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pandora
11th December 2015, 08:37 AM
OPEN THREAD - Feel free to add your images!

Most favourite show BORGEN (Sweden)
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I added white paint on front of both units to know which is DVD and which is TV in dim light.[/B]

Michael Crane's TOWNS (Saffron Walden)
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Saffron Walden
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No Brainer remote control designed to slide off lap like sleds! Who the hell designed them!
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(GalaxyS6 phone camera images)

Olybirder
11th December 2015, 09:28 AM
I approve of your favourite programme Mark. I really enjoyed Borgen, especially the first series. I like the intrigue and love it when Birgitte wrinkles her nose. :o

We have been treated to a long list of Scandi dramas on BBC4 on Saturday nights including Borgen, The Killing, Wallander and, at the moment, series three of The Bridge. I also really enjoy the French offering, Spiral. I find them all totally engrossing, especially since the subtitles mean that you have to concentrate on every word. Having said that, I don't notice the subtitles after a couple of minutes.

You have found my weakness now, so I had better shut up. :)

Ron

Imageryone
11th December 2015, 09:58 AM
Do not possess a TV, so really can't comment. Could just say Saffron Walden is my home town :)

pandora
11th December 2015, 10:09 AM
I approve of your favourite programme Mark. I really enjoyed Borgen, especially the first series. I like the intrigue and love it when Birgitte wrinkles her nose. :o

We have been treated to a long list of Scandi dramas on BBC4 on Saturday nights including Borgen, The Killing, Wallander and, at the moment, series three of The Bridge. I also really enjoy the French offering, Spiral. I find them all totally engrossing, especially since the subtitles mean that you have to concentrate on every word. Having said that, I don't notice the subtitles after a couple of minutes.

You have found my weakness now, so I had better shut up. :)

Ron

Not sure which it is I like, Borgen or Birgitte? *hthrob1 ... she's so real, isn't she. I too love it when she wrinkles her nose! :rolleyes: (I also like her when she doesn't! :D)

We also have Wallander, The Bridge but not The Killing or Spiral as far as I know. I have watched Wallander on occasion but not one that I make a point of. Borgen screens very late Saturday night into Sunday, currently SBS is running 5 episodes back to back until 4:00AM so I record and watch them at my leisure (that way I can fast fwd through commercial breaks that I don't think you get in the UK, do you?

I think we must have similar tastes in entertainment, Ron. I also like Poirot ... who doesn't!

pandora
11th December 2015, 10:19 AM
Do not possess a TV, so really can't comment. Could just say Saffron Walden is my home town :)
I had never heard if Saffron Walden until tonight when MC featured it, and I still have no idea of just where it is, David.
From the aerial shot above it looks to be a lovely town and Michael Crane was chatting to the townsfolk over
some controversial expansion project of the town that most of them opposed.

I don't think there are many people who don't possess a TV.
Personally I am very selective as to what I view, and mostly choose and record shows from the program guide.

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A story featuring Margaret Thatcher's fashion sense
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Naughty Nigel
11th December 2015, 11:36 AM
The town of Saffron Walden is located in Essex, a few miles from Bishop's Stortford. It is a lovely old town, as many are in Essex.

There is also a hymn tune named Saffron Walden, written by Arthur Henry Brown (1830-1926), better known as the tune to 'Just as I am, without one plea'.

pandora
11th December 2015, 09:30 PM
The town of Saffron Walden is located in Essex, a few miles from Bishop's Stortford. It is a lovely old town, as many are in Essex.

There is also a hymn tune named Saffron Walden, written by Arthur Henry Brown (1830-1926), better known as the tune to 'Just as I am, without one plea'.
Thanks Nigel. I don't know the tune as I'm not into hymns although I was once a choir boy at St David's Cathedral, lured by the five shilling fee when we sang at a wedding. I resigned when it finally sunk in that on average there were at least a dozen or more obligatory choir practices per wedding, which works out to a miserable five pence an appearance!

Naughty Nigel
11th December 2015, 10:20 PM
Thanks Nigel. I don't know the tune as I'm not into hymns although I was once a choir boy at St David's Cathedral, lured by the five shilling fee when we sang at a wedding. I resigned when it finally sunk in that on average there were at least a dozen or more obligatory choir practices per wedding, which works out to a miserable five pence an appearance!

Five Shillings! :eek: We got Half a Crown (2/6d). *yes

pandora
11th December 2015, 11:17 PM
Taking into account the current exchange rate around 1947 I'd say you were more handsomely paid. It would be interesting to know what it was.

Naughty Nigel
11th December 2015, 11:28 PM
Taking into account the current exchange rate around 1947 I'd say you were more handsomely paid. It would be interesting to know what it was.

We had choir practice and Choral Evensnog six days a week, so weddings were a welcome bonus!

However, this was from 1964 to 1970 so I daresay inflation would have devalued our Half Crown just a little! :)

PeterBirder
11th December 2015, 11:39 PM
We had choir practice and Choral Evensnog six days a week, so weddings were a welcome bonus!



:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Love it.*chr

pandora
11th December 2015, 11:58 PM
We had choir practice and Choral Evensnog six days a week, so weddings were a welcome bonus!
However, this was from 1964 to 1970 so I daresay inflation would have devalued our Half Crown just a little! :):D:D:D:D:D:D:D Love it.*chr
Nigel and Peter, I opted out of the choir as soon as I realised it was a bad deal and that were I to continue as a superb boy soprano I was at risk of being forcibly made a castrato! :D

Google just told me that in 1947 our Australian pound was on parity with the UK pound. However, the Australian pound, introduced in 1910 and officially distinct in value from the pound sterling since devaluation in 1931, was replaced by the dollar on 14 February 1966. The rate of conversion for the new decimal currency was two dollars per Australian pound, or ten Australian shillings per dollar.

So considering the almost 20 year's difference in our respective eras, it's hard to say which of us was the better paid, Nige' *shrug *yes