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Forum: Games and Miscellany Yesterday, 06:46 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Feb 14 2018, 08:36 AM
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Re: What is happening

It's the live aspect of the tour that makes it so fantastic I think. Our guide was one of the model makers and he told us what it was like working with the different people and how some of the...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 8 2018, 07:24 AM
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Re: What is happening

I'm with P'ter - I'd rather spend the day on the canal bank. Though I'd probably get distracted from the task of the day by looking at all the plants and trying to see how many of them I was...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 5 2018, 07:01 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Feb 2 2018, 07:18 AM
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Re: What is happening

No, a cyclone is a hurricane in the Pacific Ocean. We just had one combined with supermoon king tides with some dramatic results.
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Forum: The Library Café Feb 1 2018, 06:57 AM
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Re: What is happening

Wonder why I stayed home today?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/101100040/remnants-of-cyclone-fehi-unleashes-havoc-in-wellington
Forum: The Library Café Jan 30 2018, 07:25 AM
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Re: What is happening

Just to show how smart he is.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 21 2018, 06:45 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 21 2018, 06:44 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

It reappears around the neck of a handsome Clydesdale, who clops past towing a dray upon which the Hendersons of Fordell are still carousing - with Scotch, of course!

Inserts a bottle of (very...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 19 2018, 05:36 AM
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Re: What is happening

Good luck with that one, Brenda. I hope you get a good place.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 15 2018, 07:28 AM
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Re: What is happening

Half a young rabbit or pheasant, or the head and tail of a golf-course rat, or, worse, a live one. Especially when you are trying to impress an important overseas guest ...

Said guest was later...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 15 2018, 07:13 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

The plaid on kilt and bagpipes is Henderson of Fordell. The entire clan Henderson pours out of the machine yelling "The Hendersons are here!" They follow their piper over the horison.

Inserts a...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 14 2018, 07:53 AM
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Re: What is happening

I have - my sisters used to play it endlessly when they were learning the piano. Best defense against a real kitten on real keys was a covered, slightly springy laptop riser and a big corner...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 13 2018, 08:25 AM
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Re: What is happening

I'd forgotten my nightcap chocolate drink, Allen, it was stowed well away from the keyboard. I meant "juggling" quite literally - Tiamat was walking backwards and forwards across my keyboard and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 13 2018, 08:12 AM
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Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

I beg to differ. Pigs are very smart indeed. Their intelligence level is somewhere near that of dogs. However, pigs, goats, horses and even cattle can destroy indigenous ecosystems when they go...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2018, 06:41 AM
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Re: What is happening

I like your halloween dragon, Mawra.
And I'm trying to juggle a keyboard and a very persistent black Siamese cat.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 9 2018, 07:49 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

The machine scuttles around sideways trying to rid itself of the crab, which has hidden in its inner workings.

Inserts a large seagull to deal with the crab.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 9 2018, 07:45 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Jan 9 2018, 07:44 AM
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Re: What is happening

I'm here most days too, but don't always have anything to say.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 31 2017, 07:21 AM
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Re: What is happening

A happy, safe and healthy New Year to all.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 31 2017, 07:16 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 31 2017, 07:15 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

The machine posts out a note "Merry everything and happy always, Have a happy, safe and healthy New Year."

Inserts a used New Year firework shell.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 29 2017, 07:16 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 24 2017, 05:27 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 16 2017, 07:20 AM
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Re: Word Association

"Wind in the Willows."
Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 14 2017, 11:17 PM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 10 2017, 06:49 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 1 2017, 07:57 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

Santa emerges, licking his lips and looking around for more ...

Inserts one Christmas elf.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 1 2017, 07:55 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Nov 28 2017, 06:11 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Nov 26 2017, 05:28 AM
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Re: What is happening

That's pretty much guaranteed if there's babies or small children involved.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Nov 25 2017, 07:22 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Nov 20 2017, 07:23 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Nov 20 2017, 07:20 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Nov 19 2017, 06:58 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

The entire cast of "Riverdance" dances out and down the road, followed by their stage crew.

Inserts the Beehive, complete with politicians.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Nov 19 2017, 06:51 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Nov 11 2017, 04:39 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

It comes out beautifully set as the centrepiece of an amber necklace.

Inserts three red Anzac poppies and an Armistice Day commemoration programme.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Nov 7 2017, 06:49 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Nov 2 2017, 06:54 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Oct 23 2017, 08:18 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Oct 16 2017, 08:20 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

It bounces around in the machine with a horrible clatter, is ejected at speed, ricochets off a concrete wall and a passing rubbish truck before landing at your feet - without a scratch or a chip.
...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Oct 14 2017, 08:20 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Oct 14 2017, 08:19 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Generally, I hang up on them. Being told that there's a problem with my account at a bank I've never used in my life is usually a dead giveaway!
Forum: Games and Miscellany Oct 13 2017, 08:49 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Oct 9 2017, 08:59 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Oct 8 2017, 08:04 AM
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Re: The Universal Vending Machine

It rolls itself into a trumpet and tootles off into the distance searching for the right hairpiece.

Inserts a teeter-totter, one end painted blue, the other red and green, with a local politician...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Oct 8 2017, 07:56 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Oct 8 2017, 07:55 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Oct 8 2017, 07:53 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Good luck with all the health problems, and a safe and quick recovery.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Oct 1 2017, 08:16 AM
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