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Had an image selected for this months farming competition finalists.

 

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3 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Had an image selected for this months farming competition finalists.

 

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Well done Allan! Good luck!

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Just now, gvallee said:

 

Well done Allan! Good luck!

 

Good luck to you too Gen. BTW it was me that voted for your tree. Great shot with the ploughed field making a tree island.

 

Allan

 

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5 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Good luck to you too Gen. BTW it was me that voted for your tree. Great shot with the ploughed field making a tree island.

 

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Aww... You're the one who took pity LOL!! Thank you, don't tell anyone.

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37 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

Aww... You're the one who took pity LOL!! Thank you, don't tell anyone.

 

SHhhh.

 

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1 minute ago, Allan Bell said:

 

SHhhh.

 

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I suspect a stitch-up. I demand a recount!  😎

 

Good thing? Just had my flu jab. The folk at my local medical centre are drilled like soldiers. I was in and out in two minutes. Hooray for the NHS!

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24 minutes ago, John Morrison said:

 

I suspect a stitch-up. I demand a recount!  😎

 

Good thing? Just had my flu jab. The folk at my local medical centre are drilled like soldiers. I was in and out in two minutes. Hooray for the NHS!

I was supposed to have my flu jab today, but they cancelled it yesterday for the 2nd time - probably due to the petrol shortages but they didn't give a reason.

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1 hour ago, John Morrison said:

 

I suspect a stitch-up. I demand a recount!  😎

 

Good thing? Just had my flu jab. The folk at my local medical centre are drilled like soldiers. I was in and out in two minutes. Hooray for the NHS!

 

You don't need a recount. Romping away. Good luck.

 

Allan

 

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I saw the new Bond film tonight - No Time To Die. It’s ok, but half an hour too long and the whole story is a bit silly. I’m glad I saw it but I wouldn’t watch it again. 

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8 hours ago, Colblimp said:

I saw the new Bond film tonight - No Time To Die. It’s ok, but half an hour too long and the whole story is a bit silly. I’m glad I saw it but I wouldn’t watch it again. 

Yes you need to switch off your credibility in order to enjoy Bond films, they're fun if silly. I enjoyed reading the books as a youngster, somewhat more gritty than the films. Won't be turning out to see this one, but may watch it on the small screen when it drops down to Freeview - assuming I'm still around !

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40 minutes ago, Bryan said:

Yes you need to switch off your credibility in order to enjoy Bond films, they're fun if silly. I enjoyed reading the books as a youngster, somewhat more gritty than the films. Won't be turning out to see this one, but may watch it on the small screen when it drops down to Freeview - assuming I'm still around !

No, this HAS to be watched on the big screen. Some of the photography is really rather amazing. Any landscape photographer would drool. 

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44 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

No, this HAS to be watched on the big screen. Some of the photography is really rather amazing. Any landscape photographer would drool. 

 

Sure you're right Andy, but I don't like modern cinemas, the sound is often uncomfortably loud, too much popcorn and generally not my thing. We used to go to an old fashioned low key cinema in Durham, but, like many, it closed. We still have the old style film theatre in Newcastle but I confess  it's ages since we last went. 

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4 minutes ago, Bryan said:

 

Sure you're right Andy, but I don't like modern cinemas, the sound is often uncomfortably loud, too much popcorn and generally not my thing. We used to go to an old fashioned low key cinema in Durham, but, like many, it closed. We still have the old style film theatre in Newcastle but I confess  it's ages since we last went. 

It’s certainly louder than your telly, but it wasn’t TOO loud last night. The biggest thing that annoys me is other people talking. 😡

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9 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

It’s certainly louder than your telly, but it wasn’t TOO loud last night. The biggest thing that annoys me is other people talking. 😡

 

For me it's the constant rustling of a crisp packet from someone sitting behind.

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The last film I watched in a movie house was Road to Perdition in 2003 (?). A good film but I found it disconcerting that Paul Newman, as the head of the Irish mob, was named John Rooney, my father's name. 

 

I'm alway in trouble with constantly changing modern technology, but I've comfortably adjusted to watching videos on a small screen and reading books on a tablet. 

 

 

 

 

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For me it is the dirty old man who seeks me out to sit next to.

 

Allan

 

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1 minute ago, Allan Bell said:

For me it is the dirty old man who seeks me out to sit next to.

 

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I'll try to sit elsewhere, Allan.

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Over the years, I've dipped a toe in a number of creative activities, which I think I've occasionally mentioned in the forum (Constantly mentioned?) 

 

I once tried my hand as a film critic for the Hearst Publishing's website. I reviewed 10 films and said goodbye. I hated doing that. 

 

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2 hours ago, Bryan said:

 

Sure you're right Andy, but I don't like modern cinemas, the sound is often uncomfortably loud, too much popcorn and generally not my thing. We used to go to an old fashioned low key cinema in Durham, but, like many, it closed. We still have the old style film theatre in Newcastle but I confess  it's ages since we last went. 

 

We must have very good hearing compared to the rest of the world these days. I also find the sound too loud in almost all movie theaters and it is usually too cold as well. I've learned to bring a sweater and usually wind up stuffing some Kleenex in my ears. Definitely not a comfortable experience. I remember "in the old days" I used to enjoy the previews but now they are even louder than the feature.

 

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3 hours ago, NYCat said:

 

We must have very good hearing compared to the rest of the world these days. I also find the sound too loud in almost all movie theaters and it is usually too cold as well. I've learned to bring a sweater and usually wind up stuffing some Kleenex in my ears. Definitely not a comfortable experience. I remember "in the old days" I used to enjoy the previews but now they are even louder than the feature.

 

Paulette

 

Similar thing happened one time to my lady friend and me when we went to the Cambridge Arts Theatre to see a musical. (We used to go there quite often.) During the first half the sound was really loud for such a small theatre and we could not hear the words so a group of of the audience, including us, demanded to speak with the manager and producer. They agreed to reduce the sound levels for the second half and it was better but still loud. The outcome, we found out later, was that the actors complained to the producer that they were having difficulty hearing their lead in lines. We did not notice anything wrong.

 

Allan

 

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Everybody is accustomed to amplification nowadays and I miss the sound of the un-amplified human voice. I do get it beautifully with the choral music of the Voices of Ascension. They have four concerts scheduled for 2021-2022. I have missed them.

 

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2 hours ago, NYCat said:

Everybody is accustomed to amplification nowadays and I miss the sound of the un-amplified human voice. I do get it beautifully with the choral music of the Voices of Ascension. They have four concerts scheduled for 2021-2022. I have missed them.

 

Paulette

Agreed the human voice is musically tops, but unplugged music a close second.

 

Pre Covid we would search out small local folk venues, a small bookshop, a coffee shop etc where amplification wasn't needed, and the performances normally very good. However the odd one, typically the warm up act,  insisted on using amplification and it was both unnecessary and inappropriate. 

 

My hearing might have been damaged after spending time on engine test beds in a previous life, but I find loud sounds actually painful. 

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On 03/10/2021 at 13:12, Bryan said:

Agreed the human voice is musically tops, but unplugged music a close second.

 

Pre Covid we would search out small local folk venues, a small bookshop, a coffee shop etc where amplification wasn't needed, and the performances normally very good. However the odd one, typically the warm up act,  insisted on using amplification and it was both unnecessary and inappropriate. 

 

My hearing might have been damaged after spending time on engine test beds in a previous life, but I find loud sounds actually painful. 

Yes, Bryan. My husband damaged his hearing banging on stones which made a particular loud, sharp high-frequency sound while laying a walk, and forevermore complained of pain from loud sounds.  Some of the sounds, like voices, I didn’t consider that loud. Yet he had trouble understanding dialogue because certain frequencies were muted or lost.

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Managed to get fuel at my local BP this morning, only about a 5 minute wait.  Feeling liberated again, I then when to Costco, the rest as they say is history😄  I did pass another couple of fuel garages with only short queues, maybe things are getting better.

 

Carol🙏

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