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« Reply #3135 on: June 10, 2011, 02:47:17 AM »

Wikipedia on 'Rag and Bone Man' for those who don't know the phrase: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rag_and_bone_man. 'British Gas Fairy' needs no explanation 
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« Reply #3136 on: June 10, 2011, 03:03:30 AM »

Rag and Bone Man. That sounds like a proper horror story title. It's not a phrase I'm familiar with.

I remember them from when I was a kid, but haven't seen one in years. They used to trundle around neighbourhoods with a horse drawn cart, yelling, "ANY OLD IRON! ANY OLD IRON!" I suppose they were a leftover from the days when there was no organised rubbish collection. They would take anything that could be recycled. Whatever else you had left over had to be buried in your garden.

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British Gas Fairy... strange fantasy maybe?

 grin I can just imagine how that plays out for an American. That wasn't what I had in mind at all. Kinda like the tooth fairy, only with added wind and a pissy attitude grin
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« Reply #3137 on: June 11, 2011, 05:54:24 PM »

Arrived in England Thursday noon, and it's been a whirlwind of activity since: From Heathrow we drove west and did a tour of Stonehenge, then continued on to Somerset, where we had a lovely dinner with Ed and his wife. The next morning we did some more sightseeing then made our way to Cambridge, where we surprised my mother-in-law. It was her birthday, and my husband had told her we were too busy with work to get away. She was overjoyed when we walked into the restaurant where her partner had taken her for dinner (he was in on it). Today we attended a surprise party in her honor at which over 50 of her friends were gathered.

Every time I visit England, I'm blown away by how beautiful it is. And this time, instead of the jetlag I've suffered on previous trips, my body clock is acting as though I'd traveled west instead of east: I'm asleep by midnight (7 PM EST), and awake before 6 AM (1 AM EST). Bizarre.
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« Reply #3138 on: June 12, 2011, 12:43:08 AM »

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Arrived in England Thursday noon, and it's been a whirlwind of activity since: From Heathrow we drove west and did a tour of Stonehenge, then continued on to Somerset, where we had a lovely dinner with Ed and his wife.

Man, I'm jealous. Sounds like a fine adventure. Gotta warn you though, I heard some weird things about a certain Rag and Bone man that haunts that area... and beware of the British Gas Fairy.

Have fun, Pharo.
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« Reply #3139 on: June 12, 2011, 05:19:46 AM »

Glad you're having a good time. Years since I've been to Stonehenge, but we always used to stop off there when driving down to the West Country. Years since I've been to Cambridge, come to that. Had a b/friend there once in what feels like a previous life. Lovely city (though my heart belongs to Oxford - had a far superior b/friend there).

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« Reply #3140 on: June 12, 2011, 07:03:01 AM »

It was nice to meet a fellow doomer face to face. Shame we're all so far apart, otherwise we could have a mini convention. It's also a shame I didn't get my shit together enough to go to the Borderlands Bootcamp Jerry attended. I was looking forward to that.

Rainy day here. I've just been slobbing around for most of it, so far -- when the weather's like this, my hibernation instinct cuts in, and I stay in my cave. The missus took the kids camping this weekend, which meant I got two of the best night's sleep I get all year this weekend. She's now packing up the tent in the wind and the rain, sixty odd miles away, with four sullen kids in tow, while I sit here in the warm, nursing a fresh cup of coffee and a nice big cake fugly
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« Reply #3141 on: June 12, 2011, 07:49:26 AM »

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« Reply #3142 on: June 13, 2011, 12:39:29 PM »

Work life balance has gone all ʎʌɹnʇ-ʎsdoʇ on me. Just when I thought it was safe to pick up my pen/open MSWORD the business floodgates open and it's worse than ever. I'm sure that in a few months/years time things will settle down but for the time being I think I'd feel like too much of a fraud to keep coming to a forum and talking about writing.

But ne'er fear. I will be back  cool

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« Reply #3143 on: June 13, 2011, 12:50:14 PM »

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Shame we're all so far apart, otherwise we could have a mini convention.

Now that would be fun.

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It's also a shame I didn't get my shit together enough to go to the Borderlands Bootcamp Jerry attended. I was looking forward to that.

If they ever get to the point where they're running seperate tracks again (one for short story and one for novel), I'll probably go back. You planning to go back?

Sounds like you're taking a leave of absence, Del? Hopefully it's a short one.
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« Reply #3144 on: June 13, 2011, 01:26:59 PM »

I will be back  cool

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Didn't Arnie say that - to the maid!?

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« Reply #3145 on: June 13, 2011, 01:36:28 PM »

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Sounds like you're taking a leave of absence, Del? Hopefully it's a short one.

Hopefully  Wink   I'm getting stressed out trying to juggle too many plates and spin too many balls. Potentially my band's last gig this coming weekend (the bass player is emigrating) so that'll free up some time and by not forcing myself to write I'll be able to focus on work for a few months and maybe get over the hump. Have stopped visiting loads of sites that I tended to frequent infrequently in an attempt to make time. So we shall see... Off to give a guitar lesson now!

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« Reply #3146 on: June 13, 2011, 03:27:45 PM »


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It's also a shame I didn't get my shit together enough to go to the Borderlands Bootcamp Jerry attended. I was looking forward to that.

If they ever get to the point where they're running seperate tracks again (one for short story and one for novel), I'll probably go back. You planning to go back?

I always planned to go back for the novel track, but I just haven't been getting on with it. I'd say maybe next year, but I've been saying that for about three years, so far.

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Sounds like you're taking a leave of absence, Del? Hopefully it's a short one.

Ditto. Don't be a stranger Del -- us no timers have to stick together. I feel like a fraud, too, but I'm gradually getting used to it... is that a good or a bad thing? scratch
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« Reply #3147 on: June 14, 2011, 05:05:45 AM »

  I'm getting stressed out trying to juggle too many plates and spin too many balls.
.... dont get your priorities mixed up; avoid getting into a twist .... you spin plates and juggle balls Cheesy
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« Reply #3148 on: June 14, 2011, 06:27:44 PM »

  I'm getting stressed out trying to juggle too many plates and spin too many balls.
.... dont get your priorities mixed up; avoid getting into a twist .... you spin plates and juggle balls Cheesy
So that's where I've been going wrong.
Come back soon, Del.
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« Reply #3149 on: June 14, 2011, 11:47:48 PM »

  I'm getting stressed out trying to juggle too many plates and spin too many balls.
.... dont get your priorities mixed up; avoid getting into a twist .... you spin plates and juggle balls Cheesy

We're suppose to have plates?
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