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31 minutes ago, DJ Myford said:

a bottle of wine for my birthday and made it last three days.

😮Three days!

Three hours here.🤪

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7 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

😮Three days! Three ours here.🤪

 

Ha ha, same here but maybe slightly less depending on the occasion😄

 

As for self isolation, the only product I've been having trouble getting is tomato puree, my sister managed to find some so is posting 2 tubes to me they will arrive this morning.  About 10 minutes ago, my amazing neighbour also posted 1 tube through my letterbox.  I guess cooking something is today's activity😀

 

Carol

 

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11 minutes ago, CAROL SAUNDERS said:

 

Ha ha, same here but maybe slightly less depending on the occasion😄

 

As for self isolation, the only product I've been having trouble getting is tomato puree, my sister managed to find some so is posting 2 tubes to me they will arrive this morning.  About 10 minutes ago, my amazing neighbour also posted 1 tube through my letterbox.  I guess cooking something is today's activity😀

 

Carol

 

Pizza. Make your own base if you can get the yeast but we sometimes make it with a scone type dough, like we did when the children were at home. Mmm.

Needs two hands though as it's a bit crumbly.

Need wine with that of course. Our Majestic delivery has just arrived- took 10 days😮 but we have a basic stock of about 100 bottles. So we won't run out.

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52 minutes ago, DJ Myford said:

On the subject of drink (which was the current subject elsewhere), I picked up a bottle of wine for my birthday and made it last three days. That's probably the end of my alcohol consumption for this month. I've been stretching the supplies out to minimise trips to the shops, and have lost about 4kg so far. Another four and I'll be at my target weight, but it might be better to get there a bit slower.

 

I am going to get a bottle of Spirytus Stawski. (A Polish Vodka 96% proof).

 

Not to drink but to use as a hand rub. That should kill the little b*****ds off.

 

Allan

 

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My very long, toxic PANDEMIC thread is gone. Poof! LOL

 

I have no problem with that, but I wonder why there was no notice nor statement? I guess they're busy. 

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3 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

My very long, toxic PANDEMIC thread is gone. Poof! LOL

 

I have no problem with that, but I wonder why there was no notice nor statement? I guess they're busy. 

 

It was VERY long! I guess they're busy. Not your fault, but it didn't end up being a good advertisement for the forum.

Never talk about religion or politics on a first date.... 😄

 

To stay on topic, I'm religiously (hah!) cleaning my flat as part of my staying sane activities.

Stephen

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3 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

My very long, toxic PANDEMIC thread is gone. Poof! LOL

 

I have no problem with that, but I wonder why there was no notice nor statement? I guess they're busy. 

 

Betty's "I'm Gone" thread has also disappeared, which was a cause derived from your thread edo.

 

Please note that I am not attaching any sort of blame for this just making an observation.

 

I honestly think that your thread had more than run it's course and was surprised that Alamy let it go on so long.

 

Allan

 

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Cleaning the flat! What a great idea. But I must think about it first. Hmm.

 

Yes, Allan, "I'm Gone" is also gone. Our virtual house is being cleaned.

 

Edo

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12 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

My very long, toxic PANDEMIC thread is gone. Poof! LOL

 

I have no problem with that, but I wonder why there was no notice nor statement? I guess they're busy. 

Maybe "less said, soonest mended". 

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Let's stay on topic please people! We don't want more vanishing acts....

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1 minute ago, Steve F said:

Let's stay on topic please people! We don't want more vanishing acts....

 

.. vanishing acts would be good on 'Britain's Got Talent' though..  🙂

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As my day job is in the world of telecommunications/IT/software development and I home work half of the time anyway, my work continues as normal. Indeed last week, I was on a pretty heavy-going training course, all delivered virtually using video conferencing. My issue is that I have the added distraction of children at home.

 

From a photography standpoint, I am reduced to photographing day-to-day activities at home be it meals, gardening or our attempts at some home education.

Outside of photography, I've been gardening more than usual and as I've always enjoyed computer games, that pastime just continues as normal too.

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40 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Betty's "I'm Gone" thread has also disappeared, which was a cause derived from your thread edo.

 

Please note that I am not attaching any sort of blame for this just making an observation.

 

I honestly think that your thread had more than run it's course and was surprised that Alamy let it go on so long.

 

Allan

 

Alamy don't have enough staff to provide adult supervision for 2 threads lol !!!!!

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48 minutes ago, Matt Ashmore said:

… and as I've always enjoyed computer games, that pastime just continues as normal too.

 

I've been playing online Solitaire and Mahjong, but it's been decades since I played a 'real' computer game. There is one I would like to have a go at, but (a) I don't own the console required to play it, and (b) I think it is now out of print. So I've been playing vicariously by watching run-through vids on YouTube.

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I'm finding out about bluescreen for overlaying video- a light blue bedsheet is just about right. Freemasons can't meet for the time being so I'm making up a recording of the toast to absent friends our lodge usually proposes at the end of dinner. Because absent friends is everyone right now.

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Apart from actually getting out into the urban or rural landscape to make work, life has gone on much as usual. Exceptions being shopping trips are now minimal and no socialising obviously. This morning I had a Skype tutorial with a Ph.D student I am supporting. Then I repaired the roof of one of the sheds I have here next to the studio which is halfway up my looooong garden. Years ago the old shed was a pig sty but they now hold gardening and other tools and sundries. One needed some new corrugated sheeting so I did that. Then I planted some salad stuff in the greenhouse and now I am sorting out some more material to photograph here in the studio to add to my series of work with seed heads. I keep them around the studio for ages then see what I can do with them. Mostly they are then printed using the platinum / palladium process. There are a few here: https://www.pete-davis-photography.com/platinum-printing

I also have about 40 pints of home made beer to bottle but that will keep until tomorrow.

 

Stay safe and keep occupied everyone.

 

Pete Davis

https://www.pete-davis-photography.com/

http://peteslandscape.blogspot.com/

https://www.instagram.com/petedavisphoto/

 

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14 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

40 pints of home-brewed beer? No wonder you call it Wild Wales. 

That's just the latest batch. I have about 100+ bottles of various brews. IPA's, darker beers and some rather good Belgian Dubbel Trappist style ale at 8% abv. The others are between 5 and 6% abv. It's all bottle conditioned so they are at various stages of maturation. Some very drinkable now and others will be ready in a few weeks etc. Can't go to the pub to drink good real ale so.................

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Doing my best not to get over excited as we organize another day of fun filled family activities.

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We’ve been getting deliveries from local food businesses that have stepped in who normally don’t do home deliveries. A meat business that normally sells to the catering industry; a cheese shop that had to close; a vegetable market; an artisan dairy that normally only supplies to shops and so on. The produce is fantastic and so much better than from a supermarket, plus it helps to keep these businesses afloat. So I’ve been taking photos of food. 
 

cheese-board-spanish-sheeps-cheese-gorgo

 

colourful-bowl-of-fresh-fruit-and-vegeta

local-home-delivery-of-fresh-vegetables-

 

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35 minutes ago, Sally said:

We’ve been getting deliveries from local food businesses that have stepped in who normally don’t do home deliveries. A meat business that normally sells to the catering industry; a cheese shop that had to close; a vegetable market; an artisan dairy that normally only supplies to shops and so on. The produce is fantastic and so much better than from a supermarket, plus it helps to keep these businesses afloat. So I’ve been taking photos of food. 
 

cheese-board-spanish-sheeps-cheese-gorgo

 

colourful-bowl-of-fresh-fruit-and-vegeta

local-home-delivery-of-fresh-vegetables-

 

 

Wow. Looks so good!

 

Paulette

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Sally, is your place anywhere near Wild Wales? I'm gonna need some of that cheese and maybe a tomato to go with Dyn's beer.

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2 hours ago, Sally said:

We’ve been getting deliveries from local food businesses that have stepped in who normally don’t do home deliveries. A meat business that normally sells to the catering industry; a cheese shop that had to close; a vegetable market; an artisan dairy that normally only supplies to shops and so on. The produce is fantastic and so much better than from a supermarket, plus it helps to keep these businesses afloat. So I’ve been taking photos of food. 

 

 

Great food pictures! How long did they take to arrange? I'm guessing it wasn't quick....

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12 minutes ago, Steve F said:

 

Great food pictures! How long did they take to arrange? I'm guessing it wasn't quick....

Not very long actually. The ingredients are so good. Cheese took a bit longer. Sorry Ed....I’m in Scotland....

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Been re-coating woodwork in the garden, makes you wonder if it's worthwhile as wood always rots at the junction of soil and air, but it kept me busy for a few hours. Question is do I start on the perimeter fence?  Once upon a time you would coat the subsoil section of fence posts with creosote or diesel oil, but there's nothing now legally available for DIY use.

 

Then we have the grandchildren staying with us, clueing up on Cluedo/cards/dominos on an evening, and managed a spot of kite flying in a (empty) field. Grandson currently playing his dad at the video game FIFA - something quite beyond my competence.

 

Forgot to mention the World Series pea growing competition......

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