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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 04:44 pm
by Sandra
i think Derek earned himself a hug for that

That kind of grief just isn't worth the effort, well done in walking away

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 pm
by Catch-up
He sure did! And, thank you Sandra. That is just not something I'm going to deal with.

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:36 pm
by Sandra
Day 3 of my insane four (as described in my Arrgh post): second visit to the Lincoln Christmas market with Sister in Law and niece.

Despite half drowning in almost biblical downpours and having a toddler in the group who was cold, wet, miserable - at least until her mother got her to try some salami - instant change to smiling little girl, pirouetting through the crowds - the thing that really made the day worthwhile...

My niece cannot say my name yet - the 'd' and 'r' are coming out as a 't' sound. SiL and I were trying very hard not to fall over laughing as I was being called 'Aunty Santa' :lol:

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 01:12 pm
by Sandra
Why you should always keep your promises:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46534681

The positive outcome will be sanitation for the whole village!

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 08:26 pm
by Grace Speaker
Sandra wrote:Why you should always keep your promises:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46534681

The positive outcome will be sanitation for the whole village!
:lol: Now, there's a Tiffany in the making . . . :thumbl:

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 02:56 pm
by Catch-up
That is an awesome story!

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 04:12 pm
by Grace Speaker
Just had a Tweet liked by Neil Gaiman himself :D :D :D

**engages smug mode ** :wink:

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 08:55 pm
by Sandra
Sat down to watch the video of War of the Worlds (recorded a few years back in the O2) with Merry. (We bought a copy from the merchandise stall.)

Now Merry likes classical music, she loves Sci Fi... The stage show is now a new favourite.

Watching her face as the music told the tale, the pyrotechnics and the songs was so much fun. Now we have to wait and see if she decides to copy any of it... Don't know if Jeff Wayne would be interested in a parrot trying to sing his songs. :D

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:40 pm
by chrisboote
Grace Speaker wrote:Just had a Tweet liked by Neil Gaiman himself :D :D :D

**engages smug mode ** :wink:

Go on then, post it here

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 08:59 am
by steeljam
chrisboote wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:Just had a Tweet liked by Neil Gaiman himself :D :D :D

**engages smug mode ** :wink:

Go on then, post it here

Here you go

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 09:16 am
by steeljam
Then there is Neil Gaiman reads A Christmas Carol
Starts 10 mins in.
Does anyone else hear Alan Rickman at times?

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 01:37 pm
by chrisboote
steeljam wrote:
chrisboote wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:Just had a Tweet liked by Neil Gaiman himself :D :D :D

**engages smug mode ** :wink:

Go on then, post it here

Here you go

That's blogtor who?

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:45 pm
by steeljam
Not sure what happened Here it is

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:46 am
by Sandra
Random reading of Wikipedia and I found the following gem, I would like to assume that Terry had known it:

Before the Romans built their first road for marching men, the Persians constructed broad straight dirt roads, well maintained for speedy couriers and busy senior administrators. Herodotus wrote that:

"There is nothing in the world which travels faster than these Persian couriers. It is said that men and horses are stationed along the road…a man and a horse for each day. Nothing stops these couriers from covering their allotted stage in the quickest possible time, neither snow, rain, heat nor darkness."

The last sentence sounds familiar.

Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:50 am
by chrisboote
I think that Terry used a quotation closer to the inscription on the New York City Central Post Office, which says "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

Assuming we generously ignore the fact that 'neither' refers to only two things ...