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by ambodach
15 Jan 2019, 7:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Country mouse goes to the big city
Replies: 38
Views: 727

Re: Country mouse goes to the big city

I went to Iona last year and climbed up the “mountain” on a nice sunny day. It was a bit like looking down at an ant hill with the crowds scuttling about. Went straight back down for the next ferry. The crowds in summer there are unbelievable. Glad I first went there over 40 years ago when life was ...
by ambodach
15 Jan 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fear.
Replies: 35
Views: 1327

Re: Fear.

It is not just cyclists. I have had a variety of vans over the years. A VW type2 with large steel bumpers was slow but got no hassle. Changed to a Bedford Rascal which was faster and quite nippy but got endless attempts at bullying. The best was a rusty Ford Transit. Everybody kept clear.
by ambodach
14 Jan 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 664

Re: cycling in the sixties

Cannot remember exactly when I started but certainly cycled to school in the late 1940’s. Single speed dropped bar clunkers but all there was at the time. Went hosteling and bivvying in the 1950’s with those bikes and got a Flying Scot in 1955 which I still have. Clothing was what we wore anyway. No...
by ambodach
3 Jan 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Novel overtaking move this morning
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Novel overtaking move this morning

Something similar happened to me last summer. A line of traffic with a bus in front. Range Rover pulled out to overtake the bus but was thwarted when bus driver put on his right indicator and pulled over to centre of road. RR was obviously enraged but bus driver gave me a friendly wave in return for...
by ambodach
2 Jan 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: other hobbies.
Replies: 92
Views: 6828

Re: other hobbies.

The answer I give when asked what is worn under my kilt is that nothing is worn. It is all in perfect working order.
by ambodach
2 Jan 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silica gel: advice sought
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Silica gel: advice sought

I have a fire resistant box for important documents which is kept on the floor under a chest of drawers in my bedroom. It has been there for some years now and contents get changed/updated as required. My family know where to find it when I snuff it. There has never been the slightest suggestion of ...
by ambodach
1 Jan 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 215
Views: 14878

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

What language do they speak in England? I have had the misfortune to be phoning call centres in England recently. I have to ask them to repeat often until I get the gist of their information. They do sound like native English by the way and not imported. How can I get sub-titles on the phone? :(
by ambodach
19 Dec 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Right Honourable Member or Not?
Replies: 71
Views: 1228

Re: Right Honourable Member or Not?

I wonder what would have happened if Soames had shouted “ get back to Pakistan “ to an MP originating from that country?
Brushed under the carpet? It seems ok to shout racist insults at SNP members ( and this is by no means the first occasion )but not to anyone else. Why?
by ambodach
19 Dec 2018, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When I'm dead .........
Replies: 77
Views: 2435

Re: When I'm dead .........

My late wife specified that she wanted a white rose planted on her grave. Never thought that was not possible as the deer eat anything organic ie all plants and flowers. They regard the place as some kind of snack bar. Plastic ones are not edible but not really the same. I have arranged things so th...
by ambodach
19 Dec 2018, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mystery cards
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Mystery cards

That is true bogmyrtle but I do not remember anybody of that name and her address book yields no clue. She would have spoken about people she knew and I certainly remember most of them.
by ambodach
18 Dec 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What NOT to give a cyclist for Xmas
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: What NOT to give a cyclist for Xmas

Last year I was given an Endura cycling shirt advertising a distillery size XXXL. I can get it on but frightened to breath in in case it splits. Normally I go for 44” chest size which is XL or even L in some cases. Never dared wear it but as a gift cannot really get rid of it and doubt if I could ch...
by ambodach
18 Dec 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mystery cards
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Mystery cards

There was one neighbour called Lexy but she died about 4 years ago. Good trick to send cards from the beyond. Postmarks are meaningless nowadays. “Glasgow Mail Centre “ covers most of Scotland I think. Any mail I send is postmarked as GMC and I live about 120 miles from the place.
by ambodach
18 Dec 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Mrs May be forced from Office?
Replies: 83
Views: 1911

Re: Should Mrs May be forced from Office?

Trident is not really kept as a deterrent. It is kept so that our politicos can play at being big boys( or girls) and strut on the world stage with their inflated egos. Nobody outside England is impressed but it makes them feel good.
by ambodach
18 Dec 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mystery cards
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Mystery cards

For the last few years a Christmas card appears addressed to my wife and myself from Lexy. Trouble is I have no idea who Lexy is and there is no clue on the card or envelope. No family members have heard of her and she is not a college or work friend of my late wife. Nothing in any address books eit...
by ambodach
18 Dec 2018, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When I'm dead .........
Replies: 77
Views: 2435

Re: When I'm dead .........

My wife is buried in the local cemetery as was her wish in a double lair. It was a lovely sunny day and a much larger crowd than I expected turned up. The minister got the music mixed up due to a technical hitch but otherwise it all went smoothly. My shirt collar was drenched by the end with all the...