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Monday 4 March 2013, 10:30

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Monday dawned frosty but those few extra degrees will be welcome as Spring tries to make itself felt. Everyone is so desperate to wear that thinner sweater/jacket/blouse that you can see folk shivering on the walk to the shops, just to make a statement. Double digit temps are nearly here!

Thanks for all the best wishes for child 2 as she embarks on her gap year travels. Electronic communication of assorted varieties is brilliant at making her seem just around the corner. I emailed news of Spurs historic win over Arsenal, only to be told she'd been watching live on Costa Rican breakfast tv. I haven't thanked her yet for her message written on the shower room mirror which reappears after every steam-filled ablution but one thing at a time...

To Drivetime action then and the mighty Delia Smith is with us today. I love Delia. We all love Delia. We trust Delia, we'd like to be like her. Ramsey is good, Jamie is cool. Heston is a master. But Delia was there first and that's why she is still the boss (do I add IMHO here?). Her book on cakes is just a feast. Here's a few to get you going: Sticky Toffee Loaf Cake with Fudge Icing, Dirty Jamaican Gingerbread, Double Lemon Drizzle cake with Poppy Seeds and finally...Chocolate Souffle Cake with Armagnac Prunes and Creme Fraiche Sauce. Wow. I've put on pounds just writing the words down. And on top of that CAKES can do for our oldies today please. Not good for those on a Lenten diet but hey...

Have a trim and sprightly Monday, see you after 5.

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    Morning Simon, team and lovely bloggers everywhere



    CUT THE CAKE - AVERAGE WHITE BAND

    BAKER STREET - GERRY RAFFERTY

    CINNAMON GIRL - NEIL YOUNG

    MACARTHUR PARK - DONNA SUMMER OR RICHARD HARRIS

    CHOCOLATE CAKE - CROWDED HOUSE

    CHOCOLATE GIRL - DEACON BLUE

    STIR IT UP - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

    SONG OF A BAKER - SMALL FACES

    ASHES TO ASHES - DAVID BOWIE (for those of us who can’t bake)

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    Good morning again everyone

    I hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend in this mild spring weather. I've enjoyed listening to Zoe Ball this morning and thought of Simon when she played the Element Hunter song!

    Cake oldies.....

    SUGAR AND SPICE ~ The Searchers

    MA BAKER ~ Boney M

    I AM THE BEAT ~ The Look

    THE BEAT GOES ON ~ Sonny and Cher

    BAKER STREET ~ Gerry Rafferty

    CHOCOLATE GIRL ~ Deacon Blue

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    Comment number 3.

    baby cakes - 3 of a kind
    sauce truffle - the beetles
    sweet disposition- - the temper trap
    sweet dreams are made of these - eurythmics
    sweet surrender - wet wet wet
    chocolate - snow patrol

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning everyone – another dry one! Shhh!

    I’ll get straight to the point (FAR too much blethering yesterday!)

    #cakeoldies

    VICTORIA – The Fall

    MACARTHUR PARK – Donna Summer

    DUCHESS – The Stranglers (Dowager Duchess Fruitcake – tenuous?)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Altered Images

    BIRTHDAY – The Beatles

    HOW MUCH CAKE CAN YOU EAT – They Might Be Giants

    UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY – The Smiths (well, can’t have a list without The Smiths, can I?)

    Think that’ll do for now. I maybe back later.

    Have fun, play nicely.

    SE x

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Delia Smith is my culinary hero(ine). I am on my third copy of her 'Complete Cookery Course' (the other two having fallen to pieces with use) and she is still the one I turn to first when I am trying to find out how to cook something.

    #cakeoldies

    SUGAR AND SPICE - Searchers

    SUGAR SUGAR - The Archies

    BEAT IT - Michael Jackson

    LADY MADELEINE - Marianne Faithfull

    IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMING I'D HAVE BAKED A CAKE - Eileen Barton

    AFTERNOON DELIGHT - Starland Vocal Band

    AFTERNOON TEA - The Kinks

    ~X~

 

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