Friday 11 April 2014, 09:48(thanks to Jennie W I now know I'm safe with that one, top research!)
Thursday 10 April 2014, 09:14Well that works for me. Morning to all bloggers.The thing about holidays is that they seem to be harder work than work. Thinking of things for everyone to do is exhausting. I know they should work these things out for themselves but somehow it never works out like that. I'm off next week but might just come into work anyway and bring everybody. Chris brought Noah in today and the BBC is FULL of tours ALL the time so maybe we'll just walk around the 'creative clearings' as seen on the painfully accurate W1A last night. (I want a creative clearing by the way. I had a word with Tony and he's right on it too. Sort it out will you?)
Wednesday 9 April 2014, 09:53Sun streaming in here, illuminating every imperfection, both household and personal. Blinds down, sunglasses on. The house is also bursting at the seams with a full compliment of wives and children and a mound of washing the size of Everest. I might have lots of work to take me out of the house...I'll get the head of values to sort out some meetings.
Tuesday 8 April 2014, 09:39
Yup don't think I've used that one before. Good morning to all bloggers, bright sunny and cool here. Warm radiators too. None of this 'central heating off' nonsense just yet; April can be a pesky month! Off to the airport today to welcome back Wife 1 and child 1 who have been in Brazil for 2 weeks. I have kept everything on an even keel-everything that needs to be is clean, swept or ironed-and I have cooked my 4 meals in perfect rotation. No one has been ill or badly behaved. Very few take aways have been ordered. Brownie points have been earned, enough to last till Easter surely. There may yet...
Monday 7 April 2014, 09:50
Yes, I've gone back to kitchen ingredients. Friday's blog was late because the system gets confused if I've used a title before. So extra work has to go into coming up with a title I've never used before. So sprig of mint should be fine, but we shall see. Prepare for part two of a tour around the larder/fridge/shopping bag.
Good weekend? A little twitching from me, in the company of some wise bird spotters who singled out a Cetti's Warbler, a Great Tit, a Heron, a buzzard, chaffinch (which get capitals? I'm confused) and a million coots. And I had a packed lunch which, in the great tradition of...
Friday 4 April 2014, 10:52(especially Canute on getting his job) Here we are then with another lovely Friday to embrace, hope all is good with all DT bloggers everywhere. Enjoyed Michael Palin yesterday, always a fascinating conversation. And to state the obvious, he charms the pants off everyone he meets. He has the twinkle in the eye still and is clearly looking forward to the O2 and making each other laugh. And us hopefully. Lots more Python to come...
Thursday 3 April 2014, 09:25
Well it is for a Thursday anyway. Having had our food a day early, we welcome Michael Palin to the show tonight. Now this is a good and a bad thing. Routine is good, Nige on a Thursday is good. Confusing people is bad. Feeling it's Thursday when it was Wednesday is bad. However! This is how it had to be! Meetings were had, diaries consulted, spreadsheets prepared. And Palin on Thursday is how it all fell. I've spoken to Michael before but the Python stuff was always the last question you asked just because it was so old and feeble; there was nothing he hadn't been asked before. This time it is...
Wednesday 2 April 2014, 09:39
Tuesday 1 April 2014, 09:27Never liked April Fools day particularly-I'm with Matt on practical jokers. Having endured the 'hilarious' pranks on the Radio 1 Roadshow, I developed a terror of April 1st merely through being on the radio. It was expected that you'd come up with some wheeze that would be hilarious and memorable and the fact is that most of them aren't. When 1/4 fell at the weekend we all breathed a huge sigh of relief-it was someone else's problem. And as they all have to stop by midday (for some reason) you'll be safe with us. Everything ridiculous you hear is true.
Monday 31 March 2014, 09:05And welcome to another ripsnorting week of Drivetime. Confidence is high, the air is warm and BST is here! Lovely light evenings here we come! When we pack up and go home tonight it will feel like summer is here, even it isn't. We banish the dark and skip merrily with garlands of daisies in our hair into the sunlit uplands etc (might have overdone that a little). A weekend of movies, Modern Family and a few chips. I watched 2 minutes of Liverpool/Spurs and then went and asked my Liverpool-supporting neighbours not to gloat too much. The unfortunate truth is that housework is more fun than watching my team. And the house is looking good let me tell you.