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      ATAC Travel Guide   10/17/2016

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  1. Sassenach alert....cook it ultra thick plus sugar & golden syrup for me.
  2. It's a weird coincidence but my wife always said the same about Yorkshiremen...
  3. Child sharing...I wish I'd known about that 20 years ago.
  4. There is a plethora of small villages with pubs, walks & peace & quiet. I've always liked Kettlewell although it can get a bit busy. You can get to places like Skipton & Haworth (Bronte Parsonage) in less than an hour from there, & there are plenty of walks round & about. Conistone down the way & Kilnsey Cragg. If you want a more upmarket hotel there's the Coniston Hotel/Spa (note different spelling; it's a different village), just off the A65 so useful for getting around. I used to go to quite a lot of work events there & have stopped there & it was a good spot.
  5. I effing hate the guy two doors from us with a vengeance. He's had the Police on me after I chased him down the street for threatening my lad for playing football outside his house & kicking the head off a couple of daffodils. He bought all this wasteground at the bottom of the road just to stop kids playing there & spends hours...and I mean HOURS mowing the grass like some chuffing OCD groundsman. I swear you could mow Hampden, hitch-hike to London & do Wembley in the time he spends cutting it. I'd kick the crap out of him apart from the fact it would probably improve his brain function.
  6. No worries - I probably should read things more carefully before I jump in!!
  7. I've not had much chance to keep up with this to be honest, so are they saying that Wiggins was injecting huge doses of prednisolone, or are they just misunderstanding & over-stating what a routine (oral) dose of it is & does? It is a very powerful drug even at prescribed doses, people with lung issues generally dread going on it, but performance-enhancing it ain't. I think what puzzles me is that, based on the fact we are told this was legitimate and prescribed, that any doctor would prescribe a dangerously high dose of it. The highest dose I've ever been given for life-threatening breathing difficulty is 7 days @ 40mg followed by a week's withdrawal.
  8. I wonder if Armstrong's experience is of injecting very high quantities (not clinically advisable for any illness I know of), which I know has happened, rather than a reference to prescribed prednisolone? I've taken those tablets (horrible little things; 8 in one go) & you really don't get any sort of sudden rush. There is a general adrenalin increase while on them (you have to wean yourself off them, after even a few days use), but in my experience anyway it's a steady build up to return breathing to normal over a few days.
  9. This might have been mentioned earlier as I've not had time to go through the thread but corticosteroids such as prednisolone are anti-inflammatories, predominantly used for lung conditions. They are nothing like anabolic steroids & would I imagine have no performance enhancing effect on healthy lungs..
  10. Urban myth...the last time they played well was well before that song was released
  11. I don't qualify as an expert but if you're rejecting ghosts, angry pets, inconvenienced burglars & booze then the next best bet is that it melted, hence why bits of it are in the lamp. Is the light fitting removable? If so you ought to be able to fit a replacement without too much trouble. If it's melted into or damaged any non-removable parts though, you probably need a new one. And don't panic too much, but keep in mind that it could be caused by an electrical fault on the circuit, so if you start to get similar problems or smell burning/melting plastic then get a sparky out to have a look.
  12. I've been to Arran many a time & it's well worth the visit. It's only a personal view, but the West side of the island is generally the more peaceful & enjoyable. The big hotel at Blackwaterfoot, the name of which momentarily escapes me, is good value overall. The restaurant has a lovely view over to Kintyre & there's a more traditional pub the opposite side, plus a pizza takeaway if you don't fancy the pub food. As for Islay, I know a couple of people on here helped me with recommendations last year, so will be able to give more details than me but again is a beautiful spot. We stayed at Port Ellen near the maltings with lovely views & decent pubs nearby (I liked the Ardview Inn personally). If you like seafood (I don't but I was with some that do), Yan's Kitchen is world class. Cutting to the chase though; let's discuss distilleries. Arran (up near Lochranza) is very modern but interesting to have a look around & the product is top notch. As for Islay, we managed to get on about 4 full tours but visited (& tasted) at all of them, plus Jura. Laphroaig & Ardbeg are interesting, Bunnahabhain is a bit quirky & interesting for the building & location.
  13. It's probably a perception thing rather than an actual connection. If you divide incidents up according to level of devastation & divide them over any given period of time you can probably say that on any given day there is a certain (purely statistical) probability that something will happen & the days straddling big events probably don't especially buck that trend. In terms of non-US/European though, they won't knock the Olympics/WC/whatever off the front page unless massively catastrophic I'd guess.
  14. I don't know how you set about it but a relative of mine changed from being a computer programmer to a gas fitter/multi-trade builder in his early 40s & did OK out of it. He knew a fair bit about it & had worked on houses, done plumbing, wiring, etc. before he started, but from what I remember I think he spent about 6 weeks doing his CORGI registration & other bits & bobs where he needed to. I don't know about it if you're starting from scratch though. Good luck anyway.
  15. They should think thersen's lucky :-) They got to see the best goal ever scored by a player's backside & the most mental celebration I've had watching Town in many a long year. Way more exciting than getting tonked week in, week out.