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Forum: The Library Café Dec 25 2017, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Small world! The hospital is once again expanding and is in the midst of lots of work to make more space and bring it all right up to date. It is definitely one of the nicest hospitals I've had...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 25 2017, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

So, I just realised I have been quite lax and not shared our news. Tathra and I are expecting twins in spring next year! We had our 20 week anomoly scan on the 20th December and found out that they...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 30 2017, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Congratulations - she is a pretty wee thing!

As for picture hosting, if it just the odd thing every now and then, I find it easier just to stick them on my own web space and link to it the...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 7 2017, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Welcome!

Where in Australia is home? I have family in and around Brisbane.
Forum: The Library Café Jun 1 2017, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: Members

Ah ok... makes sense. Pretty sure that number is the ones who have actually posted in a certain time period. I reckon about a month. The 25 most recent posters have all posted since the beginning of...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 1 2017, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: Members

I'm not entirely sure why this is an issue that you are fretting with, but upon sorting the members list by last visit, oldest>most recent, I bet there is also a minimum post count where by you don't...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 1 2017, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: Members

I'm pretty sure Han's is correct. Until my recent uptick in board involvement, I was a regular visitor but very infrequent poster, yet I never became inactive.
Forum: The Library Café May 28 2017, 05:13 AM
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Views: 1,931
Posted By Simon
Re: Members

I would guess the smaller number are actually spam accounts and other users that never made it past the email confirmation, while the larger number are marked as inactive but would more probably be...
Forum: The Library Café May 27 2017, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

I know what a pin up is... I wonder why they became referred to as cheesecake pictures?
Forum: The Library Café May 27 2017, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

I may dread asking this, but what type of photograph. (for the record a google search of 'cheesecake photos' only showed me picture of cheesecakes)
Forum: The Library Café May 23 2017, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

A yummy German(?) sweet baked bread that has marzipan and dried fruits through it.
Forum: The Library Café May 22 2017, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

I like everything that goes into a cheesecake, but as soon as it is made into a cheesecake I stop liking it.
Forum: The Library Café May 20 2017, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

I'm a sucker for anything that involves marzipan!
Forum: The Library Café May 20 2017, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Did someone say Stollen?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 17 2017, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: Stolen Egg

Well that is a very good reason why I could not think of it. Thanks.[/QUOTE]

I wonder if there is a story in there. Being a queen rider is already a bit of a lonely job, imagine being a queen...
Forum: The Library Café May 15 2017, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

I don't think so...

Our hosts status page... (https://help.fasthosts.co.uk/app/systemstatus/)



Edited to add... and the site is back. Apologies for that.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 15 2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,406
Posted By Simon
Re: Stolen Egg

Yes, it was Ramoth's egg, I read the question as do we know the name of the queen that hatched and the rider that impressed.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 15 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,118
Posted By Simon
Re: Domick and Menolly

Not much to contribute to the specific conversation, except 'hooray' for Anne's wiggly twisty timelines... Also, I don't know why, but I never took to Sebell as a character.

As for Pern crushes, I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 15 2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,406
Posted By Simon
Re: Stolen Egg

I've not got my copy of The White Dragon to hand, but I seem to think there is only a passing mention of a successful hatching and impression. It was obviously out of sync with the hatching of the...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 21 2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By Simon
Re: the ernicious influence of facebook . .

Pretty sure there is a tick box on your facebook that allows you to turn off the "Hit Enter to Post" option.

If that option isn't there you can always use Shift+Enter to move down a line without...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 6 2016, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Simon
Forum: The Library Café Jun 3 2016, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Simon
Forum: The Library Café Jun 2 2016, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

X-posted from the KT.

I made a THING! (https://youtu.be/HVYKXNdeSOw)

Well actually Tat made a thing, but she got me to make a video of said thing, which I did and then posted to YouTube!

:D
Forum: The Library Café May 26 2016, 03:55 AM
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Views: 2,321
Posted By Simon
I've made an impression...

Tat is on holiday this week so her crochet hook is going full speed - this little chappy is hot off the hook.

Because of his nice shimmering blueness we've named him 'Duskth'...
...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 16 2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Simon
Any MS Excel experts?

Are there any MS Excel experts on here?

I want a cell in my table that pulls in the data from another cell and then gives me one of three outputs. Is this possible?

Basically I am writing a...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 19 2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

I discovered a neat trick last year, instead of making a 'lid' by cutting a cricle out around the stalk, you cut the same size hole in the bottom, then once you have scooped and carved, you can put...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 31 2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: I'd quite like an Anne McCaffrey themed blanket...

I was thinking book covers, but worry they might be too detailed.



How exciting, I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Forum: The Library Café Mar 31 2015, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Simon
I'd quite like an Anne McCaffrey themed blanket...

So, I have this very talented wife who makes amazing crochet creations (http://www.facebook.com/CrochetByTat). One of her current projects is a commission from my sister of a Star Wars 'graphgan'...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 22 2014, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

It should be good fun. All sorts of rumours and conspiracy theories going around. Lots of hype and suggestion Lewis will pull a Senna and take Nico out in the first corner. I hope he doesn't. He just...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 20 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Simon
Re: Movember!

Good for him!



Yes, do!
Forum: The Library Café Nov 19 2014, 12:58 PM
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Views: 1,071
Posted By Simon
Movember!

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n177/SanAndreas0611/08d90a0e-b556-4b1f-b9b7-1171ec0fda17_zps0610eb37.jpg (HTTP://MOBRO.CO/SANANDREAS83)
HTTP://MOBRO.CO/SANANDREAS83

Hello internet friends.
...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 10 2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

It may be illegal but rarely enforced. I'm working 08:00 > 01:00 tomorrow and then exactly the same shift on Wednesday. With a 30min drive at each end of the shifts.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 27 2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

A whole turkey the fryer? How long does it take?
Forum: The Library Café Sep 5 2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Erm...

SNAP!


http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n177/SanAndreas0611/44897FD7-A53D-4354-9363-814C7F3FF0C8_zpsjnfdgpji.jpg...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 4 2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Gah! Just finished a re-read of the the Crystal Singer trilogy, why did she have stop there, I always want more when I read them!
Forum: The Library Café Aug 30 2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

The whole point of the ice bucket is because the shock/pain of the ice water hitting you is supposed to simulate, for a moment at least, the pain felt by ALS/MND sufferers.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 12 2014, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

He will always be Peter Pan to me... That and Genie from Aladdin.

I don't usually have an emotional reaction to celebrity deaths, but this one has triggered something in me.
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Aug 2 2014, 04:04 AM
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Views: 9,118
Posted By Simon
Re: Warner Bros. options The Dragonriders of Pern

After all this time, I hope they don't make the films. I like the Pern in my head and I want to keep it the way it has been since I first read the books decades ago. No film will match my...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 1 2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Mmmmmmmmm. Looks tasty!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 28 2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

It wouldn't set, which may or may not be a bad thing depending in what you want...

I've never really got into Nutella. I prefer chocolate spread (as in not nut based).
Forum: The Library Café Jul 28 2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Simon has made his!

The base is way too thick, but other than that, happy with it.

I used well beaten whipping cream with sugar and a little Xanthum gum instead of the cool whip and it seems...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 28 2014, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

I think I'll probably make it in stages, let the base set a bit, then add the filling and then let that set, finally melt the chocolate and then take it off the heat, still stirring, then just before...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 27 2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Oooh interesting, might have to switch out the Oreo's though, I'm not a fan.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 27 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,027
Posted By Simon
Re: What have you read lately?

A fair point about the language warning. It doesn't worry me so I didn't even think of adding a warning.

I actually read silkworm in hardback. First one I've read in ages. As I rule I don't buy...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 27 2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Both sound good, but i prefer to follow a recepie as written the first time and then build on it from there.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 27 2014, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

OK ladies and gents, I want to try out this (http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2014/03/no-bake-peanut-butter-twix-pie/) recipe. One of the ingredients it calls for is cool whip, this isn't something...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 26 2014, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Seconded...

Take it from someone who used to do 16+ hour chef shifts! make sure you move and stretch regularly. And if you can change shoes occasionally it does help!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 22 2014, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

They are awesome, it's our second time to this same festival. With the act we are seeing I'm not sure it will be especially romantic though. We're aiming to do the romantic but in a resturant before...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 22 2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,027
Posted By Simon
Re: What have you read lately?

I just finished 'The Cuckoos Calling' and 'Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith (http://robert-galbraith.com) who is J. K. Rowling writing under a pseudonym.

I found them good, fun, easy reads, but what...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 22 2014, 05:32 AM
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Views: 464,722
Posted By Simon
Re: What is happening

Woop woop

Got a date night tomorrow and going to see Frisky and Mannish (http://youtu.be/LjHRFkkGYgA) with me wife! (If I remember what she looks like...)

It's a cool venue too, it is in a...
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