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Things to do in 2008

Oriental Spruce
Oriental Spruce, Sheffield Park.

Events in London:
Tuesday 15th January 2008 - Metamorphosis.
Friday 18th January 2008 - Astronomy For Insects.
Wednesday 30th January 2008 - Fuck Buttons.
Saturday 1st March 2008 - My birthday party.
Thursday 22nd May 2008 -Einstürzende Neubauten.

Things to see in London:
Traffic light tree, Docklands.
Lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

Roadside attractions to see on a potential road-trip:
Angel of the North.
Willow Man of Somerset.
Cows of Milton Keynes.
The Loch Ness Monster.

Bunkers to see:
Nantwich Nuclear Bunker.
Pembrokeshire bunker.

Faraway places to go:
Scottish Highlands.

Events that are probably too dangerous to go to:
Monday 26th May 2008 - Cheese rolling in Gloucestershire.
Saturday 28th June 2008 - World Worm Charming Championships.

Places near to Kent (to probably visit with my mum):
Eeyore's Sad and Gloomy Place, Ashdown Forest.
Sheffield Park.
Box Hill.
Druid's Grove.

Exhibitions in London:
Stephen Nelson: it's a soft hard world.
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring.
Anthony McCall, Serpentine.

Where else should I go?

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As discussed, you should go to the Baltic in Newcastle.

I'm sure there are othwer things, but my brain lacks the ability to pick out what they are right now.

Are you in Cam on New Year's Day?

I can go to the Baltic around the same time I visit the Angel of the North!

I'll probably end up too busy with coursework and exams, etc, to actually be able to go anywhere much really, but I'm trying to be optimistic.

Cam, New Year's Day, maybe.

Under roadside attractions, you could get the Long Man of Wilmington. He can be seen from the A23 as you head towards Lewes. Also, if you're going to Scotland, Sueno's Stone in Forres, somewhere between Aberdeen and Inverness. It's a huge standing stone depicting Kenneth McAlpine kicking some Pictish ass and is quite cool.

Ah yes, I think I've seen the Long Man of Wilmington before, but maybe I should see it again. :)

Sueno's Stone sounds like it might be worth seeing.

I have lived in London for like years and have absolutely no clue about whats going on, and you know about all the exciting arty things! I must make effort and actually attend some. Must not stay in bed and mope around pub intsead.

Will you join us at the Pembury tomorrow night?

Damn, Fleet has nothing anything like as interesting as that. There's the Fleet Pond (actually a lake) and a canal (the Basingstoke one), and, er, that's about it.

I'll check my Reader's Digest book. Hmm. Apparently there is a nearby Gurkha museum? Odiham maybe sounds more interesting - "Stocks in square still claim to 'encourage virtue and discourage evildoers'. Church Bible of 1578 quaintly recounts that Adam and Eve wore breeches."

Or you could just visit London!

Don't bother about the Concrete Cows-they aren't worth heading into MK for. Save yourself!

Are there actually any left?

I have been to Milton Keynes before, but only to go to the Ozzfest and the Big Day Out, so I missed seeing the cows.

happy new year it is already the new year happy 2008

my vote milton keynes as it is a style council song

and loch ness I'll so come with- okay

Happy New Year Leanne!

Loch Ness, definitely!

Outer Hebrides?

Actually, you should get somewhere foreign again. I'll be ceratinly planning short city breaks sometime early in the year. Preferably somewhere a lot cheaper to get to than my current adventure, so Europe, mainly. I'd love to see Berlin again, and I've heard good things about Dresden and Nordlingen. Eastern Europe still has so much left to explore too. Varous pars to Poland (Gdansk, The Tatras, random small towns). Romania, Slovenia, and other such places. I'd be a litel scared to go for places like that on my own, so you'd be more than welcome to join me. :)

My former team leader moved to the Outer Hebrides!

Poland or Romania could be fun. I've been to Slovenia before.. it was nice. Berlin is always good, but I failed to visit 3 new countries last year (although managed 4 the year before, so might be on track to visit them all), so need to try harder to visit 3 new ones this year.

I was going to post before but NTL cut me off at the crucial moment. Luckily noone else has mentioned what I was going to say, so I still feel relevant. So, Einsturzende Neubauten eh? - that's a name I've not heard in many a year. I didn't realise they played live, how does that work? Surely they're too minimalist/lazy to fill a whole 2 hour set? Or have they changed/speeded up since last I heard?

I've not seen them before, so am unsure. I guess I'll find out. :)

I saw Metamorphosis with mouseboks quite some time back, and it was strange but good.

(You didn't actually have to read my LJ, you know! As I said, I've not been writing anything much interesting lately, so it's not really worth reading.)

I wanted to see Metamorphosis when it was on last time, but for some reason didn't, but this time I have a ticket. :)

I do recommend Slovenia. I was in Bled at the beginning of September last year and it is a beautiful place. There is a lot to do there especially if you are into outdoor persuits.
Also Einsturzende Neubauten sounds interesting. Certainly I will be thinking about it.

I went to Bled a few years ago, and although I liked it, would rather go somewhere new really.

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