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Our very own countdown thread!

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Alan C.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1841 Post by Alan C. » July 15th, 2008, 8:20 pm

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Welcome home Fifie wifie :smile:
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1842 Post by kbell » July 16th, 2008, 10:31 pm

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OMG, Beki, how did you manage to miss the flight? And I hope you'll be back soon to tell us what you're doing Moonbeam. Is it work or pleasure?
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1843 Post by Moonbeam » July 17th, 2008, 10:29 am

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Both. I'd been planning to take a sabbatical for some time and when I got the chance to come over to do some work in Australia, I took the opportunity to extend my stay for a while and see a bit of the country.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1844 Post by lewist » July 18th, 2008, 3:42 am

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I'm home. North Carolina was very very relaxing. I am going to have to start the engines and do things other than eat out, read books and drink g&t. Mind you I found a really good lime squeezer that transforms the g&t with freshly squeezed lime juice in place of the sliver of lemon. It's a bit wersh but good. You do have to remember to buy limes, though. But the village shop always has the ingredients for the things the owners feel are staples of life, so they always have limes, gin, tonic...

But now it's back tae auld claiths & parritch... or tatties and saut, as my mother used to say when she had spent money on something or had been on holiday.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1845 Post by Maria Mac » July 18th, 2008, 11:37 am

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Welcome back, Lewis. I note with interest the time of your post. How's the jet lag? :D

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1846 Post by lewist » July 18th, 2008, 8:45 pm

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Sleep pattern is a bit goosed, Maria.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1847 Post by Bryn » July 18th, 2008, 11:53 pm

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Just think, Lewis, your holiday is all over and mine is yet to come! :D :dance:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1848 Post by kbell » July 19th, 2008, 12:38 pm

998,156 Mine too. :D

It's a long way off though. :sad:
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1849 Post by lewist » July 20th, 2008, 9:06 am

Morning all!
Bryn wrote:998,157
Just think, Lewis, your holiday is all over and mine is yet to come! :D :dance:
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Hey, Bryn! I don't grudge you it in the least. One of the best things about going on holiday is coming home again and I am happy to be home. I am heading south again this afternoon to see the children and help with painting my daughter's project, sorry, new house. They may get to move into it sometime soon, just as soon as the tradesmen have finished, which will be some indeterminate time after they have started, which is not yet.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1850 Post by DougS » July 21st, 2008, 1:26 pm

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Happy Monday everyone. I've just wasted a good part of mine bumping up threads in Club Soda. Duty done. Now I'm off. :exit:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1851 Post by Alan C. » July 21st, 2008, 11:35 pm

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Now I'm off.
D'you know.....................I thought I could smell something!
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1852 Post by Maria Mac » July 24th, 2008, 12:32 am

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I'm off too. It's the heat.

And I'm going to Germany to see Gurdur and Bud. Yay! :happyclappy:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1853 Post by Beki » July 24th, 2008, 1:29 pm

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Have a great time Maria!
OMG, Beki, how did you manage to miss the flight?
Hi Autumn! Answer - I am just a grade 1 numpty and read the landing time at Paris rather than the take-off time from Hong Kong.

I looked it up to see if I could claim anything on my Insurance, but apparently they don't cover Stupidity..... :sad:
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1854 Post by Alan C. » July 24th, 2008, 8:16 pm

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I am by no means a frequent flier, I did fly to Amsterdam around 10 years ago, to visit a cousin who was ill (It's true) I normally only fly between Shetland and Scotland,
Anyway...........I once missed my flight back from Edinburgh, (7.30pm the last flight) :smile: Due to my brand new hire car (Vauxhall Astra folks) breaking down, they simply put me on the first flight next morning, at no cost, is this a rare thing? Or is it custom and practice [maybe] on domestic flights? A genuine question as I really don't know.
I didn't even get an apology from the car hire company, let alone a refund.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1855 Post by lewist » July 24th, 2008, 9:49 pm

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Home again after four days emulsioning. Need a rest.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1856 Post by kbell » July 24th, 2008, 10:18 pm

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I think that's probably the exception rather than the rule, Alan.

Whereabouts in Germany, Maria?
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1857 Post by Alan C. » July 24th, 2008, 10:46 pm

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Lewis
Home again after four days emulsioning. Need a rest.
Is that a "proper" word? :smile:
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1858 Post by Maria Mac » July 25th, 2008, 8:46 am

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I'm in Cologne and it rocks!
Alan C. wrote:998,150
I once missed my flight back from Edinburgh, (7.30pm the last flight) :smile: Due to my brand new hire car (Vauxhall Astra folks) breaking down, they simply put me on the first flight next morning, at no cost, is this a rare thing? Or is it custom and practice [maybe] on domestic flights? A genuine question as I really don't know.
Due entirely to my own scattiness, I missed my first ever flight from Luton to Glasgow, where I was due to meet the then-Convenor, Alan Henness, who was to drive me up to Newtonmore for the HSS conference. I was tempted just to give up on the idea of going and just go home except that I had a crush on this Alan Henness bloke, whom I'd previously met at a BHA conference a few weeks earlier, and I wanted to see him again. Easyjet at Luton couldn't get me on a flight to anywhere in Scotland but they said that if I could get to East Midlands airport, there was a flight to Edinburgh I could transfer to for free.

The cost lay in the fact that, as my return flight was to Luton, that was where my car had to stay so I had to hire a car to drive to East Midlands airport and, once in Edinburgh, catch a train up to Newtonmore.

So that's what I did and it was well worth it. :love:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1859 Post by Alan H » July 25th, 2008, 8:48 am

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1860 Post by Beki » July 25th, 2008, 1:29 pm

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Awwwwwwwwwwwww :)
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#1861 Post by Alan C. » July 25th, 2008, 3:57 pm

Alan H wrote::love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
Alan was so taken with that story..................He forgot the number :smile:
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