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Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
Hola! Buenas tardes.

Christmas is almost just around the corner and I am thinking about what to ask my brother and sister to get me for Xmas.

Can people cone up with any good ideas?

I don't need any climbing protection or training gear at present.

Any ideas will be taken into consideration.

S
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jimtitt - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

I´ ve bought my wife 8 tons of firewood and a swimming pool, any help?
Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to jimtitt:

Lol....

Maybe I posted it in the wrong section?!

S
tspoon1981 on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

For the man who obviously has everything, what about a pair of pigs?

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped/new-charity-gifts-2017
Deadeye - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:
Hi Savvas

I'm going to take the ultimate plunge... and completely run your life for you. No half measures. No asking what colour socks to wear on Tuesday. I will decide it all. You simply have to follow instructions.

The first instruction is you must walk at least 2 miles every day from tomorrow onwards. At a brisk, but sustainable rate.

Oh, and no internet for a week.

See you next Sunday!

Love

Deadeye
Post edited at 18:12
FactorXXX - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to jimtitt:

I´ ve bought my wife 8 tons of firewood and a swimming pool, any help?

Are you planning some sort of budget Viking funeral?
john arran - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to jimtitt:

> I´ ve bought my wife 8 tons of firewood and a swimming pool, any help?

I hope you haven't wrapped them together?
Lusk - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

> For the man who obviously has everything, what about a pair of pigs?

Pass the Pigs, brilliant game ...
https://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic90205_md.jpg

Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Deadeye:

This is weird.

How are going to monitor it?....
Who are you going to measure Internet usage and how much walking I've done?

S
Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:
I was thinking of a charity donation or something along that line.

S
Post edited at 19:50
Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Lusk:

Lmho
profitofdoom on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to FactorXXX:

> I´ ve bought my wife 8 tons of firewood and a swimming pool, any help?

> Are you planning some sort of budget Viking funeral?

No he is planning a massive barbeque
graeme jackson - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

I've got an early double bass
profitofdoom on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to jimtitt:

> I´ ve bought my wife 8 tons of firewood and a swimming pool, any help?

Well I have bought my wife 9 TONS of firewood a paddle pool AND A NEW IRON
summo on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to profitofdoom:

> Well I have bought my wife 9 TONS of firewood a paddle pool AND A NEW IRON

Presumably the old type you heat on a fire. 9 tons will get her loads of ironing done.
hang_about - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to profitofdoom:

I just made the missus salmon, wild mushroom and rice pie. Decorated with pastry llamas. Chocolate pots for dessert. No llamas.
Contemplating what to get her for birthday and Xmas.
Ideas welcomed
tspoon1981 on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to hang_about:

I made my missus cheesy beans on toast with a poached egg and toffee eclairs for pud. I think I win.

hang_about - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

No llamas. I don't think so.......
tspoon1981 on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to hang_about:
I don't like hair in my food.

Actually, that reminds me, I found my first grey pube today. Normally these things don't bother me, but it was in my Big Mac......

Alpaca my bags.
Post edited at 21:28
hang_about - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

Odd
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webbo - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

> Hola! Buenas tardes.

> Christmas is almost just around the corner and I am thinking about what to ask my brother and sister to get me for Xmas.

> Can people cone up with any good ideas?

> I don't need any climbing protection or training gear at present.

> Any ideas will be taken into consideration.
What about a new suit for those job interviews

> S

JLS on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

You simply must implore them to get you a pet unicorn. I've got one and it's amazing and adorable. Know how horses leave sh!t everywhere?...Well, wait to you hear this...unicorns poo little cute rainbows! It's so much fun, as when you kick the rainbows - little stars twinkle for a bit then fade to nothing*

*your shoe does smell a bit "earthy" afterwards and it might be an idea to use old shoes or trainers you can put it the washing machine.

Happy Christmas!

Ps. Remember unicorns are not just for Christmas, they need lots of care and attention all year round, forever.
FactorXXX - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to JLS:

You simply must implore them to get you a pet unicorn. I've got one and it's amazing and adorable. Know how horses leave sh!t everywhere?...Well, wait to you hear this...unicorns poo little cute rainbows! It's so much fun, as when you kick the rainbows - little stars twinkle for a bit then fade to nothing*

It's true:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbYWhdLO43Q
profitofdoom on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to summo:

> Presumably the old type you heat on a fire. 9 tons will get her loads of ironing done.

Of course none of those dangerous electric ones. PS 9 tons of firewood will iron 17,400 shirts and a pair of jeans
JLS on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to FactorXXX:

I'm sold. The squaty potty is on my Christmas list.

Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to JLS:
Muchas Gracias JLS.
Feliz Navidad!
Post edited at 22:16
Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to graeme jackson:

As in the string instrument?!

S
Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:

Yo tengo ropas por los interviews.

S
Big Ger - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

I'm getting the wife a new set of baking trays and tins, (at her request.)

Any use?
Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Big Ger:
I can cook some stuff and also ready made food like pizza and cook on the bag chicken.

The only dessert I can cook is Greek New Year's cake as I have been helping my mum make it.

S

Post edited at 22:46
webbo - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

You just can't help yourself can you.
Mountain Spirit - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:
Que dices?
What are you talking about?
Post edited at 22:54
FactorXXX - on 04 Nov 2017
In reply to JLS:

I'm sold. The squaty potty is on my Christmas list.

Add this as a stocking filler:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqL4DRZ2EkA
bouldery bits - on 05 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

My excellent wife has bought me some Rab spire trousers which were a great price from the lovely people at George Fisher. They are wrapped up.

I'm trying to work out what to get her.
Mountain Spirit - on 05 Nov 2017
In reply to bouldery bits:
I'm buying my brother a new cycling helmet, I haven't asked my sister what she wants for Xmas .
Post edited at 11:05
MischaHY - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Plot twist. Mountain Spirit has evolved into Espíritu de la montaña...
Philip on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

What about a book?
Mountain Spirit - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to MischaHY:

Lol.

Hay mucha escalada en Espana.

Adios por ahora.

S
Blue Straggler - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Currently (until I spoil it by posting this) the thread juxtaposition shows us:
Xmas Present Ideas
Brady's Ashes.

So there's a nice idea.
Blue Straggler - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

> Lol.

> Hay mucha escalada en Espana.

> Adios por ahora.

> S

Fairlop has more climbing than you'll ever do!
Mountain Spirit - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Philip:
Una buena idea!...

Un libro de guida (a guide book)?

Adios

S
Post edited at 17:10
Mountain Spirit - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Lmao.
Yo voy a ir a Fairlop esta semana.

Adios

S
Philip on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

> Una buena idea!...

> Un libro de guida (a guide book)?

Yes, something with pictures and not too many words to vex you.

Mountain Spirit - on 06 Nov 2017
In reply to Philip:

Northern Limestone or Peak Limestone both by RockFax.
JamButty - on 07 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

New skill to learn - Unicycle?

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Blue Straggler - on 07 Nov 2017
In reply to JamButty:

> New skill to learn - Unicycle?

This is a man who badly injured his wrist having a bath one time! Are you SURE about this unicycle?!
Mountain Spirit - on 07 Nov 2017
In reply to JamButty:

Gracias pero yo no pienso que es una buena idea.

S
Lusk - on 07 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

> Gracias pero yo no pienso que es una buena idea.

> S

Have you moved to Spain without telling us all?
This is UKC, the clue's in the name.
Mountain Spirit - on 07 Nov 2017
In reply to Lusk:
Lol
No I haven't but I know a lot of climbers who have moved there.

S
Post edited at 17:54
Mountain Spirit - on 07 Nov 2017
In reply to Blue Straggler:

I agree with you. I'm not keen on the unicycle idea. As far as I can remember it was a sprain.

S
Big Ger - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:
> Gracias pero yo no pienso que es una buena idea.

> S

Savv, if you constantly reply in Spanish, it is going to piss a lot of people off.

I can understand that you are excited about your new learning, but please keep it for the right occasion.
Post edited at 00:53
Mountain Spirit - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Okay. Cool as baenz.
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Will Hunt - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Also, you don't need to accompany every verb with "yo", "tu", "se", etc. That information is already given in the conjugated verb. You only add "yo" etc if you want to put emphasis on the subject i.e. HE is going for a walk. YOU are eating ice cream.

As someone said above, it's great to see you enjoying learning a new language, but maybe keep UKC posts to English.
Mountain Spirit - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Will Hunt:

I agree.
Toerag - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

> I haven't asked my sister what she wants for Xmas .

Do you like your sister? or do you hate her?
Mountain Spirit - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Toerag:

I like my sister.
Bulls Crack - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

How about an outdoor climbing course - Plas y Brenin or similar?
Mountain Spirit - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Bulls Crack:

I've thought of it.
L tradisrad - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

I've asked for a Patagonia Nano Puff Bivy Pullover - if you epic as much as I do, might be a good shout!
Mountain Spirit - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to tradisrad:

What is epic?....
I know there is a Epic TV.

S


L tradisrad - on 08 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Oh, as in having an epic - when things go a bit / normally very wrong!
Mountain Spirit - on 09 Nov 2017
In reply to tradisrad:

Thanks.
Mountain Spirit - on 10 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Just to let people know....
I went to Fairlop Waters Boulder Park today. I had a look around and played on a few of the boulders.

S
ChrisBrooke - on 10 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Nice one. Was it fun? How did you get on?
Mountain Spirit - on 10 Nov 2017
In reply to ChrisBrooke:
It was fun and interesting. I didn't do any problems but I did climb on the concrete boulders.

I think a boulder mat/crash pad is needed.

One thing to take away: next time I'll change my shows in the gents changing room and not next to the boulder.

S
Post edited at 18:07
Big Ger - on 10 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:


> One thing to take away: next time I'll change my shows in the gents changing room and not next to the boulder.

Could get interesting.

Mountain Spirit - on 10 Nov 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Lmho.

Typo. It was meant to red change my shoes....

I ended up having to remove small stones from my socks and shoes.

S
Mountain Spirit - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to Big Ger:
Correction: Read not red.

It was autocorrect.
Post edited at 00:03
webbo - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

> Lmho.

> Typo. It was meant to red change my shoes....

> I ended up having to remove small stones from my socks and shoes.

> S

How are you going to cope in the real outdoors, with all that rough ground. Such as rocks, heather, bracken, mud and puddles.
Mountain Spirit - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:
I found it quite funny.....

I didn't mind at all - part of the experience.

I have walking boots and I have been in mud and on rough ground before.

Don't worry.

S
Post edited at 09:42
Spartacus on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

I’m hoping for some new winter gloves (see yesterday’s thread). Have you thought of making your own Christmas gifts. You need to be careful and do some elf and safety.
Mountain Spirit - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to Spartacus:
No I've never thought of making my own. A great idea though.

Lol....

A bit of Christmas humour.

S
Post edited at 21:58
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Mountain Spirit - on 13 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:

I've come across heather and bracken on conservation holidays in The Peak and in The West Country.

S

eltankos - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

"I think a boulder mat/crash pad is needed. "

Why don't you ask for one of them for Christmas?
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to eltankos:


They are on sale at many places!
I like DMM Highball.

S
Skipinder - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Two tons of strawberries
webbo - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

> They are on sale at many places!

> I like DMM Highball.

> S

Why
Do I need to point out the obvious.
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Skipinder:

Lol
I don't think you can buy 2 tons unless you can pick them at a farm or picking venue.....

Living in South London, there are non nearby.

S
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:
For a lot of reasons.....
It got a great review here.

S
Post edited at 19:38
webbo - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Ok let's be blunt
There is about as much chance of me becoming the next pope as you using a highball bouldering pad on a highball problem.
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Skipinder - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

On a serious note, why not ask for a contribution in the way of vouchers, towards some kind of climbing course/training?
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:
If I get one I will use it!
Is that pope as in the head of The Catholic Church or pope as in Jim Pope?
Post edited at 19:57
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Skipinder:

What about a First Aid Course?
The Lemming - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

I have asked Miss Lemming to get me a 3x ND filter for my camera.

You could get a filter for a camera?

webbo - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:
To sleep on
Is not about time you stopped deluding yourself. You get lots offers to go climbing and every time you bottle it. So why if you get a bouldering mat will you use it.
You are a gear retailers dream buying stuff that you will never use.
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Skipinder - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

It's you that's asking for ideas, not me LOL

Christmas is a load of tripe. I happily settle for spending time with friends and family - more important than material possessions
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to The Lemming:

I only have an Ixus point and shoot camera.
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:
Why are you fixated on the past?
Post edited at 20:02
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Skipinder:

Very true.
webbo - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:
Rather than staying up till the early hours posting on here. Get an early night then an early train to York and I will meet you and take you bouldering anywhere in West or North Yorkshire and get you back so you are back in London before midnight. I've got plenty of pads.
Are you up for it as it's going to be a good day weather wise.
Post edited at 20:05
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:
It's only eightish now....
The boulder pad talk started from a quote about Fairlop Waters.

I'd rather go the previous night.

S
Post edited at 20:24
webbo - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to Mountain Spirit:
Sorry I don't get the bit about you rather go the previous night.
I am offering to meet you in York tomorrow,( it's on the East coast main line train service) and I will take you bouldering and get you back to York for a train back to London.
Mountain Spirit - on 16 Nov 2017
In reply to webbo:
I like to go the day before and stay the night somewhere.

I'm keen to boulder but I can't make it tomorrow.....

I've just come home from visiting family after a session at Mile Wall.....

I'll let you know via PM when I can.

I don't think I'll ask for a bouldering mat for Xmas this year.

S
Post edited at 21:48
Hugh Mongous - on 17 Nov 2017
In reply to Skipinder:

> Christmas is a load of tripe.

Prefer goose or turkey myself.


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