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wonderful smells
Tue 13-Jul-10
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Rae Mond
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mmmm, tobaccanists shops. There's a great litle one in Bath called Tranter's. I love the smells in that place.

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Wave  When I smell cigars, it reminds me of my Dad.  He was in the Merchant Navy and the smell of cigars was a happy smell - my Dad was home.   Big_Hug

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Rae Mond
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for me that's whiskey. I'm not actually much of a whiskey drinker, but I often sit an hold a glass just so that I can sniff it.

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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That made me cry Rae Mond.  Big_Hug  But in a nice nostalgic way.  Big_Hug  The things we humans do.

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Hmm, the waters grow deeper.

My Grandfather was my father figure since my parents divorced when I was very young, so he was the "Man in my Life".

He was a carpenter/builder, so the smell of sawdust, fresh drywall mud, chewing tobacco, and gingersnaps are the smells that bring back my Grandfather to me. 

Every time I smell those smells I miss him.

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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yay sawdust!

 

I didn't mean to make you cry Danuta! At least it was in a good way. Last year, when I'd only been with my lovely man just less than a month he got hold of a film called the cat and the canary which i used to watch with my dad, and we had cigars and whiskey and stayed up and watched it til about 2 in the morning. I think this will become a tradition.

It's a bit rubbish for my man really, because his birthday i just 4 days later, so he has to put up with me always being sad, but now I'm also happy because I have such a wonderful man who knows just the right things to do.

 

I didn't mean to side track this into sad smells Cry but smell has the strongest link to memory of all the senses, apparently, more than sight and hearing.

I also love the smell of stables and horses, though all my memories of riding involve me being injured Confused

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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For activating sheer nostalgia, the olfactory sense has no competition. It happens in a millisecond.

Some of my instant triggers are:

4711 cologne - takes me back to 4 years old in church, snuggling into my mum's fur coat (donated by my dad's sister). Ditto for the scent of a wax candle just after it has been extinguished.

Who made that "One" scent over a dozen years ago? Take me instantly back to the Isle of Capri off the western coast of Italy, by Naples.

People mentioned the scent of grass being mown - same as a meadow being mown for hay, 50 years ago. Just a heck of a lot more aroma! I think farmers do not make hay any longer: it's all silage these days (yeuch).

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CK One, you mean? monochrome adverts with lots of topless male models.

 

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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CK - that's the one, Rae. Thanks.

Don't know anything about your fantasies, though. Male models and the like. Big_Laugh

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You should come over here Danny, many farmers still cut hay and some even stack it in the fields still instead of baling it, something we will be doing in about a months time when the Corncrakes should have all grown up. Eeek

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There is a lot to be said for old fashioned ways, Joanna.

Corncrakes! I haven't heard one since I wur a nipper.

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Wed 14-Jul-10
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I've never really been one for the male models myself, D.

Too bland and generally a bit dim also.

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Wed 14-Jul-10
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Last time I heard a Corncrake was in Norfolk, many years ago.

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Jul-10
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We cut our hay about a month ago and I was shown how to make my hayrick around a pole. It becomes conical and so it a bit precarious when you are up the pole stamping down the last layer! Getting down was aproblem too. I do not remember the smell of hay being cut  though..was it because we scythed it?

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Wed 14-Jul-10
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It probably didn't smell much if it was really dry Sandy.

Our hay will be stacked on wooden frames, we will have to make some more soon so that we will have enough, it looks a bit simpler than your method sounds. I shall have to make sure we take photos whilst in progress.

I have only heard the corncrakes twice this year which is a bit worrying, I hope our delay in cutting wasn't for nothing Eeek

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