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Can I borrow a shovel, please

  Macscouse 11:55 28 Oct 2008

It is snowing here in Nairn, the A9 is blocked, and the A96 is treacherous. The way south is closed.
Roll on Spring!

  Quickbeam 11:57 28 Oct 2008

Have you got any Kendal mint cake for emergencies...?

  Macscouse 12:02 28 Oct 2008

Something better than that - A bottle of 12 year old Balvenie Malt

  Macscouse 12:22 28 Oct 2008

Stay in Liverpool, not while my relatives live there!
My Dad was a merchant seaman for 36 years, he was rather partial to a drop of rum. He used to tell my mother that it gave him the strength to go to sleep.

  Macscouse 12:34 28 Oct 2008

Sadly, he passed away many years ago, he had a bad war, being torpedoed a couple of times. It caught up with him eventually.

  Quickbeam 12:37 28 Oct 2008

And being as it's from in that area, it is also available direct from mountain steams, but not 12 years old...

  Macscouse 20:07 28 Oct 2008

Old Bill,my Dad, never harboured grudges, and he rarely spoke of his experiences. It was only a few years ago that I found an article online about the torpedoing of "The Empress of Canada" off Freetown, which he survived. What he and the rest of the Mercantile Marine went through is largely forgotten.

  laurie53 20:57 28 Oct 2008

I have friends in Alves who never admit to being in the frozen north.

Thanks for the ammunition!

  Macscouse 21:18 28 Oct 2008

I've been living here for 25 years, and in all that time, I've only missed work through snow on 3 days. That includes commuting to places like Inverness, Elgin and Kinloss. Nairn isn't called the Brighton of the North for nothing.

  laurie53 07:10 29 Oct 2008

Never got snowed in when I lived in Forres or Elgin, but I did during the one Winter I spent in Stranraer!

  Macscouse 21:18 29 Oct 2008

I must be in need of a decoke. With my bad knee, I'm only getting 4 MPG.

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