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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:25 pm

This not only made me smile, it brought a lump to my throat.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... allen.html

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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby TinatheConfused » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:35 pm

Amen, and kudos to those people. Lump in my throat too.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:30 am

That's really moving. :) What a great name for a great man.

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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby pip » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:26 am

And no one paid an ounce of attention while he was alive. All well and good giving one day with the cameras about but a man in his 90's was forgotten about on a day to day basis. Much more important to give time all the time, drop in for a cuppa etc.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby wicked woman » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:47 am

That occurred to me too pip. Like flowers on a grave, I want them now! No bloody use after I'm gone.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby pip » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:21 am

Its just terribly sad to think he spent the last few years alone and was only noticed when he died.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:44 am

Yeah, that's a fair point. He might've been the sort of person that didn't want the company of a lot of other people though.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:13 am

My limited edition vinyl version of Doctor Who - The Light at the End arrived today. :D :D Now the question is, do I open it? I don't neeed to in order to hear what's on the records as it also includes a digital copy for download.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:37 am

Catch-up wrote:Thing 1 has missed the bus coming home so many times this year that if the phone rings at a certain time, I know it's Betsy from the office calling to tell me it's happened again. Our conversations have gotten much shorter. It's now down to:

Me: Hello
Betsy: Hey, it's Betsy.
Me: I'll be there in a few minutes.


We have a new record:

Me: Hello
Betsy: Susanne
Me: Betsy
Betsy: (laughs)
Me: On my way.

That, and hubby made chilli! I had to smell it for a whole day and wait another whole day before we could eat it, but it was sooooo good! :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:51 am

One more thing: hubby bought a game, I think it's called Cosmic Encounter. It has to be the most complicated game I've ever played. While I'm not a huge fan of complicated games, this one gets us laughing so much it's worth it.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby hnorwood » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:53 am

Yummm

I always put some chocolate in my chillis...
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Penfold » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:32 pm

Catch-up wrote:That, and hubby made chilli! I had to smell it for a whole day and wait another whole day before we could eat it, but it was sooooo good! :D

Chilli and bolognese always taste better if allowed to stand for a day after cooking before eating. I also do this with my stews and casseroles. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:43 pm

I've got beef in ale that I cooked yesterday morning waiting in the fridge for tonight. I cooked a load as I have visitors staying and this means I can just put it back in the oven to heat up and continue to chat to them without having to cook something at the same time. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:59 pm

I would have never thought to put chocolate in chilli! But, now that I think about it, he does add sugar. It does make a world of difference to let it sit in the fridge overnight. The flavors seem to really blend after sitting.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:01 pm

Dark chocolate in chilli is wonderful, I always do it. :D
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