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This is Marcus, Ieuan’s new friend. After meeting Keith Harris and Orville, Ieuan went away and bought his own puppet and has been practising his ventriloquism ever since. We also loved the new Muppets film so put the two together and what do you get? Hold onto your hats, this is Ieuan at his maddest and best!

Had been looking forward to it for ages, but today I finally got to see the new Muppets film.

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A tad like Walter from the film itself, I’ve been a Muppets fan since the late 70s and their Sunday night show on TV. Which started in Britain funnily enough because the yanks didn’t get the humour! Happy days spent with the family, waiting for Fozzie’s latest joke or Statler and Waldorf’s abuse or even when Piggy flirted with the guest and punched poor Kermit. As I say, happy days.

The film is a wonderful homage to the old show, lots of subtle references to little things I used to remember, like when the opening number starts and Kermit looks down from the ‘O’ of ‘show’ to see what’s going on on the stage! And Rainbow Connection. The closing number from the original Muppet Movie, a number one for Kermit if I remember correctly. Revised here with possibly the only bit of the film I didn’t like, Animal being given his drum sticks half way through and possibly spoiling the moment.

But it was marvellous, great songs penned by Brett McKensey from Flight of the Conchords, some amazing cameos, Dave Grohl being my favourite – brought back great memories and Rainbow Connection is still going round my head! Thoroughly recommended!

So, I turned 38. A kind of ‘meh’ age, not quite mid 30s but not close enough to the big 4-0. So nothing really planned.

That was before, of course, Mrs Want got involved.

I’d decided to adapt the standard work policy of buying everyone cakes by taking in one of the homemade lemon meringue pies from the weekend. Just enough for my team and those lovely chefs who usually get forgotten. Top stuff and a lovely card and prezzie off Anna too. Even Andy told me to go home at a reasonable hour.

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But then, well. I’d already had a fab present off the missus in the morning, Fozzie bear, obviously the best act in The Muppet Show. He’s even wearing a neck tie! Wacca wacca wacca!

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Dinner, though was wonderful. A fantastic cranberry mozzarella chicken with Palma ham. My fine lady excelled herself and made me a very happy chappy.

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Thanks also to all my wonderful Facebook friends who left me messages. You’re all brilliant, some of you leaving coded messages referring to slightly wilder birthdays from back in the day!