Monday, 10th July 2017


91 responses to “Monday, 10th July 2017”

  1. emmachisset says :

    i was on the Cowes brand new floating bridge today, ie river ferry, a multimillion thing on chains,

    it’s a total fuckup, it can’t cope with the tides, so they have to use a boat instead at times,

    it runs aground, they’ve fixed that……………..but today watching the cars drive off, all except one were hitting their bumper, front and sometimes rear as well on the ramp as they drove off.

    Which, speaking as a non car owner, is hilarious 🙂

  2. emmachisset says :

    the orders of Pope Francis to remind them ‘to watch over the quality of the bread and wine to be used at the Eucharist’

    Is the Chorleywood process acceptable to God, and where does he stand on sourdough?

  3. Paul says :

    A final tdml with a bit of innocent titilation from yesteryear.

  4. emmachisset says :

    “Meanwhile wine ‘must be natural, from the fruit of the grape, pure and incorrupt, not mixed with other substances.'”

    No sulphites , no antifreeze then?

  5. emmachisset says :

    Howdy Paul,

    I heard that back in the 70’s there was a law re performers onstage in Soho etc, which stated that they could appear nude, as long as they didn’t move.

    Must have made for a great show?

    publishing a pic of an erection could get you jailed in those days too.

  6. Paul says :

    Hi Emma

    Back in the 80’s a group of us went to a Soho sex show and it was about as much of a turn-on as a hole in the head.

    Basically some bird sat on a chair ,the curtain would close and when it reopened she’d taken something off.And it went on like that until she was naked.Music would be playing in the background-i remember Me And Mrs Jones playing-probably to drown out the sound of the curtain rail creaking.

    We ended up getting thrown out for barracking throuhout the whole performance.It was all pretty sad but we were only 16 or 17 at the time.Needless to say i didn’t repeat the experience.

    Hope your money woes get sorted.

  7. brusselsexpats says :

    Evening all,

    I’m in sales mode at the moment so this afternoon I moseyed to town to look at a store selling electrical goods.

    To my surprise I saw a robot vacuum cleaner spinning away on a demonstration table.

    At nearly Euros 500 they are considerably pricier than the manual variety but I’ve earmarked it as a future Xmas or birthday gift to myself.

    Now if I could just find a robot cook my happiness would be complete. Tonight it’s fish fingers and brown quinoa rice…..

  8. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Sleeps: Squirrels deliberately lure you in to waste time looking at the cuteness…

  9. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Emma: When they allow fizzy wine it might be more fun. And brioche with chocolate chips.

  10. justamentalpatient says :

    Oooh. Fish finger butty later, methinks. Ta, bru!

  11. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Bru: I livened up a supermarket Kashmiri chicken curry by added some fresh apricots, cut in half with stones removed, before microwaving it. Lovely.

  12. justamentalpatient says :

    Are we still talking about sex shows, nuits?

  13. NuitsdeYoung says :

    No, food.

  14. NuitsdeYoung says :

    And my post to Emms was about communion wine and bread.

  15. Paul says :

    I could do with a robot to fix one of the blinds in our living room.Keep meaning to do it but never get round to it.

  16. Paul says :

    On a serious i hope London Chundies are being extra vigilant given what seems like an epidemic we’ve got here of youths on mopeds and bikes riding around snatching phones,bags and jewellery from people.

    Even youths in cars are at it.A woman in our block was standing at the bus-stop when a car load of youths stopped and asked her for directions.As she started to explain they snatched her bag and drove off.

  17. Paul says :

    Oh,i almost forgot.

    Come on Tim.

  18. justamentalpatient says :

    Catholics, eh? So uptight…

  19. emmachisset says :

    I agree with the Pope that bread should be pure, but where does he buy his? so much adulteration going on…

    A patisserie might be his nearest source,

    as for pure wine, – no chance these days, and God knows, he’s watching winemakers everywhere,

  20. emmachisset says :

    thanks Paul, I’ll be ok, have enough cash to pay the rent and live austerely for about 3 months, which should be long enough to find an income, and maybe some credit cards 🙂

    no room for buying booze though, so home brew’s going go be on the menu, something i haven’t made for twenty years.

    watch out for the ‘Killer Heatwave’ that’s going to hit london after the soon to come torrential rainstorms,

    – I was reading about this in one of our entirely reliable newspapers.

  21. emmachisset says :

    Maybe they could combine a robot vacuum cleaner with a sex robot for extra sales appeal.?

    not quite sure how these things work but they’ll be self replicating before long, according to the experts, so it’ll all work out ok.

  22. justamentalpatient says :

    It’s when robots start looking like Yul Brynner I’ll start worrying, emms.

    Good job you’ve managed to stash some savings. I hope you find something that suits soon. Preferably with a decent boss, for a change…

  23. justamentalpatient says :

    It’s pronounced Toaster. Gah!

  24. justamentalpatient says :

    Dogs are family, inty.

    Awful experience for all.

  25. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Indeed. Doglets and kitties are family members with fur and paws.

  26. emmachisset says :

    Red squirrels forget where they stash their food…………… reason why the grey outdoes them, the reds have a lesser memory, so often hide food and can’t remember where it is. Doh.

  27. emmachisset says :

    are the fires all started natually? presumably by lightning , sun on broken bottles, discarded fag ends, etc?

  28. justamentalpatient says :

    Yep. I’d save Tillywoowoo without hesitation.

    I think some are started by twats, generally, emms.

  29. interiorbc says :

    emms, most of these fires were started by dry lightening – we have had no rain, but a couple by complete twats, as always. Discarded cigarettes / improperly managed or not put out camp fires.
    It’s usually about half and half.

    You can’t legislate stupid, unfortunately.
    Sorry to sound exasperated, but we had two human caused fires in our immediate area yesterday. They were put out.

  30. justamentalpatient says :

    Perfectly understandable, inty.

  31. brusselsexpats says :

    Hi Justa,

    I saw a Fish Finger butty recipe once. Rather a fancy one too.

  32. brusselsexpats says :

    Hi Nuits,

    Apricots do give an exotic flavour. I’m not keen on pineapple in recipes though I love the fresh fruit.

    At the moment I’m pigging out on strawberries, blueberries and blackberries (from Spain – nothing like watching your carbon footprint). For some reason blueberries have gone missing from several supermarkets. Can’t see them anywhere.

  33. justamentalpatient says :

    Hi nuits,
    Added fried egg? Luxury! 😉

  34. interiorbc says :

    nuits, pineapple curd, terrific in a meringue with some other fresh fruit and whipped cream

    •1c fresh pineapple puree, strained*
    •1/3c sugar
    •3 egg yolks
    •2T cornstarch
    •small pinch of salt
    •2T butter

    In a medium saucepan, whisk together the pineapple puree, sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, and pinch of salt. Turn heat on to medium and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens (this happens just as it’s about to come to a boil, which on my stove took about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and whisk in the butter until melted. Store in a glass jar, sealed, for up to one week.

    checking new fires now…very smoky…

  35. justamentalpatient says :

    My grandad ran a small photographic firm after the war. They used to colour photos by hand, not always completely.
    Produced some interesting images.

  36. NuitsdeYoung says :

    We have a copy of a hand-tinted photo, pre-war, of Pa de Young and his sister Janet as toddlers posing with cuddly toys, that was so cute that apparently the photographer kept a copy in his window for ages after to drum up business.

  37. justamentalpatient says :

    Sounds lovely, nuits.

    I find such photos quite mesmerising. And powerful.

    My aunts have his old photo collection and sometimes post the odd one or two on FB.

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