Intro from Yannis

#1
There it was - a scorching hot afternoon, staying in out of the sun with only the P.C. & a cold beer for company !
Found this site & nostalgia kicked in ! Twenty seven years out of the "mob" & how time flies. Quick intro:-
Joined at Raleigh 65 - left from Cochrane 1980 - Oh ! - the bit in the middle - Sultan, London, Sultan, Manxman, Ark Royal, Portland, Sultan,
Glamorgan, Neptune. There it was fifteen years just like that!
After life - with a firm of consulting enginers for ten years, then fifteen with a global insurer as staff engineer.
After-afterlife - took redundancy at age fifty five, now three years ago - retired to Greece - so far living happily ever after, doing mostly what I did in service - avoiding work as much as possible, drinking the same way & playing with boats.
Glad to be aboard.
 
#3
Cheers Lamri.......... Errrrm. would never ever think I knew what I was talking about !!
Nice bum by the way (was going to say arse, but thought it might be against forum rules ?)
 
#6
bbd - that'll do for starters, we will continue with the Grammar & the conjugating of verbs at a later stage - meanwhile it's usefull to know we Brits usually just talk slower & louder, to enable the "Natives" to understand us.

Hi Harry off the Herpes - sorry for the error !
 
#9


This Avatar ring a bell ?? (heh heh...) - Sorry... old Intel gathering habits die hard!

Psssttt want an Oatcake?

(Hope I'm not barking up the wrong tree here)
 
#10
You bad old sea dog you ! - that's what you get for perving other sites !
No secret here ! - the Staffordshire oatcake, my recipe for imortallity !
Sorry - but I'm afraid that now you will have to die !!!
 
#15
bigbaddog said:
Yannis:

Yassoo and parakaloh (hope that's close).
Welcome to the world of reminiscing, mud-slinging and all things in between. BBD
Gia sou esie kala, ola eivie kala? Daxi?

Ha, welcome John, how are you?

It's Gia sou if a capital at the front and yasou without the capital. Paracalou or something like that.
 
#16
Hello Yannis,

Welcome on board. Take it you were a 'clanky' from your service record? Even so, wish I was there sinking an ice-cold Mythos with you instead of looking at the latest downpour back here. Watch out for those brush fires, now!
 
#17
Gia sou Tzenni mou - olla poli endhaxi etho mazi mou, sas efxharisto yia tn filoxenia sas kai eemai xaroumenos yia eemai mazi sas.
Hate phonetics - but might seem pretentious to use Greek alphabet !
Thanks Jenny, it's been a while, but now have time to catch up with things & am interested to know if & how you have all managed to cope in my absence !!! How's life on the "Big Island?" It was bloody hot here until recently - 46-48c. Still....... get me used to the next afterlife eh ?
 
#18
Cheers Naval G - Having one of the very same right at the minute. Ahh - the ice cold nectar, a bite but not bitter, by golly I'll have another !
Yes Clanky through & through - a "Steamy" though, don't suppose many will know what that stuff was now ?
Waterlooville eh - don't know a Tom (Wiggy) Bennett - ex PRI around those parts do you ? used to be a good oppo.
 
#19
Yannis said:
Cheers Naval G - Having one of the very same right at the minute. Ahh - the ice cold nectar, a bite but not bitter, by golly I'll have another !
Yes Clanky through & through - a "Steamy" though, don't suppose many will know what that stuff was now ?
Waterlooville eh - don't know a Tom (Wiggy) Bennett - ex PRI around those parts do you ? used to be a good oppo.
I'll be having a couple of San Migs at my sailing club shortly and will raise a glass in your direction.

Even as a seaman, I spent time on the plates tending Y100s during training. Superheated steam at 550 deg and 425 psi, or was it the other way round?

Sorry, but I don't know your old mate Wiggy. I haven't dared show my face at the local RNA since I won two of the top three prizes in the Fri night meat raffle during an introductory visit a couple of years ago :silent: .
 
#20
To be honest, it wouldn't make a difference to me Yannis lol I can understand a little in greenglish and the alphabet lol

It's hot here to 41c but the humidity is rising! I heard crete was around 47 the other day!

But you write in Greek, I'm writing a Cypriot version, so may take me a few minutes to adjust lol
 

Similar threads

New Posts