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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:03

Hopefully there are ways to talk about things that don't result in other people feeling singled out and upset.

Sometimes talking about one's own particular experience can seem to someone else like a sweeping generalisation.

This thread was started to provide support to each other, so it really isn't the place to discuss issues that may upset and be divisive.

If people want to discuss religion (in an un-argumentative and un-divisive way) then maybe a separate thread with an appropriate title would allow those who don't wish to join in to avoid it.


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:47

Oooh Fg - see, I told you it was a good game


I heard about the letter to Santa on the radio - what a lovely thing for the builders to do


We used to have traditional family Christmases, but recently things have changed and become more flexible.  Think son will be at girlfriend's family and Wonky and her lovely hub have their own special Christmas Day.   We'll have a big family get together near to my birthday in January. 

Sometimes we're at OH's for Christmas, but I think we're there for New Year this year and for the first time (except the year I had Norovirus) we'll be 'Just the Two of Us' on Christmas Day - really looking forward to it and having a 'different' sort of celebration - the plan is grilled lobster for our main course and raspberry and limoncello semi-freddo for pud

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:37

Jo - what a shame some PMs have upset you   ((hugs)) 

Looking forward to joining you and Hosta during the Queen's Speech - we could even have a virtual game of 'Feed the Dove' (see the How you celebrate Christmas thread).


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:33

Morning Fg and Verdun

Honestly, the number of people I see using mobiles while driving - it infuriates me - I've been known to hoot and point at them so they know that people can see what they're doing

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:30

Flippin 'eck folks - what's going on? 

If the Mods have asked us not to discuss religion then I'm sure I'm fine with that. 

However, it seems a shame to block PMs   if you get strange/odd/unwelcome ones (other than from Mods etc) then just delete them.  Blocking PMs seems to me to be cutting off your nose to spite your face

Lets get on with discussing gardening and the usual stuff, and supporting each other


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:01


Flumpy   I was just going to have some yoghurt - but I could rustle up some scrambled eggs ...



Talkback: Geranium 'Bill Wallis'

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 06:52

Fascinating - thank you Sue

tlc to christmas cactus

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 06:43

That's a really good website  

As it says, I put my Christmas cacti outside every summer and a huge number of blooms just before Christmas every year and again in the spring.


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 06:36

And here's the same game called 'Find the Ring'


N.B.  On that page there's also a game called Feed the Dove - it seems there's no description of how to play this - I think this is an important game and we should re-invent it  - it should involve sausage rolls and mince pies


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 06:26

Well, whodathunkit? 

Mr Google says Paddy from Home is the same as Ring on a String!!!  Except they explain it much more succinctly

(and they don't mention inebriate uncles ).

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