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This neverending lockdown has given me the blues...

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I´m slowly going around the bend too, cabin fever is a thing. Actually it helps to go a little bit insane, not too much mind you, just enough to get by and roll with.

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Thanks for the link.  I enjoyed the video.  Fun dogs (and the music's not bad).  Well done!  

 

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Lovely dogs :D I have one here for a charity who is from Greece, she is a huge lump of hairy dog but really sweet and is up for adoption. I am hoping that someone comes for her soon as she deserves her own family to love. 

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Wait a minute....is that you singing?? If so, you are very, very good!

 

Great video and I watched your other Linda Ronstadt cover as well.

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4 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Wait a minute...is that you singing?? If so, you are very, very good!

 

Great video and I watched your other Linda Ronstadt cover as well.

 

Yes, that's me.  Thank you very much for the compliment!  I haven't been doing too much singing lately.  Been trying to learn how to play guitar, and I don't like to sing when my husband's home, even though he's heard me many times!  

 

 

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Oh, lovely singing! I was really sad about what happened to Johnny last year.  I’m so glad that Noyzi got the chance of a wonderful new home with you and your husband. He’s lovely...the others too!
 

You’ve got me thinking of creative things to do.  With no musical talent whatsoever, I’m thinking of maybe something arty. My enthusiasm for spring cleaning is waning after one day!  Enjoy your singing and video making.  All the best.  

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23 minutes ago, emkay said:

Oh, lovely singing! I was really sad about what happened to Johnny last year.  I’m so glad that Noyzi got the chance of a wonderful new home with you and your husband. He’s lovely...the others too!
 

You’ve got me thinking of creative things to do.  With no musical talent whatsoever, I’m thinking of maybe something arty. My enthusiasm for spring cleaning is waning after one day!  Enjoy your singing and video making.  All the best.  


Hi!  I remember your lovely British accent!  
 

We were sad about Jonny, too...  horrified, actually.  The pet taxi driver ended up being sued and my husband was summoned to court, but because he’s not a native German speaker, they didn’t need him after all.  Anyway, Jonny’s death helped us save two dogs.  Not only did we rescue Noyzi, but We also helped an elderly cocker spaniel find a new home after he was dumped by his late owner’s family.  The people who watch Arran, and our late beagle, Zane, asked us if we’d take in the cocker spaniel.  Since we had already committed to Noyzi, I asked some other Americans in the local pet group.  He ended up in a great home.
 

I am happy to inspire you not to clean.  Perhaps a stroll around the neighborhood with a camera? We finally have some sun, at last!

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Lovely voice and lovely dogs. :) Long daily walks with the dogs is keeping me sane. But I'm pretty good anyway with being on my own. 

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1 minute ago, knotheadusc said:


 

I am happy to inspire you not to clean.  Perhaps a stroll around the neighborhood with a camera? We finally have some sun, at last!

I have started solo daily sunrise walks in the vast forest behind our house. It’s very therapeutic.  I have thought about buying a compact camera as I was inspired by a local Facebook group posting lots of beautiful nature photos.  I got a bit confused about the current specifications and what I’d need.  First I shall recycle a bit of cash by selling some things on eBay Kleinanzeigen.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve sold a few items to some lovely people...nice to meet new nice people at all these days!

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The singing sounds absolutely beautiful Knotty! You are indeed extraordinarily talented, and gutsy too. 😊 I  admire you.


I also really enjoyed reading about the Armenia Boxes as my two Munchkins, the Armenian-Germericans, are stationed in Yerevan. 🙏 We missed our annual NY’s/Orthodox Christmas visit this year for the first time in their little Munchkin lives. 😕 But we did get to spend 3 whole  weeks with them in Sept/Oct 2020. So I must practice gratitude. 🙏 

 

It’s sunny and beautiful here on the Bodensee now. When the blues hit I try and remind myself that I’m so fortunate to live in such a beautiful setting. As it is for you and @bramble the pooch is a lifeline to sanity. The bottle of Ararat awaits the day you can visit these parts. Thank you for starting this thread and sharing.

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28 minutes ago, BethAnnBitt said:

The singing sounds absolutely beautiful Knotty! You are indeed extraordinarily talented, and gutsy too. 😊 I  admire you.


I also really enjoyed reading about the Armenia Boxes as my two Munchkins, the Armenian-Germericans, are stationed in Yerevan. 🙏 We missed our annual NY’s/Orthodox Christmas visit this year for the first time in their little Munchkin lives. 😕 But we did get to spend 3 whole  weeks with them in Sept/Oct 2020. So I must practice gratitude. 🙏 

 

It’s sunny and beautiful here on the Bodensee now. When the blues hit I try and remind myself that I’m so fortunate to live in such a beautiful setting. As it is for you and @bramble the pooch is a lifeline to sanity. The bottle of Ararat awaits the day you can visit these parts. Thank you for starting this thread and sharing.

Wow!  So you know Armenia, too?  

 

The funny thing is, when I was in the fourth grade, I had a teacher who was of Armenian descent.  I remember him telling us about Armenia, which was at that time part of the Soviet Union.  There weren't too many Armenians in rural Virginia in the early 80s, so that memory stuck in my head.  Then I ended up going to Armenia for two years.  They were tough years, but they really changed my life.  Being able to sing or do anything artistic definitely comes in handy there!  I love the Ararat boxes, too.  We just got the one for March.  It's really exciting to see all the stuff they're producing now.  I'm sure my mind would blow if I saw Yerevan today.  I was hoping to visit before COVID-19 screwed everything up so much.

 

We were at the Bodensee in August, though we stayed on the Swiss side.  It's so beautiful!  You are lucky to live there.  

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38 minutes ago, emkay said:

I have started solo daily sunrise walks in the vast forest behind our house. It’s very therapeutic.  I have thought about buying a compact camera as I was inspired by a local Facebook group posting lots of beautiful nature photos.  I got a bit confused about the current specifications and what I’d need.  First I shall recycle a bit of cash by selling some things on eBay Kleinanzeigen.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve sold a few items to some lovely people...nice to meet new nice people at all these days!

 

The one thing I miss about when we lived near Stuttgart is that our house was near a huge naturepark and miles away from the Autobahn.  It was a very beautiful area.  But I don't miss the house or the nutty landlady that we had to sue. :D  Our home in Wiesbaden is a lot more comfortable and modern, and our landlord, who is also a neighbor, leaves us alone!  

 

It's interesting to note the differences between Hesse and BW.  Both times we lived in BW, we were lucky enough to live in really scenic areas.  Hesse is definitely different, but we like it here, too.  I'm ready to enjoy seeing things again.

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55 minutes ago, knotheadusc said:

 

We were at the Bodensee in August, though we stayed on the Swiss side.  It's so beautiful!  You are lucky to live there.  

Yes, absolutely lucky. My daughter and boyfriend moved to a Konstanz last October to study.  They were super lucky to find a flat in the Altstadt. I’ve only fleetingly visited them though absolutely loved the stunning scenery. They are changing course soon and will be moving to the other side of Lake Constance. Looking forward to more freedom to travel and socialise!

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7 hours ago, knotheadusc said:

... I do okay with vocals.

 

Yes you do! Tuning spot on... which is not given to many. Keep strumming the guitar. It will come in its own time. You obviously have a musical ear.

 

Up-side to Covid crap for me is having spent (ongoing job) hours on Musescore putting down music and arranging same for duet. Have quite a fat repertoire which is coming along nicely. Would have gone potty months ago had I not had this outlet. I was wondering if all those wannabes I know will have improved their technical skills beyond all recognition by the time we come out the other side :D and the local bands will be transformed.

 

Ha! Not called optimista for nothing.

 

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Hope you dont mind.. but I forwarded your vid to a well known prroducer friend of mine... 

 

May I ask a favour?  Can you do a cover of "Dance like you've never been hurt"... Mark wills...

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