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by petemster
May 28th, 2017, 8:24 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Descramble
Replies: 389
Views: 48373

Re: Descramble

A waste of space.




unshines the lion

Brightness in Edinburgh
by petemster
May 26th, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 45516

Re: Cryptic clues

Well done, Animist! Like yourself I would like to know the explanation for that answer. (I'm not as good as you maybe suggest. :-) ) Clue : You won't necessarily see anyone till after this meal. Answer : Ploughman's Lunch. Does it just mean that after you have the answer you then 'see' someone, i.e....
by petemster
May 24th, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 45516

Re: Cryptic clues

Now I'm just guessing. It's not likely to be 'Engagement Party' That wouldn't be very good, would it?

So I will guess : Engagement Feast
by petemster
May 24th, 2017, 12:26 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 45516

Re: Cryptic clues

Hi Steven.

The best I can think of is : Engagement Lunch

Pete.
by petemster
May 23rd, 2017, 11:23 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 45516

Re: Cryptic clues

Hi there. Is it Steven? It looks like it has been six years since anybody here took part in this thread. Maybe that's because we never considered ourselves to be 'experts' in any way. However . . . Let's see if we can answer your question. If you are keen to have a go at cryptic crosswords, then bef...
by petemster
July 27th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Gaza
Replies: 35
Views: 2802

Re: Gaza

. Hey Animist, You are a brave man. This is a public forum. Don't you know that M15 have had to go into their "Terrorist" cabinet and update your file? Have you had the knock on your door yet? Has your computer been tampered with lately? For what it's worth, I share your sense of outrage at this sit...
by petemster
January 28th, 2014, 4:59 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Is tourism a form of culture ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3408

Re: Is tourism a form of culture ?

. Hi Fia and Dave. Thanks for your suggestion but, as it happens, I used to do quite a bit of hill-walking and some climbing. One of my adventures happened in the winter of 1970. My climbing friend, Doug, and I walked through the Lairig Ghru and spent the night in Sinclair Hut. Next day we continued...
by petemster
January 27th, 2014, 6:58 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Is tourism a form of culture ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3408

Re: Is tourism a form of culture ?

Hi Karen.

Good luck on your travels wherever you go - and whenever you go.

BTW, there's another thread here called,"What's the most interesting place you have visited?"

It's in the forum, "Club Soda".

Please feel free if you would like to share any experiences.


Pete M.
by petemster
January 23rd, 2014, 4:48 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Is tourism a form of culture ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3408

Re: Is tourism a form of culture ?

Hi Nick.

Thanks for the information.

Rochester sounds really interesting and, actually, has been on my must-see list for quite a while.
I'll let you know when we make plans to visit !

Cheers.

Pete.
by petemster
January 22nd, 2014, 3:17 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Is tourism a form of culture ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3408

Re: Is tourism a form of culture ?

. Hi there, Dave. Thanks for your clarification of "tourism". Penny and I are now back from Whitby where we had a really good break. We climbed the 199 steps to the Abbey, sampled some lovely local beers and made a trip to Robin Hood's Bay. Excellent ! I think we can consider ourselves to be "proper...
by petemster
January 14th, 2014, 2:26 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Is tourism a form of culture ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3408

Is tourism a form of culture ?

Hi. Belated Happy New Year to all. I'm not sure where this post should go but I'll put it in "Culture Club". This being the time of year for planning holidays, here's a thought or two. On Thursday my wife and I will join a four-day coach trip to Whitby - meals included, entertainment, day excursions...
by petemster
September 23rd, 2013, 2:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism
Replies: 118
Views: 12473

Re: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism

.

Maybe so - but aren't we straying a bit too far from the original topic.

Perhaps a new thread ?
by petemster
September 22nd, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism
Replies: 118
Views: 12473

Re: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism

. Did you hear the one about the guy who goes for an interview for a job as an economic expert? Interviewer : What is 2 + 2 ? Candidate : What would you like it to be? I sometimes wonder what all the experts were doing right up to the 2008 crash. How come all these "experts" failed to forecast it? N...
by petemster
September 17th, 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism
Replies: 118
Views: 12473

Re: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism

. Nick wrote : >>> Hitler was planning to cross the Channel. Which doesn't, so far as I know, have a Scottish shoreline. Leave teh(!) song alone! And here I thought he was just using that as a route to the real prize : Hadrian's Wall. Let's try adifferent song : There'll Always Be An England - "Red,...
by petemster
September 16th, 2013, 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism
Replies: 118
Views: 12473

Re: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism

Hello Altfish, I love Manchester. Last time we were there was before that time when the drunken Rangers fans trashed Picadilly Gardens. The local people we met were great. Had a really enjoyable visit. One day we joined hundreds of, mostly young, people beside the Big Wheel, watching a live rock gro...
by petemster
September 15th, 2013, 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism
Replies: 118
Views: 12473

Re: Scottish Independance & Sectarianism

. I love England. As tourists, my wife and I have visited dozens of English cities, towns and villages and, with one exception, experienced great friendliness everywhere we went. The one exception was Blackpool. Have we Scots done something to upset the Blackpudlians ? To be honest, I'm not fanatica...
by petemster
September 12th, 2013, 3:03 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Well . . That's a relief
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Well . . That's a relief

. It was Billy Connolly, I think, who told the old Glasgow story about the bloke who was accosted by a bunch of drunken thugs who demanded: "Are you a Catholic or a Protestant?" Well aware of the possible consequences of giving the wrong answer he says: "I'm an atheist". "Aye", came the follow-up, "...
by petemster
September 2nd, 2013, 11:15 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What's the most interesting place you have visited?
Replies: 38
Views: 12341

Re: What's the most interesting place you have visited?

Thanks, Dave. Will do.

Pete.
by petemster
September 2nd, 2013, 12:56 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What's the most interesting place you have visited?
Replies: 38
Views: 12341

Re: What's the most interesting place you have visited?

.

Hey Dave,

Now we are duty-bound to visit Gloucester ! :-)

Pete.
by petemster
September 2nd, 2013, 12:36 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: When Did you realize you were old?
Replies: 38
Views: 5870

Re: When Did you realize you were old?

A few years ago, in a bar in Glasgow's west end, two attractive young ladies
came right up to me, grinning broadly.
As I adopted my most suave and sophisticated look, one of them said to me,
"Hey, you look like Santa Claus!"

Say no more.