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Wouldn't it be lovely to see a Bonspiel.

Scotland just missed out last January on a Grand Match in Curling but could be luckier this time if it stays cold enough for long enough.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/323419-outrage-as-rare-bonspiel-cancelled-curling-tournament-goes-unofficial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZYxoPJXuN8

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Curling:- We all know of the persecution of the Clan Donall. Well the "death tae all MacDonalds policy" instituted immediately after Culloden was suspended....no sure it was ever fully done awa we....until Wolfe needed some troops tae climb the back of the mountain near Quebec..and guess who got the job ? The price, which Wolfe was loath tae go along we, was nae mair deid MacDonalds.

Efter Wolfe was victorious, deid tae ah think, the MacDonalds brought oot the stains and the rest is.....Canada become numero uno of the "Roaring Game".

tam

Stan Rogers wrote "Not one in ten Thousand Knows his name"...a wee tribute tae the clan Donald and their participation at Queenston Heights....no sure of the general Brock....mibee.

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Hammy....cuidnae resist using "Hammy" because no too many folk use that.

Am no sure aboot the "no great mischief" but a man by the name of Alistair McLeod wrote a wonderful book cried "no great mischief" aw aboot a MacDonald family frae Cape Beton; McLeod taught at the University of Windsor.

And am wondering aboot Wolfe because the man in charge of the English at glencoe was a "Wolfe"...am no sure aboot the dates.....and am no askin lest Pat tells me tae dae a google; ah havnae the time, leaving Sunday an aw.

tam

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Hammy....cuidnae resist using "Hammy" because no too many folk use that.

Am no sure aboot the "no great mischief" but a man by the name of Alistair McLeod wrote a wonderful book cried "no great mischief" aw aboot a MacDonald family frae Cape Beton; McLeod taught at the University of Windsor.

And am wondering aboot Wolfe because the man in charge of the English at Culloden was a "Wolfe"...am no sure aboot the dates.....and am no askin lest Pat tells me tae dae a google; ah havnae the time, leaving Sunday an aw.

tam

I haven't got a clue about Wolfe, tam, but hoping that there will be another Bonspiel soon. Hope you haven't huffed with me - the Bethlehem, Nazareth, address was easy to establish.

There was a Bonspiel in Gatehouse of Fleet earlier this year, in January, after a 41 year gap.

Would be amazing if we could see some more of these. Last year there were people curling on Bingham's Pond just along the road from here. It is a lovely scene.

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Pat ay have nae idea how anyone on God's green earth cuid huff we you..and

Glencoe was sixty-seven years afore the Plains of Abraham.

tam

and am trying tae find a way tae visit Glasgow, in the very near future.

Hoping tae examine and be examined, it's sort of a game thit was invented many, many years ago....invented by a lassie am thinking.

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Pat ay have nae idea how anyone on God's green earth cuid huff we you..and

Glencoe was sixty-seven years afore the Plains of Abraham.

tam

and am trying tae find a way tae visit Glasgow, in the very near future.

Hoping tae examine and be examined, it's sort of a game thit was invented many, many years ago....invented by a lassie am thinking.

Glad you're not huffing. Don't buy your ticket at the moment, tam, nobody is going anywhere fast these days.

I'm wondering if JJ will make it home for Christmas.

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