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Posted on 11 Feb 2014 16:35:42 GMT
I wonder how he'll cope with not being able to wind up us northerners as much as he used to

I'm always surprised at how much he is able to get away with. Some of his comments about people like the latest Big Brother contestant crack me up

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 15:01:45 GMT
pixie says:
Steve Alan at 4am.......just love it!

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 14:09:34 GMT
I know. Nice to have it back. Finally I have a decent talk radio station to listen to at night

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 10:06:57 GMT
pixie says:
I'll have that but no foam! Lol!

Mrs P...LBC is back!!!!x

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 09:47:34 GMT
ROFLOLPIMP, Mrs P!!

30 quid? Get real--130, and that doesn't include dessert!!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 09:15:33 GMT
Bearman says:
Thanks for that recipe Mrs P - I'll have to dig out my sous vide kit and give it a go. Lets hope Waitrose has some nice fresh badger.

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 08:37:20 GMT
I have more fun watching Masterchef Australia. I'd much rather watch real people cooking homely food than a 3 Michelin star chef cooking sous vide badger feet with a badger heart emulsion, roadkill foam, caramelised badger testicles and micro herbs

That will be £30 please

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 08:13:34 GMT
pixie says:
Butt at leasr the programme seemed to "gel" then Ori...now it seems to stagger along!..I really likes Michael Barry and there are a couple of No fail recipes that I still use. His poched peaches are amazing!

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 08:00:33 GMT
Food and Drink has always been like that. I remember seeing it about 15 years ago and the nonsense they said about wines was just bizarre. A few years ago in an interview I heard that Jilly Whats-her-name admit that most of the "Oh, I can smell old tennis socks, vanilla, and overtones of furniture polish" waffle was made up as they went along.

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 03:07:14 GMT
Maggie says:
Fool and his money springs to mind.

Maybe such "good" wine never gives you a hangover but OMG paying fo it would certainly give me a headache.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 21:38:30 GMT
"Who is it aimed at?"

Perhaps the cognoscenti who can afford to buy here, and need to know how to enjoy these riches...

http://www.antique-wine.com/

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 20:50:40 GMT
pixie says:
Is it just me? I can't get on with "food and drink" I find it an odd programme.....what are they talking about! Who is it aimed at?..I can't relate to the chat?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 00:14:09 GMT
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The time to start the writing is in the first few months immediately after retirement, because you are still in the habit of an organised regular day.

Soon after, as the habit wears off, you'll have no time at all, you'll be far too busy with everything else, and there will never be an opportunity when the writing can be squeezed in - if it does not already have a slot in the day.

Proper writing is the one thing that really needs discipline. Either that or an understanding spouse when you finally get to bed at 3am.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 15:36:04 GMT
For awhile when DH first was at home all the time, he'd start to moan about how long the bus takes to arrive etc. or how heavy it is to carry shopping when you walk to the shops, and I'd reply sweetly: "Welcome to my world." Oh that would make him so mad!! But he was smart enough to realise I spoke the truth, all those years while he was in the office working hard (but sitting down) I was depending on the bus (can't drive) and doing all the errands on foot come sun or rain--and usually too much sun!

Posted on 9 Feb 2014 11:43:25 GMT
Bearman says:
My dad went into a steady decline as soon as he retired. It might have been partly due to the alzheimers, but I feel certain that keeping busy helps keep dementia at bay, or at least slows it down.

Personnally, I cannot wait to retire as there is so much that I want to do more of, but dont have the time: sculpting (wood, stone, clay and metalwork), drawing, painting, photography, scuba diving, carpentry, pottery, writing. The list is endless!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 10:10:47 GMT
Ivan says:
Does he know how to use a computer?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 09:46:59 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 09:39:15 GMT
You,re so right Ori. I know that I need to change my approach too or this cycle will not break. It is hard not to react in the same old way all the time, but one of us will have to be the grown up here and I expect it will have to be me, as usual. I,m dropping this subject now.xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 09:28:00 GMT
My dad is 84 and he has had to start doing all sorts of things for himself that he never did before when mum was at home. He cooks, orders the online shop, keeps the bathroom clean, does the dishwasher. He is crippled with arthritis so we do all the heavy jobs for him. I question all the time that if he had helped mum a bit more whether she might not have ended up in care like she has. He let her do everything for him, calling his orders from the comfort of the sofa, my sister stopped going to see them because she couldn,t stand the way he treated her but all that did was punish mum even more....she was a total doormat to him all her married life and I refuse to turn into my mother. Bless her heart.xxxx

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 09:13:09 GMT
Tried that Pixie....intractable is the word that springs to mind. He,s been away for a few days golf....bliss. I was pleased to see him home and thought we could have afresh start but by bedtime he had
Snapped my head off about something silly again and I went to bed upset.
He is so irritable and argumentative at the moment and I have no idea why, if I try to talk he just says he,s ok, stop nagging. I give up.xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 09:07:34 GMT
Go back to sleep Ivan! this is a girlie moan.xxxx

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 09:06:22 GMT
Haha, I think you,re my long lost twin.xxx

Posted on 9 Feb 2014 08:52:57 GMT
Let it go for a bit, then, if they're oblivious. Why knock yourself out? Then if they notice, remind them that you too are getting older and need some time off. Guys don't speak "hint." So say, "I need some help with the shopping!"

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 08:10:19 GMT
Maggie says:
Well Happy,your life seems to have been similar to mine in a lot of ways,my husband is 82 also and like your husband he worked away most of his working life, so painting,decorating,gardening child rearing ,were all done by me. He does wash dishes, but I have to watch out for him scouring non stick or special finishes. He likes pottering in the garden but not doing the hard parts like keeping things under control. As you say it's too late to expect change now. I'm afraid communication doesn't work in these situations.

Posted on 9 Feb 2014 00:27:16 GMT
H belongs to the generation where men did men things and the rest was women's work. When we married we moved away and he then worked away from home, so I did everything without thinking. He has never done anything around the house, never cooked a meal, done the shopping or anything 'domestic', but he's 82 and it's too late to thing he'll change!
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