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From an article on BBC online about holidaying on Bardsey Island/Ynys Enlli :" There is no hot water or showers on the island, and it is thought that is why people are attracted."

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On 8/12/2021, 6:58:42, jeremytwo said:

 

Jonny - it's far worse out in the Alps. There you go mountain biking to sip a cold one high up after a 2000 ft climb, then all of a sudden there comes a thunderstorm and you have to ride down to beat the storm! Downright dangerous and worse than bombs eh?
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Liar, liar, pants on fire!!! And a copyright thief to boot!

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Yawn. I've not only done that trip, but two more to Gufferthütte and Rotwandhaus. Why oh why would I lie about that? Tell you what. I'll ask my right knee. Knee did you climb those 2000 feet trails? "Oh bloody hell you did! That's why you are in sports therapy for iliotibial band syndrome or runners knee you tit - you went from 2 hour forest rides to major Alpine trips too fast! Classic middle aged ambition!"

 

Been there got the Goretex T shirt and the buggered knee.

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Talking to your body parts for lack of friends is no way to go through life, son. Especially when they start talking back.

 

Get help.

 

 

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WARNING, CAT POST ON THE WAY….! My daughter loves upcycling and fixing old furniture so we are always on the lookout for ideas. I sent her this photo I thought she’d like. ‘Nah Mum, our cats would just sit on top or underneath’! True.

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Apparently 15th August was International Cat Day.

We love 'em... but whatever next?

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8 minutes ago, Wulfrun said:

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The pub reopened on 12th April 2021

 

Good on Westminster City Council :) 

 

More:

 

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Demolition

The building was being considered by Historic England for Grade II listing when it was unexpectedly demolished on 8 April 2015 by its owner, Tel Aviv-based Israeli property developer CLTX Limited, to make way for a block of flats above a new pub.[5][8] The manager was told by the owners on Easter Monday to close the pub for an "inventory", but when she returned two days later she found the building had been demolished.[5] According to Haaretz, CLTX is "a relatively unknown company with only one listed director – Tel Aviv lawyer Ori Calif".[5]

 

English Heritage had surveyed the pub, making records of the layout, tiles and other original details so that full architectural information was available. Listing as a Grade II building was going to be announced a few days after its unexpected destruction.[1]

 

Rebuilding

On 5 May 2015, Westminster City Council issued an "unprecedented" enforcement notice ordering CLTX to "recreate in facsimile the building as it stood immediately prior to its demolition". The notice prevented CLTX from selling the site until the pub had been rebuilt.[9] The London Evening Standard reported that they would have to rebuild it "brick by brick".[9]

 

CLTX was ordered to rebuild the pub within 18 months from the date it was demolished, 8 April. Councillor Jan Prendergast called it "the lawless destruction of Westminster’s heritage". Councillor Robert Davis, deputy leader, said "Westminster is home to the West End – not the Wild West".[10]

CLTX appealed over both the refusal of planning permission for its proposed replacement flats (with ground floor bar) and the order to rebuild the pub "brick by brick". A public inquiry sat to consider both appeals in May 2016. It rejected both appeals, but extended the time allowed for rebuilding to 24 months.[11][12]

 

In October 2016, it was reported that CLTX had met with Westminster City Council to discuss rebuilding the pub.[13] In March 2017, surveys of the site were being carried out, and notices on the pub announced that the rebuilding process had commenced.[14]

 

In October 2017, CLTX submitted a further planning application to include three flats within the pub when rebuilt. This was declined, as it was considered to go against the decision of the planning inquiry. It was also noted that CLTX had restructured and no longer had any UK-based directors.[15]

Ori Calif was appointed director of CLTX for a second time on 22 May 2018.[16]

 

By April 2019, most of the pub's missing exterior had been rebuilt.[17] As of late February 2020, the pub had still not reopened, and Westminster City Council was once again considering taking action against its owners.[18]

 

On 19 January 2021, CLTX changed its name by resolution to Carlton Vale Ltd.[19] On 12 April 2021, the pub finally reopened with the lifting of COVIDrestrictions.[20][2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Tavern,_Kilburn

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57 minutes ago, john g. said:

This campaign to " educate" dumb urban tourists complaining about rural life!

 

We spent many a happy vacation at Club Cala Pada on Ibiza (no longer existing in that form).

Outside the club area but within earshot of half the apartments resided a cockerel who let all know he was there  as soon as it got light.

Apparently in the feedback reports submitted about 50% visitors wrote "kill that bird" whilst the other 50% wrote in its defence.

 

During out last couple of visits there (2012 & 2013) a noisy group of parrots appeared near our apartment each morning just after 7am.  But after 10 minutes they moved on.

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38 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

I hope photoshop gets better in the future.

 

I hear you Sister. I'm dreadful at Photoshop but that is double dreadful.

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