Things That Gladden The Heart

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Hearing on Saturday that my cousin - nearly 40 and living with a serious medical condition - is 'expecting' in June. This is just so unexpected and great news - a lovely girl who since very young has had to undergo such as multiple bone marrow transplants as they struggled to understand just what she was suffering from - and they still don't really know 100%. But all through she has valued and loved life - and lived it to the full as best she can - and this news from her is such a joy for us all.

And so when hearing yesterday that our friend (who at 61 collapsed and died last week) suffered heart failure - I count my personal blessings and look at this news from my cousin as part of the balance of life that we know is there - but that we can - in times of great sadness - lose sight of.
 
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29th March, a few short weeks and it looks like I can sit in the garden with friends and have a beer. I have had no social contact outside of my wife since the end of October (those in lower tiers may forget that some of us are 4 or more months into this lockdown) and I am really struggling now with that (not really bad struggling just very moody and withdrawn). Nothing else really bothers me (OK a haircut would be nice) but this, having an end in sight, has improved my mood massively.
 

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Just been out for my first run, well stop start run 😁
Did a 4k loop into the woods and back, bumped into a mate half way round so stopped and chatted with him for 10 minutes 😆
Felt ok, legs were a bit heavy from yesterday's mtb ride but it wasn't as bad as I thought. Only worry, my feet and ankles were getting sore again like my new trainers were too tight, had to stop and loosen the laces right of for it to improve, hopefully it's just new shoe syndrome.
 

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Just been out for my first run, well stop start run 😁
Did a 4k loop into the woods and back, bumped into a mate half way round so stopped and chatted with him for 10 minutes 😆
Felt ok, legs were a bit heavy from yesterday's mtb ride but it wasn't as bad as I thought. Only worry, my feet and ankles were getting sore again like my new trainers were too tight, had to stop and loosen the laces right of for it to improve, hopefully it's just new shoe syndrome.
Good effort mate, try for no more than twice a week for a fortnight or so and let the body recover, if you push too quick and annoy yourself you may just give in.(y)
 

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So the 'back to normal' date is June 21st, I've been laughing at people saying how they're going to go out and get smashed thinking pubs will be heaving and it's a Monday anyway. Then I check my calendar and realised I've got a ticket to see Idles on June 21st. :LOL: Oh well I guess I'm going out as well. (If it stays on.)
 

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So the 'back to normal' date is June 21st, I've been laughing at people saying how they're going to go out and get smashed thinking pubs will be heaving and it's a Monday anyway. Then I check my calendar and realised I've got a ticket to see Idles on June 21st. :LOL: Oh well I guess I'm going out as well. (If it stays on.)
Yesterday actually caught me a bit by surprise. Not sure why people think that the road map is slow, it is much quicker than I expected, I was thinking August/September before most restrictions would be gone and did not expect to be able to meet others in the garden until Summer. As such, I am very happy.
 

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Yesterday actually caught me a bit by surprise. Not sure why people think that the road map is slow, it is much quicker than I expected, I was thinking August/September before most restrictions would be gone and did not expect to be able to meet others in the garden until Summer. As such, I am very happy.
Very happy with it this end

Bit fast but hey it's good to see the end in sight

All restrictions lifted by eldests 4th bday and the wife's 33rd
 

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Very happy with it this end

Bit fast but hey it's good to see the end in sight

All restrictions lifted by eldests 4th bday and the wife's 33rd
My wife seems to have all the luck with these things. They opened the pubs at teh end of Lockdown One on her birthday last year and hope to have all restrictions lifted just before her birthday this year. She is one of the few that will not have had a lockdown birthday at all.
 

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My wife seems to have all the luck with these things. They opened the pubs at teh end of Lockdown One on her birthday last year and hope to have all restrictions lifted just before her birthday this year. She is one of the few that will not have had a lockdown birthday at all.
Same for me, September birthday so I was able to go to the pub with my mates last year, and it was about one week before they imposed the 10pm kurfew.

My wife is the opposite - March 25th, so she's in that small three week window of people with birthdays ruined two years in a row. Last year was her 30th that was ruined as well. :(
 

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Same for me, September birthday so I was able to go to the pub with my mates last year, and it was about one week before they imposed the 10pm kurfew.

My wife is the opposite - March 25th, so she's in that small three week window of people with birthdays ruined two years in a row. Last year was her 30th that was ruined as well. :(
On balance, ruined is better than dead 👍
 

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Same for me, September birthday so I was able to go to the pub with my mates last year, and it was about one week before they imposed the 10pm kurfew.

My wife is the opposite - March 25th, so she's in that small three week window of people with birthdays ruined two years in a row. Last year was her 30th that was ruined as well. :(
My brother's 50th today. Not impressed that he cannot really celebrate and really going to be too far on to have a party when everything opens up.
 

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Same for me, September birthday so I was able to go to the pub with my mates last year, and it was about one week before they imposed the 10pm kurfew.

My wife is the opposite - March 25th, so she's in that small three week window of people with birthdays ruined two years in a row. Last year was her 30th that was ruined as well. :(
26th march for me lol rubbish bday both years for a few reasons
 
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