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Just checking. got the money, the maps, the flights, the tube map, the dates. my favourite jeans developed a hole in the left leg today and no one has 501 Levi 28/30s around.

I worry.

will viv have the bathroom ready by the time we get there? what tiles will she use? what is the alcohol content of your beer? what if I get lost on the tube? how do you turn right at an intersection if you are driving on the wrong side of the road?

I am overwhelmed by your kindness, but I wonder, are you real? Are you all some cyber figment I needed to create for myself? We are held together by such little wires.

think I am getting a little anxious.
10th May 2007, 01:33  

Viv says:

You'll soon find out!

10th May 2007, 01:36

nige says:

milton keynes is looking elusive on there...

10th May 2007, 01:44

factotumNLI says:


10th May 2007, 01:45

swamprose says:

there is nothing elusive about milton keynes. I even know how to pronounce it. *puffs with pride*

will be in touch. if you are real, then there's no chance you will be eluded.

10th May 2007, 01:49

nige says:

haha. *prods to see if real*

10th May 2007, 02:12

Viv says:

Think the bathroom will function but you might meet the workmen!

More worried about the weather staying reasonable - bit showery at the moment but can cope with that!

10th May 2007, 02:20

Viv says:

looks similar - hope we get one sunny day here
I want to picnic!

10th May 2007, 02:26

swamprose says:

and nige, what happened? you are not a cyberghost, a jumping one?

viv, I will feel right at home with a workman to greet me in the morning. I just finished new closets. Still unpainted.

10th May 2007, 02:27

Viv says:

The workmen are very nice and one of life's positives. We've been here for 21 years and for the first 10 we did this and that, then we more or less stopped and now most of it needs sorting properly - and over the past few years i haven't even tried to make good because I want it done - now i'm no longer having to run backwards and forwards to Nottingham I have the energy to face up to it - not that i'm doing the work - but to cope with the hassle - unfinished jobs - we have far too many! I haven't wanted to have people her and now I'm having you! But at least things are being done so that feels better!
Funny but I'm not at all worried about having you here 'cos I know you will just love where it is and that we'll all get on fine.
So are you going to be testing the beer then? Strength has to be displayed.

I think you are going to have a great adventure.
By the waydidn't you change your itinerary on the forum - it seems to have reverted - thought you weren't goin to Stoke now.

10th May 2007, 02:44

swamprose says:

thanks viv. changed it. again. and you are right, I know we'll do just fine. no matter the weather.

10th May 2007, 03:37

Geodyne says:

Hee - yay!

We're all figments of your imagination and we're about to collude to befuddle your senses entirely!

10th May 2007, 07:22

"I know we'll do just fine. no matter the weather." hahaha - coming to england and feigning indifference to the weather is really asking for it! Take no notice of Geodyne, she's a figment of my imagination, and I don't exist, ergo...

10th May 2007, 08:46

Geodyne says:

Ooh, I'm a figment of a figment now. This gets better.

can we up the ante?

10th May 2007, 08:55

Caine says:

You will be in excellent hands. I expect much blogging of you and those fabulous figments!

10th May 2007, 09:09

Viv says:

Hey that weather forecast is improving! All moving on a bit faster! no real sun until the Saturday though :( I've taken a screen shot - shall watch with interest!

10th May 2007, 09:23

Gael (allegedly) says:

Can't vouch for the others but I'm a replicant. The real Gael wouldn't have popped in for a quick look around Moblog, oh no. She's far too dilligent about her studies to do that...

10th May 2007, 11:19

540air says:

I'm confused. If Geo is a figment of hobo's imagination and I've met her, does that make me real or a figment of a figment of a figment? ;)

10th May 2007, 11:54

ViX says:


I am no figment!!

*pokes herself* Yup, I'm solid! haha.

10th May 2007, 12:38

nige says:

on the subject of ghosts, i think Des'ree said it best, with:

I don't want to see a ghost,
It's the sight that I fear most,
I'd rather have a piece of toast,
Watch the evening news.

ahhhh, classic lyrics. swamprose, this is what you & facto are in for when you come to visit (me, anyway...)

10th May 2007, 12:39

seaneeboy says:

Ooh, if I *AM* a figment, could you imagine someone round to fix our photocopier?

10th May 2007, 12:53

swamprose says:

well, figments don't have photocopier breakdowns, renovations, exams, and I don't think they quote poems.

just for weather--I bring everything, because it changes all the time?

just hope maple syrup doesn't explode in my bag.

10th May 2007, 13:54

Sprocket says:

Don't forget your umbrella.

10th May 2007, 14:58

seaneeboy says:

Ah, jolly good.

Ur, pretty much. Although it's not quite as extreme as Canada. It'll probably be fairly warm for the next couple of weeks, the odd rainy day will put a bit of a chill on, but it's unliley to drop much below 9c. On a warm/hot day it'll max out around 22c up north, 25 in London. Avarages around 15-17 are a fairly safe bet.

I once nearly applied to be a weatherman, believe it or not.

10th May 2007, 15:01

beth says:

mmm maple syrup!

who's got the curse of my bedroom then?

oh dear oh dear, this could be embarassing. (mum will have you believe i painted it dark blue a week/month before i moved out. It's not true i painted it blue when I was 15 and the general decor is the same since then too, complete with band posters and i'm sure other forgotten cringe worthy things.)

10th May 2007, 15:05

Geodyne says:

Beth: is it any consolation that one of them will have to sleep in a room with lilac paint and blue-and-purple striped wallpaper when they stay in my house? Not to forget the medieval torture device...

10th May 2007, 15:08

JokerXL says:

Some people say to me, sometimes;
"You're unreal!"
(usually when I've dropped something expensive)

10th May 2007, 15:09

swamprose says:

yes. we are really worried about the decor of where we sleep.

beth, how much NOT to blog your old room?

seaneboy, I am bringing umbrella, leaving snowshoes at home.

10th May 2007, 15:20

MiniFF says:

Ahhh the old £20 notes...the new ones look like play money.

Enjoy England! If you're worried about the weather, I went to a theme park yesterday with many fast rollercoasters, and the cold and rain didn't affect our enjoyment of the day at all :)

10th May 2007, 15:30

Viv says:

Well actually I thought I'd put 2 single duvets on Helen's Kingsize bed and they can share it (It doesn't dip in the middle!) and both enjoy Helen's room and each others company! Sure they would prefer that - otherwise they can toss for it!

10th May 2007, 15:51

beth says:

swamprose - i blogged my fridge! I have no shame (i'm going to live to regret this)

Heh.. and yeah when do those old £20 notes go out of currency? :P

I think far more enjoyment can be gleaned from staring at pictures of my 15-year-old boyfriends than helen's white carpet. -nod-

10th May 2007, 15:59

swamprose says:

is my money wrong? 'old'? we are behind here in the colonies, y'know. as long as it works...

am off to search for more maple syrup, froot loops, weird Canadiain chocolate bars and jeans without a hole in the knee.

old boyfriends, beth, are always interesting. :)

10th May 2007, 16:27

seaneeboy says:

Beth, Stop teasing :)

The notes you have will still be currancy for ages yet SR, you might see some new ones while you're over here though...

10th May 2007, 16:39

beth says:

sean - sorry sir!

swamprose - especially mine, none so tall though, it's been a steady increase since my teens.

10th May 2007, 17:15

beth says:

sean - sorry sir!

swamprose - especially mine, none so tall though, it's been a steady increase since my teens.

10th May 2007, 17:15

beth says:

geo - i think very dark blue (woodchip) with gold and glostars on the ceiling and numerous hideous soft toys and posters beat you! Though, naivete counts for my taste, i don't know if there's any forgiving of lilac stripes!

10th May 2007, 17:18

jesson says:

SR- very excited for you. Hope you have a terrific trip- test run these figments for others of us who may follow for a visit! ;-)

11th May 2007, 00:03

Euphro says:

It's funny, but that's exactly how I felt before I met some of the wonderful people who make-up Moblog. We can't wait to see you :)

11th May 2007, 00:22

beth says:

Unfortunately I met half the moblog leeds contingency in the pub before i ever moblogged which made everything less climatic when meeting new people in REAL life as they seemed more like mates of mates than weird internet freakazoids.

euphro - it was lovely to meet you for the first time. Despite a little apprehension in the first place you were ever so enthusiastic and some might say 'euphroric!'

11th May 2007, 01:08

Viv says:

:) big smile!

11th May 2007, 02:41

Oooo... exciting! Hope you have a great time Swamprose! Looking forward to seeing all the photos. Drink copious amounts of Bombardier and a box of Jaffa cakes on my behalf.

11th May 2007, 04:22

swamprose says:

thanks RAB. Will do my best. Bombardier? that's a snowmobile..isn't it?

11th May 2007, 05:54

harimanjaro says:

Bombardier is a beer that the British drink while riding snowmobiles.

11th May 2007, 08:08

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