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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:35

Chicky - that's great news!!!  

Just a word of warning, on Christmas Day watch his portion size and get him to pace himself - his stomach will have got used to smaller hospital sized portions and eating larger portions plus the richer food on Christmas Day can trigger problems ... been there and done that ... ending up in A&E on Christmas Evening with Pa ......... twice 


Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:30

But most teenagers have always kept themselves to themselves and not socialised across a wider age range ... by just being there they will have absorbed stuff which will come to the fore when their brains have finished re-wiring and they become more social beings.  

But I agree with Doghouse - the focus on narrow educational achievement in order to get into uni etc, plus highly anxious and protective parents fuelled by scare-mongering media, is not equipping youngsters to live independent adult lives.  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:24

Here you are Clari - will that do?

Start making your lists folks - I'm braving the supermarket in a few minutes - I need some bits for OH's birthday on Monday 

Seeds to start early

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 07:28

It's all very well having the heat to start them early, but what is vital is having enough space and the right conditions to bring the seedlings on once pricked out and potted on. Do you have a heated greenhouse or warm and light conservatory?

Madagascan Dragon tree dying?

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 07:24

It's likely to be either under or over watering, coupled with too low light levels and temperatures. Did you give it a good soaking and then turn the heating off and close the blinds before going on holiday? 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 07:07

Good morning all   OH is just leaving for work ... I need more coffee ... Anyone?

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 22:37

Sweet dreams all 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 12:43

Pdoc ((hugs))  Good to see you

For the first time in my life I'm not watching the news programmes.  The Today programme on R4 is enough for me at the moment.  I have a very visual memory and I don't need those images in my head.  I could cope with that sort of stuff years ago ... can't now ... I have to protect myself just a little bit or I'll be a mess ... it doesn't mean that I don't care 'cos I really really do.  

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 12:35

We're in Norfolk and they do seem to be quite nomadic - some years we have quite a few nesting here in the summer and other years only one or two if any.  In the winter they all seem to move to the reedbeds around the Broads.  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 10:43

Flowers ((hugs))   don't struggle too much and overdo it ... Christmas happens, whether we do all the 'stuff' or not 

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