• janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston May be we are related. My partner and I have been together for over thirty years and raised three sons and still not married. Like you not something we have ever got around to.

    thank you for the Mother’s Day wishes. We did have a lovely day. The eldest son and his girlfriend bought two day passes to the Medieval Fair and spent their…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent so N.Z. is Murdoch Press free I assume. It is not just the beautiful beaches that make your country a little paradise.

    We had flu jabs a couple of weeks ago for the first time because we were shamefully overdue to visit a relative in a nursing home. Fortunately we were not adversely affected as we had to go to the city the next…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston I am thinking of you and hoping that soon the situation in Ontario will improve. As @blenkinsopthebrave says we have been very fortunate in Australia, mostly due to being an island and also to the quick response of our State governments and heath departments. Unfortunately lockdowns are the only way it seems of dealing with Covid, at…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent, Well said.

    @docnerd223 Everyone is welcome here but we are are also busy people. I check in every day and read posts but sometimes day will pass without my posting anything, not because I don’t want to or am not enjoying the discussions but because I am either too busy or too tired to formulate the words. I think it is pretty…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent We had a cool summer which was a relief after the horrors of last summer but the autumn has stretched out here too. We went to The River last weekend. (There is only one river to speak of in South Australia) It was lovely weather wise, too hot driving especially as I expected it to be cold and dressed accordingly, but lovely on the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent  I spent about two months in a Swedish hospital and owe my life to the  wonderful staff there. I listened to a lot of music and caught up on a lot of books but no amount of music or fiction could mitigate the loneliness of a night after the family went home. Our sons were still very young at the time and being separated from them w…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave It is almost life as normal here. The vaccinations are being rolled out really slowly but as long as we maintain the border protection then other countries need the vaccines far more. A couple of my friends have now had their first shot but one has M.S. and the other volunteers with vulnerable people so they were well up on the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent a good summary of the two episodes which are probably the darkest and saddest Dr Who episodes thus far. For me it is the sense of being trapped that imbues both episodes with a nightmarish quality. Firstly it is Bill in the hospital that she cannot leave. IT brought back memories of the time I spent in hospital and began to feel as…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave, @winston and @arbutus and everyone else out there,

    I hope you are all getting through. It is easy to forget here that Covid is still happening to the rest of the world. It is like a kind of nightmare that we read about and feel a bit guilty as we get on with our ‘everyday” lives and now it seems as though we are reaching a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @toinfinityandbepond Yes so disappointing. I was pleased to see him doing well and so now this makes me sad. Why do men think they can get away with it?

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent Victory of the Daleks is not an episode I have ever re watched. It only had one thing to recommend it, the Dalek in Camos. I loathe “Kill the Moon” for many reasons not just the sheer absurdity of the concept, which lost viewers unsurprisingly, but also the proposal that the earth should be sacrificed to save the moon creature.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @winston I did think Jodie Whittaker was growing into the role in season 12 and from memory there were some good episodes but the overall arc put me off a bit and I think that is why I have not done a re watch yet. It is on my “watch” list for this year.

    I am looking forward to the next series and hoping  that Chibnell will not tear up too much…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @oochillyo  the problem I have is when people point out the weaknesses in a story I become aware of them and that does affect one’s engagement with the story so I understand what you mean there. Never watch a favourite tv series with people who don’t like it. You will loose some of your own appreciation for that show.

    And having said all that I…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @dentarthurdent that is well said and I would pretty much agree though I would not have a problem with James Bond being less white as he has changed face so many times anyway but as for a female Bond, well I would rather see a new story featuring a woman. But  I am not a James Bond fan and have never watched a single movie and don’t intend to do…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    On the subject of birthdays Today is Peter Capaldi’s birthday and of course next Sunday is David Tennant’s. A lot of Doctor’s born in April it seems.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    Happy Birthday to Peter Davison who turns 70 today.  I still think of him as young Tristan. He always impressed me more in that role than he did as the Doctor but I admire his dedication to the role over the years and just love the Five-ish Doctors. I hope he is able to celebrate with family, the Doctor’s daughter, Doctor 10 and the rest. Now…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent I was wondering if it was the beach or in the vicinity of the beach used in The Piano. Those sweeping beach shots were the most memorable part of the film.

    We are about a two hour drive from the south coast but if we take the back way and avoid the city, (which stretches almost from here to the coast) it is a very pleasant drive.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent I has a look at the google images too and it is a stunningly beautiful beach.  Is the black sand volcanic?

    Time of Angles is indeed a cracking episode.  I love the moment when they realise that the statues only have one head. It reminds me a lot of “Curse of Fatal Death” which Moffat wrote as a Red Nose Day fundraiser back in t…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    We have another one!!! this one thinks we need to know who Peter Davison is. (posted in the Dr Who Memories thread.)

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy and @winston Yes another episode like Robots of Sherwood, where the camaraderie and general character interaction makes up for massive plot holes. The Caretaker is another of those that I watch when I need cheering up and most definitely should have been in my list. Sometimes it is episodes like these that work best because the “monster” is…[Read more]

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