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#6161 - 09/08/00 04:19 PM Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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Which is just what I'm off to do.

Back at my desk on 20th Sept - I guess I'll have to take a whole day of the bosses time to catch up on a week's supply of awad posts.

Look after yourselves, everyone, see you when I get back


#6162 - 09/09/00 06:35 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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Yeah, I can relate to that!

The only difference is that I'll be after the Red Ned, not Madeira. I have just checked in after a short absence and find nearly 200 posts to check out. How can I cope?

Ah well, we do our best, I guess,

sakezuki lusy ( I think that's it)


#6163 - 09/09/00 11:44 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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Dearest lusy,

I am SO GLAD you're back. I've missed you so!


#6164 - 09/10/00 11:16 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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Swanning off to Flanders, perhaps, Rhuby?


#6165 - 09/13/00 08:03 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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paulb,

I gnu, just a gnu, someone would get in before me with the puns!


#6166 - 09/13/00 09:30 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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Bridget,

I got a gnu, and love him very much, but...
what'd I miss about paulb's post??


#6167 - 09/13/00 11:42 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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Jackie, you may be missing out on a cultural reference here.

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann were very successful stage performers in the UK. Their act consisted of light-hearted chatter punctuated by witty songs, or witty chatter punctuated by light-hearted songs, if you prefer.

See http://timothyplatypus.tripod.com/FaS/ for more details. Particularly Madeira M'Dear and the Gnu Song.
Thank you. I have now looked them up on the web and found this site I would otherwise never have known about!


#6168 - 09/13/00 02:21 PM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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Thanks, Bridget--
I bet I would have really liked them.
Psst--don't tell tsuwm, but there was a Pythonlink,
and I snuck a peek. I may just have to learn what
M.P. is all about if I expect to get half his ref's!


#6169 - 09/14/00 11:07 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!  
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Thanks, Bridget. My wife and I were lucky enough to attend one of their Melbourne performances many years ago. A night to remember! Donald Swann played piano and sang, and Michael Flanders (who was wheelchair bound) narrated and sang. Many of their songs are 'classics' especially a very poignant one about all the little country railway stations in England which had been closed down. A treasury of wonderful English placenames.



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