December 2012 and January 2013 Good Egg Post - In memory of Al and Kezsmum

It is thanks to Shane’s idea that we post December and January Good Egg post results.

It is with a sad heart that we say good bye to 2 previous Good Egg award holders. Al and Kesmum will be sorely missed by all of us. In celebration of their time on the communities we have decided to choose two posts for December and January 

December’s Good egg post goes to Kezsmum for her post regarding a G.S Woodpecker

And January’s good egg post award goes to Al for his trip report of Oronsay

A special mention goes to Shane, Aiki and Sparrow, along with all forum members who shared this sad news and their thoughts of Al and Kezsmum.

Our thoughts go out to Al and Pip’s family and friends.

Warm Regards,


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  • In reply to doggie:

    So nice to see them both honoured in this way. Two wonderful characters who will be missed

    Of all creatures, man is the most detestable, he is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.
    ~ Mark Twain

  • In reply to Lolly_24:

    Thanks Tom and the mods for doing this tribute to two popular forumites who are sorely missed, my thoughts are also with their families.

    Regards Shane


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  • In reply to Shane:

    Thanks Shane for your input, and two well deserving resipiants of the good egg, both will be missed, syphathy to thier families.

    To each their own

  • In reply to nighthawk:

    Thank you Mods for this lovely tribute to two people who were, in real life, genuine good eggs. Thank you Shane for the idea.

    Cheers, Linda.

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  • In reply to Sparrow:

    Thanks all, I'm sure someone else would have come up with the idea if I hadn't, and thanks to Marianne and Linda for bringing the news of Pip's and Al's passing to the attention of us all.

    Regards Shane


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  • In reply to Shane:

    A fitting tribute to a couple of Good Eggs. Just a pity they can't read in what high esteem they were held - or perhaps they can.

    Well done Shane for suggesting this.



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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Wonderful, thanks all for making this happen.

    A very fitting tribute to 2 wonderful characters, both of which are sorely missed.

    Shane you need to take special credit, as your idea was the inspiration + to Marianne + Linda for sharing the sad news.

    Thoughts with family+ friends.

    'In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks'  John Muir.       

    Excuse wobbily dyslexic spelling!

  • In reply to osprey:

    A wonderful tribute and I can echo all the comments above......

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  • In reply to GrahamC:

    What sad news ... I don't post a lot in the main boards as much as I used to, but I do stalk and watch and read. A worthy idea.


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  • In reply to Ponty Cyclops:

    Nice to see forum members remembered like this after the great input they both had to the forum,nice one Mods.


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