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Postcards have begun to arrive

Eddie Mair | 11:53 UK time, Thursday, 19 July 2007

in memory of last year's Pointless Blog Postcard thingy. Postings to follow.

If you're going away and want to show us where, send your postcard to:

Pointless Blog Postcard Thingy,
Room G601,
BBC News Centre,
W12 7RJ.

Thank you.



  1. At 11:52 AM on 19 Jul 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION.....won't bother putting a stamp on then!

  2. At 12:01 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    (Sigh) Oh no, here we go again! ;o)

  3. At 12:03 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Ummm, did mine arrive, Eddie?

  4. At 12:45 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Jason Good wrote:

    I'm confused. (Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.)

    You surely aren't saying that the Blog is pointless, are you? Shirley?

    Which reminds me, I found out last night that Roy "Warwick Woy" Jenkins, he formerly of Chancellor of the Exchequer fame, used to be a code breaker at Bletchley Park. I was surprised, but I have no idea why.

    And it seemed pointless enough to mention it here, just in case.

  5. At 12:56 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Carl wrote:

    And the winner is Mr C. Green who says her interests include public speaking and reading a lot.

    I'll send you a card from Austria when I get there next week (actually I'll be in Switzerland, but one mountain looks like another.. nobody will know)

    Greetings from a rainy Norfolk.. any body got any suntan lotion.

    What was that about sex lies and videotape?
    I understand the lies and videotape bits but what about the sex?

  6. At 01:11 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Jason Good wrote:

    Carl (5): I think you had to be there.

  7. At 01:20 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Ignore my last posting, Eddie... TA!

  8. At 01:44 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Carl wrote:

    I can't help thinking a competition on PM would be a great idea, and hey you could make it 25p a call, and go out for 'a pig out' on the proceeds.

    Don't get too bogged down with all this honesty lark. There are crooks in every walk of life. Whta was it Lord Reith said 'The BBC should inform, educate, entertain and cheat doing it'.

    What a wise man he was.

    I think there should be a public enquiry, especially as I now find out that the voices of the animals on Animal Magic were actually done by Johnny Morris. That's just ruined my entire childhood. Thank you BBC!! I want compensation.

  9. At 06:34 PM on 19 Jul 2007, charlie wrote:

    Carl wrote: I can't help thinking a competition on PM would be a great idea,

    Great idea, can I be the first winner??

  10. At 11:11 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Frances O wrote:

    But if we're going away, presumably in the future, why send in pix from brochures. or some such?

    Oh! I seem to have inadvertently put my pedant hat on. It's rather fetching, straw with a trim of fruit and flowers.

    But I'd be better off with a rainhood and brolly, so scratch that idea.

  11. At 11:39 PM on 19 Jul 2007, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    Now if only this thread hadn't been put up whilst I wasn't here, I would have sent a card from where I was. But when I was, I didn't have the address.


    Eddie, you will just have to consider yourself as having been sent an invisible greeting from somewhere I can neither spell nor pronounce, ok? It's in Finland. Take the ferry to Helsinki and head north and a little east. Eventually there is a small gap in the conifers and you have got there.

  12. At 10:35 AM on 20 Jul 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Welcome back Mr Fish (11)! Did you have fun?

  13. At 10:51 AM on 20 Jul 2007, Annasee wrote:

    For goodness sake, I go away for a day & find everyone is exhuming the pointless postcards in their stationery cupboards. Now that's annoying, because I went to London, & I could have sent you a postcard from there yesterday, which would have been completely pointless, yes? What a missed opportunity. I had a lovely time playing at the Proms (sorry, had to throw that in - honestly it's only because someone went sick & absolutely every other harpist in the whole world was working, but what the heck. I'm not fussy.) I kept my eyes open for any BBC scandals I could identify, but to no avail. Though someone in the orch felt she'd been ripped off by the poor quality fruit salad at the RAH - somewhat less than 1/2 an apple & a bit of orange for £4 , but I suspect that's just London for you. At least it was in a posh glass.
    Off to scintillate at someone's wedding now after getting up at 5 am. Will try to look keen.

  14. At 12:24 PM on 20 Jul 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Oh, Annasee (13) What a glamorous life you lead! Is there an HEI at which one can learn to Scintillate? I'd like to take that class. Perhaps there's a PostGrad qualification in Tantalising too? Or perhaps it's just innate? *sigh*

  15. At 01:10 PM on 20 Jul 2007, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    Aperitif @ 12, yes indeed! I did post to the old Beach last night when I got back to a computer.

    The most important words I learnt in Finnish are 'auto rikki'. (orto ricky)

    They are most usefully addressed to a mechanic, and they mean 'the car broke/is broken'. Then one points to the bit that is going 'cloinga cloinka boing boing whurp CLONG' and hopes for the best. :-)

    Some time later one says 'kiitos' (key-toss) over and over, and gets out one's wallet.

    But it was fun.

    (Hey, I just realised: if anyone knows the Finnish for 'frog', we could say it was rikki at intervals, like since about six this morning. Coo.)

  16. At 02:06 PM on 20 Jul 2007, RJD wrote:

    Scintillate. (verb) - To be very naughty until the early hours of the morning.

    Ap - I don't think you need to take a class!

  17. At 04:01 PM on 20 Jul 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Tee hee Fishy Chris (15) and tsk tsk RJD (16) :-)

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