• janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @winston my garden is a sorry sight today. We have just experienced the hottest three April days on record and everything is parched. Fingers crossed we will get rain today. It is long long overdue. Normally fire restrictions are lifted on April 15 and then the farmers burn the stubble. The town in ringed with plumes of smoke. I suspect that the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    Oh. Going to the city on Friday and have a couple of birthdays to provide an excuse to venture into the bookshop. It has been many many years since I last read a Target Dr Who book. I still have some up in the top room bookcase. But reading the above comments sounds as though it is time to start again. (and I have only got about two chapters of…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    I cannot eat out any more due to food additives. For the same reason i now have to cook everything myself, which is not something I really enjoy. This year I had to start making my own hot cross buns with mixed results. I love lebanese and Indian cuisine. Lately I started making my own Lime Pickle and there are a few excellent Indian groceries…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 1

    Ah. This is “my Doctor Who”, the stories I watched as they were screened in Oz. The first story I watched was the Zygon one but I am not sure whether I was watching repeats or not. ABC used to show the new series then run repeats of previous series for about six months. Hence we got to watch and rewatch the same stories every year. I think I…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Aztecs part 4

    @bluesqueakpip I rather like the Star Trek solution to the old gender representation problem. I think, personally that despite being so advanced in many ways Gallifrey is still very backwards in terms of social equality. There is clearly a very regressive class system and so it is not unlikely that they also have a degree of old fashioned gender…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @ddoherty95 Yes nice profile pic. We are currently watching through some of our favourite TEnnant stories. Last night we watched Family of Blood and Blink. I think we will skip into the Doctor/Donna stories now.
    He is such a fine Doctor but so was Chris E as is Matt and Peter Capaldi. They are all brilliant. We have been fortunate indeed to have…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @cathannabel You are doing good work. I hope it is a success.
    cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @blenkinsopthebrave I think Australian cooks of the fifties inherited all that was bad about English cooking with none of the redeeming qualities. Everything boiled to a pulp, no garnishes. Researching into S.A. history I am beginning to understand why. Mutton was the only meat available and it would have gone off so quickly that options were…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @blenkinsopthebrave Amusing indeed and so of its time. Spag” was an alien food to most Australians in the fifties and no doubt to most Brits as well. My parents never cooked or ate spaghetti. Indeed the limitations of Australian fifties cuisine, (if you could even call it that) is a theme of a cooking column I write for a friend’s newsletter. (I…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    Yes and??
    Cheers
    Janette

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

    @pedant that is indeed brilliant. A few years ago I customised a Playmobil Port a loo into a Tardis. Someone suggested I call it the Turdis. That might apply there too.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    Like @winston I can’t pin down a single favourite either. Though it is a contradiction in terms I have a lot of “favourites”. A lot depends upon mood too. Some days I enjoy a particular episode because it better resonate with my state of mine, with the state of the world. Right now I am in need of reassurance, of something bright to block out…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @ddoherty95 They are all the best. Each actor of AG Who (otherwise known as “nu who”) has brought something different to the role, has different strengths and should be appreciated for what they have achieved. I don’t ever feel the need to compare and say one is better than the other. We are currently re watching some Ecclestone Doctor episodes…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Aztecs part 3

    Interesting commentary as always @bluesqueakpip I always wondered just what age Susan is supposed to be. At times it seems she is a child, at other times the script writers seem to be depicting her as an adult. No wonder Carol Ann Ford struggled to develop the character.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @winston I would be inclined to agree that the angry doctors are the best but then I recall Tom Baker and would have to add, the angry and funny doctors are the best.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @toinfinityandbeyond Well not really Dr Who but the BBC. From what I heard he left due to ethical issues but was honourable enough not to mention it to the press so the BBC should have been grateful to him for that. Would love to see his take on Macbeth.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    I think it likely that the Master will return as Master not Missy now that the Doctor is female. The gender tension between them worked so well. Keeping the accent would be nice.
    cheers
    Janette

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  • janetteB replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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