Hey Jim, aren't you the guy that is always telling fish stories; whoever could think Tom might use a bit of blarney...oops, I meant pink gin!by Jim » Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:53 pm
Kirbstone wrote: ↑Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:25 pm
Re: hard physical work: I leave that to the staff and invited outside contractors nowadays. These days I just laze away the balmy afternoons out on the terrace sipping Pimms nr. 1 or pink gins.
How come I don't believe you, Tom?
This old octogenarian great grandfather is perfectly entitled now to delegate strenuous tasks to the young bloods in his 'Dynasty' and concentrate on not spilling his pink gin ! It's much more therapeutic to drink it, after which the World takes on a rosy glow, believe me.
And finally approximately twenty one years ago...
A full head of hair and 120 lbs... imagine the outfits I could have rocked if times were a little different!
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That’s awesome! I’ve so few experiences walking around in a kilt but the times people stop you and comment like this just put you on cloud nine.FLbreezy wrote: ↑Fri Dec 16, 2022 3:23 pmI had to run to the post office to get some stamps and mail cards...the weather being chilly today I put on a regular SportKilt with the poly/rayon fabric Kelly tartan. Of course they were busy and the line to get to the counter was quite long, and I felt glances coming my way. The woman in line in next to me spoke up and said "I didn't know kilts had pockets!" and we had a nice chat about how you can get slash pockets added which is very convenient. She asked where she could get one for her husband. Not the first time someone's asked me that. My mood went from apprehensive to happy.
The kilts really seem to invite positive comments, don't they? I was fixing the headlight in my wife's car yesterday in a kilt and our mail carrier pulled up to the house to drop off a package (we have a really long driveway, back in the woods). She laughed and said "You always make my drive up here worthwhile."
"My compliments to the way you are dressed. You look so good!."
I had on a 5-yard wool kilt in Colquhoun tartan, black kilt socks, black sneakers and a dark blue Tommy Hilfiger windbreaker.
Almost like here
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We have a big Christmas mail out at the beginning of December. A colleague who mostly works remotely travelled in to help and stayed the night with us. Because we had a concert coming up, I went out to my choir practice as usual, dressed in my plain black kilt (as usual). When I returned home and plonked myself down on the sofa, she looked at me, made a sound between a laugh and a snort and said, “what are you wearing?” “A kilt,” I replied and made some comment about comfort and freedom. Although she seemed a bit fazed by my clothing, she later emailed to say she looked forward to seeing me in my kilt when we all went out for lunch before Christmas. (Sadly, she was unwell and did not attend)
Our choir did a concert one Saturday morning in the Bethlem Royal Hospital nearby, where I do the Parkrun, kilted of course. This meant that I wore my kilt with my Christmas jumper for the concert. Apart from the usual question of my Scottish ancestry (none that I know of, but we discovered that my mum’s birth mother was Irish), all the comments were positive.
I reprised the showing, but with the woollen McKay Ancient tartan at a Sunday afternoon concert in a local Catholic Church with the same result.
On the day of the office lunch, I turned up in tartan kilt with Christmas jumper and was commended by at least two loyal Scots. One or two others commented positively in the office, but on the journey to and from the restaurant there was no obvious reaction.