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8 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

And long may that continue. Although they’re building far too many houses now beside the Pleasure Park.

.......and they’re called butteries.

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5 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

And long may that continue. Although they’re building far too many houses now beside the Pleasure Park.

There has to be huge pressure on housing there.  Setting aside 'sheep shagger' jokes, Deeside has got to be one of the nicest areas in Britain to bring up weans.  I was sorry we had to leave.

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4 minutes ago, The_Kincardine said:

There has to be huge pressure on housing there.  Setting aside 'sheep shagger' jokes, Deeside has got to be one of the nicest areas in Britain to bring up weans.  I was sorry we had to leave.

Not often, if ever, I have agreed with you, but you have got a nod from me there.

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9 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

Not often, if ever, I have agreed with you,

Try it more often...

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How strange the last few pages have been about the village I grew up in.  My PC right now has a picture of Kinker for the desktop background 😎

 

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26 minutes ago, NorthernLights said:

How strange the last few pages have been about the village I grew up in.  My PC right now has a picture of Kinker for the desktop background 😎

 

Going up this week. I’ll pass on my best wishes. (Which era was your growing up?)

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18 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

Going up this week. I’ll pass on my best wishes. (Which era was your growing up?)

1990 to 2003, went to Kinker primary and the Aboyne secondary.  My parents still live in the same house.  My wife is from Glasgow and she finds visiting there amazing and also a bit surreal about how quiet it is.  

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Just now, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Commiserations.

Thankfully her family is mostly made up of St Mirren fans.  It was one of the first questions when we first met, I can cope with that 😂

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Just now, NorthernLights said:

Thankfully her family is mostly made up of St Mirren fans.  It was one of the first questions when we first met, I can cope with that 😂

One of the first?  It should be THE first!

 

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4 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

One of the first?  It should be THE first!

 

I'm just happy she stuck with my after I almost dislocated her shoulders celebrating Hayes winner in the Scottish Cup semi final 😂 and even in games against St Mirren she has been in our end.

 

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1 minute ago, NorthernLights said:

I'm just happy she stuck with my after I almost dislocated her shoulders celebrating Hayes winner in the Scottish Cup semi final 😂 and even in games against St Mirren she has been in our end.

 

She sounds like a keeper.

(hopefully not John Burridge though).

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45 minutes ago, NorthernLights said:

1990 to 2003, went to Kinker primary and the Aboyne secondary.  My parents still live in the same house.  My wife is from Glasgow and she finds visiting there amazing and also a bit surreal about how quiet it is.  

I think we all take for granted how lucky we are to live here. Nice, peaceful city and you're only ever 10 mins away from what feels like endless green countryside.

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1 hour ago, NorthernLights said:

1990 to 2003, went to Kinker primary and the Aboyne secondary.  My parents still live in the same house.  My wife is from Glasgow and she finds visiting there amazing and also a bit surreal about how quiet it is.  

I was a lot earlier than that. Went to Kinker primary before being forced to move further south by my parents just before secondary. Brought into this world as a Dons fan when it was inconceivable that we’d even ever play in Europe in the pre-Turnbull era. Just happy to have a few wins every season and finish mid table at best. A bit like St Johnstone nowadays, I suppose.

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11 hours ago, The_Kincardine said:

 

You're both off the hook.  We were staying in the erstwhile Kincardineshire (was then called Aberdeenshire but I'm all for the continuing of historic names) and did often pass through 'Kinker' to either buy petrol or tobacco as there's little else going on...

Kinker is actually in historic Aberdeenshire.

Kincardineshire ends about 4 miles east before you reach it on the A93.

.......and yes, the wee shop there is nirvana of a Saturday morning  (the garage is closed as the guy retired last year aged about 106). Chinese is very good, but remains 'cash only'.

As for the new house building - there are apparently 6,000 properties in the ASPC - average in years gone by was around a quarter that - but still new builds pop up everywhere around City and Shire - will the bubble burst by the time we need to sell Pittodrie?

 

 

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