No further news on the nobirds Honey Buzzard but yet another email from Turkey!!
Dear Mr Derek ... Bout Ye! What a coincidence!! A Honey Buzzard near Downpatrick on the same tday that I took delivery of several crates of fine HB Ale for the bar at the rear of my barber shop. I am progressing at 'a hell of a lick' with the TUFL ( Teaching Ulster as a Foreign Language ) Course. Today I had three 'boys' from East Belfast in ' the shap' for some nostril and ear-hair trims. One had so much nasal hair that it caught fire when I applied the burning taper and he yelled ' are ye trying to singe me effin sinuses?' One of the 'boys' was wearing a King Billy T shirt. King Billy was sitting on a fine white horse. I asked them what was his horse called and they all fell about laughing when one of the said " Belle ... cos when it came out a the Boyne it was wringin' " I am not quite understanding the Ulster humour yet.
But they gave me a tip for next July. They have told me to go to "Barney Eastwoods"
and put 50quid on King James to win the Sham Fight, as the Papal C is due a wan! Yrs Halis Olgun
(special thanks to Stephen Maxwell)