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Everything posted by padawanbeck84

  1. 45, 503 - It was sunny enough here that we got all the washing dried Although it might rain tomorrow as my Dad plans to do some gardening. It usually rains if he so much as *thinks* about doing gardening
  2. 45, 501 - I know how much you like your round numbers
  3. 45, 497 - Getting close to another nice round number
  4. I received the art prints I bought at a virtual Star Wars convention at the start of this month. Both artists also included extra prints in the parcels as a thank-you present, which I thought was lovely of them. And the cards I wrote about in the previous post arrived on May the 4th
  5. 45, 496 - Evening counting. I've mostly spent today admiring my new art prints which arrived today Our Star Wars card trading group held a virtual convention over on FB from 2nd-4th of May and I bought 3 prints from two artists. Both of them also sent me extra prints as a thank-you gift. In the case of the John Wick print, the additional Yoda and Leia also made sure my parcel was Star Wars-relevant (although we *could* buy non-Star Wars art if we wanted).
  6. 45, 492 - Late afternoon counting. I've found my Spanish exercise book from my uni course and there's plenty of pages left, so I've done a couple of reading/comprehension exercises to start filling it up I also discovered I still have red and green pens that actually work
  7. 45, 490 - The theory with the cat is easier to understand Seriously though, such unclear guidelines are dangerous. I'm not going back to the library until all the MPs think it's OK to go and crowd back into Parliament. People are still catching this virus and dying from it - I don't want to risk being one of them. Or to risk anyone I know catching it.
  8. 45, 485 - Nearly tea-time counting. I'm determined that I *will* finish my current book today. So far, it's taken me at least a week to get halfway through.
  9. 45, 483 - Counting in here before I start counting my latest set of trading cards, which arrived yesterday. You have to applaud the postal service for managing to deliver my box of Star Wars cards... on Star Wars Day. I was able to open them in the middle of my annual film marathon And @peterferris8 I badly need to catch up with both Clone Wars and Rebels. Haven't seen any of either yet and haven't got Disney Plus.
  10. I've been able to order a box of Star Wars trading cards that I didn't think were available over here in the UK. Now I just have to see how long it takes for them to arrive. I might consider them essential to my collection, but Amazon probably doesn't agree with me in the current climate. Although opening and sorting cards is a great boredom-buster
  11. 45, 479 - Same here @Malahide In the UK, we have probably the worst death toll in Europe And there are still people not obeying lockdown rules: one couple from my town drove over 80 miles to the Welsh coast the other day. A day out at the seaside does *not* count as an essential journey
  12. 45, 477 - Middle of the week counting. @caz63 Losing pets is always hard - especially when you've had them as long as that. We had our dog for 12 years and he was a rescue too. He grew from being the shy, quiet one at the rescue centre to being a loving, daft brush of dog. At least you know that yours had a lovely, happy life with you. Maybe some day you'll feel ready to do the same for another one *hugs*
  13. I received my BluRay of the latest Star Wars film in this morning's post Nicely timed with May the 4th not far off...
  14. 45, 475 - I'm only listening to the news once or twice each day so I don't get overwhelmed. Currently feeling nice and epic as I'm listening to the Star Wars main theme/opening from The Last Jedi
  15. 45, 473 - Evening counting. @peterferris8 Wasn't it the last song that Joey listened to before he died? I seem to remember reading that somewhere. I've been listening to my Latin music playlist today - and hearing songs I'd forgotten I even saved onto it
  16. 45, 469 - The UK death toll is over 12,000 and the official numbers are only counting those who die in hospital, so the real number is even higher than that. There are a lot of cases in care homes that are not being counted, for example. And staff *still* don't have enough equipment. Two of my neighbours work in an elderly care home and I'm especially scared for them
  17. 45, 467 - Here, it's nice and sunny again today, although last night we did have a very half-hearted attempt at a thunderstorm. Literally, there was one flash of lightning, one rumble of thunder and that was it. Most rubbish thunderstorm ever - almost like the weather couldn't be bothered
  18. As a big Formula 1 fan, this one hits especially hard Sir Stirling Moss has died, aged 90. I've only ever seen archive footage of him, but he's widely regarded as one of the best drivers of all time - even though he never won the F1 title. He drove in several other categories of motorsport besides F1 and excelled in them. He continued to drive in vintage rallies and similar events until 2016 and always came across as a thoroughly decent bloke. One of the reasons he never won a championship in F1 is *because* he was such a nice bloke - one of his title rivals was accused of an on-track driving offence and Moss intervened to defend him and stopped him being thrown out of the race, even though it cost him the title. I can't imagine many of today's drivers doing that. Rest in Peace, Sir. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/52261216
  19. 45, 463 - Easter Sunday counting and I'm going to have to post in the RIP Thread again Although thankfully, I don't think it was Covid-19 in Sir Stirling Moss's case.
  20. I feel like crying (in a good way) at the goodwill of people in the trading card group I'm part of. It's a Facebook group for trading Star Wars cards and today, one relatively new member posted that they had hit a printing plate featuring my favourite character Poe Dameron. She was willing to sell it, but printing plates are one-offs and routinely go for anywhere from US$100-250. I don't have that kind of money. I asked the seller if she would let me pay in installments, she said she would think about it and see what other people were able to offer. One of the group moderators then replied to her original post, explaining that I am the main Poe collector in the group. It felt like he was trying to nudge her into making sure I got it. She has now agreed that I can pay by installments and I've paid the first one tonight. I just feel so happy as I didn't think I was going to be able to have that card. Maybe by the time I've finished paying for it, things might even be a little more back to normal in the world
  21. 45, 462 - More sunny weather today - although I had to double-check what day it is You'd think the fact it's bin-day would have helped me work that out...
  22. 45, 460 - Similar weather here. Although they had snow up in Scotland a few days ago
  23. 45, 458 - Sunny here too, if a bit windy now. Earlier today, I travelled all the way to the exotic wilds of... the back garden I feel sorry for everyone who doesn't have a garden in this situation. I don't think ours has ever been so tidy!
  24. 45, 456 - Night-time counting. At least the counting does not stop. And neither does my writing. I wrote nearly 800 words today It's a nice cheerful story, my way of combatting all the scary stuff.
  25. 45, 454 - Palindrome number And yes, it is getting scary. Over here, there have been at least 6 doctors who have died while treating virus patients and hardly any of our health staff are able to get themselves tested. In one case, the doctor had come out of retirement to help his local hospital cope with the emergency
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