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Go Sober for October & win £50 for dinner

30th September 2014

Go Sober for October

One in three people are affected by the terrible disease that is cancer so it stands to reason that one day it will in some way affect you or someone you know.  I’ve lost my Nan and my Uncle to the BIG C and they were both given amazing support by the nurses and staff from Macmillan.  Macmillan Cancer Support do just that, lend support, be it with money worries, advice about work or even just being someone to talk too and so much more!

In my time at KLFM I think it's fair to say I've done a lot for the community and charitable causes but I don't think I’ve really done anything which is going to affect me quite as much is what I'm about to do!

I'm sure you'll agree with me there is nothing better after a long day at work than going home to maybe just a little glass of wine perhaps two or three nights a week and certainly at the weekend.  After a stressful day it's definitely needed and unfortunately in my case if it's been a good day sometimes it's nice to celebrate too.  I wouldn't say I drink a lot but I certainly do enjoy a glass of something after a day at work which is why I'm beginning to wonder why I've agreed to take part in “Sober for October” .

“Sober for October” with Macmillan Cancer will be a small change to my life but will hopefully help improve the lives of people facing cancer. Could you swap Sambuca for squash or give up wine and go for more walks?

To find out more and sign up visit Go Sober – click the link.


If you'd like to donate please go to my fundraising page, thanks in advance.



To celebrate “Go Sober for October” and to keep you busy during the dry month I've got £50 for you spend on dinner for you and a friend, all you need to do is finish this sentence.

“Go Sober for _______”

A – December

B – October

C – November

Please post your answer back on KLFM's Facebook page and I’ll pick a winner at the end of the month.

 Go Sober for October

Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:55pm


Big red and scary!!

26th September 2014

Have you an allergy? I suffer with hay fever and can’t get to close to cats and dogs unless I want to explode on the spot which is only slightly worse than the runny nose in the summer.

My wife has been flaring up over the past few months and we’re not quite sure what's causing it.  We tried to remove things from her diet and monitor what she touches, but no luck.  It’s got so bad that it was suggested she have a patch test at the hospital.  My poor wife came home a couple of days ago with about 50 patches on her back all with different things that she might be allergic to underneath. When it came to taking them off it was quite funny, as Jo is quite ticklish, every time I tried to pull one of them off she was in fits of giggles. It took ages to do standing in the kitchen, who knows what the kids thought was going on!

Out of all of them one of them did flare-up, it was a nasty violent red colour which after trip back to the hospital we discovered meant my wife is allergic to nickel.   Not ideal as she's a secretary at the QE, Nickel is in everything door handles, printer cartridges, her Id badge, her makeup, her knife & fork come dinner time and even plain and simple paperclips which the hospital have agreed to replace with plastic ones just for her! 

It’s a complete nightmare, but at least now we know what’s causing the problems!

If you're allergic to nickel I’d very much welcome your suggestions on avoiding and coping with the allergy. 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:37pm

Dippy Eggs!

24th September 2014

Tonight for only the second time in my life I'm planning on watching the Great British Bake Off. As I've said before I'm rubbish in the kitchen, according to my little girl I can always make the perfect 'Dippy Egg', "10 out 10" everytime she says!

Gordon, Jamie, Mr Hollywood move over.... Here's how you do it, simple!

Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:56pm



23rd September 2014

Sometimes it really is your lucky day, occasionaly it would seem that despite the circumstances you find yourself in, there really must be someone looking out for you.

Take a look at this video which I gaurentee will have you putting your hand to your mouth as some very fortunate people escape with their lifes behind the wheel.

Now I'm not religious, but as the saying goes "There but for the grace of god!".




Posted by Simon Rowe at 2:45pm

iPads iPads iPads

22nd September 2014

I went back to school today and spent the morning with the amazing children at Howard Junior School in Gaywood, King’s Lynn.

Howard Junior School - Ipad for Life

Picture courtesy of Michael Fysh Photography


Headmaster Mr Hill invited me to present iPads to every single year three students as part of their iPad for Life scheme. The school pride themselves on making the latest educational technology available to all pupils.  Each of the children will keep their iPad for their full four years at the school meaning when every set of new year three students arrive they will also receive an iPad. Technology is rapidly becoming essential part of life and at Howard they really want to give their children the best start possible.


 Check just how amzing these iPads are proving for the pupils who already use them.


I'm so jealous of the technology available to these children; they have the world at their fingertips just from the touch of the screen. Their iPads which will stay in class will help them with their research, education and learning over the next few years and I think it’s absolutely amazing.  Hats off to Howard junior school for making this happen.


The children were so excited this morning and my eyes were enormous when I saw the table with around 75 iPads, all brand new and boxed,  I just wished one of them were mine. Even though there were two or three leftover at the end from the children that weren’t in attendance today I still couldn't convince the school I should have one as an appearance fee! J


I'm pretty sure that this will be a day the children remember for a long time, as to whether they remember me or even keep their signed picture of Simon Rowe that’s another matter.  My presenter card is blank on the other side so it could be useful for Mum & Dad to write this week’s shopping list on at least.


What was your best day at school?



Best day at school. When the fittest teacher drove me back to the school
trip when we had to take my friend to the hospital. I had goose bumps
the whole 40 mins, oh to be 14 again!!



Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:00pm



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Go Sober for October & win £50 for dinner

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