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#20461 Dr. Rogers

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 14:04

Very happy today, since my wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary over the weekend!  Even though I have a Grade 8 Piano exam coming up in less than a fortnight (did I use that word correctly - less than two weeks?) I wanted to block off the weekend for just the two of us.  I'm very glad I did.  But now I have to buckle down for the run up to the exam...


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 14:16

Very happy today, since my wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary over the weekend!  Even though I have a Grade 8 Piano exam coming up in less than a fortnight (did I use that word correctly - less than two weeks?) I wanted to block off the weekend for just the two of us.  I'm very glad I did.  But now I have to buckle down for the run up to the exam...

Good luck with the exam !goodLuck.gif


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#20463 ABN

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 20:10

Very happy today, since my wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary over the weekend!  Even though I have a Grade 8 Piano exam coming up in less than a fortnight (did I use that word correctly - less than two weeks?) I wanted to block off the weekend for just the two of us.  I'm very glad I did.  But now I have to buckle down for the run up to the exam...

Happy anniversary and good luck with your upcoming grade 8
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#20464 Misterioso

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 20:44

Just home from a lovely, relaxing holiday in Ireland. I took my guitar and learnt some chords. smile.png


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:21

Just taken a rain sodden walk around the garden - but - we have swallows. They were flying too fast to count but at least four. They are obviously looking for somewhere to nest. Also last night I discovered we have not one but two middle sized toads. And recently I have seen wagtails, finches and a redstart as well as great tits and the usual sparrows and turtle doves. so I feel better about the fact that I can't control parts of my garden but nature has taken advantage of the wilderness.


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#20466 maggiemay

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 15:46

I haven’t seen any summer visitor birds yet. Nor last week, when we were in France. Very sad.

My happy = some really nice playing from my current grade 2 candidate.
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#20467 Dr. Rogers

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 16:18

Glad to see some other birders on here.  My wife and I aren't very serious about it as a hobby (lack of time), but we do like to go out and look for interesting raptors and waders.

 

Recently we've been seeing a pair of Crested Caracaras on the edge of our neighborhood!  They are beautiful raptors, and we're so lucky to have them since we're pretty much at the northern extent of their range.


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#20468 Tenor Viol

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 19:00

Sometimes get Red Kites here - they're somewhat south of here but occasionally they have a day out and come this far north


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 19:31

Sometimes get Red Kites here - they're somewhat south of here but occasionally they have a day out and come this far north

I last saw them when visiting Harewood House , north of Leeds, last summer. They certainly do come north.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 20:57

We have a red kite pair in the village. I was somewhat alarmed when I saw one of them circling my neighbour's chicken run one day! There's a second pair about five miles away that I see often, and a third on the A1 in the Harrogate area.

My chickens are the most beautiful birds in this neighbourhood though!
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:52

The Red Kites are in the Ceredigion area and Shropshire Hills.

 

In other news, had my first singing lesson yesterday in over 20 years...


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:54

We have just discovered some tiny froglets in our garden pond! - Exciting news as a visiting heron swiped the whole lot of mature frogs in early spring. angry.png There will be frogs again at chez Misterioso. smile.png


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:41

Redit..... redit..... smile.png


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#20474 DaisyChain2

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:45

Finally getting to grips with The Bethena Rag. Something I’v been wanting to learn for a long time, and my favourite of the Joplin rags.
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#20475 Rach123

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 20:18

Following on from my post in the random thoughts thread,

 

I can safely say I didn't have an anxiety attack like i thought

 

Absolutely brilliant show. I loved every bit of it

kept feeling like i was going to melt, it was that hot.


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