Hollywood film star visits Paddleworks Bala shop!

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Hollywood film star visits Paddleworks Bala shop!

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Just chatting to a customer in Paddleworks today when Rhys Ifans (notably from Notting Hill) popped in for a pair of sunglasses.
After turning his nose up at my offering he promptly left in a guff of beer and stale fag fumes.

Reckon thats the biggest star in a UK paddling shop! Can any other shop beat that for star quality?

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Well I am Angelina Jolie, and I regularly visit my local boating shop. How's that?
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you don't take a very good photo here. Hows Brad?

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John K wrote:Well I am Angelina Jolie, and I regularly visit my local boating shop. How's that?
Hi,
I'm regularly stuck for paddling partners, fancy meeting up sometime?

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Any shops had anyone famous in??????

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John K wrote:Well I am Angelina Jolie, and I regularly visit my local boating shop. How's that?
I've always said it JK, you're a funny man...

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I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that Robbie Williams had bought a couple of kayaks from the International Canoe Exhibition at the NEC a few years back. If I remember correctly, it was a pair of Savage Furys that he bought.

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ust chatting to a customer in Paddleworks today when Rhys Ifans (notably from Notting Hill)
So he managed to get through ''checkpoint Charlie' - (meaning the fence before I get sent a lawsuit for fraud).

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I once had to move bobby charlton out of my way in a pub and I had "todd" from coronation street on my coach one night. Oh i also saw tinhead from brookside being very scouse "Laaaaaaaaa" in blacks liverpool store.

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I heard that Mick of Rolling Stones fame once poped int the Whitewater Canoe centre down at shepperton to pick up some kit.

I've only meet Phil, Andy and Charlie at various funtions over the years. but Mrs Windsor has invited me round for a tea party she is holding in the garden next week.


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This might explain what he's doing in that neck of the woods..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7487472.stm
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It was in our Bala shop not (Checkpoint Charlie) Llangollen.

I've just seen him again walking down the street oposite the shop being mobbed by 12 year old girls wanting his autograph. He had obviously found somewhere selling nicer sunglasses!

Someone reckons he might be gigging in Bala tonight.

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Last time Rhys was in my local he told us that Julia Roberts was staying at his house, he spins some tales that chap I can tell you.

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moose wrote:I had "todd" from coronation street on my coach one night.
Wasn't he the gay one? ;)

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I think so, is he bills wifes granddaughters ex-boyfriends brother?????

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rnotman67 wrote:I think so, is he bills wifes granddaughters ex-boyfriends brother?????
A sad, sad life you all lead ... Todd was actullay from Eastenders - he was Michelles gay brother, Ian's cousin, Lucy's second cousin once removed .. etc etc! Ummm - my daughter is a soap fan and buys all the magazines under the sun - leaves them lying around!

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Helen M wrote:
rnotman67 wrote:I think so, is he bills wifes granddaughters ex-boyfriends brother?????
A sad, sad life you all lead ... Todd was actullay from Eastenders - he was Michelles gay brother, Ian's cousin, Lucy's second cousin once removed .. etc etc! Ummm - my daughter is a soap fan and buys all the magazines under the sun - leaves them lying around!

H - x
There was definetly a gay Todd in coronation street.
The Jason guys brother that left.

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David Fairweather wrote:I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that Robbie Williams had bought a couple of kayaks from the International Canoe Exhibition at the NEC a few years back. If I remember correctly, it was a pair of Savage Furys that he bought.
I seem to remember one retailer at I think the London Boat Show a few years back telling me he'd sold a Full Tilt (I think?) to Rupert Grint (Harry Potter's mate Ron). The fame of it all....
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chris leesmith wrote:Any shops had anyone famous in??????

Chris
I held the door open for Robert Plant once in a shop in Oxford Street. He's very famous.
Sadly it wasn't a kayak shop but more of a record shop as I recall.
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Who cares? Does being famous exclude you from enjoying yourself?

I can make various random celebrity connections, but really, who cares?

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Randy Fandango wrote:
chris leesmith wrote:Any shops had anyone famous in??????

Chris
I held the door open for Robert Plant once in a shop in Oxford Street. He's very famous.
Sadly it wasn't a kayak shop but more of a record shop as I recall.
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I met Jonny Depp on the set of the libertine. He wasn't very impressed when I didn't want his autograph.

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Jim wrote:Who cares? Does being famous exclude you from enjoying yourself?

I can make various random celebrity connections, but really, who cares?
Just remember that inland seems to serve as off topic, so long as the link to kayaking exists at the start however tenuous.
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We had Howard Jones in for a couple of sit on tops at Performance Kayaks. Appartently the previous owner sold some kit to Peter Gabriel.

Unfortunately Rich had to explain who Howard Jones was because I was too young to know. Shame!

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Gerry Hall & Mick Jagger (not bad) best one at Whitewater the Canoe Centre has to be Rick Asley! Legend!

Were no strangers to love
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A full commitments what Im thinking of
You wouldnt get this from any other guy

I just wanna tell you how Im feeling
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And so on………..

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Jon B wrote:Gerry Hall & Mick Jagger (not bad) best one at Whitewater the Canoe Centre has to be Rick Asley! Legend!

Were no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitments what Im thinking of
You wouldnt get this from any other guy

I just wanna tell you how Im feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

And so on………..
I just got RickRolled on a text forum.
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RadioImp wrote:
Jon B wrote:Gerry Hall & Mick Jagger (not bad) best one at Whitewater the Canoe Centre has to be Rick Asley! Legend!

Were no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitments what Im thinking of
You wouldnt get this from any other guy

I just wanna tell you how Im feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

And so on………..
I just got RickRolled on a text forum.
Oh dear.
I was so tempted to set up a rick roll after that post but decided it would just be childish.

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I think this is almost obligatory now isn't it?

http://xkcd.com/351/

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StoneWeasel wrote:P.S. if anyone is not clear on what rickrolling is this explains it well The History of RickRolling
LOL!!
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