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Posted: 07/02/2016 at 07:31

Good morning all

Glad Mr and Mrs Fidget are safely honeymooning and that the tyre mishap was no worse!!!  

Lowest overnight temp here was 5.8C.

I was just listening to the farming programme on R4 - they were talking about the damage done to the stone walls and bridges on the Lake District fells - it's going to cost a fortune to rebuild them


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 07:16

There's no abuse ....... there have been questions and suggestions.

This is a time when things are changing on the forum ... the GW team are working on an upgrade and this is bound to mean some changes ... in the past we have requested improvements in posting pictures and making it more user friendly so that people using phones and tablets can access the board more easily - now these are happening.  There have also been technical problems and  the changes will make them quicker and easier to fix. 

It is quite usual on forums for threads to be terminated once they reach a certain length and a new thread started.   It used to happen back on the  BBC message-boards (for those of you who remember that far back )  and it happens on the Foodie Forum I'm a member of. 

Some have ideas about how this could be done better and I'm sure that's fine and Nora will look into it and respond when she's in the office and has time to do so.

Verdun   I hope I've not implied that you've raised the point due to arrogance - that wasn't my intention  - I was simply pointing out my own personal viewpoint re the Hello Forkers thread etc.  If it came over as a criticism then I apologise


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:41

Flumpy ... that one's turning into a biscuit


How did I miss Youngest Chicklet's birthday ???  That cake looks marvellous!!! Many Happy Returns to the Birthday Girl!!!

KEF   chilly here too, and  grey and mizzly.  jeans, tee shirt and big woolly cardi on here  Brrrrrr! 

Cutting back Choisya

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:35

In the past I've chopped choisya down to a stump and it's regrown - much to my annoyance ... I'm with the others, wait and see


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 14:56

Yes - it is the 'shops' .... have a look here

Scroll down to 'controversies'!!!    


I meant to tell you the other day - one evening last week I asked OH apropos of nothing, whether anything interesting had happened at work. 'Yes' he said, 'I had to try to recapture a box full of escaped hamsters.'

Now OH has a dry sense of humour and often tells 'tall stories' to wind me up, so I laughed at him and said I didn't believe him ... eventually he convinced me it was true.

The garden centre next to the farm shop has a Pet Centre ... OH was by the farm shop door when he saw a delivery man carrying a couple of boxes, stacked one on one. Then he tripped and lost his grip and the boxes fell onto the ground ... decanting a flock (flock? herd? tribe? ) of hamsters onto the car park

The hamsters ran hither and thither with OH and the delivery man trying to pounce on them in a humane and caring way. Very few were retrieved. Apparently most of them ran towards the area where the hot tubs are stored - lots of cosy nooks for hamsters to hide in .......... I wonder whether there were boy and girl hamsters in those boxes?

Watch this space?

Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 13:09

But what is a 'true image'?  Thinking back - do you remember how the colours from Kodak film differed from those produced by an Ilford film - one was much yellower - think it was the Kodak. 

The pink of a rose will look very different in different kinds of light ....... on a grey day it will look bluer and on a sunny day it'll have a warmer hue. 

Intl. Garden Photographer of the Year Competition Winners.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:16

Photography as art David - just like painting it's about the manipulation of materials  (see my comment about veracity on Tootles' thread about the photos in GW mag). 

Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:09

Most published photos are 'tweaked' to enhance them, improve clarity etc - have a look at the Camera Corner thread and see some of the tweaks on there.  David K will be able to explain how more clearly than I can.  I did my photographic training in the days of dark rooms and developer. 

People used to think that photographs had veracity as opposed to paintings ... but there is no 'truth' ... photographs are created images just like paintings. 

However, there are sometimes photos that are 'over tweaked' and looking at the photo on page 13 it does look to me as if the blues have been 'turned up' a fraction too much. 


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:01

Hosta ((hugs))  

A good (and very wise) friend told us that everyone should go to Trago Mills once (and only once) in their lives.  We had no idea what we were going to but we went - it's the creepiest place I think I've ever been ... it's creepier than the ghost train at Gt Yarmouth (but in many ways very similar).  We left with the hairs on the backs of our neck standing to attention and our tums feeling quite nauseous.   It's hideous.  Never again!!!


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 10:33

Has Verdun made an appearance yet today?  Hope he's not been washed away!  Just heard the R2 Travel Report - apparently Cornwall is underwater - road impassable at Trago Mills (I'm sure whatsisname will find a way to blame the tax man for that) and chaos at Penzance!!!

 Ah, it looks as if they're ok

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