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by Calendar Blue
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Hooroo!! :lol: 8)
by Calendar Blue
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Straya!! 8) Sad to have missed the fun, but my brother (outskirts of Sydney) confirmed that whilst it was 37 degrees when I left on Sunday, it rained all day on Monday. Sydney, and Australia to be fair, exceeded all my expectations. In all sorts of ways. I probably won't come back at this time of ye...
by Calendar Blue
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Well I'm happy to confirm that, even now I'm home, I've fallen in love. With Sydney. What a great city! Could not have been made to feel more welcome, and at no point was I disappointed. The sights are spectacular, anywhere and everywhere. I genuinely didn't realise how stunning the Harbour Bridge a...
by Calendar Blue
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Well, I'm here! Arrived on Sunday morning and still trying to adapt to this heat; bit of a shock to the system! We're off to Melbourne tomorrow for a few days, but have already done the Sydney Tower and a sort-of trip to the city (mostly trying to keep the restless nephews occupied!). I'm due back i...
by Calendar Blue
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How many spaces after a full stop?
Replies: 120
Views: 5887

Re: How many spaces after a full stop?

Three pages of this? :lol: This is why I love PR. Personally, one space after a comma. Two after a full stop. :thumbup: That's why there are three pages. Tsk. Note the one, yes, ONE, space, between commas and full stops and the next word. Applies to both. This really should be over by now. :roll:
by Calendar Blue
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your other sport(s)
Replies: 65
Views: 3659

Re: Your other sport(s)

For a split second, I thought the 'henry' reference was to the gorgeousness that is Thierry. My mistake. :(
by Calendar Blue
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 444090

Re: The Wine Thread

In honour of my visit to Aus, I've recently been bought a bottle of Australian Riesling. I'm not convinced, but I probably should get over the old 80's view that any Riesling tastes like anti-freeze. Haven't tried it yet, but am hoping to be proved wrong in my original opinion. Can you remember the...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Electric Shavers
Replies: 28
Views: 1666

Re: Electric Shavers

What's the point in shaving after you've showered? After 10-15 minutes in the shower your beard is softer, you numpty. If you claim to do "ruthless efficiency very well" why not soak and rinse in the shower, then shave. You've got it arseways. Shaving in the shower is a bit gross for other users. H...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your other sport(s)
Replies: 65
Views: 3659

Re: Your other sport(s)

AND-y wrote:You hunt horses? Fair enough I'd imagine that'd be a bit of a challenge unlike say, foxes.
Legally, we're not allowed to hunt foxes....
by Calendar Blue
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Thanks all! I'm keeping an eye on this, and will still be grateful for any further suggestions. And for the record, I'm delighted with either 'young lady' or 'independent woman'! (Thanks Razor, and others!) It now transpires that I'll be spending some time in Melbourne as well, although this will be...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 444090

Re: The Wine Thread

In honour of my visit to Aus, I've recently been bought a bottle of Australian Riesling. I'm not convinced, but I probably should get over the old 80's view that any Riesling tastes like anti-freeze. Haven't tried it yet, but am hoping to be proved wrong in my original opinion.
by Calendar Blue
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your other sport(s)
Replies: 65
Views: 3659

Re: Your other sport(s)

Horse racing - riding and watching
Horse riding / Hunting
Swimming
by Calendar Blue
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Danny Care - "I'm a mouthy, self-entitled pr*ck"
Replies: 47
Views: 3559

Re: Danny Care - "I'm a mouthy, self-entitled pr*ck"

Have not always been a fan of Mr Care. But, he seems to have 'sorted himself out' of late. Granted he's had a poor couple of games (being generous) and it wasn't cool to put the conversation out there (I'm guessing Twitter / Facebook or a newspaper interview?) but he's a scrum half; by definition th...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Electric Shavers
Replies: 28
Views: 1666

Re: Electric Shavers

Quite happy with a disposable BiC, or a Wilkinson Sword.

But then I guess mine serve a different purpose.... :roll:
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Star Wars VII Discussion thread, spoilers there will be.
Replies: 1406
Views: 96721

Re: Star Wars VII Teaser Trailer.

Really pleased to see that my excitement is being mirrored elsewhere!
Having seen all the comments, I'm now leaning towards Benedict as the voice-over. He was on a chat-show here a few weeks ago, and was very coy about his potential involvement....Sherlock & The Dark Lord?!
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Twickenham fans nasty, foul-mouthed, racist and homophobic
Replies: 52
Views: 3406

Re: Twickenham fans nasty, foul-mouthed, racist and homophob

Would anyone really argue with this ban? Whoever 'has the authority', is anyone willing to stand up publicly and say 'they' were wrong in banning them? Most of us, NH and SH, agree that Nigel Owens is one of, if not, the best international ref on the circuit currently. I'd like to believe that as a ...
by Calendar Blue
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Star Wars VII Discussion thread, spoilers there will be.
Replies: 1406
Views: 96721

Re: Star Wars VII Teaser Trailer.

I love it! :nod:
Been waiting all day for it to arrive, and not disappointed. It looks, and sounds, just like a Star Wars movie should do! Seriously excited about this, the prospects look very very good. :D
by Calendar Blue
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sonja McLaughlan and Warren Gatland.
Replies: 79
Views: 5572

Re: Sonja McLaughlan and Warren Gatland.

Would this have become such a big deal if it had been Cotter / Butler asking the self-same question? Not trying to make a gender issue where there isn't one - genuinely curious. His reaction, now easily find-able on you-tube, isn't nearly as dramatic as some media have made out, but he's clearly hac...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Take your hosts out to Sydney cafe at Circular Quay, get train from Pymple st near StIves Easy Heat in Sydney isn't too bad if your lightly dressed, it's humid but not equator like a 40 degree day is very rare You would be looking at low thirties usually at worst Thanks Grievous. Low 30's is going ...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Oh, and if a cabal is mandatory, who do I check in with.....?! :uhoh: (the icon is supposed to represent VERY scared.) Sydney CBD is ridiculously safe. Are you friends with Cymro on Facebook? He can point you towards myself if you want to arrange drinks. The cabal isn't that scary unless Donger com...
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Thank you chaps. Your recommendations are appreciated. Having never visited before I'm curious how safe Sydney is. For me, wandering about, mostly daytime, on my own. I'm guessing it's like any other city; don't be daft, apply common sense, don't go 'off piste'. That said, I'm hoping to try out Syd...
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Oh, and if a cabal is mandatory, who do I check in with.....?! :uhoh: (the icon is supposed to represent VERY scared.)
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Re: Tourist to Sydney

Thank you chaps. Your recommendations are appreciated. Having never visited before I'm curious how safe Sydney is. For me, wandering about, mostly daytime, on my own. I'm guessing it's like any other city; don't be daft, apply common sense, don't go 'off piste'. That said, I'm hoping to try out Sydn...
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Homeland
Replies: 265
Views: 20376

Re: Homeland

It's really found it's stride again; Brody who?! Surprisingly gripping, considering the supposed main character is gone, and that there are absolutely no likeable characters. I end each week wishing we didn't have to wait another for the next episode. Annoyingly, the USA run started at the same time...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tourist to Sydney
Replies: 82
Views: 7001

Tourist to Sydney

Further to some comments on the Aussie Rock thread, I realised you guys can give me some good advice about coming to Sydney for the first time. I'm going to be staying with my brother and his family (St Ives) in January, but as he's going to be working some /most of the time, my sister-in-law will b...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steve Walsh
Replies: 168
Views: 7912

Re: Steve Walsh

Collective opinion in the pub tonight was that he looks like an older version of our (and Canada's) beloved James Pritchard! 8)
by Calendar Blue
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leftover take away curry
Replies: 35
Views: 2126

Re: Leftover take away curry

Chinese currys are even better.
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What happened to Australian Rock?
Replies: 74
Views: 3504

Re: What happened to Australian Rock?

I'm going to keep an eye on this thread. My brother and his family moved from London to Sydney last year, and I'm on my way to see them in January. Was a proper INXS fan in the 80's (saw them live every time they played the UK), plus Crowded House, and I'm hoping to discover some great bands while I...
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dirtiest team you've played against
Replies: 130
Views: 7488

Re: Dirtiest team you've played against

Back in the day...any team that included Mickey Skinner. Never seen anyone quite as 'off the chart' dirty. No morals, no conscience. Despised him when we played him at club level. Loved him as an England player!
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst gig you've been to
Replies: 60
Views: 2750

Re: Worst gig you've been to

Gary Glitter. Early 90's. Didn't want to go, but it was only a fiver. Even then. The tribute acts in the audience during the interval were better. Felt horrific then, and we know why now. :(( I'm ashamed.
by Calendar Blue
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Yorkshire Tykes Limited
Replies: 47
Views: 3487

Re: Yorkshire Tykes Limited

To the best of my limited knowledge, we will be playing Leeds at Goldington Road next Friday night. Nuff said. :twisted:
by Calendar Blue
Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crock of feminist bullshit
Replies: 897
Views: 40142

Re: Crock of feminist bullshit

Parents need to teach their kids to respond to this kind of stuff in a more positive way. Mothers teach your sons that women are not put on this earth merely for your pleasure. Fathers, teach your daughters some good rebuffs! Earlier this week I was returning from the supermarket hauling my shoppin...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What kind of supporter are you.
Replies: 50
Views: 3222

Re: What kind of supporter are you.

Try to abide by the rule: if I personally couldn't do better, then don't be personal. I know a few of our (Bedford Blues) players, and need to be able to look them in the eye if I bump into them in the pub. My understanding of the principles (thus avoiding the rules / laws debate) is getting better ...
by Calendar Blue
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: (AERO)PLANE THREAD
Replies: 598
Views: 28985

Re: (AERO)PLANE THREAD

Would've loved to be in Kent yesterday. I've never heard a sonic boom, and chances are, I never will. But the good folk of Kent and surrounding counties were treated to one yesterday. Typhoons at full speed....very jealous! :nod:
by Calendar Blue
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8300
Views: 623907

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2014?

Is there a Homeland thread I've missed? Don't want to upset any re new season..... Loving it so far! Brody who?? Carrie remains as unlikable as ever. Thought it was a touch slow to get going, and then ate my words....! I'm hoping that the writers have got their senses back, and that this could be a ...
by Calendar Blue
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most underrated & overated famous actors IYHO
Replies: 203
Views: 10827

Re: Most underrated & overated famous actors IYHO

To be honest, my personal review was "do you really need to say 'fudge' that often" but I guess it was part of the scene.
Cillian Murphy, absolutely stunning. Repulsive character, but really appealing, and does it so well.
by Calendar Blue
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pick a song/track with some sort of meaning to you
Replies: 63
Views: 2473

Re: Pick a song/track with some sort of meaning to you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq-gYOrU8bA

Paul Simon wrote a song about me and my best friend!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq9moPpTFZE

Saw INXS live numerous times and they were amazing!
by Calendar Blue
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most underrated & overated famous actors IYHO
Replies: 203
Views: 10827

Re: Most underrated & overated famous actors IYHO

I'm inclined to watch anything, stage or screen, that Kevin Spacey is involved in. Just classy. Was watching Peaky Blinders on Beeb2 last night, and Twitter lit up regarding Tom Hardy. It would seem he's 'the next / current big thing'. Apparently was in a Batman movie and has been numerously awarded...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London Welsh v Gloucester. 19:45 tonight.
Replies: 84
Views: 5621

Re: London Welsh v Gloucester. 19:45 tonight.

I actually feel a little bit (not much) sorry for LW. They did it 'the right way' this time, (after having got so much stick last time) but the Prem, and to a degree the Championship, (thanks to the Prem) are set up to deliberately ensure that most new arrivals fail. That said, the recruitment did ...
by Calendar Blue
Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the forum's poster base shrinking?
Replies: 361
Views: 17938

Re: Is the forum's poster base shrinking?

I'm sure that LeinsterLion has a point, but I think in my own case, it's my age. I just don't find people trolling / starting fights for no apparent reason / generally getting shouty, appealing or amusing. I accepted it was part of the character of the bored when I joined, but maybe I'm just not the...