Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 29 Aug 2014 02:51:13 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=99#comment323 I wish I had a dog. Because I do have a laminator... Fri 15 Jan 2010 13:26:53 GMT+1 Crataegus Monogyna http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=99#comment322 DiY,Just be glad it's not Too hot to fish, too hot for golf, and too cold at home....;-) Fri 15 Jan 2010 01:40:19 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=99#comment321 lay off o' them shoes. Thu 14 Jan 2010 22:05:21 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=98#comment320 yep and the Blue Suede Shoes be pinchin' me toes! Thu 14 Jan 2010 20:03:53 GMT+1 Froggersfroat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=98#comment319 DiYre full debrief/de speedoin'... Does this mean you are 'Lonesome Tonight' @ the 'Heartbreak Hotel' wiv' a 'Wooden' Heart'... expectin' 'His Latest Flame' and a 'Hound Dog' and sprouts...could you confirm that 'You are all shook up' and 'Returnin' to Sender' via the naughty step? Thu 14 Jan 2010 19:46:38 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=98#comment318 * waves from the Naughty Step * Thu 14 Jan 2010 18:49:58 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=97#comment317 314 Valery_Pre I'm so excitedSo am I!Mrs DiY due back at the weekend and I hope she will give me a full debrief and blow by blow account of her trip to the USA.:-p Thu 14 Jan 2010 18:49:11 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=97#comment316 311 SindyI didn't know that you are a fan of the Simpsons!;-) Thu 14 Jan 2010 18:46:40 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=97#comment315 Sindy, do I need one? Are we dancing, or playing mixed doubles (at tennis, of course)? Thu 14 Jan 2010 18:44:26 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=96#comment314 Oh, dear.I'm just about to put the sled away for another 30 years.The last time we had this much snow my friend's son broke his leg on Thawday.He ran at a patch of wet he thought was ice, went into slip-slide mode full tilt and wound up base over apex.Poor fellow still limps slightly.Do you remember on those frosty days of yore, when a teacher would come out at break time and to loud cheeers threow a bucket of water as far as s/he could across the playground?Within minutes it was ice, and at the cost only of a little shoe leather and our dads getting the Isle of Man last out, we would slide till we tumbled or the ice ran out. Or both. Thu 14 Jan 2010 18:44:16 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=96#comment313 Fifi and Horse, what did I start with our pal Myles then?Lady Sue - here, have the very last glass of my sloe gin - tis time for me to get this season's sloes out of the freezer and make some more for next year anyway! I'm so excited, I get to leave the house in a vehicle tonight (as opposed to just walking round and round the countryside with the dog since last Saturday). Keep Fit restarts, and SO has promised to get home in my jeep in time for me to go out locally. I'm going stir crazy, I've almost forgotten how to drive... Thu 14 Jan 2010 18:28:53 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=96#comment312 Frances O - depends. Do you already have a partner? Thu 14 Jan 2010 18:11:56 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=95#comment311 OK, I've goggled Paul Mason and found an economics correspondent, a footballer, and 'the world's heaviest man'.Which one? Thu 14 Jan 2010 18:10:25 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=95#comment310 Blackboard quotes:• I will not yell 'She's dead' during roll call.• I will not surprise the incontinent.• SpongeBob is not a contraceptive.• My butt does not deserve a website.• Fish do not like coffee.• I will not laminate dog doo.• Frankincense is not a monster.• The capital of Montana is not "Hannah".• Silly string is not a nasal spray.• Nobody reads these anymore. Thu 14 Jan 2010 17:32:14 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=95#comment309 Worry not, Lady Sue. A warmer Friday and Saturday are promised down your way, according to the 5 day forecast I've just seen. Thu 14 Jan 2010 16:45:06 GMT+1 Crataegus Monogyna http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=95#comment308 Get your skates on then, Milady Thu 14 Jan 2010 16:40:16 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=94#comment307 Let me pour, Lady Sue - I'll go easy on the T. Thu 14 Jan 2010 16:35:41 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=94#comment306 After pondering the matter(marriage) for another year, I approached the Old-Fellow once more. -Honest fellow! Said I, I'm two years waiting now without a wife and I don't think I'll ever do any good without one. I'm afraid the neighbors are mocking me. Do you think is there any help for the fix I'm in or will I be all alone until the day of my death and everlasting burial? Boy! Said the Old-Fellow. 'Twould be necessary for you to know some girl. If that's the way, I replied, where do you think the best girls are to be got? In the Rosses without a doubt! The Sea-cat entered my mind and I became a little worried. However, there is little use denying the truth and I trusted the Old-fellow. If 'tis that way, said I in a bold voice. I'll go to the Rosses tomorrow to get a woman. Thu 14 Jan 2010 16:35:31 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=94#comment305 Oh dear... it's looking like the lakes are freezing up again.*sob*Too early for a G&T? Thu 14 Jan 2010 16:34:18 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=93#comment304 Doesn't he also subscribe to the theory that farts are caused by people saying 'Did you do that?' Thu 14 Jan 2010 16:10:04 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=93#comment303 According to St Flann O'Brien, the dark at night-time is caused by an accumulation of dirty air during the day.He also has theories on why people in rural areas progressively turn into bicycles. Thu 14 Jan 2010 16:06:36 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=93#comment302 * streaks past *Crackin idea Gromit! Thu 14 Jan 2010 15:41:06 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=92#comment301 DiY I think you should go godivalike, like Lady Sue. Thu 14 Jan 2010 14:38:42 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=92#comment300 ... more like the pool will get sullied. Thu 14 Jan 2010 14:26:53 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=92#comment299 299 SindyThey will get washed when I go swimming next Tuesday evening! Thu 14 Jan 2010 14:22:49 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=91#comment298 Give her a treat, DiY - wash the Speedos! Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:32:43 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=91#comment297 297 Stewart_MActually, not a lot to tidy up after having worn only a pair of Speedos and stayed in the kitchen the whole time! Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:30:45 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=91#comment296 Joe Pasquale must have numerous talents then!And Diy I'll avoid the sprout feast that you are having tonight. Thought the tidy up would start today and continue for most of tomorrow :-) Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:25:01 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=91#comment295 294 TiHThey are the one and the same! Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:16:46 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=90#comment294 BTW, not to be confused with Sprouts and Carrots:-p Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:11:40 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=90#comment293 Never mind Wallace and Mason, I know something much more sinister!Arlene Foster, the new (temporary) First Minister in Northern Ireland is actually Joe Pasquale! Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:10:08 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=90#comment292 291 Stewart_MNope, that's tomorrow night!Tonight is a Sausage-n-Mash with onion gravy, Sprouts and Carrotts sort of night.:-) Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:09:50 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=89#comment291 Google Paul Mason and David Abrahams and watch him on UTube - you might see the likesness ... Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:07:01 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=89#comment290 Having returned from the Naughty step are we all round at DIY's tonight to help him tidy up before Mrs Diy returns? Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:05:34 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=89#comment289 Mmmmm, I see what you mean now! Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:02:38 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=88#comment288 Wot? a cheesy grin?;-) Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:00:30 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=88#comment287 NO, DiY, but he does have a Wallace mouth about him. Thu 14 Jan 2010 12:58:13 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=88#comment286 What? Shock horror!Paul Mason is composed of calcium salts (principally calcium carbonate), petroleum jelly, and long-chain aliphatic acids ,principally stearic acid?i.e Plasticine.:-p Thu 14 Jan 2010 12:37:34 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=87#comment285 Does anyone else see a resemblance between BBC reporter Paul Mason and Wallace? (I do like both, by the way - no insults intended to either party) Thu 14 Jan 2010 11:38:28 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=87#comment284 Crakin' Bikini Gromit!;-) Thu 14 Jan 2010 11:36:02 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=87#comment283 Such thick fog here can't see more than six feet ahead - just as well.*rummaging around behind palm trees, still looking for fig leaves*Oh well, an itty bitty bikini will have to do. Thu 14 Jan 2010 11:00:57 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=87#comment282 282 SindyThe darkness has lifted round my way too, but the forecast for the next 24 hours is changeable. Thu 14 Jan 2010 08:40:48 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=86#comment281 DiY - I had my fingers crossed an hour ago, in case it didn't get light - but as you say, my forecast ws uncannily spot on! I'll brew the coffee. Thu 14 Jan 2010 08:04:30 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=86#comment280 273 SindyYour weather forecaster was spot on, uncanny!Anyhoo, tea's made!Off for a quick dip then back to RL and work!:-) Thu 14 Jan 2010 07:29:47 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=86#comment279 I'm off to the good hammock, it's sleepy time. Night, all! Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:49:34 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=85#comment278 Somebody, and I'm not sure who, should head to the naughty step. Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:33:53 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=85#comment277 LS Phwoar! That me warmed uo :-) Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:19:31 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=85#comment276 Stewart, will do reverse especially for you! Narnook to Godiva: *shazaaaam*Now where did I put those fig leaves... Wed 13 Jan 2010 22:14:44 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=84#comment275 Lady Sue, on the beach we would prefer how long it takes to return to your normal Godiva like state ;-) Wed 13 Jan 2010 21:18:03 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=84#comment274 Thanks for your support, warm water and warm wishes everyone - plus all the yummy food and drinks. Dropping with exhaust-fumes, oops, no... exhaustion. Perhaps Eddie and co should supply us with an igloo instead of a beach, this Friday? What think? Oh, perhaps not. It's so lovely to be somewhere warm. Do you know I have perfected transformation from Lady Godiva to Narnook of the North down to ten seconds flat? Wed 13 Jan 2010 20:23:06 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=84#comment273 Oh, no! But that never happens at night usually. Do you think we'll need some form of lighting if we venture out of doors? Wed 13 Jan 2010 20:10:41 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=83#comment272 Weather forecast says it's going to be dark tonight ... visibility poor, getting light towards dawn. Wed 13 Jan 2010 19:01:44 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=83#comment271 !!! Wed 13 Jan 2010 18:32:03 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=83#comment270 I've just melted the snow off my patio by breathing on it!;oD Wed 13 Jan 2010 18:17:23 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=83#comment269 So, DiY, what are you cooking for us on Friday?I'll bring - now let me see - what with the weather and the mention of marshmallows, what else but snowballs! Wed 13 Jan 2010 18:00:59 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=82#comment268 As long as your vision is 20x20? Wed 13 Jan 2010 17:59:00 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=82#comment267 Is it safe to use 40WD on the beach - or do I mean WD40? Wed 13 Jan 2010 15:27:10 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=82#comment266 Mr Wrath - duly noted. Wed 13 Jan 2010 15:03:13 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=81#comment265 Is it safe to use 2WD vehicles on the Beach? Wed 13 Jan 2010 14:28:29 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=81#comment264 Extremely garlicky chicken kiev and oven chips for lunch at Fifi's Place. It looks soooo cold out there, now the snow is falling once more! Shiraz levels have fallen dangerously low, so an afternoon sortie may be indicated - brrrrrr.Thank goodness for the Beach, where it's always balmy, and always Pimms o'clock. Make mine a large one please! (which, after kiev & chips, it's bound to be...) Wed 13 Jan 2010 12:55:00 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=81#comment263 ValP I like those chocolate buns with marshmallows. Just choc and mallow really, but I love 'em ;-) Wed 13 Jan 2010 11:44:09 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=80#comment262 Lady Sue - take the ferry over the water to the mainland - a warm spare room awaits! Wed 13 Jan 2010 11:42:49 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=80#comment261 261 Stewart_MMrs DiY & the Blogg are about as alien to each other as an ice cube and a red hot poker!:-) Wed 13 Jan 2010 11:29:08 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=80#comment260 DIY, I am sure Mrs DIY will have been monitoring the Blog to make sure you have been a good boy! Wed 13 Jan 2010 11:20:24 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=79#comment259 Looks like my 241 was only the teensiest bit premature. Wed 13 Jan 2010 10:57:25 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=79#comment258 Party? Count me in please. I'll bring chocolate krispies, my favourite party food. What's your fave Mr Wrath? Wed 13 Jan 2010 10:54:49 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=79#comment257 fingers X'd:-p Wed 13 Jan 2010 10:46:10 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=79#comment256 Diy, the flight may be delayed ;-) Wed 13 Jan 2010 10:29:15 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=78#comment255 Friday....my last day of 'freedom' before the SO returns from Las Vegas.:-( Wed 13 Jan 2010 10:09:32 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=78#comment254 It's a secret, Fifi - don't tell anybody! Wed 13 Jan 2010 09:53:20 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=78#comment253 Welcome back Wrath! ...and what's this about a party? Or wasn't I invited?;o) Wed 13 Jan 2010 09:52:19 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=77#comment252 What a coincidence, Friday happens to be the 10th successive anniversary of my being 21. 10 years in a row, that's staying power ;-p Wed 13 Jan 2010 09:28:24 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=77#comment251 Just in time Wrath - there's a party on Friday. Wed 13 Jan 2010 09:03:31 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=77#comment250 "Gerlad - spanish for Gerald, a British snack/ meal invented by Lord Gerald of Sandwich" Wed 13 Jan 2010 08:50:54 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=76#comment249 *PS cheers for the Gerlad DiY, mucho appreciado muchacho* Wed 13 Jan 2010 08:49:42 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=76#comment248 I'm BACK!!! Wed 13 Jan 2010 08:48:45 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=76#comment247 Morning all!Running a bit late today but there is a platter of bacon geralds at NC's to keep us going 'till elevenses!Lady_Sue there is a bottle of hot water in the post to you! Wed 13 Jan 2010 07:50:03 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=75#comment246 Val P 245That's what I told herm sort of, at the heavenly other. Sensible....lucien- no! you do not! as far as I assume......sorry for tripping everyone up- slippery ice , you know.mxx Tue 12 Jan 2010 21:31:13 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=75#comment245 I'm just back from my evening outing ... safe and sound. Took the A1/long way round and avoided the remaining snow and ice. Here's a magnum of champagne for Sue, and some lovely gravadlax on crackers with cream cheese. And a pot of green tea for virtuous Val. Tue 12 Jan 2010 21:24:00 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=75#comment244 Lady Sue - oh, is there no let-up in RL?? Could you perhaps go and 'crash at someone else's pad'? If you hop across the sea (and a bit of land too) you could stay with us :o)Why is it that watching the Hairy Bikers on the tv always makes me want to eat - and I've only just finished tea! Quick someone make me a cup of green tea and remind me to be healthy... Tue 12 Jan 2010 21:04:44 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=75#comment243 Here Lady Sue .... catch this hot water bottle. It'll keep you warm for a while, then you can quench your thirst when it cools. Tue 12 Jan 2010 20:52:03 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=74#comment242 I am so tired. I am so fed up with hardship. I am crawling towards the first available hammock and so hoping that my froggy friends might take charge of fires and water supply for a night. Tue 12 Jan 2010 20:38:34 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=74#comment241 FiFi, beware, beware the gritting of Lord Adonis! Tue 12 Jan 2010 19:13:51 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=74#comment240 davmcn - may I be the first to say 'Welcome back!' Tue 12 Jan 2010 17:31:07 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=73#comment239 Good luck!It's cold out there. Tue 12 Jan 2010 17:30:26 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=73#comment238 Time for me to raise my nose from the grindstone, smarten up my appearance somewhat, grab something warming to eat, and then venture out into the slushy dark for a meeting in deepest Englandshire. Wish me luck! Tue 12 Jan 2010 17:08:04 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=73#comment237 (236) Yes, Molly. Do I look like a Big Sister? Tue 12 Jan 2010 17:02:10 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=72#comment236 DIY (234) - "Perhaps someone could slip me a stiff one at about sixish?"I'm aftraid not. The hard opt has been discontinued. Tue 12 Jan 2010 16:52:59 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=72#comment235 Molly 225, BS didn't write 218. Or 217, or 219. In fact, you didn't write 219 either. Tue 12 Jan 2010 16:45:32 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=72#comment234 BS 226, A hard opt is a misspelled hard top. Tue 12 Jan 2010 16:41:36 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=71#comment233 Nor here!Perhaps someone could slip me a stiff one at about sixish? Tue 12 Jan 2010 16:34:12 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=71#comment232 ValP 'cos I am at work and don't have any G here. :-( Tue 12 Jan 2010 16:29:26 GMT+1 GeeDeeSea http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=71#comment231 Here you go. Tue 12 Jan 2010 15:49:31 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=70#comment230 Don't understand the question, Lady Sue. Tue 12 Jan 2010 15:47:46 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=70#comment229 Is it too early for a G&T? Tue 12 Jan 2010 15:45:15 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=70#comment228 No GEE? Why not? Tue 12 Jan 2010 15:26:09 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=70#comment227 Tea time anyone. Sorry no GEE Tue 12 Jan 2010 15:01:49 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=69#comment226 Big SisOh! No! There you go again......(runs away , around the dunes to the other side of the beach to have a think.....)Surely I haven't been away THAT long ? 'hard opt'? search me.... . mxx Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:46:18 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=69#comment225 *whispers* Okay, chaps, just what is a 'hard opt'? Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:32:10 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/the_beach_140.shtml?page=69#comment224 Big Sis (218)Only when I'm subjected to the cut and thrust of the intellectual debate such as is going on on the beach at the moment and to which I cannot contribute because I have not a clue what you are all rabbiting on about and anyway it's time for a bacon gerald. Silver Fox- where are you?mxx Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:28:53 GMT+1