Armchair Bob

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  1. We'll play well enough to nearly beat them.
  2. You cannae keep a valley girl doon! It's the way they say 'hoover'-
  3. Stop before you get to the east coast. Problem solved...
  4. Newport is amazing. Where else will you be offered a ride and a fight in every single pub.
  5. I've canoed it... a brilliant trip at this time of year.
  6. See it *sounds* plausible, but there is another government building in the same area in the same style and nobody says it was originally intended to be a hospital...
  7. Aye - great place if you like derelict buildings.
  8. If its half marathons you cant beat the wee island ones. If you have to make a weekend of it then you can't beat somewhere like Coll with its beaches and a ceilidh afterwards.
  9. But do these people actually *know*? Or are they just going on what someone told them when they started and never thought to question it?
  10. Saughton House. A large government office in Broomhouse, west Edinburgh. It takes the form of several institutional 2-story blocks called 'spurs' joined by a long corridor, that are suggestive of hospital wards. No wonder, because that is what Saughton House was built as, a hospital for the use of the navy during the second world war. Or was it? Reading this article makes me doubt everything I ever knew about Saughton House. Was it originally a hospital? Was it a navy hospital? Was it always a government office from the start? How come no-one actually knows? Maybe it just appeared out of nowhere one day and we have just invented stories to retro-fit the facts to stop our brains exploding? http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_buildings_s/0_buildings_-_saughton_house.htm
  11. If it is remain then part of me will be relieved. Another part will be disappointed, will have to put the popcorn away for another occasion. 51/49 remain.
  12. Hi Calmac - good to see you post again! Out of interest (asking for an ahem, friend) - in your opinion is the AFRC still to be avoided or is it now looking like getting back on track? I'm wondering from the point of view of a business analysis contractor...

  13. A unionist majority might not be so bad. As any time before 2020 is (IMHO) too early anyway for another crack at a referendum. Whereas having the disaster of Davidson or Dugdale (or Sarwar!) as First Minister might wake people the **** up as to what unionism really means and galvanise them for 2021. Wow, just imagine. Sarwar as FM, Boris as PM, Trump in the USA. It would be awful!
  14. I went to a great club once, Seventh Heaven at Charing Cross in Glasgow. Full of minor Glasgow celebrities, think it was part-owned by Stephane Mahe. A couple of years later I recommended it to a friend who wanted a night out with her female friends. Turned out it had been reopened as a strip club but kept the name Seventh Heaven. They thought I'd sent them there deliberately.