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Houses.... [May. 7th, 2015|01:05 pm]
Rich Skyrme
Man, finding houses is hard. I guess it doesn't help that I don't have a specific vision of what I want from a property but everything I've seen so far has had flaws which I guess is a good thing as it helps give clarity into what I actually need.

a) I've learnt that the east side of Cardiff is a bridge too far; effectively, there's a big dual carriageway separating the city and when you cross that it's a total dog to get back to the other side if you've going by bike. This has helped focus my search options a bit.

b) Upon review, I have more crap than I initially realised. I really do need a two bedroom property if possible.

c) I am snootier than I initially thought, as I'm turning my nose up at some ok looking places that happen to be in some very '70s block of flats. I can probably justify my concerns with terms like 'resale value!' but I think my inner middle class is showing.

d) I don't think I've got an idea of, beyond "big enough to hold my stuff" of what I actually want to live in.

I think I've seen 5 places so far, and all of them have partly fitted my need barring one glaring ommission (mostly location and size being the problem). Two more this week to look at so we'll see what they come to (the fact they're both in Meteor Street is appealing).
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National poetry whatever [Oct. 7th, 2010|11:23 pm]
Rich Skyrme
My favourite. Don't read it, read it aloud; the pacing is magnificent.

Lady LazarusCollapse )
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Team Building [Apr. 12th, 2010|01:35 pm]
Rich Skyrme
Has anyone ever done a team-building exercise that was worthwhile?

If so, details!
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Yanks in doing right thing shocker [Nov. 5th, 2008|12:03 pm]
Rich Skyrme
Following my last post: well done Yanks

It was interesting to see Obama take Florida, Ohio, Indiana and more Democrats got elected to the Senate – he’s not just won, but got the mandate for his policies and the ability to get them through the US political process.

Now all he has to do is back them up.

Good luck to you, sir.
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(no subject) [Nov. 4th, 2008|12:02 pm]
Rich Skyrme
Right Yanks, listen up; we’ve put up with eight years of the Bush Administration and watched the world go to hell in a hand-basket.

If you get this election wrong again, we’re coming over to repeal the Declaration of Independence.

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Run, Fatboy, Run Part Deux [Oct. 5th, 2008|12:38 pm]
Rich Skyrme
Hi everyone on my friends list - here's your daily spam message

As some of you may be aware, I'm running the Cardiff half-marathon in a couple of weeks; I'm running in benefit of Alzheimer's Society who do tremendous work in fighting dementia in the community, because of my Gran who's suffering through it.

My sponsership page is here: http://www.justgiving.com/richskyrme

So, if you'd like to give a couple of quid to a very worthy charity or just like the idea of causing me tremendous pain (I hear 13.1 miles is "quite far") I'm appreciative of any support you give.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!



(PS this is going to get spammed pretty heavily on other "social networking" type sites, so apologies if you see me out with the begging bowl again)
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Run & Become race series [May. 19th, 2008|12:06 pm]
Rich Skyrme
2007 2 mile race: 16:15, 69th out of 86.
2008 2 mile race: 15:02, 62nd out of 92

Happy with that as an improvement in both time and placing, would have like to have got under the fifteen minute mark but that’s a target to aim for next year.
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(no subject) [May. 6th, 2008|12:08 pm]
Rich Skyrme
Gwyn & Lucy – are you going to the Operator Please gig on Wednesday? If so, give me a shout
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Boom! [Apr. 30th, 2008|01:17 pm]
Rich Skyrme
Collateral damage for Adventure party

Caribbean: wrecked ancient shrine, sunk a couple planes into the sea, peoples homes destroyed, several areas taken out due to firefights. Group wanted by crime family.

USA: Circus destroyed including important clown car equipment, Houston damaged during resulting car chase. Group wanted by various US law enforcement agencies.

Europe: Vatican disrupted with monkey antics, areas of Italy damaged via various chases, German mansion gutted following botched demon summoning, French nobility killed and unique derigible nicked. Group not welcome in several countries, wanted in others.

Britain: Broke out of jail, wanted by law enforcement agencies

Turkey: Huge fight with Chinese crime family, wanted by them.

Atlantis: Discovered, raised from the sea and detonated, Bermuda probably eliminated by resulting tidal wave along with massive damage to eastern seaboard of the US.

Yeah, we’re the [i]good[/i] guys
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D&D [Apr. 18th, 2008|12:15 pm]
Rich Skyrme
Finished off Dan’s campaign last night; has been good fun with a party who put a premium on laughs rather than being competent. Or following the plot. Or able to do anything useful.

Sadly one person wasn’t there who’s been a constant help throughout the campaign.

Poor Bobo. We’ve got a propeller-topped gold-plated cap with your name on it buddy.
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