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52 minutes ago, guypjfreak said:

I have a brother who is all ooh can you do me a favour.. But at least he does appreciate it... I hope lol 

Winter is lasting too long. It always does I need to win the lottery so I can go to Malta in the winter months lol 

I've never been to Malta, but heard that it's a nice place to go to. When I was single I used to go away in February with a couple of friends (to beat the post Christmas winter blues). One of them works for BA and one of his perks is getting cheap long haul travel, at times. So, I've been to the Far East a number of times. Get this - it cost me about 120 quid return flying Business Class! Now, that is the way to fly long haul.

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1 hour ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

I've never been to Malta, but heard that it's a nice place to go to. When I was single I used to go away in February with a couple of friends (to beat the post Christmas winter blues). One of them works for BA and one of his perks is getting cheap long haul travel, at times. So, I've been to the Far East a number of times. Get this - it cost me about 120 quid return flying Business Class! Now, that is the way to fly long haul.

Lol if you get the chance try Malta end of April.. Lovely and warm not hot. And not over crowded. If you like history it's great if you want a beach not so great 

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23 hours ago, guypjfreak said:

Lol if you get the chance try Malta end of April.. Lovely and warm not hot. And not over crowded. If you like history it's great if you want a beach not so great 

I'm not really in to beaches per sa. Or lounging around a pool, for that matter. I do like diving though, and sometimes that requires you to be by a beach, and some times by a pool when you are 'off gassing' before another dive. Not that I have dived for years, but did do regularly at one point - I've been to Egypt six times and not so much as seen a souvenir pyramid, let alone the real thing. I've always gone there for a full weeks diving. I wouldn't go there now though. Far too risky, as far as I'm concerned. Me and a mate did manage to score some dope off a Bedouin though, which was quite something -  and a story for another time.

Anyway, the bits I know about Malta are;

(1) The Miracle Church of Mosta, Malta, and it's bombing during WWII

(2) That it used to hold the World Scrabble Championships (and may do so still)

(3) That it has a festival that a Maltese person posting on here years ago told me about, which sounds fun (if it's still going)

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21 hours ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

I'm not really in to beaches per sa. Or lounging around a pool, for that matter. I do like diving though, and sometimes that requires you to be by a beach, and some times by a pool when you are 'off gassing' before another dive. Not that I have dived for years, but did do regularly at one point - I've been to Egypt six times and not so much as seen a souvenir pyramid, let alone the real thing. I've always gone there for a full weeks diving. I wouldn't go there now though. Far too risky, as far as I'm concerned. Me and a mate did manage to score some dope off a Bedouin though, which was quite something -  and a story for another time.

Anyway, the bits I know about Malta are;

(1) The Miracle Church of Mosta, Malta, and it's bombing during WWII

(2) That it used to hold the World Scrabble Championships (and may do so still)

(3) That it has a festival that a Maltese person posting on here years ago told me about, which sounds fun (if it's still going)

Funny really as even though we've been to nearly every thing on Malta and had a lovely day in Mosta but we didn't go to the church but I know it's beautiful cos we Sat outside and eat a octopus dish thing.. 

We went there while the fire works competion was on.. There's about 5 or 6 fireworks factory's on the island.. Great show BTW. As for the festival never been but here you go. 

http://lostandfoundfestival.com/line-up/

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2 hours ago, guypjfreak said:

Funny really as even though we've been to nearly every thing on Malta and had a lovely day in Mosta but we didn't go to the church but I know it's beautiful cos we Sat outside and eat a octopus dish thing.. 

We went there while the fire works competion was on.. There's about 5 or 6 fireworks factory's on the island.. Great show BTW. As for the festival never been but here you go. 

http://lostandfoundfestival.com/line-up/

Hello guy,

Yes, apparently a bomb went through the roof of the church when there was approx 250 people in there, and it just landed on the floor next to the alter and never detonated. I think there was a second bomb that also hit the church, and it never went off either. 

Sounds like you are a BIG fan of Malta. Not sure whether you read it, but I won a competition recently. The prize is two First Class Eurorail tickets valid for a month's travel around Europe.We have just received the tickets from Eurorail with our start date in early September of this year. The problem is financing it. It would be awesome to take full advantage of it and spend a month travelling. However, when you factor in that me and my wife are a little too fond of alcohol in large quantities, I eat like a horse, and that we'd have to pay for all our accommodation, then it's becoming less and less likely that we'll be able to pull off much of a break away. That said, we have muted the option of couch surfing, using hostels etc. Will have to see, closer to the time. It's nice to have the option though.

Yeah, that bloke from Malta was on here years ago and mentioned that the festival was chilled out with guaranteed sunshine etc. He was due to go to Glastonbury and was asking about pharmaceuticals, as he obviously couldn't bring any over with him on the plane (although, that's not stopped me in the past!). So, I told him that if he got a ticket then either I'd sort him (if I got a ticket also), or I'd get one of my mates (they always get tickets!) to sort him. Anyway, he mustn't have got a ticket as I didn't hear from him again., 

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11 hours ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

Hello guy,

Yes, apparently a bomb went through the roof of the church when there was approx 250 people in there, and it just landed on the floor next to the alter and never detonated. I think there was a second bomb that also hit the church, and it never went off either. 

Sounds like you are a BIG fan of Malta. Not sure whether you read it, but I won a competition recently. The prize is two First Class Eurorail tickets valid for a month's travel around Europe.We have just received the tickets from Eurorail with our start date in early September of this year. The problem is financing it. It would be awesome to take full advantage of it and spend a month travelling. However, when you factor in that me and my wife are a little too fond of alcohol in large quantities, I eat like a horse, and that we'd have to pay for all our accommodation, then it's becoming less and less likely that we'll be able to pull off much of a break away. That said, we have muted the option of couch surfing, using hostels etc. Will have to see, closer to the time. It's nice to have the option though.

Yeah, that bloke from Malta was on here years ago and mentioned that the festival was chilled out with guaranteed sunshine etc. He was due to go to Glastonbury and was asking about pharmaceuticals, as he obviously couldn't bring any over with him on the plane (although, that's not stopped me in the past!). So, I told him that if he got a ticket then either I'd sort him (if I got a ticket also), or I'd get one of my mates (they always get tickets!) to sort him. Anyway, he mustn't have got a ticket as I didn't hear from him again., 

Tropical.. 

Yea I'm a big fan but tbh it's only in the last ten years that we have been able to travel.. I love history and we don't do holidays like our friends.. 

They go get a hotel and drink by the pool or the sea 

Me and wife got a hotel in Malta which said in trip advisor that it was the faulty towers of Malta.. I'm like wife book it and we did and it was.. Faulty towers lol with omar sheriff running it lol 

Anyway we sleep get up have food which was good and we hit the nearest supermarket and buying bottles of wine and filling our bladders and then were off exploring.. Getting pissed. By the time we get back to hotel we eat relax and bed lol but christ do we see the places we've been to 

We also did the old time share scam where we get to see top of the range hotels then get paid for doing it lol 

Another of my favourite places is Ax de provenance in south France.. Probably spelt it wrong but lovely there.. 

Gotta go got a cock op thing in an hour.. Cystocopy I think it's called.. Nice way to start the day.. 

Peace and tea 

G

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7 hours ago, guypjfreak said:

Tropical.. 

Yea I'm a big fan but tbh it's only in the last ten years that we have been able to travel.. I love history and we don't do holidays like our friends.. 

They go get a hotel and drink by the pool or the sea 

Me and wife got a hotel in Malta which said in trip advisor that it was the faulty towers of Malta.. I'm like wife book it and we did and it was.. Faulty towers lol with omar sheriff running it lol 

Anyway we sleep get up have food which was good and we hit the nearest supermarket and buying bottles of wine and filling our bladders and then were off exploring.. Getting pissed. By the time we get back to hotel we eat relax and bed lol but christ do we see the places we've been to 

We also did the old time share scam where we get to see top of the range hotels then get paid for doing it lol 

Another of my favourite places is Ax de provenance in south France.. Probably spelt it wrong but lovely there.. 

Gotta go got a cock op thing in an hour.. Cystocopy I think it's called.. Nice way to start the day.. 

Peace and tea 

G

 

Hello guy,

Not sure if you know the story of Faulty Towers? Just in case you don't - It started off with the Monty Python team being booked in to a hotel where the owner was indeed like Basil Fawlty. Anyway, the cast and crew thought 'fuck this' and moved to another hotel. All except John Cleese, who thought the experience hilarious, and went on to write his successful comedy.

Anyway, I'd not be averse to a Faulty Towers experience, so if I ever go to Malta, I'll get the name of that hotel off you.

Hope that your cock's OK! lol

 

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2 hours ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

 

Hello guy,

Not sure if you know the story of Faulty Towers? Just in case you don't - It started off with the Monty Python team being booked in to a hotel where the owner was indeed like Basil Fawlty. Anyway, the cast and crew thought 'fuck this' and moved to another hotel. All except John Cleese, who thought the experience hilarious, and went on to write his successful comedy.

Anyway, I'd not be averse to a Faulty Towers experience, so if I ever go to Malta, I'll get the name of that hotel off you.

Hope that your cock's OK! lol

 

Lol can't tell you old son when we went back it had gone. It was called the Qawra Inn...... but tis gone  lol but I'm sure if you looked you could find one.. If you ever go ill look it up.. 

We loved it the food was great but 5 star it wasn't lol.... Mind you it was £112 for ten days flights included.. Half board.. And they still had the old buses going.. 

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On 2/8/2018 at 9:23 PM, guypjfreak said:

Lol can't tell you old son when we went back it had gone. It was called the Qawra Inn...... but tis gone  lol but I'm sure if you looked you could find one.. If you ever go ill look it up.. 

We loved it the food was great but 5 star it wasn't lol.... Mind you it was £112 for ten days flights included.. Half board.. And they still had the old buses going.. 

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Fuck me stupid - 'Mind you it was £112 for ten days flights included.. Half board.. And they still had the old buses going'. A 112 pounds!? That's incredible. Truly incredible. I'm stunned. The things that I'd do for 112 pounds would frighten you! Only joking.

Nice pic of you and the misses guy. You both look well happy. 

Qll the best. :)

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2 hours ago, Yoghurt on a Stick said:

Fuck me stupid - 'Mind you it was £112 for ten days flights included.. Half board.. And they still had the old buses going'. A 112 pounds!? That's incredible. Truly incredible. I'm stunned. The things that I'd do for 112 pounds would frighten you! Only joking.

Nice pic of you and the misses guy. You both look well happy. 

Qll the best. :)

That was a few years ago now lol. 

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I couldn't have had a more shit day than today.  A big funeral this morning (the first of three in five days which will culminate in mother in law's next Wednesday), home to watch Wales lose and to discover that we have a house with no water due to a burst water main down our lane. They've been working trying to fix the leak for two weeks without success but until now we've had some water and a lot of bubbling air.  Now we have absolutely no water.  Great when I have to do a 6 am airport run to Heathrow to collect sister in law and her son who are flying over from Australia for mother in law's funeral.

On top of all that because of the faffing in the rain getting soaked with a water engineer, failing to resolve the leak, I was too late to go with my mate to a gig tonight.

Tomorrow the water board promise to come and lay in a temporary pipe to give us some water.  Meanwhile we're surviving on a few bottles left over from my festival supply.  Still they probably needed drinking up.

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1 hour ago, grumpyhack said:

I couldn't have had a more shit day than today.  A big funeral this morning (the first of three in five days which will culminate in mother in law's next Wednesday), home to watch Wales lose and to discover that we have a house with no water due to a burst water main down our lane. They've been working trying to fix the leak for two weeks without success but until now we've had some water and a lot of bubbling air.  Now we have absolutely no water.  Great when I have to do a 6 am airport run to Heathrow to collect sister in law and her son who are flying over from Australia for mother in law's funeral.

On top of all that because of the faffing in the rain getting soaked with a water engineer, failing to resolve the leak, I was too late to go with my mate to a gig tonight.

Tomorrow the water board promise to come and lay in a temporary pipe to give us some water.  Meanwhile we're surviving on a few bottles left over from my festival supply.  Still they probably needed drinking up.

Sorry you're going through so much shit at the moment GH.

have the water board not supplied you with drinking water? We had a problem with the water supply once and they made sure we had drinking water, at least.

Hugs xx

 

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32 minutes ago, feral chile said:

Sorry you're going through so much shit at the moment GH.

have the water board not supplied you with drinking water? We had a problem with the water supply once and they made sure we had drinking water, at least.

Hugs xx

 

They offered to go back to their depot to get some bottles but I told them we had enough for tonight.  Tomorrow they'll bring some and explore running a temporary pipe from my helpful neighbour's house to us until they fix the leak.

One positive (for me) the flight from Australia has been delayed by three hours so I don't need to set off now till 6.30am.  Hopefully by the time we get back from Heathrow we'll have a temporary water supply.

Time for bed.

Thanks Sandie.

xxx

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Good news.  Got home from the airport run and we'd almost got water. Water board engineers had run a temporary supply pipe from my neighbour's house which worked, once I'd explained to them they couldn't connect it to my house supply in the way they proposed - the wrong way through two non-return valves.  So a temporary water system till Thursday when they have another site meeting to try to identify the location of the mains leak.  If everyone had to spend a couple of days without mains water they'd soon discover how difficult it can be and donations to WaterAid would soar.  We've had a standing order with WA for years - something they can thank Glastonbury for.

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2 hours ago, grumpyhack said:

Good news.  Got home from the airport run and we'd almost got water. Water board engineers had run a temporary supply pipe from my neighbour's house which worked, once I'd explained to them they couldn't connect it to my house supply in the way they proposed - the wrong way through two non-return valves.  So a temporary water system till Thursday when they have another site meeting to try to identify the location of the mains leak.  If everyone had to spend a couple of days without mains water they'd soon discover how difficult it can be and donations to WaterAid would soar.  We've had a standing order with WA for years - something they can thank Glastonbury for.

We take a lot for granted.

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4 hours ago, slash's hat said:

Proper flu or "man" flu?:lol:

 

3 hours ago, eFestivals said:

proper, honest. :lol:

Fighting thru it like a man, and working today. :P

(I've spent the best part of 3 days in bed).

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/man-flu-is-real-scientists-say-men-have-weaker-immune-systems-9801301.html

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americans who insist the Post Office's formally defined UK address format must somehow fit the USA's format.

And then take it further, and say it's a security risk if the format isn't in their self-invented wrong format.

How is a wrong format more secure than the accurate and 100% legally-right format? :lol:

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Let me start by saying the NHS is a wonderful thing to have. However twice this week I have had to jump through hoops and red tape, passed from pillar to post, and seen ridiculous waiting times (not even a &e). Just for blood tests and antibiotics, which weren't even of my own request but that of my specialist nurse!

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19 hours ago, slash's hat said:

Let me start by saying the NHS is a wonderful thing to have. However twice this week I have had to jump through hoops and red tape, passed from pillar to post, and seen ridiculous waiting times (not even a &e). Just for blood tests and antibiotics, which weren't even of my own request but that of my specialist nurse!

it can get very frustrating.

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There's nowhere to park near where I live.

Parking in general has become THE major topic of "conversation in passing" in our street. 

If you get home from work after about 8pm, there's pretty much nowhere to park for anyone. May the parking gods be with you if you finish work any later than that. I've timed it. A good five minute "I'm late for work and have a connection to make" brisk walk away. Often in the pouring rain so you spend all day at work wet. How far can you walk at a brisk pace in five minutes? That's how far away from their houses people 'round here have to park if they work late.

Fairly soon it's going to get so bad that those of us who finish work at ungodly hours will find ourselves encroaching into restricted areas and having to get up after not enough sleep, to walk half a mile in order to move our bloody cars.

I already know of someone who gets home at about 2am, parks on the double-yellows and then stays up/gets up before seven 'cause that's when the parkies start to appear. From observation they're far from the only one. Sod that. I need my sleep (and barely get enough time off between shifts for that anyway).

Seriously! I can't see it being that long before I get home from work at two in the morning and there are no parking spaces anywhere near that aren't "move your car by x o'clock or else" spaces. And then what am I supposed to do? Pay a fine everyday? Get up at (what is to me) the middle of the night to move my car? Pay for parking at the nearest pay car park (a good mile from me I reckon)? Give up/change my job? Public transport is not an option at that time of the day.

The causes are easy to spot. Hardly anybody lives near where they work any more. Increased multiple occupancy households. The ridiculously stupid size that cars have become these days (I think I may be with Freud on that one yesnod.gif )

The Powers That Be seem to think that the solution to the problem of nowhere to park, is to increase the radius where there is restricted, limited time parking. Where I'm sitting that is very much part of the problem.

Sorry for the rant. I was already running late for work today, only to get to my car (only four minutes away today, I got lucky this morning) to find a tyre half deflated. Cue me missing work and a whole ton of issues regarding weekend hours missed that I'll have to make up. Or a days leave I may have to use instead. Never mind the cost and hassle of sorting out a flat tyre on a Sunday. Now, I may have clipped a kerb or something, but, the paranoid bit of me can't help wondering whether some spiteful sod decided to punish me for having to park a bit awkwardly (though perfectly legally [and considerately I thought]) in the early hours of this morning.

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Tl;dr: There's nowhere to park 'round 'ere at night. It's only going to get worse. It makes Shift-workers constantly cross. I got a flat tyre today, possibly because of the parking issue. I'm really, really cross.

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