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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 24 Oct 2018, 22:23 
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That's amazing! I'd seen the article on the BBC website, but I didn't realise it was you :D . Well done - that's wonderful.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 25 Oct 2018, 00:40 
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That's an absolutely amazing achievement and you have every right to feel proud of it - many congratulations. I do hope that all the family history stories which came with some of the poppy donations will be preserved permanently somewhere in Norfolk.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 25 Oct 2018, 14:38 
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Wow! That's amazing, and I must tell SLOC, as he comes from Sandringham in Norfolk and his granddad's name will be on a memorial somewhere. He was in the Royal Norfolk Regiment and killed in 1915, without ever seeing his new daughter, SLOC's mother. SLOC tracked down his grandad's grave at Ypres, and has been over a couple of times to visit .

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 25 Oct 2018, 17:29 
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Wow! That's amazing, and I must tell SLOC, as he comes from Sandringham in Norfolk and his granddad's name will be on a memorial somewhere. He was in the Royal Norfolk Regiment and killed in 1915, without ever seeing his new daughter, SLOC's mother. SLOC tracked down his grandad's grave at Ypres, and has been over a couple of times to visit .


I'm glad that there's another person that I 'know' commemorated here, it is always nice to personalise such a big project.

There is another Norfolk Regiment project happening... after the war they tried to collate a record for some of the battalions listing all the injuries and/or deaths that happened. If you have your SLOCs grandfather's name I can see if he is listed and perhaps give you a few new details to his war? Not all men and battalions are covered but there are another 14,000+ records in this document which is now 80% digitised.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 25 Oct 2018, 19:13 
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Well done :) that's a brilliant achievement.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2018, 07:20 
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Oh my, that is a stupendous achievement! I'm not surprised you feel proud. Well done!


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THat's brilliant, what a wonderful effort!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2018, 11:39 
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Oh how fabulous. I shall show it to my 101 year old neighbour whose father was killed in the First World War. He was not from Norfolk but was one of the many railwaymen killed and his name appears on a memorial which is now at Broad Street Station.

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My ex-colleague and very good friend from Norwich has just posted a photo of the poppies on Facebook. Well done, Norfolkbookworm!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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,We have a tv channel that shows an "Alpine Panorama," where it goes round different Alpine settings playing delightful music. Pertisau showed up this morning!


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My mum and I just had a lovely weekend in Scarborough and I went to visit Abbey at home too. It was so nice to see her.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 19 Nov 2018, 22:04 
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I've been to the tennis at the O2 Arena. 4 good matches. I am behind with everything now, but it was a lovely weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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And I;m sure you deserved it, Alison.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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It was lovely, thanks! I was just surprised by how many people only showed up for the singles matches and missed the doubles. I know the singles players are the big names, but these were the world's top doubles players, and it seems rather silly to pay for a ticket and then miss half of what you've paid for. Oh well, their loss - they missed some great entertainment!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 20 Nov 2018, 09:57 
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I love watching doubles, and would have made sure to watch those matches if I'd gone. Quite cross that BBC only showed a few matches - all singles. I couldn't work out who had the televisual rights - as it didn't seem to be advertised anywhere I was looking. I suppose Sky Sports is needed?

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Yes, Sky - although I think it's moving to Amazon Prime next year.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Three weeks today Whitequeen and I will be having lunch in Ginos; before going to the Manchester Arena to see Andre Rieu! Super excited are not the words!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 12 Dec 2018, 08:06 
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Sounds fun, Emma! Last-minute hastily arranged work trips have been one of the many work-related banes of my life this year, BUT this one falls rather well as I shall be able to stay on and work remotely for the intervening time and spend Christmas with friends, not alone! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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I just managed to please a German colleague by wishing him Fröhliche Weihnachtsfest. I wonder where I first learnt that phrase....


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 15 Dec 2018, 06:46 
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roversgirl wrote:
Sounds fun, Emma! Last-minute hastily arranged work trips have been one of the many work-related banes of my life this year, BUT this one falls rather well as I shall be able to stay on and work remotely for the intervening time and spend Christmas with friends, not alone! :-)


How lovely! Have a fabulous time :D


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