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23 minutes ago, Inchiquin said:

 

I'm sure this doesn't apply to your neighbours Bryan, but there are going to be an awful lot of other people's neighbours around the country with thin walls cursing the lockdown!

 

Alan

 

One advantage of keyboards and synths is that they can be played into headphones. Reduces friction with the neighbours and, in the case of synths, encourages extra care to avoid patching unstable feedback loops: a sudden blast of howl isn't fun.

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#Day 6  Self-Isolation

This is what I did today

 

No butterfly was hurt during this shoot. It was eaten though...

 

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58 minutes ago, Inchiquin said:

 

I'm sure this doesn't apply to your neighbours Bryan, but there are going to be an awful lot of other people's neighbours around the country with thin walls cursing the lockdown!

 

Alan

 

Alan, I'm sure that shirt you're wearing is loader than any rock group. This thought from the Man in Black. 😎

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There's a knock on the door . . .

 

In the Past: "Welcome, come in!"  Now: "Welcome, step back from the door please."  Next week:  "Did you just touch my door with your virus-infected knuckles? I'm an America -- I have a gun in here!" 

 

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We have new neighbours, not surprising we haven't introduced ourselves, nor have they.

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A friend volunteers at a local dog shelter. I have said since I lost my last dog and gained my 'freedom' that I would not have another. I do occasional dog sitting to help friends out when they go away. Well, I seem to have just talked myself into 'fostering' a dog from the kennels who had a puppy overnight. The kennels were not aware she was pregnant. So looks like I will be confined to quarters with a dog and a newborn puppy.  

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17 minutes ago, george said:

A friend volunteers at a local dog shelter. I have said since I lost my last dog and gained my 'freedom' that I would not have another. I do occasional dog sitting to help friends out when they go away. Well, I seem to have just talked myself into 'fostering' a dog from the kennels who had a puppy overnight. The kennels were not aware she was pregnant. So looks like I will be confined to quarters with a dog and a newborn puppy.  

 

Sounds like fun to me!

 

Paulette

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7 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Alan, I'm sure that shirt you're wearing is loader than any rock group. This thought from the Man in Black. 😎

 

Ah, but it doesn't annoy my neighbours though!

 

Alan

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On 22/03/2020 at 18:49, Cecile Marion said:

Ok. I may give it a go. I’d like to see the film, but I’m also a bit of a wimp. My NYC daughter and I have been plowing through the TV series The Americans and there are times, when I know something sinister is going to happen, that I’m pulling a pillow over my eyes. Of course, now that my daughter is here staying with me, everything we watch is "negotiated." 🙂

Cecile, you remind me a bit of my late husband. When “The Exorcist “ came out, we went to see it. I gagged a time or two. My hubby was able to watch, no covering the face.

A couple of nights later, we had gone to bed and all was quiet. I suddenly remembered something exciting I forgot to tell him and got on my elbow and looked toward him. My neck went pop, pop, pop, pop and he nearly leapt out of bed.

That was because one of the worst scenes in the movie was when the possessed girl’s head turned 360 degrees with neck popping.

Betty

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I wish I could turn my head like that. And I wish I had the guts to wear Alan's shirt. I bought a grey tee-shirt awhile ago. I'll try it on soon.

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4 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

I wish I could turn my head like that. And I wish I had the guts to wear Alan's shirt. I bought a grey tee-shirt awhile ago. I'll try to on soon.

I think looking at Alan’s shirt in the sunlight would cause my head to split open. Or put my eyes out.

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LOL, Betty. I skipped The Exorcist.
 

I react much like Edo described and "take on some of the negative elements of the plot." It’s like being overly sensitive to certain things. They become personal. I can view some films that have violence if there is a reason for me to watch, and I can deal with tough situations when necessary, but those images never leave me. I’m sure I’ll eventually watch 1917, but will wait for a "calmer" time. 

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2 hours ago, NYCat said:

 

Sounds like fun to me!

 

Paulette

 

Paulette, have you seen your sea otter picture at the top of the Twitter feed on the main forum page?  Image ID: E97YWX // Paulette Sinclair

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14 minutes ago, sb photos said:

 

Paulette, have you seen your sea otter picture at the top of the Twitter feed on the main forum page?  Image ID: E97YWX // Paulette Sinclair

 

Indeed, yes, and now I know why they did it. They have just sold that one for a greeting card along with my dangling bear cub. Such good news. My money-making work is usually cat-sitting and that business is gone right now and will probably be slow to pick up again as people are not going to be wanting to travel. Fortunately I have a cash cushion and I don't think this thing is going to last forever. An optimist at heart.

 

Paulette

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After I'd pollarded the beech tree and a bunch of other gardening, the council cancelled the garden waste collection then closed the tip which we wouldn't have been allowed to visit anyway.

We were then stuck with eight huge bags of cuttings with nowhere to go. So we had a jolly little blaze in the brazier.

 

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2 hours ago, NYCat said:

a cash cushion

Thanks to the stock market crash my pension fund has gone from a cushion to concrete goloshes. I haven't dared look at it for a fortnight.

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36 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Thanks to the stock market crash my pension fund has gone from a cushion to concrete goloshes. I haven't dared look at it for a fortnight.

 

Oh my. I actually have some cash to see me over for a while but most of my retirement money is, indeed, in the market. I was thinking the market was too high and expecting a drop at some point but this is appalling. If it doesn't come mostly back in a couple of years I will be in trouble. Let's not think about it.

 

Paulette

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6 minutes ago, NYCat said:

Let's not think about it.

 

That's my way of dealing with money too... 😟

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3 minutes ago, John Morrison said:

 

That's my way of dealing with money too... 😟

 

Thanks for the giggle.

 

Paulette

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On 23/03/2020 at 16:41, geogphotos said:

 

Thanks John, I have I think learned a bit about how to process pics of stained glass windows. My church coverage is partial and subjective - but I enjoy it all and am learning a bit. I even spent £80 on a specialist book about 19th century stained glass windows in Suffolk also  various other guides. As to the future who knows. There are perhaps 500 medieval village churches just in this one county, even more in Norfolk. A few were converted into homes when that was considered an option 20-30 or so years ago. A  few of the most historic are cared for by various trusts if and when they become redundant. One or two have been converted to cultural and community venues. Most are looked after by a small and dwindling group of elderly villagers. Who knows how long they can survive as actually places of worship. I suppose in part that is my interest. Not all of might accessible in the future and their best chance of survival is if people find an interest in exploring them and valuing them. I've got at least some coverage of around 220 Suffolk churches now - but that varies from one shot to lots and lots. Might go out and bag a few more today since the sun shines on us.😃

 

I've been doing the same in Wiltshire when down there visiting mother -in-law.

 

As to stock sales. No, not worth it really from that point of view.

 

Ian, you might be interested or might have heard of him. Sounds like you've got competition.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8153307/The-doors-closed-glorious-churches-one-intrepid-man-photograph-lot.html

 

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Trying to do little things to lift spirits, we are all stuck with this for some time. I feel like I'm in a downward slide. I have in the main continued with gardening, including digging a few weeds out. Taking breakfast in the garden since last week. 

 

I ll need to plant seeds out and looking in the garden shed to find a decent container to replant strawberry plants in. I signed up to NHS volunteer call I thought I d give some hours over to that.

 

Other than that like some of you mentioned, I need to recheck tags.Might spend little time on creative material.  Seems the bottom has dropped out of sales on here for me.

 

Whatever way - Its difficult for everyone at present time. 

 

💐 Take care all

 

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If I'm lucky enough to get away on my hols during the year, at some point on my return I will do a photobook.  I started doing this in 2007 as I was extremely ill back and though fine now I  have done one every year since.  My photobooks are just A4 coffee table books.  I'm about halfway through last years one now, trying to put off finishing it though because once it finished, I won't have it to do 😀

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Activities? Well, last week I learned Swahili. This week I’m getting to grips with double-entry book-keeping. My next project is to build a scale model of St Paul’s Cathedral out of match-sticks.

 

Nah… I’m editing pix in my underpants and eating cold baked beans out of the can…

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3 minutes ago, John Morrison said:

Activities? Well, last week I learned Swahili. This week I’m getting to grips with double-entry book-keeping. My next project is to build a scale model of St Paul’s Cathedral out of match-sticks.

 

Nah… I’m editing pix in my underpants and eating cold baked beans out of the can…

Jambo - I have a Swahili language book if you need one !

 

Demand a selfie of you editing pix in your underpants eating cold baked beans out of the can, or it didn't happen !😀

 

Carol

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