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#22906 Cyrilla

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 21:47

Exhausted but VERY happy at the end of my methodology weekend for instrumental teachers - awesome second day :wub:.


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#22907 SingingPython

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 19:31

Daughter texted us her result this morning and then emailed the report - distinction for ARSM singing.  So pleased for her, and well-deserved.

 

She chose to do it by video to take the pressure off timing and quarantine worries, and did it right at the end of term - basically attended school for music and rowing after half-term.  Now she's quarantining in Sydney prior to going to a school that takes several gap students as assistants each year.

 

Now we just await her A-level results (and her brother's GCSEs).


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#22908 Norway

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 15:40

Vindicated in my decision not to throw out my old clothes (which I am weirdly attached to). They have holes in - just the thing for this weather! :)


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#22909 PianissiMole

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 21:13

Just got back from a (socially-distanced) camping holiday and switched the gas boiler back on and it didn't work. Had a look inside and found a little fuse was blown. Also there seemed to be a slight water leak. Replaced the fuse and when I switched it on, it made a very loud "pop", with a big spark from the fan motor. Obviously, it's quite dead.

 

So why am I posting this in the happy thread and not the AAAARGH one? Well it's SUMMER, and this could so easily have happened in the middle of winter! :)   Also, the house is old enough to still have an electric immersion heater for hot water.


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#22910 Norway

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 14:21

Elgar :wub: :wub: :wub: :notWorthy:


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#22911 Hedgehog

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 21:56

A boring thing has made me happy - working through my list of "to-do" things.

And managing to do a weekly shop during the morning before the major heat of the day built up.


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#22912 Aquarelle

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Posted Yesterday, 08:02

Hedgehog - me too. It has taken three weeks of my summer break to get the chaos  in every area of my life down from Size XXXXL to XL. This being the normal state of chaos here I am somewhat relieved.. Fingers crossed that no emergency will occur to put things back to the  Arghhh thread!

 

And bon courage to any other forumites in similar situations!


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#22913 stetenorve

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Posted Yesterday, 14:06

Had a proper choir practice last evening. What a joy to make music together!


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#22914 AdLibitum

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Posted Yesterday, 19:17

My first few days in the new job. If my new colleagues are really as nice as they seem to be I'll be very happy there.
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Posted Yesterday, 19:25

Went to the beach. Hardly anyone there. Bliss.
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#22916 Cyrilla

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Posted Yesterday, 22:12

Conducting the very first Phoenix musicianship exam - with my lovely colleague and wonderful student (you know who you are  ;)  ;)  ;) ).

 

A joyful experience for so many reasons.

 

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#22917 Tenor Viol

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Posted Today, 17:29

Had a very interesting week indulging in bookbinding at Flatford Mill in Suffolk. My first ever visit to that county. Trip home was a pain - A12, M25 (which for no obvious reason would stop, then resume, and repeat), M1, M6, M54, A41. Not sure what Gerty the sat nav was thinking as I think A14 would have been quicker - it's certainly according to Google about 25 miles shorter... 


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#22918 maggiemay

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Posted Today, 17:57

That IS what the M25 does ! 


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Posted Today, 19:37

Had a very interesting week indulging in bookbinding at Flatford Mill in Suffolk. My first ever visit to that county. Trip home was a pain - A12, M25 (which for no obvious reason would stop, then resume, and repeat), M1, M6, M54, A41. Not sure what Gerty the sat nav was thinking as I think A14 would have been quicker - it's certainly according to Google about 25 miles shorter... 

We are regulars travelling to Suffolk, though further north in the County (My wifes County),  A14 has been much improved over last few years - you don't have to cross A1 at a roundabout any more, and you also fly over the M1 (You used to have to come off M6, pass under a bridge on M1 to get on to A14)


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