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5th January 2015

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Happy New Year everyone!! I know we’re already 5 days into the New Year but this is my first day back. I had a fantastic time in Cardiff and now I’m taking part in Dry January, not to raise money this time, just to give my liver a rest; it only started on the 3rd but 2 days in and I’m doing well.

I hope you’re all ridiculously happy to be back at work after a relaxing couple of weeks off......NOT. I’ve only had 5 days off work and it took a lot of effort for me to get up this morning, so god only knows how those of you who had 2 weeks off have managed. A lot of you got in touch on Facebook and Twitter to vent your frustration by using only one word to describe how you’re feeling today. I’d say 98% of you are either frustrated, tired, knackered, or sad, and only 2% are surprisingly looking forward to getting back into a routine. I suppose now is the time when we have to actually know what day of the week it is.

What’s in Danni’s Mouth has returned for 2015 and it’s your last chance to win what has been in my mouth. We’ll be putting it on hold as we have something bigger starting on Monday. It’s something that can last quite a while, you could win a lot of cash, and it’s something that will annoy the heck out of everyone on Wearside, especially me seeing as I never know what it is, so don’t ask!!

I hope your first day back at work won’t be too bad. As long as you remember how to get to work and remember your log on details then you’re off to a good start.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 11:25am

Happy New Year Everyone!

30th December 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

As you all know, I’m the healthiest person you’ll ever meet (said in a sarcastic tone), so I thought it would be appropriate for me to give you 25 easy to follow resolutions for 2015 which will hopefully keep you healthy. They range from blowing one nostril at a time, to sneezing into your elbow instead of your hand. My favourite however has to be the Email Stomach Crunch; all you have to do is everytime you receive an email or a text message, tighten your tummy muscles and lift both your feet off the floor for a few seconds. This simple activity works your lower stomach muscles and protects your back from damage and eases back pain, especially if you’re sat at your desk for long periods of time.

Speaking of healthy people, Katie Bulmer-Cooke from this year’s The Apprentice was our celeb selector this morning and it was very enlightening to hear the reasons behind the songs she chose. For someone who took on Lord Sugar in the boardroom, I was surprised to hear that she has to listen to Destiny’s Child, Independent Women to give her a boost of confidence. Another of her song choices was Simply Red, You make me feel brand new, which was actually her wedding song, and if you’d like to see a hilarious video from Katie’s wedding just look at our Twitter’s well worth a watch!

Today has been officially my last show of 2014! I’m off tomorrow as I’ve got an early train to catch to Cardiff for my New Year shenanigans. I’ve been practicing my Welsh and now know the phrase “Are you single?” Whatever your plans are for New Year, I hope you all have a fantastic time, and fingers crossed 2015 is a good one!!! “Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” (That’s Happy New Year in Welsh)



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:33am

Is it Monday today??

29th December 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

I don’t know about you but I had a fantastic Christmas. A perfect day spent with my family, eating loads of food and receiving some amazing presents!!! My sister even said I am the easiest person to buy for. My favourite presents were a Storm Trooper onesie, a light saber and a wouldn’t think I was 27.

Anyway, back to working a ‘normal’ Monday and it doesn’t feel like Monday at all. It’s always the same with the days in between Christmas and New Year, where everything moulds together and you feel like you’re in limbo for a week. A few of you got in touch on Facebook and Twitter to let us know that you’re also back to work today, and then there are those who got in touch to kindly remind us that they were off for another week!! To be fair, I’m only in today and tomorrow then I’m off to Cardiff for New Year, so I can’t complain.

Lola Saunders from this year’s X Factor joined us this morning to pick her favourite songs of all time. Instead of the classic triple play we gave Lola free reign over what would be played, and I was actually surprised at what she picked. After watching her on X Factor I honestly thought she’d pick a load of ballads, but instead there were quite a few dance tracks, something she told us is what she’d like to record in the future. Don’t forget that Sam Smith started off collaborating with Disclosure and look at him now. Good Luck Lola!!

Tune in tomorrow when Katie Bulmer Cooke from The Apprentice will be picking her favourite tunes. I’m guessing there’ll be a lot of songs on her list that she exercises to.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:41am

2 weeks today and it will be CHRISTMAS DAY!

11th December 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Even though I’ve been feeling festive for a while now, it was ramped up another level this morning when I realised that 2 weeks today will be Christmas Day!!!! I’m so ridiculously excited. This time in 2 weeks, I’ll be relaxing in my pj’s in front of the TV, my mam will be in the kitchen making bacon butties and my dad will be clearing away the wrapping paper and complaining that whatever I’ve bought him is either too big or too good times.

Simon was even in the Christmas spirit this morning and surprised me by giving me an early Christmas present which I thought was a bit odd. Turns out I was right to be weary as they had a Best Before date of Sept 2014!!! Good job I only had 1 and didn’t devour the entire box as he probably thought I would.

Showbiz news today and I was sorry to announce that fellow Farringdon Academy pupil Katie Bulmer Cooke was fired by Lord Sugar on The Apprentice last night. I was watching it thinking, “Nope it’s not going to happen, Alan what are you doing?!” We’re all very proud of how far you got in the competition Katie and you’ve done yourself and Wearside proud as well.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:05am

And how was your weekend?

8th December 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

If you tuned in this morning and thought Simon didn’t sound his usual self that’s because it wasn’t Simon! The cheeky chappy thought he’d have today off to get over his weekend shenanigans. Basically that meant he was too excited after seeing Michael Buble in concert that he needed some time to calm down! Thankfully I wasn’t left on my own and was joined by resident fill in boy Mike Nicholson who is always a joy to work with.

I should’ve been the one to have a holiday today seeing as I was out running in the freezing cold yesterday for charity. I took part in Sunderland’s very first Chocolate Santa Run in Mowbray Park and I honestly thought my hands were going to fall off it was that cold! I was intrigued to know how chocolate would fit into the race, and found out 3 minutes in; at certain points along the course there were ‘Chocolate Stations’ where you had to sing a Christmas Carol and you were given treats. The only problem was, I didn’t have a bag or any pockets so had to store the chocolate down my could’ve ended in a melted mess but thankfully it stayed intact. Everyone who took part was given a Santa suit to wear for the race, “One Size Fits All”........really?! I looked like a small child wearing grown up clothes, so basically I looked a right fool. I must admit the run was really good and even though it was only a mile and a half I was knackered!!! Looks like I’ll have to start my training now for next year’s 10k in May.

What’s in Danni’s mouth has returned for another week and Simon will be back tomorrow, no doubt full of stories about his Buble experience.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 11:01am

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