Margaret Wilson, RIP

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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by anniexf » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:26 am

It's by Enya, I've got a CD of hers with that track. Love her music - moody & evocative. :)

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Post by Fjgrogan » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:21 pm

Me too. Has it also been recorded by Clannad? i have been playing Clannad CDs all weekend - until my player died under the strain - and I suspect it was one of the tracks on there, hiding behind an Irish title, but I cannot now replay them to check.
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by anniexf » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:00 pm

No, I don't think Clannad ever recorded it - at least, not according to Wikipedia, where there's a list of people who have. My CD is "Paint the Sky with Stars", released in 1997 - heavens, how young I was then! :lol:

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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by mvgrogan » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:14 pm

She sang with Clannad but the big hit version was her solo.... Mum - you bought me the Album (vinyl NOT CD!!) - that's how old we are! Watermark 1988.
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Fjgrogan » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:32 pm

I knew I associated it with Clannad for some reason!
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Angela Woodford » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:21 am

Really strange.

I woke this morning thinking of Miss Wilson drawing the ox-bow lake on the blackboard, and myself reproducing it with appropriately coloured Geogo Room pencils.

Then I thought - why are they called ox-bow lakes?

Maybe Miss Wilson explained that er... when the u-shaped body of water is formed when a wide meander from a mature main river cuts off to form a lake, it's shaped like a piece of an oxen's harness. Of course! Perhaps I never took that bit in.

Thank you Wikipedia, and for telling me that an ox-bow lake is a billabong in Australia! (Duh!)

Goodness, I really enjoyed those physical geography sessions! :D
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by su523 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:45 pm

Munch/Angela
I was looking at a book of photographs of natural phenomena - 'Patterns of the Earth' - last week and on seeing photos of ox-bow lakes, Miss Wilson's teaching flooded back to me and I gave myself a little talk on meanders and how they form ox-bows. Very satisfying!

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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:20 pm

Billabongs! So much more romantic than ox-box lakes.

Now, who knows that name of The Jolly Swagman (who went a'waltzing with his Matilda))?

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Post by Angela Woodford » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:04 pm

I don't, Caroline! It can't be the name of the bloke who wrote the song, can it? Tell!

I was chatting the other day with my dear friend Deirdre (Hobbs) who revealed that Miss Wilson had once berated her with

"A fact in every sentence!
A fact in every sentence!!
[b]A fact in every sentence!!![/b

and it reminded me... of course! A literary precedent - it's Mr Gradgrind in Charles Dickens' Hard Times! An awful Utilitarian, of principles not beloved of Dickens - but then he didn't have to cope with Miss Wilson and Geography 'O'level.

Did Miss Wilson ever loosen up a bit with her Geography 'A' level girls? Experiences, anecdotes, wisdom?
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by midget » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:36 pm

icomefromalanddownunder wrote: Now, who knows that name of The Jolly Swagman (who went a'waltzing with his Matilda))?

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Post by sejintenej » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:19 pm

midget wrote:
icomefromalanddownunder wrote: Now, who knows that name of The Jolly Swagman (who went a'waltzing with his Matilda))?

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ANDY!

Andy sang as he watched.............
OOOOOOOOOOOH!!! You are in soooo much trouble for that........... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You know he has to be a Bruce - he's Australian

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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:26 pm

And the Jolly Jumbuck Award of 2011 goes to ....................................

Midget

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by kerrensimmonds » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:27 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by midget » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:39 pm

I cheated! I had seen that question before.
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Angela Woodford » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:44 am

su523 wrote:I was looking at a book of photographs of natural phenomena... flooded back to me...
Excellent, Su! :lol:
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