Comments for en-gb 30 Wed 23 Jul 2014 15:19:01 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Gillianian lucien_desgai (364) You'd be restless too, if you had toes like theirs! Fri 20 Nov 2009 18:42:38 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Preston! LOL - how silly of me - and I did it twice! Fri 20 Nov 2009 10:04:51 GMT+1 lucien desgai It's 8 'clock on Friday morning; it's still last week's beach and the camels are looking restless. Fri 20 Nov 2009 07:53:57 GMT+1 U14138029 Lady Sue - I know that we suffer the joint humiliation of living outside Great Britain but let's not add to our inadequacy by confusing dingy and dinghy. Now, mind your head, I'm about to tack. Fri 20 Nov 2009 00:59:49 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Preston, a rubbery dingy thinggy that floats and you can bob about on. From the news tonight it seems most of the British Isles might need them. Oh, that is, if I'm allowed to watch the news on the BBC - Looternite doesn't seem to think I should be able to have anything at all to do with the BBC unless I was born in England (wasn't), live in England (don't) and am a card carrying member of the English population (not). He's had a bit of a go at all of you who live beyond 'England's green and pleasant land' too (I suspect he's forgotten that some of our finest broadcasters are Scottish) but don't worry your pretty little heads - I've given him a bit of a talking to on the PM GB.Did the long lost frogger ever turn up? Anybody there? Is this sprout soup being kept warm for a reason? 'Night Molly, 'Night Preston, 'Night Big Sis, 'Night Fifi, 'Night Gillianian, 'Night Lucien... 'Night froggers one and all.*click* Fri 20 Nov 2009 00:24:24 GMT+1 Big Sister Thanks, everybody. I know Roy would be very pleased to be remembered in this way, and would have enjoyed several drams of the whisky with us. He was a very special person and will be greatly missed by many. Fri 20 Nov 2009 00:16:38 GMT+1 pmmolly Big Sis- sorry to hear that.Lots of sctivity on the beach. I thought it was Friday for a mo. Silly me! We're only up to 300 and something so it can't be..Can I just swing here in purple hammock and watch you all play ?Suppose it's too wintry for a barbecue tomorrow? I'm starving !Now, who is our long lost frogger?Mxx Thu 19 Nov 2009 21:56:35 GMT+1 lucien desgai 357 GillianianI meant that I saw someone dipping her toe in the water, perhaps before venturing out for a paddle. What on earth did you google? Thu 19 Nov 2009 21:32:26 GMT+1 Gillianian lucien_desgai (357)*splutter!* I think you're skating on thin ice, young man! (And yet again I have google to thank for furthering my education!) Thu 19 Nov 2009 20:57:24 GMT+1 lucien desgai 356 GillianianSo sorry, it must have been the toes. Thu 19 Nov 2009 20:17:06 GMT+1 Gillianian lucien_desgai (351) How very dare you - the lady in question is elegant - some would even say glamorous - and the only creature with a hump is me, now ;o) Thu 19 Nov 2009 20:01:38 GMT+1 Fifi * raises virtual glass to Big Sister's friend *Here's to him, and here's to you too.* waves to nobody in particular *Woo-hoo! Long-lost friend, we're over here! Pull up a reindeer and make yourself comfy.;o) Thu 19 Nov 2009 20:01:06 GMT+1 lucien desgai 352 FO;o) Thu 19 Nov 2009 19:56:45 GMT+1 needsanewnickname But more importantly, Big Sis, {{{{frugs}}}} and courage to you. It is very painful to lose a friend, I know. You're doing the right thing, having a send-off they'd smile at. Thu 19 Nov 2009 19:41:10 GMT+1 needsanewnickname As long as it's not a lucien disguise... Thu 19 Nov 2009 19:39:16 GMT+1 lucien desgai Watch out, Gillianian, it may be a camel in disguise. Thu 19 Nov 2009 18:23:01 GMT+1 Gillianian Big Sister, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news xxDave (349) - I like a bit of mustard in mine!Now, Foggers.....have your glasses ready.....a long-lost friend has been spotted popping her head above the dunes. If we sit very still, and be very very quiet we may tempt her down to have a paddle. I think the smell of whisky may help....! Thu 19 Nov 2009 18:05:51 GMT+1 davmcn A sprig of parsley would finish it off nicely. Flat or curly will do. Thu 19 Nov 2009 17:47:29 GMT+1 davmcn But not cinnamon... Thu 19 Nov 2009 17:41:40 GMT+1 davmcn PS I'm not suggesting a pinch of nut from a woman named Meg. I put nutmeg on cauliflower and cheese. Cauliflower cheese for you grammatically challenged GBers. Like being 'in hospital' instead of being 'in the hospital'. After all, there is a war on, and words are being rationed. Plant a Victory Garden and grow a few. Thu 19 Nov 2009 17:35:58 GMT+1 jonnie Sorry to hear the sad news BigSis Frugs (((((0))))) Thu 19 Nov 2009 17:35:51 GMT+1 davmcn And a pinch of nutmeg... Thu 19 Nov 2009 17:29:28 GMT+1 davmcn Maybe thyme... Thu 19 Nov 2009 16:58:56 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Wheeeeeee!;-) Thu 19 Nov 2009 16:55:18 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Before the deluge Thu 19 Nov 2009 16:38:40 GMT+1 Fifi It's just windy here. I will be doing my bit for Children in Need tonight - switching off the telly and going out to play some music in a pub in deepest Englandshire, to raise money.First time we did this, the event was hijacked by a drunken (English) highland bagpiper and his inebrieated cronies who staggered into the pub halfway through the evening and deliberately drowned out the music.Only by singing all 7 verses of the Seven Drunken Nights (not for nothing are Saturday and Sunday omitted from official recordings!), followed by that ultimate folk cliche the Wild Rover, did our host get them 'on side' with the rest of the gathering instead of competing.Happy days! Thu 19 Nov 2009 16:21:59 GMT+1 U14138029 Sue - a dingy what? Thu 19 Nov 2009 16:20:40 GMT+1 davmcn Possibly a bay leaf... Thu 19 Nov 2009 16:20:19 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Lord N: take a dingy. Thu 19 Nov 2009 16:12:31 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Just back from a wee tour around much-flooded roads...and we're told more's coming! Whooooooopppppeeeeeee! I'll tour tomorrow in wellies with camera. Thu 19 Nov 2009 16:01:28 GMT+1 Lord Nathan As I remember it, Hebden Bridge is a rather narrow bit with a big drainage above it.... Thu 19 Nov 2009 14:10:35 GMT+1 Anne P Big Sis - I'll have a dram with you in memoriam.Hope all those who are flooded are still afloat. Son was marooned in Hebden Bridge yesterday with all road and rail connections cut, haven't yet heard update today. Thu 19 Nov 2009 13:44:09 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Right here it's misty with blustery blowin drizzle, and there's standing water in the backyard (not usual,but not unique), but unless I slept through it, we've not (yet) gotten the promised millimeters.....I shall venture over to the Taliesin pondworks with camera to see if the more upland bits have had more...just got email notice of a talk on carbon and climate change which has been postponed due to bad weather..."Hi, SORRY butWe're postponing tonight's talk on climate change and energy due to BAD WEATHER.The River Ken is still rising, the Ken Bridge hotel is filling sand-bags; they have been warned by the hydro-scheme people upstream to prepare for flooding. (The kitchen gets flooded first, then the lights go out)The roads are still passable, but there'll be flooding by dark, and driving conditions will be difficult (Met Office severe weather warning)";-) Thu 19 Nov 2009 13:42:09 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Preston@289: thank you and to subsequent froggers. I now know more about groynes than I ever cared to. Lord N: we are having terrible floods here. Think I'll just go knock up an ark. Big Sis: sorry for your trouble. (Lord N says it all in 331.) Thoughts with you. x Thu 19 Nov 2009 13:34:11 GMT+1 gossipmistress Big Sis, sorry about your friendxSprouty - are you still away? Hope you are feeling better?x Thu 19 Nov 2009 13:30:46 GMT+1 Lord Nathan To Absent Friends!Slainte!Here's tae us!Whae's like us?Gai few, an' they're a' deed! Thu 19 Nov 2009 12:37:39 GMT+1 Fifi Big Sister (329) - sorry to hear that.I will provide a litre of excellent Rioja, for those upon whom - like myself - a decent whisky would be a terrible waste. (((frugs))) from Fifi x Thu 19 Nov 2009 12:29:11 GMT+1 Big Sister Sorry to bring a sombre note to the Beach, but I'm putting a huge bottle of single malt on the Bar in memory of a dear friend who died earlier this morning. Do have a dram - it's how he'd have wanted it. Thu 19 Nov 2009 12:14:59 GMT+1 Lord Nathan The storm here is more bluster than the true storm we were promised. Still better to be under canvas than out in it... Thu 19 Nov 2009 11:30:37 GMT+1 jonnie Mmm - thanks Anne.I wouldn't normally have a moan as you know - but a little teeny weeny reminder that cups won't wash themselves.....and gossipmistress #318 - What can I say ;-) Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:39:06 GMT+1 davmcn I prefer salicorn... Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:07:03 GMT+1 lucien desgai 324 APThat's not a storm ... it's the camels spitting in the wind. Thu 19 Nov 2009 09:38:52 GMT+1 Anne P Morning all, do hope everyone is well sheltered from the storm. Have put a large pot of fresh coffee on the bar and the kettle is boiling for tea. Thu 19 Nov 2009 09:35:17 GMT+1 Fifi (320) - That was not written by Al. Just quoted by him. And I love it. Thu 19 Nov 2009 00:35:35 GMT+1 Fifi Lord N (321) - the frogger formerly known as chluke has just informed me of the same thing.Still - a great haiku! ;o) Wed 18 Nov 2009 23:57:50 GMT+1 Lord Nathan That's not his. I believe it's from the new EU president Wed 18 Nov 2009 23:27:17 GMT+1 Fifi Just have to share this with you - my pal Alan's heartfelt haiku:Hair blows in the wind After years there is still wind Sadly, no more hair! Wed 18 Nov 2009 23:11:41 GMT+1 annasee GM! Really! (Anyway, Jonnie's large groynes are nothing special - I mean we've all seen them, & some people even took photos...) Wed 18 Nov 2009 23:09:59 GMT+1 gossipmistress Jonnie (308) I remember your large groynes! Wed 18 Nov 2009 22:51:37 GMT+1 Fifi There's nothing to watch on the telly tonight. You'd be better off here! Wed 18 Nov 2009 21:40:33 GMT+1 Fifi Jonnie - I tried my old fallback mail2web to retrieve my emails and even THAT couldn't get past BT having suspended the email account. Oh well, all sorted out now. Just Billing to fix tomorrow, then I will send the final email to my new best-friend at BT, the lovely Norn Irish chappy Jon.Found him via the twittering place and he's magic! Wed 18 Nov 2009 20:10:26 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Oh, samphire. I wish it were. Yum, yum! Wed 18 Nov 2009 18:05:54 GMT+1 jonnie Oh sorry Fifi - It looks as if it's all been eaten. Is that some Samphire in the bottom of the pot Frances? or perhaps Dill? Wed 18 Nov 2009 17:57:06 GMT+1 needsanewnickname :o) Wed 18 Nov 2009 17:48:04 GMT+1 jonnie Fifi, create a googlemail account (free) then get it to automatically import the emails from the BT account. It's helped me out before when the server has gone down from our provider.Glad you are now sorted and do have the remains of France's Leek, potato, carrot and swede soup.... Mmmm Delicious Wed 18 Nov 2009 17:39:08 GMT+1 Fifi The beach scenes were shot at Morar, I do remember that. Wed 18 Nov 2009 17:30:08 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Aha! Pennan on PM!I wonder... does anyone remember the place they shot the interiors - Lochailort? Wed 18 Nov 2009 17:27:36 GMT+1 Fifi Hurray, the lovely BT engineer from Norn Iron has fixed my email at last. The final joke (and we both laughed out loud) came when he took my email-upgrade payment over the phone, then discovered I could not have my own email address back because 'it is already in use'. Damn right, it's in use by ME!He assured me a colleague would be able to 'release it for my use' ... at which point the mental image of a BT man deploying a crowbar sprang to mind! Much giggling on both ends of the phone... oh please, may I adopt him? We are such good friends now.There merely remains the small matter of 367 emails since October 23 to sort out. Guess that's what I will be doing while SO is ringing bells tonight. Wed 18 Nov 2009 17:26:35 GMT+1 jonnie There are some huge groynes on our beach and great to sit on. The spacing is important as if the gap is too big they attract sediment. Carolyn sounds on form tonight. Wed 18 Nov 2009 17:19:21 GMT+1 davmcn FO 294, What herbs/spices do you put in that soup? Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:56:02 GMT+1 davmcn Twig soup is nice. See Little Lulu for recipe. Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:54:17 GMT+1 needsanewnickname But groynes won't save Pennan: Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:52:44 GMT+1 davmcn A groyne in the groin can be quite painful. Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:52:01 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Furthermore:Usually impermeable groynes are non-submerged, since flow over the top of solid groynes may cause severe erosion along the shanks.A submerged (American) groyne: Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:40:07 GMT+1 needsanewnickname But be warned:Groynes that are too long or too high tend to accelerate downdrift erosion because they trap too much sediment. Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:36:38 GMT+1 needsanewnickname The fount of all dubious knowledge adds:Groynes are common and require little maintenance... Groynes, however, may cause a shoreline to be perceived as unnatural and ugly.Keep your speedos on, chaps! Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:34:27 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Really, Preston? Do tell... Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:31:21 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come Who you gonna call... Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:07:35 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Spooks tonight? Wed 18 Nov 2009 16:00:29 GMT+1 U14138029 Frances O (295) - And it's not unknown for them to be covered in crabs. Wed 18 Nov 2009 15:43:01 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Does a groyne field exhibit electromagnectic anomalies? Wed 18 Nov 2009 15:32:48 GMT+1 needsanewnickname All of a groyne may be under water, in which case it is a submerged groyne. The areas between groups of groynes are groyne fields.... so says w1k1p3d1@ Wed 18 Nov 2009 15:23:06 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Leek, potato, carrot and swede soup - I made too much. It's not bad (modesty forbids more, but friend liked it) so there's plenty to last the afternoon if Lady Sue's runs out.I do like soup.And what a coincidence - friend built groynes many years ago.PS: Thanks, Sue ;o) Wed 18 Nov 2009 15:21:03 GMT+1 needsanewnickname No, not Polish, the mods don't allow furrin langwidges. Wed 18 Nov 2009 15:16:28 GMT+1 U14138029 (291) - Polish the phone. Wed 18 Nov 2009 15:00:16 GMT+1 Fifi Still waiting. What can I do that is readily interrupted if the phone rings? Wed 18 Nov 2009 14:24:55 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd Lettuce is a kind of daisy. Both belong to the same botanical family as thistles, dandelions, chicory and nipplewort. Please don't eat the daisies. JEAN KERR Warn the camels, petunia soup is for the birds. Wed 18 Nov 2009 14:17:38 GMT+1 U14138029 Lady Sue - From ''Groyne: A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, long shore drift etc.; a breakwaterEtymology: From groign from late Latin grunium, grunia, from medieval Latin grunnium "snout", from Latin grunnire "grunt like a pig". Wed 18 Nov 2009 14:13:31 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Is it safe? That soup smells delicious. Wed 18 Nov 2009 14:10:03 GMT+1 Fifi Thanks for the soup Sue. Yum!Just waiting for the engineer to ring me with a magic fix for my broken email ... and not holding my breath either. Wed 18 Nov 2009 14:06:29 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Oh Fifi! Well done and welcome back. Just in time for some soup. *Bring back Recent Comments.* Wed 18 Nov 2009 13:54:08 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Gillianian, that's terribly good of you. I'll give you a hand. I'm just a little bemused that, not only are we able to slip-slide from beach to beach but now we have clever puns on French sayings (nicely slipped passed the Mods, Frances) and adopted ancient speech. I note that the definition of 'groynes' (yes I had to look it up) is "strong, low sea wall," 1582, from obsolete groin "pig's snout" (because it was thought to look like one). Whether the pig's snout is like a groin or a low sea wall is unclear. Forsooth, a mug of broth from the cauldron seems timely. Wed 18 Nov 2009 13:52:47 GMT+1 Fifi O cripes I've been paddling on the old beach. (Thanks Preston for the wormhole back to here!) How embarrassing ... but I just click on the top 'Beach' link on the list and assume it's current.Repeat after me:* Bring back Recent Comments! * Wed 18 Nov 2009 13:43:23 GMT+1 Gillianian I'm only here to keep this Beach from drifting into the ocean. I've brought my spade but I'm having trouble with the groynes. I'll be grateful for any advice you can give me. Wed 18 Nov 2009 13:41:19 GMT+1 needsanewnickname This is The Beach. For this week.[Collapses into hammock, exhausted] Wed 18 Nov 2009 13:23:13 GMT+1 gossipmistress Oh Blimey it's confusing with all these beaches to choose from! Wed 18 Nov 2009 13:19:51 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Too many beaches. An embarras de[s] beaches. Wed 18 Nov 2009 12:56:43 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Eddie writes, The beach is a state of mind, ... jumped on by small children of all ages..."";-) Wed 18 Nov 2009 12:47:38 GMT+1 Lord Nathan -itty Bump! Wed 18 Nov 2009 12:09:53 GMT+1 Anne P Beach confusion - I blame it on the wormholes. Wed 18 Nov 2009 12:07:04 GMT+1 Lady_Sue ***Bump!***Whew! Any of those crumpets left Anne? Wed 18 Nov 2009 12:02:19 GMT+1 Lady_Sue jonnie, I didn't doubt you for a minute! Would love a very-flash-sounding coffee, thank you.I'm just off to ebay to buy a hadron collider - never know when it might come in handy. Wed 18 Nov 2009 11:52:44 GMT+1 U14138029 That's better. Wed 18 Nov 2009 11:46:10 GMT+1 jonnie Lady Sue - I really was on the phone earlier when that little facebooky message came through, Now, there may be a slight wait but I've just turned on the spanking new Rancilio cappucino machine so will churn some out. These aren't caffè latte's so your waistline shouldn't expand too much ;-)I can assure David that they will all be prepared in a snot free zone. Wed 18 Nov 2009 11:17:16 GMT+1 davmcn SM 271, As the old song goes:Everybody's doing it, doing it, doing itPicking their nose and chewing it, chewing it.They may think it's candy,But it's snot. Wed 18 Nov 2009 11:07:14 GMT+1 Stewart_M Quote of the Day so far has to be Arabelle Wier on Today."Kids are supposed to eat something Green every day and its not to be Snot!" Wed 18 Nov 2009 09:43:29 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Feels like I'm playing 'tag' with you Frances! I'm also travelling backwards and forwards through Lord N's wormholes (how does he do that?). He has the power to send us all over the blog - spooky. Wish he could 'BBRC'. Think one of Oscar's best and one I live by was:"The only way to waste money is to save it". Sid, are there two multi purpose detectors? Is that the same thing as two hadron colliders? LOL, I just g@ggled it and got this message 'on the side' : "Hadron Collider for less on eBayWhatever you want, wherever you are" Wed 18 Nov 2009 06:33:07 GMT+1 Lord Nathan Found it! Wed 18 Nov 2009 02:36:06 GMT+1 Sid ... and please don't start up the hadron collider at this hour, folks ... some of us have busy days tomorrow.(Just as a matter of interest - why would you want two multi-purpose detectors? A bit like having two hold-alls, I'd have thought.) Tue 17 Nov 2009 23:01:40 GMT+1 Sid Ah yes, the naughty verandah - isn't it fabulous? ... complete, now, with its own bar and jacuzzi ... I'm permanently parked here ... with all my friends ... Tue 17 Nov 2009 22:57:22 GMT+1