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11 Dec 2018

Spoiler Alert: Tomorrow's challenge

11:36am | 221 views | 11 Comments
Tomorrow's calendar challenge is the 'recreate your favourite movie scene' one. I just wanted to give you a bit of notice, to increase your chances of being prepared :-)
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  • Okay, I just need to be dangled off a roof by a replicant...
    11:44am, 11th Dec 2018
  • I know right. That sort of thing takes a bit of prep.
    11:46am, 11th Dec 2018
  • Sourcing one's replicants - always tricky at this time of year
    11:50am, 11th Dec 2018
  • 'specially with the replicant fair on at the moment.
    11:52am, 11th Dec 2018
  • Will.i need my Peppa pig outfit
    12:01pm, 11th Dec 2018
  • Is Peppa Pig a replicant?
    12:01pm, 11th Dec 2018
  • I need a Gorilla suit and a flight to New York.
    Wriggling Snake
    12:04pm, 11th Dec 2018
  • LOL at WS!! ;)
    12:10pm, 11th Dec 2018
  • Lol. How about a cardboard box and a day's worth of beard growth?
    12:12pm, 11th Dec 2018
  • Mine's already sorted. If you've kept track of my blog recently then it'll require no explanation.
    Valyrian Partridge
    1:18pm, 11th Dec 2018
  • Where do I find a 5 foot high version of Alien in December? And I look nothing like Ellen Ripley....
    4:36pm, 11th Dec 2018

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10 Dec 2018

Actual free trip to France (incl. flights)

11:26am | 693 views | 38 Comments
Hi everyone,

I had an email recently, about a trip to France from 23-25 Jan, to review the venue for the Volvic Volcanic Experience - a forthcoming trail event. The goal of the organiser is to showcase the event, to encourage participants from the UK. Katie and I can't make it, but I've spoken to the organiser, and he's happy for us to send two Fetchies in our place! Flights, accommodation and food are all included. Whoop!

If you'd like to be considered, and have another Fetchie (anyone can be a Fetchie!) that you can pair up with, please leave a comment below. The winning candidates should be willing to write about and photograph their entire experience, so we can publish it prominently on Fetch.

Therefore, your comment should be more than just "Me, me, me", and should give an indication of WHY we should choose you, and who your Fetch buddy will be. By all means, go with "Me, me, me" just so I know you're interested, but please then post your detailed comment by midday Wednesday 12th December. We'll choose our favourite, and let you know by the end of the day.

Regarding the trip: as far as I can gather, the trip will include people writing for other publications - and it will be centred around the volcanic mountains of the Puys in the Massif Central, France. It will showcase the mountain trails (with runs/walks) and also the traditions, arts and lifestyle of the area, including a museum trip. I've asked for a detailed itinerary, and will share this when I receive it. The website is: volvic-vvx.com

Over to you :-)
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  • Hmmm... it's strangely quiet in here...? (I'm waiting to hear from my missus - she's a fan of trails but not of aeroplanes)
    11:45am, 10th Dec 2018
  • Yes, me and chief will go. He's had a rough time lately and I love him. This would cheer up immensely and we could possibly get some marathon training in whilst we are there to aid our writing.
    11:48am, 10th Dec 2018
  • not precisely as requested, but I vote for Joopsy and Chiefy to go
    12:00pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I second Joopsy and the Chief. 😊
    12:01pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Yep ,Send Joopsy but make him run it. :-)
    12:22pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Amazing opportunity! I'd love to write about it, but I'm a poor trail runner and already doing something on those days.
    The Scribbler
    12:24pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Joopsy and the Chief get my vote :-)
    12:24pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I would like to humbly submit myself and Sam Jelfs to take up this challenge!
    Reasons we would be a good choice:
    • Between us we cover the both experienced/quick/ultra/trail and the less-fanatical/gentle/really-more-interested-in-the-touristy-bits-but-enjoys-a-bit-of-a-run-too ends of the running spectrum, so can give different perspectives.
    • I speak French, which may help with logistics
    • I love the massif central ever since visiting Clermont Ferrand on a school trip. They have a black volcanic rock cathedral - so cool. I’ve even previously drawn and coloured more than one diagram trying to explain the geology of the area (and I would be happy to reproduce this so that reading fetchies can feel superior in their arting skills).
    • I’ve been told I’m quite good at the words and the putting them together in ways that people find quite engaging, and explaining potentially dull things like geology in easily accessible ways.
    • I also enjoy the taking pictures bit and have more than just a phone camera to press into service.
    • We would actually get to spend some time together! The whole split living between Eindhoven and Brussels thing is a bum, all opportunities to do stuff together are gratefully received!
    • I may come back and add more reasons as I think of them.
    12:27pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I also vote for Joopsy and Chiefy although a name change would be in order. Big Chief Running More or Big Chief Writing Bore :-O
    12:38pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Is there a minimum trail running ability requirement - e.g. each day we will do 32 miles including night time, through sulphurous rock strewn land scapes? Might rule some people out! Joking apart: distance, pace, altitude and/or terrain could all be too much for some people's ability? :-) G
    Merry Christmas and Happy NewG(rrr)
    12:55pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Joopsy and Chiefy get my vote, if we are allowed to vote.
    1:01pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I see there are some excellent candidates already, but I'll discuss it with eL Bee!.
    Raptors Claws are coming to town
    1:13pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • This sounds amazing! I would like to put forward myself and fellow Fetchie and husband Duckinator- please pick us! We are both huge fans of France and love running there, having taken part in various races including the Paris half marathon and marathon, and the Paris to Versailles- and also both speak some French which could help matters.

    We are two very different runners- one of us having run a 2:46 marathon and the other at the different end of the speed scale but having completed over 30 marathons (I’ll let you work out which is which….), and both having run all different types of races from track, to road, to trail. I think between us we would both get very different things from this experience and could truly document it from very different perspectives so that anybody interested could gain something by reading our account.

    I have a blog which is quite popular, and I get good feedback on my ability to convey my running experience and make people feel like they were really there. I am also well known for loving a good running selfie, and my social media is full of running photos which document my various running adventures.

    On a personal level, I’m very much a road runner and quite terrible at trail running but would love to get better- and this sounds like an ideal opportunity! The Duckinator also tends to road run, but in his trail experience, he is very good at flying past people on the downhills, so could probably use some more uphill experience.

    And finally, we met on Fetch and had a running/Fetch/parkrun themed wedding cake so that would make a nice addition to the story 😉
    2:03pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Sounds fab but I'd better leave it to someone with a better head for heights than me !
    2:45pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I vote nomie & duck. duck
    Angus Clydesdale
    4:38pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I would like to volunteer Bint & me to go:
    1. We are both out of work and therefore fully available at the end of January.
    2. Bint is, as everyone knows, an indefatiguable trail and ultra runner, but has had a tough 2018 and is just coming back to full fitness. I would be there to stop her falling over and breaking any more ribs (& I've got a bit of ultra planned for 2019 too)
    3. I speak French (and can write it, though I'm assuming that reviews would be preferred in English and we're not necessarily writing for retrouvertoutlemonde.fr)
    4. I do a mean ARF and Bint's camera dancing is legendary
    5. My bloggage is more quality(?) than quantity, but I write quite a lot else and Bint's blogs are a top-notch blend of words and pics & she knows more about books 'n writing 'n stuff than most of us ever will.
    6. I'm a huge history geek, Bint loves the arts, so we have the whole culture vulture piece covered.
    We'd love to do it and it would provide the perfect opportunity to set Bint back on her feet again after an annus horribilis and tearing up the ultra world as we know she can.
    4:53pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I was waiting for "Bint and someone" to appear :) I am SO glad I don't have to choose between those who have already declared. And so many contenders who may yet appear.
    Raptors Claws are coming to town
    5:02pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Me too, Vrap.

    Big vote for Bint and CStar!
    5:06pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Based on the number of awesome Fetchies coming forward, and the difficulty in choosing, I think I'll have to do this as a community vote.
    5:09pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • don't do that! Take the responsibility upon your own shoulders!
    5:47pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • :-)
    5:47pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Fisrtly, probably me, me, me please. And the wife (also a Fetchie)
    Will write gushing reasons later (francophile, mostly literate, lots of time & work in Isère and Savoie, so would appreciate sampling the Massif area. always have a camera with me, chance, replendish Route of the Day queue etc etc)

    But in January - won't this be under snow? Will there be any running possible without two planks strapped to our feet?
    6:47pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • If you vote for me and chief I will ensure he writes a positive blog.
    7:18pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Gosh - I was going to say me and BaronBR because we love trail running - he's actually quite good at it and I'm not such a good runner but a better writer and all that....... but then I saw Joopsy and Chiefy and Bint and Cstar are already in the hat, and I thought they are far more deserving than me and the Baron and anyway... who would look after Wanda if we went so please considering sending Bint and Cstar and if they can't go or more tickets are offered then send Joopsy and Chiefy as well.......Thank you
    7:55pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Get your pitch in, Baroness. We'll look after Wanda if you win :)
    Raptors Claws are coming to town
    8:29pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I vote for Raemond :-)
    10:02pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • BaronessBL, I don't agree that we are any more deserving than you and there is no reason why you shouldn't put yourself forward.
    10:14pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • Oh, goodness-I was going to say Bint+1, Cstar would be perfect :)

    But then so would Joopsy and Chiefy!
    and the VelociBees
    And all the others mentioned!

    Would love to go, but it's term-time. Don't envy you chosing...
    10:56pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I'm sure I can talk a certain significant other into running into the mountains. Plus we'll have moved house and have no jobs, so as well as having time we'll be in desperate need of any free nosh we can get! We also have a bit of relevant knowledge and can right propar good words like.
    11:41pm, 10th Dec 2018
  • I’d love to go, but I have the kids that weekend, and neither are Fetchies and both vehemently hate running. Plus Wednesday are at home to Brentford. I’m shit at sales pitches!!

    Vote Chiefy! (Does he even know he might be going?)
    3:14am, 11th Dec 2018
  • Baroness - get your name in the hat! You're no less deserving than anyone else!!
    6:57am, 11th Dec 2018
  • Me me me me me me
    And Joopsy.
    Neither of us speaks French, neither can run to even the shops, we are basically rubbish and thus will be brilliant.
    Plus we have a whole hetero bromance going on.
    7:44am, 11th Dec 2018
  • Plus I know for a fact France is near Wales.
    7:46am, 11th Dec 2018
  • When I suggested this to Liebling she said she definitely couldn’t contemplate a flight at the moment. So I’m marking her as a ‘maybe’ ;-)
    8:35am, 11th Dec 2018
  • If you choose Chiefy and Joopsy please tell them they have to make a vlog as well as just take pictures and write about it. It could turn out to be TV gold!
    9:15am, 11th Dec 2018
  • We can arrange that Bbl.
    9:18am, 11th Dec 2018
  • Wow, some great candidates already. Lol at retrouvetoutlemonde.fr Doesn't quite have same ring to it, does it?! It's going to be a tough choice. Well done everyone for stepping up. :-) G
    Merry Christmas and Happy NewG(rrr)
    9:21am, 11th Dec 2018
  • Looks like a great event / festival

    - from the website, "Part of the trail includes an ascent to the summit of the legendary Puy de Dôme (1,465m) to view the spectacular sunrise," or in my case it would be "Arrive at the top mid-morning, missing the sunrise by several hours !"
    11:43am, 11th Dec 2018

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08 Dec 2018


8:10am | 384 views | 23 Comments
It's the topic of today's calendar challenge, but I had a contretemps with someone dropping litter yesterday (which probably influenced my choice of challenge).

I was running along the canal path, when this bloke in his twenties (perhaps) came cycling towards me. He had no hands on the handlebars (which I don't mind, so long as people can steer, and don't mind me grinning as I help them collect their teeth), and was tipping a packet of Cadbury's Buttons into his mouth (I can't complain about that either, it's the only way to eat small foods). But with mouth full, and packet empty, he flung it onto the ground just as I passed him.

It was one of those instant reactions, but I said loudly "Oh for f**ks sake". I bent down to pick up the packet before it blew away, and turned to see if he'd reacted. He was about fifty metres further along, but stopped to turn and look at me. I must have sounded p*ssed off :-) "Shall I just put this in the bin for you", I yelled.

I couldn't hear exactly what he said in reply, but I think it was either along the lines of (a) suggesting that the wind blew it out of his hand; or (b) that the wind would blow it away. Either lying or totally delusional.

I really don't want to encourage anyone to start yelling at people, because I don't want anyone getting bashed over the head; and I don't usually react like this either. Trying to change how other people behave is a Canutian task. But sometimes, just sometimes, it's impossible to keep it in.

Enjoy your day, Fetchwombles :-)
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  • I'm the same way about not yelling out about bad behaviour. However, there was one time in a parking lot where someone backed out of their parking spot and into another car. I have poor hearing and I could hear the collision. The driver seemed to start to drive off and I burst out without really thinking and loudly said "Hey mate!" and did get their attention. ;-)
    8:22am, 8th Dec 2018
  • A genuine reaction of the moment, and maybe you triggered his conscience? Thanks for picking it up.
    Hark the Helegant Angels Sing
    8:30am, 8th Dec 2018
  • The one that gets me is when people in races wang their bottles over hedges and into fields! Couldn't help myself berating another runner at the Snowdonia marathon for doing just that! Absolutely no need!
    8:38am, 8th Dec 2018
  • I'd do the same. I've told someone off on the train who left his empty coffee cup sitting on the floor...he glared back at me (presumably from being called out on it) and I gave him a filthy look right back.
    8:49am, 8th Dec 2018
  • Sometimes one just can't help oneself. Usually you get a load of abuse back as if you're the one in the wrong. Do they teach that in schools now?
    8:58am, 8th Dec 2018
  • Like the smartly dressed middle-aged man on the train the other day who enjoyed a sandwich, a pastry, and a coffee before neatly arranging his litter on the seat next to him where he left it when he alighted. I’m sure he’d say he simply forgot about it, to which I’d say b*ll*cks.
    9:00am, 8th Dec 2018
  • Well spoken out, I wish we had a society where we all felt safe enough to be able to challenge the w*nkers. Hopefully your outburst will have made him think twice next time.
    9:10am, 8th Dec 2018
  • Well done, I try and do a bit of plogging every now and again around my local trails, as much for my own benefit as I hate seeing litter when I'm running, but also nicer for any tourists ( although it's probably tourists causing the problem mainly in the first place ! )
    K5 Gus
    9:22am, 8th Dec 2018
  • I think you were pretty nice about it, I tend to use a few more swear words. Though once I told a teen I was going to tell his mum after he chucked a can on the footpath metres from a bin :)
    The Mighty Fleecy
    9:56am, 8th Dec 2018
  • ^ What they said. Thanks for picking up after him.
    10:26am, 8th Dec 2018
  • Here's to the world of Fetch. Thank you for helping changing the world one step at a time.
    10:42am, 8th Dec 2018
  • I once told a teenage lass off for throwing a chocolate bar wrapper on the floor in the town centre. I picked it up, passed it back, said 'there's a bin there' and pointed to the bin about 2 metres away. The blood boils!
    Mince Pikelet
    11:17am, 8th Dec 2018
  • I'd like to be braver but I don't want to come home with more holes in or swellings on me than I set out with.
    Before I saw the 'Litter' topic here, I binned some bottle and packages that were in the way of a photo I wanted to take. A dog walking woman remarked that I shouldn't have to do that.
    12:01pm, 8th Dec 2018
  • No, alpenrose, they don't teach kids that in schools now - you probably have to look a bit closer to home.
    12:55pm, 8th Dec 2018
  • As the owner of fields bisected with footpaths I struggle to keep my feelings about litter under control, I don't always succeed :)
    1:03pm, 8th Dec 2018
  • However, I do have a big dog to protect me from reprisals!
    1:04pm, 8th Dec 2018
  • We spend a good amount of time before parkrun picking up litter that people have dropped in the park, which has a lot of bins.
    2:21pm, 8th Dec 2018
  • There's an elderly lady I see regularly on my runs who risks life and limb by leaning out over the edge of the river to drag plastic bags and other rubbish out to dispose of it responsibly. I had to help her once, as I was sure she was going to die in the process. I hope your cyclist heard what you said.
    Kittenheels Kath
    3:58pm, 8th Dec 2018
  • it rankles me to see litter and fly-tipping too :-)
    4:41pm, 8th Dec 2018
  • I strongly approve of the sentiment of this challenge, thank you for setting it :) Not that my opinion counts for much! I wont be out for a run run today, but rest assured I will collect litter on future runs to make up. Sadly my regular commute passes a fly tipping location, so I can't promise to collect all the litter I run past.
    6:17pm, 8th Dec 2018
  • Well done on your restraint. I'd have been sorely tempted to cause him to swerve into the canal
    10:24am, 9th Dec 2018
  • It's tough to know what the "right" amount of engagement is in any social situation where there is wrong doing. Not to get too serious about it, the hardest ones are violence in the street - esp couples. You want to help, but sometimes you get dog's abuse for it. Somehow my missus (a Kiwi) doesn't have this filter. Anyhoo, well done for saying something. :-) G
    Merry Christmas and Happy NewG(rrr)
    8:39am, 10th Dec 2018
  • We got Wobbles everywhere. X
    7:47am, 11th Dec 2018

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06 Dec 2018

Sombrero's Lovely Cards

12:17pm | 408 views | 26 Comments
If you haven't met Sombrero, I highly recommend it :-) He's a lovely chap, and everything you'd hope for in a Fetchie!

BUT WAIT! That's not all :-)

He also does print making, and is offering a set of these lovely Christmas-themed cards (with a running one too). If you'd like to win this set, please leave a comment on this blog, and be sure to go like his Facebook page "Sombrero_Printmaking": facebook.com

Winner will be chosen at random on Thurs 13th December from amongst those who have liked the Facebook page (or have a good reason not to, like you don't use Facebook) and left a comment below this blog.
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  • Lovely!
    Lizzie W
    12:24pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Thank you for the reminder! I thought a while ago that some of his cards would be perfect for some friends of mine.
    12:24pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • lovely. Tiger feet has a big thing about unicorns
    12:25pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Flamingo. Christmas. Why ever not.
    Wriggling Snake
    12:27pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • I don't really *do* facebook except for friends & family stuff but I'd love to be in the hat to win these!
    12:39pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Is the large card on the right for sale too? :)
    1:00pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Who couldn't love a flamingo with a Santa hat ?
    1:19pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Ha ha ha... who is going to marry up the fetch names on 'ere with the FB likes names in real life?? I wouldn't want *that* job!
    Wine Legs
    1:19pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • I've met him :-) He's a regular at my local parkrun and looks just like the bloke in the photo!
    Mince Pikelet
    1:39pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • That’s good :-)
    1:41pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Oh yes. Love his style.
    1:46pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Love them! Page 'liked' :-)
    1:48pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • I've liked the page :-)
    1:55pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • They are lovely, my friend would love the flamingo one :-)
    Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
    2:22pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Having met Som I can confirm his loveliness :-)
    3:55pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • He is very lovely plus a talented artiste :)
    The Mighty Fleecy
    4:45pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • I have been the recipient of his lovely work before. Keep up the good work and hopefully a real life meet one day.
    Merry Lip Gloss
    6:22pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Aw you're all blinking lovely. Thanks Fetch. :-)
    7:24pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • I do love som's cards and prints
    8:17pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Look good to me
    9:19pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • I shouldn’t be allowed a bank account. Just the slightest hint of a retail opportunity and I’m off spending money!!
    10:45pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Great job Som :-)
    10:48pm, 6th Dec 2018
  • Awesome!
    8:36am, 7th Dec 2018
  • The cat's whiskers.
    1:40pm, 7th Dec 2018
  • Lovely off to FB for a look❤
    Minnie Mad
    8:12am, 9th Dec 2018
  • These are lovely - off to check out the FB page .....
    9:22am, 11th Dec 2018

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30 Nov 2018

Hoodies + other spares

8:57am | 469 views | 6 Comments
I've found 9 spare hoodies in the stock cupboard :-)

Hoodies - £30 (normally £35)
4 small grey
2 large grey
2 small red
1 XS red

Male Vests - £26
2 medium red
1 large red
6 large black

Male Shirts - £26
2 large red
1 large black

Female Shirts - £26
2 size 14 red
1 size 14 black

Fetch Buffs - £10 (normally £15)
12 in stock

Swimming Caps - £8.50
About 20 in stock

If you want something, leave a comment saying exactly what you want, and I'll fmail you with payment instructions. I will update the availability if and when any takers arise :-)
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  • I just searched for shop and discovered that you removed it in Nov 2017. I'm clearly not a regular shopper. I was wondering what the grey hoodies looked like? I'm usually a medium but can sometimes for a small. Fanks! :-) G
    Merry Christmas and Happy NewG(rrr)
    9:06am, 30th Nov 2018
  • This is what they look like (except with a white Fetch logo across the chest):
    9:07am, 30th Nov 2018
  • fetcheveryone
    9:09am, 30th Nov 2018
  • 🎵 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎶 :)
    Angus Clydesdale
    9:17am, 30th Nov 2018
  • Thanks Fetch. Fabby looking. Sounds like I'm a medium though. :-) G
    Merry Christmas and Happy NewG(rrr)
    9:23am, 30th Nov 2018
  • Is that because you can predict the future, :)G?
    9:29am, 30th Nov 2018

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28 Nov 2018

Spare Fetch Kit

10:48am | 289 views | 7 Comments
In case anyone wants a rummage, here's the current stock list for Fetch kit.

Male Vests - £26
2 medium red
1 large red
6 large black

Male Shirts - £26
2 large red
1 large black

Female Shirts - £26
2 size 14 red
1 size 14 black

Fetch Buffs - £10 (normally £15)
14 in stock

Swimming Caps - £8.50
About 20 in stock

If you want something, leave a comment saying exactly what you want, and I'll fmail you with payment instructions. I will update the availability if and when any takers arise :-)
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  • Can I have the female 12 shirt and a buff please? Ta x
    10:59am, 28th Nov 2018
  • Oh, and also a male vest, medium. That's a Christmas present sorted :)
    11:02am, 28th Nov 2018
  • Which colour/design buffs are they?
    11:08am, 28th Nov 2018
  • Updated stock to include Paula's requests. Flanker, I'll fmail you, but it's this one:

    11:18am, 28th Nov 2018
  • I'll have a buff please. I do like that one :-)
    11:28am, 28th Nov 2018
  • I'll have a buff please.
    11:32am, 28th Nov 2018
  • All updated to include Corona and LindsD's requests :-)
    11:42am, 28th Nov 2018

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26 Nov 2018

Festive Fetch Calendar 2018

3:45pm | 388 views | 22 Comments
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  • Whoop indeed.
    3:47pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Oooooo. Five more sleeps...
    3:49pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Ads on the page even if you have them turned off in the settings? Not a big thing just thought I would point it out in case its an error. Anyway.. whoop!
    3:54pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Yeah, I hope no-one minds that - we did it last year too. It makes us a bit of extra ad revenue on some very popular (and fun) pages.
    3:55pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • fine by me!
    3:56pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Will there be a catch up session since I’ll be without WiFi over the weekend while moving house?
    3:59pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • We will have an amnesty day, but I'm not saying what day :-)
    4:00pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Yeah! Better than chocolate.... :-)
    4:04pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • bunting
    4:26pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Re the ads - I'll let you off this time :-)
    Hark the Helegant Angels Sing
    4:29pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Yeah!
    4:45pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • The best part of Christmas!
    5:07pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Cooooooooooooooooooool :)
    Raptors Claws are coming to town
    5:21pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Yay the Xmas spirit shall begin :-)
    5:23pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Oh, is it nearly Christmas? :-o
    6:11pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Brilliant!!! :)
    6:48pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Are we there yet?
    7:32pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Ho ho ho :-)
    7:57pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Yay! :-)
    8:46pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Soooo excited :)
    10:12pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Best advent calendar around - even if it did just tell me off for trying to prise open one of the little windows.... ;-)
    10:57pm, 26th Nov 2018
  • Can I make a suggestion? A more "salesy" landing page for the share URL? Something to say "...thanks for paying us a visit at this Festive time. The Advent Calendar has loads of great prizes blah, blah. The brilliant training log, chat forums and loads of other features are here all year round, so sign up here..." etc. Otherwise they just land on the calendar. Or am I missing something?

    And Yay! to forthcoming Calendar nonsense, of course! :-) G
    Merry Christmas and Happy NewG(rrr)
    8:34am, 27th Nov 2018

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20 Nov 2018


3:18pm | 473 views | 12 Comments
I've updated the bit of code where you update your avatar. Hopefully it'll spell an end to all those avatars with truncated heads :-)

To try it, go to your userprofile and click your existing avatar:


You should be able to zoom, rotate and crop your image.

Let me know how you get on if you give it a go.
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  • Um... no. It offers me the chance to browse and upload, but not to edit an existing avatar,
    Hark the Helegant Angels Sing
    3:27pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • That's right - it doesn't edit your existing one, but if you upload the original image, you should be able to prep it to your liking.
    3:28pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • When is snow coming to Fetch snow ? Is it Dec 1? Obviously the Beast from the North East is bringing real snow to us before that (like now!) but until it snows in Fetch, it doesn't count.

    Foghorn Leghorn hasn't changed in 10 years and he ain't changing now! :-) G
    Merry Christmas and Happy NewG(rrr)
    3:39pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • If I changed my avatar I wouldn't have a clue who I was. I struggle at the best of times!
    4:36pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • Sorry to hijack this blog, but seeing as :-) G has brought it up, when the Fetch snow arrives will it be possible for individuals to turn it off? The falling snow imagery causes me great visual disturbance leading to an "upset brain" and feeling quite unwell so I can't stay on any "falling snow" pages, and even then it can be too late.

    I know I'm only one of probably an extremely small number of Fetchies who would be affected in this way, but it would be great if I could turn it off.
    4:36pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • That's good, I am not sure I want to zoom in and have closer look at my head though.
    Wriggling Snake
    4:46pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • ive tried uploading my original image and still it chops my head off :(......and please sort Flatlanders request out as we hate him hibernating during december :)
    5:25pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • It actually doesn’t - I think your browser has cached the old version. And yes, I will.
    5:28pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • Thanks, you are right. Now it's changed
    10:37pm, 20th Nov 2018
  • Ah yes, and +1 for Flatlander's "option for no-snow" of course. Sorry, wasn't trying to encourage anything that would cause visual dissonance. Maybe make it one of the "skin" themes - "plain / no-snow" ? :-) G
    Merry Christmas and Happy NewG(rrr)
    8:36am, 27th Nov 2018
  • Did you say who won???
    1:40pm, 27th Nov 2018
  • Er... who won what?
    1:42pm, 27th Nov 2018

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