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  • WageSlave
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    Originally posted by Francko
    I guess she has never been to Siberia. You would expect this comment from anybody else who lived all their lives in the rest of California.
    Have you? Siberia is a big place. A VERY big place. And only parts of it are cold. But the cold parts tend to be very cold. Spent a winter in Novosibirsk a few years back enjoying a temp of -52. Amazingly everything still worked. Yet one fecking leaf on the track and everything in this country falls apart.

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  • Francko
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    "I recall Alistair Cooke saying that the coldest winter he'd ever spent was summer in SanFranCisco."

    I guess she has never been to Siberia. You would expect this comment from anybody else who lived all their lives in the rest of California.

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  • BoredBloke
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    I'm going to ring California today to see if there is any work going as part of my escape plans. I could do with building up the airmiles a bit.

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  • Francko
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    San Francisco has the summer in september/october really. Autumn is fairly mild, can be chilly in the evening because of the fog. Winter is January/February where it rains practically every day. From march to september the weather is generally mild, with occasional chills in the evening and some good sunny days, pretty much a spring. Still a heaven compared to british weather.

    If you’re going to San Francisco
    Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
    If you’re going to San Francisco
    You’re gonna meet some gentle people there

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  • BlasterBates
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    ...that's interesting Rebecca, because I was there in winter and it was cloudy and freezing then as well.

    BlasterBates in "You heard it here second!" mode, beacuse Rebecca got there first.

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  • Rebecca Loos
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    San Francisco's got a weird microclimate

    High summer is not the right time to go there. It will be cloudy and freezing.

    Rebecca in "You heard it here first!" mode

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  • DimPrawn
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    Any coincidence that gay pride week is being held in Frisco this week Spod?

    Hmmm, anything you haven't told us?

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  • SupremeSpod
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    Spod's off

    Back in a week.

    Ciao!

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  • darmstadt
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    I just got back from working in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Never seen so many chavs in my life...

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  • WageSlave
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    Best summed up by:

    And an impotent people,
    Sick with inbreeding,
    Although nothing about short, dark, hairy women, sex with sheep and web-toed banjo playing.

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  • Francko
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    I like Wales.

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  • planetit
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    Excellent Francko. Though maybe a little repetitive.

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  • Francko
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    Originally posted by Lucifer Box
    I'm off to Wales for the weekend. How does that rate in the lifestyle stakes?
    Welsh Landscape


    To live in Wales is to be conscious
    At dusk of the spilled blood
    That went into the making of the wild sky,
    Dyeing the immaculate rivers
    In all their courses.
    It is to be aware,
    Above the noisy tractor
    And hum of the machine
    Of strife in the strung woods,
    Vibrant with sped arrows.
    You cannot live in the present,
    At least not in Wales.
    There is the language for instance,
    The soft consonants
    Strange to the ear.
    There are cries in the dark at night
    As owls answer the moon,
    And thick ambush of shadows,
    Hushed at the fields' corners.
    There is no present in Wales,
    And no future;
    There is only the past,
    Brittle with relics,
    Wind-bitten towers and castles
    With sham ghosts;
    Mouldering quarries and mines;
    And an impotent people,
    Sick with inbreeding,
    Worrying the carcase of an old song. To live in Wales is to be conscious
    At dusk of the spilled blood
    That went into the making of the wild sky,
    Dyeing the immaculate rivers
    In all their courses.
    It is to be aware,
    Above the noisy tractor
    And hum of the machine
    Of strife in the strung woods,
    Vibrant with sped arrows.
    You cannot live in the present,
    At least not in Wales.
    There is the language for instance,
    The soft consonants
    Strange to the ear.
    There are cries in the dark at night
    As owls answer the moon,
    And thick ambush of shadows,
    Hushed at the fields' corners.
    There is no present in Wales,
    And no future;
    There is only the past,
    Brittle with relics,
    Wind-bitten towers and castles
    With sham ghosts;
    Mouldering quarries and mines;
    And an impotent people,
    Sick with inbreeding,
    Worrying the carcase of an old song.

    R.S. Thomas

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  • WageSlave
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    Originally posted by Lucifer Box
    I'm off to Wales for the weekend. How does that rate in the lifestyle stakes?
    I'm collecting the mother-in-law from the airport.

    Wage in 'Nigel' mode.

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  • SupremeSpod
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    Originally posted by Lucifer Box
    I'm off to Wales for the weekend. How does that rate in the lifestyle stakes?
    My parents are moving to Anglesey over the weekend.

    Spod - In "fecking Druids" mode!

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