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Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 07:58

Grrrr auto correct is too fond of apostrophes, but the technology is young ...

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 07:49

I agree with matts' main point that most mobile phones are being used for many purposes other than making calls throughout the day. While I'm spending a day in the city I might use mine to make a shopping list, check times of appointments, make diary entries, use maps, renew library books, book taxis, restaurant tables and tickets, locate shops and services, make notes, check facts about products ( or plants) that I'm considering buying and comparing prices, read newspapers,check the weather forecast and the stock market, keep up with what's going on here, and I might also ring my son to see what size jumper he takes so I can get him something embarrassing for Christmas. I do all that and I'm retired. I have more functions on my phone than on my laptop.  don't control my home from my phone yet, but I might do one day. 

The workplace has changed beyond all recognition for some people in the past ten years. Many of those people you see using their phones in the street are 'at work' speaking with clients and colleagues and sending emails or checking documents between appointments and during working lunches. To suggest that they shouldn't do this is as ridiculous as suggesting that we should do away with HGVs and return to horse and carts and canal boats. Life changes and most people adjust. 

Of course there are some selfish stupid people who use their phones while driving, just as there used to be people who thought it acceptable to drink and drive. . Hopefully sanity will begin to prevail and technology will soon help us achieve this.

By the way, I'm still in bed and using my phone to write this. I'm sure that many moons ago there we're some people who thought it weird to read in bed. 

Last edited: 03 December 2016 07:55:58

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Posted: 02/12/2016 at 22:22

 Sweet dreams all ...

Gardeners World Calendar 2016

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 20:26

Mine arrived with the magazine ok.  

I've flagged this up to the GW team and I'm sure someone will contact you when they're back in the office next week. 

How Tom grow rhubarb & when?

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 16:58

There should be rhubarb plants in pots available from garden centres in early spring.  You  can plant them then but don't take any stalks until 2018.

what are these

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 16:51

I've a feeling these might not be appropriate for a 'family' forum 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 16:46

Hello and welcome Glenys 

Liri ............ that's absolutely wonderful 

All Christmas cards have been written, apart from the ones that OH does himself ........... 

How Tom grow rhubarb & when?

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 16:41

It's not easy to kill it (except by picking too much)  but it does take just a little bit of love to get the best out of it ... same as most things 

Meanwhile practise your custard making so you can make this 

It's a family favourite here 

what are these

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 16:38

Perhaps it's a quiz???????? 

Hope there's a prize 

White sage dropping leaves

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 16:28

I know it's not as  tough as officinalis - but I'd rather take some cuttings as a back up and put the plants in a sheltered spot outside - under a lean-to - something like that, rather than have them look so unhappy - they look as if they've got powdery mildew.  

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