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Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:17 am

A CS can sometimes be found on the CS
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:56 pm

Is part of it Cheviot Sheep?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:11 pm

No, sorry, It isn't.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:09 pm

Caledonian Sleeper?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:01 pm

Two very good replies, but neither is right.

The CM found the(second) CS
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:05 pm

Please confirm that this has nothing to do with Castle Stalker and Castle Shuna on Shuna
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:03 pm

Tinto63 wrote:Please confirm that this has nothing to do with Castle Stalker and Castle Shuna on Shuna


Confirmed, absolutely nothing to so with any of this.

The CM's real name was AL.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:43 pm

To get to the first CS the CM walked a CM
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:23 pm

Sgurr wrote:
Tinto63 wrote:Please confirm that this has nothing to do with Castle Stalker and Castle Shuna on Shuna


Confirmed, absolutely nothing to so with any of this.

The CM's real name was AL.


Is this Sir Alexander Leslie, and the Crooked Stile the 17th century alliance between the Scottish and English parliaments?

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:40 pm

Yes. The first CS is the crooked stile, or the boundary between England and Scotland. The second CS is the Crooked Sixpence. Devaluation of the currency which the Scots had to share had made the silver in the coins thinner and it tended to bend. The CM was the Crooked Man or Alexander Leslie who the Scots suspected of stitching up a deal with England that was not in their favour. Thank goodness I didn't have to introduce the CC. I'm not sure what the Crooked Cat was in reality or the Crooked Mouse, but the house they all lived in together(Crooked) was Britain. Husband had been writing a paper and was sitting in his chair for so long he complained he looked like The Crooked Man when he emerged. Thought it must have an interesting origin, and recycled it for the quiz Image

http://www.rhymes.org.uk/there_was_a-crooked_man.htm#:~:text=The%20origin%20of%20this%20poem,Scottish%20General%20Sir%20Alexander%20Leslie.&text=The%20'crooked%20stile'%20referred%20to,border%20between%20England%20and%20Scotland.


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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:06 am

Thanks Sgurr!

AS, HT and others are found in a particular garden.

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:14 pm

I suppose it is too straightforward for you to assume they are plants? (I hope so, because my plant knowledge is poor).
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:59 pm

Sgurr wrote:I suppose it is too straightforward for you to assume they are plants? (I hope so, because my plant knowledge is poor).


Correct- they’re not plants

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:31 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:Thanks Sgurr!

AS, HT and others are found in a particular garden.

Tim


No guesses yet, so here's a picture clue.

Note that one of these images shows an unnecessary addition, and another has a hidden disability.

Tim
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:08 pm

Could this be Auntie's Skirts and Happy Thought, two of the poems in 'A Child's Garden of Verses' by Robert Louis Stevenson?
If it is, the picture that gave it away was the map of Samoa. Some of the other pictures are a bit baffling though! :lol:
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