Birthday dilemma //

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  Topic Started By:  WTFH    On:  Sat 6th February, 2010 at 23:07
WTFH
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#1  Birthday dilemma  6 Feb '10 at 23:07
Dear Jo,
I have a big birthday coming up next month. Originally we were going to go to sample some wine and maybe do a bit of big game watching. (the big game not being rugby, but of the 4 legged variety)
Due to my current semi-retirement, we can't afford that anymore.
The boss has now asked me what I want to do.
I only have two anwers:
1. I don't want a big party
2. I don't know what I do want to do.

Any suggestions for something not hideously expensive, but memorable/fun?
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big white lines
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#2  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 12:23
So being semi retired, this would be your 60th then, Hatters?
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WTFH
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#3  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 12:27
I'm just "between jobs"
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Boggart
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#4  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 14:09
Hatters,

Day with a motor racing or rallying school?

Tandem free-fall?

Go-karting night?

Flying lesson?

Caving trip?

Ice climbing?

Two/three day Tour du Mont Blanc with a guide staying in mountain huts?

Trip to Barcelona and dinner at El Bulli?

Trip to Oporto and visit to some of the Port houses?

Water skiing lesson?

Kite surfing lesson?

I remain,

Boggars
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#5  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 15:16

Originally posted by Boggart


Kite surfing lesson?

I wish to apologise to any kite surfers out ther, but I read that as rope-boarding!
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#6  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 15:33

Originally posted by Boggart

Day with a motor racing or rallying school? [/quote:3c4c423619] Yes

Originally posted by Boggart

Tandem free-fall? [/quote:3c4c423619]No

Originally posted by Boggart

Go-karting night? [/quote:3c4c423619]Maybe

Originally posted by Boggart

Flying lesson? [/quote:3c4c423619]No

Originally posted by Boggart

Caving trip? [/quote:3c4c423619]No

Originally posted by Boggart

Ice climbing?
No

[quote:3c4c423619="Boggart"]Two/three day Tour du Mont Blanc with a guide staying in mountain huts?
Maybe

[quote:3c4c423619="Boggart"]Trip to Barcelona and dinner at El Bulli?
Yes

[quote:3c4c423619="Boggart"]Trip to Oporto and visit to some of the Port houses?
Yes (but made me think of another idea... a couple of nights at the Palácio Estoril, along with a bit of a trip through the Arrábida Natural Park, then maybe a couple of days around the Schilthorn, after all, it is my birthday, and we’ll have all the time in the world.

[quote:3c4c423619="Boggart"]Water skiing lesson?
No

[quote:3c4c423619="Boggart"]Kite surfing lesson?
No
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#7  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 15:34

Originally posted by WTFH

rope-boarding!

Hatters,

I think you have answered your own question. Job done, all you need to do is to book the lesson.

I remain,

Boggars
Don't squeeze the trigger, if you can't stand the recoil. - Johnny Cash

Knowledge is knowing that the tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. - Miles Kington

"And so as the loose-bowelled pigeon of time swoops low over the unsuspecting tourist of destiny, and the flatulent skunk of fate wanders into the air-conditioning system of eternity, I notice it's the end of the show." Humph's last ever ISIHAC sign-off
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WTFH
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#8  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 15:40
See my responses above.

...there is, of course, the matter of a mildly inebriated discussion last night, which, if she remembers it, means that I may end up shooting some big game with my Canon and sampling some saffa wine.
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#9  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 15:49

Originally posted by WTFH

a couple of nights at the Palácio Estoril,

Hatters,

In the '90s I used to work during Carnival time for the big show in the casino, so I stayed there quite a bit.

Estoril is a nice place with Cascais just up the road where I found the most amazing Porto shop and used to spend far too much money. So that in the end I didn't end up making that much from my gig at the casino.

At the time most of the Formula 1 teams used to be pre-season testing at the Autodromo so we used to see some of the crews at night in the casino, so I managed to lig a few trips to the track for some ear-splitting fun.

I remain,

Boggars
Don't squeeze the trigger, if you can't stand the recoil. - Johnny Cash

Knowledge is knowing that the tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. - Miles Kington

"And so as the loose-bowelled pigeon of time swoops low over the unsuspecting tourist of destiny, and the flatulent skunk of fate wanders into the air-conditioning system of eternity, I notice it's the end of the show." Humph's last ever ISIHAC sign-off
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#11  Re: Birthday dilemma  8 Feb '10 at 21:05

Originally posted by Dinosaur

What's the matter with some sort of skiing?

If my knees were up to it, my top suggestion would have been a fortnight skiing somewhere good (i.e. Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Andorra, Spain, etc. ), but we go skiing quite a bit (and have been to a lot of the top ski areas in the world), so I wanted to do something a bit different.
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