GlescaPal Annie, 15 Mar 2009 What a weekend! It
was FANTASTIC! The whole weekend was a laugh from start to finish. There was
loads of photos taken BUT some of them are x-ratedand
they cannot go on the boardif
any one wants a copy then let me know.....NOT!Thank
you to our Hostess Lizzy for having us there and to her husband Raymond for
putting up with us and letting us stay.....You are both BRILLIANTalso
thank you to Wilmabaird for taking us to the airportAs
Wilmabaird said "There were loads of photos taken so be prepared to be
dazzled by them (no pun intended Dazzle)
I think we have had about 6 or 7 hours sleep the whole weekend so you might
not see us for a while
Thank you to our very own Webmaister for this board as without you we
wouldnt have all these parties and pals, on Friday night we had the good old
fashioned hoose party with our drinks of waterand
singing...whens the next one? Enjoy the photos everyone.
GlescaPal Nell, 16 Mar 2009, London
Saturday morning woke up early, this was the day I was to drive to Cambridge
to meet the Pals for a wee night oot. Bag was packed ready so I had a shower
and got on the couch with my duvet to read a few posts before I had
breakfast and got ready to go. I had decided that I would pick up Karen’s
car around noon and set off from Karen’s for Cambridge, she was to borrow my
auld jalopy till I came back. As usual everything didn’t go according to
plan, and at the last minute I realised I hadn’t packed a nightdress, so I
went to get one, and every one I pulled out had hair dye stains on them. I
said to John “Ahll hifty buy a nightdress oan the wiy tae Karen’s”. Cue fur
an argument, efter 10 minutes of John telling me I should have got a
nightdress ready before this, and me telling him I thought I had, I drove to
North End Road, feeling less than happy and still annoyed at myself for not
getting a nightdress ready. Went into Bon Marche, had a look around and
picked a nightdress, not much choice, and they were all minging. Good job I
wasn’t going to spend the night with Johnny Depp.
Got the nightdress, and drove on to Karen’s. Was showing Karen the
nightdress and she said “Mum are you sure that nightdress will fit you”, I
looked at it and it said Large on the label, I said “Aye it’s large it will
“But mum” Karen said “That nightdress looks as if it wouldn’t even fit me”.
I looked at the nightdress and it did look small, I pulled it round my chest
and realised that it wouldn’t go near me. By this time I was spitting nails.
Got into Karen’s car and back to Bon Marche and got another nightdress the
same size and compared and it was nearly double the size. Took it to the
counter still fuming, put my bag and the two nightdresses on the counter, I
must have been having a hot flush, as I was sweating and flustered when the
assistant asked me to change places with another customer, I said “wouldn’t
it be easier if you just came to this till”.
“No dear” she said
Well that was it “I am not your dear” I said as I grabbed my bag the two
nightdresses and humphed to the other part of the counter. The rest of the
transaction was conducted in silence with me glaring at the assistant.
Left the shop got into the car and, at last, set of for Cambridge. I was a
bit apprehensive about driving on my own as I have never driven that far on
my own. But with the music blasting Neil Young, the sun shining and my mood
improving by the minute. I was soon driving along singing at the top of my
voice “Old Man Look at my Life, I’m a lot like you” happy as Larry and
looking forward to the evening ahead with my pals. The rest of the journey
was uneventful, except for when I nearly killed myself cutting across a
white van man on the slip road to the M11.
Arrived at Lizzy’s mid afternoon and all the gang were there. After a
million hugs and kisses, Annie made me a longed for cup of coffee and Lizzy
heated up a lovely big bowl of home made soup. We all sat round Lizzy’s
kitchen table blethering about everything and anything, and laughing,
laughing, laughing. Lizzy had made us a big pot of mince and tatties (wi nae
wiz delicious and just the job before going out for a drink. We formed an
orderly queue for the bathroom and by 7:15 we were all ready for the short
walk to meet up with Dazzle and Jim and Dorothy and Ian. Lizzy had booked a
table for us in the pub, and the others were already there, another million
hugs and kisses and our obligatory kitty, ah must say, we were lost for a
while, without Norrie to look after the kitty, but we struggled by without
him, Raymond ordered the first drinks and we toasted
I don’t know what happened about the kitty after that, but I kept getting
drinks so somebody must have took charge of it. The party commenced.
Maryjane kept us all going with her jokes and I am sure you could hear the
whoops of laughter at the other end of the village. Nae sing song in the
pub, but that never stopped us making a lot of noise, and doing a bit of
pole dancing for the locals. I paced myself by having one wine and one coke
alternatively so never got paralytic. The wine was flowing and the company
was excellent and the night passed all too quickly. Dazzle, Jim, Dorothy and
Ian had to get a taxi back into Cambridge, and we all walked back to Lizzy’s.
Raymond who had left the pub a bit earlier had to get out of bed to let us
in, poor bloke, surrounded by all these Glesga women. Time to blow up the
air beds, I was to sleep in a bedroom upstairs, but I said I would sleep on
the couch and mah wee Mary Carlin slept in the bed upstairs. After falling
twice over the double air bag, and Annie running around doing everything for
everybody, she’s goat some energy that woman, we all went to bed, Wilma was
on an air bed next to the couch, Maryjane and Annie were on a double airbed
in the dining room, Carlin upstairs in one room, Rose and Mags in another
and Lizzy and Raymond in another, we all went to sleep tired but happy.
Woke up Sunday morning with no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt. Only
kiddin, didny even hiv a hangover. We all sat around the table blethering as
usual, Wilmabaird made the porridge, Lizzy made the squerr sausage pieces
and Annie made the tea. Before we knew where we were it was time for Carlin
and Annie to leave for their flight and Wilma was driving them to Sansted.
Maryjane, Rose, Mags and I were going to London for the rest of the day.
Millions of sad goodbyes and hugs and kisses and we set off in the beautiful
sunshine to London. We had been driving for about 10 mins when we got a
phone call from Lizzy telling us that I had left my jacket, I said “Just
leave it there and I will get it next time I am up”. It was a lovely drive
to London, sun shining brightly and soon we were driving through the East
End. I pointed out the “Blind Beggar” pub to the Pals where Ronnie Kray had
shot George Cornell and as we drove nearer the city, we could see the
Gherkin right in front of us towering above the surrounding buildings. We
crossed London Bridge to see the beautiful view of London from the river,
and drove past the London Eye we crossed the river again at Westminster
Bridge. Down Victoria Street and lunch in a lovely wee pub near the coach
station, we had Sunday lunch, Roast Beef, Roast Potatoes, Petit Pois, mixed
vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. Next we drove to Harrods, and because I
couldn’t get parked we decided that the girls should go in and I would wait
outside for them in the car, I had seen it a million times before so wasn’t
bothered. After around half an hour the girls emerged and we drove up to
Picadilly Circus and Eros, then up Shaftesbury Avenue past all the theatres,
Chinatown and Soho, back down Charing Cross Road to Leicester Square, St
Martin in the Fields, The National and National Portrait Gallery, I showed
them South Africa House where I had spent a lot of time in the eighties at
anti apartheid demonstrations outside it, The Canadian Embassy opposite and
The Mall and Buckingham Palace in the distance. Down Whitehall and I showed
them where I worked in Whitehall, down past Horseguards Parade, the Women’s
World War II Memorial, 10 Downing Street, the Cenotaph, and on to Parliament
Square and the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, The Guy outside Parliament who
has been camped there since the beginning of the Iraqui war, Westminster
Abbey, and along Victoria Street, and New Scotland Yard, Westminster
Cathedral and Little Ben. By this time we were ready for a coffee, but first
I wanted to show them one more thing, we drove into Pimlico Road and
Maryjane and Mags had their photo taken outside The Orange Brewery. We then
went back to the pub where we had had lunch, Maryjane, Mags and Rose had tea
and I had coffee and a fag, after another blether, we drove back to Victoria
Coach Station and I was sad to see Maryjane, Mags and Rose walking away
towards the coach station. I drove home feeling a bit tired, and a bit sad
at leaving them, but delighted to have had the chance to meet them all
again. I have said it before and I’ll say it again,
is the best site on the web and that is because it has the best people.
Oor first GlescaPals swally in Wales! Organised by GlescaPal
GlescaPals Hoose party swally in Wales - 27 Nov.2010
Market Tafarn, Abergavenny,
a hoose party wiScotty's
band Blue Blisters
GlescaPal Scotty, Oct.2010,
Merthyr Tydfil, S.Wales Aah've booked ALL the
rooms at the Tafarn fer the entire weekend, but need tae know who is arriving
oan which days and how many nights therr staying so's aah kin try and allocate
appropriate sleeping accomodation accordingly.
Viji & Janie urr lookin forward tae meetin and lookin efter aw ma Pals, and huv
promised tae gie yuse aw the V.I.P.treatment, including a full cooked breakfast
If we run oot o bed space, therr's an abundance o similar pubs wi B&B within
easy walking distance.
GlescaPal Scotty, 27 Nov.2010,
the GP Party !
Whit a day!!!
Aah wiz up tae de-ice both cars at 5am, even parked them oan the main road last
night so's we wuldnae be stuck in the street this morning.
Next thing is aah goat a call frae Norrie tae tell me the flight wiz delayed "so's
Cardiff could clear the runway" - it wiz, in fact, Glesca that hud the problems,
as when aah rang Cardiff fer an update aah wiz telt that they wurr "Fully
Operational" and all flights wurr arriving and departing nae boather!!
Eventually aah received a text frae Norrie tae let me know they wurr boarding
"in 10 minutes" - that wiz a helluva lang 10 minutes, by my clock it wiz an hoor
an a hauf!!!
Finally they landed at Cardiff and Colleen & I collected them and we set aff fer
Abergavenny, me in front & Colleen following. Just as aah wiz accelerating ontae
the M4, ma phone rang - it wiz Norrie, tae tell me they'd broken doon oan the M4
slip road. Aah telt hurr tae call the RAC, and we drove oan tae the next
junction, turned aroond and went back. Poor Colleen wiz in a state, almost
greetin. She'd only hud the car serviced a week ago and a new fan belt fitted,
and when aah popped the bunnet open, there wiz the fanbelt spread across the
When aah looked closer, aah noticed that there wiznae a belt pulley oan the
alternator, but aah looked aroond the engine bay, and therr it wiz, together wi
the special retaining fixture.
Unfortunately the RAC chappie said it wiz a common problem, and wiznae
repairable, so aah eventually goat him tae tow the car tae Colleen's garage,
transferred ClaireM intae ma motor, and left Norrie wi Colleen and the RAC.
Plan "A" wiz tae get the lassies tae Merthyr Tydfil fer a cuppa, then aah wiz
gonnie collect Norrie & Colleen, bring them tae Tescos tae mee the others, then
Norrie & ClaireM wurr gonnie catch the Abergavenny bus, and aah wid take Sophie,
Maryjane, and Mags in ma car.
Oan the way tae Merthyr, the wummin wurr gabbin, as they dae, and suggested that
rather than dae that, they wid aw get in a taxi, which aah estimated wid be
aboot £50 fer a people carrier, then, mannah frae heaven, jist such a vehicle
preceeded us intae the car park.
Me, being me, accosted the driver and asked how much tae take 5 passengers tae
Abergavenny. He ummed and aah'd a bit, so aah said "They kin get oan the X4 bus
fer a fiver each!", so he said "£35 fer the lot then" - "Done!"
That left me free tae drap Colleen aff, then travel back doon the valley tae get
ma amplifiers etc fer th'night's GP HOOSEPARTY!!
Aw the kit and Caboodle is now loaded, and aah'm back at the flat tae huv a
wash, chainge and breakfast, then we'll be jinin the ither Pals a wee bit later.
GLESCAPALS YA BASS!!!
GlescaPal Scotty, 28 Nov.2010, Norrie and Clairem, wi help frae Annie, Darren & Emma, made a grand joab o
puttin up the flags and banners, and aw the local folk goat intae the "Party"
spirit, but they couldnae out-sing the GlescaPals.
Wee Emma wiz celebrating hur 15th Birthday, so we laid oan a cake.
The wee video snippet o The GlescaPals Song, featuring Webmaister,
Webmaister o' this fabulous site, which made the entire event possible - and a
toast tae Absent Pals tae open the furst ever Welsh GP Hooseparty.
GlescaPal Annie travelled tae Wales wi her son Darren
and daughter Emma
who was 15yrs old on the 25th November ..... A lovely birthday photo
GlescaPals Annie, Maryjane & Dazzle
GlescaPal Jim thinking "whit the heck dae ah look like wi'
this daft wig oan?"
GlescaPal Mags ( real herr ) thinking "ah wunder how much ahve gote in mah
purse? I'd like tae buy that wig aff Jim"
GlescaPal admin man Norrie
"I'm quite sexy looking wi' herr
ah wonder if Blue Blisters urr
looking furr a lead singer"
The GlescaPals 1st Welsh Hoose Party - and whit a
great swally it wis !!!
A toast tae absent GlescaPals ...
at or near the hour of 9pm ah
think admin gal threw her tumbler intae the ceiling! Lizzy
drapped hers! And Ian forgot tae buy Dorothy
GlescaPal Dazzle, Nov.2010
Crossing the Severn Bridge, it costs ye £5.50 tae enter Wales but
nuthin' tae come oot
GlescaPal Nell, Nov.2010
It cost us £10.90, the man said tae me, "Ah Peugeot Partner is
classed as a van, ahm sorry", ah said "Naw ye urny, if ye wurr ye
wid let me through fur £5.50", he said "I can't, but I like your
cheek", ah said "Ahll tell ye something, ye don't hifty piy tae get
intae Scotland, and it's goat better scenery"
People, from every corner of the globe, talking to each other, finding long lost pals and making new pals.....