Thought I’d start this thread. I see it was 2006 when I first posted - where have those years gone? I hope you’re all keeping well during this awful epidemic. No more Ardverkie visits for a while I guess.
We’ve been lucky to have weeks of glorious sunshine here in East Anglia but the temp has suddenly dropped. Remember when our MacDonalds were without heating? All wrapped up in the cellar trying to get the old boiler to work? I think it was Lexie who saved the day 😊
Looking across to the Isle of Arran yesterday there was Snow on Goat Fell peak and our bird bath was frozen over, for some reason since this lockdown don’t you think the weather been rather odd real extremes. If I remember right did Lexie get a big spanner and clobber the boiler to get it working?
Yes she did indeed. They were all freezing as the old heater had stopped. Lexie had gone on strike because of wages but she came back and fixed the boiler. 😁 There have been so many more birds in our garden this year so far, really beautiful, and we had a fox visit a few weeks ago. We’ve had no rain for 3 months here in the S.E. until today. Our garden really needed it.
Thought I would have a change of Scenery so I treated myself to DOC MARTIN series 1-9 box set, beautiful place Port Issac where the series is filmed, watch a few on freeview but like MOTG they seen to cover some series and not others so I decided to watch from the start, passes a good hour each night, Martin Clunes is superb in the role of the Doctor.
Hi Ayr41, I hope that you enjoy the Doc Martin DVDs as much as I enjoy the MOTG box sets. My workshops are on the outskirts of Port Isaac, and we often see the film crews passing up the lane, from the "studios" on the local farm, or using St Endellion Church, which is across the lane, as a setting for a Doc Martin event. I have never been to Glenbogle/ Aedverikie,but I am often in Portwenn / Port Isaac. Regards to all HM
We have been down to the Port Isaac area many times, and indeed have been there a few times when they have been filming. Like Ardverike it is just as lovely in real life as it appears on TV. Sadly I don't think we are going to be seeing either this Summer. It will be a great loss to both areas if there are no tourists this year I suspect, although hopefully it might pick up later in the Summer.
I hear they may be or have been doing a series 10 of Doc Martin, love the scraggy dog in the first three series, did a google and his name was Gremlin, unfortunately he passed away and they got a jack russell called buddy for the other series, just a bit of useless information.
I must admit Port Issac looks a lovely place to visit, but with my Knees it looks very hilly, would be lovely to have a look around, I noticed that there is an organised tour around the filming locations of Doc Martin, we were lucky enough to have a guided tour around the Ardverkie Glenbogle house some years ago which we really enjoyed, I had a look under the snooker table to see if there was a hidden bottle of Whisky??? Thought Hector might have forgotten about it.
To change the CHAT 2020 topic rather... Does anyone have any recommendations for the next thing that they enjoyed watching, as I am coming to the end of MOTG for the third time. I went on a sojourn to South Africa by watching the whole of Wild at Heart a couple of times, but the writing was not to me, for the most part, up to the standard of MOTG, and some of the characters really annoyed me, rather than amused me. Any suggestions anyone? Greetings from sunny Cornwall.
Wild at Heart wasn't too bad, great to see the scenery but the plot was a bit thin. Nice to see DCI Banks in a different roll!
Doc Martin was a great show, but he got pretty grumpy towards the newer seasons. I could hardly stand to listen to him harping on all the time, he was just miserable! I hope in the new season they make him nicer like he was in the old days.