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  Better late than never - Berlin!
Posted by: FraserG - 07-30-2017, 01:03 PM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (7)

Ok so first off, I apologise for the delay in this write up! I went to Berlin with the mrs. and a uni friend at the end of May (29th May - 2nd June) and since returning have been swamped with work issues, which mostly centred around travel for Madrid, which I returned from on Friday (and will write that up probably sometime in October judging by this!).

However, nonetheless, as promised (several times), my Berlin trip.

We booked Berlin in April using LastMinute.com because none of us could be bothered to actually source anything properly so we decided to go for the lazy option. Flights return from London City and a 4 night stay at TYP Berlin, fairly close to the centre (close enough for us anyway). We booked because we wanted to get away from the UK for a week, and I've always wanted to see Berlin for the history so it seemed like a good choice.

We flew out on Monday 29th May from London City, having endured bank holiday trains on Great Western Railway to London (named 'Great Western' solely because there is no other service to compete with...) and left behind ok weather to some rather good temps. in Berlin, about mid 20s on landing around 4pm (their time). We took a taxi to the hotel and checked in before heading out to dinner/have a wander.

Something I have somehow become very adept at, and I expect a solid amount of ridicule from the lot of you for, is an ability to find the nearest McDonald's in a foreign land without really trying. Sure enough, after about 5 minutes of walking from the hotel, we found the large train station with multiple lines, but also saw the McDonald's sign. So, first night in Berlin we opted to stick with what we knew and had a McDonald's dinner. Brit's on tour!

We were about to return to the hotel when I looked out across the concourse of the station and saw, in the distance, the top of a dome that I vaguely recognised but couldn't quite place. The others were up for a bit of a wander (it was about 8pm, still very light) so we headed over there to find the Reichstag building. One monument crossed off the list already! While there we saw an advertisement for a light showing of German history that started at 10pm, so we went and had a drink on the river before going to sit on the steps outside the Bundestag building. The half hour light show was very good, and detailed German democracy from the late 1800's to present day, showing the impact of both wars, the rise of Hitler, the splitting of Germany and its reunification. There was a decent crowd for it as well and had 2 showings per night as a result.

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After this we returned to the hotel for the night.

The next day we decided to go and see some landmarks of Berlin, which included:

  • The Reichstag building (again)
  • The Brandenburg gate
  • Memorial to war victims
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Spy museum
We walked everywhere (save money on public transport) so we then finished the day at the Berlin mall for dinner and a bit of a sit down before returning to the hotel.

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The third day (Wednesday 31st May) we went to the Anne Frank Centre and the rebuilding of the royal palace and found some parts of the Berlin Wall near the hotel, so another day of high walking (~20km) before Glenn and myself went to the Oscar Wilde pub for the night.

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Our forth and final full day in Berlin was spent following more of the Berlin Wall before ending up at the East German DDR museum which contained a lot of DDR history and items, including a simulation of driving a Lada (only crashed three times!) (would recommend). We then went to the Berlin Dungeons (Doris' choice) before everyone went back to the hotel. I decided to go back and watch the Light Show again before joining Glenn at the pub for the final night.

The final day was spent walking to the airport (~10km) with our bags, cause we'd run out of cash for a taxi so opted to walk back and see the quieter side of Berlin with the residences. Having enjoyed high 20's temperatures for the week, we landed back in London City to a thunderstorm (yay) before enduring another Great Western Railway trip back home.

All in all, a decent trip and a lot of walking (according to my app I racked up just under 100km that week) to see a city full of history. I imagine we only scratched the surface of what was available to do by staying in the centre, but there's plenty of time for a second trip yet. Of everything, I'd recommend the DDR museum and the Light Show (which is on until October I think), both very good experiences (the latter is free as well which is even better). The spy museum was good but you do need to spend 2-3 hours to really take in all the exhibits and history of it. Now to write up about Madrid.....

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  cerebral x
Posted by: rubyalissa2344 - 07-11-2017, 11:38 AM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (3)

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  THE WANDERER RETURNS.....
Posted by: RogerC - 07-07-2017, 02:18 PM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (6)

Hi there peeps....well I/we are back home again after 4 weeks in beautiful Crete.  Had a fantastic time, the island is lovely.....interesting, lots of historicals to look around.....great scenery.....very mountainous...great food and nice people.  We had a rental car for the 4 weeks and clocked up 2400kms.  If anyone is considering going I/we can thoroughly recommend it.

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  Elapsed MOT
Posted by: croweman - 07-03-2017, 11:32 AM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (2)

Is there such a thing as a mobile bike mot'er not been able to access the bikes for over a year so the mot's have elapsed. Currently they are sorned don't really want to be riding them while they are sorned and mot'less.
The alternative is van hire or having them picked up which will obviously cost a bomb.

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  Deezer (Music) 99p for 3 months - Ends 31/7/17
Posted by: Kingy - 06-21-2017, 10:57 AM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (10)

Never tried Deezer, but it's supposed to be very good. 

If you want to try something which isn't Spotify, or miss that offer then Deezer is available for a 3 month trial for 99p. 

http://www.deezer.com/offers/offer-2017

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  Fort William
Posted by: jollyjoiner - 06-02-2017, 07:47 AM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (17)

Well chaps I'm off to watch the World Championship down hill races at Fort William this weekend with my mate from the bike shop.

He managed to blag a couple of free tickets from Fox and have full pit access for the weekend.

We will be setting off on the 7hour long journey between 2 and 3 am Saturday morning in my Z4 with the boot loaded up with beer and tents.

He's booked us in to a campsite near by and will be coming back on sometime mid day Monday.

They say it is a massive event so looking forward seeing the big names doing what they do best DOWN HILL FAST Smile

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  Wanderer returns
Posted by: croweman - 06-01-2017, 08:34 PM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (4)

Hello folks not been on for a while but I'm going to make a concerted effort to get on more. Been an unsettled few months but back on track now. Hope everyone is doing well

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  Back again.....
Posted by: RogerC - 06-01-2017, 06:16 PM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (3)

Hey folkses....back again after a lovely week in W Sussex.....nephew's wedding and a few days out and about.  Arundel castle is an amazing place and the few other small towns/harbours we visited were v nice.  Add in a few flavourful G&T's and it was a great week.  Hope you guys are all well and enjoying the sunshine.

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  RIP Sir Roger Moore - Read this brilliant anecdote ... What a wonderful man he was.
Posted by: Kingy - 05-31-2017, 09:41 AM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - No Replies

Sir Roger Moore died at the age of 89, and tributes have poured in for the kind and benevolent James Bond star from friends, family and fellow actors.

None sum up his gentleness and good humour quite as perfectly as this anecdote from Mark Haynes however, a scriptwriter from London who had a chance meeting with Moore at an airport when he was seven ....



"As a seven-year-old in about 1983, in the days before First Class Lounges at airports, I was with my grandad in Nice Airport and saw Roger Moore sitting at the departure gate, reading a paper. I told my granddad I'd just seen James Bond and asked if we could go over so I could get his autograph. My grandad had no idea who James Bond or Roger Moore were, so we walked over and he popped me in front of Roger Moore, with the words "my grandson says you're famous. Can you sign this?"


As charming as you'd expect, Roger asks my name and duly signs the back of my plane ticket, a fulsome note full of best wishes. I'm ecstatic, but as we head back to our seats, I glance down at the signature. It's hard to decipher it but it definitely doesn't say 'James Bond'. My grandad looks at it, half figures out it says 'Roger Moore' - I have absolutely no idea who that is, and my hearts sinks. I tell my grandad he's signed it wrong, that he's put someone else's name - so my grandad heads back to Roger Moore, holding the ticket which he's only just signed.



I remember staying by our seats and my grandad saying "he says you've signed the wrong name. He says your name is James Bond." Roger Moore's face crinkled up with realisation and he beckoned me over. When I was by his knee, he leant over, looked from side to side, raised an eyebrow and in a hushed voice said to me, "I have to sign my name as 'Roger Moore' because otherwise...Blofeld might find out I was here." He asked me not to tell anyone that I'd just seen James Bond, and he thanked me for keeping his secret. I went back to our seats, my nerves absolutely jangling with delight. My grandad asked me if he'd signed 'James Bond.' No, I said. I'd got it wrong. I was working with James Bond now.


Many, many years later, I was working as a scriptwriter on a recording that involved UNICEF, and Roger Moore was doing a piece to camera as an ambassador. He was completely lovely and while the cameramen were setting up, I told him in passing the story of when I met him in Nice Airport. He was happy to hear it, and he had a chuckle and said "Well, I don't remember but I'm glad you got to meet James Bond." So that was lovely.



And then he did something so brilliant. After the filming, he walked past me in the corridor, heading out to his car - but as he got level, he paused, looked both ways, raised an eyebrow and in a hushed voice said, "Of course I remember our meeting in Nice. But I didn't say anything in there, because those cameramen - any one of them could be working for Blofeld."


I was as delighted at 30 as I had been at 7. What a man. What a tremendous man."


http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entert...52636.html

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  AFC Ajax v Manchester United Europa League Final
Posted by: Kingy - 05-22-2017, 12:55 PM - Forum: General Chat and Banter and Sillyness! Anything goes. - Replies (5)

Obviously, the mighty REDS are in a final this week.  Wink 

Its at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. 

I've had to miss a few midweek/night matches this year as my Dad is very poorly - so work and hospital visits have taken priority. More recently the work situation has changed significantly so I can (within reason and seeing Dad) get to games again. 

We got a crap allocation for the final, so Jason, Mark and I applied not expecting to get tickets. We applied for flights at the same time (you had to as flights and ticket allocation were linked). We got the "Sorry you were unsuccessful" email soon enough and accepted we would be watching the game on TV. 

... then out of the blue we get an email from United saying we had tickets in their (second?) ballot. I got the email at 4pm and flights (which had been cancelled) and official docs had to be confirmed before 8pm that night. We managed to get sorted with half an hour to spare so will be off to Stockholm early doors Wednesday morning. It's just a day jaunt - we get back in Manchester at 4am Thursday morning - but I'm happy with that as I don't want to be away for long. 

Our tickets have cost £86 each and are currently selling for £500+ online.  Confused (Touting tossers). Regardless of the potential profit, as in the past we will be using ours to watch the game.  Cool

So, if you have an evening off being G4hey and watch the football keep an eye out for me as I'll wave  Wink Big Grin

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