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by exile
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Recipes - Mostly Scottish
Topic: Olive oil
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Olive oil

brian f wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:53 pm
Can anybody recommend a good versatile oil ..Don't know much about it-Something I could easily obtain in the UK. Thanks :)
Just realised it was an olive oil brand you were actually looking for, so previous msg probably not much help. :?
by exile
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Recipes - Mostly Scottish
Topic: Olive oil
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Olive oil

Can anybody recommend a good versatile oil ..Don't know much about it-Something I could easily obtain in the UK. Thanks :) Jamie Oliver & Hugh Fernley-hyphen both said they'd dropped olive oil for rapeseed oil, as apparently far lower in "bad" fats. I've started using it for most things - it's ligh...
by exile
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Scottish Politics
Replies: 21
Views: 1348

Re: Scottish Politics

If so, I respect your opinion, but even though I've previously read what I thought was a load of political balderdash at the time, that one might just take the biscuit. Serving Scots will be faced with choosing between their opportunities & prospects in a globally-significant Military and in a loca...
by exile
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Scottish Politics
Replies: 21
Views: 1348

Re: Scottish Politics

I'm not sure if separatism is driven by economics, i.e., that Scotland will be more prosperous, but surely the upside of separating has to be not just OK - but huge - given its colossal upheaval & one-off cost? The 2014 referendum economic case, said by Salmond to have the support of Nobel laureates...
by exile
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Chimney Sweeps
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Chimney Sweeps

The Seggies were Stevenston sweeps - Father and sons.
They communicated down the chimney from the roof crest to the fireplace with a series of cries/noises, rather than shouted instructions, which must have meant something like "More steam, McPhail !!", or similar.
by exile
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: St Michaels Kilwinning 1965 photo
Replies: 13
Views: 7170

Re: St Michaels Kilwinning 1965 photo

Hello all, I realise this is a really old thread! Bernard Finnigan was my Uncle (for those who knew him I am his big sister Patricia's youngest daughter). I wondered if there was any way of getting a copy of this photo? Would it be possible to email it to me? Not sure if this message will even be s...
by exile
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Family Research (Genealogy) - Guest Posting Allowed.
Topic: Farm called 'Dungarvon' near Dalry?
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: Farm called 'Dungarvon' near Dalry?

The “Turned Row” faced the road that ran from the railway station to the “Big House”. The story goes that the landed gentry were embarrassed by the sights that they saw, and the curious glances, when they and their guests were travelling from the station to the “Big House”. So they had the row of c...
by exile
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Scotland Rugby Union team.
Replies: 146
Views: 72394

Re: Scotland Rugby Union team.

bonzo wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:53 pm
Defeat from the jaws of victory.

Aye,
Fagerson getting himself sent off was like a Danny McGrain passback wheechin' past Alan Rough with 5 minutes to go...
by exile
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Prominent Local People
Replies: 22
Views: 4761

Re: Prominent Local People

Andrew Cruickshank, of very old Doctor Finlay vintage, talked about the Scottish diaspora effect in his Bedside Book of Scotland ... I moved to England as a young man, and when I worked for a company in London, I was asked to meet a man from their client, British Oxygen, who had come from Australia ...
by exile
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: St. Johns Primary 1957 - Class photo
Replies: 3
Views: 2493

Re: St. Johns Primary 1957 - Class photo

Just realised that the McKenna is wrongly named as Tom - it's actually his brother Joe, who I remember went on to lose an entire year of school recovering after a horrendous fall from the top of a tree by the old Kerelaw orchard.
by exile
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Amanda Gorman - What a performance
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Amanda Gorman - What a performance

Much better heard than watched, I think, with some powerful imagery, but what was going on with all those contrived hand movements?
She looked she was doing an infant class song with actions.
by exile
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Reminiscences of old Saltcoats
Replies: 24
Views: 6140

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...