Sun. A hint of warmth (though I confess some might come from a few hours of radiator action overnight. I know). A mad and crazy school run full of rude and utterly hopeless drivers, and now some quiet time with you all to restore some balance and sanity.

That's better.

Well The Proclaimers are on today and splendid company Craig and Charlie are too. We go back to those early days of 1987 and 1988 when they first turned up and, to begin with, Radio 1 wasn't too sure what to do with them; after all there weren't too many twins-with-acoustic-guitar-and-tambourine acts around in those Stock Aiken and Waterman days. The early stuff was unlike anything else that was around at the time but seeing them live was an exhilarating experience and they wormed their way into our hearts.

Then Letter From America turned up and they had a huge hit on their hands (single version produced by Gerry Rafferty). They played on my last Radio 1 show and have now appeared with a new 'best of' compilation double album, complete with notes by David Tennant. Singalongadrivetime is expected after 6.

And shall we try WHISTLEBLOWER oldies? I think so.

Have a sunkist and golden Tuesday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 70. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 26 Jun 2013 08:46

    Good morning one and all - tis bright enough but no real blue sky at the moment..........

    What lovely overnight/early morning posts again. I wondered what on earth you were going to say Amelia, when you said you think of me when you change your sheets! But true, nothing like fresh, clean sheets...........

    Oh Jilly - does household insurance cover that kind of damage?

    PW - love the vision of smallest Hoffs, gracefully leaving your shared bed! Little treasure (?!)

    No more biscuit talk, please! I'm doing my very best to resist them but I do love a decent biscuit - the trouble is, the whole packet has a tendancy to disappear................I blame the larder mouse ;0))

    Deebee, I slept well too and Mr even left me to get up on my own, as he is playing golf today for the first time in ages, and I really didn't want to get up at some silly hour.

    Has anyone heard from PoS elsewhere? He seems to have dropped off the radar for a while - and CoffeeBuzz, Lilac Blue. You are missed.............

    Where are you going for your holibobs, Amelia? Will you be popping in to wave every now and then, as you fly by!!

    Now, what time will the new blog be arriving today?

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  • Comment number 69. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 26 Jun 2013 08:29

    Good morning everyone

    Another lovely day here too... the farmers won't think so as they continue to water their crops!

    Like Mandy, I hope the blog is earlier today as I've got loads to do and can't keep hanging about or popping back and forth to check whether it's up.

    Have a nice day everyone!

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  • Comment number 68. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 26 Jun 2013 08:19

    Good Morning Everyone

    A beautiful day here today.

    Oh Jilly, that is rotten about your ipad. You silly mare!! I hope you get it fixed okay.

    Mandy, I think I may have forgotten to congratulate you on your 3 worders - well done!

    Amelia, I have a vision of you running round your garden in your pjs in the dark ;0)

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  • Comment number 67. Posted by Mandy

    on 26 Jun 2013 08:10

    Hi everyone

    Hope the new blog is up early today.

    Thanks for your congrats on the 3 worder biscuit dicussion...am still laughing in my head now! I think Simon wanted an excuse to get some free goodies into the studio! By the way I think German biscuits are worse ( except the white ones with a ginger sponge filling)

    Thanks Amelia for letting know I had another 3 worder last night ( "will win Euro") unfortunately I did not which leads on to todays 3 worder "Didn't win Euro"!

    Deebee, I wonder if there has been a homework sucks question about where "sleeping like a log" comes from?1!!!

    See you on the next page.

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  • Comment number 66. Posted by Deebee

    on 26 Jun 2013 07:45

    Good Morning All

    Slept like the proverbial log last night. Who knew doing not very much was so exhausting...

    Jilly, what a cross-making thing to have happened! As Amelia says I know of an organisation which repairs Apple products for a very reasonable price. I'll look out the details for you later and message you. The only downside is you'd have to send your iPad off to them, but when I had my phone screen repaired they were quite quick.

    Don't stay away too long, KatyMatey.

    ~X~

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  • Comment number 65. Posted by Just Hoffs

    on 26 Jun 2013 06:06

    Oops, sorry, didn't check last post for errors, of which there are many. Pendants, please excuse me. As I was reading through, Smallest turned over, too close to the side of the bed and disappeared slowly and gracefully over the edge, taking the whole duvet with him.

    Have good days all - hope the sun is shining wherever you are.

    (Erm, Amelia and Deebee, I was lucky enough to have the 3 worder thing about hibernation, last autumn)

    Please excuse my manners:

    Mandy - congrats on the 3-worder biscuit discussion. I am with you on the French biscuits.

    Yikes! Talking of autumn - Autumn_Gale is there any news?

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  • Comment number 64. Posted by Just Hoffs

    on 26 Jun 2013 05:55

    Morning all!

    Another quick poop by - just a couple of quick Parish notices:

    Arthur Crown - great name - welcome to the blog. I know exactly what you mean about hearing blogger names when you are a lurker. I am looking forward to Simon reading out your name soon!

    Canute - Phew! Glad to see you back again. Really sorry to hear about all the hassle that you have been having, job-wise. Fingers crossed that you manage to sort things soon and that you manage to stay in Switzerland (if that's where you want to be of course). What lovely (!) things to say about the blog too. Couldn't have put it better myself.

    Deebee - (congrats on the mention) - dog bubble bath? Yes, we have it at our local pet shop too - and the shampoo comes in several different flavours rather like human stuff does. We went for melon and cucumber combination - funnily enough the dogs have stayed away from the fox poo and so it's use hasn't been necessary yet.

    Jilly - Oh no! Poor you with the iPad. I know this may be a dumb question but is it possible to have the screen replaced or would you have to replace the whole thing? Fingers crossed for the former option x

    Lady Bird - you make me chuckle - make sure you keep posting!

    Katy - don't stay away too long please x

    Time to get up, although feeling rather groggy due to a disturbed night - Smallest had several bad dreams and ended up in my bed, where he is tucked up now, sleeping peacefully. I shall leave him there until the last possible moment.......

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  • Comment number 63. Posted by amelia

    on 26 Jun 2013 00:36

    Just out with the smelly borrowed one for his last sniff before bed and the moon popped out from behind a cloud - I have never seen it look quite so astonishingly orange - it popped back behind a cloud before I could grab my camera - at least I only have sheep to witness my running about in the garden in pjs staring at stuff routine.

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  • Comment number 62. Posted by lord gazza

    on 25 Jun 2013 22:09

    hi all

    there wasnt a new blog before i went to work so didnt know the theme

    i see that robson had a lucky win (she be out next round) have you noticed all the british female tennis players are not british,you got robson born in australia,baltasha born in keiv,keothethongs parents fled laos,tara moore born in hong kong and johanna konta born in australia with hungarian roots,competed for australia untill last year when she decided to become british.watson comes from guernsey which is near france and her mum is from papua new guineian,wheres the real british tennis players we cant be that bad at producing home grown talent.

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  • Comment number 61. Posted by amelia

    on 25 Jun 2013 21:47

    Jilly - I know it is just a thing but it is always a miserable thing to happen - they look so ugly with a splintered screen - and if you are like me you will be going HOW ON EARTH DID I MANAGE TO DO THAT - I've dropped the phone not the iPad - I could have wept. They do work remarkably well with a splintered screen - I used Apple to replace mine but I know Deebee used somewhere else to repair her iPhone when a similar calamity occurred.

    Jennie - I think about your every time I change my bed and how if you had all the money in the world you have clean sheets everyday. It hadn't been something that had occurred to before but now it is somewhere near the top of my list.

    Unexpectedly got my grass cut this evening - drizzle all day but it cleared up enough - just as well it would have been jungle like by the time I come back from holiday otherwise.

    Deebee - definately one for blog bingo - I'm sure a blogger has achieved it before but can't think who or for what but well done Mandy regardless. And you had another 3-worder today too Mandy.

    Lady Bird - I too like your new name very much and look forward to seeing you over coffee in the morning for a spot of tune choosing.

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