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 Post subject: There's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2015, 09:37 
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Would anyone like to share their favourite simple pleasure?


Others for me include the moment of putting the knife into a perfectly poached egg and the yolk oozes out; the glugging noise when you pour the first glass from a bottle of wine, the fleeting moment when the laundry is up-to-date and the joy of finding a great new (to me) author and realising they've written dozens of books :)


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Definitely finding a new author I like and that they've written a lot.

Apart from that: the smell of the dog when he first wakes up in the morning and is sleepy

crusty bread with just butter on it

getting into a freshly-made bed

noticing something completely new (especially flowers or trees) when I'm out walking: makes me realise what a beautiful country I live in


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When the cat comes and snuggles with me.

Agreeing with the one about finding a new author who has written loads of books!

Eating a really delicious meal.

Walking somewhere and just having that sense of how beautiful the world is.

Sure there must be others too...

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 Post subject: Re: There's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea
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What a lovely idea for a thread JS!

Sitting down, feet up, and knowing there is nothing at all I have to do.

Wandering round the plant pots in the courtyard, both in the Czech Republic and England, and doing some gentle dead-heading in the early evening.

The smell of ground coffee as I spoon it into the cafetiere.

Sitting in the courtyard listening to the birds and watching the swallows swooping against the background of a clear blue sky.

Seeing the stars in Bavorov where there are no city lights to reduce their impact.

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 Post subject: Re: There's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea
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Being out and about on a summer's morning when the air is still fresh.

Podding peas or beans from our garden.

Watching the cat chase butterflies knowing that he is never going to catch one.

Receiving a letter/postcard from family or friend - rare treat in these days of e-mail.

Knowing my ironing basket is empty.

Discovering a new author (almost goes without saying in this forum!)

Thank you JS - a lovely idea for a topic.


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 Post subject: Re: There's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea
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As with everyone else: new author - lots of books.

Looking out of the window first thing in the morning and seeing a clear blue sky with no clouds.

Listening to your favourite golden oldies on Gold Radio e.g.

The Doors - Light My Fire.
The Shadows - Wonderful Land.
The Moody Blues/The Bee Gees - anything.


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Tea!

Flowers - especially daffodils in the spring.

Driving along a quiet motorway or open country road. It sounds daft, but when, you live somewhere where there are traffic lights every two yards and there seem to be traffic jams all the time, that feeling of freedom from entrapment of just being able to get going is wonderful!

1980s music.

Eating outside. I think it's in an Enid Blyton book where someone says that everything tastes better outside. Except when there are evil wasps about, obviously!

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 Post subject: Re: There's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea
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One from my uni days - dry socks. Can't beat them.

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crusty bread with just butter on it

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
That's one of the things I miss most, now.

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 Post subject: Re: There's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea
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Oh great thread.

Going for a walk on a nice day.
The way the sun or frost sit on some things
Cat snuggles
Horse cuddles
Singing along to your favourite songs
Those looks you share with someone sometimes, where neither of you needs to say anything because you both just know


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I used to love cold frosty days which made you aware that Christmas was coming - somehow we don't seem to get those any more, or maybe it's because I lived further North as a child.

Merlyn jumping onto the bed and asking me to sing to him.

Hearing the children playing outside when we have the road closed off (around once a month).

Having a friend round for a meal

Hazelnut coffee.

Flowers, especially scented ones.

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The look on a student's face when they suddenly realise that they get something.

Going into town on my own (minus SLOC and dog)

The smell of a barbecue (but not the barbecue itself. Stress on wheels, too much meat - and I HATE eating outside. :dontknow: )


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Waking up early and realising I can have a lie in.

The dog getting snuggled in while I'm enjoying said lie in. Until he spreads himself right across the bed and kicks me off the edge of it, that is.

Going to the pub for lunch.

Heating up a baker's dozen roll and then putting butter inside. Nomnomnom.

Finally submitting a uni project that has ruled my life all semester.

Driving through pretty scenery on a sunny day.

Enjoying tea and cake with my feet up,
watching telly while it's pouring with rain outside.

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A big mug of tea and a well-filled bacon sandwich for lunch on a miserable, dreary, grey damp day.

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 Post subject: Re: There's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea
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fraujackson wrote:
Definitely finding a new author I like and that they've written a lot.


That would definitely be one of my favourites too.

Also putting my feet up on a cold, wet winter's afternoon and watching an old 1940s black and white film. It feels like a guilty pleasure as I normally never think of watching television in the afternoon.

Cuddling a cat who's dozing, completely relaxed and purring gently, or having a cat on my lap who obliging lifts a back leg so I can tickle his tummy more thoroughly.


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The smell of my cat
Finding new clothes that fit perfectly
The smell of coffee (but not the taste)
A well made hot chocolate or icecream sundae
Flirting with a man
Crisp, hotel sheets and a better shower than I have at home
A forgotten song that I like being played

And as above: new authors with lots of books for me to read, warm crusty bread and butter.

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Liz K wrote:
As with everyone else: new author - lots of books.

Looking out of the window first thing in the morning and seeing a clear blue sky with no clouds.

Listening to your favourite golden oldies on Gold Radio e.g.

The Doors - Light My Fire.
The Shadows - Wonderful Land.
The Moody Blues/The Bee Gees - anything.

I love The Moody Blues! I was brought up listening to them and saw them three times in concert when I was a child:-)

The first can of diet coke in a morning

freshly cut grass

Books arriving in the post

Setting off on holiday


Letters from my pen friends :-)

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Oh yes, coming across a song I'd forgotten about is another one. I used to love the Moody Blues too, but it brings back too many sad memories as (Nights in White Satin was always our song when my ex and I were together.

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Freshly brewed coffee (definitely not tea in my case!)
The smell of freshly mown grass
Snow that has not yet been trampled
Walking through the autumn leaves
A long, cold drink on a very hot day
Listening to the storm outside and knowing you don't have to go out in it
A good book

I'm sure there must be many more. I also agree with much of what others have written. :D

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Another one: pretty lights, especially at Christmas time. It just makes everything look and feel more special.

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