General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

9 Comments

  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  June 16, 2018

    Lazy Sunday afternoon, ain’t got no time to worry….close my eyes and drift away….

    Did anyone else think that it was ‘ ‘Hello, Mrs Jones, how’s your bird’s lumbago ?’

    • Gezza

       /  June 16, 2018

      Nope – always heard “how’s your Bert’s lumbago”.

      Blackie’s been hopping around the lawn today (at least, I think it’s Blackie, it’s not Fledgy) so it looks like his leg wasn’t broken during his ordeal hanging upside down from the fence the other day. Had a visit from a tui in my camellia tree, got him on video. He was here last night in one of the trees as well.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 16, 2018

        Lucky Blackie ! the turkey who did it on our fence was very lucky, as the fool kept struggling and hurling himself around.

        There have been a few tuis here lately, to my delight. The goldfinches come later in the afternoon for unknown reasons.

        I looked up the song and found that a lot of people think it’s ‘your bird’s lumbago’, given the nature of the song.. It seems quite credible in that context, and it seemed terribly funny to even think of a budgie having lumbago.

        I used to think that the Ascot horses were waiting for the QUEUE to fly away, which was strange. What queue ?

        The green hill far away without a city wall was a puzzle; why WOULD a green hill have a city wall around it ? I can’t remember when the penny dropped.

        Many teddy bears have been called Gladly because of the hymn.

        • Gezza

           /  June 16, 2018

          Don’t know what you mean by the last two.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  June 16, 2018

            ‘There is a green hill far away/Without a city wall/Where our dear Lord was crucified/Who died to save us all.’

            Without as in outside (‘The carriage awaits without.’)

            One hymn has the line ‘Gladly the cross I’d bear.’

            Only the PDT would downtick those.

            I thank whatever gods there be
            That I am not a PDT. 😀

            • Gezza

               /  June 16, 2018

              These aren’t protestant hymns are they? >:D

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 16, 2018

              Yes, but well-known Protestant hymns.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 16, 2018

        I saw why turkey is used as an insult when that idiotic one was flapping, squawking and struggling as one of us held him and the other freed his foot. You’d think that the fence had been put there on purpose to trap him and that we were trying to pull his leg off, not free it.

        No thanks, of course, just a lot of rude remarks.

        The first kingfisher to hit the window seemed to think that it had been put there for that reason.

        • Gezza

           /  June 16, 2018

          Well neither Blackie nor Aspen have been able to recognise that I was helping them out of their predicament. Nor could any of the other pooks when I got Aspen out of the gap in the palings. They all seemed to regard it as a physical assault on their person & treated me with great suspicion afterwards.