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Happy Milkybar Day! // A Valentine's Day with a difference

Published by Mr. C

Please excuse me while I interrupt your regular stream of F1 news and views with timely ode to the fantastic girl who makes all of this that you see here possible.

It goes without saying (although I insist on repeating it regardless), that Sidepodcast would not exist in any form without the incredible work put in every day by one person. Be it writing and producing unique shows, filtering and summarising important F1 news, subediting crazy amounts of submitted content or managing an active community. Christine is one in a million, and today I insist on a rare display of public affection to highlight my appreciation.

Sidepodcast  Valentine's Day

Once upon a time there was a tradition on Sidepodcast to celebrate Valentine's Day, not with a typical bunch of flowers, but rather a single Milkybar. In my mind this was a hugely romantic gesture designed to fly in the face of rampant over-commercialisation. Unfortunately a quick scan through the archives tells an entirely different story.

Apparently I've never been good at this kind of stuff.

With the Formula One community now so copiously connected thanks to the wonders of social media (and in a tenuous attempt to bring this thread back around to the subject), be sure to keep an eye out for motorsport related displays of public affection today, and share them in the comments.

Excuse me while I sneak off to purchase some white chocolate.




  • White chocolate? Milkybar? No!! Dark chocolate and port are the way to go. Don't break the bank, but don't cheap-out, either. And never, ever succumb to the forces of commercialization. But given how mean they were to you in the past, Mr. C, maybe you ought to be receiving the treat?

    And this story may not be the spirit of the day you had in mind. But it is about affection and relationships, sort of.

    auto-racing.speed…ng-legal-options/

    auto-racing.speed…-legge-situation/

    (Don't breakups count, too? Did I misinterpret the assignment?)

  • Oh, Mr. C, you're too sweet! :) Happy Valentine's Day, you lovebirds! :D

  • Christine and Mr C are a couple? Who knew?!

    ;-)

  • What has happened to Mr C? Public displays of affection like this don't go with his previous history of sending Christine to buy her own Milky Bar.

    Christine and Mr C are a couple? Who knew?!

    We have had the odd subtle clue in the past sidepodcast.com/p…tus#comment-64814

  • We have had the odd subtle clue in the past

    sounds like an excuse to share these again: sidepodcast.com/p…ost/some-pictures

    (don't worry, i've already reserved a spot on the sofa)

  • (Don't breakups count, too? Did I misinterpret the assignment?)

    love it!

  • @ValtteriBottas - Happy Valentines Day everyone! Found my #valentine from a swimming pool earlier today pic.twitter.com/nL7lLaV4

    https://twitter.c…01996243385720833

  • @ValtteriBottas - Happy Valentines Day everyone! Found my #valentine from a swimming pool earlier today pic.twitter.com/nL7lLaV4

    Is that his girlfriend, or just someone he's picked up?

  • On the subject of Thank-You's

    Last night I sat through another online Open University tutorial. An experience where you brace yourself for a continual squealing sound in the background and so much audio-feedback that you can hear every word echoing around 10 times but still not figure out what the tutor actually said.

    So I switched off and started dreaming of it could be, with crystal clear live-streamed FUF and FBFB interfaces. ♥

    Keep up the good work Christine & Mr C. And just for this once, "The Milky Bars are on me!"

  • (don't worry, i've already reserved a spot on the sofa)

    I know I have said I'm okay with the archives but this is a step too far!!

  • Is that his girlfriend, or just someone he's picked up?

    i vaguely recall something about his girlfriend swimming at the Olympics

  • i vaguely recall something about his girlfriend swimming at the Olympics

    en.m.wikipedia.or…milia_Pikkarainen

  • I suppose I should say, Mr C, in response to the original post, you're okay too.

  • I suppose I should say, Mr C, in response to the original post, you're okay too.

    your kindness knows no bounds* ;)

    *am just grateful you're still speaking to me

  • All this is so awww.

    *other types of white chocolate are available

  • Happy Valentine's/Milkybar Day! I have collected up some F1/Valentine's related tweets :) 8enginerule.wordp…1-valentines-day/

  • Happy Valentine's/Milkybar Day! I have collected up some F1/Valentine's related tweets :) 8enginerule.wordp…1-valentines-day/

    yay!

  • All this is so awww.

    That's not the word I used ;)

  • Hurrah! Mr C remembered!!

    *remembers that day*

  • Here's something I've just come across: http://twitamore.com - it 'works out' who your Twitter account loves

    So far I've found that I ♥ @sidepodcast; @sidepodcast ♥s @F1Minute; @mrschristine ♥s f1_lou; and @betterthan ♥s @patwotton.

  • Here's something I've just come across: http://twitamore.com - it 'works out' who your Twitter account loves

    Amazing! I love Mr C apparently and Lou loves Amy :)

  • Amazing! I love Mr C apparently and Lou loves Amy :)

    What's even better is that F1Minute loves itself. :D

  • there is a lot of love in the room :)

  • Here's something I've just come across: http://twitamore.com - it 'works out' who your Twitter account loves

    My twitter account ♥s @chainbearF1 but he ♥s @betterthan

  • My twitter account ♥s @chainbearF1 but he ♥s @betterthan

    such.a.tart.

  • I'll just put this here.. :)

    @NataliePinkham 14 mins

    I'm sitting in a parked car in the BP garage forecourt whilst my hubby runs in to get me a Valentines card #romance

  • and @betterthan ♥s @patwotton.

    Heh, mine ♥s @betterthan.

  • I'm sitting in a parked car in the BP garage forecourt whilst my hubby runs in to get me a Valentines card #romance

    :) :)

  • Keep up the good work Christine & Mr C. And just for this once, "The Milky Bars are on me!"

    ;)

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