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Whirlwind. And a pie.

Simon Mayo | 09:21 UK time, Thursday, 14 July 2011

Mrs M's birthday today and what a whirl it is. Cards made, presents wrapped, children reminded. Breakfast in bed (whether wanted or not) needs to be prepared and days at work prepared for. Plus child 2 is off to Latitude so tent and rucksack found and cash handed over ("Really? You need that much?"). Oh and packed lunches. Have I remembered everything? Expecting a few calls asking for assistance...
I'm following your mosh thoughts. Gentler bloggers may be relieved to know there is one more next week before we rest our aching leather clad limbs. I'm loving it because there isn't a rock show on Radio 2 so it gets scattered liberally across the network (though Desmond Carrington yet to meet his quota on this). Whenever AC/DC get some airplay the response is overwhelmingly positve. I'm hoping the inner rocker in all of us (soul fans included) find themselves nodding just a little, even as they run to the hills. As The Maiden boys would have it. (I had a curry with Iron Maiden once after Top of the Pops. Sweet, polite and charming. Nice boys) Nigel with some veggie pie today and oldies please for THE OPEN GOLF at ROYAL ST GEORGE today. It is such a big sporting event that, even though we have only just saluted Rory's win in America, we re-visit the tees, fairways and bunkers for musical inspiration.
Have a calm and organised Thursday, see you after 5.


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  • Comment number 1.

    Well done Simon for making your own cards... home made cards are more personal!

    GREEN, GREEN ~ New Christy Minstrels

    FIXING A HOLE ~ The Beatles

    FLY LIKE AN EAGLE ~ Steve Miller Band


  • Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon, team and Blogpoppets

    Many happy returns to Mrs Mayo. I personally have never liked the idea of breakfast in bed - mainly because I need to be up and moving for a while before I can face any food ;o)

    Can't remember whether any of these were suggested last time we had a golfing theme, but how about:

    SWING YOUR DADDY by Jim Gilstrap

    SULTANS OF SWING by Dire Straits

    EAGLE by Abba

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning all .. long tome no see .. will tell you more later


  • Comment number 4.

    BOSTON TEA PARTY - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning Simon....I do enjoy some rock, love Hendrix and Punk (an age thing!) and I've even had a mosh request played 'silver machine' Hawkwind. I just find the AC/DC school of rock a bit too errm well like rock!!
    Soul is very unrepresented on BBC2 Trevour I know does a show but he tends to favour the funk and crossover style of soul, the regional stations do there bit with Motown and Northern shows....Steve White on BBC Sheffield and Russ Winstanley on BBC Lancashire both do fine shows...you might like to tune in one week? A soul slot would be fantastic even if only now and then on your show....:-)

    PSL x

  • Comment number 6.

    #2 Deebee... maybe KatyMatey will be along soon with a list of songs from the previous golf theme as she's so informative and good at compiling lists! :o)

  • Comment number 7.

    Good Morning All :)

    I don't not like the mosh :/ I commented on yesterday's blog about it anyhoo, so I'll leave it at that.

    Happy Birthday Mrs Mayo xx

    Didn't we have golf oldies fairly recently? I'm sure we did, and I was rubbish at selecting any because I know nowt about golf!

    Thankfully since then (not so much of a rocker) Desmond Carrington played some golf related songs on his show. See Simon, short on rock but long on golf!! ;)

    Anyways my oldie suggestions...



    I doubt I'll summon up many more to be honest!

  • Comment number 8.

    ranty pants off and now to golf....


  • Comment number 9.

    Morning all

    Happy Birthday Mrs Mayo!

    The only thing that springs to mind at the moment is:


    #2 Deebee - I have to be up and around for a while before I can face breakfast, and then only the toast/fruit variety - nothing fried!

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 10.

    Just thought of another couple.....

    DRIVE ~ The Cars

    NORWEGIAN WOOD ~ Beatles

    ALBATROSS ~ Fleetwood Mac

    LM x

  • Comment number 11.

    How very rude of me .. I completely forgot to wish Mrs M a happy birthday due to being overcome with the chance to blog again this morning ..

    Am surprised to find there are still problems posting after such a long absinthe ..

    Will just suggest ALBATROSS by Fleetwood Mac .. enough already

  • Comment number 12.

    Good morning Simon, Team, NYM and blogpoppets....and the birthday girl!

    Breakfast in bed? No thanks. Too many crumbs.

    The Jam - Pretty Green

    Elvis Costello - Clubland

    Bananarama - Rough Justice

    If you please kind sir.


  • Comment number 13.

    I keep having problems posting stuff today :/

    #3 & #11 Nice to have you back with us Alison :)

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    Drive - REM

    Mission Drive - The Wonderstuff

    She drives me crazy - Fine Young Cannibals

    Iron Man - Black Sabbath

    The Village Green preservation society - Kate Rusby

    Pretty Green - The Jam

    Golden Green - The Wonderstuff

    Four Seasons in one day - Crowded House

    Albatross - Fleetwood Mac

    Take it to the limit - Eagles

    Baggy Trousers - Madness

    Lets go round again - Average White Band

    Bunker Song - Embrace

    Good times bad times - Led Zeppelin

    Hand in glove - The Smiths

  • Comment number 16.

    'The Birdy Song' The Tweets !

  • Comment number 17.

    Morning Everyone and, of course, Simon the MoshMonster Drivetime Dude, The Team and The NYM,

    My offering today is a repeat of one of my suggestions after Rory's McIlroy's recent win:-

    Straight Down the Middle, Bing Crosby

    Billie, I didn't want to give anything away, I'm glad I didn't. I was pleased Joe won in the end. I was surprised when Rolando said Joe was as good as, if not better than, he was at the same age. I'll watch his career with interest now. Wasn't interested in him as a pop singer.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 18.

    Well I have to say I used to like a bit of rock, but I think 4 in a row is pushing a bit these days. I seem to be mellowing in my old age. Thoroughly enjoyed Radio 3 yesterday - found the classical music very calming. Was back to BBC Lincs this morning where I will return on the days I'm not in the mood for CLP's zany show.

    PSL - it's brightening up in this part of The Shire but it was only 13 degrees when I arrived at work this morning. Brrr! However, the clouds are clearing and I can see blue sky, still looks a bit blowy tho'. Used my last sachet of soup to be had in a cup yesterday :(

    Off to catch up on today's stuff.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 19.

    Righto, I've come up with a few more oldie suggestions *ahem*...




    And a few to award me the HOIB


    COLONEL BOGEY - Versions used in many TV/FILMS inc Brassed Off

  • Comment number 20.

    Ooooh another suggestion:-

    The Crying Game, Boy George

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 21.

    Toots not much change to the east...going to the stables shortly could do with a flask of your soup to warm me!

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    Hope you have a lovely day!


  • Comment number 23.

    Hi everyone

    Happy birthday to the boss Simon.

    July 14th is an extremely memorable day for me.....Bryan Adams requested to meet me at Ipswich Football Club 19 years ago today and I was on cloud 9999999999999999999999999999999....maybe his tune was inspired by that day! ;)

    Anyway lets do Golf:

    1. ALBATROSS - Fleetwood Mac
    2. EAGLE - Abba
    3. CIRCLE IN THE SAND - Belinda Carlisle
    4. STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE - Bing or Frank ????
    5. HOLE IN MY SOUL - Abba
    6. DRIVE - The Cars
    7. CLUB TROPICANA - Wham
    8. LEADER OF THE PACK - Shangrilas
    9. OPEN YOUR HEART - Madonna
    10. 18 til I die - Bryan Adams (18th hole)
    11. Anything by - THE EAGLES
    12. THE BIRDY SONG - The Tweets???

    Back for more ...trouble posting!!!!

    Have a nice day

    Mandy :)

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    Late to the party today but here goes ,




    Wharfedale Andy

  • Comment number 27.

    #13 Why thank you Zoe .. lovely to be able to join in for an odd day ..

    Last week I took a break from juggling two jobs for a break in the sun .. Mr from Eastleigh is self-employed and doesn't really do time-off, so it was a long-awaited break ..

    I won't go over all the gory details here, but I spent the first 28 hours at Gatwick Airport, and the final 9 at Rhodes Airport .. the bit in the middle was wonderful, on a small island with no vehicles or travel reps, but the bits either end were not ..

    Anyway, the good news is that the two master from Eastleighs coped very well in our absinthe, and we came home to a clean house stocked with essentials such as
    bread and milk, with all their washing done and the bins emptied .. the garden and allotment look well watered with no human intervention ..

    The boss of my Thursday job has given me today as a lieu day to sort out my issues with the holiday firm, hence the chance to blog .. so I will be pooping in and out between researching Regulation 261/2004 (on compensation for flight delays) and handing out my laundry ..

  • Comment number 28.

    something strange has happened to the font size?? had to take my specs off as it looked gigantian!!!

  • Comment number 29.

    Not sure this song is about golf, but never mind !





    must say did not think that David Bowie would be a rich source for golfing songs !

  • Comment number 30.

    After Sir Bruce ,this must be the next campaign - SIR Bernard Cribbins

    HOLE IN THE GROUND - Bernard Cribbins

    Wharfedale Andy

  • Comment number 31.

    #28 That happened for me too, but it all went back to normal when I refreshed the page. Most odd!

  • Comment number 32.

    Good Morning Simon and Many Happy Returns to the lovely Mrs Mayo
    - and Hi to the Driveteam and Fellow Blogsters - and welcome back Alison!

    The voice of Dr Mosh reigns supreme in my house at present [I'm listening at a more convenient time].
    Noting some viewpoints in here [whilst celebrating our differences] I've nailed my Dr Mosh colours to the mast on several occasions - so I still say - 12 or so minutes out of 8 hours programming? Surely that's not too much to ask?

    Anyhow - thanks Matt for playing the quality stuff. I've never been particulary picky or precious about the type of music I like - would never say I'm purely a fan of rock, or punk, or folk, or country, or new wave, or britpop, or soul, R&B, indie, metal, rap, reggae, ska, blues, C&W. jazz, classical, etc etc.
    I'm just a fan of GOOD MUSIC - and you are playing the good stuff, and that's good enough for me.

    And whilst I'm adopting the moral high ground - yes, LuciesMum #6 - the list of previous golf oldies is available for all to see - as are the two blogs which show the bloggers' requests on those days - but I'd rather not spoil everyone's fun so early in the day ...

    Also adding a caring thought or two to those that are having a hard time at present. I know how you're feeling. It's a real treat for me to have the time to come in here - always makes me feel better.

    Judging by the coverage at Sandwich so far I'm requesting:



  • Comment number 33.

    Hatin' On The Club by Rihanna
    Golf Girl by Caravan
    Hunting Tigers Out In India by Bonzo Dog Band (Tiger Woods?)
    Maybe I Was (A Golf Ball) by Melanie
    Bye Bye Birdie by Lindisfarne
    Chips by Saw Doctors (chips is a golfing term, isn't it?)

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  • Comment number 35.

    Ooops a daisy, apologoes for being so remiss - happiest of happy birthdays Mrs M - hope you enjoyed breakfast in bed - not my kinda thing either. I drink a couple of pints of water before I get started on breakfast in the morning - muesli and toast / crumpets / muffins (English ones) / teacakes and a restorative mug of redbush tea - mmmmm yum. Can do fried stuff too.

    Lovely to see you Alsion - how's the running going? I just moved up to the intermediate group (a new concept at our running club) and am quite enjoying it - we did 7 miles on Tuesday night - the old legs were a bit weary when we got back but I felt fab. i did about 4 miles Monday morning with a friend and we did another 3.5 this morning. Weight loss is encouraging :)

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 36.

    PSL - didn't you change your Monica (;)) to Posh Rock Chick recently? The older boy was listening to 'hardcore' the other evening - just a lot of screaming and shouting - absolutely ridiculous - can't see the point in it. What a relief when he switched it off :) Oh dear, off to check to see if I really am turning into my dear old Mum.

    Busy at the grindstone today - which is fab - it's been decidedly quiet the last couple of days - did you notice?

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 37.

    Morning All,

    Nothing to add on the Golf feem last time and nothing to add today.

    Breakfast in Bed...not for me I'm afraid. Not because I can't face eating straight away, (as those who know me will testify, I can eat at anytime of day, lol), but because I can't abide crumbs in mi bed. Not a comfortable position for eating either. Would much rather get up and find a lovely spread on the dining room table where we can all enjoy breakfast together. Lovely!

    Maybes laters


  • Comment number 38.

    Welcome back Alison - lovely to 'see' you. My, but you're looking brown...

    LuciesMum - how lovely! I'm sure Lady Ammo will be thrilled. How do you do it?

    KatyMatey - absolutely agree with your comment at #32. The only type of music I enjoy listening to is good music - and in my opinion Drivetime gives us a good selection of that. Particularly as we choose quite a lot of the choons played


    I also experienced the giant font earlier. I think the blog is a bit under the weather - fingets crossed it doesn't break altogether.

    Am missing Alex_Girl - I might have to send out a search party later.

    Back in a while - my coffee break should have been over 20 minutes ago, but it got interrupted.


  • Comment number 39.

    #23 - Mandy - you can't drop a bombshell like that then not tell us a bit more about what happened. More info, please! ;)

    I've had some minor probs posting this morning and I had the font thing too PSL & Zoe, it cleared when I refreshed.

    Oh dear, the boss is going for it today - getting a bit snowed under - will have to take my leave for a while. Back later, fingets crossed.

    Toodle-oo for noo.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 40.

    A bit distracted today, apologoes Alison, I did notice your gorgeous tan but forgot to pay the compliment. You are looking fab.

    Deebs, if you see Alex~G, give her a push in our direction, tell her she's sorely missed.

    ~ x

  • Comment number 41.

    Good Morning Each! And happy birthday to Mrs Mayo. I'm hoping the blog mensh isn't your only gift.;0)

    I had a nice collection of tunes lined up and ready to go, but I realise I should never try to second guess our esteemed leader. I thought we might go for Bastille Day oldies. However, golf it is, and it's a bit difficult not to go over old ground. Nevertheless...

    For rain interrupted play...

    'Your Evening Of Swing Has Been Cancelled' by Half Man Half Biscuit

    For those that don't quite make the grade...

    'The First Cut Is The Deepest' by P.P. Arnold

    For those early leaders in the clubhouse (19th hole), watching Rory eat up their score...

    '19th Nervous Breakdown' by The Rolling Stones

    and more generally...

    'Open' by The Cure

    'The Great American Nightmare' by Rob Zombie

    And a real oldie...

    'Long, Long Walk' by Johnny Rivers

  • Comment number 42.

    #41 Ah there you are Paul O'Sheff
    Sorry I've been rather remiss re. Scrabble - I've taken a wee break from facebook but that doesn't mean that I can't catch up on the games I was playing ... I'll be right there very soon.

    A request for the oldies theme - one that wasn't requested or played on the previous golfy theme days:


  • Comment number 43.

    Morning All,

    Happy Birthday to Mrs M

    'First Cut Is The Deepest' Rod Stewart

    'Baggy Trousers' Madness

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 44.

    'Blame It On The Bogie' Jacksons

  • Comment number 45.

    Afternoon everyone! Hope you are all suitably refreshed from your mosh yesterday?! We had a kitchen full of volunteers helping to make flags for Cambridge Rock Festival all rocking out head banging and flag waving until the first light bulb was smashed!

    A massive Happy Birthday to Mrs Mayo (I'm sure she knows how to rock too!) here's hoping you get some time child free this weekend!

    Today's inspiration can be seen in the crowds at The Cambridge Rock Festival - come along and see if you can spot her - Golf Girl - Caravan. As well as our regular - Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top.

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    Tried to post earlier but couldn't :-(

    Wild Wood - Paull Weller

    Hand in Glove - The Smiths

    Off to read back now......


  • Comment number 47.

    #32 (((Hugs))) to you Katy, You've had a rough time of it too lately, to put it mildly!

    I agree that the mosh slot occupies a relatively small amount of time in the overall Drivetime schedule. Like I said, I am fond of a rockin' choon myself, and their certainly seems to be a good amount of enthusiasm from at least some of the listeners, going by the texts, tweets etc.

    This joke is doing the rounds on Twitter I see...

    Q: "Know any good jokes about sodium?" A: "Na"

  • Comment number 48.

    #47 Please substitute 'their' for 'there', thank you :)

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    albertoss-fleetwood mac

    down at the club-driffters

    swing low-ub40

    swing the mood-jive bunny

    swing your daddy-jim gilstrap

    green onions-booker t and the mg's

    drive-the cars

    drivers seat-sniff n the tears

  • Comment number 50.

    Alison! we missed you! Hope you get that travel company sorted out. Glad the bit in the middle was good and even gladder that you came home to a house in perfect

    Ha ha, Zoe! Made me smile :-)


  • Comment number 51.

    #36 Toots I did as Mr Mayo played my suggestion of 'foxy lady' Jimi Hendrix, I paint with a broard brush musically just 4 on the bounce of any genre is a bit much in MHOP :-)

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    Loving the Wednesday multiple tune Mosh! Last night's were real classics, keep up the good work Dr Mosh!


    as for songs for the Open! I believe Royal St. Georges is a links course, on the beach so howzabout!

    Beach Boys - I get (a)round!


    Neil - Hole in my shoe!

    Keep on rockin'

    DD out

  • Comment number 53.

    Oh or

    House of Pain - Jump (a)round!

    or for the spectators

    Ultravox - We stood still

    sorry! : (

  • Comment number 54.

    #51 - I know you do, PSL, i was reinforcing what you'd said in your previous post, confirming that you do indeed like a bit of rock. Hope you had a fine time at the stables.

    Alison - Was in a bit of a rush before and didn't say I'm suitably impressed that you came back to find your home as you would like it. Hope you sort out the holiday firm. Glad you and Mr of Eastleigh have managed to get your long awaited holiday and spent some lovely time together :) xx

    Zoe - that's a groaner, m' Lovely - made me chuckle all the same tho' ;) xx

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 55.

    Toots not as chilly as I expected thankfully...I watch while my younger daughter rides

  • Comment number 56.

    #41 Your Evening Of Swing Has Been Cancelled' by Half Man Half Biscuit

    Paul great selection , saw Half Man Half Biscuit a couple of years ago and they were completely bonkers .

  • Comment number 57.

    #55 - ooooh good so I don't need to rush over with soup in a mug to help you thaw out? We had Scottish lasagne (stovies) for tea last night and it wasn't 'til I was half way through that my feet started to thaw out. Stovies for tea are a measure of how terrible the summer weather is. :(

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 58.

    #56. I request HMHB regularly, no success thus far, but I remain upbeat. I saw them at The Leadmill in Sheffield. They deserve a wider audience, but as you say, they are completely bonkers.

  • Comment number 59.

    what is Scottish lasagne do tell? The stables are in the Wolds so tend to be windy at the best of times...thanks for the soup offer :-)

  • Comment number 60.

    #59 - Scottish lasagne - is just stovies. We had plain old mince and tatties for tea one night last week and with the mince left over I made stovies. You fry an onion (optional - I didn't) then you layer up leftover mince and sliced potatoes (you can also add carrot and swede (what the Scots call turnip)), add some stock, cook 'til the potatoes are done and hey presto, presto hey - stovies - scrum-diddly-umptious. It's just 'cos the ingredients are layered that the boys and I call it Scottish lasagne.

    ~ xx

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    Oooh sorry, meant to say, PSL, the Wolds are very pretty. the friend I'm doing the Yorkshire 3 peaks with and I were going to come over to the Wolds for a bit of a practice but we conquered Cross o' Cliff in Lincoln instead. If time permits, we'll try Steep Hill too. Another friend has a book of walks in the Wolds with suitable watering holes - sounds like fun - may give that a go before winter.

    ~ xx

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    #60 neeps!


  • Comment number 63.

    Good Afternoon All,


    Lovely to see you Alison, sorry to hear about your extended stay at the airports.

    Can't think of any toons to suggest that haven't been suggested before.

    A HOIB candidate would be ANY OLD IRON by STANLEY HOLLOWAY!

    The vet has arrived, our poor little pony will have his legs crossed! Bless him!

    madchick x

  • Comment number 64.

    Afternoon one and all. It's been a while since my last suggestion.

    Anyway my slightly tenuous suggestion is:

    DOWN UNDER BY MEN AT WORK (the vegemite sandwich mention of course!)

    Also, Men at Work is apt as Royal St George's is a men only Golf Club.

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 65.

    #63 - my thoughts go out to your pony, MCW - poor wee thing.

    #64 - Hey Dougal - nice to see you again :)

    My dear old mummy is being assessed for residential care today. She was a tad cantankerous this morning and my sis is anxious that Mum behaves herself during the assessment.

    ~ xx

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    Alison - from earlier today - good to see you back, very good that you had a great time on your short hols, not good about the delays, hope you constructed a strongly worded letter!

    #63 mcw - have you put a pic of your new pony on fb yet? Hope he's OK!

    #65 - Toots - fingers crossed for your Mum and sister.


  • Comment number 67.

    #65 - Thanks Toots. Been away for a break in Norfolk. My dog loves the beaches and my hubby loves the pubs!! But it's nice to catch up with all in Blog land again.


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    #65 Toots, hope Mum gets on ok. The experts will be well used to all sorts of behaviour. I wouldn't worry.

    #63 MCW, poor pony, I hope he feels better soon. When do you start working again?

    Hello, Dougal.


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    #66 - thank you Tortie. she may play up for a bit at first but I'm sure she'll be okay.

    #67 - Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your time.

    Just wanted to say that I'm pleased to see Nigel's cooking something that Sally Traffic can enjoy this evening - nice change for you Sal :)

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 70.

    The Wolds are beautiful and there are some lovely walks especially the Viking Way

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    Is it late enough in the day to post the songs that were actually played on the previous golf-connected theme days - more specifically Ryder Cup and Rory McIlroy --- yes? OK

    RYDER CUP - SEPT 2010
    Green Green Grass Of Home/TJ
    The Final Countdown/Europe
    Two Tribes/Frankie GTH
    Ryder White Swan/TRex

    New Sensation /INXS
    Baby Driver/S&G
    Hollywood Nights/BobSeger
    Get It Right Next Time/Gerry Raff
    Hollywood Hills/Sunrise Ave

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  • Comment number 73.

    #71 very interesting. Not too many repeat suggestions.


  • Comment number 74.

    #71 thanks Katy...

    I had only thought of one of those songs today, but didn't use it... the Tom Jones song!

  • Comment number 75.

    Why is this blog not letting me post?

  • Comment number 76.

    #71 Katy - Very interesting lists of the previous golf oldie suggestions, like Mo says there haven't been many duplicate suggestions today, but that's maybe because they were specifically for Rory McIlroy and the Ryder Cup.

    Wonder what will get picked today?

  • Comment number 77.

    Little Buddy is now a gelding. He was a real poppet, the local anaesthetic seemed to put him right out! He snored like a baby, whilst GD assisted the vet. (All good practice for her. She has just passed her first year and wants to specialise in equine medicine.) A few carrots and a polo or two seem to have cheered him up a little. Will get some pics up soon.

    Tortie, I start back at work next week, 4 days with Fridays off. Just trying to get everything up straight at home first.

    madchick x

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    just had a look at the playlist on 15.07.10 the start of last years Open, a few songs from todays suggestions were played *slips anorak off* ;-D

  • Comment number 79.

    #78 PSL hehehe = yes I saw that after I'd looked at the other two - Albatross, Fly Like an Eagle & Sultans of Swing

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    Chickster - I too wondered if you'd posted any pics of baby horse in FB. What a fabulous gift for your daughter - you mentioned house share plans - assume Little Buddy will be living with her there?!

  • Comment number 81.

    Afternoon folks. Well just for the first line of the song..

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    I've had a text from Alex_G - she is incredibly busy packing up her cottage and sorting things out for moving. The good news is, it sounds like she's got the contract with her old boss. She misses you all, and hopes to be back on the blog soon.

    Toots - hope everything goes well will your Mum. As Mo says, I'm sure the experts will know what they're dealing with.


    KatyMatey - oh yes, I got a mensh for 'Baby Driver' last time round. Thanks for the reminder! ;o)

    MCW - hugs to Little Buddy. Good that your GD got the chance to assist - hope he won't hold it against her! Actually, maybe you can answer a question that has always puzzled me - what is the difference between a pony and a horse?

  • Comment number 83.

    #82 For some reason my ~X~ appeared in the wrong place. So here's another one for free.


  • Comment number 84.

    Sheffield Paul

    When Simon get round to a football theme for the start of the season soon we should put plenty of requests in for -

    " All I Want For Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit"

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    #80 The pony is a joint pet for Mr Mcw and GD. Buddy will stay here with us, he is currently sharing the paddock with the chickens! We have two stables that will need clearing out. GD is sharing a flat (which has 5 double bedrooms!!) in London. However, in her third year they do move out to the other campus at Potters Bar which has livery there. But I expect he'll still stay here.I have got one photo on fb at the moment, but it was quite dark as it was taken at night. Daughter sat down on the grass in her pj's and the little fellow came over and sat down with her! Very sweet.

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    #82 Deebee, it is all to do with the animals height. A pony is generally 14.2 hands or under. Anything above this is considered horse. Our little chap is only about 13hh at the moment, and may probably make 14 hands (56 inches tall), but as GD is not terribly tall, he will make an ideal sized riding pony and also I think they are considering him as a driving pony with a cart!

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    MCW I've just had look for pony pic....couldn't see one?

  • Comment number 88.

    Thanks all for noticing my tan .. I feel so much better with a tan and don't care if I'll be old and wrinkly :-)

    Toots, well done on your recent running .. I took my trainers to Greece with me, primarily for a walk that I'd planned, but managed one 7.30am and one 8.30pm run .. very hot but they made me feel good ..

    Please can someone sum up the past weeks key blog-events for me, as I'm still working on my letter .. any births, deaths or marriages?

  • Comment number 89.

    that would be good for me too I was away last week too Alison...getting a wrinkle inducing tan!!

  • Comment number 90.

    At 16:31 14th Jul 2011, You wrote:

    #84 Andy. Tried that previously, along with 'The Referee's Alphabet', 'I Was a Teenage Armchair Honved Fan', 'Bob Wilson, Anchorman' etc, etc. You might like this site...


  • Comment number 91.

    Afternoon All

    So glad to see the blog upandrunning. I said "Good Morning" on the end of yesterday's this morning but when the new blog appeared there were no comments and no comment box, just "a problem posting your comment" message.

    Glad I wasn't menshchasing!

    Back in a bit ....................

  • Comment number 92.

    #87 Have just put a couple more pics up.

  • Comment number 93.

    A massive moth has just flown into my mouth, and I've swallowed it. Yuk! One of the customers, whilst in gales of laughter at my discomforted choking, suggested that all I needed now was a 'nice Chianti and some fava beans'. What a wit!

  • Comment number 94.

    Hi All

    Got home to find my gorgeous Daughter has walked the dog. So I can listen to the whole show this evening. Woohoo!

    #93 Yes, Simon's just told me. And the rest of the nation. Eeww...!

  • Comment number 95.

    And Simon reads out my moth based 3WT. Funny, really, that something like moth swallowing can get you a mensh on the radio. How I wish that fate, instead of delivering the moth to me, had instead proffered a lottery win. I am somewhat scared of moths at the best of times, and as far as I know, am completely fearless in the face of massive amounts of free cash. This is, however, only conjecture. I suspect that the moth would have preferred fate to have been kinder to me as well.

  • Comment number 96.

    good 3 worder Paul

  • Comment number 97.

    #95 The things 'one' does to get a three worder read out! ;-)

    Paul, it can't have been nice, for you or the moth. If it had happened yesterday, it could have been a contender for Matt's Middle Aged Midweek Moth!

  • Comment number 98.

    #93 & #97



  • Comment number 99.

    I missed Paul's 3 worder doh! Lovely photos MCW, felt the blood leave my legs on the one with the hose and the reason for the wash.....

  • Comment number 100.



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