So here's the thing. Child three is a teenager from today. A big deal all round of course and I can reliably inform you that the teenage mystique is as strong as ever. Part child, part adult, it is the joy and privilege of the parent to keep them on the straight and narrow.

Having had two of them already, it would be nice to think that we know what we are doing. But then they're all different and we will doubtless be just as flummoxed as anyone else when faced with the usual party/film/friends/tattoo/piercings/work/girls/boys dilemmas. And try not to mess it all up too often. When I woke him up this morning, he told me he needed a few more minutes in bed 'because of the hormones'.

So today is another top show from your Drivetime team with our Bookclub review of the year; some good picks and favourites coming your way. If you have a favourite book of 2012, one that you'd happily recommend to the rest of us, please mention it here!

Title, author and a couple of lines about why it was so good, please, and we'll get a good feeling about the what you're all enjoying/have enjoyed. And if it was a 2012 publication, so much the better!

And oldies please on the theme of WINTER (cue the 'it's not winter yet' argument from Rebecca and the 'it SO is, the Met Office says so' riposte from me). Definitely not Christmas obviously, but anything else that fits the coldest season please.

Have an encouraging and well-balanced Monday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 108. Posted by Queen_Autumn

    on 4 Dec 2012 10:01

    Morning folks.

    Sorry to hear there's illness about. I've been sneezing a lot this morning - I hope it's just something 'getting up my nose' rather than the harbinger of a full-on cold.

    Not so cold here - no frost and it's turned into a bright and sunny morning. I didn't hear much of the show last night although I think I was OSM for Foreigner. Congrats to any that did get a mensh. Although with all the festive name changes I'm lost as to who's who!

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  • Comment number 107. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 4 Dec 2012 10:00

    Thats a lot of hoping John. I hope so too :)

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  • Comment number 106. Posted by John B Good

    on 4 Dec 2012 09:59

    Morning all

    Quick poop by, as I'm super busy today. GoodChild#2 safely collected from LGW, and accompanied by a fine mensh for the Mumfords for me and Amelia, huzzah!

    And after yesterday's blog delay, I saw a "courtesy holding" tweet just now from his Lordship.

    "For Drivetime bloggers. The wheels are turning... "

    How very considerate.

    Hoping that those who are ill are getting better, and those who are cold will get warmer, and those who are feeling down will feel more up, and those who drop by occasionally will drop by more often.

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  • Comment number 105. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 4 Dec 2012 09:53

    Sal, it looks like the rain on your chart should miss our little corner on the coast and stay out in the North Sea!

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  • Comment number 104. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 4 Dec 2012 09:41

    Morning all.

    A truly stunning morning, if not a tad breezy, but just about to put the washing on the line, so its a win win situation.

    Lets see what we are in for....

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

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  • Comment number 103. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 4 Dec 2012 09:34

    Good morning everyone

    Very mild here today, the sun is trying to come out and it's bright for the moment.

    Deebee and anyone else feeling not quite themselves, I hope things improve in a bit.

    As it's frosty in the south east, here's a scarf to keep your neck warm, Deebee!

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  • Comment number 102. Posted by Jilly

    on 4 Dec 2012 09:29

    Good morning lovelies,

    Cold and bright here today so far - a good start!

    Hope Shona and Deebee feel better soon and any other blogsters who aren't up to par.

    Hopefully see you over the page.

    Happy Tuesday!
    Jx

    Ohh must get thinking cap on.. feel like the odd one out without a festive name!

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  • Comment number 101. Posted by Stressed Erica

    on 4 Dec 2012 08:21

    Morning all!

    Still got snow on the ground and the roads and pavements are looking a little on the slippy side so I'm doing anything to put off taking the dogs for a walk - I'm running out of things to do though so looks like I'd better get my boots on.

    See you later, hopefully, over the other side.

    SE x

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  • Comment number 100. Posted by Deebee

    on 4 Dec 2012 08:20

    Good Morning All

    Hard frost overnight and the dog walk this morning was a bit icy. Glorious sky though, although I was concentrating too much on not falling over to take any pictures.

    #93 Aww, thanks for your concern, Molly! Not feeling great at the moment, but it's not bad enought to keep me off work. I shall soldier on valiantly, a martyr to the cause... will anyone even notice...?

    Sorry you're still feeling poorly Shona. I hate it when someone tells me I look ill - it immediately makes me feel ten times worse.

    #99 I keep meaning to read Jeremy Vine's book - must get round to that soon.

    See you all on the new page.

    ~X~

    PS 100?

    ;o)

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  • Comment number 99. Posted by AmericaMo

    on 4 Dec 2012 07:39

    Good morning!

    Sounds like you have made the correct decision, snow surprise. Take care & get well soon.

    I had intended to get back yesterday to add to the book discussion but time didn't permit. The books from this year that stick in my mind are autobiographies by James Corden & Jeremy Vine. Read JC's having heard him on DID and discovered he was a completely different person to my perception. And Jeremy's surprised me by having me in fits of laughter one minute and tears of despair the next. I did acquire a few of the book club books but haven't got round to them yet. One I did read was the baseball one, wasn't impressed tbh and struggled to get to the end.

    Another wintry day here but what did I expect!

    Love the name, Molly, very creative.

    x

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