My Ikea virginity, that is.
Oh and having a crying free day for the first time in almost 2 weeks.
Almost everything in our house is at least a hundred years old so Ikea isn't really our thing, but I'd still like to go and have a nosey!
Benno has a matching bookcase called Billy and on many of their displays I saw Billy and Benno standing side by side like a pair of Swedish Flowerpot Men-no.
Every single item of furniture, utensil, work of art, textile sold in Ikea has its own Swedish name. The bed we want is called Leirvik and the mattress Hovag. Ikea is fun!!!
When we buy from Ikea we'll introduce Leirvik and Hovag to Paula...our car!!!
I've only read chapters one and two, Fiona. Those are 'what is depression' and 'what are the causes of depression'.Feg wrote:I am happy to read loads of positive comments from someone who is struggling a bit just now
I shall really miss my book tomorrow (Teresa is at home therefore televised sphere-kickery will be on) and also the shop on Monday, but I'll have 47 pages of handwritten notes to recap on.
Then on Monday evening, I have to get in touch with piano teacher.
I feel like an unlikely guru!
Not Little London in Worcester. Or Londonderry in Smethwick. I'm talking Borisville! We're dustin' down our Oyster cards.
We'll be passing dangerously close to Marleaux....
It's made me happy to finish copying up 47 pages of my handwritten scrawl on 'Overcoming Depression' into 23 pages of Word document with the help of Nederlandse Publieke Omroep Radio 4 (vier).
I don't speak any Nederlandse but as far as I can glean it means what the second B is in BBC. Broadcasting.Gill the Piano wrote:What does Oemroep mean?
It's odd to remember that for proper music in Sweden is on P2, in Holland it's Radio 4 as it is with Radio 3 in England and Italy. But, just like we had with the Third, Light and Home many public broadcasters still use names for their various programmes, so France has France-Musique and Ireland Lyric FM.
And there are the endless North American stations with the four letter callsigns starting in W K or C. Like WCRB Boston or WQXR New York (both playing classical music) which are okay but those weather checks in bl00dy Fahrenheit are really confusing and annoying!
Oh, and made another 15 pages of scrawl.
I would understand those. I don't understand centimetres. I only know 2 temperatures in those; 28 = 82 in real money, and 16 = 61. I estimate everything else using those two measurements.dave brum wrote: those weather checks in bl00dy Fahrenheit are really confusing and annoying!
I was born in 1969 and we used nothing but metric measurements in school. My health trainer always weighs me in kilograms, in fact the only non-metric measures I use are miles, MPH and trouser sizes!!! If people ask me 'what is that in old money' I always say 'but we don't live in old times'!!!
I hope she'll do some duets with me!!!
I should also add that listening to happy music on the journey helped me to produce positive thoughts. I ditched the Mahler and Sigur Ros for some Uranus in 10 time by Passport (German jazz rock band) and Sunchyme by Dario G.
My main philosophy now is that the pathway out of the debilitating mind states that are chronic depression is learning to play the piano. I've always known this but anxiety has gotten in the way and I've not had the wisdom to control it. Until now.
Roll on 11th March.
I've got RTBF Music3 on at the moment (Belgian Francophone broadcaster) and their time signal is really groovy!
The BBC is taking a leading role in the de-chavification of our planet!!
A Protestant learning Latin, isn't that like Germaine Greer reading Jeremy Clarkson???Gill the Piano wrote:Good grief, no! Proddy through and through...dave brum wrote:I didn't think you were a Roman Catholic, Gill! I won't tell the queen......
Then you need a nice young cock, don't you. Or rather your hens do!!!Gill the Piano wrote:My cockerels both died last year...dave brum wrote:Have you changed the cock recently, Gill??
Ikea furniture is much easier to assemble than Argos or John Lewis. Plus I didn't swear once whilst I was putting it up. Bravo Ikea!!! That's made me happy as I don't feel at all stressed!
Today, Cutlet started learning Drip Drip Drop Little April Showers from Bambi! It's very sweet. I love hearing practice in the mornings.
PS. I can't stand Ikea - am I alone on here?
Never been to an Ikea; their stuff wouldn't fit in with our old cottage...we don't do modern!