September 3, 2014

Wot’s this ‘ere then ?

by duncanr

Read the comments and find out !

March 29, 2015

The Bogle

by duncanr

Bogle150There’s a bogle by the bour-tree at the lang loan heid,
I canna thole the thocht o’ him, he fills ma he’rt wi’ dreid;
He skirls like a hoolet, an’ he rattles a’ his banes,
An’ gi’es himsel’ an unco fash to fricht wee weans.

He’s never there by daylicht, but ance the gloamin’ fa’s,
He creeps alang the heid-rig, an’ through the tattie-shaws,
Syne splairges through the burn, an’ comes sprachlin’ ower the stanes,
Then coories doun ahint the dyke to fricht wee weans.

I canna say I’ve . . . Continue reading

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March 29, 2015

Daylight Savings Bullshit

by duncanr

clocks in the USA went forward an hour 3 weeks ago as ‘Daylight Saving’ kicked in

here in the UK, we put our clocks forward an hour this morning

this vid explores why do we do this?

March 28, 2015

Caption this . . .

by duncanr

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March 28, 2015

Anyone Got an Allen Key ?

by duncanr

Poor buggers – as if they didn’t have enough on their plate, things just got a whole lot worse !

The UN refugee agency has placed an order for 10,000 flat-pack refugee shelters designed by a social enterprise arm of furniture giant IKEA, with first delivery planned within months to camps across Iraq, where some 2.5 million people have been displaced by conflict (http://tinyurl.com/p6eh6e4)

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March 28, 2015

Open Says Me !

by duncanr

Open the fucken door!

Open the fucken door!

so, after initial reports that the german passenger plane that crashed into the Alps, resulting in the death of all on board, did so deliberately after the co-pilot locked the captain out of the cockpit after he hadv gone to the loo, airlines are falling over themselves in a race to change their operating procedures to insist that two cabin crew are present on the flight deck at all times – http://tinyurl.com/otruyep

am I the only one who reacted with incredulity to the news that . . . Continue reading

March 27, 2015

A room with a yew

by NobblySan

Pity the sad state of the bottom end of the rented housing market in Cameron’s 21st century England.

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March 27, 2015

Bare Breasted Bints Reading Books

by duncanr

bookA friend moved to another part of the country not long back

not knowing anyone there, she joined a local book club in order to make new friends

this worked so well for her she is now ‘in a relationship’ with a guy she met at the club

inspired by her success, I’m toying with the idea of joining a book club myself – if only I could find one in Brum less like . . . Continue reading

March 27, 2015

Duang !

by duncanr

two ‘frisky’ pandas caught by surprise when another drops by unannounced

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March 27, 2015

Scottish Sense of Honour

by duncanr

A Scot complained on Twitter about some ‘out of date’ produce being sold at a Tesco store

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When a Tesco employee replied to his tweet, however, Haraam’s umbrage over the out of date produce conflicted with his sense of honour – leading to this response . . . Continue reading

March 27, 2015

Something for the Weekend – No 155

by duncanr

every now and again I return to this song – I never tire of hearing it – Donovan singing a traditional Scottish folk song

Don’t forget, if you want to listen again to previous weekend songs, go to the ‘category filter’ on the side bar and select ‘something for weekend’ from the drop down list

And be sure to post your own favourite song(s) in the comment section to this post

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