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by exile
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Reminiscences of old Saltcoats
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Reminiscences of old Saltcoats

Enjoyed reading this. Not sure if am cracked in the head...What is a Herehouse? The idea appeared to be that if the face was seen over the bookboard it was enough, or perhaps it was for comfort lest the hearers might get cold. This is fascinating. I think it might be a variant spelling of hearhouse...
by exile
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Gordon Ramsey
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Gordon Ramsey

I can't help but carry hunners of these in my heid, like,
. Plantagenet
. Beef/pork
. Sherriff
. Paraphernalia,
and more
by exile
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Gordon Ramsey
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Gordon Ramsey

Does a butler butle? :lol: Ha ha, yes!! I used to say this on a wee guided tour I did of a historic house - it's really butt-ler, because the head servant had the honour of serving the most valuable comestible, i.e., the wine from its butt/barrel. (Sidebar - you sometimes see tea-shops & bakers cal...
by exile
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: Gordon Ramsey
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Gordon Ramsey

Watching the Gordon Ramsey Kitchen Nightmares, I was surprised to hear that in the USA the waiters and waitresses are referred to as "servers". I've never been to America so had never heard this term which seems to me a bit degrading. I once lived there, and they do actually refer to themselves tha...
by exile
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: What can you see?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: What can you see?

I see the red middle, called the "flyover" states by those from the blue area who wouldn't dream of landing there, and who are in turn called the "coastal elites" by those in the middle. During the election, I heard a commentator say there are 2 American pandemics, Covid and Stupid, and the first is...
by exile
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Ardeer Square, Stevenston
Replies: 61
Views: 6132

Re: Ardeer Square, Stevenston

GLASGOW HERALD 2 AUGUST 1889 WIFE BEATING At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JOHN CAMPBELL, labourer, Ardeer Square , Stevenston, who was convicted of assaulting his wife, was sentenced to 30 days’ imprisonment, without the option of a fine. The 19th century began with judges still applying from...
by exile
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Recipes - Mostly Scottish
Topic: Cooking a Rump Steak.
Replies: 6
Views: 4139

Re: Cooking a Rump Steak.

Got a book/gift 3-4 years back by a Scottish physicist-turned-chef, which completely overturned rump steak cooking for me: keep in fridge until cooking (one hour in freezer for thin steaks) high heat start and lower heat finish, and no resting - straight to table.
Wouldn't do it any other way now.
by exile
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Your favourite music on Youtube etc...
Replies: 665
Views: 158783

Re: Your favourite music on Youtube etc...

Well worth a watch Went to see The Passing Show in Falkirk just after Robin Lucas & Drew McCulloch from Kilwinning/Ardrossan replaced Gallagher & Lyle. Bonzo-Dog man Viv Stanshall was in the original show but got fed up with it and absconded, leaving a note in his caravan which read "Goodbye cruel ...
by exile
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Craigie College of Education diplomas : 1968, 1972-74
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Re: Craigie College of Education diplomas : 1968, 1972-74

Sorry everyone, I should have made it plain that it was a teacher training college; situated in Ayr I believe. I was guilty of rather assuming that it was still going and everyone had heard of it. Susan Here we go... Craigie College of Education was opened in 1964 to train primary school teachers, ...
by exile
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 266
Views: 140251

Re: What are you reading now?

madge wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:42 pm
Exile


Wouldn't surprise me, a very strong, intelligent woman unless George Clooney throws his hat into the ring.


Madge
I'd love to see her go for it.
by exile
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Craigie College of Education diplomas : 1968, 1972-74
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Re: Craigie College of Education diplomas : 1968, 1972-74

What sort of an institution was Craigie?
I'm a bit stumped
by exile
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 266
Views: 140251

Re: What are you reading now?

Could Michelle Obama run for the Democrats in 2024?
Biden will be, like, real old by then.