Latest posts by KT53

Garden visitors

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:03

I spotted a fox sunning itself in my neighbours garden on Tuesday afternoon.  It looked a bit mangey when it moved away.  It was obviously determined to find a sunny spot because it must have climbed over at least 4 or 5 timber fences to get there.

Healthy Eating

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:01

I agree with Hortico's philosophy, I simply work on the basis of all things in moderation.  About the only thing I won't eat is duck eggs, and that's because I'm allergic to them.  If I want to stuff a cream cake in my face I will do, along with the occasional bacon butty (not generally both at the same time).  I can't remember the last time we had anything deep fried at home, but I do have chips when I'm out.

Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:14
B3 says:

I will be taking earplugs with me when I go shopping. If I hear #Santa roasting on an open fire#See original post

 Now that's a variation of the song I haven't heard.  Like it though

Your worst Christmas present!

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 08:41

We started to give our niece and nephew the money after we bought our nephew what he had asked for but in the wrong size.  He took it back, planning to exchange it, but noticed it was half price in the sale.  He got the money back, bought the replacement plus another item.  We all agreed that it made more sense to give cash, although my missus does still buy them a small present because "It's not fair if they don't get something to open on Christmas Day".  Our niece and nephew are now 31 and 27 respectively!

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 22:03

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.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 18:43

I would be amazed if any of the competitors over the years who have a background in drama / music haven't also had dance training as part of their time at whichever art school or college they attended.

Jill Halfpenny, for example, actually attended two drama / stage schools, although apparently she tried to deny she'd had any dance training.

Your worst Christmas present!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 11:42

There were two particularly memorable 'Secret Santa' presents where I worked.  The first was for a guy recently promoted to manager who was so arrogant he was unbearable.  He got his first company car with the promotion but insisted it be 'debadged' (all model reference badges removed) because it was bottom of the range and he didn't want people to know that.  One of the secretaries phoned the dealership and got hold of all the badges.  That was what he had to open in front of everybody - he was not impressed, but the rest of the office was in hysterics.  Sadly he continued to be an arrogant prat.

The second was for another manager.  He seemed to exist in a continuous bad mood.  You might get a grunt from him if you said 'Good morning', but that would only be on a really, really good day.  His secret santa present was a 'Bear with a sore head' mask, which he proudly wore all day!  He didn't change either but at least there was a human under there somewhere.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:44
star gaze lily says:

Danny a 'ringer' KT53, not seen that........don't know what that means either.  He's my favourite, but do like Louise and Ori too.

Not keen on Claudia,  think she got 'carried' most of the time in Saturdays dance. 

See original post

 Doghouse Riley used the term, apparently referring to Danny, in the post higher up this page.  The term is generally used to refer to something which is not what it claims to be.  I don't know if Danny had previous dance training, but if he did he certainly wouldn't be the first to appear on the show - and win it.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:13

I'd like to see Ori, Danny and Louise in the final.  Absolutely nothing against Claudia, I simply think she is marginally the poorest of those 4.  Definitely have Judge Rinder out next week.

Have I missed something - the comment about Danny being a 'ringer'?

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:10
aym280 says:

My sense of fairness is a bit restored. Now remove the Sir before Mr shifty! And grab his wife's glorified BOAT! 

See original post

 Apart from the first sentence, what the **** has that to do with Strictly???

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