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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun December 7th, 2008, 6:11 pm

"nona" wrote:a lady on a horse and a knight walking beside her, it's a painting that I saw and fell in love with but with a hefty price tag I had to settle.


Oh now I see it, I had to squint even with my glasses on! I thought it was some kind of monster at first, LOL!

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sun December 7th, 2008, 6:22 pm

It's a painting called La Belle Damme sans Merci by Sir Frank Dicksee, 1903.
Just type it into Google images and see how many times it comes up!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon December 8th, 2008, 11:57 am

Wasn't that a poem by Keats as well? I seem to remember studying this in my A Level days.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Tue December 9th, 2008, 1:17 pm

This may be a difficult to explain, but bear with me!!

A close friend of mine appeared on the BBC quiz show "The Weakest Link" a few weeks ago. (He didn't do very well but that's beside the point).

Anyway, yesterday evening, he and I and three other friends of his were in the audience for the recording of a radio comedy show.

During the interval, this friend went out to get drinks. While he was out, we decided to play a trick on him (OK, I admit it, it was my idea).
We asked the people sitting in the row in front of us to suddenly turn around to him when he came back in and say: "Weren't you in The Weakest Link a few weeks ago? Didn't you get knocked out in the third round? etc."

Well, this woman in front of us put in an Oscar-winning performance and he fell for it hook, line and sinker -- lapping it all up, fully believing that he was so memorable that she not only remembered him but also what round he made it to. He spent the rest of the evening and journey home revelling in it. (And we could barely maintain our hysterics. Made the whole evening worthwhile.)

I was all ready to take the wind out of his sails by fessing up and bringing the joke to its conclusion, but the other guys are insisting that we keep it up till the new year!! He'll be insufferable till then but it will be worth it for when we tell him!

Cruel, I know, but very funny.

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Postby Carine » Tue December 9th, 2008, 2:13 pm

:D :D Good one Sweetpotatoboy !!

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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed December 10th, 2008, 5:51 am

LOL! That is a good one Sweetpotatoboy!



My best things: Government payout hit my bank today! Yay! Put up the Christmas trees today! And I have just had a phone call saying my new glasses are ready for collection tomorrow! (that means some of my payout will be paid out, but hey, its good for the economy!)
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed December 10th, 2008, 12:50 pm

I found my lost book! Yay :D
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed December 10th, 2008, 6:05 pm

"Divia" wrote:I found my lost book! Yay :D


Yay! Where did you find the little bugger?

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed December 10th, 2008, 7:00 pm

Today the mail came a little early and with it was a card from my Dad, and inside the card was a check for.....$600!

Now we have to decide what else to buy for Christmas!

SM
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Thu December 11th, 2008, 3:38 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Yay! Where did you find the little bugger?

SM


Um... :o On the Kitchen table under the gifts for the family I adopted!

Oh yay! Money is always sweet!
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