• janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @archaicwhovian Given that most other fictional tv and film “heroes” rely upon guns to get out of trouble I think the use of the sonic is quite justified. At times writers need to pull a little magic. After all this is a show about an alien who travels in time and space in a police box and critics complains about the way he/she uses the sonic. The…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 It sounds and looks beautiful, so lush it is hard to believe that you are talking about the same country as the bleached out wheat fields that stretch out around this town. Even the Barossa is looking rather worse for wear now, the squares of irrigated vineyards contrasting unfavourably with the dead grass and red brown soil that surround…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig Intruder is persistent.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    We are terrible cooks both of us, especially when it comes to turkey. We start cooking it in the oven but move it to the BBQ mid way through to make room for the veggies to roast. the BBQ invariably catches fire and causes minor panic. This year the family decided to do Christmas dinner elsewhere, maybe it was the turkey. The boys however all…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Happy New Year all. I hope that 2019 is a good year for all and a better year for this poor, beleaguered world of ours.

    And we have a Dr Who special to look forward to.

    @thane16 We went to Sweden in February, from a heatwave in S.A. so from 40c + to -17c and heavy snowfall. Australian winter clothing just isn’t designed for that. Luckily we were…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @blenkinsopthebrave How did the cats cope with snow? We were fascinated by the way cats just ran over it in Sweden but they were raised with it.

    @kevinwho now that is some proper bonkerising. My head is still swimming after reading it.

    and  @missy Analysing a film or TV series adds to my enjoyment rather than lessening it and I think it is…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @winston We are currently sitting under the air con with the animals flopped on the floor. The cat is feeling it more than the husky and I fear for the garden but that is the case every summer. I have learnt that only roses, rosemary and bougainvillea are likely to get through our summers.

    @kevinwho Indeed the more attached to something we are…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @kevinwho Well said. Firstly people need to recognise that personal opinion does not equal objective truth. Personal taste influences how we react to things more strongly than our objective judgement. I know that at times I have overlooked many flaws in script etc because I love a particular episode. Robots of Sherwood would be a good example of…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Merry Christmas/happy solstice/midwinter/midsummer all. And we are being reminded right now that it is indeed midsummer, with 35c today and 40c forecast for tomorrow. Read an interesting article in the Guardian the other day which explained the 12 days. A huge tree would be cut down and dragged in and it took about twelve days to burn, during…[Read more]

  • @kevinwho Yes. My youngest son, (r.3), and I were just discussing this yesterday, after I finished watching Doctor Widow and the Wardrobe in fact. I love all the Christmas Specials but I think Moffat really captures the sadness that underlies the joy that is Christmas. I have a small collection of Christmas cards from friends and family who have…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave Not really a Christmas Movie person but we did a TV Christmas special podcast and I did some research on TV Christmas specials. The list was very very long. We featured an early Avengers episode which was interesting as none of the younger people in the group had seen any Avengers at all, or any black and white tv. We will be…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @blenkinsopthebrave. I can only speak for myself but I have not been posting lately mostly because I am simply too busy with other obligations. It is always a busy time of year for most people I think. I have been struggling to keep up with discussions and I confess some of the arguments from new posters coming in only to express reactionary…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig. Sadly the nutters are drowning out real conversation and making reasoned discussion increasingly difficult and many people are afraid that if they are critical they just sound as though they are siding with the nutters. You are doing a wonderful job of keeping this forum sane and safe however. lets hope it quietens down over the festive…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @Winston sadly I fear that nationalism and popularism are on the rise worldwide. I used to think Australia and Canada were alike but these days I fear we are swinging more towards that country to the south of you. Our current national government is certainly trying to tap into those “Trumpish” scourges though thankfully the party got an absolute…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 the helicopter ride sounds wonderful. I have never been in a “chopper”. I have flown in two seaters, fixed wings gliders and a hang glider but never a “chopper” so that is on my “must do” list.  My S/O got to fly in a Blackhawk from Kunungra?? to Townsville or Cairns, two weeks before the bad accident on that route. That was “unsettling”…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    I really enjoyed the episode rather more than the discussion here. Please don’t let the nastiness of the internets seep into our lovely forum. Not everybody is going to like Chibnell or his style just as many people did not like RTD’s style or Moffat’s style. (For instance there are several episodes in the second series of AG Who that I have still…[Read more]

  • @craig Wow. Impressed. I am really looking forward to seeing this series. It looks like something I will really like and it is set in Ireland an added bonus. I notice there are several Irish drama series in the works at the moment, one featuring the 1916 Uprising.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 Happy Birthday…

    Sorry I’m a little late to the party..

    Hope you have a fantastic day, despite school. R.3 had to go back today too after a week off. Thought he was done then found out Monday that he has two days orientation for yr 12. How to ruin the holidays, remind you before they start of the work load next year… I’m guessing you…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @ichabod Interesting re the increasing humidity where you are. We seem to be experiencing similiar here. Of course it could just be the last couple of summers but in the past the climate was hot dry, summers, cold with medium rain fall in winter and periodic drought. While over the past century the number of days over 40c had steadily increased of…[Read more]

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