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Post 1

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

I thought this Entry got into the EG rather too quickly - before anyting could be said about the effects of tourists in the UK (Grockles, Emmetts etc).

There is also the kind of tourists who can afford to indulge in 'Space Tourism', e.g. see:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=488426&in_page_id=1965

There are also BBC websites discussing Richard Branson's ambitions in space tourism.

smiley - 2cents


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Post 2

Gnomon - time to move on

The Entry was in the Guide since 23 March 1999. All I did was update it with some extra information I thought should be in there. If there is other stuff you think should be in it, you can update it too.

smiley - smiley


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Post 3

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Yes, I know on both counts. Just got too much on my plate at present (IRL) even to write those Enties which I'd l9ikew too.

However, ref 'How to Recognise a British Person in America' I had direct experience of the exact opposite. Walking through Salisbury Cathedral Close one saummer behind a rather corpulent man and his wife, the man wearing a very loud Bermida-pattern shirt and similar buit clashing shorts. I was within earshot and in a Texan drawl he said to his wife, 'My, what a quaint little church' smiley - grrsmiley - steam

On another occasion, I was returning from a camping holiday in France and had stopped off overnight at a campsite just outside Le Havre, pending catching the ferry next morning. Whilst in the toilet/shower block I struck up conversation withan English person, who said he had been going down to the same campsite in the South of France for 25 years. 'It's absolutely great' he said. 'I get onto the motorway and drive straiight sdown to the south coast non-stop. I spend a fortnight on the campside which has all English food, fish and chips etc, then I get onto the motorway and head back. I don't have to speak to a French person the entire time I'm there'.

What is the point?


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Post 4

Gnomon - time to move on

I included your 25-years-in-the-south-of-France guy in the Entry, you'll see, as the "Stay-puttist".


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Post 5

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

So you did smiley - oksmiley - smiley


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