Comments for en-gb 30 Thu 25 Dec 2014 13:48:29 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Fifi Back from the rowdy rabble, and ready for my glass of something red and luscious and my hammock.What did I miss?* holds out glass, hopefully * Thu 12 Jun 2008 22:01:07 GMT+1 annasee Stewart M - have you got your tickets for Any Questions tomorrow? I see it's in Huddersfield! Thu 12 Jun 2008 21:58:44 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Not Mick Hucknall, then, Fifi? Thu 12 Jun 2008 21:12:08 GMT+1 nikki noodle jonnie - gosh, however will we know its you?!!"parp parp!!" Thu 12 Jun 2008 18:15:26 GMT+1 Fifi I have to go out this evening to manage a rowdy rabble. But I'll be back later ... so save me a hammock where I can relax with a glass of something red and luscious.TTFN! Thu 12 Jun 2008 17:53:55 GMT+1 Thunderbird Bring it on Gillianian, I am passed caring Thu 12 Jun 2008 14:17:11 GMT+1 gossipmistress Belated Happy Birthday Big Sis and Molly! xxJonnie - have you come over all green? Thu 12 Jun 2008 09:40:24 GMT+1 Gillianian Thunderbird (144) I'd like to respond to you, but this isn't the place! Thu 12 Jun 2008 09:28:35 GMT+1 Thunderbird Westminster was like a beach yesterday, with the DUP kicking sand in the face of our parliamentary democracyWhat a debacle Thu 12 Jun 2008 09:04:26 GMT+1 pmmolly Thanks, peeps!Back to sleep, me.....:-)Mollyxx Thu 12 Jun 2008 08:59:54 GMT+1 Big Sister Jonnie: Thanks - and good luck with your hunt for a Prius. Though if you just went for something with a low fuel consumption, low emissions, you'd probably do just as well for the environment and your wallet, without as much cost. Thu 12 Jun 2008 08:44:02 GMT+1 jonnie Ha ha Frances,Popped in to do the same :-)Belated happy birthday to you Belated happy birthday to youBelated happy birthday BigSisterBelated happy bithday to you!PS: Sold the Range Rover at a pittance. Now looking for a Prius.Ed Iglehart would be proud of me. Wed 11 Jun 2008 23:23:26 GMT+1 needsanewnickname I've got 10 minutes to say a belated:Hiccup burpday to you, Big Sis and Molly! I'll put some headache pills on the bar for tomorrow...Thanks, n-n. No, never quite 'normal' again. Wed 11 Jun 2008 22:52:26 GMT+1 sacrebleu1 Hello all. Haven't been here for ages... Old Ed still around? Wed 11 Jun 2008 22:47:12 GMT+1 Big Sister Happy Birthday, Molly! And thanks to the fellow froggers for their good wishes. Wed 11 Jun 2008 22:37:05 GMT+1 Sid Happy Birthday, Big Sister!(Can anyone else smell sprouts?) Wed 11 Jun 2008 21:53:09 GMT+1 pmmolly Big Sis -Happy Birthday!Mollyxx Wed 11 Jun 2008 21:20:20 GMT+1 nikki noodle Happy Birthday Molly and Big Sis !!(and another bottle? Dont mind if I do...)!! Wed 11 Jun 2008 19:25:42 GMT+1 Anne P. Happy Birthdays all! Wed 11 Jun 2008 18:22:14 GMT+1 Gillianian *slurrrrp*Thanks Big Sis and Molly - Happy Birthday xx Wed 11 Jun 2008 18:17:13 GMT+1 pmmolly Looks like Big Sis's birthday Champers has nearly all gone.Never mind- birthday champers for everyone from me!as well.Help yourselves to strawberries and cream, tooMollyxx Wed 11 Jun 2008 16:57:07 GMT+1 Anne P. Thanks Horse - ah the nostalgia! and thanks also for indirectly causing me finally to get round to checking out what exactly is tinyurl - what a useful thing. Wed 11 Jun 2008 16:38:11 GMT+1 U10783173 Anne P - If need further supplies - Wed 11 Jun 2008 16:01:53 GMT+1 Gillianian I took delivery of several tins of them this morning, Anne - I needed something to take away the smell of Sid's bath!I'll leave some on the bar ;o) Wed 11 Jun 2008 16:00:18 GMT+1 Anne P. Good grief, Gillian, do they still sell those things ? I'd quite forgotten them. Wed 11 Jun 2008 15:31:54 GMT+1 Gillianian Be careful of those Mighty Imps, Horsey - they turn your tongue black ;o) Wed 11 Jun 2008 15:28:57 GMT+1 U10783173 Mr Noodle (122) - There ain't no devils on my back! I've often fancied having a saucy imp atop though. Wed 11 Jun 2008 15:01:19 GMT+1 Anne P. Cheers Ffred - congratulations on the project.Hi Fi, WhyFi? ah wifi - oh dear must be the champers... (waves at passing train).... Wed 11 Jun 2008 14:52:09 GMT+1 Fearless Fred Anyone mind if I try a bottle of champers? I've just given a presentation to pre-close a project, and everyone signed off on it, so a little libation to celebrate is called for....*pop**glug glug**fizzzz**sip*Ahhhhhhhhhh Wed 11 Jun 2008 14:41:37 GMT+1 nikki noodle Fifi - here, try one of these, from behind the bar on the beach.... Wed 11 Jun 2008 14:11:31 GMT+1 nikki noodle Frances O - sorry to hear about your dear friend, and, life doesnt ever seem to return to normal somehow does it?!Meanwhile, how about some prunes on a stick, or devils on horseback - there's something I've left out there... Wed 11 Jun 2008 14:10:37 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Devilled kidneys with that, madam? Wed 11 Jun 2008 13:57:39 GMT+1 Fifi "..chuff.. chuff.. chuff.."Honestly, someone tell that man opposite, this is supposed to be a QUIET coach!n-n: the mini-bottle I bought in the station turns out to contain, not a nice fruity cabernet as I thought, but some form of devilled wine-vinegar. Yeuch! Wed 11 Jun 2008 13:54:20 GMT+1 nikki noodle ...seems full of fizz!!! ooooh,what was that? I thought I heard the sound of a train!!Gosh this beach is full of surprises... Wed 11 Jun 2008 13:48:35 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Hello, peeps, back to 'normal' life today - went to a dear friend's funeral yesterday. She was lovely, and far too young.It was an oddly uplifting occasion. Tears and laughter. Wed 11 Jun 2008 13:46:41 GMT+1 nikki noodle ...think I might try anothher bottle... jsut to check...wont be a moment.... Wed 11 Jun 2008 13:46:37 GMT+1 Fifi Your question was a long time ago, T-bird, and I know Big Sister answered already, but yes HE does, and my SO is very proud of them.Also, surely if Eddie's getting an honorary one it would have to be the best kind....A Beach-alors?... OK, I know I'm only just back but I'll get me coat... Wed 11 Jun 2008 13:35:52 GMT+1 Fifi It's a lie.I am unmarried, and even if I.... ah.Yes, I'm in the Quiet Coach, smiling at the young lad whose mobile has just screamed and made us all jump.Oh he was so embarrassed!;o)How is everyone? Wed 11 Jun 2008 13:29:49 GMT+1 Stewart_M FiFi has wifi on the train. Thought the beach should know!! Wed 11 Jun 2008 13:18:37 GMT+1 Stewart_M Happy Birthday! Can I have a whole bottle? Wed 11 Jun 2008 12:25:46 GMT+1 nikki noodle ooo champers!!! who's birthday is it then? I'd better check the first bottle.... just to see if it still has its fizz...gets out corkscrew~~~~~~~@puts it away again, as the cork surely should fly outsips ......aaaaah!!yup, that one's ok....(hmmm) Wed 11 Jun 2008 11:33:59 GMT+1 jonnie PM leader,I think Aperitif is more smitten than BigSis, when it comes to Mr Mair :-) Wed 11 Jun 2008 09:46:06 GMT+1 Big Sister Thought I'd just drop off a crate of birthday champers before I try to cheer myself up elsewhere.Have fun, everyone! Wed 11 Jun 2008 09:41:47 GMT+1 Sid I wrote a piece of music a little while ago ( a bossa), and thought it original. Then someone said - "Sounds like 'Speed Bonny Boat' to me." And they were right ...Time for breakfast, I think. So much sprout cordial left over, I actually had a bath in it this a.m. to use it up. Surprisingly strange ... Wed 11 Jun 2008 08:33:40 GMT+1 U11204129 1.Went to hear Beethoven's 9th, last movement, tonight.I've always thought it sounded like Yankee Doodle, played by a whole army, or Bobby Shafto.(No offence m'Lud, everyone knows that Miles Davis' great masterpiece is Frere Jaques in jazz disguise).Anyway, I got hammered for suggesting big Wig got the tune from Bobby Shafto, though I was gratified to see he re-set Auld Lang Syne before his final Ode to Joy setting.So I checked the song. Shafto was sung in the 1760s, so plenty of time for Lud to have heard it. Shafto, Ode and Doodle having a melodic resonance, one to another, may just be true to my pinnas.But the WORDS of Shafto should be a great consolation to Big Sister in her forlorn love for you-know-who, and, who knows, perhaps the inspiration for her delightful affection for him.I quote the last two lines:He's my love, for ever mair, Bonny, Bonny, Shafta! :-) Tue 10 Jun 2008 21:57:50 GMT+1 nikki noodle 'zzzzz' Tue 10 Jun 2008 21:25:53 GMT+1 David_McNickle A pound sign: L and - combined. Get Valerie Singleton to do it with sticky-backed tape. Tue 10 Jun 2008 16:33:06 GMT+1 pmmolly GM-How about sprout tea?(I must stop *stirring it*)!!!!Mollyxx Tue 10 Jun 2008 15:05:36 GMT+1 gossipmistress Annasee and Gill *thank you* yes a very loving home - I think they're even going to fix the little dents and things so it'll be loved!Having a bit of a stressful time with the builders.... could do with a nice laze in the hammock and a big glass of Pimms!! Tue 10 Jun 2008 12:54:53 GMT+1 Stewart_M Gillianian, I must read the house rules. But I thought I'd got away with a pound sign only for it to replace itslef with the question in the black diamond.Sid, Sprout tea? I do fresh mint tea but never tried it with sprout leaves. Tue 10 Jun 2008 11:52:10 GMT+1 pmmolly Sid (92)Expect it's all gone, has it?No? Er.....actually got my flask here....thanks anyway!!!!Perky! Any tea left?Mollyxx Tue 10 Jun 2008 10:53:45 GMT+1 Perky Oooooh - it's elevenses time already. Selection of danish pastries on the bar, and fresh fruit for those who'd rather, along with some coffee and English breakfast tea.Stewart - draw your smiley faces in the sand - they can't moderate you there!! Tue 10 Jun 2008 09:55:15 GMT+1 Gillianian Stewart M - STOP IT!! I was modded off for trying that last week - I was told it broke the House rules as it wasn't English! ;o) Tue 10 Jun 2008 08:46:43 GMT+1 Stewart_M Mmmm perhaps not ? Mon 09 Jun 2008 20:11:50 GMT+1 Stewart_M Can we now use alt codes?eg smiley ? alt 1 Mon 09 Jun 2008 20:10:40 GMT+1 Stewart_M Just trying something£alt 156 £ Mon 09 Jun 2008 20:06:28 GMT+1 Stewart_M SSC Two degrees certainly do ;-) Blog still working. I Think. Mon 09 Jun 2008 19:53:36 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat I'm back; my technical gubbins seem to be working again, so as long as I remember not to use an ampersand, I have access to the Frog again. Now, who's nicked my reclining cat-basket-lounger?Big Sister (um, somewhere up there):I'm very impressed! Three degrees, eh? Does that entitle you to wear big hair and sparkly dresses? Mon 09 Jun 2008 17:16:30 GMT+1 U10783173 ". . plenty of chilled sprout cordial left . . "There's a reason for that Sid! :o) Mon 09 Jun 2008 16:19:03 GMT+1 Sid Gosh it's hot ... plenty of chilled sprout cordial left, thought - come on, get stuck in ... Mon 09 Jun 2008 15:36:46 GMT+1 Thunderbird Gillianian, I think young Rubert has such control of everyone and everything around him so I'm sure he never has to ask twice for a bunk-up.Also annasee (90) how do you know they are small, it could be comedy furniture and mutant animals. Mon 09 Jun 2008 10:53:54 GMT+1 Gillianian Ffred (8) Thanks for that - I was still in bed, and missing a wonderful morning for getting the washing dry ;o)GM (87) I just hope it went to a loving home, where it will be treated with love and kindness!annasee (90) I wonder who lifted Rupert up onto his seat?! Mon 09 Jun 2008 09:14:14 GMT+1 annasee Hey - GM! Well done! Would that be (and I'm quoting here...)"Figaro, Figaro Figaro Figaro Figaro" by any chance?Gordon sends his congratulations. Anyone noticed how all the people in the glass box are so much shorter than the animals? I guess that's why they work on radio, so we don't realise that they are vertically challenged. Must be a problem reaching the lift buttons when they arrive at work though. Mon 09 Jun 2008 08:38:35 GMT+1 Perky Mmmmmm. I didn't think standing down wind of a bloke would ever smell so good.Yes, yes, OK. Apologies to all men.Now - could I have some coffee FF? I think the weather looks perfect for some kite-flying. I've got one of those huge kites that's attached to a beach buggy, so holler if you want a go! Mon 09 Jun 2008 08:21:01 GMT+1 Fearless Fred The beach seems rather quiet this morning. Maybe the scent of this freshly brewed coffee and fresh croissants will wake people up...*waves hand to waft the smell downwind**waft*~~~~~~~~~~ Mon 09 Jun 2008 08:12:11 GMT+1 gossipmistress O Frances (78) hahaha!I'm celebrating just selling my car on *b*y. We had great fun watching the final seconds of the auction. Anyone for a late night snifter? Sun 08 Jun 2008 22:34:46 GMT+1 Big Sister T-bird: Nice of you to say so - but I must confess that I also owe a lot to Radio 4, which is a great educator, don't you think? ;o) Sun 08 Jun 2008 22:08:01 GMT+1 Little Red ah. i think i missed my cue! in defense i was on my RL beach frolicking in the sun attempting to play frisbee and fly a kite in between dipping my toes in the freezing sea. and somehow i managed to get sunburned. tut tut.but here i am and i bring with me a bottle of rioja from the wine cellar! Sun 08 Jun 2008 21:43:51 GMT+1 Stewart_M Evening all. Half an hour in the garden with the laptop for me. Very Pleasant, Just need a glass of red something or other. Sun 08 Jun 2008 19:12:25 GMT+1 Thunderbird (81) Did the three degrees do "the sun has got his hat on"?I've looked on u-tube but can't see it Sun 08 Jun 2008 10:39:32 GMT+1 Thunderbird Bid Sis, your outstanding knowledge of just about every subject surelymust of come from the university of life. Sun 08 Jun 2008 10:36:03 GMT+1 Froggersfroat Three Degrees - 1974 - 'When will I see you again'...still have it on 45 rpm...somewhere...still, today ';The Sun has got his hat on'... Sun 08 Jun 2008 09:42:42 GMT+1 Big Sister PS For what it's worth, I think degrees these days are two a penny, how else would I have gained three of them? But I do, genuinely, enjoy learning (which is why I am such a fount of trivia). Sun 08 Jun 2008 08:25:43 GMT+1 Big Sister Frances: I'll settle for a left angle ;o), which I think may be 270 degrees, am I right? Sun 08 Jun 2008 08:23:40 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Big Sis, apparently one can have 360 degrees. But I think the right angle to take is to have 90. Sun 08 Jun 2008 06:28:05 GMT+1 needsanewnickname I'm having a big mug of tea, there's a coffee here for Eric, anyone else for a nice hot eye-opener this Sunday morning?Too early to start on breakfast, but bacon and eggs are sitting expectantly in the fridge... Sun 08 Jun 2008 06:26:39 GMT+1 Big Sister Stewart: There's always one, isn't there? 'Fraid I'm it, in this case. And, when I retire, I'll try for a fourth.Degrees: So good you just have to have another one. ;o) Sat 07 Jun 2008 22:16:51 GMT+1 Gillianian Good luck, SSC - you'll be missed, so please come back soon. ;o) Sat 07 Jun 2008 15:55:34 GMT+1 Thunderbird Don't be silly, that like three shredded wheat.Unless of course you incluce Art, physcology, social studies or maybe media studies Sat 07 Jun 2008 13:59:18 GMT+1 Stewart_M Has anyone got Three Degrees? Sat 07 Jun 2008 13:51:26 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat OK Beachdwellers, I'm going to have to say goodbye for a while; My router/modem is on its last legs and is going to meet its maker at any time. I'll be back when I can find a new one.Don't break the new blog while I'm away! Sat 07 Jun 2008 13:30:45 GMT+1 Thunderbird Worked hard for a degree... ha ha ha. Sat 07 Jun 2008 11:46:52 GMT+1 Stewart_M Whats this about an Honorary degree? Some of us worked darned hard for our real degrees, (and yes I have two). Dr of what though? Beaches? Sat 07 Jun 2008 11:27:15 GMT+1 gossipmistress Congratualtions Eddie and Morning Peeps!SSC - me too, I hated graduation day - spent all day trying to avoid having my photo taken. And sitting there for hours seeing a succession of black gowns trot up along the stage like a load of black ants only less interesting. And academics wheeled out of the freezer to bore us all. Will Eddie be expected to give a witty speech at his graduation, I wonder? Sat 07 Jun 2008 10:58:16 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat Eddie, if you're going to be a Doctor of Letters, you surely can't get rid of the Friday letters?I agree that the graduation is for others, if it wasn't for my Mum, I'd have skipped my Masters graduation ceremony. Although then I'd have missed the Principal's speech where he somehow went from Nazi book-burnings to home-made tomato food (I can't remember the intermediate stages). Sat 07 Jun 2008 10:29:27 GMT+1 RxKaren Congrats on the honorary degree Eddie!The advice I was given by my tutor was that you graduate for your parents, not for yourself. Trust me - it is a crumb of comfort as you stand there dressed as an extra from a Harry Potter movie.I have to confess, at my graduation I didn't really listen to our honorary graduand - he was the bandmaster of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth. My friends and I were more worried about tripping over on the way to or from the stage. I do remember him telling us that he was excited to be graduating with us and sounding sincere. Mum says he was good but wished I'd done Art instead of Science because then she could have watched the guy from Herman's Hermits graduate. Dad wondered who the guy dressed as Merlin was.At my mother's OU graduation I did have a chance and listen to the honorary graduand. It wasn't a happy listen. She shut up shortly after my grandmother commented that she was "all self, self, self" in a surprisingly clear voice. Several people nearby joined in with a "Hear, hear." I still don't know who that woman was or why she was honoured. My mother didn't even notice that there was an honorary graduand - she was too worried about not falling over on the stage...Enjoy your day! Sat 07 Jun 2008 09:54:34 GMT+1 DI_Wyman morning froggers. boo hoo, back to work today, off to Corsham. Two weeks off but bathroom not quite finished! Anyhoo, I see V Old has still got a grip on the strapline, will she ever let go?Tea and a selection of breakfast cereals available at NC's, anyone got the milk? Sat 07 Jun 2008 06:18:44 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Oh, n-n, just read your last post - NOT the lava, I think. Might crack the glasses. We could never have that, even at Nick's.Mind you, coffee and fizz.... ?????? Fri 06 Jun 2008 21:48:03 GMT+1 Big Sister ;o)I'll say no more .... Fri 06 Jun 2008 21:44:40 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Appy, I know! I'd almostNB: ALMOSTgot used to the silly aberration and suddenly all is well and I'm confuselicated.All I can say is:and I would ask you to join me for a swift shout:THANK YOU! Fri 06 Jun 2008 21:44:27 GMT+1 nikki noodle That last ice mix totally missed the 'back of bemusement' - it's gone straight to 'slapping the face of conflabulation'n-nxx Fri 06 Jun 2008 21:06:19 GMT+1 nikki noodle Cheers, Jonnie, Pimms ahoy!!!and, if I may, I shall mix it with this Java, Cava, Lava, whatever....!!!Right, shake it up, like *this* - add a couple of ice-cubes, and (swigs)oooer....cor, that could take some getting used to!!!Gosh!!! Fri 06 Jun 2008 21:03:56 GMT+1 jonnie Did BigSis really say that at (50)Cripes! Fri 06 Jun 2008 19:53:41 GMT+1 Thunderbird You do like to fly close to the moderating wind, so to speak Fri 06 Jun 2008 19:51:35 GMT+1 Thunderbird I'm sorry did I miis read.... Big sis (50)You are going to give what to the men playing with their balls? Fri 06 Jun 2008 19:50:18 GMT+1 DI_Wyman FeefsSuit feeders utilising perspex, shurley shome mishtake....hic Fri 06 Jun 2008 19:17:40 GMT+1 DI_Wyman TSSC 44, .....oh my aching sides....LOL Fri 06 Jun 2008 19:15:48 GMT+1 Fifi Throwing seed up on to the lawn keeps the big birds busy.Suet-feeders perplexes the biggies but actually feeds the smaller birds very well.And if you can work out where the tweets are arriving from, you can put them in the right order so that the bird table is the place of last resort - in my case, for the small birdies and the baby squirrel! Fri 06 Jun 2008 19:09:52 GMT+1 Perky Mmmm, yes please, Appy. It'll go nicely with mittfh's strawberry cheesecake, methinks.n-n - you've got funny criss-cross marks all over your chest. Did the net get you? Fri 06 Jun 2008 18:22:32 GMT+1 Gillianian Yes please Appy - just what the doctor didn't order!I'm still not driving, so son and I are having a takeaway delivered later on. What would you all like? Fri 06 Jun 2008 18:20:24 GMT+1