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What are you going to do whilst in lockdown?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Gerard124, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    Today I took my eldest grandchild out shopping for clothes.

    She is 10 but looks 14.

    We raided the size 8 womens sale rail in Sainsbury's and picked up some bargains. She loves corduroy and dislikes anything 'girly.'

    For a treat I got her a big bag of Kanzi apples.

    We then went to Decathlon and found some sandals and a fleece. Also we bagged some womens purple fancy hiking shorts.
    I have promised her a decent large rucksack soon, to contribute to her camping/hiking hobby.

    The clothes in Decathlon are mostly synthetic fibres, which I cannot wear. I find this really annoying as I like many of the designs. There is a lot said about the wicking properties of certain weaves or cloth when browsing the clothing range. Without fail, anything synthetic I wear, e.g. a T-shirt makes me sweat like a pig. I get the same effect with shoes.
     
  2. claire.foxx

    claire.foxx Trans rights matter more than your feelings

    My little headless i3 hackintosh server has been quite the trooper this month for c19 protein folds. Nothing like the repurposed bitcoin mining big rigs, but that’s a great show from an 8th Gen i3 in a month.

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    Waiting for the Hardware for the under bar and shelf in the meantime it sits on a wobbly coffee table under the desk.

    [​IMG]
    It’s good keyboard, feels like an old DX7
     
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  3. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    work, had a great Teams meeting with the architects working on our new building at work.

    Had a productive Teams meeting with a new recruit who lives in Bournemouth, he and his partner are avoiding the beach atm. He did say that is was crowded, but not as bad as the media were making out. Facilities like toilets are overwhelmed, but he says that is normal for a hot weekend. Worse was the litter, people pissing in the street and in residents front garden, and shitting in crisp packets and leaving it on the beach.
     
  4. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Gross , i saw the pics of the rubbish they left ...
     
  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    poding broad beans for nights meatballs with broad beans and lemon.

    Making some homemade taramasalata from some smoked fish roe I acquired
     
  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Neighbour over the road brought me another enormous bag of basil from his allotment so I shall add pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil and turn it into pesto.
    Should get at least half a litre.
    It freezes easily.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2020
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  7. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    A-Z CDs: Kruder Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions

    Something from 1998.
     
  8. timH

    timH pfm Member

    A month or so ago i added a basil growing pot to our tesco delivery. Once it was here i divided it into four or five pieces and planted each bit into its own small pot. A couple of weeks later i put them all into a great big pot and i now have more basil than ever and its really healthy and great flavour. All for £1.50 plus time
     
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  9. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    we do that with basil.

    I also plant out the pots of curly/flat leaf parsley, that grows well.

    We have chives from a supermarket pot that lived through winter and are spreading slowly. The flowers are good to eat as well.
     
  10. timH

    timH pfm Member

    Yeah i did it with thyme and coriander too but whilst they’re growing reasonably they’re nothing like the basil.
     
  11. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    I doubt whether you have grown coriander or basil outside, which is what I was talking about.

    I also did it with rosemary, and now have 3 bushes of it and another growing in the field. Rosemary seems fussy about the soil, but I have got away with it.
     
  12. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    we are and it is ok

    we have huge rosemary bush

    chives and thyme have never survived in a garden
     
  13. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I’ve had Rosemary grow like mad here. My next door neighbour had it along the low wall along the front of his property but got rid because it was too vigorous.
    Thyme, parsley and chives grow well to.
    Basil seems to do ok until the first chilly evening, not freezing just cold, which sees it off.
     
  14. roman

    roman pfm Member

    Wonderful stuff. Done the same myself. Next time you have the oven on I recommend baking some potatoes and turning them into gnocchi. Mine are imperfect looking but delicious, go well with the pesto and can go in the freezer too.
     
  15. timH

    timH pfm Member

    Basil, thyme and coriander are all outside. Thyme in the ground (gravel garden) others in pots. Also have rosemary and oregano in the gravel garden
     
  16. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    Smoking tabs drinking witches brew and just nearly won £100000 on a scratch card, and received a ban of another forum just a few days but it might be more after I queried why, I'm chilled.
     
  17. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    Looking forward (!) to visiting Aldi later.
    I am going to write a list, which includes chicken.

    Also I am going to contact Richer Sounds in Nottingham and see if they are doing demos yet. I still need to scratch the cdp itch.

    We have the Bowie Glastonbury set to watch later, I might have a beer with that.

    Also we have been playing Scrabble everyday for a few days. We play in the music room, so I get to play records as well. Winner winner.
     
  18. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Having a new boiler fitted so I will spend the day brewing tea and watching the rain.
     
  19. claire.foxx

    claire.foxx Trans rights matter more than your feelings

    1. Recording drums today and tomorrow. I LOVE HITTING SHIT.*
    2. Riffage
    3. Tea
    (*Shiny new earworm leapfrogged the scheduled one.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  20. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I'm banned from two. Coincidentally, both are owned/run by coronavirus conspiracy theorists.
     

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