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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2021, 22:46:00 »
Thank you for your encouragement Clicky Ghost. The photographs are produced with rather amateurish tools so I'm glad they're coming out OK. I probably need to invest in a lightbox.

Buongiorno PlaymoCollector! It's great to be connecting with so many international fans of Playmobil!

Steve.

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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2021, 14:47:38 »
Hi Steve

Welcome to Playmofriends! I am very happy that you have decided to join. I hope you will like it here.

Like you I'm quite into historical PM, in line with my broader interests. My collection is way too big – I am working on that, but it is hard going – Buying is like making love, selling is like giving birth, to parody a Babylonian saying!

Best wishes from Munich
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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2021, 07:39:50 »
A very warm welcome to you from Marlow on Thames Steve  :wave:

Have fun  :)
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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2021, 16:52:59 »
Thank you both! I like the quote StJohn!

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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2021, 16:47:45 »
Welcome from Oregon USA!

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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2021, 21:45:03 »
Nice to meet you Tim!

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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2021, 21:25:42 »
Buying is like making love, selling is like giving birth, to parody a Babylonian saying!

What is the original Babylonian saying? (BABY-lonian, just noticed that  :D)
"We like things in little." - G. Stein  
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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2021, 06:18:55 »
What is the original Babylonian saying?

The saying is quoted in the remarkable Dialogue of Pessimism:

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Making loans is as sweet as making love, but getting them back is like having children!

according to one online translation.

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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2021, 16:21:31 »
Making loans is as sweet as making love, but getting them back is like having children!

At first I thought the second part might not have been intended as negative, but I read it in context and the line immediately after clarifies the meaning:

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They will take away your capital, cursing you without cease. They will make you lose the interest on the capital! 

 :lol: those Babylonians!
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Re: Greetings from the UK!
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2021, 07:13:55 »
Making loans to my (adult) children has been easy, if not sweet. Getting them to accept they were loans not gifts- forget it, they've lost interest in paying back!
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