• Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 (17) Happy birthday!

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

    BBC APPROVED SPOILERS...

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @tardisprototype94 This is a parody, right?

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @pedant Dammit you just made me cry.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    I had a vague memory of a (relatively) obscure literary reference and have just tracked it down to this episode:

    We’re going to lure them in here with the promise of food, then deal with the spider mother in the ballroom. Oh, that sounds like the best novel Edith Wharton never wrote.

    Bit of an odd one!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    My other half (who is not given to bonkers theorising about Who but has watched it since pretty much the beginning and loves it almost as much as I do) has commented on how many times WhittDoc says ‘Sorry’.  I hadn’t picked up on that consciously but its interesting – apologising (in the sense of acknowledging fault or of expressing regret) is…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark That is rotten luck.  Hope it gets sorted completely and quickly.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    I got a private message from the same ‘person’. I’ve just deleted it.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @ichabod @thane16 @janetteb  I loved what little we saw of Budapest (we had a coach tour and then a short guided walk by which time it was dark) and very much want to go back and explore without the constraints of a guide or an elderly parent!  I also was very taken with Bratislava.  Salzburg was lovely but for some reason it didn’t leave me wi…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    I’m back, and catching up (have watched the Conundrum ep but not the Punjab yet – tonight for sure).  The Danube was amazing, and the company we travelled with (Riviera Travel) were superb.  It wasn’t the kind of holiday I’d envisaged for myself but it was my father’s holiday really, and I was there as eyes and ears but obviously enjoying the p…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Just to say, I will be AWOL for the next two Sundays, as I’m sailing up the Danube on one of them big river cruisers with my 90 year old Dad.  Will have to catch up rapidly when I get back to Sheffield (Sonic City) – I will stay clear of this site till then, however, and hope that I can avoid spoilers on Twitter and Facebook!  Have fun and don’t f…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @mudlark We had Mischievous Night in Nottinghamshire in the early 70s – I’m pretty sure it was on 31 October rather than 4 November?  No dressing up, just ringing people’s doorbells and running away, that sort of thing.  Or at least that was as much as we ever got up to – I dare say others were bolder/less scared of getting caught!  We never di…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 You’re not wrong, this is a bloody brilliant place.  Love it.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Re Brexit.  I hesitate to chip in, not because I don’t have strong views about it, but because the very word fills me with such weariness and foreboding.  There are two parts to this – the first is obviously the simple binary vote (in or out) that took place over two years ago, and which went (fairly narrowly) against what I believe is in the i…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @juniperfish I’m almost sure the t-shirt started off blue, was red for a bit, then back to blue.  Would have to rewatch to be sure…

    Plot-wise I felt it left a bit too much dangling, as it were.  The mummy spider was dead, and the other hotel spiders were in Not Donald Trump’s panic room, but what about all the others?  There was the one that ki…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Rosa

    @anduril – so possibly just a bit of a laundry mishap??  I rather like the idea that the Tardis might malfunction in those very prosaic ways as well as in its more cosmic functions!

    I joined in part-way through the Great Bow-Tie Adventures and am not sure I ever entirely grasped their complexity but it was fun, and a fab introduction to this lovely place.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @whisht Yay, Steel Pulse!  Loved their Handsworth Revolution album.  Loads of passionate political pop around at that era, good times.  I’d say we need a resurgence of that kind of movement, but the singles charts don’t have the power they had back in the days when a song such as Ghost Town would be in the charts and everyone would know it and ha…[Read more]

  • @msrbahar  I am genuinely, very sorry for your loss.  And that’s a damn good excuse for grumpiness.  Nonetheless, I still cannot read your statement about Segun Akinola’s selection being anything to do with his race as anything other than racist.  You didn’t care for his score, fine.  But to jump from that to the assumption that he’s been give…[Read more]

  • @msrbahar What you call your ‘humble’ opinion is actually staggeringly arrogant.  And obviously racist.  So I don’t think I’m alone in saying I’d rather you took your opinions elsewhere.

  • Just re-watched The Sound of Drums and noted the similarities between the scene where TennDoc, Martha & Cap’n Jack in a random warehouse cannibalise bits of kit to make the perception filters, and the scene here where WhitDoc & her pals in a random warehouse cannibalise bits of kit to make the Sheffield Sonic (as it will hereinafter be known). …[Read more]

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