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by Kirbstone
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ian
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Ian

Looks like you have a lot of personal experience of this storm skirt-wearing business, RM. Here we get 'equinoxial storms' around this time and at End March, but this year so far none has arrived or is forecast. Re; skirting in a storm, I'd go for thick tights and a tight little mini of about max. 1...
by Kirbstone
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skorts
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Skorts

Re: Skorts &c. These are marketed by Houe of Foxy, in the UK. They are 18" to the hem which is demure enough, Left hand side waist button closure and hidden strong zip. I love the deep pleated design which is repeated at the rear, so they swing as you walk. They are described as shorts, but are more...
by Kirbstone
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Essex UK
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Hello from Essex UK

Looking at the lightheartgear hiking skirt, the one with normal fly and slash pockets with a bit of flare looks sort-of OK, were it made of decent material, but it looks Etsy cheap. $98 speaks of an outrageous mark-up and with the extra Customs levy on goods from the US plus the apparently unstoppab...
by Kirbstone
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Evolution of a Scots sounding name
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Evolution of a Scots sounding name

Some years ago I got into conversation with a pleasant chap who was lowland Scots. His surname was Mc Harg, which I hadn't heard of before, so I asked him about its history. His paternal forebears were Catholic in a predominantly protestant ship-building area of Clydeside Glasgow and they suffered p...
by Kirbstone
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Kilt-Entry Level Skirt
Replies: 28
Views: 2938

Re: Kilt-Entry Level Skirt

Hi GB, I have acquired a plethora of kilts in all sorts of weights over the years. As you say, a well-cut heavy kilt will hang so well that one doesn't notice the weight. The sporran also has to be considered. You mention a Tartanista cheapie. I have just one of those in black Stuart which I like, b...
by Kirbstone
Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Humor - What can you add?
Replies: 79
Views: 3617

Re: Humor - What can you add?

Salutary lesson....

Tom
by Kirbstone
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Live Life
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Live Life

There is no living person who has the remotest clue to what actually happens to the human consciousness or conscience after death.

The religions are all full of suggestions, however.

Tom
by Kirbstone
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Humor - What can you add?
Replies: 79
Views: 3617

Re: Humor - What can you add?

This appeared in the Irish Times last week.

Tom
by Kirbstone
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heavy Metal from the Auld Sod
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Heavy Metal from the Auld Sod

Regardless of your sailing attire, a friendly hail to anyone on her deck would have been returned with interest. I think you'll find that some of the crew could speak a sort of pidgin English, curiously enough! I also expect that tucked well into Boston Hb. was the best place to be during that Hurri...
by Kirbstone
Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heavy Metal from the Auld Sod
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Heavy Metal from the Auld Sod

Carl, Interesting as you say. The Irish Naval service has six such vessels, four of them named after famous authors. Commissioned only in 2015, she's pretty much state-of-the-art as an offshore patrol boat, 90 meters, 2250 tonnes, max. 23 Kn. Range 6000 N/miles, so a courtesy call into Boston is wel...
by Kirbstone
Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1532
Views: 197110

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

I am currently in Bordeaux city, SW France and yesterday we walked from our hotel through the Place de la Grande Victoriae looking for somewhere to eat not thronged by students. Moving among the tables out in that square was a fine tall young fellow waiting on the punters dressed in a splendid McKen...
by Kirbstone
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rest in Peace Queen
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: Rest in Peace Queen of England

Queen Elizabeth endeared herself to the people of Ireland on a great many occasions especially through her visit to Ireland in 2011. She was much loved over here.

May she rest for ever in Eternity.

Tom
by Kirbstone
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Typos
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Typos

Talking about 'fone corruptors', I often use a what's-app on my mobile to correspond with close friends including my group of Germans who I stay in touch with. The instrument doesn't recognise German text and tries to alter each typed word to its nearest English language equivalent --in it's program...
by Kirbstone
Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Midlands UK
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Midlands UK

Welcome Shaynee, If you could lay your crampons & downhill skis aside, I'll lay you a bet you're even at a higher altitude than me in flat Co. Kildare a tad to the west of you. 83 meters above Sea-level we are.... and our Winter Sports season is short, one could say. That mini in your avatar leaves ...
by Kirbstone
Sat Aug 20, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Time for a rant - padded backsides!
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Time for a rant - padded backsides!

Adhering to the subject, but a totally different slant... In 1964 at Henley Royal Regatta we were coached by an invited gentleman who then was all of 76 years old and thin as a rail. One evening I helped lift his single sculling boat out of the boat tents and place it on the water. For the first tim...