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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: What Cheered You Up Today or Made You Feel Good? Reply with quote

I walked into the kitchen this morning to hear the Beatles 'I Saw Her Standing There' blasting out of my internet radio and sang along.

Silly I suppose, but I felt good afterwards. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eating some rather excellent pancakes earlier on with beautiful fillings - Cherries and Kirsch, Orange and Cointreau and Blackcurrant and Kassis- all washed down with a lovely bottle of Beaujolais - absolute heaven Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 11 yr old rang to say she loved me...made my week Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day off work!
After the loss of my dear mother last year, a passable attempt at making pancakes! It might have attracted negative comments from messrs Torode & Wallace on Masterchef and I can only imagine the faces that Michel Roux jnr's soo (spelling?) chef on the professional version of said show might have pulled if she had witnessed my effort. But I'm pleased that my pancakes were, at least, edible!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lovely sunny walk in the countryside with 15 others starting and finishing in Great Missenden in the Chilterns. Good company, good exercise, beautiful scenery. Very Happy

Lots of anti-HS2 signs including one poster in a very pretty lane which said: "HS2 will be passing here". Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lots of anti-HS2 signs including one poster in a very pretty lane which said: "HS2 will be passing here". Crying or Very sad

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is HS2? It sounds like a new aircraft of some sort!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume it must be the proposed new rail link through the Chilterns Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
FleetingEileenM wrote:
Lots of anti-HS2 signs including one poster in a very pretty lane which said: "HS2 will be passing here". Crying or Very sad

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is HS2? It sounds like a new aircraft of some sort!


That was TSR2, a tactical strike and reconnaissance jet fighter - a shining example of British design, innovation and technical excellence, and miles ahead of the (American) competition. Unfortunately, it was hugely expensive and was ditched by Harold Wilson's Labour government, which spent nearly as much on an inferior (American) alternative.

This is HS2, a shining example of a British train set, most of which will be designed and built abroad, which this and the last government believes will help us to catch up with the rest of the world in train sets, shaving 20 minutes off the time it takes you to get from one horrible city to another. The estimated cost (at today's prices) of 33billion gives expensive a whole new dimension. Naturally the people who live in the pretty part of England between the two horrible cities don't want it running at the end of their back garden.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies gents.
Re- TSR2, that didn't just happen this country. I remember when visiting a Canadian aircraft museum (I think it was in Ottawa) the story of the Avro Arrow and remember thinking how similar that was to the TSR2 story over here. I did photograph a TSR 2 at the Duxford museum. As I recall, only a nose section of an Avro Arrow was on show at the Canadian museum
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a strange coincidence for me today! Shocked
I rolled out early this morning to find our decorator rounding up a young kid on our car park... apparently, investigating our outbuildings. When I say young, he was 2 years old!
There was nobody about, nobody shouting out his name or anything.
I was considering calling the Police.. I mean what are you supposed to do with a lost kid? I asked a couple of ladies passing by if they new where this littl'un had come from but with no success.
About 5 minutes passed and I heard one of the women ask somebody a way off, if they had lost a child and moments later a terrified young dad rushed into our place grabbing the startled kid and practically hugged it to death!
The Dad was understandably bawling his eyes out with grattitude and no doubt a measure of fear over what had and what could have, happened to his son.

All ended well and I spent a few minutes going over what had happened and how, if that kid had wandered into the street... it doesn't bare thinking about does it??
" I'd feel just as much panic if I lost my Newfie" which was laying on the Tarmac giving me adoring eyes.
So,
later this afternoon, the Plumber called to assess our new ensuite on the first floor. He nipped down to the van to get a part and we carried on putting the world to rights.
Minutes later, I'm walking through the car park... but where's Minky? a few calls of her name quickly turned to panicky shouts as I couldn't find her anywhere.. I rushed in to alert my wife and Brother-in-Law.
We couldn't find her anywhere - in the house, in the business all three floors where investigated. I went to the cliffs and scanned the beach, took to the car and cruised the area with no success.. at one point four of us where on the streets.
I went back to the business whilst they carried on driving around.. all sorts of thoughts in my head.
Although they had both checked the un-used second floor, I thought I'd give it another go. Eventually I found her, shut in a room looking a little sorry for herself and very pleased to see me.
She had decided to go up four flights of brand new stairs and through a timber construction at the top presumably looking for us! pretty brave really, but was I glad to find her safe and well.
So, in one day, one lost kid and one lost Newf! thankfully, both finished up with a happy ending! So that made me feel GREAT today! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
HS2 ....... shaving 20 minutes off the time it takes you to get from one horrible city to another. The estimated cost (at today's prices) of 33billion gives expensive a whole new dimension. Naturally the people who live in the pretty part of England between the two horrible cities don't want it running at the end of their back garden.


Yes my friend in London who sometimes travels to Brum by train says the HS2 won't make any difference to her. She'll still have to get up at 7.30am, and will still arrive at the Brum office at 11.00am.

I've seen anti-signs on the roads in Warwickshire, near Cubbington and near Burton Green. Our daughter lives a mile from Burton Green. The map suggests that section is a tunnel, then HS2 crosses over the existing main rail line twice! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a dark wash,today, and thought I had checked for tissues in pockets but when I came to empty the machine out dropped a tissue but wonder of wonders it had (thankfully) remained in one piece and not attached itself in tiny pieces all over the wash...boy was I happy....so I suppose that's the same as feeling good Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard ' Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny' on Mike Harding tonight. Not heard it in ages and as an exiled Geordie cheered me up no end!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sitting on Lowestoft Beach listening to Bob Dylan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok it wasn't today, it was last week, at a funeral. Smiling at a funeral? I suppose all the best funerals have people smiling.

Neighbour's mum passed away, I never met her but Mrs W knew her well. We both know the daughter very well, and her estranged partner, Jim. Anyway Mrs W and I arrived at the Coventry Crematorium about 15 mins early. With 5 minutes to go no-one else had arrived, then in the distance we could see the undertaker walking up the long drive with the big black hearse behind him. The hearse passed us. We coud see just 2 cars following were now parking. The husband/widow jumped out of his Vauxhall and raced up to us. "The cops have only gone and pulled over Jim's car, he's been detained at the station. Can you pick up the ladies John?'

I've never sped to a police station before, quite exciting. Sensibly, when I saw a motor-cycle and hi-viz lurking at a corner, I reduced to a legal 30mph. Arrived at the cop station (just 1 mile away) and there were the three ladies in black standing in the car park.
'Hop in girls. What happened?'
'Cop on a bike said he couldn't read Jim's number plate, and his tax disc was upside down'.
'And he pulled you guys out of a funeral procession, for that?!? I suppose that's him there? (as we passed the lurking hi-viz biker).
'Yes that's the bastard!'
'Oh come now, this sort of thing makes the funeral the more memorable, yeah?
'Yeah you're right John, and I'm sure my mum's looking down now, laughing, it's all her doing!'

We got to the crem service just in time.

Poor Jim turned up mid-service as they were playing 'Every move you make, I'll be watching you' by P Diddy and Faith Evans
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at a funeral yesterday, a cremation, for one of my wife's aunts.
She was "played out" to the strains of "Singin' In The Rain" (by Tommy Steele), which made me smile.
At that point it also started to rain, first time for several weeks, and has hardly stopped since.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:

Poor Jim turned up mid-service as they were playing 'Every move you make, I'll be watching you' by P Diddy and Faith Evans


Actually, the P Diddy version is worded '.... I'll be missing you'

It would have been funnier if THE POLICE version ('watching you') had been playing Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it was yesterday actually, but after 4 years the roadworks on the A1 between Dishforth and Leeming in N Yorkshire are finally finished <hooray> and the 12 miles of 50 mph speed limit is gone! We do the journey regularly so it makes such a difference.

Just the 14 or so miles on the M62 at 50mph for several months now..........

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought some linen trousers at Marks and Sparks and when I got them home found a small mark on them so I took them back for a replacement/refund....they had no more in store,in my size, so they have ordered a replacement pair for me at 20% cheaper than I originally paid for them due to an offer that started the day after I bought them!!
I was thinking of getting a pair of leisure trousers at the same time but thought I'd get them another time ...that other time came forward with the offer of 20% off them also... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I bought some linen trousers

I have always avoided buying anything in linen because it creases so badly. But I've heard it said that the creasing proves it is linen and makes you look like an up-market lady Smile. I think I would just look messy, but I'm sure you won't Becky Smile .
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Becky for getting a bargain!

Did you know that they often have online only promotions with reductions? I've been lucky with a few things when I've had to order online because they didn't have the size in the store.

The creases take a bit of getting used to Eileen! I can go a few times before I succumb to getting out the iron. Some linen is better than others as well. It also gives quite a lot as you wear it.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
It takes a bit of getting used to Eileen! I can go a few times before I succumb to getting out the iron. Some linen is better than others as well. It also gives quite a lot.

Perhaps I'll give it a go, Helen & Becky!
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I'll tell you what cheered me up no end today........ after pulling out all the stops over the last couple of weeks to get a job done, I electronically invoiced a new client today at 1.00pm........ and my bank had been already credited with the payment when I next checked at 1.45pm!

I like this new bank "fast payment" malarkey! (not before time) Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
I bought some linen trousers

I have always avoided buying anything in linen because it creases so badly. But I've heard it said that the creasing proves it is linen and makes you look like an up-market lady Smile. I think I would just look messy, but I'm sure you won't Becky Smile .

Why thank you,Eileen..... Very Happy I know what you mean about linen though but it is lovely and cool to wear in the hot weather so a few creases???.... Very Happy
(I'm sure you would look very fetching in linen...you want to get yourself off to your nearest Marks and Sparks before the offer ends)
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Well done Becky for getting a bargain!

Did you know that they often have online only promotions with reductions? I've been lucky with a few things when I've had to order online because they didn't have the size in the store.



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No,didn't know that,Helen ....will have a look on the website more often ...thanks.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Perhaps I'll give it a go, Helen & Becky!

Didn't see this .....must have been posting at the same time... Very Happy
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I have M&S tokens worth 20 from our dual fuel supplier so I'll take a trip to my local one asap Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 10 Waitrose Voucher, a 10 Next gift card, 27.50 of Tesco cash vouchers, we've chosen our builder - he starts next Wednesday( although, ironically, he's knocking things down first) , it's sunny but not too hot, Hooby is a happy doggy and Chris Evans played not one but two Blondie tracks just after the 8 O'clock news this morning.....Does life get any better? Yes! We're going surfing this weekend! Woohoo!
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This made me smile today,


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buying greeting cards at near enough half price brightened a gloomy day but it was tempered with sadness for the staff at the shop (Clintons) as it is their last day of trading and they all find themselves unemployed after today with just a basic reduncancy package.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard yesterday Becky that most jobs at Clintons had been saved as they have been bought out from receivership by an American card company

Don't know whether that will help the staff in your local branch Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I heard yesterday Becky that most jobs at Clintons had been saved as they have been bought out from receivership by an American card company

Don't know whether that will help the staff in your local branch Smile
That was mentioned this morning,ruddles, but the staff didn't seem hopeful of being kept on...hopefully they will be.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another card shop closure .. Sad ...more half price cards bought..... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a chain or a local one Becky?

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It's another chain,Helen...

http://www.birthdays.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Becky, I think they were all taken over by Clintons round here.

Shame as it will be hard to find a card shop shortly. I bought some beautiful general cards at the Malvern garden show, all prints from batik originals, mainly flowers. I've some printed inserts that I attach with greetings on them. http://www.janehickmanbatik.com/Greetingcards.aspx?id=&p=1

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice website to look at,Helen...

I get some of my cards from Barnardo's ...they have some lovely ones for a very reasonable price ....I like Marks and Sparks for cards, too.
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I like Barnado's cards as well, we had a shop here until last year.

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Yesterday evening I saw a small group of children, aged approx 11 or 12, guiding a very elderly lady across their street in order that she could post a letter and then visit a friend.

That cheered me up.
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Lowestoft air show...just a shame about the rain Rolling Eyes
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