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  • STW POSITIVITY THREAD!!
  • joshvegas
    Free Member

    I mean you don’t get more positive that beagles post but just to keep adding…

    I went for a walk with our new rescue dog and we saw an otter swimming about in peebles, ther air smells great as MAtt says, I had a coffee and gave a big old post walk belly rub.

    I also stood on my glasses.

    peaks and troughs innnit

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    @Beagleboy – excellent news

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    After leaving some different areas of grass even longer than usual at this times of year (a lot is left until autumn or longer) I’ve spotted some Ladysmock, a food source for orangetip butterflies. A result for my light touch gardening!

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    And @joshvegas who had the belly rub? I’m

    Marin
    Free Member

    Got knocked off my bike at a roundabout. Car hit rear wheel span me round 180 and ended up in a pile in the road. Stood up, brushed myself off,bike ok, got back on rode home. Winning!

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Buy a lottery ticket @Marin!

    Marin
    Free Member

    Won a tenner on Post Code Lottery!

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    😎😎😎

    Really thankful for our garden at the moment.

    We ate tea out there tonight – slow cooker curry ftw.

    We’ve got (I think) tree bumblebees in one of our nest boxes. 😃
    They’re a tad defensive, but lovely up see.

    And although early, the flowers in our North facing garden are looking great this year.

    We’ve even a few Azalea that have flowered for the first time this year.

    ElShalimo
    Full Member

    Is that a cheeky bhaji trying to escape?

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    It didn’t for long.

    BillMC
    Full Member

    Ashington mining museum, Newbiggin by the sea for walkies and excellent fish and chips, Druridge Bay (nothing there, absolutely stunning), pint in Morpeth’s Office. Perfect day and not much spent.

    wheelsonfire1
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    A walk to the excellent Flying Childers at Stanton with my mate and our dogs. EXCELLENT beer and food, over Stanton Moor to the Red Lion at Birchover, lots of bird song and the trees bursting into life. Good beer brewed on site then a walk down the dale to Darley Bridge for a mediocre pint and then along to The Plough at Two Dales for more excellent beer. A bit busy, I prefer winter and bad weather for walks out here but I shouldn’t object to people enjoying themselves, even if they insist on chanting football songs and running about in replica kit. I’m over it, I did enjoy myself!
    Listen to the birdsong!!

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    Sorry, some sort of double post with error message, trying to dampen my positivity!

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    wheelsonfire1 is clearly located closer to me than I realised….

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    @MoreCashThanDash be very afraid! You might be dragged into the depressed owd mens dog pub crawl. Growling at Air BNB, second home owners and people enjoying themselves..

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    Stuff growing, hawthorn blossom smelling great, ladysmock back in the garden, buttercups and the random orchid that appeared on the front lawn doing well. Neighbour resisted cutting the shared front lawn whilst we’ve been away – I’m trying to educate him! A positive result?

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Took my dad to the eye clinic to get his cataract checked, the “good” news is that it’s now so bad they will fo the operation in 4 weeks time.

    When he can see properly he might stop being so grumpy and making my mum grumpy who moans at me about it. Circle of Life eh? 🤣

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    Not a drink since the start of September 2021 and lost 25kg weight and my latest medical tests have improved from YOU ARE DEAD to just YOU ARE DYING but more slowly than before and with some bits showing signs of recovery. Great result.

    slowol
    Full Member

    On the way out of the house this morning I noticed one of the kids bikes had a piece of cardboard from the recycling box taped on to make a motorbike noise. I remember doing that and made me smile. Anyone else remember doing that?

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Used to keep the card in place with a clothes peg

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    Watched the film “Pride” last night on BBC 2. A cracking film and cracking soundtrack! Catch it if you want a lift.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    A challenging few days mentally, went out on a solo road ride this morning into a bugger of a headwind, but brightened no end 2 miles in when I came across a big tree down across the cycle path – easy enough to get an 8kg road bike over/through it, took two of us to get an old boys 30kg Haibike over, then the two of us helped an older lady get her three dogs across without them getting loose.

    After 25 miles of headwind, rocked up at the cafe and randomly bumped into someone I’ve not seen since pre-Covid, had a lovely chat over coffee and bacon cobs

    frankconway
    Full Member

    Just catching up on this thread so…
    – beagleboy, great news
    – bill, please stop making northumberland sound like a great place; it really isn’t – if you know what I mean…

    For me – digging for wiggly worms in garden with grandson followed by boat trip and then more digging; house purchase late 2020 came with hot tub, new cover and wooden gazebo – not for me but near neighbour (over the road) wanted one so today we’ve taken down the gazebo and moved it, drained the tub, worked out how to lift and move the now empty tub.
    Watched robins and swifts searching for food in freshly turned over ground – and they’re still going at it; listening to craig charles.
    Grandson’s 3rd birthday party tomorrow.
    That all feels good to me.

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    Moving the hot tub – Can you make a low trolly, basically a large plank with a couple of wheels under it? If so, tip the empty tub onto its side on the trolley and roll it over to your neighbour.

    wheelsonfire1
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    I sat up the garden this afternoon after a thrilling TT, me and Dennis the dog on limited exercise. Lola, the other dog doing enough for both of us beetling around in the long grass and looking for small mammals. The hawthorn blossom has finished now and there’s going to be a good crop of berries, elder is in flower smelling wonderful and the two types of honeysuckle that have gone mad through the pear tree and other trees (and rather overwhelmed it) are just beginning to blossom. We’re going to have some lovely evenings up there with a beer or two watching the bats and breathing in the scent. The birds love the mix of trees and the protection they give, lots of gold and greenfinches singing away, dunnocks, robins, blackbirds, blue and great tits, thrushes, house sparrows, chiff chaffs and today I’m pretty sure a willow tit. It’s amazing what turns up if you let a certain wildness develop. We have swift’s overhead and also buzzards and kestrels eying up our terrier’s that probably look like rabbits from up there! My mate came and cut the paths into the long grass yesterday so it all looks intentional again, and so I can get about. The gooseberries in the fruit cage are getting a bit swamped with goosegrass, but, recognising that sometimes you can’t do everything I’ll probably open it up when they’re ripe and let the birds and the foxes have them.
    Yes, a positive day for me, I’ve managed to beat the frustration!

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    It might be the last of my posts on here.
    Trying to be positive, the first sweet pea flower of the season (we were late putting them in), the scent is amazing. Also on the front lawn I kept a strip after no mow May (much of our garden doesn’t get cut until late August, but it’s a shared front), and tonight I noticed an Orchid had popped up! We had one appear several years ago and Im careful to not mow it until late, they’re not supposed to like acid soil like ours but still come back.
    Another positive on STW is the freedom people feel to talk about their mental health and problems, very refreshing.

    I’m trying to keep positive, please post your positive experiences.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    First day back at work after 3 months signed off with mental health.

    After a bit of a panicky tizzy fit in the car on the way in, I appear to have survived.

    Still hoping Boris carries out his threat to make 20% of the Civil Service, make me an offer.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    I’ve just had a dozen 16-17 year olds sat around our fire pit for the evening. They’ve inhaled pizza and s’mores, played music and chased each other around the garden. They all cleared up after themselves, even said thank you when they left.
    It’s reminded me what our kids have missed for the last two years, and how lovely most teenage kids are. 👍👍👍

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    @MoreCashThanDash and @matt_outandabout you’ve picked me back up again, I’ll keep on trying to help someone in trouble.

    ElShalimo
    Full Member

    We went out for a pub dinner with a mate and had 2 cheeky pints… On a school night !!

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    @ElShalimo that’s just reminded me of my mum saying “J……….” has had TWO WHOLE PINTS!” Little did she know! It always amuses me.

    spawnofyorkshire
    Full Member

    I’ve had a couple of days of really bad mental health, worst in a good while.
    Currently feeling great having just watched the video a student placement team have produced as their project output for me. Really impressed and pleased for them, it’s cheered me right up.
    Off to BPW at the end of the week too

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    Caught up with a documentary by one of my favourite film makers about the Thai cave rescue on Disney+ last night.

    Reminded me of the astonishing things humans are capable of, how close to failure they came, and was just generally one of the most uplifting things I’ve seen for a while. Really quite emotional to watch.

    Also, Cave Divers are a different breed.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    I got myself into and out of bed without assistance or agonising pain last night/this morning.

    Won’t need surgery to correct the issue causing the previous inability to do the above either. (Collarbone break)

    wheelsonfire1
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    Today’s positivity – I’ve had a bit of reflection and read again some of the threads that I’ve contributed to or just followed. There are some good and kind people on here, willing to help others in all sorts of ways. Financially, practically, someone to lean on emotionally or just practical advice on all sorts of subjects, even bikes, is usually available. The wildlife and nature threads are particularly interesting.
    Overall a friendly place, have a nice weekend y’all!

    dyna-ti
    Full Member

    The dust extractor I was poised to buy costing £430, pops up in Axminster tools rebranding clearance sale for £275. Saving £155. Arrived the next day.

    Top marks 😀

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    Caught up with a documentary by one of my favourite film makers about the Thai cave rescue on Disney+ last night.

    That was an amazing watch.  Even knowing the result it was still emotional.  likes, a lot

    Sat on my own in the smoking shelter of the local where I’m working – 4 slightly inebriated women in one of the seated areas. One gets up to go to the loo – I smiled as she walked past, next thing I’m invited over to have the craic with them. Cut it short, as I had to get back, but had 15 minutes of having a laugh and meeting new fun people.

    The moral of the story – sometimes a smile goes a long way, had I not smiled, she’d have just walked past and gone for a pee

    wheelsonfire1
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    THE LADYBIRDS ARE COMING!!
    Got quite a bit of blackfly around again this year but I’ve started to see more Ladybird larvae. For those who don’t know what they look like try and find a picture, they look nothing like Ladybirds. They are voracious predators of lots of what we might call pests, a natural control.

    MoreCashThanDash
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    Not seen much in the way of ladybirds, but we have a lot of young sparrows in our garden who were feasting on the greenfly on the roses outside the living room window this morning.

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