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by ParaHandy
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Grandpa
Replies: 15
Views: 5782

Grandpa too ...

Hmm I tried the redeye treatment - think I'll stick to the optrex. Silkie - could you take the picture off and reduce it in size?- that's going beyond my technical ceiling. erm, like this ... http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s318/PassingTrade/Grandpa2.jpg yer pic is testament to "patio"...
by ParaHandy
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Hot air
Replies: 1
Views: 1606

Hot air

With the Lewis Islanders continuing their obstinate objections to the Lewis wind farm (despite the eye-watering bribes) and with the Scottish Executive "minded to refuse" it, is Alex Salmon's nuclear-free vision for Scotland a prime example of the centuries old tradition of Scottish politi...
by ParaHandy
Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New pontoons for Oban
Replies: 9
Views: 3383

... getting one's paddlewheel to work ... hmm .. so that's whit ye ca's it ... whit's missing on ra kerrera pontoon (why pit mair pontoons at oban when thur's plenty there? spend a fraction orra webcam's millions oan a less grumpy ferry boat, wid dae) is the swan yat on ither side wi a mandy-look-a...
by ParaHandy
Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New pontoons for Oban
Replies: 9
Views: 3383

Re: New pontoons for Oban

The pontoon is to be created under the ethos 'facilities for all' - whatever that means. I hope for their sake that the 'toons are wide enough for this activity .. http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s318/PassingTrade/Auldgoatscratchingbottom.jpg hoo dae youse post a pic oan thush thing??? arrr ... ...
by ParaHandy
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: First bolt-on keel?
Replies: 8
Views: 3212

Re: First bolt-on keel?

AFAIK the first boat was a wooden one so who first came up with the idea of bolting a keel on the outside of a yacht? Obviously there have long been dagger, centre and lee-boards but which was the first yacht with no internal ballast and a keel bolted on? Ahh .. monsieur, je suis tells vous, oui? c...
by ParaHandy
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ma Status
Replies: 4
Views: 3066

Re: your status ...

little boy blue wrote: the only problem is i`m not sure if you have been promoted


fer masel', ah did wonder whit MAG stood fer .. Manky Auld G**t? Nooo, if it hud been MAGG then ah'd nae hae ony doot; yon'd be Manky Auld Grey Goat?
by ParaHandy
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Technically enabled
Replies: 4
Views: 2855

Re: in fact

Knowing how the auld goat likes to be upsides the latest gizmo, I bet he's wandered into some whitehaven shop and asked if they've got one of these new blue-tongue thingies and he axshally has been these last few weeks locked up in quarantine efter being chased by a defra geezer ... and the auld git...
by ParaHandy
Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Technically enabled
Replies: 4
Views: 2855

Technically enabled

I have a friend who is a complete clutz but although suffering grievous insults and traducing of my efforts I am still willing to help him out of the hole he's in (so we're told) in Whitehaven. Harrumph ... with the help of another friend who lent his Toshiba laptop some years ago, a navigation prog...
by ParaHandy
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Technically Disabled
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Technically Disabled

"Swimming Pools and their contribution to the endangerment of the common hedgehog" The noble Lord Claysie has, typical, got the title of my learned paper which is due to be presented at the upcoming Fleetwood YC wrong! My research is to encourage hedgehogs to swim and replace depleted sto...
by ParaHandy
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How Silky is Silkie
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

Silkie wrote:Memories. <sigh>


and the breakfast .... ?!
by ParaHandy
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Guiness high
Replies: 3
Views: 12022

claymore wrote:Yer postcard jest arrived - yer deid.

wull ... it wusnae me that furst wus struck by ra likeness. not that ah'd staund ahent ma wimmen's skirts, mind!! but ah apologise oan behuf orra missus!
by ParaHandy
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Guiness high
Replies: 3
Views: 12022

Guiness high

wull ... he wus complaining that we'd nicked the azores high, but the bluidy thing's followed him orra way home. wid youse put it back, pls?
by ParaHandy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: From Santa Maria, Azores
Replies: 31
Views: 40452

there's a decent weather window GMDSS Metarea2 at 0900 this morning to 1200 tomorrow ACORES : West or Northwest 3 to 5, backing West or Southwest 4 to 6 later, and increasing 7 in far northwest at end. Gusts. Moderate locally rough in northeast. Showers locally thundery in northwest at end. 140m to...
by ParaHandy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: From Santa Maria, Azores
Replies: 31
Views: 40452

claymore wrote:If he comes in here - I'm aff


get some work done, ye auld goat ...

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