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Message 90622 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 10:02:15 UTC - in response to Message 90620.  

I do hope your shower works for visitors as well. Richard says his shower works, but for me it only does cold, very cold and ice cold. This while the faucet on the sink does give hot water. So I suspect sabotage. 🙄😒ðŸ˜Ī😟ðŸĪŠðŸ˜ĩ😠
I think it must be something he said. My shower has just welcomed me with a perfectly adequate supply of hot water, the same as it does every morning. Maybe it understands Dutch better than I do?

Or perhaps I have inadvertently allowed Brexit-supporting plumbing into my house - that would be more worrying. I don't remember it having this problem with Americans.
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Message 90624 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 11:49:32 UTC

And now I've been entrusted with his laundry. Let's hope my washing machine hasn't joined the same plumbers' union as the shower.
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Message 90625 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 12:44:02 UTC - in response to Message 90622.  

See? Sabotage!
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Message 90627 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 15:30:30 UTC - in response to Message 90625.  

See? Sabotage!

mean while :)
Jord, I hope you are having a good time in merry old England :)
Richard thank you for looking after and taking care of Jord :)

Best Wishes,
. . . byron.
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Message 90628 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 15:41:15 UTC - in response to Message 90616.  

Now, if only Annie would pick up her phone when I call her, but apparently she's busy elsewhere. I'll try again later.
Annie called me a moment ago, everything is - within reason - all right. She does have trouble with her landline, but the mobile(s) is (are) working fine.

For the moment it looks like we'll meet on Thursday, although she let drop she hasn't been in Wales for absolute ages, and I'll be in the neighborhood, so perhaps I'll have to do a cross country drive to pick her up and take her back with me. Which I would totally do. Just holler, Ann. ðŸĪĐ😁
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Message 90629 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 16:34:46 UTC - in response to Message 90624.  

And now I've been entrusted with his laundry.
Laundry delivered to the sleeping Jord - washed, dried and folded. I must have been a Dhobi wallah in a previous life.
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Message 90630 - Posted: 8 Mar 2019, 16:49:37 UTC - in response to Message 90629.  

I wasn't sleeping, but on the phone with Annie. I didn't immediately see what you brought in as I wasn't wearing my glasses, but would've thanked you there and then if I'd known that was it.👍ðŸĪŸðŸ‘
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Message 90638 - Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 10:35:58 UTC

Got to Rob safely yesterday, who immediately took me on a walk to the next door town. Now, some of Stone's houses may lie within spitting distance to the marina, but that doesn't mean that its town center is. So, half an hour later, growling from hunger, I had a tosti with sausage for an eye watering ÂĢ4.50 at the local M&S. From there to actual town was three minutes. End of the day had me another 12k steps done...

Slept okay, despite me being larger than the bed. Another boat, another adventure, more swaying. And this morning my first HOT shower in a week! What a pleasure!

So, now going to drive around a little, get my bearings. First see if I can get off of this secure parking as the electronic lock is on the other side of where mt steering wheel is.
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Message 90639 - Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 10:39:50 UTC

You escaped just in time. It's snowing here now - huge fluffy flakes.
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Message 90640 - Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 11:21:47 UTC - in response to Message 90639.  

Phew. I think I told you that would happen. Thank deities!
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Message 90642 - Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 21:37:45 UTC - in response to Message 90638.  

Got to Rob safely yesterday, who immediately took me on a walk to the next door town. Now, some of Stone's houses may lie within spitting distance to the marina, but that doesn't mean that its town center is. So, half an hour later, growling from hunger, I had a tosti with sausage for an eye watering ÂĢ4.50 at the local M&S. From there to actual town was three minutes. End of the day had me another 12k steps done...

Slept okay, despite me being larger than the bed. Another boat, another adventure, more swaying. And this morning my first HOT shower in a week! What a pleasure!

So, now going to drive around a little, get my bearings. First see if I can get off of this secure parking as the electronic lock is on the other side of where mt steering wheel is.

Jord, I happy for you are having a good time in merry old England :)
Richard and Rob, thank you for looking after and taking care of Jord :)

Best Wishes,
. . . byron.
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Message 90643 - Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 22:23:59 UTC - in response to Message 90642.  

Got the place all to myself tonight and tomorrow. Rob is off to a job. It's snowing now and then, but I won't let that faze me. Today on my crisscross trip through the backlands here I managed to get to within three miles of Wales. Going back there tomorrow.

The weather is expected to be stormy, cold with wintery spells. So fun! 😋
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Message 90644 - Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 23:42:15 UTC
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Jord are going to pickup a rugby match or two? You're in a great spot in the right time of year to see some great games.
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Message 90651 - Posted: 11 Mar 2019, 17:43:19 UTC

Putting the show on the road again, I'll be leaving for Birch, Essex tomorrow. Have found a place to stay and so will make that my base of operations for other meets.
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Message 90655 - Posted: 12 Mar 2019, 0:04:26 UTC - in response to Message 90651.  

Thanking Rob for his hospitality and trust to leave me alone on his boat. I had a great time here, with and without you. 😃

I see I am just in time to get away from here, as storm Gareth moves in. It is already chopier tonight than it has been the past days, so Nessie is swaying a bit more. But I hope that I am used to it now and will not have that trouble again tomorrow. ðŸ˜Ļ😰ðŸĪĒðŸĪŪ

Time to get ðŸ’ĪðŸ’Ī
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Message 90669 - Posted: 12 Mar 2019, 17:05:50 UTC

It was great to meet the "Traveling Dutchman" - I'm glad that he was able to entertain himself as I had a violent encounter of work (bas habit, I know, trying to give it up).
I trust he's found his next place of repose, an manages to get across the Blackwater estuary in a couple of days time.
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Message 90671 - Posted: 12 Mar 2019, 17:22:57 UTC - in response to Message 90669.  

I arrived at my next place fine. Wifi is non-existent here, even data is hit&miss. But the ground is solid and doesn't sway. Only the ceiling is low on door openings, so hit my head already.

Been to Stanway and found what they say is the biggest Sainsbury in the world. I believe them. 54 cash registers. I got totally lost in that store. If you want choice of microwave dinners, there are 6 ailes to cater for you.

Anyway, my new place is at the back end of nowhere, but it has a parrot. So I have something to talk to at night.

Quite tired after the drive over, much of which was done from within a waterfall. I found myself on the right (wrong) side of the road in the village here. Time to get some sleep.
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Message 90673 - Posted: 12 Mar 2019, 17:35:46 UTC - in response to Message 90671.  

Well, you are surrounded by 3 Layers to keep you warm. :-)
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Message 90690 - Posted: 14 Mar 2019, 10:16:24 UTC

I would have had an appointment with Annie today but due to unforeseen circumstances we're cancelling that. Next time we'll do a double, Ann. You're in my thoughts.
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Message 90695 - Posted: 14 Mar 2019, 17:09:17 UTC

At least I will be meeting Radio Caroline DJ Tim Charles tomorrow (I know his real name now as well, but will stick with his radio name). We'll meet at that gigantic Sainsbury's in Stanway.

I did some shopping there, did 2,300 steps in the shop alone. If you think "what's big?", they have 57 cash registers...

Every store in that town needs to be big, it seems. The Co-Op has its own clothing & electric appliances ranges in the store. At least gasoline was cheap, ÂĢ1.17/liter.

And yes, that is cheap. That's ₮1,29, while I would pay ₮1,54 at the cheap pumps in the Netherlands, ₮1,80 on the motorway. So don't complain that these are high prices!
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