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Old Jul 30th 2017, 5:25 am
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Trying to find a reasonably priced 3 bedroom cottage on the waterfront anywhere around Lake Huron (or even a small inland lake) is proving impossible. They are either not on the water (or have obscured views), fully booked or too damn expensive - or in the middle of nowhere surrounded by forest and where there be bears (my worst nightmare). Having a 'sisters' week - and my first holiday in more than 10 years - at a cottage this September is beginning to look doubtful.

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Old Jul 30th 2017, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Trying to find a reasonably priced 3 bedroom cottage on the waterfront anywhere around Lake Huron (or even a small inland lake) is proving impossible. They are either not on the water (or have obscured views), fully booked or too damn expensive - or in the middle of nowhere surrounded by forest and where there be bears (my worst nightmare). Having a 'sisters' week - and my first holiday in more than 10 years - at a cottage this September is beginning to look doubtful.
Your worst nightmare?? They arent going to eat you if you arent daft...and I know you certainly arent that! Dont come to the Rockies or BC then .. Mine would be a large field of Brussels sprouts

Left it a bit late to book though didnt you?....just saying
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Your worst nightmare?? They arent going to eat you if you arent daft...and I know you certainly arent that! Dont come to the Rockies or BC then .. Mine would be a large field of Brussels sprouts

Left it a bit late to book though didnt you?....just saying
My worst nightmare.. standing outside in the dark, in a forested area.. with bears around. Yup. I'm a wuss.
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My sister has literally just decided to come over from the UK for a month in September (she booked her ticket at the end of last week), so as I don't have 2nd sight (well, not that I'm admitting to anyway), it was a little difficult to anticipate that I'd need a cottage in September, lol.

Be that as it may, I still need to find one... so if anyone has a nice 3 bedroom cottage overlooking a lake, perhaps with a bit of beach, a kayak or similar provided and preferably with wifi - in a 'not too isolated and not completely surrounded by forests' area - then let me know! (Somehow I'm doubting it, lol)

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Originally Posted by Siouxie
My worst nightmare.. standing outside in the dark, in a forested area.. with bears around. Yup. I'm a wuss.
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My sister has literally just decided to come over from the UK for a month in September (she booked her ticket at the end of last week), so as I don't have 2nd sight (well, not that I'm admitting to anyway), it was a little difficult to anticipate that I'd need a cottage in September, lol.

Be that as it may, I still need to find one... so if anyone has a nice 3 bedroom cottage overlooking a lake, perhaps with a bit of beach, a kayak or similar provided and preferably with wifi - in a 'not too isolated and not completely surrounded by forests' area - then let me know! (Somehow I'm doubting it, lol)

I have just the place,
Good sized cabin- check
Not too foresty- check
Good Wi-fi-check
Lakeside -check
Great place to launch the cabin's kayaks-check
No b..... Oh, ok, better forget this one.
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If, as I suspect, you bought your wife a Corvette as a present, well done mate! The best I've done, so far, is an MG Midget with some cosmetic issues.
I thought you might get it!

It's a 1984 lidless, although most of the engine is much newer. The Boy (who knows about cars) found it (father of one of his best mates). He checked it out carefully.

There are some minor interior issues, which I guess you'd expect from an old car, but the bodywork is immaculate and the mechanicals are, apparently, 'smashing'. First time I ever heard a franco use that word.

My missus is well-amused. She's turning heads. People do not expect to see a 55-year old woman driving a beast like that.

Bastard to park though, it seems. The nose is so long, the driver can't really tell where the car ends.
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Bastard to park though, it seems. The nose is so long, the driver can't really tell where the car ends.
You wanna get her some kerb feelers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curb_f...lack_sedan.jpg
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You wanna get her some kerb feelers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curb_f...lack_sedan.jpg
Either that or just switch on the headlights. They flip up, so that's basically the front of the car, I guess.
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Trying to find a reasonably priced 3 bedroom cottage on the waterfront
I thought for a minute you were leaving The Hammer.
anywhere around Lake Huron (or even a small inland lake) is proving impossible.
You've considered Erie of course?
- or in the middle of nowhere surrounded by forest and where there be bears (my worst nightmare).
Stayed in a place like that in NS back in 75. The outhouse was about 50 yards from the cabin.
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iPhone users try this, it actually works

All you need to do is tell Siri the following:

"I see a little silhouetto of a man,”

Your iPhone will recite the lyrics to the classic Queen song back to you.

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iPhone users try this, it actually works

All you need to do is tell Siri the following:

"I see a little silhouetto of a man,”

Your iPhone will recite the lyrics to the classic Queen song back to you.
Why would anyone bother to do this ?
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Why would anyone bother to do this ?
Because it can be done
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Why would anyone bother to do this ?
Don't be such a grump, it isn't like you to be so

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Because it can be done
Well I liked it- of course I tried it on my Android google voice thing and it just linked it with the song
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Don't be such a grump...Well I liked it...it just linked it with the song...
A useful tool...but not for this song

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This is why the iPhone was invented, its use is now known to the world. S Jobs can RIP now :@)
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