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Ataahua
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Mar 27, 10:20pm

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Well done on the aubergines! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a couple of home-grown pumpkins still sitting in the kitchen. I'd like to get them chopped up and frozen but my tiny freezer is currently chokka with meals I pre-cooked before the lockdown, so hopefully they'll stay good for another month-ish.

I've planted silverbeet this week and I've got kumara growing away happily in a couple of spots. Surprisingly, the watermelon plant is flowering again - I'll be surprised if there's enough time for melons to grow and ripen before the cold comes (even if the plant is in a sunny, warm spot).

My plan this weekend is to turn an oldish broccoli into soup and do some baking with my very small supply of flour. I hope supermarkets can get it back on the shelves soon.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Kimi
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Mar 27, 10:27pm

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Yes, the flour is [In reply to] Can't Post

a limiting factor just now. I have a huge bag of wholemeal, thank goodness, but only a small amount of white flour left. Hoping for better results when we (or rather one of us) next does a supermarket run.

Home-grown pumpkin would be very welcome just now! As would capsicums. Still, any garden-produced fruit and vegetables are welcome.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Kimi
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Mar 27, 10:30pm

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That's great! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Mar 27, 11:11pm

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Highland Park's from Orkney - [In reply to] Can't Post

tasting notes state: natural colour; heather honey sweetness; rich fruit cake; aromatic smoky peat. It also comes in a rather ornately decorated bottle! Slainte!


Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Mar 27, 11:15pm

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Saw them very briefly [In reply to] Can't Post

in their garden yesterday, when I dropped off my son-in-law's birthday gift - bit naughty really, but just for a couple of minutes and all at a very safe distance! Sil sent me a postcard of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a Christmas card - glad they're enjoying life there. We've exchanged Christmas cards ever since he was my Secret Samwise when TORn did that thing years ago.


Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Mar 27, 11:19pm

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I think we'll be back in winter woollies by Sunday - [In reply to] Can't Post

the wind's swinging round to the frozen north! There's a predicted 'feels like' temperature of 3C for Sunday. Sorry, have forgotten what that is in Fahrenheit. Still, this week has been a treat and we rarely have more than a few days the same anyway, being mostly subject to Atlantic weather systems here in the west. Good old England!


Kimi
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Mar 27, 11:29pm

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We don't do [In reply to] Can't Post

Fahrenheit - haven't since the 1970s - so C is just fine. Or in the case of 3 degrees, rather chilly!

We're in a land of very changeable weather (and I lived in England for a couple of years), so I do know the feeling! This lockdown will get more challenging here when the weather gets colder. For now, I'm enjoying the autumn sunshine.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Starling
Half-elven


Mar 28, 1:23am

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Just had to share this one! [In reply to] Can't Post

Someone on my local Facebook page put up 83 photos of all the lovely teddy bears that people have left in their windows, so families on their daily walk can go on a 'bear hunt'.
There are so many lovely teddies, all positioned beautifully.
And amongst the teddies...was this...Laugh






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Kimi
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Mar 28, 1:34am

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Update on the Lumpkins [In reply to] Can't Post

A mere two weeks ago (I can hardly believe it was so recently - my time perception is thoroughly distorted just now) I was posting about our wonderful catch-up with these old friends. With everything that's happened since, they had to curtail their visit, and then had the nerve-wracking task of booking one of the dwindling number of flights still running, and hoping it would actually take off. Well, a few minutes ago I heard from Lumpkin that they're home safe and sound. I'm so relieved for them.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Mar 28, 8:20am

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Another funny yet cynical site [In reply to] Can't Post

(in USA, anyway) is called something like #RichPeopleFirstWorld

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."



(This post was edited by ElanorTX on Mar 28, 8:31am)


Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Mar 28, 10:01am

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Yes, everything's more bearable in the sun - except sunburn...! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
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Mar 28, 1:28pm

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Yeah... I really do. [In reply to] Can't Post

1993 to 2016 I was fixing records representing each book and other formats (DVD/CD/Periodicals/etc.) so that people doing a keyword search could find what they were looking for and assigning call numbers so items sat in the proper spot on a shelf so browsers could come across it at a glance... it really was fun. Especially if I got a book that had no information except a title and abbreviated author. No subject headings. No call number. I'd go on a hunt and read through the book to figure out subject headings (where it would place on the shelves), search the Library of Congress database and build a bib record from scratch.

I would also add subject headings that connected related titles... like adding subject headings to each record to pull together "greenhouse effect" "el nino/la nina" "global warming" etc. I found out later that the University of Michigan and Michigan State University would search our database if they had trouble with a book because they knew we'd have a full record if we had the book. A shocker and very humbling.

Since I retired, they don't do this authority/cataloging work anymore. The Unit is gone. They just dump the records from the publishers (typos/incomplete and all) straight into the database. *shudder* First thing to go is quality.

You should see what I did to any Tolkien-related records ;) LOTS of subject headings!


Yeah. I miss it a lot.




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grammaboodawg
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Mar 28, 1:31pm

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 28, 1:51pm

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Ice Cream?! Really!? *spasm* [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow! That's so scary!! And kinda cool :D


I have to admit I haven't had ice cream for a long, long time (always dieting), but recently I did discover Ben & Jerry's Americone! OMG! Vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and a caramel swirl. SO YUMMY! Needless to say, I gained a pound that week ;)

With all of that surrounding you, it's inevitable that you'd have a lot of virus threatening you. I wish they could keep track so you'd be armed with information and what you're really dealing with. I'm so sorry. Glad you're able to lay low. *hugs* Hang in there!!




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dernwyn
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Mar 28, 2:39pm

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You were a researcher's hero. [In reply to] Can't Post

What I do for the school library here is not nearly as extensive as what's required for college materials! (And typos from publishers always surprise me, you'd think they'd have better control.)

It angers me that those in charge don't care about quality anymore, or the needs of those seeking books. Mad

Yes, people probably look at us strangely, but when you love books, this kind of work really IS fun! Oh, I can just imagine your Tolkien-related subject headings...Laugh


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


dernwyn
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Mar 28, 2:41pm

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 28, 2:54pm

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Bwahaha! Afabricopobia [In reply to] Can't Post

Survival Essentials!!! The fabric of life!!! And sanity ;)

I'm so glad you doing well. There's something very comforting about keeping our hands busy with crafts and projects. You should make a bed cover or wall hanging that you add at least a row for every week you're home. You could have a serious piece by the time we're done with all of this :D

I LOVE watching for the International Space Station! I went running out last night only to find the cloud cover once again blocked the sky. CURSES! *shakes fist in NNW direction* Isn't it incredible to see how fast that little golden speck sails through the stars? I can't keep from waving HI!

Stay safe, m'dear!




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grammaboodawg
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Mar 28, 3:42pm

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Your own haven :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Mine is that, too. I really do feel for the people who are still at their jobs, but SO SO SO grateful! The risk for themselves and their families is so insidious.


I love that video! They're amazing!!! Hang in there and stay safe :D




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grammaboodawg
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Mar 28, 3:50pm

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Once you all get used to the new set-up [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll bet it will be surprising how normal it will become; and that you might get more accomplished with such a focused approach. I hear you on the screens. I have 2 going with my personal computer and the laptop (internet connected) cranking alongside... which is my lifeline out into RL. If I ever disappear... the old laptop finally kicked ;) Working with 2 screens is so efficient and makes projects easier.

Fall is so beautiful and is my favourite time of year. Don't get me wrong, watching the outdoors wake up after a long winter sleep is great; but fall is the best :)

Enjoy your weekend, m'dear. And stay safe!




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grammaboodawg
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Mar 28, 4:18pm

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*mods up* That was great!!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

I was singing right along! And yes... I can hit that high note ;) THANKS FOR THIS!




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Mar 28, 4:20pm

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 28, 4:21pm

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 28, 4:22pm

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Tongue-in-cheek humour is always fun :D THANKS!! [In reply to] Can't Post

And I hope you're staying safe and sound. This too shall pass! *hugs r safe here*




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Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Mar 28, 4:24pm

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I still have my latest quilt to edge [In reply to] Can't Post

but I'm saving that until I start to feel restless and edgy. As for 'lockdown projects', every other year my quilting group (suspended at present of course) runs an exhibition (in November hopefully - surely things will be improving by then?!*) and we have a 'bag tombola' stall with all sorts of different tote bags, drawstring bags, make-up bags etc for prizes. I'm going to make a start on some of those so we have a good stock and can raise lots of funds to support the group. It's the ideal time for nice self-contained little projects, not too complicated!
I've been lucky enough to see the ISS twice this week, but the weather's changed now and it's cloudy. What must they be thinking up there, with all this going on? They must all have family and friends to worry about.


Silverlode
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Mar 28, 11:23pm

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Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.



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