Christmas presents for the boys?

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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby tiffinata » 15 Dec 2014, 09:41

:jollygood:
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Frecks » 15 Dec 2014, 09:53

That is very good to hear - it sometimes seems as though Algy is the only one with devoted fans.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Fairblue » 15 Dec 2014, 10:15

Frecks wrote:Perhaps someone could switch allegiance and fall in love with Biggles :lol: Bertie and Ginger fans do not have any such problems - I do not think we are quite so devoted :roll:

:lol: You'll have to speak for yourself, Frecks. It's simply a case of ' silent' devotion. :love:
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Frecks » 15 Dec 2014, 12:42

How lovely - I am sure Biggles and Bertie would like "silent devotion" - they do not show their feelings very much and I do not think they would be keen on other people gushing all over them.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby kylie_koyote » 15 Dec 2014, 12:52

Frecks wrote:How lovely - I am sure Biggles and Bertie would like "silent devotion" - they do not show their feelings very much and I do not think they would be keen on other people gushing all over them.

Certainly not. Lol. Biggles would be horrified.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Fairblue » 15 Dec 2014, 13:09

Tracer wrote:Ginger should have a pack of cards to replace the ones he has nearly worn out on his earlier adventures.

Algy should have some Grow-bags and various plants/seeds to grow in them. Mrs. Hudson won't mind at all. He hopes.

Bertie can have an elegant manicure set in a leather case. He sounds the sort of chap who looks after his nails no matter what. And the other chaps will constantly be using the scissors to get them out of tricky situations. And not replacing them.

Biggles can have a stack of maps so that when something that needs his attention is going on, he will already have a map of that part of the world.

That seems to be spot on, Tracer. Plenty of room for choice of types and styles etc. And by the way, you are right about Bertie looking after his nails. In Noble Lord Ginger asks him if he has the nail scissors he usually carries with him. Bertie produces a folding pair from his waistcoat pocket.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Kismet » 15 Dec 2014, 13:30

Frecks wrote:Perhaps someone could switch allegiance and fall in love with Biggles :lol: Bertie and Ginger fans do not have any such problems - I do not think we are quite so devoted :roll: Does anyone love Biggles as much as the Algy fans love Algy?


Yes. We Biggles fans are equally devoted. I just don't make a song and dance about it.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Tracer » 15 Dec 2014, 14:25

Bertie fans are suitably restrained in public ;)
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Frecks » 15 Dec 2014, 16:34

I should hope so too - Bertie would hate a fuss :lol:
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Kismet » 16 Dec 2014, 18:45

How about a Rubik's cube for Ginger? And the solution book for Biggles.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby SaintedAunt » 16 Dec 2014, 18:48

Kismet wrote:How about a Rubik's cube for Ginger? And the solution book for Biggles.

:lol: :jollygood:
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 16 Dec 2014, 22:23

SaintedAunt wrote:
Frecks wrote: Does anyone love Biggles as much as the Algy fans love Algy?

YES!

ABSOLUTELY!!
I thought that would have been clear by now <said very huffily> :lol: In fact I'm thinking of writing a fic where Biggles sends the others off and he stays behind to mind the phone and then takes his bunch of fans to lunch at the RAF Club, takes them for flights in the Grace Spitfire (he is a good friend of Mrs Grace), then drives them all (in his Bentley) up to another friend's hangar where he gives them all joy flights in a newly restored Camel. :twisted: Of course, I realise this would have limited appeal...
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby kylie_koyote » 16 Dec 2014, 22:34

I'm on board with that.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby SaintedAunt » 16 Dec 2014, 23:21

kylie_koyote wrote:I'm on board with that.

Er… I thought your favourite chap was Ginger ;)
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby tiffinata » 17 Dec 2014, 00:02

Limited appeal? Certainly not!

I'd be happy listening to Biggles explain how the aircraft worked, and exploring them in fine detail and running my hands over the Bentley's coachwork.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby Kismet » 17 Dec 2014, 00:21

SaintedAunt wrote:
kylie_koyote wrote:I'm on board with that.

Er… I thought your favourite chap was Ginger ;)


Join the queue at the back, KK. This is RSG's treat for Biggles fans!

I'm not as nice as Tiff. He can talk to me about something other than how aircraft work. There are lots of things he's done that I'd find interesting. He can find a topic that we both have an interest in.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby kylie_koyote » 17 Dec 2014, 01:18

SaintedAunt wrote:
kylie_koyote wrote:I'm on board with that.

Er… I thought your favourite chap was Ginger ;)


That doesn't mean I'd turn down an afternoon hanging out with Biggles!
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby SopwithCamel » 17 Dec 2014, 03:27

Silent devotion? Is there such a thing? :shock:

But it's nice that we now know what to get the Biggles fans for Christmas: a nice Camel and a Bentley. Sorry we couldn't do Biggles. :lol:

Algy probably wouldn't mind people fangirling over him. In Black Peril it's mentioned that he's used to the stares of small boys (admiring his flying), and we know from the Bitmore story that he's got a bit of showmanship in him.
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Re: Christmas presents for the boys?

Postby tiffinata » 17 Dec 2014, 06:28

Kismet wrote:Join the queue at the back, KK. This is RSG's treat for Biggles fans!

I'm not as nice as Tiff. He can talk to me about something other than how aircraft work. There are lots of things he's done that I'd find interesting. He can find a topic that we both have an interest in.

Ah, but there is method in my madness, Kismet. Biggles likes to instruct and impart knowledge. :lol:
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