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Forum: The Library Café Yesterday, 07:34 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

I can't use latex - but then, neither can my Doctor! At least that means there's no argument about it.
Forum: Games and Miscellany May 19 2022, 08:32 AM
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Forum: The Library Café May 19 2022, 08:29 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

A mind-picture for you Ginny. Imagine a broad-leafed, dark green grass, about six feet high. The grass leaves can either be pointing upward, or droop from about three-quarters of the way up. Above...
Forum: The Library Café May 18 2022, 08:03 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

My Christmas tree stays up all year in a dark corner of the landing on my staircase. But it is not a tree. It is made out of the flower stalks of a New Zealand Flax plant (phormium tenax) By the...
Forum: Games and Miscellany May 17 2022, 07:40 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany May 17 2022, 07:39 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany May 14 2022, 08:37 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany May 10 2022, 07:13 AM
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Forum: The Library Café May 8 2022, 08:50 AM
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Re: Mother's day

Thank you. I enjoyed a nice meal with my son and daughter-in-law in the sheltered courtyard of a nearby pub. And discovered that the trouble with my new phone isn't just that I don't know how to...
Forum: The Library Café May 7 2022, 05:32 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

Keep it up Ginny - your typing is coming out well, not nearly so many double letters and scrambled words. Hoping that will make reading much easier too.

I lost my own Mum late last year - she was...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 27 2022, 07:36 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

So today I went to ask a "Vodafone Ninja" how to pay the account for my new phone by internet banking. After explaining that I had no intention of putting my banking on my phone until I knew how to...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 27 2022, 06:13 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 26 2022, 07:30 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 24 2022, 08:37 AM
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Re: Word Association

ANZAC (Well, it is Anzac day today)
Forum: The Library Café Apr 11 2022, 08:13 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

I got told that a sum of money coming from Ireland was going to be paid by "Eurocheque."
Who still does cheques? Certainly my bank doesn't accept them.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 9 2022, 08:32 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Apr 4 2022, 08:08 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

Someone laughed at me and said: "Galaxy A 12 - That's only an entry level phone, you'll just have to ask the nearest 12 year old to explain it to you. If it was really complicated one you'd have to...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 2 2022, 07:40 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

I got a new phone today, I'd been using a dumb-phone and my eldest son forgot that and sent me a video of himself, his partner and two young sons for my birthday. Which I didn't get on my dumb phone...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 31 2022, 07:08 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

They're a mixed bag, aren't they - even in the same department. I like it when a specialist asks if they can have a student observing. The student knows all the intelligent questions to ask and the...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 29 2022, 07:14 AM
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 29 2022, 07:12 AM
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Re: Washing Clothing and otherstuff, what is used to keep niced?

You probably mean linen, Ginny. It's made out of a plant with a little blue flower, which also produces linseed, a dietary supplement. It's often fed to show animals and horses to improve their...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 23 2022, 06:56 AM
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Re: Washing Clothing and otherstuff, what is used to keep niced?

Keeping the special wear good - unfortunately Anne doesn't tell us what the clothes were made of, it might be wool, linen, cotton, or some local fibre. She mentions "sweetsand" for bathing, but I...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 22 2022, 07:03 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 22 2022, 07:01 AM
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 21 2022, 05:18 AM
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Re: Dragonriders/Marriage

Some weyrfolk partner for life, some don't, and some are promiscuous. If you strip "marriage" or espousal of its religious connotations then it's to secure legitimacy of inheritance of some kind. ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 21 2022, 05:10 AM
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Re: If a gold couldn't fly...

If the queen couldn't fly high enough then both dragons would crash, and you'd lose the Queen and the bronze.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 18 2022, 07:08 AM
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 13 2022, 07:29 AM
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Re: Domick and Menolly

When I first joined The Kitchen Table, it was part of her website. I just missed seeing her on it, but part of the attraction was the fact that the person who introduced me to the The Kitchen Table...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 7 2022, 05:54 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 5 2022, 05:19 AM
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Re: Word Association

roads - as in all roads lead to ...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 5 2022, 05:18 AM
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Re: New MoM playground?

I think we might be needing more popcorn too. Meanwhile the kittens are chasing it all round the floor while their mother has taken her seat on top of the roomba and is enjoying the ride.
Forum: The Library Café Mar 3 2022, 07:00 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

I wondered why my favourite coffee shop and roastery packed himself, his coffee machines, and his roastery up and went to USA - Arizona, I think.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 26 2022, 10:12 PM
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Forum: The Library Café Feb 24 2022, 06:16 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

My landline spam callers are definitely Indian. They usually tell me that there is a problem with my Spark internet and they need to access my computer to fix it. Then I tell them that my provider...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 24 2022, 05:38 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 13 2022, 06:07 AM
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 11 2022, 07:30 AM
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Re: New Pern Books !

According to research I've been doing tonight, quarantine measures didn't stop it because the most recent outbreak was in Madagascar in 2021. It is also known in Africa, Asia, South America and USA....
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 29 2022, 06:15 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Jan 28 2022, 06:50 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

We have a few advantages - like having a Prime Minister who took Covid seriously from the beginning, assembled a team of experts and set up a comprehensive testing routine, being an island nation...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 27 2022, 06:24 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is Happening, part II

BD1 Mine hurt for about two days after all three of the shots (Pfizer) - also the right arm because I have a massive scar on my left arm. And it's a nuisance not being able to reach up because your...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 23 2022, 06:02 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Jan 22 2022, 04:39 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

There wasn't much to see, just a tiny twinkly dot moving across the sky. We were on a dairy farm up a narrow country lane five miles out of town so there wasn't any light pollution. I just looked...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 22 2022, 04:15 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: New MoM playground?

I heard a different version of the story today during a tribute programme on the radio. According to them he'd had the nickname since he was a baby. Can't say whether that's true or not.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 21 2022, 06:07 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

I can remember climbing through a neighbour's farm hedge to find a place with a clear view of the Sputnik I as it went over, probably with my grandmother, because she was the one who was always...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 17 2022, 05:32 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Jan 13 2022, 06:31 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

I'm OK, but that one freaked me out for a bit. It was reported all over New Zealand, which is unusual. Fortunately this house stands up to earthquakes well, it's very solid. We're sitting on top...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 12 2022, 06:46 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

They'd scarper. Or you'd hear about it. What's been happening here is a 5.8 earthquake just before midnight. Noisy affair, rattled all my sash windows and the desk I was working at. Classified as...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2022, 06:26 AM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

My tree isn't a tree, so it stays up all year in a dark landing near the top of my stairwell. This year I had the "tree" but only three decorations, because I'd spent a week back in Tauranga for my...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 5 2022, 05:41 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

Just one question - is that dropped floor in the back part of the wheelchair adaptation? It looks as if you've got enough head height to make a couple of drop-in storage trays to make a level floor....
Forum: The Library Café Jan 4 2022, 05:47 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

You didn't think of golf caddy? According to Wikipedia it's a small van and was never marketed in the US under that name.
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