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  1. I have no idea why but I put date then name and almost always have to ask Mr H what the date is. It would really save time if I was writing the name while asking what the date is but then I'd probably forget what he said and have to ask again! Being a teacher who writes the date out in long and short forms 5 out of 7 days every week you'd think I would be able to remember what is was, but no. Some days I have to ask on every cache because I've forgotten by the time we get to the next one! (Yesterday, however, I did manage to remember after only having to ask once.)
  2. What a gorgeous little girl, congratulations!
  3. The other option may be to create a Pocket Query selecting the general area and the attributes 'scuba gear' and/or 'may require swimming.'
  4. Ding! I can see why he didn't want to go with Michael A Fox!
  5. Ok, so on the topic of names... What is Michael J. Fox's middle name?
  6. I have been reliably informed that it was a prison but I am guessing you want a more specific answer than that!
  7. Flonopoly was a series that really appealed to me. Unfortunately I discovered that many were no longer there so I'd love to see it continued, I hope you succeed.
  8. Oops, posts hadn't all loaded so I was trying to answer an earlier question!
  9. True but even if I thought I had fixed it and done a great job I'd still let the CO know so they could check it out if they wanted.
  10. Hmm, I can do the Southernmost and Easternmost but not so sure about the other two so I'll take a guess N - John O'Groats S - Lizard Point W - Land's End E - Lowestoft
  11. My guess is that it shows how many people are interested enough to have a go at the challenge as there is no specific way to show 'didn't complete.' (You would have to just write a note which wouldn't show up in any stats.) For most challenges I have seen, they are easy and you would just go and do them but I have seen a couple where it would be possible to get there and not be able to do it, accepting the challenge shows an interest and willingness to do it despite perhaps not actually being able to complete it. Hope this makes sense! As I say, this is just my theory on it - could be that The Powers That Be had a completely diffent reason for having 'accepted' and 'completed.'
  12. The first GPS unit I owned told me "Arriving at destination" with about 40-50ft still to go, but it still told me how far I was from the coordinates so I just keep following the compass to get me closer. My current GPS beeps at about 40-50 feet which is, I assume, telling me the same thing. Like a previous poster, I have no experience with your unit (both of mine were Garmin) so it might not be the same but I would imagine there is still a way to follow the arrow to the specific location.
  13. Ding! Yeah, sure is. I do like that as a first line of a book. Being a teacher, I also like the first line from Matilda: "It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful."
  14. Indeed! Keeping with the book theme, which book's opening line is "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it" and who wrote the book?
  15. Not sure if this is what you're after but I think that was what the sand fairy in the book '5 Children as It' called himself. I used to love the kids tv programme they brought out based on the book and was extremely disappointed by the more recent film!
  16. I have found this thread quite entertaining reading and my opinions have switched several times so I won't bore you with them here. However, the thing that struck me most while reading it was the very point that has been made by Sven in his last post. It seems bizarre that the video that caused all the trouble in the first place did no more to spoil the cache than was already on the cache page itself! As for the spoilers, I had watched many of them before they ever came up in the forums and can honestly say that if I am ever caching in that area there is no way I would remember any of the caches from these videos. All it has done is given me more of an insight into some of the trickier finds which may help my strategy when looking for a difficult cache. IMHO that's a good thing. (I live in the UK and have friends in the area in question so it is entirely possible that I could come across one of these caches one day but I don't think these videos will help!)
  17. Lol @ Wigan Ding for Southend. The pier cache was our 5th find back in April on a very blustery day! How time flies when you're having fun.
  18. Phew, I haven't been feeding the kids false information! It's always a worry to me when a little fact slips out that I heard somewhere in case it turns out to be wrong and I haven't actually checked it! Where is the longest 'pleasure' pier in the world?
  19. Wouldn't bother me at all but at the moment we have no children or dogs and are quite capable of looking after ourselves on the roads!
  20. If I taught my year 5 class correctly last year then it was a sword.
  21. Could this be because it is not location based? I can't find it now so I may be wrong but I vaguely remember reading somewhere that only Groundspeak's Worldwide challenges can be locationless and that others need to have a specific place that you go to and do it. Maybe just 'London' is too vague. Shame - I liked your challenge!
  22. Isn't that what I was saying? It is certainly the point I was trying to make. I don't like it, IMHO it is not very hygienic, other people will disagree so I'll just leave it alone and be grateful for the prior knowledge. EDIT: P.S. I'm sure some dog poo bins are not too bad if people dispose of their dog waste properly. I have had the unfortunate experience of a dog poo bin where this was not the case!
  23. For some people it is about numbers, for others it is about quality, for some it may be a bit of both. Personally I think dog poo bin hides are revolting and if I saw it mentioned on a cache page then I would ignore it and not waste any more time on that cache. However others may disagree and that's their prerogative. In my opinion there should be a rule against it as it is pretty unhygienic but again, I'm sure there will be people ready with a counter argument. At the end of the day I would be grateful that they have put it on the cache page so that I don't have to waste my time on them.
  24. Hmm, all sounds a bit fishy to me. Is it certain the note was from the police and not just a rather elaborate prank?
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