Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life Volume 38

Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life Volume 38

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slopes

34,612 posts

164 months

Saturday 14th May
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Bobberoo said:
It's funny, we've only been abroad a couple of times, despite my mum living in Spain, I enjoy travelling abroad but the idea of being stuck in a hotel with nothing but a beach/pool doesn't interest us in the least!!!
Same for us to an extent, this last week away in the Trivgarve was all just about doing nothing after a busy long year last year and so far this year.
But for our once in a lifetime trip, then we want to do stuff so we aren't just sitting around doing nothing for 10 days.
It just so happens they have a rum distillery tour operates from the hotel.....not that I would be interested you understand whistle

Magooagain

7,521 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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slopes said:
Bobberoo said:
It's funny, we've only been abroad a couple of times, despite my mum living in Spain, I enjoy travelling abroad but the idea of being stuck in a hotel with nothing but a beach/pool doesn't interest us in the least!!!
Same for us to an extent, this last week away in the Trivgarve was all just about doing nothing after a busy long year last year and so far this year.
But for our once in a lifetime trip, then we want to do stuff so we aren't just sitting around doing nothing for 10 days.
It just so happens they have a rum distillery tour operates from the hotel.....not that I would be interested you understand whistle
From expierience the Maldives has plenty to do if you want to do stuff. Night time line fishing is right up there for a great time. Pulling out Barracuda and snapper etc along side people from all over the world in one smallish boat at night. Then back to cook it etc. plenty of sports to do and of course snorkeling and diving.
Still loads of time for the great island life and the fantastic cuisine served up every night. What's not to like.
You don't have to be sociable all the time or at any time.

slopes

34,612 posts

164 months

Saturday 14th May
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Magooagain said:
slopes said:
Bobberoo said:
It's funny, we've only been abroad a couple of times, despite my mum living in Spain, I enjoy travelling abroad but the idea of being stuck in a hotel with nothing but a beach/pool doesn't interest us in the least!!!
Same for us to an extent, this last week away in the Trivgarve was all just about doing nothing after a busy long year last year and so far this year.
But for our once in a lifetime trip, then we want to do stuff so we aren't just sitting around doing nothing for 10 days.
It just so happens they have a rum distillery tour operates from the hotel.....not that I would be interested you understand whistle
From expierience the Maldives has plenty to do if you want to do stuff. Night time line fishing is right up there for a great time. Pulling out Barracuda and snapper etc along side people from all over the world in one smallish boat at night. Then back to cook it etc. plenty of sports to do and of course snorkeling and diving.
Still loads of time for the great island life and the fantastic cuisine served up every night. What's not to like.
You don't have to be sociable all the time or at any time.
Lady Slopes is disabled so, she is limited to what she can do and quite frankly, the idea of fishing on a holiday is not for me.

Bobberoo

29,508 posts

75 months

Saturday 14th May
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Neither of us are fishing fans either, we both love to be able to walk around villages, castles, historic places, grounds etc!!

pequod

4,506 posts

115 months

Saturday 14th May
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Evemorn all! wavey

I have been watching that there football Cup compo final today. Stood for the National Anthem and all. Wonderful tradition, and no mistake.

Red won, which I would generally bet on the wheel of Roulette!

Had a winner at Newbury too, which is nice. Quids in again, so can eat/heat/meat for the forthcoming week...

Despite that, I have been wondering where the leader of the gang has disappeared to? Has he won the Euromillions, and is elevated to 'superstar' status and is plotting a takeover of a minor State?

Or, is locked behind the Vol 39 doors with the reserve supply of Eau de Vie?

shoutGLENNERS

DickyC

42,075 posts

175 months

Saturday 14th May
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Holiday flights and airports can ruin a holiday for me. Scuzzy people being scuzzy.

Our favourite is a destination like a nice hotel or villa and make the drive to and fro part of the holiday. It works more often than it fails. The pre-motorway main roads sure lar conty nong were lovely and can still be lovely but with the nice wayside cafes and restaurants fewer and further between.

Ferry or tunnel and you're away. Old fashioned but good.

smile

slopes

34,612 posts

164 months

Saturday 14th May
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DickyC said:
Holiday flights and airports can ruin a holiday for me. Scuzzy people being scuzzy.

Our favourite is a destination like a nice hotel or villa and make the drive to and fro part of the holiday. It works more often than it fails. The pre-motorway main roads sure lar conty nong were lovely and can still be lovely but with the nice wayside cafes and restaurants fewer and further between.

Ferry or tunnel and you're away. Old fashioned but good.

smile
This last one was the worst experience i've had, massive queues at check in outbound and flight delayed by 3 hours inbound. But because she is disabled, we always get extra leg room and do special assistance so get whizzed through passport control and customs etc


shoutGlenners!!

Edited by slopes on Saturday 14th May 20:52

Magooagain

7,521 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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Bobberoo said:
Neither of us are fishing fans either, we both love to be able to walk around villages, castles, historic places, grounds etc!!
Far king hell! It was just an idea of what fun can be had on a so called beach/ island holiday! There's loads to do including culture of various kinds.
Try a search on Kandy for a bit of visiting of churches etc!
Jesus!

Bobberoo

29,508 posts

75 months

Saturday 14th May
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Well, we think we've got next year sorted, leaving Friday straight from work stopping at Stafford services for the night, on to Beauly outside of Inverness for the Saturday night, 516 miles doing the NC500 over five nights, the last stop on the actual route will be Golspie before heading all the way down the A9 to Edinburgh for two nights, and then a night in Kendal as we head home!!!

pequod

4,506 posts

115 months

Saturday 14th May
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Maldives is a massive disappointment these days. Trust me, for the older generation this isn't a place to spend a fortnight.

Now, Skegness is on the up, and has all the same attractions as them there Mall Dives plus/minus all the hassle to get there, and the money saved can be used to fund another return to Corn/Dev/Dorsetshire for more fun with cheese, and other stuff!

slopes

34,612 posts

164 months

Saturday 14th May
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pequod said:
Maldives is a massive disappointment these days. Trust me, for the older generation this isn't a place to spend a fortnight.

Now, Skegness is on the up, and has all the same attractions as them there Mall Dives plus/minus all the hassle to get there, and the money saved can be used to fund another return to Corn/Dev/Dorsetshire for more fun with cheese, and other stuff!
I'd rather spend a fortnight fishing with that jumped up Thom Yorke than go to Skegvegas for any length of time.

Just for the record, i have nothing against fishing but it isn't for me. I can understand spending the day sat doing nowt but i'd rather read a book.


Magooagain

7,521 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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pequod said:
Maldives is a massive disappointment these days. Trust me, for the older generation this isn't a place to spend a fortnight.

Now, Skegness is on the up, and has all the same attractions as them there Mall Dives plus/minus all the hassle to get there, and the money saved can be used to fund another return to Corn/Dev/Dorsetshire for more fun with cheese, and other stuff!
Excellent! I do love a bit of satire.

pequod

4,506 posts

115 months

Saturday 14th May
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Magooagain said:
pequod said:
Maldives is a massive disappointment these days. Trust me, for the older generation this isn't a place to spend a fortnight.

Now, Skegness is on the up, and has all the same attractions as them there Mall Dives plus/minus all the hassle to get there, and the money saved can be used to fund another return to Corn/Dev/Dorsetshire for more fun with cheese, and other stuff!
Excellent! I do love a bit of satire.
yeshehe

We do miss glenrobbo's cunning wit, and no mistake!

I try my best...

Magooagain

7,521 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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42,0008 posts have passed us by without a murmer from our Dick! Congratulotions.

pequod

4,506 posts

115 months

Saturday 14th May
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Is Dicky attending the annual caterwauling competition?

Bobberoo

29,508 posts

75 months

Saturday 14th May
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Magooagain said:
42,0008 posts have passed us by without a murmer from our Dick! Congratulotions.
How did we miss that?!??!?! woohooclappartybeer Congratumalations your Dickyness!!!!

DickyC

42,075 posts

175 months

Saturday 14th May
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We should have a get together at Clean Dicks.

It's like Dirty Dicks. But cleaner.

DickyC

42,075 posts

175 months

Saturday 14th May
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I may have yet another attempt at retiring from PH but this time at a really nice round 50,000 posts.

Plenty of time.

Bobberoo

29,508 posts

75 months

Saturday 14th May
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DickyC said:
I may have yet another attempt at retiring from PH but this time at a really nice round 50,000 posts.

Plenty of time.
NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

glenrobbo

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29,414 posts

127 months

Saturday 14th May
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Yay! Glenrobbo is back online! bouncebouncebounce

I suffered total comms failure and consequently got trapped in Vol 39 with no escape.yikes
It was no fun staring into the abyss of moderated oblivion after being summarily removed. frown

Today I finally managed to get a new phone at last, and the nice young chap at the phone shop was able to retrieve my contacts. The main problem was apps failing because the memory was completely full.
The guy was a master of the black art of mobile telecommunications and transferred the important stuff from my Sony to this new Samsung device

I now have over 220 WhatsApps to wade through, and a lot of catching up on TT.
Sorry to have caused concern, but there was no way of contacting people.
My phone had been buggering about for a while, often freezing, and the keyboard and touchscreen wouldn't respond, then it all went blank.
The bloody thing kept ringing, but I had no idea who was calling, and couldn't respond anyway.
.Yes, I kept turning it off and back on again, many times, but to no avail.

I tried to get it sorted on Thursday but they were understaffed and too busy and I had to give up waiting to go & collect granddaughter from nursery

I hope this will put everyone at ease, sorry to have caused any concern

Thanks to everyone for caring. bow

Now I'll have to familiarise myself with the different aspects of this new thing. type