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23rd June 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

I don’t know about you but I had a brilliant weekend! Not only did I get to celebrate Katie McClements’ Hen Party on Saturday night but Simon and I were broadcasting outside the Stadium of Light on Sunday for North East Live. We had a blast, although it was strange working on a Sunday. I was a little upset that I missed out on a Sunday dinner, and I woke up this morning thinking it was Tuesday.....this is going to be long week.

I was over the moon to hear that ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ is rumoured to be returning to our screens with comedian Harry Hill taking Matthew Kelly’s role. I started reminiscing of when I was younger and every Saturday night the whole family would be sat round the TV and the entire night would be planned out from Big Break at 6pm till Match of the Day at 10.30pm. We asked you to get in touch and tell us which TV programmes you think should be brought back. Personally I’d love to see The Generation Game return to our screens. I used to love watching it with my dad and we always said we’d be on it one day. Chris got in touch on Twitter to say he’d love to see The Crystal Maze return, especially since he was actually on it back in the 90’s!!! The photo evidence he sent was comedy gold…………….vintage 90’s clothes and hair!!

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow; we’ve got another chance for you to win tickets to see ‘Avenue Q’ at the Empire and we’ve just found out that Katie McClements knows Norwegian..........guess where we’re going to call as part of Time For Tea!!!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 12:30pm

What is the saddest film of all time?

20th June 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Hallelujah it’s the weekend!!!!

I was pleasantly surprised that I woke up this morning without a hangover, especially after our brilliant work day out in York yesterday! Thank you to everyone who got in touch and gave us suggestions of what to do. We ended up going on the Ouse Cruise, seeing the Minster and visiting Johnny Depp’s favourite bar ‘Evil Eye’. We all had a lovely day and even managed to get back in time for the England game, although I don’t know why we bothered!

We’ve been asking you what film always makes you cry, because ‘The Fault in our Stars’ is out today and it’s been described as ‘the weepiest film ever’. That’s a very bold statement to make considering all the amazing sad films that we’ll never tire of, but it’s been out in America for a few weeks now and people are getting so upset by it that a handy guide has been released, advising you how to handle the tears. I really want to see it and I bet it’s really good, but I don’t think it’s going to be sadder than ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘The Notebook’ or ‘Saving Private Ryan’. Those 3 films make me cry like a baby. Loads of you got in touch on Facebook and Twitter to tell us your saddest film. The majority went for ‘The Champ’ or ‘Marley and Me’; although each to their own, Neil McBeth’s saddest film is apparently ‘Cool Runnings’...........

Catch you all next week!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:33am

National Kissing Day

19th June 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Today is National Kissing Day, which of course Simon was pleased to hear. It’s a time to celebrate the art of kissing and encourage people to indulge in a little bit of lip smacking action.......although if Simon tries to plant one on me I’ll be having a word with HR.

I’ve been really looking forward to today as we’re off to York for a team day out. Now it’s not a school trip so I haven’t brought a packed lunch and I’m not planning on visiting the Railway Museum, in fact I’ve even seen a few cans of lager in the fridge and we’re already booked on the River boat (which has a bar on board). However we’re still unsure what to do for the rest of the trip? Thanks to everyone who got in touch on Facebook and Twitter giving us suggestions of where to explore; York Dungeons sounds like a good shout and so does the Fudge Factory. No doubt whatever we do we’ll have a blast and we’re bound to let you know in the morning. I’m hoping our trip down is going to be like the programme ‘Coach Trip’; I wonder if we get to vote people off??!!

Oh and just a little reminder........Sunderland’s Secret Sound still hasn’t been won!!! Please guess it right soon and put everyone on Wearside out of their’s so frustrating.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 9:24am

Secret Sound is ruining my life!

18th June 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Research out today suggests that your friends’ posts on Facebook can ruin your day!! Social scientists in California carried out a study to see what affect certain posts have on people. Seeing positive posts actually boosts your mood and seeing negative ones obviously make you sad. In fact seeing those certain posts can even lead users to sound happier or more fed up in their own status updates. So basically, don’t ruin it for everyone else; if you’re feeling sad don’t put it on Facebook. We wanted to make sure that your day started off with a smile, so we uploaded a photo of 2 adorable puppies which is bound to put a smile on your face.......cuteness overload!

Don’t forget we’re giving you the chance to win North East Live tickets all week, just tune in to find out which artist you need to listen out for to be in with a chance of winning. Oh and just if you hadn’t noticed, Sunderland’s Secret Sound is STILL going!!! The prize pot is now at a whopping £2800! I hope someone guesses it right soon, I can’t handle any more people asking me what it is. It’s not just strangers either, I can be out with mates enjoying a drink or a nice meal and they keep telling me what they think it is, I don’t know why, I can’t tell them if it’s right or wrong because I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS!!!! I’m begging, someone please guess it right soon.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 11:32am

The Inventor of the Year award goes to...

17th June 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Today is the European Inventor Awards in Berlin and I think next year I will be in with a chance of winning. I’ve had an amazing idea brewing for some time now, I just need to patent it and I’ll be a millionaire. If like me you enjoy a long hot relaxing bubble bath at the end of a stressful week then I know you’re going to appreciate my little invention. In most cases I like to take a glass of wine in with me, it makes bath time that extra bit more relaxing. However, if you’re really relaxed you don’t want to keep hold of the glass all the time, and the sides of your bath might not be level enough to put it on so what would you do? Well my clipable wine glass holder will solve all those problems, simply clip onto the side of your bath and Hey Presto. If you’d like to see my well thought out blue prints just have a look on Facebook......I’ve put a lot of effort into them.

I had a few photos sent to me yesterday afternoon of people trying out my cake in a mug recipe and it actually works! Keep them coming, and if you’d like to actually bring me a cake into work I wouldn’t say no.

Tune in tomorrow to see which country we’ll be calling as part of our hilarious new game ‘Time for Tea’. I’m not lying, it is actually hilarious.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:54am

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