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If anyone ends up on Eastern Grit tomorrow (Sunday) and wouldn't mind making some sort of detour to bring me back to Oxford, that would be greatly appreciated.

I'll be climbing somewhere, and am currently looking at public transport to get me back to Oxford.
Cameron
8:16 AM, 21/03/15
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Cameron: we should be in the Little John from about 6pm or so tomorrow evening. Catch us in there for a lift home Happy
Dave A.
10:27 PM, 21/03/15
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Change of plans: I realised I had too much to do for a full weekend away, so I came back to Oxford with Michael et al. Have fun, though, it looks like the weather today will be wonderful.
Cameron
11:55 AM, 22/03/15
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Oh, and an important lesson from yesterday. If you are freezing and struggling to get any climbing done in the wind and darkness at Burbage South, but at the same time you can see that the sun is shining and the birds are probably singing in the trees (which will also shelter you from the wind) at Burbage North, just go there. Don't delay and think that the grass is always greener on the other side. In this case, it probably is.
Cameron
11:59 AM, 22/03/15
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Err north facing crags tend to be cold
Mark
9:44 AM, 23/03/15
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Glorious sunshine at Froggatt on Sunday.....
Lina
10:12 AM, 23/03/15
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And on the Gower all weekend!
Alison
11:08 AM, 23/03/15
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And in Cyprus.... Just a shame there's no opportunity to climb...

Steve
11:17 AM, 23/03/15
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"Err north facing crags tend to be cold" -- Mark

Yeah, you'd think I'd have worked out which hemisphere I'm in by now.
Cameron
1:38 PM, 23/03/15
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"Err north facing crags tend to be cold" -- Mark

We had a lovely day at stannage Happy
Jody

2:53 PM, 23/03/15
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Wyndcliffe was a suntrap on Saturday, and Reading was baking on Sunday!
Will B
3:32 PM, 23/03/15
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Sounds like practically everyone made the most of a fine weekend for climbing. Happy
Lina
4:11 PM, 23/03/15
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Goin to the shitstone in hot weather (or at all) is a poor use of a nice weekend.
Mark
4:12 PM, 23/03/15
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That kind of pointless comment is an equally poor use of screen space.
Dave A.
4:21 PM, 23/03/15
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Pointlessly pointing out the pointlesness of my pointless comment just wastes even more space.
Mark
4:26 PM, 23/03/15
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Very true. I won't carry on all day Wink
Dave A.
4:26 PM, 23/03/15
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"Wyndcliffe was a suntrap on Saturday, and Reading was baking on Sunday!" -- Will B

A colleague of mine has been bouncing very happily today since her husband did rather well in Reading on Sunday. He came 3rd overall.
Cameron
5:09 PM, 23/03/15
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I win for poor use of weekend...was at work all weekend so the only time I saw sunshine was the drive to work in the morning Sad
George
5:14 PM, 23/03/15
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No one's going to fight you for that award!
Niall H.
5:27 PM, 23/03/15
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"A colleague of mine has been bouncing very happily today since her husband did rather well in Reading on Sunday. He came 3rd overall." -- Cameron

That's good going! What was his time? And well done Will.

Clare
5:45 PM, 23/03/15
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Aileen might beat George, I guess...
Lina
6:15 PM, 23/03/15
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Brookes is going to be shut tues/wed i understand. Anyone likely to be heading to reading or similar either evening?
Mark
6:23 PM, 23/03/15
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"Aileen might beat George, I guess..." -- Lina

Don't think I do. It snowed most of the day saturday, but it was sunny on Sunday, and only minus 5ish, though with a bitter wind, so I went for a walk round the block and did at least see the sun - and didn't do too much work.
Aileen
8:40 PM, 23/03/15
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""A colleague of mine has been bouncing very happily today since her husband did rather well in Reading on Sunday. He came 3rd overall." -- Cameron

That's good going! What was his time? And well done Will.
" -- Clare


64:30 or something ridiculous like that. Grinning
Cameron
11:28 PM, 23/03/15
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Thanks Clare. Been walking like Postman Pat for most of today!
Will B
11:33 PM, 23/03/15
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Accompanied by a black-and-white cat?
Silliness aside, congrats!
Niall H.
11:45 PM, 23/03/15
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Way to combine OUMC's love of slacklining and hammocks: http://poolsidehigh.com/people-at-this-festival-slept-on-hammocks-hanging-hundreds-of-feet-above-the-italian-alps/
Lina
12:04 PM, 25/03/15
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Will people be at the pub tonight? Thinking of coming after climbing at reading after work. If I'm not there by nine please could someone remember to order me a thali platter so I get some dinner? Thanks!!
Mary
12:46 PM, 25/03/15
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Will people be at the pub tonight?
I'm planning to be there
Niall H.
12:48 PM, 25/03/15
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Before I put it on FreeCycle, would anyone like our mattress? It's being replaced some time next week.

It's a kingsize Hypnos Gold, on the border between firm and medium, and in very good condition - we've turned it every month. I'm sure it has years left in it. We're only replacing it now because my back is a bit picky about mattresses being on the very firm side.
Jamie
1:02 PM, 25/03/15
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I'll be at the pub. Anyone for 8pm? 7:30?
Will B
4:36 PM, 25/03/15
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I'll likely miss the pub yet again this week. Am heading to Iffley though. Should be there sometime between 6 and 6.30pm.
Luke D

5:30 PM, 25/03/15
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Will come if only for short time. Please can someone order food just before nine? Ta.
Mary
5:34 PM, 25/03/15
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"Will come if only for short time. Please can someone order food just before nine? Ta. " -- Mary

Sure
Will B
6:08 PM, 25/03/15
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Heading to the pub now!
Will B
7:32 PM, 25/03/15
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If someone sees this pls cancel food order, feeling unwell, off to bed
Mary
8:34 PM, 25/03/15
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You cant possibly be ill again?
Mark
9:27 AM, 26/03/15
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Hope you're feeling better soon, Mary!
Niall H.
9:28 AM, 26/03/15
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I'm not a (proper) doctor, but Mary have you tried manning up?
NickD
2:00 PM, 26/03/15
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"I'm not a (proper) doctor, but Mary have you tried manning up?" -- NickD

C**t
Mark
2:16 PM, 26/03/15
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If it's flu, won't that make the problem worse...?
Bethan
6:46 PM, 26/03/15
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Bethan: Grinning
NickD: likewise (for your second message, without which your first one might have made me feel a bit meh Wink )
Sorry I'm rubbish everyone!
Mary
8:33 PM, 26/03/15
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Oh and Mark: yep! Got a sore throat etc last week but insisted on climbing point five with blocked ears and sore tonsils and am paying for it now, think my ear drum has popped!
Mary
8:38 PM, 26/03/15
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Rolling eyes Well, get well as soon as you're likely to, then!
Niall H.
8:52 PM, 26/03/15
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Rolling eyes indeed. My problem is I've been too much "manning up"....
Mary
8:55 PM, 26/03/15
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Ooh lucky you Wink
NickD
9:06 PM, 26/03/15
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Also I can't type Rolling eyes
Mary
9:22 PM, 26/03/15
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My problem is I've been too much "manning up"
A very Stef sentiment...
Niall H.
10:07 PM, 26/03/15
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"Oh and Mark: yep! Got a sore throat etc last week but insisted on climbing point five with blocked ears and sore tonsils and am paying for it now, think my ear drum has popped!" -- Mary

In all seriousness (and assuming you've not picked up hiv or something), you have clearly f**ked yourself fairly badly with poor/limited sleep and work stress combined with a lot of physical activity. Read some sport science shit, this sort of immune f**kedness (stop me if im getting too technical) is well documented. Personally, i've seen lots of people do similar.

If I were you, i'd spend at least 14 days with no demanding physical activity of any kind (no climbing/running/mountain shit). Eat a lot, eat well, and focus on getting some sleep in. Then start again, slowly for the first week. You'll still have time to get in shape for Sardinia in may, and you'll be stronger for it.
Mark
10:41 AM, 27/03/15
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Sunny post-work beer, anyone...?
Bethan
5:33 PM, 27/03/15
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"Sunny post-work beer, anyone...?" -- Bethan

Tempted... where?
Will B
5:53 PM, 27/03/15
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Wherever's closest? I'm by Uni Parks...
Bethan
6:10 PM, 27/03/15
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(Although 'sunny' might not last for much longer, now!)
Bethan
6:11 PM, 27/03/15
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Well I'm on day 5 of 12 in a row at work, then straight into a week away as doctor and carer for disabled kids, fly back to go straight into weekend on call again straight into another week on the wards. That takes me to 18th april for my next free day so I'll schedule a rest in then.... Grinning
Mary
7:16 PM, 27/03/15
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In all seriousness tho thanks for advice, sometimes we doctors need non-doctors to tell us what we sort of know but just ignore anyway Rolling eyes
Mary
7:18 PM, 27/03/15
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Will - this is the place that I had the chance to move out to - initially on a permanent (until-end-of-postdoc) basis, then on a temporary basis - but still can't until life lets me. Just imagine having this out of your office door...
Bethan
12:01 AM, 28/03/15
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Is that the NCAR or NCEP or whatever it's called building in Boulder? I've been there - it is pretty amazing!

Gillian
1:19 AM, 28/03/15
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NCAR for me - I don't know if NCEP are based there too... but yeah. Looks awesome in so many ways! Crossing my fingers that although I've missed out this time I'll get an opportunity to be there at some point.
Bethan
1:24 AM, 28/03/15
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