What made you smile today? 6

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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby wicked woman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:03 am

chillicamper wrote:The texture is OK - maybe a little bit more grainy that a loaf from the shops, but then I don't know what other stuff they put in the loaves to make them soft and fluffy. My instinct is that maybe it needs a bit more kneading?? It rises OK, but is not as 'bubbly' looking as shop bread.



Real bread has a denser texture than shop bread, because it's full of natural stuff not additives. That's what makes it so yummy too, sounds like you did a great job to me. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby cheery_j. » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:17 am

Bohemian Waxwings! :D

I've read a number of reports that there were lots of them in western Europe this winter but hadn't seen any myself. And today on the way home from the doctors there was a whole lot of them sitting in a tree!

I didn't get any good pictures, because they were too high up in the tree, but I don't care because I've seen them. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:40 pm

I saw a load of them in the trees of the cemetery I live near a few years ago. They only very rarely come this far west, so it was a real treat to see them. :)
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby janet » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:15 pm

Text from my daughter saying 'I'M ON THE TRAIN TO PRESTON NOW!' She's just telling me she's going back to Uni after the weekend at her dad's. It's the silent version of the nitwit shouting for the whole train to hear :D
Going back to Saturday she texted that daddy had been breathalysed by the police. :D that it's 1:0 to him as he never drinks these days.
:D about the waxwings. Invasion of chaffinches here this morning which is unusual for here.
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Alanz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:17 pm

cheery_j. wrote:Bohemian Waxwings! :D

I've read a number of reports that there were lots of them in western Europe this winter but hadn't seen any myself. And today on the way home from the doctors there was a whole lot of them sitting in a tree!

I didn't get any good pictures, because they were too high up in the tree, but I don't care because I've seen them. :D
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Very Colourful birds, i've not seen any this year,But there were about 100 Fieldfares in the hedge next to my work about 3 weeks ago stripping the berries off the bushes :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Batty » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:32 pm

What made me smile was hearing from Del.
She is missing us and hopes to post hee later on this week.

She has regaled me about her getting security dye on a pair of lacy knickers, which she assures me she didn't nick - but you know Del ... Life has a way of being eventful around her! :lol:

There's also other stuff that is happening, but that's for Del to divulge.

Anyway, you'll know when she's back - there'll be a post about a page long on this thread! ;)
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Errata » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:58 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
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The thing that really made me smile though was that you can't even get three network up here... :lol:

Do you know what part of Shetland that was filmed in, Laura? Poor pony looks like he's had his legs chopped off at the knees. :lol:


Eshaness and west arye beach at hillswick. :)
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:01 pm

It's a gorgeous looking place. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Alanz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:34 pm

I'd agree with you there M8, I'd love to live in the wild open spaces.... :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Joolz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:15 pm

Back on two wheels :D :D :D :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:17 pm

michelanCello wrote:OK, this may sound silly, but it made me smile :)
So yesterday I was at my granny's, and we watched the Hungarian Eurovision finals and there's this one guy, who - let's face it - has no voice at all, and he wouldn't even have made it to the finals hadn't it been for the public votes, cause the judges never gave him many points, but there he was and nobody would've thought it but in the end, he won, so here's who's representing Hungary at the Eurovision 2013 :D



The only problem is: the song is really simple, not bad, as such, but nothing much. What makes it special is the lyrics, which are like the most beautiful poem ever written, and I'm affraid they won't be able to translate it into English in a way so that it won't lose it's content... :?


OK so what is he actually saying? A translation would be good at this point and we trust you to give us a good one. (no pressure there then :D )
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Errata » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:17 pm

Nice one, Joolz! :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:24 pm

Good news Joolz but not quite the old friend though
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Joolz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:26 pm

Nowhere near :lol: But its a bike!!!! :dance:
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:15 pm

Joolz wrote:Nowhere near :lol: But its a bike!!!! :dance:

What's happening with the Rocket Joolz, and did you buy this as a stop gap or is just on loan. :?:
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