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  1. I received the CD I ordered. I'm impressed it arrived so fast. It's so rare that Media Player tried to argue the artist details and tried to tell me it's by a Korean girl band :lol:

    But I have the artwork to prove it is in fact a 90s rock band. With a rather famous film-star bass player B)

    I also found some rare Star Wars graphic novels while out shopping today - and am going back tomorrow for the rest. The people in said shops are nice enough to save them for me.



  2. One from yesterday: Last night, on a music collector's website, I found a rare promo CD that I didn't even know existed. And it was very reasonably priced, so I bought it.

    I was looking for the albums of the band in question, but this single will do for now :)

    The albums are hard to find as they're out of print - and thus very expensive when I have found anyone that's got them - one Amazon seller wanted over £90! :o  

    My dad, bless him, thinks I might find one if I look in the local charity shops etc. I'm trying to explain to him that the odds of someone in our area even *knowing* about this band are Han Solo-level for a start. But there are a couple of local independent record shops that might be able to help.

  3. 7 hours ago, hestia said:


    Just saying Hello...:Vertigo:





    44, 690 - And now we all have Vertigo :D 

    Funnily enough, I was using Vertigo yesterday to try and help my dad get the hang of the first few Spanish numbers. I made sure he understands that 'catorce' is *not* four :lol:

  4. 2 hours ago, pollyanna said:

    44 676 Do teenagers hang out in the library??

    44, 677 - They do in the one I work at. There's a regular group who come in - although not many of that group actually read the books :( I think they just like the big comfy chairs :lol:

    To be fair, one girl did borrow 4 books today, so at least some of the teens read :)

  5. 3 hours ago, Malahide said:

    44650 I saw it on television. He was very emotional and had to leave the press room for a while.

    44, 651 - Made me cry watching the video. But it's understandable - being forced to retire because of injury is horrible.

    But I'm sure he'll find something else to do, maybe TV work or coaching someone else.


  6. 26 minutes ago, doctornickriviera said:

    What’s he learning? Are you going on holibobs to Aberystwyth and he’s learning Welsh?

    He's learning Spanish. We are hoping to go on holiday there later in the year once I've finished my writing course.

    Welsh is on my list of languages to tackle. I know a few words, but would like to learn it properly at some point :)

  7. I went to the library with my Dad today - and this time it was his turn to borrow books :)

    He hardly ever reads and isn't very confident about learning new things, but as we're planning a holiday abroad, he borrowed a beginner's language pack.

    And completed Day 1 of the coursebook within about an hour of getting home. 

    I feel so proud of him for being brave and trying something new.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Manohlive said:

    I keep trying to imagine how you can possibly store all these books and stickers and things you mention.  I realize the books are on loan but they must go somewhere. 

    My library books sit in neat piles in the spare room until I can read them. I borrow from 2 different county authorities, so one set is on one side of the room and the other books are on the opposite side so I know which books have to go back where :)

    Although between my books, coursework and everything else, the spare room is gradually becoming "My room part II" :lol:

    And I am starting to run out of room for trading card binders :wacko:

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