Did you pick up any new skills over lockdown?

Did you pick up any new skills over lockdown?

  • Yes, and I aim to stick with it

    Votes: 34 40.5%
  • Yes, but whose got the time for it now

    Votes: 7 8.3%
  • No, there wasn't time or I didn't have the inclination

    Votes: 43 51.2%

  • Total voters
    84

Jade @ Absolute Hosting

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Sort of. I worked for the first two months of lockdown. Then I decided to get a guitar and start learning but it worked out like a New Year's resolution. I practiced and played for a few weeks on and off, and now it hangs like an ornament on my wall.

Thanks for the reminder. I will start (again).
Go take a look at Justin Guitar lessons on YouTube. Don’t give up
 

Stevi

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Baking and cooking new meals which will hopefully continue
 

LOTR

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If you call learning how to use MS teams a skill, then Yes,
Otherwise No
 

PhireSide

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Does procrastination count as a skill?

I did learn how to make my own biltong and chilli bites. Learnt how to install new taps. Learnt how to redo skirtings and made a neat little rockery in our yard.
 

MeestaR

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I've picked up Java, doing dev for Android. Created a few apps, but still learning.
Coming from a C# dev, Java is much better to learn than Kotslin.
 

Nanfeishen

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Picked up a working understanding of Freecad, got the basics of the engineering module, but the Architecture module is challenging.
 

ShaunSA

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Picked up on some of my old baking skills again :cool:

In addition to some of my old eating skills :oops:
 

Dairyfarmer

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Learned that I have been stupidly investing in my retirement locally.
Learned all about investing off shore.
Learned how to do international EFT.
Learned to check how much my money has grown over the 3 months.
Learned that it is never too late to get your hard earned retirement nest egg to a place where the ANC can't touch it.
 

Goosfrabba

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Perfected the skill to do absolutely nothing productive, while my wife's thinking I am very busy with work.

I perfected the art of looking busy from an early age. With 2 older siblings, I learnt that when it came to chores, best to choose the one that is in sight of the parents. You could be scrubbing the toilet but if nobody sees you...;)
 

Geoff.D

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Getting very good at baking and brewing and revitalised my cheese making and sweet making skills.
 

scudsucker

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Same! I did sourdough etc prior to the craze beer however is my new fav hobby!
The first beer I made was a kvass - using sourdough starter and bread instead of yeast and barley/wheat

It was not great!

I have a stout on the go now, with "real" ingredients. Hopefully practice makes perfect.
 
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Snyper564

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The first beer I made was a kvass - using sourdough starter and bread instead of yeast and barley/wheat

It was not great!

I have a stout on the go now, with "real" ingredients. Hopefly practice makes perfect.
this is my 4th brew you grow loads with every batch so keep at it!
 
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