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11th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

News out today that Queens Greatest Hits album has become the first in the UK to sell six million copies, apparently 1 in 3 families actually own one. I must admit I do have it; it’s actually in my car now, however technically it’s not my album. I ‘borrowed’ it from a friend when I went on a road trip to Scarborough so me and my mates could re-enact the Waynes World ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ montage because I’m just so cool, and I never gave the cd back. Of course we had to ask which queen track was your favourite. Simon’s was obviously going to be something with an innuendo of some sort included, so he chose ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’........mine was of course ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Stephen, ever so much the optimist decided on ‘Who wants to live forever’. The general consensus on Facebook was ‘It’s a kind of magic’ and ‘We will rock you’.

Day 2 of our Stomp competition this morning. If you didn’t know, for one week only we’re giving you the chance to win a family pack of tickets to see ‘Stomp’ which comes to the Sunderland Empire next week. Not only will you get to see the show but you’ll also get the chance to meet the cast and have a go at making some stomp sounds of your own. All you have to do to win the tickets is simply guess what song Simon and I are trying to play with our pan lids, wooden spoons and cheese graters. It sounds pretty simple, however if you’ve ever had the chance of hearing cats fighting in an alleyway behind industrial bins then that’s pretty much what me and Simon sound like. Surprisingly though, Lisa from Castletown actually guessed correctly and knew we were trying to play ‘Come on Eileen’!!

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for your next chance to win tickets to see Stomp and also find out if Simon’s planning on divulging any more information about ‘Date Danni’........There’s only 3 days to go and I don’t have a clue what’s being planned for me!!!

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:58am

Stomp at the Sunderland Empire

10th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Starting on today’s show and for one week only, we’re giving you the chance to win a family pack of tickets to see ‘Stomp’ which comes to the Sunderland Empire next week. Not only will you get to see the show but you’ll also get the chance to meet the cast and have a go at making some stomp sounds of your own. To be in with a chance of winning the tickets all you have to do is guess what song Simon and I are trying to play with a variety of household items. Today I brought into work; a cheese grater, pan lids and wooden spoons. Unbelievably Donna called in and correctly guessed that we were trying to play ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder. How she managed to guess that is a miracle, to me it just sounded like noise!!

Now if you didn’t know, Simon can be a bit of a fibber at times and I never know if he’s telling the truth or pulling my leg. He once told me he was in ‘Billy Elliot’ and that he also starred alongside Faye Tozer in a production of ‘Loveshack’ at the Sunderland Empire. Today he announced that we’ll actually have our own chance to star in 'Stomp' next week. I always think he’s going to think I’m gullible if I believe him and I don’t want to get my hopes up!! Fingers crossed he’s telling the truth this time.

Finally a little story out today which I’m not sure is exciting or unnerving? The hoover company Dyson are investing in a project to create robots who will clean, put the rubbish out, guard your property from intruders and warn you if a fire breaks out. Now I’m excited because I could have my very own R2-D2 type robot whizzing around the house, but I’m also unnerved. If like me you’ve seen films such as ‘Terminator’ and ‘I, Robot’ where technology gets out of hand and robots start having feelings and taking over the world then you’d be slightly unnerved too!!

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for your next chance to win tickets to see Stomp and also find out if Simon’s planning on divulging any more information about ‘Date Danni’........I’d appreciate knowing what’s been planned for me on Valentine’s day.

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:30am

Roll on the weekend!

7th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

If like me you're planning on spending the whole weekend catching up on sleep then you'll be looking forward to it just as much as I am.

A massive survey out today lists the top reasons behind office rows. From colleagues taking long lunch breaks to those who steal your food from the fridge, the list is endless. We wanted to know on Facebook and Twitter what exactly annoys you at work? Simon hates it when people pinch his butter, and people pinching my milk is a big bug bear of mine. We even have a sign on the fridge that states “This is a communal fridge; it does not contain communal food”. Even when I write my name in black felt tip all over my milk it still somehow manages to disappear! A lot of you on Facebook agreed that laziness was the most annoying thing in your office. Smelly, miserable and rude colleagues were another and John Buxton commented that the most annoying thing for him at work was the 8 Hour wait to go home.

I’m sad to say that the men came out victorious in our ‘Battle of the Sexes’ competition. All this week we’ve been giving you the chance to win a party package for Laser Quest opening in Sunderland, all you had to do was answer 5 simple questions every morning. The men were asked 5 female orientated questions and the women were asked 5 male orientated questions. The final score was Men 3 : Women 2. You should be ashamed of yourselves ladies and so should the individual responsible for setting the questions!

Finally, don’t forget to tune in next week. We’ll be giving you the chance to win tickets to see Stomp at the Empire; all you’ll have to do is guess what song Simon and I are trying to sound out using pots and pans!!! Also Simon will be letting you know how you can win a date with me on Valentine’s Day.......bet you can’t wait. To be honest I haven’t got a clue what’s going on so it would be nice to find out, as long as wine is included at some point I’ll be fine.

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:50am

Number 1 on Wearside

6th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

We were joined this morning by Holly Jenkins from Rainbow Trust, and our bookie from Ladbrokes Colin. Colin was here on official business to inform us all just exactly how much money had been raised for Rainbow Trust following Simon’s betting last year. Colin was supposed to be handing over a big fancy fat cheque, like the ones you see on game shows in the 80’s, however he forgot it but brought the cash instead, which amounted to, (drum roll please).......£1,336!!!! Holly was over the moon, and Colin suggested that he could sort out some odds so we could put a bet on me!!!! To be more specific he thinks we could bet on me marrying the man I end up going on a date with when Simon launches ‘Win a date with Danni’. Thanks Colin, thanks a lot.

Sunderland’s secret sound still hasn’t been won and the ever increasing prize pot is currently at £425!! Adorable 7yr old Jasmine called in today to have a guess. I was hoping she’d get it right so she’d buy a pony and make her mam regret ever letting her call in! Unfortunately she guessed wrong.

Even though we’ve still got a day left of our ‘Battle of the Sexes’ competition, it would seem the lads have already won! I was hoping that Paula would walk away victorious this morning which would have put the score at 2:2; unfortunately she let us down and the boys won again!!! Damn it Paula! Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for your last chance to win a party package for the new Laser Quest opening in Sunderland.

Finally, it’s official.........Once again we’ve been voted the number 1 station on Wearside!!!!! Simon Grundy in the morning is in fact the most listened to breakfast show, (I’m sure the figures started rising when I joined???) We want to say a huge THANK YOU for listening and tune in again tomorrow!

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:26am

A swarm of bees surrounded my car.......

5th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

If you hadn’t noticed, I wasn’t in yesterday, I had a bad case of the you know whats.........Simon of course felt it necessary to bring it up, especially considering he found research out today which claimed that the first week in February is the most popular week for people to phone in sick more than any other time of the year, so of course he thought I was fibbing. I didn’t want to tell him I was just in fact wanting a lie-in so I could catch up on ‘The Jump’ from the last 2 weeks seeing as it’s had such amazing reviews! Recruitment agency ‘Career Builder’ posted a list of the worst / most unbelievable excuses people had used when not being able to make it into work. Have a pen and paper at the ready to make a note of these corkers that you might have to actually use in the future when you are unable to think of anything else:

“I don’t know what to wear!!”

“My false teeth fell out the window”

“My glass eye fell out and I don’t know where it’s gone?”

My favourite has to be: “A swarm of bees surrounded my car and I was unable to get out” Absolutely hilarious!

On Facebook and Twitter this morning we wanted to know of any films you had seen which made you re-think aspects of your life?? Sounds odd, but apparently 2 out of 5 people have seen a film which has then inspired them to change their lives. Films such as ‘Eat Pray Love’ and ‘The Bucket List’ have been voted the most inspiring; however a few of you thought your lives were more like ‘Groundhog Day’!

And finally, we continued with our brand new competition ‘Battle of the Sexes’. The aim of the game is to have a male and female caller compete against each other to win a party package for the new Laser Quest that’s opened in Sunderland. Simon has to ask the female caller 5 male orientated questions and I have to ask the male 5 female orientated questions. So far the lads have been winning but thankfully the girls won today!! Well Done Eloise, you’ve redeemed us women for now. The score currently stands at Men:2 – Women:1.

 

Danni

Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:40am

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