Skills you're most proud of

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 224867Post snapdragon
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:43 pm

submarine....surfaces equal to the number of dives.
sensible, cost effective, and safety concious tooo :drunken: :wink:
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Post: # 224934Post Stonehead
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:46 pm

I have a plethora of obscure skills—from dunny building to blowing up tree stumps to knitting socks to salting pork to bow making to celestial navigation and much more—but I'm most proud of my first aid skills. Advanced first aid skills mean I've been able to make a real difference on quite a few occasions. And that's what matters: being able to make a difference.
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Post: # 224966Post red
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:45 pm

most proud of... hmmm

managing a tight budget
cooking
making a decent meal out of what is available
play folky music on my recorder
interact with strangers (given that i am not the most social of people generally)
raise, kill and prep my own meat
craft things - mostly to do with fibre - knit,crochet, felt, spin, dye (still lots to learn though)
map reading
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Post: # 224988Post Mylovelyhorse
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:49 pm

What a lovely thread! And what a very talented bunch of people there are in Ish-land...

Things I can do and am proud of:
stand up in folk clubs across the land and sing, unaccompanied, without people running away
paint pictures well enough to sell some (not many, but it's a start, eh?)
knit and crochet beautiful items for myself and loved ones
cook delicious meals
make tofu
make jams, marmalades, pickles and chutneys
bake
paint a room
hang wallpaper
navigate
drive (learnt when I was in my late 30s, so am quite proud of that one)
speak basic French
turn a manuscript into a book (ie edit/typeset it)
spell (kind of linked to the above)
remember lyrics/tunes/speeches without trying

Things I'd like to do better:
play more than three tunes on my hammered dulcimer (can't believe there's someone else on here who can play one! Also in France...)
make coffee

Things I'm useless at:
anything which involves a sense of balance - so I can't ride a bike, can't roller skate and can't ice skate. I've never tried skiing, as I'm pretty sure I'd be carp at that too...
telling jokes

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 224996Post Big Al
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:51 pm

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Post: # 224999Post MuddyWitch
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:37 pm

Which is why we love you, BA! :grouphug:

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Post: # 225029Post Big Al
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:16 pm

MuddyWitch wrote:Which is why we love you, BA! :grouphug:

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 292449Post Elise1609
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:41 pm

Hmm, great post! I think I'm most proud of my cross stitch, sewing and birthday cake decorating! There are so many skills I'd love to improve though - foreign languages, painting, baking bread and photography. Does anyone else cross stitch?

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Post: # 292451Post ina
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:35 pm

Haven't done for decades!

Welcome to -Ish, Elise. :wave:
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Post: # 292456Post Green Aura
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:34 pm

Me too, and I've got tons of aida and silks waiting to be used. Maybe this year.

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 292460Post Weedo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:34 pm

I'm with you Mmm - correct use of the english language (case deliberate) is a skill that is rapidly fading. Essentially it is not taught these days and over reliance on spell and grammar checkers (mostly written by barely pubescent software developers with English as a second language) is leading to a semi-literate generation. It is only recently that the Microsoft Word programme has allowed to correct use of the apostrophe.
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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 292463Post ina
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:36 am

Weedo wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:34 pm
(mostly written by barely pubescent software developers with English as a second language)
It's not necessary to have English as a second language - in my experience over the last decades it was often me, a "second languager", who had to correct first language colleagues' spelling... Otherwise I fully agree. But I can still be bothered to look things up if they don't seem right. (That goes for my first language, too. There've been developments since I left my country, and I'm often not sure how it's done these days.)
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