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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby spideygirl2 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:01 pm

:lol:

I think I heard something about plans to take away the roads around Stonehenge in an attempt to get back to a more rural, mystical site...I may have made that up :think:
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:36 pm

They've been talking about it for years Spidey, they always come up with the no money to do it excuse. They removed the A344 which used to go right by the stones back in June last year which was a vast improvement but they still need to move or alter the A303 somehow to give the full site freedom from the roads round it.

edit - found a BBC news article which shows the removal of the A344

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24160837
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby spideygirl2 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:47 pm

Ah, phew...didn't imagine it then :lol:
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:04 am

We made monster cookies today. Peanut butter, peanuts, oatmeal, M&Ms, chocolate chips. They're very yummy. :D

And, I bought myself a new curling iron. It's one of those really small ones. I'm going to try some corkscrew curls.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:09 am

chris.ph wrote:omega speedmaster professional moon edition and a waltham chronograph, they were the two watches taken on the apollo moon mission but only the omega got the recognition, im saving for the omega now, it will take a few years to get the couple of grand in need to get a good one though, if i wasnt so obsessed with them and actually sold some of mine i might actually be able to afford one now, but thats not going to happen. the waltham is the rarity though, waltham is a very common american watch but the specific chrono they took to the moon is as rare as rocking horse poo :roll: but the search is on :D :D

there is a good story on why the speedie was chosen to go to the moon-------- one of the nasa scientists actually went into houston to buy a couple of chronos for the mission and the jewellers he went into only had one rolex and one ball chrono but two omegas so he bought the omegas and literally saved omega as a brand. buzz aldrins omega was on the way to the Smithsonian but disappeared in transit :roll: very strange that :lol: :lol:


Very cool Chris! Except the part about Buzz Aldrin's watch going missing. That's a shame. Hope you get your Omega soon! :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Firannion » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:20 am

Today my son Evan began his spring semester at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Today Neil Gaiman will also have begun his new career as a faculty member at Bard, teaching a course in Fantasy Literature.

Unfortunately, as a first-year, Evan was not able to sign up for Neil's class. But he is majoring in Theatre and Performance: the department that hired Neil, who has reportedly signed a five-year contract. So my son - whose favorite novel of all time is Good Omens, and whose favorite movie of all time is Stardust - has high hopes of being able to take one of Neil's classes eventually.

We had no clue, of course, that Neil was coming to teach here when Evan applied last year to Bard, was accepted and offered a scholarship. He is over the moon about it, and I'm tempted to go back to college myself just to be able to take Fantasy Lit with Professor Gaiman : )

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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:23 am

Wow, what a wonderful chance to meet the great man. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:53 am

Tell him to get a haircut!!
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:18 pm

What a fortunate choice of College, I wonder if Neil will be plagued by students wanting their books signed. :mrgreen:
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:56 pm

That's very exciting! :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:46 am

What great opportunities are ahead for your son, Firannion. Best of luck for his college years. Make good art, for sure.

Speaking of art.

I'm not trying to promote or sell anything... I buy jewelry from a local artist that specialises in glass beads. She is a Dr Who fan & recently has taken to making Dalek beads. We ordered some necklaces and a bookmark which she dropped off not so long ago. I think they're fantastic :) .

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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:50 am

Those are great. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Ghost » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:51 am

wow those are excellent :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Penfold » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:48 pm

As above. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:51 pm

They look good.
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