Back in the saddle. Back in the smoke. Had a great time in Cornwall and met a stack load of Drivetime listeners as well as, shall we say, future Drivetime listeners (i.e school kids). Via Sherborne, Yeovil, Truro, St Mawes, Exeter, Tregeny and Bude I picked up my own body weight in cream teas and pasties. If there's a health food that Devon and Cornwall specialises in, I wasn't offered any. I don't think there were any bloggers in queues and apologies if I missed you. Didn't hear the show yesterday, I trust all good and lovely and Liza a hoot as usual.
Normal service resumes today with Ben Elton as my guest after 6. He's written a monster of a novel called 'Two Brothers' about , unsurprisingly, two brothers separated by war. They are twins born into the chaos of Weimar Germany with one ending up fighting for Hitler, the other fighting for Britain. Far fetched you might think, apart from the fact that it actually happened to two of Ben's uncles. As such it is the story he's been waiting to write a long time. He's always good company, so hope you enjoy Ben after 6.
And so BROTHERS will work for our oldies today please, which we will scatter liberally over 2 hours.
Have a flamboyant and daring Tuesday, I'm off to watch Twilight. See you after 5.

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  • Comment number 82. Posted by ponyclubmum

    on 14 Nov 2012 09:55

    Glad Simon you enjoyed your time down here in the West Country.

    On the food front, our healthier diet options come in the form of freshly caught fish, crab etc. (although most locals still buy theirs from supermarkets, I suspect). Devon and Cornwall do have some wonderful meat producers. the Tamar valley is well known for its soft fruit production and both Devon and Cornwall have highly successful vineyards.

    Clotted Cream and Cornish Pasties are pretty awesome however.

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  • Comment number 81. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 14 Nov 2012 09:28

    Good morning everyone

    I've just been listening to Chris Evans' programme with the fund-raising for Children in Need and people have been invited to text in for the dine, disco and Gary Barlow in CE's pub and the cost of the text is £2.50 but only about £1.50 goes to CiN, so where does the rest go?

    I have texted The One Show for their youngsters' Rickshaw Ride challenge and the whole of the cost of the text goes to CiN, so I wonder why this doesn't happen on CE's show....

    I hope everyone who will be answering the phones on Friday enjoys themselves.

    x

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  • Comment number 80. Posted by Suzieeeee

    on 14 Nov 2012 09:04

    #63 #67 it could have been so very very much worse!!

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  • Comment number 79. Posted by Suzieeeee

    on 14 Nov 2012 09:01

    #75 Stilettos? work? those words rarely coincide in my workplace - how do the boys feel about gals turning up in stilettos? Ah, yes, ok fair point.
    Not great cycling gear stilettos, they can get stuck in the pedal and you come acropper. That's my excuse anyway.

    Mwah

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  • Comment number 78. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 14 Nov 2012 09:01

    Good morning all - cloudy but mild day

    Hope your day is better today Amelia!

    I'm glad #3Good child didn't get too much of a telling-off - I think it made most of us chuckle!

    See you over the page.

    JW

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  • Comment number 77. Posted by Suzieeeee

    on 14 Nov 2012 08:55

    Morning all!
    There is was an extra-ordinary René Magritte quality to the sky this morning at 7.30am
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Empire_of_Light

    A style copied so reverently on Jackson Browne's LP (can we still say LP??) Late for the sky.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_for_the_Sky

    Anywho, enough bantering on about skies, Grandson Freddie is visited and held - and he's being tube fed (only 5lb 11oz) as he shows no sign of demanding food - but still recovering for his early arrival, I guess. If they bring food to him, he may well be there till he's about 16!

    Sometime yesterday I lost my work card (to get in, lock bike away, buy food/drink) as I remember taking it off at some stage so it wasn't in the photos - plz can you all look out for it?

    Tak, as they say in 'The Killing' or 'The Bridge' (Killing 3 back on TV this Saturday!!)

    Laters, over the page.

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  • Comment number 76. Posted by John B Good

    on 14 Nov 2012 08:54

    Morning all

    Well, I haven't managed to listen to last night's episode, but it looks like a "meh" night for the blog, with a few OSM's flying around. Quiet on the blog too.

    GoodBoy#3 has been chastised - although not very much as it made me giggle too, wondering what you were all thinking. #71 Shona - yes, I've been officially fraped.

    90 years of the BBC today, and it seems his Lordship is at the Science Museum. How ironic for this anniversary to come in a week when the BBC is making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. (Although I can't help thinking there are too many journalists caught in their own bubble reporting it like a major world crisis. Just get on and do your jobs and broadcast some stuff please - you're not saving lives or delivering world peace)

    Anyway, must get on. Amelia, hope you day is better than yesterday!

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  • Comment number 75. Posted by Queen_Autumn

    on 14 Nov 2012 07:43

    Morning all

    Shona - I hope you get the chance to check in before you head off. Have a wonderful time :))

    Amelia - sorry to hear you're having a pants couple of days.

    Very busy here so didn't catch the show at all yesterday except 20mins between 6.30 & 6.50 when I was driving home - I didn't hear any menshes though.

    We're doing 'pyjamas for Pudsie' today, so I still feeling as though I should be in bed. You can't underestimate the psychological effect of putting on smart clothes and strapping on a pair of stilettoes to get you in the 'work' frame of mind.

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  • Comment number 74. Posted by lord gazza

    on 14 Nov 2012 02:23

    i see all bbc radios stations are doing something at 5.33 its about the bbc radio at 90,
    does anyone remember the first show on the radio lol.

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  • Comment number 73. Posted by amelia

    on 14 Nov 2012 00:25

    Ha! Shona wwwwwwww was your mention.

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