Monthly Archives: May 2006

Maycon 2006

Had a good time at Maycon down the road near Heathrow. Basically yet another board-game and free-form con for the people who turned up to such events as FurryCon (in the 90s) and more recently Consummation. Over two days we … Continue reading

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Car park owners are getting sneaky

The practice of drivers passing parking stickers with time left on them to other people was obviously irking them no end. To get round it, they have introduced machines that either need you to type in the numeric part or … Continue reading

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Ffestiniog Power Station

Here’s what you could have won! (according to “Beautiful North Wales“) “Experience the power of hydro-electricity at Edison Mission Energy`s Hydro Centre in Ffestiniog. Enjoy underground tours, an interactive visitor centre or a hair-raising drive up to Stwlan Dam on … Continue reading

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I would love to know where this goes…

although it is bound to be somewhere boring and dull. Also, I’d love to know HOW you can get up it. ((The cave mouth would be just above the Ffestiniog railway, overlooking Tan-y-Grisiau Reservoir))

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Lechwedd Slate Caverns

The thought of returning to the Lechwedd slate mine at Blenau Ffestiniog brought back memories of the gamers-on-tour trip in 1982. I think I had barely turned 18 and was invited to see the world (or Wales, as it was … Continue reading

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Balls

An aspect of shops that I find intriguing and miss when it’s not there is traditional signs, such as the red/white striped barber’s pole. I’ve noticed (in Reading, at least) that Pawnbrokers have no balls any more so was delighted … Continue reading

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Mountain Zoo

It’s raining on a Sunday afternoon – it must be time to go to the zoo! The Welsh Mountain Zoo is high above Colwyn Bay (and therefore nearer the rain clouds). Despite it being the weekend, the place was not … Continue reading

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