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by Anura
12 Jan 2010, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Essential journeys"
Replies: 33
Views: 1376

Re: "Essential journeys"

I think the more specialized people are trained, the more difficult it is finding work locally. At times, when looking for jobs they have just had to find the job, and worry about getting there afterwards. In former years, there would be local works that employed all the community. Now such a lot of...
by Anura
9 Jan 2010, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 133
Views: 7924

Re: SNOW!

A lot of snow around here. I haven't attempted cycling as just getting out of our road is a big problem, it's compacted and like glass. I've got some mini-crampons which I attach to my walking boots so have been walking. Look at this snowman! I don't know how they managed to do it. A nice scene just...
by Anura
8 Jan 2010, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Naked cyclists warned for not wearing helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Naked cyclists warned for not wearing helmets

I also cringe when I see bare feet walking on rough ground/cobbles. I get that scared feeling at the pit of my stomach! Can't see why, when they're not my feet!
by Anura
1 Jan 2010, 6:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Naked cyclists warned for not wearing helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Naked cyclists warned for not wearing helmets

If they'd been wearing helmets they could have covered their bits with them!
by Anura
30 Dec 2009, 5:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pix from some recent walks
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Pix from some recent walks

Lovely, one of my favourite areas for walking and not that far from home either! That top road looked very icy?

I must admit, have just kept in apart from visiting Mum, during the snow and ice as our road was lethal to get out of being a cul de sac with hardly any traffic to get rid of it.
by Anura
30 Dec 2009, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: call me tight but...
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: call me tight but...

I had to put in a disk first.

Or rather, the Virgin (or NTL then) engineer did.
by Anura
30 Dec 2009, 5:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A feline problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: A feline problem

My last cat was called Mao and came from a lady who used to have a private sanctuary for cats. He became quite porky as we still felt sorry for him having been a stray. Eventually he was put on a vetinerary food from the vets, Hills, for crystals in the urine. He did lose weight. Mind you, he was ju...
by Anura
12 Dec 2009, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling in Literature
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Cycling in Literature

I did The History of Mr Polly for GCE 0 Level. I loved it and read it over and over again.
by Anura
8 Dec 2009, 4:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anne Mustoe - Obituary
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Anne Mustoe - Obituary

I was also so sad to hear the news about Anne Mustoe. I read her first book quite by chance, had never heard of it but found it in an obscure book shop. Since then I've obtained most of her books, a couple not yet read but will definitely try to buy the missing ones. (Mind you, Anne Mustoe used to b...
by Anura
7 Dec 2009, 7:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wishing it would just go away now, very fed up....
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: Wishing it would just go away now, very fed up....

Mary

I haven't been on this site for quite a while. I hope things really do sort themselves out for you soon.

Do you feel like reading at all? I've got some cycling travel books I could send for you if you do.

Best wishes.

Anne
by Anura
23 Nov 2009, 10:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Cars, huh! What is they good for? Absolutely....
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: "Cars, huh! What is they good for? Absolutely....

A car takes my almost 90 year old mother 25 miles to meet up with a crowd of cyclists, a place she wouldn't be able to get to without it.

It enables her to go a bit further afield than she would do otherwise as she doesn't cycle any more.
by Anura
10 Nov 2009, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Johnnie Helms.... updated
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Johnnie Helms.... updated

Yes, very sad, I did think of posting as it wasn't yet on this site but I really didn't want to post such bad news. I have known Johnnie Helms and his wife & daughter since I was a small child and a few years ago he gave me a box full of travel books that 'had to go'. I was so thrilled to have s...
by Anura
10 Nov 2009, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talking of Manx cat...
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Talking of Manx cat...

Hi Mary I've not been on here for ages so hadn't noticed your paucity of posts! It's funny, as I was just going to post something you might have been interested in but am not sure whether it's your thing or not, it's the Cheshire Cat 1010 (it's not an Audax I think Sportiv but I think they're fast!)...
by Anura
12 Oct 2009, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Josie Dew-cycling mum
Replies: 54
Views: 3305

Re: Josie Dew-cycling mum

Oh, righty ho! I can't even imagine going at that speed on a bike! As I said, I'm a wimp! I guess she knows how to handle the bike/trailer contraption. Think of it, is it any worse than Dervla Murphy taking her daughter Rachel to India when she was about 6 years old? They had some very hairy moments.
by Anura
12 Oct 2009, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grave's Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Grave's Disease

Mary

I've only just seen your posting & the replies. I hope things go well for you & you managed to cope with what you have to do to sort it.

Anne