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Donny Osmond and Half Term Movies

Chris wakes up Donny Osmond in his hotel room and finds out the must-see movies for half term with James King.

Chris wakes up Donny Osmond in his hotel room and finds out what's in store on his 10 date UK tour next year. Film fanatic James King tells us his top 3 must see movies for half term: Storks, Trolls and Doctor Strange. Today's top tenuous is furniture fittings for the famous and Canon Ann Easter has a cosy Pause For Thought.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Free

    All Right Now

    • Back To The 70's (CD1) (Various).
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • KT Tunstall

    Hard Girls

    • KIN.
    • Virgin.
  • Iggy Pop

    Real Wild Child (Wild One)

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1987, Pt.2 (Var).
    • Telstar.
  • Beverley Knight

    Middle Of Love

    • Soulsville.
    • EastWest.
  • Razorlight

    In The Morning

    • (CD Single).
    • Vertigo.
  • The Banana Splits

    The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)

    • Television's Greatest Hits Vol. 5: In Living Color (Various Artists).
    • TVT Records.
  • Dexys Midnight Runners

    Geno

    • Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
    • 5.
  • Robbie Williams

    Party Like A Russian

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Paul McCartney

    New

    • New.
    • Virgin/EMI.
  • The Showstoppers

    Ain't Nothin' But A House Party

    • This Is The Modern World (Various Artists).
    • Universal.
  • Kenny Chesney

    Setting The World On Fire (feat. P!nk)

    • Cosmic Hallelujah.
    • Columbia Nashville.
  • Queen & Adam Lambert

    Under Pressure (Rock Big Ben Concert, 31 Dec 2014)

    • Queen - Greatest Hits II.
    • Parlophone.
  • Paul Simon

    Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

    • The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 1).
    • Warner Bros.
    • 3.
  • Olly Murs

    You Don’t Know Love

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Dean Martin & Helen O’Connell

    How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

    • Cool Couples (Various Artists).
    • Sanctuary.
  • Status Quo

    That's A Fact

    • (CD Single).
    • Universal Music On Demand.
    • 001.
  • Donny Osmond

    Puppy Love

    • The Very Best Of The Osmonds.
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • James Bay

    Hold Back The River

    • Hold Back The River EP.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Bing Crosby

    White Christmas

    • That's Christmas (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Kenny Rogers

    The Gambler

    • Kenny Rogers - The Very Best Of.
    • Reprise.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Sweet Home Alabama

    • The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ....
    • Columbia.
  • Justin Timberlake

    Can't Stop The Feeling!

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Elastica

    Connection

    • Crash! Indie Anthems 1982-2004 (Var).
    • BMG.
  • Adam Ant

    Goody Two Shoes

    • Wave Party (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
    • 15.
  • Tight Fit

    Fantasy Island

    • Heart Full Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Knight Records.
  • Sting

    I Can't Stop Thinking About You

    • (CD Single).
    • A&M.
    • 1.
  • John Lennon

    Whatever Gets You Thru The Night

    • John Lennon - Lennon Legend.
    • Parlophone.
  • Paul Weller

    That Dangerous Age

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 1.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

From Canon Ann Easter, Chaplain to the Queen:

I love autumn! The garden’s all blousy and overgrown with fruit and berries and leaves turning every shade of amber; those crisp, chilly mornings give way to golden sunny days, not too hot, and then they melt into cooler evenings. But autumn’s sense of grandeur is elusive and, just as I really get into it, we seem to be slipping into winter.

So, as the mornings get darker and the evenings get longer, this is the moment to introduce the Danish concept of Hygge – (pron Hooga) and it’s loosely translated as cosiness; it’s about creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere and taking a little time to pause so that we can notice and appreciate all that’s good in our lives. For me, it’s lighting that candle I was saving for a special occasion while I eat creamed soup with added cream! I’ve got out my cardigans, gloves and scarves and found my thick tights so it’s goodbye to waxing my legs, an added bonus! – bliss!

But I know there will be good people listening who’ll find that all very self-indulgent, no matter how gloomy the weather. Christianity, and most faiths I know of, emphasise not thinking of ourselves, the importance of serving others and giving without counting the cost – and indeed, where would this world be without the love that’s translated into thousands of acts of charitable, self-sacrificial giving?

But! Jesus said ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself’ and often, while we can be quite good at loving other people, it’s the loving ourselves bit that’s difficult. But we have permission from the highest authority and I believe that taking time out, having a little hygge to restore our balance and replenish our energies means that we can go on to love and serve even better.   So let’s get cosy, break out the ginger wine and let the hygge begin!

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