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Thursday 16 August 2012, 09:10

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Up early, heart pounding. I will say no more.
Here's to a fine day, looking set for a sunny one here on the estate (and we appear to be fox-free at the moment, so praise be). Really enjoyed yesterday's show and Eddie M was on fine form I thought; thoughtful, open and profound. He was wearing some natty yellow trousers too which takes a certain panache and je ne sais quoi (which looks really stupid written down). There is, in my opinion, no such thing as a bad Eddie Marsan film.
As I wrote that paragraph, the ping from the inbox signified the arrival of child 2's A level results. What a terrifying sound. Normally so innocuous, you would normally pay it no heed but today? Oh boy. I remember my dad chucking an envelope at me in my tent as we camped somewhere (Cornwall probably) and the heart pounding in EXACTLY the same way. In those far off days, my 2 B's and a C was considered pretty good and fine enough anyway for Warwick. It would be unwise to blog about child 2's results as 1) she hasn't said I could and 2) Grandmas don't know yet. Etiquette matters.
We move on.
Nige is back with a tasty chocolate tart for you (well me really) and oldies please on the subject of CHEATING. The world of Scrabble has been shocked to its core by the revelations of cheating in the US National Scrabble Championships. One of its young players was caught with 2 blank tiles under his shoe and has been expelled. Songs for the cheats please!
Have a sunny and coherent Thursday, see you after 5


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    Comment number 1.

    Morning all. Cheating?

    First thing that pops into my head:

    STATUS QUO - Break The Rules

    Back with more after some thought...

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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning,

    Grandmas and exams results. Now I have an image of Maureen Lipman declaring "She got an ology". Hope the champagne is flowing in the Mayo household right now.

    Morning Sir C.

    YOUR CHEATIN' HEART by Hank Williams (but I think I prefer Patsy Cline's version)
    IT WASN'T ME by Shaggy

    Must dash.... Big Girl wants me to research hamsters.

    Have a good day.x

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning Simon, blogpoppets and early bird, Sir Cumference!

    I hope everyone has good news when envelopes are opened today!

    The first songs that popped into my head were....

    BREAK EVERY RULE ~ Tina Turner


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    Comment number 4.

    Morning all!

    The Cutbush Crew are taking a break from blogland; well to tell the truth, I no longer work at Cutbush Central and so will be posting as myself from now on (unless the Crew can communicate with me, in which case things may change on that front).

    Anyway, a brief visit after what seems like a lifetime away from this blog....

    my contribution to the oldies:


    will be back as and when I can.....

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    Comment number 5.

    KELIS - Caught Out There

    BILLY PAUL - Me and Mrs Jones

    HANK WILLIAMS - Your Cheating Heart


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