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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... tival.html

When my Birthday falls on a Tuesday as it does next year...it shares the day with Up Helly Aa,how cool is that,eh?

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Wow that's awesome, I'd love to see it one day...
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Great Britain is so fun. I want to move there, honestly... I do. But I don't know how!
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This is Scotland,lol,we have all the bestest parties.... [yay] [greensmile]

Shetland,in particular, is the home of Up Helly Aa.

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Madavascus wrote:Great Britain is so fun. I want to move there, honestly... I do. But I don't know how!
Haha me too actually, or somewhere in Europe at least. I've wanted to move to Europe for as long as I can remember, probably because I have a huge affinity for northern European mythology and I loath the climate down here in Australia. One night I was bored so I spent hours on Google maps cruising through all the scenery in Ireland/Scotland/Scandinavia, so many open green fields and beautiful green forests.

Not that Australia doesn't have it's own charm, the rain forests are amazing and the beaches are wonderful, but I hate the desert/outback which forms 90% of the continent and the hot sticky climate just isn't for me :p
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Wicked Na. You should all come over then, and Na and I will organize a kingdom-wide pub crawl ;) only about 405.3 miles of M6 between us...
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We'll finally find out whether the Scots, Brits Canadians or Aussies handle their booze better [yay]
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Rin wrote:We'll finally find out whether the Scots, Brits Canadians or Aussies handle their booze better [yay]
Hehe, Rin, when you said that, you reminded me of this scene from Lord of the Rings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vUOwz11x0Y [rofl]
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'A slight tingle in my fingers... I think it's effecting me!' Haha, great scene, great movie :)

Can't bloody wait till The Hobbit this December, it's been one of my favorite books since I learned to read.
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Soz about the weird size thing above.
We'll finally find out whether the Scots, Brits Canadians or Aussies handle their booze better [yay]
So,a Sassenach,a Canuck,a coupla Antipodeans and a Jock walk into a bar.... [lol] [greensmile] ::)

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Absinthe in yer cornflakes,
absinthe on yer toast,
come and visit Glesca,
I am the perfect host ...

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Lol Nahemah, that pic cracked me up [lol]
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