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Eddie Mair | 05:25 UK time, Friday, 31 July 2009

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The Beach, The place to visit for a little rest and relaxation when real life gets too real. Off topic friendly chat.

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  • 1. At 07:24am on 31 Jul 2009, dannyuk69 wrote:

    I recently moved to live near the sea and its wonderful. I can be on the seafront in 5 mins. As soon as I see the sea I relax even after a stressful day at work, I relax much quicker though with fish and chips in hand. Why do they taste better at the seaside.



    Danny
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  • 2. At 07:34am on 31 Jul 2009, Trevor Mansell wrote:

    Hi Danny, you've been modded early. Must be something you said. Meanwhile, new beach, fresh, sof sand and warm sea. Camels snoring away behind the dunes. Brekkie on, dig in. Time for an early morning dip.

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  • 3. At 07:44am on 31 Jul 2009, Scotch Git wrote:

    For Fifi, from the City of Discovery

    Please forgive the intrusion.

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  • 4. At 08:13am on 31 Jul 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Scotch-git. Great tv!

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  • 5. At 08:29am on 31 Jul 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    Morning Peeps, crikey the mods are up early.

    Fresh coffee, I mean colin, on the bar for any who need a boost.

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  • 6. At 08:32am on 31 Jul 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Orange juice for Mr. Mair and the froggers.

    I hope Eddie has a good journey to Fishguard today. Tell us what you think of Wales, won't you, Eddie? And just one observation from me: I never knew we had a Minister for Whales. Does he spout off a lot? ;o)

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  • 7. At 09:08am on 31 Jul 2009, steelpulse wrote:

    I saw a lady with the legend "THE BEACH" aptly - written down the leg end of her trews!

    Fearing it was one of Eddie's people - who go before him urging us unworthy people to keep their eyes casted down whilst The Mair passes - I legged it!

    The Quakers meeting in York? We do not hear enough from the Quakers as a group. Well I don't.

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  • 8. At 09:16am on 31 Jul 2009, pmmolly wrote:

    Phew! Is this a child-free beach please?
    The hammock- quick!
    Wake me up when the little darlings are abed...I'm exhausted already!
    And they're not even children.
    When *will* they grow up....?

    Perhaps just a small gordon with my juice- sorry, janet, then...

    mxx

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  • 9. At 09:19am on 31 Jul 2009, pmmolly wrote:

    Scotch git -
    Good morning!
    Have we met?

    mxx

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  • 10. At 09:25am on 31 Jul 2009, Trevor Mansell wrote:

    Hi Molly. The kids never grow up. Try leaving the suitcases on the drive as a bit of a broad hint.

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  • 11. At 09:49am on 31 Jul 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    sp 7, Which Quakers? I went to a Quaker church for years in order to qualify to pitch for their softball team.

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  • 12. At 09:57am on 31 Jul 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    And I went to a school founded by Quakers. Which explains a lot. Including my love of oats. ;o)

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  • 13. At 10:08am on 31 Jul 2009, Scotch Git wrote:

    #9

    Molly,

    No, I just sneaked in to leave a wee message for Fifi. I'm sure I would remember such a charming, albeit harassed, lady.


    #12

    Must.....resist.....obvious.......reply........

    >8-D

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  • 14. At 10:17am on 31 Jul 2009, 77notout wrote:

    Amazing how these blog subjects can't help but link together: The Quakers and the inquiry into the Iraq 'war'. There's my Friday thought - make peace not war...

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  • 15. At 10:19am on 31 Jul 2009, Wonko wrote:

    What ho!

    Quick visit to grap a cup of trevor, busy day today...

    ;o) []

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  • 16. At 11:06am on 31 Jul 2009, Wonko wrote:

    Mrs Wonko once went to a Quaker wedding, she claims it was two hours of silence followed by orange janet.

    ;o) []

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  • 17. At 11:20am on 31 Jul 2009, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Do Quakers throw oats at weddings, rather than rice?

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  • 18. At 11:53am on 31 Jul 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Perhaps the horse can let us know.

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  • 19. At 12:58pm on 31 Jul 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Afternnon Peeps any freshley ground trevor about, and I could really go for a susan just now!

    New hearing aids exceed my wildest expectations, I can hear waves coming in onto the shingle in Southwold.......and I am in Norwich!

    :-||

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  • 20. At 1:05pm on 31 Jul 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    I don't see what so clever about Astronaut wore pants for a month I have been wearing the same pair of Speedos for the past ten years, sprouts or no sprouts, and nobody has ever complained that I know of!

    :-P

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  • 21. At 1:09pm on 31 Jul 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Space DIY is the other link. Is he your brother?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8160043.stm

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  • 22. At 1:22pm on 31 Jul 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Right I've put the goal posts up. In memory of Bobby Robson I propose a five a side tournament

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  • 23. At 1:37pm on 31 Jul 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Stewart M (21) LOL!

    Stewart M (22), nice one, who is going to be the ref?

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  • 24. At 1:47pm on 31 Jul 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    PMFJIB IMNSHO I think that LRF are really important for little rubber ducks KWIM?

    Oh BTW IPN!

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  • 25. At 2:17pm on 31 Jul 2009, Trevor Mansell wrote:

    DIY - ??

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  • 26. At 2:41pm on 31 Jul 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Mansaylo (25)


    PMFJIB Pardon me for jumping in but...
    IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
    LRF Little Rubber Feet
    KWIM? Know what I mean?
    BTW By the way
    IPN I'm posting naked

    %-}

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  • 27. At 2:45pm on 31 Jul 2009, Wonko wrote:

    I think that all counts as too much information!

    ;o) []

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  • 28. At 2:45pm on 31 Jul 2009, mittfh wrote:

    Some of the strange but true news that's appeared this week:

    (If the mods disapprove of the links, you'll find them somewhere on my Twitter feed. I've also named the source)

    Aboxalypse Now - the IT companies apparently attempting to break the world record for excessive packaging (from The Register) - http://tr.im/uTV1

    Flying underwear causes power cut! (BBC News) http://tr.im/uTTc

    An Audi written off as stolen 2 yrs ago has resurfaced - in a neighbour's garage. (Associated Press via Google News) http://tr.im/uPnM

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  • 29. At 3:43pm on 31 Jul 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Diy the ref is the one with the biggest whistle to wet.

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  • 30. At 4:16pm on 31 Jul 2009, mittfh wrote:

    Meanwhile, as if we didn't have enough space to stretch out and relax on this beach, I have heard a rumour that another beach has been discovered...
    ...and it's only just the other side of the headland!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm/2009/07/staying_out_for_the_summer.shtml

    So far I've donated a navy hammock and suggested a possible name for the bar, but as it's over at iPM (which is usually quite a distance off the beaten track, and certainly nowhere near any recognised tourist trails) it could do with a the occasional bit of TLC...

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  • 31. At 5:05pm on 31 Jul 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    Wonko 16, Te Quaker church I went to had a preacher and we sang hymns. We sowed wild oats, didn't throw them.

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  • 32. At 5:16pm on 31 Jul 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    Help, help, posting 2 days running - must be a record. But can any of you kind peeps tell me how I now find last week's Beach in this New Look Blog. I feel totally lost......I hates change *grumble, grump*

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  • 33. At 5:29pm on 31 Jul 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    VP 32, Look at the Categories list at the bottom and click on The Beach.

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  • 34. At 6:04pm on 31 Jul 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    Is Joe funny peculiar or funny ha ha?

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  • 35. At 6:47pm on 31 Jul 2009, steelpulse wrote:

    Number 11 - British Quakers. A weeks get togeher started earlier this week - I heard this morning. Only because of the sensitive subjetc on their agenda today.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/07/31/British-Quakers-OK-same-sex-marriage/UPI-72121249054575/

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  • 36. At 7:04pm on 31 Jul 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Wage peace, not war, as the Quakers would say.

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  • 37. At 8:44pm on 31 Jul 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    * in a Jazzer a voice, applies cool damp towel to Val P's forhead*

    "There there pet, dunna wurry. How's about you an me git teagether at The Bull fur a pint win you dun stuffing yon ferret? Seen as I am nooo seeing young Fallon tea nite."


    *memo to self:- Need to get out a bit more!*

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  • 38. At 9:38pm on 31 Jul 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    DIY 37 Damn straight!

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  • 39. At 10:31pm on 31 Jul 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    TWIC...It is addictive I have been tuning into (hushed tones) The Archers since 1965 when I heard an episode my Gran's radio!


    *can I come out of the closet now?*

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  • 40. At 10:43pm on 31 Jul 2009, Whisht wrote:

    erm.... hello all.

    been a while since I was here.
    They've changed the decor and I feel like an old codger who's come back to a regular pub after a year or so and realised they've made it into a gastropub and the bar's been repositioned...

    luckily I don't mind it, its just a little disconcerting seeing all this slickness, so I'll just sit here and read a couple of posts and stuff, but I recognised a few names so thought I'd say hello...

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  • 41. At 11:09pm on 31 Jul 2009, pmmolly wrote:

    Hello Whisht!

    Old codger? What rubbish! We are all 'forever young' on this beach...
    Nice to see you again.
    Gastro pub we are- as you will see when you catch up .....

    Gordon anyone?

    mxx

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  • 42. At 11:19pm on 31 Jul 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Get to the NC bar PDQ, Whisht is back and it is his round!

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  • 43. At 11:39pm on 31 Jul 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Whisht! I very nearly twitted/tweeted - whatever it is - you the other day. Lovely to see you, stranger! Please call by again.

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  • 44. At 08:26am on 01 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Can't believe am first up. Coffee on. Speedos on and swim

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  • 45. At 10:57am on 01 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Bit deserted down here this morning. Ideal opportunity to ditch the speedos.

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  • 46. At 11:10am on 01 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    BS 36, But remember, Quaker Puffed Wheat and Quaker Puffed Rice are shot from guns.

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  • 47. At 11:13am on 01 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    What on Earth is that? Looks like two rather large white ballons bobbing up and down! OMG! it's Stewart , for goodness sake put some clothes on man you will upset the camels.

    :-)

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  • 48. At 11:23am on 01 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Thought the sight of me sans speedos would wake a few up. Fully clothed and heading for a Hammock. I am off to my local Brew shop at lunch for another IPA kit. I have a commission for a party!

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  • 49. At 11:37am on 01 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    AAAArgh god, I just had the strangest nightmare...

    Something about large white baloons.

    Anyhoo anyone for a beef and mustard Gerald?

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  • 50. At 1:27pm on 01 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    TWIC, can I have (whispers just in cas TIH is about) Horseraddish please?

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  • 51. At 3:27pm on 01 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Stewart M,

    IPA?

    Heathen!

    (Hic)

    Do you desert the brotherhood of Scrumpyers and Speedoers?

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  • 52. At 4:22pm on 01 Aug 2009, Gillianian wrote:

    Tra-la-la-la.....I've left the makings of iced coffee in the fridge and on the bar. The sticky stuff in the box is baclava, and there are filo pastry cheese pies for those who are sweet enough. Hmmm-de-dummm-de-dah....

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  • 53. At 4:23pm on 01 Aug 2009, Gillianian wrote:

    Oh...and a quick wave to Whisht.... ~~~~~~~~~ Come back soon ;o)

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  • 54. At 4:45pm on 01 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    VP 32, Or click on Previous about 100 times.

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  • 55. At 4:49pm on 01 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    VP 32, Or click on the name of a frequent poster her (Big Sister) and keep clicking on Older until it appears. Then click on it.

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  • 56. At 5:06pm on 01 Aug 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    David MukleNickle (34) Wrote;

    "is Joe funny peculiar or funny ha ha?"

    Well, I'm pirdy peculiar and sometimes a bit funny...ha ha.

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  • 57. At 5:12pm on 01 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    VP 32, Or go have a drink.

    jD 56, Lately, more the former than the latter.
    PS Discovered that our computer is 7 or more years old. And can send larrrrrge numbers of photos. Probably because I know how...

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  • 58. At 5:20pm on 01 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Gilliaianianian, nice one and can I have a glass (or two) of whatever is making thee go Tra-la-la-la.....Hmmm-de-dummm-de-dah....?

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  • 59. At 5:27pm on 01 Aug 2009, nikki noodle wrote:

    thanks, Gillian, for the baclava, and the filo pastry cheese pies!!! Scrummmy!!!

    And hi to Whisht - welcome back!!! The NCM Bar is just the same as it always is; and as for the camels.

    I've been a bit busy with the old pastry slice meself, and have russelled up a spicy Spacey, a traditional Rupert Bear, two creamy Barbara Windsors and a hearty McGaskil, to go with the trevors and the susans....

    n-n
    xx
    xx

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  • 60. At 6:08pm on 01 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    DIY I Will have to attempt Cidre brewing in autumn. Could be fun! Nowt heathen about IPA. hic.

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  • 61. At 8:46pm on 01 Aug 2009, Gillianian wrote:

    Doo -bee-doo-bee-do.....help yourself to ouzo.....diddle-dee-diddle-dee...
    I'd try a hearty McGaskil, n-n, but I'm not sure if it's a stew or a pudding???

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  • 62. At 10:26pm on 01 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Shiraz open help yourselves.

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  • 63. At 11:46pm on 01 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    In view of the rotten weather in RL, I've left a mix of bedtime drinks on the counter of the NC bar so that we can all sleep well. There's a wee bottle of brandy, too, in case anyone would like a nip in their cocoa.

    Sleep well, everyone!

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  • 64. At 02:21am on 02 Aug 2009, U14056677 wrote:

    The brides mother under full sail if a large number of sheets to the wind.

    She had found her creation in the small Welsh town where she lives, having found nothing in Birmingham and been openly insulted in London.

    'Modom looks wonderful' her local dress shop had said' And Modom, we tell Modoms if they look awful in our garments'


    Welshpool was clearly a cut above these huge metropolises. And not just for dresses.

    'Stick-in sex, in London, nothing but stick-in sex, there!' she proclaimed loudly.


    We all wondered at the pronouncement and one, eqaully well inbibded asked 'Well, how do you do it in Welshpool then?'

    Others warmed to the theme. 'Twice in a lifetine stick-in sex and the rest of the time...' (She had two children) Mindsboggled to fill in the doots.

    She looked at us as if we were mad.

    'Stick -In Sex!' she articualted like someone shouting clearly across a traffic filled road 'Stick-In Sex'

    'Everywhere'

    'In London'

    'Nothing but dresses for those skiny models - stick-in sex!'



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  • 65. At 07:52am on 02 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    Three men are stranded in a boat.
    They have four cigarettes between them, but no means to create fire.
    How do they smoke?

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  • 66. At 09:14am on 02 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Ideal opportunity to give up smoking.

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  • 67. At 09:29am on 02 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    ld 65, Throw one ciggie overboard to make the boat a ciggie lighter.

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  • 68. At 09:32am on 02 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    ThinkerRetired: :o)

    You've shown Welshpool to me in a new light. The only problem, though, would be the absence of choice. Particularly for stick insects.

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  • 69. At 09:38am on 02 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    DM 67 Correct! ... and far more palatable than giving up smoking

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  • 70. At 09:46am on 02 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    Ld 69, A bit like the one about being in a locked room with a piano and no way to get out.

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  • 71. At 09:52am on 02 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    DM 70 Presumably not a room with a card entry system

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  • 72. At 11:06am on 02 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    ld 71, But a key from the piano might open the door.

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  • 73. At 11:29am on 02 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    DM 72
    Ahh ... but if the door has a card entry system then the joke falls flat.

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  • 74. At 11:32am on 02 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    ld 73, Very sharp!

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  • 75. At 11:35am on 02 Aug 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    ld 73, And if you made a boat a cigarette lighter it would burn up and everybody would drown. At least they would have had a last smoke. If the ciggies didn't get wet, that is. I can see all sorts of problems here. I'll get back to you about it later...

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  • 76. At 11:45am on 02 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    DM 75
    Some of us would do anything to get that last smoke, even if we couldn't stave off the inevitable.

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  • 77. At 12:17pm on 02 Aug 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?

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  • 78. At 12:44pm on 02 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    One. But the light bulb must really want to change.

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  • 79. At 12:48pm on 02 Aug 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    Change???

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  • 80. At 7:48pm on 02 Aug 2009, nikki noodle wrote:

    How many Scrabble players does it take to change a ubblhgitl?

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  • 81. At 7:55pm on 02 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    NN Groan!

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  • 82. At 10:40pm on 02 Aug 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    NN (80)

    OEN

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  • 83. At 11:31pm on 02 Aug 2009, pmmolly wrote:

    n-n
    Shall I get y' coat?......

    mxx

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  • 84. At 07:02am on 03 Aug 2009, Shahtana wrote:

    Ok it is late here and can't sleep so wandering down to the beach to watch the sun come up. Think I will just contemplate my navel and let let the waves wash me away.

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  • 85. At 08:11am on 03 Aug 2009, Wonko wrote:

    Morning Shahtana.

    I need some breakfast, I'm going to put some porridge on for a little later, in the meantime I'll start on the toast.

    ;o) []

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  • 86. At 08:29am on 03 Aug 2009, Trevor Mansell wrote:

    I'm free........... brekkie on the go, sausages, bacon, black pud, eggs to order. Coffee perking away nicely. Hostess trolley warming up. Should be ready for the late risers.

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  • 87. At 09:22am on 03 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    Black pud! ... I'll stay in bed thanks.

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  • 88. At 09:29am on 03 Aug 2009, nikki noodle wrote:

    @82 funnyjoedunn
    lol!!

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  • 89. At 10:43am on 03 Aug 2009, Trevor Mansell wrote:

    LD@87. It is not compulsory to eat the Black Pud.Please feel free to try anything else. Meanwhile, anyone betting against England at Edgbaston to-day? Always assuming the rain keeps off.

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  • 90. At 10:53am on 03 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    Ms 89
    Maybe I could have double bacon instead?

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  • 91. At 10:56am on 03 Aug 2009, Trevor Mansell wrote:

    Your wish is my command; brown or white bread, toasted or plain, red or brown sauce. Decisions, decisions......

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  • 92. At 11:54am on 03 Aug 2009, Aperitif wrote:

    Ah the beach is still here -- hurrah! Has Jack Sparrow been by lately? I've been missing him. Think I'll take a camel ride and have a look around.

    Chocolate truffles on the bar for all.

    A, x.

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  • 93. At 12:59pm on 03 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Aps, Cap'n Jack was last seen looking for you behind yon dune ....

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  • 94. At 3:56pm on 03 Aug 2009, Trevor Mansell wrote:

    It's Pimms o'clock, and is there honey still for tea??

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  • 95. At 5:39pm on 03 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Hello ... remember me? Just back from a lovely weekend in Geordieland, and not a computer or interweb thingy in sight anywhere!

    Think there might have to be a chip shop run tonight, as the cupboard is horribly bare. Any requests? I'll have my staff* line up the G&Ts for my return.

    ;o)

    * staff = me. But you knew that!

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  • 96. At 8:48pm on 03 Aug 2009, Scotch Git wrote:

    #95

    Me hinny lady, wheor hev yee been? Welcum back!

    Yeel find a wee prezzy at numbor three; ya knaa what Ah mean leik?

    >8-D

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  • 97. At 9:53pm on 03 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    I'll have a g&t or three please. Giving the Chips a miss though

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  • 98. At 10:39pm on 03 Aug 2009, pmmolly wrote:

    Ooh! It's so nice to see you back on the beach. Seems ages...
    I've been keeping an eye on the boys and I cannot tell a lie...
    some silliness has occurred... inolving the removal of certain..

    I'm sorry- I can't go on...

    mxx

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  • 99. At 10:40pm on 03 Aug 2009, pmmolly wrote:

    No. Stewart- not you- this is fof fifi...

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  • 100. At 05:48am on 04 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    What on earth am I doing awake at this hour? Must be careful not to cross paths with Mr Mair - don't want him catching me in my dressing gown and fluffy slippers!

    (leaves pot of tea on the side for the next arrival, and sneaks back to bed)

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  • 101. At 06:52am on 04 Aug 2009, Little Red wrote:

    morning feefs and eveyone else later!). i'll add a pot of coffee to the tea also thick cut toast with lashings of butter and marmarlade (chunky seville orange).

    for some of us it's a sad fact of life we have to be up at this hour. in fact i'd best get a move as our first meeting is at 7.

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  • 102. At 09:25am on 04 Aug 2009, Gillianian wrote:

    Ooh...tea and toast....thank you!!

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  • 103. At 09:54am on 04 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Quiet morning in RL so catching up on the books. Just checked the sprout inventory and we are running low on the 85 vintage. Bar remains well stocked with essentials which is good. I'll do a coffee and cake run soon. Orders by 10.15 please.

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  • 104. At 12:04pm on 04 Aug 2009, Anne P. wrote:

    Too late for the cakes (thanks all the same), but will be providing pasta with mixed summer veg sauce shortly. Need to have time to recover from spring cleaning email and deleting about a million of them.

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  • 105. At 12:12pm on 04 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    I'm having a surreal day. Suffice to say, I will be listening to the 29 Sept edition of the Archers with renewed attention to detail, and celebrating afterwards.

    Out to lunch soon with a work colleague. Better get some slap on first, and brush the tangled fuse wire where my hair used to be.

    ;o)

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  • 106. At 12:13pm on 04 Aug 2009, Anne P. wrote:

    Which 29 Sept - last or next?

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  • 107. At 2:10pm on 04 Aug 2009, Wonko wrote:

    Quiet isn't it?

    Even in media land where the most important story of the day is a dead carp.

    Silly Season? What's that?

    I could do with a port and brandy and a lie down in a darkened hammock. I may snore.

    ;o) []

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  • 108. At 3:30pm on 04 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Anne P (106): Sept 29 coming. I'm ridiculously excited!

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  • 109. At 3:47pm on 04 Aug 2009, Wonko wrote:

    Feefs - will it be the case that after the announcer says:

    "The agricultural consultant was..." they will then say "...and the folk music consultant was Fifi"

    ?

    ;o) []

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  • 110. At 4:10pm on 04 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Dig in!

    ;-)

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  • 111. At 4:30pm on 04 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Wonko (109) : If only it were something that interesting! However, to say more would be to bring down the wrath of the BBC upon my head, and with it being so swollen with hubris at my cleverness today it's just too big a target to dare take the risk!

    Anyone fancy a brew-up? I fancy a pot of something hot and green...

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  • 112. At 4:40pm on 04 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    I fancy something brown and squidgy.

    And a cuppa.

    xx

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  • 113. At 4:53pm on 04 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    ;oP

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  • 114. At 8:04pm on 04 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    Hi, everybody!
    Eddie and the team have read out my story about Peter Cushing on PM tonight; as I was reminded of it by lucien_desgai's earlier post I have promised him free drinks at the Beach bar tonight. Now that I am here, my Cossack nature seems to be taking over, so ALL THE DRINKS ARE ON ME!!

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  • 115. At 9:55pm on 04 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    114 Cg
    Actually I think it's Peter Cushing who you should be crediting but I'll have the drinks anyway given that he's been dead fifteen years ... and that I strangely resemble him.
    Cheers!

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  • 116. At 10:25pm on 04 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    115. l_d
    I wondered what you meant by your film star looks on the other thread! Naturally, I gave you the benefit of the doubt back there, assuming that your unbelievable handsomeness combined with your unbelievable politeness towards the hooded yobs stunned everybody into compliance.
    Now I can see how with his looks the more polite and charming you get, the more chilling and sinister it gets for the opposition... Have another chilled vodka!

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  • 117. At 10:33pm on 04 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    116 Cg
    I'd prefer a bloody mary.

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  • 118. At 10:33pm on 04 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Cossack Girl,

    Mind If I join you? Mine's a Liffey Water, thanks! never could get the down home practice of diluting the wine...

    Wodka later.
    Cheers! Slainte!

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  • 119. At 10:42pm on 04 Aug 2009, U14086049 wrote:

    Did somebody mention Vodka?

    Yes please!

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  • 120. At 10:44pm on 04 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Got any of that pumpkin wine, Jack?

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  • 121. At 10:46pm on 04 Aug 2009, U14086051 wrote:

    Vodka for me.

    Who's Mary?

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  • 122. At 10:53pm on 04 Aug 2009, U14086052 wrote:

    What's Liffey Water?

    Don't ever set foot in a river you're fording
    Without saying your prayers first. Gaze deep
    Into the current as you wash your hands
    In the precious white water Whoever crosses
    A river unwashed (I mean hands and wickedness)
    The gods visit with nemesis and suffering later.

    Pass the vodka, please, and what's that smell?

    Don't mind if I do........Thanks


    BTW:
    Don't leave the wood rough on a house you're building
    Or a chattering crow might perch on it and croak.

    Don't wash in a woman's bath-water,
    Which for a time has a bitter vengeance in it.

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  • 123. At 10:55pm on 04 Aug 2009, U14086049 wrote:

    Hi Hesiodos,

    Last year's is all gone, but I do have a little of the '05 left.

    I'll fetch it.

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  • 124. At 11:03pm on 04 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    Three Jacks in a row with different silly surnames ...
    Could it be one Jack with multiple identities? Someone should pull up the ladder.

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  • 125. At 11:25pm on 04 Aug 2009, U14085717 wrote:

    Anybody seen a ladder?

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  • 126. At 11:26pm on 04 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Safety in numbers, eh jack?

    ;-)

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  • 127. At 11:27pm on 04 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    3 Jacks in a row? Sounds like the space between beers ;-)

    Hesiodos - long time no blog.

    Feefs 111 - the wrath of the bbc, is that one of my long-lost cousins?

    cg - hello again, I heard your story too. Well done that lady, ooh and pass the wodka.

    Wonko - quiet here, but bloody hectic in RL. I haven't had a minute...
    OK except for this minute, but Im afraid this is just a flying visit.


















    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ;-)

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  • 128. At 11:29pm on 04 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    Some things never change, eh ED?

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  • 129. At 11:31pm on 04 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    119. JOL - I left you a long comment on the airbrushing thread.
    117. l_d - of course you would, how remiss of me, just keep helping yourself.
    118. Hesiodos - help yourself to anything you fancy; I don't actually know what Liffey Water is - does it kill 99% of all known flu germs and cruelly snub the ones it doesn't recognise? (_8(I): Homer.

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  • 130. At 11:39pm on 04 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    At the time of posting my 129, the last post is 124, the next four posts could be life-changing, but I must to bed: I turn into a pumpkin at midnight...

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  • 131. At 11:40pm on 04 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Hi Ms Cossack!

    The River Liffey flows by the Source of the Great River of Guinness.

    Slainté

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  • 132. At 11:43pm on 04 Aug 2009, U14086049 wrote:

    Pumpkins R us!

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  • 133. At 11:56pm on 04 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    Slainty...

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  • 134. At 11:57pm on 04 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    Ooh, ooh, wodka and pumpkin juice...

    Now there's a thought.

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  • 135. At 00:05am on 05 Aug 2009, U14075704 wrote:

    All very well, but os there any blood?

    I'm thirsty!

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  • 136. At 00:12am on 05 Aug 2009, U14075704 wrote:

    Baron Maigul's welcome, and a toast!

    Your health, ladies and gentlemen,
    Woland

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  • 137. At 00:28am on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:


    Every Song I Sing

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  • 138. At 00:30am on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:


    Creation Rebel

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  • 139. At 00:47am on 05 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    Sir Azazello - not exactly my thing, but thanks anyway.

    However I'll see your burnign spear and raise you a Paramore.

    Ooh, and say hello to ed for me, won't you?

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  • 140. At 00:54am on 05 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    sorry, make that "burning spar", emphasis on the "ing".

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  • 141. At 00:56am on 05 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    Annd if you didn't like that perhaps you'll enjy colin and brian?

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  • 142. At 00:56am on 05 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Thanks for the tunes, Az!

    G'night all

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  • 143. At 10:43am on 05 Aug 2009, U14092681 wrote:

    Where did everybody go?
    Is this the right place for a game of jacks?

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  • 144. At 10:53am on 05 Aug 2009, lucien desgai wrote:

    143 Jin
    We were all lost for words.

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  • 145. At 11:30am on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    139. The_Wrath_Is_Come (that's a dark name)
    Shame you didn't like my tune toon Amigo
    Sipriano, you' re no good get out of here

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  • 146. At 1:53pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14093035 wrote:

    Anyone home?

    Brought our buckets and spades, but there's nobody to blay with!
    ;o(

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  • 147. At 2:20pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    This is ridiculously trivial, but a mention (by another name) in today's newsletter has put a spring in my step. :o)

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  • 148. At 2:29pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14093035 wrote:

    Sis,

    You could always eat the slugs. A little parsely and Garlic butter, and Voila! l'Escargot!

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  • 149. At 4:01pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Jack n Jill - are you related to Bill n Ben, late of this parish?

    My big news is that the wheel fell off my car today. AGAIN!!! Honestly, it's getting to the point where a rear wheel standing at a jaunty angle is starting to look right.......

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  • 150. At 4:13pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14085632 wrote:

    Bill n Ben
    is surely our friend
    But not really kin
    to the family we're in

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  • 151. At 4:13pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    Babylon

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  • 152. At 5:31pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14086049 wrote:

    When the wheels fall off your pumpkin, it's time you were home, m'dear!

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  • 153. At 5:44pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Jack n Jill: I don't have a problems with slugs ;o)

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  • 154. At 5:45pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Thanks Jack O'L (152), fortunately I was just home when it happened. Trying to park beside my house, the combination of reversing and cornering was too much for it.

    I had just made a 50 mile round trip along busy narrow windy country roads, though. So I'm a lucky girl really.

    Is it nearly Pimms o'clock yet? Is Wonko here to tell us?

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  • 155. At 5:49pm on 05 Aug 2009, Wonko wrote:

    No, I'm not... Sorry time to go home in RL.

    ;o) []

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  • 156. At 5:58pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    151. At 4:13pm on 05 Aug 2009, you wrote:

    Babylon

    In another life, maybe
    ;-)

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  • 157. At 6:09pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    It's been so muggy today ... and I've just been rushing about in the sudden rain to rescue my washing ... that I now have a heck of a drooth on.

    I hereby declare...

    * waves orb and sceptre importantly *

    ... G&T o'clock!

    ;o)

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  • 158. At 6:12pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14075704 wrote:

    For Azazello:

    Yo Heave Ho!

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  • 159. At 6:17pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    I see we're all back to being 'you' again, after a brief flirtation with the use of our own names. How pointlessly pettily annoying.

    A double, I think, to start. Anyone want one??

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  • 160. At 6:25pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Oh, finally I get it. You're [your name] till you refresh, and then you go back to being 'you' again.

    * raspberry! *

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  • 161. At 7:23pm on 05 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    135/136 Prof Woland
    You must be in deep disguise on this visit, under "thirsty" the photo is one of Azazello, I'm afraid. The wall eye is a dead give away...

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  • 162. At 7:33pm on 05 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    127/134 etc Hi, Wrath, good to see you flying around. As I pointed out on the Beach months ago if it's Wodka, it's Polish, if it's Vodka, it's Russian. I've been drinking vodka since a small child (a teaspoon, with jam, in a glass of tea, for sniffles - my Don Cossack granny's take on a hot toddy). But I am yet to try unflavoured Polish wodka...
    Fly safely now...

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  • 163. At 7:40pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

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  • 164. At 7:52pm on 05 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    HESIODOS!!
    I left a reply to your query re the M&M DVD on the airbrushing thread.

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  • 165. At 7:58pm on 05 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    163.SA
    I would expect this ditty from Behemoth or, at a pinch, Koroviev. Azazello was a bully and a cold-blooded murderer. I'd hope for a tad more style...
    Pity, but let's call it a day.

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  • 166. At 8:12pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

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  • 167. At 8:14pm on 05 Aug 2009, Anne P. wrote:

    Evening all, just popped by to re-hang the purple hammock and tidy up the bar. Also I've a dragged along the young Macallan and a bottle of Auchentoshan. A wee dram anyone?

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  • 168. At 8:15pm on 05 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Fifi (159) Make mine a stiff one please.

    RL is manic at the moment so not much Frogging from me, so you all behave and play nicely.

    BTW, a gallon of chilled Scrumpy (about 16% ABV) is at NC's..enjoy but be carefull!

    :-)

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  • 169. At 8:16pm on 05 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    you is currently DiY in disguise!

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  • 170. At 8:20pm on 05 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    I'm not a you I am bleedin' DI_Wyman, at this rate we wil all be in Port Portmeirion by Friday morning!

    :-(

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  • 171. At 8:21pm on 05 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    right, that's it, I am going home and I am taking my football with me!

    ;-)

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  • 172. At 8:23pm on 05 Aug 2009, Anne P. wrote:

    Calm down DIY. You're still you to us. That is I'm you to me and you're you to you, but you're DIY to us - if you see what I mean.

    OK forget it and pass that flagon of scrumpy.....

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  • 173. At 8:27pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

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  • 174. At 8:33pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    And how am I to make yours a stiff one, O DIY? Sorry but I think I need instructions.

    Insert tab A into slot.... no, that can't be right?

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  • 175. At 8:53pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

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  • 176. At 9:05pm on 05 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Fifi (174), you put ice in it! (The drink that is)

    Good news about the road works on the A1 at the place that has the same name as RAF unmentionable!

    You :-)

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  • 177. At 9:06pm on 05 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Re Airbrushing thread.

    I ave ied it her nd t work!

    agic!

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  • 178. At 9:08pm on 05 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    I eant

    I ave ied it her nd t orked.

    agic!

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  • 179. At 9:51pm on 05 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    Argghhh! Shiraz is open. Waiting for large glasses to be held out

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  • 180. At 9:52pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

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  • 181. At 10:02pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    DIY (176) : Yes, what a shame they didn't sort that junction at the same time as Carpenter's Lodge at Stamford, as we all said they should.

    Rashn frashn......

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  • 182. At 10:09pm on 05 Aug 2009, Aperitif wrote:

    How did I miss Whisht (40)?! I drop in after months and me ole mate Whisht's back! HELLOOOOOOOOO!

    DIY (20) I would complain but I daren't open my mouth, or even breathe in!...

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  • 183. At 10:14pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    The Beach. It's not what you know but who you now
    Everyday Rain
    Wish I could be part of the In Crowd Clique Posse

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  • 184. At 10:27pm on 05 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    Awwww! Whisht, are you still lurking? I know exactly what you mean about it all looking different, right enough.

    Thanks for the reversing directions DmcN, but I still can't seem to find previous weeks' beaches. What am I like? I do have a fab photo of a mermaid I found on a beach up in Sutherland whilst on hols. Must see about sending it to Sir Eric.

    I was thinking about Beach Games, there seem to be a bunch of jacks lying scattered about, anyone remember playing jacks in their youth? I used to be rather adept....race you to see how many we can gather in?

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  • 185. At 10:36pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Aps, I think you should be aware that Jack Sparrow was asking after you only ten minutes before you appeared. He headed off towards Fido's Run. If you like, I can send Monty after him for you?

    Ah, guys, how good to relax after a long day! but before I settle down in a hammock, I think a dip is required, just to refresh and rewind.

    Save some of the Shiraz for me, Stewart!

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  • 186. At 10:37pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Hey, with so many of the gang here, should we have a beach party? There's plenty of wood to get a blaze going (see all those wine crates behind that palm tree?) and I'm sure Feefs will start the singing off for us - How about it?

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  • 187. At 10:43pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    Looky Looky my last post lasted nearly 30 minutes without any official referrals
    Graduation in zion

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  • 188. At 10:45pm on 05 Aug 2009, Aperitif wrote:

    Absolutely fabulous idea Sis! Make sure someone gets the message to Captain Jack?

    Do you know that the blog will be three years old on Monday 17th?

    How about a warm up party now for a big party then?

    Here are some streamers and party poppers.

    Any preferences re music?

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  • 189. At 10:48pm on 05 Aug 2009, Aperitif wrote:

    And I think we must play Twister -- definitely. No camels in the first round though -- they knock the poorer players over, which is no fun for anyone.

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  • 190. At 10:48pm on 05 Aug 2009, Sid wrote:

    Stewart - large glass - thanks.

    Fifi - I think the secret is to think about it long and hard ...

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  • 191. At 10:48pm on 05 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    ... .....pech, pant, phew, just swam all the way back to last week's beach via the previous button and it seemed to be uphill all the way. Seems like I didn't miss much.

    Party? Don't mind if I do Big Sis. Mine's a, well, anything vaguely alcoholic would slip down a treat at this time of the evening, thanks.

    Sir Az, what is this InCrowdCliquePosse of which you speak?

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  • 192. At 10:49pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Monty's on his way, Aps. Jack should be with us in a flash (haha!).

    You're quite right - we do need to practice for the Big Party. Can it really be three years that we've all been playing on the Blog? And this autumn the Beach itself will be three years old.

    Music? I'll go with anything if we're singing, but if we get the old phonograph out and Jack gives the handle a few swings, I'd love to get into the mood with Queen - Don't Stop me Now?

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  • 193. At 10:52pm on 05 Aug 2009, Sid wrote:

    Aperitif - no fun for anyone you say - but don't forget that time ... no, you're quite right - that wasn't fun for anyone.

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  • 194. At 10:53pm on 05 Aug 2009, Aperitif wrote:

    If Jack starts giving the handle a few swings I'll be far too distracted to think about music!

    OK, I'm spinning -- right hand on green everyone!

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  • 195. At 10:53pm on 05 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    3 years? Never! Don't Stop Me Now, we're having a good time......

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  • 196. At 10:54pm on 05 Aug 2009, Aperitif wrote:

    Ah Sid, you're making my eyes water!

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  • 197. At 10:56pm on 05 Aug 2009, Sid wrote:

    Sir Azazello - please remember - it's not who you know - it's whom you know.

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  • 198. At 10:57pm on 05 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    No Appy, that's the whiff of unhappy camel. I had to tether them fast to the palm tree so that they didn't spoil the Twister fun.

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  • 199. At 11:00pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Appy (189) : I left a box of Twister at Jonnie's in Bournemouth 2 years ago... goodness knows when we'll see him here again to ask him to bring it, as the hotel seems to be very busy these days!


    Anyhoo... shiraz anyone? Just uncorked some of Hardy's finest. Glasses out please.

    Whisht - gosh we've missed you! Come back soon won't you?

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  • 200. At 11:02pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Hahaha! This is such fun!

    Right hand on left ..... Oooops! Sorry, Jack, I didn't realise you'd left that there! Are you okay?

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  • 201. At 11:06pm on 05 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    Och, sure Big Sis, hasn't he got 2 of those? He'll never be bothered.

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  • 202. At 11:07pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Bothered, Val? He's smothered! ;o)

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  • 203. At 11:08pm on 05 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Excuse me ladies, but Jack and Sean and I are playing a game of Twister over here by the Nick Clarke Bar. Would you kindly either look the other way, or remove your shoes and shake the dice please?

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  • 204. At 11:09pm on 05 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    Well, he's looking a bit flat right enough..

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  • 205. At 11:11pm on 05 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    "Remove your shoes and shake the dice"? Nope, doesn't do it for me Fifi, I don't have prehensile toes.

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  • 206. At 11:13pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Feefs, it's only fair to share and share alike in situations like these. I'm sure Sean and Jack can make room for one more ....

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  • 207. At 11:16pm on 05 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    191. At 10:48pm on 05 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    "Sir Az, what is this InCrowdCliquePosse of which you speak?"
    +
    Homies - Insane Clown Posse

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  • 208. At 11:30pm on 05 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Ooh gosh! All this twisting and I'm feeling dizzy! (of course it could just be the Shiraz).

    Excuse me, guys, I need a lie down.

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  • 209. At 11:41pm on 05 Aug 2009, Sid wrote:

    Ladies? Oh, fair enough ...

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  • 210. At 00:28am on 06 Aug 2009, U14086049 wrote:

    Any Guinness left?

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  • 211. At 00:35am on 06 Aug 2009, U14075704 wrote:

    My dear Cossack Girl,

    I'll have you know, Sir Azazello can be a true gentleman when the situation is appropriate. Just ask Margo. His methods can be a bit direct, but effective. He does seem to have taken quite strongly to Afro-Carribean rhythms of late, and you should see his moves.....quite androgynous at times.

    To each department, its appropriate actions...

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  • 212. At 01:17am on 06 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

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  • 213. At 06:28am on 06 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Drinks all round!
    We are a grandfather!
    All participants well, happy and resting.

    Slainte!

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  • 214. At 07:15am on 06 Aug 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    213 congratulations Hesiodos.

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  • 215. At 07:22am on 06 Aug 2009, U14093823 wrote:

    Well, me hearties!
    I just happen to have brought along this excellent keg of rum!

    A toast to the newborn!

    Apperitif about?

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  • 216. At 07:23am on 06 Aug 2009, U14093823 wrote:

    Thud!
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • 217. At 07:56am on 06 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    Runaway Girl
    Just another girl you are and just another girl you will remain.
    I know and you know it's true that this love is really really true
    Just another girl that's what you are. Remember you are just another cat

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  • 218. At 08:10am on 06 Aug 2009, mittfh wrote:

    Hmmm...just wandered by to find eight different Jacks roaming the beach.
    Can't help but wonder how many are clones of each other...

    Here's the full list (so far!), together with first posting date:
    Jack O'Lantern - 00:09, 31 July
    Jack B Nimble - 01:09, 3 Aug
    Jack Daw - 09:53, 4 Aug
    Jackhammer - 10:25, 4 Aug
    Jack IT in - 09:53, 5 Aug
    Jack n'Jill - 13:53, 5 Aug
    Jackanory Lives! - 14:56, 5 Aug
    Captain Jack Sparrow - 06:22, 6 Aug

    Oh, and Sir Azazello has been roaming the BBC Blog Network since 16th July...

    Given all these strangers, I think I'll untie the camels and let them check our new "friends" out...

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  • 219. At 08:16am on 06 Aug 2009, Anne P. wrote:

    Morning all, and especial congratulations to Hesiodos (213).

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  • 220. At 08:17am on 06 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    Right now I man irie like Mr.Myrie
    Who generally sit's on his veranda
    Reading his diary
    Herb Vendor.

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  • 221. At 08:55am on 06 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Morning Peeps and yous!

    Nice one and congratulations Hesiodos, now the real fun starts. Think of all those toys you 'need' to buy!

    Anyhoo, coffee, tea and warm crossaunts are available at NC's.

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  • 222. At 09:25am on 06 Aug 2009, U14074320 wrote:

    Hippy Hooray for good old Hesiodos!
    Celebration and Jubilation for the Grandest Daddy (aka Grand-Pop)

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  • 223. At 09:31am on 06 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Orange juice I think, and some toast.

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  • 224. At 09:33am on 06 Aug 2009, Sid wrote:

    Well done Hesiodos! Enjoy!

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  • 225. At 10:13am on 06 Aug 2009, Fifi wrote:

    Please tell me that's one of the camels taking a swim... not DIY doing backstroke again?

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  • 226. At 10:47am on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Well done EdI! The first of many? ;O)

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  • 227. At 11:05am on 06 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    It was easy, really.

    ;-)

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  • 228. At 11:08am on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Has anyone else noticed that there seems to be a lot of self-publicising going on, not only on the Beach, but elsewhere on the Blog? Music links, links to a certain blog .... Not sure how legit such activity is. Anyone else care to comment?

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  • 229. At 11:08am on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    227: A whole lot easier (and more enjoyable?) than parenthood, I've heard ;o)

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  • 230. At 11:14am on 06 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 231. At 11:21am on 06 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Sis,

    Bearing in mind my opinions on population growth, I don't expect a horde of grandkids. In my family, like Roald Dahl's, we tend to long generations, a thirty-to forty year period being the norm, and, the last generation to breed beyond 'replacement' level was that of my grandparents....

    Peace and a happy full moon -
    A friend wrote:

    • "I will go to sit under this August moon and have the tripel ale I bought for tonight and bathe in the smoke from my pipe to celebrate this moon with so many names.

      Red Moon; blushing with the thrill of innocent love.

      Sturgeon Moon; bringing bountiful, sustaining life from the cold deep in the heat of the summer night.

      Moon of the Green Corn; kissing each kernel of hope that will nourish the cold winter.

      Heat Moon, or Full Heat Moon; something to remember when Grandfather Sun wanders to the lands in the south so that Grandmother Earth can rest and sleep under her white robe to dream of the array of colors Grandfather Sun will adorn her with his return in the spring when their impassioned mating renews the energy in the circle of life.

      This is my night to dance gently through your dreams and leave soft footprints that lead to eternal joy if they are followed."


    xx
    ed

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  • 232. At 11:27am on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Sorry, Ed, I didn't mean to suggest that you might end up with a population explosion up in the Glen - and I well know your views (which are, btw, similar to mine). However, if you have two children, you may very well anticipate four grandchildren. My SO has three children - and as a result I'm a stepgran four times over already. I anticipate a further two, knowing the view of the stepdaughter who is about to marry.

    Population issues aside (and it is, I agree a bit aside!) the joy of grandchildren was the point of my comment, and I wish you every bit as much happiness with yours as I now enjoy with my (step)grandchilren. They do bring true delight into my life.

    Lovely words, by the way. Thank you. I really enjoyed them.

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  • 233. At 11:37am on 06 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Actually, it was my great-grandparents who bred to excess, my grandmother being one of fourteen. Only eight survived to breeding age, though.

    Another friend wrote:

    • "Many congratulations on the little Leo, Earth Ox that has joined the family.
      EARTH OX
      Jan 26, 2009 to Feb 13, 2010

      Oxen in China are put on a pedestal. So it goes with Oxen people. Oxen are bright, peace-loving, often easy-going and trusting. But, on the other hand, they can also be stubborn, methodical, and fiercely competitive, with, shudder, fierce tempers to boot. Oxen are natural born mentors and life is filled with examples of people who have gone on to great success because of them. Mentally and physically alert to the point of genius, many Oxen belong to Mensa. They can create the most imposing structures, magnificent sculpture, and homes. They respond like poets to the beauties of nature and of solitude. Oxen are unique, they are The Flower that bursts through the crack of cement.
      "


    Which reminds me

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  • 234. At 11:40am on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Oh-er, Ed, that's a bit scary - I happen also to be born under the Ox!

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  • 235. At 11:43am on 06 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Sadly, it appears Azazello has been turned into another U-boat.
    ;-(

    R.I.P. Sir Azazello

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  • 236. At 11:49am on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Ed, I get the feeling you may know something about this gentleman?

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  • 237. At 11:57am on 06 Aug 2009, Hesiodos wrote:

    Sis,

    I'm sure you, like Cossack Girl, know the story.

    Profile of a demon

    ;-)

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  • 238. At 11:59am on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Yes, EdI, I know the story of the Master.

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  • 239. At 1:25pm on 06 Aug 2009, Quaternionist wrote:

    Carnage reported in
    Apartment Nr 50
    502A, Sadovaya Street

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  • 240. At 1:34pm on 06 Aug 2009, IL wrote:

    Just seen the newsletter - excited about the coasteering item - will it be from St Davids, the home of coasteering, and slap bang in the middle of the best beaches in the British Isles?

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  • 241. At 1:49pm on 06 Aug 2009, U14094092 wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 242. At 2:07pm on 06 Aug 2009, Quaternionist wrote:

    Big Sister,



    It's all down to departmentalisation:

    "Out of the question," replied Woland. "The fact is, my dear queen, that there has been a slight misunderstanding. Each department must stick to its own business. I admit that our scope is fairly wide, in fact it is much wider than a number of very sharp-eyed people imagine . . . "

    Satans Rout



    ;-)

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  • 243. At 2:12pm on 06 Aug 2009, Anne P. wrote:

    While I'm waiting in for two deliveries in RL, I think I'll make some ginger snaps in order to use up some left over cream. Anyone?

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  • 244. At 2:18pm on 06 Aug 2009, mittfh wrote:

    Well, well, well. My suspicions appear to have been well founded.

    Ten new U numbers on this beach...
    U14074320/U14075704/U14085632/U14085717/U14086049
    U14086051/U14086052/U14092681/U14093035/U14093823

    Now, what do we do all the corpses?

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  • 245. At 2:19pm on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Quaternionist: Ed's Department Store,eh?

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  • 246. At 2:21pm on 06 Aug 2009, U14094092 wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 247. At 2:35pm on 06 Aug 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Crikey the is a fleet of U boats off shore!

    Mind you U14092681 does looks good painted in pink.

    ;-)

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  • 248. At 2:48pm on 06 Aug 2009, V-2 wrote:

    R.I.P.
    Capn-sparrow
    Diogenes
    Jack IT in
    Jack Daw
    Jack B Nimble
    Jack O' Lantern
    Jackhammer
    Jackanory Lives!
    Professor Woland
    Behemoth
    Sir Azazello
    Koroviev (twice)
    Hephaistos
    Mrs Smith
    Mahasamatman
    Skippy the Cane Toad Killer

    In Limbo:
    ????

    Gone, but not forgotten....

    It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

    V-2

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  • 249. At 2:59pm on 06 Aug 2009, U14094092 wrote:

    Ghettology 101
    Who feels it knows it
    Sugar Minott
    Babylon you just mash up my life
    It's a Rough Ole Life
    Easy squeeze don't make no riot

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  • 250. At 3:14pm on 06 Aug 2009, fluffytale wrote:

    Ad to the limbo 14allandall41
    jacksforge
    daisydiety
    joepinapples
    happylaze
    jacksforge
    beerontap
    thedoctorcalledU (Who eventually was)
    80%wanderingangus
    kiki

    218 talking to the U boats will get you in deep water.
    it links you to Subverbship tendancies.

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  • 251. At 3:15pm on 06 Aug 2009, fluffytale wrote:

    pile the corpses up into a sculpture like andy goldsworthy would be proud of.

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  • 252. At 4:49pm on 06 Aug 2009, Stewart_M wrote:

    DIY launch the depth Charges. And drop a couple of Sonar thingys from that Sea King. That fleet of U boats needs dealing with.

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  • 253. At 5:02pm on 06 Aug 2009, Richard_SM wrote:



    I liked Happylaze.

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  • 254. At 5:22pm on 06 Aug 2009, U14081247 wrote:

    I liked happylaze too, Richard, but the Mods are as Gods, and have Humpty Dumpty Rules

    salaam, etc

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  • 255. At 6:48pm on 06 Aug 2009, Little Red wrote:

    oh dear a whole bunch of M&M's seems to have spilled onto the beach. and i don't think these ones are edible either. is there a ball tonight?

    congrats to Hesiodos... i bring a crate of castel to celebrate.

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  • 256. At 7:00pm on 06 Aug 2009, U14094596 wrote:

    234 big sis.
    that must have been uncomfortable for both you and your mum.

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  • 257. At 7:09pm on 06 Aug 2009, U14094596 wrote:

    Richard I knew happylaze before he was culled for unmentionable problems.
    never fear though you have heard not the last from him.

    all part of the moderate debate on another thread in another land.

    still in a tread that is not ever off topic or serious what has happened to him and so many others;) is not on topic I suspect.

    Shame because there is no other place it is allowed to be debated. so grab a hammock and start swinging.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOcyYyxqN_g&feature=related

    PS Happy said He liked you too.
    He thought you thought well and managed to say what he was less articulate about.

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  • 258. At 7:11pm on 06 Aug 2009, U14094596 wrote:

    Now, what do we do all the corpses?


    return to sender

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  • 259. At 8:04pm on 06 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    HESIODOS!! Re your 213 and on!
    Many congratulations! But I have diligently scrolled through waves of friendly and not so friendly posts and I am still none the wiser:
    Is it a boy or a girl that you have become a Grandfather to? Is there one new baby in your family, or two, or more?
    Do you even know this vital info? Can you remember through the jubilatory haze and enlighten your Beach friends?
    What a happy time for you - enjoy!

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  • 260. At 8:32pm on 06 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    More for Hesiodos:
    just read your notification opening the AM Box. Very happy about the arrival of your little grandson!
    ;o))

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  • 261. At 11:14pm on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    My goodness, what lot of rubbish littering the Beach! Better get on my rubber gloves and start tidying things up a bit.

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  • 262. At 11:45pm on 06 Aug 2009, ValeryP wrote:

    Let me help you Big Sis - I've brought a folding wheelbarrow.

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  • 263. At 11:46pm on 06 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Thanks, Val - between the two of us, we should have it sorted out in a trice. :o)

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  • 264. At 11:51pm on 06 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    Lucky then that we get a new one tomorrow!

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  • 265. At 11:58pm on 06 Aug 2009, U14081247 wrote:

    • "Lucky then that we get a new one tomorrow!"

    Beach, or Identity?

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  • 266. At 00:05am on 07 Aug 2009, U14081247 wrote:

    Hesiodos has been in touch with me via other means (there is indeed life outside these blogs), and sends his apologies. It appears he has been sent to some sort of Limbo. He sends word that the new grandson is hale and hearty, as are the new parents, and he sent me [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator]this link

    Meanwhile, I'll give y'all a hand with all these corpses before they begin to smell...

    xx
    Treebeard

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  • 267. At 01:06am on 07 Aug 2009, U14081247 wrote:

    From Hesiodos

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  • 268. At 10:18am on 07 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Thanks for the photos, EdI. Glad to see he hasn't grown a beard yet ;o)

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  • 269. At 11:11am on 07 Aug 2009, Richard_SM wrote:


    #257. Happylaze Jack

    Good to see you're still around.

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  • 270. At 11:13am on 07 Aug 2009, Richard_SM wrote:


    #254. Treebeard

    Good piece.

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  • 271. At 11:21am on 07 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Do you guys need your own thread? I have a feeling there is some ongoing discussion that doesn't relate to other PM regulars?

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  • 272. At 11:54am on 07 Aug 2009, U14081247 wrote:

    Elder Sibling,

    Although the PM beach is virtually endless, The world is even bigger!
    And multi-dimensional

    ;-)

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  • 273. At 12:23pm on 07 Aug 2009, U14081247 wrote:

    I have just learned that, like Big Sis, Obama was an Ox baby! Good company indeed!

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  • 274. At 12:56pm on 07 Aug 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    272: I taught somebody called Zalezny. A bit too young to have written that, though!

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  • 275. At 1:13pm on 07 Aug 2009, U14081247 wrote:

    Elder Sibling,

    Zelazny The Elder specialised in re-incarnation....

    • "His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god, but then he never claimed not to be a god."


    ;-)

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  • 276. At 1:45pm on 07 Aug 2009, WebAliceinwonderland wrote:

    Hearty congratulations, Hesiodos, an extraordinary good-looking baby grandson. On behalf of the Euroblog (in exile) sending you all the proper Fairies, with gifts and all :o)))) Alice

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  • 277. At 8:07pm on 07 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    As I saw and much admired EdI's grandson on this thread I am adding my appreciation here and now!! Best of luck to the little one, may he have a full and happy life.

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  • 278. At 8:41pm on 07 Aug 2009, U14095519 wrote:

    Google korovievschoir

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  • 279. At 9:18pm on 07 Aug 2009, U14095519 wrote:

    No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large.
    -- Mark Twain

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  • 280. At 10:14pm on 08 Aug 2009, WebAliceinwonderland wrote:

    OK, life slowed down on the beach, some Russian jokes of today :o)

    Hi, who are you?
    - I'm the Sleeping Beauty.
    - And why so awful looking? :o)))
    - I just woke up.

    (I know, very stupid) :o)))))


    Fifth year of crisis in Russia. Putin comes to see Medvedev. "Dima, lend me a 100 roubles".
    - Why so much?
    - Obama is coming, I wish to buy some aubergine "caviar".

    (well, to understand this, there is a so-called "aubergine caviar" on sale in Russia, simply pressed aubergines cooked marinated, popularly called "caviar" :o)


    News. Circus of Tokyo city is interested to buy a Zhiguli car.

    "On departure, switch off the printing press!" A plackard, in the US Ministry of Finance.
    :o)))))


    Darling, do I look like a silly woman?
    - An exact copy!
    :o))))


    Employees of the US Defence Ministry, on condition of strict confidentiality, told the employees of the Associated Press that two Russian nuclear submarines are patrolling the US Eastern Coast.
    Russian Ministry of Defence refutes this info."First of all, not two but eight; secondly, not patrolling, but looking for the drowned container with vodka"
    :o)))


    In the USA the law is precedental. And in the Russian Federation - unprecedental. :o)))

    Why there began an epidemy of swine flu in Russia?
    - Microbes they don't watch TV, don't know that Russia is a great country. They stupidly stick to the ones who don't wash their hands.


    A talk in Latvia.
    - Your little one, does he go to the kndergarten?
    - What kindergarten? A cueue for 3 years ahead.
    - Well, then... it's good, so.. then - straight to school?
    - What school, they are closing half of the schools!
    - Aha. Alright. Yes. Then - at once - to work in the factory!
    - What "factory" ?!
    :o)))))


    It's not a single CIA officer by now who made his career with the help of a "Russian jokes" site. :o))))

    Best men's friends are cigarettes, vodka and girls who quarreled with diamonds and are again friends with men.
    :o)

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  • 281. At 9:42pm on 09 Aug 2009, Cossackgirl wrote:

    280. WebAliceetc
    Life never slows down on the beach - you are on the wrong Beach. Have you forgotten or don't you know that a new Beach is opened very early every Friday morning for the regulars? Look under "topical posts": The new Friday Beach has 130 posts already and it's only Sunday night. We are on last week's Beach, which overran a bit because of EdI's happy news.
    On the other hand, those Russian jokes are so not funny (I write as a Russian who knows loads of Russian jokes, but good ones). Perhaps they lost something in translation, but no, reading them in Russian doesn't make one laugh either... If you want to take them into the future, copy them to the new Beach.

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