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Message 91709 - Posted: 4 Jun 2019, 17:40:07 UTC - in response to Message 90844.  

Hope Brexit will really help you and it will be really cheaper for you as you said. It's not good times for UK right now and for rich foreigners living there, read this article seems like UK to reveal property owners registered to offshore companies which will not attract more people to UK for sure. Anyway please let us know when you arrive and your opinion of the atmosphere there please.
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Message 91899 - Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 18:21:46 UTC

I may have to rethink my vacation schedule. Is it any use to celebrate my 50th birthday in the UK if I'm only met by 1 person there? I can better celebrate it at home with my best friend (who can't come to the UK due to her mom being away at the same time as me and then there being no one to look after her kids).

So... I'm contemplating moving my vacation forward, possibly 4 - 25 September.
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Message 91917 - Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 12:26:09 UTC
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It's set. Change of dates. Now coming 11 September, going 3 October. Still celebrating my birthday in the UK, just not in a big group. I'll then celebrate it with Isa, Zenab, Zahra, Aminata and if she comes, Britt at a Japanese restaurant on the 4th of October.
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Message 92039 - Posted: 2 Jul 2019, 15:26:52 UTC

It's going to happen. The meeting with Neil Munday has been set. I've known him for a good twenty years and never seen him in the flesh. That's going to change this vacation. Looking forward to it. 😁
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Message 92269 - Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 14:06:41 UTC

Well, it may be interesting in more than one ways. Will I visit before, during or after Brexit?

The other interesting thing is that I may not be alone the last week and a half of this vacation as Isa has genuinely shown interest in coming over.

It does hinge on the cousin finally leaving before then (shoo you!), and she won't be able to come the complete three weeks. Isn't what I want anyway, according to plan I asked her one final time for the last week (22-9 - 3-10) and then come back to Holland with me on the ferry. She would love to. But...

Either that or we're going to Egypt for a week. Hey. 😄
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Message 92298 - Posted: 24 Jul 2019, 21:16:22 UTC - in response to Message 92269.  

It's 80% she's coming along.
Although Egypt is still a possibility as well.
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Message 92303 - Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 17:05:53 UTC - in response to Message 92298.  

Her mom says it's fine with her, she'll take care of the kids during that time. And while we're in London, could we get shoes for her husband? :-P
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Message 92411 - Posted: 7 Aug 2019, 8:17:18 UTC
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It's 99.99%
Oh... Fingers crossed.🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

Edit: oooh my postcount is a palindrome: 13231 😋
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Message 92498 - Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 12:10:09 UTC
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And the chances she's coming along have plummeted to zero. I have retracted my invitation. She's broken my trust.
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Message 92528 - Posted: 19 Aug 2019, 15:49:01 UTC

For the next three weeks I'll be as immobile as possible. The calcaneal spur pain has increased a hundredfold, I have pain even at night.

So this morning I asked my physician to inject me with corticosteroids, which he did. The pain has receded enormously, but I am still advised by both my physician and my fysiotherapist to take total rest, stay off my foot for as much as possible.

I even got one crutch, to help get around the house.

So fingers crossed.
At least it takes my thoughts away from Isa (which is a totally different story, one I won't go into here).
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Message 92556 - Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 22:22:46 UTC
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Okay, two and a half week to go and I still have got a gap of between the 16th of September to the 19th, and one from the 22nd of September till the 30th to fill in.
The latter may be filled in if Isa comes along - our relationship is a difficult one with ups and downs, yet despite all the troubles in her life she still wants to come with, but she doesn't know if she can until shortly before her start date of the 22nd. I know I can crash at Richard's but I'm not sure if I can stand crashing that long at Richard's. :)

I don't mind traveling to various hotels, B&Bs and such, but if you're reading this, you're in the UK and you're somewhere on my route - which is still to be determined, otherwise I just pick a direction every day and see where I'll end up - and you want to have me over, please give me an invite. One place I won't go to is London though. Hence why I'm meeting Neil (Munday) in Reading :)
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Message 92622 - Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 15:19:04 UTC

Thursday 12 Sep - Thursday 26 Sep

There are mixed signals from the middle of September onwards but at present it seems most probable that weather patterns will become slowly evolving during this period and that the UK will see a fair amount of unsettled weather. Overall we should expect spells of rain or showers, which could be heavy at times, interspersed with briefer periods of quieter and more settled weather. A more prolonged spell of settled weather may develop towards the end of September, but there remains quite a degree of uncertainty in the forecast into late September. After a cool start, temperatures are expected to recover pretty close to average for the time of year and, perhaps, become a little higher than average later in the period.


Of course, Jord's coming back to the UK so the weather must be unsettled, rainy, windy etc. Well fine, if at least it can be dry and not windy around my Caroline visit weekend? I don't want it to be canceled again!
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Message 92666 - Posted: 1 Sep 2019, 23:33:13 UTC
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Okay, I am changing my plans. My vacation will still span the time I said it would, but the last week I will spend in Germany. Since Isa isn't coming along anyway, at least I don't expect her to as I haven't spoken with her in a month now, I can give up on my plans for that part of the vacation and instead go look at some places that have intrigued me for some years now. Like Peenemünde and Prora.

Edit: I'll now come the 11th of September (as before), but leave the 24th. Sorry Richard, won't be visiting you, I don't think. Unless I do that from the 16th till the 20th. But then I'd have to forego my plans of visiting Cornwall. Not decided upon yet.
Will sleep the night of the 24th at home, then drive to the other side of Germany on the 25th, stay there till around my birthday (2nd of October). Still don't want to celebrate that at home.
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Message 92668 - Posted: 2 Sep 2019, 2:19:40 UTC - in response to Message 92666.  

Peenemünde should be interesting.
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Message 92678 - Posted: 2 Sep 2019, 19:06:06 UTC - in response to Message 92666.  
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Since Isa isn't coming along anyway, at least I don't expect her to as I haven't spoken with her in a month now, I can give up on my plans for that part of the vacation...
Ofcourse, speak of a woman and she'll immediately contact you and tell you that you see it all in different and weird ways.

She's still wanting to come with, more so even now she learned I'm going to Germany. But still hasn't made a decision on it, and then went back to her old excuse of me needing to go with Holly, we should make up and be friends again... all the old yada-yada. I told her we're not interested in that, and that even Holly wants her to come with me.

Sometimes she's impossible to figure out, although I'm apparently not doing such a shabby job. Said she herself. Compliments from Isa. My my. :)
(and I wish I could tell about the troubles she has, but I cannot. Sorry)
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Message 92703 - Posted: 4 Sep 2019, 18:48:56 UTC

Before I forget... promoting Richard temporarily back to moderator, for the duration of my vacation. I promise to demote again you once I'm back.
You won't get the emails, Bernie and I still will. But I'm planning on really taking vacation and not doing anything on the boards during that time. In Germany I may not even have internet. :)
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Message 92714 - Posted: 5 Sep 2019, 19:05:34 UTC

I think I said it before and then it didn't happen.. but she's coming with. 😄
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Message 92715 - Posted: 5 Sep 2019, 19:08:24 UTC

Toot toot :-)
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Message 92717 - Posted: 5 Sep 2019, 21:36:57 UTC - in response to Message 92715.  

She's just thrown me a bone... she doesn't want to go to Germany but to England. So it looks like it's back to three weeks in the UK.
We're meeting tomorrow to finalize things.
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Message 92718 - Posted: 5 Sep 2019, 21:52:52 UTC - in response to Message 92717.  

Jord that is insane.
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