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  1. Did anyone watch Men at the Barre on BBC4 last night? I can't find a discussion thread about it.
  2. This song popped in to my head a couple of days ago for some unknown reason. 😉 Now I just can't get it out of my head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9XcuN5hZwk
  3. No idea who made it @Geoff it just came up as a choice after I played the ROH link.
  4. Well I got that email as well. The header "Celebrating Margot Fonteyn" is rather disappointing. In the Ondine clip you get all of 10 seconds of her dancing, followed by short clips of other people dancing roles created for her. Not really what I would call a celebration. However, the following clips appeared on Youtube afterwards. in part 1, the music in Giselle can't actually have been played that quickly can it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFLpekDC7KE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuIOQfe3Rj4
  5. Is it just the Cellist they will be doing? No chance of Dances at a Gathering as well, I suppose? Delighted that Fille will be shown. A small crumb of comfort, I suppose. Edited to add, I know Fille is actually a very large slice of delight, but I still yearn for a bit more from the classical rep.
  6. I agree that the homepage shows two items being streamed. But when you click on the Dance option on the menu, it would have been good to have something other than the list for the entire season, with "Cancelled" written beside it. And I feel rather short changed as far as ballet is concerned. Anastasia would not have been my first choice, given all the options the ROH must surely have at its disposal?
  7. I haven't tried for yeast yet. But I have a flour update. The good news is that my local Tesco has masses of plain flour. Shelves full of it. The bad news is that it is in 16kg bags. No wonder the shelves were full. If the average consumption is 1.5kg every 3 months, that is nearly 3 years worth.
  8. @trog Surely you are not suggesting that all these people who have booked an online slot have taken all the yeast? I was hoping someone who works in the industry might come up with a logical explanation! The only one I can think of is that, like flour, the majority goes to trade, and they simply do not have enough small pots to meet the demand for the domestic market. Or something along those lines? Or does that sound ridiculous?
  9. I just thought I would say that I still haven't seen any yeast anywhere. Not since we went in to lock down in March. Anybody any idea why that should be?
  10. A lot of traditional sweets seem to stopped being produced. We seem to be being steered towards much more sickly sweet stuff. I suspect there will come a time when we won't be able to buy Smarties any more. We will have to have M & Ms.
  11. Just looking at this, but is it the landlord or the estate agents who are saying that a deposit is non refundable under any circumstances? And is that actually legal? I know nothing about the law, but are they all doing this?
  12. Isn't everyone's, Alison? I thought that was what they were for. 🙂
  13. That is sad news. However, I noticed the BBC said he died "with" you-know-what, rather than that was the cause of death.
  14. Loved the clip of Lynn Seymour. And nobody can work a cloak like Nureyev! I think Sylvie Guillem was marvellous when I saw her in Giselle with the RB. And the only one I have ever seen who didn't portray Giselle as a suicide. I can't find any of her with the RB, here is one with Lauren Hilaire as Albrecht. The mad scene is about 45 minutes in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKvh4rCTzIU
  15. Do they need packaging for toilet paper? Couldn't they just be put on the shelves without being bundled up into sets of 4, 6, 12 or whatever? Yeast is also absent in the UK as well. We had a go making our own, but it didn't work very well. Fortunately, I found another tin lurking at the back of a cupboard, so I am ok for that for now.
  16. That makes it sound like a cocaine shortage!
  17. Absolutely. I just wondered how young her children were. I think they must have been very young, because I know most children would be very upset if mummy threw their creations out in the garden. I do hope she was exaggerating on social media. It has been known!
  18. @Lizbie1 I've not read about the shortage of capacity to package in in 1.5kg bags. I am assuming it is the lack of people to do it,? Rather than a lack of the bags themselves.... It will be interesting to see how much flour gets thrown away when restrictions are lifted. Perhaps it should have been rationed? It is all very well people saying, "I will stay at home and make my own bread, therefore I will stock up." That leaves a lot of people who have no choice but to go out to buy something that is a basic food stuff. Possibly older people, who are more vulnerable to start with. I read a post from a friend of a friend, who said she and her children were baking every day - cakes, bread, biscuits. When asked how they managed to eat it all, she replied, "Oh, we couldn't possible eat it all. A lot of it goes out to the birds."
  19. I do a lot of baking, and we normally make all our own bread. i haven't seen either wholemeal or strong white bread flour for nearly a month now. This is not something I would ever think to stockpile. When I am nearing the bottom of a bag of whatever flour, I buy another one. I can understand that perhaps people went into a panic and bought a lot originally, but I would have thought shops would have been able to restock by now. Yet the shelves remain empty.
  20. You could always try knitting something, if you really are getting desperate for something to do while we are in lock down? 🙂
  21. I was very sad to hear this. They showed Goldfinger (again) on the tv a couple of weeks ago, and, as usual, I thoroughly enjoyed her performance. A friend of mine, who lives in Lewes, was surprised to find that she lived and died there.
  22. Another one of my favourites, Janet.
  23. I was very sad to see Bill Withers has died. He wrote some of my favourite songs. I know that most people will think that Lean on Me is very relevant in the current world situation, but I fancied something a little more up beat to remember him by. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEeaS6fuUoA
  24. Ah right. They did rather overdo Two Pigeons, I thought. And Don Quixote has never been one of my favourites. Never saw Frankenstein, it just didn't appeal.
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