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Any Other Business / Re: Tunnocks
« on: June 09, 2019, 04:14:25 PM »
8) A true Scottish genius!
Isn't that an oxymoron?

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Any Other Business / Tunnocks
« on: June 09, 2019, 03:36:11 PM »
The inventor of the iconic Tunnock’s teacake has been given a knighthood.

Boyd Tunnock was nighted for his services to the confectionery business n the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The 86-year-old Scot was the mastermind behind the teacake after being tasked by his father to come up with something new.

His Thomas Tunnock Limited firm, which is based in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, produces the snowballs, caramel wafers, caramel logs and Tunnock’s teacakes, famous in the UK and worldwide.

After extensive market research, he came up with the idea of using a biscuit base and hand piped Italian meringue on to it before covering in milk chocolate.

It hit the shelves in 1956 and has been a favourites ever since.

Saudi Arabia is the largest overseas buyer but the teacakes produced by the baker sell from Thurso to Trinidad.

At the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the teacakes took centre stage as dancers dressed in the distinctive wrapper design moved around the main performers near the start of the show.

Sales of the biscuit went through the roof the day after the ceremony.

That year, Boyd was one of the few Scottish business leaders to back the Union in the referendum campaign and is a firm supporter of the Conservative Party.

Dubbed the Willy Wonka of Tannochside, the biscuit maker was awarded an MBE in 1987 for services to exports. He also received a CBE in 2004 for services to charity.

He is the grandson of the founder of Tunnock’s, Thomas Tunnock, and other than the two years he spent in national service, he has worked in

the family business since the age of 15.

The firm has an annual turnover of more than £54million and more than 550 employees.

Last year, Boyd was criticised when he donated a Rolls-Royce car to Glasgow City Council.

The anonymous move came as the council faced cuts in public services.

Boyd confirmed he was behind the gift and said he just wanted to do “a good thing” for the city.

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So GoT finished last night
There'll be no more battles to fight
I still haven't seen it

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Frost* / Re: New Frost* Report!
« on: June 07, 2019, 06:26:31 PM »
Yee-Haaaaaa   ;D ;D ;D ;D

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It's been a long while can't you tell,
but we hope that you're all doing well!
Well, my bike seat’s too hard :o
Can't ride more than a yard!
I really must have to yell, bell

Blunders has bitten the dust

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Frost* / Re: Frost*Cloud
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:13:32 AM »
What's the current Frost soundcloud account?  is it this: https://soundcloud.com/user-428935264

That's the one - will have to record it onto my phone next time something appears...   ::)

It'll be different tomorrow  ;D ;D ;D

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Frost* / Re: Blunders :(
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:11:26 AM »
Bollocks, a great guy


&
What they said
 :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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Rog's wishing himself birthday botmas
And perhaps a wee dram in a shot glass  :D
‘Cheers!’ say us all
Was he having a ball?

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Announcements / Re: Hemel based Frost*ie?
« on: March 30, 2019, 10:32:39 AM »
Closest I can get is that my brother lived in Hemel...........



About 25 years ago  ;D

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Any Other Business / Re: Happy birthday, owen!
« on: March 30, 2019, 10:30:04 AM »
Thanks guys, mad busy but entertaining. I’ll take that all day over boring
Glad it was a good one :)

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Any Other Business / Re: Happy birthday, Trapezium Artist!
« on: March 24, 2019, 02:02:16 PM »
Belated Happy Birthday, hope it was a good one TA

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Announcements / Re: Congratulations to LivingForever & Philadelphia
« on: February 04, 2019, 06:31:35 PM »
Congratulations to these wonderful people!!  Yay!!
What he said

Quote from: D S
Congrats James and Karin!  :)
& him.

Excellent news, congrats.
 :) :) :)

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Any Other Business / Re: Happy birthday, paradigm203!
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:16:00 PM »
As Rog must be still be asleep, wow, 2 in a row.

Happy Birthday  :)

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Any Other Business / Re: Happy birthday, meragukan!
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:15:28 PM »
As Rog must be asleep

Happy Birthday  :)

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Any Other Business / Re: Happy birthday, E.S.!
« on: January 26, 2019, 03:08:35 PM »
Have a good one Espen  ;D

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