Half term finished (in as much as it existed at all) and the dank and cold weekend done for. More geocaching was required of course (see last week) and our best find was a wonderful small silver capsule operated by a pulley system half way up a tree. Very clever and a round of applause for its creator. We celebrated by eating chips-Matt would have been so proud. There isn't much you can do in the pouring October rain to raise a smile but this was certainly one of them. More soon.
The other main occupation was reading the new Ian Rankin novel 'Standing In Another Man's Grave' which is another Rebus novel and the next bookclub choice. It really is terrific and well worth you looking at the free sample available here. Fans of Rebus won't need too much persuading of course but I'd forgotten what it is like to get half way through a book and feel as though you've smoked 60 cigarettes and drunk the best part of a bottle of whisky. Great detective, bad health choices. And the A9 sounds like a road worth avoiding.
Today we welcome comedian Roy Walker to drivetime. He won New Faces in 1977 and went on to feature regularly in The Comedians and then hosted Catchphrase. There's a 40th anniversary Comedians dvd around which was recorded at the Blackpool Grand Theatre last year and Roy will tell all tonight.
And oldies for the DARK please. The hour has been lost and drivetime is a show in darkness again. Allow us to light your path home (I can't believe I wrote that).
Have an enlightened and stimulating Monday. See you after 5

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  • Comment number 115. Posted by The-Extra-Value-Bingo-Star-ere

    on 30 Oct 2012 14:20

    Afternoon Ter Mayo Man & ALL...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    Mayo Man - Yes INDEED a stressful time 'aving yer 'ouse done but try doing it yersen and being out in freezing weather at this time of year doing yer 'ouse!!!!!
    The BIG question is do yer do it yersen and keep the wallet full (minus materials costings) or pay builders ter do it!!!!!
    If a wazza busy DJ 'osting a at time sinternational worldwide radio show and definately a national radio for sure a would chooose the latter!!!!!
    Good choice pal ;-)))

    As for 4G???? Does this mean that 5 years ago when a was told me super dooper super dooooper super 3G is a load of not good super dooper stuff??????
    Forgeet 4G.... A want 5G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Firstly - Thank you for all the kind words yesterdee!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Deebee - Just seen now... Someone's birthdee yesterdee.... Let me wish you a 'APPY BIRTHDEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (for yesterdee)

    Mandy - Also a 'APPY BIRTHDEE for yesterdee too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Suzie With A Zeeeee - On dogs and cats... Yes a agree dogs need more work that's why we've always 'ad cats!!!!!!!!
    The issue with them doing their business cats normally just do it descreetly in the garden or in a litter tray.... Dogs more of a 'andful!!!!!!
    And like yer say not all owners that responsible!!!!!!!
    'ad an incidnetation last week..... A was out cycling near the sea.... There's the lovely sea front path/ cycle path!!!!
    But on one section it splits... The lower footpath only.... The top cycle path only and the cycle path very narrow!!!!!!!
    If ever a carry on on the lower path people moan at me/ make remarks this is not a cycle path a should be up there!!!!!!
    Now a always cycle on the upper cycle only path.... Only problem.... Despite clear signs people walk on it!!!!!
    Most are good.... But a came across two ladies walking their dogs who would not move aside.... So the only way to pass was afte rlsoing all me speed and momentum..... Go around them on the grass!!!!!!
    A didn't say a word as am not one to cause confrontation..... So around a went!!!!!!!
    But ter add insult ter injury.... As a went on the grass a picked up dog stuff on me front wheel!!!!!!!!!!!! :-((((((((((((((
    A VERY unhappy Bingo Star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Then at risk of some flying up into me when back at speed a crried on!!!!!!
    Luckily none did.....
    But when a got 'ome a 'ad ter spend 10 mins washing me tyre tread ter get all the 'stuff' out!!!!!!!!

    Next time am gonna be more vocal after that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Soz for drifting inter a rant but no wonder after drifitng inter.... Dog stuff!!!!

    'aving said all the above.... It's the owners who don't look after dogs or cats who are at blame not the animals!!!!!!
    A know dogs are more 'uman like than cats... The classic farmers sheep dog springs ter mind (aswell as around a field gahtering sheep).... The one thing ave noticed is black and white dogs and cats are more friendly.... More inteligent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've seen black and white sheep dogs so intelligent with their farmer!!!!!!!
    And over the years we've 'ad many cats since I was a small child.... always 'ad two cats of different ages!!!!!!
    There's a reason for everthing in life and it's no coincidence Sylvester the cat and Tom from Tom & Jerry was black and white and the Felix advert cat!!!!!!!!
    The black and white's are more mischevious and intelligent!!!!!!!!!!

    A think a capture that abit in my own Tom on some of me phots the way 'e would look right into my eyes with such a talkative expression!!!!!!

    Thanks again:

    Deebee, Jennie Wren, Tortie Cat, Molly Coddle, Autumn Gale, Amelia, Parcley Cat, Perfect Circle, Lilac Blue, Sir Cumference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Comment number 114. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 30 Oct 2012 09:35

    Morning everyone

    #111 Deebee, no I didn't know that my pictures show up if Simon's name is Googled... how funny... but maybe not funny to people who are looking for pics of Simon!

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  • Comment number 113. Posted by Queen_Autumn

    on 30 Oct 2012 09:18

    Morning all. Sunny day here too: started chilly but by the time I'd run 4km it was feeling decidedly warmer..... Or maybe that was just me! I'm 80% of the way to my target of running 5km by my birthday in January and as you can imagine, am feeling extraordinarily proud of myself.

    Deebee - prolong that birthday feeling, treat yourself to a glass of bubbly at lunchtime :)

    Some ironing to get on with now. See you all on the new blog....

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  • Comment number 112. Posted by Suzieeeee

    on 30 Oct 2012 09:11

    Morning!!
    Stonking bright clear autumnal day here - the leaves are so bright my retina is complaining!
    Calling all HUGO SPEER FANS
    Listen to this:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vcprb
    A R4 radio play - yes, it's true you don't get to LOOK at him buy hey, it's his voice...
    See you on t'other side - and hope Deebee's post-b'day head ain't too bad :-/

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  • Comment number 111. Posted by Deebee

    on 30 Oct 2012 08:30

    Good Morning All

    Feeling a bit 'morning after the day before' this morning - realising how old I now am... oh well, it's just a number... And at least the sun is shining this morning, although it was a bit nippy when I walked the dogpoppet earlier.

    #109 Thanks Florence, and #110 thanks Gazza. Florence - by the way I've been meaning to say, did you know that if you G**gle our leader some of your pictures that you've posted on here are there?

    See you over the page.

    ~X~

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  • Comment number 110. Posted by lord gazza

    on 29 Oct 2012 22:50

    hi all

    i got a mention yippee

    deebee hope you had a good birthday xx

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  • Comment number 109. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 29 Oct 2012 22:29

    Hi everyone

    Out all day so no blogging for me. Well done to everyone who had tunes played.

    I want to wish Deebee a Happy Birthday and hope you've had a lovely day....

    http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/311264_10151481384863502_1870023763_n.jpg

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  • Comment number 108. Posted by ~f117649d684052e16fff726d7fd7bbf00cd8c34b

    on 29 Oct 2012 21:03

    On simons show last week a guy was on about a new heater,how can i get the name of the heater,sounded like (snugling heater)

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  • Comment number 107. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 29 Oct 2012 20:34

    Congratulations to all menshees - loads of you tonight and double menshees too!

    Have great evenings all

    Weigh day tomorrow so see you later.

    JW

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  • Comment number 106. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 29 Oct 2012 19:57

    What a great night for blog menshes! Well done everyone.

    Won't see you tomorrow unfortunately as I'm heading to Edinburgh for an all day meeting.

    Catch you when I can ;0)

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