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    my spog

    I am new to leatherwork and this was my first bag a spog is....well like a sporran. “Spog: a small leather bag at the front of a Feegle’s kilt, which covers whatever he presumably thinks needs to be hidden, and generally holds things like something he is halfway through eating, something he’d found that now therefore belongs to him, and whatever he was using as a handkerchief, which might not necessarily be dead”

    Excerpt From: Terry Pratchett. “The Shepherd's Crown.” iBooks.
    I prefer the description of a spog rather than a sporran it seems to be more in fitting with bushcraftClick image for larger version. 

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    hello,

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    That's a great spog, and love Mr. Pratchett's description... Funny!

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    Thanks Woody
    I shall miss Terry Pratchett for the laughter he brought into my life

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    Hello John, that's a great piece of leather work there you should be proud of it. I too am a great fan of Sir Terry's work and he will be missed by millions.

    I like Kidby's artwork as a tribute to Sir Terry.

    Sent via wood pigeon from the Devon woods.

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    i had not seen that before thanks for sharing.
    i used to live in Plymouth before moving to Canada, where are you located?

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    ^^^^^^^^ Woodbury, a small village about 6 miles north of Exmouth. You're welcome by the way. I think it's a nice tribute to a great author. When we either move back to the US or buy a house here I plan to print it out on good vellum stock and have it framed on the wall of den or man cave. My wife has promised me a room I can play round with.
    Sent via wood pigeon from the Devon woods.

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    Aaaaaaahhhhh!
    Woodbury Common i still have nightmares about that place LOL
    I did my Royal Marines training there
    Im ok now the medicine has kicked in.
    Where are you looking in the USA, hopefully on the east coast
    I do miss England but i have so much more here 33 acres could never have that there.

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    I think your mates still train here and on the moor. We're used to having Pumas and Sea Kings buzz the house. About a month maybe six weeks ago I was out back cooking some burgers on the Firebox when a loaded Sea King came over at zero feet, almost low enough to count the rivets. He buzzed the house two times and on the third pass I waved , not thinking anything of it. Well he must have done a 180 over the cricket ground and came back I looked up to see a gloved hand appear out the side and wave back.

    In the US we'll be looking in the St Louis area, that's where my wife is from. The only family she has left is her brother and well he's not getting any younger. We spent 5 years in North Carolina only an hour from the Blue Ridge mountains.
    Sent via wood pigeon from the Devon woods.

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    The training is still done at Lympstone.
    I was hoping that if you did move out this way, you would be close by so i would have someone to play with lol

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