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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:48 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:I had a happiness day today. Five of our 6 grandchildren were with me,we went down to the little playground in Greystones and just to see them interact was magic. The joy written in their smiles was all the happiness I would ever want and hugs were in abundance. Lucky me.


Sounds like a perfect day..... super. wuu wuu
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Helium » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:11 am

Denis Cromie wrote:I had a happiness day today. Five of our 6 grandchildren were with me,we went down to the little playground in Greystones and just to see them interact was magic. The joy written in their smiles was all the happiness I would ever want and hugs were in abundance. Lucky me.



Sounds brilliant, lovely way to spend the day. Lucky you indeed. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Dancer » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:56 am

Denis Cromie wrote:I had a happiness day today. Five of our 6 grandchildren were with m :shock: e,we went down to the little playground in Greystones and just to see them interact was magic. The joy written in their smiles was all the happiness I would ever want and hugs were in abundance. Lucky me.


I had a ten year old boy ask today if I was staying and if I was going to stay for dinner as well :shock:
It's such a lovely compliment when kids ( because we all know how picky they are) want to spend time with you .
You are blessed to have all of your Grandchildren around you Denis - glad you enjoy the experience !
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby grammer » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:49 am

You got it right Denis.
No need to say anymore. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Rocker » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:34 am

Oh Denis, What a lovely day.You are blessed. wuu wuu
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:24 pm

Happiness is.......Brent geese newly arrived from Greenland, Iceland for their winter stay here in Ireland.
It's uplifting to see them flying in formation..they settle in big flocks in fields locally to eat grass roots etc as well as in the estuaries. A lot have been tagged already. How many hundreds/thousands of years have they been coming here? wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Strum » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:40 pm

Nice one Zirco, I see them every year, Thomastown fields and Sallynoggin fields taking a rest. ;)
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:51 pm

Strum wrote:Nice one Zirco, I see them every year, Thomastown fields and Sallynoggin fields taking a rest. ;)


Gosh, I never noticed them around here. I usually see them when i am in Clontarf or somewhere on DNS!. Must get out my glasses and binoculars!!!
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Strum » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:11 pm

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Gosh, I never noticed them around here. I usually see them when i am in Clontarf or somewhere on DNS!. Must get out my glasses and binoculars!!!




Killiney beach too Rocker, the Shanganagh end for some reason, maybe the shelter of the cliffs, no idea though, I've always wondered how birds work. :lol:
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:37 pm

Strum wrote:
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Gosh, I never noticed them around here. I usually see them when i am in Clontarf or somewhere on DNS!. Must get out my glasses and binoculars!!!




Killiney beach too Rocker, the Shanganagh end for some reason, maybe the shelter of the cliffs, no idea though, I've always wondered how birds work. :lol:


Mentioning the cliffs reminded me of my visit earlier this year. I hooked up with some Dublin South Birdwatch members and a couple of 'guides' from Birdwatch Ireland at Shankill dart station and walked down onto the beach to view the sand martins nesting in the cliff face. It was well worth the visit....lots of flying acrobatics...little sand martins sitting at the nest entrance....great!!!
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Dancer » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:50 pm

Zirco wrote:Happiness is.......Brent geese newly arrived from Greenland, Iceland for their winter stay here in Ireland.
It's uplifting to see them flying in formation..they settle in big flocks in fields locally to eat grass roots etc as well as in the estuaries. A lot have been tagged already. How many hundreds/thousands of years have they been coming here? wuu wuu wuu


I haven't seen or heard them yet Zirco. Are they in and around Saint Anne's Park? I love the sight and sound of them on the Burrow beach. They used to gather in a field at the back of my house but then the land was sold and more houses were built . There is a wonderful film called "Fly away home" well worth watching!
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:11 pm

Dancer wrote:
Zirco wrote:Happiness is.......Brent geese newly arrived from Greenland, Iceland for their winter stay here in Ireland.
It's uplifting to see them flying in formation..they settle in big flocks in fields locally to eat grass roots etc as well as in the estuaries. A lot have been tagged already. How many hundreds/thousands of years have they been coming here? wuu wuu wuu


I haven't seen or heard them yet Zirco. Are they in and around Saint Anne's Park? I love the sight and sound of them on the Burrow beach. They used to gather in a field at the back of my house but then the land was sold and more houses were built . There is a wonderful film called "Fly away home" well worth watching!

Hi Dancer, yes, they are in the Dollymount area, great to see them again. I will try to get that film, Tks.
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:04 pm

Oh Dancer, I had forgotten about "Fly away home". Three bucket of tears movie.

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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:18 pm

Brent geese on North Bull Island :D
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Strum » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:17 am

Oh if I could find a photo now, flocks of them behind the Baths...I'll search in my anals...
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:56 am

Strum wrote:Oh if I could find a photo now, flocks of them behind the Baths...I'll search in my anals...




No Strum, ...it's ok....no need to look there. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Helium » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:01 am

Strum wrote:Oh if I could find a photo now, flocks of them behind the Baths...I'll search in my anals...



Strum I hope you don't find any Brent geese up there!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:03 am

Helium wrote:
Strum wrote:Oh if I could find a photo now, flocks of them behind the Baths...I'll search in my anals...



Strum I hope you don't find any Brent geese up there!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:



Weird English Language!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Strum » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:12 am

Sorry I though you said grease. :lol: :lol: :lol: :P :roll:
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Dancer » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:19 am

Zirco wrote:
Dancer wrote:
Zirco wrote:Happiness is.......Brent geese newly arrived from Greenland, Iceland for their winter stay here in Ireland.
It's uplifting to see them flying in formation..they settle in big flocks in fields locally to eat grass roots etc as well as in the estuaries. A lot have been tagged already. How many hundreds/thousands of years have they been coming here? wuu wuu wuu


I haven't seen or heard them yet Zirco. Are they in and around Saint Anne's Park? I love the sight and sound of them on the Burrow beach. They used to gather in a field at the back of my house but then the land was sold and more houses were built . There is a wonderful film called "Fly away home" well worth watching!

Hi Dancer, yes, they are in the Dollymount area, great to see them again. I will try to get that film, Tks.


Zirco , I could have loaned it to you but my stuff is all packed up for moving . You can pick it up in HMV for about
six Euros though . It's a really good heartwarming movie based on a true story .

I love the sound of the Brent Geese flying overhead , so animated ! I have some photos of them on the beach - must look them up and post them !
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:26 am

Strum wrote:Sorry I though you said grease. :lol: :lol: :lol: :P :roll:


HA HA HA :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Helium » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:30 am

Strum wrote:Sorry I though you said grease. :lol: :lol: :lol: :P :roll:







Goosey, goosey gander where shall I wander......... :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby grammer » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:02 am

What is going on here????????
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Rocker » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:40 am

grammer wrote:What is going on here????????


Don't worry grammer. A few typos got them all going very non PC but, we are back on track now following the Brent Geese during their visit to Ireland.

Happiness is having a good laugh too.....thanks all .......yis are dreadful but :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
HID says more than once "I thought that was a serious Dún Laoghaire site" :lol: :lol:
Poor him I'll drag him along on the 2nd for a baptism of fire :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Happiness is.......

Postby Zirco » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:39 am

Rocker wrote:
grammer wrote:What is going on here????????


Don't worry grammer. A few typos got them all going very non PC but, we are back on track now following the Brent Geese during their visit to Ireland.

Happiness is having a good laugh too.....thanks all .......yis are dreadful but :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
HID says more than once "I thought that was a serious Dún Laoghaire site" :lol: :lol:
Poor him I'll drag him along on the 2nd for a baptism of fire :lol: :lol: :lol:


Tks Rocker, you're quite right, a good laugh is brill.....all having a laugh, tks everyone wuu wuu wuu
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