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Cures for snoring

10th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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It’s something that causes many arguments between couples and quite a few inventions have been made to try and cure it, but it would seem that snoring is still causing conflict in many households. A couple down south both snore and they’ve said bedtime is a race against the clock to see who can fall asleep first. The tried out all these little inventions including a wristband that gives you an electric shock, and even a jaw strap to keep your mouth shut but found that nothing worked! We wanted to know on Facebook what snoring cures you had. Lynn suggested a sharp elbow to the ribs would do the trick but by far the best suggestion was from Joanne who said “Put a pillow over his head, hold firm till snoring stops, delete this message” Thanks for the advice?!

Thankfully I don’t have a problem with snoring as Simon kindly likes to remind everyone that I’m single, but thank you to Scott on Twitter who sent in a photo of a pillow he’s made for me so that I’m guaranteed a good nights sleep every night.............................It has a lovely picture of Simon on the front with little hearts around it. It’s very kind of you Scott but I think if I was to walk into my bedroom and see Simons face on my bed I’d be scared to fall asleep ever again.

I found a little video making the rounds on YouTube this morning which is bound to put a smile on your face. It was only uploaded 2 days ago and has had over 2 million views already. Father Ray Kelly, a priest in Ireland surprised newlyweds Chris and Leah O’Kane during their wedding ceremony at the weekend by breaking into song and singing a rendition of the hit ‘Hallelujah’. He put his own twist on it by singing about the couple and its note perfect!!!! That priest can definitely sing, and his little stint made everyone emotional, especially the bride. If you get a chance you have to watch it, it’s brilliant. Just to let you all know, Simon cried like a small child!!!!

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:00am

Breaking World Records

9th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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A brilliant article I found today tells the story of a message in a bottle which has been found 101 years after it was thrown into the sea in Germany in 1913. After a fisherman found it, researchers set to work to find out who it belonged to and who it was meant for. Researchers were able to determine that the message was written by 20 year old Richard Platz who threw the bottle into the Baltic while on a hike with a nature appreciation group in 1913. A Berlin based genealogical society then tracked down a living relative; his 62 year old granddaughter. Unfortunately, most of the ink on the note had been affected due to the length of time it had been in the bottle and also the sea water. It could actually be the world’s oldest message in a bottle ever found. The previous record holder spent 98 years in the sea and was dated 1914. What was written on the note is something that got Simon thinking, he loves a good conspiracy! The tale started off with me talking about the message in the bottle and ended with Simons conclusion that the note was actually a warning of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and that the First World War could have been prevented!!!!!!!

Steve Cram was back in the studio today and with less than 4 weeks to go he seemed pleased with my progress. He loved the fact that I’ve added variation to my training for the 10k by joining the gym and he wants me to stick to my 2 gym sessions a week. He was also pleased with my new running trainers as he said it’s essential that I have a decent pair of shoes. Seeing as I’m training at a steady rate, he doesn’t want to add to my training sessions this week, so it looks like I’ll continue to do a 50 minute and two 30 minute runs, as well as a hill run and my 2 gym sessions. Next week he wants to focus on long distance running...............I hope he’s not expecting me to sign up for any marathons any time soon. Baby steps Steve, let’s see if I get through this first.

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:09am

#FreeConeDay

8th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Simon was back this morning after his 3 day weekend bonanza and he kindly informed me that today is ‘Free Cone Day’. Every year to celebrate its anniversary, Ben & Jerry’s give away free ice cream, and they’ve been doing it since 1979, when their first ice cream shop opened. Why am I just hearing about it now?!?! I know where I’ll be going when I finish work today............Empire Cinema in the town. I was panicking thinking I would have to choose which flavour to get, however upon further inspection it would seem I can have as many as I want. To quote the Terms and Conditions of this amazing offer; “Ben & Jerry’s will be giving away one free scoop of ice cream........to each person who queues at any participating Free Cone Day scoop shop.........You will get one scoop for each time you queue, but you can queue as many times as you want.” Bish bash bosh!!! My plan is to get my first free ice cream and eat it while I’m queuing for the next, it’s a vicious cycle. Don’t worry though, I’ll go to the gym after and work it off, (Steve Cram never needs to know).

We were asking you this morning what old technology you’re still using, as it came to light that Microsoft has stopped offering support for Windows XP. Simon still uses a Nokia mobile phone, it’s so old it probably has snake on it! I must admit, the Moore household does still have a TV with a built in video player, just in case anyone wants to watch a classic VHS. My favourite response on Twitter was from Jane who said she still has an old fashioned carpet sweeper! I still remember my granddad having one of those and I used to think it was great.

Day 2 of ‘Grab Grundy’s Grand went a little bit better than yesterday. Today’s contestant Brent managed to answer 5 questions correctly however it’s still not enough to win the grand. Tune in tomorrow and give it a go yourself.......you only need to answer 10 questions correctly in 60 seconds! And don’t forget that ‘Sunderland’s Secret Sound’ is now at 7.10am!!

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:42am

Mark Black in the Morning!

7th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Mr Grundy decided to have a cheeky day off work today so "Thank You" to Mark Black who stepped up and took over. I’m so pleased he was here; I was panicking thinking I’d be left to my own devices and considering I don’t know what buttons to press I thought you’d all end up listening to white noise! But thankfully Mark came to the rescue!

We were asking today what’s the most random thing you have in your handbag / man bag? I used to carry a pair of scissors in my bag, not for self defence or anything; they were just there in case I ever needed them. Although I was advised to take them out for my own personal safety after I kept stabbing myself accidently. Women are always prepared and it showed on Facebook when a few of you mentioned that you have sewing kits and spare socks!

Did anyone have a winner on the Grand National at the weekend? We were given £100 from Make That Bet to spend on a few horses. I went for Shakalakaboomboom, because that name is brilliant..........however it was pulled up! Simon’s horse fell over, but Stephen’s came third, and he had it on each way so at least we’ve won something for the NSPCC Sunderland!

Even though I was hungover yesterday I still managed to carry on with my training for the Sunderland 10k, honestly I deserve a medal!! I’m unbelievably pleased with myself for somehow finding the motivation to go for a 50 minute run in the state I was in and I didn’t throw up or pass out. If you don’t think it deserves a medal you must at least think it deserves a donation!?! All the money raised will be going to the NSPCC Sunderland, so dig deep people, it’s for the kids.

www.justgiving.com/DanielleMoore1034

And finally, if you didn't hear, 'Grab Grundy's Grand' made a return this morning......even though Grundy was off. But don't panic Simon, John Paul didn't win, so you can hang onto your cash for another day at least. Tune in tomorrow for your chance to win £1000!

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:29am

Is Simon a cheapskate?

4th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Now I’m always up for a bargain but I think Simon’s taken it too far. He took his girlfriend out last night for her birthday and paid for it using one of Sun FM’s discount dining vouchers that he only paid £10 for!!!!!! His girlfriend spoils him rotten and Simon doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong. I understand that he’s taking her away for the weekend so he probably wanted to save a few pennies but he didn’t have to tell her he’d used a voucher to pay for the meal! A woman wants to be spoilt on her birthday so taking her out for a meal is a bonus, telling her you paid for it with a voucher just takes the shine off it. The majority of you on Facebook agreed that he didn't have to say anything to her about the voucher but then John Alderson posted "Good for you Simon" Tut Tut!!

Paul Hobrough from Physio & Therapy joined us in the studio this morning to give me extra advice for my Sunderland 10k training. He’s part of the physio team who’ll be helping out at the end of the race and he talked about warm ups and cool downs. He also discarded the myth that if you run constantly on pavement it damages your knees. Scientifically, nothings been proven so I should be ok. He wants to have a look at my trainers to see if I’m wearing the right ones...........apologies in advance for the smell!

It’s the Grand National tomorrow and we’ve been given £100 from Make That Bet to split between everyone on the breakfast show and try to win as much money as possible for the NSPCC Sunderland. I’ve gone for Shakalakaboomboom, just because that names brilliant, I’ve put it on each way so it has a chance of at least coming 4th. Simon’s more daring and decided to put his £25 on Teaforthree to win. It is all for charity so fingers crossed one of wins!

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:49am

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