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  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @jimthefish It certainly felt “dialed in”. I zoned out and worked on writing through most of it. Sad to say one of the few things I really noticed is that one episode is black and white. I thought they had stopped scrapping Who by the Pertwee years. Clearly I was very wrong about that. Quite a few stories were recovered from ABC (Australian…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Hearkening back to the discussion about pronunciation I thought this article worth a read.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @thane15 I am a little envious. For some reason my laptop seems to have a seizure when i visit the music thread so I avoid it.

    We cannot watch last night’s episode yet as the boys had a LAN last night and have all “hit the plank” so we have to wait till tomorrow. To console ourselves we are continuing our watch of old stories. Much to our shock…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @zeyra Welcome. Your English is as good as, (or better than), mine and I have never spoken any other language. (My spelling is appalling. I blame it on typos of course.:-) )

    Last night we re watched Blink and then had to watch Human Nature/Family of Blood. All superb episodes. All four actors to play the Doctor since the re boot have brought…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Pilot

    @Mersey  I am with you entirely re’ Nardole. Perhaps because I have never seen Matt Lucas in anything else so have no prejudice against him, (it was the same with Catherine Tate and James Cordon) so I reacted purely to the characters in the series. I think he, the Doctor and Bill are going to be a great team.

    (I am reading up at the moment rather…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Pilot

    Just re-watched. I caught lots of detail which I missed first time around. I paid particular attention to the paintings. The one to the right of Rembrandt looks Regency also. There is one unusual jump to Susan’s photo during a chat with Bill. I don’t recall the question/response that triggered it. Damn have to watch again. :-) The bird, (though…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Pilot

    @whisht It has been many many years since I saw the film but I thought maybe the gift of the carpet might be a nod to Educating Rita. Doesn’t she give the professor a gift, a bottle of cheap Scotch or something? That is probably too vague.

    @countscarlioni Lady Hamilton. Interesting. There is a (very) tenuous link to Scotland there.

    Hopefully I…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @wolfweed Indeed it is good to have you back. You have been missed.

    Also a welcome back to all our friends who have been absent. It is like a gathering of the clan at the moment.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    Another random thought re’ regeneration. Maybe there are two regenerations coming up. Moffat might do the regeneration he would chose if he was free to do so, ie Doctor into a woman but then two episodes later there will be another regeneration into the actor of Chibnell’s choice which will almost certainly be male. The BBC is too risk adverse for…[Read more]

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

    Had a thought re’ speculation that PC is regenerating before the Christmas Special. It is possible he might regenerate but still appear in the Christmas Special as I believe I have read that he will remain until the end of the year but plans of course might change. However my thought was that by some Timey Wimey, Moffaty trickery he might…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Pilot

    Hi just a few jumbled thoughts on watching. Too tired to read through comments after a long day making souffles and ensuring they were the correct degree of burnt, (actually it was the mock fish fingers that got burnt), custard, jammy dodgers, (as this year our supermarket did not oblige) and semlor. (The later is Swedish, totally unrelated to Dr…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    I was no longer watching Dr Who by the time McCoy took over. I wasn’t even aware that he had. I happened upon one of his stories while travelling in the U.K. We were staying at a B&B just outside of Cardiff in fact. I was surprised to discover that he was quite good but did not see any more of his stories for a long time. When I did it was clear…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @joshamus I visited Cardiff ten years ago so my experience may not be overly relevant any more. The shop was expensive from memory but there was a lot of merchandising I had not seen elsewhere. We bought some fridge magnets, being suckers for those “little gift shops on the way out”. Such shops are invariably expensive but they often do sell…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @Arbutus As one of the chief offenders I do feel very guilty about being so off topic and I occasionally try to throw in a Who related comment but the discussions have been so interesting. And one “off topic” subjects we have to shut out cat in the back part of the house or he will wake me up continually through the night. Occasionally at bedtime…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @mudlark your posts are always interesting. I enjoy reading everything you write. I would love to have studied archaeology along with history but it wasn’t an option.

    I was really born on the tipping point from “old world” to new. I recall some of the last vestiges of that “old world”. When I was very young there was a shop over the road which…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @thane15 Yes that sounds like Ballarat. I fled when I was eighteen never to return but for the brief obligatory family visit. I do love the lake/glorified swamp and Sovereign Hill and I admire the way they have promoted their heritage, putting back all the shop verandah posts that my father had removed. The appearance of the town has certainly…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @thane15 the mention of marzipan (which I love) reminds me we are about to make Swedish Semlor, (lent buns) which are filled with a very sweet almost paste. I think I will leave that task to R.2 however as he is much better at baking than I am it seems. I will stick to making Jammy Dodgers after the Hot Cross Bun disaster. I can manage biscuits.

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  • @thane15 and @missy

    I grew up in Ballarat which at one time had a high population of Chinese miners. Every time there was a celebration the Chinese would provide dragon dancers and fireworks. Despite the claims that there was no intermarriage I knew several people who were descended from the Chinese including at one time the Mayor. There are now…[Read more]

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