Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

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Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Post by Longpig » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:32 pm

Yes, my blood pressure is through the roof, but I did get some!

I am *learning* Welsh if that helps. ;)
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Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Post by Diane » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:46 pm

Oh I am "learning" too, but mostly dwi ddim yn gwybod. Failing a real Welsh person turning up, we will have to do the best we can between us, then.
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Post by liverpoolken » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:53 pm

Diane

Do you know the Welsh for ' Oh look I've found a dead Chief Constable' ?

Sorry.

Ta Ken
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Post by liverpoolken » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:01 pm

Diane

I will apologise in advance for this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TexIK7ml ... re=related

but at least it does prove that the Welsh do have a sense of humour.

Ta Ken
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Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Post by theslave » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:09 pm

Hey sounds terrific, do you have a list of B&B so I can cost it all, but I am definitely interested.
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Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Post by Tim » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:48 pm

Sandra,

we (Diane and myself) will be visiting the area at some point in the next month or so, and hope then to have a good idea of B&B price and suitability. We'll update this thread when we can.

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Post by theslave » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:21 am

Thanks Tim, sounds fab. Never been in Wales before.
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Post by Henning » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:39 pm

Hi friends - may I suggest a slogan for this campain ?

"YES - WE WALK"
IT'S DARKER NOW
1979: Frankfurt | 1980: Frankfurt | 1985: Wiesbaden - Munich | 1988: Munich - Nuremberg | 1993: Frankfurt
2008: Dublin - Manchester - Amsterdam - Loerrach - Berlin - Frankfurt - Oberhausen - London
2009: Cologne - Barcelona | 2010: Wiesbaden - Dortmund
2012: Ghent - Moenchengladbach - Verona - Lisbon | 2013: Oberhausen - Mannheim - Pula
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Post by damellon » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:45 pm

Henning -
'Campaign'?
Did I miss something?
Is this an army on the march!
Can't fight, can't climb, can't march - I'll have to be a camp follower!
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

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Post by liverpoolken » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:15 pm

A Welsh Ukulele orchestra and a German comedian all on the same bill.
Where else but in the wonderful European Capital Of Culture.
This Friday and tickets a fraction of you-know-who’s.

From the Liverpool Echo

Cabaret but not as we know it

IT IS a cabaret on board a ship but not a cabaret or a ship as you may know it. This ship is not cruising the Med and the cabaret does not feature a singer performing cabaret-style numbers.
This is the theatre ship Fitzcarraldo (a former Norwegian ferry) run by Walk the Plank and berthed at Liverpool’s Canning Dock, part of the Albert Dock complex.
The cabaret event on Friday – called The Potting Shed – is also decidedly different.
Its leading act will be Tutti Pazzi from Barcelona, a cabaret group which creates interactive, improvised performances.
The Potting Shed, supported by the Liverpool Culture Company, is running the monthly cabaret throughout the year.
It promises international acts and they will have them on Friday.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Wales will be performing, a comedian known as Ralf the German makes his debut and Kicking Free Dance Company perform following a tour of Egypt.

Ta Ken
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Post by Diane » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:19 pm

Welcome Sandra! Where do you live?

Henning, I suggest a slogan: "Don't buy a pair of new walking boots the week before the hike. Buy them now. Wear them often."

Btw everyone, Damellon is a reflexologist, amongst her many talents, and I highly recommend her foot manipulations!

Ken, you are clearly where it's all at! I feel so square. Haven't watched the youtube vid. yet. Here's an old favourite:
Blackadder : Have you ever been to Wales Baldrick?
Baldrick : No, but I've often thought I'd like to.
Blackadder : Well don't, it's a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough sinewy men roam the valleys terrorising people with their close-harmony singing. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the placenames. Never ask for directions in Wales Baldrick, you'll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight.
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Post by theslave » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:06 pm

I live in Scotland, Motherwell, between Glasgow and Edinburgh. I have been a fan of Leonard since 1976 gulp, when I was a mere babe in arms. I have only seen him live once before that was in 1979 in Glasgow.
His music dates my life; I can hear a song and place myself back in time and that is amazing, he was such a big part of my teenage years. Through his music I met my ex-husband, twenty three years we were together, I'm not one for giving up easily. Then I met my new partner through him too and we are now nearing four years together.
I write poetry, short stories and have had some success with stuff published in Canada, America and the UK. At the moment I am supposed to be writing a crime novel but I can be found a lot of the time staring out of the window thinking of twenty words to describe a blade of grass.
I have three children - 22, 20, 17 and they are great, cause I can naff off now when I feel like it.
I love a challenge and did two music festivals last year camping, loved it. I also do Reiki and Spiritual healing though organized religion is not my bag.
My other hero is Bob Dylan whom I saw in concert last year, sensational, my sons are big fans too and it was amazing to think of how music can bridge that age gap.
You will have also noticed I talk too much, I am a typical Gemini; going on at full tilt or comatossed, no middle ground.
Well now you know a little about me, sorry you asked?
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Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Post by linmag » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:12 pm

Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, hmmm? Well, Leonard Cohen is good (obviously), and weekend is good also. It's the walking bit I might have problems with. I never really recovered from that trip up to the monastery on Hydra :). Still, two outta three ain't bad (so they say). Maybe I can be a camp follower with Damellon - as long as I don't have to follow too far!

John, on the other hand, is very much into walking, and weekends, and even walking weekends. It's LC he has the problem with, though he's getting better (which is more than can be said for my walking), and I'm hoping that trips to Manchester and O2, and possibly Lyon, in the interim will have him completely converted.

Welcome aboard the board, Sandra. Hope to meet you somewhere, soon :)
Linda

1972: Leeds, 2008: Manchester, Lyon, London O2, 2009: Wet Weybridge, 2012: Hop Farm/Wembley Arena
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Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Post by margaret » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:57 pm

Looks like interest is building in our Welsh walking weekend :)

Linmag, and others like myself who are not so fit, I will be researching some alternative options while the others are climbing mountains - see below

http://www.eryri-npa.co.uk/page/index.p ... contrast=1

The leisure walks are somewhat easier than the mountain walks.

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Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Post by margaret » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:06 pm

8.00pm on ITV4 right now in the UK

Repeat of The Prisoner (filmed at Portmeirion North Wales)
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