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Cerne Abbas Giant

Post 181

mari-rae

Graffiti has become art has become legend...has become tourist attraction. And so it goes.

smiley - biggrin


Cerne Abbas Giant

Post 182

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

BigAl has joined the Guild of Random Quotes and thus sends you this complimentary example:

"Of all noxious animals, too, the most noxious is a tourist. And of all tourists the most vulgar, ill-bred, offensive and loathsome is the British tourist".

Rev Francis Kilvert 1840-1879).

Paid another visit to the pub. Still didn't understand much of the conversation - with the notable exception of your ostrich joke. Perhaps one needs to linger a while and have a fewsmiley - ale in order to 'get ones ear in'!


Cerne Abbas Giant

Post 183

mari-rae

smiley - laugh I was certain you were going to say 'American tourist'! hahahah!

Yes, come in and have an smiley - ale. You are only fortunate that Pandora isn't around right now. Nothing makes much sense when she's there, but it is a lot more fun!


Cerne Abbas Giant

Post 184

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

smiley - blushI wouldn't have been so rude as to suggest 'American tourist'.

I look forward to hearing Pandora's conversation with considerable trepidation!

Complimentary random quote: I was once privy to a conversation between two people which went something of along the lines of, " Blah, blah blah. The trouble with you American is........"

Reply: "I'm not a @*%[email protected]* American; I'm Canadian. The trouble with you @*%[email protected]* Europeans is......"

Reply: I'm not a @*%[email protected]* European; I'm English!"smiley - laugh

smiley - cheerssmiley - biggrin


Cerne Abbas Giant

Post 185

mari-rae

smiley - laugh

smiley - cheers


Americans

Post 186

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

smiley - ermAnd then there was the Texan (Bermuda shorts, extremely loud shirt)I once say walking around Salisbury Cathedral grounds (tallest spire in Europe, 404 feet)with his wife. Says:

"My, ain't this a quaint little church!"


Americans

Post 187

Bluebottle

...And the famous American who visited Edinburgh Castle (outside Wessex Researcher group area) and said "How clever of them to build it next to the station"...

<BB<


Americans

Post 188

mari-rae

One was heard here to be very much surprised to discover his hotel was older than the United States. smiley - yikes

Colombus sailed in 1492. In 1585 the first English settlement was established on Roanoke Island. This project was financed by Sir Walter Raleigh who named it Virginia after his sovereign, Queen Elizabeth I.

However, humans lived very well for tens of thousands of years before that on the American continent. Except for the pueblos, though, none of them built stone structures that would survive the ages. (to my knowledge)

Most tribes too carried an oral history, rather than a written one, and much has been lost.

So, the history of the Americas is just as ancient as that of the Europeans. It just isn't as evident.


Americans

Post 189

mari-rae

.....HOWEVER; people from Texas generally are not the brightest, although they keep getting elected.

smiley - tongueout


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Post 190

wimblin

Sign me up please BB. I live in Reading.

smiley - tasmiley - cheers


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Post 191

Bluebottle

Welcome to the club - we're certainly getting quite a few people from Reading, and I'm likely to move there by the end of the year. So, two questions - got a job? And do you know any good, cheap places for me to live?

<BB<


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Post 192

wimblin

Hi BB

I do work. I've lived here all my life. I've always managed to find work in the area and a place to live.

Cheap places to live - usually anywhere on the edges of the town centre. The local papers have got adverts for places to rent. Look at www.getreading.co.uk This is the website for the Reading Evening Post which is published Monday to Friday or you can try www.fish4.co.uk which has jobs, cars and houses for rent or buy in it.

Why are you migrating to Reading? Work or personal? I know several people who've moved to the area for reasons various.

Hope this is of some help.

smiley - cheerssmiley - smiley




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Post 193

Bluebottle

I'll be moving mainly for work reasons, and to get nearer family and friends. At the moment I'm getting the Reading Chronicle posted to me as its more reliable than tryign to look at websites with this computer!

<BB<


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Post 194

Vip

smiley - footprints


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Post 195

wimblin

Smart move BB getting the Chronicle posted to you. Lots of nightlife in Reading, depending on what you want. Bars/pubs to suit all sorts and lots of different places to eat out. My personal favourite is the London Street Brasserie. Not cheap but food and service are always good. Al Amin do a very good Indian takeaway and they deliver. Always happy to help if you need any info.

smiley - cheerssmiley - tasmiley - ale


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Post 196

Bluebottle

At the moment I'm a bit far away to enjoy the Reading nightlife...

I'm annoyed that the Reading Chronicle is £1 more expensive to have posted than the Isle of Wight County Press when it isn't as big and is travelling 50 miles less to reach me. I have a feeling that I'm being conned.

<BB<


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Post 197

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

I wanna join!

I live in Swindon.


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Post 198

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

Welcome to the club Mr Deadful.(Have you read the Guide Artic;le about your 'Magic Roundabout'?

smiley - biggrin


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Post 199

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

It's at A2998452.

smiley - biggrin


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Post 200

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

I actually read the entry earlier this afternoon.

The Magic Roundabout is one of the reasons why I've put off learning to drive... it scares me.


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