10 Good Things About Selkirk

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10 Good Things About Selkirk

Post by AHB » 22:21 Tue 16 Jun 2015

I thought that in a spirit of togetherness and mutual support we should try to put together a list of (at least) 10 good things about Selkirk. I'll start of with:

Selkirk - hundreds of miles away from the nearest Port Forum offline and so good for the life-coach compliance.
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Re: 10 Good Things About Selkirk

Post by flash_uk » 22:32 Tue 16 Jun 2015

Selkirk has a golf course, so some healthy leisure activity can be enjoyed.

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:36 Tue 16 Jun 2015

One can go for a bracing swim in Ettrick Water. But swim fast: it is “the second fastest rising river in Scotland”.

flash_uk wrote:Selkirk has a golf course, so some healthy leisure activity can be enjoyed.
Particularly cruel: it was golf that knackered the knee, causing a sequence of health disasters.

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Post by Glenn E. » 23:07 Tue 16 Jun 2015

There are no wild animals roaming the streets in Selkirk.
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Post by DRT » 01:24 Wed 17 Jun 2015

Glenn E. wrote:There are no wild animals roaming the streets in Selkirk.
You have quite obviously never been to Selkirk!
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Post by DRT » 01:27 Wed 17 Jun 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Selkirk has a golf course, so some healthy leisure activity can be enjoyed.
Particularly cruel: it was golf that knackered the knee, causing a sequence of health disasters.
Indeed. Kick a man when he's down. And it wasn't just "knee", it was "knees".

But on the bright side, the golf-tastic knees led to the discovery of an impending health disaster that is now at least delayed.

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Post by DRT » 01:29 Wed 17 Jun 2015

"10 good things about Selkirk" seems to be 10 good things short of a satisfactory conclusion.
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Re: 10 Good Things About Selkirk

Post by AHB » 09:37 Thu 18 Jun 2015

On 17th June 2015 Selkirk was not hot, sticky and muggy making your shirt stick to your back when you walk 400 yards from the Tube to the Woolgate.
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Post by DRT » 02:31 Fri 19 Jun 2015

Selkirk turned out to be better than expected, but for some unknown reason no one presented me with a dozen or more 40 to 50 years old Vintage Ports from top notch shippers when I arrived.

The haggis starter was fabulous. The steak was acceptable. The Balvenie 12 year old was Balvenie 12 year old.

As Meatloaf once said: two out of three ain't bad.
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Post by jdaw1 » 08:04 Fri 19 Jun 2015

DRT wrote:The haggis starter was fabulous. The steak was acceptable. The Balvenie 12 year old was Balvenie 12 year old.
And the absence of the life coach was even better.

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Post by PhilW » 08:50 Fri 19 Jun 2015

DRT wrote:The haggis starter was fabulous.
Did you have to wait 15mins while the waiter read some poetry before you could eat it?

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Post by DRT » 09:38 Fri 19 Jun 2015

PhilW wrote:
DRT wrote:The haggis starter was fabulous.
Did you have to wait 15mins while the waiter read some poetry before you could eat it?
School dinner rules - we were straight in and had finished before the piper put down his chanter.
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Post by PhilW » 22:55 Fri 19 Jun 2015

DRT wrote:
PhilW wrote:
DRT wrote:The haggis starter was fabulous.
Did you have to wait 15mins while the waiter read some poetry before you could eat it?
School dinner rules - we were straight in and had finished before the piper put down his chanter.
School dinner haggis probably never had any real haggis in it anyway. How did they do the starter? I've only ever had haggis as part of a starter once, where they did it as deep fried crispy haggis balls (well made, but nothing special tbh).

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Post by DRT » 07:33 Sat 20 Jun 2015

PhilW wrote:How did they do the starter?
Haggis wrapped in filo pastry with mashed potato and a creamy swede (turnip) sauce that had the colour, consistency and texture of very fine custard.

What's not to like.
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Re: 10 Good Things About Selkirk

Post by PhilW » 12:18 Sat 20 Jun 2015

DRT wrote:What's not to like.
Being in Selkirk, rather than in a room full of 16 old delicious ports?

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PhilW wrote:
DRT wrote:What's not to like.
Being in Selkirk, rather than in a room full of 16 old delicious ports?
Cruel, but true. :crying:
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Re: 10 Good Things About Selkirk

Post by CaliforniaBrad » 00:57 Sun 21 Jun 2015

William Wallace became the Guardian of Scotland there, thus allowing us to see Mel Gibson devolve into a anti-Semite on a global stage today.


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