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Old 16.04.2020, 13:20
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Feeling a bit down today.

I'm grateful for my sweet cat Oliver who we rescued from the streets of downtown Dallas 13 years ago. He's slowly leaving this world (renal failure) and I keep reminiscing through all the wonderful memories and life's challenges we have faced together. Grateful to be at home during this time spending these last precious moments with him. Grateful for the recent abundant sunshine that has given him needed warmth and happiness.
Really feel for you - I am sure he is grateful that you can share precious time with him too..
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Old 16.04.2020, 16:34
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Littlest Rufus has finally gone down for her nap.
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Grateful for fab young friends, met on EF but no longer active here- who bring us shopping twice a week and stay for a while in front of the house, with the children, so we can have a giggle and a good natter - keeping distance. Wonderful and heart warming indeed.
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For yoghurt.

For sharing with people.

For smiles of those we care for.
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Oh yougurt- yes, they also bring us their homemade yogurt - and we are using the homemade jams other people have given up last few months in exchange for plants. Amazing.
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Re: The April Attitude of Gratitude

Today my gratitude goes to organizers of events who take zero credit.

I am thankful for having a good time line of de-confinement, precious info.

And for helpful friends here and across the time zones.
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Re: The April Attitude of Gratitude

Today early morning, my thanks go to students who are getting ready.

To neighbors making lovely musical noises.

To friends and family from all over the world keeping touch.

To anyone who puts out extra effort to be reliable and trustworthy.

To a sound health.

To all creatives.

To ethical beings with intact integrity.

And for mangoes.
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Old 29.04.2020, 10:31
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Grateful that whilst I'm so busy with work, my OH swings by my home office around 8 every morning with toast and a huge glass of water. And around 7 every evening, my OH swings by my home office with a beer or glass of wine, reminding me to finish up for the day.

Grateful that the Hornbach and other DIY stores opened yesterday - I hope it continues.

Also grateful for the current rain to keep the pollen at bay, and the chance for a day off from hayfever meds. My garden is grateful for the rain as well!
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Old 29.04.2020, 11:19
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Grateful that whilst I'm so busy with work, my OH swings by my home office around 8 every morning with toast and a huge glass of water. And around 7 every evening, my OH swings by my home office with a beer or glass of wine, reminding me to finish up for the day.

Grateful that the Hornbach and other DIY stores opened yesterday - I hope it continues.

Also grateful for the current rain to keep the pollen at bay, and the chance for a day off from hayfever meds. My garden is grateful for the rain as well!

I am grateful for you!

I do hope that those gloomy worries of couples disintegrating because of the confinement were wrong and it glues people more together, xo

Now as per pollen - I don't get it. Never had allergies, except now. And it doesn't go away when it rains, arnaque! Thankful for the rain, anyways.
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Yes, rain. Grateful for rain to water everything, wash away all the pollen.

And I have 3 days off in between my language class segments.
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Grateful for antihistamines!

Littlest Rs glorious thighs.
The curls in her hair.
Her woosh of delight when swung in the air.

Little R's imagination and her stubbornness.

Friends.
WhatsApp groups
Gin.
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Jazz documentaries on Netflix. Fabulous. This is the music i grew up on and it gives me fond memories. But also reminds me that racism is pervasive.
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Old 30.04.2020, 09:50
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Re: The April Attitude of Gratitude

Meat pies ... best ones I've eaten in Europe, and made by a guy just around the corner from where I live!

I bought the butter chicken, BBQ pulled pork, and beef & Guinness pies. He has plenty of other varieties, including about half a dozen veg options.

Lovely.
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Old 30.04.2020, 09:57
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Meat pies ... best ones I've eaten in Europe, and made by a guy just around the corner from where I live!

I bought the butter chicken, BBQ pulled pork, and beef & Guinness pies. He has plenty of other varieties, including about half a dozen veg options.

Lovely.

Can you please send me a link/let me know where I can buy that?
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Old 30.04.2020, 10:29
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Iím grateful because April is almost over, itís felt like the longest month ever.
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Old 30.04.2020, 11:11
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Where were we. Today I am grateful for the horrible but wet weather, the rain was needed.

For a fab conference with people who were very poignant, their jokes included.

For a good momentum.
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Old 30.04.2020, 11:25
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Meat pies ... best ones I've eaten in Europe, and made by a guy just around the corner from where I live!
Please share details - I'm salivating at the very thought of a decent meat pie. I swear I haven't had a decent one since I holidayed in Australia years ago!
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Thankful that my nearest and dearest all have stayed healthy until now and are in fine fettle!

Very thankful about the much needed rain, garden looks almost transformed

Thankful to everyone of my friends and family who fwd to me the mini seed packs from Migros, my garden will look like a rainbow this year

Thankful that despite , so far 7 week lockdown together with the Pirate and Kid3 we haven't murdered each other....yet! Actually , we have grown together and our teamwork regarding the chores etc is second to none....but I do crave some alone, quiet time.....with everybody at home all the time, I am on a different kind of alertness and quite tense (any Deafie will know what I mean)
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Please share details - I'm salivating at the very thought of a decent meat pie. I swear I haven't had a decent one since I holidayed in Australia years ago!
This!

I don't know what meat pies are but I want to make them. Recipes, pls?


How can we not have an emoji for drool, hmmmm.
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This!

I don't know what meat pies are but I want to make them. Recipes, pls?


How can we not have an emoji for drool, hmmmm.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chicken-leek-pie , one of my favourites with or without mushrooms added

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/...eak-kidney-pie

also made that but minus kidneys, offal is not so my thing



and now a vegetarian version

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/...ese-potato-pie



You should also give making cornish pasties a try, we love in particular cheese/onion and the original of potato and meat


https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/...hroom-puff-pie
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