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Post by lar-lar on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:16

24 Jun 2009, 11:15 pm

Occasionally,i get the urge for chewing gum and i prefer the individually wrapped ones,tastier i think,and having the problem also of disposing the other type i don't buy those anymore.The last time i did buy the unwrapped variety , when i had finished with it , i stuck it on my dashboad of the car and forgot about it for a few days.It had slipped to my car floor and was a nightmare to get off-i never managed to get it all off.

I am a bit grumpy today,i sliced my thumb with a sharp piece of glass.It was the deepest and largest cut i've ever had,the blood was streaming down my elbow onto the floor.I had no plasters so borrowed one from next door-my other neighbour was coming out of his house at the same time, he just stood still and stared at my blood soaked hand ..you could barely see my hand and half arm for the blood.I think he was deciding whether he should do something or not but seeing i was with another neighbour he thought i would be ok.

After 20 minutes still bleeding profusely,i was close to going to the walk in centre to get it bandaged and i decided to give it another 5 minutes and see.
The bleeding did stop and finally i could see the cut-quite deep and two inches in length.I drove to the shop to buy antiseptic wipes and plasters.
I'll see how it heals over the next couple of days but it's a biggie and it may need glueing.

I cannot use my thumb at all[Tricky using the computer mouse!]--funny how you take little things for granted.
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:18

25 Jun 2009, 10:29 am

Blimey, lar-lar, you should at least see a chemist, if not a doctor.
Also, I hope your anti-tetanus jabs are up to date or the cut could get infected, with sometimes dire consequences.
Honestly girl, don't just leave this to fester, see a medical professional for advice. I mean right now, don't wait. Please.


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Post by Feather on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:20

25 Jun 2009, 11:54 am

The wisest words you'll hear right now, rainbows. It defo needs stitches anyway.
Don't risk your health. Get it seen to today. No ifs or buts. Just do it.


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Post by Feather on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:21

25 Jun 2009, 10:40 pm

Have you done that yet, lal-lar?


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Post by lar-lar on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:23

29 Jun 2009, 5:34 pm

I cleaned it up myself -properly-kept it plastered and kept a close eye on it,it's starting to close up now.

It's very sore and almost unusable still but at least it's on the mend.Hooray-thanks fpr the kind thoughts.
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30 Jun 2009, 12:43 am

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Post by lar-lar on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:33

30 Jun 2009, 3:05 pm

Ha-ha- off in a mo. to the coast-fish and chips yum yum  very happy Anyone watch the fabulous Tennis match last night ?[Murray]
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Post by louby loo on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:34

02 Jul 2009, 9:01 pm

lar put some butterfly stitches in it to keep it closed together if you no micro porse for the stitches cut thin strips of plaster and place them across to keep it together arghhhh i can just feel it lol loobsx
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Post by lar-lar on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:35

03 Jul 2009, 12:21 am

Hi Loobs-i'm not out of the woods with me poor thumb yet-i did some gardening yesterday and some of it opened again-i am too impatient for my own good!

Today,it's closed over again but it's delicate.No more gardening.
I should of had it bandaged up properly by a nurse ..
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Post by louby loo on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:37

04 Jul 2009, 12:36 am

lar what are you like gardening arghhhhh crazy lady dont forget get the steri strips and put butterfly stitches in if you get anything in it omg you will be sooooooo sorry hope it heals soon loobsx
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Post by Feather on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:38

13 Jul 2009, 10:53 pm

How is it now? If it's a wide cut it may not knit together without stitches. Stardust and yours truly told you that a while ago, lar-lar. You're a very naughty girl.


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Post by lar-lar on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:40

18 Jul 2009, 9:02 pm

There is a faint 'line', you wouldn't even know it was gashed so bad.I'm surprised myself it healed so well.
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Post by Feather on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:41

18 Jul 2009, 10:18 pm

Relieved to hear that, lar.


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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:42

17 Aug 2009, 9:34 am

Got up early and arrived at work this morning raring to go,
then while I was gathering together my documents and pens
etc... I remembered that I had the day off.


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Post by Feather on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:44

17 Aug 2009, 10:42 am

 
lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol



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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:46

30 Nov 2009, 11:36 am

It took me a while to figure out why, when I clicked on 'Board Index' today, I kept getting the 'News' block at the top of the page. I couldn't even see the top of the message board until I realized I had to scroll down (don't laugh, it is Monday morning after all!).
Am I the only one? Doh!


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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:46

03 Mar 2010, 3:37 pm

Sorting dusty old files (cough, cough, sneeze ...)!
To and fro all afternoon because people keep ringing our bell by mistake.


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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:47

18 Oct 2010, 10:55 am

Grumpy Monday.
I just edited a post about ten times. My head must have stayed in the land of dreams this morning.


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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:49

18 Oct 2010, 7:49 pm

Stuck two onion bhajis in the oven to heat (for about 15 mins) when I came in from work. One hour later I remembered them!
Actually, burnt, black onion bhajis are quite enjoyable, I've discovered.
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:50

19 Oct 2010, 10:32 am

You must have had a lovely smile after that, Candlelight!


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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:51

20 Oct 2010, 9:45 am

I noticed some of my PhotoBucket pictures have disappeared from the smile topic, so I'll have to edit them. Groan... don't you just hate when that happens?


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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:53

20 Oct 2010, 1:27 pm

Stardust wrote:
I noticed some of my PhotoBucket pictures have disappeared from the smile topic, so I'll have to edit them. Groan... don't you just hate when that happens?

Yes, and some of my YouTube videos on the Musical Memories from Around the World thread are no longer available too (or 'deleted through violation of use' or something to that effect).
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:54

07 Sep 2011, 3:32 pm

YouTube videos sometimes get taken off by the person who put them up in the first place, so then you get an invalid link where you'd posted it.

PhotoBucket is better now as there's no limit to the number of photos in an album. Before, when I reached the limit I had to look through and delete those which no longer appealed to me, so of course if I'd posted them on a forum they'd be replaced by the 'deleted' square, which is not very nice and takes up space for nothing.

What made me grumpy today is they've replaced all the doorbells in the hall for visitors to buzz so that instead of names there are numbers (corresponding to the numbers on the postboxes). As most people don't think to compare the two, most of them keep ringing my bell (it's the first).
Driving me potty... :hair:


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Post by lar-lar on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:56

09 Sep 2011, 12:08 pm

That would drive me potty too.

I'm not grumpy today
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:58

12 Sep 2011, 11:47 am

Hi lar-lar, neither am I (that is, no more than the usual Monday).


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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:59

14 Oct 2011, 12:12 pm

The office is so, so cold. I wonder when the heating will start. No tea, or I'd make a hot cuppa.


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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 18:59

14 Aug 2014, 10:47 am

Once again got sat on during the bus ride to work. A big fat man with bare hairy arms plopped himself down beside me (plenty of other seats I might add), plonked his plastic bag (lunch?) on my lap and followed with his handbag (yes some men do use them), poked me with his elbow in the breast (ouch!) and squashed my thigh with his heavy fat one. Then proceeded to remove his two bags from my lap (at least) but no "sorry" or "excuse me". I tried moving further away, but have you ever noticed how in such situations the person then gets more comfortable and fills up the tiny space you just managed to put between you? Spent the journey with my thigh going numb and trying to avoid his elbow in delicate places. Not a great start to my day.


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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:02

14 Aug 2014, 6:44 pm

Stardust wrote:
Once again got sat on during the bus ride to work. A big fat man with bare hairy arms plopped himself down beside me (plenty of other seats I might add), plonked his plastic bag (lunch?) on my lap and followed with his handbag (yes some men do use them), poked me with his elbow in the breast (ouch!) and squashed my thigh with his heavy fat one. Then proceeded to remove his two bags from my lap (at least) but no "sorry" or "excuse me". I tried moving further away, but have you ever noticed how in such situations the person then gets more comfortable and fills up the tiny space you just managed to put between you? Spent the journey with my thigh going numb and trying to avoid his elbow in delicate places. Not a great start to my day.


You do seem to get yourself into some situations, Stardust, on your daily journey into work.  razz    How long does the journey take from home to the office?
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:03

18 Aug 2014, 12:14 pm

The journey into work seems to last a lifetime on days like that one, Candlelight.
Thankfully, some days the journey is very pleasant and nobody sits on me or "attacks" other parts of my anatomy.


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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:04

29 Sep 2016, 5:32 pm

Would you believe the man next to me on the bus this evening suddenly lifted himself half up from his seat then sat down again. I thought "that's odd" until this ghastly strong smell suddenly overcame me. Phew! Yuk, yuk, yuk!!!
Thank goodness the windows were open. Honestly though, some people...


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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:08

30 Sep 2016, 4:49 pm

Stardust wrote:
Would you believe the man next to me on the bus this evening suddenly lifted himself half up from his seat then sat down again. I thought "that's odd" until this ghastly strong smell suddenly overcame me. Phew! Yuk, yuk, yuk!!!
Thank goodness the windows were open. Honestly though, some people...


Oh, charming!

(Could have been worse though ... Here in the UK, most of the modern buses now don't have any windows that you can open! )
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:10

18 Oct 2016, 5:15 pm

Here they have windows that open, but most passengers sadly prefer them closed, however hot and stuffy it is inside.

Except in a few buses (though not many) which have a picture of a snowflake on the windows in Summer, with an explanation that the bus is air conditioned and please do not open the windows. Naturally, in cases like this, passengers will perversely open them.

Can't win.

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Post by mac on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:12

Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 7:27 pm

I think there's no suiting everyone whether it's too hot or too cold. It drives me crazy when individuals come into a room and and immediately fling open a window that leaves others sitting in an icy draft - I'm often one of the others! Same goes for switching on ceiling fans or air conditioning.

I wear layers I can strip off or put on to suit room temperature but often one or two others don't. And they're the minority who cause discomfort for the majority. oy vey! :grin:
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Post by Misty on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:16

20 Oct 2016, 6:41 pm

Misty wrote:

mac wrote:
I think there's no suiting everyone whether it's too hot or too cold. It drives me crazy when individuals come into a room and and immediately fling open a window that leaves others sitting in an icy draft - I'm often one of the others! Same goes for switching on ceiling fans or air conditioning.

I wear layers I can strip off or put on to suit room temperature but often one or two others don't. And they're the minority who cause discomfort for the majority. oy vey!  very happy


A colleague that I work with is always cold, while the rest of us are sweltering as she insists on putting on the heaters high. We keep telling her - all of us, to put on more clothes as she is always very skimpily dressed, but no, it just doesnt sink in. Coming into the winter now when this gets worse, we will all have to get together and make some changes in the workplace. I am dreading it. She been there the longest so feels like she has a monopoly on the heating and cooling temperatures.


I understand your feelings. I put my sensitivity to cold down to being nearly 70 but when I was at work 25 years ago I was little different.
At that time I worked with a female colleague who was always hot and sweaty even during icy winters. We worked in a cold, draughty converted industrial storage building whose steel roof and walls had little insulation. We both cooked in summer and I froze in winter whereas the cold suited her. Turned out she had hormone problems whereas I was skinny and quickly got cold.
We had incompatible individual needs and that led to a miserable working environment for all but a few weeks a year. Perhaps needless to say the situation led to considerable stress!
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:18

21 Oct 2016, 11:20 am

That's terrible when one colleague who's been there longest assumes he/she has the right to decide such things, even if all the others are of an opposite opinion.

I always like to have a window open, even in Winter. At home I open them wide in daytime, at least half an hour if it's cold, to air out all the rooms and at night we leave them slightly ajar in cold months. If I sleep with the window shut I wake up with a headache (I suppose it's what one's used to) though if my partner is cold we shut the window, and we leave all the inside doors open so air can circulate.

Naturally, in public transport if some want windows open and others not it's the shut option that has precedence, even though in Winter sensible folk wear coats and scarves so that with the heating switched on in the bus it can get sweltering. I've never understood heated buses, all it needs is the driver to have heating and perhaps minimal heating in the rest of the bus. Don't they realize most people have outdoor clothing and that going from cold to overly hot (in the bus) to cold again is very bad for health? Drives me mad sometimes. Obviously it's not possible for everyone to take off their coats and scarves, particularly when the bus is overcrowded. I think those who take such stupid decisions have left their common sense locked up in a cupboard.

Let's not even get into a debate about confined over-hot transport when some passengers have colds or worse. It's almost guaranteed that many other passengers will not be able to avoid being contaminated.



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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:19

07 Nov 2016, 5:27 pm

It's only 5.30 PM but it's already dark.


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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:20

10 Nov 2016, 7:24 pm

ariel has taken three of my trophies in the Arcade games during the last fortnight.

Nah, I don't mind really. ariel.


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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:23

10 Nov 2016, 8:26 pm

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ariel has taken three of my trophies in the Arcade games during the last fortnight.


Tell me about it! - Ariel, you secret score-stealer you! S/he's pushed me out of 2nd place back down to 3rd on the scoreboard.
I keep getting these PMs telling me 'Ariel has stolen your trophy for blah blah ... '
Watch out, Stardust, I reckon s/he's on a path to knock you out of 1st place!
And ..... I know for a fact, Ariel, you are after my long-term Box of Chocolates and Yahtzee champ titles - because I've seen the notices on the Arcade Games page where you've been attempting to master those games in the middle of the night!
I think I can safely say you've got no chance with either of those though!
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:25

10 Nov 2016, 8:43 pm

Misty wrote:
A colleague that I work with is always cold, while the rest of us are sweltering as she insists on putting on the heaters high. We keep telling her - all of us, to put on more clothes as she is always very skimpily dressed, but no, it just doesnt sink in. Coming into the winter now when this gets worse, we will all have to get together and make some changes in the workplace. I am dreading it. She been there the longest so feels like she has a monopoly on the heating and cooling temperatures.

We had someone like that in my last place where I worked. Other way round though - she was the newcomer where we had all got along quite comfortably before she arrived. Bit naughty though, because she found the dial which regulated the radiators and was self-regulating them in the mornings before the rest of us came in. For a time we just thought the heating system was playing up. It was only when she was away for a week that it was discovered what had been going on. She actually denied it when she came back, but we didn't have any trouble after that. She left not too long afterwards.
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:27

29 Nov 2016, 9:10 pm

Why do they have to use tallow for £5 notes? What a weird and unnecessary idea. nuts


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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:32

30 Nov 2016, 5:29 pm

Stardust wrote:Why do they have to use tallow for £5 notes? What a weird and unnecessary idea.

Well, I learnt a new word today. I'd not even heard of tallow before, let alone that it's used in making the new £5 notes. So, I had to look it up:


  • the fatty tissue or suet of animals.
  • the harder fat of sheep, cattle, etc., separated by melting from the fibrous and membranous matter naturally mixed with it, and used to make candles, soap, etc.
  • any of various similar fatty substances:
  • vegetable tallow.


Yes, a rather strange idea ...

And in answer to your question - here's a few of the reasons why:

https://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2016/06/02/160602BanknotesSocial_desk.mp4
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:34

03 Dec 2016, 2:49 pm

Is this perhaps taking it all just a bit too far?

Cambridge Rainbow vegetarian cafe refuses new £5 note

A vegetarian cafe is refusing to accept the new £5 note after it emerged the currency contains animal products.

Sharon Meijland, owner of the Rainbow Cafe in Cambridge, has put up signs warning customers about the policy.

There was outcry from some vegetarians and religious groups when it was revealed the polymer used for the notes contains tallow - a type of animal fat.

The Bank of England declined to say whether there was a legal obligation to accept the notes.
'Repulsive'

Mrs Meijland said she had made a "promise" to customers that the cafe was an "ethical establishment".

"[Tallow's] an animal product isn't it? Our whole business is based around not having anything like that on the premises," Mrs Meijland said.

"Although the same person doesn't handle the money that handles the food, that's not really the point."


These posters have been put at the cafe entrance and at the cash till

She said she was "mystified" by the meat content in the currency, and added: "This is so repulsive... we are actually going to have to say that we can't take the notes in our restaurant."

Since the posters went up on Wednesday no customers had complained, she said.

Mrs Meijland said the majority of customers paid by card but if they only had a new £5 note staff would "try to find an alternative and accommodate them in some way".
Image caption One of the signs has been put on the stairs so customers will see it as they arrive

Since the "bendy" notes were introduced into circulation by the Bank of England in September, a petition calling for the tallow to be removed, gained more than 120,000 signatures within a few days of posting.

The bank has said its supplier was working on "potential solutions" to the issue of animal fat in its new £5 notes.
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:36

04 Jan 2017, 11:57 am

I'm grumpy because not many posts are made in this lovely forum and I wouldn't want it to close down for lack of activity.


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Post by mac on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:39

04 Jan 2017, 9:15 pm

Stardust wrote:
I'm grumpy because not many posts are made in this lovely forum and I wouldn't want it to close down for lack of activity.

Apart from one website, every other of my regular spooks forums is equally quiet. I doubt that kk would close it down because of low activity levels though.

Thing is, when a website has been running for some time most of the questions folk had, most of the discussions held, are done with. Who would want to go over the same old, same-old again and again?

Unless new members come asking for help, or unless new issues come up, we're left with little that's new. But I'm thankful we do at least have somewhere we can come should we find something of interest to share with like-minded others.
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:43

04 Jan 2017, 11:13 pm

This website has never been a hive of activity. very happy  That doesn't mean that it's not read though. We do get a daily amount of visitors/guests/lurkers - whatever you'd like to call them; they may not physically participating, but there must be something of interest for some in that case - and you are right to doubt, mac! I have no intention of closing the site down. There is 9 years of stuff recorded within these hallowed walls The only way it would 'disappear' through lack of activity would be if no post at all is made for 90 days. That's never happened in the 9 years we've been around, so highly unlikely to see it happen, no matter how quiet we are.
Apart from anything else, there is a fine library of links on the portal page, pointing people to other places where they might find the knowledge or answers to the things they are seeking.

Think of it this way - people visit a library, usually with something particular that they are looking for. They might find something of interest and take that away with them, and [hopefully!] return it when finished with it - at the same time noticing that there are many other books and informative media available there on that same subject of interest that brought them there - or indeed find that there are books available on the shelves there about things they may know nothing about. They may keep in mind to come back and look through those other authors and learn about different views and perspectives along the way. Some of those people will visit the library every day, with the intention of going through everything that's there, or even just to view a reference book which they can't take away with them.
Others may just have come in the door to get out of the rain - or just looking for somewhere peaceful and quiet to 'get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life'.
What would be the purpose of closing down that library, just because it's not teeming with activity every day? - when its shelves are full of books, ready and available for all to avail of - for some to re-read and cross-reference, for others to discover things that are completely new to them, or to find that they are not alone in their experiences ... and so on .......

Keep our libraries open! (I have been personally involved in a campaign/petition to stop the proposed closure of a public Library in my neighbourhood. We won! We saved our Library - but only after a long fight. It was worth it!)

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Post by mac on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:45

05 Jan 2017, 2:12 am

great response, kk!
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 May 2017, 19:51

05 Jan 2017, 11:46 am

Candlelight.kk wrote:.
..Others may just have come in the door to get out of the rain - or just looking for somewhere peaceful and quiet to 'get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life'....


That's precisely it, Candlelight, to me this lovely forum is not just concerned with light after life but also with bringing some peace and light to life itself before we take that last step into the beyond. Think positive and share the love.

There are plenty of threads not specifically dealing with spirituality as such, but which encourage to see the beauty around us and do our best to help others and the planet, other threads just for fun, for debate on various subjects, etc, etc...

As we've seen with certain sceptics who have put their opinions here, debate can get lively, but as long as it's a healthy exchange of views, nobody is barred.

There's something for everyone, so even if we run out of new things to write about the afterlife and what awaits us after death, there's so much more here to appeal to each reader, and if somebody doesn't find what they're looking for, they should join in and post a new thread.

We all know that your policy, Candlelight, is that all are welcome, and that's good.  happyheart


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