Better to have it that way than the other :)
You are still ill, lacking motivation is perfectly normal I think… I couldn't do anything last time I had a cold.
I've also done less exercise this week, Hope you regain motivation soon, and feel better, rest is also important!
Thanks me, that's the type of thing I should be telling myself and I. 👍
Happy to hear you're on the mend!
Thanks Jeff! Can't decide whether I'm looking forward to the first run back or not... 🏃😳
Good news :)
You can always look forward to the second one instead! :)
Odd how we know we get better but it doesn't help us at the time. Can I join you in the doldrums and then we will rise, rise like glorious phoenixes! Or at least flap around like a couple of Yorkshire sparras 😳
Ah yes Pen, twood be an honour! Although we must remember to go outdoors before our intended flap... I don't want to get stressed out with nowhere to fly. I thought they were spuggies where you were or is that a bit further north?
Fly guys x
I'm much too classy to call them spuggies John. They're sparras 🤣
See, John, at least you've got class.
Haha, after the public snot clearing incident I told you about yesterday, I assume you are being sarcastic! Get well soon, Alicia! :-D
Goes without saying before this starts (this will be my last political message during the contest) but free Palestine!
Good luck to your favourite countries!
Don't know if it's just the UK coverage but the sound guy is having a nightmare. It's all muffled and poor sound quality.
'I know, let's get as much ***ty arena reverb in the mix as possible!'
Oh no. Malta has a very pretty girl and she can sing but it looks a bit half arsed. Get the forgettable pop bangers out the way early?
What a voice! But when the traditional music is serious as this it gets left behind... And she's in the dreaded number 2 slot. Better luck next year Albania!
Czech Republic look like they are in an Apple product advert. Shame the song is so bland... At least they look like they're having fun.
Germany trying their hardest not to win the competition there. Don't blame, staging it costs millions and never makes a profit. Economic efficiency from these two singers.
Russia sponsored by Roman Abramovich if the staging is anything to go by. It will get a lot of votes.
Don't fall down Denmark! Cute song. Too cute to win.
She looks scared of heights! Well I am too Leonora... I'll give a(n) (imaginary) vote. Good effort.
Serhat of San Marino. Less said the better. Pity/ironic/joke votes only please! (Ok - he's growing on me... But not much...)
Europe loves a power ballad. Will this singer from North Macedonia hit the big note?
Ended a bit suddenly... 10/10 for passion though.
Simple but he's totally owning it. Too simple? Will take plenty of Scandi votes. Muscular men will have a certain appeal to the Eurovision core audience. Sweden has a good chance.
Go Slovenia! Depressed creepy kids for the win! Not my tip to win but my favourite song. Beautiful misery.
Oh no... He's forgotten to plug his guitar in... 😁😁😁
Well at least he's given up playing it! 😁😁😁
So much spray her hair has almost turned into plastic. This will do well for Cyprus, god knows why!
This is boring but could well win if the hype is to be believed. Fair play Netherlands.
Is she holding the microphone to her nose? Someone's getting stabbed? This is thoroughly concerning Greece...
This should just be the woman and the indigenous language guy. Slicked back hair guy can do one. Classic Eurovision song. Been missing these tonight. 10/10 for effort. Go Norway!
It didn't post my Israel comments... Emotional guy sang a song that felt like it lasted about 12 minutes competently. Home crowd loved it.
Well the UK ain't winning! Ha! He's had his teeth whitened specially though... There's a key change coming. I can feel it in the water.
And there it was.
Ah Serhat is a dentist. Maybe he did our guy's teeth...?
Iceland. You do you. Proud of you guys!
Did this guy start on the wrong note? Estonia... You brought it back for the chorus though. I don't think this will win, somehow.
Well at least the backing damcers landed their backflips. Phew. Belarus where were your backing singers hiding? I stopped concentrating.
This song is an upbeat pop song from Azerbaijan. It features a catchy falsetto hook, a quasi-opera-wail bridge and is staged with robot arms shooting lasers at the singer. So it's pretty much par for the course.
I'm trying to remember what childrens cartoon Bilal's outfit is stolen from. He has great hair... If that's a wig I quit. Viva France. Shame you aren't that great a singer.
Italian Sean Paul.
Serbia, not only can your singer sing great, she has at least one stunning leg, maybe the designers had to rush out when they made her dress so could only half finish it.
Rivaled North Macedonia for passion that one.
Switzerland choreography on point. Boring song though.
This is the first time Australia has embraced the true ridiculousness of Eurovision. That makes them likely winners.
Spain finishing with another Apple product advert. It is finished isn't it? Please? Please say it is... Jk I love it really.
VOTE SLOVENIA! THOSE KIDS NEED HELP
My cat has celebrated the end by doing a fart so sour my face is now inside out.
Winner has been announced. I won't spoil it incase you are on catch up.
I don't hate the winning song, tho I did have my hopes up for my country (same as everyone else I guess haha)
I thought he'd get a big vote from people who thought he was good looking. It didn't come but he performed with good energy and could sing great too.
I came in late so didn't actually hear much of the songs unfortunately but I saw the ending haha and had my hopes up after the jury votes haha
I'm backing through Europe this month. Right now I'm in France 🇫🇷 it's not the best weather but its beautiful here!
Well enjoy the sights and sounds. Climb up some mountains for me but to do that you need to eat. So try do that first. 👍 I'd say Iceland were the most entertaining!
I fell asleep at the beginning of it
Omg John. I LOVE this entire thread.
I've only just seen this now
The TV audience votes.
Hope you feel better soon.
And the lens... It's an investment
Poor baby :( Hope you feel better soon. Don't go anywhere tomorrow if the weather's bad! Excited to see what you'll do with that lens ^_^
Hope you're feeling better soon.
Although when I look at lists of autistic traits I am the complete opposite of many of them.
I think I am just really awkward and uncomfortable in certain situations and it has nothing to do with autism.
Same. Did an online test once (I know...) and I was on the brink between neurotypical and neuroatypical. Sometimes I do wonder why I'm so bad at everything social, but yeah.... as you've stated.
Which social situations don't you understand?
AWWW wish I could have watched that, too.
I'll try and take my camera down next time, Alicia.
Sounds like a good day! Life is fascinating!
I, alongside other service users were meant to be co-producing a new mental health service for the city. It seems we weren't listened to at all by the mental health commissioners. Despite some last minute grovelling from them I decided to...
...quit the co-production to preserve my health and to end the circles of frustration. This 'giving up' has made me feel useless and a bit pathetic. Still, despite my new found apathy for the situation I feel like my mental health must come first.
Maybe a bit further down recovery road I would've stuck it out but man, cba. Disappointed in them and disappointed in me.
That's too bad. Sounds like you were really committed to this. But as you so astutely observed, your health comes first. Nothing is worth risking that!
You come first
McPandaface is an interesting name!
I also do litter picking, it feels good doesn't it?
Kym! It is. If you're ever back in sunny Sheff you should come on our pick.
What a good deed. :)
It's a possibility :)