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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 07:04

G'day Pat  Good morning the rest of you when you arrive 

A grey and damp November day out there today. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 23:14

BL I was on the a140, but there was a nasty crash on that one the other day. In many ways it's worse than the A11, having little dual carriageway and a lot of side turnings where cars have to wait in the middle of the road to turn right. 

Anyway, time for bed and Round Britain Quiz. Sweet dreams all 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 23:06

India's not the oldest democracy - that's claimed by the Isle of Man, but it is the largest. And not only does it elect it's MPs and Prime minister in a similar way to the UK, but it also has an elected rather than hereditary head of state. There is undoubtedly a degree of political corruption in India, but western democracies hardly bear close scrutiny in that respect. 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 22:43

Are you really saying that India is not a democracy?

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 22:26

Benazir Bhutto was prime minister of muslim Pakistan twice. Indira Ghandi was prime minister of India. Sri Lanka had had two female prime ministers and one president. 

In Africa both Liberia and Monrovia have women presidents, and the current president of South Korea is a woman. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 19:03

Hello again ... Back from a lovely day with Wonky and here Lovely Hub and now stuffed with a little Chinese takeaway. While I was there their central boiler threw a wobbly. The plumber is coming on Monday. It's a good job they've got a blazing fire in their basement snug 

Torrential rain and spray all the way home - I had fog lights on most of the way!

take care if you're driving folks!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 09:45

Well Hosta, you'll have extra pennies to spend on your hols 

Right, had better get a move on if I'm going to visit Wonky ............ 

the super vet

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 09:35

Clari - maybe some of the work being done on animals now will one day lead to improvements in the treatment of people who sustain injuries like yours ((hugs))  then, as long as the animal's distress is not too much or too prolonged, it will have been worthwhile.  

I met up with one of my oldest friends (first boyfriend) at the weekend - he broke his neck on a bouncy castle when in his early 40s.  With the aid of a lot of technology he has been able to continue to farm in a small and very different way, from his wheelchair, but is tragically disabled and endures a lot of pain and spasms and other health problems and needs a great deal of care from his wife and carers.  If helping animals can lead to helping humans it will be wonderful for those suffering injuries in the future. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 09:25

Glad to see you're awake Wonky   

I've got to pop to the shops in a bit then I'll set sail in your direction - I'll send you a text when I leave so you know roughly when to expect me.  

Pdoc - Obelixx is spot on with your neighbour's reaction.  He obviously feels insecure and anxious about most aspects of his life - that's what makes people aggressive (attack is the best form of defence/fight or flight etc) - the fact that his child needed help from someone - especially you who probably (through no fault of yours) make him feel especially insecure and anxious - there's nothing you can do about it.  He will never feel grateful for people making him feel inadequate.  He is he and you are you.  Maintain a polite distance and leave it at that. ((hugs))

When to prune a fig tree

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 09:11

I would prune in Dec/January 

Reads Nursery has a very good video online - but I'm afraid the website is down at the moment.  I'm sure it'll be up and running before long . 

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