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Happy birthday Katja! Sorry for missing you yesterday!
Niall H.
8:34 AM, 24/04/14
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I'd like to punt at some point too Grinning
George
12:54 AM, 24/04/14
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Phew! babysitter wasn't cross about lateness and poor communication. Grinning
Katja
12:04 AM, 24/04/14
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Imagine i'll get to the pub 8ish
Aileen
7:09 PM, 23/04/14
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"Early (7:30 or 8ish) pub anyone?" -- Dave A.
I can be there for 8, and might be slightly earlier than that.
Pete C
7:05 PM, 23/04/14
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Early (7:30 or 8ish) pub anyone?
Dave A.
6:44 PM, 23/04/14
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I love punting! This might work out nicely ;-)
Aeron
5:37 PM, 23/04/14
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I have access all term ... so whenever people feel like it/its not raining Happy
Marion
5:12 PM, 23/04/14
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It's a great idea Marion! I'm not sure though.....
Katja
4:07 PM, 23/04/14
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I'd also be up for punting, or actually sitting in a punt while other people punt!
Jen
4:05 PM, 23/04/14
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"Does anyone want to exploit my free college punts some time? I have collections, but they aren't very booked up at the weekend yet ... or maybe a predinner punt on Friday?" -- Marion

I'm up for punting if the weather is ok... I also have access to a punt for free.
Dave M
2:42 PM, 23/04/14
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Does anyone want to exploit my free college punts some time? I have collections, but they aren't very booked up at the weekend yet ... or maybe a predinner punt on Friday?
Marion
1:38 PM, 23/04/14
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Anyone got plans for 1st Bank Holiday of May? I want to go climbing.
Robert
8:43 AM, 23/04/14
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"Thanks Grinning " -- George

Done!
Will B
12:39 AM, 23/04/14
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I am planning to go to Brookes on Sunday morning with Daniyal as Aeron is going to give me some babysitting as a present. (And it's quieter in the morning) Grinning And then Daniyal's going to pay me money and pizza to do some gardening. Hooray for a job I can do with the kids around!
Katja
6:45 PM, 22/04/14
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I'm afraid I've changed plan to recruiting Sarah to help me move stuff...

Soon, I'll come to Brookes, though. (Maybe Sunday afternoon?)
Cameron
6:36 PM, 22/04/14
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.

Also, tomorrow I may be coming to Brookes in the evening for the first time in weeks. (!) Maybe." -- Cameron

Come along! I have just got back and will head down when I find shoes and food (and maybe a rope ...) Tiny room + full trad gear definitely feels more like caving though ...
Marion
5:50 PM, 22/04/14
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Ah, thanks Gillian. Yes, I got it from Paul but thought it might have been only a momentary thing. I'll change my password. x
Katja
3:47 PM, 22/04/14
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Thanks Grinning
George
2:14 PM, 22/04/14
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"Does anyone have access to a guidebook for the wye valley who could scan and send me the pages covering the 3 muskateers section of shorncliff? Nowhere locally sells it! Email is carolineculwick at gmail
thanks " -- George


Have one at home - will send you a photo of it tonight, assuming no-one else does so sooner.
Will B
1:55 PM, 22/04/14
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Does anyone have access to a guidebook for the wye valley who could scan and send me the pages covering the 3 muskateers section of shorncliff? Nowhere locally sells it! Email is carolineculwick at gmail
thanks
George
1:30 PM, 22/04/14
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One (with a different choir) has already happened. (!) And the other is this Saturday.
Cameron
12:39 PM, 22/04/14
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Cameron: we have friends visiting at the weekend, I'm afraid. Do I remember you saying you had a couple of concerts coming up soon? (Can't see details for more than one of them on the link).
Dave A.
12:31 PM, 22/04/14
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I also received a strange email from Paul M's gmail account. I suspect both gmail accounts are victims of the heartbleed bug thing. Time to change my gmail password!
Jenny
12:29 PM, 22/04/14
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Oh, and anyone who's received a sort-of-weird-looking email from me or Katja - don't click on the link, you'll get hacked. And if you have clicked on the link, reset your password.
Gillian
12:21 PM, 22/04/14
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Katja, I've received a distinctly dodgy-looking email from you - it may be time to change your password.
Gillian
12:07 PM, 22/04/14
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Give me a call if between 10 and 12 suits. 0h seven seven five ninety five 1 8 1. Will bring rope.
Katja
8:17 AM, 22/04/14
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Er, anyone able to Brookes between 10am and 2pm today? Weather is rubbish for working so might as well make the most of my childcare!
Katja
8:00 AM, 22/04/14
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Is anyone interested in coming to my choir concert on Saturday?

www.oxfordintermezzo.co.uk/concerts.html

We've almost sold out of tickets, but I've held on to three that I need to sell by Wednesday, and I was hoping to sell them to climbing friends or colleagues.

Also, tomorrow I may be coming to Brookes in the evening for the first time in weeks. (!) Maybe.
Cameron
11:47 PM, 21/04/14
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I meant wind......
Alison
9:56 PM, 21/04/14
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hmmm, so after all my worry about snow turns out I should have been worrying about rain..... Had a nice walk up the Hidden Valley in Glen Coe instead......
Alison
6:36 PM, 21/04/14
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Anyone fancy climbing outside on Wednesday? I have a car... Preference for destinations in the south/west. Eg Wye, cheddar, Avon, Portland/swanage....
George
6:18 PM, 21/04/14
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It's not currently raining, so to Brookes!
Jody

6:01 PM, 21/04/14
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Its been lovely and dry and sunny up north for the last couple days. Don't imagine I'll be back in oxford in time for brookes or pub. Brookes tomorrow though...

Glad you had a good time in font and lyon Sarah and Lina Happy (and writing Sarah and Lina seems weird)
Aileen
5:34 PM, 21/04/14
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"...apologies to all if it is in fact just following us!
" -- Sarah

Ah, that would be it now... I think I have just gone off the idea of cycling up to brookes!

" -- Dave M


Me too, though it has just stopped. It's April, and so the jet stream starts to move northwards, allowing large depressions to bring strong winds and rain in from the Atlantic (admittedly stolen from wiki).
Jody

5:31 PM, 21/04/14
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...apologies to all if it is in fact just following us!
" -- Sarah

Ah, that would be it now... I think I have just gone off the idea of cycling up to brookes!


Dave M
5:15 PM, 21/04/14
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Sorry, brought it with us....
Lina
5:11 PM, 21/04/14
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"Wow... it's dry in Oxford!" -- Dave M
...apologies to all if it is in fact just following us!

Now home after an excellent week climbing in Font, scottish dancing in Lyon, and quite a lot of driving.
Sarah
5:11 PM, 21/04/14
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"Just found the rainstorm apocalypse on the M40...." -- Lina

Wow... it's dry in Oxford!
Dave M
4:19 PM, 21/04/14
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Just found the rainstorm apocalypse on the M40....
Lina
4:09 PM, 21/04/14
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Hmmm...I can get wi-fi in the park :/...mind if I join possibly?
" -- Jody

Of course you can... will probably down somewhere near the sciences gate (locked today I think)
Dave M
12:33 PM, 21/04/14
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"I'm working today I'm afraid. If the sun is still out at 1pm though, I'm going to take the slackline across to the uniparks... extended lunch break Grinning" -- Dave M

Hmmm...I can get wi-fi in the park :/...mind if I join possibly?

Jody

12:25 PM, 21/04/14
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"Let's go slack lining this morning then!" -- Angus

I'm working today I'm afraid. If the sun is still out at 1pm though, I'm going to take the slackline across to the uniparks... extended lunch break Grinning

Will: Ah, yes that makes a lot more sense...

Jody: I was thinking I might go down around 6 for a bit of bouldering...

Dave M
12:15 PM, 21/04/14
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Afraid I won't make it to Brookes tonight as I'm working today and won't get away in time Sad (hence the "not ideal" comment!)

But if anyone fancies (e.g.) pub dinner I could be up for that.
Will B
12:13 PM, 21/04/14
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Is anyone planning on climbing today at Brookes did yo get up enthusiastically early.
Jody

12:03 PM, 21/04/14
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Mmm, Brookes sounds good. Wonder whether any babysitters available. Wink
Katja
10:55 AM, 21/04/14
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Let's go slack lining this morning then!
Angus
9:47 AM, 21/04/14
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I might have caused confusion - those opening hours were for Brookes. Iffley completely closed today according to their website.
Will B
9:32 AM, 21/04/14
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""I think Iffley is closed tomorrow (shock horror Shock )... Alternative venue? Brookes I guess... Who is up for some routes tomorrow night?" -- Dave M

Let's go slack lining!" -- Angus


That'd be my preference too... Supposed to be a bit on the damp side by this afternoon though Sad

Will: Maybe could go to Iffley early then... I reckon I'll aim for 6ish.
Dave M
9:17 AM, 21/04/14
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"I think Iffley is closed tomorrow (shock horror Shock )... Alternative venue? Brookes I guess... Who is up for some routes tomorrow night?" -- Dave M

Let's go slack lining!
Angus
10:44 PM, 20/04/14
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"I think Iffley is closed tomorrow (shock horror Shock )... Alternative venue? Brookes I guess... Who is up for some routes tomorrow night?" -- Dave M

Their Facebook page says they're open 12:00 - 20:00 tomorrow, so not ideal!
Will B
10:29 PM, 20/04/14
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I think Iffley is closed tomorrow (shock horror Shock )... Alternative venue? Brookes I guess... Who is up for some routes tomorrow night?
Dave M
10:25 PM, 20/04/14
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Horizontal rainstorm apocalypse on M4. So glad we're climbing indoors today!
Will B
10:58 AM, 20/04/14
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Thanks for the Scotland advice! we did take everything in the end (our assumption that the car is infinitely sized was just about true). Does indeed still appear to be lots of snow about but we're hoping we can get away with just axes to save having to walk all day in B3s...... if anyone spots any specific advice for the Aonoch Eagach it would be useful!
Alison
9:38 AM, 20/04/14
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It was probably for the best: the mix of Easter nests and nosey geese might not have worked out. Thank you for the picnic opportunity!
Niall H.
10:28 PM, 19/04/14
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Thank you Easter picnickers! Sorry I forgot to dish out the chocolate Easter nests. Hmm, might have to eat one now whilst doing my Easter bunny work. Wink
Katja
9:22 PM, 19/04/14
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ATG!
Will B
9:27 AM, 19/04/14
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Does anyone have recommends for a great unisex harness? I like to have at least 5 non plastic gear loops. I don't want adjustable leg loops... Grinning
Katja
11:06 AM, 18/04/14
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Aeron/Bethan: when are you getting to Font? We are potentially around tomorrow morning before part 2 (dancing in Lyon).
Sarah
8:05 PM, 17/04/14
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CitizenCard (which, amusingly, you can do without being a citizen)
That is quite silly
Lina, Aeron: yay!
Niall H.
7:59 PM, 17/04/14
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Finally on a train! ...and it's going to France :-D
Aeron
7:07 PM, 17/04/14
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Cameron: i would apply before moving to ensure you have the card then sort out address change after Glasgow. Sounds like you would otherwise need to want until someone official sent a letter to your new address before applying. Otherwise, consider applying now with the new address.
Aeron
6:55 PM, 17/04/14
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Font weather report: even better than yesterday. Glorious day...
Lina
6:54 PM, 17/04/14
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Hmmm, we might now be camping in St Pancras tonight...
Aeron

6:47 PM, 17/04/14
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D'oh! Cameron, my sympathies and the appropriate number of hugs are aimed in your direction. Wink
Katja
5:13 PM, 17/04/14
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Ah, logistics.

All my documentation is currently with the UKBA, and will be until ????.
It's just occurred to me that I'm going to give a talk in Glasgow in May, and the cheapest and quickest way to get there is to fly (e.g. from Brum).
So, I need legal ID.
The easiest thing seems to be to apply for a CitizenCard (which, amusingly, you can do without being a citizen).
But, I'm also imminently changing address.
So, I think I need to move (first); then change address officially with bank, employer, UKBA, doctor (?), and anyone else they might check; and then get the CitizenCard.

I thought life would get more straight forward after ESGI100 was finished.

(sigh)
Cameron
4:47 PM, 17/04/14
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That is a very good film!
Bethan
10:15 AM, 17/04/14
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You should come to this.

www.fljs.org/The-Act-of-Killing

"Winner of the 2014 BAFTA for best documentary and named the Guardian's best film of 2013, The Act of Killing is a chilling and inventive documentary that investigates how 500,000 Indonesians were murdered in the 1960s, at the hands of a government that is still in power.

Director Joshua Oppenheimer spent eight years working with survivors and perpetrators, challenging the unrepentant former members of the death squads to confront their crimes by re-enacting their murders in the style of the American movies they love.

Jennifer Robinson, human rights and Wikileaks lawyer and Director of Legal Advocacy at the Bertha Foundation, will give a talk to accompany the screening. Having lived in Indonesia before the Bali bombings, she has spent the past decade providing legal assistance to activists from West Papua in their fight for independence from Indonesia.

To reserve your place, find out more, and watch Jennifer Robinsonís TEDx talk on human rights issues in Indonesia and West Papua, see http://www.fljs.org/The-Act-of-Killing"

Angus
10:01 AM, 17/04/14
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"But still interested in recommends outwith America! Grinning " -- Katja

Good use of word outwith. I approve. Don't have any long route ideas I'm afraid...
Robert
9:45 AM, 17/04/14
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But still interested in recommends outwith America! Grinning
Katja
9:28 AM, 17/04/14
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I'm attracted to America or Canada for a good big route. I think we could leave the kids with their grandparents for two weeks next year.But prob not ready for a big 'exped' until the kids are older.... Probably free climbing but a bit of aid might not hurt if required.....
Katja
8:38 AM, 17/04/14
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