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Post 1

Gnomon - time to move on

Does the 638 in your name represent the number of words you've written so far in the NaNoWriMo?


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Post 2

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

unfortunately yes - 1 November is a holiday here and I usually get a good start. But I had to work yesterday and afterwards I couldn't get into it.
smiley - wah
however I made up some of my backlog this morning and anticipate that within a few days I'll be back on target.


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Post 3

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

nice, apostrophe, btw
it suits you smiley - biggrin


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Post 4

Gnomon - time to move on

WhyNoNaNo?


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Post 5

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

work exploded
when I get home at gone 8pm
and I get up at 5am
it leaves no time for anything apart from checking homework, eating (sometimes) housework (a bit) and sleeping...
smiley - wah

it was rubbish anyway
smiley - winkeye


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Post 6

Gnomon - time to move on

Awww... smiley - hug

Never mind, you can try again when work has calmed down a bit.


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Post 7

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

yeah... the problem is my work tends to just calm up.
smiley - winkeye


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Post 8

Gnomon - time to move on

Hi Sho. The photographers/artists group are looking to illustrate an entry "The A - Z of Black". I thought of something like this:

http://www.fotosearch.com/FSD360/x11294699/

(which is not a free image) and then I thought, now who has a black cat that they could photograph?

smiley - smiley


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Post 9

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

Hi Gno!
what a lovely photograph that is!

When would you need it? I'm at my mum's at the moment and I won't be going back to Germany until 20th Feb.

On the other hand I do have a photo of Pippin The Wonder Cat (TM) on Facebook which you might be able to use? (he does have a few white hairs on his chest though)


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Post 10

Gnomon - time to move on

How big is the picture on facebook? We need it to be at least 400 pixels along the long axis.

If you let me know where it is, I can submit it to the artists' forum and see what they think. I'm not guaranteeing they'll accept it, no matter how good it is. But it would ease the pressure on them slightly, as they many, many entries to find pictures for.


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Post 11

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

I've tagged you in a comment under the photo in FB so you can check if it's ok
smiley - smiley
smiley - blackcat


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Post 12

Gnomon - time to move on

I'll have a look when I get home. Can't look at Facebook when I'm in work.


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Post 13

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

no problem
smiley - kiss


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Post 14

Gnomon - time to move on

Hi Sho. I'm writing an Entry on tourist sights in Istanbul, and I want to mention the public transport system, but I don't know much about it, having only travelled on one tram and one funicular.

Have you used the Metro system? Did you travel on it from the airport? Do you remember how much it cost?


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Post 15

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

I used the metro system to travel from our office to Taksim but I can't remember how much it cost because I went with our Turkish colleagues and they paid for us.
I can ask them though, if you like?
mostly when I'm there I use a taxi - I stay at the Conrad in Besiktas and if I could only remember where our office was it would be a help!

and I always use a taxi from the airport - mostly when I suggest using the metro or something on my own the Turkish guys get all horrified and tell me not to!


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Post 16

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

Hi Gno
sorry for the delay - month end approaches...
I asked my colleague in our office in Istanbul. They all use something that sounds similar to either an Oyster card or my electronic season ticket (i pay a monthly amount for unlimited travel in the area) which means that particular journey costs TL 1,95

if you pay normally for a one time journey it's TL 3,00

That is to Taksim (which is a great place to go as you know) from our office in Maslak (which is close to the Istinye area where there is one of the many expensive shopping malls) on the European side

I hope that's of some help?


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Post 17

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

i found it quick, quiet, full and very well used. The stations that I saw were clean with no litter - some older than others but not dank and gloomy like some of the UK ones are


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Post 18

Gnomon - time to move on

Thanks Sho. My Istanbul entry is now in Peer Review.


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Post 19

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

great, I'll have a look at the weekend smiley - smiley
There is a distinct possiblity I'll be back there in April or May and hopefully this time I'll see a bit (lot) more of the place


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Post 20

Gnomon - time to move on

My entry is based on three solid days of sightseeing, with a lot of research beforehand.


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