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  1. This is my Darcey Bussell rose which I received as a very thoughtful gift from a friend, I love it
  2. Thank you for your reply Alison, it doesn’t feel right to ‘like it’ given the nature of the discussion. I had found the info on blood clots and strokes in my search but not Kawasaki symptoms in children, I’ll do search on that now. To be honest I was asking in regard to a small child so that is very pertinent information, thank you
  3. Alison, would you mind expanding a little on what sort of unexpected symptoms are being reported? My search in this didn’t yield anything useful and it sounds very plausible that there’s much we don’t know yet.
  4. We’ve been hearing both woodpeckers and cuckoos whilst sat in the garden for the last week or two, have never heard either from our garden before this year. It really is quite uplifting isn’t it! 😀
  5. Actually, that’s exactly what Me Bex had to say! I have now simply folded and stashed away 😂
  6. Thank you Jan, the cuckoos call and the beauty of the experience certainly lifted my spirits. An hour later after a light yoga session on the patio I sat down in the sun with a ‘cafe-con-leche-y-croissant’ and my cup is well and truly full! Now, onto the washing and ironing mountain 😂
  7. I’m an over thinker, always have been. I’m a slave to the constant internal dialogue. But it struck me recently that maybe some of my thoughts are just plain wrong, so I’ve been trying to listen to my body more and my thoughts less. When I set off on my early morning walk this morning I had one simple thought, what fills my cup? I walked a route that I take often, have done for years. So imagine my delight when I noticed , for the first time ever, a beautiful flowering bush. It might have been a lilac ( I’m not that good with plants) growing wild along the path. I was feeling a little smug that I’d got out before most people had stirred and I was enjoying the peace and beauty of a slightly chilly spring morning, a slight frost was on the ground and I stopped to look at the incredible beauty of a field full of cobwebs highlighted by the spring frost . I felt very pleased with myself for finding such peace but my mind started mentally writing about it and in an attempt to commit this feeling to words, before long I found myself going over and over it in my mind ( the curse of the internal dialogue again!). I stopped, closed my eyes, stood still and told myself to enjoy the thoughts, commit them to memory and then let them go! When I opened my eyes I looked up through the vivid bright green of the spring leaves on the tree into the deep blue sky and felt utter peace. At that moment I was rewarded with the sound of the cuckoo’s call! ....... a moment of joy in a difficult time
  8. I’m so glad you’ve found it! I remember reading your original post and fully understanding how you felt! I’m also very intrigued about the lodge at the bottom of the garden, sounds fab, I do hope it’s as charming as I’m imagining, red brick, with an arched window and a small patch of nettles at one corner - oh dear maybe lockdown is getting to me!
  9. Karen, that’s great news! I wonder if you would mind explaining the role the agent will play. Is this with a view to finding dance roles in a ‘portfolio career’ rather than joining a company? Is she aiming for varied dance roles, classical ballet roles, musical theatre roles or a mixture? Im sorry if this sounds ignorant but I hadn’t even considered the idea of an agent but this sounds like it could be a very sensible and rewarding step. I wouldn’t even know where you look to find a reputable agent but would be interested to hear more. Would you mind pm ing me about the agent your dd liked, it might be a good place to start looking when my dds time comes. congratulations on your dds offer
  10. I’ve never done a single step of ballet, but this morning joined my dd for an online class , I’m not sure she was impressed 😂
  11. We use an inexpensive stair bannister rail attached to the wall with the bannister brackets. Bought at b&q before lockdown. Not sure if you could order online for delivery 🚚
  12. Absolutely! But those “better” “famous” ballet schools trade on their reputation and a large part of that includes the publishing of graduate destinations so I’m surprised that there doesn’t seem to be a great deal of help given to students to prepare for the audition season. Are they just hoping that the ‘name’ will do all the work for them? That would be a mistake in my opinion.
  13. I’ve been surprised, maybe I have unrealistic expectations!
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