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Buzz Buzz A Diddle It?

Simon Mayo | 08:58 UK time, Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Now that was a song title! Welcome to another day on the Drivetime blog and welcome to new bloggers-you are very welcome. But then you know that already. Wild and stormy here as leaves, soil and mangey fox fur blow around the estate in little whirlpools.
Really enjoyed the Chieftains and Secret Sisters yesterday. Watching them, watching each other and smiling broadly was a privilege. If you get a chance to catch them do this tour, take it! Guitarist and top folk musician Tim Edey is worth the entrance fee alone. I wish we could still film these outbursts of genius but iplayer will have to do if you missed it.
Today I am on a train to a secret location for child 3's belated birthday celebration and I am trusting that our fine rail network will ensure a speedy and reliable service to get me back to R2 in time. What could possibly go wrong?
Today we welcome Kate Humble to the show. She's become one of tv's go-to presenters for wildlife shows and today she'll be talking bees and beekeeping and I think it'll be Matt's job to dress up in all the gear. Sadly no bees will be allowed in the studio as no passes can be allocated to things that buzz. But we can do HUMBLE oldies of course. Songs of HUMILITY please will welcome.
Have a wild and energising Wednesday, see you after 5 (with a fair wind and no leaves).

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Happy Wednesdays all round and Hello Simon, Drive Team & Constructors.

    *Survival tip for the day* Always travel two-by-two.

    I shan't be tempted to choose any choons this early in the blog.

    :^)

  • Comment number 2.

    First thoughts on todays tunes:-

    IF I WERE A CARPENTER - FOUR TOPS

    I'M ALWAYS TOUCHED BY YOUR PRESENCE DEAR - BLONDIE

    FALL AT YOUR FEET - CROWDED HOUSE

    WEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF BEAUTY - ALISON MOYET

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, and web-footed bloggers,

    Ms Humble is a bit of a hit in our house Even the monosyllabic teenage son perks up when she appears on TV.

    Songs of humility?

    I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT – Rod Stewart

    IT AIN’T WHAT YOU DO , IT’S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT – Fun Boy Three & Bananarama

    YOU KEEP IT ALL IN – Beautiful South

  • Comment number 4.

    Good morning, everybody!

    Here goes, then:

    THANK YOU - DIDO
    SHOESHINE BOY - THE HUMBLEBUMS
    HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES
    LEAN ON ME - BILL WITHERS
    PURE - THE LIGHTNING SEEDS

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 5.

    Good morning everyone.

    Dry here, for the moment.

    First thought for the theme is a little taste of very early electronica:

    ORBIT AROUND THE MOON by JOE MEEK

    Or does it have to be a hit?

    Be back later for fun and frolics.

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning from a floating, windswept Essex - drought, what drought?

    No choon offerings today - Mr needs computer and then we are out for a few hours.

    Stay safe and dry all!!

    JW

  • Comment number 7.

    DEMIS ROUSSOS - Sorry

    BRYAN ADAMS - Please Forgive Me

    TEMPTATIONS - Ain't Too Proud To Beg

  • Comment number 8.

    Good Morning One and All :)

    I enjoyed the Cheiftans & Secret Sisters too, lovely stuff!

    It's a wet one this morning, and the rain is set to last all day, or so says the weatherman. Nevermind, we will carry on regardless, and the mister is glad of the rain for his brassicas.

    I do hope that train gets Simon to the studio on time :-S

    Oldie suggestions..

    (OH LORD) IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE - MACK DAVIS

    JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BILLY JOEL or BARRY WHITE

    I DON'T KNOW MUCH - AARON NEVILLE & LINDA RONSTADT

  • Comment number 9.

    Actually, I can recycle one of mine from yesterday...

    BOY GEORGE - Bow Down Mister

  • Comment number 10.

    #8 D'oh, I spelt CHIEFTANS wrong, what a numpty!

    A couple more oldie suggestions...

    SUBSTITUTE - THE WHO

    CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING (BUT MY LOVE) - STYLISTICS

  • Comment number 11.

    ADAM FAITH - Poor Me

  • Comment number 12.

    Modesty forbids ... but I think you'll agree -


    I I WHO HAVE NOTHING – SHIRLEY BASSEY

    NOWHERE MAN – THE BEATLES

    NATURAL BORN BOOGIE – HUMBLE PIE

    TOO SHY – KAJAGOOGOO

    FALL AT YOUR FEET – CROWDED HOUSE

    LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME – THE SMITHS

    WILLIAM IT WAS REALLY NOTHING – THE SMITHS

    WHITE FLAG – DIDO

    LAYLA – ERIC CLAPTON


    ;^D

  • Comment number 13.

    Some self-effacement tunes, eh?...

    DUMB - Nirvana

    POOR BOY - Nick Drake

    Or anything by Uriah Heep ('very very 'umble...)

  • Comment number 14.

    Morning everyone

    Sorry there is so much rain in the south, it's lovely here again!

    PLEASE FORGIVE ME ~ Bryan Adams

    SORRY SUZANNE ~ The Hollies

    PROUD MARY ~ Creedance Clearwater Revival

    PEACEFUL EASY FEELING ~ Eagles

    AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG ~ Rolling Stones

    TOO SHY ~ Kajagoogoo

    ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY ~ Ian Hunter

  • Comment number 15.

    #10
    Zoe - ahem. Look again. Chieftains.

    ;^)

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Congrats to all menshees last night albeit a bit thin on the ground for the bloggers and thank you Simon for mine. It was a double celebration because have still got big cheesy grin as a result of the mighty Chelsea reaching the Champions League final after Torres scoring when it mattered! Bring on Real or Bayern I say!!!!

    Now to be humble:

    1. RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
    2. I GET WEAK - Belinda Carlisle
    3. WEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF BEAUTY - Alison Moyet
    4. SHY BOY - Bananarama
    5. TOO SHY - Kajagoogoo
    6. DONT BRING ME DOWN - ELO
    7. COOLER THAN ME - Mike Posner
    8. ITS NOT RIGHT BUT ITS OK - Whitney Houston
    9. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - Billy Joel
    10. I DONT WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - Rod Stewart or Everything but the girl.

    Oh well lovelies,VAT returns to do.

    Stay dry (hopefully!)

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 17.

    Good morning again!

    JEALOUS GUY by ROXY MUSIC

    OVER YOU by ROXY MUSIC

    THe GREAT PRETENDER by FREDDIE MERCURY

    ANOTHER NAIL IN MY HEART by SQUEEZE

    CARELESS WHISPER by GEORGE MICHAEL

    WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS by PET SHOP BOYS

    WOMAN IN CHAINS by TEARS FOR FEARS

    DANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES by ULTRAVOX

    That'll be my lot then.

    madchick x

  • Comment number 18.

    Thanks for all your kind thoughts yesterday. All the weekends takings lost plus a laptop, took maintenance hours to fix the material damage to doors etc, but thank God nobody was hurt - and at least we have insurance!

    Acquiesce - Oasis
    Beat Surrender - The Jam
    Cast no Shadow- OAsis
    Come Undone - Duran Duran or Robbie Williams
    Creep - Radiohead
    Dignity - Deacon Blue
    Patience- Take That
    Sacrifice - Elton John
    Sweet Surrender - Wet wet wet

  • Comment number 19.

    Morning all :-)

    AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG...THE TEMPTATIONS

    STANDING IN THE SHADOWS...THE FOUR TOPS

    PSL xxx

    (The Stevie Wonder track wasn't actually mine but in keeping with my theme! The Jean Knight song was mine.)

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning all. More like November than April out there today.....

    Didn't catch the middle bit of the show last night so off to 'listen again' as The Chieftans seem to have gone down very well.

    Oldies:
    You're the Top - Ella Fitzgerald / various
    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin / Carol King
    Why Does it Always Rain on Me - Travis (is that humility or just pessimism?)
    Uncertain Smile - The The
    Thank You for Loving Me - Bon Jovi

    More in a bit must go for a short (I hope) meeting ......

  • Comment number 21.

    May I humbly suggest what are, in my humble opinion, two very beautiful and haunting tunes...


    IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND - GORDON LIGHTFOOT

    BEHIND BLUE EYES - THE WHO


    :^)

  • Comment number 22.

    JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.....BARRY WHITE

    IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW....HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 23.

    Hmmmmm, I detect problems with this theme :0)

  • Comment number 24.

    #15 Double D'oh! O_o I'm blaming the lack of sleep, and my addled brain, but more likely that I just can't bloomin' spell! ;D

  • Comment number 25.

    Has anyone had:

    HUMBLE ME by NORAH JONES?

    Or:

    PROUND AND HUMBLE by IMELDA MAY?


    Oooooooooooooooo look at me, mensh chasing ;0)

  • Comment number 26.

    SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD by ELTON JOHN

  • Comment number 27.

    As the theme is HUMBLE, cos of Kate Humble, why not...

    BEN FOLDS FIVE - Kate

  • Comment number 28.

    #23 Wassat then, Harry?



    IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM? - JOE JACKSON

    HE'S GONNA STEP ON YOU AGAIN - JOHN KONGOS

    TORN - NATALIE IMBRUGLIA

  • Comment number 29.

    My #25, I wonder if I can find a way to use that surplus "N"?

    Nno?

    ;0)

  • Comment number 30.

    Well, that was pleasantly short!

    A couple more oldie suggestions:
    Ordinary World - Duran Duran
    Never Forget - Take That
    My Perfect Cousin - The Undertones
    Maybe This Time - Liza Minnelli
    I Just Don't Know What to do With Myself - Dusty Springfield
    Too Shy - Kajagoogoo

    Or that perennial favourite for the terrible-song-choice-hat (it has a name but I can't remember it):
    I've Never Been to Me - Charlene :))

  • Comment number 31.

    A couple more (tenuous) oldie suggestions...

    THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC - ABBA (I'm nothing special, in fact I'm a bit of a bore...)

    AT SEVENTEEN - JANIS IAN

  • Comment number 32.

    Morning all from a very soggy wet windy Oxon, am taking Katy-macs advice and planting my L O N G list in the midst of the morning mensh (course it's gotta contain a decent tune, eh?!)
    Here goes nuthin' here's my list (be it ever so 'umble, see what I did there?):

    LET YOUR LOSS BE YOUR LESSON: Alison Krauss (and Robert Plant)
    LAP OF THE GODS: Queen
    IF I EVER LOSE MY FAITH IN YOU: Sting
    I DON'T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU: Billie Holiday or Linda Ronstadt
    KEEP THE FAITH: Mary Chapin Carpenter
    DOWN ON MY KNEES: Bread or Trisha Yearwood

    Ciao all, let's see if the choons and names match up tonight...YTS child generating the BBC DT oldies lists last night methinks!

  • Comment number 33.

    #29 #25
    Harry, you could try French: Non! :P

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 34.

    DISHONEST MODESTY - Carly Simon

    QUIET LIFE - Japan

    THERE'S A KIND OF HUSH - Carpenters

    HUSH - Kula Shaker (or Deep Purple as it's MidWeek Mösh Day)



    *nerdy linguistic alert*
    The word "humility" comes from Latin 'humilis' which means "grounded", or literally "of the earth". So I find it quite appropriate that Kate has chosen to live on a farm and get back to nature.

  • Comment number 35.

    #30 HOIB
    Hat of inappropriate bloggetry?

  • Comment number 36.

    Good morning Simon, Team, NYM and fellow blogpoppets!

    As mentoned on the previous blog, rain stopped train, got drenched, gave up, came home. Ziggy is valiantly trying to do fencing - he looks like a big tattooed raindrop, bless him. Weirdest drought I have ever seen.

    All I can think of for the theme is

    OH LORD IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE - Mac Davies

    Must do a bit of work to justify "working from home". And the Big Blue One Who Looks Like Les Dawson has a bit of a smelly bottom so I need to sort that out. Long haired cats = unpleasant jobs.

  • Comment number 37.

    #35 that's the one Suzieeee!

    Can I say, as someone who did get a mensh last night - I thought the choices were great ;)

  • Comment number 38.

    #32 Suzieeee - I agree re the YTS newbie (see my #142 on yesterday's blog). There's something a bit different about the choon choosing this week. Lord knows what they'll go for today - maybe Bigmouth Strikes Again is in with a chance!

  • Comment number 39.

    #32 Some fine song choices there Suziee - hope it works for you
    :^)

    A couple I hadn't thought of earlier ...


    MY SWEET LORD - GEORGE HARRISON

    LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE - PAUL YOUNG

  • Comment number 40.

    Good Morning all, from the soggiest West Somerset.

    I think I'll put on some flowery wellies and go splash in some puddles.

    Happy Days :)

  • Comment number 41.

    Hurricane Smith, now he was an 'umble sort of chap!

    Oh Babe what would you say? - Hurricane Smith.

  • Comment number 42.

    Morning!

    FALL AT YOUR FEET - CROWDED HOUSE

    Bit soggy here. Off to read back.

  • Comment number 43.

    Have had a quick read through the above. Has no-one really suggested this:

    ITS HARD TO BE HUMBLE - Mac Davis

  • Comment number 44.

    Difficult theme this. .... am stumped.

    Enjoy your puddle splashing, Sallie!

  • Comment number 45.

    Hi Simon,

    As for Oldies - you could have done BEE oldies and we could have had Buzz Buzz Buzz by Huey Lewis. Nevermind here we go with HUMBLE stuff...
    Mac Davis - It's Hard To Be Humble
    Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet

    That's all I can think of. Tricky today!

    Thanks

  • Comment number 46.

    I have to say that I approve of the blog title today! :D

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 47.

    Lucky Child 3, having a midweek day off school :)

  • Comment number 48.

    Simon's blog header - Freddy 'BoomBoom' Cannon.
    LOL.


    *When blog meets current events...*

    Quote:
    "This is the most humble day of my life .." Rupert Murdoch - 19 July 2011

    Am trying hard not to get drawn into the live coverage of 'RUPERT MURDOCH AT LEVESON' - he's already getting grumpy ...

  • Comment number 49.

    #47 Hi Splish Splash Sal. Child 3 is probably still on vacation.
    ;^)

  • Comment number 50.

    Nobodys fault but mine - Beth Rowley.

  • Comment number 51.

    #47 Hey, Sal, I hope you weren't offended by my comment on Facecloth ................. sometimes, if I think it will be funny, I just say it. I should stop and think little more often :0)

  • Comment number 52.

    I have to say, there are times I really wish I had Simon's job. I mean, to get to meet Jenny Agutter and Kate Hubble in the space of a matter of weeks are the sort of perks I would love to have...

  • Comment number 53.

    Harry, it was 'very' funny.

    You'll have to try harder than that to offend me!

    On second thoughts :O

  • Comment number 54.

    Katymaty, from earlier....

    Havent posted many Guernsey pics yet, its on the very long 'to do' list. The ones that I was referring to of Mcws were from last year.

    This being out of work malarky, not enough hours in a day!

    Best get on......

  • Comment number 55.

    #53 Oh Sal, I would NEVER want to offend you. Or anyone else for that matter. But, sometimes I can't help myself and the chance of a laugh is just too much to resist LOL

  • Comment number 56.

    #52 I meant Kate Humble, obviously, not Hubble. Damned phone predictive spelling!

  • Comment number 57.

    Bom dia blogueiros!

    Apologies to all who have already chosen 'Fall at your feet'. As if I ever thought I would be original. Hey ho.

    In reading back, I accidentally pressed a random button on my keyboard and found myself in 'translate' mode. I don't know how worldwide Matchbox went with 'Buzz Buzz a Diddle It' but they would have been pretty safe with their song title not being translated, because it seems to stay the same in most languages (apart from 'it' which, obviously changes every time. Possibly more catchy in Portuguese which is Buzz Buzz a Diddle Lo).

    Not satisfied, I checked the translation of 'bloggers'. Pretty much the same, apart from Portuguese - see above.

    I did find one interesting fact though, should Simon ever visit Indonesia or Estonia, he would have no problems conversing about unwelcome garden visitors as they too have 'mangey foxes' there.

    It is amazing the lengths to which people will go to avoid housework...............

  • Comment number 58.

    I'M SORRY ~ Brenda Lee

    PROUD ~ M People

    WHAT I AM ~ Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians

    SIMPLE MAN ~ Leonard Skynyrd

  • Comment number 59.

    Harry, watch my face :) none taken whatsoever.

    If anyone thats not on fb is slightly intrigued... it refers to a large coastal bird sometimes mistaken as a cormorant and made me LOL.

  • Comment number 60.

    48 - Katy - off to do some hurried family history research - this could be my claim to fame!!

  • Comment number 61.

    #59 Sal, I believe it's a common saying in Australia :0)

  • Comment number 62.

    Might be one of these then Harry?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heard_Island_Shag

  • Comment number 63.

    #62 It could indeed.

    I'm sure I first heard the saying in an episode of Neighbours. Joe Mangle told someone to "Stop standing around like a [large coastal bird sometimes mistaken as a cormorant] on a rock" ;0)

  • Comment number 64.

    raining so hard here I've had to move out of the conservatory as I couldn't hear the radio!

    it's a hard topic today and Ive run out of songs!


    PSL

  • Comment number 65.

    My morning so far in a succession of three worders.... Apologies to Wordsworth and Harry Snapper.....

    School run over
    dog walk time
    small dogs excited
    owner slightly reluctant

    Chose hilltop walk
    (rather big mistake)
    rain blowing sideways
    owner more reluctant

    Forgot waterproof trousers
    (new jeans on)
    dogs wildly excited
    so went anyway

    No view today
    skylarks singing bravely
    (despite whizzing sideways)
    icy stinging rain

    Forty minutes later
    bewildered bedraggled dogs
    shivering soggy owner
    race to car

    Back at home
    hat moulded hair *
    peel jeans off....
    jeans dyed legs *

    Damp sleeping dogs
    blue steaming legs *
    hot steaming coffee
    bed looks enticing!

    *as stylish as ever

    As I typed this, I looked out of the window and saw a robin sheltering from the rain under my car. Poor thing. I know how he feels.

    See you soon x

  • Comment number 66.

    A last gasp on the oldies (as sorting through my 80s CD collections threw this one up...)

    MISFIT - CURIOUSITY KILLED THE CAT

    Going to watch Jools Holland on iPlayer later (if I get time) I forgot it was on, and I wanted to see the Chieftains (Gawd, have I got it right this time? XD ) I believe that Alabama Shakes were also on, and I've been loving their stuff so I would like to see their performance too.

  • Comment number 67.

    Good Morning All,

    'Please Please Me' The Beatles

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 68.

    #62 Sal, I just read to the end of that Wiki link and the Notes and References seem to come mostly from a bloke called "Green" ............. perhaps it's a family trait to be interested in the subject? LOL

    #65 Hoffs, never any need to apologise to me, even in jest! Besides, I thought that was really quite ingenious.

  • Comment number 69.

    Just a quick question regarding Simon's words 'I wish we could film these outbursts of genius' - how come they managed to film the Wombles at Christmas then?

  • Comment number 70.

    What a great collection of three worders Hoffs and they tell a story too.

    Brilliant.

    Hope your legs soon return to normal colour.

    Brrrrrrr!

  • Comment number 71.

    #65 Hoffs - love it! I read it in a Pam Ayers voice.

    Some fine choices above. And some that I really really really don't get. YTS NYM will be busy looking things up in the Thesaurus, methinks

    Loving Katy's auggestion of "William it was really nothing". It's real Smiths weather today.

  • Comment number 72.

    #62 Blimey! "Heard Island Shags are gregarious, roosting in groups of from 10-20 birds up to several hundred..." Well they would, wouldn't they?

    #64 You need to get into the heart of the house PSL. Aga zone.. Me is. Well ... it's a gas range but it's still cosywarm.

    #65 Brilliant stuff, Hoffs.

    #66 Alabama Shakes were absolutely tip-top Zoe! We love 'em too.

    :^)

  • Comment number 73.

    I eat my peas with honey.

    I've done it all my life.

    It makes the peas taste funny, but it keeps them on the knife!

    I was always led to believe, that Pam Ayres was from Bampton, not that far from me, but another look into wiki wotnot tells me different.

  • Comment number 74.

    yes a real AGA hugging day today...Brrr

  • Comment number 75.

    71 - JBG - I hope you a) aren't in an office and b) didnt read it out loud, otherwise people might be looking at you slightly strangely now.....

  • Comment number 76.

    Thinking waders now, more than flowery wellies.

    Ah well, here goes......

    Back later :)

  • Comment number 77.

    #59 Sal, are these the birds you mentioned? We often see big black birds sitting on the rocks on the sea front, with their wings spread out, looking like they're holding thm out to dry and I'm never sure if they're Sh@gs or Cormorants... which are these in the pic?

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/6966185886_b797c5cd32_b.jpg

    #66 Zoe, don't forget Jools Holland will be on again on Friday night for much longer, so hopefully we'll see a few more songs from The Chieftains, Nora Jones et al!

    Sal, you mentioned peas... I like eating them frozen! I like the fresh taste and the texture of them, especially about a minute or two out of the freezer!

  • Comment number 78.

    'Take Me I'm Yours' Squeeze

  • Comment number 79.

    Just spotted this one on fb...


    The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel.

    Not sure if its up there ^^^ ?

  • Comment number 80.

    #72 #74,
    I'm hoping Mrs CoffeeBuzz-to-be has the stove on all day to keep the house toastie.
    The rain is bouncing off the ground here!

    If I had an umbrella, the underside would be wet!

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 81.

    68, 70, 71, 72 - Thanks for the kind comments. I won't give up the day job just yet though..........oh, yes, that's what my real three-worder is meant to be today

    JOB HUNT STARTED

    (What I forgot to say, but couldn't get into three words easily, was that on my run back to the car, I passed a parked water company van with steamed up windows, driver reading his paper and having a sandwich. Felt tempted to bang on the window and point up to the sky and ask 'will this do?' Poor man, not his fault.

    76 - SS Sal - I'd definitely recommend the waders.

  • Comment number 82.

    So, in the run up to midday, a quick blog round up:

    Top choon choices, shags, the weather, keeping warm, brassicas, tattood raindrops, football, Pam Ayres, wet-inside umbrellas...

    These bloggers, they'll discuss anything, 24 hours a day.....

  • Comment number 83.

    Phew....just made it..................morning everyone..........don't think I will talk about the weather today..............................even the ducks look misearable......

    Subjective oldie suggestions.......................................................................

    I WILL FOLLOW - U2

    HIDE IN YOUR SHELL - SUPERTRAMP

    HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

    I'M SORRY - BRENDA LEE

    IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY - JOHNNY MATHIS

    EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU) - BRYAN ADAMS

    SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG - LABI SIFFRE

    THANK YOU FOR HEARING ME - SINEAD O'CONNOR

    AT YOUR SIDE - THE CORRS

    FIX YOU - COLDPLAY

    FALL AT YOUR FEET - CROWDED HOUSE


    Have a good day..........keep dry.................................................................

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

  • Comment number 84.

    #82 But what happened to the new bloggers?
    If they're lurking, they need to know that just wading in to the conversation is perfectly acceptable!

    :D

    Coffee no. 3 beckons...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 85.

    #80 #82 3WW

    AGA warming (_!_)

  • Comment number 86.

    When our labrador Meg, was a puppy, we gave her one of the childrens soft toys, a rather unloved Winnie the Pooh, that she loved very much and took with her everywhere. This toy was eventually lost on a subsequent walk, and despite our searching we couldn't find it....until one day we saw it proudly adorning the local farmers tractor grille. Reminded me of Pam Ayres' fine ode 'Dolly On The Dustcart'.

    Thinking back, how innocent was Saturday night entertainment in the 70's when we all gathered round the TV to listen to Pam Ayres read funny poems?

  • Comment number 87.

    #65 Brilliant Hoffs!

    Ziggy has abandoned work for the day. Holes need to be dug for gate posts and they just fill with water. We are awaiting the collection of a cement mixer so while we wait, Zig and I have been gassing over a coffee. He is a one - not sure how he has fitted so much into his 50-odd years. Not only roadied for Motorhead, but did lighting for Ozzy Osbourne, been in the Black Watch, was a New Age Traveller, has several children, 3 of them born born in the same year, one month apart (and I suspect their birthplace mirrors a Motohead tour schedule). Great stuff.

    Cormorant looking birds eh? When I was a wee child in the 60's, we lived abroad. Fashion and hairstyles were different where we were and, on returning to the UK, my Mum had an embarrassing moment which still causes laughter. She needed a haircut so booked into a rather posh hairdressers in London. Her coat was taken, coffee was provided and the stylist asked what madam would like. My Mum replied "I'd like a sh*g please?". She was firmly told it was NOT that sort of establishment! Well, that's what the hairstyle was called where we had been living!

    Time to pop the heating on I think.....

  • Comment number 88.

    Hmm, they might be cormorants Flo?

  • Comment number 89.

    Morning,


    Humble Me - Norah Jones

    Caught in my shadow - Wonderstuff

    Low - R.E.M

    Ordinary People - John Legend

    Too Shy - Kajagoogoo

    Don't be shy - Cat Stevens

  • Comment number 90.

    Thats really funny Alex.

    You weren't down under were you?? :)

  • Comment number 91.

    #72 Katy - That's good to know :) I'll try and squeeze it in later...

    #77 Florence - TBH I'll probably end up watching the extended version on iThingy too. It's on way past my bedtime, and I never remember to set the recorder :-/

    #65 Hoffs - Love your 3 worder summary :)

  • Comment number 92.

    #87 Alex
    Great Ziggy story! Although I couldn't condone the careless seed spillage. Ahem.

    As for your Mother's description of a hair-style - ooops. Perhaps the word wasn't used in that context in the 60s? Much like 'gay'?

    :^)

  • Comment number 93.

    #77 Flo, they are shags. The crest on the top of their heads is one sign. Although at that distance it isn't easy to tell, they also look completely black to me, which is another sign. A cormorant has a white flash, with a little yellow, around the throat throat.

  • Comment number 94.

    #90 No Sal, Caribbean.

    #92 I think in the UK the word had the same context as today, but we didn't know!!

    There's a 3 worder: careless seed spillage! LOL!!!!!!!! (Do hope Zig doesn't read the blog!)

  • Comment number 95.

    I think Harry is right, on closer inspection :)

  • Comment number 96.

  • Comment number 97.

    #96 Flo - there's a question you don't get asked every day. Answer carefully.

    #87 Alex-G - Ziggy obviously has more than stardust hidden in his denims.

    #75 Hoffs - no, thankfully in my home office!

  • Comment number 98.

    #96 Flo, consider carefully before you answer that one!!

  • Comment number 99.

    Because I'm so late..............................still mensh chasing..............my alignment is with the meek.......modest........lowly.....submissive type of humble...............


    IF YOU WILL HAVE ME - KAISER CHIEFS

    JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BILLY JOEL

    SO YOU WIN AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE

    WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL - RONAN KEATING

    WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER - THE POLICE


    Me done now.....................................................................................

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

    P.S So far behind today............haven't even caught up with comments...........must do better x 100!

  • Comment number 100.

    Blimey.............................nearly got a hat!....................need it today as well!

 

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