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Twas the night before Christmas....

24th December 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

1 more sleep to go!!!!

We were full of festive fun and frolics this morning seeing as it’s Christmas Eve. We had Krispy Kreme doughnuts for breakfast and exchanged Christmas presents! Strangely enough, Simon and I bought each other socks! I’m not being bias but the socks I bought Simon are the best socks I’ve ever seen. Check out the photo Simon put on Twitter showing off his ’Sandal socks’.......Basically Simon never wears shoes when he’s in the office so I bought him a pair of socks that look like he has sandals on, they’re genius, and absolutely hilarious. Stephen blamed the postal service for not having anything to give me and Simon, although I’ve just been handed a lovely bottle bag with a lovely bottle of vino inside. It would seem that the postman delivered our presents to Sainsbury’s this morning, easy mistake.

From trying to eat as many pigs in blankets as humanly possible, to only opening one present every hour to make it last longer, we loved hearing your Christmas day traditions. Personally I love listening to the Phil Spector Christmas CD with my sister in the kitchen while my mam makes the dinner and my dad and brother are over the pub having a pint.

Jamie Rickers also joined in with our festive discussions by talking about how the panto is getting on this year. He’s currently playing Buttons in Cinderella at the Empire Theatre and it’s going really well. I went to see it last week and it’s brilliant, it’s not only for kids, there are loads of adult jokes in there too and it’s well worth a watch. Don’t worry if you missed our little chat, you can find it on our Listen Again page.

Well I’m off. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas tomorrow. Fill up on Turkey and chocolates, slip into a brand new pair of pyjamas and don’t forget to watch the Downton Abbey Christmas special!!!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:48am

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

23rd December 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

The Christmas Cash Tour has ended and I can finally start feeling normal again. Back to reality with a bang!

My last breakfast show blog was posted in November, and now it’s Christmas Eve Eve. I suppose time flies when you’re having fun....??? I have actually enjoyed being on the cash tour, meeting some funny characters and getting out and about on Wearside, although I’m now more chilled out knowing it's nearly Christmas and I can start finishing at a reasonable time, early enough to fit in my daily nap.

So much has happened in the last month.....Christmas was cancelled, and then rescued by Lilly from Washington who then went on the Polar Express! We also gave away so much money on the cash tour and then gave away a holiday to Las Vegas to Nathan from Peterlee. Not only that but we also managed to fit in our works Christmas to say I now know who the closet ballroom dancer is, and who should stay away from the free bar in future!!

It's nearly Christmas, and Radio Times published a list today of the top 10 Christmas films voted for by the public. I’m pleased to see that my favourite ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ is in the top 10, along with ‘Elf’ and ‘Home Alone’. I was surprised to see that ‘Scrooged’ and ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ weren’t featured. Apparently the most well loved Christmas film is ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, and I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never seen it!! It is however on tomorrow afternoon, so I’m determined to be curled up on the settee at 1.10pm wearing my onesie and drinking hot chocolate.....because that’s how I roll.

Simon and I are off out this afternoon to gorge on Christmas turkey and brussel sprouts! We’re having an early Christmas lunch with Maureen Watson at the Holiday Inn in Washington. Maureen was the lucky winning bidder on eBay, who kindly placed a bid to have a festive lunch with Simon and I, all in the name of charity. I hope we get to wear party hats!!!

I hope you all enjoy your Christmas Eve Eve....only 2 more sleeps till the big fat man comes down your chimney and brings you presents and drinks your beer.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:30am

Who wants to go on the Polar Express??

22nd November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Hopefully you won’t be too upset for much longer kids; things seem to be looking up!

Technically Christmas is still cancelled, but we’ve agreed on a solution. We’re looking for a very special boy or girl to come up with an amazing idea which would make the elves happy enough to return to work. If yours is the best idea then you and your family will be whisked aboard the Polar Express to meet Santa and the Elves and talk to them face to face. All you have to do is register your idea at, or you can post your suggestion in our official Christmas post box at Olivers Dental Surgery in East Herrington. We need you to save Christmas!!!

We had a few kids call in this morning to give their suggestions, and they were adorable. Dominic suggested we send the elves fluffy onesies so that they’re nice and warm when making the toys. Richard suggested we raise money and send it to Santa so he can pay for everything that the elves are asking for. He also suggested we should put in about £100 each..........And, finally, little Yasmin thought it would be a good idea to send all the elves letters to say thank you for being so generous. Keep them coming in kids, they’re absolutely fab.

#FollowFriday is back for another weekend. Today’s victim is @NeilPilkington, (I wonder if he has a famous relative called Karl?) Anyway, he’s a volunteer coach with SAFC Foundation Under 13’s & 16’s. He seems to be an avid tweeter so tune in on Monday to see what kind of weekend he got up to.

Simon and I will be spending the weekend together......well Saturday afternoon anyway. We’ll be hosting the Castle Dene Christmas light switch on which kicks off at 3:15pm with entertainment including singing, dancing and a few festive games. I hope to see you all there, and if you register online, you could win the chance to be on stage with Mikey North AKA Gary Windass from Corrie, and actually flick the switch with him!!

Have a fab weekend, hopefully see you tomorrow!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:33am


21st November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Christmas is still cancelled everyone, and it’s not Sun FM’s fault!

If you hadn’t heard yesterday, Michael Oliver from Olivers dentist phoned up to speak to Simon; he was extremely annoyed that Christmas had been cancelled and he wanted to stress that something needed to be done, so he’s invited Sun FM down to the surgery today. We will be at Olivers surgery to have discussions with Michael and see if we can come up with a solution. Tune in to Mark Black’s lunchtime show as he’ll be live from the surgery, giving all you lovely listeners regular updates. There will even be gifts for the kids and mince pies for anyone who wants to pop along!! Michael has even organised a choir to perform. Thank you to Michael and everyone at Olivers dentist for really trying their best to save Christmas.

On this morning’s show we spoke to Jamie Rickers who will be starring as Buttons in this year’s Christmas pantomime Cinderella at the Empire Theatre in Sunderland. He’s most well known for being a children’s TV presenter on CITV and Nickelodeon. I never knew that he’d been doing that job for 12 years!! He’s really looking forward to spending the festive period in Sunderland. He actually mentioned that he has godparents who live close by so he’ll have a chance to spend some time with them. If you didn’t catch Jamie’s chat with us don’t panic, it’ll be on our Listen Again soon as IT get in to work.

I love reality TV so Simon has suggested I give an “I’m a Celebrity” update every morning. This morning mainly consisted of Joey Essex quotes. Quotes such as “I don’t know how to blow my nose” and “I’m well good at counting, I used to count all the time” He’s a little treasure and Simon definitely needs to put a bet on him to win!!!

If you didn’t know, today is World Hello Day......basically, you should say "Hello" to 10 strangers which should then encourage peace worldwide???



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:09am

CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED - Even more updates!

20th November 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

It’s causing outrage on Wearside, and it’s taking over our breakfast show!

If you hadn’t heard our breaking news story at the start of the week then you wouldn’t have heard that Christmas is cancelled! To cut a long story short, the elves have gone on strike in the North Pole so toys are not getting made. Not only that, but Santa is upset that elf esteem is at an all time low. Our Christmas correspondent Stephen McCabe had loads of people phoning in this morning either to complain or show their support for the elves. Derek Hatton, former Labour Deputy Leader of Liverpool Council has actually been recruited by the elves to be their consultant. He took on Margaret Thatcher in the 80’s and now he wants to take on Santa Claus and put him in his place!

Another caller this morning was Michael Oliver from Olivers dentist. He was extremely annoyed that Christmas had been cancelled and he wanted to stress that something needed to be done. He suggested that Sun FM go to his surgery tomorrow to try and work out a solution. We think it’s a great idea and we’re so happy that someone like Michael has reached out to help.

In other news, a dog walker found £60,000 floating in a river and he handed it over to the police. Simon decided to ask the question “What would you do?” In the eyes of the law, finders are not keepers. You might think that I’m a goody two shoes but I would hand it in, especially after seeing the state of the notes in the river. You never know, they could have come from a robbery and could have that dye on them so you wouldn’t be able to spend them anyway. Did you know that even if you find something like £20 in the street, by law, you have to hand it in to the police!

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow to see if we have any further festive updates. Also, tune in to Mark Black’s lunchtime show from 10am as he’ll be live from Olivers dentist, and fingers crossed he’ll have some good news to announce?!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:35am

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