Dovefromabove


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Veggies that are good for senior citizen

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 12:37

I agree with Pansyface - as with all people - a good variety of fresh vegetables cooked but not overcooked; and like most people, older people have preferences and others may have found that some veg suit them better than others.


As with all care of the elderly and/or infirm - consult with them and find out what they like and what suits them. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 11:14

Well, ok LG the L  but don't overdo it ... pace yourself 


Fidget - atta girl!!! 

white sprouting (broccoli/calabrese)

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 09:26

I find the white usually c rops later than the purple, so all is as it should be.  I'm very jealous - I don't have any this year and shall have to rely on the farm shop.  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 08:24

LGtheL , don't push yourself - give yourself an easy day. It's possible to overtire yourself and then sleep won't come. The garden will manage just fine on it's own for a day or two. Put your feet up. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 07:29

good morning all  Watch out Dd, you'll find glitter everywhere after today!  Keep warm everyone ((hugs)) Brrrrrr!

Blight in the GH...

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 19:37

Think you're right in every respect Zoomer - it was a disaster just waiting to happen 


A friend's greenhouse tomatoes all succumbed to blight this year, following an attack in the same greenhouse last year.  She had been told it wasn't necessary to renew the soil in the greenhouse - however, going by her experience I would replace the soil and give the greenhouse a thorough clean with a scrubbing brush and a solution of Jeyes fluid.


This year I grew blight resistant Crimson Crush - they did not succumb to the blight (brought in with infected plants from friend above) and produced well.  I'll grow them again. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 19:21

Wonky ...I thought it was so that you could have your own Christmas tree 


Sweet dreams Glenys and the rest of you as you turn in ....... now for Strictly and then the last of I'm a Celeb for this year 


Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 16:47

Can't get rid of our silver Obelixx - it's got to be off-loaded (bequeathed ) to Wonky so she can enjoy cleaning it   


Love tartiflette  love Reblochon    not a big fan of dried herbs  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 15:24

Gorgeous photos Chicky


I didn't have any lunch 'cos I wasn't hungry ..... thought I'd save myself for slow-roast shoulder of lamb etc, but if there's a slice of raisin and walnut bread going begging I could probably force myself ... 


I'm due some sort of reward - all the silver has had it's annual proper clean (it just gets polished with a silver cloth the rest of the year, but it's all on show at Christmas and a proper clean means that it reflects the lights and gives the house a sparkle ... dear granny, she left it all to me because she knew I loved cleaning it  ....... I just liked being with her and helping her 

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 13:54
aym280 says:

....... IT WAS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS THAT THIS GOVERNMENT ALLOWS SUCH A PROLIFERATION OF TARIFFS FOR TRAIN FARES. A JOURNALIST SAID YESTERDAY ON THE PAPERS THAT IN FRANCE THERE WAS ONLY ONE TARIFF. HOW DOES THIS COUNTRY MANAGE TO ALLOW PEOPLE RIP OFF THEIR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS LIKE THIS? 



 When we had British Rail there was a far simpler pricing system with less opportunity for obfuscation.  The current situation is due to the privatisation of the railways -  a process started by Margaret Thatcher and completed by her successors  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privatisation_of_British_Rail


It was obviously never going to be to the benefit of the British public, but is making a great deal of money for businesses and their shareholders. 


http://actionforrail.org/the-four-big-myths-of-uk-rail-privatisation/ 


There are all sorts of computer 'mice' available to people with conditions which make it difficult or impossible to use a conventional one.  There are also voice activated systems - a former colleague had no hands but was able to use a computer at work just as well as the rest of us.  


http://www.nuance.co.uk/for-individuals/by-solution/accessibility/index.htm 

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