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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 00:53
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Originally Posted by Chronus View Post
Certainly would, any chance its sweet irresistible aroma will still be there tomorrow.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

Possibility of a second visit next week, I'm angling for a change of destination - Oxford perhaps, never been there other than the outskirts.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 07:44
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Lovely pup, RbG ... he? she? And does New Pup have a name? I must admit I've never tried nailing jelly to the ceiling ... what flavour should be used please?
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 08:18
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

Possibility of a second visit next week, I'm angling for a change of destination - Oxford perhaps, never been there other than the outskirts.
Have you ever been to Hastings? Hastings Old Town was voted best urban walk in the UK last year by a Rambles Association. Good pubs, excellent fish n chips and fresh sea air. PM me if you need a guide.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 08:20
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If you thunk one pair of doggy eyes can reduce any human to a powerless to resist state, we is attending this event for the next couple of days.....about 1000 sets of doggy eyes are expected......that's an awful lot of emotional blackmail to contend with !.....

https://doodlefestuk.com/
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 09:25
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Yep, been to Hastings and it is another of my alternate suggestions for the day. Another benefit would be not having to travel through the cesspit that is the tube...
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 09:37
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Hi Bluey, his name is Aymer. As K&C said, 'resistance is useless' when he does his tiny-puppy-huge-eyes thing. I like to think the FSL would have approved of him.

Re nailing jelly to the ceiling, lemon flavour leaves fewer marks but blackcurrant suffers less from liquefaction after repeated hammer blows.

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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 09:44
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[Sentiment]Aw, cute! [/sentiment]

Is that blue thing his tongue? Like a chameleon...
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 09:56
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It was a 'chew resistant' puppy lead, Treadi, which has gone to meet its maker after two days. Note to self: there is no such thing as a chew resistant lead, apart from something that might tether the Titanic.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 09:56
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
[Sentiment]Aw, cute! [/sentiment]

Is that blue thing his tongue? Like a chameleon...
You've been living in Croyden far tooooooooo long when you pose such a question ........
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 10:24
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Thou never spake a truer word Krystal... to paraphrase the late Rutger Hauer, "time to move!"
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 19:42
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

Possibility of a second visit next week, I'm angling for a change of destination - Oxford perhaps, never been there other than the outskirts.

In that case how about Anglesey. I have had enough of leaving my wallet behind there in Oxford, back in the days when my son was an undegrad there.

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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 22:09
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Originally Posted by Chronus View Post
In that case how about Anglesey. I have had enough of leaving my wallet behind there in Oxford, back in the days when my son was an undegrad there.
Anglesey a bit far for a day out; looks like it will be Oxford, 7 squid each way. If I find your wallet, I'll claim a round as a finder's fee. I have a feeling that pubs in oxford are slightly more expensive than either Hastings or Margate. No cow sh!t Sherlock...7 squid each way? Gottagetta Paddington first....
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 20:27
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Anglesey a bit far for a day out; looks like it will be Oxford, 7 squid each way. If I find your wallet, I'll claim a round as a finder's fee. I have a feeling that pubs in oxford are slightly more expensive than either Hastings or Margate. No cow sh!t Sherlock...7 squid each way? Gottagetta Paddington first....
Thanks Tread for the kind offer which I would reciprocate with the suggestion of Cowes where there are plenty cowes but strange enough, hardly any cow shit.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 21:37
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As some here might already know, I was born and grew up in Cowes Isle of Wight. At certain times and tides there would be a pungent smell of seaweed which might be similar to those experienced at Margate by treadie.

Just a few miles from Margate is the town of Ramsgate which is a little less "Kiss me Quick" than Margate. I have a tale to tell of an experience in Ramsgate which I am in two minds of which to tell.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 22:32
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Off to Cowes and the IOW in general in October.

I did actually think it was iodine when I got off the train at Margate which I think would be to do with seaweed or something but once in the town centre it was definitely more effluentish; one of the pub landlords said it was slurry and the wind was out of the south. I was all for blaming the Continent... or the incontinent. Broadstairs is much nicer too; I think we deserve to hear your Ramsgate tale, hifly.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 12:02
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A tough tour. The APU crapped itself and so 3 days of begging for GPUs and ASUs. Nearly worked perfectly until the ASU in Toulon blew up. Great. French Navy saved the day.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 17:39
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My Ramsgate story will live up to the title of this thread, hence my slight reluctance to post it, but here goes.
The relationship I was having with Kathy was getting a little patchy, so she went to her parents for a few days. Kathy had a couple of friends, Clare, her flat mate and Anne, an ex colleague. Although Anne and Clare knew each other they didn't socialise together. Still with me?

Friday evening I happened to bump into Clare and we went for a drink. Both at a loose end for the weekend we agreed to meet Saturday for a day out, thinking somewhere localish in London.
Come sunny summer Saturday Clare suggested we get out of London, so we jumped in my car and headed for Ramsgate. After a couple of stops en route we arrive there mid afternoon. A sit on the beach, a walk on the prom and a mosey around town took us to early evening. Can't remember who suggested that we stay for the night but we checked into a hotel.

Earlier, we'd identified a promising looking restaurant for dinner. We wandered down there but it was busy, no available table so we sat at the bar with an aperitif while we waited for a table.
Then I heard a familiar voice behind me, I swing round and there is Anne with a man who isn't her boyfriend or her brother.
Red faces all round. "Hi Anne." I said, resisting the urge to ask, "What are you doing here?" Anne, somewhat flustered said, "It looks busy here, we'll try somewhere else." and made a hasty exit with man in tow.

Clare and I spent the rest of the evening with bemused expressions and getting sloshed. The incident was never recounted, except by me here.

There, I warned you it would be a boring story.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 20:43
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Another week or so and we will all have news of the best of holiday destinations in the UK, guaranteed not to disappoint the anorak-green welly-rambling afficionado brigades with an iron clad money back guarantee if it fails not to hiss it down on them at any time and they have to endure the agony of watching their socks drying in the sun rather than on their agas in their beamed kitchens and are denied the pleasures of breathing the stench of their wringing wet labradoodles in their volvos to the steady rythm of the hum of the windscreen demister.
Memories are made of this.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 11:51
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The "C" word is bad enough this early in the year, however, last night it got worse.........the tele showed an advert for ?......the "O" word for this time next year !

And why is one getting adverts suggesting one retires to Columbia.... !
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 20:29
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
The "C" word is bad enough this early in the year, however, last night it got worse.........the tele showed an advert for ?......the "O" word for this time next year !

And why is one getting adverts suggesting one retires to Columbia.... !
Could reason be that all our time share touts are moving out of Spain to Columbia ahead of the great exodus after 31 October and wait for the shoal of pink fish to land there. They will be tempted with such gourmet dishes as cockroach sized big-butt ants known as " hormigas culonas" and when they return back to these shores they will open specialist gourmet restaurants serving ant pizzas and dry roasted ants in peanut size packets for us to munch whilst watching the box instead of crisps. They might even be backed by the Dragons so long as they can also do a tune with one of these South American nose flutes.
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