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    GippsGirl
    GippsGirl commented on Sandra's picture.
    The resemblance is striking! What a beautiful moment of family history.
    1 hour ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks commented on Sandra's picture.
    Gosh, your dad does look like you, Sandra. And Dianthus are pinks - for the record. That what a gillyflower is? Well I never.
    2 hours ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Sandra's picture.
    Cheers, Sandra! Our wine and dinner were delicious. Going to have to collapse into bed to read now, but don't think I will get through many pages before dreamtime takes over. Have a lovely Sunday.
    3 hours ago
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    Giselle
    Giselle is melting.......................
    4 hours ago
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    • Giselle
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      Giselle Newbie, followed your advice. Chilled rosé hit the spot. Stephen I'm near Cahors now, Normandie sounds good!
      3 hours ago
    • Stephen Mark
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      Stephen Mark Quick, put yourself on ice, Gis! It's cooler up here in Normandy - clouding over - a brief but welcome respite. Take care :-)
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    • Newbie
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      Newbie Are there any corn fields around? Good excuse to cool down with a long drink of something delicious ;-)
      3 hours ago
    • Giselle
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      Giselle Newbie, followed your advice. Chilled rosé hit the spot. Stephen I'm near Cahors now, Normandie sounds good!
      3 hours ago
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    FergC
    FergC has accepted Daedalus's friend request.
    6 hours ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Sandra's picture.
    Thank you for that - I've forgotten so much about flowers! Breezy enough up here to keep it bearable - but yes, time for wine. Cheers :-)
    7 hours ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Sandra's picture.
    Well, it seems like take your pick, but also that my Dad was wrong and your guess was right. Found these synonyms ~ Dianthus Caryophyllus, which I think is Clove Pink; Carnation and Stock. Off out into our own garden now that it is a bit cooler, ...
    7 hours ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Sandra's picture.
    I'm going to have to look it up. I think Dad always referred to wallflowers as gillyflowers, but I'm sure I heard somewhere that they are pinks. Off to google!
    7 hours ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Sandra's picture.
    Think we crossed. So I was correct in my observation. Not sure where my own love of books came from, except the usual treasured bedtime stories when little, which our mother never failed to read to us. I did work part-time in a library once and ...
    7 hours ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Sandra's picture.
    Thank you - but I'm not sure I know what a gillyflower is - some sort of stock?
    7 hours ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Sandra's picture.
    PS: I'm glad that my initial remark about 'Wilting Gillyflower' sparked the memory for you. PPS: I've just begun another children's book which involves boy and girl twins and the secrets of a walled garden. I now think the garden should ...
    7 hours ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Sandra's picture.
    Yes, Jill, I do take after my father for looks, and love of books - he was a librarian.
    7 hours ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra has uploaded 1 New Profile Photos.
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Sandra's picture.
    Thank you for posting this lovely photo, Sandra. Tom Sutcliffe looks very kind and wise and your father, Ken was a good-looking boy. I think I can see a resemblance to you about the eyes?
    7 hours ago
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    Noodledoodle
    Noodledoodle commented on Sandra's picture.
    What a stately look gent, Sandra :D
    7 hours ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Sandra's picture.
    Great-grandfather Tom Sutcliffe, about whom was said he "cared much more for gilly flowers than guineas’ and my father Ken.
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    Sandra
    Sandra has uploaded 1 New Profile Photos.
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Old Fat Prop's wall:
    Thanks for open letter Prop - response in preparation. Do you mind if I put the exchange on my blog?
    8 hours ago
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    FergC
    FergC Ohhhmmm stay calm and say Ohhmmmm
    8 hours ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Wise advice to yourself, under the circumstances. The uncertainty must be dreadful...
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    • FergC
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      FergC Ohhhhmmmm
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    Jill
    Jill Wilting in the heat, like so many others. 'A Wilting Gillyflower' is what I am. :(
    12 hours ago
    • Scarlett
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      Scarlett 'A Wilting Gillyflower' - that really tickled me. I'm gonna steal that xx
      12 hours ago
    • Jill
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      Jill My Dad had 'Gillyflower' as one of his pet names for me! Not quite so wilted now, as sat for a while in lounge with electric fan on. We bought the two fans second-hand when we went to live abroad in 1972, and they come down from the loft every summer, so they are doing very well! Keep cool! Jx
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    • Sandra
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      Sandra 25 years after my great grandfather's death he was described as a man "who cared much more for gilly flowers than guineas".
      8 hours ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Sandra, that is lovely. Did you know him in life, or had he died before you were born? Whichever, I'm sure you are proud to have him as an ancestor. :)
      8 hours ago
    • Sandra
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      Sandra He died long before I was born, but I've photos and articles that he wrote.
      8 hours ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Was he a renowned gardener? I get my love of gardening from my late father. We girls used to follow him round our big garden while he worked and we learned so much by obvservation. :)
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    • Jill
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      Jill 'observation' even. An extra 'v' crept in there!
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    • Sandra
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      Sandra He was very gregarious, which my father (his g.son) and I were/are not, but I suspect, since he was a founder member of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, I got my love of historical research from him.
      8 hours ago
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      Jill A fine legacy. :)
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    FergC
    "FergC" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    If their children were being systematically raped for the past five years they might know the difference. The Greek referendum is not a random question put to unsuspecting by standers, no matter how illiterate. And they have already found their ...
    12 hours ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus 'The trouble with quotations on the internet is that you can never be sure if they are genuine' Abraham Lincoln
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    • Tony
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      Tony lol!
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    Old Fat Prop
    "Old Fat Prop" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    Democracy is not for everyone at every time. In an educated and informed society, it can be brilliant. In lesser places it is nothing more than legalised mob rule. Researches in Tennessee discovered that if a referendum for executing anyone found ...
    16 hours ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    I wonder if it is the perfectly dressed young Greeks who have made their way to other European capitals? English people are still going to Greece for their holidays but, perhaps, they do not stay in Athens for long?
    16 hours ago
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    FergC
    "FergC" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    @ Mike Remember you asked about Chris Humphrys (son of John) a while back? He's now covering for BBC Radio4. Here's something he posted on his facebook page this morning: I went to both rallies tonight and spoke to a lot of people. The YES rally ...
    16 hours ago

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