Login   Register     FAQ    Members

View unanswered posts   View active topics


Board index .:|:. Sharing the Hanes :: Community .:|:. The Rose Garden
It is currently 26 Apr 2019, 06:59



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 11:45 
Offline
Made to feel very small
Made to feel very small
User avatar

Joined: 09 Nov 2009, 14:53
Posts: 1715
Location: Cheshire
I'm taking the liberty of starting a new Happiness thread, because the old one has got incredibly long (36 pages).

Last weekend I went to Coventry for a wedding. The groom was 83 and the bride 82 and both their first spouses died several years ago. Between them, they have 6 grown-up children and 13 grandchildren. Both families were delighted when they heard the news.

It was just such a joyful day. The sun shone and it was quite warm (especially compared to the Sunday, when it was decidedly chilly).

One of the highlights of the service for me (and many others there) was when the 13 grandchildren stood up at the front of the church and read a verse each of 1 Corinthians 13 (the well-known chapter about love), which has 13 verses.

I went down for the weekend and stayed with friends, so it was also a great chance to catch up with them and many other friends who were at the wedding.

_________________
''He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 13:45 
Offline
Playing Impertinent Questions
Playing Impertinent Questions

Joined: 29 Dec 2009, 15:11
Posts: 588
That sounds like a lovely day.

I heard the first cuckoo today - spring is in the air!!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 21:59 
Offline
Escorting the new girls to Freudesheim
Escorting the new girls to Freudesheim
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 3494
Location: West London Alps
Yes, that sounds like the stuff of good memories, cal - glad the weather played along, too.

I'm happy because although on Thursday I picked up Rosie-cat to give her a hug, and she somehow managed to tweak the pearl earring out of my left ear (whereupon it was lost), yesterday I found it on the floor, and later SLOC handed me the 'butterfly' from the back, which he'd found. I'd been upset to lose it because I like those earrings and I'd inherited them from my mother (who had inherited them from a friend of her father's), but also because replacing them would cost more than I'd feel comfortable with, especially as they're about seventy years old and have a lovely deep colour. So, the seemingly impossible does sometimes happen!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2019, 18:49 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 8100
Location: Manchester
I've been to the Lake District for the weekend - just Sat and Sun, but it was a much-needed break. When Easter falls late, it's a long time from New Year to Good Friday with no time off! The weather was lovely, the daffodils were out, there were lots of lambs, and even the traffic wasn't too bad :D .

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2019, 21:45 
Offline
Overawed by Miss Moore's sharp tongue
Overawed by Miss Moore's sharp tongue
User avatar

Joined: 03 Sep 2009, 20:25
Posts: 1233
Location: Somewhere between realms
Sounds lovely, Alison!
I saw my first blue bells today when out walking :) Lots of lambs out around us too, very cute.

_________________
Wishes the land of Merlin and magic was real


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2019, 20:12 
Offline
Playing Impertinent Questions
Playing Impertinent Questions
User avatar

Joined: 02 Nov 2007, 08:12
Posts: 583
Location: London
So glad to see so much happiness! :-) This post is deliberately in the happiness thread . After a year of hell, my working days are over in my current role (boss has not done the necessary paperwork so some further contact is necessary but no more "actual work"). On the flip side, I am pretty upset that I had to leave a bad situation as it could not be fixed due to lack of action on the part of others. On top of that, I'm consistently coming second/third choice/in the "top 5" for jobs (2 rejections in 24 hours) having had several interviews and writing tests recently. So there are a lot of positives in all of this ( ajob can't be that far off, surely?) but it's also quite depressing to come home to unemployment and not knowing where I'll be in a few weeks/months. Another positive is I get to see Jools in a fortnight :-)


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2019, 00:36 
Offline
End of term hi-jinks
End of term hi-jinks
User avatar

Joined: 26 Jul 2013, 14:14
Posts: 389
Location: England & Oberaudorf
lizco wrote:
That sounds like a lovely day.

I heard the first cuckoo today - spring is in the air!!


In Bavaria the custom is to rattle your purse when you hear the first cuckoo, then (supposedly), you won't run out of money.

I'm happy because I've been delaying my spring trip to Germany until there was something more definite about Brexit one way or the other. Now I know it's not going to happen in the immediate future, I've just booked my flights. The trip will be much shorter than usual, but then I was beginning to wonder if I'd make it there at all this Spring, so anything is a bonus.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2019, 10:35 
Offline
Dommy Sci lesson
Dommy Sci lesson
User avatar

Joined: 29 May 2009, 18:01
Posts: 317
Location: North west Germany
Quote:
Spring
?? :lol:

It snowed here this morning in the north. Traditionally spring does arrive earlier in "your" part of Germany, so hopefully you will be lucky.

Since this is the Happiness thread, I'll add that the snow didn't settle and I'm about to go out with our dog for a walk in the sun. Only 2°C though still.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2019, 11:10 
Offline
Made to feel very small
Made to feel very small
User avatar

Joined: 09 Nov 2009, 14:53
Posts: 1715
Location: Cheshire
roversgirl wrote:
So glad to see so much happiness! :-) This post is deliberately in the happiness thread . After a year of hell, my working days are over in my current role (boss has not done the necessary paperwork so some further contact is necessary but no more "actual work"). On the flip side, I am pretty upset that I had to leave a bad situation as it could not be fixed due to lack of action on the part of others. On top of that, I'm consistently coming second/third choice/in the "top 5" for jobs (2 rejections in 24 hours) having had several interviews and writing tests recently. So there are a lot of positives in all of this ( ajob can't be that far off, surely?) but it's also quite depressing to come home to unemployment and not knowing where I'll be in a few weeks/months. Another positive is I get to see Jools in a fortnight :-)


Hope you get a job soon, roversgirl. I've been in my current job for just over a year and absolutely love it. But before that, I was unemployed for nearly 3 years and had almost given up (only the fact that you have to provide proof that you are applying for jobs in order to receive money from the Govt. kept me going!).

I lost count of the number of jobs I'd applied and had an interview for and I know I came close several times.

This job was definitely worth the wait, as all my previous experience is relevant. Of course, there are some days and tasks that are not my favourites, but it was definitely worth the wait.

Hope you have a good time with Jools.

_________________
''He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 14 Apr 2019, 08:11 
Offline
Playing Impertinent Questions
Playing Impertinent Questions
User avatar

Joined: 02 Nov 2007, 08:12
Posts: 583
Location: London
Thanks cal! I'm sure it will come and some handy life lessons come from this for sure! I'm glad you found something that suits you so well! :-)


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 14 Apr 2019, 17:26 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 8100
Location: Manchester
Just had a Chalet School-esque experience :D - bumped into someone who was in my year at school but whom I haven't seen properly for over 25 years. I tend to assume that people won't remember me because I was the shy fat girl who shrank into a corner, not exactly Joey or Mary-Lou :lol: , so I just smiled at her as I passed her table and assumed she wouldn't have a clue who I was, but after a couple of minutes she came over and said "Is it Alison?" and we had a nice catch-up.

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2019, 21:27 
Offline
Overawed by Miss Moore's sharp tongue
Overawed by Miss Moore's sharp tongue
User avatar

Joined: 03 Sep 2009, 20:25
Posts: 1233
Location: Somewhere between realms
I'm getting more confident at making meals for others! Never done much cooking anyway, but made tea at work today ( quite a simple meal) but it went down well :) so quite happy at learning something new.

_________________
Wishes the land of Merlin and magic was real


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2019, 21:38 
Offline
Learning to play Lacrosse
Learning to play Lacrosse
User avatar

Joined: 24 Jul 2010, 20:24
Posts: 463
Last essay of the year is finished and handed in. I'm taking this week and the long weekend off before I start doing any more reading!
This essay is only 60% of our grade, we had to do a group presentation for the other 40%, and we already got good marks on that, so I'm not feeling *too* bad about it.
And that makes me just about half-way there!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2019, 14:21 
Offline
Despairing over Geometry
Despairing over Geometry
User avatar

Joined: 08 Feb 2005, 15:50
Posts: 2491
Location: Cheshire
roversgirl wrote:
So glad to see so much happiness! :-) This post is deliberately in the happiness thread . After a year of hell, my working days are over in my current role (boss has not done the necessary paperwork so some further contact is necessary but no more "actual work"). On the flip side, I am pretty upset that I had to leave a bad situation as it could not be fixed due to lack of action on the part of others. On top of that, I'm consistently coming second/third choice/in the "top 5" for jobs (2 rejections in 24 hours) having had several interviews and writing tests recently. So there are a lot of positives in all of this ( ajob can't be that far off, surely?) but it's also quite depressing to come home to unemployment and not knowing where I'll be in a few weeks/months. Another positive is I get to see Jools in a fortnight :-)


As you say, some positives, roversgirl, but I do hope they translate into a proper job for you before too long. Have fingers crossed for you.

_________________
"It takes a long time to live what you learn." May Sarton


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 22 Apr 2019, 14:35 
Offline
Swept off by Matey to pack
Swept off by Matey to pack
User avatar

Joined: 05 Oct 2004, 20:15
Posts: 1103
Location: Sadly Broke
Had one of my brothers and his family to stay (first time they've come out here). We had a lovely time and then roversgirl is coming to stay for a few days on Saturday - very excited! :D


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 22 Apr 2019, 21:11 
Offline
Playing Impertinent Questions
Playing Impertinent Questions
User avatar

Joined: 02 Nov 2007, 08:12
Posts: 583
Location: London
MaryR wrote:
As you say, some positives, roversgirl, but I do hope they translate into a proper job for you before too long. Have fingers crossed for you.

Thanks, Mary! :-) I too have had a lovely weekend exploring a couple of nearby areas in Switzerland. Now a visit to Jools to look forward to :-)


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring is in the Air Happiness Thread
PostPosted: 24 Apr 2019, 20:28 
Offline
Overawed by Miss Moore's sharp tongue
Overawed by Miss Moore's sharp tongue
User avatar

Joined: 03 Sep 2009, 20:25
Posts: 1233
Location: Somewhere between realms
Sounds lovely, Roversgirl :)

I had a lovely weekend with my best friend. We walked ten miles on Saturday, to Stoodley Pike, then four miles at Cawthorne on Sunday. The sun came out, and so did the sun cream :)

_________________
Wishes the land of Merlin and magic was real


Top | End
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

Board index .:|:. Sharing the Hanes :: Community .:|:. The Rose Garden
It is currently 26 Apr 2019, 06:59

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group