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Upbeat community sharing the 'brighter' side of life. Forum is open for non members to post. 

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  2.  The Media Lounge

    1. The 'Good News' Desk

      Inspiring and uplifting news stories you will 'want' to read with your morning / break time cuppa. Please feel free to share your own too.

       

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    2. Random Acts Of Kindness

      Does your faith in humanity need a boost ? Kindness and compassion is alive and kicking here, so come on in and be uplifted and inspired.

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    3. Magazine

      General interest stories/articles

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  3.  The Leisure Lounge

    1. The Chat Bar

      Welcome's & Intro's / Off topic chat and fun stuff.

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    2. The Old Juke Box

      Fancy a blast from the past ? Step back in time and enjoy/share your favorite golden oldies music.

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    3. Channel Hoppers

      The great and not so great from TV past and present.

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  4.  Pet'n'Wild

    1. Wonderful Wildlife

      Enjoy our diverse and wonderful wildlife.

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    2. Animal Friendships - Cross Species

      Animal friendships between cross species - from adorably cute to totally unexpected.

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  5.  Natures Bounty

    1. Beautiful Flowers & Plants

      Flowers, plants and home gardens around the world in all their colorful glory.

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    2. Botanical Gardens & Public Parks

      Beautiful botanical gardens and parks around the world.

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    3. Living Sculptures

      The amazing artistry of living sculptures. While some of the botanical gardens in this section may also be featured in the above category - these videos focus on the 'sculptures'.

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    4. Tree Trails

      Beautiful blossom trees, the colorful splendor of Autumn leaves, urban, forest & woodland trees.

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  2. Oh my goodness !!! this is a truly astounding and beautiful garden - very aptly named too. :)
  3. I think I'd convert it so the top level was the live in part - would have a fantastic view of everything roundabout. It shouldn't be too difficult to screen the windows where needed. :)
  4. I would be in heaven... just would want lots of vines because, you know, peeping toms 🤣
  5. Just think - you could convert one part into living quarters and have the rest as garden lol
  6. This next video is a more in depth view of the gardens.
  7. Wow that's not a creature I'd choose to swim with !
  8. From a close-up toothy croc encounter to bird attacking a ball of fish under the ocean, some of the best underwater pictures in the world have been revealed in this photography competition. More than 4,000 pictures were entered for the Underwater Photography contest across 17 categories. “Winning here, or even just being placed, is [our] most coveted accolade because it says you succeeded in the most competitive environment there is, against the top talent of the moment,” said website owner and competition organizer Tal Mor. Full Story/Pics
  9. This big guy blocks half the road and is totally not bothered by any vehicle that goes past him.
  10. Upon looking at this month’s most popular musical singles chart in the UK, it may seem like it is dominated by pop stars and hip hop artists – but there is now a new kind of singer that is rising to the top. A song called “Let Nature Sing” is currently ranked as the 11th most popular musical single – and it is a track that is made up entirely of bird sounds. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds released the track last month as a means of raising awareness for vulnerable bird species. The soothing soundscape consists of 25 different bird calls, hoots, and hollers. From blackbirds and woodpeckers to warblers and robins, all of the birds featured on the track are endangered in the UK. If you want to help “Let Nature Sing” reach #10 on the UK charts before the month is over, you can buy or stream the song from the society’s website. Full Story & Video
  11. A new survey examined how enthused 2,000 Americans were to exercise—and it revealed the weird and common excuses people give for staying home. Most Common Excuses Too tired – 63% / Too hot – 39% / Too cold – 39% / Too much work – 35% / Just ate – 31% Walked a lot today – 27% / Recovering from last workout – 27% - That would be me lol Gym too crowded – 22% / Taking care of kids – 17% / Gym is too out of the way – 17% Climbed a lot of stairs today – 15% / No clean gym clothes – 15% / I have a meeting tomorrow – 15% / I feel self conscious today – 14% I just got my hair done – 12% / Picking up kids is my workout – 10% / Just got my nails done – 9% (This one is my favorite) - My phone battery is too low – 10% - What ??? this one belongs in the list below Craziest Excuses 1. My cat is depressed / 2. I had to take my son’s bicycle into service / 3. I exercised in my dreams - So that's why I'm still tired some mornings 4. I stubbed my pinky toe / 5. My pancreas hurts / 6. I took Viagra and am too engorged to wear workout clothes - I'm speechless - but my mind is in overdrive A simple headache, backache, cold or flu would have sufficed in a lot of these cases Lol There is more to this article Here
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