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MOB rants

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:38

Frank it would cost them to just take the money off. By giving you a voucher you have to remember to use it plus you have to buy more stuff from them and of course they will make money from that too.

That £40 you spend to get your discount won't be going to morrisons, thats reason enough for them. 

Climbing Ivy

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 08:30

Ivy a killer? it nearly got me in 2009! I was cutting it back for several hours and found I couldn't get my breath, decided to call an ambulance which took me into A&E where a kind Dr told me I was having a heart attack.

Thats an interesting tense not had or going to have but having. Luckily he had some stuff he could inject me with but he said there was a 5% chance of a bleed on the brain. hmm thinks I 5% chance it might do that if I have it. 100% chance i'll die without it. I said i'll take it. Next day had a stent fitted and a few months later another but since then been fine.

A heart attack is a blockage of one of the coronary arteries that feed oxygenated blood to the heart muscle, losing that blood supply is ok for 20-30 minutes usually after which the muscle starts to die and dead heart muscle becomes scar tissue if you survive.

Luckily i recognised it could be something serious,(i thought it could be a reaction to the Ivy), and made the choice to call an ambulance. So roughly 30 minutes after it occured the blood flow was restored. A healthy heart is around 60% efficient mine is 55% So pretty close to normal.  

So the key thing is to get treated as fast as possible.

Friend of mine joseph, I was waiting at his house to go fishing and he came in from shopping very pale with a slow heart beat. He didn't want to do anything since he was seeing a dr later in the afternoon.

But between me and his daughters i got him in my car took him to his GP who promptly had him in an ambulance and into hospital, trouble was the delay cost him more of his health. After 3 weeks he had a triple bypass and a pacemaker fitted. He is still alive and kicking too just has to take things steady these days

So Ivy a killer yes i think so, but more importantly if you think something is wrong don't delay your life and how you live afterwards depends on it.




Posted: 19/04/2013 at 07:58

Morning all looks like its my turn with the sun this morning so coffee  is brewing and hopefully out to get my beds made

What has happened???

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 23:41

Lilylouise, short version a number of people decided they didn't like associating with the riffraff and started a private forum and sent private messages to recruit people who they considered their type of people. Some of us didn't get an invite hence the joke about the lepers. 

Brummie ben has been awol for a bit and is just catching up with events.

The end result is a friendlier and happy place with a great spirit of community and nothing of value was lost

Gardening by the moon?!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 18:50

I don't know about plants but it's popular for fishing and hunting. Tides are always highest on a full moon and a new moon, which brings the fish in. But then you have to get a tide at the right time of day too. it shifts by about an hour a day roughly.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 18:42

think it will be 3 degrees at 6am but a real feel of 4 actually tomorrow is looking quite nice 12-13 but a real feel of 17

hopefully my top soil will have dried off a bit its getting like trench warfare today. Still I think i broke the back of it i might get to plant something tomorrow 


Posted: 18/04/2013 at 14:35

Hi Matty, if you need to talk to someone there are plenty of people willing to listen but you might want to do so by PM rather than the open forum since anything written here will still be here in a years time if not longer and I know I wouldn't want that for myself. I'm open to listening too as well as many others. I hope one or two of us can help.

wishing you all the best


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 12:32

mix of sun and showers and a slightly chilly wind, north of Cork. Rain just quit now the wind is getting up again ... have to see if i can get out again. 


Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:52

Good morning Verdun, bit chilly and muddy this morning but i have to get digging today. Greenhouse is full to bursting let alone all the stuff i have to sow direct. 

Least when its done i get to do the good stuff.


The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 07:34

aye the 2nd is 6 foot, could be too tall, (what kind of site was that) I thought it was supposed to be selling clothes but gives the models height?

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