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 A wee song
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 8 May 11:50

Sung to the tune of …


The party’s over
it’s time to call it a day
You’re just a bunch of balloons
at the moon howling away

It’s time to wind up
This masquerade
Because your times up
There’s the devil to pay…




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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 8 May 12:13

I see another Tory MP agrees and has defected to Labour.

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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 8 May 12:35

Suspect that may be a winner as the Tories head towards a humiliating defeat in England.
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 8 May 14:21

Most unlike Parboiled to stick the boot into his beloved Tories, but looks like he has maybe defected too
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 8 May 14:55

I think you’ll find this ditty is devoted to the Tartan Tories.

You know, the ones who hand free prescriptions and a council tax freeze to JK Rowling, her Morningside Neebs , and the poor folk who live in Edinburgh New Town…

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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 8 May 16:34

That`s why they`re asked to pay higher tax if they can afford it.

I believe the opening post is known in the trade as an `own goal`.

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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 8 May 17:39

Quote:

Parboiled, Wed 8 May 14:55

I think you’ll find this ditty is devoted to the Tartan Tories.

You know, the ones who hand free prescriptions and a council tax freeze to JK Rowling, her Morningside Neebs , and the poor folk who live in Edinburgh New Town…


JK Rowling`s house is in Cramond, not Morningside. You`re thinking of Ian Rankin.

Surely if they`re Tartan Tories then you`re a big fan? 🤣
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Wed 8 May 21:46

Quote:

Parboiled, Wed 8 May 14:55

I think you’ll find this ditty is devoted to the Tartan Tories.

You know, the ones who hand free prescriptions and a council tax freeze to JK Rowling, her Morningside Neebs , and the poor folk who live in Edinburgh New Town…


Free prescriptions are cheaper than having to charge some people. There cosy of administrating that would be massive.
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Wed 8 May 22:00

JK Rowling`s house is in Cramond, not Morningside. You`re thinking of Ian Rankin.

I think Ian Rankin llives in Marchmont. He used to live in Merchiston.

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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 8 May 22:09

I thought he lived in the Quartermile development on the old Royal Infirmary site overlooking the Meadows but he may have moved.
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 8 May 22:14

It`s right he lives in Quarter mile now. Sold up a few years ago. There were a few authors on the same street.

JKR will have a few houses around the country but pretty sure her primary home is at Cramond as that`s where she annoyed everyone with tree houses. It`s a big house with large grounds on the main road down from what used to be the hotel on Queensferry Road (now a care home).
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Wed 8 May 22:16

To be fair, I don`t know him that well, so your info may be more up to date. Not Morningside, however.

Alexander McCall Smith is also Merchiston AFAIK. Iain Banks lived in Bruntsfield for a bit, as did Muriel Spark, although not together.

Actuallly Rebus lived in Marchmont in Arden St - maybe I got mixed up?

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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 8 May 22:37

Ian Rankin also lived in Arden Street, Marchmont, when he was a student and I think he wrote his first Rebus book there.
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 9 May 08:25

Quote:

McCaig`s Tower, Wed 8 May 22:16

To be fair, I don`t know him that well, so your info may be more up to date. Not Morningside, however.

Alexander McCall Smith is also Merchiston AFAIK. Iain Banks lived in Bruntsfield for a bit, as did Muriel Spark, although not together.

Actuallly Rebus lived in Marchmont in Arden St - maybe I got mixed up?


You`re right. For some reason I thought both were in Morningside but it was Merchiston.
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Thu 9 May 08:37

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wee eck, Wed 8 May 22:09

I thought he lived in the Quartermile development on the old Royal Infirmary site overlooking the Meadows but he may have moved.


Nice Malaysian Restaurant at Quarter-mile
(Diversion tactic)
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Thu 9 May 08:44

Quote:

jake89, Wed 8 May 22:14

It`s right he lives in Quarter mile now. Sold up a few years ago. There were a few authors on the same street.

JKR will have a few houses around the country but pretty sure her primary home is at Cramond as that`s where she annoyed everyone with tree houses. It`s a big house with large grounds on the main road down from what used to be the hotel on Queensferry Road (now a care home).


JKR has a big house with grounds in Aberfeldy, had a big hogmanay bash there with Ed Sheeran being the guest act!😲💰💰💰
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Thu 9 May 08:52

Quote:

jake89, Wed 8 May 22:14

It`s right he lives in Quarter mile now. Sold up a few years ago. There were a few authors on the same street.

JKR will have a few houses around the country but pretty sure her primary home is at Cramond as that`s where she annoyed everyone with tree houses. It`s a big house with large grounds on the main road down from what used to be the hotel on Queensferry Road (now a care home).


Does she own the “White House” then? The gate property on left hand side with the large white turret at the front of it?
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 9 May 09:38

That`s the one!
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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Thu 9 May 10:50

Oh how very interesting.
Maybe someone will start a tour of famous folks’ houses, have a good gawk and take photos over gates and hedges …

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 Re: A wee song
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Thu 9 May 11:04

Quote:

jake89, Thu 9 May 09:38

That`s the one!


That was up for a sale a few years back for £1.1m I think - she must have been the purchaser 😂
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