padawanbeck84

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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 910 - Afternoon counting while I sort out my library books. I remembered to renew the ones due in today
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    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    I finally had a new short story to read out at writing group. And it went down well I will continue working on it and put it forward for the magazine once it's ready.
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 908 - Lunchtime counting.
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 905 - More counting now that I'm back home. The comic store guy is away at a convention so no comics for me today
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 902 - Cool morning counting
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 896 - Yikes! I can only just cope with 25. Make sure you stock up on ice cream
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 892 - Welcome back @Frankaz
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 887 - Counting after another afternoon at the library. Of course, it started getting busy 5 minutes before I went home (I say "busy" - 1 request and 1 person coming in to browse. On Thursdays, I'm often lucky to see 1 person in an hour!)
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 883 - Morning counting. We could do with more rain. We had some on Monday afternoon, but now it's back up to about 25 C. Some of our local rivers and streams have dried up *so* much , people have had to rescue the fish
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 879 - Nope. It's completely free to register and borrow books - except if you're late returning them, in which case you get fined a whole 20 pence per day
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 877 - I explored 2 more libraries today - but could only borrow one book as I've hit the limit again I feel lucky to live in an area with so many libraries!
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 874 - Late-night counting now that I've finished making a chart on the computer. Enjoy the holiday @pollyanna
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 872 - And now my dad's got the counting bug too We were at the library yesterday and he was counting the numbers of books by certain popular authors.
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 868 - Much happier counting - I did better than expected on the Creative Writing module It helps that you Zootops have been very supportive of me when I was feeling down about it.
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    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    Adding to the good things, I just got the result for my Creative Writing module - and did a lot better than I expected! I've struggled with the module at times - the overall score for my assignments was 62% - but the score for the final End of Module assignment was 75% That gives me a Grade 2 pass when I was expecting a Grade 3.
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 867 - Nervous counting before I go and find out my Creative Writing module result. I've been out all day and only just found out results were available.
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    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    Today has been brilliant - my eldest nephew got engaged to his girlfriend for a start. Then I went to another library I'd never been to before - and found a book the doctor had recommended to help with my anxiety. And the library was near enough to my mum's house that we could pop over for a visit before going home
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    The World Cup Thread

    Well done France. At least the bad weather waited until the game was finished But what was with the pitch invaders??? We've had no crowd trouble all tournament and then some idiots disrupt the final!
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    The World Cup Thread

    I'd like to se France win. They've played really good football so far, scored some great goals and have exciting players like Pogba, Mbappe etc. They're also our neighbours Equally, if Croatia win, it would be a huge achievement given how young their country is as an independent nation - and the conflict they had to go through. They're such an established, familiar football team that it's easy to forget the country is younger than I am
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    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    I'm hoping France win today - they've played really well this tournament and scored some great goals. And they are our neighbours Although I'm not so keen on the football being on at the same time as the Wimbledon men's final - whose bright idea was that? Some of us like both sports! I'm very glad the British Grand Prix was last weekend or the dilemma could have been even worse
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 866 - Counting on World Cup Final day ⚽ And Wimbledon Men's Final day. 🎾 And unless the tennis is over *very* quickly, the two will be on at the same time. Thanks a lot TV schedulers...
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    The World Cup Thread

    I still live in hope they might come to their senses and realise that holding the World Cup in Qatar is a silly idea - it's too hot in summer and now they're trying to rearrange the entire football calendar to squish it into winter... They could easily pick another country to host it - there are plenty with suitable stadiums and facilities. And that's before we mention the many poor construction workers who have already been killed working on the stadiums in Qatar It will be a tournament built on blood and slavery. As you said @dmway FIFA was utterly corrupt during Blatter's era, but no-one is brave enough to reverse the ridiculous decisions that were made.
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    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    He was rather rude when he walked with the Queen though - he stomped on ahead by himself, rather than waiting and allowing for the fact that she's 92 and can't walk as fast. Although, on the upside, it's allowed everyone to resurrect the James Bond meme from the London 2012 opening ceremony (If you haven't seen that, it's a picture of Daniel Craig as Bond, walking next to the Queen and people like to put captions on the picture as to what mission she might be assigning him). I remember watching the ceremony back in 2012 and watching the little short film, assuming that when she turned round, it would be an actress - but no, it was the Queen herself, getting into the spirit of it all. Anyway, my good thing for today - I found a Star Wars action figure of Rey for only £10. It was so tough to find Rey figures when The Force Awakens came out and now I have 3 in my little collection
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    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    43, 863 - It feels so weird to be happy about rain But today it's been hot again. It's also messing with meal-times as it feels to hot to be cooking at the normal times
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    The World Cup Thread

    Congratulations Belgium. And Malahide But England have still done the best I can remember them doing in a World Cup. We have room for improvement, but lots to be proud of and positive about.