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Discussion in 'off topic' started by hifinutt, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Ha! That’s when the occasional neuralgia attacks I get in my thigh restarted yesterday. Fortunately at present they are so half-hearted that a bit of thumping and swearing can quickly drive them away for a week or two. It’s when they decide to visit for a few weeks that they overstay their welcome and become a real PIT, er, T.
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  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Pretty stacked with work, settled up with dealer for latest purchase & now need to pay the gardener. Life eh?
  4. Nero

    Nero Call me 'Goose'

    Well, to be fair, it gives me more fun not to bother. I always get a Scooby Doo alongside at the lights with revving engine, and it really upsets them when they zoom off into the distance while I cruise up to speed. The rozzers were waiting for them once. Did I laugh?
    I remember when I had a Volvo 740 Turbo estate and burnt off an Escort Turbo Nutter Bastard at the lights while I had a loaded trailer behind. I’m glad it was all tied on behind. I still remember the driver’s expression of surprise.
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  5. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    [​IMG]Grade 8 Certificate by Andrew Clarke, on Flickr

    Got my certificate thru yesterday. I know some in here were interested in my piano stuff, so I hope folk don't mind me posting this.

    Have selected and commenced two pieces to work on, aiming towards the ARSM Diploma.

    I've linked these due to the way they are very nicely played.

    The Gb key signature is interesting. I've not done any pieces in that key.

    Interestingly my teacher thinks this version is slightly slow in tempo, but the dynamics he gets out of what is a baby/boudoir piano is very impressive.

    Golf today, then piano this evening. Mrs C is away, so plenty of time to practice and then listen to some music.
  6. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    whilst pondering staying overnight in London tonight, discovering I have enough points for a free room at a Hilton :D
  7. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    congratulations andrew on the certificate
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  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Congratulations from an Old Person alto sax player of six months standing. (If anyone needs a squeaky version of Lullaby in Birdland (in written G, I think that’s really, um, B flat, isn’t it?) to be played at a funeral march, I’m nearly up to the right tempo.)
  9. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Nil of Note
  10. seagull

    seagull Seabird flavour member

    This morning we went to the opening of the Big Green Week in town.

    Went on to the record shop (only a quick mooch so nothing found today).

    This was followed by lunch in the garden at the Spyway Inn overlooked by a small herd 0of cows. Excellent Korean Chicken accompanied by a couple of pints of Branscombe Summa That.
  11. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Taking off hinges embedded in paint of doors , I doubt if been off for 60 years!!

    Hoping to attend a retirement do later
  12. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    More skip filling , More visits from the metal men
  13. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    I have great admiration for anyone who masters a instrument , Well done you
  14. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Out for a ride with a group today, managed to get close passes when riding single file & man in van giving it ****er signs. Delightful, we were on strines moor which is rather rural, better suited to bikes than cars.

    Bit of a mammoth music session this afternoon, flitting between albums & Radio Paradise.

    Currently trying to get an Uber which is proving problematic.
  15. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Thank you - if only I had mastered it! My Piano has fun with me - sometimes its kind and things sound nice. On other days....:rolleyes:
  16. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member


    Running the gauntlet of the killer lambs that guard the footpaths round these parts. The new generation have definitely got the Marchbanks scent pre-programmed in their DNA - this one could sense me cowering behind the gate.

    Then as I was meandering back home three cyclists decided they needed to tell me about the finer details of the workings of their company. I can only assume the information was for my benefit - they were about 400m behind, shouting much too loudly for it to be a conversation between themselves and I was the only other person about. About five minutes after they had gone by and I finally couldn’t hear them any more I had enough information to make a decent presentation on their behalf.
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  17. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Had a bonfire day down by the pool and river. Took 5 litres of diesel to get it going but then, jeez. Several trees are now no more.
  18. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Staying close to Tewkesbury for the weekend, went to a concert by the Sixteen at the Abbey, yesterday. Wonderful concert, but gosh, Tewkesbury seems to be full of numpties. Is this normal for round these parts, or just a post-Covid glitch? Our experience of local hotels and restaurants has been, um, remarkable. Big chain hotel and almost complete lack of evidence of any staff training. The bar staff were risibly inept. And local restaurants unapologetic when they lost our booking and turned us away. We won’t be back. And it took me the best part of 5 minutes to buy a concert programme with a tenner. By the time I was done, the rest of our party was in and seated.
  19. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Well, if you will venture into Worcestershire... although whenever I have to sneak across the border into that area (in heavy disguise of course, or the guards would rough me up) I always seek out a signpost to Uckinghall just for a cheap laugh. And the Magic Marker and Tippex were secreted inside the lining of my trilby because they are vital diplomatic tools, officer.
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  20. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    Prepared a Bellypork roast dinner, going to parboil a few taties for roasting later around the pig.

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