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Title: Summer is here
Post by: dinner123 on July 21, 2006, 08:10:44 pm
Its that time of the year again, schools across the UK finished yesterday as 6 weeks of holidays officially began. Weird thing for me is that after my exams finished a month ago, we had to go back to school to begin the second year (A2) of the course. I felt like it was time for a holdiay back then, and now i just feel weird.

Anyway, what im wondering is what everyone's doing for summer? Foreign holidays, just relaxing at home or god forbid you dont even have some time off :(

Im going to Prague in 2 weeks for a few days, parents booked it last minute. But other than that i need to work on my UCAS (ie.University) application, because ive only got 1 year of school left now. And then its off to uni (hopefully ::))
I gotta go and pick up my AS exam results on August 17th as well, 3 weeks away :-\
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on July 21, 2006, 11:30:22 pm
Best of luck with yer exam results Dinner :)
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: murph_dogg on July 22, 2006, 05:44:12 am
I've been done school for about a month now.  I dont really have any plans... i've basically been looking for a job all summer (without any luck).  I might be going canoe-camping near the end of the summer but other then that i'm jsut playing it by year and getting ready for uni next year
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: texasboy on July 22, 2006, 06:04:47 am
With the weather so good here at the moment 24-30C and Europe higher 35-45C. A foriegn holiday would not be pleasant.
So it will be a couple of weeks in Scotland. Ice skating for the daughter,sight seeing for the wife ,and lots of "may I have a pint"and a bit of fishing for myself.
Maybe another week in Nice France around Haloween if the funds hold out.
cheers
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on July 22, 2006, 08:12:43 pm
The weather in UK is great....don't need to go abroad, so l'm spending hols in my garden....l would have liked to visit Gibbler in US (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/billyfridge/emoticons/sleeez.gif)....maybe next year ;) :D
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: dinner123 on July 22, 2006, 08:49:26 pm
Best of luck with yer exam results Dinner :)
thanks ;D

So it will be a couple of weeks in Scotland. Ice skating for the daughter,sight seeing for the wife ,and lots of "may I have a pint"and a bit of fishing for myself.
nice. hope the weather stays good for you.

l would have liked to visit Gibbler in US (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/billyfridge/emoticons/sleeez.gif)....maybe next year ;) :D
lol, her and her boyfriend? :D
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: TheNightWatchman on July 23, 2006, 03:54:12 pm
Summer is here.

Yeah right.

The jumpers are over HERE
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on July 23, 2006, 06:17:52 pm
Summer is here.

Yeah right.

The jumpers are over HERE

 ???
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: texasboy on July 24, 2006, 07:24:29 am
Summer is here.

Yeah right.

The jumpers are over HERE

 ???

Do I detect winter in New Zealand??

Wooley Jumpers. Billy use you imagination (sheep) ::)
cheers
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on July 24, 2006, 07:53:26 am
Don't start Tex off about sheep again Banana, you know what he's like ::)
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: texasboy on July 24, 2006, 08:25:28 am
Don't start Tex off about sheep again Banana, you know what he's like ::)

S`HHH`sssss The nightwatchman is minding his flock and thats a hard job ::)
cheers
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: TheNightWatchman on July 24, 2006, 03:49:19 pm
Here we go again....


Yeah Billy I was pointing out that it's winter over here.
I'll rephrase.

The JACKETS are over here. No wool in that statement.
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: kyopedlr on July 24, 2006, 11:25:32 pm
so that means no sheep either?

Summer sucks for me. I am taking summer school so I can get out early. That wasn't really a bad choice becuase if I didn', I would just be sleeping all day on my lazy ass. On the bright side, it means that I will be less pressured to have to take lots of classes in one semester. The torture will be over next week. 1 more week and I am free from the hell hold of economics. What are your summer plan's?

-kyopedlr
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: dinner123 on July 25, 2006, 04:55:52 am
nd I am free from the hell hold of economics.
:o economics is my favourite a-level subject. so much so that im gonna apply to do it at university :-\
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on July 25, 2006, 06:17:00 am
WOW...Dinner.....my son William is in his last year (we hope) doing his PHD in economic ;)s
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: texasboy on July 25, 2006, 08:11:34 am
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Here we go again....


Yeah Billy I was pointing out that it's winter over here.

Genuine question. How cold does it get in N.Z.
cheers

Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: TheNightWatchman on July 25, 2006, 04:03:59 pm
well at the moment it's fairly warm for July (cold last week... you know how it goes)
these are the temps

http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php

just put your mouse over the cities and it will come up with the temps (I live in Auckland)
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: texasboy on July 26, 2006, 05:35:05 am
well at the moment it's fairly warm for July (cold last week... you know how it goes)
these are the temps

http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php

just put your mouse over the cities and it will come up with the temps (I live in Auckland)

Thats actually not too bad. 14-16C during the day and good sleeping at night.
Humidity is high. I think I could live with this during winter
cheers
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on July 27, 2006, 07:23:21 am
Hmmmmmm...that's further than Iraq.....yeah go for it Tex....he he he.
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: texasboy on July 27, 2006, 07:33:26 am
Hmmmmmm...that's further than Iraq.....yeah go for it Tex....he he he.
No wonder my Karma button doesnt get hit.lol
cheers
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: dinner123 on July 27, 2006, 08:35:03 pm
WOW...Dinner.....my son William is in his last year (we hope) doing his PHD in economic ;)s
Nice ;D What uni is he going to?
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on July 28, 2006, 11:14:00 am
WOW...Dinner.....my son William is in his last year (we hope) doing his PHD in economic ;)s
Nice ;D What uni is he going to?

Manchester.....he's also making money lecturing there...lol
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: dinner123 on July 29, 2006, 06:01:34 am
Manchester.....he's also making money lecturing there...lol
im going to apply there. maybe he'll be lecturing me :o
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on July 31, 2006, 12:57:49 pm
Good... yer can shack up with Quantum.lol
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: dinner123 on August 01, 2006, 04:47:43 am
Good... yer can shack up with Quantum.lol
lol first years on campus before having to deal with that
Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: texasboy on August 03, 2006, 07:21:29 am
 ???
Think of some of our members.! The Half and Gibbler can tell us more.
New Yorkers swelter in 'dangerous' heatwave


A state of emergency has been declared in New York where a heatwave has brought misery to the city.

Temperatures have hit 38C (101F) with humidity making it feel even hotter. The city's streets are stifling, and Subway passengers sweated on platforms before stepping gratefully into air-conditioned trains.

New York has not experienced such a heatwave, described as "extremely dangerous", since July 1999.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared the first official heat emergency in the city's history and the scorching temperatures are expected to continue. He has ordered city swimming pools to stay open late.

Nearly 400 special cooling centres have been opened where passers-by can escape the heat and receive cold drinks and medical aid.

An extreme weather front has caused more than 100 deaths over the last week as it drifted across the US from California to the East Coast.

Officials are desperate to avoid a repeat of the crippling blackouts suffered in Queens two weeks ago.

The lights on the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building have been dimmed so as not to overburden power supplies, and offices have been told to turn down their air-conditioning.

Almost like Texas on a warm summers day.
I can remember standing out in torrential rain at 96F in shorts ,and being dry 2 min after rain finished. I guess its not easy for people who dont have air conditioning and we all dont want anyone to suffer
cheers

Title: Re: Summer is here
Post by: billyfridge on August 05, 2006, 11:11:12 am
OMG......Tex in shorts :o....it's a wonder yer can remember that far back ::) :D