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A 1970s sitcom about a black British family in a tower block in London (clip actually features Lenny). Norman Beaton (Desmonds, Empire Road etc.) was in it too.Gill the Piano wrote:I don't remember The Fosters - what was it?
It's hard to think Lenny has actually sat Grade 4 Piano!!! Not bad for a bloke from Dooooodleeeeeay!
His character in Empire Road was quite a conservative unable to move with the times sort of chap, I think he was called Everton Bennett but his tenants knew him as Mister Man. Wayne Laryea was in it too and I remember him as the only human character in 'Pipkins', made by ATV in Brum.
Oh, and I am knitting baby garments for a gift. I'm officially too old for baby nonsense
Cheer up Dave - it'll be bound to rain soon!
Nice to see my new ceiling going up, finishing off tomorrow hopefully. Then it'll be loft again to insulate...taking care not to put my foot through my new ceiling!!!
I'll post a photo when I get time, but it's good that I've reached this milestone. Yes we have had some rain and my roofspace is as dry as a bone.
I also had a substantial electric shock yesterday, not as much as 230v as the light did not operate and the circuit was turned off but I think given the way we are wired up, we need to turn the whole lighting circuit off before I replace the next light fitting. I thought isolating a circuit meant just that. I think I can manage the compounding in the morning...
What do you think? (bearing in mind the fact I'd be breaking Forum rules if I sanctioned illegal activity )Gill the Piano wrote:Meat or marijuana?
So that's another milestone, we start the walls on Monday, 2 of them need to be replastered.
Probably I'll get those before I do another AB piano exam!!Gill the Piano wrote:no chilblains for you!
Something else, going out and putting the rubbish out without the need to don a coat - or rushing to get it done due to failing daylight!
Will you be playing the organ at the wedding then, or is it a secular ceremony (you can play a bit of Baroque on the Casio...)
The daughters are threatening to come down in May and drag me off to John Lewis to get The Outfit, not to mention The Hat. Daughter is an atheist but somehow they found a church which didn't mind (Unitarian)
I didn't do much to ensnare the bridegroom, she met him in the pub after work a couple of years ago, just emerging from a really dysfunctional relationship with this African nurse, and he's from Liverpool where she lived and trained, so she's now back there, not wanting to start a family in London. So I might also find I'm going to be a grandma ovedr the next year too (needs to get a move on, she's already 38)
Will try to write some more soon, I'm permanently knackered since husband retired in late September and promptly began on a slow downward spiral of short-term memory problems and general absent-mindedness. Buying the puppy has helped - she's now 6 months and all legs; not going to be enormous because although mummy was a full-size labrador, daddy was allegedly a miniature poodle (must have stood on a box). She's known severally as Dirty Gertie from Number Thirty and Muffy (from Muffy Little Scrutt, a rather nice spoonerism). Far too much energy, enormous feet, steals the cat-food and everybody loves her.
Still have about 40 pupils. Average getting younger and younger and more and more Chinese. ABRSM exam tomorrow afternoon, two Trinity exams the next Saturday, and four LCM exams in April, of these seven, one English, four Indian, one Polish and one Latvian.
Puppy sounds a handful, as does retired husband...but you're superwoman, Giz, you can do it!
I think you can get had up for that. Gary Glitter certainly was.Gill the Piano wrote:So can you shout 'FINGERING,CHILD!!!' in 5 languages?
I only say goodbye in foreign as a rule.
Just trying to work out my proportion of English to other
Monday, Polish English English Chinese Indian Romanian Indian
Tuesday, Australian (half) Sri Lankan French Ethiopian/half Greek Chinese
Wednesday English (but away with the fairies; adult) Italian Indian Bulgarian English Latvian Indian
Thursday Romanian English Indian English English Chinese Chinese
Friday English Indian Chinese Polish/half El Salvadorian Chinese Chinese
Saturday Indian Indian Indian Indian English/quarter Maltese German/half Chinese and finally Half Malaysian (x2)
My best one is gradually heading to grade 5. My most frustrating one though I like her a lot is probably the Wednesday adult, who managed to show me something she was really proud of this week and I had to tell her to throw it away. She'd drawn a stave with a treble clef and labelled the notes. Unfortunately she also wrote "on line" and "line through" against each of the space and line notes respectively and then labelled CDEFG correctly followed by the second space being another C and on upwards as though it was a bass clef. We've been through this week after week after week. She's 70
Must stop, got two days lesson notes still to write up and send.
Keep on cheesing off Nigel Farage with that international mix of students, Ghislaine. Try saying hello in Polski to your Pole: czezc, roughly pronounced ch-ay-sh-ch. The away with the fairies student sounds like a person after my own artichoke!
Still got some plastering to do but small areas - however however large or small your job is in terms of area, you still have to spend as much time cleaning your tools, buckets, floor, carpets (where you walk to the bathroom water supply) the bath, sink, carpet in bathroom and then finally yourself.
So it's a gap between the cupboard door jamb and the wall which I will fill with scrunched up pages of The Guardian (what we mean by a Liberal dose of filler) and then bonded, along with the remaining bits of plastering. After that, what plastering still needs to be done can be taken care of with patching plaster - therefore drastically cutting down the clean up time.
I've also been preparing for the next job, replacement of the uPVG window sills and sealant. The darrens that did it (as you can expect) did it cheaply rather than properly as the sealant they used wasn't mould resistant - as I found out not long afterwards!
I really am too cream crackered for piano practice tonight and I know I'm not going to be able to move in the morning.
The edition is published in 1924 but the reprint cannot possibly date back that far. It is in such good condition it doesn't even LOOK to have been printed before 1970! Pity it doesn't specify an ISBN or specific details. There's a words copy on Amazon with a very similarly conditioned hardback cover printed 1982.
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