Monday, 1st May 2017


94 responses to “Monday, 1st May 2017”

  1. polly says :


    Nice bath Fings, but since my new bathroom if it ever materialises* will be teeny tiny I’ll be getting a conventional job with a bath panel.

    *I still haven’t finished clearing out the bedroom, since I was faffing about with the living room yesterday but it’s getting there. Final push is scheduled for later on today when I’ve been to the shops.

    I’m at that point now where I feel like chucking everything in a skip and moving to a caravan.

  2. fingsaint says :

    *cuddles* sleepy

  3. polly says :

    Maybe it’s just me, but I’m puzzled as to why it’s ‘racist’ to call someone who looks pretty white anglo saxon but is claiming ‘native american heritage’ Pocahontas. It’s certainly an insult – but surely the insult is that she’s lying about or exaggerating her ethnic origin?

    I have got some sympathy with D Trump here since some USAsians seem obsessed with claiming an ethnic identity based on their distant ancestors. A friend was talking to one once who said ‘I’m Irish’. “Really?” he said “you don’t sound Irish”. “My great grandfather was Irish” she said, to which he responded “well you’re not bloody Irish then”.

    Apparently Elizabeth Warren is 1/32 Native American……

  4. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Fuck, tamoxifen, I’m late again.

  5. fingsaint says :

    bath tub with panel may be bigger than D-shape, poll – plus you’ll have to pay for the boxing in and tiling bit on top of the tub cost

  6. fingsaint says :

    Sleeps : length, always important – width, more so

    bath is 1700x780x600

    metres of course, my bathroom is ballroom in extent 😉

  7. emmachisset says :


    and it entitles her to call him a ‘fascist’, which he clearly isn’t.

    ( In Guardianworld anything at all can be racist, if they don’t agree with you ).

  8. fingsaint says :


    night x

  9. xenium1 says :

    Holiday! Holiday! 🙂

    I’d have a bath to celebrate but I don’t have one.

    OK, I’ll have a pint instead.

    *chin chin*

  10. emmachisset says :

    i’m celebrating by having a sober day………….going well, ……… so far..

  11. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Well, I’m not. Fiona is totally trolling me, got that she might not be able to to film her trip to Long Lartin when I explained, film anything, you will be arrestd. And she thinks cancer is the worst thing that ever happened and hers didn’t even “go nodal” in her terms.Well, mine did. And cannot forgive her entire ignorance. Nothing in thevnodes. I learbed, But also the biggest bully i have ever comme up against, And that includes 3 husbands.

    She does Shitey’s site, so do others I hoped were better.

  12. fingsaint says :

    Fifty, I think you and Desde need to take this off campus. You’ve got each other’s emails. You don’t need an audience. xxx

  13. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Sun shining. Apple blossom in bloom. Father still dying.
    Various family members and friends have been dropping in with love and support. Am trying to keep myself sane, despite feeling as if my world has been broken into pieces over the past year politically and personally.

  14. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Love and hugs, 51.

  15. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Get your arse there, Fiona, don;t tell me about cousins along the way, I really could not give one about them an nor can your or you’d have given their


  16. desdemoaner says :

    fingsaint –

    I’ve no desire to discuss this here and would prefer to keep it within emails. However, 51 has been incredibly abusive to me in emails – some of which could get her arrested. Thus it was more comfortable for me here as others are around. I certainly hope this will soon be over and think it will be.

    By the way, cancer can spread to other organs via veins not just by nodes. There was a suspicion that the cancer had been trying to get in my veins and a suspicious something in one of my lungs: add to that the family history of cancer, the chance of mets is quite high. That’s just bad luck and how it is.

  17. interiorbc says :

    There appears to be some anger here today….

  18. interiorbc says :

    nuits, you have complete and utter sympathy (not that it will help in the least), but I am very sorry for your dad, how very painful for you, given how close you are to him.

  19. justamentalpatient says :

    nuits, make sure to take care of yourself, I hope people are looking out for you.
    Love to you and your dad.

  20. interiorbc says :

    top of the morning justa, how goes it?

  21. justamentalpatient says :

    Not three bad, inty. Not three bad.

    How’s about you? The mr and the munchkin doing well, too?

  22. polly says :


    The bath is to fit into a newly created space on the first floor Fings, so the plan is the stud wall will be built to the exact length of the bath (out of the aqua board stuff cos if normal plasterboard gets wet it dissolves). Then will just need tiling in round the bath area. Will get a shower screen and then just need a side panel.

    The type of bath you are getting is gorgeous, but doesn’t really work in tiny spaces where the bath has to double up as a shower and any underfloor leakage can be disastrous. The joists will need reinforcing as it is, as they’re undersized.

    I’d like to go with Paul’s suggestion and just get a nice shower, but having no bath is a bit of minus selling wise. Basic baths with shower screen aren’t too pricey.

  23. polly says :

    Amazingly, the sun is shining today in Mancunium. And they were playing this in Argos….

  24. interiorbc says :

    we are all plugging along justa, various ailments, nothing too serious, more age related, like a sore back from over zealous gardening, well pulling out weeds anyway since it is too cold to garden.
    I bought a flat of pansies for the deck pots, but still too cold for them.

    the munchkin is doing well, almost three months old now!

    weather dreary here today, and tried to snow yesterday – enough already!

  25. polly says :

    Try singing along with that, and you’ll turn purple. Here’s another absolute classic in a similar upbeat vein.

  26. polly says :

    Clearly rich USAsians have never been on a school camping trip…..

    “Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos has filed a $100m lawsuit against Fyre festival organizers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland.

    The suit claims the “festival’s lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees – suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions – that was closer to The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies than Coachella”.

    They had cheese sandwiches – get a grip.

  27. polly says :

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just play Brenda from Bristol on a loop? You could stick in the Tate and call it an installation….

    “Sculptor Cornelia Parker has been chosen as this year’s official election artist.

    Parker, who was once nominated for the Turner Prize, is the fifth election artist and the first woman in the role.

    She will observe the election campaign, which culminates in the vote on 8 June, and produce a piece in response.”

    Cornelia Parker looks a bit like a brunette Grayson Perry…..

  28. interiorbc says :

    that banner reminds me of “War of the Worlds’, classic H.G. Wells, this is a scary movie version:

  29. interiorbc says :

    fings, whatever happened to My Kitchen Rules, the Australian version?
    Loved that show, esp with Pete and Manu.

  30. polly says :

    Bedroom clearage progressing. Fabric stash has now been confined to one small cupboard, rest for charity shop/bin, including about 20 pairs of old jeans. Have removed the spare tent I’ve had for donkey’s years, unused, because it was a bargain and just in case, to give to charity shop.

    Think it’s time for tea….

  31. JamesFrance says :

    Evenin’ all – has anyone lived in Oireland ?

    I’m thinking, with the upheavals here and there, and the this and the that, it is now nearly inevitable to pilgrimmage over to the oisland of saints and scholars, trut’ be told, because over here on the continent, it is getting too hot for home.

    I hear in the sout’ near cork it’s not a bad place to be.

  32. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Thanks for the kindness. Have had some lovely visits from family and friends over the past few days, and it’s very, very touching to know how much people care when the chips are down.

  33. JamesFrance says :

    p.s. in memoriam wavypeas, except that irish person is up there in the north where is be cool and damp, and therefore good at shipbuilding 🙂

  34. JamesFrance says :

    Nuits, we’re here, supportive, it’s to be hoped 🙂

    And here, navigating through troubled political times which make me think I may have to pack bales, pick up sticks, pore over maps, and find somewhere to decamp to, from this ancestor of republics which looks as if it is drifting away from its republican liberté, égalité, fraternité bases and so on and so forth.

    Oh well, live for the day, existentialism is the way to go – et voilà !

    I must practise the guitar, so as to earn my keep in dingy Oirish taverns, the island of saints and scholars, they keep on saying, always forgetting the singers and musicians for jeesus, mary, and joseph’s sake.

  35. polly says :

    My cousin lives part of the time in rural Ireland James (he’s half Irish via his father as in actually, not pretend). Apparently they burn peat all the time, so maybe not the place if you’re concerned about the environment.

    It’s dead cheap to live there apparently (he has built his own house fuelled entirely by peat), but is exactly like Father Ted……very beautiful though.

  36. polly says :

    Glad you’re getting support Nuits.

  37. polly says :

    well it’s bedtime, the bedroom is kind of cleared, and in the process, I discoveredthe large embroidered cock I got from the vintage market, which I’d forgotten I possessed. So there you are, it’s worth having a clearout, you could find a large cock.

  38. JamesFrance says :

    Polly, did your cousin say anything about the constant rain? My cousins there say something along those lines. As do me matesdown in the east. Permanent grey skies and constant downpours.

    There’s good fish in Howth though, let’s not forget that.

  39. JamesFrance says :

    Anyway, I may mosey on over this June for the Bloomsday, and look into fleeing from drifts towards fascism in Europe, somewhat reluctantly. France is fantastic, except for this drift towards who knows what *on a somber and gloomy note*

  40. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Nuits it is really, really good people are coming around to see your Pa, often they don’t, feel uncomfortable, all of that.

    Wishing you strength though it all. x

  41. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    And happy hols, Xen, life goes on. x

  42. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Last Tuesday (or Monday if you’re in the UK, he was in New Zealand, damn those time zones) my brother in law died. Was expected and his daughter put up a fantastic tribute on Facebook and that will be his only memorial. Private cremation, no funeral. Made the globe massively smaller, if that can be a phrase, the family, scatted around the world, were just there, together. Thank you Mr Berners-Lee.

  43. fingsaint says :

    Inty, I’ve never followed MKRules but I’ve seen promotions for it on TV so it must still be running. I’m in the MasterChef camp as preferred cooking show 🙂

  44. fingsaint says :

    You still in your pyjamas, Bill?

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