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Old 30-01-2013, 09:28
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Lovely day who has had a fascinating life.
We loved it & we are looking forward to next week's programme.
Yup, didn't expect to enjoy it quite as much as we did, very interesting and she's very engaging and a pleasure to watch.
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Old 30-01-2013, 09:30
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I loved it. I put it on as there was nothing else to watch, and i was gripped. A wonderful lady.
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Old 30-01-2013, 09:46
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Will it be repeated? I expect it will eventually but I mean anytime soon?
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:39
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Have not been watching as fed up with cooking programmes, way to many.

But i remember her from House party many many years ago

Only a few came from that show into stardom.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:18
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Will it be repeated? I expect it will eventually but I mean anytime soon?
Not sure, but it's on Iplayer now.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:47
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I loved it. I put it on as there was nothing else to watch, and i was gripped. A wonderful lady.
Same as, we stumbleduppon it but it was very engaging and she is such a charming woman, delighted there is more of this to look forward to next week.
The stories about the dinners in the magazines were fascinating.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:47
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Whoa what is that white frying pan she is using (white on the inside)?

My kitchen needs that!
This is similar.

It definitely had a detachable handle.
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Old 30-01-2013, 13:20
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Really enjoyed it. I didn't realise she came from such a well to do background. Her early childhood looked very Blytonesque but she certainly had her problems in life. She seems to have been overlooked and ignored in school because she wasn't academic as well as having to miss a lot of school because of polio.
I know one of her sons died in a car crash when he was a teenager which must have been absolutely horrendous for her.

I loved the scene of her and her two brothers in the boat. It was just gorgeous.

BTW I don't remember the bit about knitted swimsuits??
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Old 30-01-2013, 14:20
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This is my first message EVER on DS, so HELLO everyone!!

What a lovely lady!! So warm and genuine.

I loved watching the programme to see Bath (my home!) looking so splendid

She is an amazing women with so many stories to tell.
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Old 30-01-2013, 14:54
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deleted, wrong thread.
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Old 30-01-2013, 15:58
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This is similar.

It definitely had a detachable handle.
63!!!! Blooming heck......!!!

On the plus side..been drolling over that Victoria Sponge she cooked yesterday, so much so that I`ve just made one...Yum I need drool no more
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Old 30-01-2013, 16:24
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Great programme I love Mary and she seems such a lovely lady . I always presumed Mary had arthrites in her hand and was very interested in the polio connection ,
Yes I thought that too - all the rubbing butter into flour.
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Old 30-01-2013, 16:49
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This is my first message EVER on DS, so HELLO everyone!!

What a lovely lady!! So warm and genuine.

I loved watching the programme to see Bath (my home!) looking so splendid

She is an amazing women with so many stories to tell.
Welcome! You picked a lovely first show to comment on!

Mary is such a stylish and glamorous lady and she has such a twinkle in those blue eyes you just know she'd be fun to be around!!
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:57
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Caught up on iPlayer today and thought it was a really interesting programme from a purely historical viewpoint. Mary's manner and reactions to various aspects through the programme were a bonus. I loved the bit where she and her friend were under the brollies, remembering the 'old times' when the friend said something about the camping trips where there were two tents, one for the boys and one for girls and Mary suddenly went all coy and muttered something like "Yes... but I'm NOT going to say anything about that" - I swear she went a bit pink as she turned away from the camera.....

The term "Saucy minx" sprang to mind.......
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:00
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aw mary berry.. what a lovely lady! teared up when she was saw the picture of her and her father on the horse. what a lovely thing for her to see after all those years. 'i feel like my father loved me after seeing the way he was looking at me'

looking forward to next week now.
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:14
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Someone asked about repeats. Both are repeated on the afternoons of 9th and 10th February.
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:23
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Thank you Mary Berry..lovely programme. Really enjoyed it. Especially enjoyed the Victoria Sponge I made today and have eaten a large slice of.
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:23
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Really enjoyed it. I didn't realise she came from such a well to do background. Her early childhood looked very Blytonesque but she certainly had her problems in life. She seems to have been overlooked and ignored in school because she wasn't academic as well as having to miss a lot of school because of polio.
I know one of her sons died in a car crash when he was a teenager which must have been absolutely horrendous for her.

I loved the scene of her and her two brothers in the boat. It was just gorgeous.

BTW I don't remember the bit about knitted swimsuits??
Even to this day if you are at school at not good academically or good at sports, you are often overlooked by teachers and other kids. Its good to show that you can make a real success out of your lift
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Old 30-01-2013, 23:20
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Welcome! You picked a lovely first show to comment on!

Mary is such a stylish and glamorous lady and she has such a twinkle in those blue eyes you just know she'd be fun to be around!!
Thank you
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Old 31-01-2013, 00:31
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Mary Berry = Houseparty = Southern TV
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Old 31-01-2013, 04:39
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It is a fascinating story. What a remarkable lifestory. Mary's mother's cooking skills and thriftyness during and after the war and her father's goals to be self sufficient were interesting in themselves.
The footage and photographs of the social history for instance, the treatment of the polio victims was more than I had ever seen or heard about on TV before, especially first hand from a victim, Mary herself.
It was a really nicely balanced well made programme and I am looking forward to the next part. One of those worth the licence fee programmes.
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Old 31-01-2013, 08:11
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I can imagine she was taken aback by the photo of her father on his horse.

If she was used to him not showing a lot, if any, emotion and then seeing him caught off guard like that ...
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Old 31-01-2013, 09:12
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If only more women could grow old gracefully as Mary Berry has. Still you you can't make a silk purse out of a Sour's ear can you?
I see so many hags walking around where a bit of grooming wouldn't go amiss but the trouble, that cannot easily be rectified, is the terrible speech and grammar that issues from their mouths when they speak. I suppose a lot is due to the genes however.
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Old 31-01-2013, 11:15
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If only more women could grow old gracefully as Mary Berry has. Still you you can't make a silk purse out of a Sour's ear can you?
I see so many hags walking around where a bit of grooming wouldn't go amiss but the trouble, that cannot easily be rectified, is the terrible speech and grammar that issues from their mouths when they speak. I suppose a lot is due to the genes however.
I'm not so sure that it's genes where speech and grammar is concerned, that's down to whoever it was who taught those people to speak in the first place.

You do, however, have a point about the grooming, or lack of it, and it does appear to follow a pattern. I'd best not say any more but there is a section of society who all seem to look alike, greasy hair scraped back into a thin ponytail, overweight and wearing tight leggings with a short top that emphasises the rolls of Michelin Man fat.

Now, back to Mary Berry. What a lovely programme and what a lovely lady. I was given a cookbook written by Mary when I was married in 1966 and I still refer to it forty-odd years on. I'm looking forward to next Tuesday's programme when we see her rise to fame through the wonders of television.

I thank The Great British Bake Off for giving her a further chance to reach the general public, the younger ones who weren't around when she first hit our screens. I also thank her for introducing me to Paul Hollywood. Am I jealous of you, Mary Berry? You bet your sweet bippy that I am!!
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Old 31-01-2013, 11:20
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Didn't see it but would guess it was an enamal coated one
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=wh...w=1133&bih=682
I just brought a set of those back from Turkey - they're Italian iirc Eco cooking or something ( I've thrown the package) - didn't have time to try my ones out there& haven't been home long enough to try my imported ones! apparent you need less oil & they're non stick too. I just liked the colour & price as well.
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