Skills you're most proud of

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220356Post Milims
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:11 pm

I'm good at:-
Cooking (apparently)
Making tomato ketchup (although I don't actually eat it!)
Making Jam
Making chutney
Deciding that we are having an all-of-a-sudden part and catering for it!
Reading aloud
Cuddling
Keeping calm in a crisis
Electrical works (when I can be ar*ed - my kitchen lights still aren't finished!)
Research
Helping people find the perfect fancy dress costume!
Sleeping

Things I'm working on:-
Knitting
Gardening
Cleaning
Losing weight
Making pasta

Things I'm carp at:-
Sewing (although I can embroider! :dontknow: )
Not injuring myself - I gave myself a bruise by poking myself in the leg with my toe last night!
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220358Post oldjerry
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:17 pm

Milims, you missed one, you're carp at spelling carp!!!!!

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220360Post Milims
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:23 pm

oldjerry wrote:Milims, you missed one, you're carp at spelling carp!!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220361Post crowsashes
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:29 pm

knitting
crochet
sewing
other textile based crafts like felt making, making rag rugs, macrame, cross stitch, tapestry
welding (gas, i need someone to show me the other as well... never done it before)
general woodwork
general DIY
basic plumbing
general day-to-day repairs
remembering things, especially obscure and useless facts
also handy in a pub quiz
painting and decorating
gardening
bodging things to get them to work if i desperately need them too!
spelling
having neat handwriting
working well under pressure
paint a watercolour
draw a picture/sketch
process photographic film and produce darkroom prints
photography
photoshop, image manipulation and photo-editing
graphic design/typography


things i can do well that i dont like!

hoarding random 'stuff'

things that i want to do eventually
use a large format camera and slide film :mrgreen:

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220362Post grahamhobbs
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:37 pm

My skills
Other than my accounting skills, referred to above, unlike bankers I can also

Manage building contracts
Design and restore buildings
Undertake most building trades inc, rammed earth, strawbale, cob, plus a very rusty knowlege of thatching
Greenwood working
Bake bread inc. sourdough
Organic gardening, 80 - 90% self-sufficient in veg
Keeping bees
Keeping a vineyard and making wine
Ploughing with horses
Bottling, Pickling
Some experience of butchering a pig and making rillettes, pate, etc
simple pottery and basket making
metal work Inc. Lathework, simple blacksmithing

Pretty efficient with computers, especially spreadsheets but rusty with CAD
Restoring old British motorbikes

Things I'd like to do better
learn not to hate using a phone
learn to make cheese
gain practical experience of using alternative energy and constructing natural pools and water treatment
Go on keeping me and my missus happy
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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220373Post Graye
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:26 pm

We ought to be trading some of these skills, it would be very "ish" to do so. Now who was it who said they were good with spreadsheets...

I can find things my husband swears are lost (although his "skill" is to not see things in plain sight so it's not THAT clever).
I'm pretty good at knocking up sets of accounts and analysing numbers. Not bad for someone who once almost failed GCE Maths.
I can speak French, Spanish and Swedish and make a fair stab at Yiddish too (not much call for that in North Yorkshire right now)
I can sit on the floor and touch my chin to the ground (I used to be able to do it with my forehead but don't seem to be able to do that these days)
I can knit fair isle jumpers on a circular needle
I can play a guitar and read music. I'm totally unmusical and it took me until I was in my forties but I cracked it eventually.
I am also good at letting my grand daughters think I know absolutely everything about everything. It's getting harder now the eldest is eight and apparently a gifted child. I have to keep saying I'll get back to her and go off and look things up. We are currently exploring what made Anna Anderson pretend to be Anastasia Romanova. Thank heavens for Google...
I'm pretty good at vegan and vegetarian cooking
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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220395Post Susie
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:02 pm

I love everybody's skills! :shock: Aren't we a talented bunch? :cheers: If only there was a way of sharing them via osmosis through the internet!

I've got one to add after today. I'm good at resealing baths and not poking certain people in sensitive places with the sealant-smoother tool when they have baths while it's still wet and unseal it again.

Graye, I'm very encouraged you learnt guitar in your forties. I might pick up mine again with more enthusiasm. Can you do the F chord? (Says she, thoughtfully).

Keaniebean, I'd like to learn to meditate too. (I'm jealous of your gardening skills, although in a supportive way ;-) ).

OJ, just, ha! Derrida put me off sophistry, though ;-).

Grahamhobbs, wow, that's all seriously impressive, I wish I could do half of that. That's expanded my list of things to learn!

(Also, all you people who are good at cuddling are just better and nicer people than me. I'm famously un-tactile. Although in a perverse way this seems to make other people more affectionate with me, I think they have a secret scorecard on which I'm some kind of trophy. Paranoid, moi, surely not).
blog
shop
that's it ;-)

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

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Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:11 pm

Graye wrote:I can find things my husband swears are lost (although his "skill" is to not see things in plain sight so it's not THAT clever).
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Is this like my hubby's famous 'Man Look'??

That one where he opens the cupboard door, glances around and shouts "I can't find it!' Only for me to walk in move ONE thing and give him what he was looking for???
:iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220402Post StripyPixieSocks
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:49 am

Things I'm good at:

Crochet
Crafts
Cookery
Music
DIY
Procrastinating lol
Interior Design

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Hmm this is actually alot harder than it seems lol

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220404Post KathyLauren
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:21 am

I can do most DIY stuff
I am good at understanding how things work.
When I put stuff back together, I seldom have parts left over.
I have a good eye for engineering, so things I build don't usually fall down.
Though I can't watch gory movies, I am good in a crisis, and the real stuff doesn't bother me. :dontknow:
I am a trained mediator and can help other people solve their problems. (My own, well, that's another story!)
I am a good instructor.
I can knit and sew.

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220412Post citizentwiglet
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:17 am

I don't think I have any skills.......

But I'll have a bash at most things, so does 'childlike enthusiasm' count?
I took my dog to play frisbee. She was useless. I think I need a flatter dog.

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Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:48 am

Absolutely citizentwiglet, and if you are lucky you will never lose it! pbf.

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Re: Skills you're most proud of

Post: # 220438Post crowsashes
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:54 am

Susie wrote:
(Also, all you people who are good at cuddling are just better and nicer people than me. I'm famously un-tactile. Although in a perverse way this seems to make other people more affectionate with me, I think they have a secret scorecard on which I'm some kind of trophy. Paranoid, moi, surely not).
your not the only one! i never have been overly touchy-feely . theres a time and a place for it.

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Post: # 220442Post Millymollymandy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:14 pm

crowsashes wrote:
Susie wrote:
(Also, all you people who are good at cuddling are just better and nicer people than me. I'm famously un-tactile. Although in a perverse way this seems to make other people more affectionate with me, I think they have a secret scorecard on which I'm some kind of trophy. Paranoid, moi, surely not).
your not the only one! i never have been overly touchy-feely . theres a time and a place for it.
Perhaps people sense this in the same way that cats immediately know who is allergic to them and make a beeline for them. :lol:
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Post: # 220446Post Keaniebean
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:36 pm

growingthings wrote:
Graye wrote:I can find things my husband swears are lost (although his "skill" is to not see things in plain sight so it's not THAT clever).
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Is this like my hubby's famous 'Man Look'??

That one where he opens the cupboard door, glances around and shouts "I can't find it!' Only for me to walk in move ONE thing and give him what he was looking for???
:iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:

Lorna x
Yep, I've got one of those too :? :lol:
I think we should add, not getting totally peed off with said partners as a skill in itself. :lol:
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