saturday as the universe expands exponentially

'ning

ride in the nippy, cafes, mince pie, laze
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,106
    Morning black marketeers

    Windy, chilly and grey. Most of the snow and ice is gone.
    Ride on the rollers for me. None of that hypothermia bollox.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,365
    Morning. OMFG! Hangover from hell. Works do got very very very messy last night. Beers, ciders, shots and cocktails. Rolled in at 1:30am. Man do I feel ill. :s


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297

    Morning. OMFG! Hangover from hell. Works do got very very very messy last night. Beers, ciders, shots and cocktails. Rolled in at 1:30am. Man do I feel ill. :s

    Hypocrit! I remember you complaining about your sim rolling in at a similar time and state 😂
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,536

    Man do I feel ill. :s

    Day 4 of the snots 'n' grots para mi. Though better night's sleep, only just awaken.

    The pretty white stuff is all gone! (Best make that phone call).

    Hopefully won't feel quite so rough today, and maybe actually do something. Festive spirit? Bah. And humbug.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,800
    Morning Peeps, first day of a 17 day break for me :) Slight panic when junior tried backing her car down the drive which had iced over and took a little detour off the tarmac - next time she might take my advice to park down the bottom of the drive...

    Brekky and coffee time. Later is undecided.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,106
    Half a bottle of wine and a few shots of Vodka for me. Feeling fine. Had the sense to drink some milk before bed.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,106
    Stevo_666 said:

    Morning Peeps, first day of a 17 day break for me :) Slight panic when junior tried backing her car down the drive which had iced over and took a little detour off the tarmac - next time she might take my advice to park down the bottom of the drive...

    Brekky and coffee time. Later is undecided.

    Take her to an empty car park and she can learn how to control a slide/temper the throttle. I did this in Sweden in the local ice hockey stadium car park with the then GF's father.
    Great fun and taught me a lot.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,800
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Morning Peeps, first day of a 17 day break for me :) Slight panic when junior tried backing her car down the drive which had iced over and took a little detour off the tarmac - next time she might take my advice to park down the bottom of the drive...

    Brekky and coffee time. Later is undecided.

    Take her to an empty car park and she can learn how to control a slide/temper the throttle. I did this in Sweden in the local ice hockey stadium car park with the then GF's father.
    Great fun and taught me a lot.
    Good idea, though looks like it's melting starting today. This one was down to gravity - it's about a 1 in 5 slope.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,190
    Morning folks, traditional slow start is being enjoyed. Going to get female offspring shortly, male one is due back tomorrow or Monday so we'll soon have a full house.
    Warming up a little today supposedly, still looking frosty out there though.
    Have a good day everyone
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ola

    just walked hound. cold.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,365
    seanoconn said:

    Morning. OMFG! Hangover from hell. Works do got very very very messy last night. Beers, ciders, shots and cocktails. Rolled in at 1:30am. Man do I feel ill. :s

    Hypocrit! I remember you complaining about your sim rolling in at a similar time and state 😂
    Haha! True! I'm old enough to know better. He isn't. That said he rolled in at around 3.30am and is still in bed.
    Need some toast and honey with a half block of butter on it.


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,326
    brrr, nippy with the peri-solsticial sun low in the sky

    usual road for hill repeats was iced up at the top, and at the summit of london, whitestone pond is frozen over, no sign of the ducks

    mince pie time
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • 10K run in the snow this morning followed by a soak in the hot tub. Now helping MrsHD with some work.
    Wrapping later.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,509
    Museum. Garden of gethsemane, couple of churches. Mooch. Listen to noon call to prayer. Get caught in the rush. More mooching. Falafel. Nap. Might go and sit in the sun for a bit.
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Afternoon. Supermarket visited. Dog destroyed best cycling shoes. Pissedmerightoff. Taking Thomas junior to a birthday party in a few minutes followed by taking the dog up the Heath for a walk as it won’t be horribly icy up there. Not that the ungrateful hound deserves it ☹️
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,800

    Museum. Garden of gethsemane, couple of churches. Mooch. Listen to noon call to prayer. Get caught in the rush. More mooching. Falafel. Nap. Might go and sit in the sun for a bit.

    What's the temperature like out there B3?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,509
    Stevo_666 said:

    Museum. Garden of gethsemane, couple of churches. Mooch. Listen to noon call to prayer. Get caught in the rush. More mooching. Falafel. Nap. Might go and sit in the sun for a bit.

    What's the temperature like out there B3?
    19/20 degrees, feels warmer in the sun. A bit chillier at night, but not cold.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297

    Museum. Garden of gethsemane, couple of churches. Mooch. Listen to noon call to prayer. Get caught in the rush. More mooching. Falafel. Nap. Might go and sit in the sun for a bit.

    How does the history balance with the tourism/volume of people? Do you get a chance to soak it in or is it all a bit overwhelming?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,509
    seanoconn said:

    Museum. Garden of gethsemane, couple of churches. Mooch. Listen to noon call to prayer. Get caught in the rush. More mooching. Falafel. Nap. Might go and sit in the sun for a bit.

    How does the history balance with the tourism/volume of people? Do you get a chance to soak it in or is it all a bit overwhelming?
    We visited the major sights in Jerusalem and Bethlehem yesterday with an organised tour, which was great. It seems we were really lucky, hardly any queues or crowds. You can wait up to 3-4 hours to get in to e.g. the grotto which is meant to be where Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but we walked straight in.

    Walking the streets of the old town today, when everyone was off to noon prayers was brilliant. The old town is really atmospheric and beautiful.

    I've really enjoyed it.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297


    In-laws garden today
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,095

    seanoconn said:

    Museum. Garden of gethsemane, couple of churches. Mooch. Listen to noon call to prayer. Get caught in the rush. More mooching. Falafel. Nap. Might go and sit in the sun for a bit.

    How does the history balance with the tourism/volume of people? Do you get a chance to soak it in or is it all a bit overwhelming?
    We visited the major sights in Jerusalem and Bethlehem yesterday with an organised tour, which was great. It seems we were really lucky, hardly any queues or crowds. You can wait up to 3-4 hours to get in to e.g. the grotto which is meant to be where Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but we walked straight in.

    Walking the streets of the old town today, when everyone was off to noon prayers was brilliant. The old town is really atmospheric and beautiful.

    I've really enjoyed it.
    I was chatting to a friend saying I'd like to go hiking around there but not sure what it's like when you're away from the tourist areas.
    Sounds like it's still worth visiting.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,509
    thistle_ said:

    seanoconn said:

    Museum. Garden of gethsemane, couple of churches. Mooch. Listen to noon call to prayer. Get caught in the rush. More mooching. Falafel. Nap. Might go and sit in the sun for a bit.

    How does the history balance with the tourism/volume of people? Do you get a chance to soak it in or is it all a bit overwhelming?
    We visited the major sights in Jerusalem and Bethlehem yesterday with an organised tour, which was great. It seems we were really lucky, hardly any queues or crowds. You can wait up to 3-4 hours to get in to e.g. the grotto which is meant to be where Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but we walked straight in.

    Walking the streets of the old town today, when everyone was off to noon prayers was brilliant. The old town is really atmospheric and beautiful.

    I've really enjoyed it.
    I was chatting to a friend saying I'd like to go hiking around there but not sure what it's like when you're away from the tourist areas.
    Sounds like it's still worth visiting.
    Yes. Very much worth visiting. Hiking would be spectacular, if arid, and as I understand it, you can get shot if you wander in to the wrong zone.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,536
    My late père 'converted' in his 50s from a polisman to a CoS minister, doing that student thang when one is 49 and counting...😳 He had a 'must do' on his bucket list to visit Jerusalem et al. Never made it, circumstances got in the way.

    Anyway, did you meet 'Superstar' in the garden of Gethsemane, crooning away to those Andrew L-W toons? And did you side with the Judean People's Front (expletives!) or The People's Front of Judea?
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,509
    I've always been part of the Popular Front...(splitters).
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,106
    johngti said:

    Dog destroyed best cycling shoes. Pissedmerightoff. ☹️

    It's alright, it's not like you use them much.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    pinno said:

    johngti said:

    Dog destroyed best cycling shoes. Pissedmerightoff. ☹️

    It's alright, it's not like you use them much.

    True that. Kinda makes it hard to start though
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,800
    johngti said:

    pinno said:

    johngti said:

    Dog destroyed best cycling shoes. Pissedmerightoff. ☹️

    It's alright, it's not like you use them much.

    True that. Kinda makes it hard to start though
    Get some flats and trainers. Problem solved.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,106
    johngti said:

    pinno said:

    johngti said:

    Dog destroyed best cycling shoes. Pissedmerightoff. ☹️

    It's alright, it's not like you use them much.

    True that. Kinda makes it hard to start though
    Get a lovely new shiny pair to kick start your motivation - new year coming and all that.
    (Fizik tempo FWIW)
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,106
    Stevo_666 said:

    johngti said:

    pinno said:

    johngti said:

    Dog destroyed best cycling shoes. Pissedmerightoff. ☹️

    It's alright, it's not like you use them much.

    True that. Kinda makes it hard to start though
    Get some flats and espadrilles. That's wot i did. Problem solved.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    pinno said:

    johngti said:

    pinno said:

    johngti said:

    Dog destroyed best cycling shoes. Pissedmerightoff. ☹️

    It's alright, it's not like you use them much.

    True that. Kinda makes it hard to start though
    Get a lovely new shiny pair to kick start your motivation - new year coming and all that.
    (Fizik tempo FWIW)
    Spring time is what I have decided I think. I have an uncomfortable pair of northwaves for the crappy weather. January will be all about building activity, mostly running (intention is at least a mile a day). Set the turbo back up in the conservatory when Christmas decorations come down and start spinning the legs up. Rugby season is over at the beginning of March so I’ll then be more inclined to get up and out on a Sunday morning.

    That’s the plan anyway!