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  • posted by SunnyB
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    SG, hope you get to make your UK trip in July. Huge well done on the scales victory and I know your BG has benefited from your efforts too. Happy painting!
    Figured it’s time to log a few more positives ….
    ๐Ÿธ great date night on Friday … meal was top notch, even if I say so myself๐Ÿคญ, not a duff course amongst them and the cocktail was a winner too.
    ๐ŸŒฑ young plants are now in the new mini greenhouse.
    ๐ŸŒท potted up a few plants to share with a friend, she gifted me a lovely hosta recently.
    ๐Ÿ“ฑgood chat with friend in India, pleased to say he’s has one vaccination and has the follow up next month. Was a relief to hear at him quite upbeat this time.
    Hope you have all had a very positive weekend.

  • posted by Busybee
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    Just popping in to say hello and glad to see the old gang still feeling positive.
    Iโ€™m doing ok with my no weigh no diet way of life and feel freer (?) and calmer.
    Love to you all
    B X

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    Merry Monday everyone! Hows everyone today? Good to catch up on all the news and to see my twin,BUSYBEE,here!XX
    My news..
    *~ Looking forward to taking my new neighbourโ€™s little dog Ted for a walk. Heโ€™s elderly,so am I,he doesnโ€™t like to go far,Iโ€™m not great on my pins..we should get along fine!
    *~ DD and SIL have booked a little break in Wales,middle of nowhere,no WiFi. Going near the end of June. Iโ€™ll be looking after my furry friend Ziggy Stardust while theyโ€™re gone.
    *~ Have just ordered said furry friend a new cat basket! Canโ€™t wait for it to come. Tho he probably will ignore it and continue to climb into any empty boxes or bags that happen to be lying around. He has got too big to get into his tweedy โ€œhouseโ€ any more…he has to back into it and then gets stuck! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Another week begins,hope itโ€™s a good one for all of us! XX
    A young friend mentioned this in an email to me yesterday..(.we were discussing him being too critical of himself at times)
    โ€œ Donโ€™t compare your inside to somebody elseโ€™s outsideโ€ ..What a good thought. I wish I had been as wise at 28 as he is!

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    Belatedly just realised we’ve flipped over to a new page on the Positives thread ….. well done us!!!!!
    Yowser, loving you furry friend positives and the wise words from your young friend.
    Busy, glad your no weigh/no diet approach is making you feel more positive.
    Missed posting positives yesterday, so need to find a few for today …..
    ๐ŸŒฑ four little plug aquiligia arrived today … they’re having a drink and will be potted up tomorrow to go in the new greenhouse for a little while.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ made plans for DD, her fiance and our grandson to come to dinner on Thursday, first get together in months.
    ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ seem to be really in the zone with meditation at the moment, have had a few really good sessions over the last few days.

    Nothing else springs instantly to mind, other than being thankful friends and family remain covid free and all getting vaccination when offered.

    Please do take a moment to tell us about your positive/s, it will help uplift someone else too. Have a good evening everyone.

  • posted by ADD6605
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    Sorry I havenโ€™t posted as often as I had intended but I still enjoy reading everyone elseโ€™s positives๐Ÿ˜€I have some myself for today:
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Got my hair cut and coloured today.Itโ€™s long overdue so was a real treat.Iโ€™ve decided to make the most of my natural curls so had lots of layers cut in which bring them out more.
    ๐ŸŽ‰ Only 3 more days of tests until DD breaks up for 14 weeks until starting 6th form
    ๐Ÿคž Have bought a fitbit and am going to start using a new fitness log pad and meal planner notebook from tomorrow so hoping that will give my willpower a bit of a boost!
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Have managed to get another visit booked to see my dad in his care home so hoping I get to see him this time,itโ€™s not until 5th June so hoping nothing happens to stop visit before then๐Ÿคž

    Dawn X

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    Dawn, always happy to see you posting here. How lovely to have a pamper at the hairdressers. My hairdresser is in Turkey so I still have to wait a bit before I can see him. Meanwhile, I took scissors to my locks myself again a couple of days ago. Hope you have a great visit with your Dad.
    Okay, let’s see what positives I can find for today …
    ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‘’ the sun had his hat on today …. yippee!!!
    ๐ŸŒน thanks to the weather being a bit warmer, two of my roses have begun to bloom.
    ๐ŸงŠ bought a stylish glass ice bucket for ยฃ2.50 in a charity shop.
    ๐ŸŒฑ potted up the baby aquiligia which arrived yesterday.
    Simple pleasures, but they’ve all given me a lift today. Hope something in your day, has done the same for you … do tell us about it.

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Hi folks! Nice to catch up here on all the upbeat news๐Ÿฅณ
    My contribution…
    *~ Took new neighbours little dog for a walk. My new friend Teddy likes to stop and have a really long sniff at everything,but itโ€™s great coz while he does I can enjoy seeing the dandelions,daisies,buttercups etc that are everywhere right now. Good to stop and appreciate the moment.
    *~ DD and SIL are going out this evening ..what we call โ€œ going over the waterโ€..over the Mersey to beautiful Wirral. Going to have chippy tea at the seaside. Iโ€™ve told them to give BUSYBEE a wave!
    *~ Warm today. Iโ€™m now indoors for the rest of the day so Iโ€™ve got my new cool and soft nightie on..pretty enough to be a dress really.
    Happy weekend everyone!๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ

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    Hi Yowzer and I hope your DD and SIL enjoyed their visit to our lovely Wirral. After a cloudy day yesterday we woke to a beautiful warm sunny day and I intend to just sit in the garden with the papers and enjoy the moment.
    Have a great weekend everyone
    X B

  • posted by SunnyB
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    Yowser, how lovely to get a little share in your neighbour’s little dog.
    Busy, hope you enjoyed your leisurely day in the sun.

    Sorry for being AWOL for a few days. Not really sure why, but regardless, here are some positives now ….
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Thursday, got to see DD and family. Have plans now to see g/son for lunch on Tuesday and her for lunch on Wed.
    ๐ŸŒž at last the weather seems to have changed, with warm sunny days ….. actually wore a scrappy top today.
    ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ good session in the garden today, trimmed two lilac trees, potted on some tiny plug plants and sieved a few kg soil. Finished off with redoubling slug protection where necessary, spraying roses and watering the pots that needed it.
    ๐ŸŽถ friend has released an album and it’s already showing well on Amazon charts …. really excited for him, it’s been 5yrs in the making.

    It’s been a good weekend so far, hoping for another sunny day tomorrow and more garden time. Hope your weekend has been a good one, whatever you are doing. Do take a moment to tell us about some of your high points… we’d love to read about them.

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    Can hardly believe this run of warm sunny days …. not that I’m complaining. Actually, guess that is the first positive for today.
    ๐Ÿฝ took g/son to lunch today … lovely to sit down together and catch up. Pleased to say he’s upbeat and did well in his assessments before college broke for half term.
    ๐ŸŒฑ getting some gardening time every day at the moment …. bliss.
    ๐ŸŒน roses are starting to bloom at last … two shrubs putting on a good show, with lots of other bushes to share their flowers soon.
    Well, those are my little pluses at the moment, please do share yours with us too. Have a lovely evening everyone.

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    Iโ€™ve been AWOL for a while, nice to catch up on positives and add some of my own.
    – held brother made it up for a few days and managed to pick glorious weather. So a wee impromptu day off work yesterday to spend some time climbing a big hill with him. Cracking day.
    – had good enough weather to inspire the garden again. Dug a wee bed for 3 fruit bushes we were given and got them planted and watered.
    – qualified the wee horse for national champs and pretty confident we might actually get there this time (scared to say that out loud – horses can very easily ruin plans) fingers crossed.
    – work calmed down a bit after a full in few weeks. Still having to manage phased return to work and all the challenges but getting there.
    – friends and family mostly doing well. Had the chance to catch up with a few people abs he a little but sociable.
    – still loving getting out running and Iโ€™ve got a really good crazy running buddy. Makes me smile.

    ๐Ÿฅฐ

  • posted by SunnyB
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    Good to see you back, Julz. Sounds like you’re plenty busy!
    Few positives from my little corner ….
    ๐Ÿฝ lovely lunch with DD today, at a favourite restaurant and I’ve booked a table for myself and OH for next week.
    ๐ŸŒฑ at last my baby hellibores have arrive. They are enjoying a good drink, before being potted up tomorrow.
    ๐Ÿ made a bee drinking station, with a shallow bowl and some pebbles.
    ๐ŸŒง a good dose of rain here today, just what the garden has been wanting.

    Whatever you have been doing today, hope there have been some positives sprinkled through.

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    Okay, let’s see what positives I can find for today, feel sure there must be some ….
    ๐Ÿช made some very yummy nut and seed crackers, which go very nicely with the Gentleman’s Relish which has just arrived.
    ๐ŸŒผ potted up some plants for my Mum …. we go to visit my parents tomorrow for the weekend.
    ๐Ÿ’ฆ gave the whole garden a good water, as we’ll be away until Monday.
    That will do for today I think … enjoy your evening everyone and please post a positive or two when you have a moment.

  • posted by ADD6605
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    Have had a stressful few weeks for various reasons so havenโ€™t got round to posting but have a big positive today..

    ๐ŸŽ‰ I finally got to visit my Dad last night in his care home and hold his hand after a long 14 months.He is painfully thin which was quite shocking at first and his voice was weak but my sister and I spent a precious hour with him for which I will always be grateful.He knew us straightaway and chatted about football mostly,about how he played when he was young and about various players from the local team over the last few years.I was relieved my sister was with me as sheโ€™s a football fan whereas I know nothing and it seems to be one of the few things he remembers.we will hopefully be able to book another visit soon๐Ÿคž
    ๐ŸŽ‚DDs 16th birthday tomorrow and,because we are only allowed 6 people for indoor gatherings and canโ€™t be sure of the weather for outdoor gatherings,we are not having our usual family gathering but are spreading the celebrations over 4 days and seeing different groups on different days so put balloons etc up yesterday morning and had a lovely time with my mum,sister,b-I-l and their dog(who is our dogโ€™s half sister) m-I-l and f-I-l coming round today,our closest family friends tomorrow and DDs friends on Tuesday.Once all restrictions end(canโ€™t see the happening on 21st June) we will arrange a proper family get together hopefully.
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž Weather has been fabulous for last few days,hoping it continues,Sunny I eventually got my dahlias potted up!
    Thatโ€™s all for me from now.Even though I havenโ€™t been posting Iโ€™m still reading posts daily.Dawn X

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    Iโ€™ve thought of another positive!
    DD and I had a lovely day shopping on Friday for first time in ages(including clothes shopping for her and we didnโ€™t argue once๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ ) ๐Ÿ˜€
    Dawn X

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Hi folks,just had to drop by to say to DAWN,Iโ€™m so glad youโ€™ve seen yr Dad! And Happy Birthday to your daughter! Sweet sixteen ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ! Oh what I wd give to be sixteen again!!! Enjoy your celebrations and I know what you mean about shopping etc with teens..they can be hard work! But soon turn into lovely adults when that phase passes!
    My positives…
    *~ Had a good week food wise,making good choices,deffo feel slimmer!
    *~ Saturday we had a beer in the sunshine,lovely outside venue and great choice of beers,I only had half a pint,donโ€™t think it did too much damage.
    *~ Donโ€™t know if itโ€™s the Huel meal replacements ( only having one a day at the moment,plus a meal) but two people told me I looked glowing this weekend! No idea why,I feel like the wreck of the Hesperus as in the midst of an insomnia phase which seems to be going on and on..but not complaining. Being retired,at least I donโ€™t have to face a days work after no sleep….And itโ€™s lovely to see the sunrise at this time of year. Loving the early dawns and going for a walk at about ten pm,twilight!
    SUNNYB …thanks for keeping this thread going,โค๏ธ sorry I havenโ€™t been around much lately!

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    Dawn, so pleased you got to see your Dad and have a lovely time with your daughter hope her birthday has been special. Really hope you get to see your Dad again soon. Pleased to hear you got the dahlia planted.
    Yowser, well done on being so upbeat, despite ongoing insomnia. Don’t think I’d be finding positives if I were lacking sleep! Hope you get some proper sleep and rest soon.
    Plenty of positives to report…..
    ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿ‘ด lovely visit with parents … so lovely to spend time with them and be able to hug them.
    ๐Ÿ˜€ also saw my son and got to hug him too … he does a good line in hugs! There’s never been a time when he’s shied away from hugging his Mum, even in his teens.
    ๐Ÿš— good journey home today, surprisingly little traffic.
    ๐Ÿ’ came home with lots of new plants, some of which I’d left with my Mum last September including a fabulous peony and some gifted from her including a young plant she rooted from one that previously belonged to my Nan.
    ๐ŸŒน while I was away, three more rose bushes and the water iris have started to bloom.
    Hope whatever you did this weekend, there were plenty of positives for you. Do please tell us about them if you can spare a moment. Have a wonderful week everyone.

  • posted by SunnyB
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    Just popping in to post a few positives after a pleasant day ….
    ๐ŸŒž lovely sunny day, very much appreciating having fine weather, after all the grey and rain of last month.
    ๐ŸŒฑ enjoyed some gardening time, potted up some plants and refreshed three small troughs. Still plenty to do, so will be back out there again at some point tomorrow, after getting some more compost.
    ๐ŸŒธ looks like I’ve successfully resuscitated DD’s orchid … old leaves looking much less wrinkled and it has a new leaf beginning to emerge.
    Whatever you have been doing today, hope it brought some positives for you and maybe you’ll take a moment to tell us about them.

  • posted by florob85
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    Sunny how did you revive an orchid? Iโ€™ve been fighting to revive one for months and it doesnโ€™t seem to be doing much!

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    Hi Lauren, assuming it’s a hydration issue … wrinkling leaves …. this is what to do.
    Often when leaves are dehydrated, the root system is compromised.
    Remove the orchid from it’s pot and cut away all dead root, even if that is the entire root system which was in the medium.
    Make tea in a container large enough to sit the orchid in, submerge the aerial roots if there are few or no other roots.
    Leave in the tea solution for 12hrs, then remove and allow to dry out for 12hrs. Repeat this process for a few days, until the leaves show improvement.
    Repot in to fresh orchid medium, water and feed as normal.
    Hope that helps๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ™‚

  • posted by florob85
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    Thanks Sunny, I would never think to use tea! I shall give it a shot

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    It’s s method I found on YouTube, but I’ve used it a few times and it’s worked fine. Good luck with yours, Lauren.

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    Hi everyone and thanks Sunny and Yowzer,,earliest time slot free to next see my Dad is 19th June but that will be nice as itโ€™s the day befor Fathers Day.Yowzer it sounds like you are doing really well food wise,hopefully that will be me soon!Sunny Iโ€™m pleased you have been having some lovely family hugs.Some positives for today…
    ๐ŸŽ‰DD has has thoroughly enjoyed her 4 day birthday celebrations but I am quite looking forward to getting back to โ€˜normalโ€™ life tomorrow!
    ๐ŸŒผ Some dahlias which I potted up last week have started sprouting through the soil already
    ๐Ÿ™‚ I spent time with my closest friend and her (grown up)daughter today and weโ€™ve all committed to losing weight and getting to our goals this year.We are all doing it differently but will be supporting each other.
    I will try to post more positives tomorrow! Dawn X

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    Pleased that you have another visit with your Dad arranged, Dawn. Something nice for you both to look forward to. Glad your DD has enjoyed extended birthday, but I’m sure you’ll be pleased to have thinks return to normal. Good news about the dahlia and your new support system.

    Positives from me today …..
    ๐ŸŒž weekly shop done and also bought 6 more bags of compost, ready to set up new planters at the weekend.
    ๐Ÿ bumble bees are loving my new peony.
    โ˜˜ OH has agreed we can let the centre of our ‘lawn’ do it’s own thing, a bit like a wild meadow. I’m thrilled, as it is really becoming it’s own little eco-system and I’m going to add some other wild flower seed to it too.
    ๐Ÿฝ date night meal planned, although this week it will be on Saturday, as OH is taking me out to dine on Friday.
    What was your positive from today? Do come and tell us! Have a great evening folks.

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    Time for some positives …..
    ๐Ÿ˜€ have rediscovered ‘Gentleman’s Relish’ … not to everyone’s taste, but I’m very fond of it.
    ๐ŸŒน taking time to smell the roses…. literally …. and they smell heavenly!
    ๐Ÿช made another batch of almond crackers with seeds, very tasty …. a few of them with some peanut butter made up lunch.
    Just simple pleasures, but it’s finding joy in the little things, which helps us to see our lives are blessed.

    Please let us know about the good things which have come your way.

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    A busy weekend has kept me from posting positives, but I’m here now to share a few ….
    ๐Ÿฝ dined out at a fav restaurant with OH on Friday and then did date night at home on Saturday, two lovely evenings.
    ๐ŸŒฑ some time gardening on Sunday, setting up a couple of new planters and tidying troughs in the front garden.
    ๐ŸŒœon Saturday it was such a warm evening, we sat in the garden until 10.30pm.
    ๐ŸŒž heard over the weekend, that at last the builders have been able to start our build project in Turkey.
    ๐ŸŒนmy roses are really flowering well now, with over half of them blooming at the moment. I adore my roses๐Ÿ˜
    That will do for me at the moment, really hope you have all found some positives over the weekend. Please do share a few with us if you can find a moment to post …. will look forward to reading about them.

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    Howdy folks! Just checking in with some quick positives! WowzerYowzer,weโ€™re almost halfway thru the year already! How did that happen?
    *~ Had a nice decaf coffee yesterday,and ( ahem! ) half a scone, sitting in the Bean There cafe on the corner of Penny Lane watching the world go by,then we sat in the park enjoying the trees and flowers. These days,because we go out so much less than we did in the โ€œbeforeโ€ world,we really appreciate every little outing.
    *~ Making the most of this last week of the longest days. Having evening walks. Last night DD and I had a stroll and were joined by our cat. So cute padding along next to us!
    *~ Today having a lovely lazy and chilled day at home catching up on reading my cheapo books courtesy of eBay!
    Good news SUNNY re your Turkish build,and DAWN,not long til you see yr Dad on the 19th๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
    Thought for the day..
    โ€˜ Forget the mistake,Remember the lessonโ€™ ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป XXXX

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    Yowser, good to see you posting and very upbeat. Really sobering that from next week, the days start to get shorter again. How cute that the cat joined you and DD on your walk! Great quote by the way.

    So let’s see what little positives I can find for today …
    โฐ this one is quite is sort of ongoing, but I’ve recently acknowlwdged that as we are ‘retired’, we no longer have to be woken by an alarm each morning. A much nicer way to start a new day … bliss! It is a rarity now, to have to resort to alarms.
    ๐ŸŒผ sowed the wild flower seeds in our ‘mini meadow’ this evening …. fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป some take.
    ๐Ÿฅ˜ made some rather yummy dal, as a side for dinner this evening.
    If something has made you smile today, please come and tell us about it.

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