Comments for en-gb 30 Thu 30 Jul 2015 00:15:22 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at lucien desgai Happy Birthday to YouHappy Birthday to YouHappy Birthday Dear EddieHappy Birthday to You!Can I have a corner slice please? Fri 12 Nov 2010 06:08:01 GMT+1 Lady_Sue *tiptoes over the dunes* *rummages in box for birthday bunting** @ ~ # ^ % @ % ^ # ~ @ * @@ * * @ ~ # ^ % @ % ^ # ~ @ * @@ **sets birthday cake on table*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![[[[[[[[[[[[[[[][[[[[[[[[[[[[[[][thinks] Hope the candles don't set fire to the bar. Fri 12 Nov 2010 05:05:43 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Ellis, I've found a bawbee Shall we?Yes we shall.*click... clunk buzz... thunkHappy Birthday Eddie! Face for the Radio The View, a Dundee Band. Thu 11 Nov 2010 20:18:45 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Aha, here's a piece of a piece of eight...Absolute Beginners from David Bowie Thu 11 Nov 2010 20:05:26 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Meanwhile, here goes the Thursday night autoplay....A day in the lifeThe Beatles Thu 11 Nov 2010 19:43:40 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Ellis, Ellis!, ... come here now! Need moneyWhat's up Natilya?You wanted something perfect for Eddie! It's here - number gmH9IJ something something 40g on the Jukebox LOOKOkay, let's go find some money... there must be some around here somewhere. Thu 11 Nov 2010 19:34:47 GMT+1 Lady_Sue I'm so beached out. Having a whale of a time. *chuckles to self at own joke while skipping down sand dunes towards fridge where screw-top bottle of chilled chardonnay awaits* Thu 11 Nov 2010 19:20:20 GMT+1 Alan_N Do you live in an igloo Ellis? Thu 11 Nov 2010 19:03:35 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter I think I may be adding chilli to my dish tonight. I took the meat out of the freezer after breakfast.It's still frozen solid... Thu 11 Nov 2010 17:22:46 GMT+1 davmcn And if Fifi substitutes chocolate for soy sauce or yoghurt, she will have that Mexican chicken dish.Choucroute, manchons, and new potatoes here tonight. Thu 11 Nov 2010 17:01:29 GMT+1 davmcn Anne P 306, Did your daughter enjoy the archaeology? Remember, I started with 10 weeks in Winchester in 1970 and am married and living in St Albans 40 years later. Thu 11 Nov 2010 16:56:31 GMT+1 Alan_N Careful your bucket doesn't blow away. Thu 11 Nov 2010 15:02:14 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter And in defiance to the forecasters, the sea has calmed down, the skies are blue, the birds are chirruping merrily and the sun is shining on this blessed place.Wonderful. I might build a sandcastle... Thu 11 Nov 2010 13:23:02 GMT+1 DiY wellie boots and inside out umbrellas seem to be the order of the day in RL at the moment here in No folk.The rain is actually going sideways quicker than it is coming down! Thu 11 Nov 2010 12:28:16 GMT+1 Fifi When I first sat down to work, I had to adjust the blind because a shaft of sunshine was dazzling me. Now I'm putting lights on because it's so dark out there. And I have to GO out there later! Brrrrrr.... Thu 11 Nov 2010 10:11:22 GMT+1 davmcn I prefer saffron. Thu 11 Nov 2010 09:50:10 GMT+1 davmcn Sid 305, No, play it for me and I'll hum along. Thu 11 Nov 2010 09:47:54 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Sid - No but Leonid does, he'll play it when he's caught the tables and chairs ;-) Thu 11 Nov 2010 09:46:39 GMT+1 Anne P Ellis @304 eldest daughter spent 6 months on Shetland on an archaeology placement (and she won't fly)- I know about the ferry! Also had a cousin who lived up your way and I've seen the size and thickness of the old stone roof tiles. Thu 11 Nov 2010 09:41:28 GMT+1 Sindy 304. Ellis P OtterEllis - d'you know your piano's sliding round the deck? Thu 11 Nov 2010 09:02:36 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter If you think the Shetland ferry is rough (doesn't matter if you don't get that), you should see outside my window this morning...I reserve a warm but sheltered spot close to Nick's Thu 11 Nov 2010 09:00:06 GMT+1 DiY Morning Peeps & Froggerstea, coffee and crossaunts await at NC'sRL is wet and 'orrible so I am staying here today!:-) Thu 11 Nov 2010 08:37:14 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter I always overdo the turmeric. Though I agree it's a brilliant spice. Wed 10 Nov 2010 21:04:00 GMT+1 DiY Dumplings...dumplings.....get yer lovely Sprout based dumpling 'ere! Wed 10 Nov 2010 20:57:05 GMT+1 Big Sister Sid, it is indeed underestimate by many, though the medical world is aware of its many beneficial attributes! Wed 10 Nov 2010 20:17:18 GMT+1 U14680399 This post has been Removed Wed 10 Nov 2010 20:00:51 GMT+1 Sindy Turmeric is one of my favourites - much underestimated, I feel. Wed 10 Nov 2010 19:28:57 GMT+1 Gillianian Fifi - try that mixture again with yoghurt instead of soy sauce, and you've got yourself tandoori chicken ;o)It was good old-fashioned stew for us tonight - it would have been even better with dumplings. Wed 10 Nov 2010 19:13:54 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Fifi - the error was the turmeric, you have to be careful with that stuff... it's more flavoursome than it ought to be. Wed 10 Nov 2010 19:06:15 GMT+1 Fifi I can tell you that Fearless Fred's Fabulous Fowl recipe does require paprika. No other mixture, such as the cayenne/turmeric/cumin blend I whistled up when I realised there was no paprika, doesn't do. Smells lovely, but it's far too sweet.Still... interesting experiment! Wed 10 Nov 2010 18:24:18 GMT+1 davmcn Of course, there was a song I Am My Own Grandpa. Wed 10 Nov 2010 17:09:54 GMT+1 davmcn Good, weell-behaved students. Probably from Oxford. Wed 10 Nov 2010 17:08:25 GMT+1 davmcn Are fiddling expenses cat gut or horse hair? Wed 10 Nov 2010 17:06:59 GMT+1 davmcn I refer you to Ed McMahon... Wed 10 Nov 2010 17:04:39 GMT+1 davmcn Heeeeeere's Eddie! Wed 10 Nov 2010 17:00:17 GMT+1 davmcn Re 287: As they say. "Waste not, whatnot." Wed 10 Nov 2010 16:59:25 GMT+1 davmcn Nearly time for PM. Gotta go put on a tie and comb my hair for Eddie. Wed 10 Nov 2010 16:57:00 GMT+1 davmcn Chicken in a white sauce with mushrooms over tangled telly tonight. The chicken was left over from a meal at the pub on Sunday. Wed 10 Nov 2010 16:52:41 GMT+1 davmcn PN 285, I preferred the Cumberland bit. Don't know why... Wed 10 Nov 2010 16:48:33 GMT+1 DiY And shovelling up the Augean Stable-sized steaming pile he left behind in the Oval Office, is B. Hussein Obama II at the wheel of an industrial digger.Even funnier!;-) Wed 10 Nov 2010 16:45:06 GMT+1 davmcn Somebody wrote a column in the Indy including a bit about Boosh's new book. He said Boosh walked behind his dog with a plastic bag to pick up the Cumberland sausages it dropped. Ha ha, Cumberland sausages, very funny! Wed 10 Nov 2010 16:31:23 GMT+1 davmcn I don't have any daughters, but my wife has three. So are her six grandchildren mine? (No dirty replies necessary.) Wed 10 Nov 2010 16:27:45 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Mrs Cardium, were you thinking about the Afternoon Play before it was broadcast?I wasn't named after anybody, my parents just picked names they liked for us kids.Now what's in the fridge for dinner? *rummage ... rummage* Wed 10 Nov 2010 15:55:03 GMT+1 Big Sister ... whereas noses run in ours, Sid ;o) Wed 10 Nov 2010 14:12:18 GMT+1 Sindy Long legs run in my family. Wed 10 Nov 2010 14:07:59 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse I was named after my father and grandfather. In fact, I was named ages after they were. Wed 10 Nov 2010 13:44:08 GMT+1 Anna Cardium Thought for today,It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag. Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC Wed 10 Nov 2010 13:43:56 GMT+1 Big Sister I was named after my mother and grandmother. Sisters galore, in fact ;o) Wed 10 Nov 2010 13:41:28 GMT+1 DiY I am named after after my father and grandfather as well!I come from a great line of nutts.:-) Wed 10 Nov 2010 13:25:36 GMT+1 Stewart_M Sis, I blooming well hope not. Wed 10 Nov 2010 12:42:50 GMT+1 Big Sister I won't ask their names, Stewart, but have any given birth recently? - Okay, no need to answer that one. The silliness is infectious, it would appear ;o) Wed 10 Nov 2010 12:37:26 GMT+1 Stewart_M 2. Wed 10 Nov 2010 12:26:56 GMT+1 Big Sister Perhaps you are ..... Hm, how many daughters do you have, Stewart? ;o) Wed 10 Nov 2010 12:09:34 GMT+1 Anne P Stewart @265 - so did I :-) Wed 10 Nov 2010 12:09:27 GMT+1 Stewart_M Nice to know I am named after Justine's Father :-Enough Sillyness from me I think. Wed 10 Nov 2010 12:01:31 GMT+1 Big Sister No, sorry - that did sound a bit obscure! After Ed's grandfather, though the baby's full names are Samuel Stewart Thornton Miliband - Stewart being Justine's father. I gather the elder child also bears the name 'Thornton', which reminds me that both my grandmother and my mother in law added their father's surname as an additional forename in the case of their male offspring. Wed 10 Nov 2010 11:49:23 GMT+1 Stewart_M After Ed's Grandad or minimil's grandad?, which would be Ed's or Ed's Partner's Dad. Wed 10 Nov 2010 11:44:09 GMT+1 Big Sister News just in: Ed Miliband will name minimili mk 2 after his grandfather, Samuel. Wed 10 Nov 2010 11:14:55 GMT+1 Gillianian By Jiminy, Stewart....!I'm too late for breakfast, but does anyone fancy cheese on toast for elevenses? Wed 10 Nov 2010 10:38:33 GMT+1 Stewart_M I mis-read this as Cricketers!! Wed 10 Nov 2010 10:27:04 GMT+1 davmcn PN 260, The Burrowed Frow is closed for comments. Wed 10 Nov 2010 10:11:44 GMT+1 Sindy 262. P NuttI nearly panicked there - I thought you said Scrumpy from Eton ... Wed 10 Nov 2010 09:56:32 GMT+1 DiY looking good Ellis and there is a some Cheese from Hawes and some Scrumpy from Exton as well.:o) Tue 09 Nov 2010 20:32:35 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Back to the old friendlies up at this end of the bar with a heartwarming borscht.A pumpkin starter sounds great P Nutt...This could be an evening where the snoring starts early but very contentedly ^_^ Tue 09 Nov 2010 19:22:54 GMT+1 DiY Dave 258...try The Furrowed Brow for RL trouble and strife!:-p Tue 09 Nov 2010 19:13:38 GMT+1 DiY Evening Peeps,A fresh batch of Pumpkin & Chilli broth awaits at NC's for those with no taste buds!Enjoy! Tue 09 Nov 2010 19:12:33 GMT+1 davmcn As there is no longer a thread dedicated to serious discussions, I'll make my point here.I remember cricket being played in the US ages ago by people from India, Pakistan, and other countries in that part of the world. A lot of the players were in the medical profession and worked in hospitals. Nobody made any mention as to whether they were Muslims, Sikhs, or Christians. Can non-Muslims play in that Police-led league in NY? If not, why not?Hash brown potatoes. Tue 09 Nov 2010 17:44:08 GMT+1 Alan_N 255 - You say tomato...256 - The glass box recipe might be a bit crunchy. Tue 09 Nov 2010 17:21:25 GMT+1 davmcn AN 252, To what? Stolen Glass boxes or seaweed? Tue 09 Nov 2010 17:14:43 GMT+1 davmcn AN 254, And full of iodine for people with thyroid problems. That's eye-o-dine, not eye-o-deen. Tue 09 Nov 2010 17:09:32 GMT+1 Alan_N Add the seaweed for an interesting variation on bubble and squeak. Tue 09 Nov 2010 11:47:54 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Alan - It's a potato cake! Tue 09 Nov 2010 11:32:09 GMT+1 Alan_N Dave - it's an homage. ;-) Tue 09 Nov 2010 10:53:13 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter I made so much mashed potato last night that I now have the opportunity to present a big fried tattie cake to go with your elevenses.Unusual but delicious! Tue 09 Nov 2010 10:48:50 GMT+1 davmcn EPO 248, What is an excess of seaweed? Tue 09 Nov 2010 10:48:30 GMT+1 davmcn Now I'm not casting nasturtiums, but it appears that somebody here (name provided) is stealing old Glass Box photos and using them, er, um, elsewhere. Tue 09 Nov 2010 10:29:45 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter *takes up rake to clear sea front of excess seaweed*This could take a while... Mon 08 Nov 2010 23:50:08 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Nataliya has told me she's going to be the voice of the weekly wind-up on the Glass Box next weekend.This is not good. But, because Heather declared it was a one off for her, I'm playing along. Stupid Ellis, thinking he could control the women folk, again... Mon 08 Nov 2010 23:46:36 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Zoiks, there's neeps in my mash too! Mon 08 Nov 2010 20:23:34 GMT+1 Gillianian How spooky - bangers amd mash here in RL too, with bashed neeps ;o) Mon 08 Nov 2010 20:19:21 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Bangers and Mash on the menu tonight!With my special onion and leek mixture with special herbs and spices.Nataliya has gone into a mood of contemplation/obfuscation/encrustation - not sure which, she said it in Russian. All I know is she look like she's thinking deeply about stuff and I don't feel safe disturbing her.So, you'll have to serve yourselves Mon 08 Nov 2010 20:09:35 GMT+1 Big Sister Stewart (234): I think the point has been made to him several times over - and I gather he's all prepped up to go down there! ;) Mon 08 Nov 2010 18:14:53 GMT+1 Sindy 240. davmcnI prefer the Simon Rattle version ... Mon 08 Nov 2010 18:14:32 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter I heard that on Sunday and burst out laughing when I heard the tummy rumble... hoping it was Kirsty! Mon 08 Nov 2010 18:11:04 GMT+1 davmcn Hey, Eddie just played one of my Desert Island Discs choices by John Cage. Mon 08 Nov 2010 17:53:17 GMT+1 davmcn Fifi 232, Freeloading, eh? Mon 08 Nov 2010 17:31:46 GMT+1 Anna Cardium Just in!MILLION MILLIONAIRES MARCH PLANNEDTO SAVE BUSH TAX CUTS Mon 08 Nov 2010 16:45:14 GMT+1 davmcn fJd 236, He must have smothered his brother Dickie. Mum always preferred him. Mon 08 Nov 2010 16:25:11 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn David, 229Tommy smothers? Mon 08 Nov 2010 13:10:47 GMT+1 Big Sister Ellis, we took Monty over the Aqueduct last summer. I think his head for heights was better than mine, though - or was it the way the sides of the trough wobbled when the canalboat hit the sides? ;o) Mon 08 Nov 2010 13:10:23 GMT+1 Stewart_M Big Sis, Lets hope he remembers to turn up at the Registry office for this one :-)Sid Different Morris Mon 08 Nov 2010 13:07:59 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn Fifi,Maybe you should start acting your age then? Mon 08 Nov 2010 13:04:20 GMT+1 Fifi Today I am being taken out to lunch by a pensioner. Tomorrow I'm being given dinner by a couple of pensioners. Something wrong here! Mon 08 Nov 2010 12:59:35 GMT+1 Sindy 230. Ellis P OtterI was listening Ellis - good prog, eh? Mon 08 Nov 2010 12:46:33 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter Elevenses, consisting of tea, coffee and doughnuts for a change :)I remember a terrific childhood holiday on the Llangollen canal, our beloved collie discovered he suffered from vertigo on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, while one of my brothers and I discovered we didn't and scared our parents half to death... I fell in the canal in the Chirk tunnel when the tow path disappeared. Oh how we laughed!This will make more sense if your radio is on and tuned to R4... Mon 08 Nov 2010 11:27:37 GMT+1 davmcn fJd 222, Do you mean Charles Rennie Tummy-Soother? Mon 08 Nov 2010 10:45:44 GMT+1 davmcn I've hear that a certain person here is growing pumpkins on Farmville on her facebook thingy entry. Mon 08 Nov 2010 10:43:35 GMT+1 Anna Cardium 222. funnyJoedunnDunno, but Wendell Berry said not to ownn so much stuff that you're glad to see your house catch fire....Welcome Minimiliband!Slainte Mon 08 Nov 2010 10:35:13 GMT+1 davmcn BS 223, They say that one in five of all children born is Chinese. The next three had better not be. Mon 08 Nov 2010 10:33:16 GMT+1 Sindy Morris. Mon 08 Nov 2010 10:32:28 GMT+1