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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 12:48

Expect you around 6 for 6:30 then Pdoc 

I think we'll be on macaroni cheese by the end of the week 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 11:22
Doghouse Riley says:

KT53 says:

In the early days of Strictly the clear inference was that nobody would have had any formal dance training.  It quickly became apparent, even to those of us with two left feet, that the claim was on dubious ground. 

Funnily enough they were talking to Erin Boag on Take 2 this evening.  She commented that in the early years Strictly was a dance show pure and simple, whereas over recent years it has change to a dance based entertainment one.

Personally, I'm not bothered whether people have dance training or not.  I am bothered when false claims are made.

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 What has to be accepted that the BBC have always wanted to have the most watched entertainment show on Saturday nights. For years Strictly was trounced by the X-factor.

The Executive Producers, the current being Louise Rainbow were charged with making the show more competitive by attracting a wider audience particularly younger viewers. This has been achieved at the expense of turning it into "a dog and pony show."

Like much  of TV it's "all smoke and mirrors." You just have to take it as you see it.

Last edited: 28 November 2016 23:09:12

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 I agree,  it's 'Light Entertainment' , not the Olympics.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 11:16

Neck's a lot easier today thanks - I took painkillers before bedtime so I was relaxed and comfy when I went to bed, and had the shower set on Pulse on my neck for a good 5 mins this morning - that's really helped 

Not a cloud here either Hosta, and very sunny ... bright blue sky ......... and 1.2C !!!  The birdbath is set solid!!!  Enjoy the beach.  

We're eating very well here this week   I'm trying to make some space in the freezer so we will have room for Christmas things - consequently I'll be roasting a small piece of top rib for supper, slow roasted with roasties, yorkshires , purple sprouting and roasted squash ... you can form a queue ... those bearing wine will be allowed in ...  

White Eggs In Lawn?!

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 11:05

Definitely the frog's lunch, not his family 

If you look here and scroll down to Life Cycle, you'll see a pic of frogspawn. 

Last edited: 29 November 2016 11:08:09

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 09:05

And does anyone else think that parliamentary aides and advisors seem to be singularly stupid? Having worked in law and social services where we would have been sacked for breaches of confidentiality my advice would be... Buy a Bdooly Briefcase!!! I'm sure you can afford one!!! 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 09:00

Morning Pdoc  Yes we heard that. Goodness me! Manners!!! 


Posted: 29/11/2016 at 08:19

Native cowslips flower later than primroses and need different conditions - more sunshine and better drainage. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 08:11

Good morning all  A crisp bright white morning here. Hopefully a sharp enough frost to kill some bugs - we certainly didn't have one like this last winter. Second coffee has arrived. 

enjoy London Topbird. It's a good time of year to be there   DD hope things turn out right for you 

Last edited: 29 November 2016 08:12:42

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 22:39

I spoke to Wonky earlier. She was tired but had the best day  I expect she'll tell you about it. She said to say Hi from her. 

Theres a bit of a frost in the back garden, but OH says the grass is crunchy at the front.

Sweet dreams all   See you in the morning  ...

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 18:44

OK Pdoc - I'll have the Burgundy - I'll get OH to open another Broadside for you.   You'll have to bring your OH down this way again ... I can point you at all the best Adnams pubs 

BL we love scallops too - don't have them very often, but they looked soooooo luscious we couldn't resist them 

GWRS - OH says 'Cheers!'

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