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28th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Today’s the day all you One Directioners have been waiting for. For the last couple of weeks Simon has had you all on edge waiting to hear how you could win yourself a pair of VIP tickets to see One Direction on 28th May. Well, he’s actually buried them somewhere on Wearside. That’s right, they’ve been buried, and to find them you have to phone us up at any time throughout the day, ask a question that can only be answered "Yes" or "No", and if you’re listening all day you’ll obviously get to hear more clues than anyone else. Yet again I've been left in the dark; Simon doesn't trust me to keep my mouth shut.......and who can blame him!

Simon received tweets at 4.50am this morning from eager kids desperate to bag those tickets before school, and from 7am the calls started flooding in from parents who have no doubt been pestered all morning! All I can tell you at the minute is grab your spade and keep listening...........

Not only have we kicked off our VIP 1D ticket giveaway today but Sunderland’s Secret Sound is now up to a whopping £1850!!!!! AND, you’ve also still got a chance to Grab Grundy’s Grand at 8.10am every morning. Anth from Pallion, who works in a pharmacy but who’s not clever enough to be a pharmacist, tried and unfortunately failed this morning to walk away a grand richer.

Keep listening all week to the station that loves giving away prizes!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:12am


25th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Thank God It's Friday!!!! This week’s been a funny one seeing as it was a bank holiday last weekend and this time last week I was still in bed enjoying my Good Friday off! Yet again I’ll be busy busy busy this weekend with weddings, engagements and general socialising. Not forgetting my training! I’m booked in for another Pilates class on Sunday and I need to fit in a run and a swim. I can’t believe that in 9 days time I’ll be running the Sunderland 10k..............scary!

If you hadn’t heard or even noticed, we’ve all had new photos taken for the Sun FM website. It was loads of fun having them taken and Simon kindly uploaded a ‘behind the scenes’ shot on Facebook this morning! If you’ve seen the new photos it looks like me and Simon are actually the same height but this ‘behind the scenes’ pic completely spoils the illusion as you can see just how short I actually am, because during the photo shoot I was standing on a box! Yeah, thanks Simon.

Just a little bit of local showbiz news for all you Monty Python fans; what could be their last ever live performance will be broadcast around the world in almost 2 thousand cinemas and Empire Cinema Sunderland is one of them!! The Monty Python gang who are staging a series of shows at London’s O2 Arena say that their last one will be a weepy and hilarious farewell before they head to the “Old Jokes Home”.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:22am

The Gentleman Code

24th April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Apologies to all men for this morning’s topic. It would seem we gave women a chance to moan about everything you do wrong! An article out today lists the top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of a gentleman, and it gave women the perfect opportunity to complain about men leaving the toilet seat up and never doing housework to name a few.

Apparently the perfect gentleman will; always be on time, dress to suit the occasion and make love on his elbows! Gentlemen will not: drink Malibu, wear lycra, write with a ball point pen or own a cat!!!

A few of you on Facebook and Twitter added to the list with Karen suggesting that the perfect gentleman opens doors for a woman, and Lynn thinks a gentleman should never wee in the bath! I would’ve thought that one was just common sense!?

Now Mr Grundy likes to think he’s a gentleman, and a romantic one at that. He treats his missus to lovely meals out (and then lets us know he used a Discount Dining voucher). He buys her flowers, (letting us know he got them cheap because a couple were missing). And then he buys her tickets to see Michael Buble in concert, (when in fact he bought them for himself as he’s the biggest Buble fan I know)!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:44am

Happy St George's Day!

23rd April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

It’s St George’s Day today and we at Sun FM wanted to celebrate in our own unique way by having a full English breakfast. Now not only did we actually have a full English breakfast courtesy of yours truly, but all morning we’ve been playing songs by English artists and bands only. From Oasis to the Spice Girls we’ve been celebrating the Patron Saint of England in style. Simon mentioned that we in England aren’t the only ones who celebrate St George’s Day; in fact in Barcelona they have a tradition where women buy men a book and men buy women flowers on the 23rd April. He was actually in Barcelona with the missus one year when this happened and since then they’ve actually stuck to that little tradition. I think it’s lovely and I’m actually surprised at how romantic Mr Grundy can be!!

If you were listening yesterday you would have heard me promise to make Simon a full English breakfast today, and I didn’t disappoint. Considering we only have a toaster and a microwave in the kitchen he thought it would be impossible for me to do it. Always one to rise to a challenge I made scrambled egg, microwavable sausages, beans and even cooked potato waffles in the toaster..........and he loved it!!!

Steve Cram was back this morning, and I made sure I did the dishes before he got here because I didn’t want him to find out I’d just had a cooked breakfast!! He doesn’t want to change my training plan from last week as there’s less than 2 weeks to go and each training session is different anyway. He also wanted to remind people that they only have until midnight tonight to register for the 10k, so be quick!!

Don’t forget you can still sponsor me and every penny counts!!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:12am

How to spot a liar!!

22nd April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

A lovely article out today lists 10 signs that prove someone is lying to you. A lie detection expert has published the article which is quite interesting. According to the article, the most obvious sign is if the individual takes a while answering the question you’ve asked. A delay in response time is often caused because it takes the brain time to fabricate a lie therefore liars have a longer response time. Not only that but an overuse of words such as ‘umm, ah, uhhh, well’ are also a little indicator that someone is telling fibs. Other signs are fidgeting, shrugging, blinking more than usual, and also swallowing and clearing their throat. Apparently anxiety can cause adrenaline to be released which increases the production of saliva, so then they have to swallow more frequently!!!

I don’t know about you but I thoroughly enjoyed my Easter weekend. Not only did I have an amazing time catching up with my uni mates but I also kept up my 10k training and went for an hour long run! Steve will be pleased when he gets in tomorrow morning. I can’t believe it’s less than 2 weeks away!

Also on tomorrows show we’ll be celebrating all things English as its St George's Day! We’ll be playing all English artists and I’ll even be treating Simon to an English breakfast. We might only have a microwave and a toaster in the kitchen but if I learnt anything from my days as a student, anything can be cooked in a microwave. Simon didn’t believe me when I said you can microwave bacon and make poached eggs. He’s in for a treat!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 12:05pm

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