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andyn

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What Makes You Happy In Life?
« on: April 12, 2009, 05:56:09 PM »

The greatest regret in life thread is depressing me, so we need this...

Just to get us started, here's mine :-))

Model boats, Strongbow, and these people:



How fitting that my 1000th post should be something nice like this ;)
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 06:09:18 PM »

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :}
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 06:14:25 PM »

Fully agree Andy, great post, let's have something a bit more positive for the Easter weekend.

By the way who are in the pictures?  Got to go carve the meat, I'll put something up later!!!
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andyn

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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 06:23:31 PM »

From left to right, there is Hannah Groom, Sarah Shaw, Tif (friend from New York), and our very own Sally Butler, who came to Llanberis last year. :-))
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 06:36:58 PM »

Neat thread, dude.  8)

Here are a few more that should warm the cockles of any cider drinker.......
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 06:40:34 PM »

NOTHING!!!! I'm just a natural grumpy ol' git {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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bwmarks

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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2009, 06:46:10 PM »


My Girls, Bonnie and Tasley
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2009, 06:57:02 PM »

the Muscadet:-)) :P :P  Normally, I'm french guy! And depending on the amount that I drank, I'm more or less happy! {-) {-) %% ok2

more seriously, my wife, my childrens and friends! Then,  built models, and play rugby :-)).

KÚnavo, Philippe!

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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2009, 08:50:51 PM »

Loads of things, life and my constant companion who stops me going stir crazy.



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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2009, 08:58:49 PM »

One of the best things for me is:
After a trip at sea coming home to my family.

Bob
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2009, 09:22:28 PM »

For me the best things in life are my Family.

Ann (who puts up with me and my boats) and my 2 wicked little kids........couldnt ask for anything better :-))

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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2009, 11:32:46 PM »

My family, watching my dog enjoying life, a wee dram and boats.

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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2009, 11:46:26 PM »

The love of a good woman, a son who is following in his fathers footsteps in the RN, the son's girl freind Terri,a good laugh! A busines that just about makes me a living and my part time job flying which will end up full time when I get sick of moaning customers who don't even know what scale ther flippin boat is and order parts at 1/96th when they need 1/48th! Or something else!

 Life would be so good only for the numpties! %)

 Paul... :-)
 
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2009, 12:16:51 AM »

OK, what makes me happy,

A small container ship in winter on the North Atlantic, stood on the aft mooring deck and watching this huge wall of water change into an open void with the surface many feet below you.  Feeling the ship shudder and pause as it runs into the next one, then leap ahead again as the prop digs in in we lurch forward again.

A hot summers day riding my bike on the tops of the Pennines.  Stopping to look a couple of miles across a glaciated valley spread out in front of me and thinking that for all the exotic places I've been to in the world scenery doesn't get much better than this.

Lunch consisting of beef sandwiches made from a joint from the local farm shop, slow pot roasted to keep all the wonderful flavour in it and put between two pieces of my wifes home made bread, fresh that morning.

Demoting an engineer due to poor performance but managing to maintain the guys respect and seeing him return to the ship to take on what I have asked him to do rather than take the easier option and resign.

Explaining to a child at the pond side how a boat works, letting him have a go at the transmitter and watching his face light up as he realises that he is actually controlling it.

Curling up on the sofa with the missis and getting through a movie without her asking me a question.

Flying a Tiger Moth over the route used by the Dambusters along the Derwent Valley when they practised for the raids over Germany and to think I was sat in a seat where hundreds of RAF pilots had first learned to fly.

It's so much better to think of things that make us happy!!
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2009, 07:36:48 AM »

Here is my list;

Wife and family.

Holly, my Curly Coated Retriever who walks everywhere with me and has learnt to steer clear of sanglier and that she cannot catch the deer we often see on our walks.

Retirement.

Life in rural France and the current magnificent flush of primroses, cowslips, bee orchids and the promise of the asphodels soon to bloom so prolifically.

Local French folk and artisans who are kind, patient and always have time for a chat.

The look on our French friends faces as we introduce them to yet another eccentric English custom or practise.

Sunshine on the terrace with a BBQ or my wife's paella after a swim and being able to sit and dry naturally.

A well written biography of someone who really achieved something.

Almost anything by Mozart or Sibelius.

Birdsong in my garden.

One of my wife's hilarious malapropisms.

Reasonably good health now despite diabetes and major heart surgery.

Also, as you would all expect having seen my avatar.....a bottle of Sancerre Blanc with the fish or a bottle of Madiran with duck.

I could go on for a long, long time because I am a very lucky guy.

Roger in France

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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2009, 09:41:54 AM »

Looking at those beautiful dogs just made me feel happy, I miss my old mate, thanks Chaps!
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2009, 10:09:11 AM »

Well this weekend has been spent in the garage, with permission from the missus of course, so for me especially this weekend working on the Fearless and the Ohio and driving around yesterday, these things have made my weekend great!  :-))

Russ
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2009, 10:23:11 AM »

That's not a shed it's a Nissan hut!!
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2009, 02:18:02 PM »

Both the birds in the pic keep me amused, as well as th other sixty or so out in the two avairies,
and of course my boats and My Fireblade........


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andyn

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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2009, 10:15:47 PM »

Right then Hannah has decided that the photo I put up of her wasn't very good, so  have to put up a better one... I'll put my favorite one up :-))

Sorry, Captain's orders ;)

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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2009, 02:19:40 AM »

Sitting quietly on the side of a mountain with a cold drink, watching the world go by from a long way below.
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2009, 01:35:30 AM »

Memories of my dear ol' Kailie, RIP 5/30/2008

This thread is too good to let go....
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Re: What Makes You Happy In Life?
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2009, 04:37:34 PM »

Having the sunset on a secluded beach somewhere with just me and a few mates watching a big swell running with a bonfire and a few beers, knowing that the surf is going to be even better tomorrow.
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