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Old 8th Feb 2004, 04:45
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Nae bastles or peels
Are safe from the de'ils
Gin the coolies be oot, or the lairds awae.
The bit bairns and wives
Gang i' dread o' their lives,
For they scumfish them oot wi' the smoutherin strae.


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Old 8th Feb 2004, 05:46
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How clever of you, Mr Davaar. I did not realise that llamas originated in Scotland. Does this mean that your sporran is made from llama fur?

PS I thought it was the Gordons who were gay, not the Lindsays. Still, I suppose it is difficult for one to tell these things when everyone is wearing a skirt.
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Old 8th Feb 2004, 09:58
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How thoughtful of you to take an advance look at the situation, Ms singaporegirl, it will save such a lot of work.

Let me assure you that this is not an attempt to bag the biggest diamonds for myself before you get there
I would not imagine for a moment that you would do such a thing. After all, we are partners in this venture are we not?? However, I do admit to a slight degree of worry over your safety while you are away, so I have arranged for two of my most experienced bodyguards to attend you on your travels.

Raoul and Ziffyr have been with me for many years and I can assure you that Raoul's nickname of "fingers" refers to his piano-playing ability and not, as some unkind folk have suggested, to his habit of using a cigar cutter to nip off the digits of those who have offended him.

You may be sure that "the boys" will take good care of you.

That is fascinating information about the llamas, Mr. Davaar, who would have thought it?? Does this mean that haggis and suchlike delicacies should be included in their diet? Oatcakes and crowdie perhaps?

Methinks we need to read a little more about these interesting creatures, Ms singaporegirl before we leave on our adventure. It would not do to have them fall ill through lack of proper care.

Ooh ... just a snippet of news ... rumour has it that the fabled Big Black Diamond of Ban Bung Sai has turned up in the private collection of a certain South American "businessman". We must pool our collective mental resources and consider what means there may be of obtaining an introduction ... to get things started, you understand ....


Now, we're overdue for an Aussie fact or two so ...

Western Australia has an area of 2,525,500.00 sq.km. and comprises 32.87% of Australia's land mass.
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Old 8th Feb 2004, 11:26
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. . . them's are the greedy b*99ers, aren't they? Did them first settlers go through channels or simply slip in under cover of darkness and plant their flag?
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Old 8th Feb 2004, 19:24
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Hmm strange, its blowing a minor gale here, yet those two new wind turbines on top of the hill show no sign of motion,never seen those blades rotate yet, something sinister is afoot here, they could be inflatable rubber wind turbines one supposes, but to what end one is forced to ask, or the could be wind turbines installed by the Gas Board and the blades do not need to rotate.
The world is full of mysteries for those of us cursed with a curious turn of mind,

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Old 8th Feb 2004, 19:36
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The world is full of mysteries for those of us cursed with a curious turn of mind,
Very mysterious .... Mr Draper claims to be in a place just North of Smoggyland watching wind turbines yet quite clearly his gin palace yacht is sitting on the other side of the world in British Columbia.

He truly is an international man of mystery

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Old 8th Feb 2004, 19:45
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Yer've been sprung, Mr. D.!

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Old 8th Feb 2004, 19:53
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'Celebrating' the 90th brthday ot our local Sports Club, we sat down to a 100 people dinner at 1900. The number of boring speeches surpassed everything I have been subjected to previously.
Mr40 consumed not only his own wine but all of mine as well; Scandiholigans hate seeing good alcohol go to waste..
We left 0130 with the speeches still going strong.

At 0200 No1 Child called to say that BF & mate were at the police station giving a statement after having been the victims of unprovoked violence on the street while on their way to the party which No1 Child had been looking frwrd to all week with great anticipation.

At 0230 she called could we please come and pick them up and drive them to BF's home? (BF's parents also own both a number of telephones and 2 cars) Mr40 insisted on accompanying me and was very merry all the way.

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Old 8th Feb 2004, 22:17
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...and was very merry all the way
And who was driving...?
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 05:18
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What a typically thoughtful and considerate offer by you, Ms Diamond. But I couldn't possibly deprive you of your two best bodyguards - some of the Brothers will be coming with me, of course, so I shall be well protected.

I am pleased to hear that you also do not simply go for mindless beefcake when employing protection, but require some evidence of cultural sophistication. It is so much more pleasant, is it not, to be able to conduct meaningful social intercourse with one's bodyguard rather than receiving the occasional grunt? The Brothers never go anywhere without their violins, and when I had the baby grand delivered they were all over it. (But would you believe that when I went down to the ballroom to play it for the first time, I discovered that all the piano wires were missing? One expects companies like Bechstein to check these things before delivery.)

I have also been thinking over Mr Davaar's claims that the llama is Scottish. I think he may be playing a little game with us. Looking at the word 'llama', it is immediately obvious that the animal is actually Welsh. As proof, I came across this little ditty:

A llama called Dai from Llangoed
When hearing Tom Jones is still so scared:
Not by lyrics of either
'Green green grass' or 'Delilah'
But by knickers thrown up that are mohair'd.
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 13:28
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Morning, campers,

Rise 'n shine, rise 'n shine! Get up, get up, wherever you are! Tis Oh-dark-hundred and the sky is a merry grey. . .

. . . in the uvver 'arf of the world, at least.

My cat was in hunty mode this am, thankfully not one of the endangered list copped it, but one of them noisy starlings, so I'm saved a visit by Greenie hit squad.
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 14:11
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Well I've risen, but I'm not exactly shining. Parky here in the Smoke.

I see that Drapes has been horse-thieving in Buenos Aires. If he returns there and has his collar felt, he'll have to pay a fine in Brazilian reals. There are 2.9315 of them to the U.S. dollar.

However, since I'm told the Brazilian police are apparently some of the finest that money can buy, a wad of sterling would probably suffice.....
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 14:17
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This thread is 356 pages, I havent even read a book that long. Its a good thig I started at the back or I would be still here in a month (or a year at one page a day)

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Old 9th Feb 2004, 15:16
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Canny with his money otherwise, my FIL only ever bought the best when it came to his cross-country skiing equipment.
So No2 Child still uses his late granddad's skis. At 0730 this morning Mr40 and No2 Child were brotherly applying mysterious shades of ski wax to said skis, after carefully checking outside temperatures and conditions.

30 kids were gathered in a field when I dropped off son & friends. Sun just rising above the hills, pale blue sky and the most beautiful white world all around. In son's class there's 1 Afghan chap, 1 Vietnamese girlie and 2 kids from Ethiopia. The lot of them were there, all properly dressed & equipped for a morning on the trails.
Equipment provided by other families in class, private cross country skiing instruction having been provided by class mates.
Probably does more for making these kids feel Norwegian than anything social services could come with.

Dressed in fleece and the coat Ms Bluediamond threatens to turn into a teddybear, I was very happy I did not have to go skiing this utterly cold morning.
I lack the will to integrate, obviously.
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 16:10
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G'morning Campers,

Tis' cold here, a puddle was frozen over in the car park. Blue Skies though.

Today I dug out the ol' Whistle and Flute. I bet I look like Angels today - Pin-Stripe suit, double-cuff shirt, bottle of gin in the bottom drawer of the desk, white phone taped to one ear, calculater on my knee and a red phone with the wire wrapped around myself on the other ear. Alternating between the two as I talk.
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 16:20
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... and a fine, fresh and b****y cold morning here too, but at least the wind's gone away - it was the lazy sort, y'know? Doesn't bother going around, just goes straight through you ...

and TC which two are you alternating between? white phone and red phone? red phone and calculator? calculator and gin bottle?
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 16:35
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I'm alternating between the phone's up 'til 1130 hrs, then the gin bottle comes into play and it's a 3 way competition between the phones and the gin. The calculator won't even get a look in.

Friday mornin' I was feelin' Ugly, and I knew this would happen. Today I am lookin' mighty fine!! Watch out Miss DESK !! You won't be able to resist me today!
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 19:00
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Oh dear.

Now let's see.

Pin-striped suit -- Yip.

Double-cuffed shirt -- Yip.

Gin -- nope, just a latte I'm afraid.

Phones -- hundreds of the bloody things. Ditto computer screens.

Flaps --

Probably does more for making these kids feel Norwegian than anything social services could come with.
Lovely, just lovely.
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 19:01
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FLASH!! FLASH!!

Angels has moved Buenos Aires from Argentina to Brazil.

More soon....
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Old 9th Feb 2004, 19:23
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Odd start to the week. Normal school run over the moors interrupted by an accident which effectively closed the road. Turned round and used an alternative route, which twists up hill and down dale, through hamlets and villages undiscovered for years. 15 mile run to school instead of 8. Then a further 13 miles down the valley, and still got to work with 30 seconds to spare (and with a rather battle scarred Zafira which looked like it had done the Paris / Dakar).

On arrival at work, eager and ready to do battle with all the customers queueing at the door (not), Boss turned round and said 'lets have a 'toss it off' week' (means do very little here, not the other, more obvious meaning).

Same as usual then. (just means I can PPRuNe without looking over my shoulder every 2 mins).
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