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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:48 pm

les taylor wrote:Go when Green. 8)



Your quick :wink:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:30 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:
les taylor wrote:Go when Green. 8)



Your quick :wink:



Absolutely. When waiting at the lights I'm gone on the G of Green. :)
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Ganga » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:26 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Just came across an old favourite

This is a traffic light and sign that is in Galway City .....

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..... the absurdity of the sign has always amused me .....


Stop Here When red ......

as opposed to what ??????????


The absurdity is that HERE implies that you get to move all the way up to the light as opposed to staying behind a designated spot/line.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Onefortheditch » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:35 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Just came across an old favourite

This is a traffic light and sign that is in Galway City .....


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..... the absurdity of the sign has always amused me .....


Stop Here When red ......

as opposed to what ??????????


About 25 years ago when I was driving round the coast of Ireland (Larne to Larne), I came across a road sign that said "Slow Ducks".

About 100 yards further on, there was another sign that said "Slower"

It brings a smile whenever I remember it. :)
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:42 pm

Ganga wrote:The absurdity is that HERE implies that you get to move all the way up to the light as opposed to staying behind a designated spot/line.


No matter which way you look at it is is actually scary that you have to tell people what to do when a traffic light red :o but yea now that you say it :? :thumbsup:




Onefortheditch wrote:
About 25 years ago when I was driving round the coast of Ireland (Larne to Larne), I came across a road sign that said "Slow Ducks".

About 100 yards further on, there was another sign that said "Slower"

It brings a smile whenever I remember it. :)


SO did you ever meet any slow ducks in the end :wink: :thumbsup:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Onefortheditch » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:19 pm

SO did you ever meet any slow ducks in the end :wink:

Nope I never did!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:44 pm

Thought I'd share a few pic's I took Saturday.

On the way to the liqour store:
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Hassan sleeping in the sun:
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And Saturday's dinner:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:00 pm

Wow, with such picteresque surroundings I'd go to the Systembolaget even if I wasn't buying anything. Looks wonderful Swedish Chef - and so does the content on the plate! When can we come visit you?
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:40 pm

Mr. F, next weekend is booked, but after that we've got nothing planned 'till my brother's wedding, July 4th. Just let me know a couple weeks before you come so that we can make up the guest bedroom and get some more crayfish (got a real nice piece of moose in the freezer too). :D
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:13 pm

Stumbeled upon these fellas on my way to Systembolaget.
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Naturally I got a craving for duck and lo and behold the supermarket had breast of duck for just SEK79.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Klas » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:34 pm

Swedish Chef,
Nice surroundings. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
All snow is gone here, just rain these days...

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Deegee » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:31 pm

I picked up two of these glasses the other day, at a local charity shop for £2...
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It doesn't half make a difference to the whisky, after having been used to a Grants "on the rocks" glass for a few weeks!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:24 pm

You're most welcome, Klas. But there was some nice snow fall in Göteborg yesterday, wasn't it? I was covered in it by the time I got to work. Wish I'd brought the camera, Berzeliegatan looked real nice going home at 23:00. As did the mansions in Lorensbergs villastad.

Nice find, Deegee! 8)
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Klas » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:57 pm

Yes, we got quite a bit here I heard. I was however in Norway on a buisness trip at that time (last Thursday) and it was gone again by the time I got back....
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:56 pm

To bad you missed it, Klas. But I've had enough of snow now. Thankfully spring isn't far away now, we got some flowers popping up now.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:42 pm

We're covered in 15cm of heavy snow up here, so much for spring. :twisted:
I'll see if I can snap a few pic's on my way to systembolaget tomorrow.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:28 pm

Overcast and a crappy camera isn't exactly optimum, but here's a few anyway:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:08 pm

Yesterday at around 16:00 there was a big boom - not that yours truly heard it - and the fire brigade and the coppers came racing. This must be the most exciting thing to happen here in the boonies since one of the factories blew up.

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The creek is teeming with ducks so I thought we have it for dinner.
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Coppers never left, still out there this afternoon.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:23 pm

Swedish Chef, what happened since the police and the fire brigade where called out?

I've been to Geilo at the mountain plateau to visit relatives this weekend. I didn't bring my camera but used my mobile so the quality is poor.

The view over the Geilo Valley from the Geilotoppen
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On the train to Haugastøl
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On the train.......obviously.......
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A typical mountain cabin
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At Finse 1222 meters above sea level - used as location for the winter scenes in "The Empire Strikes Back"
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Ryguy » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:48 pm

Excellent pictures as always Mr. Fjeld, good stuff! I especially enjoyed the last two! 8) 8)
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:45 pm

Thanks Ruguy - it's wearing me down though - dodging laser beams all the time 8)
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:54 am

LMAO, MR. F! :D
There was a fire in one of the plants here which set off a gas canister. As there were several more gas canisters in the building(s) there was an obvious risk that these would go as well. After they had evacuated seven houses the coppers had to keep people out while the fire brigade cooled the other canisters.

During saturdays visit to Systembolaget I mentioned that me and Mrs. Chef is moving house in mid June and was offered two of these excellent boxes for free.
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Now I only need six more boxes and all the hooch can be safely moved to our new home. Will revisit on tuesday which, I was told by the manager, is a good day to get some more of them.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:50 pm

Saturday's starters:
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Hassan having his way with my work pants:
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Mother-in-law cutting up saturday's moose roast:
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Where we ate aforementioned roast:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri May 01, 2009 5:55 pm

A walk on a country road ....

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A jaunt cross country

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Back to the lodgings ...

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A well deserved drink after a nice day ...

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Seems appropriate to be posting a pic of where we stayed last week-end with the flying of the Irish & Scottish flags. Owned by the Cooper family (another tentativeowhiskey link :wink: ), an Irish Scotch family, who have resided for over 3 centuries in Markree Castle Co Sligo west of Ireland.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri May 08, 2009 7:51 pm

Looked out the window at work and noticed - which wasn't very hard - this 85 meter superyacht belonging to Mr Reinhold Würth. It's only a month old and the cost of building was a cool £ 66 000 000,-

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby scotchdrinker » Fri May 08, 2009 9:29 pm

The view of new york city from jersey when I was at dinner the other night.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun May 10, 2009 1:06 pm

Very nice pictures, gents. 8)

Caught a few pic's of the creek on my way to systembolaget yesterday, just to compare to the snow pic's.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Klas » Mon May 11, 2009 7:22 pm

Swedish Chef wrote:Caught a few pic's of the creek on my way to systembolaget yesterday, just to compare to the snow pic's.


Swedish Chef, that was some nice picturs.
It is amazing that it's only 1.5 months since you posted the last ones with lots of snow and ice :shock:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat May 16, 2009 1:01 pm

It sure is, Klas!
Didn't buy any whisky today. As summer is coming I decided to fill up the beer cooler instead.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat May 16, 2009 6:59 pm

Swedish Chef, I have no problem with the Singha Lager, Staropramen, Guinnes and the Newcastle Brown Ale - but what are the other two?
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat May 16, 2009 9:14 pm

Mr.F, The Samuel Adams Boston lager is a slightly darker ale and fuller in taste than the Nukie B and is to my opinion a most excellent ale (like I've said before on this forum: It's nothing like having sex in a canoe).
The Victoria Bitter - That C57 hates - is according to me, my foster brother and my father-in-law a splendid bitter.

Ps. I still listen to C57 when it comes to whisky, and I'd take his advise on pretty much anything, as would take yours Mr.F
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat May 16, 2009 9:43 pm

Swedish Chef wrote:Mr.F, The Samuel Adams Boston lager is a slightly darker ale and fuller in taste than the Nukie B and is to my opinion a most excellent ale (like I've said before on this forum: It's nothing like having sex in a canoe).
The Victoria Bitter - That C57 hates - is according to me, my foster brother and my father-in-law a splendid bitter.

Thanks Chef, I've never had the Victoria Bitter or the Samuel Adams Boston Lager. The latter is available here so I should try it I think :)
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat May 16, 2009 11:10 pm

Methinks you should go to vinmonopolet and buy a bottle of the best America has to offer. And if you ever come to Fûcking Åmål the VB is on me, Christian.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun May 17, 2009 12:12 am

Swedish Chef wrote:Methinks you should go to vinmonopolet and buy a bottle of the best America has to offer. And if you ever come to Fûcking Åmål the VB is on me, Christian.

-Carl

Thanks Carl - after having had the pleasure of your pictures from Åmål I must say the film title must be out of place! It certainly looks like a very charming place.

I'm definately going to order a few bottles. They make good beer/ale in the US and some of my own favourites are Goose Island IPA, Anchor Steam Beer, Anchor Porter, Anchor Christmas, and Snake Dog IPA and Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun May 17, 2009 1:33 am

I was at work and heard a thump on the window. Turns out a nuthatch had faceplanted into the pane and stunned itself. When it came to, I went to move it to a hedge with a bit of cardstock and it scampered up my arm, hence this picture!
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It flew away about a half hour later no worse for wear other than, I suspect, a large headache!

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