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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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splash out

Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 611 ✭✭✭
edited April 11 in Phrasal Verbs
en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/splash_out
phrasal verb British informal

Spend money freely.

... He splashed out on racing cars www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2357844/Lotto-lout-Michael-Carroll-takes-204-week-job-biscuit-factory-squandering-10m-jackpot.html#ixzz4dvRiSeyZ

... Camden Council to splash out on new parks www.camdenadvertiser.com.au/story/4587010/council-to-splash-out-on-new-parks/

... We went to an expensive restaurant and SPLASHED OUT to celebrate hwww.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/splash+out.html

Comments

  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,585 mod
    What have you splashed out on lately @Practical_Severard?
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 611 ✭✭✭
    > What have you splashed out on lately @Practical_Severard?

    On a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer, @Lynne . My old one was slow and kept resetting all the time while out of use. On the other hand, I could still use it. My only excuse is that I sometimes need a laptop computer to work on weekends.
  • sarahsarah Posts: 15 ✭✭
    we have splashed money out till we are in red now ( correct me)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    I'm thinking about splashing out on a desktop @Practical_Severard. I don't have much space though. I used to have a TV that could be used as a screen for my computer, so something like this might be useful.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 611 ✭✭✭
    > @mheredge said:
    > I'm thinking about splashing out on a desktop @Practical_Severard. I don't have much space though. I used to have a TV that could be used as a screen for my computer, so something like this might be useful.

    Now there're many small desktops on the market, @mheredge, and certainly, this is a good choice over a laptop from the perfomance/price, upgradeability and lifespan angles of view. Still, I'd double check that using a TV as a computer screen is comfortable. Especially, if this is a family TV in a living room.
  • nomad81nomad81 Posts: 512 ✭✭✭
    I think about it, I am going to splash out on a new Kindle. I have got an one but I want a new with illuminated screen. But one little problem; how explain it to my wife :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    You should be able to justify it if it is better for your eyes @nomad81.

    That is a good point @Practical_Severard given where I would sit to watch TV is not at the table like I would be using the computer. I don't have to worry about anyone else though, as I live alone.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 611 ✭✭✭
    > That is a good point @Practical_Severard given where I would sit to watch TV is not at the table like I would be using the computer. I don't have to worry about anyone else though, as I live alone.
    Normally, the larger monitor you have, the further you need to be sitting in front of it. A large L-shaped desk may be needed.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    Well my arms are not that long so I will be looking for a small monitor @Practical_Severard. I don't like having a screen dominate the room in any case.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 611 ✭✭✭
    > @mheredge said:
    > Well my arms are not that long so I will be looking for a small monitor @Practical_Severard. I don't like having a screen dominate the room in any case.

    I think that's a wise decision. Most users are ok with 17-20 inches monitors depending on what they do with their desktops.
  • nomad81nomad81 Posts: 512 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge After thinking, I stay with my old Kindle until it won't break down. I afraid that additional illuminate can not suit me. I have got a new idea, I want to buy a new SSD disc to my notebook.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    I have just splashed out on a little Chromebook that I intend to use when travelling.

    I just read this interesting article for anyone thinking of splashing out on a laptop for studying.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2017/jun/15/buying-laptop-for-student-university
  • oscar001oscar001 Posts: 68 ✭✭✭
    Last Christmas, I splashed out on going skiing to the French Pyrenees.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    How was it @oscar001? I'm a bit nervous about skiing as I value my knees for hiking too much to risk downhill skiing. I'd quite like to learn more cross-country skiing though. I'm lucky to live not far from the Alpes Maritimes in the south of France, so maybe this winter.
  • oscar001oscar001 Posts: 68 ✭✭✭
    I prefer alpine skiing @mheredge . However, I once tryed cross-country skiing and it's really beatiful. I attended a beginners lesson and I really enjoyed it. My alpine skiing knowledge was really useful to slow down. It can be a bit hard depending on the route you choose to follow. It is a completely different way of enjoying the mountain (the forest mainly). I wish we all can enjoy the snow the way like most this winter.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    Slowing down is different with cross country skiing @oscar001 but I found knowing how to do it from downhill skiing helped a bit. Going up was tougher though.
  • oscar001oscar001 Posts: 68 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge , what I learnt in that beginner lesson was that to slow down just use the Wedge Christi technique. And that is exactly the same as in downhill skiing (for beginners as well). So, as a downhill skier, I didn't have any problems to slow down in cross-country skiing.
    As for going up, you're right. It's harder, but if you want to enjoy a thrilling or relaxing slope down you have first to make an effort to go up.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    Do you mean the 'snow plough' @oscar001? I never had any problem with this technique to slow down.
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