On with the weekend. Just a Friday to navigate first with the movies coming first and Ricky Gervais talking Muppets. The last Muppets film was such a hit and so joyful, it was always going to be a tough job to match it and it doesn't. There are some great bits - notably the opening song about how sequels are always disappointing - but it never hits the highs of The Muppets in 2011. Ricky G is on the show and I prove to him that I am a bigger Muppets fan than he is. In my opinion. It's my ownership of the original Muppet album on vinyl which proves the bone of contention here. Mahna Mahna indeed. It's also 5Live's 20th anniversary today which may well get a few mentions...

Then some ARF action with 1968 selected as your ARFO year. I'm in primary school (a gold star reader by the way) and had no awareness of newly launched Ford Escort, the 'I'm Backing Britain' campaign or the first Isle of Wight Festival. I do remember West Brom winning the FA Cup and Alec Rose sailing single-handedly around the world; this led to the joke (was it Basil Brush?) 'Rise Sir Alec' said the Queen and so Sir Alec Rose. Now that's funny. Your toppermost 1968 song which is noisy and fast enough to kick off everyone's weekend.

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  • Comment number 184. Posted by Shona W

    on 31 Mar 2014 07:51

    Can someone post here if Simon tweets anything please?

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  • Comment number 183. Posted by Stressed Erica

    on 31 Mar 2014 07:00

    Good morning. Has the daylight painter gone on his/her holidays? We have grey (fog) again; 3 days on the trot.

    I was a bit hasty last night and forgot to say 'Hello!' to p_c. Nice to see you and good to hear you're over your bug.

    I think the birds are singing louder this morning, perhaps they think they need to to be heard through the thick air.

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  • Comment number 182. Posted by Shona W

    on 31 Mar 2014 05:39

    Good morning everyone. By rights, I should still be under the duvet. The sky is so dark and low here this morning too.

    Pesky hour forward.

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  • Comment number 181. Posted by amelia

    on 31 Mar 2014 00:12

    WHY OH WHY OH WHY do I notice the erroneous apostrophe a millisecond after posting?!?!?!

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  • Comment number 180. Posted by amelia

    on 31 Mar 2014 00:08

    Do you think it would work if we pretend tomorrow is Sunday? I love the evening light but earlier mornings are meh.

    I'm full of the exuberance that only comes from a sunny walk on a spring day. Albeit my feet almost fell off having to wade through 150 yards of freezing, knee high water. The alternative was a 3 mile detour. And at least it was walking sandals not shoes.

    And my much loved & used but 6 year old imac has breathed it's last I fear after not being that well for a while. I think I'm off to Belfast this week ...

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  • Comment number 179. Posted by perfect_circle

    on 30 Mar 2014 22:35

    Hi again ladies. Jennie - I have 2 more weeks of term and two much longed for weeks off. And it will be wonderful to see Shona in this neck of the woods during my hols. Not sure I appreciated the buttock squeezing reference, though!! That had a whole other significance for me when I was ill!! TMI I know. Erica - I am glad you were spoiled!!

    I had better start thinking about bed, I suppose. This blessed time change plays havoc with my body clock. Grrrr!

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  • Comment number 178. Posted by Stressed Erica

    on 30 Mar 2014 21:44

    Whilst out with the hounds and snapping a few photos this afternoon it suddenly occurred to me, don't ask me why, that I don't remember PSL telling us how the ballet, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake I seem to recall, went? It could have been that I missed it because I was having a busy spell but I'd love to know, it sounds fantastic. Did you enjoy it Posh?

    Lovely Mother's Day. Spoiled by Miss Stressling in particular. Lots of chocs and some very pretty flowers and a couple of CDs, then out to our local Indian restaurant for a very nice Xacuti chicken. I am a very very lucky mum.

    Night night all x

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  • Comment number 177. Posted by Shona W

    on 30 Mar 2014 21:36

    Night night here too Jennie ! PC take care of yourself and I look forward to seeing you soon!

    *squeezes buttocks in excitement*

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  • Comment number 176. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 30 Mar 2014 21:22

    Sorry to hear that you've not been well, p_c - when do you break up for Easter? Look after yourself.

    I hope Simon's gardening went well and he that he didn't get lost in the undergrowth!

    Off to bed soon.

    SYITM

    Sweet dreams

    JW xx

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  • Comment number 175. Posted by perfect_circle

    on 30 Mar 2014 20:24

    Evening fine bloggers. Just a short visit to say hi. I am thankful to be sitting in my armchair after 3 days in bed with a nasty gastric bug. Which has left me as weak as water, but hey ho! Somehow I managed to tidy up and clean the kitchen, and my bed and I are fresh and clean.

    I hope all the blog mums were spoiled rotten!!

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