Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 209671 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2400 on: April 22, 2021, 06:41:19 pm »
It doesn't actually take off from the plastic sheeting or whatever it is, it's on the grass. So not a helipad. And not smooth anymore either.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2401 on: April 24, 2021, 09:50:31 am »
Welcome to Mr Tesco's House of Toothy Comestibles. Literally.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2402 on: April 26, 2021, 11:49:52 am »
Surrey cyclists describes himself as "amateur bikepacker"

Fair.  His sellotaping-all-your-touring-stuff-to-random-bits-of-the-bike technique clearly needs work.

Hang on.

In a time when travel is restricted due to disease, he's going to ride all around the country to raise awareness of another disease?

That trailer looks really uncomfortable to sleep in.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2403 on: April 26, 2021, 01:12:19 pm »
Met a chap with a similar sleeping/luggage trailer in Teslin YT a couple of years ago.  He was walking the Alaska Highway :o And he was spending that night in a motel…
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2404 on: April 26, 2021, 02:27:22 pm »
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink/secret-cocktail-bar-disguised-bookshop-5341124
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One of Bristol's best steak restaurants is launching a secret cocktail bar that will be disguised as an antique bookshop.
So you think there's a new bookshop, but then it turns out to be another cocktail bar. How disappointing.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2405 on: April 27, 2021, 08:32:54 am »
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink/secret-cocktail-bar-disguised-bookshop-5341124
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One of Bristol's best steak restaurants is launching a secret cocktail bar that will be disguised as an antique bookshop.
So you think there's a new bookshop, but then it turns out to be another cocktail bar. How disappointing.

Whereas what we really want is a readeasy hidden out the back of a cocktail bar.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2406 on: April 27, 2021, 08:33:26 am »
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink/secret-cocktail-bar-disguised-bookshop-5341124
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One of Bristol's best steak restaurants is launching a secret cocktail bar that will be disguised as an antique bookshop.
So you think there's a new bookshop, but then it turns out to be another cocktail bar. How disappointing.

Whereas what we really want is a readeasy hidden out the back of a cocktail bar.
:thumbsup: ;D
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2407 on: April 27, 2021, 09:32:24 am »
Surrey cyclists describes himself as "amateur bikepacker"

Fair.  His sellotaping-all-your-touring-stuff-to-random-bits-of-the-bike technique clearly needs work.

Hang on.

In a time when travel is restricted due to disease, he's going to ride all around the country to raise awareness of another disease?

That trailer looks really uncomfortable to sleep in.


Yebbut.... it's for charidee.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2408 on: April 29, 2021, 07:46:09 pm »
https://twitter.com/theeyecollector/status/1387423501284433922?s=20


Compact & bijou.  >:(     I doubt the decor would suit Johnson & Carrie Antoinette.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2409 on: April 30, 2021, 03:47:09 am »
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a secret cocktail bar that will be disguised as an antique bookshop.

In some of the parts of That Florida which cater to college students on holiday, there are bars named "The Library" or similar.

Done, it is said, so that when parents asked their child "where did you go during your break between class sessions?" the answer would be "I spent all my time at The Library".

also the rationale for some places known as "The Office", etc.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2410 on: April 30, 2021, 09:30:05 pm »
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a secret cocktail bar that will be disguised as an antique bookshop.

In some of the parts of That Florida which cater to college students on holiday, there are bars named "The Library" or similar.

Done, it is said, so that when parents asked their child "where did you go during your break between class sessions?" the answer would be "I spent all my time at The Library".

also the rationale for some places known as "The Office", etc.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2411 on: April 30, 2021, 09:33:15 pm »
In Florida, I once made a full-size 'snowman' out of mashed potato.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2412 on: April 30, 2021, 10:26:11 pm »
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2413 on: April 30, 2021, 11:26:48 pm »
Cornholme erotic books note attacks 'cesspit' Hebden Bridge

I've never actually been to Hebden Bridge, but it sounds like a nice place.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2414 on: April 30, 2021, 11:46:59 pm »
The Great Cornholmio?
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2416 on: April 30, 2021, 11:49:29 pm »
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2417 on: May 01, 2021, 06:58:31 am »
Pronounced "Yah-tay" by Bristolians who think Yate residents are snobs.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2418 on: May 01, 2021, 07:10:18 am »
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a secret cocktail bar that will be disguised as an antique bookshop.

In some of the parts of That Florida which cater to college students on holiday, there are bars named "The Library" or similar.

Done, it is said, so that when parents asked their child "where did you go during your break between class sessions?" the answer would be "I spent all my time at The Library".

Yeah, there's a bar called The Library in Leeds, next to the uni (across the road from the Mech Eng building, to be precise). It opened when I was a student in the early 90s, but I believe it is still going strong.

I think, to be fair, the rationale in this case is that the building was a library in a former life.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2419 on: May 01, 2021, 09:24:58 am »
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a secret cocktail bar that will be disguised as an antique bookshop.

In some of the parts of That Florida which cater to college students on holiday, there are bars named "The Library" or similar.

Done, it is said, so that when parents asked their child "where did you go during your break between class sessions?" the answer would be "I spent all my time at The Library".

also the rationale for some places known as "The Office", etc.

When I was a PSO in Manchester in the 1970, one of my housemates* was from Norn Irn. On Sunday lunchtime he insisted we should go to a pub called The Church (not the nearest, but not too far away), so that he could truthfully tell his mother where we'd all been.

*Later a top civil servant in NI. About 15 years ago he showed me his office (more a suite of rooms) at Stormont. The previous occupant had been Martin McGuinness.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2420 on: May 01, 2021, 12:23:10 pm »
Pronounced "Yah-tay" by Bristolians who think Yate residents are snobs.
I've only heard that pronunciation from Yate residents themselves. But on this evidence it's definitely the Florida of the West of England, if not the whole UK. Poor man wanted chicken nuggets and only got a McMuffin...
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2421 on: May 04, 2021, 10:30:26 am »
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a secret cocktail bar that will be disguised as an antique bookshop.

In some of the parts of That Florida which cater to college students on holiday, there are bars named "The Library" or similar.

Done, it is said, so that when parents asked their child "where did you go during your break between class sessions?" the answer would be "I spent all my time at The Library".

Yeah, there's a bar called The Library in Leeds, next to the uni (across the road from the Mech Eng building, to be precise). It opened when I was a student in the early 90s, but I believe it is still going strong.

I think, to be fair, the rationale in this case is that the building was a library in a former life.

There's a Library Alehouse in Santa Monica (well, between Santa Monica and Venice), where I have previously spent several hours in deep study.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2422 on: May 05, 2021, 10:50:17 am »
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2423 on: May 05, 2021, 07:48:52 pm »
Swan found with sock on head in 'mindless prank'

Police looking for suspect with broken arm...
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2424 on: May 05, 2021, 07:57:32 pm »
I just found the other sock halfway up the stairs.  Now I'm going to have to check all the cupboards for angry swans.
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