• winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @mudlark   I love the sound of your pond with hedgehogs coming for a drink. I think they are one of the cutest creatures and I would love to have them in my garden. We have red and grey squirrels and birds drink at ours and raccoons come to try and get my goldfish. Anyway the last 2 called Jim the Fish and The Incredible Mr Limpet (now safe u…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @missy   So sorry your summer was so stressful but thank goodness everything and everyone  is getting better. Life just has to get in the way. Anyway I am very glad you are back and I like to read your posts.

    @missrori  It is good to hear from you again and I am sorry your injury has got you down.Soon you will have a new Doctor to distract you…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @blenkinsopthebrave  I am glad to hear you are safe and we all hope that the fires are out soon.My daughter who is on the west coast of the island says it is pretty hazy and then foggy out there. She can’t believe there is anything to burn after the last couple of years.We have had some big fires in Northern Ontario but they seem to be under…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @janetteb and @blenkinsopthebrave     I agree with you both about The Eleventh Hour being a terrific episode. It is an introduction to a new  Doctor that is hard to beat. I re-watched just the other day (when it was far too hot to go outside) and loved the 11th Doctor all over again. It was also a unique way to meet and quickly learn about the…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave  That would be excellent!  I will admit that rash .rule-breaking Kirk is my favourite captain but I wouldn’t want to be on his ship. Picard was a very calm and reasonable captain, not so prone to risking the lives of his crew. Much better to serve under him.

    Maybe the Incredibles could take on the deplorables and the t…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb  @thane16    I  also went to school through the 70s and the kids were tough on anyone  who dressed or looked different. We did not have a lot of money for 4 of us kids and my Mom couldn’t and wouldn’t indulge our “need” for Levis and platform shoes. At the time I resented her willingness to throw me to the lions but I guess it made me st…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @craig   Wow!  Your helpful  manner paid off big time. You gave the 11th Doctor directions in time and space. You are “the boss”. I would probably have gone mute and not even asked him if he was Matt. Then I would have walked away wishing I had said a 100 things. I am pretty sure that I will never bump into any of the Doctors in my little town but…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @jimthefish      Moffat does like time travel.  I think this is great for him and fans of the book and his work. I liked the book but I didn’t love the book. I expect with the Moff at the wheel it will be very good.

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @pedant   We are lucky to live on a creek with miles of swamp and marshland around us. These wetlands are so important as a nursery for so many birds, mammals and aquatic animals. We even have a family of river otters.

    Glad you liked the name.My husband came up with it, just with his brain as I told my granddaughter.( he is computer free) I did s…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @everyone   Last Thursday I was at my son’s when his boxer named Ruby had 10 yes 10 puppies.That was a pile of pups. My granddaughters head almost exploded in excitement. Her awwwwws got so high pitched my ears hurt. But all are well and mom is a real champ!

    Anyway they all needed to be named for the vet and their records so my son thought he w…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @pedant  The ospreys that fish our creek and pond did nest on an old radio tower across the highway from the water for a year but it was dangerous for them because they sometimes barely cleared the cars and trucks while flying across. A new platform was built for them before they came back in the spring and the old nest and tower were taken down.…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @pedant Thank you for sharing that with me. It is so nice to see the ospreys doing so well and learning to fly. I like the structures built along side the nest  like a couple of old trees. Are they put there to help the young learn to fly? Or maybe just more leg /wing room? Those birds have a beautiful view and the one you give us from the tower…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb and @blenkinsopthebrave  First to my fellow Canucks “Happy Canada Day!”

    I loved the original Star Trek when I was young.  I joke that I learned everything I needed to know

    about life from  Star Trek. Life lessons like “the needs of the many out weigh the needs of the few” and that cruelty and injustice should be fought against. I le…[Read more]

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

    @wolfweed Thanks for that.

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @janetteb    Sorry about your tough week. I am done with dragging kids through school and in fact we are going to my granddaughters grade 8 graduation next week.Her parents can fight the good fight and we will just enjoy the milestones.

    In Ontario the province I live in we just had an election for premier and they voted in a Trump impersonator wh…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @pedant and @ichabod  I agree that people and animals today are already suffering from the effects of climate change all over the world. Hotter summers every year along with the smog alerts that go hand in hand with forest fires and massive heat related tornadoes. Our far north Inuit towns losing feet of shore line to rising sea levels, and…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @ichabod  First let me congratulate you and your grandson and his new wife. They sound like wise young people with brilliant futures. Secondly , I want to say I agree with your posts and I also have a big stake in the game. My granddaughters and grandsons as well as all the children on this planet deserve better than what we are leaving them and…[Read more]

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

    @ichabod   I always understood how some felt about the gender change of our Doctor and I felt /feel some of it too. Also I worry that there are many people who will not even give her a chance and that is sad.  I just think about all those past Doctors and their memories ( including Clara)  being part of this new regeneration. It will be fun…[Read more]

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

    @ichabod  I have to agree that with you about the culottes. I didn’t like them the first time around but thats just me. I also wonder how the whole”female” time lord thing will be dealt with. She can’t just ignore it but we don’t want it to become the whole story,  just like being a female is not my whole story.

    When Matt Smith first took the r…[Read more]

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

    @toinfinityandbepond  Thank you for the news , I look forward to that.

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