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#20236 Misterioso

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 19:11

Shepherd's pie. Mmm.

 

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#20237 fsharpminor

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 20:37

I shall be making two tomorrow, one to eat and one to freeze


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#20238 Witzend

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 21:30

It was yesterday, but several mimosa trees virtually in full bloom - seen during a horribly wet and very windy walk to the post office. Lots of crocuses out around here, too.
Oh, and I've finally finished my pirate! Wouldn't want all that sewing-up faff again, but he looks wonderfully ruffianly. I did think the parrot on his shoulder would be very fiddly but in fact that was one of the easier bits.
Here's the prototype if anyone's interested, only my chap's frock coat is a much brighter red.https://www.alandart.../people/pirate/

Thank you Witzend for the picture. It brought back memories.  When my parents retired mum took up again her hobby of knitting and she knitted all year round, producing all sorts of toys very similar to your pirate. Just before Christmas each year she would arrange them all on the sofa and take a photograph. Then she took them all to to the children's wing of her local hospital or to any charity organisation who would pass them on to needy children.
 
The year she died we sent the dolls she had knitted to the hospital but I kept two as a keepsake.   Over the years, with all the mess in our house I had lost track of them and forgotten about them. But your pirate sent me on a treasure hunt and I have just found them safely wrapped up and good as new. One is a gypsy lady  complete with shawl and bonnet and she is carrying  a basket in which there are two miniature dolls, a ball, three skeins of wool, a tiny pair of socks, a tiny pair of gloves and a scarf - all knitted. the other is a guardsman complete with knitted drum and drumsticks. Thank you again for prodding my memory!

What a lovely story, Aquarelle - so glad you found them safe.
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#20239 Cyrilla

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 23:24

Playing around designing Phoenix banners.

 

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#20240 Norway

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:43

Taught all my junior school keyboard groups dynamics this week, in a school without touch sensitive keyboards so we used castanets and played the rhythm of thier pieces on those instead and they added their own dynamics.. I think they got it! Maybe.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 20:27

Fabulous day at a sunny and warm Spurn Point. Just gorgeous.
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#20242 mel2

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 21:30

Sunny, warm and Spurn Point don't belong in the same sentence!

Happy times beachcombing there, years ago.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 22:29

Not often, no, especially in February! It was really lovely. I got some tiny stones for my collection.
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 17:25

It's official. Spring is here. Dozy Hen has laid an egg! smile.png


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#20245 Hedgehog

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 19:13

It's official. Spring is here. Dozy Hen has laid an egg! smile.png

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 19:20

Thanks Hedgehog! That'll probably be it for the year now - she's too posh to push!


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#20247 zwhe

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 20:19

I managed to catch both rabbits and survive a trip to the vets with only a few scratches!

(they're not completely feral, just really don't like going in a carrier, cars or vets!)


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 20:49

It's official. Spring is here. Dozy Hen has laid an egg! smile.png

Hope it tasted good, whether boiled, poached or fried !


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 22:25

It's official. Spring is here. Dozy Hen has laid an egg! smile.png


My one remaining layer (one too old and the third too precious to lay) is only managing one egg about every other day now, which isn't enough! My happy is that I have room for two new bantams but I just can't find any nice (and cheap ha ha!) ones round here.
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#20250 Gran'piano

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Posted Yesterday, 21:07

Pretending to help our organist by pulling stops for him during his practice session, I was able to listen to him and watch him for a full hour. I even remembered not to tap my foot to help me follow the score. And while he changed his shoes afterwards he told me to have a go at one of the hymns we sang on Sunday. The church was fortunately empty and even if my effort was very feeble, it is fun to 'make a joyful noise unto the Lord'. The operative word, regretably, is still 'noise', but it is not as bad a noise as it used to be, which is progress I suppose. 


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