Hello from a new Lotter

By MysD
@mysdianait (64059)
Italy
December 4, 2016 10:25am CST
Well it feels like that as it is so long since I was last here (and I just got a scolding for that too ) I have no excuses... well I have but I won't bother with them as the list is so long and I'm not sure that you would believe them anyway How is everyone? Please believe me that I really do miss being here and I miss all of my friends here and in the next few weeks, especially as the winter is now setting in and the evenings are darker, I definately will be here more often. I am not sure that I can still type as fast as before but I will do my bestest, promise Nothing to add here... oh the gnomes in the pic are having coffee in a bar in town. They appear outside many shops during the Christmas season and I will post more pics of them as the days pass (when I am out on my daily morning walk I see them) So who is still here and what have you been up to? You can tell me anything and everything as I am sure I have missed a lot p.s. I am still using XP and have many problems, esepcially with typos but one day soon my friend will be upgrading me to Windows 7
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
4 Dec 16
MysDDDDD... I'm still here... I've missed you SO much... can't believe I just saw this as I was about to sign off... (nothing have changed there, right? ) I'll catch up with you real soon!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
sishy! You are still here too! Oh boy I have been away far too long Even though I wasn't here my thoughts often came back to you all but time was not on my side. Now it seems that if I move things about a bit, then I will be here in the evenings and hopefully will catch up. It is so good to see you!
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@lbb0536 (108)
• Weifang, China
5 Dec 16
well the world is becoming smaller and smaller
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
5 Dec 16
@mysdianait Yeah, I'm still here and really not much has changed with me... I still stalk lamb to make sure I don't lose updates about you... I remember you saying about being here more in Winter months, but I think it was last Winter...
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
4 Dec 16
How are you and how have you been??? We miss you too!! Ah, these gnomes give me craft ideas . . . how fun it must be to see them around town! Nice to hear they get some leisure time to enjoy some coffee . We are good . . . just busy with the kids and their schedules. I'm trying to be here when I can - I at least poke my head in daily but can't stay for long. Hope you are doing well and it'll be great to see you here more often!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
Hellooooo| I am fine thank you and have just been too busy - that about sums it up Now I too will try and be here daily as I am at home in the evenings and should be able to make some time and once it becomes a habit again then it will be like before I hope| Will try and catch up starting from this evening!
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
4 Dec 16
@mysdianait Well it will be wonderful to catch up with you and spend some winter time together! Happiness and good health all around . . . let's make it all happen !
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
@much2say I promise I will do my best to be here this time round!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
4 Dec 16
I am certainly still around, but doing nothing as usual. Windows XP is very old now and really should be replaced, although Windows 7 is also becoming a little dated.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
Good tp see you still here too! I spotted somewhere that you are doing nothing abroad somewhere now Have fun!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
4 Dec 16
@mysdianait That is right, I am in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in Spain, but I fly back to sunny Manchester tomorrow.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
@Asylum Your last holiday this year?
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@owlwings (39094)
• Cambridge, England
4 Dec 16
I rather like the gnomes (though I didn't know Italy had gnomes - maybe they are festive Dryads ... oh no! That's Greek mythology, isn't it?. It's a little sad to see that they are sitting in the coffee shop all alone. I wonder if the slogan "You're Never Alone With a Gnome" would translate into Italian! I am at my usual station on the Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas, dressed very much like those gnomes are but (I hope) a little less wooden! I had 60 awed and awesome children to see today with requests ranging from PS4s, XBoxes and Tablets to a wish that poor people could have a happy Christmas, too (awwww!). Stars at the top of the tree are definitely in this year and it is amazing and encouraging that so many people between the ages of 7 and 9 list Maths as their favourite subject! I'm not going to berate you for being absent. It's just very good to see you back! Welcome home and Happy Christmas!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
Oh it is so good to see so many familiar faces! We have gnomes indeed and these first appeared last year. I must post about them more thoroughly. They are particular to this town, Biella, and have something to do with the textile and yarn/wool industry here. That pic was taken on Friday, the day before they officially took up their positions outside most shops and in a big square where there is a Christmas market until 24th. They were taking a break before even starting! I'll try and sort out a translation that rhymes in Italian too I find it sad that so many techy gadgets will be requested (and even worse received) by so many really young children. It's the same here and destroys their imagination IMO Thank you for those festive greetings! It still seems a long way off here and we will no doubt cross paths again nearer the time hopefully Sad that we can't send mince pies through PMs here as I still really miss them
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@owlwings (39094)
• Cambridge, England
4 Dec 16
@mysdianait Ah but you MIGHT, perhaps, make mince pies (I hope) and distribute them to Italian friends and, even, perhaps, make them a 'speciality' of Biella! It seems to me that, perhaps with the addition of a little grappa to the mix, they could be a very popular introduction to the local caf├ęs! I did have a request yesterday for a Snakes and Ladders game. I was delighted to hear that some kids, at least, like to play the old board games! (I also gave a kite to a young lad who, according to his parents, spends most of his time playing computer games! One glance at his dad in the background told me that it might actually see some use!)
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
5 Dec 16
@owlwings I would have to make the filling from scratch and I am not such a good cook, especially where sweet things are concerned I gave my grandson dominoes last year and neither of his parents could play so I taught them all I don't get him anything techy as a gift ever and not only for Christmas.
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@rebelann (39704)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Dec 16
I wondered where you'd been. Nothing much changed here unless you missed the part about me inheriting mom's 2 old kitties.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
Oh yes I did miss that and am wondering if there is more to that than first seems obvious. Will take a look and catch up
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@rebelann (39704)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Dec 16
Glad you're back @mysdianait So, what kind of holiday are you looking forward too?
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
@rebelann Thank you! I hope it will be quiet! I no longer like being amidst lots of people and as I am sticking to my diet I hope no-one will insist that I taste everything that will be on the table either! I will have time to be here too! What are you expecting?
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@topffer (33797)
• France
4 Dec 16
The gnomes seem to enjoy the coffee. It is a good surprise to see you back I am missing many people here and you are among them.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
Hi there Topffer and good to see you too! I am hoping to see everyone as the days pass. It really does feel like coming back home I hope PA is still around. I will go and search her out as soon as I catch up here!
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@topffer (33797)
• France
4 Dec 16
@mysdianait We have not seen PA since several weeks, but PA was also very busy. It would be nice if she was coming now to greet you.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
@topffer Yes I knew from a PM she sent that she had a lot on her agenda. Hopefully soon she will appear!
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@Platespinner (16514)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Dec 16
I don't see your gnomes (or the photo), but it is good to see your name pop up in my new discussion feed again!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
I forgot that I had to resize it but they are up there now Good to see you too!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Dec 16
@mysdianait Looking very festive in red!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
@Platespinner Yes and the town is full of them in different outfits depending on which shop or business they belong too. Makes for a lovely armosphere
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@JolietJake (51086)
• United States
4 Dec 16
OH NOES!!! Who was scolding you! I'll beat that worthless sumbeech to a pulp!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
I am not telling! Don't want you involved in anything thru any fault of mine
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@JolietJake (51086)
• United States
4 Dec 16
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@amadeo (64024)
• United States
4 Dec 16
I was wondering where you been there.Glad to see you again.How are you
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
Hi there! I am fine thank you and hopefully will be here much more often though I don't think it will be as much as before just yet. i have so missed this place!
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@hereandthere (29744)
• Philippines
4 Dec 16
i was just thinking about you, and here you are! but i have to go now (it's almost 1am here) yes, this pc still has xp. those of us who know you don't expect any excuses. i was hoping richnonai would return after postloop closed, but not yet. i'm glad you're walking daily. i remember you went on a holiday. catch you tomorrow!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
4 Dec 16
Hello there! Yes I went on holiday last September and I fear I did not write anything about that here I was at the sea for a week and did a lot of walking, stuck to my diet and came back feeling so much better. I continue walking and dieting too (though that is difficult in the cooler weather) and still have people for English conversation so that does not leave much time to be here. My computer is slow now and severl things don't upgrade anymore (Dropbox being one of tem so my pics don't come automatically to my computer). I will try and update with pics of the holiday too Sleep tight!
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
5 Dec 16
Good to see you! Um.. not much new to report.. just gearing up for the holidays...
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
God to see you too! It's so good to see so many of the old folks are still here
• United States
7 Dec 16
@mysdianait To be honest, I come and go. Not around as much as before.. but am working full time and the kids keep me running around everyday.. Sometimes I don't even turn my computer on for months (and I won't Mylot from a phone!!).
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
9 Dec 16
@katsmeow1213 I don't use my phone for Lotting either
@SIMPLYD (78765)
• Philippines
5 Dec 16
It's good to see you here again after a long time . I hope you still remember me .
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
Fortunately my memory is not yet fading even though the years are adding up Good to see you too and good to be back home again!
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@SIMPLYD (78765)
• Philippines
7 Dec 16
@mysdianait Your memory will be put to practice , if you will always be here interacting .
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@amandajay (18072)
• North Shore, New Zealand
5 Dec 16
Welcome back
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
Thank you very much!
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@amandajay (18072)
• North Shore, New Zealand
6 Dec 16
@mysdianait welcome...
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@JudyEv (121314)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec 16
Good to see you back and being me, I've been very good and haven't been up to anything. :)
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
Just the same as always huh?
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@JudyEv (121314)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec 16
@mysdianait You know me well! :)
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@Tina30219 (33627)
• Onaway, Michigan
5 Dec 16
I am still here and have the same name as before Tina30219
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
Good to see you again!
@Tina30219 (33627)
• Onaway, Michigan
6 Dec 16
@mysdianait You as well
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• Philippines
5 Dec 16
Welcome back! I am new here and it's nice to meet you! Please keep in touch!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
Nice to meet you! I hope you are enjoying it here and having fun!
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• Philippines
9 Dec 16
@mysdianait Thank you! You too!
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@ms1864 (6993)
• Bangalore, India
5 Dec 16
welcome back!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
Thank you! It's good to be back again
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
5 Dec 16
Hello i remember you! welcome back! Blessings!
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
I remember you too! Thank you!
@lbb0536 (108)
• Weifang, China
5 Dec 16
welcome back. is the Italy the warmest place in Europe when winter comes? maybe you can enjoy a warm christmas.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
Thank you! Some parts of Italy are very warm but up in the mountains it snows a lot. There are beautiful ski resorts filled with people in the winter enjoying the white slopes. Here where I live we don't get a lot of snow in the past winters thank goodness and it doesn't get really cold until January and then only for a couple of weeks so we resist.
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@allknowing (63416)
• India
5 Dec 16
"Old Soldiers never die they just fade away" but in the case of myLot they come back. Welcome.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 16
Better late than never I guess Thank you and it's good to be back!
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