• janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16  I feel for you. Being subjected to “talking heads” TV in reception rooms is torturous enough without the added horror of the upcoming election. We have been known to turn of screens when nobody else is looking, (Right now I am deploying a “head in the sand” tactic to the upcoming election. There are so many right wing horrors emerging…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 I have grown Vincas, a long time ago. they did not flourish. The only plant that does flourish here, other than Bougainvillea, which other members of the family consider to be a weed, is Rosemary. My Rosemary supplies the culinary needs of the street however even my poor Rosemary shrubs are looking dry and sad at the moment.

    I share your…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark I had never heard of a Coypus before so looked them up. They remind me of an Australian native the Poteroo, a Kangaroo-rat only the later are far cuter. They had one in the petting area of the Zoo and the R.2, when he was young and cute himself, bonded to it. I suspect they would make good pets.

    Your post reminds me of spring in Sweden.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 4

    I watched the episode this morning in anticipation. Andred is easily convinced by the Doctor turning from would be assassin to ally in the “bat of an eye”. the Doctor really lays on the eccentricity in this episode. As noted before T.B. is in his element in this story, really enjoying himself which does detract a little from the impact of the…[Read more]

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

    @rggoodie You are looking for An Adventure in Time and Space, a dramatisation of the beginning of Dr Who. I indeed love that scene you are describing.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 3

    @bluesqueakpip Another excellent overview. Finally got time to watch the episode. Things are speeding up a little. The Doctor in his element, or should I say, Tom Baker is in his element, being the eccentric, enigmatic hero who is at least three jumps ahead of everyone else. He can switch from clown to evil dictator in the flick of an eyelid. I…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 2

    @bluesqueakpip It may be that there was more (and certainly in some areas less) gender equality in Australia. Most of the female teachers I had were married but they were also mostly young, ie, post “Gough Whitlam” generation. Australia had a seismic shift in the 70s that catapulted us into the future and from which we have been regressing ever…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 2

    @bluesqueakpip Wow. I not sure what is left to say after that detailed breakdown. I think you have nailed it.

    I watched this episode straight after watching Hell Bent. I have been doing a Gallifrey based re-watch in the past week so this was very timely. Gallifrey is recognisable but very different. Love the blow up plastic seats, but they are a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 2

    And I will watch on Monday morning while on the exercise bike, just for a refresh. I have watched this episode many times but always best to re watch before discussing.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark Mudlark Manor does sound lovely. Indeed it sounds like the kind of garden I dream of having. By the end of summer I always despair of ever having a garden. I lost three rose bushes this summer. Suspect I am over watering them. But on a positive note today I harvested about twenty apples from our recalcitrant tree, more than enough for a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @idiotsavon Enjoy your “threenger” and trust me, you can never take too many photos/video. It is a lovely age and there will be days in the future when you will wish you could turn the clock back or borrow a TARDIS and revisit, even just for a few hours. Our youngest turns eighteen in two weeks time and we are still in frequent and fraught…[Read more]

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

    Oh and just for the record, for all its faults and they were many, I still enjoy Invasion of Time. I thought it was great when I was a teenager and first watched it.

    Cheers (again)

    Janette

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

    @bluesqueakpip Keen to restart the BG watches and am happy to go with the “Women Time Lords” theme if that is what we are doing. Happy with whatever is chosen really and with whatever works best for Craig and the other mods. I was also thinking of maybe doing a podcast, (on my local community site) to coincide with the discussion here at some…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Ah the Prime Minister who nobody has ever heard of. We have been living with one of those for about six months now. Hopefully with the next election that will change but the stupidity of voters never ceases to shock me.

    Watching the Brexit debacle is like watching a ship determined to sail into the rocks, or at least with a captain determined to…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark Interesting. In Australia there is no yeast in pikelets. From what I have seen the recipe is the same as for drop scones. Australians tend to misname things. For instance we call Satsumas mandarins. So when Doc 10 pulls a mandarin out of his pocket and calls it a satsuma we were very confused.

    I really like bready things that are cooked…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16, @mudlark, @winston In Australia we call “drop scones” pikelets and I have a very deep affection for them. Mum used to make them in her usual, “measure everything and do exactly as the cooking rule-book says” mehtod and I thought them ok but boring. (Like all Mum’s cooking) until I was a teen. On Saturday afternoons I would go over to a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Resolution

    @peladon1972 Clearly time you did  a re-watch then. (Always worthwhile anyway. One can never re-watch Dr Who too much.) Just for example this list is from the first four series. I could continue but am aware that I work waiting and don’t have time to complete it.

    Robot, Terror of the Zygons, Pyramids of Mars, (hist’) The Android Invasion, The…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Resolution

    I don’t recall the Doctor ever leaving the earth permanently in classic Who.  I think a good mix of earth based and off earth stories works best.

    @miapatrick I agree that Chibnell needs to find his Moffat. What this most recent series lacked was those moments of brilliance. there were no absolute duds though.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht Thank you for the link. I have started listening and thoroughly enjoying it however my laptop did an overnight update and now i have to restart.. Hopefully will get time to listen to the rest over the weekend.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @bluesqueakpip and @blenkinsopthebrave It turns out I even posted a comment on that thread but I had not rewatched the story so my memory is not entirely shot. Must be time I remedied that. There are several early Hartnell stories which I have only seen the once.

    Cheers

    Janette

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