I’ve just joined … because most online forums (I refuse to say fora … when we adopt a foreign word into the English language there is no need to adopt irregular foreign plurals rather than giving them good regular English plurals … so it’s forums, stadiums, premiums etc. as far as I’m concerned)
Now, where was I? Oh yes … most online forums seem to be stuffed to overflowing with people young enough to be my children if not my grandchildren (not that I have any of either … ) and I have so few reference points in common with either of them.
So, yes … I grew up watching Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men, Mary, Mungo and Midge, and Trumpton ("Time flies by when you’re the driver of a train, and you ride on the footplate there and back again … ), and replying “Yes” when the Listen With Mother reader asked “Are you sitting comfortably?”.
If the preceding paragraph means something to you all, then I guess I’m among friends here (or, at the very least, among people who share my cultural reference points … )
Any friend of Bill & Ben is a friend of mine. Not sure about weed though, she was a troublemaker.
Hello and welcome to you “Digger”.
Enjoy your time on here.
Hello Shelfordian a warm welcome to Over50sForum…
I’m from the “Listen with Mother” era so I qualify as being and “Oldie”
I hope you enjoy the forum…
Hey … can everyone please stop calling me Digger!
The profile form asked me for my nicknames so I thought i had to include something … that’s what people called me at school (well, the polite ones … ) but I never really liked it!
(I do, however, like the fact that people here seem to take the trouble to read other people’s profiles … )
Good morning (just) Digger matey and welcome.
A warm welcome from me shelly.
Sorry it just sounds nicer.
You can scold me if you like.
Hello Digger welcome…
I must be one of the only children in history who loathed Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men, Mary, Mungo and Midge, and Trumpton I thought they were childish nonsense :shock:
I tolerated Muffin the Mule …
Lassie was more my style I was clearly a precocuous child…
Hi Shelfordian .
Where in Bedfordshire?
I thought that was a sexual offence or even bestiality…
Welcome to our forum, we are a friendly bunch on here.
We are all of the age on this forum to have watched Bill & Ben, Muffin The Mule and Listen with Mother.
Great chatting to you.
Welcome and post away