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

    @thane16 I didn’t even know Dire Straights were Brits and I saw them in concert in Israel of all places but then my knowledge of music is somewhat limited. Knoffler’s evocative music now for me signifies Local Hero.
    cheers
    Janette

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

    @craig, my partner is in the process of retiring, (opting for poor and happy rather than well off and hating every second of the day), and considering all the possibilities now that he has time to do things again. We have so many grand plans will need at least two more lifetimes to achieve them all.
    I was thinking of doing the episode a day with…[Read more]

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

    @bluesqueakpip I really like the suggestion. Seems a shame to omit “the Aztecs though. Rather than skip over susan and Romana II can we actually watch at least one series the Australian way, ie Monday to Thursday, just so we can fit it all in. We were actually lucky down here, getting Dr Who four nights a week and when the new series ended they…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Films thread

    Oh and a note on the Star Wars film, what annoyed me most, even more than the cutesy Disney critters on the island which were so clearly “photoshopped” in, the scenes that were purely designed for 3d effect, or the pointless script, was Ray’s makeup. There she is, a “tomboy” character type on a remote island with perfect makeup of the “spend an…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Films thread

    Finally got to see the film on Boxing Day. Boys spent the next two days ranting about how bad it was. Next year we are going to see Mortal Engines on Boxing Day rather than the next Star Wars film. Hope that doesn’t end up so badly. It is an adaptation of R.3s favourite book which makes it risky however Peter Jackson is the producer so have hope…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    I feel as though it is a futile gesture, what with the most powerful nation on earth being run by a fruit posing as a human and failing badly in the attempt and so many other nations, like our own being run by witless fools, the planet beginning to fry and those who have the power to deal with it sticking their fingers in their ears and humming so…[Read more]

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

    On the subject of wild seas of all the channel crossings I did back in my travelling days I only once encountered rough seas. I was reading Brideshead Revisited, the storm on the Atlantic chapter at the time which was apt. I felt as though I was on the same ship as the characters. Had a rough voyage from Le Harve to Ireland once but the worst…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave Yes I wish I was there, but not on the cruise ship. I don’t need converting to the wonder of islands either. Various islands and they feature very highly on my “go to” wish list; Hebrides, Shetlands, Lofotons, (Norway). @Bluesqueakpip It was perfectly calm when we took the ferry to Iona. The boys feed crisps to the seagulls…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave and @thane16 Received a history of S.A today which was aptly titled, “Under the Burning Sun”. We consider mid thirties to be fairly average summer temperature. It don’t get hot until the mercury gets over forty. Oh for snow.. and islands are wonderful. I often wish I could relocate to one of the remote Hebrides especially when…[Read more]

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

    Hi @scaryB Good to hear from you and @blenkinsopthebrave over in icy cold Canada. Mid thirties here and the upstairs air-con isn’t working so the boys are sweltering at the mo. @Thane16 I hope you Mum is better soon. Not fun being ill over Christmas. Please pass on my regards to her and I hope you all get to watch the special…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    Moffat is always at his best when writing the small, intimate stories, not the flash bang wallop end of the universe type script and so I was really glad that he chose to show his strength in the final episode. There have not been many stories that have pleased every member of this family, this was one. R.3, the youngest “recalcitrant” was not…[Read more]

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

    Happy Christmas all and best wishes for 2018. We host the family Christmas lunch here. Sadly we are a diminishing family, now down to ten as the aunt is not well enough to travel. Still the house is decorated within an inch of it’s existence, the pantry is overflowing with seasonal delicacies, mince pies, pepperkaken, Stollen, fruit cake, pudding,…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Missy and @Everyone Merry Yuletide and best wishes for 2018. May the world begin to improve,
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @fatmaninabox Nice to see you about again. We have missed you.

    @Craig, We have indeed been honoured. Seems like you might be needing a very big stick,, I noticed that a dodgy post was quickly disappeared recently, maybe the one in question.

    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @gamergirlavatar What she said… I think you have expressed just what I feel about this episode and P.C. I recently re watched the series and have just watched the Christmas Specials. In the last one when he realised that it has been 24 years since he gave Grant the crystal the repressed grief was palpable. Peter’s face conveys such emotional…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @whisht Hear Hear..

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Films thread

    We are waiting until Boxing Day to see the new Star Wars film, in keeping with tradition. In Oz big films always opened on Boxing Day until a few years ago and so that was when we did the line up to see LOTR with friends and went out for dinner after at a favourite Indian Restaurant. Since then Boxing Day is cinema day followed by curry.
    The Star…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 3

    Finally got to catch up on this story the other night but have not had time to comment as yet. Really enjoying @bluesqueakpip‘s account of the audio commentary. I am not convinced by Anneke Wills claim re’ the coffee however. Her function seems mainly to scream, a very backwards step for the female companion after the early years when Barbara…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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