Another Scottish island

Old Apr 21st 2019, 7:20 pm
  #91  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

A Levantine flavour here now. "Doon the Watter" is becoming chic.
scot47 is offline  
Old Apr 25th 2019, 11:52 pm
  #92  
me/moi
 
Shard's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 24,539
Shard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

Originally Posted by scot47
A Levantine flavour here now. "Doon the Watter" is becoming chic.
What's Doon the Water?
Shard is offline  
Old Apr 26th 2019, 1:21 am
  #93  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

The populace of Greater Glasgow used to spend their holidays on the Clyde Coast and on the Clyde Islens (Bute, Arran and Cumbrae). Travelling down the water iis in the Glaswegian demotic tongue "Gaun doon the watter". Hence "Doon the Watter" has come to mean having a proletarian holiday in the Clyde Estuary.

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle-2...tter-1-3579774

Join me and I will let you buy me an icecream !

Last edited by scot47; Apr 26th 2019 at 1:33 am.
scot47 is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2019, 6:39 pm
  #94  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Unhappy Re: Another Scottish island

My days of travelling may becoming to an end. Yesterday I set off for Inverness but had to cancel my trip and come home. A whole list of medical woes, aches and pains. Ochone, ochone !
scot47 is offline  
Old Jun 25th 2019, 1:08 am
  #95  
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 52,667
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

Originally Posted by scot47
My days of travelling may becoming to an end. Yesterday I set off for Inverness but had to cancel my trip and come home. A whole list of medical woes, aches and pains. Ochone, ochone !
Sorry to hear that.

My mother's horizons have reduced dramatically in recent years, and a week in Devon this month was a big adventure for her, As a young woman she travelled to Kenya and Nigeria, and travelled to Europe frequently, including leading many school trips to the Netherlands and Italy, always overland. Then she used to visit us in the US most years from 2002 to 2012, but a heart attack in 2013 ended her desire to spend 8 hours on a plane.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Jun 25th 2019, 2:31 am
  #96  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

Pulaski, your mater and I are probably distant cousins. What a thought !
scot47 is offline  
Old Jun 25th 2019, 2:59 am
  #97  
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 52,667
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

Originally Posted by scot47
Pulaski, your mater and I are probably distant cousins. What a thought !
If you go back 600 or so years, pretty much everyone who's family roots are British is related. Go back 1000 years and the British are just one big family.

I think her family are mostly Yorkshire, her maiden name is a good Yorkshire name, and family mythology says there was some German blood introduced on her father's side, probably in the Victorian era. So we assume that is why my mother and sister are 5'11' and I am 6'5".
Pulaski is offline  
Old Jun 26th 2019, 7:54 pm
  #98  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

As for my travels cutting down and doing more day trips. I refuse to spend my declining years watching that nonsense on the Idiot Box ("The Gowks' Kist" as our great national poet called it)
scot47 is offline  
Old Jul 4th 2019, 1:38 am
  #99  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

To Ayr on Saturday 6 Jul;y to join in the Indy March.
"Auld Ayr, wham neer a toon surpasses fur honest men and bonnie lasses"
Headed to foreign parts in August - Plymouth in England.
scot47 is offline  
Old Jul 4th 2019, 9:30 am
  #100  
BE Forum Addict
 
philat98's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Central Italy
Posts: 3,758
philat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

This woman has made her home in Arran. I dont see why they have to kick her out.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...man-community/
philat98 is offline  
Old Jul 4th 2019, 10:31 am
  #101  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

The Home Office do not like foreigners. Currently they are having purges. There is a petition circulating from 38 degrees on this case. I am not a great believe in petitions. i did sign this one.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitio...s-visa-refusal
scot47 is offline  
Old Jul 6th 2019, 1:03 am
  #102  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: East Seaxe
Posts: 73,476
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

Originally Posted by scot47
The Home Office do not like foreigners. Currently they are having purges. There is a petition circulating from 38 degrees on this case. I am not a great believe in petitions. i did sign this one.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitio...s-visa-refusal
Wtf? Also signing...

Edit - can't sign, my postcode is also foreign.
Lion in Winter is offline  
Old Jul 7th 2019, 7:51 am
  #103  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

Come Independence we will be in the EU and we will have our own immigration policy !
scot47 is offline  
Old Jul 29th 2019, 7:14 pm
  #104  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

Just spent a long weekend in the cultural wonder that is Glasgow. They have PICTURE-HOUSES and RESTAURANTS ! Decadence !
scot47 is offline  
Old Aug 13th 2019, 4:53 am
  #105  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,740
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Another Scottish island

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00...cIkJT8AAeYBCPA

Our Syrians.
scot47 is offline  

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.