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In eighth decade, Scottish born, married, one son (now also married since 2012), like literature, music, maritime matters, nature, the countryside, and fishing.
Like to walk in the mountains. Enjoy cycling
Now retired from paid employment.
Spending much of my time now in musical pursuits- I play trombone and sometimes bass guitar in a swing band, and double bass in two symphony orchestras, amateur but good. I'm learning some Scottish and Irish music on the fiddle. I've recently got a viola, which I enjoy playing.
Interested in most things, if they're interesting enough.

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Thu 22 Sep, 2016 01:24 pm - Hello peeps and greetings to Miss Letty Here's some Irish-sounding stuff and a video, quite nice I hope (view)
Thu 22 Sep, 2016 01:16 pm - Seems like a nice lad. I wish him well in his chosen career. (view)
Sat 10 Sep, 2016 09:07 am - Super Blues, three away points. It'll be on MoTD tonight. Rangers evidently are not up to speed yet for the Premier League. I hope the Glasgow Police are not too busy this evening. And... (view)
Sat 10 Sep, 2016 12:52 am - From this day forward, henceforth for the rest of the year, nothing will ever be the same again. Manchester City play Manchester United in the lunch-time kickoff, and for the first time in four... (view)
Sun 4 Sep, 2016 02:18 pm - We've also got geld, but you don't want to go there. (view)
Sun 4 Sep, 2016 02:12 pm - We've got gild. Which means literally, to cover something in gold (or to colour it gold), and is also used metaphorically. As far as you and Mr Grimm are concerned, I think you may be... (view)
Sun 4 Sep, 2016 01:50 pm - Good point, Walter, but it's gone a bit mad recently, and the trait seems to be accelerating. A man writing in The Spectator last week made the same point as me, about medalling, with... (view)
Sat 3 Sep, 2016 08:03 am - Hello peeps. "An ill wind that nobody blows good"- what was that, a saxophone? Could be a french horn. A man at the orchestra rehearsal this morning told me he learned these words, and... (view)
Sat 27 Aug, 2016 12:54 pm - Neville Dickie is One of our best stride piano players. Maybe he'll do well on RadioA2K? Let me know. (view)
Wed 24 Aug, 2016 08:25 am - Some talk recently of Scottish bands. Have you heard about Runrig? It's a crofters' system of field management, by the way. And a popular band of a couple of decades ago.... (view)
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