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Floating your boat
Sat 7-Aug-10
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Something that came to mind....I'm sitting here, the noise of the insects in the garden and the smell of the flowering tobacco,  just magic...what floats your boat...big_hug

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Sun 8-Aug-10
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Mmmm, with you there! laugh

Summer night, sitting on the deck, large, tall, cool drink of your choice in hand, listening to the crickets (or jazz!). Truly, wonderfully magical!magic

Or a late afternoon drowse in the hammock, under the trees.......a little slice of heaven.

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Sun 8-Aug-10
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...an afternoon nap. Bliss.

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Sun 8-Aug-10
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Sitting by our pond, listening to the bees and chickens and watching the dappled light through the trees or gazing at the church steeple and upwards to a clear blue sky.

Ditto lying full length on the swing seat and swaying gently.

My football team wins, finishing a tidy-up job in or outside the house, a new John Grisham or Bernard Cornwell or Patricia Cornwall book, getting some new feature to work at last here on the site, new forum members who are still with us months later, pines against a blue sky, the occasional exceptional CFC find (yesterday a very large bunch of bananas for £0.52 for banana chutney), a properly thought out wager that wins, remembering somebody's birthday, weekend brunches . . .

Must go now and start that big tidying job confused

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Sun 8-Aug-10
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Agreed about the sitting by the pond with NO biting insects though shoo_fly I love it when my kids are thoughtful and send lovely cards, I love to see the purple flowering heather moors (found some heather here, very excited), I love the first warm rays of spring and coolness and colours of autumn. Oh that will do for now as I have 14 other topics to read yet cheers

Sun 8-Aug-10
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I realy like early morning boating on a misty morning ,especialy if its flat calm and the ripples glide serenely away from the bow and the mist swirls around the boat in tiny vortexes .oh and i have a nice hot cuppa in my hand and a bacon butty in my belly

i also love beach coaming early in the morning before the madding hoards get to the beach

i also love sleeping under canvas in he rain

and watching a log fire on a cold night 

 

OH god i feel like ive COME OUT runawaypintrunawayeeekrunawaywhistlerunaway

 

(good job i changed the beeches to beaches )or joahha would OUT ME

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Sun 8-Aug-10
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Yeah misty early mornings. Reminds me of when I used to help my Mum and Dad on their jewellery stall in the craft tent at The Lakeland Rose Show in Cartmel. It used to be in some grounds of some hall or other (it was a long time ago), and the light used to wake me up and I would creep out of our tent in the misty morning and watch the deer making their way back after their nights foraging.

Not sure about beach combing, depends if I find something to use in my embroideries but otherwise reminds me of having to look for stones for said jewerllery at every holiday we went on doh and you can keep your sleeping under canvas in the rain - too cold whistle

But log fires yes! with a cup of hot cocoa and a toasted crumpet, toasted on the fire. cheers

Sun 8-Aug-10
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Nice one, MOS. star

I will leave your final comment for Elsa to interpret big_laugh big_laugh eeek

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Sun 8-Aug-10
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too many things!

curling up with my lovely man on a comfy sofa under a blanket in front of an open fire (mmmm the smell of woodsmoke) when it's cold outside.With a glass of good red wine.

dosing on the sofa in front of an old film after a sunday roast with my kitten curled upon my lap.

lying in the sun (fully covered so as to avoid tanning) on a blanket in a park where the gras has just been cut.

sitting on a beach with no-one else around while the sun sets.

hanging over the side of a boat with the spray in my face watching dolphins play.

dozing in bed with nothing more urgent to get up for than a glass of cold orange juice and a bacon butty.

sitting on the deck of a boat on a calm sea at dusk with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other after a good day.

Too many things!

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Sun 8-Aug-10
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waveI'm too tired to think of my things but Rae Mond said;

sitting on a beach with no-one else around while the sun sets.

That would do for me, and can I add , with the gentle sound of waves lapping on the shore  - just perfect!  big_hug

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Mon 9-Aug-10
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Every morning I wake up in my house, I love it....I don't have to draw curtains since there's no one between me and the Greek mountains and I have huge windows that make it seem like I am sleeping out in the open.  The door from the bedroom to the balcony is always open (unless rain is forecast) and I go to sleep with the crickets sounding off and wake up to the sheep on their first run of the day at approximately 6.00a.m.

I walk down my stairs to get coffee and again huge windows.  It's like double glazing camping, one huge conservatory and I love the airy feel of my house.  Before the builders moved in, it was suggested that I knock it down but I had this vision and to watch it grow has been a journey and achievement.  My two builders love it and have grown with the vision I had and have surprised themselves what they were capable of.  And the peace is undescribable.  I used to have my ipod playing away...now I just don't bother..the 'noise' of nature is astounding...

 

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Mon 9-Aug-10
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HUH !! jammy bugger stop it now before i chuck sumthing at the computerdevilkisskiss

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Mon 9-Aug-10
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MOS said:

HUH !! jammy bugger stop it now before i chuck sumthing at the computerdevilkisskiss


 
Up to now this has been a mellow thread where I felt we were all getting to know the softer side of each other....what I was expecting from you was 'water in the canal floats my boat' but you just thought that by opening up a bit you felt that you'd come out...so now you're back in, zip it monstermonster munch¦

I put up with you and that boat without saying a dicky bird¦. and I'm off to the ship restaurant on the lake for lunch¦kiss.kiss   

(Is that harsh enough Danny???)

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Mon 9-Aug-10
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now you are just showing off with your ship restaurant ive got a sarnie with curled up crusts .but i will have the first of mi tomatoes yummy !!!devilkisskiss

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Tue 10-Aug-10
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 I would add Crabbing in West Bay with my Great Nephews  to my list of lovliness.

We caught 14 yesterday and one of them was a MONSTERmonster.

Watching Terns diving.

Today I got lots of lovely wool half price for making xmas presents- mmm,a quiet evening alone sorting out wool,enjoying the colours and deciding what to make for everyone...bliss....Andrew cat will enjoy it too. How long before he decides the wool is all his for a bed?

 

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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