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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1185 on: December 04, 2018, 06:24:32 pm »
Herd of donkeys, that's original. I often see flocks of wild turkeys around my area, on several occasions a group have walked through my yard. Turkeys have made a big comeback even in eastern Massachusetts. I've also seen coyotes locally and will often see deer or their tracks in my yard at night.

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« Reply #1186 on: February 24, 2019, 03:17:39 pm »
Well I'm glad this Winter is nearly over, because I've hardly gone anywhere on the bike these last three months.

Yesterday I went up onto the downs to the Wiltshire border to see what condition were like and when the byways would be dry enough to use.

Turns out that trip of just 9 minutes of latitude was the furthest north I've been by bike this season.  :rolleyes:

Probably still another month or so before I can get up and beyond Stonehenge on the byways, but when I was on the downs Spring was definitely in the air and pleasant to be in the countryside breathing fresh mild air with some light around 6pm.  :bowler:

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1187 on: February 24, 2019, 07:49:04 pm »
Mongers, isn't it nice though to start thinking of nicer weather pursuits !  :)

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« Reply #1188 on: February 24, 2019, 08:07:28 pm »
Mongers, isn't it nice though to start thinking of nicer weather pursuits !  :)


Indeed and I'm going to make a start on the garden next weekend.
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« Reply #1189 on: February 25, 2019, 09:42:25 am »
Mongers, isn't it nice though to start thinking of nicer weather pursuits !  :)


Indeed and I'm going to make a start on the garden next weekend.

*Looks out the window at sleet falling from the sky*

Dammit.  :(
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« Reply #1190 on: March 01, 2019, 11:07:20 am »
Happy St David's day to one and all.  :)

And it's the official start of Spring in the UK today. The daffs and many of the flowering bushes are putting out new growth and some flowers.  :cool:

At least now I can get out and about in the evenings on the bike, once I've gotten home.

Going to be a wet and windy weekend here, but that's typical of Spring here, but next weekend I'll go out into Dorset to visit a favourite hill fort, Badbury Rings and Wimborne minster, I'll not have been that far West in several months. Anyway time to stretch one's legs a bit.  :bowler:
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« Reply #1191 on: March 13, 2019, 12:45:16 pm »
Took a stroll today outside the office while at lunch.

Saw the view in St. James Park


Then meandered over to Westminster Abbey, before stopping to look at the current state of Big Ben.


Outside of parliament a mixed demo was happening. Primarily of people supporting Brexit but a few counter-protesters(?) too.




Also, saw the site of a previous London Meet, now nearly 4 years past. Perhaps time for a reunion?
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« Reply #1192 on: March 13, 2019, 01:18:03 pm »
St James looks lovely.  :)

In Toronto, this is the ugliest time of the year - the snow and ice is melting, revealing a whole winter's worth of hidden dogshit and cigarette butts in the mud. 
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« Reply #1193 on: March 13, 2019, 01:48:48 pm »
Yeah, London lucks out with not really having a snowy period. Prevents what you describe, which I recall too well from NYC. :x
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« Reply #1194 on: March 13, 2019, 05:09:02 pm »
On Sunday I managed to bike down to the coast, possibly the first time in 3 or 4 months.  :Embarrass:

At least I did do a bit of exploring and found a rather good beach, one I've not been to before; should make a nice destination for a spring or summer's evening ride once the BST starts.  :bowler:
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« Reply #1195 on: March 13, 2019, 05:11:12 pm »
Took a stroll today outside the office while at lunch.

Saw the view in St. James Park

Then meandered over to Westminster Abbey, before stopping to look at the current state of Big Ben.

Outside of parliament a mixed demo was happening. Primarily of people supporting Brexit but a few counter-protesters(?) too.

Also, saw the site of a previous London Meet, now nearly 4 years past. Perhaps time for a reunion?


Garbon, good photos, that's what I miss about not living in London, having that on one's doorstep.

Indeed to the bold part.
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1196 on: March 15, 2019, 02:13:48 am »
Languish meet in April?

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« Reply #1197 on: March 15, 2019, 03:14:03 am »
Languish meet in April?


I'm free inclusive of the 8th to the 25th.
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« Reply #1198 on: March 15, 2019, 03:19:08 am »
I'm going down to Sussex for a long weekend on the 12th-15th April; but could make a meet either side of those dates as I also have things to do in London anyway.

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1199 on: March 15, 2019, 07:37:58 am »
I'll be around on both sides of that. Maybe we could locate B and Tamas. :D
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