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Bubbling nicely

Simon Mayo | 10:10 UK time, Monday, 15 August 2011


Just to keep this thing ticking over, a 3 worder from my holiday sojourn...

Doing ok thanks

Now back to the plate spinning

See you in a week bloggers!

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Why, Lord Ammo, you are spoiling us ................ will it be little round, nutty, chocolates in individual gold wrappers next?

    Thanks for taking time out of your hols to post!!

  • Comment number 2.

    Good morning Blogpoppeteers.

    Thank you Simon for popping in during your hols - very much appreciated.

    The sun is out! I love summer in Scotland! It's my favourite day of the year!

    Had a busy weekend with visitors but it is back to work today for a full week at work! (The first since the end of June). Does anyone have any coping strategies to get me through this?

    Catch you later

    Shona

    xx

  • Comment number 3.

    Glad to hear SM's 'doing ok thanks' on his hols...just back from mine (Cornwall as you ask) where the weather was 'ok to iffy' at best, and we all had a sickness & diarrohea bug...and only one bathroom.
    In need of a holiday to get over that one (esp the drive back along M4/M5 with the motorway loonies, whilst feeling non too clever). Luckily am off to St Lucia on Saturday with sis-in-law for some more wet, windy weather (hurricane season, dontcha know). But hey, the cocktails are free!!
    SM is back next Monday, when I'm away and probably will find it hard to post from the Caribbean, so enjoy everyone....will catch up the week after,

  • Comment number 4.

    Good to hear from you again Simon.

    So you're doing circus skills this week are you?! : )

    Very quiet around here today.

    Suzie - let's hope the Caribbean holiday is better than the one in Cornwall; sorry to hear you've all been ill.

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 5.

    Ahhhhh, bon après-midi mes petits pétards ................... how does a boy get a word in edgewise in this buzzing little blog?

    Is it that so many people are off work that it's so quiet?

  • Comment number 6.

    #5 Harry - I wonder if it's the people who have been off work, now trying to catch up with work and that's why it's so quiet here today!

  • Comment number 7.

    #6 Tortie, I'm sure you are correct. :-)

  • Comment number 8.

    #6 #7 Tortie, you are absolutely correct - at least as far as I am concerned! I've barely stopped for a break all morning.

    Afternoon all - and thank you Simon for another new blog. So good of you to take a break from your plate spinning to think of us!

    Suzie, sorry to hear your Cornwall holiday was less than successful. Hope you have a great time in St Lucia - I'm sure it won't be wet and windy all the time, and at least it will be warm.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 9.

    Hellooooooo all bloggers.

    I'm back here too.

    Busy, busy, busy weekend :)

    Its back to work with a hop, skip and a jump for me. Why? Well because if every day was a holiday, what would you have to look forward to!

    Is it Friday yet?

    Doh!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 10.

    helloooo all...I have no excuse as I don't go to work, but will come up with some creative, exaggerated and untrue excuse if required ;-)

  • Comment number 11.

    So do we have a "circus" theme for somg selections then?

    I'll open the bidding with "Trapeze" by Patty Griffin, and there won't be a better one that one :-)

  • Comment number 12.

    Previous sentence minus "m" plus "n" plus "than" = a sentence that makes sense.

  • Comment number 13.

    #11 'high wire' Linda Carr and The Love Squad

  • Comment number 14.

    Good to hear Simon is enjoying himself! Just one more week of Lisa to endure then!

    GB

  • Comment number 15.

    # 14 Aawww I like Liza.

    Mmmm Circus songs.........

    Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson

    Back to work now.

  • Comment number 16.

    Good to see you Simon
    :^)

    And jolly nice to say a happy Monday Hello to Harry Snaps, Shona, Suzie, Tortie, Deebs and MTF, PSL, Ken and SimonWard - not forgetting Mr PoS from the last blog for pointing me in the right direction ...

    Total posts so far from the three blogs in the two weeks: 1146

    which represents just under 50% of what we achieved last summer with 2334 posts over three weeks. There's still chance to top it.


    I hope the other Mayo bloggers who I've shamelessly C&P'd don't mind me posting a little reminder of some tail-end posts from last year.

    And weren't we a competitive bunch with our 'Guess the postcount' competition and 'Who posted the most' etc!

    Will post it soon - if the blog mechanics will allow

    :^)

  • Comment number 17.

    #11 Ooooooo a theme ............

    THE GREAT VALERIO by RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON

  • Comment number 18.


    #2307.
    At 05:58 16th Aug 2010, KKMac wrote:

    TOP BLOGGERS

    SPIKE 464
    KATYMAC 365
    PAUL OF SHEFFIELD 287
    MTF 220
    DEEBEE 198
    MADCHICKSTER 153
    BB 95 [Brandon]
    MISSP 72 [AlexP]
    TORTIE CAT 66
    CLEVER SUPER NANNY 62
    KEVIN WILLIAMS 61
    MARK CANNON 49
    ALEX HENEY 41
    GAILYBEVS 38 [Toots]
    GLEN CUNDY 35
    DEEVA 28
    ALISON FROM EASTLEIGH 21
    BIGNICK40 18
    KEN JUDE 7
    UNTALENTEDMRRIPLEY 4
    NIC 4
    BOYLOVESTODANCE 2
    BARNEY 1
    POSHSOULLADY 1
    MAN FROM UNCLE 1
    HELEN BEESLEY 1
    MTD 1
    MALCOLM POWDER 1


    #2308.
    At 06:14 16th Aug 2010, Paul Of Sheffield wrote:

    Anyway, Good Morning Each. And so, that day has finally dawned. Our leader will return, and at some point one of us will draw a veil over what has indeed been a bit of 'Summer Fun',with those two little words, New Blog.

    But not quite yet.

    Now, if you are going to plough through what I am about to say, you may want to open another window, and have this playing quietly in the background...

    [link to some Elgar]

    As Katy takes us through yet another century, it may be aposite to look back at what we, the wonderful bloggpoppets of The Simon Mayo Show have achieved, this past three weeks.

    We started with a wee chuckle at Simons impending dental appointment, now a historical fact. Let us hope that the new filling is up to the task of broadcasting entertaining musical whimsy, and items of both entertainment and import with equal excellent measure to the nation.

    On we strode, affecting our usual mock dismay when our ARF's weren't chosen,and off we went into our first Simonless weekend. How would we cope? How? Magnificently, that's how. We were embarking together on a journey that would bring new ideas to the blog. One that would bring joy, pain and great innovation.

    Who amongst us could not have been moved by the plight of poor Dylan? But then came the fightback, as he strove manfully, er, rabbitfully, to earn back his health. A flop-eared hero in our midst. Seemingly inspired by what animalkind could achieve, Monty Cockerel made his bid to widen his horizons.
    Eggwina mat yet make him pay for his dalliances, though.

    Inspired, presumably, by the Twilight movies, our very own Spike,(careful with that Spike, you could pierce someones heart with that), decided upon a move to combined nocturnal painting and blogging. An astonishing period in which he worked tirelessly, day and night, night and day, without a break, and with only Katy for company, blogging and painting for all he was worth. It was during this period, that, whilst armed only with curryhouse garlic breath, he fought off the unwanted advances of the evil, feral night-creatures. It took a bit out of him, but with the support of his fellow poppets, he was able to pull through.

    And Katy. We have seen her take her first faltering steps in Hat making, to finally become the worlds leading manufacturer of blog based millinery, a hat for any occasion. AND, she also shoewd her remarkable talent for entirely pointless maths and stats. Genius of needless proportions. Let's raise our glasses, and indeed our hats to her.

    I cannot, in this small space pay homage to all that contributed to this ever increasing blog, but you have all been absolutely bllodt marvellous, coming together in this spirit of camarderie. We have invented new pastimes, such as the entirely strange idea of pitching songs that will not be played, but tied in with out spurious themes of the day.

    What can I say. It has been a pleasure to be on this journey with you all. It has been inspiring.

    It has been.....*sniff*...


    It's been...*snuffle, sniff*...

    ..............................
    ..............................


    #
    Comment number 2309.
    At 06:14 16th Aug 2010, Paul Of Sheffield wrote:

    It's been emotional.


    #
    Comment number 2310.
    At 06:15 16th Aug 2010, Paul Of Sheffield wrote:

    Now, turn that bloomin' Elgar down!


    #
    Comment number 2311.
    At 06:22 16th Aug 2010, KKMac wrote:

    *cries*



    #
    Comment number 2312.
    At 06:32 16th Aug 2010, KKMac wrote:

    #2308 Paul of Sheffield
    Sobtastic matey

    xx
    Let's not forget the inspired Sweepstake Stakesweep stakes - thanks Alison - xx


    #
    Comment number 2313.
    At 06:41 16th Aug 2010, KKMac wrote:

    The Sweepstake Stakesweep Guess The Blog Entries Stakes was won by
    BB - formerly known as DBB59 - who is not the same as Deebee sometime Deebeedeebeedee formerly Deebee9 ... I think

  • Comment number 19.

    Thanks for that KatyMatey! It's good to know that the majority of bloggers from this time last year are still around, albeit with a few name changes...

    How about 'Oh what a circus' by David Essex?

    Back to the grindstone I go..

    ~X~

  • Comment number 20.

    #18. I heard from Dylan only the other day. He says he is fine.

  • Comment number 21.

    Afternoon all

    Sorry I haven't been around much, not even lurking, as had a busy couple of weeks both in and out of work.

    Haven't a chance or likelihood to catch up with what's gone on, but I see Harry's back, nice to see you again.

    Better get on then!

    Cheers

    A

  • Comment number 22.

    #21 Hi Andy, nice to see you too although my return to blogging seems to be having a soporific effect on the community :-)

  • Comment number 23.

    Hello All,

    Circus songs

    Upside Down You're Turning Me' Diana Ross

    'Tumbling Dice' Rolling Stones

  • Comment number 24.

    Would "The Carnival is Over" by the Seekers count?

    Please, please, please

  • Comment number 25.

    Good afternoon! Really shouldn't be hear but couldn't resist after reading Katy's #18. I'm sorry I was but a lurker in those days now ;-)

    Circus theme?

    The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson

    Missed today's deadline :-( Will try harder to submit tomorrow and then hopefully be around a bit more.

    X

  • Comment number 26.

    Mo your song was suggested at #15.

    It's nearly time to go home. Yipee.

  • Comment number 27.

    Almost time to say toodle-oo but one last go at the theme. Another R&LThompson but a cover this time:

    WALL OF DEATH by REM

    Have a great evening everyone and I'll see youall tomorrow.

    P.S. Is 26 posts (or so) by 5.05 a new low?

  • Comment number 28.

    Ah,thanks Shona, shows how much attention I was paying ;-)

    X

  • Comment number 29.

    Just incase you were wondering, Simon, Liza is doing a good job while you are away.....but can't wait until you are back though! It's just not the same :(

  • Comment number 30.

    Bless your little cotton socks, Simon!

    You are very good remembering us when you should be enjoying your holiday. I hope that it has been restful so far and I am looking forward to hearing you back on the airwaves all refreshed and raring to go. Matt definitely sounds refreshed! ;-)

    Couldn't understand why they were playing the theme to Joe 90 as 'bed' music whilst Liza was talking to the tomato expert. I am sure someone will explain.

    How are you all, you lovely fellow bloggers? I've just got in after a busy day at the 'coal face', but I am now going to catch up on all your antics and and I am sure I shall smile more than once as I read back.

    I am enjoying Liza's daily themes, very inspired. My Dad used to tell me that if I ate the fat on meat it would 'put hairs on my chest'! Still can't face fatty meat, I wonder why???

    Take care,

    madchick x

  • Comment number 31.

    #18 Monty and Eggwina are still going strong, the Compo and Nora Batty of the chicken world. Monty has three new hens in his harem, so Eggwina has been spared his
    amorous advances, and the neighbours hens can be sure of no night time visiting from him! ;-)

    Didn't we also have a shooting star display last year?

  • Comment number 32.

    #31 Funny you should say that, MCW - you may know that there's been a meteor shower over East Anglia the past few nights, and I was remembering only last night when some of us watched a similar thing 'together' last year.

    A question for you gardening types - I did a bit of weeding and deadheading when I got home this evening. Now my lips are burning slightly, as if I've been eating chilli. I'm not especially worried - it hasn't got any worse in the last hour. But I've taken some antihistimine as a precaution. And I'm wondering what might have caused it. Any ideas?

    ~X~

  • Comment number 33.

    Simon thank you for popping by and giving us another blog

  • Comment number 34.

    Katymaty..... you are a marvel. Yes so are the rest of you, but what Katy put together was wonderful. Thank you.

    Circus songs?... goes off to find thinking cap, there must be a Herman opportunity in there somewhere.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 35.

    ....and Paul, a year tomorrow, since that wonderful post from you. Can we expect an update on such an anniversary?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 36.

    Good Evening All :)

    How lovely of Simon to take time out to post another blog for us :) That man is a diamond through and through!

    Sorry for my absence again :( These school holidays are a slog! Things haven't been too bad, just busy, it's all go from waking to sleeping and once the twins are in bed, I am fit to drop! :O

    Deebee - I'm not sure what might have affected you in the garden, some kind of pollen maybe? All I know is that this year, I have had to take more anti-histamines than ever before! :O I usually have to take them for a few weeks at some point between June and September, but I've had flare-ups on and off for weeks now :( On Saturday I got itchy, sneezy and my chest felt really tight, I had to buy some emergency allergy tablets whilst I was out (I really should carry them around!) and I was o.k once I took it.

    Belated well done to Gazza for claiming the ARFO crown :)

    I must confess that I haven't been listening to Liza on Drivetime, because she isn't my cup of tea, but I don't wish to say anything negative about her. I am looking forward to Simon returning next Monday though.

    I have been trying out some new music, in the absence of listening to the radio in the evenings. I follow Russell Crowe on Twitter, and he has been tweeting about his new album on there for a couple of weeks now. To say I was sceptical about his musical talents, would be an understatement! But I was curious enough to seek it out and listen to a few tracks, and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. There are some beautiful songs on there, and his wife Danielle Spencer (who features on many of the tracks) has a lovely voice. Anyway, it's called The Crowe/Doyle Songbook Volume III, and the 'focus' track 'Too Far Gone' is pretty catchy. I think it's available on spotify now, if anyone wants to give it a go.

    I'll try and pop by tomorrow, all things being equal.

    Take Care xxxx

  • Comment number 37.

    Evening all .. just had a quick read-through to catch up on all your news ..

    Had a lovely phone call from Andy, the BBC producer who I spoke to on Friday about my ARF opener suggestion (Dignity by Deacon Blue, in case you'd forgotten) ..

    He explained that they didn't call me back because Steve Wright played another Deacon Blue choon towards the end of his show, and the five o'clock news contained an unfortunate boating related story and they didn't want to seem unsympathetic ..

    I was very touched to receive this update and at the thought that goes into picking the playlist .. much respect to the production team ..

  • Comment number 38.

    hi all

    #36 thanks zoe

    it be my first aniversary on here on the 8th september then i had my full name on

    this crown i got i was cleaning it and someone has engraved it with"come on scotland"ive been trying 2 rub it off and change the scotland to "the horns"

    circus tune nellie the elephant-toy dolls(i get my coat)lol

    gazza x

  • Comment number 39.

    does anyone else think that cover of cuddly toy is rubbish ruined a good song,why cant artists do there own songs instead of ruining classics

  • Comment number 40.

    Good Morning All

    A very Happy Birthday to Alison from Eastleigh! How lovely that Andy called you back about your ARF. There are some fab people working at Radio 2, some of whom don't always get the credit they deserve. As an aside, Deacon Blue are one of the acts performing at 'Prawns in the Pork' this year, and we are going - woohoo!

    Gazza, that's certainly a point of view - I haven't heard the song you're talking about. But there have also been some really good covers - there are several excellent versions of 'Lilac Wine' for example.

    Well, today can't quite make it's mind up what weather it's going to give us. It's a bit overcast and windy here, but I think the sun is trying to peek through - not sure it'll be enough to have the roof down this morning though.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 41.

    Good morning all,

    I've not visited for a while ,sorry ,but I hope that you are all fairing well and enjoying our summer

    not much to report from over the other side of the fence ,I see that gate s not been fitted yet ,must get it sorted before the winter ,I don't want a wet rear when i'm jumping over ,I'll catch my death.

    Just popping in really to wish ....Alison A Happy Birthday and I hope that you have a lovely day.

    Right better go ...nice to see youn all.

    Take care all and have va good day.

    Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 42.

    Awww, was that my mate Bids and I missed her!

    Good Morning all and a very Happy Birthday Alsion.

    Not much to report here, very grey and overcast. The nights are drawing in very fast now and it is usually 'lights on' before I get home each evening.

    Another kitchen morning for me, more apples, more plums and a generous donation of about 10lb of runners to hand slice ready for the freezer!

    So, chop chop......

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 43.

    Morning all,
    Sorry if I was a grump yesterday, stacks to catch up with at work, and feeling worse than when I left!!
    Anywho, another day dawns (I think, anyway, hard to see behind the grey clouds!) and the workface is getting a bit easier.
    Circus toons: 'THE ANIMALS WERE GONE' by Damien Rice - now that's not something you want to hear said about a circus...!

    #36 I was interested to hear about Russell Crowe, I will check him out - and please do the same for Robert Downey Jr - also a surprising singer and writer.

    Thanks to Deebee for her foodie suggestions while in Cornwall, our house was attached at the back to the Salamander restaurant!! It was fully booked, on the very few nights when any of us could have even considered eating sadly; Voovray was recommended by the car park guy as a locals favourite, again - booked, or we weren't up to it. Darn.
    Oh and Happy Birthday to *Alison of Eastleigh*, one of my work colleagues has a 27th b'day today (mere child) and she has forgotten the cakes (sob) so yes, I am feeling better and back on the solids!

    Laters, if catch-up allows...

  • Comment number 44.

    Happy Birthday Alison! Hope you are having a lovely day.

    What a fab, considerate phone call to get. We all know the DT dud is a star, now we know his team are too :-)

    Just a quick poop in by. Missed deadline yesterday :-( Have to submit today or there will be trouble......even though it's my manager's fault it's late. How does that work?

    Hope all fine and dandy.

    X

  • Comment number 45.

    Morning all

    Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue was in for Bob on Saturday night/Sunday morning. He does a cracking job, and has a regular show on Radio Scotland. I'm going to have to seek it out I think, sounds like he plays a lot of music on there that I'd like as well.

    Love the internet - geographical boundaries for radio stations gone at a stroke. WDVX, a publically supported station from Knoxville, East Tennessee is a regular station streaming on my Squeezebox (other streaming boxes available etc.) or on my phone when I'm out and about with earphones in - I love their "Americana Mix" shows.

  • Comment number 46.

    Birthday Greetings to Alison. Hope you have a good day.

    Greetings to the rest of the blogpoppets. Busy weekend for me. Mostly consumed by rugby matches for both boys (one near and the other far) and visitors. Glad to be at work for a rest, hehehe!

    #42 - MTF, I seem to have loads of apples and am being threaten with a boxful of plums. Did I read correctly that you are freezing them or was that just for the runners?

    Maybes Laters

    A.

  • Comment number 47.

    Hi Alice.

    I have fired up the winter freezer and freezing anything in sight. Just wish it didn't all take so long to prepare, blanch etc...

    Still, its free fodder, and so nice to have out of season, so time well spent I guess?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 48.

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  • Comment number 49.

    Talking of runners, I posted on here a while back or maybe fb, who knows, about growing some stringless runner beans this year. I am happy to report, that it did what it said on the label. What it failed to add, was that I would also be beanless, hmph!!

    No a single bean in sight, lots of lovely green foliage, but nowt else, hence the generous donation from the neighbours.

    Back to it...

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 50.

    CAKE :)

  • Comment number 51.

    #50 MTF, We've grown the stringless variety for the last couple of years and have had good crops. We've got that many this time that some have been left on too long :-(. Not making that mistake again. I think I may be joing you in the preparing, blanching session, ;-)

  • Comment number 52.

    All done and dusted Alice. 20 neat bags all ready for the freezer. This Mum didn't go to Icel*nd!!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 53.

    #52 - Is that 20 bags of beans or a a mixture of apples, plums and beans? Not sure if I am organised enough to freezerfy my excess fruit stuff, lol

  • Comment number 54.

    20 bags of beans Alice, of small portions I hasten to add. Had about ten pounds of beans so just under half a pound per bag. As I say, luckily have a spare freezer in the shed, so usually stock it with garden produce.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 55.

    Ooh - cake! Yummy.

    ;o)

  • Comment number 56.

    #55 Deebee - good to see your mouth has de-numbed

    ;^)

  • Comment number 57.

    And a very happy birthday to Alison from Eastleigh from me, too. I had thought of suggesting some sort of sweepstake, with regards age guessing, but thought better of it, as there are obviously so few numbers for us to choose from. ;0)

    Hope you have a lovely day, Alsion.

  • Comment number 58.

    Yeah Paul. Some things are left unsaid ;)

    Off to work now. Hope everyone gets a slice of cake.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 59.

    #56 LOL!

    By the way, apologoes to MTF and JPA for butting in to your discussions on garden produce. We have a damson tree at the bottom of our garden that is currently absolutely laden with fruit, just crying out to be picked and made into jam and crumble. Unfortunately however, it is not our tree...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 60.

    Oops pop this 'better' in where appropriate!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 61.

    Following the announcement that AC/DC have launched their own wine range ..

    ... how's about some wine related songs? I'll begin with:

    Whole Lotta Rosé - AC/DC

  • Comment number 62.

    #59 - Ooh, what a shame. Could you not strike up a conversation with the person/people at the bottom of your garden and offer to relief them of their overabundance of fruit, Deebee?

  • Comment number 63.

    ... or

    It's Just A Little Blush - Jennifer Paige

  • Comment number 64.

    #57 Incidentally, Alison shares her birthday with newsreader Sir Trevor MacDonald, film director James Cameron and singer Madonna. All of whom are much older than her, obviously.

    #61 'Red Red Wine' by UB40

    or

    'Scenes from an Italian Restaurant' by Billy Joel (A bottle of red, a bottle of white...)

    #62 I don't think so, Alice. Neither are they likely to give us any eggs from their chickens or alpaca wool from their, er, alpacas :(

    I shouldn't really be here - still haven't caught up at work. Laters...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 65.

    @61. Red And White by Yes
    Red by Sammy Hagar
    The Blue Nun by The Beastie Boys
    Chateau Lafitte '59 Boogie by Foghat

  • Comment number 66.

    Apologoes for the late arrival; too much to do, too little time!

    Happy Birthday Alison - hope you're having a lovely day!

    #65 PoS - we've booked to see The Pierces at the Leadmill in October - haven't been there for years!

    May be back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 67.

    #66 I might look into that. The last time I was at The Leadmill was to see HMHB. There would seem to be something of a culture clash between those two acts.

  • Comment number 68.

    Afternoon everyone

    #30 I agree Madchick. I'm enjoying Liza's themes. I nearly sent a text to the show yesterday to say that my mum used to tell me if I ever left damp towels on the floor (after a shower or bath), then this would attract spiders. I still never leave towels on the floor and have now started telling my teenage stepdaughter the same lie. It works!

    #37 Happy Birthday Alison. I'm sure you'll get your chance again on the show. It was good of them calling you back.

    #40 Deebee, Ricky Ross once proposed to a school friend of mine in bible class. They were 12 at the time.

    Wine tunes?

    One dear to my heart today:

    Little Old Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin

  • Comment number 69.

    Glass of Champagne - Sailor

    My Boy Bollypop - Millie

    Champagne SuperNova - Oasis

  • Comment number 70.

    Hello poppets .. thanks for all your birthday wishes and the HUGE cake .. yum yum ..

    I'm out with the family for a Turkish meal tonight .. never tried it before, but the menu looks full of mezze/tapas style dishes, so hoping to try a few with Mr from Eastleigh, the two Masters from Eastleigh and the Miss from Eastleigh (now resident in Southsea)

    Laters pataters x

  • Comment number 71.

    #70 Enjoy yourself tonight Alison.

    As it's you birthday, I won't send a postcard from Scotland today. Too depressing and we don't "do depressed" on birthdays.

    Note to self however: Get winter coat de-moth balled in readiness for wearing.

    A Taste of Honey - The Beatles (..tasting much sweeter than wine doo doo dah doo)

  • Comment number 72.

    Hello All,

    Happy Birthday Alison,

    'Heard It Through The Grapevine' Marvin Gaye

  • Comment number 73.

    #59 Deebee, does the tree overhang your garden? Surely any fruit that's overhanging your garden is fair game? :-)

  • Comment number 74.

    Rose - The Feeling (if i knew how to I would put an accent on the "e" in Rose!)

    I love mezze, Alison. Haven't been to Turkey but the food in Ajerbaijan was of Turkish origin. Enjoy your meal.

    X

  • Comment number 75.

    my twopennorth on the wine theme

    Lilac Wine - Elkie Brooks

    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 76.

    or Something In Red - Lorrie Morgan

  • Comment number 77.

    #68 Shona, I wonder if your friend is regretting turning him down... And I wish I'd known about the wet towel/spider thing - Daughter is forever leaving wet towels on her bedroom floor (thus over a couple of days rendering the bathroom towel-less). And she is terrified of spiders.

    #73 Sadly not enough hangs into our garden to make it worth my - or the children's - efforts.

    I love Turkish food too. I hadn't really tasted it until we went to Turkey last year - it was quite a revelation to find that kebabs aren't actually those disgusting, fly-covered meaty things that hang in the window but are a rather delicious form of casserole.

    There appear to be some peeps MIA. Where's LuciesMum? Or Billie? Toots should be back from her hols by now as well. And some of the newbies seem to have disappeared as well - Nadine, Mrs Boris, Dougal? And apologoes to any other absent regulars who's names I've missed - you are all missed, of course!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 78.

    #77 Come to think of it, I haven't seen Julia40 on here this week either. And CSN hasn't been around for ages. Might have to send out an APB...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 79.

    Evening all!

    Fingers crossed that's the panic over at work (for now) and I can get back here more often.

    Heard Matt while driving home. Seems like he's been away forever. Welcome back! About time he started tweeting again.

    Speaking of Toots, overtook a mini the other day with the reg T5OOT. Made me smile :-)

    X

  • Comment number 80.

    Hello troops

    You have BOLD over here (no, not the washing powder ...!) How'd ya do dat den?

    Sorry for absinthe. I've been lurking but when it goes over 100 my work PC struggles to load the page, and my afternoons have been busy trying to build my bizziness. I managed to design and publish my website so proper chuffed with that effort!

    Lovely of Simon to give everyone a mini blog just to keep things ticking over, and loving his briefness of Twitter too. Can't listen to Drivetime at the mo, so rekindling relationships with my iPod and old CDs, which is actually quite nice!

    Right, best fly. Nic's on the way home, tea to cook then a pub quiz to go and win .... ahem!

    I will try harder. Honest.

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 81.

    I believe we have another blogpoppet birthday tomorrow. Hope Katy is busy baking at the mo ;-)

    X

  • Comment number 82.

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  • Comment number 83.

    hi all hows everyone wish i was back on holiday hate this country always wet and cold

    happy birthday alison

    happy birthday deeves

    whats happened 2 billie missing what shes having 2 eat and what songs shes doing on the keyboard

    deebee it was the song beverly knight has out now,i like the cover versions of songs that people did in the older days as many of the origanal(cant spell)songs wern't big hits but did better when covered,exampes like

    house of the rising sun,just one look,he aint heavy,red red wine im a beliver the last 3 are neil diamond songs,artists these days dont do there own stuff just rip off a classic or use bits of a classic,i also dont like people who go on the x factor and pop idol people saying thay have talent, if thay had talent thay wouldnt need 2 go on the show as thay would get contracts,people these days are getting famous because of these shows, reality programes are making people famous 4 no reason then you see them on nearly every program or in the papers all the time,

  • Comment number 84.

    hi all i have just thought of a new game 2 play here,its called differant song same,same name i give a few examples

    power of love-frankie goes to hollywood-jenifer rush

    i should have know better-beatles-jim diamond

    can anyone else find more it get you thinking

    gazza x

  • Comment number 85.

    Babe - Styx/Take That

    Happy birthday Deevs xxx

    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 86.

    Happy birthday, Deevs! Hope this morning is ok and you have a fun rest of the day planned.

    X

  • Comment number 87.

    HH, that is going to require some thinking. Will need much coffee before I get to that stage ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 88.

    Good morning everyone! Obviously no-one has noticed that there is cake! Ah well, I shall have it all eaten before anyone else turns up then ;-)

    X

  • Comment number 89.

    Goooooooooooooooood morning!

    Thank you for the birthday happiness and even more lovely cake from Ms Katy! A girl never have too many handbags or too much cake!

    Good game Mr Hornet - will keep me amused and thinking for the next 5 hours until I can leave work ....!!

    Deevs
    x x x

  • Comment number 90.

    Doh!

    Happy Birthday - Altered Images / Stevie Wonder

    Let's Dance - Chris Montez / David Bowie

    Deevs
    x

  • Comment number 91.

    another one from me
    On The Beach - Chris Rea/Cliff Richard

  • Comment number 92.

    Add your comment

    Morning All,

    Happy Birthday Deevs

    Good idea HH (or is that just H now)

    'Bad' U2/Michael Jackson

  • Comment number 93.

    Morning all.

    Happy Birthday Deevs.

    Off to put thinking cap on about Gazzas game. I'm sure there are two versions of Twilight.....

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 94.

    MTF - not just a song, but ....

    Twilight - ELO song
    Twilight - teen movies and books about some Vampire dude called Edward
    Twilight - yummy chocolates!

    x x x

  • Comment number 95.

    Triple Whammy :)

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 96.

    morning all from The Shire, a nice stat to the day weather wise...liking Gazza's theme...will toodle off to think of something

    psl

  • Comment number 97.

    Morning all

    Three games into our first ever League 1 adventure and unbeaten. Happy days. Well, happy early days anyway :-)

  • Comment number 98.

    Good morning Blogpoppeteers

    Gazza, good game but will need time to think about it.

    Happy birthday El Deevo. Hope you have a good day.

    Arrived home after work yesterday to find unexpected visitors in the house. A lovely surprise and a good evening was had by all. The first time we have all been together socially in 10 years! However, we had sensible "during the week" heads on - no really, we did!

    Can't believe we're at Wednesday already. 5 more sleeps until Simon is back!

    Have a good day everyone and hope to get back later.

    S xx

  • Comment number 99.

    Morning all

    Happy Birthday Deevs - hope you have a great day!

    Far too busy at work today - 'snot fair, no time for blogging!

    Back later (hopefully)

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 100.

    Hi Poppets
    :^)

    89 You're most welcome Mistress Deeva of ChezNicia.

    94 The film Twilight is on the telly tonight

    97 Which team is that, Ken?

    hmmm ... lost my hashtag. Or it's moved somewhere else on my keypad. Why does that happen?

    ♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

 

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