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    Re: Newsletter 8th May 2015

    Thanks Alastair, I also appreciated the article on the Battle of the Atlantic. Canada's floating memorial to this naval history is the corvette HMCS Sackville, K181 berthed in Halifax and managed by...
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    Re: Living with Trident by Nigel Biggar

    Thanks Alastair, a very lucid analysis. I read it previously in the Scottish Review and am glad to see it being circulated.
  3. Thread: Wild Canada

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    Re: Wild Canada

    Thanks Alastair, I worked for the Saskatchewan natural resources department in northern Saskatchewan during the 1970s and '80s, so there were many familiar places and species in the Buchanan account....
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    Re: Enigma Machine 8

    Good day all, glad to see you Ranald! I'll add #2 - One Side Up, the Other Down; #4 - Amazing Grace; #6 - Training on the Job. Cheers!
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    Re: Enigma Machine #7

    Good afternoon everyone, I'll chip in with #1 - Ambiguous; #3 - Jack and the Beanstalk; #6 - Backup; #7 - A Bird in the Hand Equals Two in the Bush; #11 - Just in Case and #12 - Nip It In the Bud....
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    Re: Enigma Machine #6

    Thanks Hugh, and I'll try to redeem myself with #2 - Pay Through the Nose.
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    Re: Enigma Machine #6

    Well okay Hugh, I guess everyone else is still out hunting Easter eggs (or having a #9). Anyhow, #1 - Saved Over Time; #2 - No Down Payment; #3 - Head in the Sand; #4 - Up To No Good; #5 - Split...
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    Re: Enigma Machine #5

    I've been coming in late lately, so here's a bunch to make up for it: 1 - Slipped Disc; 2 - This End Up; 3 - Nook and Cranny: 4 - More Often than Not; 5 - Banana Split; 7 - It's Overrated; 9 - Big...
  9. Thread: Mothering Sunday

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    Re: Mothering Sunday

    May 10 is Mother's Day in Canada (and USA) this year. My mother never tired of reminding us that every other day of the year was "Kid's Day".
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    Re: Enigma Machine #4

    Or else somebody pulled the wool over our eyes!
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    Re: Enigma Machine #4

    One sure can't sit around when Joan and Ranald are on the march! I'll try the leftovers: #3 - Expertise; #5 - The Aftereffects; #7 - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing; #9 - Paralegal; and #12 - Overwhelming...
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    Re: King Crow and the Ladies from Hell

    Hey Joan, I think the rifles are just to keep the bears away from the concerts ... at least I've never seen one hanging around the stage, unless it was dancing.

    Rick
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    King Crow and the Ladies from Hell

    This is what young people in small-town northern British Columbia, Canada get up to after a hard day working in the saw mills. They've been playing together for a few years but this is their first...
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    Re: Enigma Machine #3

    Good evening everyone, and Happy St. Patrick's Day to all. I'll try #4 - Goatee, #5 - Night Before Last; #10 - Proof is in the Pudding, and #11 - End over End.
  15. Re: Homegrown Scottish tea served in The Balmoral Hotel

    Move over Lapsang Souchong! I'll look forward to trying this new smokey brand one day!
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    Re: Enigma Machine #2

    Whew! I guess I can go back to bed! See you again John.
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    Re: Enigma Machine #1

    #6 - Rockin' Chair; #7 - "Three Degrees Below Zero" (about 10 degrees warmer than it is here right now) and #9 - "Chip Off the Old Block". Cheers to all!
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    Re: Newsletter 27th February 2015

    Yes indeed for Monarch of the Glen. It runs seasonally on public television in British Columbia and is thoroughly enjoyable for the characters, scenery and buildings - especially the MacDonald...
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    Re: Nature at its best - crows say thank you

    Thanks Ranald, the link works fine! A neat kid with a great story, but of course I'm partial to crows: my name translated from Suisse-Deutsch refers to Crows on a Hillside.
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    Re: Enigma Machine #100

    Thanks Alastair, that sure shaves back the years!
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    Re: Enigma Machine #100

    I was thinking Tina Turner ("River Deep, Mountain High") rather than Loretta Lynne on #7, but both great songs and great minds do think alike!
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    Re: Scotland's History

    I also have the boxed set and it occasionally reruns on public television here in British Columbia. Oliver is a fine showman, and I also enjoy his "Coast" series now on its second round of the Isles...
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    Re: Enigma Machine #100

    Hi all, I'll chip in with #1 - The End of My Rope; #2 - Without You; and maybe #7 - Mountain High and #10 - Leap Year. I'm stuck on #8 - Old/New, Adam/Eve, inverted or opposite so maybe someone else...
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    Re: Enigma Machine #99

    I'm with Ranald (who must have taken my medical advice for a good recovery!) and Joan (who can have the snow, we've got enough here already!) on all except #1, which I think is "Man About Town". I'll...
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    Re: Enigma Machine #98

    Good day all, and I hope you're feeling better Ranald - I'm sure you know the curative powers of whisky and honey, repeated as necessary! I'll pop in with #3 - Lead Foot; #8 - Tinhorn; #11 - Heart of...
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