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    Re: Newsletter discussion 11th December 2015

    Alistair, "food for thought", enough to satisfy a multitude of gluttons. Change, no doubt needed, overwhelming change far too difficult to accept. 70% tax and the sound of a slamming door comes to...
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    Re: Newsletter 11th December 2015

    A lot of good points Alistair and there is no doubt that the SNP is not all it purports to be. I am mostly a New Democrat here, have been since the sixties, but the NDP now is not what it was, very...
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    Re: Newsletter 11th December 2015

    Alistair I had to google cybernats and I think, though not positive, that in your view I am one, have been for a number of years, from before I learned of the Declaration of Arbroath. I think the...
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    Re: Newsletter 27th November 2015

    Alastair I was beginning to think I had made it up.
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    Re: Newsletter 27th November 2015

    Was it not part of "The Dodgy Dossier..... as reported by Brian Wilson ?
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    Re: Newsletter 27th November 2015

    Alex Bell: I definitely wouldn't believe all he wrote. No idea who he is working for now but his article reeks of self serving. Ontario under Harris privatized a number of government services (think...
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    Re: "geysers"

    Ranald: did the post and later had a re-think....Henderson's Farm, Perth, Crieff Road, my family lived in Ruthven Place, across a field from Pullers dye works but the swedes came from my Dad's garden...
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    Re: "geysers"

    pumpkins are far easier
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    Re: "geysers"

    loved that post and it reminded me of the "turnips", seem to recall they were "neeps", "swedes" were far tastier, especially when stolen from Henderson's farm.
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    "geysers"

    The spelling might no be correct but what i'm looking for is the time of year when we (laddies in Perth) went door to door and the first song was, "tramp, tramp, tramp the boys are marching, we are...
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    Re: brunch

    Glegalass, i've never had pickles with ice cream (couldn't resist typing that) but I do enjoy maple syrup with french toast. The combination which I find to be a mismatch is the beans and maple...
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    Re: brunch

    should I or shouldn't I....far too small a freezer and haggis is not going to replace one of the ice creams.
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    Re: brunch

    liked your post, it made me smile, haven't had haggis for a number of years.
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    brunch

    System asked if I was enjoying my Sunday brunch and I must say, "yes I did", french toast with maple syrup and sausages.
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    Re: Senechal

    Ranald:
    I had read that, Ranald, and had noticed the "Senechal" thread/topic and that was the reason for my inquiry, simply do not remember having seen or heard Senechal before reading this site;...
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    Senechal

    Wondering why "Senechal" is used. It may have been used in parts of Scotland but cannot recall any use of that in Perth.
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    Re: Love Story From 1882

    The BBC has her born, 1863, family history says 1836 and if the latter is to be believed the Lady was 71 when she died, having never married. The first showing of her art may have happened 1997 but I...
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    Re: Love Story From 1882

    Good one, will make me dig a little for information about the lady, Alice Douglas-Pennant.
    Perhaps in future I should simply click, "like this post".
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    The Azores:

    Has anyone visited the Azores during the month of October or November ?
    I am thinking of a week or two, aware that the weather might not be great but that time of year fits my budget. A lady...
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    Re: The Seduction of Madame Constance Fortescu.

    The End.
    I do have another ending which I thought might contain too much information. The ending(s) do offer a continuation and I intend to do that in a couple of weeks.
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    Re: The Seduction of Madame Constance Fortescu.

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    Lachlan was first in the shop, held the door for Connie and as soon as he closed the door, said, “some books were sold”. Connie nodded, said, “thank you, you have been very kind but now it is...
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    There was no hurry to get Connie to the book store, Connie was not in a rush and, as Mo pointed out, “my husband will keep our shop open until six”, plus her kids would be back home; she did...
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    Connie had been eyeing Mo and said, “you have nothing in your coffee, i’m sure of that, just don’t know why unless you are only here to watch over me and that is something I don’t need”. Mo...
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    The drive from the book shop to Connie’s lake house takes less than half an hour and Mo, arriving a little before nine-thirty, found the front door open and the screen door unlocked; she entered....
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    Monday morning, awakened, clicked the alarm off, sun was on the rise and the aroma of coffee, I like the month of June and I love my wife. I sauntered into the kitchen, Mr. Cool ready to take my...
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