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Old 11th April 2019, 07:27
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^I didn't know it was a toy or came under a different name.

I've become a big fan of logic puzzles and Slitherlink was one that took me a little while to get my head around.
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Old 11th April 2019, 08:16
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Ah I'm thinking of Dots and Boxes. I guess the Dots and Boxes toy I had was called Fences.

Slitherlink has been known as (Fences, Takegaki, Loop the Loop, Loopy, Ouroboros, Suriza and Dotty Dilemma), according to Wiki.
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Old 11th April 2019, 08:56
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Ah I'm thinking of Dots and Boxes. I guess the Dots and Boxes toy I had was called Fences.

Slitherlink has been known as (Fences, Takegaki, Loop the Loop, Loopy, Ouroboros, Suriza and Dotty Dilemma), according to Wiki.
OK, I see. It is a slightly different thing.
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Old 16th April 2019, 23:27
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Following a rather bad start to the day, I went on a day trip to Dover. Explored a nature reserve, walked along a river and the seafront, went to a Roman Museum, and went to a pub on my own where the walls were covered in messages from cross-channel swimmers.
The best part was, I had quite a few random conversations with people which was really lovely.
The best part was sitting on the seafront - a little boy with his family came up to me - "would you like an ice cream, we have a spare one and we don't want it. You don't have to pay" He then said "I hope you enjoy it". He must have been only 5 Really brightened my day.
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Old 17th April 2019, 07:49
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^^Kids can be brilliant in that way.

Sometimes I think adults need to learn to be more like kids again.
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Old 19th April 2019, 00:47
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^^Kids can be brilliant in that way.

Sometimes I think adults need to learn to be more like kids again.
I agree with you there. And I often wish I could restart life and be a child again.
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Old 19th April 2019, 21:32
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^I've switched to herbal and fruit teas.
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Old 19th April 2019, 22:20
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RE OP

2 walks, 1 bike ride and a workout (3rd point takes the willpower the other's are easy). Good escape from loneliness (temporarily), helping my posture. Managed to do 3 workout sessions this week despite the tiredness and buckling to drinking.
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Old 19th April 2019, 22:34
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^Congrats. I'm reducing the amount of cardio I do now to add in lifting sessions.
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Old 22nd April 2019, 18:30
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I volunteered, yes volunteered, to get up and go out infront of an audience and participate in a bird show. . I think I may have had sunstroke....

Still I got this beauty (Indian Eagle Owl) called Banda on my hand and she flew back and forth to me from someone else's hand for a good 5/10 mins.


Not a great photo but this is her earlier sunbathing:

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Old 22nd April 2019, 18:40
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Bloody hell.. for a moment, I thought that was a picture of a snake eating an owl!

Nice one, Mo! That sounds scary!
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Old 22nd April 2019, 18:56
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yeah it's not a great pic.

Thanks biscuits . It strangely wasn't, I somehow blocked off the fact there was an audience and didn't look at them at all. As for the owl I wasn't scared at all, I was dead keen!
It was quite a privilege


So the cure for my SA apparently is - must carry an eagle owl at all times
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Old 22nd April 2019, 20:07
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^ Well done Mo. Perhaps OWL therapy is better than CBT!
I would like to take an eagle owl around Tesco with me.
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Old 22nd April 2019, 20:55
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^^ just stay away from any staircases when you're with an owl.
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Old 22nd April 2019, 21:07
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^ Well done Mo. Perhaps OWL therapy is better than CBT!
I would like to take an eagle owl around Tesco with me.
Thanks Fungus . I know which one i'd choose!
Oh wouldn't that be so great.


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^^ just stay away from any staircases when you're with an owl.
Oh yeah....
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Old 23rd April 2019, 07:34
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^^ just stay away from any staircases when you're with an owl.
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Old 23rd April 2019, 17:26
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^ Thanks Melangell

I was tempted. There was also a Raven (it apparently can say hello) who I could have quite fancied slipping in to my handbag too :p
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Old 5th May 2019, 01:11
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Went to a wedding reception and actually danced. An achievement considering I'm one of the worst dancers you'll ever meet and for that reason hate doing it.

A testament to just how much I've managed to overcome my SA over the years.
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Old 9th May 2019, 12:54
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I recently joined a makerspace / hackspace - it's a club for people who want to build things with a workshop full of tools and equipment.
I've got a few projects that I've been trying to make at home, such as a clock using Nixie tubes for the display and another electromechanical clock thing.
I'm going to the electronics night tonight and I'm a bit nervous to meet people there for the first time!
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Old 9th May 2019, 15:08
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was this you?
Nah, banana man got rhythm and actually looks like he knows what he's doing.
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Old 9th May 2019, 20:12
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well that was a disastrophe.
never mind then.
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Old 9th May 2019, 21:57
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^What happened?
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Old 14th May 2019, 18:06
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^Well done Melangell.
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Old 21st May 2019, 16:44
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^ Blimey, that's a fair distance, well done
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Old 21st May 2019, 18:30
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Great thread!

Today I had coffee with my support worker at my flat, then went for a 5k jog and sent an email about a volunteering group so not a bad day.
I'm still trying to make small forward moves everyday even though I feel pretty stuck at the moment.
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Old 21st May 2019, 19:52
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Finally stood up to a toxic little shit who constantly moans and slags people off behind their backs.Then got taken off the contract which means i no longer have to work with him anymore
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Old 22nd May 2019, 15:50
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Locked eyes and spoke intently to an extreme extrovert today for a good five minutes.I rarely experience people with such confidence able to speak loudly and grin and just look as though they are sizing you up without a hint of looking away .I did well i held my own but god was it tough a bit like playing chicken who would falter first not that he ever would

For the next hour and a half he had everyone else laughing totally waiting on his next funny aside , his whole demeanor exuded power..i was a bit jealous and the same old feelings of i could never entertain like that next time i work there...oh well recovered later ..i am who i am too late to change that.
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Old 25th May 2019, 22:41
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Deweeded the back-back garden.... well, made a start i should say.

It's gonna take a good few more hours to get anything close to decent - working just by hand is a slow process when there are many weeds per square foot (not to mention the bloody leaves cluttering the place up). My dad recently took the blow-torch weed-killer thing we had (and never used), which would have been perfect for the job. It's rewarding work though and i'll be at it again tomorrow..... there'll be a mass woodlice migration to contend with... i don't know how this government will cope
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Old 26th May 2019, 09:35
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more & more im not caring what strangers think about me, i had a few spots a couple days ago & i couldnt care less didnt even put conceler on

Also i had a bad fall when i was on a walk with my partner, i thought i would have probably of cried in that situation but i got up & managed to laugh about it. Although i have various cuts & bruises.
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Old 26th May 2019, 11:51
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Went with my partner to go and pick up something he'd bought from ebay yesterday. Was tempted to stay in the car as I find it a bit anxiety-provoking to go into the house of someone I don't know, expecting to have to make small talk. But went with him and it was fine.

Afterwards we went for lunch in a pub nearby and had a really bizarre experience. Everything had been fine and we went up to the bar to pay. It was a very small place so I think it was clear we were waiting, but someone else came along and went in front of us. My partner spoke up about how we'd been waiting first (just politely, as it did feel like we'd been treated a bit rudely - is this fair?) and we got a torrent of hostility from the landlord. He (aggressively!) made it clear we weren't welcome, that he could serve whoever he wants and also told us to look at his face and tell us whether we thought he looked concerned (clearly he must've been in some way, as he wasn't exactly acting reasonably) and told us to leave. We left (he pretty much looked like he wanted to punch my partner and myself) - without having paid as he didn't seem to want to let us (so free lunch in consolation!) wondering what on earth had just happened.

Left a review online, which he replied to with some personal attacks about us (we're pretentious and obnoxious - everyone else at the bar apparently thought so, and I'm a 'little girl who should go away', despite being 29 years old and the pair of us being nothing but polite throughout the whole time we spent having lunch ). Wondered whether I should have just left it, but pleased I did actually outline our honest experience as have never experienced such weird, uncalled for rude treatment from anyone working in any type of business before in my life!
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