Posted by Peter Fay on February 23, 2003 at 15:33:23:
In Reply to: Re: Tell us about ... posted by hulse on February 23, 2003 at 15:06:10:
:Up Helly A
... that's Shetland
:Some brutal game like soccer that takes over the whole island
'The Ba' played down main st on Xmas and new year's day between the Uppies and the Doonies
... no rules - generally lasts about 4+ h. Makes Rugby seem tame (but no fatalities yet)
The winner ("man of the match") has the dubious priviledge of hosting the Ba party for the winning team (imagine hosting a party for 5 rugby teams simultaneously - house refit generally the consequence)
:... ancient stone age monoliths, etc.
Plenty of them
: But why are you still there?
15y ago...Looking for a GP job that was a bit more than than the bog standard - saw a post in British Medical Journal - thought 'no way!' - 2nd week advert - maybe? - Came Saw and Liked and rest is history.
Still here 15 years later, good place for kids to grow up, wife and family settled, good recreational facilities (out in the kayak even last week), settled in job (mostly) and community.
Have thought about moving on...but inertia rules.
PS Have you ever thought about switching to selling mattresses!
... Better investment than PEPs!
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