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Simon Mayo | 09:17 UK time, Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Greetings to bloggers old and new, near and far. A windy and sunny school run completed cheerily, despite a clearly organised campaign to stop me getting home, run by stupid drivers.com or some such. Someone, somewhere clearly decided that indicating left or right was somehow old-fashioned and irrelevant to modern motoring (move on Mayo, you've made your point). The other form of rage here is that based around the computer, something with which you'll be very familiar. My current unsolvable issue is trying to get my computer to read comments in a marked up document that has been sent to me, something it resolutely refuses to do. Frustratingly, this is the final edit of the novel and we are all primed for a March release but now everything has ground to a halt. I only mention this in case I appear slightly manic by the time 5pm comes around and you get concerned. Enough already.
Today Chris Rea is my guest after 6. Chris is always fascinating and passionate about his work and his latest is "Santo Spirito Blues", his first album of new material in 10 years; you may well have heard the track "Dancing My Blues Away" on Radio 2. As usual there's extra bits and pieces and Chris has shot 2 films to go with the project and all will be explained tonight.
And for oldies, I think we should do ROALD DAHL tunes. You'll have heard about the campaign to raise £500,000 to move/save the hut/shed he wrote in as it succumbs to the elements. This is where he created The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Matilda (add your favourite favourite here) so let's do ROALD DAHL please and let your imagination run wild (which sounds like hard work, so just send in the first thing you think of if you prefer).
Have an optimistic and cheery Tuesday, see you after 5


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  • Comment number 1.

    Witchy Woman - The Eagles
    We Are the Champions - Queen
    Fox on the Run - Manfred Mann
    Kiss Kiss - Holly Vallance
    Wichita Lineman - Glenn Campbell

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    *runs for cover*

  • Comment number 3.

    Good morning one and all, its the young man's birthday today - 10 years, where did that all go then - so highly appropriate tunes tthank you Simon, as my boy is a very big Roald Dahl fan.

    The only one I can think of is Peaches - Stranglers (as in James and the giant...)

    Have a very good day everyone. I, on the other hand, have lazer quest to llook forward to later on!!!


  • Comment number 4.

    Morning Simon and everyone

    Sunny and dry here today... still very windy though!

    Looking forward to the husky voice of Chris Rea later today!

    CHOCOLATE GIRL ~ Deacon Blue


    AFTER THE FOX ~ The Hollies and Peter Sellers

    FOX ON THE RUN ~ Manfred Mann


  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    I used to love reading Roald Dahl to my children. One of our favourites was 'Mr Magnolia has only one boot' - sadly I can't think of any songs for that particular ditty. So how about:

    CHOCOLATE GIRL by Deacon Blue (who were fab at PITP on Saturday)

    PEACH by Prince

    CRAZY LIKE A FOX by Motorhead

    CHARLIE by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers


    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 6.

    Good Morning again

    Suggest -


    EVERY DAY I WRITE THE BOOK - Elvis Costello

    STRANGE BREW - Cream

  • Comment number 7.

    Morning all

    Breezy and sunny here!

    Couple of suggestions:

    PEACHES - The Stranglers

    PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - Hot Chocolate
    (see what I did there?)!

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 8.

    Good morning.

    Well my favourite book was "Danny Champion of the World" so:


    Also, can remember acting out a "Revolting" Roal Dahl Cinderella for a school Christma play so:

    CINDERELLA ROCKERFELLA by Abi & Ester Ofarim

    (I was an ugly sister - in case you were wondering).

    Computer says no problems - don't even go there.

    As for school run lack of indicating - arghhhh! And I say that as someone who walks the kids to school.

    Never mind - sunny is shining in the only way county so it's not that bad.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 9.

    Good morning Simon, team and lovely blogpoppets,

    A fab start to the day here with blue sky, loads of sunshine and just a pleasant little breeze.. perhaps I will be more lucky with my washing today!

    I am a big Roald Dahl fan but having trouble putting brain in gear at the moment, so just a few tunes that spring to mind ...

    Every Day I Write The Book - Elvis Costello
    To Cut A Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet
    Story - Maroon 5
    Peaches - The Stranglers
    Fairy Tales - Anita Baker

    Hope everyone has a grand day
    J x

  • Comment number 10.

    Or, for the HOIB:

    WALTZING MATILDA by Rolf Harris

    I'll get my coat...


  • Comment number 11.

    MY BOOK - Beautiful South

  • Comment number 12.

    #2 PSL - not need to run for cover - I really like that song ... OK then, perhaps I'll have to join you!

  • Comment number 13.

    Good Morning All;

    Oh dear Simon, sounds like life is conspiring against you at the moment, I hope you overcome the computer gremlins soon. Idiots on the roads are many and liberally scattered, I'm afraid!

    I like Chris Rea, more my cup of tea than Mel C, I'll look forward to hearing him on the show :)

    Oldie suggestions...




  • Comment number 14.

    #2 PSL actually rather appropriate so no need to run too fast!

    #3 Happy Birthday Matthew!

    #4 & 5 - Great minds Deebee and Luciesmum. Was going to suggestion Neverending Story as well because for some reason I rather like it. I wonder if the reason it came to mind was because of that new James Blunt song? Can you hear whispers of Limahl in the start of each verse? I can.

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi Simon and Driveteam - hope you find a tecchie to sort your computer issues - it's all about 'formatting' and I would have thought it incumbent on the person who had done the mark-ups to ensure you can 'read' them. But what do I know?

    Hi fellow bloggers - good luck with the choon choosing today. I'll stay out of it until pun-time fun-time - Roald Dahl was only ever a bad anagram to me -
    - besides which, I would have thought there were enough royalties fromthe zillions of sales of his veryvery popular books to repair his shed - rather than asking those who have secured his legacy to shell out again. ...

    Will be back later . . need to do some art/design for a friend who is organising his first festival. I'll be doing this by hand - not computer - which is always good for the soul. lol.

  • Comment number 16.

    #2 #12 I have a secret liking for that song too - okay, maybe not so secret now...

    Work beckons - laters..


  • Comment number 17.

    THE MEDICINE SONG - Stephanie Mills

  • Comment number 18.

    Morning all

    Another day yesterday when I didn't get to the blog. Simon has my sympathy - marked-up documents have been the bane of my life in a previous job. My problem was not so much seeing the comments but getting them to go away once I was happy!


    Seconding menschs for
    Chocolate Girl - Deacon Blue
    Peaches - The Stranglers
    We Are the Champions - Queen (Danny, Champion of the World was also my fave)

    Fox on the Run - Sweet (not sure of this is the same as the mentioned Manfred Mann one, I guess so?)
    Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
    Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi (although of course Dahl's was "Marvellous")
    Birdhouse in Your Soul - They Might be (Big Friendly) Giants

    Trying to think of something for Verucca Salt! Will try to come back ......

  • Comment number 19.

    #15 KatyMac - that was my first thought on hearing this item on the news; surely the royalties over the years could have ensured that the shed/hut was in good repair. Doesn't Mrs Dahl still live in their house? Maybe she didn't notice the paint peeling, etc?!

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all

    I confess I've never read a Roald Dahl book. Seem to recall we might have had Charlie and the Chocolate Factory read to us, but my reading went from Silver Sword straight to Ian Fleming, John Creasey's Inspector West books and JT Edson westerns. It was a bit of a problem when I didn't want to take anything to read from the primary school book shelf :-)

  • Comment number 21.

    #15 & 19 so glad to see I'm not the only cyncial one ... exactly my thoughts too!

  • Comment number 22.

    Hello all, how about .....
    .The roof is leaking-Phil collins,
    .Which side are you on-Natalie Merchant,
    .The house that built me- miranda Lambert or
    .think twice-Celine Dion.

    Woke up to find that the cat had left me two presents this morning in the porch where she sleeps.... poo and wee!!!! Nice. My day can only get better!!

  • Comment number 23.

    LI'L RED RIDING HOOD - Sam Sham & The Pharoahs

  • Comment number 24.

    Phew will stick around as song choice gets thumbs up! Can't think of anything else though!

  • Comment number 25.

    Good morning Everyone and, of course, Simon the Slightly Stressed Out Drivetime Dude, The Team and The NYM,

    Apologoes for absinthe yesterday. Boss on holiday and the dog ate my note.

    The first thing I thought of was:-

    PAPERBACK WRITER, THE BEATLES (which I thought was Paperback Rider when I was much younger)

    Off to read yesterday's blog to find out how the 18th celebrations went at the weekend. Nosy? Moi? Of course I am.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 26.

    Cynics United :-)

    Half a million - that's some shed! Are they talking about buying a plot of land in Westminter to put it on?

  • Comment number 27.


    ...I could nip round and fix it...half a million does seem rather a lot of ££££ to mend a shed?? perhaps I should put a quote in *sucks breath in through teeth, head on side...that'll cost*

  • Comment number 28.

    A few more ..

    Danny Boy - Whichever version's your fave
    Daniel - Elton John
    Heavyweight Champion of the World - Reverend and The Makers
    The Bucket - Kings of Leon

  • Comment number 29.

    Ha!!! From yesterday - Bear in the Big Blue House - a favourite of the older boy in our house. Wasn't he just such a lovely Bear. My favourite character was the little mouse, Tutter I think.

    Anyhoo, off to catch up on today's posts and hopefully think of another tune.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 30.

    Old friends, bookends - Simon and Garfunkel.

    Morning fellow blogpeeps.


  • Comment number 31.

    good morning all on a dry but overcast morning here

    Todays suggestions :-






    Enjoy the day

  • Comment number 32.

    Did we all survive the wind/rain/hail (other types of weather also available)? Then a very good morning to you all.

    For starters I just want to say how impressed I am with David Walliams...........he has made all look very small compared to his massive achievement........huge congrats deserved........£1M for Comic Relief.............wow!

    Mensh chasers today:


    3 word Tuesday - Quiet after storm!

    Take it easy everyone.

    Dougal x

    P.S Blog quiet yesterday and the show reflected that I thought. Almost blogless.

  • Comment number 33.

    SHED a little light - James Taylor.


  • Comment number 34.

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  • Comment number 35.

    A few more oldie suggestions...





  • Comment number 36.

    Morning all, DT team, bloggers, Zen-like in the face of adversity Lord Ammo...(ps upgrade to Windows office 2007, you know you're worth it!)

    Anything by SHED SEVEN ha!
    PEACHES by the STRANGLERS (James and the giant one)

    Back later, if the blog allows,,

  • Comment number 37.

    The shed - Rainbow.


  • Comment number 38.

    Hi Simon and Bloggies.

    .....and Breathe Simon!!!! .....sorry to hear your woes...you sound like me on my journey in...under my breathe of course not talking to myself!!! ...the one Auto gripe of mine is the lack of peoples intelligence when they arrive at roundabouts....my instructor taught me back in the day that you look to your right at the island and if traffic is driving across those peeps then it is safe to go....but noooo i see countless numpties sat there looking and staring and holding up the traffic...also lack of indicator using is a gripe of mine.,..honestly I feel like mystic meg sometimes!!!!

    Anyway, Roald Dahl....my fave was Danny the champion of the world....it made me cry!!! and when me and my best mate at the time were 9 the student teacher read to us James and the giant peach and we were at the back head on our arms in harmonies quiet as mice humming the six million dollar man tune because the student teacher was quite a well blessed lady with a big plum necklace and we was imagining her running bionicly hence the hum of "BOING BOING BOING BOING"!! Anyway this was the reason I could not reiterate much about said book other than the fact it was about A PEACH!!!!

    1. DANIEL - Elton John ( Danny Champion of the world)
    2. Birdhouse in your soul - THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS - ( The BFG and James and his giant peach)
    3. CANDY MAN - Sammy Davis Junior ( Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
    4. PEACHES - Stranglers ( James and his peach)
    5. Only you can - Foxx (Fantastic Mr Fox)
    6. CHOCOLATE GIRL - Deacon Blue ( Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
    7. LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR - Aerosmith - ( Charlie and the great glass elevator)
    8. ONE AND ONE IS ONE - Medicine Head ( George and his marvellous medicine)
    9. BAD MEDICINE - Bon Jovi - ( as in 8 above)
    10. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU - Nina Simone ( The Witches)

    Still racking my brain for a Twits toon!!! "scratch scratch"

    Have a lovely stress free day.

    Catch ya later.

    Mandy ;)

    by the way thanks for the Seekers mensh yesterday...proper cool!!!

  • Comment number 39.

    Never too early for a mosh...


  • Comment number 40.


  • Comment number 41.

    #36 Suzie - Sorry!

  • Comment number 42.

    #15, #19, #21
    Me too! It's like offspring of Howard Hughes asking for help to maintain his gazebo!! I mean, our garden office (ok, shed) is in need of creosoting, anyone feel the need to chip in?!
    AND Mr e did pen his childrens book (now available on e-thingy) in that there shed.
    It's called 'A King's Ransome' in case you're interested!

    What happended to me is that I logged on to see 1 comment, only one - and while I was writing, the phone rang - and I had to send out an email, organise some tables, yadda yadda yadda meantime I then finished and posted only to find of course that my fellow blogpoppets had also seen the connection with Peaches, etc. WORK is a four letter word today, I mean it just gets in the way!
    Laters, have a nice Tuesday, if that's possible - mine won't be bad, we have CAKE!!

  • Comment number 43.

    #3 Happy Birthday to Matthew and enjoy the Lazer Quest!!!! I don't know what it is but it sounds like great birthday fun :-)

  • Comment number 44.

    Morning All,

    'Chocolate Girl' Deacon Blue

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 45.

    Happy Birthdays to Andy & Matthew !

    WILD THING - Troggs

    MAGIC BUS - The Who

  • Comment number 46.

    #41 hey, while I was writing/working plenty of others suggested PEACHES, so share and share alike, I say...if PEACHES does not get played I'll eat my hat!
    T'would be lovely to hear YES on R2, much overlooked band.
    Now, coffee, cake, erm, yes, work...

  • Comment number 47.

    I think I can rustle up a few more oldie suggestions...




  • Comment number 48.

    A couple of additional thoughts



  • Comment number 49.

    If anyone has a spare moment...

    Google Roald Dahl and click on his official website. Its pretty cool.


  • Comment number 50.



  • Comment number 51.

    Good morning everyone.

    I've hardly woke up and we're over 50 posts already.

    Not read back yet but first thoughts:


    I know, great music but never gone get played :-)

  • Comment number 52.

    'Every Picture Tells A Story' Rod Stewart

  • Comment number 53.

    hiya poppets
    Firstly, happy birthday Andy xx
    Secondly, my choon of choice would be Classic - Adrian Gurvitz, cos all the books are!

    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 54.

    Sometimes a fantasy - Billy Joel


  • Comment number 55.

    #51 I don't think I've heard Mahogany Rush or Frank Marino on the wireless since Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show finished on Radio 1.

  • Comment number 56.

    #15 ha ha! Bad anagram, yes - and v tricky for little people still learning to read!
    Mr e has written his children's book under a pseudonym as we have he has unusual first & second name, plus means when he gets famous, we can still go down the pub!
    *dreams of riches*
    #32 yes, David Walliams had my undivided attention for the last 9 days - today seems a little bleak without being able to see him moving on a map of the thames...WELL DONE to him and I hope he enjoys his first day off (wonder if he'll balk at baths for a while)

  • Comment number 57.

    Well, as the great man was a master of the well-crafted tale combining heroes and villains, intrigue, humour and fantastical contraptions, might I suggest...

    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Nancy Sinatra

    ...as Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay for the movie. Strange but true!

    Happy Tuesday - Daisy's Dad Andy

  • Comment number 58.

    #27 - Lol PSL, i can just picture you in your ovvies with a pencil stuck behind your lug ;)

    I was wondering what kind of shed would require that amount of money to be spent on it. CLP mentioned something about a visitor centre and cafe. Really? In RD's back garden? Must be a hyowj back garden.

    Anyhoo, I'd like to second, third or perhaps even fourth PEACHES, THE STRANGLERS.

    Grindstone is backing up, better get cracking.

    ~ xx

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  • Comment number 60.

    I was a big fan of Roald Dahl's books when I was younger, I think I must have read them all, at one time or another. I loved reading when I was a kid, and my mum would buy me a new book every Saturday as a treat. My favourite book of his was probably Fantastic Mr Fox, but I loved them all really.

    A couple more Oldie suggestions...




  • Comment number 61.

    Hi to Simon and the team, and bloggers one and all! Loved yesterday's confession - had me laughing out loud on the long drive home from work! Looking forward to hearing Chris Rea today - a hero of mine. As for oldies, how about:

    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - NANCY SINATRA (Roald wrote the screenplay)
    FLYING SORCERY - AL STEWART (he saw active service in the RAF during WW2)
    SKYWRITER - JACKSON FIVE (sort of combining the two areas of his life)

    Loving this blog and the programme in general!


    Paul :o)

  • Comment number 62.

    Joe Jackson - Fairy Dust.

    Joe Jackson - Stranger than fiction.


  • Comment number 63.

    Blimmin' 'eck, I started typing my comment just after #29, went off and did a couple of jobs (a bit like SuziE) and on posting saw there were more than 50 posts - busy poppets today.

    Erm *hangs head in shame* I was one those Dolly Daydream Drivers today - humblest apologoes to the person in the silver Golf behind me. It really isn't safe to drive when you have a lot on your mind, but we all do it, don't we?

    Computer probs? I could give you the number of our 'helpless' desk...

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 64.

    BP - I'm sure KJ would be very happy to have Wondrous Stories played. A fab group and a grand tune imho. Not heard v often on th' radio.

    Matthew - happy birthday to the 10 year old. Laser Quest will be fun and the bonus is you can leave the carnage behind for someone else to clear up.

    Hi Daisy'sDad - your post will appear in a while once it has been pre-modded. Apparently, everyone is subject to this for their first five or so posts, after that your posts will appear immediately. (also, if you're naughty you'll be subject to pre-modding for a while 'til you prove you can behave ;) )

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 65.

    Morning all, still gusty in Pudsey although no damage to report or any bad driving on my way to work!

    May I suggest "Twilight" by U2 as a starter for 10?

    Not a big fan of Roald Dahl although my youngest is so will have to check out his book shelf.


  • Comment number 66.

    MTF - I'm loving the Joe Jackson selection. I was going to suggest a Joe Jackson tune for CLP's 80s hour this morning.


  • Comment number 67.

    Yup, I will add my vote to Wondrous Stories. Now it's winter my Yes fleece is getting an airing :-)

  • Comment number 68.

    Look at the state of this grindstone. Really must go.


    ~ xx

  • Comment number 69.

    #67 - Ken? Winter? Really? Are you sure? It's a bit blowy here in the East Midlands but not cold at all. Isn't September late summer?

    And I'm gone.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 70.

    Hi Toots, bye Toots.

    Huge congrats to Paul, hope you managed to wedge that crown on? Third time.... Where am I going wrong? That doesn't require an answer btw ;)


  • Comment number 71.

    A very happy birthday to Matthew and Andy_Toverson!

    I think I could save Simon's problem on an PC, but MACs are a complete mystery to me.

    #32 Well said re David Walliams, Dougal - what an amazing achievement!

    I had an email recently from a pal asking me to sponsor her as she was going to be swimming the distance of the Channel - 22 miles. I misread it that she was swimming the Channel and got all excited on her behalf - what she was actually doing though was swimming 22 miles in a pool! D'oh!

    #38 Mandy, roundabouts are a gripe of mine too. There's a particular one in Cambridge where everybody stops and hesistates, and then they all try to move at once. I'm surprised there aren't more accidents there. And as for cyclists on roundabouts - don't get me started...

    Once again I have got it all wrong - see my post #5. 'Mr Magnolia' was actually written by Quentin Blake, not Roald Dahl. Stupid of me.


  • Comment number 72.

    Morning all

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, here and elsewhere.

    Rather than the Rolf Harris suggested elsewhere! Could I suggest




    as didn't RD have something to do with Tales of the Unexpected?



  • Comment number 73.

    Has to be a weird tune doesn't it?

    So how about "Bird House in Your Soul" - They Might be Giants.

    Weird enough for everyone?


  • Comment number 74.

    #71 Save? Solve - grrr, maybe I should just go back to bed and start again...


  • Comment number 75.

    ♥•*•.¸HAPPY♥¸¸.♫♪•*¨*•10TH BIRTHDAY•*¨*•.¸¸ ♪♫♥ TO •*¨*•.¸¸MATTHEW!♪♫♥


  • Comment number 76.

    hey Suzie#42 can I have some cake please.....?

    Yes defo well doen to David Walliams and why does Roald Dahl need half a million, surely even his grandaughter could dip in her purse.....bloody heck!

    Nuff said, was away yesterday meeting old pals - was lovely....

    Roald Dahl tunes?


    Brilliant Mind by Furniture for Matilda?

    anyhoo, back to work

    Love Sparkyhunter

    PS Happy birthday to all birthday folks out there x

  • Comment number 77.

    Update on last week's grump about plumbers/showers.

    The plumber who promised to come out yesterday to fit the new shower didn't, nor did he call to re-arrange. A new plumber has been found, he can come out next Tuesday - this is getting a little tedious now! : (

    PS Happy Birthdays to Andy and Matthew!

  • Comment number 78.

    Cinderella Man - Rush

  • Comment number 79.

    Roald Dahl tunes...

    Don't Shed a tear for me - Paul Carrack
    Man in a Shed - Nick Drake


  • Comment number 80.

    Deebs, a friend's daughter swam the distance of the Channel. I too was most impressed 'til I discovered she was doing it at the local swimming baths. Well done, etc but where's the challenge in that? No floaters to avoid, no ferries to look out for...

    #76 - Sparky - glad you had a nice time yesterday with your pals.

    #77 - Tortie - fingets crossed you get the shower fixed soonly m' Lovely. (There's a funny smell wafting down from north of The Shire - I won't tell you what I thought it was;) )

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 81.

    Btw, I was just pooping by for a pre-lunchtime catch up. Gee whizz it's boring here (by here I mean in this 'ere office where I'm sat sitting) today. Stuff to do but nothing to set the world on fire :s

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 82.

    I loved the etymologist on CLP's show this morning. His laid back attitude to people's use of words was refreshing. A lesson for all pendants, methinks.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 83.

    Anyone fancy a cuppa or is it too near to lunchtime? I thought SuziE might like to share some of that lovely cake she has?

    ~ xx

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  • Comment number 85.

    Such fun...

  • Comment number 86.

    #83 ah, yes we've plenty - fruit cake, brownies, flapjacks, sultana and coconut - take your pick - Oi! no need to push at the back!
    PSL might need her naughty step when you lot get dizzy with your sugar rush!
    Me, I just need to sleep...

  • Comment number 87.

    #86 - caffeine for SuziE... No sleeping allowed. Mmm now, what shall I have? It's a toss up between the fruit cake and sultana and coconut. I had lime and coconut cake the other week in the local teashop - it was scrum diddly umptious.

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 88.

    Toots, I would join you for a cuppa but I need to get the hound walked as there is a man painting next door's guttering right in her eyeline from her bed by the french doors and she thinks he is a burglar or something.. the barking is reaching remarkable decibels!
    Would appreciate a teensy bit of cake being saved though ;-)

  • Comment number 89.

    #88 - oh dear Jilly, that's not so good. We'll certainly save you a piece - what's your fancy?
    ~ xx

  • Comment number 90.

    got loads I should be doing but really can't be bothered....just a cuppa for me :-)

  • Comment number 91.

    Hello again - buntings and ballooms up.

    Ooo did somebody mention cake and brownies, go on just a little piece then. I have turkish delight (the proper stuff) if anyone would like some.

    Sorry, but can I second Deebees (I think) earlier suggestion, havent heard Waltzing Matilda by Rolf Harris for eons. Go on Simon, I dare you.

    Thanks for Mattys birthday wishes, very kind. xx

  • Comment number 92.

    shall we a have a talcum powder moment and Northern Soul tune? It almost fits the theme!



  • Comment number 93.

    hi all

    paperback writer-beatles


    waltzing matilda-rolf harris


  • Comment number 94.

    love in an elevator-areosmith

    fox on the run-sweet

    today beeing tuesday its jamie cullum and roald dahl would have been his grandfather in law as hes married to his granddaughter sophie

  • Comment number 95.

    #90 - PSL - know that feeling well. Cuppa coming right up. Would you like a speciality brew? Will Lily of the Valley talc do? I'm sure I have some in the back of the wardrobe.

    #91 - Matthew's Mum - you deserve a rest after all the festooning you've been engaged in. what's your poison?

    ~ xx

  • Comment number 96.

    Matilda Mother by Pink Floyd
    (Enormous) Crocodile Rock by Elton John
    Editions Of You by Roxy Music
    The Unexpected by Sarah Brightman
    My Back Pages by The Byrds
    Llandaff Hope & Glory
    I Could Write A Book by Frank Sinatra (or Ella Fitzgerald)
    The Writer by Ellie Goulding

  • Comment number 97.

    lol Toots a nice berry brew would be just lovely....

    J*hns*ns baby talc is talc is the one you see at do's for some reason?

  • Comment number 98.

    Only pigeons would be dumb enough to start building 'yet another' nest in my mulberry tree, just as its beginning to shed its leaves!


  • Comment number 99.

    Dont all post at once now....


  • Comment number 100.



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