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?
  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.