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[Jul. 8th, 2004|04:00 pm]
Peter Sheil
I'm busy, busy, busy here so just a quick update on my life.

Tuesday
Went for a walk / jog in the evening and was out for an hour and ten minutes. Not going all the time as I met a guy walking his dog and we chatted a while. He had been a miner and was made redundant in the 1960's then worked for the Forestry Commision for 40 years. He pointed out some trees across the valley that he'd planted when he'd first started :) He also showed me where there was a cycle track along one side of the valley which will be a good surface for training. I think I'll be able to get a 6 or 7 mile circuit which will be good.

Wednesday
Do you ever find that the place you want is right on the join of two maps? Or worse, right on the join of three? (or even four?) Well now, thanks to he miracle of modern science and computers, you can print your own maps! The Ordanance Survey have a feature that allows you to centre one of their standard format maps whereever you want and then buy that map (at a higher cost han the standard map of course). This is good 'cos Joe's (where I'm staying at the moment) is right on the joins of maps at which ever standard scale you choose. Maps (1:50,000 and 1:25000) were ordered and should be at my Mum's in about a week. *excited dance* The other advantage of doing this is that the data will be from the latest version of their mapping database so will be right up-to-date. Go here to see the Ordnance Survey's site.

[Did I mention I was a mapophile? (or whatever is the correct word)]

Thursday
Stormy last night - we lost power at Joe's for about an hour. This morning I went through the narrow lanes to work and found two places where trees had come down and been cleared, one place where a bush was half blocking the road and one minor flood. The joy of living out in the sticks :) There were also loads of small branches and leaves on the road, making quite a slippy surface.

Off to Southanmpton this evening for a Morris dance session in a pub.

Right, that's all for now - zoom off - byeee.

Peace
peter
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From: tsunami_7
2004-07-08 08:15 am (UTC)
you are lucky enough to live near a valley with trees? how wonderful and lucky for you :)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-07-08 08:42 am (UTC)
I'll take some pictures for you then :)

Yes it is good - only 7 miles from work as well. All I need is for work to be better *sigh*
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From: fruitbatz
2004-07-08 10:01 am (UTC)
a Morris dance session? I didnt think any Brit men danced (pouts).
so what is it?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-07-09 12:59 am (UTC)
Either check out some of the Morris dance pics on my web site (www.blodtandsmidigt.com) or look at www.redstags.org which is the side's web site.
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[User Picture]From: spodlife
2004-07-08 11:56 am (UTC)
I suppose £16 isn't too bad - one has always been able to get personalised maps, but colour has been lacking and cost prohibitive (I used to live on the same street as the authorised OS map printer used by all the local farmers).

Shame the website has scruntched up everything into a thin frame :(
And they link to an IP address 62.25.96.209 instead of www.ordnancesurvey.org.uk
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-07-09 01:10 am (UTC)
No, the cost isn't to bad. Can't wait to see the new maps ... but I'll have to as they wont be where I am 'till 8 days time :(

I'm not sure what your issue is with the frames - do you mean the uk2.net bit at the top? It looked OK to me (using Firefox 0.9.1) although quite slow, but that could be our local network which is s**t some days.
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From: koishpeb
2004-07-08 05:55 pm (UTC)
Your weekend seemed like it is fun and would be great to see some pictures,afterall i haven't been to UK yet.
=)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-07-09 01:15 am (UTC)
I'll post some pics of the area I'm staying soon. I didn't take any Thursday evening but if you want to see some you can go to my web site and have a look at the Morris dance ics
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From: koishpeb
2004-07-10 01:42 am (UTC)
alright thanks. =)
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[User Picture]From: bellanna
2004-07-09 02:50 am (UTC)
Maybe a cartographile?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-07-09 07:36 am (UTC)
Not, unfortunately, according to www.dictionary.com

I've hunted for a while but cannot find out *grrr* All the dictionary sites only take a word and tell you it's definition ... quite understandably :) What I need is a site which takes the definition and finds me the word. I'll see if I can find it in a "real" dictionary over the weekend.

Peace
peter
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