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Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
5:01 pm
This is not the most active of communities...

Current Mood: confused
Sunday, December 17th, 2006
4:06 pm
hi from NW England
Hi just posting to say hello, just joined the community and its my first day on livejournal. Looking forward to reading and posting to the community.
Monday, November 13th, 2006
5:53 am
Friday, December 31st, 2004
1:47 pm
Tsunami appeal
If any of you are reluctant to give to the Disasters Emergency Committee, an umbrella group of UK aid organisations, then you can find web addresses for the individual organisations on the BBC's web site here .

Remember a tsunami disaster isn't just for Christmas - please give, and keep giving, as much as you can over the next few months. If the phone lines are busy then keep trying, you will get through eventually.


[cross-posted to a few places - please feel free to link to it from your own journals if you think it will get any more donations :) ]
Thursday, December 30th, 2004
11:52 am
The scale of the tsunami disaster is almost incomprehensible – so many dead, and the total rising on each report; so much damage; so many problems for the rescuers. I feel overwhelmed by the scale of the tragedy.

If, like me, you feel you’d like to do something to help then there are three ways you can do so immediately :-

1. phone 0870 60 60 900 and pledge / give by credit card
2. go to www.dec.org.uk and do likewise
3. go to your local bank / building society / post office and they should be able to take your money (although it may take a day or two before they have the forms they need to do this)

These are basically things for UK residents to do, although anyone can use the web site. If there are other ways to donate in your country and you think it would be helpful for me to include them then let me know and I’ll add them to the post.

[cross posted to a few journals]
Thursday, October 21st, 2004
9:39 pm
Posted by request of tephramancy
(Apologies for the off-topicness. Mods, feel free to delete! :o) )

Someone has done a very unpleasant thing to a couple of LJers who are probably known to some of you, naughtypixie and juliann. Their converted green taxi has been stolen from right outside thier house - with juliann's electric wheelchair in it. This is obviously a very unhappy thing to have happened, and all that is asked is that you keep an eye open for it - it's very distinctive, as you can see from the picture, the license plate reads TX1 1322, further details if you wish can be found here.

If you see this taxi, call 999 immediately, quoting the registration number, and where you saw it. It could be anywhere by now, but most likely still within the M25 (as it was stolen from Highgate) Thanks!
Sunday, August 15th, 2004
9:45 pm
duh-duh duh-duh duuuh-duuh duh-duh
When I was in Tesco's earlier this week I noticed they had the complete series of The Flumps on DVD.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2004
8:53 pm
Radio 3, 6pm this evening
While listening to the 6pm news on Radio 3 this evening in my car I heard the very distinct sound of a mobile phone beeping its message alert. It sounded like a Nokia, so I knew it wasn't my SonyEricsson. Did anyone else hear it?
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
3:33 pm
Tizer - apparently 'It Tastes Red'

I got a small bottle of Tizer at lunch, have not seen or had it in years, very many years in fact.

I must say, I am none too impressed. I seem to remember it with such ferocious fondness, but it really doesn't match up to my taste memory.

What's all that about?

Is it a change of ingredients, like the 'New Coke' debacle, or did I just set it on a pedestal too high back when I was a kid in the 70's?
Thursday, February 5th, 2004
3:17 pm
Daytime TV
Remember when 'Aussie soap' meant The Sullivans, the dullest thing ever to be on TV when you were home sick from school?
Thursday, January 15th, 2004
9:23 am
The Great Muppet Sell-Out.
Isn't it sad when a great childhood icon sells out to the soul consuming corporations for a few measly quid and promotes products.

Yes. The Muppets have officially joined the ranks of the Corporate Rock Whores, selling out to promote Renault cars and MasterCard.

Piggy! Kermit! Fuzzy! Animal! Swedish Chef? NO!

Think of what you are doing? Think of those children who supported you in the lean 70's who grew up under your tutelage at the Muppet Theatre! Who sang along and understood that it was 'not easy being green'. Now that we have joined the ranks of the adults, the idyllic veneer of innocence has been lost... But why did you have to take our warm fuzzy childhood memories and stick a corporate logo one them??? WHY???

If times were tough, you could have come to us, we would have helped out. And I am sure that when I say we, I mean it, that I would not be the only person to help support you. Perhaps an adopt-a-muppet scheme???

Note to self. Irony it seems is indeed a dish best served warm with a nice side-salad.

(WARNING: For the humour impaired, this editorial was not written with a mind to being entirely serious.)

Current Mood: bouncy
Monday, December 15th, 2003
3:08 pm
80's Nostalgia.
Is anyone else finding themselves drawn to this whole1980's nostalgia revival thing?

I keep finding myself considering the purchase of a flashy transformer toy for my desk. And pausing when my channel hoping hits the new 'toons.

Even though it was distinctly naff last time around. My heart keeps telling my mind that we missed out last time!

Current Mood: rejuvenated
Saturday, December 6th, 2003
11:48 am
Catweazle Fanclub

As it's listed as an interest on this group I thought I'd mention it :-) *Very* good member's pack and there's an annual summer get-together at the farm from the first series.
Monday, December 1st, 2003
1:38 pm
Ian Huntley.
I wish he would just confess,no one believes that cock n bull story.

Sorry,just had to get that off my chest.
Friday, November 28th, 2003
10:03 am
I just joined this community,glad I'm not the only person over 30 on LJ.
Just wanted to say that white maltesers are the best thing since sliced bread.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2003
3:26 pm
John Bull Printing Set
When you were a kid, did you have a John Bull printing set?

I've still got mine, and have only been reminded of it today by a lj friend asking if anyone knows of any any small rubber stamp alphabets. Mine has pictures as well as letters; they are embarrassingly non-PC. I'm going to find the set and resurrect it.
11:09 am
Can Anyone remember
“bagpuss, dear bagpuss, old fat furry cat-puss,
wake up and look at this thing that i bring,
wake up, be bright, be golden and light,
bagpuss, oh hear what i sing…”

A few years back during one of those 'I Love the 1970's' programs, I recall one of the unlikely celebrity pundits stating that they recalled a comparison and parallel between Bagpuss and the Russian Revolution...

All I really remember was that Professor Yaffle was compared to the aristocracy, and that the mice were the proletariat. It was amusingly accurate, especially so when the author was interviewed and said that there was no intentional parallels, and that Bagpuss was all about children's toys living in the child's imagination.

Does anyone else remember, or better yet, have the full text of this amusing comparison as I have been trying to share this with friends for a while but its far less funny when you haven't got all the details. Any help or just backing me up on this would be appreciated.

Anybody? Bueller?
Monday, November 17th, 2003
10:46 pm
According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50's, 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because...

Our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.

When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip flops and fluorescent ‘clackers' on our wheels.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or airbags - riding in the passenger seat was a treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted the same.

We ate dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no-one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us all day and no one minded.

We did not have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside and found them.

We played elastics and street rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits. They were accidents. We learnt not to do the same thing again.

We had fights, punched each other hard and got black and blue we learned to get over it.

We walked to friend's homes.

We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn't rely on mummy or daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate live stuff, and although we were told it would happen, we did not have very many eyes out, nor did the live stuff live inside us forever.

We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

And you're one of them. Congratulations!

Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as real kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.

For those of you who aren't old enough, thought you might like to read about us.

This my friends, is surprisingly frightening......and it might put a smile on your face.

The majority of students in universities today were born in 1983........They are called youth.

They have never heard of "We are the World, We are the children", and the "Uptown Girl" they know is by Westlife not Billy Joel.

They have never heard of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena or Belinda Carlisle.

For them, there has always been only one Germany and one Vietnam.

AIDS has existed since they were born. CD's have existed since they were born.
Michael Jackson has always been white.

To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can't imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

They believe that "Charlie's Angels" and "Mission Impossible" are just new films out last year.

They think that N-Trance "set you free" is an Old Skool song.

They can never imagine life before computers.

They've never heard of Pac-Man or Space Invaders or BBC computers that have
Bat n Ball games.

They'll never have thought Old Spice was the sexiest aftershave ever.

They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand Gang or the Famous Five.

They'll never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or Why Don't You.

They can't believe a black and white television ever existed and don't even know how to switch on a TV without a remote control.

And they will never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile phone.

Now let's check if you’re getting old...

1. You understand what was written above and you smile.
2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night out.
3. Your friends are getting married/divorced.
4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with computers.
5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.
6. You've developed more and more feelings about your work. It's now your life.
7. You spend less and less time talking on the phone with your friends daily.
8. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good old days, repeating again and again all funny stories you have experienced together.
9. Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other friends because you think they will like it too...

Yes, you're getting older!!!!
Thursday, November 13th, 2003
9:38 pm
We're a bunch of very quiet over 30s :)
Monday, November 10th, 2003
5:29 pm
Wonder if joining here is going to make me look old :)

Anyway, stephenbooth_uk, feel free to pimp the community over in the_uk. It's like lj_uk without the posts that should be in people's personal journals :)
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