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    • Indie Kid
    • By Indie Kid 6th Jan 14, 1:31 PM
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    Things that made you smile
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    • 6th Jan 14, 1:31 PM
    Things that made you smile 6th Jan 14 at 1:31 PM
    We have a what's irritating you thread, and I think we need a thread for things that have made us smile, etc.

    Me - well, we have a puppy who is now 8 months. I let her out this morning and was hoping to keep the door open for her to come in. But it was too windy. I was stood by the door waiting for her, expecting to see her come down the steps.

    I then heard a tap at the door. She'd come down the steps, which I hadn't seen and tapped to be let in. She also taps to go out.
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    • quoia
    • By quoia 29th Sep 17, 11:07 PM
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    There are 10 types of people in the world. ‹(•Ώ•)›
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    Veni, Vidi, VISA ! ................. I came, I saw, I PURCHASED
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 1st Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    I saw a deer while out with my dog this morning, thankfully the dog never saw it and I was able to watch it grazing until it became aware of us then it took off over a fence a disappeared into the bushes.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 1st Oct 17, 1:46 PM
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    I saw a deer while out with my dog this morning, thankfully the dog never saw it and I was able to watch it grazing until it became aware of us then it took off over a fence a disappeared into the bushes.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    We get deer here, more Muntjacs these days since travellers decimated the Roe deer by allowing their damn dogs to hunt them . And although Bails knows full well she can't catch them she always has a blooming good try

    She gives up after about 30 or 40 yards usually. Although one day she managed to split a baby one away from it's mother. Thank god she was muzzled because I'm not sure what she would have done if she'd have got hold of it. Poor little thing was squealing like a piggy
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Oct 17, 11:53 AM
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    Looking up a the moon this morning, it looked like there was a vapor trail coming out of it

    I know it was just a combination of the trail being there and the angle I was looking up from but it has kept me smiling all morning
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 25th Oct 17, 1:34 PM
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    On our lunchtime walk my dog went diving into the bottom of a hedge in the park and no amount of coaxing would bring him out, expecting at least a rabbit in his mouth when I finally did drag him clear, I was surprised to find that he had hold of a 3/4 size football and what could only be described as a look of sheer joy on his face

    He is now in the process of trying to peel the skin from the ball and keeps coming into the house with it in his mouth to show me that he has got another bit off
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 25th Oct 17, 1:41 PM
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    On our lunchtime walk my dog went diving into the bottom of a hedge in the park and no amount of coaxing would bring him out, expecting at least a rabbit in his mouth when I finally did drag him clear, I was surprised to find that he had hold of a 3/4 size football and what could only be described as a look of sheer joy on his face

    He is now in the process of trying to peel the skin from the ball and keeps coming into the house with it in his mouth to show me that he has got another bit off
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    It's "Treasure" Wiz, anything they find outside or on their own is regarded as treasure.

    I carry a ball in my pocket and sometimes Bailie will carry it for a while but eventually she'll just dump it down somewhere. But if she finds one under a bush or something you can't get it off her. She will carry it all the way round the walk and then bring it indoors to add to her collection

    If it's a stick she picks up a similar thing occurs. But if I ever dare touch that stick for any reason (to help her through a narrow space with it or to break off a sticky up, dangerous looking bit) it's immediately rejected
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 25th Oct 17, 1:43 PM
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    It's "Treasure" Wiz, anything they find outside or on their own is regarded as treasure.

    I carry a ball in my pocket and sometimes Bailie will carry it for a while but eventually she'll just dump it down somewhere. But if she finds one under a bush or something you can't get it off her. She will carry it all the way round the walk and then bring it indoors to add to her collection

    If it's a stick she picks up a similar thing occurs. But if I ever dare touch that stick for any reason (to help her through a narrow space with it or to break off a sticky up, dangerous looking bit) it's immediately rejected
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Dunno about treasure, more likely to be PREY! Bruhahahahahaha!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 25th Oct 17, 1:48 PM
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    Dunno about treasure, more likely to be PREY! Bruhahahahahaha!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Not in Bailie's case, it's more likely to be carrion
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 25th Oct 17, 2:11 PM
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    Not in Bailie's case, it's more likely to be carrion
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Carrion, footballs, twigs, slippers, golf balls, newspapers, cyclists, it's all PREY!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 27th Oct 17, 8:43 AM
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    Fulfilled a fairly simple, yet 35 years waiting, dream last night. Got to see Squeeze who are probably just about my favourite band just for pure number of songs you can never grow tired of.

    They made their name in the music scene where I grew up in Deptford, South London at the same time as Dire Straits who were slumming it in the flats near to me.

    Brilliant concert last night, a great mix of all their hits and their new stuff. Glenn Tilbrook has simply maintained that great voice but, as much as I love the deep tones of Chris Difford, he could not quite get the fast pace of Cool for Cats, quite understandable. Still great however.

    Supported by Nine Below Zero who for me were great musically but most of their lyrics a little bland. Some good Blues'y sounds though.

    A happy man.
    Last edited by uberalles; 28-10-2017 at 5:51 PM.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 27th Oct 17, 10:50 AM
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    Fulfilled a fairly simple, yet 35 years waiting, dream last night. Got to see Squeeze who are probably just about my favourite band just for pure number of songs you can never grow tired of.

    They made their name in the music scene where I grew up in Deptford, South London at the same time as Dire Straits who were slumming it in the flats near to me.

    Brilliant concert last night, a great mix of all their hits and their new stuff. Glenn Tilbrook has simply maintained that great voice but, as much as I love the deep tones of Chris Difford, he could not quite get the fast pace of Cool for Cats, quite understandable. Still great however.

    Supported by Nine Below Zero who for me were great muscally but most of their lyrics a little bland. Some good Blues'y sounds though.

    A happy man.
    Originally posted by uberalles
    I love Squeeze, I have seen them at the Newcastle City Hall throughout the years. I still think "Up the Junction" is one of the most perfect 45's ever.
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 27th Oct 17, 12:11 PM
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    I love Squeeze, I have seen them at the Newcastle City Hall throughout the years. I still think "Up the Junction" is one of the most perfect 45's ever.
    Originally posted by colinw
    I agree, love their storytellling and they quite often reference towns / places I know. I think Chris Difford is a fantastic lyricist.

    My favourite constantly changes but I always enjoy hearing "Take me I'm yours" for all the different sections and stages. For example, take the lyrics out, which I think are great, yet you still have a change of and variety of musical types.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 28th Oct 17, 9:26 AM
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    A 'double' sunrise this morning

    They were doing a burn off at the chemical plant about 6 miles away to the west and for anyone not having a sense of direction and not knowing the plant was there would have been totally confused to see that glow in the sky and also the glow from the actual sunrise displaying the same colours to the east
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    • cbrown372
    • By cbrown372 28th Oct 17, 1:25 PM
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    I'm the other side of the Forth and its certainly on "fire" at the moment!
    Its not that we have more patience as we grow older, its just that we're too tired to care about all the pointless drama
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 28th Oct 17, 1:37 PM
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    Got a very pleasant surprise when I logged into online banking this morning. Something I wasn't expecting until the end of November has appeared early
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    • cbrown372
    • By cbrown372 28th Oct 17, 2:16 PM
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    Got a very pleasant surprise when I logged into online banking this morning. Something I wasn't expecting until the end of November has appeared early
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Is it winter fuel allowance
    Its not that we have more patience as we grow older, its just that we're too tired to care about all the pointless drama
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 28th Oct 17, 8:26 PM
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    I'm the other side of the Forth and its certainly on "fire" at the moment!
    Originally posted by cbrown372
    Still burning yet
    I hate to think how many tanks of hot water could have been produced, who cares if it is 'dirty gas'
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 31st Oct 17, 1:08 PM
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    Got new orthotic insoles for my shoes, what a difference
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 31st Oct 17, 1:15 PM
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    One of the Bake-Off judges revealing the result 12 hours early because she didn't know that Bhutan is 6 hours ahead of UK and not 6 hours behind.
    How middle-class is that?

    Must go put a bet on
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    • hunters
    • By hunters 31st Oct 17, 2:49 PM
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    Seeing Sir Billy being knighted
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