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Sep 21st was this forum's 1st birthday
Wed 22-Sep-10
9:06 pm
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Danny
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I would have forgotten about if S.O.L (an early frugality stalwart) had not mentioned the opening date on a rare visit recently. Hopefully she will return in all her glory soon.

By chance, today, I was thinking about what marks this forum apart from the usual forums that you find online. Often they contain great information but no real sparkle or attractiveness.

I think it is some form of magic that has brought together people with a generally similar sense of humour, plus a strong interest in foraging, preserving growing and all of that good stuff.

Loud applause for Toffeeapple and for the constant core of regular poster and for the blokes who do post here regularly (you know who you are!). Men come and go, while most ladies tend to stay longer. So an especial thanks to the guys (well, I would say that, wouldn't I smile).

But seriously, thank you all and sundry for making this forum a truly enjoyable place to visit.

And may I just say to casual visitors - it is not a clique. Sure, many of us have grown accustomed to regulars over the past year. But all of us welcome newcomers. Please do not be shy about joining in and posting your thoughts. Every forum needs and values new contributions.

Yaaaaaaay! ok cheers welldone shoo_flymagic

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Wed 22-Sep-10
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brightspark
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Couldn't agree more, Danny, and long may it continue.   ok   

medicine- drink to that!

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Live life to express, not to impress
Don't strive to make your presence noticed
Just make your absence felt"
Wed 22-Sep-10
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Heather E
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Roses are red

Violets are blue

Happy Birthday, dear Sunloungers!

(That's me and you.big_hug)

 

Thanks to all for a great fun forum. welldone  (Never knowingly under-read.)

Gone crazy. Back soon.

Wed 22-Sep-10
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wave  Well said Danny and congratulations and Happy Birthday to all of us Forumites old and new.  I know I am not alone when I say that I value the friendships I have made here.  Here's to the future.

champagne champagne champagne 

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Thu 23-Sep-10
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Toffeeapple
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Well said everyone!  I don't know what I'd do all day if it wasn't for all the dear friends I've made here. Here's to the next year. champagne Happy birthday everyone! heart

I'll try that again!

Sat 25-Sep-10
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Shereen
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Happy birthday, Forum; and a big champagne each for all its lovely contributors. Thanks for all the inspiration and entertainment!

Sun 26-Sep-10
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Wel l done to everyone for being so friendly and congratulations Danny champagne

Thanks also to TA she deserves a medal - oh she's already got one whistle

Sun 26-Sep-10
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Toffeeapple
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Medal? eeek  Crown, it's a crown I'll have you know! tongue

I'll try that again!

Sun 26-Sep-10
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A crown of honour obviously tongue

Mon 27-Sep-10
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Yeah, right!  As the young ones say.  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Mon 27-Sep-10
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I would like to add my congratulations.  I know I am a little late in the birthday honours but there again I have been exceptionally busy with seasonal guests.

I've found friends here that have made dark moments bright and a long lost ....well you know how it is...did his dad or mine use the bike and who's candle was the brightest.....well done to all of you....you are all different in your own way .....but a big thank you....EP

 

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Sat 16-Oct-10
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Suz
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Better late than never.....

 

Thanks to Danny & Fiona and cheers to you allchampagnechampagnechampagne

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