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Playing: Cool Papa Bell by Paul Simon
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Hello and greetings from the estate. Or to be more accurate, my sickbed within the estate. I have spent most of the weekend indisposed, I will spare you the details. The GP may have a few things to say before the show but assuming he gives the all clear, all will be well. Well, nearly well anyway.
Plenty of time to catch up on reading then, so let me mention again our book choice which is "The Age Of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker. She's a former book editor at a publisher's and wrote the book early in the morning before work, sometimes on the subway. It's about 'the slowing' of the earth- it's spinning has, inexplicably, started to slow down resulting in longer days. Gravity and tides are thrown into chaos; life in general is about to change for ever. We see this through the eyes of 11 year old Julia, an only child and keen observer of friends, family and the increasing chaos of the world outside. Read a chapter here! Then hear Kate after 6. There'll be a webchat too, once she's finished on air.
And oldies today please (as seems annually appropriate) on the joys of WIMBLEDON. The best way to forget the nonsense and disappointment of the football is to enjoy an iconic festival of sport from SW19. Your tennis,tantrum and strawberry based tunes please.
Have a jolly and spirited Monday, see you (GP willing) at 5.

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  • Comment number 144. Posted by untalentedmrripley

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:47

    I might correct all the mistakes then too.

    Rips.

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  • Comment number 143. Posted by untalentedmrripley

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:43

    Morning All,

    First time I've blogged in a long time, but to back up my Twitter request for today's Sports day related tuneage.

    Any chance you could go with Cake - The Distance?
    Appropriate and awesome on equal measure.

    I'll return later to copy and paste this on to today's blog, such is my desperation to hear this song in the radio again.

    Hope you're all well

    Rips

    x

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  • Comment number 142. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:30

    #140 Ahhh perfect Coffeebuzz. Thank you

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  • Comment number 141. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:30

    Good morning everyone

    Another glorious start to the day... hope it's not too bright to last!

    Hopefully Simon and poorly blogpoppets will be feeling better today.

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  • Comment number 140. Posted by coffeeBuzz

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:29

    #138 Shona...

    ....sss
    ...SSS
    C|@@|
    ...\___/

    --
    cBzz

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  • Comment number 139. Posted by KatyHat

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:28

    #135 AutumnGale - thanks- yours was one of the few I'd made a note of --- and
    What You Are Doing Today ..


    is the #OldiesTheme

    Sports Day.


    Line em up blogpopsters!

    :^)

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  • Comment number 138. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:23

    Clickety click here too Coffeebuzz

    Mine's white with no sugar thanks.

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  • Comment number 137. Posted by coffeeBuzz

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:22

    Good morning everyone!

    #136 *clickety-click* from Aberdeen, certainly.

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

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  • Comment number 136. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 26 Jun 2012 08:17

    Am I hearing everyone clicking the refresh button up and down the country?

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  • Comment number 135. Posted by Queen_Autumn

    on 26 Jun 2012 07:23

    Morning all. It's sports day all day, which necessitates me being 'out in the field' (to coin Shona's phrase). I won't share my opinion regarding that decision ........

    I won't get the chance to choon-chase I don't think and I'm at a school thing this evening so won't hear much of the show either :( Roll on the holidays.

    As I'm in the same part of the world as Gazza, next Monday for the torch here too.

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