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Catches A Weekend Web of Loveliness

Simon Mayo | 09:28 UK time, Friday, 22 June 2012

Friday again my goodness.That was a quick one and a weekend of promise awaits (I think that means I can't remember anything that I'm supposed to be doing but someone will tell me soon). No school run, no art to watch, no exam results to wait for, just sleeping students who are unlikely to be up before the ARF kicks in. I can't remember the last time I slept beyond 7am but that's what a few years on the breakfast shift can do.
It's a 2 show Friday today starting with movies at 2 on 5L. Special guest today is Andrew Garfield who is the new Spiderman in The Amazing Spiderman. And very good he is too. I can't think of any 28 year old actor who could so convincingly be a school kid and then climb buildings. And he is a delight to interview: charming, humble and surprisingly English. Having been brought up in Surrey but born in the USA, his accents are spot on and I think he will win audiences over. Whether it makes the same impact as the last Toby Maguire-based Spiderman is open to question but we are planning a family trip at the earliest opportunity. Go Spidy.
And your All Request Friday awaits at 5. Go on, pick something fabulous.
Have a riveting and sparkly Friday. See you at 5.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Leap up and down (wave your knickers in the air!) - St Cecilia.

  • Comment number 2.

    Or maybe not! It was banned in 1971 and finally played on tv in 1985.

    How about ...

    Mama we're all crazy now - Slade!

    In the summertime (just to remind us thats what it is!) - Mungo Jerry.

    Coco - Sweet.

    Summertime City - Mike Batt.

    Twilight -ELO ?

    Happy Days :)

  • Comment number 3.

    Barbados - Typically tropical.

  • Comment number 4.

    Good morning everyone.

    #1 & #2 Sal, isn't that Jonathan King? Not sure if they're allowed to play his records yet.

    ARFO:

    I WANT YOUR LOVE by TRANSVISION VAMP

    God loves a tryer even if, it seems, the ARFO choon-chooser doesn't :0)

    Be back later.

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Harry.

    I cant see his name in the line up.... goes back to check..

  • Comment number 6.

    Good Morning again

    ARFO?

    EVER THE OPTIMIST - I'd like to request something by FOREIGNER again - never been played as ARFO -

    Lots of choice - Good Openers -

    URGENT

    JUKE BOX HERO

    COLD AS ICE

    FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME

    HEAD GAMES

    HOT BLOODED

    Take your pick!





    Thankyou Kindly ...................

  • Comment number 7.

    Good morning Sal, Harry and everyone!

    A sunny and dry start to the day... hopefully it lasts! I don't envy those people at the Isle of Wight Festival chaos!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-festivals/9348572/Isle-of-Wight-Festival-goers-forced-to-sleep-in-cars-as-rain-chaos-continues.html

    Hmmm.... what tune to pick today?

    For the muddy, wet, but happy, Isle of Wight Festival people....

    SAN FRANCISCO (WEAR SOME FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR) ~ Scott MacKenzie

    HERE COMES THE SUN ~ George Harrison

    SUMMERTIME BLUES ~ Eddie Cochran

    GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN ~ Cyndi Lauper

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi to Billie as well, who wasn't there when I began typing my message!

    I hope Deebee had a good flight to Norway and enjoys her weekend with Mo.

    #99 yesterday, Mo, if you're lurking, I hope you got your Paul Carrack tickets this morning... I bought ours an hour ago, for Valentine's Day, which is the same time he was here last year and the year before, but I think he'll be up your way first!

    Another tune while I'm here....

    IN THE SUMMERTIME ~ Mungo Jerry

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning Greeetings Mr Mayo & ALL Bloggies...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    Mayo Man - Judging by the fact we are in the middle of summer (A UK summer!!!!!!!) looking at the weather forcast.... All yer gonna be able ter do is be indoors on the web this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Taliking of which.... Time for abitta entertainment of interest on the web>>>

    A was listening ter R2 yesterdee and a 'eard this song:

    http://youtu.be/ReKzpMlb_zg

    Suddenly 1 minute 50 seconds inter the tune it 'it me that the main riff is exactly the same as the instrumental riff in this well known song:

    http://youtu.be/japK6UGyYEs

    At 35 seconds inter the tune it is exactly the same except the tempo is slowed down in the first tune, whereas in the second tune the tempo is faster...... But both riffs are the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A like!

  • Comment number 10.

    PS Mayo Man: For the ARF gig opener..... The second song in me #9 blog above would be a good fast start ter any radio show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Glad ter 'elp!

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning all

    ARFO

    PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC - Wild Cherry

    Busier than a busy thing this morning - back later

    T x

  • Comment number 12.

    Morning all. A better day today I hope.

    ARFO: Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

    Will be driving up the M6 when it's on, so I hope to hear a blogpoppet's choice.

  • Comment number 13.

    Good morning, everyone!

    I was a busy buzzy bee yesterday!

    Hoping today won't be as bad, but not holding out too much of that hope.

    ARFO

    AUSTRALIA - MANIC STREET PREACHERS

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 14.

    I'm never sure what constitutes 'fabulous' but I'm getting a vision of Louis Spence unfortunately. I'm thinking fabulous = camp and/or disco. But the ARF equation of ARF=disco almost never computes...but given its my theory I suggest one of these:

    USE IT UP & WEAR IT OUT - Oddyssey

    YOUR DISCO NEEDS YOU - Kylie

    RUBBERBAND MAN - The (Detroit) Spinners

    I AM WHAT I AM - Gloria Gaynor

    Some camp, some disco, some both.

  • Comment number 15.

    Good morning all - cloudy, windy, drizzly........................

    So

    LETS TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER

    would be my ARFO choice.

    See you later

    JW

  • Comment number 16.

    Good Morning One and All;

    My mood is as gloomy as the weather this morning :(

    Been trying to think of something nice to do for my birthday, but the weather forecast for next week looks as mixed a bag as this week. It could all change by Monday though. :-/ I think the seaside if it's sunny, or The Deep (in Hull) if it's not. We took the twins to The Deep a couple of years ago, but only twin 1 liked it, and we didn't really get a chance to appreciate all the different species of marine life, and displays on offer.

    ARFO suggestions...

    SYLVIA - FOCUS

    And

    LONDON CALLING - THE CLASH

  • Comment number 17.

    Morning all,

    The end of the week means next week is the start of a 4 gigs in 3 weeks period.

    Two days off work next week around the John Hiatt gig, back to work for a week with two dashes to town for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Band Perry, then off work for two weeks of shorts on, socks off, feet up, cool lager close to hand while cheering on Wiggins. And a certain Robert Plant gig (jeans back on for that, and socks). Oh and some pounding of the pavements as well.

    Lovely. I'm easily pleased when it comes to my holidays!

    ARFO?

    SIMPLE MAN - Lynyrd Skynyrd :-)

  • Comment number 18.

    Morning All.

    ARFO Suggestions

    'One Way or Another' Blondie

    'Everyday' Buddy Holly

    'Rave On' Buddy Holly

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 19.

    Hiya Everyone!

    ARFO - Good Vibrations - Beach Boys

    Don't get blown away,
    LB,x

  • Comment number 20.

    Morning

    Dreich here again. (Dreich being wet, cold, miserable, misty, generally bleugh). My grass (aka weeds) is loving this weather if nothing else.

    For the first time in weeks I should be near a computer to watch wittertainment stream. 2 hours of peace to watch it in all its flappy handed glory would be fantastic but it rarely seems to happen.

    My main task for the weekend is to fit a new toilet seat (yeah I know, the excitement). Is it me or are they a pain in the whatever to get to fit properly?

    Enjoyed the show last night except for the Barbara Windsor trail. Think it was for the last in the series so hopefully no more, she & it set my teeth on edge.

    Anyway ARFO

    Where is My Mind - Pixies

    I Want to Break Free - Queen

    Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith

  • Comment number 21.

    Good morning all from a cloudy but currently dry place

    Suggestion for todays ARF opener

    GO YOUR OWN WAY = FLEETWOOD MAC
    (For Mick Fleetwood who I believe becomes a pensioner this weekend)

  • Comment number 22.

    Any of the following would be my choice:

    FOCUS - Hocus Pocus
    BILLY IDOL - Hot In The City
    SHOCKING BLUE - Venus
    EXTREME - Hole Hearted (a nice song, rarely played on the radio)
    MADNESS - Wings of a Dove
    JIMMY CLIFF - The Harder They Come

    And apologies to Simon and the team for any confusion that my new name may have caused :o)

  • Comment number 23.

    With a quick hint towards the weather forecast......

    Something better change - The Stranglers!

  • Comment number 24.

    ARFO
    VINDALOO by FAT LES (Chris Moyles played this song this morning, while celebrating
    the year 1998)
    or
    MIDNIGHT IS THE TIME I NEED YOU by DEMIS ROUSSOS (a seldom played song)

  • Comment number 25.

    #24 loveoneanother, do you LISTEN to the show? LOL

  • Comment number 26.

    Lady Lynda - Beach Boys.

  • Comment number 27.

    *Perhaps #24 is an attempt to get Katy to consider awarding ARFO crowns retrospectively? In which case .................... *

    WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN by THE WHO
    CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE by SLADE
    SPIRIT OF RADIO by RUSH


    ;0)

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning All,
    I promised myself I wasn't going to post anything today, but like all 'good' things its addictive.

    Heard this tune during the last bank holiday, played during Tony Blackburns show and I always loved it, still got it as a 12"

    Steve Arrington - Feel so Real.

    Times up got to go.

    Oh look its raining . . . . . .

  • Comment number 29.

    Think you might stand a good chance there Harry ;)

  • Comment number 30.

    Lip up Fatty - Bad Manners.

  • Comment number 31.

    Too many rivers to cross - UB40.

  • Comment number 32.

    #16 Zoe, re 'Sylvia' by Focus, which would be nice to hear.... I have heard Simon say that he likes Focus, but has an instrumental song ever been an ARFO?

  • Comment number 33.

     
    There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears he's Elvis - Kirsty MacColl


    Keep it Country!

  • Comment number 34.

    Or, what about:

    Boz Scaggs— Lido Shuffle
    Andy Grammer— Fine By Me
    Journey— Don't Stop Believing
    The Feeling— Never Be Lonely
    Sting— Spread A Little Happiness
    Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson & Jeremy Jordan— From Here To The Moon And Back
    Dave Edmunds & The Stray Cats— The Race Is On
    Paul Simon— Graceland
    The Eagles— Take It To The Limit
    Maroon 5— Payphone
    David Bowie— Heroes
    Joe Bonamassa— I Got All You Need
    Keith Urban— Days Go By

    Been ages since we heard these on the show! ;0)

  • Comment number 35.

    HAPPY HOUR - THE HOUSEMARTINS :)

  • Comment number 36.

    Hello Simon, team, NYM and fabulous bloggers,

    Sorry for being late today. The llama ate my keys.

    ARFO? Well one of these might be foottappingly headnoddingly good.


    WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN - Style Council

    BEAT SURRENDER - Style Council

    TOWN CALLED MALICE - The Jam

    GOING UNDERGROUND - The Jam

    Alternatively, JOHNNY BE GOOD by Chuck Berry might do the trick, eh?

    Good day all (what's left of it)

    JBG

  • Comment number 37.

    #34 - ooh Harry you are awful ................. but we like you!!

    JW

  • Comment number 38.

    #32 Florence - I thought you might appreciate that one ;-) It is one of the mister's favourites, and Johnnie Walker plays it from time to time on Sounds of the 70s. The mister doesn't own a copy though, funnily enough, but if ever it comes on the radio he will stay and listen to it all the way through. I'm not sure if an instrumental has ever been the ARFO, I seem to think there might have been one, but I'll have to go and check Katy's list to be sure. I see Sir Cumference has also gone for a Focus track at #22, so y'never know!

  • Comment number 39.

    hi all

    arfo tune

    VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR-BUGGLES

  • Comment number 40.

    Hello all !, I think I can safely say ive never returned home from work quite as wet as I did this morning. Afternoon crossing also looking like a washout but nowhere near the standards of this morning.

    ARF ? I'd like to hear THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDEL - OASIS simply for the first line of the second verse which seems quite appropriate at the moment.

    Anyone care to trade me a pair of dry wellies for my soggey ones ?
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 41.

    A late one... wishful thinking!!!

    LONG HOT SUMMER ~ Keith Urban

  • Comment number 42.

    #38 Zoe, I've had a quick look at an old ARFO list and don't recognise an instrumental, so maybe today will be a first for a Focus song for you or Sir Cumference!

  • Comment number 43.

    #33 if we're going country a tune fitting for the present wet conditions

    THE THUNDER ROLLS - GARTH BROOKES

  • Comment number 44.

    #28 Sharon - a fine choice!

    #32 My suggestion of Hocus Pocus has a vocal of sorts. Well, a hysterical yodel. i like Sylvia as well, but figured that as Hocus Pocus is a bit more raucous it might make a suitably noisy opener.

    #24 Harry, I get the feeling you must have a loyalty card for the naughty step...

  • Comment number 45.

    #34 Harry REALLY? Can't see any of them ever being played on R2.

    Tuesday & yesterday, even though I know, when Andy Grammer song started I though, oh Jason Mraz. Song is fine but would prefer to hear Jason himself.

  • Comment number 46.

    Greetings from Lovely Leicestershire.

    Would like to second the suggestion of Blogvet Tortie (#11)...what a belter for the drive home!

    Failing that, how about 'Do Your Thing' by Basement Jaxx?

  • Comment number 47.

    Hi Simon and everyone.

    Apologies for the lateness, I'm afraid I cannot blame the Llama!!!

    Hope Deebee arrived safely to see our very own viking!

    My Blockbusters is building up at a rapid rate on my hard drive as I only get to watch 4 a week at the weekend!

    How about the following for an ARFO:

    1. MY SHARONA - The Knack
    2. BANNERMAN - Blue Mink

    Oh and dont think Vindaloo will be played as the opener Loveoneanother because it was the opener last week!

    Have a lovely weekend folks, I am in charge of the kickboxing club all weekend as my mate is fighting the Germans!!

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 48.

    You know when you have one of those days at work when you've earmarked the day to get some key piece of work done, and then lost of people create a load of problems that you suddenly have to deal with and consequently you make no headway on your intended task?

    That.

  • Comment number 49.

    #42 Florence - There probably hasn't been an instrumental ARFO then, so I doubt Simon qualifies them as being suitably stirring enough :-/

    #44 Sir Cumference - I know Simon has played Hocus Pocus for the oldies theme, in the past, and the yodelling may just push it over the line as far as instrumentals go. I'd be very happy to hear either :-)

  • Comment number 50.

    Gill - did you see #46 yesterday - about your herbs?

    Sun is shining but still windy - where is summer??

    JW

  • Comment number 51.

    Good ARFternoon Each!

    Quick, Paul, before it's too late, get your ARFO in....


    'ROCKARIA' by ELO, please Simon.

    (Whassatime?.....D'OH!)

  • Comment number 52.

    I just tweeted another ARFO suggestion, because I woke up with this song in my head this morning, for some strange reason...

    MODERN GIRL - MEATLOAF

    I was going to suggest it earlier, but I wasn't sure it was ARFO material, but having just listened to it on Youtube, I think it is.

  • Comment number 53.

    It's like the end of the world here at the moment - the rain is throwing it down, the wind is howling and the sun is shining?! All very odd.................

    JW

  • Comment number 54.

    #47 Mandy, I LOVE 'Banner Man' By Blue Mink. "And the Banner Man held the banner high, he was ten feet tall and he touched the sky, I wish that I could be the Banner Man"!!

    I've never had any idea what its about - its got a sort of Paper Lace 'Billy Don't be A Hero' American Civil War vibe going on I reckon.

    I hope its that if its none of mine. It is certainly fabulous. I have it on a CD called Vintage Cheese and its straight after Candy Man!

  • Comment number 55.

    #54 Rostronposkett, I thought it was just about a parade? Am I missing something?

    And I've just listened to it again, and I think it is just about the fun of a parade. Not a bad little song though :0)

    Perhaps we could have "parade" theme one day? Or circuses?

  • Comment number 56.

    How freaky is this weather? We had rain all yesterday and sun all day today and it's still sunny, yet 14 miles way a friend has had oceans of rain and thunder and lightning since before lunch, her road is flooded and she has a power cut because lightning struck a power thingy near her, yet we've not had a drop of rain and not heard a thing!

    What is causing so much rain all the time? The Isle of Wight looked dreadful on the TV but I expect everyone will have a good time in the mud!

  • Comment number 57.

    #55 Harry, its entirely possible I'm making this up but didn't the US Civil war platoons march through the towns to enlist soldiers (a la Paper Lace)? At the front was a banner man with the regimental colours like a trade union type big banner? I might have invented every bit of that but its what I've always thought the song was about! Hey, a circus parade might just spot on too!

  • Comment number 58.

    #57 Rostronposkett, your interpretation sounds perfectly feasible to me, too :0)

  • Comment number 59.

    Never done this before - suggest Matt Monroe's "on days like these" from the Italian job - partly for the Springfield Primary School Float in the Linlithgow Gala Day Procession tomorrow which has an italian theme, and partly ready for Sunday evening.

  • Comment number 60.

    My ARF suggestions, with a nod to the weather we're enjoying...


    REM - Bad Day
    Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
    AC/DC - Thunderstruck
    Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
    The Levellers - Riverflow

  • Comment number 61.

    Afternoon All!

  • Comment number 62.

    50# Thank you Jennie for pointing me in the direction of the magazine. Looks a wealth of information.

    Remember how wet I got this morning at work? well this afternoon was worse, we had WIND too (!) It blew the rain not only under my coat but also into my wellies. I was one soggy lolliy pop lady. Still, 2 hot baths in one day can't be bad.

    Not long till drivetime now, pizza for tea :-)
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 63.

    All, Billie?

    Aha, Hi Gill. I have been listening to some of the weather reports up country. Take care anyone out and about in that.

    I am having an afternoon superscoping ships in the bay. Its sort of anorakish, but entertaining too :)

  • Comment number 64.

    .......from the comfort of my front room, not in the least bit keen about going out in this, even the seagulls are flying in reverse.

  • Comment number 65.

    Homemade pizza base Gill?

  • Comment number 66.

    #63 - Ha! Yes All, Sal - although it didn't take me long to read through!

    How lovely to see Lilac Blue again - even making an ARFO suggestion!

    #25 Harry (& #24!) made me laugh! But you should have been more careful in #34. Remember when you posted Deebee's suggestions for her and you got the mensh?
    We could just as easily hear one of those from that list as tonight's opener!

  • Comment number 67.

    Aha, Eddie Cochrane again!

    Well done Flo.

  • Comment number 68.

    Queen Flo, well done!

    LB,x

  • Comment number 69.

    Welldone ARFO Queen Florence! I curtsy!

  • Comment number 70.

    Evening all - what a day. I've been unbelievably busy, so only just been able to contribute. Just reporting to take over custody of the bloggers' torch for the weekend as it passes into my area. Not sure how the real thing has fared today, although I do know the events for this evening in Blackpool have had to retreat indoors.

    To reflect the process of lighting one bearer's torch from the previous one and the colour of (what little remains of) my hair, my tune for the day (much too late for the ARFO) would have to be NEW FLAME by SIMPLY RED.

  • Comment number 71.

    Quiet day on the blog, then?

    Welcome to all the new bloggers :)

    Many congratulations to the ARFO crown bearer, Queen Flo :)

    Still at work - hopefully not for too much longer. :(

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 72.

    Hearing my ARFO, when I was on my way home in the car, was a big/welcome surprise so thanks Lilac Blue, Billie and Sal and Billie for the congrats!

    I must apologise to Sal that it's Eddie Cochran, but my reason for choosing it was that, although it's lovely here, so many people seem to be suffering from the blues today, with the so-called summer weather, so I thought it was an appropriate title!

    I prefer hearing Summertime Blues to that irritating Muppet that Simon inflicts on us every Friday!!! ;o)

  • Comment number 73.

    Congratulations Blogger Florence or Flogger Borence as Simon also said!

    Queen Flo suits you very well, my dear, as does the crown which you wear with style. Keep it pinned down - with this wind it could fly anywhere!

    JW

  • Comment number 74.

    Thanks Jennie, also CB, who I think is getting married on my birthday... so not much longer to wait, until your special day! Jennie, I think I prefer to be Queen Flo for a week, rather than Flogger Borence!! My crown will stay on OK as we have no wind or rain, so if I wear it when I go down to the beach in a wee while, it will sparkle in the sun that we are very fortunate in having today!

  • Comment number 75.

    Hello!

    Apologies for absinthe - have no note, sorry. Just been v busy. Have only managed to lurk a couple of times and post briefly earlier in the week. Just wanted to pop by to say I heard the ARFO!! Yippee for Florence!! Your majesty*, congratulations.

    So lovely bloggerfolk, have a fab weekend. See you soon xx

    *performs a deep curtsey

  • Comment number 76.

    Congratulations Queen Florence!!!

    How lovely you will look on the beach walking dogpoppets in your crown.

    Sadly didn't hear too much of show due to being in the Vet to get the low down on Jimmy who had been in all day. Insulin up to 2 x 6 mls per day but he's doing well. The vet keeps telling me how lovely and well behaved Jimmy is when he is with them. This must be what it's like for parents on parents' night in school.

    I don't believe they are actually talking about my boy! But really glad he's doing well.

    Have great weekends everyone!

    Cheers!

  • Comment number 77.

    Bloggy problems.

    Just ready back yesterday's tail end of blog. Well done Harry! XX

  • Comment number 78.

    Stay safe everyone out there. The forecast does not look good :0(

    Night all. See you tomorrow.

    JW

  • Comment number 79.

    All hail Queen Florence !!!!!
    Night night all xxx
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 80.

    Hi Hoffs, Shona and Gill Withagee, just popped in after a late night out, to say 'thanks' - no need to curtsey though, Hoffs! The crown was sparkling on my beach walk this afternoon as the sun was glinting off the water and hitting the sparkly bits that Deebee had polished to within an inch of their life! ;o)

    Night night everyone xx

  • Comment number 81.

    Well congratulations to Queen FloBo, no you are right, a week of that would just be annoying. Queen Flo much more becoming *offers to polish crown*

    But do you really not like the muppets? It makes me smile every week.

  • Comment number 82.

    Good Morning, good morning.

    Here's a great way to start the day, get your cornflakes and join in :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK52qGcpdzo&feature=related

  • Comment number 83.

    Good morning all - hope everyone escaped the rain last night

    Are you sure Sal??!

    JW

  • Comment number 84.

    It was a tough challenge Jennie, but I think I kept up with the 'spoon action!' ;)

    I've been looking at the rain radar, see its still looming heavily over some parts of the country. Lucky, so far here.....

  • Comment number 85.

    Good Morning All

    Norway calling... I am having a lovely time here with Mo! I've got a feeling four days isn't going to be enough! We went on a fjord cruise yesterday - took loads of photos and hopefully one or two will be good enough to post on here next week... And then we went to have dinner with one of her friends, which was lovely. Is that too many 'lovely's? I don't care...

    ;o)

    Congratulations to Flo for the ARFO!

    #82 LOL! Good one, Sal! I love the Muppets, and I agree with Wendy - the "Mna Mna" song always makes me smile.

    Have a good Saturday everyone.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 86.

    Glad to hear you are having a lovely time in Norway with Mo, Deebee. I am sure your photos will be good enough for us all to share in your weekend!

    JW

  • Comment number 87.

    Good morning everyone.

    Could anyone with a hotline to the Man (or Woman) up there make a request for it stop raining now, please? Our rivers are way too high for comfort. One riverside restaurant is already underwater; the Derwent is dangerously close to flooding; and, the Cocker is within 18" of bursting its banks on our side.

    The 1 in 1000 year event should still be at least 997 years away.

    Hope no one else on the blog is in imminent need of water wings!

  • Comment number 88.

    OOh, thats not good Harry.

    Wishing you all well. Having lived in an area, that was once washed away by a huge flood disaster, I know how you must be feeling, watching that water level. I hope it starts to drop as soon as.

  • Comment number 89.

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  • Comment number 90.

    Oh Harry, I hope the rain gods decide to have a holiday and spare you another visit - everything crossed for you ........................

    JW

  • Comment number 91.

    Good morning everyone from a thankfully dry part of Scotland... no rain here. Harry, I do feel sorry for you the people who are in flooded areas that include friends of ours in Todmorden and Carleton... they're having a bad time with rivers bursting at the seams. When will it all end?

    We're going across to Fife to watch the British Superbikes, where thankfully it was dry for them yesterday and looks like showery today and dry tomorrow, but Knockhill has its own micro-climate, so does its own thing. If the sheep are up the top of the hill it will be dry and if they're mooching around near the bottom, it will probably rain!

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/today.asp?zipcode=Dunfermline

    Pleased to hear Deebee is having a lovely time and I look forward to seeing pics.

    Shona, I hope Wee Willy continues to cope well with his diabetes.

    Fingers crossed for Harry and anyone else suffering from the rain, that it stops soon!

    x

  • Comment number 92.

    Hello All,

    Congratulations on the ARF crown Florence

    Harry, hope the rain and flooding eases for you, not at all nice

  • Comment number 93.

    And, relax ................... for the moment.

    River levels are going down at the moment the the risk of flooding has abated. As long as we don't have much rain tonight (and the forecast is mixed) we should be alright.

    Thank you all for your good wishes.

  • Comment number 94.

    Aha, a perfick time to poop by.

    Big phew Harry :)

  • Comment number 95.

    Receiving vicarious pleasure reading of Deebee and Mo's adventure.

    2nd big phew Harry!

    LB,x

  • Comment number 96.

    Aww Harry - thinking of you and all those lovely books. That flippin' Lympic torch seems to be leaving a trail of devastation in its wake ... think I'll ignore it for a few days :)

    Good to see you Lilac Blue :)



    ... and Florence! Yay - a *s*p*a*r*k*l* ARFO crown for you m'lady
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  • Comment number 97.

    Good Afternoon Saturday Bloggers

    Harry - relieved to read your post #93 - your #87 was scary! Hope the rain holds off.

    Hello Lilac Blue. Nice to see you.

    Good to hear that Mo & Deebee are enjoying themselves.

    The weather here is being kind - actually.

  • Comment number 98.

    Afternoon Troops

    Oh Harry, stay safe. I hope the weather improves for you.

    Dunfermline Flo? A hop, skip and a jump and you could be having a coffee Chez Shona. And ahem Little Jimmy's little willy didn't cope too well in the night but he seems okay today.

    Glad to see Deebee and Mo are having a lovely, lovely time. (Is that a lovely too many?)

    Nice to see you're back in the fold Lilac Blue and what a brilliant crown for Queen Flo.

    Missed POTPs today so no shout out from Uncle Tony.

  • Comment number 99.

    Well, if tomorrow is supposed to be the wet day, I'd like to know what they describe today as?

    I've just been out to rescue Dylan (wabbit) during a monsoon downpour, couldn't find him anywhere. So, came back in drenched to the bone, think 'drowned rat' look, just about sums it up. Looking back up the garden, there he is sitting under the rhubarb leaves, merrily munching away. Yes rhubarb, the plant wabbits aren't supposed to eat, but he has a munch of it every day, I think he has got cast iron innards!

    Happy Days :)

  • Comment number 100.

    Oh and a casual remark from a neighbour today.....

    ' I see you're gardening with your clothes on!'

    What can he mean??

 

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