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James VI of Scotland, son of Mary Queen of Scots, achieved where his mother had failed - he gained the English throne, and in doing so gained an additional title - James I of England.

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Thanks Asha for sharing with us blush smile blush

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Thank you Angela and good to see you active on the forums again (may be I just have not been aware of it, but I noticed you made a lot of posts recently).

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Hi Asha:

Yes, you are right - started to miss you guys SO MUCH - still trying to figure out how to do the FUN stuff (like this forum) around my homelife (the man, the dogs and so on) + professional.

Some days, I can visit the forum, some days not - but learning to do what I can each day and not continue to be the Type A = perfectionist I am. As we age (age 53) - we LEARN what is important in our lives...

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Angela I know what you mean about learning what matters. I've often found myself chasing things that in the long run don't really mean anything... Have you ever tried the exercise of writing your own obituary? It is a great way of establishing what really matters...

I wonder how James VI thought he would be remembered - in both Scotland and England.

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Hey Asha:

Sounds like a very good idea and made me think, I do need to get started on those things I PROMISED myself I would do before I die.

Keeping in mind, tomorrow is NEVER promised!!!!

Thanks for the much needed "wake up" call - now I need to work on setting up my FIRST helicopter ride....

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Go for it Angela. There was a company that did short tourist helicopter rides near where I used to live in the Scottish Highlands. I never got round to actually taking one...

I know for me one of the things I do want to do at some point is take a trip in a hot air balloon. I come from Bristol (England) where they have an annual balloon fiesta, and thus am familiar with multi-coloured and shaped hot air balloons drifting over the skyline.


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Awesome Asha, yes that is on my list too. The only concern I have with the hot air balloon is where it MAY land!! Yikes...

From watching it in real life and on TV, sometimes the weather or equipment lands you in some interesting locations. But hey, I am up for the adventure.

Let us know when you do this - would love to hear how it goes, and I will do the same.

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All the people I've talked to who have done balloon flights have really enjoyed them. The downside seems to be that if the weather is bad they may not happen. I don't think I've ever seen a hot air ballon in Scotland - it may be that the weather and climate doesn't equate to favourable flying conditions.


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Good point Asha, never thought about the weather determining if this is offered.

So I guess you would have to go where it is being offered.

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Angela one of England's greatest entrepeneurs - Richard Branson who created Virgin - ia a hot air balloonist. Virgin Balloon Flights offer hot air balloon rides all over England and a few in Scotland - the furthest north is Aberdeen.


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LOL, yep know him well - use to have one of his famous "prepaid" cell phones. Love them, just a little too expensive for right now. Have a "prepaid" AT&T cell phone - but I won't bore you with the drama with it, but I can say, I will NEVER get another. The virgin one was awesome until I think I lost it. This was several years ago.

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Angela on this side of the pond we call cell phones mobile phones fish

Can't say I've ever lost one, though I did bathe one in too much water and it was never the same again...

One of the things I found interesting when I moved up to the Scottish Higlands was that in the first house I stayed in I found I had to go to one or other end of the street to get any reception at all...


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LOL Asha, the same thing happens here in Columbus, Georgia (USA).

And some buildings and homes, you have to step outside to use it!!!!

And when traveling, pray you don't have an emergency because there is no guarantee you can use it if there is no transmitting towers for the company you are subscribed to in the area you are stuck in.

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A lot of people I knew in the Scottish Highlands kept basic survival stuff in the boot of their car - sleeping bag, warm clothes, things to make fire with, water, food, torch, compass etc - as they knew they couldn't guarantee reception and needed to be able to get by if they got stranded in what were often freezing conditions.


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Asha, this is a great article. I love history and culture. I learned many things from your article and would love to read more about James Vl. For instance, I never knew that he had commissioned the Authorised/King James Bible, which built on the work done by William Tyndale. The Tyndale Bible is one of my favorite things to read and research about.

Love this article!


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Phyllis thank you for the feedback. I was lucky enough recently to work in a building at the University of Bristol that has a stained glass window dedicated to William Tyndale. It inspired me to write the article William Tyndale. I think this is a fascinating period of history and I look foward to writing more articles relating to this time on both English and Scottish Culture sites. I'd welcome ideas of things/people you'd like to know more about.


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LOL, I am thinking about doing the same thing as I so am not into the winter. At age 53, and not living in an area with the 4 seasons since I was about 21 - quite an adjustment. The only thing that is saving my you know what from freezing, are my "hot flashes" - hate them during the summer, but nothing like your own portable personal heater smile And thank goodness for a 57 year old man that understands my need to be able to kick off the covers on my side of the bed when those famous "night sweats" hit = not fun!!!! frown

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A lot of people I knew in the Scottish Highlands kept basic survival stuff in the boot of their car - sleeping bag, warm clothes, things to make fire with, water, food, torch, compass etc - as they knew they couldn't guarantee reception and needed to be able to get by if they got stranded in what were often freezing conditions.

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Asha, that is a good article on William Tyndale. I saw a documentary on PBS about him several years ago and became very interested in his life and efforts to get his translation of the bible printed. I would love to get a copy of that bible.


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Angela you talk of not living in an area with four seasons for over three decades. Would love to know more about what you mean by this. For me I know that Scotland made me more aware of the seasons, of the earth and her cycles than I had ever been before.


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Phyllis I just did an Amazon search on the Tyndale Bible and got far more on amazon.co.uk than amazon.com. When saying you would love to get a copy of the bible I reckon you might find one if you look at those sources. You have prompted me to check sources of originals (which I know are few and far between).


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Thank you so much, Asha. I will check this out. I study different religions and faith systems and find that the older versions of certain religions are more enlightening.

Thanks!


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Hi Asha:

Sure, be glad to, just let me know if I answered your question as I tend to not(lol).

Here in Columbus, Georgia they have the Winter(now), Spring, Summer and Fall. Orlando, Florida (where I moved from this year) & my island (Jamaica, West Indies) do not have these 4 seasons.

Orlando, Florida has summer and winter (no snow, no very cold weather).

Jamaica, West Indies - summer only.

When I was a flight attendant at age 18 for 2 years, I worked out of St. Louis International Airport during the summer and got shipped up to O'Hare Airport during the winter.

Both St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois (O'Hare Airport) have the 4 seasons. And girl, talk about SNOW, blizzards!!!!

That is why I quit after 2 years - glad I did this childhood dream of mine although my mom was totally "piss_d" off as I did not finish up college. Oh well, that is why I raised my only child to "live" her life once she became 18. I gave her a choice of either continuing on to college or getting a place of her own with a job(lol). Of course you know which one she picked(lol). She is now working on her Masters - I have not had to pay a penny towards her life since she left my household at age 18 to attend college. That is my "princess" - proud of her - scholarships do work!!!!

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