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A big thank you to Alan
« on: December 30, 2020, 07:52:43 PM »
As the year draws to a close, I'd like to thank you Alan for continuing to provide a site where I can rejoice in finding the final common word like retentive in the day before's Challenge puzzle and then the lows of seeing I've missed sloe again to forfeit another rosette.
It's a comfort to come here and pit myself against myself and interact with other like-minded players. Obviously you don't have advertisements and you don't pester us with spam and I'm grateful for my dear sister in law, Doxydaisy, introducing me to the game just over four years ago.
My stats have improved somewhat in that time, along with my knowledge.
I love the forum, the argy-bargy and the good old-fashioned entertainment it provides.

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 09:10:08 PM »
My goodness, Jacki, you have expressed that beautifully.  Our thanks too, to Alan for Chihuahua...it gives our day some structure....coffee at 10am and 2pm  :D.  Any other playing is a bonus. All the best to everyone for 2021, Moyra & Matt...(Auntiemo and Ticklemonster )
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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 10:32:33 PM »
A big thanks from me too Alan.  The Forum & puzzles give me a huge amount of pleasure.  It's our own little community & I love it.
Best wishes to everyone for a much happier New Year.

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2020, 02:57:24 AM »
I will add my thanks to Alan too, and endorse the previous comments. I think I have played every game in 2020 and always enjoy them.

Thanks too to Jack and Penny for their posts, full of banter, jokes, puzzles and friendship. Brings a smile each day, a needed tonic in this blighted year.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2020, 06:02:48 AM »
Thank you, Jacki, for your eloquent tribute to Alan and for expressing the gratitude we have for the provision of the Chihuahua puzzles and forum and for the effort, wisdom, and sometimes tolerance, in maintaining a site of the highest standard.

I am optimistic that 2021 is going to be much better for most people than in 2020 and I sincerely wish this is so for all the people who play Chihuahua and particularly those who contribute to the forum.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2020, 08:57:44 AM »
Thank you Alan

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2020, 10:50:22 AM »
Thanks, Jacki, for starting this. It is all to easy to forget to give thanks to the gent who gives us so much enjoyment with this game.

Thanks, Alan!!!

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2020, 11:16:43 AM »
Well said everybody, Jacki et al!  I really love this game too and like someone mentioned, it really gives my day structure and a bit of a buzz to the brain. I honestly don't know what I'd do without it.

Thank you so much Alan for the joy you have brought the Chi community!

Val, I still haven't bumped into you around the mountains yet....

my love to all of your wherever you are and whatever you are dealing with right now

warmest regards
Linda (aka guiltypleasure)

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2020, 11:36:47 AM »
Thank you so much Alan.

Echoing what everyone else has already said  :D

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2020, 11:38:00 AM »
I echo everyone's sentiments wholeheartedly! Huge thanks Alan! I think I would go around the twist without my daily intake of chi.. especially this year. Let's all hope it's a far better year next year. Cheers to everyone!!

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2020, 01:12:04 PM »
A very Happy New Year from me to all forumites and Chi players. Surely 2021 will be an improvement!

Thanks everybody for your kind words. I'm glad I'm able to bring a little happiness into people's lives. May we all have more rosettes and fewer oh-no-I-forgot-to-play-sloe-again moments.
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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2020, 04:42:12 PM »
I'll echo what everyone else says. Chi has brought a touch of sanity to a totally insane year...

Thanks Alan - even frustration provides a distraction (will 2021 bring the inclusion of covid into the dictionary???)
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When we come out of the Covid-19 crisis, we need to make sure recovery efforts address the Climate Crisis (which can't be solved using social distancing!) - playing as jk1956

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2020, 08:53:40 PM »
Thanks SO much Alan for everything.  In particular, the 7-by-many puzzles have been a terrific innovation.  All the best for 2021 to you and everyone else.

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2020, 09:15:44 PM »
                                    THE FORUM

The forum presents and i get to meet the famous Mister Walker
Shy at first, with encouragement, i'm turned into an avid talker
The forum presents and from the U.K. poignant Pat appears
Her invaluable advice and assistance sustains me for years
The forum presents and from the distant past comes TRex
Always speaks his mind but he may just leave you in a hex
The forum presents and i see that long lost Valerie has returned
Loves her animals in the mountains, living a happy life well earned
The forum presents and from the U.K. comes the ever cheerful Pen
Hobbit never has a bad word to say of anyone, she is ten out of ten
The forum presents and from our capital of Canberra comes Lucky Jack
Jacki loves a bet and a drink and just like me, never takes a step back
The forum presents and in Thailand i find a teacher named Mike
Such a calm, wise and sensible man, he is impossible to dislike
The forum presents and i am puzzled by this odd name of Moribus
Science fiction fan no doubt and fastidious, his stats are ominous
The forum presents and to keep me in line is Rogue Mother
Someone to aspire to, her life experiences are like no other
The forum presents and i see this scary name of 2dognight
Turns out that Carol of the outback, is an absolute delight
The forum presents and this bloke likes to call himself whiskey
Enjoys a good double malt but to challenge his logic is very risky.
The forum presents and from the Redlands comes dear auntiemo
Nobody calls her Moira, not even grandson Po, who loves her so
The forum presents and i meet a beautiful couple named Garebear
Near impossible to beat on the scoreboard, they are an incredible pair.
The forum presents and i see the intriguing name of guiltypleasure
Many battles playing the game but Linda usually has my measure
The forum presents and from Muswellbrook comes blackrockrose
Always competitive, she is up to any challenge you may pose
The forum presents and this time from the U.K. it's dragonman
Adept at the game with a great sense of humour, a real comedian
The forum presents and from Melbourne comes a good mate in Stan
Any computer problem and i've had plenty, well yelnats is the man
The forum presents and what a pleasure it is to greet the wonderful hod
An educator all her life, continues to teach me and for that gets a big nod
The forum presents and from Renfrewshire / Scotland comes the scouser
Rumour has it that years ago, young Tony was quite the rebel rouser
The forum presents and introduces me to a kindred spirit named Ozzyjack
The type of father i wished for but never had, he fulfills me with all i lack.

                            From time to time i just sit and ponder
                           So many hours spent on Chi, why i wonder
                           I am getting older, must exercise the brain
                          Either use it or lose it, is the oft repeated refrain.

Thank you to Alan & all of the players for helping me to exercise my brain
« Last Edit: January 01, 2021, 02:59:27 PM by les303 »

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Re: A big thank you to Alan
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2020, 10:42:41 PM »
You're a legend, Les.  So glad you came back to Chi and the forum!

Linda