FILM PRODUCTION BLOG » THE POX HITS W & G PRODUCTION!
Hi my name is Kate Munkenbeck and I am Production Coordinator on the new Wallace and Gromit film. I'm taking over the blog baton for a while while Beeky is away. Unfortunately, he has been hit with Chicken Pox which seems to be doing the rounds in Bristol at the moment. Hence - the image cordoning off his desk as a certified 'pox' zone!
The film is going well at the moment. We are due to go to London over the next few days to record some dialogue with Peter Sallis - who is 87 on Friday 1st Feb. Watch out for coverage on the 6'O clock BBC news!
lol poor beeky hope he's better soon, glad its going well (TAM) looking froward to more updates!
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whats wrong with me im never off here
Sorry to hear that Beeky is ill! Chicken Pox is no fun - and having it as an adult is worse I think.
Please say Happy Birthday to Peter Sallis!
Did Beeky get the Pox from working on Chicken Run? It took awhile to kick in if that is the case!
Poor Beeky! I hope he's okay! Can't wait! Tell Peter Sallis all the fans say Happy Birthday! Oh, I just can't wait!!!
Well "spotted", Fish
POOR OLD BEEKY
FEELS RIGHT PEAKY
SO HE'S GOT CHICKEN POX?
WHATEVER YOU DO, LOVIE,
STAY AWAY FROM STEVE BOX!
HEAVEN FORBID! HEAVEN FORBID! HEAVEN FORBID!
WE NEED YOU BOTH!
SERIOUSLY, HUNNY! GET WELL SOON, CHEEKY BEEKY! I HOPE YOU ARE BACK ON TRACK. RELAX WITH LOADS OF TLC AND MINTBALLS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GOLDEN VOICE OF PETER SALLIS! WAY TO GO!
PS: Katie - will it be on BBC News 24 as well?
hope your feeling better soon beeky, ooohhhh ssscccrratcchhhyyy!!!!! iiitttcchy!!!! ive still got scares from that, i call them my bullet wounds!!!
Take a chill pill, Josephine. Care to calm down by having a swim with me?
OOooh, conty! Did your mum drench your skin in calamine lotion when you had the pox? My gran and mum put it on me when I was a kid to ease the itch - but its drawback was the mess...and looking like an iced bun!
Cheeky Beeky! Get your missus/other half/significant other/mum/dad/district nurse (delete which is appropriate to you) to drench your skin in calamine lotion!!!!
If they run out of it in Bristol, I'll send you a red cross parcel from Stockport with plenty of it...and those legendary mintballs!
Hello, Josephine! Care for a swim!
Mark the Shark - I have taken my chill pill and will now accompany you to Acapulco where we can meet up with Fish and have a jolly good swim! Ya-hey!
To paraphrase a Danny Kaye song: You can never out-POX the POX... (The Court Jester is the film!)
By the way, will you be watching the BBC 6 O'Clock News later on, when birthday boy, Peter Sallis, will be on???
The BBC News ROCKS...
Right then! A quick dip and a paddle coming up!
Sock Eye Salmon
YEAH! Hey, Fish! Come in!
the lotion worked josephine, conty only had one or two scares on his tummy, but hes right they do look like bullet wounds!, he was lucky to only get a few scares as he was covered head to foot, ive got a picture of him covered in spots doing one of his belts for kerati, he looked like he had a bad case of achne
Poor lamb it sure is an awful dose! Those 'bullet wounds' sound nasty...conty could make up blood-curdling tales before telling the truth!
Is there no end to your son's talents, cinders1? Karate! What belt is he? Is he still doing it? Wow! I bet he sees off those no-mark bullies!
Fish, Mark the Shark and squigly squid! Bondi Beach here we come!!!!!
I'm here, sock eye! SSSSSSSSSPPPPPPPPLLLLLOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHH!
no he doesnt still do it, he got a couple of belts but i think his size is enough to keep bullies at arms lengh, hehe oh and his arms are long!!!! poor kids 6'3 and still growing, another martin johnson in the making i think!!! oohhh and the 6 nations rugby starts today, thats our veiwing sorted!!!!
yay!!! Bondi Beach it is!! I've never been. SPLISSSSHHHHHH SSPPPPLLLAAAAAASSSSHHHHHH. Oh...there goes one of my socks!
(btw...where in the world is Bondi Beach?)
I've never had chicken pox. If I did, I was probably a toddler, too young to remember. My mother couldn't remember either. I don't even know if I've had measles or not. Better knock on wood I don't get them!
cinders, conty is 6'3"? And he's only XX yrs. old? (I read it somewhere but won't repeat it here.) Is that 6 foot 3 inches? Or are you talking metric (if that's a ridiculous question, sorry I don't know my metric measurements)?
Squigly, which kind of measles haven't you had? I think there is a vaccine for the 3 day variety at least. It would be worth looking into.
Fish, I haven't a clue which one I've had or haven't had. I think I had a Rubella shot a very long time ago. Is that the same one?
Rubella is for German measles but the other jabs you can have is an MMR combined jab (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) hope this helps.
My wife worked for many years as a Doctors Receptionist!
Cavor is right, squigly. There is also now a mumps vaccine!
Thanks for the tip, Cavor.
Mumps is the only one I know for certain that I've had. I was 11 years old and old enough to remember. It just felt like a stiff neck. Maybe I just need the M (without the MR) vaccine.
Since we're on this threaad, I was wondering if there's a Chicken Pox vaccine?
Yes, there is. They came out with about ten years ago I think.
I definitely think that's worth lookin into. They say that if you don't have chicken pox as a child, that you're susceptible to shingles as an adult (same virus). I understand that shingles can be very painful, recovery time is long, and, in very serious cases, can affect your eye sight or even be fatal. Thanks for the info fish!
It's too bad Beeky didn't get his vaccine in time, eh? He's missing out on some vital production time for Trouble At Mill.
squigly yes 6 feet 3 inches!! i am the tallest in my year and the next, i very often get confused with 6th formers, its funny when i play rugby, everyone else comes up to my arm pits, pheww!!! and the other team always complains that i cant be in the same year as them hehe
Sorry, for me absence. Me and Leopard have been away at our third Musketeer's birthday party sleepover. Sorry!
hope you had a nice time sharky
Well, conty, I guess it makes sense that you're that tall. You need a body big enough to house all your different talents! I bet some basketball team would love to have you on their side. cinders, what have you been feeding him!
Hey, MTS. Did you have a Grand Day at the 3rd Musketeer's sleepover? It's no wonder the forums were so quiet this weekend!
squigley, anything and everything!!! belive this or not i buy at least 32 pints of milk a week, can be up to 42!!!! i think i pay our milkmans morgage!!!
when i had chicken pox mum rang her friends that were having babys to not visit as its not good for them to catch it, i dont know why though, i guess it must be bad for the baby?
It's bad for babies - they can get a lot sicker than older children. Now they've got a chicken pox vaccine over here in America at least. I don't know about the UK.
Thanks Cinders and Squigly! Oooh, I hope you're better Conty!
yes hes A ok now thankyou sharky!!! worn out and sound asleep!!!! hes been brake dancing and cross country today
lol, boogie on the dance floor!!
he showed me what hed been doing, and smashed a bulb in my kitchen!!!! good job his practice is in the school gym!!!
A cross country break dancer! Sounds groovy, cinders1! Do you think it will become an Olympic sport???
conty, you are in for a gold medal!
i doubt it!!! hes too big for brake dancing but hes not too bad considering im keeping my fingers crossed for him though with the discus, his teacher is going to give him some one on one lessons after school as he is showing great promise, seeing as he won everything last year, just got to get him throwing for the county first!!! he broke a school record that had been held for 25 years last year,and also won a 1st in a competition in bath university and he wants to do better this year, hes got plenty of passion so who knows
wow...a talented artist, musician, break dancer, rugby player, cross country runner, light bulb smasher....and now, discus thrower. Is there no end to Conty's talents? What is in that milk in you village? I wonder if the peacocks have anything to do with it. (Did you read my story in the Christmas Telly for Nick park thread?)
Oooh...you're not going to believe this but I just talked to my sister in California tonight. She's got Shingles (which is what you usually get if you've already had Chicken Pox)!!!! And she's coming to visit next week!
Good news is, she thinks we both had chicken pox at the same time when we were small. If that's so, it's gotta be before I was 4 years old because I don't remember getting anything during my school years. Bad news is my sister's memory isn't that reliable nowadays!
oh no squigly i hope you dont get it together again, there are just some things you really dont want to share!!!! my dad had shingles a few years back and he was in a great deal of pain, it went right around his back and round his front and the rash only didnt meet by about 3 inches, my dad is no wimp so it must be bad
as for conty and his milk!!!!! im in no doubt give it a few years and it will be guinness!!!!!
yyyeeehhh got 1st place today in cross country, well joint first, i waited for my mate so that we could share first
Hehehe! Hello, Conty! Have a nice nap? Sorry I couldn't resist. You seem to be good at break dancing! Just make sure you don't cause major disastors next time, eh! Poor bulb!
You know what they say, cinders1 - Guinness is good for you!
(Over 18/21s ONLY!!!! in case there are those below that age who happen to be reading this thread!)
Conty - CONGRATULATIONS and well done, you, for showing great sportsmanship!
Conty/cinders1 - my uncle worked for Guinness many years ago and his house always had a bottle or two stashed away when I'd go down to see him and my aunty! It used to be on prescription at one time...can you imagine it?
Hello there! Josephine! Yes, well done Conty!
josephine my doctor suggested that i drink it when i was pregnant with conty, i only managed a few pints though, cant say that i like it much, but maybe thats why hes so big, i wonder if it works like miracle grow!!! hehe
Hello, Mark the Shark!!!!!!!! Fancy a swim later on???
cinders1 - your doctor suggested well! It's all to do with the iron content and the good natural secret ingredients that make the creamy brew. P'raps the secret ingredient DOES contain something like Baby Bio or Miracle Gro ! It might have added great brain power to your conty, too!
Stout/Guinness/Murphys/Beamish/Mackesons etc. are acquired tastes but bearable with the following:
I remember watching a prog on BBC2 called Food and Drink many centuries ago. It had a wine expert (or are they called ex-spits?) called Jilly Goulden - I think she used to describe the taste of bad wine using expressions like Castrol GTX or Gnat's pee etc.
Any road-up, she was tasting a locally made Irish stout in the West of Ireland and suggested eating a bit of chocolate with every mouthful so as to take the bitter edge off the drink. I think that is why blackcurrant cordial is always popular to ask for in pubs, too.
When I went to Ireland, I actually took Jilly's advice and, lo and behold, there were choccy bars behind the bar and I asked for one as well as a Guinness. The two go together in perfect harmony.
The great thing about Irish pubs is that they serve food, tea and coffee all day and a range of fizzy drinks. Rock Shandy is manna from heaven (it is not a mixture of beer and lemonade but a generous non alcoholic mix of orange and lemon and pleasantly fizzy....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!). I can't wait until St Patrick's Day when I can get a hold of some Rock Shandy to glug down with my bacon and cabbage with spuds!
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