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Title: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: pacifique on Jun 06, 2011, 12:56:29 AM
Today I am extremely grateful for the support I received by a lovely email from dad.
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Post by: Leka on Jun 06, 2011, 01:00:02 AM
I know it's clichÚ but lately I'm just grateful I'm alive.
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Post by: skream on Jun 06, 2011, 01:14:00 AM
i'm greatful for one of the friends i have.
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Post by: Reflect39 on Jun 06, 2011, 10:35:20 AM
I'm just grateful for my good health and strength.

Some don't have this and it's a struggle.
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Post by: ScarletBea on Jun 06, 2011, 01:24:47 PM
My dripping boiler has been fixed :D
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 06, 2011, 04:49:46 PM
I am so grateful to have a sister who is so sweet and caring that she carried all the goodies I like from Bombay, all the way to Budapest and my sweet friends Z & P today carried it all the way from Budapest to London....just because I asked.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Jun 06, 2011, 04:53:57 PM
The NHS.
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Post by: valerie on Jun 06, 2011, 05:41:03 PM
grateful that today brings me closer to my summer holiday
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jun 06, 2011, 10:25:52 PM
For the relatively high standard of living I have while I am not working. And my credit card for the difference between what I need and what I get.
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Post by: Leka on Jun 06, 2011, 10:33:01 PM
Almost everyday I feel grateful for the strong, intelligent, lovely, supportive, understanding, wonderful mother I have.
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Post by: cariad1 on Jun 06, 2011, 11:26:39 PM
Opportunities  ;D
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Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Jun 06, 2011, 11:38:37 PM
Nice bread and cheese. Today I'm grateful for these.  :D
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 06, 2011, 11:43:30 PM
a case of bouncing boobies. at last!
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Post by: flora poste on Jun 07, 2011, 12:26:53 AM
My friends. For not only making me feel like a human being - which would have done - but like a worthwhile one. Amaze. I don't know what I was thinking moving East, everybody I love best is West.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jun 07, 2011, 12:38:36 AM
Almost everyday I feel grateful for the strong, intelligent, lovely, supportive, understanding, wonderful mother I have.

That's lovely, Leka. You're lucky to have a mother like that. And she's lucky to have a daughter who appreciates the mother she's got.  :)
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Post by: Deeper Purple on Jun 07, 2011, 12:51:38 AM
Openess! ;D
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Post by: valerie on Jun 07, 2011, 02:40:13 AM
Grateful that i am sick last week & this week & will be better by next week
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Post by: Hudson on Jun 07, 2011, 01:23:03 PM
Mrs Doyaaal! :D
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 08, 2011, 02:29:34 AM
I am grateful that a really talented colleague wants to work on the same project with me which will hopefully yield fantastic results.
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Post by: waite on Jun 08, 2011, 02:34:55 AM
I'm grateful that my new GP, that I met today, was friendly and interested in what I had to say.
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Post by: valerie on Jun 08, 2011, 03:52:46 PM
grateful for improved health, although I do not qualify as my standard,traditional,effervescent,self yet :D
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 08, 2011, 03:53:52 PM
nothing traditional about you Val, except maybe a jig or three ;D
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Post by: valerie on Jun 08, 2011, 03:58:12 PM
grateful for improved health, although I do not qualify as my standard,traditional,effervescent,self yet :D

Yay, you'll need to be fit again when we take you dancing  ;D
Thanks,Mandy. I have faith that all will be fine on the east side of the Atlantic ;D
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 08, 2011, 09:34:14 PM
I am grateful that P casually handed me this book which solved one of my major dilemmas and it turned out to be just the thing I needed.
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Post by: ScarletBea on Jun 08, 2011, 10:54:05 PM
Grateful for my friend, it was her birthday dinner tonight :)
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 09, 2011, 08:57:36 PM
I am grateful that the entire day I did not have to wait for a single tube or bus for more than 5 seconds and nor did I just get a seat every time but actually had a choice of seats and did not have to give it up for an elderly or a pregnant person....a very busy, tiring but productive day!

fun fact: Saw Meryl Streep on Broadwick St from 2 feet away and she gave me a sweet smile :)
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Post by: valerie on Jun 09, 2011, 10:55:08 PM
in my last 3 weeks i am staying near there^. I must keep my eyes open.
I see more famous people in London than anywhere else,i swear.
Summer 2008, Pearce Brosman & Forrest Whittaker,2009, Minnie Driver ,last summer, ? well, Jeff Goldblum on stage
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Post by: Skyler on Jun 09, 2011, 11:32:35 PM
i am grateful to my friend for her skill share session where she taught me to do an open housing joint. next week we are doing a stopped housing joint and dovetails if we have time.

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Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Jun 09, 2011, 11:38:50 PM
Today I'm grateful for friends, light hearted banter and being able to apply for jobs online.
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Post by: ScarletBea on Jun 10, 2011, 08:55:09 AM
(yesterday) I'm grateful for the haircut and the head massage while hair was being washed. Sooo relaxing!

And today I'm grateful for the weather at the moment, and having a warm shirt because it's very cold.
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 10, 2011, 09:09:52 PM
I am so grateful to have a cleaner who makes my place so pleasant every friday.
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Post by: valerie on Jun 10, 2011, 09:11:43 PM
The Wright Brothers ;D
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Post by: Leka on Jun 10, 2011, 09:13:37 PM
Silence. I'm really grateful for silence.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 10, 2011, 09:20:11 PM
The Wright Brothers ;D
;D
I am grateful for parents that are willing to work through stuff and be brave, for old, old friends that know me well and support me, for new friends that are simple and true, and for the practice I have come to know as home, and have returned to.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jun 11, 2011, 04:07:56 PM
My railcard because it's saving me heaps of money on train fares atm!
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Post by: Vagabond on Jun 11, 2011, 09:23:52 PM
A bit of sun. Head down now for a week, so no days in the sun reading, chatting..until Monday week. :-\
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Post by: cariad1 on Jun 11, 2011, 09:30:50 PM
That I was able to get hold of a gadget in Maplins that means I can convert some old cassettes into digital recordings - my tape deck packed up and I have a 20 year old concert tour recording with the Philharmonic that I have managed to salvage *beams*
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Post by: slapntickle on Jun 11, 2011, 09:35:01 PM
Today I was grateful that the traffic to and from Brighton was excellent, not a single hint of a hold up anywhere  :)
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 11, 2011, 10:27:26 PM
I am grateful we found out about the shady flat arrangements by directly meeting up with the landlord, instead of going through the agency and dodged a bullet.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jun 11, 2011, 11:10:23 PM
My wonderful friends, some great food and a smooth move without issues or damages.
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Post by: kate b on Jun 11, 2011, 11:54:57 PM
For managing to capture on video camera two kittens trying to chew the sucker arm off a remote-control Emperor dalek.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jun 12, 2011, 12:24:30 PM
Grateful that it is morning and daylight; had the worst night I can ever remember, beyond night terrors!
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Post by: Wolfgang on Jun 12, 2011, 12:34:33 PM
Yay Medusa! 
Oh, Juicy!
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Post by: valerie on Jun 12, 2011, 03:04:31 PM
the reunion of my mental, spiritual, and physical health. They are all working together again.
             Thank you
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jun 12, 2011, 05:48:03 PM
For managing to capture on video camera two kittens trying to chew the sucker arm off a remote-control Emperor dalek.

The mental picture of these two scallywags.

I think I have another set of kittens "in me" before I do the "sensible" thing and opt for hard-to-home older cats. Happy thoughts of kittens climbing net curtains! I love 'em. I don't even mind being a climbing frame for them myself.  :D
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 12, 2011, 11:35:13 PM
I am grateful for new beginnings and the hope that I am moving in the right direction.
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Post by: Lighthouse on Jun 13, 2011, 01:11:36 AM
2 good friends. One near, one far.   :-*
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Post by: jinnx on Jun 13, 2011, 06:21:32 PM
I'm grateful it's nearly Tuesday.
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Post by: tall garnett on Jun 13, 2011, 06:27:27 PM
Friends in Christchurch are shaken but ok... And a job offer, which will take me away from the madness!
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jun 13, 2011, 07:23:46 PM
My next door neighbour; for coming to the rescue - again!
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Post by: ScarletBea on Jun 13, 2011, 09:11:35 PM
No rain
Work
Pasta
Knitting
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Post by: forget-me-not on Jun 13, 2011, 09:24:08 PM
my friends and fellow organisers of yesterday's london sex worker film festival.

my dog.

gingerbeer.


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Post by: wu wei on Jun 13, 2011, 09:45:24 PM
My wonderful friends, I'll never be grateful enough: they are my lighthouse :-*
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Post by: Top on Jun 13, 2011, 10:31:06 PM
Three teenage boys walked past my house singing Elvis' The Wonder of You.

I used to sing it to The Former Mrs Top, often in public and always in a Vagas years style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyrQqmc5UT8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyrQqmc5UT8)
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Jun 13, 2011, 10:33:40 PM
tocklet buttons still being a pound, even though they're really not that giant.
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Post by: valerie on Jun 13, 2011, 10:41:20 PM
gingerbeer.
me 2
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 14, 2011, 01:05:12 PM
I am grateful for a sunny morning, great breakfast, some very inspiring reading and its only been 4 hours since i woke up.
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Post by: Ratty on Jun 14, 2011, 02:44:18 PM
I couldn't sleep last night because our 16 1/2 year old chocolate lab was probably making her final trip to the vets this morning. However, it transpires that she has a small chest infection which can be treated, although she is delicate because of her age. I am grateful for the fact that we may have her around for a just little while longer  :)
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Post by: Mutley on Jun 14, 2011, 02:48:43 PM
I couldn't sleep last night because our 16 1/2 year old chocolate lab was probably making her final trip to the vets this morning. However, it transpires that she has a small chest infection which can be treated, although she is delicate because of her age. I am grateful for the fact that we may have her around for a just little while longer  :)

Good news  :)

I am grateful for the lend of a squirt of salad cream after forgetting mine, I hate dry salad  :-X
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Jun 14, 2011, 02:56:30 PM
I couldn't sleep last night because our 16 1/2 year old chocolate lab was probably making her final trip to the vets this morning. However, it transpires that she has a small chest infection which can be treated, although she is delicate because of her age. I am grateful for the fact that we may have her around for a just little while longer  :)

That was lovely to read Ratty :)
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Post by: Ratty on Jun 14, 2011, 03:05:48 PM
^ :)
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jun 14, 2011, 03:55:46 PM
Happy to hear about Ratty's dog  :)

I am grateful that I now have my anti-depressants.  48 hours without them led to horrible withdrawal and I lost 3 days because cramps would only respond to codeine.  Grateful that today I am feeling nearly ok.
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Post by: jinnx on Jun 14, 2011, 04:17:31 PM
I'm grateful for a bit of peace and quiet and a little bit of 'me' time.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jun 14, 2011, 04:39:03 PM
I am grateful to myself for buying me some wonderfully comfortable and cozy memory foam slippers  :)
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Post by: boots on Jun 14, 2011, 11:25:00 PM
I'm grateful for a lucky escape from a very badly behaved potential girlfriend with self confessed commitment issues..... :-*
 
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jun 14, 2011, 11:26:34 PM
^stomp all over her!! :o
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Post by: boots on Jun 14, 2011, 11:32:10 PM
 ::) good idea Annabel_Lee  but that woman has had enough of my energy. Onwards and upwards.... Will just polish my boots for a while whilst I'm waiting!
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jun 14, 2011, 11:36:42 PM
them there boots look like they need a lot of polish!!  good luck  ;)
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 15, 2011, 12:35:42 AM
My body.
It never fails to tell me what is right and what is wrong.
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Jun 15, 2011, 01:00:41 AM
continued mental health. 12 years and counting *does the dance of the formerly demented*
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Post by: kate b on Jun 15, 2011, 01:02:33 AM
^ Hurray for the Goblin!  :-*
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Jun 15, 2011, 10:43:47 AM
 ;D I am just that badass.
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 15, 2011, 01:37:00 PM
good for you Goblin.



I'm grateful for new tools. They don't come in a box.
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Jun 15, 2011, 01:50:35 PM
I'm so envious of handy people, i can assemble ikea stuff barely. Were the tools all Shiney and Butch? Do you have a tool-belt?
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Post by: BabyBoy on Jun 15, 2011, 01:55:40 PM
I won some free acupuncture treatments when I did my art -promoting thing in the church crypt!
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 15, 2011, 02:17:20 PM
I'm so envious of handy people, i can assemble ikea stuff barely. Were the tools all Shiney and Butch? Do you have a tool-belt?

Actually I think they are a heady mix of femme and butch, with the spankiest metaphorical tool-belt and gun holster.
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Jun 15, 2011, 02:27:02 PM
oh yeah. that's the goodstuff.  ;D
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Post by: jinnx on Jun 15, 2011, 03:13:54 PM
I'm grateful I'm not overdrawn for a change (not for long though *sigh*)
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Post by: valerie on Jun 15, 2011, 04:11:21 PM
new experience...had a heated marmite and cheddar sandwich. I would say that it was tasty byr so is the fat that rises to the top of chicken soup that my friends smear on French bread.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jun 15, 2011, 04:14:13 PM
I am grateful for Adele - dancing around downstairs to Set Fire to the Rain, with  feather duster in hand, got dusting done so much quicker.

valerie, when you "heated" do you mean "toasted" - toasted cheese and Marmite sandwiches are deliciousness beyond words - yum!

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Post by: outOforder on Jun 15, 2011, 04:43:44 PM
what the heck is this Marmite that everyone is on about. You do realise it's mar-mite (like in the mascara thread--I have curly eyelashes 8)). But I think I like it  :D
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Jun 15, 2011, 04:47:46 PM
I don't think you should be putting marmite on your eyelashes, OoO, it'll likely lead to all kinds of trouble.
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 15, 2011, 04:48:44 PM
hehe...but I might get licked :P
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jun 15, 2011, 04:51:53 PM
...^^ and it might be a cure for eyelash mites.  :P
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 15, 2011, 04:52:51 PM
'scuse me. No mites on me.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Jun 15, 2011, 04:56:01 PM
Except for the mar mites.
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 15, 2011, 04:57:23 PM
they don't tickle so much, so s'ok
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 15, 2011, 10:48:37 PM
Friends - both big and small.
Last night's was small.
Tonight's is tall.
Me?
I am somewhere in between and I'm grateful for that too.

And I will be very grateful for dinner when we finally sit down to eat  ;D
*nom*
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 16, 2011, 01:13:00 AM
I am grateful for the abundance of useful information I have access to.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jun 17, 2011, 02:47:56 PM
A lot of things: a very helpful and nice motorbike dealer, my upcoming holiday, my wonderful friends, good health and personal freedom, a lovely flat and good food in plenty - life is good  :D
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Jun 17, 2011, 03:12:44 PM
I won some free acupuncture treatments when I did my art -promoting thing in the church crypt!

church crypt? would that be the one near Euston station? Recently?
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 18, 2011, 09:35:11 AM
I am grateful to know that an old and very interesting friend is passing through london and want to meet for lunch...looking forward to catching up.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 18, 2011, 10:42:14 AM
I'm trying to be grateful for the job I have today...... but I mainly want to go for a swim in the lido.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 18, 2011, 10:49:26 AM
Update. I just had text from my father thanking him for the father's day card I sent him.
Some of you will know from this (http://boards.gingerbeer.co.uk/index.php?topic=100784.0) thread, that I have been dealing with a lot of family related 'stuff' - trying to find a way to create better relationships between my parents and myself.

So, I am grateful that I sent a card, I'm grateful that he acknowledged it and I'm bloody dumbfounded that he knows how to text! (he also told me he loved me last week, which is the first time my father has ever said that to me. Progress).

Much to be grateful for. Much.
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Post by: Griffin on Jun 18, 2011, 11:13:57 AM
That's great, GP. :)  I hope the progress continues.

This morning I was grateful for the rain stopping so I could get out for a run. Rain coming back later, so may not get my second one in.
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Post by: adarajames on Jun 18, 2011, 03:02:43 PM
getting 9 hrs sleep and the puppies still being clean after so long in their bed!
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 19, 2011, 06:03:23 PM
I am grateful for the lack of pressure in my life at the moment....which is not often.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 20, 2011, 09:11:54 AM
Sleep.
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 20, 2011, 02:14:25 PM
antibiotics, painkillers and doctors (yay for human co-operation. Even if they are outrageously paid)
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jun 20, 2011, 05:14:14 PM
The rain holding off until my washing was dry
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 20, 2011, 05:36:24 PM
That I still don't want coffee, that I'll be in a hot bath soon, that the website is almost done, that I am booking a holiday :)
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Post by: kate b on Jun 20, 2011, 05:40:50 PM
Drugs and the rescue team who are looking after my kids for me til I'm back on my feet. Brilliant, loyal friends, affectionate kittens, slightly concerned and considerate children and gf adept at lolcatspeak and taking cute photos.
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Jun 20, 2011, 05:42:26 PM
*pets the snakes*  :-*
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Post by: kate b on Jun 20, 2011, 05:47:28 PM
^ They are heavily sedated and have forgotten how to hiss.
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Jun 20, 2011, 05:49:10 PM
which is why i'm petting them. no flies on me motherfucker.  8)
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Post by: Wolfgang on Jun 20, 2011, 07:01:50 PM
^ They are heavily sedated and have forgotten how to hiss.

They just say, "Ith. Ith."
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Post by: Skyler on Jun 20, 2011, 07:08:39 PM
is that superted in your picture wolfie?
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Post by: Wolfgang on Jun 20, 2011, 07:20:38 PM
No, it's TV Wolfie-in-bed, from World Wide Wolfie the Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters' association. 
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Post by: kate b on Jun 20, 2011, 07:27:14 PM
^ They are heavily sedated and have forgotten how to hiss.

They just say, "Ith. Ith."

Mock not the afflicted athpth. At thome point the drugth will wear off and they wil be very, very croth.
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Post by: Wolfgang on Jun 20, 2011, 07:34:47 PM
Thorry.
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Post by: Skyler on Jun 20, 2011, 08:05:18 PM
No, it's TV Wolfie-in-bed, from World Wide Wolfie the Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters' association.

Oh.
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 20, 2011, 09:03:45 PM
I am grateful for daily long hot power showers followed by a hot cuppa!
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Post by: mobius on Jun 20, 2011, 11:47:56 PM
The decision to take a night off from combat, and remembering instead why I love RockBand so much :D
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Post by: smiling on Jun 21, 2011, 12:02:21 AM
communication. in a good way.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 21, 2011, 09:40:09 AM
8 hours uninterrupted, healing sleep - bliss!  :)
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Post by: kate b on Jun 21, 2011, 10:09:30 AM
Being able to stand almost straight again. Hurray for pharmaceuticals!  :D
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Jun 21, 2011, 10:29:20 AM
hurray indeed!
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Post by: SteadyCat on Jun 21, 2011, 04:52:51 PM
I'm grateful that I finally registered with a GP and I liked the office and the nurse was friendly (she's from Dublin) and I think I'm going to like it there. *crosses fingers*
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Post by: slapntickle on Jun 21, 2011, 07:10:49 PM
I am grateful that I have tomorrow off and for the bottle of red I have by my left elbow :)
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jun 21, 2011, 07:12:31 PM
I am grateful for a really understanding friend.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 21, 2011, 07:44:22 PM
I'm grateful that I finally registered with a GP and I liked the office and the nurse was friendly (she's from Dublin) and I think I'm going to like it there. *crosses fingers*
Heh.
Bodes well.
And if she's rubbish, there's always the accent to soothe you.
Glad you found a good 'un.
 :)
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jun 21, 2011, 07:55:37 PM
I am very grateful for BBC Interactive and for Live Pause (although not at the same time apparently!) - they have each made watching Wimbledon a much more enjoyable experience.  No more shouting at the telly when they leave the match I am watching for another - Hooray for the Red Button!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Tak on Jun 21, 2011, 07:59:00 PM
Having tissues to hand for my runny nose.

*dabs at nostrils*
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Post by: smiling on Jun 21, 2011, 08:36:28 PM
i am grateful that i really like my job and work with nice people. :) spent the whole day mending stuff. :)
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 21, 2011, 09:25:42 PM
I am grateful that despite the initial major surprise, the presentation went well, I was happy with the feedback and it makes me more confident about whats to come in 2 weeks.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jun 21, 2011, 11:12:36 PM
I am very grateful for BBC Interactive and for Live Pause (although not at the same time apparently!) - they have each made watching Wimbledon a much more enjoyable experience.  No more shouting at the telly when they leave the match I am watching for another - Hooray for the Red Button!  ;D ;D ;D

I knew you'd love it.

*smug*
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Post by: nicla on Jun 22, 2011, 10:08:28 AM
Shitloads, right now. I can't quite believe my luck, and am sort of waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Chances.

Second chances.

Weebles wobbling but not falling down.

Friends.

Health, and happiness.

<---smug, astonished, and grateful.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 22, 2011, 10:16:34 AM
Shoulders.
This morning, I am grateful for my shoulders.
*pats shoulders*
 :)
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Post by: outOforder on Jun 22, 2011, 12:43:32 PM
I would be very grateful for someone to come and clean my flat?

Just putting it out there.


I am grateful for a mad and beautiful and bright niece who always loves me, except when she is in a huff.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jun 22, 2011, 01:24:59 PM
I am grateful that despite my predictions yesterday the sky did not fall in.
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jun 22, 2011, 04:35:49 PM
that the earth revolves around the sun and the moon is just the right distance away. and constant hot water.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jun 22, 2011, 05:47:49 PM
that the earth revolves around the sun and the moon is just the right distance away. and constant hot water.

Erm I think you'll find that the earth revolves around Me - at least that is what I have always tended to believe  :P ;) :)

Today I am grateful for the Community Nurses who look after my Uncle - they are worth far more than their weight in gold!
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Post by: Pleasance on Jun 22, 2011, 05:56:16 PM
I'm grateful for the shinning sun in North London right now!  ;D
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Post by: slapntickle on Jun 22, 2011, 06:41:28 PM
I am grateful for our new wine glasses... they hold twice as much wine as the last ones  ;D
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 22, 2011, 09:04:34 PM
After hearing first hand horrid stories from a friend about SA, I am so grateful I grew up and even now happen to live in a safe place.
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Post by: mobius on Jun 22, 2011, 09:13:01 PM
The jar of 'Rocket Fuel' I found in Tesco the other evening.


Sleep is for sissies...last few deadlines to meet this week.
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Post by: Tak on Jun 22, 2011, 09:27:00 PM
That I was in one of those depressing,impersonal bureaucratic places today and was grateful to find the person who I spoke with was so human, she spoke of her poorly knee I spoke of my poorly feet, we shared these woes and made each other feel better,really refreshing.
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Post by: valerie on Jun 22, 2011, 10:32:12 PM
everyone with whom i have spent quality time + more tomorrow.feels good!
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Post by: Vagabond on Jun 23, 2011, 12:41:21 AM
My inner strength.
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Post by: SilverFoxUK on Jun 23, 2011, 12:51:23 AM
For not raining on my home from the tue....
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jun 24, 2011, 01:23:07 AM
that the earth revolves around the sun and the moon is just the right distance away. and constant hot water.

Erm I think you'll find that the earth revolves around Me - at least that is what I have always tended to believe  :P ;) :)

Today I am grateful for the Community Nurses who look after my Uncle - they are worth far more than their weight in gold!
int it just?
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 24, 2011, 11:06:12 AM
@ Annabel_Lee: I so should have had a Guinness to mark last night!
Grateful for?
An old Irish friend - in both senses!
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Post by: wu wei on Jun 24, 2011, 01:56:58 PM
I'm grateful for:
-feeling better
-eating my first non liquid meal in four days

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Post by: heronhouse on Jun 24, 2011, 07:06:58 PM
Sleep!
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Post by: smiling on Jun 24, 2011, 10:45:57 PM
for my lovely son. he cheers me up :)
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Post by: animalnitrate on Jun 26, 2011, 12:12:00 PM
For my body. It can do such wonderful, powerful things, and somehow make me feel really good while I'm doing it.

<-- just had really good workout. I love this feeling afterwards, I feel huuuuge and capable of anything, and broken down and soothed, all at once.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jun 26, 2011, 12:34:34 PM
The awesome new GB people i met.  ;D
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 26, 2011, 09:26:31 PM
I am really grateful for such a lovely weekend and that it went so smoothly.
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Post by: pacifique on Jun 27, 2011, 09:26:38 PM
I am grateful for the useful tips by G and that she was understanding enough to let me go early...which was a great help!
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Post by: tigerlashes on Jun 27, 2011, 09:47:36 PM
aherm the freezing cold raspberry beer in a can that is currently nestled down my top between my boobs... in this heat its amazing!
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jun 27, 2011, 10:04:34 PM
^WOW that's cool.  :D
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Post by: cariad1 on Jun 27, 2011, 10:45:00 PM
Cool running water and the opportunity to soak in the tub - bliss!
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jun 27, 2011, 11:11:03 PM
@ Annabel_Lee: I so should have had a Guinness to mark last night!
Grateful for?
An old Irish friend - in both senses!
your friend was mint.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jun 27, 2011, 11:49:11 PM
Going to the olympic womens football final!  ;D
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jun 28, 2011, 12:02:05 AM
^^  You got tickets? Fantastic!  :D
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Post by: SilverFoxUK on Jun 28, 2011, 01:03:00 AM
cold cider
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Post by: skream on Jun 28, 2011, 01:42:25 AM
my friends.

the ones who are my fabric and ibiza crew - because we share a special passion.

and the ones who are letting me stay with them this week, so i dont have to put up with the stress of certain flatmates in a week where i have 4+ interviews.
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Post by: forget-me-not on Jun 28, 2011, 11:32:40 AM
i am grateful to my GP for not even suggesting that I should up my dose or take another pill or in anyway inferring that how i am feeling can or should be medicated.

i have never had a GP that appeared to listen to me like this one does, appears to care, and doesn't think i should just pop my pills and go away.

i am very grateful that I have this GP right now.

i am also very grateful to my mum who openly admits she does not understand any of it but will back me up and is here for me for the practical stuff like letting me stay at her flat and making sure i eat something.
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Post by: jinnx on Jun 28, 2011, 04:00:44 PM
That I found a cheaper petrol station (little things!)
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Post by: Custardy Fututrix on Jun 28, 2011, 05:31:09 PM
That she's getting better.

Anything else is unthinkable, but I was thinking it anyway.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jun 28, 2011, 05:35:26 PM
The rain - and my delicious cinnamon rolls from DYKEA.  :-*
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Post by: tsarchitect on Jun 28, 2011, 05:45:49 PM
Gum.

Orbit sweet mint, to be exact.
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Post by: boots on Jun 28, 2011, 06:29:44 PM
My son  :)
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jun 28, 2011, 09:13:56 PM
^^  You got tickets? Fantastic!  :D

my gay friend did, he's taking me! he thought i would appreciate it!!! all excited already
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jun 28, 2011, 11:00:36 PM
A text that's just this minute arrived offering boy a lift tomorrow. It means I only have to go out in the car 5 times instead of 6 ....
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Post by: SilverFoxUK on Jun 29, 2011, 12:48:50 AM
new connies coming TODAY and not raining when i left the office... 8)
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jun 29, 2011, 05:23:48 PM
shopping lists.  Because without one I wouldn't have come back with half the stuff I needed!  My concentration is completely scrambled.
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Post by: Caz2011 on Jun 29, 2011, 06:46:09 PM
I am grateful for the fact that I only have 3 nights shifts left at work... and that I am flying to France in early July to visit the French One  ;D
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Post by: tofu on Jun 29, 2011, 10:35:34 PM
i'm grateful that nothing awful happened on the tubes in london
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 29, 2011, 11:30:46 PM
The miso soup and sushi my housemate has made.
Thank god for generous and good cooks!
*nom*
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Post by: pacifique on Jul 01, 2011, 12:31:40 AM
I am grateful I met the very important deadline on time and got my books extended without incurring a fine....so grateful for small mercies.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jul 01, 2011, 01:10:07 AM
no kids to teach...i got lots of work done.
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Post by: MissNomer on Jul 01, 2011, 08:47:23 AM
hope
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 01, 2011, 11:15:51 AM
waking up and being functional before half the day is over.
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Post by: tofu on Jul 01, 2011, 07:35:37 PM
hearing my son's laugh
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Post by: sally33 on Jul 01, 2011, 10:41:22 PM
I  am grateful for ...a nice man actually...sorry I know that's not terribly Pc on GB
but he is a nice man
he drove all the way from some way away to have a drink with me at terribly short notice even though he only drinks orange juice while I slough back many glasses of wine ...just to listen to me rambling on about my kids who are driving me mad..... cos he knew I was struggling and was so kind and non judgemental ...people like that are so rare and I feel very grateful
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jul 01, 2011, 10:54:53 PM
having made it back home only 22 minutes too late for the England-NZ game, I thought I would miss most of it.
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Post by: my sparkle instinct on Jul 01, 2011, 11:19:06 PM
Today was a training day at school and one of my students dropped off a bag of gifts and a bouquet for me at reception. The card thanks me for making her love English again and for being the best teacher she could wish for.  :'( :D
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Post by: Susanna♀ on Jul 02, 2011, 06:34:37 PM
That when I saw a sign saying "Take That Tickets" in Piccadilly, I restrained myself from pointing out that it should be "Take THOSE Tickets".  ::)
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Post by: SilverFoxUK on Jul 02, 2011, 06:48:19 PM
No Rain in Hyde park!!!!
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Post by: cariad1 on Jul 02, 2011, 07:03:46 PM
My new job! :D
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Post by: Ratty on Jul 02, 2011, 07:08:14 PM
That when I saw a sign saying "Take That Tickets" in Piccadilly, I restrained myself from pointing out that it should be "Take THOSE Tickets".  ::)

 ;D   ;D
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Post by: outOforder on Jul 02, 2011, 07:16:52 PM
A glimpse of sanity in a chaotic whirl world
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Post by: ScarletBea on Jul 02, 2011, 07:45:01 PM
The sun and friends :D

Oh, and finally having sewn the duvet hem!
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Post by: sally33 on Jul 02, 2011, 09:33:42 PM
Today was a training day at school and one of my students dropped off a bag of gifts and a bouquet for me at reception. The card thanks me for making her love English again and for being the best teacher she could wish for.  :'( :D

Wow...lovely  :) must have given you a warm happy feeling
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Post by: sally33 on Jul 02, 2011, 09:37:04 PM
Couldn't go to Pride cos it was my son's school fair but was grateful for being the chance to spend time with two lovely fellow mums at the fair working teogether on the book stall ....one of which wants to come to pride with us next yr with her daughter ....whether the school fair is on or not on that day
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Post by: tall garnett on Jul 03, 2011, 12:09:37 AM
The fabulous beerie friends I spent Pride with today... And my gf for coming along and actually enjoying the day!
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Post by: forget-me-not on Jul 03, 2011, 03:03:17 AM
the existence of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 03, 2011, 09:05:11 PM
Today was a training day at school and one of my students dropped off a bag of gifts and a bouquet for me at reception. The card thanks me for making her love English again and for being the best teacher she could wish for.  :'( :D

Oh, how lovely! I bet not many students even go to the trouble of sending a thankyou note or card.
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Post by: forget-me-not on Jul 03, 2011, 10:03:23 PM
Today was a training day at school and one of my students dropped off a bag of gifts and a bouquet for me at reception. The card thanks me for making her love English again and for being the best teacher she could wish for.  :'( :D

Oh, how lovely! I bet not many students even go to the trouble of sending a thankyou note or card.

i suspect it was well and truly deserved tho.  i bet lots of students think it but only that one was fab enough to express it.  but however fab that student is they would not have done that if there wasn't some truth in it.
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jul 04, 2011, 09:37:33 PM
My son  :)
(((Boots))) x
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Post by: boots on Jul 04, 2011, 09:53:02 PM
Thanks Annabel Lee  :)  That is sweet x
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Post by: MissNomer on Jul 04, 2011, 10:00:28 PM
my meeting
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jul 04, 2011, 10:04:57 PM
Thanks Annabel Lee  :)  That is sweet x
about F'in time! do you know how long I've waited for that? x
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Post by: skream on Jul 04, 2011, 10:07:40 PM
another 3rd interview ! hopefully a job offer will come of these in the coming week !
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Post by: forget-me-not on Jul 04, 2011, 11:00:32 PM
my friend/flatmate for the awesomely good massage he gave me this afternoon.  i literally have not been this relaxed in months.  i feel healed.  ok not entirely but a pretty large lot.

my friend/neighbour for giving me a slice of homemade cake which does not contain any sugar/honey/fructose, just agave syrup, which means i can eat it and feel no pain.  which will be the first time i have been able to eat cake in nearly three years.  really.

i am looking at it right now.  just enjoying the anticipation.  little does he know what a huge gift that was.
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Post by: my sparkle instinct on Jul 04, 2011, 11:14:21 PM
Today was a training day at school and one of my students dropped off a bag of gifts and a bouquet for me at reception. The card thanks me for making her love English again and for being the best teacher she could wish for.  :'( :D

Oh, how lovely! I bet not many students even go to the trouble of sending a thankyou note or card.

i suspect it was well and truly deserved tho.  i bet lots of students think it but only that one was fab enough to express it.  but however fab that student is they would not have done that if there wasn't some truth in it.

Thanks - yes it was lovely! I have had a few gifts and plenty of cards before (which always mean a lot especially in an inner-city type school where a lot of kids have NOTHING) but this was something really special. I just hope I really was good enough and she gets the grade she deserves!
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 04, 2011, 11:36:56 PM
my friend/neighbour for giving me a slice of homemade cake which does not contain any sugar/honey/fructose, just agave syrup, which means i can eat it and feel no pain.  which will be the first time i have been able to eat cake in nearly three years.  really.

i am looking at it right now.  just enjoying the anticipation.  little does he know what a huge gift that was.

I would love to know how one substitutes agave syrup for sugar/fructose in a cake. I have some and would like to use it up! Any chance you might IM me the recipe if the cake is a nice one?

<<< cheeky mare  ;D
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jul 06, 2011, 12:18:05 PM
all the people who love me and care about me
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Post by: forget-me-not on Jul 06, 2011, 12:25:56 PM
my friend/neighbour for giving me a slice of homemade cake which does not contain any sugar/honey/fructose, just agave syrup, which means i can eat it and feel no pain.  which will be the first time i have been able to eat cake in nearly three years.  really.

i am looking at it right now.  just enjoying the anticipation.  little does he know what a huge gift that was.

I would love to know how one substitutes agave syrup for sugar/fructose in a cake. I have some and would like to use it up! Any chance you might IM me the recipe if the cake is a nice one?

<<< cheeky mare  ;D

the cake was extremely good.  out of this world, actually.  for which i am grateful :)

i will endeavour to get the recipe off my friend, for both of us, sal@mander, and will let you know when i have it.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 06, 2011, 05:30:11 PM
Thank you, forget-me-not.  :-*
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Post by: adarajames on Jul 06, 2011, 10:15:35 PM
my friend/neighbour for giving me a slice of homemade cake which does not contain any sugar/honey/fructose, just agave syrup, which means i can eat it and feel no pain.  which will be the first time i have been able to eat cake in nearly three years.  really.

i am looking at it right now.  just enjoying the anticipation.  little does he know what a huge gift that was.

I would love to know how one substitutes agave syrup for sugar/fructose in a cake. I have some and would like to use it up! Any chance you might IM me the recipe if the cake is a nice one?

<<< cheeky mare  ;D

the cake was extremely good.  out of this world, actually.  for which i am grateful :)

i will endeavour to get the recipe off my friend, for both of us, sal@mander, and will let you know when i have it.

Sounds good to me too if willing to share! :)
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Post by: pacifique on Jul 07, 2011, 12:36:29 AM
i am so grateful i finally got time in my schedule to start working out again!
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Post by: outOforder on Jul 07, 2011, 12:40:08 AM
Me. I'm talking more than I have since I was a young one and finding my way in the world at last. The only thing is, I think sometimes I'm talking too much.  ;D
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 07, 2011, 05:07:29 PM
I am grateful to the young and enthusiastic music teacher who gave up her lunch hours for weeks on end to teach me how to pass Grade V Theory after her colleague dismissed my interest.

She also gave up her free time several evenings a week for a term or so, so that we could do a musical instead of a play when it came to the turn of my boarding house members to amuse the entire school for an afternoon. All hail Jean Wagner, 8) wherever she may be. She enhanced my enjoyment of music many times over.
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Post by: cariad1 on Jul 09, 2011, 11:15:20 PM
I am grateful to the young and enthusiastic music teacher who gave up her lunch hours for weeks on end to teach me how to pass Grade V Theory after her colleague dismissed my interest.


Excellent! Grade V Theory is a bugger but if you want to get to Grade VI practical you have to do it *shudders*.

I'm grateful that I was able to score a couple of last minute tickets to the "Summer Sounds" concert tomorrow; it is the end of year showcase for a group of highly talented young musicians (including my son), and is the perfect birthday present for my Mum.
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Post by: pacifique on Jul 15, 2011, 08:15:38 PM
I am grateful for the quick, efficient and pleasant service at holborn post office for my urgent biometric testing.....compared to one hour of wait at earls court branch and got no where.
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Post by: Silverback on Jul 15, 2011, 10:38:53 PM
I went to a day centre that supports deafblind people and it really made me think - not only am i grateful for my sight and hearing but also for all the people out there who spend a lot of their time helping people- people aren't so bad  :)
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Post by: Guineapig on Jul 15, 2011, 10:42:09 PM
Sun, walks in the country, a VERY lovable Irish Setter, lots of nice food, much sleep and family.
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Jul 16, 2011, 01:09:22 AM
Gawd, free range guinea pigs!  :P
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Post by: Guineapig on Jul 16, 2011, 08:33:47 AM
Gawd, free range guinea pigs!  :P
>:(
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Post by: Harlequin on Jul 16, 2011, 11:33:58 AM
I am grateful for Clik Sargent (http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/).

My 10 year old nephew has just been diagnosed with bone cancer and they have helped SO much to slightly ease things for him and my dear sister.
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Post by: kate b on Jul 16, 2011, 12:40:30 PM
^ I am so, so sorry to hear that, Bec.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 16, 2011, 01:09:45 PM
Oh, Bec, that is such sad, sad news.
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Post by: Harlequin on Jul 16, 2011, 02:49:44 PM
 :-\ It's been so terribly shocking. My sister only noticed the bump on his knee 3 weeks ago and it's more than quadrupled in size since then. He has just had his first round of chemotherapy - he has to have six lots, each lasting 5 weeks. Everyone's lives are turned upside down.  Poor darling boy.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jul 16, 2011, 06:54:13 PM
I am so sorry to read that Bec, this sounds like a very worrying time for all those close to him.  I hope his treatment goes gently for him.

BTW I have heard of that organisation - they are an amazingly brilliant source of support and information, I am glad your family are in touch with them.
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Post by: skream on Jul 16, 2011, 07:02:57 PM
my friends - both old, and new.
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Post by: slapntickle on Jul 17, 2011, 06:08:48 PM
eBay
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Post by: Skyler on Jul 17, 2011, 06:44:21 PM
:-\ It's been so terribly shocking. My sister only noticed the bump on his knee 3 weeks ago and it's more than quadrupled in size since then. He has just had his first round of chemotherapy - he has to have six lots, each lasting 5 weeks. Everyone's lives are turned upside down.  Poor darling boy.

I'm very sorry to hear that Bec. I hope the chemo is not utterly gruelling all of the time for him/them/you all.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jul 17, 2011, 07:48:47 PM
Many things, but especially the tiny, tiny Edelweiss seedlings and the String of Hearts new shoots, that I potted up today.
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Post by: Vagabond on Jul 17, 2011, 08:37:52 PM
The rain today, as it kept me mostly indoors.
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Post by: tofu on Jul 17, 2011, 08:58:40 PM
harry potter
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jul 17, 2011, 09:39:48 PM
the hotel room i booked in Bristol. would not have made it home today if i had slept in the car.
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Post by: doodle1971 on Jul 17, 2011, 11:16:20 PM
that very nice man who so cheerfully spent an hour rodding the drains tonight and made sure it was done properly so that the elderly neighbour who it most affected was ok. Some people are just lovely.
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Post by: ScarletBea on Jul 18, 2011, 11:15:14 AM
being home
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Post by: valerie on Jul 18, 2011, 11:59:47 AM
The fact that it is cool & has been cool the majority of the time,{all but 2 days}, that i have been here. I promise to contact the weather goddess on Friday and humbly implore her to give you the sun and warmer weather again. These teens/low-mid 20's have given me comfortable time away from 33+ degrees that i will know now &  throughout the month of September
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Post by: pacifique on Jul 21, 2011, 12:47:12 AM
I am grateful I found a very tasteful looking lesbian house share to go have a look tomorrow.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 21, 2011, 07:11:23 PM
For the friendships and love in my life, and especially my cats.
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Post by: maybee on Jul 21, 2011, 09:49:35 PM
Cuddles with my little popsy  :)
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Post by: mobius on Jul 21, 2011, 10:04:45 PM
My ever-improving ability to get rid of 'stuff'. My house is getting emptier, my brain is getting clearer. This is cooler than I ever thought it could be!!
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Post by: missmarple on Jul 21, 2011, 10:19:54 PM
no more kiddies
and no more nursery lunches ever
yeah
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Post by: outOforder on Jul 21, 2011, 10:44:43 PM
being in a position to be there for her. just that.
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Post by: Otis on Jul 22, 2011, 10:30:53 AM
I'm grateful for my home, my job and my health.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jul 22, 2011, 11:18:47 AM
^ all of that.
I'm also very grateful for the sun, my hard won and increasingly good family set up, the birthday present/contribution to my business that I know they are getting for me...... and the prospect of 3 days spent in the company of my nephews and nieces.

Apparently they are very excited at the prospect of learning how to do cartwheels and handstands  ;D
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Jul 22, 2011, 12:22:23 PM
That all the biscuits are gone. Yesterday I had three chocolate biscuits and then didn't feel very well. I think there might be some sort of correlation.
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Post by: tofu on Jul 23, 2011, 12:32:37 PM
that i haven't vomited for 20 hours  :)
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Post by: smiling on Jul 23, 2011, 11:18:45 PM
that i didn't get rained on. it was lovely and cool and a bit of sun. but no rain! :)
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Post by: Guineapig on Jul 23, 2011, 11:32:23 PM
that i haven't vomited for 20 hours  :)
Blimey.
Well, in that case, I've grateful for that, on your behalf!

Have you been very ill?
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Post by: tofu on Jul 23, 2011, 11:38:29 PM
^^^ a touch of food poisoning from a work related thing...poorly since thursday night, but on the mend now and i've managed a little bit of toast too, thank you guineapig
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Post by: valerie on Jul 24, 2011, 02:26:17 PM
women & having venues to be with them,socialize, dance,etal.  I do not know if these were available  100 years ago,but they sure are now ;D 8) :-* :)
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Post by: laraC on Jul 24, 2011, 02:28:13 PM
Todays sunshine and blue sky
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Post by: PushingThru on Jul 24, 2011, 06:50:52 PM
Pretty much everything. Stability, friendship, home, family.  Feel so lucky :)
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Post by: Vagabond on Jul 24, 2011, 07:23:30 PM
That this annoying cold is on its way out of my body..another 24hrs rumbling round my chest should do it. Begone!!
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Post by: slapntickle on Jul 24, 2011, 07:32:41 PM
Todays sunshine and blue sky

Me too. It's been a long time coming.
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Post by: tofu on Jul 24, 2011, 07:52:56 PM
2 cups of coffee made for me  :)
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Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Jul 24, 2011, 08:08:44 PM
Fresh, clean, cold drinking water, sunshine and friends.  :D 8)
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Post by: Tak on Jul 24, 2011, 09:30:02 PM
My friend told me this evening that the pooch is all better and looks to be completely pain free from his arthritis, which a few weeks ago had him struggling to stand up or manage the stairs. So I am grateful for anti-inflammatories and that the pooch is feeling better. Oh and gratefull that Skype exists so I could see the pooch bouncing around the room with his toys, the definition of a twelve year old puppy that one!.
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Jul 24, 2011, 10:05:04 PM
^

I wonder if he's on the magic that is Metacam. It gave my old German Shepherd a new lease of life in her last few years. Expensive stuff but worth every penny  :)
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Post by: Empress Delilah on Jul 24, 2011, 10:20:43 PM
Big cuddles with my dog
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Post by: Tak on Jul 24, 2011, 11:01:43 PM
^

I wonder if he's on the magic that is Metacam. It gave my old German Shepherd a new lease of life in her last few years. Expensive stuff but worth every penny  :)

Yes that's the stuff, it does seem to have worked wonders. I guess just like people being in pain makes you feel down as well as uncomfy, so it was wonderful to see him looking so happy again. Nice to hear it was helpful for your girl too.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jul 25, 2011, 11:46:42 AM
Having amazing friends in my life to celebrate my birthday with  ;D
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Post by: valerie on Jul 26, 2011, 01:27:46 PM
Having amazing friends in my life to celebrate my birthday with  ;D
wish i was there to get you a drink :)
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jul 26, 2011, 02:51:53 PM
^ me too Val, you are awesome!
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Post by: Otis on Jul 26, 2011, 10:35:23 PM
Karma.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jul 27, 2011, 12:22:32 AM
understanding
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Post by: Max71 on Jul 27, 2011, 12:36:24 AM
Just for today, and especially over the last few days, I am grateful for the years I have spent 'not being dirty'
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Post by: Kelsy on Jul 27, 2011, 11:17:59 PM
Not having to have facial surgery today, the fact that they let me home from hospital, and have been told that i get 2 weeks to prep for surgery  ;D

Small things please small minds .... Greatful for the little things, even though i HAVE to have the surgery in 2 weeks  :'(
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jul 30, 2011, 11:52:07 AM
My friends, a good life in general at the moment and that the sun is coming through now.  :D
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Post by: valerie on Jul 30, 2011, 03:44:08 PM
my friends, a good life at the moment,and hoping that the sun will be covered by some clouds...July>October...guaranteed torrid zone. Clouds, those nebulous ghosts, become the Floridian's friends
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Post by: Sal@mander on Jul 30, 2011, 04:33:01 PM
My lovely clean house.
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Post by: smiling on Jul 30, 2011, 04:51:27 PM
long talks with friends.
today especially the lovely friend i co-parent with. :)
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Jul 30, 2011, 05:07:06 PM
My family. Especially my sister who told me about and took me to see independent film Back to Black at Green Caranation on Wednesday.
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Post by: wu wei on Jul 30, 2011, 06:00:57 PM
Today I'm especially grateful for anaesthetic.
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Post by: pacifique on Jul 30, 2011, 09:35:39 PM
silly banter with sweet friends!
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Post by: pacifique on Aug 01, 2011, 08:15:00 AM
That I get to live in london - a city with endless possibilities!
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Post by: heronhouse on Aug 01, 2011, 10:16:04 AM
Friends.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Aug 01, 2011, 11:44:39 AM
My lovely girlfriend, the lovely weekend we just had and the prospect of another one in just a few days!
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Aug 05, 2011, 04:46:46 PM
A kind and caring neighbour  :)
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Post by: jinnx on Aug 05, 2011, 06:18:46 PM
For the fact that I don't have a headache.  Yet.
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Post by: forget-me-not on Aug 05, 2011, 07:00:41 PM
gingerbeer
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Post by: Feline_dot on Aug 05, 2011, 07:48:21 PM
For there being at least one person who can pretty much always make me laugh. Anytime, anywhere. That's a rare thing.

Friends are precious.
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Post by: Harlequin on Aug 05, 2011, 07:50:56 PM
The Apple Store, Covent Garden.
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Post by: Vagabond on Aug 05, 2011, 07:54:23 PM
My legs.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 05, 2011, 09:29:42 PM
My pain eventually wearing off as it seems.  :D

And my brand new UK driving licence. Was a bit melancholic that I had to give away my good old German licence for that but at least I'm not driving illegally in this country.
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Post by: valerie on Aug 05, 2011, 09:31:10 PM
Happy Hour is imminent& this time with my colleagues which is equally cool!
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Post by: forget-me-not on Aug 05, 2011, 09:43:54 PM
Friends are precious.

they really are, aren't they.  and that's what i came in here to say: i am feeling mighty grateful for (and appreciative of) my friends right now.

bless their cotton & lycra mix socks.
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Post by: Guineapig on Aug 05, 2011, 10:30:54 PM
An HTC Desire! :D
I get it on Monday!
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Aug 05, 2011, 10:35:44 PM
the NHS *cuddles lovingly*
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Post by: heronhouse on Aug 06, 2011, 06:08:14 AM
Septrin...(for my pet rat!)
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Post by: pacifique on Aug 07, 2011, 05:01:24 AM
bed buddies! :)
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Post by: ScarletBea on Aug 07, 2011, 12:01:53 PM
My sister, my brother in law and my unborn niece/nephew, and my friends.
 :-*
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Post by: lightning star on Aug 08, 2011, 10:19:36 PM
Knowing that I got the chance to hold my girlfriend in my arms to this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgXzChwipY/) while Morrissey sang it live in front of us. A moment I'll always treasure <happy smile>
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Post by: Guineapig on Aug 08, 2011, 11:27:52 PM
Knowing that I got the chance to hold my girlfriend in my arms to this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgXzChwipY/) while Morrissey sang it live in front of us. A moment I'll always treasure <happy smile>
Brixton Academy, last night?  ;D
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Post by: TheCJ on Aug 08, 2011, 11:31:10 PM
That all of you are safe! (I hope :) )
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Post by: lightning star on Aug 08, 2011, 11:36:54 PM
Knowing that I got the chance to hold my girlfriend in my arms to this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgXzChwipY/) while Morrissey sang it live in front of us. A moment I'll always treasure <happy smile>
Brixton Academy, last night?  ;D

^ Howdya guess? ;) About an hour or so later all the rioting malarkey kicked off, but until then I enjoyed a few happy hours in the land of Moz ;D
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 09, 2011, 12:07:08 PM
That my street was spared any looting or violence o far.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Aug 10, 2011, 03:26:35 PM
The dentist has time to see me this afternoon rather than having to wait a few days
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Post by: smiling on Aug 10, 2011, 11:35:16 PM
My pain eventually wearing off as it seems.  :D

And my brand new UK driving licence. Was a bit melancholic that I had to give away my good old German licence for that but at least I'm not driving illegally in this country.
;) i took a colour copy of my pink austrian license when i got the british one :)
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Post by: switch on Aug 11, 2011, 09:22:15 PM
nobody I know got hurt during the course of the riots
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Post by: valerie on Aug 12, 2011, 02:47:54 PM
Having a decent job to return to on Monday
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 12, 2011, 11:29:18 PM
Good food, a nice roof over my head, my lovely friends, my job - even if it is driving me bonkers at the moment...., that things in London are getting back to normal.
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Post by: Guineapig on Aug 13, 2011, 12:23:02 AM
^ all that, including the job/bonkers bit  ::)
Plus family and a nice dinner  :P
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Post by: pacifique on Aug 13, 2011, 06:00:39 AM
goodbyes - sometimes they are important....and knowing at least for one year this government won't again give me hassle regarding my immigration status.
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Post by: Empress Delilah on Aug 14, 2011, 04:13:26 PM
Karma
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Post by: Otis on Aug 14, 2011, 05:17:10 PM
Friends, my son, and *that* IKEA Allen key!
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Aug 14, 2011, 05:17:53 PM
That my neighbours' daughter, who is on life support, has made it through a whole week and is still fighting, and that my neighbours' new granddaughter seems to be making some progress too.  Hang in there, we're not ready lose you!
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Post by: two monkeys on Aug 14, 2011, 08:57:58 PM
Friends and family.
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Post by: lightning star on Aug 15, 2011, 09:31:38 PM
New series of Only Connect.



<------------sad.
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Post by: Invictus on Aug 20, 2011, 06:55:54 PM
I had an eye exam earlier this morning, and even though my eyesight is not once it once was, my eyes are structurally sound with no signs of disease.  I do need bifocals though --- ouch, but I am very grateful for my blessings.

I am also grateful for the life that I have.  I am relaxing on the sofa, MBA on lap, watching one of my new favorite TV shows: Dr. G: Medical Examiner, in an airy, spacious, air conditioned living room on a full tummy (it's a hot, humid, typical Florida summer day), so I am grateful that I am inside, with all my chores completed.  Yes, I have no complaints :)
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Aug 21, 2011, 12:44:11 AM
A weird and random day
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Post by: Chablis on Aug 21, 2011, 05:41:09 AM
Today I am gratful for all my lovley friends
 ;D
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Aug 21, 2011, 04:38:46 PM
..a day off tomorrow..now I can relax and get over Fridays hangover!
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Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Aug 21, 2011, 09:50:19 PM
My own space, my safe haven and not having to answer to anyone.
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Post by: smiling on Aug 22, 2011, 12:20:23 AM
for what life's giving me at the moment..... :)
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Post by: xsbaggage on Aug 22, 2011, 06:19:53 PM
I am grateful for not having a black eye, yeah, it hurts a bit but it could have been much worse
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 22, 2011, 10:30:13 PM
Having found a new GP with incredibly long opening hours and who suggested the form of diagnostics and treatment I was hoping for, yay!  :D
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Post by: Chablis on Aug 23, 2011, 09:34:26 AM
for my two sons who have accepted me for who I am :)
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Post by: Tonks on Aug 23, 2011, 12:51:58 PM
That the cat has finally conceded that the scratch post, scratch box and scratch mat are superior scratch victims than my sofa, curtains and bean bag  :D
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Aug 23, 2011, 12:54:18 PM
The fact that I am not the only person eating the massive bag of M&Ms. I look less of a greedy cunt when there are 3 people to blame for it's lightness. The fact that I've eaten most is neither here nor there as nobody can prove a thing.
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Post by: wu wei on Aug 30, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
My legs. 2.5 hours from Leytonstone to home. They are not that rusty.
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Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Aug 30, 2011, 09:20:43 PM
Banana ketchup.
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Post by: tsarchitect on Aug 30, 2011, 10:53:57 PM
I began my study in London today (from the U.S.)- I am grateful!
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Post by: Jenny Talia on Aug 31, 2011, 12:25:29 AM
That on the day I really start to panic about being disorganised, I found my perfect wedding shoes :D
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Post by: Sorted. on Aug 31, 2011, 09:06:24 AM
iPhones (this one at least) bounce.
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Post by: TheCJ on Aug 31, 2011, 10:19:04 AM
Gngerbeer!!
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Post by: Annabel_Lee on Aug 31, 2011, 11:33:43 AM
I began my study in London today (from the U.S.)- I am grateful!
Good luck and enjoy tsarchitect!
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Post by: Tak on Aug 31, 2011, 07:56:41 PM
Modern dentistry! I have a crown which is like a pretend tooth which is attached to a rod that is attached to a canal in my gum and it looks like a real tooth even though nothing about it is real, brilliant!. Also my very excellent dentist who said if I decided after a while of wearing my crown if I don't like the way it looks she will take it out and make another one, and I am grateful that the NHS has paid the majority of the cost for the treatment and crown.
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Post by: tsarchitect on Aug 31, 2011, 10:06:24 PM
I began my study in London today (from the U.S.)- I am grateful!
Good luck and enjoy tsarchitect!

Thank you Annabel_Lee!!!!  :D
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Post by: lightning star on Sep 01, 2011, 02:41:39 PM
A woman called Mary King who works at the Southbank Centre and is an utter legend.
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Post by: Guineapig on Sep 01, 2011, 03:10:24 PM
Work, teaching and sunshine.
Last night two entirely different sets of people decided it was appropriate to talk really, really loudly and play music, under my bedroom window at 2am'ish and then again at about 5am'ish. Why?
 ::)

I am poooooooped.

And if I didn't have work, teaching and sunshine, I might be feeling angry as well as tired.
 :)
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Sep 01, 2011, 03:16:25 PM
medical advancements. and my george.
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Post by: Chablis on Sep 04, 2011, 10:54:27 AM
for my friends and sons ;D
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 04, 2011, 02:06:56 PM
A good night's sleep and a home that I love.
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Post by: valerie on Sep 04, 2011, 02:10:58 PM
friends & sweethearts who i have been with all wknd & since it is a 3 day wknd, more to come! ;D 8) :-* :) ;) ;D
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Post by: trem96 on Sep 04, 2011, 09:41:02 PM
Hugs and smiles from my young nieces and nephew
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Post by: tofu on Sep 04, 2011, 11:22:25 PM
i ate my last homegrown tomato and it was lovely and filled me with a sense of pride and gratitude
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Post by: kate b on Sep 04, 2011, 11:31:00 PM
That there are three squeaky clean, brown-eyed boys asleep upstairs.     
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Sep 05, 2011, 04:02:08 PM
The start of the autumn term.  Survived the summer hols again.  Just
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Post by: valerie on Sep 05, 2011, 09:55:49 PM
^ may your life be filled with many friends and sweethearts.  ;D :-* 8)
thank you,Mandy. May your life be filled with many friends snd forever the sweetheart whom you already embrace & cherish
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Post by: two monkeys on Sep 06, 2011, 08:49:26 PM
The telephone. Indian restaurants.

And the ability to use both of the above to have dinner delivered to my door.
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Post by: pacifique on Sep 08, 2011, 09:10:28 PM
Adele! -  makes the daily commute much breezier with her voice in my ears!
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 08, 2011, 10:19:58 PM
My Tempur mattress.
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Post by: Feline_dot on Sep 09, 2011, 01:34:27 AM
My hot water bottle
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Post by: tofu on Sep 09, 2011, 01:55:35 AM
a lovely evening with my lovely friend and her lovely dog...oh and lovely beer too !
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Post by: Lolita on Sep 09, 2011, 07:51:52 PM
Finally getting to see PJ Harvey last night. She was amazing.
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Post by: Guineapig on Sep 09, 2011, 10:17:24 PM
A second bike and a bike shop to securely acommodate the others.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Sep 09, 2011, 11:14:58 PM
The beginning of my holiday and two mild, wonderful evenings in a row that allowed for long, refreshing walks.
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Post by: pacifique on Sep 09, 2011, 11:23:26 PM
that I have gotten back the motivation to get back to the gym...love the after effects.
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Post by: Chablis on Sep 10, 2011, 06:15:37 AM
my good health :)
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 10, 2011, 06:22:51 AM
An hour or two happy catching up with a good friend over pastries and tea.
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Post by: sealion on Sep 10, 2011, 09:02:19 AM
An ensuite bathroom with a real bath while staying away from home
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Post by: valerie on Sep 11, 2011, 12:47:14 PM
food,shelter,clothing and peace of mind
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Post by: Plush Velociraptor Cuddlekin on Sep 11, 2011, 08:26:35 PM
my wife
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Post by: outOforder on Sep 11, 2011, 10:02:07 PM
all the human support in an otherwise seemingly tragic world (right now)
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Post by: Rachael on Sep 11, 2011, 10:03:44 PM
(((oOo)))
 :-*
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Post by: pacifique on Sep 12, 2011, 01:50:03 AM
I am really grateful my landlady took my clothes in the house before it started raining today, I really need them for tomorrow.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Sep 12, 2011, 08:24:34 PM
getting back on the pitch if only for a short time... loved it!
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Post by: debspa on Sep 12, 2011, 09:31:24 PM
Managing to work outside for 8 hours without getting blown away  :D
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 12, 2011, 11:14:27 PM
A full stomach and a comfortable home.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Sep 15, 2011, 01:58:34 PM
I'm grateful to Commander Claypool who is going to accompany me to the Royal Free for my finger operation today. Thanks, mate! :)
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Post by: spearmint on Sep 15, 2011, 02:18:46 PM
That my laptop started working again last night (Goodness knows how).  Now I don't have to spend loads of money getting it repaired.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Sep 16, 2011, 03:36:15 PM
I'm even more grateful to the Commander for sticking around at the hospital as it all took a lot longer than I'd thought. You are a star, mate! :)
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Post by: Feline_dot on Sep 16, 2011, 05:08:27 PM
Coffee and the internet. A winning combination.
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Post by: Commander Clayp ool on Sep 16, 2011, 07:41:18 PM
I'm even more grateful to the Commander for sticking around at the hospital as it all took a lot longer than I'd thought. You are a star, mate! :)


Aw, mate - yannow, no probs, happy to help. You'd do the same for me (you better hope you would). I'll come and do the dishes, just leave 'em.
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Post by: valerie on Sep 17, 2011, 03:10:25 PM
The fact that a repairman whom I trust will be here soon.
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Post by: nicla on Sep 18, 2011, 06:32:02 AM
Analgesics.
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Post by: Chablis on Sep 18, 2011, 03:54:05 PM
good mates who are happy to be mates and dont try for more :)
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Post by: pacifique on Sep 19, 2011, 02:33:45 AM
Rizzoli & Isles weekend marathon.........fun!
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Post by: valerie on Sep 19, 2011, 03:11:42 AM
The Emmys!!!!
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Post by: trem96 on Sep 19, 2011, 07:04:50 AM
Family
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 19, 2011, 02:58:38 PM
The sunshine and pleasant breeze.
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Post by: MR_MUFF on Sep 19, 2011, 10:37:53 PM
that i managed to take a step back and breathe, or i may well have punched the boss and would now consequently have no job  :o
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Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Sep 19, 2011, 10:41:09 PM
Coffee.
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Post by: tofu on Sep 19, 2011, 10:44:08 PM
that the day is almost over
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 19, 2011, 10:48:49 PM
I'm getting Sky back again! Hurrah! I shall be so pleased when I get the record function back again on my Sky+ box...

Watching TV at a time that suits you, rather than whenever it's being shown, is something one gets used to terribly quickly. And losing it, after having got used to having that facility, is a daily irritation.
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Post by: MR_MUFF on Sep 20, 2011, 09:54:18 PM
I'm getting Sky back again! Hurrah! I shall be so pleased when I get the record function back again on my Sky+ box...

Watching TV at a time that suits you, rather than whenever it's being shown, is something one gets used to terribly quickly. And losing it, after having got used to having that facility, is a daily irritation.


i <3 my sky + sal, dont know if i could live without it  :(
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Post by: MR_MUFF on Sep 20, 2011, 09:56:16 PM
post it notes, with incentives and messages of encouragement written on them
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Post by: nicla on Sep 21, 2011, 12:25:35 AM
That it's not 1 month ago. That it's not 6 months ago. That, crucially, it's not 1 year ago.

God.

Thankyou, life. Keep going in the same direction, please. There's a good distance to go, yet, but you've made a good start. (And thankyou, you, for all the help along the way. I might have been able to do it without you; but it would have been shit.  ;D  :-* )
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Sep 21, 2011, 12:31:53 AM
sticks. to poke people with.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Sep 21, 2011, 11:49:40 AM
my Uncle's social worker who is a diamond  :)
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Post by: BabyBoy on Sep 21, 2011, 01:45:02 PM
It's the Commander again. He came round to my flat and re-dressed my hands very carefully and neatly. I was helpless and could not have done it by myself. He'd make a lovely nurse, but I couldn't get him into the outfit and he drew the line at a *bed-bath. ;D

* which I really need as I'm still washing with baby wipes. :-X
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Post by: KerfuffleGoblin on Sep 21, 2011, 02:18:21 PM
My many, many jaffacake rolls. om nom nom. :-*
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Post by: Guineapig on Sep 21, 2011, 04:29:23 PM
Lesbian Apples (technicians)
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Post by: outOforder on Sep 21, 2011, 04:30:33 PM
I am an excellent apple dewormer. ;)
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Post by: Guineapig on Sep 21, 2011, 04:34:26 PM
Heh. I bet you are....
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Sep 21, 2011, 07:29:42 PM
Only having 8 yr 11's in a class of 30 on my first day back after illness, bliss!
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 21, 2011, 10:34:57 PM
I'm getting Sky back again! Hurrah! I shall be so pleased when I get the record function back again on my Sky+ box...

Watching TV at a time that suits you, rather than whenever it's being shown, is something one gets used to terribly quickly. And losing it, after having got used to having that facility, is a daily irritation.


i <3 my sky + sal, dont know if i could live without it  :(

It's amazing what you can live without if you haven't got the money to pay for it, LOL!  ;) It's also quite a funny thing looking at what we think of as essentials to modern living compared to when I was growing up. Most places didn't have central heating as I was growing up.

Fortunately, I now have got the money for Sky so I can have it back again. Hurrah! It's the facility to pause live television that I miss most - oh, and being able to record things overnight without the Sky+ box switching itself off and recording a blank screen...
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Post by: Mutley on Sep 23, 2011, 02:51:16 PM
I'm grateful for today being Friday...thank you day  :D
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Post by: skream on Sep 23, 2011, 03:00:10 PM
work, a woman and bats.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 23, 2011, 08:31:24 PM
So many things. The whole thing, really.
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Post by: Caz2011 on Sep 23, 2011, 09:02:44 PM
Being back in the warmth of home
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Post by: pacifique on Sep 24, 2011, 03:16:22 AM
of the knowledge that even though it feels terrible today, it too shall pass...it always does!
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Post by: animalnitrate on Sep 24, 2011, 10:28:01 AM
Grapes in bed. I feel like a Roman emperor or something similarly luxurious.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 24, 2011, 05:15:35 PM
Doughnuts.
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Post by: Quack on Sep 24, 2011, 06:27:26 PM
The gardener who has done a very impressive job today.
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Post by: Old Brock on Sep 24, 2011, 06:28:39 PM
^ I think he could bend space/time. Surely that's the only way to have got it all done in a day?
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Post by: smiling on Sep 24, 2011, 06:30:07 PM
^^^ oh....so is it all gone now?
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Post by: Quack on Sep 24, 2011, 07:09:05 PM
He basically cleared everything (weeds, mowed the lawn, cut back trees out front etc) but left all the fruit and veg and the plants that you and Brock planted. :)
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Post by: Old Brock on Sep 24, 2011, 07:10:33 PM
It wasn't actually me that did much of the planting, if I am honest about it. My role was more tea-maker and overseer.
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Post by: Meryl Streep Fan Club on Sep 24, 2011, 07:15:17 PM
Three goals!  :D
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Post by: smiling on Sep 24, 2011, 07:30:10 PM
It wasn't actually me that did much of the planting, if I am honest about it. My role was more tea-maker and overseer.

:-D the veg are still there! did they actually grow any fruit/vegetables?

and @Old Brock: you were also the hairdresser ;)
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Post by: Old Brock on Sep 24, 2011, 07:31:37 PM
There are some green tomatoes still on the plants. The odd strawberry, raspberry and blueberry. That's all I think.
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Post by: Quack on Sep 24, 2011, 07:34:00 PM
But we can actually see them now so maybe some more will appear?  :)
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Post by: smiling on Sep 24, 2011, 07:35:03 PM
oh...were there any RIPE tomatoes? or was it too cold again this year and not enough sunshine....? and what about all the onions and leeks and stuff? did you harvest some things or did the animals all eat that?
 :P
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Post by: Guineapig on Sep 24, 2011, 07:37:37 PM
You can make chutney out of green tomatoes.
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Post by: smiling on Sep 24, 2011, 07:38:43 PM
But we can actually see them now so maybe some more will appear?  :)

end of september might be a little late ;)

and chutney out of two or three tomatoes...small portion ;)
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Post by: Guineapig on Sep 24, 2011, 07:41:20 PM
Nice things come in small packages, as my Nan (who is small) is fond of saying.

I am grateful for the massage I have booked (and have had gifted to me), for my beautiful touring bike, for M&S Mozzarella & Casalinga Tomatoes, for a glass of red wine and for a piping hot shower.
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Post by: Quack on Sep 24, 2011, 07:45:18 PM
But we can actually see them now so maybe some more will appear?  :)

end of september might be a little late ;)

Oh maybe next year then?

<<<rubbish at gardening - hence the reason for hiring a gardener!

<I'm not sure I'd know what to harvest because I wouldn't even know which ones are leeks, onions or anything else! I'd probably end up trying to eat weeds! :-[ >
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Post by: smiling on Sep 24, 2011, 07:51:48 PM
the onions and leeks were in the left hand side bed - all over that. and onions and leeks would have the veggie bits under the soil, so yyouwould have to dig them out.
 the other one ended up just having flowers anyway, because the cats used it  :-X but i guess that also killed the flowers off  ;D
there was also a grow bag (one of the plastic round ones) with potatoes. you would have to dig for them too. it was the one closest to the rain butt

:)
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Post by: Snowleopard on Sep 24, 2011, 07:55:49 PM
The sun shining.
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Post by: animalnitrate on Sep 24, 2011, 09:26:54 PM
Three goals!  :D

:D :D :D

Nice things come in small packages, as my Nan (who is small) is fond of saying.

I am grateful for the massage I have booked (and have had gifted to me), for my beautiful touring bike, for M&S Mozzarella & Casalinga Tomatoes, for a glass of red wine and for a piping hot shower.

These are all exceedingly nice things. :)
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Post by: valerie on Sep 24, 2011, 10:32:44 PM
travel shows. i am in Turkey
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 25, 2011, 01:14:38 AM
the onions and leeks were in the left hand side bed - all over that. and onions and leeks would have the veggie bits under the soil, so yyouwould have to dig them out.
 the other one ended up just having flowers anyway, because the cats used it  :-X but i guess that also killed the flowers off  ;D
there was also a grow bag (one of the plastic round ones) with potatoes. you would have to dig for them too. it was the one closest to the rain butt

:)

When I read stuff like that, or people posting about lovely meals they've made with veg they grew themselves, for a moment I get a hankering after a girlfriend with green fingers. One day it would be lovely to live with someone who cared enough about these things that she would make me a herb garden. And some flowerbeds maybe, nothing too ambitious. But something I could go into the garden and look at while nursing a morning cup of tea.

It's a shame I'm too lazy to learn how to do these things for myself, really.  :-\
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Post by: MR_MUFF on Sep 25, 2011, 01:20:12 AM
the onions and leeks were in the left hand side bed - all over that. and onions and leeks would have the veggie bits under the soil, so yyouwould have to dig them out.
 the other one ended up just having flowers anyway, because the cats used it  :-X but i guess that also killed the flowers off  ;D
there was also a grow bag (one of the plastic round ones) with potatoes. you would have to dig for them too. it was the one closest to the rain butt

:)

When I read stuff like that, or people posting about lovely meals they've made with veg they grew themselves, for a moment I get a hankering after a girlfriend with green fingers. One day it would be lovely to live with someone who cared enough about these things that she would make me a herb garden. And some flowerbeds maybe, nothing too ambitious. But something I could go into the garden and look at while nursing a morning cup of tea.

It's a shame I'm too lazy to learn how to do these things for myself, really.  :-\

if you offered instruction i would offer a helping hand, if only u lived closer  :o
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 25, 2011, 02:30:52 AM
If I offered you instruction, Mr Muff, then I should have to explain myself to your Mrs Muff!  ;)

(Thank you, though. It's a sweet thought.)  :-*
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Post by: valerie on Sep 25, 2011, 01:42:29 PM
my own coffee,better than any Starbucks, Neros, whatever.
It is a butter sctch coffee and I add cinnamon & hot chocolate...love it & it motivates me to move!
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Post by: smiling on Sep 25, 2011, 09:03:13 PM
coincidences, or serendipity...whatever you want to call it :)
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Post by: Max71 on Sep 25, 2011, 10:58:43 PM
I am grateful for the following

1. For having had some people in my life, for however long, who are amazing people

2. For having the health and the fitness to be able to go for a 40 mile bike ride through the beautiful Surrey countryside, today.

3. For Teen-Wolf
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Post by: kate b on Sep 26, 2011, 08:31:49 PM
The timely reminder that I was wise to walk away.
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Post by: Bored on Sep 27, 2011, 12:19:42 AM
i'm grateful that i have some really awesome friends who actually don't desert you when your chips are down
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Post by: Guineapig on Sep 27, 2011, 09:54:03 AM
I am grateful for the following

1. For having had some people in my life, for however long, who are amazing people

2. For having the health and the fitness to be able to go for a 40 mile bike ride through the beautiful Surrey countryside, today.

3. For Teen-Wolf

1. and 2. I don't have a teen wolf, but I do have a pint sized, bright red haired version of me.  :)
And the voice of calm reason - in for the long haul. Thank you.
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 27, 2011, 06:00:34 PM
Being able to rearrange a meeting without any hassle.
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Post by: outOforder on Sep 27, 2011, 07:27:18 PM
Fallen and colourful maple/sycamore leaves.

GB (the perfect distraction).


The potential I know lies within.
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Post by: Leka on Sep 29, 2011, 03:37:47 PM
I know I've said this on here before but I'm grateful for my mother. I would not be without her and would not have achieved this much without her love, help and support.
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Post by: bubblyangel on Sep 30, 2011, 10:02:05 PM
l am grateful for my family without them my life would be the pits  :)
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Post by: kiwigoddess on Sep 30, 2011, 10:12:01 PM
sigh... i'm grateful for being truly loved and not fucked about. ever. and that she's hawt.

(and plain chippies, some cold white wine and knowing there's chocolate there if i need it).
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Post by: Sal@mander on Sep 30, 2011, 10:22:11 PM
^ That's lovely.  :)

I'm grateful for my cats. They're such affectionate animals and take so little but give so much. I almost never feel lonely or bored with three such strong personalities in the house to interact with.
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Post by: trem96 on Oct 01, 2011, 12:02:52 AM
Family and memories - no one can take those from you
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Post by: Guineapig on Oct 01, 2011, 10:10:01 AM
I am grateful for the free posh organic food I get at the bike shop and the fact that some of it is about to be my breakfast.
*nom*

I am also extremely grateful for the massage that I will have tomorrow, the sunshine and the fact that I get to hang with friends in it.
*sigh*
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Post by: Marmite_on_toast on Oct 01, 2011, 04:23:08 PM
My garden. I'm so lucky to have a bit of my own green space in London. Just had a yummy pepperoni, salad and coleslaw sarnie and a pear out here, pootling on the Internet for a bit, then reading some more of my book, whilst admiring the warmth on my skin, watching the animals play, butterflies and intermittently waving and chatting to the grandchildren of next door. Happy days.  :D 8)

Of course this is all before the madness of having a house full of young women who will be coming over to watch Jesssie J on X Factor later on. But even that I'm grateful for today, despite not usually watching such drivel because they make me laugh! Plus they'll be full of tales of their mooch around Camden earlier.  :D
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Post by: pansygirl on Oct 05, 2011, 08:49:56 PM
Balcony bras :-X
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Post by: lightning star on Oct 06, 2011, 06:53:23 PM
Good friends :)
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Post by: Sal@mander on Oct 06, 2011, 07:15:02 PM
Lovely people. Not very many people, but very lovely nonetheless. They make a very pleasant change now and then from very lovely cats.
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Post by: smiling on Oct 06, 2011, 11:27:28 PM
needles, threads and fabrics and skills to go with them :) :)
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Post by: CT1 on Oct 07, 2011, 02:30:38 AM
BREATHING  
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Post by: Reflect39 on Oct 12, 2011, 12:17:54 AM
I've had a blessed day  ;D.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 12, 2011, 01:27:07 AM
grateful for the options ahead of me
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Post by: Karen521 on Oct 12, 2011, 01:31:33 AM
my family, guitar, and miso soup
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Post by: valerie on Oct 12, 2011, 01:36:53 AM
a great job
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Oct 12, 2011, 01:52:27 AM
My daughter-in-law :)
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Post by: trem96 on Oct 12, 2011, 07:48:31 AM
Memories
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Post by: Chablis on Oct 12, 2011, 02:56:30 PM
My mum she's been brilliant this week 
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Post by: Sal@mander on Oct 12, 2011, 05:56:50 PM
I've had a blessed day  ;D.

I'm happy to see that.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Oct 12, 2011, 10:33:49 PM
half term soon!!!
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Post by: Reflect39 on Oct 13, 2011, 12:12:35 AM
I've had a blessed day  ;D.

I'm happy to see that.
;D
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Post by: trem96 on Oct 13, 2011, 06:28:32 PM
Cat cuddles
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Post by: slapntickle on Oct 13, 2011, 08:55:00 PM
I am very grateful that my blisters are starting to heal.
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Post by: CT1 on Oct 14, 2011, 06:44:39 AM
The three seconds  when I thought my friend was sending me a facebook message.

They were so precious, then I remembered, she died last Sunday, It freaked me out, it was her husband sorting out her facebook.

I am also grateful that I was able to talk to him about her and share some beautiful memories.
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Post by: Cheeky78 on Oct 22, 2011, 06:44:49 AM
Use my location on google maps.......   ::)
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Post by: valerie on Oct 22, 2011, 02:26:51 PM
change of seasons
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Post by: Guineapig on Oct 22, 2011, 07:25:26 PM
Many, many things -
work and the bike building (actually spent most of the day in the workshop rather than in the shop on account of my cold making me talk like a frog),
new teaching posts (I had confirmation from 2 places yesterday/today),
my family coming to visit tomorrow,
the weather,
my practice,
friends and the night I had last night (lovely conversations with lovely people - Rachael, Top O Rock, Snow Leopard, Tozz n'the missus, Blythe, SBS organizers - I*** - you are fab!)
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Post by: Sal@mander on Oct 22, 2011, 07:54:38 PM
The roof over my head.
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Post by: trem96 on Oct 22, 2011, 08:44:12 PM
A nice chilled bottle of rosė in the fridge
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Oct 22, 2011, 11:01:28 PM
A few days late on this, but got some really great news re my job. Very grateful for that :)
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Oct 24, 2011, 11:50:54 AM
Friends and my ability to deal with crap! Things have been pretty awful recently for me and i have had fantastic friends that have reminded me of who i am. I feel great now and back to my usual self, so thanks to those who have supported me over the last few weeks.
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Post by: Caz2011 on Oct 24, 2011, 12:21:23 PM
Silence, my yoga mat, the feeling that I have holding my son's hand.
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Post by: Leka on Oct 24, 2011, 06:24:35 PM
Wonderful friends. They make everything better.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 24, 2011, 11:37:59 PM
the consequences of Friday happy hours,one way or the other
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Post by: Guineapig on Oct 24, 2011, 11:50:44 PM
The fact that the bike shop didn't hassle me about not being able to come in today.
I think the workshop manager got a shock when he realised he wasn't on a hoax call but it was me, with laryngitis, trying to call in sick  ::)
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Post by: pacifique on Oct 25, 2011, 05:29:18 AM
grateful for access to really good books and that I am getting ample time to find a suitable new place.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 25, 2011, 12:18:07 PM
friends,company, activity, good health
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Post by: Sal@mander on Oct 25, 2011, 04:16:31 PM
Not needing to leave the house (while the rain is pouring down) because I have everything I need right here.
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Post by: Chablis on Oct 25, 2011, 08:39:57 PM
Antibiotics
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Post by: PushingThru on Oct 26, 2011, 07:36:26 PM
Today, with the bugs doing the rounds, I am grateful for not being ill   :)
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Post by: Caz2011 on Oct 26, 2011, 08:26:13 PM
Her
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Post by: Sal@mander on Oct 27, 2011, 11:03:25 AM
Being up and moving towards functional before midday.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Oct 27, 2011, 01:22:34 PM
half term still. couldnt have gone in today, ankle still bad.
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Post by: H I M on Oct 27, 2011, 10:53:11 PM
The ability to read (visual & mental ability to do so) ... Loving the book "Inside Steve's Brain" :) right now.
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Post by: Snowball2 on Oct 27, 2011, 11:32:21 PM
My car at the station car park. All on her own. Waiting patiently for me. (I do realise that the projection of human emotions onto inanimate objects is as barmy as a bottle of biscuits but still....it was nice).
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Post by: Chablis on Oct 28, 2011, 07:01:58 AM
My health  :)
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Oct 29, 2011, 08:38:04 AM
My mother. Today and always  :)
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Post by: Max71 on Oct 29, 2011, 09:24:16 AM
That I have triathlon training to look after me
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Post by: MR_MUFF on Oct 29, 2011, 09:58:57 AM
that i am actually alive, things may be bad right now but the outlook is sunny  :)
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Post by: Max71 on Oct 29, 2011, 12:03:03 PM
That I have my health and my own space away from the world
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Post by: dreamer17 on Oct 29, 2011, 03:32:40 PM
My health and my music :)
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Post by: Sal@mander on Oct 29, 2011, 07:16:30 PM
My cats. Each one of the three of them. They're fabulous, so beautiful to look at.  :D
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Post by: UB on Oct 29, 2011, 09:06:54 PM
That I took enough from a year's worth of CBT to be able to ninja kick the bad times and not do the sinking thing that I used to do.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 29, 2011, 09:52:05 PM
beauty of nature
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Oct 29, 2011, 09:53:48 PM
That I understand that I must be responsible for my own happiness. :)
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Oct 29, 2011, 10:04:24 PM
Having had a day to myself  - and ice cream.
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Post by: Guineapig on Oct 29, 2011, 10:16:20 PM
^ there was a story on The Today Program this morning about camel ice cream.
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Post by: Chablis on Oct 29, 2011, 10:29:38 PM
My youngest son told me today, that he had the most amazing childhood and I did it on my own :)
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Oct 29, 2011, 10:44:49 PM
^ there was a story on The Today Program this morning about camel ice cream.

Not sure I'd fancy that  :-\
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Post by: outOforder on Oct 29, 2011, 10:46:56 PM
Potential new beginnings and my imagination.
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Post by: Guineapig on Oct 29, 2011, 11:06:58 PM
^ there was a story on The Today Program this morning about camel ice cream.

Not sure I'd fancy that  :-\
Gave me the hump.
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Post by: lightning star on Oct 30, 2011, 06:52:25 PM
For the kindness of everyone at the Camberwell ME group - what a lovely group of people :D
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Nov 01, 2011, 11:09:30 AM
My sister  :)
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Post by: PiercedOff on Nov 01, 2011, 01:01:26 PM
Being able to help a lady read for the first time in two years. Sometimes just one person can make an entire week ok.
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Post by: Chablis on Nov 01, 2011, 01:19:02 PM
The staff who are prepared to change and see what in trying to do  :)
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Post by: MR_MUFF on Nov 01, 2011, 10:43:09 PM
a hand on my shoulder, a sympathetic smile and a listening ear  ;D
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Post by: Max71 on Nov 01, 2011, 11:56:44 PM
Having brought some beautiful people into my son's life.
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Post by: pacifique on Nov 02, 2011, 12:10:33 AM
For having such a relaxed atmosphere in the house, especially on the day i really need it.
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Post by: Evelet on Nov 02, 2011, 12:42:49 AM
That my gynae appointment has been and gone
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Post by: Chablis on Nov 02, 2011, 02:28:47 PM
my health :)
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Post by: ObÚlix on Nov 02, 2011, 06:19:05 PM
Coffee. And being able to eat and not feel sick. (I hope. *counts hours*)
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Post by: Skyler on Nov 02, 2011, 11:16:39 PM
Seeing two young men holding hands in a not very nice part of town.

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Post by: dreamer17 on Nov 03, 2011, 12:52:16 AM
grateful that I didn't break any bones (i think!)
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Post by: bingbong on Nov 03, 2011, 12:59:05 AM
The smile a woman gave back to me after I smiles at her, just because I could
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Post by: Sal@mander on Nov 03, 2011, 10:59:25 PM
My painkillers.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Nov 03, 2011, 11:18:50 PM
Terry, the maintenance man.   :)
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Post by: bingbong on Nov 04, 2011, 12:58:10 AM
A little person who has just turned 5  :D who gives fabulous hugs.
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Post by: Leka on Nov 04, 2011, 01:43:09 PM
How lovely, friendly and understanding the building manager is.
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Post by: Jett on Nov 04, 2011, 02:34:35 PM
K answered the phone and not S. Phew!
(Slightly scared of S...)
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Post by: slapntickle on Nov 04, 2011, 07:54:02 PM
I made a real breakthrough at work today with a thorny, knotty problem I've been struggling with  :)
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Nov 04, 2011, 11:12:46 PM
My promotion :)
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Nov 05, 2011, 11:37:20 AM
^ congrats
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Post by: valerie on Nov 05, 2011, 11:59:53 AM
i am doing with 2 English professors to see the movie Anonymous later today. I am fascinated by all  the theories regarding Shakespeare and authorship
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Nov 05, 2011, 05:33:17 PM
^ congrats

Thanks DD
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Nov 05, 2011, 05:47:22 PM
weekends
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Post by: Sorted. on Nov 05, 2011, 07:56:49 PM
That I listened to my mother (for once) and got  this flat.  Richmond Park through the front door and Wimbledon Common through the back.  It's so beautiful at the moment with the trees and the colours.  I havent enjoyed Autumn so
much since I left Snowdonia for London.

Oh and today - I saw parrots and red deer - Bambi's dad!! Stunning.
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Post by: Blythe on Nov 05, 2011, 08:01:33 PM
That sounds lovely Sorted!

I like the view out of my kitchen window.
It's all gardens and from one angle you can see no roofs whatsoever and it's just a forest of trees of all colours.
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Nov 05, 2011, 08:08:04 PM
weekends

I second that  :)
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Post by: adarajames on Nov 06, 2011, 12:41:42 AM
That I listened to my mother (for once) and got  this flat.  Richmond Park through the front door and Wimbledon Common through the back.  It's so beautiful at the moment with the trees and the colours.  I havent enjoyed Autumn so
much since I left Snowdonia for London.

Oh and today - I saw parrots and red deer - Bambi's dad!! Stunning.

sounds fab! Would love to come spaniel walking with you, am considering spaniel for my next dog, but wondered how it goes with such an energtic dog in town? But guess you have the best of town with such big walking areas on your doorstep?!
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Post by: Damia on Nov 06, 2011, 11:23:25 AM
I'm grateful to have woken up in my own bed this morning, after a week away on business. 
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Post by: valerie on Nov 06, 2011, 12:24:15 PM
seafood tonight!
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Post by: Dizz on Nov 06, 2011, 08:44:03 PM
As much as i've thoroughly enjoyed the past week - i'm grateful for a night in, in my pyjamas, just slobbing around. :D
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Post by: Tak on Nov 06, 2011, 11:10:50 PM
My promotion :)

Hey! congratulations.
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Post by: pacifique on Nov 09, 2011, 02:21:30 AM
I am grateful that time is on my side at the moment and that people are being helpful, even though the solution has not yet arrived.
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Post by: wu wei on Nov 09, 2011, 09:48:06 AM
I'm so grateful for Berlusconi's resignations. And that he is not going to run in the next elections.
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Post by: valerie on Nov 09, 2011, 05:14:14 PM
that i am 3 hours away from departure...home sweet home
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Post by: forget-me-not on Nov 09, 2011, 08:01:17 PM
the staff at the blue cross mobile vet's clinic that visit hackney every wednesday to help people on benefits/low income take care of our pet's health.  in fact all the staff of the whole blue cross organisation and everybody who donates time or money to them.

they have supported me and my beloved Ruby dog for over 6 years now, spaying her, chipping her, vacinating her, and giving her checks whenever i am concerned.  today they gave me the test results on her lump and it is cancer.  they dealt with my tears and my panic graciously and with lots of information and reassurances.

thanks to them she will get the best treatment possible, in their victoria clinic next monday morning, and i will not have to raise thousands to fund it, i only need to cover the material costs to them of the operation.  i know they will do their best for her and that they are highly skilled professionals as well as lovely people.

every day around the country the blue cross helps skint people take care of our animals as well as finding good homes for animals who need them.  absolutely priceless, precious and important work for the humans and for the animals.

i am also grateful to all my friends who have offered support, including financial loans, to help me and Ruby get through this.

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Post by: Tak on Nov 09, 2011, 08:06:35 PM
Sorry to hear that forget-me-not, I will keep everything crossed for Ruby. I too have used the Blue Cross and RSPCA animal hospitals and the care and help they have provided for my pets over the years has always been amazing, so glad these places exist.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Nov 10, 2011, 11:17:36 PM
(((forget me not))) and ///Ruby\\\ (that's meant to be a stroke!)  Hope all goes well.

I am grateful for my friend who invited me to dinner, and when I said I was in a lot of pain having hurt my back and couldn't come, brought the dinner to me!  I feel very lucky!
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Post by: Leka on Nov 10, 2011, 11:37:27 PM
Today I'm grateful for true friendship.
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Post by: pacifique on Nov 11, 2011, 03:32:33 AM
Such a great meal with old friends and new connections!
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Post by: lightning star on Nov 12, 2011, 05:12:59 PM
The kettle drum players outside Brixton tube station today, playing their groovy tunes in the gloominess and frezzing cold - made me smile. What stars ;D
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Post by: heronhouse on Nov 12, 2011, 06:09:54 PM
New friends. :)
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Post by: dreamer17 on Nov 12, 2011, 07:10:11 PM
the baking for pudsey campaign  :)
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Post by: slapntickle on Nov 13, 2011, 08:04:44 PM
My girlfriend. My nephews. My home. Red wine. Chips. Rickie Lambert. In approximately that order.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Nov 13, 2011, 09:15:45 PM
Autumn sunshine, green fields, leaves in every shade of green, gold and brown.
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Post by: valerie on Nov 14, 2011, 02:12:05 AM
the internet...connecting with y'all.
  I could definitely handle a Harrod's lunch :) ^
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Post by: nicla on Nov 14, 2011, 03:31:30 AM
Central heating, over the counter druuuuugs, and radio 4. Modern life is aces.
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Post by: valerie on Nov 14, 2011, 12:08:54 PM
Central heating, over the counter druuuuugs, and radio 4. Modern life is aces.
oh my,i guess it's cold already there
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Post by: Guineapig on Nov 14, 2011, 12:18:54 PM
A very quiet bike shop.
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Post by: B.O.B. on Nov 14, 2011, 12:22:48 PM
Finding this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joi5YhlGNUs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joi5YhlGNUs)
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Post by: ~V~for~Vendetta~ on Nov 14, 2011, 11:58:31 PM
That cancellation at the Dr's
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Post by: valerie on Nov 15, 2011, 12:32:42 PM
 a crescendo of good health that i am experiencing...2011 saw a run down person.
Now i am up & running!
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Post by: Scully on Nov 15, 2011, 04:15:45 PM
I haven't got arthritis in my hip.

But if it isn't that - what is it?  :-\
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Post by: Kesstrel on Nov 15, 2011, 07:53:50 PM
We got through it. Our friends love us. And we got home in one piece. Other stuff is cr&ppy but we'll be ok in the end.
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Post by: Plush Velociraptor Cuddlekin on Nov 16, 2011, 06:26:18 PM
My wife
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Post by: Leka on Nov 16, 2011, 06:27:56 PM
That monkeys are not interested in mobile phones.

Don't count too much on that. And hide your keys.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Nov 16, 2011, 06:36:53 PM
Despite all my aches and pains, I am still physically strong enough to move furniture around (including lugging an armchair upstairs) all by myself! 
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Post by: valerie on Nov 16, 2011, 07:14:57 PM
my job.in general, i wish i was retired. Today it's fun to be here
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Post by: MaltLoaf on Nov 16, 2011, 08:25:25 PM
The kindness of strangers.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Nov 16, 2011, 08:26:17 PM
Distance
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Post by: ~V~for~Vendetta~ on Nov 17, 2011, 01:13:13 PM
My cats because no matter how moody or grumpy I am, they're always pleased to see me  :)
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Post by: slapntickle on Nov 17, 2011, 10:49:11 PM
I won a really good bottle of Rioja in a raffle at work today, for an investment of ú1 for a strip of tickets... result!  ;D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Nov 17, 2011, 11:27:08 PM
My pianist.  Our anniversary.
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Post by: nicla on Nov 18, 2011, 09:01:39 PM
Feeling nearly better. Rar. Cheers, lurgy/body.
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Post by: Caz2011 on Nov 19, 2011, 09:20:04 AM
A clear blue sky, a happy child and a loving woman (the fact that she is hundreds of miles away at the moment is a small detail)
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Post by: valerie on Nov 19, 2011, 01:21:20 PM
9 consecutive days without work,other than prep for Thanksgiving,but that's a pleasure
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Post by: Lolita on Nov 29, 2011, 09:35:32 PM
Finally getting my internet back. Woohoo!  :D
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Post by: white_sheep on Nov 30, 2011, 12:30:40 PM
Grateful for my lovely crazy family and my parents taking me to New York for Christmas. And even more grateful for my wonderful gir who never gives up on me no matter how hard i make it for her...
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Post by: animalnitrate on Nov 30, 2011, 09:14:43 PM
The end of the working day. Although by any measure it's been a very /good/ working day. But I didn't want any work at all.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 03, 2011, 11:17:12 PM
weekends
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Post by: PushingThru on Dec 04, 2011, 12:46:22 AM
Life, with all its troubles
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Post by: my sparkle instinct on Dec 04, 2011, 01:32:50 AM
vodka
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Post by: SteadyCat on Dec 04, 2011, 03:15:22 AM
My colonic therapist. Yes, I said it.
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Post by: Snowball2 on Dec 05, 2011, 12:05:33 PM
Puppy walked, bathed and snoring her head off downstairs to the Royal Philamonic  :)

Casserole cooked, fire lit and roaring  :)

Study blissfully tidy and quiet for a change  :)

Now no excuse not to get down to some work  :(.
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Post by: kate b on Dec 05, 2011, 12:19:41 PM

Casserole cooked, fire lit and roaring  :)

That's it: I'm gatecrashing.
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Post by: Snowball2 on Dec 05, 2011, 12:26:51 PM
/\

Lovely...I'll pick out all of the meat for you first, obviously  ;)

Actually for a change, it is all chunky veg and barley today.
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Post by: kate b on Dec 05, 2011, 12:36:31 PM
*hops in car*
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 05, 2011, 12:41:33 PM
My colonic therapist. Yes, I said it.
Ha! Say more!
*intrigued*
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Post by: Snowball2 on Dec 05, 2011, 12:42:14 PM
Removes embarassing Isle of Man t-towel from the radiator and quickly hoovers.
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Post by: spanky @ass on Dec 05, 2011, 02:15:10 PM
sunshine on a cold day. Improving health. Good news re my personal projects. All and all, uppity up!
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Post by: Caz2011 on Dec 05, 2011, 03:04:33 PM
My book by Audre Lorde finally arriving.  Simple things make me happy  :)
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Post by: wu wei on Dec 05, 2011, 11:08:36 PM
I'm grateful for my flatmate: she saw me almost faint in the kitchen and after I had recovered and had something to eat she made me an orange squeeze and gave me vitamins pills. I heart her.  :-*
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Post by: heronhouse on Dec 05, 2011, 11:15:01 PM
Panda's and snow in Edinburgh...two things that will make my return there a little easier to bear for now.
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 05, 2011, 11:50:23 PM
^ no pun intended, right  ;D
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Dec 06, 2011, 12:31:46 PM
My very helpful colleague who is willing to step in and cover a class for me! Phew.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Dec 06, 2011, 02:10:38 PM
Coming in to work, he supply was there before me planning her lessons. :) it's such a relief not to set cover this week. :)
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Post by: PiercedOff on Dec 06, 2011, 02:36:03 PM
The comfy chair I haven't left since 9am
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Post by: Caz2011 on Dec 06, 2011, 03:47:26 PM
That the storm has finally passed (metaphorically speaking)
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Post by: Druscilla Penny on Dec 06, 2011, 05:12:59 PM
my wooly gloves and scarf.
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Post by: debspa on Dec 06, 2011, 10:18:23 PM
That after turning my spare bedroom upside down over the last two evenings, I have located my paper part of my driving licence.  :D
I have to donate it to the police people so they can write numbers on it. I will also be donating another ú60  ::)
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 06, 2011, 10:29:35 PM
My niece, for keeping it real, and being a flash card.
Oh, and for a certain friend. Also for keeping it real and suggesting a flash card!
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Post by: Sorted. on Dec 07, 2011, 05:17:33 PM
Appreciative parents!

We took a delivery in the staffroom this arvo of a rather sparkly and magnficent espresso machine with a supply of caffeine and a subscription to The Espresso Club. 

It's from a group of parents - the note just says 'Here you go...Much deserved.. Thank You!
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 07, 2011, 05:50:19 PM
That. Is. Brilliant.
Fab, Sorted.  :D
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Post by: Sorted. on Dec 07, 2011, 07:17:19 PM
Ain't it just?   ;D
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Post by: Dizz on Dec 07, 2011, 07:34:35 PM
I'm very grateful to D. You're a star! :-*
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Post by: spanky @ass on Dec 08, 2011, 04:50:57 PM
I'm grateful that I seem to be tiring of the banality of what I am doing. I feel a dose of productivity which includes plenty of reading of the books I have accumulated going on.
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Post by: Custardy Fututrix on Dec 08, 2011, 04:59:46 PM
Cocoa-dusted almonds and the lovely person who gave them to me.

*stuffs face*
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Post by: Caz2011 on Dec 08, 2011, 05:00:22 PM
The fact that she died surrounded by those who loved her.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Dec 08, 2011, 05:19:50 PM
Someone has written me a beautiful beautiful reference. I feel very lucky.
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Post by: Magenta71 on Dec 08, 2011, 05:35:37 PM
That I got a job close to home and therefore have a short commute rather than an hour on public transport from central London...
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Post by: spanky @ass on Dec 08, 2011, 05:40:06 PM
it seems everybody is on the job move :D
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Post by: slapntickle on Dec 08, 2011, 07:45:42 PM
Since July we have been calling, cajoling and generally chasing our bank about a refund which should have been credited to our account but never was. By the end of October we'd had enough and put in a formal complaint to the bank.

Today we had a letter saying our complaint had been investigated and upheld and we were getting ú25 credited to our account to cover the cost of all the phonecalls and a further ú50 as a goodwill gesture. Nice. Just before Christmas.



Oh, and the refund appeared too.
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Post by: PiercedOff on Dec 08, 2011, 07:46:57 PM
Cider. And later on, whiskey.
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Post by: Magenta71 on Dec 09, 2011, 11:55:14 AM
That I don't have to umpire on Saturday morning in Southend  ;D
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 09, 2011, 11:59:07 AM
Family and friends, sunshine and my health.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Post by: Custardy Fututrix on Dec 09, 2011, 01:13:16 PM
Sunshine.
My improving health.
Her.
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Post by: heronhouse on Dec 09, 2011, 08:49:23 PM
The very fact that it's Friday :)
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Post by: Tak on Dec 09, 2011, 09:05:23 PM
That the baby guineapig has removed the person scratching their bum avatar and replaced it with cute guineapig pic. :D
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 09, 2011, 10:50:38 PM
^ lol.
If you can read the print, it was relevant to the gales yesterday  :)
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Post by: Leznurse on Dec 09, 2011, 11:11:53 PM
the brightest rainbow ever lighting up the grey sky today :)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 09, 2011, 11:40:18 PM
My job.  :)
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 09, 2011, 11:41:16 PM
^ atta Gal!  :)
How's the uniform?
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Post by: pacifique on Dec 10, 2011, 06:38:52 AM
I am so grateful that I finally found a beautiful place to live....wish the housemates were a bit more upbeat!
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Dec 10, 2011, 07:23:42 AM
Central heating
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Post by: Chablis on Dec 10, 2011, 11:41:56 AM
my mum :)
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Post by: Sorted. on Dec 10, 2011, 02:08:33 PM
This!

Spending a couple of hours in my favourite Kemptown cafe, drinking tea and online Chrimbo shopping - AND they let the dog in!

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Post by: JuicyCrone on Dec 10, 2011, 02:13:33 PM
I seem to be having a day free from withdrawal symptoms (am gradually coming off antidepressants - slowly!) and the effects have been horrible (but worth it in the end and am sticking to it).  Hoping for a few more days in a row, then I can reduce them a bit more!  Seems to be going according to plan!
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Post by: slapntickle on Dec 10, 2011, 09:57:38 PM
Had a lovely day today, Christmas shopping in Brighton with Mrs S. It was crowded and cold but also festive and fun. Love you missus.  :P
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Dec 11, 2011, 04:02:57 AM
I'm grateful for my old old friend who rescued me (literally) from fire.  It would've been SO embarrassing if I had gone up in flames at a funeral that wasn't my own.

Thank you hockey man.
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Dec 11, 2011, 10:24:57 AM
The end of X Factor for another year. Thank goodness.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 11, 2011, 09:02:17 PM
^ atta Gal!  :)
How's the uniform?

Sexy  ;)
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Post by: valerie on Dec 18, 2011, 12:07:23 AM
being at peace with myself,friends, and the environment
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Dec 19, 2011, 12:57:50 PM
Amazing people who have come into my life since the break up of me and my ex.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 19, 2011, 02:12:44 PM
what a friend to have in time,
tells us what to take & leave behind
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Post by: pacifique on Dec 22, 2011, 11:49:37 PM
Helpful friends who try their best to get us big discounts everywhere possible!
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Post by: PushingThru on Dec 23, 2011, 12:22:04 AM
That the shortest day of the year has passed :)
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Post by: Magenta71 on Dec 23, 2011, 09:09:51 AM
That there is a room I can go to where I can escape from the chain-smoking mother. I need to breathe.
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Post by: Otis on Dec 23, 2011, 11:48:18 PM
My haircut! And my innate ability for burying hatchets. And Blythe's 'boasts in the post' thread for making me laugh out loud.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 24, 2011, 12:33:36 PM
i join Rogue in the lol mood from 'boasts in posts'
Great to have posts & threads that inspire fun.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 24, 2011, 08:53:13 PM
Good food.  :D
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Post by: valerie on Dec 25, 2011, 12:19:48 AM
movie channels without commercials. I have been out all week & enjoying a Xmas Eve alone with great movies & later The Big Bang Theory
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Post by: Quack on Dec 26, 2011, 10:18:27 AM
That Christmas is over. One more week and it will be 2012 and things can go back to normal again.
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Post by: Magenta71 on Dec 26, 2011, 11:02:42 AM
The existence of wifi
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Post by: Ruby on Dec 26, 2011, 01:37:12 PM
I'm grateful for the love.
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Dec 26, 2011, 04:38:54 PM
For the fact that I finally managed to get 8 hours sleep (it was really just a little under 16 hours) in one night


For wonderful friends who fed and looked after me on Xmas eve.  have a sore throat & cold now but was totally worth it


For family who mostly behaved on Christmas day and enjoyed the fantastic meal my sister prepared


For more friends and family to spend Boxing day with and enjoy the massive feast my Mom prepared.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 26, 2011, 04:53:48 PM
Having breakfast with someone in my bed
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 26, 2011, 08:40:45 PM
My friends, my work and that my motorbike accident didn't result in any really nasty injuries.
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Post by: Coniglia on Jan 09, 2012, 11:47:54 PM
^ Hope you have recovered SG  :)

I'm grateful for the fact that my original birth certificate, passport and other Important Pieces of Paper were not in the bottom draw of my filing cabinet as the damn thing was waterlogged today when my flat flooded.  Again.  (For the third time since September  >:( )
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Post by: Custardy Fututrix on Jan 10, 2012, 12:15:44 AM
The last 103 days and my enormous luck in them.

This evening's photo of my smiling godson.

The love of those close to me.

The future.

Marmite on toast.
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Post by: Otis on Jan 10, 2012, 01:37:05 AM
Hemp body butter, aqueous cream and beta blockers. I'd have peeled my skin off by now without all three today.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jan 10, 2012, 11:34:30 AM
Photocopiers and an easy way to mark. It's gonna save me so many hours!
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Post by: valerie on Jan 10, 2012, 12:24:52 PM
my work colleagues.

Someone just left the job & now on 2 campuses where i work, i am officially the oldest & will turn 6_ on SUNDAY.
So Friday the 13th,we will spend a long happy hour at a place where they sell, Maryland crab,cilli, caesar salad, escargot,hamburger,etc. for $3
and big glasses of wine for $5,$3 for beer, and $4 for well-drinks.

It's a very beautiful restaurant called Runyan's in Coral Springs ,Florida that is extremely expensive for dinner, yet the happy hour prices are a steal.
This event makes looking forward to Friday extremely pleasant. Then, on Saturday morning i am going with someone special for 2 nights called Sebastian Inlet. It's one of the few beaches in Florida that is non-touristy,subsequently, no crowd,great seafood, and wonderful ambiance with a balcony on the water
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Post by: BabyBoy on Jan 11, 2012, 03:29:27 PM
That the flat tyre happened near a tyre repair shop, and that I hadn't got the car loaded up with paintings.
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Post by: Hejira on Jan 11, 2012, 04:01:03 PM
That I have a roof above my head after seeing a homeless woman sleeping in a telephone box this morning. It looked very uncomfortable and it made me wonder what had happened in her life. At least it's been a mild winter so far.
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Post by: સરસ on Jan 11, 2012, 05:07:39 PM
Same here Hejira

There is a lady/woman sitting every night at the old Stratford Centre inside on the chairs in the middle of all the shops. I see her there all the time on and from my way to work and home. I only realised she was there all the time after I glanced at her shoes once and saw it was not shoes she was wearing but caked on dirt.. I keep  giving her money for a cuppa and even a ú20 on the 24th Dec so she can at least get a meal. She does not beg and just sits there with 1000s of people passing her by every night. I tried to talk to her a week ago to find out of I can bring her any bits of clothing but she just looked at me dismissively and shut her eyes..

At least it looks like the security let her stay there at night but I cant be sure as I pass her between 6am/pm and 8am/pm..

It does make me feel silly then sometimes to moan about the small things that bothers me abot my life that is full of luxuries like a roof hot water and clean clothes..not to mention an abundance of food and people that care..
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Post by: Tak on Jan 11, 2012, 08:41:48 PM
That the copy of the Big Issue I bought today has an interview and picture of Vicky McClure in it. Hot!!

That I am not in rent arrears in fact I am in rent credit, not at all what I was expecting phew!.
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Post by: lightning star on Jan 12, 2012, 12:42:35 AM
Her. The piratey one :D
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Post by: valerie on Jan 12, 2012, 02:42:31 AM
an easy,stress-less workday
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Post by: Ruby on Jan 12, 2012, 10:45:45 AM
The love of a good woman.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 12, 2012, 12:40:52 PM
the magical speed element called caffeine
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Post by: Vagabond on Jan 12, 2012, 08:23:29 PM
Surviving a two hour stint in the dentist chair - ouch!!
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jan 12, 2012, 11:51:14 PM
Old friends as well as the new ones
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Post by: Musette on Jan 13, 2012, 12:27:04 AM
The love of a good boi... :)
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Post by: Otis on Jan 13, 2012, 01:12:08 AM
Aqueous cream. Will this bastard rash go away now please? I don't want to play 'whos an itchy fucker then?' any more!
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Post by: bingbong on Jan 13, 2012, 02:25:56 AM
Friends and tap dance
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Post by: Rachael on Jan 13, 2012, 03:20:20 AM
Lovely friends who it is always a pleasure to see
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Post by: Caz2011 on Jan 13, 2012, 06:16:55 AM
I'm sure that I'll think of something  ::)
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Post by: valerie on Jan 13, 2012, 04:27:12 PM
hapy hour is imminent.  anon!
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Post by: xzigzagxx on Jan 13, 2012, 04:53:14 PM
That is has been a Beautiful day  :D
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Post by: slapntickle on Jan 16, 2012, 09:38:41 PM
Mrs S.  :-*  :)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jan 16, 2012, 10:18:13 PM
Free of charge Hep B vaccination
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Post by: Otis on Jan 17, 2012, 10:21:28 AM
More than 4 hours sleep for the first time in 6 weeks. Buggering rash had a talking to and some shiatsu and I feel goooooood....
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Post by: valerie on Jan 17, 2012, 12:15:23 PM
knowing that it will be followed by night & i will go to sleep.
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Post by: lightning star on Jan 17, 2012, 06:24:47 PM
Some lovely kind people who have brightened up my day :)
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Post by: kesstrel on Jan 17, 2012, 06:26:18 PM
Our lovely friend who gave us a lift to the vets, and my student who cancelled last minute, totally unaware that I've been really ill today and just hadn't wanted to cancel HIM last minute...

And the day off tomorrow, so I can get some sleep. Blessed sleep. And maybe cough less. Yes.
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Post by: Sehnsucht on Jan 17, 2012, 06:31:12 PM
I'm grateful for remembering my GB password! There'll be no stopping me now!  ;D
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Post by: valerie on Jan 18, 2012, 12:41:28 PM
Republicans are slamming Obama,foolishly because we actually have statistics that prove they are wrong & he has improved the situation.
Debt  wise,"he didn't start the fire'" some @rseholes who wanted to make $$$$$$$$$$on a war because they owned a company that built war machines wanted the war & 1/2 of stupid USA could not see this
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Post by: Rachael on Jan 18, 2012, 12:47:03 PM
And the majority of the war-starting-machine-making company owners are/were Republicans!
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Post by: skream on Jan 18, 2012, 12:51:18 PM
my homoeopathic physician.
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Post by: fetishkitty on Jan 18, 2012, 02:50:39 PM
Balsam tissues

kitty
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jan 18, 2012, 08:13:49 PM
Getting my anger out in training
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Post by: Hejira on Jan 19, 2012, 03:37:40 PM
Doctors, nurses, the NHS and morphine, especially morphine  ;D
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Post by: valerie on Jan 19, 2012, 05:08:08 PM
And the majority of the war-starting-machine-making company owners are/were Republicans!
Mostly,but L. Johnson, a democrat, had his wife invest 2million in the Vietnam War Machine company.
Most of this country is independent now because democrats are too liberal & republicans are greedy
megalomaniacal, b@stards.
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Post by: Snowball2 on Jan 20, 2012, 11:59:25 AM
Managing to wibble, shudder and shake the car up to the petrol pump on the A505 despite the fuel warning light going ballistic at me.

Managing, after many hours of trying, to bring the aged sat nav back to life and save myself ú100.

And receiving a Snoopy mug in the post from someone I've never met but who has temporarily restored my faith in humanity.

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Post by: valerie on Jan 20, 2012, 12:06:46 PM
                                                                                         Friday
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Post by: Quack on Jan 20, 2012, 01:16:17 PM
That the radiator people came and fixed my leaking radiator... :D
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Post by: valerie on Jan 21, 2012, 02:05:14 PM
For now,living on a nature preserve.
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Post by: Feline_dot on Jan 25, 2012, 08:58:11 AM
Soft kleenex, Night Nurse and Sudafed  ;D
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Post by: valerie on Jan 25, 2012, 12:27:20 PM
Obama
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Jan 25, 2012, 12:44:25 PM
Insoluble fibre.
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Post by: JuicyCrone on Jan 25, 2012, 03:04:46 PM
My ex-lodger, Tim - a prince among men.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 25, 2012, 09:22:28 PM
My BFF.
I called her today after months.

Tha´s: I watched AIRPLANE last night.
BFF:  You're a moron . . . A MORON.
Tha´s: I'm still in pain.
BFF: We'll I'll watch it tonight. Then I'll call you back and we can have an intelligent conversation about it.  Finally.  After thirty years.


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Post by: Inappropriate on Jan 25, 2012, 09:27:45 PM
I'm grateful that I found the one stall at the Chieveley Services that had toilet paper.

Oh laugh you may.

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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 25, 2012, 09:32:03 PM
^ I hope it was your new assistant's CV.
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Post by: Leka on Jan 25, 2012, 09:34:27 PM
My BFF.
I called her today after months.

Tha´s: I watched AIRPLANE last night.
BFF:  You're a moron . . . A MORON.
Tha´s: I'm still in pain.
BFF: We'll I'll watch it tonight. Then I'll call you back and we can have an intelligent conversation about it.  Finally.  After thirty years.

 :D

Interestingly enough, I also called my BFF today and am also grateful for her.

BFF: I have to go now, amore. I'm driving.
Leka: You're driving and talking on the phone? Are you insane? Why didn't you tell me you were driving?
BFF: You're calling me from fucking England, you fucking idiot. The least I can do is take the call.
Leka: I would have called you back, stupid.
BFF: And that's why I love you.
Leka: I love you too. Now hang up before you get yourself killed.

*happy sigh*
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 25, 2012, 09:39:18 PM
So endearing.
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Post by: Leka on Jan 25, 2012, 09:40:38 PM
^ Innit?
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Post by: Rachael on Jan 25, 2012, 09:41:47 PM
Val do you think Obama will get the 2nd term? 
The news here only really picks up on the republican race.
As for me:
4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS!
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Post by: valerie on Jan 25, 2012, 09:50:15 PM
Val do you think Obama will get the 2nd term? 
The news here only really picks up on the republican race.
As for me:
4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS!
I think he will,Rachel, but i am not totally confident about that. 4 more years chant is mine,as well.
You are only seeing the republicans because they need to have someone soon. They are an unbelievable
coterie of greedy,careless men & women.
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Post by: Magenta71 on Jan 26, 2012, 09:34:37 AM
He should do considering the idiots the Rs are putting up...
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Post by: Guineapig on Jan 26, 2012, 10:09:17 AM
A lie-in, chewwy, a cup of coffee, today's students.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jan 27, 2012, 12:45:23 AM
My mum. I gave her a list of dates I need her to watch the kids and she just said "ok".
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Jan 27, 2012, 01:18:14 PM
That I'm going to see my lovely girlfriend later, who I miss!
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Post by: Magenta71 on Jan 27, 2012, 01:38:44 PM
That I'm going to see my lovely girlfriend later, who I miss!

aw bless...
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Post by: Night Nurse on Jan 27, 2012, 03:54:05 PM
The cat didn't wake me up for breakfast this morning. Also, her head is really silky at the moment.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 27, 2012, 04:01:33 PM
i am grateful for the same thing every 7 days...the commencement of a wknd!
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Jan 27, 2012, 07:30:41 PM
^^
OH YES  ;D
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Post by: Dizz on Jan 27, 2012, 07:45:26 PM
That after only getting two hours sleep, i had no call outs.  :D

Phew.
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Post by: Grey on Jan 27, 2012, 09:06:39 PM
Val do you think Obama will get the 2nd term? 
The news here only really picks up on the republican race.
As for me:
4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS!
I think he will,Rachel, but i am not totally confident about that. 4 more years chant is mine,as well.
You are only seeing the republicans because they need to have someone soon. They are an unbelievable
coterie of greedy,careless men & women.

they are scraping the barrel-esp Newt!
he is furious that we haven't noticed he is, after all, the anointed one
although I love his moon idea and live and pray he's first one to move there
and then he can take the whole bloody lot with him

I'm utterly content my walnut bread turned out and I'm having it with local cheddar and foamy glass of local stout  :)
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Post by: spanky @ass on Jan 27, 2012, 10:49:32 PM
New people in my life. What a lovely thing it is to have an admirer.....at last!  :D
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jan 27, 2012, 10:50:57 PM
My lovely friends  :D
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Post by: Dizz on Jan 27, 2012, 10:59:25 PM
My bed. And i'm going to get in it. Now! :)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 28, 2012, 01:20:36 AM
YEARS ago I received a bizarre letter asking me if I'd like to participate in a class action suit against my credit card company for overcharging me on currency exchange fees for some small transactions I made in the 1990s.  Being American I said Hell Yeah, I want to Sue Somebody, and I sent in the postcard.

Today, out of the blue, I received a check for twenty dollars.  Justice has clearly been done and I can put years of outrage behind me. 

Now I'm going to do the obvious thing and buy me some Fidelio CDs.
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Post by: Magenta71 on Jan 28, 2012, 02:03:50 AM
^brilliant!
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Post by: Otis on Jan 28, 2012, 02:12:58 AM
Ray LaMontange and the sun-dappled sea. And aqueous cream, for week 7 of the insomnia-inducing maddeningly itchy skin condition that nobody can treat or diagnose. I'm a woman on the edge of f*cking sanity.
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Post by: Chewwy on Jan 28, 2012, 10:14:59 AM
Porridge with organic cocoa and some french milkshake mix (with some sugar and a splash of cold milk).

Yum, yum, pudding bum. 

Might have another helping.  It's one of those days.
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Post by: Bernard on Jan 28, 2012, 11:27:24 AM
I have a headache and hangover.

But not nearly as much of one as I should do. Hurrah.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 28, 2012, 03:25:47 PM
He should do considering the idiots the Rs are putting up...
Trust me. We seem to have a plethora of idiots that follow the republicans. Strangely enough, they are the ones getting $crewed by the party.
The party has shifted,drastically. It wasn't always this "sick"
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jan 28, 2012, 06:12:14 PM
lempsip, medicine and tissues
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: ChocAndChips on Jan 29, 2012, 10:51:47 AM
The moment of realisation I had earlier
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Post by: valerie on Jan 29, 2012, 12:41:26 PM
being able to start the day on line
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Post by: Amaury on Jan 29, 2012, 10:33:23 PM
a very pleasant week
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Post by: valerie on Jan 30, 2012, 12:24:31 AM
Historical documentaries.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jan 30, 2012, 12:57:01 PM
^OMG Val i know, they have saved my brain function over the last 5 days when i have been off from work.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 30, 2012, 11:00:37 PM
the element known as serendipity
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Post by: Quack on Jan 30, 2012, 11:11:16 PM
That it's all signed off and ready to post first thing in the morning.  ;D
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Post by: Rala Rwdins on Jan 30, 2012, 11:14:07 PM
I'm grateful that even though it snowed for most of the morning, none of it stuck. I'm also grateful for Gerry.
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Post by: Leznurse on Jan 30, 2012, 11:53:10 PM
Despite meant to be in the clinic (but knew the Charge Nurse would drag me out to make it an easier day on the ward for him); safe staffing levels made for a very nice shift with lots of laughs and chats about my annual leave antics ;D

Nice and relaxed/sleepy/? another chilled documentary and hoping for more of the same tomorrow :)
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Post by: Grey on Jan 31, 2012, 12:01:56 AM
YEARS ago I received a bizarre letter asking me if I'd like to participate in a class action suit against my credit card company for overcharging me on currency exchange fees for some small transactions I made in the 1990s.  Being American I said Hell Yeah, I want to Sue Somebody, and I sent in the postcard.

Today, out of the blue, I received a check for twenty dollars.  Justice has clearly been done and I can put years of outrage behind me. 

Now I'm going to do the obvious thing and buy me some Fidelio CDs.

I got eighteen
Did you see what the whole settlement was worth and how much the lawyers got?!
(mine is going to be the last payment and I'll be a full member of my co-op)
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Post by: Magenta71 on Jan 31, 2012, 12:17:15 AM
the lawyers are always the winners in these things
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Post by: Grey on Jan 31, 2012, 12:20:26 AM
no kidding!  ::)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 31, 2012, 12:25:08 AM
No, I didn't see what the lawyers got.  And apparently there's still another suit still going on.  So who knows, maybe there are still a few more bucks to be had.  I really haven't read anything about this.  I just get random postcards in the mail with boxes to check that say things like YES!  I want to sue my Credit Card Company!  Or something like that.

Anyway, Grey, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BUY RECORDS.  Today, I deposited my check and ordered my Fidelio immediately.  (Nina Stemme, Jonas Kaufman, Claudio Abbado, conducting)  Yeah, baby.  Righting WRONGS!
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Post by: Grey on Jan 31, 2012, 01:44:50 PM
oh I do like Claudio Abbado conducting

No-I am a Philistine
I went for the food
stout cider
and cute staff or customers in the aisles
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 31, 2012, 03:22:02 PM
^ So now there's going to be stout cider all over the Shed.  Thanks to the U.S. Financial "Services" industry.  Well done.  Even if it's not new records.
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Post by: TheOriginalRosie on Jan 31, 2012, 03:25:25 PM
Today, specifically the NHS and the wonderful day surgery unit at our local infirmary where I have received first class treatment all round and all for free :)
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Jan 31, 2012, 03:33:55 PM
nipples (however big or small)
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Post by: lightning star on Jan 31, 2012, 05:41:32 PM
The existence of Ms Cupcake in Brixton:

http://www.mscupcake.co.uk/

I swear, this cakey thing I've just been munching has made my day <wipes chocolately crumbs from mouth> :D
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jan 31, 2012, 06:02:00 PM
The existence of Ms Cupcake in Brixton:

http://www.mscupcake.co.uk/

I swear, this cakey thing I've just been munching has made my day <wipes chocolately crumbs from mouth> :D
I'm going to try catch the vegan baking class.
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Post by: lightning star on Jan 31, 2012, 06:29:05 PM
^ I was looking up their cake decorating classes earlier - I'm thinking about it...!
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jan 31, 2012, 06:46:23 PM
^ I bake but have little experience of vegan baking and want to learn. The vegan class appears to be a demo class.  I'm going to look into an April class if I can get up to London
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Post by: lightning star on Jan 31, 2012, 08:51:24 PM
^ I definitely want to do a practical one like the decorating class (looks like loads of fun!) If you do a baking one, let me know what it was like - I liked the sound of the sweet pie making session :D
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jan 31, 2012, 11:58:20 PM
^ will do!
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Post by: Grey on Feb 01, 2012, 01:22:54 AM
He should do considering the idiots the Rs are putting up...
Trust me. We seem to have a plethora of idiots that follow the republicans. Strangely enough, they are the ones getting $crewed by the party.
The party has shifted,drastically. It wasn't always this "sick"

I forgot to send you my sincere sympathies the three ring flying fuckers circus has been in town
and have you shot your TV yet, or just ignored the ads

and congrats on 17,000  :D
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Post by: Musette on Feb 01, 2012, 02:11:34 AM
^ I definitely want to do a practical one like the decorating class (looks like loads of fun!) If you do a baking one, let me know what it was like - I liked the sound of the sweet pie making session :D

Ooh, I like the sound of a sweet pie making session....
Oh, erm, this isn't the Vault, is it? :-X
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Post by: valerie on Feb 01, 2012, 12:15:10 PM
i am busily overwhelmed & that's tough.
But,i know there are people who wish they
had good jobs & opportunities. I will try to
think about that today, from time to time
and be grateful
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Feb 01, 2012, 12:17:59 PM
^ I definitely want to do a practical one like the decorating class (looks like loads of fun!) If you do a baking one, let me know what it was like - I liked the sound of the sweet pie making session :D

Ooh, I like the sound of a sweet pie making session....
Oh, erm, this isn't the Vault, is it? :-X
Heh! Trust you. 

I'd LOVE to do one of these classes but there's no way on earth I'd ever be able to afford it! http://www.peggyporschenacademy.com/products/Vintage-Blooms-27th-%26-28th-April-2012.html (http://www.peggyporschenacademy.com/products/Vintage-Blooms-27th-%26-28th-April-2012.html)
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Post by: skream on Feb 01, 2012, 12:22:54 PM
my boss - for putting up with me when i told him i overslept, had 3/4 hours sleep and would be 5 mins late for a very important client meeting of mine. thank f/ck i nailed it. but gawd i need sleep.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Feb 01, 2012, 12:49:48 PM
My Alpha parka - I didn't shiver once on the dog walk this morning.
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Post by: Pixie on Feb 01, 2012, 05:53:59 PM
Bruch's Violin Concerto #1 in Gm drowning out the neighbours and taking me to a happier plane.
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Post by: lightning star on Feb 01, 2012, 10:26:40 PM
I'd LOVE to do one of these classes but there's no way on earth I'd ever be able to afford it! http://www.peggyporschenacademy.com/products/Vintage-Blooms-27th-%26-28th-April-2012.html (http://www.peggyporschenacademy.com/products/Vintage-Blooms-27th-%26-28th-April-2012.html)

^ Crikey! Just had a look and it's well beyond my current cupcakey ability - I'm more at the level of messing about with some hundreds and thousands :D

(http://www.foodbritish.com/6393-2959-large/supercook-hundreds-and-thousands-brand-supercook-113g.jpg)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Feb 01, 2012, 10:28:20 PM
My lovely friends and a few days of holiday.  ;D
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Feb 02, 2012, 12:42:01 AM
I'd LOVE to do one of these classes but there's no way on earth I'd ever be able to afford it! http://www.peggyporschenacademy.com/products/Vintage-Blooms-27th-%26-28th-April-2012.html (http://www.peggyporschenacademy.com/products/Vintage-Blooms-27th-%26-28th-April-2012.html)

^ Crikey! Just had a look and it's well beyond my current cupcakey ability - I'm more at the level of messing about with some hundreds and thousands :D

(http://www.foodbritish.com/6393-2959-large/supercook-hundreds-and-thousands-brand-supercook-113g.jpg)
Those flowers are beyond me too although I have mastered hundreds and thousands and edible glitter! But it's nice to have a dream.  I'm making a wedding cake in May so maybe I'll have to learn how to make petal paste roses sooner than I think!
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Post by: adarajames on Feb 02, 2012, 10:42:41 AM
Sugar flowers are actually a lot easier than the finished product suggests :) you get a set of cutters that make all the component parts and then follow the instructions to put it together. Lots of videos on you tube to show how its done. I was surprised at how easy it is but how beautiful and effective they look (I did a cake Dec course couple years ago)
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Post by: kate b on Feb 02, 2012, 11:20:58 AM
^ And my children and I can testify to just how good you are at it! That cake you made them for their tenth birthday has gone down in the annals of family history. We still had little marzipan frogs & monkeys sitting on top of the TV over a year later because the kids thought they were just too sweet to eat...
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Post by: adarajames on Feb 02, 2012, 11:52:54 AM
^ And my children and I can testify to just how good you are at it! That cake you made them for their tenth birthday has gone down in the annals of family history. We still had little marzipan frogs & monkeys sitting on top of the TV over a year later because the kids thought they were just too sweet to eat...

 :-[ Thank you lovely  :-*
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Post by: valerie on Feb 02, 2012, 12:03:46 PM
today's proximity to Friday
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Feb 02, 2012, 12:17:34 PM
Sugar flowers are actually a lot easier than the finished product suggests :) you get a set of cutters that make all the component parts and then follow the instructions to put it together. Lots of videos on you tube to show how its done. I was surprised at how easy it is but how beautiful and effective they look (I did a cake Dec course couple years ago)
I have a myriad of cutters and modelling tools and I've made various flowers from both marzipan and petal paste. Flowers are fiddly aren't they?! Mine usually end up looking rustic when in fact I'm aiming for delicacy and realism! Having arthritic fingers doesn't help matters  :-\
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Post by: adarajames on Feb 02, 2012, 06:32:29 PM
I have fibro fingers so I get you on that one! I just have to work a bit at a time so my fingers don't seize up, but patience is a big virtue when it comes to petal paste flowers, and even as a beginner they can look good - this was one of my first attempts at flowers, making dog roses for a yule cake:

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk3/adarajames/Image011.jpg)
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Feb 02, 2012, 07:06:14 PM
^ Those are beautiful adarajames. Did you use petal dust for the colouring?
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Post by: adarajames on Feb 02, 2012, 07:36:24 PM
thanks.  :D  Yes, mixed with corn flower to get it to be more subtle as can be a bit over the top if used pure and direct
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Post by: Bernard on Feb 02, 2012, 07:48:20 PM
There is lots and lots and lots to be grateful for, not least, warmth, security, a job, and friends, and you would do well, Bernard me old chap, to remember that and quit your whinging.  >:(
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 02, 2012, 09:45:26 PM
I'm grateful that my Dental Hygienist doesn't talk to me. 

While having my teeth scraped, I find it trying indeed to appear animatedly interested in anything other than getting in my car and flooring the accelerator.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Feb 02, 2012, 10:46:12 PM
Ah. I'm grateful for the nice nurse, cleansed ear and apparently normal BP.
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Post by: Leka on Feb 02, 2012, 10:49:31 PM
^ sounds good.
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Post by: spanky @ass on Feb 02, 2012, 11:51:27 PM
Everything.

*bursting with enthusiasm for life, as opposed to donar kebabs*
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Post by: Pixie on Feb 03, 2012, 02:20:00 AM
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Post by: HenDdraig on Feb 03, 2012, 07:39:43 AM
Central heating.
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Post by: Guineapig on Feb 03, 2012, 09:48:33 AM
^ god yes!
And an electric blanket!
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Feb 03, 2012, 10:20:35 AM
my parents and grandma for instilling a love of reading upon me at an early age. and my awesome brain. 85% bitches! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Post by: Guineapig on Feb 03, 2012, 10:46:38 AM
OU assignment?
Well done!
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Feb 03, 2012, 10:50:39 AM
Ta. I poop glory and awesomeness.
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Post by: Shahrazad on Feb 03, 2012, 11:01:29 AM
Toast.   :)
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Post by: white_sheep on Feb 03, 2012, 12:04:51 PM
The sitting room being bathed in sunlight :) (especially as the light bulb blew and i've been in darkness from 4pm everynight 4 a while coz i couldnt find a replacement lightbulb...AND that Mum found some and is bring them down 2moro :)
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Post by: valerie on Feb 03, 2012, 12:24:40 PM
                                                 T.G.I.F.
unscramble that and you get gift. Friday is a gift.
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Post by: Magenta71 on Feb 03, 2012, 02:34:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DIPmVLKHB0
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Post by: Quack on Feb 03, 2012, 03:04:26 PM
That I've sorted out my paperwork mess and I didn't miss any deadlines for bills / returning forms etc.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Feb 03, 2012, 03:14:58 PM
Someone on facebook who I've never met but is an even bigger Marvin Gaye nut than me!!! :o
He's been posting tracks I've never heard before. And am enjoying greatly.
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Post by: Pixie on Feb 03, 2012, 03:59:37 PM
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Post by: cariad1 on Feb 03, 2012, 04:13:48 PM
Antibiotics, Ibuprofen, and a snuggly duvet. I am NOT grateful however for the septic throat that means I have to take said antibiotics for the next 10 days, nor the patient who no doubt brought it into the pharmacy so they could give it to me!
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Post by: spanky @ass on Feb 03, 2012, 04:21:28 PM
money to buy a new smartphone? :-\
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Post by: BabyBoy on Feb 03, 2012, 04:48:28 PM
Seeing a beautiful sunset over Sarfend beach yesterday. Gulls wheeling around in the icy- clear air, the orange path of the waning sun on the little waves.
And the most melancholy and lovely sight of an empty ride in motion, acid- yellow and green lightbulbs shining out against a backdrop of the setting sun and a sky of pink and red and orange with dark purple clouds...
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Feb 03, 2012, 05:34:56 PM
central heating
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Post by: Chablis on Feb 03, 2012, 05:44:11 PM
My lovley work college trudy :)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Feb 03, 2012, 08:46:49 PM
My 20 quid win at bingo and having the chance to do some shopping at the ALDI nearby (my closest ALDI was burnt to the ground in the summer mob events  >:( )
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Post by: Magenta71 on Feb 03, 2012, 09:28:49 PM
That there are high profile Christians like Giles Fraser:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24033236-the-c-and-8201of-and-8201e-is-a-broad-church-let-us-welcome-gay-couples.do
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Post by: Custardy Fututrix on Feb 04, 2012, 12:51:55 PM
For you.

For the boy-child and train obsessions.

For painkillers.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 04, 2012, 12:55:24 PM
still like my job...which i will terminate in June 2013....then? so many choices,one strong desire :)
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Post by: skream on Feb 05, 2012, 09:47:12 AM
my food delivery. i'm going to cook up a storm today.
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Post by: Guineapig on Feb 05, 2012, 11:15:18 AM
Family, The Archers Omnibus and small people.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Feb 05, 2012, 11:16:09 AM
My thermals
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Post by: valerie on Feb 05, 2012, 01:10:20 PM
decent health,no pain,
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Post by: BabyBoy on Feb 05, 2012, 02:59:19 PM
Motown.
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Post by: Chablis on Feb 05, 2012, 03:26:54 PM
That there are high profile Christians like Giles Fraser:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24033236-the-c-and-8201of-and-8201e-is-a-broad-church-let-us-welcome-gay-couples.do
intresting
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Post by: valerie on Feb 05, 2012, 04:21:54 PM
email,as one can deal with an issue without hearing a voice or seeing a person ;D
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Feb 05, 2012, 08:40:39 PM
M&S at Leigh Delamere services for fresh milk => nice cup of tea.
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Feb 06, 2012, 03:50:23 PM
Having great friends. Ones who are there for you no matter what. :)
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Post by: Magenta71 on Feb 06, 2012, 06:04:24 PM
That I spent half the day in Excel training - I'm reacquainted with pivot tables and I now know how to do a drop down list!
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Post by: Max71 on Feb 07, 2012, 11:34:56 PM
That when she said "Write", I was able to produce 4 pages, just like that.  I think my mojo is back
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Post by: valerie on Feb 09, 2012, 12:18:13 PM
what a friend to have in time
tells us what to take & leave behind---John Denver
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Post by: HenDdraig on Feb 09, 2012, 12:39:02 PM
For a place that became miraculously available in the fully-booked yoga-for-your-back class.  :D 
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Post by: Grey on Feb 09, 2012, 01:24:11 PM
being able to stand outside in pyjamas and workboots and have a good hard stretch while watching the sky lighten to pink and the dog wagging sniffling the ground in circles and homemade carrot cake and green tea waiting inside
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Post by: HenDdraig on Feb 09, 2012, 01:34:52 PM
^ That totally sounds lovely.  :)

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Post by: Shahrazad on Feb 09, 2012, 02:19:48 PM
For a place that became miraculously available in the fully-booked yoga-for-your-back class.  :D 


 :D  I must seek something like that asap. That javelin won't throw itself.
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Post by: Guineapig on Feb 09, 2012, 03:00:13 PM
For a place that became miraculously available in the fully-booked yoga-for-your-back class.  :D 

I like this.
Quel surprise.
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Post by: HenDdraig on Feb 09, 2012, 03:18:58 PM
For a place that became miraculously available in the fully-booked yoga-for-your-back class.  :D 

I like this.
Quel surprise.

It's so I can get well enough again to hit poeple. And get some muscles too. 8)
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Post by: wu wei on Feb 09, 2012, 04:36:14 PM
I'm grateful for Kant's phylosophy with the exception on the bits about marriage. It particularly makes sense in this period.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 09, 2012, 05:41:46 PM
full moon. i am going to howl!
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Feb 10, 2012, 12:22:25 AM
My friends
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Post by: valerie on Feb 10, 2012, 12:18:48 PM
the fact that i can sleep late tomorrow.
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Post by: Quack on Feb 10, 2012, 08:45:28 PM
That I'm home and my house is relatively warm.



<------slowly thawing out.
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Post by: Zeddy on Feb 10, 2012, 08:47:53 PM
To the hand surgeons at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the great work they have done on my thumb instead of cutting it off.
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Feb 10, 2012, 09:01:32 PM
the fact that i can sleep late tomorrow.

Ditto. Though sleeping late for me is waking at 7.30am rather than 5.30am!
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Post by: adarajames on Feb 10, 2012, 10:05:03 PM
My lovely parents coming and walking the hounds for me as I'm so utterly exhausted and just couldn't manage it today
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Post by: Steppenwolf on Feb 10, 2012, 11:51:04 PM
That I managed to find a pair of Jeans that were not skinny fit!
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Post by: Guineapig on Feb 10, 2012, 11:53:59 PM
My job.
Seriously, it really is amazing.
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Post by: Musette on Feb 11, 2012, 01:15:54 PM
My gorgeous gf, my amazing kids, my wonderful friends and my loving family.

<-- happy :)
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Feb 11, 2012, 06:49:45 PM
That I managed to find a pair of Jeans that were not skinny fit!

Blimey, that's quite an achievement at the moment! From where did you purchase said non-skinny fit jeans?
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Post by: Sorted. on Feb 11, 2012, 07:31:08 PM
and it's making me smile.

One of the women who works in the school kitchen has just passed by, bringing 2 individual home-cooked steak and kidney puds and some jerk-chicken patties.  She says she can't look after me during the holidays as well as she does at work and she's worried so she made extra today!

People are lovely.
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Post by: animalnitrate on Feb 11, 2012, 10:58:52 PM
For a lovely day.

And for being tucked up in my lovely cosy bed with my big cosy mattress.

And for sunshine. (Not now, obviously. But earlier.) And for the days getting longer. And for the snow melting.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 12, 2012, 12:00:41 AM
Proseco. we're having it with spinach empanadas tonight
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Post by: Magenta71 on Feb 13, 2012, 11:55:59 AM
my boi  :-*
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Post by: valerie on Feb 13, 2012, 12:02:22 PM
Grateful that i watched the Grammy awards in their entirety & i am not exhausted today...so far.

Adele  was the major winner!
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Post by: BabyBoy on Feb 13, 2012, 01:09:06 PM
My lovely new cheapo car -she's beautiful and I love her already.  :)
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Post by: Leka on Feb 13, 2012, 06:20:43 PM
My Mum. Just as I am every single day. :D
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Post by: valerie on Feb 13, 2012, 07:03:24 PM
that my workday is over in one hour
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Feb 19, 2012, 06:51:31 PM
Spending time with my parents :)
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Post by: skream on Feb 19, 2012, 10:30:17 PM
the music geeks/clubbers i've met through someone i used to work with, including one in particular who i randomly bumped into at xmas after 10 years ! getting to know them better and how lucky i am to have them for support, as well as a couple of holidays that we have planned.. all through the love of music.
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Post by: ButchGal on Feb 19, 2012, 10:39:57 PM
Indifference...means I've over her:)
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Post by: aloha on Feb 20, 2012, 12:16:59 AM
The jawdropping beauty in the changing rooms today. Better than smelling a rose.
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Post by: Ruby on Feb 20, 2012, 05:01:13 PM
My friend, my love, my home, my life.
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Post by: H I M on Feb 21, 2012, 12:52:01 AM
That I wasn't the hapless bloke beig given CPR by paramedics at Vctoria Station tonight.  I hope the dude made it; he didn't look great (quite a bit off colour). Grateful that I am alive and well. 

Also grateful that I found this thread :)
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Post by: valerie on Feb 22, 2012, 12:23:26 PM
lemons & honey,which i will pick up before i go to work. I already have tea there,but, no facilities to make it like i did in London this summer.
I miss English tea & need to get everything i need to prepare it. Meanwhile, i have bags,at least.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Feb 22, 2012, 05:32:02 PM
That someone introduced me to Coeur de Lion  "le Pie d'Angloys" cheese. It's gorgeous! And affordable!
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Post by: The Devils Toast Rack on Feb 22, 2012, 05:41:54 PM
The Clangers. They took out the soupdragon.
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Post by: H I M on Feb 22, 2012, 06:18:40 PM
Ravel Morrison being fined ú7000 for posting a homophobic tweet on Twitter. Better than letting him get away wth it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2101387/Ravel-Morrison-charged-homophobic-Twitter-slur.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2101387/Ravel-Morrison-charged-homophobic-Twitter-slur.html)
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Post by: valerie on Feb 22, 2012, 11:42:36 PM
although i am tired at times,my job
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Post by: Captain Cuddlepuss on Feb 23, 2012, 08:49:16 AM
Payday
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Post by: valerie on Feb 23, 2012, 12:31:52 PM
my 2006 toyota corolla. Her name is Christine based upon Stephen King's novel and my middle name based upon St. Christopher,patron saint of travelers. The RC church defrocked him during the last Vatican Council in the mid 60's but i do not pay attention to the dogma of the RC religion.
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Post by: lightning star on Mar 05, 2012, 07:35:59 PM
The presence of positive, inspiring, and lovely people.
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Post by: valerie on Mar 06, 2012, 12:22:51 PM
The presence of positive, inspiring, and lovely people.
that^  +,it's cool enough for meto wear a sweater...2nd time this winter,mind you, by cool,i mean 22
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Post by: Indy on Mar 07, 2012, 12:29:35 AM
Ougat.
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Post by: Leznurse on Mar 07, 2012, 12:31:59 AM
Good laughs and friends when you need them most xoxo
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Post by: સરસ on Mar 07, 2012, 12:32:47 AM
 :-[

 :D

I am more grateful..
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Post by: Indy on Mar 07, 2012, 12:34:10 AM
:-[

 :D

I am more grateful..

I am a dozen hot cross buns more grateful than you are. You can come again. ;D
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Post by: Plus One on Mar 07, 2012, 12:38:47 AM
:-[

 :D

I am more grateful..


I am a dozen hot cross buns more grateful than you are. You can come again. ;D

No-one is more grateful than me...I had a lovely peaceful day  ;D
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Post by: Indy on Mar 07, 2012, 12:40:41 AM
^ Literally chortling to myself! Hahaha ;D
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Post by: સરસ on Mar 07, 2012, 12:43:31 AM
Not today but right now I am grateful I can ignore you two.. ^^
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Post by: Leka on Mar 07, 2012, 12:48:29 AM
Today I am grateful my stomach can handle a lot of hassle.
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Post by: Leznurse on Mar 07, 2012, 12:51:55 AM
 :-* to all nice GBers bollocks to the others  ;) I'm off to bed am on long day tomorrow
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Post by: valerie on Mar 07, 2012, 05:14:08 PM
the ability to recall significant times,vividly. The memory is a great gift and we can sift the bad memories out!
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Post by: adarajames on Mar 07, 2012, 09:09:49 PM
a great massage and some time relaxing in the sauna :) and happy dogs :)
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Post by: Captain Cuddlepuss on Mar 07, 2012, 09:18:54 PM
a great massage and some time relaxing in the sauna :) and happy dogs :)

Jealous!
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Post by: Skyler on Mar 07, 2012, 09:26:42 PM
My job. It's bloody great. And my colleagues. Who are all, without exception, very lovely. And the interesting, very different women that came to our International Women's Day event today, especially the one who came after I gave her a flyer on the street yesterday. And the baby that puked all over my arm. And his mum who was really nice. And a certain turn of phrase that was run past me today.
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Post by: adarajames on Mar 07, 2012, 11:34:53 PM
a great massage and some time relaxing in the sauna :) and happy dogs :)

Jealous!

of which bit? If its the second, I can loan you the dogs for a day or 2!  ;)  ;D
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Post by: Guineapig on Mar 07, 2012, 11:44:34 PM
Soft hair.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 07, 2012, 11:54:50 PM
Today I'm grateful for yesterday.
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Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Mar 07, 2012, 11:56:30 PM
^ In two days' time, tomorrow will be yesterday.  :)
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 08, 2012, 12:04:30 AM
Ah yes, but yesterday was quite confidence boosting, whereas today was somewhat the opposite, and together they balance out to ok.
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Post by: Captain Cuddlepuss on Mar 08, 2012, 03:34:06 PM
a great massage and some time relaxing in the sauna :) and happy dogs :)

Jealous!

of which bit? If its the second, I can loan you the dogs for a day or 2!  ;)  ;D

Mostly the first two...
I do love dogs but live in a 3rd floor one bed flat  :o
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Post by: valerie on Mar 08, 2012, 06:07:19 PM
The gift of language which gives us the opportunity to record & transmit.
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Post by: adarajames on Mar 09, 2012, 12:13:50 AM
a great massage and some time relaxing in the sauna :) and happy dogs :)

Jealous!

of which bit? If its the second, I can loan you the dogs for a day or 2!  ;)  ;D

Mostly the first two...
I do love dogs but live in a 3rd floor one bed flat  :o

well the first 2 were a result of a great KGB voucher thing offer, so I'll let you know if they do another, and if you fancy a dog walk, then you're welcome to join us some day, we go to all sorts of different places for variety and always enjoy company :)
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Post by: BabyBoy on Mar 09, 2012, 01:58:23 PM
Discovering a really good (and affordable) pizza place down Hoxton Market. It's called Cafe Olive and has a small but vegetarian- friendly pizza menu. Real Italian pizza -lovely base,thin and melts in the mouth. Even proper Italian ham on it. I will be working my way through the menu now.....it makes me so pleased to find really good food that I can afford.
 :) :) :)  (I felt very smug walking past a chain pizza place with my box last night - my pizza was cheaper, much nicer and from a small business).
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Post by: Guineapig on Mar 09, 2012, 02:01:28 PM
^ ha! I know this place!

I am grateful for tax payers money and the delight that is Homerton Hospital.
I remember the old hospital from visiting a friend there.
*shudders*

I am also very grateful for appetites and the satisfying of them.
No nicer feeling.
*munches on nuts and raisins*
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Post by: spanky @ass on Mar 09, 2012, 02:03:33 PM
Hot chocolate with melty marsh mallows.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Mar 10, 2012, 02:26:40 PM
I was walking the dog last night and someone had left a box of free stuff to take outside their house and I got a really nice saucepan and lid. I did have to carry it around with me though -must have looked a bit funny- doggy poobags in one hand, saucepan in t'other...
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Post by: adarajames on Mar 10, 2012, 02:50:31 PM
I was walking the dog last night and someone had left a box of free stuff to take outside their house and I got a really nice saucepan and lid. I did have to carry it around with me though -must have looked a bit funny- doggy poobags in one hand, saucepan in t'other...

as long as you didn't get them mixed up!  :-X
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Post by: my sparkle instinct on Mar 10, 2012, 07:05:42 PM
My Dad has got the results back from his radiotherapy review:

Prior to starting treatment his PSA level was 35
They were hoping after treatment it would be down to less than 10
It was 0.31

Kicked cancer's arse.  ;D
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Post by: Musette on Mar 11, 2012, 04:02:01 AM
^ That's great news MSI :D

I am grateful for Dinks and Calpol...
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Post by: Indy on Mar 11, 2012, 09:32:23 PM
Hot chocolate with melty marsh mallows.

Ohhh, want...

I am grateful for the copious number of blankets and throws I have on backs of sofas and ends of beds, as my heating has died. Brrr.
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Post by: Max71 on Mar 11, 2012, 10:22:06 PM
I am grateful for the days with  blue skies.....and nail varnish
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Post by: BabyBoy on Mar 21, 2012, 01:38:42 PM
Pink cherry blossom with a little blue-tit perched in it. I told it it looked gorgeous.  :)
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Post by: Trix on Mar 21, 2012, 02:16:56 PM
That I could go out for a walk in the sun during lunch break
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Post by: Skyler on Mar 21, 2012, 08:29:39 PM
The house mate cooking.
The birds egg.
The wild violets.
The waterfall, even if it was coming out of a concrete tube.
The sunshine.
The dyke spotting.
Not falling over down the steps.
The rocket dog.
The flowers that I picked.
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Post by: Guineapig on Mar 21, 2012, 11:51:14 PM
Students.
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Post by: Ruby on Mar 22, 2012, 01:19:14 PM
Oestrogen!
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Post by: Max71 on Mar 22, 2012, 05:15:57 PM
The blue sky and the fact I just found a snickers in my work cabinet.
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Post by: Vagabond on Mar 22, 2012, 07:45:16 PM
A warm and cosy flat.
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Post by: cariad1 on Mar 22, 2012, 10:17:12 PM
That I have tomorrow off! Been working my ass off all week where our staffing is being decimated by cuts - still the only dispenser but now half the shop staff is gone which means constant interruptions but all the scripts still need to be done.

The downside is I know there is going to be a lot of work roll over from tomorrow to Saturday when I'm in again. Including what is likely to be a massive delivery which is unlikely to be done and will probably be left for me to do.

Still, tomorrow I get a lie-in *spins chair with glee*
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Post by: BabyBoy on Mar 25, 2012, 03:52:50 PM
Finding a  really nice pair of G-Star Raw denims in a charity shop yesterday.
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Post by: Captain Cuddlepuss on Mar 25, 2012, 05:16:41 PM
Sunday's  ;D
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Post by: Max71 on Mar 26, 2012, 02:00:06 PM
The sunshine..... the lovely,lovely sunshine.
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Mar 26, 2012, 02:02:44 PM
garlic. *bletches happily*
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Mar 26, 2012, 02:08:43 PM
PONIES AND GLITTER AND NIPPLE RINGS.
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Post by: Amaury on Mar 27, 2012, 05:29:24 PM
The sunshine..... the lovely,lovely sunshine.

Absolutely
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Post by: Tak on Mar 27, 2012, 08:02:47 PM
That I am done with the decorating and can relax and enjoy the good weather tomorrow.
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Post by: cariad1 on Mar 27, 2012, 11:02:52 PM
Bacon. I am always grateful for bacon.
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Post by: Chablis on Mar 28, 2012, 05:37:51 PM
My boss did not turn up today ;D
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Post by: Plus One on Mar 28, 2012, 06:26:58 PM
lentils
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Mar 29, 2012, 11:02:37 PM
I may well be able to slime out of the Easter party without ruffling too many feathers.
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Post by: Dizz on Mar 29, 2012, 11:21:25 PM
The fabulous weather of late. It couldn't have been better timed. :D
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Post by: Snowball2 on Mar 30, 2012, 07:08:07 PM
Feeling sorry for the owners of Henry, a german shephard who was my pup's best mate at puppy creche. He had to be put down yesterday because he was suspected of developing into a dangerous dog. Not dangerous to other dogs but to people who he thought might threaten his owners. I'm sure the decision was the right one but I'm just so sorry for his owners and so glad not to be in their shoes. And sad for Henry and his little frazzled brain on the puppy Green Mile  :'(
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Post by: Sorted. on Apr 03, 2012, 11:16:21 AM
My iPad  - and the Stacemeister, who cut my poached egg on toast up for me this morning without laughing!

Oh and the sunshine in Brighton!
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Post by: BabyBoy on Apr 03, 2012, 01:19:46 PM
Self respect and love.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Apr 03, 2012, 02:29:51 PM
...and the big eye needles and thick cotton I bought recently - should make the sewing a bit easier.... :-\
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Post by: sealion on Apr 03, 2012, 08:40:24 PM
The guy who took my cv seriously.

The kind neighbour who left a bag of rhubarb on my door yesterday.

Who ever invented bergamot fruit, coz they're yummy and uplifting with a gorgeous smell.
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Post by: dukovearl on Apr 03, 2012, 09:22:13 PM
The people I used to work with. They keep on being great.  :D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 11, 2012, 02:30:13 AM
Aspirin.  I'm grateful for ASPIRIN.
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Post by: Leka on Apr 11, 2012, 02:39:55 AM
The joy of air conditioning.
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Post by: Coniglia on Apr 11, 2012, 11:05:23 AM
That I didn't resign yesterday. It means I can do it today if things remain awful  >:(
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Post by: Blythe on Apr 11, 2012, 06:28:43 PM
Resilience under bombardment.

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Post by: MissNomer on Apr 11, 2012, 06:53:54 PM
Calm, and kinder chocolate
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Post by: animalnitrate on Apr 11, 2012, 10:18:36 PM
Clean sheets.
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Post by: animalnitrate on Apr 12, 2012, 04:53:28 PM
.. And today, I am enormously grateful simply because I do not live in Enfield.

*shudder*
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Apr 13, 2012, 11:31:35 PM
Grateful for a truly super friend and her mother and a wonderful dinner, long chats, the permanent marker pen I had in my bag and to finally be home.
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Post by: MissNomer on Apr 13, 2012, 11:42:53 PM
^That's lovely  :)

I'm grateful that the toughest decision in my life is which beautiful, safe (relatively) and welcoming country to live in for the next few years. I'm grateful for the education that earned me this "problem" and the struggles that have made me capable of handling it (even if the handling comes with a lot of whinging/ranting/emotional fitting). I'm grateful for the accident of birth within a "poor" Canadian family that put me on top of the world, and not in a ditch - diseased, famished and terrorized - awaiting an acceptable age for rape. I'm grateful for my gorgeous family, who's gorgeousness makes this decision so difficult and who promise they're with me no matter what. I'm grateful for my father's cancer, and it's kicking me in the gut for not appreciating every second I have with my family, and making me aware enough of my family's gorgeousness to be so tortured. And I'm grateful I've not become loathed on GB for my continual negativity. And for leftover vodka that needed finishing off.  :-*
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Post by: animalnitrate on Apr 15, 2012, 06:10:02 PM
I'm grateful for an exceedingly helpful (completely undeserved) email in the middle of the night. And for homemade brownie.
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Post by: Leznurse on Apr 15, 2012, 09:10:41 PM
A very pleasant shift 8)
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Post by: Guineapig on Apr 15, 2012, 09:14:19 PM
I am grateful for Inappropriate's girl friend.
Very.
 :-*
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Apr 15, 2012, 10:58:55 PM
So much. I can't possibly list it all.
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Post by: Tak on Apr 19, 2012, 05:42:45 PM
Time to get stuff done, may be the last chance for the foreseeable.
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Post by: SilverFoxUK on Apr 19, 2012, 09:05:11 PM
Very nice working conditions
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 25, 2012, 07:20:34 PM
I'm grateful for the gratitude journal thread which is now making my stomach muscles hurt.
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Post by: Dizz on Apr 26, 2012, 12:02:28 AM
Skype. :D
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Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Apr 26, 2012, 09:25:16 PM
I am grateful for Bing's picture of the day.
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Post by: Tak on Apr 27, 2012, 07:23:12 PM
Think this one comes under big. The incomes officer locating the 'missing' rent payments. it may have taken her most of the afternoon but it is done and the account is now balanced,phew what a relief!. Also gratitude to Tradey for the use of her scanner which helped form a paper trail which contributed to solving the case.

Also the back gate now locks and the front door now opens hurrah for total access!!
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Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Apr 27, 2012, 10:20:12 PM
I got a free DIY daisie kit.

I'm gonna plant the seeds and watch them become beautiful flowers!
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Post by: Dizz on Apr 29, 2012, 02:58:46 PM
Hot baths, central heating and some decent nosh! :D

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Post by: Empress Delilah on Apr 30, 2012, 06:35:46 PM
That I worked a whole shift and didn't get rained on once.
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Post by: Guineapig on Apr 30, 2012, 09:36:05 PM
Steam rooms and saunas.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Apr 30, 2012, 09:36:43 PM
oh GP, that does sound good.... WANT!
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Post by: Guineapig on Apr 30, 2012, 09:39:29 PM
I really am incredibly blessed.
Every day, pretty much, since the accident, I've gone to train in one of the beautiful gyms I teach in.
That in itself is something to be thankful for.
But since the cast came off I've been able to do my massage and physio in the steam room.
The heat has made such a difference to my recovery of my range of motion.
Amazing.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Apr 30, 2012, 09:41:48 PM
 :D you are very sensible... i may have to join a proper gym in london with sauna and steam room. It makes such a difference with recovery, and i am recovering constantly.

I like your ideas GP
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Post by: Guineapig on Apr 30, 2012, 09:55:23 PM
I have another idea! Come with me on a free trial!
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Post by: GoldenPower on Apr 30, 2012, 10:22:59 PM
^ What I want to know is do any of your circus buddies teach flips privately? IM me some details/costs etc. I haven't got a ton of cash lying around, but I'm willing to sacrifice most other things to get the cash for lessons with a good teacher that will help me achieve what I want in the fastest time possible. Thanks. I know you're busy and stuff, but if you know anyone, please IM me.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Apr 30, 2012, 10:39:51 PM
GP u r well fit, and im am well... not! i would be well embarrased. but i shall take you up me thinks...
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Guineapig on May 01, 2012, 08:37:30 AM
^ What I want to know is do any of your circus buddies teach flips privately? IM me some details/costs etc. I haven't got a ton of cash lying around, but I'm willing to sacrifice most other things to get the cash for lessons with a good teacher that will help me achieve what I want in the fastest time possible. Thanks. I know you're busy and stuff, but if you know anyone, please IM me.

Just seen this.
Yes, I know (and live with) aerialists that teach privately.

IM me if you're seriously interested. I will forget (guaranteed).
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Post by: Guineapig on May 01, 2012, 08:38:36 AM
GP u r well fit, and im am well... not! i would be well embarrased. but i shall take you up me thinks...

I'm doing physio in a steam room trying to flex and extend my left arm.
Seriously, you have nothing to be intimidated by!
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Post by: Amaury on May 01, 2012, 10:04:53 AM
I nearly did a Cat yesterday. Scary.
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Post by: wu wei on May 01, 2012, 05:39:39 PM
^You ok? *worries about the rate of incidents on GB, lately*
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Post by: Amaury on May 01, 2012, 08:24:43 PM
Grateful that the driver saw me and humbled by my idiotic behaviour so yes, ok!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on May 02, 2012, 05:41:25 PM
I am grateful that my apartment complex has nice maintenance men.

(One did leave the toilet seat up yesterday, but that's okay.)

Shame, they were considerate enough to ask this morning if the noise would disturb the rabbits. So the buns are now hanging out in (and destroying) my bedroom. But I don't want them traumatized.
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Post by: wu wei on May 13, 2012, 12:26:01 AM
I'm grateful about creativity and poetry and inspiration
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: PearlD1va on May 13, 2012, 01:26:26 AM
That I am NOT a teacher. Exam craziness going on in my house right now. Housemate a teacher.
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Post by: Chewwy on May 13, 2012, 05:56:32 AM
My honeys gave me such a welcome when i got in.  :D
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Post by: PushingThru on May 14, 2012, 02:12:02 AM
A nice warm bed and roof over my head :)
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Post by: Guineapig on May 14, 2012, 09:12:23 AM
A blissful night's sleep, sunshine, friends and a small cup of coffee.
What would make everything perfect is a pin to pop a blister with.
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Post by: TopoftheRock on May 14, 2012, 11:32:33 PM
A blissful night's sleep, sunshine, friends and a small cup of coffee.
What would make everything perfect is a pin to pop a blister with.

This is what happens when you go and spoil yourself with an Oyster card  :P London is a lovely place to walk about when you can't cycle. Try it when it's not raining.
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Post by: Guineapig on May 14, 2012, 11:36:21 PM
I bought some safety pins...
*whips off socks*
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: kesstrel on May 15, 2012, 12:01:50 AM
I'm grateful that she's ok and that emergency surgery went well and she's out safe and sound. Feeling a bit floored right now.
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Post by: Zeddy on May 18, 2012, 11:14:29 AM
British Gas Boiler Breakdown Cover. I am very very grateful for my landlord having it.
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Post by: PearlD1va on May 19, 2012, 11:55:11 AM
The sunshine, and the birdsong :)
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Post by: BabyBoy on May 20, 2012, 02:01:30 PM
muddles' new Marilyn avatar -what a gorgeous pic.
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Post by: lightning star on May 20, 2012, 10:40:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9t68k8hIKg&feature=related

Music - this gig saved my week :D

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Post by: Skyler on May 21, 2012, 10:44:22 PM
Trees. I climbed one really high, til the point of leg shake, this evening, for the first time in ages. It was bloody lovely sitting up there listening to the birds and watching the setting sun.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: lightning star on May 30, 2012, 09:40:15 PM
Some moments of grace.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Amaury on Jun 02, 2012, 09:24:59 AM
Thanks Ryanair for letting me on a very obviously outsized bag.  :)
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Post by: minty on Jun 02, 2012, 01:23:57 PM
I am grateful for lots of things.  Health, friends, opportunities. 
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Post by: Blythe on Jun 05, 2012, 08:30:42 PM
Technology!  By that I mean FOX who came here yesterday and gave me a laptop that WORKS and a little speaker that means I can listen to all my favourite tunes whilst I am on GB, and I can open emails properly and skype and just about anything. 
AND AND AND a tin of tuna for the cat AND mulled wine for me and her!  And chocolate for the offspring!

Thank you!

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: two monkeys on Jun 05, 2012, 09:14:43 PM
Thanks Ryanair for letting me on a very obviously outsized bag.  :)

Jesus! They're not even flying people in planes anymore??
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Post by: Peca on Jun 05, 2012, 09:19:35 PM
Only six nights shifts left and then it's all over.
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Post by: unhamburger on Jun 05, 2012, 09:21:35 PM
Doing enough work to get me through this assignment (I hope).
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Post by: ozlala on Jun 05, 2012, 09:26:25 PM
A little under 3 weeks until I arrive in London... Oh and spending the last week touring Italy with my mum and sister.
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Post by: Grey on Jun 05, 2012, 09:55:30 PM
two state road trip! first one with dog
stayed with lovely friends
dog rose to the occasion beautifully and was declared "delightful" and spoiled beyond her little doggy dreams including steak every day
home now kissed and cuddled and well stuffed us two *urp* sent off with parcels and books and food and fantastic from early morn til late into the night conversations swirling through my mind
and one had that affectionate matchmaking look in her eye again that makes me laugh
all exhaustingly lovely
*sigh*
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: TopoftheRock on Jul 01, 2012, 12:32:43 AM
The friends I spent the evening with, the friends I'm hiking with tomorrow and my kid telling me about the best shift she had today.

She had an unexpected education in Portuguese wine for a wine tasting event and they were all so good they got good tips and was recommended by the company to be used for their next events. :D :D :D
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jul 01, 2012, 10:31:26 AM
^ Yay, that's excellent news, Toppy. You can be really proud of your daughter.
grateful for the lovely weather this weekend and the company of even lovelier ladies last night and on the hike today. That's how I love my weekends.  ;D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: TopoftheRock on Jul 02, 2012, 12:40:04 AM
Thanks SG, and exactly all you said although my legs are really aching now. That's never happened before. I'm sure they'll be right again by Pride again.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jul 02, 2012, 09:06:56 AM
Sunshine and flipflops.
Mainly.
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Post by: Heronhouse Santa on Jul 02, 2012, 11:10:47 AM
A long weekend and a pretty blond;)
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jul 03, 2012, 12:33:30 AM
1 week of actually teaching left...
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Post by: Amaury on Jul 04, 2012, 10:19:52 PM
I finally have a babysitter for Pride night!  :D :D :D
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Post by: Leznurse on Jul 04, 2012, 10:43:14 PM
^ that's great news Mallaury have a lovely time and hope you are not still on crutches  :)
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Jul 04, 2012, 11:06:00 PM
I finally have a babysitter for Pride night!  :D :D :D

Groovy! I'm guessing you are not going to waste it at Unskinny Bop. Or will yah? :D
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Post by: Peca on Jul 04, 2012, 11:13:55 PM
That 14 hours later, I'm finally home from work, showered and relaxing.
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Post by: Amaury on Jul 04, 2012, 11:44:45 PM
No more crutches and undecided about where to go.
<-- actively planning
Very exciting  :D
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Post by: Leznurse on Jul 05, 2012, 01:42:28 AM
Hooray  :D Soul Naturelle sounds the way to go; although unskinny bop was hiliarious.  I wish I was London bound this weekend instead of shitty nights >:(
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Post by: Guineapig on Jul 05, 2012, 10:16:05 AM
*remembers Unskinny Bop*
 ::)

Mallary.....don't. do. it.
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Post by: scout on Jul 05, 2012, 10:25:29 AM
That I'm on my way home after 3 weeks on the road and have 3 days with my gal.  I don't even care that the mania will start again on Monday.
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Jul 05, 2012, 12:11:03 PM
Grateful I finish work at 12 today. Otherwise I would need someone to post bail for me.

Just saying.
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Jul 05, 2012, 12:16:42 PM
I'm glad that you are off this afternoon and therefore less likely to incur an arrest charge.
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Post by: Amaury on Jul 05, 2012, 01:35:12 PM
*remembers Unskinny Bop*
 ::)

Mallary.....don't. do. it.

Last on the list  :)
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Post by: Peca on Jul 05, 2012, 09:05:16 PM
The friends that are open hearted and open minded.
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Post by: ScarletBea on Jul 06, 2012, 01:55:39 PM
It's friday
I finally got my period and my mood is improving
Had a critical talk with my boss
I'm meeting a good friend tomorrow
I'll be able to sleep a bit longer
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Amaury on Jul 12, 2012, 08:53:23 PM
receiving the olympics/paralympics tickets
bumping into a friend
going back to the gym
being 4 months coffee and alcohol free
reading with the boy
planning our holiday
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Post by: Guineapig on Jul 12, 2012, 10:48:31 PM
A lot of elbow related stuff.....morphine and friends.
 :)
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Post by: Sandow on Jul 13, 2012, 07:59:50 PM
The time off work coming up soon. Far from lazing around or partying, I plan to be a hermit and use every hour of those days on habit reprogramming.
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Post by: whatdifferencedoesitmake on Jul 13, 2012, 09:05:56 PM
Dinner
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Post by: Peca on Jul 16, 2012, 08:36:38 AM
The Eurostar
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Post by: Muddles on Jul 16, 2012, 01:40:11 PM
A ham sandwich  :P
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Post by: Quack on Jul 17, 2012, 01:38:29 PM
Just found out that apparently I overpaid my university fees a few years ago and they are giving me a ú400 refund.  :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: pars on Jul 17, 2012, 01:48:36 PM
That I don't have to be anywhere today weeping as I am crampy and achey  :D



Weeping?  That should say seeing. Damn you autocorrect!
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jul 18, 2012, 12:51:05 PM
Cancelling my last day in work tmz. Horrah! Its my last day today now.
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Post by: Blythe on Jul 18, 2012, 03:06:59 PM
Nurofen and no lessons to teach this afternoon.

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Post by: valerie on Jul 20, 2012, 04:52:06 PM
1/2 way thru 2012. 2013=my magic year! london
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Post by: BabyBoy on Jul 24, 2012, 01:43:35 PM
My lovely neighbour from higher up in my block. She rescued me from the noisy hell in my flat, fed me, let me stay until midnight when it quietened down and it turned into a lovely evening as she has a young Spanish film student staying, and we talked about art and they loved my paintings. :)
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Post by: Skyler on Jul 24, 2012, 08:54:47 PM
Water. Mainly to drink.
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Post by: BumsofSTúúL on Jul 24, 2012, 10:12:40 PM
Finally the DVD arrived by post, have been looking forward to watching this film in all it's entirety not just bits of it on YouTube.
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Post by: PushingThru on Jul 24, 2012, 10:17:56 PM
Aspirin
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Post by: peejaybee on Jul 24, 2012, 10:20:17 PM
The absolutely amazingly beautiful weather!
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Post by: valerie on Jul 25, 2012, 07:30:08 PM
Friends---
Love---
Affection---
Good health---
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Post by: PushingThru on Jul 25, 2012, 08:40:06 PM
A desk fan.
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Post by: largelushlass on Jul 25, 2012, 09:06:39 PM
A desk fan.





OMG Yes
But also I have many many demons, issues, etc  if you like, but to balance and I  thought I had NO balance but I do and fortunately i have such loving women in  my life that I am so truly grateful for, for me the loving relationships that I have and Which i find so very difficult but rewarding!!!  ;D ;D
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Jul 26, 2012, 10:24:24 AM
My girlfriend, my family, friends, the Internet, television, tea.
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Post by: Underdog on Jul 26, 2012, 12:43:42 PM
I'm grateful for the sunshine and for the fact I live in Tooting. That means I'm grabbing a dosa masala, followed by some vegan ice cream and I'm gonna spend the day bumming around taking pictures.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Aug 06, 2012, 09:44:04 PM
The person who left a bottle of proseca at my flat during my recent party... its going down well now.
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Post by: valerie on Aug 06, 2012, 11:29:54 PM
The person who left a bottle of proseca at my flat during my recent party... its going down well now.
fantastic! I have acquired quite a taste for that.
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Post by: Leka on Aug 16, 2012, 09:30:03 AM
Today I'm grateful for my Mum and how amazing she is.

In fact, I'm grateful for her every single day. Well, except for the small and rare occasions when we fight, but that's usually because I'm being a brat and they go away quickly, then I'm grateful for her again. ;D
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Post by: pars on Aug 16, 2012, 09:32:48 PM
The lovely lovely technicians at my college, who have found me a desk to work at .. And even set me up with a mini workshop with a mini rotary saw and everything!  Waaaay beyond their call of duty.. They are awesome.
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Post by: fat fairy on Aug 17, 2012, 03:18:41 AM
Good friends that let you talk shit at them all night about your crap no matter how monotonous the same wine fueled rant gets  :-*
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Post by: Chablis on Aug 17, 2012, 05:31:00 PM
My mum, as my washing machine is broken and she is doing all my washing, and as a special treat for her today, Ive stripped the beds  ;D
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Post by: B.O.B. on Aug 17, 2012, 06:15:00 PM
Hot water! Our boiler has been broken for at least three months (fortunately we have an electric shower), and we finally got around to replacing it today. Will be nice to have a bath, and to wash up without boiling the kettle first.
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Post by: largelushlass on Aug 17, 2012, 07:40:51 PM
I feel grateful for a bit calm today and people never ever cease to amaze and sometimes this is in the negative manner but this today is in a positive manner in that some people just deal with their shit with such integrity and I feel humbled for today anyway!! ;D
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Post by: Coniglia on Aug 17, 2012, 08:02:00 PM
Self control.  Which means that there have been no casualties today.  >:(
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Post by: Coniglia on Aug 17, 2012, 08:37:01 PM
^ he he, best not to ask  ;)

Today I slept through the alarm and the day went rapidly downhill from then.  Plus, there seemed to be a department wide conspiracy to wind me up.  It worked.
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Post by: kate b on Aug 17, 2012, 08:43:57 PM
A reasonable lupus week.
Some encouraging signs of improvement from my mother.
Having got through yesterday.
Sun, sun and more sun.
Sleep, sleep and more sleep.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 21, 2012, 10:57:00 PM
That my motorbike is finally running again.  :D
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Post by: Amaury on Aug 21, 2012, 11:00:46 PM
Excellent! Did you get a new set of keys?
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Post by: Grey on Aug 21, 2012, 11:03:17 PM
saw my kid who bought me lunch
showed me around his new flat
had great conversation mostly politics
he is such a raving feminist  8)
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Post by: Amaury on Aug 21, 2012, 11:06:48 PM
^Good upbringing ;)
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Post by: pars on Aug 21, 2012, 11:24:34 PM
Ah, my nephew who came to stay washed up his own plate after he'd made his salad to take to rounders. He was a guest, so I wouldn't expect that. It was super cute to see, I was very proud!
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Post by: MzB on Aug 22, 2012, 07:38:16 PM
Pizza. And friendship.
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Post by: Skyler on Aug 22, 2012, 11:15:14 PM
saw my kid who bought me lunch
showed me around his new flat
had great conversation mostly politics
he is such a raving feminist  8)

Top job.

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Post by: unhamburger on Aug 23, 2012, 02:50:08 PM
Changing the blades in the lawnmower, even though it didn't look like they needed replacing. It made a job I hate tolerable, and it actually looks like I cut the grass :D.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 23, 2012, 10:38:55 PM
My motorbike is running again and I did my first proper ride again today  :D

I had a lovely meeting with nice colleagues in my LGBT group  :D

I just had a bottle of one of the finest beers I've ever tasted!  ;D
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Post by: Vagabond on Aug 24, 2012, 11:14:20 PM
Good n solid friends.  :)
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Post by: unhamburger on Aug 28, 2012, 09:11:41 PM
My first commisioned design looking good when made up, not cocking anything up before I went on holiday, the garage having time to MOT my car today, my car passing the MOT and quietly falling asleep on the sofa at the end of a tired day.
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Post by: Plus One on Aug 28, 2012, 10:35:26 PM
Gf...she's a love.

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Post by: PushingThru on Aug 28, 2012, 11:32:16 PM
Tea
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Post by: Mr on Aug 29, 2012, 01:02:04 PM
My Mrs, she is pretty wonderful. We spent day with my family yesterday and my nieces adore her. She is so good with them and I'm very lucky to have her. I'm going to cook her a special meal today, dunno what yet.
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Post by: MzB on Aug 29, 2012, 10:10:31 PM
One of the best massages I have ever had. I feel like I left a ton of rubble under the massage table. What a relief.
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Post by: kate b on Aug 29, 2012, 10:17:11 PM
(The children's) bedtime.
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Post by: Grey on Aug 30, 2012, 02:42:28 PM
taking out the rubbish here means paying for each bag(and pulling overalls on over pj's to drive it down the mountain road)
it's $5
I had 10 in euros 20 in canadian eh? and 10 in british

pockets and jars and tins and car
I scraped enough $ and now my place is garbage free
first mug of tea
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Post by: MzB on Aug 30, 2012, 02:49:11 PM
^ Great accent, Grey. Had me fooled there for a minute, eh?
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Post by: Grey on Aug 30, 2012, 02:52:49 PM
poutine?
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Post by: MzB on Aug 30, 2012, 03:04:02 PM
^ Oh, just a little one. Thank you.
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Post by: PushingThru on Sep 03, 2012, 01:05:55 AM
My nice comfortable bed.
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Post by: Heronhouse Santa on Sep 03, 2012, 01:19:29 AM
Good mates...supportive, funny and calming in all the right measures when I needed them:)
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Post by: PushingThru on Sep 04, 2012, 11:26:39 PM
^ hope you're ok?
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Post by: danae on Sep 05, 2012, 05:21:57 PM
antidepressants, counselling and cheap wine
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Post by: Leka on Sep 05, 2012, 05:23:36 PM
As usual, my Mum.
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Post by: PushingThru on Sep 05, 2012, 09:44:58 PM
I'll be grateful for arborio rice in a minute  :D
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Post by: Skyler on Sep 05, 2012, 09:48:12 PM
Friends that make delicious food.
Friends that tell very funny stories with good voices and hand gestures.
Friends that smell nice when you hug them.
Going downhill on my bike.
Happy dogs bounding through long grass.
Work mates that make me laugh.
My housemate.
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Post by: pars on Sep 05, 2012, 10:36:41 PM
Chicken sandwiches.
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 09, 2012, 01:37:09 AM
A lovely evening with a fantastic bunch of lesbians.
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Post by: minty on Sep 09, 2012, 03:28:37 AM
Friends that I feel I can connect with.   
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Post by: Plus One on Sep 09, 2012, 11:21:40 AM
That my hangover is fairly mild and my memories are vague and fuzzy and warm. :)
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Post by: સરસ on Sep 09, 2012, 11:41:46 AM
That my hangover is fairly mild and my memories are vague and fuzzy and warm. :)

Yet I must speak softly softly and not move around too much when in the same room?

Butch walk demonstration rings a bell?  ;D

You are so camp!  :-*
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Post by: Plus One on Sep 09, 2012, 11:51:50 AM
You are deaf and shouty... I am delicate and have fine acting skills  :P
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Post by: સરસ on Sep 09, 2012, 11:55:04 AM
I  have fine acting skills  :P

In that case can you act out a whole scene where you make me breakfast and I will score your acting skills.. ;D

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Post by: Meryl Streep Fan Club on Sep 09, 2012, 06:43:22 PM
People to party with.

BIG  :-* :-* :-* to LOTS of lovely people.

Thank you.  :)
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Post by: Chablis on Sep 09, 2012, 06:47:04 PM
Wish I had been there :-[
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Post by: Meryl Streep Fan Club on Sep 09, 2012, 07:28:07 PM
^ There was a large glass of wine waiting for you.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Sep 09, 2012, 07:30:32 PM
Glad it went well RC.
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Post by: Sorted. on Sep 09, 2012, 07:46:39 PM
You were a fabulous hostess, RC!  Super party.
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Post by: PeterParker on Sep 09, 2012, 08:04:59 PM
The paralympics!
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Post by: Meryl Streep Fan Club on Sep 09, 2012, 09:42:29 PM
Glad it went well RC.

Thank you.  :D

You were a fabulous hostess, RC!  Super party.

Aw. :-*  I was just anxious that people may not have enough to eat or drink. Though, I have a wheelie bin FULL of empties and still have more to drink in the house than before the party. How can this be?  8)
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Post by: Sorted. on Sep 09, 2012, 09:50:57 PM
^its the goddess of parties trying to encourage you to do it all again!
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Post by: k_ on Sep 09, 2012, 09:53:00 PM
^^thanks terrific party Red C!   :)
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Sep 10, 2012, 12:11:28 AM
Grand evening RC! Thank you.  :-*
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Post by: Plus One on Sep 10, 2012, 01:55:55 AM
People who host cracking parties.  :-*
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 10, 2012, 07:13:57 PM
The kid at the filling station who rushed to clean my windows.  Like it was 1969 or something.
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 10, 2012, 11:46:30 PM
People who host cracking parties.  :-*

I wish I'd seen the butch walk. :D
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Post by: Plus One on Sep 11, 2012, 07:05:47 AM
People who host cracking parties.  :-*

I wish I'd seen the butch walk. :D

It wasn't very butch...or even a little bit  :-\
It was supposed to be a reenactment of my film debut ...which was stunning naturally!  ;) :D
Somehow, in reliving my glory, it turned out to be more John Inman than John Wayne.  :P
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Post by: Sophie on Sep 11, 2012, 08:33:16 PM
My friends.
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Post by: PeterParker on Sep 11, 2012, 10:16:10 PM
Good health. Inspiration. Imagination. Passion.
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 13, 2012, 12:43:38 PM
For a squeaking tendon and no moving screw. :D
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Post by: Plus One on Sep 13, 2012, 05:54:58 PM
My w@anker supervisor leaving ... yeee fooking ha!!!
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 14, 2012, 01:29:30 PM
Tea, a drink with jam and bread.
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Post by: Coniglia on Sep 15, 2012, 02:01:26 AM
^ That brings us back to do oh oh oh... now stuck in my head  ::)
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Sep 15, 2012, 09:49:01 AM
It got stuck in mine, too. It made me have bread and jam for my lunch yesterday.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 15, 2012, 04:21:42 PM
^^ Ha ha ha ha ha.  You two.

I'm a whole new woman today and I'm back to coffee.  Maybe I'll post the Coffee Cantata.

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Post by: Uncle Pants on Sep 15, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMJS0ti6P0s
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 15, 2012, 04:34:20 PM
^That's my day right there, UP.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Sep 15, 2012, 04:37:43 PM
I'm having chai.
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Post by: સરસ on Sep 15, 2012, 04:47:51 PM
I finally managed to find a way to skip photobucket's way of downloading lots of videos and photos from my phone without having to e-mail myself a 100 photos one at a time!!

Facebook friends.. be afraid.. be very afraid!! heh :D
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 16, 2012, 10:01:52 PM
^ you're lethal with that phone ;)

I'm grateful for all the new people in my life.
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Post by: BioL0gical on Sep 16, 2012, 10:53:00 PM
Ex being all weird and not wanting to be friends any more. I'm grateful because any last bit of attraction to her is now well and truly gone.
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Post by: Coniglia on Sep 17, 2012, 05:39:28 PM
The three girls on their way home from school who helped me up and picked up the contents of my handbag when I fell over this afternoon
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 17, 2012, 06:10:47 PM
Coniglia, Did they look just like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR1vIkRpzzo

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Post by: Coniglia on Sep 17, 2012, 06:30:26 PM
Ah Thais, you do have a youtube clip for every occasion!  :D 

(Although I always think of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SNtGk_6Z7o when I hear that song!)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 17, 2012, 06:53:13 PM
Yeah, drag queens can't resist Yum Yum.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Sep 17, 2012, 07:16:27 PM
I finally found the German bakery in Ham/Richmond and indulged in delicious bread, cake, sausage and malt beer. And the best thing is... they are now having a stall at Borough Market so I don't have to travel so far next time.  ;D
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Post by: Sophie on Sep 17, 2012, 07:22:10 PM
a cup of tea, a cupcake and Downton Abbey on itv player... it's made up for today's general crappiness.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Sep 17, 2012, 07:40:49 PM
Wonderful new staff.
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Post by: Sleepybear on Sep 19, 2012, 06:02:10 PM
That the shop was open, it is just down the road and I have a Beer!!!

 ;D
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Post by: unhamburger on Sep 25, 2012, 08:10:01 PM
Changing my socks when I changed out of my work clothes into my slobbing round in the evening clothes. It's making me feel refreshed.
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Post by: PushingThru on Sep 25, 2012, 08:16:39 PM
Kindle. Is keeping me entertained.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Sep 26, 2012, 09:26:01 AM
I like the name Beaky.
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Post by: valerie on Sep 26, 2012, 08:16:32 PM
Wonderful new staff.
fantastic,D.!!!! Does your school have debate?
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Post by: largelushlass on Sep 26, 2012, 10:07:09 PM
I am grateful for my fullfilling afternoon at work, spending some time with children who's little faces lit up as we talked and played. I then drove home through Epping Forest through High Beach all the different shades of green on the tree's was amazing and the sun was shining. I have known Epping Forest since a child and I am still amazed at it's beauty ;D
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Post by: dukovearl on Sep 29, 2012, 04:21:38 PM
Aldi. We can still eat until payday.
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Post by: valerie on Sep 29, 2012, 06:01:06 PM
peace of mind & a cereal>crispy wheat & rice flakes with almonds & fresh raspberries .
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Oct 02, 2012, 01:04:56 PM
Having received the first session of pain treatment at my chiropractor's. Feeling already a bit better :)
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Post by: Vagabond on Oct 02, 2012, 08:04:17 PM
My lovely GP.  :)
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Post by: valerie on Oct 02, 2012, 10:42:11 PM
the wind blowing through all the trees in my back yard. . . looks good,sounds good.
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Post by: Skyler on Oct 03, 2012, 02:02:42 AM
The "almost 13" year old who responded to my inane comment with a withering look, leaving her mother to reply, oblivious. She has alerted me to the fact that I have slunk, hitherto unawares, into the territory of adults that make you cringe and wonder why they even exist.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 03, 2012, 12:33:46 PM
That i have a doctor's appt. in the middle of the day tomorrow,subsequently, i can exercise in the morningshop after the appointment . YAY! no work
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Post by: Porridge on Oct 03, 2012, 09:56:15 PM
For being able to get out of work 2 hours earlier than on a 'normal' day.
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Post by: PushingThru on Oct 03, 2012, 10:23:38 PM
I'm really appreciating a number of posts on gingerbeer today  :)
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Post by: valerie on Oct 04, 2012, 12:03:24 AM
classical music
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Post by: valerie on Oct 10, 2012, 12:10:55 AM
I'm really appreciating a number of posts on gingerbeer today  :)
i agree...good vibes
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Post by: Tak on Oct 11, 2012, 11:13:50 PM
My clever postie who hid my parcel behind some yellow pages by the front door instead of putting one of those red cards in the letter box. Very grateful I don't have to make a trip to the post office.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 12, 2012, 01:03:41 AM
Zavateri "concerto no.12 in G major
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Post by: Amaury on Oct 13, 2012, 12:29:43 PM
Friendship, the Internet, the sun shining!
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Oct 13, 2012, 01:31:11 PM
Weekends and half term approaching
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Oct 13, 2012, 09:10:18 PM
Sleeping in my own warm, cozy bed tonight after a very chilly and uncomfy spell in aa flimsy sleeping bag and surrounded by snorrers during my Battle of Hastings re-enactment last night. I just soooooo love my bed!
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Post by: valerie on Oct 14, 2012, 12:23:07 AM
Sleeping in my own warm, cozy bed tonight after a very chilly and uncomfy spell in aa flimsy sleeping bag and surrounded by snorrers during my Battle of Hastings re-enactment last night. I just soooooo love my bed!
that reenactment sounds like a cool experience!
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Post by: featheroflead on Oct 14, 2012, 12:38:02 PM
My best friend who came to my house last night with wine because I was in an awful mood  :-*
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Oct 14, 2012, 05:17:53 PM
Sleeping in my own warm, cozy bed tonight after a very chilly and uncomfy spell in aa flimsy sleeping bag and surrounded by snorrers during my Battle of Hastings re-enactment last night. I just soooooo love my bed!
that reenactment sounds like a cool experience!

It is cool indeed: shivering in your sleeping bag whilst the rain or the mists creep through the tent fabric, huddling around the fire box to dry the smelly, damp wool clothes, lol. Though the latter is always a great time as it includes singing naughty songs and lots of booze.  ;D
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Post by: Blythe on Oct 14, 2012, 06:26:39 PM
A lovely gf who brought me breakfast in bed and friends last night who offered support and a shoulder to cry on if needed. 
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Post by: valerie on Oct 14, 2012, 07:53:18 PM
Sleeping in my own warm, cozy bed tonight after a very chilly and uncomfy spell in aa flimsy sleeping bag and surrounded by snorrers during my Battle of Hastings re-enactment last night. I just soooooo love my bed!
that reenactment sounds like a cool experience!

It is cool indeed: shivering in your sleeping bag whilst the rain or the mists creep through the tent fabric, huddling around the fire box to dry the smelly, damp wool clothes, lol. Though the latter is always a great time as it includes singing naughty songs and lots of booze.  ;D
Truly an accurate description of the 1066 environment>especially the  singing &boozing. At the least, this experience would inspire one to be happier about modern comforts...although, i believe battles haven't changed too much
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Post by: Splashy on Oct 14, 2012, 07:57:35 PM
This is really shallow....but Pizza. It really does hit the spot sometimes.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 14, 2012, 07:59:45 PM
This is really shallow....but Pizza. It really does hit the spot sometimes.
shallow, no sometimes we have this insatiable,delectable drive to satisfy our taste buds. Yesterday,Splash,like you,i craved pizza & it was a great experience!
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Post by: Splashy on Oct 14, 2012, 08:05:18 PM
OMG Valerie, you made that pizza sound soooooo sexy :)
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Post by: Coniglia on Oct 14, 2012, 10:19:14 PM
Tea.  And Downton Abbey.
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Post by: Chablis on Oct 14, 2012, 11:08:29 PM
My eldest is getting back on his feet, got a job, getting a car and a new girlfriend, Im relived
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Post by: Musette on Oct 15, 2012, 12:56:45 AM
^ That's great news!

I am grateful for the wonderful people in my life. And central heating.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Oct 15, 2012, 03:56:50 PM
Another day off work with good food and great stuff to read and the prospect of flying to Gibraltar to meet some lovely friends in two days.  8)
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Post by: fat fairy on Oct 16, 2012, 12:23:46 AM
A day off tomorrow and a road trip  8)
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Post by: Chewwy on Oct 16, 2012, 12:32:44 AM
Kalms.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 20, 2012, 01:36:34 PM
recovery- - -back to stellar health
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Oct 20, 2012, 09:27:14 PM
That's good the hear Val. Up & onwards.  :)
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Post by: Sorted. on Oct 20, 2012, 09:35:34 PM
Cheesy Balls.

That's right.
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Oct 20, 2012, 09:50:04 PM
My wonderful g/f and the fact that finally, after so many years of living in transit, I feel as though I am home.
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Post by: Musette on Oct 22, 2012, 01:14:01 AM
My wonderful g/f and the fact that finally, after so many years of living in transit, I feel as though I am home.

Aw PBA, that's such a lovely feeling :)
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Post by: Bernard on Oct 23, 2012, 12:31:57 AM
WIMMIN!

(however big or small  ;D )
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Post by: Bizoute on Oct 23, 2012, 12:36:29 AM
^Little Women?
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Oct 23, 2012, 12:43:42 AM
Collectable miniatures?
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Oct 23, 2012, 01:00:54 PM
The treatment sessions with my chiropractor.
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Post by: PushingThru on Oct 23, 2012, 08:55:38 PM
A training course that got me home at 5.15pm 
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Post by: valerie on Oct 23, 2012, 11:32:06 PM
According to most news experts,national & international, Obama won the final debate.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 24, 2012, 12:18:19 PM
good health...i can still arm wrestle & run!
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Post by: Splashy on Oct 24, 2012, 01:22:11 PM
That my dear friend is fixing my laptop tonight. Bless him :)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 25, 2012, 04:36:20 PM
Water proof shoes.
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Post by: Coniglia on Oct 25, 2012, 11:40:08 PM
^ just shoes?!  I hope that when you were teleported to Clapham an umbrella was included  ;)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 26, 2012, 11:00:41 AM
Yes ,, umbrella, thank you , and oyster  card. 

I'm going to have to start reading the I saw you thread.
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Post by: Coniglia on Oct 26, 2012, 12:29:02 PM
Yes ,, umbrella, thank you , and oyster  card. 

I'm going to have to start reading the I saw you thread.

Ah, but Tha´s, you are easily recognised by your head dress, no?  ;)
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Post by: Lust for Life on Oct 26, 2012, 03:49:13 PM
Sunshine
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Post by: Skyler on Oct 26, 2012, 04:13:07 PM
Bountiful hedgerows.
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Post by: Vagabond on Oct 26, 2012, 05:04:27 PM
Bountiful hedgerows.

^

I'm Jealous.  :)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 26, 2012, 06:38:31 PM
Coniglia , some men in a steel drum band started tapping  my head stress this  afternoon.
I cooperated .  Anything for music.

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Post by: MzB on Oct 26, 2012, 06:53:46 PM
^ Tapping your head stress, Thais? Is that like, um, trepanning?

It has always fascinated me.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 26, 2012, 07:17:39 PM
Anything is les s stressful  than tapping a mobile phone keyboard.
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Post by: MzB on Oct 26, 2012, 07:25:37 PM
^ I can only hope that you have access to lashings of tea.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 26, 2012, 07:29:02 PM
I've sworn off stimulants until I get over the jet lag.

Sleep sleep
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Post by: Musette on Oct 26, 2012, 09:00:50 PM
Tha´s, are you in London now? How exciting! :D
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Post by: Tak on Oct 27, 2012, 12:44:38 AM
Getting the chance to see Bully Boy before the run ended,grateful too that when the box office chap on the phone said he had some great seats for me he was telling the truth.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 27, 2012, 11:05:46 AM
yes , Musette, today I'm going for a boat ride!
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Post by: Musette on Oct 27, 2012, 11:12:57 AM
How are you finding it so far (London I mean)?

Have a wonderful time on the boat! The weather looks nice today :)
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Post by: valerie on Oct 27, 2012, 02:23:56 PM
thinking about the high waves at the beach last night.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 27, 2012, 07:35:53 PM
Oh Musette, London is so cheerful.  Every time I turn around someone is offering to help me .  Today I frolicked around Greenwich and paid my respects to the royal navy.  I'm not sure whether or not this would be considered standard lesbian behavior.
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Post by: MzB on Oct 27, 2012, 07:44:50 PM
Thais, will you be keeping a GB journal of your impressions of London? I hope so.

I must say, there is something about a sailor. So I think that's acceptable. Were you piped aboard? Did you salute?
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 27, 2012, 07:58:43 PM
Yes, sailors, mm'mm.

Nobody piped me aboard or serenaded me or anything else, but I enthusiastically salute anyone who offers help.


The message boards are one big  UK journal every o one are they not .        .aljournal
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Post by: MzB on Oct 27, 2012, 08:00:52 PM
^ Oh yes, mobile phone. Not so easy for journalling.
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Post by: Musette on Oct 27, 2012, 08:27:31 PM
I'm glad you're in south/south-east London Tha´s, it's the best part :D
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Post by: MzB on Oct 27, 2012, 08:29:02 PM
^ Ooh Musette. Controversial!
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Post by: Coniglia on Oct 27, 2012, 08:50:36 PM
I'm glad you're in south/south-east London Tha´s, it's the best part :D

Yep  :D
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Oct 27, 2012, 09:20:37 PM
Capes, in all their fabulous glory.
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Post by: Tak on Oct 27, 2012, 10:22:52 PM
Welcome to this fine city Thaisinseclusion, hope you are enjoying it.Sorry about the weather.


I am grateful for someone saying thank you,it seems a small thing but due to certain circumstances it was a very welcome acknowledgement.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 27, 2012, 10:36:37 PM
Thank you Tak.

I'm assessing as many quarters of London I possibly can.  By land and by sea .
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Post by: Musette on Oct 27, 2012, 11:32:45 PM
^ Ooh Musette. Controversial!

:o Nothing controversial about it MzB! And I was being generous by including the 'south' part.
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Post by: valerie on Oct 28, 2012, 11:39:12 AM
I'm glad you're in south/south-east London Tha´s, it's the best part :D
I need to investigate this section some time
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Post by: Heronhouse Santa on Oct 28, 2012, 10:16:16 PM
Friends friends friends friends:)
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Oct 28, 2012, 10:19:42 PM
I'm glad you're in south/south-east London Tha´s, it's the best part :D
I need to investigate this section some time

You really should val and if you don't mind I will take you around, I love it and was raised in SE London, although it has changed a great deal since then I can tell you what it looked like after the affects of WWII war in comparison to how it looks today and I can tell great stories as well (I need someone else to bore as my g/f falls alseep when I get going ;)).
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Post by: valerie on Oct 28, 2012, 10:27:07 PM
I'm glad you're in south/south-east London Tha´s, it's the best part :D
I need to investigate this section some time

You really should val and if you don't mind I will take you around, I love it and was raised in SE London, although it has changed a great deal since then I can tell you what it looked like after the affects of WWII war in comparison to how it looks today and I can tell great stories as well (I need someone else to bore as my g/f falls alseep when I get going ;)).
PBA, thank you. I would appreciate that! I will be there in 2013 as soon as I sell,buy & move! Your stories willnot bore me. I love learning anything & everything about London. Can't wait!
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Post by: Lust for Life on Oct 29, 2012, 01:33:40 PM
I think even my capacity for gratitude has shrunk :-\ :(
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Post by: Sophie on Oct 29, 2012, 05:00:05 PM
My new red duffel coat keeping me warm (even though it makes me look like Paddington Bear)
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Post by: valerie on Oct 29, 2012, 10:50:08 PM
a camel blazer that i wore. It's like waaaayyyyy old but in great shape & i received many compliments. Sometimes there are clothes that can just make you feel good by their color and texture.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Oct 29, 2012, 11:01:10 PM
Did the camel get cross whenyou nicked it?
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Post by: amaya on Oct 30, 2012, 09:11:20 AM
Yesterday I found out that Mr. Jobs Worthy, Nosy Parker is leaving.
So grateful, so grateful, thank you, thank you. Go quickly Mr. Jobs Worthy, Nosy Parker.
Its very sudden and his leaving card is in office to sign, not being distributed around the office. :o
Another Manager who came along to sort us all out with their silly monitoring, forms and pie charts hits the dust. ;D ;D

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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Oct 30, 2012, 10:59:38 AM
Waking up later :) and the electrician coming today. So, I will have light in my bathroom I only need hot water and I'll be happy ;)
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Post by: TheCJ on Oct 30, 2012, 11:54:07 AM
Good friends, finally a good sleep, and being able to get out of bed today.
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Post by: સરસ on Oct 30, 2012, 12:07:06 PM
Good friends, finally a good sleep, and being able to get out of bed today.

Good for sleeping kiddo.. now remember your new words..

Fuck it!! Fuck off!! and Fuck you!!

Now go learn and earn..  :-*

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Post by: pars on Oct 30, 2012, 01:42:40 PM
The download function on BBC iplayer. SO SUPERCOOL.

I watched Order and Disorder on the Tube last night. How freaking brilliant is that?
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Post by: betterthanaverage on Oct 30, 2012, 02:58:57 PM
I didn't realise there was a download feature on IPlayer. Does mean I can watch a programme any time I like on my laptop?
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Post by: Musette on Oct 30, 2012, 03:14:29 PM
^ yes :D
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Post by: valerie on Oct 30, 2012, 11:35:03 PM
fantastic,cool weather,low humidity, breezes...
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Post by: spanky @ass on Oct 31, 2012, 12:43:53 AM
Being the teachers pet. Wgy does it feel so good?
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Post by: valerie on Oct 31, 2012, 11:33:51 AM
a bloodweiser beer
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Post by: pars on Oct 31, 2012, 12:49:49 PM

I didn't realise there was a download feature on IPlayer. Does mean I can watch a programme any time I like on my laptop?

^ yes :D

Yes!  :D

It keeps for about 30 days, and when you start watching it, you get 6 days to watch it. That part is a bit annoying, but it's good enough.

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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Nov 07, 2012, 07:05:32 PM
The fact that I don't seem to have given Lesbobug 2012 to either my Adorable Partner or to the Lovely Family I was staying with.

Phew.
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Post by: TheCJ on Nov 07, 2012, 07:51:33 PM
TAAASSSTTTEEEBBUUDDSS!!!!

-happily licks everybody on Gingerbeer-
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Nov 07, 2012, 08:50:00 PM
CJ, I gather your taste buds have started earning their keep again.
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Post by: Coniglia on Nov 07, 2012, 09:09:56 PM
That I have managed to once again survive a portacath vs picc line debate without agreeing to either.  Phew.
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Post by: Guineapig on Nov 07, 2012, 09:40:11 PM
TAAASSSTTTEEEBBUUDDSS!!!!

-happily licks everybody on Gingerbeer-
Babe, there are some beeries you might not want to lick right now....
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Post by: TheCJ on Nov 07, 2012, 10:31:25 PM
Hehe I won't lick GP :P I will lick everybody else. My tastebuds started working again just in time too... We've just added CATFISH to the menu at the fish bar! Om nom nom nom nommmmm
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Post by: valerie on Nov 08, 2012, 03:45:06 AM
The continual diligent effort  & victory of the  44th President of the USA
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Post by: apyrap on Nov 10, 2012, 03:40:56 PM
Tina Fey. And no, I'm not in love with her. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no....

"..protest too much"? What's that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifAAmEsIuHg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifAAmEsIuHg)
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Post by: amaya on Nov 10, 2012, 04:29:58 PM
 I had never heard of Tina Fey before. Her impression of Sarah Palin is spot on.   ;D
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Post by: apyrap on Nov 11, 2012, 01:11:30 PM
She's fab.
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Post by: valerie on Nov 11, 2012, 07:08:38 PM
Veterans Day today>no work tomorrow and partying in Wilton Manors from 3pm< past moonlight!
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Nov 12, 2012, 05:43:09 PM
Not feeling overwhelmed
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Nov 12, 2012, 09:38:30 PM
A working laptop with internet so that I can finally buy my motorbike insurance.  :D
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Post by: valerie on Nov 12, 2012, 10:07:59 PM
clementine tangerines and the lemons from my Dad's lemon tree. They are as big as softballs. Many Florida fruits are coming out right now.
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Post by: chappers on Nov 26, 2012, 05:31:16 PM
I am grateful for my boss being understanding. After a decline in my punctuality, she pulled me in to her office, I fully expected a yelling at, but wanted to know if there was anything they could do to help me out while I'm battling anxiety and depression.

I am grateful to one of my colleagues for bringing me a teddy bear lighter as a present.

But mostly, I am grateful for my friends, without whom I wouldn't be here right now. The guys and gals who drop me a text to make sure I'm ok, who invite me out to dinner to make sure I eat something with a hint of nutritional value to it, and most of all, who listen to how I'm feeling, talk me out of the really bad things, and are always there for a cuddle.
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Post by: valerie on Nov 27, 2012, 10:24:44 PM
chappers, i hope  things get better
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Nov 28, 2012, 08:37:34 PM
Loads of cake and coffee, lovely friends and working internet.
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Post by: Unruh on Nov 28, 2012, 08:49:02 PM
Chocolate.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Nov 28, 2012, 08:49:41 PM
I just found an ice lolly.
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Post by: Bizoute on Nov 28, 2012, 08:55:04 PM
^ :)
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Post by: TheCJ on Nov 28, 2012, 10:26:50 PM
TEA!
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Post by: Chewwy on Nov 28, 2012, 11:19:12 PM
Stamina.  I've done more today, than I have in weeks.  Most of it enjoyable too!
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Post by: animalnitrate on Nov 29, 2012, 05:01:59 PM
Unexpected comfort.

Supportive listening.

Calm.

A blueberry muffin.
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Post by: Dizz on Nov 29, 2012, 05:31:27 PM
Quite a few things actually, but just to name two..

1. I finished work early. :D

2. I forgot to turn the heating off this morning and was greeted with a lovely warm home. :D
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Post by: valerie on Nov 29, 2012, 08:29:55 PM
a new pair of trousers that fit
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Post by: Lust for Life on Nov 30, 2012, 09:00:52 AM
An hour on my own to do nothing (sensible).  Set me up for a busy day, that has :D
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Post by: valerie on Nov 30, 2012, 12:06:16 PM
wknds...some day,all of life for me will be winds  :)
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Nov 30, 2012, 12:07:25 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8IF3AEWaGYA/UGxu7X4VeqI/AAAAAAAAEHk/PIkROcouVP0/s1600/wind202.gif)
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Post by: valerie on Nov 30, 2012, 12:09:20 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8IF3AEWaGYA/UGxu7X4VeqI/AAAAAAAAEHk/PIkROcouVP0/s1600/wind202.gif)
Uncle,it's 6:11 AM here & flunked typing. How the heck did you get that picture so fast?!??!??
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Post by: Quack on Dec 05, 2012, 08:40:42 PM
That I'm home and slowly beginning to warm up.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Dec 05, 2012, 09:05:31 PM
The support of strangers
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Post by: Amaury on Dec 05, 2012, 09:33:49 PM
I'm still in work.  :D
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Post by: valerie on Dec 05, 2012, 11:44:22 PM
getting my laundry done before the wknd. Clothes now,sheets tomorrow night!
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 06, 2012, 12:25:56 AM
My current life as it is.  :D
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Post by: Plus One on Dec 06, 2012, 11:29:59 PM
A clean drugs test.  :D
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 06, 2012, 11:32:08 PM
^ Yeah, yeah...that's what Lance said....
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Post by: Plus One on Dec 06, 2012, 11:34:16 PM
^ Yeah, yeah...that's what Lance said....

Oi... my performance has never needed enhancing  8)
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 06, 2012, 11:37:21 PM
^ Yeah, yeah...that's what Lance said....
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Post by: Plus One on Dec 06, 2012, 11:39:28 PM
On yer bike missus..



Yeah yeah, I know... ::)


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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 06, 2012, 11:40:01 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 07, 2012, 12:09:26 AM
Finally a warm flat thanks to the fan heater that my best mate gave me.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 07, 2012, 12:12:48 AM
that all my 5 senses work
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Dec 08, 2012, 01:47:28 AM
Sticky tape that doesn't fragment when you try to pull off a decent length.  Makes present wrapping a pure JOY.  Not.
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Post by: sally33 on Dec 08, 2012, 09:54:59 AM
that my mum has decided not to have radiotherapy - it wouldn't have prolonged her life by much and could potentially and most likely have wrecked the quality of what time she does have left - we can just enjoy that time with her now...brave sensible mummy as always
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Post by: Bizoute on Dec 08, 2012, 03:56:54 PM
^ :) I hope you get to savour your time with her, Sally.



I'm grateful for patience; other people's.
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Post by: Lust for Life on Dec 08, 2012, 04:16:37 PM
That my kids haven't (unintentionally?) beaten someone to death.

It puts things in perspective, really.  I've been moaning and feeling stressed about how hard it is to partn teenagers, but they didn't do this.

And yes, I should have posted this 5 days ago, but I still feel grateful.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 08, 2012, 04:28:27 PM
Take care,Sally.
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Post by: Mojoho on Dec 09, 2012, 09:52:14 PM
As cheesy as it sounds, I'm grateful to me be, curves, warts (well i have none, but a bit of a spot coming up) and all...and being able to accept that wholeheartedly by the grand old age of 35
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Dec 09, 2012, 09:54:19 PM
Hello Mojoho  :)
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Post by: largelushlass on Dec 09, 2012, 09:59:50 PM
Grateful for Nurofen and water and at least it was only my phone I lost last night!! :P
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Dec 09, 2012, 10:02:16 PM
I think I might have a little wart on my finger, Mojoho.

I'm wrestling with acceptance.  I'll probably turn to acid.
(Not the recreational kind.)


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Post by: Plus One on Dec 10, 2012, 12:03:23 AM
Ougat is insistant that a small (hairy  :-X) lump on my knee is a wart. I'm adamant it's a mole.

Adamant..heh...referencing the wierd link...adam-ant?  heh? heh?
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Post by: સરસ on Dec 10, 2012, 12:10:30 AM
I am more insistant on a good nigh'ts rest.. ;)

In refernence to you.. not me..haha
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Dec 10, 2012, 12:14:58 AM
I wouldn't have thought a wart would be hairy, but I could be wrong.
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Post by: સરસ on Dec 10, 2012, 12:18:03 AM
Well.. I dont know about hairs.. I just see a wart.. she says no.. I say yes.. Its keeps the chemistry going after a few years.. ;)

Adam Ant! .. yes!! ;D
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Dec 10, 2012, 12:24:23 AM
Well, so long as you don't apply any wart removal stuff unless it's checked first. That stuff can be pretty full on.
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Post by: સરસ on Dec 10, 2012, 12:30:28 AM
^^ I doubt she will do anything to it as she does not take my word for it as being a wart and all ;)

I suggested we cut a potato in half. Rub  one half of it on the wart/lump.. and plant both potato halves under a tree sapling when the moon is full.

The old way of curing warts.. :D
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Post by: valerie on Dec 10, 2012, 01:07:17 AM
had a beet salad out with corn,carrots, pecans, etc. The beets were golden-coloured. It was a total organic salad
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Post by: Guineapig on Dec 10, 2012, 11:57:46 AM
Ougat is insistant that a small (hairy  :-X) lump on my knee is a wart. I'm adamant it's a mole.

Adamant..heh...referencing the wierd link...adam-ant?  heh? heh?

But I like sitting on your knee  :-[
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Post by: સરસ on Dec 10, 2012, 12:11:29 PM
Ougat is insistant that a small (hairy  :-X) lump on my knee is a wart. I'm adamant it's a mole.

Adamant..heh...referencing the wierd link...adam-ant?  heh? heh?

But I like sitting on your knee  :-[

Hah! For sure..
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Post by: valerie on Dec 10, 2012, 08:03:48 PM
coffee.It's monday!
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Post by: Cocoa Butter on Dec 11, 2012, 12:04:52 PM
Grateful for the jar  of sweets full of cola cubes, strawberry creams and rhubarb and custard left in the reception at work.  *crunch*     :D
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Post by: valerie on Dec 11, 2012, 12:39:22 PM
going to a high school girls soccer game at 5pm & i know the players. (u call that football). I actually learned more about the sport the summer of 2010 in London
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Post by: Plus One on Dec 11, 2012, 08:28:10 PM
Ougat is insistant that a small (hairy  :-X) lump on my knee is a wart. I'm adamant it's a mole.

Adamant..heh...referencing the wierd link...adam-ant?  heh? heh?

But I like sitting on your knee  :-[

You like sitting on the lump  ;)

I was thinking of using wart stuff on it, I was beginning to believe her, but I don't think warts look like that...it looks like a moley thing, just not brown.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 11, 2012, 09:12:34 PM
Good food and a sunny day.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 12, 2012, 08:00:57 PM
I wouldn't have thought a wart would be hairy, but I could be wrong.
The Miller in Chaucer's Canterbury tales had a wart with a "tuft of heres" growing out of it
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Dec 12, 2012, 08:15:32 PM
I stand corrected. By Chaucer no less.
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Post by: Alex Stabilo on Dec 13, 2012, 06:51:16 AM
I generally as a rule dont have regrets and see everything as an experience that adds
to your personality..... but today Im grateful I was given a second chance to prove myself and have
learnt some valuable life lessons
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Post by: valerie on Dec 13, 2012, 12:12:40 PM
I stand corrected. By Chaucer no less.
Dear Uncle,
    It was over  600 years ago & there is the possibility that  we have evolved to  a hairless wart. 
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Post by: adarajames on Dec 13, 2012, 07:18:30 PM
That my Casey dog is still with me and is looking brighter than yesterday and is eating and not been sick since last night
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Post by: valerie on Dec 13, 2012, 08:44:12 PM
comfortable shoes
That my Casey dog is still with me and is looking brighter than yesterday and is eating and not been sick since last night
I am very happy to hear  this.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 15, 2012, 07:41:31 PM
Being in a great city for holiday, enjoying nice company and good good.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 16, 2012, 04:41:21 PM
reflections of last night...
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Post by: slapntickle on Dec 16, 2012, 07:37:49 PM
Today (& everyday) I am grateful that I have the best gf in the world, evah!  :) :-*
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Dec 16, 2012, 07:44:00 PM
^ and isn't it wonderful that so many of us share her. (not literally of course, otherwise it would be :o, you know what I mean, I'm sure)
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Post by: slapntickle on Dec 16, 2012, 07:46:24 PM
^ and isn't it wonderful that so many of us share her. (not literally of course, otherwise it would be :o, you know what I mean, I'm sure)

There must be a lot of wonderful women out there!  :)
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Dec 16, 2012, 07:48:23 PM
Soooo, soooo many I'm sure.  :)
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Post by: valerie on Dec 16, 2012, 11:39:46 PM
^ and isn't it wonderful that so many of us share her. (not literally of course, otherwise it would be :o, you know what I mean, I'm sure)

There must be a lot of wonderful women out there!  :)
and they're all waiting to be discovered by other wonderful women.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 17, 2012, 09:34:25 AM
A wonderful hot power shower. Nice break from the unpredictable dripply-drop shower I have at home.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 17, 2012, 12:17:22 PM
the colour periwinkle
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Post by: Amaury on Dec 20, 2012, 11:40:13 PM
grateful for new friendships, for people who listen, for people who understand.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 21, 2012, 02:58:23 PM
seeing Mary tonight instead of red
i need a distraction before Sunday, my day with red.
we need to figure out where we are going in this attraction.
Mary will help me in many ways
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 21, 2012, 05:49:09 PM
That I only forgot my bank card and money at home and haven't lost it as I feared when I stood at the till with my shopping and an open, empty coat pocket. Unfortunately, this meant I had to cycle another 6 miles to finally get my shopping sorted but I preferred going going to the store twice to having no card and no money right before a long bank holiday.
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Post by: Grey on Dec 22, 2012, 08:01:28 PM
 :D!!! ^

two trees that came down in the storm fell an inch from the car and the front door not through either roof

steaming hot soapy shower
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Post by: Dizz on Dec 22, 2012, 08:10:36 PM
That I managed to get a seat on the train and both tubes.  :D
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Post by: Messy on Dec 22, 2012, 09:09:34 PM
A true friend who is always there for me - and a little ginger pussycat. Both mean so much to me.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 22, 2012, 09:25:10 PM
:D!!! ^

two trees that came down in the storm fell an inch from the car and the front door not through either roof

steaming hot soapy shower
angels watching out for you.
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Post by: Macy on Dec 24, 2012, 12:13:26 PM
Puddleducks
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Post by: valerie on Dec 24, 2012, 02:23:02 PM
i have the best New Years Eve date in years...it may be a dance or
          her place which is right on the beach!
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Dec 25, 2012, 02:09:56 AM
Aspirin.  I'm grateful for aspirin.

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Post by: valerie on Dec 25, 2012, 02:15:46 AM
Nyquil.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Dec 26, 2012, 01:20:50 AM
My mum. She brought me lovely gifts and she let me teach her to play some computer games.  And then she cleaned the kitchen after Christmas lunch. She's also cooking Boxing Day lunch :)
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Post by: valerie on Dec 26, 2012, 03:11:08 PM
Boxing Day plans with former students who i really care about
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Dec 27, 2012, 01:29:57 AM
elasticated PJ bottoms  :-[
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Post by: valerie on Dec 27, 2012, 01:39:27 AM
i have the best New Years Eve date in years...it may be a dance or
          her place which is right on the beach!
i may tell her to go f  - - - herself and gout with someone else.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 27, 2012, 01:47:00 AM
i have the best New Years Eve date in years...it may be a dance or
          her place which is right on the beach!
i may tell her to go f  - - - herself and gout with someone else.
or i could marry her.

I realize i have been ranting like a whacked out teenager. I will make up for this. If i acquire the www.outlet4holidays.com (http://www.outlet4holidays.com) I will get the one with the terrace & throw a big party for everyone on here who admits that i have been driving them crazy! check out Pippa . If i can't get that one, it will be Greta. 


If it wasn't for GB  which is somewhere for me to express myself truthfully since on FB i am far more reserved and clandestine.  You have seen my naked soul here. Thank you Grey,Wongy,Chablis & other names i am forgetting.


 I do not get this wacky about women. I would say it was change of life but i already been there,done that.  I would write 7 question marks now but then 2 of those stupid heads with 3 ? would pop up.


It's tomorrow over there & mostt of you are sleeping . I am sending the good dream fairy over to each & every one of you right now.
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Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Quack on Dec 27, 2012, 11:14:02 AM
My new mug (Christmas present from Brock).

It's the right size, the right thickness and it has ducks on it!  :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: dukovearl on Dec 27, 2012, 11:27:21 AM
My new mug (Christmas present from Brock).

It's the right size, the right thickness and it has ducks on it!  :D

Hurrah - plenty of tea for the new year. I got duck pyjamas (not from Brock).
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Quack on Dec 27, 2012, 11:29:30 AM
My new mug (Christmas present from Brock).

It's the right size, the right thickness and it has ducks on it!  :D

Hurrah - plenty of tea for the new year. I got duck pyjamas (not from Brock).

Ooh. Duck pyjamas - I may have to ask for those for Next year. :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: dukovearl on Dec 27, 2012, 11:31:15 AM
My new mug (Christmas present from Brock).

It's the right size, the right thickness and it has ducks on it!  :D

Hurrah - plenty of tea for the new year. I got duck pyjamas (not from Brock).

Ooh. Duck pyjamas - I may have to ask for those for Next year. :)

Funnily enough, they were from Next - though they didn't give me them either, that was my daughter  ;D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Dec 27, 2012, 01:52:26 PM
i use to have the softest duck pajamas & they wore out. My ducks would appreciate if i could find a new set.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Parker on Dec 28, 2012, 11:19:17 PM
Ibuprofin.

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: PushingThru on Dec 29, 2012, 12:02:35 AM
My mum.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Dizz on Dec 29, 2012, 05:17:21 PM
The fact that I managed to get my shopping done during the only brief window of dry weather today.  :)
I've only been back 5 minutes and it's absolutely thrashing it down. Again. ::)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Dec 30, 2012, 04:00:07 PM
great friends & "hug" buddies :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Engel234 on Dec 30, 2012, 11:09:21 PM
Marks and Spencers  :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Dec 31, 2012, 12:28:31 AM
vampire girl vs frankenstein girl.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Dec 31, 2012, 12:32:06 AM
6 Edinburgh lesbians who i partied with all afternoon. They were in summer clothes & we all had on leather jackets. I guess y'all would do the same thing now if  you were here in our sunny,slightly windy 68F 20 C temperature. They told me about my favorite bars there and the Blue Moon restaurant.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 01, 2013, 06:15:46 PM
That wretched, wretched season is in its death throes.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: dukovearl on Jan 01, 2013, 06:16:59 PM
Why, hello there Tha´s, and Happy Noo Year  :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 01, 2013, 06:26:41 PM
Happy New year, Dukey.
I'm sorry about Sapph's specs.

I spent Christmas Day reading Lord of the Flies in order to better understand mob terror.  Naturally, I'm still feeling a certain empathy for people who lose their specs.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: dukovearl on Jan 01, 2013, 06:34:16 PM
Fortunately the mob last night/this morning were friendly; Sapphology got lots of attention. But still, yeah, broken spectacles are no fun  :-\
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: PushingThru on Jan 01, 2013, 06:38:15 PM
Sunshine! :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 01, 2013, 06:43:41 PM
Duke, I would wish Sapph some new babe magnet specs, but on second thought  they maybe caused the problem in the first place.

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: dukovearl on Jan 01, 2013, 06:47:38 PM
haha, no, that was some out of control cantering in the Pink Pony...



I'm grateful for a long and lovely lie-in today  :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Jan 01, 2013, 08:14:19 PM
That i feel refreshed enough to go out today
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Sophie on Jan 07, 2013, 04:20:53 PM
I'm grateful for not falling over once during my first ice skating lesson  8) (perhaps because I spent most of the lesson clinging to the instructor for dear life).
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 07, 2013, 05:30:30 PM
Sophie:

Arms Out!

This will help during ice storms as well.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Sophie on Jan 07, 2013, 06:44:54 PM
Sophie:

Arms Out!

This will help during ice storms as well.


Thanks for the tip!  :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 07, 2013, 07:21:17 PM
Sophie, The rule of thumb so to speak is that wherever your arms are pointing , your feet will go.  So arms out for balance, but pointing slightly down.

If you suddenly raise your arms up in the air , that's where your skates are going to go -- and that's when you start breaking bones.

Follow this advice and you'll be an Olympian in no time.

In one of those outfits.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: adarajames on Jan 07, 2013, 07:33:50 PM
and don't look down otherwise you'll follow your gaze, look where you're going! :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Skyler on Jan 07, 2013, 09:17:40 PM
Receiving the news that I do not have to sit next to *, on either leg of my journey, tomorrow.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 07, 2013, 09:56:30 PM
That the eldest has signed up to start an OU degree .  I thought it would take a year before she came tooo her senses but it's only taken 4 months.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 07, 2013, 10:04:50 PM
That the eldest has signed up to start an OU degree .  I thought it would take a year before she came tooo her senses but it's only taken 4 months.

That last dinner conversation with the Arms Dealer probably put her over.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 07, 2013, 10:19:09 PM
That the eldest has signed up to start an OU degree .  I thought it would take a year before she came tooo her senses but it's only taken 4 months.

That last dinner conversation with the Arms Dealer probably put her over.

The thing that did it was going to the pub and meeting some girls from her old school waxing lyrical about their courses.   
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Engel234 on Jan 07, 2013, 10:27:22 PM
The bloke downstairs who is a marvel with my shopping !
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 07, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
That the eldest has signed up to start an OU degree .  I thought it would take a year before she came tooo her senses but it's only taken 4 months.

That last dinner conversation with the Arms Dealer probably put her over.

The thing that did it was going to the pub and meeting some girls from her old school waxing lyrical about their courses.

Did she say what she wants to study? 
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Jan 07, 2013, 10:32:46 PM
my energy level...feels good,in spite of the fact that it's Monday.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Sophie on Jan 07, 2013, 11:25:53 PM
Sophie, The rule of thumb so to speak is that wherever your arms are pointing , your feet will go.  So arms out for balance, but pointing slightly down.

If you suddenly raise your arms up in the air , that's where your skates are going to go -- and that's when you start breaking bones.

Follow this advice and you'll be an Olympian in no time.

In one of those outfits.

I look forward to the day when I can wear that sequinned suit with pride.  :D

and don't look down otherwise you'll follow your gaze, look where you're going! :)


Yes, I kept doing that earlier and kept getting told off about it.

Thanks for the sage advice both of you. I can tell it's going to take a few lessons though until I'm no longer doing a constipated penguin impression.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 07, 2013, 11:28:58 PM
Sophie, Regular UPDATES will be necessary.

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 07, 2013, 11:47:55 PM
That the eldest has signed up to start an OU degree .  I thought it would take a year before she came tooo her senses but it's only taken 4 months.

That last dinner conversation with the Arms Dealer probably put her over.

The thing that did it was going to the pub and meeting some girls from her old school waxing lyrical about their courses.

History or PPE .  Either way she has to do the first year foundation course .
Did she say what she wants to study?
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: two monkeys on Jan 07, 2013, 11:54:53 PM
You'd better tell her she can't do PPE unless she's a lesbian.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Uncle Pants on Jan 08, 2013, 12:01:53 AM
Is PPE like PE but with extra P?
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: two monkeys on Jan 08, 2013, 12:06:01 AM
Isn't it?  :-\

With a silent P, like newmonia.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 08, 2013, 12:06:14 AM
Is PPE like PE but with extra P?


Oh Pants!!
You are silly .    Of course it isn't!
What kind of a buffoon would do a degree in PE?!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 08, 2013, 12:14:03 AM
^ Well now you're going to set off the Exercise Science crowd, Blythe.

And for my nine millionth naive question of the day.  What's PPE?

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 08, 2013, 12:18:24 AM
P is for politics
 and Philosophy
 and e is economics


 Its what lots of politicians read but I won't be telling her that !


Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 08, 2013, 12:22:38 AM
Why won't you tell her that?  Will it scare her away?  Or attract her?  Or scare you away? 

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 08, 2013, 12:41:50 AM
She won't like it !

She can do History after the first course, in fact the wonderful thing about the O U is you can choose all sorts of units so she could do a mixture.

She can work from home or anywhere in the world so can travel or stay here and work.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 08, 2013, 12:50:38 AM
She won't like it !

She can do History after the first course, in fact the wonderful thing about the O U is you can choose all sorts of units so she could do a mixture.

She can work from home or anywhere in the world so can travel or stay here and work.

In that case, SHHHHHHHH.

Everyone should study Economics.  At least the basics. 
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jan 08, 2013, 04:28:09 AM
That my week of night shifts is finally over, that I have three weeks off now and that I managed to finally go back to training this evening.  :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 08, 2013, 06:55:55 AM
She won't like it !

She can do History after the first course, in fact the wonderful thing about the O U is you can choose all sorts of units so she could do a mixture.

She can work from home or anywhere in the world so can travel or stay here and work.

In that case, SHHHHHHHH.

Everyone should study Economics.  At least the basics.

Pffft. Anything *but* the basics would be more sensible.
Do they have a better set of 'basics' in the US, Thais ? Mine was all imaginary supply curves and whatnot, ugh.

Really glad your daughter has such excellent plans, Blythe. Non-trad study made far more sense to me but I took a bit longer to see the light.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 08, 2013, 08:41:58 AM
Thank you AN,  I am really pleased too.

This morning she is off PoRtobello to find a better job.  Now she has been taught to cook trendy food she wants to learn something else.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: TopoftheRock on Jan 08, 2013, 03:51:13 PM
That's brilliant Blythe! I hope she finds a new job soon.


I'm grateful for the lie-in I had today. Needed.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 08, 2013, 06:02:45 PM
She won't like it !

She can do History after the first course, in fact the wonderful thing about the O U is you can choose all sorts of units so she could do a mixture.

She can work from home or anywhere in the world so can travel or stay here and work.

In that case, SHHHHHHHH.

Everyone should study Economics.  At least the basics.

Pffft. Anything *but* the basics would be more sensible.
Do they have a better set of 'basics' in the US, Thais ? Mine was all imaginary supply curves and whatnot, ugh.


Really glad your daughter has such excellent plans, Blythe. Non-trad study made far more sense to me but I took a bit longer to see the light.

AN--My first Economics teacher said that the reason the Demand Curve goes down and to the right is because the second beer never tastes as good as the first beer.
At the time, I was fascinated.

I can imagine Micro being a bit dull if you have a dull teacher--but it explains so much that goes on around us from the moment we pour milk in our coffee in the morning.  Or tea.  For one thing, a decent Micro course will explain the concept of externalities both positive and negative--these are free MARKET FAILURES that require government to correct.

Macro, on the other hand, the interaction between markets, is fascinating--particularly in times like these with the Euro crisis.

So many politicians on the right use *selective* economic principles to explain to people why they should be impoverished while unregulated corporations and high earners pay low taxes and enrich themselves.  Economic principles (and data) can easily be used to argue the opposite position.

But if you don't study Economics, it's very hard to make effective economic arguments.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Musette on Jan 08, 2013, 10:48:24 PM
My gorgeous Elf who tolerates with good humour my drooling after Filthy Lucy and Hubert Page :-*
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Mental Elf on Jan 08, 2013, 10:57:05 PM
^ Tbh, I'd quite like to be Hubert Page!  ;D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Musette on Jan 08, 2013, 11:23:31 PM
Well, we can pretend ;D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Jan 09, 2013, 12:27:48 PM
The plant that gives us coffee
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Parker on Jan 09, 2013, 09:52:54 PM
I'm grateful for people that try to take me down. I'm not being sarcastic, I mean it.
For every person that tries to take me down I become two times stronger. 

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 09, 2013, 10:12:57 PM
I'm grateful for people that try to take me down. I'm not being sarcastic, I mean it.
For every person that tries to take me down I become two times stronger.

I' m grateful for people that try to take me down the pub.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Parker on Jan 09, 2013, 10:24:03 PM
I'm grateful for people that try to take me down. I'm not being sarcastic, I mean it.
For every person that tries to take me down I become two times stronger.

I' m grateful for people that try to take me down the pub.

Me too! Except all the pubs I go in are straight and sometimes I just can't be arsed.

I might pop down to WTF one week and mingle with the gays. ;D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: sally33 on Jan 09, 2013, 10:31:15 PM
I'm grateful for people that try to take me down. I'm not being sarcastic, I mean it.
For every person that tries to take me down I become two times stronger.

I' m grateful for people that try to take me down the pub.

Me too! I am trapped in a house with a dying mother and an aged father who thinks women should do all the cooking, caring, housework, shopping,...yadda yadda...and I'm grateful for my childhood friend who is going to sneak me out of the house and take me down the pub tomorrow night - we only have bwteen 530 (when dad has to have his dinner) and 8pm (when he falls asleep and I therefore have to be home to look after mum) but I can't wait.  We were sneaking out of the house to go down the pub 30 yrs ago and this feels just as exciting.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Engel234 on Jan 09, 2013, 10:42:03 PM
I'm grateful for people that try to take me down. I'm not being sarcastic, I mean it.
For every person that tries to take me down I become two times stronger.

I' m grateful for people that try to take me down the pub.

Me too! I am trapped in a house with a dying mother and an aged father who thinks women should do all the cooking, caring, housework, shopping,...yadda yadda...and I'm grateful for my childhood friend who is going to sneak me out of the house and take me down the pub tomorrow night - we only have bwteen 530 (when dad has to have his dinner) and 8pm (when he falls asleep and I therefore have to be home to look after mum) but I can't wait.  We were sneaking out of the house to go down the pub 30 yrs ago and this feels just as exciting.

I hope you have a great time at the pub :)

Yet again, I'm grateful to the bloke downstairs for helping with my shopping.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Jan 09, 2013, 11:20:46 PM
tomorrow. I will play in a football game against students in the afternoon.   cool.
we're talking American f.b. not soccer.
I can't wait to tackle & be tackled!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 10, 2013, 08:17:39 AM

My first Economics teacher said that the reason the Demand Curve goes down and to the right is because the second beer never tastes as good as the first beer.
At the time, I was fascinated.

I can imagine Micro being a bit dull if you have a dull teacher--but it explains so much that goes on around us from the moment we pour milk in our coffee in the morning.  Or tea.  For one thing, a decent Micro course will explain the concept of externalities both positive and negative--these are free MARKET FAILURES that require government to correct.

Macro, on the other hand, the interaction between markets, is fascinating--particularly in times like these with the Euro crisis.

So many politicians on the right use *selective* economic principles to explain to people why they should be impoverished while unregulated corporations and high earners pay low taxes and enrich themselves.  Economic principles (and data) can easily be used to argue the opposite position.

But if you don't study Economics, it's very hard to make effective economic arguments.

I suppose. I really do feel that an awful lot of it is rooted in bullshit, though. And - in micro - the sensible and realistic things (yep, market failures, information, framing) were kind of shoehorned off as though they were exceptional, with most concepts taught via models of perfect competition - which strikes me as problematic given few RL markets fit that picture. A kind of "teach and disregard" approach (actually thinking of the textbooks I read here, more than either of my micro lecturers who I liked very much). And I still find the upward-sloping supply curve a particular source of irritation. ;)

But micro is easy to poke holes in. In macro .. Well, I learned macro from a radical lefty historian type, which I felt quite lucky about. But the textbooks, again, left me kinda underwhelmed. A lot of unacknowledged ideology. A lot of 'well, the Classicals said this, then Keynes came along and said this (and look, here are some pretty graphs to which he lent his approval and then retracted it), then Friedman and Lucas said the other, and now here we are with a happy consensus' simplicity. I don't know that I feel any more able to articulate policy support and criticism through that language, than just objecting *morally* to nasty rightwingism. I'm not sure an ability to squabble over different types of liquidity trap is much use, interesting though it may be. I pretty much think a layperson who's read anything by Krugman etc is sufficiently empowered to say "but-" to policy-makers defending austerity on economic terms.

In both micro and macro, I felt that introductory stuff went on and on about impartiality and objectivity in a dishonest way. If this wasn't the case I think I'd feel more forgiving. Learning basic concepts without spending a lot of time tearing them to pieces and considering all the criticisms thereof seems, to me, to be worse than never learning them at all. And I worry that basics-only (or basics-at-least) economics does exactly that - nonsense about cups of tea and packets of crisps and no context.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: largelushlass on Jan 10, 2013, 08:39:06 AM
tomorrow. I will play in a football game against students in the afternoon.   cool.
we're talking American f.b. not soccer.
I can't wait to tackle & be tackled!




Your brave Val, be careful though as you need to be in one pieace for your trip over here!!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: purelybyaccident on Jan 10, 2013, 10:55:54 AM
Ibuprofen
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Jan 10, 2013, 12:27:38 PM
tomorrow. I will play in a football game against students in the afternoon.   cool.
we're talking American f.b. not soccer.
I can't wait to tackle & be tackled!




Your brave Val, be careful though as you need to be in one pieace for your trip over here!!
Thanks 3Ls. I have 5 months to recover.LOL
Also, i am in better shape than i have been for
a long time. I just want to make a touchdown!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 10, 2013, 05:44:51 PM

My first Economics teacher said that the reason the Demand Curve goes down and to the right is because the second beer never tastes as good as the first beer.
At the time, I was fascinated.

I can imagine Micro being a bit dull if you have a dull teacher--but it explains so much that goes on around us from the moment we pour milk in our coffee in the morning.  Or tea.  For one thing, a decent Micro course will explain the concept of externalities both positive and negative--these are free MARKET FAILURES that require government to correct.

Macro, on the other hand, the interaction between markets, is fascinating--particularly in times like these with the Euro crisis.

So many politicians on the right use *selective* economic principles to explain to people why they should be impoverished while unregulated corporations and high earners pay low taxes and enrich themselves.  Economic principles (and data) can easily be used to argue the opposite position.

But if you don't study Economics, it's very hard to make effective economic arguments.

I suppose. I really do feel that an awful lot of it is rooted in bullshit, though. And - in micro - the sensible and realistic things (yep, market failures, information, framing) were kind of shoehorned off as though they were exceptional, with most concepts taught via models of perfect competition - which strikes me as problematic given few RL markets fit that picture. A kind of "teach and disregard" approach (actually thinking of the textbooks I read here, more than either of my micro lecturers who I liked very much). And I still find the upward-sloping supply curve a particular source of irritation. ;)

But micro is easy to poke holes in. In macro .. Well, I learned macro from a radical lefty historian type, which I felt quite lucky about. But the textbooks, again, left me kinda underwhelmed. A lot of unacknowledged ideology. A lot of 'well, the Classicals said this, then Keynes came along and said this (and look, here are some pretty graphs to which he lent his approval and then retracted it), then Friedman and Lucas said the other, and now here we are with a happy consensus' simplicity. I don't know that I feel any more able to articulate policy support and criticism through that language, than just objecting *morally* to nasty rightwingism. I'm not sure an ability to squabble over different types of liquidity trap is much use, interesting though it may be. I pretty much think a layperson who's read anything by Krugman etc is sufficiently empowered to say "but-" to policy-makers defending austerity on economic terms.

In both micro and macro, I felt that introductory stuff went on and on about impartiality and objectivity in a dishonest way. If this wasn't the case I think I'd feel more forgiving. Learning basic concepts without spending a lot of time tearing them to pieces and considering all the criticisms thereof seems, to me, to be worse than never learning them at all. And I worry that basics-only (or basics-at-least) economics does exactly that - nonsense about cups of tea and packets of crisps and no context.

I suspect, AN, that like me you studied this stuff before the Financial Crisis when Monetarists still reigned supreme and people taught Keynesian economics as a quaint ornament.  Since 2008 and Krugman's Nobel Prize, Keynes has come roaring back, and the glib language supporting absolutely free markets has undergone much needed scrutiny.

There's probably no such thing as objective economic theory just as there's no such thing as objective journalism.  There are plenty of economists, business people, and politicians who will take the most fundamental economic principals and twist them into a foundation for Supply Side policies.  It seems to me that you're saying this is what the study of basic economics usually does, so it's useless.  I'm saying that basic economics courses can and should be more balanced than that.  But even if you are learning from a rabid supply sider, you understand the quite faulty foundation that needs to be taken apart and *can* be taken apart with further study.

I also think it's crucially important not to dismiss the study of Economics as the domain of political conservatives.  I'm not saying you've done this, AN; you haven't.  Economics is the study of the allocation of resources.  Anyone who is interested in the allocation of resources should understand how it works in liberal economies and planned economies, and various regulated economies that fall between the extremes.  If the study is left to so called Conservatives (who are often NOT conservatives, but rather advocates for corporations), then they will be the ones running the show.

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 10, 2013, 08:20:04 PM
Yes - agreed completely on your last point, and (relatedly) agree that introductory econ *could* be so much more than it is. It would be radically different, though, and I don't know how that sea change even begins. Too many careers and funding streams depend upon *not* challenging the axioms of mainstream economic theory, I think.

I'm actually only 3/4 of the way through my degree now, so I definitely am talking post-2008, disappointingly. I do wonder whether there is a difference between UK/US focus - it's definitely possible. Although that walkout from Mankiw's class was also post-2008 (not that I'm wholly aligning my objections with theirs - but there's crossover).

I dunno. Key problems for me would be -
*teaching micro followed by macro - even if you don't then teach micro-foundations macro, there is definitely an implication that macro follows on from micro, which means macro is also underwritten by the axiomatic failings of micro (I think it's Skidelsky who reckons 'real' economists ought to do macro only and leave micro as some odd, abstract hobby of various mathsy types in computer labs - I kinda like this idea)
*within micro, teaching models based on perfect competition - it's no use acknowledging the rarity (impossibility?) of this but then discussing supply, demand etc from this perspective anyway. Surely basic models should be taught as they apply to monopolistic competition / oligopoly, with pc as the throwaway 'sometimes this also happens' market type, hidden somewhere in the fourth lecture, rather than the reverse ? This 'perfect competition as normal' pervades macro as well I think, General Theory or no.
*the idea that demand-side Keynesianism is as good as it gets :-\
*macro ought to be taught with greater reference to what the data actually shows, accompanied with a thorough debate on how difficult it is to collect 'objective' (ha ha) data on this sort of thing. This is particularly pertinent in terms of the real-world application stuff you talk about - otherwise you've basically got people squabbling over whether or not fiscal multipliers exist. It would be nice too if this stuff acknowledged that not all economies are North American or Western European.
*why is economics any better than (or even as good as?) other social sciences ? Is there value in codifying and mathematising these notions? Or do we just have to press on and do it because economics has an elevated position of influence cf. sociology and political science, so it's important not to relinquish that to the Right .. But if we do that, aren't we just propping up the whole suspect edifice ..
*PPE ought to be the ideal combination for thinking about all sorts of important things. Yet it's the degree of choice for career politicians who repeatedly demonstrate no sensible grasp of either philosophy or economics. Maybe it's time for a change of tack. :-\
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Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 10, 2013, 08:21:51 PM
.. Yeah, can you tell I've got two essays to start / finish urgently, plus my sodding Masters app to finish tweaking ? ::)

<-- prize procrastinator
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Muddles on Jan 10, 2013, 09:50:22 PM
Warmth from my hot water bottle im greatful i have this option to keep warm in cold weather as many do not.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: peca on Jan 10, 2013, 09:52:23 PM
I'm grateful that my head didn't explode from anger and stress caused by irresponsible family members
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 10, 2013, 10:47:34 PM
^^ ^Ha ha, AN--

Well, I'll try not to distract you further--and this probably isn't the right thread to solve the world's economic problems.

I will say--I would *never* walk out of a class taught by Mankiw-- because I think he's a nuanced scholar and an admirer of Keynes (who didn't have ALL the answers, but he shouldn't be dismissed the way he was before 2008).  Mankiw's students, who were a little wound up by the heat of the Occupy Movement, walked out of his class complaining that he hadn't taught them things that he planned to teach them later in in the course.

I'm not sure that there's a huge difference between US/UK focus.  But I'm not in school right now, so You tell me--isn't everyone having to re-think Monetarism?   And I imagine that's very difficult bone to re-tool for tenured profs who have for years been trotting along a-top Ayn Rand's high horse.  At many universities here, you don't absolutely have to take micro before macro although it is the general custom.  Also, you'll remember, I had to ask what PPE is; here the three don't necessarily go together.  In fact, there often seems to be a war going on between people who teach Economics and people who teach Government/Political Science.  And the academic track into politics is usually through law school preceded by an undergraduate degree in just about anything.

It seems to me that Perfect Competition is a starting point, a straw man who gets knocked down over during the course of study.  Perfect Monopoly doesn't really exist either (in Western economies anyway)--I would agree that Oligopoly is an increasing threat, a HUGE threat to modern economies and I would like to see its dangers highlighted in the Economic Curriculum. 

I like the idea of studying Economics in conjunction with Politics, and particularly with History and with other disciplines.  I think there's a danger for young university students to dismiss it as altogether as the domain of rich white guys, and not a course of study leading to radical social change.  Since it explains quite a bit about power, I think it's worth trying to understand.

While you would change the way it's taught, AN, do you regret having spent so much time studying it?  Surely you can't regret being able to put together such thoughtful arguments about it.

Pffff.  I'm not helping you get those papers written, am I. 
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Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 11, 2013, 08:32:34 AM
No, you're right - I don't regret studying it, I would like to continue studying it, I have enjoyed much of it. I just feel acutely aware of how socially useless it is, as a discipline.

Re the Mankiw thing - this blog (http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2011/12/mankiws-reply-to-the-walk-out.html) more or less gives my take on it. I found the students' demands for an 'unbiased econ' unsatisfying - of course there is no 'unbiased econ' - but I found Mankiw basically going "well, this is unbiased, and anyway the lecture you walked out of was about market failures, nyer" also unsatisfying. His textbook was one of the ones I used and I do feel his is of the "acknowledge and ignore" standard approach to the differences between models and real markets.

I'm just not sure that perfect competition (or equilibrium) is a sensible starting point. Why not start with monopolistic comp / oligopoly and teach largely in reference to that, and just describe perfect comp at the same time you describe perfect monopoly - treat it as the aberration it is, rather than a normal which can just be adapted in various ways ?
I think this is where I come back to "a little economics is a bad thing" - unless we do make a complete paradigm shift, I think introductory courses almost necessarily are more straw man building than
 straw man knocking down. Fine for students who'll go on to further analysis of those problems, not so good for students of multidisciplinary programmes who won't. They'd be better off with a copy of Krugman's Return of Depression Economics, or a subscription to the FT or something.

I don't think I came up against much attachment to monetarism (although I did deliberately avoid taking one module because others described it as being very RBC-heavy), but like you say - even Keynes doesn't provide all the answers. What I have found problematic is the reluctance to acknowledge perspectives that don't fall somewhere within the 'Classical vs Keynesian' spectrum.

PPE is an oddity I don't understand - judging the political hue (and economic illiteracy) of its graduates, I'm guessing it's not as close to Political Science (or, of course, Political Economy, which I suppose is what I'm hankering after myself) as the name suggests.
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Post by: Creative Whistler on Jan 11, 2013, 08:41:38 AM
Grateful for all the wonderful individuals I have the pleasure to know that make my life worth living.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jan 11, 2013, 09:56:28 AM
I am grateful for tonight (in anticipation  ;D )
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Jan 11, 2013, 10:20:35 AM
easily available Ibuprofen.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 11, 2013, 12:18:37 PM
this wknd asRed& I are going to try again.
This time I have my heart warped up in aluminum foil & I will strip it slowly.

If it doesn't work, at least i had some wonderful times.
If it does,i will be surprised & elated
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Post by: Chablis on Jan 11, 2013, 12:26:00 PM
this wknd asRed& I are going to try again.
This time I have my heart warped up in aluminum foil & I will strip it slowly.

If it doesn't work, at least i had some wonderful times.
If it does,i will be surprised & elated

Good luck, but look after your heart :)
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Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 11, 2013, 04:12:18 PM
this wknd asRed& I are going to try again.
This time I have my heart warped up in aluminum foil & I will strip it slowly.

If it doesn't work, at least i had some wonderful times.
If it does,i will be surprised & elated

Oh, valerie - I think I've missed something, I thought all was still going brilliantly. I hope you have a lovely weekend - you sound very philosophical about it either way. :)
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Post by: Musette on Jan 11, 2013, 04:25:39 PM
^ Oh AN, do keep up ::) ;D

It was all going brilliantly and it was hot, but then it was scary and got cold and now Valerie is wrapped in tinfoil and is going to strip slowly...

Have I got that right Valerie? :)
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Post by: valerie on Jan 11, 2013, 05:08:35 PM
^ Oh AN, do keep up ::) ;D

It was all going brilliantly and it was hot, but then it was scary and got cold and now Valerie is wrapped in tinfoil and is going to strip slowly...

Have I got that right Valerie? :)
Musette, you are on target!
 Thanks Chablis & AN.
I definitely have a heart shield.  But i definitely feel stronger about her than anyone in over a decade.
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Post by: kate b on Jan 11, 2013, 05:27:56 PM
Central heating and TV once the toe-rags little darlings are in bed. Now I'm abstaining from alcohol, sugar and sex as well as tobacco and drugs, I have to get my thrills where I can.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 11, 2013, 06:05:35 PM
No, you're right - I don't regret studying it, I would like to continue studying it, I have enjoyed much of it. I just feel acutely aware of how socially useless it is, as a discipline.

Re the Mankiw thing - this blog (http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2011/12/mankiws-reply-to-the-walk-out.html) more or less gives my take on it. I found the students' demands for an 'unbiased econ' unsatisfying - of course there is no 'unbiased econ' - but I found Mankiw basically going "well, this is unbiased, and anyway the lecture you walked out of was about market failures, nyer" also unsatisfying. His textbook was one of the ones I used and I do feel his is of the "acknowledge and ignore" standard approach to the differences between models and real markets.

I'm just not sure that perfect competition (or equilibrium) is a sensible starting point. Why not start with monopolistic comp / oligopoly and teach largely in reference to that, and just describe perfect comp at the same time you describe perfect monopoly - treat it as the aberration it is, rather than a normal which can just be adapted in various ways ?
I think this is where I come back to "a little economics is a bad thing" - unless we do make a complete paradigm shift, I think introductory courses almost necessarily are more straw man building than
 straw man knocking down. Fine for students who'll go on to further analysis of those problems, not so good for students of multidisciplinary programmes who won't. They'd be better off with a copy of Krugman's Return of Depression Economics, or a subscription to the FT or something.

I don't think I came up against much attachment to monetarism (although I did deliberately avoid taking one module because others described it as being very RBC-heavy), but like you say - even Keynes doesn't provide all the answers. What I have found problematic is the reluctance to acknowledge perspectives that don't fall somewhere within the 'Classical vs Keynesian' spectrum.

PPE is an oddity I don't understand - judging the political hue (and economic illiteracy) of its graduates, I'm guessing it's not as close to Political Science (or, of course, Political Economy, which I suppose is what I'm hankering after myself) as the name suggests.


That's a great blog, AN, both for its critique of introductory econ and for highlighting the problem of half-baked economic theory being presented for political purpose WITHOUT CHALLENGE in media such as CNN.  And additionally for supporting a more widespread discussion of market failure at the introductory level.

Economics is a relatively young science, so I think there's room for hope that the pedagogy can evolve.  And perhaps it will with a new generation of Krugsians--is that a word yet? 

I'm TROUBLED though by your characterization of Economics as socially useless.  It's clearly been useful to the Right.  But the Right has been so successful at privileging some elusive concept of Perfect Competition precisely because of a dearth of authoritative challenge from within the discipline--until Krugman took the Nobel.  Without people like you, AN, squawking and squawking loudly, the Right will remain in the driver's seat.

And let me ask you this:  do you think that Economics is so useless as an agent of change that it's not worth studying at all?  That sociologists and cultural historians and political scientists (with no background in Economics) will or would be more effective agents of change?  Or are you suggesting (as I hope you are) that Political Scientists should be studying more Economics, not less?

And by the way, just to stay on topic: I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE DEBATE.

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: sally33 on Jan 11, 2013, 06:06:10 PM
^ Oh AN, do keep up ::) ;D

It was all going brilliantly and it was hot, but then it was scary and got cold and now Valerie is wrapped in tinfoil and is going to strip slowly...

Have I got that right Valerie? :)
Musette, you are on target!
 Thanks Chablis & AN.
I definitely have a heart shield.  But i definitely feel stronger about her than anyone in over a decade.

Don't wrap up your heart too much valerie - her  love must be able to find a way in.
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Post by: sally33 on Jan 11, 2013, 06:08:24 PM
^ Oh AN, do keep up ::) ;D

It was all going brilliantly and it was hot, but then it was scary and got cold and now Valerie is wrapped in tinfoil and is going to strip slowly...

Have I got that right Valerie? :)
Musette, you are on target!
 Thanks Chablis & AN.
I definitely have a heart shield.  But i definitely feel stronger about her than anyone in over a decade.

Don't wrap up your heart too much valerie - her  love must be able to find a way in.

...^^^ oh and yours a way out!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Blythe on Jan 11, 2013, 06:13:26 PM
^ Oh AN, do keep up ::) ;D

It was all going brilliantly and it was hot, but then it was scary and got cold and now Valerie is wrapped in tinfoil and is going to strip slowly...

Have I got that right Valerie? :)
Musette, you are on target!
 Thanks Chablis & AN.
I definitely have a heart shield.  But i definitely feel stronger about her than anyone in over a decade.


Don' t forget the READY AIM FIRE sex !!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 11, 2013, 08:42:05 PM
That's a great blog, AN, both for its critique of introductory econ and for highlighting the problem of half-baked economic theory being presented for political purpose WITHOUT CHALLENGE in media such as CNN.  And additionally for supporting a more widespread discussion of market failure at the introductory level.

Economics is a relatively young science, so I think there's room for hope that the pedagogy can evolve.  And perhaps it will with a new generation of Krugsians--is that a word yet? 

I'm TROUBLED though by your characterization of Economics as socially useless.  It's clearly been useful to the Right.  But the Right has been so successful at privileging some elusive concept of Perfect Competition precisely because of a dearth of authoritative challenge from within the discipline--until Krugman took the Nobel.  Without people like you, AN, squawking and squawking loudly, the Right will remain in the driver's seat.

And let me ask you this:  do you think that Economics is so useless as an agent of change that it's not worth studying at all?  That sociologists and cultural historians and political scientists (with no background in Economics) will or would be more effective agents of change?  Or are you suggesting (as I hope you are) that Political Scientists should be studying more Economics, not less?

And by the way, just to stay on topic: I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE DEBATE.

Oh, grateful, yes. Me too. :D

You're right, of course, about Economics having been useful indeed to the Right. I hadn't thought of it like that. I might have overstated my case a bit there - I am trying to articulate THE SHAME. Do you get the shame ? When someone asks what you studied, and you have to confess to economics. I dunno, I like to imagine that it would be nicer to answer with something very useful, like a proper science or education or medicine or law ; or something more alive, like psychology or history ; or something utterly obscure, like - something utterly obscure. Maybe that's just me.

I suppose I'm primarily suggesting that Economists should study more Pol Science (and History, Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, yada yada). I hadn't really thought much about the reverse. Yeah, I suppose there are things to be salvaged and strengths to be drawn on.

I'm interested that you see Krugman's Nobel as something of a turning point (that is what you're saying, right?) - I'd taken the more pessimistic view that it's just one of those 'once in a while' things, like Gunnar Myrdal's. Anyway, this has just prompted me to look up the list of laureates on wiki, wondering about any obvious shifts and fashions, and - hmm. There *are* quite a few good things in economics, aren't there ? There's Amartya Sen, for starters.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 11, 2013, 11:02:17 PM
I think that the turning point was the banking crisis in August 2008.  Krugman's Nobel in October 2008 was the cherry on top.  During the banking crisis the conservative Hank Paulson, Secretary of the US Treasury, had to bail out AIG.  He knew that if he didn't, the American Economy would've ceased to function within a few days.  There was simply no liquidity left.  Government intervention on that scale was anathema to him because it meant that banks were no longer subject to market discipline.  And people who spout a lot of Hayek believe that free markets must allow failure because it disciplines firms to curtail their own risk.   August 2008 proved that theory unworkable.  No supposedly free market politician had the temerity to prove free market theories by letting the entire economy crash.  So Hello Keynes.  Government intervention is necessary after all.

To answer your question about SHAME for studying Economics (and I think it is a HUGELY interesting question, because it may put talented people off Economics)--I am not the least bit ashamed for any of my education and certainly not for having studied a bit of Economics.  Jean Monnet, the founder of European Economic Community (and EU), was a businessman who theorized that if France and Germany aligned their economic interests and harmonized infrastructure, they would stop shelling eachother's country every few years--which they had been doing since the 14th century.  With the formation of the European Coal and Steel Union and the implementation of Monnet's theories, those two countries have been at peace with one another for nearly 70 years.  And that is some tangible social change.

Economists worth their salt are interested in stability and know that if you do a cost benefit analysis of a war, the results are ugly.  The odd jackass will say that what ended the Great Depression of the 1930s was a big fat war that got the economy moving, not government spending programs of the previous decade.  Said jackasses will have overlooked the fact that in the US during WWII, government spending made up 40% of GDP--which is some hefty government stimulus--and could just as well have gotten the economy moving if it had been spent on transportation infrastructure as bombers.  People trained in Economics can undo evil, fallacious arguments that support BAD policy.

As an aside--because the newspaper The Economist is interested in stability, they have for DECADES supported gay marriage.

And the greatest economists are not Johnny-One-Notes.  John Maynard Keynes, a worthy role model, was broadly educated, a member of the pacifist Bloomsbury Group, a great friend of Virginia Woolf and EM Forster, married to a Russian ballerina, and an enthusiastic founder of the Arts Council of Great Britain. --In addition to developing theories that kept people from starving to death.

So BE PROUD, AN.  Economics can be used for good or evil.  AND YOU'RE WEARING THE WHITE HAT.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Uncle Pants on Jan 11, 2013, 11:08:36 PM
She's in Ravenclaw.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: dk on Jan 12, 2013, 12:07:11 AM
^^I am thoroughly enjoying this economics debate. It's like an interesting Reith lecture.

Re the Economist being keen on stability, quite true: they recently had a cover headline questioning Tory policy on immigration.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 12, 2013, 12:35:53 AM
^ I'm GRATEFUL that you said that dk; I've felt a bit sheepish going on about it on this thread.

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: dk on Jan 12, 2013, 01:25:35 AM
^I hope you and AN continue, perhaps on a thread for 'economics for our times' or 'Hard Times for These Times'.

I strongly agree on your points re the value of economics, it's vested interest on my part but I want well educated, left wing economists. We are partly in this mess due to a lack of them rather than ever having too many (because the City ran rings round Labour. My Tory colleagues couldn't believe their luck.)

The overlap between disciplines also interests me. I keep being drawn to economic perspectives for discussing contemporary literature and culture, which is always dismissed as irrelevant (because it is in academic terms) but is not to me because of the overlap between culture and politics. E.g. in discussing the development of modern diaspora cultures, if the political background is included which it inevitably is, then the economic one should be too.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Plus One on Jan 12, 2013, 01:49:02 AM
You three should get a room thread.. ;)

I'm not worried about the debate in the thread just thinking clearly there's a DEMAND for a thread of this nature so you know what comes next...

<----- half a terms of Economics taught be the French teacher.



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Post by: valerie on Jan 12, 2013, 02:28:19 AM
I am grateful for tonight (in anticipation  ;D )
*crossing fingers for you*
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Jan 12, 2013, 02:30:00 AM
^ Oh AN, do keep up ::) ;D

It was all going brilliantly and it was hot, but then it was scary and got cold and now Valerie is wrapped in tinfoil and is going to strip slowly...

Have I got that right Valerie? :)
Musette, you are on target!
 Thanks Chablis & AN.
I definitely have a heart shield.  But i definitely feel stronger about her than anyone in over a decade.


Don' t forget the READY AIM FIRE sex !!
LOL, thanks for reminding me,Blythe ;D :o
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 12, 2013, 10:37:02 AM
I am grateful for my hat :

(http://www.icompositions.com/music/uploads/530/49674Dunce_Cap.png)

Re: the Economist - they have a pretty coherent economically right-wing, socially liberal stance, I think. Yes, stability, and also I think a strong regard for freedom - business freedom and individual freedom. (Not total freedom, obviously - not least because of 'free market' being rather an oxymoron.) They've also long supported decriminalisation of recreational drugs, for example.

dk - that's really interesting, about finding relevance in economic perspectives wrt literature/culture. It is also reassuring, from my pov, to think that I am not stuck in something completely useless and ineffectual ! What also interests me is that from outside of economics, you can distinguish economic background from political background - to me they are one and the same. (This is def not a universal econ view, btw - I had a macro TA who declared he "didn't do politics". :-X)

Shall we get a proper thread for all this ? I would be very GRATEFUL to continue for far longer than seems fair on other non-economic gratitude-expressers. I want to think a bit more about Keynes and also about interdiscipline economic thought, I want to think a lot about the pros and cons of maths in economics .. And I think it would also be quite nice to have a place for random thoughts of a vaguely relevant nature.

Selfishly, I'm also finding this very helpful for my not-quite-finished MSc app. There is definitely a gap in my statement where 'something good about economics' ought to be - Thais, you're throwing me an awful lot of stuff that fits the bill. (For which I am, naturally, GRATEFUL.)
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Post by: Blythe on Jan 12, 2013, 12:14:44 PM
Make an economics threads then I can get the eldest to read it!

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Post by: Top on Jan 12, 2013, 12:50:53 PM
I've always thought that this thread had a whiff of the hippy about it an I'm delighted that it's turned into a discussion on economics. Please keep it up.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 12, 2013, 06:27:09 PM
All right, I'll start a thread.  In order to put a halt to Hippynomics.

I'm going to try to transfer the dialog, so it will all be in one place.

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Jan 12, 2013, 06:28:13 PM
Today I'm grateful for ..


I''ve nothing to add about economics except that Milton Keynes was apparently named after two influential 20th century economists: Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes. Brave new world!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Uncle Pants on Jan 12, 2013, 06:30:29 PM
Today I'm grateful for ..

  • Jarlsberg on toast - yum!

Isn't that some sort of beer? On toast?  ???
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Jan 12, 2013, 06:35:19 PM
Today I'm grateful for ..

  • Jarlsberg on toast - yum!

Isn't that some sort of beer? On toast?  ???

It's a lovely Scandinavian hard cheese, with a nutty/fruity afterteste. Yum! :)
(http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/nutri/breadstuffs/images/jarlsberg.jpg)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jan 13, 2013, 03:13:23 AM
^ mmmmmm, yes, I love Jarlsberg, too which reminds me that I still got some in the fridge. Utterly grateful for my lovely fan heater which brings be back to life now after coming home from a cold journey. Bliss!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Guineapig on Jan 13, 2013, 09:16:15 AM
Starting teaching at 10 rather than 9.30 = lie-in!  :D :D :D
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Post by: Porridge on Jan 13, 2013, 09:19:33 AM
Starting teaching at 10 rather than 9.30 = lie-in!  :D :D :D

And no snow?
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Post by: Guineapig on Jan 13, 2013, 09:22:01 AM
Yes! And that  :D ;D 8)
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Post by: Porridge on Jan 13, 2013, 09:34:33 AM
Yes! And that  :D ;D 8)

:D Have a safe layer than usual, snow-free Sunday ride into work!  :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Creative Whistler on Jan 13, 2013, 11:18:15 AM
that my teenager is a late riser :OD
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: onmyway on Jan 13, 2013, 12:32:27 PM
that i have some outstandingly wonderful friends
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Jan 14, 2013, 12:30:11 PM
a different type of work week
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Twin on Jan 14, 2013, 02:28:01 PM
dream job, sunny beautiful day, lovely friends, my son, my girl... :D
I┤m a lucky duck, and those things i quite don┤t like will change over time  ^__^
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Post by: valerie on Jan 14, 2013, 11:08:09 PM
my reflections about this wknd.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Parker on Jan 16, 2013, 02:29:55 PM
That I have a job. Even if it does insolve a lot of emotional prostitition and pretending to give a cr*p..
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jan 16, 2013, 03:42:53 PM
That the helicopter that crashed today missed one of my best friend's house by a few hundred meters and didn't end up in her flat. I was extremely worried this morning when I saw the news.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 16, 2013, 05:10:56 PM
chopped - up granny smith apples in my cereal
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Post by: Blythe on Jan 16, 2013, 06:27:36 PM
That the helicopter that crashed today missed one of my best friend's house by a few hundred meters and didn't end up in her flat. I was extremely worried this morning when I saw the news.


eek!  It all looked very dramatic on the news !

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Post by: valerie on Jan 16, 2013, 09:45:04 PM
The python hunters. They have already killed or caught,depending on the situation, 11.

 This hunt goes on for a few more weeks as we have a dangerous amount of them.

 They are chasing the alligators in closer to where i live and i am only 8 miles from the Atlantic. Hope to be 2 miles from the Atlantic a year from now. :)
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Post by: onmyway on Jan 16, 2013, 09:50:27 PM
Having, and being able to afford to use, central heating
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Post by: valerie on Jan 16, 2013, 10:20:11 PM
Having, and being able to afford to use, central heating
that's the way we feel in the summer about air conditioning.
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Post by: lightning star on Jan 16, 2013, 10:28:11 PM
Friendship. A sense of humour. Patisserie Valerie.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 16, 2013, 10:35:08 PM
lightning star, i love that Picasso quote. I never heard of it. I am going to use it in my World Religions class. Thank you.
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Post by: lightning star on Jan 16, 2013, 10:38:14 PM
^ Glad you like Val ;) Picasso is a dude 8)
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Post by: valerie on Jan 16, 2013, 10:39:58 PM
^ Glad you like Val ;) Picasso is a dude 8)
he is.
 he certainly broke a few women's hearts.   
I love his work.
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Post by: truculent? on Jan 17, 2013, 12:29:10 AM
To have you  in my life  :-*
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Post by: Twin on Jan 17, 2013, 12:37:07 AM
Among many other things, my job. Love and enjoy it, and once again the sale┤s going great. Peace of mind, i can carry on and provide for my kid and I ...SO GRATEFUL!! *YAY*
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Post by: Guineapig on Jan 17, 2013, 08:26:29 AM
Consummating the relationship with .... IKEA  :D
Oh.
And the jars I bought. Tres useful  :)
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Post by: valerie on Jan 17, 2013, 06:14:15 PM
Scottish shortbread
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Post by: Lust for Life on Jan 18, 2013, 10:49:12 AM
an extension 8)

though I really do have to get it done NOW.

Please shoo me away if I'm back here and haven't finished yet :D
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Post by: valerie on Jan 18, 2013, 12:37:50 PM
i am wearing a pullover sweater that is the same colour as my jeans. It's 55f/12C & It's a wonderful change.

Population control- mosquitoes & such little Florida creatures

And everyone,everyone will be out tonight in their neater clothes. When you live in what you consider the torrid zone, you so look forward to dressing up.   Mind you, we are looking if we get 20 days like this annually
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Post by: BabyBoy on Jan 18, 2013, 06:42:58 PM
My Alpha parka and big hiking boots!
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Post by: Grey on Jan 19, 2013, 10:30:04 PM
I think I managed to fix the oven without blowing me and dog through the roof
will celebrate by baking a lemon cake
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Post by: spanky @ass on Jan 19, 2013, 10:32:14 PM
So, it's safe for me to drop by?

'prepares parachute'
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Jan 19, 2013, 10:36:28 PM
a hilarious photo from the early/mid nineties.
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Post by: Grey on Jan 19, 2013, 10:42:02 PM
So, it's safe for me to drop by?

'prepares parachute'

Anytime O 8) O
Anytime  :D
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Post by: Muddles on Jan 20, 2013, 12:33:13 AM
Family & Friends  :)
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Post by: Porridge on Jan 20, 2013, 08:28:55 PM
Touch screen suitable gloves, for use in my flat :)
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Post by: Lust for Life on Jan 20, 2013, 09:50:49 PM
My truly wonderful wife, who just helped me bind my portfolio.  What am I saying, she didn't help me, she did all of that bit!

It's finished, happy dance!!
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Post by: valerie on Jan 21, 2013, 03:47:57 AM
a mind-blowing Saturday & Sunday
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Post by: Guineapig on Jan 21, 2013, 07:14:49 AM
A new uber warm/waterproof down jacket.

All I need now is down socks and gloves  :)
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Post by: peca on Jan 21, 2013, 07:57:53 AM
No school run due to closure  :)
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Post by: valerie on Jan 21, 2013, 02:32:59 PM
out of this world, wonderful So. Florida winter weather!
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Post by: lightning star on Jan 21, 2013, 03:54:01 PM
Language, snow, silence.
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Post by: Melinoe on Jan 21, 2013, 04:44:14 PM
Having some of my special bread so I could have a bacon butty.
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Post by: Twin on Jan 22, 2013, 04:27:09 AM
My speed working today! :D and the new light that permits me to do so at night too  ;D

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Post by: valerie on Jan 22, 2013, 12:04:28 PM
shorter work  week
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jan 22, 2013, 08:08:01 PM
Good food, working heating, good book to read, many things to look forward to in 2013.  :)
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Post by: peca on Jan 22, 2013, 09:29:09 PM
Inspiration
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Post by: valerie on Jan 22, 2013, 10:25:30 PM
Good food, working heating, good book to read, many things to look forward to in 2013.  :)
i am with you all the way, except that we do not need heat
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Post by: Parker on Jan 23, 2013, 01:51:11 PM
The week off work I have co :Dming up in the next few weeks. I'm gonna use to go out clubbing :D I am even gonna drink yay.
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Post by: slapntickle on Jan 25, 2013, 08:30:40 PM
In the context of Michael Fuckwit Gove's changes in A-Levels and post-16 funding, we had a brainstorming day today at work. Curriculum managers and data/timetabling/exam gurus coming together to discuss the way forward. It was refreshingly pleasant and positive and everyone jumped in with creative and innovative ideas for how we can run things in the future. It was a day I was dreading, but turned out to be very interesting.
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Post by: Dizz on Jan 25, 2013, 09:47:16 PM
A steaming hot bath, comfy pyjamas and chickpea and spinach curry. Bliss. :D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 08, 2013, 10:29:02 PM

Blythe--for making me suddenly burst out laughing today.

Grey--for offering to bring me soup and a snow shovel.
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Post by: Skyler on Feb 08, 2013, 11:15:26 PM
I am really, really excited about my new job.
3 working days left at existing job as have holiday owing = diving bonanza of a week next week.
All good.
All fucking great.
Every day for  the last week I have woken up and realised I do not feel tense.
And I have gone to bed and my body does not hurt.
I am hugely grateful for all of it.
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Post by: Blythe on Feb 09, 2013, 12:49:06 AM
Thais ... I need to know WHICH one...
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 09, 2013, 12:52:06 AM
Thais ... I need to know WHICH one...

It was a multiple. 

If I *had* to choose a climax, I'd say HHAYT. 


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Post by: onmyway on Feb 09, 2013, 11:57:44 AM
Today I am grateful that some people are offering genuinely affordable acupuncture in my area.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 09, 2013, 01:48:40 PM
i think it's my last union wknd "gig"
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Post by: Musette on Feb 09, 2013, 02:34:51 PM
The income tax rebate I just received :D
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Post by: Mental Elf on Feb 09, 2013, 02:58:43 PM
^  :D
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Post by: Plush Velociraptor Cuddlekin on Feb 09, 2013, 09:26:07 PM
My wife, who cancelled our weekend plans so I can try and recover some degree of my energy both physical and emotional. She rocks.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 10, 2013, 01:10:59 PM
  the gift that all human beings have. Unfortunately,some do not let it work,effectively.

I do & I would like to help others find it, cherish it, know & experience the fact that we all have it.


I do not  like to see anyone suffer from heartbreak because like a broken arm or kidney stones(in my recent time),healing is possible. We all have the gift of:

                               Resiliency  of  the  Spirit
all things can improve,if we relax and let them. I hope as many of you as possible meet on Thursday night & celebrate the many shades of love & like!
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Post by: fat fairy on Feb 10, 2013, 03:04:50 PM
Family, there a pain in the arse more often than not and drive me crazy on a regular basis, but it's days like today when I realise how lucky I am to have all that love in my life.
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Post by: onmyway on Feb 10, 2013, 03:06:50 PM
^ yay!

I'm feeling kinda similar about mine today too  ;D
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Post by: Grey on Feb 10, 2013, 05:05:21 PM
Thais and Kiawe are dug out I will be soon
none of us are stuck on the LongIsland Expressway which is paved hell in dry weather
the sun is out and as soon as the temp rises a bit more dog and I are off for a tramp
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 10, 2013, 05:38:52 PM
Thais and Kiawe are dug out I will be soon
none of us are stuck on the LongIsland Expressway which is paved hell in dry weather
the sun is out and as soon as the temp rises a bit more dog and I are off for a tramp

Our Snow Removal Man finally showed up and managed to blow three inches of snow back on top of my car.  Thanks a lot.  It's true, there isn't much room for the snow he was trying to remove from the driveway, but redistributing it to the top of my car doesn't seem quite fair.

Grey, do you have a dog sled?
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Post by: Grey on Feb 10, 2013, 05:43:40 PM
I have a sled of course-you don't?
and a dog
I just haven't worked out how to get us out of a tree if a squirrel gets involved
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Post by: Porridge on Feb 10, 2013, 06:52:30 PM
I have a sled of course-you don't?
and a dog
I just haven't worked out how to get us out of a tree if a squirrel gets involved

What a wonderful image! 

A rolled up rope ladder, carefully stashed in your backpack, and a sling to hold the dog as you descend.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 11, 2013, 11:52:00 AM
GINGERBEER
NOT THE DRINK,THE WEB SITE.
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Post by: Damia on Feb 11, 2013, 12:55:52 PM
Removal companies that pack your stuff for you.  For the first time in my life, I'm one day before a move and almost totally relaxed.  8)
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Post by: aftertherain on Feb 12, 2013, 10:17:46 AM
Your unconditional snuggles. I love you Baby Girl xx
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Post by: valerie on Feb 12, 2013, 12:00:12 PM
Removal companies that pack your stuff for you.  For the first time in my life, I'm one day before a move and almost totally relaxed.  8)
OMG! I am going to do the next autumn!
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Post by: onmyway on Feb 12, 2013, 01:52:01 PM
That even though I live in a capital city, I have the marshes on my doorstep, the Heath a short train ride away, and umpteen other beautiful green spaces nearby.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 12, 2013, 06:06:23 PM
loving
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Post by: Parker on Feb 14, 2013, 02:05:58 PM
The seas of change, and the winds of fortune :)
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Post by: valerie on Feb 14, 2013, 08:12:51 PM
the internet
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Post by: onmyway on Feb 14, 2013, 10:18:26 PM
Friends, old and new
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Post by: valerie on Feb 14, 2013, 10:32:14 PM
cold front coming! yay! we have had some summer weather. We want to wear our leather jackets.
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Post by: Skyler on Feb 14, 2013, 10:41:21 PM
The pool manager who dealt with my complaint so fantastically a few weeks ago.
I sent him a thank you letter. He came over and thanked me for it tonight and said it had gone down very well in his appraisal.
I then discovered my fiver for diving had fallen out of my pocket and I didn't have enough. He lent me it.
And I'm very glad or I'd have missed the one and only adult woman diving that I have ever seen there.
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Post by: MzB on Feb 14, 2013, 11:39:13 PM
The pool manager who dealt with my complaint so fantastically a few weeks ago.
I sent him a thank you letter. He came over and thanked me for it tonight and said it had gone down very well in his appraisal.
I then discovered my fiver for diving had fallen out of my pocket and I didn't have enough. He lent me it.
And I'm very glad or I'd have missed the one and only adult woman diving that I have ever seen there.

Perhaps you gave that fiver to the person who sent you a secret valentine, Skyler?
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Feb 15, 2013, 08:11:02 AM
Last day of the half term :) 1 week off! :)
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Post by: Skyler on Feb 15, 2013, 10:32:19 AM

Perhaps you gave that fiver to the person who sent you a secret valentine, Skyler?

.... I did surely shiver last night. It's true.
It was rather embarrassing.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 15, 2013, 12:19:16 PM
Friday---4 consecutive days with Red.
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Feb 24, 2013, 08:10:45 PM
Anaesthetic eye drops. Chicken roasting bags. And Madagascar 3.

Just those.
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Post by: Amaury on Feb 24, 2013, 08:19:50 PM
Seeing lots of different friends this weekend  :) and the understanding boy who didn't complain (too much) about being frozen stiff at Twickenham during the women's game.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Feb 24, 2013, 08:50:54 PM
All those days off work including today and being able to see the best UK athletes in my sport competing at arms length away from me which helped me to pick up a few tricks.   :D
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Post by: valerie on Feb 24, 2013, 11:13:49 PM
good weather,good lovin' ,good conversation
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Post by: sherbert on Feb 27, 2013, 11:52:32 AM
My day off for some much needed rest and relaxation.  I was heading for a melt down and I do not usually feel like that.   
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Post by: sally33 on Feb 27, 2013, 11:55:04 AM
being able to remember what to do with our time when both sprogs unexpectedly went out for the evening last night.
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Post by: PearlD1va on Feb 27, 2013, 12:00:34 PM
Off work on leave 'till Monday yipee! Best friend staying over 'till Friday night, double yippee!! ;D
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Post by: valerie on Feb 27, 2013, 12:15:11 PM
 good strawberries! it's strawberry season. They are inexpensive now and delicious!
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Post by: amaya on Feb 27, 2013, 01:10:17 PM
Mr. Rutherford the chartered surveyor who just stopped by. I could have equally have posted this in what has annoyed you today but decided to be grateful. As he is going to give me the money. Rather have a bit of a perv than a jobs worthy twat any day after all. 

But what another nosey Parker man with a laptop. He had to photograph the back of the house and even tryed to get me to be in the photo  ??? probably because he was interested in me as a woman living on her own and he couldn't work out my romantic living situation from the house decor, he enthusiastically told me all about what he liked and what I should do to the house (I didn't ask for his opinion). During the whole visit  making comments like 'this is definitely a woman's house'. I have learnt that Men are very interested in women who don't need men and how they manage to live without them. So on he goes being flirty about the bath in the bedroom. Actually by now I was warming to him - saying 'someone could lie in the bath while the other person was lying in bed chatting' 'I could get into trouble as a man for what I am thinking now'.  He took his shoes of and was saying how soft and warm the carpet was. Then into our bedroom and I could see he could barely contain himself from looking at the photographs of my gf and I. I had to distract him by pretending I was going to put a staircase in the wardrobe up to the loft. I am not bragging its a very modest house in a crap area its just that he made me laugh because he was so intrigued by the house but couldn't work out what was a bit different about it.

I am grateful you are going to give the money Mr. Rutherford. But Hurry up.  And I will not be using the money for stupid house improvements as I think you may have guessed.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 28, 2013, 12:11:33 PM
caffeine
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Mar 01, 2013, 11:17:31 AM
Another,day off work which gives me the time to celebrate my new role at work with a lovely friend.  :D
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Post by: Lust for Life on Mar 01, 2013, 11:39:45 AM
daffodils, leeks and youtube :D
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Post by: valerie on Mar 01, 2013, 11:45:26 AM
3 consecutive days!  weekends will be a way of life every day after June 7
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Post by: DeviantSpirit on Mar 01, 2013, 12:45:58 PM
that ibuprofen works and that the hysteroscopy is now yesterday and not looming in the future
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Post by: Twin on Mar 01, 2013, 01:16:19 PM
For the support i have received here at GB....took me by surprise and warmed me up inside...
I sure did need that, and realized it when i had it   :)
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Post by: valerie on Mar 01, 2013, 02:10:30 PM
The open-mindedness of the head of the college that employs me. He is going to let me work with gay young adults when i retire. It's time for me to give something to our community.
and i am elated!
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Post by: Little Fox on Mar 01, 2013, 02:57:56 PM
having a chill out weekend visiting my best friend in London + Brighton after weeks of sheer hard graft and stress of a big deadline. keep daughters under lock and key she may be on the prowl.
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Post by: JulesÖ on Mar 01, 2013, 08:35:39 PM
Totally irrelevant - but Little Fox is one of my cat's nicknames.  :)

(Yes, the puss is ginger...)
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Post by: valerie on Mar 02, 2013, 06:12:14 PM
Totally irrelevant - but Little Fox is one of my cat's nicknames.  :)

(Yes, the puss is ginger...)
hope to see you this summer,Jules :)
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Post by: Little Fox on Mar 03, 2013, 09:40:42 AM
Totally irrelevant - but Little Fox is one of my cat's nicknames.  :)

(Yes, the puss is ginger...)

that's cute :) unfortunately I'm not ginger, though as I was once told by an eccentric geriatric 'bright eyed and bushy tailed, just like a little fox' and so it has stuck. more relevantly, I call my cat tiger chops.
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Post by: JulesÖ on Mar 03, 2013, 11:02:36 AM
[ hope to see you this summer,Jules :)

Hope to see you too, Val.

btw - I love hearing about your blossoming relationship with red - will she be coming with you?  :)
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Post by: JulesÖ on Mar 03, 2013, 11:04:20 AM
that's cute :) unfortunately I'm not ginger, though as I was once told by an eccentric geriatric 'bright eyed and bushy tailed, just like a little fox' and so it has stuck. more relevantly, I call my cat tiger chops.

Awwww  - always good to hear from another cat fan on GB.  :D
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Post by: animalnitrate on Mar 03, 2013, 12:01:16 PM
A good night's sleep.
A cheerful baby.
My mother, who is bringing food round for us all.
Sunshine.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 03, 2013, 12:54:20 PM
Another lovely nurse.
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Post by: valerie on Mar 04, 2013, 12:33:15 PM
[ hope to see you this summer,Jules :)

Hope to see you too, Val.

btw - I love hearing about your blossoming relationship with red - will she be coming with you?  :)

Yes! She will!
                       This is my first time that i am bringing a special woman  for 5 & 1/2 weeks total. Hopefully, it will be a very "honeymoon"experience for us. It is her first trip abroad. Roberta's passport will be here in about 2-3 weeks,then we will make traveling plans.  We already have an apartment near Compton and Greek Street.

I am ecstatic ...so ecstatic that i actually have a little nervousness in terms of really believing that this is all happening---retirement,London, and an enthusiastic,art loving, intelligent, beautiful, creative, humorous, beautiful red-haired woman who charms me to the nth degree. I know she will love London & the friends whom i have made over there.

Definitely, a very different kind of trip  ahead of me.

Thanks Jules.
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Post by: Amaury on Mar 05, 2013, 06:29:18 PM
The woman who left me a note when a van reversed/scratched my bumper. With the company name, registration number and her number as witness   :D
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Post by: kate b on Mar 05, 2013, 06:50:25 PM
That the psych got the reference to Mrs Clutterbuck from Mog and the Bad Baby and didn't look at me as though I was a total loon.


eta: before the Loon Liberation Front starts baying for blood for that, may I say in my defence that this is the gallows humours of one who spends half her life at the Maudsley.
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Post by: betterthanaverage on Mar 05, 2013, 06:54:14 PM
Medusa, I'm not quite sure what your last post was about but I wish you all the best.  :)
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 05, 2013, 06:57:33 PM
I'm assuming Mog and the Bad Baby is a story book. Are you going to read us a story, Medusa?
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Post by: valerie on Mar 05, 2013, 07:14:25 PM
the SE Florida weather continues to be temperate & cool in the evenings. Most of us appreciate the change.
I LOVE the change.
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Post by: Sciencegeek on Mar 08, 2013, 01:43:19 AM
Co-codamol.
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Post by: Grey on Mar 08, 2013, 01:59:10 AM
I have exactly enough clean clothes to get to work tomorrow
Saturday is bachelor laundry day at a friend's-just in time  ::)
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Post by: sally33 on Mar 08, 2013, 08:17:25 AM
Medusa, I'm not quite sure what your last post was about but I wish you all the best.  :)

Book character day
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Post by: valerie on Mar 08, 2013, 12:30:43 PM
good health,good weight, good weather, and birds singing away this morning.
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Post by: Blythe on Mar 08, 2013, 08:01:39 PM
A loo in Asda.
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Post by: Schwarz The Deathstar on Mar 08, 2013, 08:25:01 PM
My mum.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Mar 09, 2013, 12:13:36 AM
My rain overall for motorbiking.
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Post by: kate b on Mar 09, 2013, 01:19:34 AM
School places. The Michael Rutter Centre. The roof over my head (though not literally, since I sleep in the attic and regularly bang my head on the sodding sloping walls).
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Post by: Musette on Mar 09, 2013, 02:36:10 AM
^ hope it works out for them, and you, Medusa. Are they going to be in the same class as each other?
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Mar 09, 2013, 11:22:33 PM
Teachers in South Dakota are allowed to carry guns in the classroom.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21722377

I'm grateful that non of my teachers shot me.  I suppose it's one way to keep the class under control though.  I wonder if it affects graduation rates.
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Post by: spanky @ass on Mar 09, 2013, 11:31:02 PM
I saw that on the news earlier. My immediate thought was it's only amatter of time before a teacher is the beserk shooter.

Solve a problem with additional guns-genius. Always.
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Post by: Coniglia on Mar 09, 2013, 11:40:13 PM
Iced water.  And an iPad charger.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Mar 12, 2013, 01:03:09 PM
My sheepskin flying jacket. It keeps out the icy wind beautifully.
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Post by: onmyway on Mar 12, 2013, 01:41:58 PM
sunshine  8)
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Post by: Splashy on Mar 12, 2013, 04:53:42 PM
Our new Grandchild :)
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Post by: Musette on Mar 12, 2013, 06:50:41 PM
Our new Grandchild :)

How wonderful! Congratulations :D
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Post by: valerie on Mar 12, 2013, 07:00:27 PM
texting
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Post by: onmyway on Mar 12, 2013, 07:01:50 PM
Congrations Splashy!

Today I am grateful for my dog, and grateful to the two very dear friends who have helped me so much with her recently.
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Post by: Skyler on Mar 12, 2013, 07:03:36 PM
Congratulations Splashy!

I'm grateful to a random woman in a shoe shop who spoke to me and wound up going into the stock room to fetch something for me for my child after a flippant remark that I made, and gave me it for free. It's revolting, mind, but he'll love it.
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Post by: plugitin on Mar 12, 2013, 07:11:55 PM
Our new Grandchild :)

Congratulations from me and purelybyaccident xx
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Post by: Dizz on Mar 12, 2013, 07:16:27 PM
Our new Grandchild :)

Congrats! :D
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Post by: Tak on Mar 12, 2013, 09:03:16 PM
My sheepskin flying jacket. It keeps out the icy wind beautifully.

I feel this way about my trapper hat.

Also  grateful for the samosas someone made me,just cooked and eaten them,yum!
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Post by: Splashy on Mar 12, 2013, 10:08:45 PM
Our new Grandchild :)

How wonderful! Congratulations :D

Thank you :)
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Post by: Splashy on Mar 12, 2013, 10:09:25 PM
Our new Grandchild :)

Congrats! :D

Thanks Dizz
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Post by: Splashy on Mar 12, 2013, 10:10:42 PM
Our new Grandchild :)

Congratulations from me and purelybyaccident xx

Thanks girls
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Post by: Splashy on Mar 12, 2013, 10:11:35 PM
Congrations Splashy!

Today I am grateful for my dog, and grateful to the two very dear friends who have helped me so much with her recently.

Thanks to you & I hope your dog is doing well
x
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Post by: Purplediamond on Mar 12, 2013, 10:13:42 PM
Our new Grandchild :)

Congratulations  :)

I am grateful that is it warmer today than it was yesterday. The cold is no fun with a broken boiler! Also greatful that I feel appreciated at work. It was a good day!
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Post by: Porridge on Mar 12, 2013, 10:18:26 PM
Our new Grandchild :)

How wonderful! Congratulations :D

This :)
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Post by: mellie on Mar 12, 2013, 10:19:58 PM
Women, women, women. Silly banter from female colleagues, compliments from female boss, smiles from women on the bus & train, I love being a lesbian & casually drinking it all in from the women I meet in my normal, average day :-)
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Post by: valerie on Mar 12, 2013, 11:03:01 PM
Women, women, women. Silly banter from female colleagues, compliments from female boss, smiles from women on the bus & train, I love being a lesbian & casually drinking it all in from the women I meet in my normal, average day :-)
i'm grateful for reading this^
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Post by: Purplediamond on Mar 13, 2013, 05:28:04 PM
Women, women, women. Silly banter from female colleagues, compliments from female boss, smiles from women on the bus & train, I love being a lesbian & casually drinking it all in from the women I meet in my normal, average day :-)
i'm grateful for reading this^

Me too.
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Post by: dukovearl on Mar 13, 2013, 07:33:55 PM
Congrats Splashy  :D
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Post by: Dizz on Mar 13, 2013, 07:43:07 PM
My sheepskin flying jacket. It keeps out the icy wind beautifully.

Don't they just!  I'm wearing mine practically every day with the icy cold weather.
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Post by: Dizz on Mar 13, 2013, 07:54:24 PM
Oh, and my WAYGFT .. is that it's Wednesday. Woop! :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Mar 13, 2013, 10:37:17 PM
The away-goal rule in the Champions League.
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Post by: Tak on Mar 13, 2013, 11:53:39 PM
^^^
I'm sure you are!

I am grateful Arsenal didn't get slaughtered.
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Post by: animalnitrate on Mar 14, 2013, 01:28:01 PM
My mother, who is taking my son to the baby group this afternoon so I can do some uni work.

Congratulations Splashy - hooray for grandmothers. :D
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Post by: Tak on Mar 14, 2013, 01:35:29 PM
Women, women, women. Silly banter from female colleagues, compliments from female boss, smiles from women on the bus & train, I love being a lesbian & casually drinking it all in from the women I meet in my normal, average day :-)

I seem to be having this experience today,it is wonderful and its only half way through the day. :)
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Post by: Mirror on Mar 15, 2013, 01:54:53 AM
I walked home today, it took me an hour and a half, and even though I was walking because there is nothing at all to hurry home for, I was just so bloody grateful that I could do it. It's so vividly in my head when was I grateful to be moved one bed nearer the window in the hospital, because walking that extra bed's width was so far, and now I went all that way in the cold.  :D
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Post by: PushingThru on Mar 15, 2013, 02:18:44 AM
I am grateful for being healthy.  So underrated until it goes wrong. 
 
I pray to God I stay healthy.
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Post by: ellis on Mar 15, 2013, 06:40:39 AM
For every word of -rogue-'s post because it gives me proper delight.
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Post by: Tak on Mar 15, 2013, 08:36:18 AM
Baked beans on toast.
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Post by: Dizz on Mar 15, 2013, 08:41:27 AM
Last day at work for two and a bit weeks. :D
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Post by: Musette on Mar 15, 2013, 09:59:33 AM
Paracetamol.
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Post by: valerie on Mar 15, 2013, 10:59:52 AM
Paracetamol.
I will buy that and take it home this summer for my friends. Hope you feel some relief,Musette.
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Post by: Musette on Mar 15, 2013, 01:44:41 PM
Paracetamol.
I will buy that and take it home this summer for my friends. Hope you feel some relief,Musette.

Thanks Valerie. It's just period-related aches and pains. At least I'm not sitting in hospital waiting to have my ankle put in plaster pending surgery, which is what's happening to my darling right now :(
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Mar 15, 2013, 05:51:52 PM
The AA who are now going to check over a car that we have our eye on, the service so far has been really fantastic. I know that it is rather expensive but I have no idea about cars and there would be absolutely no point in me even having a look at the car.

Because I booked the comprehensive test plus the data check I got a deal that makes it actually ú20 in total cheaper than just the comprehensive test on it's own.

If the car is rubbish then I may have spent a few quid that I can't see but I won't be looking at a wreck of a car in the driveway.
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Post by: onmyway on Mar 15, 2013, 05:57:16 PM
Paracetamol.
I will buy that and take it home this summer for my friends. Hope you feel some relief,Musette.

Thanks Valerie. It's just period-related aches and pains. At least I'm not sitting in hospital waiting to have my ankle put in plaster pending surgery, which is what's happening to my darling right now :(

 :o

Hope all goes well for both of you.
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Mar 15, 2013, 06:01:22 PM
Paracetamol.
I will buy that and take it home this summer for my friends. Hope you feel some relief,Musette.

Thanks Valerie. It's just period-related aches and pains. At least I'm not sitting in hospital waiting to have my ankle put in plaster pending surgery, which is what's happening to my darling right now :(

 :o

Hope all goes well for both of you.

Oh crikey, poor Elf, hope all goes well.
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Post by: Mental Elf on Mar 15, 2013, 06:27:14 PM
^ am home now (well, at the parents). I'm plastered up and now that the orthopedist surgeon has seen the post plaster X-rays he thinks I won't need surgery. I get a new, lighter cast in 10 days at the fracture clinic and then I think it's at least 6weeks in plaster and who knows what else after. Will have to wait to see what they say at the clinic.
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Post by: slapntickle on Mar 15, 2013, 07:10:57 PM
The cancellation of a 2 hour KPI meeting this afternoon, consequently a much better end to the working week than I was expecting.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 15, 2013, 07:25:26 PM
Whoever it was who gave me some of their blood. Thanks, blood donors!
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Post by: onmyway on Mar 15, 2013, 07:26:40 PM
My mother.
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Post by: Amaury on Mar 15, 2013, 08:32:41 PM
Whoever it was who gave me some of their blood. Thanks, blood donors!

I always wonder where the blood goes. It would make facinating stories.
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Post by: Mirror on Mar 15, 2013, 10:11:30 PM
For every word of -rogue-'s post because it gives me proper delight.

 :-*
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Post by: Porridge on Mar 15, 2013, 10:47:05 PM
^ am home now (well, at the parents). I'm plastered up and now that the orthopedist surgeon has seen the post plaster X-rays he thinks I won't need surgery. I get a new, lighter cast in 10 days at the fracture clinic and then I think it's at least 6weeks in plaster and who knows what else after. Will have to wait to see what they say at the clinic.

Is this the same ankle that you were told was sprained, and sent home without a word of advice on how to look after it??
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Post by: Mental Elf on Mar 15, 2013, 11:46:40 PM
^ it is indeed. A strongly worded letter of complaint shall be finding it's way to whipps cross hospital. Especially as the doctor today said that what I've done is more serious than a fracture and if it had been left I would have been unable to ever bear weight on it again. I'm not sure what the injury is called but the two leg bones that go into the foot joint should overlap and there's a whopping great gap between them which is why I can't put my foot flat on the floor.

I'm so glad I went for a second opinion!
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Post by: Tak on Mar 16, 2013, 12:01:01 AM
Whoever it was who gave me some of their blood. Thanks, blood donors!

Ooh maybe it was some of mine....are you feeling any inclination to support a well known North London football team?
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 16, 2013, 12:06:56 AM
I am type BE POSITIVE.
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Post by: two monkeys on Mar 16, 2013, 12:22:19 AM
Two lovely cold bottles of lovely beer and a little puff on a jazz pipe, nae. well it is an nae but not that kind.
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Post by: Mirror on Mar 16, 2013, 12:25:01 AM
I am type BE POSITIVE.

I am probably BEE HAVE or BE GOOD.
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Post by: Porridge on Mar 16, 2013, 09:07:04 AM
^ it is indeed. A strongly worded letter of complaint shall be finding it's way to whipps cross hospital. Especially as the doctor today said that what I've done is more serious than a fracture and if it had been left I would have been unable to ever bear weight on it again. I'm not sure what the injury is called but the two leg bones that go into the foot joint should overlap and there's a whopping great gap between them which is why I can't put my foot flat on the floor.

I'm so glad I went for a second opinion!

Ouch!  :(  And thanks to them, you had 24 hours extra agony!

I'm glad it's settling in cast now, and hope it gets easier for you.
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Post by: valerie on Mar 16, 2013, 04:37:36 PM
my gf...extremely grateful...never thought... wow...I thank the universe every single day,as many moments as possible.
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Post by: Musette on Mar 16, 2013, 09:45:48 PM
I am type BE POSITIVE.

So am I! It pleases me :D
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 17, 2013, 12:50:34 PM
Nurses are fantastic. I am so grateful for nurses. I think they are my favourite professional people.
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Post by: Sorted. on Mar 17, 2013, 10:19:21 PM
I'm grateful for the whole weekend.  Whilst I have been away at Blythe's being waited on beautifully, my lovely friend has been at my flat decorating the kitchen and bathroom.  It all looks lovely.
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Post by: Blythe on Mar 17, 2013, 10:30:51 PM
I am grateful for my lovely girlfriend staying and only beating me marginally at scrabble and for my favourite charity shop having a ú2 sale ..
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Post by: Dizz on Mar 17, 2013, 10:31:31 PM
^ ^ Oooh How fab. Arrive home and it's all done!  Lovely indeed. :D
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Post by: lightning star on Mar 17, 2013, 11:29:38 PM
A strong cup of tea and an old song :D
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Post by: valerie on Mar 19, 2013, 11:12:57 AM
Nurses are fantastic. I am so grateful for nurses. I think they are my favourite professional people.
Isn't that the truth.  I think it takes a special person to want to take care of people. I agree with you. They are my favorite professional people,also.
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Post by: Mental Elf on Mar 21, 2013, 12:28:57 PM
Nurses are fantastic. I am so grateful for nurses. I think they are my favourite professional people.


We are very lucky to have some fab nurses :)

I hope I will be a fab nurse when I qualify :)
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Mar 21, 2013, 01:08:44 PM
Smart phones, but one day I will have to get a bigger screen.
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Post by: Slantrhyme on Mar 21, 2013, 01:18:10 PM
Today I'm grateful for an email from my friend, asking how I was doing. I've been having a rough time lately with coming to terms with being gay, coming out and the impending break up of my marriage, so for someone to take a few minutes out of their day to think about me and ask how I'm doing means a lot.
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Post by: Amaury on Mar 21, 2013, 02:11:51 PM
Off yesterday, out tonight and off again tomorrow  :D
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Post by: valerie on Mar 21, 2013, 04:44:26 PM
in 10 more weeks,retired!
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 21, 2013, 04:45:33 PM
A slightly better day than the last few. At least I'm out of bed! Hooray!
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Post by: Top on Mar 21, 2013, 04:47:02 PM
You were missed.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 21, 2013, 04:49:13 PM
http://youtu.be/hJkZvSeNe3s
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Post by: Mental Elf on Mar 21, 2013, 05:26:52 PM
A slightly better day than the last few. At least I'm out of bed! Hooray!

Fabulous news Pants! :)
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Post by: Porridge on Mar 21, 2013, 10:05:06 PM
A slightly better day than the last few. At least I'm out of bed! Hooray!

:D
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Post by: Parker on Mar 22, 2013, 03:43:01 PM
That I have today and the whole weekend off work, my first whole weekend off in what seems like a lifetime. Unfortunately, I am also quite tight on cash this month from paying out a ton of expenses. I'm still gonna make sure I have an awesome time though.:D
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Post by: slapntickle on Mar 22, 2013, 07:15:06 PM
Today I am grateful for my address. Having just watched the news and all the weather trauma which is going on elsewhere, I am glad we just have a bit of rain and moderate winds.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Mar 22, 2013, 07:27:25 PM
Today I am grateful for my address. Having just watched the news and all the weather trauma which is going on elsewhere, I am glad we just have a bit of rain and moderate winds.
^That!  I was expecting to get rained on today but it didn't happen.  Just blowy drizzle.  I can cope with that
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Post by: Popsicle on Mar 23, 2013, 09:17:02 AM

For the last five days I've had: a terrible fever, two migraines and weird stomach cramps. Towards the end of the week I felt like I was falling apart. And then today I woke up feeling completely fine again. Legen... wait for it... dary.
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Post by: wu wei on Mar 23, 2013, 10:44:01 AM
The snow and the fact that I am off and I can go out and play with it.
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Post by: valerie on Mar 23, 2013, 04:58:23 PM
escaping with gf & getting away from my horrible family.
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Post by: Amaury on Mar 24, 2013, 10:30:19 PM
This week has been seriously amazing.  :D
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Post by: Skyler on Mar 24, 2013, 11:28:55 PM
My precious, gentle, funny, loving child.
The joy that a rainbow slinky can bring.
Having lunch and supper with him.

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Post by: Porridge on Mar 25, 2013, 12:58:30 PM
escaping with gf & getting away from my horrible family.
Sorry, valerie, about the horribleness.  But I'm glad you have the chance to get away!

My precious, gentle, funny, loving child.
The joy that a rainbow slinky can bring.
Having lunch and supper with him.

:D
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Post by: Skyler on Mar 25, 2013, 08:44:35 PM
My neighbours are back soon for a brief stop off in their travels and have invited me for supper on Tuesday.


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Post by: spanky @ass on Mar 25, 2013, 11:20:27 PM
The luxury of having art materials to create pictures.

Hope.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Mar 26, 2013, 12:07:49 AM
Modern Science.

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Post by: spanky @ass on Mar 26, 2013, 12:17:50 AM
Geek.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Mar 26, 2013, 12:19:16 AM
^ Yeah, I keep my head dress together with little bits of masking tape.

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Post by: spanky @ass on Mar 26, 2013, 12:21:05 AM
I bet the toll taker had a giggle.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Mar 26, 2013, 12:23:21 AM
^ Oh, you mean because I had clearly washed my head dress on the wrong cycle? 
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Post by: spanky @ass on Mar 26, 2013, 12:28:11 AM
That or you went convertible in snowy deepest darkest.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Mar 26, 2013, 12:31:54 AM
Hah.  Still a little chilly for the convertible.



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Post by: Sorted. on Mar 26, 2013, 07:42:56 AM
The fabulous Head of Art who came to school at 6:30 with me this morning to put the finishing touches to my Bottom.
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Post by: Uncle Pants on Mar 26, 2013, 07:57:33 AM
Now I'm not sure whether someone else is posting as you on FB or not!
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Post by: Sorted. on Mar 26, 2013, 08:02:52 AM
Haha - no.  She tweaked my Bottom at 6:30 and now it looks fabulous.  We're swinging now.  Off vines and stuff.
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Post by: Musette on Mar 26, 2013, 10:17:55 AM
Sorted, I think you must work at a very progressive school...
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Post by: valerie on Mar 26, 2013, 09:15:23 PM
Sorted, I think you must work at a very progressive school...
or perhaps there are excellent administrators that exercise student discipline & care about their teachers.
We have all kinds here
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Post by: restlesspilgrim on Mar 26, 2013, 09:20:10 PM
Teak Oil  :D One of my favourite jobs of the new season is turning old, grey, sad-looking garden furniture into beautiful, glowing new-looking furniture, with just a roll of sandpaper, a bottle of teak oil and a cloth.  :) That is job satisfaction.
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Post by: valerie on Mar 27, 2013, 06:32:41 PM
advanced technology- - -texting
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Post by: valerie on Apr 03, 2013, 12:09:57 PM
health
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Post by: lightning star on Apr 04, 2013, 06:55:29 PM
The Manet exhibition at the RA - absolutely wonderful.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 05, 2013, 12:47:47 AM
The piano is back in action.  After a silence. 
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Post by: valerie on Apr 05, 2013, 02:36:01 AM
grateful for the conversation Roberta and i just had about London.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Apr 05, 2013, 02:09:25 PM
Regular encouraging phonecalls from the art critic and a growing group of supporters and other interesting artists.
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Apr 11, 2013, 12:53:15 PM
Halls blackcurrant and menthol sweets.
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Post by: valerie on Apr 11, 2013, 07:18:00 PM
 unexpected love at this time in my life
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Post by: Skyler on Apr 11, 2013, 11:03:31 PM
My housemate, amongst other things. She makes me laugh. She came downstairs with a look of undisguised glee on her face and said "I've just created something really bad."

A little later, she told me how she wants to go to Walthamstow next weekend because she is convinced she will see Brain Harvey from East 17.
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Post by: dukovearl on Apr 11, 2013, 11:07:27 PM
The pound shop!
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Post by: valerie on Apr 11, 2013, 11:39:44 PM
The pound shop!
i love going there!
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Post by: valerie on Apr 12, 2013, 12:14:59 PM
today is the beginning of a wknd
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Post by: Empress Delilah on Apr 12, 2013, 01:51:07 PM
The kind people who have donated to my GF's crowd funding page for her treatment  :D
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Post by: valerie on Apr 13, 2013, 08:40:51 PM
going to Carvels after dinner.
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Post by: Musette on Apr 14, 2013, 10:59:19 PM
It's only a small thing really, but it's my new wall-mounted shower. I've only ever had a hand-held shower before, but now it means I can have a decent shower and wash my hair at the same time. As a result I now use conditioner every time I wash my hair (it was too much of a faff before). At the risk of sounding like some awful advert, after a few weeks of doing this, my hair, which has always been frizzy and straw-like, is now soft and smooth! I don't even need to brush or blow dry it. I love it :D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 14, 2013, 11:10:09 PM
^I went grocery shopping once with a gay guy.  He bought shampoo and conditioner.  I said to him, "Your hair is a half an inch long--what do you need conditioner for?  To get the tangles out?"

He said "Tha´s, I HAVE to."  And then he whispered through his teeth, "It's a GAY thing."

If I'm really serious about being a gay man, I now know one more requirement.




Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Musette on Apr 14, 2013, 11:15:08 PM
Tha´s, clearly being a gay man is very hard work. But I'm sure you can pull it off...
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 14, 2013, 11:24:18 PM
I don't know, Musette.  I don't like conditioner.  On myself. 

I'm sure it's fabulous on you.

And there's still the Barbra Streisand hurdle that I'm never going to be able to surmount.

"PEOPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE . . . help-ing . . . PEOPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE."

Run and hide.



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Post by: Kess on Apr 14, 2013, 11:26:37 PM
All our amazing friends and family who are making Trailtrekker possible :) We hit ú1200 today :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Musette on Apr 15, 2013, 12:33:43 AM
I don't know, Musette.  I don't like conditioner.  On myself. 

I'm sure it's fabulous on you.

And there's still the Barbra Streisand hurdle that I'm never going to be able to surmount.

"PEOPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE . . . help-ing . . . PEOPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE."

Run and hide.

Well you've made a good start with the use of the word fabulous.
And why not swap Barbra for Dame Shirley?
"GoldfingAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH"
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 15, 2013, 12:40:23 AM
I have fond memories of GoldFINGAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

It was one of the very first movies I ever saw, and I saw it at a DRIVE IN.
The only things I could remember about it for years afterward were the song, the golden woman, and *above all,* the car crunching scene.  Maybe because I was in a car when I saw it.

Barbra just can't compete.



Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Musette on Apr 15, 2013, 01:39:21 AM
I went to a drive-in once, in Poughkeepsie. It was a double bill of The Jungle Book and Terminator.
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Post by: valerie on Apr 15, 2013, 04:07:12 AM
a great wknd.BTW,Musette, I was raised in New Paltz which is near Poughkeepsie.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tak on Apr 15, 2013, 02:09:26 PM
Grateful that there is nothing wrong with my optic nerve,grateful for the NHS service that helped me find that out and the kind bus driver who gave me a transfer ticket when I got on the wrong bus due to being half blinded by the eye drops!.
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Post by: Aline on Apr 15, 2013, 02:12:50 PM
Mashed potato.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Apr 15, 2013, 04:46:47 PM
It's not just that i have 7 weeks left. I am grateful that i chose a career or it chose me & i detected it, that was(is) an extension of my character. Therefore, fulfillment was a reality in my work life.

i will continue working on my own new ideas.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: onmyway on Apr 15, 2013, 06:31:14 PM
I'm feeling very grateful to a woman I met twice, back in January.  She works for a service which was unable to take me on as a client but she tipped me off to another service she thought could be helpful to me.  Today I had my first day at the service she recommended, and it was really good.

I'm also grateful to the manager of that service who took the time to chat with me, for over an hour, gave me lots of good advice, and compliments, shared some wisdom, and gave me hope.  Today has been a brilliant day, thanks to the manager, her staff, and the clients who welcomed me.  There is light at the end of the tunnel!  It may be quite far away but finally I see it.
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Post by: MzB on Apr 15, 2013, 07:20:55 PM
^ I'm glad for you, onmyway. It's a bit sentimental, but I always liked this poem by Emily Dickinson about hope:
http://www.online-literature.com/dickinson/827/
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 15, 2013, 07:57:55 PM
Emily Dickinson is NOT sentimental.   >:(

She's *spare* and *hard* and *ironic*.

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Post by: MzB on Apr 15, 2013, 08:01:04 PM
^ Yes, in general. But not, I think, in that particular poem.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: onmyway on Apr 15, 2013, 08:01:56 PM
Thank you MzB.

I like Emily Dickinson's poetry very much.  Sentimental or not  ;) she does it for me.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 15, 2013, 10:19:28 PM
Glad I overslept and missed running the marathon today.


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Post by: spanky @ass on Apr 15, 2013, 10:25:22 PM
Sabre!

Apparantly, a hundred runners are Irish.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: spanky @ass on Apr 15, 2013, 10:28:39 PM
Or even, sable.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 15, 2013, 10:30:45 PM
Do you think North Korea has it in for Ireland?
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: spanky @ass on Apr 15, 2013, 10:34:43 PM
Just reporting Eire centric.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: spanky @ass on Apr 15, 2013, 10:38:20 PM
Oh, people are dead.

Could be anyone.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 15, 2013, 10:47:48 PM
Fortunately, Boston has more medical personnel per square inch than anywhere else in the universe.

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Post by: valerie on Apr 15, 2013, 11:02:24 PM
Fortunately, Boston has more medical personnel per square inch than anywhere else in the universe.
and scholars!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: lightning star on Apr 16, 2013, 12:05:09 AM
A mug of hot sweet tea.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Apr 16, 2013, 12:38:22 AM
my gf gave me professional dancing shoes. She is a great dancer &after we return from London,we are going to take lessons,for my sake,certainly not hers. She loves dancing.

This is something really cool.
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Post by: BabyBoy on Apr 16, 2013, 06:24:22 PM
Being back online after my four-day router nightmare.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: BabyBoy on Apr 16, 2013, 06:30:37 PM
And *whispers* -the noisy kids round here seem to be screaming at each other a bit further away from my windows recently, so long may it continue!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Apr 16, 2013, 07:30:09 PM
having a great  week so far.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: lightning star on Apr 19, 2013, 09:04:17 PM
Fantastic family, awesome friends.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: RedRowan on Apr 19, 2013, 09:26:15 PM
Mexican food, big bottle of Becks, chilling watching DVDs... And not having to get up at 6.30am tomorrow.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Sporty-Gal on Apr 19, 2013, 09:27:45 PM
Painkillers and antibiotics
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Uncle Pants on Apr 19, 2013, 10:48:02 PM
Spouse, mum, sister, nurses, oxygen, Radio 4, wet wipes, love, chocolate ice cream, and many many other things.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Apr 20, 2013, 06:17:39 PM
Spouse, mum, sister, nurses, oxygen, Radio 4, wet wipes, love, chocolate ice cream, and many many other things.
that's beautiful,Uncle.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: slapntickle on Apr 20, 2013, 07:44:15 PM
Spring! Finally it is here. Hedgerows are going green, sun is warm. Lovely  :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: lightning star on Apr 20, 2013, 09:27:39 PM
Wise friends.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Dizz on Apr 22, 2013, 12:05:55 AM
A delightful weekend. :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: sherbert on Apr 22, 2013, 12:08:31 AM
My bed
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Chablis on Apr 22, 2013, 09:18:59 AM
My health and sanity
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: purelybyaccident on Apr 22, 2013, 10:00:06 AM
For myself that I learned to drive at a late stage in my life after all, we would be thoroughly fucked without a car at the moment.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Apr 22, 2013, 04:33:44 PM
metoclopramide
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: spanky @ass on Apr 22, 2013, 04:53:12 PM
The sugar in sweet chilli sauce.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: RedRowan on Apr 22, 2013, 10:48:15 PM
Spring! Finally it is here. Hedgerows are going green, sun is warm. Lovely  :)

Two's up on that - after a frigid month of teaching outdoors, having sunshine and warmth is BLISS.   ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: PushingThru on Apr 23, 2013, 12:28:06 AM
I am grateful that I am loved.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on Apr 23, 2013, 12:32:25 AM
having a better heart than ever!
went to the doctor's & at times in my life
there has been concern...not now...he said,"aging like wine"
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on May 07, 2013, 08:02:10 PM
^ That is a lovely post to read!  :)




I am very grateful for Police Number 101..
After a scary incident the Police were lovely and very helpful..

Don't ever be afraid to ring it!
Thank you so much,Wizbit.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: RedRowan on May 09, 2013, 06:05:08 PM
Tea, in large mugs.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Gyda Gwen on May 10, 2013, 09:26:47 AM
Year 10 work experience
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: purelybyaccident on May 10, 2013, 09:28:40 AM
Having everything that makes my life a happy and complete one (thank you sweetheart)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on May 10, 2013, 11:43:21 AM
Year 10 work experience
year 41 and final year for me, :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Gyda Gwen on May 10, 2013, 12:16:44 PM
Val I mean my year 10 are on work experience so I don't have to teach them. :)

Also, my tutor group is being collapsed and I after half term I don't have to tutor :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Quack on May 16, 2013, 07:36:38 PM
That I'm on my way home. And (hopefully) I will be staying there for at least 2 days and not have to walk much!  :)
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Post by: slapntickle on May 16, 2013, 07:42:43 PM
I am grateful that I am generally a happy and trusting person. I think being annoyed with and sceptical of everyone and everything must be extremely tiring. I have no idea why I am this way but I'm bloody glad I am.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Quack on May 18, 2013, 02:41:55 PM
That it's only a sprain. And it only took an hour round trip to the minor injuries unit to find this out.  :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Musette on May 18, 2013, 07:12:51 PM
That it's only a sprain. And it only took an hour round trip to the minor injuries unit to find this out.  :)

Don't underestimate a sprain, Quack!
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Quack on May 18, 2013, 07:49:41 PM
That it's only a sprain. And it only took an hour round trip to the minor injuries unit to find this out.  :)

Don't underestimate a sprain, Quack!

No - I won't. But it's not nearly as bad as when I tore a tendon in my other foot. Minor injuries unit person said rest, painkillers, elevation and ice but that it could take weeks to fully heal.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Parker on May 20, 2013, 01:58:04 PM
That I have a job (even if I hate it with a passion), that I don't have debts, and that I can afford to feed myself properly..

Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: valerie on May 20, 2013, 07:52:57 PM
Val I mean my year 10 are on work experience so I don't have to teach them. :)

Also, my tutor group is being collapsed and I after half term I don't have to tutor :)
OMG! That's wonderful! They leave campus!  right on!
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on May 20, 2013, 08:07:31 PM
despite feeling anxious im grateful for lots today; for instance
2 fabulous colleagues who reassured me
A few lovely comments on Facebook that made me smile
The students who appreciate the hard work
A night to not think about work
Pm's from beautiful and interesting women. :)

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Post by: valerie on May 20, 2013, 11:16:33 PM
 green olives
 & happy to read that
Gyda gwen has lovely pms,reassurance, appreciative students , & lovely FB comments
She's a good woman & i would like to see her again!
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on May 22, 2013, 11:02:19 PM
My lovely fan heater. I wish it wouldn't be necessary though.  ::)
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Post by: onmyway on May 23, 2013, 01:44:25 AM
That I found my dog and that she is safe and well.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: pixellite* on May 23, 2013, 04:02:30 PM
that summertime in this land is so vividly, passionately, multifariously GREEN.
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Post by: valerie on May 23, 2013, 05:49:42 PM
that summertime in this land is so vividly, passionately, multifariously GREEN.
i will bring some Florida weather over on June 18-19. Promise :)
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Quack on May 25, 2013, 11:12:04 AM
That it's only a sprain. And it only took an hour round trip to the minor injuries unit to find this out.  :)

Don't underestimate a sprain, Quack!

No - I won't. But it's not nearly as bad as when I tore a tendon in my other foot. Minor injuries unit person said rest, painkillers, elevation and ice but that it could take weeks to fully heal.

My ankle has been on the mend but I woke up this morning and it's very stiff. Does that mean I'm meant to exercise it now? Or should I continue to rest it until it's fully healed?  ???
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on May 25, 2013, 02:21:44 PM
That we've been able to travel again together.
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Post by: MzB on May 25, 2013, 05:55:10 PM
that summertime in this land is so vividly, passionately, multifariously GREEN.

Yes! And sometimes you only see it properly when you've been away.

Today I'm grateful for sunshine, and a place where I can sit quietly in it.
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Post by: dukovearl on May 25, 2013, 08:23:03 PM
Sleep!
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Post by: ScarletBea on May 25, 2013, 08:25:54 PM
The sun and newly short hair
 :D
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Post by: Creative Whistler on May 27, 2013, 03:57:39 PM
Absence of rain, availability of hot food, lovely people making time to interact with me.
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Post by: IShouldYoko on May 27, 2013, 04:53:53 PM
I'm grateful for the rosemary I put in my scrambled eggs. Yum!

(I guess I'm easily pleased ... lol)
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Post by: slapntickle on May 27, 2013, 06:52:48 PM
newly short hair
 :D

This, for me as well.
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on May 27, 2013, 07:28:41 PM
newly short hair
 :D

This, for me as well.

 :P :D
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Post by: restlesspilgrim on May 28, 2013, 11:50:31 PM
Sitting in a room that is mine, in a flat that I rent, with my own few things around me. When I think that a year ago I wasn't sure that I would ever be in this position again - to have a quiet, clean, safe place to live with my own name on the tenancy - I am so incredibly grateful.  :D
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Post by: valerie on May 29, 2013, 12:00:12 PM
Resiliency of the Spirit
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Post by: Tak on Jun 02, 2013, 05:02:42 PM
My nice neighbour who gave me her electric hedge trimmer got the job done in half the time my shears would have.
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Post by: IShouldYoko on Jun 03, 2013, 12:45:23 AM
I'm grateful for my best friend and the time we spend together. Her wisdom, generosity of spirit and cracking sense of humour bring me endless amounts of joy.
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Post by: valerie on Jun 03, 2013, 12:47:55 PM
food,water , air, wind,fire, jets, love, music, art, clothes, coffee, gardens, birds (except not when they visit my car), and 5 more days of work....After that , work will only be if i want to work! 
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Jun 03, 2013, 09:20:16 PM
Making it out the house in time to eat a late lunch, get some shopping and petrol.

Glad I can afford to fill up but slightly shocked it costs ú5 more (ú1.32.9/litre) to fill up my car than it did last year, given all fuss when the price threatened to go a few pence over ú1/litre in 2000.
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jun 04, 2013, 09:08:55 PM
Electronic music.

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Post by: valerie on Jun 04, 2013, 11:17:39 PM
Wednesday & Friday...last 2 working days...
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Post by: Dory on Jun 05, 2013, 09:13:24 AM
Finding some money left in a safe place that I had forgotten about! :)
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Post by: valerie on Jun 05, 2013, 12:44:21 PM
Finding some money left in a safe place that I had forgotten about! :)
I love that! sometimes i find them in shirt or jeans pockets. Very cool & a real treasure hunt/find,Brook!
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Post by: Sorted. on Jun 05, 2013, 08:26:45 PM
Today, mainly the place where I work and the people in it!
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Jun 05, 2013, 11:20:28 PM
3719
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Post by: Tak on Jun 05, 2013, 11:43:09 PM
Sitting in a room that is mine, in a flat that I rent, with my own few things around me. When I think that a year ago I wasn't sure that I would ever be in this position again - to have a quiet, clean, safe place to live with my own name on the tenancy - I am so incredibly grateful.  :D

This is a lovely post,happy for you.
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Post by: Dizz on Jun 06, 2013, 07:12:33 PM
A telephone call I received at approx 1500 hours today. It all makes sense now!  :D
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Post by: valerie on Jun 07, 2013, 03:48:31 PM
to be able to have my cake and eat it.too!
  that is,  retirement & good health.
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Post by: Kess on Jun 07, 2013, 06:27:57 PM
So many things, but mostly that it's the weekend and I have the luxury of some time to unwind :)
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Post by: Kess on Jun 07, 2013, 11:43:42 PM
Also, our house. I hope I never start to take it for granted. It's a wonderful place with so much more space, and health, and life. I am very very grateful.
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Post by: Amaury on Jun 09, 2013, 04:07:27 PM
That most people respond kindly when asked for a favour.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Kess on Jun 10, 2013, 12:25:16 PM
That despite being convinced that I must have vocal chord damage after all the coughing, wheezing, throat clearing and clag of the last few years, the only damage done by the old house is a rather icky fungal infection which is treatable with a course of tablets.

No nodules, no polyps, not even any inflammation. Thanks to genetics, I apparently have vocal chords of steel.

SO very thankful!! Also, the ENT team at York Hospital are totally lovely.
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Jun 10, 2013, 12:50:19 PM
I bet that is a relief, Kess.
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Post by: Kess on Jun 10, 2013, 12:57:35 PM
I bet that is a relief, Kess.

more than I can express.... I've been so incredibly lucky.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jun 10, 2013, 07:00:16 PM
My new bathroom mirror that I found in a skip this morning. Will need a bit of TLC i.e. varnish but then it's a lovely antique piece of furniture.  :D
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jun 10, 2013, 08:04:54 PM
getting my staffing sorted for next year sorted today. I'm very excited!
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Post by: valerie on Jun 11, 2013, 01:57:59 PM
my best friend & my gf who will save the day after i am with my family.
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Jun 12, 2013, 09:41:41 PM
Cute pic!

(http://www.bunnyslippers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/kitten-grooming-bunny.gif)
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Post by: valerie on Jun 13, 2013, 03:52:09 PM
London,Roberta, jets, a flat  to rent in Soho, ginger beer constituents,  oh my,i would count my blessings, however, they are infinitesimal !!!!
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Post by: RedRowan on Jun 14, 2013, 08:17:21 PM
Having finished this month's self employed books, and filled in my Working Tax Credit form. (A little more wealth redistributed from the rich!)

Also... Being able to look forward to doing some fun things with friends and family this summer and autumn (camping, singing, and visiting my sis in sunny coastal France).  :) :) :)
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Post by: Quack on Jun 15, 2013, 10:24:44 PM
That it's only a sprain. And it only took an hour round trip to the minor injuries unit to find this out.  :)

If it's only a sprain, why does it still hurt after a month?  :(
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 15, 2013, 10:27:41 PM
^ Have you sprained it before?  Because the more you sprain the same ankle, the longer it takes to recover every time.

Did they x-ray it?
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Post by: Quack on Jun 15, 2013, 10:34:39 PM
Not that ankle. I torn a tendon in the other ankle about 5 years ago and it still hurts occasionally. But then I was on crutches for about 6 weeks. As I could walk almost immediately this time, I thought it would be better.

They didn't X-ray it. They just poked at it a bit. Maybe I need to go back.  :-\
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 15, 2013, 10:41:33 PM
^ Yeah, maybe.

Or it might be something that's torn.

Can you move it every which way that it usually moves?  Is it still swollen?
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Post by: Quack on Jun 15, 2013, 10:59:52 PM
I think it's a bit swollen but it's hard to tell.m

I can move it the same as the other ankle but some directions hurt. The pain seems to vary by how much I walk. Also I think I've been doing some damage to it in my sleep as I have woken up in pain a few times.

It's rubbish. I hate going to the doctor.  :(
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jun 15, 2013, 11:02:33 PM
Thats coz you are a quack.

Sorry.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 15, 2013, 11:08:16 PM
EVERYTHING hurts more at night.

You would never be able to tell from my expertly crafted questions, but the fact is, I have no medical expertise.  I have plenty of things sprained and broken though.

I don't think it sounds broken.  I think it sounds like you've been slightly re-injuring it.  Do you have an Ace Bandage?

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Post by: Quack on Jun 15, 2013, 11:08:50 PM
Thats coz you are a quack.

Sorry.

 ::)
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Post by: Quack on Jun 15, 2013, 11:15:00 PM
I don't think it sounds broken.  I think it sounds like you've been slightly re-injuring it.  Do you have an Ace Bandage?

I had to look up what an Ace Bandage is. I have something similar but have only been wearing it on days where I know I'm going to walk a lot. Maybe I should wear it all the time.

You would never be able to tell from my expertly crafted questions, but the fact is, I have no medical expertise.  I have plenty of things sprained and broken though.

Your questions are very convincing.  :)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 15, 2013, 11:21:47 PM
^ My Adorable Partner sprains her ankle regularly because she gets *distracted* by her many *interests.*  The more she sprains it, the longer it takes to recover each time.  Wearing an Ace Bandage really seems to help though; it keeps everything from wiggling around too much and tearing more.

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Post by: adarajames on Jun 16, 2013, 12:29:28 AM
are you still resting it with ice packs? If its still swollen then that can help, and resting when you can. If still really bad tho, should always get it checked again to be sure :)
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Post by: valerie on Jun 17, 2013, 02:13:02 PM
GINGERBEER
the women, not the drink :) ;) :-*
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Post by: Musette on Jun 18, 2013, 03:10:13 PM
Gingerbeer - the women AND the drink ;D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 19, 2013, 01:14:13 AM
The fact that the people at the gym didn't blink when I marched in and said that I and my Adorable Partner wanted a family membership.

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Post by: purelybyaccident on Jun 19, 2013, 02:13:15 AM
Was your AP as equally impressed that she now has a Gym membership, Tha´s?
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Post by: Skyler on Jun 19, 2013, 09:58:03 AM
The sun.
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 19, 2013, 12:23:51 PM
Coffee.
A lie in.
A digital voice recorder.
Tickets to see Swan Lake at The Royal Albert Hall  :D
It's a 'girls day out', in my mother's vernacular - I'm taking her, my Nan and The Dr.
My Nan doesn't know yet.
 ;D

SURPRISE!
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Post by: onmyway on Jun 19, 2013, 12:27:51 PM
The luxury of being able to pull a sicky without any serious consequences.

I'm not so ill I couldn't have gone in if I ready had to, but I am feeling drained, overwhelmed and overstimulated.  I will benefit massively from a quiet day alone at home.  What a friend calls a "mental health day".  Immediately I sent the text telling them I wouldn't be in today, I felt hugely better.

I know that this makes me very lucky.  I have been in situations where I didn't get paid if I didn't work and where I really needed that money.  Right now I am not in that situation though.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 19, 2013, 02:30:57 PM
Was your AP as equally impressed that she now has a Gym membership, Tha´s?

No.  She's always been much better at membership of all kinds, so for her it's Old Hat.
She's completely SHOCKED that I would ever want one though.
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Post by: pixellite* on Jun 19, 2013, 04:19:10 PM
I pulled off a group booking for the Book of Mormon for the work crew, at the bargain price of ú49 per ticket!
For decent seats!
Top tip, people - group bookings!

:D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 19, 2013, 10:27:21 PM
Dental Science explained by Duc de Potage (d'Ambivert).
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Post by: dukovearl on Jun 19, 2013, 10:40:13 PM
 ;D Ha! I feel a name change coming on. Though I was also seriously tempted by the Portuguese soup thing, only I can't remember where it was.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 19, 2013, 10:53:43 PM
;D Ha! I feel a name change coming on. Though I was also seriously tempted by the Portuguese soup thing, only I can't remember where it was.

That's what happens when you move chateau.
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Post by: ellis on Jun 19, 2013, 10:55:38 PM
For my treehouse.  For being able to give my kids money for their lunches without feeling sick.  For summer light, balcony life.  For not being an elitist straight family with disdain for the 'mediocre'.  For my mediocrity indeed.  I am so, so glad to be home.  For the mattress on the floor and the balcony doors open and the rustling leaves. Loads.
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Post by: Musette on Jun 20, 2013, 12:28:51 AM
Was your AP as equally impressed that she now has a Gym membership, Tha´s?

No.  She's always been much better at membership of all kinds, so for her it's Old Hat.
She's completely SHOCKED that I would ever want one though.

She's not the only one :o
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 20, 2013, 12:37:38 AM
^ I know, Musette.  I thought I was going to loll around to my grave.
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Post by: Musette on Jun 20, 2013, 10:49:20 AM
^ but now you will be pedalling a stationary bike to your grave instead...

(hmmm, since it is stationary you will never arrive, so maybe that's a good thing)
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Jun 20, 2013, 11:20:04 AM
Quite a lot  :)
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Post by: Chewwy on Jun 21, 2013, 04:46:41 AM
The lovely little sleeping pill which I must of stashed, and have just found un-expectedly.  I shall sleep the pharmaceutical dreams of angels shortly.....
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Post by: IShouldYoko on Jun 21, 2013, 05:45:17 PM
Friendship.
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Post by: IShouldYoko on Jun 21, 2013, 05:46:44 PM
Oh ... and pretty dresses on sunny days.
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Post by: pixellite* on Jun 21, 2013, 06:23:52 PM
that i bought THIS  (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008XUG4V8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)today. tron style, w00t!

and to the person who gave me the idea.
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jun 22, 2013, 10:10:03 PM
oil pastels-for my freedom of expression.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 22, 2013, 10:27:41 PM
^ Just don't be inhaling pastel dust, oOo.  It's really toxic.
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jun 22, 2013, 10:35:09 PM
Really? *freaks*
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 22, 2013, 10:51:25 PM
Yeah, the pigments that make great colors are toxic--cadmiums and cobalts.  You want to keep them out of your body--which means not inhaling them or eating them.  Some people think it's not even a good idea to rub them into your skin when you're cleaning your brushes. 

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Post by: Musette on Jun 22, 2013, 11:00:08 PM
Oil pastels don't really make dust though, do they? But maybe you'd better wear rubber gloves, just in case... :(
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jun 22, 2013, 11:06:28 PM
I just googled the two brands I use and they claim to be non toxic and safe for children? Faber Castell or Pentel
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Post by: Musette on Jun 22, 2013, 11:12:42 PM
Well, just don't inhale, oOo ;)
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Post by: Guineapig on Jun 23, 2013, 09:18:32 AM
Chance to potter about with wifey, sitting in a nice coffee shop reading the Sunday papers.

 :-*
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jun 25, 2013, 10:59:14 PM
Unlined linen.
Unlined linen suits.
Cream colored unlined linen suits.

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Post by: Grey on Jun 25, 2013, 11:02:13 PM
panama hat? tie or no tie
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Post by: MzB on Jun 25, 2013, 11:03:22 PM
Are you seeking advice, Grey? Yes to hat. No to tie.
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Post by: Grey on Jun 25, 2013, 11:08:23 PM
expert fashion advice  8)

wouldn't consider a new thread in ID would you?
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Post by: kerfufflegoblin on Jun 25, 2013, 11:09:03 PM
London Gay Symphonic Winds
*parp*
ahahahahahahahahahaha
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Post by: MzB on Jun 25, 2013, 11:13:35 PM
expert fashion advice  8)

wouldn't consider a new thread in ID would you?

I think there's always room for a new thread. Is it a proper Panama that rolls up into a cigar tube? They are fabulous.
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Jun 26, 2013, 04:38:59 PM
Canned sardines. Proving to be a simple and effective lunch, on toast with capers and tomato. :)
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Post by: RedRowan on Jul 01, 2013, 10:25:12 PM
Organic maple syrup. And the unexpectedly erotic thoughts that accompanied it.  *sigh*
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jul 01, 2013, 10:39:19 PM
When is maple syrup NOT organic?

It comes out of old trees.  In the woods.

I may be missing something.

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Post by: RedRowan on Jul 01, 2013, 10:53:15 PM
When is maple syrup NOT organic?

It comes out of old trees.  In the woods.

That was exactly my thought as I compared organic and non-organic bottles in the supermarket. But even in agroforestry, chemicals rear their ugly heads, alas. And as the organic was only 5p more I opted for it.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jul 01, 2013, 11:52:28 PM
RedRowan, Next maple syrup season I'll ask around.  And get back to you. 
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Post by: ellis on Jul 02, 2013, 09:48:19 AM
I am grateful for Hoopla Season being almost over.  By which I mean: dress-up events, discussion of outfits.  I am aweary of discussions about outfits.  Two big events, too many dramas, the Haggerston Prom on Wednesday and then I'd like, more than anything, to never hear another word about heels and lipstick again as I am actually feeling physically sick.

I am grateful for books and quiet days free of Hoopla and frocks.
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Post by: slapntickle on Jul 02, 2013, 09:34:32 PM
Tesco online shopping and subsequent delivery. I never need set foot in a supermarket again.
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Post by: TopoftheRock on Jul 02, 2013, 09:57:28 PM
Tesco online shopping and subsequent delivery. I never need set foot in a supermarket again.

Me too. Just got 5  x 5 litres of water delivered plus other sundries  :D
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Post by: Parker on Jul 02, 2013, 10:43:20 PM
Head massages - sooo relaxing!  :D
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Post by: BabyBoy on Jul 04, 2013, 03:07:59 PM
The lovely woman from MIND Hackney, who came with me to the horrible benefits tribunal yesterday. It was a harrowing experience and she was SO kind and human and real. (unlike the tribunal). I'm taking her a thank-you card today.
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Post by: JulesÖ on Jul 04, 2013, 07:46:30 PM
Fingers crossed for you, BabyBoy.
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Post by: Chablis on Jul 04, 2013, 10:04:47 PM
My new job, I love it!
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Post by: Musette on Jul 04, 2013, 10:05:08 PM
My gorgeous girl who is so understanding and patient :-*
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Post by: Chewwy on Jul 04, 2013, 10:05:55 PM
My new job, I love it!

SO good to hear.  Well done Chablis.  :-*
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Post by: Mental Elf on Jul 04, 2013, 11:14:58 PM
My gorgeous girl who is so understanding and patient :-*

*mwah*
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Post by: Amaury on Jul 06, 2013, 12:02:08 PM
My new job, I love it!

Well done! Must be a big relief  :)
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Post by: Creative Whistler on Jul 06, 2013, 01:11:48 PM
Job security, approaching school holidays, possible lack of fleas, sunshine, money to go acquire charity shop shoes, fried egg and salad sandwich.
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Post by: Creative Whistler on Jul 06, 2013, 01:13:04 PM
and my little garden :)
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Post by: Dizz on Jul 07, 2013, 09:39:23 PM
Today, I'm grateful for soooo many things. I'm a very lucky bugger. :D
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Jul 08, 2013, 09:25:35 PM
Today, I'm grateful for soooo many things. I'm a very lucky bugger. :D

In a Kylie Minogue way, or did you get a number for the Dublin hottie?



I'm happy I'm relaxed and not bothered by the heat. It may help that I've stayed in out of the sun for two days.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Jul 08, 2013, 11:02:39 PM
Ice cream, the nice weather, a day off work.
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Post by: PearlD1va on Jul 09, 2013, 12:11:22 AM
Beautiful cool night air  :)
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Jul 13, 2013, 08:36:54 PM
My cold seems slightly better today.

I spent part of the day reading some short stories to pass the time.
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Post by: pixellite* on Jul 13, 2013, 09:10:09 PM
My glowing.
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Post by: Dizz on Jul 14, 2013, 09:34:09 PM
My electric fan.
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Post by: dukovearl on Jul 14, 2013, 09:56:18 PM
Youngest son doing the washing up while I was in the bath #beyond tired
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Post by: Amaury on Jul 14, 2013, 09:59:45 PM
A very happy day and lots of giggling at Chessington  :D
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Post by: Quack on Jul 18, 2013, 09:19:50 AM
Bacon sandwiches, apple juice and painkillers.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Jul 21, 2013, 09:11:10 PM
A bowl of ice cold pineapple chunks in juice.  Bliss
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Post by: Plush Velociraptor Cuddlekin on Jul 22, 2013, 04:52:57 AM
That our nephew has been born safely and mother and baby doing well  ;D
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Post by: Plus One on Jul 23, 2013, 03:01:40 PM
That when I paid for my 2 shirts, the one that I thought was ú20 turned out to be ú5!

"Bargain!" I said to the teenage girl after questioning her prowess on the till because ú24.99 seemed wrong.
"I love it when that happens" she stammered back with (men's shop, I was freaking her out)

Wedding outfits complete! Yay!
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Post by: Musette on Jul 23, 2013, 03:06:04 PM
That when I paid for my 2 shirts, the one that I thought was ú20 turned out to be ú5!

"Bargain!" I said to the teenage girl after questioning her prowess on the till because ú24.99 seemed wrong.
"I love it when that happens" she stammered back with (men's shop, I was freaking her out)

Wedding outfits complete! Yay!

Is there something we should know..?
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Post by: સરસ on Jul 23, 2013, 05:49:18 PM
 ;D

Nope.. Her brother is getting married.. She  We have to wait at least another 21 months.. Its a ten year thing..  ;)
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Jul 23, 2013, 07:41:11 PM
No more teaching till sept
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Post by: amaya on Jul 23, 2013, 09:09:02 PM
Eccentric people who are great hosts, the Norfolk countryside, lavender bushes and the sea. Being driven around the countryside and having all my meals cooked for me including porridge (in this heat  ???) served at 7.30am sharp in a marquee whilst listening to Mahler being played on the piano. And watching the white queen and playing cards together in the evenings with Merlin the enormous cat watching, like we were all in a make believe family (very cosy).  Hmmmm very grateful.

 
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jul 23, 2013, 10:25:59 PM
Super novas.

Whoohay!
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jul 23, 2013, 11:11:03 PM
New telescope, oOo?
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jul 23, 2013, 11:16:24 PM
How the universe works on discovery.

It's uplifting and dismal all at once. Or vica versa.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jul 23, 2013, 11:38:51 PM
Oh.

I was hoping you got a telescope.  Then, I could wave to you.

Because the Earth is Flat.

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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jul 23, 2013, 11:47:56 PM
No, the earth isn't flat, sorry, but my telescope will be bent. Smile.
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Post by: RedRowan on Jul 26, 2013, 02:52:58 PM
So grateful that my lovely singing friend invited me out for a walk and a pint this evening... Much needed after a day dealing with redundancy dismalness, sleep deprivation and PMS.
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Post by: Quack on Jul 26, 2013, 09:03:56 PM
I'm home. The week is over. I don't have to leave the house until Monday!  ;D
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Post by: valerie on Jul 28, 2013, 01:35:37 PM
Gingerbeer, good health, girlfriend & life in general
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Post by: amaya on Jul 29, 2013, 01:16:08 PM
The Internet.

I am interested in silent films and I was reading about the film Purity starring Audrey Munson. So I was reading about the actors etc and came across Audrey.

So I got interested in her story and what a story. She was an artists model and in 4 silent films. She was known as miss Manhattan because her image was used in 15 statues in New York. They are very interesting statues and  are all over NYC.

But she had a differcult life as a progressive woman even in NYC, although for a while she was a kind of 'it' girl and was moving in all the right circles.

In 1919 she moved with her Mother to a boarding house owned by Dr. Walter Wilkes. He became obsessed / in love with her. He murdered his wife to be with Audrey. There doesn't seem be any evidence that she loved him in return. And so had nothing to do with the murder. But she ended up being associated with him in the tabloid press and so could no longer work and was selling kitchen utensil's door to door. At 39 years old she was put into a 'psychiatric faculty' for treatment and never left until she died aged 104 in 1996. Which is very sad.

Anyway I thought it was an interesting story to share. I would love to go to NY again and visit all her statues.  The statues are about her to me now. A symbol to her story.   

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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jul 30, 2013, 12:14:00 AM
When I was at the gym this morning WORKING OUT, there were a bunch of musclemen weight lifters there.  They were unwittingly flashing plenty of muscleman butt.

I'm grateful that they didn't see me cracking up about it.

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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jul 30, 2013, 12:21:43 AM
Pun intended?
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jul 30, 2013, 12:34:55 AM
Only At Dawn.
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jul 30, 2013, 12:42:38 AM
A bum chorus.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jul 30, 2013, 12:47:44 AM
Singing of End Times.
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Jul 30, 2013, 01:02:49 AM
Rear stage.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jul 30, 2013, 01:21:41 AM
Vaulted and buttressed.
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Post by: Amaury on Aug 01, 2013, 01:43:02 PM
Last week my credit card company stopped my card due to suspicious activities, this week they've reimbursed me and issued a new card. Happy customer!
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Post by: valerie on Aug 01, 2013, 02:04:52 PM
Last week my credit card company stopped my card due to suspicious activities, this week they've reimbursed me and issued a new card. Happy customer!
Hi Mallaury. This is why i still use cash as much as possible,especially when i am away from home. I also check the status frequently by calling in.

glad to hear all=well
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Post by: Amaury on Aug 01, 2013, 02:38:28 PM
I hear you Val. I'm the opposite though, I put everything on the card which rewards me with air miles so I get a flight to Europe per year.
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Post by: valerie on Aug 01, 2013, 02:41:56 PM
I hear you Val. I'm the opposite though, I put everything on the card which rewards me with air miles so I get a flight to Europe per year.
I get that about the miles. I am going to start using mine at Publix,our local big food store to accumulate miles as it's safer there than restaurants, etc. Have a nice  day,Mallaury
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Post by: RedRowan on Aug 01, 2013, 08:32:23 PM
Being able to open my curtains and look out on the tree and blue sky outside my window, after a day of keeping them shut (to keep out as much heat as possible).
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Post by: valerie on Aug 05, 2013, 11:48:14 PM
all the flowers that are blooming right now in south Florida
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Post by: Quack on Aug 22, 2013, 09:00:09 AM
I slept through the night for the first time in a while.  :)
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Post by: valerie on Aug 22, 2013, 05:53:04 PM
leisure,  s i can plan my future & work a little & play a lot!
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Post by: Kess on Aug 22, 2013, 07:38:04 PM
I got the interview I was hoping for, I have all my certificates bar the one where they spelled my name wrong so it's had to go back to be re-issued, I've nailed all my qualifications taken over the last two years, proving I CAN do a course and do well at it, and I can start offering vocal coaching now :) It's all starting to come together. I am so grateful for the opportunities that I have had :)
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Post by: Creative Whistler on Aug 23, 2013, 12:27:22 PM
I got the interview I was hoping for, I have all my certificates bar the one where they spelled my name wrong so it's had to go back to be re-issued, I've nailed all my qualifications taken over the last two years, proving I CAN do a course and do well at it, and I can start offering vocal coaching now :) It's all starting to come together. I am so grateful for the opportunities that I have had :)

Well done, it sounds like everything is coming together nicely.  Enjoy :)

I am grateful for lazy summer holiday mornings and a teenager that did actually go to bed when I told him and is now still sleeping silently.
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Post by: Amaury on Aug 23, 2013, 05:52:48 PM
A whole rainfree walking week in North Yorkshire  :D
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Post by: slapntickle on Aug 23, 2013, 07:19:09 PM
Bank Holiday weekend starts here  :) Really going to make the most of it because I'm likely to be working 18 days on the bounce from Tuesday... gulp!
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 23, 2013, 07:20:21 PM
Almost everything in my life at the moment.  Grateful to be healthy, to have a job and a roof over my head and too much time to do useless things.  ;D
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Post by: animalnitrate on Aug 23, 2013, 10:24:47 PM
My lovely, lovely baby. He makes my heart ache with his loveliness.
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Post by: Porridge on Aug 23, 2013, 10:28:55 PM
My lovely, lovely baby. He makes my heart ache with his loveliness.

:D :D
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Post by: Skyler on Aug 23, 2013, 10:37:50 PM
Two friends who have offered to come and help me sort stuff tomorrow and offered me supper tonight.
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Post by: onmyway on Aug 23, 2013, 11:22:16 PM
That I have a safe, warm and reasonably nice home.

That my dog is with me, and is healthy and happy.

That I have so many outstandingly awesome friends.

That I have a ticket for a train that will take me to be with one of my most awesome friends tomorrow morning, and that I while my dog and I are staying with her I will have the sea (and a sandy beach!) right outside the front door.

Finally, that this awesome friend of mine does not mind my dog sleeping with me in her spare bed, under the covers n all  ;)
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Post by: Porridge on Aug 24, 2013, 10:24:34 AM
^ good to see your name back on the boards, I've not seen you around for a bit.
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Post by: Creative Whistler on Aug 24, 2013, 11:09:50 AM
Coffee, toast, absence of rain for now.
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Post by: onmyway on Aug 24, 2013, 01:18:27 PM
^ good to see your name back on the boards, I've not seen you around for a bit.

Thanks Porridge, it's good to be back  ;)
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Post by: Amaury on Aug 24, 2013, 09:51:05 PM
That I have a safe, warm and reasonably nice home.

That my dog is with me, and is healthy and happy.

That I have so many outstandingly awesome friends.

That I have a ticket for a train that will take me to be with one of my most awesome friends tomorrow morning, and that I while my dog and I are staying with her I will have the sea (and a sandy beach!) right outside the front door.

Finally, that this awesome friend of mine does not mind my dog sleeping with me in her spare bed, under the covers n all  ;)

Have a great weekend onmyway!
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Post by: mittens on Aug 24, 2013, 11:05:34 PM
primarni sales
i know i know  ::)
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Post by: onmyway on Aug 25, 2013, 12:21:17 PM
Have a great weekend onmyway!

Thanks Mallaury, you too.  Been thinking of you lately, hope it's all good where you are.
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Post by: Amaury on Aug 25, 2013, 12:44:53 PM
Have a great weekend onmyway!

Thanks Mallaury, you too.  Been thinking of you lately, hope it's all good where you are.

Thanks and yes it's all good here!
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Post by: enitharmon on Aug 25, 2013, 01:05:12 PM
Just had an order for three pairs of earrings, so I can have a bottle of wine tonight!

Actually it's better than that, two of the pairs are to be a wedding present for a lesbian couple, which is great!  8)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 25, 2013, 10:53:26 PM
Friends old and new, meeting lovely people and stimulating conversation, most delicious food.
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Post by: mittens on Aug 25, 2013, 11:28:35 PM
Friends old and new, meeting lovely people and stimulating conversation, most delicious food.

spooky that sums up my day too

but ALSO my brand new i heart sf mug
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 25, 2013, 11:37:50 PM
Friends old and new, meeting lovely people and stimulating conversation, most delicious food.

spooky that sums up my day too

but ALSO my brand new i heart sf mug

Cool. :D Do you mind sharing what sf stands for? SciFi?
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Post by: mittens on Aug 25, 2013, 11:40:43 PM
san fransisco
a present from friends who have just been on their jollies to...

sf  :)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 25, 2013, 11:44:25 PM
^aaah, I see.  :)
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Post by: Chewwy on Aug 26, 2013, 05:04:43 PM
Sleep.  Lots of it.
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Post by: onmyway on Aug 26, 2013, 06:21:02 PM
Health, sunshine, food, friends, tea, teapots, dog.  In no particular order.
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Post by: Parker on Aug 26, 2013, 06:25:11 PM
^ Yeah!   :D
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Post by: enitharmon on Aug 26, 2013, 06:53:13 PM
A lovely day, a lovely beach, a lovely swim.
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Post by: valerie on Aug 27, 2013, 12:44:14 AM
RED
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Post by: Quack on Aug 27, 2013, 08:52:42 AM
That I just managed to get my train on time and (more importantly!) I didn't spill my tea.  :D
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Post by: Dizz on Aug 27, 2013, 09:14:41 AM
That I made it in time for the earlier train so will now have time for breakfast in Boston Tea Party.  :D
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Post by: enitharmon on Aug 27, 2013, 11:04:47 AM
That a jug of New York State maple syrup has just arrived in the post.

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Post by: valerie on Aug 27, 2013, 02:15:20 PM
That a jug of New York State maple syrup has just arrived in the post.
we have maple syrup on whole wheat pancakes every Sunday...love it!
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Aug 27, 2013, 11:12:39 PM
Ikea, chocolate cake, a lovely mild summer evenimg
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Post by: onmyway on Aug 27, 2013, 11:54:49 PM
That tomorrow I will get to hang out with my niece, just the two of us.

That I have such a fabulous niece.

That she is really happy about spending time with me too.

That my sister trusts me to take care of her daughter so soon after being in hospital.

That I'm not in hospital anymore.
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Post by: Dizz on Aug 28, 2013, 12:33:40 AM
The lovely person that kept making me cups of coffee.
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Post by: RedRowan on Sep 07, 2013, 06:59:36 PM
Having been able to spend a wonderful holiday in south France with my sister. With many gorgeous sunny days meditating by the sea, being cooked delicious food, and lots of lovely hugs and love from my sis.  :)
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Post by: valerie on Sep 08, 2013, 03:33:07 PM
we do not have to be anywhere until 6 pm.  Great! in bed, pancakes, Sunday papers...hopefully,some women's tennis finals
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Post by: Dr Feelgood on Sep 08, 2013, 05:42:30 PM
That I haven't cremated the parsnips this time.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 08, 2013, 06:24:31 PM
That I haven't cremated the parsnips this time.

Why on Earth not?
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Post by: slacker-onAndon on Sep 08, 2013, 06:34:31 PM
They requested burial.
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Post by: Dr Feelgood on Sep 08, 2013, 06:38:32 PM
That I haven't cremated the parsnips this time.

Why on Earth not?

Because I remembered they were in the oven. Unlike last week when I forgot about them & they ended up looking like charcoal sticks.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 08, 2013, 06:48:38 PM
I'm sorry Dr Feelgood, but oOo's answer makes more sense to me.

I'm not a huge parsnip enthusiast.

On that program a few months ago about bears, I assumed that the researchers named one of the bears Parsnip because they didn't want the other bears to have any desire to make a meal out of her.

(I note that they succeeded.)

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Post by: Dr Feelgood on Sep 09, 2013, 12:37:54 AM
 :D
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Sep 09, 2013, 08:27:03 PM
My duvet!
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 09, 2013, 09:43:52 PM
The Staffie's owners have contacted the RSPCA for puppy training and have apologised to the boy.  ;)
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Post by: valerie on Sep 09, 2013, 11:57:22 PM
 good health!
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Post by: Jaydee on Sep 10, 2013, 12:05:45 AM
God and that I am still standing and for family and friends, who are always loyal.
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Post by: dukovearl on Sep 10, 2013, 08:57:08 AM
I'm sorry Dr Feelgood, but oOo's answer makes more sense to me.

I'm not a huge parsnip enthusiast.

On that program a few months ago about bears, I assumed that the researchers named one of the bears Parsnip because they didn't want the other bears to have any desire to make a meal out of her.

(I note that they succeeded.)

Parsnips are vile; I assume people eat them as some kind of penance. Jerusalem artichokes likewise. There are so many delicious vegetables; why invent the parsnip?
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Post by: MzB on Sep 10, 2013, 01:55:02 PM
I'm grateful for my subconscious, and the way it tells me things in dreams. It's amazing really that we have this part of ourselves which seems to know more than we do. And carries on telling us stuff we need to know, even if we're not sure what to do with it.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 10, 2013, 03:43:36 PM
^ What did your subconscious tell you today, MzB?

Mine is always saying "op-e-ra tic-ketsssss . . . op-er-ra tic-ketssss . . . ."


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Post by: MzB on Sep 10, 2013, 03:50:14 PM
Hard to explain, Thais. Perhaps I'll put it in the dreams thread.
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 10, 2013, 10:41:11 PM
I'm sorry Dr Feelgood, but oOo's answer makes more sense to me.

I'm not a huge parsnip enthusiast.

On that program a few months ago about bears, I assumed that the researchers named one of the bears Parsnip because they didn't want the other bears to have any desire to make a meal out of her.

(I note that they succeeded.)

Parsnips are vile; I assume people eat them as some kind of penance. Jerusalem artichokes likewise. There are so many delicious vegetables; why invent the parsnip?

I love parsnips cooked with green lentils, carrot and bacon in chicken stock :)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Sep 10, 2013, 10:52:30 PM
My electric heater / radiator.
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Post by: valerie on Sep 13, 2013, 09:32:43 PM
good>health,weather,friends,
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 14, 2013, 12:41:51 AM
Culinary TRIUMPHS!

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Post by: valerie on Sep 14, 2013, 02:34:04 PM
 Alhough i am retired,at least for a year, I still like Saturdays. Grateful for wknd activities.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Sep 14, 2013, 07:57:50 PM
Coffee and chocolate
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Post by: slapntickle on Sep 14, 2013, 08:27:13 PM
Our horrible neighbours seem to be away  :)
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Post by: Dizz on Sep 15, 2013, 08:14:10 PM
Family.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Sep 15, 2013, 11:16:18 PM
Hot chocolate with amaretto, a working fan heater and helpful friends.
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Post by: onmyway on Sep 16, 2013, 12:03:44 AM
I have my own kitchen!  Mine all mine  ;D

I am grateful to the staff of the hostel who sorted this out for me, a move up to the top floor where it's quiet and calm, and the rooms are more like mini-flats instead of just a room.

And my own kitchen!  (happy dances all around) - such joy.
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 16, 2013, 09:04:26 AM
^ happy cooking!
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Post by: Tak on Sep 16, 2013, 09:58:39 AM
Blue skies and Sun,the chance to spend time with a good friend.
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 16, 2013, 04:21:08 PM
A repaired washer-dryer  :)
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Sep 16, 2013, 04:29:13 PM
That someone is worried about my health, but I am still fecking hungry
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Post by: Rachael on Sep 16, 2013, 05:03:47 PM
^i'm with ya, pba.

i'm trying very hard to get back on the wagon with sugar.  it's my gateway drug.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Sep 17, 2013, 10:31:53 PM
The one week's worth of antibiotics that I have left from my last respiratory infection.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Sep 17, 2013, 11:13:07 PM
End of this nightmare few days. Phew!
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Post by: mittens on Sep 17, 2013, 11:48:29 PM
a day off tomorrow
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 18, 2013, 12:49:37 AM
My Flounder Seized!  My Flounder Seized!

MASSIVE Culinary TRIUMPH!

My Flounder Seized!
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Post by: valerie on Sep 19, 2013, 03:10:50 PM
that I found a sweetheart who loves to travel.
Now we are making plans to slowly go through the keys
with our ultimate destination>Key West, a very gay venue.

There's a key named No Name key & lots of deer running around.
we will leave the last Sunday in September. It will still be around 31C degrees
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Post by: Dizz on Sep 19, 2013, 11:39:30 PM
Four lovely coppers.  :D
And not the money type.
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Post by: Musette on Sep 20, 2013, 01:33:39 AM
^ Uniform Dating...? ;)
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Post by: valerie on Sep 20, 2013, 04:06:14 PM
just finished my social security call . YAY!!!! First check come the 3rd Wednesday of each month. I worked many years to earn it & now I can relax & work when i want. Believe me, i will want to teach at least one semester a year. I want to keep my cerebral fitness.
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Post by: TheLaughingMedusa on Sep 20, 2013, 07:43:03 PM
^ Enjoy Valerie!

A lovely conversation with a lovely person.

Having both my sisters in the same city as me for the first time in about 5 years.

Spontaneous plans with good friends.

The sunshine!
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Post by: sally33 on Sep 20, 2013, 07:45:34 PM
^ Enjoy Valerie!

A lovely conversation with a lovely person.

Having both my sisters in the same city as me for the first time in about 5 years.

Spontaneous plans with good friends.

The sunshine!

Blissful ..
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Sep 20, 2013, 11:48:14 PM
My best friend's daughter and her helpfulness, my motorbike, IKEA.
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Post by: valerie on Sep 21, 2013, 06:50:19 PM
the color green. I look out my sliding doors & see all green
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Post by: Skyler on Sep 22, 2013, 06:13:52 PM
My lovely housemate who has done the cleaning. AND she's made brownies.  :)
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Post by: RedRowan on Sep 22, 2013, 07:47:53 PM
Picking boxes of wild damsons with a friend on a lovely autumnal walk yesterday... And being able to doze on the sofa for a couple of hours today. Rediscovering my daytime snooze function is simply wonderful.
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Sep 23, 2013, 10:00:31 PM
Three items ticked on my massive new to-do list.  :D

Could've been more but I had a book I was reading til mid-afternoon.
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Post by: plugitin on Sep 24, 2013, 10:17:01 AM
Catch up tv.
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Sep 24, 2013, 08:51:55 PM
An affordable service bill.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Sep 24, 2013, 09:32:34 PM
My results increasing. :) remarks :) one increased by 20 marks. Now that's appalling marking. It also means much less pressure on me
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Post by: Jaydee on Sep 25, 2013, 12:38:23 AM
My Beautiful girlfriend xxxx   ;D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Sep 25, 2013, 01:07:10 AM
My Adorable Partner is home!
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Post by: valerie on Sep 25, 2013, 02:24:55 AM
RED
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 25, 2013, 08:23:55 AM
^, ^^ & ^^^ you are all so loved up, it's very sweet  :)
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Sep 25, 2013, 06:02:26 PM
French toast with sliced banana for brunch. :)
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Post by: valerie on Sep 25, 2013, 09:22:27 PM
friends,health, activities,
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Post by: RedRowan on Sep 25, 2013, 10:50:00 PM
Sunshine, the market garden, honesty, good friends.
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Post by: valerie on Sep 26, 2013, 12:53:40 AM
my gal
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Post by: jeyn on Sep 26, 2013, 01:33:44 AM
The random flirting session on the train
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Post by: ellis on Sep 26, 2013, 10:06:58 AM
Firecracker-brain feminists who actually do respect and support all women, whatever their job, dress code or sexual behaviour.  Good, gentle, thoughtful people who make me think and who really get stuff done.  And how this spurs me on and stops me getting stuck in the doldrums.  So: meetings.  Without meetings my social skills might atrophy.

Boxsets for too much house-arrest.  The police for dealing with neighbours.  My daughters for reminding me when my militance goes bitter.  My balcony of flowers.  Good health & good shops to feed it.  The nice hot salty chip on my shoulder.  A small foxlike dog friend and the dogwalker who takes him on a day trip to the forest and to mystery Maureen's once a week but only charges me eight quid for it!

Much to be grateful for.
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Post by: Musette on Sep 26, 2013, 01:37:51 PM
^ what a lovely post :)
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Post by: Tak on Sep 28, 2013, 07:46:23 AM
My hot water bottle,awake since 5 with period pains so will also be grateful when the pharmacy opens and they can dispense my painkillers.
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Post by: Amaury on Sep 28, 2013, 09:18:33 AM
^ I hope you have an easy day, pesky periods  :(
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Post by: Sorted. on Sep 28, 2013, 09:35:05 AM
I hope you feel better Tak!

It's a small thing, but I'm grateful for my new windows.  For the first time ever, I've been able to open my bedroom window and I'm having a cup of tea and watching the parrots in Richmond Park from my bed.  In the fresh air.  Lovely!
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Post by: Dizz on Sep 28, 2013, 09:48:23 AM
The fact that period pains are a thing of the past. ;)

Hope you feel better soon, Tak.
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Sep 28, 2013, 10:56:00 AM
The fact that period pains are a thing of the past. ;)

Hope you feel better soon, Tak.

ain't that the truth.
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Post by: sally33 on Sep 28, 2013, 11:04:14 AM
Paracetamol for my hungover body  :(
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Post by: Tak on Sep 29, 2013, 01:19:39 AM
Thanks all for your kind wishes the painkillers did help the G.P has referred me for some kind of ultrasound thingy so we will see what comes of that.

@Maullary easy day ah not so much, spent roughly 12hours hours putting together new furniture!,no getting out of it such a long overdue job anyhow being busy probably kept my mind off the pain so that was an upside and the new furniture looks great!

Very,very grateful to Tradey and her excellent diy skills could not have done it without ya! aplogies for the builders bum moments  :D

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Post by: Amaury on Sep 29, 2013, 08:59:20 AM
^ well done on being productive and good luck with the ultrasound  :).
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Post by: animalnitrate on Sep 29, 2013, 02:35:39 PM
Tak - hurrah for drugs, and I hope the ultrasound is helpful.

What am I grateful for - a lovely short weekend by the sea with one of my mum's oldest friends. I wasn't going to go but I was feeling a bit flaky after wheezy boy's early-hours trip to A&E this week, so I did. (Wheezy boy is now totally fine, for which I am also grateful.) So I'm grateful for my lovely mum and sister for not minding me gatecrashing the weekend, for my mum's lovely friend and her partner for welcoming me and wheezy with open arms, for a long hot shower on my own, for sand and sea, for endless delicious food, and even for an unexpectedly good night's sleep. :D
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Post by: Tak on Sep 29, 2013, 03:06:03 PM
^^^
Hurrah indeed.

Glad the little one is okay and that sounds like a wonderful weekend.
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Post by: Dizz on Oct 01, 2013, 08:52:39 PM
I had a lovely lie in as my colleague was picking me up from home to do a joint visit. I was grateful that she came with me as the person lives out in the sticks and it would have taken an age to get there and back.

On a visit later in the day, the person I have been trying see actually let me in and we made progress.
The previous two attempts she has told me to ''Go f*ck myself'', before slamming the door in my face. So, result!

I had a very entertaining time with the delicious camera woman who is still filming some social workers in our office.

The carrot and coriander soup I had for lunch.

The only bad thing today was that when I sat on the bus on the way home, I realised my bum became damp. At this point two young lads advised me not to sit 'there' as someone had been sick on the seat. Cue swift exit. However, I was grateful that they warned me - even though it was a little late!

Oh .. just thought. And I'm also grateful that the decorator has nearly finished!
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Post by: Didymus on Oct 01, 2013, 08:59:04 PM
^  :) :D :-X

I am grateful for the missus  :-* Her ability to listen to me whine, humour me every time I come up with another scheme, make me feel better and give me a kick up the arse all without losing her temper or getting irritated is really phenomenal!  :)
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Post by: Musette on Oct 01, 2013, 09:23:04 PM
^ my cakes aren't bad either ;) :-*
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Post by: Dizz on Oct 02, 2013, 08:00:17 PM
^ :D

I'm grateful because I didn't have to work late today. Woop! :D

AND the decorating is finished! Double Woop! :D :D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Oct 03, 2013, 06:27:53 AM
Maestro Levine is  BACK.
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Post by: Sux2bme on Oct 04, 2013, 12:21:18 PM
That my Mum is alive and well. Two of my colleagues have Mum's with terminal cancer. It certainly makes you grateful for what you have
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Oct 08, 2013, 02:25:12 PM
1) that I live in the UK - the 100 Women video is a reminder that women have it much worse in other parts of the world

2) a lie-in, as I slept badly again last night
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Post by: valerie on Oct 08, 2013, 03:47:02 PM
October 8. Waiting for November because it's _ _ _K__ _ g hot
Literally hotter than it was all summer!
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Post by: adarajames on Oct 08, 2013, 04:44:58 PM
painkillers and coffee!
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Post by: Dr Feelgood on Oct 08, 2013, 04:54:12 PM
painkillers and coffee!

That.
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Post by: Porridge on Oct 08, 2013, 05:04:30 PM
painkillers and coffee!

That.

Also that.
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Post by: adarajames on Oct 08, 2013, 06:21:54 PM
^ adding some ice cream and chocolate to the mix too
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Post by: valerie on Oct 08, 2013, 08:31:22 PM
health & happiness
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Oct 09, 2013, 10:55:02 PM
An interesting book, BBC4, annual leave.
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Post by: Quack on Oct 10, 2013, 05:06:47 PM
That I don't have to go into the city tomorrow.  :D
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Post by: adarajames on Oct 18, 2013, 04:20:39 PM
thank goddess for a kind strong neighbour when a couple of tonnes of manure were delivered unexpectedly to the front of the house and all had to be moved through the house to the back garden before less kind neighbours arrived to steal it all! Am now collapsed in a shaking heap after only trying to move a couple myself!
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Oct 18, 2013, 07:58:15 PM
My blender, I love my fresh milkshakes.  :D Oh, and re-discovering some of my 80ies CDs, so many songs that I love and haven't heard in a while.
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Post by: Quack on Oct 18, 2013, 08:46:28 PM
Wine and pizza.
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Oct 18, 2013, 11:25:31 PM
Time to rest and catch up on some TV. :)
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Post by: PttG on Oct 20, 2013, 12:46:14 AM
That this wonderful film by Lino Brocka, https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=manila-in-the-claws-of-light was restored.

I saw it today at the NFT, in NFT1 and not in either pokey 2 or 3. The blurb doesn't do it justice.

Now I want to see it all over again.

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Post by: RedRowan on Oct 20, 2013, 03:04:40 PM
Having a friend who is loving and honest enough to point out to me how I'd reacted to another friend in a way which was not helpful... And to do so in such a way that I didn't start feeling really bad and beating myself up for it.
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Post by: Amaury on Oct 25, 2013, 05:59:55 PM
A rather pack weekend!
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Oct 25, 2013, 08:55:08 PM
Sunshine.

I was sure it was going to rain all day and I got a lovely walk in the sun instead. :)
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Post by: RedRowan on Oct 26, 2013, 11:05:15 AM
Weekend!!!  :) :) :)  (Doing the happy dance)
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Post by: Fabulous FireHorse on Oct 26, 2013, 09:43:41 PM
My walk to get the paper from the local shop
and the lesbian twist to the latest episode of Orphan Black.
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Post by: sally33 on Oct 26, 2013, 09:50:29 PM
The kids getting on with each other.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Nov 13, 2013, 10:35:08 PM
After us thinking it wouldn't happen my cousin woke up from his coma. :)
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Post by: Chablis on Nov 13, 2013, 10:40:00 PM
After us thinking it wouldn't happen my cousin woke up from his coma. :)

An answer to prayer, is he ok x
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Post by: restlesspilgrim on Nov 14, 2013, 12:12:06 AM
So pleased to hear that, GG
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Post by: Jaydee on Nov 14, 2013, 12:18:17 AM
After us thinking it wouldn't happen my cousin woke up from his coma. :)
Hallelujah! I know this will be a real weight off your mind. Now you just need to get better.  I am continuing to bother God about that too, it's part of my job description xx.
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Post by: valerie on Nov 14, 2013, 01:45:25 PM
After us thinking it wouldn't happen my cousin woke up from his coma. :)
Hallelujah! I know this will be a real weight off your mind. Now you just need to get better.  I am continuing to bother God about that too, it's part of my job description xx.
What a blessing Gg. I am so happy for your family
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Nov 14, 2013, 11:56:48 PM
FOUR days off :)
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Nov 15, 2013, 01:38:37 PM
^ thank you for your well wishes. Prays clearly worked. 
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Post by: valerie on Nov 15, 2013, 02:54:22 PM
looking ahead to a social Fri & Saturday & a Sunday when we can be alone.
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Post by: RedRowan on Nov 15, 2013, 06:27:46 PM
Pumpkin soup, which I made yesterday; and spelt bread, which I made today (in between tedious admin jobs). So nice to have some healthy comfort food to hand, now that winter's starting to make its approach felt. (And the pumpkins and carrots in the soup are from my allotment.)
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Post by: onmyway on Nov 15, 2013, 06:34:53 PM
the very wise words of my key worker.
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Post by: Dizz on Nov 15, 2013, 08:04:55 PM
The feedback I got for a portfolio I had to do for my AMHP re-approval (we have to do it every five years and I was really under pressure to get it completed in time).

I was sooo utterly chuffed, it brought a lump to my throat.

And the realisation I only have to do it one more time before I retire! :D
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Nov 15, 2013, 08:13:39 PM
^^^^* unfortunately it was a short lived waking up, he opens his eyes now and again and bites on a toothbrush but there is a huge road ahead for him. At least he's alive. Thanks for the well wishing.  It helps as he has a young family.
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Post by: PearlD1va on Nov 16, 2013, 03:34:36 PM
After us thinking it wouldn't happen my cousin woke up from his coma. :)

So sorry GG I have been completely out of the loop! That is great news. Progress can be slow, but I hope that he makes a full recovery.x
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Post by: Amaury on Nov 17, 2013, 01:29:47 AM
I'm grateful for falling on the helmet side of my head.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Nov 17, 2013, 02:38:27 AM
I'm grateful for falling on the helmet side of my head.
What? What happened? Are you alright? :o
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Post by: Porridge on Nov 17, 2013, 09:49:05 AM
I'm grateful for falling on the helmet side of my head.
What? What happened? Are you alright? :o

This.  Are you ok?
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Post by: Amaury on Nov 17, 2013, 10:18:26 AM
I'm grateful for falling on the helmet side of my head.
What? What happened? Are you alright? :o

This.  Are you ok?

Thanks! I'm perfectly fine, it happened on saturday morning. It was quite a spectacular tumble and should probably check the helmet for cracks or just replace it.
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Post by: Porridge on Nov 17, 2013, 11:25:48 AM
Glad to hear you're ok.  I hope you're not too shaken or bruised.

And yes, worth looking at the helmet.  I was previously told that any bang to the helmet necessitates getting a new one - even after dropping it on the floor, but that's not entirely feasible advice!
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Post by: Sorted. on Nov 17, 2013, 11:35:24 AM
^true that.  Something to so with the materials used inside the helmet that are less effective after they've taken a knock.

It's even more important with m/bike helmets.  I dropped one on the floor once - expensive mistake but worth the expense to get a new one. 

Also never buy a second hand one or use someone else's if you can help it.
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Nov 17, 2013, 12:11:39 PM
Get your helmet sorted mallaury, before you get out there again.
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Post by: Amaury on Nov 17, 2013, 01:41:35 PM
I will buy a new one  :D
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Post by: Chablis on Nov 17, 2013, 02:01:44 PM
Everyone who is looking after me, :-[
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Post by: Sorted. on Nov 17, 2013, 02:03:32 PM
Good idea, Mallaury!

I hope you feel better very soon, Chabbers.

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Post by: adarajames on Nov 18, 2013, 01:21:30 AM
some m/bike shops have an x-ray type scanner to check for damage after dropping/knocking helmets, but guess its not economical with bike helmets as not as expensive
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Post by: Tak on Nov 19, 2013, 10:41:15 PM
The feedback I got for a portfolio I had to do for my AMHP re-approval (we have to do it every five years and I was really under pressure to get it completed in time).

I was sooo utterly chuffed, it brought a lump to my throat.

And the realisation I only have to do it one more time before I retire! :D

Ah that is wonderful Dizz and hurrah for only one more time!
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Post by: RedRowan on Nov 20, 2013, 05:53:34 PM
Grateful for: teaching outdoors and being able to share my love of nature. And singing with other people, in harmony... Such a great feeling. :)
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Post by: valerie on Nov 21, 2013, 02:55:31 PM
Grateful for: teaching outdoors and being able to share my love of nature. And singing with other people, in harmony... Such a great feeling. :)
That is wonderful! I would love that,RR
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Post by: RedRowan on Nov 24, 2013, 10:33:30 PM
Thanks, Valerie. I do love singing with other people! Mind you, after three hours rehearsing this afternoon for a concert next week I'd quite like to be able to not sing in my sleep a few hours... :)

Tonight, mostly I'm grateful for a warm and cosy home; and an old M*A*S*H DVD to watch and switch my brain off after looking at sheet music for most of the day.
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 14, 2013, 08:47:23 PM
Friends. I will never underestimate the importance of friends and feel blessed to have true friends both here on Gingerbeer and elsewhere, You know who you are.  :-* :-*
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Post by: onmyway on Dec 14, 2013, 08:48:55 PM
The free cycling class I took earlier.

The posh bread that a bakery just dropped off at my hostel, there's loads of it and it's totally yummy.  Freshly baked today apparently.
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Post by: Ebichu on Dec 14, 2013, 10:25:35 PM
I'm grateful for this pizza. It's so good I can't stop talking about it. Thank you for my pizza!
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Post by: Tak on Dec 15, 2013, 05:11:16 PM
The walk in Dr service,antibiotics,ibuprofen,paracetamol warmth and sleep.


Oh and soup doubt with the discomfort I could get any other food substance down.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 16, 2013, 11:19:27 PM
Thanks, Valerie. I do love singing with other people!

my pleasure. The early part of my life was filled with singing. Gregorian Chant as a child in a choir. Then i had lessons on piano,French horn & trombone, then i taught myself the guitar.
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Post by: onmyway on Dec 17, 2013, 01:11:39 PM
Last night a friend took me to see Kate Tempest performing in St Leonard's church in Shoreditch.  I am very grateful for this as it was an excellent evening, a great performance and in very good company.  She also bought me a pint, and gave me her red (international AIDS day) ribbon!  (I had been complaining that I hadn't found them for sale anywhere this year).
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Post by: valerie on Dec 17, 2013, 03:13:14 PM
Last night a friend took me to see Kate Tempest performing in St Leonard's church in Shoreditch.  I am very grateful for this as it was an excellent evening, a great performance and in very good company.  She also bought me a pint, and gave me her red (international AIDS day) ribbon!  (I had been complaining that I hadn't found them for sale anywhere this year).
nice to read that onw
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Dec 17, 2013, 05:13:48 PM
There's another big snowstorm, but my house is warm and my Adorable Partner is home and I have THE BEST RECORD COLLECTION.





 
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Post by: Musette on Dec 17, 2013, 06:18:02 PM
^ and a splendid HEADDRESS! What more could anyone need (apart from HAM)?
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Dec 17, 2013, 06:44:52 PM
Oh, Musette, now you've given me a craving for HAM.

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Post by: Sorted. on Dec 17, 2013, 06:45:30 PM
I bought a HAM today. 
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Dec 17, 2013, 06:46:28 PM
Ohhhhhh ho ho ho . . . Sorted . . . yummy yum yum.
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Post by: TheLaughingMedusa on Dec 17, 2013, 10:24:44 PM
Last night a friend took me to see Kate Tempest performing in St Leonard's church in Shoreditch.  I am very grateful for this as it was an excellent evening, a great performance and in very good company.  She also bought me a pint, and gave me her red (international AIDS day) ribbon!  (I had been complaining that I hadn't found them for sale anywhere this year).

She's fantastic isn't she? I came across her completely by chance at the Hayward Gallery last year and was very glad I did! Must look up and see when she is next performing...
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Post by: onmyway on Dec 18, 2013, 06:43:24 PM
^ she really is, yes.

The show I saw, "Brand New Ancients" was brilliant, and she's doing more performances of it in various London venues in the New Year.  Definitely work seeing if they're not sold out yet.
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Dec 18, 2013, 07:41:59 PM
One day of no harassing in work.
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Post by: Porridge on Dec 18, 2013, 09:58:13 PM
One day of no harassing in work.

Yay!!  :D
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Post by: Gyda Gwen on Dec 18, 2013, 10:04:19 PM
Cheers lovely. It does feel good. Hope you are ok?
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Post by: Porridge on Dec 18, 2013, 11:03:07 PM
I bet it feels good!  Shame, though, that the harassment has become such a frequent occurrence that one day without it feels so good :/

I'm ok, thanks.  Looking forward to Tuesday when I finish work for about a week!
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Post by: valerie on Dec 20, 2013, 03:00:24 PM
reminiscing about a wonderful trip we had in the beginning of December. Callaway Gardens,Pine Mountain,Georgia
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Post by: onmyway on Dec 20, 2013, 04:04:41 PM
Ibuprofen
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Post by: Musette on Dec 20, 2013, 04:21:00 PM
My gorgeous gf; my smashing kids; my lovely friends; my warm and comfortable home.
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Post by: TheLaughingMedusa on Dec 20, 2013, 04:21:23 PM
Lovely colleagues, very generous parents and lots of cuddles from little ones who are exhausted and excited and very ready for the end of term (as am I!).
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Post by: સરસ on Dec 20, 2013, 04:23:35 PM
I am very happy I am not living in Uganda.. but my happiness about it also makes me very sad for those queers that do live there.. Mixed feelings..

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Post by: Didymus on Dec 20, 2013, 06:38:19 PM
My gorgeous gf; my smashing kids; my lovely friends; my warm and comfortable home.

My gorgeous gf, her smashing kids, her lovely friends (the ones I've met anyway) and my lovely friends, her warm and comfortable home  :)
:-* :-*
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Post by: Vagabond on Dec 20, 2013, 07:46:06 PM
Lots. Everything. Life.
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Post by: PushingThru on Dec 20, 2013, 09:41:32 PM
Time off - woop woop!
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Post by: mittens on Dec 20, 2013, 09:52:25 PM
that my firstborn child has survived and is here today to celebrate her 24th birthday  :-*
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Post by: outOforder on Dec 20, 2013, 10:36:50 PM
Wahay mittens!

9 days, no smoke. Wahay!
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Post by: mittens on Dec 20, 2013, 11:01:54 PM
go OoOoOOOOrse!
cold turkey?
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Post by: Dizz on Dec 20, 2013, 11:07:42 PM
Well done oOo. :D

I'm grateful for my flannelette pyjama's, a warm home and a nice relaxing evening. 8)
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Post by: PttG on Dec 21, 2013, 10:49:19 PM
1) That I live within 10 minutes from the sorting office.

2) That the very hard working sorting office staff now covering for their branch and the two that have just closed, found my package even if it took two days.
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Post by: Tak on Dec 21, 2013, 11:55:15 PM
That passers by stopped to help a woman who was having a seizure at the train station today,also grateful for the person who answered me on the emergency help point who sorted getting an ambulance and station staff to assist.
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Post by: Chewwy on Dec 22, 2013, 12:05:21 AM
That's fantastic Tak, and bravo to you and you're quick thinking.

I had a friend who went through similar on a street in Jersey recently with her daughter.  Many just gaped and walked passed.  But one couple did their upmost to help out.  Her Mum (my friend) was very distressed and so thankful that she requested their thanks through FB, as they disappeared during the ambulance kerfuffle.
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Post by: Dizz on Dec 22, 2013, 12:19:24 AM
That's fantastic Tak, and bravo to you and you're quick thinking.

Yes. That. :D
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Post by: Old Brock on Dec 22, 2013, 12:25:45 AM
Kindness.
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Post by: Tak on Dec 22, 2013, 12:57:46 PM
That's fantastic Tak, and bravo to you and you're quick thinking.

I had a friend who went through similar on a street in Jersey recently with her daughter.  Many just gaped and walked passed.  But one couple did their upmost to help out.  Her Mum (my friend) was very distressed and so thankful that she requested their thanks through FB, as they disappeared during the ambulance kerfuffle.

Sorry to hear this happened to your friend Chewy,it was so fortunate that one of the passers by was a nurse she took control and got the rest of us organised and it was actually the chap who owned one of the shops that said about using the emergency point,just glad I could be of some use and hopefully the woman is feeling okay now.
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Post by: Ebichu on Dec 22, 2013, 07:12:04 PM
I'm grateful for the tacos my housemate made for me with hot salsa to try burning this cold away. Thanks Lobo (^_^)
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Post by: valerie on Dec 23, 2013, 07:28:14 PM
the martini I am going to drink while I prepare dinner :)
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Post by: outOforder on Dec 23, 2013, 08:29:39 PM
Being alive.

Tomorrow I'll figure out what to do with the life.
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Post by: The Real Bagpuss! on Dec 23, 2013, 08:49:29 PM
Baileys, my dad and finally feeling  better after 4 days of feing rubbishy (in no particular order of course)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 23, 2013, 10:19:17 PM
Some very dedicated delivery drivers from the British Heart Foundation who braved the storm and rain and got me my sofa up the stairs today. I felt very sorry and embarrassed that I didn't have enough money or at least something nice at home to say thank you for all their efforts.  :-[
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Post by: onmyway on Dec 24, 2013, 12:28:47 AM
My friend gave me a birthday present today, a really awesome one.  It's a calendar, with a big photo of my dog for each month.  There's a purple patterned frame around each picture.

For June, the month she was born, there's a picture of her with her mum.  For December, there's a photo of her with the snow dog my friend made last year, in the style of my dog.  Each picture for each month is special and obviously chosen with care.

She's put so much effort into it, and it's so brilliant, I'm really moved and very grateful.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Dec 24, 2013, 11:06:45 PM
My "lost" passport!  Else I'd have been home alone for Christmas.  The plane was on time; the trains were all cancelled!
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Dec 24, 2013, 11:14:50 PM
No more storm and rain in the morning so that I was able to get to work alive.  :D
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Post by: Empress Delilah on Dec 25, 2013, 12:43:51 AM
My amazing gf, I am very, very lucky.
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Post by: OopsyDaisyF1 on Dec 25, 2013, 12:35:43 PM
Today I am grateful for a few things...
1. That there are so many kind and caring people on here
2. That Auntie Di called and said she wishes I had gone to hers for Xmas and that I am defo going next Xmas
3. That my Diabetes is under control today and the headache has gone
4. That everyone I bought presents for loves them, especially Rosebud, Auntie Di said she's not interested in any of the other  ;D
5. That it's NOT raining for a change, I shall go for a walk later to burn off my non turkey dinner
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Post by: Blythe on Dec 25, 2013, 01:39:25 PM
The offspring and Sorted.

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Post by: purelybyaccident on Dec 25, 2013, 02:31:19 PM
The internet and Skype, I was able to show my 92 year old mother her new grandchildren moving and laughing which is a whole lot better than photos. She was really so, so pleased to see them.

I am also grateful that my mother is still in pretty good nick.

Of course for my wife as well, who has given me the best year that could ever happen to anyone.
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Post by: Old Brock on Dec 25, 2013, 03:22:56 PM
My Christmas present from Scout; she sat on my lap.
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Post by: outOforder on Dec 25, 2013, 03:30:51 PM
The woman who is going to lay me in 2014!
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Post by: Amaury on Dec 25, 2013, 05:58:45 PM
The woman who is going to lay me in 2014!

She's out there somewhere  ;)
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Post by: Meryl Streep Fan Club on Dec 25, 2013, 07:27:00 PM
The woman who is going to lay me in 2014!

I love that sense of optimism...  ;D
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Post by: sally33 on Dec 25, 2013, 08:12:21 PM
I'm grateful for the (small) family I have / there's only a few of us left but  it's good that I can spend a pretty near stress free Christmas Day with them and we get on and can have a drink together and be happy. Will be even more grateful when my beloved partner stops watching 'Call the Midwife' so we can go out for a walk with the dog and then debrief about my fathers's tears about my mother who died last January and the fact that my rubbish nephews couldn't be bothered to even call him or me despite borrowing money (and not repaying it) from both of us and we both sent xmas presents too. Sorry bit if a rant. I'm grateful for my gorgeous teenage sprog boys who gave been a delight today and made me very proud.
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Post by: slapntickle on Dec 25, 2013, 08:16:33 PM
Christmas Day with just Mrs Slap and me... heavenly. The family stuff comes along at the weekend, but today it's just us, and it's lovely.  :)
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Dec 25, 2013, 08:29:46 PM
Christmas Day with just Mrs Slap and me... heavenly. The family stuff comes along at the weekend, but today it's just us, and it's lovely.  :)

Yes, it's worked out well this year. You have been lovely company, as you always are. Love you more than ever sweetheart  :-*
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Dec 25, 2013, 09:19:56 PM
My Adorable Partner finally came home.  And gave me my PRESENT.

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Post by: Dizz on Dec 26, 2013, 01:23:57 AM
A very, very lovely Christmas day. :D
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Post by: flora poste on Dec 26, 2013, 01:41:52 AM
My Christmas present from Scout; she sat on my lap.

That's lovely.


I'm grateful to have been able to spend a lovely day with special people. I'm grateful also to have had - and heeded - a stern talking-to a few days ago, in which I was advised that nobody is that bothered about presents; they want to all be together and happy. They do NOT want a frazzled perfectionist crying at Christmas dinner because she didn't manage to finish each and every one of 500 boiled-wool birds to her own exacting standards.

Picked my battles this year - it was better for it.
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Post by: braveandcrazy on Dec 26, 2013, 12:56:35 PM
Technology and a room to hide in. Oh and tickets to this afternoon's match at SJP
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Post by: AnneA on Dec 26, 2013, 01:34:15 PM
Supportive kids and grapefruit :)
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Post by: onmyway on Dec 28, 2013, 02:56:50 PM
Friendship. Love. Warmth. A safe home. Plentiful good food. Health. Much much more, too much to list or to put into words right now.
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Post by: valerie on Dec 31, 2013, 09:28:36 PM
a new year is imminent & our relationship will crescendo to a newer, deeper level.
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Post by: Quack on Jan 06, 2014, 03:28:28 AM
My helpful neighbour.
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Post by: AnneA on Jan 06, 2014, 11:39:23 AM
My kids
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Post by: onmyway on Jan 06, 2014, 06:36:45 PM
my mum
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Post by: Lobo on Jan 07, 2014, 03:38:59 AM
My friend M***** as she rocks and helps steer me right when meeting girls to avoid the bad ones. Also as she is helpin me find things I need to find :) Can't wait to see her in person again soon and give her many hugs as she is lovely and genuine. More women should be like her as she's a friend of rarity.  :D
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Post by: Vagabond on Jan 07, 2014, 07:00:58 PM
The small and seemingly insignificant things in life.
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Post by: mittens on Jan 07, 2014, 08:36:04 PM
my *bargain* curtains from the charity shop
worth 2 quid of anyones money
washed, dried and hanging in my loungerie  :)

i thought that the posh people would have donated all their unwanted xmas stuff, but there wasn't much out
but when i went into the changing rooms, there were hordes of HDBBB (heavy duty black bin bags)
waiting to be sorted...
i shall be popping back frequently
son loves his ralph lauren polo shirt, 2 quid!

(everything seems to be 2 quid in there heh)
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Post by: onmyway on Jan 08, 2014, 11:49:48 PM
Bargain DVDs in the charity shop. My brother helping enable me to get wifi in my room. My mum for giving me this tablet in the first place. Lots of things  ;)
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Post by: valerie on Jan 12, 2014, 07:34:24 PM
the weather, our moods, & good health
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Post by: Vagabond on Jan 12, 2014, 07:38:07 PM
Citizen M.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 12, 2014, 07:52:01 PM
grateful for my new black suspenders from my gf
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Post by: AnneA on Jan 13, 2014, 05:49:53 AM
The Australian Open
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Post by: valerie on Jan 13, 2014, 02:48:38 PM
the new home.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 13, 2014, 10:46:55 PM
January thaw.  I went for a long walk today.  First time in a MONTH.
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Post by: valerie on Jan 14, 2014, 03:17:16 PM
her
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Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 15, 2014, 09:59:31 AM
grateful for my new black suspenders from my gf

Suspenders is one of those things that translates differently, isn't it ...
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Post by: valerie on Jan 15, 2014, 03:05:43 PM
grateful for my new black suspenders from my gf

Suspenders is one of those things that translates differently, isn't it ...
OMG! You are so right,AN!  I forgot. BRACES!
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Post by: animalnitrate on Jan 15, 2014, 03:26:35 PM
OMG! You are so right,AN!

:D :D
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Post by: AnneA on Jan 16, 2014, 05:53:01 AM
That it is only 43.8 not 46 yet
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Post by: slapntickle on Jan 16, 2014, 07:18:14 PM
Today I am grateful for my wonderful gf... 10 years together today... love you missus  :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Jan 16, 2014, 07:30:31 PM
Ditto gorgeous. Best 10 years of my life.
Here's to many more  :-*  *pops the champers*
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Post by: Sorted. on Jan 16, 2014, 07:55:27 PM
^Aw, Congrats both!
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Jan 16, 2014, 08:06:28 PM
Thank you Sorted  :)
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Post by: Musette on Jan 16, 2014, 11:13:22 PM
^ yes, happy anniversary you two :D
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 17, 2014, 12:35:08 AM
I am grateful to be home safely from two days in Boston with no major disasters.

And as an added *bonus* --I saw a middle aged couple in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts staring fixedly at the Rembrandts.  These people were both very round and wearing BRIGHT Kelly Green T Shirts that said "CELTICS" on them.   

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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Jan 17, 2014, 07:25:35 AM
^ yes, happy anniversary you two :D

Thanks Musette  :)
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Post by: Dizz on Jan 17, 2014, 09:36:48 AM
Ditto gorgeous. Best 10 years of my life.
Here's to many more  :-*  *pops the champers*

Yes. Congrats to you and slapntickle. 10 years!  Wow! :D
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Jan 17, 2014, 02:52:52 PM
Ditto gorgeous. Best 10 years of my life.
Here's to many more  :-*  *pops the champers*

Yes. Congrats to you and slapntickle. 10 years!  Wow! :D

Yes, from me too  :D
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Post by: slapntickle on Jan 17, 2014, 06:36:37 PM
Awww, thanks all  :)
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Post by: Vagabond on Jan 17, 2014, 08:42:41 PM
The kindness of strangers... :)
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Post by: Blythe on Jan 18, 2014, 11:03:27 AM
Ditto gorgeous. Best 10 years of my life.
Here's to many more  :-*  *pops the champers*

Yes. Congrats to you and slapntickle. 10 years!  Wow! :D

Yes, from me too  :D



And me!

I had no idea you two were a pair, how can this fact have passed me by?
I think the grape vine needs serious work!

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Post by: Blythe on Jan 18, 2014, 11:06:22 AM
To have woken up WITHOUT a cricked neck this weekend! 
It ruined last weekend.

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Post by: Musette on Jan 18, 2014, 01:47:49 PM
^^ Blythe, you clearly haven't been paying attention! What, with that and buying size 20 knickers... are you getting a little bit vague? ;)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 18, 2014, 05:03:42 PM
^ I was surprised too and I don't have a cricked neck and a stressful job to distract me.  I thought I gave TEN THOUSAND PERCENT of my attention to the ins and outs of GB and that got past me.



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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 18, 2014, 05:04:48 PM
And Oh Yeah, Happy Anniversary, you two, now that I figured it out.
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Post by: Blythe on Jan 18, 2014, 05:34:20 PM
^^ Blythe, you clearly haven't been paying attention! What, with that and buying size 20 knickers... are you getting a little bit vague? ;)


This weekend I forgot to bring over to Sorted' s, my makeup and a book she had lent me,
Then when I got here and went to ASDA, I walked out WITHOUT the shopping!


So, yes, vagueness has descended.

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Post by: slapntickle on Jan 18, 2014, 09:47:50 PM
Ditto gorgeous. Best 10 years of my life.
Here's to many more  :-*  *pops the champers*

Yes. Congrats to you and slapntickle. 10 years!  Wow! :D

Yes, from me too  :D

And me!

I had no idea you two were a pair, how can this fact have passed me by?
I think the grape vine needs serious work!

^ I was surprised too and I don't have a cricked neck and a stressful job to distract me.

Haha! Glad everyone is now up to speed!  ;D
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Post by: 1wmnwmn on Jan 18, 2014, 09:57:37 PM
Ditto gorgeous. Best 10 years of my life.
Here's to many more  :-*  *pops the champers*

Yes. Congrats to you and slapntickle. 10 years!  Wow! :D

Yes, from me too  :D

And me!

I had no idea you two were a pair, how can this fact have passed me by?
I think the grape vine needs serious work!

^ I was surprised too and I don't have a cricked neck and a stressful job to distract me.

Haha! Glad everyone is now up to speed!  ;D

 Yes, one needs to keep abreast of things on here  ;D
Thanks again to all for the well wishes.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Jan 18, 2014, 10:15:18 PM
Well, I've always kept abreast of your avatars 1wmnwmn.  Just not your partners.  Clearly.

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Post by: AnneA on Jan 20, 2014, 04:26:10 AM
Distance
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Post by: PollyPutTheKettleOn on Jan 21, 2014, 08:55:50 AM
My neighbours husband as he got my car to start this morning :D
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Post by: onmyway on Jan 21, 2014, 01:59:08 PM
My new room(s) in the hostel, which has an upstairs and a downstairs.  Definitely the best room(s) in the place.
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Post by: Porridge on Jan 21, 2014, 04:52:18 PM
My new room(s) in the hostel, which has an upstairs and a downstairs.  Definitely the best room(s) in the place.

:D
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Post by: Amaury on Jan 21, 2014, 06:55:11 PM
My new room(s) in the hostel, which has an upstairs and a downstairs.  Definitely the best room(s) in the place.

:D

:D
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Post by: Lobo on Jan 23, 2014, 08:50:51 PM
I'm greatful to be taught welcome in Arabic as I do find the language very appealing. Thanks my friend at the store I hope to hear how dubai goes haha.
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Post by: onmyway on Jan 26, 2014, 03:40:17 PM
Thanks Porridge and Mallaury, virtual hugs to you both  :)
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Post by: AnneA on Jan 27, 2014, 12:27:48 PM
I am very grateful for a certain fourteen year old that when I was flat out busy outside decided to vacuum do the dishes and put them away and got diner ready. It was only reheated lasagne and salad but I was exhausted and it was the most perfect thing he could have done. I was impressed and very grateful. 
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Post by: scouser on Jan 27, 2014, 03:21:57 PM
My fantastic children!
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Post by: onmyway on Jan 27, 2014, 06:13:32 PM
The NHS.

It is currently providing me with high quality psychotherapy. In the past it has kept numerous family members and friends alive, and healed us from numerous physical illnesses and injuries.
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Post by: scouser on Jan 27, 2014, 06:38:31 PM
Nice one, well said! :)
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Post by: PearlD1va on Jan 30, 2014, 02:00:09 AM
Agree, the NHS deserves praise. Where would we be without it, really? Good to hear about the new rooms onmyway  :)
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Post by: Socs on Jan 30, 2014, 01:50:48 PM
Friendship  :D

Being a teacher  ;D
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Post by: scouser on Jan 30, 2014, 01:55:15 PM
You little tinker socs. That was aimed at me wasn't it! :-*
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Post by: Socs on Jan 30, 2014, 02:02:52 PM
Who else?
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Post by: scouser on Jan 30, 2014, 04:26:55 PM
Monkey!!  :D
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Post by: scouser on Jan 30, 2014, 04:34:56 PM
I am grateful for the competence and accuracy of a lovely doctor when diagnosing my poorly little boy and finally getting him the treatment he needs, thank you, SOS can't remember your name which is probably just as well, nice girl though! :)
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Post by: Sorted. on Jan 30, 2014, 10:12:12 PM
My boss!  He's taken to giving us Thursday evening Education Lectures.  Theories and stuff that he has read or is toying about with. 

 It's lovely to have a boss who is an educationalist first.
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Post by: AnneA on Feb 01, 2014, 10:08:24 AM
The air conditioner....
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Post by: scouser on Feb 01, 2014, 03:20:04 PM
So grateful that my lovely daughter is unharmed physically despite her ordeal, thank you God for protecting her!
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 01, 2014, 05:11:48 PM
My Adorable Partner has recovered from her minor surgery with splendid results.

Well.  I suppose I'm mostly grateful for the fact that her mood has suddenly improved considerably.  She has gone from anxious to yippee. 

Next in the progression, of course, will be her default: party mode.

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Post by: dukovearl on Feb 01, 2014, 05:47:46 PM
^ Oh good, I'm glad for her recovery  :D
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Post by: Sorted. on Feb 01, 2014, 05:52:06 PM
That's grand news, Thais!
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 01, 2014, 06:08:56 PM
Thanks Dukey and Sorted.
She has started swiping my cookbooks. 
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Post by: Chewwy on Feb 01, 2014, 06:18:52 PM
Get ye headress on Tights, there's celebrating to do.  :D
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Post by: Porridge on Feb 01, 2014, 08:07:15 PM
Oh dear, Tha´s, you can't both wear the chef's outfit!

But glad she's feeling better!
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 01, 2014, 08:31:32 PM
Oh dear, Tha´s, you can't both wear the chef's outfit!

But glad she's feeling better!

^ A greater truth was never spoken.

Thanks all.  She had eye surgery because the vision in one of her eyes was getting more and more opaque.  She was really nervous about it and kept losing her wallet, one shoe, paperwork, keys, etc.  After she came out of surgery, her vision was all blurry and she thought it had all been for nought, but over two days it slowly cleared up and now it's perfect.

Suddenly she's so cocky she decided to use my super sharp boning knife to cut up onions.  I can't even begin to tell you how wrong that is, but she *knew* I wouldn't yell about it.
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Post by: Porridge on Feb 01, 2014, 08:55:36 PM
She's testing you, Tha´s!  Be warned - you don't know what horror will  be committed next!
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 01, 2014, 09:16:02 PM
^ Now she's on the phone arranging lunch dates.

I'm just waiting for the martini tray to come out.
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Post by: Chewwy on Feb 01, 2014, 09:19:56 PM
... and Valerie to knock on the door.
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Post by: purelybyaccident on Feb 02, 2014, 10:17:06 AM
^  :), wouldn't it be nice if there was a USA gb meet :)
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Post by: Tak on Feb 02, 2014, 12:02:01 PM
Not today but Friday evening when I slipped at the top of the escalators I was extremely grateful for the woman next to me who grabbed me and stopped me falling any further and held onto me until I recovered from my fright checking I was okay and offering me some water.There are some good people out there.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 02, 2014, 04:20:34 PM
My sweetheart who is big and small. big heart,small body
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 02, 2014, 06:00:18 PM
^  :), wouldn't it be nice if there was a USA gb meet :)

At Grey's House.  With Snow Shovels.  And truck rides.


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Post by: PttG on Feb 02, 2014, 06:27:49 PM
^And the dog who likes poetry read in the mornings. And oil lamps.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 02, 2014, 06:30:14 PM
^And DIY with electric hair clippers.
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Post by: PttG on Feb 02, 2014, 06:40:28 PM
Surely pro rather than DIY by now, and on people rather than dogs. (Although what exactly is the difference?)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 02, 2014, 06:54:17 PM
^All right, well, we'll skip the hair clippers and move on to Leontyne Price records.

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Post by: Lobo on Feb 06, 2014, 03:53:05 AM
That my best friend is the most kind hearted woman, thats what I'm greatful for as its a rarity.
Even though she isn't looking for anyone I hope she finds true love with the next woman she meets one day. Thats how good a person she is and I'm so lucky to have her as a friend in my life :)
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Post by: valerie on Feb 06, 2014, 05:19:41 PM
... and Valerie to knock on the door.
ringing the doorbell,mind you & i wouldn't even be a ghost

^  :), wouldn't it be nice if there was a USA gb meet :)
i agree.

 maybe when my flat in our Soho,Wilton Manors,  is totally finished 4 could come on down & stay there as it will  really be more of a pied a terre for us. Besides having it as a party place in the center within walking distance of everything, we have ever intention of inviting our GB friends to be our guests!
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Post by: AnneA on Feb 08, 2014, 01:23:15 AM
The Country Fire Service...hopefully keeping us all safe and themselves.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 08, 2014, 02:33:00 AM
^  Good luck, AnneAus.  And stay safe yourself.
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Post by: AnneA on Feb 08, 2014, 02:51:04 AM
^  Good luck, AnneAus.  And stay safe yourself.

Thanks Just a matter of waiting now and hoping the wind stays away. It has dropped to a little light breeze much better weather still 42 tho :)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 08, 2014, 04:15:31 AM
If it makes you feel any better AnnAus, I just shoveled a foot of snow off my car.

I hope the wind cooperates.
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Post by: AnneA on Feb 08, 2014, 05:20:25 AM
It did and we have been down graded now so we don't have to go anywhere...If there was snow in my line of sight right now I would wallow in it....
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 08, 2014, 06:02:51 AM
Yeah well, I could use a little sun tan.

I'm glad your house didn't burn down.
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Post by: valerie on Feb 08, 2014, 10:15:49 PM
The black braces REDgave me as i am wearing them with black jeans, black boots a red shirt with black birds flying & a ccccrrraaaazzzzzyyyyyy black jacket with all kinds of hearts ...lace patches, etc on it.

REDwill be stunning!

grateful for parties,clothes and my gf
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Post by: Musette on Feb 09, 2014, 09:58:53 PM
The black braces REDgave me as i am wearing them with black jeans, black boots a red shirt with black birds flying & a ccccrrraaaazzzzzyyyyyy black jacket with all kinds of hearts ...lace patches, etc on it.

REDwill be stunning!

grateful for parties,clothes and my gf

I see you are getting the hang of English, Valerie ;D ;)
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Post by: RED on Feb 09, 2014, 11:30:40 PM
Thanks Musette!  She's always trying even though she wrote 'jeans' instead of 'trousers'  Is that proper? Are jeans considered jeans or trousers?
Cheers!

The black braces REDgave me as i am wearing them with black jeans, black boots a red shirt with black birds flying & a ccccrrraaaazzzzzyyyyyy black jacket with all kinds of hearts ...lace patches, etc on it.

REDwill be stunning!

grateful for parties,clothes and my gf
Honey, you outdid yourself. You were sizzling!
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Post by: valerie on Feb 09, 2014, 11:42:18 PM
My Dear,wonderful,awesome, beloved,glamorous RED--------Your stunningness stunned me.
                                                                                                       OK,ladies over the pond,translate that American English 8)
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Post by: Musette on Feb 09, 2014, 11:48:53 PM
Thanks Musette!  She's always trying even though she wrote 'jeans' instead of 'trousers'  Is that proper? Are jeans considered jeans or trousers?
Cheers!


Jeans are generally denim, or if not then in the style of denim jeans.
Trousers are everything that's not jeans.
I'm not sure that's explained it very well :-\
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Post by: Grey on Feb 10, 2014, 12:09:11 AM
If it makes you feel any better AnnAus, I just shoveled a foot of snow off my car.

I hope the wind cooperates.

I shoveled off my roof today!
now we can have that GB meet  ;D
then go over to Val and Red so Val can show off her braces and Red her stunningnessssssss  8)

Yes stay safe AnneAus-and where should we send the snow?
all you want
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 10, 2014, 01:13:02 AM
That's good, Grey.  I don't want to be reading about any roof collapse.
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Post by: mittens on Feb 10, 2014, 11:50:25 AM
penicillin
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Post by: valerie on Feb 11, 2014, 02:14:43 PM
ThaisInSeclusion & Grey. So sorry for all your freezing weather,especially as i sit here with the windows open sipping my coffee with a T-shirt and soft ,homey type pants...
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 11, 2014, 07:13:39 PM
Open window?  What's that?

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Post by: Grey on Feb 11, 2014, 07:45:07 PM
mine are iced shut  :-\

so we're going to Val's?   :D
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Post by: PollyPutTheKettleOn on Feb 11, 2014, 07:56:00 PM
My daughters wellingtons! ::)
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Post by: scouser on Feb 12, 2014, 01:45:56 PM
For once living in North of England, as although lying here listening to wind howling, and rain battering against my Windows, still able to keep warm and dry, not like you poor guys, my sympathies and warm feelings to all those affected by floods! :-[
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Post by: animalnitrate on Feb 15, 2014, 12:30:38 PM
A cup of tea (nearly brewed), and a book, on my own. I should be washing up but fuckit, this will be much much nicer.
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Post by: Tak on Feb 15, 2014, 09:29:19 PM
Neglecting washing up and choosing book reading and a brew FTW  :D

I am most grateful for working wifi and the internet.
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Post by: Jaques on Feb 15, 2014, 09:39:42 PM
being in the privilaged situation i am, having a roof over my head, food2 eat & clean water2 drink, and understanding that i couldv been born in2 a very different situation
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Post by: mittens on Feb 15, 2014, 10:28:36 PM
remember the roast dinner i've been CRAVING all week?
well my lovely lovely friend cooked me a perfect roast dinner tonight
i am not just grateful, i am forever in her debt  :D
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Post by: Porridge on Feb 15, 2014, 10:37:39 PM
^ that's lovely!  :)
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Post by: Sporty-Gal on Feb 16, 2014, 11:13:47 PM
Experiencing a lovely sunrise on my way to work and a lovely evening sky on the way home. Makes commuting so much nicer.  :D
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Post by: animalnitrate on Feb 17, 2014, 09:28:53 PM
I have had a lovely afternoon. I went out for lunch with my mum and my sister, and then they collected J from nursery, *and* my mum cleaned my bathroom.

Now I should go to sleep, really.
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Post by: Lobo on Feb 19, 2014, 01:26:00 AM
A dating site as my long lost friend and I found eachother through it.
As well as the girl who writes me through there who has me happy like crazy.
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Post by: AnneA on Feb 19, 2014, 08:30:21 AM
That we have lovely red wine in this country
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Post by: Amaury on Feb 19, 2014, 10:35:19 AM
Artificial snow, sunshine, adrenaline
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 19, 2014, 08:32:18 PM
A car with standard transmission.
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Post by: onmyway on Feb 19, 2014, 08:44:03 PM
A safe and warm home, which I feel happy to be in, and a fabulous dear dog to be in it with.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 19, 2014, 09:52:40 PM
Oh ho ho--Adorable One is playing Bagatelles.  It was worth risking my life to come home.

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Post by: valerie on Feb 21, 2014, 02:20:19 AM
good health & strength. Moving is a b_ _ _ _!
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Post by: Musette on Feb 24, 2014, 11:48:35 PM
Peppermint tea (and the good advice to drink it) :)
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Post by: valerie on Feb 26, 2014, 02:34:28 PM
good health, strength, & patience.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Feb 27, 2014, 04:44:14 AM
Two Monkeys.

I'm grateful to Two Monkeys.

For taking the time to do THE REAL RESEARCH.

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Post by: Didymus on Feb 27, 2014, 08:10:44 AM
I am grateful that a warm bed and a good sleep makes everything better :)
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Post by: Socs on Feb 27, 2014, 05:14:15 PM
The beautiful beeries who have kept me afloat over the last traumatic six months.

Thank you so much, you know not what you have done.

 :-*
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Post by: two monkeys on Feb 27, 2014, 05:19:14 PM
Two Monkeys.

I'm grateful to Two Monkeys.

For taking the time to do THE REAL RESEARCH.

It's just what I do.  8)
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Post by: Guineapig on Feb 27, 2014, 05:20:47 PM
You also garden  :)

I'm grateful for the weather. I'm only wearing one jacket and no waterproof trousers!
*hopeful*
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Post by: Bizoute on Feb 27, 2014, 05:26:56 PM
I don't think there has been a day in Devon where it hasn't rained for quite a long time at present. Getting some sunny days too though, which is wonderful.
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Post by: Guineapig on Feb 27, 2014, 07:39:50 PM
Biz, how is the frizz in all this wet weather?
Are you 'fro-ing?

(http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/bloggers_auto/jewfro_glee.jpg)
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Post by: valerie on Mar 01, 2014, 05:32:02 PM
good health & strength. Moving is a b_ _ _ _!
LOL, not too much more moving before I can have moving men move  some furniture. I am grateful for the above,good health. I am grateful for that everyday, as there is nothing more important
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Post by: sally33 on Mar 14, 2014, 09:03:18 AM
Google translate!
Hosting a French exchange student  - his English is mildly better than my French but without google translate I wouldn't have understood that I shouldn't have turned the heating up in his room giving the poor boy a headache - he was telling me he was a little too warm not a little too cold.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Bizoute on Mar 14, 2014, 10:41:30 AM
Biz, how is the frizz in all this wet weather?
Are you 'fro-ing?

(http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/bloggers_auto/jewfro_glee.jpg)

No, 'fro, it's long. But I'm almost overwhelmed by an urge to get lots of it chopped off & just leave a few ringlets. Actually we've had amazing sunny days lately, but today is a bit grey and overcast.
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Post by: Lobo on Mar 15, 2014, 05:08:28 AM
Twinkies :D
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Post by: animalnitrate on Mar 15, 2014, 09:40:36 AM
A lie in. :D
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Post by: Kess on Mar 15, 2014, 02:13:03 PM
An unexpected day off to recover from this bug...
Also, a slow but steady increase in financial security :)
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Post by: AnneA on Mar 16, 2014, 03:25:51 AM
Skype
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Post by: Jaques on Mar 21, 2014, 08:56:43 AM
having a pressure washer to clean my deck and patio, saves a lota time.
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Post by: Scully on Mar 21, 2014, 12:37:33 PM
New front door. Again.  ::)
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Post by: onmyway on Mar 21, 2014, 06:44:52 PM
The support and encouragement of my tutors and fellow trainees on the journalism course which I just finished today. A really awesome group of people, each and every one of them. I am so glad and grateful that I had that opportunity.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Mar 21, 2014, 08:35:09 PM
The acquisition of zillions of Good Darn Boxes.

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Post by: valerie on Mar 22, 2014, 07:47:14 PM
health & happiness
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Post by: Lobo on Mar 23, 2014, 04:57:22 PM
Massage oil so I can get my practicing in. If only they had one that smelt like kiwi or apple mixed with pomegranate.
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Post by: RP on Mar 23, 2014, 08:19:19 PM
^ There's a kiwi and pineapple one..

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Post by: AnneA on Mar 23, 2014, 09:24:05 PM
Divine intervention
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Post by: Lobo on Mar 29, 2014, 07:37:34 PM
^ There's a kiwi and pineapple one..

awe cool thank you for letting me know. Now I will be looking for this hee hee hee.
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Post by: Lobo on Mar 29, 2014, 07:45:25 PM
I'm grateful that T*** kept the men who kept going for me away. It's like why come into a gay club to try to take me home man I'm a lesbian I keep telling you. Then the ones walking by outside the club blaming racism on the fact I'm not interested when in reality it's the fact I'm not attracted nor into their joystick. So she handled them well keeping the peace especially when the first one returned still tryin it on. I thought all hell was going to break loose at one point when it got heated but she kept things under control. She stopped violence from happening so bless her heart.
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Post by: Lust for Life on Mar 29, 2014, 09:54:31 PM
my wife :-*
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Post by: valerie on Mar 30, 2014, 03:37:41 PM
in general, I woke up in a reflective mood and I am glad that i had a good life and did not mind working a little hard with 6 hours extra until I was 48 (approximately). Now I am peaceful and comfortable, thanks to not having fancy tastes like a giant home and an expensive car.

Yes. Life s good and i will steer it in a good direction until my last breath.
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Post by: onmyway on Mar 31, 2014, 11:15:07 PM
The people in my life.
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Post by: valerie on Mar 31, 2014, 11:17:29 PM
first martini in awhile! love 'em!
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Post by: slyder on Apr 08, 2014, 04:33:04 PM
The sun was shining this morning when I was walking the dogs and commuting :)
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Post by: dukovearl on Apr 08, 2014, 07:57:35 PM
Yeah - sunshine - excellent allotment weather  :D
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Cailleach on Apr 08, 2014, 09:06:57 PM
Annual leave. I was allowed to come home early.
Title: Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
Post by: Dizz on Apr 08, 2014, 09:10:42 PM
Actually finishing work at the official finishing time. :D
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Post by: Amaury on Apr 10, 2014, 04:34:42 PM
Living in a place where it's relatively safe to be out
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Post by: Ethand3 on Apr 10, 2014, 09:57:33 PM
I'm grateful that I have managed to spend a sizable part of my life in S E Asia. Fascinating countries, sometimes (I do emphasize "sometimes") the food is so good it's mind-blowing, and the weather is awesome. Experienced a few mega storms and earthquakes though, so that's the downside.
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Post by: Bizoute on Apr 10, 2014, 10:24:22 PM
^sounds glorious
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Post by: Vagabond on Apr 10, 2014, 10:25:09 PM
My energy levels.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 11, 2014, 12:39:45 AM
I had a good trip to Boston today and a celebrative walk in the sun with My Adorable Partner.

It's six months since I had such a warm walk in the sun.
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Post by: valerie on Apr 11, 2014, 09:34:03 PM
I love Boston & stay near Feneuil Hall. <cannot remember how to spell that. not far from Italian food section...that ol' seafood house. great train transport,as well.
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Post by: scouser on Apr 13, 2014, 07:47:30 PM
''Stevie G!!!!' ;D
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Post by: valerie on Apr 15, 2014, 04:23:17 PM
health, happiness, love
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Post by: RedRowan on Apr 15, 2014, 06:31:55 PM
Singing. My mates. Spring. And the fact that I've got six days off work, starting tomorrow.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 29, 2014, 12:52:12 AM

1. Gingerbeer coming back online.

2.  Watching My Adorable Partner cut daffodils in the garden when she didn't know I was watching her.

Not necessarily in that order.

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Post by: Guineapig on Apr 29, 2014, 11:58:06 AM

1. Gingerbeer coming back online.

2.  Watching My Adorable Partner cut daffodils in the garden when she didn't know I was watching her.

Not necessarily in that order.

I think of you two as:
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/08/05/article-1300705-02349AA4000005DC-648_468x286.jpg)
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Post by: two monkeys on Apr 29, 2014, 12:38:05 PM
^Really? I think of them as:

(http://epguides.com/MappandLucia/cast.jpg)

Although I don't know who that bloke is. Probably an unwanted house guest.
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Post by: valerie on Apr 29, 2014, 03:10:18 PM
health, happiness, love
I will change that to health, happiness, and love....love of friends both here & abroad. I highly recommend for this who are going or will go through what I am going through.....cry your eyes out, be sad & know that nature teaches us a lesson. Sun rises & sets. New day.....maybe you need a few new days....maybe you need to be like the moon from the period of full to full....okay...takes longer.
     BUT get through it & move on. It's been 10 days for me. Friendly comments & lots of hugs here in FL have been healing.  I think i need the next full moon & I'll be okay!
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Post by: Another Dyke :/ on Apr 29, 2014, 06:43:14 PM


i am Grateful today..that the Decorators (okay, that i know already, over the..years..) are GAY. Okay, i know they only decorators..and i hurl myself past them in the Afternoons as i leave to get on with my day, BUT - for me atleast! - they provide Comfort & Hope in an otherwise Lonely and  :'( Heterosexual for the most part World!
I SIMPLY LOVE GAYS. IT IS WHAT I AM AND WHAT I FEEL AT HOME WITH AND THE ENVIRONMENT WHERE I..belong..
Hopefully, one day not too far away, i will finally join a crowd again - a FRIENDLY LONER.
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Post by: Guineapig on Apr 29, 2014, 10:17:32 PM
^Really? I think of them as:

(http://epguides.com/MappandLucia/cast.jpg)

Although I don't know who that bloke is. Probably an unwanted house guest.
Actually, that's much better.
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 30, 2014, 12:48:59 AM
^That man DEFINITELY looks like an unwanted houseguest.

Even if he keeps his beard combed.
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Post by: Socs on Apr 30, 2014, 02:20:26 PM
^^The man in the picture is Georgie Pilson. Every Lucia needs a Georgia.

So Thais, are you Mapp or Lucia and who is your Georgie?


Nigel Hawthorn was the actor, better known as Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes Minister.
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Post by: valerie on Apr 30, 2014, 02:34:19 PM
I woke up feeling
      more healing.... a step in the right direction!
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on Apr 30, 2014, 03:57:34 PM
Socs--this is much closer to reality:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RjiNYeCAPTQ/UkAMD4YvCQI/AAAAAAAAQSc/0F1NwN7B264/s1600/902081-robin-1966-film-007.jpg)

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Post by: Musette on Apr 30, 2014, 04:50:08 PM
^ but which one are you, Tha´?
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Post by: Socs on Apr 30, 2014, 06:23:16 PM
Socs--this is much closer to reality:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RjiNYeCAPTQ/UkAMD4YvCQI/AAAAAAAAQSc/0F1NwN7B264/s1600/902081-robin-1966-film-007.jpg)

Holy horsehooves Thais, so which one are you and who is your Alfred?
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Post by: valerie on Apr 30, 2014, 09:56:04 PM
health & friends
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on May 01, 2014, 01:12:25 AM
Socs--this is much closer to reality:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RjiNYeCAPTQ/UkAMD4YvCQI/AAAAAAAAQSc/0F1NwN7B264/s1600/902081-robin-1966-film-007.jpg)

Holy horsehooves Thais, so which one are you and who is your Alfred?

Musette, Socs,  I'm the one with the "R" --which of course stands for "Reserved."  My less Reserved Adorable Partner goes looking for trouble, I tell you.

I guess Alfred must be the Carpenter who has been splashing plaster all over the house these last few weeks.

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Post by: Coniglia on May 01, 2014, 01:48:55 AM
Socs--this is much closer to reality:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RjiNYeCAPTQ/UkAMD4YvCQI/AAAAAAAAQSc/0F1NwN7B264/s1600/902081-robin-1966-film-007.jpg)

Holy horsehooves Thais, so which one are you and who is your Alfred?

Musette, Socs,  I'm the one with the "R" --which of course stands for "Reserved."  My less Reserved Adorable Partner goes looking for trouble, I tell you.

I guess Alfred must be the Carpenter who has been splashing plaster all over the house these last few weeks.

Isn't *this* a bit closer:

(http://cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com/4262014160481.gif)
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Post by: Tha´sInSeclusion on May 01, 2014, 01:53:07 AM
^  I really did look for an automotive portrait.

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Post by: Scully on May 01, 2014, 05:35:25 PM
leaving work, the godforsaken den of vipers.
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Post by: Musette on May 02, 2014, 08:40:34 PM
The NHS.
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Post by: Kerfufflegoblin on May 03, 2014, 01:07:58 AM
(http://cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com/4262014160481.gif)
I am taking great pleasure in making batman and robin headbang to Norman Greenbaum and Cypress Hill from the This is the end soundtrack.
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Post by: Sorted. on May 03, 2014, 11:21:30 AM
The rather lovely kitchen trio at work and their 'protective' instinct toward me.  Every weekend I'm sent home with enough food to last until next weekend!
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Post by: purelybyaccident on May 03, 2014, 02:07:58 PM
^Now that is an ivitation for me to say, just as well, considering who you will be shacking up with soon ;)
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Post by: onmyway on May 04, 2014, 09:01:23 PM
My key worker at the hostel.

The men in the SMART group I attended today.

The fact that one man in particular was absent from the group today.

My new friend, who is away and has lent me her flat for the week.

My beautiful, patient, dog who just never stops loving me no matter what.
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Post by: PearlD1va on May 04, 2014, 11:36:16 PM
^ :) don't you just love that about dogs.

I am very grateful that someone made me dinner. Lovely.
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Post by: valerie on May 05, 2014, 01:21:57 PM
good health & the desire to work part-time. The worse time of the day is the morning because I grew very accustomed to making it with oval tine, bringing it back to bed and chatting comfortably without any pressure to go to work.  I am only going to work to get distracted,\.
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Post by: adarajames on May 05, 2014, 11:53:43 PM


My beautiful, patient, dog who just never stops loving me no matter what.

this, so much this sometimes :)
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Post by: valerie on May 08, 2014, 02:58:58 PM
4 consecutive "good" days...a minimal of crying & a maximum of laughter
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Post by: Grey on May 10, 2014, 12:25:12 AM
 ;) just set your compass for London ;D ^^


I wish eternal good karma on the decent kind character who turned in my bank card that fell out of my pocket onto the supermarket floor

and when I went back to claim it the clerk showed me a entire basket full of lost cards  :o
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Post by: valerie on May 10, 2014, 04:36:24 PM
;) just set your compass for London ;D ^^


I wish eternal good karma on the decent kind character who turned in my bank card that fell out of my pocket onto the supermarket floor

and when I went back to claim it the clerk showed me a entire basket full of lost cards  :o
nice to hear that there are so many kind people.

London, does not fit in the picture yet due to my family situation....'tis ok. I am building a website. I will return to that task after some breakfast & a bike ride. Thanks,Grey
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Post by: Tak on May 11, 2014, 06:59:38 PM
That Mallaury encouraged me to take part on a very challenging cycle ride today,couldn't have done it without her :-*
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Post by: Amaury on May 11, 2014, 09:26:40 PM
^ that was indeed a challenge, pesky wind  ;)
We did well  :-*
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Post by: onmyway on May 11, 2014, 11:45:25 PM
That being vegan in London has become so much easier over the years