• winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    It occurs to me that the word “companion” is a non gender specific title as is “Doctor” . They could be male, female or other.

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteb   @pedant  @miapatrick      Maybe because I was raised in the 70s and soaked up a lot of  hippie rebellion and dissatisfaction but I don’t like titles.  The ress in waitress and actress sounds small to me as if it actually makes me smaller than my male co-worker and I don’t like it. Women already get paid less than men must we sound les…[Read more]

  • @janetteb  I  watch all the Who Xmas specials before Xmas with a lot of cookies and tea. I have watched Hogfather before and I think I will add it to my list.  We all need some of Terry Pratchett’s gentle teasing and silliness……. often.  Thanks.

  • @blenkinsopthebrave   Yikes! That does look like a very dark version of ye olde Christmas Carol. I will probably watch it but I kinda like the Alastair Sim version and  Bill Murray’s Scrooged  to get me in the spirit. I agree with @pedant about the Muppets Christmas Carol being pretty sweet and it has some nice songs also. There are so many ver…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16   I want to add my congratulations on to you on finishing year 12! I think that it is great and I hope you have a really good time at your dance. You deserve it. I remember when my kids graduated the dance was the big thing for them. New suits ,new dress, new hairdos. Some kids even had limos! My kids got dropped off by Dad,  like it or…[Read more]

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

    Happy Halloween to you all. We are having a cold and rainy night here and the wind is picking up and blowing the last of the leaves off the trees. It is not a nice night for trick or treaters but a few intrepid kids showed up (parents waiting in cars) for candy. Only 7 little monsters showed up though and now who will eat all the candy leftover?…[Read more]

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

    @pedant   That was so sweet. To see Jodie Whittaker react like that when she sees who is going to play backup is pretty cute. Thanks.

  • @pedant  I never even heard about a new War of the Worlds and it looks so good! It seems to have cast the includes…everyone. I really want to watch this. So much good TV, so little time.

  • winston replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant   Sam Cooke…………like butter.

  • @thane16   @pedant and @bluesqueakpip   Thank you for all the great advice and because I know you all love the show I will follow that advice. I will watch from the very beginning and work my way up through the seasons so I can see it all. I remembered that I bought season 4 a while ago so I am off to a good start, I just need 1 ,2,3 and 5 so I c…[Read more]

  • Hello!  today I stopped by my local charity shop for a look around because you never know what you will find there and while looking through the DVDs I found the entire 6th season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a boxed set for the amazing low price of a twoney (what Canadians call our 2 dollar coin).Of course I bought it and look forward to…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @thane16    It is so nice to know that there are truly kind people in this world and so fortunate that you met one. Your friend sounds like a good person and it is sad that this has happened to her and her family. Sometimes life sucks and it is definitely not fair. Hang on to old memories and make new ones and remember the music. Take care.

  • winston replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant  Thank you for your understanding.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht @mudlark @janetteb @thane16  Thank you for all of your kind words although they have brought me tears they are gentle tears. My mother in law never said an unkind word to me in all the years I knew her. She loved her family and we all loved her ,as simple as that. We got her home from hospital to her own room that looked out on her…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hello everyone!  Today is Thanksgiving in Canada, a day to celebrate the harvest and to give thanks for the good things in your life. We ate roast turkey and all the side dishes you can think of followed by pies for desert . I baked a lemon and apple pie with lots of whipped cream. My boys and granddaughters left with full bellies and leftovers…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy  I think that when titles get changed like batsmenwomen to batters   and chairman to chairperson it is about inclusion. Including the female half of the planet is a good thing from my point of view as a member of that half and a Granny to 2 granddaughters. It is nice to be included. (says the person always picked last for the team.)

    One o…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy I am very sorry to hear your sad news. I hope you keep up your spirits and strength and that all goes well for your family.Cancer has touched the lives of many of us and I hope you can find the support that I know is out there.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant   Wow! That was way too close.  I would have peed myself and then cried. Thank you for waking me up.

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @pedant  and @roger429      It is my opinion that the decision to make the Doctor a women was motivated not by political correctness but by the things that make it possible to produce such a show, money and audience. The better the ratings the more money to be made. They are trying to bring new people to the show, maybe even female people like…[Read more]

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