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Post by polremy » Sat 10 Oct 2009 00:13

thumbelina wrote:lol! :D

Bog off Pol !! :D :D :lol: :wink:

I KNOW all of that!


But even you have to admit, two attempted landings - aborted at the very very last minute - is enough to test the confidence of even the most seasoned flier!!
yeah, but, no, but, ..... i had you down as someone who enjoyed a bit of excitement.

ps. please, miss/sir. she told me to bog off!

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Post by Archies Beard » Sat 10 Oct 2009 00:55

Sometimes when I read through this forum which has a great amount of good information floating around, it can feel a bit like being in a new school playground and it is difficult to become involved in the general conversation.

Then when confronted with a comment like this which as far as I could see was completely unwarranted I think perhaps I will just read the info and stay on the sidelines as obviously I won`t be accepted either.


"When all is said and done it's your problem, not mine! But maybe I won't be so free at trying to be helpful in the future if all help rieceived as ungraciously!"

Many of us are not only looking for info for day to day life but we also need to join a place which is welcoming and understanding. Remember that this is a text based medium without body language or intonation.

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Post by thumbelina » Sat 10 Oct 2009 06:15

Thank you for your words of advice, Archie. I'll bear it in mind when posting in future.

I would hate to be responsible for dissuading anyone from posting.

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Post by Kathy » Sat 10 Oct 2009 07:52

I think you are not being fair Archie. Thumbelina is one of the first to give a warm welcome to new members and has given lots of information and good advice numerous times.
I agree that at times things get silly, people have differences of opinions. are occasionally grumpy and perhaps react in a way they may reflect on later but it is this normal behaviour that gives life to the forum.

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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Sat 10 Oct 2009 09:42

...I have watched this forum grow from the beginning, and everytime there is an opportunity to give a sarcastic comment just because some member makes a comment tongue in cheek.....all of a sudden they come out of the woodwork and only want to join in if they can see a conflict brewing....how sad is that...yes opened myself for comments, but face bothered springs to mind... :roll:

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Post by Kate » Sat 10 Oct 2009 10:13

Remember that this is a text based medium without body language or intonation.
I think that this is the most important thing to remember on a forum! When we say something face to face, we smile, we grimace, we adjust our intonation, we giggle, shrug and wink....... to show that our words don't mean any harm. On the forum though, there is none of that and words meant lightly can be interpreted differently by different people because there is no no real clue to how they were meant to be received. I suppose smilies help a bit but not always easy to interpret either! Image

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Post by Lanark Lass » Sat 10 Oct 2009 11:21

Marguerite & Steve wrote:
Lanark Lass wrote: I have driven from Northampton to P.O. as well but it takes a long time - about 23 hours driving.
...that seems a long time, which way do you go?
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Post by Santiago » Sat 10 Oct 2009 12:46

Have a look at skyscanner.net it's a really useful tool for finding the most convenient and cheapest flights.

The problem with cheap airlines is that they frequently change their schedules and that makes linking to other forms of public transport tricky.

PS: I can sort of see where Archie and his beard are coming from. Sometimes the forum looks like a very tight clique to the outsider and it can be intimidating.
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Post by thumbelina » Sat 10 Oct 2009 12:58

OK Santiago, whatever.

However, to my mind, if new people are coming on to the forum to ask for help, a modicum of courtesy would be normal, I feel.

I don't want heartfelt thanks lick my boots type stuff, but the tone of Lanark Lass's reply, was, I felt aggressive when I was only offering friendly advice.

By it's nature, a forum IS a clique. Anyone is at liberty to post. All newcomers are treated with friendliness and courtesy and help is always offered where possible.

Frankly, I rather resent Archie's comment about me but hey, I'm not going to have an argument in public with someone who doesn't know me about something as pathetic as this.

All of the important people in my life and on here know that I would always bend over backwards to help people and research answers to request for help.

Incidentally, Peter Mills is a new contributor to the forum. His first post asked for some information. He was given some help and he came back with a simple thank you message. That to me is what the forum's about. Hopefully, Peter will start and post regularly now and become a regular user and join the intimidating tight clique that we have on here.

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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Sat 10 Oct 2009 15:23

I am more than happy being a clique member if thats what I am, and I for one have had the pleasure of meeting Thumbs, and she is one of the most generous and welcoming women I have met...so like they say, don't judge a book by its cover.

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Post by polremy » Sat 10 Oct 2009 15:24

Marguerite & Steve wrote:I am more than happy being a clique member if thats what I am, and I for one have had the pleasure of meeting Thumbs, and she is one of the most generous and welcoming women I have met...so like they say, don't judge a book by its cover.
i second that.

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Post by thumbelina » Sat 10 Oct 2009 15:35

Golly, thanks Kathy, Marguerite and Pol - that means an awful lot! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Post by Lanark Lass » Sat 10 Oct 2009 17:36

Hello again, Thumbelina.

I'm sorry you still think my post was aggressive. It was not meant to be.

I appreciate your info. on the Luton connection but I was and still am keen to know if anyone has experience of the Gerona - Birmingham link which would be a lot easier for me - particularly when my 90year old mum travels with us. I have to consider all the options and choose the best. If this comes over as aggressive, then I am sorry.

I very much enjoy my time in the P.O. and come over as often as I can - but family commitments mean I can't move over permanently as yet to enjoy it full time as many of you forum do.

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Post by thumbelina » Sat 10 Oct 2009 17:54

Not at all, LL!! You and I had both sorted ourselves out a page and a half ago! :D I fully understand your situation. We used to have the same thing with my 87 year old nanny!

My post above is in my defence from the criticism from Archie and Santiago and explains why I was rather rude with my retort to you. (I did say I FELT your reply was aggressive, not that I FEEL your reply was aggressive :wink: )

Unfortunately it seems that some men nitpick and hang on to things longer than we girls! :lol: :roll: :wink: (JOKE CHAPS!!!!! Before the whole world comes tumbling down on me!!!!!!!!!!!)

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chavland

Post by John & Elaine » Sat 10 Oct 2009 19:45

Where the hell is Chavland?!!!! You are always on about it!!!

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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Sat 10 Oct 2009 20:28

....Tenerife.. :wink:

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Post by polremy » Sat 10 Oct 2009 20:43

John & Elaine wrote:Where the hell is Chavland?!!!! You are always on about it!!!

John
Sorry - it's Tenerife.
I was there last winter and people started calling me a Chav.
They were just annoyed cos i was warm and they weren't.

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Post by Roger O » Sun 11 Oct 2009 00:54

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Post by Lanark Lass » Tue 13 Oct 2009 18:13

Anyone got any info on how to get to Gerona to connect with the Birmingham flight?

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Post by sue and paul » Tue 13 Oct 2009 18:18

Hi LL, good to see you online. Have you looked at Frogbus?

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Post by Lanark Lass » Tue 13 Oct 2009 18:24

The Birmingham flight leaves at 11.00 - Frogbus arrives Gerona at 07.55 or 11.55 so neither really suitable.

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Post by opas » Tue 13 Oct 2009 18:40

If that is your only option, I do not think 3 hours is too bad. by the time you have read a newspaper , had a coffee and a wander round the perfume counters(having a spray along the way of course :wink: ) listenng to the Ryanair passenges having a grumble :lol: :lol: and changed gates a couple of times :roll: you should be ready for boarding.
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Post by polremy » Tue 13 Oct 2009 18:50

Roger O wrote:Image
that could be me


except...............

i'm not blond


and..................


i only use mobile phones in a real emergency - for example mr. pr has failed to turn up where we had agreed to meet at the time we had agreed to meet and i am starving and thirsty and peed off.


but..................


i do love my bed and can't see any reason to leave it before about 9 in the morning now that i have done my bit for society as a whole and education in particular.

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