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Day without smile is lost day. (CH.CH.)
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Old 08.02.2015, 16:18
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Got a lovely letter from an older friend in the UK (no internet) in which she included 2 photos taken last September. Honestly, I love 'real' letters, and cards, be it birthdays, Christmas, etc- so much nicer than e-mail any day.

When we moved here, I gave most of my potted plants to dear friends- and she had quite a few as she is a keen gardener. I gave her a camelia which had never flowered in the 5 years I had it- despite ericaceous soil and great care- and she took it out of the pot and planted it by her pond. For the first time ever- 5.5 years after I gave it to her, and in it's 10th year+- it was covered with the most delightful pink flowers- and in autumn and not Spring? Wonderful, really made my day

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Old 09.02.2015, 18:32
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The birds up here at just amazing- and as I feed them throughout winter, I get 100s on the patio.

But today, for the first time ever here ... a robin

I had several in our UK garden, and they followed me everywhere when I was gardening, knowing I'd throw them a worm or 2, or would turn over soil where there would be worms.
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Old 09.02.2015, 18:43
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But today, for the first time ever here ... a robin
We had a robin as a frequent visitor until one of the neighbour's cats ate him.
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Old 09.02.2015, 20:11
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We have a robin ( or two?) who come every day here. One of them comes right up to the patio window and looks in every morning.
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Old 09.02.2015, 20:13
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We have a robin ( or two?) who come every day here. One of them comes right up to the patio window and looks in every morning.
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Old 09.02.2015, 20:27
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What altitude are you BM- we are at 950 here to quite significantly higher.

We have lots of bramblngs, chaffinches, nuthatches, all sorts of tits... and both kind of sparrows, and so many more- but very few robins- as 1 in 6 years!
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Old 09.02.2015, 21:32
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We 're at 469m so much lower and have loads of different birds here.

I think the robin comes to the window deliberately to torment the cat. ( who is inside)
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Old 09.02.2015, 21:41
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We 're at 469m so much lower and have loads of different birds here.

I think the robin comes to the window deliberately to torment the cat. ( who is inside)
The neighbours' cat (who is NOT kept inside, unfortunately) thought the special food balls I had put for the birds were his own personal supermarket the birds are now scared of coming because of him
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Old 13.02.2015, 12:29
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...two people asked me in very poor German if I spoke English. My last day here and now I look Swiss??
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Old 13.02.2015, 12:38
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...two people asked me in very poor German if I spoke English. My last day here and now I look Swiss??
Best of luck for the future jbarwig! May all your dreams come true.

Ps I enjoyed your tree thread, made me smile!
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Old 14.02.2015, 11:13
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This Valentine's Day, name a hissing cockroach (after your ex) at the Bronx Zoo

http://bronxzoo.com/roach

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Today I made A LOT of orange jam and it turned very very well as my man said. And that compliment always makes me smile(;
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Old 17.02.2015, 09:05
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My son did a week's work experience last week and one of the dishes he devised and cooked for the head chef is on the menu this week. Well chuffed.
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Old 17.02.2015, 13:37
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That's fantastic! Well done, T!

My smile for the day: My new nephew was born over the weekend and both mom and baby are doing well. I now have two nieces and two nephews. Full and happy heart.
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I smile almost daily at the thought that I live in such a (relatively) safe place, free from war, and with plenty of food, etc.
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Old 21.02.2015, 12:57
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I smiled last Monday- when I realised that my knees are much better at skiing than walking - so I could spend the week skiing with my grand-children (after worrying for months that I might not be able to ski this year- fab conditions in Adelboden- perfect weather and perfect snow)
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Old 22.02.2015, 13:24
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I've been listening to 1xtra while making lunch, and they seemed to be playing all the circa 2000 garage music that I used to love, this one in particular http://youtu.be/FqqEJgrhEX4 takes me back to sixth form, a holiday with my sister, and when my husband and I had just started dating(!!!!) and other fuzzy nostalgia from the old days
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Old 22.02.2015, 13:42
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Smiled because in the snow storm yesterday- I caught a glimpse of very bright red on the tree outside my window- a bullfinch! Perhaps the most beautifully coloured bird here, the darkest of black heads contrasting with the very bright red of the chest. Got up and went to the kitchen door, and there was another one on the bird feeder, so so close. And later lots more- they must have been so hungry, such a rare sight. I've only seen them here in the late autumn, feeding on the last raspberries.
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Old 22.02.2015, 15:47
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Went for a walk in the snow yesterday, carrying the little one in my ergo baby.

His eyes widely opened and his bright 'oh!' Of surprise and pleasure at seeing snow falling for the first time made me smile for the entire walk!
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