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Try booking something like 14 flights in one go as I do on my trips , you have to sorta line them all up and almost do a dummy run and check and triple check that everything lines up ... And allow a bit of breathing space with connecting flights as missing one could leave you stranded

Worse one to plan was Samoa as back them you crossed the date line on the way back to Oz so lost a whole day which nearly caught me out for booking my return flight home to the Uk

Touch wood I've not missed a flight yet ... Few narrow escapes and planes that they moved the flight times after I've booked them all bit so far so good

No I won't try! I got anxious just reading all that.

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On the subject of killing things unnecessarily:

 

I once had to drop a friend off at a farm during a period of some heavy rain. About halfway down the track I ran into a number of toads who had inexplicably formed a road block infront of me, i'm not sure what their cause was but they were certainly dedicated to it. I took some considerable time painstakingly moving them out of the way, getting very wet in the process. However, as the track went on, their resistance grew exponentially in terms of numbers. I took the merciless decision to plough on in my car regardless, hundreds of them succumbing to a horrible and undignified death at the hands of my car's tyres. It was a crushing experience and not one that I enjoyed, despite it's comic & anecdotal value. Upon reaching my destination I had a quick assessment of the damage before returning to the safety of my car; all 4 tyres were caked in a sticky, bloody toad-like mess. There were even identifiable toad parts still clinging to the rubbery walls of my car's tyres. On my way back down the track I gazed on in horror as I realised the true extent of my toad-pogrom, or toadmageddon as my friend aptly suggested. Several hundred or more carcasses lay in the wake of my car's relentless tracks, tended by those who had been left to mourn the deceased. I took care to re-trace my steps, but this only served to inflict a final blow to those who had lost loved ones only minutes earlier. By the time I had come to the end of the track my guilt had been replaced with numbness; the almost rhythmic crunching of the toads becoming an all too familiar sound. As I left the farm, I took with me an unending sadness that still haunts me to this day. Bloody toads.

You're a monster! And yet ... I can't see how else you could've done it. Was it a largely unused road? Were you the first of many cars to come across the toads or were you the only one, owing to the fact the locals know it's 'toad week' :) Monster.

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Try booking something like 14 flights in one go as I do on my trips , you have to sorta line them all up and almost do a dummy run and check and triple check that everything lines up ... And allow a bit of breathing space with connecting flights as missing one could leave you stranded

Worse one to plan was Samoa as back them you crossed the date line on the way back to Oz so lost a whole day which nearly caught me out for booking my return flight home to the Uk

Touch wood I've not missed a flight yet ... Few narrow escapes and planes that they moved the flight times after I've booked them all bit so far so good

No I won't try! I got anxious just reading all that.

 

 

 

:)

 

you could always try

Departing Auckland 17:15 on the 26th Aug

Arriving in Samoa  22:05 on the 25th Aug

 

and then flying Samoa to American Samoa at 10:30 am on the 26th

 

it was a somewhat strange day or is was it   couple of days  :unsure:

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You're a monster! And yet ... I can't see how else you could've done it. Was it a largely unused road? Were you the first of many cars to come across the toads or were you the only one, owing to the fact the locals know it's 'toad week' :) Monster.

 

 

It was a private lane which was only ever used by a few people visiting the farm. I think I may well have been the first person to drive down the lane after the rain had started, there were no signs of any other toad killings. Unfortunately the lane was flanked with a brook on either side, so it was something of a toad mecca.

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Try booking something like 14 flights in one go as I do on my trips , you have to sorta line them all up and almost do a dummy run and check and triple check that everything lines up ... And allow a bit of breathing space with connecting flights as missing one could leave you stranded

Worse one to plan was Samoa as back them you crossed the date line on the way back to Oz so lost a whole day which nearly caught me out for booking my return flight home to the Uk

Touch wood I've not missed a flight yet ... Few narrow escapes and planes that they moved the flight times after I've booked them all bit so far so good

No I won't try! I got anxious just reading all that.

 

 

 

:)

 

you could always try

Departing Auckland 17:15 on the 26th Aug

Arriving in Samoa  22:05 on the 25th Aug

 

and then flying Samoa to American Samoa at 10:30 am on the 26th

 

it was a somewhat strange day or is was it   couple of days  :unsure:

 

 

That's like something out of a horror movie!

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Try booking something like 14 flights in one go as I do on my trips , you have to sorta line them all up and almost do a dummy run and check and triple check that everything lines up ... And allow a bit of breathing space with connecting flights as missing one could leave you stranded Worse one to plan was Samoa as back them you crossed the date line on the way back to Oz so lost a whole day which nearly caught me out for booking my return flight home to the Uk Touch wood I've not missed a flight yet ... Few narrow escapes and planes that they moved the flight times after I've booked them all bit so far so good
No I won't try! I got anxious just reading all that.
:) you could always try Departing Auckland 17:15 on the 26th Aug Arriving in Samoa 22:05 on the 25th Aug and then flying Samoa to American Samoa at 10:30 am on the 26th it was a somewhat strange day or is was it couple of days :unsure:
That's like something out of a horror movie!
It was my 40th so throw in 2 nights ( or - night :) ) of birthday drinking and I looked like something out of a horror movie :) Edited by tonyh29

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I have trouble co-ordinating a drive into London with the timing of the congestion charge!

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I have just watched some footage of the Phillipine storm on the news, what's more shocking was the level of deforestation depicted from the ariel shots. It's the man made environmental disaster that I found to be the real visual tragedy, absolutely disgusting how a lush tropical country can end up like that, after a bit of research I found less than 7% (declining rapidly) of the rainforest is left intact with many endemic animals such as the Phillipine Monkey Eating Eagle teetering on the edge of extinction.

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Sorry villaguy, it's just really hard to read your posts seriously with your intense stare bearing down on me.

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Sorry villaguy, it's just really hard to read your posts seriously with your intense stare bearing down on me.

 

...I still remember Stefanlayers

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A beautiful image that must remain confined to the depths of VT for the good of mankind.

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You know that guy who's always breathing really heavily and creepily who sits behind you in the cinema?

Stefanlayers.

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Homemade Indian food on Thursday night, takeaway curry last night. My rusty sheriffs badge is in absolute tatters today.

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Batkid saves San Francisco

 

 

Thousands of people in San Francisco have turned out to help a boy recovering from leukaemia fulfil his wish to be Batman for a day.
 
Miles Scott, five, participated in events across the city including fighting mock crimes and receiving an honour from the mayor.
 
Make-A-Wish Foundation, which organised the event, received pledges from more than 10,000 people to lend a hand.
 
Miles, in treatment for several years, is now said to be in remission.
 
According to local television, the youngster thought he was just on his way to get a Batman costume so he could dress like his favourite superhero.
 
But then he heard a broadcast from San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr appealing for help from "Batkid".
 
Next, the pint-sized superhero saved a "damsel in distress", tied to cable car tracks along a major urban street.
 
A San Francisco Chronicle live blog of the day's events showed hundreds of people cheering Miles on during the "rescue".
 
Miles was ferried from events in one of two "Batmobiles", or black Lamborghinis with Batman removable stickers, which were escorted by police.
 
Later, he foiled a faux robbery in the city's financial district with the help of an adult Batman impersonator.
 
Authorities who participated in the day's events pretended to apprehend the villain, the Riddler.
 
Miles also travelled to AT&T Park to rescue the San Francisco Giants baseball team mascot by disarming a fake bomb planted by another classic Batman baddie, the Penguin.
 
Towards the end of the day San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee gave Miles a key to the city.
 
US President Barack Obama praised the mini-caped crusader in a video from the White House, saying: "Way to go, Miles! Way to save Gotham."
 
An estimated 7,000 people turned up to help make Miles' wish come true.
 
The Make-A-Wish Foundation said the event was "on the scale of a military operation".
 
In real life, Miles has defeated an enemy even more ruthless than Batman's nemeses - he is presently recovering from leukaemia, with which he was diagnosed at 18 months old.
 
His mother, Natalie, said Friday was a "celebration" of her son's completion of treatment in June.
 
"This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son's body," she wrote in a statement on the foundation's website.
 
His father, Nick Scott, thanked the charity and everyone else who took part.
 
"All the doctors, nurses and all the other parents that have to deal with the same thing we're going through, I hope they get a conclusion to their illnesses like we're getting," he told KGO-TV.

 

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Saw that on the news. Absolutely fantastic and reminds that now and again the human race isnt such a bacterial wasteland. Anyone else a little bit jealous of batkid? :) Bet it was brilliant for him and much deserved. Hope he had a great day.

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Homemade Indian food on Thursday night, takeaway curry last night. My rusty sheriffs badge is in absolute tatters today.

 

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Batkid saves San Francisco

 

 

Thousands of people in San Francisco have turned out to help a boy recovering from leukaemia fulfil his wish to be Batman for a day.
 
Miles Scott, five, participated in events across the city including fighting mock crimes and receiving an honour from the mayor.
 
Make-A-Wish Foundation, which organised the event, received pledges from more than 10,000 people to lend a hand.
 
Miles, in treatment for several years, is now said to be in remission.
 
According to local television, the youngster thought he was just on his way to get a Batman costume so he could dress like his favourite superhero.
 
But then he heard a broadcast from San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr appealing for help from "Batkid".
 
Next, the pint-sized superhero saved a "damsel in distress", tied to cable car tracks along a major urban street.
 
A San Francisco Chronicle live blog of the day's events showed hundreds of people cheering Miles on during the "rescue".
 
Miles was ferried from events in one of two "Batmobiles", or black Lamborghinis with Batman removable stickers, which were escorted by police.
 
Later, he foiled a faux robbery in the city's financial district with the help of an adult Batman impersonator.
 
Authorities who participated in the day's events pretended to apprehend the villain, the Riddler.
 
Miles also travelled to AT&T Park to rescue the San Francisco Giants baseball team mascot by disarming a fake bomb planted by another classic Batman baddie, the Penguin.
 
Towards the end of the day San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee gave Miles a key to the city.
 
US President Barack Obama praised the mini-caped crusader in a video from the White House, saying: "Way to go, Miles! Way to save Gotham."
 
An estimated 7,000 people turned up to help make Miles' wish come true.
 
The Make-A-Wish Foundation said the event was "on the scale of a military operation".
 
In real life, Miles has defeated an enemy even more ruthless than Batman's nemeses - he is presently recovering from leukaemia, with which he was diagnosed at 18 months old.
 
His mother, Natalie, said Friday was a "celebration" of her son's completion of treatment in June.
 
"This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son's body," she wrote in a statement on the foundation's website.
 
His father, Nick Scott, thanked the charity and everyone else who took part.
 
"All the doctors, nurses and all the other parents that have to deal with the same thing we're going through, I hope they get a conclusion to their illnesses like we're getting," he told KGO-TV.

 

Saw this on the news earlier, absolutely brilliant. 

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Joe Lolley on a hatrick for Kiddie..

 

 

You could say he has made it...

 

Jeff Stelling: "Joe Lolley, he's got them licked"

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