Back on 24th September

I’m taking a blog break for the next 3 weeks. Including an actual holiday (in Slovenia) and two weeks working on the top secret Operation Exploding Carrats.

See you on the 24th.

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  1. Emily September 4th, 2010 7:05 pm

    Have a lovely trip! (To Slovenia?)

  2. CharlesHugh September 4th, 2010 7:06 pm

    I went to Slovenia with my orchestra, it’s a lovely place. Have a good time.

  3. J-Hob September 4th, 2010 8:56 pm

    Enjoy your break! Slovenia sounds interesting, I know very little about the country. I’m enjoying a nice paternity holiday right now!

  4. cardboardfrog September 4th, 2010 10:32 pm

    Have fun in slovenia!

  5. mictoboy September 4th, 2010 11:16 pm

    Have fun!

  6. Carrie Griffin September 5th, 2010 5:21 am

    Whatever will we do without you?

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. Josh Ward September 5th, 2010 10:08 am

    I’ll miss you! Got loads on the site to occupy myself I suppose, only just made it to the improver section!

  8. Phredd September 5th, 2010 11:13 am

    Be sure and take your Balalaika!

  9. SuperFog September 5th, 2010 3:20 pm

    Slovenia, eh? I’ve got a friend there! Could you say ‘Hi’ to her for me?

    Oh, and enjoy the weather! I think I heard it’s lovely there!

  10. Woodshed September 6th, 2010 2:16 pm

    Thanks for the well wishes folks. I’m answering my comments from the balcony and this is the view. Beats Derby.

    Emily: Thanks (and, yes, Slovenia).

    J-Hob: Thanks and congratulations on the wee-un. Caught the air-uke photo on Flickr.

    cbf, micto and Carrie: Cheers! I am doing.

    Josh: Yep, no complaining until you can play everything on the site!

    Phredd: I don’t think there’s much balalaika action round here. It definitely feels like more of an Alpine culture than a Russian one. Unfortunately, the only Slovenian music I’ve caught so far is the pop on Slovene MTV – which seems to be stuck in a 90s blondes-in-bathtubs world.

    SuperFog: I just shouted, “Hi SuperFog’s friend” into the valley. It’s not lovely right now. It’s been overcast since I got here. But at least the rain is holding off.

  11. Aiden September 7th, 2010 1:12 am

    Nothing wrong with Derby! I live there! :P

    Anyway enjoy your holiday! :)

  12. Dan September 9th, 2010 5:07 pm

    Come you back, you British blogger; come you back to Ukule-(le Hunt)!

  13. Emily September 11th, 2010 6:56 am

    Beautiful! What do I know about eastern Europe? Southern Europe? Anyway, it looks gorgeous!

  14. Phredd September 11th, 2010 11:47 am

    Beautiful view from the balcony, Al. Enjoy!

  15. andy September 14th, 2010 5:28 am

    I’m not sure I can cope until the 24th. Does anyone know how to drive this thing ?

  16. Woodshed September 14th, 2010 11:25 am

    Aiden: I live in Derby too and there’s plenty wrong with it!

    Dan: I’m back (in the UK if not on the blog).

    Emily: Let’s just say South Eastern Europe.

    Phredd: It’s even better when the sun is out.

    andy: Have you considered turning to drugs to get you through?

  17. andy September 15th, 2010 6:26 am

    as an old friend once said, “You should pick one drug, and stick with it. Mine’s Ale.” I tried to live by this doctrine, but disappointingly I’ve also experimented with wine. And gin. And single malt from Islay is also nice. And Highland Park, come to think of it. The difficulty for me is that I can’t concentrate enough to practice. I don’t touch the Completer-Finisher sides on a Belbin test, so I like the fact that something new comes up before I’ve got to grips with the previous tab. Is it the 24th yet ?

  18. Phredd September 17th, 2010 1:17 am

    Wow, the sunshine view is even better. Beautiful. Looks good for the soul. Peace.

  19. Game Addict September 17th, 2010 7:05 am

    Have a fun-filled, delightful trip!

  20. Chris Tiki September 17th, 2010 6:13 pm

    New to the website and I love it!
    I also love playing Bossa Nova on the uke.
    Some of these songs are hard to find.
    I’ve been trying to find the song “baiao”
    by Astrud Gilberto with no luck.
    It sounds pretty simple, but I haven’t been able
    to figure it out.
    Does anyone else like playing Bossa Nova, and if so, does anyone know how to play “Biaio”?

  21. 0R4NG3 September 18th, 2010 2:16 am

    Does the TARDIS have anything to do with you coming back?

  22. Ian Emmerson September 19th, 2010 4:17 pm

    Plenty wrong with Derby? So speaks a man who’s never lived in Sunderland!

  23. Marcelo September 19th, 2010 8:59 pm

    Have a nice one!

  24. Marie September 20th, 2010 3:15 pm

    PHEW! It’s been a crazy month, what a relief to know I haven’t actually missed anything here.
    Just a few back entries to read- perfect timing for your vacation.. because, the world really revolves around me. *smug grin*

  25. Woodshed September 20th, 2010 10:05 pm

    Chris: Sorry, don’t know the song.

    OR4NG3: Yeah, yeah. I get the hint.

    Ian: No one is saying Sunderland is a total shithole. Speaking of shitholes, what are you doing supporting David Gibb?

    Marcelo: Thanks, I do. I should have made it 4 weeks though. Marie: You should just count yourself lucky I haven’t banned you after the smile comment ;)

  26. L.Bo Marie September 21st, 2010 4:45 am

    so blessed really.

  27. Ian Emmerson September 22nd, 2010 7:14 pm

    Sunderland IS a total shithole. As for David Gibb, I expect we’ll be playing ukuleles. (I don’t know who he is).

  28. Phredd September 24th, 2010 10:26 am

    We’ve made it to the 24th. Welcome Back!!!

  29. Woodshed September 24th, 2010 3:01 pm

    Phredd: Thanks! Glad to be back.

  30. John Majerle September 25th, 2010 4:08 pm

    Hope you had a great time visiting Slovenia. My grandparents grew up there, so it is on my ‘bucket list’ of places to visit someday. My mother’s cousin played both the tamboritza and acordian professionally.

  31. Woodshed September 26th, 2010 10:42 am

    John: Hope you get a chance to visit some day. It’s well worth the trip.

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