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  1. Ggrand
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    30 December 2018 in reply to Croix

    Hello Dear Croix, waves to Moon Geoff and all,

    Just calling in to wish you a happy new year.....I am hoping with all my hope that next year will bring you some wellness and peace....just little gift of a rainbow 🌈 and a dove of peace..🕊....

    I am wishing you all the best only in 20019...

    Grandy...

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    30 December 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Dear Grandy - and Moon~

    Thank you for thinking of me, I too wish you wellness, a year of constant improvement and nice surprises.

    I can't match rainbows or doves but found the horse off a carousel, and 🎠think it is appropriate, it's not designed to go anywhere, but exists purely for pleasure and to make people feel good. Sometimes one forgets how important that is.

    Grandy: did you get your liqueur filled chocolates?

    Moon: do you have your next engagement lined up as yet?

    Croix

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    30 December 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Ggrand, wishing you and everyone else a Happy New Year.

    Geoff.

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    31 December 2018 in reply to Croix

    Dear Mr Croix and everyone hi 😊 How's your health Croixy man I've been thinking quite often and hoping you're continuing on the improve. This should help you along 🍎 bit tight on the 🍫 atm soz.

    Arent the hedgehogs cute Aussie versions are larger well my thoughts that the Echidna looking similar are same family but don't know.

    What lovely memories of your parents leaving milk, Mum and Dad did too and treats for Xmas. They're very timid little cuteys.

    They use to in NZ have metal plates on the power line posts so possums couldnt climb up and eat the lines, may still do.

    The Katipo spider I looked up as I'd heard sadly the Red back got introduced to NZ and is in the same genus as them. SO many insects in Oz bite and are bigger.

    Love Grandys moving poem to you and spot on. To quote one of her lines "Shy and timid I was of you for my respect for you is high" I too have enourmous respect for you.

    Wishing you, Mrs Walrus 😆 sshhh don't tell her & family and everyone here a very happy new year, good health and peace 🕊

    Thank you for your support Croixy and kind hearted help to so many.

    Little extra for your growing collection 😁 🐣🐁🐢 Go easy Champ 🤗 think you're a hugger.

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    31 December 2018 in reply to Croix

    Hello Dear Croix,

    HAPPY NEW YEAR...DEAR MR CROIX...I’m wishing you a better year then last year with your health and peace......

    No I haven got my liquor chocolates yet, but on the day that I’m allowed home I will buy myself a small box...I’m making that my reward to me....so I can try hardest to get well and go home...I love the little horse carousel, thank you very much....

    Hows you collection going now dearest croixy, I have a beautiful rose... I want to give you today for your kindness, care and wise words you say to me....🌹...

    Thank you Dear Croix for being you....

    Sending you my love and hugs 💚💚🤗🤗..

    Grandy...

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  6. Moonstruck
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    1 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix....in answer to your question....I have thrown my hat in the ring, so to speak, (if you can bear metaphors...of course you can) the decision still hangs in the balance , but I am not on tenterhooks in the interim....que sera sera...and the band played on........and the smoke goes up the chimney just the same!!

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    1 January 2019

    Dear All~

    It's nice to see you all and think it lovely you came here.

    I had a change this new year already. Normally I try to walk up the street in the evening for exercise, it is mostly pretty boring as there is a block and a half of houses before getting to the two paddocks at the end. I spend most of the time looking forward to getting to the paddocks to see if there are any possums, bandicoots or other wildlife.

    Instead my partner took me in her car to a riverbank where we walked along an easy path beside it. She had remembered some stale bread and we fed ducks, geese, cooks, native hens and little baby birds, with Foxy Dog held back at a distance.

    Then we walked along, and saw what looked for all the world like a toy boat motoring though the water, it was a platypus. Not something I see every day. A lovely way to start the year.

    DB: yes the power poles have metal bands to stop possums climbing up, seems to work.

    Grandy: do you like a mix of liqueurs, or one particular sort in your chocolates?

    Geoff: I hope you and your little dog had a good new year's eve.

    Moon: what hat?

    Croix

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  8. Moonstruck
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    3 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    "a rose by any other name" Croix....or to recall the Aussie version by C J Dennis...."what's in a name?" she says and then she sighs....and clasps 'er little 'ands and rolls 'er eyes".....

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    3 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Glad you had that nice sounding change of scenery Mr Croixy. Change is healthy I think.

    Take care of yourself you're very cared about

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    3 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Hello Croix,

    What a beautiful surprise your partner gave you, sound beautiful....walking along an easy path and feeding all those beautiful wild birds must have been quality Mindfulness.....I’m sure brought a pleasant smile to your face...😁...Love the little toy boat.....I have never seen a real platypus before.....

    Croix, I enjoy so much any liquor inside a chocolate, The ones I buy are usually shaped like a bottle, and when they melt and then burst in your mouth...it’s so yummy....mmmmm x 100000000 times.😂🤣😂....

    I hope your doing well Mr Croix...sending you some love.💚 ( If that’s okay )...and some hugs 🤗🤗...

    Grandy👼...

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    3 January 2019 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    I guess you threw away your 'H's with that hat. I'm sure Doreen kept hers in at least one version.

    On a happier note pets soak up love, petting and food in equal quantities, and are very flexible. A bit of your pets bedding to go with him and I"m sure he will thrive. I'm sure your motto is only the best will do when choosing accommodation (goodness I'm starting to sound like Stuart Wagstaff).

    Croix

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    3 January 2019 in reply to Ggrand

    Dear Grandy, with a wave to DB~

    You are quite right, that change was so beautiful that we repeated it tonight, though I struggled a lot with the walking, but the wildlife gobbled down the stale bread with great enjoyment and lots of squabbling.

    I was thinking about your trip to the supermarket with the Flourish members. If you could afford it you could search for some liqueur chocolates, maybe even give them one each out the packet (just one, would not wish to overdo things:) The task of looking and anticipation might help - what do you think?

    Croix

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    3 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix...if you've got 'em drop 'em i say.....(names that is)...yeah, old Waggers....saw him in a couple of stage shows once...met him afterwards along with Rowena Wallace, Maggie Kirkpatrick...can't remember who else. One "name" I was delighted to meet many years ago was John Inman. "I'm Freee".from Are you Being Served? he was lovely in his pink tracksuit...and oh, too many to remember so early in the morning!

    As Doreen would say or rather sing.. "Life's wotcha make it".....

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    4 January 2019 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon

    It's amazing who you meet on the green. Actually I thought Mr Inman's best line was 'Menswear' given in a deep authoritative voice on answering the telephone

    -C

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  15. Moonstruck
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    4 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Oh yes that's right...so he did!.....oh Croix there are so many more I could drop...let's see, who would be safe to mention to preserve anonymity....(probably already blown it in my own home town anyway)...um...how about Eartha Kitt? is she still alive?...what a gravelly voice she has and you know, up close, she really does look like a cat! Patrick McNee (Steed from The Avengers, I think he could be dead now too)......that'll do for now I think.

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    5 January 2019 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    You can certainly drop names, your meetings encompass a large variety of people for whom I can see no obvious bowling connection, I guess they must have been covert bowlers.

    Yes sadly they have both passed away. I remember Ms Kitt in "What's My Line" in the late 50's and of course Patrick MacNee as Major The Hon. John Wickham Gascoyne Beresford Steed MC in the early 60's. He was - and is still - exactly how I'd like to be, complete with bowler and umbrella. (I am a realistic person after all and realize I'm not going to make a very convincing Arnie).

    Croix (even walruses can daydream:)

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    5 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Mr Croixy ☺

    Funny I thought of you today well wasn't funny that I thought of you 😄 but somewhere actually oops it was yesterday actually I saw two piles with the metal bands here somewhere but no clue as to why.

    Hope you're healths improving even if frustratingly slowly.

    Would love to send you some healing vibes virtually so here's some airborn ones ☄and of course another to add to your growing collection. Can't say Grandy and I don't look after you 😉

    Go easy good man 🌹🤗

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    6 January 2019 in reply to demonblaster

    Dear DB

    I've absolutely why pile of metal bands would remind you of me, but that's ok:)

    You are right, I am looked after, you, Grundy, Moon and everyone, it's lovely.

    I'm glad you are finding some phone support, not perfect but hopefully a bit of a help.

    Ta for the healing vibes. 🍕(I could not find one of vibes so thought a pizza slice might do)

    Croix

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    6 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    😆 cause of our chat re possums chomping on the lines.

    Loven the pizza thanks

    You're SO very deserving of support.

    Thanks Croixy 🤗

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    8 January 2019 in reply to demonblaster

    🤣 Soz Croixy I only just registered duh it was meant to say two poles not piles 😂

    Hope your days going well 🐭 closest I could get to a possum

    Any 🍕 left? Cause I'm good like that I bought you some 🍟 well there's a few left 😶

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    8 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Dear Sir Croix and all your fans,

    When Deebs said she thought of you when she saw poles with metal rings on, I imagined it was because she had been near a jetty and seen pylons (I think they have metal bands?) and imagined a walrus having a sunbake on the wharf.

    I'm a bit behind on the convo, but when Moon said she threw her hat in the ring and you asked "what hat?" I felt sure the answer should have been her Bowler Hat?

    I had a pleasant experience with that book site I mentioned, world of books. One of the books I had ordered was not available in their australian stockpile, so they sent it from their London warehouse and it was still free postage! It was one of the sequels to How Green Was My Valley, and it's in perfect condition, looks brand new and is a 1960 edition.

    I liked hearing about your new evening walk routine. It's nice to change things up occasionally. Mrs Birdy and I have recently been going for an evening swim in the ocean - it has changed the whole feel of the afternoon and nighttime. Refreshing.

    🌻birdy

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    8 January 2019 in reply to Birdy77

    😅 love to ya tweety and that'd be Mrs tweety wouldn't it 🤗

    Hi Croixy and all ☺

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    8 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Hello, Mr Croixy, and all.😁..

    No unfortunately I haven’t gotten my liquor chocolates yet.....I will definitely buy them when I leave this hospital if that ever happens....Have you tried them from big W...So yummy....I wish I could buy a box or two and we all could meet for a chocolate morning tea..😅😂..We could get tipsy eating the liquor chocolate....The best two things in the world combined into one....Chocolate and good friends.....What more could one ask for?...

    Please Croixy, take good care of you the best you can..and Mrs Croix you also take good care of you.....

    Thanks for your support Croixy, I value you and your words so much.....A big bunch of flowers 💐..for you big caring heart...

    Love and hugs..💜🤗..

    Grandy..

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    8 January 2019 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Lovely , Hope your well and you can get out soon to the chocolate shop ...will send a couple of boxes your way ...

    Hope you have a good sleep

    love and hugs xxxx

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    12 January 2019 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix...just reassuring you my pet is back with me and seems to have been very well cared for. I think he is glad to see me and settled back...didn't think I would miss him so much. You remember how devastated I have been for years now...about the mysterious cruel disappearance of my long time companion before him?....I have to admit I've hardly thought much about him since getting this new little guy...too focused on caring for the pet that's here....I was in a bad way, the grieving would not stop.

    Does this mean I am being disloyal to my first dearly loved companion? that I have virtually stopped looking and hoping? I thought I would never give up on finding him....have I let him down?

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    12 January 2019 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    At some point most of us have to stop the intense grieving and look at life with more focused eyes. It does not mean our love is any the less, just we have expanded to love another as well.

    That's how it should be. As an example my first wife, who sadly had plenty of time to mull things over, wanted me to find another, which when she passed away I did. This did not mean I loved my first wife less, just I came to love another too. As tie went on my thoughts of my first wife became less frequent -and happier.

    It by some unlikely quirk of fate your original pet reappeared you would be overjoyed, despite any practical difficulties. You are the same inside as you have always been.

    You have not let your first pet down, it is a tribute to the relationship you had you wish to repeat the experience, now you have another to rejoice with, that's all.

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    23 February 2019 in reply to Croix

    Hello Mr Croix..

    Thank you for giving me a wave...your hand’s green, have you been painting, or maybe wearing a green garden glove 😁..

    I just wanted to wave back to you 👋...Hello dear Croix..I hope you are feeling well...Oh here are some flowers for Mrs Croix..💐...

    Love and hugs dear friend..💜🤗..

    Grandy....

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    23 February 2019 in reply to Ggrand

    Dear Grandy,~

    I hope you are managing, being home has lots of challenges, though I'm sure the fur babies will help a lot.

    Ta for the hug and bouquet, I had no idea the hand was green, I certainly don't have a green thumb. I have as much gardener in me as Wal Footrot who prunes Auntie Dolly's roses with a chainsaw.

    (If you have no idea what I'm on about you can Google: Wal Footrot and Auntie Dolly)

    To answer your question from the other thread it was a fresh-water lake in the middle of the South Island. You got there by a big launch then transferred to the little boats on arrival. The only swimming involved was if you did not make that transfer properly:)

    I've no idea how deep the water was, it was still black and cold right inside the cave system and frankly both my partner and I were too transfixed by the sight to even think of swimming or anything else.

    It's funny how one can be very glad it happened, and sad it finished and probably will not be repeated, an indelible memory anyway.

    Croix

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    24 February 2019 in reply to Croix

    Hello Croix,

    I agree being at home has challenges, some days I’m good, others not so good and at times I’m trying to survive until the next day....My grass needs a mow, it’s a nice cool day to do it...but it’s Sunday..it’s a no no out here to cut grass or be noisey on Sunday...If I started my mower up the whole village would hear it..there’s only 4 streets in the village I live in..so Today my anxiety is high because I’m not allowed to do something I want and needs to do today.....Next week will probably be to hot again to mow...

    I remember Footrots Flats...it was a comic strip in the Sunday Mirror...it was when I was a child I have forgotten what I have read...but do remember the characters so very well...

    I love a colourful flowers etc, but dislike the weeding I was really enthusiastic when I bought this place, made a nice little garden...it looked good, then came the weeding..I tried but couldn’t keep on top of it.. my back gets to sore (arthritis)...to weed plus it’s a job I don’t like, plus the drought, my garden has a few geraniums left, and some succulents..They seem to be hardy and survived the frost and drought...

    Sounds very cold, I hope no one ever took a swim while transferring boats...It would be a really special and beautiful memory to bring to the surface occasionally....I like caves...but cannot go into them comfortably...without fear of them collapsing..silly I know...

    One more question if it’s okay, New Zealand have a warbirds air show I think every 2nd year.have you ever been to one...I like the sound and look of the spitfire mk2..and the mustang p51d..is awesome..

    I hope your day is good Croix...🙋🏻‍♀️..bye for now...

    Grandy..

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    24 February 2019 in reply to Ggrand

    Dear Grandy~

    Well, if it does get hot the grass will slow down it's growth, and if not maybe you can mow during the week. You must have rather strict neighbors. I regularly mow on a Sunday, but don't start till 10.00am.

    Weeding -yuck.

    I really liked Footrot Flats and have all the comic strip books. When I went to NZ I looked for the place, or Raupo (the nearest town where Cheeky Hobson has La Parisienne Hairdressing Salon in Te Kooti Street. Sadly all fiction:)

    I've no idea about warbirds I'm afraid, I'm sure DB would know with her knowledge of the Island of the Long White Cloud.

    I read the account of flying the Spitfire by one of the youngest pilots of the RAF in WW2, his name was Geoffrey Wellum and the book was called First Light, an amazing and human tale of a very young man who had to deal with war, and survives.

    I don't have an emoji of a Spitfire or Mustang, will a Vespa do🛵?

    I hope your day is good too

    Croix

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