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Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:01

Good morning all   Soggy and misty here - we're off to MIL's today for a few days so will be AWOL.  If we get a dry day I'd be grateful if someone  could mow the lawns while we're gone -

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Posted: 16/11/2014 at 06:50

I would always choose to drill into the mortar rather than the brick.  The mortar isn't as hard so is easier to drill into, but more important, it's easier to repair if something goes wong.


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 19:49

Not much done in the garden today - it was wet and miserable - I've been wanting to dig out and enlarge the Little Wilderness but my wrist is still a bit dodgy and I've got a long drive tomorrow so I just wandered around a bit and looked at things.  The broad beans are up and looking good

I've spent a lot of time surfing the net and looking at holiday cottages for next Sept.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 13:42

David   my involvement with performing arts/film/tv in the past probably makes me less concerned than some with 'time travel' as practised on tv.  I expect tv entertainment programmes to have an element of 'staging'.


David K wrote (see)

..... Enjoy the dancing.....and footie if you watch it.

As a lifelong follower of Ipswich Town, that's not as easy as it once was

Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 11:59

I don't see it as pretence   it's a show recorded on Saturday and screened on Sunday.  Gardener's World is presumably filmed sometime in the week before it's screened on the Friday evening - very few programmes are actually live. 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 11:07

The Blue Peter competition scandal was way back in 2007 and that triggered the changes in the way things are run and the openness and clarity of accounts and procedures etc. so it's an ill wind etc .....

Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 11:04

Well, their accounts have to be audited and their full financial reports are published online

and it was stated on the BBC website as far back as 2008 that the Results Show which is broadcast on Sunday is recorded on Saturday after the voting has closed. 


stabilising clay banks on wet and windy slope

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:55

Very good point Dave - digging into the bank may very likely have cut into the water table and the effect may be that of having created a spring!   

Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:14
David K wrote (see)

Strictly must be a real money spinner for the Beeb......raised an eyebrow the other night when Zoey announced on Strictly ITT, a comp where the prize was the dress designer's used sketches. The entry cost  was £2.50 + normal fees per text.....this is far in excess of anything I've known before, where the prizes were exotic holidays and so on costing thousands of pounds.

The profits go to Children in Need.

"...BBC competitions and votes will not be run in order to make a profit. The only time BBC competitions or votes will be aimed at raising funds will be for a BBC charitable initiative...."  quote from


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 07:44

Good morning all

The figures re Children in Need are so misleading - the money that's held in reserve is all spoken for - it's been awarded to different projects but they don't just hand over the cash in one lump sum - these are big projects and it's awarded in stages in a  responsible manner.  While it's being held in reserve it's not stuffed in the Terry W's mattress - it's invested properly in stocks and shares etc in order to make as much money as it can - again that's exactly as it should be - anything else would be irresponsible.  And when money is invested in stocks and shares the fund managers get paid - just as the people who manage my pension funds get paid.  All just as it should be.  I read that stuff in the Daily Mail slagging off CIN a few months ago - really nasty mischief-making if you ask me.

But all that be as it may, the case of the child with the cancer is very sad.  When I was at work I was involved with some children with brain tumours etc, and of course the parents would have done anything, absolutely anything, to try any treatment that just might make a scintilla of difference to the likely outcome. 

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