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  1. demonblaster
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    13 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Hi Monsieur Croixy man 🐧 and everyone ☺

    Bit of a 😆 when word predict put up monster when I was writing Monsieur

    I think often of people I care about and our dear warrior Magic 🐒 beat me to asking how you're going.

    Shame about the walking if I remember you said you're not up to. The memories can be good triggers

    I miss mine but intend to start doing babysteps. Couple of short hills here will do for a starter with my darling. It's refreshing being out and looking around isn't it.

    Hopefully the nice cranky pants Duck will always give you peaceful no maybe wrong word ... how bout amusing memories and of the water. Hope you get to do this again in the future.

    How's the body and back behaving otherwise and your mh?

    I woke way too early today to be hearing the birdies chatting but how beautiful I think was a Butcher Bird. I think they have more than one call. This was a slow smooth solid sound in batches of maybe 2/3 varying tunes but that's just one type of their sounds I think the others similar or is a warbler. Not thinking of Magpie they have a superb warbler.

    Looking forward to walking in water in the summer. Gotta be something good about it blaghh to the heat. Would that maybe be easier for you

    Don't know if you had any summer in Auckland. The temps there are max around 26 ° but equivalent to a steamy 34 plus here. Humidity's high there. It's similar to Melbourne with 4 seasons of weather in minutes at times.

    Hope is it angry cat or Cranky cats behaving and other puddy tats good and of course you're lovely Mrs Croixy ☺

    I think of youse sitting in front of the fire. Such a cosy scene in winter.

    Ok so take good care Mr very valued appreciated Croixy. You're a very wise man and kind helping people like you do and an absolute master at expressing yourself. Only thing missing is you need to learn the real lingo. NZ'ese 😅

    Hope you're taking note of a mere slither of only 7 emojis today. My ...what a treat. I figure at least you put random out so I can return the favour only occasionally mind you (winking emoji)

    Hmmmm must round up the band...being Grandy and I to check out the acoustics on your Iceberg. Might just have to move a few things out the way so we can set up if you don't mind there Mr. I know you'd have to be missing our band practice.

    See yaz, take good care always. (( hugs)) to anyone needing. Finding ways around emoji limit lol

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    13 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    This thing all things devours;
    Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
    Gnaws iron, bites steel;
    Grinds hard stones to meal;
    Slays king, ruins town,
    And beats mountain dow
    n.”

    Hint: Alter the spelling, make it cross and think of a bank you know

    -C

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    13 October 2020 in reply to demonblaster

    Dear DB

    Actually I prefer your way around emojis, mainly becuse I do not know what they all mean.

    No, back a nuisance, I was out to a strange building in town today and had to estimate the number of footsteps before deciding to go, a right pain. Still I went to an interesting event, it was worth it.

    Now you leave my (heated) iceberg alone. Saw off part of NZ and float on that. I don't think I've ever been to Auckland except to disembark from a plane and hire a car (then headed south looking for Footrot Flats.).

    It was the first year NZ had GST and we had lots of 'negotiations' about adding extra to marked prices.

    One day Mrs C and I will take the train from the of of the North to around the South Island, a lovely way to travel with a boat trip in the middle. I'll take her to see the glowworms.

    It's nice to hear from you, you sound in good spirits despite those pesky birds waking you up early,

    We have Superb Wrens 🐦, who do not arise until a civilized hour.

    (Monster) Croix

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    13 October 2020 in reply to Croix
    Croix said:

    Dear Moon~

    This thing all things devours;
    Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
    Gnaws iron, bites steel;
    Grinds hard stones to meal;
    Slays king, ruins town,
    And beats mountain dow
    n.”

    Hint: Alter the spelling, make it cross and think of a bank you know

    -C

    Ummm Commonwealth??

    Have to tell you a funny story... I was in the city once upon a time and there was a HUGE Commonwealth Bank building with a painted ad on the side all over the windows...

    With the spelling Commonwealht Bank...LOL! I should have closed my account then...

    EM

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    14 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Sorry, wrong sort of bank

    -C

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  6. Moonstruck
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    15 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Perhaps ...a bank where the wild thyme grows...?

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    15 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    There is no fooling you is there? I believe at the time that was written at the end the 16th century thyme was supposed to aid sleep and ward off nightmares.

    Maybe I should try it :)

    The riddle of time itself came from a very much later (20th century) work

    Croix

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    15 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix, Moon, Eco...

    I was thinking about your riddle..it was way over my head, as most riddles are...Well done Moon for getting it right...

    I haven’t used thyme in my cooking..maybe I’ll give it a try..

    I read that people used to wear thyme around their necks when the Black Plague hIt...to help protect them....

    Grandy...

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    16 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    If you're right Croix.....my first stop will be the herb section of the supermarket...and will sprinkle thyme liberally all over my food, on my pillow, between the sheets...everywhere. So I might smell like a roast chicken? Doesn't matter....I will sleep soundly and have no nightmares..(perhaps an ass but no mares)...

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    16 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    I never had a chance at solving that riddle either Grandy lol!

    We can leave those to the others...

    Actually ROSEMARY is a brilliant herb to induce calm and sleep too.

    I love the smell of Lavender... that's supposed to help induce peaceful sleep also.

    I use lavender disinfectant to wash my floors... in the hopes the kids will sleep! lol.
    They do, it's peaceful here now.

    EM

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    16 October 2020 in reply to Ggrand

    Dear Grandy and All~

    I'm sure you can guess what this is:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jj4s9I-53g&list=PLBkPWPmDlcDF0YZUOuUBdje2ULzrDXeig&index=1

    -C

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    17 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    😄 (laughing)

    Croixy do you not know what the emojis are because on a PC they don't come out clear enough? Bit of a nuisance that. This one has the cutest shape mouth laughing and very slightly reddened cheeks. The artist or digital artist is very good these are the most descriptive visually I've ever seen. So much detail in the tiniest area. They're cute as.

    My high spirits was mania. Wow got a lot of jobbies done :D- wide mouth smile for anyone who doesn't know. I'm usually much the same but mania gives that extra dose of ecstasy

    Poor man backs are SO painful aren't they, they're our largest and I guess main body support. I can relate, lately I can only stand for short periods of time. Glad it was worth the effort. Well done pushing through Mr

    Ok so I spoke to my partner in crime...Mrs Beautiful they call her. Her Alias is Grandy and real names Sweetyheart...hard to keep up isnt it. We've decided to take a chunk of NZ lol at your suggest and sew them together so we can have there for summer and yours for winter. Loven the heated iceberg

    Sounds like something to look forward too, the trip to NZ when it happens. It's a beautiful country as here is too. Pristine water views and the hills and Green grass are beautiful. Did you notice the milks good. I guess down too Green healthy grass.

    Cool about the Wrens I'll squiz them. Well done with emoji. Love when you throw one in

    I'm not at all a politics person but I will say I was extremely impressed and proud of NZ taking on GST as I was when later Howard did too here. Huge change like that takes enormous courage to cop the stink from people not accepting change well. It worked for NZ I don't know about here.

    Hope your days a good one Mr and all & that everyone can search out at least one reason to smile today ☺

    🐧 (cutest little penguin ever which as Grandy saids the closest to a Walrus here)

    Go easy peeps ⚘

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    17 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix,

    Nope I had no idea what they were...I copied them, then pasted them on a google search page....Thinking the squiggling things you typed out was an internet page...Ohh Dear..how wrong was I.....😂😂😂😂...

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    17 October 2020 in reply to Ggrand

    Dear All

    for the curios the link was to the full herb cabinet

    Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair

    the gentle original with intricate guitar background.

    -C

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    19 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    I didn't explain my giggle. I went there and saw it was them.

    I thought it was Nana Moskouri ? Spelling who sang that. Well thought it was hers. She does sing that too. She was Dads fave. Powerful voice.

    Teerah good folk 🖐

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    19 October 2020 in reply to demonblaster

    DB

    Have a look for

    NANA MOUSKOURI - "TRY TO REMEMBER" live 1972

    on Youtube, probable her most famous, I prefer the nostalgic Plaisir d'amour

    -C

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    21 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    "Try to Remember"......can't recall name of a guy who recorded this too...very poignant, too sad for me I'm afraid..

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    21 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    >too sad for me I'm afraid

    "and if you want to be covered in roses
    All that you see is in gray
    If you're really depressed,
    Come dance the Sirtaki

    Part of the English translation of Nana Mouskouri - Danse Le Sirtaki - which you will recognize as "Zorba"

    It deals with loosing unhappiness in the dance, not a bad way to deal with things.

    Croix

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    21 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    I won't ever forget the blast of Bolero on ice by Torvill and Dean at the Olympics... remember that??

    Man that was just like yesterday!

    Then there was Riverdance - woah.... absolutely BEAUTIFUL but I LOVE that kinda stuff lol!

    xxEM

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    22 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Dear EM~

    > Then there was Riverdance - woah

    I always thought it a great pity they never realized volume 2 of the Irish dancing manual, entitled " What to do with your hands and arms" was missing

    -C

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    22 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Lololol!

    Volume 2 is a simple 1 liner "There's no energy left for your hands and arms, it's all going to your feet!"
    End volume.

    I LOVE their costumes too.

    Oh a spark of joy talking about dancing lol... my youngest daughter asked me today if she could go back to dancing next year!
    She was happiest when she was dancing.

    She already sent a text to her sweet ex dancing teachers off her own bat .... asking if she can help with their Christmas Concert this year.

    I was a tough mama last night with her, then she comes out with this today! Go figure lol.

    Do you and Mrs C "trip the light fantastic together" at all??

    My bf is a better "crooner" than dancer ... after seeing him dance in a Swiss Night Club, I'd like to keep it that way lol! He warned me but I made him dance with me. Oh well we live and learn.

    Love EM

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    23 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix......as you've brought up the topic of dancing....guess what? I have to dance at our next game!...(not just move to music which I am good at, but learn a complete routine if you know what I mean) ....what if I am the only one out of step? Quelle Horreur!!!

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    23 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon

    Bit of a change from bowling -are you moving into balet? I can see how in Swan Lake - Dance of the Small Swans such a misstep might be regarded as less than professional.

    In all other endeavors give the famous Moon Glare to all others for being out of step.

    I'm glad things are starting up again

    Croix

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    23 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Dear EM~

    I'm glad your youngest wants to do it, that's great, not just the dancing itself but the wanting to, plus the ability to start the ball rolling by herself, sorting it off her own bat.

    I'm afraid I'm simply not in a position to dance. I would have very much like to learn ballroom with Mrs C, however that pleasure is not on the table I'm afraid any more than my bike, which sits in the shed.

    I can't say I'm a crooner either, while Mrs C says I do sing well I believe she is viewing my efforts though 'rose colored' ears.

    I used to sing well as part of a choir before a celebrated conductor in the UK, before my vice broke. That training and experience lets me see things as they really are. Pity. It was a joy, I still have my sheet music from those occasions from the 1950's.

    I guess you will have to make do with a crooner, just call him Frank and let him do things his way:)

    Croix

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    24 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    HI Croix

    I was so glad my youngest daughter had even thought of something she wanted to do also!!!
    Let alone what it was, which she always loved but gave up during covid shot downs here.
    Then depression hit her harder.
    I'm happy she's talking about ANY plans for the future. Feeling very grateful for this time.
    I know things can go back again but if she's "been here" then she can do it again.
    She's showing herself how.
    I'm very proud of her.

    Oh my darling bf can't sing! He blatantly refuses to sing but he does a "crooning" type of dancing, holding close and rocking, just lovely.

    Wow what a wonderful thing to be able to achieve Croix! SO YOU'RE FAMOUS. Aha busted!
    That must've felt amazing to sing with a famous conductor. Probably highlighted more as we look back?
    Beautiful memories and great achievement!

    We call all the spiders we meet either Frank or Francesca lol.
    Kinda takes the "sting" out of saying "There's a spider in the house!" ... we say "Oh hello Frank, there you are... now out you go" lol.

    You never cease to amaze me Croix, wow.

    EMxxxx

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    24 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Oh Croix...you do realise that our "things" aren't allowed to properly start up again..while there remains "social distancing"...we have to go elsewhere or drastically curtail our numbers...it's horrible..because of who we are..we have to show that we are abiding by these laws..we can't be casual or cheat a little bit. Our numbers are large and indoors....so we are simply marking time..in limbo...but better than nothing...and I am glad of that.

    The "rule makers" have forgotten folk like us even exist....my big fear is that our particular way of life is finished....I miss it terribly although giving the little we are allowed...the best I've got..."May I have this dance, you handsome Walrus"?

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    Just to clarify...when I said "our numbers are large and indoors" I meant Before CoVid restrictions on social distancing...now of course we aren't allowed our big numbers especially indoors..this is why we can't properly "start up again"...whew...and its goodnight from me and it's goodnight from him! 🤣

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    24 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    I though from what you were saying that a very limited amout of activity outdoors was what you and a few others were doing, just to keep your hand in and get a pale echo of before

    Have I misunderstood?

    "and its goodnight ..." I see the 2 Ronnie's strike again:) Loved their versions of the news and announcements

    "In tonight's news the toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on"
    "On a packed show tonight, we'll be talking to an out-of-work contortionist who can no longer make ends meet"

    Croix

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    25 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    No, you haven't misunderstood Croix....that is what we are doing....but it's still not enough to "keep our hand in"...and have "a pale echo" of what we had before.....we want to totally immerse ourselves in it...it's like breathing oxygen to us....my fear is....is this state of "keeping our hand in and doing a bit here and there under less desirable conditions" going to last forever?? If social distancing remains the law...it appears we are finished!

    In the media/politician/ talk on restrictions, our particular situation is never mentioned....they've forgotten we exist....or so it seems anyway.

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    25 October 2020 in reply to Croix
    Lol 😂
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