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Thursday 12 July 2012, 10:49

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Good morning.

A sunny morning and Alan D on the news just now said 'it would remain dry' but I think that can't be right. Water on the brain or something. Child 3 off on a school trip to Legoland and was quite confused at the prospect of what to wear. In the end though the prospect of all those water rides meant that waterproofs won the day and sunblock got forgotten. We shall see.

So child 1 has had his 21st, now wife 1 has her 50th and it's time to party one more time. This weekend sees a clan gathering, speeches, quizzes and assorted merriment before we all collapse in a Roman-esque, post-feast saggy heap. But then we're on holiday, so hooray for that. Around the estate the clear up continues. Streamers, bottles and cake may well be turning up for years to come like relics from a bygone age. It has certainly given the pesky foxes something to worry about; I'm hoping they may decide to go and urinate in someone else's garden.

Glad my 'sexy Larry' voice went down well. I quite enjoyed it myself really. In actual fact, that bit on the Floaters record is quite camp so really I chose the wrong voice. Might play the whole thing today for cpomparison.

Nigel cooks quail with grapes and ginger tonight (I know) and songs please on the subject of CAMPING. As the holiday mentions really start flooding in we need to recognise the selfless heroism of all those intrepid campers who are still setting off for their hols with tent/caravan/campervan at the ready. Can be great, can be a waterlogged nightmare. Tunes please!

Have a sunkissed and warming Thursday. See you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good morning Blogpoppets and Simon with the sexy Larry voice!!!

    Happy 50th birthday to your wife #1 and thanks for my mensh last night, Simon... I wasn't going to choose any songs today, but couldn't resist a couple!

    FIRE AND RAIN ~ James Taylor

    SING ~ Travis

    LET'S STICK TOGETHER ~ Bryan Ferry (to start a camp fire)

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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning sun-kissed Simon, team and warming up nicely poppets,

    There is something seriously amiss with the blog. There are two blogs of this name and lots of error pages, that's if you can get a page to load at all.

    Anway, I am here now and as Flo has managed to leave a comment on this one, I'll do the same.

    Some tunage ..

    WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME - TRAVIS

    BLOWING IN THE WIND - BOB DYLAN

    STORMY WEATHER - LOUIS ARMSTRONG

    FIRE AND RAIN - JAMES TAYLOR

    JESUS IN A CAMPER VAN - ROBBIE WILLIAMS

    OUTSIDE - GEORGE MICHAEL

    Lets hope the sunshine lasts.
    Jx

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Happy Birthday to Mrs Mayo!

    Bit confused as there seem to be two versions of today's blog - hope I'm posting in the right one

    How about:

    CARAVAN by Rush

    CARAVAN by Barbara Dickson

    CARAVAN by Van Morrison

    OUT IN THE FIELDS by Gary Moore

    POLES APART by Pink Floyd

    and from the sublime to the other thing

    IN THE COUNTRY by Cliff Richard

    ~X~

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    Comment number 4.

    Has anyone else got 2 blogs???

    HOLD THE LINE - TOTO

    THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES - BOBBY VEE

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    Comment number 5.

    What's happening? It looks like there is a double-blog today!

 

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