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Old May 8th 2017, 5:38 pm   #31
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Off again today. Not an island this time but the town of Ayr. "Auld Ayr, wham neer a toon surpasses, fir honest men and bonnie lasses."


I shall be joining the other pilgrims visiting the shrines to Mr Burns, including the Kirk at Alloway and the brig that saved Tam O'Shanter from the coven of witches.
That sounds wonderful, have a terrific time 😀
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Old Jun 16th 2017, 5:40 pm   #32
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On kidney dialysis three days a week but I am NOT giving up my travels. Off to Dumfries soon for a weekend with a dame I know.

(Is that sexist ?)
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Old Jun 16th 2017, 6:30 pm   #33
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..... Off to Dumfries soon for a weekend with a dame I know.

(Is that sexist ?)
On the contrary, assuming you mean mean pantomime dame, that is remarkably liberal of you.
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On kidney dialysis three days a week but I am NOT giving up my travels. Off to Dumfries soon for a weekend with a dame I know.

(Is that sexist ?)

Better than a lot of words you could have used Have a grand time!
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The broad I am with is definitely of the female type !
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I remember on my first trip to the South that I was HORRIFIED at how FLAT it is in the South of England !
Granted there are no mountains in the south but there are the Sussex Downs. the lake district is quite dramatic, the Yorkshire dales, the Pennines , the Elan valley and Wales isn't far away. it has mountains. I suggest that anyone considering moving to New Zealand for the scenery should take a closer look at what the whole of the UK has to offer. Personally I find the lack of history and historic places of interest here in NZ makes it quite boring after a while. Once you've driven across it and around it and you've seen all the scenery you realise that the UK has so much more, and there are some fairly flat areas here tooThere are websites in praise of every individual country in Britain, there are places I've never seen and I regret it.
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Granted there are no mountains in the south but there are the Sussex Downs. the lake district is quite dramatic, the Yorkshire dales, the Pennines , the Elan valley and Wales isn't far away. it has mountains. I suggest that anyone considering moving to New Zealand for the scenery should take a closer look at what the whole of the UK has to offer. Personally I find the lack of history and historic places of interest here in NZ makes it quite boring after a while. Once you've driven across it and around it and you've seen all the scenery you realise that the UK has so much more, and there are some fairly flat areas here tooThere are websites in praise of every individual country in Britain, there are places I've never seen and I regret it.
Specifically, a varied and fascinating continent a short drive away.
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Lots of places to see and things to do in Scotland - but it is all so EXPENSIVE. Headed to Dumfries and Ellisland Farm next month where our national bard was a tenant farmer in the 18th century.

Am minded o ma visit to Ayr twa month syne. Ah wiz there naw twa hoors and BANG WENT SIXPENCE !

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Lots of places to see and things to do in Scotland - but it is all so EXPENSIVE. Headed to Dumfries and Ellisland Farm next month where our national bard was a tenant farmer in the 18th century.

Am minded o ma visit to Ayr twa month syne. Ah wiz there naw twa hoors and BANG WENT SIXPENCE !
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Lots of places to see and things to do in Scotland - but it is all so EXPENSIVE. Headed to Dumfries and Ellisland Farm next month where our national bard was a tenant farmer in the 18th century.

Am minded o ma visit to Ayr twa month syne. Ah wiz there naw twa hoors and BANG WENT SIXPENCE !
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Having the strange experience this weekend of entertaining a visitor from Warsaw. We last met in 1967 when i was an exchange student at Warsaw University. How do you discuss what has happened personally and in the world in the period of 1967-2017 in only two days !
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Having the strange experience this weekend of entertaining a visitor from Warsaw. We last met in 1967 when i was an exchange student at Warsaw University. How do you discuss what has happened personally and in the world in the period of 1967-2017 in only two days !
I think it's great that you're able to meet up again after all these years! Yes - you have a lot of catching up to do! Enjoy your time with your old friend
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My friend from Eastern Europe was shocked at how BACKWARD we are here ! he was also telling me about the current bunch of crazies in power in Warsaw who are now planning POXIT ! (ie Polish Exit)
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