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Eddie Mair | 13:44 UK time, Friday, 6 October 2006

Owen. Bit sweaty at end of long night.

Rosettes were odd back then. Michael Foot's was red, yellow and green. Peter Shore's is red and yellow. Vivid red tie though. I think Alan Beith was on set the entire night.

Comments

  1. At 01:48 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Frances O wrote:

    ? What's thatall about?

    sb 1

  2. At 01:50 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    sb1

  3. At 01:51 PM on 06 Oct 2006, big sister wrote:

    Can I draw your attention to an earlier blog ('I've') in which you stared at an empty page and reminded yourself of

    "an early promise I made to myself, about not blogging if I've nothing to say. I appreciate that the record shows I've failed, but at least none of the previous rubbish was forced. "

    Does this mean you are not Eddie Mair? Or was it an imposter who kept us on tenterhooks a couple of days ago and left us to play on our own outside?

  4. At 01:56 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Eric,

    Are you fed up with having to blog (we all know you were forced into it back in August) and thus trying to irritate your regulars so much that they clear off and don't come back?

    It may well work for me.

  5. At 02:03 PM on 06 Oct 2006, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    Never mind all this 20-odd year old political nonsense.

    Are we going to get any pictures on the blog of the Archbishop limboing?

  6. At 02:09 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Enough, already, Eddie!

  7. At 02:11 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Susan Orty-Boyden wrote:

    Eddie,

    Please - STOP IT!

  8. At 02:14 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Stephen, Leader of STROP wrote:

    Eddie

    I will bill you for my Sanity which I lost some 8 blogs ago.

    No doubt my boss will be in touch to bill you for my time

    Am now going home for a long lie down

    PM had better be good

  9. At 02:15 PM on 06 Oct 2006, big sister wrote:

    Appy -
    Would he be so devious?
    I think it's just Eddie's idea of 'tickling'!

  10. At 02:19 PM on 06 Oct 2006, whisht wrote:

    Frances O,

    today has been a momentous day. I've lost count of the blogs Eddie's started as he runs down the count of Election votes in 1983.

    will this work... try here

    ah, 'preview' suggests they don't allow links so you'll have to go to the earliest blog you can and hit Previous incessantly....

  11. At 02:21 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Mainly because I can't bring myself to lurk all day, even though I've been completely put off by the zillions of posts, I will just mention again a request that I've made before: that the individual blog posts have their "name" in the title of the HTML document. Surely it would be relatively easy to do? But faced with a list of half a dozen or more pages all titled "BBC - Radio 4 - PM" when you try to navigate backwards or amongst your tabs, you really just lose the will t

  12. At 02:24 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    Lim-boing sounds like a Radio 4 sound effect, unless I put the hyphen in the wrong place.

    Pass the anaesthesia.

    Aperitif - are you going to start a blog somewhere else, and lead your admirers away from this place? And I do include myself.

  13. At 02:28 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Whisht wrote:

    hey

    [he he ha]

    can we.... errm.....

    draw a veil over all this???

    [ha ha ... ha ha HA HA HEE HE HE HE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!]

    [ahem]

  14. At 02:28 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Shame, too, because I was looking forward to further analysis of the comments Drinks made earlier in the day on "Theft" - just starting to get interesting, they were - but have I got a spare half hour to make my way back to there??

    My achievement for the day: took three books with stickers "3 for 2" to the checkout in a local bookshop. One of them also had a "£4 off" sticker on it (have you got the new TP Fearless?). The woman said, "you can work this two ways - you either have £4 off, or you can get one of the £6.99 ones free." What cheek! I pointed out that wasn't really the way I was expecting it to work and just as I was about to about turn and march (haughtily, no doubt) out of the shop, she said she would given me both offers.

    It is a small thing - but I have a small mind.

  15. At 02:34 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Big Sister,

    I just can't cope with it on top of the sore throat and, I'm afraid, runny nose. He's putting me in a very bad mood.

  16. At 02:40 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John W wrote:

    ...do you remember an entry from Aperitif from a few days ago?

    Appy and Fearless, sitting in a tree,
    K..I..S..S..I..N..G,...


  17. At 02:41 PM on 06 Oct 2006, andycralolly<> wrote:

    this is the last one, isn;t it? please?

  18. At 02:41 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Oh whisht.... I've just had an odd look from my boss when he heard me groan....

  19. At 02:48 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Now come on Eddie, you can tell us.

    We're your friends. We're not afraid of the truth. We can take it.

    ARE you in fact trying to annoy us into suffocating the blogarama, so you can concentrate on doing radio?

    Look, just whisper it to me over here, and I'll let the others know discreetly . . .

  20. At 02:49 PM on 06 Oct 2006, big sister wrote:

    Eddie seems to have stopped at 12.

    Does this make it the Dirty Dozen?

  21. At 03:01 PM on 06 Oct 2006, big sister wrote:

    Oh, Appy, sorry to hear you're under the weather. Of course you don't want to be tickled when you're feeling like that. Sadly, I don't think Ed's around now or perhaps he could do something soothing for you ....
    I've just realised that he posted 12 times today. Does this make it the Dirty Dozen?
    Perhaps you need a spoonful of whatever it was that made him so 'spirited' (cough cough) today?
    Given the number of postings today, I rather think he's getting into the swing (Oops, nearly wrote 'swig'!) of blogging!
    Please don't be in a bad mood - you'll get wrinkles in all the wrong places.
    Have a good lie down and think nice thoughts ....
    Big Sister

  22. At 03:05 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Lissa, PM Maitre d'Blog wrote:

    re HTML things

    Dear John H,

    I am confused (comment 11) because when I click on a post the name of the post is in the html URL. For example with this post the URL is:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2006/10/david.shtml

    Is this what you mean?

    If not I will refer up to Tony the Blog Wizard.

  23. At 03:09 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    re 14: hmmm, am I that obvious that you can tell I'm a TP fan? (oh and yes I have got it and read it last w/e:) I can suggest that if you like them, you can try Jasper Ffordes' books very good & funny

  24. At 03:18 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Just a stab, FF (22). Was it any good? I'm stuggling with an book I just happened to pick up - by Bruce Sterling, called "Distraction". Never read him before and it's - well - odd.

    What's John W trying to say at 16? That Fearless has a cold?

    I'm sure it's more widely known, but I've only ever come across that "...sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.." in Calvin and Hobbes.

  25. At 03:19 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Frances O wrote:

    Oh, thanks, whisht, for a moment I doubted what leittle of my sanity is left... when I logged on I got the blog for Sept 26... argh!

    Is eric jealous because we made friends with sequin?

  26. At 03:20 PM on 06 Oct 2006, andycraTP wrote:

    Well I'll be. I've just posted somewhere on these multiblogs a quote from Tery Pratchett's new book, Wintersmith, and now you're all talking about it on this, unrelated blog.

    Must be the Wintersmith himself, the days are getting cooler ...

  27. At 03:42 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Dear Lissa, PM Maitre d'Blog (I like that),

    I don't mean the URL. I mean the title which is in the header of the HTML document for the page, and which is displayed as the title of the browser's window. It's the bit which goes inside the doc like this:

    <html>

    <head>

    <title> This is the Title </title>

    ...

    </head>

    ...

    </html>

    Hope this helps.

  28. At 03:44 PM on 06 Oct 2006, ontheledge wrote:

    I've been dying to find an excuse for trying out HTML tags and now I've found one ...

    A Rosette for Eddie

    Oh gosh I hope I've done this right - Please don't post it up unless it makes sense!

  29. At 03:52 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Ed Iglehart wrote:


    Lissa is confused (comment 11 & 22)
    Is this what you mean?

    I think what John wants is for the name of the blog (David in this case ) to also be the of the html page. This is then shown on the top line of the browser and/or on the tabs...

    A good idea, methinks if this multiple blog stuff continues
    xx
    ed

  30. At 03:56 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Bless him, he's stopped.

    No more blogs.

    Maybe we've hurt his feelings.

    Listen carefully at 5, folks: if he's more than usually slurred or giggly, we'll know the ugly truth...

  31. At 03:58 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Sheesh! May-be I are stuggling because I isn't able to do inglish.

    Well done, ontheledge! Alas, the posty people seem to be feeling mean - what's the point of skooters [sic] when they let you down like that. Which reminds me, I'm sure I lost a completely innocuous comment the other day. It had lots of "hoorays" and "boos" but otherwise, I'm sure I didn't say anything nasty.

  32. At 04:00 PM on 06 Oct 2006, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    Lissa (22)

    It's not the URL that I think John H is talking about, but the Title HTML tag - the text that appears right at the top of Explorer to identify the page, and also appears in the "Tab" if you're using a browser that supports tabbing like Firefox or Safari.

    At the moment it's always "BBC - Radio 4 - PM" regardless of the URL heading.

    It would be nice and useful, but not knowing how difficult it would be to have a dynamic title tag, I can't say if it's worth the effort.

  33. At 04:16 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Lissa, PM Blog Dogsbody wrote:

    re BROWN BOOK COMPETITION WINNER

    Dear OnTheLedge (you know who you are)

    A signed copy of the book is winging its way to your multiple thatched cottages. Gillian, our office manager, suggests it would be nice if Gordon had signed it too but I'm afraid we're on air in under an hour so I can't fix that.

    And as to verifying your id, I gave up after the winner of the Musharraf book, Eleanor Thomas, turned out to be the nom de plume of a man called Brian.

    Roll on ID cards I say.

    Enjoy reading.

  34. At 04:24 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Lissa, PM Blog Failure wrote:

    re HTML

    John H - I'm baffled. I've sent your query to Tony the Blog Wizard.

    re MORE PHOTOS

    I've posted a photo of today's editor David. He's returned to PM after working for a spell at the other end of the office on the Today Programme. Make him welcome.

  35. At 04:24 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Frances O wrote:

    Please, no more multiblogs. Afternoons are too short

  36. At 04:26 PM on 06 Oct 2006, andycraTP wrote:

    OTL [28] : It didn't but it did.

  37. At 04:27 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Lissa, PM Blog Failure wrote:

    re HTML

    John H - I'm baffled. I've sent your query to Tony the Blog Wizard.

    re MORE PHOTOS

    I've posted a photo of today's editor David. He's returned to PM after working for a spell at the other end of the office on the Today Programme. Make him welcome.

  38. At 04:34 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Hello All,

    No, I couldn't stay away for long. Pathetic, aren't I? (Hint for the boys - do not agree with that - it will get you into trouble).

    Maybe it was just me that Eric wanted rid of, because as soon as I got cross and stormed off he stopped blogging. I would be very upset but I've gone off him now (and that was a long standing crush, I'll have you know). SO THERE! (sticks tonugue out and plants hands on hips in very childish manner). Anyway, now that Doc has declared himself an admirer of mine who needs Eric? Ha!

    John H. re Shame, too, because I was looking forward to further analysis of the comments Drinks made earlier in the day on "Theft" - just starting to get interesting, they were - but have I got a spare half hour to make my way back to there?? I'm not sure but you were possibly referring to the little Agony column that Stephen LOS and I had somehow fallen into? If you are really interested you only have to click on October 5th on the calender above to take you back to "theft" (yes, it really only started yesterday).

    I promise I haven't K-I-S-S-I-N-Ged anyone today - I really don't want to spread these germs around... Were I fit, of course, I would certainly kiss Fearless: he's lovely to me!

  39. At 04:35 PM on 06 Oct 2006, liz wrote:

    "Rosettes are red
    Tories are blue
    Eddie's blogged out
    - Good weekend to you!" (all)

  40. At 04:51 PM on 06 Oct 2006, ontheledge wrote:

    Lissa,

    You're lovely. Don't let anyone ever say anything different.

    I'd thought of Gordon too, but as you say, it might hold things up. On the other hand, if anyone can think of a way to get him to add his own dedication - WOW! that would be fab.

    I'm definitely not a man. ID can be tricky, I realise. Personally, I'd like my ID photo to be of HRH - it would be confusing, I grant you, but it would get me into all kinds of interesting places, don't you agree? Otherwise, I'd settle for Miss Piggy so as to give people a laugh.

    Thanks for that personal message. I was getting very frustrated with the email thingey.

    Have a lovely weekend, all and sundry. And another hug to Eddie (Ooooh I've come over all funny!)

    Ledge

  41. At 05:05 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Big Sister wrote:

    LOVE the photo of David. Now, what about posting up piccies of bloggers? We'd love to see Appy, FF, DrH and other regulars. Oh - but they'd have to be PROPER photos (I'm still recovering from the shock of Lissa's revelation about Elaine/Brian)

  42. At 05:06 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Whisht wrote:

    Hi David,

    ask Lissa when you and the other members of the team are going to start flickering between each other.......

    just like working at the beeb it seems...

  43. At 05:33 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Oo-oo, David's quite handsome, isn't he? I'm looking for a replacement fixation now that Eddie has let me down. David can clearly do cute, but can he do 'mean, rough and moody but with a twinkle in the eye' too. That's the mood I'm in lately.

    I was raised in the Catholic manner. We weren't taught about Limbo - Heaven, Hell and Purgatory was all we got. Limbo sounds like the most fun to be honest with you.

    btw, did you hear Eddie say that "Desmond Tutu reflects". Was there ever any doubt? I never had him down as a vampire but now methinks Lord Mair doth protest too much... Keep the garlic handy, Eddie, you may have spurned me but I don't want to see you sucked to death.

  44. At 05:55 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Well, there I was thinking that the cat had provided a wonderful rewording of my request and not only did Lissa not understand, she stressed the point by posting it twice.

    I feel a bit like a telltale saying this, but if you read between the lines on "other" frogs, I'm pretty sure that Frances O suggested that Lissa is a - dare I say it? - "Blogwitch". I may have misread.

    Drinks - brilliant! First off, I'd completely forgotten that "Theft" was only yesterday - it seems so long ago. But second, even if I had remembered, I had completely forgotten that you could navigate via the calendar - never do that. J

    ust to follow up a comment you made in the other place, when you're talking about your "fabulous outside", should we take that to be your "fabulous physical appearance" - you refer to "going beyond appearances" - or should we take it to mean your sunny personality, which doesn't necessarily illustrtate the complexities of your character?

    [Apols for probable typos - I have to the feed the dogs - and the cat.]

  45. At 06:07 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Frances O wrote:

    Congratulations, Ledgie!

    btw, what was your winning entry? Just remind me... it's been a confusing day wot wiv all this multiblogging and stuff

  46. At 06:26 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Gosh, even deeper - I hadn't really considered that, John H (44, at present): I suppose I meant all over outsideyness so - both! Although I'm not sure I want to be mentioned in the same sentence as "sunny" at the moment, given the obvious...

    Lissa did refer to herself as a "Blogwitch" at one point - I think I saw it earlier today. I'm sure she's like Glinda, though; a Good Witch (and very beautiful - both outside and in...)

  47. At 06:49 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    That's a relief, Drinks. Although watching the fallout of FO initiating calling the lovely Lizzy "Blogwitch" might have been fun...

    Quite fascinating, er, reading you unpick your personality. Perhaps PM stands for "Personal Musings". I expected there would have been further contributions by now - clearly other froggers have lives. Mine, currently, is split between lying in front of the fire in the living room and struggling home up the motorway from the airport after being away all week with work. [sigh]

  48. At 07:10 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Dunno what you're getting at JH (47) - isn't hanging about my house all weekend, declining to play out with my pals, sniffing and coughing having a life?

    How can you be lying on the living room floor and struggling up the motorway at the same time?

    I should get on with all the work I haven't got done all day.

  49. At 07:14 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    Oh well, I suppose one benefit is that I got to listen to David and Ruth talking about "Hitch" - it was all looking so promision. [sigh]

  50. At 07:19 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    John, 47, “I expected there would have been further contributions by now”. What was the question? I missed it.

  51. At 07:20 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Frances O wrote:

    Yes, I confess, Drinksie is right, I didn't (dare) initiate the idea of Lissa being a blogwitch. A witch of goodness, sweetness, light and bringer of happiness and postcards.

    Did you want a catfight between me and she who must be adored? Naughty John

  52. At 07:26 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John H. wrote:

    And a new word to boot (?). That was obviously meant to be "promising".

  53. At 07:38 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Were you hoping for "Hitch" as in "cock"? - My favourite, as it happens. 'Rear Window' being my joint-top-film-of-all-time.

  54. At 07:39 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Frances O wrote:

    Is 'promision' provisionally promising?

    Did enjoy the David & Ruth episode. What a dork.

  55. At 07:43 PM on 06 Oct 2006, anne wrote:

    Not only was today my voluntary work day but afterwards I had an appointment with the hairdresser, in readiness for flying off tomorrow, and I'm SO pleased because I have missed the moment by moment irritation that was Eddie's blogging today. I wonder if the person who suspected that Eddie is trying to drive us all away so that he doesn't have to blog any more was right? If so, could we please just sort ourselves out a forum; my day now just wouldn't be the same without appy, valery, FF. Dr H and all the rest of you. Although as I'm about to go on holiday for 2 and a half weeks obviously that's something I'm going to have to live with for roughly 18 days.
    I will be sending an utterly pointless postcard so if it's not up there on that nasty flickeriong things by 2 weeks today you just moan at that Lissa person until she puts it there.
    Have fun while I'm away but not too much as I don;t wnat to miss out. I'll be thinking of you all. Possibly. Now and again. maybe.

  56. At 07:49 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Appy, re 38, you realise, of course, you're going to make me blush saying such nice things:) You can ignore EM, but don't disappear from the rest of the froggers here:))

  57. At 08:36 PM on 06 Oct 2006, whisht wrote:

    John H, Frances O anyone(??) what's the David and Ruth "thing"?
    Aperitif - you're not allowed to answer cos you're all frisky today. You even used a fnar fnar word.

    Dr H seems confused about somethng too - and John H about some dumb thing i did elsewhere...

    i get the feeling today has been a day of confusion, with us pinging around all over the place trying to make some sense of things... best to have a small drink...

  58. At 08:47 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Ah but I like it when you're slightly flushed Fearless - it looks good on camera ;)

    Apple crisps all round tomorrow?

    Anne, have a lovely, lovely trip. I'm very jealous and will attempt to ensure we all have an outrageous time to tell you all about when you get back (but obviously, not too much fun). You will be away for my birthday, but I'll save you a bit of cake :)

  59. At 09:03 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Whisht, Frisky, moi? If only. Sweat pants, t-shirt and tissues today. I feel about as frisky as a Panda.

  60. At 09:04 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    That means you'll have two slices of cake in the space of a week, Anne, as you'll be back just in time for my birthday!:)

    I'll definitely be in for the apple crisps tomorrow, Appy:)

  61. At 09:24 PM on 06 Oct 2006, andycraTP wrote:

    David and Ruth "thing" : The Archers, an example of pitifully unbelievable writing. Terry Pratchett's Discworld has more reallity than ArchersLand.

    Er, sorry, daftness etc to follow, business as usual. Carry on.

  62. At 09:26 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Oo Fearless, are we nearly twins then?

  63. At 09:38 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    maybe! 29th for me.... (In mater of fact, if I had been born 12 minutes sooner I would've shared a true Birthday (day & year) with Julia Roberts!)

  64. At 09:43 PM on 06 Oct 2006, John W wrote:

    Lissa,

    If you object to nom de email's, I'm out for one, as, I suspect, so many others.

    However, having wrestled with a spammer masquerading as me all day, (in virtual space), slightly agree with you about ID. It gets to be a very bad day to make me even think ID cards have merit. This was a day even worse than that. I'm talking hours of wresting in virtual space. Don't ask. It's actually rather serious.

    Aperitif and FF, well, let's draw a vale [sp] over that. I simply rest my case. Somehow, I have the ability to spot budding romance in the most unlikely circumstances. Except my own.

  65. At 09:52 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Mine's the 17th (same day as Dannii Minogue, apparently, but I don't know how or why I know that). I'm a few years younger than Julia Roberts. Not nearly as wealthy though.

  66. At 10:00 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    who cares about wealth??? It's the person (and personality) that's important:)

    Decided what sort of cake you're having?

  67. At 10:42 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Hmm, I dunno what they're called, but one of those sponges full of fresh cream with a complete covering of marzipan, I think. I rarely have cake, so it has to be something decadent. You?

  68. At 10:49 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    No cake for me, but I have a birthday imminent, too. My research suggests that Julia Roberts is 39 this year, which doesn’t seem to tally with your (63). This also makes me younger than said JR.

    That other ‘Doctor Hackenbush’ also had a birthday during this month.

  69. At 10:58 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    To be honest, Apps, I doubt I'll have a cake. It's too much hassle. If I do have on, I'll make sure to keep slices for all of you (Appy, Anne, Valery P, Frances O, Dr H, Rufus, etc...)

  70. At 11:05 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Umm, Dr H I meant 29th as in the date, as in JR's birthday is the 28th, Does that clarify things for you?

  71. At 11:07 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Apparently there are more October babies than any other. I wonder why? Maybe because prospective parents start trying in the new year? Or because there's not a lot else to do in January?

  72. At 11:31 PM on 06 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Ah, Fearless, I'll get you a cake - I'll leave it where we usually leave the sweeties. Have a think about what sort you want. Something with dark chocolate perhaps?

  73. At 08:05 AM on 07 Oct 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Awww thanks, Appy! I think dark chocolate may well be called for...

    As for why there's mor October babies than other months, I'm not entirely sure. Still I think you might be on to something with the idea that in January, everyone is too skint to go out all the time, plus it's the coldest month of the year, so it's easier to stay home...

    Re the ID thing (semi-serious now) I think it would be nice if we could register our nom-de-plumes that we use here, just to make sure that no-one can come along and pretend to be us. It's just a thought....

  74. At 09:03 AM on 07 Oct 2006, Ontheledge wrote:

    Frances O - Thanks for the 'grats'. Answer = TBlair (apparently I was the only one to think that the obvious answer was the right answer). Lord M said the tiebreaker hadn't come into it but, for what it's worth, I made a comment about the mice postcard thingey.

    No more blogs from me this weekend - the sun's out and there's stuff to do.

  75. At 10:56 AM on 07 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    OTL, Your tiebreaker was my favourite anyway. Let us know if Eddie scribbles anything interesting in the book?

  76. At 11:17 AM on 07 Oct 2006, valery pedant wrote:

    Wow - well I gave up yesterday - it just got all far too confusing for my poor addled brain. Plus I've read this so fast that I'm not sure that I've taken it all in - anyway Bon Voyage to Anne, who most certainly won't be reading this if she goes today, Happy Birthday to Ap, Fearless, and Dr H when they fall, Get Well Soon Ap, and John W, sorry to hear about the spamming/cyberspace thing. As we are wrestling with our own Phishing prob at the moment, I commiserate. Any connection I wonder?

    Back later, must dash ---

  77. At 01:10 PM on 07 Oct 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    Cheesr Valery, hope the phish survive/die (whatever it is you're hoping for).

  78. At 09:58 AM on 09 Oct 2006, Ontheledge wrote:

    Aperitif - Just to let you know I blushed when I read your posting. As to Eddie's scribbles - Diplomacy forbids me to comment at this point (if you get my drift!) I did get a lovely email from Lissa, though, so it looks as though I shall get the eagerly awaited volume in due course. Watch this space (or which thread seems appropriate at the time)

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