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The best days of your life?

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millymouge Fri 23-Apr-21 17:21:27

Sitting sewing and listening to some old songs on the radio. Someone was singing “that these were the best days of my life”. Just wondered was there any time that you can look back on and say that these were the best days of your life?

Susiewong65 Fri 23-Apr-21 17:22:49

Spending my childhood on some of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall.

shysal Fri 23-Apr-21 17:24:41

My best days were the ones when I was at home with my babies/children.

Blossoming Fri 23-Apr-21 17:33:45

My student days, I met Mr. B. All my days are good though 🙂

Aveline Fri 23-Apr-21 17:36:26

I enjoyed my 40s. Interesting times and lots of fun.

Calendargirl Fri 23-Apr-21 17:56:26

I think the years when I was 17-19 were among my best.

I worked in a job I enjoyed, I was going out with my future DH, I lived at home with Mum and Dad quite happily, I had no worries about money, work, family, relationships. Life was carefree.

Future years have been good also, but Dad died suddenly when I was just 19, I grew up overnight, and once I married and had children, well, you’ve always got worries when you’re a mum.

vampirequeen Fri 23-Apr-21 18:01:59

I'm living my best days now.

EllanVannin Fri 23-Apr-21 18:05:11

40's and 50's.

B9exchange Fri 23-Apr-21 18:08:22

17 to 19 for me too. Not that I am not enjoying life now, we have been able to travel widely (until last year) and love being with children and grandchildren, but there was just something magical about being madly in love, with your whole life in front of you!

Ellianne Fri 23-Apr-21 18:11:50

All my days are good though 🙂
Same as Blossoming. Going to bed at night and wanting more days the same, hoping they will never stop.

Nicegranny Fri 23-Apr-21 18:13:20

Bringing up my children and stepsons
26-49.
Family life is the best.

Elusivebutterfly Fri 23-Apr-21 18:13:23

I think being a young mum of small children is the best time.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 23-Apr-21 18:35:55

Definitely my 40’s, children were growing up, we were financially comfortable and living the dream

Kim19 Fri 23-Apr-21 18:41:36

Phases. Young single and carefree in my dream job. Newlywed and flying high. Family life all pretty calm and lovely. Mature with good health and comparative security. It has been/is being kind with only one major hiccup.

Iam64 Fri 23-Apr-21 18:42:31

I’ve had great times with difficult times included. This phase of my life is no different, except I’m lucky to be more financially secure and to have learned from the difficult times.

Beauregard Fri 23-Apr-21 19:16:40

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BlueSky Fri 23-Apr-21 19:20:18

B9exchange

17 to 19 for me too. Not that I am not enjoying life now, we have been able to travel widely (until last year) and love being with children and grandchildren, but there was just something magical about being madly in love, with your whole life in front of you!

Same here B9exchange!

JackyB Tue 27-Apr-21 10:35:21

Why is this thread in today's newsletter? It's 4 days old - hardly the latest addition! Anyway, I'm glad it's come up as it's a good topic and I missed it at the time.

My parents gave me a lovely childhood, but the days when my own boys were small were also wonderful. So I agree with most people so far.

Scullion52 Tue 27-Apr-21 10:35:58

Every day alive

Lesley60 Tue 27-Apr-21 10:36:23

When my two daughters were little, we had very little money and most of the furniture was second hand but they were the happiest days of my life even though I was still a teenager myself.

henetha Tue 27-Apr-21 10:37:21

When my children were little and needed me.
And then, later, my motorhome years, travelling Europe
for 17 years.

albertina Tue 27-Apr-21 10:38:39

College days. First truly happy times for me.

Kestrel Tue 27-Apr-21 10:39:11

In my 30s

GrammarGrandma Tue 27-Apr-21 10:39:14

I loved it when we were a family of five all living together. But I love it now it's just the two of us, living happily together in our new house, with separate studies and meeting up for coffee breaks and meals, spending most evenings together but some pursuing our separate interests. Long may it last!

Nannapat1 Tue 27-Apr-21 10:40:48

I agree with shysal and couple of others: being the young mum of 3 young children. In my mind's memory, the sun shone every day, although it couldn't have!