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26 minutes ago, Xela said:

Few things today:

- Easter egg chocolate. Just tastes better than standard chocolate for some reason.

- Chatting to people face to face. Just lovely to chat shit with people about all manner of things.

- Sitting in my folks back garden, sun on my face and no noise apart from the sheep in the next field bleating every now and again. 

Simple things really.

There’s a really great local community in the estate I live on and today there was a huge Easter egg hunt for the kids. 
It was great getting out, perfect weather, children having fun, chatting to a few neighbours. 
Villa win (god knows how, they were shit for 90% of the game), and finished off with a couple of cans of San Miguel and some FIFA 21.

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Grandson round today for an easter egg hunt, while I spent the entire day assembling a greenhouse. He showed his encouragement by asking me every 2 minutes why I was on the same piece. 

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12 hours ago, Xela said:

- Easter egg chocolate. Just tastes better than standard chocolate for some reason.

It's due to how thin the chocolate is. We always have a few bars of these little thin bars in the fridge.  They crack as you bite into them. The texture is so different to thick chocolate bars. 

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12 hours ago, Xela said:

- Sitting in my folks back garden, sun on my face and no noise apart from the sheep in the next field bleating every now and again. 

Oh wow. I thought I was the only one with parents living next door to the slaughter house. 

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Just been out to the bin at the front, at the same time as a neighbour and her boyfriend. They seem confused about where their car is... turns out she “forgot to put the bloody handbrake on again”, and the car has rolled backwards down the street, coming to a big denty rest in someone else’s garage door. 
 

It could have been very dangerous but no one got hurt, I’ll add that to the very funny things that cheer you up when emptying bins list :)

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16 minutes ago, It's Your Round said:

Just been out to the bin at the front, at the same time as a neighbour and her boyfriend. They seem confused about where their car is... turns out she “forgot to put the bloody handbrake on again”, and the car has rolled backwards down the street, coming to a big denty rest in someone else’s garage door. 
 

It could have been very dangerous but no one got hurt, I’ll add that to the very funny things that cheer you up when emptying bins list :)

Pics (of his girlfriend) or GTFO 😉

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I have come home tonight to a real life game of Monopoly, I have recieved a Community Chest card through the post.

Or should I say a letter from HSBC stating that they realise I'm no longer a customer but when I was, the level of service they gave me did not meet the correct standards and they are enclosing a cheque for £50

It's ten years since I had an account with them 😂😂

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2 hours ago, It's Your Round said:

Just been out to the bin at the front, at the same time as a neighbour and her boyfriend. They seem confused about where their car is... turns out she “forgot to put the bloody handbrake on again”, and the car has rolled backwards down the street, coming to a big denty rest in someone else’s garage door. 
 

It could have been very dangerous but no one got hurt, I’ll add that to the very funny things that cheer you up when emptying bins list :)

One time I had recently bought a cheap runabout I got a tap on the door to tell me it had rolled down the drive and was sat in the middle of the street :lol: 

 

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That happened to me once . . . the drive at my parents' place is on a gentle slope. Got inside, made a cup of tea, wandered upstairs, idly looked out the front window to see the bastard gently rolling into the middle of the road 🤦‍♂️

Fortunately managed to get out to it before anyone came along, and I don't think anyone saw (it was in the middle of a weekday).

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25 minutes ago, Mjvilla said:

Have to admit that I never appreciated it as a kid, but I live relatively rural and little things like this now mean so much. 

A few years ago, we had a few family members come down from the city to celebrate a kids birthday. Early evening, after the kids had all gone home, the adults were sat on our decking in our very small back garden at the time. Overlooking some lovely views and countryside. Drinking wine.

One of the comments: 'this is lovely, it's like being on holiday'. To us, it was the norm.

I've grown more and more appreciative of living in this area the more I have grown up.

That's how I feel about when I visit Ireland (West Cork)

I've visited at least once a year (often twice and sometimes 3 times) for my entire life. Last year was the first year I can remember when I haven't visited.

As a kid even though I enjoyed going on holiday, I had no appreciation of how beautiful a place it is and how lucky we were to have a house (stayed with my gran) where we could stay for free, more or less, and have all this amazing countryside on our doorstep. The house is on the coast, a 2 minute walk to a beach. It's my favourite place in the world.

But until about 7 or 8 years ago I really didn't appreciate just how great it was to have access to that sort of holiday

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1 minute ago, mjmooney said:

Is he the one who's AEG's mate? 

Yeah, he's visited him a few times in hospital. 

https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/el-ghazi-booking-nouri-tribute-insult-to-football

El Ghazi's booking for Nouri tribute an insult to football and those united by Ajax's tragic hero

  • The Lille player was cautioned for removing his shirt, but the decision lacked common sense and compassion.

 

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14 hours ago, Genie said:

One time I had recently bought a cheap runabout I got a tap on the door to tell me it had rolled down the drive and was sat in the middle of the street :lol: 

 

 

16 hours ago, It's Your Round said:

Just been out to the bin at the front, at the same time as a neighbour and her boyfriend. They seem confused about where their car is... turns out she “forgot to put the bloody handbrake on again”, and the car has rolled backwards down the street, coming to a big denty rest in someone else’s garage door. 
 

It could have been very dangerous but no one got hurt, I’ll add that to the very funny things that cheer you up when emptying bins list :)

 

13 hours ago, HanoiVillan said:

That happened to me once . . . the drive at my parents' place is on a gentle slope. Got inside, made a cup of tea, wandered upstairs, idly looked out the front window to see the bastard gently rolling into the middle of the road 🤦‍♂️

Fortunately managed to get out to it before anyone came along, and I don't think anyone saw (it was in the middle of a weekday).

Happened me too.  Parked up in Tesco on a slight hill and put the handbrake on, but didn't put it in gear.  The pads cooled and shrunk as I was in the shop, and let the wheels roll. Came out and my heart stopped as my car had disappeared. Then I spotted it resting against the recycling bins. It doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened if someone had been lost in their own little world putting bottles in the bank at the time, although I imagine the roll would have been a really really slow one. The lesson I learned that day is located at the end of the first sentence above.

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1 hour ago, Stevo985 said:

I honestly cannot comprehend how bizarre and frightening it would be to wake up from a coma after a significant period of time.

Especially after how bizarre the last few years have been. 

Robin Williams did a great stand up bit about it to. 

 

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