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    Fishing,Real Ale,Football and the great outdoors.

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  1. Well Jethro,your advice about sharp elbows was correct,however not to get near the stalls at Bath Xmas market,but on the train journey down,packed to the rafters,enjoyed the day but prices reflected the horrendous charges the vendors have to pay.A good friend of mine puts up and takes down the chalets in Salisbury,the rent prices he quoted were eye watering,will return in Feb for the rooftop spa for my birthday,its a lovely city.
  2. Having avoided the great Shepton Mallet shambles,final check for the Bath Xmas market tomorrow,wetsuit,check,flippers check,snorkel check,mud cleaners for keeping the flippers clean,check so all good to go lol
  3. Thanks for your brutal Trip Advisor report on the Xmas alternative that wasn't Jethro,had looked on the internet as it was indoors.Wednesday is looking drier by recent standards,so its on the train,park and ride,then its March of the Penguins round Bath Xmas Market,got some inside form though,because last year we went to Winchester Xmas Market,for the March of even more Penguins,so shouldn't be too surprised lol.
  4. Well done Mapantz,i would pay good money to see anyone attempt to put anything other than Dreamie bikkies down my cat Big Teds throat,deranged doesn't do him justice lol
  5. Agree with the above comments re John Wilson,very sad news indeed,the fact that I still fish regularly today is without question due to him and like minded anglers,big loss to fishing,massive loss to his family and close friends.
  6. Being addicted to the outdoors and seeing recent pictures of my lovely Hampshire Avon at twilight on here,late afternoon saw a fly past by the Kingfishers,river like a pink millpool,fish swirling on the surface,bats then swooping about and a lovely 5lb 6 oz Chub to top things off what a glorious few hours.
  7. Back from a lovely holiday in Devon,just outside Honiton,looked up,saw 3 Red Kites,first sighting ever,nice end to proceedings.
  8. Could easily have been taken away today by the men in white coats,walking up and down mowing,soaked to the skin and laughing my head off,so nice for everything to be soaked by rain instead of ruddy sweat lol
  9. According to folklore if it doesn't rain for 68 days,it will never rain again.
  10. I garden for a living,have lost most of my grasscutting,dealing with idiots who wont water their gardens,im fair haired and fair skin into the bargain lol......however,friends that run food kiosks,who had a terrible spring are doing well but farmers,garden centres ect are having a difficult time,so my take on it....21 c....everyone can operate in those temps,sleep nights,tan safely if they want,the prospect of 35 c here in the South quite frankly concerns me,but its what we have got and its not going any time soon.
  11. Just a reminder in this heat,if you have a bird feeding station please remember to keep the bird bath filled with water,this weather is starting to exact a toll on our feathered friends.
  12. Much as I understand peoples interest in extremes,that aside,things are starting to get a bit iffy,many trades are doing well from this weather,but others are suffering badly too,gardeners and growers wondering where the next drop of rain is coming from,local garden centres reporting a collapse of footfall,its not a rant or moan,just an observation as to how a particular weather type can affect people so differently.