In Sweaty-sock Land

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Well, I made it to Scotland (just about) and I’ve not been detained for crimes against the promised land so far!

I nearly didn’t make it – I forgot to take my passport with me for photo ID but luckily the departures people accepted my work security pass as valid ID even though it’s not got a company name, address or phone number on it.  Lucky for me but worryingly easy to get on a flight without a valid form of ID.

The first thing I noticed on arrival at Edinburgh Airport was the Scottish flag – it’s everywhere.  The taxi marshall’s had St Andrews Cross beanie hats, the signs all had Scottish flags on, there were adverts for all things Scottish inside and outside the airport.  You’d never see a Cross of St George outside an English airport, that’s for sure.

The flight was ok, the plane was too hot though.  The FlyBe executive lounge at Birmingham Airport was disappointing – there were no staff other than the person checking you were allowed in there and there was no free WiFi which I would have expected for the price of the tickets.  We ended up sitting in Wetherspoons and waiting for the flight, at least there was a bit of activity.

The hotel – the Apex City – is nice.  Got a room with a view of Edinburgh Castle, nice big telly and free WiFi.  If you’ve got to go to Edinburgh I’d certainly recommend staying here.  Will be going down for breakfast shortly – I’ll let you know what the food is like later.

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    want to meet for coffee?

    do you need a native guide?

  2. Andi (82 comments) says:

    The food will be a lightly fried version of what has just fallen rather sloppily out of my arse.

    Still, it could be worse. You could be expected to drink that shite too.

    Oh, and I’m sure there would be plenty of English flags outside English airports if we were running them jockey… or at least parked outside them!

  3. William Gruff (138 comments) says:

    Andi that is not at all accurate.

    Scotch food is a deep and very much over fried version of what falls rather sloppily from every English arse, and the Jocks are full of it.

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    ‘over fried’?

    How else do you cook except by throwing things in bubbling lard?

  5. axel (1214 comments) says:

    you’re home?

    how was the land of milky honey?

  6. Dunfesterin (2 comments) says:

    Listen to you sour English cunts.

    Pity you didn’t let me know you were coming son, I would have given you a warm welcome alright! Same with the beardy twat there.

    Have you forgotten Scotland is run by the SNP, not Labour? So why moan about what we do with OUR money handed to us by government? Diddums!

    Scotland subsidises YOU and we have been doing so since 1975.

    VOTE SNP. We’ll be free of you fuds by 2011.

  7. Dunfesterin (2 comments) says:

    PS: I love the fact England’s turning into an Islamic / Police State daily.

    Once we dump you muppets, we’ll look South and watch you suffer.

    Hopefully your side of Hadrian’s wall will be bricked up as well.

    See you around my bigoted English chums! And remember who runs your country.

  8. Stan (222 comments) says:

    “Scotland subsidises YOU and we have been doing so since 1975”

    er, no, sorry, if you assume that North Sea oil revenues go to Scotland, it still runs at a deficit of six billion………

    “PS: I love the fact England’s turning into an Islamic / Police State daily.”

    Interesting, an Islamic AND a police state?

    In the 2001 census 3.1% of the population of England stated they were Muslim. To put this into perspective 0.7% of the population stated that they were Jedi knights.
    That’s a proportion of only 4.5 Muslims per Jedi.

    You might also want to read these….

    And you have more laws too,

    “Since the passing of the Scotland Act 1998 and the re-establishment of the Scottish Parliament there have been an even greater number of detailed statutes applicable only in Scotland. Under the Scotland Act the Scottish Parliament (unlike the Welsh Assembly) has power to legislate on criminal law matters. However s28 (7) of the Scotland Act makes it clear that the Act “does not affect the power of the Parliament of the United Kingdom to make laws for Scotland.”

    “See you around my bigoted English chums! And remember who runs your country.”

    For some reason the words, “pot”, “calling”, “kettle” and “black” spring to mind

    And yes, we share the same head of state, the queen.

  9. Cheryl (12 comments) says:

    Sweaty Sassenachs!

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