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Take Me To The Mardi Gras

Simon Mayo | 08:56 UK time, Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Hooray for routine and playing records. Hooray for Rebecca, Matt and Sally. And for the jingles, newsreaders and engineers. And production team. And security and management. All of them. It's fair to say a degree of exhaustion has kicked in. Having kept going non-stop for ages it all seems to be hitting at once but my ferocious health regime (no chips) and top-notch gym routine (steam room 3 times every week) will get me back on track in no time. Fear not.
Another top show planned today (note:planned. Not the same as delivered. But we'll try). We will be talking about Who Do You Think You Are today. They have a live event this weekend at Olympia in London and actor Larry Lamb - who was featured on the show in August - is on Drivetime tonight. He's best known I suppose for Archie Mitchell in Eastenders and Mick in Gavin and Stacey but let's talk family trees and ancestors. The tv show is a huge hit with a magazine spin off - its readers voted Larry's show their most popular.
And music? Well SHROVE TUESDAY, PANCAKE DAY and assorted paraphernalia would work fine I think. And in case you're wondering, sugar and lemon is the only true way. Really.
Have a relaxed and carefree Tuesday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning again!

    Obviously -

    COME AND TAKE ME TO THE MARDI GRAS - Paul Simon!



    TOSSING AND TURNING - The Ivy League

    NO DON'T STOP THE CARNIVAL - Alan Price Set

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning All. A couple of obvious ones spring to mind...

    THE ARCHIES - Sugar Sugar

    LED ZEPPELIN - The Lemon Song

    Will go away and try to be a bit more creative!

  • Comment number 3.

    Hello again everyone

    TOSSING AND TURNING ~ The Ivy League

    TURN, TURN. TURN ~ The Byrds

    TAKE ME TO THE MARDIS GRAS ~ Paul Simon

    SUGAR MOUNTAIN ~ Neil Young

    SUGAR SUGAR ~ The Archies

  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    How about:

    TAKE ME TO THE MARDI GRAS by Paul Simon

    ALL NIGHT LONG by Lionel Ritchie

    BEAT IT by Michael Jackson

    SUGAR SUGAR by the Archies

    ~X~

  • Comment number 5.

    SUGAR SUGAR - The Archies

    RIO - Duran Duran

    RIO - Michael Nesmith

  • Comment number 6.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    Yummy, Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express

    Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra

    Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes

    Ma Baker - Bony M

    Catch you later - e-mails to answer :(

  • Comment number 7.

    Hello All

    Tune Choice:

    Sugar Sugar-The Archies

    Work calls (still) so sorry for the non-blogging-have been popping in for a read though. Did anyone miss me? A little bit?

    Mrs B x

  • Comment number 8.

    A couple more.....

    I like to roll my pancakes.... so

    ROLL WITH IT ~ Steve Winwood

    ROLL IT OVER ~ Oasis

    ROLL TO ME ~ Del Amitri

    SUGARTIME ~ Alma Cogan

  • Comment number 9.

    Or how about:

    THE CARNIVAL IS OVER by the Seekers

    ~X~

  • Comment number 10.

    RUBY TUESDAY - Rolling Stone or Melanie

    SAMBA DE JANIERO - Bellini

  • Comment number 11.

    Another one then I've got work to do

    RUBY TUESDAY by Melanie or the Rolling Stones

    ~X~

  • Comment number 12.

    #10 - Any Rolling Stone you like!

    Using things up before lent -

    USE IT UP AND WEAR IT OUT - Odyssey

  • Comment number 13.

    Good morning everyone.

    The theme? How about:

    OUT OF THE FRYING PAN by MEAT LOAF

  • Comment number 14.

    Morning Sir, team, NYM and flippin’ marvelous bloggers

    SHAKE (some sugar on) RATTLE (the walnuts and hazelnuts) and ROLL (up the pancake) - BILL HALEY or JOE TURNER ("Well get out of that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans")

    BROWN SUGAR – Rolling Stones

    ROLLING IN THE DEEP – Adele

    FILL MY LITTLE WORLD – The Feeling

    STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU – Stealers Wheel (cos there’s always there that pesky bit in the middle of the pan which sticks...)

  • Comment number 15.

    #10 Sorry Billie - I didn't refresh before posting. Share?

    ~X~

  • Comment number 16.

    Good Morning Each!

    'Oranges and Lemons Again' by The Jools Holland Big Band featuring Suggs

    'If I Had Possesion Over Pancake Day' by Half Man Half Biscuit

    'Flat On The Floor' by Nickelback

    'Batter Up' by Chet Baker

    'Jammin' by Bob Marley

  • Comment number 17.

    UPSIDE DOWN - Diana Ross

    I MISSED AGAIN - Phil Collins

  • Comment number 18.

    Read back a bit more now, and

    #7 Of course we missed you Mrs Boris. Welcome back!

    Really going to do some work now...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 19.

    Like your pancakes savoury?

    'Sweet About Me' by Gabrielle Cilmi

  • Comment number 20.

    IN THE AIR TONIGHT - Phil Collins

    SOMETHING IN THE AIR - Thunderclap Newman

  • Comment number 21.

    THE RACE - Yello

    Talking of which, whatever happened to the idea of doing Pancake Races? They were once really popular in every school/community, but it seems they've gone out of fashion??? Unless you know better??

  • Comment number 22.

    For making pancakes:
    NICK LOWE - I'm A Mess

    For dressing the pancakes:
    LIGHTNING SEEDS - Sugar Coated Iceberg

    ROLLING STONES - Brown Sugar

    BOBBY GOLDSBORO - Honey

    MADONNA - Dress You Up

    For pancake tossing:
    THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN - Something in the Air

    BLANCMANGE - Living On The Ceiling (for the remains of some of my pancakes)

    and on a silly note
    RADIOHEAD - Crepe...

  • Comment number 23.

    Morning all. Never been much of a pancake fan and as we're a Scottish household we only had 'scotch' pancakes and not the 'crepe - ie' ones anyway. However school today is running a 'pancake-bar' at lunchtime so maybe I'll give it a go...

    I'm afraid my inspiration for oldies seems to have gone out the window so will settle for 2nd-ing:
    Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
    Rio - Duran Duran

    I'll also add:
    Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard

  • Comment number 24.

    LEMON ~ U2

  • Comment number 25.

    Beating the batter -

    THE BEAT - The look

    BEAT IT - Michael Jackson

    EAT IT - Wierd Al Jankovich

  • Comment number 26.

    GIVE IT UP - KC & The Sunshine Band

    I"M DOING FINE NOW WITHOUT YOU - New York City

  • Comment number 27.

    Lemons? Pah, I've got my...

    ORANGE CRUSH - R.E.M.

  • Comment number 28.

    LEMON TREE - Fool's Garden

  • Comment number 29.

    LETS STICK TOGETHER - BRYAN FERRY

    #7 - Hello Mrs Boris!

    #17 - Hello JBG - like the choices.

    #23 - Autumn_Gale Def Leppard - now there's a firm family favourite here.

    Posted a pancake joke on the old blog this morning, nobody has groaned so I guess I'm still welcome.

    Have a good day everyone.

  • Comment number 30.

    Good Morning All;

    Sorry to hear about the exhaustion, Simon, I hope your health regime does set you to rights :-S

    Pancake day, eh? I might scrape some together later, scrape being the operative word!

    I need to read back, so apologies for any oldie suggestion duplication...

    POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME - DEF LEPPARD

    BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY - THE VERVE

  • Comment number 31.

    In our house it's more a case of:

    ON THE FLOOR - Jennifer Lopez

    STUCK ON YOU - Lionel Ritchie

    BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU'VE GOT - Massive Attack

  • Comment number 32.

    Morning All,

    'Golden Brown' The Stranglers

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 33.

    Good morning Simon, Tea, NYM and fellow blogpoppets!

    Ziggy-less today but I do have Stan the Electrician. It's a constant whirl here.

    Suggestion for today:

    CITY OF NEW ORLEANS - Arlo Guthrie
    or
    SUGAR BABY LOVE - The Rubettes

    I won't be pancaking today - unless Mr P insists, of course!

  • Comment number 34.

    Beat It - Michael Jackson
    Brown Sugar -Rolling Stones
    Golden Brown - Stranglers
    Pour some sugar on me - Def Leppard
    Sweet Surrender - Wet wet wet
    Use it up and wear it - Odyssey

  • Comment number 35.

    Good morning,

    I really like Larry Lamb but unfortunately I won't get much chance to listen to the show tonight. May have to listen at a more convenient time. His Who Do You Think You Are was an outstanding one. Simon, I'm sure he will probably say but in case he doesn't can you please ask him if his mum and her long lost brother have met yet.

    Billie, a chance to ask for The Beat!

    Deebee, why are you reading this - you should be working ;-)

    Mrs Boris, lovely to see you ***waves***

    Not doing well on the choon front. Howsabout:

    RUBY TUESDAY by The Rolling Stones
    STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU by Stealers Wheel (my pancakes get stuck in the pan)

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 36.

    'Solid Gold Easy Action' T Rex

  • Comment number 37.

    Hi Simon and everyone.

    Late to the table today as just had a planning meeting to discuss the renovation grants process at Redditch Council...my head is going to blow off!

    Nice to hear you all again Simon, kinda comforting!

    I only made and tossed my first pancake about 4 years ago at my sisters using Delia's recipe, well yummy!!! I like my pancakes totally naked as they come tossed out of the pan....best way... same as I like my gingerbread men....naked without icing paraphernalia splattered on them!

    Time to toss away:

    1. RUBY TUESDAY - Rolling Stones or Melanie
    2. TUESDAY AFTERNOON - Jennifer Brown or The Moody Blues
    3. MARDI GRAS - Paul Simon
    4. Shooting Star - FLIP N FILL
    5. Waiting for a train - FLASH IN THE PAN
    6. SUGAR SUGAR - The Archies
    7. TOSSING AND TURNING - The Ivy League
    8. The Pushbike Song - THE MIXTURES
    9. OVER AND OVER - Madonna
    10 UPSIDE DOWN - Diana Ross

    Oh well must crack to it.

    Have a lovely day.

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 38.

    Morning everyone,

    I love a pancake - sweet, savoury, crispy or stuffed - all good in my book.

    'Banana Pancakes' - Jack Johnson
    'The Lemon Song' - Led Zeppelin
    'And The Beat Goes On' - The Whispers
    'Eat To The Beat' - Blondie
    'Shake Shake Shake' - KC And The Sunshine Band
    'That's The Way I like It' - KC And The Sunshine Band
    'Hard To Handle' - Otis Redding
    'Can You Handle It' - Sharon Redd

    Have a flippin' good Tuesday one and all.

    N xx

  • Comment number 39.

  • Comment number 40.

    PETER PAUL and MARY - Where Have All The Flours Gone? (ok, it's flowers, but we had DOUGH for D'OH yesterday...)

  • Comment number 41.

    A few more....

    BEAT SURRENDER ~ The Jam

    THE BEAT GOES ON ~ Sonny and Cher

    BANANA PANCAKES ~ Jack Johnson

    TUESDAY MORNING ~ The Pogues

  • Comment number 42.

    #23 I love scotch pancakes - they're a bit more like American ones, aren't they? Thicker and smaller than crepes.

    Mr B and I will be having pancakes this evening, although I'll have to be a bit quick about it as it's choir practice night. Why does pancake day always have to be on a Tuesday? Oh, hang on...

    ;o)

    I'm with Simon re the covering - it has to be sugar and lemon. Mr B however will probably go for maple syrup. If he's still around when I get home, that is - the man flu is really kicking in and he might not last the day...

    #29 Like your pancake joke, Hoffs! Teehee!!

    #35 LOL! I'm having a coffee break, if you must know...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 43.

    Pun time?

    YOU BATTER, YOU BET - The Who

  • Comment number 44.

    Seems like Pancake Day is one of those events like C****mas where every household has their own special routine of how to do it. I love that!

    THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT - KC & The Sunshine Band (who knew they did so many Pancake Day songs?!)

    MY WAY - Frank Sinatra

    JUST THE WAY IT IS - Bruce Hornsby & The Range

    In our house, we start with a savoury smorgasbord of toppings, so that everyone is happy: choose from spinach with creme fraiche, pancetta or bacon bits depending on how posh we're feeling, grated cheese, cooked mushrooms, pan-fried leaks or chopped broccoli.

    Moving on, we have lemon juice, oranges or satsumas, kiwis, walnuts, chopped hazelnuts, choc chips or Nutella, runny honey, creme fraiche and sugar.

    And every year, we say "Why don't we do this again before next Pancake Day?". And we never do.

  • Comment number 45.

    Couple of obscure ones that won't get played:

    INTO THE FRYING PAN - King Crimson

    FRYING PAN - Captain Beefheart

    #42 Howdy Deebee! Hope Mr B feels better soon. I am sure he wil last the day and greet you with "maybe I could manage just a small pancake with a little maple syrup"!!

    The people who used to live in this house need to be shot (said in a Jeremy Clarkson jokey styley). We have had to re-wire. We have had to replace the boiler (and previous people ran a central heating business so you would think the boiler would work). The garage roof has to be replaced. And now the burst pipe in the stable turns out to be not just one section of pipe but the whole bally lot. As one leak gets fixed, another one is found. At this rate, we will have to rebuild the whole house!

  • Comment number 46.

    Good morning all.

    SUGAR SUGAR by The Archies

    Tried to post this earlier but was faced by the green box. It has probably been suggested by loads of folk so can I share?

    I suppose it would be stating the obvious to suggest

    TAKE ME TO THE MARDI GRAS by Paul Simon but there you go!

    Off to the opticians today - look out bank account!! Followed by lunch with the Mr.
    See you later.

    Jennie Wren

  • Comment number 47.

    EVERYTHING IS TUESDAY by CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
    TOSSING & TURNING by THE IVY LEAGUE
    IKO IKO by THE DIXIE CUPS

  • Comment number 48.

    #45 Alex - sorry to hear about your house problems. Do you think the previous owners knew? I suspect some people just live with things not working properly for ages.

    #43 Also Alex - you know I can't resist...

    JIF IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY - Sheryl Crow

    And one I heard on another radio station this morning..

    PANCAKEY BREAKY HEART - Billy Ray Cyrus

    Green Box demons at work again....

  • Comment number 49.

    Good morning one and all................hope all is well................pancake oldies could be........................................................................................

    RACING IN THE STREET - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN..........for the pancake race

    I AM THE WALRUS........I AM THE EGGMAN - THE BEATLES

    LOVE YOU 'TIL TUESDAY - DAVID BOWIE

    POUR SUGAR ON ME - DEF LEPPARD

    LIFE IS A LEMON AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK - MEAT LOAF

    Bye bye for now.....................................................................................

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

  • Comment number 50.

    #42 Deebee, we also like Scotch pancakes or as they're also called up here, drop scones and just occasionally we have them for breakfast with jam or my husband likes them with maple syrup and bacon!

    In case some people wonder what I'm meaning... these are the Scottish version of pancakes!

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5215/5507715308_94d45922f3_b.jpg

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5216/5507113137_af6e882ba4_z.jpg

  • Comment number 51.

    #48 Oops, please delete "IF"

  • Comment number 52.

    THE CAT CREPE'D IN - MUD

  • Comment number 53.

    #52 Vildeen - ha! Very good.

    I"D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TOSSING - New Seekers

  • Comment number 54.

    JBG - You are on fire today!

  • Comment number 55.

    SUGAR & SPICE - SEARCHERS

    STUCK ON YOU - ELVIS PRESLEY
    (mine normally stick to the pan)

    BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - SUPERTRAMP

  • Comment number 56.

    #42 - Thanks Deebee - hope you enjoyed your coffee break. How is Mr DB today? Thanks for message yesterday - good to be a full time mummy at the moment. Smiley faced 5 year old yesterday after school - certainly made a change. He said that it had been the best day ever, without me there and I wasn't at all offended!

    Back later hopefully..........

  • Comment number 57.

    Can I play?

    'You Stir It Well' - Rod Stewart
    'Thin Line Between Floor and Plate' - The Persuaders
    'The Only Way Is Syrup' - Yazz

  • Comment number 58.

    #57 - Nadine_C - LOL! Especially the Persuaders!

  • Comment number 59.

    hi all how about this song

    life is a minestrone-10cc(crepe suzzette is a type of pancake)

  • Comment number 60.

    Just a quickie before lunch...

    Hope that PSL's mum is OK - having her op today. Thinking of you and your mum PSL.

    Bye x

  • Comment number 61.

    Great choices today re Sugar and Lemon references i.e. Def Lepard, Stones, Led Zep and Neil Young- second/third/fourth all those tunes,
    one tenuous one White Room Eric Clapton- too much flour gone wrong in the kitchen. Anyone got a recipe for lettuce with pancakes, have a surfeit?

  • Comment number 62.

    Too busy to pop by yesterday and wanted to say - happy to hear Simon and the team back tootling along at 5pm!
    Maple syrup for me and I'll take a big, American diner style pancake any day.
    All song requests sound good to me and Happy Shrove Tuesday everyone!

    LB, x

  • Comment number 63.

    THE EASYBEATS - Fry-Day On My Mind

  • Comment number 64.

    THIN LIZZY - Whisk-y In The Jar

  • Comment number 65.

    Or the story of many of my pancake tossing attempts...

    ORANGE JUICE - FLIP IT UP... (AND START AGAIN)

  • Comment number 66.

    #58 tee hee! Some more:

    'Careless Whisker' - George Michael
    'Come Flambé With Me' - Norah Jones
    'Don't Stop Blini-ing' - Journey

  • Comment number 67.

    #44 JBG can I come round your house please, sounds lovely!
    #45 Wasn't a builder by any chance was he Alex? We had the same problem!
    #65 Great minds think alike Driver

    Lunch finished-Boo!

    Mrs B x

  • Comment number 68.

    I too have been plagued by the green box. Do you think it's catching?
    :)

  • Comment number 69.

    LOL at the punnage!! Most excellent!! Especially JBG at #53. Made me laugh nd snigger at the same time.

    SHROVE-R YOU - Roxy Music

  • Comment number 70.

    Yuck yuck yuck. Another dead bat. Just hanging there in the stable. Yuck and thrice more yuck. I will leave it to Ziggy to remove it when he starts working on the stables.

    I lived overseas in tropical climes many moons ago. The first Mr P and I had a house that edged onto the jungle and would often find a bat hanging from the rather revolting chandelier over the dining room table. Or was it just a table? We didn't have a dining room. The addition of the bat made the chandelier slightly less revolting. Gave it a certain something.

    Going up to London on Thursday for a meeting. I haven't been to a town since I left the last contract on 15 December. Will I cope?

    Talking to myself?

  • Comment number 71.

    Afternoon all

    No Alex, you're not talking to yourself! I'm enjoying all the stories of your wonderful, rural life (excluding dead bats)! No more offerings from the cats recently?

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 72.

    That would be a yes, then................

    I had better go and do something useful.

    #67 Not a builder, Mrs Boris. An engineer that loved DIY. Fatal.

  • Comment number 73.

    One for Vildeen and and our Gallic cousins across the Channel. You know those mobile food stands with massive hot metal plates where they pour the hot batter and spread it about ....

    HEARD IT THROUGH THE CREPE IRON - Marvin Gaye

    #70 Alex - Good luck with tackling the capital. Take a few dead bats with you and place them on the seats next to you on the train - you'll have plenty of legroom, and space to read the newspaper.

  • Comment number 74.

    Ah, Tortie is here! Just snuck in as I was typing! Hello too you!

    Do you know, I was just thinking this morning that we had gone for over a week without any gifts from the cats. Then I saw Rosie digging up a worm (she likes worms) and then Kira, eldest cat, caught a bird. Rosie stole the bird from Kira, brought it in and put it under the coffee table. I stole the bird from Rosie and put it in the chunder bucket. That'll learn me to think the cats are behaving!

    We were working on the fencing in the paddock on Sunday and Kira and Rosie were playing with us, when I saw the Big Blue One who looks like Les Dawson walking down the yard and into the paddock. It was too funny! The paddock is really muddy and the Big Blue was lifting each paw so carefully with a look of distaste on her flat face. "Dirty, Mummy, dirty. Need wellies, Mummy. Hunter wellies". Hysterical!

  • Comment number 75.

    #73 Excellent idea, John. Love the Marvin Gaye suggestion!!!

    I really must do something useful so when Mr P comes home and asks what I have done, I don't have to invent something. "Did the washing up" really doesn't account for 8 hours.

  • Comment number 76.

    Sugar Candy Kisses - Mac & Katie Kissoon

    Sugar Baby Love - Rubettes

    Lemon - U2

    For you Sarah Jayne :-XXX)

  • Comment number 77.

    Afternoon all,
    Apols for the absinthe, have been away in Paris, consuming - amongst other beverages, Absinthe!!
    Catch-up at work (suppose I should, really) and finally a peep through the blog - how nice to see my B'day hat etc on 18th, thanks for all the messages katymac, Gazza, Jilly and anyone else I missed...
    That day of the four was spent on an RER out of the city, to Chartres to see it's stunning cathedral (under renovation - it always pays to check these things) and a l o n g liquid entree, plat et dessert in a local restaurant. That cathedral was one of the COLDEST places I've ever been...

    Looking back at the blog, it was funny to see the 'pooh' stories, or as I said most of the weekend "watch out for the caca de chien!"
    I'd forgotten what a 'pissoire' Paris can smell like - and not just animals taking a crafty leak, either....

    It'll be nice to hear the Maestro at the helm this evening, no doubt there will be some pancake makings going on in the background in most homes - ours no exception.

    My son told me the night before we went to Paris he was moving into a shared house, with other professionals - his own age. He IS 25 and has been back and forth to wherever I lived since Uni and pre & post gap years, but I was a bit sad, end of an era really...helping him move Saturday and will try and keep a brave face.

    Luckily, my mum is in a very funny play Saturday night which we are going to see (think of a play showing a local WI group putting on the 'Scottish play' - they are having trouble at rehearsals cos they keep creasing up!!') that should lift my spirits.

    In terms of toons, would like to second
    UPSIDE DOWN by Diana Ross, or Jack Johnson
    or SUGAR SUGAR Archies...

    We always have savoury ones (chicken and mushroom) AND sweet - I love lemon, and maple syrup...

    Enjoy your 'fat' Weds everyone, for tomorrow we diet.

  • Comment number 78.

    #77 ARG so it's Fat TUESDAY, of course...
    I did have a late night (Eurostar delay = 2 free singles, or one free return trip!)

  • Comment number 79.

    Alex, does your Big Blue cat who looks like Les Dawson have a name? Or is she just called the BBOWLLLD? And can she play the piano...? Good luck for your trip to the Big Smoke. You'll be fine as long as you take my granny's advice - wear clean knickers and don't talk to strangers...

    ;o)

    Best wishes to PSL's mum - hope it's going/gone well today.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 80.

    #79 She does indeed have a name. And it is written on her pedigree certificate. You will laugh. She is known as The NJ (pronounced Nuj) or Blue or Blue-ski. Her proper name is Miss Norah Jones.

  • Comment number 81.

    #80 Could explain that track on Norah Jones' first album, "Feline The Same Way"....

  • Comment number 82.

    Have given up on pancake making already. Full-time-Mummy-Hoffs thought a pancake snack after school would be a good idea. Someone had not put lid on golden syrup tin properly. It got dropped. Sadly, landed the wrong way up. Messy.

    My only attempt at (completely gramatically incorrect) punnery is:

    CAN'T GET YOU OFF OF MY HEAD - Kylie Minogue (cringe - sorry for the 'off of')

  • Comment number 83.

    #79 - Deebee - that's where I have been going wrong all these years. My granny told me always to carry 10p and a clean handkerchief (to make into a sling if someone broke their arm). Oh well, at least I could have bandaged a stranger's arm and used the 10p to phone their Mum.

  • Comment number 84.

    Afternoon All

    Just #83 ? Green boxes again?

  • Comment number 85.

    Hello Billie - maybe everyone is making pancakes and trying all the toppings suggested on the blog today?

  • Comment number 86.

    Hello Poppeteers

    Not had a chance to read back yet but I'm going to have to wave goodbye for a few days :(

    Got visitors arriving tomorrow staying with us and more descending upon us the weekend. It would be rather rude to ask them to stop talking while I come and blog with you. So, I'm handing in my absence note now.

    Good luck with the choon chasing and I'll listen out for you all when I can: ))

    Shona XX

  • Comment number 87.

    Hello all :-) mother's cataract safely zapped and she is home again, didn't realise there were two 6 o'clocks in one day Zzzzz CLP gave my mum a lovely mention and let us both in the breakfast club on our way to hospital, which was nice :-)

    savory pancakes here tonight bacon gouda and maple syrup...yummy :-P and sweet ones cooked directly on the hot plate of the AGA for afters...greedy MOI?P?P?P

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 88.

    Bye Shona - hope your visits all go well. Look forward to catching up with you soon x

  • Comment number 89.

    #60 thanks for you good wishes xx

  • Comment number 90.

    Hello everyone.

    Just returned from optician visit -ouch!! - thank heavens for a flexible plastic friend! Discussing the cost with the Mr over lunch though, we decided it was quite a bargain if divided over several years and the fact that you only get one pair of eyes! Glad your mum has had her eyes sorted out PSL - I bet she'll notice a difference when the after effects of the op wear off.

    I hereby claim an OSM (along with everyone else) for Paul Simon!
    Off to make pancakes - lemon and sugar for us! Enjoy yours however you have them...................

    JW

  • Comment number 91.

    What about the confession today then? I'm all for pranks, jokes, humour and general japery (if there is such a word), but that's pushing it. A step too far.

    Signed

    Cross Hoffs on a Windy Hilltop

  • Comment number 92.

    Aah, feeling better for having got that off my chest.

    Congrats to Deebee on the mensh, by the way - yippee!

  • Comment number 93.

    Florence and Billie - hip hip hooray!!

  • Comment number 94.

    Hi Again!

    I can’t bear to listen to “Sister” by Beth Hart/Slash. It is so beautiful. I just fill up – I’m such a soppy sentimental old get - I’m going to have to start turning it down!

    Enjoyed the show. Larry Lamb comes across as such a sober, well-rounded, grounded, intelligent man.

    Heard all the show making Pancakes!

    Menshees All – Welldone! I’m bound to miss someone out – Florence, Deebee/Debbie, Zoe and The Driver! Congrats!

    Oh! And Blogger Billie!

    Enjoyed reading the blog today and all the talk of Pancake Toppings and Fillings. I like posts with food in. Liked the sound of JBG’s household. We’ve just made 12 pancakes – 8 of which have been layered up in tinned toms with a filling of Spinach, Cottage Cheese, Garlic and an egg to bind. When it’s heated through, we will put some Parmesan on top to brown. The other 4 will call for some Banana, Maple Syrup and Vanilla IceCream.

    We do this quite often.

    PSL – glad things went well today!

    Hi Jennie! Hi Hoffs!

  • Comment number 95.

    Hi everyone

    I'm feeling full up after rather a lot of pancakes and I daren't own up to the number I have eaten, but it was far too many for me to go to Zumba tonight!!

    I didn't like the sound of tonight's confession!! Well done to menshees Deebee, Blogger Billie, Zoe and The Driver and I was pleased to get another mensh tonight... albeit a belated one!

  • Comment number 96.

    Cooked too many pancakes (28, since you're asking), eaten too many pancakes (5, if you must know), slumped in front of the Brits with a glass of red. Rock 'n' roll.

  • Comment number 97.

    #96 - JBG - sounds like a good place to be. Enjoy!

    Haven't seen Katy and Jilly today, hope they are ok.

    See you soon.

  • Comment number 98.

    s well as Katy and Jilly, is MTF around as I can't recall seeing a post from her today?

  • Comment number 99.

    Oops... missed the A

  • Comment number 100.

    I am watching The Brits and felt sorry for Adele being cut off in the middle of her speech for having won the best album award... I'm sure Blur would have allowed her a few more seconds to finish what she had started to say!

 

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