Monthly Archives: July 2004

Neighbourless…

Our neighbours on both sides are away at the moment, as are our neighbours from across the street, had they been away during the last 2 weeks of June, we would have been almost totally neighbourless, as a popular Australian soap was off our screens for that time, due to Wimbledon.

This wiblog however seems a popular place to come for Neighbours spoilers (and having typed that, I suspect it will be more so). I can only point you in the direction of this page, as it’s where all my info comes from.

In other news, Chalky was astute enough to spot that we’ve swapped our internet dvd rental subscription to a different firm – we are finding them better, although the fact that they don’t work weekends is slightly annoying, Chalky (or anyone else that knows us), if you want a free 4 week trial, drop us a line… advert over.

We still have houseguests, building work never keeps to schedule, it’ll be odd not to have them around when they do go now.

Although our reading group is supposed to be reading Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, many of us are finding it hard going, I’m yet to get past the first half-page. Any encouraging comments from people who have finished it would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, and in other news, my little brother has managed to find a girlfriend with the same name as me, I think he’s finding it odder than I am. (For the record’s sake that name is Emily, not Lemly, in case you were thinking there were two of us out there, when in fact, there are none… that I know of).

Oh, and the teddy bear biscuits turned out wonderfully, thanks Nigella (or can I call you Nige?).

Senior Moments…

If anyone should be having them, it’s the couple staying with us who celebrated their ruby wedding anniversay over the weekend, not me, but I started writing this wiblog entry before, and seem to have forgotten what I was doing and gone elsewhere on the internet. It’d be fine if I could remember what I’d written…

Much baking has been taking place in our kitchen, in order to celebrate the aforementioned anniversary, tonight, the tradition carries on as I attempt to be Nigella, and make some iced biscuits for a Teddy Bear’s picnic tomorrow morning.

Been buying dvds today, that’s the trouble with joining a movie rental club, you start wanting to buy more films. (btw if you know me and want a free month’s trial of that rental club, let me know), wasn’t sure whether to buy Peter Pan or Holes to fill up the 3 for 2 deal, I went for the latter, it better be good.

Neighbours is getting faster paced by the day, I’m not sure I’m up to date with everything that’s happening, and I read enough spoilers to usually know months in advance (and I watch every day, without fail – I’ve not missed one in years). Maybe I’m just getting old…

Arrivals and departures

We’re set to have a house full this week, with 3 guests as a result of graduation and dry-rot. The spare rooms are being cleared out as we speak, much stuff that we should have got rid of before moving. I think it might be enough to make it worth making an appearance at our local car-boot sale on Saturday.

Our reading group went well, as ever. Most people seemed to enjoy ‘An Equal Music’, that must be a first (although I suspect those that didn’t like it didn’t come).

Sad news, a lot of people my age and a bit younger will recall Paula as a regular on ‘Going Live’. Many more will remember her books, which will continue to entertain kids like you and me for many years. So long Paula.

A life cut even shorter was that of Stewart Adam, just starting out in his career, playing a mechanic in Neighbours (and we all know where that can lead.

And talking of Neighbours, thanks for the comment Nelly, if you think Izzy sank to new depths last week – keep watching…

No visitors

To either my house or my wiblog. This is because I’ve been ill, so not updating or answering the door. Ah well, better now.

It seems that TPTB at Grundy have in their wisdom decided to reintroduce Stefan Dennis to the cast of Neighbours (don’t it make ya feel good?) to begin celebrations of the show’s 20th year in Oz. For those of you with poor/non existant memories of the early days (some would argue the heyday) of this soap, Stefan Dennis played the evil Paul Robinson, last seen in 1993 fleeing to Brazil after being caught involving his brother in law in a fraud-scam.

And if that doesn’t interest you, maybe you’d like to vote for your favourite film soundtrack of all time in the world ever? Your choice is completely up to you, obviously, and I’d never try to influence it, but if you’re stuck for a title, then my May 8th 2003 entry might give you a few clues.

Becki out.