Doctors Addicts Anonymous - A Christmas Song

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MsNobodyAgain Fri 06-Dec-13 14:49:00

This is a thread for all lovers of the daytime soap 'Doctors', BBC1, 1.45pm. All welcome, newbies, regulars, lurkers. Let me entertain you with a festive song:

The 12 Days of Doctors Christmas
On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Twelve Mandy's fretting
Eleven Chris's whinging
Ten Jimmi's washing
Nine Heston's scripting
Eight Barry's peering
Seven Daniel's flirting
Six Zara's glaring
Five paaaa-tients!
Four sad Robs
Three pies for Al
Two Karens
And a tabard in a pear tree

fsmile fsmile fsmile

The apostrophe police will have a field day with that one ^

(Private note to Kev: go me your baubles! fgrin)

Weknowwhoyouare Fri 06-Dec-13 15:35:02

5 patients? Have you been on the egg nog early ? grin

<offers dairy free mince pies >
<misses cream>
<glugs mulled wine>

Weknowwhoyouare Fri 06-Dec-13 15:35:41

<bawks at Kevin's baubles>

Weknowwhoyouare Fri 06-Dec-13 15:36:20

<scared script writers will use this for next Christmas episode>

MsNobodyAgain Fri 06-Dec-13 15:39:36

Yay! I have traumatised someone.

My work here is done.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 06-Dec-13 16:18:16

Thank you MsN.

Pleased to see Val didn't make it into your Festive Top 12.

Raahh Fri 06-Dec-13 16:18:35


Fab thread, MsN

I have been singularly crap at Doctoring lately. Must try harder- it will soon be the Christmas breakshock

wine<-mulled wine

curlyclaz13 Fri 06-Dec-13 17:00:56

Yay for a tabard !

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Fri 06-Dec-13 17:50:50

Yay! fsmile

But surely 5 patients is too many fgrin

wine all round

ClayDavis Fri 06-Dec-13 18:50:41

I was going to point out that you have too many patients, but I see others have got there first. fgrin Other than that I love it.

Have been a bit rubbish with Doctors this week. I feel a Doctors marathon coming up at the weekend.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 06-Dec-13 19:58:29

There is going to be a flu epidemic in Letherbridge this Christmas. Haven't you heard?

fenvy <-- sick face

Thanks for the new thread MsNobodyAgain, I love it. Kev can keep his baubles to himself though wink

Weknowwhoyouare Fri 06-Dec-13 20:29:20

I noted you using a lot of least favourite characters and no Mrs T. Are you cursing them or trying to traumatise us?

MsNobodyAgain Fri 06-Dec-13 20:46:38

I am so biased towards Mrs T being fab, I gave her the honour of mentioning her tabard. I would have loved to get Hestembe in the song but it took me ages to do it as it was. I realise how sad I sound fgrin

I am trying to curse FOD and whiny boy.

Daniel can stay though, he is looking proper handsome with his designer stubble. Rrrrrrrrrr.

God, I need a man.

letsgotostonehenge Fri 06-Dec-13 20:52:10

sick of gobby's memory loss now sad

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 06-Dec-13 20:59:40

Lovely new thread, MsN. Like Raahh's mulled wine too! I won't even mention the errant apostrophes

5 patients? I'm guessing you mean over the whole 12 days of Christmas, so not too unreasonable (if they suddenly have an epidemic in Letherbridge).

Not seen today's yet as went to DD's first Nativity play. Was worth it. fsmile

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 06-Dec-13 21:11:27

Just watching today's now. When is this bloody panto?

curlyclaz13 Fri 06-Dec-13 23:40:55

whoknows knowing doctors it will be filmed on the hottest day of the year and shown on the coldest. All the cast in full costume with the sun blazing down grin

MsNobodyAgain Sat 07-Dec-13 08:21:13

I can't find the spoilers. Does this mean Doctors Christmas break starts next Friday? fsad

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 07-Dec-13 08:40:11

Yes, the Radio Times from 14th December has no Doctors, just some crap with Nick Knowles.

Curly - will be looking out for flipflops peeking out from under costumes. If I can bring myself to watch that episode.

MsNobodyAgain Sat 07-Dec-13 09:25:27


We will have to talk drivel until it is back on. No change there then! fwink

Weknowwhoyouare Sat 07-Dec-13 14:04:33

I think we talk more drivel than Doctors MsN

toldmywrath Sat 07-Dec-13 21:19:13

Thanks MsNo been proper busy(!) and just caught up. I like your style.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 07-Dec-13 21:51:45

We managed over Wimbledon etc. I kept wittering on even though I stopped watching for the entire school holidays too

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 08-Dec-13 20:12:50

Caught up with Friday's episode today. TBFE is a darling, isn't he?

Thought FOD was quite funny today, which makes a change.

We will be fine over the Christmas break, we always are. Last New Year's Eve was one of our busiest days!

There's so many cheesy good films on over Christmas it will be fine! I love Christmas TV smile

MsNobodyAgain Sun 08-Dec-13 21:56:36

I like the films. I get annoyed with celeb specials on game shows for charity. Boring!

I have not put the tree up yet as I am having some work done on the house on Thursday and it will get in the way. Modern houses don't exactly have room to manoeuvre.

<inches past chest of drawers close to the bed>

Mind you, changing lightbulbs and decorating is a doddle compared to a Victorian terrace.

Our tree went up yesterday and we decorated it today. Quite nervous considering our mad dogs! Makes me quite sad about not having my doggy here this Christmas, still miss her loads despite 2 crazies filling the dog shaped hole.

MsNobodyAgain Sun 08-Dec-13 22:49:14

flowers cinnamon. X

Not a pet keeper myself but I really felt for my DSis when she lost her Westie last year.

Weknowwhoyouare Mon 09-Dec-13 08:49:33

Our tree is in a cage this year to defend it against the wrecking machine AKA Ds. Dd3 is at the really excited and loving it but no idea of time scales stage so fun & frustrated at the same time.

Weknowwhoyouare Mon 09-Dec-13 08:55:51

Not watching today as we have Paediatrician for ds check up.

MsNobodyAgain Mon 09-Dec-13 11:02:53

Hope it goes ok. I may miss it. Depends how my latest battle with setting up DDs phone goes. I need to get it sorted for Christmas day and I am not very tech savvy.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 09-Dec-13 11:48:51

Our tree went up on Saturday, the cats haven't tried climbing it yet. It is a very dense real one and it's secured to a hook on the wall shelf behind it with string, we have also opted for entirely non-glass decorations this year just in case.

Not watching today, I have invited a friend for coffee (although she did admit to watching it once, maybe I could try?).

curlyclaz13 Mon 09-Dec-13 11:56:33

I might be watching as the British gas man is here ! Only a week late. Apparently it takes 30 minutes but we will see..I keep smelling gas when it's supposedly off.
Our tree is out of the cellar and in the box where I cleared a space for it. ...

Our cats just curl up under the tree and we've been lucky that ds1 couldn't move until his second Christmas and ds2 was only 3 months at his first Christmas and then both big enough to only sneak a little grab but not be pulling themselves up on the tree.

So far so good with the dogs, some days my sofa has moved half way across the living room so they do something when I'm not home! The dog that we lost in May I had got when my ex left me to keep me company and she had been through everything with me, moving dh in, 2 house moves, starting up my business and 2 children so was really hard. We have her on the window ledge at the moment but my mum keeps telling me its morbid and I should do something with her ashes but I can't throw her outside. Love the two we have now but we're still getting to know each other really and they're full on at times!

Hope all goes well with ds weknowwhoyouare.

Raahh Mon 09-Dec-13 13:47:46

Well, I'm here, and watching at the moment. But I'm not sure how long it will last.

Will the Gobby story be sorted before Christmas?

Raahh Mon 09-Dec-13 13:49:03

and Valerie needs to bugger off!

Raahh Mon 09-Dec-13 13:50:06

What has it got to do with Val whether the form is right- she's just the bloody secretary! What about confidentiality?

curlyclaz13 Mon 09-Dec-13 13:50:29

watching, ds is asleep and as I have conjunctivitis it's probably best not to go to baby group.
Nice to see gobbyplod back and reacting reasonably grin

Raahh Mon 09-Dec-13 13:54:17

Not surprised he is worried about Gobby staying with Algrin

Raahh Mon 09-Dec-13 13:58:31

Gobbyplod thought he was getting lucky then.

curlyclaz13 Mon 09-Dec-13 13:59:11

Poor Al ! she's going shopping isn't shegrin

curlyclaz13 Mon 09-Dec-13 13:59:47

Not helping gobbyplod.

curlyclaz13 Mon 09-Dec-13 14:04:52

Here we go !

curlyclaz13 Mon 09-Dec-13 14:08:13

I feel sorry for the girl, so much pressure to do well and be 'good'.

Gobbyplod was out of order to Al!

I have been watching since the start but ironing and watching on my phone so can't post too.

I do feel really sorry for Karen though, must be so hard for her.

She's just protecting herself, why is her mum so short sighted? I have friends who haven't had their girls vaccinated because they think it will mean their girls will jump into bed with the first boy who comes along angry

I think the girl is as focussed as her mum though.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 09-Dec-13 14:11:42

Today's side story is like a public information film. As if a doctor would do a home visit to persuade someone's mum to let their daughter have a vaccine.

Heston is funny.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 09-Dec-13 14:13:28

I feel sorry for Gobbyplod. It must be so hard for him to have his wife not even recognise him.

This is doctors, they do home visits for everything!!

TBFE had a horrible job!

I feel sorry for both of them, can't imagine being in either situation. Surely their finances should be frozen so she can't just spend it away while she has no real idea what she's doing?

GobbySadcase Mon 09-Dec-13 15:21:40

Sooo sick of the Gobby storyline. Really need it to end.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 09-Dec-13 22:26:34

Brain injuries rarely heal overnight.

GobbySadcase Mon 09-Dec-13 22:51:49

Yes but this is soapland.

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 10-Dec-13 06:53:01

About a GP practice, not Eastenders. They don't rush things. Don't you remember how long the Lyme disease storyline went on? We had days of Juuulia just looking at apples in a casserole dish.

curlyclaz13 Tue 10-Dec-13 08:50:00

I am getting annoyed with the gobby story but more that she has just been left to it surely she would have some appointments to follow even at the mill ?
I am also confused by different names on here do we have new people or name changes I missed confused

MsNobodyAgain Tue 10-Dec-13 09:06:28

curly having had serious medical ishoos myself and with my DC, I can assure you that not having follow up appointments for ages us the norm. Not that I am bitter about this at all, oh no fgrin

I have said it before and I say it again, I like Gobby and the storyline. Yes, it is probably going to be drawn out as a cliff hanger over Christmas. Will she/won't she recover, but I reckon it will be wrapped up in the New Year.

I too am confused as to if a few posters on here are new or name changers. I like to extend a little welcome to newbies (which are few and far between) but I think it is name changing for the most part at the moment. My spreadsheet is fconfused.

MsNobodyAgain Tue 10-Dec-13 09:08:35

Anne Arf at Juuuuulia and the apples in the casserole dish. After a few episodes like that, I thought I was losing my marbles, never mind her!

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 10-Dec-13 10:49:39

I am confused at the names too.

Also, where is Ood (or harriet)? And leezl?

leezl Tue 10-Dec-13 11:57:13

Finally caught up!! Hello hello hello! What have I missed on here while I was away?

MsNobodyAgain Tue 10-Dec-13 12:26:24


Not a lot leezl just a bit of a debate on the Gobby story.

I am due visitors today. I just know it'll be at Doctors o'clock.

Isn't Ood weknowwhoyouare?

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Tue 10-Dec-13 12:48:00

I too think the Gobby storyline won't resolve before Christmas. I still think she is acting it really well but do sort of want her to get better so the Gobbyplods can have a naice family Christmas together fsad

Finally finished Christmas shopping here, now to start wrapping. I'm so excited as have spent the last two Decembers in hospital so it's lovely to be 'joining in' Christmas this year fsmile

MsNobodyAgain Tue 10-Dec-13 13:06:11

I think so cinnamon.

madhairday how nice that you will be home this year, fingers crossed. I have had most of my presents for ages and need to wrap but I can't face it yet.

I have just watched yesterdays. Oooh, Gobbyplod and Al had a bit of a nasty scene didn't they? Felt really sorry for him as well when he realised what TBFE was getting at.

HoggyTruffle Tue 10-Dec-13 13:44:40

I'm here for a bit of WTF after a day off to start my Christmas shopping. Note I said start not finish. fenvy << at all you people who have done it all!

Weknowwhoyouare Tue 10-Dec-13 13:44:46

Yes Tis I Ood
<raises dark glasses so you can recognise me>

Still haven't caught up on yesterday's. Xmas & a poorly baby don't really go with catching up on TV while children play quietly.

Hospital went ok thanks to whoever asked. Ds is doing really well and interestingly the Paed thinks that the problems he's having now aren't actually connected to the meningitis but as we are hyper aware due to it we've asked for him checking earlier IYSWIM, anyway he pretty much confirmed our thoughts which is always nice.

HoggyTruffle Tue 10-Dec-13 13:47:18

Good, a bit of Christmas Slade.

HoggyTruffle Tue 10-Dec-13 13:53:58

6TL is a bit too interested in the patient's love life! What about the 10 minute appointment times.

Yay that's good news Weknowwhoyouare!

I haven't finished Christmas shopping either but I have wrapped some bits in case they get found smile

I love that 6tl is getting his whole life story!

And now she's prying into this woman's life!

Al was quite diplomatic with Karen I thought.

Can't imagine Daniel shopping at all confused

HoggyTruffle Tue 10-Dec-13 14:01:42

Jimmi, Gobby and Al for a night out, now there's a combination.

These love interest people are a bit dull.

HoggyTruffle Tue 10-Dec-13 14:09:09

Zara and the receptionist in a clinch. Smoochy!

How can they spend 6 years both interested in each other being horrible to each other!

Love Al the chaperone smile

Did Daniel really just do that!?!

HoggyTruffle Tue 10-Dec-13 14:11:50

Daniel you divvy! Inviting the stalking receptionist for Christmas day.

bellabelly Tue 10-Dec-13 14:17:13

Hahaha, Zara's face!

curlyclaz13 Tue 10-Dec-13 14:17:24

I want my wtf stories back sad
Things aren't going to end well with Karen and random men are they ?
I can see Daniel using a personal shopper and sitting approving what they pick then taking credit.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 10-Dec-13 14:19:23

Gah, saw the first 10 mins and my friend rang. So starting again.

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 10-Dec-13 14:19:28

Just watched but on the computer, as DD is off school poorly, so no access to the TV for me.

I really want to see Christmas with Zara and Valerie! Shame they won't show it.

I wrapped most of mine yesterday, just a couple of bits to do. I need to do as much as I can this week as DD is on school hols after Friday, so I really could have done with her going to school today <selfish parent alert>.

toldmyhollywreath Tue 10-Dec-13 19:37:48

When Al mentioned some item of clothing to Karen she replied "all right Gok" which I presume is a reference to Gok Wang-this wasn't commented upon by Al, but it means a little bit of her missing memory is re appearing. My name is Toldmywrath & I have name changed for Christmas (Sound like an aa member there!) grin

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 10-Dec-13 19:39:58

Yes, told, I noticed that and thought Al was going to say something but he didn't.

I like your Christmas name!

I didn't notice that but I'm guessing that'll be the writers forgetting that she wouldn't know who Gok was confused

toldmyhollywreath Tue 10-Dec-13 19:41:21

Thanks Anne that was a quick response!

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 10-Dec-13 19:43:14

I was just browsing TIO whilst watching Neighbours (yes, more classy TV).

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 10-Dec-13 19:50:46

I noticed that too, but as Al didn't say anything assumed it was just a scriptwriting cockup. Then again, Al doesn't look as though he would be a devotee of Gok Wan somehow.

Weknowwhoyouare Tue 10-Dec-13 20:17:40

Yes I noticed the Gok thing too

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 10-Dec-13 20:24:05

Weknow are you ood?

MsNobodyAgain Tue 10-Dec-13 21:35:55

Yes. Confirmed up thread Anne.

As predicted, guests appeared at Doctors time. Then Sky went off for hours and I had to go out to get DS1s Christmas present.

I feel rotten with a cold and I have to go with DD to a show tomorrow night. Nooooooooo! I just want a hot water bottle and my bed.


Weknowwhoyouare Wed 11-Dec-13 09:25:04

Yep Anne all the Ood name changes for Dr Who annoyed me so I went back to an old Dr Who name where I couldn't settle and now this one and an still not settled

Anyone know about babies & wax crayons? Just extracted most of one from ds mouth.

Usually fine, crayola are non toxic. You might get don't colourful poo grin

Weknowwhoyouare Wed 11-Dec-13 09:44:12

They weren't crayola but don't think he ate much. Forever removing things from him that he shouldn't be eating. Need a crash course I think

My ds1 was a nightmare and at 6 he still sits with his fingers in his mouth dribbling while watching tv and often has toys in his mouth! Ds2 very rarely put anything in his mouth, probably the only thing with him that was easier than ds1!

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 11:33:02

Just caught up. Ugh at the men Karen is going for.

Zara's face when Val kissed her, priceless!

And Daniel inadvertently inviting Val for Christmas dinner. Oooops! fgrin

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 11:53:42

Crayons are fine, Weknow. As is Play-doh. Actually, can you go back to ood or are the Who name changes still hanging about? Weknow is a bit like WhoKnows. Anyway, I'm glad I know who you are again!

DD is back to school today - hurrah!! Although they break up on Friday - Boo! <getting into the panto spirit>

Suppose I had better get on with stuff so I can sit down at 1.45.

curlyclaz13 Wed 11-Dec-13 12:58:00

Trying to make caramel cupcakes for bf group tomorrow with a clingy baby is tricky. Put him in a sling but then the stupid paper cases don't sit in the tin properly. Gah.
Send a doctor round for a house call to help please.
Will attempt icing later on.

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 12:59:05

Mine have got another week in school after this week. Hurrah!

Weknowwhoyouare Wed 11-Dec-13 13:22:14

Think I will when I think of a new Ood name.

TheOodKind Wed 11-Dec-13 13:24:22

That better? I chose the first reference on google

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 13:41:24

Lovely! Thank you, Ood! Order is restored to the world!

Boo MsN. Do you want to look after a 4 year old for a few days? Do craft and baking? Go on!

Curly - please share the caramel cakes with me us!

Mine too although they finish at 1.15 angry. Annoys me that I either pay for school dinner or pack a lunch when I could pick them up at 12 if it weren't for them wanting to register the children for the attendance figures!

Or just take the day off and let me stay in bed longer when all they're going to do in the morning is play, that's a bit bah humbug sorry!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 13:47:36

Were you OodKingWenceslas last year Ood or did I imagine that?

My two are at school till 3.15 on the 20th - hoorah! It's the long stretch after Christmas before they go back though, when everything gets boring and fractious in our house. In some ways I prefer it when they break up early and go back on the 2nd. Our school never finishes at lunchtime however, for which I am grateful.

Hello everyone. Thread deserter here.

I haven't been watching lately, but have just switched on. Where are they going with the Karen storyline? confused

I don't get the blokes Karen is going for either, he's stopped going after teens now and gone onto blokes her actual age which is a bit strange.

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 13:50:02

Gobbys leotard looked a tad uncomfortable in the crotch area fshock

curlyclaz13 Wed 11-Dec-13 13:50:50

Well so far they are chocolate cakes that I need to make caramel icing for but need to go to the shop for ingredients for but am waiting for deliveries.

We have a centre Parcs near us and lots of mums do mon and fri cleaning villas, they are all mightily pee'd off at the early finish.

Older employees at 38 shock

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 13:51:32

Yay to the return of the Ood

Anne no deal. You can have my 10 yr old and two 9's though? fgrin

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 13:52:01

That bloke yesterday looked a right sleazebag.

Talking of yesterday's what was 6TL's involvement with those people in that company, is she doing their occupational health? Why were they at the campus surgery? Looked like yet another Letherbridge business where no one actually does any work. That town must have a shockingly low GDP.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 13:52:22

not watching BTW, am at work.

Nice woman!

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 13:53:35

Curly - oh no, I don't like chocolate. Could you make some plain ones with caramel icing please?

38 is an older employee???

MsN. No thanks. I think you are not being very Christmas spirited though. She can sing some Christmas songs if that makes any difference?

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 13:54:00

"been another outbreak of hypochondria". Love Al!

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 13:54:36

Who 6tl's involvement was lost on me. Tenuous was the word I think.

Gobby is going to do the house over like Santas Grotto. Ha!

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 13:55:27

That's a bit of an over-reaction.

Is Gobbyplod going to get hurt and that will bring back Gobby's memory?

curlyclaz13 Wed 11-Dec-13 13:55:35

Ooh actual drama.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 13:56:07

I want the Gobbys back together for Christmas <hopeful>

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 13:57:00

Yesterday's office was part of Letherbridge Uni, hence the invitation.

curlyclaz13 Wed 11-Dec-13 13:58:10

Anne you will eat what you are given and be grateful grin

Wonder if rob is going to get shot?

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 13:59:16

Thanks Anne and MsN. Tenuous indeed!

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 13:59:41

Oh my word. Gobbys going out in a net curtain.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 13:59:55

That's not very accommodating to your guests, Curly. hmm

Gobbyplod is brave.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 14:00:04

If Rob got shot and got a brain injury and regressed to 1984 that would be a convenient plot device.

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 14:01:07

Who you should be a scriptwriter. Genius.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 14:01:37

Hope he doesn't though.

Just thinking that she might feel sorry for him and it might help her memory come back.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 14:02:31

Oi you lot! I said about that at 13.55!!

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 14:04:24

Phil is a pig. LTB!

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 14:04:46

I wonder why he never married? fhmm

Sorry I'm on my phone it's a bit slow and splits up into pages.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 14:05:50

You're forgiven. fgrin

I see that you did AnneEyhtMeyer having scrolled back. This is sad sad

curlyclaz13 Wed 11-Dec-13 14:07:10

Anne I have already had mince pies and coffee cake rejected and it's for my birthday !
bless gobbyplod trying.


curlyclaz13 Wed 11-Dec-13 14:08:56

oh no, that wasn't going to end well was it.
tastefully decorated gobby !

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 14:09:05

Oh dear, shooting a police officer is not good.

Oh I hope Gobby doesn't shag Mr Nasty?

Who would turn down mince pies? Is it your birthday today Curly?

bellabelly Wed 11-Dec-13 14:10:19

Aw, I feel v sorry for Rob.


AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 14:10:48

Oh dear, stupid Gobby.

I feel so sorry for Gobbyplod.

MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 14:11:04

Awful. sad

Oh no!


I haven't been watching lately, but this Karen thing needs to stop.

curlyclaz13 Wed 11-Dec-13 14:12:21

I bet he's going back to his wife. silly gobby.
not today Anne Friday but bf group is tomorrow and my new social group so making them for then.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 11-Dec-13 14:12:43

Yay! Barry is back tomorrow!

Shame her wisdom hasn't hung around! He's exactly the kind of guy she warn immie off!

toldmyhollywreath Wed 11-Dec-13 19:32:42

Poor Rob sad

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 19:34:48

Good grief. The guy that played Phil was Matt King in Emmerdale I used to fancy him. Either he has aged REALLY badly or they have a good make-up team.

That was a rather depressing episode. Hope Gobby doesn't get pregnant sad.

OodKingWenceslas Wed 11-Dec-13 19:52:34

Well remembered Whoknows I'd forgotten.

Tenuous Doctors link today. Gobby was so naive over slimy bloke sad poor Rob

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 11-Dec-13 20:39:46

I had to resort to Google Ood. Ooh, you've changed again!

OodKingWenceslas Wed 11-Dec-13 22:02:16


MsNobodyAgain Wed 11-Dec-13 23:07:07

I knew I recognised his face!

I am just back from seeing Diversity. What a fantastic show. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The look on DD'S face at times was priceless.

And...Mr Ashley Banjo.......


What a man.

<fans self>

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 12-Dec-13 13:48:44

Watching on headphones on the Ipad as DD (off school sick) is watching The Simpsons.

Oh, poor Gobby.

HoggyTruffle Thu 12-Dec-13 13:50:19

Arf at Bazzer calling the bomb squad out for a giant cracker.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 12-Dec-13 13:50:47

Prat in a hat indeed.

OodKingWenceslas Thu 12-Dec-13 13:50:52

'Barry is it a cracker?' grin

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 13:51:17

FOD has done a great job of the scenery.

I was about to type "Michelle" instead of FOD. She really is a clone of her, isn't she?

I love that they have brought Barry back this week for a little Christmas treat for us!

OodKingWenceslas Thu 12-Dec-13 13:51:21

Dh in on it today. He's laughing already!

HoggyTruffle Thu 12-Dec-13 13:52:33

Kev's best diagnosis ever - to Barry, "Do you have a sense of humour?"

OodKingWenceslas Thu 12-Dec-13 13:53:03

Lol Barry you've pulled!

ClayDavis Thu 12-Dec-13 13:54:20

I'm here. I just can't watch it at the moment. Am massively behind anyway. I still have all of last weeks and this weeks to watch yet. Bomb squad sounds interesting.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 13:54:24

I love this panto. fgrin

I would love my GPs to put on a panto. grin

HoggyTruffle Thu 12-Dec-13 13:56:49

They've got a bit of work to do to learn all of their lines.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 13:58:39

TBFE as Cinders!

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Thu 12-Dec-13 13:58:42

Oooh MsN Diversity came to my DS' school as part of a Surprise Surprise show - the children absolutely loved it, they did 2 dances in their assembly hall, and were so lovely to the children.

I'm a bit bored of this panto stuff today but lol at Barry and his suspicious package.

sad about Karen tho

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 13:59:06

I hope they aren't going to be mean to Barry again.

bellabelly Thu 12-Dec-13 14:01:17

Mrs Tembe looks fab!

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Thu 12-Dec-13 14:01:24

arf at Jimmi and Daniel's outfits

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 14:01:55

I love Mrs T in her traditional outfit!

"This is not a democracy" haha!

bellabelly Thu 12-Dec-13 14:02:31

AnneEyht - I was just thinking that about her being their real-life Cinders! Reckon they'll do a weird panto-based dream sequence one episode soon?

HoggyTruffle Thu 12-Dec-13 14:02:37

Heston keeps calling Jimmi and Daniel the uglies. There has to be a joke about bumping uglies somewhere.

OodKingWenceslas Thu 12-Dec-13 14:02:39

Have you ever seen a fairy godmother Heston?

HoggyTruffle Thu 12-Dec-13 14:04:38

Jimmi is enjoying the bosom rearranging slightly too much.

bellabelly Thu 12-Dec-13 14:05:31

Arf at Heston not wanting "random insertions"!

HoggyTruffle Thu 12-Dec-13 14:08:11

Poor Karen sad

HoggyTruffle Thu 12-Dec-13 14:10:32

I think I'm with Barry on art vs. rubbish.

bellabelly Thu 12-Dec-13 14:10:38

Oh I'm being confused by the codes - I didn't mean TBFE, I meant that nurse woman. I'm rubbish at remembering all the names, let alone the codenames!

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 14:11:36

Horrible brat - I'm on Barry's side.

HoggyTruffle Thu 12-Dec-13 14:12:20

Don't worry, she will be working in McDonald's after she finishes her art degree. grin

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 14:12:42

Very true, Hoggy.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 12-Dec-13 14:15:42

Poor Barry, he does walk into these things headfirst. What a horrible girl.

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Thu 12-Dec-13 14:18:52

Oh dear looks horrible tomorrow for Rob sad

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 14:24:02

I'm going to miss tomorrow's live, as have to go to Christmas church thing at DD's school.

Can't believe it is the last one until January. We will need to talk about noting for three weeks. No change there then.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 12-Dec-13 14:50:11

I may or may not be watching tomorrow. DD will still be off school (she threw up again just before Doctors started) and the plumber is coming to service the boiler "late morning" so depends when he gets finished (he is very chatty).

MsNobodyAgain Thu 12-Dec-13 15:09:54

Missed today's due to workmen starting at 12.30. Grrrrr! I had to make conversation and everything.

Should catch tomorrows live but it'll be sad by the sounds of it.

Does anyone know what date it is back on in January? I like to put it in my diary. shoot me now

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 12-Dec-13 15:15:15

I've just consulted the Christmas Radio Times which finishes on Fri 3rd and no mention, hopefully it will be back the following Monday.

MsNobodyAgain Thu 12-Dec-13 16:13:55


AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 16:43:52

I'm sure I read that it is back on the 6th January. fsad

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 12-Dec-13 16:54:25

I just went on the Doctors website to try and find out for definite and came across this in FAQS.

"Are the Mill and Campus the only surgeries in Letherbridge, they seem to have a huge number of patients?"

Are they talking about the same programme?

OodKingWenceslas Thu 12-Dec-13 18:09:22

Not sure there's been a single patient this week.

Missed todays due to giving blood, will catch up with thread and episode tomorrow hopefully!

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 21:25:44

They have got to be taking the piss, WhoKnows! What was the answer? They have shown other practices in the past.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 12-Dec-13 21:30:01

The answer is this

No, we've mentioned and featured other surgeries in the area, particularly Sutton Vale. But yes, the surgeries do serve a very large patient database, but then – they have to supply us with 230 stories a year!

So, with an estimated average of 1 patient per episode that's 115 patients at each surgery. So if say 50,000 people live in Letherbridge there must be hundreds of other surgeries <maths brain fails at this point>

OodKingWenceslas Thu 12-Dec-13 21:58:21

Maybe it was from one of those who didn't notice Jizz being pregnant

ClayDavis Thu 12-Dec-13 22:36:24

I think your estimated average of 1 patient per episode might be a bit optimistic.

Raahh Thu 12-Dec-13 22:36:46

Hello peeps! I have been terrible lately, and all my family have been ill.sad

Dd2 is supposed to be going for a first trip to nursery tomorrow, but ds is really ill, so unlikely she will go.

And i have just set fire to the dd2's mini christmas tree and set off all the fire alarms.

I'm currently sat here with all the windows open.


AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 12-Dec-13 22:49:13

Raahh how on Earth did you set fire to a mini Christmas tree? Did you do it on purpose? Were you trying to cleanse the house of sickness with some smoky Christmas tree?

ClayDavis Thu 12-Dec-13 22:51:53

I can recommend bicarb and bowls of white vinegar dotted around to clear the smell if it lingers. grin Two months on and you almost can't smell the smoke unless you go into the kitchen.

Hope your DS gets better soon.

Raahh Thu 12-Dec-13 23:02:53

grin Clay I remember your burnt smoke smellgrin

i lit a candle, sneezed, and knocked it into the tree, Which had lights on. So I had to unplug everything, an then dump the tree in the sink.

I'm in big trouble tomorrow.

However- despite all the alarms,- NONE of my family woke up!!!


(the smell is really annoyingg mefgrin)

ClayDavis Thu 12-Dec-13 23:09:10

Does it have that horrible burnt plastic smell? That was what got me the most. Consider yourself lucky you smoke alarms aren't linked to the entire building, setting them off in every other flat as well.

I have just laughed out loud at that. It's completely the sort of accident I would have.

DrinkFromSantasFountain Thu 12-Dec-13 23:29:33

Can I join in, I have no idea what all your codes mean and have only been watching since the start of the Jas stalker thing but I have to sky plus it and watch it while eating tea, ds demands doctors! He won't eat when it's not on, we watch peppa at the weekend)
The Karen storyline is annoying me, just get her back to normal and dye her hair back!
Did anyone understand why she rang jack?

ClayDavis Fri 13-Dec-13 01:10:20

Welcome Drink. There's a few of us who can't watch live so watch in the evenings.

You'll get used to the codes
TBFE - The Bloke From Emmerdale is Howard
FOD - Forehead of Doom is Michelle
6tl - 6th time lucky is Emma - the actress who played her had had 5 smaller parts in Doctors before she got the role.
Gobby - Karen
Gobbyplod - Rob. I think he's occasionally known as the only plod in the village as well.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 09:46:46

Hello and welcome, Drink!

I think Gobby rang Jack as he came to visit her in hospital when she didn't realise he was her son, and then she saw his message left on the GobbyWiki page they have set up to help her remember. I think she rang him because she is trying to make sense of who she really is.

I think the storyline is really good, we are seeing it from all angles and the impact the injury has on everybody. It is heartbreaking to see how it has affected Gobbyplod. I hope she does recover but if they rushed it it would be ridiculous.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 10:00:12

Welcome drink fsmile

The bit that confused me Anne was why Gobby asked if Jack had a girlfriend. Maybe it was from a motherly aspect, not in a fancying aspect hopefully. She just wants to know he is happy/normal?

I enjoyed the panto bits in yesterdays although I am mildly traumatised by seeing Als chest hair spilling over his Buttons costume. Bleurgh!

Didn't like Barry getting made a fool of. I'd like him to find lurve.

Highlight was Mrs T in her splendid costume and she had her nicer wig on.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 10:03:15

<makes note to buy Raahh a JML battery operated candle>

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 10:15:39

I have faux candles this year - got a pack of 6 in Costco which are remote-controlled and they are fab! I love them! You can put them wherever you like and they don't set the house on fire.

I thought the girlfriend question was because she wanted to know if he was happy and settled.

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 10:37:17

Yay new recruit! Welcome drink smile

Raahh Fri 13-Dec-13 11:11:44

grin MsN.

looks like I will miss today's as bloody Virgin is down! AGAIN!Second time in a week. I want a refund.

My house stinks of smoke, and dd2 was in conslable that I burnt her treefsad

DrinkFromSantasFountain Fri 13-Dec-13 11:51:15

Thanks for the welcomes, explanation of the codes and the good laugh at rahh and her tree, I have a very funny vision of a biblical stylee burning bush but with more tinsel lol

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 13:48:36

Hello if anyone is out there.

<Cringe> at Karen. You've been dumped love. fsad

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 13-Dec-13 13:49:54

Gobby, he's not going to call sad.


Is FOD going to be cinders?

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 13:52:36

Last doctors of the year and I couldn't connect to mumsnet! Now I've kicked my coffee over - small potatoes compared with flaming Christmas trees.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 13:52:53

Heston "I'm perfectly happy to don a frock".

Yes, he looks that type...

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 13:53:52

It is tempremental hoggy

FOD is going to be Cinders on speed I think. Or she'll fall asleep.

I watched half of yesterday's before internet went down, back now smile

Loved the cracker, and Barry's line to the woman in the bar!

Poor Gobby, she's really walking into a disaster trying to find phil sad

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 13:54:13

If I was a bloke, I may find Daniel strangely alluring in a frock and makeup. I haven't even been at the Christmas sherry yet.

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Fri 13-Dec-13 13:55:25

Phew, finally connected, MN was down!

Oh dear at Karen.

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 13:56:56

TBFE's moustache! It could act without him.

Hi DrinksFromSantasFountain! FOD is Mandy not Michelle ClayDavis is stuck in the past wink

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 13:57:38

Pushing 50 ? Really ? Dh is 51 and looks younger than her.

Wow! They've got a big crowd!

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 13:58:42

Gobby's friend was wearing pearls. Is that what you have to wear if you approach 50? confused

Oh dear drunken cinders!

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 13:59:56

Less pantomime and more pistomime

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 14:00:57

Last time I wore pearls I was getting married.

<curses pearls>

Daniel should not still be attractive, but he is. I feel confused and conflicted. fgrin

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Fri 13-Dec-13 14:01:29

lol at stoned cinders.

Dimmi are amusing fgrin

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:01:46

I've gone right off chelsea buns.

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 14:01:48

I want to see the whole play grin

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:02:22

Scrap scrap scrap

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:02:59

Like the reference to Brookside.

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 14:03:18

Police is a bit OTT

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 13-Dec-13 14:04:22

Oh dear, poor Heston, it's all going wrong.

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:05:29

Gobby trollop. The scriptwriters do read these threads.

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Fri 13-Dec-13 14:07:19

Mrs T saves the day, love it

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 14:08:29

<arf> a FOD.

Did someone spike the drink?

They seem to like it even thought it's not hestons script.

Maybe that will make Gobby think about what she's doing. Assume pc knows Gobbyplod and is sticking up for him?


Why will she not even consider that she once loved him?

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 14:12:07

It's so sad cinnamon. There must be something left in there surely?

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Fri 13-Dec-13 14:12:15

I feel so sad for rob sad sad

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:12:17

I'm not sure why she is behaving like a teenager either cinnamon. Just because you have lost your memory it surely wouldn't change your character. Poor Gobbyplod.

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 14:12:23

sad poor Gobbyplod

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 13-Dec-13 14:13:04

Who's the wizard?

Poor Gobbyplod sad

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:13:07

6th Jan ??? sad

That was a horrible ending sad

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 14:13:15

Is that the fella out of "Boon" or is he dead? The one in the preview I mean.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 14:14:35

Gobbyplod looked so sad.

And what was going on with Jimmi leaning in to kiss Zara? fconfused

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:15:01

Same complexion but I don't think it is Boon MsN

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:16:38

Any suggested topics up for discussion over the next 3 weeks?

We could start with a Christmas decoration burning competition. wink

Boon is dead, he was Kat's uncle wasn't he and he died while filimng eastenders I believe. He's been in something though.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 13-Dec-13 14:18:02

Not much Christmas spirit in evidence there was there? Apart from in the hip flasks.

You would have thought that even though Gobby can't remember Rob she might have been attracted to him a little? They must have been together from a reasonably young age. I'm going to be worrying about them over Christmas <needs to get a life>.

ProphetOfDoom Fri 13-Dec-13 14:18:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HoggyTruffle Fri 13-Dec-13 14:21:09

Jimmi is unlucky in love and still hates Daniel for sleeping with princess bubblegum (his now ex wife)

Phil is some random copper who works with GobbyPlod.

I didn't know Phil was a copper just thought she picked him up in the pub.

Guessing Jimmi is just not in the Christmas spirit.

bellsringingoutforMadHairDay Fri 13-Dec-13 14:33:25

I think Jimmi now fancies Zara fconfused

I'm going to be worrying about the Gobbyplods too sad wish it had been a nice Christmas ending! Stupid beeb people. Humphhh.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 14:33:51

Is Phil a copper? fshock

As for Jimmi goodness knows what came over him. At least he didn't ply her with Merlot and shag her over the office desk though.

Although that would have been entertaining and totally unbelievable.

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 14:52:01

Zara and Jimmi is just so unbelievable, they might just try it.

leezl Fri 13-Dec-13 16:28:34

I've been so busy the last couple of weeks, but I've missed you all! My big news is that I've been offered a really good job and I'm so excited and happy about it!! Luckily it's under 30 hours so there's still plenty of time for Doctors :D
Anyway, am I to believe that this is the last episode until the New Year?! D: D: At least I've got a couple of weeks to deal with the trauma of seeing my boyfriend (Jimmi) in a big Doreen bra. Do Jimmi and Zara have any previous? I know about Daniel and whatsherface but Zara?

Oh god I just finished the episode and that was heartbreaking. I don't even like the Gobbys but this is awful sad I really thought they'd be back together for Christmas, in true Doctors "brain injury? Yeah she'll be right as rain in a week or so!" wtf fashion sad

MsNobodyAgain Fri 13-Dec-13 16:40:08

Well done on the job leezl!

Jimmi and Zara have no previous, it was just WTF?! today.

Doctors is back on the 6th we think. I shall remain on thread and post random ramblings as usual throughout the break.

ClayDavis Fri 13-Dec-13 17:52:34

Just finished catching up with the last week or so. Now I feel nice and festive fhmm fsad

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 18:59:43

Congratulations leezl

So how many threads can will fill during the break?

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:01:48

Haven't watched yet but am happy to join in with meaningless rambles over the next 3 weeks, and I will almost certainly be here to see the new year in if any one else is around.

Had a nice day today watching DD in her Christmas church service, singing in the choir (she is 4, the term "choir" is used loosely). She also got an award for working hard at school. I am unashamedly telling you all about this because I am v proud and I can't really talk to anyone else about it as it would be considered boasting. Yes it is, but I am anyway. She is my POB (Perfect Only Born) so I can't help it. Did I mention she can swim lengths without any floats etc now? I am ridiculously proud of her at the moment. Sorry, I'll shut up now. fblush

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:07:24

Ok, watching now.

The theatre is a bit posh for an am-dram production, isn't it?

Face packs were big in the 80s. I know, I was a Saturday girl in Boots.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:09:00

Oh! Valerie fancies Barry!

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 19:09:46

Good for her Anne a boast now and again is good smile
I thought the theatre was the Uni stage?

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 13-Dec-13 19:16:40

Well done on the job Leezl and well done to your DD Anne. I had a proud PFB moment this week too. DS came out of school the other day clutching a piece of paper and looking sheepish. I asked what it was and he explained that they'd had to write a story and everyone on his table except him (he's in the bottom group for English) had needed a lot of help and when he'd finished his story the teacher read it and said it was the best one in the entire class, so she had given him a copy to bring home. She had written glowing comments on it which brought a tear to my eye and given him a double reward point thing (this has never happened to either of my DCs so far in their joint 8 years at school). DS is 9 and has AS plus coordination problems, because he is neither gifted nor disruptive he is rarely singled out for any special attention, so this meant a great deal.

I don't think there will be any problems with keeping the thread going, no, not at all.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:18:43

It looks a bit glam for Letherbridge Uni!

Thanks Ood. I can't help myself at the minute. fblush

I love the comedy moustache and the humorous monocle!

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:21:09

Oh WhoKnows that is fantastic! No wonder you were proud, that is amazing! Well done Mini-Who!

Forgot to say well done to you, leezl! Glad you are back on the thread too!

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:35:43

I love drunk Cinders! I have had a few Christmas sherries too.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:38:55

Daniel is a very good looking Ugly Sister. fshock

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:40:47

Love the Cherry reference and the Brookside reference!

Congratulations leezl!

I wasn't sure if Jimmi was trying it on to get his own back or if he actually thought Zara was interested.

Did look like Valerie quite fancies Barry confused

Well done to AnneEyhtMeyer and WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes 's offspring!

While we are on the subject of being proud, I was in the local paper this week for my half marathon grin

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:44:10

Oh well done cinnamon! That is great!

Being "moved in on" by Jimmi is bad enough, but Jimmi in drag? Yuck! <apologies to leezl>

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 13-Dec-13 19:45:38

Well done Cinnamon! I was in ours last week, aimlessly wandering round the Christmas market with the DCs.

ProphetOfDoom Fri 13-Dec-13 19:45:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 13-Dec-13 19:52:27

Mrs T! fgrin "Bad girls!"

OodKingWenceslas Fri 13-Dec-13 20:03:51

Well done cinnamon
our family was in one at our Xmas market too whoknows

curlyclaz13 Fri 13-Dec-13 20:56:54

congratulations lezzl and cinnamon and mini Anne and whoknows
I haven't watched yet due to 'shopping' for my birthday which was an unmitigated disaster, couldn't find anything I like so OH got annoyed by that, then ds was fussing while we tried to eat as he is too interested in what we are eating but is too young to eat tgi Friday's ! then on the way home we had to pull over to feed him, OH pulled into an unlit country road so I could bf without causing a crash, ready to go and the battery died. Then small boy screamed the rest of the way home for 20 minutes inconsolable sad I need a drink and doctors. ooh a lot of 'then's' in there sorry.

DrinkFromSantasFountain Sat 14-Dec-13 00:23:06

I was so sad for gobbyplod when she told him she'd slept with wankerphil even if her brain is damaged and she can't remember however many years she should show a bit of empathy and not be a nasty selfish bitch, I've met teenagers, I was one many years ago, I'd never have behaved like she is. In my opinion The story is ridiculous and if she doesn't have a miraculous recovery soon and get back with gobbyplod I'll be driving to leatherbridge to find her in a carpark and finish the job properly.

Also why do they seem to get so involved with their patients? I went to the dr today with a suspicious mole, I caught it hiding round corners twiddling its moustache and despite my concerns and basically my entire bloodline being wiped out by cancer I was fobbed off with a referral to a dermatologist and was kicked out within 3min (I timed it)

I've been saving that rant up for a while sorry.

DrinkFromSantasFountain Sat 14-Dec-13 00:24:00

Even tried to use the right code words.

not trying to fit in noooo

MsNobodyAgain Sat 14-Dec-13 03:16:25

Drink There will be a miraculous recovery, there's gotta be! <sob>
And I have to say when I was a teenager I was the most selfish, entitled arsehole that there could be. I cringe when I look back and have apologised to my Mum profusely.

Sorry about your experience at the doctors. We have all wished we lived in Letherbridge from time to time. There, you could have had a home visit and been seen at St Phils the same day. Hope all turns out OK with your mole anyway.

By the way, well done to everyone ooop thread that had proud moments/achievements. Too late to scroll up and name you all...I only woke up for a wee!

MsNobodyAgain Sat 14-Dec-13 03:29:09

Ooooh, I have just discovered a 'bin collection day' App that my local Council have. Very handy over the festive period.

(Told you I would talk rubbish on the thread)

<boom, tish>


OodKingWenceslas Sat 14-Dec-13 08:39:18

New low MsN grin

toldmyhollywreath Sat 14-Dec-13 18:11:24

I echo MsNo in saying well done. Plus we dumped our old bed at the freighter today, so I can talk rubbish as well! Haha MsNo !
On a separate note-my friend's ma had an actual real life home visit (&she doesn't live in Letherbridge) shock

leezl Sat 14-Dec-13 18:24:18

Oooh well done and congratulations to everyone!! Thank you for the congrats <3
Luckily I live in a block of flats this Christmas, so I don't have to give a damn when the bins get collected :D
Christmas cider is being drunk, which means I'll be topping myself up for the next eleven days. Apologies in advance for drunken tomfoolery.

Sorry about your disastrous trip curlyclaz13, and happy birthday!

I agree DrinksFromSantasFountain, I don't understand why she dislikes him so much. He was clearly trying to hurt him but despite being older he's still the man she fell in love with, as someone else said up thread.

I'm babysitting tonight so I will be very sensible! Watching strictly at the moment smile

MsNobodyAgain Sat 14-Dec-13 20:36:21

I am teetotal for health reasons but I will be imbibing my own body weight in fizzy pop. fgrin

I have been with the DCs all day and have told them it is mummy time now and retreated to my bedroom to watch Storage Wars. More rubbish. Ha!

curlyclaz13 Sat 14-Dec-13 21:11:42

small person asleep for now, OH is out so I have a glass of water, peanut butter chocolate and doctors. If I manage to stay awake I will watch the er I have missed. oh I am so rock and roll !

curlyclaz13 Sat 14-Dec-13 21:19:53

MrsT looks fab !

curlyclaz13 Sat 14-Dec-13 21:34:01

poor gobbyplod, poor jimmi.
That was a great panto grin

I don't drink much because I'm a control freak I dont like the feeling after a drink or too. Tea or water mostly for me!

MsNobodyAgain Mon 16-Dec-13 07:30:25

Morning! Monday bump.

They are showing 'Perfection' at Doctors o'clock. Possibly the tamest gameshow apart from 'Eggheads' Daphne makes me feel violent

You don't hear the name Daphne very often these days. I blame Scooby Doo.

<drags arse out of bed>

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 16-Dec-13 08:04:20

"Daphne" will always be Daphne Broon for me. And it is a Broons year this year. Yay! Don't get me wrong, I love Oor Wullie, but The Broons are the best.

This will not make the slightest sense if you don't have a Scottish background.

OodKingWenceslas Mon 16-Dec-13 08:24:16

Was it Daphne in Neighbours that have birth in tights wonders if Doctors writers are inspired by old Aussie soaps

toldmyhollywreath Mon 16-Dec-13 13:52:36

Yes Daphne from neighbours gave birth in tights.
Do the Broons still go to the but 'n' Ben ? And oor Wullie must still have his bucket Anne I don't often read the Sunday Post these days (my dad used to pass on his copy-now that's Scottishness for you)

Never heard of the Broons, will have ask my mum.

I watched a Christmas film today instead of doctors, only remembered at 1.40 that it wasn't on sad I do like a Christmas film, however rubbish!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 16-Dec-13 18:39:09

My mum and brother used to be really into Our Wullie and The Broons. I used to make a point of not being into them as I was a Contrary Mary.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 16-Dec-13 18:43:30

My mum still gets me the annual every year! Yes, the Broons still go to the But 'n' Ben, Told! And Wullie still has his bucket, but you don't see much of Jeemie the mouse any more. sad

I saw a lorry cab the other day with a picture of Oor Wullie on the back!

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 16-Dec-13 19:43:49

I was out today at 1.40pm, and just now I thought "oh I'll watch Doctors now" and then remembered it wasn't on. fsad

Took DD to see Frozen today - it was great!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 16-Dec-13 21:31:49

I was at work and looked at the clock at 1.10 and though, oh, going to miss Doctors again. Then I remembered sad.

MsNobodyAgain Mon 16-Dec-13 22:25:58

I am going to have to put a note in my diary to look at the spoilers the week before it returns.

I want the Gobbys back together.

There is no way Karen could be pregnant is there? fshock

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 16-Dec-13 22:31:43

Well yes MsN, it only takes once in soapland. Even if you are pushing 50. Hasn't she already had an unwanted pregnancy storyline though? Before my time so I might be wrong.

MsNobodyAgain Mon 16-Dec-13 22:44:37

Yes she did. She had an abortion after much agonising between her and Gobbyplod. I can't remember if she got sterilised as well though.

I doubt they would up-duff her again tbh. I hope so anyway.

leezl Tue 17-Dec-13 09:19:40

I just woke up from a dream where if was at my bank and the Doctors team were giving out financial advice grin I was served by FOD, Zara and Al but they were all there sat round a big table serving customers. I saw Jimmi but he was wedged into a corner so I couldn't really get to him, and also I didn't want him to know how overdrawn I am gringringrin

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 17-Dec-13 13:12:26

I miss Doctors. I really fancy watching it today.

Leezl - good job Jizz has gone - her financial advice to get you out of debt would have been to work on a sex chat line.

toldmyhollywreath Tue 17-Dec-13 13:25:44

ah leezl what must our brains be like to have such dreams? smile

MsNobodyAgain Tue 17-Dec-13 14:01:03

leezl you do realise that Jimmi was hiding from you, don't you?

He's scared of youuuuuuuuuu! fgrin

Love how this thread still moves at a decent pace despite the subject matter being AWOL! I'm currently watching Ben 10 ominverse having watched some 60mm smile

I can't wait for this week to be over! Chrismas parties, dinner, non uniform days etc are exhausting! Looking forward to my week off smile

leezl Tue 17-Dec-13 14:59:38

MsN you take that back!!! confused He WILL love me!!!

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 17-Dec-13 15:25:26

I got DD a Wiggles Christmas DVD for £1, after seeing it on one of the Christmas Bargain threads. Gave it to her on Saturday to watch on the journey to MIL's and it hasn't been off since. I know all the words and most of the dance moves now.

Moral of the story - never buy something you think a 4 year old may like to watch once or twice. You are doomed to watch it on a loop for ever more.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 17-Dec-13 15:39:10

I loved the Wiggles when the DCs were younger, unfortunately they won't watch them any more. Anthony was my favourite.

Same thing here though Anne - I took DD to Sainsburys for Christmas shopping about a week ago and she made me buy her the DVD of Hotel Transylvania, they must have watched it about 50x so far (it's on now). At least it hasn't got catchy tunes to get stuck in my head though.

Dss used to love the wiggles, watched it over and over and over again but at least it was only every other weekend and one evening smile

toldmyhollywreath Tue 17-Dec-13 17:22:22

Sorry-but no idea what the wiggles are! Probably lucky that mine are too old for it, but then again Christmas is definitely not the same with older DC. Much more exciting & busy with little ones.

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 17-Dec-13 18:02:11

They are 4 Australians who are singing and dancing superstars for the under-5 market, told.

The DVD is on again. Even when it is off I am humming the bloody songs!

Yes, WhoKnows, Anthony is my favourite too, with Greg a close second. I can't believe I actually have a favourite Wiggle. I seriously need to get out more.

toldmyhollywreath Tue 17-Dec-13 18:10:39

Thanks Anne I've an idea that I might've heard of them-are they mega famous & probably very rich?

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 17-Dec-13 18:53:38

Yes they are, they have been going for years, and have toured extensively in the UK and the US. They are very rich because they own the concept, tour and sell lots of DVDs.

In fact I've just discovered that 3 of them have now retired and been replaced by new, young Wiggles, just Anthony left from the original line-up.

OodKingWenceslas Tue 17-Dec-13 20:15:15

<shudder> at the Wiggles.

I'm another that's wanting the week to slow a bit. Party yesterday , trip today, party tomorrow, family Xmas party at the weekend plus a birthday , a Christmas concert and dh working everyday plus 4 evenings up to Christmas Eve I'm knackered!
Not helped by both little ones being ill. Some really bad colds going round at the moment.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 17-Dec-13 20:27:50

Oh, didn't realise there was only Anthony left. Apparently they were the most eligible bachelors in Oz for a long time. If you look at the credits on the DVDs it seems that almost the entire crew and supporting cast are Anthony's family members.

MsNobodyAgain Tue 17-Dec-13 20:46:22

It was the Teletubbies that used to haunt me. I used to hear that theme tune in my sleep.

This week is going way too fast and I am ill fsad


HoggyTruffle Tue 17-Dec-13 21:36:14

The Wiggles were well creepy and surely they weren't eligible bachelors. confused

DS used to watch the Aussie show called the Fairies around the same time the Wiggles were about. Lots of serious Aussie actors prancing around pretending to be fairies, elves, wizards and a giant bee. It's amazing what you try and block out once the kids start to grow up...

OodKingWenceslas Tue 17-Dec-13 21:51:46

There was another one too, had male and female Aussies (or NZ?)memory vague but on milkshake in 2004 ish?

MsNobodyAgain Tue 17-Dec-13 22:10:57

Anyone ever watched Yo Gabba Gabba? I've never taken drugs but I can imagine that is what life is like if your drugged up to your eyeballs.

Seriously weird.

MsNobodyAgain Tue 17-Dec-13 22:14:54
WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 17-Dec-13 22:23:58

Never seen Yo Gabba Gabba. It's Simpsons all the way here now.

MsNobodyAgain Tue 17-Dec-13 22:42:47

Love the Simpsons. I'm also addicted to the App. If I'm not on MN, I'm on Tapped Out.

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 17-Dec-13 22:57:17

I can imagine they were eligible bachelors - they must have been minted! Anthony's brother is their manager - must look at the credits for the rest of the Field family! fgrin

Oh well, it makes a change from Sofia the First - that programme does my head in. She isn't a princess, she's the step-daughter of the king. And even if she were a princess, she wouldn't be called "The First", because she isn't a Queen. Aaarrrgghh! I am not even going to start on the flying horse and the talking rabbit and the mispronunciation of Cecil as Ceeesil. fangry

Never seen Yo Gabba Gabba.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 17-Dec-13 23:03:10

I just can't get into the Simpsons. No objections to it, but it is on a long, long list of programmes that the DCs like which can be on and I can be nominally watching but not actually take in any of.

ClayDavis Wed 18-Dec-13 00:56:17

yy to Yo Gabba Gabba and the drugs. Managed to catch an episode when babysitting for my nieces one weekend. They though it was brilliant. IMO it was far too early on a Sunday morning for that much colour and energy.

I think I must be still traumatised. As soon as I saw the Wiggle mentioned my first thought was 'however bad it is it can't be as bad as yo gabba gabba'.

MsNobodyAgain Wed 18-Dec-13 06:37:38

Thank goodness I am not alone clay.

Second nativity today. Was DDs yesterday. Packed out. I think I saw the back of her head once but I can't be sure.

It's the boys one today. Much smaller school and I always cry. I feel in the mood for a good blub. Bring it on!

OodKingWenceslas Wed 18-Dec-13 07:35:47

I've not had a nativity for ages. Used to love Xmas working in schools. Best nativity for tears was one where I worked when a girl who couldn't speak but was learning ( age 8) said a line she had been practicing in secret and most of the staff didn't even know it was happening. Whole audience and staff cried.

We love the Simpsons in our house smile and never heard of yo gabba gabba!

Had ds1's nativity last week and ds2 is too small sad

OodKingWenceslas Wed 18-Dec-13 08:10:38

Simpsons got over done by dd2 on an obsession so we couldn't stand it for a long time

The Simpsons was banned when I was a kid, my stepdad thought it was stupid and he watched the news instead. My ex was a massive fan so we watched it daily on channel 4 and sky one. We don't have sky now and it's nice that channel 4 are finally showing new episodes so we don't have to watch the same ones I've seen before smile

I'm doing my party for my childminder children today, 11 children, junk food, music and games, wish me luck!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 18-Dec-13 09:55:43

Good luck Cinnamon.

I think my nativity days are over as of last year, my DCs school only do them in KS1 and both are in KS2 now, where they do musicals instead, so they did Bugsy Malone last week. That is so sweet about the little girl saying her line Ood.

toldmyhollywreath Wed 18-Dec-13 13:22:28

Thinking of you Cinnamon how lovely for your mindees, hope it goes well.
Aah Ood that it so lovely, bet her parents were overwhelmed.

Raahh Wed 18-Dec-13 13:44:23


due to various real life things, and many sick people, i have very much neglected the thread- and it DROPPED OFF TIO!

So just a fly by visit to restore it to it's proper place before i have to rush of to the sorting office because the bloody postman decided not to bother to know (i was in) and returned my parcel. <grumble>.

No Nativity this year, after DD1's triumph last year <hurray>.
Next year, dd2 will be in nursery. Along with 39 others, she will be dressed as a snowflake/angel/chicken which will cost me a fortune to make, and will be brought out for 30 seconds to wave, and leave. And I will have to fight for a seat, and sit through all the rest of it,just for that.


Raahh Wed 18-Dec-13 13:44:54


Watching Peter Andre in 60mm, it's great he can take the Mickey out of himself! Picked ds2 and one mindee up from preschool gave them lunch then took them to preschool party and have to pick them up at 2.45 to then go to school to pick up the bigguns so think I deserve to sit on my bum wink

And grrrrrr at your postman Raahh!

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 18-Dec-13 14:57:45

Your party for 11 children Cinnamon - rather you than me.

Ok, I have just had a sudden realisation that Christmas day is a week today and I have had a minor panic about it all. I got organised so early with presents etc that I sort of just forgot it was getting so close. I am busily writing lists of what I need food-wise, and trying to remember where I have put everything.

I must be in a bad way, I have even got round to clearing the junk out of the spare room ready for my parents to stay! I usually leave that to the very last minute!

I've got my turkey and dessert ordered from M&S, so am picking that up Christmas Eve, but I really need to sort the rest. DH is away at his mum's this weekend, so I'll have to drag DD around the heaving supermarket to buy veg etc. That is not going to go down well.

We are out all day Friday too, so that's one less day to sort stuff. Aaaggghh!!

We are at my mums Christmas day and probably Boxing day evening so I'm very lucky I don't have to do that. Ds2 and I are doing our pre-Chrismtas shop tomorrow and I hope that will be it until 28th when I will stock up on essentials hopefully on my own. We are out 27th at the panto and dinner somewhere (again provided by my mum!) afterwards.

OodKingWenceslas Wed 18-Dec-13 20:44:46

We are hosting. Dh is cooking but we've just worked out I will need to prep as he's working until 6 Xmas Eve and all day/eve the preceding three days. So Friday is our last chance for anything that needs both of us.
I've still got almost everything to wrap and nowhere to hide it all once wrapped (currently hoping dd3 doesn't ask about the bin bags on the landing)
Plus the pre Xmas clean. I've so far done 2 floors. The ones visitors don't tend to see hmm. Dh will play with steam mop the kitchen/bathroom which just leaves me the biggest messes living rooms. [boom]

MsNobodyAgain Thu 19-Dec-13 09:00:06

Morning all!

Today I will mostly be cleaning fsad and hoping that the Monster Truck arrives that DS2 set his heart on 2 days ago.

The emergency postage cost as much as the truck.


OodKingWenceslas Thu 19-Dec-13 09:21:18

Morning. I'm doing a big veg shop today as its last market day before Christmas. Dh is working so I'm taking the pram & my Dad!

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 19-Dec-13 10:29:09


I am just writing lots of lists before I hit the supermarket / Costco.

Is it too early to get the veg? I want to get it today but will I end up running out to the shop on Christmas Eve to replace a pile of limp parsnips?

I have also realised that I haven't got a gift for my elderly relative and so I need to buy something today so I can post it in time for Christmas. Agghh!

MsNobodyAgain Thu 19-Dec-13 11:00:26

Parsnips should keep in the fridge or cold garage. Plus any other hard veg I would imagine.

I have low standards so frozen does in our house.

OodKingWenceslas Thu 19-Dec-13 11:26:33

We are prepping some tomorrow and freezing due to limited time later on!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 19-Dec-13 14:03:28

I'm at work today, and I miss checking in with you all around 1.45!

We're hosting too, but no overnight visitors, just my parents who are local. I did a big stock up Ocado shop for all the normal essentials yesterday because it was the last day before the £9.99 delivery charge kicks in. The goose, veg, sausages and bacon, dairy stuff for Christmas is all due to be delivered by Riverford on Christmas Eve, hoping it comes fairly early as I don't want to be prepping veg all evening. Going to make and freeze stuffing at the weekend. Already made Jamie Oliver's make ahead gravy - if you haven't tried it go on, it's fabulous.

However in amongst all the shopping, card writing, present wrapping, I have hurt my back, so am struggling with the everyday stuff, so I have a mountain of clean clothes to sort, put away, iron etc, the house is depressingly untidy and all I want to do is put my feet up.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 19-Dec-13 15:11:21

I'm back! It is hell out there! fshock

I got the cheeses, crackers, pigs in blankets, fresh cranberry sauce, parsnips, cabbage, streaky bacon, parsnips, carrots, grapes, broccoli and cauliflower. All had dates beyond the 26th.

I also got a load of milk, butter and part-baked bread to keep us ticking over.

I have cheated with the gravy again this year - I order the pouches from M&S which I will collect with my turkey on Christmas Eve. I got them last year and the gravy was lovely, and no stress at all - a couple of minutes in the microwave. I don't think I will ever make my own gravy at Christmas again.

I still have to get cream, salad stuff and more fruit, but I feel a lot better now. If Christmas happened tomorrow we would be ok, as I have a huge gammon in the fridge ready to cook.

I can't believe how busy it was! The supermarket car park was heaving and the queues at all the tills were long - on a Thursday afternoon! I have never seen Costco so busy during the week, either. Anyone would think it was Christmas next week...

And of course, while I was out I missed a parcel delivery. I expect the postman was hiding behind a bush waiting for me to go out before popping the red card through the door.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 19-Dec-13 15:12:05

I know I said parsnips twice. I did actually get two bags.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 19-Dec-13 15:13:34

Oh WhoKnows I hope your back is better soon. Totally the wrong time of year for something like that, isn't it? Can't you lie back and delegate from the sofa?

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 19-Dec-13 15:14:26

Ood I think I am going to prep and freeze the roasties at the weekend. And the mash probably.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 19-Dec-13 15:45:33

Not really Anne - partly because it's just not in my nature and partly because most of what I need to do occurs while DH is at work, although he is very good at helping when this happens (once or twice a year). Normally it is better in a day or two, but it is worse this time, so I phoned round a few physios yesterday and found a nice local one who spent 90 minutes sorting me out this morning for the very reasonable sum of £40, I am not completely better but definitely a bit improved and she has given me a lot of exercises ant tips to get it better and strengthen things up. How annoying that your postman hid like that!

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 19-Dec-13 18:01:31

Oh dear, well I hope you are ok in time for Christmas, WhoKnows. I know what you mean though, I find it difficult to delegate, I'd rather just do stuff myself.

curlyclaz13 Thu 19-Dec-13 18:24:42

Gosh you lot are organised ! I foolishly expected the farmers market to have venison but they had sold out so have asked the organic man to get me some bloody expensive stuff and am crossing my fingers he can otherwise I have to rethink dinner. veg box comes Tuesday so pot luck on what veg we are having. Only done family cards and nothing is wrapped. Still have presents to buy as well. can I forget it this year ? Small boy crys every time I move more than two foot so can't really do much in the house either.

MsNobodyAgain Thu 19-Dec-13 19:48:13

Hope you recover soon who.

Absolute loss of a day for me between police visits, CAFCASS interviews, solicitors calls and my ex making ludicrous threats and sneaking into places he shouldn't be.

However, hopefully I can book a slot on the Jeremy Kyle Show in the new year fgrin. I have a crush on Jezza (I know...terrible isn't it?)

MsNobodyAgain Thu 19-Dec-13 19:50:45

Oh Anne, was it really that busy?

I have to go out tomorrow. Will I get the rage?

HoggyTruffle Thu 19-Dec-13 21:37:10

Don't leave the sprouts until the last minute. I did that one year and the only ones left were posh ones on a stalk. More money for extra work and an inedible stalk. They were a bugger to chop off. I'm sure sprout related injuries must be high on the A&E list at Christmas.

Glad you've seen someone about your back WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes, dh suffers with his back and has a good physio and swears by Mackenzie stretches.

Sorry to hear that MsNobodyAgain, what an even more rubbish than normal time to be an arse!!

Ds2 and I got my last presents today and did food shop to last until after Christmas. Milk will be my problem, my fridge only has room for 6 x 4pinters and my lot drink so much! Dss can drink a 4 Pinter + to himself over a weekend sad. If was pretty busy considering most people should be at work but no unbearable.

Raahh Thu 19-Dec-13 21:58:43

MsNo -that sounds awful, hope you and the dcs are ok. what a shit time to go through all that? A friend of mine was in court on Monday, her ex ended up being arrested etc the other year, but still maintains she is the unfit parent. Beggars belief.

I was in Aldi at 8.30 this morning (has a £5 off voucher from the Sungrin). Got most of the veg, because only me really eats it. so if it's rubbish, it doesn't matter Dh's brother is coming for lunch- he's in no position to be fussygrin. He's doing the beef. I always have trout (don't like meat), and we do turkey (just because) and gammon (because the dcs eat it).

I haven't wrapped anything, and haven't sorted ds;s birthday - which is the 29th. It's mine on the 30th, but I've long since given up on that!


ClayDavis Thu 19-Dec-13 22:09:15

I have to go to lidl on Saturday. It's going to be a nightmare isn't it? I still have all my some last minute Christmas shopping to do too. Hopefully I'm getting paid tomorrow or it's going to end up being really, really last minute.

Hope your back gets better soon, Whoknows. This thread has just reminded me I haven't done any of my physio exercises yet today. Should probably do that now.

OodKingWenceslas Thu 19-Dec-13 22:28:20

MsN FFS, what a pita. angry

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 20-Dec-13 00:28:05

Cinnamon we keep spare milk outside at this time of year, provided it's in the shade it is nearly always cold enough. We only have room for 3 X 4 pint in the fridge.

MsN sorry, that sounds crap. <hugs>

I've got a day off tomorrow and the DCs will be at school, two more presents to get, unless I get the twitch. Also got a mountain of ironing to tackle.

Raahh Fri 20-Dec-13 07:34:04


dh has the day off, and we were going to do the last of the main food shop alcohol etc. Then I was going to hit the pound shops for last minute stocking filler stuff (every year I buy pencils/colouring pens/gloves- all of which have going missing by boxing daygrin)

But dd1, who is rarely ill, woke up at 5, and was sick all over her bed. She hates missing school- she was ill the last day before Christmas last year. I have a feeling it's the combination of over-excitement, the bug doing the rounds and all the crap party food she ate yesterday. She's so upset.

It has put a spanner in the works a bit.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 20-Dec-13 08:23:38

Poor DD1 Raahh fsad. Nowt worse than a poorly little 'un.

I am going straight out today then wrapping. I can see gift bags being used copiously.

Being sick is the worst Raahh! Hope she's feeling better soon, and recovers from her disappointment of missing school!

I've got a few more to wrap plus a couple of birthday presents to wrap and I think I'm done.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 20-Dec-13 14:50:53

I have wrapped! I am done. fgrin

<puts feet up>

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 20-Dec-13 20:59:49

I went to M&S today and got a lot more stuff as they had cream etc with dates well past the 25th. DD then dragged me around Toys R Us, which was hellish. I just stood there trying to zone it all out, and repeating "No, you can't buy anything, Christmas is next week".

Hope life is treating you better now, MsN.

Raahh - oh poor MiniRaahh, is she on the mend now? Did you leave DH at home with her and sneak out to do the shopping?

OodKingWenceslas Fri 20-Dec-13 21:18:10

Hope she's better soon Raah

Well done MsN fgrin we are almost there, only a few in the post to wrap bloody twitch

Raahh Fri 20-Dec-13 23:04:43

thanks everyone, dd1 finally fell asleep, but has been sick on and off all day.I'm hoping she is a bit better tomorrow. She got a bar of Wonka chocolate from her teacher (chocolate/Wonka has been their topic this term), so she was pleased. She sent it home with ds .

I did go out, and finished the food shop. I just need trout and cream. I no longer care if all the veg goes offgrin. Dh's brother is not a fussy bloke, so it should be okgrin.

I then had to go out and finish getting the stocking fillers. I have topped off my day by wrapping everything (I think)- and for once, it is all labelled. There have been many years when I have neglected to label things.

I watched 'It's a Wonderful life' and drank mulled wine. I hate wrapping presentfgrin.

Oh, and I got a Christmas card from my sister. Inside the card was to dh and I- but the card was actually for 'Nanna and Grandad'. I've a feeling it was meant for my BIL's parents. I told my mum, as she passed the cards on vis dh at breakfast club- (so sister will definitely find out)- and I haven't heard a word. Which says a lot about her, really.



OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 08:30:19

Just been crying at the Xmas appeals thread. I'm feeling very emotional this year. Dh says the same. Dd3 is really getting it for the first time and the fact we have ds at all is beyond words.
Just heard dd3 saying 'happy Christmas my baba' to him
<wells up again>

MsNobodyAgain Sat 21-Dec-13 09:26:58

Ood awwwww, bless you love. X

I have only been on the Xmas Appeal thread to post my thanks. I couldn't read the rest as I get all weepy.

I too look at DS2 and thank God he is here. The first Christmas he had chemo I took sooooooo many pictures as I was scared it would be his last. But now he's fit as a fiddle and it is the first year he has really understood Christmas so it is extra special.

Right, I've gone all weepy now. I only came on the thread to moan my microwave has broken fgrin. No popcorn for movie night then fsad

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 10:25:25

Oh you've made me cry too.
I took pictures of Ds when he was ill as I was scared. They are now part of our year book. It was the longest fortnight of my life , I've no idea how you can stay strong for the length of chemo etc.

Open the packet and put it in a pan with some oil MsNobodyAgain and you can still have popcorn smile

I'm so lucky that I have two healthy children, ds1 has had his adenoids out but have never had any long term concerns. You are both very strong women!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 21-Dec-13 11:45:03

Hope DD1 is better today Raahh. My DD had a vomiting bug last week and was right as rain after 48 hours. They seem to bounce abck better than me.

Yes, the Christmas appeals thread is lovely, I've been watching that one as well. I have just seen some news on another thread that has made me feel very happy and emotional too.

MsN - I always microwave popcorn, but you can do it in a pan as Cinnamon says, I find it catches quite easily unless you give it a good shake every now and then though maybe my pans are thin and crappy.

Just taken my two to see Father Christmas, I had thought we would be past this stage by now (they are nearly 10 and 8|) but no, they still wanted to do it, so that was nice.

MsNobodyAgain Sat 21-Dec-13 12:48:13

How dumb am I thinking you could only do popcorn in a microwave fblush

You are brave who taking the DCs out today. I have kept away from the town centre and have no intention of going out tomorrow either.

I am clearing the DCs bedrooms out in preparation for Christmas day. I can't bear mess in the living room so presents go upstairs where I can shut the doors on them.

Back to work now.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 21-Dec-13 13:24:33

We kept well away from town MsN - we went to a local attraction place out in the sticks which has a grotto. DS wants to go into town now, but only our local town (small market town) which should be OK, I shudder at the thought of going to the big shopping centres today. Although tomorrow we are braving the crowds for ice skating at Winchester Christmas market, but we have booked the earliest slot which has worked well in the past, we are finished by the time it gets really crowded.

toldmyhollywreath Sat 21-Dec-13 16:10:00

thanks Ood & MsNo
I would NEVER use a microwave for popcorn again, after ours caught alight when doing just that <shudder>
I just buy the Butterkist stuff instead.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 21-Dec-13 17:00:29

Really? Wow. That must have been scary. Was that one of the ones in the paper bag? I do those sometimes, or get kernels and do it in a big pyrex bowl with a plate on top.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 18:14:00

I've got dd1/2 a popcorn machine for Xmas as they are obsessed by the stuff. I don't like then using the pan so they usually have bags of it. Dh makes a lovely toffee sauce for on it too but I can't eat it as its condensed milk

MsNobodyAgain Sat 21-Dec-13 18:37:45

Well it doesn't look like movie night is going to happen anyway. DS1 and DD are on Minecraft and DS2 is playing with 2 empty Coke cans hmm.

Time to descend into crap TV again. God, I miss Doctors fsad

I bet Mrs T is sprucing up the church ready for the Christmas services. She will have her bob wig and will be wearing tinsel in a tasteful manner.

toldmyhollywreath Sat 21-Dec-13 18:51:09

Yes Whoknows it was one of those paper bag things- I was watching it & followed instructions to the letter. It caught fire so quickly & then the microwave caught alight. I just pulled out the plug & took it outside, it shook me up.
MsNo- I'm watching Strictly final-that's not crap TV!

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:54:08

Strictly here too !

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 21-Dec-13 20:26:27

Strictly here as well. I am confused. Before the show started I wanted Abby to win but I didn't like her show dance at all.

Told - we keep lots of stuff on top of the microwave, it has never occurred to me that they can catch fire. Hmmm.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 20:35:14

I'm watching Strictly, too, for the first time this series, in fact the first time since they replaced Arlene with that annoying on with the scraped back hair and grating voice.

I like Sophie Ellis Bexter best. Mainly because I remember her mum being pregnant with her whilst on Blue Peter. I am ignoring the fact that this must make me ancient.

Sophie Ellis Bextor has grown on me during the series but I don't like Brendan!

I was Ashley (Darren from Hollyoaks) to win but as he's out I don't really mind smile

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:39

I am the kiss of death, obviously! grin

I don't think Susanna is good enough but the public like her so I think she's going to win.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:01:05

She won't win if I back her!

Tess hasn't got any more professional since the last time I watched this. She is jigging about as if she needs a wee.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:02:03

I don't like Abby. She's got a face that looks like she is sneering and pouting all the time.

I don't watch Corrie so I don't dislike the corrie woman like my mum does. She won't vote for her because she was horrible to Tyrone apparently!

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:07:15

Oh yes, I'm with your mum on that one. I could never vote for the Corrie woman. She was a nasty piece of work. It is too soon to see her as anyone other than the character.

toldmyhollywreath Sat 21-Dec-13 21:11:29

Blimey Anne If you're ancient then I'm Methuselah. I remember Val, Peter & john Noakes. I'd already stopped watching when Janet Ellis was presenting Blue Peter.

She dances very well though! And the judges love her.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:22:11

I would probably be of an age to remember Val, John & Peter, too, told, but I lived abroad with no telly for a couple of years.

I don't care how she dances, cinnamon, she made Tyrone's life a misery! <I know it isn't real, not like Doctors>

Mind you, I would prefer the Corrie woman to win than Abby.

Poor Tyrone, let's go for Susanna then grin

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:27:36

Ok, I've just looked up when they were on and I am definitely too young for Val's era, but not John and Peter. I also remember a bit of Lesley Judd.

Looking at the dates of the presenters I watched I must have been quite an innocent child because I was obviously watching into my teens. blush

I think Yvette fielding was the presenter when I first watched but I'd have to check!

toldmyhollywreath Sat 21-Dec-13 21:32:55

It was just Val, John & Peter for me (I am OLD!!) My children watched when they were young, sort of remember Konnie Huq & Matt Baker & Simon someone.
Whereabouts abroad Anne ? very glam sounding!

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:33:31

Oh you must a youngster then, cinnamon.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:35:25

Saudi Arabia, told. Not very glam, but good fun for me, as I very much enjoyed the child-expat life of swimming and playing and morning-only school!

Yep and Caron Keating and mark Curry. I also watched when anthea made the Tracey Island.

Swimming and morning only school sounds perfect!

Not feeling young at the moment but I'm under 35 so not ancient wink

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:40:27

My favourite was Peter Duncan - he was great. I always thought Sarah Greene was the height of sophistication.

I remember Sarah Greene on Saturday kids tv.

toldmyhollywreath Sat 21-Dec-13 21:41:28

Blimey cinnamon I'm old enough to be your mum.
Sounds great Anne Although you must have missed out on Monty Python & other stuff then. I love Monty Python, Michael Palin my fave.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:44:53

It was a brilliant experience, yes, I was very lucky.

I think I was too young for Monty Python or maybe just missed it being away.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:46:35

Oh bloody hell, I might have known. It always goes to the one I dislike in any reality show.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:47:42

She is a crap winner too. Can't keep control of herself.

I'm genuinely surprised at that, oh well.

Is Peter crouch her oh then? I'm not good with celebrities!

Raahh Sat 21-Dec-13 21:50:00


I ended up with the lurgy that everyone else has had. I can't stand Abbey- but I'm glad Nathalie didn't win. I wanted Sophie to win. I think she suffered by being paired with Brendan, I've always found him annoying and a bit arrogant.

Bet natalie is gutted grin

Raahh Sat 21-Dec-13 21:52:07

Ok- strange advert for the Voice with a singing baby.

It is giving me the creeps.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:57:37

Was the advert for the Voice? It was too weird so I turned over!

Yes, Brendan has always been an arse, I think he puts a lot of people off voting for his celebrity.

Yes, cinnamon, Abby is Peter Crouch's wife. Mind you, the way she kept trying to put her fingers through her partner's shirt buttons and kept lunging in at him as if for a snog, I wouldn't be surprised if she moves on soon. She seems very intent on achieving fame.

Are you on the mend now Raahh? And how is MiniRaahh?

I remember seein Brendan is some reality dating programme and he was awful, I didn't like him before that but I couldn't see any redeeming features after watching it.

A lot of them seem to end up dating/having affairs with their dancers.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 21-Dec-13 22:00:57

Well, by the end I wanted Natalie to win, she was far better than Abby tonight (and brilliant if very evil in Corrie).

Val, John and Peter for me too, and Petra the dog. I remember Sophie's mum pregnancy scandal but wasn't watching by then.

Ds1 managed to pull two teeth out eating a BN biscuit and then announced because they'd come out together the tooth fairy would bring him a £2 coin and not two separate £1 coins! Luckily ds2 had one in his piggy bank so I did an exchange. Why do we do it to ourselves?!? Here's a £1 so I can put your tooth in a little keepsake box would be much easier!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 21-Dec-13 22:40:05

Ha, DD managed to lose one on Christmas Eve last year so we had to welcome the tooth fairy and Father Christmas on the same night. A few months earlier both DCs managed to lose one on the same day. Keeps me on my toes!

Have any of you done reindeer food in the garden? Ds1 made some at school but I'm a bit worries about it still being there in the morning!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 21-Dec-13 22:50:59

We have been given it once or twice but just put it in a saucer outside the door, rather than on the path. I don't want glitter still there in 6 months!

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 22:58:53

Its that wet here it doesn't stay long!

Raahh Sat 21-Dec-13 23:03:46

I'm feeling better now, Anne- just that wobbly feeling from being sick. DD1 is definitely feeling better- and back to bickering with her brother. I love school holidays. grinDh is in work now til late Christmas eve- we really can't afford for him to be ill too.

We always do magic reindeer dust- have to make some tomorrow. Need to remember the website I print the poem from. We do sprinkle on the grass. Our grass is so long, it will look lovely with gold and silver glitter. fgrin I'm more worried about a 'magic porridge pot' scenario with the oats, since it is very wet at the moment.

I remember watching Britain's top model, or whatever it was called, when Abbey was in it. I think she thought she was gong to win. Mind you, i can't remember who didgrin. She was a lot more 'glamour model' then. But just as annoying.

MsNobodyAgain Sat 21-Dec-13 23:04:49

cinnamon we sprinkle ours on the back lawn. I have always told them that some will still be there in the morning but that is because the reindeers just eat a tiny bit from each house they visit and leave the rest there as a lovely reminder that something magical happened.

Plus if they ate all the food at every house they would be too heavy to fly.

Raahh Sat 21-Dec-13 23:05:14

And I the Toothfairy in this house is rubbish. And has been known to leave I.O.U's. And the toothblush

MsNobodyAgain Sat 21-Dec-13 23:09:58

I have never heard of the magic porridge pot thankfully and I sure ain't adding an extra Christmas job to my list! fgrin

MsNobodyAgain Sat 21-Dec-13 23:12:13

Raahh your smilies head is cold. Brrrrr! fgrin

Raahh Sat 21-Dec-13 23:16:03

The magic porridge pot was a ladybird book we read when i was little. Greedy girl, loves porridge, acquires magic pot- has to say 'cook little pot, cook' or something. gets carried away, forgets to say 'stop little pot, stop' and the whole village ends up in engulfed in porridge. Or something fgrin

It's funny the things that stick in your mindfgrin

MsNobodyAgain Sat 21-Dec-13 23:20:07

I remember that book! I know what you mean now.

Raahh Sat 21-Dec-13 23:22:35


I think I am delirious.

MsNobodyAgain Sun 22-Dec-13 17:49:13

I have managed to get iTunes installed and synced on my DDs iPhone (very ancient used 3s model she is getting for Christmas). I think I have also backed stuff up to iCloud and sorted 'find my iPhone'.


OodKingWenceslas Sun 22-Dec-13 18:34:12

Well done MsN fsmile

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sun 22-Dec-13 18:56:16

Yes, well done, it is very easy to get in a muddle with Apple devices IMO.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 22-Dec-13 19:23:01

Glad you are on the mend, Raahh.

Today has been cleaning day. I have been working so hard I have been wearing a summer dress as I was too hot in my winter woolies! fshock I couldn't believe how much crap was behind / underneath my sofa. I really need to pull it out / turn it upside down more often! fblush

Tomorrow is mince pie baking time. Wish I'd had time to make them today because I really fancy one now. On second thoughts, it is probably a good idea I didn't make them today, or they would be gone by tomorrow. fgrin

MsNobodyAgain Sun 22-Dec-13 19:28:33

I could just go a hot mince pie but I have never found any as nice as my late Grandmas. Love the smell of them baking though.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 22-Dec-13 19:33:47

I have just opened some M&S bacon crisps and there is no way they are bacon flavour - they stink of salt and vinegar! Nice though.

ClayDavis Sun 22-Dec-13 20:34:51

A hot mince pie would be perfect right now. I'm trying to rearrange Christmas. The weather seems to be determined to kill my travel/christmas plans. How bad do you thing the M25 anti clockwise is going to be at 5.30/6pm on Xmas Eve?

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sun 22-Dec-13 21:06:37

I was going to make mince pies tonight too, but we've decorated the Christmas cake instead and don't feel like it now. Will do some tomorrow. I've got 5 jars of mincemeat to get through. There's something about grandmothers and their baking and cooking isn't there MsN, I know I will never taste a finer roast potato than those my late granny used to make.

Well done on the cleaning Anne - that's what I should have been doing but CBA. We went ice skating at the Christmas market this morning and have had a fairly lazy afternoon, wrapped the last few presents, just got a big heavy one in the shed for DH to tackle tomorrow while he's at work.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 22-Dec-13 21:38:40

Clay Christmas Eve is meant to be better than tomorrow. I am hoping that is the case, anyway, as DH is currently in London with his Mum, due to drive home tomorrow, and I am expecting my parents on Tuesday. Looking at the weather forecast it could just be me and DD. fconfused

Somehow I don't think me and a 4 year old will manage a gammon, a turkey and a rib of beef. Although the way DD is around chicken she may well manage the turkey all by herself.

We decorated the Christmas cake yesterday, WhoKnows. I hope the mincemeat I made last year will still be ok, because otherwise we will be mince pie-less.

Oh, Granny's cooking! I will never taste lemon meringue pie like it again. My Gran was an amazing cook. She was brought up in her Dad's cafe and ran it for years herself. I wish I had got her to teach me how to cook. My DD will never reminisce fondly about her granny's cooking, my mum cooks everything to a cinder!

ClayDavis Sun 22-Dec-13 21:51:01

Original plans involved the boat arriving in Weymouth at 3pm tomorrow and then travelling to suffolk Christmas Eve am. We correctly predicted tomorrows boat was likely to be cancelled a couple of days ago so booked one of the few remaining places on the overnight ferry to Portsmouth tomorrow night. But it looks like that won't be leaving til Tues am and arriving at 4pm.

Am hoping everyone is going to travel tomorrow.

At this point it could still all go tits up again and it'll just be me for Christmas.

ClayDavis Sun 22-Dec-13 21:52:06

And granny's cooking is always best. My grandad's wasn't bad either.

MsNobodyAgain Sun 22-Dec-13 21:56:32

I am clueless about the weather. Is there a bad forecast then? Must be OK ooop North or else I would have heard.

<goes to check AccuWeather>

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sun 22-Dec-13 22:06:13

It's many years since I travelled anywhere on Christmas Eve, but I used to do M25/A3 to get to my parents in Hampshire from NW London it was pretty grim in the middle of the day, but quieter late on, an awful lot of workplaces pack up at lunchtime. Also, the grim bit was the getting away from London and as that is the bit that comes last in the journey you've described it might be ok. Ferry crossings could be a bit rough though, is it the sea cat?

ClayDavis Sun 22-Dec-13 22:29:13

It's what Condor are calling 'conventional ferry' I think. No idea what that actually is. The fast ferry is a complete no go. Fortunately I don't have to be on it. I'm coming from the South West. I just need to meet my sister and she's driving me the rest of the way.

The weather's supposed to be OK oop North I think, MrsN. Supposed to be really bad down south tomorrow. I think the train companies are saying anyone with a ticket for tomorrow can use it today and they're suspending the normal Sunday travel restrictions.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 22-Dec-13 22:31:35

Clay, I crossed in similar weather. They transferred us all from Newhaven to Calais and put us on an enormous ferry with stabilisers.

It was still vomit-city, but we got across.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 22-Dec-13 22:32:40

I meant from Newhaven to Dover-Calais.

ClayDavis Sun 22-Dec-13 22:46:58

Despite growing up on a small island I do not do boats well. I can be seasick on the calmest of seas. I'd take a plane over a boat every time.

One of the older Condor fast ferries was notoriously bad for seasickness. Something to do with the design I think.

Just looked it up. It's not the seacat, it's one of these

OodKingWenceslas Mon 23-Dec-13 07:05:58

My Nannas cooking was similar to mine. Cook it too long and hot and forget about it my mams is pretty good though. Dh does all the cooking here. grin

Final stretch re shopping & prep now. Just got to get dd1/2 up and then dd2 can come shopping to carry it and dd1 can wait for the post man.

MsNobodyAgain Mon 23-Dec-13 07:22:58

I have got to go out this afternoon. Boooo! And I have just heard the weather forecast. Not good.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Dec-13 07:36:49

Today I'm making mince pies, Christmas-tree-shaped ice cubes and doing a last-minute tidy. I need to pop to the shop but really would rather stay inside in my dressing gown.

I'm expecting a parcel too, although I expect it will arrive in the 5 minutes I am out at the shop.

I hope DH makes it home today - mainly so I don't have to take DD to M&S at 6am tomorrow morning for my food collection slot!

OodKingWenceslas Mon 23-Dec-13 09:04:14

Have just let dd3 wake the teens. Heard the screams two floors away. grin told them its practice for Wednesday when they have to be up at the same time as her!

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Dec-13 09:10:41

Right I have made an executive decision not to leave the house today! I can rearrange what we are eating today so I don't need to go out until tomorrow, when I need to go out anyway. So that means I am going to cook the enormous gammon now rather than tomorrow.

Anyway, have just read some stuff about Doctors next year! One of the dull ones is leaving! Sadly not the one top of my list, but it is progress! Looks like we are getting a new doctor too!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 23-Dec-13 09:17:06

Yes, I've just read that as well Anne - it has made me all excited about it coming back. I see there is going to be an influx of people from other soaps. No sign of Hestembe though sad.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Dec-13 09:24:14

I know, I am really excited about it coming back too!

Looks like Mrs T will have some good storylines though. Glad to see Heston is finally buying Juuuulia's house.

curlyclaz13 Mon 23-Dec-13 09:51:37

I need doctors in my life ! I miss wtf to make my life normal grin sorry been absent of late but can't get my act together with small and Christmas tbh I wish it was all over and back to normal already. I am such a grinch !

My kids will be the same with granny's cooking AnneEhytMeyer, my mum either burns it or doesn't cook it at all!

My dad is coming up from Hertfordshire tomorrow and my brother from Norwich so hoping it's not too bad. We're going to my mums Christmas Day but it's only a mile away!

I need to shop today but will only go to local tesco for a few bits and we will bake some Christmas biscuits today or tomorrow but otherwise we'll be pretty lazy watching Christmas tv smile

Saw the digital spy link from fb page, sounds interesting. Really hoping for an eventually happy ending for the gobby's and sad that Daniels off to Greece.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Dec-13 10:39:13

Oh what are the Christmas biscuits, cinnamon?

I have a long list of "things to do". I don't want to do any of them, I just want to doze on the sofa.

ClayDavis Mon 23-Dec-13 10:40:31

The digital spy link does look interesting. I wont hold my breath about an interesting story for Jimmi though. Or an interesting exit for the dull person.

Sounds like the Karen story might run for a bit though.

I have a Christmas cookie book, let my boys choose a recipe each year for us to cook smile

Raahh Mon 23-Dec-13 11:34:41

I have to go out, as i forgot to pick up my prescription on Friday- and the chemist may have to order it, so if i don't take it today, it may be a disastergrin

The spoilers look interesting. I suppose it is right that the Gobby storyline is not wrapped up too quickly, but it's getting a bit dull.

Glad Chris is going. Can he take his mother with him??

Please tell me Val isn't a permanent fixturesad. That is the the only thing I want for Christmas. fgrin

Anyone else worried that FOD's big storyline- that also involves Kev- is the return of Freya (who) ?!!


It said that Valerie will be back as when needed and she has time so she's going to be like Barry smile

ClayDavis Mon 23-Dec-13 11:47:06

Sounds like fun cinnmon.

I'd love to not leave the house again today but I have to go to work. The weather here is dire and getting worse by the second. I've given up on getting dry again. Now would be a good time for my boss to phone and say they're sending everyone home because of the weather.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Dec-13 11:47:57

Raahh your Christmas wish is (sadly) granted, the article said that Val may come back after her current stint, so she is obviously going soon. fsad

I think the FOD / Kevin storyline is that they get together. I think Kev has a knack for turning gay women straight!

Christmas cookie book sounds good, cinnamon. I saw a recipe on the Aldi website the other day for mincemeat cookies which I was quite tempted to make.

Parcel arrived - handsome postie too, with a Santa hat on. I still had my pink tasteless fleecy dressing gown on, hair sticking up haphazardly. Not a good look. I opened the parcel as it was from my aunt for DD, and she always sends clothes. I have to open it because she smokes like a chimney, so I have to put the clothes straight in the wash when they arrive to stop the house stinking.

My mince pie making has been stalled by the fact that the oven is in use cooking the huge gammon until 4pm. I didn't really think this through. My Christmas tree ice cubes are a triumph, though! Second lot freezing now! They look brilliant!

Raahh Mon 23-Dec-13 11:58:46

I'm not getting very far. I was quite good yesterday, did a fair bit of tidying up. Can't get motivated today. We've just watched the second half of Nativity 2 we left yesterday.

I really need to go out, but the weather is awful.
And dh, who had root canal work last week, has a broken tooth on the other side that has flared up. His appointment is 3.30 Christmas eve. It's going to be a jolly Christmas chez Raahh!fgrin

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Dec-13 13:02:56

I keep doing things on my list but the list keeps getting longer.

I have just been outside to bring the bin in and post the neighbours' cards. It is not nice out there.

Raahh Mon 23-Dec-13 13:39:00

A massive tree has fallen over half the main road. I am not a fan of snow- but a crisp, cold wintry day is far preferable to this fsadI've still got bits of shopping to do, no money til tomorrow to do it. Mind you, I went to Sainsburys 9am last year on Christmas eve, was actually very quiet.

The kids have already destroyed all my tidying efforts. I don't know why I bother. fgrin

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Dec-13 16:21:33

Well my list is nearly done now. The gammon is out of the oven and the house smells lovely.

I just need to make the mince pies now. I have made the pastry and it is chilling in the fridge. Must get off my bum and actually make them now.

Raahh trees falling scares me. I hope we don't get power cuts. I much prefer a cold dry day to this. I've still got to go to M&S tomorrow morning to pick up my turkey and the passionfruit mousse puddings. My slot is at 6am, so hopefully I'll be home by 7am. Although saying that, last year the lorry was delayed and I had to hang around for an hour while they unloaded it and sorted out the orders.

MsNobodyAgain Mon 23-Dec-13 16:29:58

Raahh surely even the Doctors writers can't bring Freya (who?) back...she's dead! She could always do a Bobby Ewing I suppose.

I also reckon it is FOD and Kev getting jiggy with it ending with an up-duff dilemma.

What could Mrs T be up to though? Very interrrrrrresting.

I have just been out. Weather dire but shops not as bad as I thought. I got everything I needed including lots of Oust. The house seems to be taking on a sweaty boy smell. Ewwwwwww!

MsNobodyAgain Mon 23-Dec-13 16:33:00

X post Anne. Your house smells of gammon and mine smells of soap dodgers. I know where I would rather be fgrin

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Dec-13 18:16:20

Mine smells of gammon and mince pies now. I need to make sure I don't eat all the mince pies. I've already picked at the gammon to the point I now don't want any dinner. fblush

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 23-Dec-13 18:22:03

We had a tree fall within sight of the house this lunchtime (there's a green opposite our house and it blocked the road on the other side) - the police arrived and dealt with it very promptly. Went to a friend's house this morning for coffee and delivered neighbours cards tonight, but stayed in otherwise, it's foul out there.

I've got pastry chilling in the fridge for mince pies later too smile. Need to go and tackle the living room now, have let the DCs play on the Wii in there all afternoon and it looks a state.

Raahh Mon 23-Dec-13 20:10:35

I have just been to Sainsburys to get my trout, as i decided I needed to get a way from the kids to do it now. I felt very sorry for the poor lad on the fish counter- he was doing the meat too, and had a very awkward customer. I was very happy with my trout, and wished him a merry Christmas. He looked about 12 fgrin

FOD upduffed??? I prefer the ghost of Freya (who)? tbhfgrin

I went to tesco which wasn't too bad and managed to miss the rain to walk the dogs but got pretty wet running with them tonight but was nice smile

Will bake tomorrow while dh is at work smile

Raahh Mon 23-Dec-13 21:42:45

You are all much too good. I bought aldi mince pies- and they only had their cheapst, so got some Asda ones 'for best' fgrin.

In my defence, I am going to my mother's late Christmas day, and will get her mince pies. She makes the BEST mince pies- they have a Viennese whirl style topping, rather than a lid, and just melt in the mouth. She's made them for years. They are very naice. fgrin

I have just attempted to clean my oven with one of those'stick the racks in a bag thing'. My expectations are low. It is the first time I've cleaned it for years ever .

BIL is very honoured, hope he appreciates it. Didn't even clean it for his mothergrin

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 23-Dec-13 21:52:36

Raahh - I have given my oven it's annual pre Christmas clean with that stuff for the last few years it's very good. However this year I had half a bottle left over and no bag so I used the stuff on the oven and put the racks in the DW instead and they came out like new and much less mess than the bag.

I'm starting to get my threads confused - my other long running one is Flylady if I start talking about Doctors on there they will take the piss out of me

ClayDavis Mon 23-Dec-13 21:53:01

That's brave of you Raahh. I'm not sure I'd dare clean my oven. Might need to if I end up doing christmas here. Which is looking increasingly likely. I think it's a bit late notice to do Christmas properly though.

Raahh Mon 23-Dec-13 21:56:54

ooh- Who - it's good to know they work. It may need more than one go, but I'm happy with 'cleaner' as opposed to ' health hazard' fgrin

ClayDavis Mon 23-Dec-13 22:06:57

If it works I may attempt to use one. Sounds much less effort than having to scrub it myself.

I never manage Flylady I start with good intentions and then get lost somewhere around 'get dressed to your shoes and shine your sink'.

Hmm. It sounds like our recycling bins have just taken off.

Dh cleans our oven, he deems it a mans job so let him get on with it.

My friend was telling me yesterday her mum makes mince pies with marshmallow tops. She put them on before bakin so they melt all over the top. I usually but mincemeat but didn't this year and couldn't be bothered to go out again so I won't bother!

Raahh Mon 23-Dec-13 22:09:31

I sent ds out to retrieve one of our bins. He said it was full of water. But he only noticed after he heard the splash when he put rubbish in itfgrin

What is Flylady?

ClayDavis Mon 23-Dec-13 22:26:32


There are 20 recycling bins between our building and next door and by the sounds of it they're doing circuits of the drive. Having already gone through 3 complete changes of clothes today I have no intention of going and retrieving them. I'm also going to bury my head in the sand about the huge bang just now. The walls, roof and windows appear to be intact so that suits me fine for now.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 24-Dec-13 00:11:12

Flylady is a system for managing your household, not just the housework, but paperwork, menu planning and everything to do with running a home. It's a website founded by an American woman who posts every day the things you need to be doing and lots of inspirational guff. There is a long running thread in Good Housekeeping, you may have spotted it in Most Active, always has the word Fledgling in the title. I have been bumbling along on it for 4 years now, they are a truly amazing bunch on there.

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 24-Dec-13 07:08:48

Went to M&S this morning to pick up my turkey etc and as I was leaving I saw lots of fshock faces standing around the order collection point. Apparently no venison was delivered. I think some people are having to quickly re-plan their menus!

Popped to Sainsbury's afterwards and it was deserted. M&S had hardly any non-pre-order people too. Think everyone must have shopped yesterday.

My mincemeat that I made last year tastes even better this year. Obviously I had to taste 3 one of the pies for quality control purposes.

At least 3 one seems necessary fwink!

We had a horrible night here! I usually sleep through most things but was awake on and off all night. Ds's are still asleep but dh has gone to work so I got with him and made him coffee before he left fsmile

MsNobodyAgain Tue 24-Dec-13 07:43:22

Bad night here too cinnamon fsad

Too windy for DS2 and DD kept telling me she felt sick. I was sympathetic at first but after the fifth time of her coming to my bedroom declaring how sick she felt and that she couldn't sleep, I asked her what she expected me to do fblush.

I am sure she felt I'll from running round after a fizzy drink. It's not a bug. Please don't let her get ill.

I am not going out today. I may not even get dressed. fgrin. And being divorced means no in laws. Sweeeeeet!

MsNobodyAgain Tue 24-Dec-13 07:45:08

*ill not I'll. Sigh.

My in laws like to be left alone for Christmas! Got the ex wife coming today to pick dss up. She panicking because dh is at work and she doesn't want to get here before him, can't help but have a little giggle to myself about that one!

I felt really sick Sunday and was worried about a bug but it passed after a couple of hours and a walk round the forest, phew! Hope dd is ok, I get snappy at night if they wake me repeatedly for nothing too MsNobodyAgain! Usually let's me know if there's really something up too fwink

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 24-Dec-13 09:08:35

I did manage to get to sleep. but was woken by a cat walking over my back at some point, heard DH muttering at her.

Bit of damage in the garden, trampoline has blown over and three fence panels are broken (one ours, two belonging to neighbours). Nothing serious though.

Got quite a bit of tidying to do, then quite a bit of food prep (yorkshire pudding batter, veg prep, pigs in blankets, stuff for dessert). The meat and veg is all due to be delivered from the veggie box people, but not sure what time. Also need to walk DD round to deliver a present to her best friend.

Raahh Tue 24-Dec-13 09:39:39

Well get me- domestic goddess in the making. I am a total convert to 'clean it in the bag ' oven cleaner. It's a Christmas miracle. Why did I leave it in the cupboard for 2 years before using it? Why did i leave it til 2 days before Christmas to get a (nearly) clean oven ?got to be a few years worth close to a decades worth of muck in there.

The innards may need another go in athoer 10 years , but the racks are gleaming.

My mother will be so proud.fgrin

Pity the rest of the house looks like Steptoe's junk year, only insidefgrin

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 24-Dec-13 10:03:59


MsNobodyAgain Tue 24-Dec-13 11:23:53

I used to like Steptoe.

I am trying to decide what to wear tomorrow. It is slim pickings and I have no control over the room heat being at mums house. Dilemma! I think I will layer up and peel off accordingly.

I am hoping someone has bought the boys new clothes that I can just whack on them and get on with the day.

Raahh Tue 24-Dec-13 13:58:18

MsN- grin. I have worn the same skirt on Christmas day for the last 4 years. We go to mum's Christmas late Christmas afternoon, and my dad's on Boxing day. Unfortunately, my sister is usually at both, so i can't get away with wearing the skirt 2 days running and no-one noticing. But this year she will not be at mum's so - huzzah!!!

And dd2 is the best dressed of all of us, as she is only just getting old enough to realise she can have tat for Christmas/birthday, and has had clothes up to now. Plus she has dd1's old stuff- most of which already fits as she is so tall.

Dh needs to buy the winning lottery ticket tonight, or else. grin

curlyclaz13 Tue 24-Dec-13 14:28:58

I have no idea what to wear tomorrow, if I ask OH he will say 'a nice dress' which is his default answer, to which I will reply 'and how will I feed ds' which has been my answer for six months ! Don't know if any nice clothes fit me now

ClayDavis Tue 24-Dec-13 14:42:48

I'll add clean it in the bag oven stuff to the shopping list then. Travel plans are going badly. The trains aren't running and I thin they've given up even trying to put a replacenent bus service on. Just ran out of work 2hrs before I was supposed to saying something about there being a coach going vaguely near somewhere I might want to be and I'll see her next week.

Just made it. God knows where I'm actually going to wake up tomorrow morning. I doubt it will be at my grandparents.

MsNobodyAgain Tue 24-Dec-13 14:57:01

That sounds incredibly stressful Clay fsad. Good luck.

curly you have every right to dress for comfort and practicality. Might not make you feel top of the world, but needs must unfortunately.

Raahh Yay for the Christmas skirt! fgrin. Anyway you are missing some qual-e-tay TV. 'Clash of the Titans' is on Channel 5+1. There's a winged horse (Pegasus?), a man that looks like a chimp and a dinosaur thingy as well. They just don't make films like this anymore for good reason.

Ohhhh, I love crap TV fsmile

Raahh Tue 24-Dec-13 15:26:44

Clash of the titans?? Are there tortoises made up to look like Dinosaurs, you know i love a good tortoise/dino combo.

I love shit telly. Sadly, I will have to record everything tomorrow.

Then I will have to make several attempts to watch the Doctor Who Christmas special. I can't drink during the day tomorrow sad(i like to have a glass of wine or 6 whilst cooking), as I'm driving to my mum's with the dcs whilst Dh takes bil home. I will leave my car there overnight though (she's only a few miles away), and get in on Boxing day. I'm going to need a drink by then. I'll probably need one by 7amfgrin

I put clash of the titans on for dh and the boys love it!

We have to go through and see what we want to record as my mum bans tv on Christmas Day!!

MsNobodyAgain Tue 24-Dec-13 18:02:36

What, even bans the Queens Speech cinnamon? fshock

It has been a long afternoon with DS2. The biscuit, milk and carrots for Santa and the reindeer have been out since 2pm. Reindeer food was sprinkled on the lawn about 2 minutes later and he's just made me turn the fire off so Santa doesn't get burnt!

He wants to go to bed NOW. I wouldn't mind but he hardly bloomin' sleeps anyway so there is no way I am letting him go early. I'll be up at 2am if I do.

So nice to see him getting into the spirit though. DD and DS1 are taking it in their stride.

Yep, but I don't mind about that though I'm not a royalist.

Good luck keeping him up MsNobodyAgain!!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 24-Dec-13 18:30:10

My mum insists on the Queen's Speech but none of the rest of us are interested. Christmas Day telly is tricky as we never all want to watch the same thing (same as the other 364 days of the year).

MsNobodyAgain Tue 24-Dec-13 18:41:30

The chances of me even seeing a TV tomorrow with 12 people in a small living room are zilch. I will probably end up sat on my brothers knee as there aren't enough seats to go round fgrin

MsNobodyAgain Wed 25-Dec-13 22:34:19

OK, I am going to be the ultimate saddo and post on Christmas Day fgrin.

Clay and anyone else, I hope you got to where you needed to be today.

I hope you all had a pleasant and drama free Christmas. Yes, I know it is not over yet but I am the type that takes the Christmas tree down on 27th December. I like my home restored to normality asap.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 25-Dec-13 22:39:50

<waves> I'm here too. Just been watching Downton and very confused confused. Yes, hoping everyone had a safe, dry, day with their loved ones.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 25-Dec-13 22:59:42

I'm here too!

First moment to myself in what feels like days. Everyone is in bed now and although I am completely exhausted I just had to have some quiet time!

Hope everyone had a safe and lovely Christmas and had no travel or power disasters. The news made it look awful for some areas of the country.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 25-Dec-13 23:03:27

I'm feeling fortunate tonight, various friends very near here have had no power for the last 48 hours and some of the floods aren't far away either, I would not have been able to get to work yesterday if I had been due in. Well, would have had to do a 10 mile detour. DCs went to bed about half an hour ago and I'm about to follow them, although I might watch Corrie in bed.

Raahh Wed 25-Dec-13 23:04:30

yay! I nearly posted earlier but got a drink instead . I had a good day, everything went well. I am grateful for better anti-depressants- a couple of months ago, I would not have got through the day.

So happy christmas, my Doctors chums.

I am very merry, and catching up on 'Call the Midwife' . Whilst chanting 'not broody' and remembering I was sterilised for good reason.


Tomorrow, it's Christmas part 2, at my dad's. Then onwards to ds 's birthday. and mine


Nerfmother Wed 25-Dec-13 23:18:15

Okay can I ask if my summing up is right?
The crack in the wall - recurring theme?
David tennant asked to give name in a previous episode?
Problem with having more than 12 doctors bubbling over for ages?

Gallifre prev destroyed but then not destroyed as per 50th episode recently so actually doctor no longer homeless?
Conveniently, Clara gets prev time lords by shouting thro crack in the wall to make it okay to have more than 12 doctors hence cap aldi?

Raahh Wed 25-Dec-13 23:25:50


I'm sorry. This the 'Doctors' daytime soap thread- not the Doctor Who thread. And I haven't seen the special yet. But Ood may be along to answer your questions.

(see, posting 'off-season' is confising people) grin

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 25-Dec-13 23:26:03

I think you have the wrong Doctors thread, Nerf.

Please do join us though, as we discuss a fictional GP practice in the West Midlands with a disturbing lack of patients.

I'm sure you would love it, although it is a bit more far-fetched than Dr Who.

Raahh Wed 25-Dec-13 23:29:05

grin Anne recruiting on Christmas day- MsNo will be proud fgrin

Nerfmother Wed 25-Dec-13 23:32:56

Hahahahahahahaha grin
Okay, tempt me? Up for increasing my rubbish tv addictions at any time.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 25-Dec-13 23:44:02

Oh Nerf you would love Doctors!

It is truly great*. 1.45pm, BBC 1 (not on over Christmas or during Wimbledon). Set in fictional Letherbridge, on the outskirts of Birmingham, a small town where everyone seems to know everyone else (and their medical history) but big enough to have a university, it follows the comings and goings of a group of GPs and nurses. It has a low budget, so not many patients, but that doesn't hinder them - they just give the staff medical conditions instead.

Go on, take a peak on the 6th Jan! We will soon bring you up to speed. You don't need to watch at 1.45pm either, we all watch at different times.

We also talk about everything else amongst ourselves to make up for lack of plots at times.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 25-Dec-13 23:44:37

Was meant to say * = not everything in the description may be entirely accurate.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 25-Dec-13 23:45:34

fgrin I'm doing my best, Raahh!

MsNobodyAgain Thu 26-Dec-13 02:34:49



ClayDavis Thu 26-Dec-13 08:10:48

Thanks MrsN. I made it in the end. Got here at lunchtime yestetday. Spent the night in ahotel onxmas eve.

Hope you all had a good day.

Nerfmother Thu 26-Dec-13 08:36:11

Ok I will set the recorder thingie for Virgin on my phone grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 26-Dec-13 09:40:24

Yay, welcome Nerfmother. It's peculiarly addictive, I got sucked in after having 6 weeks off work following an operation last year. Even if you only watch a couple of times a week you can follow the storylines perfectly well (with a bit of help from the thread).

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 26-Dec-13 15:25:04

My work here is done! fgrin <- that is me looking proud! Welcome Nerf!

curlyclaz13 Thu 26-Dec-13 15:57:33

Good work Anne !
Glad you all had a good day yesterday, ours was fine but a bit rushed trying to fit visits round cooking lunch and allowing ds time to nap ! I feel rubbish today and am in pj's on the sofa. OH has taken ds to the pub hmm. So I can relax a bit ! Next year we are staying at home and not doing visits so we can enjoy it with ds when he might enjoy it more. In random gifts OH's parents who I don't get on with have offered to pay for driving lessons for me shock so now I suppose I have to get on with it !

MsNobodyAgain Thu 26-Dec-13 16:19:54

Oh, driving lessons is a great gift! Good luck curly.

We are just slobbing at home today. I have ordered Domino's for tea as I have no leftovers with Christmas Dinner having been at Mums house.

I'll have to venture out tomorrow. I need a mooch round the sales. I've looked online but it's just not the same. I need to feel and see the stuff I don't need before buying fgrin

I was banned from using my phone yesterday so didn't post! Had a lovely chilled out day, didn't get home until 11 so have two grumpy children today! Been to see frozen thanks to Clubcard at the cinema today which was fantastic! Dh was highly unimpressed that it was musical and to spend ds1's Christmas money on skylanders. Looked in next sale and managed to get dss a new pair of chinos as he ripped his Christmas Eve. We watched various Christmas music charts in the end Christmas Day and home alone 2!

MsNobodyAgain Thu 26-Dec-13 17:27:55

Hi cinnamon. Do you mean 'Frozen' is a musical, as in tons of singing? Only asking because my mum usually takes DS2 to an Autism Friendly viewing at the cinema once a month. Frozen is the film showing in January.

DS2 will just about tolerate a normal children's film but I know he will kick off from the word go if it is a musical.

ClayDavis Thu 26-Dec-13 17:30:41

Will be hitting the sales tomorrow I think. Thats if I don't have to go to work tomorrow to finish off the half of Tues I didn't manage to do.

Am on the way home now. We're supposed to be changing driver but seem to have lost the new one. I really am the Jonah of Christmas travel.

ClayDavis Thu 26-Dec-13 17:32:36

There is quite a bit of singing in frozen Mrs N. At leadt as far as I can remember.

MsNobodyAgain Thu 26-Dec-13 18:47:33

That will be a no to the cinema then. Sigh.

Hope the driver turned up. I don't envy you. Bloomin' cold today. Brrrrrr!

Yes frozen is a musical, starts with a song and carries on with quite a bit. I didn't know until we went!

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 26-Dec-13 19:09:50

Frozen had quite a few songs, but no more than Tangled, for example.

ClayDavis Thu 26-Dec-13 19:12:28

Found the driver in the end. Just waiting for taxi to turn up now. Then I'll be home. Think I've spent about 36 hrs travelling and 20hrs actually being there. My granddad was really pleased to see me so at least it has been worth it.

Anne i've just realise you forgot to mention all the home visits in your Doctors summary. You can't have Doctors without at least 1 home visit. Often more.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 26-Dec-13 19:17:07

I thought it best not to mention the home visits, I mean I know Newt is a sci-fi fan, but the home visit thing is just stretching credulity too far! I didn't want to put her off!

I am so glad you got to see your granddad, Clay, it makes it all worthwhile.

I'd say tangled is pretty musical too smile

MsNobodyAgain Thu 26-Dec-13 19:59:48

Decision made then. DS2 had to be removed from the cinema after 10 minutes of Tangled. fgrin

OodKingWenceslas Fri 27-Dec-13 14:20:36

I think I hid you as I lost you shock
Sorry blush

Very good Xmas here. Dd3 really getting it (Raah think your dd is the same age? ) , ds loved it (food and rubbish, his idea of heaven), dd1/2 weren't even too cool for Xmas
I'm also pretty sure it was one of you lot that nominated me in the MN appeal which also made a big difference this year so thank you!

anne well done on your recruiting skills and I just read your description to dh who was phsl grin

nerf pretty right on Doctor Who and welcome to the Doctors thread. Think you might be the first person to join without seeing the show.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 27-Dec-13 14:39:06

The Rt for week after next has just dropped on the mat, in the first week we can look forward to Jimmi going to OCD-help classes, a wedding being disrupted by cold sores and Val getting excited. Can't wait!

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 27-Dec-13 15:37:28

Didn't they already do Jimmi going to OCD classes a couple of years ago? Where they got him eating off a toilet seat? Juuuulia took him, I think.

Ood - I will forgive you for hiding us as you have come back to the fold in time for the new year.

Haven't seen the Christmas Dr Who yet, I am looking forward to seeing the back of Matt Smith and his gurning in place of acting.

MsNobodyAgain Fri 27-Dec-13 17:54:40

Jimmi eating off a toilet seat!

<puts sandwich down>

ClayDavis Fri 27-Dec-13 18:05:10

Starting the new year as they mean to go on then. grin

'Oh we need to find a story for Jimmi. What can we do? I remember. He has OCD. We haven't done that for at least 4 months.'

What's happening with Howard's bulimia? Or are we forgetting about that for a while? What about the newts and the superpractice? There seem to be an alarming number of loose ends that haven't been tied up.

Since it's Doctor's I'm not holding out much hope.

Raahh Fri 27-Dec-13 20:50:54

Aww, Anne , I like Matt Smith. I think the last series was very boring though, and i was sick of lizard woman and her skivvy sidekick.

I quite liked the Christmas special. But dh and i seem to be in the minorityfgrin - yet we watched it sober on Boxing day morningfgrin

I have been to the lego centre at the Trafford centre. Dh was working, and decide we would go when he got back. It was busy, but not too bad. I did have to exchange something at the Pandora shop- the queue was about 50 yards outside the door.

Jimmi is a rubbish OCD sufferer. He seems to pick and choose when he is afflicted fgrin

The things I read linked from the fb page said that Howard is managing his eating but food will always be difficult for him and the mega practise thing can't go ahead because of the current financial climate which surely can't have changed that much in the last month?

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 27-Dec-13 21:18:33

Well the weather climate in Letherbridge is always out of sync with the rest of the world, maybe the financial one is just as bad.

Raahh Fri 27-Dec-13 21:33:39



They died from being dragged out of their usual environment into a strange one/they were eaten/they've made a lovely new home out of sight of any humans/they wandered back to where they came from wink

ClayDavis Fri 27-Dec-13 22:20:39

I think I did read the digital spy bit about Howard always having an issue with food. But he seems to have had the easiest cured episode of an eating disorder in history. Between him and Jimmi I'd be tempted to get on my high horse about lazy writing about mental health issues...if it wasn't Doctors. grin Fortunately my expectations are not high.

I NEED closure on the newts though. I reckon they've cross bred with some of the local wildlife and hundreds of mutant creatures are waiting to take over Letherbridge.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 27-Dec-13 22:24:19

Yes, I don't get so cross with lazy research on the ailments that the patients have because they are only for one episode, but if they are going to happen to long term characters they ought to be better done. At least they've stuck with the story for Karen, even if it hasn't been comfy viewing.