A positive thread

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Oct 2019, 10:10am

At last the weather is getting better for cycling, cool and drizzly
Got up early to cycle to church Sunday, had to eat most of my sandwiches on the way home

Hoping to do a metric century soon :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 1 Oct 2019, 11:02am

brynpoeth wrote:At last the weather is getting better for cycling, cool and drizzly
Got up early to cycle to church Sunday, had to eat most of my sandwiches on the way home

Hoping to do a metric century soon :wink:

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Oct 2019, 11:44am

No, unfortunately, but I do come from the Top of Wales, forgot to mention, the rain rather resembled sleet, even slushy snow
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Pastychomper » 1 Oct 2019, 1:00pm

brynpoeth wrote:No, unfortunately, but I do come from the Top of Wales, forgot to mention, the rain rather resembled sleet, even slushy snow


Is that the top as in the top of the map (ie north, or possibly east), the highest elevation (Snowdon), or the capital? (Not trying to imply that everyone in Cardiff is high, of course. :lol:)
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Oct 2019, 1:03pm

Pastychomper wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:No, unfortunately, but I do come from the Top of Wales, forgot to mention, the rain rather resembled sleet, even slushy snow


Is that the top as in the top of the map (ie north, or possibly east), the highest elevation (Snowdon), or the capital? (Not trying to imply that everyone in Cardiff is high, of course. :lol:)

The top on the map of course, the top is usually best, of Scotland, Germany, but Australia? :?
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Pastychomper » 1 Oct 2019, 1:17pm

brynpoeth wrote:The top on the map of course, the top is usually best, of Scotland, Germany, but Australia? :?


Certainly true of Scotland and Cornwall, I suppose it makes sense to extrapolate it to other countries. :mrgreen:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 1 Oct 2019, 1:37pm

Pastychomper wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:The top on the map of course, the top is usually best, of Scotland, Germany, but Australia? :?


Certainly true of Scotland and Cornwall, I suppose it makes sense to extrapolate it to other countries. :mrgreen:

England?

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Pastychomper » 1 Oct 2019, 4:04pm

England does have a most excellent North, but with ancestry firmly in the Deep South I couldn't possibly comment further. 8)
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Oct 2019, 5:17pm

The Grauniad reports that a pub in Ambridgeshire organised a Nigel Party, hundreds of Nigels attended
In 2016 not a single baby was christened Nigel in the UK, last year there were 20
Sadly no Nigellas attended the party

There were hordes of Nigels around when I was at school, XTC even released a song, 'Making Plans for Nigel' :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby John1054 » 6 Oct 2019, 9:44pm

3 good things on the Isle of Wight:-
1) seeing the staff at Morrisons present a large bunch of flowers to a gentleman who's wife was taken away by ambulance;
2) being given very adequate passing room and respect by all of the motorists who overtook me whilst cycling to and from the supermarket from our camp site;
3) watching a juvenile sea eagle fly over us this afternoon.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 9 Oct 2019, 10:50am

Just cooked the first sprouts of the winter

I put them aside for later, but I couldnae resist snaffling a couple while no-one was looking :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Oldjohnw » 9 Oct 2019, 3:32pm

6 mile hill walk today. Saw two feral goats only 30 feet away. 35mph wind on the top.

Home again thoroughly invigorated.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Paulatic » 9 Oct 2019, 3:38pm

Oldjohnw wrote:6 mile hill walk today. Saw two feral goats only 30 feet away. 35mph wind on the top.

Home again thoroughly invigorated.

If the wind had been in the right direction then I’m sure you’d have smelt them before 30 feet. :D
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 11 Oct 2019, 8:38pm

I was in a queue at the food store waiting to pay
The customer in front tried to pay by card, but the machine refused
I could sense him getting nervous, so I thought quickly
..
'Obviously there is too much money in your account!' I quipped
The cashier chortled, the customer laughed and paid cash :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby IvonRac » 23 Oct 2019, 7:49am

Not long back from an hours ride, life can be very cool 8)