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PostSubject: What made you smile today?   Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:50 pm

Temperatures topping 32 degrees.... Laughing



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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:39 pm

Nothing has made me smile yet today.

But! ..... The day is still only half gone so I haven't given up hope. drum
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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:25 pm

A little boy in a shop saying to his mum. '' If I can have those sweets I will really be good''.  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:49 am

My Great Grandson phoning to thank me for some sponsor money I had sent him and saying "Thank you I love you Bampi"
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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:35 pm

 
I took someone to catch an early flight from Girona airport at 2am recently.....The nights at the moment are crisp, cold and clear! As I drove toward the main road toward Girona the blanket array of celestial beings stretching across the sky from mountain top to horizon was a spectacular and slightly humbling sight to behold. There is a little light pollution from the close by towns of Tordera and Blanes but nothing to detract from it being a magnificent night sky.

 After successfully dropping off the friend at the airport, I decided to take a meandering drive home and found myself on the way to ‘Montseyn’ ...A natural park in a mountain range that dominates the flatland of the Girona basin.

After 40 minutes of strained driving through small, unlit roads, heavily wooded either side with towering firs and cork oak trees, I arrived two thirds of the way up ‘El Matagalls’, one of the dominant peaks in the range and pulled up at one of the many viewing places along the twisting dark road. Tall pines having been hewed out of the towering cliffs so passing folk can wonder at the splendor of the vistas reaching out before them.

The darkness was absolute, a little eerie and appeared a deep hue of blue/black.....The crack of bat wings and the buzzing and barking of the night life was mind blowing and to be honest a little intimidating. I made a feeble attempt at some photos but quickly realized that I couldn’t and perhaps shouldn’t try to belittle the time and place with such a paltry endeavor.
I sat among the nocturnal sounds beneath what can only be described as something magical and mystical for sometime before reluctantly stepping back to the car.

As I took the keys from my bag.... I felt rather than heard a large movement to my right and from behind. I opened the car door and started the engine, a bit sad at disturbing the quietness I had experienced.....Switched the lights on and perched Magnificently only feet from where I’d sat was a huge Eagle, massive and resplendent in golden hues of browns and reds....I looked at it for at least 20 seconds before it lifted from the rocks and vanished, I swear it looked toward me as huge wings bore it upwards.
 

Perhaps he'd been sat with me the whole time?? A fantastic feeling!

I intend to make the meandering detour more often...

 
 
 





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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:48 pm

What a lovely experience - definitely beats a tour of Birmingham at night. cold

I'm really looking forward to being dragged round the German Christmas Market - not a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:52 am

My Bluetooth decided to work on my Windows crap mchine. yes

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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:49 pm

I smiled because I woke up breathing again in a nice soft bed under a Siberian goose down duvet. The beds in the apartment we rented in Potugal were more than firm - bloody hard in fact and it was old fashioned wool blankets and sheets.

But it will not be a good day - we got back from Portugal last evening at 22:30 to a very cold house and I refused to get into bed until the electric blanket has reached barbecue temperature.

Today it's unpack, catch up on the mail, do some shopping and generally get in my wife's way while she gets stuck into the washing and housework.

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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:54 pm

I feel sorry for that Siberian Goose. I bet it was wandering around haveing a bit of a peck around the grass when all of a sudden the last thing it heard was a bang. cool

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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:38 pm

Great innit, exactly what this place needs  .... made me smile too but I refuse to get off my backside and do anymore work about the place because if it. teacup
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PostSubject: Re: What made you smile today?   Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:20 pm

Gandalph wrote:
I feel sorry for that Siberian Goose. I bet it was wandering around haveing a bit of a peck around the grass when all of a sudden the last thing it heard was a bang. cool

They don't shoot them Gandalph - that would not be in their interest. The geese pluck their own breast when nesting to line the nest. They are handy little pluckers.

The down is collected from the nest - and not from a live angry bird.

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