• @nerys, @winston,

    Where we live there are a number of neighbours who can probably afford a cottage, and their houses seem strangely unoccupied. But at least those who remain are very responsible. They wear masks inside shops, and we all keep our distance when walking to the shops, but we still manage to say hello to each other–even if it is from…[Read more]

  • 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).

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi all.

    Have been in and out over the past few weeks, busy  as always, though the lockdown has at least meant no meetings. It has almost felt like a holiday but have been trying to catch up on other work which I had been neglecting.

    Good to hear all are well and keeping safe. Right now I am very glad to be living where I do. Despite our idiot…[Read more]

  • @nerys and @winston

    Things are indeed difficult at the moment, which is why we sometimes need a shot of humour. To that end (and something that will only make sense to Canadians):

    Restrictions remain in place for Ontarians who can’t afford cottages


  • 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]

  • @winston


    Stay safe and sane everyone!


    Ah. Now that’s the hard part!

  • @winston Yeah, you can’t beat a good pizza. Especially the ones they do in Italy. Those ones are delicious!

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston – curry is the best breakfast!

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick oh jeepers, I shouldn’t laugh about The Brain and Me! You should must write a novel! You put up with a hellava lot & still make jokes? Amazing. I hope you chase up those darn urologists. Widening the plumbing….sounds somewhat painful 🙁

    @whisht Ah, the boy will survive. Thane The Boy Who Lives (a bit much?).

    Denmark? DENMARK??…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @winston @whisht

    Unfortunately it was the virus that got him – which is especially sad as there was probably no long-term build up and maybe very little family allowed to visit him.

    However, it was lovely to see “Dave Greenfield” and “Golden Brown” trending number 1 and 2 on Twitter in the UK last night.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missrori  @whisht

    Absolutely great advice from Whisht & others. it’s true: life aint fair. I’m real lucky that due to Crohns I have “self isolation down pat” -as my niece said when COVID blew in.

    That was just after devastating fires where thousands of people & animals were displaced. Entire towns with huge histories gone overnight even though…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @winston @blenkinsopthebrave

    I think this is an uninterrupted version.

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)


    Is this it?



  • Craig replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @winston Hope the Saturday night show is good.

    The funny thing is, most of them just shoot against a blank wall or a bookcase. But Matt Smith was in a converted church. And, as I know he lives near me, and if that is his home, I think I know exactly where he lives now. Maybe not the best thing to do on TV.

    But it was excellent to see them all…[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]

  • @Winston I think there you have nailed my issue with old Star Trek and why I much prefer Picard. Like you I prefer the more rebellious (neutral good) old Jean-Luc to the lawful good younger version.

    We are about to do a re watch of Galaxy Quest, inspired by our recent discussions about Star Trek but in general are finding no more time than usual…[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

    @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]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsoptthebrave Just got my S/O to watch both of those they are so good. Thank you for the links.

    @winston Stay safe and well. Thinking of you all and virtual hugs. Dr Who is always one of my comfort viewing preferences so yes, watch plenty of Dr Who.

    We are better off than most in some ways because we have a house full of people. Dinner…[Read more]

  • @winston and @blenkinsopthebrave and jimthefish

    Also watched it again – it really is one of the best of the ‘introducing the new Doctor’ episodes. In a way, it’s a shame this didn’t get a cinema live-stream because it feels very cinematic.

    When Matt Smith pops his head out of the Tardis with that cheeky grin and the twinkle in his eyes I still…

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