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    Wave Welcome Fellow Brits

    Well we now have our own little bit of real estate here @ Optiboard. :bbg:
    Its up to us now to make good use of this area thats dedicated to Optics in the UK.
    I can remember being the only brit on the board for a long time and now there are so many of us who frequent this forum, even to the point of 4 of us living within the golden triangle in Yorkshire.
    Lets enjoy now.

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    Question Ay

    So, what is this **** going on with Lisa and Phil?

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    Bad address email on file John R's Avatar
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    I would like to keep this forum optical related, so in this vain...I very rearly SEE eastenders Shanbaum, you really need to talk to my Mrs as she's the soap expert in my house..

    btw, passport please :p ;)

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    Unhappy Sorry

    I thought maybe she needed glasses...

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    Thumbs up Just stopped by to say Hello and...

    Just stopped by to say Hello and wish you all well on your new forum!

    :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: from

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    Who knows how much I can learn here!
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    Wave fly the flag


    could this be the start of something big.:cheers: :cheers:
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    Wink

    :D Shanbaum, don't tell John but...

    Lisa left Mark

    Lisa with Phil

    Phil father of Baby

    Mark now on Isle of Man

    Peggy driving Lisa mad

    (I'll give 'em a couple of months!)

    Dear John, I promise never to let the E word pass my keyboard again.:shiner:

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    sarahr said:
    :D Shanbaum, don't tell John but...
    What about the nanny then...

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    Do you mean Laura?
    She wants baby.
    He's just had secret op cos he doesn't.


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    sarahr said:
    Do you mean Laura?
    Na the one @ the vic....

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    :hammer: Can you tell I've missed a couple. Now you're gonna have to tell me John. What about the nanny??

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    sarahr said:
    Now you're gonna have to tell me John. What about the nanny??
    I dun'no i don't watch the program...Its just what the Mrs say's..

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    Big Smile Heh heh heh

    I can see it now - the EE forum...

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    Mind you you should be a corrie man coming form manchester.... :hammer: :shiner:

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    Peggy has hired a nanny for Lisa'a baby. Lisa feels left out. It's all a bit like the film version of The Krays with Martin Kemp.

    How come Shanbaum knows Eastenders? Is it on that dreadful BBC America channel? When I saw it is was David bloody Bowie 24 hours a day.

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    Thumbs down BBCAmerica

    Actually, it's pretty much nonstop Ground Forces and Changing Rooms.

    EE is about a month behind. They keep moving it around on the schedule, and threaten to eliminate it.

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    Redhot Jumper Re: BBCAmerica

    shanbaum said:
    Actually, it's pretty much nonstop Ground Forces and Changing Rooms.
    Watch out for the "Dimmocks"..
    :shiner: and of course Miss Smillieeeeeeeeeeee

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    Best show on TV, John. and Charlie is definitely a highlight. I must say, Robert, that I have a soft spot for the American "This old house". Thanks goodness for cable TV!

    By the way, John, being born in Glasgow, (and being a fan of the great Mo Jalie) I consider myself a local on this forum.

    Regards
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    I'm pleased to say that it is nice to have this UK forum and it's great to see all the usual suspects in one place!

    Good to see the conversation is at it's usual high intellectual pitch! East enders, Grounforce!!!

    The weather anyone? :D

    Is anyone now going to contribute to the other bit of the international optics bit now that everyone has jumped ship to this one?

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    Wink

    Weather's dam good for the time of year...:finger:

    Good point of Int optics. We will endervor to keep something going in there, but Here's the place for all UK based stuff.

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    So, if this is going to become the new Monoptica (which was pretty well subscribed to a while ago before it got out of control and went into self-destruct) how do I 'out' myself by changing my nickname to my real name?

    And how do we prevent some of the prats that eventually caused the downfall of Monoptica not to do the same here?

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    I confused myself with the double negatives - I didn't mean not prevent not doing (that's four negatives).

    I'm sure you get what I mean.

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    spurs said:
    ... how do I 'out' myself by changing my nickname to my real name?
    Send me an email telling me what your want your name changed to and I can do this for you.

    And how do we prevent some of the prats that eventually caused the downfall of Monoptica not to do the same here?
    That's our job (me and the Mods.) I've been running OptiBoard for over seven years now and it hasn't self-destructed yet! ;)


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    Wave

    spurs said:
    And how do we prevent some of the prats that eventually caused the downfall of Monoptica not to do the same here?
    There is a lot of work done behind the scenes, by the team here. Whch helps to keep this a place where we can enjoy what we like without it getting spoiled by a few idiots.
    Rest assured Spurs this forum will never end up like monoptica....

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    Although of course the quality of contributions to PQE talk on Monoptica has improved enormously recently!:D :D

    The net talk is as poor as ever though. But then I think a lot of optometrists are on another chat site/mailing list run by Phil Morgan. I pulled out of that a few years ago when I got bored of all the complaining about how badly paid optometrists were and how hard we worked (both of course true for Hospital optometrists:bbg: )

    Tim (New PQE Talk advisor on Monoptica not self publicising at all oh no!)

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