• janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Definitely not respecting site protocol but I think the 10 weeks is meant to be ten years. It will be ten years since she passed away on the 19th. Does not seem so long. So in appreciation of the reminder I think we should look at a Sarah Jane story on the 19th in honour of a very special Dr Who companion. (To us older fans at least.)

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @winston that is a lovely story. Children are wonderfully resilient. I did not know that even wet wool provides insulation. I guess that helped the early 20thc arctic and antarctic explorers to survive.

    A little good news is to be treasured in times like these. It feels at times that there is nothing good happening, if it isn’t Covid it is global…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent Agree Sophie Okonedo is fantastic as Liz 10 and would have been a great Doctor. The star whale is hard to swallow as a concept but there are a lot of good elements in the episode.

    We have just rewatched Robot, Tom Baker’s first story and it was fun. I did not realise that he very first line is “Sontarans interfering in the course…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent You are right, I forgot Last Christmas which is one of the best of the favourites. (currently hanging my head in shame.)

    I think Twice Upon a Time is sad because it is the last Capaldi episode and because it shows the trenches that wonderful night. I love the story of the Christmas Truce but it saddens me too because it did not…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @winston, now that is going to be a long list. Definitely the Christmas Specials, The Christmas Invasion, A Christmas Carol, the Snowmen, The Doctor the Widow and the Wardrobe and Husbands of River Song with Runaway Bride, Voyage of the Damned, the Next Doctor, Time of the Doctor and Doctor Mysterio not quite so good but still a joy to watch. I…[Read more]

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

    @missy  I insist on having many favourites where Doctor Who is concerned. 😉 and Face the Raven is amongst them. A good episode on so many levels. Thin Ice is an episode that I re watch often The Pilot less so. It is not a bad episode and has some good moments but not one of the best.

    cheers

    Janette

     

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

    @dentarthurdent The arrow made me cringe when I first watched the episode and still annoys me but I tend to overlook that for the sake of the banter between the Doctor and Robin though I understand how that can be too much. My sons also hated that episode for that reason. We often argue about it. They tell me  I am far too forgiving when it comes…[Read more]

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

    @winston by coincidence we currently have a plush river otter sitting on our table. Our border’s girlfriend gave him a WWF North American River Otter adaption for his birthday so maybe that is his otter you saw. Until yesterday I was not particularly familiar with the breed so having a toy version is not quite the same but still very cute. She…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @baines Hi. Yes I like all of the angels episodes. Is the twist you are referring to the line about the local population having  two heads and realising that the statues only have one. Love that moment.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @oochillyo Hi Agree with some and disagree with others. Martha is greatly underappreciated, in part because she only did one series and her strengths were overshadowed by her unrequited love for the Doctor. It took time for me to really warm to her but now, after rewatching some of her stories many times, (Shakespeare Code, Human Nature and Family…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent I hope you have made it down to Christchurch and are not caught in the new lockdown.

    cheers

    Janette

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

    @oochillyo such lists are always fun but I find it hard to limit my favourites to just 14. I would agree with a lot of those on your list but FAmily of Blood/Human Nature would have to be in there and The Empty Child, Blink, the second last episode with Bill, (forgotten the name) I might be able to manage 24 favourites. The hardest would be to…[Read more]

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

    @missy apparently it is a remake, a U.S. remake maybe.  Not much is known about it as yet and there are no actors attached. I had heard that the original was not considered a success so it surprises me that they are remaking it.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys that is a beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing the link. Snow is so photogenic. Much more photogenic than dust. I also love the effects of mist. The first time we visited Avebury it was early morning in January and very misty. I love the images of the stones looming out of the mist. Next time we visited it was sunny and they did not have…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent, @blenkinsopthebrave @winston, True snow can be quite disgusting when it has been lying about on roadsides and banked up on pavements for weeks or months. Perhaps it takes more than one snowy winter to loose its appeal.

    We spent 14 months in Sweden. IT was snowing when we arrived but by the time we were able to buy a car the snow…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston Snow sounds like heaven to me. there is something quite magical about snow. I am always looking at photos of snow on the Guardian. I love snow even though I really feel the cold and right now, as we swelter through a mild heat wave, snow is especially appealing.

    If something does go wrong and we have to cancel again at least we will have…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Yes. Given that our relative situations, (in oz and nz) are so good in comparison to the rest of the world we can only be thankful if we have the occasional two or three day lockdown. I feel incredibly lucky at the moment, just doing things that a year ago we took for granted, ie going to the pub, attending meetings, going for…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy. Yes. what is the saying, something better an ounce of prevention than a pound of cure. It is more than time that our leaders adapted that policy. Nice to see that both Victoria and Auckland are now out of quarantine because the quick reaction worked to contain the potential outbreaks.

    Just hoping that there are no snap lockdowns required…[Read more]

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

    @missy Yes and really enjoyed it, especially the first two episodes.I see that Moffat is now working on a series titled Jekyll.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent Yes several of those in our podcast group really do not like the way Moffat writes. I love how layered his stories are and all the little references that are so easy to miss. For instance we just watched the Pertwee story with the Daemons in which there is a UNIT scientist called Osgood complete with very thick glasses. I think he…[Read more]

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