What made you smile today? 7

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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:44 am

I went shopping this morning. I'm having to rely on buses these days as I can't ride my bike anymore and walking even a small distance is agony. I managed to get the bus to Lidl, did my shopping and then got to the bus stop in time to catch the one bus in an hour that stops practically outside my front door. Except it didn't show up and I ended up walking with a very heavy shopping bag. I could hardly take another step by the time I eventually got home.

What made me smile though was finding a package waiting for me when I got in. It was a surprise book that Sharlene had sent me - Elizabeth Gunn's "Crazy Eights". :D

Talk about a much needed tonic. :)
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:42 pm

I got back to Sydenham last night, collected my heavy laundry (on a trolley) and did some shopping - also heavy.

Bus stop closed as they're digging up the pavement (again), and no temp stop a bit further up. Next stop was halfway up the hill.

I was dripping when I got home.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Catch-up » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:29 pm

Tony, I didn't realize you were having trouble. :( So sorry you're in pain! Great surprise when you got home, sounds like you needed it.

Bouncy, sorry you got soaked.

I'm smiling because new gutters are being put on the house right now. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:33 pm

Posted 5 cards for the postcard exchange this afternoon :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:34 pm

It wasn't raining. I was wearing a long winter coat (it was nippy when I left for work) and the sun was up as I walked up the hill - I was gently glowing [ ahem ] by the time I got home!
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Grimes » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:13 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I got back to Sydenham last night, collected my heavy laundry (on a trolley) and did some shopping - also heavy.

Bus stop closed as they're digging up the pavement (again), and no temp stop a bit further up. Next stop was halfway up the hill.

I was dripping when I got home.

I didn't realise thee was a Sydenham in London... We have an area in Belfast of the same name - my parents grew up in that area... Wonder are there any other areas in the world with similar names/areas? Sorry to change thread topic - just curious...
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:14 pm

There are several Cardiffs dotted around the world. :)
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby janet » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:44 pm

Smiling at the memory of introducing an academic acquaintance to lovely old Durham City when she told me she was from a place near Durham, N. Carolina. Then taking her for a tour of the Cathedral when she told me she was Jewish.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:49 pm

Just spotted the line

Bouncy Castle wrote:I got back to Sydenham last night.


There was once a large Discworld collection about 5 miles from you then Bouncy. I used to live in West Wickham ;)

As for places with the same name this happens all the time, there are even 2 places called Crewe in Cheshire (a county just 40 miles across) admitedly one of them is a major railway junction and the other barely appears on a map :roll:
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:35 pm

There is a California, about five miles from here but it's a small place.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby janet » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:48 pm

:lol: From here Toronto is about 7 miles in one direction amd Quebec about the same distance in another!!
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby wicked woman » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:00 pm

Once holidayed in California, small village nr Great Yarmouth.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Square12 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:44 pm

Many, cities/towns in the Americas & Australasia are named after European cities, largely because they wanted a little familiarity, then there are lots of duplications within same language places and regions due to the origins of the name. The ones that make me laugh though are the tautological place name though, such as the Sahara desert (Sahara means desert) or the rock of Gibraltar (Gibraltar is a corruption of jebel-al-tarik meaning the rock of Tarik) and there's a place in Cumbria that's name means hill hill hill hill!
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed May 01, 2013 8:34 am

Grimes wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:I got back to Sydenham last night, collected my heavy laundry (on a trolley) and did some shopping - also heavy.

Bus stop closed as they're digging up the pavement (again), and no temp stop a bit further up. Next stop was halfway up the hill.

I was dripping when I got home.

I didn't realise thee was a Sydenham in London... We have an area in Belfast of the same name - my parents grew up in that area... Wonder are there any other areas in the world with similar names/areas? Sorry to change thread topic - just curious...


My dear old dad (RIP) came from Limavady. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby majomull » Wed May 01, 2013 12:38 pm

The 40th tulip out of the 40 that my daughter and I planted bloomed this morning. Best luck I've ever had with a school fund raising plant purchase.
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