New member saying hi

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by laser8, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    I've been coming to this forum for quite some time and lurked around - now it's time to say thanks to all of you and to start contributing!

    Needless to say I enjoy the format and what it enables me to do - I hope I will be able to help others and improve, and above all, have a good time.
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome the the user group!
  3. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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  4. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    Nov 16, 2010
    Welcome! This sure is a friendly and helpful community.
  5. MikeR_GF1

    MikeR_GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mare nostrum???

    First, welcome to the forum. It is at times entertaining, at times informative, and most times just plain addictive to be here.

    "Mare nostrum" - what a puzzle you have laid before us:
    Mediterranean Sea?
    A supercomputer in Barcelona?
    A restaurant in Miami Florida?
    A board game?
    (Google goes on and on)

    I followed the link to your blog - olives! Can we assume that the olive grove is yours? First thoughts: Italy, Greece. Then you have an embedded weather forecast, for Pula, partly in English, partly what looks like a Slavic language, so - Croatia? Further search on "cadenela" leads to Istria, which confirms Croatia, but also Slovenia and Italy. A road name on a Google maps screen-grab suggests Italy, perhaps close to Trieste.

    I think I'll give up the search now.

    My wife and I left the agriturismo in Tuscany the very day that the harvest began. Just 2 more days would have been welcome, but ...

    Best wishes on the coming year's harvest, and in re-establishing the grove.
  6. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    Thanks to all!

    Mike - I am quite impressed! That's fast and detailed! And exact too. But please allow me to think that mare nostrum gives a better definition of where I live than a mere point on a map...

    You should have stayed for harvest. Trying the oil fresh from the mill is something special. On a second thought maybe it'a a good thing you did not, now you have a good excuse to come and try ours...

    Thanks for the wishes, it's hard work but incredibly satisfying.

    Not so much as a sideline, the groves did give me an important push into photography, maybe I'll post some reports here too!
  7. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Laser8, welcome aboard!


  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome aboard! Perhaps you will teach us all a bit about olives as you share your photos. :cool: