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« Reply #2400 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 15:38:22 »

Yuck hate tumble dryers I don't own one!! Make everything creasy & ming
Got 5 loads of washing dry on the line today
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Ha ha  Grin Really can't beat the satisfaction of getting a few loads of washing dry in a day.

Although the knowledge that i'll spend the rest of my life folding the other halfs boxers and sorting out his socks is a tad depressing.But it does give me a power of a sort over him,if he annoys me i don't put any away for him and he ends up with none.
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« Reply #2401 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 15:43:27 »

Been to Avebury today. Nice walk around the stones, pub lunch and then over to the Long Barrow. Didn't even realise the Long Barrow was there, practically just across the road from Silbury Hill.

Anyway, I'm obviously getting old but I enjoyed it! First time I've been there since, ooh about 30 years.

West Kennet long barrow is lovely, a bit off the beaten track but a good walk and a real piece of history.
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« Reply #2402 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 15:46:44 »

West Kennet long barrow is lovely, a bit off the beaten track but a good walk and a real piece of history.

It's something like 5500 years old, its hard to wrap the head around something that old. I was pleasantly surprised you can go in to the first few chambers too.
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« Reply #2403 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 16:10:40 »

When I last went there a load of hippies were stood on top of the barrow chanting and waving their arms about. Reminded me a bit of the town end after a few beers !
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« Reply #2404 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 16:28:00 »

It's something like 5500 years old, its hard to wrap the head around something that old. I was pleasantly surprised you can go in to the first few chambers too.

The Neolithic, is a lifetime fascination for me....the way I get my head around it is to consider, the Paleolithic, some of the remains and they're rare from this period, can be 250-300,000 years old.

Occasionally stuff turns up in places like the floor of the North Sea, tools from when Britain was connected to Europe, and people hunted mammoths etc. Then you had the Mesolithic...again hunter gatherers, but Britain distinctly an island....mesolithic footprints can be found in the ooze of the Bristol Channel. This was probably 10,000 years ago.

So...it means to me that the Neolithic is modern....farmers, builders of monuments and builders of culture.  Stable isotopic tooth analysis of strontium in a 9000 year old skeleton in Cheddar cave found DNA similar to someone who still lives there today....I daresay the same link could be found between Wiltshiremen then and today.

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« Reply #2405 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 16:29:35 »

It's something like 5500 years old, its hard to wrap the head around something that old. I was pleasantly surprised you can go in to the first few chambers too.

Yeah it's quite old, I heard Reg cut the ribbon to open it Wink
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« Reply #2406 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 16:37:51 »

West Kennet long barrow is lovely, a bit off the beaten track but a good walk and a real piece of history.

It's all of 300 yards from the A4 you pillock
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« Reply #2407 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 16:39:54 »

It's all of 300 yards from the A4 you pillock

But a good walk if you do it from your house in Swindon....
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« Reply #2408 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 16:48:21 »

It's all of 300 yards from the A4 you pillock

Jesus Christ you are a pedant arent you.

OK it should have said its a nice stroll up a hill to get to it from the nearest car-park/bus stop, that is approx 3⁄4 mile SW of West Kennet, along footpath off A4 (approx distance taken from the English Heritage web site).

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« Reply #2409 on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 16:53:00 »

It's something like 5500 years old, its hard to wrap the head around something that old. I was pleasantly surprised you can go in to the first few chambers too.

Wayland Smithy near Ashbury is also a very good example a Neolithic long barrow, I used to visit there often when I lived near there many many years ago.
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« Reply #2410 on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 12:21:35 »

This being stuck to a petrol pump.

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« Reply #2411 on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 12:36:01 »

Wayland Smithy near Ashbury is also a very good example a Neolithic long barrow, I used to visit there often when I lived near there many many years ago.

Agree.A nice walk from Uffington white horse via the ridgway path.
 Scattered my nans ashes there(her family were from Uffington)
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« Reply #2412 on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 20:57:50 »

Just checked my Quidco account and found out i'm getting 235 cashback for mine and my wife's Blackberry contracts with Vodafone. Smiley
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« Reply #2413 on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 22:14:45 »

Larwood we are getting old! Smiley

Jonathans jungle roadshow visited CLC kids club today! 35 kids sitting quietly for 2 whole hours engrossed in his chat & mesmorised by all the bugs & reptiles!
The guys bloody brilliant at what he does can recommend him highly enough - he's gonna be appearing on a wildlife programme on BBC one soon too? Something with a number in the title???

Thanks Batch - think it was you that suggested/recommended him?!
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« Reply #2414 on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 22:22:47 »

he's gonna be appearing on a wildlife programme on BBC one soon too? Something with a number in the title???
Deadly 60? Kids wildlife show, its pretty good.
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