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Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Just Dave » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:59 pm

Hello all.

My name is Dave.

I am so very glad to have found the Dhamma Wheel community.

What I have read here so far is wonderful.

I look forward to taking part.
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:10 pm

Hi Dave,
there are a few Davids here on DW off the top of my head you mae 3 LOL, but its you me and The Dhamma
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:13 pm

:hello:

Wecome to Dhamma Wheel!

Here's 3 Dave's in a row.
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:39 pm

and the little one said, :rofl:
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Just Dave » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:52 pm

Thank you for your kind welcomes Manapa & David 'The Dhamma' Snyder.

:smile:

Manapa: I see you are from Aberdeen. I myself am just outside Edinburgh.

The Dhamma: Curiously enough, a friend of mine just became a friend of yours on Facebook.

Hope you are both well.
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:18 pm

Wel have jus moved home, no longer in aberdeen but the Isle of Man
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Just Dave » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:21 pm

Manapa wrote:Wel have jus moved home, no longer in aberdeen but the Isle of Man


The Isle of Man is a place I have never visited actually. I hear it is lovely.
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:25 pm

it depends on wha you enjoy, it is a mini-Scotland in many ways as my Gran used to say (she was Scotish), beautiful views etc, and if you like bikes there is no better place than here when the races are on.
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby BlackBird » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:21 pm

Welcome Dave

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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:27 pm

Hi Dave
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I hope you like it here,
Cheers

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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Just Dave » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:32 pm

Manapa wrote:it depends on wha you enjoy, it is a mini-Scotland in many ways as my Gran used to say (she was Scotish), beautiful views etc, and if you like bikes there is no better place than here when the races are on.


Sounds nice! I hope you enjoy living there.

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Thank you Blackbird and Ben for the kind welcome.
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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:13 pm

Greetings Dave,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Go Hibs!

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Re: Greetings Dhamma Wheel

Postby Just Dave » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:33 pm

Many thanks RetroFuturist!

Amazing to see a Hibs fan so very far from Edinburgh!
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