Thursday, October 05, 2006

Lost and found, sophistication and cafe society.

1. Thinking we've lost our office spider, and then realising I'm looking out of the wrong bit of window.

2. Teasing Charlotte, our latest recruit, about working on a publication called Pooley's:
HWSNBN: Clare used to do Pooley's when she first arrived.
Me: Yeah, I remember you doing Pooley's in the corner of the old office.
HWSNBN: We all have to do Pooley's at some point.
Me: At certain times of year, there's piles of Pooley's all over the office.
Etc until we are laughing too much to go on.

3. Drinking hot chocolate in a cafe and writing a list of 50 things that make me happy.

43 comments:

  1. Harrow schoolboys carrying moth-eaten straw boaters. How Billy Bunter.

    Christine - congrats!

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  2. Tunbridge Wells Rocks! I used to live in Cranbrook near Hawkhurst used to go there the whole time and the Royal Victoria Place
    Also Great Blog!

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  3. I really love your blog's title... It sounds so interesting. I love hot chocolate, too...actually, you know what...I want one now...so I'll drop by later.

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  4. I love your blog! How can anyone be negative about life if they have to think of three beautiful things everyday!?!?! And I love Tunbridge Wells too!

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  5. What a wonderful, happy blog! And it isn't just your posts that make me smile -- it's their titles, too. :)

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  6. Only just came across your blog and enjoyed reading the posts, they create wonderful images in your mind, I will pass again...very nice

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  7. ......dont' get me started.....i'll never stop......never stop......there's way more than 50 things that make me happy......but i'll start with......benny hill.

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  8. This is an awesome blog. Glad I found it! Actually, that brings me to this message: Congrats on being a "blog of note." Count on me revisiting your blog. :)

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  9. Oh my, it's hard enough to keep up with three things, you aren't going to turn it into a '50 things' blog now, are you?

    Just too Pooley.

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  10. Those 50 things will help to make you happy consistently. What a great idea!

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  11. What a great blog. Very inspiring and for once, something that must be a pleasure to write and a pleasure to read. Therapeutic too, I must add... Bravo! :)

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  12. Realizing that no matter how bad today was tomorrow will not be the same.

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  13. I'm so glad your blog became a "blog of note" or I might never have discovered it. You've made my day and really shown how just the little things are worth celebrating. Mind if I add your blog to my links?

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  14. Oh My Word!

    I thought I was the only crazy girl who writes lists of things that make her happy.

    Mine reached 492 items at one time.

    I like your blog:-)

    Kina

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  15. You totally stole this idea from my list of the best and worst things that have ever happened to me.

    But I like it anyway.

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  16. Great site. Browsed through since you are the top Blogger site.

    I'll be back. I hope that didnt sound threatening...

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  17. we are the THE Pooleys..Mr and Mrs...... spookey first visit should see our name plastered there... thanks for the great welcome

    The Pooleys

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  18. What a great blog! That's something that would make the world better if we focused on the positive. Thanks for sharing your blog!

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  19. Hi!
    Congratulations on being a blog of note! You really deserve it.
    Great idea, great work.

    Keep it up.

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  20. The natural, simple happiness of the commonplace things is subtle and beautiful, and yet it requires a well-trained eye to appreciate it.
    Those who find in the small details the true reason for being alive are to be praised. The search for sources of authentic smiles is a difficult, but noble and delightful activity.

    Nice site, congratulations!

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  21. I'm an ER nurse who also teaches at a local college.I still attend school myself-working on my phd. I have 2 kids and my husband died almost 2 years ago. Thank-you for your blog. Maybe i need to take a moment to find one thing that made me happy today.......

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  22. I'm an enthusiast of things that make people happy. After reading ur blog, it made me happy too. Great.

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  23. sorry clare.....the comment wasnt meant for u.........it was for another person......i just happened to post both the somments at the same time.....i have just started reading ur blog....forgive me i will comment on urs later.....once i finish reading ur complete entries.....delete the comment,......i dont know how to do that......

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  24. Clare,
    Where do I start! This blog is fantastic. It makes me happy to read what makes you happy...wierd? Anyway. I think I shale start a journal doing something similar. I am also a third grade teacher and I think my students will get an endless amount of self reflection and growth from doing this as well. Perhaps a journal or maybe a daily poster for all to share. I think I'll try both..hmmm. Thanks for sharing...love it!

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  25. Hoorah hoorah! This is a rocking blog! :) I love the positivity, we need more of this today! Cheers :D

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  26. Hey Clare,
    I know a lot of other people have commented on this, but I find your blog really inspiring and I think it is a wonderful idea. I might consider that list of 50 things that make me happy for my blog...clicked through to here from Blogs of Note - I will be coming back!
    x
    Miss Optimistic
    BTW I love hot chocolate too! Actually any kind of chocolate will do...

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  27. Wow! Everything can be beautiful. Thanks for sharing with everyone how simple it is to be happy, just be positive about everything! Great blog!

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  28. Congrats on blog of note! Cool profile pic

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  29. Thanks for the wonderful blog. I've realised and learned many things from you and your blog.
    Thankx...

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  30. Lovely! I have linked to you, all the way from Hawaii...

    www.hidcta.blogspot.com
    www.islandartandlife.blogspot.com

    thank you so much!

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  31. Nice idea for a blog.
    Weird that I should think so even though I'm in a bad mood. Normally, in this frame of mind I'd have thought it's puke-worthy saccharine.
    You must be good.

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  32. I would recommend that you change your list to a 100 dreams I would like it to come through. Paste it on your fridge and fight for your DREAMS!

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  33. I think that:
    1. The structure of your blog is great. Having a plan or rigid structure can be a great catalyst to writing.
    2. Your posts are very thoughtful - these are things to be happy about, not superficial musings.
    3. Sometimes it's easy to come up with two things you want to say. Three makes you think.

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  34. Hello!!! I´M spanish but i undestand english. I like your blog very much jeje.
    Bye and can you visit my blog??? thanks.

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  35. A cup of hot chocolate, writing, hmmmm. Only 48 more to go...

    Music! of course...

    Have a listen on me!

    http://www.benmakinen.com/music-7.html

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  36. Nice, but do you ever have any days where the crappiness makes it difficult to keep momentum...? You could always create a companion-piece blog titled 'Three Vented Spleens', or something, just to get stuff off your chest.

    Maybe I'm just a cynical ol' bugger!

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  37. good idea and congratualtions on blog of note

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  38. Thanks for making me smile on a Saturday morning at work with loads of writing ahead of me. I took a break to check out the "blog of note" and found yours. Thanks for the reminder of all the happy things we have!

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  39. Just found your blog and I LOVE it. What a great idea

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