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Three things I am really quite happy about

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Dave B
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#21 Post by Dave B » June 22nd, 2010, 5:50 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

The shower did not suddenly go cold half way through this morning (it has a habit of doing this.)

It was a beautiful day for a walk to the hospital.

According to my cardiac check-up I am still alive.
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#22 Post by Fia » June 22nd, 2010, 9:44 pm

I'm delighted to read Dave B is still alive.

I've decided that "manual" is acceptable, even though I still reckon that "The Scotsman"* isn't.

I've washed, hung outside, folded and put away 5 loads of laundry today. As an extra half: I don't iron, I'd rather stuff mushrooms :nod:

*It's an Edinburgh based newspaper, which imho should be called "The Scotsperson" or preferably "The Scot".

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#23 Post by getreal » June 22nd, 2010, 11:24 pm

I don't iron, I'd rather stuff mushrooms
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1. I took my lovely grandaughter to the beach today (she has never seen the sea before). The delight in her face as she saw the expanse of sand and sea was priceless!

2. Our little agility non-club is coming along fabulously. We now have even more equipment, a permanent training facility and still no need for a committee!!

3. I'm going to the Royal Highland Show on thursday with my friend and her highland cattle showing partner. I can't wait :D
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#24 Post by Dave B » June 23rd, 2010, 6:00 pm

Made the receptionist at the blood clinic laugh (at 9am this morning) (stupid joke but obviously a new one for her - the test was a Glucose Tolerance Test, I called it the Gin & Tonic Test (told you it was stupid!))

Managed to get through the two hour duration of the test (having not eaten since 9pm last night) without getting grumpy.

Later: managed to accept the £200 odd bill for my new glasses philosophically.
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#25 Post by Mike » June 24th, 2010, 3:56 am

1 On fathers day I achieved my lifetime ambition
2 See number 1
3 See number 1

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#26 Post by Fia » June 24th, 2010, 10:58 am

On fathers day I achieved my lifetime ambition
Well done you... Care to share what it was, Mike?

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#27 Post by Dave B » June 24th, 2010, 1:56 pm

My diabetes test results are well in the normal range.

I haven't put on as much weight as I thought.

I am going out for an Indian meal tonight (oh well, that's the above two cancelled then!)
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#28 Post by ludite » June 24th, 2010, 7:00 pm

Had a lovely talk to my daughter about fond memories of her growing up
finally got a problem at work delt with after 18 months of trying
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#29 Post by Mike » June 26th, 2010, 3:02 pm

Fia wrote:
On fathers day I achieved my lifetime ambition
Well done you... Care to share what it was, Mike?
I have lived all of my life surrounded by dogs. My family were dog breeders & our house backed on to a range of kennels. We always had three or four indoors and another thirty or do in the kennels. I grew up lobing dogs and, as a result, developed a fascination with wolves too.
When I grew uo I became a Police Dog Handler. It was a job that I loved, was good at and that taught me so very much about the canine mindset.
Now, semi-retired, I work for a well known animal charity. My work revolves around strays, the abused and the weak. My heart breaks almost every day but my love for dogs grows too and I still have that fascination with thrir wild cousins. I have always wanted to meet one (wolf) for real.
On fathers day that ambition was achieved when my son took me to the Wolf Conservation Trust. There I met a whole pack of them. Socialised with them, walked them, played with them and stroked them. It was a magical day ( I've signed up for another) and, as I said, a lifetime dream has been achieved.

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#30 Post by Mike » June 26th, 2010, 3:36 pm

PS Please forgive typos. Above posted via mobile. Nokia qwerty a bit fiddly :-)

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#31 Post by Lifelinking » June 26th, 2010, 5:19 pm

What a great story Mike. I am really pleased you were able to achieve such an ambition.
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#32 Post by Dave B » June 26th, 2010, 5:49 pm

Yeah, lucky you Mike!

I watched a video once made by an animal behaviour researcher who lived with a wolf pack for several months - great.
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#33 Post by Fia » June 26th, 2010, 7:00 pm

I'm really happy for Mike, and that his son got it so right for Father's day :smile:

I'm hopefully going over the hills to see Lewist sometime next week.

The drive between here and there is stunning - our Nick did it last year by bus :D

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#34 Post by Mike » June 26th, 2010, 7:50 pm

1 The vet says that the growth we found on one of the dogs at work is benign

2 In less than four weeks we are on our hols

3 Tomorrow I will be missing the football in order to man a stand for the local humanist.

In case you were wondering I was being sarcy about number three. Whatever possessed me to volunteer for that darned stall?

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#35 Post by Alan C. » June 26th, 2010, 8:48 pm

I'm happy for Mike and the dog.

We had our first substantial rainfall for seven weeks so I won't need to spend all Sunday morning watering.

I'll be helping one of my old biddies (98) in her garden tomorrow so will miss the football.

Shame that :smile:
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#36 Post by Fia » June 26th, 2010, 8:54 pm

what football? :shrug:

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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#37 Post by Alan C. » June 26th, 2010, 9:18 pm

Fia wrote:what football? :shrug:
Apparently there is some important (not) tournament going on just now Fia, but I don't think Scotland are involved so it can't be that important. :D
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#38 Post by Dave B » June 26th, 2010, 9:29 pm

(for this year at least)

I am glad the football . . .

I am glad that Wimbledon . . .

I am glad that the G20 . . .

all have a finite time to run.
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#39 Post by Lifelinking » June 27th, 2010, 9:12 pm

Survived a shopping trip to Costco

Got a fair bit of research and writing done this weekend

Only three days to go...then Holidays!! :happyclappy:
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#40 Post by Beki » June 28th, 2010, 8:12 pm

1. Just spoken on the phone to my son who called to tell me that he is staying at a friends house tonight. He told me at the weekend that he wasn't speaking to his friend and hadn't been for weeks, so we had a good long heart to heart where I advised him to pick up the phone and just talk. Life is too short to fall out over silly things. They spoke today and it seems that they have made up which is great.

2. Andy Murray through to quarter finals

3. England are out of the World Cup (there, I said it - sorry guys I know it's parochial, sad and narrow minded, but I just don't care!) :twisted:
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Re: Three things I am really quite happy about

#41 Post by getreal » June 28th, 2010, 9:43 pm

1. Andy Murray....
2. Tickets for Tim Minchin's next tour go on sale on Friday :D :D :D
3. My grandaughter has fallen asleep at last..all is peaceful in the household and I have that warm, fuzzy feeling that goes with that.
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