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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 5:23 PM
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    Places of Interest
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    • 17th Mar 17, 5:23 PM
    Places of Interest 17th Mar 17 at 5:23 PM
    I thought it might be quite nice, for us all to share places of interest, either where we live, or around the UK.
    Not everyone can afford to jet off abroad.
    The thread is not about where to stay, but more about being an Arms tourist information thread.

    I will start with a town near to me called Christchurch in Dorset.
    There is a market held in the main high street on a Monday, when the road is closed to traffic.
    It is only a small market, but does have stalls selling local produce. There are free tasters.
    If you wonder to the back of the high street, where the pavement turns to cobble stones, you will find a few places displaying local Arts and Crafts. Keep walking and you will find the Witches ducking stool. The river is just a stream these days.
    Walk to the end and cross the road and there is the Old Courthouse, it is a gift shop now, but duck if you are tall.
    There really is so much for free in Christchurch, but I do not want to post a wall of text.
    My favourite place in Christchurch is - https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/red-house-museum-and-gardens
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Mar 17, 5:27 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 5:27 PM
    *Fruity looks on TripAdvisor to book a room in Tips Towers so he can visit Christchurch on market day.*
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    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 17th Mar 17, 6:12 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 6:12 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 6:12 PM
    * Puts thinking-cap on because he wants no more blinkin' tourists here*

    Nice one Tips; I will have a ponder.
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    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 17th Mar 17, 6:51 PM
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    Near where I live is a piece of bare ground.

    It has a surface, some of the basic elements of which were formed in a supernova out there somewhere in the Universe. These elements then drifted across space and eventually coalesced into what we now call the Earth.

    They were churned around, formed fascinating chemical compounds and eventually were spewed out of a volcano to cover the land.

    Next the ice got to work. Grinding solid rock into dust. Transporting it to this little patch of ground and leaving it there for me to find.

    Truly fascinating.

    Next week :
    "A piece of grass verge."
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 7:10 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 7:10 PM
    Mandelbrot clever clogs.
    PS Your snowman (Olaf) has vanished/melted, it's this default blue and white I think.
    Tips x
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Mar 17, 7:14 PM
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    Snowman still here - sun hasn't been shining much though
    Signed Sleazy
    Otherwise known as the Lounge Lizard
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 7:20 PM
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    Snowman still here - sun hasn't been shining much though
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    You have vanished also!

    So you have no places of interest. I find that hard to believe Mr Teazy.
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    • tommix
    • By tommix 17th Mar 17, 7:27 PM
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    My Bank Loan and Madame Fou Fou, 2nd Floor.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Mar 17, 7:27 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 7:27 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 7:27 PM
    I find my local Wetherspoons pretty interesting in the morning when I go for my brexit.
    Signed Sleazy
    Otherwise known as the Lounge Lizard
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 7:39 PM
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    I find my local Wetherspoons pretty interesting in the morning when I go for my brexit.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Actually Wetherspoons do a very reasonable brexit
    Then where do you go nexit?
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Mar 17, 7:43 PM
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    I walks a little then I comes home .... except today I had brexit (breakfast) in Yates instead and there was a man dressed as a leprechaun playing Irish tunes on an accordion .....

    Exciting life.
    Signed Sleazy
    Otherwise known as the Lounge Lizard
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 7:49 PM
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    It is meant to be a fiddle - I think
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    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 17th Mar 17, 8:28 PM
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    Your snowman (Olaf) has vanished/melted, it's this default blue and white I think.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Yep.
    It's still in one piece on the green version (which I use).
    Why are you using that blue 'thing' ... ?
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 8:33 PM
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    Yep.
    It's still in one piece on the green version (which I use).
    Why are you using that blue 'thing' ... ?
    Originally posted by Mandelbrot
    I only joined last year, it was what I was given. I did change once, but found it very different.
    I have had a moan in site feedback.
    I suppose I better change again, and get used to it, as problems keep re-occuring
    Tips x
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    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 17th Mar 17, 8:38 PM
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    I found the green version much more user-friendly.

    If you switch to it (you must have just got in before the door slammed shut - new users now aren't given the choice) and have any problems, just shout out on here and people will happily try to help.
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    • By Wizard of Id 17th Mar 17, 8:46 PM
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    You could spend a couple of weeks here in Fife and still not see all the places of interest
    We have a royal palace, a couple of cathedrals and more castle than you could shake a drawbridge at and then there are the gold courses, the fishing villages, the Forth bridges and the Tay rail bridge which at one time was the longest of its kind in the world.
    Fife is also a Ramblers paradise with the Lomond hills, the tail end of the Ochil hills and a few other unrelated climbs as well as the 117 mile coastal path to walk round.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 8:46 PM
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    I found the green version much more user-friendly.

    If you switch to it (you must have just got in before the door slammed shut - new users now aren't given the choice) and have any problems, just shout out on here and people will happily try to help.
    Originally posted by Mandelbrot
    Thanx for that. I will switch now.
    Tips x
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • shyestgirl
    • By shyestgirl 17th Mar 17, 11:23 PM
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    I thought it might be quite nice, for us all to share places of interest, either where we live, or around the UK.
    Not everyone can afford to jet off abroad.
    The thread is not about where to stay, but more about being an Arms tourist information thread.

    I will start with a town near to me called Christchurch in Dorset.
    There is a market held in the main high street on a Monday, when the road is closed to traffic.
    It is only a small market, but does have stalls selling local produce. There are free tasters.
    If you wonder to the back of the high street, where the pavement turns to cobble stones, you will find a few places displaying local Arts and Crafts. Keep walking and you will find the Witches ducking stool. The river is just a stream these days.
    Walk to the end and cross the road and there is the Old Courthouse, it is a gift shop now, but duck if you are tall.
    There really is so much for free in Christchurch, but I do not want to post a wall of text.
    My favourite place in Christchurch is - https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/red-house-museum-and-gardens
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I live near Runnymead near Windsor. Although the river is great and you can have picnics etc., in the summer, I DO miss the beach. I'm SO envious if anyone lives near one. Does ANYONE want to REALLY make me jealous and tell me that they ACTUALLY do live close to a beach?
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 11:50 PM
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    I live near Runnymead near Windsor. Although the river is great and you can have picnics etc., in the summer, I DO miss the beach. I'm SO envious if anyone lives near one. Does ANYONE want to REALLY make me jealous and tell me that they ACTUALLY do live close to a beach?
    Originally posted by shyestgirl
    I was born in Windsor. It is almost the same these days.
    Sorry 7 miles of beach now - Bournemouth.
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 18th Mar 17, 1:20 AM
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    I like southwold, a small town on the Suffolk coast, fantastic pier with quaint shops and caf!s, a lovely old-fashioned town centre, loads of green space and a harbour.
    Always enjoy a day out there.
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