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Simon Mayo | 09:32 UK time, Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Actually in my house this morning which is a strange moment. No schools to talk to but back on that tour again tomorrow. The trouble with 'working from home' is of course getting roped in to give children lifts when buses fail to turn up or missed bus because spent too long looking for umbrella. If you're on a train, that's that. `Yesterday's star pupil-as i mentioned on the show-was a lad called George who told me he listened to the show regularly. Before I looked too pleased he added it was his grandmother who always had me on. Anyway this is a good thing as I subscribe to the theory that a 'target audience' is a nonsense and that everyone is welcome. Across the generations, come one, come all. I always tell the pupils that we might not have tempted them in just yet, but that Radio 2 will get them in the end. Like death and taxes.
Today we are baking. Paul Hollywood, judge on "The Great British Bake Off", will be with us. His partnership with Mary Berry has been described in The Guardian as 'the show's secret weapon' and maybe one of the best judging combos on TV. I have never baked but happily pay for other people's labour and watched last night's episode of doughnuts and celebration breads with a rising hunger. Cakes and bread are seen by the weight conscious as the devil's food but Paul looks in good shape to me and he will discuss the art of baking from 6. And GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF oldies should fill the gaps between sponge and tart (insert your own joke here).
Have a trim and sporty Wednesday, see you after 5.


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  • Comment number 1.

    Baby Cakes - 3 of a kind
    Big Log - Robert Plant
    Sweet Surrender _ Wet wet wet
    Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
    Baker Street
    Temptation - Heaven 17

    For Mid week Mosh

    Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi again everyone

    I love The Great British Bake-Off and look forward to hearing Paul Hollywood tonight, but it's a shame we won't be able to see those gorgeous blue eyes!!!

    ALL RISE ~ Blue

    BAKER STREET ~ Gerry Rafferty

    MA BAKER ~ Boney M

    PROUD MARY ~ Creedence Clearwater Revival


  • Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon and Everyone

    First thought


    Off for another wee think.................

  • Comment number 4.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and baking bloggers,


    ALL RISE- Blue

    RISE - Gabrielle

    MOULDY OLD DOUGH – Lieutenant Pigeon

    STIR IT UP – Bob Marley

    BROWN SUGAR – Rolling Stones

  • Comment number 5.


    Fresh cuppa and a choccy biscuit or 2 and hopefully inspiration will hit me.



  • Comment number 6.

    Some more....




  • Comment number 7.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Well dunnies to all who got a menshe last night another storming night for the blog!

    Funny thing happened this morning on way in, while channel surfing, I heard the great Simon Bates play Land of make believe and immediately switched to R2 and Chris was playing it!!!

    Anyway choon time:

    1. ALL RISE - Blue
    2. AMERICAN PIE - Don Mcclean
    3. JAMMIN - Bob Marley
    4. SUGAR SUGAR - The Archies
    5. The Pushbike Song - THE MIXTURES
    6. You can do magic - LIMMEE AND THE FAMILY COOKIN
    9. LETS STICK TOGETHER - Roxy Music
    10. ICE ICE BABY - Vanilla Ice

    Oh well, busy busy in my last week.

    Have a nice day


    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 8.


    And this probably sums up my baking skills.........


    Now I really must get some work done. See you in a while........

  • Comment number 9.


    ROLL WITH IT - Steve Winwood

    ROLL WITH IT - Oasis

  • Comment number 10.

    MACARTHUR PARK - Richard Harris

    MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet, green icing flowing down
    Someone left the cake out in the rain
    I don't think that I can take it
    'Cause it took so long to bake it
    And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no

  • Comment number 11.

    Good morning,

    How's this for a really old oldie:


    Must dash... Need to dry out from the school run before my eye test.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 12.

    JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST - RANDY VANWARMER (gotta love that name)

    Apparently it's going to stop raining at some point today, so theres something to look forward to :-)

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning all.

    I am a relatively new (though zealous) convert to GBBO. I didn't get the "pfoar" factor with Paul Hollywood until about episode 2 of this series, but now ... how can you not fancy a man who is so ....tactile with food?!

    Anyhoo this oldies theme seems to come up a lot so I'll add my vote for:
    Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
    Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gale
    Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson

  • Comment number 14.

    Morning Warmth Ter Mayo Man & ALL Blog Peoples...

    Bingo Star 'ere... Aka Part-Time Pleb...

    Mayo Man - The children... Buy the a bicycle instead of nanny cottling them 'ere the and everywhere!!!!!!!!
    Put some steel inter their minds and noot only will yer be doing them a favour for the future but yer might just accidently produce the next British Tour deFrance champion - know what am tryin' ter say 'ere Si pal???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?@??

    Britsh Bake Off Tunes:>>>

    The theme tune from BBC2's The Great Bitish Bake Off!!!!!!!!


    Martika - Martika's Kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Dropkick Murphy's - Captain Kelly's Kitchen!!!!!!!!


    Asia - 'eat Of The Moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Baker Sreet - Foo Fighters!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All most nice..... MOST... nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now where was a???????

    Oh I yeah.... Terdee is definately a 3 weetabix dee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chow for now!

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning Simon, team and folk of the blog

    Thank you for the show stopper yesterday, very enjoyable!

    Windy but unexpectedly sunny here.

    Joy Division Oven Gloves – Half Man Half Biscuit

    Stir it Up – Bob Marley

    The Rising – Bruce Springsteen

  • Comment number 16.

    Morning all.

    GOLDEN BROWN - The Stranglers.

  • Comment number 17.


    Please play the baker's favourite:

    ALL YOU KNEAD IS LOAF -The Beatles

    I'll be off.

  • Comment number 18.

    That just about hit the spot


    Rolling in the deep - Adele
    Rabbit Heart (Raise it up) - Florence + The Machine
    Steam - Peter Gabriel
    Chocolate - Snow Patrol
    Burn Baby Burn - Ash (sadly, my experience of baking, hehehe)
    Taste It - INXS

    Maybes laters


  • Comment number 19.

    Aha, thanks for asking after me John on a previous blog. I think the South West did take a bit of a drenching, plus looking at the paper this morning, so has pretty much everywhere else in the country.

    I hope everyone else is safe and sound.

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning All,

    'Rise To The Occasion' Climie Fisher

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 21.

    How about World of Oz's "The Muffin Man". Only about two minutes long, too, so could fill a gap :) [no pun intended]

  • Comment number 22.

    'Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This' Eurythmics

  • Comment number 23.

    I think I'd prefer this Rise:

    RISE - Public Image Limited


    CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS - Chef from South Park aka Isaac Hayes


    MOULDY OLD DOUGH - Lieutenant Pigeon

    saving the best until last...

    RISE TO THE OCCASION - Climie Fisher (I loved that song!)

  • Comment number 24.

    A couple more....

    CHOCOLATE GIRL ~ Deacon Blue

    MARY ~ Scissor Sisters

  • Comment number 25.

    'Sugar and Spice' The Searchers

  • Comment number 26.



    BUN IN THE OVEN – Small Faces

    SONG OF A BAKER -Small Faces

    COUNTRY PIE – Bob Dylan

    BISCUIT BAKIN’ MAMA – Eddie “Guitar” Burns


  • Comment number 27.

    Puppy update - Boris

    In cage with big blue bandage. Very frustrating for him as his sisters are running around outside. He'd slipped out through the garden gate which had accidently been left open. Snuck un-noticed into our horses field and got kicked. Now has a fractured leg. Comes out onto the sofa in the evenings for a cuddle. May have to bring him to work next week when husband and daughter are away. Trying to keep an 8 week old puppy still is a bit like trying to herd cats - almost impossible.

    Thanks for all your comments.

  • Comment number 28.

    Simon went to Chorleywood yesterday. Most mass produced bread is make using what is known as the “Chorleywood process”. Some people believe this is why there has been such an increase in gluten intolerance as the process makes bread so fast there is no time for the gluten to fully develop, making it more difficult to digest; or for the taste to develop for that matter.

    JBG I am liking your serious and not so serious suggestions. And I'll second ponyclubmum's mosh suggestion.

    Chocolate Cake – Crowded House

    My Sugar So Sweet – Nick Drake

    Tea for Two – Ella Fitzgerald

    Mary – Big Country

  • Comment number 29.

    Good morning Each!

    'Choux Pastry Heart' by Corinne Bailey Rae

    'Cut The Cake' by Average White Band

    'Chocolate Cake' by Crowded House

    'Joy Division Oven Gloves' by Half Man Half Biscuit

    'Tart' by Elvis Costello

    'No Oven, No Pie' by The Everly Pregnant Brothers
    (Sheffield legends)

    'Baker Street' by Gerry Rafferty

    'Rice Pudding' by The Jeff Beck Group

    'A Bit Of Afters' by Thomas Newman

    'Biscuit Baking Woman' by Big Ed And His Combo

    'Promises Like Pie Crust' by Carla Bruni

    'Soul Kitchen' by The Doors

    at'll do f'naa

  • Comment number 30.

    Morning! Still smiling from the show yesterday, but still no voice - grrr. Hope everyone is well - am thinking particularly of anyone who has the threat of flooding hanging over them. Fingers crossed for you that the water will subside.

    Paul Hollywood * (*sigh) the baking woman's crumpet, surely?! We enjoyed last night's show, and probably like a lot of others, have decided upon favourite and cringeworthy contestants. Poor Ryan last night with his savoury bun loaf and as for Sarah Jane, well, I think she did well to withstand the withering look and 'IT'S RAW!' from Mr Crumpet himself. Is he becoming the John Torode of the GBBO? Not that I am suggesting for a minute that Queen Mary should be likened in any way to Greg W (although I'd like to see HIM wear that flowery jacket!) Anyway, today's theme has inspired me to go and try a spot of baking this morning. Nothing too tricky, thankfully, although in two days' time, I am expected to put Frobscottle, Stinkbug eggs and Snozzcumbers in Mini Hoffs' packed lunch for Roald Dahl Day. I'm thinking that stilton and bananas might be a good place to start.......

    Not in any way expecting any kind of mention after yesterday but will suggest:



    Off to read back. Have good days all. See you later x

  • Comment number 31.

    Oh my goodness, excellent suggestions today - how will the NYM/L choose?! Too numerous to single anyone out but would particularly enjoy hearing Mr M announce a song by Kinky Friedman.

    Ponyclubmum - ouch - poor Boris and what a difficult time for you, trying to keep him still. Hope all goes well for him - for how long will he be bandaged up?

    Anyway, off to occupy the kitchen and liberate the sink....

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  • Comment number 33.

    #32 - Paul, thank you so much, that's really kind. I can now promise Mini Hoffs that his lunch won't be made from mashed potato and snot, as he was worried it would be!

  • Comment number 34.

    ooh - just thought - how about for the midweek mosh?


  • Comment number 35.


    Chocolate Cake - Crowded House
    Chocolate Girl - Deacon Blue
    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Abba
    Honey, Honey - Abba
    Roll to Me - Del Amitri

    Have a fab day,
    Fiona H

  • Comment number 36.

    hi all

    you'll always find me in the KITCHENS at parties-jona lewie

    ragaMUFFIN man-manfred mann

  • Comment number 37.

    I guess most songs by HMHB would do today, wouldn't they? Inspiration has not struck yet so I'll just say I like Paul's suggestions at #29! Tee he.

  • Comment number 38.

    Hello blogpoppets!

    Apologies for absinthe - isn't it unfair when life gets in the way of blogging. I wasn't planning to choon choose today anyway, but would like to second Florence/Shona's MA BAKER and Bingo's MARTIKA'S KITCHEN.

    I love GBBO - unfortunately I'm usually out on a Tuesday. I am already 2 weeks behind - hoping I can catch up before they get to the final. I'm not big on baking myself, but I think my apple and blackberry pie at the weekend would have impressed the judges... and no soggy bottom either...

    #7 That is amazing! Especially as Chris is on holiday this week...


    #19 I was asking after you 'elsewhere' Sal - lovely to see you pooping by!

    #27 Sorry to hear about your poor puppy, ponyclubmum. Hope he makes a speedy recovery and is soon running around with his sisters again.

    #29 I swear you make some of these up, Paul!


  • Comment number 39.

    Aww Poor Boris but at least he is getting the best of care Ponyclubmum.

    With all this talk of sugar for baking, I wonder if I could sneak in with:


    Not a hope in hell of getting played I know..............but any excuse.

  • Comment number 40.

    #38 Oh yeh! its Zoe isn't it!!! Silly me!!!

    Couple more:

    1. ROLL WITH IT - Oasis
    2. NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED - Dusty Springfield

    Wrestling with an Excel document at mo as to small to read when I print and I am running out of options!!

  • Comment number 41.

    Afternoon all - at least the rain has ceased. Could I suggest

    'get into that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans'.

    Oh and why has no-one said the immortal phrase......

    'Cheese and Cake? Am I hearing you right?'

  • Comment number 42.

    I've just been cursing people's inability to properly format excel sheets Mandy, would it kill them to use commas and brackets?

  • Comment number 43.

    Good afternoon all,

    I really enjoyed the show last night - a brilliant night for blog mentions. I love that song 'Me and The Elephant', Zoe, what a great choice.

    Looks like today is going to be a corker. Paul Hollywood has eyes almost as twinkly as Mr SportsGuy Matt!!

    There are very few songs that induce me to switch off the radio, but I'm afraid that JBG's choice at #10 is one of them.

    ponyclubmum - sorry to hear about your puppy - hope he is back on all fours in good time. Our little Jack Russell managed to rupture his cruciate ligament in his back leg when he was about two. After the op, he was a sorry little thing. The wind had been completely taken out of his sails. Very poignant watching him try and lift his leg when taking a wee and collapsing in a heap. He soon learnt how to perform like little girl dogs after that.

    mc x

  • Comment number 44.

    Apologies for lateness and duplicating anyone's suggestions but, once again, I'm in a rush and haven't had time to look back. My offerings are

    MA BAKER - Boney M

    MACARTHUR PARK - Donna Summer

    AMERICAN PIE - Don McLean

    Gotta dash......

  • Comment number 45.

    Mr MC and I are due to see the Beach Boys tomorrow night at the Royal Albert Hall. However, I am mightiliy miffed to read that Mike Love has 'dumped' half the original group from the tour. :-(

  • Comment number 46.

    If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake - Eileen Barton

    Willy the Shake

  • Comment number 47.

    Good afternoon all - finally! So much for "I'll be here early..........." - my lovely laptop won't connect to the wireless system so have had to wait for Mr (who didn't play golf in the pouring rain) to finish what he was doing, before the important business of blogging could take place.

    Paul Hollywood - mmmmmmmmmm. (sighs)
    He writes a mean recipe for Xmas cake - made last year - delicious.

    Much too late for choons so good luck everyone - I'll listen and smile quietly to myself.


  • Comment number 48.

    Am I the only person on the planet not to watch GBBO? I just had to google Paul Hollywood; I had no idea what he looked like.

    My lack of enthusiasm is because I really dislike cake; even thinking about it makes me feel peculiar. Bread, on the other hand, I could eat until the cows come home (with lots of lovely cold butter).

  • Comment number 49.

    Afternon all

    Late arrival again - I blame the boss!

    I love GBBO - have watched all 3 series, but I'm still not very good at baking! However, I do like Mr Hollywood, #47 I agree about the eyes Molly!

    #47 Jennie - I'll have a look for that recipe, they need to be made fairly soon, I think!

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 50.

    #48 Amelia, I have never seen one episode of the programme and have never heard of Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry either.

    (I don't bake but have been known to make a mean crumble)

  • Comment number 51.

    Amelia, I dont watch it either. Used to watch cookery programmes all the time, but these days they just wind me up because I know I cant eat any of the food there cooking (evil Gluten be it Chorleywood or not) :-(

  • Comment number 52.

    #40 Sorry, Mandy - couldn't resist?

    Re the excel document - are you able to print it on A3? Failing that, I think you'll have to split it onto 2 pages. Not ideal, I know...

    #44 On the subject of 'American Pie', I have a friend who is American, and she was complaining that the American pies they cooked on GBBO a few weeks ago weren't real pies as they were far too shallow.

    #47 Yes, I made Paul Hollywood's C*******s cake last year - it was delicious. I'm planning on giving it another go this year as well...

    #48 It's not all about cakes, Amelia. There's pies, and tarts, and breads, and puddings...

    *wanders off salivating*


  • Comment number 53.

    Ponyclubmum - poor puppy :-/

    I love to bake and have a small repetoire which I do pretty well: scones and sponges particularly, however I have no artistic talent at all which means I can't pipe or ice or make things look pretty. I try not to bake too often though - as I just end up eating it all, and heaven knows I don't need the calories - that's the joy of watching it on TV - guilt-free :))

  • Comment number 54.

    #52 please ignore the superfluous ?


  • Comment number 55.

    A colleague has just dropped off a case load of baking for a tea party that I am organising for another colleague who is leaving tomorrow. Tempted to pass the lovely baking off as my own...........................................

  • Comment number 56.

    We wont tell if you dont Shona ;)

  • Comment number 57.

    Very sad to hear the news that Andy Williams has died.

  • Comment number 58.

    That is sad news Molly Coddle - another of the 'proper' singers gone.

    God bless.


  • Comment number 59.

    I didn't know that Molly - that is sad news.

  • Comment number 60.

    Oh, that is sad Molly Coddle. I have very fond memories of watching the Andy Williams Show when I was a child.


  • Comment number 61.

    #60 Me too Deebee - didn't The Osmonds start off on his show?

  • Comment number 62.

    They did, Tortie-cat. We used to watch the Christmas Show where it was always snowing, of course! I seem to remember he had a good line in jumpers, like Val Doonican.


  • Comment number 63.

    Sad new indeed. I think they did Tortie-cat; they were just talking about it on the Rad Mac show on 6 Music.

    All my baking attempts have been dreadful; I can cook after a fashion but baking seems beyond me (probably because I have no interest in what I am making unlike when I am cooking).

  • Comment number 64.

    #61 They did indeed, Tortie!

    We also used to have a tape of his songs - well, my parents did - which got played quite a lot in the car on long journeys.


  • Comment number 65.

    Out and about, now home to catch up. Blogging first, then work...

    #48 amelia and #51 Gill - no, I've never watched it either. No idea who this Hollywood man is.... But I like a good pie.

    Would like to add these to the baked goods offerings...

    FLANTASTIC DAY - Haircut 100




    IN THE GATEAU - Elvis Presley

    *makes swift departure, ducking to avoid currant buns*

  • Comment number 66.

    What sad news indeed.

    He was my dear Mums favourite, I seem to remember enjoying the cookie bear more!

    Here's the Osmonds debut....


  • Comment number 67.

    Good Afternoon All;

    Still doing my dying swan act with this pesky cold, I slept the morning away but still feel foggy. :(

    #43 Molly Coddle - Thanks, although I must confess that I was unfamiliar with the song until Billie suggested it for a similar theme a while ago, which is why I dedicated it to her, on the blog yesterday.

    #48 & #50 Amelia & Shona - I have never watched the Great British Bake Off either, nor did I know what Paul Hollywood looked like. I had a shufty via Google too... not my cup of tea, or indeed - slice of cake!

    I forgot to say, that I found out that I don't have Coeliac disease, which is good news for my cake etc intake, but thank you to everyone who offered me support, help and advice.

    It is sad, about Andy Williams, I've always liked his songs. I think I have 'Almost There' on my iPod, so I'll listen to it later, in tribute.

  • Comment number 68.

    I wonder if this Mr Hollywood could bake a stilton and banana pie?

  • Comment number 69.

    #65 JBG - Laughing at In The Gateau. :D

  • Comment number 70.

    Thanks Zoe - and glad to hear you're in the clear on coeliac.

    I think we missed an opportunity today to really push the limits....



    *not here now*
    (I wish we could click a button show who was online and who wasn't, as on other social media websites)

  • Comment number 71.

    JBG You are on a roll with your wit today, making me giggle ;)

    How sad about Andy Williams. I remember his Christmas shows too which were always a favourite along with Perry Commo. And like Deebee said, always snowing.

    How old was Andy Williams?

  • Comment number 72.

    Oh, I forgot this one



  • Comment number 73.

    Forgot to say, that's great news Zoe! You'd be most welcome to tomorrow tea and cake party which I have just set up to be filled with goodies tomorrow. I will possibly miss a bit of the show due to a visit to ELH to purchase cream cakes and pretend sparkling wine as well.

  • Comment number 74.

    #30.... "Paul Hollywood * (*sigh) the baking woman's crumpet, surely?!"

    Hoffs, having watched The Great British Bake-Off from day one, I agree with you about Paul Hollywood... it's those eyes that do it for me! I saw him on Alan Titchmarsh's show this afternoon... and it sounds like he has a weakness for Lemon Drizzle cake!!!

  • Comment number 75.

    Good news about your health, Zoe - have you celebrated with a cake? ;))


  • Comment number 76.

    Hands up all those who have had a trim and sporty Wednesday!

  • Comment number 77.

    #76... my hands are up, Shona! I've been for a hair trim today... no sport though, other than walking my dogs and no sport later as I'll be sitting watching Phantom of the Opera tonight so will hear some of Simon's show in the car, which I rather enjoy!

  • Comment number 78.

    Just G**gled this Paul Hollywood to see what all the fuss is about. There's a touch of Stuart Granger about him - or is that just the grey hair?

    Soon be time for my sporty Wednesday - skipping up the road. Enjoy the show everyone and good luck with choon choices and menshes ;)

    *skippety, skip, skip, skip, ....trip*

  • Comment number 79.

    #65 LOL! Love 'Boys Quiche Swinging'!

    #67 Good news about your test results, Zoe. As Jennie says, have a cake to celebrate!

    #71 He was born in 1927 - the year after my Dad.

    #74 Surely the baking woman's crumpet is, er - a crumpet..? He doesn't really do it for me. Still enjoy the show though...

    #76 *puts hand up* I went for a swim at lunchtime...


  • Comment number 80.

    *sticks sticking plaster on knee*

    Had a wee trip skipping home. Well done ladies on your trim and swim today!

  • Comment number 81.

    Enjoy the show everyone!

    *skippety, hobble, skippety, hobble, skip*

  • Comment number 82.

    Did you really fall during your skipping? Hope it's not too sore!

  • Comment number 83.

    Oh Shona! Definitely feet up and cake. I'm doing likewise although am doing "cake-in-a-glass" on the basis it might be less fattening. Just had a rather unpleasant procedure & been told not to run for a while. Bit of a shame when I'm just getting into it...

  • Comment number 84.

    Congrats to JBG & Ponyclubmum for Rise - Gabrielle

  • Comment number 85.

    Well done Ponyclub mum and JBG for Gabrielle's song, 'Rise' :o)

  • Comment number 86.

    I heard a Simon lingering ..oh Shona..fade for your mouldy menshe ;^)

  • Comment number 87.

    Well done ponyclubmum and Shona, and, ahem, me! Yes, I heard a bit of a sigh for Regular Blogger Shona too, ooh-er.

    And I'll claim an OSM for Macarthur Park, although the Richard Harris version is even weirder.

  • Comment number 88.

    Congratulations to all menschees - and especially,........ ahhh, Shona (sigh).........


  • Comment number 89.

    Whoopee! I heard my menshe in the car and thought it was just me who heard a linger. Congratulations to Flo, Ponyclubmum and JBG!!

    Going to listen back to hear the linger again...........;))

    Autumn_gale, sorry to hear you can't keep up your running for now but enjoy your cake in a glass. I'm having something in a glass tonight too but it ain't cake! What a day!

    p.s. I was only kidding about tripping up whilst skipping - Just trying to do something amusing with skipping up the road;)

    Full on day tomorrow so may not see you;((

  • Comment number 90.

    Great news on the 'lack of Coeliac' Zoe. Get some cake down thee !!:-)

  • Comment number 91.

    Another fine collection of blog chosen tunes. Loved Flo's, not heard it for ages & Shona's made me giggle. Will have to listen again for any inflection.

    Autumn_Gale - I hope you are back to full running fitness very soon.

    I was in agony at work when the sourdough loaf was being talked about; sounded amazing. I keep meaning to make a sourdough starter, I have a container set aside & everything.

    Jenny - your wise words were in my head tonight, went for walk when just wanted to stay in and eat cheese.

  • Comment number 92.

    Florence for Proud Mary btw.

  • Comment number 93.

    Mr is out this evening and it would have been so easy to NOT do my mile on the bike - who would know? Me .................. and so I did it.

    We should give ourself a pat on the back, Amelia (and maybe have a little bit of cheese as a reward!) ;))

    See you all tomorrow.


  • Comment number 94.

    hi all sad about andy williams most of you on this blog probley remember him when he first started out with his brothers.

    i dont watch cookery shows theres 2 many of them,the cooks should be running there resturants instead of popping on tv all the time,thay dont make simple stuff if thay do a steak pie it would probley have a bit of steak and loads of veg and herbs and spices thats not a steak pie.theres 2 many cookery and reality shows who really wonts 2 see z listers on tv all the time.

  • Comment number 95.

    Evening Gazza.

    I agree. It is also all the faffing & time wasting I can't stand. Oooo we are going to make this, ooooo we are making it, ooooo aren't we clever, look at what we made.

    Only way to learn to cook is to do it; learn from what works & doesn't & keep experimenting. Have a few good books & make what you love to eat. Having someone enthusiastic to cook for helps!

    There are a few tv programmes I love but really could live happily without it. It is impossible to imagine life without radio.

    Jennie - good for you! Yes, had a little cheese & a little wine.

  • Comment number 96.

    evening amelia

  • Comment number 97.

    I had already congratulated Ponyclubmum and JBG earlier tonight and I had a nice surprise on the way into Edinburgh, hearing my Proud Mary song for the lovely Mary Berry, also well done to Shona. Good thinking to whoever thought of the Hollywood Nights song, giving Paul and Mary had a song each!

  • Comment number 98.

    Did you have a good evening Flo?

  • Comment number 99.

    Watching JK Rowling on the Culture Show. I loved the HP books & films. I feel sorry for her though. Has there ever been more interest & speculation in a novel?

  • Comment number 100.

    im sneeking a 100 lol


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