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DizzieLizzie Report 24 Mar 2011 09:06

It's actually quicker to say what music I don't like as I really enjoy most types of music. There are only two kinds of music I'm not keen on. The first is opera which as a whole I don't appreciate, but even then there are some of the famous arias and choruses that I'll happily sing along to such as the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi's Nabucco. I also positively dislike free jazz. My husband plays it sometimes and I wonder if it's free why on earth did he pay for it! To me there's nothing to commend it at all, I haven't yet heard a piece that makes me think differently. I feel like an elderly mother to teenage son when I just want to say to him "Turn that row off."

I sing in two town choirs that OH calls my proper choir and my glee choir. In proper choir we sing classical and sacred choral music. Where we used to live I was in my church choir (my church sadly doesn't have one here) and I do love a good requiem, and a bit of Gregorian chant. In my glee choir we sing current and recent chart music, we have an Abba number, one from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, another from Sugababes and so on. It's a new choir and our repertoire is still small so at present we do little fill-in slots at local events. This one I have to say is pure fun.

Are you a member of any local group (performing or otherwise)?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 23 Mar 2011 20:29

yes 2 German shepherds.A 10 yr old and a 6 month old.
What type of music do you like to listen to?


DizzieLizzie Report 21 Mar 2011 18:22

No. Somehow I'm not happy with having pets that you need to keep caged. Also I have 3 cats and a dog, and have always had cats, dogs or both since a child so keeping a caged bird probably wouldn't be very fair.

Do you have any pets at the moment?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 21 Mar 2011 17:23

yes although I only have a back yard I put food out for them.I love to watch their antics.
Have you ever owned a cage bird?


DizzieLizzie Report 19 Mar 2011 08:57

We don't have conifers in our garden although we do have a number of mature shrubs and trees. Both neighbours have one or two conifers in their boundary with our garden. They can deplete the soil around their base for a large distance and when we lived in London, with a fairly average sized garden out the back of a 3 bed semi, one neighbour had two on our side of their garden. The grass wouldn't grow properly and I had difficulty working out which plants would tolerate it under/near there. Now our garden is a good deal larger, and in the countryside, so we don't notice the problem so keenly. One neighbour likes them a lot as they are evergreen and so don't drop leaves for him to have to sweep up (he hates our mature weeping willow, but since it's been there longer than he has and it's one of the reasons we moved here it stays) so he has more of them, thank goodness not leylandii. However there are certain birds that particularly like conifer so I do like to have them in the mix of trees round here. A few gardens away there is also a huge wellingtonia which is in lots of historical photos of the area.

Do you like to watch and feed the birds visiting your garden?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 18 Mar 2011 15:34

Yes , my late family are all buried in their local church cemetery where I lived as a child, hubby's late family are buried in a cemetery in their location.
I put flowers on all of them. ( Mum loved flowers )

Do you have or like conifers growing in your garden..?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 18 Mar 2011 15:19

I no longer have a garden but do enjoy,tidying,weeding and planting though not digging now lol.I do a little bit in the church garden and at my daughters but thats it. I do have lots of pots and baskets in my yard.
Do you ever take flowers to a grave or put flowers in a vase at home in memory of someone?


DizzieLizzie Report 18 Mar 2011 09:14

Logarithms I'm fairly sure I've never used.

Ha ha Fiona/Ruby that made me laugh and reminded me- my Mum was so good at needlework, made all my clothes, and I was fine doing all the pretty embroidery stuff we learnt first, but once it came to making something proper I was hopeless. I can do stuff if I have to but prefer not to have to. So glad my daughter is now old enough not to need me to make costumes any more for school productions etc. My aunt taught me to knit and crochet and I can do that very well, but again rarely do. Not got to the stage of needing to knit a layette for grandchild yet. Kids are grown up but not that grown up quite yet.

I'm really appreciating the weather beginning to improve as it tempts me out into my garden. Do you like gardening/have a garden?

Fiona aka Ruby

Fiona aka Ruby Report 17 Mar 2011 19:21

When I was at school I got an 'E' for needlework, and I've never really recovered from that lol. Thank goodness I only have to sew on a button now and again.

What things were you taught when you were younger that you've never had to do in adult life?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 17 Mar 2011 16:00

very prompt if not early. I get very cross with people who keep me hanging about.In fact with ditherers in general.
Are you any good at needle crafts?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 17 Mar 2011 10:07

It's a lovely sunny day and I am about to put some washing out, another load already in.

I'm a good time keeper and hate it when peeps are late .
I wear a watch all the time.. ( not intended as a pun)lol

What are you like with your time keeping..?


DizzieLizzie Report 17 Mar 2011 08:30

There's one in our house, but the previous people never used it as they didn't know the code. There was a continual light shining on it to show it could be activated if we knew the code. We had a local alarm engineer come round to see if they could do something so that we could start to use it, but it's such an old system it would need completely updating. As we don't really have much worth stealing we decided to decommission it so at least it wasn't using the electricity unnecessarily, but the box is still on the front of the house.

The weather's gone really dull, cold and misty after some really bright days. Two days ago it was actually really warm too, I think about 17 degrees, but some places had snow on the same day. What's it doing your way?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 14 Mar 2011 13:36

No ..not normally, I have 2, everyone else has one in the house has one each , we leave one with a neighbour when we go on hols.

Do you have a house alarm system..?

We had to knock ours off when we had my dad's dog..but he was as good as any alarm:)

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 14 Mar 2011 08:55

Do you keep a set of keys for your neighbour?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 12 Mar 2011 23:18

Think I must have got away lucky Dizzie Lizzie.. no hot flushes.

The central heating was already installed when we moved here in 1977, tho there are no existing radiators now , all changed and we have combi boiler, rather than a 'back boiler' behind the gas fire.

How many sets of keys do you have for your house ? (Hope they are safe)


DizzieLizzie Report 12 Mar 2011 09:40

Not since I started having hot flushes! Lol. These days I'm more likely to get too hot in bed. But I used to use one occasionally if I felt unwell. Until 1990 though it would be every night in winter as it wasn't until then that I had a home with central heating.

When did you first have central heating in your home?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 11 Mar 2011 13:51

gas fires and central heating.
Do you ever use a hot water bottle?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 28 Feb 2011 15:01

No ,we usually self cater in small apartment blocks with a pool or in a villa.
Tho we have met some smashing people whilst away but haven't exchanged addresses.

What sort of heating do you have ?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 28 Feb 2011 13:17

no we never go away

do you keep in touch with people you have met on holiday?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 3 Jan 2011 12:25

Dizzie Lizzie~~
I had to have a recall on my last breast check,so did a friend, were worried obviously, but they sometimes don't get the images correct.. and both ours were all clear. Go and get it done hun !!!

We did have a few flakes of snow at about 10.30 near Ebbw Vale, but nothing now:)))))))

Have you booked a holiday yet ?