A positive thread

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Nov 2018, 7:03pm

Went to the Literary Society meeting again today, got talking about favourite authors, someone urged me to read W G Sebald, who is *already* one of my favourites, I have read most of his books :wink:
Makes a change from being recommended authors I cannae get on with :?
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Graham » 29 Nov 2018, 4:26pm

Another eco-mentalist triumph :
Eight miles over to Blackmoor Apple Farm to collect some new fruit trees.
A nice chat with one of the staff, who I have met before. He cycles everywhere too.
Then eight miles back, loaded with the precious plants.
Fellow road users appeared to be unusually cautious. :wink:

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Vorpal » 29 Nov 2018, 5:33pm

Graham wrote:Fellow road users appeared to be unusually cautious. :wink:

They feared your apple trees!
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Patrickpioneer » 1 Dec 2018, 10:11am

Just got back from an hours ride, its raining, cold, miserable and blinking marvelous, even better all is OK at home ( I am a carer) today I don't need anything else to be content
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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 1 Dec 2018, 10:43am

Patrickpioneer wrote:Just got back from an hours ride, its raining, cold, miserable and blinking marvelous, even better all is OK at home ( I am a carer) today I don't need anything else to be content
Pat

If you can find some sort of contentment in small things you are doing something right.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Patrickpioneer » 1 Dec 2018, 10:59am

Thanks PWA, I will admit if I had a packet of digestive biscuits to eat while I read my book in bed tonight things would be even a little better :D
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Re: A positive thread

Postby cycleruk » 1 Dec 2018, 12:40pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:Thanks PWA, I will admit if I had a packet of digestive biscuits to eat while I read my book in bed tonight things would be even a little better :D
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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 1 Dec 2018, 3:37pm

I managed to get out on the bike this afternoon in spite of a general dampness after the rain. The lanes were strewn with mud and leaves, with the wheels making a swish sound as I went through shallow streams crossing the road. But I had good nylon overshoes tucked under my trousers, so the feet were dry. And it was good to be out. The one slight moment of disharmony was when a few people shooting were firing high above the lane and I could hear the shot (is it still made of lead?) landing in the garden of a thatched cottage close to me, but not a danger really. I'd not want it in my garden though. It can't be good for the soil.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Dec 2018, 3:58pm

Just been for a walk in the gloaming, the colours were lovely
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Re: A positive thread - cash fairy

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Dec 2018, 2:42pm

Walked to the food store, glanced at the cycles parked outside
One of them had a loose front qr, I tightened it

Went to get a trolley, found a 20c coin on the ground, the *cash fairy* must have put it there to reward me :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Canuk » 11 Dec 2018, 7:32am

Took my friend out for a fish and chips lunch yesterday - a blissful escape from his nagging wife who phoned us at least 3 times... :roll: Decided on a bottle of wine for the water bottle cage, which we promptly cycled back to mine and spent the afternoon playing guitar and drinking the lot of it!

Fine day out: 6

Nagging wife: Nil

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Oldjohnw » 11 Dec 2018, 8:30am

Today my cough is significantly better.

How good is that?
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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 11 Dec 2018, 8:38am

Oldjohnw wrote:Today my cough is significantly better.

How good is that?

Brilliant. I have a friend who has been suffering with a cough for about 6 weeks.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Oldjohnw » 11 Dec 2018, 9:02am

Thanks. I sing in various music ensembles and am due to be singing the solo part at a concert this coming Saturday. It was looking increasingly like I'd need to step down but there is some hope. I will book a couple of lessons for later this week.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby julianm » 11 Dec 2018, 9:20am

To ease the interminable interviews outside Parliament I've been counting the cyclists whizzing past. Very impressed by the numbers. Anyone here part of this commuter peloton?