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#17971 elemimele

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:44

... on the way to school earlier this week, heard a kid somewhere in the 10-12 bracket singing/humming the Harry Potter theme. That's no mean achievement. And having done the theme he trundled off into florid variations. I don't know if they were from the films or from his imagination, but either way, that's a kid with a musical future if he wants one.


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#17972 tetrachord

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 14:26

I'm taking a plane to Cardiff soon and wanted to check how far in advance I needed to be there.  When I tried typing "how far in advance of flight I need to board" Google came up with "how far in advance of flight I need to boil eggs"blink.png  Had no idea that was essential for flying...


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#17973 mel2

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 12:51

I suppose Boots is/are to be applauded for cutting down on (or charging for) plastic bags in their stores.
When you observe the long rows of bottles, tubes, sprays and other containers in dept stores and supermarkets all made of plastic, I do wonder when a concerted effort will be made to address the almost universal use of plastic for containers in general.
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#17974 Bagpuss

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:14

Mmm....leaving my new life for a couple of days to oversee/steward/accompany an ABRSM session back from  whence I came.  The accompanying will be interesting as I haven't touched my piano for a couple of weeks!

It'll be lovely to catch up with some of the wonderful people at school (first stop - caretakers for some banter smile.png ) and of course the candidates, all of whom I know and two were taught by me before I moved on to pastures new.  However, the thought of London and all that already feels like I have a giant contrictor squeezing the life from me.

I'm writing this looking over the River Coln and into the fields beyond....

Mmm.  Regrets?  Crikey, NO!

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:39

Hi Bagpuss! Enjoy your freedom and do your thing! smile.png I like bantering with caretakers, cleaners and dinner ladies too - they are the best fun!


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#17976 tetrachord

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:31

I used the toilets in Victoria Park in Glasgow and there was a sign on the mirror reading "Only wash your hands in the sink. DO NOT PUT YOUR FEET IN THE SINK."

You have to wonder sometimes...blink.png


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:35

I used the toilets in Victoria Park in Glasgow and there was a sign on the mirror reading "Only wash your hands in the sink. DO NOT PUT YOUR FEET IN THE SINK."
You have to wonder sometimes...blink.png


Unfortunately there exist people who think that washing their feet in the sink is fine, as I have observed them in action. Not in Glasgow though.
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#17978 Hedgehog

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 21:24

 

I used the toilets in Victoria Park in Glasgow and there was a sign on the mirror reading "Only wash your hands in the sink. DO NOT PUT YOUR FEET IN THE SINK."
You have to wonder sometimes...blink.png


Unfortunately there exist people who think that washing their feet in the sink is fine, as I have observed them in action. Not in Glasgow though.

 

I've been somewhere like this over the weekend - it was a cafe in a park in St Albans. A most unusual notice I thought!


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:39

Is foot- washing in the Ladies' such a problem? Have to admit I have never witnessed this but was rather repelled to see a woman having a thorough nasal clean out over a hand basin. I wondered if it was a cultural thing but I have never seen it again so put it down to a singular personal hygiene issue.
I have seen taps for pre-prayer foot washing in airport loos. Is that different/acceptable because another user's hands are unlikely to come into contact with the channel that catches the water?
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Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:08

One of the oddest notes I have seen in a loo was  'The toilet brush is provided for YOU to use'  


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:08

Just had a student ring to reschedule a lesson. They daren't leave the house because their burglar alarm has had to be disconnected.
Goodness.

Have also just been listening to an item on the radio suggesting it could be considered a bit creepy to spy on the activities of ex partners on social media. Better to read a book instead, and get on with one's own life.

I'm really glad I'm old, and have little to do with either social media (I'd cancel my account if it wasn't for Curious Piano Teachers) or burglar alarms. Worst thing is when someone's goes off when they are away for a week. A modetn-day menace.
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#17982 Banjogirl

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:17

We just chopped through the wires of ours. Stupid things, burglar alarms. When we sold the house the new owners were somewhat surprised to discover what we'd done!

Edit: I've just reread your post. Do you mean they won't go out because now they have no burglar alarm? What kind of world so wet live in? It reminds me of a friend who got locked out of the garden and had to climb out because they have a lock on their garden gate and shelter had no key. Seems a bit paranoid to me.
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#17983 Latin pianist

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:23

Whatever have they got in their home? I always think anyone burgling us would be disappointed unless they managed to steal my grand piano!
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#17984 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:08

Burglars will take your cutlery if there's nothing else - happened to friends of mine (second home).

Another friend had a second home in Spain and they took her Polish paperbacks!


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:42

Indeed BJG. I wondered what they'd be like if they lived in The Bronx instead of a sleepy English village. Perhaps there would be more police about, though....laugh.png

 

I don't have anything worth taking either, apart from the grand piano. In this weather, I'd love to have some small (transom?) windows that could be locked in a slightly open position, instead of the full-size things that need to be closed when you leave the room. sun.gif sun.gif


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