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And good morning to all bloggers, old new and vets. A fine weekend I hope. I was (as you may have read here) in beautiful Bath at the Children's Lit Festival and talking to a cool collection of families. Youngsters, slightly-less-than-youngsters and a few bags of sherbet lemons is a fine way to spend a couple of hours.

And then blogger Hoffs and Master Hoffs appeared and photos were taken and all was well. I always enjoy meeting everyone afterwards, although it usually means I miss the train home and a bit of re-jigging is needed. Bath looks fine on most days but in the sunshine of Saturday it was spectacular. Could have stayed all weekend!

Then that night I dreamt I was Art Garfunkel and was lost backstage at the Royal Albert Hall and I wondered if an excess of sherbet can cause such things. Maybe I should stick to fruit gums in future...

Today is book club day and Jacqueline Wilson returns with another hit book for her loyal audience called Emerald Star, the third of her Hetty Feather books. Jacqueline has sold 35 million books, is a former Children's Laureate and a Dame for services to children's literacy. This woman know a thing or two! Some of our younger listeners will be reviewing her book after 6.

And David Blaine oldies please. The illusionist is spending three days and nights standing in the middle of a million volts of electric currents streamed by tesla coils. The stunt is called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On." He is wearing a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier between himself and the electric currents and some scientists have cast doubt as to how dangerous it really is. However, we will play some Blaine-themed tunes on today's show.

Have a sparky and electrifying Monday yourself. See you after 5.

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