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It's the happiest day of the year!

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by gregorach, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. gregorach

    gregorach Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Looks like today will finally be the longed-for day when I leave work, turn my face to the west, and look into the setting sun. About bleedin' time, too!
     
  2. Shewie

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    Early retirement Dunc ?
     
  3. joejoe

    joejoe On a new journey

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    all the best in whatever your going to do
     
  4. Toddy

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    :) Fair winds and good company on the way Dunc :cool:

    What are you up to ?

    cheers,
    M
     
  5. poddle

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    Well if he keeps walking, he will end up in the sea:lmao:
     
  6. locum76

    locum76 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Aye it's been a lovely evening right enough.

    You do know it comes around the same time every year right?

    :D :cool:
     
  7. scrogger

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    Very Cryptic Dunc. Is this leave work for the day to return tomorrow. or have your 6 numbers come up if so mines a bottle of Oban!!

    However if your off following the road that goes on and on enjoy and watch out for pesky dragons!!

    Andy
     
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    DavidJT Full Member

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    Sounds momentous, good luck!
     
  9. BorderReiver

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    Whatever and wherever, enjoy it.:)
     
  10. Toddy

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    I only realised last week that it was the first time in months that it was still daylight when Son2 got home from work.

    Is that what you mean ?

    cheers,
    M
     
  11. windward

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    Think you nailed it Mary...I too was admiring the incredible bright red sky this evening, here in Edinburgh, while driving home from work. And, yes about bloody time too!!
     
  12. gregorach

    gregorach Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    God, I wish! :) No, it's just that we've reached the point in spring when the sun's still up when I leave work. It's a big milestone in the year for me - far more significant than the equinox, or Beltaine, or whatever.
     
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    You know something gregorach...I thought it was just me who got excited about such things :) For me it's that in the mornings when I leave for work, there is just a hint of pink on the horizon. Only 3 months and we'll have 20 hours of sun-up, which practically speaking means it is never really dark :) But when that comes we all complain that we can't sleep :(
     
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    It was last night that our garden became part of our house again. For months we get home and look at a black rectangle out of the patio doors, but last night we had this big open space.


    Geoff
     
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    Was saying to my m8 on the way home from work, clear blue skies, loverly sun ready to set. its about then i could sit out with a brew going on my stove, ready to bed down for the night but staring into that golden/red ball as it sinks on the horizon.

    LOVE seeing daylight when i get out of work, makes me feel less like some sort of winter mole person.
     
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    Absolutely right, I was saying this to my youngest boy as we were walking home, "look at the sun setting,"
    He'd been watching Lord of the Rings Two Towers and replied "...blood has been spilt this day.." slightly sinister, then he started singing "they're taking the hobbits to isengard" which was a bit better ;-)
     
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    EdS Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    only problem with thsi time of year is you end up staying at work longer than you intend as you get use to heading home as it gets dark.
     

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