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  1. Have signed the petition although I must admit to being very sceptical about the effectiveness of the petitions on Change.org. Sincerely hoping to be proved wrong though.
  2. Done and a big thank you to everyone involved in keeping the forum running.
  3. If I'd known how many attempts it would take to get decent audition photos back in the 90s and early noughties, I'd have taken a course in photography. I shudder to think how much money I spent getting photos developed only to have to throw them away and start again due to a leg dropping mid shot or part of a foot or hand out of camera range.
  4. Hi Happymum, I'm a size 14 and wear a size 5 Freed Maddie which I bought last year. Mine is 90% nylon and 10% lycra. From centre front to bottom, (not stretched and with the ruching undone) it measures 21"/53cms and from underarm to underarm, 15"/38cms. The Maddie is quite structured so possibly not as stretchy as the other type you ordered. Is her old leotard a Freed? There are a few different brands which are suitable as regulation wear for RAD so it's difficult to compare between them as they all seem to have their own method of sizing.
  5. You beat me to the post Fiz. Just arrived back from Sainsbury's and there were quite a few with masks on just below their noses. I really don't understand why, if people are able to wear a mask, they can't wear it properly. Then there were others wearing them correctly who pulled them onto their chins to have a conversation with someone. Surely it's not too onerous for people, with the exception of those who have a valid disability which prevents them from wearing a mask, to wear one for the relatively short amount of time needed to do their shopping. The majority of the customers would have t
  6. I reported a company (airport car parking) for unfair business practice on the government website. The company's website stated they'd furloughed all staff but were still taking new bookings. After my flights were cancelled, I tried to cancel online but the 'cancel my booking' function had been disabled and because of furlough, they weren't answering calls or emails. After several months, I've managed to get a refund but it took an email to the CEO which resulted in a call 30 mins later from a team member who took my card details and issued the refund. Suffice to say I won't be booking with t
  7. Just looked at the date of the original post and it doesn't appear from the website that any advice was taken so I've deleted my two pence worth.
  8. I also thought it was a questionable post. It might have been more appropriate for the OP to have worded it as 'the male anatomy makes it uncomfortable' rather than the wording used.
  9. Our current house was described as having a patio. As there didn't appear to be one, I queried it with the agent who informed me that the 6 'stone slabs' we were standing on, outside of the cellar door, was considered to be a patio! You could just about get a garden chair on them but that was pushing it.
  10. I watched this last night and found it very sad and sickening viewing. The gymnasts were let down by so many people in positions of authority who just buried their heads in the sand and allowed the abuse to continue. I also find it difficult however to understand why Maggie's (athlete A) parents allowed her to remain in such an environment once they became aware of the abuse.
  11. My husband is a seafarer currently based in Cannes and has to wear a mask whenever he is out in public and have his temperature checked before being allowed into a supermarket. I do shudder when I see people pull their masks down around their chins to chat to companions though as they are potentially doing more harm than good to themselves. I think it's evident when out and about, that in some cases, common sense is in very short supply.
  12. So sorry to hear this Lisa but thank you for sharing your knowledge about it. Hope you and your sister get a positive resolution for your brother in law. Take care x
  13. I'm not sure which my daughter bought but it cost just under £150 incl delivery for the 2.5m x 2m size in grey.
  14. Enjoyed watching this Janet so thank you for sharing it.
  15. My (teacher) daughter, like Peanut was also advised against using the flooring over carpet but as she couldn't find any other reasonably priced solution decided to go ahead and order the multi dance flooring in a 2m x 2.5m size. She's really pleased with the quality of it and it does give some sound proofing too. It moved a little when she first used it but she has since been using some double sided carpet and rug tape (no residue) from Amazon and this is holding it completely still.
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