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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Aug 19th 2012, 9:36 pm
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And you weren't dreaming?
no just shivering in the rink.......
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Old Aug 19th 2012, 9:38 pm
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no just shivering in the rink.......
and you can smile whilst shivering - brrrrr
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
The city still makes my heart go pit-a-pat, every time I'm there. I usually stay with my sister in Winchester, and take the train in, and I'm still made happy just by pulling into Waterloo station.

HTML Code:
EARTH has not anything to show more fair: 
   Dull would he be of soul who could pass by 
   A sight so touching in its majesty: 
This City now doth like a garment wear 
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, 
   Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie 
   Open unto the fields, and to the sky; 
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. 
Never did sun more beautifully steep 
   In his first splendour valley, rock, or hill; 
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! 
   The river glideth at his own sweet will: 
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; 
   And all that mighty heart is lying still!
Etc.

Good old Wordsworth, eh?
On the first day of the games, they showed an overhead shot of the London River in the morning sun, I found myself reciting that sonnet, I remembered almost all of it too. The events around the parks almost had me homesick, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens were my backyard.
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Red tailed black cockatoos flying over my office just now - my favourite parrots
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For you Sultan. I've enjoyed these two for some time.






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The $5 a visit doc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19289230
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Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
The city still makes my heart go pit-a-pat, every time I'm there. I usually stay with my sister in Winchester, and take the train in, and I'm still made happy just by pulling into Waterloo station.

HTML Code:
EARTH has not anything to show more fair: 
   Dull would he be of soul who could pass by 
   A sight so touching in its majesty: 
This City now doth like a garment wear 
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, 
   Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie 
   Open unto the fields, and to the sky; 
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. 
Never did sun more beautifully steep 
   In his first splendour valley, rock, or hill; 
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! 
   The river glideth at his own sweet will: 
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; 
   And all that mighty heart is lying still!
Etc.

Good old Wordsworth, eh?
I feel the same way when I see photos of Belfast, especially now with all the new improvements and buildings in the city.

My home town, too, every time I see a photo of Carrickfergus Castle, especially on a mildly grey and wet day, I instantly start to taste the salt water in the air and have an almost tangible need to be walking along the sea front with a chip butty warming my hands.

And yes, good old Wordsworth - him and Philip Larkin were the only two poets I remember enjoying (and indeed using in my GCSE exam) during English Lit

Yep - those two are brilliant. Gabriella is a guitarist and percussionist rolled into one! I love their stuff.
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I could do with one of those. My spelling sucks.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Yep - those two are brilliant. Gabriella is a guitarist and percussionist rolled into one! I love their stuff.

And they started out on this path busking on street corners in Ireland.
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And they started out on this path busking on street corners in Ireland.
Yeah I heard about that.
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Yeah I heard about that.
It's almost hypnotic watching her hand combining percussion beats and that 4 finger strum of hers.
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It's almost hypnotic watching her hand combining percussion beats and that 4 finger strum of hers.
Yeah, it's interesting to watch. She, of course, makes it look easy ...
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