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    Italy is a beautiful place! You will love it! I...

    Italy is a beautiful place! You will love it!
    I have been to Venice on a weeklong vacation (long time ago). Venice impressed me the most (of all the Italian cities), it's just so different with its...
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    I had my ears flushed twice. Fairly easy,...

    I had my ears flushed twice. Fairly easy, painless procedure with softening ear drops first and then a syringe filled with warm water. The results were impressive: I had superhuman hearing for weeks...
  3. My sister bought a two year old directly from the...

    My sister bought a two year old directly from the Piber stud farm. They pre-select the ones for sale and keep the ones they hope to make Spanish Riding School horses.
    They are very reasonably...
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    I have never ridden with Mary Wanless in a clinic...

    I have never ridden with Mary Wanless in a clinic nor have I seen her teach. But I picked up one of her books (the Masterclass) in the early 90s and it is the best book about riding I have ever read....
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    I did the 30 day abs challenge which consisted of...

    I did the 30 day abs challenge which consisted of crunches, sit ups, leg raises and plank. Plank was the hardest part, I found. On day 30 I had to do 200 crunches, 65 leg raises, 165 situps and a 2...
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    Haha...dragging you on a skydive Coanteen - it's...

    Haha...dragging you on a skydive Coanteen - it's on my bucket list!
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    Yep! Over 400 jumps under my belt. I am licensed...

    Yep! Over 400 jumps under my belt. I am licensed jumper with my own gear etc...lots of fun!
    The safest way to jump for a newbie is a Tandem jump where you are more or less a passenger and free to...
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    Well, Irene Adler is a German name. And Irene is...

    Well, Irene Adler is a German name. And Irene is pronounced ir-RAY-nuh in German. So, I think they just wanted to keep the name sounding German or wanted to respect her own pronounciation of the...
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    Which barn did they go to? I live near St....

    Which barn did they go to?
    I live near St. Albert.
  10. I also think 7k is way too high for this horse....

    I also think 7k is way too high for this horse. Unless your trainer has other buyers lined up? Tell her that you have done some research on pricing and offer her 4-5k. I would seriously balk at 7k...
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    Dotneko - what time of year was this aweful...

    Dotneko - what time of year was this aweful weather in the Western Caribbean?
    Just need to know for future reference...
    Thanks!
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    Driving in the UK?

    So, our next vacation will take us to Scotland and we are considering renting a car (after spending a couple of days in Edinburgh) to explore the Highlands etc....
    Of course driving on the left side...
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    Not a ghost but a dream: When I was ten years...

    Not a ghost but a dream:
    When I was ten years old (many, many years ago) we got this kitten named Nikki. She was very special and I was very attached to her. She grew into a beautiful cat but sadly...
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    A good friend of mine had severe OCD many years...

    A good friend of mine had severe OCD many years ago.
    The only thing that helped her were anti-anxiety drugs. She felt so much better in a short time.
    Her OCD manifested itself mostly around washing...
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    Shiba Inu Dogs

    Do you own one? Do you know one?
    Husband and I are throwing around the idea of maybe getting a dog. It's all very preliminary at this point.
    We both like the looks and size of Shiba Inus. However,...
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    I ate Nutella every day when I was a kid growing...

    I ate Nutella every day when I was a kid growing up in Germany...luckily I overdosed at one point and now cannot look at the stuff.
    My niece is totally addicted. She eats Nutella sandwiches where...
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    Ah! Leave it to Coanteen to get all scientific on...

    Ah! Leave it to Coanteen to get all scientific on us! Now I know why I always have to climb into the "washroom" onboard a diveboat and try to peel off the wetsuit that is stuck to me like glue (after...
  18. Anyone ever vacation in Huatulco, Mexico?

    And if yes, did you enjoy it?
    We are planning a weeklong vacation in Mexico in December and Huatulco sort of caught our interest.
    Our neighbour has been there several times and she loves it.
    From...
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    Thank you for all your replies! I will try the...

    Thank you for all your replies! I will try the Mac's earplugs. Husband is not overweight. He usually snores shortly after falling asleep for a while and then stops snoring. I don't think his snoring...
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    Hmmm. Maybe my technique with the foamy earplugs...

    Hmmm. Maybe my technique with the foamy earplugs needs improvement. I squish and shove them in. Sooo, you gotta drill them in?
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    Expensive Vacations....what the heck you gotta...

    Expensive Vacations....what the heck you gotta live a little!
    Nice wine, good chocolate and high-end ice cream.
    Capuccino's and Latte's for my Tassimo machine....
    Saddle pads in many different...
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    Light sleeper and snoring husband

    So, I have a wee problem with my husband's snoring. He doesn't snore very loudly nor does he do it all night long BUT I am a very light sleeper and I have a hard time falling asleep next to him...
  23. Married for over twenty years. We have always had...

    Married for over twenty years. We have always had separate accounts. We figured out who pays which bills - which we faithfully do - and the leftover money is ours to spend - or save. We have zero...
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    Thanks guys. Yes, the mother (my friend) has a...

    Thanks guys.
    Yes, the mother (my friend) has a complete inability to be strict with her kids. She knows (and people keep telling her) that she does too much hand-holding and problem solving for her...
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    Immature grown kids?

    No, don't have one - but my friend does.
    And she recently poured her heart out about the frustrations with her 22 year old daugther.
    Daughter still lives at home - not unsual in this day and age...
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