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by RIP
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

"local farmhouses" - I've been re-reading my Dylife Mines book again (I can only manage "The Origin Of Life" in small ongoing doses) , and last night got to the bit at the end where he relates the story of Belan. Very interestin'. Dunno if he's got a cellar though. Yep, get yer shovel out tonight......
by RIP
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

cellar Now there's a word you don't see often these days, at least not in a domestic context. We've got one too, it's brilliant, almost constant 59F, warm in winter, cool in summer. Yours will have lots of giant spiders and unidentifiable bits of bikes and things in it, but eccentrically ours has o...
by RIP
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2983
Views: 512624

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Loads of half price stuff on SportPursuit too - Osprey, togs, etc. http://www.sportpursuit.com
by RIP
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: CV19 (emergencyBam Rules) Comp
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: CV19 (emergencyBam Rules) Comp

Erm.. Regards Reg. Wasn't his BAm last month. This comp is for BAM-April (new financial year and all that jazz)... sorry Rg (using the no vewels rule as it keeps me entertaiend)... 'Twas indeed April - 4th to be precise :wink: . Sean has me bang to rights though - I didn't carry everything in my ba...
by RIP
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OS MAP PUZZLES
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: OS MAP PUZZLES

Ugley? Not far from Nasty of course - used to love riding that NE Herts area when I lived in Hitchin, feels surprisingly remote. Plenty of silly names round there, Bill Bryson would have a field day - Pinchbools, Maggots End etc. Lots of "Ends". I'm pretty sure there was a Knob End round there somew...
by RIP
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speaking of old maps...
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Speaking of old maps...

Well there's a fascinating lockdown pastime for you Bob - get your pick and shovel out :-bd .
by RIP
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OS MAP PUZZLES
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: OS MAP PUZZLES

Another good game, nice one! 22/25. (Roger Moor / Connery Hill - surely not?!! :smile: )

Been told to stop messing around and get on with my chores now :wink:
by RIP
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speaking of old maps...
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Speaking of old maps...

With the correct historical bike too? Excellent. I hope he was wearing plus-fours as well :smile: .

See what I did with the Marmite there... in fact it happened to be in position when I took the pic, but just realised the significance in the context of maps and This Place :wink: .
by RIP
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speaking of old maps...
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Speaking of old maps...

:-bd https://maps.nls.uk/os/ A good game is not just to enjoy perusing these beautiful bits of artwork at home, but also to navigate with them today :smile: . I did a BaM from Stoke to Manchester a while ago using just a 1947 version of OS 1" number 110. Fascinating, and brilliant fun. https://live....
by RIP
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 100
Views: 1453

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Mmm, was thinking along lines of a vat-registered medical charidee so shouldn't be dodgy. Gift Aid also but as Ben says, lots of forms... VAT only going to Govt and they should be supplying you guys properly in 1st place :wink: . Sorry for muddying. Top job Shaf.
by RIP
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 100
Views: 1453

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Hesitate to muddy the waters here cos you're spending your own time doing this, but bearing in mind the large amount now raised might be worth exploring VAT reclaim if there's a handy VAT-registered entity around somewhere....
by RIP
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12540

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

PaulB2 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:38 am
So, what's a good cheese to eat with fruitcake? I don't think a mild cheese would work but then again I don't think Stilton would either.
The aforementioned Wensleydale is the traditional accompaniment I believe.

Wish I hadn't raised it now :wink: .
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12540

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

An abomination I tell ya, an abomination. Absolutely with you on this, comrade. Extremely grudgingly, I think we'll allow Colin's cheese/fruitcake combo. I'll even admit to partaking thereof at Christmas. Completely different situation to the deliberate insertion of fruit though. But only if he giv...
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12540

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Noooo-o-o-o! Not someone else who likes cheese with fruit in it! Mrs Perrin has Wensleydale with apricots, but only at Christmas thank goodness. Wallace would have a fit. It's as bad as putting any type of fruit into ice-cream. An abomination I tell ya, an abomination. (Nice moon though. Which, as e...
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Well spotted. Couldn't carry the other half of them :wink: . I know it's easy (for some) to mock Mr P but he was a clever writer. One of the few I couldn't get the hang of was Good Omens until I saw the Tennant/Sheen film version, after which I enjoyed the book. I was going to carry out a load of fa...
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 100
Views: 1453

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Done. Sorry delay, had to wait until I paid myself my Virtual BaM sponsorship money :smile: .
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: Birthdays

Hey B, good to hear from you! Missed ya & getting a bit concerned not seen you Here for a while :smile: .
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: Birthdays

Seconded re poles/stoves. I'm sure Stu's also very well aware that he's providing a valuable public service by giving society a safe, isolated, place where we can congregate away from the Normals. We were practising selfs-isolation well before the current problems! I for one am eternally grateful to...
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

MuddyPete wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:25 am
And there's some alarmingly squawky birds oot-n-aboot in the middle of the night :shock: :lol:
Oh not again. I did tell Mrs Perrin she's to stay indoors when I'm out bivvying.
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12540

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

As per. Got some funny looks from the neighbours but no change there.

4/4, 4/12, 51/51
by RIP
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: Birthdays

:-bd :YMPARTY: \:d/ :O) :YMPARTY:
by RIP
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

I'm working on a four-poster bed for May. There'll be letters in the 'paper again, I know there will.

PS> I like the way you've edited your sig, 'Goat. All that's left is the bourbon biscuits. At least we've got them.
by RIP
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

It's gone all dark here and I can't see properly, but that, H.O.T., looks just like an egg cracked into some porridge. Are you absolutely sure it's edible? Just don't come back in the morning and blame us if you don't make it to the netty in time. Tim says he's gone to sleep. I think we've tipped hi...
by RIP
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tarp game
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: tarp game

"Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:31 pm *thats gladd with a Welsh accent btw" - that amused me, very good :smile: . Now, just to add to the fun, "gladd" is Welsh for "sword" I believe, so who knows where this is leading us..... "Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:52 pm If possi...
by RIP
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

That is very, very special Reg. I applaud you sir. :-bd Top work sir! Cheers gents. It's a very strange world at the moment and I figure the only way to cope with it is to out-strange it. Hope everyone else is having a great evening out there! This must be the wierdest BBB event ever. :-bd