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Eddie Mair | 07:25 UK time, Monday, 21 May 2007

sent her now traditional postcard from an Any Questions destination...apologies that I'm not able to post it till this morning..

"You know me well enough by now to know I wouldn't let you down. Have a lovely time in Yorkshire. A weekend away, perhaps?"

Sadly not!

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While I remember, I will bring in to work tomorrow, a question we almost put into Any Questions on Friday but didn't. After we decided it wouldn't go in, we showed it to some of the panel and they hooted with laughter and said we should have used it. They were probably right.


Comments

  1. At 09:17 AM on 21 May 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Eddie: No need for an apology - No need to post up, except as a bit of a 'larf' and possibly as the views may interest other froggers.

    Incidentally, I've noticed that either I was having a mental brainstorm or I overlooked that a word hadn't appeared after 'Dracula' - It should have read "the inspiration for the Dracula Legend", of course!

    You commented on how beautiful a place it is - Certainly looks that way to me. Sorry you had to return for AA on Saturday. I couldn't hear it all the way through as I was lay a base for a shed. And, no - the shed itself still isn't up!

  2. At 09:20 AM on 21 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Whitby Jet Shop.....for all your over the counter gas turbine requirements!

    bloggage?

  3. At 09:34 AM on 21 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    Well, go on then Eddie, you tease.....

  4. At 09:38 AM on 21 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    I must go to Whitby again. It's been donkey's years since I was there but I can still remember its charm and other-worldliness. For anyone with a real interest in the place I can recommend looking at the photos Frank Meadow Sutcliffe took of the Whitby fishermen and their families at the end of the nineteenth century. He immersed himself in the history and the life of the town, and his photos are stunning.

  5. At 09:51 AM on 21 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Big Sis - This is just getting ridiculous. Are you a contortionist or something. Latest Comments reads "Big Sister on Big Sis"

  6. At 10:09 AM on 21 May 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Was Eddie being a prankster again today? I've just realised that I can now expect a day of ValP on Big Sis, Gillian on Big Sis, Big Sis on Big Sis ..........

    Is this revenge for the laptop incident, I wonder? ;o)

  7. At 10:16 AM on 21 May 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Was Eddie being a prankster again today? I've just realised that I can now expect a day of ValP on Big Sis, Gillian on Big Sis, Big Sis on Big Sis ..........

    Is this revenge for the laptop incident, I wonder? ;o)

  8. At 10:29 AM on 21 May 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Me, too! Can I be on Big Sis?

    Shuttit, RJD.

    Yes, I did notice 'the inspiration for the Dracula'; Maybe that's to show it inspired not any old Dracula, but 'THE" definitive Dracula.

    Also the inspiration for a Synod.

  9. At 10:36 AM on 21 May 2007, Lee Vitout wrote:

    Big Sis,

    This is great fun.

  10. At 10:37 AM on 21 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    RJD @ 5..

    LOL....I am now looking forward to DI Wyman on Big Sis, jonnie on Big Sis etc..

  11. At 11:15 AM on 21 May 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    Can I join in too?

    Si.

  12. At 11:32 AM on 21 May 2007, PM blames everything on wrote:

    Big Sis - If this gets through it should make a very good line in the Recent Comments!

    "PM blames everything on Big Sis"

  13. At 11:37 AM on 21 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Hi Si..help yourself!....good weekend?

  14. At 11:42 AM on 21 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Me too!

    Can we have Lee Vitout make a sandwich?

    btw, Eric -- "I will bring in to work tomorrow..." -- 'Work'? Is that what you're caling it now?...

  15. At 11:50 AM on 21 May 2007, Maple syrup and jelly babies wrote:

    Hmm, I wonder if that will work....

  16. At 12:03 PM on 21 May 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    This is all starting to look a bit suspicious to me ..... Reminds me of the days when my dear (older) brother used to beat me up!

    Isn't it time for Eddie to comment? Now, that would be REALLY interesting! ;o)

  17. At 12:04 PM on 21 May 2007, Pile wrote:

    I can't resist.
    Kathy

  18. At 12:25 PM on 21 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Si...

    .....Simon Worrall on Big Sis .....u naughty boy


    ...wonder if this be moderated?

  19. At 12:26 PM on 21 May 2007, jonnie wrote:

    It's a beautiful card Big Sis. There are 199 of those steps you know !

    Morning Lee.

  20. At 12:29 PM on 21 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Si...your dream has come true?

    .....Simon Worrall on Big Sis .....u naughty boy


    ...wonder if this will be moderated?

    In an effort to curb malicious comment posting by abusive users........thought so:)

  21. At 12:52 PM on 21 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Eddie.....any pref. to where we have a 50K bash?

  22. At 12:59 PM on 21 May 2007, silver-fox wrote:

    Great blog.

  23. At 01:06 PM on 21 May 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Deary deary me! I hope Big Sis is prepared for all of us to be on her!!

    Surely you can remember what the question was, Eddie...

  24. At 01:15 PM on 21 May 2007, All the drinks are wrote:

    Couldn't resist!

  25. At 01:16 PM on 21 May 2007, John H. wrote:

    Incidentally, am I the only one experiencing what seems to be a much longer delay when trying to submit comments? I know the "malicious" message is still quite common even for the first post of the day, but it just seems to take SO long. I'm floating this because it might be something to do with my setup!

    Rejected again!

  26. At 01:16 PM on 21 May 2007, Police Enquiry Centres wrote:

    "I'm sure Big Sis could help us" says spokesperson

  27. At 01:18 PM on 21 May 2007, All the drinks are on wrote:

    Couldn't resist!

  28. At 01:43 PM on 21 May 2007, John H. wrote:

    I've just had a look at today's newsletter. On the one hand, vintage stuff. On the other, do you think that Eddie is finally losing it? Maybe all this tearing off around the country is finally taking its toll.

    Just how "big" do you think Big Sis is? I mean, is there going to be enough room for little at the back?

  29. At 01:53 PM on 21 May 2007, Everybody's wrote:

    Someone's having an extra laugh at the expense of Big Sis - looking at the Recent comments section reveals several as yet non-existant posts...

    Recent comments:
    All the drinks are on on Big Sis
    Police Enquiry Centres on Big Sis
    John H. on Big Sis
    All the drinks are on Big Sis

  30. At 01:55 PM on 21 May 2007, Dave B wrote:

    Pity this blog isn't regional...it might have won a BAFTA.

  31. At 01:59 PM on 21 May 2007, Nobody's wrote:

    If this gets through, it should read:
    Nobody's on Big Sis

    Everyone deserves a lunch break :)
    Including the latest PM Superhero(ine) (how else can she cope with all the froggers sitting on her?!)

    Oh, and Eric, we still haven't seen your question ... :)

  32. At 02:04 PM on 21 May 2007, Radio Times to do feature wrote:

    Well, it was to be expected!

  33. At 02:07 PM on 21 May 2007, George Clooney admits to crush wrote:

    Sean Bean believed to be furious.

  34. At 02:34 PM on 21 May 2007, Shep wrote:

    Get down!

    :-)

  35. At 02:39 PM on 21 May 2007, Eric reveals new PM slot wrote:

    What could be better than a Radio Times feature? Starring on PM, of course!

    Welcome to The Beach Mk. II...

  36. At 02:39 PM on 21 May 2007, Mair accidentally treads wrote:

    but it's not his fault - he couldn't see her buried underneath all those other bodies.....

  37. At 02:40 PM on 21 May 2007, Count Dracula... wrote:

    Big Sis,

    Don't have nightmares.

  38. At 03:14 PM on 21 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    I have my suspicions about the identity of all of these people clambering all over Big Sis. I reckon it's all two people. And I know who they are. So there.

  39. At 03:17 PM on 21 May 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Dave B - you are Granada TV and I claim my 5 pounds.

    Meanwhile I see there are pranksters around. Hello!


    But be gentle with our Big Sis. Mustn't squash her.

    Anyway I was on her early. Don't squash me, either.

    I suspect that you've all misread the postcard. Look very closely. It says: "Welcome to Whisky - the inspiration" etc.

    That could be the, er, inspiration for all this levity.

    Black coffee all round, I think.

  40. At 03:37 PM on 21 May 2007, No flies wrote:

    But then we knew that already
    :-)

    FFred

  41. At 03:47 PM on 21 May 2007, There are no grey hairs wrote:

    Are you the other one then, Aperitif?

  42. At 04:12 PM on 21 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    ......from the ree-dick-u-louse to the sublime..."There are no grey hairs on Big Sis"....come on now..yer 'avin a tarf....

    .....the public has a right to know.....

  43. At 04:12 PM on 21 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Ap (38) - I know what you're thinking and am disappointed that you always think the worst of me.

    OK, I own up - but only to three of them. And Big Sis knows that we wouldn't do it if we didn't like her!

  44. At 04:14 PM on 21 May 2007, Someone's daubing antiseptic wrote:

    Are you sure there's only two people here?

    As for the name, surely she'll be covered in bruises by now, what with all these people treading on her...

    zvggsu

  45. At 04:27 PM on 21 May 2007, Title "Queen of the Frog" conferred wrote:

    OK, so how about this one then :)

    zvggsu

  46. At 04:31 PM on 21 May 2007, Man with beard wrote:

    Well hello Big Sis.

  47. At 04:47 PM on 21 May 2007, man with an umbrella on wrote:

    DI Wyman - What R U Like !!


    Just been manning reception in the Hotel with two students who want to film on Wednesday and Friday -- they required a floor plan for their lecturer -- then the phone rings and guess who it was?

    Yes DI Wyman -- 'Here - do us a favour - ask that guy what he's holding in his hand'?

    So I did - an umbrella - they were both a little schocked as they weren't aware of streaming cameras around. Tee hee

  48. At 04:54 PM on 21 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    What a pity Eddie didn't let us play this game with Lord Adonis........!

  49. At 06:20 PM on 21 May 2007, Perky wrote:

    I confess to two. It's only because we love her so much!

    xx

  50. At 11:18 PM on 21 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    Dash it all, what a lot of fun I missed today then. Big Sis you are an angel for taking all this in good part - but as has been said, you know we wouldn't do it if we weren't so fond of you!

  51. At 11:45 PM on 21 May 2007, Queen of the Frog wrote:

    Well, just for one day, perhaps .....

    Night guys! Happy froglicking! ;o)

  52. At 03:21 PM on 22 May 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Well, guys, a quick update on my recovery from yesterday's fun and games

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigsisonlilypad/509415195/

  53. At 03:39 PM on 26 May 2007, Hang your umbrella wrote:

    Just had to join in! -- Belatedly, of course.

    A, x.

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