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Posted: 30/11/2014 at 15:10

Hello Mike

I like the belt and braces approach and I have a paper copy of most of my friends' email addresses - just in case.

You do know how to enlarge the image on the screen to make it easier to see don't you?  There are lots of tips, tricks and gadgets to help people with dodgy eyesight to use their computers. 

I had a colleague at work who had very poor eyesight but she was perfectly able to do everything on the computer that the rest of us could, with just a few tweaks to the formatting etc.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 15:05

Hi Logan

My Salvia greggii have just about stopped flowering but I'm not going to cut them back before Spring - they've made nice bushy mounds and hopefully that will help protect the crowns from frost damage. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 14:17

When Pa was last on a ward (last Christmas )  he had "Thickened liquids and puréed foods only.  Otherwise NIL by mouth." at the head of his bed.  Any ordinary food or drink could kill him. 


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 13:24

Body Pump sounds quite alarming DD

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 13:13

Lawn raking is another thing to put on the To Do list - moss has appeared from nowhere!   I usually leave it until early spring, but this year I think it needs attacking before then


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 12:07

Well done Panda - £100 for a cake sale - that's good going!


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 12:00

Back from a stomp across the marshes with OH - warm and sunny - lots of robins singing away in the gorse bushes  on the edge of the marshes - several nice dogs with their owners. Couldln't go too far as it was quite boggy off the main tracks but I suppose that's in the nature of marshes    I spotted lots of places where I can snaffle some greenery for Christmas decorations without actually 'stealing'.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 11:53

Oh!  Fidget - that's awful!!!  Think that Complaints Procedure has to be activated - a chronology of events is the best way to start.


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:37

I was taken to the ballet (Swan Lake) for the first time when I was about 8 years old - wonderful village schoolmistress filled her Morris Minor with children and took us to Ipswich about 12 miles away - we'd learned about the storyline before we went - I was transfixed - loved it!!!


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:24

Chuckling here! 

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