Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 31 Jul 2015 01:49:03 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=99#comment156 I am surprised by the lack of comments about Speedos' here on the beach after tonight's piece. DIY do you go for the full body version or the classic light weight? Thu 05 Jun 2008 21:49:38 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=98#comment155 On ITV tonight, at 9pm..."Therrr wuzzz a murrr durrrrr!" Thu 05 Jun 2008 21:11:47 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=98#comment154 n-n, mallard? Thu 05 Jun 2008 18:20:46 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=97#comment153 Evening everybody?!!Has it been one of those days? Or have we just busted the *news* blog?!!There is a woppingly large puddle in the middle of my lawn at the moment, so the only orthinological ornithological orthilonogorical...birdtype creatures around here are ducks!n-nxx Thu 05 Jun 2008 17:58:27 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=96#comment152 nice one Sid, not seen a Green WP for ages round here but we do get the Lesser Spotted relations visiting us. If it is of any interest we had a Jay on the lawn this morning!They don't often visit because we also have a very rowdy family of Jackdaws that think the garden is only for them! Thu 05 Jun 2008 10:41:23 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=96#comment151 Morning all. Is it time to get up already? Pint of coffee, please, if anyone's near the bar ...I got terribly excited yesterday - we had a green woodpecker in our garden (though only for a minute). It seemed to be watching the squirrel who had been burying peanuts. I wondered if Woody might dig them up ... Thu 05 Jun 2008 09:09:28 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=95#comment150 Feefs, thanks for the peppered salami!as your SO is 'into' lobbing his steel balls about I think I will give visiting your your garden clad in my going-out-visiting-Speedos a miss anyway, jumping pheasant or not! Thu 05 Jun 2008 07:06:15 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=94#comment149 Up unusually early for me... off to town to give away lots of money. What a wheeze!Assorted cereals on the bar for later-rising Froggers. And a huge platter of cured meats and cheeses for those of a continental bent. Anyone ever seen a pheasant trying to leap up to peck a fat-ball? A highly amusing sight but, DIY, I recommend you don't visit my garden in your Speedos just in case.. Thu 05 Jun 2008 06:33:31 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=94#comment148 Morning peeps, foggers and gentle good folk of the beach.Awake early this morning to the sound of Rosie (cat #2) complaing about / at something. Opened curtains to find madam engrossed in the 'let's-chace-the-small-frog-game'.What is it with young cats and wildlife?Caught cat and frog, frog back into the undergrowth, cat indoors for an early breakfast!Anyhoo, coffee brewing and the Kornflakes are ready, tuck in! Thu 05 Jun 2008 05:37:55 GMT+1 holistic-jones http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=93#comment147 The Today programme and PM provided me with a blog post on care of older people:http://hodges-model.blogspot.com/2008/06/here-is-news-giving-200-and-old.htmlIf the link is deleted please google 'Welcome to the QUAD'Thx for the inspiration.Peter Wed 04 Jun 2008 22:48:41 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=92#comment146 Hey this is back to the right way round. Yippee! I'm using thunderbird but does the timer work with Opera? Wed 04 Jun 2008 22:11:06 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=92#comment145 oooh. they fixed the timer. well a little bit. but they didn't enable all the html properly. dissapointing. Wed 04 Jun 2008 18:55:21 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=91#comment144 big sis (144) you should try out the east bay where all good things beyond their sell by date are found. failing that there'll be some independent sellers set up in the rainforest.now. who's for a pimms? Wed 04 Jun 2008 18:54:26 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=91#comment143 Fifi: If you (or any other frogger) knows where I can get the complete Soap (I think there were about 90 episodes, so it may be a tough one!) I'd love to be tipped the wink. Wed 04 Jun 2008 18:38:14 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=90#comment142 Fifi - Northern Exposure - loved it! Has it ever been repeated? I remember being amazed when I looked up Juneau Alaska and found it was south of Shetland! Importance of the Gulf Stream. Wed 04 Jun 2008 18:35:56 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=89#comment141 Big Sister, I am a HUGE fan of Soap. I still quote it regularly, to the puzzlement of most people who don't remember it at all.And whatever happened to Northern Exposure, more recently? (I LOVE the new-look blog. It even remembers I'm Fifi, and not 'an unnamed user' which always sounded slightly seedy to me.) Wed 04 Jun 2008 17:06:12 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=89#comment140 See what happens, yer turn yer back for just five minutes and LOOK what happens. What was at the botty wotty is now at the toppy wotty and what was at the toppy wotty is now at the botty wotty. Or sumfink.Anyhoo, sun, yardarm, is over. Chilled bottles of Macon - Villages Chardonnay at NC's to celebrate! Wed 04 Jun 2008 16:58:45 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=88#comment139 uppsy-daisy! Wed 04 Jun 2008 16:05:55 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=87#comment138 Oh gosh, you are right Anne! Wed 04 Jun 2008 16:00:57 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=87#comment137 Oh, we've been turned upside down ! or should that be right way up ? Wed 04 Jun 2008 15:09:23 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=86#comment136 "You want me to get that?" Wed 04 Jun 2008 14:20:39 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=85#comment135 Confused? You will be ... Wed 04 Jun 2008 14:14:53 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=85#comment134 The Afternoon Play claims to include, in its cast list, Katherine Helmond - a great favourite of mine (and now, I'd imagine, a very senior citizen). How wonderful that she's still acting. How many froggers remember Soap! - some of which is available on YouTube, which I still think was the best ever US comedy, and introduced Billy Crystal, and others, to a UK audience.Happy memories! Wed 04 Jun 2008 13:28:34 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=84#comment133 "This way up ^ "hang on... Wed 04 Jun 2008 13:00:55 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=84#comment132 Anne: Be afraid, be very afraid ...... ;o) Wed 04 Jun 2008 10:49:29 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=83#comment131 Strange things happening on the 'Discuss' thread this morning - weird display in reverse order and instead of being an unnamed user it knows who I am - should I be worried? Wed 04 Jun 2008 10:42:57 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=82#comment130 I'm bringing a crate of 'whatever you fancy' to celebrate the outing of My Glorious Leader as the artist behind the ever-evolving Glass Menagerie.Well done that man/woman/martian! Wed 04 Jun 2008 09:38:02 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=82#comment129 Paging jonnie!Hey, thank you, guy, for the picture of Durdle Door, Dorset.What a beauty! I am going there a week Saturday, poste haste.Can you swim thru' the arch?This Beach is like the one in Lebanon, with warriors from nearby conflicts taking almost convincing R&R between escapades.That beach looks like heaven on earth.PS The photo is superb, far better than any I could (then) find on the net. Wed 04 Jun 2008 09:28:50 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=81#comment128 Morning all, Hello Perky good to see you back - a croissant will suit me nicely thank you.Now which is it to be? one of those tasks I've been putting off since forever, or half an hour in the purple hammock which I see now has a silk lining - no contest. Wed 04 Jun 2008 08:45:26 GMT+1 Perky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=80#comment127 Hi everyone - have been away from the beach for far too long, so am bringing lots of goodies to the bar in the hope I can be forgiven for deserting you. So, brioche, croissants and pastries on the bar along with some strong coffee (help yourself, Eddie) and some Yorkshire tea.I absolutely have to go for a swim now, as I see Appy was out with the buoys earlier in the week and I hate to miss out . . . Wed 04 Jun 2008 08:38:56 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=80#comment126 Feefs, Oh, I got it now. Your SO has been lobbing his balls about again.*bigger snigger* Diy off to the naughty step............ Wed 04 Jun 2008 08:22:56 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=79#comment125 Feefs, anguished pet widow? Wots all that about then?*snigger* Diy Wed 04 Jun 2008 08:20:52 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=78#comment124 Good to hear Ed I is still about, and, I like other froggers miss his updates!Anyhoo, late breakfast this morning, just chilled Cranberry juice and toast being served at NC's. Wed 04 Jun 2008 08:19:15 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=78#comment123 Yes Big Sister, I think you are right. The PM blog, even our beloved Furrowed Brow, doesn't quite give Ed I the forum he needs for his favourite issues. I do miss his updates on the tree house, counting his neighbour's livestock, the various visitors etc though.I am a petanque widow tonight. Anyone fancy a chat at the Cransley? Tue 03 Jun 2008 19:57:51 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=77#comment122 (Sorry, pressed submit too quickly)... but the reassuring thing is that he's still busy arguing his case. I'm sure a number of froggers will be reassured of that. I know I was! Tue 03 Jun 2008 13:52:57 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=77#comment121 The whereabouts of Ed Iglehart?He's still BBC blogging, but elsewhere. Perhaps he'll return to the PM Blog sometime. Perhaps the level of our discussions doesn't inspire him any longer. Perhaps, perhaps ..... Tue 03 Jun 2008 13:51:58 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=76#comment120 This tale is dedicated to my friend John, who's starting his new job as manager of a care home today:It was entertainment night at the senior center and the Amazing Claude was topping the bill.People came from miles around to see the famed hypnotist do his stuff.As Claude went to the front of the meeting room, he announced, "Unlike most hypnotists who invite two or three people up here to be put into a trance, I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience."The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat."I want you each to keep your eye on this antique watch. It's a very special watch. It's been in my family for six generations."He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting, "Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch..."The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch, until, suddenly, it slipped from the hypnotist's fingers and fell to the floor, breaking into a hundred pieces."S**t!" said the hypnotist...It took three weeks to clean up the senior center. Tue 03 Jun 2008 13:34:22 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=75#comment119 You're right, horse, of course (I'm a poet and I know it)You may like to listen again to the programme. It was lovely (if a little sad). Tue 03 Jun 2008 12:44:47 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=75#comment118 Gillian (117) - Didn't he write 'Funnybones' and "Cops & Robbers'? I used to know them off by heart as I read them to the children when they were small. His wife did the illustrations for the books. Tue 03 Jun 2008 12:40:10 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=74#comment117 Gill: I heard that programme too. It was delightful. Thanks for the (mushroom) omelette - So light and fluffy! Tue 03 Jun 2008 12:02:02 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=73#comment116 Well I never! The children's author Allan Ahlberg (whose work I love) is a Black Country man! I've just listened to a lovely R4 programme all about him - and many, many years after running away from home, he's still got his Black Country accent. Bless 'im ;o)I've left some omelettes on the bar, if anyone pops along for lunch. Mine's cheese and chive, and you'll find me in a hammock, reading ''the Jolly Postman'' for the umpteenth time! Tue 03 Jun 2008 11:43:31 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=73#comment115 Oh yes, Selkius, I like that one ...A friend of mine, when asked how she was, used to reply: 'Straining up under the bear.' Always made me laugh. Still does.Back to sleep. Tue 03 Jun 2008 08:51:31 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=72#comment114 Gosh! Is that the time?That hammock.....lulled me off it did.Good thing I heard you cclattering around , DIY.Breakfast? Yes please........Mmmmmmm- lovely!Right- back to the "'Reith''......Mollyxx Tue 03 Jun 2008 08:13:20 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=71#comment113 Hi Molly, hope you stayed over for breakfast!chilled OJ and toast with my favourite lemon marmalade at NC's Tue 03 Jun 2008 07:35:34 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=71#comment112 Helloooo!What's been happening then? Anything exciting?Isn't it funny how you miss the old beach and simply have to pop down and see who'se been doing what.Good AQs on Friday but I didnt catch wwhat the heckler said- what was it?Mollyxx Mon 02 Jun 2008 20:57:07 GMT+1 Selkius_Piscinus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=70#comment111 Sid @ 108, I am very fond of the one I heard when a small boy's mum was asking someone to keep him out of trouble for a few minutes, and the friend said that sounded like Mission Impossible.'Your querilous pest, should you choose to accept it...' Mon 02 Jun 2008 19:47:29 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=70#comment110 Sid, thanks for the tip but Mrs DiY already works for Narfolk CC Unsocial Inservices, Fostering Dept so I think not!n-n, crickey 110% proof, don't you think NASA will miss it? Mon 02 Jun 2008 19:18:07 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=69#comment109 DIY - here, let me pour...it's as strong as you like, I've been brewing it from all those green bananas....Liquor?! I should be so lucky...n-n Mon 02 Jun 2008 18:09:43 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=68#comment108 DI_Wyman - do what we're doing - take up fostering! Mon 02 Jun 2008 17:00:54 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=68#comment107 My favourite Spoonerism of all time - 'Kenneth Baker, the shining wit ...' Mon 02 Jun 2008 17:00:07 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=67#comment106 boo hoo.....son #3 has got his visa for Australia through and has booked his flight for 10pm on July 3rd out of Heathrow!soon it will be yours truly and Mrs DiY rattling around in this big old place.....!i need a glass of something strong....! Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:28:31 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=66#comment105 It's time for PM with Eddie Mair - hurrah! Mon 02 Jun 2008 15:59:58 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=66#comment104 pm Leader, "In another place I got an attack of the Dr Spooners".............wot?You haven't been naughty in the upper Beach have you? Mon 02 Jun 2008 15:23:33 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=65#comment103 failing that a pint of Scrumpy usually does the trick! Mon 02 Jun 2008 15:21:11 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=64#comment102 Thunderbird, 97, try tempting Big Sis with a glass or three of a really good chilled white wine! Mon 02 Jun 2008 15:20:36 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=64#comment101 Big Sis, 99, I prefer mine, long and firm. Mon 02 Jun 2008 15:04:27 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=63#comment100 Isn't the Beach the place to laugh one's troubles away?In another place I got an attack of the Dr Spooners. I found myself busy talking about White Horse and Intermittent Rat. Which is surely how each thinks of themselves and of the other. (Please insert your own joke here, preferably mentioning bananas. (You could fit one in after insert too. (And another one here. Smut is such fun)Smut is such fun)Smut is such fun)So when they're tearing strips off each other and kicking six bells out of each other, maybe they could ask themselves 'Am I the White Horse or the Intermittent Rat (again)?' (Both names blog copywritten)Well. must go. I've got a ticket for the next down drain. Mon 02 Jun 2008 14:12:59 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=63#comment99 Off this afternoon to the Great Smoke to see a Cambridge Footlights retrospective that's being recorded for Radio 4. No idea who'll be there, but they're tempting us with lots of the old greats. Sadly, of course, lots of the old greats are no longer with us, having met early deaths, but it should still be fun.I'll be the one with the loud laugh. :o) Mon 02 Jun 2008 13:37:21 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=62#comment98 T-bird: Sorry, I know it would be modded anyway. But it involves two women, shopping, and soft bananas. That may jog the memories of some other froggers. ;o) Mon 02 Jun 2008 13:31:56 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=61#comment97 jonnie (96) - Unfortunately not all Viz Top Tips are as useful as the banana one!SLOVENLY HOUSEHOLDERS. Always keep a few 'Get Well Soon' cards on the mantlepiece. When unexpected visitors arrive you can tell them that you have not been well and that's why the house is untidy. Maz SAVE electricity by shortening the cables to all your household electric appliances. Lt Moley Mole CONTACT lens wearers. Keep your eyes snug and warm this winter by adding a few drops of chilli sauce to your cleaning solution. Garry Kidwell, Stoke Mon 02 Jun 2008 12:19:16 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=61#comment96 Big Sister (94) shame on you.It is so wrong to tease....... Mon 02 Jun 2008 11:55:53 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=60#comment95 What a great tip from Viz.I'm finding that the bananas available from Asda are either too ripe or too green. Mon 02 Jun 2008 11:09:39 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=59#comment94 Francis O, 89,re banannas and .........."Anyone got any tips for catching them in the brief moment in between?"lasoo, electric cattle prod, banana trap, 12 bore with number 7 shot or a really deep bowl of warm custard?anyhooo, i'm off to catch wild strawberries................Sid, yer sprouts have escaped!! Mon 02 Jun 2008 11:08:02 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=59#comment93 All this talk of bananas reminds me of a very naughty joke I was told as a child, but I won't repeat it here because not only is it rude, but it is politically incorrect. Mon 02 Jun 2008 10:52:30 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=58#comment92 Bananas!I know it's been said before by loads of people on loads of sites, but have you tried kiddie fruit in certain well known and not so well known supermarkets?If the little darlings (great grandchildren by now!!!) are yelling 'I don't like fruit!', trying the kiddie packs will let you see why.The apples and pears look SO nice but are hard as rocks. The pears are unripe, the apples sour.The bananas you can check visually. Terrible! Cruelty to children.Frances 0, the ones pf which you speak (sorry, I had a plum in my mouth) are better eaten green I think. 'At least I think (they're) not too ba-ad!' . Though green fruit from strawberry fields I would eschew.A lot of fruit in supermarkets is like that these days. Pears for example. They're unripe at first, then suddenly OK at a thin outer layer, but also, simultaneously, mush inside.I fink it's 'cos (there, I've swallowed the plum) the fruit is kept for n months (years?) in refrigerated storage which keeps the outer layer 'freshest' and holds up the decay processes like a damn. So out of storage 'ripening' goes into overdrive and the outer layer of (and hence look of) the fruit is OK whilst the inside is mush.(I think n is a large number) Mon 02 Jun 2008 10:31:36 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=57#comment91 Frances - You might also find the following product invaluable!http://tinyurl.com/3rw4cm Mon 02 Jun 2008 09:39:17 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=57#comment90 Frances O - This Top Tip comes courtesy of Viz.BANANA LOVERS. Buy your bananas in bunches of 5 on Sunday. Then arrange them in order of ripeness and write a day of the week on each banana in felt pen, Monday on the ripest, Friday on the greenest, to save time making those decisions on a hectic weekday morning. Mrs Facebook Mon 02 Jun 2008 09:25:06 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=56#comment89 And not with a net.I know what beachfroggers are like. Mon 02 Jun 2008 08:11:57 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=56#comment88 There's a banana lurking here that needs eating. Supermarket 'nanas - green for a couple of days, then all of a sudden brown and soggy. Anyone got any tips for catching them in the brief moment in between? Mon 02 Jun 2008 08:08:27 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=55#comment87 Morning peeps, I see the grapes are on the loose again! And there was me thinking I could have a fruit salad for breakfast.Budge up Gillianianianian, i'll hang around here and see what elevenses appear. Mon 02 Jun 2008 07:49:08 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=54#comment86 Gillianian are the slots you refer to anything to do with a gall bladder? If so, get well soon!!xx Mon 02 Jun 2008 07:24:11 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=54#comment85 Gillianianianianian ... THERE is the young Macallan, lurking shyly behind the gooseberry bush behind the palm tree behind Lady Camellia!Fabio was there as well, but I'm hoping they were just sharing life-saving tips. . . Sun 01 Jun 2008 21:15:22 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=53#comment84 Is it my imagination ... or is that the third time the tide's come in today? Sun 01 Jun 2008 21:04:59 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=52#comment83 that was *lovely* Gillianian!!! delicately tinkling off the cascading water too!!!Here, I have rounded up some grapes, and marshelled them into a fruit bowl...but I have had no luck with the young Macallan, I'm sorry to say.Fearless, I think once again, I ought to apologise, probably more to the camels than to you, but then you did have quite a sight!!! ...I fed the camels what I thought were some raisins, olives and dried dates at lunch time... it turns out they werent fruit at all... more like pods....and the spicier ones would have blown a hole in anything... but (please!) dont let on it was me...I went and got them some ice cream as soon as i realised, but they were already hot-footing (hot-hoofing??) it along the beach by thenn-nx Sun 01 Jun 2008 20:50:21 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=52#comment82 Fearless (80) Oh that was the reason for the traffic jam on the A316 (RFU ground). Nashing of teeth, I knew yesterday's excuse, but today *gnaws carpet*.Once free of SW London, I noticed a load of BBQs going off. Some apparently needing red lorries parked outside. But, for complex reasons, also noticed Red Kites circling the town centre of a significant town everyone else responsed as "where?" Sun 01 Jun 2008 20:14:58 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=51#comment81 camels don't have hands therefore making hand-stands virtually impossible, they do however have fleas..... Sun 01 Jun 2008 16:07:26 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=50#comment80 Hello Gillianian, I am so sorry but I keep reading your message but haven't got a clue what you are on about. Maybe I need some reading between the lines lessons Sun 01 Jun 2008 16:05:36 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=50#comment79 Sorry, was busy watching the England - BaaBaas match. So, you're doing the chicken again, are you Feef? Glad you like it!Now, I see the camels have started practicing for the group gymnastics display for the Olympics opening. Should camels be able to do handstands???? Sun 01 Jun 2008 16:03:24 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=49#comment78 Nikki, it's me - I'm having a little warble to cheer myself up!I've got 2 slots in my tummy, and two under my ribs ;o(I've just wandered down to have a refreshing shower under the waterfall. You'll find me in the purple silk-lined hammock, if you'd like to come and feed me a grape.....and would you please point the Young Macallan in this direction if he's not too busy with Anne P ;o) Sun 01 Jun 2008 15:43:56 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=49#comment77 My talents extend to cooking other froggers' recipes. Ask Big Sister for a reminder of her excellent chilli sans carne. And tonight chez Fifi we will once more be dining on Fearless Fred's Fabulous Bird, a chicken recipe I recommend to all carnivores!I can also simultaneously type and wait for a new keg of beer to settle ... a feat I am demonstrating right now! Sun 01 Jun 2008 15:41:34 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=48#comment76 it is, thunderbird, today, what a pleasant weekend...Is that someone singing I can hear over there!?!! Sun 01 Jun 2008 15:27:41 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=47#comment75 This must be the quietest beach in the country….. Sun 01 Jun 2008 10:51:53 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=47#comment74 surely it depends on how deep the talent is hidden, too deep and we could all suffer.I hope your strong coffee is "fair-trade" Sun 01 Jun 2008 10:40:03 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=46#comment73 Morning!!A lot of Talent last night, and singing in the rain too!! Can't beat it....!! There is a sheet on the wall in the bar - sign up if you have a talent, hidden or not-so-hidden!!!meanwhile, a large pot of strong coffee, and a biscuit -n-n Sun 01 Jun 2008 10:36:57 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=45#comment72 Good morning campers.... Slots ??? what did I miss, sounds like a "Carry-on" sketch Sun 01 Jun 2008 09:20:01 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=45#comment71 Di_Wyman (64):No slots in your side? Lucky you.I have this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side. I've asked for them to be replaced, but no-one ever listens. Life? Don't talk to me about life... Sun 01 Jun 2008 08:33:06 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=44#comment70 morning froggers!Francis O, gazpacho, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!have you tried the 'adult' style, just add some really good vodka!anyhoo, in the mean time toast and lemon marmalade with freshly brewed coffee available at NC's!BTW, thanks for the info about slots, I am in negotiation with BAA for a couple at Heathrow! Sun 01 Jun 2008 08:23:07 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=43#comment69 Clarrie's Evil Twin (53) : Welcome, welcome, welcome!Our camels, it must be said, are firmly NOT of the bin-rummaging species. What's more, the (well, one of them) look down their noses at the reindeer... but that's another story!Now then.. I do hope you're not a teetotaller because, it has to be said, this Beach is a tippler's heaven! Since ValP gave me an Australian Shiraz pipeline for Christmas, I've been an exceptionally relaxed and happy bunny!I've been barbecuing whiting tonight... anyone fancy a bit of very fresh fish? Heaps of boiled spuds and salad on the side?? Sat 31 May 2008 20:16:21 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=43#comment68 Oh that Pimms is soooo delicious. Thanks Frances. Sat 31 May 2008 20:09:24 GMT+1 Froggersfroat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=42#comment67 DiY (64)... under present economic conditions, spare slots now available,@ reasonable prices, from BBC (You & Yours) and Heathrow Airport...though can't confirm if they are on your side!.... Sat 31 May 2008 18:20:24 GMT+1 Froggersfroat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=42#comment66 Frances O (66)....feel frog definitely under threat, especially as DiY has no spare slots on his side!... Sat 31 May 2008 18:09:41 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=41#comment65 btw, and this follows on from jonnie's 63, apparently the Beeb has overspent on bbc.co.uk and Questions Are Being Asked. I've mentioned on other threads that the Today programme's message board is being closed - possibly today? - hope the frog is safe? Sat 31 May 2008 17:50:30 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=40#comment64 So they say, jonnie, so they say...I had a sudden fancy for gazpacho on my way home from the large orange supermarket today. I've already got tonight's meal planned, so it'll have to be beach gazpacho, on a strong table by Nick's.And, since it's the last day of May, it must be time to start Pimming. Large vats of both liquids now full. Sat 31 May 2008 17:44:07 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=40#comment63 Dear curious jonnie from down south,I haven't got a any slots on my side. Is it 'cos i'm a norverner? Sat 31 May 2008 14:09:43 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=39#comment62 and Frances :-I'm told you can now download the ipm programme as a podcast!You could take it with you wherever you go and keep on playing back the best bits!It's the BBC - It's what they do. Sat 31 May 2008 12:07:19 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=38#comment61 DIY ;-)Dongle - it's a bit of kit you stick into one of the slots on the side. Sat 31 May 2008 12:05:54 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=38#comment60 SSC, I heard young Mr Mair this morning as well - only just awake, so didn't take it all in, but what a surprise. Sat 31 May 2008 10:43:32 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=37#comment59 Oh, i see curious jonnie is up and abaht!Has Eddie really got a dongle? Sat 31 May 2008 09:30:23 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=36#comment58 Deep and n-n, thanks and sooo much to choose from!I think today will be a non-dieting day!Me and Mrs DiY have been invited out for dinner this evening but as we don't know what we will be eating I have scouted around in the 'wine cellar' and found a bottle of 2004 Chateauneuf-du-Pape and a bottle of 2006 Chardonnay - Saone et Loire plus a couple of bottles of last years scrumpy, one cannot just turn up with a bottle of Vin Red can one? Sat 31 May 2008 09:28:39 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/05/the_beach_63.shtml?page=36#comment57 Eddie?I'm curious?What was the USB stick? Was it a Bluetooth dongle?You seemed to achieve excellent results last year with the Nokia phone and the viao so am puzzled as to what it must be? Sat 31 May 2008 09:20:53 GMT+1