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Re: Commentary on the games through the season....
« Reply #135 on: October 28, 2010, 07:39:54 PM »

agree with you all re britain going down the tubes.  I started actively looking abroad at the end of 2002.  I hated where new labour was taking the country.  I wanted sunnier climes and less govt control of my life.


damn right...left in 99...havent been back...got ruddles, john smiths bitter beer for about a quid a can down here in the local supermarkets...english shops to get yer english luxuries like parma violets, hp sauce, etc...used to get all the premiership on spanish tv until of course GOL tv bought it all (probably owned by murdoch)...but now have the hardship to go watch it in the local spanish pub who get said gol tv.....
oh and did i mention the guaranteed 300 days of sun and my little village statistically (FACTS!) recognised as the best climate in europe...http://www.imb-amberes.com/about_torrox_en.htm
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Re: Commentary on the games through the season....
« Reply #136 on: October 28, 2010, 07:56:09 PM »
Hey Barticus,

I have a friend who lives near Lake Vinuela. Just down the road from you. I visit her every year so when I'm over next year maybe we could meet for a beer or two?

And just to make you feel even better about leaving Blighty the link on my signature is from my own weather station so you can smile at our awful temps as you sun yourself!  :'(
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Re: Commentary on the games through the season....
« Reply #137 on: October 28, 2010, 09:11:44 PM »
damn right...left in 99...havent been back...got ruddles, john smiths bitter beer for about a quid a can down here in the local supermarkets...english shops to get yer english luxuries like parma violets, hp sauce, etc...used to get all the premiership on spanish tv until of course GOL tv bought it all (probably owned by murdoch)...but now have the hardship to go watch it in the local spanish pub who get said gol tv.....
oh and did i mention the guaranteed 300 days of sun and my little village statistically (FACTS!) recognised as the best climate in europe...http://www.imb-amberes.com/about_torrox_en.htm
i write and paint all day ...tis a good life..

wow, thanks for the link, barticus.

looks great......great weather.  The pedestrianised streets and cafes look the biz....reminds me of porto santo and madeira...where I nearly bought.

so you paint...wow......are we talking on canvas or on building sites? 

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Re: Commentary on the games through the season....
« Reply #138 on: October 28, 2010, 09:36:52 PM »
wow, thanks for the link, barticus.

looks great......great weather.  The pedestrianised streets and cafes look the biz....reminds me of porto santo and madeira...where I nearly bought.

so you paint...wow......are we talking on canvas or on building sites?

Barticus the street graffiti artist.  :o

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Re: Commentary on the games through the season....
« Reply #139 on: October 29, 2010, 06:38:48 AM »
Hey Barticus,

I have a friend who lives near Lake Vinuela. Just down the road from you. I visit her every year so when I'm over next year maybe we could meet for a beer or two?


No worries ASI! Anytime for a beer! Vinuela's a beautiful place...

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« Reply #140 on: October 29, 2010, 06:52:47 AM »
Barticus the street graffiti artist.  :o

'And he painted matchstick men and matchstick builder's bums'.

yup something like that tes...

http://www.myspace.com/weirdcity/photos/


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« Reply #141 on: October 29, 2010, 07:24:36 AM »
yup something like that tes...

http://www.myspace.com/weirdcity/photos/

You are a talented artist barticus.  Very nice  :)
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« Reply #142 on: October 29, 2010, 08:17:42 AM »
Cheers Gurdeep!

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« Reply #143 on: October 29, 2010, 12:03:53 PM »
very good drawings, barticus!

This weekend, I must google some more for your town/neck of the woods.  It looks beautiful.

Must also take pics sometime of where the dude abides.

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« Reply #144 on: October 30, 2010, 12:48:17 AM »
yup something like that tes...

http://www.myspace.com/weirdcity/photos/

Nothing like LS. You have a real talent. They have so much depth and life to them.
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« Reply #145 on: October 30, 2010, 12:59:42 AM »
Tes, I didn't realise you were an art connesur
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« Reply #146 on: October 30, 2010, 01:02:23 AM »
Tes, I didn't realise you were an art connesur

 :D     It's amazing how far an 'o' level gets you.  ;D
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« Reply #147 on: October 30, 2010, 01:05:22 AM »
:D     It's amazing how far an 'o' level gets you.  ;D

can't beat those old o levels and a levels  :)

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« Reply #148 on: October 30, 2010, 07:24:26 AM »
Thankye kindly Tes and dude...tis appreciated..

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« Reply #149 on: October 30, 2010, 03:46:29 PM »
welcome, barticus.

i;d love to hear mre of your lifestyle there.  I almost bought in Portugal.  i loved idea of living in hills above the algarve. 

spain was pretty expensive near the coast, for me.

ultimately I gave up on europe, given the direction it was going (an authoritarian, control freak based state)
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was, in me, an invincible summer.

There’s no next time. It’s now or never.