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Simon Mayo

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  1. It’s Douglas Adams of course. Said by the dolphins as they leave the earth before it’s demolished to make way for a hyper-space bypass. I’m not sure who’s the fish and who’s the earth in this analogy so let’s move on...

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  2. So. Farewell to Nigel. No one else can do food on the radio like Nige. Such a fabulous supporter of British products and producers, such a great member of the team. He goes back, of course, to Chris’s time on the show which makes him the longest runner of all of us. Good luck Nigel.

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  3. Still here, staggering on. My broken boiler still shows no signs of life-it huffs and puffs, bangs and clangs but fails to actually generate any heat.

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  4. So thanks so much for all the warm messages of support here yesterday. Knowing how much our show is enjoyed will send us into the future with a spring in our step. If you could give us time to prepare our genius, that would be appreciated. It’s the last Tunesday today which will be a mighty...

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  5. Well here we are again, however briefly. It is my understanding that, as far as this blog is concerned, sadly the end is nigh. This blog has always been at the heart of everything we’ve done, continuing what Chris Evans started.

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  6. Back for a day! Off for a week! Back for a week! It’s all a bit confusing I grant you but there it is. Not a bad day to be away from the studios you have to say. Round these parts, folk were clogging up the parks and pubs from the early hours. We’re all so grateful having been wrapped up with sc...

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  7. A sunny April morning now, though it was a murky one at 4.30am let me tell you! What was there to be done at that time? Eat toast is the answer (along with marvelling at my own idiocy). It’ll be a long old day (and wearing a suit too, always my favourite thing). Simon Reeve wont be impressed wit...

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  8. Well that was fun. Always enjoy talking to Simon Schama, his enthusiasm for his subjects is always contagious. The BBC’s arts editor might not be quite so enthusiastic (evidently!) but the rest of us can only marvel. And when you see the staggering colours on display, you now know that it is...

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  9. Looks pretty good from here-warmer temperatures, birds are singing, flowers are blooming. Hope your weekend was a fine one all round. Today we really do welcome Simon Schama to the show. We tried to have him on the show a while back, when his Civilisations programme was just starting but it fell...

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  10. Well yesterday’s early start was at least for a purpose-Burton On Trent was looking lovely. Today’s early start was just for the ‘fun’ of it. 3.30 am! What a fabulous time of day this is; always dark, always silent, always knackering. Still, so much to do, let’s put it to good use. Tidy.

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  11. Ridiculously early. Dark outside and just a couple of blackbirds giving their all. The only reason for being up at this time is if you have to go to Stoke. And to be there by 9am. I mean, who really needs to be quite so energetic, so early?

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  12. Morning all. There was a moment last night when Benedict Allen, explorer extraordinaire, explaining about his first Amazon excursion said something like 'I don't know what you were doing in your twenties Simon, but I was off to the desert...'

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  13. It’s a wet Tuesday (of course) but the birds are singing merrily and after yesterday’s RSPB chat, I’m listening out for grasshopper warblers, swifts and nightingales. Nothing yet but I’m enjoying the process.

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  14. Well here we are again. Just the one week off, but a week of quite enough bacon baguettes thank you very much.

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  15. Hey! Back on Monday y’all. Keep on posting...

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  16. I’m blogging away, assuming this will find its way to you, assuming there will be staff to put it online and assuming anyone can be bothered to read it today. Sometimes bank holidays play havoc with all this kind of thing. Thanks to Mark for sitting in yesterday due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’...

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  17. So now it’s wet and cold therefore we can all still eat hot cross buns again. These are the rules folks. Carry on. Today we do some LYNN BOWLES oldies as tomorrow, very sadly, is her last day on Radio 2. She’s been a part of what we do for SO long that it will be weird to think of anyone else j...

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  18. It’s a wet Tuesday! Time to give yourself a treat, buy a hot cross bun or chocolate egg for the kids and then eat it yourself. This is the kind of thing that is a comfort to us all. I’m ahead of myself on egg purchases because no matter how old your kids are, they still expect stuff (and there i...

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  19. Oh hey. Monday morning breaks here with blue skies and budding trees. How was that weekend for y’all? I was playing the support role at Ceramics Art London (driving gingerly, avoiding potholes and breakages) then found myself talking pottery and parenting with Johnny Vegas.

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  20. Friday-ness is a fine feeling, with that Christmas Eve sense of what the next couple of days might hold. They might hold nothing very much to be honest but that can be rather splendid as well.

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