• winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @janetteb      I feel your political pain and share your fear for the future. Our lovely( I like him) PM Trudeau is fighting the surge but I fear it is a losing battle. My province of Ontario just elected a Conservative govt. that ran on a platform of anti-immigration and anti-environment and soon cut programs like the cap and trade carbon tax…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16  I cannot over-winter lavender outside so I have to dig it up and bring it indoors  or just replant every spring. I replant so I would just get rid of the bad plants and start again. I hate to throw out any plants so I have a patch in the back where I put plants that don’t want to grow anywhere else . Sometimes they surprise me and t…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @thane16  The pumpkin headed Trump guy doesn’t seem to care for Canada and seems intent on hurting our economy anyway he can.He doesn’t hurt our feelings though, we just shudder and cringe and hope it is over soon. Nothing we can do to change how the States votes but we have to fight that nationalism and populism in our own country. We cannot let…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16      Frogs are very cool! I live on a creek so I have a lot of frogs and toads in my garden and I love them. My favourite thing is to see them in funny spots like on the nose of a statue or under a ornamental mushroom or even when they are really well hidden in my flowers. I make my husband take photos for me as I am crap at it. I have…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @thane16  I also see the 12th as a trickster or even “the great pretender”. He has a different face for every occasion, but inside he is sad and tired and a little bored. He has learned over a very long time that his control of the universe is limited and although that is scary it is also freeing. Letting other people look after themselves and…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16   I wish I could send you some nice cold snow and you could send me a wee bit of heat.

  • winston replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    @arch   You and I could watch Who together as I also “just sit back and enjoy the ride”. When the music starts I am sucked into whatever story they are telling me and like you I always find something I like. I am rarely bothered by inconsistencies because I never notice them until after the show is over or until I read it here. Sometimes I even r…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16     Have a happy birthday!  So when are we going to see @thane17 ? You know you are young when you are willing to put your age in your name. Advice from an old Grannie : enjoy every day of 17. In the words of ol’ blue eyes “it was a very good year”

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant  It took me a few minutes after watching to post because of the swell of emotions this brought. I miss my Mom and Dad so much but I was so lucky to have had them for parents and to have known them as people. Love is a gift. Thanks.

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @pedant  That should make things easier for some people.

  • winston replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @thane16    You are very wise.  We should never go backwards.

    @turntheclock  Social messages in TV shows have been around since TV was invented. Even Gilligans Island had them. I for one can be entertained and learn something at the same time.In fact we all need the lessons on kindness and fairness . Hate and fear are out there and we can’t pret…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Kerblam!

    @pedant   Kerblam!   I think you just nailed the thing on the head, for me anyway. I absolutely agree that fear is the thread that ties these episodes together. Fear of the unknown, of change , of differences and fear of others. Being scared is horrible and it drives people , animals and aliens to do desperate things to avoid it. Sometimes tha…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Happy Who Day to all my fellow Whovians!

    @mudlark and @janetteb  Although Christmas pudding is not one our family food traditions I will be making enough shortbread and butter tarts to keep a dairy in business. I also make the shortbread ahead of time to “age” in the cold room so the simple flavours have time to mingle. Christmas time is very…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic General Films thread

    @craig  That looks like an amazing documentary. I don’t have iplayer but I will ask my library to order it if they can because everyone should have a chance to watch it. The work that Jackson has done on these WW1  films has brought these men back to life in a way that brought tears to my eyes. It looks like they were here just yesterday. I r…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @cathannabel   I noticed that she says “sorry” quite a lot and she reminds me of the 10th Doctor who was also sorry a lot. In both cases I think it is because they feel helpless in the face of tragedy and the “laws” of time travel. They apologize because they feel they have a duty of care that is impossible to  live up to ,  as the 12th Doctor lea…[Read more]

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

    @jimthefish  @missrori  @bluesqeakpip    I am disappointed that there will be no Christmas Who this year. I look forward to it as one of the few things I do for myself on that busy day. Dinner is over ,dishes are done and the family has gone home and finally I get to sit down, make a cuppa and watch Doctor Who . The specials are sometimes too sen…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave  I was sad to hear about Douglas Rain who was a classic.

    Also just heard that Stan Lee has passed. A legend.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant  Ouch!  That looks pretty scary and I join everyone else in hoping you have a speedy recovery.

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @swordwhale    That picture made me smile! Thanks. I once saw one on a car in a parking lot that said “My other vehicle is a Tardis” I wanted to look for my fellow Whovian in the mall but my OH was having none of that.

    Lucky you having such a beautiful place to visit, I hope it was a good day even if it was cold.

  • winston replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    I like her, she is “The Doctor”.  In fact for me she became the Doctor almost as fast as Matt Smith did. Her clothes are quirky and her boots are cool and she made her own sonic spoon. I felt the 10th and 11th Doctors in there as well as the 5th. The first episode is over and I am very happy with the new Doctor.Can’t wait to see what happens next.

     

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