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matzoball

What makes you smile?

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In no particular order...

 

Lie-ins

My furkids

Baking

My favourite tv shows

Writing

Making jewellery

Adam(my dude)

Chocolate

Good coffee

Berlin

Music

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Lyndalou   

Some of mine overlap with yours Matzo...

 

Chocolate (I have recently rediscovered the pure joy of eating straight from a jar of Nutella)

Going to the movies

Watching my daughter crinkle her nose and look indignant

Walking through a quiet wood in summertime

Good food (but not cooking it)

Reading a good book and especially one I didn't expect to like

Cranking up dance music I'm far too old to appreciate in the car

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Lyndalou   

....and a 1kg bar of Galaxy...stuff that superskinny model-type on the Galaxy advert nibbling on one little bit - it goes in 3 pieces at a time!

 

My son's music teacher emailing me today and telling me I have two 'adorable children'...little lump in throat

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When someone breaks the rules so i can punish them. Makes me feel good inside, when an argument kicks off, so i can lock the topic.

 

 

In case you can't tell, i love dark, dry and sarcastic humour.

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While I appreciate that about you, I was thinking more chocolate based things? Or things not forum related maybes? Or chocolate?

 

I really want some chocolate.

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I like chocolate, but it has to be 90% or above in cocoa. I have 99% and 100% in my cuboard. I love anything that tastes bitter, i'm not a fan of sweet things.

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oakers   

I'll go with a list there...

 

Family, esp my nephew

Spending time with my dog

Baking

Music (metal in particular)

Seeing awesome gig photos

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oakers   

Going to add to this and say...

 

Pic of my girl the week she came home

 

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Things costing less than you thought they were going to :)

 

Steel Panther... If you get past the lyrics they are actually really good at what they do and so, so funny on stage. I loved photographing their shows... although being able to take this shot, whilst not the most spectular in technical terms, I'll never forgot the fear that ran through me whilst up on stage...

 

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Snow also makes me smile, but more so when I'm in Finland or Norway, not when I'm here and the country grinds to a halt :/

 

(Ps do excuse the size of the pics, I tried to resize them but couldn't)

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I'll go with a list there...

 

Family, esp my nephew

Spending time with my dog

Baking

Music (metal in particular)

Seeing awesome gig photos

 

What metal ?

 

Me, I like Haggard, My Dying Bride, Opeth and Type O Negative.

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oakers   

What metal ?

 

Me, I like Haggard, My Dying Bride, Opeth and Type O Negative.

 

Oooh... lots of different stuff, but none of this Nu metal business!

 

I like a bit of My Dying Bride and Opeth too...

 

Favourites would be Nightwish, Edguy, Avantasia, Sabaton, Sonata Arctica, Children of Bodom... oh the list goes on :)

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