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by Dhamaka

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Thank you Sprocket, Vimbo and Geodyne for a lovely day

silar31 says:

Lovely series here, I especially like #6, wonderful Geo shot! And the chocolate cake and ice cream is making me hungry :-)

1st Oct 2006, 20:50

Dhamaka says:

it was absolutely gorgeous Silar - specially sourced by Sprocket who does indeed know his chocolate cake...

1st Oct 2006, 20:54

nige says:

i see you did the long walk. i love Windsor.

1st Oct 2006, 21:36

Sprocket says:

A fabulous day indeed. Thank you D, G and V.

1st Oct 2006, 22:31

walla_walla says:

not even the rain could spoil a good day for you guys, wtg :-)

2nd Oct 2006, 00:39

EVILMINK269 says:

You guys are so lucky living there, even if it rains alot...

I love England~Great pics Missy D~hope your day was fun!

2nd Oct 2006, 01:15

Caine says:

Nice series! I like 2, 4, 6 and 7 best. :D

2nd Oct 2006, 06:19

Dhamaka says:

Mandy - when you go let me know. Vimbo is a great friend and if he's in the country he'd love to take you round. Of course you may have to do other stuff on your own because his viewpoint is a little quirky at times...

Thank you guys :D

Sprocket - thank you. And thank you for the teas. They look so pretty I'm wondering if I should drink them or just leave them as they are and admire them...

2nd Oct 2006, 06:46

Geodyne says:

The teas *are* pretty, aren't they?

Nige - no, we didn't do the long walk, as it would have been more of a swim.

D, S, and V, thanks also for a great day. It was well worth the delays.

And D, thanks so much for a great weekend. I really enjoyed myself.

2nd Oct 2006, 07:44

Dhamaka says:

a pleasure :D
me too

2nd Oct 2006, 07:56

JokerXL says:

Looks like a great day.
You do keep yourself busy, don't you D.

2nd Oct 2006, 09:21

Dhamaka says:

Joker - I didn't stop working even at weekends for a couple of years. I'm making up for lost time :P

2nd Oct 2006, 09:24

paintist says:

what a lovely day you and company....about time you had some weekend fun by the sounds of it :-)

2nd Oct 2006, 09:59

Sprocket says:

It was the packaging of the teas that caught my eye first, but I still think you have to try them rather than just admire them.

p.s. no-one knows what these teas are, so you'd better blog them.

2nd Oct 2006, 10:48

when do we get a taste of the Dhamaka Day Out Club then eh? ;o)

2nd Oct 2006, 11:11

Dhamaka says:

we're thinking the end of this month or up to the middle of next month, jetblack. Trying to co-ordinate with the other people who have expressed an interest, which isn't particularly easy..

2nd Oct 2006, 11:19

Geodyne says:

It's going to have to be the middle of next month, D.

2nd Oct 2006, 11:21

Dhamaka says:

11th / 12th November? Might be difficult for me because it's the weekend after the World Travel Market and I might be chasing up contacts (they usually stay in London for that weekend and then go back to their respective countries) so it's not ideal, but if you don't have any other free time we could make it provisional and pray..

Hopefully the other interested parties will see this and let one of us know. I've another 2 deadlines today and tomorrow so don't think I'll be chatting much

2nd Oct 2006, 11:25

Geodyne says:

November is open at the moment except for the first weekend, so let's work around you.

October is just plain out, I'm afraid!

The others who are interested - opinions on dates?

2nd Oct 2006, 11:38

Dhamaka says:

err... my only really clear weekend in November is the one you can't make, so let's hope that there's not too much for me to do after the WTM

2nd Oct 2006, 11:47

Dhamaka says:

just to make it clear to anyone else who might be interested, we're planning on cycling from Cambridge to Norwich. Anyone is welcome - so is anyone who wants to ride up from London to Cambridge with me the day before as well...

2nd Oct 2006, 11:56

JokerXL says:

On my little "folder"?
Will you let me catch up?

2nd Oct 2006, 12:10

Geodyne says:

Just pedal harder, man! ;-)

2nd Oct 2006, 12:16

JokerXL says:

The wheels are so tiny, it's only got three gears, the chain needs oiling, the saddle's too high/low/hard, , , ,
(I'll just get all my whinging in now, get it out of the way)

2nd Oct 2006, 12:19

mrs540air says:

nice series of shots. Glad you had a good day :-)

2nd Oct 2006, 19:31

Dhamaka says:

thank you :-)

2nd Oct 2006, 19:33