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by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049236

Re: The post man's been ...

@Reg, you share bath water, as in one after the other, you really do live in the 1970's :shock: I haven't had a bath in years - since we got a shower - but I can well remember sharing bathwater back in the days. I can well remember everyone only having one bath a week, too, (except miners). 'S funn...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 1477

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:51 pm
Congrats on your 'Golden Jubilee' there Colin!
at which point my consecutive BAMs will equal my age.


I hadn’t realised, but my BAM count/age equivalence was last December. Hmm.. that can never happen again.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1389
Views: 137141

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

My mum popped her clogs last August. Not cheery. But today we started clearing her house. Sooo much stuff. Why do women need so many shoes? 4 Zafiras full of clothes, some with labels still in. But, behind a wardrobe was an envelope with 50 £20 notes in it. Friday was pretty cheery after that. :lol:
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It'll pass..
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: It'll pass..

In WW2 the National Government controlled almost every facet of the public's life from the compossition of their daily bread to where and when they could travel, for a death toll of 60-70,000 civilian deaths in 6 years, a total we've far exceeded in 10 months. Yet the only restriction we're be aske...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It'll pass..
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: It'll pass..

It's easy to think that 'that's it, things will never be the same again' but they will. 'Tis nowt but a blip. It is a big blip though and for sure we’d all be happier if it wasn’t happening, but I do get a bit annoyed with all the doom-mongering going on. Compared to the hardship my parents and gra...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It'll pass..
Replies: 11
Views: 424

It'll pass..

Someone sent me a joke the other day. It goes like this :- Ten years from now, you’ll put on a jacket and find a mask in the pocket. “Oh man, what a weird year that was”, you’ll chuckle to yourself. It’s just a joke, but true nonetheless. COVID will pass (more or less) and life will go on. Woody All...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 1477

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

I love BAM too much to let a thing like a lockdown stop me. Luckily I own a couple of fields I can bivvy in so my plan for the duration is to pack the bike, ride a loop around home, (not too far), bivvy in my paddock, then reverse route back again. It's a bit like washing your feet with your socks o...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

I bought and paid for a watch from Germany on 16th December - just before the shenanigans in Dover. They took my money and said it was dispatched and gave a delivery date. Immediately afterwards I got mail in German saying delivery was delayed. No date. Now you’ve got me worried with talk of import ...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54099

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

JimmyG wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:28 am
Ooft... a dramatic last minute finish there Reg. Never in doubt, though! :-bd
A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.... :-bd

Happy New Year to one and all...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54099

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I've already posted a BAM for December, but this is a better one, so you can have it too. My son had borrowd my fat-bike to be my minder on the WRT in August. We went to have our Christmas dinner with him and his family and while I was there I brought my fatbike home. How lucky was that, given that ...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I want a camera.
Replies: 4
Views: 239

I want a camera.

I was almost late today. Another half second and I'd have been "The Late Frogatthefarriers". It was that close. A dirty great wagon that didn't stop to look properly before pulling out of a side road nearly did for me. My dinner would have come back out of both ends simulaneously. Squirt. :o Happily...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54099

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Although Frog what on earth are you doing passing up a perfectly serviceable gents toilet in exchange for an empty room? Shocking and blatant example of breaking Rule #19 there matey. :grin: Sorry Reg, but I just couldn't face sweeping out all the dried leaves without a brush/shovel to hand. I'll t...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54099

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

So, last one of 2020. A very local one in a spot I didn't know existed until a fortnight ago. I was pootling along looking for hammocking places, when I saw a gap in the hedge and a tyre mark going through it. I had to look. It's an old army camp a little more than five miles from home, that was bui...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Thirteen Years of surviving 'Pudding Real Moss'
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Thirteen Years of surviving 'Pudding Real Moss'

Shaf, thanks for sharing. That was a good story. I enjoyed it a lot.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 71
Views: 1706

Re: Where is everyone?

I’m here every day, but only log in if I’ve got something to say.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blink and it’s gone
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: Blink and it’s gone

All the usual 'markers' that help me define and shape the year weren't there, so any sense of time has largely gone. Each day seems a continuation of the last and a week just feels like a very long day ... if that makes sense. On a shorter timescale, I’ve been sitting at home since lockdown and my ...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: xmas gifts for a cycling wife............ help!
Replies: 25
Views: 611

Re: xmas gifts for a cycling wife............ help!

My wife and I have been married for 48 christmases. We've come to a point where we have everything we want/need. If we need something, we buy it whatever time of year it is. Same with birthdays, so instead of buying for each other, we make a donation to the Salvation Army and buy each other a token ...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 31
Views: 615

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Similar to Sean I use a SPOT as battery life is fantastic with replaceable lithiums going well over 7 days
+1. My Spot 3 lasted for all 12 of last years BAM + a couple of other trips all on the one set of lithium non-rechargeable batteries that it came with.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54099

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

BAM for November. 11/12. Last chance saloon. :-bd I was going to do a double BAM in case Wales was locked down again, but it was not to be because I'd have had to be back at home before 9 o'clock on the 2nd. So it was a single in Moel Fferna quarry (disused) in the Berwyns. I got there after dark, i...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54099

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

htrider wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:35 pm
Still waiting on write ups from Frogatthefarriers for November and Jose McTavish for September to November.
One more to go folks!
Froggie is currently in Moel Fferna quarry. Report to follow when I get home tomorrow.
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight stays still banned?
Replies: 56
Views: 1482

Re: Overnight stays still banned?

Last I heard, we can still go on holiday in Wales, but only if we live in Wales. I'm on a 1 night camping holiday in a slate quarry in the Berwyns. On my November BAM - lying in bed, looking at a full moon.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight stays still banned?
Replies: 56
Views: 1482

Re: Overnight stays still banned?

JohnClimber wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Looks like more lockdown to come for Wales from Friday next week, so the First Minister has just said
I just looked. December 4th. It looks like I’ll have to do my double BAM this week then.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight stays still banned?
Replies: 56
Views: 1482

Re: Overnight stays still banned?

Has anyone seen how the new rules affects overnight trips to Wales? It's not an answer to your question but for us Cymros the picture is much better. This is off the Welsh gov page:- “ I live in Wales, can I go on holiday in Wales or the rest of the UK? You are allowed to go on holiday within Wales...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Re-proofing Goretex
Replies: 22
Views: 460

Re: Re-proofing Goretex

OK, so I'm fed up of my Goretex. Lots of votes on here for the Columbia Reign, but looking at the photos, they look a bit short at the back. I fear a wet bum. So, you chaps that have them, are they long enough? And what about the other option, the Paramo Analogy? 'S a lot of money, sure, but I can s...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54099

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

RIP wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Confused? Ralph will probably understand it better than we do to be honest.
I'll bet he can program the video recorder too :roll: