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Ancient Egypt; where the regal BESH barge floats gently in De Nile.

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owlboots Wed 10-Nov-10 17:03:09

Glittering seductively in the evening sun, crewed by swarthy slaves, waited on hand and foot by bare-chested manservants bearing a rudimentary form of gin.

We have golden temples decorated with hieroglyphs for sacrificial offerings (and woo from the soothsayers) if required, and The Pit is full of asses? milk.

So, put on your eye make-up that goes out as far as your ears and jewellery so weighty it leaves dents in your head and step out to survey the peasants on the banks.

Come join the 30s TTC if your womble is as ancient and crumbly as Tutankhamen! Egypt; the thread where everyone eventually gets to be a mummy whether they like it or not.

milanomum Wed 10-Nov-10 17:23:31

like it.

milanomum Wed 10-Nov-10 17:26:56

<drapes herself on the cushion-topped tiger skin and waits to be fanned by slaves>

starnosemole Wed 10-Nov-10 17:28:08

This is meI think she was my first lesbian crush actually. I will be picking someone more appealing than Sid James to get wrapped up in a rug for though. <generously allows someone else to have Liz Taylor, as not even in my fantasies...>

InTheSunshine Wed 10-Nov-10 17:34:32

<can't type busy putting eye liner on and beads in hair al la Liz......>

starnosemole Wed 10-Nov-10 17:37:56

[[ rome.jpg&imgrefurl= michael-j-bassett-to-direct-solomon-kane-movie/&us g=__7M99SHX9se7wAfJr0NsIaCWrwbo=&h=300&w=450&sz=48 &hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=4_t3HbeBUo1w6M:&tbnh=1 38&tbnw=193&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djames%2Bpurefoy%2Br ome%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1003%26bih%3D459%26 tbs%3Disch:10%2C115&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=246&vpy=158 &dur=98&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=209&ty=118&ei=BtjaTL_ -JI-8sQPSqICwBw&oei=kNfaTIzYFtCj4Qb68tCRCQ&esq=17& page=1&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0&biw=1003&bih=459 This]] will be my Mark Antony, and if anyone needs us we will be in the vault of my pyramid, looking for the ancient treasure.

starnosemole Wed 10-Nov-10 17:39:30

bollocks. link fail. A living goddess hates being interrupted whenlooking for her treasure.

starnosemole Wed 10-Nov-10 17:40:20


Ginfox Wed 10-Nov-10 17:45:39

I'm here! Sorry - t'internet broke again. No news yet - still havent done the stick thing. Nasty crampy pains have just arrived tho, so maybe droid is doing some warm-up exercises before kicking me in the belly for two days.

How is everyone? Loving the barge btw. Worried that if I fall overboard the excessive bling will instantly drag me to the bottom. Oh well.

PrincessBoo Wed 10-Nov-10 17:55:09

Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Thank God, we thought we'd frightened you off. You have nerves of steel, you DHB you.

PrincessBoo Wed 10-Nov-10 17:59:06

This is me <also generously leaving Liz to another Besh>

<waves to the big blue. Lets go of tunic to reveal shapely shoulder. Wriggles seductively>

InTheSunshine Wed 10-Nov-10 18:05:10

Gin!!!!! how late is droid now? You are a woman with the patience of a saint

starnosemole Wed 10-Nov-10 18:14:54

oooh princesshiss you could do some damage with that rope/hair/sex toy on your head there <waits patiently for demonstration>
<claps hands> Slaves! Am in need of a good oiling.

Ariesgirl Wed 10-Nov-10 18:30:27

CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! What's that? Is it the ship's bell? No it's the mournful tolling in my poor old, not-yet-used Joe Mangel. My eggs are of the pitiful dried wartime variety, such as you would find on a ship. I think the next ship to sail will have to be the Marie fucking Celeste, populated by the ghosts of the ancient BESHes as they drift around wildly looking for their baybees, clutching Scorps's little squid and sharing Clothilda the used sanitary towel.

<drifts into the night wailing at the moon "Where's my baaaaaaaaaybeeeeeeeee?">

saltyair Wed 10-Nov-10 18:39:09


That is all.

I bid you Adieu.

owlboots Wed 10-Nov-10 18:45:11

this is me, and yes, that is exactly the hairstyle my mum cut for me as a child.

Gin indeed, the sheer weight of the bling = instant drowning should one fall overboard.

I forgot to put in the bit about the asp acupuncture. Buggeration.

owlboots Wed 10-Nov-10 18:45:55

Oi salts you're not leaving us are you?


rocketleaf Wed 10-Nov-10 19:17:47

salty I am REALLY hoping that is because you are now a PESH? <more fretting>

genius thread boots, all we now need is for Mumra to reappear. Also this is me

I am a little disappointed that i didnt get a chance to tell you that TB finally cooked Cowboy hotpot and it was delish!!! ALso WONDERFUL to come in from work and have tea on the table. Esp as got the news confirmed today that my contract will not be renewed i the New Year so am looking at an unemployed January. Who in their right mind is going to employ a 4 moth differ?

RunLyraRun Wed 10-Nov-10 19:30:09

RocketDog that is utterly shit news, I'm really sorry . As to who would employ you, in normal times I would say the public sector, as they can be quite good with diffment (although I don't know what you do, so possibly not even relevant). Unfortunately these are not normal times . Is there a plan B? Is freelance work an option?

When Salty said


I think what she meant was


I love De Nile theme, and the petrified wombles etc, so no offence to you Owly, but I don't think this place is fulfilling my barren, evil, selfish needs anymore. See ya.

PrincessBoo Wed 10-Nov-10 19:30:10

Oh Bum Rockets that is crapola. You will be in the energetic phase of diffment by then though so you can get these fledgling business ideas off the ground and become a Mumpreneur? Please feel free to kick me in te foof if you are not in the mood for me looking for a silver lining though

PrincessBoo Wed 10-Nov-10 19:35:58

Lyra and Salts

I am now feeling most upset, as I am imagining that it is newbies like me who have influenced that decision.

I am quite happy to remove my good self and leave the fred for those who were here before me.

Ginfox Wed 10-Nov-10 19:37:58

Rocket that's really crap news about yr job. Fingers crossed sumfink turns up.

Sunny, droid is now 6 days late. Boobs still sore, otherwise nothing to report. Will probably arrive tomorrow, just in time for my night shift, because who doesn't love a sleepless night with extra crampiness.

So spending this evening relaxing on the barge, being fanned by the aforementioned man-servants, sounds like a good plan. Did they have cocktails in Ancient Egypt?

thebigblue Wed 10-Nov-10 19:43:24

Rocket - sorry about your job. They have really crap timing.

PrincessBoo - am even more of a newbie than you and hoping am not a jinx. Quite like the idea of lying on a barge in the warm sun, drinking something (not camels milk though, sorry Cleo).

Headbanger Wed 10-Nov-10 19:45:23

I too shall depart, not without a great deal of sadness. This is not by any means a reflection on people who have lately joined, all of whom I wish the very best. But the BESH threads were a very special and valued place for people who had struggled to conceive for a long time, and for very many reasons - including the wonderful reason that many BESHes won their baybees - it just isn't the place I've run crying/menkulling/laughing hysterically to for almost a year.

You can't halt progress. Good night and good luck to you all.

owlboots Wed 10-Nov-10 19:49:28

Eh? Have I offended? Wish I hadn't bothered starting a new thread now; seeing as it appears to be mine where it's all imploded cos that makes me feel really good, oh yeah.

I can live without that sort of faff; I shall go elsewhere.

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