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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 02 Sep 2020, 06:21 
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Happy retirement, Chattie. The novel sounds like quite a research job! And well done white queen.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 10 Sep 2020, 19:28 
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Sealpuppy's new book is available from today huzza! It is already waiting for me on my Kindle - it is badly needed in these daft, chaotic times.

Here it is :D

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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2020, 19:31 
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I have been to the library and chosen my own books (and returned the ones I've had since March!)


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Hope you're OK, Cestina - the BBC's just been reporting on the situation in your neck of the woods :cry: . Will this never end?!

Libraries in some neighbouring boroughs have reopened, but not here - there's an order and collect service, but only at one place, which is 6 miles away. I've got a huge backlog of Kindle and paper books anyway, but it's a shame for people who haven't.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2020, 10:32 
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Alison H wrote:
Hope you're OK, Cestina - the BBC's just been reporting on the situation in your neck of the woods :cry: . Will this never end?!


Yes we are fine thanks Alison - the situation is mainly limited to Prague and some other areas of the Czech Republic. So far South Bohemia, where we are, is doing well.

On Friday I have to drive my daughter to Prague Airport as she is heading back, with trepidation, to the UK. But I will not leave the car and will head straight back to my village an hour and a half south of Prague.

I see that WHO are today stating that the pandemic is only just beginning....

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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I hope it goes okay.

We have escaped down to Devon for a few days. Very grateful to have got that in before another lockdown.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2020, 07:25 
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Have a lovely time Exile. We are on tenterhooks waiting for our getaway. It was booked for the first week of lockdown in March and rearranged for the 9th October.... Will we ever get there? Watch this space. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Have a great time, exile. Delrima, I hope your holiday happens. Where are you going?
I hope you both have good weather too.

SLOC and I have just come back from three days away on the North German coast. so wonderful to be able to walk along the tide-line even if it took five minutes walking to reach the sea. Not very good weather but I didn't care - I was by the sea!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2020, 06:41 
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Nowhere exotic, Frau. Just Fylingthorpe above Robin Hood's Bay in N Yorks. In fact only about 30 odd miles from where we live, but a different area for walks and (maybe) eating out. Just to be away, really. Whatever, even if places are closed and we have to picnic all the time and cook in the cottage we'll still enjoy it. - North East coast weather permitting.

I hope everyone else hoping and longing for an escape manages to get away. We all need and deserve it this year.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2020, 14:11 
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Fylingthorpe sounds good to me. A change of scenery (with walks) does wonders for the soul. There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Or in my case, if it's pouring down, I'll stay indoors.
Hope everyone gets to enjoy their planned breaks.

The sun is shining here and I'm off to open air yoga later - taking lots of layers though as it will get cold by the end.

Keep smiling, everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2020, 14:41 
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delrima wrote:
Nowhere exotic, Frau. Just Fylingthorpe above Robin Hood's Bay in N Yorks. In fact only about 30 odd miles from where we live, but a different area for walks and (maybe) eating out. Just to be away, really. Whatever, even if places are closed and we have to picnic all the time and cook in the cottage we'll still enjoy it. - North East coast weather permitting.

I hope everyone else hoping and longing for an escape manages to get away. We all need and deserve it this year.


I remember that area quite well - growing up in South Yorkshire, the Yorkshire coast was one of our preferred holiday destinations! Are the 3 'balls' from the DEW station still in place at Fylingdales, or have they been demolished?

Also hoping that anyone planning a break manages to get it.
Cestina, I hope your daughter has got away OK (Yes, I know that's not a holiday break, but...!) and that you are safely back home again.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2020, 16:20 
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Sadly gone, Elder. It's a whopping great almost-pyramid now. Being first to spot the golf balls used to be cause for celebration on a 'run out' over the moors when I was a kid.

Translation: A 'run out' was done in a car not on foot! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2020, 18:07 
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Yes thanks Elder, easy journey for both of us. She says Prague Airport was like a ghost town, lots of room on the plane, and even Stansted was pretty empty. No one was the least bit interested in the arriving passengers or their locator forms.

If another full lockdown hits the UK who knows what will happen to her actual moving plans? I have to say I am happier to be here in the CR should I be unlucky enough to get Covid, even though the numbers are rising here too. I wish my whole family were here.

ETA Not so much because of the actual health care I hasten to add, but because of the apparent organisational chaos in England.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2020, 20:27 
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delrima wrote:
Sadly gone, Elder. It's a whopping great almost-pyramid now. Being first to spot the golf balls used to be cause for celebration on a 'run out' over the moors when I was a kid.

Translation: A 'run out' was done in a car not on foot! :mrgreen:


Oh that is sad - I think the ones at Menwith Hill near Harrogate must also have gone? They were quite a landmark on 'run outs' over Blubberhouses Moor.

Cestina, I'm glad to hear your daughter has arrived back in the UK safely; I do hope that things will go smoothly with her moving plans despite all.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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I'm very happy to see the board without all the spam today - thanks to Ruth and whoever else helped for getting it cleared out.
I'm also happy to be getting my life back to normal after my broken ankle earlier this year; still a way to go but at the moment I'm in a good space with it.
Third reason to be happy: living in New Zealand at the moment! There were times when I wondered if we did the right thing moving over here 9 years ago (it is my home country but my husband is British) but this is definitely the right place to be this year. I do feel for all of those in countries with major problems at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2020, 13:25 
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My bedroom has been decorated!

This has been a long time coming but finally a decorator was booked for April and I started the long process of moving out the books etc. Then lockdown happened and I was stuck in the middle - it wasn't worth moving the things back that had been moved out but equally, there was no point in moving out more things (particularly as the boxes of books were to go into the book room making it inaccessible. Not what you want when the libraries are closed!). The work's just been done by my daughter and son-in-law and has had several extras added (new chests of drawers, a shiny new curtain rail to replace the horrid plastic thing that was there before and a rather splendid silver lampshade) and everything looks so clean and new.

Of course, the bookcases were now the wrong colour but luckily the Billys in the book room are white so have been swapped with the bedroom Billys.

Now in the process of putting back the books and hope to be back in my own bed tonight...and to be able to find things again.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2020, 22:10 
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I can relate to that, Victoria, though in our case it was at least only the spare room. We were completely stuck with it part finished (and the contents spread about the house, when our friend who does the decorating seemed to vanish into thin air in February - to say we were worried about him would be the understatement, though at least he lives in a family group so was unlikely to be on his own, whatever had gone wrong. He bobbed up again once Lockdown was over - It turned out that he had been ill, though not with CV19, thank goodness, and his car had packed up after a collision. I'm glad your story also has a happy ending - there are few things nicer than sleeping in your own bed, especially in a sparkling fresh room!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2020, 17:21 
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I'm so confused as to where everything is that I keep walking into the wrong room and then wondering for what I'm looking.


The books are back on the shelves although (naturally) I discovered A Dance To The Music of Time after I'd reached "Y"...


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Victoria wrote:
The books are back on the shelves although (naturally) I discovered A Dance To The Music of Time after I'd reached "Y"...
Twelve volumes or four to squeeze in, though? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Four luckily, and I had left some "slack" in the shelves when I put back the books so not as bad a job as it might have been.


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