Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml en-gb 30 Tue 21 Oct 2014 14:13:50 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=99#comment336 (pm pm pm!!) Sat 28 Jun 2008 11:02:49 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=99#comment335 ...oh, and by the way ... yes my strapline's lasted 2 whole days! That's a record, surely? [Don't call me Shirley!] Admit it... you thought that, right?Very late night nibbles brought to the Bar... chips and dips, crisps, hot sausage rolls, and the rest of the crate of Black Stump.Yay! Sat 28 Jun 2008 00:31:18 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=99#comment334 Hey, Kookey, you made it!!! I see you made yourself at home too ... judging by the empty chardonnay bottles littering the BBQ area!For a sort of fast-forward guided tour of the full Beach facilities (this goes for all of you still finding your way around) you could try scrolling down a bit to the link on the right with the Froggers' Refuge.There is a song there, that lots of us recorded, bit by bit, and jonnie sewed together... I'm still really proud of it, and whenever Froggers meet, some chump will start singing bits of it!Now then. Is there anything at all left of my gobstopper, or has DIY done for it? It hasn't ended up with Sid's sprouts, I hope... Fri 27 Jun 2008 23:17:40 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=98#comment333 You'll just have to imagine the kinks in it. So to speak.Goodnight all. Fri 27 Jun 2008 22:52:43 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=98#comment332 (Or rather: though no better I expect). “Fury said to a mouse, That he met in the house, ‘Let us both go to law: I will prosecute you.—Come, I’ll take no denial: We must have a trial; For really this morning I’ve nothing to do.’ Said the mouse to the cur, ‘Such a trial, dear sir, With no jury or judge, would be wasting our breath.’ ‘I’ll be judge, I’ll be jury,’ Said cunning old Fury: ‘I’ll try the whole cause, and condemn you to death’.” Fri 27 Jun 2008 22:50:59 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=98#comment331 Three hundred and thirty two posts (including this one).How many of them are left handed, i wonder.A goodly number, I expect.At the internet cafe here ,I run into something that happens too often for us not to mention it.The mouse lead here is so short we lefty users have to do it right handed. As any lefty will tell you, doing it right handed when it comes naturally to do it with the left, is always tricky and sometimes painful. (Try it with the wrong hand yourself)So this is a plea for longer mouse tails where the wireless writ doesn't run.I was in Kuala Lumper earlier this year. There, you never eat or greet with your left hand 'cos it gets busy without the aid of paper there. So being Lefty there is the easiest way to avoid being unclean. A real advantage.But in internet cafes and other places where you can't shift the electronic furniture easily, Lefty has a real prob. if his mouse tail is too short. Now the boot is on the other hand.And it's sometimes the tail I'm handed is just too darned short. Not too long, like some mice's tales. “Fury said to a mouse, That he met in the house, ‘Let us both go to law: I will prosecute you.—Come, I’ll take no denial: We must have a trial; For really this morning I’ve nothing to do.’ Said the mouse to the cur, ‘Such a trial, dear sir, With no jury or judge, would be wasting our breath.’ ‘I’ll be judge, I’ll be jury,’ Said cunning old Fury: ‘I’ll try the whole cause, and condemn you to death’.”That one, for a start. Fri 27 Jun 2008 22:44:02 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=97#comment330 I wish to make it clear that I am not the Deep Thought mentioned in DIY's joke (328). That's just mere digit-counting; don't insult me by comparison. [max 21, if you know the Bill Clinton joke] ;-)Welcome KookieB. Have you been introduced to the Nick Clarke Bar, and at it's side the ever-ready BBQ ? I wonder who is doing iPM this week, if EM and Sequin are away...RS made no mention of it this evening, just that she's on again tomorrow. (and good interview with O'Farrell, not sure if they had agreed that detail, or the PM team had primed RS with "the dirt" and put him on the spot - great moment anyway). Back to iPM, being here now suggests I may miss its 0545 broadcast tomorrow am. I cannot burn the candle both ends every day! Fri 27 Jun 2008 20:18:48 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=97#comment329 Welcome KookieB - we were warned.....sorry, alerted...no, not that either......threatened....oh dear.....asked to watch out for you and make you feel at home ;o)Thanks for the glass of wine - would you like some crisps and dips? Fri 27 Jun 2008 20:07:41 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=97#comment328 KookieB, welcome and beware of mods!mine's a pint of scrumpy...cheers me dears! Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:49:35 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=97#comment327 so here it is again!Early on the morning of their anniversary, the wife wakes up in bed and notices her husband is missing.She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him.She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.'What's the matter, dear?' she whispers as she steps into the room. 'Why are you down here at this time of night?'The husband looks up from his coffee, 'I am just remembering when we first met 20 years ago and started dating. You were only 16. Do you remember back then?' he asks solemnly.The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring, so sensitive.'Yes, I do' she replies.The husband pauses. The words were not coming easily. 'Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?''Yes, I remember,' said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.The husband continues. 'Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, 'Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years'?''I remember that, too' she replies softly.He wipes another tear from his cheek and says... 'I would have gotten out today. Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:35:46 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=96#comment326 My joke got modded!! Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:34:49 GMT+1 KookieB http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=96#comment325 Thanks Ed I for the introduction, I was reliably informed by Fifi that if I brought a Picnic and suitable liquid refreshment to the beach you would talk to me.What goes for the weekend? Do we do interesting stuff or just chill?('_') KB Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:32:16 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=96#comment324 "Whoops! forgot the tricks!";-( Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:24:16 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=95#comment323 KookieB,While you're playing around in pre-moderation, you can learn a few "special tricks"Hint: Click anything blue.;-)ed;-((( Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:19:59 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=95#comment322 Ed I, LOL, bet he is thinking, kiss my sweet black ?ss honey! Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:08:57 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=95#comment321 This post has been Removed Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:06:53 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=94#comment320 KookieB,I suggest a few quick, inoffensive posts to speed your exit from the untrusted hoi-polloi, and into the warmth of the assembly of "trusted" froggers.Salaaaaami and cheese!xxxedWelcome to Cowboy country! Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:06:02 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=94#comment319 Political PornographyCheck out the expression on the guy on the right! ;-)xxxed Fri 27 Jun 2008 19:00:02 GMT+1 KookieB http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=94#comment318 Hi there fellow 'froggers' this is my first time so please be gentle with me!!I'm on the Beach with my new MP3 - just procured on ebay, anyone fancy a chilled glass of Chardonnay with me? Fri 27 Jun 2008 18:51:12 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=94#comment317 That's funny! My chinese characters showed up when I posted, but converted to queeries on second thought (reload) The link works anyway.... Fri 27 Jun 2008 17:37:20 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=93#comment316 Franc(i)es_O (just hedging me bets there), well that's me told then.Wonko, come out of the sun NOW! Fri 27 Jun 2008 17:35:27 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=93#comment315 Frances?Has the Gate shut? Or is it just always late?xxed知 者 不 言。 言 者 不 知。 Fri 27 Jun 2008 17:33:41 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=93#comment314 DI (300), that'll teach you to use the products of the late Mr Gates. Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:58:55 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=92#comment313 Did you hear about the man who spent two hours looking intensely at a carton of orange juice? It said "Concentrate" on the side!;o) [] Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:45:26 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=92#comment312 If you threw a clock out of 5th story window could you be accused of killing time?If you mixed Sodium Chloride with Nickel Cadmium could you be done for assault and battery?Why did the jam roll? Because it saw an apple turnover?Aha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, haaa!;o) [] Fri 27 Jun 2008 16:43:25 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=92#comment311 Wonko, go and sit in the shade right this instant! Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:50:20 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=91#comment310 I went to the Dentist the other day. I sat back in the chair and the Dentist said "Say 'ah'" I asked why? He said "My cat's died."Spoon jar, jar spoon...A friend asked me for a lift the other day. I said "You're looking great and your whole life's ahead of you."Spoon jar, jar spoon...;o) [] Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:39:17 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=91#comment309 Is it just me, or my deja vu, or my imagination, but haven't we had this fifi strapline yesterday or the day before? Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:35:35 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=91#comment308 You're right, Stewart! Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:27:44 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=91#comment307 testy two Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:27:29 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=90#comment306 n-n, if you toggle quickly between 'Home' and 'End' keys you can see Eddie flashing! Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:22:17 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=90#comment305 n-n, re "home", you hero!!!and thanks for the o-o-d beer, i think i'll use it on the slugs! Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:20:50 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=90#comment304 Molly - have you still got that eccles cake in your pocket?!!!n-n Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:05:45 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=89#comment303 Ethel drives to her local railway station, and sees a sign in the shop opposite "Watch Batteries Replaced Here""that's not my idea of entertainment" says she. Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:03:47 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=89#comment302 Re Previous Main Nextyup, I thought so too, DIY, until I found that when I hit the "home" key, I was right back at the top of the page, with the mouse hovering just over Previous..... Fri 27 Jun 2008 15:00:30 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=89#comment301 DIW - here, have another beer; it's a wee bit past it's sell by date, as it's from a museum just outside Burton on Trent..... Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:56:15 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=89#comment300 Emily drives up to her local garage and says to the mechanic, "Do you charge batteries?""Yes we do miss" says oily oik. "Well, change mine and charge it to my father then" Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:54:29 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=88#comment299 sussed it, i think 'cos i wrote it in MS word and then copiously pasted it in, then the " and the ' got substituted for ? and ? Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:50:44 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=88#comment298 testyCecil and Andy were out jogging together when Andy stops to retie his laces, "Cecil, won't be a mo, I'll catch you up" says Andy......etc Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:48:45 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=88#comment297 now, how did i do that?*sits down and scratches head* Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:47:34 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=87#comment296 SM, how u do that? " Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:46:28 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=87#comment295 test Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:35:33 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=87#comment294 Oh perhaps they are. Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:35:20 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=86#comment293 That's brought a smile to my face :-)I see " and ' are not playing Fri 27 Jun 2008 14:34:52 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=86#comment292 Cecil and Andy were out jogging together when Andy stops to retie his laces, “Cecil, won’t be a mo, I’ll catch you up” says Andy. Kneeling down and doing his laces Andy spots a brand new tennis ball resting at the base of a tree and being a big fan of the game he picks it up. “Drat it” mutters Andy realizing he hasn’t any pockets in his running shorts, so he glances round and making sure no one is watching stuffs it down the front of his shorts. Shortly he catches up with Cecil and draws alongside. At this point Cecil glances across to Andy and spies the “bulge” in Andy’s shorts!With a snigger he says “ Wot’s that then mate?” to which Andy replies , “Tennis ball!”.“Jeez” says Cecil, “I had tennis elbow once and that was painful enough” Fri 27 Jun 2008 12:41:25 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=86#comment291 SM, (s)pot on!lol Diy :) Fri 27 Jun 2008 12:26:47 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=86#comment290 How come youve got a Deep south Twang suddenly? Thaing. You were thinking speedos and thongs I presume. Fri 27 Jun 2008 12:21:45 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=85#comment289 *spell check off* soemthaing *spell check on*! Fri 27 Jun 2008 12:00:08 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=85#comment288 can i just run soemthaing past frogging peeps?do you think it would be an idea to have a Previous Main Next button at the bottom of each thread?or am i missing a trick somewhere. Fri 27 Jun 2008 11:58:57 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=85#comment287 Wonko, i think sequin forgot to refill the fuel tank! Fri 27 Jun 2008 10:37:31 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=84#comment286 What ho every-peeps.Does the new beach need jump starting? Did Eddie leave the lights on all night and drain the battery? Never mind, we'll cope.Ta for the coffee. Just going to have a quick snooze...;o) [] Fri 27 Jun 2008 10:00:12 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=84#comment285 I thunk we can cope with the old beach for a few more days. Costbucks coffee anyone? Fri 27 Jun 2008 08:53:14 GMT+1 AMrsTrellisNthWales http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=84#comment284 Dear Ms Adie,Rain, rain, rain. Day in, day out, nothing but rain and then rain again. Does Her Majesty never take a holiday? Fri 27 Jun 2008 08:48:44 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=83#comment283 Tea and toast please, DIWyman ;o)I'll have a quick dip, then I'm off to RL too. I'm a lucky lady - my morning will be fun - we're making cow puppets today! Fri 27 Jun 2008 08:23:48 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=83#comment282 FF, you may well be right. thanks for the coffee it's most welcome, RL day in the office today and then off to work in Romsey tomorrow.now who wants some toast? Fri 27 Jun 2008 07:54:33 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=83#comment281 Morning all!I have a sneaking suspicion that with both Eddie and Carolyn off today, there won't be a new beach, unless Ritulah's been given the keys to the blog, that is...Coffee urn is set up :-) Fri 27 Jun 2008 07:34:07 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=83#comment280 Just seen the halifax advert. I presume they want us to not think of either Titanic (sinking ships) or Monthy Python's Meaning of life. Perhaps titanic not the best analogy for a bank with a rights issue!!! Thu 26 Jun 2008 22:52:19 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=82#comment279 Just looking but not commenting! Thu 26 Jun 2008 22:46:53 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=82#comment278 ....oh, and this hooooooge crate of Black Stump!Yummmmm............ Thu 26 Jun 2008 22:05:11 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=82#comment277 Wot - NObody's been on the Beach all night? Where is everyone??? You weren't at the pub where I was, or I'd'a seen you!I'll just leave this selection of cheeses and crackers on the bar....?;o) Thu 26 Jun 2008 22:03:15 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=81#comment276 Wonko, you are a prince among froggers. I have passed on that advice, thank you!If Kookey shows up before SO and I get back from the pub (live music and a bbq ... irresistable!) you will make her welcome won't you?? Thu 26 Jun 2008 18:19:53 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=81#comment275 Feefs - if they click where it says "Sign in" on the page where you or I would "sign in" there's another button to the left called "Create your membership". That should do the job.;o) [] Thu 26 Jun 2008 18:04:50 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=81#comment274 Ignoring certain rather presumptuous postings by DIY... ;o)...and agreeing with pmLeader at 270 ... ..and a plea for advice: how can my friend Kookey register to join our merry gang? Eric's instructions at FAQ mention a 'create your membership here' button - but there isn't one!HELP!!!! Thu 26 Jun 2008 17:32:58 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=81#comment273 GOBSTOPPER Thu 26 Jun 2008 16:27:07 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=80#comment272 oh my, I had a lick of Feefs as well! Thu 26 Jun 2008 16:25:05 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=80#comment271 That gobstopper's well worth saving, Fifi. Really tasty. Not that I had a go or anything ...Anyway. Must have a quick word with Mrs Effingham - oh, she's gone. Didn't hang around long, eh? Thu 26 Jun 2008 15:22:29 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=80#comment270 thanks Wonko, but i think i will hang on a bit as i have to put up some bathroom tiles when i get back to the homestead! Thu 26 Jun 2008 15:15:07 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=79#comment269 Just read some of my own posts. Think I'll change my name and start again.That's it! I'll find a Beach where nobody knows I'm really pmLeader and call myself amLeader or pmPMpm or something!But how? There doesn't seem to be a deed poll (written 'dead', for our north of the border reader) option in my registration. I can change my pin if I've forgotten it but not start a new life. How sad! Think I'll take to drink and post modern irony (or smart*rseness as it used to be called). But not necessarily in that order. Thu 26 Jun 2008 14:40:14 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=79#comment268 DIY - the sun's over the yard arm! Well, it must be somewhere. ;o)Pimms O'Clock everyone!;o) [] Thu 26 Jun 2008 14:25:27 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=79#comment267 drat it, RL way tooo busy, missed lunch and t at 3!give me a shout when sun is over the yardarm please! Thu 26 Jun 2008 14:16:20 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=78#comment266 Just taking a break while I wait for an email... anyone want some decaff tea out of the pot I just made?Oh, and that gobstopper's mine - saving it for later! ;o) Thu 26 Jun 2008 14:02:43 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=78#comment265 If it's upside down does that make it a hceab? Thu 26 Jun 2008 14:00:00 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=78#comment264 And it's upside down? Thu 26 Jun 2008 12:15:05 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=78#comment263 Bon voyage Humph!Cor blimey - a beach? Thu 26 Jun 2008 12:13:14 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=77#comment262 morning peeps, day off from RL and www yesterday, took grandchildren out for feeding of ducks, looking at railway trains, walking round Wymondham Abbey (pronounced Wyndham) and then home to make big batch of chocolate rice crispies. and jolly good time was had by all!anyhoo, just caught the tail end of elevenses, thanks Gillianianianian! Thu 26 Jun 2008 10:48:16 GMT+1 Mrs Effingham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=77#comment261 This post has been Removed Thu 26 Jun 2008 09:51:57 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=77#comment260 Gillianian-Yes please!!!Eccles cake- two please-one in my pocket for later. Mollyxx Thu 26 Jun 2008 09:34:46 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=76#comment259 Oooh, tea and Eccles cakes! Hang on, that looks more like a Chorley cake... still, it's just as delicious! Just what I needed, thanks Gillianianianianianianianian!Does anyone know why there's a half sucked, slightly fluff and dirt encrusted gob-stopper lying on the sand near the purple hammock?;o) [] Thu 26 Jun 2008 09:26:43 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=76#comment258 Poor Humph - he's working while he's away - he'll need a holiday when he comes back! ;o)I've left Eccles cakes and builders tea on the NC Bar, for elevenses! Thu 26 Jun 2008 09:22:22 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=76#comment257 Happy holiday, Humph! Do send a postcard, and lots of photos when you get back if the connections won't let you send before.A.xx Thu 26 Jun 2008 07:36:10 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=75#comment256 Night, night! Sweet dreams to one and all. Wed 25 Jun 2008 22:41:53 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=75#comment255 Mmmmf?... fmmmmpghmph???? Wed 25 Jun 2008 21:58:36 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=75#comment254 Humph-Of course I meanHappy Holiday!!Mollyxx Wed 25 Jun 2008 21:41:19 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=75#comment253 HumphHappy holiday?Mollyxx Wed 25 Jun 2008 21:39:36 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=74#comment252 Humph! send a postcard, if you get a moment to yourself...!! Wed 25 Jun 2008 20:58:44 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=74#comment251 Phew! Sid, giving Fifi that gob-stopper was an inspired move ;o) Wed 25 Jun 2008 19:03:12 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=74#comment250 Humph, don't forget about us ;o)I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time xx Wed 25 Jun 2008 19:01:57 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=73#comment249 Have a great holiday, when you get there, Humph! Wed 25 Jun 2008 17:55:58 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=73#comment248 Have fun Humph -- as far as that is possible. Get in touch re October when you get back! Wed 25 Jun 2008 17:54:56 GMT+1 Humph http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=73#comment247 "So, as the short-sighted terrier of Time chases the startled stick insect of Hope, and the supple daschund of Fate is knotted by the absent-minded balloon magician of Eternity, it's time to say goodbye."ISIHACWork commitments for me in RL are about to get extremely busy. Even when I do get the occasional 10 minutes off, my access to the internet will be somewhere between very poor and nil! I am sure that, in my absence, you will all behave . . . some of you well and some of you badly. I hope to return near the end of July.All the best.H. Wed 25 Jun 2008 17:43:24 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=72#comment246 Um, how come my comment in response to 234 ended up at 228 and where have the others gone???? Wed 25 Jun 2008 17:24:20 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=72#comment245 Oh dear n-n, it's a sad case ;o(Looking on the bright side, thank goodness you made Fi spit out that water - she's only got verbal diarrhoea. ;o) Wed 25 Jun 2008 17:17:15 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=72#comment244 Why is Sid talking to my left arm? And why is nikki noodle force-feeding me coffee? Never touch the stuff! Ahem....Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail, and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him . . . . . a super calloused fragile mystic vexed with halitosis. Wed 25 Jun 2008 15:35:44 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=72#comment243 "don't drink any more water Fi!!!!"(Its started already...oh dear, and its gone straight to her head, the wee lass!!)"Can you stand, Fifi?""(Lets walk her over to a hammock, will you talk one arm, Sid? Gillian, any suggestions??How about another brew of that coffee, Anne, and we can get her to sip it slowly...)"Feefs??!!"(its no use...she's just babbling...);-pxx Wed 25 Jun 2008 15:25:36 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=71#comment242 It's a bit quiet here today. Can't have that, can we! I know....Some friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they started a small florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down but they refused. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him again. So, the rival florist hired Hugh le Mair, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop. Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that...... only Hugh can prevent florist friars. Wed 25 Jun 2008 14:59:03 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=71#comment241 I'm feeling anxious about the water. Luckily I live as far north as you can get in Northamptonshire before you stagger into Lincolnshire ... but given that water has a tendency to flow ... should I be expecting a dose of the runs any time soon??:o( Wed 25 Jun 2008 12:35:25 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=71#comment240 Your explosive tendencies last night, Molly, took me aback!! Hope today's a good one!!humph, Im wondering 'how' she dun it?!Gillianian, is that a pair of whites out there on the surf? or just a breaker over the reef?! think we could all do with a pick-me-up... Wed 25 Jun 2008 11:16:03 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=70#comment239 Cheers Anne, I'll have both, in two mugs!Cheers! ;o) [] Wed 25 Jun 2008 11:02:53 GMT+1 Humph http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=70#comment238 I am trying to work out whether Appy's responce (228) to Deep's (234) makes sense or not. I think that it quite possibly does. I am also trying to work out why she refers to DT as stiffy. Maybe that is something that I should not spend too much time on.H. Wed 25 Jun 2008 10:43:29 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/the_beach_66.shtml?page=70#comment237 Wonko, choice of Blue Mountain or Java on the bar. Enjoy. Hope you've cooled off a bit. Wed 25 Jun 2008 10:43:15 GMT+1