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Tracks

Member since Jun 2020 • Last active Jun 2021
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  • in Photography
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    Amazing, thank you!

  • in Photography
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    Love these, particularly the third one!

    I appreciate this is niche but does anyone have any recommendation for places to dev+scan in Cardiff?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Sorry, wasn’t sure of the right thread to post this in and didn’t think it warranted it’s own!

    Does anyone have recommendations for an affordable stand for post-ride cleaning? I’m just looking for something cheap and cheerful really, happy for it to be a floor based one (rather than something which raises the bike to head height) if that helps.

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    Ah any route suggestions would be fantastic, thank you!

    I’m in Pontcanna, I reckon up to about 50 miles is where my fitness is at the moment.

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    I moved to Cardiff just over a week ago, thank you once again to those who shared their experiences and the positive encouragement. The couple of weeks before the move and the first few days here were massively stressful - all of the logistics of packing, moving, assembling furniture etc, and then a fair few unexpected emotional wobbles throughout!

    But it's been great so far. The flat is the nicest place I've ever lived, genuinely pinch myself in the morning as I'm walking through to the spare room/home office space, and the little bit of the area I've explored (when running in the evenings) is lovely. It's also very novel it actually being dark and quiet here in the evenings, genuinely took me a couple of nights to not find the silence a bit unsettling. I got out on the bike at the weekend and it was glorious - it was just a pretty relaxed 20 miles but it was so, so refreshing compared to cycling around/from central London. Within 10 minutes I was out of town, some lovely rolling green hills and air that actually felt like it was cleaning my lungs.

    It's partly down to the place itself, but the change of scenery has really helped me shed some of the negativity that had been weighing me down. Already doing more of the things I enjoy and which are good for me - exercising, cooking properly, working less, sleeping better, and generally just feeling more at ease.

    WOULD RECOMMEND.

  • in General
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    Absolutely fascinated by the guy in Regent’s yesterday wearing a TT helmet, jorts, and football socks.

    Rapid pace as well, maybe I need to reconsider my attire.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I have just sent the deposit for a place in Cardiff. Thank you to everyone for your encouragement, I'm currently bouncing between excited and "what are you doing???".

    Oh, and it's the first time I've moved into an unfurnished place. Where do grown ups buy furniture when the criteria is one step up from "the cheapest thing I can find which doesn't look terrible"?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks again to everyone who replied to my previous messages about moving away, and those that shared experiences of Cardiff in particular.

    I'm 99% sure I'm going to do it. I'll be handing notice in on my flat next week and can leave early February. I'm mainly excited but also a bit nervous, however I'm trying to not overthink it too much. If it doesn't work out I can always come back!

    I think Pontcanna is the area that most appeals. I've been looking on Rightmove and rang a couple of local estate agents to try to get an idea of the market (renting). By the sounds of it it'll hopefully be a bit less painful than the process in London, but places only go up for rent 4-6 weeks in advance.

    If anyone else has any other Cardiff info or suggestions (areas to live, things to do, anything really) I'm all ears.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Going to have to raise two other contenders for his most annoying habits:

    • Spending 30 seconds describing the "flow" from kitchen to lounge just because it's open plan, which we can see for ourselves on screen.

    • Pronounciation of architect as "ar'i-tek"

    Also find myself groaning when the people will have a 70k budget and "small contingency", then by the end of it have spent 110k with no explanation at all.

    Infuriating programme which I sit through just for the 3 minute reveal at the end despite every house having 90% of the same features.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thank you!

    It's still definitely front of mind for me. I've got this Friday off work so am weighing up visiting to try and get a feel for the place. I know it's technically against the guidelines, but I live alone, have no real social contact and would just spend the time walking around the city before crashing at a Premier Inn.

    Would you/anyone else familiar with the area be able to list a few different areas that I should explore over the course of a day on foot?

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