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Reasons to be Cheerful.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MJB, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I took that photo about this time of year, so maybe available now. I can post some up to you if they are there next time I visit the shop if you like.
     
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  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    That's very kind of you, but it's OK. I was just wondering about them, for some weird reason. I actually don't like the enormous purple ones so I was just wondering how different the white ones were.
     
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  3. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Smaller and paler
     
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  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Steppish-granddaughter has just applied for a scholarship to Chetham's school for next year.
    Her older brother got one starting this year.


    This was one of the pieces she played for the ?audition..

    S
     
  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    :D

    And to think I was worried about smutty innuendo...
     
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  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Lovely building Chethams. A friends daughter went there.
     
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  7. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    In fact, I ate in there when they provided some meals for us during an incident. I think it must have been the IRA bomb in 1996. I was on point near to there and the Corn Exchange.
     
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  8. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Nigel the dancing policeman??
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  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    In a tutu?

    Oh god, no, don't go there, Ashton.

    S
     
  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I think I do have a photo of me wearing one somewhere!
     
  11. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    Why are we not surprised!
     
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I was young once. In fact it was when I worked at Ilford. One of the women was leaving and we went to a pub dressed up as a surprise for her during a Friday lunch!
     
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  13. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    That's your excuse and you're sticking to it?

    S
     
  14. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    That is correct, your Honour.
     
  15. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    How can you dislike something so devoid of taste. I neither like or dislike. I just treat with disdain.
     
  16. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It depends how it is cooked and in what. Baba Ganoush wouldn't be the same without it.;)

    With aubergine it can be the texture that is off-putting.
     
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  17. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Madhur Jaffrey's first book has two aubergine recipes and they are both delicious.
     
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  18. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Encouraging. Have you got a recording of her playing a real piano in a room with a livelier acoustic. I don't mean a huge Steinway concert grand in an intimidating concert hall, but just something to allow her to express her musical self. I got the feeling that she was being stifled by the room and instrument. Also maybe by an over practised audition piece.
     
  19. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    'Fraid not.
    Bear in mind that this is for a scholarship worth about £33,000 pa for the next eight years, she may have been a touch nervous.
    In general, her playing is less mechanical than her brother's, and he got through.
    And she is only seven.

    S
     
  20. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    As I wrote. Encouraging. I was not criticising her. Just commenting that the instrument, room, and very practised piece made me feel that we did not hear her at her best.
     
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