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what the hex on 04 Sep 2018

Just to balance the forum 

GrahamD - on 04 Sep 2018
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A good firm shit in the morning.  Preferably after I've got out of bed and had time to make a cuppa.

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MG - on 04 Sep 2018
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Ducks

krikoman - on 04 Sep 2018
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Too many to list,

My daughter

The Canadian Geese which fly over at about 6am and back around 8pm.

Sunshine or the smell of rain.

Tea and a poo, are close seconds though.

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Cú Chullain - on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to GrahamD:

Don't forget the all important 'drawing of an ace' as well.

what the hex on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Had to google that. Thanks for that.

plyometrics - on 04 Sep 2018
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My wife, cat and where I live. 

A dog on a quad bike comes a close second. 

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JMarkW - on 04 Sep 2018
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gangs of starlings roaming leeds city centre

wintertree - on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to Cú Chullain:

> Don't forget the all important 'drawing of an ace' as well.

Such a rare miracle I like to announce it to my coworkers or my family.  Then again my old office had a Bristol scale tally chart in it.  Every few months someone would skulk in and chalk up a 7.

JMarkW - on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to Cú Chullain:

> Don't forget the all important 'drawing of an ace' as well.

Alpine Glory Wipe

TheDrunkenBakers - on 04 Sep 2018
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When I see a goldfinch on my birdfeeder. My favourite British bird.

yesbutnobutyesbut - on 04 Sep 2018
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Cycling past queues of stationary cars on my commute everyday.

Iamgregp - on 04 Sep 2018
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People who know to write "Should have" or "Should've" instead of "Should of"

plyometrics - on 04 Sep 2018
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Excellent cross pollination. ;o)

illepo - on 04 Sep 2018
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- my normally grumpy (not a morning person) SO wanting a kiss and cuddle in the morning before I go to work.

- the sensations of a warm wind while cycling after a shower

MonkeyPuzzle - on 04 Sep 2018
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Watching corvids misbehave. Magpies, jackdaws, rooks, whatever, they're great entertainment.

Coffee.

People smiling to themselves when they think no one's watching.

Smiling to myself when no one's watching.

 

 

Hat Dude on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to krikoman:

> Tea and a poo, are close seconds though.

I prefer a Digestive or Ginger Nut with mine

wercat on 04 Sep 2018
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seeing the blackbird of the house coming in and emitting a "feed me chirp" while looking expectantly for a grape.

GrahamD - on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to Cú Chullain:

> Don't forget the all important 'drawing of an ace' as well.

Ah yes, the clean break ! joy

what the hex on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to wercat & MonkeyPuzzle:

It's cheering that you can take pleasure in corvids but personally speaking, they give me the creeps!

Bjartur i Sumarhus on 04 Sep 2018
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Checking my house valuation on Zoopla each morning

Tying the full poo bag on the branch without being spotted 

Looking down at other drivers from my elevated 4x4 whilst barely noticing bumping up the curb outside the school gates

listening to music really loudly on my headphones when on public transport

Instagramming and facebooking my latest luxury purchases and Dubai holidays

 

;-)

in all seriousness and rather inexplicably, looking at my lawn just after i have mowed it

Andy Hardy on 04 Sep 2018
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Dogs bigger than chihuahuas

Motown - on 04 Sep 2018
Toerag - on 04 Sep 2018
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Picking a good bogey.

mick taylor - on 04 Sep 2018
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Treating myself to chips, pudding, peas and gravy with a buttered barm for lunch (and a can of D and B).

kathrync - on 04 Sep 2018
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Watching the Jackdaws in the garden

Homegrown vegetables

A good book and a glass of wine in the bath

Pretty data

Mountains

TheDrunkenBakers - on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to Bjartur i Sumarhus:

 

> in all seriousness and rather inexplicably, looking at my lawn just after i have mowed it

Im with you

wercat on 04 Sep 2018
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I thought Blackbirds were thrush family

peppermill - on 04 Sep 2018
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Not every day but going to work in the morning.

New socks

Clean, ironed scrubs for work.

The cats on my street all congregating in the same front garden every evening and all being best pals.

Not having a hangover after a few too many pints after work and feeling like I've 'Got away with it' 

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what the hex on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to wercat:

I defer to your ornithological expertise!

Tony Jones on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to MonkeyPuzzle:

I'm not so fond of magpies; and jackdaws, well they're just a kind of gum-chewing delinquent bird that would hang around bus stops and scratch their initials on the glass. Ravens however are the most noble and fun loving of all corvids, see them flying upside down just because they can and you'll have a spring in your step all day. (Choughs are cool too.) 

What else has made me happy today? Finding out what 'drawing an ace' means!

climber34neil - on 04 Sep 2018
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Unicorns

Flinticus - on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to illepo:

> - the sensations of a warm wind while cycling after a shower

The negative of mine: a crisp cold breeze cycling home from the climbing centre

First coffee of the day

My dog

Stupid dancing (me or my wife)

Throwing a perfect ball for my dog and her catching it with a fluid well timed jump.

 

MonkeyPuzzle - on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to Tony Jones:

> I'm not so fond of magpies; and jackdaws, well they're just a kind of gum-chewing delinquent bird that would hang around bus stops and scratch their initials on the glass.

That's exactly what I love about them.

> Ravens however are the most noble and fun loving of all corvids, see them flying upside down just because they can and you'll have a spring in your step all day. (Choughs are cool too.) 

That sounds brilliant.

 

john arran - on 04 Sep 2018
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The beaming glow of my daughter's face when she found she was able to whistle for the first time ever this afternoon.

Dave the Rave on 04 Sep 2018
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A wafted fart in clean bedding after a curry and a beer.

john arran - on 04 Sep 2018
In reply to Dave the Rave:

I'm loving the contrast ;-)

profitofdoom on 04 Sep 2018
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Buttered crumpets

Cup of coffee in bed

Llanberis Pass

5-star hotels when someone else is paying

Bobling - on 04 Sep 2018
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Seeing a kingfisher on the river on my way too/from work.  Only happens occasionally but always magic.

Getting into bed at the end of a long day for five minutes with a book before I zonk out.

Stealing into my kids' bedrooms on my way to bed and giving them a kiss goodnight, particularly when they are asleep on their backs with their arms above their heads in the surrender position.

Tom V - on 04 Sep 2018
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Telling my grand-daughter that, sorry, I can't fix her torch and hearing her say:

"It's OK grandad, my daddy will do it for me...)

Steve Perry - on 04 Sep 2018
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Being at sea and watching gannets dive like arrows. I can never get bored of that.

Sneaking out of work to climb and going back, with no one non the wiser

 

Rob - on 05 Sep 2018
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Taking my newly acquired Leonberger out for his morning walk.

Clarence on 05 Sep 2018
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Cool sunny mornings, great for kata practice in the garden before work.

Finding a plum that has escaped the wasps and birds on my trees.

Ken Bruce on Radio 2, classic comedy on Radio 4 Extra.

Writing with a fountain pen.

Courteous drivers.

Pub dogs.

subtle on 05 Sep 2018
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Scones.

Xharlie on 05 Sep 2018
In reply to Iamgregp:

> People who know to write "Should have" or "Should've" instead of "Should of"

A close relative: every time someone correctly uses the word "whom."

profitofdoom on 05 Sep 2018
In reply to Xharlie:

> A close relative: every time someone correctly uses the word "whom."

Whom do you know whom does not do that?

RX-78 on 05 Sep 2018
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Logging off and shutting down my work laptop.

Hitting snooze on the alarm.

Teenage daughter morning hugs.

 

Timmd on 05 Sep 2018
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Couples happily in love, where one of them can't believe their luck. 

Sunny days. 

The 'crunch' sound in my head when biting into a crisp apple. 

Cycling down hills with 'a neutral mind' and nothing to think about.

Gently annoying my Dad.  

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FactorXXX - on 05 Sep 2018
In reply to Timmd:

> Couples happily in love, where one of them can't believe their luck. 

Wonder what the other one thinks?

> Sunny days. 

Soon be winter.

> The 'crunch' sound in my head when biting into a crisp apple. 

Sounds like you've got a loose filling.

> Gently annoying my Dad.  

He hates you when you do that.

> Cycling down hills with 'a neutral mind' with nothing to think about...

Bloody cyclists not paying attention...

 

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El Pato on 05 Sep 2018
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Tea. 

Mountains, particularly if covered in snow. 

A healthy dram of a nice smokey single malt after dinner. 

More tea. 

Computer games. 

Being alone.

The incredible (but disappointingly infrequent) moments when all the data just sort of fall into place and make sense, and you realise you've just discovered something totally new that no-one has ever seen before.

Did I mention tea?... 

Queenie - on 05 Sep 2018
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Suddenly becoming aware of being 'in the zone' while out canicrossing...when it's all flowing well in beautiful surroundings 

The flock of long tailed tits paying a rare garden visit.

Watching my 3 dogs gnawing on their bones.

nufkin - on 07 Sep 2018
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Kicking through a stretch of autumn leaves

wercat on 07 Sep 2018
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blackbirds never give me the creeps, too nice to learn how they live their lives except for the reality that it is quite tough

and that they know nothing about respecting other people's berries and fruit

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mrphilipoldham - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to wercat:

Or worms.

I’ve been rebuilding the tiers in our garden this summer which has meant a fair bit of earth has been moved. The blackbird nesting in the bush in the front garden would fly up and over the roof, sit and watch me, then swoop down and steal the worms in the freshly turned soil. Even the two large dogs didn’t put him off, he happily hopped around the garden just a couple of feet away from us three. Magical.

bouldery bits - on 07 Sep 2018
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coming home and taking my work clothes off.

Alyson - on 07 Sep 2018
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Daily conversations with my 10 month old daughter, who knows few words but uses them to great effect.

Her: (pointing at something I've placed firmly out of reach, eg 10 inch carving knife) "That!"

Me: "No. Not that."

Her: (looking at me sternly) "Yes."

capoap - on 07 Sep 2018
In reply to Bjartur i Sumarhus:

Your the 1st cretin ive come across who admits hanging up bags of  dog poo.

If I caught you it would be over your head to take home with you.

Sorry for the downer folks but my lovely lane is covered in bags of dog crap, they even put it in pink bags f f s  

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capoap - on 08 Sep 2018
In reply to Steve Perry:

Even better when your under them with a lung

Alyson - on 08 Sep 2018
In reply to capoap:

A winky face like this ;-) is generally used to indicate a joke! The poster was listing some annoyances off the other thread.

peppermill - on 08 Sep 2018
In reply to capoap:

Fairly clear from the post it's a piss take.

capoap - on 08 Sep 2018
In reply to peppermill:

If it is I apologise but I can't see Winky face, what's it look like? just asking for the future. 

Tringa on 08 Sep 2018
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The seasons - how dull must it be to live somewhere where the day length is about the same all the year.

The UK countryside - such diversity in a relatively small area.

Wildlife.

Agree with the comment above about the corvids. Great group of birds. A few years ago I saw a raven from the Beinn Eighe ridge. There wasn't another bird anywhere to be seen and this bird just flipped over, flapped a few times upside down and tumbled around, then flipped back over and continued on its way - great to see.

 

Dave


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