• nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @cathannabel I am so sorry to see this news today. Like others, I wish I knew what to say at this heartbreaking time. I can only imagine the shock and grief you are experiencing at the unexpected loss of your husband. I’m glad that the kindness you are feeling from so many here, and out there, too, is helping. It can’t hold you in your husband’s…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark I have watched precisely one episode of Call the Midwife … and it was because I was staying at my mom’s home, and she and her partner were watching it. But I know what you mean. It recalls a time when such harrowing experiences were far more common in hospitals. It’s just the way it was. Yet, in this day and age, it’s still startling to…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 and @mudlark These hospital experiences you describe are jaw-dropping. I never imagined that, in this “modern” day and age, such things could happen. Like @dentarthurdent, I am very fortunate in that regard. I’ve had very few hospital stays, and now I appreciate the kindness and care I received all the more!

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston Re: turning the recalcitrant non-Whovians in your family: Interestingly enough, my husband (who is nine years younger than me) is the longtime Doctor Who fan. He started watching in his youth, during the Tom Baker era, and so he was the one who marked the calendar to make sure he didn’t miss the premiere of the relaunched series. I…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Turn Left

    @leafysuburbs Catherine Tate was brilliant in this episode. It really showcased her acting range. She is my favourite companion because I find her story arc so relatable. How many good people out there in the world are lost or angry and have no idea what they are capable of?

    You’ve nailed exactly why I loved Donna so much. And that’s what is…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 I understand what you’re saying about always thinking, “I could’ve done more.” Been there, done that. Because my father had managed his health conditions (low kidney function being the primary one) so well, for so long, I adopted a pattern of thinking he was always going to bounce back … because he always had. Of course, my rational…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent You asked about passports. I have two, U.S. and Canadian. I use the Canadian one when flying in Canada or entering Canada from an international border. I use the U.S. one when entering the United States. That’s the strictly legal way of doing it. I’ve been told it’s not really necessary to have a U.S. passport, that dual citizens…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your mother, and your pain over missing that last visit. Because, how could you know? How could any of us know what was coming? I remember you writing about her after she had died, but these reflections bring it home even more.

    I had a similar experience with my father, though mine was more drawn…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent And someone should tell Jodie that goggling at something with her mouth open makes her look like a goldfish. It does most people. The director really should have caught that.

    OK, here’s where I’m going to cry foul. I know what you’re talking about. I can also think of many, many instances in which the NuWho Doctors (Tennant,…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave Oh my, I can hardly imagine a citizenship ceremony as a Zoom event. And having to cut up your permanent resident card in full view during the ceremony? Wow! I didn’t have to do that at mine. Seems to me they instructed me to do it, and I did. But I think they just trusted me to do it. One nice thing is that you no longer have…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    Yippee! I saw this news on Facebook and immediately clicked on the “love” icon. What a relief to know that the good Doctor’s writing and direction are in good hands.

    I am saddened that Jodie Whittaker was generally let down by less-than-stellar writing, and who knows what all was going on behind the scenes. @phaseshift You provide a superb…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 The Good Place comes highly recommended. Thanks for adding your praise of it! I will have to look it up once we finish Unforgotten.

    @missrori There’s not much I can add to what’s already been said. I’m glad that it at least helps for you to express your thoughts and feelings here.

    @blenkinsopthebrave Congratulations on your Canadian…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy Generally speaking, I agree with you that the U.S. should not redo British shows. They’ve managed to ruin a fair number of them. However, The Office is one exception, maybe because I started watching it before I watched the British original. I enjoyed the U.S. version, but toward the end it seemed to be chasing its own tail and wasn’t funny…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Thanks for posting that additional info. I had already read through it, and I appreciate that they did think of non-techy people … to a degree. If they really wanted to consider non-techy people, then they would allow for printouts. But, the bottom line is that you still must upload the information, whether it’s using the…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent @thane16 Ah, if only it were so simple. I would like nothing better than to simply have a printout to show them. But no, it must be uploaded to the official federal government app. And you have to have it within that 72-hour window. From the Government of Canada:

    All travellers, with limited exceptions, whether entering Canada…

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  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave Your new hero is my new hero! Here in eastern Canada, our Covid numbers are generally very low. For that, I remain grateful. I am wanting to visit my family in the States, but so far am daunted by the new app we are required to use before returning to Canada. Basically you must have a negative Covid test within 72 hours of your…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @blenkinsopthebrave Too harsh?

    When the shoe fits ….

    I know I’m a broken record, but there were enough good episodes that I don’t consider it a total loss. On the other hand, there aren’t enough for me to consider it a successful run, either.

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    And, I apologize for misspelling Jodie‘s first name. I’m having a bit of a run with name misspellings!

  • nerys replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @phaseshift Sorry about Whittaker – what might have been,eh?

    You and @jimthefish have perfectly expressed my feelings about these developments. As @janetteb noted, I’m sorry about Jodi Whittaker, but I am not sad to see Chris Chibnall leaving. While Chibnall has created some good episodes during Whittaker’s run (the historical ones are c…[Read more]

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