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    Re: Newsletter 18th April 2014

    Alastair, take some exercise on a daily basis and watch what you eat. You have had your warning~~
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    Re: Dangers....of Sitting?

    So the message is 'do something'...
    Of course there are lies , dam lies and statistics. I am sure that there is a statistic that proves 'walking to the shop' can reduce your lifespan - you may get...
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    Re: "Mechanical Marvels : Clockwork Dreams"

    What I find interesting is that the eyes also move as if the automaton is actually writing.
    What a machine
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    Swaying in the wind

    Here are some thoughts on Mr. Salmond and his continuing ability to make U-turns...

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/comment/talking-politics/salmond-making-goes-along-now-caught-160806291.html#yUTky6K
  5. Re: The Muppets sing with Jimmy Fallon on exit from one show to another!!!

    Just read that Jim Henson's son, who took over from his Dad on the Muppets, has just died aged only 48 (I think).

    Sandy
  6. Re: Makers of Irn-Bru have introduced ice-cream lolly made from same!

    Hi Joan,
    I had seen about the launch in the Scottish Papers. I've not seen any retraction from the Food Inspection Agency. However, the original article I read was about a store in Saskatchewan...
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    Re: Marlboro Man Dies from Smoking Illness

    Just heard that one of Betty's sisters has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Her husband gave up years ago but she just kept on going. She knows that her time is limited. She is on morphine and is...
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    Re: Irn Bru and Marmite banned

    I think it is Lemon Cheese in Canada, but will look around and check~~~
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    Re: Irn Bru and Marmite banned

    Hi Joan, Nutella is also in the UK now. Don't like it at all, even though I do like hazelnuts and chocolate. Just not in that combination...
    Lemon curd is a favourite of mine, it is available in...
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    Re: Irn Bru and Marmite banned

    They also do not like Ovaltine and I do like that...

    "We are the Ovaltinies, Happy girls and boys" - Elda do you remember that from Radio Luxembourg?

    Sandy

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    Re: Irn Bru and Marmite banned

    Hi Joan, I'll let Al explain about Marmite (IMHO disgusting stuff, but not needing banned), Irn Bru is "Scotland's other national drink" (pop), and Penguins are chocolate biscuits (cookies). No need...
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    Re: Irn Bru and Marmite banned

    Apparently "Penguins" are also being banned...
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    Irn Bru and Marmite banned

    The federal department responsible for foodstuffs has banned Marmite (which I am not surprised about~~~) and irn Bru for containing some 'banned' substances. As I recall this attitude was in place a...
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    Re: Newsletter 24th January 2014

    Yet again I like Dr Wilkie, speaks with a lot of sense...
    Sandy
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    Re: In Place of Fear II

    He is a left wing socialist activist. He was senior member of the SNP but lost out in the bid to win the leadership. He is married to Margo MacDonald, I think you have probably heard of her... The...
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    Re: In Place of Fear II

    Did not listen to this, but based on his political history he is far too left-wing for me anyway. I do believe though that if we are daft enough to vote for Independence that the Scottish Labour...
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    Re: Buying a new car

    Why on earth would you lease, unless you can write it off against the business?
  18. Re: Scottish Independence and Scotland's Future

    Here's some comments from the BBC Website
    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25144351
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    Re: Newsletter 17th January 2014

    I like the comments by Dr. Wilkie on Wee Nickie's spoutings...
  20. Thread: Beautiful!!!

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    Re: Beautiful!!!

    Hi Diane, yes it has happened before and there are pictures of it. Some prior times it has frozen even more.
    The falls you see are the "American Falls". The Horseshoe Falls, which are in Canada are...
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    Re: History: Cumberland Gap, KY, TN, VA USA

    Narrated by Lorne Green, a Canadian~~~

    Reminds me a song from 'way back' in the Skiffle (as we called them) days. "Fifteen Miles on the Cumberland Gap" - Lonnie Donegan.

    Sandy
  22. Thread: Kilts

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    Kilts

    Have been toying with the idea of buying a new kilt. Some research shows that it is a lot more expensive than I thought, especially when factoring all the 'accessories' I would want as well.
    So more...
  23. Thread: Auld Lang Syne

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    Re: Auld Lang Syne

    I seem to recall that is what is mentioned in the programme that Ranald has posted in another section.

    Sandy
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    Re: How Auld Lang Syne took over the world

    Hi Ranald,
    we watched this over the holiday and found it very interesting.
    I suspect that the site will not be available outside the UK unless a 'proxy' is used.

    Sandy
  25. Thread: Auld Lang Syne

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    Auld Lang Syne

    We were introduced to this version of Auld Lang Syne last night on a programme about the song.
    I never watched the show that this is taken from and had never heard of the singer either.
    Apparently...
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