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GinN Report 12 Sep 2013 10:39

I really enjoyed Sarah Millican's programme. She showed a different side to her personality, and her voice was a lot less strident than when she does her stand up routine. She's a fine Geordie lass! :-D :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 12 Sep 2013 11:07

She certainly is. Sarah had no frills about her really down
to earth. I was so impressed when she tried on the diving
suit and walked in the steps of her 4xgrt grandfather in

Emma :-)


Samantha Report 12 Sep 2013 11:52

I thought the episode with Sarah in was probably one of the better ones.

Trudging through all that snow, and her willingness to try the diving suite was really admirable, all in all an enjoyable episode.



Mauatthecoast Report 12 Sep 2013 11:52

I enjoyed Sarah's programme, as I guessed I would, as my maternal ancestors originated from Holy Island way,as fishermen,then coming to live in North Shields in the 1800s.

Couldn't help but be impressed at how proud Sarah was of her family. Jack and John were very brave men who lived and worked in dangerous places. It was very moving watching her reading of their tales.

Also nice to see a glimpse of Tynemouth village, must pop along to see historian, love to have her print my tree. So good. :-D


GeordiePride Report 12 Sep 2013 11:53

Emma - So you did catch the programme last night. Did you have your tissues out.

She came over quite well for a Geordie Lass didn't she. :-D :-D :-D ;-)



GoldenGirl1 Report 12 Sep 2013 11:57

GP she was lovely and I really felt for her
when she broke down reading about the
children who were left orphans. Very moving.

Emma :-)

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 12 Sep 2013 12:37

I saw the Sarah Millican episode of WDYTYA (haven't seen it for ages, I felt it was starting to get same-old-same-old). This episode I thoroughly enjoyed....what an interesting background she has.

I'm happy to see any of the chosen 'celebrities' develop a genuine interest, and I felt that she really cared about those ancestors of hers, just like we (GR folk) do.
I admired her for trying on the diver's suit, having a go in the snow shoes, and wanting to see the ice fishing....good on her, she's obviously a lass who hasn't let stardom go to her head and is not afraid of breaking a fingernail, so to speak :-0

I also admired those family trees which had been drawn up for her, very nice! :-)



Janet Report 12 Sep 2013 13:09

Must agree about the family tree which had been drawn for her, someone has a talent and I had wished that I could write as beautifully as the person who had produced it. Very nice.

I also enjoyed the program, but felt a bit queasy watching her in the diving suit, just imagine being 60 feet under the water wearing it......shudders... -jl


GeordiePride Report 12 Sep 2013 16:35

Janet - There are many brilliant calligraphists in Geordieland and I wish I was one of them. I would have my family tree framed if it looked like Sarah Millican's tree.


Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 12 Sep 2013 19:41

Me too GP I didnt turn green with envy honestly I didnt :-|

Anyway I have a dead nice website were me reallies sit all nice and proud :-D


JustJohn Report 12 Sep 2013 21:57

Found your tree, Hayley :-D :-D

Edit. Have removed the link to Halle Berry's tree.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 13 Sep 2013 06:29

mine looks a lot prettier than that one John, its got some photos and ref's vol numbers for BDM's and written information of their lives at time...where they worked how they lived and so on :-D


JustJohn Report 13 Sep 2013 09:13

Hayley :-D It would be very interesting to look at your tree as I am sure it would give me loads of presentation ideas. I am even toying with the idea of learning calligraphy and trying to do my trees like the lady did for Sarah Millican.

On Halle Berry's tree, I did note that a 9 x gt grandfather was BEAMSLEY in Boston. I remember from another WDYTYA (may have been Richard Madely's Canadian mother's family) that this same man was featured. He seemed to be one of the earliest settlers in Boston area.


GoldenGirl1 Report 17 Sep 2013 11:06

Last of the series next week with John Simpson the
BBC world affairs editor.
He thought his grt grandfather was Samuel Franklin Cody,
the Wild West entertainer who also was the first person in
Britain to conduct a powered flight, this was not the case.

Emma :-)


JustJohn Report 17 Sep 2013 15:32

Who is it this week?

Edit. Just remembered. It is Marianne Faithful, the lust (as opposed to love) of my late teenage years.

Wonder what you will all think of my taste in ladies? Has age been as kind to her as it has to me ;-)


GoldenGirl1 Report 17 Sep 2013 15:35

Wrote a piece up on Marianne Faithfull which you
had a thing for, or so you hinted.


Edit.....10th September post


JustJohn Report 17 Sep 2013 15:38

Sorry, Emma :-D :-D

You wrote at same time I edited. And you have a good memory ;-)


GoldenGirl1 Report 18 Sep 2013 11:27 if you need it :-D

Emma :-)


JustJohn Report 18 Sep 2013 19:14

Just hope she is as gorgeous as I remember her when I had a real crush on her :-D Wow, she was pretty.

Actually, for all that she has done, I think she is probably a very nice person and I hope that pleasantness will show through.

Really looking forward to it - hankie at the ready :-) :-)


JustJohn Report 18 Sep 2013 23:15

Marianne was quite lovely still, I thought. Had a pleasant surprise. I thought she looked better than she did 20 years ago. And wasn't she tiny?

But so upset by the content. Her poor mother and grandmother. I just could not imagine in my wildest nightmares 100,000 women in Vienna being treated like that at end of WW2. :-0 :-0