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Title: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Saturday 21 March 20 18:47 GMT (UK)
This is another try at continuing the party.

Let's hope it works this time.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ankerdine on Saturday 21 March 20 18:52 GMT (UK)
I am so enjoying myself already. Maybe we could all perform something we've always wanted to do but not done for various reasons. Could I try a karioke (sp?) please as I was told I couldn't sing when I was 10 years old. Bit older now!

Judy
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 21 March 20 19:11 GMT (UK)
Monica -- I just love the earrings -- except people may keep tearing strips off them!

(After what just happened with the 2 threads and the comments - I feel really guilty now 'having a party' and trying to lighten up during this dark time).
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Saturday 21 March 20 19:13 GMT (UK)
I would do morris dancing if I was physically able and if I could remember steps. Then again, neither of those  obstacles matter as it's a virtual party. Imagine the sound of tinkling bells (loud tinkles), sticks clashing and pristine hankies waving. Irish jig as encore.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Saturday 21 March 20 19:13 GMT (UK)
Pennines - I am feeling a bit guilty too.  If everyone wants to stop the party then we can stop.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 21 March 20 19:25 GMT (UK)
Rishile you did a brilliant job suggesting the party in the first place. I think most of us need a bit of light relief.

I don't think we should stop --- it's what happened just now which made me feel bad. We do need cheering up -- I know I do. The whole atmosphere of daily life feels really down at the moment.

We'll see if others turn up!

Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Saturday 21 March 20 19:26 GMT (UK)
Pennines - I am feeling a bit guilty too.  If everyone wants to stop the party then we can stop.

Rishile

Yes we are living in uncertain and worrying times but life still does go on.  There are many rootschatters at home either alone or with partners who are glad of a bit of light relief from all the doom and gloom.
We know it’s a serious situation but surely we can still have a little bit of fun .?

Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: IgorStrav on Saturday 21 March 20 19:29 GMT (UK)
It's clearly called the PARTY THREAD

So if you are feeling that it's not right for you at the moment - and who can tell anyone else's personal circumstances - then there's no need either to open it and read it, or participate.

In the best possible way, suit yourself.

Hope everyone is ok, and keeping safe.  Also, wash your hands  ;)
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Saturday 21 March 20 19:32 GMT (UK)

(After what just happened with the 2 threads and the comments - I feel really guilty now 'having a party' and trying to lighten up during this dark time).

Essential. We're in it for the long haul.
 Personally, I'm experiencing more anxiety now than when I confronted the prospect of my demise several months ago. Humour, often black, is one of the best ways of coping. Other ways are companions (virtual or phone) who take one's mind off It, whatever It is, and imagination. I take my mind away to another place or time.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Saturday 21 March 20 19:32 GMT (UK)
Now, where’s Victoria is she under the table yet ?.  Tell her I know some rude songs too...we can duet together  ;D

I have a frock from the 60s floral Mary Hopkins style.

And after just watching the news my song will be I Predict a Riot by the Kaiser Chiefs.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 21 March 20 19:34 GMT (UK)
Boris hasn't said we can't laugh or remotely have parties and dress up. Drinking imaginery wine and seemingly eating bread of one sort or another.

Just off to squeeze into those hot pants!

Yes IgorStrav -- I will wash my hands - I actually have some antiseptic wipes left over from a couple of years ago when my husband was poorly. I felt rich when I found those!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 21 March 20 19:36 GMT (UK)
Yes -- where is Viktoria -- I hope she has a note to excuse her absence.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: groom on Saturday 21 March 20 19:37 GMT (UK)
I agree. In these times when real parties aren't possible and everyone is doing their best to either self isolate or social distance, I think it is important that people do have a chance to socialise virtually. For some people Rootschat may be the only contact they have with people during the day. As IgorStrav said it is clear from the title what it is about, so people have a choice, just as they do with other threads on here.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Saturday 21 March 20 19:38 GMT (UK)
Thanks everyone.  The party continues then.

Put on your hotpants (ladies) and white trousers (men) and let's party.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Saturday 21 March 20 19:42 GMT (UK)
Now, where’s Victoria is she under the table yet ?.  Tell her I know some rude songs too...we can duet together  ;D

I have a frock from the 60s floral Mary Hopkins style.

And after just watching the news my song will be I Predict a Riot by the Kaiser Chiefs.

It's early for anyone to be under the table, unless they were drinking before they came.
I'm well-equipped to deal with rioters. I'll whirl my morris stick threateningly.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ms_canuck on Saturday 21 March 20 19:44 GMT (UK)
I thought this was a really good idea!  I have come back here to read all the comments as I live by myself, and while normally I'm just FINE with that, this has a very different 'feel' to it.  Please don't anyone feel guilty for starting this.  At least not on my account!  :)


Cheers all!

Ms_C
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Saturday 21 March 20 19:46 GMT (UK)
Now, where’s Victoria is she under the table yet ?.  Tell her I know some rude songs too...we can duet together  ;D

I have a frock from the 60s floral Mary Hopkins style.

And after just watching the news my song will be I Predict a Riot by the Kaiser Chiefs.

It's early for anyone to be under the table, unless they were drinking before they came.
I'm well-equipped to deal with rioters. I'll whirl my morris stick threateningly.

You forget, we started last night. Victoria was threatening to get tiddly and dance on the table  ;D
I do hope she is ok though.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 21 March 20 19:50 GMT (UK)
Maybe she fell off the table and hurt herself!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: candleflame on Saturday 21 March 20 19:54 GMT (UK)
As long as hot pants aren't compulsory! I used to have some as a teenager and I did  have very nice legs, but now I'm a lot older, I wouldn't inflict them on anyone!
The last thread said about the oldest thing to bring to the party. When I cleared out my food cupboards - was it last week or the week before - I found something 2018. However when I told a friend, he said he still had some cocoa or drinking chocolate from 1995 and it was still fine !
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 21 March 20 20:00 GMT (UK)
Don't let him bring it to the party Candleflame -- wine instead please. I've changed my mind about the hot pants -- I'm in my pyjamas now. Not a pretty sight.

(We could have a pyjama party - doesn't matter then how much we drink - won't have to get ready later).
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Saturday 21 March 20 20:13 GMT (UK)


Mateus Rose anyone ?  No? I thought not.  Oh well  ::) it will do as drain cleaner in the morning.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 21 March 20 20:19 GMT (UK)
Suey -- why will your drains need cleaning in the morning please?
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Saturday 21 March 20 21:03 GMT (UK)
Maybe she fell off the table and hurt herself!

I'm prepared for accidents. My multi-purpose morris stick can be a splint, using my extra-large morris hankies to fasten it to a fractured limb. Said hankies will mop up copious blood or be a wound tourniquet or be soaked in cold water and applied to bruises. If anyone feels faint I can fan them with a hanky. 
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Greensleeves on Saturday 21 March 20 21:16 GMT (UK)
I'm sure you will all be pleased to hear that my poorly daughter was well enough yesterday to have a brief stroll from the car to the foot of one of our local peaks.  It was a great opportunity for us to get a breath of fresh air, and to test our new outdoor clothing....
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Saturday 21 March 20 21:17 GMT (UK)
 ;D
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: despair on Saturday 21 March 20 21:20 GMT (UK)
Celebratory Brandy and Babychams all round?
Or possibly Tia Marias?

Roger
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Saturday 21 March 20 21:41 GMT (UK)
Suey -- why will your drains need cleaning in the morning please?

I’m renowned for my drain cleaning prowess  ;D I keep a very clean set of drains  ;D.

Loving your new outdoor wear Greensleeves and so pleased your daughter could get out and enjoy our beautiful countryside, heres hoping she has many more. Cheers🍹
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Saturday 21 March 20 22:00 GMT (UK)
Viktoria here, well ,in an effort to get into a dress now several sizes too small
( size8)I rooted out an ancient all in one corselette.
You know ladies the sort you stepped into.
I am now a size 12, so having a brilliant mind, I deduced that  to step  into it with 36 inch hips into a 34 bust upper part was daft.
So using my brilliant mind I thought to pull it on over my head would be a better idea ,it wasn’t!
I have been trapped for hours,with the damn thing nearly suffocating me.
My left arm squashed across my face,the right vainly trying to pull the thing down or up!
Finally wriggled free .
No hot pants,well lukewarm more like it, no mini skirts but a very modest Laura Ashley long skirt and pin tucked blouse.
Can’t find big fuzzy wig and the stupid cat won’t stay still long enough !
Do have a pale lipstick and false lashes an inch long but can’t use them just yet.
Dark John Lennon glasses and I still have some Patchouli.
Now if I could find my teeth ,I am ready,oh I put them in !
No platform shoes so bare feet.
I will bring the Duval beer, some carrots for carrot sticks  and should  I roast  the frozen potatoes or are we roughing it?
See Ya!
Ciao.
Viktoria.

Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: despair on Saturday 21 March 20 22:12 GMT (UK)
Is that Psycho Chicken getting in on the act?

Roger
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Saturday 21 March 20 22:25 GMT (UK)
I thought it was on the menu!
Viktoria.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: candleflame on Saturday 21 March 20 22:28 GMT (UK)
Delighted to hear that GS.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Greensleeves on Saturday 21 March 20 22:32 GMT (UK)
We were fortunate, Roger, that Psycho Chicken was more than happy to model for our new facial attire,  as she's still feeling rather bad about her species' responsibility for the great bird flu plagues of 2005 and 2009.  I also understand that Peppa Pig has made herself available too,  in an attempt to compensate for the great swine flu debacle of 2009.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Saturday 21 March 20 22:57 GMT (UK)
We were fortunate, Roger, that Psycho Chicken was more than happy to model for our new facial attire,  as she's still feeling rather bad about her species' responsibility for the great bird flu plagues of 2005 and 2009.  I also understand that Peppa Pig has made herself available too,  in an attempt to compensate for the great swine flu debacle of 2009.
Have you heard from Batman?
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Mart 'n' Al on Sunday 22 March 20 00:44 GMT (UK)
This party will have to be a substitute for the 1960s party I was going to attend in a month's time. I intended going as one of the Beatles, off the cover of Sgt Pepper, and, although I get my haircut every 3 months and I hate having it done, I was letting it grow a little bit longer. I now expect the party will be cancelled, so I'm quite keen to get my haircut. I do not want to sit for 15 to 20-minutes being breathed on by a barber who has been breathed on by lots of other people. Will anyone at the party have some garden shears or sharp kitchen scissors and be prepared to give me a number two, in less than 3 minutes?

Alternatively, as I haven't tried cutting my own hair since I was 2 and 1/2, I'm quite tempted to give it a go myself.

Are any other gentlemen in a similar situation?

Finally, the lyrics of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's song, "Almost cut my hair", come to mind,

"Almost cut my hair,
Happened just the other day
It's gettin' kind of long
I could've said it was in my way
But I didn't and I wonder why

Must be because I had the flu this Christmas
And I'm not feeling up to par
And increases my paranoia,
But I'm not, I'm not giving in an inch to fear. "

Martin
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: a chesters on Sunday 22 March 20 02:23 GMT (UK)
Celebratory Brandy and Babychams all round?
Or possibly Tia Marias?

Roger

Can supply a small bottle of Tia Maria (unopened). It must be at least 20 years old.

Also a half drunk bottle of Chateau Tanunda brandy, also a little elderly :P
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: despair on Sunday 22 March 20 07:53 GMT (UK)
GS-is the fashion known as Gonzowear?

Roger
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: djm297 on Sunday 22 March 20 08:07 GMT (UK)
Hi Everyone!

Late to the party, but I could bring along a pre 1994 bottle of Harvey's Bristol Cream, i.e. a green bottle, not blue, which  my then under age  son won in a raffle about 12 years ago! It's been in the back of the cupboard ever since...is this a sign of hoarding?!.....I keep thinking it might come in useful for something!

djm
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: despair on Sunday 22 March 20 08:11 GMT (UK)
Mart 'n' Al -Great spot of the CSNY lyrics.As to your hair,could you not try a self inflicted version of the
old practice of hair singeing?
Here is some kit to get you started (also applicable to ear hair)

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01p7p/

Roger
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: KGarrad on Sunday 22 March 20 08:18 GMT (UK)
Thanks everyone.  The party continues then.

Put on your hotpants (ladies) and white trousers (men) and let's party.

Rishile

White trousers?

I play croquet - of course I have white trousers!! ;D

Talking of which I have a bottle (12 years old?) of "Croquet - vin au quinquina".
Is it worth opening, do you think?

Bit of research - it's similar to Dubonnet or St Raphael!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: despair on Sunday 22 March 20 08:39 GMT (UK)
So it's Dubonnet in disguise?I'm not sure it will be effective against Coronavirus-malaria,possibly.In the worst case could it be considered an accompaniment to fish and chips(?)

Roger
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Sunday 22 March 20 08:53 GMT (UK)
          although I get my haircut every 3 months and I hate having it done, I was letting it grow a little bit longer. I now expect the party will be cancelled, so I'm quite keen to get my haircut. I do not want to sit for 15 to 20-minutes being breathed on by a barber who has been breathed on by lots of other people. Will anyone at the party have some garden shears or sharp kitchen scissors and be prepared to give me a number two, in less than 3 minutes?

Alternatively, as I haven't tried cutting my own hair since I was 2 and 1/2, I'm quite tempted to give it a go myself.

Are any other gentlemen in a similar situation?


Keep it until it's long enough for a ponytail.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Sunday 22 March 20 10:03 GMT (UK)
It's great to see the party continuing.  I'm sorry if I left abruptly last night but real life sometimes intervenes.

Somebody (I'm sorry, I don't know who it was now - things got a bit confused) mentioned a party piece.  Anyone who wants to provide us with some entertainment will be very welcome.  We have some Morris Dancing and Martin doing his Beatles impression and who knows what Viktoria is up to on that table.  I can do a very good impression of Frank Sinatra singing New York, New York.  I'm not sure if I could do it whilst wearing my very tight satin skirt with the split up to the armpits though.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: despair on Sunday 22 March 20 10:10 GMT (UK)
I have my psychedelic shirt and platform shoes,but can't yet locate my black crushed velvet flares.
Meanwhile chilling out to Arthur Rubinstein playing Chopin Nocturnes.

Roger
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Sunday 22 March 20 10:17 GMT (UK)
Roger -- that shirt is really something!! Just had to find my dark glasses.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Sunday 22 March 20 10:19 GMT (UK)
I was pleased to see that Viktoria was OK - she had clearly emerged from where she had rolled under the table after falling off.

Such a pity though that it was taking her SO long to get dressed up. We missed her last night.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ggrocott on Sunday 22 March 20 10:22 GMT (UK)
Thanks everyone.  The party continues then.

Put on your hotpants (ladies) and white trousers (men) and let's party.

Rishile

Men in white trousers - so there will be morris dancing! :-) and I could supply home made orange wine - made about 1982 - so it should have quite a punch to it by now!

Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Sunday 22 March 20 10:25 GMT (UK)
I have my psychedelic shirt and platform shoes,but can't yet locate my black crushed velvet flares.
Meanwhile chilling out to Arthur Rubinstein playing Chopin Nocturnes.

Roger

Oh wow!! You look really great.  I especially love those platform shoes.  I used to wear platform shoes but now I doubt I could walk in them.  Actually I'm not sure I could walk in them then.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: josey on Sunday 22 March 20 10:29 GMT (UK)
 ??? I think I have missed out on some thread removal/adverse comment action so am in the dark about what happened but here I am at the party which will cheer us all up. I have had some roll on floor laughs with the threads the past few days; thank goodness for my rootschat mates, thank you all for your humour.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Sunday 22 March 20 10:30 GMT (UK)
Thanks everyone.  The party continues then.

Put on your hotpants (ladies) and white trousers (men) and let's party.

Rishile

Men in white trousers - so there will be morris dancing! :-) and I could supply home made orange wine - made about 1982 - so it should have quite a punch to it by now!

I was hoping more on the lines of Dirty Dancing .  :D
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Sunday 22 March 20 10:32 GMT (UK)
Thanks everyone.  The party continues then.

Put on your hotpants (ladies) and white trousers (men) and let's party.

Rishile

Men in white trousers - so there will be morris dancing! :-) and I could supply home made orange wine - made about 1982 - so it should have quite a punch to it by now!

I was hoping more on the lines of Dirty Dancing .  :D

Feel free to give us a demonstration Suey.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Sunday 22 March 20 10:52 GMT (UK)

Give me chance to let the Nurofen kick in and I’ll give it go   ;D
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Sunday 22 March 20 11:00 GMT (UK)
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Sunday 22 March 20 11:32 GMT (UK)
Aaah!
“ Men in White Trousers”
Procul Harum or The Moody  Blues.
Mart, I like, reeeelylike Men Buns .
I believe you have stated you don’t in another topic.
Give it a go ,in the words of Father Ted’s housekeeper” Gwaaangwaaangwaaan!

Did anyone see the episode a few days  ago, ?
The old drunken priest had formed an attachment to a brick,had it  on a  lead.
Of course it ended up becoming a lethal weapon.
Truly worth watching.

I am fully recovered from my ordeal by corset,it has gone in the bin.
Actually it was all lies but something very like that did  happen years  ago.
Weighing under nine stones I cannot imagine why I thought I needed such a thing .I was 23 and skinny.
It was Christmas Day too, kids and O.H gone to grandma’s whilst I got on with the big meal.There was  I stuck, pudding boiling dry and meat burning
etc etc.
All water under the bridge now.
I have quite a few Greek drinks, holiday gifts I shall never drink .
Mastic,that stuff they get from trees,Ouzo etc.
Will donate those.
My rendition ,but only after s good few drinks (say half a glass of water that  has seen a glass of sherry-I truly have very low tolerance ,a shandy for me is an inch of beer and a full glass of lemonade)is “ See what the boys in the back room will  have,
 exactly as Marlene Dietrich did .
Bet none of you are old enough.!

“Cheerio for now. Viktoria.




Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Sunday 22 March 20 12:23 GMT (UK)
This is true!

I had to leave the party to go up to the cemetery - not joking - it was really busy up there. Runners, Walkers, Dog Walkers and people taking flowers to their Mums' graves.

Hence - now is the time to go and shop! I called into my local Tesco Express on my way back to THIS party. I was able to buy some fruit, milk, a bottle of wine and some diet lemonade.

The wine is MINE - all MINE -- but I'll bring the milk.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Sunday 22 March 20 14:31 GMT (UK)
I think if we all had a good joke to tell at the party it would  be a laugh!
Well I hope so!
Irish joke:-There were identical twin sisters working  in the local Chemist’s.
Sadly, one died.
Some time later a man popped in and said “ Was it you or your sister who died?”
.Viktoria.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Sunday 22 March 20 15:32 GMT (UK)
OK - are we ready for the next party?

This time you can bring a Plus One.  Anybody you like - famous or not, dead or alive.  Who would you bring and why?

My choice as we seem to be stuck in the 70's is David Cassidy.  That lovely mobile hair and wonderful voice.  I can still sing all of his songs word for word, even the hm's and ar's. 

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Sunday 22 March 20 15:54 GMT (UK)
I'll bring the Big Yin -- he only has to open his mouth and I fall about laughing.

So if that happens, I'm not necessarily drunk -- just might be.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Sunday 22 March 20 15:57 GMT (UK)
Pennines - I watched him on TV last night.  It was one of his old shows and he was so funny.  He only has to stand on stage and I'm in hysterics.  I remember when his shows sold out within minutes of them going on sale.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Sunday 22 March 20 18:25 GMT (UK)
Viktoria, the jokes are here:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=827465

Martin
Sorry MARTIN,I did not think about it being a Corona Virus Party !
I am still in shock  you see!
I mean when was the last time you were trapped in a stretchy thingy?
It takes it out of you!

A Welshman was shipwrecked ,the only survivor he was washed up on a desert island.
He was there for years,one day there was smoke on the horizon so he got a smokey fire going on the beach.
Eventually a small boat landed with four seamen in it.
They asked the Welshman questions etc ,he had no idea how long he had been there,it was twenty years.
They asked how he had occupied his time - he showed them two small buildings in a lovely green valley.
Told the men they were Chapels.
“ But why two.”?
Well, said the Welshman THAT’S the one I go to and THAT’S the one I DON’T
go to!
You have to understand the Welsh people were very loyal to one little Chapel
and seldom went to another.
I think they were ahead of the game re Corona Virus.!
That is just so it might just be a Corona joke.

Cheerio.
Viktoria.

Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Sunday 22 March 20 18:34 GMT (UK)
Can anyone bring any Vitamin D to the party please?


(I have only just noticed ALL the other threads which have sprung up under 'Coronavirus' I couldn't believe it -- our party might have been high-jacked with former party members defecting! Come back we need you to cheer us up.)
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Top-of-the-hill on Sunday 22 March 20 19:20 GMT (UK)
  Can we have a sing-song please? With no church services or choir practices I am missing my singing, which is good for the lungs. :D
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Sunday 22 March 20 19:22 GMT (UK)
Sing away Top of the Hill.  Make sure it's something we all know though or we can't join in.

How about some lively hymns.  Onward Christian Soldiers or similar.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Llwyd on Sunday 22 March 20 19:44 GMT (UK)
I would have to sing something (no, not simple) in Welsh. It is said, by my good lady, who may be biased, I am able to do a passable version of Calon Lan.
However, I could not ignore Yma O Hyd by Dafydd Iwan!. There must be others who are able to join in.
If not, then I'll go for Guide Me O thou Great Redeemer to the tune of Cwm Rhondda (natch).
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Sunday 22 March 20 19:53 GMT (UK)
It appears that the party is being tamed a bit tonight but that's fine, as it's Sunday.  A good choir practise is wonderful for the soul.  I'm not sure my singing voice will make the grade but I'll give it a good try.  Does this mean we have to put away the prosecco and hot pants?  Can we bring them back out tomorrow night?

Answers on a postcard please...

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Llwyd on Sunday 22 March 20 20:26 GMT (UK)
[quote author=Viktoria link=topic=827476.msg6914489#msg6914489 date=1584901531

A Welshman was shipwrecked ,the only survivor he was washed up on a desert island.
He was there for years,one day there was smoke on the horizon so he got a smokey fire going on the beach.
Eventually a small boat landed with four seamen in it.
They asked the Welshman questions etc ,he had no idea how long he had been there,it was twenty years.
They asked how he had occupied his time - he showed them two small buildings in a lovely green valley.
Told the men they were Chapels.
“ But why two.”?
Well, said the Welshman THAT’S the one I go to and THAT’S the one I DON’T
go to!
You have to understand the Welsh people were very loyal to one little Chapel
and seldom went to another.
I think they were ahead of the game re Corona Virus.!
That is just so it might just be a Corona joke.

Cheerio.
Viktoria.
[/quote]

 ???
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Sunday 22 March 20 21:38 GMT (UK)
Llwyd -- can you sing the Welsh National Anthem please? I just love that. I don't know the words, so people won't have to listen to me singing (relief all round).

Also we could sing 'Always look on the bright side of life' --- can't remember who sang that actually.

However there's no-one at the party tonight - must be recovering from last night whilst building themselves up for tomorrow. We'll see.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: groom on Sunday 22 March 20 21:55 GMT (UK)
Llwyd -- can you sing the Welsh National Anthem please? I just love that. I don't know the words, so people won't have to listen to me singing (relief all round).



My hen laid a haddock on top of a tree,

Glad barks and centurions throw dogs in the sea,

My guru asked Elvis and brandished Dan’s flan,

Don’s muddy bog’s blocked up with sand.

Dad, Dad! Why don’t you oil Aunty Glad?

When oars appear, on beer bottle pies,

Oh butter the hens as they fly.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Sunday 22 March 20 22:06 GMT (UK)
Oh I like that!,I have a Welsh  daughter in law ,I will sing it just to annoy her,( someone should!)
Lots of Vit  D and  the Alendronic  acid that helps in its assimilation I think .
For Osteoporosis.
We could sing , “And can it be  that I should gain——“ nice top tenor part .
Charles Wesley 1739.

What time does the party start ?
The topic seems all mixed up.
Cheerio folks .
Viktoria.
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Post by: Rishile on Monday 23 March 20 08:08 GMT (UK)
Thank you to the lovely singers from yesterday.  I think it must have been a bit of a reflective day.

Pennines - Always look on the bright side of life was by Monty Python.

So, I see everyone is ready for the next party.  It appears that we have a different one every day.  Day 1 - Karaoke.  Day 2 - 70's theme.  Day 3 - Singing Practise.  So, Day 4 - suggested by someone (sorry, I can't remember who - I will get myself organised on that front) Pyjama Party extended to a Sleepover.  If this carries on (and I hope it will) I'll be running out of ideas so please add or PM yours and we'll get to them all.

So, everyone, clean your teeth, wash your hands, grab your satin PJ's and frilly nighties and Let's Party.

We will need some food that can be eaten under the duvet and the alcohol levels seem to be reducing quite fast (Viktoria??) so could we replenish those.  I will bring two packets of Hobnobs and a bottle of pink champagne.

Rishile
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Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 23 March 20 08:32 GMT (UK)
I also know the lyrics of Calon Lan so perhaps Llwyd and I could do a duet.  I fear neither of us will sound anything like Katherine Jenkins but times are hard and I'm sure we'll be doing our best.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSxJnOeAswg
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 08:33 GMT (UK)
Groom --- I never realised you were Welsh!

Thank you for giving us the words to the anthem. One looks a bit fishy though.

Rishile it was me who suggested a pyjama party - it was because I am a lazy so and so and had my jim jams on one night before the party - couldn't be bothered to get changed into my hot pants. (Nor fit in them).
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Post by: groom on Monday 23 March 20 12:11 GMT (UK)
No Welsh in me I'm afraid. I think it was GS who told me about that version a few years ago, so I googled.  ;D ;D ;D  I am in Wales at the moment - not a holiday though but an errand of mercy. Just keeping an eye on the news in case I need to rush home to prevent being stranded here for weeks.

Have we had the song by The Police - "Don't Stand So Close to Me" ?
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 12:32 GMT (UK)
Oh Groom - if you are in Wales you can learn the correct version then!! We'll expect you to be word perfect when you come to the party.
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Post by: Rishile on Monday 23 March 20 12:49 GMT (UK)
I've just seen this on my local FB page.  Sorry for the dodgy language.

At first I was afraid, I left petrified,
 There was no loo roll down at Aldi and I nearly cried.
 Oh I spent so many nights just thinking how you did me wrong,
 I used to wipe,
 And now I’m forced to just drip dry !
 No anti-bac !
 No bloody soap,
 and if you think you’re buying pasta well you’ve got no bloody hope !
 I would have bought that box of eggs, I would have rationed out my bread,
 If I’d have known for just one second everyone would lose their head !
 Go on now go, walk out the door !
 All you bloody stockpilers,
 You are not welcome any more !
 Weren’t you the ones who just bought all the sodding beans ?
 You selfish gits !
 I hope you spill them down your jeans !
 Oh no not I, I won’t panic buy!
 Oh as long as I have alcohol, I know I’ll stay alive,
 Though I can’t buy my usual cheese,
 This will not bring me to my knees
 And I’ll survive, I will survive, hey, hey !
 It took all the strength I had not to fall apart,
 There was just apples and 1 carrot in my shopping cart,
 And I spent hours walking round just feeling sorry for myself,
 The empty store, with boxes strewn across the floor
 And you’ll see me, somebody who,
 Cannot buy anything she came for, and it’s all down to fecking you
 And frickin Reg from down the road is such a selfish blimmin git
 Because he stockpiled all the loo roll so nobody else can have a s@*t !
 Go on now go, walk out the door !
 All you bloody stockpilers,
 You are not welcome any more!
 Weren’t you ones who just bought all the sodding cakes
 Can’t you make a crumble,
 Do you people not know how to bake ?
 Oh no not I, I won’t panic buy !
 Oh as long as I have alcohol, I know I’ll stay alive,
 Though I can’t buy my usual cheese
 This will not bring me to my knees
 And I’ll survive, I will survive

Rishile
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 13:02 GMT (UK)
Oh Rishile!! I have just sung that all the way through -- it's brilliant.

It always amazes me how people can compile such things so quickly in relation to what's going on.
It gave me a really good laugh on what seems to be a very long day. I keep thinking it should be about 5 pm by now.

'Time goes by so slowly' - another song.
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Post by: arthurk on Monday 23 March 20 13:35 GMT (UK)
(From the sidelines) Brilliant song, Rishile  ;D

I'm not much of a party person, and in any case I was wondering whether the dress code should be one that helped with social distancing.

The kind of thing I had in mind was massive crinolines, topped off with a extra large version of Madonna's bra. And for the ladies....
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 14:10 GMT (UK)
Great idea re dress code Arthurk -- can we have a photo please?
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Post by: arthurk on Monday 23 March 20 14:26 GMT (UK)
I think some things are best left to the imagination....  :o
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 14:37 GMT (UK)
Spoilsport!
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Post by: Llwyd on Monday 23 March 20 14:46 GMT (UK)
Llwyd -- can you sing the Welsh National Anthem please? I just love that. I don't know the words, so people won't have to listen to me singing (relief all round).



My hen laid a haddock on top of a tree,

Glad barks and centurions throw dogs in the sea,

My guru asked Elvis and brandished Dan’s flan,

Don’s muddy bog’s blocked up with sand.

Dad, Dad! Why don’t you oil Aunty Glad?

When oars appear, on beer bottle pies,

Oh butter the hens as they fly.
:-X ???
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Post by: Llwyd on Monday 23 March 20 14:50 GMT (UK)
I also know the lyrics of Calon Lan so perhaps Llwyd and I could do a duet.  I fear neither of us will sound anything like Katherine Jenkins but times are hard and I'm sure we'll be doing our best.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSxJnOeAswg

To be honest GS I don't sound anything like Katherine Jenkins, which, in all probability, is not surprising. Our/the National Anthem presents no problems, except that it seems to make my eyes run.
 :)
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Post by: Rishile on Monday 23 March 20 15:52 GMT (UK)

'Time goes by so slowly' - another song.

This is Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers.  I love the film 'Ghost' which uses this song so perfectly.  Maybe we could all chose a film for our Sleepover.  If so, you have chosen mine with Ghost.

We have just had a very satisfying walk.  I hadn't been outside since Friday so it was very welcome.  We walked about 2 miles and saw about a dozen people, mostly with dogs.  EVERYONE kept their distance.  We even had a laugh with someone who crossed the road to avoid us saying 'We've got to do our bit, haven't we?'  It was very satisfying and we both felt very safe and obedient to the 6ft rule.

As for our parties it really is 'anything goes' or 'whatever rocks your boat'.  We have no 6ft rule in RootsChat world.  We can be as close as we want to.  Maybe I shouldn't say that as we are having a sleepover tonight.

I'll be getting ready for today's party very soon.  I have a very nice 'yellow with white dots' PJ bottoms but no top  :o  I'm sure I'll find something though.  I also have 'Toby' which is my 'slipper for one' - Pennines - you may remember the Big Yin talking about that.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Rishile
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Post by: despair on Monday 23 March 20 16:07 GMT (UK)
Excellent parody,Rishile,I smiled all the way through.
Hopefully below is a picture of my party shirt.

Roger

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Post by: arthurk on Monday 23 March 20 16:10 GMT (UK)
Is that before or after you throw up on it?
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Post by: despair on Monday 23 March 20 16:28 GMT (UK)
Both!

Roger
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Post by: KGarrad on Monday 23 March 20 16:54 GMT (UK)
We have just had a very satisfying walk.  I hadn't been outside since Friday so it was very welcome.  We walked about 2 miles and saw about a dozen people, mostly with dogs.  EVERYONE kept their distance.  We even had a laugh with someone who crossed the road to avoid us saying 'We've got to do our bit, haven't we?'  It was very satisfying and we both felt very safe and obedient to the 6ft rule.

As for our parties it really is 'anything goes' or 'whatever rocks your boat'.  We have no 6ft rule in RootsChat world.  We can be as close as we want to.  Maybe I shouldn't say that as we are having a sleepover tonight.

I'll be getting ready for today's party very soon.  I have a very nice 'yellow with white dots' PJ bottoms but no top  :o  I'm sure I'll find something though.  I also have 'Toby' which is my 'slipper for one' - Pennines - you may remember the Big Yin talking about that.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Rishile

I also went for a stroll - along Marine Drive in Douglas.
Didn't spot any dolphins?  :(
Very few people about - maybe half a dozen in 2 miles?

Rishile - what are PJs? I don't have any!! :o

https://www.visitisleofman.com/experience/marine-drive-p1295021
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Post by: suey on Monday 23 March 20 17:03 GMT (UK)
I had to retire from the fray with a hangover headache yesterday. For the first time in this emergency I had a right old breakdown  ??.  Feeling more on top of things today.  Had to nip out earlier, passed very few folk out and about but when I did I had a go at the Corona dance  ;D.

Here’s how it goes - you meet someone coming towards you, you both dodge in the same direction until one of you stands still, keeping a distance of at least 12 feet.  As you pass you nod and smile ruefully, a sorry, sorry will gain you extra points.  ;D
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Post by: suey on Monday 23 March 20 17:05 GMT (UK)

P J’s are pyjamas... you can borrow my flannel nightie if you like  ;D :D
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 17:22 GMT (UK)
Rishile -- I do remember the Big Yin's both feet in one slipper joke -- that's the one for me!

Also his incontinence pants joke.

Doesn't matter how many times I see and hear him tell his jokes I still laugh as though I've never heard them before. Just thinking about him now and I'm laughing.

Despair -- do you have matching bottoms to go with that top?
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Post by: Rishile on Monday 23 March 20 18:45 GMT (UK)
Despair - if you don't have matching bottoms, I could use the top with my bottoms or you could use your top with my bottoms.  Either way one of us would have to find another outfit.

Rishile
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Post by: Rishile on Monday 23 March 20 18:47 GMT (UK)
I had to retire from the fray with a hangover headache yesterday. For the first time in this emergency I had a right old breakdown  ??.  Feeling more on top of things today.  Had to nip out earlier, passed very few folk out and about but when I did I had a go at the Corona dance  ;D.

Here’s how it goes - you meet someone coming towards you, you both dodge in the same direction until one of you stands still, keeping a distance of at least 12 feet.  As you pass you nod and smile ruefully, a sorry, sorry will gain you extra points.  ;D
Instead of saying sorry you should call 'Doing our bit for Boris' or 'Doing our bit for the NHS'.

Rishile
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Post by: suey on Monday 23 March 20 19:39 GMT (UK)
I had to retire from the fray with a hangover headache yesterday. For the first time in this emergency I had a right old breakdown  ??.  Feeling more on top of things today.  Had to nip out earlier, passed very few folk out and about but when I did I had a go at the Corona dance  ;D.

Here’s how it goes - you meet someone coming towards you, you both dodge in the same direction until one of you stands still, keeping a distance of at least 12 feet.  As you pass you nod and smile ruefully, a sorry, sorry will gain you extra points.  ;D
Instead of saying sorry you should call 'Doing our bit for Boris' or 'Doing our bit for the NHS'.

Rishile

It’s what you say though isn’t it when you do that avoiding bumping into someone thing.   ???
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 19:43 GMT (UK)
Hi Fellow Party Goers!!

Just had to share my intense excitement --- I have just got a Sainsburys delivery slot for tomorrow!!

Let joy be unconfined. Yes. I have ordered wine - only allowed 3 bottles though.

This is the first time ever I have felt SO excited about a Sainsbury's delivery slot!
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Post by: Rishile on Monday 23 March 20 19:47 GMT (UK)
Hi Fellow Party Goers!!

Just had to share my intense excitement --- I have just got a Sainsburys delivery slot for tomorrow!!

Let joy be unconfined. Yes. I have ordered wine - only allowed 3 bottles though.

This is the first time ever I have felt SO excited about a Sainsbury's delivery slot!

Oh congratulations Pennines.  That is really something to celebrate.  Here - have a hobnob.  I can even manage a glass of champagne.

Rishile
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 19:58 GMT (UK)
Oh thank you Rishile - SO kind of you to give up one of your precious Hob knobs AND some champagne as well.

Tastes delicious.
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Post by: Rishile on Monday 23 March 20 20:03 GMT (UK)
Yes, my glass was much better than I expected but it does tend to go to my head and I'll probably have a headache tomorrow.  That doesn't matter, I'm not going anywhere but I do have to do some work.

I'll be heading off soon to see Boris's announcement so I'll miss the sleepover but I hope you all have a good time.  I don't know how many beds are available but I hope it's at least two.

Have a good night
Rishile
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Post by: Top-of-the-hill on Monday 23 March 20 20:30 GMT (UK)
  Been without internet most of the day (hope it''s not a sign of things to come!) I have just read through this thread and had a couple of good laughs- thanks for that. ;D I love those "English" words to the Welsh anthem. We had to try and sing it in Welsh at the W.I. annual meeting at the Albert Hall a few years ago; they sent us the words in advance and I listened to Bryn Terfel.
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 21:25 GMT (UK)
Just listened to Boris and the news duplicating Boris.

SO glad of this party thread. We need to keep it going party goers. I must have been a really good girl having just got a delivery slot tomorrow for my shopping.

We'll have to make do with the clothes we have for next few parties - can't buy anything new - so dig out your stuff, make sure it's ironed and presentable (oh --- don't bother about that).

Just lets have some much needed laughs if we can.

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Post by: despair on Monday 23 March 20 21:38 GMT (UK)
Pennines- no trousers to match,black seemed the only possible accompaniment.

Roger
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Post by: Viktoria on Monday 23 March 20 22:15 GMT (UK)
Well I think I will give another airing to my worn only once at my Golden Wedding do,a Jaques Vert trouser suit.
Black trousers piped with ecru,a long mandarin collared jacket lined and piped in ecru with buttons like knotted cord.
Very Chinese, as a tribute to the origins of our present predicament.
By that I am not apportioning blame.
I’d like to wear it again as after this time the next time will be the last!
The chaps as ever are not giving much thought to their apparel!
If Skoosh is coming he might just wear the kilt!
I said to my O.H once what an attractive garment it was,very manly.
He said he would not be seen dead wearing one———— after a prolonged stare I told him he very well might!
But I would  make sure it was his tartan.
As to drinks, there used to be a variety of orange juice I think, called Corona.Used to be delivered by the soft drinks man.
We got our soft drinks from the tap!
So looking forward to ” seeing “ you all ,wonder if I will  recognise anybody?
Cheerio.Viktoria.










 predicament
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Post by: Pennines on Monday 23 March 20 22:27 GMT (UK)
Roger! That was an unfortunate oversight when you bought that shirt then - omitting to get the matching trousers.

 You will have to paint your legs then - colour co-ordination is mandatory!

Viktoria -- where the heck have you been? Do you only come out late at night? Hmmm.
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Post by: Viktoria on Monday 23 March 20 23:31 GMT (UK)
Ah you  have found me out!
I thought it was the new lens in my eyes but am realising my hatred of bright sunshine could have a much more sinister reason.
I thought it was the food shortage that was making me desire very rare steaks-aaaaaaaah ! Don’t mention stakes!
It is since the filling I lost ,it makes a tooth at the front look very sharp
 and why did the hairdresser cut my fringe in a point.?
Is it a side effect of  Coronaphobia,?
No wonder I chose something long and black to wear!
I am not sure I ought to attend the party, I might get difficult after midnight.
But then it is a virtual party - so it should be O.K.
I have been singing about hens and haddocks all day .
Cheerio, I am just about  to lock up for the night,have a cuppa ( second use of strong tea bag) take a crossword up with magnifying glass until last eye drops at two in the morning then sleep.
Or not as the  case may  be!
Cheerio folks it’s being so  daft  keeps me going,see I remember the last
National Crisis!
If they could get rationing in  place as quickly as they did then it should not be a problem to implement it now,but strictly speaking it is not about real,shortages,just artificially created shortages.
What have we come to.!
Viktoria.
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Post by: Maiden Stone on Tuesday 24 March 20 01:33 GMT (UK)
[quote author=Viktoria link=topic=827476.msg6915287#msg6915287 date=158500626
Cheerio folks it’s being so  daft  keeps me going,see I remember the last
National Crisis!
If they could get rationing in  place as quickly as they did then it should not be a problem to implement it now,but strictly speaking it is not about real,shortages,just artificially created shortages.
What have we come to.!
Viktoria.
[/quote]

Mrs Mopp on ITMA "It's being so cheerful as keeps me going". It came to my mind over the weekend.
"They", who were in charge back then had the 1939 Register.
My local shopkeeper is saving me a small loaf tomorrow. I am not bringing sandwiches to the party, not even fish-paste ones.
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Post by: Maiden Stone on Tuesday 24 March 20 01:40 GMT (UK)
I'm a bit disgruntled actually. Nobody tried the soup I brought - Putrified Parsnip. You might prefer Lingering Leek soup, left over from St. David's Day, 3 weeks ago. I'd forgotten it was at the back of the fridge. The green bits are leek, honestly.
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Post by: despair on Tuesday 24 March 20 08:12 GMT (UK)
I remember once trying Guinness and Oyster soup - it was revolting.

Roger
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Post by: Viktoria on Tuesday 24 March 20 10:28 GMT (UK)
I wonder if all the hooligans who flung toilet rolls at football matches now think :-
“ If only”
I wish I had all those jelly babies I threw about at the Beatles!
That is a lie ,( another one) I was a respectable married woman with two little boys when the Beatles took the world by storm.

Talking about the wartime spirit ,it went on for some time after too.
I can see it now ,our back kitchen at Mum and Dad’s.
The big black range ,the steel burnished ,a small fire in the grate.
A big table ,scrubbed white but covered with a chenille cloth and a white one for mealtimes.
The brass taps also polished and the floors scrubbed and a little white border all round the edges done with step stone.
The pegged rug in front of the fire ,remembering when that red square was my best coat etc, those rugs were almost like family history records.
Listening to ITMA and Wilfred Pickles ,Violet Carson on the piano.
“ Give ‘im the money Barney”.
Are you still with me - if you ever were !
We were easily amused , life was pretty simple ,fuss was not really a part of it so when something big came along like a world war we coped .
Melodrama plays an unnaturally large part of everyday life nowadays,the overuse of words like “ devastated” means that eventually they mean nothing.
Rant over, has anyone actually eaten Guinness and Oyster soup..?
If so, when where and more to the point why?
How long did it take you to recover?

What music will there be at this party?
Do we bring something? Blue Bayou is nice ,depends on the mood.
Cheerio folks , off to polish the dustbin.
Victoria.



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Post by: Viktoria on Tuesday 24 March 20 10:49 GMT (UK)
Just got some really useful information re Corona Virus.
I have posted it but not sure if it will be on the public forums but the crux is here,
TEST, Each morning hold your breath for ten seconds,you should be able to do that without coughing.
 The virus needs cooler conditions so hot drinks  regularly throughout the day are very beneficial.Every 15 minutes ideally.
 
Avoid iced drinks but keep,your mouth and throat moist as much as you can,one of those insulated cups would be good, just regular sips of hot drinks ,even hot water are good.
If I have done it right you will get much more info which Is very reassuring re self diagnosis and when and if to consult a Doctor.
Cheerio folks.
The info is what National Health staff in Wales  have been given,so is genuine.
Kindest regards to each and everyone .
Viktoria.
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Post by: suey on Tuesday 24 March 20 11:17 GMT (UK)

Jeez Louise Victoria I don’t recommend it, if some of us held our breath for 10 seconds we’d be passing out and ending up in A&E  ;D  ;D

Oysters...shudder :( :(  I don’t see how swallowing a lump of jelly and gristle laced with salt water is remotely healthy  ???  I’ll make do with the Guinness thanks...hic
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Post by: Rishile on Tuesday 24 March 20 12:31 GMT (UK)
Hi party-goers.

I slept long and deep last night and woke up feeling really low.  It took a long time to get myself together.  I even felt I couldn't go on with the parties but I've got over that now.  We have deep-cleaned another room which feels lovely.  We are slowly getting around the house.  Cupboards next and then the dreaded garage.

The sun is shining and things look good from here so I'll carry on carrying on.  I think it's the news and social media (NOT RC) that gets me down so I intend to watch less and restrict myself to whatever BoJo says and the implications.

So, we are on Day 5.  I hope the sleepover went well but it was probably a bit over-shadowed.  So, how about we have a picnic today?  Let's all get virtually outside, pack up some sandwiches (bread again?) and lemonade, spread the blanket and enjoy each other's company.  I love picnics and just wish we did more but never seem to find the time.  Oh well!!

I hope everyone is OK.  I'm going to attempt an on-line shop today because I only have enough food to last about 10 more days.  We'll see how it goes.

Stay safe, stay happy, stay indoors.

Rishile
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Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 13:10 GMT (UK)
Hi Rishile -- I expect you are not the only one feeling low today. So firstly, get up off the floor (if you can.)

I have cut my own fringe and made a bit of a mess of it - I'll wear a hat to the picnic -- and a mask. I'll try and find a clown mask. Friends will say they can't spot the difference.
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Post by: despair on Tuesday 24 March 20 13:37 GMT (UK)
My cherry tree is keeping me cheery!

Roger
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Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 16:13 GMT (UK)
despair -- thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photo of your cherry blossom tree.

Much appreciated.
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Post by: Rishile on Tuesday 24 March 20 16:25 GMT (UK)
Despair - that tree is lovely.  Could we sit under it for our picnic?

Rishile
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Post by: Rishile on Tuesday 24 March 20 16:38 GMT (UK)
..but when I did I had a go at the Corona dance  ;D.

Here’s how it goes - you meet someone coming towards you, you both dodge in the same direction until one of you stands still, keeping a distance of at least 12 feet.  As you pass you nod and smile ruefully, a sorry, sorry will gain you extra points.  ;D

We had to do a variation of this today.  We went out for our exercise and headed to the local shop for a few bits.  Just outside the shop is a seat and a man came out of the shop and went to walk in front of the seat, saw us walking in front of it and double-backed to walk behind it.  I find it amusing how everyone has the same silly grins on their faces when this sort of thing happens.

Rishile
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Post by: groom on Tuesday 24 March 20 16:43 GMT (UK)
Quote
The virus needs cooler conditions so hot drinks  regularly throughout the day are very beneficial.Every 15 minutes ideally.
 

If I have a hot drink every 15 minutes I'll be in a lock down in the toilet.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 17:00 GMT (UK)
Oh Groom -- I thought that too! I also wondered if there were toilet facilities at our picnic site.

Don't think many of us are coming actually. The usual party goers are very quiet at the moment.
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Post by: KGarrad on Tuesday 24 March 20 17:04 GMT (UK)
I pass a cherry-blossom tree on my walks.
Located in the Archibald Knox Memorial Garden.

My parents used to have one in the garden of the house I grew up in, so it's a lovely memory ;D
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Post by: Rishile on Tuesday 24 March 20 17:05 GMT (UK)
Oh Groom -- I thought that too! I also wondered if there were toilet facilities at our picnic site.

Don't think many of us are coming actually. The usual party goers are very quiet at the moment.

Pennines - I'm sure we could find a nice private bush for you if you really need it.

I don't know where all the party-goers are, actually.  We keep having these parties but I'm feeling more like a wallflower. 

Come on Pennines.  Have you got a red and white check tablecloth?  I've always wanted to have a picnic on one of those tablecloths.  What food have we got?  I managed to get some grapes today.  Usually our resident blackbird (named George) eats them all but I'm sure he won't mind if I pinch some.  I also still have a couple of nice bottles of red wine.  I can't say I've got much other picnic food but I could rustle up a couple of cheese sandwiches.

Could we dress up in those flouncy dresses they used to go to picnics in?  And a big hat with a ribbon tied round it?  Maybe we could have a swim in the river (shivers).

Rishile
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Post by: Viktoria on Tuesday 24 March 20 17:14 GMT (UK)
Quote
The virus needs cooler conditions so hot drinks  regularly throughout the day are very beneficial.Every 15 minutes ideally.
 

If I have a hot drink every 15 minutes I'll be in a lock down in the toilet.  ;D ;D
That is me too especially after my lunchtime diuretic tablets but I also mentioned regular sips and the advice was for Health Care workers,so perhaps not so frequently for we stay at homers.

Lovely Cherry Tree , very uplifting .
Thanks.Viktoria ,The well knownV-m-p-r-.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 17:25 GMT (UK)
Rishile - if we are wearing flouncy dresses - men also I assume -- I might chicken out of the swim in the river. Happy to watch (and laugh) at the rest of you though.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: KGarrad on Tuesday 24 March 20 18:22 GMT (UK)
I can't manage a flouncy dress!
Will an Egyptian robe do? A Gallibaya, I think it's called?
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Greensleeves on Tuesday 24 March 20 18:29 GMT (UK)
I love the photo of the cherry-tree, Roger.  My little morello cherry tree hasn't got to the blossom stage yet though it won't be long.

Am posting this pic because it made me laugh, which takes a bit at the moment, I must admit.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 18:30 GMT (UK)


I can't manage a flouncy dress!
Will an Egyptian robe do? A Gallibaya, I think it's called?

KGarrad --- how come you have one of those garments please? Or is that a secret!

It will do I suppose, but only if you wear it with 'a flounce'.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: KGarrad on Tuesday 24 March 20 18:44 GMT (UK)


I can't manage a flouncy dress!
Will an Egyptian robe do? A Gallibaya, I think it's called?

KGarrad --- how come you have one of those garments please? Or is that a secret!

It will do I suppose, but only if you wear it with 'a flounce'.

In 2000, I played in the World Croquet Championships in Cairo!
As well as visiting the Egyptian Museum (twice) and seeing all of the Tutankhamum treasures, I bought myself a souvenir Gallibaya.
Blue with gold embroidery! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ms_canuck on Tuesday 24 March 20 18:55 GMT (UK)
Just got some really useful information re Corona Virus.
I have posted it but not sure if it will be on the public forums but the crux is here,
TEST, Each morning hold your breath for ten seconds,you should be able to do that without coughing.
 The virus needs cooler conditions so hot drinks  regularly throughout the day are very beneficial.Every 15 minutes ideally.
 
Avoid iced drinks but keep,your mouth and throat moist as much as you can,one of those insulated cups would be good, just regular sips of hot drinks ,even hot water are good.
If I have done it right you will get much more info which Is very reassuring re self diagnosis and when and if to consult a Doctor.
Cheerio folks.
The info is what National Health staff in Wales  have been given,so is genuine.
Kindest regards to each and everyone .
Viktoria.

If you go to BBC News you will find that both of the above bits of information are false and will not help or prove that you aren't infected.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/51979410/coronavirus-more-myths-to-ignore

Holding your breath is to check for fibrosis in the lungs, and this is not one of the things Covid19 does.  Drinking water is always good, but there's no proof that it will keep the virus away.

Sorry to be a party pooper!  But it's good to make sure that any 'medical' or 'scientific' information is checked against reliable information from the WHO, etc.

Cheers all

Ms_C
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Tuesday 24 March 20 19:13 GMT (UK)
I didn't think about swimming attire but I have always quite liked the costumes the men wore then.  Especially when they had stripes on them (the costumes, not the men).

Is there any other food other than dried up cheese sandwiches?  I'm getting a bit peckish.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 19:57 GMT (UK)
I've got food -- I told you all yesterday that I had got a Sainsburys delivery slot. As a result I was in a state of high excitement all day.

I have bread - replacement Sainsbury's own baked beans - AND replacement Sainsbury's own tomato soup. I've got other exciting stuff as well - eggs, blueberries -- the list is endless.

Hence I will carry all these to the picnic in my flouncy skirt. Getting a bit dark now though - I may not find you.

 Shucks - if that happens I'll have to keep all that food myself.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Tuesday 24 March 20 20:17 GMT (UK)
The information sent to me is from that given out by NHS Wales to its staff.
I did not check it I admit but the sender is an eminently sensible person.
Saw no reason to mistrust it.

Viktoria.







Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 20:31 GMT (UK)
I didn't think about swimming attire but I have always quite liked the costumes the men wore then.  Especially when they had stripes on them (the costumes, not the men).


Rishile -- I think we should have striped men. That would make it different from any other party I have attended. Colour of stripes optional.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ms_canuck on Tuesday 24 March 20 20:45 GMT (UK)
The information sent to me is from that given out by NHS Wales to its staff.
I did not check it I admit but the sender is an eminently sensible person.
Saw no reason to mistrust it.

Viktoria.

No worries.  Although the exact same information is circulating here in Canada as coming from one of our medical experts.  I've seen it from US and NZ 'sources' as well.  It's the sort of thing that happens when we are all searching for answers.

Party on!

Ms_C
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Llwyd on Tuesday 24 March 20 20:49 GMT (UK)
Dress code?. I thought about a drape jacket in a fetching shade of blue complete with a black velvet trimmed collar, pockets and cuffs and worn with associated gear.
What about music, especially after our singing?. I'm strictly a 60's music fan but then I sort of go off into the realms of music al la Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath etc., etc..
Perhaps we should stick with something a little more "middle of the road". I can live with Motown.
 :)
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 21:36 GMT (UK)
Llwyd,

Your dress code sounds VERY smart indeed. I'm impressed. Not sure what a 'drape' jacket is though.

Music -- I like 60s music also - at least it had a melody and a beat. Also love Country and Western and Irish songs.

We could have a mixture - BUT NO-ONE is coming. I fear the party goers have gone over to the 'dark side'.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: arthurk on Tuesday 24 March 20 22:43 GMT (UK)
Risible -- I think we should have striped men. That would make it different from any other party I have attended. Colour of stripes optional.

Phew - for a moment I thought you said stripped men  :o
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Tuesday 24 March 20 22:53 GMT (UK)
Oh Arthurk -- believe me - I would have said that, if only I had thought of it!

(Not that I have any wish to see stripped men, I hasten to add).
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: a chesters on Wednesday 25 March 20 00:35 GMT (UK)
What sort of stripes, and how applied?

Are they of the painted variety, or the cat-o-nine tails type (Ouchhhhhhhhh)
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 25 March 20 12:07 GMT (UK)
I suggest you don't use paint for your stripes -- unless you are leaving spaces in-between in skin colour! If you use paint it will run and give you a mottled appearance.

You could use felt tips. Alternatively coloured body length strips of coloured paper glued on!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Rishile on Wednesday 25 March 20 13:27 GMT (UK)
It appears the picnic has veered into something quite different.  Stripped men and striped men, cat o' nine tails.  What sort of picnic was this?

I am beginning to lose the will to be optimistic.  I am trying so hard to stay 'up' all the time.  Personally, self-isolation has been very good for me and OH.  We have achieved a lot and OH has been focused and has been concentrating on the job in hand (something he hasn't done for a long time now).  So, things are good.  I keep trying to find the good things and hold on to them.  I know things will get worse and I want to put off the doom and gloom for as long as possible.  The partying has helped but it appears very few people want to be happy. 

So, if we want a party today - I am throwing it out to anyone else to decide what sort of party we want. 

Over to you all.

Rishile
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 25 March 20 14:05 GMT (UK)
Hi Rishile,

I do understand how you feel -- the party goers seem to have dispersed onto other CV topics. I think you are doing a brilliant job by trying to keep all our spirits up and by introducing the 'Party' thread (when we all got chucked off the other topic!!)

Difficulty is, we are running out of ideas for party themes. My mind has gone blank - and before you say it -- I know it was blank already.

I have just had my daily exercise by driving to the post box and exercising my right foot on the car pedals. I wore a glove to post my letter.

If no-one can think of a theme - we could just carry on chatting until somebody has a brain wave. I'm waving now - and typing with the other hand!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Wednesday 25 March 20 16:37 GMT (UK)
Well,not that I have ever been to one you understand —-BUT,it was starting to sound like a shhhhhh(a  bondage party!)
I think !
Now there is a joke there somewhere ,something about mis-hearing, can’t bring it to mind.

It will bug me now!
Viktoria —- ooh sorry ,that was not in good taste given the present situation.
Cheerio .
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: tillypeg on Wednesday 25 March 20 18:10 GMT (UK)
Sorry I can't think of anything - I'm a bit tied up at the moment ;)
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 25 March 20 18:18 GMT (UK)
tilly -- do NOT encourage Viktoria! She is hard enough to control at the best of times.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: tillypeg on Wednesday 25 March 20 18:20 GMT (UK)
 ;D ;D ;D  Oh why not?  It is so cheering!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 25 March 20 18:23 GMT (UK)
Go on then! But the results are on your head.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Wednesday 25 March 20 19:45 GMT (UK)
The taut never crossed my mind!
Viktoria.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 25 March 20 20:05 GMT (UK)
There's no holding you Viktoria!

By the way --I have noticed that 'waste collection bin' topic is quite busy! So tempted to say they like to talk rubbish on there -- so I have!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: a chesters on Wednesday 25 March 20 22:53 GMT (UK)
Go on then! But the results are on your head.

If it was on mine, there would be a dull and hollow sound ;D ;D
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Thursday 26 March 20 08:33 GMT (UK)
There’s nowt wrong wi’ that!
Now this party, theme —-, how about if we all simultaneously,at the sane time alltogether fly our National flag, whatever that might be,out of the bedroom window on a broom handle.
At a given time ,allowing for time zones( don’t ask me to sort  those out)
Sing or play our respective National Anthems,loudly.
It will do nothing  to stem the advance of the virus but a little madness is a good thing now and then.
We won’t get arrested.
Food, well again let imagination have free rein.
We can be anything we want to be,where we want to be it!
So privately or publicly let’s be daft for a few minutes.
So what about midnight tonight ?
No one need know we have been daft , but for once we will have loosened our stays, kicked over the traces, thrown caution to the wind,let down our hair, probably acted out of character,and the devil take the hindmost.
Let us know how you get on.
Cheerio everyone.
Viktoria.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 26 March 20 09:46 GMT (UK)
Viktoria -- good idea!!

I notice you have used the word 'broom'. In view of the earlier posts about your fangs and V shaped fringe --- you may be the only one with an actual broomstick. Have you any spares for the rest of us please?
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Thursday 26 March 20 10:08 GMT (UK)
Noooo, just the handle or stele ,as they are known hereabouts.
It is painted gold, and has been used for as long as I can remember,the first occasion was Victory,then the funeral of GeorgeVI ,and The Queen’s Coronation and Jubilees etc.
The next time sadly will be her funeral
I have two flags a newish one and one that was flown at half mast for Queen Victoria’s funeral.
I was not there you understand! It has come down through the family.

There is a scam circulating ,looks very authentic ,about Government  payouts .
Asks for details etc .One word does look suspect “ relieve“ when relief would seem the more correct.
My daughter has just sent it to me .
I don’t know how to put it on here or I would of course.
Cheerio folks .
Off to do another batch of cooking.
Got quite a few onions so before they go soft I am going to soften them and freeze in portions for with any meat I can get for stews.
I got a bag ,not huge but quite a lot before the emergency was declared as such.Still a good few left.
I could make a fortune ,selling them at extortionate prices like the greengrocer in Dad’s Army.
I won’t though.
 Viktoria,
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 26 March 20 15:13 GMT (UK)
My cherry tree is keeping me cheery!

Roger

I pass a cheery tree in Glasgow on one of the routes to hospital. I mean cherry tree, although cheery is also correct. I'm going by in a car so unable to pause under it.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 26 March 20 15:17 GMT (UK)
Quote
The virus needs cooler conditions so hot drinks  regularly throughout the day are very beneficial.Every 15 minutes ideally.
 

If I have a hot drink every 15 minutes I'll be in a lock down in the toilet.  ;D ;D

I heard this but doubt efficacy. What's the source?
I'm supposed to drink plenty of water & have been making frequent visits.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 26 March 20 15:26 GMT (UK)
Oh Groom -- I thought that too! I also wondered if there were toilet facilities at our picnic site.

Don't think many of us are coming actually. The usual party goers are very quiet at the moment.

I need facilities. See previous post.
I'm not partying weekdays. Exception may be Tuesday 7th April and/or Wed. 8th, depending on how I feel. I had a celebratory outing planned for 9th but it's postponed for the foreseeable. The only event on my calendar for Wed. 8th April is putting out the food caddy; that's providing food caddy collection continues. The other event that day has been cancelled- garden bin collection.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: groom on Thursday 26 March 20 16:29 GMT (UK)
I've been in demand today - 6 phone calls from my great nephew asking for help with his school work. Twice about the history he was doing and 4 times about some maths he didn't understand. It's quite difficult trying to explain over the phone.

I live in a quiet cul de sac, which has is even quieter now and I've been watching the neighbours doing PE with their children (separately). One lot were out there skipping and the other was playing football with his dad.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 26 March 20 17:07 GMT (UK)
We will all be clapping at 8pm tonight I hope - before going on to Viktoria's midnight party with flags and 'broom' handles!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Thursday 26 March 20 17:13 GMT (UK)
Accidentally "gate-crashed" this - didn't even see the original "Party Thread".

Are you going to throw me out? There's a really old bottle of Dubonnet, lurking at the back of a kitchen cupboard, and an equally geriatric bottle of Cinzano something-or-other near it that you are welcome to add to your bar stock if you can prise them open.
Not much idea about party wear as seem to have spent every fine day recently slogging in the back garden, and fallen asleep much easier than usual each night - through boredom or being worn out!
TY
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 26 March 20 17:49 GMT (UK)
Welcome TY!

We were originally on the Coronavirus thread - but got chucked off that as we were trying to lighten things up a bit and give everyone a smile during this  'dark' time - so a Party Topic was started.

We have lost original party goers onto other threads - such as Brown Bin Collections! Hence the more the merrier -- if you have any mates (and I am NOT inferring that you haven't!!) -- please bring them along.

We have had several 'themes' for the various parties and are running out of ideas.

Current theme was suggested by that naughty Viktoria -- midnight party (!) -- with flags waving on the end of broomsticks. No dress code has been mentioned - so you can wear what you want. Jolly jazzy pyjamas will do if you are in bed! (Presumably patterned with union jacks). (Why is it called Union JACK I wonder - who was Jack?)
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Thursday 26 March 20 18:23 GMT (UK)
How about a tasteful rather stretched, thin elbowed woolly jumper, grey sandals, and a rather dirty (with soil, I hasten to add) beige corduroy skirt that's seen many better days? Gardening kit. (Dressing down is the new dressing up, dontcha know?)

TY
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 26 March 20 19:11 GMT (UK)
TY -- I always thought you were a male from your user name! But if you are wearing a skirt then I may have been wrong (but not necessarily).

If dressing down is the new dressing up - then I've been really posh for the last few days.

So glad you have joined the party -- now where is everyone else? We could really do with some good laughs to cheer us all up at this difficult time.

Rishile -- where have you gone - we need you back with your innovative ideas.

Also no-one has answered the question - Who was Jack? As in Union Jack.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Thursday 26 March 20 19:21 GMT (UK)
Well MrsC debunked the supposedly NHS Wales advice re Corona Virus.
It truly looked authentic and was principally for health workers,from a hospital in Tenby.!
Told you I was daft.

Are we all clapping tonight?
Is it inside or out, don’t be having me standing on the step in splendid isolation.
They will take me away !
Now this party, is it settled ,vampire or Er, mmmm( you know—— the other  :o:o?
I am ready for every eventuality.
Have a good time everyone and “ see you there”.
Viktoria.

Oh. PS, not sure but the Jack part is I feel sure is to do with the Royal Navy.
Possibly the name of small flags as the Union Jack is also properly known as The Union Flag, from the time180—( early 19C ) when Ireland  was incorporated into the Union.
 It sounds naval.The Jack part does.
Viktoria.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Michael J on Thursday 26 March 20 19:23 GMT (UK)
The Union flag gets its popular name of Union Jack because in the RN it is flown from the jackstaff – the short mast at the very front of a ship.

I'm not sure where Jack fits in though.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Thursday 26 March 20 19:40 GMT (UK)
Thanks Michael,
Isn’t Naval terminology fascinating.
We bought my son when aged 14 a super kit of Victory,it was magnificent .
Absolutely exactly reproduced.
The names of the sails and all the ropes, a full plan if the rigging was a
lesson in itself and so many terms adopted into everyday language ,the origins long forgotten.
Flemish mares and Flying horses I seem to remember.
I stress the  “ seem”.
Thanks for the explanation .
Viktoria
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 26 March 20 19:50 GMT (UK)
Well there is Jack Tar as well which is a sailor -- so it makes sense.

Tommy was a soldier. Also Tom, Wotsit and Harry may or may not come into this.

I am clapping with a serving spoon on a pan -- the pan was suggested to me - as I had thought of a bucket -- pan much better idea from one of the many people cleverer than I can ever hope to be.

See you later Viktoria in your witches gear - unless you decide on the 'other' suggestion!!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Michael J on Thursday 26 March 20 19:50 GMT (UK)
Victoria, my only connection with the RN is that my brother-in-law was in the Royal Marines & in 1967 showed us round HMS Victory when he was stationed on that ship. It was most unreal seeing the plaque on the deck where Nelson was shot & the bulkhead below where he died.

Michael.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Thursday 26 March 20 20:24 GMT (UK)
When we went round there was a Marine and a Sailor showing Groups round, there was friendly rivalry and such banter between them .
Nelson’s “ Cot “ was so tiny but he was a small man.
What a tragedy though, but I was a bit disgusted when I read his will in a biography,do you know all he left Emma Hamilton was the debt Lord Hamilton owed Nelson.
It was never paid to Emma by her legal husband but in those days a woman’s property was her husband’s anyway,and she died in Paris very poor and little more than a “ lady of the night”.
I found that dreadful .
Nelson also was not good to his wife , poor soul ,he could not have loved her.
But yes, Victory is magnificent .
I hope to see it again.
Viktoria.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: antonymark on Thursday 26 March 20 20:32 GMT (UK)
"Nelson fell here"  -  Yes, he tripped on that brass plaque!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Thursday 26 March 20 20:41 GMT (UK)
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Viktoria?
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Thursday 26 March 20 20:50 GMT (UK)
"Nelson fell here"  -  Yes, he tripped on that brass plaque!   ;D ;D

Ooo you just can’t keep a good woman down  ;D ;D  ;D >:( ;D ;D Best laugh I’ve had a day..thank you👏🏻
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Thursday 26 March 20 21:07 GMT (UK)
History lesson coming up  ;D

Now, this goes back to the days of sailing ships. The jack is the little flag flown at the top of the mast above the ensign, the identifying flag. Also the small flag flown from the jack staff on the bow of the ship, includes signalling flags.

Wales isn’t on the Union Jack/flag because it was a principality of England when the political union of England, Scotland and Ireland was formed using the crosses of the patron saints of St Andrew, St George, and St Patrick

Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 26 March 20 21:11 GMT (UK)
Thank you Suey -- that's great information. I had never known that.

Do you think that, inadvertantly - you may have suggested a theme for the next party?
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Thursday 26 March 20 21:13 GMT (UK)
Just off to get ready , you won’t recognise me, honestly .
I will be transformed but———into what!Aha!
I had some fishnet tights once , one size fits all,well being very slender
part way through the evening they had migrated out through the open toes of my high heeled shoes.
One guest was laughing , I said  they were supposed to be sexy , he      said” they are not” . He got to do the washing up !
So watch it!
So see you later folk ,bringing my Rolling Stones LP,
I can’t get no o satisfactio on —-
Viktoria.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: suey on Thursday 26 March 20 21:44 GMT (UK)
Thank you Suey -- that's great information. I had never known that.

Do you think that, inadvertantly - you may have suggested a theme for the next party?

I believe Pirates and Princesses parties are quite the thing. As long as the ship stays moored to the shore I’ll come  ;D 

Must see if I can find that broomstick, so I can join Victoria; put it away after one of the RChat Halloween parties along with a very fetching pair of striped tights.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 26 March 20 22:24 GMT (UK)
Dread to think what Viktoria will be wearing at midnight.

For the maritime party I'll wear bell bottoms.

Clarification; -- wide trousers with bells around the hem (not around the bottom!) -- I will jingle.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 26 March 20 23:02 GMT (UK)
Do you want to borrow bells from my morris costume? They are large and jangly.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 26 March 20 23:03 GMT (UK)
TY -- I always thought you were a male from your user name! But if you are wearing a skirt then I may have been wrong (but not necessarily).

I made the same mistake when I was new to RootsChat. Must have been thinking of hunky truck drivers.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Viktoria on Friday 27 March 20 08:56 GMT (UK)
Gosh! That must have been some party!
I don’t remember a thing about it!
What did I do?-Assuming you recognised who was doing what!
I arrived home somehow ,but woke up in a wheelie bin,one of mine thank goodness so at least clean,washed out on Wednesday,after collection.
The last thing I clearly remember was standing at the front door clapping the
NHS.
Just going to switch TV on ,to see the latest news.
If only I had some Paracetamol,never again !
Well not until the next time!
Viktoria——I think!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Friday 27 March 20 17:44 GMT (UK)
Pennines / Maidenstone : I've checked, I'm certainly female! Always have been.
-how come I spread such confusion?
signed, confused TY of Yorkshire....
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Top-of-the-hill on Friday 27 March 20 18:06 GMT (UK)
  I seem to have guessed that you were female! I suppose if an idea gets lodged in the brain it is hard to shift it.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Friday 27 March 20 18:59 GMT (UK)
TY -- I must confess to surprise that you needed to check!

Really sorry about mistaking your gender - it was simply your username - I seem to associate the name Threlfall with beer -- which in turn, I associate with men. Was there Threlfalls Brewery - or similar, or have just made that up?

My sincere apologies.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Friday 27 March 20 21:44 GMT (UK)
I see the Rootschat Arms has opened up as a topic -- rivalling and will probably overtake this Party topic.

We might as well go there!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Friday 27 March 20 23:43 GMT (UK)
My cherry tree is keeping me cheery!

Roger

I pass a cheery tree in Glasgow on one of the routes to hospital. I mean cherry tree, although cheery is also correct. I'm going by in a car so unable to pause under it.

I looked properly at the cherry tree this morning en route to hospital and saw it was the front one of 3. Either that or I'm seeing in triplicate. There's a cherry tree right outside the hospital entrance which I hadn't noticed until today.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Saturday 28 March 20 15:38 GMT (UK)
Yes, Pennines, there was a Threlfalls brewery, Liverpool / Salford areas, mostly. It took over Chesters, and a few others, and was itself taken over by Whitbread. And, no, I've never ever tasted any of it. My father said it was more or less aimed at industrial workers in Victorian times, as end-of-day thirst-slaking.
_And, no, I've never ever had the slightest confusion - always female.
TY
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 28 March 20 16:23 GMT (UK)
Oh thank you TY -- I don't know why I have heard of Threlfalls Brewery. It's not local to me and I never drink beer!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Saturday 28 March 20 16:24 GMT (UK)
All useless information cheerfully supplied.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 28 March 20 18:03 GMT (UK)
Useless information is good at this time -- we will all be filing it somewhere and may be glad of it in the future, if we get a certain question in a quiz!!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Sunday 29 March 20 15:40 BST (UK)
... Now there's an idea!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Sunday 29 March 20 16:42 BST (UK)
TY -- what do you mean please? A party quiz?
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Sunday 29 March 20 17:12 BST (UK)
Don't know. Just anything that keeps us from worrying about C******** is a good idea in my book.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 01 April 20 21:33 BST (UK)
Just reporting to our party after an absence of a few days.

My hairdresser rang today to confirm (as expected) - that my forthcoming appointment for a cut was cancelled.

Hence I'll be coming to the party as a mop head.

In a few weeks I'll be turning up as Rapunzel --- but I DON'T want anyone climbing up my hair!

(Quiz question - who climbed up Rapunzel's hair? I realise I could google it - but I seem to remember that somebody did.)
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: a chesters on Thursday 02 April 20 00:57 BST (UK)
You can send me some, I am in serious need of more hair :'( :'(
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 02 April 20 07:45 BST (UK)
Brilliant solution, a chesters --- I will see to that for you pronto.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: KGarrad on Thursday 02 April 20 07:54 BST (UK)
My granddaughters, now 6, declared some time ago that they wanted to grow their hair like Rapunzel!
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Trees on Saturday 04 April 20 15:00 BST (UK)
If you are worried how long your hair is growing just now consider donating the excess to "Little Princesses " after this is all over
https://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair/
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Saturday 04 April 20 15:37 BST (UK)
If you are worried how long your hair is growing just now consider donating the excess to "Little Princesses " after this is all over
https://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair/

Some adult cancer charities accept hair too. I began cutting mine months ago in preparation for losing it. I saved it for birds. I decided to do it early so that birds would get chemical-free hair. 
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Saturday 04 April 20 16:25 BST (UK)
Thank you Trees for telling us about this charity. It is not one I had heard about.

Understandably their website says that they cannot accept hair donations at this difficult time --- but it is certainly a charity well worth supporting in the future.

Maiden Stone --- may I extend my very best wishes at what must be a very challenging time for you. I do sincerely hope that all goes well and you come out of the other side back to full health.

Kind Regards to you.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Saturday 04 April 20 16:30 BST (UK)
Pennines  :)
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Trees on Saturday 04 April 20 17:02 BST (UK)
Two of my son's girl friends have donated to the charity it is doing wonderful work as do the adult schemes . Maiden Stone I also send you love and best wishes for a complete recovery. It was a good thought to help the nesting birds too. I put the hair off my brush and  moss out along with  the feed and water never see it being collected but it does disappear so I hope it is being used.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Maiden Stone on Sunday 05 April 20 11:40 BST (UK)
Thanks, Trees. I'm feeling OK. I might host a virtual party later this week to mark the end of treatment.
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Trees on Sunday 05 April 20 12:09 BST (UK)
Oooh another party can I come please? Just tell me what to bring umm not too much spare lying around but maybe I could make some paper hats.
At the end of the war  I was woken up by a man telling mum to put the kitchen table and chairs out side so all the children in the street could have the party of their lives.It was V.E. DAY. The photo I still have shows how a stack of orange boxes  became a make shift side board and we wore newspaper hats the photo is on our web site http://mcmullin.me.uk/places/castle_brom.html
Title: Re: Party thread - All welcome
Post by: Pennines on Friday 10 April 20 11:31 BST (UK)
I wasn't sure where to put this post (be careful how you reply to that!!)

Yesterday Prince William and Kate did a video appearance to young pupils and the staff in a school in Burnley, Lancs.

One little child asked Prince William.......

'The first King William was William the Conquerer, what do you want to be called?'

Prince William replied that he wasn't sure he could answer that!!

I just thought it was funny and wanted to share it with the party goers.