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Postby scullion » June 11th, 2015, 3:00 pm

a virtual bit of the local delicacy of your choice if you get it right.
it has been in the mid to high twenties. rained most afternoons eccept for the last couple of days.
i have photos of red starfish, lizards, a swallow tailed butterfly, a baby preying mantis and a large grasshopper.
i have also had my first ever go at waterskiing; it seems i`m a natural on the bar but rubbish on the bit of string.
i went to a wine tasting last night comparing`local` wines with imports.
enough clues?
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Postby WWordsworth » June 11th, 2015, 3:37 pm

Madeira?

Jersey?
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Postby Pepper Pig » June 11th, 2015, 3:51 pm

Wapping? :o
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Postby StokeySue » June 11th, 2015, 4:08 pm

The South African coast somewhere?

If I'm right - no biltong thanks :sprout: but I'll have some boerewors or some Fairview blue goats cheese
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Postby mum-at-the-oven » June 11th, 2015, 4:34 pm

Florida perhaps :?:
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Postby MrsWWoof » June 11th, 2015, 4:37 pm

Lanzarote?
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Postby PatsyMFagan » June 11th, 2015, 4:46 pm

Portugal ?

I was originally going to say Norfolk on account of the Swallowtail butterfly, but then realised that you wouldn't see a Praying Mantis in Norfolk .. :oops:
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Postby mum-at-the-oven » June 11th, 2015, 4:47 pm

Possibly Costa Rica?
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Postby Seatallan » June 11th, 2015, 4:51 pm

I think I'll second Sue and plump for South Africa. Sounds wonderful wherever it is! :D
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Postby LinzerTorte » June 11th, 2015, 8:10 pm

St Ives? ;)
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Postby sueturnersmith » June 11th, 2015, 8:28 pm

Italy?
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Postby Catherine » June 11th, 2015, 10:16 pm

Bognor
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Postby cyprusmoira » June 12th, 2015, 4:52 am

Quite honestly it sounds like Cyprus, except that our Mantids are full size, and no rain. Any goats around?

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Postby suffolk » June 12th, 2015, 5:17 am

Corfu?
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Postby Ratatouille » June 12th, 2015, 7:58 am

I'll go with either South Africa or possibly Mexico.
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Postby ShotleyGirl » June 12th, 2015, 8:02 am

Cornwall
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Postby 4dogsagain » June 12th, 2015, 1:23 pm

You could be in the Cape in SA. They have winter rainfall.
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Postby Grasshopper » June 12th, 2015, 7:58 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Wapping? :o



:lol:

Nah - he's in Luton ;)

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Postby aero280 » June 12th, 2015, 8:36 pm

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Postby amazing » June 12th, 2015, 9:14 pm

Grasshopper wrote:
Pepper Pig wrote:Wapping? :o



:lol:

Nah - he's in Luton ;)

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Postby earthmaiden » June 12th, 2015, 9:15 pm

The Scilly Isles
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Postby Seatallan » June 13th, 2015, 9:04 am

I was wondering that too, EM- or the Chanel Islands perhaps?

It's going to turn out to be somewhere completely unexpected isn't it? Come on Scully you little tease- when are you going to put us out of our misery? :D
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Postby aero280 » June 13th, 2015, 9:29 am

Seems like it's somewhere with a dodgy Internet connection...
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Postby scullion » June 13th, 2015, 9:33 am

Hahaha, yes I have seen goats and one person is close. There are also giants here. I will be back near my laptop tomorrow and will post photos for you to have one last guess. I'm also covered in bruises (although that's not wholy down to the location)!
It hasn't rained for two or three days - and I'm just going for food.

Ps. You're right, the Internet isn't the best. I've used my kindle with 3G.
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Postby Seatallan » June 13th, 2015, 9:34 am

scullion wrote:There are also giants here.


Easter Island? :shock:
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Postby Ratatouille » June 13th, 2015, 11:49 am

I suspect an Island (not the Channel ones though because I know what the weather is every day) Can we narrow it down to the Azores, Madeira or even possibly Corsica ?
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Postby Bubbles » June 13th, 2015, 2:22 pm

Giants Causeway? Well no, not if it hasn't rained for 3 days. :D

Photographed these near Portofino, Italy last week but no praying mantis etc.

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Postby cyprusmoira » June 13th, 2015, 2:29 pm

How about Brittany ?
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Postby Bubbles » June 13th, 2015, 7:14 pm

OK, I have had another think about this - I live quizzes! You said one person was close so I am going to guess, Tenerife: Los Gigantes. Not been there but I have been to Canaries - La Gomera and I think maybe Gran Canaria. Sounds great anyway!
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Postby Grasshopper » June 14th, 2015, 6:40 pm

amazing wrote:
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Pepper Pig wrote:Wapping? :o



:lol:

Nah - he's in Luton ;)

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Wrist duly slapped! :oops:

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Postby scullion » June 16th, 2015, 3:20 pm

well, i'm back where i normally am.

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this, in the distance, was the nearest guess (sorry, it was taken in the evening) and there were goats on the bit of island to the bottom left.

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if it's blurred, blame the sea.

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if it's blurred it's cos it moved!

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and these are the giants (good try bubbles!)

i guess you can tell now, huh?
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Postby cyprusmoira » June 16th, 2015, 3:31 pm

The giants are large dried broad beans ( I recognise the brand) so you are probably on a Greek island.
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Postby ShotleyGirl » June 16th, 2015, 3:37 pm

So which Greek island?
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Postby Bubbles » June 16th, 2015, 3:48 pm

Thanks! I've just had some hummus and it's very hot outside - could almost be Greece!
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Postby scullion » June 17th, 2015, 10:39 am

ok, time's up.
not on an island but on the greek mainland (at a place called sivota).
the island in the background was corfu so, i think that as her's was the nearest guess, suffolk gets the virtual prize of her choice.
we had a brilliant holiday and i came back with a level two award in white water kayaking (don't say it!), a load of bruises and two packets of beans.
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Postby ShotleyGirl » June 17th, 2015, 10:56 am

nbm and I are in Corfu for our holiday this year - in fact on Chatterbox you can see where we're going, I've uploaded a picture onto my desktop showing the view from our hotel :bounce: :bounce:
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Postby suffolk » June 17th, 2015, 12:23 pm

How exciting :bounce: Some virtual Greek EVOO would be lovely please ;) :chops:

Just think - you were just across the water from Bro - he's in Corfu at the moment - last month Moira managed to avoid him in Cyprus - it's a hard life being a big potato farmer :rolleyes:

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Postby Grasshopper » June 19th, 2015, 7:44 pm

So - not Luton, then? :rolleyes:

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Postby scullion » January 22nd, 2018, 10:36 am

OK, another guessing game and another virtual prize.
Blue sky and around 20°c.
Yesterday I saw nesting storks and the fly-by of a kingfisher.
Today, if I'm in time, I shall toddle along to the covered market for some fruit then see if I can find the chapel of bones.
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Postby PurpleLuv » January 22nd, 2018, 10:59 am

Not in Lisboa are you Scullion?
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Postby suffolk » January 22nd, 2018, 11:01 am

Portugal ?
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Postby PurpleLuv » January 22nd, 2018, 11:04 am

Or not far away in Évora? I used to live in Cascais & did a day trip to Capela dos Ossos, awful place, creepy. :oops:

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Postby scullion » January 22nd, 2018, 11:04 am

Ooh, you're good!
Narrow it down?
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Postby PurpleLuv » January 22nd, 2018, 11:06 am

Hop on the train to Cascais & Sintra, worth a day out.
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Postby scullion » January 22nd, 2018, 11:08 am

PurpleLuv wrote:Not in Lisboa are you Scullion?

No, but your guess is a good one.
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Postby Meganthemog » January 22nd, 2018, 11:16 am

Olhao ?
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Postby Ratatouille » January 22nd, 2018, 1:26 pm

Faro?
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Postby TeresaFoodie » January 22nd, 2018, 2:34 pm

I'm thinking Norfolk but I know I am wrong.....

Can we have another clue??
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Postby scullion » January 22nd, 2018, 2:44 pm

You win ratatouille!
Not a place to really holiday in but my partner's here for a conference so I'm making the most of a different culture
I have been to the market and the bone chapel (€2 for something that takes less than 5 min's to see isn't a bad little earner for the church!).
Tomorrow I will head down to the castle and archaeological museum.
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Postby Meganthemog » January 22nd, 2018, 2:55 pm

I can highly recommend going just a bit further along the coast towards Spain to the little town of Olhao if you have time - they have an amazing fish market and a fruit and veg market - all in a purpose built building. The ferry runs from here to the islands of Farol and Deserta Islands. We have friends that live here and have two self-catering houses.
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