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What cheers you up?

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petitpois Thu 30-Aug-18 17:22:41

I've had a long, frustrating day of form-filling, misunderstandings and bureaucracy. And walking so my feet are aching. Now I'm at home, planning on running a hot bath, and I've picked up one of those takeaway Thai meals from Waitrose. Planning on snuggling on the sofa and watching a movie. What cheers you up after a long day?

Greyduster Thu 30-Aug-18 17:36:31

A glass of Guinness, and Gransnet! 😊. And a silly WhatsApp message from my GS.

Grannyknot Thu 30-Aug-18 17:47:07

petitpois is there room on the sofa for me? We are kindred spirits. I would add a good handful of magnesium salts (Epsom Salts, cheap from the chemist and a muscle relaxant) and a few good drops of lavender essential oil to the bath water. smile

KatyK Thu 30-Aug-18 17:47:52

Just had a shopping trip with my 18 year old granddaughter. Cheered me up no end. smile

DanniRae Thu 30-Aug-18 17:50:24

Having my dinner cooked for me and a well loved tv programme to look forward to later..............and maybe a whisky and diet coke and crisps to enjoy whilst watching it!!grin

travelsafar Thu 30-Aug-18 18:32:46

Waking up to a beautiful day always cheers me up, especialy if i have plenty of things planned to keep me busy and my brain stimulated.I do like to factor in a session of relaxation on the sofa though with a good film or TV prog, that always cheers me

winterwhite Thu 30-Aug-18 18:45:26

If daylight at end of said long day, the garden, looking at. If dark, it used to be a real fire or even flickering imitation gas fire when I had one, now poached egg and a favourite book.

Auntieflo Thu 30-Aug-18 18:47:17

Lying in bed this morning and brain working out how to do a small job that I've wanted to for for ages. It's now all successfully done, cost nothing except time, and help from DH. (Smug and happy emoticon)

sodapop Thu 30-Aug-18 18:50:41

A funny dog video sent by my daughter, a new book and lovely cool mornings to walk with my dogs.

seacliff Thu 30-Aug-18 20:10:43

Having a good old chat with some one, preferably face to face, but also a phone call.

lemongrove Thu 30-Aug-18 20:42:38

almost any little thing tbh, a pleasant chat with a friend, getting the ironing done, a G&T in the evening, a good book,
DH returning from shopping with the right things etc.

ginny Thu 30-Aug-18 21:53:26

Today, meeting up with long time friends. Real friends that we don’t see often but when we do it’s as if we were with them yesterday.

OldMeg Thu 30-Aug-18 22:20:00

Got home from RSC’s production of MacBeth to find DH cooking dinner. Bliss.

tiredoldwoman Fri 31-Aug-18 06:05:08

When at work the thought of going home lifts the spirits , especially if I've cleaned it all the previous day !

BlueBelle Fri 31-Aug-18 06:15:39

Going to work I always wake up excited on a work day,
Seeing and feeling the sun,
Going in or being beside the sea
Being in my garden With a cold cider and a packet of oven baked crisps
any contact from grandkids they are teens so it’s a bit rare now 😂

harrigran Fri 31-Aug-18 09:40:14

My GD's face, she is called Smiley for a good reason.

goldengirl Fri 31-Aug-18 11:16:05

Being at the seaside
Sitting in my garden listening to and watching the birds

Lilyflower Sat 01-Sep-18 07:19:30

Reading a book. A glass of very cold Champagne. Knowing I have not done anything really evil. My family. Walking in the countryside and along the coast. Sunshine.

Rufus2 Sat 01-Sep-18 07:40:04

Waking up in the morning, cheers me up no end! smile

Pinkshoes26 Sat 01-Sep-18 07:42:41

Most days I walk along the sea front. I often sit on the pebbles close to the sea and our dog goes swimming. I have to go alone as H refuses to come.
The 2nd thing that cheers me up when I feel low is washing my hair. I wash my hair every x2 days. Love the just washed feeling. It always looks nicer.

Nana3 Sat 01-Sep-18 07:50:56

Waking up in the morning and not 3 a m cheers me up, then first cup of tea of the day in bed, lovely.

Granjan06 Sat 01-Sep-18 08:13:33

At the end of a busy day at work I love to see or speak to family and friends.
After a stressful day nothing better as a pick me up than the enthusiasm of a bunch of little red people, I'm a Girlguiding Rainbow leader at two units, their enthusiasm is infectious, always go home from meetings feeling better than when I arrived

Menopaws Sat 01-Sep-18 08:26:27


Sheilasue Sat 01-Sep-18 08:37:18

G&t nice evening meal, watching monty don, and other things and just relaxing. Hoping I can keep awake too.
Usually knackered by about 10 o’clock if I have had a busy day.

NanaandGrampy Sat 01-Sep-18 08:39:32

A blue sky day cheers me up.

Watching the ocean in all weathers.

Being with my family,

A cuddle from my grandchildren.