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Posted: 30/11/2014 at 07:33

Well said Edd

Mike - don't fight tiredness to post - that's silly - go to bed and have a good night's sleep.  Wake early and refreshed in the morning. 

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.   I don't think the 'wealthy' is guaranteed tho' .... if so then I'm still waiting

Bird Feeding.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 07:23

As Fidget says, don't use fat that doesn't harden at room temperature (this includes chicken and pork fat).  The birds get the grease on their beaks and then wipe it on their feathers and they get in a mess and the feathers don't work to keep them warm etc. 

Beef fat is fine as long as it has no salt in it.  Don't use fat mixed with oil. 

If you want to make Birdcakes you can buy tubs of beef dripping from the butcher


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 07:15

I'm sure he'll be fine Lilydotwin - we accidently disturbed a hibernating hedgehog the first winter we were here - he didn't wake so we popped him and his pile of leaves in a cardboard box on it's side in a sheltered corner of the garden very close to where we'd nearly trodden on him - he survived fine and we see him most summer evenings when he comes to eat the food we put out for him. 

The weather's not really cold yet and hedgehogs often wake during mild spells, have a trundle around, eat a beetle or two and go back to bed.  


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 07:09

Edd - a Warning Word is a good idea - not sure about Gaza tho' - surely enough trouble in the Middle East without alcohol perhaps Gazza would be more appropriate - although I hear he's on the wagon ... again.  Hope he clings on tight this time.

We used to have a Warning in our family.  Gt Aunt Olive was known in the family for being quite argumentative - as she (and her sisters)  only ever came to stay with us at Christmas, when Ma decided Gt Aunt O had said 'quite enough'  Ma would say loudly 'Pass the oranges' and someone would get up and pass the bowl of satsumas around the gathering, giving Pa or another adult the chance to start another conversation so that everyone could ignore Gt Aunt O.    It worked a treat


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 07:01

Good morning all

The First Day of Advent!  Christmas is nearly here!

David S - pretty flower - Ipheion uniflorum isn't it?  Such a lovely herald of spring - usually!   We had the native primroses blooming happily a couple of months ago!


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 06:49

If you're struggling with the systems run by your new pc, then perhaps you could pop down to your local community centre - they usually have classes re IT and computer work.  While of course you're well beyond the beginners classes, you may find that the tutor could give you an update on the new systems on your pc which would restore your confidence.

Apple detritus

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 20:04

apple id

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 20:03

GWRS - if your iPad rattles when you shake it there's something wrong

Multi coloured perennial nasturtium possible??

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 19:49

You've confused me Edd

Multi coloured perennial nasturtium possible??

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 19:39

Try the leaves in a sandwich with salami

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