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    Yes, thank you for this. I haven’t posted on here for quite a while, and forgot that links don’t automatically expand into previews.

    I look forward to seeing many of you tonight at seven-ish, or tomorrow catching up.

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    Happy Doctor Who Day everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    I’ve just realised that the Doctor was originally chosen to be the caretaker. Of course – she’s done the job before! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Guess that’s why they moved to programme to Sundays, too. Seeing a Northern train on a Saturday at all would just be too confusing.

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    Oi! Spoilers!

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    1. I really, really love the theme tune.

    2. Graham’s speech at the funeral sounded a bit like a homage to Peter Capaldi to me.

    3. Tim Shaw is trending on Twitter.

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    Hello everyone!

    So nice to see all the familiar faces back in the room with the large TV.

    Now let the fun begin!

    10 … 9 …8 … 7 … 6 …

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    Hey @pedant and @thane16 (Puro)

    Maya is (probably) back at Manton Bay. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    UK: The Sarah Jane Adventures Now Available On BBC iPlayer



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    Sorry, I’m messing up the links today.

    I’ll try this:


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    I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Doctor-Who-Christmas-Special-Day tomorrow,

    and leave this here:



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    Yes, but I haven’t managed to see her myself, yet. Have you read the blog about the other nest?

    It’s been an exciting few days – both are back at Manton Bay, and at Loch of the Lowes, too. And one at Loch Garten. And…


    Why oh why did you post that link to the Dyfi last year?!? ๐Ÿ˜€

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    When you click on the little padlock at the bottom of the chat it will stop updating and you can catch up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Let’s hope for a proper popcorn season this year!


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    They’ve been testing the cameras all day, luckily the live stream was just on when she arrived. A few camera problems now, though. Do you follow the chat there?

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    Blue 24 is back! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    @mudlark @all

    Sorry, I’ve messed it up again.

    I’m aware that the Dean is of course the head of the faculty, not the department.

    Not that it matters a lot, but it’s definitely taught me never to post again when my brain is already in bedtime mode. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Hehe, language fail.

    “You beat me to it” was what I wanted to say. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Thanks @mudlark , you’ve beat me to it.

    Except that the “Professor” doesn’t make him the head of his department, but the “Dean”. But I’m sure that was just a typo caused by exhaustion and bewilderment. I know how you feel. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    We do indeed have scholars!

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    What your friend is talking about is river dredging. There are indeed people who think that dredging rivers would have avoided or eased the effects of the big floods of 2014 and, to a lesser extend, of December 2015.

    However, there are also quite a lot of people opposing this view, our Environment Agency among them. I refer you to this article

    I’m afraid I cannot cite any article stating the opposite view at the moment, but you’ll find some of their arguments in the comments.

    I’ve also heard people saying on Facebook that it was the EU who forbade the dredging, but given that there were ongoing discussions after the floods if they should dredge now or not (I think they even did something in the end, but I’m not sure), and these discussions never even mentioned the EU, I’m not quite sure this is indeed the case.


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    Please change your source of information.

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    Did your cousin go to the Wales ComicCon this weekend? Did you?

    And did she/you like it?

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    Ah, great, now that it’s working I’m past edit time.

    Anyway, the one above (below?) is for @pedant

    Look where I was on Tuesday! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Oops, sorry, messed this up. Wanted to post a picture…



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    Don’t give me ideas!


    Too late.

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    Slightly late to the party… Merry Christmas everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚



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    Thanks @pedant
    I concur.

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    Oh, and this one is for @jimthefish , as promised…

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    It was indeed a most lovely evening! ๐Ÿ™‚

    A big thanks to Mr and Mrs @jimthefish, @wolfweed, and above all @scaryb for being so welcoming.

    Only downside: more than three weeks to go until the re-watch! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    Thanks @jimthefish

    To be honest, I wasn’t really expecting a suggestion – just my clumsy way of announcing that I’ve got a ticket, too! ๐Ÿ˜€ (There’s a reason why I usually don’t write any posts… I’m just rubbish at it!)

    A clever colleague of mine suggested getting a ticket for the night bus, which is probably what I will do. Only need to cover a few hours until the first train back home goes in the morning anyway… ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS: Apologies for being off-topic

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    Can anybody here recommend a reasonably-priced accommodation in Edinburgh for me to stay at for one night on the 27th August? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Happy New Year, all you lovely people of this wonderful place!!!


    Not related, but what about adding some comedy to our Capaldi retrospective?

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    As it should be, Christmas definitely brings out the child in me when it comes to TV/DVDs!

    An absolute must every year is the Muppets’ Christmas Carol. So beautiful, and so funny.

    Then there’s the Italian series from the 90sย  Fantaghiro, which was on German TV every Christmas and Easter for years. It looks pretty dated, now, but the first episodes are still quite lovely.

    The Last Unicorn, which I could only appreciate as an adult.

    Recent additions to the Christmas list are Watership Down and The Wind in the Willows (Cosgrove Hall version).

    This year, for some strange reason, I’m thinking on doing a little Buffy marathon. After all, when I moved to the UK a few years ago with ten moving boxes, and had to leave 95% of my stuff behind, the Buffy DVDs absolutely had to move with me. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh, and – Giles, yes. And Oz. And Spike. Oh yes, Spike… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Cannot quite decide where to post this – here or in “Fan Creativity”… ๐Ÿ˜€

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    I might have missed something, but could it be that now we don’t only NOT know the bad news Clara wanted to tell Danny, but also the bad news Clara wanted to tell the Doctor? Probably the same thing?

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    @scaryb @arbutus @whisht – Thank you for your kind words!

    Arbutus – this one’s for you ๐Ÿ˜€


    Anonymous was @barnable! What has happened to Barnable??? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    A song from Pippo Pollina, my favourite singer/songwriter.

    For @htpbdet , whom I still miss a lot.

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    Thanks @scaryb!

    Just to post something that’s the total opposite of Tom Waits (and because I just happened to listen to it when I read your post), here’s another song that asks “Should I stay / should I go”.

    Oh, and look, I’ve chosen the incredibly cheesy version with three Doctor Who actors in it, from BBC’s marvellous Blackpool. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Thought I’d contribute a song, for a change…


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    Hmmm… the “LISTEN” on the blackboardย at the end of the episode doesn’t look at all like the one at the beginning.

    Sorry, can neither provide screenshots nor a nice bonkers theory with this (“continuity error” is all I can come up with… boooring… now you know why I’m usually only lurking).

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    Not so much a song asย a video in your honour


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    Very sad news.ย But rest assured that you, your brother and your mum have many friends here on this forum, who miss you and who will keep watching the stars together with you these days.

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    Has the Anchorman clip already been posted here (shown in cinemas before the anniversary episode)?

    (Sorryย in caseย the link is not working. I’m stuck with some fairly dodgy browsers at the moment).

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    Re @Shazzbot – indeed! ๐Ÿ™

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    Now, that was fun!

    Lots of girls with Baker-like scarfs in the audience, some 10s and 11s, plenty of fezzes, sonic screwdrivers and Jammie Dodgers, and two couples with the girl in a TARDIS dress and the boy as the respective Doctor. Noughty puns, go away!

    Loved John Hurt.

    Favourite lines:- ‘ the one that regrets’ and ‘ the one that forgets’ (yes, I’m easy to please with cheap psychology)

    – ‘timey-WHAT???’ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Gratulation @timeloop! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Might have been the only one in the cinema who was actually crying in the end – mainly because I couldn’t stop thinking of our beloved @htpbdet.

    Will have to catch up with all your posts, now, and then it’s time for a re-watch while treating myself with a big mug of mulled wine and a pack of Jammie Dodgers. And I don’t even like Jammie Dodgers. But hey, it’s the Day of the Doctor!

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    Yep, @pedant, @craig, same here.

    The rest seems to work, though.

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    Cheers Everyone from me, too!

    Hope you’re all having a gorgeous time.

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