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by marisca
Thu May 10, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Retirement? My arse!
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Retirement? My arse!

Does that mean no snow next year? Your blue skies/sun piccies would lose their impact if covered with the white stuff.
by marisca
Wed May 09, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Retirement? My arse!
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Retirement? My arse!

Seeing Claymore is wanting more forum traffic ....... I feel I should be slipping softly into my dotage - slippers, warm fire,Ovaltine before bed, family primed to rush to my bedside - it is, after all, 13 years since I got time off for good behaviour. Instead, I did a single-handed evening race las...
by marisca
Thu May 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?

Panic over. HRH popped round and the trolley fitted into the boot of the bolide nae bother. It's now back in Ardfern. I wonder if there's any one else useful on this forum?
by marisca
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?

Highly honoured Ma'am. I note you will be just round the corner from my humble abode on 1st May when you visit Ed'burg Uni King's Buildings. Perhaps you could pick it up then?

Alastair
by marisca
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?

Thanks Shuggy. Crieff is a wee bit out my way, though. The outboard, rather than being dodgy, turned out to be far too powerful for an Avon Redcrest so was passed on to a bigger heavier dinghy - I got a complaint that it wouldn't start a couple of days ago, and no, he hasn't checked the fuel or the ...
by marisca
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?

Thanks Bob. There's no great hurry for it to get there and your offer would be a bit of a faff for you. So thanks but no thanks. Try and enjoy your St George's day drive.

Alastair
by marisca
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?

Is anyone heading to Ardfern with a wee bit of spare space. I bought an engine from there and they would like the trolley it was on back. Its just a square(ish) frame with castors and would fit in most cars (if they're not full of sails, cushions, beer, etc.).
Thanks for thinking about it.
by marisca
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: That's It - The Refit Is Finished
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Well done - have fun in her.
by marisca
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Ignorance

I reckon half of Edinburgh's populace don't know where Leith is.
by marisca
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wuz I dreamin?
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Wuz I dreamin?

I seem to have consumed a fair amount of drink this pm - ennuf to make me believe we just stuffed the auld enemy. I rather like this feeling.
by marisca
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Integrating old and new electronics
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Integrating old and new electronics

..... and now the big question - how much and how long to do it?
by marisca
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 22
Views: 2084

Re: Flu

mm5aho wrote:Didn't know you could get a shingles jag. Related to chickenpox or summat isn't it?


You gotta be old.
by marisca
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 22
Views: 2084

Re: Flu

When I got my shingles jag I was advised it cost £200 - not sure that is cost effective for coffin dodgers.
by marisca
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 22
Views: 2084

Re: Flu

I had the jab for the first time last autumn, after being encouraged to for a couple of years by the medics. I've had the worst winter I can remember. Two separate bouts of flu (fever, cough, diahorrea, congestion and all over aching) and we're not even at the end of February! I'll be pretty reluct...
by marisca
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Pesky Kids!
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Pesky Kids!

Mavanier wrote:If Attenborough is 'one of the kids', I'd hate to see your definition of an old man...


The post was in response to a Beeb news item of school kids marauding round the west trying to persuade cafe owners and the like to dispense with plastic straws in an effort to save the planet.

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