sight. In the signing afterwards (can't read the blog posts at the moment but this may well have been discussed above-a wee bloggers convention was held! Good to meet you!) I'm sure I must have spread my London cold far and wide so apologies to all. But I had a great time anyway. I love meeting the people you write for and broadcast to; fine folk indeed.
Today we welcome Jon Snow to Drivetime to talk about Chanel 4's coverage of the Paralympics which starts on Wednesday but Jon has a programme which features Clare Balding Jonathan Edwards and Jimmy Carr(!). Jon's been the face of C4 news since 1989 and always essential viewing/listening .
And oldies today for a HAPPY MONDAY as 'researchers' have 'found' that the blue Monday feeling is a myth. People's moods are no worse on a Monday than any other day bar Friday. Apparently. The Blue Monday is a myth but don't tell Fats Domino or New Order. Just remember that as you trudge around the place today. It's a myth. Stop it.
Have a smart and astute Monday, see you after 5

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good morning Simon, team and fellow blogpoppets,

    I hope that the man 'flu is on the wane, Simon. I suggest that you swap the sherbet lemons for fisherman's friends!

    Blimey, a really tough theme today.

    mc x

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning all. I'd I wasn't so tired I might share that happy Monday feeling...

    Obvious choice,

    MAMAS & PAPAS - Monday Monday

    Back later when I can think of something else...

  • Comment number 3.

    Blue hat for a blue day - Nick Heyward.

    Morning all.

    Gotta fly....

  • Comment number 4.

    Oh dear! Real manflu?? Or hayfever? Apparently bad at the moment........

    MONDAY MONDAY - MAMAS AND PAPAS

    JW

  • Comment number 5.

    MONDAY,MONDAY - THE MAMAS & PAPAS

    NEW MOON ON MODAY - DURAN DURAN

    MONDAY MORNING - FLEETWOOD MAC

  • Comment number 6.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpopppets

    Hope your cold gets better soon, Simon

    Songs for a Happy Monday:

    OH HAPPY DAY - ?

    GREATEST DAY - Take That

    NEW MOON ON MONDAY - Duran Duran

    PERFECT DAY - Lou Reed

    GOOD DAY SUNSHINE - Beatles

    DAYS OF OUR LIVES - Queen

    TIME OF YOUR LIFE - Green Day, or if you prefer, Glen Campbell

    ~X~

  • Comment number 7.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    Nice to meet you too Simon and thankyou for sharing your sniffles. I seem to have picked up a few germs ;(

    Hard theme today

    PEACEFUL EASY FEELING - THE EAGLES

    PERFECT DAY - LOU REID

  • Comment number 8.

    One more...

    I still get the same old feeling - Pickettywitch.

  • Comment number 9.

    Good Morning again -

    None of the "Monday" songs I can think of are "happy" !

    Suggest -

    GOOD DAY SUNSHINE - Beatles

    BRAND NEW DAY - Sting

    BRAND NEW DAY - Van the Man

  • Comment number 10.

    MODAY???? I think we should have a Mo Day in honour of our very own Viking Mo! ;-)

    Others:

    DA DOO RON RON - CRYSTALS

    MONDAY - JAM

    SUDDENLY MONDAY - MELANIE C

  • Comment number 11.

    GOOD MORNING STARSHINE - Oliver

    59th. STREET BRIDGE SONG - Harpers Bizarre

    And for its cheery happy feeling -

    EVEN THE BAD TIMES ARE GOOD - Tremeloes

  • Comment number 12.

    FANTASTIC DAY - HAIRCUT 100

    LIFTED - THE LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY

    Work beckons. Have a great day and catch you later.

    Shona x

  • Comment number 13.

    Don't the Paralympics start next week - 28th/29th August?

    FRIDAY ON MY MIND - THE EASYBEATS

    JW

  • Comment number 14.

    Hmm... toughie...

    JAMES BROWN - I Feel Good

    ELO - Don't Bring Me Down

    BOBBY McFERRIN - Don't Worry, Be Happy

    STATUS QUO - Ain't Complaining

  • Comment number 15.

    ♫♫♪ "You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart" ♫♫♪

    BEAUTIFUL - Carole King

    CHELSEA MORNING - Joni Mitchell

    GOOD MORNING - Beatles

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi Sniffly Simon and everyone

    Glad you had a wonderful weekend Shona meeting the Man Flu one!!

    Monday's are ok from lunch time onwards!

    1. MONDAY MONDAY - Mamas and the Papas
    2. NEW MOON ON MONDAYS - Duran Duran
    3. MANIC MONDAY - The Bangles
    4. I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS - Boomtown Rats ( but Bob its a myth!)
    5. BLUE MONDAY - New Order
    6. Step on - HAPPY MONDAYS
    7. OH HAPPY DAY - Ed Hawkins singers
    8. PEACEFUL EASY FEELING - The Eagles
    9. BEAUTIFUL DAY - U2
    10. ON A DAY LIKE THIS - Elbow

    Oh Well time to creep off.

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 17.

    Can't believe nobody's said

    24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE by THE HAPPY MONDAYS

    yet!

    Must be a London thing them sniffles - I've been sniffling and sneezing since I got back from the Olympics. Thankfully (touch wood, fingers crossed, turn round 3 times and spit over my shoulder) it hasn't turned into anything more than sniffles and (very explosive) sneezes but kids are back at school now so I'm expecting a deluge of bugs soon. Take cover!

  • Comment number 18.

    Theme from HAPPY DAYS - ?? The Fonz etc.

    JW

  • Comment number 19.

    AIN'T GOT NO - I GOT LIFE - Nina Simone

    I'M ALIVE - Hollies

    MORNING HAS BROKEN - Cat Stevens

  • Comment number 20.

    Hello Simon - always good to have you in the Driver's Seat - Sniff 'n The Tears notwithstanding.
    [That's Steve Wright's favourite track, doncha know]

    Hi to your fine Drivetime Team too
    :^)

    #OldiesTheme? Don't mind if I do:


    IS IT LIKE TODAY? - WORLD PARTY

    WAKING UP - ELASTICA

    GETTING UP WITH YOU - THE YEAH YOU'S

    OH HAPPY DAY - EDWIN HAWKINS SINGERS

  • Comment number 21.

    More Oldies

    MONDAY MONDAY - THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY HEY HEY - THE LEVELLERS

    CELEBRATION DAY - LED ZEPPELIN

  • Comment number 22.

    FEELING GOOD - Michael Bublé or Nina Simone

  • Comment number 23.

    DAYS LIKE THIS - VAN MORRISON

    JW

  • Comment number 24.

    Quick poop back to say, thank you for kind comments about my post from the last blog. Its a stunning walk, even in the rain.

    Whispers.... we have sunshine here today. Off to fire up the 3 wheeled mower.

    Happy Days.

  • Comment number 25.

    Good morning everyone!

    Back after a long-ish weekend. and had a quick read back.

    So glad that Amelia and Shona had a good mini meet.

    #oldies
    STEP ON - HAPPY MONDAYS
    SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE - REM

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 26.

    EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY - Morrissey

  • Comment number 27.

    #4Jennie and #17 Erica - happens to me - travelling by train or car - rush of air and instant streaming. Typical allergic reaction. Mine is pollen - others may have different triggers. There's certainly plenty of hay around at the mo.

  • Comment number 28.

    Looking at it from a different angle...

    So, 'academics' say that we feel no worse on a Monday than any other day? I beg to differ...

    KIRSTY MacCOLL (or Tracy Ullman) - They Don't Know

    MADNESS - Shut Up!

  • Comment number 29.

    Monday?

    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER- D Ream

  • Comment number 30.

    Happy Monday to Simon, the team and lovely bloggers everywhere

    First day back at work but a little blog mention has of course made me smile. Thanks Simon, it was lovely meeting you too. But don’t talk rubbish, I don’t think you could do pathetic if you tried.


    Good Morning - Sparks

    Monday - The Jam

    Monday Monday - The Mamas and The Papas

    One Day Like This - Elbow

    Perfect Day - Lou Reed

    Lovely Day - Pixies

  • Comment number 31.

    HAPPY TALK – Captain Sensible

    H. A. P. P.Y. RADIO – Edwin Starr

    SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE – REM

    GLAD ALL OVER – Dave Clark 5

    HAPPY TOGETHER - Turtles

    I COULD BE HAPPY – Altered Images

  • Comment number 32.

    #4, #17 & #27 -Due to the cooler wet weather this summer, the grass has continued to grow and flower over a longer period. My hayfever is normally bad May/June (when grass pollen is at its highest levels), but I've been suffering on and off all summer. I have to keep an eye out on our pony, as the grass which is normally dry and slow growing in August, is still quite verdant. Not good for him to eat too much. He's looking a bit 'Thelwellish' at the mo and I am a little concerned about his carbon hoof print! It sounds as if we have a poorly tuned tuba in the field!

    Glad that Shona and Amelia had a lovely day.

  • Comment number 33.

    More Oldies:


    START ME UP - ROLLING STONES

    WEEK IN WEEK OUT - THE ORDINARY BOYS

    JUST ANOTHER DAY - JOHN SECADA or JONATHAN WILKES

    JUST A DAY - FEEDER

  • Comment number 34.

    #32 Lolling at Molly Coddle! 'Thelwellish ... carbon hoof print'
    :^D

    Think we may have identiallergy - grass pollen. I'm fine at present.

    [having just typed that I can visualise a meteor-like mass of grasspollen heading this way to smite me down into a crumpled heap of snifflecoughiness]

  • Comment number 35.

    Here's one for you Simon ..


    THEY CALL IT STORMY MONDAY [BUT TUESDAY'S JUST AS BAD] - T-BONE WALKER


    :^)

  • Comment number 36.

    Morning all, tough one to kick the week off!

    Lots of good choices already, particularly like your #13 Jennie.

    All I've got to offer at the moment is this ...

    GET OUT OF YOUR LAZY BED - MATT BIANCO

    To be honest the day of the week is fairly irrelevant, it's the whole dragging yourself out of a nice warm bed that's the issue (IMHO)

    Back later, and a happy Monday to each 8-)

    GoD

  • Comment number 37.

    BILL WITHERS - Lovely Day

  • Comment number 38.

    Morning (again!)

    DAY IN THE LIFE by the Beatles... for the lines
    "Woke up, got out of bed Dragged a comb across my head"
    BTW Simon's sniffles sound like a pollution allergy - SERIOUSLY!
    I had it when I worked in town, was always sneezing as soon as I got off the bus - into a high-sided street.
    There is plenty of pollution coming off at a train station...all those naughty particles drifted up our leader's snout and his body reacted with tryring to expel them!

    Either that or he's allergic to going North of Watford gap, which I can't imagine..

    Laters, off to deliver m-in-law to Dr's...
    one way to spend an extended lunchtime (brownie points in hand though)

  • Comment number 39.

    Has Harry been spotted anywhere?

    He's been on the missing list for nearly a week now.........

    JW

  • Comment number 40.

    EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY - MORRISSEY

  • Comment number 41.

    The Morning - Eels

    In The Morning of the Magicians - The Flaming Lips

    Tomorrow Morning - Gretchen Peters

    Today has been OK - Emiliana Torrini

    Everyday’s The Same - The Housemartins

    Sweet Days Waiting - Teenage Fanclub

    Life is Wonderful - Jason Mraz

  • Comment number 42.

    Today is an important day for my daughter - she's starting work experience at the HO of the shop she works at in the holidays, in their marketing department. So she will be a commuter for the next couple of weeks. Should be good experience for her - next year as part of her Uni course she has to spend a year in industry, so it's a taste of things to come.

    Thanks for the nice comments about my photos yesterday. As I have said before, I am no great photographer, but I want to get better at it so any positive feedback is very encouraging!

    #39 Yes, I was wondering about Harry too. He went to London for the day, didn't he? I hope he didn't get lost...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 43.

    He certainly did, Deebee and we all know about the big, bad city don't we..................??

    Oh Harry, Harry, wherefore art thou Harry?? ;0)

    JW

  • Comment number 44.

    What a lovely blog from Simon today!

    Song choices - what about...

    WALKING ON SUNSHINE - KATRINA AND THE WAVES

    ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE - THE ANDREWS SISTERS AND BING CROSBY

    LAZING ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON - THE KINKS

    BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU - THE DANDY WARHOLS

  • Comment number 45.

    #42 - Hope your daughter gets on well, Deebee.

  • Comment number 46.

    Good Morning Each! I've long said that Monday is the best day of the week. I love 'em!

    'One Day Like This' by Elbow

    'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley

    'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers

    'The Happiest Days Of Our Lives' by Pink Floyd
    OK, it's short, has no fade and just joins into the next track on the album (you know the one),and is unsuitable lyrically for the theme, but hey, Pink Floyd!

  • Comment number 47.

    I have never tired to pin down the pollen type that affects me and just accept that I need to take antihistamine every day, no matter the weather.

    Off to the coffee machine (not allergic to that, thankfully!)...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 48.

    #39 #42 #43

    I did mention in yesterday's blog that the 'originator' of blogmeet won't be around in blog for a while.
    That's it really.


    Moving on swiftly ..
    Best wishes to Miss DeeB in her new temporary post at HO - I loved commuting when I was young and enthusiastic with no real ties or responsibilities. Actually, I could probably handle it now
    #emptynestsyndrome
    My girls, having witnessed the ridiculous amount of Growage around my house and garden - think I should really get a puppy to look after. They kept showing me those pictures of the CockerPoodle that's gone viral ...

    ... would only set me back a monkey.

    ;^)

  • Comment number 49.

    What a lot of clever songs from you all today. My suggestions were a bit of a rush job this morning.

    #32 That made me laugh out loud Molly!

    Deebee, I hope your daughter enjoys her work experience . X

    The lovely Amelia and I sent each other texts this morning when we read Simon's blog. I think we were both twirling with delight with huge grins on our faces ;))

    Thank you Simon. X

    (My sniffles seem to have cleared up now)

  • Comment number 50.

    #38 Hi Suzieeee - again. Pollution allergy? I think you may have a point.
    Earlier on I was - really I was - composing a post to you in the yesterday blog ... when I noticed there was a new one .. so it all got abandoned into the ether.
    Anyway - I was saying how much I enjoyed your posts particularly your vivid descriptions of Oxfordshire countryside - and that I was hoping to enjoy the real thing myself this BH weekend with a visit to Towersey Festival.
    Also - alerted by your tweet on Friday, I saw your Mum!

    :^)

  • Comment number 51.

    Sorry, Katy Mac - obviously not paying attention so will sit in corner til I can learn my lesson. (hadn't put blogmeet originator and Harry together. Very remiss of me.)

    ;0)

    JW

  • Comment number 52.

    #51 It wasn't a ticking off Jennie. I was attempting to be subtle. Failing miserably. Obviously. That's the problem with public forums. x

  • Comment number 53.

    Thank you all for the lovely comments about Saturday. I think the best part was having Shona to share the day with. I would have looked even more daft giggling away to myself.

    Think you are being unfair Shona blaming Simon for your sniffles, my money would be on the coughing, sneezing child sat behind us?

    Hope all goes well for your daughter Deebee. I really enjoyed looking at your photos. The sunset one was glorious.

    Me too about hayfever. Not as bad now but earlier in the summer cutting the grass made me so ill I had to go to bed.

    Sal - lovely post about your walk.

    #18 Jennie - great suggestion!

  • Comment number 54.

    How's about:

    I FEEL GOOD - James Brown

    MR BLUE SKY - ELO

  • Comment number 55.

    #48 #51 Me too Jennie - I was a bit confused as I thought Andy_Toverson was the originator of the blogmeet, but I clearly got that wrong...

    Thanks for all the best wishes for my daughter. You really are a lovely bunch! I will report back on how her first day goes.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 56.

    #50 yes, her 'speaking part' on DR's turned out to be her usual turn as a slightly batty old lady...hmmm
    And when I call to ask how it (filming) went, she says 'we had a lovely fish pie' - ie the catering on set is the main attraction for her and her troupe of batty extras.
    RE Towersey, we normally cycle along from Thame on the sustrans route of an old railway line through the Chilterns (recommended) - to Towersey BUT this year are off to Southwold on Friday and I'm afraid the weather is going to be at best dreich apparently. Pants.
    Still, Adnams to keep our spirits up wah hey!

    RE MONDAY choon choices:

    THANK YOU by the Mighty Led Zep
    closely followed by
    THANKS BUT NO THANKS
    Sparks

    And you could play this every day as far as I am concerned:
    THESE DAYS Jackson Browne

    SEVEN DAYS by Sting

    And as one Monday 'disser'
    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER by Howard Jones/D:Ream

    Apols for any cross-choon chosing, been aht and abaht as Mickey Flanagan would say

  • Comment number 57.

    #52 - no offence taken Blogvet No 5, I can assure you! I think we are equal now on trying to be subtle and failing miserably!

    I have just eaten my lunch while watching Thursday's Doctors on iThingy - what a lovely looking mum, Suzieeeeeeeeeeeeee - just what a mum should look like!

    I meant to add my good wishes to your daughter, Deebee - it's a big step into that big, big world!

    I thought of you earlier, Katy - it was you who used to work for a certain universal slimming group, wasn't it? The one with the same initials as the presenter of the Big Show - another group is starting up in our area and I think I may give it a go. I have been before, with great success, but since becoming 'challenged', mobility wise, a lot of weight has gone on again and I really feel uncomfortable so it could be back to the Muller Light yogs (other low fat........ etc etc) and corned beef quiches!

    JW

  • Comment number 58.

    #55 Deebs - you'll recall that the original idea and projection to have a meet in Sheffield came from one person after chatting to another. Andy, because of his experience of such occasions, agreed to do the honours in Fb to pull it all together. I'm not involved in any way, was never going to be part of it. etc etc. so haven't a clue how it's progressing - hence my yesterday post #118.
    Hope this clarifies for anyone who's wondering.
    :^)

    In other news - this is my task over the next couple of days:

    An Illuminated Calligraphic representation of these three verses - for friends who are marrying on Saturday. These are some of the words that will form part of their vows ..
    ... the first 3 verses of Robert Burns 'My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose'

    O, my love is like a red, red rose,
    That is newly sprung in June.
    O, my love is like the melody,
    That is sweetly played in tune.

    As fair are you, my bonny lass,
    So deep in love am I,
    And I will love you still, my Dear,
    Till all the seas run dry.

    Till all the seas run dry, my Dear,
    And the rocks melt with the sun!
    O I will love you still, my Dear,
    While the sands of life shall run.

    :`-)

  • Comment number 59.

    #57 Ha! I'll tell her - still waiting for her 'driving miss daisy' role to land in her letterbox..not bad for 80.
    Still driving (luckily it's a red car to alert other drivers) and she only has 'little' bumps - but I suspect sees lots of crashes in her rear view mirror..

    10 years older M-in-law has been pretty housebound with 3 hip ops, falls, breaks, various medical calamities etc in the 8 years I've known her.
    I think I'd like to go via a one-way ticket to Beachy Head rather than fade away with or without my (limited) brain power.

  • Comment number 60.

    #56 Adnams. Yay! You never know - you, too, could meet Lord Ammo if he's sojourning in that direction
    ;^)

    #57 It was me indeed. Funnily enough was only chatting to a friend last week who has returned to the fold as it were. I think I need to, for quite similar reasons to you - but have hesitated because my business relationship with that company ended rather badly - nothing to do with their methodology which is brilliant. It's been eleven years though - and I have a different name - so it's definitely food for thought .. *pun intended*
    :^D

  • Comment number 61.

    Commiserations to all those hay fever sufferers out there - I used to get hay fever every year and hated it. I wore contact lenses back then too, which meant eye irritation was doubly bad.

    Thankfully I don't get it anymore - it can really spoil an otherwise lovely day

  • Comment number 62.

    #58 Thanks for clearing that up - I should pay more attention... I think the comments yesterday were in connection with Shona's revelation that Simon appears to know all about the blogmeet. I agree that updates on what's going on should be kept on the FB thread. But there's no reason not to mention it here in passing from time to time - if for no other reason that there's always the possibility that folks who haven't been around for whatever reason (or like me don't always pay attention!) might have missed that there is a blogmeet and would otherwise not get to hear about it.

    :o)

  • Comment number 63.

    I wouldn't usually entertain the idea of keeping salad cream in the house, but it is, undoubtedly, the key ingredient in a good eggy mash sandwich.

    Honey's parting gift was truly delish, bless her.

    #notposhandproudofit!

  • Comment number 64.

    #63 I think I may have just contradicted myself there!! Lol! ;-)


    #62 Deebee -you can never have too much information... can't remember who said it though. ;-)

  • Comment number 65.

    #60 - SW certainly worked for me - I did try the 'other one' which Fergie fronted for a while, but couldn't get on with it at all. It would be good to be comfortable in most of my clothes rather than a select few!!

    JW

  • Comment number 66.

    #62 On the subject of folks who haven't been around - meant to say, I had a text from the lovely Hoffs at the weekend. She's on holiday for another week but back next weekend, and hopefully back on the blog shortly after that. I'm missing her fun posts...

    #63 #64 LOL! I have to disagree with you there Molly Coddle - there's only one dressing for me on my egg sandwiches. Mayo, obviously...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 67.

    Afternoon everyone

    Just nipping in to say a massive THANK YOU for my birthday wishes. Apologies for disappearing so suddenly on Friday but I was texted instructions by that NicRolastic fella, which basically meant going to a local(ish) hotel, checking in, donning a fluffy white robe and enjoying their spa facilities for the afternoon before being treated to dinner in their stunning restaurant on Friday night and a romantic overnight stay.

    The same NicRolastic also got me Simon's "Confessions" book as part of my prezzies, which I am looking forward to reading immenseley.

    I'm a bit "post-birthday blues" today but for happy songs to make you feel good how's about

    Sometimes - James
    Laid - James
    She's A Star - James

    ... or ANYTHING by JAMES as a great big soppy THANK YOU to that NicRolastic fella for an absolutely wonderful birthday.

    Hope the cold soon goes Simon.

    Love and stuff,

    Deevs
    x x x

  • Comment number 68.

    Salad cream for me all the way, I cant stand Mayo ...

  • Comment number 69.

    #68 Was that with a little m or a big M, amelia?? ;-)

    Just been down to see the little fella in his field. Forget 'horsepower' think 'jet propulsion'...... There'll be tears at bedtime....

    :-O

  • Comment number 70.

    #68 I used to prefer salad cream but I find it a bit overpowering nowadays; mayo, especially garlic mayo, gets my vote.

    We sometimes even make our own. By 'we', of course, I mean Lady Cumference...

  • Comment number 71.

    Chips with garlic mayo .... delish! x

  • Comment number 72.

    #70 It is rather good with a hint of chilli, too, Sir Cumfy.

  • Comment number 73.

    #70 made my own mayo too recently...

    'why?' said Mr e

    'because we need it and have run out' says I,

    'but there's a shop 2 minutes walk away'

    Geeesh kids these days, don't know they're born.
    I am from a 2-Scottish parent family so know how to squeeze a paypacket!

    'Course he said it was 'nothing like the 'real' thing' - which I hope was a compliment, or he's for it....

  • Comment number 74.

    #67 Sounds like a lovely birthday, Deevs!

    #73 I made my own mayonnaise once - and it tasted fine - but it is quite a lot of effort and you can buy some really good ones off the shelf. So now I would be inclined to second Mr e's question 'why?'. I'm a purist though - don't like garlic, chilli or anything else mixed in with it. And I won't touch the 'lite' version, after seeing on a TV programme what goes into it...

    :o)

  • Comment number 75.

    #72 indeed - have had it thus with chips. Mind you, I like chilli with almost anything!

    Home made pickled onions tonight, which have had a good few chilies thrown in for a bit of extra heat...

    Stomach rumbling at the thought!

  • Comment number 76.

    Afternoon All

    The sun has won the battle today!

    Is everyone well?

  • Comment number 77.

    Welldone on your mensh Sir. Cum. Good choice. Good Song!



    I've never made my own mayo.

  • Comment number 78.

    Molly Coddle!

  • Comment number 79.

    Ha! Full name mensh! Ha!

    Mental song!


    #78 Molly - I wrote more in that post! Where did it go? Congrats. to you!

  • Comment number 80.

    I'm lonely!

  • Comment number 81.

    Quick pop by. Congrats to Billie for the mensh with her full name.

    Oooo Ronan!

    Last week kind of disappeared with no blogging and little listening - hopefully back on track this week.

    I hope everyone is well - too much to catch-up on so I hope nothing too drastic's happened in my absence.

  • Comment number 82.

    Well done Sir Cumfy, Molly and Billie!!

    I have to confess mayo (and Mayo) are my downfall in life

    I have mayo with nearly everything I eat but have never made my own. Like Deebee, I can't abide "lite" anything. I take the fat version every time. Sticks of celery don't come half fat though do they?

    Suzieee the story of your mother on TV was hilarious! X

  • Comment number 83.

    #80 Hello Billie *waves*. You're not alone now!

    #81 Autumn_Gale, nothing drastic apart from Harry falling off the face of the earth and the lovely Amelia and I had a mini blog meet on Saturday and who was it we went to see again???????????????????? WAH!

  • Comment number 84.

    Hello Shona :)

    How exciting to see Simon and get a mention (even if not by name) in dispatches...

  • Comment number 85.

    How lovely Billie to get your full name!

    Congratulations to SirC and Molly too.

    Great to see you back Autumn_Gale; I had been wondering where you were.

    Me three on the "lite" thing. I am sure all the rubbish that goes into them is far worse than eating natural stuff even if it has some fat in it.

  • Comment number 86.

    #84 Just incase anyone at work decided to have a look, I thought what Simon said was perfikt. I've been considering changing my name on here for some time. Any suggestions?

  • Comment number 87.

    Oh Peoples! Thankyou! I am NOT alone!

  • Comment number 88.

    #87 I'm here til the end of the show at least Billie. X

  • Comment number 89.

    oops! forgot in my excitementedness!

    Congrats. & Welldone to "Blogger Debbie" for Duran Duran! Ha!

  • Comment number 90.

    Oooh I must have missed Deebee's menshe when I was walking the pups but the lovely Amelia got a menshe too!!! Well done. X

  • Comment number 91.

    And it's Amelia! Welldone you!



    I dismissed this song this morning - cos I always think it's sad. But - you are right - as Simon quoted " Monday, Monday - so good to me". Clever Girl!

  • Comment number 92.

    This homework sucks answer is making me feel a tad ill ;(

  • Comment number 93.

    Lovely interview with the young drivers, as ever Simon fantastic with them. Haha at him being 38!

    I have always really liked Nick Duncalf, great to hear him again.

    Well done Deebee (insert Sunday name here) and my mention made me smile of course.

    Fish pie for tea.

  • Comment number 94.

    Right, I'm off to clean out Jocko. If I'm not back later, call an ambulance. X

  • Comment number 95.

    Overexcited here!

    Salad with Avocado, Prawns and MaryRose Sauce (Homemade! Mrs. Patten's Recipe!)

    Going to KB and then watch the Drama.

    Someone - Deebee? - Katy? - has been in touch with Hoffs. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm aware of the mystery about Harry - I DO miss him! I worried about doing this in case I miss someone out. Apologies if I do - but I'm also missing - in no particular order - will alphabetical do? - Alex G, Alex H, Dougal and John - I really miss the banter and teasing with JBG!

    2 Heavy days coming up so won't get to menshchase until Thurs.

    Might pop back later tonight to lurk to see if I've missed anything.

    Take Care! Enjoy!

  • Comment number 96.

    #95 Sorry you won't be around for next couple of days Billie. I shall miss your posts;( And I agree with you re the missing bloggers.

    Jocko all sparkly shining new all I still have all me fingets. Arrived home from work to a bit of a mess due to dog poppet 1 not feeling too clever. (I won't go into details) So I thing another park walk is on the cards shortly.

    Have printed off Simon's blog report today to keep with Itch for ever more. Who knows,it might appear on Anne Tweeks Rude Show in a few years and be worth a fortune!

  • Comment number 97.

    Thank you Simon for my mensh. And also for playing my oft requested ARFO, "Something About You". Well dones to Sir C, Mollie Coddle, Billie and Amelia - a good evening for bloggers! Well done too to Ronan Keating for valiantly stepping into the breach - I thought it was a good interview.

    #95 Yes it was me who has heard from Hoffs, Billie. Some of us are also in touch with Alex Girl - her current contract means she is unable to get on the blog but you can be sure she is missing it! I also have Dougal's mobile number, and actually I've been meaning to get in touch with her so thank you for prompting me - I'll do that tomorrow.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 98.

    Congratulations to all menschees - I claim an OSM for Monday Monday ;0)

    Hope your doggie feels better soon Shona, for your sake as much as his!

    Good evenings all. See you tomorrow

    JW

  • Comment number 99.

    Good evening,

    Didn't get to hear all of the show but loved hearing Billie's full name. Do you think Simon practiced beforehand?

    #93 Amelia, Yes, it was a great interview with the young drivers and I like Nick Duncalf too. He got on very well with Claudia Winkleman in the mornings recently.

    #96 Shona, Glad to hear you survived.

    Salad Nicoise for us tonight. Doesn't involve any mayo - but I am partial to it.

    #63 Molly Coddle, Am now craving salad cream!

    #98 Evening Jennie. x

  • Comment number 100.

    Dare I tiptoe in here...

 

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