Yay, it's cheery Friday.

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All packed up for a quick overnighter on Saturday. Not stayed out for nearly a year, weather is looking nice, if a touch chilly. Looking forward to it :-bd
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TLS :-bd
Enjoy. It's brass monkeys up here so having to revert to early Spring load out....
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That is my version of TLS! :lol: My shelter and sleeping bag are just what I have and neither small nor that light. Plus a few layers (again not small or light) as it's meant to be 6 degrees in the morning. Have luxuries like a sit mat and stove so I can enjoy morning coffee. It's a break from the 6th birthday parties on both days this weekend :???:
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"Grandad spends 14 years camped in garden".

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c ... no.amp

Well that's put us in our place.

"currently going through a divorce". Ah. Possibly not a complete surprise perhaps.
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"Dr Lindsay Browning, who holds a doctorate in insomnia from the University of Oxford, said sleeping outdoors was not "scientifically recommended", citing temperature, lighting and "intrusive animal noises".

She added: "Most people would find the unhelpful aspects outweigh the helpful aspects".

Oh well. That's that then. I wish I'd known when I started this lark. "Most people" eh.... heh heh...
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Neighbours barking dogs....seriously Whatb intrusive animl noises in a back garden in a built up area?

Personally i jave only ever been disturbed by water fowl so I never kip mear lakes / bodies of water.
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Personally I'd rather sleep to the sound of cheaping birdies than traffic or other urban noises. I suspect they've never kipped in a remote woodland!
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Yes it is, despite being the last of y 2 week holiday. As usual I've not done what I'd hoped to do but still had a relaxing time with some good bike rides, visiting parents and other friends.

Anyway, early night for me as I'm going to finish my hols with a monster ride up to Loch Rannoch and back tomorrow, it being midsummer.
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Decided not to watch the Denmark England game last night and went out for a ride instead. First one in a whole month! Shouldn’t complain as went to the Isle of Man for a bit but caught manflu on the way back in the ferry :| Put me out of action for two weeks

Oh well, here’s to last night

No plans for this weekend yet…
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Cheery Friday here, because there's at long last a bit of movement on the new house front...I use the word "house" loosely (tiny house before it became a trendy modern movement) - and no, I'm not talking subsidence either :lol:

Young Miss Z has got through two full weeks now of riding a motorbike, without breaking either herself or the bike :-bd

I've got a week off work to look forward to, not the happiest of circumstances with my dad passing, but I'm sure my mum and I will do plenty of laughing as well as crying ...

Quiet on the cycling front, but hey ho all ok
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Cheery here as our house is now home to 3 seagull babies who will soon be stealing tourist chips
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Cheery here too. Knee on the mend. Both eldest kids have finished their A-levels and now have a summer of fun and trips ahead starting with Amsterdam on Monday. I'm pretty jealous. I think they're sensible to cope with a trip over there. :???:

Youngest awaiting the hatching of chicks she has in an incubator. Any day now. We did a batch a month a go, split between a broody chicken and the incubator and I did my best to kill those off. Not in purpose, of course. 1 survived.

Weekend of tweaking the bike, listening to new LPs picked up yesterday and sorting the garden.

Cheeriest weekend for a while.
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Belated, but managed to get four over exited 16/17 years olds to and from Wembley yesterday. Totally reinforced why I hate driving in London.
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Boab wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:46 pm Belated, but managed to get four over exited 16/17 years olds to and from Wembley yesterday. Totally reinforced why I hate driving in London.
Did you have to watch the concert too?
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PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:29 pm
Boab wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:46 pm Belated, but managed to get four over exited 16/17 years olds to and from Wembley yesterday. Totally reinforced why I hate driving in London.
Did you have to watch the concert too?
Thankfully not. I wandered to IKEA and bought jam.
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PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:29 pm
Boab wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:46 pm Belated, but managed to get four over exited 16/17 years olds to and from Wembley yesterday. Totally reinforced why I hate driving in London.
Did you have to watch the concert too?
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Dave Barter wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:53 pm
PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:29 pm
Boab wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:46 pm Belated, but managed to get four over exited 16/17 years olds to and from Wembley yesterday. Totally reinforced why I hate driving in London.
Did you have to watch the concert too?
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My Daughter has booked two in a row at an extortionate price. Doesn't care, she'll have blast. For me, Taylor Swift, like M'Bop by Hanson = guilty pleasure .

Note to Reg...whenever Amyl & The Sniffers has come on the radio recently, I think of you. What's that about? I don't even know you. It's a great song.
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I’ve woken up to Shake It Off blaring out of my 12 year olds room every school morning for years. I couldn’t name another song but that one I could probably recite.
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Rapideye wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 1:48 am Note to Reg...whenever Amyl & The Sniffers has come on the radio recently, I think of you. What's that about? I don't even know you. It's a great song.
Apologies for getting inside your head without permission Rapid :smile:

I must admit that whenever Amyl is on the radio I think of..... er, well... Amyl :shock: :smile:

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Not Friday, but I've just noticed that last night was the 8th anniversary of my first bikepacking bivvy trip. Since then, I've done 96 nights out, all told.
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Rapideye wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 1:48 am Note to Reg...whenever Amyl & The Sniffers has come on the radio recently, I think of you. What's that about? I don't even know you. It's a great song.
Have to admit, you're not the only one!
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Lol...he's obsessed with punky riffs...or punky mid-riffs...it something like that
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Rapideye wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:57 pm punky mid-riffs...
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Pinky ruff muffs? I'm gettung a but confised now. As usial.
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