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#26 2017-03-10 10:37:14

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

ylvs wrote:

My city has loads of trees as well. I remember being surprised and apalled as a kid when I first went to Frankfurt and there were no trees. Another reason why I still live here. Kassel is just a great place to be. Come over and find for yourselves ...

I would like to see this Kassel, with its trees and fairytales.

Speaking of trees, many of my trees are doing quite well already this year. The apricot and plum have pretty white flowers all over them. The nectarine has a few maroon flowers as well. And the pear, pomegranate, and orange tree are getting new leaves. The marionberry never lost its leaves, and it continues to grow by the fence. Inside, the grape vine, fig, and strawberry bush are prospering. And the Irish strawberry and guavasteen seem to be doing well.

I won't talk about the others just yet. Too soon to tell.


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#27 2017-03-10 10:38:26

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

ylvs wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Oh, you jokers!

*sheds one last tear for the Garden, as someone throws trash out the passenger window*

But why are you crying for the Garden, when this actually is the Garden?

*nods at first post*

Uh, well... that's easily explained, because.... because...

*runs*


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#28 2017-03-10 10:58:40

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Good maen!

I had therapy, a coffee and a muffin. Now I'm going to take a nap.

I'm afraid it's not going to be a very productive day.

(Good luck with your review, Libra!)

(And Tad, that's awesome even though I won't be able to join you. :) )

 

#29 2017-03-10 11:03:28

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

I also had a coffee and a muffin... well, donut, actually. Though the coffee was blueberry-muffin-flavored. No nap, though, sadly. Although soon I will go to lunch. Excitement!


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#30 2017-03-10 11:06:26

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

I had coffee, and I have a blueberry muffin for later.


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#31 2017-03-10 11:06:48

Ad1tu
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

And yes, it is almost lunch time here as well!


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#32 2017-03-10 11:11:41

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

"Almost" lunch time? What time do you get your lunch? 2 PM?


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#33 2017-03-10 11:14:46

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Stop talking about muffins and donuts when I don't have either. I've had dinner, but now I want dessert and I don't have any. *pouts'


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#34 2017-03-10 11:20:09

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Aww, poor Magpie!

*pushes a virtual muffin through the computer monitor*


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#35 2017-03-10 11:30:55

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Aww, poor Magpie!

*pushes a virtual muffin through the computer monitor*

*picks virtual muffin crumbs out of keyboard*


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#36 2017-03-10 11:56:02

Sahi
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way wrote:

Tad wrote:

I think I might be coming to the Netherlands, actually.  Deb may come too.  If it happens, it will be in October.

Don't spread this around off the board until it's confirmed, please, because it might be a bit politically sensitive with my publishers.  (Might not be, either, but I'm just being safer than sorrier.)

If if it happens, since I'm also going to Germany, we could do a two-headed back-and-forth Smarchmoot in both places.

*squeeees*

Oh hang on.... I no longer live there.... *plots*

You know I have a spare mattress...


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#37 2017-03-10 11:58:38

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Birthday with cake, followed by eating out at the Greek restaurant. Today was definitely a good day!


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#38 2017-03-10 12:01:43

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Okay.... I sit here now blushing.... and I think I shall continue blushing for the entire weekend....

Never had such a review.... words like phenomenal and awesome were used.... and the rater reviews were just as glowing.... was even told that the development tips from the raters were fantastic as she wouldn't have expected those type of comments for someone less than 6 months in her current role....

I also got a 5% increase.... that is huge.... mahoosive.... normal is between 1-2.....

*continues to blush as she eats her food*


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#39 2017-03-10 12:03:55

Ad1tu
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

"Almost" lunch time? What time do you get your lunch? 2 PM?

Usually around 1pm. But I also get to pick when I take my lunch, it's not like I'm locked into a set time each day. And I decided I prefer having less than half a day left when I get back!

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#40 2017-03-10 12:09:22

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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way wrote:

Okay.... I sit here now blushing.... and I think I shall continue blushing for the entire weekend....

Never had such a review.... words like phenomenal and awesome were used.... and the rater reviews were just as glowing.... was even told that the development tips from the raters were fantastic as she wouldn't have expected those type of comments for someone less than 6 months in her current role....

I also got a 5% increase.... that is huge.... mahoosive.... normal is between 1-2.....

*continues to blush as she eats her food*

Oh, awesome! Huge congrats!


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#41 2017-03-10 12:18:42

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way wrote:

It's the weather.... I swear my life turns 180 degrees when the sun shines, the birds sing, it gets warmer and it smells of spring!

*sits in a corner and waits for the smell of Spring*

No wait, this is the fricking Garden.

*dances over the meadows and inhales the smell of Spring*

 

#42 2017-03-10 12:21:38

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

I would like to see this Kassel, with its trees and fairytales.

And I sooooooooooooooooooooo want to show you around.

 

#43 2017-03-10 12:23:50

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

ylvs wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Oh, you jokers!

*sheds one last tear for the Garden, as someone throws trash out the passenger window*

But why are you crying for the Garden, when this actually is the Garden?

*nods at first post*

Uh, well... that's easily explained, because.... because...

*runs*

*falls from the sofa laughing*

Gotcha!

 

#44 2017-03-10 12:25:19

Kia
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Gmaen mint!

passing Kassel at this very moment on my way home from Munich *waves out of the train window*

wishing fot a blueberry muffin :-/

Libra, congrats to praise and salaty increase - you earned it :-)

 

#45 2017-03-10 12:27:23

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Sahi wrote:

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way wrote:

Tad wrote:

I think I might be coming to the Netherlands, actually.  Deb may come too.  If it happens, it will be in October.

Don't spread this around off the board until it's confirmed, please, because it might be a bit politically sensitive with my publishers.  (Might not be, either, but I'm just being safer than sorrier.)

If if it happens, since I'm also going to Germany, we could do a two-headed back-and-forth Smarchmoot in both places.

*squeeees*

Oh hang on.... I no longer live there.... *plots*

You know I have a spare mattress...

I have a guest room with a kingsize bed and loads of German books.

*nods*

 

#46 2017-03-10 12:29:37

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way wrote:

Okay.... I sit here now blushing.... and I think I shall continue blushing for the entire weekend....

Never had such a review.... words like phenomenal and awesome were used.... and the rater reviews were just as glowing.... was even told that the development tips from the raters were fantastic as she wouldn't have expected those type of comments for someone less than 6 months in her current role....

I also got a 5% increase.... that is huge.... mahoosive.... normal is between 1-2.....

*continues to blush as she eats her food*

*POUNCYHUGGLES LIBRA*

That is awsome news.

This is the Garden peeps.

*continues dancing*

 

#47 2017-03-10 12:32:52

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Kia wrote:

Gmaen mint!

passing Kassel at this very moment on my way home from Munich *waves out of the train window*

wishing fot a blueberry muffin :-/

*waves frantically back*

I live 200 me from Wilhelmshöher Bahnhof you just passed through. Next time stop for a coffee although unlikely a blueberry muffin.

 

#48 2017-03-10 12:36:14

Sahi
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Woohoo, congratulations, Libra! (Any news on the taking off in May? I'll need to book my trip soon.)


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#49 2017-03-10 12:37:57

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way wrote:

Okay.... I sit here now blushing.... and I think I shall continue blushing for the entire weekend....

Never had such a review.... words like phenomenal and awesome were used.... and the rater reviews were just as glowing.... was even told that the development tips from the raters were fantastic as she wouldn't have expected those type of comments for someone less than 6 months in her current role....

I also got a 5% increase.... that is huge.... mahoosive.... normal is between 1-2.....

*continues to blush as she eats her food*

Wow, congratulations, Libra! That is fantastic!


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#50 2017-03-10 12:43:48

Kia
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Re: QM - The Lost Garden

ylvs wrote:

Kia wrote:

Gmaen mint!

passing Kassel at this very moment on my way home from Munich *waves out of the train window*

wishing fot a blueberry muffin :-/

*waves frantically back*

I live 200 me from Wilhelmshöher Bahnhof you just passed through. Next time stop for a coffee although unlikely a blueberry muffin.

(^_______^) Next time I will plan a stop for a coffee for sure. With a bit of luck I find some muffins along the way ...

 

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