Portobello Virtual Twinning

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Should we Twin?

Poll ended at 15 Mar 2005, 16:55

Yes: lets see if we can do it.
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Portobello Virtual Twinning

Postby Porty » 01 Mar 2005, 16:55

I have just been thinking that we should court another on-line community that represents a real community. Much in the same way that in real life Jarnac is twinned with Dalkeith. What do you think?

We could scour the net for a suitable toon and set about twinning. It could be a laugh and may have some real benefits too. I'm thinking somewhere hot or exotic, english speaking or english as second language like ourselves. I would like a Spanish place or even English. What about you?

Lets get a plan.
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Postby wangi » 01 Mar 2005, 17:00

Interesting idea!

Out of interest, can anyone (off the top of their head) remember who Musselburgh is twinned with in France? There's that sign as you come in Musselburgh Rd...
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Postby Porty » 01 Mar 2005, 17:07

Is it Champagne or summit?
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Postby teddygirl » 01 Mar 2005, 17:17

I think it might be Champigny-Sur-Marne.
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Postby bearcub » 01 Mar 2005, 17:17

All for it, and if we can get some town in the Caribbean to twin with I wouldn't mind being an ambassador :wink:
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Postby Porty » 01 Mar 2005, 17:21

teddygirl wrote:I think it might be Champigny-Sur-Marne.


And you will be right no doubt. :roll: :roll: :roll: :D
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Postby teddygirl » 01 Mar 2005, 17:44

Well I used to work in Musselburgh and have passed the sign often enough but if you haven't seen it for a while you have a few doubts :?
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Postby teddygirl » 01 Mar 2005, 18:07

Don't remember the Rosignano one, that must be a later twinning methinks.
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Postby Porty » 01 Mar 2005, 18:08

teddygirl wrote:Well I used to work in Musselburgh and have passed the sign often enough but if you haven't seen it for a while you have a few doubts :?


I had faith in you TG.

Wangi, that is a superb link.
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 01 Mar 2005, 18:41

Porty wrote:Is it Champagne or summit?


Pomagne more like! :lol:

One of the aims of the Community Development Plan is to twin with other Portobellos. There is one in NZ I believe. I'm off to do some googling.
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 01 Mar 2005, 18:48

Shall we arrange some exchanges?

Portobello, New Zealand

I just emailed the webmaster, so let's see if we get a response.
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Postby mr magnolia » 01 Mar 2005, 19:01

Bob Jefferson wrote:
Porty wrote:Is it Champagne or summit?


Pomagne more like! :lol:

One of the aims of the Community Development Plan is to twin with other Portobellos. There is one in NZ I believe. I'm off to do some googling.


I've heard about one in London. Perhaps we could meet and discuss congestion charging.

Good idea, Porty!
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Postby foxy » 01 Mar 2005, 19:50

Brilliant idea Porty.. I also love the idea of contacting other Portobellos (not mushrooms though) :D
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Postby CatzVP » 01 Mar 2005, 20:28

foxy wrote:Brilliant idea Porty.. I also love the idea of contacting other Portobellos (not mushrooms though) :D
I dont know, it might be a laugh Foxy ...Mushrooms are fun guys :lol:
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Postby Porty » 01 Mar 2005, 20:40

CatzVP wrote:
foxy wrote:Brilliant idea Porty.. I also love the idea of contacting other Portobellos (not mushrooms though) :D
I dont know, it might be a laugh Foxy ...Mushrooms are fun guys :lol:


Catz where do you live exactly, just so we can take it off the list. :lol:

What about a Canadian Town?
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Postby foxy » 01 Mar 2005, 20:59

CatzVP wrote:.Mushrooms are fun guys :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby mr magnolia » 01 Mar 2005, 21:54

BBC are promoting school twinning at the minute...
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Postby wangi » 01 Mar 2005, 22:27

Bob Jefferson wrote:Portobello, New Zealand
I just emailed the webmaster, so let's see if we get a response.

I'm sure one of the five people in the tiny village will reply! :lol:

Will have to arrange a detour there later this year.
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 01 Mar 2005, 22:38

And he just has! The power of the world wide web never ceases to amaze me:

Hi Bob,

Shaun from Silverlea Cottages forwarded your email to me.

Portobello is a small community of about 300 on the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand. Dunedin is often referred to as the Edinburgh of the south and has a strong Scottish heritage. Hence our little village being called Portobello. There is a statue of Robbie Burns in the centre of Dunedin : http://www.cityofdunedin.com/city/?page ... on_history.

I am chairperson of our local community organisation (Portobello Community Incorporated) and Shaun is also on the Committee. We have a wee website at:

www.inzight.co.nz/portobello/

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Postby Dadaist » 01 Mar 2005, 23:45

That place looks just about perfect. If only they had a forum - perhaps we can bring them up to speed?

Virtual Twinning - what a corker of an idea. Nice one Porty.
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Postby mr magnolia » 02 Mar 2005, 00:35

I see there are committee places vacant.

Do you think they would pay expenses for attendance?

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Postby Poppy » 02 Mar 2005, 07:55

El Presidente and Mr Lizzie are talking about paying them a visit in June when they are across for the Lions tour! :roll:
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Postby ecm » 02 Mar 2005, 08:08

Why don't we ask Jamesie all about it seeing as how he's already visited?


http://roundtheworldtrip.org.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=9&page=15
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Postby DG » 02 Mar 2005, 10:08

This is a great idea, Porty! It would be great to twin with other Portobello's.

DG :D
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Postby Poppy » 02 Mar 2005, 10:23

Why don't we ask Jamesie all about it seeing as how he's already visited?


Come to think of it, was there not an article about this in the Reporter a year or so ago?
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Postby Porty » 02 Mar 2005, 10:52

This is spooky!! :D I think its worth pursuing it with the the NZ Portobello posse. What's next?
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Postby wangi » 02 Mar 2005, 11:02

Only thing is... well aint it a bit small? And they don't have a "virtual presence"....
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Postby Porty » 02 Mar 2005, 11:09

I guess it is small but it does have an alluring name. :D
We could make it a baby twin and look for another.

The fact that we have a member that has been there makes it more tangible, don't you think?

Don't know what Bob said to the guy,not sure he got the idea.
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Postby wangi » 02 Mar 2005, 11:20

Well there is also one in Panama... ;)

Anyway, Portobello Township is now on my "to see" list in NZ.

And completely unrelated - do you know that one of the forum members has their full name printed on maps of the world. Weird stuff.
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Postby Porty » 02 Mar 2005, 15:58

Having had a brief look. I think we will struggle to find a Twin with a Forum as busy as ours.
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Postby foxy » 02 Mar 2005, 18:50

wangi wrote:And completely unrelated - do you know that one of the forum members has their full name printed on maps of the world. Weird stuff.


Our forum members? What does it mean Wangi? :?
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Postby wangi » 02 Mar 2005, 22:01

foxy wrote:
wangi wrote:And completely unrelated - do you know that one of the forum members has their full name printed on maps of the world. Weird stuff.


Our forum members? What does it mean Wangi? :?

Yup, one of our top-ten. I'm sure they must know :)

It's weird, that's all the meaning I can work out.
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Postby foxy » 02 Mar 2005, 22:59

wangi wrote:Yup, one of our top-ten. I'm sure they must know :)

It's weird, that's all the meaning I can work out.


mmm...I sense a puzzle :? is it an anagram :? TG...help its a map thing!
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Postby teddygirl » 02 Mar 2005, 23:10

Can't help you with this one,Foxy,I'm afraid.......not my kind of "map thing" :?
I'm as puzzled as you :scratch:
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