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Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 5:57pm
by reohn2
No Wheatears :wink: today but a good few Goldfinches hopping the fences in front of me :)
A lot of Curlews on Longworth moor,I'm always pleasantly surprised how close I can get to them by the side of the trail,their call always makes me smile :)

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 6:15pm
by mercalia
Mick F wrote:
mercalia wrote:
peetee wrote:Sneezing.
Yes, really. It's a fleeting but very enjoyable sensation.

but hiccuping aint
nor vomiting
And neither is sneezing over and over and over and over again.
Believe me, it ain't nice at all.


I agree and there is a posibility of brain damage if it goes on for long and is very violent

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 7:15pm
by peetee
Mick F wrote:
mercalia wrote:
peetee wrote:Sneezing.
Yes, really. It's a fleeting but very enjoyable sensation.

but hiccuping aint
nor vomiting
And neither is sneezing over and over and over and over again.
Believe me, it ain't nice at all.


Bit like chocolate then. Most enjoyable in moderation.

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 7:16pm
by reohn2
Forgot to mentio, whilst out today spotted a Black Redstart and a Stonechat ,happy disproportionately I was :)

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 7:50pm
by brynpoeth
peetee wrote:Sneezing.
Yes, really. It's a fleeting but very enjoyable sensation.

Even better, when one has headaches, indigestion, I love being sick because I know I shall get better, with a bit of luck be able to sleep a lot
Hope that is not in bad taste, actually I have indigestion less now than I used to, Plus One for getting older
Little-known factoid: horses can not be sick, they have a sort of one-way valve to their stomachs, the food can not come back up. That is why they are very careful choosing what grass to eat

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 11:22pm
by mnichols
Had a pair of Spotted Flycatchers in the garden, and found that they are nesting in my neighbours climbing rose yesterday

One of my happiest memories was cycling through Tuscany a few years ago as the sun rose and had a Golden Oriole fly down the road infront of me for about 50 yards. Made me happy all day

There is a Wren sings outside my window in the morning and evening

Seeing my first hoopoe

Hearing a cuckoo

Hearing the House Martin's that nest outside my bedroom window

Watching a Mother Duck walking up my path with her ducklings in tow, and then her letting me feed them

Seeing two barn owls tonight in the field behind my house

Birds make me disproportionately happy

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 11:22pm
by Cugel
peetee wrote:
Mick F wrote:
mercalia wrote:but hiccuping aint
nor vomiting
And neither is sneezing over and over and over and over again.
Believe me, it ain't nice at all.


Bit like chocolate then. Most enjoyable in moderation.


Although I exert my will of iron (ha!) to avoid gorging the medicinal chocolate (oh yes it is) I have to say that chocolate is at it's most enjoyable when guzzled immoderately.

I have a square each day of the 80% or more dark stuff. There are many such choc bars to be had these days, made of various chocolate beans with different flavours. This is a naughty ungreen thing to do but .... but ... but....

Cugel

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 8:29am
by peetee
Cugel wrote:
I have a square each day of the 80% or more dark stuff.
Cugel


That is indeed something to savour in tiny portions. I used to like it with a 1/2 measure of single malt.

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 10:15pm
by reohn2
Front of our house today(click on the image to enlarge):-
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:D

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 8:20am
by iandriver
Well, we've managed to get the council to only take a mowers width out by the local cycle track.
It's cheaper for them, keeps the path clear, the longer growth catches some of the debris thrown off the road and most importantly, we have a nice wide insect corridor. This makes me very happy.
Image

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 10:54am
by reohn2
Two brasil nuts followed by a strong black coffee* :D

*real coffee not the look alike instant stuff

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 9:21am
by brynpoeth
Pantomime horse
Stilt walkers
High-wire acts

Just been to a kiddies circus :wink:

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 9:25am
by brynpoeth
Digestive biscuits

Fun fairs, really not my cup of tea but there is one this week by my way to work, shall be stopping there to smell the popcorn and experience a strange culture, Plus One!
Perhaps I could visit on the way to work at 07:30 before the loud music is plaid :?

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 9:33am
by reohn2
mnichols wrote:Had a pair of Spotted Flycatchers in the garden, and found that they are nesting in my neighbours climbing rose yesterday

One of my happiest memories was cycling through Tuscany a few years ago as the sun rose and had a Golden Oriole fly down the road infront of me for about 50 yards. Made me happy all day

There is a Wren sings outside my window in the morning and evening

Seeing my first hoopoe

Hearing a cuckoo

Hearing the House Martin's that nest outside my bedroom window

Watching a Mother Duck walking up my path with her ducklings in tow, and then her letting me feed them

Seeing two barn owls tonight in the field behind my house

Birds make me disproportionately happy

Plus 1 for the Hoopoe,Cuckoo and th Barn Owl,never seen a Golden Oriole,though Bee-eaters can be quite stunning the first time seen or anytime thereafter :wink:

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 7:40pm
by mnichols
reohn2 wrote:
mnichols wrote:Had a pair of Spotted Flycatchers in the garden, and found that they are nesting in my neighbours climbing rose yesterday

One of my happiest memories was cycling through Tuscany a few years ago as the sun rose and had a Golden Oriole fly down the road infront of me for about 50 yards. Made me happy all day

There is a Wren sings outside my window in the morning and evening

Seeing my first hoopoe

Hearing a cuckoo

Hearing the House Martin's that nest outside my bedroom window

Watching a Mother Duck walking up my path with her ducklings in tow, and then her letting me feed them

Seeing two barn owls tonight in the field behind my house

Birds make me disproportionately happy

Plus 1 for the Hoopoe,Cuckoo and th Barn Owl,never seen a Golden Oriole,though Bee-eaters can be quite stunning the first time seen or anytime thereafter :wink:


Would love to see a bee-eater

Also, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker... Both High on my list