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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Scott did not take my advice, I told him to buy a nice detached house in the countryside of Scotland, but it seems his tribe did not allow him to do that, and he ended up in the social housing! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry_Cowell wrote:
I'm jealous!


O Henry things not going well in California ha
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Location: Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huntercom and the Foul Feline have both been suckered by Thatcherite/Blairite propaganda !

I can assure them both that I and my many admirers are very impressed by what I have found. A terraced house built in the 1840's and renovated and modernised in the 1990's. Of course the Marquess has a place that is rather bigger but I do not have the trouble of dealing with a horde of servants and estate workers.

When I tire of my little place I can visit my neighbour who lives here -

www.mountstuart.com

Of course those living in "social housing" in one of the sink estates of Glasgow or Edinburgh might have different experiences !
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly right, scot! And being so close to Edinburgh is my idea of heaven -- at least during the festivals. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the ongoing financial crisis which was sparked off by mortgage lunacy, people in Anglophonia may learn that renting makes sense. It is what people do in Germany, France, Spain and Scandinavia !

I like to think I am blazing the trail for those wishing to return to the rental market. This canine is a TRENDSETTER !


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just back from my afternoon jaunt. Bus trip to Ettrick Bay, using my over-60's Bus Pass. Tea and a scone. Now back in town and I am using the internet facilities (free !) in the Public Library.

Say what you like but I like walking on the wild side ! Tea AND a scone ! Wow !

I hope the Feisty Feline is enjoying his summer in suburbia !
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Will.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be careful Scot, don't flash that freedom card when you are down the library.
It is like a red rag to a bull for lady OAPs.
They hunt you down when they see one...it means you have time on your hands....

"Oh, Hello Dear,
You look like a man who know how to use his hands"
And the next thing you know you're both on all fours on the kitchen floor...
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and you are fixing her sink.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know how to tell ladies to go away and leave me alone. Re-arrange the following letters into a well-known phrase or saying.

U K C F F F O
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Association from which I rent my apartment has other properties from time to time. If anyone is interested, contact me by PM. No cats - and the humans involved must have the Right of Abode in the UK.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freezing my bahookey off in Central Glasgow today I wonder if this is such a good idea !

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your first mistake was Glasgow.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ayr is much nicer and only a short bus ride away using my free Wrinkly Bus Pass !
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those not ready for the island life, look at a house in the Borders. Scottish Borders Housing Association has lots of properties !

A colleague who works in the Middle East has just got himself a secure tenancy. Go for it !
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artemisia



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
buy a nice detached house in the countryside of Scotland


What's wrong with being a tenant? I guess most people want their own scrap of land but not everyone has to be a landowner.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: The lone and level sands stretch far away......... Reply with quote

Away Man...the desert calls.....not sure if your bus pass covers that though.



Mr K

THE Link was a BUTE Laughing
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