EK20
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Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:11 am

Sitting in traffic on the M6, spending a fortune on DIY... what do you do on bank holiday weekends?

I've never understood them, why do we still have them?
 
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Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:12 am

Beach, beer, and BBQ.
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Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:18 am

Sitting in traffic on the Sheik Zayed don't you mean?  Wink

I don't know the origin of "bank holidays" or indeed when the whole idea of public holidays (in addition to annual holidays) took off globally.

This weekend I hope to get the boat out and see if me changing the heat sensor will cure the problem of the engine overheating and shutting down. I already changed the impellor and thermostat and that wasn't it.

This year I promised that we would do more trips where the holidays fell in Friday / Monday, as last year it did seem that every holiday was spent painting something, or building something.
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Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:21 am

Why on earth would anyone complain about getting a day off work?  confused 
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RichardPrice
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Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:22 am

I shall be spending the next 4 days doing contract work  Smile
 
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Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:11 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 4):
I shall be spending the next 4 days doing contract work

im working too, gonna take 2 days in Leu, have a holiday when the prices are reasonable and the roads arent gridlocked!

PS Where has richard gone?  Sad
 
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RE: Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:45 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
Where has richard gone?

Haha, looks like he's done a bunk or his membership expired! Big grin
 
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RE: Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:08 am

Erm well we are putting up our new gazebo and hope its lasts the summer (the last one flew away 1 week before the end of summer) and emptying out the BBQ and putting new lava coals in and new gas. Going to my cousin's whos a toddler and watching aload of little ones have an easter egg hunt. 2 bike rides and probably other stuff  silly 

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RE: Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:22 am

Tomorrow I'm repainting my bathroom.
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RE: Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:08 am

Quoting EK20 (Thread starter):
Sitting in traffic on the M6, spending a fortune on DIY... what do you do on bank holiday weekends?

I've never understood them, why do we still have them?

I'm going shopping for a new lens for my camera tomorrow, then I'm going to take pictures; the weather in York is supposed to be just like it was today, and today was gorgeous.

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RE: Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:26 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 4):
I shall be spending the next 4 days doing contract work



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
PS Where has richard gone?

Maybe someone shot back during one of his contract killings.
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RE: Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:23 am

Working as normal.

Signed,

99.99999999% of the USA
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RE: Bank Holidays, What Do You Do During Them?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:53 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 11):
Working as normal.

Signed,

99.99999999% of the USA

and i am one of them signing  Sad ;and working
too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart

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