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All the best BK ,,,Think ive had gadgets and scans up/in/down all my orifices,,,non are pleasant...my worst is every 3 months a visit to my consultant,,which includes a Camera up my nose,,absolutely awful.........but i do get to choose which ''Nostril''..........lol

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They're secretly taking photos of your brain, Ben. Trying to work out what gives you your irresistible power over the ladies!  :rolleyes:

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Been visiting dear departed love ones in Bulwell Cemetery this morning.........bought lots of Roses from Morrisons 2 bunches for £5,,,

They were lovely and so cheap,,,so i also purchased some for my favourite neighbours.......Katy and Margie both on their own and in their 70s.....not forgetting Marlene also in her 70th year.......told em all its for a Happy new year.........think it made their day..........:rolleyes:

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I have been invigilating, or is it invigalating, again this morning. Engineering exam - nice to see a lot of young ladies taking the exam as well as males. Go Ladies!! 
I had time to go to my Friday club afterwards for an hour and then onto the pub for lunch. Very nice beef lasagna with chips and salad but passed on the garlic bread. Noticed the puddings, one section was school puddings which consisted of treacle pudding or spotted dick (sorry it is spotted dick not Spotted Richard not bothered how un-pc it is). There was another one, jam possibly can’t remember, was too busy thinking of spotted dick. 
So had some with ice cream, I know it should have really been custard but just can’t eat it possibly a throwback to school dinners and all the lumps! I must say it was very good, not as good as my mums was, but I really enjoyed it, could have eaten another one easily. Real comfort food. Think I might have a little nap now:)

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Went out into deepest, darkest Sutherland today. The bad news is that there will be photos tomorrow in "Out and About With Compo".

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Sounds like a nice pub Sg could we put it on our list do you think :rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, Compo said:

The bad news is that there will be photos tomorrow in "Out and About With Compo".

And the good news is, we can choose what we want to read;)

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Out for a walk today.

 

'The Hill' from a different spot to the usual..

 

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On the way home.. just spotted the rising 'Wolf Moon'.

 

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On 1/7/2020 at 2:23 AM, benjamin1945 said:

Dj360 col,,

You may have known jim Webster whose funeral it was,,he lived your end of Andover when we were young,,he had a younger brother Reg,,and two younger sisters,

Also two chaps who went to HP,,Ged Swallow off leybourne and Raymede,,and a cousin of mine David Jackson off Beckhampton you also may have known both there yesterday,, 

 

Hi Ben.. I certainly remember Websters but I thought they were  from Leybourne.. they used to come through one of the unofficial back alleys onto Southglade. I recall a Kenny.. and maybe a Jimmy ( not sure) but no Reg.  I don't recall the other names you mention. But then I led rather a sheltered existence until I properly discovered girls.. and by that time I was hanging around in Boowul..which is a whole nother story..!!!

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On 1/7/2020 at 12:36 PM, Jill Sparrow said:

No. Jill and Gill aren't the same. Gill is short for Gillian. My name isn't a shortened form. My mum didn't like names being shortened, so she called me Jill.  Ted Sparrow, my paternal grandfather could never spell it correctly. Always thought it was Gill but used to call me Gilly, which I detest!

 

There was one Jill at primary school with me and several Gillians at Grammar school. The name seems to have fallen out of favour.  My older sister wanted to call me Wendy!  I'm so glad she didn't get her wish but I'll wager Ben's known a few!

 

My good lady Mrs Col was christened Gillian.  She hates the full 'moniker'.. but is OK with Gill.  Also, I have a cousin on my maternal side who is a Jill...

 

And I have a couple of Gillian Weir organ albums on vinyl which I really must listen to again.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Compo said:

Went out into deepest, darkest Sutherland today. The bad news is that there will be photos tomorrow in "Out and About With Compo".

 

I believe that Sutherland has some fine Limestone caves..Have you explored any?

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Ey up col

The Leybourne Websters were a different family,,i knew all of em as well,,Mr and Mrs from my Marsdens and Railway club days in the early 60s,,Then their children,,June a bit older than me,,Bob a bit younger and kenny that you mention,,June and Kenny both no longer with us,

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Col: I used to go caving in Yorks and Derbys 40yrs ago but the only caves I have been in up here are 'Smoo Cave' in the far north and 'The Bone Caves' in Assynt. With an entrance cavern around 150ft high, Smoo Cave is known locally as the Cathedral. Tourists can take a seasonal boat trip into the entrance caverns but the main system is blocked by an ancient fall, currently under investigation by archaeologists. Evidence of fires inside the cave has been found and it caught their atteniton.  The cave system in Assynt is said to run for many miles and possibly connect with Smoo in the north. Excavations might prove the theory in a few years time. The bone caves yielded bones from Pleistocene epoch mammals and evidence of prehistoric occupation by humans.

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Compo - I assume that you watched 'Secret Scotland' on channel 5 last night? It came up through Wick on the 500 route. Those Sutherlands were wealthy! The magnificent Dunrobin Castle was not even their main residence! I always assumed that it was the English that profited from the clearances?

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PP: The Duke of Sutherland was English. He was the Marquis of Stafford and made millions from coal. He even opened two mines in sutherland bu tteh coal was poor quality and didn't steam well enough to power his factories and so the venture was a failure.

 

I did watch the  programme last night and gave it a score of 1/10 on the media review panel. It was poorly presented, badly edited and contained some questionable information.

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Thanks compo - that puts the record straight. I was fortunate enough to fish with the Lord Leftenant (sp) of Sutherland a few times many years ago. He took me on his beats of the Cassley and let me use his boat on Loch Fauralach. Learnt a lot from him. He didn't give a toss about the upper classes or wealthy.

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PP: There's a myth that the duke, bloody Englishman, gave orders to clear out the crofters from the estate and replace them with sheep. The truth is that it was his Scottish wife that ran the Sutherland estate and her henchman, Scotsman Patrick Sellar, was the bastard that burned peoples homes to make sure they couldn't return.  You may have seen the 100ft high statue of the duke on top of Ben Bhraggie in Golspie. For many years there has been a campaign by nutters to have it demolished. He looks out over his house and the sea. The detractors claim that he is "Turning his back on the estate and its inhabitants".

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On 12/31/2019 at 12:27 AM, davep5491 said:

Many years ago we went to St.eulalia, Ibiza, our holiday rep was a tallish slim blonde who told us the same about her mother. During our stay we later saw her in a rep's show or maybe it was a karaoke where she performed a brilliant rendition of 'Perfect' I wonder if it is the same lady?

 

I've just asked  the lady in question and she said that she did do some holiday rep work many years ago, one of the destinations being Ibiza.  She said it probably was her who sang that song... she was quite touched that you even remembered the song title.  It quite made her day!

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Margie, So glad it cheered her up it was very good that's why I can remember even though it must have been around 30 years ago. A bit more than a guess but not absolutely sure about this but I think she said it was one of her or her mother's favourites. Now what did I have for my tea a couple of hours ago?

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Now that the Tories are back in control I have to rethink my Christmas plans: I reckon it's time to join a "Chirstmas Chocolate Club" if I'm to have any hope of a feast next December!

 

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Woke up late this morning. My daughter sent me a message to ask if Id heard or felt the earthquake. I hadn't. Apparently the epicentre was at Barbaresco only a few km from here.We aren't in an earthquake zone but we did have one 20 years ago which did a bit of damage to the house. Fortunately this one was only 3.1 but never the less frightening to those who felt it. No damage was reported so hope the wine is safe :rolleyes: Barbaresco is one of the wines from our area.

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Well I've had my say about sheltered accommodation so next week I 'm away in Dublin for the Tradfeast, never been before, yes have been to Dublin but never to the festival,

so daughter in law and myself have a week of freedom, we are staying in a pub, with live Irish music, we have booked to see The Kilkenny's  just like most other act's  are free  but you must book. 

So we should have a great time. If you like Irish music and dance this is the place to go.

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Have a good time Mary!  I don’t mind Irish music but they can keep the tap dancing ...... my friend and I saw Riverdance in London about 20 years ago and walked out at half-time as we found it so boring and monotonous, not my cup of tea at all.   My husband and I went over to Dublin for a wedding once and had a brilliant weekend, loved it there.  

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Yes I agree Lizzie music is great all though a lot of rebel song's about the British but the dancing just a little is plenty. 

When you visited Dublin did you see Molly's  statue  must admit could not stop singing  "as she wheels her wheel barrow" all the way though town.

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