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1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 01 March 2012

Wake-up and make-up - Vanessa wanted to know your make-up and dressing mishaps this morning. Plus Bucks Fizz's 'If You Can't Stand The Heat' was the latest 'I Want To Wake Up With You' song, as chosen by Nikki Stock in Northampton.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

  • Image for Lionel Richie & Shania Twain

    Lionel Richie & Shania Twain Endless Love

    Tuskegee, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Harry Chapin

    Harry Chapin W.O.L.D.

    (Single), Elektra

  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller That Dangerous Age

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Daryl Hall

    Daryl Hall and John Oates Maneater

    Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oat, BMG

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA The Name Of The Game

    Abba Gold, Polydor

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua Better Than A Dream

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Pause For Thought

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations Baby Now That I've Found You

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Jamie Hartman

    Jamie Hartman Girlwise

    III, Flat Cap Records, 1

  • Image for Hue & Cry

    Hue & Cry Looking For Linda

    Eternal Love (Various Artists), K-Tel

  • Image for Gotye

    Gotye and Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Andrea True Connection

    Andrea True Connection More More More

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Nikki Stocks 'I Want To Wake Up With You' song

    • Image for Bucks Fizz

      Bucks Fizz If You Can't Stand The Heat

      The Very Best Of Bucks Fizz, Sony BMG

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Holding Out For A Hero

    The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist, Polygram Tv

  • Pause For Thought: Shelina Janmohamed, a writer

    Last year we were all mesmerised by reports from the Large Hadron Collider that scientists were on the verge of finding the Higgs Boson particle.

    Even more exciting than the science was the intense thirst on display during the search, the thirst for bigger meaning, and an understanding of how the universe works. The intensity of the quest for meaning made it, for me, a holy search.

    That the Higgs Boson is called The God particle I don’t find heretical: instead I see it as an expression of the human yearning to understand what is around us and our place in it. The search connects the biggest questions of all: how did our universe come into being? How do we exist? To the very tiniest of creations: the most elusive of particles, the Higgs Boson.

    God, after all, is the name we give to the Divine, the source, the Creator, the Ultimate, the Beginning and the End.

    That’s why the small pervasive nature of the Higgs Boson excites me: because holiness is something that is everywhere, and we are constantly connected to.

    We think of holiness as outside of our daily experience, as something grand or unreachable. I can understand that. That’s what we are brought up to believe, that holiness is located in ornate religious buildings, restricted to special locations, or only found in people who have dedicated their lives to faith, religion or charity.

    Such holy places and people do take us outside of ourselves. We need that, because it is so easy to get engrossed in the daily grind of work, chores, bills and obligations. We long to break the cycle, wishing our days away until we can go away, or rest on bank holidays. We then take advantage of the forced pause to rest, recuperate and occasionally to reflect.

    But if we can enforce that pause ourselves during the mundane happenings of our lives, then the stress and even the tedium can become holy, a moment to be treasured. A beautiful flower, a warming cup of coffee, the smile from an innocent child, they are all gifts for us to enjoy. When one of those moments happens to you today, cherish it, because something small but amazing, something holy, has just happened to you.

  • Vanessa's Word Of The Day

    Remember the Doctor Who episode where there was a sinister slimming company called Adipose? Listener Jan in West Ham does and she got in touch after today's Word Of The Day was revealed to be one and the same.

    And it's meaning? Fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat.

    Clever Doctor Who writers..


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