Monday, 21 September 2015

I Can Be Happy


What things Makes Me Happy? - to balance out my negative list of a few days ago
( not including husband, family, friends and animals)

Sainsbury's Scotch Eggs ( 1£ for 2)
Making Lists
Duck billed platypuses
Lisa Tarbuck
Very cold gin and tonic with ice and lemon ( in a glass)
Lemon Curd in cold rice pudding
Cloud watching
Thinking that The Walking Dead is real
Singing badly
1970 disaster movies
Russell Crowe's Buttocks
Tidy worktops
Watching Movies in an empty cinema
Being kissed by bulldogs
Fresh Flowers in vases at home
Kay Scarpetta novels
Chatsworth House
Clean sheets
Mary Berry
The smell of silver polish
Getting my head and/or feet massaged
Baking
My American coffee cup
Occassional rumpy pumpy
Northern humour
Blog mate banter
Art Deco Interiors
Genuiningly nice people with big hearts

Mad sue bates....a work colleague with a big heart
Great photos ( see above)
A day without any minor trauma
Dogs licking  my toes
Wood burner and low lighting
Working with sweet natured people
The Archers
Kirsty Young
Audrey Hepburn & Bette Davis movies
Popping bubble wrap
Thunder storms
Sheffield reunions
New York City
Reading the news on the toilet
Being married


48 comments:

  1. What an excellent list. YOU make me happy. Happy dogs make me happy. Willy Dunne Wooters. Playing classical music on the piano. Singing along to the Janis Joplin album I bought when I was in sixth grade, or maybe fifth. My kids. Jimmy Stewart. That by the time my kids were six and twelve, both could imitate Jimmy Stewart. Frida Kahlo. Sylvia Plath. Emily Dickinson. Andy Warhol. Good stories told by interesting people. Writing poetry..

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. What's the latest news on the toilet? Is it going to be ok? Nice list, liked the 'occasional rumpy pumpy',......yeah, right! I have had a spat with my two male gay friends (I hate labelling them but if I don't folks might think I'm having some sort of menage-a-trois, which I very clearly am not!). I was at the receiving end of a particularly vicious diatribe from one of them, totally unwarranted and has left me rather upset by it all. These things do not make me happy.

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    1. Best to run away from queeny strops...they will calm down eventually x

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  3. This list made me happy.

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  4. You are one happy fella, John! I am happy to have met you!!

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    1. Dito jimbo...
      Dont forget my unhappy list of a few days ago....i can be a mean fucker

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    2. I can see you getting angry if it's deserved and you're pushed really hard, but mean?

      Mean people do things for the pleasure of causing pain and ruckus; I know mean - you are not mean.

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  5. You would love working with me but I can't keep the sweet nature up for long 😳
    Ps the bro definitely has had another stroke with a clot present 😕

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    1. Email me jane if you need a chat
      jgsheffield@hotmail.com
      X

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    2. Aww bless you, thanks x

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  6. Bubble wrap is fun.

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  7. "Very cold gin and tonic with ice and lemon ( in a glass)" - HELL YEAH!

    I am happy to know you also!

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  8. Great list...How was your blogging presentation?
    I think I'll go back to mine and see if I can come up with my own list...I'm definitely in need of more"happy."

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  9. I think we would have the best time working together , I think we would laugh ourselves sick .

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  10. A wonderful list.

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  11. I love Mary Berry and even more so since I saw her in " who do you think you are " . Heartbreaking at times as she learnt about her family . Tragically one of her great great grandparents deposited his wife and five children in the work house where three of the small children died, terribly sad . Gosh and I just got off the the subject of things that ale you happy.... Xxxx

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  12. Well ale may make you happy .... Bloody autocorrect.

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  13. A nice full list, John. I'm glad there are so many things that make you happy, and that they are fairly easily obtained.

    I'll join you for a G & T!
    plufrompdx

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  14. I can't argue with any of that.

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  15. Your list made me happy.

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  16. Great list, but what about a cat purring? X

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    1. Albert seldom purrs
      He thinks hes a dog

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  17. Your list made me smile!

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  18. gin and tonics have to be made with limes, not lemons. i don't think russel crowes butt is what it used to be. but none of ours are.

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  19. Always thought that I would get along well with you, but now that I know that Kay Scarpetta novels make you happy, well, that just clinches the deal!!! I am impatiently waiting for the next new one. -Jenn

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  20. Not the toes, noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  21. List making is good, it helps concentrate the mind. I have no idea what the photo is, but is that Cliff Richard?

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    1. No..its sue bates.. She is a woman i work with

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    2. Please apologise to her on my behalf, unless, of course, she really does resemble Cliff Richard.

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  22. I kinda figured you for a list maker. It takes one to know one, you know.
    You would love Jill, DH calls her "The drive by licker" because every time she passes him, she has to lick him.

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  23. An interesting list - and I can identify with almost everything on it.

    Except I've never had a Scotch Egg (what the hell do I know - I'm an American) and - so far as I can remember - I've never had a dog lick my toes.

    My cats bite my toes.....

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  24. That is such a good list and good to know that it's the small things in life that matter for you. I would have to add roses to any list of mine, and Phil Rickman novels, and I'll let you keep the Gin and Tonic (yuk!)

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  25. I read on AOL that bubble wrap is going to be made 'unpoppable'. (Obviously we were having too much free fun with it).

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  26. a lovely list. I concede that Russell Crowe IS an arse, but that's all. Having just watched Hedwig and the Angry Inch for the manyith time, I think John Cameron Mitchell has the best male butt I've seen in many a long year. And I strongly feel that a lot of happiness can be gained from looking at a nice male butt ;-)

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  27. You need a few more items on the list to round it up to fifty. May I suggest:-
    Swimming with dolphins
    Competing in triathalons
    Climbing active volcanoes
    Kayaking in and out of sea caves during a storm
    Bingo
    Stork margarine sandwiches

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  28. I am so glad I have read this list as I have never thought of putting lemon curd in rice pudding - I love lemon curd and love rice pudding - why have I never done this - thank you!

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    1. will add to my list of happy things, too.

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  29. Love toe washes - those are the best! :)

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  30. Lemon curd in cold rice pudding? Now that sounds tasty, I must give it a try. I'm with you on Art Deco interiors - Art Deco anything in fact. And I love thunderstorms, I love the sheer drama and noise and light.

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  31. Clean sheets and Audrey Hepburn movies - definitely.
    Personally I'd substitute the smell of silver polish for the smell of a well-tuned two-stroke motorbike.

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  32. G&Ts give me a headache, so you can have the gin, and i'll toast with some Scotch. I like your list very much and I also have you to thank for unearthing my love for Scotch eggs.

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  33. Lovely happy list. I was born on the same day as Mary Berry and I bake. Maybe I would make you happy too?!!!

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  34. my heart smiles to find anothe Kay Scarpetta lover! Are they not the best!!!:)

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  35. my heart smiles to find anothe Kay Scarpetta lover! Are they not the best!!!:)

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