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    @blenkinsopthebrave   It looks good!  Daleks and Jack, both great for the holidays. It does look like it might be Doctor “lite” but I hope not because I need as much Doctor as I can get.

    #71171
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    @bluesqueakpip  I agree, when you gotta go, you gotta go and when you go you need the T.P.

    Stay safe

    #71170
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    @heyoli  Hello and welcome to the site. I hope you like it here, there is so much to read and discuss. I love this story too and I feel so bad for him because he wants to be John Smith but he is the Doctor. I don’t remember the back story except that the Family are after him and he must hide. I will have to watch it again.

    The real hero of this story is Martha Jones who not only has to protect the Doctor and keep his secret but also has to put up with the racism, sexism  and class prejudice directed towards her. The fact that she didn’t smack someone is amazing.

    Stay safe.

    #71164
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    @janette Speaking for at least one Canadian we would love to have you visit! I have always wanted to visit your beautiful country also. Maybe some day eh.

    stay safe.

    #71163
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    @dentarthurdent  I really like Sherlock and I can watch again and again just like Who. I hope you enjoy it.

    #71162
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    Toronto is going into a lock down on Monday and the people were lining up to shop for food and Christmas presents and haircuts. Watching on the news the one thing they all had bought in large quantities was toilet paper. We make TP in Canada and are always assured that we will get enough but that doesn’t stop the panic buying. It is a self fulfilling prophesy , people worry that we will run out so they buy up huge amounts and then we do run out which causes more panic and even gouging.

    My worry is that people will drive the few hours to our town ,which is not in lock down, to shop bringing with them the virus and emptying our stores like during the first wave. I watch the news and listen to the Doctors so I knew there would be a second wave and spent the summer slowly getting ready so I can hide at home for the winter. many can’t do that and I hope they all stay safe.

    Ricky Gervais said he stocked up on wine and beer instead of T.P. and although I don’t drink I am seriously considering taking it up if this f#*king virus goes on much longer. so buy your favourite beverage and remember that in the old days they used newspaper and catalogues in the outhouse.

    stay safe.

    #71121
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   I also just watched that on Friday cause I love it so. The whole Captain Run Away scene with an angry Doctor is delicious to watch. When 11 says “Good men don’t need rules,now is not the time to ask why I have so many!” I get chills. It is an absolutely perfect episode of Doctor Who, fun, scary, nostalgic with a few feels and headless monks.

    #71120
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    @nerys  That is sad news and you must be very worried. We will all hope that his case stays mild and that he makes a good recovery. Still, you must be so worried about him even though we all know that worrying helps nothing. I know because I am a world class worrier that could “worry” for Canada if it was an Olympic event.

    Stay strong, get enough sleep, eat something and drink a hot cuppa  was always my Mom’s advice in bad times and I pass them along to you in the hope that they help.

    Thinking of you and your father.

    #71116
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   Trump has friends in low places. I am sure he will pardon some of his “very fine ” friends before he leaves but who will pardon him I wonder?

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    @blenkinsopthebrave   I was doing dishes with the TV on in the next room when they finally called the election in Biden’s favour.  Joe Biden is President and Kamala Harris is the first women in the White House! I feel like I let out a breath that I have been holding for 4 years. Yay for Americans and for Canadians and for the rest of the world, sanity may be restored.

    @mudlark Hello!  All those people in the streets protesting and shouting and even voting without masks will surely add thousands of new cases of Covid in the States.   Many Canadian provinces are seeing record outbreaks in this second wave but people keep partying and no- maskers ( give me a break) keep spreading misinformation and Covid across the country. I am both frustrated and sad.

    @thane16   It is so nice to see you here. I am so sorry about your Mom, it is terrible and sad to lose a parent no matter how old we are. I cannot imagine how much harder to lose someone during this pandemic must be. It seems you are healing a little and that is good. It all takes time. I hope your family is good and stays that way.

    A big red door is what we need.Post a pic if you can so we can see it. Mine is grey but I need a change and some colour in my life so maybe ,blue , no green, or white or yellow………….

    Stay safe everyone.

    #71085
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   Trump really doesn’t “want to go”.

    #71074
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    @blenkinsopthebrave  Thanks for that! I loved this performance when I first saw it and I love it still. It is so beautiful that it brings tears to my eyes. k.d. lang is a massive talent performing a song written by Leonard Cohen, who needs any more. I love this song and I am going to listen again.

    Stay safe.

    #71063
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    @blenkinsopthebrave       I am not stranded on a desert island but in the middle of Ontario surrounded by covidiots so thank goodness for DVD collections. If I had to take only 3 episodes they would be from AG Who because I haven’t watched enough BG to have faves. So……

    1 and 2 The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances – A good 2 part story that has some chills and thrills and also introduces Captain Jack. Plus a happy ending which I might need to keep my spirit up.

    3. The Husbands of River Song. – A funny episode from start to finish and the pairing up of River and the 12th Doctor is a match made in Who heaven. Plus we meet Nardole and the snowy scenes might cool me off if the island is hot

    4.  Since the first is a 2 parter maybe I can take another? Any episode with the 10th Doctor cause I love David Tenant.

    #71055
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    @blenkinsopthebrave I agree with you so much that I rarely watch it because it is so intense and sad. This episode is so good it is hard to watch.

    Stay safe.

    #71054
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    janetteb   This is one of life’s little coincidences, my husband grew up in the area that your ancestor settled in. It is beautiful country on the banks of Lake Huron which has miles of beaches and sand dunes.  Even now it is  a farming area with a big rural population. I hope he was happy here.

    Stay safe.

    #71046
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    @blenkinsopthebrave    Oh the “Mysterious Case of the Missing Rake” a strange case occurring all over Canada. I found mine hanging in one of our trees, no idea how it got there.

    Stay safe.

    #71044
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   Happy Thanksgiving Day! Hope you had a good one. We are shut down in Ontario and asked to stay home with only our household which means Mr. Winston and me. It also means a turkey that only he eats and a giant cheesecake (baked by me,first time!) that only I eat so…..it is track pants today.

    It is a either an extremely hard or very easy year to find things to be grateful for.  I am thankful for Doctor Who and the entertainment and distraction it gives me and because it gave me a chance to “meet” and talk to nice people from all around the world. How cool is that?

    Have a good day and stay safe.

     

    #71029
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    @dentarthurdent  Thanks for the advice. I am a massive Whovian and lucky enough to own all the series except the last one, specials and all , so I can just put on Rose and carry on. My lovely children supply me with all the shows and also copies of the webisodes so I never have to miss anything.

    NZ certainly has kept the covid at bay and many countries could learn by example but don’t. Canada has areas almost covid free yet others like mine that are having a bad 2nd wave so we are back on lock down. Oh well , what else can you do during a long cold winter but stay home and isolate anyway.( we just call that a normal winter).

    @janetteb  I am happy to hear that your area is relatively safe now and I hope it stays that way. People here got careless during the summer and seemed to think that the virus was gone but it has come back with a fury and now we all pay. My granddaughters school has 4 cases and I think it will close if there are any more and the other granddaughter is doing online classes but both are safe and that is what counts. I can’t see the one who goes to school but the older one may visit soon so that will be so nice.Thank goodness for phone calls and Whovians or my life would be pretty lonely.

    Stay safe.

    #71016
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    @oochillyo   That sounds like so much fun, starting at series 1 and watching them all will be big binge but a great adventure.Depending on how long and how cold winter is I may do that myself. It is a good way to see how each Doctor connects to the ones that came before him \her and what shaped each regeneration. Then you can come on here and read what others thought and revive old forums with your thoughts.

    I also really enjoyed Doctor Mysterio and I save it for Christmas with all the other Christmas episodes.They help me get into the spirit.

    Stay safe.

    #71014
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    @oochillyo  I have made my  list of episodes that scared me when I first watched them.  The ones you mentioned were on my list but I also added from the 9th Doctor, “The Empty Child \The Doctor Dances” because the little boy repeating “are you my Mummy?” over and over was creepy.The 10th Doctors episodes” The Water of Mars” and “Tooth and Claw” for their more traditional monsters and the 11th Doctors “God Complex”  which haunts the people with their own biggest fears. The 12th Doctors episode “Knock, Knock” because the walls are alive…terrifying. Also “Death in Heaven” and that episode is just plain scary. Those are a few of my scariest episodes and I think I will start tomorrow.

    My 13th Doctors list has not been started yet.

    Stay safe.

    #71009
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    @dentarthurdent   I agree that series 11 is hard to get into but I find that happens  for the first series of most Doctors. I call it regeneration shock and it can take awhile to go away. The more I watch the 13th Doctor and her fam the more I like them. I hope that happens for you but we all have our favourite Doctor and some we don’t like as much and that’s OK too. I just revisit my old faves now and then.

    I am a Pratchett and Gaiman fan and loved both Good Omens and Stardust, books and movie\series. I thought the casting for Good Omens was perfect and it was pretty true to the book.

    @janetteb  I have a “to read pile” also that seems to grow at an alarming rate. So many good books, so little time.  There are a few long months of winter ahead so I will hopefully sit by the fireplace with a good book now and then. Winter and a bad second wave of covid in my province means we will be spending a lot of time at home in the house, together……….yikes!

    I am a bad Canadian , I don’t like most snowy ,cold winter activities so I kinda hibernate.  Husband is a far better Canadian who enjoys skiing and ice fishing and other cold stuff so he gets out now and then. I am sure we will get through winter without wanting to injure one another. Just kidding, I will just binge on Doctor Who and jammy dodgers.

    @oochillyo Happy October to you too!  I will have to think about which episodes scared me the most and watch them again. Thanks for the Halloween task. What episodes scared you?

    Stay safe.

    #70962
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    @oochillyo   Ah, the quest for the perfect companions for a Doctor of your choice. It is so fun and satisfying to pick your favourite Tardis crew and Nardole would be part of mine. I like Nardole, River Song and the 12th Doctor teasing and bickering across the universe.  I also like Donna, Rose, Jackie, Martha  and Sarah Jane  making the 10th Doctors life very interesting in the Tardis. These are just 2 of my perfect crews and I could come up with so many more but “that way lies madness” so I will stop there but I will muse over it for many happy hours. Thank you for that I needed something new.

    Stay safe.

    #70946
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    @cathannabel  I was really saddened by the news of his death, he was a great actor and more importantly a good human being. Black Panther was the black super hero we all needed and Chadwicks portrayal gave the character so much heart and soul and strength. He will be missed by all.

    #70939
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    @blenkinsopthebrave    That episode scared me as a kid, it was really strange to see Kirk and the rest being so cruel,but evil Spock scared me the most. At a time when nobody me or my family knew wore a beard, I thought evil people grew beards.

    Trump and his band of evil misfits should all grow evil little beards! I have a sister and nephews in the States and things are indeed bad there now in so many ways. As a Canadian I was always been influenced by our neighbours because of their TV , movies and music not to mention hippies and the peace movement and I once knew more of their history than our own. ( I learned my own now ) To see them try to go backwards in some doomed attempt to capture a past way of life is sad. The past was misogyny ,racial , gender and social intolerance, all the things that Trump seems to encourage now. I don’t get it, which is probably a good thing.

    Stay safe.

    #70935
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    @dentarthurdent  I so agree with you on this episode. It has all the feels you need. It went from funny to so sad in moments and the conversation between Clara and the Doctor in the crypt is one my favourite scenes in all of Who. When Clara asks the Doctor why he would suffer so much to save her and he says “I had a duty of care” I cry every time. Such a simple yet elegant line that says so much.

    Clara and Me flying through the universe in a diner shaped Tardis with a broken chameleon circuit is a great send off for both those characters.

    Stay Safe.

    #70923
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    @thane16  It is good to hear from you and to know you are okay. Life here is slowly opening up for those that want to go out (safety measures) but we still have not rid ourselves of Covid so for many like us seniors life is still on hold. There are about 100 new cases every day here in Ontario but it would be nice to lower that number.

    I forgot to mention that with the baking comes the eating and with the eating comes the gaining. I have put on a few pounds  myself! I have started to feed the painted turtles that live in our creek so they may be gaining weight too. I call it the Turtle Club and I am the only human and since I bring the snacks I am also the President. I might be suffering cabin fever.

    @blenkinsopthebrave  We also make an occasional raid on town for supplies and today we were giggling through the store cause it felt like we were in a video game what with following arrows down the aisles and avoiding people going the wrong way and turning around and running away from the unmasked baddie . Every trip to town for milk is an adventure.

    Stay Safe everyone.

    #70919
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    @oochillyo  I like your optimism and I also hope that when this virus goes away we will come out the other side kinder and wiser. Nice people like you will lead the way.

    #70918
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    @missrori   It is good to see you are okay and I feel the same as you about the endless cycle of work and isolation without some of the things that make life livable. It does start to wear on a person after awhile. Everything is cancelled or delayed or just too complicated or unsafe to bother with.Where I live in Canada (Hi! neighbor) I am already fairly isolated already but I miss my friends and family. We can only stay safe for them and cope . I am gardening and pickling and painting and all the “ings” you can think of including bingeing on movies and series.I also haunt my online library for ebooks.

    Maybe try to learn a totally new skill like baking or painting or woodworking or just something you always wanted to learn like another language.Maybe something that takes you out of your comfort zone like writing a song or juggling?

     

    I know the Covid-19  is very bad in the States and I hope that it starts to get better soon for all of you.

    Stay Safe

    #70906
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    @oochillyo   I agree that what scares somebody is also about who that person is and what they have experienced in their own lives. Some people love to be scared by movies like my 15 yr old granddaughter who tries to get me to watch them with her( I never do) . I am easily scared and I don’t like the feeling so I avoid it when I can. That said, Who has scared me a few times but Midnight is an episode I rarely re-watch because it makes me feel first scared than slightly sick at the behaviour of “scared” people. There is nothing more frightening  than a crowd of scared people with a scapegoat readily available. Well that got me thinking, thanks for that.

    Stay safe.

    #70905
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    @dentarthurdent     The Doctors entrance in this episode is one of my favourites. This Doctor does nothing in a small way. Missy is delightfully deranged as usual and she tortures Clara in so many ways.

    I also found the handmines pretty creepy, looking a lot like bits of bodies stuck in the mud after a big battle. The only thing creepier in this episode is Colony Sarff  with shriveled up old Davros coming in third.

    I have not watched this 2 parter in a while and now I think I will just to remind me how much I liked it.

    Stay safe.

    #70895
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    @janetteb   Just a shout out to you and your family! hope you are still all good. Some day we will get a vaccine and this will all be a bad nightmare (I keep telling myself ) and we will get back to whatever normal life is. Until then stay safe.

    #70894
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    @dentarthurdent  Hello and welcome to the site. I live in Canada so we are a long ways apart but united in our love of Who. This is a great site that can keep you busy just reading all the posts and the people are all nice and friendly. Go ahead and post on older forums because it will spark conversations as Who fans can and do re-watch episodes over and over again and like a new perspective.

    Your faves are great and I like them all  and like you I can never pick just one. Maybe “Rose” because it was the first new Who I watched and it got me hooked. I too like a cute little Tardis.

    #70865
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    @oochillyo   I also like Gridlock for its humour and montage and for the ending where the Doctor finally tells Martha about his home. A rewatch makes me happy-happy too!

    @blenkinsopthebrave  Those are 2 very good episodes and also some of my favourites for different reasons. Blink out and out scares me! The characters are great but the Angels are creepy. Vincent is all heart and feels and tears for me. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if he really knew just how important he would be to the world? Sigh.

    See, I cannot pick a favourite episode. It is impossible for me to make up my mind.

    #70862
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    Hello @oochillyo  and welcome to the site. I love Doctor Who and when people ask which episode is my favourite my head starts to swell as I try to narrow it down to one episode. I think it always changes for me depending on which Doctor I am watching at the time and so many other things. If I was forced to pick one (maybe by tickling or something) it would be Rose. The first one I watched and the one that got me hooked. That episode started me on a great adventure in the Tardis  and I have loved the Doctor since then.

    I hope you like the site and that you explore it and have fun.

    #70825
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   We have spent a lot of time on the west coast of Vancouver Island as my daughter lives there. It is a nature lovers paradise and when I am not there I always wish I were.It is so beautiful that at first it is almost a sensory blow out. My neck was sore from looking up at the mountains and the eagles and my shoes fell apart from being soaked with salt water exploring the tide pools.

    I am land locked in Ontario but I am lucky enough to live in the best place for a birder and nature lover, a marshy creek that runs into a large wetland. It is lush with life at all times , winter or summer and if you can handle all the little (sometimes huge) bitey insects it is a good place to be. I just wish we had seals.

    #70818
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    @nerys  You do live in a beautiful part of the country! We love to walk the shore and to sit and watch the shore birds. I once had a tern drop a little fish right in my lap. It was a small mackerel, pretty funny. I love the gannets too and I can watch them dive for hours.

    We have a mom and baby river otter who swim around our creek eating fish and playing while we sit quietly and watch. A mallard duck who has 8 ducklings likes to sit on an old log with all 8 babies sitting in a row. Too Cute!

    Have a great week and stay safe.

    #70800
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   @nerys  and @arbutus   To my fellow Canucks… Happy Canada Day.  We live in a beautiful and country , I have driven it from coast to coast and no matter how long you have you can never see it all. It is vast, and yet the people make it cozy. We have oceans and lakes and mountains and prairies and frozen tundra, heck we have it all! Stay strong, be  Canadian and we can face any obstacle with compassion and sheer determination.

    To all my other Whovian family members a classic Canadian greeting  ” Good day eh!”

    Now I am off to put on my toque and drink some maple syrup.

    #70761
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    @draigh    Welcome!  One thing I have learned about Doctor Who is that there are always more Daleks, always. I don’t know how but they always come back. That is a good thing though , Daleks are cool bad guys.

    #70737
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    @missy  I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  You must be devastated and I will be thinking of you. I agree that line is so true and so sad and I hope you get through this with the love and help of friends and family. Stay safe.

    #70717
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    @shepherd    There are many great shows featuring transgender characters and many wonderful transgender actors including Bethany Black who appeared in the Doctor Who episode “Sleep no More” but the Doctor is not one of them. The Doctor is an alien from Gallifrey, a Time Lord who can “cheat death” by regenerating. Every cell in her body dies and is replaced and anything can happen. The 9th Doctor says he could have 2 heads or no head and the 11th thought he was a girl for a second. In other words they can be male,female or something else entirely. There is no transgender agenda only a plot device to replace actors and keep our favourite show going.

    #70712
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    @bluesqueakpip   I really enjoyed Picard and I really like Discovery also. I do like the episodic style of Discovery especially for rewatching later when I can watch favourite stand alone episodes. The new style of Picard on the other hand makes me want to watch it all to solve the mysteries and finish the arc but I am not going to watch any episodes on their own. I will watch the whole series again so I don’t miss anything. Picard does get pretty exciting at the end.

    #70700
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   We were surrounded by those cottagers , filling up the town and lining up in front of the stores they promised not to shop in. Apparently they feel that their taxes allow them to infect us. Ahhh covidiots. Thanks for the link.

    @janetteb When I get to hug them I may never let go. Good to see that things are getting better in your area.

    #70691
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    @nerys  Good to hear you are doing OK. I love your beaches because you can walk forever and hardly see a soul just beautiful shore birds. It is great that you have no Covid where you are, we don’t have as much as Toronto but our seniors have been hit hard and one home lost half of its people to this horrible virus. Maybe some of these covidiots who call it a fake could explain their reasons to the families of the victims .Oh well  I tell my husband we have to take care of our own health in the end and rely on our own judgement to get us through. I do miss my granddaughters and their hugs but they are all healthy and that is what counts.

    @thane16   I have not heard of the show but I will check it out. I hope you and the family are good and healthy. Have you picked out a door colour yet? My house is white and my door is a grey\blue colour that is very boring and I may change it when the stores are open and I can buy paint. You have inspired me to add a splash of colour.

    Stay safe and sane everyone!

    #70652
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    @miapatrick   I have a very talkative brain myself so I sympathize and I share your insomnia.   @dalekbuster523  We tend to go for pizza or Chinese food , maybe because they are both good for breakfast.

    #70617
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    @mudlark  That was a privilege to watch and I am in awe of Stevie and the rest of his comrades in the Bomber Command. His memories were priceless and his loss is a loss for us all.I really liked the bio at the end and the long happy life he had with his wife was a reward he earned again and again. How brave and selfless were those young men who must have known how many of them were dying and yet they still volunteered. Thank you for this , it has given me some much needed hope and reminds me of how good we can be.

    #70609
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    @craig  That was haunting.

    #70600
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    @craig  My husband told me today that it was covid. He has been talking about the band and singing songs all day. It is so sad  about the people being alone at the end. Just too sad.

    #70595
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    @craig  That is sad. My husband is singing along to the song as I type. He was (he would say still is) a punk and loved the Stranglers.We have a couple of albums here. I will have to dig them out and have a listen.

    #70594
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   and  @cathannabel    There are messages above this but I fudged it up somehow.

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    @thane16  It is so good to hear from you and to know the family is doing OK. I think a yellow door would be perfect against the blue and white so I say “go for it”. It s too bad that thane junior cannot find work and I have my fingers crossed that he finds a job soon. Like you we usually hang around the house anyway so this is not a stretch for us and we have our gardens and the creek. We throw the canoe in and paddle down and into the wilderness and that is bliss. I do realize how lucky we are and have invited our friends to use the canoes if they want.We will keep the paddles and canoe as clean as possible.@cathannabel I know how you feel, I miss my kids and grandkids so much! I don’t have a camera for my old PC and we talk on the phone a lot but a good old fashioned hug would do this body good.We also have health problems in the house so until there is a vaccine our isolation will have to go on.@blenkinsopthebrave This site and the people on it have helped me through some dark times and it still does. There is nothing like Doctor Who for pulling me up and inspiring me to do the brave things and to be kind to all creatures who cross my path. The only thing better than watching the Doctor is talking about it to like minded people.

    Stay safe and sane  out there and paint your doors any colour that makes you happy!

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