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by neverfail
Tue May 22, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shotgun Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 19397

Re: Shotgun Wedding

I think British Royalty makes.a.good.tourist.attraction. It.gives.free.publicity and.helps.to.fill.up.hotels, restaurants and shops. When British royalty becomes no more useful that then it will be truly time for the country to become a republic. But they contribute to the country's gdp by being a ...
by neverfail
Tue May 22, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 22
Views: 23395

Re: Neverfail's North America notes.

Thanks for ther tips Steve. Speaking of wildlife, I am certain I spotted my first raccoon out of our hostesses' front window whilst we were eating dinner. It only appeared for a few seconds before vanishing into the dense brush opposite across the road. It looked like an over sized cat with a long, ...
by neverfail
Tue May 22, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 22
Views: 23395

Re: local wildlife.

On more than one occasion I have seen deer wander out of nearby bush and munch grass alongside the road - including out front of our hostesses home. Saw one of them this morning marking out his territory by urinating in the gutter out front. I have also been informed that bears sometimes wander int...
by neverfail
Mon May 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 22
Views: 23395

Re: local wildlife.

On more than one occasion I have seen deer wander out of nearby bush and munch grass alongside the road - including out front of our hostesses home. Saw one of them this morning marking out his territory by urinating in the gutter out front. I have also been informed that bears sometimes wander into...
by neverfail
Mon May 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shotgun Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 19397

Re: Shotgun Wedding

cassowary wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:37 pm
I think British Royalty makes.a.good.tourist.attraction. It.gives.free.publicity and.helps.to.fill.up.hotels, restaurants and shops.
When British royalty becomes no more useful that then it will be truly time for the country to become a republic.
by neverfail
Mon May 21, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shotgun Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 19397

Re: Shotgun Wedding

Agreed Neverfail but few jobs are better preparation than being a TV star, think Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly was likely a one-off. The trouble with top actors, movie stars etc is that they tend to become all ego. They end up never knowing when to stop role acting and simply be themselves; and so mutua...
by neverfail
Mon May 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 22
Views: 23395

Re: Neverfail's North America notes.

BC''s motto is "Splendor Sine Occasu" or as we say, beautiful British Columbia! They even have that promotional slogan on their motor vehicle licence plates. I wish they would stop harping on the theme and just let the scenery speak for itself. P.S. the people here (and in Alberta) are rather nice ...
by neverfail
Mon May 21, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shotgun Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 19397

Re: Shotgun Wedding

Quite so, Milo. I have been traipsing around western Canada recently and got the distinct impression that in your country they take the HoW very seriously indeed. So much so that it the Brits decided one day that they no longer wanted to retain their monarchy the Royal family could likely take up r...
by neverfail
Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 22
Views: 23395

Re: Neverfail's North America notes.

What we saw of the Olympic Peninsula on way here yesterday was indeed picturesque. But that has been true everywhere we have been in North America so far. Even the flat Alberta prairie was pleasing to our eyes.

This corner of the World is blessed with a surfeit of scenic grandeur.
by neverfail
Mon May 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 22
Views: 23395

Re: Neverfail's North America notes.

Sorry Steve, I must be going native. :lol: