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Saturday Fun

We had some extra entertainment this Saturday.

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🙁 ???€š?‚? 😉

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🙂

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hero or villain?

“Easyjet has broken ranks with the remainder of the airline industry and supported the Government’s proposals to replace Airport Passenger Duty with a per flight charge. The current system is levied on individual passengers and flight distance. The new system will be levied per flight and will be based on take-off weight.”

Link: http://e8voice.blogspot.com

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hero or villain?

“Easyjet has broken ranks with the remainder of the airline industry and supported the Government’s proposals to replace Airport Passenger Duty with a per flight charge. The current system is levied on individual passengers and flight distance. The new system will be levied per flight and will be based on take-off weight.”

Link: http://e8voice.blogspot.com

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Happy New Year 2008

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Art from: “Glitter Graphics

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Ryanair plans to fly to USA for ???€š?‚?£7

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Flights to America will soon cost less than ???€š?‚?£7, according to plans announced by Ryanair. The budget air firm has announced a no-frills transatlantic service to six US airports. The cheapest fares would be $12, or ???€š?‚?£6.80, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary promised.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

Link: http://www.metro.co.uk/

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2007

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[worldtravelexp] Accommodations and Car Rental in Spain

> We are also hoping to find a reasonable price for an economy rental car for three weeks.

For car hire you could try getting quotes from these consolidators.

they all resell the same cars. (Spain tends to run on the bring it back empty con, they make you buy a tank of gas when you pick the car up, you can’t get out of this)

Check that they include excess insurance (this might be $2-4 a day more) some include it others insure you and you have to pay for damage and claim the excess back from consolidator.

I’d also ask for a diesel, you’ll get twice the mpg and gas is expensive over here compared to the USA, about $6-8 a gallon (~$2/L), they have good engines and are as quiet as a normal petrol/gas car and you get lots of power from the turbo for overtaking.

Paul, London, UK

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Remembrance Day – Poppy Day

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

Fourth stanza of ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon (1869 – 1943)

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Controversy over ???€š?‚?£200m shops plan

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?A controversial ???€š?‚?£200m shopping complex being opened in Plymouth aims to transform the city and turn it into the region’s main retail destination, but the exterior of the building, a combination of eye-catching cladding, has been criticised by architects.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/5402112.stm

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Waterloo

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New Rough Guides Phrasebooks

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Recorded by native speakers, audio files can be downloaded for FREE online, and then transferred to an iPod or other MP3 player. Ideal for practicing your pronunciation and polishing your accent, either before you travel or while on the road.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

Link: http://www.roughguides.com/phrasebooks/

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Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2006.

Fireworks

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New Year’s Day 2006, delayed by a second

“Get ready for a minute with 61 seconds. Scientists are delaying the
start of 2006 by the first “leap second” in seven years, a timing
tweak meant to make up for changes in the Earth’s rotation.”
Link: reuters.co.uk

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Iceberg drinks and Arctic vistas

“It is one of the most barren and inhospitable places to live on the planet. Yet the Arctic landscape of Greenland attracts thousands of visitors yearly who marvel at the astounding beauty of icebergs, glaciers and a vast ice cap.”
Link: cnn.com

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Turning the Pages, the British Library

“Discover the British Library’s award-winning Turning the Pages. ”
Link: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html