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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    Hi everyone, I will be away fro 23 July till 1 Nov. I will try to get the ground floor of the Spiros Monastery done before I go, and a revision of Karpanov village. I am unfortunately very depressed at the moment, and have difficulty doing anything, so if I seem short, or say something thoughtless, please forgive me. Apart from those 2 maps I mentioned (which I quite probably will not finish) I will see you all again in November.
    • CommentAuthorHadrianVI
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    Oh, I am sorry to hear that. But I do wish you a nice vacation. Are you going to travel somewhere?

    We will miss you
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    To UK and Ireland, with my wife, Trina
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    Well THAT is a long vacation! Enjoy! Clear your mind. Recharge your batteries and we'll see you in November!
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    Quenten related his vacation destinations:To UK and Ireland, with my wife, Trina

    Hopefully your depression is fleeting and will lift when you head out on that fantastic vacation. Have a great time.
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    Wishing you all the best, hope both of you have an amazing holiday :) x
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    Thanks everyone, your care has lifted my spirits a bit.
    • CommentAuthorBarliman
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017 edited
     
    Enjoy your trip. A change of place and pace is often good for the spirits. :)
    • CommentAuthorWyvern
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    Not sure how we'll manage without your regular inspiration during your holiday Quenten. As no stranger to depression over a very long time, I can but send positive thoughts your way, and hope that the knowledge of the pleasure you've brought to the Forum by your comments and impressive mapping output will help further buoy your spirits before and during your trip. And doubtless you'll pick up plenty of ideas for new maps and constructions while you're away, to benefit us all after your safe return!
    • CommentAuthorScottA
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2017
     
    Well, Quenten, you'll be missed, but enjoy your extended holidays. And so sorry to hear that depression has you in its grip and hope things get better. That's something I've dealt with my whole life, so I know its insidious power it can exert over someone. Be well.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2017
     
    Good luck and Happy Holiday !
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2017
     
    It's kind of a reverse-Ralf!
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2017
     
    Well yes - I was just thinking that.

    Unfortunately I can't offer any residence, since I will be hopping around from house sit to house sit for most of that time!

    Have a great time anyway, and I hope it fills you with positive thoughts :D
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    Have a great vacation! :-)
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    Have a great vacation Quenten! I know I would be really excited to go to either one of those countries. I've been all over Asia but I've never been to Great Britain or any other part of Europe.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2017
     
    I'm taking a sketch book for castles, cathedrals, churches, villages and ruins. Hope to get good inspiration for my maps - not too many pre 18th C buildings in Australia!
    • CommentAuthorBarliman
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2017
     
    Posted By: Quentennot too many pre 18th C buildings in Australia!


    Just the millions of years old "lost city of Elder Things" in Western Australia, but it's not much of a vacation spot. ;-)
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2017
     
    We do seem to specialise in preserving historic buildings, though I would think a camera would be better to snap everything quickly, rather than failing to see as much as possible in the time you will be here!

    I thoroughly recommend a visit to as many Welsh castles as you can manage - especially Castell Caernarfon (if you're going to north Wales at all)

    In a bit of a rush this morning (as usual) so I haven't time to turn this into a link, but this is Caernarfon:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caernarfon_Castle

    (That's the Welsh spelling. Its pronounced 'Ca-nar-von' by the English)
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2017
     
    Thanks for that Sue, and yes, Caernarfon is on our list
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2017 edited
     
    Excellent! I think its the only remaining nearly complete medieval walled city we have left in the UK. The rest were all massively overdeveloped and the walls left to decay and disappear.

    The English castles/abbeys were mostly ruined by Henry VIII, and are just segments of wall dotted around an uneven mound of green space - either that, or they have been over-preserved (in my opinion), and most of the liveable ones are indeed lived in and cost an arm and a leg to visit (or are totally private and only something you can view from afar). No disrespect to the Scottish castles, but to me they seem far more modern for the most part than the Welsh ones ;)