Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 12 Jul 2014 14:02:48 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=99#comment162 ....moving on....I've partaken considerably of Sid's rioja ... politely sidestepped SSB's sausage ... played 'in and out the purple hammock' (hope the bruises heal soon, Sid!) ... and taken a tentative lick at the unmarked tablets (hmmmm, strangely salty?) ... and at last am feeling less stressed and bug-eyed.Aided and abetted by Paul Heiney and Billy Connolly, it must be said. And by a little black cat that isn't mine. And curry.* sigh *Thank you all. What would I do without you? Sarky comments to the contrary, I declare this community the bestest anywhere. Newsnight doesn't do this!! Thu 12 Mar 2009 23:20:20 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=98#comment161 Molly (160) - I'm afraid it's due to the Cheltenham effect.Tomorrow's tips by 11 am tomorrow. Thu 12 Mar 2009 23:19:22 GMT+1 SeriousSoundBiter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=98#comment160 I was thin five years ago.Then I gave up smoking.Call that two stone.But I was also poor and doing a lot of exercise.So I used to eat Morrison's sausages at 180 kcals per 100gms.A pound of them a day. And another 1000 kcals of fruit, bread, veg, milk and cheese.2,000 the lot.I got fatter and fatter and fatter.I thought it was all due to no nicotine.Suddenly Morrison's change the kcal count on these damned sausages. They say now, that they are 360 kcals.So for a year I'd been putting away an extra 1000 kcals a day.I reckon in human terms that's probably 100 gms of fat.Which gives me 365X100/1000 = the best part of 5 stone extra fat.Which is exactly what I put on, thinking it was some metabolic change, some unknown post nicotine effect etc In fact it was Morrison's getting their food descriptions wrong.I felt too bloated to sue.One sidelight was getting my ideal weight from Boots. My build, small medium large, made a heck of a difference.Which was I, I wondered? Thin I looked slight, now massive.I phoned them in Nottingham. 'It depends' I was told 'On how you feel'I suddenly understood.Morrison's must have asked the sausages themselves. Do you feel 180 kcals per 100 or 360 kcals per 100?They all apparently felt the change at the same time. Thu 12 Mar 2009 22:48:33 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=97#comment159 TIH- thanks for reminding me- a fiver due...By the way, you seem rather more a 'mittent' horse these days!Coat?mollyxx Thu 12 Mar 2009 22:37:10 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=96#comment158 Little Red - the purple hammock's not as free as it looks (I have a very low profile) ... Thu 12 Mar 2009 20:13:37 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=96#comment157 fifi - the purple hammock's free so you can lay back with a cool drink. failing that I've previously found the unmarked pills in the bar's first aid box work wonders.just don't operate heavy machinery. Thu 12 Mar 2009 18:22:41 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=95#comment156 Q: How long is an egg?A: Don't know, someone's nicked my egg-timer.[work in progress] Thu 12 Mar 2009 18:20:42 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=95#comment155 Fifi - I've just come here for that very reason. The cure? Don't know - so I'm falling back on the 'pour yourself a glass of Rioja' option - doesn't always work ...I'm working myself up over social services ... I'll be thinking naughty thoughts to myself over on the naughty step ... come and join me - I have a case of Rioja!! Thu 12 Mar 2009 18:19:00 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=94#comment154 Fifi, my brain is hurting too. Too much bad news in RL - all those shootings. Try to concentrate on being "on the beach" - think Burt Lancaster in those trunks and that screen kiss... Thu 12 Mar 2009 18:18:44 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=93#comment153 My brain in RL hurts.Anyone know a cure for that? Thu 12 Mar 2009 18:12:55 GMT+1 Septic http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=93#comment152 "can anything beat Kasbah Bliss?"Yup - seems that a few other GGs can!Anyway, you're still doing better than the Today programme tips. Thu 12 Mar 2009 16:30:41 GMT+1 PerfectlyPerky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=92#comment151 TIH - wow, that was quick. Your fiver arrived before the race - do you have inside information? ;)I can't resist hot cross buns any longer. Freshly toasted, they're on the bar, along with butter and strawberry jam. Thu 12 Mar 2009 15:46:57 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=92#comment150 Yeehaa!Cheltenham 2.40 Result 1st Imperial Commander (IRE) 6-1 (I've put a fiver in the post to you, Perky!)Now what about a bet in the World Hurdle at 15.20 - can anything beat Kasbah Bliss? I think I'll go for an outside punt on Tazbar. Thu 12 Mar 2009 15:13:22 GMT+1 PerfectlyPerky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=91#comment149 s'long as you share the winnings, my four-legged friend ;) Thu 12 Mar 2009 14:37:15 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=90#comment148 What about a little speculation on Imperial Commander in the 2.40 at Cheltenham? Anybody mind if I use the phone behind the bar to talk to my bookmaker? Thu 12 Mar 2009 14:33:30 GMT+1 Trevor Mansell http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=90#comment147 Just returned from a little fishing trip. Sardine sandwiches anyone. No jokes about loaves and fishes please. Thu 12 Mar 2009 12:53:07 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=89#comment146 Who nicked the egg-timer? Thu 12 Mar 2009 11:20:22 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=88#comment145 Thanks Little Red ...zzzzzzzzzz Thu 12 Mar 2009 08:14:15 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=88#comment144 morning all. coffee is a brewing and it's a strong lot for sure. a collection of cereals, yoghurts and fruits available on the bar. and picnic blankets are set up along the sand so we can munch and watch the beautiful sunrise. Thu 12 Mar 2009 05:51:19 GMT+1 Septic http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=87#comment143 I've sent in this week submission for the beach picture... it's a nice view of a walkway through some sand dunes with a just a hint of the sea in the distance. If they use it - I hope you like it. Got a nice one for next week lined up.... a view of the 'naughty step' Wed 11 Mar 2009 22:16:41 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=87#comment142 or a Whippet! Wed 11 Mar 2009 20:51:22 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=86#comment141 LR, try grilled Racing Pigeon! Wed 11 Mar 2009 20:36:24 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=85#comment140 well that has been quite some day in the office. All I had to do was read a couple of reports and feedback then get on with my own work. But not a paragraph went by without someone coming to ask for help. Including a call from my old job asking me to explain why their numbers didn't add up (and I had to patiently explain that they did). Oh well glad it's over. Now for din dins. I'm thinking something on toast... need food fast! Wed 11 Mar 2009 18:22:24 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=85#comment139 All quiet just off the A46 then! Wed 11 Mar 2009 17:28:49 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=84#comment138 'Stuck for sumfink to do', DIY (138)?Yer avin' a larf, intcha!* sets down tea-mug and dives back into bullet points, subheadings and the optimum distribution of quotations * Wed 11 Mar 2009 16:35:49 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=84#comment137 Stuck for something to do?Then why not Post your comment Wed 11 Mar 2009 16:07:03 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=83#comment136 PerfectlyPerky, console him by surprising him with a meal for four at your local Yankee Yucky fried chicken place! Wed 11 Mar 2009 15:44:39 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=82#comment135 When I was wee, long ago, this was one of the real treats of any journey!"At their height of popularity there were 7,000 Burma-Shave signs stretching across America. The familiar white on red signs, grouped by four, fives and sixes, were as much a part of a family trip as irritating your kid brother in the back seat of the car. You'd read first one, then another, anticipating the punch line on number five and the familiar Burma-Shave on the sixth."Altho insuredRemember, kiddoThey don't pay youThey payYour widowBurma-ShaveA guyWho drivesA car wide openIs not thinkin'He's just hopin'Burma-ShaveViolets are blueRoses are pinkOn gravesOf thoseWho drive and drinkBurma-Shave;-)ed Wed 11 Mar 2009 15:28:33 GMT+1 PerfectlyPerky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=82#comment134 TIH (127) my SO turned down tickets for the England-France game yesterday.He's on a diet, so couldn't face going to Twickenham unable to eat or drink, and watch England lose . . . BigSis - how was Wales? Get everything done? Wed 11 Mar 2009 14:19:11 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=81#comment133 Cheltenham 2.05 1st 8 Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 5-2 F Yeehaaa! Wed 11 Mar 2009 14:15:05 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=80#comment132 Big Sis - I hope you left Wales tidy. Wed 11 Mar 2009 13:52:50 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=80#comment131 Like Mrs. Eff, I rather thought you'd be at Cheltenham today, Horse.All was quiet there as we drove by last night. Mind you, it was VERY late. "Still recovering from it" kind of late. Zzzzzz....... Wed 11 Mar 2009 13:19:44 GMT+1 Mrs Effingham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=79#comment130 Mind how you go horsey-worsey. Last year MrEffingham and I went to the races.Riding the favourite at Cheltenham, the jockey was well ahead of the field. Suddenly he was hit on the head by a turkey and a string of sausages. Luckily he managed to keep control of his mount and pulled back into the lead, only to be struck by a box of Christmas crackers and a dozen mince pies as he went over the last fence.With great skill he managed to steer the horse to the front of the field once more, when - all of a sudden - on the run in, he was struck on the head by a bottle of sherry and a Christmas pudding. this distracted him to be sure, and he succeeded in coming only second. We later found out that he went to the stewards to complain that he had been seriously hampered. Wed 11 Mar 2009 13:02:59 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=79#comment129 Afternoon peeps. Thanks for the tip Horsey. Wed 11 Mar 2009 12:17:52 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=78#comment128 Mrs Eff - My connections decided it was too risky to have me steeplechasing any further and put me to stud a couple of years ago. It's a tough life but has its perks.My money will be on Mikael D’Haguenet in the Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle today. Wed 11 Mar 2009 12:04:33 GMT+1 Mrs Effingham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=77#comment127 Never mind horsey-worsey. Better luck in the Gold Cup, my money is on you. ;0) Wed 11 Mar 2009 11:19:36 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=77#comment126 In RL I am going to sack our Site Inspector who has tickets for Scotland vs Ireland and is going about with a smug grin on his face. Wed 11 Mar 2009 11:15:20 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=76#comment125 Thanks Anne. I could do with another coffee, having overslept in RL this morning, so I've been in "rush" mode ever since.... Wed 11 Mar 2009 11:05:08 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=76#comment124 Hey nikki, wake up! I think you've overslept.I've left fresh coffee on the bar and the kettle is boiling for tea. Wed 11 Mar 2009 08:40:18 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=75#comment123 ug.....hammock.....uhhh.....zzzzzzzzzzzzxxu-u Tue 10 Mar 2009 17:27:20 GMT+1 Selkius_Piscinus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=74#comment122 Sid @ 120, I get that message too, and I don't know what it is about because my computer doesn't do HTML at all and never has, that was turned off right from the start so it wouldn't mess up my email.Strange and wonderful are the ways of the blog, and there are some things that fish was not meant to know. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:15:16 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=74#comment121 DiY has that glucose drink helped you quantitative easing? Tue 10 Mar 2009 13:07:57 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=73#comment120 That naughty HTML gets everywhere, doesn't it! Still, I'm feeling even more celebratory that last week, as not only do I have a Heineken Cup QF ticket, I also have an England vs BaaBaas ticket too! A case of Black Stump is behind the bar for later :-) Tue 10 Mar 2009 13:02:26 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=73#comment119 There has been a problem...Your comment contains some HTML that has been mistyped.Data at the root level is invalid on line 1 Tue 10 Mar 2009 12:31:54 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=72#comment118 LR 117...spelin?...punkchewation?...comfyhension? Tue 10 Mar 2009 12:22:50 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=71#comment117 Is there a blog prob? Tue 10 Mar 2009 12:22:30 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=71#comment116 morning all, just home for a spot of lunch before running back to the office again - beans on toast with cheese on top. any takers? later this evening i have a conversation session with my neighbour who is soon to take an english exam at school. not sure what topics we'll cover - any suggestions are welcome. Tue 10 Mar 2009 11:33:00 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=70#comment115 *waves from the red cross hammock*morning frogging peeps, i'll skip breakfast if you don't mind. iced water and that fizzy orange glucose drink are the only things that stay down / in! Tue 10 Mar 2009 09:17:08 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=69#comment114 Morning, Sid, I'll have some tea thanks. Looks like my plans for finally tackling the allotment are being frustrated by the weather yet again, so I'll just settle down on the sand for a while and contemplate a different lot of water. Tue 10 Mar 2009 09:09:37 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=69#comment113 Can't sleep - so I've tidied up the bar and got the coffee on - plenty of hot water for tea as well. Croissants are warming in the oven - can't find the muesli anywhere.Ooops - sorry, those pans do make a noise don't they?? Tue 10 Mar 2009 08:39:30 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=68#comment112 DIY, Whilst this may get modded you should try the geordie Solicitors. Haddaway "&" Sh!te Mon 09 Mar 2009 20:47:12 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=68#comment111 if i'm not too late, I'll tuck into a 'squid and octopus' haggis - never had a fishy one before, (there's a thought..)..although a mighty hot curry does sound good too; maybe I'll double my chances and go for one of both (one of each?!), that, and a large bowl of prunes and cabbage should set me running Mon 09 Mar 2009 20:32:29 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=67#comment110 Lady Sue (107) : There IS just a bit too much for the two of us, so pull up a plate and those interesting looking bottles and dig in.But leave the Burns at home, please. We have plenty of it here if there's an emergency. Frankly, there are not many emergencies I can think of that would occasion my breaking out the Burns, other than an unexpected Burns Night gig requiring seasonal entertainment....More pepper? Mon 09 Mar 2009 19:35:42 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=66#comment109 Hello, Gossymrs! (87) Thank you. I'm avoiding the ruffled shirt in case someone mistakes me for one of Adam Ant's entourage.Sid (93), does that make you a brilliant poet?Get well soon, all who need to. Is there a sick bay on the beach? Or is it just a few extra-comfy hammocks and a couple of extra-attentive nurses? Mon 09 Mar 2009 19:26:45 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=66#comment108 I have engaged a new firm of solicitors to handle me and Mrs Diy's affairs.....Phhaarrp, Barrff and sons!A day of nothing but bread and water has eased the lower intestinal commotion! Mon 09 Mar 2009 19:18:42 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=65#comment107 Sid - Odder still, that octopus had 16 arms! Mon 09 Mar 2009 18:31:28 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=65#comment106 Fifi: I LOVE haggis and haven't had any for years... could I possibly join you? I'll bring lots of whiskey/whisky, wine and some Rabbie Burns. Mon 09 Mar 2009 18:29:42 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=64#comment105 Thank goodness for the Beach. It's been a stressful afternoon in RL and even the prospect of haggis for supper isn't raising my spirits.... spirits ... there's an idea! Mon 09 Mar 2009 18:27:41 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=63#comment104 Talking of squid, I think I heard on the news recently that a woman in America had given birth to an octopus. Makes you think, doesn't it? Mon 09 Mar 2009 18:27:20 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=63#comment103 Horse! Brilliant! Mystery solved. Would you like to celebrate by sharing a cocktail while watching the sun set? Mon 09 Mar 2009 18:25:58 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=62#comment102 Lady_Sue - Don't know if it is relevant or not but DIY told me he had found 10 squid on the beach. Mon 09 Mar 2009 18:20:32 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=61#comment101 makeitclear - a different Tennyson, I think. Re. the money ... not a soul knew. It's those darned tenner hunters. DI_Wyman - sorry you're not well. Hope you're feeling tickety-poo tomorrow. Oh, sorry, poor choice of words. Mon 09 Mar 2009 18:15:32 GMT+1 makeitclear http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=61#comment100 Lady Sue...would that be the Tennyson who played Centre Forward for Preston North End (he was very clever, but did mainly Limericks)The money's gone; you didn't tell anyone else did you...? Mon 09 Mar 2009 18:06:31 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=60#comment99 Not sure what I blame yesterdays poorly Stomach on. I did'nt have a curry at the weekend. Perhaps thats why.Px not turned up so Kettle on and a Pot of Tea Brewing. Mon 09 Mar 2009 14:31:47 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=60#comment98 stewart m 98, you may be right. in which case that may explain the ring of fire! Mon 09 Mar 2009 14:03:30 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=59#comment97 Erm DiY Are you sure it wern't your beef vidapoo? Mon 09 Mar 2009 13:28:16 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=58#comment96 afternoon peeps. i'm tom dick today. i'm pretty sure it was something mrs diy cooked!and i now know what it means when they say the world has dropped has dropped out of my bottom.i will be in the hammock with the big red cross on it.diy [|:-( Mon 09 Mar 2009 13:26:57 GMT+1 SeriousSoundBiter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=58#comment95 Srping is springing, you know.So where's Edgie's thread asking for snowdrops, crocuses, minature daffodyls and hedgehogs waking up.He could call it Green Shoot, Dead by Winter.Good photies, though, mot just a ladybird on a dirty finger as Jo Brand had it.(Though with the right number of spots that's be khustie, too). Mon 09 Mar 2009 12:55:19 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=57#comment94 Sid, you are not a teenager so GET OUT OF BED!Who fancies a bit of something for lunch? Mon 09 Mar 2009 12:55:06 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=57#comment93 (78) Frances: thanks for that - wasn't familiar with that poem. Imagine a 'silver tassie'. Hmmmmm, perhaps best not...(82) Makeitclear: checked it and it did make me laugh. Have responded and have also buried tenner for you in the sand, behind the naughty step. Mon 09 Mar 2009 11:55:51 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=56#comment92 Frances O (77)"Good poets have a weakness for weak puns", according to WH Auden.(My dad used to say 'great minds')Either way - I think it was a fabulous pun ... Mon 09 Mar 2009 10:26:11 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=55#comment91 snore ........................... Mon 09 Mar 2009 10:20:51 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=55#comment90 Sid - ssshhhh - it's just a bad dream. Here, let me tuck you in again.... ;o) Mon 09 Mar 2009 09:52:39 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=54#comment89 You're two and a half hours late, Sid! Mon 09 Mar 2009 09:48:01 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=53#comment88 Is it time to get up yet? Mon 09 Mar 2009 08:12:55 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=53#comment87 morning all. the raiding party's clearly not back yet, but i suppose choc and liquorice for b'fast isn't so good.i bring coffee and cereal (with dried apricots and prunes for those with a hardy stomach!) but have to dash as I'm already late for the office. Mon 09 Mar 2009 06:07:28 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=52#comment86 O Frances (86)... I moved directly from the thread on Paris fashion and I was just thinking how very hip that outfit is! Sun 08 Mar 2009 22:47:02 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=52#comment85 You trype, n-n? I wouldn't say so...We're at 2205 here. Just time to find my trusty parrot, earrings, cutlass and thigh-high boots.Arrrrrrhh, me hearties, let's keel-haul them Mod swabs! Sun 08 Mar 2009 22:07:18 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=51#comment84 And greetings back to you, International Woman, in whichever time zone you are in!!!Gillianian, how will we know which midnight you mean?!! The clocks here are bonging Twelve as i trype.....nikki Sun 08 Mar 2009 21:59:43 GMT+1 SeriousSoundBiter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=50#comment83 Working class women lose your chains, middle class women your privileges. Sun 08 Mar 2009 17:31:49 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=50#comment82 Little Red - you mean...oh no....that's the limit.....the Mods have raided our Beach and pinched our chocolates?!!!I suggest we form a raiding party of our own - we'll meet at midnight, under the Pirate flag..... Sun 08 Mar 2009 16:38:30 GMT+1 makeitclear http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=49#comment81 Lady SueRe you becoming a cliche...See Glass Box !(Friday) Sun 08 Mar 2009 16:33:43 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=49#comment80 I forgot to mention... other chocolates are available. Will you re-post my comment now? Sun 08 Mar 2009 14:42:57 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=48#comment79 Nearly forgot! It's International Women's Day!Greetings to all international women on the Beach! Sun 08 Mar 2009 13:03:51 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=47#comment78 Gillianian - I'm afraid there're only baguettes left at this time of day. But I do have a giant tin of C@dbury$ chocs and a huge bag of salty liquorice from my European jaunt.I think I'll take my paper and lounge a while on the sand over there. Might have room for an ice cream later so can people keep an ear out for the van? Sun 08 Mar 2009 12:21:50 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=47#comment77 Tassie? Like this?Silver Tassieby Robert BurnsGo fetch to me a pint o wine, And fill it in a silver tassie;That I may drink, before I go, A service to my bonie lassie:The boat rocks at the Pier o' Leith, Fu' loud the wind blaws frae the Ferry,The ship rides by the Berwick-law, And I maun leave my bony Mary.The trumpets sound, the banners fly, The glittering spears are ranked ready,The shouts o' war are heard afar, The battle closes deep and bloody.It's not the roar o' sea or shore, Wad make me langer wish to tarry;Nor shouts o' war that's heard afar- It's leaving thee, my bony Mary! Sun 08 Mar 2009 11:57:29 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=46#comment76 "Gingham table cloth.....check!"Awful pun, DI. How's your Y today?Morning, peeps! Sun 08 Mar 2009 11:56:19 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=46#comment75 Hello Little Red - I hope you had a good holiday.As you're at loose end, how about a trip to the patisserie? Sun 08 Mar 2009 11:47:12 GMT+1 Little Red http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=45#comment74 honey, I'm home...!coffee and poached eggs on toast for me please! need to build up my reserves for the launch back into work next week.now, what to do with my day... Sun 08 Mar 2009 08:51:52 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=44#comment73 I'll have all but the Porridge. I'm sure lots of coldstream guards have been to Tassie. Sun 08 Mar 2009 08:23:38 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=44#comment72 Morning Peeps and Froggers.Coffee....check!Tea.......check!Toast.....check!Marmalades.....check!Porridge......check!Bacon...check!Eggs...check!Salt..check!Pepper...check!Mustard....check!Napkins...check!andGingham table cloth.....check!Beach central we are go for a breakfast!Och, Captain we are way over our baggage allowance, she is nae gonna get off the ground. Sun 08 Mar 2009 07:30:54 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=43#comment71 Re:-The BBC is planning to remove the Strapline on the PM Blog. Please support all Bloggers and Froggers in the fight to have the strapline savedcome on, letz b avenue! Sat 07 Mar 2009 20:32:14 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=42#comment70 Stew_M, Dad?I thought it said 'Band of the Goldstream Guards' under Father on yer birth certificate!*ducks* Sat 07 Mar 2009 20:29:02 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=42#comment69 *you hoo! waves from the naughty step (again)*can I have a Pimms o'clock please? Sat 07 Mar 2009 20:26:09 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=41#comment68 (68): Stewart - I'm sure your Dad will have a great time. It's a great place - a "last wilderness". Tell him I said "Bon Voyage". Sat 07 Mar 2009 19:57:36 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=41#comment67 Lady sue, my dad is off to tassie. Sat 07 Mar 2009 18:55:04 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=40#comment66 Have you seen the width of that naughty step. They are extending it again. Sat 07 Mar 2009 18:17:33 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=39#comment65 DI_Wyman: What are "St. Albans" style speedos? A huge Beaver? Isn't that akin to what the Ozzies call a "Map of Tassie*"? If so, STRAIGHT back to the naughty step for you (I knew it). *Tassie being a colloquial term for the island state of Tasmania. Sat 07 Mar 2009 17:16:03 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=39#comment64 My dear Lady_Sue, wot you need is a Beaver! You can get loads of bark chippings and kindling if you have a Beaver!Then you can have an enormous one. Sat 07 Mar 2009 16:29:12 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/the_beach_99.shtml?page=38#comment63 Budge up Sid, I need to get into me Speedos. I have got a new pair!They are cut in the "St Albans" style. Sat 07 Mar 2009 16:27:09 GMT+1