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  1. This is a padded cover in good condition. Similar to Roqsolid, but this is by a company called "Mushroom". All in good condition, with slot in the top for the handle to be used. Can be posted at cost.
  2. Exactly! My MP is parachuted in from another part of the country, and simply votes on party lines. No interest in constituents at all. And she's a new MP; replacing another MP who was exactly the same! Democracy!?! It's a dictatorship by another name.
  3. EU & China have recently announced a trade a trade deal. If WTO is so great, why did they bother? UK international trade Everything you might want to know about the UK's trade with the EU - Full Fact But it's wrong to say that all non-EU trade was done on WTO terms. Through the EU we had over 140 international trade agreements. Most trade was done through these. As a past leader of the WTO has said; UK has chosen to go from Premier League to 4th Division. As far a Thomann is concerned - If Thomann can't get a carrier to take your Yamaha bass from Germany to UK, then your changing to a Ibanez or Fender still leaves them with the same problem to get it to you. Germany can still get them. It's UK that has chosen to go to 4th Division.
  4. Not all goods coming into the UK are consumer goods. You need to think about the wider picture. My employer, a electrical equipment manufacturer based in Leeds, buys components from China and the East, but they get shipped in, in containers from the EU. The other issue is many UK manufacturers and suppliers of UK made/grown goods will be depending on EU carriers coming to UK to take their goods over to Europe - this is because carriers don't only take goods one way. They bring goods and collect British goods to take back with them to make the trip worth doing. Sure you can buy a different brand of tea. Have you tried finding an alternative source of electronic assemblies that needs to be of a given design and size as well as fitting a budget?
  5. This will also include items coming from around the world that may come VIA the EU, not always FROM the EU. UK based manufacturers may not have a great number of options available when buying components. In short, the UK has shrunk it's access to the world's market, not expanded it as promised.
  6. Yes, saw it yesterday. It's SO, so sad.. The faster this thing falls, the faster we might get something sensible going on. PS. anyone got TABs for "Ode to Joy" ?
  7. Why not use the ferry company our lot took out a contact with? You know.. the one with no boats
  8. Totally agree. This "deal" is a rush-job. BJ was banking on a deal with Trump, until Biden put a wrecking ball in the mix for them. So the past month has seen BJ on his knees for a deal, any deal!
  9. I'd go for a decent replacement/alternative neck. I've had/played a few cheap fretless basses and found them to have "interesting" undulations on the fingerboard, which does have an influence in the mwaa in the tone. There's clearly more to a fretless neck than simply a standard neck with frets ripped out.
  10. Isn't Boris' "Great New Deal" all about keeping the border open and having free trade? etc, etc? I know we're not in the Customs Union but not sure what the implications are of this.
  11. My missus is a pianist and she says FW's book is brilliant. Also Alfred : Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson Book, Bk 1a: Amazon.co.uk: Palmer, Willard: 0038081000251: Books Alfred's Basic Adult All-In-One Piano Course Level 2 (Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course): Lesson * Theory * Solo, Book & CD: Amazon.co.uk: Palmer, Willard A, Manus, Morton, Lethco, Amanda Vick: 0038081138831: Books Also Bastien Amazon.co.uk : Jane Bastien piano books And John Thompson Amazon.co.uk : john thompson piano books
  12. Yes I appreciate that Mick. In some respects its not even that. The labels try to pigeon-hole people, but the brain doesn't fit neatly into those predefined categories. It picks slices out of all sorts of areas. Some folk are dyslexic in some areas. One person in our family is quite severely dyslexic, and dyspraxic to the point of being allowed to have a personal help at Uni. Yet she's the most prolific reader I know. She's got a degree in English and American Literatures and is finishing off writing her first novel and started on her 2nd, whilst working as a freelance copywriter. But then there are other people with the same label, in the same pigeon-hole, who can't read. Thanks all the same.
  13. Hey @Nail Soup good to know I'm not alone. I was the same. For me the only hassle is when the missus talks to me, sometimes half way through I'll ask, "what was the 2nd part of what you were saying just now? My mind went walkabout." She's understanding and accept it. Besides, she's dyslexic and I help her with her issues.
  14. To be honest, I've got this far without drugs and unless I'm stressed, I don't sleep too badly most of the time. So I'll get by. All I really wanted to do here was, not get folk labels, but to raise the awareness to these issues and get folk to realise how there's more to this than simply poor parenting or attention seeking naughty kids. It's even worth teachers simply being aware that some folk may have mild issues going on that mean they might have difficulty. Some folk may have a mild dyslexia issue, for example. They don't need a label. Yet they might just need a bit more patience than some others, or a different approach than the "one size fits all", "this is how I teach modes and it always works..." type of attitude. Thanks for reading and posting.
  15. Fair comment Mick @TheGreek. TBH I may not actally be ADHD, but I thought it could be useful to some to at least be aware of how certain folk can have issues going on under the hood without them knowing. It's easy to assume certain things and you may not be seeing the whole story.... as you know, of course, knowing your background with a variety of folk.
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