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  1. Back from Andorra where I got: some tobacco three and a half litres of gin (1.75 of bombay dry, and 1.75 of bombay sapphire) some wine glasses 1 kg of sugar snakes 15 kgs of sugar a selection of togs for Mrs Timtum a tankful of diesel at 80p per litre 14 CDs (sonic youth, tom waits, buffalo springfield, lambchop) a two course meal (some stew thing with bits of unidentified meat and chorizo floating in lentils, followed by catalan sausage) and a haircut. I was stopped twice by customs on the way home. Must have been the haircut.
  2. I've just been cycling again. It is the variety of life that makes it worth living. Now I am going to try and do some of that instant messaging internet stuff for the first time. Oh, and tomorrow I am going to Andorra to buy some unfeasibly cheap tobacco, a bottle or two of gin, and some electronic gizmos that I will never use. And today is my 16th day without booze. I have emerged out of the other side of the climbing walls while perspiring freely stage.
  3. ........and following another thread.... The Family Cat http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=lL48CZRC9NE
  4. And by gosh this takes me back The splendidly named Blubbery Hellbellies http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tln_CSVsOs
  5. Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=eATaV2umnEs Possibly my favourite song! And also possibly my favourite cover - the Clash http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=zS3wuG4szv0
  6. Crazyhead - Have love will travel http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=B3CQRaQaPkc I think it is probably better live and following drink.
  7. On my walk with a stupid dog I saw: three shirehorses two eagles an adder and two builders
  8. On my walk just listened to the Nowhere album by Ride Is there a better outro to a song than this? http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=1hlzJi9XCJE Followed it up with the first disc of the Pulse album by Pink Floyd with Sam Brown (always had a thing for her) wailing in the background.
  9. Just bought both those! Not sure though. Listening to this Cat Power stuff now http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=MJfQXS1hKDo&NR=1
  10. Congratulations to all three of you in the ontour family. I am off for a walk with a dog.
  11. I'm back from my stroll in the woods. I met some old folk from Nantucket.......... Do we still have a limerick thread?
  12. Back from the Ikea experience. Absolutely heaving at 1130 on a Thursday morning. On the way home I ate a large slice of quiche lorraine. Yum. Diet again tomorrow then.
  13. I've managed a 10km bicycle ride and a two hour mountain walk today. I am pooped. Off to bed with me then. Good night God bless.
  14. Just had a whole bundle of stuff delivered by those nice people at Amazon (
  15. I am afraid so. I send up many apologies to those who have to view my glorious tush. Currently wearing Fortunately the only ones likely to be glimpsing it are French. I am too scared to cycle in the UK (and some thieving git swiped my bike).
  16. The cycling is going very well so far. I have managed to get out of bed and put the lycra on. Thinking of segueing into some gentle bicycle fettling within the next hour or so. With a bit of luck, rain may then stop play. I'm sure its the same for Lance on his comeback.
  17. This morning I have visited a selection of Chateaux in Margaux and Pauillac. As I am currently barred from taking drink it was a complete and utter waste of time. Apart from the scenery, sense of history, and a cheeky bottle of something for my dad. Bride lands in two hours. Hurray!
  18. Just breakfasted myself on bread, jam and yoghurt. At the next table were seated two English couples straight from a casting session for the remake of Terry and June. French conversation was achieved via the medium of shouting in English with a bit of pointing thrown in for extra marks. Toast was burnt which appeared to be the tragi/comedy happening of the year. And Geoff was told by Angie to moderate his language after spraying himself inadvertently with a sachet of marmalade. Marvellous.
  19. Bordeaux is lovely. The drive through the vineyards of the Graves was beautiful with lots of names redolent with hangovers fondly remembered. I have spoilt it all by staying at a hotel Premiere Classe. My room looks like a Scandinavian prison cell (Shadow may be able to swap notes tomorrow).
  20. I am about to drive to Bordeaux to meet Mrs Timtum who is flying over for the weekend.
  21. The cat owned by my neighbours here rejoices in the name of Tampon. Its the little things in life that make it worth living.
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