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    Weather, Marrakech

    I should never be left for hours in a room with an Internet connection, I may do something unexpected.

    An email arrived from Leeds this afternoon offering deeply discounted flights. That bit was my fault for joining their mailing list some years ago.

    One doesn't often see Marrakesh return flights including taxes for £99. I idly wandered over to airbnb just to look at accommodation - that was the major mistake, that's why I ought to be supervised online. I found a self-contained studio flat in the kasbah for two weeks for the price of my last Sainsbury delivery.

    It's one of those places I've always wanted to see, Marrakesh. There, or Fez, or Algiers, or Casablanca. And the booking deadline for the flight is tonight. And it's a direct flight, and it's none of your squeeze-them-tight discount fliers either, it's British Airways with free snacks brought to one's seat. Easyjet doesn't do that.

    Will I talk myself out of this in time, that's the question.
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    Re: Weather, Marrakesh

    Best advice ?

    Cut back on the Sainsbury order.
    Otherwise go for it, but.............hope you have a postal vote arranged.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    hope you have a postal vote arranged.
    I do, I'm so often out of town at short notice that I arranged a postal vote when I moved here. If I'm booking this fortnight it will be for the late autumn, not straight away - the weather is more bearable, I'm not the sort who can tolerate even the low eighties, as it used to be known. Around November out there it's an equable mid-seventies, or 22°C as the BBC puts it. Were I to go now, the Goretex in my anorak would melt.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Get them speedos and lotion packed ! Do you own a handkerchief you can tie knots in ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    Get them speedos and lotion packed ! Do you own a handkerchief you can tie knots in ?
    You shouldn't have to ask.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    We could do an FG group holiday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    Get them speedos and lotion packed ! Do you own a handkerchief you can tie knots in ?
    I have a suspicion that my use of speedos in Marrakesh would probably end in my deportation. They don't do that sort of thing there in public. I'm reluctant to even get them out in Cornwall.

    The booking and flights, on the other hand, are signed and sealed.
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    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    I should get a book, the Internet is no place for the likes of me.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: Weather, Marrakesh

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I have a suspicion that my use of speedos in Marrakesh would probably end in my deportation. They don't do that sort of thing there in public. I'm reluctant to even get them out in Cornwall.

    The booking and flights, on the other hand, are signed and sealed.
    If you're very self-conscious, you could try a burka, I suppose. Mind you, they'll probably try to nail you on transgender laws! Unfortunately, you won't get much of a suntan, though you might come back sporting a good set of lash-marks....
    " To finish first, first you have to finish!" Rick Mears. 4x Winner Indy 500. 3x Indycar National Champion.

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    Re: Weather, Marrakesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smaug View Post
    you won't get much of a suntan, though you might come back sporting a good set of lash-marks....
    There's a hotel like that round the back of Earls Court Tube.
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    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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