Monday, 26th December 2016


48 responses to “Monday, 26th December 2016”

  1. fingsaint says :

    Wtf is that elf up to?

    Morning boxing dayers

  2. fingsaint says :

    Hello to llagrande from yesterday! So good to hear from you ☺️

    And hermione yay!

    And KT – the originator that is legend 😉

  3. fingsaint says :

    Dinner gong! Laters *mwahs*

  4. Bill0 says :


    Not exactly riding a physical peak.

  5. xenium1 says :

    Snow is falling all around me.

    No children playing, having fun.


  6. lagrandeflaneuse says :

    Indigestion. 😦

    Hi fingsaint.

  7. lagrandeflaneuse says :

    Is it really snowing where you are, Xen? Cool!

  8. xenium1 says :

    We’ve had a few flurries, Llagrande. Not lying everywhere. Sunny now…

  9. Bill0 says :

    …Not lying everywhere

    I am.

  10. lagrandeflaneuse says :

    RIP George Michael Only 53.

  11. fingsaint says :

    I’moftabed perchance to dream

    Knackered from the high temp yesterday and the humidity today

    And the over indulgences, need to rest to feast another day


  12. Bill0 says :

    Just had a card from my grandson who’s having his first(?) attempt at cursive writing. Having studied it at length, I think it reads:

    “Dear Grandma, thank you for my prostate.”

    I didn’t know it was an optional extra.

  13. emmachisset says :

    when i saw this headline in the Guardian, I assumed they must be flying them to Canada, what with it being a global paper etc etc.

    “Supermarkets to fly in emergency salad from US after Spanish floods…”

    Nope, it’s lettuce by Jumbo to the UK,

    world’s gone mad, can it really make any economic sense to fly them here, how many people would really give a shit if there’s none on the shelves in mid winter?

  14. lagrandeflaneuse says :

    Oh, I dunno, EC, I eat salad at least three or four times a week all year. I like it. I’m not fond of stews, root veg and other ‘winter’ food.

  15. interiorbc says :

    I hope one and all had a Merry Christmas…the mr can relate to your indigestion lagrande…too much fondue on Christmas Eve, and too much ham yesterday, and everything else in between 🙂
    We eat salad about four times a week also, but we could get by without it, they did here way back when after all.

    must be a heck of a band wherever all those artists who have passed in the last year are…

  16. interiorbc says :

    I have a book “The Frozen Thames”, fascinating little stories and pics from the centuries the Thames froze…this one is from 1984, not a patch on the banner though, lol

  17. justamentalpatient says :

    Wee typo, inty? 😉

    Wonder if flying lettuce in from the US will become normal?

  18. interiorbc says :

    hey justa, hope you had a good day yesterday…is Boxing Day a big deal in Nuneaton? Mostly just a big shopping day here, but most people work, unless they work for a bank.


    Flying lettuce seems a bit over the top doesn’t it, do people need lettuce that badly? That said, ours gets trucked in from California in the winter months.
    More greenhouses here trying to grow year ’round, which would make more sense.

  19. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Inty, I think you mean 1684…

    Lettuce is evil and is unwelcome at any time of year. It’s an IBS trigger for some of us. It’s OK cooked in soup, but raw leaves… No.

  20. lagrandeflaneuse says :

    Flying lettuce? Conjures up a picture of domestic strife in the kitchen.

    Just to show everyone’s different, I feel all out of sorts if I don’t eat something raw regularly.

  21. interiorbc says :

    oh thanks nuits, (and justa) I reread my comments and didn’t see it, lol, yes 1684…

  22. justamentalpatient says :

    Had a cracking day, ta. Some laughs, good company, good grubbage.
    A few tears, but it’s been one of those years…
    You had a good one?

    It’s a bank holiday, here. People tend to have a quiet day to recover from Crimble.

    Skinny bro can’t eat raw carrot anymore. It makes him really ill. Some of his mates either don’t believe him or think its funny to sneak it into his food. One did it the other week. Really pisses me off.
    Now he doesn’t trust anyone to prepare a meal.

  23. justamentalpatient says :

    *lobs a stick of celery in llagrandes general direction*

  24. interiorbc says :

    Much the same justa, lots of lovely grubbage, all the kids and significant others home for the Eve and the Day dinners which was nice…in between frivolities and Christmas music and movies the mr and middle son rented the new version of The Magnificent Seven on pay per view, much better than I expected.
    Every Christmas has some kind of duster movie on the day, lol.

    ‘fedexes multi pack of romaine hearts ($4.00 cdn approx. for a pack of six at our Costco) to lagrande’

  25. lagrandeflaneuse says :

    ‘A strange thing happened to my brother Jim
    Someone threw a tomato at him
    Now tomatoes are soft and do not puncture the skin
    But this one did – it was still in the tin.’

  26. lagrandeflaneuse says :

    More flying lettuce!

    Ta, bc!

  27. interiorbc says :

    read back to yesterday, and got a laugh out of this:

    “And more ‘Vikings’. Nothing says “festive season” better than axe-fights and shield-walls”

    yes nuits, I think I am caught up, last episode here was Rollo going with the Vikings and the closing scene of his wife and three children in the castle…wonder what he is up to?
    Wonder what she is up to come to that…

  28. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Inty: You’re ahead of us. We have to wait for the DVDs. It’s mainly hokum historically, but it doesn’t pretend to be much more – just a rollicking good adventure story.

    This afternoon, we watched a DVD of the 1956 French film of Notre Dame de Paris – best film version (dir: Jean Delannoy), albeit somewhat simplified/compressed for running-time.

  29. justamentalpatient says :

    Yes, nuits description reminds members of my clan of our boxing day traditions, inty. Minus the sheild walls.

    It’s why we tend not to spend that day around each other…

  30. interiorbc says :

    oh sorry nuits, hope I didn’t give too much away…like Braveheart and others of that type, they are mainly historical hokum, but they are good fun, I always liked Braveheart, despite the fast and loose playing with history Randall Wallace did with the script. He writes a good screenplay, he and Aaron Sorkin.

    Actually there is a mini series on TV here called Frontier, which is about the Hudson’s Bay Company and all the people who came to Canada way back when, some hokum, but pretty accurate, especially about the fur trade bits.

    I have to find The Seven Samurai, since I told the kids The Magnificent Seven was based on it.

  31. interiorbc says :

    justa, it may not have been intended, but your 7:10 made me laugh, reminded me of when the parents would come up and stay for longer than three days…a bit much that.

  32. justamentalpatient says :

    The mighty Kurosawa!

    🙂 inty. Family funtime…

  33. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Evening All, sounds like you had a good one. Shocker re George Michael, though, Wham Rap and Club Tropicana, all harmless, feelgood pop during that hot summer in Southampton. What an odd year it’s been, I’ll be glad when it’s behind us.

    Flying lettuces, are we back to trebuchets?

  34. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Inty: No, Braveheart is a disgusting stinker. It purported to be and was marketed as “historical”. It has polluted the popular culture in Scotland. It was used by the SNP as a marketing tool (which contributed to my leaving them, as it showed a lack of intellectual credibility/honesty: they clearly didn’t want mediæval historians in the membership). Such is the general ignorance of a lot of the population, a lot of them sucked it up. There’s a great take-down of it here:
    Braveheart Errors: An Illustration of Scale.

  35. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Randall Wallace is a prat. I wrote some questions which were put to him by a journalist on a ‘Tonight with Trevor Macdonald’ episode on Hollywood and History (on which i was interviewed). He said “he tried not to let the facts get in the way of the truth”. I thought that was utterly dishonest and immoral.

  36. interiorbc says :

    well, that was entertaining nuits, thanks for the link.
    The year Braveheart came out we has a Glaswegian working here, and he was quick to point out the historical inaccuracies of the film.
    It’s still an entertaining film though.

    I saw an interview with Wallace on some such show, and I do recall him saying something like that. Oxymoronic statement actually isn’t it?

    Films play fast and loose with lots of things: The Great Escape had a couple of star Americans in it, and a number of Brits, but the actual Great Escape was largely a Canadian story, with some UK folk as well of course.

    Or, LOTR, filmed in NZ had it’s opening there, and the airport said ‘welcome to middle earth’, although we know that Tolkein largely envisioned the countryside of his home as the setting.

  37. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    True, Inty. Even the very basic fact that the Engima code had been broken by 1941 is ignored in history, what the Station X (Bletchley Park) codebreakers were actually working on was called the Lorenz SZ40, Enigma’s successor and vastly more complex. Doesn’t sound as good as “Enigma”, though.

    Glad you had a lovely x**s, I had a 4 month old baby bouncing on my lap, that’s been a while (about 23 years).

  38. Tybo says :

    Got to side with Nuits on Braveheart, Inty. I think it is an awful film and she is right about it being hijacked by the Nats

    We have a very nationalist woman at the writing group and she detests it too but I think because it starred an American/Australian rather than a Scot.

    She was equally scathing about Rob Roy which came out the same year and was largely eclipsed by it. However, I think Rob Roy is a really good film, even if it is a bit odd that they got an American to play his wife and an Irishman to play Rob Roy (etcetera).

    Far far better film than Braveheart any day, all the same.

  39. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    “Home cured Polish sausage, dates from Saudi Arabia and a book on red squirrels are among gifts given to police officers.
    Forces keep records of hospitality and gifts offered to officers and staff.
    Thank-you gifts included free trouser repair and Hindu robes in recent years.”

    Gifts made to Gwent and South Wales Police forces, apparently. But not an actual squirrel, just a book about them.

  40. interiorbc says :

    of course 51, and it always seems to come down to the Yanks fixing, winning or solving everything esp WW II doesn’t it?
    We watched something on Pearl Harbour the other day, and the mr was huffing on about how yes that was bad, but might not have happened had the yanks shown up 2 1/2 years earlier like everyone else.

    Well, you two living in Scotchland would know better than I about you nat party and the hijacking of Braveheart for their own ends.
    Sounds weird though, like having a Nelson Eddy / Jeanette Macdonald film of Sargent Renfrew of the Mounties as an accusrate portrayal of Canada.

    Yes, Rob Roy is a good film…that being said, I have always admired JK Rowling for sticking to her guns that all her characters in the films had to be played by people from the UK / Ireland.

  41. interiorbc says :

    Great thing about this time of year, fresh pineapple, and besides being sweet and tasty, it has other benefits!

  42. interiorbc says :

    hmmm, isn’t this the day for this controversial activity?

  43. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Pineapple is recommended for mouth sores caused by chemo, Inty. My Mum bought me cans and cans of it and I never got mouth sores. So there’s loads still in the fridge. In case of Armageddon.

  44. GrandpasBarn says :

    Night Night, Nana – RIP Liz Smith

  45. interiorbc says :

    That’s interesting 51, I never knew that, but I love fresh pineapple 🙂

    (speaking of flying fruit and veg)…actually I think they ship those on a slow boat from Hawaii…

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