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pat
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Post by pat » Mon September 29th, 2008, 7:59 am

Is everyone happy about Divia and I co-ordinating this?
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Post by Carine » Mon September 29th, 2008, 8:09 am

[quote=""pat""]Is everyone happy about Divia and I co-ordinating this?[/quote]

Yes, that's OK with me. No problem.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon September 29th, 2008, 9:55 am

Fine with me.
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Post by Misfit » Mon September 29th, 2008, 3:02 pm

Works for me. I'm beginning to see a visit to the Old Curiosity Shop at the Seattle Waterfront for touristy stuff in my near future :D :) :p

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon September 29th, 2008, 3:12 pm

I like the idea of this in theory. On a music-related forum I'm a member of, we used to send each other packages of CDs and other goodies. But this was done intermittently at whim whenver one of us fancied doing so. However, it did require a degree of familiarity with each other's tastes.

It would certainly be nice if we could duplicate something like that over here, but I would not like it to be anything but spontaneous. I would not like there to be anything regimented or decreed about it. Otherwise, it spoils the surprise element in receiving a package, and destroys the pleasure one gets from sending one. It should be completely up to everyone who they send goodies to, what they send, and how often, if at all.

Granted, for the sake of privacy re addresses, it would be good to have someone who will collect names and addresses of those who are interested in sending and being sent, and take it from there.

I sometimes find myself with a second copy of a book or CD and it would be nice to just find a home for it without having to go the bother of ebaying it. Likewise, I sometimes see a bargain copy of a book I love but already have, so I don't buy it, even for a few pence. Now there might be a reason for doing so...

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Post by EC2 » Mon September 29th, 2008, 3:21 pm

Hastening by on a tea break to say me too. And to add that on the other list we very often do tacky. Even if not tacky it's never expensive or too weighty. I'm just about to send one out to my Australian medievalist friend. She's getting
(and I hope she's not a secret member of this list and listening in!)

Information flyer for a stately home in Norfolk. Ditto one picked up at Norwich Castle (both free).
A cross-stitched bookmark I picked up for 50p.
A small notebook with jousting knights on it
4 postcards.
A tiny little sparkly chiffon drawstring jewellry bag (no jewelery in it, it was one sent me with a purchase on e-bay, but it's very pretty).
A small bar of English lavender soap
An English policeman keyring,
Finally a pass-on present from one of the other members of the list. A pair of thong panties (still in packaging!) bought in London with the London underground symbol on them and a slogan saying 'Mind the Gap.' I can see the latter doing several more rounds yet! There is a private joke re Archbishop Thomas Becket and the last item too!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon September 29th, 2008, 4:51 pm

[quote=""pat""]Is everyone happy about Divia and I co-ordinating this?[/quote]

Fine with us.
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Post by Rowan » Mon September 29th, 2008, 8:11 pm

I think this is a fun idea, but I would like to inject a thought. I'm a member of a pagan forum and we've done gift exchanges for all of the Sabbats. There, too, we're spread out over the world. When we each signed up to do this, we indicated whether or not we wanted to exchange always with someone in our own country or outside the country. Perhaps something like that could happen here? Those that can afford to send out of the country are given the opportunity and those who can't, can still participate.

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Post by diamondlil » Mon September 29th, 2008, 8:27 pm

[quote=""EC2""]
Finally a pass-on present from one of the other members of the list. A pair of thong panties (still in packaging!) bought in London with the London underground symbol on them and a slogan saying 'Mind the Gap.' I can see the latter doing several more rounds yet! There is a private joke re Archbishop Thomas Becket and the last item too![/quote]

That Mind the Gap statement is very useful in lots of circumstances. At one point in time we bought stickers from the UK to indicate the great canyon that there is between HR and Payroll in our organisation! The HR people didn't necessarily know why all these stickers suddenly appeared but it entertained us no end!
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Post by Divia » Mon September 29th, 2008, 9:12 pm

[quote=""Rowan""] When we each signed up to do this, we indicated whether or not we wanted to exchange always with someone in our own country or outside the country. Perhaps something like that could happen here? Those that can afford to send out of the country are given the opportunity and those who can't, can still participate.[/quote]



I think this is a fair request. I'm sure some people are willing to do their country and outside while others only within their country. I dont want to elimante anyone because they don't want to ship overseas.

Should we also put a price limit on things or should we leave that up to each person?
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