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Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Feb 2020, 22:42

Six String wrote:This is the busiest weekend I've had in a while. Live music Friday (Americana), Saturday (Neo Soul) and Sunday (Jazz) plus hung out at friend's shop to watch him blow glass for the crowds and after the music Sunday we're opening a bottle of vintage port from 1985 with a new recipe of chocolate cookies called Deep Desire to go with them. Hope I survive. :)


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Feb 2020, 22:49

I finally got round to trying to deal with the thick layer of Texas Oak leaves that has been covering all our plants and soil since they fell. The unusually warm February has been playing havoc with decisions of whether or not to cut back plants yet and I am normally an advocate of letting leaves mulch into compost, except these don't. They may provide a layer of insulation to things scuttling around underneath but when I moved a few, there were plants trying to grow that had been bent double under the weight of them so I just decided to get rid of them with the exception of some left round the plant bases. All sorts of incredible tiny cacti have popped up since last year and there were loads of amazing orange, black and white millipedes that I left untouched to carry on their multicoloured lives.

On an unrelated note I have been trying to work out how I can find out how to "locate" a lost film, as my Grandad was in one of Estonia's first. It is categorised as 'lost" although they have all the photos from the film shoot and I am trying to work out how they have copies of pictures on set, but not the film. Obviously a fuck shit load of things happened in Estonia from 1924 onwards but it is driving me mad thinking someone might have this in their attic and have no idea. Also, would they have only had one copy? There are existing films from both before and after this date and I want to see the bloody thing!
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Postby Flower » 10 Feb 2020, 17:35

Minnie the Minx wrote:I finally got round to trying to deal with the thick layer of Texas Oak leaves that has been covering all our plants and soil since they fell. The unusually warm February has been playing havoc with decisions of whether or not to cut back plants yet and I am normally an advocate of letting leaves mulch into compost, except these don't. They may provide a layer of insulation to things scuttling around underneath but when I moved a few, there were plants trying to grow that had been bent double under the weight of them so I just decided to get rid of them with the exception of some left round the plant bases. All sorts of incredible tiny cacti have popped up since last year and there were loads of amazing orange, black and white millipedes that I left untouched to carry on their multicoloured lives.

On an unrelated note I have been trying to work out how I can find out how to "locate" a lost film, as my Grandad was in one of Estonia's first. It is categorised as 'lost" although they have all the photos from the film shoot and I am trying to work out how they have copies of pictures on set, but not the film. Obviously a fuck shit load of things happened in Estonia from 1924 onwards but it is driving me mad thinking someone might have this in their attic and have no idea. Also, would they have only had one copy? There are existing films from both before and after this date and I want to see the bloody thing!


I would leave the leafs and/or contact someone at your local garden center or horticultural society.

Start here with the film search .. in any case these people might know people who can find the film. Good luck!

https://www.filmi.ee/en/movies/estonian-film-history
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Postby Flower » 10 Feb 2020, 17:37



YAY on the first point. A big BOO on the second. I hope that the photographer is safe and can stay safe.
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Postby Hightea » 10 Feb 2020, 19:16

Flower wrote:


YAY on the first point. A big BOO on the second. I hope that the photographer is safe and can stay safe.

we are getting up dates but not looking good bad people are looking for him in Yemen. Luckily lots are working to get him back.

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Postby Six String » 12 Feb 2020, 00:24

Awful news Hightea. Amother reason to hate the Trumpster Dumpster. :twisted:

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Postby Flower » 13 Feb 2020, 11:31

Thinking about this poor photographer .. sending prayers for his safety and for others in this type of situation. So sad. :(
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Postby Six String » 16 Feb 2020, 18:16

An unplanned jam session last night worked out really well. It started with just me and a friend in the space at Two Rivers Cider where we have a piano at our disposal. I brought a new Alejandro Escovedo song (It's About This Love) I have been working on by myself and Jeff played piano instead of guitar or banjo and it worked beautifully. His solo almost made me cry. Another friend showed up later and we knocked out some more good tunes.

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Postby pcqgod » Today, 02:28

Someone got murdered in the apartment complex I live in last night. Me and my girlfriend didn't even know anything was amiss until she noticed a police car parked outside.
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Postby Flower » Today, 11:55

pcqgod wrote:Someone got murdered in the apartment complex I live in last night. Me and my girlfriend didn't even know anything was amiss until she noticed a police car parked outside.


Scary! I hope that you guys are okay.
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Postby Jimbo » Today, 12:24

The city recycling center is just a few steps from my house and many years ago I bought from them a used trouser presser, a device which presses your trousers over night so they look sharp in the morning. I've used it maybe four times over the years and my wife has bugged me a number of times to get rid of the thing. Tonight she suggested I bring it back to the recycling center tomorrow and me expecting some kind of hassle counter suggested that I bring it back right now, 9PM, and just leave it on the steps and run away. Good citizen that my wife is worried I'd be video taped so, "No." Nonetheless, at this moment, she is at her yoga class so 15 minutes ago I put on my hoodie, grabbed the presser plus this collapsible plastic picnic table we've been trying to unload and I sneaked off to the center to give stuff, not steal stuff. I think the cameras missed me. Wonder what she'll say when she comes home in an hour. Any bets she'll make me go back and bring the stuff home?
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Postby Samoan » Today, 13:27

Very early morning shoppers at Sainsburys included a workman buying 3 cans of Red Bull and 2 packs of prawn and mayo sandwiches who was absolutely covered head to toe in mud and sand (as though he'd climbed out of some deep excavation pit) and was trailing it right through the store seemingly oblivious.

There was also this lovely auld Irish fella in front of me, who smelt a little of the grog, buying a solitary pomegranate who regaled me with it's health benefits in lowering blood pressure.
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