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  1. Croix
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    2 January 2022 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear mmMeKitty~

    I missed it :) I did my usual thing and take Mrs C and Foxy Dog to watch the fireworks over the water,

    I did find an emoji for the tiger rag 🐆 -amazing

    I wish you the best of years ahead too.

    -C

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    2 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    😾My text-to-speech calls this:🐆one is a leopard, & this one:🐅is a tiger, & this one:🐈is a cat, & this:🦁they unashamedly call a lion!

    & still no Walruses. I wish I could make one for you. This :🦦otter is still the nearest I have found. Could be you when the iceberg melts & all you have is a pond & can only crack oysters on your tummy...it's too sad...😿,,,,🎭a tragedy....but, alas, no Shakespeare to write it.

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    2 January 2022 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear mmMeitty and all~

    Ok so to follow 🐅Rag how about Ballad of the Snow 🐆and the Tanqueray Cowboy? A change of pace, almost reflective rather than fast-paced.

    H0pe you get a good rest wihtout waking tonight

    Croix

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    2 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    & The Cat'🐈s in the Cradle, so, The Lion 🦁Sleeps Tonight

    😺 I am still so tired, because I didn't snooze much this arvo. What little I got feels totally inconsequential..

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    4 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix, did you notice what day it is? & I'm not referring to the day I go into hospital.

    I'm betting you didn't.

    I wonder if anyone else has noticed a n interesting co-incidence of dates here?

    mmMekitty

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    9 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    Hey everyone ☺

    Mr Croixy man just popping in with an Ice cold glass bottle coke they taste more like the real coke than 0lastic just cost more and a chilly L & P (Lemon and Paeroa) for you that one of our annebriated Kiwis swam over to give you. Can't remember if you've tried one, they're a very popular lovely non alcoholic drink in NZ they were/?are on tap in pubs clubs. They sell them in big bottles in Coles.

    Anyhoo just wondering how the healths going our dear good Croixy man.

    Mate I've give you a hug but being so good looking and slim it'd be sure to be grounds for divorce so cause I'm so good like that I'll just pat your back and smile at lovely Mrs Croixy

    Hope you're doing well Cman ☺

    Look after yourselves peoples

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    9 January 2022 in reply to demonblaster

    Hi DB! Happy Meow Year! 😺Great to see you.

    I think I have had a L & P once. I never found out what 'Paeroa' is. I did enjoy my drink, on the hot summer day, when I was visiting Southbank Qld, . I had not found another shop that stocked them.

    Ha, I'm betting you didn't notice the date of my last post, & didn't notice that Croix,who doesn't seem to have noticed either, began this Thread 5 years ago - to the day of my last post here.

    I think this is just cause for another celebration, if only to bring this anniversary to the Walrusus's attention, don't you think? 😹

    I hope you like that I thought you'd like to play drums in the big band, I've called 'Wake Up the Walrus'? If you have another preference, like Lagerphone, I'm sure it won't take long to gather up the materials necessary to make one for you.

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    10 January 2022

    Dear mmMekitty and DB - plus anyone else around~

    No, I had not realized it was a 5 year anniversary of starting Croix Parler (which is of course the pun cross talk:). No, Croix does not mean 'cross' as used in my name, though many people think it does, it was a slang nickname from my youth.

    I started the thread becuse I was always chasing after people that had no home thread themselves and found it very difficult to catch up, so I though I should have a place where people could catch up wiht me if they wanted to.

    It's worked well, and has had all sorts of subjects here, some serious, some fun. Which reminds me, I thought a Paeroa was some sort of nearly extinct NZ ground parrot, you live and learn I guess. I have also just learned the inebriated kiwis can swim - amazing. Maybe they just walk along the bottom with those long beaks sticking above the water.

    I presume a Lagerphone is something to do with an alcoholic beverage? Considering my musical ability I think I'd better confine my efforts to the triangle (provided you give me the nod when to go "ting" of course)

    I'll regretfully have to forgo that hug DB, with you being so attractive and slim and all, it would be a sure recipe for trouble. Mrs C is liable to take drastic action. Still with me being mistaken for Arnie so often this does tend to happen rather a lot:)

    Well, as they say in the cartoons

    "That's all folks!"

    Croix

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    12 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    Mr Arnie oop Croixy 🐧 Kitty and everyone hiyaz ☺

    Cracking up 😂 oh wait.. that's laughing I mean...not...well ya wonder sometimes...esp after the bug (accent) alright beeg that's Aussies version of big swims. That lack of oxygen gets ya..what's that 👂 Ohhh we're sposed to breathe you say...😶

    Your humours great Croixy I get many laughs.

    Hey Kitty I too wasn't sure about Lagerphone either. If memory serves Grandys gotten pretty good at drums and vocals in the Grandeebis band so I might go with the oboe if that's ok. I figure I can use the exercise lifting it you know needing to build my arms up like Arnies here, and many would gladly say I have plenty of hot air I could rid of so hey win win! Yes liking the "Wake up the Walrus" name and we all know how much underneath he secretly loves our shenanigans 😉 HNY too ☺

    Oh I didn't either know what Paeroa meant. A nephew looked at the label as we all didnt know in that group and it's hope I have this right Maori fir water. It's a wonder you couldn't find anymore Kitty it's very popular.

    Ok everyone Croixy many thanks for who you are and what you do amongst many here yes for so many people but talking about you atm ☺

    It is nice to have varied convo isn't it. Folk have varying knowledge likes views thoughts humour etc which makes it good for variety and stimulation on different levels.

    Oh your beach walk with dear Mrs Croixy does sound really lovely. Special quality time that by all accounts sounds like you both have. Please thank that good lady for taking such good care of our favourite Walrus ⚘

    Go easy peeps 👋

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    12 January 2022 in reply to demonblaster

    Just keeping the Walrus on his flipper ends! Just like a ballerina!

    I found some instructions with pictures at the following URL

    https://www.instructables.com/Make-a-lagerphone/

    I trust this helps to explain.

    I'd love to have every instrument represented. We just don't have the emojis!

    It's just as well I realised, we have all sorts of virtual instruments, any colour, any size - indistructable, too! 😹

    What about a vitual hugfrom me, then, Croix? Or am I too pretty too?

    mmmmm DB? You like virtual hugs???? I'm furry & still mostly squishy! & I promise to keep my claws retracted.

    mmMekitty

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    12 January 2022 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear mmMeKitty (with a wave to DB)~

    Your first sentence reminded me of the 3 Hippos in the 1940 Disney Fantasia's Dance of the Hours

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEjPDS8Jp1E

    And thank you for the highly detailed instructions on making a Larger-phone. I knew imbibing was involved, I guess we will have to rely upon DB, Grandy and the inebriated kiwis to provide the materials.

    You just want me to get into trouble! Of course both you and DB are far too pretty, however I guess I'll have to make an exception and virtually hug the pair of you - then talk fast:)

    Croix 💨 (decamping at speed )

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    Dear Robthomaslover,
    As you most likely already know it was policy to overwrite tape in the 60's and a great many TV series or their episodes went for ever, though occasionally one turns up preserved on film stock, such as a missing episode of The Avengers (Tunnel of Fear) recently. Many also were live and never recorded at all. Plus copyright comes into it, a sad mix.

    Although I've a number of Z-Cars episodes I suspect your is indeed wiped. The only other place I could suggest is the British Film Institute which as a very comprehensive library, but also very strict rules on who may view their collection.

    May I ask which actor you were particularly interested in? The only one of note, other than the usual cast, that stands out for me is Derek Fowlds, he of

    Bernard: I want to have a clear conscience.
    Sir Humphrey: A clear conscience.
    Bernard: Yes.
    Sir Humphrey: When did you acquire this taste for luxuries?

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    22 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    😹You'd look good in a pretty pink tu-tu, too! You'd be gliding effortlessly under water, with sea lions, & an Orca, who would lift you up, & spin you round above the water's surface, spraying glittering droplets of water all around! Oh so beautiful!

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    31 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix,

    Hope you were enjoying the quiet....😺so I thought I'd like to try my paws at ice sculpting. Make 🎐of ice. You will hear tinkling like the ice is giggling, & then you'll hear the deep drone of an icebreaker's engines. Won't that be nice at 2am?

    All the sounds will be in harmony...😺

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    31 January 2022 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear MK

    I'm afraid Ive been neglecting things the day day or so, my health has not been what i might like (too mam fish probably) so I've been a bit quiet.

    I'm glad you found your uncomfort has been due to scabs on stitches healing and hope you can have proper shower soon.

    I'd sooner you did not mention icebreakers approaching my domicile, very worrying

    As for ice sculptures, I'd be most interested to see your ephemeral efforts -do you have an ideas in mind?

    Croix

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    31 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    Waving back at our Mr Croixy man 👋🐧 hi kitty 🦊 and all ☺

    Hey Mr you not feeling to good matey. Sorry hearing that. I hope a quick recoverys in order. Poor bloke

    I'll be very well behaved ...ummm...well...ok...a little behaved anyway and just be sitting here using the Jack hammer on the the ice bergs ..oop ...oh ok so I'll go back to knitting then so you won't even know I'm here.

    You may here some cracking...it's the frozen wool breaking

    Rest up Croixy we want you well and full of fish ...I mean beans

    🐧🤗 virtual hug received thank you 😊🗯 rest up good man 🌞

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    31 January 2022 in reply to demonblaster

    Hey DB, what do you think of ice sculpted 🎐, really big 🎐, from the tiniest toothpick size tube, to one which you might drive a truck through? I thought a spiral shape, based on the Fibonacci Sequence. I will need to build a very tall curving stand with a hook at the top to hang it from. That's at least one better use for those old oil rigs, eh?

    So, don't worry, Croix, it'll take some time to organise.😸

    Do you know the average wind speed in Antarctica?

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    31 January 2022 in reply to Croix
    Croix...wondered if you've seen After Life on Netflix with Ricky Gervais? It really resonated with me. Final episode of final Season 3 was incredibly moving to me...also loved Trent Daltons book - Love Stories...
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    Dear DB, Moon, mmMeKitty nd all~

    Now I am worried, with DB pretending a jackhammer is simply knitting - you could not behave yourself if you tried - wool breaking in deed! Plus I saw you sneak a sun into your post -do you want the berg to melt? Sheesh.

    Now mmMekitty is planing on putting an oil rig on my iceberg AND driving trucks around, sheer vandalism!

    Incidentally if one discounts the effects of the beans DB is trying to feed me the mean 3pm wind speed, per annum, is 36.9 km/h at Mawson Station.

    Moon, I've not seen the series though Ricky Gervais is a pretty amusing actor. On your recommendation I've placed a hold on Trent Dalton's book - Love Stories with my state library to download. It must be good becuse they have 15 copies -all lent out and I have to wait:(

    Incidentally MK, what is that emoji you are using for ice sculpture, looks like a blue blob on top of a wavy white ribbon?

    Croix

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    31 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    😹That: 🎐, my text-to-speech reader told me is supposed to be a "wind Chime"!

    Proof: technology is not solving every problem. 😺

    I imagined what it might be like, if I had a wind chime made of glass, how might tht sound? I'd love to know! Now what if it was made of ice? So now you know myplan...

    ... which is to encourage a speedy recovery from anything & everything you got!😻 (including me).

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    1 February 2022 in reply to Croix
    Croix...this one shows the deeper side of Gervais. He plays a guy whose wife has died...and can't see the point of going on. Has very black humour moments and his pet dog also plays integral part..funny workmates...good balance of heavy and light moments that is real life...raw and beautiful...
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    2 February 2022 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    I was not aware he had a serious side, I might like it BUT does it have a happy or a sad ending?

    Dear meeMeKitty, I do not need recovery from you!. Cats welcome. We used to have glass wind chime, though it did not last that long. It consisted of a series of glass tubes hanging down in a circle with a glass clapper on a string in the centre. It gave a very tinkly sound until the last time when the hook it was on slipped, then it was more of a crashing sound.

    With DB's sun I'd imagine an ice chime's sound would be "drip, drip drip..."

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    3 February 2022 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix...the ending is interesting...I've heard Ricky give his own version of "what it means"...it is actually up to the viewer to give his own interpretation. The final episode of the final Season 3 is the best of the entire series with an extremely poignant last scene...I was in 2 minds what it meant {to me) at first it was obvious{to me} but I have heard the other possibilities of what it could mean.. His character works for a small independent newspaper in the suburbs and in the final episode he visits a children's cancer ward to do a story, photographing the young patients who obviously give him a lot to think about and has a turnaround in his own life and reaction to death, i.e. his wife's......the scene with the kids is excellently done.

    Oh yes, he certainly has a serious side. In real life, he is a strong advocate for rescue dogs..and explains the dog in the series virtually "saves his life"..giving him something to get up for each day...."when you have a pet you have to do stuff, they get hungry, you have to feed them, you have to go on living"....

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    3 February 2022 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    The way you put it the end sounds encouraging, so I'll put it in my (growing) list of things I want to view.

    I hope you and pet are traveling ok

    Croix

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    3 February 2022 in reply to Croix

    YES I would be lost without him now...

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    Hi, Moon & Croix,

    Having a pet is great for some, who are conscientious enough to rouse themselfvs when the pet does pester them to get up & feed, water, walk/let out/clean litter tray, & other needs are also prioritised. If you are too ill to meet the pet's basic nees, it would be wiser to find something else to motivate you, no matter how lovely having a pet around may sound.

    I like the sound of endings that are left open for the reader/watcher to think about & come to their own conclusions about. I especially enjoy when I think I understood a story one way, & at some later time, years later maybe, I see something in it I had no awareness of earlier. A whole new perspective may open up for me. 😺

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    8 February 2022 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear mmMeKitty and All~

    Having an open-ended work you come back to some while later and form a different view rather reminds me of one of my film collection I was viewing yesterday. It was M*A*S*H*, the mulit- award winning anti-war film starring Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt, and Elliott Gould,

    It has quite a comprehensive description in Wikipedia.

    When I fist saw it in 1970 I watched it without picking up a lot of nuances. The anti-war theme was plain enough, as was the ways people at the front line tended ot relieve stress, trauma and fear in various mainly amusing ways

    Now I find the attitudes to females and gay people to be very much out of tune, which rather took a little of the shine off the film.

    I hope you are continuing to recover well

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    Hi Croix

    Good to see you.

    I remember watching the original M*A*S*H movie a little after it was first released, on tele. m& you are spot on - the attitudes portrayed in the movie, while they may have been acceptable at the time the movie was set, during the Korean War, they certainly are not acceptable to many of us now. I also became more aware of how much prejudice was scripted. I can barely watch it anymore.

    The original Star Trek was pretty awful in it's stereotyping of certain characteristics of men & women, & included some not so veiled racism toward the Mr Spock character.

    I'd like to rewrite many of those episodes, for an updated version of the original series. Some episodes I may simply dump entirely.

    *

    I've been feeling a little wary around here, feeling too unsure. I cannot answer as many posts as I'd like. I feel a little overwhelmed with it, sometimes.

    ❤️❤️❤️,

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    9 February 2022 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear lrc~

    I had not seen you around as much and wondered if it was me, as I'm having to spend less time on-line just at the moment or if you were actually posting less, and if you were then hoping your recovery was still on track.

    All the posts I have seen have been reasoned and caring, and people seem to respond to you. On the basis of those I can see no reason for you to worry. There are of course two other options, the first being someone has given you a hard time, which I've not noticed. If so please report it.

    The other is if you are finding you want to say more than is really suitable for the Forum I'd suggest you see if a daytime moderator is prepared to discuss the matter by email as set out in the Forum FAQ thread

    modsupport@beyondblue.org.au

    It may not always be possible to say everything, but I'm sure you can say a lot.

    Please also remember you are recovering from a large operation, and that will influence everything.

    Things will improve, believe me

    Croix

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    10 February 2022 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix,

    Not you,😺, not ever.

    I'm feeling my limitation when it coms to how much help & support I can offer here - often thinking many people coming to the forum need so much more than is possible through this site. I feel overwhelmed by the extent & depth of need out there in the community. So, for my own well-being, I can't be as involved as I have been. I feel awful when I realise I don't have the knowledge, experience or capacity to give someone what they need, & have to back off. I end up feeling on such shaky ground, that I fear my words could do harm. My own emotional response is difficult for me to set aside from, so, I can view what someone is saying from their own perspective.

    Really, I have to re-set some limits for myself

    & it's true, while I am still recovering, I'm still getting tired, but not quite as much, I still feel it is necessary to stop a while to rest. & of-course, do ther things, you know, like eat, drink water, do those exercises, other self-care things - no-one can be here all the time, (& probably shouldn't).

    😺mmMekitty

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