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... not a fat lot, again.

Friday I had a headache after hacking some CSS. Saturday I went to the cinema, then to Kryogenix in Nottingham. Sunday I played squash for the first time in about 6 years (after the last time I played ended in a huge argument) and then lost most of the rest of the day except for the excitement of migrating from Outlook Express to Thunderbird.

Yesterday I played badminton without trying to hammer the shuttlecock off the sides of the gym; got agitated by recruitment agents with no sense of timing; and showed off my legs to the world in some rather skin-tight.

Today I've been working for the last hour or so to some effect, thankfully.

However, I have a problem - well a specific problem I want to talk about. This is called "getting-to-Gatwick-for-7:15am".

I know many of you are clever, lateral thinkers, so even though I never email any of you please help.

The challenge is to get two people, two bags, two rucksacks (containing shovel and probe just in case of avalanche enroute) and two pairs of skis from Birmingham to Gatwick for 7:15 on a Saturday morning. I've looked at coaches (very long and expensive) but think there must be a better way...

Answers on a postcard, free rat for the best suggestion.

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miss_soap From: miss_soap Date: February 7th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Holiday Inn Express at Gatwick is about £46 per night for a very reasonable double room.

Otherwise get a one-way rental from Hertz or Avis.
rebby From: rebby Date: February 7th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Gatwick express train is pretty good.
I'd find a friend the night before & get the train in the morning
From: strangegothdude Date: February 7th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeay welcome to thunderbird! its fast, efficient, and has lots of plugins from the website. i like it.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 7th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Suggest some good plugins? I've only got one installed so far.
From: strangegothdude Date: February 7th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
well its worth reading about http://webmail.mozdev.org/ - it changes normal yahoo/hotmail a/cs into pop accounts through interfacing through the web for you, by form of a plug in. obviously it stops working if yahoo/hotmail change their site, but the fixes come out pretty quickly.

i've also got "remove duplicate messages" which is useful.
toxicpixie From: toxicpixie Date: February 7th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hire a car you can dump there, and another for coming back.

Jobs a good 'un!

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie
esrunkatsu From: esrunkatsu Date: February 7th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Depending on when it is (see housemove) you are welcome to crash at ours and get the train to Gatwick from Reading (or busses/coaches etc).
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