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Interview the person below you.

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thundril
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#1721 Post by thundril » October 20th, 2011, 12:07 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Wasting perfectly good agricultural land (and the produce thereof) on beef cattle.
If you were facing imminent obliteration and had only Twitter available (140 characters limit) what message would you leave?

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#1722 Post by Nick » October 21st, 2011, 6:56 pm

TBH, I don't think I'd waste my final few minutes on this earth messing about with Twitter!



You have just won a prize: a week's course, for the skill or recreation of your choice. What would you choose?

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#1723 Post by thundril » October 21st, 2011, 11:28 pm

Technical climbing. I have done an IRATA course (industrial rope access) and would love to build on that. I believe the IRATA techniques were developed from caving and pot-holing. Can't think of many other things where I could get a meaningful basic grounding in a week, but this feels possible. .
Same question?

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#1724 Post by Skyfrog » October 22nd, 2011, 12:16 am

Maybe creative writing. I'd like to be an author one day...

Question: If you were on death row and offered a "last meal" of your choice, what would it be?

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#1725 Post by thundril » October 22nd, 2011, 8:16 pm

A steak cut from the rump of the State Governor. (Wouldn't eat it though!)
Ever performed in a panto?

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#1726 Post by jamesjones950 » October 23rd, 2011, 11:03 am

No.


You?
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#1727 Post by thundril » October 24th, 2011, 8:21 am

Not since I was very young, and believed I could sing!
Do you sing?

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#1728 Post by Fia » October 24th, 2011, 10:45 am

Be thankful I only sing in private :)



Do you play a musical instrument, if so which and to what level?

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#1729 Post by Sel » October 24th, 2011, 4:39 pm

Played the piano...to grade 9 conservatory (10 grades in Canada). I have lost most of that skill from lack of use.

As a youngster I also played the bagpipes in a girls' Pipe Band in Nova Scotia. While a member in 1960, we won an American Competition for our grade level. The level? I don't recall but I assume it was not a grade one band!!! :wink:

While travelling I would play a penny whistle and my family would hide it whenever they had the opportunity!

Do you ever make your own bread?
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#1730 Post by thundril » October 24th, 2011, 4:55 pm

When I lived in a house, I used to make bread a lot. And beer. Similar feel. Yeast working away for our benefit.
Which countries do you hope to visit in the not-too-distant future?

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#1731 Post by Alan C. » October 24th, 2011, 6:17 pm

Which countries do you hope to visit in the not-too-distant future?
Non but I do bake my own bread :smile:

Are you looking forward to Christmas?
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#1732 Post by stevenw888 » October 31st, 2011, 2:09 pm

Yes I am! And that is quite suprising given that in the past I disliked Xmas (I try and avoid the "christ" word) because of its overwhelming commercialism and the pressure that big business tries to place on ordinary people to buy things that they could not afford for friends and family in the vague hope that this would somehow "see them right in the hereafter."
I now approach Christmas from a totally different perspective, looking forward to seeing family and friends and arranging big get-togethers in each others houses over the festive period. My wife and I are taking our two daughters and their husbands out on New years eve for a meal at a lovely restaurant in Wales that we all know and love and that will be the highlight for me. If relatives ask me what I want for Xmas, I tell them that I'm looking forward to spending time with them over Xmas and that's the best gift of all. Unfortunately my mum and dad are obsessed with buying things for me and my siblings and will not stop pestering me until I tell them a "something" to buy for me. But other than that, I'm looking forward to the whole shebang.

If you could spend Xmas day anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
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#1733 Post by Dave B » October 31st, 2011, 2:48 pm

As far away from any kind of Xmas celebration as I could get! Spent a great one in a near blizzard on the summit of Kinder Scout eating jam and sardine sarnies, er, not both fillings together between the same slices of bread that is. 'Course, I was young and even more silly than I am now in those days.

You have £100 that must be donated to a recognised charity, but not one that benefits people directly - which would you choose?
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#1734 Post by stevenw888 » November 1st, 2011, 1:50 pm

I would choose any charity that provides benefit to suffering animals - in fact I'd rather donate money to animal charities than I would to human ones.
The senseless cruelty to dogs in the Philippines sickens me. I would never visit there on principle.

http://itstheirdestiny.2kat.net/phil.html

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#1735 Post by Alan C. » November 3rd, 2011, 4:45 pm

Thirty three and a third quid each to mountain rescue, RNLI, and PDSA (Peoples dispensary for sick animals)

If you could live at any time in the past or the future, when would you choose and why.
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#1736 Post by jaywhat » November 5th, 2011, 5:38 am

Well as wishful thinking is a bit of a waste of time and as I have no belief in magic or any mumbo jumbo at all I would not be able to choose any time in the past because that is impossible to arrange. It cannot happen so why waste time thnking about it.
As for moving my life to the future that is by and large equally impossible.

The only answer I can give is that I would like to live my life starting from next Monday. I could then miss the weekend fireworks and another bloody Sunday and the chances of me living until then are quite high anyway so no overly hopeful thinking there then.

I was just going to choose tomorrow but I am trying to be a bit more adventurous than that.


.........Same question..........

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#1737 Post by Fia » November 14th, 2011, 8:42 pm

I think I'd like to break all laws of space/time and either live amongst some of my ancestors or descendants. Why? How cool would it be to hug and spend time with a great great (as many times recurring as you like) grandparent or a great great (as many times recurring as you like) grandchild.
I promise to stay shtum about who I really am to not break the continuum...




What traits do your family have?

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#1738 Post by thundril » November 14th, 2011, 9:06 pm

They're mostly extreme eight-wing.. . .i guess I'm the Red and Green Sheep.

If one of the Gods was going to actually exist, is there one whose existence you could enjoy?

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#1739 Post by Nick » November 14th, 2011, 10:47 pm

Bacchus :D





Do you follow any other blogs or fora?

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#1740 Post by toctel » December 4th, 2011, 3:15 pm

I used to follow http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/


but the last " biscuit of the week" seems to have been in 2008


What's your favourite biscuit ?

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#1741 Post by Dave B » December 4th, 2011, 3:29 pm

McVitie's dark chocolate whole wheat, which are terrible for my waist dimension, not very good for my heart but work wonders for my sense of well being.

Are you a dunker, and whatever the answer - why?
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