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Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:02 pm
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
Speaking of biscuits... What was that oat-biscuit or cookie you shared at Lauder, Andy? It was quite good, and I think it would be a good idea to carry some in my haversack or sporran...

Cheers,
Henrik

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:07 pm
by Andy R
flapjacks - never leave home without them. A good source of energy, and very tasty to boot.

Of course it helps if you do wrap them up in something rather than just let the rattle arround in your snapsack with everything else.....

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:11 pm
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
Really? I kind of like getting everything in my haversack sticky, and getting dirt and hair on my cookies. Gives that little extra flavour :lol:

Cheers,
Henrik

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:13 pm
by Andy R
Yes :D

Hairy flapjacks was an unexpected side affect.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:21 pm
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
If Burt is to be believed, hair would be a fairly common ingredient in the highland quisine. Therefor camouflaging the flapjacks in hair would give a boost to the authenticity. :lol:
I imagine a gang of highlanders sitting around a campfire discussing what kind of hair they prefer to spice their oatmeal porrige with... :lol:

Cheers,
Henrik

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 6:15 pm
by steve stanley
Is Hairy Flapjacks some obscure rhyming slang?
Steve

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 7:35 pm
by Mark P.
If not it should be.
Time for a literary competition?

MP

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 7:53 pm
by Phil the Grips
Seeing as it came from Andy I just assumed it was a colloquialism for people from Nairn :)

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:33 am
by Andy R
Phil the Grips wrote:Seeing as it came from Andy I just assumed it was a colloquialism for people from Nairn :)
I have you know that if it had been a Nairnism, the Highlanders would have been fed a diet of cake and freshly butchered meat (cooked with no sign of blood)
Which is one up on Jimmy Robertson who runs the butchers in Nairn (Nay cake there), although he did turn out a mean meatloaf if childhood memory serves me right.

But that would have been from my dad (army chef extraordinaire) as opposed to me where the excesses of my culinary delinquency culminate in a hairy flapjack.

And they were all gone by 10:30 when they were supposed to be my lunch.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:41 pm
by Neil Johnston
Andy
While tanatlising us with stories of Nairn's (legal note: the place not the bakery company) hairy flapjacks I must counter recommend hidden amongst the butteries and rowies at the back of the tray the foostie fruit bannocks of Keith.
Made, ahem...lovingly(?) by the wifie in the shop there since 17 oatcake and the perfect whisky hangover cure.
No sell by date and no questions asked :wink:
Cheers
Neil

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:51 pm
by Phil the Grips
Minds me of the allnight bakery in Reekie- now part of the music shop on the southside/Nicolson square.

Many a happy time eating halfbaked pies sold from the back door, having a blether and maybe watching the lads have a wee pagger before heading home at closing time.

Stuff you don't get in the tourist guides :)

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 2:01 pm
by Neil Johnston
Phil I remember it well...... just at Nicolson Square before you got to the Odeon. Many a happy night spent half cut there.
Years later I used to live in Polwarth and there was the same wee kind of late night bakers there just off Dundee St. Guy there used to do pies and rolls and made the best Vanilla Slices in the world.....now there is a challenge after a pint or ten....usually woke up next day alone, with 3 dozen rolls and with lots of cold custard (I hoped!) all over myself............those were the days!!!

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 2:08 pm
by Phil the Grips
...and the dodgy chippie that'd sell you a bottle of vodka after hours if you bought a bag of chips, and the one on Broughton St chippy that installed a DJ so it could be a nightclub and sell booze along with a chippy supper!

I'll be back there one day...:)

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 3:43 pm
by Andy R
Hi Neil,

Seeing as you are here, and as a bit of an experiment, let's see if we can describe Devlin as more orange than the man from Del Monte


Now......


RUN :D

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 3:54 pm
by Neil Johnston
Love it Andy
:lol:
That one had to be the tamest sentence to be moderated in the history of the internet!!!
Certainly not the man who put the Dev in devolution
If we get in trouble again though, just say another boy did it and ran away
Cheers
Mr X

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:17 pm
by Nigel
Devlin that well known quiet man :D

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 12:17 am
by Tuppence
is he still strippng off to his pants to 'bathe' under taps at shows??? :lol:

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 4:01 pm
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
Going a bit away from the Devlin-, bakery- and flapjack-discussion and back to Culloden.

Look what they did to the poor corporal!!!

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And here's a hint to why the second filming was better arranged and planned than the first : :lol:
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Cheers,
Henrik

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 1:07 pm
by Mark P.
That corporal looks like he has just had a serious disagreement with an overfilled jam doughnut!

MP

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:06 pm
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
So he just stuffed himself with jam filled doughnuts and got tired and went to sleep with his targe working as a pillow?

Or does that jam come from one of the redcoats who ate his doughnut while walking over the field towards the initial position of the jacobite line?

Cheers,
Henrik

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:37 pm
by Andy R
Here is a vew of the Jacobite lines after the word reached it of jam donuts in the Government army...

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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 3:01 pm
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
Has Stuart Reid gotten the story all wrong?! Here's what really happened!

Cheers,
Henrik

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 4:03 pm
by Neil Johnston
Now I know why I missed out on all the jam doughnut filling...... I'm second last in Andy's photo :lol:

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 7:54 pm
by Mark P.
Plenty more where that came from.
Come and get it!


MP

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:01 am
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
Brilliant, Mark! :lol:

Cheers,
Henrik

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:03 am
by Tod
It was commented at the week end that Corp. Ken got covered in s***e (jam and sugar) where as Corp. Paul was spotless. This has led to rumours in the camp that Corp. Paul Scotch Guards his kit. He tried to disprove this by getting grassy knees but we think he borrowed the breeches from some one else.

We also noted that Corp. Paul was in just about every picture from the first filming. I've pointed out I'm in charge so I should get the publicity. His reaction was to total his car with failed brakes on the way to the event, on his birthday, with his wife in the car, coming to her first event. I bet that makes the papers.

By the way the guy with the Scotch in the picture is the Director Craig Collinson. Top man!

Talking of grub, am I the only one on here who used to frequent the chippie in Crieff for a meally pudding supper and a bottle of IB, and then go off to the bridge over the stream at the bottom of the hill. I think it became a butchers, not sure what it is now. It was the lard coating on the roof of my mouth I remember and having to scrape it off with my finger nails, loverly. :)

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:03 am
by Tod
Now this is striking a pose.

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:04 am
by Tod
Arghhhhhhhhhhh Corp. Paul in the bloody background.

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:51 am
by m300572
Arghhhhhhhhhhh Corp. Paul in the bloody background.
It may be necessary to get a full sized cardboard cut out of Cpl Paul for events where he can't be there!! :lol:

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:01 pm
by Jonnie Boy
Tod wrote:Now this is striking a pose.
You might have washed first...