Wrap up well, bloggers! A cold snap (or 'winter' as it's known) is upon us and the bun-fight at the glove and scarf counter is testament to that. And that we've lost precisely one glove since last year. It might even be time for those of us who look foolish in all hats to brave the sneers of our friends and family and don some kind of head gear to keep the heat in. All my family look great in hats, but I sadly an only get away with Lenin/American army/60s folkie style cap and even then small children laugh and point at me in the street. But I don't want get the flu so I will cope with the embarrassment. If you hear someone shout "Is that a Russian revolutionary, Gen Petraeus or Tom Paxton?" it'll probably be me.

And I'm hastening to work. And it's The Hobbit first thing! The first of the new Peter Jackson trilogy awaits this morning/afternoon and I'm hoping it's a belter. I'm watching for work but it's the movie we have booked for child 3's birthday trip to the cinema with chums at the weekend which will be followed by that spicy chicken place. So I have it twice in six days! Go Hobbit.

Then a top Drivetime with Jools Holland! Some live tunes with Jools at the Elton John piano and Ruby Turner at the mic. He starts and closes our show everyday so it's always good to get some complete Jools songs away and you can hear him and Ruby tonight.

And for the tunes, with two more weeks till the big day, we'll start the Yule-theme going with OFFICE PARTY oldies. Who knows if they still happen in the way tradition dictates - maybe it's just a bowl of peanuts and a cup of tea these days.

But you know what's expected...

Have a well-budgeted and well-balanced Monday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 226. Posted by Mrs Hippy

    on 11 Dec 2012 11:01

    Morning all! (just!)

    If anyone is interested. The oldies theme today is CHRISTMAS SHOPPING - as announced on the Drivetime face book page.

    mc x

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  • Comment number 225. Posted by Jilly

    on 11 Dec 2012 09:58

    Oh dear, I'd forgotten about the 'shiny new blog' :o/

    I fear it is going to be one of those days!

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  • Comment number 224. Posted by Just Plain Alice

    on 11 Dec 2012 09:57

    Good Morning all,

    What a...er...surpirse. Miss a day and all change. Not sure about it. I think there is too much whiteness but having said that, my work screen is quite big.

    If there is a NYM can I request a larger / thicker font.

    Ta very muchly.

    A.

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  • Comment number 223. Posted by Parsley

    on 11 Dec 2012 09:23

    I was absent from the blog yesterday afternoon, so it was a complete surprise to find this **** when I logged on this morning. (substitute whatever you wish for ****).
    I can't find anything good to say about the new layout - too much selecting of 'next page', awful colour scheme (I'm already finding it uncomfortable to look at. This will certainly discourage many from contributing, I suspect.

    Back later, perhaps, after I've been for some paracetamol to fight off the inevitable headache.

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  • Comment number 222. Posted by Stressed Erica

    on 11 Dec 2012 09:14

    Morning all, can't talk now but will be back later, still a rubbish blog layout I almost see!

    Play nicely

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  • Comment number 221. Posted by Queen_Autumn

    on 11 Dec 2012 09:14

    Morning all. Busy blog yesterday!

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  • Comment number 220. Posted by Plain Mildred

    on 11 Dec 2012 08:52

    I think someone said they wanted the ratings to work. I'm sure they are well intentioned but there is an element of nice anonymity in blogs, and having positive ratings tends to make some people feel excluded, and negative ratings are just mean (at least in this type of blog). Why can we not all be equal and respected for our own views and banter. We can't all be super-clever and amusing. Blog membership may become much more transient if posts are rated.

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  • Comment number 219. Posted by Deebee

    on 11 Dec 2012 08:25

    Good Morning All

    Cold and frosty this morning.

    So it was true after all... *resigned sigh*

    Hang on though folks - this is still Simon's blog, however bad the format is. If we all jump ship over to FB he will be left here talking to himself. Which would be a bit unfair, as it's not his fault the style has been changed...

    ~X~

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  • Comment number 218. Posted by Gill withagee

    on 11 Dec 2012 07:47

    What the HECK happened to the blog !??
    Me no likey one bit :-(
    Hope your all keeping well peeps. Anyone who thinks im turning my heating off at all today is very misguided, its FREEZING.
    ~gill~

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  • Comment number 217. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 11 Dec 2012 06:08

    Good Morning from a very cold and frosty Scotland! I was hoping for a Bobby Ewing moment this morning but sadly the new blog wasn't a dream.

    Someone mentioned posting on f/b instead of here for choons but unfortunately no access to f/b at work so it looks like I'm stuck with this ;(

    Keep warm and I look forward to what Simon message says this morning (as I do every morning) but.......you know what I mean,

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