• nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave It’s good that folks are being responsible. Sadly, there are some, in various parts of the world, who still believe none of this applies to them, and they are above it all. But I’m glad that’s not true where you are!

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave Ha, we love The Beaverton! But, as @winston points out, it may be satire … but parts of it are all too true. Some folks wield their sense of entitlement like a bull in a china shop (at the expense of everyone else).

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston A nursing home in Halifax has been similarly devastated. It seems especially cruel that people living out the last stage of their lives should be hit in this way, and their loved ones can’t be there with them. The COVID-19 deniers are exasperating … as are many “human nature” things these days.

    I’m not sure how we’ve managed to escape…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dalekbuster523 Nova Scotia beaches (especially in my part of the province) are rarely crowded. The crowds can be larger near Halifax, which is the only city in the province. Hence, the population density is higher there. But where I am, the population is sparse, and during most of my beach walks, even in summer, the most people I see are five, 10…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hello @thane16 and all! I realized it was time to check in and see how everyone is doing. My husband and I are plugging along, both of us still working. They just reopened the beaches (with physical distancing rules in place, of course), so that’s a huge relief. Walks on the beach are one of my favourite stress-relievers. I’m looking forward to…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston and @janetteb Thank you for your kind thoughts. I think we will never have many questions answered, and certainly not to our satisfaction. One of the awful things, besides the magnitude of the tragedy, is that people cannot gather in groups to grieve together, because of the COVID-19 lockdown. But one good result of that is that media…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Thank you, @blenkinsopthebrave It is a tough time. It was already a tough time, before this. But I believe that sense of community you remember will get us through this. But I feel so shaken for those who must live with this terrible trauma.

  • @blenkinsopthebrave I’m with you on Picard. I think what I loved most about it is that for a Star Trek series, it was beautifully restrained. The action was just enough, not relentlessly over the top the way Discovery has been (at least, for me). The characters’ nuances really shone through, in the best “show me, don’t tell me” tradition. My…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    As many of you know, Nova Scotia is my home. My husband and I moved here in 2011. It’s a small province, and we live in a rural, sparsely populated region. It’s peaceful, beautiful, a wonderful place to live.

    Our little town was well away from yesterday’s horrific mass shooting, but I know we have driven past many of the impacted communities on…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston Yes, I am still working. Our grocery store managers put up more Plexiglas at checkouts, and we are constantly sanitizing our belts, bagging areas and other surfaces. Plus we have arrows on the floor for people to follow through the store so that traffic is moving in the same direction, and people aren’t moving into that six-foot distance…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Oops! In my previous post, my editing “window of opportunity” timed out before I realized that, after I moved the last paragraph up to where it belonged, I forgot to delete it at the end. So anyone reading it will be scratching his/her head, wondering why I repeated myself at the end. Sorry about that!

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston Just looked at your Sandy Point webcam but all was dark except for the lights on the water so I will look tomorrow. We love N.S. and spent a month there in 2015 on the Digby Neck and it was so beautiful!

    Sorry I am so late in replying; I just spotted this! It’s likely we are in very different time zones, in which daytime here might well…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy So far, so good. I work as a cashier in a grocery store, and that has brought its challenges, for sure. We now have plexiglass shields set up at all checkouts, plus barriers behind us so that we’re not in any direct contact with customers (other than handling cash or coupons).

    The main issue is that we are doing so much sanitizing at our…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave Picard will be on our viewing schedule tonight. Can’t wait!

  • nerys replied to the topic Rose

    My husband, who is nine years younger, is the original Doctor Who fan in our family. He started watching as a young’un during the Tom Baker years. So he was quite excited when he found out about the reboot. I had a sort of “meh” attitude about the whole thing, but agreed to watch “Rose” with him. And I found myself completely drawn in. I loved…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick I am so sorry to see this news about your significant other. I hope this is temporary, and once this thing settles down (as we all hope it will do), his treatments will resume. But I know it must be hard to think so far forward into the future, and even more difficult to keep from worrying about the present.

    @thane16 Good to see you!…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave You are correct, we haven’t seen the most recent episode. That might be in tonight’s viewing lineup. Thanks for revealing no spoilers!

    @jimthefish I loved Penny Dreadful, so I’m up for a rewatch blog!

  • nerys replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    @jimthefish I agree. Chemistry is one of those elusive qualities. A relationship either sparks it, or it doesn’t. Even though they are actors, doing what actors do, sometimes there’s that little extra something that makes all the difference, in terms of believability.

  • nerys replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    One of the things I loved about “Day of the Doctor” is how Clara and Matt Smith’s Doctor really connected. I never felt that emotional connection in the regular episodes. And she really clicked with David Tennant’s and William Hurt’s Doctors, as well.

    It seemed such a shame that it didn’t happen (at least, not for me) at other times. Over time, I…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave As I watched that episode of Picard, I made a similar mental connection to Doctor Who. I am siding with the notion that the mental image now afflicting Dr. Jurati is a fiction concocted by Commander Oh to compel Dr. Jurati to do what she did. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if it was real. Either way, I liked Picard’s…[Read more]

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