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

    @janetteb   After -20C  it is just cold….really f*#*ing cold. It can take your breath away. Best stay inside curled up under a fluffy blanket watching Doctor Who.

    stay safe.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb    Well, the beach I usually go to is Piha, on the west coast, so unaffected.   On the east coast, I don’t think there was much damage generally.   One place, Tutukaka, had a lot of damage in a marina (several boats sank), I think probably the shape of the coastline caused the tsunami waves to concentrate.

    @winston   All I can say is,…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb Yes, geomorphology 🙂 I agree, it is incredibly unlikely that the dam breaking would permanently flood the valley, though certainly it could drown the Fisher King. Unless there was another major dam downstream (in which case the village would have been flooded already). I hadn’t bothered to analyse the situation to that extent, it was a…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent   @janetteb  It warmed up to -7C today so that was nice. We are expecting a snowstorm through the night so we may have a lot of snow in the morning. I have charged all devices , gathered up the emergency lights and stocked up extra water in case we lose our power, so I am ready. I also put a couple Doctor Who audio books on my t…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @blenkinsopthebrave  and @janetteb    Things always look better in the morning!  Number 1 son says he feels 100% today and youngest son has a few job interviews lined up so we hope for the best. Thank you for the good wishes although so many of us are struggling through this pandemic and many have it way worse. At least we have our home so the…[Read more]

  • @janetteb I wish I could say I saw it on the big screen, but we watched it at home, courtesy of one of the very few video stores left. (I cannot see either of the two ageing Blenkinsops inside a cinema anytime soon.) It was still visually stunning.

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb   Even though it is very cold here I still find it easier to get warm than to cool off in the heat of the summer. Like you I tend to hide out inside ,venturing out to water the gardens and pick veggies. Those vegetables canned and frozen are coming in handy since like your area our shops have empty shelves and what is there is o…[Read more]

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

    @archier  Welcome to you from up here in chilly Canada! We love the Doctor too so you are at the right place. Have fun exploring and commenting.

    @janetteb  @dentarthurdent    It was -25C   all day today, have pity for my frozen tootsies. All I can say is Brrrrr…..

    Stay safe.

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

    @janetteb I just can’t imagine 40C. We hit 28C a few days ago and I thought that was as hot as I ever want to be. In particular, my brain stops working at that temperature – which is to say, I’m still conscious, but I just can’t make any mental effort. When I was working in Rarotonga, over the height of summer, I would just sit in my office in the…[Read more]

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

    @winston  @janetteb   Well thank you both!

    I realised I’ve been posting here for – over a year, and I still don’t have an  icon?  avatar?  picture.   So I scratched my head but in the end there was only one that would suit.

    Blakes 7 opening credits – quite memorable, but very seventies.  Well, actually, the logo reminds me stylistically of comic…[Read more]

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

    @mellouie, Welcome!

    @miapatrick, You are, of course, quite right about Moffat appealing to a particular cohort. I readily admit to being part of that cohort. I confess, I was never really excited by RTD’s take on the Doctor and all the episodes I liked tended to be written by others (and not just Moffat). When it came to Chibnall, I tried really…[Read more]

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

    @mellouie    Hello and welcome! I hope you like it here,it is a great place to be if you are a Whovian.

    @janetteb That was a delightful story. I loved his enthusiasm and love of sci-fi and Doctor Who. His collection is wonderful and if I lived there  I would definitely visit.

    Our library changed its website and now wanted a username, som…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb   I hope you can stay safe and avoid the covid there in Oz.   It sort of causes ripples here in NZ, in that we were set to ease our borders and now that’s on hold.    Delta got out about four months ago and the Government has given up trying to isolate it, but is trying to control it, apparently fairly successfully since case number…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @nerys   Thank you ,I agree that having her healthy is the best Xmas present I could get! She is returning to online school for now but at this point she wants to go back to school. It was fun at first ,not so much now. Children everywhere are suffering through no fault of their own, they must feel so powerless. It makes me sad.

    @janetteb  Th…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb Thank you so much for posting that story! It’s just what I needed. As you say, with so much of the news being bleak these days, it’s nice to have a break from that with this lighthearted piece.

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb   Bloody brilliant!  I have a huge grin on my face, thank you. I will think about that every time I take out the garbage bin.

    Sorry to see you have the same covid nightmare we have and for the same reason. Hang in there and have a good Christmas.

    Stay safe.

    Ho Ho Ho!

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteB I loved that story about taking out the bin! (Particularly the photo of it in the phone booth: “It was just talking trash.”) I was showing it to Mrs Blenkinsop the morning, and at the same time an email from an Australian friend who has recently retired to New Zealand came in with the header “We should be proud to be Australian”…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Last Christmas

    @janetteb    Well, I just watched Hogfather – three hours!   I’d forgotten that they included so much from the book, in the movie.

    I suppose The Amazing Maurice was a Discworld book – it wasn’t in the ‘main stream’ of them IIRC.   My favourite characters were Death and Lord Vetinari, I think.    And Nanny Ogg.   And Angua the werewolf.…[Read more]

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