I set up most of the music/art room in the new house today. Great sense of achievement getting something done I'd been putting off. I thought what would my brother do. So I put on some music and just got started. Had some delicious Indian food but now can't sleep after rubbing my eyes with my curry hands.

Never had curry but sounds painful!!

30 Jun 2021

Did you eat the curry with your hands? 😆

30 Jun 2021

Yes

01 Jul 2021

I really want an Indian takeaway, have you ever tried Kashmiri Aroma?

01 Jul 2021

No

01 Jul 2021

The art/music room sounds awesome. Happy for you. Planning to build mine out soon. Any tips/suggestions? Will soundproof space as much as is possible.

03 Jul 2021

My advice is only soundproof in corners and around the listening area. You do not want a dead sounding room. Also use cheap building insulation over professional sound foam. It does the same job

03 Jul 2021

Good advice. Thanks.

04 Jul 2021

This tool might be handy, too http://www.roomeqwizard.com/

04 Jul 2021
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Apologies for 6 days of hug spam. It's a nice morning and I'm full of tea 🫖. Going to cook for a colleague who's coming for food and games after he finishes work. Had a relaxing chat to my best friend yesterday which was perfect despite technical difficulties preventing me from hearing her sometimes. My cat's mouse genocide continues. I wish he'd just play not kill. Aim to set up computer soon.

Sounds like a beautiful day ahead for John T, but a day of tragedy for Mickey, Jerry, Minnie, Speedy Gonzalez, Remy, Mr Jingles, Ratburt, Ben, Chuck E Cheese and the Three Blind Mice. #RatLivesMatter #StopTheGenocide #JusticeForRodents #NoMoreMrMiceG

16 Jun 2021

In the 28 days since getting a cat flap he's killed 35 various rodents.

16 Jun 2021

hmmm, cat flap... I wonder if my cat would like that. Guessing she would. But concerned she'd get lost or hit by a car. I'm in the city. You?

19 Jun 2021

I'm in the city but my front door faces onto woodland/park/golf course/farmland. I don't let him into the back garden and the cul de sac. I use a microchip cat flap so I get no unwanted visitors

19 Jun 2021

🤣👍 cool comments

19 Jun 2021

Спасибо Анн Л

19 Jun 2021
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Micromanaging ideals and balancing the books. Protecting my brain from damaging stimuli. Lots of rest. Loving every minute of caffeine addiction. Music. Inclusive social solidarity. Advanced psychology. Experience is universal existing in the very fabric of everything. Learn by the senses, not trusting what is learned, as it just a small fragment of something bigger. Openness and honesty. Sincere.
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02 Jun 2021

Thanks John, good list. FYI We currently provide a link to Find A Helpline, which is a service that allows people from many countries to find specific help via the I'm in crisis link at the top of the feed. https://www.moodpanda.com/urgent

02 Jun 2021

Excellent. I hadn't spotted that!

02 Jun 2021
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Disassociating hard. Sat at home feeling like I'm somewhere I've never been before. I've been on an emotional rollercoaster with my cat and his new cat flap. I want to turn my phone off and spend a hour in my safety cupboard but life needs to be lived. Turned down trip to the pub yesterday with volunteering colleagues I regret that but I was tired and travel sick. I need to be there for the bestie

Easy does it panda friend. Getting our needs met it really important. I'm impressed you know what you need. Can you turn your phone off for just a few minutes? Take a break?

28 May 2021
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Cyprus with El Diablo. The singer wearing a dress of jewellery gets the party started with a forgettable pop stomper. They've never won. I don't think that'll change tonight

22 May 2021

Albania also seems to be wearing just jewellery. Her staging is interesting. A video of fart gas puffs through the air at start of every bar. Bonus points for traditional instruments though. A powerful song but it won't have wider appeal.

22 May 2021

John. Fantastic interpretation of the first songs.

22 May 2021

It's all exciting. Wish the BBC would stop going on about Belgium being old

22 May 2021

Israel next. The first singer to wearing fairly normal clothes. She's striding about with attitude and now she's changed costume… and squealing. Gets a loud cheer.

22 May 2021

Belgium now. The first “normal” song of the evening. It's a good song but the performance is somewhat lacklustre. Might do well with the jurys but probably not the popular vote's cup of tea.

22 May 2021

Russia should have kept on the motorised dress much much longer. It's the only good thing about it

22 May 2021

The first one of my favourites… Russia! A woman in a giant dress transforms into a red boiler suit wearing badass telling women that they are strong! The chorus is great and traditional instruments bonus points.

22 May 2021

Malta with a electro swing pop song which is very, very strong. Her voice is unreal. It's not my favourite but it could be a winner, this.

22 May 2021

Portugal. Beautiful staging. Black and white. Understated band set up. My convinced by the singer's voice but it's a strong ballad. Might have done better in Portuguese maybe.

22 May 2021

Loving these summaries

22 May 2021

Serbia. Chorus sounds a bit like the Macarena. Generic boring pop song. Key change bonus points.

22 May 2021

UK. The positivity seems forced. A big cheer for some pyrotechnics. The dancers are going for “epic sax guy” vibes. It's not quite there though.

22 May 2021

How many zips do you need on one coat

22 May 2021

John. Better commentary than Graham Norton

22 May 2021

Greece is dancing with an invisible man. It's clever staging but the song is a bit of a yawn. One of the dancers nearly dropped her, adding to the drama

22 May 2021

Surely they could find some male EY candy in greece

22 May 2021

Switzerland next. Minimal ballads do well at Eurovision… but with Dad dancing? I'm not sure about this. It's a good song well sung though

22 May 2021

Gutted that Iceland can't be in here live due to coronavirus. Watching the dress rehearsal. Such a cool, cool song! I hope it does well!

22 May 2021

Don't you want a jumper with your own face on it

22 May 2021

Iceland to win.

22 May 2021

Spain. I don't think this will trouble the leaderboard. (Famous last words?) This is complete with bad falsetto. Muted applause.

22 May 2021

Moldova. This is similar to a few of the pop bangers at the start except maybe not as good. She dropped her microphone. Whoops. A very long note… and the end.

22 May 2021

Germany with “I don't feel hate”. Lucky that… (no, I quite like this silly monstrosity) it's errr very Eurovision

22 May 2021

How unfortunately that when dancing the peace sign hand accidentally gave the middle finger

22 May 2021

Finland with nu metal. Eurghhh. Very Linkin Park. It'll do ok but not win. Massive roar from the crowd

22 May 2021

This thread is my Eurovision highlight this year

22 May 2021

Bulgaria. Very modern sounding singing style. Won't be everyone's taste but could do surprisingly well with jurys. I liked it.

22 May 2021

Lithuania are the best dancers in the competition. The singer (in high heels) is a legend. The song in the cancelled competition last year was better though. Good fun!

22 May 2021

Ukraine are my favourites! Any band with whistle (or sopilka in this case) gets my vote. Interestingly the original version of this song they did is better but too long for Eurovision and used traditional lyrics which aren't allowed.

22 May 2021

Lithuania was so clean and polished. Ukraine so wild and energetic. Whichever wins I will be happy

22 May 2021

France next. I like this one but my cat has put a dampener on things by farting… thanks Clem. Definitely one of my favourites more so now than before the competition. A good sign

22 May 2021

Azerbaijan has some snake charmer vibes behind a pop banger. Think if Lady Gaga had a bollywood phase. Will get the Dad's vote I expect.

22 May 2021

Norway representing mental health! Cheese anyone? 🧀 Sounds like a early nineties boy band. Angels and demons. Isn't that a book by Dan Brown?

22 May 2021

Netherlands. Uplifting anthem promising revolution and strength. Future the competition's most energetic dancer. It'll struggle I think

22 May 2021

Italy. They are rocking and certainly are dressed for occasion. But will they win? They definitely made the effort. The bassist looks like she's having a great time! Pyro!

22 May 2021

Sweden have a song called a million voices. It's an earworm. And a key change, nice.

22 May 2021

San marinos costume is a poor imitation of russias

22 May 2021

San Marino and Flo Rida. This song reminds me of an earlier one, but is less likely to get lost with being the final song. A fitting end to a fantastic show. Will go to bed and follow the voting from there

22 May 2021

🙏🏻 thank you for making me switch Eurovision on 😃🐼

22 May 2021

Thank you girls, I don't watch this show,but with you it is super awesome,great warm talking, 💞💥

22 May 2021

John. You need your own TV or radio show

22 May 2021

Italy wins!!! Congratulations! Iceland got a plucky 4th without even getting to perform for the audience

22 May 2021
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Lazy day. Had my 2nd dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. Drinking tea now

excellent

20 May 2021

Hope you feel well John.

20 May 2021

I always feel well! 😁 (it's just my threshold for wellness is incredibly low)

20 May 2021

You are a superstar.

20 May 2021

Are you watching Tonight?

20 May 2021

Good luck. 2nd vaccine was harder on my body. For others, no symptoms or mild symptoms. Either way, hope the boost does the body good in the long run.

20 May 2021

Well done you, glad you're taking it easy. My second is in a fortnight 💪

20 May 2021

I'll keep an eye on the results but I don't want to spoil Saturday

20 May 2021
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Had a dream where I gatecrashed a Role Playing Game club, led an adventure, had sex, crashed a tram, ate a big cake and finished playing the RPG. Vivid. I woke up and thought reality disappoints me so
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Having panic attacks about moving house everyday except for couch to 5k days but I have good music, good food, and good friends and my own mother***ing house!!!?? so yeah, things could be worse...
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A new start is over the horizon. Back to exercise with T on Thursday (provided she receives her bumbag [fanny pack 🤭] in the post). Hopefully a new routine to go with the new house and new spring.

Got to be a Danny pack. Bum bag is so 80s. I guess the difference is where you wear it?

20 Apr 2021

I wear mine with a loin cloth. #trendSetter #fashionista #influencer

22 Apr 2021

HAHAHA omg

29 Apr 2021

Lol Love

04 May 2021
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Mmmm food. If in doubt, fill your belly and share it with those around you (not in that order)

John I need your help,please tell me ,,mind the gap,,what does it mean?,,Watch out ,,in any situation?or it's just about underground?it's your traditional phrase but only about gaps?

15 Apr 2021

It's generally used on trains and related transport. In can be used as an insult for teeth or the gap in a league table between football clubs.

15 Apr 2021

It*

15 Apr 2021

It's only about gaps

15 Apr 2021

Thank you so much.help me a lot)⚘

15 Apr 2021

Хорошо

17 Apr 2021
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I've been on auto pilot for weeks. My awareness is low. I am reactionary. Neighbours are having some very loud outdoor party tonight but I can't keep the cat shut in so the window stays open.

Maybe distract yourself in another part of the house. Hope it helps

03 Apr 2021

Can the cat have a harness?

20 Apr 2021

No you need to harness cat from when they are kittens he's three years old now

21 Apr 2021
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Irritable today but I've had a positive feeling couple of weeks. Productive and lazy in equal measures. Had some lovely chats with my favourite panda. Now I'm sat listening to the world and it's music
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The minimum order from my local Indian takeaway gets too much food. Still, leftovers for tomorrow and when I could eat was delicious!
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Post your favourite playlists below. I want to hear something new to me. Here's mine, give it a like and follow: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6FmZmb0BZVagI0cjxqKJvd?si=MsbagKtjTJa1batPuN0-Jg

Well, ok.......

11 Mar 2021

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVWTTSOTHDZrBjTmhKN1Q01CU5xKi8mBl

11 Mar 2021

Thanks Лео. A bit light for your taste. I recommend deftones - fireal, mogwai - fear satan, пасош - россия, and whole album the blood by reykjavík!

11 Mar 2021

Yep, I've heard deftones, and i kinda prefer Буерак rather than Пасош, by the way, check out Культура курения, it's a former band of bass pkayer from Буерак, sadly they btoke up like 8 years ago

11 Mar 2021

I did listen to the one by them on your playlist. It was good

12 Mar 2021

This is just me slamming all my favourite bands together (except All Time Low) into a playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0VgIerVf0Q29BSUQ3xbEAV?si=623EKWr1QoiYFgfLLSGvzg&utm_source=copy-link

16 Mar 2021
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Messaging my bestie and listening to the “elephants yeah” song by pavaroti
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I've decided to start using exclamation marks much more often because *** you that's why! 😹😸 Today I am both Peter and the Wolf and you are the duck. 🌕
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Follow my cat on https://instagram.com/clemfandangocat
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