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Old 01-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #11
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Just for you Aunt Bea. A true kitchen goddess, this is Auntie Beeb at its best and Fanny is sober

Bolas,

I love her! She reminds me of one of my Aunts! My Aunt looked the same from the time she was in her mid forties until the time she was in her mid eighties. She always had a cigarette in one hand, with a long ash that never fell when she gestured grandly, and a cocktail in the other hand that never seemed to get empty. My Aunt never cooked though, she would get us special treats from the bakery or take us to a grand restaurant for a dish of ice cream. She loved us and we loved her but none of us new quite what to do with the other. I think she always breathed a sigh of relief when we left!

The cooking show I follow now is Rachel Allen. I still miss the fat ladies and Delia Smith. I think Delia was from your area originally.

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Old 01-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #12
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On Netflix, I'm currently working my way through the series "Monarch of the Glen". A 30 something London Restaurateur, inherits his family's 35,000 acres and Castle. The estate is buried in debt and the new Laird is tasked with reviving the estate into a profitable business. Based on the refurbishment and income generating goals of a Scot Laird and his family's holdings and castle, it's a very well acted series. One of the characters makes me laugh like crazy. Duncan spends almost all his time running wildly in a kilt. If the guy moves 6 feet, it's at a dead run.

I give this series a 9 of 10 on the enjoyment meter!

one of my favorite lines so far is when a man and wife are preparing to return to town, she says; "Perhaps we can splurge and call a taxi". Her husband replies; "What? A needless expense! It's only 8 miles to town from here. A short walk!"
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:23 PM   #13
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Doc Martin
Inspector Morse
Rosemary & Thyme
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Upstairs, Downstairs
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Prime Suspect
Foyle's War
Bonekickers
Vera (actually anything with Brenda Blethyn)
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:26 AM   #14
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Fiona, I love all the series you mention. But I haven't heard of two of them, Bonekickers and Vera. What are they about? Hubby usually orders things that look interesting through Netflix.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:28 AM   #15
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New AbFab! We're anticipating its appearance on Netflix!
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:34 AM   #16
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I think humor can be very culture specific. I, personally, think it is odd that most English people I've known (especially of a certain age), just think that any man in drag is hysterically funny. My husband absolutely loved Benny Hill (thank heavens he hasn't ordered that on Netflix, or I might have to move out for awhile).
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:36 AM   #17
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Fiona, I love all the series you mention. But I haven't heard of two of them, Bonekickers and Vera. What are they about? Hubby usually orders things that look interesting through Netflix.

Bonekickers is very similar to Bones/CSI, anthropologists but with a healthy dose of fantasy and riddles. Vera is a detective, the blurb on the box says, "think female Columbo."
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I think humor can be very culture specific. I, personally, think it is odd that most English people I've known (especially of a certain age), just think that any man in drag is hysterically funny. My husband absolutely loved Benny Hill (thank heavens he hasn't ordered that on Netflix, or I might have to move out for awhile).

I agree, I find Benny Hill close to offensive, but Monty Python is hysterical. Maybe the times, too! Dad and Shrek like Benny Hill, but they also appreciate MP. Maybe it's a gender thing, too.
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They are both definitely on the list of "husband, order these from Netflix"!
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I think humor can be very culture specific. I, personally, think it is odd that most English people I've known (especially of a certain age), just think that any man in drag is hysterically funny. My husband absolutely loved Benny Hill (thank heavens he hasn't ordered that on Netflix, or I might have to move out for awhile).
I'm right there with you on Benny Hill. My Dad loved his show. I'd rather have my toenails pulled out with vise-grips than watch it.
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