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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving

    It's not a holiday in Scotland. I was just sending greetings to all my Canadian friends
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    Re: Scotland's History

    Hi Joan, it means that you cannot watch it from outside Ontario.
    Sorry.
    Sandy
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    Re: Scotland's History

    Hi Ranald, I suspected that. That is a shame.
    Sandy
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    Re: Scotland's History

    Hi Gordon, I have seen those series in the UK. It`s just that I am over the pond just now so have been searching for some intelligent`TV while here.

    Sandy
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    Scotland's History

    With no TV feed here into the house in Ontario I have been resorting to watching videos from many sources. I have rediscovered a BBC series with Neil Oliver about Scotland's history and have been...
  6. Thread: Biographies

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    Re: Biographies

    John Rae has been poorly served by history because as we know history is written by 'the winners'. Victorian society and Franklin's wife put paid to any recognition in his lifetime (though he did...
  7. Re: Flower of Scotland "won't be made national anthem." by Brian Ferguson

    I am not familiar with the singer but have heard several different versions of this song. I agree that it is a lot more uplifting than the Corries' song. Not a bad suggestion at all~~
  8. Re: Flower of Scotland "won't be made national anthem." by Brian Ferguson

    Thank goodness that we will not be saddled with the dirge that is "Flower of Scotland" as the National Anthem. When one hears something like the Welsh Anthem being belted out it is easy to see that...
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    Re: Amazing natural place of the world..

    Niagara Falls is an amazing natural phenomenon. The trouble is that "we" have spoiled much of the area with crass commercialism. I have been there many times, including yesterday, and try to stay...
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    Re: Alastair is 21 Again.

    You've lost your touch Elda~~~
    Sandy
  11. Re: Author M.C. Beaton on her new Hamish MacBeth books

    St Vincent Street but no longer there. There was a branch in Byers Road I think.
    You can see the name in the old Collins building at the Junction of Stirling Road and Cathedral Street. It's the...
  12. Re: Author M.C. Beaton on her new Hamish MacBeth books

    I know that she did not like the TV presentation of Hamish MacBeth but as a family we enjoyed it, event though towards the end there were some 'odd' scripts. I have never read any of her books but I...
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    Re: Alastair is 21 Again.

    I've spent the last few days 'commuting' between Niagara Falls and Oakville. I've been a bit busy with the Grandchildren (I am not complaining about that). But the the whole exercise has meant that I...
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    Re: Newsletter 23rd January 2015

    Have to say that the Pic of "Wee Alex" in his pyjamas does not make we want trews. My son has pyjamas exactly like those.
    He is only slight less embarrassing than the prior First Minister, Jack...
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    Re: Newsletter 26th December 2014

    I've had the same problem in the UK with Canadian Credit card. Works fine 'in person' but some crummy companies will not accept it 'online'.
    I can 'add' to the story...
    About 5 weeks ago I made...
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    Re: Newsletter 26th December 2014

    We used to open all the windows to 'let the old year out and the New Year in". Everything was cleaned, polished etc so that no jobs were carried over from one year to the next. Not sure about the...
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    Re: Best to my friends on ES!

    Hi Ranald, hope you survives the 'weather bomb' without any mishaps. We left on Thursday and arrived here to 8" of snow~~~
    Wishing you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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    Re: Best to my friends on ES!

    Hi Liz, thanks for the wishes. I am guessing that you did the graphics yourself~~
    We are over in Ontario again and looking forward to Christmas with the "younger" grandchikdren".
    Hope that you and...
  19. Thread: Black Pudding

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    Re: Black Pudding

    Was in Glasgow yesterday to meet up with a few friends. On the way home got myself a 'single pudding' from the chip shop. it was great

    Sandy
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    Re: For there is hope. Jan Stepek story

    Electrical goods.

    Sandy
  21. Thread: Black Pudding

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    Re: Black Pudding

    Very little beats a Black Pudding and chips...

    Or
    a white pudding. Actually starting to see these in our local supermarket. Have not seen them for years.

    Sandy
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    Re: For there is hope. Jan Stepek story

    He had shops all over the place and I did wonder what had become of him. The video won't work for me because of "privacy" settings.

    Sandy
  23. Thread: Bledisloe Cup

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    Re: Bledisloe Cup

    Works for me, but that's cricket~~~

    Sandy
  24. Re: Daniel McMillin born abt 1768 in Rockbridge County Virginia

    I was thinking that Elda meant "Millin"...
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    Re: Travelling by car in Canada

    Hi Elda,
    apparently that is quite a common problem for 'older' people. I don't seem to be bothered by it~~
    Sandy
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