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Hello from a potato-muncher living in Lincoln

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Just thought i would pop in here to introduce myself before i begin spamming your lovely reports :D

I'm currently living in the lincoln area (as the title hints towards hah). I've always been into the exploring side but usually just for the fun of it, the interest in old buildings, but sometimes just plain old nosey-ness. In the last year i've become more and interested in the photography side of it so on my last few explores i took my new camera and grabbed some pics.

Still the amateur photographer/pic-taker, but i love exploring new places :Weapon3:. Lincolnshire is pretty rich in locations so looking forward to this summers expeds! I'll spend a while familiarising myself with the layout of the forums, then i'll chuck up a few reports to see what ya's think!

My favourite colour is black, my shoe size is 8 3/4, and i once ran into a really clean window in KFC thinking is was an entrance. :?

Cheers for reading my blurb :unfair:

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Superb intro! Welcome to OS, if you need any help round the forum just give one of us a shout, looking forward to seeing some of your reports :)

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Welcome to OS mate, my favorite colour is black too, I only wear black generally although I don;t have a Johnny Cash fetish

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Superb intro! Welcome to OS, if you need any help round the forum just give one of us a shout, looking forward to seeing some of your reports :)

Hi Lara, thanks for the warm welcome. And cheers, if i get a bit lost i definitely will! Once i get my dropbox in some sort of order i'll chuck a report up to get me going. Have a nice weekend! :beer:

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Welcome to OS mate, my favorite colour is black too, I only wear black generally although I don;t have a Johnny Cash fetish

Thanks nelly, and cheers for the welcome and putting "ring of fire" into my head hahah :eek:

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Ey up and welcome to OS, be great to see what you get up to :) And black is the way forward indeed!

Ey up! Thanks for the warm welcome :)

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