Things that make you smile - the official thread

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by jawafour » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:29 pm

jawafour wrote:...We did it!

Over one year of this thread being ALIVE :toot: ...

I'm smiling because I made a mistake! The thread had been going for *two*years... two years of calling out good things rather than focusing on the bad.

And it still lives! I'm off out to a family birthday do tonight and I'm smiling about that :toot: .

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by smurphy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:57 am

Rex Kramer wrote:The Detectorists

It's very rare that I find a TV show that I just absolutely adore. This is just the most perfect thing I've watching in ages. From the way it's shot (it just seems so warm and idyllic), to the locations, to the soundtrack, to the sheer British quirkiness of it but most of all for the characters. I love each and every one of them which is bizarre given I've only watched 8 30 minute episodes but my connection is stronger with them than some of my immediate family. I'd like to think in the future it will be looked back on with the same fondness as something like Fawlty Towers but maybe it's just not mainstream enough. And Toby Jones is utterly magnificent (though that goes without saying).

And both series are on Netflix.


Just wanted to agree with this. I watched every episode in one short burst and it was just really bloody lovely. I remember hearing about it ages ago but totally forgot about it until appeared on Netflix. Hopefully it'll get more attention at some point.

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PostRe: Things that make you smile - the official thread
by Moggy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:21 pm

Detectorists :wub:

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by jawafour » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:35 pm

Looked out of my kitchen window and there was Lightning McQueen!

Someone in the flats who owns a red car has bought the "eyes" sunshade :lol: . And it looks ace :datass: .

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PostRe: Things that make you smile - the official thread
by jawafour » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:47 pm

Got an unwanted, unsolicited call about life insurance. Left them talking for a minute until they hung up, then added the number to BT Call Protect.

Bliss :wub: .

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by Poser » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:11 pm

jawafour wrote:Got an unwanted, unsolicited call about life insurance. Left them talking for a minute until they hung up, then added the number to BT Call Protect.

Bliss :wub: .


It's never occurred to me to let them talk and just not respond :lol:

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:45 am

jawafour wrote:Got an unwanted, unsolicited call about life insurance. Left them talking for a minute until they hung up, then added the number to BT Call Protect.

Bliss :wub: .


Does it include Wasp cover?

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by jawafour » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:05 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Does it include Wasp cover?

I wish it did, man!

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by Ad7 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:28 am

The house martins have come back to their nest at the front of our house. Its just above the window to this room so while I continue my thoroughly depressing job hunt in here, at least I can see them happily flying in and out of the nest :wub:

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by Moggy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:46 am

Ad7 wrote:The house martins have come back to their nest at the front of our house. Its just above the window to this room so while I continue my thoroughly depressing job hunt in here, at least I can see them happily flying in and out of the nest :wub:


Sounds like it's happy hour for you.

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by jawafour » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:17 am

Ad7 wrote:... at least I can see them happily flying in and out of the nest :wub:

Both unemployed... both seeing creatures fly in and out of nests by our windows... "UNITE! Ad7 and jawa!".

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PostRe: Things that make you smile - the official thread
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:18 am

now to spray them with white stuff and let it drip on the window down below :datass:

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by Poser » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 am

Moggy wrote:
Ad7 wrote:The house martins have come back to their nest at the front of our house. Its just above the window to this room so while I continue my thoroughly depressing job hunt in here, at least I can see them happily flying in and out of the nest :wub:


Sounds like it's happy hour for you.


I got that.

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by Moggy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:19 am

Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Ad7 wrote:The house martins have come back to their nest at the front of our house. Its just above the window to this room so while I continue my thoroughly depressing job hunt in here, at least I can see them happily flying in and out of the nest :wub:


Sounds like it's happy hour for you.


I got that.


You only got that because of your time on the caravan of love.

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PostRe: Things that make you smile - the official thread
by jawafour » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:27 am

Moggy wrote:You only got that because of your time on the caravan of love.

I had to Think for a Minute about that one.

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PostRe: Things that make you smile - the official thread
by Poser » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:28 am

Joking aside, Happy Hour is an utterly magnificent song. You can see why at least two of the Housemartins went on to have such successful careers.

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PostRe: Things that make you smile - the official thread
by Poser » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:34 am

Just to add to Ad's ornithology, I have finally succeeding in attracting birds to our garden. It's tough in a new build: the garden is immature and birds tend to stay away.

I've spent a lot of time and money on bird-friendly plants, most of which still need to grow a lot before they are truly bird friendly.

We have had a few wood pigeons, magpies and starlings over the winter, but now the smaller birds are coming, too: over the past few weeks we've had a regular wren visiting, a pair of blackbirds and the other day we had a pair of goldfinches, too :toot:

#stealthbirdwatchingthread

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by Moggy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:41 am

Poser wrote:Joking aside, Happy Hour is an utterly magnificent song. You can see why at least two of the Housemartins went on to have such successful careers.


This.

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by Rocsteady » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:50 am

Ad7 wrote:The house martins have come back to their nest at the front of our house. Its just above the window to this room so while I continue my thoroughly depressing job hunt in here, at least I can see them happily flying in and out of the nest :wub:

It's shite, isn't it. (not the birds)

Never had so much rejection in my life.

Started looking a couple of weeks ago and was fending off the calls at first, then everything went dead. Even turned down a couple of not so good roles as I assumed I'd be swimming in them based on the initial reaction.

Thankfully I've got a month in Croatia for May so I can have a month off the depressing search.

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PostRe: Things that make you smile - the official thread
by Rocsteady » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:52 am

Just realised what thread this is in, appropriate.

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