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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    You know all the tricks eh?
    This tight fooker from work last month conveniently told us his chipnpin card wasn't working, twat ponsed drinks all night of most apart from me at a tenner a drink.
    Although I did catch him mine sweeping my expensive pint on return from the toilets.

    I wouldn't mind but he was the wealthiest cvnt there and has six holidays a year also a brand new Audi S3 on his drive.
    Shalom

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Pop along to Winchester Cathedral,
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    ..... the cathedral also houses englands oldest working clock.

    Two more good suggestions, thanks guys. And visiting both cathedrals seems very fitting now that this has turned into a pilgrimage.


    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    I still get a couple of days off a week.
    Where's that planner you put on here?
    I'll have a look how they tally up with my days off.
    The time is flying past this year.

    I'll fix those fukkers at work. I haven't had covid or anxiety and depression yet
    Here ya go... the latest version. And I would say that a couple of days sitting on the peg down in the bilges will pretty much ensure anxiety and depression.


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    You've got loads of time, of course the odd day or two will need to be allocated for Mini and Gran, give you some "Me" time in a decent cider house and relive the times you used to creep home to bed as 1am - can you remember which stair treads creak

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    This 'pilgrimage', mods.

    No.

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    You mentioned hovercraft and Isle of Wight, a great experience for Mini. I still remember going across the channel in those massive ones, fantastic but noisy. The Island is worth a day or two or why not go to Jersey, Gerry Durrel's zoo there is one of the best, with great conservation and the orangutans are brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77;4409137"
    Gerry Durrel.
    Good ole Jezza!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I would say that a couple of days sitting on the peg down in the bilges will pretty much ensure anxiety and depression.
    Joe's had enough time off work, can we not move the peg to top deck?

    Fark you land on Tuesday
    That went quick.
    So you've just got 2 trips planned so far?

    Pocahontas is going camping with the girl guides soon, gotta find out when that is.

    I have one whole weekend off in your time here, your last weekend but that doesn't matter, kids break up... erm, yeah I'll find that out too.

    You're coming at a great time, weather wise.

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    Mendip, don't pack your Geo hammer in your carryon. Could you please knock off a piece of Stonehedge for me? Thank you!

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    I gotta get my thinking cap on for some day tours.

    How about the Hook Norton brewery or seeing where Cyrille grew up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    How about the Hook Norton brewery or seeing where Cyrille grew up?
    your geography is off but its a great brewery and beer, old hooky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    How about the Hook Norton brewery
    Better, go to Wadworth in Devizes and take Mini to see the Shire Horses, they are great so gentle and still deliver around the town.

    The cooper in Waddies still makes real barrels himself.

    They turn them out every spring up the road from where i lived and i used to try to get to see it, a few tonnes of horse jumping around like foals.

    A pilgrimage across southern England-gggg-jpg

    A pilgrimage across southern England-ttttttt-jpg



    https://www.wadworth.co.uk/brewery-tap-shop/the-wadworth-shires

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    Madness playing live on Saturday the 16th at Haydock park oop norf.

    Get some nutty northern culture down ya!

    Pack your Fez as well



    It'll make Hal homesick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    How about the Hook Norton brewery
    Not far from Oxford either, see some decent architecture and have a bike ride around the city

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    seeing where Cyrille grew up?
    He grew up?

    If you fancy giving you liver and kidneys a break then...

    The Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities for Drinking Culture

    London – 0/80 Leeds – 11/80 Bristol – 16.6/80 Manchester – 17.1/80Liverpool – 19.9/80Birmingham – 22.3/80Newcastle – 25.6/80 Nottingham – 31.1/80Sheffield -31.2/80Brighton -32/80


    Manchester ranked amongst worst in the country for 'dangerous drinking'
    Last edited by Joe 90; 02-07-2022 at 01:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Not far from Oxford either, see some decent architecture and have a bike ride around the city
    After 18 pints?

    Stick to navigating that peg up the caboose mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    This 'pilgrimage', mods.

    No.
    There is quite a religious feel to the thread now which I must admit wasn't the original intention.

    Maybe I should have just called it a 'holiday'?

    I thought 'Odyssey' was pretty good and made the thread stand out a bit, but it's such a b@stard to spell.


    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    You mentioned hovercraft and Isle of Wight, a great experience for Mini. I still remember going across the channel in those massive ones, fantastic but noisy. The Island is worth a day or two or why not go to Jersey, Gerry Durrel's zoo there is one of the best, with great conservation and the orangutans are brilliant.
    I think Jersey will be a rip too far. As you mentioned, there will be a fair bit of Granddaughter/Grandmother time allocated, which I'm hoping will also free me up to re-discover real ale. I have two sisters and their various husbands/offspring who I guess we should also spend some time with.

    One on my 'bucket list' is to see orangutans in the wild and I'm considering a personal trip to Borneo at the end of the year... no family, just me to give me a break. I have a good Indonesian friend who I'm hoping may also come along as it would be good to have a translator. We're also thinking of combining it with a trip to Komodo Island.


    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    So you've just got 2 trips planned so far?

    I have one whole weekend off in your time here, your last weekend but that doesn't matter, kids break up... erm, yeah I'll find that out too.
    Yeah, just two definite trips so far. I'm hoping to ink in the 'Stonehenge/Salisbury/HMS Victory/hovercraft/Isle of Wight trip/Fareham Fort' leg soon but can already see that will be difficult to fit in over a weekend.


    Quote Originally Posted by CalEden View Post
    Mendip, don't pack your Geo hammer in your carryon. Could you please knock off a piece of Stonehedge for me? Thank you!
    It'll be wrapped in my clothes and checked in Cal. I'm hoping for a chunk of Salisbury Cathedral as well... I'll see what I can do.


    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Better, go to Wadworth in Devizes and take Mini to see the Shire Horses, they are great so gentle and still deliver around the town.

    The cooper in Waddies still makes real barrels himself.

    This will go on the 'reserve' list Mike, many thanks, it looks great.

    I can already see a problem in that I'll be visiting all these great places but will be driving so won't be able to fully enjoy. Maybe Chitty could get off that peg and be my driver for a few days? He'd probably appreciate sitting on dry upholstery.

    I have a good friend who lives in Kingsbury Episcopi in south Somerset. I'll be going down for a visit and he mentioned Burrow Hill cider farm is well worth a visit... but again, I won't be able to sample. He also suggested Boddington Tank Museum, Corfe Castle at Durdle Door, Portland Bill and the Jailhouse Cafe at the old prison and your swan place. Some of this I can do as part of our Dorset three days, depending on the weather. I'm already thinking of extending those three days if the weather's nice... if there's availability of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Madness playing live on Saturday the 16th at Haydock park oop norf.
    Pack your Fez as well
    This has also gone on the reserve list, but two Fezs (Fezi?) packed just in case. I wouldn't want the daughter to get jealous.

    We can eat out first? My treat!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Get some nutty northern culture down ya!
    Camden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    One on my 'bucket list' is to see orangutans in the wild and I'm considering a personal trip to Borneo at the end of the year... no family, just me to give me a break.
    Sepilok, a great trip but also sad due to the deforestation and the fact there are so many rescued and orphaned babies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    He also suggested Boddington Tank Museum
    I think you mean Bovington, not the beer

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    The new thread title is better. Mendip and his Jesus sandals on a pilgrimage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    The new thread title is better. Mendip and his Jesus sandals on a pilgrimage.
    I think he should stop shaving and cutting his hair to add to the religious imagery when married up to the sandals.

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    ^ Yeah well, I'm going for a 70 Baht special tomorrow morning. That should cover me for the entire pilgrimage.

    Anyway, it all starts tomorrow and I'm all set.

    I spent an hour at Korat's 'Flower Market' with the daughter yesterday to get some goodies, and this is what the cost of nearly five weeks hire of a Rav4 looks like. The guy who I borrow the car from's son is married to a Thai, by way of explanation.



    I've also nearly completed the itinerary. There's plenty of other stuff planned that doesn't require booking and shit. The 'HMS Victory' couple of days I hope will also include Stonehenge, Alvebury and a hovercraft to the Isle of Wight. I'm also thinking of extending the West Bay three nights if the weather is good. I've bought a new geological hammer on Amazon and it will be waiting at my mum's house. A full day at Lyme Regis is a must.



    I've told the daughter that this will be an activity holiday, up early and I won't be drinking anything in the evenings when we stay at my mum's house. And then, today as I was asking me mum to get in some back bacon and decent sausages for Tuesday's breakfast, I heard meself ask for a four-pack of Thatchers Gold. It just happened. Weird.

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    I just checked for you and teh IOW garlic festival is cancelled again this year, shame as if you are there its worth the visit. If you are across and stay a night or two you could fit in the Fishing Trip, this lot I used in the past and its mackerel season

    https://www.blackrockcharters.co.uk/main/

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    ^ excellent, thanks.

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    Every good pilgrimage starts with a haircut and no way was I going to start our journey across southern England with a homemade effort so I splashed out today. All I hear about is how prices are going up and they're not wrong. I used to get the top of the range for 60 Baht.

    A linguist like Edmond doubtless knows what I got for my 100 Baht... yeah, I even left a 20 Baht tip!


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    They ought to raise the price again and get some cleaners in with the extra bucks. My shop charges the same and I tip the same. Have one heck of a good time Mendy. Please remember your travel companion is considerably younger than you. Be prepared for a few deep breaths during your journey.
    Last edited by aging one; 11-07-2022 at 01:54 PM.

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