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In a (lime) pickle

Simon Mayo | 09:40 UK time, Friday, 16 December 2011

Wild and stormy around the estate. Leaf duties will need to be attended to. But won't be.
Morning to all. Fine Indian food consumed last night by the Drivetime collective, the highlight being a rowdy table of ne'er-do-wells getting a mouthful from the Mother Superior. They didn't realise who they were taking on; it wasn't a fair fight. By the time she had finished with them, the 'silly little boys' wished they had gone for a kebab. But the only thing that was skewered was their egos. You don't need security if Sall's around.
Fun and games with the Wombles rumbles on with the papers reporting, apparently, that many people saw Mike Batt remove his Womble head at the end of the routine. Here's what happened! After our furry friends had performed the 'Overground, underground, Wombling free' tune, I thanked the guys and Orinoco/Mike said "Are we off air?" I said yes as we had already started playing Amy Winehouse. That didn't mean the cameras had stopped rolling and that is where the unfortunate confusion arose. As the old saying has it, if in doubt, always keep your furry head on. Wise words.
So here we go with a frantic Friday. Movie chat at 2pm on 5 Live with Daniel Craig talking about 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' and the boss of the BBFC, David Cooke. Thence to a Christmasy Radio 2 for a swift ARF. Your inspirational opening song is more than welcome. Festive tunes now accepted (though far from compulsory).
Have a sure-footed and well-balanced Friday, see you after 2&5.



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