Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml en-gb 30 Mon 06 Jul 2015 20:36:29 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml Phoenix http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=99#comment286 Can we have more than one saga on the Beach?How about one about a future king, a roue Prince Hal figure with a ruthless streak.The early years taken with a one sided love affair designed to secure the line.Now, in 1210, with his old paramour in holy matrimony, his future kingdom is in disarray, the capital of his kingdom overrun by the great unwashed.So on his charger, he. And into a group of unruly citizens, he drives his charger. With men at arms in bellicose attendance and his hunting partner by his side.Injuries left and right, the citizens only armed with fists. A right royal commanding performance.His mother queen and pugnacious father decide this lawlessness is too feeble to justify any immediate accession.'If he'd put one or two of them to the sword...''Or at least turned his charger round for a second attack''The gal's got more spunk than him''Was it HER idea to mow the villeins down?'TO BE CONTINUED Fri 10 Dec 2010 23:54:27 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=99#comment285 Ellis, read that 285 back...Oops Nataliya, it does look wrong doesn't it?Da, have you been drinking?No, but I'm thinking about taking a glass nowBest offer the pretty Lady some Old Pulteny and hope all is forgivenGood plan Nataliya ;-) Fri 10 Dec 2010 22:51:58 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=98#comment284 wanders in and admires the new decorative canopies...and wanders out again, shaking head at the lack of maintenance nowadaysTutt, tutt, that Muir fellow... fabulous radio presenter but rubbish housekeeper. I blame the whoever posted before me for the state we have inherited. Fri 10 Dec 2010 22:39:14 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=98#comment283 Are they the kind of canopies that appear overhead, or the kind you can eat? Fri 10 Dec 2010 21:29:33 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=98#comment282 Mist PM tonight, will have to use the iPlayer at NC's and catch up later.In the mean time a tray of canopies and some drinkies are available. Fri 10 Dec 2010 19:18:07 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=97#comment281 Don't usually get to hear PM on a friday. Eddie was highly amusing during the letters bit. Best not tell him though. Fri 10 Dec 2010 19:13:47 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=97#comment280 A cannibal is holding a head up for a woman to identify as her husband. She says, "No, that's not him, he was a lot taller than that." Fri 10 Dec 2010 17:01:36 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=97#comment279 I learned something today that might interest others here. Never send somebody an email that they might send to a lot of other people. Especially one where you try to psychoanalyze how another person thinks or acts. Fri 10 Dec 2010 16:58:58 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=96#comment278 Peeps, don't forget to turn the Sprouts down to a gentle simmer tomorrow, don't want them over cooked for the 25th do we.:-) Fri 10 Dec 2010 16:57:05 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=96#comment277 Hey Pooter, you missed some on the ninth. Get busy! Fri 10 Dec 2010 16:29:17 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=96#comment276 Then a 3rd cannibal turns up late for dinner, so they give him the cold shoulder.He complains and says "I don't like your sister much".And the 1st cannibal replies "Well you can leave her, just eat the vegtables". Fri 10 Dec 2010 16:28:05 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=95#comment275 Sid....have you started pulling your Christmas Crackers? The 1st cannibal says "Your Mrs makes a lovely roast".2nd cannibal says "Yes I'm going to miss her".Boom...boom Fri 10 Dec 2010 16:27:12 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=95#comment274 Mr. Horse, I hope you had a happy day and are enjoying another fine one today. Mind those chickens... Fri 10 Dec 2010 12:09:04 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=95#comment273 Two clowns eating a cannibal. First clown, "I don't like dark meat." Second clown, "That's not funny." Fri 10 Dec 2010 10:36:51 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=94#comment272 Who do you think you are kidding Mr Nitpicker? Fri 10 Dec 2010 10:28:05 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=94#comment271 Sid, PS I was guessing. I don't spend all day Googling like some people. Fri 10 Dec 2010 10:10:51 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=94#comment270 Sid, How dare you use the word Hitler here! Fri 10 Dec 2010 10:09:11 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=93#comment269 Lady Sue - I'm almost offended! Fri 10 Dec 2010 09:34:30 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=93#comment268 268. P NuttTwo cannibals eating a clown. First cannibal: Does this taste funny to you? Fri 10 Dec 2010 09:27:15 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=93#comment267 Morning Peeps!Thanks MiladyMore coffee, tea, toast and a fine selection scrambled, poached and coddled eggs also awaits at NC's.The Big Sister Tonker of Orange Delights has topped up the Juice Fountain.So eat heartily, be of good cheer and have a fiendishly funny Friday. Fri 10 Dec 2010 07:23:28 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=92#comment266 ... or heard? Morning all. Just up to rekindle the beach bonfire but it looks like Mr. Horse's birthday candles have kept it going overnight. I suppose he'll come clip-clopping along later with a hangover. Best get some coffee on then... Fri 10 Dec 2010 06:37:51 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=92#comment265 Been doing a spot of entertaining of the elderly this evening. By golly they enjoy a good dirty joke! A double entendre is the best cure for deafness you've ever seen. Thu 09 Dec 2010 23:48:42 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=91#comment264 Obviously something in the air tonight... Nataliya, it's round and small, what do you reckon?It's a washer!Is that what they're called? Grand...Yes, let's go grand being as it's the only piece I can tolerate and you love it.Ballet?Yes, balletOh, cuddlesTchaikovsky - The Nutcracker with good intentions.Hmmmm Thu 09 Dec 2010 21:13:41 GMT+1 Phoenix http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=91#comment263 Can't decide which is the better version, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8zmkzshUvEor this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUc9RARCGpo&NR=1There's a David Bowie song with a similar title but different sentiment. Thu 09 Dec 2010 20:41:42 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=91#comment262 Ellis, a crooked sixpence?It'll do...Clunck... whizzz...Things can only get better Thu 09 Dec 2010 20:31:38 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=90#comment261 Sorry Miss Hata, dodgy black market reading glasses made your eyes brownPlease, have this on the houseLeonid (via Ellis) Thu 09 Dec 2010 20:23:38 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=90#comment260 OTAT: no supermarkets here, old chap... this is the Beach. Perhaps you should visit http://pmglassbox.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/daily-glass-box-9-december-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-2551 where I know there are several old chums longing to welcome you. Leonid, you are a savior but you must focus dear, focus... you are either talking to Moi (Lady Sue) or Mata... an exotic creature from a film Noir (only there are bits in colour, like the conventional red trim on the black silk dresses and her flashing green eyes...). Thu 09 Dec 2010 20:01:16 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=90#comment259 That's not my twin Lady Sue, it's a new very clean mirrorMay I offer you a long vodka? We take 2 shots vodka, 1 whole lime, lemonade and angostura bitters. I use a large glass and sprinkle in about 5 drops of bitters turn the glass so that the bitters are spread all round the glass. take 1 whole lime, half it and squeeze the juice into the glass and rub one half round the rim and then put it in the glass. add vodka top with lemonade.You like?Ellis and Nataliya are off searching for a coin to put in the jukebox but there have been so few tourists, maybe they find nothingLeonid (via Ellis) Thu 09 Dec 2010 19:55:39 GMT+1 Phoenix http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=89#comment258 Down to the supermarket where a large cauli was a quid yesterday and 3 for two quid last week.....where, for goodness sake, they're one pound forty and the one I bought was 70 percent stalk.Is it 'cos they're white nd can't be found in the snow or what?The only way I can afford stuff like that is by picking up the coppers the youngsters throw down in disgust (In one school, the staff picked up 42 quid in a term, I'm told. Goodness, that's 30 caulis for them) Thu 09 Dec 2010 19:42:26 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=89#comment257 252. davmcnSo, what was 'Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Hitler?' written for? Thu 09 Dec 2010 19:15:10 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=89#comment256 Oh and before you get sassy, here's the missing comma , from the last sentence. Thu 09 Dec 2010 19:01:12 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=88#comment255 Meanwhile, on another, less festive, far more serious and important part of the beach, Mata Hari-Kari lit a candle in order better to see the contents of the mysterious package that had arrived by courier camel earlier that day. "Damn", she swore under her breath, "I nearly broke a nail." She took her dragon encrusted dagger from the top of her stocking and slid the blade neatly under the lip of the envelope... ... opening it to reveal ..."Sacre bleu!" She exclaimed, "Art immitating life?" A book entitled 'Diggles and the Mata Hari-Kari Mission' fell out of the package and (in shock) out of her beautifully manicured hands onto the bamboo table. Recovering herself she determined to stroll across the beach to NC's bar and order a double whiskey before she attempted a single word.The only "single word" on her mind was 'Diggles'. She sat at the bar and caught Leonid's eye. That wasn't hard. In her tight, black, figure-hugging silk dress with the high Chinese collar and the red trim... she caught everyone's eye. "A double Leonid. Make it snappy." Thu 09 Dec 2010 18:56:15 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=88#comment254 @^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@Clip-cloppy Birthday to you,Clip-cloppy Birthday to you,Clip-cloppy Birthday Mr. Hoar-----oars---sssseeee,Clip-cloppy Birthday to you - oooo www! and...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![[[[[[[[[[[[[[]]]]]]]]]]]]]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[[[[[[[[[[[[[[]]]]]]]]]]]]]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[[[[[[[[[[[[[[]]]]]]]]]]]]]Triple chocolate layer oatcake! *pop* *pop* *pop* *pop* *pop* *pop* Champers to celebrate our favourite beach equine! Thu 09 Dec 2010 18:40:49 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=88#comment253 What about Mrs Stewart_M?(I'll be on the Naughty Veranda if anyone needs me!) Thu 09 Dec 2010 17:28:32 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=87#comment252 Any of those oats going spare. Not had oats for ages. Thu 09 Dec 2010 17:11:53 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=87#comment251 Sid 233, 'Who do you think you are fooling, Mr Hitler' was actually written for Dads' Army. Thu 09 Dec 2010 17:02:15 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=87#comment250 Too early for a little wine? Thu 09 Dec 2010 16:54:57 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=86#comment249 This post has been Removed Thu 09 Dec 2010 16:35:42 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=86#comment248 Thanks for the cake, Mr Nutt. I'll have a slice as a treat after I've had my oats. Thu 09 Dec 2010 14:32:02 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=86#comment247 Birthday cake for occasional equine peeps now available at NC's.;-) Thu 09 Dec 2010 14:17:23 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=85#comment246 Morning Peeps!Coffee, tea, toast and a fine selection of mammalades awatis at NC's.The Big Sister Tonker of Orange Delights has topped up the Juice Fountain.So eat heartily, be of good cheer and have a ticklish, terrific Thursday.BTW, message from DiY & Sproutghost. Not to worry if you haven't received your copy but they say "Diggles is in the post....Diggles is in the post!What ever that means! Thu 09 Dec 2010 07:21:16 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=85#comment245 Oh! Look - a skinny-dipping camel! Well, I never... Wed 08 Dec 2010 23:21:20 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=85#comment244 Nataliya?What?It's very quiet... the camels are sleeping, shall we take a swim in the warm blue water?After that ale... is it wise?I am not wise, come onda, very good plan Wed 08 Dec 2010 21:44:32 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=84#comment243 Ellis@239: oh that "I was asleep"... ah yes. Isn't Caine brilliant? Actually they all are - a case of perfect casting. Chicken? You've got food? We're just melting some nutritious snow. Oh, no we're not! Forgot, am on lovely warm beach. Thank goodness for that. Never mind the 'warm beer' (so like the book I'm reading but it would have been 'small' beer... not that I studied English at uni, or anything) I've just made a vat of hot whiskey. Though why I fancy that when it is so melting on the beach. *sob**sobs turn to icicles* Wed 08 Dec 2010 17:40:13 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=84#comment242 Blooming heck, it's nearly five o'clock. Warm beer anyone, medieval style, heated with a red hot poker!Tastes rubbish by the way, but does the job... Wed 08 Dec 2010 16:57:25 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=83#comment241 sausage and egg geralds now available at The Swan, sorry, I mean NC's;o) Wed 08 Dec 2010 13:03:49 GMT+1 Anne P http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=83#comment240 Morning all, I've brought maple syrup and cinnamon for the porridge to celebrate release from a broadband-free snow scene. Quite happy to have to stay indoors and admire the snow, can manage without post for a week, but no broadband...... Wed 08 Dec 2010 08:49:29 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=83#comment239 Morning Peeps!Freshly made Tea, coffee, crossaunts and piping hot porridge now available at NC's.The Big Sister Tonker of Orange Delights has topped up The Juice Fountain.So eat heartily, be of good cheer and have a wibbly, wonderful Wednesday. Wed 08 Dec 2010 07:09:46 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=82#comment238 238 - No he isn't, Leonid is!237 - Bromhead is woken by Chard on the morning after the first night of the siege. (says Leonid)BTW - This Chicken is certainly hitting the spot but being as I'm eating twelve times normal consumption for temperature conservation you'd better be quick if you want some! Tue 07 Dec 2010 21:26:16 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=82#comment237 I think that lorryload of cling film might be for Mr Nutt & his soupy packed lunches. I have a feeling it's an effort not destined for success..."I was asleep" is a quote from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius. Ellis is much more cultured than we thought! Tue 07 Dec 2010 21:17:34 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=82#comment236 P Nutt, you can't "pack lunch" a soup. Squidgy at best. Ellis, 'Zulu' one of my favourite films ever and can quote most of it... where is "I was asleep"? Tue 07 Dec 2010 21:00:30 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=81#comment235 Ellis is busy doing something with garlic, chilli and chickenhas anyone contacted the Garlic, Chilli & Chicken Protection League?I have taken the liberty of warming a large jug of Scrumpy and added some seasonal flavouring to it. Nutmeg, clove and not forgetting the essence of Sprout.Enjoy!I have a large batch of Pumpkin, Carrot and Chilli soup chilling.But it needs a good whiz and a large portion of fresh cream if it is to be ready for packed lunches for the rest of this week.:-D Tue 07 Dec 2010 20:19:38 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=81#comment234 Hrmph... whazzupI was asleep. Quote from film ZuluVery quiet at Nick's these days.Ellis is busy doing something with garlic, chilli and chickenExpect it will be delicious eventually.Now, we'll need the tough glassesTuesdays... every week there's a TuesdayLeonid (via Ellis P Otter) Tue 07 Dec 2010 19:09:25 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=81#comment233 Knock if off boys... P Nutt, the butter was out of the fridge, Eeejit. That was the whole point! Sid! (I've had to delete several sentences I've just composed as they all appear far to naughty so...) ... straight to the naughty sand-dune for you!Hot whiskey, anyone? G&T? Vino collapso? I have an entire cocktail cabinet at my disposal. Where's Leonid? I need to pass over some orders. Tue 07 Dec 2010 18:54:45 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=80#comment232 232. P NuttHmmm, another one of your famous massages coming up, eh? Don't forget to prick her all over - we don't want her bursting on the beach! Tue 07 Dec 2010 18:49:05 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=80#comment231 If Lady Sue pops back, woodge you tell her I have taken the butter out of the fridge, and it is now just right for spreadin':o) Tue 07 Dec 2010 18:43:25 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=80#comment230 P Nutt, that cork out of bottle thing was amazing! I must be easily amused - there was another with a phone book and a full bottle of wine equally clever. Oh, time to listen to Our Glorious Leader, make the dog food and (best of all) pour some liquid refreshment (not faux). Tue 07 Dec 2010 17:07:09 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=79#comment229 jonnie 222, Careful where you push it. Tue 07 Dec 2010 16:34:15 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=79#comment228 It's a quiet day on the Helldesk!;-PHetty is having afternoon tea in a Hendon cafe. On an adjacent table, Mary is also having tea. Mary leans over towards Hetty and says, "Excuse me asking, but are you Jewish?""Why yes I am," replies Hetty."I thought so," says Mary, "you have a Jewish holiday this week, don’t you?""Yes we do, it’s called Rosh Hashanah.""Is that when you light a different coloured candle every night?" asks Mary."Oh no," says Hetty, "that's Chanukah.""Then is it the one when you’re not allowed to eat any bread?" asks Mary."No, that's Passover," says Hetty, "Rosh Hashanah is when we blow the Shofar.""That's really nice," says Mary, "that's what I admire about you Jewish people – you’re so good to the staff.":-D Tue 07 Dec 2010 16:17:55 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=79#comment227 cork, bottle out of! Tue 07 Dec 2010 16:06:19 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=78#comment226 The Indians asked their Chief in autumn if the winter was going to be cold or not. Not really knowing an answer, the chief replies that the winter was going to be cold and that the members of the village were to collect wood to be prepared.Being a good leader, he then went to the next phone booth and called the National Weather Service and asked, "Is this winter to be cold?"The man on the phone responded, "This winter is going to be quite cold indeed."So the Chief went back to speed up his people to collect even more wood to be prepared. A week later he called the National Weather Service again, "Is it going to be a very cold winter?""Yes", the man replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter."So the Chief goes back to his people and orders them to go and find every scrap of wood they can find. Two weeks later he calls the National Weather Service again: "Are you absolutely sure that thewinter is going to be very cold?""Absolutely," the man replies, "those Indians are collecting wood like crazy!" Tue 07 Dec 2010 16:04:40 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=78#comment225 What "old trick to get the cork out"? ? ?Hmmm.... jonnie, that easily might be from David. Has he mentioned being hungry yet and missing the fine beach menus? I packed only the minimal picnic for him. Hardtack and water. Faux, of course. Tue 07 Dec 2010 15:57:51 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=78#comment224 In a small southern town there was a "Nativity Scene" that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered me.Snowman The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets.Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left. At a "Quik Stop" on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, yelling at me, "You stupid Yankees never do read the Bible!" I assured her that I did, but simply couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible.She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage. Sticking it in my face she said "See, it says right here, 'The three wise man came from afar.'" Tue 07 Dec 2010 15:55:31 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=77#comment223 careful you dun't let the Genie out of the bottle!;o) Tue 07 Dec 2010 15:47:41 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=77#comment222 Ooo! I want to get home to see if I have a little package ;-) Tue 07 Dec 2010 15:45:07 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=77#comment221 Trying to decipher the message from inside.. can see the words 'dingy' -Oh and what could be 'Lady' - and Ahem! - looks like 'rubbish fake beach'I wonder if it could be from davmcn?I'll take P Nutt's advice and give the cork a push.. Tue 07 Dec 2010 15:43:16 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=76#comment220 push the cork into the bottle, retrieve the message and then use the old trick to get the cork out! Tue 07 Dec 2010 15:31:54 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=76#comment219 I've just discovered a bottle - all corked up still but a message inside. Can't make it out though. It'd be a shame to smash the bottle but the cork is wedged tight... Tue 07 Dec 2010 15:13:43 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=75#comment218 It's 3!Time for a sit down with a cup of tea, some really nice biscuits and a good book.Well two out o' three in't too bad I 'spose!;o) Tue 07 Dec 2010 15:00:08 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=75#comment217 I'm just sneaking a look at one that was delivered to my Aunty Books...Gosh! I didn't realise how much it had grown...but what a neat little package ;o) Tue 07 Dec 2010 14:58:15 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=75#comment216 Oh goodie! I've got one too... wonder what's inside? Tue 07 Dec 2010 14:52:59 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=74#comment215 Hello, here comes the Beach postie, wending his way over the dunes, slinging envelopes left, right and centre ... won't be one for me, never is ...OUCH! Careful, mate - you'll have someone's eye out with that!! Oh - it is for me ... wonder what on earth it could be? Tue 07 Dec 2010 13:58:33 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=74#comment214 LS 212, Brillo? Padding things out? Tue 07 Dec 2010 10:40:56 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=74#comment213 Sid 210, Nope, not gone. I just don't have anything to say, but unlike other here I just don't say it. Tue 07 Dec 2010 10:19:25 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=73#comment212 That's not in a "God speed" Apollo mission kind of way, either. Mon 06 Dec 2010 23:18:05 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=73#comment211 Alan, erk/yuk! Sounds erky/yukky to me. Brillo! Time to load up the beach bonfire, grab a few treats from the NC Bar, grab your latest "hoodunnit", a mug of hot chocoladda, head for your own special hammock, forget the woes of the day (which divine froggers have been so absolutely amazingly wonderful with) and curl up listening to the sounds of the waves gently lapping against the shore while looking up at loadsa diamondy stars. Perfick. Night everyone, God love you and God bless. Mon 06 Dec 2010 23:16:47 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=73#comment210 Ah well, after today's radio here's Michael Parkinson with Cupid Stunt Mon 06 Dec 2010 20:20:36 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=72#comment209 Yup - he's gone, and he ain't a-comin' back. Mon 06 Dec 2010 19:58:10 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=72#comment208 I whittled that rubber dinghy from a rubber tree. The internal tubes were quite tricky. Mon 06 Dec 2010 19:56:41 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=72#comment207 jonnie, you're seeing things. David floated gently out to sea... well, paddled a bit with his one paddle and has disappeared into the West (like all good Americans). Mon 06 Dec 2010 18:34:25 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=71#comment206 jonnie 206, No, you've just been eating too many baked beans. Mon 06 Dec 2010 16:56:29 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=71#comment205 Oh that's a relief I've just spotted davmcn back on the beach and the dingy moored up. Seems it was just a small passing storm... Mon 06 Dec 2010 15:57:48 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=71#comment204 BTW: annasee, I know just what you mean. We have a hoar of a frost here too. Mon 06 Dec 2010 15:04:05 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=70#comment203 Whittle? That was a rubber dinghy, not a canoe Alan so it must be around here somewhere... oh...You know that beach bonfire I had going? In the middle of the night I was hoiking around looking for wood and found this big, hollow bit that burned a treat. Um... you don't suppose? Mon 06 Dec 2010 15:03:08 GMT+1 Alan_N http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=70#comment202 Oh well, I'll just have to whittle another one. Mon 06 Dec 2010 13:48:49 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=70#comment201 Fifi, who were you just chatting to about dinghys? You know David took the last one out hours ago and hasn't been seen since ... Mon 06 Dec 2010 12:14:40 GMT+1 Looternite http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=69#comment200 200. Big SisterThanks. :-) Mon 06 Dec 2010 11:47:46 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=69#comment199 199:http://pmglassbox.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/daily-glass-box-6-december-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-2322 Mon 06 Dec 2010 11:29:32 GMT+1 Looternite http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=68#comment198 Ellis P OtterHow are we to find your alternative place? Mon 06 Dec 2010 11:26:42 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=68#comment197 F 197, Depends on whether you mean crazy-dingy or dirty-dingy. Mon 06 Dec 2010 10:35:54 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=68#comment196 ;o)Even me?? Mon 06 Dec 2010 10:28:47 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=67#comment195 You are all dingy. Mon 06 Dec 2010 10:20:09 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=67#comment194 It's just wet here. Rain. And yet I *still* can't come home. Something wrong here.....! Mon 06 Dec 2010 10:03:06 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=67#comment193 Most beautiful hoar frost on my bit of the Beach this morning. Absolutely stunning. But a glotious blue sky above.Shall we listen to re-runs of J Naughtie this morning, on his accidental way to the Naughty step? Poor man, someone bring him a cup of tea while he's there. Mon 06 Dec 2010 09:01:02 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=66#comment192 Last one to bed, first one up... well, someone has to stoke the beach bonfire. I'll just make some tea and give P Nutt a nudge. He's so much better at doing breakfast than I am. Now... where's my book? I'm going back to the hut for a bit. *nudges P Nutt a bit too hard putting hammock in spin and spilling out secret stash of sprouts*(@~^"@#"@~^"@#~@~^"@#"@~^"@) Mon 06 Dec 2010 06:55:16 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=66#comment191 I say, annasee, that "Russian spy stuff" was most likely going on forever. Amuses me like mad that the reports say there might be as many as 36 spooks... LOL, actually ROFL! So few? Get over yourselves! Alan, don't worry about your dinghy. We can have a whip round to replace same and it has so gone to a good cause. You might even get a knighthood.Faux hot chocolate, anyone? With faux chocolate cookies? Oh... cookie jar empty. Never mind. Night everyone. Mon 06 Dec 2010 01:18:00 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=66#comment190 So all that Russian spy stuff that was going on here for weeks, that was actually real, & going on in Parliament? Wow! How did we do that? Is there anything else we've been writing here about that will turn out to be true? I can't wait to find out! Sun 05 Dec 2010 23:10:35 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=65#comment189 Lucien, where's the comma? No I should not ask that really. Sun 05 Dec 2010 21:25:58 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=65#comment188 I think I'm going to call myself the lying straight man. Sun 05 Dec 2010 20:37:24 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/11/beach_16.shtml?page=65#comment187 OOHHH! get Fifi, Lucien... ;-) Sun 05 Dec 2010 19:56:40 GMT+1