Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby jastons on Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:25 pm

Bobby Zamora liked one of my tweets this morning :scarfer:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:14 pm

My boys footy team getting battered on Sunday but somehow nicking a 1-0 win :scarfer:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby WHU Independent on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:05 pm

I was in Westfield last week and popped in a coffee place for a coffee. Next to me sat 6 children all aged approx 8 - 11. They all had books, not one phone in sight and were reading vociferously. The adult with them come over and I commented that in this day an age, it was great to see kids actually reading a book and not being glued to a phone. This was her response:

"These children are all millionaires," she said

She continued, "Book Millionaires that is. Each of them have read 1 million words from books alone this school year. We are aiming for two million before they leave the year they are in."

I then had a great chat with the adult and the kids about their favourite books (Harry Potter and JK Rowlings other offshoots mainly) and they were articulate, informed and could hold a good conversation.

Faith in humanity restored.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Mega Ron on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:19 pm

During school hours?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby mushy on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:33 pm

A private school perhaps?
One adult to six children.... Hmmm.
She was right the first time, they really are millionaies.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby BalaamBoy on Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:15 pm

Not if they were reading vociferously - must have been quite noisy, what with six of them on the go.

Unless you meant voraciously?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby WHU Independent on Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:20 pm

Yes BB you are right - spell checker for the lose.

It was during school time, they were on an afternoon outing to a bookshop where they could select their next read, a school trip reward kinda thing. They came from a local comprehensive school and FTR, were all of Asian heritage.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:25 pm

That will soon stop chap , once they find grot on the internet
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:30 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:That will soon stop chap , once they find grot on the internet


:D
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby claretandblue82 on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:12 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:That will soon stop chap , once they find grot on the internet


:lol: How do they or anyone else know when they have read a million words?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby warp on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 pm

they count 'em out loud while reading.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby the celestial insect on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:38 pm

Was it a million different words, or are they counting every 'the' and 'a' towards the total?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:17 am

Seeing a frog or toad hopping across the road outside my house this morning. Seemed to be enjoying the rain, though don’t they normally hibernate this time of year?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby hammerdivone on Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:37 am

Frogs hop, toads crawl (although do the occasional short hop)

Frogs come out of hibernation, depending on weather, from Feb onwards
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:12 pm

Great tits (fnaar fnaar) inspecting my nest box today. Spring is on the way!
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:58 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Seeing a frog or toad hopping across the road outside my house this morning. Seemed to be enjoying the rain, though don’t they normally hibernate this time of year?


Mine never seem to hibernate, little ****ers get everywhere all year round
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:01 pm

At around 11am today, I heard someone over the other side of the office laugh exactly like Sid James. I assumed it was someone playing a youtube of Sid or something, but turned to see the bloke continue cackling. Have spent all day wondering what precipitated the laughter.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Blow Bubbles on Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:20 am

DasNutNock wrote:At around 11am today, I heard someone over the other side of the office laugh exactly like Sid James. I assumed it was someone playing a youtube of Sid or something, but turned to see the bloke continue cackling. Have spent all day wondering what precipitated the laughter.


I have a girl, well woman who works for me who looks exactly like Sid James. And I’m not even exaggerating, she literally could be him in a wig. It brings me great pleasure on a slow day.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:10 am

DasNutNock wrote:At around 11am today, I heard someone over the other side of the office laugh exactly like Sid James. I assumed it was someone playing a youtube of Sid or something, but turned to see the bloke continue cackling. Have spent all day wondering what precipitated the laughter.

He was probably thinking about you Dan? :wink:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Tenbury on Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:13 am

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Great tits (fnaar fnaar) inspecting my nest box today. Spring is on the way!



Mid-late Feb, simply the best time of year for birding, they're all pairing up,so distracted and you can get nearer, and best of all the trees are leafless so you see all sorts you'd usually miss.I do the same dogwalk at daybreak ,about 2 and a half miles,every morning through the park,and along the Teme.
Yesterday's haul:
Blue,great and coal tits.
A whole flock of long-tailed tits.
Couple of nuthatches
A dipper
A pair of goosanders.

Not bad!
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