Well we are back home having done our bit for Corncrakes, and other birdlife on Coll, including counting breeding pairs of Red Throated Divers and Hen Harriers, also went out looking for Basking Sharks but not harpooning them as Gavin "Ring of Bright Water" Maxwell once did off The Minch. Daughter and I spent a fab afternoon counting Wild Flower species on The Machair [land between the sand dunes and agricultural ground], managed 46, with her favourites being Bloody Crane's-bill , Ragged Robin & Dog Violets.
And I picked up a copy of the reprint of Michael Powell's 200,000 Feet on Foula under the title of Edge of The World in a charity shop in Oban which was nice, and kept my quite on the ferry out and back.
A very nice way to pass a few hoursAnd I picked up a copy of the reprint of Michael Powell's 200,000 Feet on Foula under the title of Edge of The World in a charity shop in Oban which was nice, and kept my quite on the ferry out and back.
Whatever happened to the chatroom that was installed on this forum ?
That you are the first person to ask about it in the 6 months or so since it was disabled speaks volumes about it.
A chat room only works when there are a lot of people online at the same time. With a population like ours, with people calling in from all over the world at different times it just doesn't work
I always did think that it wasn't appropriate to this sort of forum, with the sort of membership we have.
There are plenty of other places that offer chat rooms if that's what some people want. We can't do everything, and shouldn't try to
Must admit I'm one who never took an interest in the chat room. One reason was the time difference. "Have a Chat" is good enough for me. (Thanks MarkyB.)
I made a few collages of Torin (mostly screen caps) that I use as backgrounds for my computer at work. It's funny, whenever one of my co-employees see one of them (right now the one I have up is of his early British films) I get a lot of positive comments about nostalgia, how movies were different back then. They know I like older movies, they know I am a BFI and STR member, too.
Lovely day at Whitby - just the tonic (no gin though).
Some unforeseen family problems have arisen which are quite serious - not sure when and if I will be back.
Sorry to hear that. I wish you best of luck. Hope you are back soon.