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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had Kitty's Cottage from here :
http://www.creevyexperience.com/

Very nice cottage. It was quite stormy in mid September when we were there and wife was newly pregnant so quite sick as well. For the most part we had a nice turf fire going and some nice social beers and cards.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More nordie talk! What's a grockle?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitty's Cottage - know it well enough from the outside, always wondered what it looked like inside.

Tagwex - not 'nordie' talk this time. Grockle is a derogatory term that folks in Cornwall have for tourists.

The photo is of my sister, OH's son and Granchildren - their first time 'surfing' Though that is as big as the waves got, we all had a wonderful time.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoke, Belleek, Cornwall. ... The list goes on and on. Are you of Romany stock?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Granny was a Ward. I'm told they are a Tinker family - so you tell me!! Laughing Laughing Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was Grandad a Mcdonagh?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No.(?) Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you are only half a tinker then!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sue. Ive never come across anyone using grockle in real life before, though I did find it in a novel, years ago, set in Cornwall. Nice to find its a real expression - I had my doubts!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tagwex, my inlaws are Boyles and McGinleys, both of which surnames are common amongst Travellers in Donegal. Travellers in Ireland are of Irish descent and owe much of their nomadic lifestyle (where this still persists) to historic dispossession.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmmm interesting. Around these parts the most common names are Connors, Cash and Murphy. The Wards and McDonaghs are infamous, I believe they are mostly Galway based though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Sue. Ive never come across anyone using grockle in real life before, though I did find it in a novel, years ago, set in Cornwall. Nice to find its a real expression - I had my doubts!
I have a friend in Donegal who comes from the West Country (Devon Cornwall) he HATES to hear me call any one a Grockle, he thinks it very derogatory. But an aunt who lived in Somerset used it all the time. Rolling Eyes

Wards in Galway, ah THAT explains it. I have a friend from Galway who roared with laughter when he heard that granny was a Ward. To quote him - 'If I'd a known you were a knacker I'd a never have let you in the house!' Laughing Laughing (We are still good friends!)

I have one photo of the woman, sleeves rolled up, arms folded, glaring into the camera - not someone you'd like to meet on a dark night. Wink To think that my kind, gentle, generous dad was her son, beggers belief!

Right - rain stopped play on the garden front (don't need to fill the new pond, the rain is doing a good job!), so I'll get back to the OH's family tree - I'm doing a copy for his sister.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhh no Sue, you are only half a knacker and your settled too so that is a plus! Buuut that comment about thieving off the builder could come back to haunt you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish you would get your facts right before you cast nasturtiums! I'm only 25% Knacker and the timber had been mouldering in a pile of debris for several months before OH 'liberated' it! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well at least you have admitted to the accusations. Case closed m'lud.
PS. I know your fingerprints were on that stolen timber.
Mouldering? ? Yet another nordie talk..

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