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Post: # 47955Post Wombat
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:42 pm

Too right! and she's a lot closer to me than you! :mrgreen:

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Post: # 48000Post Kev
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:23 am

Ive have been Thinking about challenges. One ive got in mind is the south cornwall coast path. I really want to walk the whole length of it in as little time as possible. Anyone up for it :lol:

http://www.jbutler.org.uk/e2e/sccp/index.shtml

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Post: # 48001Post Muddypause
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:52 am

Kev wrote:I really want to walk the whole length of it in as little time as possible. Anyone up for it


I might be if I lived a little closer. And I'm not sure I'd want to do it too quickly, either.

I've recently done the whole of the Ridgeway, in stages (well, actually, I've done it twice, because I'd park the car, walk a section, and then walk back again).

I remember reading through the whole of that site a year or two ago. Fascinating account.
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Post: # 48003Post Kev
Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:29 am

Hehe. Muddypause to bad you dont live closer it would have been great to do this challenge with you. I have emailed radio cornwall and have told them im looking for a companion to do this challenge with.


Edit to say: Supposed to be talking on radio cornwall on thursday about the challenge. Starting to get cold feet now as im the shy,est bloke you could meet. If i did go ahead with the challenge will do it for a charity.

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Post: # 50413Post Shirley
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:39 am

Kev

Did you decide to go ahead with the challenge?? Were you on the radio??

Being shy is quite tough isn't it - I'm a naturally shy person and sometimes have to really bully myself to rise above it.
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Post: # 50469Post Jack
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:50 pm

Gidday

O.K. I will be a grumpy old bugger. I am all for challenges, but I am also against too many different sections. It's hard enough as it is to find something that you have read and want to get back to it. Any more sections I won't be able to find any bloody thing.
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Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:16 pm

Jack, if there is a topic that you want to watch for replies, then if you have posted, make sure the 'Notify me when a reply is posted' thingy is ticked. You'll be sent an email telling you that someone has replied to this topic.

If you haven't posted, then at the bottom left hand side of the screen there is a 'Watch this topic for replies' thingy to tick.

Hope that helps.

I only ever use the 'Posts since last visit' thing, and never go through the different sections - it would take too much time!!

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Post: # 50549Post Kev
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:29 pm

Shirlz wrote:Kev

Did you decide to go ahead with the challenge?? Were you on the radio??

Being shy is quite tough isn't it - I'm a naturally shy person and sometimes have to really bully myself to rise above it.


Hi Shirlz. I am still planning to do it. One of my friends has shown intrest in the idea. although he's not keen on walking the whole distance in one go. :lol:

Unfortunately the shyness on the day got the better of me :oops: and i didn't go on the radio. Being shy is a bit of a bugger, Ive known most of my regular friends for about 4-5 years now and still find it hard to talk to them when we all meet up so i dont really Say much. Its a standing joke now they always say "Kev you haven't shut up all night" :lol: :lol:


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Post: # 50551Post Jack
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:40 pm

Gidday

Thanks for that Milly. I normally only open up on the recent post so only get what has been posted since I was last on. But it is when I am looking for something I think I have seen in the past and can't remember where there are just soooo many different forums to wade through.
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Post: # 50565Post Millymollymandy
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:16 am

I know the feeling Jack!

Have you tried doing a Search? Top of page near Profile etc. Type in key words that you remember the subject was about and hopefully you'll find what you are looking for.

If all else fails, post a new topic asking where the hell it is. Someone will probably remember!

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Post: # 62422Post Peggy Sue
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:21 pm

I'm new on the site, but thought you may be interested- my new years resolution was go greener. Bear in mind I was starting from scratch we have reduced the elec consumption by 12% , gas by 38%, I cycle to work 4 days a week instead of once a week (unless its gale force then I'm a bit unsteady!).
We put in 2 water butts (my god what a lot of water we waste from rain) and being a bit heath robinson didn't make an overflow so have been bucketing out the excess into the wheelie bin, various other bins and containers to bursting point.
Lots of little water saving bits round the house like running the taps to the watering can instead of waste before washing up, not running the tap when washing veg & cleaning teeth.
I have boycotted T***o & sanisbury and buy from teh local shops and market (occasional trip to Waitrose who have much better ethics if there's something I really can't get). I try to check the origin of food but it's not so easy.
I have just got an allotment so obviously the world is my oyster now for veg!
I like the idea of 2 weeks without plastic, it bugs me I can't buy stuff without plastic, but then again I use all the plastic pots for plants and re-use the bags for all sorts- but still the recycle bin is full....
I like challenges, although I may not quite be in your league yet Andy, I'm sure I can find another step- the hair washing thread intreagued me as it bugs me seeing 4 plastic bottles in the bathroom and rubbing chemicals on my body.
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Post: # 62424Post Annpan
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:39 pm

Good on ya Peggy Sue :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Watch out that you don't take on too many changes in the first year as you might end up freaking out that you have changed who you are. I reckon you get their eventually with baby steps rather than running round in circle tiring yourself out.

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Post: # 64251Post catalyst
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:28 pm

read on another forum an interesting idea:

for every £ you spend on petrol/travel, spend a £ on some thing benefitting diversity, wilderness, or nature

for every hour in front of tv or internet, and hour doing something that truly helps to make the world a better place

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