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What would you do with £52,000?

3rd April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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A 23 year old from Staffordshire found £52,000 had been accidently transferred into her account by her local council and she simply ‘seized a good opportunity’. She went on a spending splurge, spending £9,000 on expensive shoes, bags and sunglasses and unfortunately it’s backfired. She was found guilty of dishonesty and retaining a wrongly credited bank transfer. She was given a 12 month community order and told to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. We were asking this morning on Facebook and Twitter what you would do if that happened to you. Personally I’m not a risk taker so I would’ve phoned the bank straight away to let them know. It caused a little debate on Facebook as some of you would’ve gone ahead and spent it, not considering the consequences; however others like me would’ve been honest. I wonder if she was allowed to keep the bags????

Simon and I went on a little trip to the Stagecoach bus depot after work yesterday and decided to have our photograph taken with a bus. I was wondering at the weekend why people were telling me I looked like the back end of a bus!!! It would seem the two of us are actually on the back of not 1 but quite a few buses, it’s like Sunderland’s most wanted........and also very embarrassing!!!

If you’re training for the Sunderland 10k and keeping up with Steve Cram’s weekly advice then don’t forget to tune in tomorrow when Paul Hobrough from Physio & Therapy will be popping in to talk to me about warming up and cooling down before and after my training sessions. The more advice I get the more confident I am.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:13am

You better not fail me!!

2nd April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Everyone knows that deep down I’m just a big kid; I love Star Wars and I love Disney. I’ve been looking forward to the Lion King coming to The Empire since it was announced, and after the video I found last night on YouTube I really really can’t wait for it now!! The video is of the Australian cast of The Lion King who were on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney and surprised the passengers by doing an impromptu performance of ‘The Circle of Life’. It’s absolutely brilliant and they sound amazing! What I love about is the fact that the air hostess wants to help so films it for them. If this doesn’t get anyone excited for the upcoming show, I don’t know what will?? If you haven’t seen it yet, get onto Twitter and see the link Simon posted this morning.

The Jarrow Arrow was back in the studio this morning to make sure I was sticking to his plan. He seemed pretty happy with my progress so far and all he wants to do at the minute is try to make sure my motivation doesn’t disappear and to see if I can turn last weeks’ 40 minute run into a 50 minute run. He’s suggested I find a running buddy for the longer run, so I’m going to see if our newsreader Katie McClements would like to come along. She did drag me to a Skinny Pigs session a couple of months ago, so she does owe me a favour! This week my 4 training sessions will be made up of a 50 minute run a hill run or a run around a football pitch, and my 2 normal 30 minute runs......easy peasey!!

With Steve’s comment of ”You better not fail me!” I’m actually scared to let him down!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:09am

April Fool's Day!!

1st April 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

If you didn’t notice, I was off yesterday. I decided to take a cheeky holiday and treat myself to a 3 day weekend. However I didn’t consider that my first day back would be April Fool’s Day. I know I can be very gullible, especially if I haven’t had my daily dose of caffeine, but when I realised what day it was I knew Simon would try and pull a fast one and I’m pleased to say he failed miserably!!! He tried to catch me out by being very serious and saying that what he wanted to tell me was something he wanted to share with all our listeners. I was actually concerned at first because I didn’t know where he was going with it, and then he said he’d been offered a job at another radio station and that he was leaving!! But you can’t get anything past me Mr Grundy, now who’s the FOOL??!!!?

I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 day weekend and I definitely needed that extra day of relaxation to get over the brilliant surprise party we threw for my mams 60th. She was over the moon and didn’t have a clue, which probably means it was a success!!

I’ll have to be honest and admit that my diet hasn’t gone as planned this weekend due to alcohol consumption and plenty of comfort food. I was hoping that when Stephen mentioned in the news that we should actually be eating 7 portions of fruit and veg a day instead of 5 that it was an April Fool, however it’s not. Aw well, looks like I’ll have to make sure I’m eating 7 Fruit Pastels instead of 5.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:31am

Pyjamas on the school run

28th March 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

An article out today suggests that women’s self confidence is at an all time low and one of the reasons is that 11% of women feel they’re judged on their appearance when dropping the kids off at school. We wanted to know if this was the case on Wearside.........and to be honest it would seem that most mams aren’t really bothered about their appearance on the school run because they’re far too busy trying to get the kids ready. In fact some comments on Facebook even suggested that mams in our area do the school run in their pj’s!!!! I can’t remember seeing any mams wearing pyjamas when I used to go to school, please say it’s not happening these days. It takes two minutes to change into a pair of jeans and a t-shirt! If there are parents out there doing this it’s good that you’re not bothered what people think about you which I’m guessing would mean your self confidence isn’t low at all, but please stop it, how embarrassing must it be for your kids!!

A woman in the North East whose self confidence must be at an all time high right now is Joanne Milne. The 40 year old suffers from a rare condition called Usher Syndrome which affects a person’s hearing, sight and balance. Joanne has been deaf since birth, and last month had an operation to have cochlear implants fitted. A video posted today shows the moment that Joanne hears for the very first time and unless your heart is made of stone you’ll be crying like a baby. It’s such an overwhelming moment when she hears a doctor recite the days of the week and she can’t hold in her emotions.

If you don’t have plans tonight, get yourself to Washington for the launch of Champs Bar & Grill. You can put your dart and pool skills to the test and take on Simon or Micky’s going to be hilarious.

Catch you all on Tuesday.........that's right I've got a cheeky 3 day weekend ahead!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:51am

When rats attack!

27th March 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Has anyone read a Beatrix Potter story called “The Tale of Samuel Whiskers”? It’s about a really big fat rat called Samuel who lives in the attic of Tom Kittens house. One day Samuel captures Tom and tries to turn him into a pudding by rolling him up in pastry that he steals from the kitchen. There is a reason behind me telling that story as it could actually happen one day! A family in Sweden have just caught a 15 inch rat that had been terrorising their family cat for months!!! The animal is thought to be a Viking Rat and had managed to chew through concrete and wood to live behind the family’s dishwasher. It became so domesticated that sometimes it would just sit under the kitchen table chillin' out!!!!!!!!! It's disgusting, even pest controllers said they’d never seen a rat so big. I can’t be the only one who feels sick at the thought that something that big could be hiding in my kitchen!

I’m surprising myself at how dedicated and committed I am to the 10k. I had the chance to miss a running session and go bowling with everyone at work last night, and even with the prospect of free food I kindly declined!!!! What’s happened to me???? I’m refusing FREE FOOD!! Don’t let all my hard work go to waste; get sponsoring now to raise money for the NSPCC Sunderland

It’s your last chance tomorrow morning to bag yourself VIP tickets to the launch of ‘Champs Bar & Grill’ in Washington. Give us a ring to take part in our ‘Champ or Grill’ game. We’ll give you the name of something and all you have to do is tell us if it’s the name of a champ I.E a sports star, or the name of something you put on a grill?? Simples.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:48am

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