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    • Indie Kid
    • By Indie Kid 6th Jan 14, 1:31 PM
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    Things that made you smile
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    • 6th Jan 14, 1:31 PM
    Things that made you smile 6th Jan 14 at 1:31 PM
    We have a what's irritating you thread, and I think we need a thread for things that have made us smile, etc.

    Me - well, we have a puppy who is now 8 months. I let her out this morning and was hoping to keep the door open for her to come in. But it was too windy. I was stood by the door waiting for her, expecting to see her come down the steps.

    I then heard a tap at the door. She'd come down the steps, which I hadn't seen and tapped to be let in. She also taps to go out.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Nov 19, 4:21 PM
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    I'm a Sheila. I should have married a Bruce!
    Originally posted by Sheel
    Willis or Springsteen?
    • Sheel
    • By Sheel 13th Nov 19, 4:23 PM
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    Willis or Springsteen?
    Originally posted by colinw

    Neither. More like Heckingbottom!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Nov 19, 4:24 PM
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    Neither. More like Heckingbottom!
    Originally posted by Sheel
    Google says no
    • Sheel
    • By Sheel 13th Nov 19, 4:28 PM
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    Google says no
    Originally posted by colinw

    Erm...Higginbottom then?
    • quoia
    • By quoia 13th Nov 19, 10:28 PM
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    I'm a Sheila. I should have married a Bruce!
    Originally posted by Sheel
    Willis or Springsteen?
    Originally posted by colinw
    Nah, neither of them .....

    ... understand there is a preference for the older, the more mature ..

    ... so Sheel must be thinking ....

    FORSYTH
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    Veni, Vidi, VISA ! ................. I came, I saw, I PURCHASED
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    • Sheel
    • By Sheel 13th Nov 19, 11:17 PM
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    Nah, neither of them .....

    ... understand there is a preference for the older, the more mature ..

    ... so Sheel must be thinking ....

    FORSYTH
    Originally posted by quoia

    I'm old, but not that bloomin' old!


    Besides which i'd prefer not to have to dig someone up for a date.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Nov 19, 8:18 AM
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    Nah, neither of them .....

    ... understand there is a preference for the older, the more mature ..

    ... so Sheel must be thinking ....

    FORSYTH
    Originally posted by quoia
    I'm old, but not that bloomin' old!


    Besides which i'd prefer not to have to dig someone up for a date.
    Originally posted by Sheel


    Ho Ho Ho
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 14th Nov 19, 8:37 AM
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    The setting Moon this morning with the tilt of the man's face and the fluffy white cloud just below it, it looked for all the world like the Moon was just settling down to sleep
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 15th Nov 19, 8:02 AM
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    The owner’s proud grin as I asked if that fascinating box was a backgammon set - it was and absolutely *gorgeous* marquetry work. (He said there’s a set in every household in the Middle East - can we not persuade these folks to lay down weaponry & pick up the dice to settle matters?)
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 15th Nov 19, 9:38 AM
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    The owner’s proud grin as I asked if that fascinating box was a backgammon set - it was and absolutely *gorgeous* marquetry work. (He said there’s a set in every household in the Middle East - can we not persuade these folks to lay down weaponry & pick up the dice to settle matters?)
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Dad has played Backgammon for years but equally he has not played for such a long time as no-one he knows can play the game or is even interested in learning
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 15th Nov 19, 10:01 PM
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    I know folk who play the game versus their phones - talk to the local library about local backgammon players? They usually have clubs & social info as well as being competent gossips!

    Failing that, haul dad off to a shisha bar, set up a board & play whomever steps up? Language will follow...
    Last edited by DigForVictory; 16-11-2019 at 8:45 AM.
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 17th Nov 19, 7:11 AM
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    I know folk who play the game versus their phones - talk to the local library about local backgammon players? They usually have clubs & social info as well as being competent gossips!

    Failing that, haul dad off to a shisha bar, set up a board & play whomever steps up? Language will follow...
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Local library has been closed and Dad has never heard of a shisha bar
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 17th Nov 19, 7:43 AM
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    Yellow pages? Any restaurant not branded French Italian American etc, that can do big wedding receptions & whose menu *may* have a line translating what saag aloo consists of (but often just lets you flounder or google) - aim for Middle Eastern & see what happens?

    Or find a not-yet-closed library, hunt a school or university club, even ask the GP receptionists.

    Any local old folks home may already have players lacking partners or who have worn out each others talents - I'm not wholly sure how you get an introduction in but the satisfaction of being allowed to walk out...

    Scouts have a community impact badge - setting up & running a games club might tick that box, but maintaining it after could be ticklish.

    With extreme caution, there is always the small ads/personal column, but possibly also the chance to be paid expenses to play someone's relative. I think a player seeks competitors ad may be safer/simpler?
    • tealady
    • By tealady 17th Nov 19, 1:08 PM
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    Duncan, get dad to try local Facebook groups.
    Or take him to the local pub and ask the staff if he could start a club there.
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    • quoia
    • By quoia 17th Nov 19, 3:11 PM
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    Dad has played Backgammon for years but equally he has not played for such a long time as no-one he knows can play the game or is even interested in learning
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    Local library has been closed and Dad has never heard of a shisha bar
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    Yellow pages? Any restaurant not branded French Italian American etc, that can do big wedding receptions & whose menu *may* have a line translating what saag aloo consists of (but often just lets you flounder or google) - aim for Middle Eastern & see what happens?

    Or find a not-yet-closed library, hunt a school or university club, even ask the GP receptionists.

    Any local old folks home may already have players lacking partners or who have worn out each others talents - I'm not wholly sure how you get an introduction in but the satisfaction of being allowed to walk out...

    Scouts have a community impact badge - setting up & running a games club might tick that box, but maintaining it after could be ticklish.

    With extreme caution, there is always the small ads/personal column, but possibly also the chance to be paid expenses to play someone's relative. I think a player seeks competitors ad may be safer/simpler?
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Alternatively the simpler way might be to contact the UKBGF, or look at their website.

    That's the UK Backgammon Federation!

    https://ukbgf.com/

    If you are a ‘lapsed’ player, why not visit your nearest club and rekindle your interest!

    https://ukbgf.com/clubs/

    SIMPLES
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    Veni, Vidi, VISA ! ................. I came, I saw, I PURCHASED
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    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 18th Nov 19, 7:43 AM
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    All good and well and thanks for all the suggestions but we live in the middle of a cultural desert and the nearest backgammon game is a 2 hour drive away and as mean as Dad is he would not leave me on my own for all that time even if it was just once a month
    • quoia
    • By quoia 18th Nov 19, 12:18 PM
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    quoia
    All good and well and thanks for all the suggestions but we live in the middle of a cultural desert and the nearest backgammon game is a 2 hour drive away and as mean as Dad is he would not leave me on my own for all that time even if it was just once a month
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    May I enquire as to the location of the epicentre of this wasteland?
    There are 10 types of people in the world. ‹(•Ώ•)›
    ‹(•Ώ•)› Those that understand binary and those that do not!


    Veni, Vidi, VISA ! ................. I came, I saw, I PURCHASED
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    S LOWER CASE OMEGA;6.59 so far ..
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 18th Nov 19, 12:37 PM
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    May I enquire as to the location of the epicentre of this wasteland?
    Originally posted by quoia
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    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 18th Nov 19, 5:00 PM
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    BMW driver with frosted windscreen crashes into pole



    Police have criticised a BMW driver for failing to clear their windscreen, after they crashed into a pole in West Lothian.
    A 57-year-old man was charged with a number of offences including dangerous driving.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 18th Nov 19, 5:53 PM
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    Had a breakthrough with a very shy girl I'm tutoring!

    At last. I thoroughly enjoyed this session. I think she did, too.
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