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    Caithness, Scotland
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    Nostalgia, World travel, gardening and Mountain walking.

    I'm pink, therefore I'm Spam.

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  1. Compo

    How's your day?

    Julie's son has lived in Portugal since 1990. He took his degree at Lisbon Uni and speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish. Not sure how he is fixed for remaining in the country after March but he has spent his entire working life there and to have to return to UK would be a massive shock and disadvantage to him.
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    How's your day?

    Went to the barbershop - it was closed.....looks like it's going to be one of those days.
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    More from the cash cow motorist

    Here in Scotland tehre is a stretch of road between Stirling and Inverness, a total of around 138 miles, that is completely covered by average speed cameras. You have to watch your speedo the whole way if you want to keep a licence for more than one trip! Looks like the English are folling the mad SNP on "Road safety"..... For "Road Safety" read "Money making schemes".
  4. Compo

    How's your day?

    I sincerely hope she gets enough to cover her loss, Mary.
  5. Compo

    How's your day?

    Renewable energy - pain in the bottom, more like! My solar panels broke down last week and I have still not been able to get anyone out to take a look at them. The government push us to go for renewables but put no infrastructure in place to ensure that they continue working after the guarantee period expires. Looks like I will have to get out onto the roof and do the job myself. I have isolated the faulty set of panels but that still leaves another set of ten panels that could be at fault. I'm fairly sure that the problem is an ingress of moisture in one of the dozens of connectors up on the roof. Meanwhile I am only using half of the panels and of course only generating half the leccy that I should be. GRRR!
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    Mobile phones in class!

    Because to enforce a ban would be deemed to be an assault on the pupils' human rights - I suppose.
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    Mobile phones in class!

    There's nowt wrong wi'a calculator - you can't chat or text each other on one of those.
  8. I have just read an article in the local paper about mobile phones being used in school classrooms. I was stunned - had no idea that pupils are allowed to use their mobile phones whilst someone is trying to teach a lesson! In a separate article, same paper, Professor Baikie (UHI), who has children at both primary and secondary schools, said that he is in favour of allowing mobile phone use in classrooms?! Last week the BBC series "Twinstitute" Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken put the mobile distraction idea to the test. Using identical twins they held an intelligence test with half of the twins having a mobile phone on the desk. In every section of the test the ones with the mobile phone scored lower than their identical twins without phones. Although this was only a small sample it did show the distraction potential of the mobile phone. What really takes the biscuit and beggars belief is that a teacher said: "..... it would be difficult to impose a classroom ban as people are so dependent on their mobiles."! In the words of the late, great Victor Meldrew "I don't belieeeeeeve it!"
  9. Compo

    How's your day?

    Planning an early night tonight; I'm having a lie-in tomorrow and I want to be fresh for it.
  10. Compo

    Three words to sum up your day

    Storm shaking house!
  11. Compo

    Beer Prices

    Argh! What kind of price is that?! I had two pints of 'Compo's Platform End Bitter' yesterday - cost me about ten pence to make. Our local Spoons sells guest ales at £2.25 per pint and Deuchars IPA (The one I often choose) at £1.79 per pint.
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    Room 101

    May I put the smell of "Wet dog" into room 101, please? It is one of the few things I really can't stomach.
  13. Compo

    Things you don't see anymore

    Then it is probably summat at my end. Earlier on today I couldn't get on to the site - "Nottstalgia refused permission to enter site."
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    Well said, that man!
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    Things you don't see anymore

    Still not seeing your pictures, Col