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absent Fri 03-Jan-14 19:48:22

I dislike those "Best Movies of 2013" or "Funniest Animal Videos of 2013" lists. If I wasn't interested at the time, then I'm not going to care about them now. However, the one that has really got under my skin is "Sexiest Sportswomen of 2013".

Ariadne Fri 03-Jan-14 20:17:09

Oh dear, we haven't moved on very much, have we?

papaoscar Fri 03-Jan-14 20:22:29

I may sound a bit of a grump, which I am not, but I have become increasingly bored and disappointed with all those TV Christmas specials. They rarely measure up to the originals and usually fail to be much good. I suspect they are cobbled together quickly just to fill-in the yawning spaces in the Christmas schedules.

In fact, if you were to ignore the all the specials and endless repeats, most Christmas TV is becoming a bit of a bore, of use mainly as comfort material for the lonely. Perhaps there are just too many channels and not enough stuff with which to fill them, but where are all those good old family comedy shows of the past? I'm thinking of taking up knitting at Christmas in future, or even talking to my wife. If that fails I may even have to consider getting out of bed!

Lona Fri 03-Jan-14 20:29:18

Don't do anything rash papaoscar grin

Penstemmon Fri 03-Jan-14 20:54:05

Sadly cheap TV is the order of the day!

papaoscar don't be unkind, why spoil your wife's day by talking to her just because you are bored?

JessM Fri 03-Jan-14 21:29:00

oh this TV programmes that are just a list of top 50 whatsists are appalling and I am sure cheap as anything to make.
Perhaps we should have our very own Gransnet top 50 cake experiences or summit?
I'd like to nominate a freshly baked macaroon I had from a baker in Conwy about 5 years ago.

Ana Fri 03-Jan-14 21:42:38

Oh! Was that Vaughan's on High Street, Jess?

Ana Fri 03-Jan-14 21:52:19

No, I think it was Veale's actually.

Ana Fri 03-Jan-14 21:52:40

But it was a long time ago...

rosesarered Sat 04-Jan-14 15:11:00

papaoscar you are so right about television at Christmas. If it wasn't for Skyplus and all our dvds there would be nothing at all to watch, and we don't watch much tv as it is! Yes, do take up knitting next year, at least you would have a bobble hat to show for

JessM Sat 04-Jan-14 17:26:20

not sure ana just remember the cake...

Mamie Sat 04-Jan-14 17:38:50

Jess if you can get to Llanwrst there is a shop there that sells a magnificent Eccles Cake.

papaoscar Sun 05-Jan-14 08:49:01

JessM - into the ring I'll toss a magnificent iced bun I had last year. Fresh, huge and with moist spicy white icing!

papaoscar Sun 05-Jan-14 08:52:10

Mamie - the other day there was a repeat tv antique programme and they went to the Eccles cake factory where they turn out 50,000 a day of the little beauties. Glorious!

papaoscar Sun 05-Jan-14 09:03:02

Rosesareread - tv. I'm reading about something called 'streaming' which lets you watch on your telly anything you can get on the Internet, including YouTube who have thousands of old film clips, videos and tv programmes. They say its easy and free and just involves plugging a cable in from your computer into your tv. It sounds interesting.

LizG Sun 05-Jan-14 09:19:52

'technically' our TV will do that now but sadly the WiFi signal is not strong enough.

Australian Crunch from Pullins. Yummy!

Ariadne Sun 05-Jan-14 09:43:30

Streaming is absolutely great if you watch a lot of TV etc. I don't, but there is music too. DC and GC love it.

JessM Sun 05-Jan-14 10:54:37

A fresh buttery eccles cake is a fine thing. I think we should try to be specific about where these top 50 cakes can be had. I will consult google re bakers in Conwy...

Mamie Sun 05-Jan-14 12:35:39

Oh dear. Well OH says it was a bakers, but I think it was a posh deli in Llanwrst.
Here maybe?