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Uncle Pete

Loyaute me lie
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Secret Santa has been slowing. So here is a poll.

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This poll contains 2 question(s). 39 user(s) have voted.
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Even more so than I was before

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Uncle Pete

Loyaute me lie
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Actually, the post is the real Grinch. [Frown]

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Even more so than I was before

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St. Gwladys
Shipmate
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Thanks Uncle Pete.

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Lothlorien
Ship's Grandma
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Thanks Pete. for practical reasons, I will not take part, but think the idea is great for all who can do it.

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Gill H

Shipmate
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Thanks Pete

It is getting ever more difficult to find postable items within the price range - but it is usually the only present I get these days which I don't know the nature of beforehand! So I would love to keep it going.

The best SS present I ever got was delivered by hand unexpectedly on Christmas afternoon, by a Shipmate I had never met who wasn't even local to me!

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Brenda Clough
Shipmate
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I can find (or make!) items to give. But I find it difficult to persuade myself that I need or even want anything. I'm at the time of life where I need to get rid of stuff, not get more. So I myself am not going to participate.

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ArachnidinElmet
Shipmate
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I love getting random things that I never would have bought myself. A shopping bag from last year's Secret Santa has proved to be exactly the right size for half-a-dozen different uses.

I think some present-giving Shipmates may be psychic [Paranoid]

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Baker
Shipmate
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I play SS here in the USA, and I don't mind sending overseas. On another board where we play, it's mostly US players, but we usually have a few UK players, or from Australia?New Zealand.

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Dormouse

Glis glis – Ship's rodent
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Have voted. Brenda perhaps you could take part (as handmade goodies are nice to receive) but ask that the Santer to your Santee gives a donation to a charity close to your/their heart.

[ 27. August 2017, 12:03: Message edited by: Dormouse ]

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Brenda Clough
Shipmate
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hmm, a thought.

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Science fiction and fantasy writer with a Patreon page

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Lyda*Rose

Ship's broken porthole
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Like the Floating Fund? [Smile]

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Rossweisse

High Church Valkyrie
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I find it interesting that the results for both questions are currently lined up exactly: 74% to 26%.

(To find out the questions, of course, you'll have to vote.)

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I'm not dead yet.

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churchgeek

Have candles, will pray
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I've done it in the past, but the last couple of years or so, didn't have enough money to participate. I'm now gainfully employed and will want to participate this year! I especially love exchanging gifts with folks overseas. Especially when they send chocolates.

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I reserve the right to change my mind.

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