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BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney

Eric the Viking 24 May 12 - 08:46 AM
David C. Carter 24 May 12 - 08:53 AM
Morticia 24 May 12 - 12:51 PM
bill\sables 24 May 12 - 02:32 PM
GUEST 24 May 12 - 07:22 PM
Leadfingers 24 May 12 - 07:24 PM
gnu 24 May 12 - 07:49 PM
ChanteyLass 24 May 12 - 08:25 PM
bill\sables 25 May 12 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,PK (fionn) from mobile 25 May 12 - 08:32 AM
Jim Martin 25 May 12 - 10:12 AM
Charmion 25 May 12 - 11:56 AM
John MacKenzie 25 May 12 - 12:48 PM
gnu 25 May 12 - 03:06 PM
gnomad 25 May 12 - 04:13 PM
gnomad 25 May 12 - 06:17 PM
gnu 25 May 12 - 08:25 PM
Eric the Viking 29 May 12 - 06:02 PM
Noreen 30 May 12 - 04:21 PM
Eric the Viking 30 May 12 - 04:28 PM
Wolfhound person 31 May 12 - 01:52 PM
John MacKenzie 31 May 12 - 02:52 PM
Eric the Viking 01 Jun 12 - 03:05 AM
John MacKenzie 07 Jun 12 - 11:44 AM

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Subject: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 24 May 12 - 08:46 AM

Hi all. After six beautiful years on Orkney Mrs Viking and I are off to the mainland again.We would have preferred to stay on Orkney, one of the most beautiful places you can imagine, but have to leave for medical reasons.There is something truly magical about these islands and if you get the chance visit them at least. We are sad to leave our adopted island home but needs must.But there are new adventures to be had. Just thought some of you might be interested. We are staying near the sea though where we can see dolphins on a regular basis.There are preserved railways and good music nearby.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: David C. Carter
Date: 24 May 12 - 08:53 AM

Eric,welcome back to wherever you are now.Sorry you had to leave what sounds like a beatiful place.
I hope the medical reasons are not too serious.

Take care

David
France


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Morticia
Date: 24 May 12 - 12:51 PM

I feel cheered that you are moving amongst us once more but sad that you aren't so happy about it and your reasons are not great. Hope to you see you somewhere somehow

Terri


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: bill\sables
Date: 24 May 12 - 02:32 PM

How far South are you going Eric? Will it be back to Yorkshire or just onto the mainland. Let me know when you leave. Regards to Dawn.
Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 12 - 07:22 PM

Sad news but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Hope it works out in the end.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 May 12 - 07:24 PM

Hope all goes well with you Eric - IF the health allows mybe ww will meet up at a Fest or a Sesh again


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: gnu
Date: 24 May 12 - 07:49 PM

Sorry... tossed my cookie. That was me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 24 May 12 - 08:25 PM

I would love to go to Orkney but doubt I ever will be able to. I am sorry about your having to leave and even more sorry it is caused by medical reasons. Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: bill\sables
Date: 25 May 12 - 04:18 AM

Well: Staying near the sea, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, The Dolphin Inn,and good music, He must be going to live in Whitby


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: GUEST,PK (fionn) from mobile
Date: 25 May 12 - 08:32 AM

Well, I'm gobsmacked. Should hav kept closer 2 mudcat. Hav u actually left yet Eric? Sorcha's doing archeology at uni in K'wall. We're doin our nxt visit 2 see her late july, goin via Whitby! Probably bring her back 4 few days, so she doesn't lose touch with the rat race.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Jim Martin
Date: 25 May 12 - 10:12 AM

and the folk fest up there is marvellous too - been quite a few times now and always found it exceptionally good in a wonderful setting:

http://www.orkneyfolkfestival.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Charmion
Date: 25 May 12 - 11:56 AM

Edmund and I went to Orkney several years ago for the festival and the Neolithic remains, and it was a truly magical experience. I remember, however, that the pharmacy in Stromness had only penicillin to offer when I came down with bronchitis, and the fancy big-city antibiotic I was used to was simply not available. I guess things could get really nasty for an Orcadian who needed the services of a major trauma centre or complex long-term treatment such as dialysis or chemotherapy. Especially if the weather is unco-operative, as is often the case.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 May 12 - 12:48 PM

We have helicopters for that Charmian. They whisk them off to Raigmore hospital in Inverness. Anywho, Orcadians are hardy fowk, an tend to take an aspirin for a broken leg. Then go back out in the howling gales herding seals.
As a BTW, I am always totally amazed at the proliferation of antibiotics and painkillers there seem to be across the pond. Most of them have names I never heard of, but I ready to bet that many of them are the same thing under the coating. That's one of the drawbacks of privatised medicine. Change the name, up the price, maximise the profits. yes I know you have a good health service in Canada, I'm thinking more of south of the 49th.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: gnu
Date: 25 May 12 - 03:06 PM

John... "good health service in Canada" does not cover the cost of prescription drugs. Only free if you are IN a hospital.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: gnomad
Date: 25 May 12 - 04:13 PM

So do tell, John. Are you coming to expand the resident mudcatter community in Whitby or have a few of us guessed incorrectly?


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: gnomad
Date: 25 May 12 - 06:17 PM

Ooops, where the heck did that 'John' come from? The question was really meant for Eric, sorry.

(Sanity here is optional, and many choose to opt out)


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: gnu
Date: 25 May 12 - 08:25 PM

(In)Sanity is far from a simple mistake. Let he who is without mistakes cast the first of MANY.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 29 May 12 - 06:02 PM

Nay, I'm in Moray by the Spey (With Mrs Viking). Looking forward to going to Lossiemouth folk club. I never knew Sorcha was in Kirkwall, she could have come for tea in the Hope.Actually John, the helicopters whisk people awa to Aberdeen.That's where I would have had to go as I have kidney disease (Polycystic kidney) with about 18% function at the moment and the things that go along with it. But life is good and we are happy as ever. There are so many worse things for people.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Noreen
Date: 30 May 12 - 04:21 PM

Good to hear from you Eric, sending positive wishes to your kidneys and the rest of you and yours :) :)

Is the bonny Earl still living in those parts?

And Peter, will we see you and/or Sorcha at Warwick this year? Send her all the best from the gang, who miss her!


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 30 May 12 - 04:28 PM

Thankyou Noreen. I missed the old days of mudcat meets, new and interesting people and superb musical talent. Didn't know Sorcha was at Kirkwall.I hope to get to more meets and maybe Whitby (To please Bill) Haha.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 31 May 12 - 01:52 PM

Eric:

I've got some old maps and photos of that area from when my parents lived in Kingston-on-Spey.

Would you be interested, or could you find a local history society or something for them.

I was about to bin them, but I hate doing that for things that might be of interest to someone. They mostly fit in a postal tube.

Paws


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 31 May 12 - 02:52 PM

I shall be in Stromness tomorrow


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 03:05 AM

Wolfhound. Thankyou. I am sure the local history society would be interested. It's a thriving area with a lot of local interest. If you pm me, I'll send details.

John... I won't be there, but when you see KAN have a great time. A band to watch out for, "Login's Well"...superb musicianship. I shall go to "Speyfest" this year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Eric the viking leaves Orkney
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 11:44 AM

Well Orkney Folk Festival was a blast as usual. Went to see Edi Reader on the Friday night, wonderful show. Had a session or two Saturday.
Met up with Hamish Bayne on Saturday evening, and we had a great sassion in his house. Sunday was quieter for me, as I may have been feeling a tad delicate, but we went out for a lovely meal in the Merkister Hotel in the evening, most enjoyable.
Thanks to all involved, and a special thanks to my wonderful hostess MeganL.
Cheers lassie!


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