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The things I love most about this forum are. .
Thu 6-May-10
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Danny
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This is not intended as a post to get "me too" comments, but I love it when

1 - Right now there are 7 registered members online - that feels like we are in genuine contact. I would guess that by next Christmas, we will look back and laugh when we have 20 or more online at the same time.

2 - The willingness of everybody to offer advice based on experience - that is so valuable.

3 - Fun and laughter - I adore the craic, the wind-ups, and Mutley's lovely/crazy Photoshop images.

I could go on (possibly) but let's leave it at that.

Thank you all so very, very much. Ok

Never knowingly underfed

Thu 6-May-10
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danast
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This is not meant to be either mushy, crawling or patronising, but we do like it when you can manage to join us when your busy schedule allows it. It really does make a difference. Thank you Danny and Fiona for making it possible for us all to have met.

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Thu 6-May-10
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I agree totally with Danuta's statement: if you and Fiona had not started this forum, my life would be poorer, so thank you both from the bottom of my heart.  I have met so many wonderful people here and I thank them for their humour, knowledge and encouragement.  Love to everyone!  Big_Hug  Heart

I'll try that again!

Thu 6-May-10
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I feel richer knowing all my new friends on this forum....... and sometimes I can't stop laughing at some of them.................. Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh

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Merci beaucoup!

"Work for a cause, not for applause
Live life to express, not to impress
Don't strive to make your presence noticed
Just make your absence felt"
Fri 7-May-10
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Danny
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Thank you very much for those lovely compliments, Danuta, TA and BS.

Well, we feel the very same backatya. We feel very lucky indeed to have attracted a really great core of contributors.

Fiona is unable to visit here very often, although she does check out some posts every day. It's just that her ailment means that she has to allocate her limited time to the most productive activities. We do hope that you understand, and we also hope that in time, she will be able to visit more on this forum.

Never knowingly underfed

Fri 7-May-10
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danast
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Oh stop it you two, I am feeling quite emotional now. Big hugs to all my friends.

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Fri 7-May-10
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Oops I was writing my post at the same time as you Danny.  You know we feel we are in touch with Fiona every day though the blog.  I look forward to it and enjoy the comments and  follow the links of previous years and the ones below.  So Fiona should be proud of all she does and we all send her these. Big_Hug     Big_Hug

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Fri 7-May-10
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brightspark
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Danuta, when did you turn 4-star????????

Congrats - and sorry I missed the occasion!!!!

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Fri 7-May-10
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Danny
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Danuta was ALWAYS 4-star, BS.

(Danny in oiling-up mode Roll_Eyes)

Actually, I think that the star system converts to 4 stars at 500 comments and 5 stars at 1,000

I feel safe for a little while longer before I need to seek out a range of platinum stars Wink

Never knowingly underfed

Fri 7-May-10
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danast
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Oh to my shame, I hadn't even noticed.  My goodness don't we talk a lot.   Big_Laugh

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Fri 7-May-10
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brightspark
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Danny said:

Danuta was ALWAYS 4-star, BS.


You are right, of course, Danny.

Sorry Danuta ………… Ok

Here, have a Darth ……..

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Fri 7-May-10
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danast
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Gee thanks BS. Don't think I'll go over to the dark side though.

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Fri 7-May-10
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I like everbody, this site rocks not the volcano rocks that is.

Maths 998.3 reacuring

Fri 7-May-10
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Suz
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Danast:  Come over to the dark side..............we have cookies!*

I love the things Dannys suggested plus....

I love that the photos that Fiona selects (always cheer me up), as do her posts frequently.

One of the other benefits is that I feel connected to rural life in England - a world I grew up in where the veggies were fresh out of the ground and the people were "good spuds" 🙂

The recipe/foodie posts have also inspired me to start learning how to cook - primarily healthy, traditional dishes that I miss from home (all be it mostly vegetarianised - gah).

Big_Hug  Big_Hug  Big_Hug  to all the regulars who now feel like friends.

* From a black grocery bag that a friend gave me , although I carry around quilting stuff in it (it's a nice contrast to all the floral cutesiness in that arena *shudder*).

Life is uncertain ………… eat dessert first!

Fri 7-May-10
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im on the dark side can i have a cookey I_am_Hungry

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