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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 12 Mar 2017, 17:59 
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The weather behaved long enough for me to go to the Lake District, somewhere which always makes me feel happy. It must have been nice going to a school by a lake :D.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 12 Mar 2017, 21:56 
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Alison H wrote:
The weather behaved long enough for me to go to the Lake District, somewhere which always makes me feel happy. It must have been nice going to a school by a lake :D.


I'd feel happy there too. Lovely and sunny here today even if the wind was a bit chilly.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 12 Mar 2017, 23:28 
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There is something about being near water - used to live near a lake and now live in a village with a river running through. Makes you very aware of the weather and the seasons. Last year we had floods , the year before drought. In a very small way compared to places that have earthquakes, tsunamis, etc, it puts into perspective our place in the scheme of things compared to nature.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 17 Mar 2017, 17:00 
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I'm afraid that I have to smirk over that one. Our town had a Flood Alleviation Scheme installed in 2011-13. It hasn't been tested by a severe flood yet,but I'm hoping that it means that we councillors will not have to be setting a good example to others by heaving sandbags around on the Causeway.

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 17 Mar 2017, 20:10 
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I have just eaten a very odd dinner. It was all fine until you got to the sweet potato and parsnip mash. Which tasted rose flavoured. Like, turkish delight, or rose flavoured tea. Really quite surreal and even more so because we have no idea how it happened! I mean, rose is quite a specific flavour! The only rose flavoured thing we have in the house is some rose tea, which no-one has drunk for a good couple of weeks. It was actually more or less edible, though I don't think it'd past muster on masterchef... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2017, 15:53 
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That's something I'd never eat, Abbey, as I loathe and abhor parsnips.

Just a hangover from my days of eating school dinners.

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
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PostPosted: 19 Mar 2017, 18:59 
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Ah, happily I always had packed lunches!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2017, 21:03 
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I had school dinners for a week after moving house and not being able to go home at lunch time any more. I was sick every day as soon as I so much as went into the dining room. The next week my parents changed my school so that I could get home at lunch time. That week has to have been the most miserable of my life. Luckily when I went to secondary school a year later we were allowed to take sandwiches, otherwise I would have had to give up my technical school place and go to the secondary modern just up the road. There was absolutely no way I could face a school dinner again.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2017, 16:31 
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The worst thing was that on marrow and parsnip days, the very strict and stern Head of History used to insist that the vegetable dishes were taken up to the platform for inspection.

That meant that the M&P that absolutely no-one ate was taken out of the back door of the hall crammed onto two plates.

Well, the dishes were empty.

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Not related to any of the above posts, but I'm very happy to report that I have normal hearing again. I had my ears syringed on Monday and I can't believe the difference it's made! :D

In fact, my hearing is a bit too acute for my comfort at the moment. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2017, 23:42 
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Glad the ears back to normal! I have hearing aids which I detest but grateful for their benefits.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2017, 01:36 
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Hurrah, Cal - it was bound to feel a bit noisy at first.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2017, 09:22 
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Great news Cal! it'll take a while to adjust. my ears seem permanently oversensitive after something a couple of years ago. I'm finally starting to accept it's a "problem" I should acknowledge and tell people about occasionally, doesn't mean people understand though"


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2017, 09:32 
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So glad to be back at work and with access to a computer as I've done something to my computer at home and can't access the internet. I've got an engineer coming Saturday.

Feeling lonely and in need of someone to talk to.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2017, 11:35 
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Oh dear :( . Have you got an internet-enabled phone or anything else you can use at home in the meantime?

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Not really. I'm really annoyed with myself, I had trouble connecting to the internet on Monday, took it back to factory settings and now can't access the internet. Tried restoring it to a previous session which was unsuccessful. So can't access Facebook, online shopping with Sainsbury's or anything. Oh well, I'll see what the engineer can do on Saturday.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2017, 21:14 
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I'm very happy because the ospreys are heading back to their nesting sites after spending the winter sunning themselves in Africa. Many of the live webcams are opening this weekend - there is a link here for anyone who wants to follow the antics of these amazing birds.

A warning - it can become addictive. I only discovered them last year, after watching the peregrine falcons nesting in the centre of Sheffield and disliking the messy nest and the urban setting. Now I watch Dyfi, Glaslyn, Manton Bay, Loch Garten, and Loch of the Lowes. Glorious scenery as well as a fascinating family life.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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My friend and I enjoyed a 9 miles walk yesterday. We took a picnic with us and stopped at a few pubs along the way. Paying for it today though and aching thighs!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2017, 21:00 
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I've had a nice weekend away in Leicestershire with my mum. The weather couldn't have been better, after two nasty wet weekends: we were very lucky.

(We have tried but failed over the course of many years to interest my dad in battlefields and castles and cathedrals, so he stayed at home and played golf :lol:.)

And there were lambs. And daffodils.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2017, 21:21 
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Yay for the happinesses!

We had a party for my Grandad's 88th birthday yesterday... lots of family from far and wide (well, Manchester and Northampton, anyway!). We made cocktails and much food and it was all very jolly and he seemed to have genuinely good time, which was great because he's now very deaf and often finds being with lots of people hard going, but everyone listened to him telling some stories and it was really nice.

Now I'm going to sleep for a few days... :wink:

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