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I may have done something dumb.

http://twitter.com/Pendlemac

Don't expect much on there, it's just so I can keep up with some people.

( Er. Hang on. I said that about LJ and Facebook didn't I? :-) )

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Quote from a BBC article :-

Dr Magnanti ( the woman who's now admitted being 'Belle de Jour' ) told the Sunday Times she worked as a prostitute from 2003 to late 2004, and found it "so much more enjoyable" than her shifts in another job as a computer programmer.

Sex more enjoyable than programming? Why did no one tell me this before?

:-))

Current Mood: silly silly

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Dear Lurgy

Please either bog off or turn into something serious so I can be looked after by nurses in hospital.

Stop plonking about like a spare wotsit at a wedding.

No love,
Me

Current Mood: drained drained

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Things that are good :-

I'm on holiday until Tuesday.
I'm booked to go to Oswestry and join about 120 other nutters folk to do wonderful things to help restore the Montgomery Canal.

Things that are not good :-

I've been tired and coughing badly all day. Dunno if it's the after-effects of there maybe not being quite enough ventilation when using paint last night or if it's this lurgy that's reported to be about. I shall be a little bit peed-off if I miss the canal camp!

Update : It's now Friday morning and the coughing has turned into a full-scale lurgy. So, no canal camp. Bum!

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I appear to need some new braincells as the following happened this morning. ( Mon. )

Wanders into work and sees guy who was ill last week is back in. I cover for him on a daily check for a client so I ask 'Are you in all week, as I'm off Friday?'

At which point he replies 'I know you are and, according to the holiday calendar, you're off next Monday as well.'

At this point I went 'What?'!

After double checking with the holiday booking sheets it appears that I'd completely forgotten about a days holiday I'd booked.

Oh dear!

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This was going to be a rant about something rotten that happened at the airshow.

But, a close friend has just lost someone very dear to them.

Puts losing a lump of metal and plastic into perspective, doesn't it?

Probably put the details up tomorrow.

Current Mood: tired tired

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Have found that there are 2 six o'clocks in a day I'm just about to head off for Southport and my stint on the Vulcan stand.

Don't forget 558 will also be at Manchester Airport later.

Wish me luck!

ps Anyone who gets the title is showing their age! :-)
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Back from riding little trains in Wales.

Had some good news.

Not only is the Vulcan displaying at around 4pm on Sunday at Southport, but, on the way there, she's doing a missed approach and climb out at Manchester Airport!!!!!

YAY!

( All the above is subject to weather and serviceability of course. )

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Looks like standing around in the cold winds of Nottinghamshire was not 'A Good Thing' as I now have a cold. ( It ain't flu as I can still do things! )

Hopefully next years do near Reading will be better weather wise despite still being on August Bank Holiday when the weather gods love being evil to mere mortals.

Hmm. We are at Beale Park. Anyone know how close that is to the Reading Festival site, and what date that is next year?

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Back from canal show.

Somewhat embarassing when there's a rather large picture of you on a poster advertising WRG stuck on the side of one of the WRG vans.

I'm also in a photo taken at the WRG Training Weekend that's in the latest magazine of the canal restoration society that are working on the canal where we train. ( Lichfield and Hatherton )

Anyway, next year instead of 2 days helping mum and dad with the LCT stand I'll be there for a week or so with the WRG camp that sets up the event. Should be hard work but fun.

BTW, I've now got my own gallery up and running at http://www.pendlesider.me.uk/coppermine/index.php so new photos will appear there in future instead of on Flickr and LJ Scrapbook.

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At IWA National Canal Show sited by East Midlands Parkway station on the A453 near Kegworth.

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Bloody hell!

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Things are going to get fun over the next 2 1/2 months.

Tomorrow I'll be in Blackpool all day helping run the stand for the Vulcan mob. XH558 ( http://www.vulcantothesky.org ) will be displaying at about four fifiteen on the way back to base from Whitehaven. Looks like it'll be a flypast, circuit and spiral climb-out. Only got confirmation yesterday due to delays from the organisers and problems with paperwork that stopped the Vulcan flying. The stand will be in the RAF compound apparently near Typhoon and Tornado mock-ups.

22nd of August I'll be in Manchester helping at a stand for the Vulcan at an event in the Airport Viewing Park.

Bank Holiday weekend will be spent near Nottingham helping mum and dad on the Canal Trust stand at the IWA National Festival.

End of September will be taken up with a visit to a holiday cottage in Wales with the parents followed by an early return home to be at Southport on the 26th and 27th of September to help with the Vulcan Village at the last show she'll do this year.

Finally, the weekend of the 16th and 17th October will be spent on the Montgomery Canal at the WRG reunion camp, should be about 150 there.

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Forgot to add that while in Switzerland I went on the 'Chocolate Train' which goes to Gruyères as well as a chocolate factory. While walking to the chateau in Gruyères I noticed the H.R. Giger museum and, having a rail pass that also gives free entry to Swiss museums, I decided to go in. I hadn't realised that the stuff in 'Alien' is some of his mildest work!

Current Mood: surprised surprised

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