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Author Topic: What are YOU doing this bank holiday weekend?  (Read 3043 times)
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« on: August 24, 2019, 11:38:08 am »

What are YOU doing this bank holiday weekend?  Answers in a post please  Grin


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After the busiest week in a long time at my "day job" - presenting an exhausting course - I'm sitting back at my keyboard and relaxing a bit - which for me involves updating websites, catching up with friends, correspondence, etc.  Come Tuesday, I start another fullish week with three out of four "day job" days that have, like last week's zero connection with transport.

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 11:44:02 am »

Down on the Seaton Tramway tomorrow,  Not certain about Monday but may go to the Gartell Light Railway open day
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 12:02:21 pm »

Avoiding Reading and Westbourne Park ………… oh

Especially the ECML and WCML  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 12:14:15 pm »

Enjoying a 3 day weekend of not travelling about!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 12:24:03 pm »

Busmans holiday.  Trip on the WSR to Minehead......
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 12:27:41 pm »

BBQ yesterday evening, garden today. As for tomorrow and Monday, the world is my lobster!
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 12:30:42 pm »

Well, avoiding Reading for a start ...
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2019, 01:14:16 pm »

Working.  The whole weekend.  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2019, 02:03:15 pm »

Working.  The whole weekend.  Undecided

THANK YOU  Grin  ... you help give me confidence in my Facebook "please use the train" posts.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2019, 02:05:11 pm »

I am keeping well away from trains or tourist attractions on account of the overcrowding likely.
I enjoy visiting the WSR but NOT on a bank holiday weekend.
I enjoy visiting local pubs, but again not on a holiday weekend.

I have ample supplies of cold roast beef, beer, and other supplies.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2019, 04:47:35 pm »

I started my weekend finalising the plans for a month of house and dog sitting in September.

Then to Swindon for a meal with a fellow forum member and overnight stay. Where sleep was hard to come by thanks to an absolutely trollied couple shouting, arguing, effing and jeffing to the rear of the friends house.

I had planned to then go to Crofton Beam Engines near Bedwyn, next to the Kennet & Avon Canal and Berks & Hants railway, but due to tiredness and not being able to take Finn into the engine house I curtailed that trip. Far too hot to leave Finn in the car at all. So back home to put my feet up and watch the cricket.

I'd just got comfortable back home in Templecombe when Mum called to tell me her toilet cistern was constantly filling. So, over to Taunton to replace a broken float valve. Took a while to find somewhere that stocked the correct part. It wasn't a bog(!) standard ballcock type valve. Ended up sorting her TV reception too.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is a day pottering about the flat.

BH Monday I'm off to the Gartell Light Railway, just up the road from my home, to ride the rails and do some photography. Finn is welcome there! (So... might see you there rogerw!)

I have ample supplies of cold roast beef, beer, and other supplies.

All round to yours then BG. I'll bring the horseradish and English mustard! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2019, 05:33:53 pm »

Just back from a visit to Dawe’s Twine Works, West Coker for their monthly open day. Now fully restored it is the only working twine works with the original Victorian equipment.
My role was the write its history and that of Coker Canvas, a world renowned sailcloth.
Today was just about finding time to chat.
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2019, 08:15:18 pm »

Definitely not the weekend for cycling on the South Coast.
Definitely need to get out of Reading (there are going to be a lot of awfully red people on Monday)
Go against the flow of traffic a bit, to London.

Wanted to see if I can sort out the Wandle Trail. Tried before North to South, starting at Wandsworth Town and eventually gave up with the confusing and inconsistent signage. This time tried South to North, District Line out to Wimbledon and then my first trip on London Trams out to Wandle Park. Made some progress but signage still is confusing, managed to re-join the bit I did the first time and then completely lost it and ended up in Putney?? SWR to Waterloo and cycle to Paddington (at least I know that bit).

Met neighbours in the pub and say agreed that the signage is unclear. I think I will leave it at that and return to my usual cycling haunts.
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2019, 08:39:31 pm »

Setting a fiendishly difficult 'Where was Red Squirrel?' puzzle, and enjoying the responses...
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2019, 09:45:03 pm »

Visiting rellies in Trowbridge and Brizzle Saturday. Working a 9 hour shift on Sunday and 7 hours Monday!
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