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Old 07-30-2016, 01:32 PM
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I'm tired of talking about the referendum, Brexit (some people's friends and family are still not talking to each other since the result), the new UK Prime Minister election, the new US President election, immigration, global warming, the economy, blah, blah, blah . . .

Just for a change, how about relating some nice little snippets of personal news (and not just "Accomplished Members" type of stuff)? We all must have had something pleasant happen in our lives recently, surely? Even small things lift the spirits.

Well, in case anyone's interested, I'll kick off with mine. My daughter and her new husband bought three scratch cards and they all came up trumps (!), I mean 'won money' - totalling over five thousand pounds...

Edited in on Feb 1st 2018: Dammit! I just tried to edit a small typo from this post and half of it has disappeared! I can't retrieve it, nor remember what I originally wrote. I hope this doesn't mean trouble, like another hacking!!
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:31 PM
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I swam in the ocean today for the first time this summer. It was wonderful.
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:44 PM
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I just saw a portly groundhog pass by my front window in the driveway and before I could get the .22 rifle to dispatch him, he got away.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:15 PM
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My wife and kids get back this week from a long trip abroad! I'm cleaning, and making other preparations, including, if all goes as planned, piling the kids' beds with balloons.

And
What You Will
a Shakespearean Travesty

written by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from Shakespeare's plays, will get its premiere in June 2017 . The prologue was workshopped here. In preparation, I'm working hard at polishing. I will probably bore you all frequently about this between now and June.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:46 PM
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Last week I had a lovely afternoon and evening on a roof terrace overlooking Stockholm with four people I love including one daughter and two beautiful grandchildren. And a delicious supper there with grilled tuna and an excellent white wine.

Then I went with one of said beloveds for a week in beautiful Ålesund, Norway.

Also I slept until past noon today.

Also I bought six books today.
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Old 07-30-2016, 05:30 PM
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Ah, it's not all doom and gloom, as I suspected. Thanks for sharing your happy moments, Bob, Charlie, Max and Janice.

Max,
You're being very modest. What You Will is a BIG thing, not a little one. Congratulations on its world premiere next year.

Bob,
Lucky you. Swimming in the sea is indeed wonderful.

Let's hear more happy little events, please.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:56 AM
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Fabulous news from your daughter and you, Jayne! And congrats to all on your good news or lack of bad!

My good news is that after months of various degrees of on-again off-again pain (not going into the complicated details), I'm hopeful now that I've found the right meds. Also good news on the writing front which I'm not going public with just yet; and happy the Northeast heat wave is over at last!
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Had a great weekend went out with friends for wine and nibbles last night, never laughed so hard in months. Got up this morning went for a walk of about 2 mile, had to take my GTN spray when I got home. Nice lunch now just chilling with a few more drinks waiting for Thursday to roll around so I can get down to some serious poetry work with the lovely Jayne Osborn. May even get a spot of fishing in between now and Thursday depending on the weather and if my other half tells me to order the skip we need.
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Old 10-30-2016, 07:21 AM
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Oh yippee!! I've just found the leather fob with my car key and house key on it - mislaid for nearly two weeks. My sanity has returned.

I can't tell you how many hours I've wasted searching every nook and cranny in the house dozens of times over, including going through all the trash bags (Yuk) to no avail. (I did absentmindedly put my keys in the fridge once, some years ago!)

I felt chilly just now so I went upstairs to get a gilet from my wardrobe. My keys were in the pocket; I completely forgot that I wore that garment on the fateful day.

(Dave E --- not one word, right!!!!? I've been ribbed enough by Pete already, having ''lost'' my keys twice recently )

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Old 10-30-2016, 07:29 AM
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(Dave E --- not one word, right!!!!? I've been ribbed enough by Pete already, having ''lost'' my keys twice recently )

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My lips are sealed, Boss!!
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