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« on: July 30, 2011, 09:28:09 PM »

So where and when are you going and what would you prefer to be doing if the choice was entirely up to you with no climate change or financial considerations?

We are about to take 2 weeks on our (very elderly!) canal boat.
If I had the choice it would involve swimming in a warm sea - probably eastern Med - and/or going far further afield - USA, Indian sub-continent, Far East, South America - so much of the world I have not seen!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 10:36:35 PM »

Hoping to have a couple of days camping in Wales and then trying to sort a few days by the sea in Cornwall.... which has to be one of my personal favourites.
And if money(and time) were no object?
I must be at the sad stage of life when I've started looking back but having been brought up in some exotic corners of the globe I'd love to take my wife and kids and show them where I've had the privilege of living & visiting, West Malaysia, Kenya, Uganda, Argentina, and the like... my only worry is that things would have changed so much that it would spoil my memories...
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 08:26:47 AM »

Greenbelt next week; then a week walking on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path with wifey in mid-September.  We'll probably do a couple of days walking, followed by a day doing something less strenuous, and rotate that pattern for the 9 or 10 days we'll be away.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 06:15:09 AM »

Just back from interesting and relaxed time in West Wales. Variable weather but beaches still attracted and entertained us.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 07:27:52 AM »

Had the first two week of the month on our narrow-boat, now gearing up for Greenbelt... after which I had better get some work done!
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 10:11:18 PM »

Back for a weekend of work (Weddings & the like) now off fo a bit of R&R at the land's end....
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 04:34:52 PM »

Don't know about the rest of you all, but it is freezing in my patch. I will be forced to put the heat on this evebing. Been raining most of the day as well. Good job I am retired, and so it's not a bank Holiday :) :)
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 06:05:40 PM »

Just back from Land's end and it's not too bad... by the look of the grass we could really do with some rain though!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2011, 05:06:53 PM »

The bank holiday was bloomin' cold! I was camping... However it could not diminish the wonderful event which is Greenbelt.  Just about managed to stay awake for work on Wednesday - luckily there was enough paperwork to take up most of the day so there was no risk to customers' clocks!
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 07:06:33 AM »

Just about to head off for the Greeenbelt Festival again, then (with probably only a day to turn round in) off for 2 weeks on our narrow-boat.
What is anyone else doing this year?
P.S. had a wonderful 10 days in Israel/Palestine earlier this year - read all about it at http://rissiclocks.blogspot.co.uk/
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2013, 11:49:44 AM »

3 day Retreat at Northumbria Community, followed by 5 days at Alnmouth. Called at the Priory to say hello and stayed for Evensong(had to edit one bit as I am not that far up the candle :))

5 days in Dumfries and Galloway including a tour of the Bladnoch Distillery to add a spiritual dimension :)

Just of to Cambridge for the wedding of my Niece on Sat. Tour of Clare College on Friday, and a personal pilgrimage to Little Gidding on the way home on Sunday.

Enjoy Greenbelt clockman - who is there this year?
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2013, 11:52:34 PM »

do you mean musicians, performing arts, speakers, or what?  ;D
sadly one person will not be as he died earlier this year - a very lovely man called Roger Hanson...
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2013, 06:01:15 PM »

A late reply clockman, but did you enjoy Greenbelt?
Did you get to hear Jim Wallis, and if so what did he speak on?

Were you the oldest there? :) Just looked at the stickers in a Bible from when I was last there. Greenbelt 76 and Greenbelt 77!!! I still remember a session by John Peck on "God's Double Image"
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2013, 06:32:23 PM »

Next time you're en route to Land's End, let us know, Vic, we're just over the Tamar!

We holiday each year in a bungalow I part own in East Devon. Sounds parochial, but it's 70 miles and a world away from where I work. Also means we can keep it up for anyone else who wants to stay there for the rest of the year.

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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2013, 06:55:05 PM »

A late reply to your late reply Chad!
Thanks, yes I had a wonderful time (most of the time!*) - but as for being the oldest there - CHEEK! I was a spring chicken compared to many... :-)
Sadly I did not have a chance to listen to Jim's talks (I was on duty at the time) but did have a brief chat with him when he was waiting for transport...
What was the gist of the talk on God's double image? That was well before I started going - 2000 was my first year, but I haven't missed any since.
*there were times when I was on duty with nothing happening for ages when it got a bit tedious.... but such is the way of things.
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