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8 minutes ago, boxbrownie said:

What else can you do when lockdown for six weeks......learn to play the piano :lol:

Lockdown could continue for six years and I would still not be a competent pianist.

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21 minutes ago, boxbrownie said:

What else can you do when lockdown for six weeks......learn to play the piano :lol:

Curiously enough Former Neighbour (Upstairs), with whom Early Risers may be familiar, is doing just that and recently posted me an interim progress report.  It sounds quite good as a start from scratch.  

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1 hour ago, Joseph_Pestell said:

Lockdown could continue for six years and I would still not be a competent pianist.

 

Likewise for me and railway modelling!

 

Mike.

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2 hours ago, boxbrownie said:

What else can you do when lockdown for six weeks......learn to play the piano :lol:

 

I've got a digital piano I've been meaning to put more effort in to learning. I'm still working though (and will probably be back in the office in a week or two).

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Posted (edited)

My little ones learning the piano too, plenty of spare time she has.

 

Shes learned riding a bike this week...ive lost a kg helping/chasing her.

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2 hours ago, adb968008 said:

My little ones learning the piano too, plenty of spare time she has.

 

Shes learned riding a bike this week...ive lost a kg helping/chasing her.

 

Must be a big bike if she get a piano on it?!

 

Mike.

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1 hour ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

Must be a big bike if she get a piano on it?!

 

Mike.

Your making assumptions there..

 

how do you know the bike isnt on the piano, playing keys with the pedals..

 

;-)

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5 hours ago, adb968008 said:

Your making assumptions there..

 

how do you know the bike isnt on the piano, playing keys with the pedals..

 

;-)

 

Sounds like a Goon Show episode. 

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And yesterday morning the day after we got the priority ASDA shopping slots finally, we found on our drive a box of food....”essential supplies” apparently because we couldn’t get it to shop and they (Gov) send the box while shopping slots are arranged.

 

Bit shocked really as we don’t NEED an emergency food box we have enough of bits to see  us through until we get something from ASDA in a week or so time......so.......quick phone call and the local food bank collected a nice big box of Government sponsored food for people who really need it, thank you Boris ;)

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13 hours ago, adb968008 said:

My little ones learning the piano too, plenty of spare time she has.

 

Shes learned riding a bike this week...ive lost a kg helping/chasing her.

Ours learned when little, our daughter learnt to read music properly and play nicely, our younger Son learnt to play but couldn’t read music (dyslexic we later found out) but he could just hear a tune once and play it almost perfectly first time......it really annoyed his big sister who although could read music had to practice to play a piece, nowadays they never touch a piano.......that was worth the lessons then :lol:

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9 hours ago, adb968008 said:

Your making assumptions there..

 

how do you know the bike isnt on the piano, playing keys with the pedals..

 

;-)

Doesn’t that make it an Organ? :D

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41 minutes ago, boxbrownie said:

.......quick phone call and the local food bank collected a nice big box of Government sponsored food for people who really need it, thank you Boris ;)

 

Exactly what we've been doing for the last month - perhaps the government should make this a permanent arrangement and make the deliveries directly to the food banks.

 

John Isherwood.

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5 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

Exactly what we've been doing for the last month - perhaps the government should make this a permanent arrangement and make the deliveries directly to the food banks.

 

John Isherwood.

Yes, we played with the idea of keeping them going and sending it each week to the food bank but succumbed to stupid honesty! ;)

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Our food shopping normalised remarkably quickly after the initial panic empty shelves madness which didn't last very long here. Despite all the criticism the supermarkets and their supply chains reacted very quickly and got on top of things very effectively and quickly. I think supermarkets and their suppliers have done an excellent job. 

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1 hour ago, boxbrownie said:

Yes, we played with the idea of keeping them going and sending it each week to the food bank but succumbed to stupid honesty! ;)

 

Our view is that we didn't ask for the provisions box - indeed, we indicated on the government priority form that we were able to source provisions ourselves; it was a great surprise to receive the first one. When the boxes started to arrive each Thursday we initially used most items, but felt rather guilty.

 

So, since the financially worst affected by the lock-down are those on minimal income, we felt that redirecting the government's provision from those who don't really need it to those that definitely do need it is completely morally justified.

 

John Isherwood.

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Yes, can understand and agree with that.

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3 hours ago, 34theletterbetweenB&D said:

Where can I buy a Union Flag in the next ten minutes?

Amazon.co.uk..in less than 1 click..

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Britain-Flag-5ft-3ft/dp/B005MOF26Q/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=British+flag&qid=1588942732&sr=8-5

 

(you didnt say anything about delivery, but if they use Hermes, theres a good chance they will deliver it to your roof too).

 

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5 minutes ago, adb968008 said:

Amazon.co.uk..in less than 1 click..

 

It was a poorly phrased question that got me that answer. That's what a panic buyer asks for...

5 minutes ago, adb968008 said:

...you didn't say anything about delivery...

...that being the crucial aspect, wanting it actually on display now three hours ago.

 

I am going to see how the domestic authority feels about a tabernacle, 30 ft flag pole and the flags, so next time there shall be no panic: fully prepared.

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20 hours ago, 34theletterbetweenB&D said:

I am going to see how the domestic authority feels about a tabernacle ...

 

Won't that depend on how Jewish she is ... ?

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1 hour ago, rockershovel said:

Frozen green vegetables in short supply, this week. 

I would agree looking in the disaster areas of the big four (or make that three as I have no big Tesco nearby) but no problem evident in Aldi. Locally Sainsburys in particular seem to have a complete inability to maintain stocks although it has to be said that was normal at the best of times where in particular chilled fish and meat  where pot luck whether they actually had in stock what you wanted,

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Just booked in the Asda order for next week's recurring slot.

Of 88 items ordered, after OOS items were removed there were just 59 left.

Those removed included Semi Skimmed milk, Frozen Broad beans, Canned Soup and Oranges, haven't had a problem with any of those before.

They really need to get a grip as the supply situation does not seem to have improved much in the last 6 weeks (apart from bog roll!)

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On 07/05/2020 at 17:49, Joseph_Pestell said:

Lockdown could continue for six years and I would still not be a competent pianist.

 

On 07/05/2020 at 18:58, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

Likewise for me and railway modelling!

 

Mike.

 

He said pianist Mike, pianist.....................

 

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On 08/05/2020 at 09:05, boxbrownie said:

And yesterday morning the day after we got the priority ASDA shopping slots finally, we found on our drive a box of food....”essential supplies” apparently because we couldn’t get it to shop and they (Gov) send the box while shopping slots are arranged.

 

Bit shocked really as we don’t NEED an emergency food box we have enough of bits to see  us through until we get something from ASDA in a week or so time......so.......quick phone call and the local food bank collected a nice big box of Government sponsored food for people who really need it, thank you Boris ;)

 

hi boxbrownie, at last you have yyour slot? do tell how you managed it in the end as i.ve been following your plight for weeks. Oh, BTW,I also was gieven the chance to receive emergency boxes over a phone call from the guv but declined the offer since I had the delivery slot.

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