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[*] posted on 14-1-2021 at 17:31


Unfortunately there's a Corona outbreak in the nursing home where my boyfriend's grandmother lives. Keeping my fingers crossed...



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[*] posted on 16-1-2021 at 08:45


Yep, let's hope nothing bad happens to her.
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[*] posted on 16-1-2021 at 18:36


Snow here! It's beginning to look like winter!



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[*] posted on 17-1-2021 at 08:29


It snowed for a few hours, yesterday, but then it got a bit warmer and the snow didn't stand, unfortunately.
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[*] posted on 17-1-2021 at 12:49


Not much here either unfortunately... anyway... Feeling a bit under the weather and am contemplating on buying a new mattress.



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[*] posted on 18-1-2021 at 20:07


My BFs grandmother fortunately doesn't have Corona. She's doing pretty well without visitors - oddly better than with visitors.



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[*] posted on 19-1-2021 at 18:51


That's very good news, Bonny. I hope it's gonna stay that way.
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[*] posted on 19-1-2021 at 21:03


I'm having lockdown issues in that I really need a new mattress and am not eager to just buy one online if I don't get to test it before buying.



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[*] posted on 20-1-2021 at 14:12


Bought one online since my old mattress (approx 25 years old) has started to bite back.



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[*] posted on 20-1-2021 at 19:10


25 years old? It's done its time, indeed. You're gonna like your new matress.
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[*] posted on 20-1-2021 at 22:12


You think that's old? My dad's current mattress is one he's had since the 70s.



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[*] posted on 21-1-2021 at 18:18


:forumsmiley10::forumsmiley10: Yes, but, in the 70's, things were still built to last. I guess. :lol::lol:
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[*] posted on 21-1-2021 at 19:01


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It was quite a lot of searching - bigger store chain Kwantum had the guts to charge 49,50 for delivery alone - with a delivery time of 15-25 days. I have found one that delivers within 24 hours and to no costs - but it's not there yet. This morning I brought it down from my room and I just had to hoist it back up the stairs since mattress hadn't arrived yet.




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[*] posted on 24-1-2021 at 12:28


Mattress needs to get used to.

Back at playing chess, which is great fun.




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[*] posted on 24-1-2021 at 21:22


Today two protests (Pegida and anti-corona measures) in Eindhoven were supposed to be held, but they were forbidden bu the local mayor - what followed was violent protest, riot, pillaging and vandalism. I'm in utter shock seeing this in my home town of 35+ years.

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[*] posted on 25-1-2021 at 18:34


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Mattress needs to get used to.

Back at playing chess, which is great fun.
I should go back to playing chess. I haven't played that game since I was 13. that was a long time ago.

Yep, a new mattress needs to get used to, it can even, sometimes, be uncomfortable in the beginning.
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[*] posted on 25-1-2021 at 22:45
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That is my town. That is the sleepy little place we used to joke about.

"You? A tourist? And you came here?"

It's the city where I'd walk hand in hand with my father as we went to the library, waiting at the busy zebra crossing until we could finally cross. That street that is a pedestrian zone now, where the kids play in the fountains on hot days.

Where the little honeycomb shops stood, now all gone. The ones a friend of a friend designed the art for.

Where there is a monthly record market where on one glorious day I found a Tim curry vinyl.

The Chinese restaurant with the giant dragon mural that scared me so badly as a toddler. Where I later learnt raged a huge fire in the seventies that killed some 30 people.

The station, with the huge windows, the restaurant behind it that I always wanted to visit.
That station where I rushed in and out several times a week as a college student. Where we'd wave goodbye to Granny whenever she went back home.

The station square where Philips held its 100th anniversary exhibition where I first encountered touch screens and smell-o-vision and CD-i.

The concert hall where my life changed three times. Where I saw my first rock concert - converting me to Primus and bass guitar.

The hard pavement where I waited in line to see Dir En Grey live, with some friendly German ladies - within hours I looked upon them as sisters. When I was named Visitor Of The Month for being the only Dutchman waiting in line, and won tickets for that concert I asked someone I only knew online to come with, not knowing that was the start of a beautiful friendship.


The Light Tower square, where my boyfriend and I first met. "You didn't see the Mediamarkt?"
The concert hall where he first held me when I fainted.

That little corner where the Cardboard shop used to be, where you could get anything provided it's made from cardboard.

The Piazza square - now with roof but without the sculptures - where I made the first photo that was genuinely cool and artsy. With the large rectangular artworks that were lost to us in a storm.

The bunker where I used to sit and draw the people walking by.

The little street with the book store I loved to duck into.

This town - hideous and bare to some, but full of memories of special moments. The town where I was born and bred, the town where I have lived for 35 years.

I saw this town on fire today.

How can people do this? How can people ruin the station piano? How can people throw fireworks at a police horse? How can people throw bicycles through advertising boards? How can people set cars on fire? How can people rob the convenience store and thrown in the windows on the first floor restaurant?

But the biggest question is why? If anyone wanted to protest a curfew the last thing you'd do is something that warrants a curfew. Why would you protest the Corona measures because of what it does to local entrepreneurs - then throw in the windows of those local entrepreneurs?

More and more answers treacle into the mail slot, into the newspapers. How my sleepy little home town got in the global news. How the miscreants are rioting youngsters aged 15-25 in black hoodies.
How people who are at best "naive" and at the worst "complete morons" think that just because they have a camera they feel the need to go out and film the riots when the police have officially ordered everybody to leave the town centre - and then complain they've been hit by the police water cannon on a cold day.




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[*] posted on 26-1-2021 at 22:54


Punky said at the Zappa forum he was having login issues (that may be because of the cookie thing) - he sends us all his regards.



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[*] posted on 29-1-2021 at 22:47


Rough day today - backlog got to me - but I now have a two day weekend!

...Away from my boyfriend due to the curfew and the riots...




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[*] posted on 1-2-2021 at 18:40


I'm doing my best to post more but unfortunately there's not much happening... I'm still scared of spiders...

Also trying to knit gloves. And yesterday I had an issue when I went for groceries. A shampoo bottle (of the Shampoo For Men kind) I bought opened in my backpack and consequently there was Musky Glob all over its contents.

Plus my backpack now smells Manly. Yuck.




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