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by VBall
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24905

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I took my wife and Edi Uni daughter to Southside Scran. It was absolutely superb. That was last Autumn. Staff were excellent and knew their stuff. A very nice night. Finished it off with a couple of hours in Bennet's. Just a superb bar although Wee Bennet's is (was in the 1990's) great too. Such gre...
by VBall
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Whisky Thread
Replies: 894
Views: 105755

Re: The Whisky Thread

I have lapsed and am down to only a couple of bottles left. Poured myself a very generous “leap frog” last night. The wife complained about the smell, she hates whisky but especially something like a Laphroaig and she headed off to bed and left me to watch TV. A win-win situation if there ever was o...
by VBall
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2539
Views: 202847

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

As posted before I have health anxiety and since COVID was not feeling too bad. Probably something else to take my mind off my perceived health issues. However over the past 2 weeks I was getting down and blood pressure was rising rapidly. So went to the docs (telephone style) and after discussions ...
by VBall
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24905

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

So lockdown distance still 5 miles from your home unless your are meeting friends or family. I am going away in motorHOME next week and only go file miles from that. Or meet a friend 30 miles away. I know it is hard to define 100% what is in or out, but if a numpty like me is thinking like this, so ...
by VBall
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DT Crossword - Tuesday
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: DT Crossword - Tuesday

28A
Spoiler: show
ENTIRE
19D
Spoiler: show
VINEGAR
25D
Spoiler: show
AREA
by VBall
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DT Crossword - Tuesday
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: DT Crossword - Tuesday

9A
Spoiler: show
SNIFF
14A
Spoiler: show
LANDS END
21A
Spoiler: show
SPANISH ARMADA
24A
Spoiler: show
AXMINSTER
26A
Spoiler: show
EARL
2D
Spoiler: show
STIFFEN
3D
Spoiler: show
AFFORESTATION
16D
Spoiler: show
BEAR ARMS
by VBall
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DT Crossword - Tuesday
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: DT Crossword - Tuesday

13D
Spoiler: show
CLOSE SHAVE
by VBall
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DT Crossword - Tuesday
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: DT Crossword - Tuesday

How do you post the answer without showing it?
For a change today I have managed a lot of answers (possibly correct!!)
by VBall
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stabbing in Cork
Replies: 54
Views: 2660

Re: Stabbing in Cork

So not Limerick then.i thought that was stab city.
by VBall
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58424
Views: 6972553

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

This is easily the most middle class debate I have ever seen on this site! Brilliant, keep it going guys, I'm learning stuff I never knew I needed to know and will probably never need to know but if I do need to know it then I am sure i will impress the people who will have no idea I know this! You...
by VBall
Sun May 31, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1533054

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

We were due to go to Botswana on safari next month but it is now moved untilJune 2021. So cannot go to the Murrayfield test. However as we will be flying in and out of Joburg, perhaps we go extend it and and see more Lions !!
by VBall
Thu May 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24905

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

OK so 5 miles it is. There is a little Spar up Glen Affric that sells nice pies. I will go there for my pies and then can drive miles and walk in Glen Affric.
Bring on the good weather at the weekend !!
by VBall
Thu May 28, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24905

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

For me it is like Stalin's Great Purge. If you speak up you will be on that list and before even the "coming of the day", it is the end for you. This of course only makes it more enjoyable to have a little dig as the fury and steam letting is something I enjoy watching. Like any fanatic, a gasket w...
by VBall
Thu May 28, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24905

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

For me it is like Stalin's Great Purge. If you speak up you will be on that list and before even the "coming of the day", it is the end for you. This of course only makes it more enjoyable to have a little dig as the fury and steam letting is something I enjoy watching. Like any fanatic, a gasket wi...
by VBall
Wed May 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beaver films
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Beaver films

BBC Springwatch is coming from the Cornwall Beaver Project.

Just watched an interesting piece when the young lady was talking about the stuffed beaver she had. Phrases like ....the business end of a beaver ... made my day.

Not the first time I admit to watching films with beavers in them,
by VBall
Fri May 22, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst/most embarrassing bodily function events
Replies: 28
Views: 1720

Re: Worst/most embarrassing bodily function events

Train from Nairobi to Mombasa ... bowels decided it was time to evacuate themselves so I made my may to the toilet. It was not so much of an Eastern toilet, just a hole in the floor. Also no lock on the door. And a training moving meaning it was jumping about like mad. So shoes off, trousers and pan...
by VBall
Tue May 19, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard from Globus?
Replies: 283
Views: 19276

Re: Has anyone heard from Globus?

Sorry to hear that and glad you are back out the other side sir. Hope you and her indoors fully recover.
by VBall
Mon May 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)
Replies: 4967
Views: 916100

Re: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)

For some reason when I look at this, I start with her eyes and then scan down. I get the feeling like I am falling forward and downwards ............ looking forward to the soft landing.
by VBall
Mon May 18, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6348
Views: 477902

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Slight abuse of thread, but I'm looking at getting a camera for some video work and was looking at a Panasonic GH4 - any bordies got any useful advice before I buy? General consensus seems to be it's pretty good, and it's dropped a fair bit in price since the GH5 and GH5s have come out. I use an Ol...
by VBall
Mon May 18, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TV Shows you wish were still on
Replies: 46
Views: 2151

Re: TV Shows you wish were still on

Gene Hunt in Life on Mars or Ashes to Ashes .... "What I call a dream involves Diana Dors and a bottle of chip oil." "I once hit a bloke for speaking French." “She’s as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.” “Anything happens to this motor, I’ll come ’round your houses and stamp on all you...
by VBall
Sun May 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Smoking facts
Replies: 52
Views: 2304

Re: Smoking facts

Usual cigars now, as I smoke smaller sized are Partagus Shorts, Cuaba Tradicionales or Hoya De Monterrey Petit Robusto.
by VBall
Sun May 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Smoking facts
Replies: 52
Views: 2304

Re: Smoking facts

I have some some cigarettes over the past 40 years. Some but not many. I do however like a nice Cuban Cigar and have 1, maybe 2, at the weekend. I also go for the petit corona sized smokes now rather than the larger side when I lived in the Middle East and they were tax free. On thing about the lock...
by VBall
Fri May 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1543
Views: 127683

Re: The PR Book Thread

Thanks for the recommendations... just read Blood Meridian. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
by VBall
Wed May 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1533054

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

On that topic was out for a walk around my course today and it looks perfect - they are obviously getting the greens ready for an opening soon! Was it the R&A Carrick Knowe? A fine course as long as the kids do not run on steal your ball !! Used to play there many years ago when I first started pla...
by VBall
Tue May 05, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1533054

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

dpedin wrote:On that topic was out for a walk around my course today and it looks perfect - they are obviously getting the greens ready for an opening soon!
Was it the R&A Carrick Knowe? A fine course as long as the kids do not run on steal your ball !!
by VBall
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Confinement crew cuts
Replies: 133
Views: 5628

Re: Confinement crew cuts

I lived in Belgium for a while and pick up a smattering of Flemish - enough for shopping, eating out and buying fries and beer. I was able to understand a hell of a lot more. I go to Sweden for business every quarter and find it hard to understand a conversation but can slowly get through some writt...
by VBall
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I live in a small village in the Highlands and the bigger village 2 miles away has a small Co-Op but an excellent deli, butcher, baker and green grocer. That is as far as we have gone in 5 weeks - in fact I had not driven for 5 weeks as the wife goes out once a week to get the shopping and I am than...
by VBall
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Magazine subscription recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: Magazine subscription recommendations

I used Readily https://gb.readly.com/ So many mags and my wife, and 2 student kids use the same 7.99 subscription. :thumbup: There's a fair few in there I'd have some interest in, assume there's no tricks like maximum number of reads etc? None that I know off. YOu can even download and read offline...
by VBall
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Magazine subscription recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: Magazine subscription recommendations

I used Readily

https://gb.readly.com/

So many mags and my wife, and 2 student kids use the same 7.99 subscription.
by VBall
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1543
Views: 127683

Re: The PR Book Thread

Big Game Shooting on the Equator. Not that I am into big game hunting but like boys own adverture stuff. https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30370061843&searchurl=x%3D60%26y%3D10%26sortby%3D1%26tn%3DBig%2BGame%2BShooting%2Bon%2Bthe%2BEquator%26an%3DDickinson&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-titl...
by VBall
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Calling Globus
Replies: 32
Views: 3014

Re: Calling Globus

Great to see you back Globus. As previously stated, my duaghter is back from Uni and her and I are trying to do the crossword each day. I have a DT subscription but not a Puzzles one. I can get access to it on iPad but not PC .. so was doing a screenshot and printing. Not great but allowed us to con...
by VBall
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR fantasy pub
Replies: 552
Views: 13416

Re: The PR fantasy pub

Double scampi fries .... big lass. Had to roll her in flour to find the damp patch.
by VBall
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR fantasy pub
Replies: 552
Views: 13416

Re: The PR fantasy pub

Afternoon all. What you doing here at this time I hear you ask. "She who must be obeyed" is doing some spring cleaning and suggested I get out for a couple of hours. Since the park's full of twats, thought I would drop in here and see what is happening. Bev when you have finished unblocking the sink...
by VBall
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anyone into archery and/or bow-hunting?
Replies: 53
Views: 1798

Re: Anyone into archery and/or bow-hunting?

No but we have throwing axes and knives. We have some rounds in the trees in the garden and creep around trying to stick them in the targets. Good fun and they make a really good noise when they thump and stick into the wood. More often than not, a pretty crap sound as they do not stick in.
by VBall
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 76th Anniversary of my Dad's Escape from POW camp.
Replies: 58
Views: 2183

Re: 76th Anniversary of my Dad's Escape from POW camp.

I will raise a glass tonight. Excellent story and as said, more than enough for a film. My help deliver supplies in Burma. No stories like escaping, just everyday (everyday !!) army tales. His mate did lose his head after he rode his motorbike along the road with a wire cable across it .. we have al...
by VBall
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1533054

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

We had just gone up to Nat 1 and were sitting 3rd, hoping to consolidate at least 4th but pretty sure we would have stayed 3rd. Feel gutted for Biggar though.

WOnder how many lads have played their last game without knowing ....
by VBall
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The *OFFICIAL* Pie thread.
Replies: 176
Views: 5018

Re: The Official Pie thread. (and why the meat pie defines A

The infamous Scotch Pie and by god there are some truly awful versions out there. The ones full of grease that when eaten by an experienced pie eater, requires a small bite, a rotation of the wrist to point the open end downward and a flick of the wrist to cast the grease away ... usually over the p...
by VBall
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR fantasy pub
Replies: 552
Views: 13416

Re: The PR fantasy pub

Good god man, these are 1/6 gill measures. Whatever happened to the 1/4 gills? Is this a COVID measure ...