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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2012, 10:50:00 am »

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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2012, 04:59:07 pm »
I was going to save this post for Christmas Eve, but with the events of the last couple of days, people leaving and being banned, now is the time.

Looking back on 2012 with this forum, and it's members, it has been an up and down strange kind of year for me, but still the massive positives far out weigh the negatives. The New York trip was obviously my highlight, I have met and befriended some incredible people, who I have no doubt that I will remain friends with for many years to come. When we got back I did a huge "shout outs of love" post, so you all know how much meeting you guys meant to me and my family, and how pleased we are just to know such great folks.

On the negative side we have lost a few posters this year, for various reasons, which is always sad. I personally hope that all the guys who are no longer part of the community here are doing well, and will remain in contact with those of us who you want to.

I think we all know just how special this forum, and the people who use it are as a group, I think that sometimes we forget that. There are many people here that I am proud to call "friend", and that is what makes this forum a place of respect, because we are friends.

I hope we can settle back into doing what we do best here, sharing knowledge, helping each other out, and taking the piss out of each other.

The next 12 months promise to be a little more challenging financially for me and my family, as we have certain things that we need to achieve (i.e grow up a bit with our money), and I actually emailed Giles to let him know that my purchasing will be vastly reduced. Giles responded to me by saying that my purchasing is not a requirement of involvement in the Iron Heart family. I think that sentiment said it all for me.

Peace and love to all our friends and brothers. Happy Holidays  :)
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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2012, 05:01:18 pm »
Having a cold one on you, Mega!..

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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2012, 05:07:16 pm »
I'm having one back for you Eli, apologies that it is Japanese not Belgian  ;D
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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2012, 05:12:37 pm »
Cheers Gav!

I couldn't have put it better myself. This is a great forum, and I hope we can continue to keep it that way.

The trip to NY was certainly a highlight for me too. This year has been a rough one, and one of the few bright spots was getting to know some of the great people on this forum and having the pleasure of meeting them as well.

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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012, 05:13:15 pm »
I am raising a brew dog to you Mega.

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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2012, 05:20:49 pm »
Currently awaiting Festivus dinner here, all is good  :-*







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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2012, 06:17:08 pm »
Cheers Mega.  Please post photos of the Feats of Strength portion of the evening... 

Best wishes for a great 2013.  RP

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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2012, 06:17:24 pm »
Giles responded to me by saying that my purchasing is not a requirement of involvement in the Iron Heart family. I think that sentiment said it all for me.
Mega,

Iron Heart is our life, and is what pays the mortgage etc, etc.  But making lots of money, having people who think that a requirement to be part of "the family" is buying stuff, is not what we are about.

I fundamentally believe that if you treat people with respect, you are rewarded with respect.  If you treat people as adults, they behave like adults.  If you create an environment where people like to be, they like to be there.

As you all know, Geo was a fundamentally important part of my life.  I still miss him, I think of him every day.  We had a discussion one day and I said in response to the question; "how do you do what you do?".  My answer' "It's not rocket science".  His response (and this is the key point of this missive); "Rocket science is not rocket science"

I give not a shit how much people spend with me.  I judge people by how much joy they bring to my life/how much they make each day more enjoyable. 

You add colour and enjoyment to my life.  I need no more...

Random love/rant over and out.

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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2012, 06:32:04 pm »
my purchasing will be vastly reduced

We’re banking on the hope that Tommytron - after years and years of brainwashing - in about 2030 will be the best IH customer in the known world.  In fact he’ll probably be running the show.

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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2012, 06:44:40 pm »
P, Tommy's ambition is still to be a jeans maker like "uncle" Haraki  ;D

G, random love is appreciated mate  :)

RP, I'm too full of chilli and home made bread for feats of strength, so I have already declared Tommy the winner  >:(

A truly Merry Christmas to you all  :-*
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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2012, 06:45:26 pm »


Happy Christmas to all  :-*
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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2012, 06:48:43 pm »
There is a Gos-Vegas portion of IH in that pic... :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2012, 06:52:00 pm »
Merry Christmas Simon, Anne-Maire and Cam, hope to hang with you guys next year  :)
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Re: Random Love (anti-rants)
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2012, 06:59:02 pm »
Merry Christmas Simon, Anne-Maire and Cam, hope to hang with you guys next year  :)
That would be great :) looking forward to the 25oz hemming marathon!
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