• Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16  @janetteB

    After writing the above, and on reflection, I had feared that the reaction would be ‘too much information’ or ‘teach your grandmother’; so I’m gratified if it was of the least use.

    Janette: when it comes to what to put in the compost bin the rule is; no meat or dairy products and no cooked foods – although I think left-over…[Read more]

  • gameravatar replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteb @nerys @whisht Funny story about the councillor, janetteb. I don’t understand the need for the terms “miss”, “mrs” or “ms”. I’ve been called all these things along with “sir”, “mr” and once “master. (I wear clothes designed for both genders. As long as it’s pratical I’ll wear it. People also call me by nicknames that sound like male…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteb Back when I was working in hospitality we all objected to the suggestion that we be called by the gender neutral, “waitrons”. naturally we all immediately pretended to be robots. We much preferred the more human sounding waiter and waitress because being identified as female was fine.

    In recent years I’ve heard the gender-neutral ter…[Read more]

  • gamergirlavatar replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • Missy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @cathannabel @thane16 @janetteb @missrori @winston @ichabod

    Thank you  – ALL of you for your kindness. I shall certainly look for all the support for the both of us that I can.

    We are fortunate in having three lovely children, all ready to help.

    It’s the moving that’s terrifying. I won’t be able to pay the rent on a three bedroom house, once…[Read more]

  • @janetteb and @thane16

    Been reading about the drought in Australia. As someone who spent 60 years of his life there, I have strong feelings about what is happening at the moment to the land itself and the government policy that is accepting (if not encouraging) it. It is clear that that this is not a changing of the seasons. I know that the…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • Arbutus replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteB    I’m not the most discerning of viewers. If something resonates with me emotionally, or makes me smile, then I’m usually happy. Although some series or episodes I have gone back to over and over, and others I haven’t. I’ll have to do a rewatch of the last series and see how it sits with me on a second go-around.

    @mudlark   I also rem…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteb

    Hi again.  I just finished watching An Adventure in Space and Time and loved every moment.  Thanks for the suggestion.  My next endeavor is to watch An Unearthly Child, but I won’t receive the dvd for another week–something to look forward to since, as @mudlark said (or was that you?), we’re in a holding pattern waiting until the next…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteB @mudlark

    Oh how right you both are–I stand corrected and greatly educated.  Also, thank you for the warm welcome.  I have to say that I agree with everything you wrote.  I’ll even admit I never heard of nor have I seen An Unearthly Child, was that a movie with Peter Cushing?  I haven’t seen any Hartnell yet, but I just acquired the…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @thane16  (syzygy the elder)

    Whatever made you think that I might be annoyed?  🙂

    @Roger429

    Welcome from me, also.

    As @janetteB says, the Peter Cushing films were a spin-off from the original TV show, the first episode of which, featuring William Hartnell as the Doctor, was broadcast by the BBC on 23rd November 1963 – although the debut was s…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteB @arbutus

    Hello from Oregon (pronounced Or-gone)–if you care about such things.  I have notice the gap references and appreciate the heads-up on the AG and BG designations.  My undergraduate degree was in History, and I adore History stories.  But when it comes to scifi I prefer my history to be funny and irreverant if possible.  I ref…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave and @JanetteB

    I could NOT believe this! He rants on a message about how the Left are haters and warmongers, that there is nothing but peace in Trump, that he’s a Christ loving person who is radical in all the right ways & provides messages of hope & love. Er what? I thought Voight had a good conscience….

    It’s interesting…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic General Books thread

    @missy and @janetteb   My son gave me a nice little boxed set of Who fairy tales and they have stories for the 1st  to the 12th Doctors each based around a classic fairy tale. The few I have read are fun. I have read a few Who books and I enjoy the audio stories performed by some of the actors. As with most things some are good and some are not so…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic General Books thread

    @janetteb

    Good idea. I have two others given to me by the same friend.

    Doctor who the Companion’s Companion.

    and

    Doctor Who. Time Lord Fairy Tales.

    However, the Tardis manual is the best so far.

    Thank you for posting, I was beginning to think I was invisible. *sniffs*

    This is after all the forum for all things Doctor Who – isn’t it?

    Missy

  • @janetteb

    @thane16 (the elder and the younger)

    Like both of you (janette and the syzygy the elder) I lived through the same years. I too often wonder if our decisions were responsible for the options available to the generation represented by syzygy the younger.

    When I think back to my own experience the one thing that always stands out–the…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB

    Yes I realise my mistake with King Bob!

    I also understand the various differences & attitudes about the rest of the universe but it doesn’t mean we leave out, as you say, the many privileges people here have. Except they’ve lost some of  them anyway. Which is no excuse. I try, I guess, to see the world as one “global village” which,…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteB sorry about the coding. I simply type it write in w/o any cutting or pasting and I avoid ‘&’ if I can as well as dollar and pound signs, question and exclamation marks. It’s a tad frustrating. I don’t want to have 9 lines of code to wade thru. 🙂  From the word improving go down to “But it was Labour.”

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB

    I think many people KNEW we were the lucky country & secured political mates rates via ‘good’ capitalism and entrepreneurship. My parents left communism but I valued a socialist society  (not Communist ideals). As Iris in The Heights says  – ABC ivew  -Thane bloomin adores it & Iris is his favourite character to the extent he’s cried wh…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark

    This is so fantastic. Thankyou so much.

    During a moment of break from studies I read some articles in the NY Times ($1 for 3-4 articles) and then watched a show called The Family which sounds nuts and actually IS nuts.  What’s worrying is on the paper’s comments there are people actively saying “yeah, no worries, he’s a man, that’s…[Read more]

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