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The best night of my life was spent lying in the bottom of a boat, floating down a river low enough to be under the thin layer of mist gathering at about 3am such that it scudded between me and the stars.

Make us feel all warm and fluffy. Tell us about the most beautiful moments in your life so far.

(, Fri 11 Mar 2005, 9:15)
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10:17pm Febuary 29th, 2000
Been going out with my first love for a few months and since it was a leap year I was joking with her beforehand that Feburary 29th was the only day the ladies were allowed to ask their man to marry them.

So we went out with friends early on in the evening and thought nothing of it. Got back to the flat and continued a daft argument between myself, my girlfriend and my buddies over a few more drinks.

Got quite late, so I decided to go to bed and since it was now 1st March I was not going to face any surprises. Opened the door to find that my girlfriend had covered the bed in flowers and had written "Will you marry me?" across it, with a note saying 10:17pm, Febuary 29th to prove that she'd asked me in time.

Went back into the living room, broke up the argument, went up to her, said "Yes" and gave her a massive kiss.

My mates didn't have a clue.

(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 14:40, Reply)
Sat in the Peruvian mountains on a ledge looking over a big pond thing. Mountains across the way, so many stars it was untrue, over the mountains across the pond a lightening storm was going on and the reflections in the pond were ace. Been cycling for charity and had a beer in my hand lickd up to an amazing guy and kissed him for the first time...
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 14:08, Reply)
Sailing, halfway
across the channel in a very nasty storm, getting a bit nervous, with my 2 friends below deck. Some dolphins started cruising alongside us, and one was swimmimg, level with me, about 15ft away from the boat. It kind of turned sideways, and stuck one eye out of the water, and just looked straight at me. We just stared at each other for about 30 seconds, and then the dolphin just meandered off again. Still gives me goosebumps now.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 13:25, Reply)
These glasto ones made me remember:

11pm, saturday, raining (continually for 3 days), wet to the core. Having a smoke with wife in the Tiny Tea Tent. Decide to write off the day and get some kip as fully done in.

Walk past jazz stage. Roni Size. Rhythm drops on Brown Paper Bag. Moment of pure joy. Dance all night.

Closest I'll ever get to a damascus moment.

Clearly, you had to be there...
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 13:14, Reply)
Let's run
One sunny day, when I was about 8, I was walking back to our house from the village with my Dad.

"Let's run," he said. "Why?" "Because one day, we won't be able to."

We ran home for no reason.

Still clear as a bell after 30 years.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 13:06, Reply)
Toasted bacon sandwiches with ma honey
I had wanted the woman of my dreams for years and we were good friends but nothing more. Then one night, we were out having a few beers and were walking back in the rain, when we both stopped and looked at eahc other (beautiful moment #1) - this was followed by more beautiful moments once home but the next morning, the two of us, in bed, with the wind howling, tucking into toasted bacon sandwiches and HP, then falling back to sleep with this woman. Man, that was indeed beautiful....
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 12:40, Reply)
Playing a gig
in North London. Decent sized stage, good lighting. I turned to my left to see the rest of the band in an almost trance-like state during a really intense instrumental section. Then the spell was broken and the three of us at the front of the stage all exhaled hard at the same time, sending a wall of sweat and saliva into the air. It doesn't sound "beautiful" in the true sense of the word, but I'll try to explain. Imagine how it feels watching your favourite band. Now imagine being in your favourite band.

Live music is a wonderful thing.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 12:34, Reply)
24 hours previous to my earlier recollection.

Driving to Vegas, from LA on I-15(?), overnight. Convertible mustang, top down, 100mph, marlboro lights, big coffee, ipod/itrip, a whole galaxy of uppers. Unfuckingbelieveable. Fulfilling an alltime life time dream. Driving over the mountain and seeing Vegas at 3am in the distance. Exactly at the moment I get a call from my only friend in America saying "are you there yet? are you there yet."

Typing this i realise I have to do it again. very soon.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 12:33, Reply)
Vegas Strip
Jet lagged and hungover in las vegas. Awake at 5am. Walked out of Luxor on to Tropicana and turned on to the strip past NY:NY. Dawn, warm, and very very quiet. To see the full length (well first few miles) of the strip, almost deserted. Fantastic. Got some great pictures.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 12:26, Reply)
ladridoloco is right...
having tunes on, especially up Oxford Road in Manc in the morning, makes the world a much more bearable place. tho, you gotta watch yourself, the amojtnt of times i've nearly been ran over!
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 12:09, Reply)
So many to choose from...a selection
Standing atop Borobudur in Indonesia at 5am - still makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck - magic.

Having a nice cold Stella Artois or 3 with yer mates in the beer garden of the Allied Arms on a stinking hot day - magical

Standing in the eye of the Uffinfton White Horse on an English summers day - even more magical

Finding out that my ex-g/f who had fleeced me for thousands and had gone to spend it in Oz was actually up the duff after 4 weeks away - Truly priceless !
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 12:06, Reply)

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