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Just me

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Nov 17, 2013
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I’m glad your recital went well @MaNaAk. I hope the weather was good for you, it was fine and warm here for the clapping x
 

MaNaAk

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Jun 19, 2016
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As I write I am hearing about care home workers on the news and I feel terribly sad so I will give them an extra clap as well.

MaNaAk
 

MaNaAk

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Hope you all gave yourselves a clap as well tonight. My latest recital went very well but whilst the neighbours enjoyed listening the midges enjoyed my ankles!

MaNaAk
 

Lynmax

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Nov 1, 2016
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I think my banging on the porch metal post has shamed my neighbours into joining in, tonight there were ten households joining in compared to three at the start of the month. Mind you, as the average age in the road must be over 80, I've probably been waking them up with the noise!
 

Izzy

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Some of my former pupils formed a mini socially distanced pipe band and marched down the street in support of key workers - calling it ‘pipe up for careworkers‘. Proud of them!
 

Agzy

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Nov 16, 2016
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Instead of clapping I decided to stand at the front door playing my violin. I felt quite emotional playing Londonderry Air and Land Of Hope And Glory! I played those on the frontline and the carers like us and to those people that I mentioned in my BBC thread.

MaNaAk
Could do with you in our street as just us and one other couple came out and neighbours saying they are fed up of it although still grateful , bit sad really.
 

MaNaAk

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That's very sad Agzy because as a former carer for dear dad I clap for carers. They are not well paid and I spent a year not being paid one day they will be carers or they will need care.

MaNaAk
 

MaNaAk

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I forgot to say that whilst I was playing my Violin I was accompanied by a Goldfinch whereas last week it was a Blackbird.

MaNaAk
 

Louise7

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Mar 25, 2016
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I think there are split opinions about the clapping but it's a personal choice, each to their own, and on the positive side it does seem to be helping to bring some neighbours together more :) I was hospitalised in a very busy London hospital during the virus peak (not covid related) and I asked a doctor if they would be standing outside clapping on Thursday and the response was that whilst the initial clapping from the public was appreciated they felt that the weekly continuation was more to do with the feelings of those who were clapping, rather than those they were clapping for. Speaking to my sister who works in the NHS and some of the carers at mum's care home it seems that they also appreciated it the first time it happened but it seems to have lost the initial meaning now. There's an interesting article here from an NHS doctor about the subject, saying that people shouldn't feel the need to clap or be shamed into joining in, and what is needed is practical input into making improvements:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/21/nhs-doctor-enough-people-clapping
 

nae sporran

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My brother works in the NHS and says much the same as the doctor in that article, @Louise7. I do like the idea of getting out to play your violin accompanied by birdsong though, @MaNaAk. That would have been something special.
 

Palerider

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Aug 9, 2015
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I think there are split opinions about the clapping but it's a personal choice, each to their own, and on the positive side it does seem to be helping to bring some neighbours together more :) I was hospitalised in a very busy London hospital during the virus peak (not covid related) and I asked a doctor if they would be standing outside clapping on Thursday and the response was that whilst the initial clapping from the public was appreciated they felt that the weekly continuation was more to do with the feelings of those who were clapping, rather than those they were clapping for. Speaking to my sister who works in the NHS and some of the carers at mum's care home it seems that they also appreciated it the first time it happened but it seems to have lost the initial meaning now. There's an interesting article here from an NHS doctor about the subject, saying that people shouldn't feel the need to clap or be shamed into joining in, and what is needed is practical input into making improvements:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/21/nhs-doctor-enough-people-clapping
A well written article and I couldn't have put it better myself. Lets hope in the future people make their voices heard in other ways as so many issues have come to light during this pandemic.
 

jennifer1967

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Mar 15, 2020
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i understand what some of you are saying and neighbours do come out and the cruise liners blow their horns as well, its being diluted of meaning as it is done every week. i still do it as there are 3 of my children are keyworkers ( teacher dispensing asst in pharmacy and retail worker) like a lot of people say" bless "doesnt mean the same, as it is said so often. rainbows and posters are ways to say thankyou as well.​