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2 hours ago, Thyrsis said:

 

Haha....not THAT David Mellor!!

 

Haha!

 

If you're ever in the region of Hathersage, take a tour around and inside the factory. It's a round building (called the Round Building I believe) by Michael Hopkins. Brilliant place!

My images are all on 35mm film, so no use, but there's not a whole lot on Alamy. Especially the visible roof structure only has one image here, while it's a thing of beauty. Very much like a bicycle wheel:

The roof of the Round Building, a cutlery factory started by David Mellor, in Hathersage, Peak District - Stock Image

(not my image)

They do have a Factory Sale now and then.

- However my cutlery is from Ikea.

 

wim

 

 

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3 hours ago, Thyrsis said:

 

Haha....not THAT David Mellor!!

You did have me wondering when I read that😄 My knife set is by Joseph whoever he is - 6 knives including guards for each one😁

 

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1 hour ago, wiskerke said:

 

Haha!

 

If you're ever in the region of Hathersage, take a tour around and inside the factory. It's a round building (called the Round Building I believe) by Michael Hopkins. Brilliant place!

My images are all on 35mm film, so no use, but there's not a whole lot on Alamy. Especially the visible roof structure only has one image here, while it's a thing of beauty. Very much like a bicycle wheel:

The roof of the Round Building, a cutlery factory started by David Mellor, in Hathersage, Peak District - Stock Image

(not my image)

They do have a Factory Sale now and then.

- However my cutlery is from Ikea.

 

wim

 

 

It’s an amazing building Wim, that’s where the shop is. My son lives not far from there so we’ve been a few times. Always something I ‘need’ to buy! Last time it was knives, the time before it was an incredible Australian garlic press!

https://dreamfarm.com/garject/

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Bought our big kitchen knife at IKEA for less than a tenner. and managed to cut my finger on it the first time I washed it.  Have to say it has been very good, re-sharpens no bother so that you can slice tomatoes etc.

 

However, yesterday we drove to get some click and collect groceries, the first time the car had turned a wheel for weeks. I was very surprised at the density of the traffic, given that the schools and most shops are closed and people are being asked to work from home etc.  It was very much quieter during the first lockdown.

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6 minutes ago, Bryan said:

It was very much quieter during the first lockdown.

Some life has to go on. Unlike the first time essential non-food shops are open. Garages are open. I collect the car after MoT work today for example.

The film and TV industries can operate, fortunately for me.

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One of the cats broke my rice cooker.  The Magic Keyboard seems to have lost the magic despite the temporary improvement after cleaning.  And my dog has an infection, probably where the groomer nicked him when the dog got a hair cut.   She'll need two injections a day, 7 days for one and 10 for the other.  Rice cooker will cost around $27 US to replace.  

 

I do have a backup wired keyboard, but haven't used it in a while, so muscle memory, irk.  May check to see if the local computer store has one I'd like better. 

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41 minutes ago, MizBrown said:

One of the cats broke my rice cooker.  The Magic Keyboard seems to have lost the magic despite the temporary improvement after cleaning.  And my dog has an infection, probably where the groomer nicked him when the dog got a hair cut.   She'll need two injections a day, 7 days for one and 10 for the other.  Rice cooker will cost around $27 US to replace.  

 

I do have a backup wired keyboard, but haven't used it in a while, so muscle memory, irk.  May check to see if the local computer store has one I'd like better. 

I hate days like that. I’ve had them!

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8 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I hate days like that. I’ve had them!

 

Have you ever had days when you started one job then realised to complete it you had to do another and so on till at the end of the day you realise you never managed to complete the first job you started with, nor the second, nor the third and so on?

 

Allan

 

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I take encouragement from the fact that Betty's post on 'a good thing' is twice as long as this, my 'bad thing' post. 

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55 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Have you ever had days when you started one job then realised to complete it you had to do another and so on till at the end of the day you realise you never managed to complete the first job you started with, nor the second, nor the third and so on?

 

Allan

 

 

Yes Alan, I have been tidying up and reorganising, both photography and electronics related. Once started it always looks a bigger mess before becoming tidy and organised. Some space is reclaimed, and more 'Really Useful' boxes are always needed, then there's the wait until they are delivered.

 

One bad thing I notice with this thread is that there are usually many more 'bad things' posted the 'good things', not good.

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1 minute ago, sb photos said:

 

Yes Alan, I have been tidying up and reorganising, both photography and electronics related. Once started it always looks a bigger mess before becoming tidy and organised. Some space is reclaimed, and more 'Really Useful' boxes are always needed, then there's the wait until they are delivered.

 

Ian spent at least two days sorting out his cable drawers.Some got chucked for recycling, all the rest are now neatly stored in labelled boxes. So no excuse for not being able to find the right one......

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13 minutes ago, sb photos said:

One bad thing I notice with this thread is that there are usually many more 'bad things' posted the 'good things', not good.

There's a separate thread for good things!

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21 hours ago, Bryan said:

.... I was very surprised at the density of the traffic, given that the schools and most shops are closed and people are being asked to work from home etc.  It was very much quieter during the first lockdown.

 

I earn much of my income from driving, and have seen the changes in traffic volumes throughout the past year.

The first lockdown, yes very quiet everywhere.

Now... much busier ! 

There is a lot of local traffic in the towns and conurbations, but it is a bit quieter out on the trunk routes, with most of it commercial traffic (although passenger coaches are few for obvious reasons).

 

 

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1 hour ago, sb photos said:

 

One bad thing I notice with this thread is that there are usually many more 'bad things' posted the 'good things', not good.

 

What ???

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5 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Have you ever had days when you started one job then realised to complete it you had to do another and so on till at the end of the day you realise you never managed to complete the first job you started with, nor the second, nor the third and so on?

 

Allan

 

Ohhh, yeah!

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13 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I hate days like that. I’ve had them!

 

I decided to pay the vet for the injections rather than try to do them myself, and my dog walker can take Lola (the dog is her, not him) to the vet for that.   Paid for the seven and ten days antibiotics and injections up front.  Now my helper is off for the rice cooker and I bought a Logitech USB keyboard since the earlier back-up had rust on the USB connector and some letters completely worn off some of the keys.   Local computer store had just one Logitech USB keyboard in stock, with a Spanish set-up, but my laptop also has the same and probably also the Magic Keyboard.  Occasionally, I type en español. 

 

A friend of mine here and I were saying that cats are pound for pound the most destructive pets we've had.  One of hers got her Kindle a few years ago.  Dogs are destructive as puppies, but outgrow it.  My cat with one functioning eye thinks she's an acrobat, and sometimes misses.  The time-sharing cat tends to knock things over by rubbing against them.

 

Well, I did get the $600 stimulus money deposited, along with a royalty check of $160 or so, so this wasn't a financial pain. 

 

 

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I think Joe will be giving us another $1,400, MizB. That's stimulating.

 

But the BBC said this morning that UK pubs and restaurants might stay shut until May. Ohhhhh my, that's a long time between ordering a pint. In Liverpool One shopping centre today absolutely everything was shut. I stood alone and shouted at the top of my lungs, "Where is everybody!" 

 

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23 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

I think Joe will be giving us another $1,400, MizB. That's stimulating.

 

But the BBC said this morning that UK pubs and restaurants might stay shut until May. Ohhhhh my, that's a long time between ordering a pint. In Liverpool One shopping centre today absolutely everything was shut. I stood alone and shouted at the top of my lungs, "Where is everybody!" 

 

Someone saw you, Edo... 😀

 

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8 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

I think Joe will be giving us another $1,400, MizB. That's stimulating.

 

But the BBC said this morning that UK pubs and restaurants might stay shut until May. Ohhhhh my, that's a long time between ordering a pint. In Liverpool One shopping centre today absolutely everything was shut. I stood alone and shouted at the top of my lungs, "Where is everybody!" 

 

 

Yesterday, Luis (helper and dog walker) and I couldn't get an answer on the pizza delivery place's phone.  He ended up walking up and found that electricity was out for their part of the Jinotega business district, but they could cook and pull beer bottles out of the fridge, so we had pizza and Toñas for lunch.  Landlines here are almost all dependent on electricity to work.   We had very high winds yesterday. 

 

I haven't see my British friend since March or April when  we had the first cases.  We talk on the phone pretty much daily and Luis keeps the dogs walked and runs errands for us.  She's 80.  

 

The new grocery store has a app for ordering either pickup or delivery, but my local store is too new to be on the app.  Or doesn't plan to offer that service.   Masking is enforced here by private enterprise and common sense.  The store guards have at least billy clubs and often have automatic rifles.   The government doesn't use the police since there are still hard feelings from the mess in 2018.  I've heard of only one Nicaraguan getting pissy about having to wear a mask to enter a store. 

 

I'm somewhat tempted by a macro lens, but will probably resist that temptation this round.

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My neighbour 2 doors away was taken into hospital with Covid 3 days ago passed yesterday morning, he did have an underlying heart condition. This wretched virus can get you fast!!!.

Andy.

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10 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

My neighbour 2 doors away was taken into hospital with Covid 3 days ago passed yesterday morning, he did have an underlying heart condition. This wretched virus can get you fast!!!.

Andy.

 

Yes it doesn't give notification of its intention to invade the body. It is really sad what has happened in Ireland going from one of the lowest infection rates in the world to one of the highest all because of Christmas relaxation of the regulations it seems. 

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The bad news yesterday (it is still bad today) is that Chris Whitty (Chief Medical Officer for England) announced that there is now evidence that the so-called UK coronavirus variant may be significantly more deadly than the original one. 

 

Correction: It was Patrick Vallance who said that. Further evidence is needed though according to other scientific experts.

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I think small villages can get a false sense of security, everybody thinks they know who comes into contact with who. Unfortunately we did have some returning from UK for Christmas, because of the different policy operating in Northern Ireland the route was fly into Belfast, hire a car and drive down over the border then.

Andy.

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