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  •  Oh goodness! Thank goodness I don't have to do ... (1+ / 0-)
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    ....I could NOT afford it! (I am a Director of a London-based aviation charitable body, and the Chairman works out of China!)

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 04:43:48 PM PDT

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    •  He makes do. :) (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

      One of the seat suppliers' factory is in south Wales, and about two years ago he was detailed to spend six months there continuously. I know it was a burden (someone has to drink all that good Welsh beer!), and they even flew his wife and daughter over for about six weeks in the summer. He really regretted that, as they spent a lot of time shopping in London and going to West End shows while he worked.

      On the plus side, he hiked the Brecon Beacons quite a bit and he may have climbed Snowden, I can't remember. He's a bit of a nut for peaks, so if there is one handy, he'll climb it.

      And yeah, I know tarantulas don't really act like that at all, so no snarking, this is the internet damnit!

      by itzadryheat on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 09:09:19 PM PDT

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