Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml en-gb 30 Mon 22 Sep 2014 03:36:39 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=94#comment18 Yes, I enjoyed tonight's report, too - and the sense of burgeoning hope, linked together and illuminated by Hugh's quiet, measured tones.Thank you, Hugh. Wed 04 Jun 2008 21:56:58 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=89#comment17 Excellent report and photos, as usual, Hugh can always make me listen. The rocks look a bit like the ones of the island of Capri to me, but can't remrmebr what they're called. Isn't Durdle door attached to land? Wed 04 Jun 2008 20:32:12 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=84#comment16 Hugh - Tonights broadcast was as usual excellent.Thanks for taking the added risk and providing the photographs for us. Wed 04 Jun 2008 20:22:14 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=78#comment15 Hugh, nice one son!Give the man a medal, once again he has brought the 'bacon' home. Just look after yourself though. Wed 04 Jun 2008 08:14:28 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=73#comment14 Hugh,For me you knock the likes of Jonathan Ross into a cocked hat!A very happy license payer!Thank you for taking the risks on behalf of proper journalism! Tue 03 Jun 2008 23:24:57 GMT+1 Dr_Hackenbush http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=68#comment13 Thanks for the photos, Huge. Sorry, Hugh. Radio can now prove that is has the best pictures. Tue 03 Jun 2008 22:34:43 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=63#comment12 7. Yes. Let's hope the Israelis don't invade again any time soon.10, and so 8. and 7. Yes. The Iraqis learnt it during the first gulf war, during the Blair - Bush terror bombing and now, courtesy of Nato, the Afghanis are going to have to learn how, I suppose.People who defeat invaders tend to win home elections afterwards. (We could call it the De Gaulle effect, but in the light of all his scams afterwards, does he deserve the honour?)Hezbollah stopped the Israelis in their tracks. So the in situ govt. doesn't call an election.Then on a pretext it suspends all Hezbollah's telecommunications systems - as a prelude to....Had the government reacted with democratic sensibility to the war outcome in the first place the recent unpleasantness could have been avoided. Tue 03 Jun 2008 16:32:05 GMT+1 AllotmentJo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=57#comment11 On a wet miserable day, Hughe's photo's have really cheered me up- I found myself smiling back at the children. Pigeon Rock looks just like Durdle Door, off the coast of Dorset. All I could muster on my last visit there was a lilo - a speed boat would have been more fun! Thank you, Hugh! Tue 03 Jun 2008 15:04:39 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=52#comment10 Thanks, Jonnie. I like the look of that pool to the left hand of the image. But it is very developed there, isn't it? More Shoreham on Sea than Studland Head. Tue 03 Jun 2008 13:19:50 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=47#comment9 (8) & (7) 'Positive news' to dilute the media coup that a typical heinous crime attracts. What would Al Kayder and co do if every news report of something terrible was concluded with 'and then the local people came out and swept it all up'. Makes you think. Tue 03 Jun 2008 13:19:09 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=42#comment8 I hope so Big SisOut of interest I've just been Google earthing Beirut. Some interesting images.Here's one I've just saved of Pigeon Rock which is towards the bottom of the picture.http://tinyurl.com/5kunac Tue 03 Jun 2008 13:13:08 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=36#comment7 catlady: that's just reminded me of something I half heard on the radio recently from, was it Caroline Wyatt?, where somebody commented on the spirit of the Iraqis, who after every bomb came out and began sweeping up the debris and getting back on with their lives. Tue 03 Jun 2008 12:42:18 GMT+1 thenicecatlady http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=31#comment6 Wonderful pictures. What suberb spirit the Lebonese have, absolutely refusing to be defeated by the thugs who try to bully & terrorise them into submission. We need more positive images from the middle east to show that normal people can & do get on with their lives & rub along together no matter what their beliefs. Tue 03 Jun 2008 12:24:45 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=26#comment5 Jonnie: Do you think they'll let us ride in the speedboat? ;o) Tue 03 Jun 2008 12:12:01 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=21#comment4 Big sis you are right. He's a damn good photographer.As regards to Pigeon rocks resembling Cornwall - Dorset's Jurassic coast has some similar examples. You can almost visualise a Dinasour paddling in this one:-http://www.studio18.co.uk/shop/images/photographs_on_canvas/durdle_door_dorset.jpg Tue 03 Jun 2008 12:06:36 GMT+1 Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=15#comment3 Thank you Hugh. It is good to see hope again in Beirut.When you return to England, please can you bring back some of those beautiful blue skies and sunny weather, it looks fantastic. Tue 03 Jun 2008 11:44:18 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=10#comment2 PS - Can Pigeon Rocks join us on the Beach? It would be a wonderful addition! Is it really so like the Cornish coast as it appears in your photo, Hugh?PPS - Hugh, have you seen your buffalo lately? And Mrs. Slocombe? Tue 03 Jun 2008 11:30:34 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=5#comment1 Hugh, you are very, very good at this. What a tale you tell in your words and pictures!Is there a bidding war yet for the rights to your book(s)? There should be ..... ! Tue 03 Jun 2008 11:26:48 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/hugh_sykes.shtml?page=0#comment0 Excellent pictures Tue 03 Jun 2008 11:20:59 GMT+1