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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Teisetrotter » Mon Nov 05, 2012 22:54 pm

A perfect pint of bitter in a perfect English pub

The sound of a wine cork being pulled followed by the glug glug sound of the first glass being poured

Sitting down to a Sunday Lunch guilt free after a three hour ride

Ohhhh there are so many.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby nunowoolmez » Tue Nov 06, 2012 09:18 am

Opening the curtains to find it has been snowing & it is still all settled & unspoilt. A bit childish, but some boys never grow up you know!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby MaxwellBygraves » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:06 am

Teisetrotter wrote:
Sitting down to a Sunday Lunch guilt free after a three hour ride



Think this is one of the best, pigging out after beasting yourself on the bike, can't beat it!
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby y33stu » Tue Nov 06, 2012 13:42 pm

Mrs Stu always having the dinner on the go before I get home.

A tailwind. At any point in time.

Improving my PB's on Strava.

The smell of fresh bread.

5.30pm on a Friday.

Crossing the Tyne Bridge after I've been working down south - not until I'm north of the Tyne am I home.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby chaos75 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 13:46 pm

Driving home on the last work day before Christmas, playing "Driving Home For Christmas" at full volume whilst on speakerphone to the wife and kids.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Crescent » Tue Nov 06, 2012 14:16 pm

Regardless of where they may be in the house at the time I always laugh when my dogs slope up beside me when I eat something. It makes no difference if I am sat down with the family at breakfast or just having a cup of tea and a biscuit, they just know something edible is up for grabs and appear at my side. If I ignore them then they will usually move closer until their head is resting on my lap and eyes are looking longingly at whatever I am eating. Difficult to keep a straight face.
In fact, our two dogs in general cheer me up - they just make us laugh every single day for one reason or another.

The first cold beer when you go on holiday - sun beating down, condensation running down the glass - mmmmmmmm.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby AchillesLeftKnee » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:18 pm

The feeling of blessed relief experienced when leaving London.

Driving in the early hours of the morning on normally busy sections of road (M25 at the M4 junction being a favourite).

Being warm in a tent in bad weather.

Suddenly, for no immediately obvious reason, really missing the missus.

Cows.



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Passing someone who's obviously lighter and younger than me on a climb.

The lovely sensation of going from a dodgy road surface to a silky smooth one.

Riding in rain that's heavy enough to add some drama, but not heavy enough to leave you totally soaked.

On the MTB, the grinning feeling of "this is stupid!" experienced just before tackling something you've got minimal hopes for completing successfully.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Frank the tank » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:54 pm

Switching the alarm button into the off position on Friday night. :D
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Lucan2 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:03 pm

Sitting in front of the woodburner when it's cold outside - like now.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby centimani » Tue Nov 06, 2012 19:34 pm

Every single year, early spring, for just a few days i feel the first warmth on my back as the sun re-appears, those first sunny days...i feel like ive been born again. Really really content and i just smile to myself...yessss.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby DorsetKnob » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:30 am

'Pokies' on female newsreaders (especially Miss Reid).
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:36 am

chaos75 wrote:Driving home on the last work day before Christmas, playing "Driving Home For Christmas" at full volume whilst on speakerphone to the wife and kids.


Nice :)
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby ddraver » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:37 am

Giving a lift home to a hot dutch girl on the pannier rack when she rests her head against my back...

Our new kitten playing the red dot game (laser pointer)

The receptionist ringing up saying "we have a package for you"

Riding in a group working well.together along a dyke when the tullips are out
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Avant » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:02 am

Autumn - the change of season brings back out all the girls in knee high boots.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby ddraver » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:16 am

Oh and waking up beofre the alarm thinking that it's time to get up, checking the clock and realising that there re still 2/3/4 hours still of sleep time

Awwwwww Yeaaaah!!
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby GiantMike » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:39 am

ddraver wrote:Oh and waking up beofre the alarm thinking that it's time to get up, checking the clock and realising that there re still 2/3/4 hours still of sleep time

Awwwwww Yeaaaah!!


Did that this morning. Awake at 5 am and I still had another 30 mins until I had to get up. I wasted it by going back to sleep though!
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby ddraver » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:34 am

30mins is not enough, it needs to be serveral hours for proper Awww yeahness ;)
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Pinno » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:57 am

y33stu wrote:Mrs Stu always having the dinner on the go before I get home.

Crossing the Tyne Bridge after I've been working down south - not until I'm north of the Tyne am I home.


Put this in contrast in the seemingly trivial tings that annoy you thread
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Loretta Damage » Wed Nov 07, 2012 17:10 pm

The smell of the pine trees at the top of a long climb near me. Coffee and cake. A satisfying poo. The smell of breakfast being cooked, while I'm in bed! The banter on a Saturday morning club ride. A log fire. A perfectly poured pint of Guinness. Mowing the lawn. Christmas Eve.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby CiB » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:51 pm

Trivial you say? The kids like those mini-weetabix things for breakfast (too sweet & sickly for me tbh) but seem clinically incapable of emptying the last 2 or 3 from the box before they open a new one. One of life's pleasures is to find the near empty bag in the cupboard & dump the pile of crumbs onto proper Weetabix as a bonus topping.


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