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Offline jimbocz

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What are people up to on the weekend?
« on: August 19, 2016, 10:51:58 AM »
I'm helping my daughter put together this robot:

Meccano G15 Toy

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TY40EKO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0vTTxbWZCK59V

Last weekend we went to the Bristol Balloon festival and watched 75 hot air balloons take off at the same time.  I seriously want a balloon now.

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 03:40:17 PM »
That robot is really neat! Let know how you get on!

I'm off to the Burnley v Liverpool game tomorrow (Go Liverpool!)

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 04:08:25 PM »
That robot is really neat! Let know how you get on!

I'm off to the Burnley v Liverpool game tomorrow (Go Liverpool!)

The build is going to be a challenge as she's getting to be a real teenager, which involves a lot of yelling.

Enjoy your game.

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 04:14:17 PM »
Oh dear - I am sure she will already have it in her mind the "right" way to do it too...so good luck!!

And thanks! It is my first game in two years, and first ever away game!

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 11:52:44 AM »
I'm meant to be painting the bathroom today, but I'm struggling to find any enthusiasm for it.  My OH has gone to a meeting in Glasgow, and will be bringing home a KILO of lamb karahi, so we'll be feasting on that tonight!


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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 02:03:42 PM »
The wind blew my wheelie bin over so I spent the last half our chasing cereal boxes down the street.
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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2016, 02:05:50 PM »
The wind blew my wheelie bin over so I spent the last half our chasing cereal boxes down the street.

Oh man, that's always fun! Was it a particularly windy day today?
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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 10:38:45 AM »
The kids are off to a proper summer camp this weekend (PGL) so I'm going to Anglesey.  Anyone been there?  Any nice places to see?  Places to walk and bike ride?

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2016, 12:18:34 PM »
The kids are off to a proper summer camp this weekend (PGL) so I'm going to Anglesey.  Anyone been there?  Any nice places to see?  Places to walk and bike ride?


LOTS of walks to be had on Anglesey!

And you're on the beautiful Welsh coast, where there is plenty to see and do. If you're into castles, I suggest Caenarfon. It's not at Anglesey but not far once you get over the bridge.

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 12:46:10 PM »
Thanks!  I'm about to start looking for a hotel, where's nice?  I want a small pretty town with a pub please.

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2016, 01:27:14 PM »
I've not stayed on Anglesey but if you have some time, watch this: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week7/best-walks-view-julia-bradbury

She seems to always go to a great place to eat, and ends the walk with a drink!

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2016, 03:08:32 PM »
Thanks, I'll be sure to watch.

Logistics have changed , we can't go all the way to Anglesey any more.  We've booked a hotel in Cardigan. 

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2016, 09:56:52 AM »
We did something fun, geeky and completely British last weekend- we ended up at a meeting of model steam tractor enthusiasts. 




I didn't take these pics, just found them on the web, but it's what I'm talking about.  There were about 20 guys like this, all riding these tiny steam tractors around.

For anyone near the south coast, I'd recommend a visit to the Hollycoombe steam collection in Liphook.  They've got a collection of steam powered fairground rides that you can ride all day for the price of admission.  Best to go on a sunny day.

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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2016, 02:44:33 PM »
We did something fun, geeky and completely British last weekend- we ended up at a meeting of model steam tractor enthusiasts. 

Very much up myself and husband's street and we've done loads of stuff like this!! (But we got married - the ceremony! -on a steam train so you can see just how geeky we are......)

My weekends are filled with gigging (I play trombone and sing) with one of my many bands I play in,  working in my garden and allotment, homebrewing beer and wine, mountain biking and generally geeking out on things like that above as well. 


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Re: What are people up to on the weekend?
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2016, 03:49:21 PM »
I bet that beer is nice.  I'm going to my local brewery to get some beer for a party next weekend.
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