Ooh, at home and pyjama blogging. No poor students to hassle today so stuff to do and words to conjure/copy/chisel. Lots of celeb/Dr Who chatter here yesterday-child 3 a big DW fan and can offer many complex theories about the latest plot twists. He seems as captivated as ever (apparently John Hurt is a previously unreported Doctor or something but I agree with those who find it rather disappointing in comparison with the high points of recent years under Russel T Davies). Too fussy, not scary, even-occasionally-boring. I wonder if it's started to believe its own hype. But while child 3 spends all his time reading about it and working on the latest developments, it is clearly reaching its target audience rather effectively.

Loved having The Zombies on yesterday, Colin and Rod are such gents and so eloquent that you can only wish them well. St Albans in 1961 clearly a rockier place than I imagined! And their idea (borrowed from Ringo) of not leaving the stage before the 'encore' seems a sound one to me. But enough of the ghost/hell/zombie theme! Let us venture to the Chelsea Flower Show and the GNOMES that have captured the headlines. The ban on garden ornaments was lifted by the Royal Horticultural Society so the gnomes, as decorated by Elton John, Lily Allen and Alan Titchmarch have caught our eye. I'm still not sure if The Laughing Gnome is going to make it  however...

Have a flowery and fragrant Thursday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 128. Posted by Deebee

    on 24 May 2013 08:15

    Good Morning All

    Dull and damp here today, and cooooolldddd... On the plus side, I have a day off (one of the benefits of working in the public sector) and I'm going into town later for some retail therapy. And then later still to the hairdressers. I've got time to hang around for the new blog though - wonder what the year will be this week?

    Jennie, if you manage to 'find' me on Twitter all you will see is a picture of a cocktail... must update that soon, it's been there a while now. It's interesting how we get a picture in our head of what people look like. Amelia was exactly how I imagined her to be, and so were Molly and Hoffs. I've never met Katy but I've seen pictures of her, and again I 'recognised' her... Sometimes we get clues - Billie said recently that she was only about 8 st, and I picture her as being tiny. Jennie has lost a lot of weight, so there must be nothing of her either! I was surprised to hear that Flo was blonde, as I'd imagined her as dark haired. And I imagine everyone as looking quite young, even though I know some bloggers are more 'mature' in years...

    :o)

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  • Comment number 127. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 24 May 2013 08:14

    Good morning all - it has been raining but it looks quite bright out there. More rain forecast later apparently...........Ah well, the garden needs it, as they say.

    I'd noticed our frequent 'pairing' with choon choices, Gazza - perhaps it stems from when we were crowned ARFO King and Queen together. Have a great holiday and send us a postcard!

    I thought I heard distant warbling when I went to bed last night - must have been Jilly!

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  • Comment number 126. Posted by Jilly

    on 23 May 2013 22:38

    Definitely time for bed :)

    Sweet dreams, sweet peas xx

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  • Comment number 125. Posted by lord gazza

    on 23 May 2013 22:18

    jilly lol

    amelia thanks yes its my niece who will turn 1 when we away

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  • Comment number 124. Posted by amelia

    on 23 May 2013 22:08

    Where else would you get such fine entertainment at this time of night Jilly? Your singing is quite something.

    Have a lovely time on holiday gaza with your family and especially your young niece (I am 95% certain it is a niece and not a nephew).

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  • Comment number 123. Posted by Jilly

    on 23 May 2013 22:03

    gazza and Jennie sitting in a tree ...

    Yes, I've had wine!

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  • Comment number 122. Posted by lord gazza

    on 23 May 2013 21:58

    hi all

    was so happy the laughing gnome got played that was the only song i could think off.

    billie im on holiday from monday

    have you noticed a lot of the mentions i get is also with jennie funny that lol.im be in great yarmouth next week.staying at hopton but it says its near great yarmouth.

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  • Comment number 121. Posted by amelia

    on 23 May 2013 21:56

    I agree - I like knowing what bloggers look like - I have this kinda out of focus image for those of you I haven't met or seen photos of. Jennie you are in my head a mixture of various teachers I have liked over the years.

    Karen - most funny if unfortunate but I always think if an unfortunate event can be turned into a 3-worder not all is lost. We are also a little dog obsessed one way or another so again you will fit right in.

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  • Comment number 120. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 23 May 2013 21:49

    Right, laptop all charged up, off to bed for me and the Mr, before he roots himself to the chair and I have to "abandon him" as he says! What he means is, he goes to sleep and I get fed up with trying to wake him up so I leave him to it and he generally wakes up when he gets cold and then comes to bed - and what is wrong with that, I ask?!

    Anyway, sleep tight one and all

    SYITM

    JVW

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  • Comment number 119. Posted by Jilly

    on 23 May 2013 21:49

    Hello Jennie and Goodnight :)

    Hello everyone else too. It's been one of those manic days and I've had to forego the blog and other important people as well xx

    Lovely to read and hear Karen, splendid all round, I'd say :) Also, Hazel, glad you found the time and inclination to stick around and chat :) A big welcome to all other newcomers - it's a fab little corner of the interwebs, do stick around x

    Loving all the book selections. It is a fact - I will never live long enough to get through all the books that I want to read. I have real books on bookshelves waiting to be read, electronic books on my Kindle eyeing me and mouthing when's it my turn? Those, coupled with ever-growing lists (I have a whole notebook dedicated to this subject) of "must reads" is guaranteed to last me beyond my lifetime. One day I might even get around to trying to write one of my own!

    Jennie, if you mooch around a bit more on Twitdom you might be able to put a few more faces to names ;)

    *wanders off singing.. 'She's a lady... whoooaaa whoa whoooaaa. she's a lady'*

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