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#737745 What made you smile today?

Posted The silver washingup fairy on 27 August 2013 - 11:51 pm

Starting off a journey with Richard that will end up with us becoming a family of more than just us 2 and the bunnies.

Now just to get through all the red tape of the adoption process.

#734339 What made you smile today?

Posted Gold Joinee Twinkle on 10 October 2012 - 09:31 pm

Mini T got an absolutely outstanding report from her teacher at Parents' Evening :)

He said that she is well above average across the board, but in particular her writing projects are considerably above average and the trend line indicates that her progress is going to accelerate.  He says that her work is not only technically great, but also consistently interesting to read which marks it as being something really quite special :)

I am so very very proud of her.  She works hard and has seen an awesome result. :D :D :D

#705330 where has it came from and what does it mean?!

Posted joinee danni on 20 September 2010 - 04:14 pm

On my profile page a little green box has appeared saying 'Karma: 6 Neutral'

Should I be happy that my karma is 6?! what does this mean?!

#736040 What made you smile today?

Posted Poohbah (Gsq) on 12 February 2013 - 08:24 pm

My smiles are:


Getting to see Danni and Siobhan this weekend for fun and silliness

The boy. Who treats me the way you lot have always told me boys should treat me. :wub:

#700504 What Made You Smile Today?

Posted PJ Wopunga (GA) on 29 June 2010 - 02:08 pm

I got a 2:1!!! I'm going to graduate! Squee!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

#736100 What made you smile today?

Posted Gold Joinee Mhairi on 21 February 2013 - 07:22 pm

i delivered a baby! with my hands!! a real one!!

#733316 What made you smile today?

Posted PJ Hannah B-R on 13 August 2012 - 01:20 pm

When I was around 20 I started getting painful cystic acne on my face.  I went on dianette which helped a little, giving up smoking helped even more, generally getting older helped even more.  I still had spots, but hey - I was in my 20s, that was ok.

When I was 28, and my migraines became monthly I came off the pill. My cystic acne proceeded to get worse. And worse. And worse. I tried everything, and hoped that it would settle as my hormones settled. It didn't.

In December, on the train home from Karmageddon, I WEPT and Jamie resolved we were going to sort this out.

8 months, several diets, a course of antibiotics, and ultimately 20 weeks on Isotretinoin (Roaccutane), the dermatologist has just told me that, aged 30 and a half, I no longer have acne.

I could cry. In fact I have. It's amazing. AMAZING.

#717633 Karma

Posted Poohbah (Gsq) on 23 February 2011 - 10:35 pm

You can't see what you got Karma points for though, can you? I mean, once that particular post has disappeared into the forum.

I apparently have excellent karma (I imagine Bill and Ted telling me this), but I don't know why.


#705667 Virtue is its own reward...

Posted Gaz on 21 September 2010 - 07:31 pm

A few weeks ago we had a postcard delivered for a couple who I assumed were previous tenants of our house back when it was a rental property. I didn't recognise the name, but the card was from a friend of theirs who'd obviously had a hard time a while back and had been travelling the world after their partner had died. We didn't have an address for them, but the people had a surname that wasn't that common so I had a look on Google and found someone with the same name as the chap working at Warwick uni. I emailed him and it turned out to be the right person, so I wrote the new address on the card, popped it in the post box, and didn't think anything more of it.

Tonight, his wife came round and dropped off a box of chocolates to say thanks for putting them back in touch with their friend :)

#736868 New member

Posted grems on 11 June 2013 - 07:30 pm

Hi Guys . Very new to this . Just noticed in the forums section that there are very old posts under ROK's ! Just wondering if anybody was still out there !

Just did my first ROK  on Fri 7 th , June where I was staying in a Premmier and visited the Table Table restaurant for breakfaast . Nice quiet table i thought , just me .
In came three young mothers with toddler each ! Quiet ? No !!
I turned my thougths to be a positive one , and anonymously paid for their Breakfast's - £ 24 ! Good feeling !!

#736734 Your first time

Posted Joinee Serena on 23 May 2013 - 08:28 pm

First Friday as a joinee, tomorrow. LilyDusk (Lily) and I have prepared coloured good morning messages to leave on people's door and cars in the morning. It will be fun, I think. Need a good idea for next week! Have a nice evening, joinees!

#734629 Karmageddon 11

Posted SJ Lipinski on 30 October 2012 - 07:51 pm

*a wild joinee appeared!*
I shall be coming, nothing shall get in my way as it has the past few years. Me and my faithful sign shall definitely be there!

P.s hello everyone, it's been a long time hasn't it? Hope you're all well :)

#734541 What made you smile today?

Posted HRH Gold Joinee Sheli on 23 October 2012 - 06:11 pm

Craig! He brought my make up bag to work so I didn't have to face parents evening looking like a hag.

And when I got home I discovered he had bought me a wheelie crate so I don't have to carry a huge heavy bag of books to and from school every day.

And now he is cooking tea, and not complaining that I have come in and flopped on the sofa :D

He is awesome!

#717613 Karma

Posted Gold Joinee Abad on 23 February 2011 - 04:47 pm

I believe nobody uses the little + and - icons on the right of the posts for good or bad karma, why not? I think it's a good way to show you've read something and liked it but you don't really have much more to add..

And also.. where is this 'karma' shown in the forum? it accumulates per user or something?

thank you :)

#713312 best present

Posted PJ Hannah B-R on 10 December 2010 - 02:42 pm

On our first valentine's day living together Jamie didn't have a job and had NOOOO money. So he bought two packets of tissue paper, one green, one red, and made me a dozen roses.

It's still the absolute best present he's ever given me. I love them. They are sat fading on top of our bookshelf and are probably covered in dust :)

#737428 The future of the forum

Posted joinee_doug on 12 August 2013 - 10:52 pm

I bloody love this forum.  I've 'met' so many smart, kind, clever people that I never would have, left to my own devices. It's a kind of secret spot where I can go and plunk rocks into the deep spots of the creek and just relax a bit, and the mods, past and present, are like the good-natured fishing wardens whose job it is to make sure nobody's fishing with dynamite.  Or something like that.  Anyway, I'm grateful for all involved.  And it provides an outlet for my sometimes riparian wit.

#736540 What made you smile today?

Posted Poohbah (Gsq) on 25 April 2013 - 05:55 pm

Thanks to my dad, i'm now the proud owner of a pretty yellow MINI :) Hopefully it'll be delivered in the next week or so. Fiiiinally got my MINI!

Also, I had my lunch on a swing in a park in the sunshine. It was awesome.

#734739 What made you smile today?

Posted PJ Hannah B-R on 05 November 2012 - 09:48 pm

I was on 'your call' - a 3 minute interview on the Sunday breakfast show on radio 3 this week. A colleague at the radio asked me to do it as they wanted someone from the north east. I just had to pick a piece of classical music and explain why.

I picked the Sanctus from Verdi requiem - a work I studied for a month in Germany with 150 under 25s from all over the world. Our last performance was in Berlin the day the twin towers came down. I talked about it, and why the crazily joyful Sanctus - which we left out that night - is so special to me.

They had huge amounts of texts and emails about my call and have put it forward for radio 4 pick of the week. I'm dead chuffed.

#731544 my 1st good friday

Posted jones on 27 April 2012 - 08:16 pm

hello all, finished the book this week and decided to give this ago, joined up the other day and this was my first good friday, with mixed results, i was in ikea and placed a little led light i was planning on buying on top of a table i was looking at, when a young women picked it up after a second of looking at it she said is this your am sorry where do u get them from, i described how to get back to where i had picked it up, she told me she couldnt really be bothered going all that way, so as my first random act of kindness i said you can take that one, i dnt mind going back for another, she said it doesn't work, i said its batteries not included, she asked why, i said i dnt no i think u can get some near the check out, she told me she wouldn't buy one unless she could see it working, i said you can see one working where they all are, she asked if i could get her one, i said i could but the ones that work are glued to the display she told me to forget it and stormed off, trying to be nice is hard, and hilarious, on the up side an old women was struggling to get a load of stuff to her car so i just pushed her heavy trolly to it, she said thanks RESULT!,

#724574 RIP Amy Winehouse

Posted PJ Hannah B-R on 25 July 2011 - 08:14 am

And how quick to judge social networking is.  I was horrified by how many people seemed to think it was ok to say she "deserved it", or to have a massive go at those affected by her death for "not caring about Norway".

She didn't deserve to die. She caused her own death, almost without a doubt (coroner's report pending), in the way the majority of addicts who die cause their own death, but people saying "well she had it coming and we shouldn't be surprised / get upset" angered me beyond belief.  Every addict's death is a horribly sad and avoidable occurrence if this country could get to grip with it's attitude towards addicts and addiction.

And, although her death is a tiny percentage of the level of tragedy that happened in Norway this weekend (which, in turn, is a tiny percentage of the tragedy of the famine in Africa right now...), it will, completely naturally, have meant a huge amount more to a lot of people. People use music as a huge emotional crutch, particularly when it's someone like Amy who's music has depth and soul behind it. You can't be having a go at those people for being more devastated about losing someone that meant something to them.

I lost my CD of Frank, and for some reason only listened to Back to Black on youtube or spotify, so that has been rectified this morning. There's a bit in the pot for Mitch and Janis.