Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 26 Apr 2015 22:40:19 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml DividedTheyRule http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=99#comment409 409Have you fallen below the psychologically important 5,000 mark again? Fri 23 Sep 2011 11:36:49 GMT+1 Mrs Effingham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=99#comment408 Jack and Vera yesterday. Thu 22 Sep 2011 13:12:06 GMT+1 oldavenger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=99#comment407 Hugh Pym is echoing Eddie's Upshares theme. Today, now, the Ftse is down 4 percent.Hey, says Pym, it goes up, it goes down. Take no notice.Agreed.But if we should take no notice of markets half baked opinions on MARKETS, why ever do we take any notice at all of them on POLICY???Hey ho for the Beach, and a walk in the park nearby to see the ducks in their eclipse plumage. Thu 22 Sep 2011 11:10:19 GMT+1 oldavenger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=99#comment406 The blog's inflence, even from beyond the gravehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/10/vive_la_difference.shtml#commentsAnd the government is using the school of moribund economics to investigate the tax system. For Jim Mirrlees only the very few are talented and those whom we value will only perform for exhorbitant incomes. That includes the maths econ dimwits who set up the computer models that cost the banks trillions, that cost us trillions. And Lib Dem academics think he's wonderful. This Coalition will see the Mirrlees Report as justifying the Laffer Curve (tax increases make the poor who are on the bread line work harder and the rich work less) The rich will be taxed less, the poor more. Vince is practising the rhetoric for his U turn now Mon 19 Sep 2011 19:19:47 GMT+1 oldavenger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=98#comment405 I've been listening to the Lib Demmers. DTR (mac) has no right to criticise them from his niche on a Birmingham Beach.Didn't Danny Alexander exempt the 50K a year, and the 1.5 million pot that each higher tax payer gets tax relief on for their pensions?And today, we hear Vince Cable won't allow failure to be rewarded. A brilliant leadership bid. I won't forget VC's assertion at the next General Election Mon 19 Sep 2011 13:42:56 GMT+1 oldavenger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=98#comment404 And anyway, DTR (mac) you miss the main point. Which is that if the Dems hadn't left the Labour Party in the eighties, the rich would be paying a socialist rate of tax.You live in cloud cuckoo land. I was in Enfield yesterday. Along the A10 big chestnuts littered the pavements. Know why DTR (mac)? Mon 19 Sep 2011 00:55:59 GMT+1 oldavenger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=98#comment403 Come off it, DTR at 403!You'll be listening to the Analysis and Grossman's novel too, telling yourself middle class left wing self satisfaction is revolutionary ('If only all were like we') - just like the rest of us (except we spell it 'shepherd' and we spell it 'Requiem' and none, not one, IS whatever, because we're PM listeners). Sun 18 Sep 2011 01:39:52 GMT+1 DividedTheyRule http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=98#comment402 Away from THE Beach for a week, in Birmingham. (The poor kids here get a make-shift Beach in Victoria Square in the summer though. )Here to sheperd in Green's Requiam.Which is of course appropriate....Do I hear the spirit of Kennedy in the man?'Ask not 'What can LibDems do for the country. Ask rather 'What can the country do for the LibDems''Yep, the spirit of Charles still flows in their veins.Ask Pickles, incidentally, because even their Coalition partners say 'Give 'em (back) the money' They can't affraud not to.PS I see the Beeb is asking why PM listeners don't riot. Because they weren't picked on so they had a list of about 9 trumped up convictions against them. Because they are happy in their manual work avoidance. Because none but one are poor. Sat 17 Sep 2011 23:52:25 GMT+1 DividedTheyRule http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=97#comment401 Last year I hired a bike at the publicly owned bike hire stands to ride along the promenade that runs between the Beach and the front hotels.It all came back straight away. I hadn't ridden a bike for 50 years (except when I rode a bone shaker a wild man I knew who had the bad luck to live in Borneo Street lent me.)They say banking is gonna be like that in reverse. The report today tells us which part of each bank should have been taken over by the government into public ownership at the start of the crisis, three years ago, and which, like Lehman Bros, should have been hung out to dry (to go bankrupt or finally fess up they had assets enough and didn't need bailing).Then all you have to do is get onto the time machine saddle http://www.robotplunger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/The-Time-Machine.jpgand pull the lever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmFxri4KQnU&feature=related (fast forward to 5mins 50secs for fast forward from 1899)If you do it right you're back in 2008. There you are, right place, right time right strategy - to save a system that shouldn't have been saved then..or now.The bike? I couldn't ride the bloody thing 50 years ago and I hadn't forgoten how to not be able to last year (and I fell off twice returning the bone shaker to the bloke in Borneo Street). Mon 12 Sep 2011 21:49:05 GMT+1 DividedTheyRule http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=97#comment400 Sunday 7 o'clock. Wonderful wild times on the Beach!The westerly winds have blown the sand so hard it has become a compacted surface, a perfect dance floor.The groynes are buried so deep they are no more than the simplest possible obstacles in a dressage event. Where last week one had to climb or clamber to get from one segment of the bay to the next, now one simply steps across a strip of shuttering no more than a few inches high.The sea itself is gurgling with delight at the thought of the coming outrageous storm. Perhaps a furlong out great swathes of it will change colour to the palest apple green and then back again to blue grey. Long sea horses strech the length of the bay and as far out into the ocean as the eye can see.I'd been blackberrying in a churchyard in a valley behind the coast. Blackberries are most contradictory. You see a bush that at a glance is covered with rich black profusion. Then, closer, you see every berry is small with perhaps only 3 or 5 nodes. Another bush, at a distance only large sombre green leaves and thick red thorned branches, close to, it reveals small hidden clusters of luscious multiple druplets.Its thorns and network of stems are no match for an incomer prepared to tread his way into the bush to put lusher berries in reach. But then try to leave! The thorn hooks and the tangle of branches have become bramble shackles and you are held fast. The very colour the plant has chosen, black, for its fruit is so difficult to separate from the dark shadow in bright sunlight and the earth green of its leaves, indeed impossible were it not for the hint of glint on the shiniest berries. Does it really want its fruit picked, its seeds spread, at all? Perhaps each wants to be the only bramble in the world, or keep its offspring safe in its shade.Scratched, but with a satisfactory punnet I meet my partner on that windswept compressed sand dance floor. She had been looking for frogs. I think it may be because I am no prince. She laughs and says I should be glad it wasn't a prince kissing a frog. We men would never have heard the end of it and I say there could be something in it, because Angela Carter always looked to me as if she hadn't been given princely kisses enough.We survey the Beach. Wind and rain squalls invigorate our faces. The free mussels we sometimes collect there are nowhere to be seen, buried in sand. My partner says we'll have to choose our 'wild food only' days more carefully. Frogs legs she won't allow anyway.We eat our blackberries in handfuls with windswept hair. The cyclonic wind veers from due west to north westerly. The tumult is nearly upon us. Mon 12 Sep 2011 11:21:46 GMT+1 MoC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=97#comment399 I still find it utterly mysterious that Cameron and Osborne weren't asked about certain aspects of their private lives during the 2010 election campaign. http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2011/s3315998.htm Mon 12 Sep 2011 10:40:16 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=97#comment398 I'm downing a nice large glass of Côtes du Rhone, while relishing the fact that this is one corner of the blog that hasn't been rediscovered by You Know Who.At least we have an unofficial gathering place on the Book of Faces we can retreat to when ancient beaches are fenced off :) Wed 07 Sep 2011 20:12:34 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=96#comment397 ... And as if on cue, here is Fabio who can access parts others cannot reach. Sun 04 Sep 2011 22:37:09 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=96#comment396 Agree with Anne that, given the inclement conditions in RL, this is definitely the place to escape. "Do you like pina collada?" (Yes) "Getting caught in the rain?" (No) "The sound of the ocean?" (Yes) "The taste ... " well you know I do. When it's raining like this, there's nothing else but to pull up a deckchair, get out the faux suntan lotion Sun 04 Sep 2011 19:08:06 GMT+1 Anne P http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=96#comment395 Morning all, chocolate cake for breakfast anyone?Fresh tea on the bar, coffee is a-brewing and I'll even cook a full Scottish breakfast on request.Given the miserable weather in RL the beach is definitely the best place to be. Sun 04 Sep 2011 07:16:23 GMT+1 Rusty http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=96#comment394 Morning Peeps, Froggers, Peeps-a-Frogging and Frogging Peeps! ®Anyone seen the new Beach anywhere?I will rustle up a quick breakfast and then I think we had better send out a search party.The driver of The Big Sister Tonker of Orange Delights is in a foul mood, he doen't know where to make the delivery!Plagiarism...me, yer 'aving a larf. Sun 04 Sep 2011 06:29:54 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=95#comment393 It is a sacred garment, Sue, beloved of the legendary folk of the city that is white. It is passed around amongst them, and records are kept for posterity. Sat 03 Sep 2011 22:18:26 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=95#comment392 Oh annasee, a "leopard print slanket". What's that when it's at home and not on the Serengeti? Sat 03 Sep 2011 21:10:26 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=95#comment391 Hmmm, can't quite see (need my eyes testing again, I expect). For a moment I thought it might be that famous Old Man of the Sea (also known as "Ed de Mer") but he hasn't been seen around here for so long, that seems unlikely. Anyway, he was last seen in a leopard print slanket, so he's probably in the Sahara or somewhere exotic. Possibly Basildon? Sat 03 Sep 2011 18:52:58 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=95#comment390 Mmmm, yes please, Lady Sue *holds out own bowl and champagne flute - bucket sized, both*Escaping from yet more rain in RL. Who's that hoving to? Sat 03 Sep 2011 13:16:36 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=94#comment389 *pop* *pop* *pop*fzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzStrawberries anyone? Sat 03 Sep 2011 12:40:57 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=94#comment388 *rummages for champagne flutes* Sat 03 Sep 2011 10:35:13 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=94#comment387 Happy Birthday Anne P! Hope you have a jolly one. *rummages for bunting**puts down bunting and rummages for champagne instead* Sat 03 Sep 2011 10:28:44 GMT+1 Anne P http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=94#comment386 Well, chocolate cake(s), how wonderful. Thanks everyone! Sat 03 Sep 2011 10:28:10 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=93#comment385 How about Posh chocolate cake Sat 03 Sep 2011 10:22:49 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=93#comment384 Of course! Sat 03 Sep 2011 10:20:58 GMT+1 Anna Cardium http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=93#comment383 When adding a date, be sure to leave out the year, as it's a lady we're congratulating. Sat 03 Sep 2011 10:06:39 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=93#comment382 Well... If there's birthday cake on offer, I'll row my boat to shore! Sat 03 Sep 2011 10:06:26 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=92#comment381 Happy Birthday Anne P! I'll add a date and pecan for those who (like me) have a slightly less sweet tooth ;) Sat 03 Sep 2011 09:34:59 GMT+1 Rusty http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=92#comment380 Did someone mention Chocolate Birthday Cake? Sat 03 Sep 2011 09:29:15 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=92#comment379 We can't let Anne P provide one of her own fabulous chocolate cakes for the birthday - so here's one I prepared earlier. I've managed to pick out the word Frog on the top in white chocolate drops, although some say it looks like Hog. Déja vu all over again, anyone? Sat 03 Sep 2011 09:25:52 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=92#comment378 Whose birthday? Where? Where? Sat 03 Sep 2011 09:22:07 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=91#comment377 And here's a hand-cranked urn of boiling water for those whose taste runs to builder's tea, earl grey, camomile etc.Oh - and of course a big humongous cake for the Birthday Girl!!Humungous?Hmm, spelling seems to have eluded me in the interim...... Sat 03 Sep 2011 09:07:09 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=91#comment376 Followed the footsteps in the sand, the trail of pink feathers and the ever so enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee against the sweet scent of cross aunts. *tap* *tap* *tap*[sign reads]The Beach is Open for Frolicking Froggers Sat 03 Sep 2011 09:04:56 GMT+1 Anna Cardium http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=91#comment375 And sausages! Sat 03 Sep 2011 08:36:04 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=91#comment374 ... and some freshly squeezed orange juice chilling nicely. Sat 03 Sep 2011 08:05:16 GMT+1 Anne P http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=90#comment373 Well, well, well (No, not three holes in the ground!) footprints in the sand. And a trail of pink feathers. . . wonder where it leads?Ah, I see, I do believe that's a sign to the NC bar under that tide-washed seaweed. Time to see if the solar powered coffee maker still works. And I just happen to have some home made bread and elderberry and crab apple jelly to go with it. Sat 03 Sep 2011 06:40:48 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=90#comment372 What do you mean dark, jonnie - the sun's ALWAYS shining here on The Beach! Fri 02 Sep 2011 23:29:45 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=90#comment371 Goodness, fancy stumbling on this beach in the dark! Just like old times. :-) Fri 02 Sep 2011 22:38:52 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=90#comment370 I say, quite an echo here, isn't there? Place feels a bit chill. Getting autumnal even here. Gather ye blackberries while ye may, & all that. Or am I too late? Fri 02 Sep 2011 21:23:54 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=90#comment369 Mittfh, Feather Boa's a plenty, Feather dusters will need some searching for. Fri 02 Sep 2011 20:49:14 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=89#comment368 Testing, testing, 1, 2, 1, 2.Is this an open beach I see before me? There are an awful lot of cobwebs about - has anyone got a duster handy? Fri 02 Sep 2011 19:45:15 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=89#comment367 EPO 367, I think it's because they grow in the ground. Peanuts do. Fri 01 Oct 2010 17:15:09 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=89#comment366 Dave - interesting point inadvertently made! In Zambia, and indeed throughout southern Africa, one of the most popular snacks is ground nuts.Little bags of roasted nuts are sold (for about six pence) by the roadside in every village you come across. Yet in all my decade out there no-one ever clarified if they were the same species as peanuts and I never did check myself. Fri 01 Oct 2010 09:37:26 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=89#comment365 Freshly squeezed orange juice in abundance. Further supplies will be made available if/when a new Beach appears. Fri 01 Oct 2010 09:20:26 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=88#comment364 LS 359, I heard somebody say that a certain person was only one of three people who had never seen Some Like It Hot. I wonder who the third person is.Gill 364, A piece of advice: You should always pick almonds off the tree. Ground almonds might have worms in them. Fri 01 Oct 2010 09:19:36 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=88#comment363 Grrr....for all sorts of reasons....just grrr!I'm off to play with Goldilocks. I'll bring back some porridge...my new recipe - it has a tablespoon of ground almonds mixed into it. Fri 01 Oct 2010 08:54:48 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=88#comment362 What? No pristine beach? Tsk tsk...There's a photo of Lady Sue's finger on the Glass Box this morning! Fri 01 Oct 2010 08:09:09 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=88#comment361 The chickens don't like it at all. They are getting all ruffled, poor things. Fri 01 Oct 2010 07:32:56 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=87#comment360 I'm sure there's supposed to be a new Beach by now... oh well, on with the fun fun fun that is a wet Friday at the start of October! Fri 01 Oct 2010 07:28:58 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=87#comment359 Morning Peeps, Froggers, Peeps-a-Frogging and Frogging Peeps! ®Anyone seen the new Beach anywhere?I will rustle up a quick breakfast and then I think we had better send out a search party.The driver of The Big Sister Tonker of Orange Delights is in a foul mood, he doen't know where to make the delivery!;-) Fri 01 Oct 2010 06:19:31 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=87#comment358 Sid, you angel of the cocktail you... any left?dav, can't believe you haven't seen Star... I mean 'Some Like it Hot'.Nois: lovely. Had forgotten that one. Thu 30 Sep 2010 19:40:19 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=87#comment357 Coincidentally there's a fair bit of cheese in my dinner tonight, but no mouse... unless it's already in the bread. Thu 30 Sep 2010 18:55:39 GMT+1 Noisette D Agneau http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=86#comment356 Thought for today (or tonight)The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Thu 30 Sep 2010 18:25:54 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=86#comment355 ... or am I confusing him with Michael Crawford? Thu 30 Sep 2010 17:19:34 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=86#comment354 Was Tony Curtis the sidekick to Windsor Davis? Thu 30 Sep 2010 17:18:39 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=86#comment353 mittfh 350, No, I'm going to watch some paint dry. Thu 30 Sep 2010 16:15:48 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=85#comment352 Courtesy of Google, apparently the misadventures of a pair of stone-age families were first screened on this day, fifty years ago.Yabba dabba doo! Thu 30 Sep 2010 16:11:04 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=85#comment351 Sid 345, I'm surpiised that you got away with the word Negroni after I got a warning for the shortened version of raccoon. Thu 30 Sep 2010 16:07:15 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=85#comment350 Sid 349, No, I'm not, but our 17 year old cat is. Not those kind of steroids, though. The link froze my computer and I had to turn off and start again. Beware other posters! Nice photo in the link, though... Thu 30 Sep 2010 16:04:25 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=85#comment349 « Any volunteers for post 2222 on "The Beach 146"? :) Thu 30 Sep 2010 16:03:34 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=84#comment348 340. davmcnIf you're into steroids, this'll grab you:http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=womens-brains-on-steroids Thu 30 Sep 2010 15:46:01 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=84#comment347 What's all this boo-hooing over Tony Curtis? I've never seen Some Like it Hot or anything else he was in. Thu 30 Sep 2010 15:30:21 GMT+1 U14595260 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=84#comment346 Trapeze.Goodness, some real Lemmons though. Or 'Jacks' as you'd wish to call them here. Thu 30 Sep 2010 13:32:07 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=84#comment345 Thanks, Sid - It is over the yardarm for me on a day like today. Thu 30 Sep 2010 13:11:34 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=83#comment344 I'm mixing a large jug of Negroni* ... the passing of a legend like Tony Curtis demands nothing less. Do join me as soon as the sun is over the yardarm whichever part of the beach you're on.*iceequal measures of gin, Campari, red Martinislice of orangesoda water if you want it dilute (don't know why you'd want that) Thu 30 Sep 2010 12:51:40 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=83#comment343 Very sad news Big Sis. I found out when I got the newsletter - thanks for your link on the CD thread to 'Some Like it Hot'. Such a brilliant film. Also enjoyed the link to 'The Persuaders' - classic TV. Anyone would think I didn't have anything better to do than hang out on the Beach and watch film clips! Fiddle de dee ... Thu 30 Sep 2010 12:38:31 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=83#comment342 Folks, I come with the sad news of the death of Tony Curtis, whose films I loved.A toast to a Hollywood legend. Thu 30 Sep 2010 10:59:15 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=83#comment341 Actually, I have a Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook right in front of me. That's cookery bookery to the GBers. Shoo-Fly pie, anybody? Thu 30 Sep 2010 09:26:29 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=82#comment340 Here we go, right from an old Pennsylvania cookbook. Meat used in meatloaf (not to be confused with the singer): ground raccoon, ground porcupine (minus quills), ground nittany lion (don't tell Joe Paterno). Substitute poncy citified meat if you want. Thu 30 Sep 2010 09:19:42 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=82#comment339 AN 329, Actually, I was born in New Castle in Lawrence County, Pa, but the Amish do have roadside stands in the area selling homemade baked goods. No roasted raccoons, though.Is your wife related to the disqualified Tour de France rider Floyd Landis? He is a Mennonite from Lancaster County, I believe. A cheating Mennonite, can you believe it? What is this world coming to?! Thu 30 Sep 2010 09:03:38 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=82#comment338 337 Steawrt_M.Has he been trained in the dark arts of Sprout purchasing? Thu 30 Sep 2010 06:14:43 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=82#comment337 Morning Peeps, Froggers, Peeps-a-Frogging and Frogging Peeps! ®Tea, coffee and for a change, coddled eggs, toast marmite and vegimite is available at NC's.The Big Sister Tonker of Orange Delights has been and gone!And the low wailing from 'The David Grass Hut of Disappointment' should soon cease. I have told his brother to have a word.:-) Thu 30 Sep 2010 06:13:26 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=81#comment336 Wrath, Careful you will be buying Sprouts next. Wed 29 Sep 2010 22:47:04 GMT+1 The Wrath Is Come http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=81#comment335 The strangest thing happened to me in Tescburysons earlier today...Pea and mint soup. It was strangely alluring, like a Glaswegian Mermaid ;-P Wed 29 Sep 2010 20:17:29 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=81#comment334 I feel like a rabbit jumping from one place to another today and trying to do a bit of work too.As a kid, my brother owned the ferrets. However, we shared the hunt and the spoils. Oh many stories... Wed 29 Sep 2010 19:03:44 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=81#comment333 Rabbit in mustard sauce for me, please. Wed 29 Sep 2010 18:54:05 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=80#comment332 Black puddin and rabbit casserole. Mmmmm Wed 29 Sep 2010 18:33:38 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=80#comment331 331 - Good shootin' Tex! Range?I would be delighted, and have an excellent casserole recipe for just this occasion.5.5mm?? .22 in surely! Wed 29 Sep 2010 17:09:02 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=80#comment330 326 Alan_Nre Don't mind eating animals, but like them to be happy firstI have a couple of members of the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha hanging by their back legs in the garage with a 5.5mm hole in the head. They were quite happy hopping around a field in No folk last night, you be quite welcome to one of them. Wed 29 Sep 2010 17:05:07 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=80#comment329 Lamb? You bet - bring it on. As long as it's been allowed to gambol around the hills first. Wed 29 Sep 2010 16:30:14 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=80#comment328 Spooky - North Lancaster County in rural PA deep in Amish country. I wonder if we are related...Do I look like the sort of a chap who would marry someone from California? ;-) Wed 29 Sep 2010 16:29:12 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=79#comment327 AN 326, The shorter version of raccoon failed the profanity filter. These mods need to get out more. Rural hicks don't go raccoon huntin'. Wed 29 Sep 2010 16:28:37 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=79#comment326 AN 326, I ain't got 3 Michelin stars for nuffink. The meat came in a tray in three segments. I don't want your wife snorting over my food! Where is she from in the colonies? Probably California where they eat fruit and nuts. Me mum was from rural Pennsylvania (known as ridgerunners because the hills weren't big enough to call them hillbillies), not far from Amish country, where they did real home cooking. Roast raccoon, blueberry pies, and all that stuff.Do you eat lamb? Wed 29 Sep 2010 16:26:17 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=79#comment325 324 - Good point. You could try stiring the creme fraiche into the reduction - that might work a bit better. Oh, and don't forget to add the jipper.Consulted Mrs N on the ingredients issue (she being from the colonies) and she snorted with derision. Anyway, I have some issues with veal. Don't mind eating animals, but like them to be happy first ;-) Wed 29 Sep 2010 15:58:10 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=79#comment324 AN 321, PS Meatloaf meat sold in the US has three kinds of mince: beef, pork, and veal. (Or something like that.) Wed 29 Sep 2010 15:49:31 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=78#comment323 AN 321, How do you stir creme fraiche into meatloaf at the last moment? Me mum never did that. Wed 29 Sep 2010 15:47:56 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=78#comment322 That conjures up images of my granny. The world's worst cook but she had mince 'n' tatties nailed! Wed 29 Sep 2010 15:42:15 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=78#comment321 I'm feeling less inspired than that... It's going to be good old mince an tatties for me the night. Wed 29 Sep 2010 15:39:15 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=78#comment320 Add pork mince, onion, lardons, a bun's worth of breadcrumbs and an egg for meatloaf. Serve with a stock and white wine reduction with creme fraiche stired in at the last moment.Other ways with mince are available. Wed 29 Sep 2010 15:34:08 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=77#comment319 I'll just throw in this late 'v' to complete my 319 Wed 29 Sep 2010 15:22:30 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=77#comment318 Charlotte Webb - I don't think I've ever knowingly looked at a heay machinery blog before. However those dinosaur like machines reflect the way my brain has been working today (very slowly trying to sort out a BIG mess).And now I have to think of something original involving minced beef. Wed 29 Sep 2010 15:21:13 GMT+1 Charlotte Webb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=77#comment317 Another side of Grandpa's computer? Wed 29 Sep 2010 12:28:07 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=77#comment316 Lunchtime sausage and fried egg geralds now ready at NC'sThanks Ellis Wed 29 Sep 2010 11:58:17 GMT+1 Noisette D Agneau http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=76#comment315 Thought for today:If you bite the hand that feeds you,you shouldn't complain about indigestion. Wed 29 Sep 2010 10:49:14 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=76#comment314 Ellis, you are a very clever man. Thanks. :o) Wed 29 Sep 2010 09:14:11 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=76#comment313 Gloomy on my stretch of beach too - a good day to get down to brain work indoors.ps - don't forget to drop by The Glass Box when you have a chance! (I don't want to upset the mods by linking). Wed 29 Sep 2010 09:11:05 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=76#comment312 Sid, He didn't mention it. Wed 29 Sep 2010 09:07:12 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=75#comment311 Make that Les Dawson. Not to be confused with Las Vegas. Or Johnny Vegas. Wed 29 Sep 2010 09:06:11 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/beach_10.shtml?page=75#comment310 EPO 300, They've ruined Les Halles. I preferred Las Dawson, anyhow. A bit of stringy cheese is good in onion soup. Wed 29 Sep 2010 09:04:36 GMT+1