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Forum: Health 17th September 2015, 13:53
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Views: 7,500
Posted By Lachlan09
Sleep Paralysis

How many here have experienced sleep paralysis, night terrors and unusual experiences about being awake and things happening to you while you're unable to move or react ?
Forum: Language 17th September 2015, 13:47
Replies: 1
Views: 3,159
Posted By Lachlan09
a question

Dear all,

What is the proper Gaelic for "Lachlan of the race of the bandy-legged blacksmith ?"

I'm especially interested in how many "na"'s there are !
Forum: Genealogy 4th August 2015, 11:55
Replies: 0
Views: 3,205
Posted By Lachlan09
I love this detective work !

I’ve been looking in Scottish records (GOV. Scotland’s People), originally for official reasons requiring my parents’ birth certificates. I knew bits about grandparents and one or two great...
Forum: Language 21st July 2015, 04:49
Replies: 5
Views: 3,864
Posted By Lachlan09
Wow, so the Clyde Valley Stompers did their jazz...

Wow, so the Clyde Valley Stompers did their jazz repertoire in Cumbric ? Cool !
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 29th June 2015, 13:35
Replies: 12
Views: 6,071
Posted By Lachlan09
Well, despite Charleston, I'm keeping my flags. I...

Well, despite Charleston, I'm keeping my flags. I have no axe to grind with anyone. To me, the Stars and Bars and the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, Bonnie Blue, Stainless banner and...
Forum: International Politics 29th June 2015, 13:19
Replies: 13
Views: 10,963
Posted By Lachlan09
Ah yes, the Stern Gang, Irgun and the massacre /...

Ah yes, the Stern Gang, Irgun and the massacre / blowing up of the King David Hotel.

As I understand it, the British (mandated Palestine after WW1) couldn't be right, whatever they did. They...
Forum: History 29th June 2015, 13:01
Replies: 53
Views: 47,600
Posted By Lachlan09
Sorry I've not had time to read all the earlier...

Sorry I've not had time to read all the earlier posts, but yes there were Scots in Ireland before the Plantation Scots. From what I understand, in the early Middle Ages "aquatically mobile" clans...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 16th June 2015, 12:17
Replies: 12
Views: 6,071
Posted By Lachlan09
I agree with you Kathy, but I think I understand...

I agree with you Kathy, but I think I understand a wee bit more than you give me credit for. Though my personal Civil War reference library of nearly 50 books I built up over almost 15 years of...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 15th June 2015, 04:39
Replies: 12
Views: 6,071
Posted By Lachlan09
I think only in recent times has the Civil War...

I think only in recent times has the Civil War started to receive the attention in history that it deserves. It has been misunderstood in America to some degree and the only word which seemed to come...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 15th June 2015, 04:19
Replies: 7
Views: 6,358
Posted By Lachlan09
Sounds like creative accounting ! I have always...

Sounds like creative accounting ! I have always believed the Queen was our first Elizabeth. Perhaps the extra one has been slipped in during periods of apathy. When she was first crowned, new, shiny...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 8th June 2015, 08:23
Replies: 12
Views: 6,071
Posted By Lachlan09
Hi folks No, Hollywood was entertaining,...

Hi folks

No, Hollywood was entertaining, that’s all.

In the same way everyday sheep-herding would not make great Hollywood movies, the everyday routine of cattle-herding or droving and drab...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th May 2015, 04:21
Replies: 7
Views: 6,358
Posted By Lachlan09
I'm not "into" religious topics, but as far as...

I'm not "into" religious topics, but as far as I'm aware, the Church of Scotland (presumably Presbyterian) is not a state church. Scotland has no state church as far as I know and indeed the whole...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 21st May 2015, 04:47
Replies: 12
Views: 6,071
Posted By Lachlan09
Talking I was brought up on a diet of TV westerns as a...

I was brought up on a diet of TV westerns as a boy in the late 50's early '60's and I was crazy for the West ! Some series I loved, others I was bored with.

Ones I loved included:-

Rawhide (as...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 20th May 2015, 08:28
Replies: 12
Views: 6,071
Posted By Lachlan09
When Drouthy Pardners Pardners Meet

Back in that thar Old West, who brought the beer ?

Hollywood westerns like us to imagine hard, whiskey-swilling cowboys and compadres in rip-roaring frontier town saloons and sleepy, adobe...
Forum: Sport 20th May 2015, 08:05
Replies: 5
Views: 8,737
Posted By Lachlan09
I think it's shocking that the SFPL should choose...

I think it's shocking that the SFPL should choose this time to moot expanding the league to include teams which did not either play-off in the Championship League for a deserved spot or win the title...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 14th May 2015, 04:54
Replies: 1
Views: 3,488
Posted By Lachlan09
High School Graduation

Does this happen in the UK now ?

All us non-Americans are familiar with Hollywood movies etc where teenagers graduate from High School, don hired gowns and mortar-boards, attend a graduation...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 14th May 2015, 04:51
Replies: 15
Views: 8,324
Posted By Lachlan09
Me ? Haven't a scooby !

Me ? Haven't a scooby !
Forum: Literature and Film 13th May 2015, 04:18
Replies: 13
Views: 9,554
Posted By Lachlan09
Diverting slightly, has anyone here read books by...

Diverting slightly, has anyone here read books by Lillian Beckwith ? It was a name which flashed through my mind only yesterday. Back in the '60's, she seemed to be popular in parts of Scotland. An...
Forum: Health 10th May 2015, 09:10
Replies: 4
Views: 4,857
Posted By Lachlan09
I learned to make room for my quiet time and work...

I learned to make room for my quiet time and work around it.

I guess I first found it wasn’t the same as feeling sorry for myself when in my early twenties.

Finishing with a GF was more of a...
Forum: Scottish Politics 10th May 2015, 08:13
Replies: 8
Views: 6,010
Posted By Lachlan09
General Election

So, "Nickie No-Lips" and her candidates romped home as predicted ?

Tories and Labour down the plug-hole ?

Where to go from here ?
Forum: Literature and Film 10th May 2015, 08:03
Replies: 13
Views: 9,554
Posted By Lachlan09
Well, I’ve watched the episodes right up to...

Well, I’ve watched the episodes right up to Claire’s rescue from the clutches of evil redcoat Jack Randall.

Polwarth, you were right – Outlander is a lot of shyte (to use ye olde version of ye...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 22nd April 2015, 04:44
Replies: 8
Views: 5,798
Posted By Lachlan09
My daughter is back, brought us souvenirs...

My daughter is back, brought us souvenirs (yeehah), didn't get to Carlo's bake Shop (boohoo !) but did all the other highlights.

She also told me that during their trip to Macy's (in supervised...
Forum: History 22nd April 2015, 04:30
Replies: 0
Views: 4,007
Posted By Lachlan09
History Is Full of Surprises

I've been reading up a bit again on 17th Century British history recently, including Scottish history and its involvement in the British story and I do find it one of the most complicated periods to...
Forum: Cuisine 21st April 2015, 05:16
Replies: 8
Views: 6,430
Posted By Lachlan09
This reminds me of a future (non-!) problem I’ll...

This reminds me of a future (non-!) problem I’ll have to face.

In the past here, I collected a lot of liqueurs and spirits etc for cocktail-making. Had lots of fun having house parties etc but the...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 16th April 2015, 14:04
Replies: 8
Views: 5,798
Posted By Lachlan09
Well, my daughter is flying home from the US to...

Well, my daughter is flying home from the US to Muscat at this moment and will be here in about 5 hours.

I can bet she and her school pals had a great time ! She had a bit of flu for that knocked...
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