The Positivity Thread aka "Today was a great day because....."

MWF

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We thought our dreams of selling up in 2-3 and moving to somewhere that isn't the UK had been totally scuppered by Brexit.

Turns out that isn't 100% true.

No language barrier, right hand drive cars and still have access to free healthcare? GET IN!

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Met up with more internet randoms today! I responded to a Reddit thread, from a Canadian guy who was coming to Aus on holiday with his partner, and was interested in meeting locals while he was here. We exchanged contact details, and have been messaging for a couple of weeks, getting to know each other and so forth, and organised today to meet up.

They also bumped into another Toronto resident on their walking tour of Sydney, and invited him along to have lunch with us. A couple of them had kangaroo burgers, which they didn't mind, then we found a pub, had a beer, and then made a plan to walk across the Harbour Bridge. One way was enough, so we went to the wharf and caught a ferry back to where we started from. The boys headed back to their AirBnB, and hotel to go for a swim, and I had to trek back to the car, parked on the other side of the CBD.

It was a great day, I got to explore bits of my own city I'd never been to, and I made some new friends, with an offer of a place to stay when I eventually make it to Toronto!
 
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Mango farmers expect bumper crop this year

Surat: Love mangoes, then rejoice. Mango farmers of south Gujarat are hopeful of a good harvest this season. The cold atmosphere after Diwali has ensured there was no additional vegetative growth, which in turn pushed heavy flowering in the plants.

For the past two years, the region has been witnessing only 50 per cent production and mango farmers want to reap at least 80 per cent harvest this season.
A few of those will hopefully make it to my part of the world! :-D
 

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So a few months ago I went to see my doctor about persistent night time acid reflux and heartburn and on Weds I went to the local endoscopy unit for an upper GI investigation.


Gastroscopy went as expected. Uncomfortable, 3cm hiatus hernia, a couple of precautionary biopsies and a sample taken from the duodenum to double discount Helicobacter Pylori. Plus letter to GP to continue with maintenance dose of omeprazole.

In car terms basically I have a leaky head gasket but still functioning if topped up daily with coolant.
 

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I don't have it, but hiatus hernia sounds like no fun. :(
 

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It's not that bad. It's certainly preferable to a gastric carcinoma.
 

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In these hard times there's little good news that can make us happy, but it's the little things that can put a smile on our faces. I was delighted to find out that tonight Instagram finally made Instagram music available to our region. It's such a stupid, insignificant little thing, but it made me so happy nevertheless.
 

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Today was a shitty day, but it got brightened up a bit by the fact that I got a €20 reimbursement from the tyre manufacturer for buying a set of their tyres. Because marketing.
 
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