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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Sep 2018, 21:41 
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Off to Somerset to stay with Steve tomorrow. Next Wednesday we will go away to Hexham to a rented cottage taking in Chester for a couple of nights on the way so we can go to the Zoo. While we are in Hexham I will "celebrate, huh" becoming 70 hopefully with a visit to Alnwick and Barter Books. I think Barter Books is meant to be a surprise, as if Steve could possibly go to Northumberland without going there LOL


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 27 Sep 2018, 18:40 
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Off to Somerset to stay with Steve tomorrow. Next Wednesday we will go away to Hexham to a rented cottage taking in Chester for a couple of nights on the way so we can go to the Zoo. While we are in Hexham I will "celebrate, huh" becoming 70 hopefully with a visit to Alnwick and Barter Books. I think Barter Books is meant to be a surprise, as if Steve could possibly go to Northumberland without going there LOL


Some of our Australian cousins were here for 2 nights this week. They were going up to Scotland yesterday, calling at Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick castle and Holy Island on the way up. Hope you enjoy it, next week, Jan, I loved looking around Barter Books when I was there. And happy birthday!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 27 Sep 2018, 22:26 
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Happy birthday Jan! I've just made a cake for my friend's 70th tomorrow :D Beautiful part of the world, hope you enjoy the surprise of Barter books :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 28 Sep 2018, 09:40 
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Thanks Emma and Lisa, birthday isn't for a couple of weeks yet. I love wandering round Barter Books but I don't think I have ever actually bought anything there. I'm getting to the stage where the only books I want , in the series I collect are only available at eye-watering prices. The coffee and cake are good though.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 28 Sep 2018, 18:24 
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Thanks Emma and Lisa, birthday isn't for a couple of weeks yet. I love wandering round Barter Books but I don't think I have ever actually bought anything there. I'm getting to the stage where the only books I want , in the series I collect are only available at eye-watering prices. The coffee and cake are good though.


I just couldn't believe the size of it, and love the fact it used to be the station house. No CS or EBDS though when I was there...

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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I'm popping this in happy news (although I'm terrified). I've been asked to teach on a special class next week as a favour to someone (coerced by boss when I'm far too busy!) and got the programme today to see that I both follow and am followed by two of the authorities of my field! :o



Bit late with my congratulations - that's a huge compliment - very well done!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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It is 5 years since I was treated for cancer of the uterus and have had regular check ups since then. Yesterday I had a hospital appointment and have been discharged!


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That's excellent news :D .

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Great news, Jenefer - keep up the good work!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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It is 5 years since I was treated for cancer of the uterus and have had regular check ups since then. Yesterday I had a hospital appointment and have been discharged!


Fantastic. :D

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 03 Oct 2018, 19:34 
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Jennifer - you must be so relieved, great news.

As an update to my previous job situation, I am two weeks in to the new role and loving it. It is much busier, though, and the combination of steep stairs at work and a 15 minute uphill walk back to the car are making my legs ache! (Hopefully it will help me to tone up once I am used to it.)


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Fantastic news Jenefer.


I'm so glad you're enjoying your new j job Supersal. Long may it continue


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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I'm so pleased for you. It must be a wonderful feeling.

I have to wait until next July.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Good to hear, Jennie :)

Glad the new job is going well, Supersal :)

I have started a new job too, and really love it. Not going to say too much here, but I'm a lot happier and it's been noticed!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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So glad to hear that, Emma.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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So glad to hear that, Emma.

Thanks Alison! We might see you at the Andre Rieu concert :)

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Emma - lovely to hear that you're enjoying your new job!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Emma - lovely to hear that you're enjoying your new job!

Thank you Jools :)

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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You've all been very kind when I've posted about my health problems over the past 10 months and while I am still not recovered I thought I would share something I have achieved...

Since 2013 I've been involved with the WW1 Centenary Commemorations in Norfolk, running a website & twitterfeed, sharing stories, working on an exhibition - all sorts.
I wanted a big community project to commemorate the anniversary of the Armistice and went for the (unoriginal) idea of asking people to make poppies for me. I thought it would be nice if there was a poppy for every person named on Norfolks war memorials as having list their lives as a result of the war.

There turned out to be almost 15,500 names.

Last November I launched the appeal for poppies in the hope we'd amass a few 1000 to make an impact. The poppies started arriving before the end of the month and I started seeing them into displays - I then had the brain haemorrhage and was off work for 4 months.

The poppies kept coming and as I got better I'd spend a few hours a week gluing them on to bunting tape to display. Well we did hit our 15,500 (and then some) target and a local church offered to display them. They were installed into the WW1 Chapel on Monday and there has been quite a lot of media interest...we even made the Guardian picture of the day today!

You can see more about the project and what the poppies look like here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-45941434?

I am so proud that despite everything I managed to pull this project off - thanks to the crafting skills of people who got involved. I've had moral support from colleagues and friends but apart from that it has been my project from start to finish. I'm so pleased with the result.

Sorry happy boast over.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Congratulations, and well done you! I was looking at the VisitNorwich post on FaceBook that featured two photos of the display. St Peter Mancroft is a magnificent setting for them!


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