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I go away for a while then...
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:26:45 PM »
I know I was only an occasional user of MWC, but I'd grown to love you guys and gals with your witty repartee and appreciative comments, so I popped back in and whoa. Thanks to Firefly for sending me a boomerang with this address on it. No doubt she's recaptured it and sending it off again.

For those who've been lucky enough not to encounter me:
Geoff Nelder, former teacher of Geography and IT, lives in England withing easy cycling distance of the Welsh mountains. I thought I could make money from my writing after some deluded readers said they adored my style, but while yes there's money coming in, it's not enough to keep me in puncture repair kits for my touring bicycle. However, being a bad-ass editor and a critical contest judge actually pays a decent amount of pocket money. Certainly more than the 80+ short stories and 10 books published so far.

Good to see you again.

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Re: I go away for a while then...
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 12:43:44 PM »
Glad you've found us, Geoff.   Feel free to invite any other 'strays' you may have contact with.

I got 'warned off' by the new owners of MWC for telling people to come on over to BWF ;-)  They threatened to shut down my account if I didn't desist.  But not before I got an 'open letter' up for all the members.

Seeing as I've got  lot of stuff over there I'm still periodically 'mining' to transfer it safely to my own archives on my own computer I pulled my horns in a bit.

One way or another we seem to have brought the hard core of more active members over to the new place.

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Re: I go away for a while then...
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 07:49:02 PM »
Hello and welcome Geoff :)

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Re: I go away for a while then...
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 04:22:57 AM »
 :D :D

Glad to see you arrived safe and sound Geoff.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 07:11:24 PM »
Oops! Glad you found us, Geoff.  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 06:24:21 PM »
So glad you cycled in, Geoff.
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Re: I go away for a while then...
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 06:45:10 PM »
Welcome, Geoff. Did you bring your Left Luggage? We're all immune to the ARIA virus here, so no worries. 😜

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Re: I go away for a while then...
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 04:04:01 PM »
I walked with grandson Oliver (9) home from school yesterday. I pointed at a tree. "What type of tree is that?"
Quick as a flash he replied with, "A Silver Birch."
I did a little victory dance. "Yes, you remembered! Well done, kid!"
Oliver: "I learnt it from Minecraft."
I stopped dancing. "No you didn't. I've been teaching you the name of those trees all year!"
Oliver: "Oh, I hadn't noticed. Sorry Pop, But it's one of the materials I can choose to make things on Minecraft. Can I have an ice-cream?"

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Re: I go away for a while then...
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 07:30:54 PM »
Aww, no getting too big for your boots there... ;D ;D ;D I'd have said no to the ice-cream!!! :P

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Re: I go away for a while then...
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 12:46:23 PM »
It's the only ice-cream he gets per week, from the jingly-jangly ice-cream van conveniently parked outside his school. I've always thought they should also offer apples, but I've been told they're too full of sugar and acid. Carrots then?

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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 10:44:18 AM »
It's the only ice-cream he gets per week, from the jingly-jangly ice-cream van conveniently parked outside his school. I've always thought they should also offer apples, but I've been told they're too full of sugar and acid. Carrots then?


 :D :D :D I'd have said no to the ice-cream for stealing my thunder, not because of the sugar content!