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  1. I thought your point was perfectly clear and well made. If we all drove around at a speed to ensure we did not risk hitting someone out running on a main road in the dark in dark clothing, no-one would ever get to work and it would be next morning before we got home for tea.
  2. Thanks for the e-mail. I'm on BT and have been getting the 'nothing doing' message since yesterday or maybe even the day before.
  3. Just happened to catch most of a programme on Channel 5 tonight about MCGB's journey from the factory in Pennsylvania, on board a massive Antonov and with her rotors in a box, to Prestwick, thence to Dalcross and finally on to Sumburgh. Realise I may be massively behind the times on this one but very much enjoyed the programme!
  4. You're been how long in Shetland? Glad to hear you made it safely home with no purple bits. So now do you have to go to the GB to get replastered? Take care.
  5. Frances – don’t fly anywhere with a stookie! I was in Germany with kids at a world championship when my husband had his first heart attack. On the way out I had slipped at the end of the moving pavement in Schiphol and mangled my ankle. The very efficient German hospital X-rayed it, pronounced it to be merely a bad sprain and put on what they called an air cast – to about halfway up my calf. The next day I had to fly as an emergency from Stuttgart to Frankfurt and from Frankfurt to Edinburgh – both flights no more than 90 mins. When I finally reached Ninewells at 10pm and husband wa
  6. One gets medals on ARRSE. What could we have instead of dots? Bonxie silhouettes maybe?
  7. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_12?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=james%20morton%20brilliant%20bread&sprefix=james+Morton%2Cstripbooks%2C350 Shetland's very own answer - out on 29th August ...
  8. Peat – anyone wishing to become a doctor has to go south to medical school to train. So unclear whence you are deriving your ‘leaving to enhance his / her skills’ suggestion. As for our new ‘You should be grateful that there are people like me’ member; his skill set has obviously been honed in an industry where interpersonal skills and team working are of no importance whatsoever. Can anyone think what such an occupation might be? (anticipating flood of sarcastic suggestions ...)
  9. Form today's Times. There's a photo as well but I don't have time to work out how to insert it atm. War effort of island who answered the call to buy a Spitfire Fiona MacGregor As the Blitz pounded Britain an island community answered a desperate appeal for funds for fighter aircraft to defend the country. Children gave pocket money, there were dances and parades, and in ten weeks Shetland had raised enough to pay for a Spitfire. Every donation, even sixpence, was recorded by the local newspaper, and an amateur historian who stumbled upon the files has published a book about a Spitfire call
  10. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/willardfoxton2/100009007/how-twitter-and-facebook-forced-thatchers-adoring-fans-and-hysterical-enemies-to-face-each-other/#disqus_thread
  11. When Shetlink was new and the first 1000 or so people were on it, it had a wonderful community feel - you were made welcome, you could chat to people / have constructive arguments about the issues of the day / exchange information / help out. I have three friends from those days whom I met on Shetlink, subsequently met in real life, liked very much and with whom I keep in touch - mostly on Facebook. I'm sure others do too. But then people moved in and started to play out their private lives in front of us - for what warped purpose it is hard to discern. At one point there was a threesome go
  12. You know the worst bits of ARRSE? - (some of) this lot are every bit as bad. There are lots of lovely people in Shetland. Most of them are not on Shetlink as the trolls have driven them all away and even the mods have given up. Look on Facebook instead?
  13. Maybe, and even hopefully, there are those out there who can like something without the need to tweet or click Facebook I LIKE button, just like those in my family who are quietly enjoying the series. Just a thought. Oxna. You seem to have time to twitter about it on this instead of quietly enjoying it like the rest of your family then? Not quite sure at whom this rejoinder was directed as the quotation marks have got a little confused. But in any case - what a grossly insensitive comment! (Par for the course on Shetlink these days.) How do you know that Oxna (whom I don't know at all) is s
  14. Fair enough. Although I have to say I much appreciate the sense of community and friendship engendered by me sitting in Dundee chatting on Facebook to James's friends and neighbours in Hillswick as we all watched the programme together. So I don't quite see why you would 'hopefully' class that as A Bad Thing.
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