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Sunny Clouds

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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #15 on: 30 Jun 2022 06:36PM »
I know simply stopping altogether sounds logical, but it's like any other addiction, some people find cold turkey easiest, some people find weaning off easiest.  I've tried the former and it didn't work.  I'm doing the latter and I'm doing well.

I cope with reading in bed a bit, but it's really, really difficult once I start reading to stop.  I have to sort of rotate what I read to break the anankastic 'must finish' thing. What I'm using at the moment is mostly tree and bird identification books.

I'm now editing this, having thought about it overnight.  I've realised that I've got to go back to seeing the early morning thinking as positive problem-solving, followed by a second period of sleep.  That can then shift as it has in the past to getting up earlier and doing things in problem solving phase.

Also, I'm going to have another go at looking round a bookshop to see what sort of books would be worth a try.  In the past, joke books and poetry books helped.  I wonder whether 'how to do' books would be worth a try.  Not complex ones, simple ones.

Sorry to have diverted the thread.  It's amazing, though, how someone posts abotu one thing, the responses prompt thinking about other stuff, and before you know, someone (in this case me) has been helped.

Meanwhile, I walked past a school last night and saw signs saying they've got a summer fayre coming up.  I think I shall go to it.
« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2022 09:42AM by Sunny Clouds »
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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #16 on: 02 Jul 2022 10:46AM »
Don't apologise for diverting the thread  :f_hug:  I think it was me that diverted you!


Anyway, that's one of the things I love about OuchToo. The way our conversations wander and take on board the needs of the people participating in that conversation, just as it would in real life. Plus I posted this in the Cafe and I don't think it's quite as important for conversations to stay on thread as much as in other categories such as Talk or Welfare Rights.
I tend to view the Cafe as a less structured, more casual place to be, and we all respect each other here and understand our boundaries so hopefully nobody will overstep the mark. Or else they might have to contend with Kizzy and her flyswatter! (I wonder if Kizzy still has the flyswatter? It must be covered in cobwebs through inactivity these days)

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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #17 on: 02 Jul 2022 04:19PM »
 :f_laugh: oh, it's still kicking around if needed  :f_racket1: It's an electric one so might need a recharge
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You're right about it not being required much lately because everyone here is just so well-behaved, just the odd spambot for me or Sunshine to ban  :f_erm:   Most of what I find myself doing is thread management stuff, like moving a topic from one sub-board to another or taking out a duplicate post.   And you are spot-on about the Cafe - it is, after all, the 'official' off-topic part of the board, so let this thread go where it will, no worries!


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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #18 on: 03 Sep 2022 08:46PM »
Glad you had a lovely time at the summer fete, ditchdwellers


There was a Jubilee Fete near me this summer, which I wasn't sure I would enjoy as I thought it would be more aimed at children, but it was very good - they had a stage with performers playing music at good volume (not too loud) and I met many people I knew so we had a chat as we moved around the field.  I played the tombola and bought something from the cake stall.  There was also a classic car section  :thumbsup:  so it was a good afternoon!

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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #19 on: 04 Sep 2022 12:22AM »
I meant to go to a fete at a local school this year and forgot about it.  Oh well, next year.

That being said, I wonder what winter holds for those of us that missed the summer fetes? 
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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #20 on: 04 Sep 2022 10:41AM »
My local village hall hosts Coffee Mornings in spring and autumn - there is a raffle, tombola, cake stall and book stall  :thumbsup:   Would be good if there's something similar to that near you  :f_smiley:

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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #21 on: 04 Sep 2022 12:12PM »
That's a good idea.  I previously tried to go to 'be with other people in a friendly environment' by joining exercise classes, my main interest being the chat in between the physical stuff, but it didn't really work. Most of the chat was next to the chairs we put our coats and bags on, which meant the same people every time.

I go for walks round where I live to meet people.  You've prompted me to look around at a range of different 'activities'.  I think some of our local places of worship do coffee mornings or similar.  Community activity rummage, rummage.  Thank you for the 'nudge'.

 
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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #22 on: 04 Sep 2022 01:06PM »
Coffee mornings are great!


On 30th September it's the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning event coming up so that might be one to look out for in your area. I'm going to keep a look out for one around me and pop along. I thought I might bake some cheese scones to take along if I find one nearby.
Do you think cheese scones would be acceptable or would people just be expecting cake?
I like making scones because they're so quick and easy!


SashaQ, how lovely to see you again and to meet another tombola lover! I love a good fete. They're somehow addictive in nature and so simple in nature. It's wonderful to see all generations having fun!

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Re: Summer Fetes
« Reply #23 on: 04 Sep 2022 03:17PM »
Cheese scones sound lovely.  There might be someone who doesn't want dairy, but if there was, they might avoid cake because some people put milk products in them, so I can't see that as being an issue.

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