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  #4921  
Old 10th May 2021, 00:25
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^ I also did some litter picking today. Two big shopping bags with rubbish.

And I'm a fan of nettles as well! Not as good as wild garlic, but easier to get hold of.

If your username is a reference to Bach then we got an awful lot in common...
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Old 10th May 2021, 06:25
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^^ cool! Thanks for sharing. Gonna have to try that one day!

p.s. wowzers @ that bread...it looks so good.

^ nice one on the litter picking. You two sound like two peas in a pod (or two nettles in a shrub)
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Old 10th May 2021, 10:41
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^^ There's acres of wild garlic near me at the moment

Well done on the litter picking counterpoint! That's brilliant, I always admire people who get out and try and clean up the local area.
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Old 10th May 2021, 11:00
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^Nice! So you won't have any problems with the local vampires then...

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^ I also did some litter picking today. Two big shopping bags with rubbish.

And I'm a fan of nettles as well! Not as good as wild garlic, but easier to get hold of.

If your username is a reference to Bach then we got an awful lot in common...
Well done dustyfied. It does feel good doing your small bit for the community. I need to develope this side of myself more as I think I have a tendancy to be a bit insular and self-centred, so I thought litter picking would be a good thing to do. I care very much for the natural environment and littering really annoys me.

Hehe, not so much a direct Bach reference, just reference to music in general as I am a composer! But Bach is amazing. My favourite interpreter is either Glenn Gould or Angela Hewitt, who I met once and she signed a CD for me. Do you play a musical instrument?
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Old 10th May 2021, 22:21
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^ Wow, hats of for being a composer! It must be great to be able to compose music. I had guitar lessons in my teens and leaned just about enough to appreciate proper musicians.

I'll have to look up Angela Hewitt. I mostly know Tatiana Nikolayeva.
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Old 12th May 2021, 11:34
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^Thanks, but I do often wish I'd studied to be a doctor or lawyer or something!!

Oh yes, I know Tatiana Nikolayeva. Her Goldberg Variations recording is classic, one the best.

I can only do a few chords on the guitar! I hope you still play from time to time?!
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Old 14th May 2021, 12:27
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I don't use this forum consistently, but whenever I do this thread always makes me smile.

One of my many gripes about anxiety is that it warps perception and makes people feel they aren't worthy of full participation in life.

It's just not true. It's not even close to true. In one page alone it's an unrelenting stream of amazing people doing interesting things: composers, cooks, litter pickers, health goals....on and on!
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Old 14th May 2021, 13:33
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It's nothing big but i finally got around to taking in the lights from outside from Christmas time. It only took about 15 minutes but i wanted to be back inside so badly at one point.
It made me realise just how much i hate going outside. I'm definitely an inside person
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Old 14th May 2021, 13:56
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^ you could have totally styled that out and been early for next year!
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Old 14th May 2021, 13:58
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^ Lol, Mum said that but the lights were knackered anyway with lots of them out so i'll find a use for them inside
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Old 14th May 2021, 18:03
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It's nothing big but i finally got around to taking in the lights from outside from Christmas time. It only took about 15 minutes but i wanted to be back inside so badly at one point.
It made me realise just how much i hate going outside. I'm definitely an inside person
I understand what that's like, being so anxious about going outside. Well done
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Old 14th May 2021, 18:35
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Well done, Diamond D!
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Old 14th May 2021, 19:40
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^&^^ Thanks, lovelies. I just thought i'd do it and got outside pretty quick as i knew if i waited and thought about it i would put it off. In the past when i'm putting out the lights at Christmas i have literally been at the front door opening and closing it for about an hour before i get out there.
I also notice i can't stand a lot of noise when i'm outside either. Today there were barking dogs and some neighbours talking / shouting down the road. That makes me really on edge too.

Anyway that's done now so i can relax until November time rolls around.
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Old 15th May 2021, 07:48
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^Oh huge well done DiamonD!
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Old 15th May 2021, 08:02
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Aww that was lovely to read, DiamonD

Edit: sorry for the misspelling of your username. I realised all this time I've been reading your username as DiamondD and calling you 'Diamond D' in my head. Then getting Diamond Dogs in my head.
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Old 19th May 2021, 16:50
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My brother's wedding today, just a small ceremony with a few witnesses, and stupid face masks everywhere. Just before the photographs, I said 'can we please remove our masks for the photographs?', and some nice smiley photographs were taken. Nobody thanked me or acknowledged my move afterwards, but I know I did the right thing, otherwise they would have had awful masked photographs as their memories of their special day.
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Old 19th May 2021, 17:20
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I had lunch inside a restaurant today and it was great It felt no different than before the pandemic really, everything was the same except the waitress was wearing a mask. Also, I had a mask on as I approached the place because I assumed I would have to wear it until seated, but the old couple going inside in front of me weren't wearing masks, so I took mine off. Then at the door the waitress asked me to put mine on while walking the five metres between the door and the table I booked in advance because I thought it was going to be busy everywhere this week but there were only four other tables occupied. The last time I went to eat inside somewhere was in September and there was a weird atmosphere and I didn't enjoy it. Today felt like everything was back to normal, almost.
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Old 21st May 2021, 21:18
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Aww that was lovely to read, DiamonD

Edit: sorry for the misspelling of your username. I realised all this time I've been reading your username as DiamondD and calling you 'Diamond D' in my head. Then getting Diamond Dogs in my head.
Don't worry, my dear you can call me what you like. As long as it's not Fanny i don't mind
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Old 15th June 2021, 20:20
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First time in a few months I didn’t do a weekly cheat meal with fast food like dominos. Instead made a keto pizza with coconut flour and Parmesan cheese crust. However because I have also wanted to make keto cookies I brought sugar free dark chocolate. I had a cheat day with that instead so for now I think I’m not buying stuff to make keto cookies for a while as I would just eat the tasty ingredients if they are there. I even over eat peanut butter if buy it.
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Old 24th June 2021, 21:12
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Did first toastmaster icebreaker speech. Was nervous as heck though. Planning a speech doesn't feel like a conversation but I think presenting it properly maybe is like a conversation.

I need to practice how I speak more I think.
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Old 28th June 2021, 10:08
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A few days ago. A colleague seemed to be giving me the silent treatment or being passive aggressive though he didn’t towards the end of work because he has to ask me to do things for him.

For once, it didn’t make me feel bad. I think it may depends on the person doing it but I feel he has taken offence to the fact that I say I don’t eat certain foods, he is a chef. He also asked me to watch Euro 2021 which I didn’t as I was busy. Tbh, I can find the time now but then I’m not really into football so see no need.

I think I didn’t feel bad because I don’t feel like a bad person and even things that are probably awkward that I do I realise has reasons now more than before. Also most people don’t know you so why take their judgements to heart as it’s most likely partially false. I think I still care what others think of me but less.
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Old 28th June 2021, 12:06
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^^ well done on the speech. I couldn't do something like that, but I don't think I have anything to talk about anyhow.
I have done presentations at work but only to people that I know quite well.
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Old 28th June 2021, 13:17
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^^ well done on the speech. I couldn't do something like that, but I don't think I have anything to talk about anyhow.
I have done presentations at work but only to people that I know quite well.
You could practice then do it. If you post here you probably have more than you think to speak about.
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Old 12th July 2021, 23:57
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Not today, but the other day I was kept awake by a party. At around 2am I got up to check where the noise was coming from. It was a party about ten houses down the road. There were loads of people and didn't dare complain, as I was worried it might be the typical football crowd (there was a lot of "It's coming home"). I went back to bed and tried to listen to some music, but I kept hearing the noise.

At 3am I had enough. I got up, walked straight into the party and got them to turn down the music. Luckily they were students and not thugs. They were very apologetic.
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Old 16th July 2021, 14:50
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Well done you! That is not at all an easy thing to do.

I got so annoyed with a restaurant alarm going off all night a few weeks ago, feeling utterly powerless to do anything about it, I left a bad review on their Google maps page. I'm so brave.
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Old 17th July 2021, 07:37
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^^ That was brave of you
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Old 17th July 2021, 20:15
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@Dustyfield:
Well done, that was so brave. It was also nice to know that they were apologetic and sorry about it and didn't just kick off like most young people would have.
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Old 19th July 2021, 09:42
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Today I ate some ants! They all emerge from their nests on hot and humid summer days, and winged black ants fly off to find mates. I thought, if the world is going to hell in a handbasket I need to face some fears and practice survival skills, so I tried some ants Mmmmm.
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Old 23rd July 2021, 17:01
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^ You have to tell us more... Things like:

How many ants did you eat?
Did you eat them alive?
Did you chew them?
Did you use a spoon?
How did they taste?
Do you have a recipe to share?
Do you eat any other creepy crawlies?
Is eating ants going to help you survive?

I got many more questions about this, but these are the most important ones!
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Old 29th July 2021, 22:15
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^Sorry Dustyfied, I didn't see your questions before.

I am afraid I was a bit of a coward and I only ate 3. They didn't taste of anything as I swallowed them whole as I wasn't prepared to bite into them to chew. But yes, they were alive. Ants alone wouldn't be sufficient to survive, but they contain high amounts of protein, so are definitely a source of nutrition.
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