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  1. Me. At college, ready to get on with studying engineering. ps I'm back! muaauhaaaaaahaaa!
  2. Minus a few friends that I still keep in contact with and probably a couple of hundred quid better off because of the membership costs. Still it was fun, most of the time.
  3. Mine would have to be this :- When I was in my early 20s and therefore still feeling somewhat immortal, I was cycling home like a thing possessed in the pouring rain, coming down a very steep hill a car decided to emerge from a side road. I attempted to stop the bike but aquaplaned, turned sideways on, whilst still travelling down the hill nudging somewhere around 40mph. This resulted in me colliding with the drivers side front quarter, me doing a superman impression for a few metres and coming to a abrupt halt on the kerb. My bike was a write off, one of those aluminum frame things, basically looked like someone had twisted the frame from one end to another by 20 or so degrees, the front wheel and forks were pushed up into the main bar. The cars drivers side front corner panel was stoved in. I lost a couple of teeth, had about ten stitches in my head and about a dozen in my left hand. Of course back then there wasn't these ambulance chasing solicitors otherwise I would have had nice little settlement out of it. Scared the bejeezus out of me though.
  4. Chances are that any sentient alien lifeform that came to this planet would find the atmosphere poisonous, they're immune system probably wouldn't be geared up to the many viruses/pathogens/bacteria that all living beings on this planet have built up immunity or some form of resistance to. So with that in mind, I'd quietly evacuate from the major population centres and let nature take its course. No doubt the boys at Porton Down would probably be opening there jars of nastys in this eventuality anyway.
  5. I'm involuntarily leisured. However previous occupations I've had would be Claims Negotiator, Machine Setter/Operator, Centre lathe operator, Welder. Looking forward to going back to college in a couple of weeks time.
  6. Yeah I've had a similar experience with a mate lootsharing whilst attacking the mole. After the best part of a day we had to even things out via trade so we both got a fair share. Nice, but could be better I guess.
  7. I think you forgot the [/sarcasm] tag. lol.
  8. All adverts annoy me, more so the adverts on the BBC. But to be honest I watch very little television these days.
  9. Checks post. I merely said is it possible that a change of this could have a effect, not that it definitely will. #-o
  10. Valid rant, good point I've suffered the same fate a few times meself, although its a challenge to earn back all the gear that is lost, its one I could do without. The only head-scratcher bit about this type of idea, how bad (if at all) would it effect the RS 'economy'?
  11. Well they've been grown in succession over the time I've had my allotment, starting off with radishes, because there a nice easy food to grow. Looks like I can add peppers to the list as well now. Yummy.
  12. Just thought I'd throw my two pennies worth in. It would be different, in some respects if you had the chance to have opportunity to 'interact' (for want of a better word) say solely with other 'adults'. But to me this smacks of elitism and isn't what I feel the game should be about. Ok there are people of all ages that play this game, some of them are jerks, most of them are not, but there is no single age group for the jerk-factor so I don't see what there would be to gain by driving a virtual pillar between differing age groups that for the most part either get along nicely or at worst, don't interact. There's enough barriers between groups of different people in the real world, why should we be asking for them in a game? I can live with the off-chance that I might encounter the odd person here and there that might peeve me off against the chance of a good and rewarding friendship with someone that I have a common bond. Also I think Jagex have probably got better things to be researching with our pennies than creating 'Adult-only Servers'. Plus, is it just me, doesn't 'Adult Only' in a mmorpg sound a bit seedy? I suppose the only way one could play like this is enquiring with people about there age, then if from that you determine there not 'mature' enough for you, you don't interact, but it would probably be your loss, not there's. Ps, mixture of age ranges (I guess) on my mates list and nearly 38.(haha big kid I guess) \ Pps, not a 'perv'.
  13. 60! Cheeky young-en! :P Hmm ok here go's. [hide=List of things grown]Radishes Carrots Cauliflowers Cabbages Broccoli Onions Runner Beans Tomatoes Cucumbers Potato's Chilli's Peppers Gherkin's Broad Beans[/hide] That's about all I can think of at the moment.
  14. Amongst others, here is a nice picture of one of my sunflowers. Nice and cheery, isn't it? [hide=Sunflower][/hide] [hide=Cabbage Seedlings][/hide] [hide=Baby Beetroots][/hide]
  15. I've only been to a couple of establishments that have this facility in the UK. To be honest I've only usually had maybe two or three refills with whatever I was eating. Usually, unless I've had incredibly bad service or a shoddy meal I'd leave what I felt I would have paid for the drinks as a tip. Although since I've read a few stories about employers ripping off employees with the tips, it hardly seems worth the effort.
  16. Well I'll share what I've learned so far. But to put down everything would take up a huge amount of space. I guess the basics are, make sure your plot has adequate drainage, ie its not under a foot of water after a downpour of rain or similar. Also the best way to do things is "little and often". Its far easier to do a couple hours digging/weeding/planting over a week as opposed to attempting to get it all done in one go. Its always a good idea to listen to more experienced plot holders, they can tell you about any specific problem that may affect your growing. Always buy your seeds from reputable suppliers. Buying cheap seed from a non-gardening specialist is not always the way to go, especially if you have spent a lot of time, money and personal effort into conditioning the soil for the crop you intend to grow. There's nothing more disheartening than waiting possibly months for a failed crop. Checking your soil's pH balance can be a good idea, especially if there is no other plot/garden nearby for a visual comparison of what is feasible to grow. Most crop's (in my experience) prefer a slightly alkaline soil. pH kits are quick and easy to use and usually inexpensive. Don't over-water your plants! One of the easiest ways of killing off any potential crop is giving them too much water. Get good tools. This cannot be over emphasised, buying cheap tools is a recipe for disaster which in certain circumstances can lead to you being injured. Take a chair and a book. After digging and working for a few hours, your entitled to a break. Rome wasn't built in a day. Oops. My bad. I'll change the title to make it less misleading. Thanks for the post.
  17. Hey there! Thankies for posting on mah Allotment thread. Have a bump and a cookie.
  18. Giant_Torti


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL41olEktlY I love old school slapstick humour.
  19. I've got some peas growing, I'll put some more pictures up later, they are coming along quite nicely. Here's some more pictures that I took yesterday [hide=Sunflowers] [/hide] [hide=Flowers] [/hide] [hide=Tomatoes][/hide]
  20. Hey thanks for the advice, I was having similar problems with em. Problem solved. :thumbsup:
  21. I bought this game a few days ago. Its great fun if you like driving/racing games and the graphics are just terrific! There don't seem to be many English speaking players on this game making communication tricky at best. So if I'm not on RS and you have Xfire and want a friendly cruise or whatever add me 'jaycek'. KThxBai! :D
  22. Hey do you have any pictures of your cacti? I'm hoping to grow some soon along with some Venus fly trap plants.
  23. Lol sounds funny, we don't have hares/rabbits, there is a family of foxes living in the area, so I guess that would explain it. We do have badgers, they can sometimes dig stuff up, but for the good they do its nice to see/hear them.
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