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Iain_S

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    Livingston

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    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Gamebird : Kelpie
  • Boat Location
    Broxburn

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  1. Cheshire Ring - Which way?

    Anti clockwise has the advantage of taking water with you down the Ashton, which can be a bit short of water.
  2. Today is a good day

    Feed bats. e.t.a. should have read the next page before replying !
  3. Brexit 2017

    Yeah, but no-one's done the preflight checks, and the pilots have never flown before ...
  4. Trump

    According to the news tonight, someone did, following a post on social media.
  5. Forth and Clyde Closure

    Exactly! The top 4 locks on the east side will get very little use with Bonnybridge shut (I can only think of one boat which might use them), and there is little attraction in cruising from the Wheel junction to Bonnybridge. It is not, however, the thin end of a nasty wedge; it's a bit further up than that From the Scottish Canals website :
  6. Cambridgeshire Continuous Cruising

    But it's often wood on the roof, so higher ...
  7. Brexit 2017

    You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln eta just checked your link, and it gives "please". One I checked had "fool". Checking snopes now Found my one : If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. -Speech at Clinton, Illinois, September 8, 1854. Abraham Lincoln
  8. Brexit 2017

    Thought it was "fool some of the people some of the time ..." (which is probably more appropriate, anyway)
  9. Traveling on a canal at night?

    ... when on a canal e.t.a.
  10. Cabin Strings

    Interesting: I've always thought cable was three or four right hand laid ropes laid up left handed.
  11. Forth and Clyde Closure

    That explains what was going wrong with my post. So a Besom or bizzum or other variety of spelling could be any age of woman, apart from a child. (Maid, Mother or Crone)
  12. Threaded brass eye?

    He was on third
  13. Forth and Clyde Closure

    Didn't know she was a mod on here ...
  14. Forth and Clyde Closure

    I've usually heard it to describe a woman of rather upright (or uptight) character, usually by other women, and often after said woman has stuck her neb into t'other women's business ...
  15. Forth and Clyde Closure

    Derived from a Besom (sp?) also being a broom.
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