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Off Topic Help Please

Post by sean_iow » Thu May 14, 2020 11:17 am

Not bikepacking related but after a favour for my wife....

It's Jane's 50th Birthday on the 28th May and obviously she wont be getting to do much celebrating :sad: She does have the day off so at least she wont be spending it at work but on the flip side she will have to spend the day with me :lol:

As it's a special birthday I didn't apply for a place on the HT550 this year as it clashes but now that's been cancelled it's not such a grand gesture.

I was wondering if anyone who's met her or even if not and just feel sorry for her having to put up with me, would you be able to send her a birthday card? Only if you can purchase and send it safely .

If you are able to then PM and I can let you know the address to send it to.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu May 14, 2020 11:25 am

I'm sure I have it but email it me anyway Sean. Is there any things or subject matter she's keen on?
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Post by sean_iow » Thu May 14, 2020 11:53 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 11:25 am
Is there any things or subject matter she's keen on?
Thanks Stu. This may sound odd, but the only thing I can think if is Alpacas/Llamas :lol: The chap who lives over the road from us has some and Jane often threatens to get some, luckily our garden is too small.

But anything would be greatly appreciated I'm sure. She's got it tough at the moment. Apart from having to put up with me, her brother (who lives on the mainland so we can't visit) has terminal cancer and her job is Covid 19 research and she's doing the data entry for the deaths :sad: So anything to distract her from these.
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Post by Lazarus » Thu May 14, 2020 11:56 am

PM sent

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Post by Dr Nick » Thu May 14, 2020 12:01 pm

Hi Sean,

happy to! :-bd My youngest daughter is an A-level art student so I'll get her to create something. PM to follow, but not for a while as I should be working. :grin:
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Post by Pickers » Thu May 14, 2020 1:55 pm

PM sent......

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Post by Landslide » Thu May 14, 2020 3:19 pm

I'll get the kids to draw a llama or two. Drop me a PM with your address...

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Post by trob6 » Thu May 14, 2020 8:29 pm

Hello Sean
Its a bit tenuous, but you did tell me about her when we rode together on the Dales Divide last year so I feel I know her well enough to sent a card :-bd and its my sisters birthday the same day so I shouldn't forget. Send me the address.
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Post by Alpinum » Thu May 14, 2020 8:34 pm

Will vicuñas do too?

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Post by sean_iow » Thu May 14, 2020 8:37 pm

trob6 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Its a bit tenuous, but you did tell me about her when we rode together on the Dales Divide last year so I feel I know her well enough to sent a card :-bd and its my sisters birthday the same day so I shouldn't forget. Send me the address.
Hi Tim, I'm bound to have mentioned her, anyone who's met me will know I talk non-stop so I must have got round to mentioning her at some point :grin:
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Post by sean_iow » Thu May 14, 2020 8:38 pm

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Will vicuñas do too?
I had to google that to find out what they were, they look close enough to me :smile: plus I learnt something new :-bd
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Post by Alpinum » Fri May 15, 2020 7:55 pm

:grin: :-bd

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Post by Dave Barter » Fri May 15, 2020 10:31 pm

PM me Sean

Helens birthday tomorrow and all the card shops are shut so she is getting one I found in the stationery drawer
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Post by voodoo_simon » Thu May 21, 2020 6:22 pm

One sent over, it may look a little home made... :lol:

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Post by sean_iow » Fri May 22, 2020 11:15 am

voodoo_simon wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:22 pm
One sent over, it may look a little home made... :lol:
:-bd That's fine.

She's also been receiving cards from her friends who have remembered and all the cards are together ready to open on the day. Jane's originally from the Mainland so many of her friends live there. When she gets home from work she looks at the new cards and the postmark to see where they're from and is getting confused as she can't think if anyone who lives in some of the areas :wink:
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Post by sean_iow » Thu May 28, 2020 1:42 pm

Jane has asked me to pass on her thanks for all the cards etc. she was made up with them, if a little confused until I explained :???:

As there's not much we can do today the obvious thing was a bike ride. We rode over to her mum's and sat in the garden.

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Her mum had left a cake out for us :smile: We were self sufficient for drinks

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Nothing quite says bikepacker as much as screw top prosecco in a titanium mug :grin: Once again, thank you all for your efforts.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu May 28, 2020 2:07 pm

Pleasure and hopefully the bloody thing turned up.
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Post by Lazarus » Thu May 28, 2020 3:21 pm

what he said and that it survived the journey and as still edible

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