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Re: Favorite Winter Activity next to Curling

by Ea (Hermit)
on Jan 23, 2004 at 10:23 UTC ( #323496=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Favorite Winter Activity

I see that everyone has already listed their favourite Winter Activity next to Curling and mine would have to be Hockey. But alas for me, the only curling club in England is in Wales. ;)
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