Comments for en-gb 30 Sat 19 Apr 2014 13:17:42 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at U14056677 Bad luck, DIY, now you'll find out just how much she DOES moan.El nina letting us down or the laws of probability holding up? Anyway, and notwithstanding, I've swum on three Beaches this June/July (once at midnight), each time the day time weather was glorious sunshine. Lucky or what? I was in Beachtown for one day only each time.Last Sunday Mrs TR thought she had a Reggie Perrin scenario on her hands when I got swept half a mile down the coast by an outgoing tide.The first I knew of it my turn-around buoy was sweeping past me at a rate of nots. I sometimes think swimming forever is the way to go**. Or a Superman dive off those Michelmores over there.But now, it's obvious. Borrow all you can to fund a one way trip to DignyLand as rJd has dubbed it.****** Though the drowning bit may not be possible in the near trance state endless swimming brings.****Seriously folks, don't try it. It's illegal and they'd track you down and keep you alive. Thu 30 Jul 2009 22:14:09 GMT+1 nikki noodle @276 DIY sorry to hear about you being totally brusselled. I am looking forward to meeting you some day.As you say, there is an upside; and maybe twice the power will have twice the benefit. And I guess you can always switch them off when you walk in the house....Here is a Sprout Brandy from an old bin we have kept for occasions like this: half a pint, and then, well, another half, i spose!!!n-n Thu 30 Jul 2009 21:38:08 GMT+1 Stewart_M Excellent DIY, glad you are enjoying stero again. That means WE DONT NEED TO SHOUT ANYMORE.. I SAID WE DONT NEED TO SHOUT. Thu 30 Jul 2009 21:02:34 GMT+1 DI_Wyman Peep, I am totally B Sprouted off. Those of you that have met me know that I am a bit mutton geoff in the right plug hole and wear a hearing aid.Well I am just back from the N & N University Vets after having a hearing reassesment because Mrs DiY kept on and on and on moaning that I wasn't listening to her only to be told my hearing is down by about 40% from what it was in 2004. So now I have two of the ruggers (rhyming slang). So with the metal bits in the old ticker (stents) and now these I may rebrand as Bionic DiY!Mind you the upside is I have redescovered stero! Thu 30 Jul 2009 18:09:12 GMT+1 David_McNickle Gotta go. Time for Eggheads. Soft boiled would be nice. With soldiers. Thu 30 Jul 2009 17:01:41 GMT+1 David_McNickle TWIC 263, That's how you wet the bed. Thu 30 Jul 2009 15:47:51 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn Elle beachio! Thu 30 Jul 2009 15:22:31 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Actually it's a fudge based alcoholic tomato much loved by hairy dogs. Thu 30 Jul 2009 15:22:07 GMT+1 Fifi I thought a bloody nora was that tomato-based alcoholic drink so beloved of the hair-of-the-dog fans. Thu 30 Jul 2009 13:55:06 GMT+1 Big Sister Bloody Nora - Is that a variation on Fudge Nora, Wrath? Thu 30 Jul 2009 13:33:12 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come mittfh - bloody nora, I thoughht the people I had to deal with were dumb.Wonko - you're welcome. Thu 30 Jul 2009 13:31:45 GMT+1 Wonko mittfh - LOL! That's a real correction fluid on the screen moment!TWIC - thanks for the lemmingade, lovely and refreshing.;o) [] Thu 30 Jul 2009 12:51:48 GMT+1 mittfh Genuine tech support call to our help desk:"I called yesterday and asked for something to be deleted...and now I can't find it!"(We manage/maintain a database system that prevents users from amending / deleting dodgy recording once saved, so we have to either 'open' it again or delete it for them. This user phoned us up one day to ask for some recording to be deleted, then called back the next day wondering why she couldn't find that bit of recording any more...)"My computer's talking to me!"(Previous user was partially sighted and had turned Narration on...) Thu 30 Jul 2009 12:31:12 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Mansaylo! I think the naughty step's free ;-)Anyhoo got a big bowl of charles caesar susan for lunch, with a big jug of fresh lemmingade. On the bar for any takers. Thu 30 Jul 2009 12:19:37 GMT+1 mittfh Can we cope with two simultaneous blog beaches?I'm asking because of this comment, seen over on iPM ("Staying out for summer" thread - although you might have to dip into it via Topical Posts [on FireFox at least], due to a blog bug)...3. At 1:30pm on 29 Jul 2009, Rupert Allman - Radio 4 wrote:( 2 ) of course, the iPM beach - I should have said! What a great idea - but we still need some ideas on what games we should play. Rupert Thu 30 Jul 2009 11:34:13 GMT+1 Trevor Mansell Twic - I hope you spelled the last two words correctly. Thu 30 Jul 2009 11:32:49 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Big Sis 261 -I'm glad you liked it.DMCN I wouldn't dream of it.Right I'm Bloody knackered, been on the go all day. So I'm going to hide behind the dunes for a quick nap. If anyones looking for me - you haven't seen me. *wink,wink* Thu 30 Jul 2009 11:15:24 GMT+1 David_McNickle TWIC 250, You're excused. Just don't pee on the beach. Thu 30 Jul 2009 09:31:43 GMT+1 Big Sister Wrath: Your daleks are very funny, though I wish they spoke a bit faster ;o)Still humming Danny Boy. Thu 30 Jul 2009 09:27:16 GMT+1 Fifi For those missing our erstwhile equine, I can whisper that diplomatic manoeuvres have been initiated. No promises, but a quiet word is being had, and the tapping of noses. If anyone can teach me a funny handshake, I'll try that next!Am I too late for napper kedgeree on toast? Remember I like mine with lots of lemming juice.;o) Thu 30 Jul 2009 09:18:22 GMT+1 DI_Wyman Morning Peeps. Thanks Mansaylo for breakfast and those smoked sreppiks are just the job! Thu 30 Jul 2009 08:12:37 GMT+1 Wonko Morning all!Thanks for brekkie Mansaylo, what, no trevor? Trying to take a break from coffee, sorry colin, seven cups in a day is probably too many...;o) [] Thu 30 Jul 2009 07:29:04 GMT+1 Trevor Mansell Brekkie time, all the usual.... kippers as well. Coffee on the brew, along with a couple of teapots of the finest Darjeeling Tea. Help yourselves, I'm off for a dip in the briny. Thu 30 Jul 2009 07:15:22 GMT+1 Trevor Mansell Talking of kippers..... many years ago while in Nepal, and certain comestibles were difficult to obtain, our goodly paymasters wife threw a dinner party. She had a couple of packs of kippers in her freezer, bought over from Hong Kong some months previous. She proceeded to make a pate from them. A visiting Colonel, who claimed not to like fish all that much, said that as she had gone to so much trouble he would try her pate. As the evening progressed the Colonel and the Paymaster managed to demolish a couple of bottles of Scotch between them.The next morning, as Pat was cycling through the cantonment, she was flagged down by the Colonel as he emerged from the Officers mess, looking a little worse for wear. "Good morning, Pat" he says, "That's the last time I eat fish in your house. I feel bloody awful this morning!!" Thu 30 Jul 2009 06:46:21 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come BTW, I just got a certain fiery Fox and I must say I'm impressed. Wed 29 Jul 2009 23:47:21 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Big siss, wonferful clip, made melaugh so loud I nearly woke the children!You're not the only one to miss the certain four legged frogger you mentioned - him being my only countryman and all that malarky.However - I'll see your muppets and raise you the daleks Wed 29 Jul 2009 23:44:00 GMT+1 Big Sister I'll join my voice to these as I remember my old pal.[wipes several tears from her eyes] Wed 29 Jul 2009 23:21:49 GMT+1 Big Sister Sounds delicious, Val, and here's an even spookier coincidence - I had a kipper for my lunch today! I love kippers, Crasters being my favourite, but will settle for those produced at a local smokery, which also does a mean line in smoked salmon. Tonight I'm feeling melancholy, though. While you lovely folk are here (and it's really good to see Fifi and Val tonight) I miss a certain other frogger. without whom the Blog just isn't the same.Do I hear the distant sound of hooves on a far off Beach? :o( Wed 29 Jul 2009 23:06:44 GMT+1 ValeryP Well, well, if that isn't the spookiest coinkidink? I haven't been down to the Beach for what seems like months - well, when was it the blog changed? cos I haven't seen it looking like this before, so that's how long ago it was.Anyway, what I was going to say was, haven't been here for yonks and what do I arrive and find Feefs talking about but kippers. Now, where have I just been on holiday? Achiltibuie. What did I bring home in the comestible department to keep SO happy? Pies from the Lochinver Pie Shop (made famous by Michael Winner apparently, according to yellowed news paper cutting on the wall, not sure I'd boast about that but there you go) and Achiltibuie Smoked Kippers!I can't remember the last time I had a proper kipper - in fact I'm not sure I had ever cooked a real one (don't throw things at me, I'm not perfect), so I brushed them with a Scottish Coldpressed Rapeseed Oil and melted butter combo and grilled them, and BOY were they ever absolutely delicious. I cooked up a sort of impromptu kedgeree to go with, brown basmati, spices, spring onions, green beans and a couple of sliced hard-boiled free range eggs.Gosh, I'm making myself hungry again. Spooky though, eh? Wed 29 Jul 2009 22:08:28 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come David - 246 ....? Excuse me? Wed 29 Jul 2009 18:38:14 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Did I miss the belgian bunnies?And who belongs to this butter, erm... knob? Wed 29 Jul 2009 18:35:18 GMT+1 U14056677 233Good thinking!I'll swim out and get some now.235Brown Sharon in a T-shirt, hot, stirred but unshaken. Complements my butter nob and Rosemary jam spread all over that little Scots pancake there. Please. Wed 29 Jul 2009 17:45:09 GMT+1 Fifi Wow, that's a bit Cubist, David, even for the Beach!* looks impressed * Wed 29 Jul 2009 16:59:36 GMT+1 David_McNickle I dots... Wed 29 Jul 2009 16:52:37 GMT+1 Fifi Stewart, lots of things are hot and wet that I for one wouldn't be drinking! (never did understand that saying...)Now. It's nearly Pam o'clock isn't it? P Wed 29 Jul 2009 16:52:16 GMT+1 Stewart_M Fifi I like my Trevor hot and wet. Skimmed Milo but no sharron. Wed 29 Jul 2009 16:31:12 GMT+1 Fifi Thanks Wonko. I take neither sharron nor mike in my trevor. I like it strong and black, like my men... Wed 29 Jul 2009 16:21:41 GMT+1 Wonko Certainly Stewart, milo and sharron?;o) [] Wed 29 Jul 2009 16:17:52 GMT+1 Stewart_M Any trevor left? That belgian bunny tastes good. Wed 29 Jul 2009 16:05:55 GMT+1 Wonko Right, that's a mug of trevor with two sharrons, a gerald with chesney for TWIC. And a mug of builders trevor (number of sharrons unspecified) for Feefs. Sorry we appear to be out of bath bunnys, would a belgian bunny do?And I'm having a mug of trevor with one sharron.;o) [] Wed 29 Jul 2009 15:42:45 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come 2 sharons in my trevor please. Wed 29 Jul 2009 15:25:01 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Feefs/ Wonko - great I'll have some of that builders trevor and a gerald, can I have some Chesney in mine? Wed 29 Jul 2009 15:23:48 GMT+1 Fifi Yes please, Wonko. Can't seem to concentrate on anything today, so a nice big mug of builder's trevor would be most welcome. May I have a bath bunny to go with it? Wed 29 Jul 2009 15:05:49 GMT+1 Wonko Excellent Feefs, I could do with a mid afternoon gerald to keep my strength up. I'll put the kettle on to boil, tea for everyone?;o) [] Wed 29 Jul 2009 14:59:45 GMT+1 Fifi What is that wonderful smell? Can it be freshly baked brenda at this hour? Wed 29 Jul 2009 14:48:20 GMT+1 Wonko Ahhh! Thanks FF, I'd always wondered why those ropes went up into that palm tree! Sways a bit doesn't it?;o) [] Wed 29 Jul 2009 13:23:11 GMT+1 DI_Wyman ThinkerRetired all this talk of tree bondage is rather off putting! Surely the coconuts will just drop off when they are ripe? Wed 29 Jul 2009 11:47:34 GMT+1 Trevor Mansell FF Who are you calling a dumb waiter?? Wed 29 Jul 2009 11:20:35 GMT+1 DI_Wyman *don't look up*FF but some underwear on! I did think those were rather strange coconuts! Wed 29 Jul 2009 11:18:53 GMT+1 U14056677 You get a good strong piece of rope about two foot long, with a fist sized wooden toggle on each end. You wrap it round the palm tree and walk up the tree trunk, throwing the rope up the tree, with a forward body motion, and then, leaning back, taking your steps up the palm tree. And so on. Or off.Not to be attempted on trees as little as the 5 foot ones on sale in garden centres and to be seen on British resort Parades in tubs, usually sponsored by the local umbrella, wellington and mac suppliers, windswept and rain drenched.Never managed to pick a coconut when I was up there, though. Had to buzz a stick up. The dog tried to help by barking them down.(Don't tell the Beach Patrol, it's DIM CWR in this area.) Wed 29 Jul 2009 11:17:20 GMT+1 Fearless Fred Wonko, it's up the top of the palm tree just to the right of the NCMB. The rope ladder's around the back, and there's a clever little dumb waiter system into the bar... Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:55:35 GMT+1 Wonko Big Sis - don't panic (in large, friendly letters) I was only referring to our Eric.Come on then FF, where is it?;o) [] Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:52:00 GMT+1 Fearless Fred Didn't you know about the treehouse? I've been using it for *ages* :-) Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:41:53 GMT+1 Big Sister Wonko, are you suggesting that an architect was involved in the Beach? Noooooo! A rope ladder will suffice, thank you! Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:32:40 GMT+1 Wonko Where's your sense of adventure Big Sis? Anyway, I'm sure the architect would have included a stairway. Perhaps a camel power rope and pulley lift system? Failing that I'm sure DIY could knock up a rope ladder...;o) [] Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:30:07 GMT+1 Big Sister Wonko, if we have, it'll be rather inaccessible. Don't know about you, but I don't fancy shinning up the palm trees, do you? Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:11:56 GMT+1 Wonko Up where? Have we got a tree house or something?;o) [] Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:10:35 GMT+1 DI_Wyman Morning Peeps, brunch is up! Wed 29 Jul 2009 09:59:08 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come *snore* Wed 29 Jul 2009 09:56:44 GMT+1 Wonko I am totally knackered this morning, I'm so tired I've lost fine motor control and couldn't walk in a straight line on my way to the tube station. Think it must be all those guiseppes I scoffed last night.Is there any coffee going?|oP [] Wed 29 Jul 2009 08:55:39 GMT+1 Stewart_M Dont you crawl sometime Diy? Tue 28 Jul 2009 20:43:15 GMT+1 DI_Wyman Oh BTW, breast stroke for me, every time! Tue 28 Jul 2009 20:31:07 GMT+1 DI_Wyman ThinkerRetired (216), hear hear. Last week i asked the nice young lady lifeguard at the Victory Pool in North Walsham if she could possibly "fence off" a lane so that we could cruise our lengths in relative peace and quiet without all the intrusions by the local oiks and hoi polloi. She did too, bless her! Tue 28 Jul 2009 20:29:49 GMT+1 U14056677 Oh, for the Beach now the hols are here!Cos the swimming pool is a 'mare with trillions of kids swamping the 'Geriatric Swimmmers' slots.But it's made me change my mind about something - back stroking in the pool (pause of lewd remarks (:-))Still pausing.'Cos the Geriatric contingent was reduced from 20 or so to 4 today.Three of us, old geezers, fair game for recurrent 'accidental' collisions with inflatables and rafts, and the occasional whack from a learn-to-swim solid foam flexitube, struggled to swim even one of our customary 20 lengths.Then SHE arrived. In tight grey curls. She went straight into back stroke.She scythed a path through the shoals of kiddiwinks.We followed in her wake, length after length. They wouldn't get in her way. She reminded them too much of great grandma and her fearsome flailing looked to them like the manic tentacles of some deep sea creature .So let's hear it for the backstrokers, when you can hide behind their skirts in the foam and spray of their trail.Even so, North South East or WestThe Beach on the PM blog is best. Tue 28 Jul 2009 19:57:52 GMT+1 DI_Wyman All this chit chat about food is making me hungry!Anyone up for a frank zappa with a side order of brenda slice?*go easy on the harlech mushrooms though* Tue 28 Jul 2009 19:15:37 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Whos been messing with Gary's Baldies?Oooh er, missus ;-) Tue 28 Jul 2009 18:44:30 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Just had a double cheese bernard and french francois for dinner. Yum.Any of those fudge noras left since you ate all the chocolate jeffries? Tue 28 Jul 2009 18:34:05 GMT+1 Stewart_M Don't call Gary a Baldy! Tue 28 Jul 2009 18:29:55 GMT+1 Big Sister 209: Don't you mean a secret stash of Giuseppes, Wonko? Tue 28 Jul 2009 18:27:26 GMT+1 Trevor Mansell A secret stash of Garibaldi's what?? Tue 28 Jul 2009 17:26:57 GMT+1 Wonko It's alright DIY, I've got a secret stash of garibaldis.;o) [] Tue 28 Jul 2009 16:34:30 GMT+1 DI_Wyman Who ate ALL the chocolate jeffries, you do realise there won't be any for tomorrow so we will have to go back to the lemon wogans.:-D Tue 28 Jul 2009 16:29:04 GMT+1 Wonko Corinthians? That's a football team!;o) [] Tue 28 Jul 2009 16:16:05 GMT+1 Big Sister That a pauling? That's a Letter to the Corinthians! Tue 28 Jul 2009 16:01:20 GMT+1 Stewart_M Slice of Linus? That a pauling Tue 28 Jul 2009 15:59:58 GMT+1 Wonko Mansaylo - thanks for Gin & Thomas, just what I need. Any chance I could have a slice of Linus in mine, rather than Lemming?;o) [] Tue 28 Jul 2009 15:41:56 GMT+1 Big Sister Meanwhile I've just made a pot of finest Sam, and there's filtered coffee made with the finest Bens for those who don't like tea. Tue 28 Jul 2009 15:40:52 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come I've got a Lemon Matthew if anyone wants a slice. Tue 28 Jul 2009 15:35:25 GMT+1 Big Sister My contribution to the tea feast is a plate of fudge noras. Tue 28 Jul 2009 15:05:58 GMT+1 Trevor Mansell I'll play your silly games - Gin & Thomases all round. Ice and a slice of Lemming? Tue 28 Jul 2009 14:59:05 GMT+1 Wonko DIY - chocolate jeffries! My favourite, how did you know?;o) [] Tue 28 Jul 2009 14:34:08 GMT+1 DI_Wyman Seein' as it is T at three time i have left a plate of chocolate jeffrys for mid afternoon nibbles.:-P Tue 28 Jul 2009 14:18:39 GMT+1 Wonko Ah, whose bowl of susan is this? Do you mind if I have some (picking out the tomatoes)?Having been in a relatively perky mood this morning normal service has been resumed after a shed load of work was dumped on me just before lunch. Oh well, serves me right for making myself useful I suppose.;o) [] Tue 28 Jul 2009 13:19:25 GMT+1 DI_Wyman *realises what all this gerald stuff is about*Of course when I said enormous bowl of salad I actually meant enormous bowl of susan! Tue 28 Jul 2009 11:59:44 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come DIY - ta very much, just what I need - something light after all those garalds earlier.Just a quick pop in for a snack this luncheon. Rushed off my (preverbial) feet today.Catch you all later. Tue 28 Jul 2009 11:23:56 GMT+1 DI_Wyman And as the echoes from the noon day gun fade away our thoughts turn to lunch!There is an enormous bowl of salad at NC's, help yourselves! Tue 28 Jul 2009 11:09:20 GMT+1 David_McNickle SM, Fifi, Tokyo, made by Brew Dog. Tue 28 Jul 2009 09:28:04 GMT+1 Wonko One sausage gerald for TWIC coming up...;o) [] Tue 28 Jul 2009 09:08:10 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Or maybe even a "field" day.Anyway can I have another sausage gerald please?I promise to be good ;-) Tue 28 Jul 2009 08:37:22 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Crikey - the mods are having a fielde day with me! Tue 28 Jul 2009 08:33:21 GMT+1 Wonko Morning! Feeling better today, less stressed, more relaxed. Never mind I'm sure it's just a temporary situation! ;o)I'd love a gerald please Fifi if there are any left. I rather fancy a sausage gerald please, if that's not too much trouble.Tea anyone?TWIC - I never put fish in a barrel, people seem to have this over whelming urge to shoot them...;o) [] Tue 28 Jul 2009 08:16:32 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come This post has been Removed Tue 28 Jul 2009 07:33:53 GMT+1 Stewart_M Fifi. This is a real ale. Company name escapes me at this time of the morning. Tue 28 Jul 2009 07:12:52 GMT+1 Fifi A fine sunny morning and I am awake unfeasibly early. Obviously over-excited about a) buying tablecloths b) ceilidh band practice c) blagging a bed for the night in Durham on Saturday!Gerald, anyone? Tue 28 Jul 2009 06:19:56 GMT+1 Fifi Wrath (182) : Message passed on. Clever lad isn't he!Stewart (183) : I'm not convinced about Scottish beers, other than real ales. You may have that one all to yourself, hon! Mon 27 Jul 2009 19:48:52 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Stewart M - 18.5% I'm up for some of that ;-) Mon 27 Jul 2009 19:22:28 GMT+1 Stewart_M Talking of pints I have placed an order for that Scottish 18 percent beer mentioned on the 6 o'clock news. I will share a bottle Mon 27 Jul 2009 18:57:22 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Re: the bacon Geralds debate,I've said it once and I'll say it again - maple cured extra thick rashers on malt bread(toasted) with a choice of sauces all brown) yum:-)David, I have a friend who calls them that and now I've been modded first time ever. Drat!Wonko/David Fish in a kettle doesn't sound good. What about a barrel?Feefs - tell miffth he's a flippin' genius. 'puter is fixed and raring to go.Give him a big Muchas Gracias from me if you would and tell him I owe him a pint :-) Mon 27 Jul 2009 18:48:50 GMT+1 Fifi Look out folks, it's started again.Back in 2006 there was a Beach War as to the best recipe for bacon butties. Brown bread/white bread. Toast/bread. Smoked/unsmoked. Mustard/red sauce/brown sauce/butter. Other garnishes. Crusts on or off. Now we're supposed to give a monkey's what anybody CALLS it??It's all just labels, and labels don't matter. They're handy but they're less important than the thing itself. Me, I'm heading for the Tiffin Cupboard. It must be at least twenty past Pimms O'clock by now. Mon 27 Jul 2009 17:19:47 GMT+1 Wonko Plain as in unfussy. Mon 27 Jul 2009 17:06:16 GMT+1