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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8850 on: March 17, 2017, 10:57:33 PM »
@Lady_Ty I just picked up some origami, which I have not practised since high school in japanese class, and college before that.
I've made three versions of this dino :
Spoiler for Hiden:





Then did a fox and a cat, the fox being an easy pattern and the cat a easy-medium.





My goal is to be able to do a DRAGON for you before long.

Look at those beasties!!!

Spoiler for Hiden:








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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8851 on: March 18, 2017, 04:56:16 PM »
Funny thing:
Today I went to an art gallery, and in one room there was quite a large piece (sculpture) that made me think. So on one side of the room there I was, sitting on the floor with my notebook, writing about stuff (inspired by the piece) - and then on the other side of the room I noticed a guy also sitting on the floor, also with a notebook, but drawing the piece (or things inspired by it)
 ;D

I like that there are really different people in the world :)


Edit: YAY, I see @Doctor_Chill, I see Chilly *dances and skips all around*
I missed YOUUUUUUUU 8)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8852 on: March 19, 2017, 11:27:12 AM »
@Lady_Ty I just picked up some origami, which I have not practised since high school in japanese class, and college before that.
I've made three versions of this dino :
Spoiler for Hiden:





Then did a fox and a cat, the fox being an easy pattern and the cat a easy-medium.





My goal is to be able to do a DRAGON for you before long.

Look at those beasties!!!

Spoiler for Hiden:









@Nora, Thanks for posting those, Ilove all your origami, you are patient and accurate. I can only fold cranes which are a bit wobbly  ;) Please practice the dragons and send more pics when you have done some. They look complicated but beautiful specially the green one and the maroon one, but the pink one is a cutie too. ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8853 on: March 19, 2017, 01:49:14 PM »
Out the back door:
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8854 on: March 19, 2017, 02:53:43 PM »
oh wow, it looks beautiful!

I can't show in a photo the wind and persistent light horizontal rain that is outside my window ::)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8855 on: March 19, 2017, 03:36:30 PM »
I can't show in a photo the wind and persistent light horizontal rain that is outside my window ::)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8856 on: March 20, 2017, 01:29:54 PM »
Just discovered that my University's Performing Arts Society is putting on Wyrd Sisters (the Pratchett one) this weekend. Never really got on with Pratchett's writing style, but might be worth seeing.

Any thoughts on how it might translate to stage?

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8857 on: March 20, 2017, 02:27:16 PM »
Just discovered that my University's Performing Arts Society is putting on Wyrd Sisters (the Pratchett one) this weekend. Never really got on with Pratchett's writing style, but might be worth seeing.

Any thoughts on how it might translate to stage?
Imagine a comic Macbeth ;D
So yes, please go see it!
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8858 on: March 20, 2017, 06:17:37 PM »
So, I'm starting to the JMack's third Trip of a Lifetime. (The first was Malta where Mrs,. JMack's mother was born; the second was Greece, with a few days in Istanbul).

I had been thinking of a walking tour in Cotswolds, plus a few days in Granada because Lisa has been wanting to visit the Al Hambra.

Then I got a bee in my bonnet (so to speak -- really, so to speak  >:( ) and am thinking about a few days in southern Spain and then a multi-day visit to Morocco.

Anyone ever been? @Saraband?
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8859 on: March 20, 2017, 06:20:43 PM »
@Jmack, bad boy!!! You know that if you mention southern Spain, both Saraband and I will tell you to go to southern Portugal instead :P
And then, because you prefer culture to beach, I tell you to go to Lisbon instead!
And then, because I'm selfish, I say "come to England for a few days!!! See castles, manor houses and FF people (me, of course!)"
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8860 on: March 20, 2017, 07:30:07 PM »
So, I'm starting to the JMack's third Trip of a Lifetime. (The first was Malta where Mrs,. JMack's mother was born; the second was Greece, with a few days in Istanbul).

I had been thinking of a walking tour in Cotswolds, plus a few days in Granada because Lisa has been wanting to visit the Al Hambra.

Then I got a bee in my bonnet (so to speak -- really, so to speak  >:( ) and am thinking about a few days in southern Spain and then a multi-day visit to Morocco.

Anyone ever been? @Saraband?

You'll never be short of things to see in Southern Spain, @Jmack, don't worry :) Seville is absolutely spectacular, and one day is not enough for you to see all the things worth seeing! There's the must-see Catedral de Sevilla, and right next to it, La Giralda, which involves climbing quite a height on foot - good thing is that, from what I recall, there aren't that many steps, but ramps. Don't be fooled though - climbing 100m of steep ramps in Sevilla's staunching heat is something of a challenge, though the views you get at the top are absolutely breathtaking.

Then there is my absolutely favourite monument, the Alcazar. Its architecture is perfect in showcasing the beautiful range of different heritages that make up the culture of South Spain, bringing together Muslim, Jewish and Catholic elements in quite an awe-inspiring manner. Its gardens have also been prominently featured in Game of Thrones, for the scenes that take place in Dorne :) I know the Alhambra gets all the publicity, and rightly so, but the Alcazar in Seville is a very similar example of how rich Southern Spanish culture is.

Finally, I would recommend the Casa de Pilatos. It is a museum with a very interesting history, and I found its guided tour hilarious because of the guide's accent and her awkward turns of phrase.

When you're done with these (which should take you a while), then Seville is just a wonderful city to roam freely and explore its narrow streets. Have some tapas and enjoy some local refreshments, take a walk by the river, or walk in the gardens close to the university - I absolutely love Seville  :D

Then, other places in Southern Spain which might interest you are Cordoba - its Mosque-Cathedral epitomizes the history of the region perfectly, and the Cordoba Synagogue is also worth a visit. You can also find the ruins of a Roman temple right in the middle of town.

In Granada you have to go and spend a few hours at the Alhambra. It is one of those places completely out of this world. But please, make sure you don't miss the Palace of Charles V if you can - and especially if you're tired of only seeing Medieval / Moorish monuments. This Palace is from an entirely different era of Spanish History, and it has quite a few artistic treasures on display - plus, it's a beauty, a sort of Spanish Versailles.

Unfortunately I have never been to Morocco, so I can't give you any guidance from personal experience. But your idea of visiting Southern Spain and Morocco on the same trip sounds marvelous, and will only make you see how intertwined both places are through centuries (even millennia) of shared history.

@Jmack, bad boy!!! You know that if you mention southern Spain, both Saraband and I will tell you to go to southern Portugal instead :P
And then, because you prefer culture to beach, I tell you to go to Lisbon instead!
And then, because I'm selfish, I say "come to England for a few days!!! See castles, manor houses and FF people (me, of course!)"
 ;D

But then again, I think @ScarletBea's plan sounds great  ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8861 on: March 20, 2017, 07:32:46 PM »
Granada and Andalusia in general are really beautiful*. I've been there with my brother and my parents (our Christmas gift to them) in October'14 and it was the perfect time of year, not too warm, all the fruits ripening and no crowded beaches (the Alhambra was crowded, but that's normal I guess).
If you have some specific questions I may be able to answer them.

*I heard Portugal is really beautiful too with great food and really nice inhabitants but I haven't been there yet. My parents and some friends were last year and loved it a lot.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8862 on: March 21, 2017, 05:12:47 AM »
How I would LOVE to explore Portugal and Spain. My travels skipped right over them between Germany and points further south and east.

I'll be flying to Vegas tomorrow - how I hope the TSA does not grope me or otherwise spark my absolute loathing and contempt for authority figures. If they detain or harass me, I'll do my level best to make the news.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8863 on: March 21, 2017, 10:36:46 AM »
How I would LOVE to explore Portugal and Spain. My travels skipped right over them between Germany and points further south and east.

I'll be flying to Vegas tomorrow - how I hope the TSA does not grope me or otherwise spark my absolute loathing and contempt for authority figures. If they detain or harass me, I'll do my level best to make the news.

"Career veteran hauled screaming through airport, detained for hours. While witnesses as far as two terminals away heard him yelling, closer observers describe a man applying mixed martial arts to TSA security guards while bellowing about "unlawful search and seizure" and Constitutional law. His wife was admitted to a hospital in Georgia for hurting her vision while rolling her eyes, but did respond to queries with a written response: 'He's a jackass.'"

I would seriously read a book written on this.  ;D

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8864 on: March 21, 2017, 10:54:07 AM »
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