Comments for en-gb 30 Fri 26 Dec 2014 06:42:05 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Big Sister Quick, Val, if you hold onto my tail very hard, I'll fly you and the coffee pot over to the new Beach ................... Fri 11 Sep 2009 10:26:44 GMT+1 ValeryP When you've finished round there Feefs, could you pop up to mine and do my window boxes and pots? Ta, ever so.Cawfee anyone? Fri 11 Sep 2009 10:14:20 GMT+1 Fifi Still on the old beach, eh? If it's sticking around till Eddie gets back, maybe I'll plant a few late flowering pansies and some herbs round the back of the NC Bar. Fri 11 Sep 2009 10:02:06 GMT+1 Big Sister Anne: We can have a ski slope here, if you like. In Andalucia, the ski slopes and the beaches are pretty close to each other (though, admittedly, you do have to climb the mountains to get from the beach to the snow). We did this once, in June, driving from the coast over the Alpujarra on a narrow road which had a warning sign at the bottom of snow ahead. Pooh pooh! said we, and drove forward. All was well until we were within a few hundred metres of the ridge, when, turning a corner, we were confronted by a solid wall of snow, about two storey's high. Unforgettable! Fri 11 Sep 2009 08:52:33 GMT+1 Anne P. Morning all, risking setting foot on a beach that may be swept clean at any moment led me to ponder whether the reason we have a beach is because we are an island nation. Were we from some Saharan state would we have invented a ski slope? Fri 11 Sep 2009 08:35:02 GMT+1 ValeryP Exactly Moll, just what I was thinking - those fine fetlocks should be gracing this beach. Tis a shame they're not galloping freely and frolicking in the waves ;-) Thu 10 Sep 2009 16:17:41 GMT+1 pmmolly Val P-Really!! I do think that's enough! Especially as he's not here to speak up for himself..Hmmm! Of course, he could gird up his fetlocks....mxx Thu 10 Sep 2009 16:15:04 GMT+1 ValeryP Of course he'd have to take the bit between his teeth and..... Thu 10 Sep 2009 15:18:39 GMT+1 ValeryP Or in his nosebag? Thu 10 Sep 2009 15:17:57 GMT+1 ValeryP Or under his saddle? Thu 10 Sep 2009 15:17:26 GMT+1 ValeryP fjd - Sam chose us by lurching across and sitting on SO's foot :-) Irresistible. Nearly every day for the past 5 years he has looked at Sam and said "why did we wait so long before we had a dog?"I grit my teeth and don't say "Because you didn't want one...."Ffred - How about suing them for working days lost due to the bad back you've got from having to sleep on the sofa? I shan't make any inflatable jokes, but I bet if the Horse were here, he'd have a few good ones tucked up his sleeve? Thu 10 Sep 2009 15:16:35 GMT+1 gossipmistress FF (140) mattress of course, why, do you have other inflatable items? Thu 10 Sep 2009 15:12:18 GMT+1 Stewart_M You can make inflatable speedos but we would need sprout man to help. :-) Thu 10 Sep 2009 14:21:01 GMT+1 Fearless Fred GM(133) A spare inflatable what?Thanks, Molly. Still irate at the waste of my time, but at least the end is in sight.... Thu 10 Sep 2009 13:23:40 GMT+1 pmmolly gossipmistress (133)Why should FF have a spare inflatable?One is enough , I'd have thought.FF- I've been following your saga elsewhere..Hope you are feeling happier now.mxx Thu 10 Sep 2009 12:23:28 GMT+1 lucien desgai 'Bin Dunn' would hardly be original. Thu 10 Sep 2009 10:20:22 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn This post has been Removed Thu 10 Sep 2009 10:15:02 GMT+1 Stewart_M Sunny in West Yorks too. I am staying in doors working :-( Thu 10 Sep 2009 10:02:56 GMT+1 Big Sister Lovely sunny day here in Sussex. A good day for taking a friend in need somewhere nice. Let's hope the sun keeps shining for us! Thu 10 Sep 2009 09:23:35 GMT+1 Big Sister Joe, look back at the Led Bib thread. There's a post for your there which should make it clear ;o) If that clue doesn't work for you, let me know and I'll be more explicit. Thu 10 Sep 2009 08:51:31 GMT+1 gossipmistress Good choice Funny Joe - they're good pets. Sounds like a trusty place to buy him from too - you wouldn't believe the number of (apparently otherwise sensible) people who buy puppies out of the backs of vans in pub car parks!FFred - do you not have a spare inflatable???(!) Thu 10 Sep 2009 07:17:48 GMT+1 Fearless Fred I hope folks don't mind, but I'm claiming the purple hammock after a day stuck at home waiting for a delivery that didn't come, followed by a night of sleeping on the sofa (delivery was a mattress, so I'm currently without a bed). Now in a foul mood.... Thu 10 Sep 2009 06:12:23 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn Big Sis (128/129)Thanks for your kind thoughts. Yes, I'm chuffed too. When I sort my camera, I promise to get a photo up somehow. How is Monty?Sis I have loads of thoughts going round my brain about that name you thought of from another thread. I could quote some silly things but, I don;t think any would be what you had in mind. Give us a clue before I drive myself mad...please. It could be the name I'm looking for. Thu 10 Sep 2009 06:02:51 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn Valery P (127)Thanks for your encouragement. I almost went for a Border X Lakeland. This would have been my choice if I had not found this litter to choose from. When I arrived at the farm yard, there were two grown borders milling around the yard. As soon as they caught eye of me they ran over where, one proceeded to lie on it's back doing the dying the fly at my feet demanding to have her belly tickled. What a greeting! really affectionate. Thu 10 Sep 2009 05:56:51 GMT+1 Big Sister Just spotted something you wrote on another thread, Joe, and I have a suggestion for the name of your little fellow. (See if you can spot it) Wed 09 Sep 2009 22:40:15 GMT+1 Big Sister Joe, that's great news! A small dog is ideal for you in town. Border terriers have great character and it will be lovely to hear how you both get on. Perhaps a photo on the blog? Or, if not, on Flickr?That's so good to hear - I'm really chuffed for you. Let us know what name you pick. Wed 09 Sep 2009 22:32:15 GMT+1 ValeryP OOOh fjd - I wish you joy with your little terrier fellow. My Sam is a Border cross Lakeland Terrier, and he is my best pal in the world :0) Wed 09 Sep 2009 22:12:30 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn Sid (124)Hi Sid, Thanks for the drink. Don't mind if I do. Sorry I disappeared for a bit. Little matter of an England Game to watch.The little fella in question is one of a litter of Nine. I made my first visit to the farm where the lady breeds dogs as part of her role.I was impressed by the care, consideration the animals were given. I viewed the litter which all looked the same to me and was asked to pick a first and second choice pup. (Single transferable vote - so to speak).I had to go through a talk by the farmer's wife which she is obliged to do by the kennel club. I had to pick a name from a list that is registered with the kennel club but will never be used again by me. I will give him a proper name. They could barely walk on my first visit but I hope to visit again in the next couple of weeks when he should have a bit more character about him. I get to take him home for good at the end of Sept. I came home with material to read about how to rear my little companion. This will be the first time I've had a dog of my own. Chin chin Sid...Thanks for the drink. Wed 09 Sep 2009 20:49:15 GMT+1 Little Red freshly made choc truffles on the bar, and can i interest anyone in a cocktail - might i suggest white russion which works well with the creamy chocs. Wed 09 Sep 2009 20:08:01 GMT+1 Sid fjd - I'm so jealous! Let me buy you a drink at the Nick Clark Bar, and you can tell me all about the little feller ... Wed 09 Sep 2009 18:13:12 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn Big Sis,Thought you might like to know I've got a border terrier on order. Going to see my puppy again in a week or so. Take him home permanently end of Sept. Hes one of a litter that is about four weeks old at present. Wed 09 Sep 2009 16:33:46 GMT+1 Big Sister Try another W, ValP, and join me and Monty for another walk.Sorry about the weather on the Moor. It's lovely here on the Beach ;o) Wed 09 Sep 2009 16:06:04 GMT+1 ValeryP FranO - tee hee, I was going to sit on my hands, honest, since it's you!Sorry I missed the run with Monty the other day Big Sis, I've been on Saddleworth Moor for a couple of days - yes, wet as usual, thanks for asking *sighs*I guess I can't managed 2 of the 3Ws, so I'd better stick to the whimsy... Wed 09 Sep 2009 15:56:08 GMT+1 nikki noodle @118 I must confess I did notice, F_O, but I looked the other wayHow many more do you want?!!!!!n-n Wed 09 Sep 2009 15:06:55 GMT+1 needsanewnickname And 'to' social bonding. Gahhhh. Wed 09 Sep 2009 12:41:31 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Light-heaRted! With an R!!! Just in case anyone noticed me hoisting myself with my own petard.Can I borrow someone else's petard, please? Wed 09 Sep 2009 12:38:51 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Glad to see light-heatted pedantry and friendly picking of nits is still thriving on the Beach.Picking nits and other creepy crawlies out of fellow species members' hair/fur is very important so social bonding, apparently. Alphas get picked from more than others do; conversely they pick on others more.Stewart, I heard rumours that you were an alpha Romeo, but you can never trust the gossip at Nick's, can you. Wed 09 Sep 2009 12:37:11 GMT+1 Stewart_M Looks like we need a Hammock Rota! Wed 09 Sep 2009 10:53:15 GMT+1 Sid That's what I thought, Big Sis ... Wed 09 Sep 2009 08:28:17 GMT+1 Big Sister Sid, it was intended as a compliment. Wed 09 Sep 2009 08:04:20 GMT+1 Sid Thank you - I think ... Wed 09 Sep 2009 07:54:42 GMT+1 Big Sister Sid, I was referring to alpha men, not all men. You are very welcome. Wed 09 Sep 2009 07:45:27 GMT+1 Sid No men? Oh well ... Wed 09 Sep 2009 07:38:24 GMT+1 Big Sister Mmm, lovely quiet beach. No sign of alpha hens or men. I was intrigued to see the new promenade in another bay .... Is this creeping urbanisation, I wonder? First the Regency square, then the Victorian prom .... Will we be seeing a wholescale waterside development next? I hope not. Hammocks are so much fun.Freshly squeezed orange juice on the bar. Wed 09 Sep 2009 06:53:28 GMT+1 Stewart_M Always meagre me. Tue 08 Sep 2009 20:24:08 GMT+1 annasee Molly - I can only judge from what I was reading about hens recently - apparently the hen at the head of the pecking order is termed the "alpha hen". Stewart "AN omega male", surely! Whatever your preferences (and we're very liberal-minded on this blog as you know...) it's important to use correct grammar. Or did you mean to say "I feel like a meagre male"? :-) Tue 08 Sep 2009 19:28:04 GMT+1 lucien desgai 106 SMI'm sure you'll find one if you look hard enough. Tue 08 Sep 2009 18:55:18 GMT+1 Stewart_M I feel like a omega male. Tue 08 Sep 2009 17:38:46 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Molly - the opposite of an Oh! Mega! male?????? Tue 08 Sep 2009 17:20:10 GMT+1 needsanewnickname PoeplesMandate (96) - tiddly-om, pom, pom? Tue 08 Sep 2009 17:19:21 GMT+1 pmmolly p.s. What is an 'alpha' male please?mxx Tue 08 Sep 2009 17:01:05 GMT+1 pmmolly FifiCome and sit behind this rather large 'duney ' thing- you'll be quite safe and can see what's going on. I only pop out when the playground's empty...You won't turn into an alpha male.I haven't....hey! watch my tutu !Now, where's my other boot?Anyone for football?mxx Tue 08 Sep 2009 16:57:51 GMT+1 Sid Don't worry, chaps - any problems identifying a drink, bring it to me and I'll have a go ... Tue 08 Sep 2009 16:55:52 GMT+1 Stewart_M Well fifi this alpha male is nursing a bruised rib or two from body boarding on Saturday. Don't make me laugh. Or cough. Tue 08 Sep 2009 16:19:49 GMT+1 lucien desgai 98 P-ManA booze up is great but you be able to hold it in?There's no going in the sea, the fish don't like it. Tue 08 Sep 2009 16:15:34 GMT+1 LionHeartedLion Commiseration booze up tonite at the Nick Clark bar as the Health Police seek to ban drinks adverts? Tue 08 Sep 2009 16:10:05 GMT+1 lucien desgai Of course you can Anne! Cup your hands and hold them out Tue 08 Sep 2009 16:09:57 GMT+1 LionHeartedLion Rushing (as best I can at my age) in search of the Gents, along the Prom.See two Victorian-loos-looking sets of steps down, one to the left one to the right, 20 yards ahead.Matters really urgent by now.Glance left: LADIES on a Victorian-looking-sign on the Victorian-looking steps railings.Vere right and dash down steps.No wall fittings at all.Just three ladies, doing their hair make up etc.Back up above ground like Orpheus out of the Underworld should have.Both loos LADIES!One Gents only, further on, on the left as it happened.And this in a town liberally endowed with fine public loos!PS I just made it. Tue 08 Sep 2009 16:08:15 GMT+1 Anne P. Ah, candyfloss. Always more exciting in the anticipation than the eating I think. But I could be wrong. May I have some of the pink, please. Tue 08 Sep 2009 15:55:24 GMT+1 lucien desgai Come in and have some candyfloss Fifi! Tue 08 Sep 2009 15:16:08 GMT+1 Fifi (sounding a bit muffled, from behind door)I'm not coming back in if there's any scary modding still going on. Or if those alpha males are still around - I'm terrified of turning into one of them myself! ;o) Tue 08 Sep 2009 14:59:37 GMT+1 Fearless Fred Who's there? Tue 08 Sep 2009 14:57:30 GMT+1 Big Sister Ah well, they've obviously all gone home again. Tue 08 Sep 2009 14:33:21 GMT+1 Big Sister Knock knock Tue 08 Sep 2009 14:29:42 GMT+1 Fearless Fred Who put a door in the Beach?!?!? Tue 08 Sep 2009 14:28:55 GMT+1 Big Sister Fifi, there's only one way to find out .... Tue 08 Sep 2009 14:22:56 GMT+1 Fifi * peeps around door *Is it safe to come back in yet? Tue 08 Sep 2009 13:56:53 GMT+1 Big Sister For those of you who didn't see it two years ago, I believe this may have been David's first visual contribution to the Blog. Tue 08 Sep 2009 12:47:33 GMT+1 Stewart_M My dentist gets upset when I floss with candy. Tue 08 Sep 2009 10:48:07 GMT+1 lucien desgai I think I prefer the McSprouts concept. Tue 08 Sep 2009 10:17:35 GMT+1 Big Sister Now there's a thought, l-d, our very own branch of McNickle's. Suggestions for food Number One:Leek and potato pie.Motto: McNickle's. You know it makes sense. ---------------------------------------------------------David, where are you these days? Tue 08 Sep 2009 10:14:28 GMT+1 lucien desgai for Mr McNickle to open a fast food outlet on the beach...or maybe the SproutGhost could oblige. Tue 08 Sep 2009 09:23:53 GMT+1 Big Sister 80 - More likely to throw them up.Sid, you can have what your heart desires. For me, today, it'll be bacon and tomatoes. That's after taking Monty to Fido's Run. If Val's around, perhaps she'd like to join us ... Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:58:06 GMT+1 lucien desgai BigSis might be able to knock you up some liver and onions. Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:50:56 GMT+1 lucien desgai Candyfloss (with condiments) and spam fritters, that's it. Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:49:23 GMT+1 Sid I'll have a pint of coffee, please, and no candyfloss. No pain au chocolat? Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:42:22 GMT+1 lucien desgai 76 SidThere's coffee and candyfloss (choice of flavours) at the bar. Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:27:49 GMT+1 Sid Any coffee on the go? Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:23:01 GMT+1 lucien desgai 70 GMThere's no need to worry, he has a good five years left in him yet. Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:22:25 GMT+1 lucien desgai *someone Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:05:00 GMT+1 lucien desgai Fine ... all the more for me!Someeone pass the salt and vinegar. Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:04:19 GMT+1 Big Sister I'm not even going to answer that, Lucy. Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:02:41 GMT+1 lucien desgai i got you some savoury candyfloss, BigSissy. Would you like ketchup with it? Tue 08 Sep 2009 07:59:38 GMT+1 gossipmistress Morning all! Coffee anyone? Do hope Mr Mair isn't going to follow Mr Wogan's lead and take a week off then announce he's leaving.... Welcome back Lady Sue! Did you have a lovely time? Tue 08 Sep 2009 07:23:52 GMT+1 Big Sister Lucy: You need a special machine for the stuff .... Oh, and far, far too sweet for me (I'm sweet enough ;o)) Tue 08 Sep 2009 06:26:50 GMT+1 lucien desgai Can anyone please help me with a recipe for candyfloss? Mon 07 Sep 2009 23:04:39 GMT+1 Big Sister Molly and Nikki -Why not? Mon 07 Sep 2009 22:53:51 GMT+1 pmmolly Ah1 Yes! I remember..always someone to lend a helping hand, have a little jig with,give you a recipe or two, describe the delighs of far-flung corners of the beach, parties to dress up for.....Yes, nikki- nood... ''Who knows?''Do you?Mollyxx Mon 07 Sep 2009 22:25:28 GMT+1 LionHeartedLion Jet lag, intermidible car journeys, tubes stuck in tunnels, buses in jams.The phrase I always think of is HDoA.Very ER, CSI, Causalty etc., I know, but it's how I always feel in such circs,Half Dead on Arrival.Only the Beach brings me fully back to life. Mon 07 Sep 2009 15:41:44 GMT+1 nikki noodle Welcome back Lady SueDays of wit, whimsy and wisdom - what fun!! Who knows, mayben-nxx Mon 07 Sep 2009 14:55:27 GMT+1 lucien desgai Did they not feed you in LA, Lady Sue? Mon 07 Sep 2009 14:09:10 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Thank you Big Sister. Come on Fred! No tardis (or lawyer) required - we could, however, do with a Horse. Mon 07 Sep 2009 14:05:58 GMT+1 Fearless Fred BS (60) "Where there's a will, there's a lawyer, sorry, way" :-) What's the plural of Tardis? Tardises? Tardii? Mon 07 Sep 2009 12:14:58 GMT+1 Big Sister Lady Sue: I'm right with you on that! Fearless, no tardises required, just the will to do. ;o) Mon 07 Sep 2009 08:57:50 GMT+1 Fearless Fred Lady_Sue (57) Are you proposing stealing a Tardis? Mon 07 Sep 2009 08:13:02 GMT+1 Little Red i just opened a delicious pot of seville marmalade to go with the angry aunts. and fresh coffee of course. Mon 07 Sep 2009 06:27:13 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Lie in? Frances I'm so jetlagged I don't know if I'm Arthur or Martha. Think a quadlatte and angry aunt just what's required, thankyou.A mission to mount a 'return to the good old days' in wit, whimsy and wisdom in order. What think? Mon 07 Sep 2009 04:11:36 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Yep, those days seem long gone. What with NewBlog and the lack of the fun we had once, I can hardly be faffed to log on, let alone post.But I'm getting old and grumpy and it's past bedtime.I've arranged an early delivery of angry aunts and quadlattes for Monday morning, though, in case peeps are planning a lie-in. Sun 06 Sep 2009 23:52:36 GMT+1 annasee Oh Val - I remember those golden days of the early blog years. The first Sweet Run, the invention of The Beach, Eddie's listing of everyone who walked past the window one morning. The days when he used to write more than "What do YOU think?" with a link, as a blog posting. Sigh. We were all so young and idealistic in those days - it seems like a lifetime ago! I feel quite nostalgic now. So many names have come and gone since then...(now I feel like I'm reminiscing in the day room of the Retirement Home for the Terminally Confused). Sun 06 Sep 2009 23:32:37 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Val and Big Sis: thank you for yours. Val I recall that even when I first started blogging (about 18 months ago) the comments were a "charming mix of wit, whimsy and wisdom". I hope, as you do, that these will return. I rather hope that some old bloggers (Mr. Horse and Mr. Ed were particular favourites) will return. I am so jetlagged I feel like I'm underwater! Time for a moonlight swim. Sun 06 Sep 2009 23:27:14 GMT+1