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Old 15th October 2021, 20:00
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Default Do you have any little pick me ups?

What are the little things that bring you a moment of joy?

Or they might bring a moment of calm/piece that just makes you feel nice for a little bit.

Or it might be something that takes your mind off things for a moment or two.
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Old 15th October 2021, 20:19
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Studio Ghibli films are my go-to when I need to really relax. The pacing of them, the details of such tiny moments, beautiful artwork and animation, and the character interactions... Just makes me wish I could be living there in that moment.
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Old 15th October 2021, 20:24
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Stroking and feeding my cat visitors.
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Old 15th October 2021, 20:32
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^ fleas and ticks?
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Old 15th October 2021, 20:33
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^ fleas and ticks?
Possibly
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Old 15th October 2021, 20:46
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When i've crafted something i'm really happy with it brings a flash of joy for a second or two. And my Christmas movies get me out and into the festive world. I can smile and i get so lost in the decorations, the music and all the snow. And i can have a good old weep along sometimes too.
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Old 16th October 2021, 01:00
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Does sugar count

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Old 16th October 2021, 01:05
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Frasier episodes and a cup of hot chocolate (5 teaspoons of sugar)

I also want to add that it's a rather dainty teaspoon. Well, as far as teaspoons go, kind of dainty. Although it does seem to hold a lot of sugar for a dainty teaspoon. It might also resemble a dainty tablespoon. But I still stand by the fact that the spoon is definitely dainty. More or less.
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Old 16th October 2021, 01:15
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The big bang theory.
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Old 16th October 2021, 11:43
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Studio Ghibli films are my go-to when I need to really relax. The pacing of them, the details of such tiny moments, beautiful artwork and animation, and the character interactions... Just makes me wish I could be living there in that moment.
I'm half way through Spirited Away, I've never seen it before but my son wanted me to watch it, going to watch the second half later
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Old 16th October 2021, 11:44
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The big bang theory.
Haha, "Are you still watching the Big Bang Theory" is always coming up on my TV...Yes, Yes I am and it's not your business, telly.
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Old 16th October 2021, 11:50
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Mine is probably just a cup of tea.
I find it comforting.
Also, when I'm in a better frame of mind, choosing earrings to wear. I like the feeling of earrings in my ears and I like things that sparkle. Sometimes I just stand in front of jewellery shops and watch the real jewellery for a bit, real diamonds hold so much light it's quite magical (sometimes I bang my head on the glass because there's an optical illusion with the glass cases ) or I spend ages looking at cheap jewellery in tesco, turning the stands around and around.
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Old 16th October 2021, 13:28
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Music
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Old 16th October 2021, 14:35
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I like to look at my cat's paws and pick which one is my favourite on that day. She's a tortie so they're all different. Sometimes it's the softest one, sometimes it's the most colourful one, sometimes it's the cheesiest one. She loves a little paw inspection.

I also like to sit in the garden when it's sunny and watch the butterflies and bees. I've mentioned about the bee hotel a few times and that is nice to watch.

A cup of violet loose leaf tea from my little tea pot.

Roasted sweet potato strangely lifts my mood.
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Old 16th October 2021, 14:39
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Does sugar count

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Anything counts it's personal to you

Have you tried a spoon of muscovado sugar on rice pudding? Its a tastebud tickler of a treat.
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Old 16th October 2021, 16:48
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Dogs, especially my daughter's dogs.
I spent a few days with them a couple of weeks ago and it was so nice waking up to 2 little dogs craving attention.
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Old 16th October 2021, 18:16
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Haha, "Are you still watching the Big Bang Theory" is always coming up on my TV...Yes, Yes I am and it's not your business, telly.
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Old 16th October 2021, 19:42
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@Nanuq - I love that movie so much! <3 Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Laputa Castle in the Sky... Ahh they are just so good. Instantly brings me a feeling of calm laying down and watching them with a big blanket. ^_^
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Old 16th October 2021, 19:49
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^ Yep, I'll be watching them all over the next few weeks : I'm looking forward to it! I'm really enjoying my son's love of film
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Old 17th October 2021, 02:08
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Haha, "Are you still watching the Big Bang Theory" is always coming up on my TV...Yes, Yes I am and it's not your business, telly.
It's a major emotionĂ l comfort for me.
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Old 17th October 2021, 11:58
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^ I was watching it yesterday and thinking I really wish I had a few close friends like that to be weird around and play games with.
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Old 17th October 2021, 17:38
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^That sounds nice.
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Old 18th October 2021, 20:34
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I like the act of going out to get a coffee, and maybe a cake. My life is quite lonely again at the moment, so just getting out and going into a coffee shop feels a bit like I'm entering the human race again, even only briefly. Then going for a walk round my local streets with the coffee, earphones in listening to some light ambient music or an audiobook. Sometimes I'll sit on a park bench if the weather (and bench!) is dry enough and have my coffee, watching the world go by. It's kind of bittersweet because I still feel lonely and miss having someone to message and to care for who cares back, but it's still a nice feeling to get out of the house, even for a brief while. I try to do it at least once a week.

I also like going out for a drive. I'm not a boy-racer or anything like that (if anything I'm a man-dawdler) but just the act of driving round familiar areas, music on, takes my mind off things. I usually have nowhere to go, but it's a nice feeling of freedom, even if it is a little bit of an illusion because I do eventually need to turn around and go back home, but it's nice to at least feel like I'm out doing something.
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Old 15th November 2021, 12:31
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Similar to Finlay above, I do enjoy going out to get a coffee. For me it's usually at some point over the weekend. Very occasionally I'll go out for a pint at one of the two local pubs within walking distance of me.

It's the same when it comes to driving around - it helps to take my mind off things. It's also good to have a change of scenery beyond home and the workplace.
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Old 15th November 2021, 17:02
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My cat. She's a beautiful tortoiseshell.
I first spotted her around 9 years ago scavenging in some local rubbish bins. She was a frightened kitten then and once I'd established that she didn't have a home I made her mine. Sadly she almost died while she was being spayed at the Vets due to human error. I was told by one Vet that it might be kinder to have her put to sleep but as she was so young I knew she deserved a chance. After a complex operation, which involved removing one of her kidneys, she lived to tell the tale. Last year, she suffered vestibular syndrome which left her with no hearing in one ear. As a result, she walks with her head cocked to one side and isn't agile like she used to be but, on the whole, has managed to adapt to her disability. She's an incredibly feisty Tortie girl for sure. She has bags of tortitude and if a big dog ran towards her - instead of sensibly running away, she would stand sideways with her back arched and her tail fluffed up or, failing that, she would charge at the dog until it retreated!

She's on my bed every night and love, love loves endless tummy cuddles. Whatever crap life throws at me just a minute with her has me quickly smiling again. Our favourite thing these days is when I lift up the duvet and she scurries underneath then cuddles up purring beside me. She usually starts dribbling but who cares, she's my extra special baby!
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Old 15th November 2021, 19:08
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Going for a walk, sitting at the top of the hill watching the birds. Then going for cake and finishing the day watching YouTube in the bath
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