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Reasons to be cheerful 2023

AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,990
New year, new thread. Here's hoping we have many reasons to be cheerful :)

Link to last year, l will ask the mods to close it.
https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1061336/reasons-to-be-cheerful-2022#latest

 
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  • rowlandscastle444rowlandscastle444 KentPosts: 150
    edited 1 January
    I am glad I'm not living in Ukraine.
    I'm cheerful to be able to look out at the garden every day, and see the greenery, the colours, the restfulness.
    I'm grateful that I have a loving family.
    Thank you AnniD
  • Songbird-2Songbird-2 Posts: 486
    Thanks @AnniD for starting a new thread. I noticed today that my double Winky ( Woo) Columbine has started to make an appearance in the border. Have yours come through yet? Can't wait to see them again.
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,990
    No sign of them yet @Songbird-2, the garden did take a bit of a bashing with snow and very low temperatures for a week in early December. At least the bulbs are starting to peek through, that always lifts the spirits  :)
  • Songbird-2Songbird-2 Posts: 486
    Hopefully they come through soon @AnniD. Most of our bulbs are through now, far too early, I just hope they all survive.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,544
    Sunshine!  First time since those appalling cold days in early December tho, perversely, we've had some moonlit nights.   We're off to walk the dogs on a beach and I may just do a NY day+1 flower count.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,482
    Sunshine makes such a difference doesn't it @, enjoy your walk on a beach with the dogs, I'm very envious.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,544
    Thanks @Lizzie27.  We had a lovely time.  I haven't done it since before the new knee so it was extra special and the dogs were quite giddy.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • steveTusteveTu UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)Posts: 2,507
    The article on radio 4 about relics. Love it. Apparently you can create a third class relic by touching it with a higher class relic. Christian relics are authenticated by a bishop (when did that structure start? Pre Constantine - so 100, 200 years after the main event that subsequent relics rely on?) - how did they authenticate them? Relics sell. Hmmmmm. Let me think about that - reminded me of It's a Wonderful Life when the bartender takes the mick out of good old Jimmy S by ringing up multiple times on the cash till - so the bell rang, saying 'hey get me, giving out wings' (paraphrased).

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • steveTusteveTu UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)Posts: 2,507
    ...and that presumably is being serious. Education?
    Wasn't one of the commandments about graven images and idolatry? But presumably 'relics' don't count as they are not images? - so that's ok then.
    I think I'll contact Toby Jones and find out where that cup is, as I could start a nice little earner filling water bottles from it.
    If this wasn't so laughable I'd have posted it on the curmudge thread...

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
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