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Postby Fran » 08 Mar 2006, 00:54

Where I am is pretty built up but there are still places local to go walking and take in views of the pennines. I like to get up to the peak district whenever I can, but my walkin buddy has been living in New Zealand for the last year and therefore hardly got out, Shes back soon though so will get back into it. We did our Duke of Edinburgh Gold award when we were 17 and just carried on stomping since. Never been walking in Scotland though, cycled round Loch Lomond though, what a killer that was! :D
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Postby Doive » 08 Mar 2006, 01:09

Aye, I can imagine! I have a friend who lives in Fort William, on a croft in Muirshearlich up behind the town - on second thoughts, it's actually my most favourite place in Scotland.... anyway, I still remember vividly the first time I went up there, it was dark when we arrived. Being summer, we stayed outside in the caravan, and the following morning was warm, clear and sunny. He pulled back the curtains, and I was greeted by Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor and Cairn Mor Dearg right in front of me. The view from that house is truly awesome, I'm sitting giggling to myself just thinking about it. I'll see if I can dig out a picture. Must get up there again this summer, I'm suffering withdrawl symptoms.
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Postby Fran » 08 Mar 2006, 01:20

I've just been reading the hamsters thread and having a good o'l chuckle to myself. 7. Walking, 8. Awesome Countryside. Ha Ha just remebered, making my pcbs yesterday, the tanks got a leak, I filled up the spraywash and it just poured out, then left the heat on a bit high and probably melted a new hole in the acid tank, nice orange floor now, Oooops :oops:

A photo if I can work this link thing!

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Postby Doive » 08 Mar 2006, 22:43

Found a photo! It's not one of mine, I don't have any decent ones, haven't been up with my new camera yet. But this is the view I was greeted with that morning!

<img src="http://www.nevis-view.co.uk/images/Panorama43_44l.jpg">

Absolutely breathtaking. Man I miss it up there.
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Postby Fran » 08 Mar 2006, 22:52

Wow thats a view 8) I'd give it all up now, to wake up to that each mornin! You used to live there then? :D
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Postby Doive » 08 Mar 2006, 23:05

Nah, a very good friend of mine from uni was raised there, his folks still have a croft up there. I think some day I'll ply his father with whisky and talk him into selling me a bit of land. Then I'll build myself a little crofters cottage. And a huge shed for cars.
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Postby Fran » 08 Mar 2006, 23:11

Well yeah, I'd do the same......Do you speak gaelic? or do you have any idea of how hard a language it is to pick up....thats all thats stopping me fulfilling my dreams :roll:
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Postby penski » 10 Mar 2006, 18:36

I'm more of a bright-lights and broadband type, myself...

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PS: I could sort you with a broadband connection but it'd cost a few bob.
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Postby Fran » 10 Mar 2006, 18:45

Ha Ha :lol: Its only the Western Isles were talkin, not the moon! :wink:
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Postby Doive » 11 Mar 2006, 02:44

I did the whole bright lights and broadband thing for five years in Edinburgh, sick to the back teeth of it now.

Getting broadband in some parts of the western isles will be a good laugh Fran, some of the islands don't even have leccytricity. As for gaelic, I've heard it spoken quite a bit but have no idea how to learn it, it's a fearsomely complicated language where the words have no real relationship to the english translation - apart of course from some modern technologies which have no gaelic word. So funny to hear a news report in gallic, randomly interspersed with english words like 'helicopter' or 'submarine'.
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Postby Fran » 11 Mar 2006, 09:18

I think its just a good way of keepin english folk/the rest of the worlds population ORF MY LAND!!! :lol:
Sod it I'll just have to set up my own pottery/art studio and deal with the tourists....As for Broadband, If your going back to basics the well it can only be telegrams and dial up for me, just give us a week between replies :wink:
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Postby Doive » 01 Apr 2006, 01:00

Well, first week done in my new job, and I'm really enjoying it. Good bunch of lads in the office, interesting work, Radio 2 on live streaming and all is well. As the new guy though, everyone takes the piss. Turns out the guy beside me is an old car freak and drives a 3 litre Senny, although he wants a BMW 750i - the more cylinders the better he reckons. Things may get interesting with two car freaks who enjoy buying old wrecks. Planning silly purchases already - first off is the e23 735i round at the local specialist dealer. :shock: :D
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Postby shuvit-tim » 03 Apr 2006, 21:52

sorry to be so late in congratulating you mate! nice one! good to see there is hope!

i'm temping with a company called halcrow at the mo in health and safety. Had a couple of interviews with MWH and the Env agency so fingers crossed. Might be heading up to warrington if any of you lot are local to that area!
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Postby Fran » 05 Apr 2006, 23:35

Hey, glad your job is going ok! I just got one too so wont be moving up your way, but never mind.

Still not had chance to start on my kad, but hopefully get some progress pics on for yah.
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