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  • STW POSITIVITY THREAD!!
  • MoreCashThanDash
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    A big thank you to all care workers out there, you do an invaluable job.

    Absolutely – going back a few years now but we used to have a lad in our Scout group who was at a specialist school due to autism etc, and the school arranged for one of the support workers to come to a jamboree so the lad could have what must have been for him, a life changing experience.

    Remarkably, given his day job, the support worker stepped up to being a regular unit helper with another Scout group, he’d enjoyed his own experience at the jamboree that much.

    burntembers
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    @tjagain

    Thanks TJ have sent PM

    matt_outandabout
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    We are on holiday and are departing our holiday cottage by 10.30 as is usual. My son has a last minute job interview online at 10.30. We’ve bought a new shirt and tie from second hand shop yesterday.

    Then dropped into the Village Hotel just down the road last night and asked about basically using the corner of the cafe for him to have an interview today.

    We’ve arrived this morning and the staff have given him an empty conference room to himself, set him up with a desk, drink of water, pad & pen and made sure his IT was all working, including plugging him into the fast network.

    Properly above and beyond – really generous. 🤗

    https://www.village-hotels.co.uk/

    stumpy01
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    ^^^^^^ Wow! That’s a really nice thing to do.

    Hope the interview goes well

    MoreCashThanDash
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    Thats fantastic Matt. Hopefully that support will encourage him to smash the interview!

    wheelsonfire1
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    Well, I know that I’ve had a good couple of days as my iPad doesn’t recognise my fingerprints! This means I’ve been doing what I enjoy most, something manual and my prints have worn off. Yesterday I was chopping logs for kindling and storing it ready for the big event today. This involved having our two year old grandson last night ready for the arrival this morning of “big tipper truck” and three cubic metres of logs! Needless to say last night saw a few short interruptions to our sleep and today has been physically tough but to see him interact with us and our dogs, entertaining himself at times has been a joy as usual. He’s “helped” with log stacking, sweeping (one of his favourite activities) and tidying away, he’s had Sunday dinner (yes I know it’s Monday) and gone home tired and happy. I think how lucky we are to have the chance to pass love and support on to another generation and that really, that’s what life should be about. I could have a fast car and lots of foreign holidays but when l die what would have been the point of that? Much better to help someone along the way and then they will hopefully behave in the same way on their path through life. No one will remember what sort of car you had or your bronzed looks, they will remember if you gave them a hug and support when they needed it.IMG_2159

    matt_outandabout
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    Lovely. 🤗

    mildbore
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    Spot on wheelsonfire, you may have found the meaning of life (don’t tell Douglas Adams). Alice Roberts thinks it’s possible that we have evolved to live beyond our reproductive years because child rearing takes so long and is so complex it needs more than the parents’ input

    wheelsonfire1
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    A nice sunny day here in Derbyshire, I took a break from repairing my pressure washer and was rewarded with a pair of bright yellow Brimstone butterflies flying around the garden! They hibernate in cold weather as adults and emerge on warm days, they may well be the origin of the word “butterfly” as the colour reminded people of the colour of butter. Spring is on it’s way!

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