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Hello from the West Midlands. by cinstone on 30 June 2011 9:42pm
 
Hello all.

I'm Chris from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, England.

I've been a member here for some time, but I never seem to get chance to get on much, if at all.

Just been watching Around the World in 80 Days again, followed by Hemmingway Adventure. Rather good stuff that I can watch time and time again.

I love travel, mainly in the U.K as I find flying such a bore, well except for the take off and landing, so haven't flown for a few years when myself and my girlfriend visited Canada.

We try to get away every couple of months, usually by Land Rover, who goes by the name of, err Michael, cuz' he's fun and goes everywhere. There's also another one in the garage, a 1964 Series 2a which goes by the name of Helen. Well what else could I call her. (Appologies Michael. Cheesy I know).

Anyway, not so many years ago I travelled quite a bit by motorcycle, then Morris Minors for several years, enjoying, amongst other things, photography on my travels around the U.K and on the bikes a few trips to Europe. The photograpghy has slowed down a bit over the last few years, but I still enjoy going out in the countryside, either by Land Rover (upcoming tour of Shropshire coming up), or train. More often than not we combine the two, but the train side of things can be a bit of a "railway man's holiday" as I'm a signalman.

Anyway folks, see you around, hopefully more often than previously. In the meantime here's a photograph of Michael and Helen;-

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/helenmichaelpic1apr1120.jpg/

P.S. If Michael looks familure, he was on Countryfile a few months back.

Chris.
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by suzulu on 25 July 2011 1:11am
 
Welcome, Chris.
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by cinstone on 26 July 2011 12:04pm
 
Cheers!

Not long got back from holiday. Not exactly Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole etc, but I did circumnavigate the TT Course. We went to the Isle of Man and it was one of the best holidays we've been on.

Very interesting and enjoyable, but perhaps a little to much of an "ordinary" trip to post about?

It was the first time me and my girlfriend had been there.

Chris.
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by suzulu on 26 July 2011 1:47pm
 
No, it's not "ordinary". It's still travel! Glad you enjoyed it.
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by kisch on 26 July 2011 8:41pm
 
Hi Chris! What a wonderful introduction. Nice to see new people here.
"Helen" and "Michael" look great!

Cheers!
Kate
St Petersburg, Russia
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by cinstone on 27 July 2011 7:30am
 
Well thanks for that. Shame the admin' of another forum didn't think that. Needless to say I don't have much to do with that place now.

Anyway, I'll see what I can come up with, but be warned it will have Land Rover and railway content!!!

Cheers.

Chris.
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by Loretto on 27 July 2011 3:15pm
 
Welcome Chris. Hope we'll get to read some more of your posts!
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by Ken Dunn on 28 July 2011 6:50pm
 
Helen's in very good condition for her age. The longest I ever had a car was 20 years - a Cavalier Coupe (similar to the Opel Manta) and I enjoyed doing a lot of the maintenance myself. I drive a Toyota now which needs so little maintenance I give it to Toyota every year for 'the once over'.
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by Spursfan2 on 30 July 2011 11:55am
 
Hi Chris, welcome to the site. I have just come back to it after an absence of about 7 months (I think).

I'm from Stafford and in fact once had a boyfriend from Stourbridge, also a childhood 'boyfriend' was from Amblecote near Stourbridge.

Anne
 
Re: Hello from the West Midlands. by tucsonmike on 31 July 2011 11:19pm
 
Welcome Chris. Helen looks tougher than Michael LOL!
 
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