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Yup, that's my reason for not relaying - one team this year split the costs differently - £50/£100/£100 - so that the swimmer paid less, but either way tis a jolly expensive day. Not that much more to do the whole thing!
You're really selling it girls.
It is an expensive way to do it.
I am going to sell a kidney, I will be a bit lighter then too
As if people would change their minds about a relay and decide to do the whole thing!
Right, my month of not travelling is over....I'm orf to Ireland now, to be sure.....byeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Safe trip Cas.
I figured it would be the sharp end of £100 already. I'm still willing to do the bike leg if anyone wants me. No worries either way. It's not a high pressure one anyway and won't fill the very second entries open.
Relays are so this year, and theyre for gaylords.
complete change of subject !!- well sort of, cas just reminded me of something
for obvious reasons i have been going to norn iron for many years nowwhen i first started going there were still bombs going off and soldiers on the streets, and you got searched and questioned every time you flew over and back etc
the boys have grown up without any of that - the borders were opened up and the soldiers left not long after boy1 was bornbut now they are watching the news and seeing the bomb in derry - which is 2 miles from where my mil lives, and the apprentcie boys march with barriers on the streets - where we ususlly go shoppingwe are having to have some "interesting" discussions in our housethey are worried about going back
i knew we would get it eventually i am away from saturday for 2 weeks so if it arrives aftert hat it won't be paid in for a while
Lurker would it help to find some clips on You Tube for them of the previous troubles?
And why are they referred to as 'troubles' ?
don't know really - people say "sorry for your troubles" when someone dies in the northso i suppose it's like that
ITS OK - YOU CAN ALL COME BACK NOW - I HAVE SAID MY LITTLE SERIOUS PIECE
Ah, time for elevenses then?
It's good to talk about those things though - I guess if people forget how awful it was last time round, they don't realise how important it is to avoid going back?
On a different scale, but that's why they preserve places such as Auschwitz, and why, although it feels like a very strange place to be a tourist, it's so important that it is kept in the wider memory - on one of the plaques there, it says 'forever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity'.