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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:12

Quick Reggie up date: he now weighs 26kg (was 22kg when we got him) which according to a friend is twice the weight of his four year old child!

Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:07

Lynn - I read somewhere not to give them a big pot: just move up a size at a time. I'm sure there was a reason behind it but I don't remember that bit.

Good luck! 


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:05

Another lovely looking day today and 104 children (I'm going to their school) so here's hoping it stays drive in the playground! 

Dove, I hope youunderstand my ramblings on the other thread. Having seen all my grandparents struggle to live somehow watching them pass away seems the nicest thing that could happen to them. I'm so glad father had a nice nurse to keep him company too,

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:00

Oh Dove I'm so sorry to hear about your mother now being alone, I hope she is able to understand enough to know what is happening (but perhaps not too much to be upset? There has to be an upside to an awful disease that riddles our mind). I'm glad (in one of those confusing ways) that your father is now comfortable, and I hope you and your brother find peace in that xx


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 21:58
Sweet dreams world xx

The hedgehogs return.

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 21:47
Saw our hedgehog passing through last night! (South Yorkshire).


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 07:29

Morning all!  Hope I haven't missed anything . It looks beautiful today!

Dove - you mention first school books etc. One day when I was around 17 (and therefore wouldn't have had anywhere to put them if I tried) mother threw my childhood in the bin: books, certificates, school reports, arts and crafts I'd made. I'm assuming she probably did the same for my brother (he's her favourite so possibly not: I know all of his toys are still in the loft as the builder has been showered in action men a few times). I didn't know she was doing it until it was too late.

Why not wrap the box up and present it to them as a birthday gift? That way you look good for saving it, it's out of your hands, and they can deal with it!


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:56
Matty - Reggie is 24kg and growing. I may have "more than ample thighs" but he's not exactly gentle on the bladder when he tries to squash himself on.

Burnt my arm on the oven getting some bread out. After cooling it I put aloe vera guts on the wound. Is there anything I should now put on the wound of the aloe vera to help the plant heal?


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:44
Looks good Frit!
Now playing the dark threatening cloud verses the four loads of washing on the line While puppy insists on cuddles for nap time. He's a bit too big for a lap dog!


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 10:52
Morning all. Monday and once again my day off. Hurrah! It's just clouded over but I really hope it wont rain: I'm on my fourth load of washing already and desperately fed up of having to dry things in the house.

Plans for the vegetable garden are changing again: it must now include a washing line as the vegetable garden will be dog proof and someone pays too much attention to my bed sheets

Should have been paid on Friday but wasn't (not really surprised) so plans to pootle around a garden centre for some herb seeds to start off my planter (aka above dog pee range) are on hold. Still if I drove to the garden centre and used my fuel money on plants (they are after all to eat and thus essentials to my very existence) i couldn't go to work By the fault of work itself so they can't blame me. Hmm.... not a bad idea!

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