Tuesday, 13th December 2016


47 responses to “Tuesday, 13th December 2016”

  1. Bill0 says :

    Morning. Only just got up. How decadent am I?

  2. Sleepychow says :

    You’re getting the hang of this, Bill.

    The getting up, I mean.

    oh, never mind …

    Morning all.

  3. Sleepychow says :

    Those wires look potentially painful … or is that bondage …

  4. Bill0 says :

    Morning Sleepy.

  5. Sleepychow says :

    Heya Bill.

    Strange without Fings, eh?

  6. Bill0 says :

    Yep. It surprised when I saw there were no posts when I logged in.

  7. Bill0 says :

    I went up to the X***s quiz at the pub the other night and wasn’t too chuffed by the way they managed the scores. So I’m writing an app to do it. Showed one of the organisers work to date and she was well impressed.

    So another day of multidimensional arrays.

  8. brusselsexpats says :

    Morning all,

    Well those who are up already (bangs gong).

    Another week, another Xmas party (the last festive event is end of January when I’ll be too cross-eyed to care).

    Still have to get the tree up, wash the chandeliers, put out all the Xmas table decorations etc. etc. – still why moan? I could be a commuter on Southern Rail.

    Have a good day all – got lots of work to complete before the hols (which start on 23rd for me).

  9. Bill0 says :

    Granddaughter keeps “hiding” by sticking her head in the toy box. She’s working on the assumption that if she can’t see us, we can’t see her.

  10. Bill0 says :

    What a bloody miserable day. It’s dark and drizzling.

  11. Bill0 says :


    A superb lump of code.

  12. xenium1 says :

    Check (by which I mean count) those curly brackets…

  13. brusselsexpats says :

    I’ve just booked a gala ballet evening featuring Russian stars of the likes of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres. It’s on February 14 (Valentine’s Day) and will be extracts of great love scenes from the classical repertoire. Sigh…..

    Really looking forward to it. It comes a couple of weeks after we go and see the Flanders Ballet in the jaw-dropping Spartacus.

    Makes the festive period a bit more special.

  14. Bill0 says :

    I guess Paper Lace reforming to do their classic Aggadoo wouldn’t interest you Bru?

  15. Bill0 says :

    What a horrible way to go inty.

  16. Bill0 says :

    Squirrels regularly eat through my neighbour’s pipe from the propane cylinders to the house. Never touched mine though.

  17. interiorbc says :

    I know, poor old squirrels, and scary for the moose too.
    This happens to deer and moose every year.


  18. justamentalpatient says :

    skinny bro has just left. Have a crying Jack now…

  19. interiorbc says :

    “hugs Jack”

    border collie puppy hangs off jack and chews his ears…

  20. Sleepychow says :

    Bill: “Granddaughter keeps “hiding” by sticking her head in the toy box. She’s working on the assumption that if she can’t see us, we can’t see her.”

    H still does this. Tongue in cheek but …

    We also play hide n seek on long car journeys or tiny waiting rooms.

  21. Sleepychow says :

    When dogs pine for their staff it’s a strange one.

    On one hand you want to ignore the crying so as not to encourage it and on the other you want to distract them by playing with them or giving treats … another “reward” for crying.

    If you play with Tilly that might persuade Jack to get a bit more existentialist.

  22. Sleepychow says :

    Watch out for those nude scenes though, Bru.
    Not too near the front, eh?

  23. Bill0 says :

    Polish your pate with Bill0

  24. Sleepychow says :

    Deer and moose legalise marijuana?
    How very forward-thinking.

  25. Sleepychow says :


    Available from all good shops.
    Makes an ideal xmas prezzie for everyone.
    Buy 3, get 2.

  26. Bill0 says :

    Bill0 buffs balls.

  27. Sleepychow says :

    Missed my GP appointment. Too busy sewing to notice the time fly.
    Rang up 10 mins late v apologetic. No appts until 22nd when I’ll be away.

    Oh well. If anything gets worse from here on in I’ll go straight to the specialist hospital.

    Things then Notes then I’m hoping for Wine.

  28. Sleepychow says :

    You have defo got something there, Bill!

    This time next year ….

  29. emmachisset says :

    evening folks,

    no moose here, we have deer but i’ve never seen them distributing marijuana…

  30. JamesFrance says :

    Evening all !

    Oh, those deer meese (sic) up there in Canada. The things Canadians get up to. Haven’t they got fridges to keep their meese in ?

  31. emmachisset says :

    It’s Hell down south,

    selfish train commuters, left high and dry by striking leftie train unions, take to their cars,

    causing extra hold ups on the roads for the usual users………

  32. JamesFrance says :

    Sleeps, wine is fine.

    I had some fine Morgon last night. Tonight: pear juice. Go on, pear juice is fantastic ! I cooked some fine turkey stew with olives and brown rice and courgette à l’estragon (tarragon).
    With the rice, put quite a lot of ras el hanout and a touch of basil.

    Put basil in the pot ? No, no, not that basil, jees, I mean the herb. Not Mr. Fawlty.

  33. emmachisset says :

    what is this ‘Morgon’ ? a type of Beaujolais,,,,,,,,,, google suggests?

  34. xenium1 says :

    Am now trying to avoid eye or ear contact with the R***l Variety Performance. Entertainment for those who buy Now compilation albums & think My Family is a classic sitcom.

    And a soldier magician? What’s he gonna do? Magic away all the collateral damage his lot have caused?

  35. justamentalpatient says :

    Ignored him. Settled now.

  36. emm- the nchisset says :

    ‘ras el hanout’

    hadn’t heard of it, -the north african equivalent of garam masala, or a meringue?

  37. emmachisset says :

    emm- the nchisset says : December 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm
    ‘ras el hanout’

    hadn’t heard of it, -the north african equivalent of garam masala, or a meringue?

  38. Bill0 says :

    ….Wine is fine

    Candy is dandy,
    Liqueur is quicker,
    Pot is not.

    Said someone famous.

    [two edits to get it right]

    Not in my expeience.

  39. interiorbc says :

    Brandy is dandy
    Rum is fun
    Gin makes you grin
    Whisky makes you frisky
    But I will still keep my wine
    All the time.

  40. JamesFrance says :

    Emms, “ras el hanout” is the arabian mix of herbs, of which many interpretations exist. It means king of herbs, I believe. It’s got tumeric, umm, and I forget what else, ‘cos there’s as many as twenty things in it. Yellowish. It’s great 🙂

  41. Bill0 says :

    Prof. Alice Roberts on BBC4. BBL.

  42. JamesFrance says :

    I teased the mods by turning a 20m wave comment into something about fascists, brexit, trump, the woman in France and so on.

    I said “Mods look, it’s on topic, I talked about the 20m wave !” but they did not like it, not one bit, and wrote to me as follows:

    What is on topic is what is included in the article, so what is off-topic is decided on an article by-article basis depending on the subject and will be enforced more scrupulously on sensitive subjects. Posts which could derail the conversation by leading it away from the topic of the article including ‘whataboutery’ will be removed.

    I can’t argue with that, and I’ll resist the urge to write back and say “20m waves in the north Atlantic are not sensitive, not one bit !” because they might not like that either 🙂

    Me and the mods, we’re like that, so we are 🙂

  43. interiorbc says :

    Way to take them on James!

    Off for a few days now.
    You lot take care.

  44. justamentalpatient says :

    Take it easy, inty. xx

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