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  1. #1
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    Pedal for Scotland

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    I've just signed up for this fifty mile charity cycle ride - Pedal for Scotland. Not until Sept this year so the training shouldn't be too onerous.

    I haven't bumped into any other Scots on this forum. Are there any lurkers out there?
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    I've spotted them - but they are ENGLISH!!!!!


    That's like calling a Canadian an American!


    It's a bit of a trek (no pun intended) to expect those gals to travel to Glasgow for a 50 mile ride - althought we'd be happy to have them. UK eliphant and tattie fritter let me know if you are interested. Tattiefritter - when I first saw your name I thought you might be Scottish.

    I obviously need to post more info about Scotland or you are not paying attention Trek

    Did you know it was Burns night tonight? It's traditional to have a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties tonight. Oh and some whiskey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno28 View Post
    Did you know it was Burns night tonight? It's traditional to have a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties tonight. Oh and some whiskey
    I don't know anything about Scottish food and have never been to Scotland (hope to get there and cycle someday as it looks gorgeous!!) My step-sister did an exchange program in college one semester in Glasgow. She wasn't fond of the food and lost 15 lbs.

    My father's name was Robert Burns, and he told me that when he visited Scotland in the late '50s, he was treated like royalty. I thought that was really cool!

    We also have McIvers in our family (my great-grandmother's name....)

    Emily, whose maiden name is, what else, Burns...
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    Hi Emily - we only recognise two of the main food groups over here: fat and carbohydrate. I'm surprised your step-sister lost weight!

    I live near Glasgow - 25 miles away.

    You sound as if you have Scottish ancestors. Come over - you would love it.
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    There is also "tablet".

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    Hello Bruno! I was lucky enough to visit Scotland in 2005 - it was beautiful, and I would love to go again.

    At the recommendation of a friend who grew up in Scotland (Maeve - she's in her 80s now), I spent a couple of days on the island of Arran (not to be confused with Aran, which is in Ireland). I also visited the Weaver's Cottage in Kilbarchan (I am a weaver, so that was particularly interesting).

    What a lovely place! I wish I could come over the 'pond' for that ride!

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    Can't get the right kind of neeps around here. Very sad.


    Mmmmm, mashed with salt and butter and pepper....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno28 View Post
    I've spotted them - but they are ENGLISH!!!!!


    That's like calling a Canadian an American!
    OMG, I would never do that. How insulting

    It's more like my customer today who asked "I have the calling plan with unlimited calls in the United States. Does that cover Alaska and Canada?"

    "Sir, uhm, yes....and no"

    Bruno sorry for the unintended goof. But still they are not that far away, right? Relatively easy to get from here to there. It's not like they are in Seattle or some far away place
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno28 View Post
    Hi Emily - we only recognise two of the main food groups over here: fat and carbohydrate. I'm surprised your step-sister lost weight!
    She didn't eat the entire time she was there, or something like that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno28 View Post
    You sound as if you have Scottish ancestors. Come over - you would love it.
    I'd love to! Yes, I guess with Burns on my paternal side and McIver on my maternal side, I definitely have some Scottish blood running through these veins. Visiting Scotland is definitely on my list of things to do before I die. Maybe I should bring my own food???

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    Noooo, Scottish food is GOOOOOOD!

    (mmm, merangues with heavy whipped cream from a little shop in Kirkaldy. Sausage rolls with canned baked beans and canned spinach. Tea, lots of cream and sugar. Lyles golden syrup. Black pudding. Semolina with strawberry jam. mashed potatoes with mince gravy. neeps. sigh...) (Fife schools fed you well back in the late 1970's)
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    Scones, bannock, porridge with salt not sugar, tablet,whisky (--ies!).
    Also the scenery and the weather and the clothes/fashions.
    And the trains.

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    The smell of burning coal on a cold damp day!!! (oh, my!)

    I wonder if google earth could find the cottage we lived in? The cottage was built in the 1400's, so it should show up on any satellite images.
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    Apart from Glasgow, where you can see the buildings, most of Scotland is just a blur on google earth.

    Obviously, the powers that be don't think it's worth keeping us under satellite surveillance....little do the know, heh, heh.
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    Chip butties, which Bruno28 made me think about by sending me a song on Scotland. Wow. Who knew?
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