Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 04 Jul 2015 09:42:00 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=99#comment111 Hey, Since this is where every regular gets to, dis muss be da place to whack a rumor.I am not never have been nor ever shall be mac.Whether the other people you think are, I know not, but I ain't.So, a large G and T for a certain Horse when he gets here. I'd have posted this at 'Alcohol' where the Horse thought it best to start the rumour but I would have thought that thread was strictly for people with serious concerns. Horse sense? Wed 14 May 2008 13:59:20 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=98#comment110 DIW 102,OIC, 2009. Tue 13 May 2008 15:53:05 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=97#comment109 DIW 102, We had a man who worked with the 'dancing' JCB team dig an archaeological site for us at Repton. He dug right through an electricity cable and cut off the power to one of the school halls. If this thread is only taking comments until May 3, why is it still accepting them? Tue 13 May 2008 15:51:52 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=96#comment108 SSC - you mind reader! I always have that going round in my head when himself suggests we open a bottle of same :-) Fri 09 May 2008 08:09:48 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=95#comment107 ValP (107):Pigassou,Pigassou,Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty,Pigassou,Oh Piga', my Pigassou-oo-ou... Fri 09 May 2008 07:18:59 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=94#comment106 Granny-to-be Molly, big congratulations, and of course the same to the parents-to-be!SSC - something like taking jotters outside, she took laptop outside to review exam notes today, until the battery ran out.....tonight she's reporting sunburn. Grrrrr silly girrrl!So, I think I can squeeze a few more glasses out of this bottle of Pigassou, any takers? Thu 08 May 2008 22:12:43 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=93#comment105 While doing the cellar can we have a big hole for the ICe pit. Need to keep them beers and gin etc cold. Thu 08 May 2008 21:51:06 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=92#comment104 *cough* *splutter* *pwuh*here I am having a nice snooze, minding my own business and a truck load of sand is dumped on top of me. it's not that i'm not enjoying the wheelies and other antics sid, but do you mind piling up the sand somewhere else? the purple hamock's my favourite place to rest my eyes... Thu 08 May 2008 20:30:38 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=91#comment103 Deepthought (103) Your friend (moi!) G's here, and T says she'll be along in a minute ;o)Now budge over (we'll need more than just elbow room) and fill your glass!Welcome back, Fifi, and congratulations to Molly xx Thu 08 May 2008 19:36:40 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=91#comment102 Molly - CONGRATS.Sid (101),I did see your Burma comment before it got modded off. If even Eddie could not hide his feelings about the government minister (?) and his weasle words, why should your comment draw any attention. But I think there are people who "professionally" patrol this blog - probably others as well - and complain to remove comments (at least for a time).Having a roughish time in RL, and no chance to be out in the sun. So will have to watch the sunset here with my friend G&T. Thu 08 May 2008 18:47:34 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=90#comment101 Sid, nice one. I have never seen a JCB do that before!As a new addition to the beach I think a 45 foot high sand dune is exactly what we need!Next you should try digging holes..........no.....not there..that's where we buried the Sprouts of '88........try over there........... next to the Purple Hammock. Thu 08 May 2008 17:16:22 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=89#comment100 Hi All. I'm having trouble in RL - mostly to do with modding on the blog. What a farce ...However, I need a way to let of steam - so let me have a go with that JCB - I mean, how hard can it be? Tell me when the cellar's deep enough Fifi!What does this lever do? Whoaaaa ... Thu 08 May 2008 16:58:32 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=88#comment99 Sorry forgot to say CONGRATS TO Molly!As an establised Grandpa of two magic grandchildren you can now look forward to many many happy days doing things you always wanted to do but lacked a viable excuse!And the best thing......you can give them back to Mummy and Daddy at the end of the day.............That is unless they want to have a 'sleep over' party at Grandma's where they can get away with 'blue murder'.Enjoy and treasure evey moment but above all have FUN. Thu 08 May 2008 16:51:16 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=87#comment98 Evenig Peeps, had a cracking Indian last night accompanied by the roar of Typhoons, the clatter of Chinnynooks and the dull rumble of gunfire from HMS Belfast.......by golly Doris has livened things up a bit since he came to power!Feefs, I have parked the JCB by the naught step if anyone wants to dig a place for Bills Stash!This eve I will be crossing Putney Bridge, locals say there are several really good Italian eating places on the south bank...we shall see! Thu 08 May 2008 16:43:55 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=86#comment97 Thanks everyone!Go on then- just a small one!Anne P- Exciting, isn't it!!!(not really too young! If only........)November, me. You when?Mollyxx Thu 08 May 2008 16:30:57 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=85#comment96 Congrats from me too, Molly :-)I think a celebration at Pimms-o'clock is called for.... Thu 08 May 2008 13:57:37 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=84#comment95 Congratulations, Molly. I too anticipate that joy for the first time later this year. Sadly I don't think I can claim to be too young - they've kept me waiting long enough! Thu 08 May 2008 13:11:05 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=83#comment94 Woohoo!Congratulations, Granny Molly! Thu 08 May 2008 10:47:26 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=83#comment93 Champagne all round! On me!Can I share some great news?I'm to be a Grandma! (much too young, of course.....!)Sooooooo happy!Mollyxx Thu 08 May 2008 10:23:15 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=82#comment92 Thanks all!ValP (91):Good news for TD! Shared ablutions can be bit draining...The department is Accounting & Finance, sadly not really subjects for the Beach. It's a bit of good news for us, on the heels of hearing that we won't be moving to new accommodation this summer as planned, basically because we wouldn't fit. (Because there's too many of us, not because we eat too many cakes!)Still since it's sunny, I might ask the boss whether we can take our computers outside - like we used to do at school except we had jotters in those days (no, not wax tablets). Plenty of room out there. Thu 08 May 2008 09:53:28 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=81#comment91 Phew, finally made it here past 302 obstacles and timeout time shifts. Late breakfast of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on the bar (hoping I might tempt Ed I out with it) and plenty of wholemeal bread and fresh butter plus English Breakfast tea. Also Blue Mountain coffee and croissants for those who'd like something a little more continental.Enjoy. Thu 08 May 2008 09:07:48 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=80#comment90 Fifi - helloooo! Oh I can vouch for the wonderfulness that is El Bombero. Although tonight at ValP Towers we've been celebrating a wedding anniversary with a bottle of Alsace Pinot Gris - superbly chilled and delicious!SSC - excellent news! and news from TD's similar direction, she's just signed her Tenancy Agreement for next year and is very excited not to have to share a shower with 5 others! May I ask you, what department?Stewart M - oh, strawberry mivvies, my all time favourite, I remember them as the first grown-up ice lolly. Up till then, they were just iced juice. I seem to place them round about the same time as the first flavoured crisps (cheese'n'onion), am I making that up? Perhaps the mivvies came first. Wed 07 May 2008 22:41:10 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=79#comment89 * glug! glug! glug! glug! glug! * Wed 07 May 2008 21:15:31 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=78#comment88 Welcome back fifi! some black pepper shiraz deposited in Bill's stash.DiY, better flavours than vindaloo. Come to Bradford for a great Choice in curry.Still enjoy it. Now then i've just got Orange box with that game called portal. I want to play itbut we are doing a bit of a tidy before guests come for dinner on Saturday. Both of us flagging. perhaps its beer time Wed 07 May 2008 21:04:12 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=77#comment87 One glass, held out in the direction of Fifi :-)>---| Wed 07 May 2008 20:32:12 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=76#comment86 Deep (86) : It could have been longer, what with Probate, an' all... what a boring waste of one's life THAT is!! I know the benefits are important, but there is so little help for people who have no idea where to begin. And it's not as if it's a new situation!Anyhoo... I was thinking of dedicating a wine cellar for the Beach in memory of dear old Dad. How about digging it out under the back of the Nick Clarke Bar, and calling it Bill's Stash? We all consider tucking in the odd spare bottle of our favourite tipple, for those occasions when we want to share a bit of something special.I will happily start the stash with a couple of bottles of Cleanskin (you'll learn nothing from the label, but by golly your taste buds will love it!) and 3 bottles of El Bombero which at 15% will blow your socks off in the most painless way possible.And tonight, I have uncorked a bottle of Black Stump. Fearless, hold out your glass!;o) Wed 07 May 2008 20:27:23 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=75#comment85 DIY (82)Well remember Putney Bridge, but these days stick closer to home and Richmond's version. Regularly used to catch the last train from Putney to Richmond (if at all). These days go no further in, the traffic is so awful.I had wondered how long Fifi was going to be away... Wed 07 May 2008 20:11:57 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=74#comment84 some slightly burned and extremely chewy (and completely legal) choc brownies on the bar. just watch your teeth.we're halfway to the weekend so i'm all for getting in the mood with a few glasses of redcheers! Wed 07 May 2008 20:07:57 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=74#comment83 I'm back from Scottieland!Did I miss much??Red wines sneakily purloined from late Dad's excellent cellar, lined up on the NCMB for all ... I'm afraid those who like their plonk French or low-% are in for a disappointment!Fifi xxx Wed 07 May 2008 18:54:25 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=73#comment82 Ohh.....TSSC.......Well Done.......GOLD STARS all round ******************************************************************************************************* Wed 07 May 2008 17:07:43 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=72#comment81 Hello peeps........*waves madly from Putney Bridge*....guess where I am working. That's right boys and girls......the Fulham Road.Wish I was over in Clapham though........ seems the Beeb Beeb Ceeb has uncovered a class 'B' skunk works. And there woz me thinking they had their own place on the South Bank!Anyhoo, really good Indian nosh house just round the corner..anyone for a good Vindaloo or Madras? Wed 07 May 2008 17:06:31 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=71#comment80 SSC - well done!!! Sounds most impressive!!!!Frances O - how are you getting on now, still single handedly?!! Right oh, I think i'm done on *this* side, time to roll over and do the other side...gosh, this is the life!!!Wake me up when the BBQ gets going; I think it'll be smoked fish tonight, wrapped in some succulent leaves, and juiced with a slice of lemon.... Wed 07 May 2008 16:39:07 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=70#comment79 There is a box full of strawberry mivvies over here.Flakes (other choccy bars are avaialable) are in the freezer to keep them cool.Don't put the cans of fizzy pop in the frezzer.Or if you do don't forget they are there as ceratin cola based drinks (in red cans or is it now silver with red writing) tend to expand when frozen. Ususally bursting. Wed 07 May 2008 16:13:34 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=69#comment78 SSC - congratulations! Sit in this hammock while I peel you a grape, you clever cat. ;o) Wed 07 May 2008 15:04:08 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=68#comment77 Woohoo! Treats for everyone!Take your choice of chocolate, savoury and/or alcoholic...Why am I bouncy this afternoon?My University department didn't appear in the recent Good University Guide as reported in the Indy, Times etc. *anywhere* in the table. This was worrying.The head of department has checked and it seems the Uni didn't send them separate info for our dept. This has been rectified and we're now in the table......at number 1! Take that, LSE!I'm a happy Cat. Wed 07 May 2008 12:58:35 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=67#comment76 Stewart M (76) May I have an Oyster Shell please? Wed 07 May 2008 12:50:43 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=66#comment75 LittleFluffy, Yep the beach is in a time warp. Something to do with GMT I think.Now I was an Ice Cream man as a student so can do all the ice creams. 99's with Monkeys blood? Wed 07 May 2008 11:35:14 GMT+1 littleFluffyFi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=66#comment74 FF - I know I am being naughty, but we can indulge ourselves here on the beach can't we ;-)Are we in a different timezone though? The post times appear to be an hour behind RL time?Anyway, am feeling pecking myself now - and as the weather is so lovely I am thinking al fresco dining Spanish style for lunch..... So there are slices of tortilla, alioli, bowls of olives and calamari on the bar, tuck in x Wed 07 May 2008 10:49:03 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=65#comment73 littleFluffyFi, you're welcome! I'll make sure to stock up the freezer for all later. I won't join you in the bubbly, though. A little early for me. Now, are there any nibbles on the bar? I'm starving this morning... Wed 07 May 2008 10:27:06 GMT+1 littleFluffyFi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=64#comment72 Gosh it's quiet round here ........where is everyone?Belated thanks FF for the magnum - was much needed :-) RL (i.e. work) is incredibly tedious at the moment, so I need to get rid of some frustrations - am off for a swim if anyone cares to join me. And for after, I have brought some strawberries and whipped cream.......and now you have mentioned pink champagne truffles Molly I have to have one.....and a glass of ice cold pink champagne (is it too early?)xx Wed 07 May 2008 10:06:08 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=63#comment71 Witchi-Yes! Yes! and Yes!But don't sk who or what.What a nice selection of yummies for our tummies.anyone fancy a pink champagne truffle-layer upon layer of them-dig in- (v. expensive!!!) Too good for the likes of us?No fear....,,,n-n(34)Thank you, thank you, thank you! Stored safely away till I feel lonely!Mollyxx Tue 06 May 2008 22:13:46 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=62#comment70 I wonder if I can smuggle I can't believe its not margarita past the ever vigilent ones...Speaking of which, I am astonished that we've not even got a single post modded on this beach yet?! And over 70 posted too!!! Shall we send someone to Shropshire again?!DIY seems to have slept off the effects of Appy's chocs - and Little Red too, look at the pair of them!! Hammock's away...!!!And fortunately, FF's aim is true; and as for me, I am going to have another Margherita in the bar!!n-nxx Tue 06 May 2008 21:34:14 GMT+1 witchi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=61#comment69 Anything goes with Margaritas. Does that lend itself to a strapline? PM: try it with tequila or PM: enjoy responsibly Tue 06 May 2008 17:19:05 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=60#comment68 Witchi! Good to see you.I'm quite peckish so a slice of margherita would do...can you have margaritas with pizza? Tue 06 May 2008 17:14:44 GMT+1 witchi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=59#comment67 Scuse the typing, my fingers are over excited! Tue 06 May 2008 16:52:51 GMT+1 witchi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=58#comment66 Right then, I'm back, have I missed anuthing major? Any trolls do avoid? Any major failings out, or loving-ins? :)Who fanices a Margartia (and I don't mean the pizza) xx Tue 06 May 2008 16:52:27 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=58#comment65 Cheers FF!;o) [] Tue 06 May 2008 15:38:06 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=57#comment64 littleFluffyone & Wonko, your selections are in the portable solar powered freezer sat next to the hammocks :-) Tue 06 May 2008 15:07:49 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=56#comment63 well i'm a touch late (here) but also early (there)... who's for crumpets? I have gooseberry jam :o)and then i think i'll move to a hammock and continue my snooze... Tue 06 May 2008 14:41:05 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=55#comment62 What ho!Feels like it's been ages since I was last on the Beach. Oh, it was.Riddle me this: how come I'm even busier in RL on what is supposed to be a day off than I am at work? Think I might just give up and go and live in a hole.Am I too late to ask for a 66+33 with a crumbliest, flakiest chocolate stick in it?;o) [] Tue 06 May 2008 14:01:15 GMT+1 littleFluffyFi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=54#comment61 Ooh FF can you get me a magnum please? ta xx Tue 06 May 2008 13:47:12 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=53#comment60 Oh, I see the ice-cream truck has made an appearance. 'Scuse me while I go over to get a FAB :-) Tue 06 May 2008 13:24:19 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=52#comment59 I think mr summer-wind is a-blow-blow-blowing through my office window today. hope no one minds if i just sprawl out on the sand for a while. Wake me up for tea and crumpets at 4... Tue 06 May 2008 12:58:58 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=51#comment58 Thought I'd pop by this lunchtime, only to find the whole blog had a "502" moment.Did someone's dart hit a wrong target? Aperitif? Fred? Why is someone blushing red? Tue 06 May 2008 12:04:12 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=50#comment57 Appy, the mere thought brings tears to the eyes! Tue 06 May 2008 11:22:36 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=49#comment56 OK, Fearless, but we'll have to take care not to puncture Mr Noodle's nuts!Why is DIY up there???... Tue 06 May 2008 10:48:50 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=49#comment55 Ooh, good morning everyone. I had too much fun in RL to spend much time on the Beach this w/e. Not that I actually got up to much, just making the most of a reasonable day off :-)Now, enough of these sprout-related shenanigans... Who's up for a game of beach darts? Tue 06 May 2008 09:57:26 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=48#comment54 As it's May, I have been gathering nuts.... Mon 05 May 2008 21:04:31 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=47#comment53 oh dear, my mistake. I hadn't realised you were going for sprout-tartare! Mon 05 May 2008 19:48:43 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=46#comment52 Little Red - let's get this sprout thing sorted once and for all ...These sprouts <fx: waves vaguely> have been simmering gently for some time now, and will be ready for Christmas luncheon 2009. With me so far?Those <ditto> I'm in the middle of peeling, on a fairly casual basis, since they don't have to go anywhere near hot water for several months yet, as they are intended for Christmas 2010.Christmas this year (2008) - don't ask me, I wasn't SproutMeister when the planning took place. It could be 1947* all over again ...None of which means, of course that you won't be blown ... Sidney the SproutMeister*for younger readers: someone left the lid off, the camels got to the sprouts before we did, and there were many tedious jokes about 'A High Wind In Jamaica'. Mon 05 May 2008 19:42:05 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=45#comment51 well i'll be blown... looks like a pan of sprouts. perhaps the magic of the may dance kept it boiling. Xmas 2010 may yet be saved! Mon 05 May 2008 18:40:42 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=44#comment50 Good grief, did I doze off in that hammock and miss the whole weekend on the beach? Or was it all a dream? What's that on top of the maypole?? Mon 05 May 2008 17:37:33 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=43#comment49 If anyone sees me floating by, it's cos i am on an Aperitif chocky high!! Mon 05 May 2008 13:09:04 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=42#comment48 I'm off to the old railway with the kids and thier bikes. ANyone else coming? Mon 05 May 2008 12:45:36 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=41#comment47 Happy bank holiday chums.Who's for a home made chocolate? My cousin made them yesterday for a family do -- gorgeous! The orange ones are particularly wow-inducing. Mon 05 May 2008 12:35:38 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=41#comment46 Gillianian - can I give you the Dyson while I take a quick dip. Loadsa changes today :-( Mon 05 May 2008 11:26:36 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=40#comment45 Stew - here on the beach is probly the only place you could erect a Maypole without having H&S, insurance, public liability, local authority inspections, barriers and parking restrictions, and signs saying "beware : Maypole may cause skipping and dancing!" Mon 05 May 2008 11:01:52 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=39#comment44 How about a Hobby Horse race this afternoon, and cheese-rolling down the dunes? Mon 05 May 2008 10:11:15 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=38#comment43 Stewart M 42,I don't Morris either, but I was a Mummer. Mon 05 May 2008 08:40:28 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=37#comment42 nn 40,Gotta be careful about mentioning brand names here, eh? "Things go better with cola-based fizzy drinks." Mon 05 May 2008 08:38:50 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=36#comment41 Morning all. COffee just brewing.I suppose this should have been done last Thursday but Maypole now erect. I thought it would look good on that large mound of sand. For some reason it look like a set of speedos.Whilst I don't Morris I know a man who can so see if I can arrange a display like that also. Mon 05 May 2008 07:13:59 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=35#comment40 n-n, nice shorts but with a packed lunch like that don't take to having them cut high on the leg......nudge nudge know wot I mean? Sun 04 May 2008 16:25:56 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=34#comment39 DMcN - sometimes I add a "cola-based fizzy drink" and other times, I just spill whatever it is I'm having... Sun 04 May 2008 16:00:17 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=33#comment38 nn 38,Do you drink your shorts with water or soda? Sun 04 May 2008 15:41:03 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=33#comment37 Cor - howsaboutthatthen?! Am *seriously* considering shorts, and I mean, in RL!!Strewth - what ever next?!! Sun 04 May 2008 11:38:20 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=32#comment36 I don't believe it.....Oi, you, Old Lady with the children, 'op it. That 'Clog' is not a charitable home for the helpless and incapacited, now clear off before I call the Peelers. I don't know, it's all gone down hill since Doris was elected. Next thing you know we won't be able to move for conductors, with their flailing arms all a waving. It's 'bout time someone got on the dog and bone and 'as a word with them up at Lizard Central.In my day........... Sun 04 May 2008 11:21:20 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=31#comment35 Mornin' Frogging friends........anyone up for bubble n' squeak for breakfast?I came upon a 'cache' of still warm sprouts and as they didn't seem to belong to anyone............ Sun 04 May 2008 06:24:56 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=30#comment34 Oh dear. Sun 04 May 2008 00:00:43 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=29#comment33 Moll - (24) its at http://jonnie.camstreams.com/sprouts and more sproutsI am out of practise, clearly....!!n-n Sat 03 May 2008 22:28:19 GMT+1 Perky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=28#comment32 Sid (31) in the light of your high score on Eddie's weekend game, I should think you know exactly where all those sprouts have gone!!Bottles of red, white and water open on the bar along with some nibble-type stuff left over from a sleepover - all still wrapped and safe to eat!! Sat 03 May 2008 18:16:00 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=27#comment31 Wooo hoo! Pumping oil in a big way again in Oil City, Pa, only about 30 miles from where I was born. Maybe I should go back. Sat 03 May 2008 16:55:38 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=26#comment30 Hang on a sec - anyone seen my sprouts? I've had them on a low light since last November bubbling away for Christmas (not next Christmas, of course - the one after). And now they've gone.Well, I suppose that's what happens when you vote for Boris ... Sat 03 May 2008 16:19:55 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=25#comment29 It's taken all morning, but there you go...a 14' high clog sculptured from the finest sand there is. Now who said I couldn't 'do' art in these Speedos? Sat 03 May 2008 14:37:40 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=24#comment28 LR 28......how much you want...£3.00 a ton, delivered! Sat 03 May 2008 12:22:18 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=24#comment27 i was going for a giant incarnation of DIY's new jewel-encrusted speedos. but do we have enough sand? Sat 03 May 2008 12:01:39 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=23#comment26 LR, Just Sandcastles. This beach will be adorned with sand sculptures of all sorts. I think I'll do one of Boris on top of city hall. Sat 03 May 2008 11:48:45 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=22#comment25 Deep - it is a little confusing: good weather for a bank hol. over here (the land of orange) our hols were wed and thurs (with fri generously tagged on from my work) so the rain man didn't get chance to ruin the festivities. but it does mean come monday morning I am back in the office so will appreciate coffee and sympathies.but in the meantime lets make the most of the weather. the rain is no doubt due by mon! sandcastle competition anyone? Sat 03 May 2008 11:12:59 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=21#comment24 Morning Froggers!What a beautifull morn it is as well, a gentle mist rises from the River Bure, the sun a pale disk in the sky, the coffee is brewing and the bread is a toasting.I will leave a plentiful supply of both at NC's along with my favourite Lemon marmalade.BTW, wot are all these shredded inhibitions and plates of trype doing by the naughty step.FF - 6, wahh ha ha ha ha ha.......... Sat 03 May 2008 05:31:30 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=20#comment23 n-nYou would know- get yourself out of that hammock and remind me- how do I get to the Cransley cam? I just fancy popping down and find m'self thwarted.Please put me on the right path n-n!Mollyxx Fri 02 May 2008 21:38:04 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=19#comment22 mgl - lovely worms indeed!!I am shedding my inhibitions as i trype, and in a mo, I shall run into the sea and have a dippette or two... And as mottos go "Say nice things" ranks pretty highly on my All Time Top Ten Leader Board of Memorable Mottos!!which is lovely - and so are all of you!!Putting out the bunting.Deep, regardless of RL, I fully intend to be around, lounging about on the Beach, filling a hammock or two, (and then emptying them again, of course - leaving filled hammocks when you go is just a no-no, I mean it's not like they are cream puffs; mmmm, a fresh creamy flakey pastry puff; now *that* would hit the button on the head with a hammer), sorry, where was I?!! Ah, yes......Anyway, in celebration of news, no news, total absence of any news, and commiserating with bad news, here's a crafty keg I snaffled earlier this year from under the nose of Captain Jimn-nxx Fri 02 May 2008 21:04:31 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=18#comment21 Is it a bank holiday weekend in RL? I only ask because the traffic was so awful in LDN this afternoon. Fri 02 May 2008 20:26:51 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=17#comment20 little fluffy person - oh you have my deepest consolations and frugs, it's so easy to do something like that isn't it? Try not to beat yourself up about it though, and it IS worth going and speaking to them about it, because their till wouldn't have balanced would it? and I just know you have an honest face :-) Fri 02 May 2008 18:57:01 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=16#comment19 My-g-l 19,Think I can get away with saying 'pismronunciation'? Fri 02 May 2008 16:29:27 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=16#comment18 Thank you all. It was an old Ronnie Barker gag about a man giving a speech who is always getting his worms muddled up and using the wrong worm in a sentence and therefore giving it an entirely different meaning.Thanks fred (6) for the (III)D beerUTT(8) That's spooky being 10 miles from Cambs in Narfaak (as pronounced locally)(11) eddie you're too kind<('o')> Fri 02 May 2008 14:22:26 GMT+1 littleFluffyFi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=15#comment17 ooh I agree, what a lovely intro - and just what I need. Mind if I grab one of these loungers and chill out for a while? RL getting the better of me........just realised (when I went to pay for lunch and found an empty purse), that I was not given my £20 cashback last night in T**co's - and having younger child with me trying to grab all the carrier bags at the checkout, somewhat distracted me and I forgot to ask.....grrr! Don't think I kept the receipt to prove it either as I only bought milk.... Now I know food prices have risen at a ridiculous rate, but nearly £22 for 4 pints of milk is excessive! I need to lie down and cry..........xx Fri 02 May 2008 14:06:56 GMT+1 Perky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=14#comment16 I'll just be changing into my thinking cap then . . . Fri 02 May 2008 12:43:05 GMT+1 eddiemair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=13#comment15 Yes, why not? email them to pm@bbc.co.uk and put BEACH INTROS in caps in the subject line. Then they'll have a fighting chance... Fri 02 May 2008 12:34:39 GMT+1 RichTeabiscuit http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=12#comment14 I went to a Maceo Parker gig last night (James Brown's legendary sax player). Funkier than a very funky thing. Today the sun is out, I am wearing my funky shades and using the word 'funk' a lot (funkalot, hey I like that). Would somebody please Pass the Peas? And is it time for my medication yet? Fri 02 May 2008 12:23:25 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=11#comment13 Its bright today in RL. Must find my sunglasses. Fri 02 May 2008 11:58:03 GMT+1 Perky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_59.shtml?page=10#comment12 Aw, thanks, Eddie. The brim's wide enough for two to share, don't you think? ;)Can we send in more beach intros? I think I missed that game, but there have been some lovely ones so far.Mezze-type food on the bar for those who have an appetite. I'm off for a swim - leaving my hat behind, if not my inhibitions, so I hope it's still here when I get back . . . Fri 02 May 2008 11:56:31 GMT+1