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Pollyana Feb 20th 2013 8:34 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Fish n Chips 56 (Post 10557418)
Pollyana...

Whats this Downton Abbey you speak of???... lol...

:lol: :thumbup:

New innovation in the UK forum this week, not sure if anyone will post there, but we'll see......
Most of the chatty forums on BE like the Barbie and the Sheep Dip have virtual Pubs - order whatever you like and just pass time with whoever pops past, good place to chat, just like your typical British pub :thumbup:

So if anyone fancies a pint, pop into The Bull :)

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=788074

Pollyana Feb 20th 2013 8:41 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 
OK, here we go, lets see how it goes :)

All complaints on a postcard to The Whinging Pom, Brisbane :lol::sneaky:

Titles on individual posts may take some time to catch up :)

Karrie72 Feb 20th 2013 9:05 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 10557684)
OK, here we go, lets see how it goes :)

All complaints on a postcard to The Whinging Pom, Brisbane :lol::sneaky:

Titles on individual posts may take some time to catch up :)

I like the new title, its more inclusive sounding and will attract new posters or lurkers as well as keep the lovely community spirit that exists here.

I love the idea of having a pub too, think I'll pop in for a shandy!

trottytrue Feb 20th 2013 9:06 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 
Pollyana......OMG dont say it:tape:.... you dont like Downton Abbey...Snakes and Bastards :eek::eek:whats the world coming to, I almost fell off my chair when I read your comment. :D:D

I like the idea of the Pub forum that sounds like fun.....Mmaybe a beer of for me a nice snowball.:drinkwine:

Yes I think looking to the future is a good way to go. Everyone contributed wonderful links to very useful sites for going back home it was at a time when we had alot of brave people deciding to return home. I think they were and are very brave. When you see the mountain of work you have to go through to get back home its can make even the bravest think twiced.

trottytrue Feb 20th 2013 9:07 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 
See thats with no drink in me, just the thought of it......

windsong Feb 20th 2013 9:09 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 10557778)
Pollyana......OMG dont say it:tape:.... you dont like Downton Abbey...Snakes and Bastards :eek::eek:whats the world coming to, I almost fell off my chair when I read your comment. :D:D

I like the idea of the Pub forum that sounds like fun.....Mmaybe a beer of for me a nice snowball.:drinkwine:

Yes I think looking to the future is a good way to go. Everyone contributed wonderful links to very useful sites for going back home it was at a time when we had alot of brave people deciding to return home. I think they were and are very brave. When you see the mountain of work you have to go through to get back home its can make even the bravest think twiced.

I agree, Trotty!! The pub is a great idea! :drinkwine:

Karrie72 Feb 20th 2013 9:10 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 10557778)
Pollyana......OMG dont say it:tape:.... you dont like Downton Abbey...Snakes and Bastards :eek::eek:whats the world coming to, I almost fell off my chair when I read your comment. :D:D

I like the idea of the Pub forum that sounds like fun.....Mmaybe a beer of for me a nice snowball.:drinkwine:

Yes I think looking to the future is a good way to go. Everyone contributed wonderful links to very useful sites for going back home it was at a time when we had alot of brave people deciding to return home. I think they were and are very brave. When you see the mountain of work you have to go through to get back home its can make even the bravest think twiced.

I have to say,I agree with Polyanna. I honestly tried really hard to get into Downtown, but there's something I don't like about it, can't quite put my finger on it though.

Sally Redux Feb 20th 2013 9:14 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Montfan72 (Post 10557795)
I have to say,I agree with Polyanna. I honestly tried really hard to get into Downtown, but there's something I don't like about it, can't quite put my finger on it though.

It doesn't grab me at all. I think because the characters and situations are too obvious. We're in a minority of 3 though :lol:

windsong Feb 20th 2013 9:15 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Sally Redux (Post 10557807)
It doesn't grab me at all. I think because the characters and situations are too obvious. We're in a minority of 3 though :lol:

I have only watched a little of one episode. I didn't watch enough to be phased either way. I will have to look to see if YouTube has some full episodes.

PS: They are on YouTube via PBS - but you have to pay $14.99 for the season to watch them. This pay-per-view is going to rule the world, I think ;)

between two worlds Feb 20th 2013 9:15 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 10557684)
OK, here we go, lets see how it goes :)

All complaints on a postcard to The Whinging Pom, Brisbane :lol::sneaky:

Titles on individual posts may take some time to catch up :)



Great Pollyanna, thanks so much for listening to our comments, sorting out all
the different input, and effecting the title change!
,
Also, the idea of the pub is very appealing.....thanks for telling us about it.
(Yet another way to never get around to doing anything away from the computer!!!)

Karrie72 Feb 20th 2013 9:16 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Sally Redux (Post 10557807)
It doesn't grab me at all. I think because the characters and situations are too obvious. We're in a minority of 3 though :lol:

I think you could be right, some of the characters are a teensy bit stereotypical and contrived maybe? Please don't hate on me Downton lovers!

trottytrue Feb 20th 2013 9:18 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 
I just popped into the pub for a drink and am now back here to say thank you to Pollyana for fixing everything for us and allowing us to have a drink now and again......

trottytrue Feb 20th 2013 9:20 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 
Yes I have to agree that Downton Abbey is full of quite a few stuffed shirts and if I had been around back then I would probably have been the undermaid.....Thats not to say I dont really enjoy it. Dont know how much longer it can carry on if they keep killing people off.......

Pollyana Feb 20th 2013 9:26 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Montfan72 (Post 10557774)
I like the new title, its more inclusive sounding and will attract new posters or lurkers as well as keep the lovely community spirit that exists here.

I love the idea of having a pub too, think I'll pop in for a shandy!

:thumbup: I just suddenly realised the UK forum is loads busier than it used to be - but no pub! Leave the money in the jar and serve youselves, and just chat to anyone who wanders in :)

Pollyana Feb 20th 2013 9:27 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 10557778)
Pollyana......OMG dont say it:tape:.... you dont like Downton Abbey...Snakes and Bastards :eek:whats the world coming to, I almost fell off my chair when I read your comment. :D

I am surprised at Downton, I like most dramas of that style but that one didn't quite gel with me, not sure why. Seemed a little false maybe? I usually love those programmes - Brideshead is an all time favourite of mine, for instance, and I still like upstairs Downstairs.

Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 10557778)
I like the idea of the Pub forum that sounds like fun.....Mmaybe a beer of for me a nice snowball.:drinkwine:

Yes I think looking to the future is a good way to go. Everyone contributed wonderful links to very useful sites for going back home it was at a time when we had alot of brave people deciding to return home. I think they were and are very brave. When you see the mountain of work you have to go through to get back home its can make even the bravest think twiced.

Almost seems more of a challenge than moving out to start with, I know what you mean :) The pub - can be whatever you make it! Might get some visitors from other forums too, they are great threads for cross-country chats :thumbup:


Originally Posted by windsong (Post 10557787)
I agree, Trotty!! The pub is a great idea! :drinkwine:

:thumbup:


Originally Posted by Montfan72 (Post 10557795)
I have to say,I agree with Polyanna. I honestly tried really hard to get into Downtown, but there's something I don't like about it, can't quite put my finger on it though.


Originally Posted by Sally Redux (Post 10557807)
It doesn't grab me at all. I think because the characters and situations are too obvious. We're in a minority of 3 though :lol:

Maybe thats it, too obvious and not as much of a subtle story as something like Brideshead? Each to their own though :)


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