Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 26 Apr 2015 21:43:49 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=99#comment143 Mrs Eff - You've been sleeping for a while! The Beach has moved! Wed 13 Aug 2008 12:32:51 GMT+1 Mrs Effingham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=98#comment142 ...zzzz,zzzz,zzzz,zzzz,zzzz,zzzz,zzzz,... Wed 13 Aug 2008 12:30:12 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=97#comment141 pmLeader 139, Don't try to get familiar with me. Fri 18 Jul 2008 09:54:39 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=97#comment140 Parabens, apparently. Took me about 15 seconds. Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:48:22 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=96#comment139 By the way, I believe I am am closely related to the Sid Cumblerand who is credited with today's strapline ... a bit like genetic mutation, really - just a couple of letters transposed. Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:35:00 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=95#comment138 I'm DMcN trained. Thu 17 Jul 2008 19:14:10 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=95#comment137 PS My bet a half says I look like him. Thu 17 Jul 2008 19:13:25 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=94#comment136 Did anyone else see a certain resemblance between Frankie Howard (on a BBC 2 repeat the other nite (from BBC4)) and a very much alive and kicking and very much loved current radio and TV (just) personality? Thu 17 Jul 2008 19:12:01 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=93#comment135 Someone emailed me a little frogging history today.You wicked peeps!It's a visual quote from Carwash apparently as you all knew so well!Well, here's to frogging till dawn shows up. Thu 17 Jul 2008 19:08:57 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=93#comment134 I'm off to a real beach tomorrow, for a week. When I get back, I'll have bags full of pasties, scones, clotted cream, ice cream, rock...... ;o) Thu 17 Jul 2008 17:11:02 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=92#comment133 I meant Mrs M. Of course. It was the hunger pangs putting me off. Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:50:12 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=91#comment132 Grin, Stewart. Happy b'day to Mrs S!DI, now you've made me hungry. Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:49:08 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=90#comment131 good eve peeps, RL today has found me being busy at son #1 house laying slabs round the edge of his refurbished pond.And now waiting for a generous portion of shepherds pie, carrots and peas. Sorry but i don't think there will be any left overs! Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:36:48 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=90#comment130 Re The frog puzzle. I was sent this by an Optometry Colleague. What sort of grade 2 computer test I do not know. Probably how to write viral e mails html code!!! Thu 17 Jul 2008 12:14:13 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=89#comment129 Stewart! (120) that was fun!PS: a Grade 2 computer test in China? Thu 17 Jul 2008 10:29:22 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=88#comment128 fifi,118, Make that 118. Thu 17 Jul 2008 10:13:00 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=88#comment127 fifi 188, It will be ready when it clears. One previous gallon already has and another is close. Thu 17 Jul 2008 10:11:06 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=87#comment126 And for the FB'ers, I've uploaded the pics there as well (minus watermark).Meanwhile, in case you hadn't gathered, I've decided not to join the few camping outside Shire Hall (including my line manager, a UNISON rep, so he can't exactly get away with ignoring the strike...) - so I'd better put down the frog and start doing some work! Thu 17 Jul 2008 09:25:38 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=86#comment125 Enjoy the real beach fifi. Diy do you mean start? I have the solution if you get stuck.I gave up and resorted to the solution. Thu 17 Jul 2008 09:05:16 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=86#comment124 I'm off to catch a train to a Beach-free coastal town on the west of Scotland. It has a beach but no Beach, if you catch my drift!Back next Wednesday. Or maybe sooner if the train has wifi... Thu 17 Jul 2008 07:36:56 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=85#comment123 wow!all i said was SM 120's link was giving me a poor satrt to the dayandmittfh's pics (via hyperlink) were brill! Thu 17 Jul 2008 07:29:25 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=84#comment122 This post has been Removed Thu 17 Jul 2008 06:49:10 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=84#comment121 taa dah.....Cowbridge Thu 17 Jul 2008 06:31:41 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=83#comment120 Great piccies mittfh. Wed 16 Jul 2008 22:56:53 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=82#comment119 Was sent this today Idea froggers materialhttp://funstufftosee.com/frogleaptest.html Wed 16 Jul 2008 22:51:45 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=81#comment118 I've finally got the flour/sauce ratio just right for Fearless Fred's magnificent chicken recipe for two!There are no extras on the Bar, as SO and I have polished off the lot. As he said tonight:"You've made that loads of times since you got the recipe, and it's never been anything less than gorgeous!"This is praise indeed. Wed 16 Jul 2008 18:55:55 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=81#comment117 David (117) : Don't forget to tell us when it's time to see if it's ready! My winetasting glasses are carefully packed under the Nick Clarke bar, ready for such eventualities. Wed 16 Jul 2008 17:14:47 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=80#comment116 Make that raspberries, not strawberries. Not that anyone will notice. Wed 16 Jul 2008 17:07:52 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=79#comment115 EdI, good to read from you, and thanks for your advice.Don't, as they say, be a stranger!** NB: not 'don't be stranger'[grinnnn] Wed 16 Jul 2008 15:58:44 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=79#comment114 whoops why? DIY? and can you repeat the one before!!!!Am lazing under the trees, eating cherries..... pfffffffftoooof! Wed 16 Jul 2008 12:21:38 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=78#comment113 I have four gallons of strawberry wine blurping away made from jammers (fit for making jam) bought at the farmers' market in St Albans. Also, a gallon of redcurrant (another to start) and a gallon of elderflower picked from our garden and next door. Gallons of apple wine to be made later in the year. Wed 16 Jul 2008 09:08:57 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=77#comment112 http colon slash slash bnorwood dot fotopic dot net slash frogfest08It will initially display the entire collection, click a photo to view it up close. Once there, you can either rate it, or click the tiny Comments button at the bottom to add a witty caption.N.B. In the comments box, I will accept noms de frog in the Name field, and the email field is optional.N.N.B. I still have both the original 6MP photos and the resized ones (both unwatermarked) on file, so if you want a copy of any (e.g. putting on your own gallery), let me know!The video has been pre-converted to FLV, but as it's still 27MB I won't attempt uploading it at work! Wed 16 Jul 2008 08:43:30 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=77#comment111 whoops! Wed 16 Jul 2008 07:25:53 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=76#comment110 nice one Feefs!and thanks Anne P, just what I need, way too much chinese food last night.anyhoo, need to fire up my Kango and head back to Norwich today to prepare for my next job........where........,a href="http://www.cowbridge.co.uk/">Cowbridgeyer 'avin a larf! Wed 16 Jul 2008 07:25:22 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=75#comment109 Morning all, early start in RL so have left a large pot of Blue Mountain on the bar together with builders strength tea, also wholemeal toast and homemade marmalade. Wed 16 Jul 2008 07:13:54 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=75#comment108 Hey, I made people in a pub at Oakham sing a rude word many times tonight ...!All together now:"You can [cuddle] the bear if you do it with care..." Tue 15 Jul 2008 23:09:08 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=74#comment107 I have some Rum at 57%. Off a Hull Zeebrugge ferry I think. Kiwi goes well I seem to remember. I think we also did mango one year. We have not rumtopfted for a few years so can't now wait till those dark winter nights to sample it. Tue 15 Jul 2008 22:13:51 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=73#comment106 SM (105),How did you know I was adding the black/red currants and kiwi this evening to the Rumkopf?(I do this every year, on reduced price fruit or PYO as they are available. Using only 40% rum this year, due to disappearance of rum of suitable strength (>50%) used in past years.) Tue 15 Jul 2008 20:36:46 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=72#comment105 SM (103),A true gent.I trust that someone will post the highlights of Lich-frog-fest on a fora available for those on dial-up modems (still) (yes, I know, you would not believe the problems...)For other reasons, I took my mother on a drive around the picturesque countryside on Sun afternoon. There were some very interesting views. I would post pics on my blog, but the computer now refuses to recognise my cameraphone. Will continue that wrestle tomorrow.Oh. Sequin just giving a trail for "World Tonight"! Tue 15 Jul 2008 20:33:07 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=72#comment104 I know Cucumber goes well in Pimms but Chow Mein in the glass too!I have a few PYO strwaberries left, The rest are in the rumtopf with some Raspberries. Tue 15 Jul 2008 20:32:47 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=71#comment103 DIWyman and Stewart M - we seem to have the makings of a Frogfest right here ;o)Mmmm...I'll always have Pimms with my chow mein from now on!Here's the melon and pineapple I forgot to use at the weekend.... Tue 15 Jul 2008 20:26:12 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=70#comment102 Evening all. I'll get the beers, gins, Pimms, Wine in. I remembered on catching up here that i'd forgotten about your frogend! Not that I could have got. I was up in Glasgow back end of last week and then we had my In laws visiting and a poorly Mrs Stewart M. Good to know it was a fun time though. Tue 15 Jul 2008 20:06:55 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=70#comment101 We are just about to go to Oakham folk club, where the Kiwi hostess wishes to duet with my SO on 'The Gum Boot Song' (antipodean version of Billy Connolly's famous If It Wuznae Fur yer Wellies) ... in front of her mother, who's over from NZ on a visit!Nobody's bothered about singing with ME, just with 'im..... sob! ;o)I'm just there to provide guitar backing and lead the applause. Tue 15 Jul 2008 18:22:42 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=69#comment100 good eve peeps, i am well out of touch as to wot has been happening as been a busy busy bee in Surbiton.so glad the expedition to the midlands went well, sorry Gillianianian, forgive my rudenes in not paying attention to the date and invitation. but have been way too busy sorting RL, getting son #3 off to OZ and sorting mrs Diy's car (the engine blew up when the cambelt snapped).i will shortly be sending invitations out to facebook shortly so you can get a glimpse of my loony life if you want!in the mean time i have an ice cold six pack (probably the best cider) an empty hammock and a wireless connection to abuse.oh, i have also ordered a chinese takeaway so there will be sweet corn soup, spring rolls, szechwan beef, special chow mein, king prawns in black sauce with egg fried rice available at NC's soon! Tue 15 Jul 2008 17:46:25 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=68#comment99 All,On the road to Waterperry tomorrow!See y'all there?xxed Tue 15 Jul 2008 16:58:51 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=68#comment98 Help yourself to some PYO strawberries - they're in hanging baskets, so no need to bend down - and they have never seen a speck of dirt in their short lives;o( Tue 15 Jul 2008 16:45:55 GMT+1 Wonko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=67#comment97 Oih! What a day. Not aided by entirely not enough sleep and having to get up at zero dark thirty this morning.Is it Pimms O'Clock yet? Must be! Mine's a large one. And the drink...Budge up on the naughty step.;o) [] Tue 15 Jul 2008 16:42:31 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=66#comment96 Just back from a cup of tea and a natter with friends, followed by a very pleasant dog-walk accompanied by yellowhammers and a green woodpecker!And home in time for PM. How good am I??EdI - great to see you back among the dunes, dishing out 'legal' html to us techno-dummies. Thanks! xx Tue 15 Jul 2008 15:55:27 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=65#comment95 EdI (lovely to see you, btw!): You'd like this production, especially as the 'kings' are replaced by 'heads of state', such as Messrs Bush, Blair, Berlasconi, et al ..... There is a link to the scene in the YouTube section. Quite drole!Also, Let our garden grow - all from a very eco viewpoint, with scenes of devastation to show just how little we care for our planet. Sobering, but thought provoking. Set against the wonderful music and singing, it made for a strong finish.Don't leave it too long til you next visit us, will you? :o) Tue 15 Jul 2008 14:57:17 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=65#comment94 Whoops! got my lt and gt all mixed up!&lt; gives < and &gt; gives > Tue 15 Jul 2008 14:56:03 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=64#comment93 Frances and others,Various formatting tools and techniques are here.But they were put together in a time when bold required <strong> and </strong> I shall have to do an edit.Btw, if you want to display & or < or > type &amp; &gt; &lt; - exactly as shown (with semicolon ends)xxed(your friendly helpmate)Sis,Thanks for the candide link. Voltaire's an old favourite of mine. Tue 15 Jul 2008 14:51:10 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=63#comment92 Thanks for the belated link to the Beach category, PM tecky bods!!!* mwah! * Tue 15 Jul 2008 09:54:28 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=63#comment91 Fifi (91),Sorry, but until Friday Night I believed Frogfest was somewhere near to London - say Kent, Surrey or Middlesex. Then work got in the way, (which I could have coped were the Frogfest be in Kent.....) and I sent Gillianian an email saying best wishes to all but...Triangle? Harmonium more like.Of course, can arrange a Yentob and do a Noddie for the Frogfest video - once my b**ldy computer re-recognises the camera... Mon 14 Jul 2008 20:13:33 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=62#comment90 DeepJohn!!! Devastated that you didn't make it to the Lichfrog... but at least we are both here on the Beach now.I have brought the guitar for me, and jonnie's triangle for you (hope that's OK) ... would you care to try a few rounds of Grandfather's Clock with me?Only, I gather mittfh has designs on posting incriminating video evidence on the Glaswegian insult medium "YaChoob!" and jonnie can probably edit you in....?;o) Mon 14 Jul 2008 20:04:01 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=61#comment89 Fifi (89),I too have tired to alert Eric about the missing link. Since I navigate the frog via my "bookmark", The Beach, it's a pain when the link disappears... Mon 14 Jul 2008 19:50:14 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=61#comment88 The sand has blown over the path from the BEACH category to Sequin's Beach ... I've done my best to alert the PM bods about it.In the meantime, I will just lie back in the purple hammock, and wait for you all to return. . . . . .zzz... zzzz.... zz.. zzzzz..... Mon 14 Jul 2008 19:43:33 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=60#comment87 As I don't have an SO currently, (since when did Deepthought have an SO - read the source), will it be a mirage of DT on the Frogger's widow(er)s' site? Mon 14 Jul 2008 19:41:57 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=59#comment86 Oh, and the aforementioned frogger's SO, our hostess's SO and my own SO are all threatening to set up a rival blog, for all Froggers' Widows/Widowers...If anything comes of this (which I doubt) I will put details and links on the Froggers' Refuge so we can avoid any unpleasantness with the mods! Mon 14 Jul 2008 14:56:55 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=59#comment85 An interesting side-show to the Fest was the BIG birthday of the SO of one frogger on Sunday. Not to say that he had a senior moment after upping the first digit of his age for the next 10 years... but he managed to leave TWO birthday cards behind!;oD Mon 14 Jul 2008 14:54:35 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=58#comment84 Well, it won't let me. I've gone through all the stages and it's just sulking and stamping its foot. I had a silly idea to change it to 'Franny May (or May Not)' but that just reflects my irritation with the endless blarting on about those ridiculously-named institutions. I won't bother, now; I'm past irritation and into intense boredom.FF, I suggest you don't tamper with your Fred either. Phoooooohhh.It was just an attempt at a silly joke, anyway.(Stomps off to stop wasting time and do sensible stuff) Mon 14 Jul 2008 13:57:47 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=57#comment83 Good lord! so simple. So you can use html in this dark cavern of moddy secrets.Now! Here's one! I want to change my name for a day or so. How to do? You'll see why if it works.PS: how did you guess one of my nicknames? Mon 14 Jul 2008 13:32:10 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=56#comment82 Franny, you can certainly have my permission! I believe a "lesser than" B "greater than" followed by the same after ith a forward slash before the B should result in bold... Mon 14 Jul 2008 13:21:44 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=56#comment81 Oh, phooey, I was trying to do bold and hit 'post' not 'preview'. Can't remember how to do it here. Left arrow thing bold right arrow thing (without gaps)* obviously doesn't work. How about 'fearless'? With Fred's permission, of course. Or... is it 'strong'?I just had a fleeting thought of froggers piling into a cinema to watch cransleycam.So popcorn - salty and caramelly - and cola on the bar at Nick's as a forfeit.* The arrowy things you get with shift + , or . are apparently naughty and not to be posted Mon 14 Jul 2008 12:51:53 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=55#comment80 Gossy, I'm glad you weren't referring to Big Sis's 79 Mon 14 Jul 2008 12:42:38 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=54#comment79 Big Sis (69!!) along the same lines I can also really recommend the stage version of 'Brief Encounter' at Cinema Haymarket which is wonderful Mon 14 Jul 2008 12:14:06 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=54#comment78 Frances O: I'd have a word with Jonnie if I were you ;o) Mon 14 Jul 2008 10:57:09 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=53#comment77 Hi, froggers, I'm glad the fest went so well. Boring old Real Life intruded on my weekend, but I look forward to seeing the blackmail files - er, photos. Mon 14 Jul 2008 10:49:34 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=52#comment76 76I did. I thought it was marvellously middle brow."Are these the sands of Telleddiethat in the consternation of ThisisNOTnews?Is that a Turkey, the farmyard colonel, getting a basting? (Hint)Is that Ben Gunn driven mad by market forces? (Hint)"" Yes. These are the Sands of Oblivion where no news is good news and so we have none.""Pass me the Spock ears, Captain, they help me block out the news." Mon 14 Jul 2008 10:42:13 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=52#comment75 But, mittfh, did you like Candide? ;o) Mon 14 Jul 2008 09:56:25 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=51#comment74 Hopefully within the next week there'll be another performance on Ewe Tube - I managed to record our rendition of "Grandfather's Clock"...I'll also post up on my fotopic gallery my pics from the FrogFest - as well as the preceeding week in Cornwall (visiting a few real beaches - and yes, the sun did shine!)As for the FrogFest, I left at about 5:30pm, shortly after a pair of froggers returned from a second outing to Lichfield Town Centre, having liked it so much on the guided tour earlier... Mon 14 Jul 2008 09:32:13 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=50#comment73 My mother had a very nice recipe for chocolate cake (American). I have half of it.....somewhere (the recipe, that is). Much better than most British (dry) recipes.Having just returned from France, we have loads of wine and a very nice cake that is a specialty of Brittany, kouign amann. As I can't pronounce it, I call it Kofi Annan. Mon 14 Jul 2008 09:20:06 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=50#comment72 Ah well. All that lovely music lost on a silent Beach. Mon 14 Jul 2008 09:00:07 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=49#comment71 The songs, as I say, are very apposite for the human condition. For example 'What's the use?'is a lovely comment on corruption in society.You can find it under gslazar - Do watch! Mon 14 Jul 2008 08:09:06 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=48#comment70 Warning: Post 70 may be modded for it included a YouTube link :o) Mon 14 Jul 2008 07:55:40 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=47#comment69 Very daringly, I will try posting one link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=415pHFQfckw Mon 14 Jul 2008 07:55:04 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=47#comment68 Now, GM, that you've mentioned 'Cabaret' (okay, not *quite* in that way!), I just want to share with frogger friends how glorious was my evening in London on Friday at the Coliseum in the company of the ENO and Bernstein's 'Candide'. Even SO, who isn't a Bernstein fan as such, came out absolutely delighted as the music and the singing were absolutely breathtaking. I'd never seen it performed live, and had been so looking forward to this 'treat' - it did not disappoint.Wonderful, wonderful stuff - If you don't know the work, do give it a whirl. And some of the lyrics are very pertinent to life today, tomorrow, and forever. I'll be singing Auto da fe for the next few weeks.For those of you who'd like to share the moment, YouTube have some clips posted. I won't chance posting links here, but look for gslazar. Mon 14 Jul 2008 07:53:48 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=46#comment67 Re Musical Cabaret - Jonnie's performance on the triangle was not to be missed! I only hope he has been forgiven :-) Mon 14 Jul 2008 07:21:19 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=45#comment66 Would the noodle please contact the feedles with a view to festing...?fifi sings at live dot dom should do it!Because the ianianian frogger has custody of the frarchive, and your name was mentioned...? Sun 13 Jul 2008 21:49:12 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=45#comment65 evening all!! I hope you had lovely weekends, whereever you happened to be!!!Deep, I dont think they'll last long in there!! And South is a state of mind, as the Inuit saying has it!!I was camped out in the back garden all afternoon, dreaming of the beach.... Sun 13 Jul 2008 20:47:28 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=44#comment64 Under the delusion that the Frogfest was in the SE of England until the last moment, I did not make it. Even a work crisis would not have mattered, were it within a couple of hours of SW London, as I could have still made the evening, and get up in time to finish the job Sun morning and despatch it.And the camstream was unoccupied every time I tired.Anyhow, there are these bottles of fizz I was going to bring, (being close to second anniversary of the Frog) so I'll put them in store at the NC bar for the next event. Sun 13 Jul 2008 20:41:08 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=43#comment63 Fred (61) : "..surplus of musical cabaret..."?That must have been happening in the kitchen, Fred. I felt the m.c. was sorely lacking in the entertainment suite!!;o) Sun 13 Jul 2008 18:40:57 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=43#comment62 Evenmorelovely (62) ... assuming you are a fan of Stan Freberg ... my tip is: "Ben Hur looks good in the fifth!"* ultimate belly laugh *Why aren't you laughing too? Don't you remember The Story of Bridie Hammerschlaugen?[tumbleweed rolls slowly across the screen]In that case, E, I think you might be on your own! Sun 13 Jul 2008 18:24:15 GMT+1 evenmorelovely http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=42#comment61 Hello everyone; me waiter, me live on tips! Welcome to our country. Me no hate rich Westerners; we no think you exploit our country, or our poverty.No, no, no, lovely lovelies - we happy/smiley people.Wifey has massive heart attack - me no health cover. Pleez give more than 5dinari for next tip, my good, good friends. Sun 13 Jul 2008 16:36:43 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=41#comment60 Fifi- I blame the lack of wine on a surplus of musical cabaret last night :-) Sun 13 Jul 2008 16:19:16 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=40#comment59 3pm and shortly only the diehards who're making the Fest last till Monday will still be here, braving the blizzards and huddling together to keep warm.Meanwhile here on the Beach I have brought leftover carrot cake from a Frogger Widower's birthday, and about half a wedge of Danish Blue with oatcakes. (Sorry the salami's gone already.)There is no wine left either. Anywhere. Believe me I looked!;o) Sun 13 Jul 2008 14:03:44 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=40#comment58 g'day peeps and froggers, tis me in Surbiton having a very busy RL day counting books..4,698, 4,699, 4,700...wot?drat it....1,2,3,4.......... Sun 13 Jul 2008 12:46:25 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=39#comment57 11.10 and 'breakfast' is declared finally over. So, it's a quick dash to tidy the remains away and then out for a brisk walk through the sleet! Sun 13 Jul 2008 10:08:52 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=38#comment56 A new day "dawns", but FrogFest '08 is still in full swing (hic!)Jonnie may have gone racing back to Bournemouth to avoid the wrath of Simon, but the rest of us are still around, creating the usual mayhem (hic!) Sat 12 Jul 2008 23:19:59 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=38#comment55 Dear Sir,Please find enclosed a report on Jonnie's recent school trip to Lichfield.Today Jonnie has learnt to navigate safely to a town in the distant Midlands, called Lichfield. Once there he has met up with his friends, and enjoyed a lovely meal. The children have socialised together well, and the meal was followed by gospel hymn singing, when Jonnie joined in well, and displayed his talents on the triangle. He also enjoyed using his video camera to record the day's events, and this is confidently expected to improve his skills in IT.It was nice to see Jonnie enjoying himself so much in this unfamiliar situation, and displaying his social skills. It was only a pity that he had to leave early, before he had completed the "alcohol tolerance increase course", in which he had only passed the first module (1 glass of wine). We hope to see him again soon to complete the course. (Minimum required to pass - 3 bottles).Yours sincerelyMiss A Legless (somtimes referred to as "nameless who plays the harp") Sat 12 Jul 2008 22:18:52 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=37#comment54 ps, pm, pmis (copyright) gossipmistress. Sat 12 Jul 2008 21:06:32 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=36#comment53 is that fifi I can hear singing????!!(pm pm pm....) Sat 12 Jul 2008 20:26:06 GMT+1 Selkius_Piscinus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=36#comment52 DIY @ 43, my friend Hal had a fixation with burial on land (sort of like people wanting to be buried at sea, I suppose, only backwards) so when he died of shock when he met a cabinet minister snorkelling, we asked one of the octopodes to get his mortal remains onto the shore so he could be decently interred.Sorry the explanation arrived after the corpse, but as you know, a decent wake plays merry hob with the ability to type straight and I didn't feel up to it. Anyhow the keyboard is ashore and I was at least eight seas over at the time.Could someone please sort out digging a little hole for him in one of the dunes and saying some appropriate words over it once he is safely underground? I'd do it myself but I'm not sure I'm capable of using a spade right now. Sat 12 Jul 2008 15:15:36 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=35#comment51 Ooooo save me some Anne P!I have baked cheesecake here - spare one for the NCM bar (with strawberry and raspberry coulis) one one encased in coolbox in car boot ready to head south when I finish work!! Sat 12 Jul 2008 12:21:04 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=34#comment50 anne p - choc cake is just what i needed after long overnight flight and early morning cram through charles de gaullebeen off on work jaunt this week to scope my new home and generally have a jolly. some work involved but minimal.have seen my soon-to-be RL beach in temps of 28degrees or so - and that's the cool season. have sent pics via email but will have to wait and see if eddie/sequin like them.i'll be napping in the purple hammock trying to catch up some missed-out sleep...snore Sat 12 Jul 2008 11:44:48 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=34#comment49 I can recommend Anne P's choccie cake!;o) Sat 12 Jul 2008 11:16:31 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=33#comment48 Morning all, there's some of my special chocolate cake on the bar for later (or now for that matter) made lots to take to the frogfest, so some here for those who can't make it. If it gets as hot here as it obviously is where Eddie is, can someone please put it in the fridge to stop the icing melting. Thanks.A. Sat 12 Jul 2008 08:10:34 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=32#comment47 sun seems to be shining here in rural oxon, DI-Y... Sat 12 Jul 2008 07:16:17 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=31#comment46 morning frogging peeps and peeps-a-frogging,tea and toast anyone?well it looks like i am in for a wet RL journey to Surbiton, not to worry though it must sunshining somewhere! Sat 12 Jul 2008 07:03:29 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=31#comment45 ValP (45):Sadly no, no rain here. It would have been good to get a shower or two, just to dampen the excitability of the paraders in town today. I can't remember who they are, but they walk around wearing brightly coloured bandoliers every year at this time. Gay Pride or something like that... Sat 12 Jul 2008 05:42:58 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/the_beach_69.shtml?page=30#comment44 Purr purr poor pussy, it's not been your day has it? Raining in Glasgow?DIY I don't know about the fish, but I can guess who's had all the coffee.Well it's me for the purple hammock tonight, if you don't mind. I'm plum tuckered, with a busy weekend being a Removal Person in RL in store.Wonder if I can jump into it from here? Fri 11 Jul 2008 22:39:26 GMT+1