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    New Year's Greetings

    Haven't had much time near the internet lately, so just popped in to wish all ES members everything for the New Year that they would wish themselves.
    Here are the New Year celebrations in the...
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    Re: Nothing Important

    Hi Joan, glad all is going well with you in your new home.
    When I learnt German many years ago, we were taught to pronounce 'v' as 'f' - so it would be 'Folksvagen', but there may be regional...
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    Re: brunch

    I always used to be a Marmite fan until "Marmageddon" - then I had to switch to Vegemite. After the Marmite factory was up and running again I went and bought a jar - then went straight back to...
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    Re: Newsletter 9th October 2015

    Thanks for the information, Ranald - I believe I have now found the book I'm after:

    https://natlib.govt.nz/records/35436557?search%5Bi%5D%5Bcategory%5D=Books&search%

    This is a library book - I...
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    Re: Newsletter 9th October 2015

    An interesting (to me) article in the Clan Leslie Society Newsletter about Captain William Leslie, one of the notables in Dunedin history, and his son, both settlers in the Hereweka (Harbour Cone)...
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    Re: Senechal

    I have mainly seen the word 'seneschal' (with acute e's) used with reference to officials of the medieval French court. It's possible the word may have come into use, like many other Scottish words,...
  7. Thread: Canadian Food

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    Re: Canadian Food

    You're quite right, Ranald - I did some checking and apparently 'chicken' is fisheries terminology for small, or young, fish; there's no actual chicken in Chicken Haddie. Also, the Chicken Haddie is...
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    Re: Canadian Food

    This place sells Chicken Haddie online, Alastair (although I remember it as Finnan Haddie, if it's the same thing):
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    Re: Space 1999

    I remember enjoying this series when it screened here - interesting to see Roy Dotrice in this episode; I remember him from 'Misleading Cases'. (This series is now lost because the BBC wiped all the...
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    Re: Enigma Machine 115

    Yes, best of luck, Joan - having just gone through this process myself I know what an upheaval it causes, so I hope everything goes smoothly for you.
    - John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 115

    Well, here's what I have for the rest then, Hugh: #1 "Skins", #3 "Whirlwind", #11 "Recovery", #12 "Masonry" - #7 looks like "Trombone", but not sure if the spelling fits.
    - Cheers, John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 115

    Hi, Hugh - no sign of the others for a few days, so I'll try to keep the ball rolling with: #8 "Mouse", #9 "Piano" and #10 "Bond".
    - Cheers, John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 115

    I once took some printouts of a few of these to a retirement home where I am a regular visitor. Not much interest from the patients, but apparently the staff had vigorous discussions about them...
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    Re: Enigma Machine 114

    Hi folks - not much left here, but I'll see if #6 "Primrose", #10 "Hyacinth" and #12 "Bouquet" will complete the arrangement.
    - John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 113

    Hi again, Hugh - what about "Ring" for #9?
    - Cheers, John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 113

    Hi again to all - I'll put in: #6 "Outfitter", #7 "Forty winks", #8 "Just in time" and #12 "Binder".
    - John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 112

    Hi again to all; here are a few more: #3 "Clove(s)", #8 "Lemon balm", #10 "Yarrow" #11 "Cinnamon" and #12 "Wintergreen".
    - Cheers, John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 111

    In that case, Hugh, I'll try #12 "Shriner".
    - John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 111

    I have not yet come up with anything convincing for #12, Hugh - unless it is connected with Freemasonry?
    - John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 111

    I'm still working on this one, Ranald, and have not been able to fit in a sofa so far...
    Meanwhile it's time I was away to MY sofa.
    - John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 111

    It looks like the 'FA' is also missing, Ranald, if that is any help.
    - John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 111

    Hi again to all; I'll try the following: #1 "Outlaw", #2 "Cousins", #5 "Mingle", #8 "Fiddler on the Roof".
    Better leave Joan some!
    - Cheers, John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine 110

    Hi again to all, I'll add a few to Ranald's & Joan's: #5 "Grave error", #8 "Assassinate" and #11 "Ring around the collar".
    - Cheers all, John.
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    Okay, I'll give that a try, Ranald - I'll have to have a rummage through the shed first to find out which box they're in, there's a lot of stuff still not unpacked yet from the move.
    - John.
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    What an enjoyable collection of photographs - my father was a keen photographer and had his own darkroom set up in the garage; I still have the camera he brought with him from the old country, a...
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