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Afternoon folks.

Whiskey, I'll dig through the photos later on. This is back in the days of film so I'll need to get the dust out of the scanner once I find the prints.

My 3pm punter hasn't showed up so here's the guys in full Highland dress in Madrid when it was 41 degrees (106F) - I took the pic so am not in it. The occasion was the wedding of the guy on the left.
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And a few years later (?2004 ?2005 - can't remember) in central Madrid.
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I didn't realise that jacket was so old - which might explain why it is worn out now.

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30-06-2014 01:40 PM
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Yeah, I would probably usually use a scuba tank to fill, but I would like to be able to fill it myself if needed too. 

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30-06-2014 02:51 PM
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You look like a college professor Don Tongue
30-06-2014 04:53 PM
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I thought the bookseller looked like Santa. Smile
Maybe it runs in the family - my father was a professor. Tongue

The pal whose funeral I was at today was a professor of psychiatry. He nearly caused my dentist to burst on one occasion. I was getting grief from him about smoking when I said, absolutely honestly that a professor of medicine had told me that morning that I wasn't smoking enough. I thought the dentist was going to vent like a hot 18650!

Context in this case is all. I'd bumped into one of his patients who I knew quite well but hadn't seen for ages so I asked him if he'd been ill. He said no, he'd been in the leper colony (smoking shelter) regularly. At which point Prof. Reid (Who smoked 60 a day and died of lung cancer aged 54) chimed in with, "You clearly haven't been smoking enough then." 

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30-06-2014 05:03 PM
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I hope it was a nice service mate, it's good you got to say your proper goodbye and give your condolences to his family Good
30-06-2014 05:24 PM
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Yes, it was good and for once I didn't have to do it - it was done by one of the psychotherapy consultants who did an excellent job.

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30-06-2014 05:36 PM
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Do you mean the sermon ?
30-06-2014 06:56 PM
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Not a sermon, just an excellent eulogy. The guy was a real character. The only occasion I saw him in a suit was when he was about to be interviewed by Stephen Fry for a programme he made on bipolar disorder. So I sees Ian in the smoking shelter and asked him what the suit was in aid of. His typical response, "I've run out of old clothes". He was scruffier than most of his patients. The pic in the link is as neat as he ever got.

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30-06-2014 08:12 PM
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Ahh okay.... hehe sounds like he was an amazing guy to know with an awesome sense of humour Good2
30-06-2014 09:09 PM
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He was. 

A frighteningly smart guy. The Scottish Government hated him. But great fun. 

He didn't give a crap about anything much other than the patients. 

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30-06-2014 09:22 PM
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