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Happy Halloween!

31st October 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

I gave a little Halloween History lesson this morning; Did you know that it falls on the evening before “All Hallows’ Day” (1st Nov) and has origins in an ancient Celtic festival which celebrates the end of the harvest season. The Celtics believed that on 31st October, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead would overlap and the deceased would come back to life wreaking havoc and damaging their crops. In order to appease the dead, the Celtics would wear masks and costumes in an attempt to mimic them. Apparently, the tradition of trick or treating has evolved from the middle ages when the poor would go door to door on Hallows’ Day begging for food. I suppose that nowadays it’s just an excuse to get dressed up, eat loads of sweets and have a party.

All morning we’ve been asking you to tell us your favourite scary movie with a chance of winning it on DVD. Loads of you got in touch with classic horrors such as ‘Carrie’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ but there were a few that even I’m too scared to watch. The random winner was David Clark who will now have a copy of ‘Sinister’ on its way to him. Simon was pleased that it only cost £3 on Amazon.....such a cheap skate.

If you missed it this morning, Wes Saunders was on the show talking about his daughter Lola who’s representing the North East on the X Factor. He was absolutely lovely and is ridiculously proud of his daughter. He told us what song she’s singing on tomorrows 'Fright Night' show.......but we can’t tell you!!!!

Hope you all have a fun filled Halloween and don’t forget to tune in on Monday when we’ll be playing ‘Whistle while you work’, a new game giving you the chance to win tickets to the Christmas panto this year at the Empire Theatre.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:34am

I had a back scratcher in my mouth today

30th October 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Well I was out all day yesterday on a team building exercise at Go Ape. Now first off, I’m scared of heights and secondly it was freezing! “It’ll be fun” they said, “You’ll enjoy it” they said. Well I didn’t. I fell over 3 times, spent the rest of the time hugging trees scared to let go in case I fell to my death and I cried twice. I’ve woke up this morning aching everywhere and I now look like a thug because I’ve got a black eye! Even though the majority of people had a fab time (apart from the lad who broke his ankle) I can honestly say it wasn’t enjoyable.

All morning we’ve been asking on Facebook and Twitter if you share your name with a famous person, or you know someone who does. It’s because a gentleman who works in the building is called James Brown, however he can’t sing or dance and he’s definitely not the king of soul. I was actually surprised with the amount of people who share their names with celebs – one in particular was Dan Aykroyd!! I honestly thought that surname would’ve been very rare.

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for our Trick or Treat Spooktacular. As it’s Halloween we’ll be giving away a scary surprise and I’ll be giving you a history lesson which I bet you can’t wait for. Tomorrow’s also Friday, which is always the best day of the week and it’s also the first day of our new weekly feature ‘Free Fuel Friday’ where we’ll be giving you the chance to fill up your tank with petrol on us.....although there is a limit, so no buses please. Oh and tomorrow will be the last in the current series of 'What's in Danni's Mouth?' - today's object was a back scratcher.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:59am

Can you fit a full box of Maltesers in your mouth?

29th October 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Our huge Dream Wedding’s offer went on sale at 9am this morning and it’s an offer not to be missed! Are you planning on getting married but you’ve had to put it on hold until 2016 due to the price? Well today is your lucky day as you’ll be able to bring it forward to 2015 AND save a whopping £2000 by doing so. Head to our Dream Wedding page and check out the 2 beautiful venues on offer, but be quick as there is only one package available per venue!! Just imagine what you could spend that £2000 on that you’ve saved......personally I’d make sure my hen party was one to remember!

‘What’s in Danni’s Mouth?’ was back for another round and today’s prize was actually worth phoning in for. If you haven’t heard of our new little competition then you’ve been missing out. It’s pretty simple; I put something in my mouth, try to describe it and if you guess it correctly then you win what’s been in my mouth. Today’s prize was a full box of Maltesers and I didn’t even open the box so Lindsey Martin walks away with a nice little morning treat free of charge.

And finally when you’re sat at your desk today or snuggled up with a blanket on the settee nice and warm just take a minute to think of me - outside........all day.......climbing the cold. We’re off out on a team building exercise today in October and as much as I’m looking forward to it, I’d much rather have done it in the summer!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:04am

It's National Chocolate Day!!

28th October 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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It went viral last night, and we’re still talking about it today.......Robbie Williams has become a dad for a second time. He kept all his Twitter followers updated on how the birth was coming along, by kindly posting videos and photos of himself trying to keep his wife entertained. Now I’ve never had children, and frankly the thought of giving birth scares the bejeezus out of me but if it ever happened I would definitely not want my husband taking photos of me in agony, and if he was stood at the side of the bed singing Frozen I’d probably launch something at him!!! If you haven’t seen the videos have a look on our Twitter feed and you’ll see what I mean.

Probably the funniest little game Simon’s thought of with the most rubbish prizes; What’s in Danni’s Mouth? I put something in my mouth and give out clues as to what it is, you then guess correctly what’s in my mouth and you win it. That’s right, you win what’s been in my mouth, it’s a money can’t buy prize. So this morning, Andy from South Shields won a pencil that has no lead in it and is now covered in bite marks, you lucky lucky man!

And finally, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s ‘National Chocolate Day’ today and I’m sure there’s a law that says you MUST eat chocolate on National Chocolate Day...........I could be mistaken but that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:36am

Keep Calm cause it's Half Term!

27th October 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Today is the first day of half term and all morning we've been asking what you had planned with the kids to get them out from under your feet. Funnily enough, a gentleman who wished to be anonymous said he was planning on domesticating the kids at an early age and was going to teach them how to wash the car and hoover the basically, the wife’s gave him a list of chores and he’s pawning them off on the kids so he can put his feet up.

New week and a new object to stuff in my mouth!!! Today’s object was a key ring and I must admit it was very difficult and very funny trying to describe it. I had the full thing in my mouth and it kept clattering off my teeth, much to Simon’s amusement. He tries his best to translate what I am saying but the pair of us cracked up this morning and it’s a miracle that Lisa from Hetton le Hole managed to guess it correctly. Unfortunately we have no idea what she’s won as the key ring is actually mine and I’m not willing to give it away as a prize, but Lisa seemed content with having a rummage in Simon’s prize box so everyone’s a winner.

Thought I’d end on a “Did you know...??” Did you know that the modern day man spends on average more time on grooming himself than a woman does. In a lifetime a man will spend 4.5 years on his grooming routine such as shaving, working out and doing his hair, compared to a woman’s 3.1 years!! So next time the hubby complains you’re taking too long getting ready just tell him to pipe down!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 11:19am

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