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Old 07.09.2011, 23:35
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Re: I smiled because...

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...the Auntie Betty is due to go past the bottom of the garder in a wee while
Jeeeeez, that's one big boat!!!! :shock: Will post some pics of her tomorrow


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I am sure you know where it is but it can be tracked here

http://www.shipais.com/currentmap.php?map=RiverClyde
Yup, know it well, thanks - between ShipAIS, RadarVirtuel and EF, I scarcely need to do any work to pass the day
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Old 09.09.2011, 13:53
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Re: I smiled because...

.....because I shared a laugh with a stranger.
While taking a walk I noticed an athlete doing some quite painful looking contorted leg presses.
I gasped in undisguised admiration: Oh my !

How embarrassing, he heard me and burst out laughing.
*learn to be quiet*
*learn to be quiet*
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Old 09.09.2011, 16:58
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Re: I smiled because...

Having missed the last train home last night - on my way from Zürich - got stuck in Olten, which is about 20km from home.
Asked a taxi driver how much - he said rather a large number of CHF which I didn't have - so I set off walking down the road having a think what to do next.
A while further on, same taxi pulled up in front of me, door opened, he asked what I had on me (not a lot) and said he would bring me home anyway.

Nice of him. Was I relieved..........
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Old 11.09.2011, 11:55
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just some good old cows listening to some good old Jazz
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Old 11.09.2011, 16:15
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Re: I smiled because...

... our neighbours stayed for dinner at our place from 7pm till 11.30pm, debunking the myth that the Swiss go to bed at ten.
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Old 11.09.2011, 18:48
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Re: I smiled because...

... I survived bungee jumping ...
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Old 11.09.2011, 22:25
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Re: I smiled because...

I tracked down a the son of a friend in Switzerland by an amazing coincidence. His mother died a couple of years ago and I lost contact with the family.

He is a rock musician and details of his website appeared on my Facebook page.

I hope to visit him when I am over next week
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Old 14.09.2011, 14:58
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Around 11h I walk into this old small Italian restaurant to make a reservation for Saturday evening. Door wide open nobody around so I walk in, Hallo, anyone her, I keep going, no music, and there he his, an elderly man, behind his dow machine, I see his naked chest and his apron and no shirt ... sweating a little.... Bonjour! .... Bonjour!

He says, come have a coffee, I had an espresso with him and knew where he lived, that he is divorced, where his son and daughter lives, that he took over the restaurant 2 weeks ago but has been working there for almost 40 years, could I have another sugar please I ask, sure, all within a couple of timeless minutes, just like that, spoken with his lovely Italian accent ... and we kept quietly chatting for another while.

I think I appreciated that so casual easy flowing moment, just the two of us, very much. Worth a smile indeed.
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:31
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Re: I smiled because...

After 2 weeks of frustration and a multitude of emails and phone-calls to the manufacturer, I got my press to ink and print (and it wasn't something I was doing! ) Maybe too much ink... but I'm happy nonetheless!
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:45
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Re: I smiled because...

my back-up plan finally came through. Now things don't seem so hopeless.
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Old 14.09.2011, 17:43
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Re: I smiled because...

I just drove my Car Home from the Garage so happy to have it back Looks all shiney and New again ( Even if it did take them 6 extra days to fix it)
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Old 14.09.2011, 18:23
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Re: I smiled because...

I'm smiling because people here are smiling at one another. and AT ME!

(after 17 years in germany I'd forgotten this very sweet and life-improving habit was within the range of human possibility...)
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Old 14.09.2011, 18:28
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Re: I smiled because...

i smiled because i am going insane!
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Old 15.09.2011, 07:07
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Re: I smiled because...

.....after a day whacked with pain, I finally got some sleep and woke up feeling a bit better.... hopefully I'll stay that way
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Old 15.09.2011, 10:52
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Poor you, sky.
Only the second part of your statement made me smile......
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Old 15.09.2011, 10:56
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Get well, dear Sky.
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Old 15.09.2011, 11:00
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Re: I smiled because...

... I showed up two weeks early for German language class. My mistake, I took the email update for a reminder. The receptionist apologized that I drove all the way down for nothing
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Old 15.09.2011, 18:32
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Re: I smiled because...

Thank you

I also smiled, because I noticed a really sweet possibility for someone and wondered if it might/could happen
I'm a total sucker for happy endings or startings
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Old 19.09.2011, 16:48
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Re: I smiled because...

I smiled because I went to my new Swiss hausartz and got through the whole conversation in High German without being treated for something totally different then I came for
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Old 19.09.2011, 17:10
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That's only because you managed to smuggle in all the illicit drugs for him from Germany after the viewers on EF gave you some customs tips
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