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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2020, 19:38 
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I've just found, and bought, a hardback copy of DFB's Captain of Springdale for...........................£1!
:D :D :D :D :D

Oh what an excellent find! Springdale is one of my favourite GO series...

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Whoever lives in the author Joy Davidman's old house in Oxford has a huge book case in the front room. (I've just started working locally and went for a wander).


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2020, 11:07 
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I can never help being curious about what books people have - there was somebody's flat in the old Oxford University Settlement building in Bethnal Green that had a room with enormous bookcases. That always had me wondering about what they read!


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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2020, 11:49 
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I always peer at books in libraries at stately homes!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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The BBC have suspended the scrapping of the red button teletext service :D . I am very chuffed - I was really going to miss it.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2020, 18:39 
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That is good news; we are big fans in this house, even thought we have access to the internet. The red button news keeps to the main facts, probably due to restrictions on size.


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Storm Ciara is due to hit overnight, but I was able to get out and see some snowdrops today, which is lovely. I don't cope very well with being trapped in an office all day in winter, when it's dark before I get out and I feel like I haven't had a day at all, but the nights are getting a bit lighter now, and it's lovely to see the flowers :D . I just wish the storm was over!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Yay for snowdrops! I also struggle a bit with the European winters (and noticed the days getting longer this week!) but we've had a quite sunny inter to date (changes tomorrow!) and I did a beautiful hike yesterday! :D


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Hikes are always good. :D


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I managed to buy some toilet rolls today. It was the highlight of my week :lol: . First ones I've seen for days.

This is what life has come to :lol: . Everyone was stood in the queue clutching one packet of toilet rolls each, grinning from ear to ear as if they'd just won the Lottery!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2020, 22:03 
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My day was really lifted by two flower-related incidents - a friend of ours dropped off a bunch of daffodils to us first thing, and when I went down to the line to put out the first washing of the year, I noticed that there was quite a large clump of violets around the post of the rotary washing line. :D :D :D


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2020, 23:34 
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We were out working on the garden earlier, it was blissful. And the laundry dried on the washing line.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Daughter has just given me a lovely bunch of flowers, chocolate and a card for Mother's Day


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I don't usually post on this thread, but at the moment, don't we need all the happiness we can get! I've put in my early potatoes, my lettuces have germinated and my tomatoes are six inches high. SLOC has mowed even the area of lawn that was underwater 2 weeks ago, and the sparrows are nesting in the hawthorns. Bank the cheerfulness while we can!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2020, 17:18 
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at the moment, don't we need all the happiness we can get!

Yes, we do.
The sun is shining here too. On my walk with the dog in the woods we saw two deer. Fortunately I spotted them first so was able to rein in the lead. Dog is a mongrel with lots of terrier - so dashing off is instinctive.
Lots of spring flowers out here.


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We put in another day of gardening. I also took advantage of Tesco's NHS hour - they gave all of us a bunch of flowers which was lovely of them. Even better they actually had some paracetamol and big packs of loo roll.


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Yes, let's all share the happiness :D . I saw some lambs and lots of daffodils today. I also - seeing as my weekend away in the Lakes in early April will now not be happening :cry: - decided that, as I'd be missing all the extra calories from that, I was entitled to buy another Easter egg.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2020, 21:17 
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Last week I didn't meet my usual friends for Kaffee und Kuchen. So that is the positive side to all this. I have lost weight. :lol:


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I found some toilet rolls too, Alison. I was coming to the end of the last pack I bought and I'd not seen any for days. I got to Asda about 20 minutes after opening yesterday and was just in time to get some - the shelves were almost empty. I never thought that finding a pack of toilet rolls would make me happy! :D :D


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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2020, 11:43 
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My mum went to the newly-introduced over 70s shopping hour at Tesco, and said she went straight past all the food aisles and practically ran to the toilet roll aisle. What have we all come to :lol: ?

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