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#18016 fsharpminor

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 19:03

Andre Rieu is 70 years old today.  Not really my cup of tea, but Mrs like him and we did enjoy his Liverpool concert last December.


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#18017 Rach123

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 21:25

Andre Rieu is 70 years old today.  Not really my cup of tea, but Mrs like him and we did enjoy his Liverpool concert last December.

 

Saw him in his hometown in July and actually enjoyed myself. (i'm a 20-something) He is more appealing to the older generation though


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#18018 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:36

Ugh, Holland's biggest cheese!


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#18019 Tenor Viol

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 16:41

I'm not a fan - my issue is I find some of his arrangements a bit weird


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#18020 elemimele

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 21:31

He does stitch together two musical worlds, and bring light-classical to a lot of people who otherwise wouldn't have listened. He's a valuable part of the rich tapestry of musical performance. Long may he continue to entertain and play.


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#18021 Norway

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 10:40

Can't find the Pedants' Paradise so am posting this here. On the "serving suggestion" bit of Homepride Sausage Casserole jar.

 

"Enjoy with mashed potato and your family". :unsure:


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#18022 Gran'piano

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 17:34

@ Norway - Probably you have the default number of topics showing in Forum Cafe. Altering 'Custom' allows us to see more.

 

 

Pendants' Paradise


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#18023 maggiemay

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 19:06

Can't find the Pedants' Paradise so am posting this here. On the "serving suggestion" bit of Homepride Sausage Casserole jar.

 

"Enjoy with mashed potato and your family". :unsure:

Reminds me of the newspaper headline - 

 ‘Kids make nutritious snacks’ .


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#18024 zwhe

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 20:23

I think I've spent several hours teaching fractions this week - I reckon at least 1/3 of my pupils (including adults) cannot add 1/2 and 1/4! Do I live in some kind of basic maths black hole, or is this normal? I'm spending so much time tearing up pieces of paper, that I think I'm going to make some fraction cards.


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#18025 hummingbird

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 20:50

I think I've spent several hours teaching fractions this week - I reckon at least 1/3 of my pupils (including adults) cannot add 1/2 and 1/4!

I have a vision of Blackadder trying to teach Baldrick how to count beans!


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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:05

Unfortunately zwhe it is normal. Part of the problem is that the decimal system is taught earlier than fractions in many cases - certainly in the junior school where I work. It is quite usual for pupils to tell me that a quaver is point  five of a crotchet. I don't think that matters too much but of course later they get stuck with that system as well because fractions work s omuch better for music.  But in general and despite all the things people say to the contrary, anyone who has spent years teaching knows that standards have declined. I too have spent many a music lesson teaching maths. I am horrified when I find top juniors cannot read the relatively simple words of a song and as for getting anyone to reply to a question with a fully thought out and clearly expressed answer (even if it is wrong)  - well I struggle with that every time I teach!


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#18027 Flossie

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 22:37

There are 7 police cars in the village on the other side of the valley. SEVEN!!! Think they must have the whole night shift there!
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 09:47

There are 7 police cars in the village on the other side of the valley. SEVEN!!! Think they must have the whole night shift there!


Must be two for one at the chip shop.
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#18029 hummingbird

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 23:00

I put a couple of items for sale on ebay yesterday, within about 20 minutes of each other.  Assuming the allocated ID numbers are sequential, around 101,000 items were listed in that 20 minute period, on the UK site alone.


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#18030 Banjogirl

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 13:14

I put a couple of items for sale on ebay yesterday, within about 20 minutes of each other.  Assuming the allocated ID numbers are sequential, around 101,000 items were listed in that 20 minute period, on the UK site alone.

Goodness! Scary.


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