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  1. I’m glad he managed to get his second dose in the end!! It seems a shame not to allow some to have a lesser gap between doses when you hear some places are returning vaccines because not enough take up in those areas. I suppose it is all a bit complex though to anticipate how it will go now throughout the country.
  2. This vaccination was originally recommended to be given 4-6 weeks apart but for expediency purposes in the first instance was extended to 12 weeks ....in actual practice this was found to be too long a gap between doses ......and now for other expediency purposes has been reduced to 8 weeks... which is probably better but in my view it seems things are organised around supply and demand etc rather than purely Health issues. Other countries are now catching us up in number of double vaccinated people who have not had this 12 week gap in the first place.
  3. I don’t blame anyone who switches it off at all ( I never downloaded it in the first place ...I’m assuming it’s the one run by Serco? That was enough for me) I don’t work and don’t have children or grand children ( unfortunately) so decided it wasn’t worth me getting it and when things opened up in May I sign in and out of everywhere I go and activities like swimming ( where there are still no lockers or changing rooms open anyway) are all pre booked so they have a list of everyone at any particular session and the same with studio Ballet class so all participants can be easily traced if need be. Im just about to do a two hour ballet Rep session at the City Lit and if you don’t have that App or their App you sign in on the computer as you go in and anyway the teacher has a list of all attendees. The App is too vague to be fit for purpose as it is at present. Im hardly likely to catch Covid from somebody sitting three seats away on a bus or train and we are both masked and never even spoken to each other but could possibly from someone in a class I attend where it would be covered without the App. Just because you don’t have the App does not mean you are not acting responsibly.
  4. Apparently there can be a time problem with this App. Somebody phoned LBC to say his daughter got pinged and they eventually worked out it was at a restaurant she had been in with her mum for lunch for about an hour and a quarter but they discovered the App thought they’d been there for about six hours!! So they may well have not even been in the restaurant at the same time as whoever it was who had tested positive. Can you not be allowed to take a test if you get pinged especially when have no symptoms so that only if it’s positive you should have to isolate? But I suppose they just haven’t got the number of tests that would be required to cope with so many. There should be a way of being able to sign out of somewhere so it’s not pinging you unnecessarily.
  5. That’s a great review Mandy 😊 Is this the first time Yeo Valley have put this on? Such a shame about the stage as otherwise seemed like a really enjoyable day out to see ballet ( though I’d have turned it into a stopover) as £85 even for Charity is a lot to ask if you can’t actually see anything!! Annoying as they are these sight line issues are not quite as bad for watching singing or theatre productions but for Dance are a bit of a no no. Hope they can get this fixed.
  6. Have two films of fish diving couples been removed? Im sure I saw them in a post earlier but didn’t have time to watch then so thought I’d re visit and now can’t find the post 🤔
  7. LinMM

    Room 101

    My partner is always on the phone to certain delivery people complaining he was in all day so why was there a card put through the letter box suggesting he was out. We have a ding dong doorbell but sometimes I think they don’t bother to even ring it if the house just seems quiet! I know they are under pressure but it is infuriating if you’ve been in all day and they don’t bother to knock/ring etc.
  8. Whoops Alison only just got what you meant earlier! You mean the music by Arvo Part or rather it’s overuse! Yes probably that piece has been a bit overused generally in the last couple of years though loved it when I first heard it. For some weird reason I thought you were talking about an expression people had been using too much in their posts hence my comment that I hadn’t seen it 🙄
  9. Not sure I’ve seen it Alison but whenever I see the word Spiegel it makes me think of the Spiegeltent here in the Pavilion Gardens in Brighton which is put up for performances for the Brighton Festival ... just finished yesterday as has been later this year. They never seem to have any ballet in the Spiegeltent unfortunately though!! I agree with those who say there is room for different interpretation in the music for the fish dives in Beauty...or the music taken at slightly different paces maybe. Osipova is Osipova and Nunez is Nunez and love them both.
  10. LinMM

    Room 101

    Agree Janet it really is so disappointing and disgraceful and spoils the whole mood for us all. I hope the people who have shown this abuse are banned from social media. I wouldn’t put the teams defeat in room 101 though Bridiem 😊 Throughout this tournament the English team have been giving real football fans a lot of pleasure and playing with real spirit skill and intent. I watched Italy in a few matches and have to admit was dreading getting them in the final if we got there as I genuinely believe we would have beaten any other team!!! Definitely the two best teams were in the Final!! The two teams could hardly be separated even at the penalty shootout 😱 So although was not the final result we all wanted after being so close to getting that Trophy 😢 there are lots of positives we can take away from this Euros Onwards and upwards as they say though not sure can go through it all again quite so soon ...next year!!
  11. Yes I heard that too Sabine and couldn’t believe the Royal wouldn’t snap him up but perhaps the Virus has got in the way of new contracts outside the Royal I don’t know.
  12. LinMM

    Room 101

    I think my last sentence goes some way to explaining that!
  13. LinMM

    Room 101

    Well it could be that tennis is more of an individual sport ...one player against another...whereas football is a team sport so has a more “tribal” element coming in. The vast majority of fans are good natured and just want a good game and don’t take it too personally. But it’s the few who are acting like headless chickens ( fuelled by too much alcohol) who get ALL the publicity. And some have behaved disgracefully after the Denmark game even though we won for heavens sake 🙄 Also with this Euros the press are really hyping it up as to England winning meaning EVERYTHING in your life ...not a good thing for those who in reality have very poor prospects. It would be good if on this occasion We do win ...even better if it’s a really good close game ..but Italy are a good team and have been playing very well so if they win it won’t be a disaster! One team has to lose!! And let’s hope those minority of “fans”who cause trouble can behave themselves whichever way it goes. Football is the most popular game in this country so has a much greater following so will include more people who will be potential trouble makers unfortunately.
  14. Just going back to the first part of the first post here for a moment...I was very glad to see one of the RBS students joining the Company was Alix Van Tiggelen ...though congratulations to all of course....this is because a couple of years ago at the RBS annual performance by chance I sat next to Alix’s mother. I had a wonderful seat in front stalls where I’d never sat before ...courtesy of a Forum member...so a terrific view. Anyway I got chatting with mum who lived in Belgium at the time so had come over especially and after the show she introduced me and a close friend I met up with afterwards who had been in Amphi to Alix such a lovely dancer. I wondered what had happened to her since and so great news to see her joining the Company I know mum will be over the moon. Regards Joseph Toonga appointment I think the jury’s out for me at the moment. Of course I would hate it if the Royal lost its Classical style and started turning into a Contemporary company instead but I’m not convinced ...well yet...that this is going to happen. Joseph Toonga is described as an “emerging choreographer” and he seems very open and keen to get to know more about the classical style. Ive seen some terrific hip hop story telling pieces with dancers at the top of their game with this style so who knows what could come out of a conjunction of these two very different styles for certain choreographic Pieces. Im sure the Company won’t throw the baby out with the bath water but obviously see how it all goes and am prepared to look on the bright side at the moment anyway. Meanwhile am sure the RBS is continuing to maintain its high standard of classical training with its students and attracting dancers who want to train there from all over the World.
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    I’m not sure I could bring myself to call a horse Vaccine Lockdown or Epidemic though 😱
  16. A friend has just posted this Guardian Article to Facebook and there is now a picture of Beatriz with Yasmine Naghdi instead of the original one
  17. At second attempt managed to enlarge the above photo ( it wouldn’t the first time so couldn’t see faces properly) and presumably Leticia is the one behind Beatriz who is central in the photo. I’ve never considered they look alike before probably because their dance styles are so different and Leticia is smaller but they do look a bit alike in that still photo above but can see the difference! In the Guardian photo I can see now it probably is Leticia 🙄 I am amazed that Beatriz obviously didn't have any say in which photos were shown or she would have pointed this out surely?
  18. As the trend is for “immersive experience “ these days the auditorium could also be sprayed with a certain smell you get where hundreds of sea birds congregate 😉
  19. I’m not sure about ISTD but somebody will know. In RAD it’s around Intermediate Foundation level ( or Grade 6 if not going pointe work route)
  20. Wow so quickly great for him but am not surprised really it is obvious he has the potential to go a long way. And thanks for that interview Fiona 😊 Must start brushing up on my German now!
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