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Is the UK scummy compared to the rest of the developed world?

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Post by Rory » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:49 am

Hannoir wrote:geothermal stuff on my doorstep
are they left by geothermal cats and dogs ????

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Post by Hannoir » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:17 am

No.
Hot pools, bubbling mud, naturally heated tentsites...

I saw a thing on BBC breakfast about Aussie this morning. Le sigh.
"All I need to be happy is a little house with a small yard, a white-picket fence, some trees in the yard, and some of my enemies hanging on the trees."

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Post by Hannoir » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:31 pm

"All I need to be happy is a little house with a small yard, a white-picket fence, some trees in the yard, and some of my enemies hanging on the trees."

-Poet, Heinrich Heine

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Post by Richard Ruck » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:27 pm

Rory wrote:- but I still love England - probably more so now that I'm only there for a few weeks a year.
Well, you may or may not be pleased to know that a little bit of England on the shape of John Otway will be heading your way later this year :

http://www.ctgrouptravel.co.uk/johnotway/Itinerary.aspx

It seems he'll be doing a gig in Ningbo in November. If you want to baffle your Chinese colleagues with some real English eccentricity, well there's your chance!
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Post by Rory » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:52 am

Just got this RR - thanks

what - as in Beware of the flowers etc....
never mind the flowers - beware of Ningbo.
What the fcuk is he doing a gig there for?
there are loads of great places here.....
and on a wednesday too........
still - I'll have to look him up if I get the chance.
for old times sake.

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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:00 am

Rory wrote:Just got this RR - thanks

what - as in Beware of the flowers etc....
never mind the flowers - beware of Ningbo.
What the fcuk is he doing a gig there for?
there are loads of great places here.....
and on a wednesday too........
still - I'll have to look him up if I get the chance.
for old times sake.
The very same.

He's still barking mad, and has decided to charter a plane, get some fans to stump up to go on the tour with him, etc. It's all on the website.

Apparently the people who make his amps (Carlsboro) are in Ningbo, which is why he's doing something there.
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Post by Rory » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:05 am

I'll keep you posted.
You'll be glad to hear that were getting going a bit more with the old trumpet these days (the same one actually)
Did a gig on Monday night in Tanghui Bar with a band called Georgia SAM Blues Band and also last Saturday some jamming with another lot at a dive called Live Bar.
All lots of fun and beer and stuff..........

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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:09 am

Sounds good.

Unfortunately my trombone isn't getting much use at the moment - really must do something about that........
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Post by graham » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:27 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Unfortunately my trombone isn't getting much use at the moment - really must do something about that........
You posted this 2 months ago and JR still hasn't made a joke? what is the world coming to? :roll:
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Post by DavebytheSea » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:40 pm

Great Plum wrote:Having returned back to Switzerland for a long weekend with work - I can say it's the only country in Europe I would think of moving too...
hmmmm. tectonic plates? and how far would you send it? perhaps somewhere by a nice warm beach. :)
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Post by Hannoir » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:59 pm

Sigh. I miss the "expat life". Reminiscing about mother england and sipping tea whilst proclaiming how life is just so much better in the colonies.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:50 am

Rory, if you get to read this it seems that Otway's world tour has been cancelled, so you'll just have to sing "Beware of the flowers" in the shower instead. Oh well.....
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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:51 am

graham wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Unfortunately my trombone isn't getting much use at the moment - really must do something about that........
You posted this 2 months ago and JR still hasn't made a joke? what is the world coming to? :roll:
Well spotted!! :lol:
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