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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Casualties of War!

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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Casualties of War!

 

 

 

 The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Casualties of War!

 

 

Club notes: Tonight all the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching together again except for Lady Egality (Club Treasurer) who is visiting St. Petersburg with Sir Plym.

Club Minutes:

Apologies: Lady Egality

Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids,Miss Peppermint and our newest international virtual member: British Detectives from America.  (Actual): The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon

Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.

Announcements:

1. The Committee are delighted to announce the admission of our latest recruit to the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club – British Detectives – and we offer a very warm welcome.

2. Tonight, in honour of our loyal American branch, we shall be drinking Manhattans made by ..Me! Chicks ma, mi and min gave the Agent this book

cocktail book

for Christmas a couple of years ago and I have purloined it…

Here is tonight’s recipe – yum!

manhattan.jpg

3. A reminder to all Club Members – virtual and actual: don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting.

 Casualties of War!

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching:  Episode 4, Series 4

Casualties of War:

Plot:

March 1943: Foyle receives a visit from his goddaughter, whom he has not seen for 10 years, and her young son who is shell shocked from when his school was bombed. When she runs off leaving her son, Foyle must locate her. A new Assistant Commissioner is after Foyle to crack down on illegal gambling. Sgt. Milner is assigned to the case and goes undercover with mixed results. Milner sees two young lads gambling lots of cash and decides to find out where they’re getting their money. Foyle is also investigating a group of saboteurs. When a murders occurs near a military research facility, Foyle believes he has solved the crime but the new AC insists he release the subject in question. Foyle in turn feels he has only one option open to him. (Written by garykmcd)

http://www.imdb.com/

 Point of Naval Ettiquette:

The above web-site points out that the (costume?) director of Foyle’s War has made a bish. Captain Boothroyd is a naval officer with a moustache. In the Royal Navy, officers were (and still are) allowed either to be clean-shaven or else to have a “full set” (beard and moustache). A moustache on its own is *not* permitted.

To clarify:

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No wonder I’ve never seen David Niven in a film about the navy.

 

‘Casualties of War’ has this reassuring bit of dialogue …

George Woodridge: [to Brooke] “You can’t have people shooting each other in the middle of the night. It’s not right.”

 

Yours delighted to have this important point cleared up once and for all,

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The I.F.N.F.W C: Bleak Midwinter!

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The I.F.N.F.W C: Bleak Midwinter!

The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club:

Club notes: Tonight all the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching together again except for Lady Egality (Club Treasurer) who is visiting the Badminton Horse Trials today and tomorrow.     Club Minutes: Apologies: Lady Egality Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids and Miss Peppermint.  (Actual): The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations. Announcements: 1. The Committee are particularly looking forward to tonight’s episode –see below 2. Tonight we shall be drinking Coffee for a change – Fazenda Lagoa from Brazil – Coarse Grind, and described thus:

Fazenda Lagoa, Farm by the Lake, is as wonderfully flavorful as it is smooth and mild. Buttery and mellow with hints of peanut butter and cocoa that balance a light and sweet berry tone which rounds out the finish. This is a perfect choice for those looking for a full-bodied coffee without undue acidity.

I’ll let you know how many points out of ten we give it. We shall be eating Chocolate Chip Cookies because coffee and chocolate are such a scrummy combination. And I can cook them thanks to my dear sister-in-law, who years ago, took me in hand and gave me ‘The Silver Palate Cookbook‘ by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. The splats on the page are testament to how much Chicks ma, mi and min loved these cookies when they were little! choc.chip cookies.jpg

For anyone who’s feeling hungry, here’s a close-up of a recipe of total deliciousness:

choc. chip recipe.jpg

 

3. A reminder to all Club Members – virtual and actual: don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting. Here is ours for tonight!

we love foyle's war 2.jpg

 

 

Bleak Midwinter!

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club is watching (certain bits several times):  Episode 3, Series 4

Bleak Midwinter:

Plot:

  • December 1942: DCS Foyle investigates the death of Grace Phillips who died in what appears to be an accident in a munitions factory. Grace, who had been living with her boyfriend Harry Osborne, had become very sad of late and had mysteriously mentioned something about thievery to a fellow worker just a week before her death. Sgt. Milner’s estranged wife Jane, whom he’s not seen for over two years, visits him unexpectedly. Jane knew the dead girl and had important information for her husband, but she is killed while on her way to tell him. When evidence points to Sgt. Milner as the perpetrator, Foyle is forced to suspend him. Meanwhile the staff at the police station are overly preoccupied with the evidence gathered in a racketeering case – especially a plump turkey.

    http://www.imdb.com/Written by garykmcd

This is all very well but tonight, the Actual Members will not be thinking about the plot particularly because just look at this picture below! Any old Church? NO! It’s the one right at the end of this episode (1.31.44) when the ARP Warden wishes DCS Foyle a Happy Christmas. The exact same one ! In real life, the church is All Saints’, Odiham and is less than 3 miles away from Castle Coop!   All saints odiham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at this pub! Any old pub? NO!  Recognise The Bell? It’s in Odiham!

the bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And did you spot a sinister looking passage at 36.15? Where Mrs. Milner gets clonked on the head? I walk down there almost every day! I’m glad to report that actually it’s not creepy at all

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but if I feel daily life needs perking up a bit, I can always pretend that I’m Sam Stewart looking for clues to clear Sergeant Milner’s name, rather than just plain old Liberty Hen nipping along to Odiham’s library. How great is that!

A Disgruntled Resident:

A resident writing a grumpy  blog entry  about the downside of living alongside the filming has attached a picture of a signed photo of DCS Foyle which she was given as an olive branch. It made me laugh!

 

Yours, busy pressing the pause button to spot more bits our stamping ground,

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The I. F.N.F.W.C.: Bleak Midwinter

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The I. F.N.F.W.C.: Bleak Midwinter

The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club:

Club notes: Tonight all the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching together again except for Lady Egality (Club Treasurer) who is visiting the Badminton Horse Trials today and tomorrow.     Club Minutes: Apologies: Lady Egality Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids and Miss Peppermint.  (Actual): The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations. Announcements: 1. The Committee are particularly looking forward to tonight’s episode –see below 2. Tonight we shall be drinking Coffee for a change – Fazenda Lagoa from Brazil – Coarse Grind, and described thus:

Fazenda Lagoa, Farm by the Lake, is as wonderfully flavorful as it is smooth and mild. Buttery and mellow with hints of peanut butter and cocoa that balance a light and sweet berry tone which rounds out the finish. This is a perfect choice for those looking for a full-bodied coffee without undue acidity.

I’ll let you know how many points out of ten we give it. We shall be eating Chocolate Chip Cookies because coffee and chocolate are such a scrummy combination. And I can cook them thanks to my dear sister-in-law, who years ago, took me in hand and gave me ‘The Silver Palate Cookbook‘ by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. The splats on the page are testament to how much Chicks ma, mi and min loved these cookies when they were little!choc.chip cookies.jpg

For anyone who’s feeling hungry, here’s a close-up of a recipe of total deliciousness:

choc. chip recipe.jpg

 

3. A reminder to all Club Members – virtual and actual: don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting. Here is ours for tonight!

we love foyle's war 2.jpg

 

 

Bleak Midwinter!

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club is watching (certain bits several times):  Episode 3, Series 4

Bleak Midwinter:

Plot:

  • December 1942: DCS Foyle investigates the death of Grace Phillips who died in what appears to be an accident in a munitions factory. Grace, who had been living with her boyfriend Harry Osborne, had become very sad of late and had mysteriously mentioned something about thievery to a fellow worker just a week before her death. Sgt. Milner’s estranged wife Jane, whom he’s not seen for over two years, visits him unexpectedly. Jane knew the dead girl and had important information for her husband, but she is killed while on her way to tell him. When evidence points to Sgt. Milner as the perpetrator, Foyle is forced to suspend him. Meanwhile the staff at the police station are overly preoccupied with the evidence gathered in a racketeering case – especially a plump turkey.

    http://www.imdb.com/Written by garykmcd

This is all very well but tonight, the Actual Members will not be thinking about the plot particularly because just look at this picture below! Any old Church? NO! It’s the one right at the end of this episode (1.31.44) when the ARP Warden wishes DCS Foyle a Happy Christmas. The exact same one ! In real life, the church is All Saints’, Odiham and is less than 3 miles away from Castle Coop!  All saints odiham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at this pub! Any old pub? NO!  Recognise The Bell? It’s in Odiham!

the bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And did you spot a sinister looking passage at 36.15? Where Mrs. Milner gets clonked on the head? I walk down there almost every day! I’m glad to report that actually it’s not creepy at all

2014-05-15 16.17.12

but if I feel daily life needs perking up a bit, I can always pretend that I’m Sam Stewart looking for clues to clear Sergeant Milner’s name, rather than just plain old Liberty Hen nipping along to Odiham’s library. How great is that!

A Disgruntled Resident:

A resident writing a grumpy  blog entry  about the downside of living alongside the filming has attached a picture of a signed photo of DCS Foyle which she was given as an olive branch. It made me laugh!

 

Yours, busy pressing the pause button to spot more bits our stamping ground,

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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Bad Blood!

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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Bad Blood!

The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club:

Club notes:

Tonight all the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching together again except for Lady Egality (Club Treasurer) who is partying in London.

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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Invasion!

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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Invasion!

 The International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Invasion!

It has beensimply chucking it down with rain all day and I’m looking forward very much indeed to having a cosy evening tucked up on the sofa under a rug, ready to watch tonight’s exciting Foyle’s War installment. Bliss!!!

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Stop Press!

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Stop Press!

 

Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Stop Press!

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Home » Castle Coop News » Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: a War of Nerves!

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Home » Castle Coop News » Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: a War of Nerves!

 

 

 

 

 

A War of Nerves:

 

 

 

Club notes:

I am delighted to report that  The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman),Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon have returned safe and sound from their skiing holiday in Verbier with no broken bones.

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Home » Castle Coop News » Foyle’s War Club: “They Fought in the Fields”

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Home » Castle Coop News » Foyle’s War Club: “They Fought in the Fields”

 

 

 

Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: “They Fought in the Fields”

 

Club notes:

I am delighted to report that despite being busy skiing all day in the Swiss Alps and enjoying the wonderful combination of late snow and sun, The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman),Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon have not forgotten the members of our International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club.

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Home » Castle Coop News » The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: ‘Enemy Fire’

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Home » Castle Coop News » The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: ‘Enemy Fire’

 

 

 

Club notes:

Tonight I am absolutely relying on the International Branch of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club to come out in force.

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International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: ‘The French Drop’

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International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: ‘The French Drop’

 

 Club notes:

Unfortunately the weather has turned uncertain again. Last weekend, when the Agent and I were busy in the garden, the sun shone so brightly that I didn’t need a jumper on. Today it is so cold that our boiler has become has seized the day to make its importance felt and has gone on strike. Rather than face sitting huddled up under rugs and dogs tonight, the Graf von Blommehön (Chairman) has most kindly volunteered to host our Foyle’s War Friday Night Club meeting.

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Home » Castle Coop News » Foyle’s War Friday Night Club: The Funk Hole

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Home » Castle Coop News » Foyle’s War Friday Night Club: The Funk Hole

 

It’s Foyle’s War Night – HURRAH!

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War Games: Foyle’s War Club

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War Games: Foyle’s War Club

 

 

 

“War Games”

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Foyle’s War: Among the Few

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Foyle’s War: Among the Few

 

 

‘Among the Few’

Liberty Hen is delighted to be hosting the 6th meeting of the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club tonight.

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Home » Castle Coop News » Gone to the Dogs!

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Home » Castle Coop News » Gone to the Dogs!

 

 

Gone to the Dogs..

 

 

 

 

 

Given the temporary withdrawal of the Ox and Moose as a Castle Coop Night-life Entertainment Venue, the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club cordially invited the agent, Sir Plym and the Chairman of the Village Hall to attend last night’s   Club meeting.

Consider what was on offer:

  • The extremely genial company of Actual and Virtual Club Members
  • Delicious refreshments.
  •  An opportunity to watch Foyle’s War at its sparkling best – ‘Fifty Ships’ is a brilliant episode.

So did they accept our invitation with pleasure? No. They went to watch Greyhound Racing at Wimbledon Stadium taking Colonel Pyncheon  (our newest member) with them!!!!!

 

I.e. our partners in life and some dear friends, all of whom we love and trust, chose ‘Going to the Dogs’ in preference to joining our Foyle’s War Club meeting and coolly swiped one of our members into the bargain….What!!!!!!!!

The Graf, Lady Egality, Lady Sebright and I are simply speechless. There are no words to describe how we feel.

Yours silently,

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Keep Calm and Watch Foyle’s War!

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Keep Calm and Watch Foyle’s War!

The International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club

 

Tonight will be the 5th meeting of our Club. I hope all Members will have a great evening in and succeed in Keeping Calm in virtual Hastings!

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