• nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb That’s part of why my father planned his funeral service well in advance. That way, everyone knew what he wanted, and the service would follow his wishes. And it did!

    @winston @dentarthurdent @thane16 Thank you for your thoughtful condolences. It seems like we are all in this same general age range when the death of a parent is…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston I read the books some years back and really loved them so was very excited when I heard that BBC were doing an adaptation. It is just as I hoped, it captures the heart and scope of the story. The casting is excellent, the camera work stunning and the “daemons” very well done. We have started watching series 2 but it is the one show that…[Read more]

  • @dentarthurdent I agree that the cubes were a great idea and the reactions to them were also fun. Have to love Brian sitting watching them. I also liked the “character interaction” scenes with the Doctor, Amy and Rory in the flat but the plot really let this episode down. (as I said before, I suspect some of the best lines were edited in,…[Read more]

  • @nerys That was a very uplifting story about selflessness. In its own way, very Doctor Who.

    @dentarthurdent Love the story of the sea lion. Many years ago we used to live in Newcastle on the east coast of Australia. Crappy town, but we lived across from a beautiful beach. One morning we went walking and a whole bunch of dolphins went swimming…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston @blenkinsopthebrave @mudlark @dentarthurdent I echo your sentiments for a Happy New Year. Here’s hoping that 2021 will be an improvement on its predecessor.

    One bit of wonderful news from our corner of the world: A friend of ours has polycystic kidney disease (which she inherited from her mother, who died from it). Her kidney function…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Thank you, @dentarthurdent! Dad is recovered from Covid. He also happened to develop pneumonia after he’d recovered from Covid, probably due to his inactivity while being hospitalized for so long. So it looks like he has recovered from that, as well. His 14th day should be Sunday, Jan. 3. So hopefully he will test negative on Jan. 4, and then…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @dentarthurdent @johnnybear

    anytime you get something like that, send a message to craig (here, or in a pm). he’ll block them from using the site. (potentially, if left unblocked, they could cause havoc with another user, or even the site itself, so it’s best to get rid of them. there’s a fairly normal stream of them infecting the…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent  We just got some masks from my daughters mother-in-law and they are very nice and lined and fit well. she is a quilter and the masks are well made but….the pattern is of pot leaves.I don’t know if she knows that or not or if she just liked the vibrant green colours but they are definitely pot leaves. Too funny. They should get…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys
    Glad to hear the news that your Dad’s oxygen levels are now up to scratch and they’re thinking in terms of a move to rehab. That is good news. As @dentarthurdent says, not wanting to read etc is part of resting – and from what I’ve been told, a more serious dose of Covid is really energy-sapping.

    My Mum lives back in North Wales and they’…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Dad has had books, crossword puzzles and Sudoku to keep him busy. Oh, and the dreaded TV, too. But he told me that doing those things felt more like having to do them, rather than wanting to do them. That’s the toll isolation takes, I think.

    However, I received very good news yesterday: Dad’s oxygen levels are up where they need…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent  I really like Sherlock and I can watch again and again just like Who. I hope you enjoy it.

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent I loved Blakes 7 when I was young. Our boys were introduced to it at a young age. We did a podcast on it last year. (I will put up links but the site is undergoing a transition at the moment and I have to check to see that the older posts are there.) Babylon 5 was inspired by Blakes 7 and Doctor Who among other things. The first…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent

    What about Babylon 5? I found Blakes 7 somewhat dated.

    Also I haven’t seen Game of thrones either. My daughter watched two episodes, told me it was full of violence and sex.

    She didn’t bother with the rest, and neither shall I. *winks*

    I am re -watching Sherlock.

    You should have seen the panic buying of loo paper here in…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 gosh the lengths we Adelaidians have to go to  to get noticed…

    @blenkinsopthebrave. Yes I am always grateful that my ancestors took the long journey around the planet and not the short hop across the pond, much though I would love to visit Canada one day. I am happy to be on the other side of the planet to the U.S. right now.  I am a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Have not watched either Hercules or Xena though the later is on our “Too watch” list for the cult TV podcast. Sounds like Hercules is another contender. (we look at Cult TV shows from over 20 years ago. that is so we can fit in Black Books.)

    Well we are now in full on lockdown. Apparently there are mad queues at the supermarkets.…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys
    That’s good news! Hoping and praying that your Dad continues along the needs-hospital-but-not-intensive-care pathway to recovery.

    @dentarthurdent Sorry, do you mean there isn’t a giant glowing eye in the middle of New Zealand?

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Your mechanics incident sounds like one of my plumbing disasters. I went about replacing a washer the wrong way and still have to fix up the resulting mess.

    Yes The River is the Murray.Water is a very scarce commodity in South Australia so the river is a vital source of fresh water, much fought over with the eastern states.

    My…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Nice to see so many familiar faces on the forum again. It has been very quite here for the last few months.

    @dentarthurdent I hope the “outbreak” in Auckland is under control now.

    @nerys Hoping that your Dad is doing ok.

    Well we have been feeling like we are living in a Covid safe bubble too but two days ago that bubble burst with our first…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy @winston @blenkinsopthebrave @janetteb @dentarthurdent Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I’m worrying, yes. But my father has been dealing with health issues for four and a half years now. They were serious enough that I was confronted by his mortality in a way that I’d not been beforehand. Up until this point, I thought it would be…[Read more]

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