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Post by Dunckel » 5 days ago

Also, I am a driver, they are traffic
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LowlifeDes wrote:
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You need a coin or something for scale
It's baaaaack 🎶 (or it's friend)

50p for scale. It's big, right? I mean, not compared to a proper spider, but compared to the wimpy things you have here
not for Lullabelle
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Edit: It's on the move!

This is it on top of the radiator. Yes, I have lavender bags I purchased under duress from a neighbour on top of my radiator: and so?
more spider!
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Post by Dunckel » 5 days ago

Oia didn't disappoint utterly mad and magnificent.
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I have just watched, on YouTube, "Run Forever", a documentary about Nicky Spinks setting a new record for the Double Bob Graham Round a couple of years ago (well, she's only the second person ever to do it, so there was a pretty good chance she'd set the record...)

I had tears streaming down my face from about 5 minutes in and still do. I am clearly an incurable emotional softy and Nicky Spinks is my new all-time absolute hero :) .
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JohnToo wrote:
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I have just watched, on YouTube, "Run Forever", a documentary about Nicky Spinks setting a new record for the Double Bob Graham Round a couple of years ago (well, she's only the second person ever to do it, so there was a pretty good chance she'd set the record...)

I had tears streaming down my face from about 5 minutes in and still do. I am clearly an incurable emotional softy and Nicky Spinks is my new all-time absolute hero :) .
I like stuff like that, will look it up, ta.

No doubt you've read this too?....



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Post by JohnToo » 4 days ago

Double triple recommended!

I think his opening chapter, with its litany of fellrunning legends he reminds himself of to keep himself going ("Helene Diamantides leaving a bunch of snivelling paratroopers in her wake"), is some of the most evocative writing about the outdoors ever.
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Army patrolling with police at Liverpool Street Station. Did Boris declare martial law after getting a kicking from the Court of Session?

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If he did the news didn't reach Marylebone.

Red beret means military police, either being shown how to do the job properly by a real police officer or expecting a bunch of pissed-up squaddies to create trouble on their way back to Essex.

Austerity means there aren't enough soldiers to declare martial law successfully.
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Post by Dunckel » 3 days ago

The taxi to the airport will be here soon. I will miss this tree, so confident and what a show off.
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Post by Joan » 3 days ago

Winter will come, and then we will see who is still confident when they are just branches.

Lovely weather there, I see.

(how is there no envy emoji?)
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Dunckel wrote:
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The taxi to the airport will be here soon. I will miss this tree, so confident and what a show off.

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Just to be pedantic... what is pictured is not strictly speaking a tree - it's a climber.

Are we going to get any photos of the white trousers? :-*
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Regulator wrote:
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Just to be pedantic... what is pictured is not strictly speaking a tree - it's a climber.

Are we going to get any photos of the white trousers? :-*
If you are going to pick me up on my plant identification then you don't deserve any photos of my trousers.

BTW as a much travelled man, have you done Santorini? They do a nice line in Catholic churches.
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 3 days ago

Dunckel wrote:
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They do a nice line in Catholic churches.
I hope they are churches and not chapels or even cathedrals, not to be pedantic of course ;)


@Joan when you're sorting out the envy emoji could we have a whistle smilie please?
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Post by Joan » 3 days ago

There is a standard whistle emoji, but it looks like a smooch 😗

How about being nonchalant 💅
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 3 days ago

I've never really associated nonchalance with playing the xylophone.
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