It's the small things that get to you. You try to make sure you get the big parenting issues right (providing a house, food, clothes etc) and then you do something like forget it's games on Wednesday NOT TUESDAY. So consequently child 3 will spend all day being the only one ready for football/hockey/rugby which, as any fool knows, is tomorrow. I think we all know that it is days like this that children remember for a long time and are likely to quote back at you for many years to come. My folks got my first day of school wrong (everyone else had been there a day) and that was that. I never caught up. That was 1964. You see my point.
This morning it's 'On The Road' a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel starring Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart (during which I shall ignore texts from all offspring as it is against the code of conduct and not because I don't want to go home, get the uniform, and take it to school). Then to R2 and today's show which features Robert Cray, described by Rolling Stone as 'one of the greatest guitarists of his generation'. He's performed with Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Tina Turner et al and has just released a new Robert Cray Band album 'Nothing But Love' and he's touring here next year. I've never met him before but hear great things! Mr Cray at 6.
And oldies today please for THE STIFF UPPER LIP. Ian Hislop has a series tonight on BBC2 on whether we Brits still have the emotional restraint of former generations. It would seem that we don't - Saturday night TV never seems complete without floods of tears from some happy/sad contestant who has just been accepted/rejected by a talent/talentless judge. So the stiff upper lip it is, over to you.
Have a nimble and deft Tuesday (a non-games day you know), see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 144. Posted by Katy

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:46

    Hi Tortie, Suziee and Deebeedeebs!


    Flo - Another one for the Autumn Collection..
    Please Copy&Save both versions [and improve] and use if you want ... I'm unlikely to be here on a regular basis
    :^)



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  • Comment number 143. Posted by Deebee

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:42

    Good Morning All

    #Oldiestheme is FIRST US PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. Get your thinking caps on...

    :o)

    Nice hat, KatyMatey.

    ~X~

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  • Comment number 142. Posted by Suzieeeee

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:40

    MORNING ALL!!
    Back on parade after a trip to Italy (35 degrees believe it or not..)
    Lovely to be back in the fold - 1st day back at work was yesterday, but it was HELL.
    Will have a read back and catch up... {{hugs}} and stuff to all who need it (Mr e has man-flu, amongst many I know) and a cheery wave to those enjoying the leaf-kicking, puddle-spashing autumn I have come back from my travels to find!

    See you all later on t'other side as it were

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  • Comment number 141. Posted by Tortie Cat

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:39

    Morning all

    Loving the new hat Katy!

    Sunny and cold here this morning; a lovely autumnal day.

    I survived the dentist, but have to go back for a re-match in a couple of weeks!

    Hoffs - what was your talking text about? Sorry, I missed that bit of the show!

    T x

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  • Comment number 140. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:38

    Hi Katy

    Keep us posted as I can't access tweeties or facecloth at work ;(

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  • Comment number 139. Posted by Katy

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:32

    Hi Shoners and Flopoppet ... no tweetword yet from the Dude regarding today's theme.

    Must've been a lengthy schoolrun

    :^)

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  • Comment number 138. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:23

    #137 That's exactly what happened Flo. X

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  • Comment number 137. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:20

    Shona, it probably took off in the wind!

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  • Comment number 136. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:19

    #134 Here's the missing "q" I dropped on the floor

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  • Comment number 135. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 3 Oct 2012 08:15

    Good morning everyone

    Our weather is also autumnal, a chilly wind, but sunny to take my mind off the cold!

    Love your new hat, Katy... I can't wait to see the rest of your autumnal collection!

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