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Charlie November

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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.

Movie quotes

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 18:34

Mark: Blues Brothers. I think there was something about a pack of cigarettes and half a tank of gas in there too.

Yvie: ..... umm ..... The Third Step? The 99 Sleeps? The Big Itch? The 7-year Man?

You didn't guess the prayer one. Maybe it gets more obvious if I give more of it:

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want ... but I do want.He leadeth me beside still waters; He restoreth my soul ... but they kill my dog.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death, I shall fear no evil ... but I am afraid.
... for Thou art with my; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me ... but we need a miracle.
Thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life ... if You exist ...


... and I shall swell in the House of the Lord forever ... but I'd like to get some more of this life first, and if You don't help up, we're all going to die! Please? Just one miracle?


... amen."

*up in the mountains, a horse's hooves come down into the snow*

Movie quotes

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 18:00

Is Enemy of the State a Frankenstein movie? I only saw the trailers.

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want ... but I do want!"

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

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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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