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Offline Alandriel

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Beautiful daughter, lucky hubby, wonderful photography !!

WELCOME !!

hugs & Shmishes



awhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

That's sweet of you to say. Hug right back!  [;D]

Pssssst he's referring to a link to one of my websites that's visible from my stats.

Daughter has grown up a lot since that pic and is now 9 - time soooo flies  [:-\]
and I do miss my desert days, my wild roaming and diving days **********sigh*********
though I also love being in London
except for the dratted weather !!!!

But then it's all really in one's head and I'm not letting the blues get the better of me. Besides, now it's autumn and if just the sun would peak through I could go and take some more spectacular photos.
Weatherforecast has it raining all the coming week
I ain't believing them!!!!

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Happy Monday everyone!



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How rude..... I nearly forgot

ukmicky: thanks for the welcome. Another UKer? Where are you hailing from?

The pear cake is rather yumm kadie and when I have a bit more time on my hands I'll post the recipe over in Karen's thread. Will make a nice addition.

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Offline kdlynn

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thank you. i love pears. and cake!

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I found one picture in her posts from profile with a WOMEN MAN AND A LARGE TREE SEED i WONDERED WAS THE DAUGHTER NEIL SPEAKS OF THIS SEED, IS OUR SHEEPY DELUSIONAL OR ARE WE???

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Beautiful daughter, lucky hubby, wonderful photography !!

WELCOME !!

hugs & Shmishes



awhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

That's sweet of you to say. Hug right back!  [;D]

Pssssst he's referring to a link to one of my websites that's visible from my stats.

Daughter has grown up a lot since that pic and is now 9 - time soooo flies  [:-\]
and I do miss my desert days, my wild roaming and diving days **********sigh*********
though I also love being in London
except for the dratted weather !!!!

But then it's all really in one's head and I'm not letting the blues get the better of me. Besides, now it's autumn and if just the sun would peak through I could go and take some more spectacular photos.
Weatherforecast has it raining all the coming week
I ain't believing them!!!!

 [;D]
Happy Monday everyone!




Happy Monday I am going to look at your link! YAYYYYYYY! I did not see it there!

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Offline Karen W.

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Wonderful beautiful desert flowers and piccy's, but I don't see your daughter or husband!

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Wonderful beautiful desert flowers and piccy's, but I don't see your daughter or husband!

I couldn't find them either.
Carolyn

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I found lovely flowers and maybe hubby and Alandreil in her posts!

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I think neil did a bit more than just click on the link to the website.
He either googled or messed with the url  [;D]

clever bot!

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I think neil did a bit more than just click on the link to the website.
He either googled or messed with the url  [;D]

clever bot!

hee hee !!


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Men are the same as women, just inside out !

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...yayy !!..my bot-bot is klevur...YAYYYYYYYYYYY !!!
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...yayy !!..my bot-bot is klevur...YAYYYYYYYYYYY !!!

LOL yes it is clever!! LOL

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Awww, Neil is right!  What a lovely family!
Carolyn

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How did you see it!

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Offline Karen W.

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Nice thanks Carolyn! Neils right! Beautiful family. Great interests what got you interested in dessert plants, other then their beauty?

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what got you interested in dessert plants, other then their beauty?

Environmental issues mostly - that and bedouin culture in conjunction with the medicinal properties of the plants.
First a hobby, then it got a bit out of hand and I wrote a book about it.

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YAY!!! What happened to my n00b status?!?!?!!?

I'm not a n00b anymore?!?!?!?

I don't wanna grow up!!!  [:-'(] [:-'(] [:-'(]

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Offline Karen W.

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Those are some pretty good reasons to become so informed about them. That is cool.

Well on your way to the top, of what I am not sure yet~! LOL good luck JR.

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Well on your way to the top, of what I am not sure yet~!

Up is usually better than down, though I do like down also.

I think the uppest I've been is 4700something meters (almost the top of Mont Blanc in France)
and the lowest was -103m diving in the Red Sea
(when I still thought to be a lesser God that could go beyond certain limits; I was simply lucky!).



Lousy weather today! Even bunny next to me is sleeping all day

Yes - we've got a loop ear bun, did I mention that?

She squeeks and snores in  her sleep sometimes - hillarious!  [;D]

... yeah, it's pouring all day and I got already doused twice by cars  [:(!]

Which means our bat walk tonight is probably going to be, well, an interesting case study in case we see bats ------------------ next time LOL



***** and in other news *******

<<A vulture with an 8ft wingspan has escaped from a Scottish rescue centre.......  linky if you don't believe me

Owner explains: "Wee Man could go for about a week without food. He would not have a clue what to do. He's not an attacking bird."


.............. hide your cows I says.....  [;D] [;D]


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Offline Karen W.

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sounds like a cute bunny!

Do you like to travel?

Sounds like it might be a good book! You should pm the title to me. Those things interest me greatly!

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Hide your bunny, too.

Since I have been giving you a little rubbish in the Geology part of the board I will fall on my knees, kiss your feet, and offer my sword to m'Lady. I am the resident lecherous old man of ill repute around here. - ask some of the other women. I do be a geologer, and an oil and gas geologer at that, with nothing to interst me but rocks and women and at my age all I do is drool.

I am a grumpy old man,I have a nasty disposition and I like hurting little bugs - cockroaches, to be exact. But then that isn't a big deal were we have more roaches than any other thing where I live. (Did you know that if you tape a large cockroach to the middle of turn-table thingy in a Microwave, put it on "high" for about 10 minutes _NOTHING HAPPENS!!! These things are indistructable!

But I digress. Welcome tot he forum, mam, may your stay be as beautiful as your soul seems to be.

   
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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jimbob.. did you really do that? and... why did you think to put mr bug in mr microwave?

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Offline Karen W.

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LOL LOL ! poor whittle woaches haven't got chance in jim bobs house!

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i don't really feel bad for the bug... if we had roaches here i'd probably freak out. to get them here you have to live somewhere really really really gross and dirty.

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i've never actually seen one in person

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I have seen a dead one from tyhe natural history museum and it was a prehistoric cockroach it was monsterous! LOL

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ew... i'd hate to live somewhere where they were just walking around like ants... i think it's that they don't die... that bothers me. bugs shouldn't be that strong

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Oh for heaven’s sake, rise, rise Sir JimBob, you’re depositing too much grit on my Syrian carpets and that simply won’t do in the presence of a….. erm….. lady……. and THINK of the carpet, an ancient piece …. very valuable…. once belonged to the fabled Queen of Sheeba I’ve been told….


Quote from: Sir JimBob the bard
I am a grumpy old man,I have a nasty disposition

by George…..!  [:o]



Quote from: Sir JimBob the warrior
Did you know that if you tape…..
[edited to remove any references that might lead some animal rights people to some serious…..]

On my word!!!  [:o] [:o]






What else can we possibly try then?

Nuke ‘em?

I’ve pondered in the past the feasibility of stuffing a giant rocket full off …. (leave that to your imagination) and then ….kazoooooooom … into outer space. Let them find their own planet.... preferrably in another galaxy.



But I digress.
 [;D]

Thank you kindly for your warm welcome.
That’s an awfully big pair of shoes you’ve given me to fill.






And now gchhhhhh…… shoooooooooooooo
No more roach talk in my thread. And that’s a threat!

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ooops! [:o]


100 posts over 4 days ~ I'm doing rather well for someone that vowed not to touch another MB ever again  [:o]




Please do me a favor - and let me know when I'm getting tedious or boring.......
One thing I'd never want, and that is to outstay my welcome.


Bye everyone, see you probably after the weekend ~ have a great time (it flies far too fast)



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Please do me a favor - and let me know when I'm getting tedious or boring.......
One thing I'd never want, and that is to outstay my welcome.


Bye everyone, see you probably after the weekend ~ have a great time (it flies far too fast)

Hmmm.  Don't see that happening.  You're a welcome addition!

Have a great weekend.
Carolyn

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You have done well Alandriel! We enjoy your rattling.. at least you you have something interesting to rattle on about... I just rattle.. LOL!

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        missed me?






Just kidding of course. [;D] [;D] [;D]

This week has been nothing but horrible  [:(!] which makes me suspect that earth is currently zooming through a spectacularly difficult and tense astrological configuration................... or something.
Surely I can't blame it all on just my hormones???

On the good side though - it only can get better, right?


Quick, someone, say something nice to me before I murder something......

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um... i can't think under pressure... i... hmmm... that's a beautiful shirt!

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Yes things must get better and we have missed you! I know how you are feeling... Iv'e been there..... Hugs Hope your week gets much better!

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Hi Kadie.. You two look gorgeous today! step up to that mirror and smile at yourself and wink at that beautiful sexy women looking back at you and tell your self you are one good looking hot chick and are beautiful! Then smile again.... and have a terrific DAY!

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****** clenches teeth and make a face like a croc *******************



yeah, better!  ***suddenly feels empowered *****

Interesting what a set of lovely biters can do to self esteeem!  [;D]

LOL - seriously though. Isnt' it just simply unfair how things just spiral and then there's very little to stop the momentum until it kind of has spiraled itself out? Or at least that's how it can feel at times.

Monday - I forget to charge my phone (which primarily functions as my alarm clock since I tend to forget it at home when I step out for the school run and then have to chase up min 10 missed calls depending on just when exactly I step back in) and therefore had to almost run to school, a very irrate bra... erm... kid in tow. Not good for my bloodpressure at all

Tuesday - computer crashes and I spend 10 hours trying to fix the blasted thing. Plus I get wet 4 times as I'm too distracted to pack a brolly when I'm out on the school run again

Wednesday - credit card company calls and checks for security reasons if I've bought this morning £ 2500 worth of Tiffany jewellery.  I wish I had....  Later that day my shopping does not get delivered because of a cancelled credit card. After much negotiation and pleading they finally do deliver, at 11.30pm (!!!) but only about 50% as the store is 'in a very bad state and terribly understocked we're ever so sorry Madam but there's nothing we can do. We've been simply overwhelmed with orders' ...... yeah right!

Thursday - I'm still chasing up the wedding gift for friends of ours that ought to have been delivered by Monday and by now I know all Beethoven symphonies by heart. What happens when you combine DHL and Selfridges -- disaster, let me tell you! Add to that queueing at the post office for over an hour only to be told that I'd have to first fill in from 657 (or whatever) and got sent back to the end of another queue. After 40 mins in *that* queue I finally get to the clerk who every so sweetly tells me that they've run out of that particular form and that I should try........ I never heard the rest.


And the final straw was that the heel of my favorite shoes broke. Curse all cobble streets!


Did you know that you cannot find a pair of charcoal greay, nice looking low heeled leather boots in all of London?



But at least I have a lovely shirt. Thanks Kadie!!!  [;D] [;D] [;D]



.................... where's the chocolate?

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I don't know but when you find it sharsies! LOL!  I am sorry your week was so disjointed and off balance. Maybe some meditation at the start this week will be beneficial! Some calm time...


I hope it gets better.

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WOW Alandriel!!!  What a beast of a week you've had.  Glad to see you back here though.  You should keep plenty of root beer on hand.  It makes everything better. [;D]
Carolyn


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Offline Karen W.

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Thanks IKO! YUMMMMY! Nice link! IKO Beautiful Places, And you have me car there too! My alfie! LOL!
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Oh.................. IKO - you just saved my life!!!!! [;D]


mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......................

- but not my favorite  [unquote from a certain movie]
 [;)]

Two weeks of midterm holidays with sniffles and flu

what is one to do ?!?!



Picture of the day



Hope yours a good one  [:)]

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Too bad, sorry your off and sick! Feel better soon.

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not me - my daughter.

Poor thing...... only Indiana Johnes could put a smile on her face today. I'm just challanged to come up with things that will make her smile....


Thanks Karen for your kind words [:)]

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Well Now that is easy fix.. Indiana JOnes it tis! ME TOO ME TOO! I love Harrison ford and that series! LOL!

Your welcome, hope she feels better!

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A wee celebration is in order:


It's been a month - a month that TNS became my new online home

a month that you tolerated me, laughed with me and wondered with me
four weeks and many new friends  [;D] and 266 posts  [::)] [;D]

THANK YOU

you're a bunch of truly knowledgeable, caring, wonderful people



Salut - to your health and mine and that of this fabulous place




Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare

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Happy one month celebration!

You are a true

 








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Awesome! I liked the funny cat and the different types of chocolates.Thanks for sharing with us.

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