I'd like to invite everybody to read the story I've posted in the "Real stories from the world of espionage and special operations" thread. it involves an unconventional MI6 agent , a truly evil Gestapo commander, the battleship Tirpitz and espionage in the far north.
Three pictures of behind the scenes on LALD…hard to believe these are 50 years old.
I hadn't seen the third one and it's always nice to see the lovely Madeleine. Thanks CHB!
Someone took this photo in the region around Stavanger. As sunsets go it's not too bad.
That's a beautiful sunset. Not too shabby at all. Living in Norway and enduring the cold has its compensations, I see. 🙂
You're thinking of the welfare state, of course... 😁
I wasn't but glad to know you have one over there too.
I know. The views are all right too. I've had some positive comments for this photo I took today. Hopefully it will help members get into the Christmas spirit. 😊
That's another beautiful one. Is that the local church?
I can neither confirm nor deny .... 😌
Oh, it's a Quantum meeting place then? Say no more...
We have people everywhere.
I knew it!
'It depends where he lives.'
That's a point. The advent of the internet has made us all locals I suppose you could say.
This year's Christmas Special featuring our favourite spy is out, or at least the first part of it! It's written by Barbel, CHB and myself and the story is titled "Coldfinger". Find it here in Off Topic. 😁🎄
I'd like to congratulate Narges Muhammedi who today received the Nobel Peace Prize. She is sitting in jail in her homeland Iran for working for the freedom and human rights of Iranians, especially women.
They used to really go to town on cinema advertising in those days…
I'm out catching a gig in Glasgow -
They're great! (This is the interval)
I’m not sure why this is still hanging around on this thread but I can’t delete it so hoping that posting again will remove it.
Posting a lingering message and then deleting the post should work.
Santa wants YOU to read the AJB007 Christmas Special! https://www.ajb007.co.uk/discussion/56289/the-ajb007-christmas-special-2023#latest
I approve this message.
It's a bit late, but hope you all had a Wonderful Christmastime...
If you don't like Macca's song, give this version a try...
Today the town of Kautokeino has -42 degrees Celsius, about 43 Fahrenheit. Never heard of the place, you say? 😲
It's a Norwegian with a mostly Sami population town just north of Sweden. How did the population and local authorities react? "This is fairly normal. We don't see any reason to start any special measures" said the mayor. I try to imagine how London or even Oslo would've reacted to such temperatures ....
You wouldn't have to ask for ice for your Coke Zero there! 😯
If they can spare it ...
I've experienced temperatures down to about -25 celsius, and that was enough for me.
Think yourself lucky you don't live in Finland - then you wouldn't even exist.
It is colder in Finland, that's true. I believe I could survive there if I ever managed to learn to say sentences like "can I buy some food?" and ""please let me in, I'm freezing to death!" in their language. On second thought, that means I would probably die ...