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Deck your halls & dress your trees, the BESH are gifting BFPs

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WinklyVersusTheZombies Sun 16-Dec-12 16:21:09

Doff your top hats, lean on your canes, 'tis a Victorian Christmas for the BESH. Baste those turkeys in Victoria & Albert style, and maintain a stiff upper lip when you fill in the BESHtionnaire to see if you are cynical stoic enough to win a Baybee.

FriendofDorothy Mon 17-Dec-12 22:16:16

Things are going fine thanks. Well apart from having a fanjo that looks like someone has been doing embroidery samplers on it. Edward is well worth it tho so I am not complaining.

I hope you don't mind me popping in every now and then to keep up with the gossip.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Mon 17-Dec-12 22:31:42

How is the fanjo Dor? Is it very ouchy? <concerned>

SinkyMalinks Mon 17-Dec-12 22:33:50

For fear my good gentlemen, for i am of the physicianly persuasion. And, as the witching hours draws ever thus, I wrestle with the pox and demonic fevers that afflict my kin so ill.

I'm too fecking old for nights. Grumble

JethroTull Mon 17-Dec-12 22:38:15

Dearest Sinks your response has filled me with much mirth.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Mon 17-Dec-12 22:39:03

I am minded likewise <flounders slightly>

SinkyMalinks Mon 17-Dec-12 22:39:50

Hope the fanjo isn't too hurty dor

FriendofDorothy Mon 17-Dec-12 22:41:04

It is pretty ouchy. They took longer to stitch me up than it did to deliver the boy. Made worse by being too scared to poo. No-one tells you about these nice bits if childbirth!

lovesLemonDrizzleCake Tue 18-Dec-12 06:27:11

Good morrow gentleman.

Mrwink is providing mirth on the early morrow. On the contrariness, mrdot doth cause the raise of my most esteemed right eyebrow surely fanjo ain't Victorian

SinkyMalinks Tue 18-Dec-12 07:13:30

Good morrow. My heart gladdens to see the weak sun. My smelling salts have long since depleted.

<raises pipe to welcome the day>

Northey Tue 18-Dec-12 07:33:18

<drops monocle in shock at the sight of a ^raised pipe^>

Northey Tue 18-Dec-12 07:37:14

Raised pipes aside, fair breaks the dawn this morning. I have feasted well on a delicious leftover samosa made for me by my good manservant whom I brought home on furlough from the foothills of the Himalayas and now proceed at a goodly pace to my place of employment.

I think I'm mixing up my eras here, but phooey to that.

FrankelcenseAndMyhrr Tue 18-Dec-12 07:59:18

<coughs and points to name change>

A blessing on your houses this fine cloudy morning my good fellows. I wish you all a joyous day at your travails. grin

evilgiraffe Tue 18-Dec-12 08:03:53

Raised pipe! Hahahaha! grin


Good morrow, one and all. My esteemed husband and I travelled last evening to observe a set of moving pictures, which we found most agreeable. I urge you to attend a showing regarding the exploits of Bilbo Baggins, and Thorin and Company, as it is really most diverting. The good gentlemen Mr Freeman, Mr Armitage, and Mr Turner I found particularly excellent in the portrayal of their assigned characters.

Also, CD4 today and finally temp has shot through the floor. Back on the sechs wagon over Chistmas...

FrankelcenseAndMyhrr Tue 18-Dec-12 08:15:05

MrEvil my good husband and I intend to attend the house of moving pictures these 4 days hence to observe the very same. Did your eyes happen upon an advertisement for a moving picture about trekking across the stars, in the dark? wink Did thee happen to see the goodly sex god Mr Cumberbatch? <rubs thighs>

evilgiraffe Tue 18-Dec-12 08:30:43

I'm afraid, my dear Frank, that we did not see an advertisement such as that you describe. However, I am given to understand that a new advertisement for said picture was released for public viewing yesterday. I shall endeavour to find a source today!

We did not, alas, see the delightful Mr Cumberbatch. However, we did see glimpses of his character the dragon, which seemed to us a marvellous use of computed imagery. I trust that Mr Cumberbatch will be present in the further instalments of the story.

evilgiraffe Tue 18-Dec-12 08:46:53

Star Trek trailer here - click on "teaser". It looks SO GOOD. I'm beyond excited about it, and the Kirk/Bones running is fabulous, though in my head they hold hands as they fall... Benedict is brilliant, he has such a wonderful voice and impeccable timing. "You are not" is my favourite line from the trailer, I think grin

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Tue 18-Dec-12 08:49:09

Droid is on the way. And I have to clean the oven <glum>

Oh sorry. Er.

Alas, I find my monthly inconvenient time is approaching and therefore I am momentarily disinclined to merriment and mirth. However, I shall endeavour to raise my spirits and look forward to attending that same set of moving pictures starring Mr Freeman &tc over the festive time. Presently however I have numerous tasks to undertake, all of which ought to have been successfully achieved by today yet are not such as making fresh the very awful range Downstairs (perhaps I shall find a common tradesman to fulfil the task on my behalf if I find it too onerous). Moreover I even yet need to complete the writing of Christmas Greetings to friends and relations and entrusting them to the good care of our Royal Postal Service (God bless Her Majesty). I know I ought to set about said tasks without beating my breast and wailing and I find I cannot. I am more inclined to lie in my bed with a fit of the vapours about the forthcoming period of Enforced Joy.

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Tue 18-Dec-12 08:49:50

(I am quite proud of that, btw grin )

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Tue 18-Dec-12 08:51:31

PS I think these very diverting posts are perhaps more of Miss Austen's time, which incidentally makes a splendid idea for a Thread.

evilgiraffe Tue 18-Dec-12 09:35:32

My dear rie, do you not have a scullery maid on whom to set the task of scrubbing the range? If not, I do sympathise, and suggest you employ the services of Mr Muscle, &c. It may also interest you to know I was most surprised to discover on borrowing a steam cleansing device from a friend some time ago that it was most effective at cleaning our - albeit small - range. I believe the device proved quite a bargain to my friend, having purchased it for something in the region of ten pounds.

The writing of Christmas Greetings does prove to be a burden, I find. Thus far this year, I have sent only two, and those within packets containing gifts for my cousins' children. Thankfully, we shall be visiting my closest relatives this week, and so I shall be able to hand over the greetings in person.

I figured Victorian Gentlemen rather meant "olde worlde in general" - I'm not good enough at history to be able to adjust my style quite that precisely!

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Tue 18-Dec-12 09:44:52

But your skill in this realm is very impressive, my dear MrGiraffe.

(I read Queen Victoria's letters to her daughter Vicky , wife of Frederick of Prussia. They are full of underlinings for random emphasis )

SinkyMalinks Tue 18-Dec-12 09:55:35

I, in truth, could claim to be neither a scholer of the arts, nor of history. Yet I find it soothing to use ten delicious words when previously but one would suffice.

I also find Mr Ries use of a careful _ _ most joyous. I beseech you to think of me raising an eyebrow and taking a draw on my pipe just so with my liberal use of italics.

2 days to clinic. Papping it

OComeAllYeFaithBaby Tue 18-Dec-12 09:56:58

Greetings fair gentlemen!

MrNorf I happened across your portraits from your Christmas shindig. You looked quite admirable!

Commiserations for impending monthly woes. Never a fun or pleasant task.

MrFrank I am in admiration of your name good sir.

I am suffering from fatigue but have little to do except clean instruct my scullery maid then go wassailing to the sick at the hospital this evening! grin

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Tue 18-Dec-12 10:03:10

I too will be a-wassailing tomorrow. Heartily, I need to find some Christmas cheers. Sigh.

I have been perusing the information regarding a Certain Product called Oven Pride. Has anyone ever used to the said product? Were the results are promised on the accompanying advertisement? Or, do any of you good gentlemen employ a scullery maid who has made use of the product?

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Tue 18-Dec-12 10:05:01

(This would all be much funnier if I actually proofread my posts. Twat)

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