When Jackie attempted to log in to our BBC iPlayer channel last night she was blocked by today’s title message. Initially perplexed she eventually twigged the problem. Bear with me and all will be revealed.
Of late Ellie has become rather keen on
Teletubbies, as shown on BBC TV.
In fact she enjoyed it with her mother this morning. She becomes very animated when watching, occasionally blows bubbles, waves her arms and legs about, and tries to say hello when the babies do.
When we tune in to iPlayer we have icons on which to click to select who is watching. We usually select D for Derrick. It now appears that her grandmother has added an E for Elowen. This had been left selected and she – as it seemed – wasn’t allowed to watch her great grandmother’s choice.
While awaiting a delivery of a few more paving slabs Martin was unable to continue with fitting them. He therefore spent the morning tidying the rose garden
in the company of Nugget Junior, who flitted to and fro from perch to perch.
Now we have stopped lighting the open fire the jackdaws have returned to the chimney pots.
This afternoon Stuart from Tom Sutton Heating fitted the immersion heater part and left all in working order.
I celebrated by recovering the photographs to the following posts:
As with all of these Sue W is sending me back the pictures from her links so that I can replace them into my new site.
This evening we all dined on succulent roast duck, crisp roast potatoes, sage and onion stuffing, firm Brussels sprouts and crunchy carrots with tasty gravy, followed by bread and butter pudding, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Gran Selone.
Wow, what a great meal!
I’m having dinner right now!
Thanks very much, Luisa
Things are looking up as long as Jackie quits looking for ineligible television shows. Pleased to learn teletubbies are still around. ???
HA! That’s so funny! 😀 Glad it got figured out! 🙂
Ellie is so so SO cute and seems she loves her show on TV! 🙂
Aw, on seeing Nugget, Jr.! Always fun! 🙂
Such beautiful, joyful photos today! Thank you for sharing them! 🙂
YAY for Sue for always being such a great helper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 ❤️
(((HUGS))) 🙂 ❤️
PS…Years ago, when movies would say “Parental Guidance” or “Parental Advisory” (at the start of a movie), my middle-aged hubby would call his senior-adult mom and ask her if he could watch the movie. Our kids and I thought it was hilarious…his mom, not so much. 😉 😀
Also, when a movie says “Mature Audiences Only”, we say to the TV…”Well, we’re gonna’ watch it anyways.” Implying that we ourselves are not mature. HA!!!! 😀 😛
Yes, we’re a weird bunch! 😀
Great jokes about age and TV, Carolyn. You seem well matched 🙂 Thanks very much X
You’re welcome very much. 🙂
Good to see that Ellie is well cared for when watching BBC 🙂 ! And it’s good to see Nugget, Jr back — that must be a sign that spring is comng soon!
Thank you very much, Janet
Dinner sounds so delicious! Yay for your heat being repaired and replaced posts too. Ellie is so adorable, hi Ellie! I always thought those tele-tubby things were creepy, I don’t think that is on over here anymore.
Thank you very much, John
Elowen’s such a lovely name
Thank you very much, Sheree
This seems like a special edition post. Elowen and Nugget Jr. both are so cute.
Thank you so much, Rupali
O wow, and there is a Nugget Jr. now. Ellie is so cute?
Thank you very much, Arlene
Awe! Cute. I love nugget Jr.
Thanks very much, Sherry
I didn’t know or had forgotten that Ellie is short for Elowen – a very beautiful name! I wonder what she would think of the robin who was keeping Martin company.
Thanks very much, JoAnna. Hopefully we will find out
My grandsons, who are now 25 and 18, used to absolutely LOVE Teletubbies. (I did too.)
Yay for the water heater! Happy that it is finally repaired.
Thank you so much, Zakiah
What a pleasure to see Ellie enjoying the Teletubbies! Nugget, Junior is looking very pert in his photogenic poses.
Thank you very much, Liz
You’re welcome, Derrick.
Hooray for the return of the hot water.
Thanks very much, Tootlepedal
It sounds as if your immersion heater problems, fingers crossed, may be over!
Thanks a lot, John
Ellie definitely seems to be enjoying her show. Congratulations on getting your heater fixed.
It’s wonderful to see Nugget Junior. Robins seem to be around on both sides of the Atlantic today. I like your jackdaws, too.
Thank you very much, Merril
Haha … I often get that measure on my YouTube channel … seems I need permission to watch the children’s video
Ellie is adorable.
Thank you so much, Bridget
Ellie is a delight! So great to see Nugget Jr back again and in the thick of things 🙂
Thanks very much, Rosaliene
I don’t suppose someone who watches Teletubbies would be able to watch much else! What a funny story!
Thanks a lot, Doug
I didn’t realize the Teletubbies still are around. I always thought they were just a bit — not creepy, but something. They’re certainly good fun for Ellie, thought. Between your progress on photos and getting the immersion heater fixed, only Nugget Jr. could have made things better — and he did!
Thank you so much, Linda. Too much like babies, perhaps?
I don’t think so. Babies evoke far more positive feelings!
Oh, the teletubbies! My younger daughter loved them so we bought Teletubby videos….. how foolish we were! I am pleased that your immersion heater and computer problems have been resolved, Derrick.
Thanks very much, Clare
Aww…Ellie is so adorable! Fantastic shots, Derrick. I loved the gorgeous photos of Nugget Jr! I’m happy to see him again. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks very much, Jill. We never forget you named his Dad
That makes me happy, Derrick. xo
Teletubbies, Ellie, Martin, Nugget, and a great meal. What a surprisingly fun day!
Thank you so much, Val
sounds like a great day all round.
Thanks very much, Gwen
It’s not bloomin’ fair! I’m sat here munching on rice crackers with cheese and slurping a pre-dinner wine (Coonawarra shiraz) and then I read the menu at Chez Jackie and Derrick. Well, I have left over barbeque chicken and an assortment of raw vegetables as my evening meal. Sigh.
Ellie is so darn cute, and active! <3
Thank you so much Yvonne 🙂 X
Ellie is too cute! Seems like Martin has good company ??
So glad you got your hat water back.
Thanks very much, Andrew
How cute Ellie is as she watches Teletubbies. Wonderful to see Nugget Junior. So glad your heating system is fixed. Yikes, what a time you had.
Thanks very much, Laurie
Ellie is so adorable and her sweet animated face. Hooray for the heater being repaired.
Thank you very much, Eugi
What an adorable granddaughter you have!! Welcome back, Nugget! Happy Feb. 1st, Derrick. Hugs to you! We’re getting plowed out this morning. Hooray!!
Thank you so much for these comments. I trust the plowing will go well.
Amazingly enough there was a lot of controversy over Teletubbies here! I think Ellie shows that they work exactly as they were intended–for babies. Those who read nefarious schemes into them clearly had those schemes in their own heads.
Quite so, Elizabeth. Thank you very much for this
Those are adorable photos of Ellie enjoying the Teletubbies! Little Ellie brought a smile to my day, too. Martin hard at work, one of Nugget’s descendants and jackdaws on the chimney pots are all wonderful things.
Thank you so much, Lavinia
I read this yesterday and could have sworn blind I’d commented already!
Lovely to see Nugget Junior.
Oh, and Ellie, so engrossed, just lovely seeing her attempting to comunicate.
Thank you so much, Sue
Ellie is so cute!!
Thank you very much, Aletta
What a beautiful baby!
Thank you very much, Kim
Those are delightful pictures of Ellie glued to Teletubbies. It feels good to see Nugget Junior although it never fails to invoke memories of the original robin.
Thank you so much, Uma. Always good to read your thoughtful comments
The little adorable child seems to be extremely alert and actively enjoying her entertainment.
Nice to see Nugget Jr to reappear.
It is, Thank you very much, Dolly
Since the kids grew up I have had no excuse for watching Teletubbies. This, to be honest, is something I have mixed emotions about, as I really miss them. The Teletubbies, that is. I was less concerned about the kids leaving.
Thanks very much, Quercus
Nice to see the generations represented – people and birds – and see you all flourishing.
Thank you very much, Susanne