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Arducius

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Apr 2021
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    In for about 10 mins, after drop not too bad tbh, it's the hands and feet that are most annoying. I have to get changed quickly before I lose the ability to use my fingers.

    A long time ago I saw Bear Grylls on TV saying burpees were good for warming you up after crossing an icy river but sweet tea sounds more pleasant!

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    I had a brief dip in the Avon just outside of Bath this afternoon. Felt warmer than my local streams but temp was measured lower. Think being able to swim helped and being in deeper water. Cold shock going in was ok but the after drop always gets me and hands and feet take ages to warm up.

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    Ah I run around that area when I'm in the office! Always love seeing that house with the garden right on the edge of Hosehill lake. Ideal.

    My favourite lake is home to one the largest freshwater fish in the uk which adds a bit of spice to swims there

    The big gravel pit the sailing club use? Carp aren't much of a threat to swimmers, but don't let the fishing club see you disturbing their swims!

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    I used to listen to the Lost Prophets as a youth.

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    I'm the last person you should be talking to about pensions tbh... You're mortgage free relatively early in life so probably doing better than a lot of us!

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    The idea is you get your financial ducks in a row (long) before you retire so then all that's needed is an annual rebalancing of your portfolio, which is largely in funds to avoid having to deal with individual stocks.

    That's the theory anyway.

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    My plot looks very messy compared to a lot here... Managed to get the pallet compost bays built this afternoon. Just need to add a half pallet along the front of each bay to stop the heap collapsing into the path and I'm done!

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    Interesting! I've had a theory that water must be released when fuel is burned as I can run for several hours at a low intensity when it's cold or wet without needing a drink. I figured the water was coming from stores and as you're not sweating you don't actually lose much.

    Will look up that book.

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    bee eater pic

    Only ever seen one of these in the bird book. Great pic!

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    First swallows sighted earlier! Anyone else had them yet?

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