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miranda

Hello?

Boy, when you say use sparingly, you don't mess about!    Laughing
Not_Smart_Just_Lucky

It is a bit offputting alright. I'll be brave and reply though. Hello Miranda, how are you?
Evie

Oh, please don't be put off - and do start new threads here on specific things if you want to - I just know how easy it is for messageboards to be swamped if we aren't careful - we are still determined that this will be a books board!  But a certain amount of banter is healthy.  I just want to keep non-book-related stuff confined to this area, though I know some banter will happen on the bookish threads, and that's fine too!  Just trying to keep it under control.
miranda

Yes Boss!  


Laughing



Hi, Just Lucky!   How you doing?   It's as cold as you like outside!
Not_Smart_Just_Lucky

Very cold! The heating in my house (student house, as will become apparent), is controlled from a unit outside the house. I've been making two-hourly Polar Campaigns outside to turn back on the timer.

No bother Evie, I'll keep the banter to acceptable levels. Is it cold where you are?
Evie

It is bitterly cold where I am, and the flat I am staying in appears to have no heating whatsoever, so I am feeling a bit miserable!  And finding warm places to go during the day.
Ann

Are you no longer at your sister's?
Not_Smart_Just_Lucky

Sitting in front of a dryer usually keeps me warm
Evie

Ann - I am in Bristol for a couple of weeks.  It turns out the heating in the whole building has broken down - on the coldest days of the year!  But a plumber is coming to fix it tomorrow.
Ann

Evie - I owe you a long email which, as soon as I finish manic decorating, will be on its way. Despite the cold I hope you are getting some pleasure in being back in Bristol.
Simon The Sponge

Manic Decorating? sounds like some kind of Extreme Sport Ann
Simon The Sponge

I've just been browsing the emoticons and found  elephant and can't envisage being able to use it in a literary context

Just wanted to pop an elephant in a post - that's all really
Evie

I'm sure it would cost a great deal to post an elephant, so this cheaper alternative looks great!

It is getting to the stage where I am starting to think about what to write in order to use particular smilies...oh dear.
Chibiabos83

If it comes to that, I can't imagine many of us wanting to use one of a depressed sperm sign10 or a man with a condom on his head Safe
Simon The Sponge

Not to mention diffcult to deliver.  I can imagine getting a card through the door

We called today but were unable to deliver you package however your package was

(tick applicable)

( ) required a signature
( ) too large
( ) record delivery
(-) an elephant

we have left it with your neighbour
Evie

salut

Is this person waving, saluting with the wrong hand, or trying to knock himself out?
Simon The Sponge

I thought it was a one antlered moose Evie

Gareth surely there's some option of using both of them in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's  Love in the time of Chlamydia
Chibiabos83

Apologies, Simes - it had entirely slipped my memory.
Ann

Simon The Sponge wrote:
Manic Decorating? sounds like some kind of Extreme Sport Ann


I think that should be the new sport introduced at the Olympics! You get points for both quality of the decoration and its wild and dangerous appearance! Cool
Apple

spam1  sign4  offtheair  puke   I think we will have difficulty using these ones in a literary sense so I am posting them here just to say they have been used! (although the last one could come in useful for books I don't like!) Very Happy
Chibiabos83

Congratulations on that discovery, Apple - probably the best vomiting emoticon I've ever seen.

I hope this one will be used fairly seldom tool
Apple

Unless of course you are discussing a book about tools! angel12
MikeAlx

I found a handy one for discussing  bs Johnson.

And I'm liking the 'fro...  rr
miranda

This is one of my favourites -

tard    I've been waking up recently feeling like that!  

And where is this place? -  sign8
Castorboy

Apple wrote:
 offtheair   I think we will have difficulty using these ones in a literary sense so I am posting them here just to say they have been used! Very Happy

How about a dustup over the BigReaders Cup?
Apple

Castorboy wrote:
Quote:
How about a dustup over the BigReaders Cup?


Yes you could... but what about this one!  violent1 and I REALLY want to find a book so bad it warrants this one....
tongue2
Castorboy

After a year on BigReaders I thought I should celebrate with a new picture.
Self portrait Question I wish Exclamation
Caro

It's dreadful: I remember liking your old one, but just a day after last seeing it I can't remember what it was!  Though I did notice it had changed.  

I am just the same with furnishings - I can see something is new but never remember what it replaced.  I don't think is a sign of old age since it was ever thus.

Cheers, Caro.
Caro

Oop, on re-reading that, Cas, I realise it might be taken as meaning I think your picture is dreadful!   Embarassed  Which was not my intention; what was dreadful was my memory.

Sorry.

Caro.
Castorboy

Caro wrote:
Oop, on re-reading that, Cas, I realise it might be taken as meaning I think your picture is dreadful!   Embarassed  Which was not my intention; what was dreadful was my memory.

Sorry.

Caro.

Sorry what was your name again? Ahhh they don't make memories like that any more Neddy! God bless The Goon Show.
Gald you liked the pelican gazing into the pool of knowledge (or language) but I like the little pictures of people reading books so I thought I should have one! Now then where was I..............
Marita

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I like the little pictures of people reading books so I thought I should have one!


So do I, Casterboy. I have been thinking about changing mine as well.

Marita
Castorboy

My wife is a rose fanatic and wants to know the variety of rose or whether it has a name? Smile
Caro

It's a really beautiful rose, isn't it?  I love pale pink roses best (though as soon as I think that I remember some of the delicious apricot ones, or the deep red or...).  Is it Handel?  Is Handel pink?  

Cheers, Caro.
Marita

I have no idea what variety of rose it is. It is some sort of climber or rambler as it covered a structure. The picture is part of this one


Click to see full size image

that I took in Mondo Verde (http://www.wereldtuinenmondoverde.nl/), a garden and architecture theme park in Holland.
Caro

Handel is a pink climbing rose I see, but it has red tinges.  This looks more like Jillian McCredy, though that is a NZ bred rose - not sure if it would be in Holland.  I have in my garden a Blushing Iceberg (not a climber) which looks rather like this, but there are an awful lot of roses.  

Cheers, Caro.
Castorboy

Marita wrote:
I have no idea what variety of rose it is. It is some sort of climber or rambler as it covered a structure.

We have a rose of the same colour which is a rambler. Unfortunately it was here when we bought the house so we don't know the name either Confused
Caro

I have had a look around and have decided it isn't Jillian McGredy, but I found a site of Sam McGredy roses and since they are so gorgeous (I am with your wife on this, Castorboy - I love roses too) I will just put it here for you to look at.  

http://images.google.co.nz/imgres...LL_enNZ300NZ302%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1

It's a very long address, isn't it?  Cheers, Caro.
Marita

I wondered if it could be this one

http://images.google.be/imgres?im...lla:nl:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

the Rosa New Dawn.

Marita
Castorboy

Marita wrote:
I wondered if it could be this one

http://images.google.be/imgres?im...lla:nl:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

the Rosa New Dawn.

Marita

It certainly looks like it and from the Mcgredy site supplied by Caro, we can obtain similar roses downunder. Thanks to you both for the research.
Cas.

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