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Hope you all had a great summer. We did.

Incredibly, given I was the person started the thread with all our nippers as toddlers... this was our son's last summer before uni . Coulda been stressful waiting for results so we kept ourself busy. Hence we've been to Deal, in Kent, then Britanny, then Scotland!

I can't upload pix for some reason.. so will be back once it's working again.

Deal was great because we could take poochy. Even though she was canina non grata.

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Sorry we didn't bump into Bartleby!

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This is an amazing pub called The Jackdaw, a regular for Battle of Britain pilots, and also a setting for the film, where Susannah York is wearing WAF dress and perfect 1960s make-up. The village is picture postcard perfect.

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We went to the south east coast of Britanny... full of small water inlets. And at the end of many... oyster farms. Yay!

 

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Lots of Palourde clams. 6€ a kilo!

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Just down the road is a sweet, incredibly-preserved town called Josselin.

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very nice Paul! Apologies for being missing in action guys.
Summer are always tough for me, lots of work. This summers has proven to be the tougher ever, the general manager I've been working with for my chamber music festival didn't get confirmed at the end of his contract, and I've been left managing this year festival on my own as at the moment the GM position is vacant. Another tale from the land of farce. Anyway the festival will end up on aug 31st, I will make sure to post regular updates in the last month..

 

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Great to see you made it to Deal @Paul T! I love it there. such a hidden part of Kent. Dogs are definitely more welcome north and south of the Deal beach (Sandwich Bay [which is a long walk or a drive through a toll road] or Kingsdown nr. Walmer [the Zetland pub... for refreshments]). Fingers crossed for your family and results!

Good to hear you live @volvo240thebest!!! Figured the contract was getting you for all it was worth at this time; sounds like a 'work smarter with less' imposition / B.S. scenario... poor planning by those with the budget leaving those in post sweating... finger crossed for your sanity! Keep on trucking!

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We did make it to the Zetland arms... the pup was a bit hot at the end of that walk.

I checked and see the upload function is dead for the time being so...

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our pad for the final night in France.

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Loch Ness

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NEver done it before, but had a great time wandering up mountains etc with rugby and football types

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Scotland is drop-dead beautiful. But those bastard midges!

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This place was the site of a Jacobite battle in 1719, after which it was reduced to rubble for 200 years.
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Wash time soon. Needs a repair or two again.

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13 hours ago, bartlebyyphonics said:

Great to see you made it to Deal @Paul T!...Fingers crossed for your family and results!

thanks Bartles. The boy done good... if the thread's running in October, we'll be posting some pix of a nice town.

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very nice updates everyone - seems like everybody has had at least a little bit of a break and some summer!

here is my random collection of summer pics from Moscow, the occasional Berlin weekends, a weekend in Styria, obligatory cat, bottle kill & food pictures and also some flowers...

had to go to Berlin to bring back the cats from summer camp at the grand parents place - relaxed weekend breakfast on the balcony before flying back to Berlin:
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went to Berlin for Selvedge Run & Seek - breakfast with a friend from Moscow:
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another weekend in Berlin with the girls - Sake tasting:
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went to Styria with friends for my wife's birthday:
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the cats:
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killed 2 bottles of whisky with friends in Moscow:
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the cat:
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had an Australian chef tasting menu in Moscow:
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the cat:
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at a Jazz Club in Berlin:
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the cats:
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another weekend in Berlin:
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the cats:
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bought a bunch of flowerz for the wife:
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all of that while wearing the contest pair!

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Looks like you've had a prime summer, Foxy!

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7 minutes ago, Bobbo said:

Looks like you've had a prime summer, Foxy!

between May in Scotland, July & August in Moscow and the crazy hot summer in Berlin - it was challenging!
but we tried...

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Went back home to Lindesberg, a small rural town, last weekend for our annual football tournament me and my friends have played the last 15 years. No pics of that rainy day but I did take a nice walk around the lake.

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true, we're getting close to the end.
I am back to normal life after three months of hectic work, finally!

I washed the jeans right side out, à la Paul T. True, the fabric seems to react very nicely to it.
Gotta follow closely on all the little unfair tricks Paul is using to win this contest :D:D:D

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My sneaky tricks include a new job where I wear a suit!

I am waiting on Lady T finding time to install what I think might be the world's laptop-wear repair patch, it's very exciting.

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Where’s your new school Paul? My son has just started at secondary today :D

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Look immensely forward to see the world first laptop patch. You only wear a suit in the last two months of the contest, it won't make any difference.  While we wear the jeans you can borrow a nice Dremel from the technology class room to give the finishing touches to your pair!

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1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

Where’s your new school Paul? My son has just started at secondary today :D

Aw, is he one of those cute Year 7s?

Thomas Tallis in Greenwich. Insanely fun adrenalised first proper 'teaching' day today. :)

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Friday feels. 

Went for dinner last night at Bov here in Gothenburg. Best napolitan style pizza here in town. Devoured Today's special before I remembered to take a picture of it but here's the other two.

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Picked up a TCB cap to go out of this contest in complete TCB-style. And yes, a bandana from Two Ears Brand too. Lovely stuff from Ooe Yofukuten and Bandanna Almanac.

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Washing the jeans tomorrow. More updates after the wash!

Have a nice weekend y'all.

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Cant remember when is the finish date, is it Oct?

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Pretty sure it was October 1st.

Just washed my jeans again. So here's a quick update.

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On 9/9/2019 at 6:43 AM, jigsaw said:

Cant remember when is the finish date, is it Oct?

Hey there: thinking Oct 1 is the deadline... would love to hear if any more ideas on final submissions and judgement system? sufu vote? sufu & IG vote? tcb head office vote? thoughts? ...  @volvo240thebest ?

anywhooo... a backlog of updates to follow...

[held back hoping there'd be some more from others: hoping no-one has forgot deadline is coming soon!]

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Great work, Bobbo,, love that selvage!

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from some weeks back: a trip to margate's dreamland...

build in the 1920s y'know...

and the oldest roller coaster in the uk...

[& diddy speedway refrance for the bikerboiz and rakuten enthusiasts...]

a site that was big in the 60s, subject to arson and attempted conversion into supermarket

back in retro tongue in cheek glory

 

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& a bit of the much maligned arlington tower in its modulating glory

 

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back to london

a visit to the barbican to see some paintings of the grand dame lee krasner

from the trip I share more modernist architectural and plant life collisions

[the site has an excellent internal garden]

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more architectural...

this time neoclassical Georgian with a post-colonial exhibition

some work from Horace Ové, Patrick Betaudier, Lubaina Himid and co.

and a fine interpretation of a denim and leather bro by Grace Wales Bonner [photographed by the departed Lord Snowdon...]

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