Search found 34 matches

by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4212

Re: The Chat Thread

Just did the quiz too, and they got me to within a few miles. And I don't speak in dialect, either.
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The new Biggin Hill Museum
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: The new Biggin Hill Museum

Glad to be of some use. I can't imagine anyone being on the vicinity, though. There isn't one. That's why I'm trying to say if you're very interested, it's worth the effort of getting there. If not, well...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The new Biggin Hill Museum
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: The new Biggin Hill Museum

Well, finally made it. Even knowing where it was we still overshot the entrance, as the sign into it is only visible from the other direction. I'm aware that these niggles make us sound a bit feeble, but when you're driving, you don't have much time to look at things.. I mentioned the outside signag...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The new Biggin Hill Museum
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: The new Biggin Hill Museum

We didn't like to go any further with it, and ask the obvious. Fairblue. We knew when we were beaten
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The new Biggin Hill Museum
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: The new Biggin Hill Museum

We once went to Chatham to visit the old rope works. Well worth a visit, IF YOU CAN FIND IT Now, I don't wish to be rude, while no doubt Chatham has charms, but they are subtle and easily missed. And the rope yard is by far the most interesting thing there. We finally got there, having walked about ...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The new Biggin Hill Museum
Replies: 10
Views: 171

The new Biggin Hill Museum

A cautionary tale for anyone thinking of going to the the new Biggin Hill Museum. We tried this afternoon. No problem, we thought since we know this part of the world fairly well. Less than an hour's drive. So we followed the signposts for Biggin Hill. A couple of them then nothing. Miles later we h...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 201
Views: 4116

Re: The Weather

Miserable, cold, wet, misty, slushy. A day to stay in with a good book (can anyone perhaps recommend one?) a hot drink and relief one isn't going anywhere. Plus pity for those suffering from extremes. Will continue restoring a rather nice Edwardian chair someone had dumped on the pavement and I mana...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4212

Re: The Chat Thread

Give me a chance!
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4212

Re: The Chat Thread

New museum opened today at Biggin Hill
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4212

Re: The Chat Thread

Reminds me of a sign to be seen on the road west "Organic free range sausages for sale"
I always like to think of them scampering around the fields.
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4212

Re: The Chat Thread

Thanks for offer Tiffinata. Expect a knock at your door sometime soon. Yes, I suppose your heat is a bit much, but I've just got back in after a day out in Rochester, and feel that when I finally take my boots off, they may rattle because of the frozen toes rolling around inside them. Perhaps just a...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4212

Re: The Chat Thread

Someone remind me what oppressive heat feels like
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: RPGs, Quizzes, and Games
Topic: Unlikely Lines to Read in a Biggles Book
Replies: 684
Views: 7836

Re: Unlikely Lines to Read in a Biggles Book

Bertie bounded up the stairs. "It's arrived" he chortled "What has?" said Biggles suspiciously.
"My tandem"
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4212

Re: The Chat Thread

Best wishes from me too,Kismet
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Bertie and the lost girl

Have you read either of the Benson brothers ghost stories? Not as good, on the whole, but entertaining
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Bertie and the lost girl

Very partial to MR James, Kismet.
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Bertie and the lost girl

There are two endings. One nice(ish) one, not so nice. 1) Bertie stopped, gasping for breath, his vision swimming. Then he saw the figure standing in the garden, the setting sun shining on her hair. "Hello Bertie" came a remembered voice "I've been waiting for you. I thought you'd forgotten me". The...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Bertie and the lost girl

The war ended leaving Bertie and his immediate circle in remarkably good shape, all things considered. Bertie felt, as many soldiers do, that though he was glad with all his heart that peace had come, but he also felt a sense of loss. So it was with gratitude and hope that he found they could still ...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Bertie and the lost girl

To the end of his life Bertie was never sure how he got through the next few day, the next few weeks, even. Any spare moment found him cycling along the path till he knew every tree and bush. His most painful thought was that Julia was waiting for him, somewhere. He wondered if she would contact the...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Bertie and the lost girl

There was a talk from the Head on their new responsibilities, a new study and, for Bertie, the triumph of a Prefect's badge. He couldn't help thinking that his parents would have been proud, but that was an old wound, and there was nothing he do about it. But would Julia be excited. He counted the d...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What are you cooking / eating?
Replies: 23
Views: 585

Re: What are you cooking / eating?

Thanks, Kismet, but there they were in Sainsburys. Arguably the obvious place, locally. We have far fewer little newsagents/sweetshop type of small shop here than we did before. The little supermarkets have mostly vanished under the onslaught of Sainsburys and M&S food shops and the sweet shops are ...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Bertie and the lost girl

Time stopped. Mechanically he hung the bags from his handlebars and they walked on. Or rather, she walked, Bertie floated. After a distance , 10 yards? !0 miles? she stopped at a cottage gate. "You've been so kind, would you like to come in for a lemonade?". Bertie must have said yes, as he found hi...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What are you cooking / eating?
Replies: 23
Views: 585

Re: What are you cooking / eating?

I've just spent hours searching every likely shop for miles (really) trying to find those foil- covered coins that always used to be a feature of Christmas. I've always bought my granddaughter some, but they seem to have vanished. Does anyone know something I don't about them? The only place that ma...
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Re: Bertie and the lost girl

It needs Leavis, Derrida or Barthes to explain or deconstruct the implication of "Oooh" (not that Barthes or Derrida have ever explained anything as far as I'm concerned) so I'll assume in means "more."
If it means "less," well, bad luck.
by elderlyfemalerelati1
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Bertie and the lost girl
Replies: 35
Views: 709

Bertie and the lost girl

Bertie and the lost girl. A Christmas ghost story Lord Bertram Lissie, known as Bertie to his friends, sat, deep in melancholic reflection. To an impartial observer, there seemed nothing to warrant the melancholy. The study chair was comfortable, Bertie's feet were at rest on the table top, and he'd...

Go to advanced search