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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's wonderful, Helen! What lovely memories to have of your Dad's musical abilities.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read your last posts about your Dad's tapes, H. How lovely. Made my day, that has.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Eileen and Raver. I'm so pleased I can hear him play again.

We were up at his house again this week (just put it on the market) and there was an empty minidisc cover with 'Me on Clavinova' (the last piano he had) written on it. I've not located that disc yet but I've still to go through a box of them.........

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Thanks Eileen and Raver. I'm so pleased I can hear him play again.

We were up at his house again this week (just put it on the market) and there was an empty minidisc cover with 'Me on Clavinova' (the last piano he had) written on it. I've not located that disc yet but I've still to go through a box of them.........

H

Sounds like you have found a veritable treasure trove,Helen. Smile

I heard today, on the Jeremy Vine (Paddy O'Connell sitting in ) programme, about a 94 year old woman, called Jean Bishop, who has been dressing up as a bee for 25 years,collecting for charity in her native Hull She would have made anyone smile listening to her..what a lovely woman.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38623179
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed that Becky but sounds amusing!

It's taking us forever to clear the house Becky, some nice memories and some things I know nothing at all about!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Claire Runacres using a very unscripted and non BBC word when reading the news bulletin - I think it was at 11am during the KB Show

I could hardly believe my ears

Have a listen and you'll be shocked Shocked - I never thought she had it in her Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I missed that Becky but sounds amusing!

It's taking us forever to clear the house Becky, some nice memories and some things I know nothing at all about!
H

I am about to re-start clearing my mother's flat. She is 98 and in a nursing home. I know that my Dad made tape recordings of my two sons talking when they were little and the tapes are somewhere there so I'm looking forward to finding them.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at the blue tits' nest today, the one with the camera inside, to see what progress there has been. There were 7 eggs at the last count and the female is now incubating them. While I was watching, her partner flew in with a tasty morsel for her Smile

It's now Wednesday and I just saw the female leave the nest, presumably to find herself some food, and I could see clearly that there are 9 eggs.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two nesting boxes,Eileen and saw blue tits having a look in them earlier on in the year but they must have decided they didn't want to nest there..well not this year...maybe next.

How lovely for you to be able to watch them so closely.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Becky, it is quite a treat to watch them - I shall also be watching next door's cat very closely in a few weeks time Sad. Her owner feeds birds but believed the rescue cat home where she got this cat when they told her that because it is white, she will never be able to catch birds. Wrong!! She was seen catching one of my baby blue tits a couple of years ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Yes, Becky, it is quite a treat to watch them - I shall also be watching next door's cat very closely in a few weeks time Sad. Her owner feeds birds but believed the rescue cat home where she got this cat when they told her that because it is white, she will never be able to catch birds. Wrong!! She was seen catching one of my baby blue tits a couple of years ago.

Crying or Very sad
I have a cover,still,on my garden bench,Eileen,and a cat...don't know where from...hides underneath it waiting for the birds...grr....have put pepper under it to try and deter it but I still see it slinking out. This one is whitish too.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three baby blue tits have hatched and are being fed by both parents. Six eggs to go Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How lovely, I hope they all survive. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
How lovely, I hope they all survive. Smile

H

Me too. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a lovely day I have had. I met up unexpectedly with an old friend for coffee and then went for a walk in the park at Hatfield House - shady woodlands and hot open spaces with fantastic ancient trees to admire.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of the mouths of babes..

From Twitter

Mum:"how was school?" little girl "good, Selassie is my friend" "that's an unusual name, is he black?" "I don't know, I'll ask him tomorrow"

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

We could learn a thing or two...maybe compulsory nursery for over 50's is the way to the future. With bigger chairs, in case of break sit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Laughing

We could learn a thing or two...maybe compulsory nursery for over 50's is the way to the future. With bigger chairs, in case of break sit.

Laughing
Yes!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I felt good after making a banana cake.....the Tesco recipe on TV.

Looked and tasted GREAT Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took part in a concert last night. It was a fundraiser for our local hospital stroke unit. There were various styles of music and I was in the U3A Ukulele Band which got a great response with lots of audience participation in well known old and not-so-old songs e.g. Black Velvet Band, Top of the World, Pack up Your Troubles, Morningtown Ride, World Without Love and a Ragtime Medley etc. Good fun.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blondehedgehog wrote:
I felt good after making a banana cake.....the Tesco recipe on TV.

Looked and tasted GREAT Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


I'll have to look that one up, sounds rather nice!

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FleetingEileenM wrote:
I took part in a concert last night. It was a fundraiser for our local hospital stroke unit. There were various styles of music and I was in the U3A Ukulele Band which got a great response with lots of audience participation in well known old and not-so-old songs e.g. Black Velvet Band, Top of the World, Pack up Your Troubles, Morningtown Ride, World Without Love and a Ragtime Medley etc. Good fun.


Well done Eileen!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pleased for you Eileen.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blondehedgehog wrote:
I felt good after making a banana cake.....the Tesco recipe on TV.

Looked and tasted GREAT Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

By the sound of that,it's all gone! Very Happy
FleetingEileenM wrote:
I took part in a concert last night. It was a fundraiser for our local hospital stroke unit. There were various styles of music and I was in the U3A Ukulele Band which got a great response with lots of audience participation in well known old and not-so-old songs e.g. Black Velvet Band, Top of the World, Pack up Your Troubles, Morningtown Ride, World Without Love and a Ragtime Medley etc. Good fun.

Sounds a fun thing to do! Well done you! Very Happy

(Any recording you could share with us?)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think a recording was made but here is something we did last December. i am in the front row wearing a check shirt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huniTBKTETk
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FleetingEileenM wrote:
I don't think a recording was made but here is something we did last December. i am in the front row wearing a check shirt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huniTBKTETk

Good stuff,Eileen Very Happy
Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That certainly cheered me up and made me feel good, Eileen. Smashing!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joining a ukulele group is great fun and with practice you do progress. I thoroughly recommend it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got 12 guitars and a couple of ukes, Eileen, so I'm pretty much up to scratch...but I will get a uke out and practise more, as it's always guitars for me, not least because there's always one next to me. So there's much scope for improvement on the uke front. I'm scared to keep the good one on display, in case one of the grandkids break it. The other one I let them play with.

I'll have a little go at Bring Me Sunshine, that's for sure.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how long it takes to play the uke by ear? One long term player I asked said he always needs the chord chart to follow.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the indivdual, I guess. If I put the time in, I would hope not long, but I have a printed chord chart. and only looked at it for three major chords and a minor. That's how things started with the guitar, many moons ago. My ear/mind tells me where I should go, now. And of course, the more you play, the easier it is.

If only I could play the piano.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Skinner's programme about George Formby is on again tonight on BBC4 at 9pm. I have seen it a number of times but it is so enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Eileen. I did see this last week, but forgot to reply. I've seen the Frank programme once...and hopefully, I will watch again, before it expires.
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