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Offline Badlad

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Sod lockdown I'm caving
« on: January 04, 2021, 10:07:26 pm »
During lockdown I'll have much more time on my hands to go caving.  My elderly uncle has always wanted to go on an easy trip so I thought I might take him to Yordas.  That's if the care home will let me take him out of course.  My niece wants to joins us but she is only recently back from a rave in France and she'll need to get over that nasty cough first.

What are you guys going to be doing?

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 10:09:25 pm »
Sitting in my shed...

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 10:13:56 pm »
I've got a 300ft mine shaft about 2 metres from my house so "I'm alright Jack".
Sod the rest of you  :tease: :tease: :tease:

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 10:15:42 pm »
Hmm, my shed could acquire a shaft, a bit like the late Fred Dibnah's.

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 10:19:19 pm »
I moved to Mendip in October.

I’ve taken up lock picking as a lockdown hobby, my new lock pick set is due to be delivered via Amazon prime tomorrow.

Lock picks and lock picking skills may come in handy on Mendip.

Failing that, I’ll buy a decent pair of bolt cutters.

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 10:21:05 pm »
Quicker just to buy a key...

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 10:24:57 pm »
You can read all about what we're up to in the next Descent issues  :thumbsup:
The end is where we start....

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2021, 10:47:15 pm »
Me, I'm lining my caving helmet with aluminium foil to keep me safe from all that 5G radiation that will have me speaking Chinese before I know it.  And I'm keeping a good lookout for those green lizard aliens that are taking over our planet, disguised as humans.  Luckily they aren't too hard to spot - they can disguise themselves pretty well, but they don't seem to have worked out how to copy a decent human hairstyle yet.  I mean, just look at...

I'd better go - I think they're coming for me.
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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2021, 10:47:45 pm »
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I've got a 300ft mine shaft about 2 metres from my house so "I'm alright Jack".

Unless, of course, the house collapses into said mine.  ;D

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2021, 09:39:40 am »
I'm going to stop procrastinating, and finally chop up the 200 metre reel of rope I've been staring at for the last five years.

Maybe.

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2021, 09:42:00 am »
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Me, I'm lining my caving helmet with aluminium foil to keep me safe from all that 5G radiation that will have me speaking Chinese before I know it.  And I'm keeping a good lookout for those green lizard aliens that are taking over our planet, disguised as humans.  Luckily they aren't too hard to spot - they can disguise themselves pretty well, but they don't seem to have worked out how to copy a decent human hairstyle yet.  I mean, just look at...

I'd better go - I think they're coming for me.

Have you been vaccinated then?  Heard there may be side effects of sudden bouts of lucidity.   :lol:   :lol: 

Unfortunately I need a new shed (roof leaking due to decomposition of structure), so I'll have to sit indoors again.

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2021, 09:50:04 am »
I go out into the garden at night with my most powerful lamp and scare half the neighbourhood to death. They think aliens have landed, so could go viral on social media.
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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 09:58:09 am »
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I've got a 300ft mine shaft about 2 metres from my house so "I'm alright Jack".

Unless, of course, the house collapses into said mine.  ;D
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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2021, 12:04:13 pm »
During lockdown I'll have much more time on my hands to go caving.  My elderly uncle has always wanted to go on an easy trip so I thought I might take him to Yordas.  That's if the care home will let me take him out of course.  My niece wants to joins us but she is only recently back from a rave in France and she'll need to get over that nasty cough first.
That's a coincidence - we're having a rave in Yordas next weekend - we've got some amazing DJs.  Tell your niece to bring her friends  :bounce:

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2021, 01:27:15 pm »
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That's a coincidence - we're having a rave in Yordas next weekend

You won't be the first....
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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2021, 01:58:29 pm »
I've got a well in my garden. If I pump it out would it be classed as a mine?
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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2021, 02:02:13 pm »
There'd be more legal requirements if you did!

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2021, 02:58:06 pm »
I moved to Mendip in October.

I’ve taken up lock picking as a lockdown hobby, my new lock pick set is due to be delivered via Amazon prime tomorrow.

Lock picks and lock picking skills may come in handy on Mendip.

Failing that, I’ll buy a decent pair of bolt cutters.

Taught child No 2 to pick lock in the first lockdown....

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2021, 03:23:20 pm »
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Taught child No 2 to pick lock in the first lockdown....
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Must have gone to scouse school

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2021, 04:17:57 pm »
I moved to Mendip in October.

I’ve taken up lock picking as a lockdown hobby, my new lock pick set is due to be delivered via Amazon prime tomorrow.

Lock picks and lock picking skills may come in handy on Mendip.

Failing that, I’ll buy a decent pair of bolt cutters.

Taught child No 2 to pick lock in the first lockdown....

Now try doing it through a 6 inch hole with the lock on the inside just within reach and full of grit.

Half the time I can't get the sodding things open even with a key...

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2021, 05:21:21 pm »
During lockdown I'll have much more time on my hands to go caving.  My elderly uncle has always wanted to go on an easy trip so I thought I might take him to Yordas.  That's if the care home will let me take him out of course.  My niece wants to joins us but she is only recently back from a rave in France and she'll need to get over that nasty cough first.
That's a coincidence - we're having a rave in Yordas next weekend - we've got some amazing DJs.  Tell your niece to bring her friends  :bounce:

Oh excellent, can me and my friends come too? We had a great party in Giants last week and can teach you all how to spray blue arrows onto the rocks, so you don't get lost, as well as spray all of your names on the rock so that everyone who goes inside after you knows who you are :)
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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2021, 09:46:54 am »
I've got a well in my garden. If I pump it out would it be classed as a mine?

If it's in your garden surely it's already yours ?

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2021, 11:26:06 am »
I'm organising a party, however to avoid the fines only inviting 14 people.... ;D

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2021, 11:35:24 am »
I'm organising a party, however to avoid the fines only inviting 14 people.... ;D

Avoiding the higher fine... 😉

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Re: Sod lockdown I'm caving
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2021, 11:45:02 am »
1 in 50 supposedly infected, so there's a chance you won't spread it around (caving would be safer...)

 

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