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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 1:36am (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    Posted By: DianeonWhidbeyThe American (and perhaps Canadian) versions:

    Lollipop (hard candy on a stick)

    Popsicle (frozen stuff on a stick)

    Cough drop (the thing CC was reading about)

    We don't say lolly at all...


    We also call lollipops "suckers".
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 4:03pm (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    As kids we also called a large hard round lolly an 'all day sucker' or a 'gob stopper', we could write a book couldn't we?
    Getting back to topic, Trevor will now be in Berlin. Hmmm let me think....... that's beer, bratwurst sausage, beer, liverwurst, beer and loud singing.:snow:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 4:31pm (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    We have gob stoppers over here too! :)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 5:34pm (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    LOL - Julie, once candy is the topic, we find it hard to get back on topic. Well, even harder - we find the whole thing impossible really.

    How is Trev's beer hall singing voice?
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 6:22pm (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    Yep--we have gob-stoppers too!.. And you can get "joke" ginormous ones (3 to 4 inches)!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 7:08pm (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    C'mon, Trev, practise; DRINKDRINKDRINKDRINK!
    I hope there are plenty of busty blondes in lowcut blouses serving him the bier to make his day!:D
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 7:10pm (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    Thanks, Julie; I finished the Oz book now, ta...but I'm glad you're there because I enjoyed it so much I've just ordered her other book!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 12:26am (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    What books are these?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 12:27am (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    I'm reading Margaret Frazer mysteries currently. Gud uld English criminology.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 6:49am (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Nothing like a really gripping crime story Diane. I love your two gorgeous black kitties in the pic, I am a mad keen cat lover, we have a darling 17 yr old male Burmese. Are you in the UK or the USA? I haven't found my way to the map yet to look and to pin myself there.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 9:32am (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Its 8.30pm here in Oz, so 9.30am in UK and Trevor just rang from Berlin(10.30am there), all going well, took photos at the Brandenberg gate and his first meal last night (UK time) was pizza and a Scotch. There is snow around :snow: and he is feeling the cold. He hopes to get on to internet Tuesday evening. :ebay: He is looking forward to ariving in the UK again in about a week.:_pecking:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 10:18am (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    The GoogleMapDirectory is at the top of the page.
    Have a good browse around it.
    I think it is fantastic though I do like Multimap.com as they do 3D views of most stuff. You can peek round the back of houses that the Googlemap doesn't see.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 2:08pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Is is alright if I interupt..? lol. Sorry I am a bit behind on my posts, but I will get there eventually. I think I left you all when I was in London... so then I flew from Heathrow to Paris. This was the strangest flight ever. No sooner had we reached cruising altitude, we started decending again. Quite hilarious considering British Airways served us lunch, and I virtually had to inhale my scotch... not such a bad thing.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 2:14pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    So there I was in Paris, with my friend, and his friend who met us in London. A train took us to the area we were staying, and after getting lost we spoke to an English speaking chemist to find our hostel. It wasn't a bad place, but had no inside area to relax. London had a foyer with a pool table, but all the buildings here seemed extremely narrow. The beedroom housed two 3 story bunks, which squeeked a lot... not to mention the rustling plastic protecting the mattress.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 2:20pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    As new years eve approached I was awoken from an afternoon nap by a protest march taking place outside the hostel. The noise was terrifying, untill I discovered what was happening. It was noisy but non violent.
    Nearing midnight the plan was for the 3 of us to go with some English lads and lasses we encounted at the hostel. We were to go to the tower, or the arch. I soon found I had lost my mates, so I went alone with Pommies.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 2:33pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    We got a train to the famous arch, and waited till midnight. Unfortunately there was no countdown or fireworks, just a huge crowd. Once we saw it was past 12, we cheered, hugged, then tried to leave. This was hard as the crowd was very thick, and full of pervert males groping girls as they passed. I pushed as many as I could out of the way to escort my companions through.. who later thanked me, as one of them had been inapropriately touched. I have never been in a crowd so immense.. I could not always control which direction to go.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 2:38pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    It turns out that my mates had gone to the tower... thinking I had already left the hostel... trying to catch up with me. At least they had no fireworks either, lol.
    Overall I found Paris to be a little disapointing. We went and saw the tower, and a few other attractions, but in general I did not like it there. The streets seemed very dirty, the people pushy, and I saw no sign of the romance that had always been what I pictured. Of course I did not see the whole city, and reserve judgement entirely untill I do.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 2:43pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    The morning I left Paris was the first I have seen of any snow. It wasn't much mind you, but it was snow. We walked to the train station and began our journey to Amsterdam.
    This place was heaven... to my friends. I on the other hand, did find it very interesting, but could have left after a day. We went into "coffee shops" and walked the streets a lot.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 2:47pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    The hostel there had its own bar, pool table, and "smoking room". The bedroom slept 18 and had a wonderful view over a canal. We went on a canal cruise tour boat which was nice. It is a nice looking place but a lot of the buildings look crooked... not because I walked past the "smoking room"
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 2:54pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Blimey, Trev; talk about 'If it's Tuesday it must be Holland'! What a whirlwind!
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 3:11pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    I just bought some more internet time... 2 euro an hour, lol.

    Amsterdam wasn't lacking in the food department. Everywhere I turned there were pizza, hotdogs, cakes and pastries, restaurants, cafes and bars. We went into one little restaurant and I had a long awaited steak.. very nice (sorry Red).
    So after 3 long nights it was time to leave, and begin a 6 hour train ride to Berlin.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 3:15pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Not long after the train departed, I could see a build up of snow outside the window. This gradually increased to seeing fields of white, and trees adorned, looking very Christmassy. The ride was quite pleasant, with an ever changing countryside to peruse. Friend number 3... the one that resides in the UK... found the bar on the train, and nearly forgot to get off at Berlin.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 3:21pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    He promptly fell asleep in the taxi, then again standing on a corner... ??... and again leaning on my friend while in an elevator ! The hostel is part of a public bar, which is great. This time our room beds 4, which we have to ourselves, and is more alike to a hotel room than an array of bunk beds. Even the showers pass, although they still sport the magic button... a water saving device which limits shower time, unless you lean against it, lol. After checking in last night, we went for a cold cold walk in the snow, we wanted to see something. We found the something gate that Hitler used to address thousands.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 3:25pm (Jan 6th 2009) edited
     
    On the way back, we saw a sign for a pizza shop, so we walked down to a courtyard. Seeing no way inside the shop, I found a door in the shadows and went inside. After some stairs we were greeted and asked how we got in, and do we have a "card". We soon found out that when entering the front door, a card is issued for billing the meal on. This was fine untill 3 of us tried to leave presenting only 2 cards. We explained to the manager when he was called, that 2 people were on 1 card.. but they didn't like this idea... even when the receipt showed 2 meals and 2 beers. Eventually we convinced them that everything was fine, and we left... very nice pizza though !!
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 3:29pm (Jan 6th 2009) edited
     
    Today we walked around Berlin a bit. We went to Charlie's checkpoint and photographed the guards, had a burger for lunch, and returned to the warmth of the hostel. It was -5 C at lunchtime... that is crazy !!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 5:49pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Posted By: hqtrev...the crowd was very thick, and full of pervert males groping girls as they passed. I pushed as many as I could out of the way to escort my companions through.. who later thanked me, as one of them had been inapropriately touched. I have never been in a crowd so immense.. I could not always control which direction to go.
    Our Hero. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 5:55pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Trevs MumNothing like a really gripping crime story Diane. I love your two gorgeous black kitties in the pic, I am a mad keen cat lover, we have a darling 17 yr old male Burmese. Are you in the UK or the USA? I haven't found my way to the map yet to look and to pin myself there.
    Awww. Thanks Julie! That's Martin and Maya. My little sweeties. Can you post a picture of your cat?

    I'm in the USA. Washington State. I live on the longest island in the country (40 miles and fairly narrow.) Listening to the news last night it seems that Whidbey is about twice as long and wide as the Gaza Strip - which is 25 miles long/7 miles wide.

    Any book recommendations?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 5:57pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Oh, and I live about 250 miles north of Lynn. (Total guess at the number there.) But, basically, in US (and I'm thinking - UK) terms; not far from her. :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 8:06pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Sorry, Diane; I forgot you wanted to know what the book was! It was The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty and it was excellent. But in teeny weeny print!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 8:16pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Another descriptive read from Trevor, I did warm him we had gone off topic just a trifle.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 8:18pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    warm?? I meant warn, must be thinking of him feeling the cold, its going to be 28 degrees here today just lovely.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 8:34pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    28 degrees??? How horrible....I'd melt! :D
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 8:39pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Photobucket
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 8:44pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    OH my god sooorrreeeeeeeeeey I did follow instructions and resize what an idiot I am!!! somehow this pic is ginormous of my cat Thomas, Sorry to anyone who doesnt like cats!!!!!!!!!!!!oh no, now Neil will ban me for life.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 8:54pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Wow! A Burmese Blue.

    Many years ago I used to breed these, brown ones too.

    My daughter (lives 80yards away) has a blue and a brown - brothers.
    Called Mr Blue and Mr Brown.They are only about 18months old.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 9:23pm (Jan 6th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: Trevs MumOH my god sooorrreeeeeeeeeey I did follow instructions and resize what an idiot I am!!! somehow this pic is ginormous of my cat Thomas, Sorry to anyone who doesnt like cats!!!!!!!!!!!!oh no, now Neil will ban me for life.

    The pic isn't ginormous it is the right size. ;) And what a cute kitty cat. :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 9:27pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    That is a beautiful cat, and the size of the picture is perfect. My page always does that to me - I think its ginormous but its fine to everyone else. Can't believe your cat is 18!

    250 miles is a bloomin' long way in the UK Diane! What was it CC once said - 100 miles is a long way in the UK, and 100 years is a long time in the US.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 9:28pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Trev, your blog is fantastic! We're really enjoying it. I have heard the same about Paris - I only know one person who likes it there. Where are you off to next?
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 9:32pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    I hope he goes to Prague next...
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 9:35pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    He is going to Prague next and then to Rome before coming to the UK. :)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 9:46pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    250 miles is a bloomin' long way in the UK Diane! What was it CC once said - 100 miles is a long way in the UK, and 100 years is a long time in the US.

    In Oz 250 miles (thats around 400 km here) just a nice sunday afternoon drive, (well its nothing to drive that to go away for a few days here, fascinating how we judge distance depending where we live.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 10:24pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The houses in Amsterdam are crooked...the reason for this is because people used to winch their furniture up to the top floors when they moved in, so the houses were built to lean forwards a little bit so the furniture didn't bang against the walls.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 10:24pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Brilliant posts Trev, can't wait till you get to Rome (always wanted to travel there) and then the UK of course - wonder what you will think of it here! :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 10:25pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Julie, that's a lovely cat too!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 10:56pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Preeetty Kittty!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2009 11:03pm (Jan 6th 2009)
     
    Way cool Trev...wish I'd done that when I was younger.

    250 miles here is a bump on a log. Not something you do every day but..
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2009 3:50am (Jan 7th 2009)
     
    Oooo. Thomas you are a beauty! THANKS Julie! :heart: The photo is perfect.

    So, its really only our Brits who are mileage constrained.

    Jonny - I think your little hen avatar needs to stop eating. She's getting VERY round. I'm worried about her health.

    Thanks CC!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2009 9:52am (Jan 7th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Wow excellent write-up again Trev! :)

    Seriously think it should have it's own website it's a great idea and a very interesting read...

    The hostel you stayed at - was it the one next to Vondelpark? Me and Scarlet stayed there for a few days when we cycled round Holland.

    Although I don't smoke, they make very nice chocolate brownies which make you feel a bit tipsy after a while... or so I heard!

    Hope to see more posts from you soon, enjoy your travels. :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2009 10:24am (Jan 7th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh, never thought it might be the same one...

    Posted By: neil... or so I heard!

    HA, whatever :P

    Jonny has changed into the roundest rooster i've ever seen :o
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2009 5:11pm (Jan 7th 2009) edited
     
    He eats a lot..but he's mine.:heart:

    The cats are EVER so jealous. :)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2009 11:01pm (Jan 7th 2009)
     
    Posted By: DianeonWhidbeyOh, and I live about 250 miles north of Lynn. (Total guess at the number there.) But, basically, in US (and I'm thinking - UK) terms; not far from her.<img src=" />

    Diane, I'm only 50 miles from Seattle, so we are only maybe 100 miles apart.:cool:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2009 11:08pm (Jan 7th 2009)
     
    Trev, I love your travel log..I'm glad you got to post how it's going over there for you. I hope things will go smoothly for you and you make it back to England safely.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2009 11:39pm (Jan 7th 2009)
     
    Red, yes I saw the hooks for hoisting furniture in Amsterdam, but did not know the buildings were crooked on purpose. We stayed at a hostel called "meeting point". Well Berlin is a place I would visit again, it was nice. Unfortunately we missed out on seeing much of it though, due to the cold and sore feet. We ran short of time because we only had 2 nights booked there... providing 1 day to look around. If I had been in charge of booking this tour, It would have been very diferent.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2009 11:52pm (Jan 7th 2009)
     
    This morning we planned to taxi our way to a 10:30 train to Prague, but had to take the underground when the taxi took too long. As a result we missed the train, by the time we fumbled with the ticket machine. So we took shelter in a Mcdonalds for 2 hrs, as the train station was not heated. Waiting on the platform, shivering, the train failed to arrive. Then the details vanished from the sign above the platform.... this was not good. Turns out that because the train was running late, they turned it around at the previous station. So we got our tickets changed, and waited another 2 hours... still shivering.... and eventually departed at 2:30 pm.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2009 12:05am (Jan 8th 2009)
     
    It was a 4 to 4.5 hr trip to Prague. The scenery was splendid, and we went through many small towns along the way. Pleasantly, it is not as cold here as Berlin was, although there is some snow on the ground. We checked into the hostel with relative ease, negotiating the underground on the way. Due to a heating malfunction, our booked room is unavailable, but we have been given another without problem.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2009 12:16am (Jan 8th 2009)
     
    We have been for a walk and seen some amazing buildings. It is like there are castles everywhere, which we will take a closer look at during the day. It looks really nice here so far. We did wander up a dark alley, and had many people trying to usher us into their bar/club. It is amusing watching them try so hard... even while talking prices (just for a laugh) to one man, another from accross the street will be calling out "come to mine.. it is the best". Also after buying a hotdog, some beggers asked for change... but we let them watch us eat. I could be wrong, but I heard it is illegal to help them here. Oh well, I look forward to exploring more tomorrow....
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2009 8:15am (Jan 8th 2009) edited
     
    What part of Prague are you in, Trev. When i went there i stayed in Prague 4, but went to Prague 1 and Prague 10 aswell. :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2009 12:51pm (Jan 8th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hope you enjoy your time in Prague :)

    The beggar story reminds me of Amsterdam - my dad and i had a pocket full of loose change, and whenever a beggar came up and asked for money (which took all of five seconds...) we could just dip our hands in and give him a few coins without worrying about giving all our money away :D
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2009 4:07pm (Jan 8th 2009)
     

    no longer a member

    oooh I am off back to Amsterdam in a 2 weeks time
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2009 8:05pm (Jan 10th 2009)
     
    Trev's in Rome now and will head over to the UK sometime Monday. If you see him say hi for me, He will be the one shivering, wearing a beanie and seven coats while clutching a scotch and coke (no ice) he he he. :snowman:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2009 8:17pm (Jan 10th 2009)
     
    For a loving mummy, you're a bit wicked, incha? :)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2009 8:23pm (Jan 10th 2009)
     
    I is loving but I also has a wicked sense of humour, I gets it from my children. Love a good laugh, practical jokes and used to do funny things at work on April fools day too.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2009 8:25pm (Jan 10th 2009) edited
     
    Trevor has the most amazing/funny/tricky gift wrapping skills, get him to tell you all about it one day.:shop:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2009 5:55pm (Jan 11th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Argh Trev, just tried to ring you back but I got through to an Australian voicemail system so I got confused and had to hang up!

    You rang whilst we were driving down the M6 taking Scarlet back to Uni, I started to pull over onto the hard-shoulder so I could talk but Helen was screaming "You can't stop for that! It's ILLEGAL!!!!" so I couldn't stop :(

    I think we're setting back in about half an hour so I'll be finished driving at about 8:30pm...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2009 7:00pm (Jan 11th 2009)
     
    Can you text him?
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2009 7:59pm (Jan 11th 2009) edited
     
    Ode to the traveller

    Creeping, creeping softly creeping
    the weary traveller does approach
    from the south comes softly stealing
    safe within the Bradford coach.

    The hens are clucking, scratching, cheeping
    meeting Trev will be a blast
    he brings wisdom from the east
    the Boy from Oz is here at last!
    :milly_hen:


    oops what did I have for tea last night? must have swallowed some Lord of the Rings or 'Verse for dummies 101' .
    When I read Neil's post I sent text to Trevor, fortunately he was able to contact Neil so all is well.
    What a strange blog this will be for Trevor to sort out when he returns home, a bizarre record of his travels, further confirmation that his Mum is nuts and lots of encouraging and amusing comments from the hencam folk!
    :sun:
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2009 8:08pm (Jan 11th 2009)
     
    I think Hencam might need a Poetry Corner! :read:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2009 9:35pm (Jan 11th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebCan you text him?


    Wasn't sure because the message said I could leave a message by typing in the phone number of the mobile I wanted to leave a message for! So I wasn't sure if there was some weird re-routing going on...

    But anyway, all sorted now (ish) - spoke to Trev and he's about to get a flight from Rome to London, then he has to try and find a way to get from London to sunny West Yorkshire! :)

    [edit] Sorry Trev's mum, should have posted on here that I'd spoken to him but had to drive back from Scarlet's uni so only just got here. :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 12:07am (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    That's a great poem! I hope Trev keeps it for his blog to remind himself of how talented his mom is!

    I was telling hubby that Trev is visiting hencam and us lazy lot who live in the same country have never managed it! So a guy flies across the world and finds time to visit and we sit here and read about it. [sigh] Perhaps we should have an outing in the summer to visit.

    Anyone for a charabanc trip?!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 8:52am (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    [edit]Sorry Trev's mum, should have posted on here that I'd spoken to him but had to drive back from Scarlet's uni so only just got here.<img src=" ismap="false" hspace="0" loop="1" src="http://www.hencam.co.uk/images/smileys/icon_smile.gif" width="15" vspace="0" />


    All ok Neil, dont worry I knew you were in transit mode and it was at least 2 hour trip there and back. I laughed at the image of you trying to answer phone while weaving your way down the M6 and Helen growling at you.:scared:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 8:55am (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    oops seem to have lots of extra gobbledy gook at end of quote, dont quite know what that is as it was my first try.

    Thanks Kateb and Victoria for comment on poem (blushes shyly) I do enjoy a bit of the old short story writng and the odd poem or two.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:01am (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    The weird bit at the end of the quote is because of the vanillacon. ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:10am (Jan 12th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Brilliant poem!! :bigsmile:

    Don't worry about the gobbledy gook at the end of the quote, it's the properties of the vanillacon and it always comes up when someone has used a vanillacon in the post you're quoting :-\

    Wish i was at home whilst Trev is there :(
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 11:40am (Jan 12th 2009) edited
     
    Red I wish that you and Trev could catch up too. He has been so impressed by what you and Neil have done with the hens and all the excitement of the new baby chickies :hyper_chick: hatching last year, that was such a special event. I was actually on line when the first one hatched, I was just an observer back then.
    Maybe Trev will hop off the train somehow to say hi! Does he have your mobile number if you have one that is?
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 11:43am (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    :_pecking:Thanks for the comment on poem, my next topic will be...hhmmmm maybe chickens!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 3:39pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Kateb

    Anyone for a charabanc trip?!


    Bags I sit up front behind the driver...
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 7:25pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    London to sunny West Yorkshire


    That does sound rather like a coach trip. The sort where people arrive at their hotel just in time for an evening meal that begins with half a warmed grapefruit topped with a glace cherry.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 7:45pm (Jan 12th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No such luxury for Trev tonight - he's staying in La hotel hencam!

    Though when he sees the state of the house he may hastily book a bed and breakfast somewhere else... :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 7:47pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Julie; I'm reading another Oz book...so what are 'the pokies'? I'm guessing from context that it's something you bet on. Am I right or totally off-course?
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:15pm (Jan 12th 2009) edited
     
    Trevor's on hencam Trevor's on hencam yipppeeee!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:18pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    I just typed a long post and lost it all! [sulk] He said hi to you Julie!

    I never have my speakers on - it was just by chance i thought the light looked different so thought I was going to catch Neil saying goodnight and instead it was an Aussie!!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:21pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    In case you missed it..

    Trev saying good night
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:30pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    That was fun to hear him talking to the hens.:chicken:

    Now CC the pokies, yes you are right they are the gambling machines they have in casinos and pubs (or one arm bandits we call them too).

    For those of you who are interested it's going to be 37 degrees C here in Geelong today.
    :weather_hot:

    Neil you and Helen are treasures for putting up with er....I mean putting up Trevor overnight, he will love falling asleep to the gentle clucking of hens, the smell of chicken poo and the scampering of Mel,..... oooohh not actually in with the hens that's very civilised of you. Here all folk can usually offer in Oz is a 20 bunk room in a tin shed with free insects, a few snakes and some huge spiders for company.
    :squirrel::mouse2::elvis::cat:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:35pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Trevs MumFor those of you who are interested it's going to be 37 degrees C here in Geelong today.


    Show off! As long as it isn't humid though...humid and 37 .. ugh!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:37pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Here it is a balmy ( or barmy as CC says ) -5.

    Wed,Thurs,Friday it will be in the -20s though.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:37pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Thanks Kateb and Jonny I was fortunate enough to hear all his chat to Neil and hens.
    Don't you hate that when you type up a nice long piece and lose it and then you really lose it!!!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:38pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Ahh been there, done that... Ctrl-A,Ctrl-C...lots when it gets longish..
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:42pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Posted By: JonnyHere it is a balmy ( or barmy as CC says ) -5.

    Wed,Thurs,Friday it will be in the -20s though.


    MINUS MINUS how can it be minus anything bbrrrrr
    I would curl up in a ball and hibernate for the winter.

    Wonder when Trevor will get to read all this and post his latest, we are all dying to hear what he thought of Rome and hencam itself. It will be hard to compare the two really I'm sure hencam wins hands down.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:54pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Victoria
    London to sunny West Yorkshire


    That does sound rather like a coach trip. The sort where people arrive at their hotel just in time for an evening meal that begins with half a warmed grapefruit topped with a glace cherry.


    eeeeuw warm grapefruit (choke, splutter) and a cherry Victoria, just what I have always wanted, I can picture it now. I read all of Agatha Christies tales when I was younger and still love 'em today. I think its something Miss Marple would have.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 9:59pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Sorry Trevor I am way off topic and all over the place here, its meant to be about your world trip.
    :angry:

    Think I will take a break and have a warm drink. This blog will be full of fun and nonesense but at least he can cut and paste and his muummy will love putting it together in a nice scrap book with cute little pictures of hens and the Eiffel tower and pizzas in Amsterdam.
    Is scrapbooking big in the UK, oops there I go again off on a tangent.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:01pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    A true hencammer... "Topic? Wot topic?" hee.hee.

    Its almost sounded like they HAD put Trev up in the coop. Heard sound of running water..thought maybe Trev was washing up before a well deserved rest. :)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:07pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Neil, you haven't told Trev that one of the cams is pointing his way tonight?

    Julie said:-
    " Here all folk can usually offer in Oz is a 20 bunk room in a tin shed with free insects, a few snakes and some huge spiders for company."

    Now that is precisely the reason I have turned down two genuine invites to Auz..
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:07pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Me too I can hear running water!!! Maybe its the melting snow rushing down the slopes.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:14pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Julie said:-
    " Here all folk can usually offer in Oz is a 20 bunk room in a tin shed with free insects, a few snakes and some huge spiders for company."

    Now that is precisely the reason I have turned down two genuine invites to Auz..


    he he he we is actually much more civilised but I do have to ask my husband to remove huntsman spiders from inside to out, several times a year. They are usually 5 to 10 cms legspan and sit up near the ceiling. I wont tell you about the one that was crawling up my leg in the shower a few weeks back and that I screamed and yelled and then brushed it away hysterically and it landed on my husbands shoulder and then I sobbed at him to take of his dressing gown and throw it on the floor and then he bashed it with a slipper and it jumped up and ....no it didnt, it was dead but I wont tell you about that incident.

    aaah that's much bettter got that all off my chest.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:15pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Snow?? ..No..no .. I don't think its that....*whispers* They don't really do snow there.. :)

    Maybe someone was taking a p... no..no not that...
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:19pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Ollie I have actaully never seen a snake in the bush (only at the zoo)and we used to go picnicing and barbecuing regularly. We have fly screens to keep out the small bugs as do most people so it's not as bad as it sounds. BUT how did that huntsman get in???
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:19pm (Jan 12th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: Trevs Mumhuntsman spiders

    Oooh..they ARE big aren't they!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:23pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    DONT DO SNOW what on earth do you mean Jonny? you have just destroyed my childhood dream, all my life I thought all of the UK was covered in at least a foot of snow (hhmmm reverts to Imperial here) for 4 months of the year. tee hee.
    :snow:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:26pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Jonny
    Posted By: Trevs Mumhuntsman spiders

    Oooh..theyAREbig aren't they!


    oh my gosh you Googled them, we see the grey common variety thank goodness the others look even more scarey!!!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 10:27pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Posted By: JonnyA true hencammer... "Topic? Wot topic?" hee.hee.



    haha. We can never stay on topic...unless it is the runny poo thread! (Sorry Diane ;))