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Old 11-30-2008, 05:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just posted exactly the same thing on another thread.

Good job mate.

Lots of things free today, castles, Zoo's, sea life centres etc.

I can I persuade my kids to go anywhere !!!!!

If it was costing me 30 they'd be in the car like a shot !!!!!!!!

If the Zoo is free today, do they just feed the animals less ????
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You guys celebrate your heretige very well. Hope you have a good day.
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You know, I've been doing a bit of reading this morning and I must say I'm very proud to belong to a country with such a rich, proud and ancient history.

St. Andrew became the patron Saint of Scotland in the middle of the 10th Century, so we're talking about the year nine hundred and something.

The Scottish flag, the Saltire is based on the cross that was used to crucify St. Andrew, it was an X-shaped cross.

My city, Glasgow, has its roots as far back as the 6th century AD and was even before that a fishing settlement which thrived on the fish-rich waters of the river Clyde.

Not really a history person, but I find some of this stuff fascinating!
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Happy St Andrews day, Scottish neighbours (got a bit distracted by all the bottles of whiskey!)

We don't get free stuff on St George's Day
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think st andrews day is better than thx giving!

by the way....do you think scotland will declare it's independance anytime soon????
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Happy Saint Andrews Day !!!!! Scotties...

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Couldn't find a decent pic..
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I think st andrews day is better than thx giving!

by the way....do you think scotland will declare it's independance anytime soon????
Not that sure I'd want us to Nands, sure I'm proud to be Scottish but I quite like to be Scottish as part of UK.

Went to Stirling Castle, ok it was free to get in but I spent 30 in the book shop.

Not an expert RK but I quite like reading about our history.

If you get the chance, visit Culloden, very eerie and makes you think, from my surname I'd have been a Jacobite but going from where I live and you even more so, we could well have been on the Redcoat ( supposidly English side but when you look into it a lot of the troops were Scots ) army.

Bought a Nigel Tranter trilogy today about Robert Bruce and another of his books about William Wallace. Recommend Tranter as an author, he writes about historical events but puts ficticious characters in as well to make the books great to read.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Happy St Andrews Day to all my Scottish mates

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And, a Happy St. Andrew's Day to all of you!

My maiden name was Brydon, and I know my father's heritage was Scottish; but, I don't know any more than that, because my mother left him when I was about nine years old. However, I've always been proud to know there's a bit of Scot in me. I even named one of my son's Scott Andrew...although I'm pretty sure my mom has no idea why. I thought it was pretty clever of me.

In 1996, I was fortunate to visit your beautiful country when I took a tour through Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. I even ate haggis...it tastes much better than it looks (or sounds)!

My kids had a piper at their dad's funeral services even though his family background is Irish and English...maybe they're proud of that side of their heritage, too.
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Happy St. Andrew's Day.

My Dad plays the bagpipes, it is an interesting instrument.
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