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by lancashire lass
Today, 07:48
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Strictly Come Dancing back
Replies: 78
Views: 54187

Re: Strictly Come Dancing back

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - first live Saturday dance last night and I was really impressed with just about everyone. I didn't think the judges scores were even throughout the night - some of the later dances were getting high scores even though they weren't that much different in skill than the ea...
by lancashire lass
20 Sep 2021, 09:26
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Spiky cucumbers
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Spiky cucumbers

"spiky" cucumbers tend to be the variety most likely for growing outdoors ... and yes, they are prolific fruit producers. No wonder it is doing exceptionally well in a greenhouse. They have more flavour than those that should be grown under cover, and because they are normally grown outdoors, the sk...
by lancashire lass
16 Sep 2021, 15:36
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Piano / keyboard thread
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Piano / keyboard thread

I agree that's it's easier to play something when you know how it goes - I think it's the timing. I start playing the notes, then get a feel for the rhythm of the tune and it goes better. Sometimes I just can't hear it even when I'm being very precise and mechanical with the timing (half beat, full...
by lancashire lass
16 Sep 2021, 13:26
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Piano / keyboard thread
Replies: 3
Views: 111

LL's progress report - keyboard and chords

I meant to follow up my first post with my progress but (sigh), work got in the way. Here goes: It's been over 3 weeks since the keyboard was delivered - after playing (as in messing around) with all the function buttons, watching lots of YouTube videos of how to access features on the keyboard (som...
by lancashire lass
15 Sep 2021, 13:52
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Had my double hernia op yesterday!
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Had my double hernia op yesterday!

good to know it went well )t' So quick too! In the late 1990s, my line manager at work went in for a hernia op and expected to be back to his desk within the week .... fortunately the main manager had insisted that my team be prepared for the unexpected and we all knew what to do in his absence. Tha...
by lancashire lass
15 Sep 2021, 11:09
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Piano / keyboard thread
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Piano / keyboard thread

I thought I'd start a new topic following on from the any new hobbies? thread. Not exactly a "personal diary" (like the chicken and the gardening diaries) but more like a share of any progress and if there are any piano / keyboard players around who would like to contribute and suggest ways of learn...
by lancashire lass
15 Sep 2021, 11:01
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Coffee woe
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Coffee woe

Not a bargain or special offer, but for coffee lovers, you may want to stock up on your favourite brand as the price of coffee will expected to go up. Not entirely down to the pandemic (and fewer haulage drivers) or Brexit, but a combination of factors including a poor coffee bean harvest in Brazil ...
by lancashire lass
15 Sep 2021, 10:50
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Paradise
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: The Paradise

I want to know what happened after :? Could be a new series in the pipeline >fi< I guess after 9 years (quote from old post) that a sequel didn't follow. Shame, because it seemed to end abruptly and unfinished - lots of things were building up to something about to happen and then a lame ending whi...
by lancashire lass
15 Sep 2021, 08:38
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: My little dog Angel
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: My little dog Angel

{hug} that's good to hear
by lancashire lass
12 Sep 2021, 10:44
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: 9/11 tv documentaries
Replies: 2
Views: 87

9/11 tv documentaries

All day yesterday, Sky history and National Geographic (maybe other channels I don't know about - I found it easier to download and watch without all the adverts) had been showing a series of documentaries covering the events that happened on the 11th September 2001 (World Trade Centre, Pentagon, Fl...
by lancashire lass
03 Sep 2021, 17:29
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Extreme weather + Climate Change
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: Extreme weather + Climate Change

Images of the destructive Hurricane Ida in the USA seems to have shown the same intense rainfall as experienced elsewhere this year (scenes of flooding in the subway in New York is very reminiscent of the one in China) At the moment it seems unlikely the now downgraded storm will reach the UK due to...
by lancashire lass
03 Sep 2021, 17:07
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 48
Views: 20709

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

However, its gradually spreading along all the plants so I suppose it must be blight. Next year I'll need a big rethink on veg planning. I think in all the years I grew tomatoes on the allotment plot, there were only 2 years when I didn't get blight. I tried early maturing varieties (more successfu...
by lancashire lass
29 Aug 2021, 13:06
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Paradise
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: The Paradise

I've been watching this series repeated on a TV channel called Drama (I think it may be a new channel, or at the least for Sky) and been thoroughly enjoying it)t'
by lancashire lass
29 Aug 2021, 13:02
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: any new hobbies?

Update re: electronic keyboard - it's been quite a steep learning curve this past week. Not only having to relearn how to play the instrument, but having to learn all the different functions (and terminology) to get the most of the keyboard potential which in itself is more technical than musical. I...
by lancashire lass
29 Aug 2021, 12:06
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 44
Views: 3931

Re: New Photography Thread.

)like( I'd never heard of the Lincoln cathedral imp so of course, I googled (and apparently there is another one at St James church in Grimsby from the same story . Going slightly off topic, in that google search I came across a blog called Dory's World about rude gargoyles. I used to like looking o...