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Simon Mayo | 09:18 UK time, Tuesday, 28 February 2012

What Ho! Greetings from the (still neglected and mangy fox-ridden) estate which I will see precious little of this week. Hope all good with bloggers out there. I'm spending a day talking to assorted local radio folk about the book. I used to be at BBC Radio Nottingham and know what an important job local radio does. Thing is I only get 10 minutes with each, which means I barely get to swap humorous show biz anecdotes with each host before time is called. I trust they will be gentle. Then it's the Richard Bacon show on 5 Live and the return of the book panel that was my creation; books, author, and 2 reviewers. This time I get the grilling and I can feel my stomach tightening already. Who had this stupid idea in the first place? Oh right...
And eventually to R2 where Drivetime offers its usual stuff plus Guardian journalist Jonathan Freedland pretending to be Sam Bourne, his pseudonym when being a best selling author. Always enjoy reading and speaking to Jonathan, one of our outstanding reporters and, increasingly, one of our outstanding thriller writers. His latest is "Pantheon", a story rooted 'in one of the best kept secrets of the Anglo-American wartime elite' which actually makes it sounds less exciting than it is. Sam/Jonathan from 6 tonight.
And oldies please on the subject of EXERCISE. Tonight's Horizon on BBC2 claims you only have to do three 20 second bursts of intense exercise three times a week to feel the benefits. Wow. 3 mins a week? Don't believe it for a minute but let's run with EXERCISE for some tunes tonight.
Now I won't be on the show tomorrow (little book launch to attend) but will be back on Thursday.
Have a tip-top and not ho-hum Tuesday. See you after 5.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    OK, before anyone else suggests it:

    PHYSICAL - Olivia Newton John
    and
    I wanna make you sweat - C&C Music Factory

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi again everyone

    RUNNING UP THAT HILL ~ Kate Bush

    PHYSICAL ~ Olivia Newton-John

    JUMP ~ The Pointer Sisters

    BEND IT ~ Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

    BABY JUMP ~ Mungo Jerry

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning Simon and the crew

    A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
    Band on the Run - WIngs
    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    Feeling Good - Muse
    Jump - Van Halen
    Run to you - Bryan Adams
    Run this Town- JayZ
    Running up that hill - Kate Bush
    Running with the Night - Lionel Ritchie
    Something Got me Started - Simply Red
    Step On - Happy Mondays

  • Comment number 4.

    Morning all. A bit grey here, but mild and dry. Very un-February but not complaining.

    Right, a few exercise oldies...

    SPENCER DAVIS GROUP - Keep On Running

    OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN - Physical

    SPANDAU BALLET - Musclebound

    THE BEATLES - Carry That Weight

    THE BAND - The Weight

    DONNA SUMMER & BARBRA STREISAND - Enough is Enough

    DIRE STRAITS - Walk of Life

    DEEP PURPLE - Burn

    And maybe the them from GYM'LL FIX IT! :o)

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning again

    Exercise Oldies?

    THE BICYCLE SONG – Queen

    PHYSICAL – ONJ

    BEND IT – Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich

    PUMP IT UP – Elvis Costello

    PUMP UP THE VOLUME - Marrs

    KEEP ON RUNNING – Spencer Davis

    WORK THAT BODY – Diana Ross

    BREATHLESS – Corrs

    BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP - Foundations

    HEARTBEAT – Buddy Holly

    TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF – Three Degrees

  • Comment number 6.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    How about:

    LITTLE BY LITTLE by Dusty Springfield

    PUMP IT UP by Elvis Costello

    KEEP ON RUNNING by the Spencer Davis Group

    PHYSICAL by Olivia Newton John

    EVERYBODY HURTS by REM

    ~X~

  • Comment number 7.

    Rostronposkett, SNAP! I rather think Physical is a favourite of Simon... or is it that he likes the lady who sings it?

    If Matt is lurking, the green box is still in evidence this morning!

  • Comment number 8.

    Green Boxed Already!!

    Morning stomach-tightening Simon, tip-top team and perky blogsters,

    Some choons for today ...

    BORN TO RUN - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    RUNNING UP THAT HILL - KATE BUSH

    JUMP AROUND - HOUSE OF PAIN

    IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE - TAKE THAT (wah!)

    More in a bit...

  • Comment number 9.

    in #4 I meant THEME from GYM'LL FIX IT, obviously. I blame the keyboard.

    #1 Re: C&C Music Factory - Oddly enough I was thinking of that very song yesterday, thinking how good it would be to hear it again, and wondering when there'd be an appropriate theme.

    Others that occur to me...

    SALT'N'PEPA - Push It

    QUEEN - Bicycle Race

  • Comment number 10.

    IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE - ╪ (Wah!)

    PROMISE YOU A MIRACLE - Simple Minds

    NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED - Dusty

  • Comment number 11.

    Has to be JUMP by Van Halen!

  • Comment number 12.

    Your own suggestion, Simon

    DON'T BELIEVE A WORD - Thin Lizzie

    I DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES - Colin Blunstone

  • Comment number 13.

    A few more......

    RUN ~ Snow Patrol

    BORN TO RUN ~ Bruce Springsteen

    RUNNING MAN ~ Al Stewart

    WHY WALK WHEN YOU CAN RUN ~ Paul Weller

    THE BOXER ~ Simon and Garfunkel

  • Comment number 14.

    GRR! GREEN BOX!



    SHAPE OF MY HEART - Sting

    TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - Tom Petty & Heartbreakers

  • Comment number 15.

    Howzabout ...

    BE QUICK OR BE DEAD - IRON MAIDEN

    ... thought not, ok then, let's try ..

    BREATHLESS - THE CORRS

  • Comment number 16.

    3 x 20 secs? - That's too much!

    TOO MUCH - Elvis

  • Comment number 17.

    Good morning again Simon, team, NYM, Matt of the BAIU and fat-busting bloggers, and good morning to you, green box.

    Well, we all know that ONJ will get things started today, so time to put my lycra thinking-cap on ....

    (MY HEART GOES) BOOM BANG A BANG - Lulu

    LISTEN TO YOUR HEART - Roxette

    STOP, LOOK, LISTEN TO YOUR HEART - The Sylistics

    TRY (JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER) - Janis Joplin

  • Comment number 18.

    Florence, you win the Snap hand. I was too late for Silence is Golden yesterday so thought I'd get in early doors with the banker selection that is ONJ! And you're right it is a SM favourite or possibly 'construction team' favourite!

  • Comment number 19.

    As it is that time of day I think it must be

    Run for Home - Lindisfarne

    Not so much traffic for Sally if we did, perhaps she may get to understand the confession!!

    Nigel

  • Comment number 20.

    BAD COMPANY - Can't Get Enough

    PAUL McCARTNEY - Press

    THE STREETS - Fit But You Know It

    BERLIN - Take My Breath Away

    ELVIS COSTELLO - I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down

  • Comment number 21.

    WALK LIKE A MAN ~ The Four Seasons

    WALK ON BY ~ Dionne Warwick

    RUNNING ON EMPTY ~ Jackson Browne

    WALK DON'T RUN ~ The Ventures

    WALKING THE DOG ~ Rufus Thomas (is how I exercise, despite having a treadmill, bike, rower and stepper)!!

  • Comment number 22.

    SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LA) - Inner Circle

  • Comment number 23.

    #9 - my kids love Bob Sinclar's Rock this Party which is a ridiculously over the top but hugely fun variant on C&C music factory's '...sweat'.

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning All,

    'A Little Less Conversation, (A Little More Action)' Elvis

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 25.

    When you're lagging behind someone you're exercising with:
    SAM & DAVE - Hold On, I'm Coming

  • Comment number 26.

    Ok, so I'm a little skeptical..

    IT'S NOT THAT EASY - LEMAR

    I DON'T BELIEVE YOU - BOB DYLAN

  • Comment number 27.

    FATTIE BUM BUM - Carl Malcolm

    FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS - Queen

    SOME GIRLS ARE BIGGER THAN OTHERS - The Smiths
    (The ones that don't exercise, of course)

    Funny how all the fattist tunes are about women!

    *makes a swift exit*

  • Comment number 28.

    Good morning all

    RUNNING ON EMPTY - JACKSON BROWN

    TIGHTEN UP - ARCHIE BELL AND THE DELLS

    RUN-A-ROUND SUE - DION

    HIT THE ROAD JACK - RAY CHARLES

  • Comment number 29.

    Good morning,

    Hope everyone is well today.

    Howsabout:

    EXERCISE ONE by Joy Division
    CAN YOU FEEL IT by The Jackson Five (makes me think of Jane Fonda leaping about in leg warmers)
    I'M STILL STANDING by Elton John

    Sorry - must dash - broken tooth so emergnecy dental appointment looming.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 30.

    SOLID GOLD EASY ACTIOM....T REX

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 31.

    For those who can't quite get round to it...

    TOMORROW PEOPLE - Ziggy Marley

  • Comment number 32.

    Morning all

    Please no OLJ..... I know Simon loves her but ......

    Some great suggestions already. Please can I 2nd:
    Little by Little - Dusty Springfield (or Oasis song of the same name)
    Jump - Van Halen

    I'll add:
    Run to You - Bryan Adams
    Run - Snow Patrol / Leona Lewis
    Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

    Back shortly ....

  • Comment number 33.

    WE CAN WORK IT OUT - BEATLES

  • Comment number 34.

    Morning all!
    DT team, bloggers, DT dude and all of the Radio Wiltshire listeners who have inadvertently strayed off the normal channels (SM is on there this morning - I did try to listen, HONEST but dozed right off...sorry)

    I Teeted Olivia Newtron Bomb, but am not expecting a mensh, more a 'collective mensh' as we are too numerous to mention...also lost the plot a bit and suggested
    The Floyd's US & THEM for the line 'short, sharp, shock' plus the unlikely 'FITTER, HAPPIER' by Radiohead and threw in a Kate Bush 'FEEL IT' for good measure..


    Anyone know who's sitting in the hot-seat tomorrow?

    Wonder if there is a dress code at book-launches (esp for the author) so will the DT Dude need to get out the 'smart casual look' again (a crease ironed down the front of jeans does NOT count Mr Mayo!)

    Laters, apres caffeine

  • Comment number 35.

    Morning one and all...........still sounding like an old hag who smokes 40 players a day!.....................................................................................................

    MARATHON - RUSH

    JUMP - VAN HALEN

    KEEP ON RUNNING - SPENCER DAVIS GROUP

    KEEP FIT - GEORGE FORMBY

    RUN TO YOU - BRYAN ADAMS

    WORK IT OUT - BEYONCE

    MACHINE HEAD (BREATH IN....BREATH OUT) - BUSH

    RUN TO THE HILLS -IRON MAIDEN

    LONG TRAIN RUNNING - DOOBIE BROTHERS

    Bye for now.............................................think I preferred the sneezing!

    Dougal x.................................................................................................

  • Comment number 36.

    Suzieeeee I hope it's Richard Allinson in for Simon tomorrow, for a change!

    If Simon has a smart dress requirement for book launches, he could wear his Blockbusters' suits and smart shirts! I wonder if his book will be reviewed on Drivetime, or is self-promotion not allowed? ;o)

  • Comment number 37.

    3 minutes a week?......................................................................................

    I CAN'T GO FOR THAT - HALL & OATES

    Dougal x..................................................................................................

  • Comment number 38.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Congrats to all menshes last night and thank you Simon for mine.

    Good luck on the launch Simon, we are all "itching" to read it!!

    I was bought "Physical" at 14 by a friend at school, at the time I thought it was because she didn't like me, but as i got older it has really grown on me!

    Late to the table as mega traffic problems driving only 9 miles to work Grrrrrrrr!

    And I met the dreaded "Green Box" when i tried to blog earlier!

    So lets get fit:

    1. RUN TO YOU - Bryan Adams
    2. PHYSICAL - Olivia Newton John
    3. PUMP IT UP - Elvis Costello
    4. PUMP UP THE VOLUME - m.a.r.r.s
    5. PUSH IT - Salt N Pepa
    6. CAN YOU FEEL IT? The Jacksons
    7. RUN FOR HOME - Lindisfarne
    8. PUSHBIKE SONG - The Mixtures
    9. SWEAT - David Guetta and Snoop Dog
    10. DISCO INFERNO - The Trammps ( Burn Baby Burn)

    Ta ta for now folks.

    Have a nice day.

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 39.

    On the other side of the coin..........for the eternal exercise optimist...........................................

    I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES - HOT CHOCOLATE

    Dougal x..............................................................................................................................

  • Comment number 40.

    Good morning everyone.

    For the theme how about:

    THREE NIGHTS A WEEK by FATS DOMINO

    at only 1min 44 seconds, the perfect song for the theme and that difficult little slot just before the news at 6 :0)

  • Comment number 41.

    Morning all !!!
    Hubbs has taken a reletive for an appointment which means one thing...
    I get to go on the computer !
    Seems weird being sat here during daylight, I usually have to cram the checking of emails and the like in between 8.15pm and 8.30pm when cherubs bedtime reading takes place. I 'could' stay on a little longer after that but its difficult when he's sat on the couch patting the seat beside him saying 'come on hunny, lets watch something together' (usually one of the counless CSI's we have on the hard drive)
    Anywho,
    How are you all?
    I gave up chocolate for lent last week, and am currently trying to run after the 'wagon' so that I can try jump back on it, having fell off it in an alarming manner last evening. (truly it was spectacular)
    Time to read back now and think up a song before hubbs returns.
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 42.

    BURN BABY BURN - HUDSON FORD

    HEARTBEAT - BUDDY HOLLY

    MOVE IT - CLIFF RICHARD & DRIFTERS

  • Comment number 43.

    Coffee time!

    I checked the Radio Cambridgeshire schedule for today, but no evidence that our esteemed leader will be appearing...

    #34 #36 I did wonder whether Simon gets to keep his Blockbusters outfits - and if so, what other occasions he would have to wear them.

    Liza Tarbuck is sitting in tomorrow - she mentioned it when she was doing ARF a couple of weeks ago to one of her callers, who'd said they loved hearing her on the radio. I wondered at the time if it would be something to do with Simon being off to promote his book. Richard Allinson tweeted a couple of days ago that he had flu (poor lamb!) so he probably wouldn't have been able to do it anyway.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 44.

    'Jumping Jive' Joe Jackson

    'Stepping Out' Joe Jackson

  • Comment number 45.

    Morning all

    If 3 x 20 seconds of vigorous activity a week is all it takes then ....... Ok maybe we won't go there :-).

    Long Distance Runaround - Yes

    Off to a gig tonight, Kathleen Edwards at the O2 Academy in Islington. A double first, first time seeing Kathleen (big fan since her first album) and first time going to that venue.

  • Comment number 46.

    Meant to add - hope your dentist appointment goes okay Julia.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 47.

    Just saw a green box.

  • Comment number 48.

    #45 Ken, we were supposed to be going to the O2 in Islington on Saturday to see the Bohemians. I don't think we'll be able to make it though as we'll (hopefully) be going to Dorset to look after Mum post-op, but our Son is still planning to go. Must admit I didn't even know Islington had an O2 until he told us about the concert...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 49.

    Good morning Simon, Team, NYM, Matt from BAIU and fellow blogpoppets!

    Apologies for my absence. Been busy busy with country living.

    The paddock birds are still unidentified and I am unable to find my bird book cos Ziggy has moved all the boxes in the garage. On the nature theme, we do have 2 fat rabbits in the paddock, keeping the pheasant and unidentified birds company. We also seem to have moles burrowing under the Captain Jack Memorial Patio which is most annoying. And then we found a dead rat in the water butt. (Ziggy has removed it).

    Over the gloriously sunny weekend, we finished the paths in the veg garden (35 bags of shingle), cleared the area where the greenhouse is going and moved the potato bins. Yesterday was garden centre for seeds, fertiliser etc. Home grown veg is on the menu! A bit more than the allotted 3 minutes of exercise - will try to sit still for the rest of the week!

    Still no green box here!

  • Comment number 50.

    I don't whether to apologise in advance for this or not but there's always:

    BABY GOT BACK (aka I LIKE BIG BUTTS) - Sir Mix a Lot

  • Comment number 51.

    Apparently Islington has two O2s, Deebee! The Academy (800 capacity) and the Academy 2 (200 capacity). They both seem to have the same postcode, I think they're both in or attached to the N1 shopping centre between Upper Street and Liverpool Road.

  • Comment number 52.

    #49 Hi Alex! *waves* What a lovely scene you paint of your country idyll!

    #51 Confusing... I'd better warn Son in case he goes to the wrong venue!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 53.

    3 mins coffee break. Does that count for the week?!

    CARDIAC ARREST - Madness

    Shouldn't really joke about these things, but I can't imagine there'll be another theme where that can be suggested.

  • Comment number 54.

    #52 Will if he does go to the wrong Academy at least it's quickly and easily resolved :-) Not like going to the wrong Gillingham!

  • Comment number 55.

    #36 That would have been lovely, RA's melifluous tones

    RE 'Blockbusters togs re-used for the book launch' - Ah, now we know why he had to buy nice shoes for BB although BB involves sitting behind a desk....

    DT book club is for grown-ups books, I think - and SM's book is aimed at 11-13yr olds, having said that, look at the Harry Potter success and not all the readers were kids!

    #41 CHOCOLATE that is a tricky one to give up - Mr e came back from a work trip to Belgium with a box full of gawjus dark ones, and I made the mistake last night of eating the very largest one before bed as I had got in so late from work as a treat (I could feel it resolutely refusing to be digested!....) Mr e thinks we should throw out the 'menu' so not knowing what we are choosing but that in my opinion is ANARCHY and the way that civilisations crumble, but it's just IMHO.

    #43 Ah, ok so a day off blogging tomorrow, if Liza is in the seat...we should think of a game to get us thru till Thurs am - any ideas?

  • Comment number 56.

    #53 a very interesting lecture I saw here by a Prof who specialises in Human Circadian Rhythms (that's the body clock to you and me) told us that if you are going to have one (a heart attack) it is most likely to happen between when you get up in the morning and midday...this Prof was quite a portly chap and looked fairly unfit - and admitted to breathing a sigh of relief when he made it to midday every day....this only applies to day-workers of course, perhaps for night-workers, the same is true of midnight!

  • Comment number 57.

    Morning all

    First thoughts:

    'Boxerbeat' - JoBoxers
    'Maniac' - Michael Sembello (from Flashdance)
    'You Spin Me Around' - Dead or Alive
    'Three Minute Hero' - The Selector

    N xx

  • Comment number 58.

    #52 Hi Deebee! It IS an idyll - apart from the dead rat, of course! Will be thinking of youand your Mum tomorrow. I should be able to pop in here in the morning but will be heading up to London at lunchtime for the interview. Have done my prep so ready as I can be.

    #55 A game for tomorrow? As Lord Ammo is away promoting his book, perhaps we should set our own theme. How about ITCH?

  • Comment number 59.

    #55 Suzieeeee, a game for tomorrow? Or today?

    "3 mins a week? Don't believe it for a minute".

    I'm assuming, although I haven't seen the programme, that some scientist has done her/his research and s/he has reached an evidence based conclusion to support the notion that 3 x 20 second bursts of exercise, 3 times a week is all we need. If not, why is it on Horizon? And yet, because Simon is a regular at the gym, he can't bring himself to believe that he's been wasting his money all these years and the conclusions can't be correct.

    So, let's take our lead from Simon's blog today. Perhaps we could all list the things we resolutely dis/believe despite evidence to the contrary?

    P.S. #49 Alex, I seem to have more than my fair share of green boxes so I'll put one in the post ;-)

  • Comment number 60.

    Or maybe:

    'I Get Weak' - Belinda Carlisle

  • Comment number 61.

    Pump it Up by Elvis Costello

  • Comment number 62.

    bend me shape me-amen corner

  • Comment number 63.

    #59 good plan!
    Unbelievable truths...or believable lies...

    Starting off with the notion that there is no name for the back of the knee..it's the 'popliteal space' (which is a disappointing truth to be fair...)

  • Comment number 64.

    Speaking off exercise, am off now to my 'Skiptrix' class...short sharp busts of skipping exercises, interspersed with floor work (abs, gluts etc) and weights with lunges...only 45 minutes but the hardest class I have EVER done.
    It's ok, there are showers, but I am amazed some of - no all my classmates go back to work without showering...eeugh...
    So if we were all to rise up and do 20 secs of star-jumps say, three times a day - there maybe comments made in the office...that's why most folks add their 'exercise' time up and do it all at once, in a gym, in the right clothing!

  • Comment number 65.

    One for the gym running machine...
    TALKING HEADS - Road to Nowhere

    One for those vibrating plate gizmos...
    LUSH - Shake Baby Shake

    One for any of those frames for pull-ups...
    GRACE JONES - Pull Up To The Bumper

  • Comment number 66.

    How about that early 70's rock classic "Run Run Run" from Jo Jo Gunne.

  • Comment number 67.

    THE YARDBIRDS - Shapes of Things to Come

  • Comment number 68.

    A late thought for todays tunes

    3 MINUTE HERO - THE SELECTOR

  • Comment number 69.

    Hey Simon,
    Sorry I haven't been around for a while. Here are my suggestions for today...

    HEART OF ROCK & ROLL - Huey Lewis & The News
    FIT BUT YOU KNOW IT - The Streets

    Ciao for now,

    Malcolm

  • Comment number 70.

    Another vote for

    3 minute hero
    and
    Pump it Up
    were the 2 that sprang to my mind too
    :)
    C

  • Comment number 71.

    For the new person in the gym...

    LYCRA VIRGIN - Madonna

  • Comment number 72.

    #71 Pun time? In that case how about:

    'Drop The Pilates' - Joan Armatrading

  • Comment number 73.

    How about music for extreme ironing? Looked at it this morning, but coffee and chocolate wafer (gf version) won! Could always iron in the dark to save energy.........

  • Comment number 74.

    #72, Like it, Nadine.

    Treadmill Be The Day - Buddy Holly

    or anything by Florence & The Rowing Machine!

  • Comment number 75.

    Hi all.
    Am laid up with back spasms-very painful-so am using ki***e-very slow!

    Good luck Simon with the book launch.

    Jennie Wren

  • Comment number 76.

    Three word Monday...

    Walked into tree.

    THUD!

  • Comment number 77.

    #74 JBG I have occasionally wondered what 'The Machine' was in Florence and The Machine... and now I know, it's a rowing machine!! :o))

    I have just got home from having a quick lunch with a friend at a local hostelry and it's 17 degrees outside and feels quite warm considering the abundance of snowdrops and crocuses as well as quite a few daffs around, so I hope it's nice wherever bloggers are.

    I called at the garage on my way back and treated myself to some cookies and cream ice cream that's softening nicely, ready for me to tuck in with a teaspoon! I wish I had more willpower to scoop some out into a dish rather than eat it out of the tub! ;o)

    Love 'Drop the Pilates' and 'Treadmill be the Day'! :o))

  • Comment number 78.

    #74 tee hee!

    'Who's Zumba-in' Who?' - Aretha Franklyn

  • Comment number 79.

    #40 Harry you will have to do better than that....!!

  • Comment number 80.

    Afternoon all

    It's a lovely day here, so much so that a large wasp came in to join me - he's now been swiftly escorted off the premises!

    Loving the punnage on here today!

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 81.

    Arg Green Box itis is here....
    It USED to show up just after I posted (in place of the old 'you must leave 3 minutes between postings) but now is here when I've not been on for ages...harrumph

  • Comment number 82.

    #81 Same for me Suzieeee - totally random green box appearance!

  • Comment number 83.

    How about Running in the Family by Level 42, Keep on Running by Spencer Davis, The Push Bike song by Mungo Jerry. I could go on but won't.

  • Comment number 84.

    #79 PSL, are you sure? I thought 3 x 20 second bursts, 3 nights a week would be plenty.

  • Comment number 85.

    #40/#84 - How long until it's THREE NIGHTS A WEEK - SLIM DOMINO?

  • Comment number 86.

    #84 Would that be whilst wearing the lycra?

  • Comment number 87.

    Afternoon All


    lycra?

  • Comment number 88.

    Hi everyone .. late at the office today, and intrigued by all this talk of 'green boxes' so thought I'd give it a go.

    I do read the blog, even though I don't get much time to play on here these days.

    Haven't given anything up for Lent; Mr from Eastleigh has given up tomatoes and cheese (he doesn't eat either and always makes it his New Year's resolution not to do so).

    Take care, Alison x

  • Comment number 89.

    Lycra to exercise in of course ... as in the wonderfully punny JBG's Lycra Virgin earlier ;)

    Just had the BIGGEST Queen Bee buzzing around the kitchen. The dog was going nuts at it! Was so big it seemed to have trouble flying and was bumping into things until I managed to shoo it out. Spring is springing methinks x

  • Comment number 90.

    Whoop whoop... my three-worder relating to our 17 degrees of balmy weather today!! :o))

  • Comment number 91.

    Well done Florence!

    I didn't hear any menshes for Thin Lizzy???

  • Comment number 92.

    Afternoon all!

    Ziggy and his mate have just about done the garage roof - hurrah! No more water pouring onto our boxes.

    Had a lovely afternoon of pottering. The seed potatoes are now chitting away in the cat litter tray (one that is obviously not in active use. That would be yucky). The earth the moles piled all over the patio has been moved. Good chat with the neighbour over the fence which led to us both poking round our gardens with bamboo canes, trying to find the mole runs so that we could test Alan Titch's deterrent (flooding). Our moles just seem to make piles of earth - we couldn't find a run anywhere. Glad we couldn't be seen - 2 middle aged ladies poking holes in their gardens whilst muttering madly about "bloody moles". Then had play with the cats in the garden before coming indoors to prep dinner (home made minestrone soup with shop bought ciabatta).

    Harry, you are being naughty again!

    No ONJ as the opening theme tune? Surprised!

  • Comment number 93.

    #12 Billie... your Thin Lizzy song was first and what's the word you use if you don't get a mench? Bechod? ;o)

  • Comment number 94.

    #92 Alex, Simon's maybe saving his favourite until the end!!!

    Well done Jilly for Take That, but for Billie, yet again... Bechod!!! ;o)

  • Comment number 95.

    Much praise for Jilly, and much alignment for Billie, but Double-Bechod for the OSM! And Bechod again for missing a TT mensh. And one more Bechod, just because.

    And nice 3WT, Florence!

  • Comment number 96.

    #92 Alex - try cat poo against the moles. And if you can't find their run, just scrape away the hill until you discover their hole. (No sniggering at the back, please) And wear gloves, as they can smell your skin.

    Or you can try and procure dog poo or fox poo.

    it works by sticking to their noses, which they hate, so they go away to ruin someone else's garden!

    (Very odd "exercise" tunes, imho)

  • Comment number 97.

    #84 #86 I think it would take longer than that to wriggle in to your lycra!....what a vision *blushes*

    well done on the song Jilly and Florence for 3wt

    PSL

  • Comment number 98.

    #92 that was my 3wt moles been busy! (not read out though) well done pcm for Kate Bush

    psl

  • Comment number 99.

    #93/94 Thank you Florence.

    Florence - Thin Lizzie was really Simon's own suggestion - the title of his blog. Well done on your 3 worder. Heard that!

    #95 Thankyou John. I don't REALLY own all Take That - ╪ (Wah!) - menshes!

    I - we - just believe I do!



    Welldone Jilly! What a fine choonchoice!




    sob sob sob sob sob

  • Comment number 100.

    Congrats. & Welldone to ponyclubmum for KB!

 

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