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


    Quite right about the wooden cyberman, in Time of the Doctor.  The Doctor makes it destroy itself.



  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Winston sure was. Thank you. I hope you don’t fall too often. Makes for a fun anecdote from mum & others but the bruises take a while to go away I reckon 😉


  • @winston

    Absolutely! The Eleventh Hour has to be one of the most perfect episodes they did. It has everything. Wonder, magic, hope, excitement, adventure…Like you, I loved it. And even out here on the relatively balmy west coast, Doctor Who isn’t complete–at this time of the year–without a blanket.


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

    @Thane16 – Happy to offer any cooking tips I can, Puro and Thane, tho it may not go further than – make sure you take the giblets out! As @idiotsavon (hi back) says – melted plastic is not a recommended seasoning! (Been there, done that too, I try to stick to garlic now 😉 )

    @JanetteB Sorry about the cinema disaster, but sounds like you made the…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Winston  Happy NY to you, also.

    Lets all grab a hold 0f 2019 and make it do what its told.

    I love that! Using those memory or vision patches the Doctor uses would help. I think in Capaldi’s first season 1 of PC and Clara where she wants the Doctor to find heaven and get Danny back (naturally, the Doctor, practised at Aikido, and fully aware…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @janetteb @winston – I watch episodes completely subjectively, then try to analyze them objectively, because I find the latter almost as much fun as the former.  (I really am strange.)  Looking at the new series objectively, I agree that it’s not bad in general; on a subjective level, though, it’s not what I want from a TV show, hence my d…[Read more]

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

    @winston We are currently sitting under the air con with the animals flopped on the floor. The cat is feeling it more than the husky and I fear for the garden but that is the case every summer. I have learnt that only roses, rosemary and bougainvillea are likely to get through our summers.

    @kevinwho Indeed the more attached to something we are…[Read more]

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

    @winston – they love their jumpers. Unfortunately, day turned out less than perfect since one doggie (who is suffering from heart and kidney failure) decided she needed a tummy bug to round things off.  I mean, she’s up on the window seat as we talk shouting at passers by so we’re not panicking, but let’s just say she’s given me lots of Christmas…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    True, “my boyz”

    “we’re not her boys” from Rory and “yes, we are” from the Doctor.

    Enjoy Boxing Day!

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    I’ve almost fin-fished (gag, right there) the Vampires of Venice and despite how it was slagged off (a bit) I noticed Smithy being very, very ‘old’ school: “We don’t discuss this Amy. I tell you what to do and you do it.” Rory, in a weak  voice says, “thank you” whilst Amy tosses her hair and stomps off.

    Just re-reading the Sofa posts…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @Winston  thank you yes, the stone fruits are the best we’ve had in10 years. Mangos are spectacular. Your favourite son did a very good deed, indeed. I’m watching Smithy right now. Everyone else, in the middle of Boxing Day, is having a long nap but as I didn’t wake til 11, I’m not in the least bit sleepy.

    Too much cold aint all that good! I’m…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    Indeed we are. But I had a moment….wherein the roast pork, left in fridge for too long, wasn’t going to crackle. To the god crattklexporokox I prayed (also called the Bosch oven handbook) and soon ……(within 10 mins) we had pork crackling with potatoes dauphin  – – @mudlark when returning would know the origin of said spuds – – and…[Read more]

  • Hi everyone!


    Miss me?


    I have a few things to show you!


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    They made me giggle so I thought I’d share.

    How’s @winston and @missy these days?

  • @thane16, @winston, @craig, @pedant, @cathannabel, @jimthefish, @janetteb, and @everyone

    Ok, The Christmas TV setting is being arranged, and yes, there is “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and, as indicated earlier, “Die Hard”.

    But the truth is that the the main events are the two all-time Christmas favourites in the Blenkinsop…[Read more]

  • @winston – So glad you feel that way too.  When I’ve seen polls of favorite Christmas episodes, this one’s always near the bottom, which perplexes me.  Oh well, everyone values different things.

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

    I’ve just spent a chunk of time catching up on a couple of weeks of sofa chat that I’m really sorry to have missed. Especially the garden talk. Nothing like a good convo about things like lavender, frogs, and climate. As @winston knows, there’s nothing a Canadian likes more than a nice bitch about how hard it is to garden in zone whatever. Too…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston @blenkinsopthebrave then there’s Polar Express. In its first release to DVD Thane watched it upwards of four times a day over several weeks and into the next Christmas.   😈

    I’m now making him sit through it again. I like some of the associated attitudes of kindness, mystery and adventure, thoughtfulness etc. It’s been at least…[Read more]

  • @winston

    Apparently, when it was released in Japan, it had the title: “The Reluctant Hero”, and the catchphrase to the movie was, apparently, “the detective who has no shoes!”

    It sort of captures the movie perfectly.

  • Craig replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston You can download it using this link:


    It was just a first draft so is a bit over-written. When I read it now I groan at some of the dialogue and would probably cut quite a bit of it – but it’s still not bad (if I do say so myself).

    As I said before -…[Read more]

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


    I watched that the other night, such fun although sad.

    My young friend – well she is half my age with a family – did the Christmas visit yesterday. She brought up the 13th series of which she has only be able to watch 3 episodes – not for reasons you may think but lack of time. Like me she wasn’t looking forward to a female Doctor, but…[Read more]

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