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Charlie November

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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 22:17

fidgetbones: "Made soup with half a crown prince squash"

Where can you still buy a prince squash for half a crown?

Movie quotes

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:27

Recognise it, yes. Name the film, no.

Someone else's turn to come up when someone else does better than me on that one, I guess.

Meanwhile, if a couple who don't know Westerns want to get familiar with Westerns for a Western-themed weekend, what Westerns should they watch?

I've thought of these:

How The West Was Won
High Noon
The Big Country
A Fistful of Dollars (some people thought this one was about aquarium-keeping)
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
High Plains Drifter
Pale Rider
The Outlaw Josey Wales
True Grit
Cat BalouTwo Mules For Sister Sarah
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Magnificent Seven
Once Upon A Time In The West
Blind Justice
Gunfight at OK Corral

Anyone think anything should be added to or removed from that list?

I don't *own* copies of all those, but given 48 hours to think it over I thought of all those.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 13:16

The first line? I mean that, generally speaking, the first rule of CN's feelings is that CN doesn't talk about CN's feelings, and the second rule of CN's feelings is taht you don't talk about CN's feelings.

Glad people aren't suffering any more? I've lost enough family members (and enough hair) to be well aware that noone's going to be around forever, that old age affects everyone and that immortality without eternal youth would be a curse, not a blessing. When I'm too old to hike the Alps I'll hike the Highlands, when I'm too old to hike the Highlands I'll hike the Lake District and when I'm too old to hike the Lake District I'll climb an Alp. When you lose an elderly relative to a dozen things at once, including dementia, they're ...


Yeah, I'm really not good at this.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 05:24

Hi again. Just came back to this thread. I ... have my own problems with this kind of sharing.

So, to various people, sorry to hear you're losing her but glad to hear she's not suffering any more, sorry to hear you lost her but glad to hear she didn't suffer, sorry to hear you're losing him but glad he's had a good innings ...

granma, accordin gto the NHS site:

If you are allergic to a certain food or medication, symptoms can include:

Not necessarily eggs. Identifying an allergen is a long and tiresome process, and allergies can come and go over time.

... and ... yeah, stepping back from that Devon story because ... yeah.


Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 04:48

Hey, I saw today that where the A659 joins the A61 in front of Harewood House there's a line of molehills passing the road signs just like those ones near your bird feeders.

Clearly, it's not the bird food that's attracting them but the metal poles. Moles like to be near metal poles stuck into the ground. You should move your feeders to a wooden structure, a tree or a brick wall somewhere else in the garden and leave that pole where it is, and see whether the moles' activity relocates to follow the food or stays around the pole.

Movie quotes

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:45

It's Labyrinth.

Not your kind of movie? Seriously? Did you *not* have a crush on Jennifer Connelly? Wow ...

Actually, me neither and I wasn't all that amazed by the film but I got the impression everyone else on Earth had and was.

Now, if I want a crush on Jennifer Connelly, I'll watch Blood Diamond again.

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:42

Well, the alternative was to send you to university to do a foundation module in quantitative biology and statistics, so yes.

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:01


Do you really think it is coincidence that there is so much going on right where the bird food is scattered?

Actually, yes.

"Yesterday, I hung out a load of t-shirts and the bedding, and it rained, so obviously I should only hang out one load of laundry at a time if I want it to actually get dry."

^^^^^ Very small sample size. If you were in Da Nang in October, of course it rained!

Movie quotes

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:54

It's Pale Rider, another Clint Eastwood film.

I had to look your quote up. I've never seen that one.

Easier one ... I hope:

"Do you know, you remind me of the babe?""What babe?"
"The babe with the power."
"What power?"
"The power of Hoodoo."
"You do."
"Do what?"
"Remind me of the babe."

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 18:39

All that free soil to put on the flowerbed over the bulbs the neighbours' cats keep digging up!  You lucky person  ... and your neighbours' cats, too.  They'll love the nice, soft, clear surface on the flowerbed.

Discussions started by Charlie November

An octopus's garden in the shade

No octopodes, but lots of shade 
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Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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Rose cuttings: timing

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When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

At least I didn't spend anything. 
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Apple tree with white leaves

It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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