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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 16:08

G.D. Egg nog there was also bread in hot milk with a spoonful of sugar if you were getting over something, we called it PAP. Dads cure for everything, Hot Water Whisky and sugar, we got it for colds the animals got it and even the cat though we had to get it down off the ceiling afterwards.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 15:33

DHR, I found an even better way Saturday, tied to my bed they brought me the iPad, when I could not watch the programme and realising my other device was the one logged into BBC I waited until the end then went on to the site and got the Video Clips, the full dance and only the dance in full for each contestant even watching a couple twice it only took about 18 minutes, wonderful.

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Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 14:36

Lain I respect your views and so will many of the millions who watch the Strictly programme. Those we favour and those we do not like probably even out should you take a poll, it was proved when the GBP did not vote to keep Aston in though reading other twittering boards he got up some peoples noses.

It comes down to a Saturday entertainment and little else sit back relax and let the dross drift over you until you sink into the arms of that lovely Naafi girl you danced with all those years ago, in your dreams.

You cannot please all the people all the time though the odd dance such as Alexander and Gemma Saturday did make me sit up in bed as I watched, it nearly cured my infection as I was up and about Sunday. Bless em all I say for having the guts to do it though the money probably helps.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 10:45

Stockton today is wet cold and dull, I have a light on but my keyboard lights up so do not need it to write. Oh well I am warm full of porridge and much better than I was so it is up up and away.

G.D. my attitude comes from a time before NHS when we got a small pox Vaccination and then it was Aunt Mabel's magic box of hedgerow cures that really worked, well none of us died. Then we would be hundreds of miles from medical help with no roads just tracks. We would have a box of medical supplies, Ampules of Morphine sticking plasters Asprins, salt tablets Quinine and a box of saline drips plus a tank driver medic who had never put an IV in and did not know the Boy Scout method of fixing a broken bone? The first man who went down with dehydration (they have to go straight on a drip) he fluttered around trying to give water by mouth, I pushed him aside fixed the IV counted the drips and then got him into the shade. Where did you learn that asked the Sergeant back at Shandur on a course, right you are the medic, "oops" it was one of many and I only had six bags so it was wash everything including the needles in alcohol, boil and filter the water and then refill the bags adding crushed salt tablets. When there is no A&E round the corner you improvise, I never lost any one so it worked.

This week my Daughter was saying the things you must have seen in your time Dad, Yup and medical advancement is the most important. I lived in an affluent Village but children still died of things nowadays one injection cures and what happens? people misuse it.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 15:33

Star Gaze Lily, yes you did, NAUGHTY, I brought the pipe what did you put in it? Please tell me how you prove none of them had any dance experience, it is their word. In this day and age where even the youngest get some form of Rhythm and Movement, where U tube is full of clips of babies doing dances as seen on TV, where every college in our area runs Media and dance or movement classes, all my grandchildren from 8 (this week) to sixteen have had Ballroom lessons since old enough to stand up. To me it is a myth, very few people and even less who make media their day job could have gone through life without dancing round their handbags and that is only the men. From experience dancing since I was ten or so and dance school know you cannot learnt to dance each week as they do with a few hours practice, it takes hours, we would practice for six months and could not guarantee to put on a show like Alexander or Gemma did this week both excellent footwork, they are being taught finesse Posture how to position feet and hands to please the judges plus the steps they have never seen before? On my Aunt Nelly's whale bone stays, it was admitted very reluctantly they all have extra tuition from specialists in what ever dance they are doing, we never see that on the VT's do we.

I could not imagine a more boring show then twelve people with no rhythm musicality poise or posture all dancing much as Susan is reduced to now, I for one would not be watching not when we can watch dancing with the stars who do not claim to be dance free.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 13:43

Lain R, Why not at least it would have more buzz than at the moment and we could guarantee they would all be out by week 9 only Babes are allowed to win as ageism creeps in more and more.

Star Gaze Lily no offence just like a good argument, peace be with you I will get the pipe.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:15

G.D. we come from a different era, "no point laying about feeling sorry for yourself, there is work to do up and at em" we did not have an A&E we could go to with a broken finger nail, it was the half crown Doctor, you had to pay for his visit even though Mother was in the local surgery insurance scheme. If you were not in that then hard luck.

Weather wise in Stockton "The skies of blue have taken on a very strange hue, it's November and looks like rain" they should write a song about it.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:05

I simply cannot understand this "I hate Debby syndrome"? Is it because she can do things with her body most women her age cannot do, is it because she is dancing with some young Adonis making the women jealous and grumpy, is it because among young unknowns (well I had no idea who they were) she is well known, is it because she has a sharp brain and can pick up the often very complicated choreography, I think all of that. I notice the Newspapers and media call her Debby Magee magicians helper, she has been Mrs Daniels for many years and proved her loyalty she has earned her stripes. for goodness sake give her the due she deserves, how many women half her age could do it I ask.

As for the long face when in the dance off I never saw any of them smile when their name was called from the very beginning, I know the feeling having that tap on the shoulder saying you are not in the final six for the dance off, smiling is not what you want to do. I agree this year is not one I will look back on mainly because the few faces I did know were very obviously going to be out early. The BBC appear to be cutting back on things probably to pay the massive fees some of the top brass get, they would do away with Blackpool but could not face the uproar from the maddened crowd. The one thing that would put some of it right for me is go back to the classical dance music and sling this modern screech they play each week.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:28

Stockton watched the sun in the garden from my bedroom window for a couple of days and of course like today they were sunny. Watching the sun cross the sky and for the last couple of hours shining into the room must be good medicine, I was up showered changed and answering my mail by 09:00 hours. No point feeling sorry up and at em is the best motto..


Strictly is back!

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:18

I missed it. In bed with a double infection they had left me my iPad expecting me to be able to watch the show, wrong, I am logged into the BBC on the Apple Mac I would have had to go through the log in process and did not feel that well. Ten minutes after the programme ended I logged in to see the scoreboard and the Video Clips were already on so watched each dance without the introduction, the hoo-ha and Claudia's Dungeon, what a very pleasant surprise. Each dance with its music on earphones complete without all the add ons came to around 20 minutes and that included playing a couple twice, Alexander was wonderful, Gemma outstanding and for those who do not like Debby they probably wish they could do what she does she can dance, do not let likes or dislikes get in the way of what the show is about. Joe is sneaking up one side and Molly the other, either could be in at the end.

I may well be watching just the video clips in future, the dance and nothing but the dance it gives a different outlook on it all quite an eye opener, we will see who leaves tonight as I refuse to look at the spoilers, childish people who think they are clever but the bookmaker trick has been known for years, just do not go on line to them enjoy the moment, the shock the rage or the big smile "At Last" I have said that many a time.


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