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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 16:03

Verdun, that sounds very promising

coco de paimpol

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 15:20

There used to be two sorts of cauliflower - the summer cauliflower which is a cauliflower, and the winter cauliflower which was more of a broccoli in it's breeding.

Things have changed and although we still have summer and winter varieties, the winter ones now look more like a cauliflower than they used to ......... if that makes sense

Private Messages

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 14:58

Hurrah!!!!  Avatars are back and PMs are working.

Thanks Nora and the Tech Team !!!


Fence Vandal

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 14:42

If someone has damaged either public or private property then it should be reported to the non-emergency police number - in most areas it's 101 but some areas the number is different - this should help 

Don't just tell the police about the damage, they need to be aware of the consequences, e.g. a valuable dog or vulnerable people being put at risk.

If you report damage you should get an incident number so if there are subsequent  incidents the police will be able to build up a picture of what's going on. 

Don't put up with it and do nothing, but try not to get steamed up about it either. 

Let us know how things go on.  Hopefully it was a one off incident.

Good luck.

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 12:43

That's why live theatre is sooooooooooo important! 

Some people have no understanding of how the suspension of disbelief works

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 12:38

Oh Verdun - my heart aches for them - my Aged Ps got their last dog when they were in their late 70s/early 80s - a King Charles spaniel.  It got fat as they became less mobile - but he brought them much happiness. 

I think the big question is, are they able to do the 'clearing up' bit during housetraining and walking?

As my Aged Ps got older the lovely lass who came in to help clean the house etc twice a week was a godsend as she loved their little dog and took it to the groomers/vets etc for them and they had neighbours who walked it when they were unable to do that.

Have you tried asking your local District/Practice Nurse?  They sometimes know an elderly person who needs to go into residential accommodation but is worrying about what's going to happen to their faithful companion. 



Posted: 04/02/2016 at 12:16

Gardengirl - that sounds about right - mine's about 9" diameter - one of those cheap old fashioned white enamel ones with a blue edge. 

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 12:11

It's hard - if someone's successfully undermining your confidence you will begin to believe that they are right, that you really are useless ....... or even suffering from a mental health condition ........... you have done so many silly things, made so many mistakes whereas Rob is so kind and so sensible and is looking after her and protecting her. 

Someone I knew a long time ago in a similar relationship, became so anxious because of the emotional bullying by her husband, that she had a total breakdown following the birth of her second child .... he saw to it that she was hospitalised ... he withheld the children from her ...... she never got them back and he persuaded the children to stop seeing her because he told them that it distressed her!!! 

You see, he bullied and emotionally abused them too ........... right into their adult lives ........... but he was so popular, so well-liked, such a stalwart of the village, such a wonderful head teacher ....................

Helen doesn't tell Kirsty because she doesn't think Kirsty will believe her, because Helen doesn't really believe herself either, so well has he implanted those seeds of self-doubt

Used growbags

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 11:55

I agree Verdun - I much prefer pots (well, the tomatoes seem to anyway). 

I pot mine on until they're in pots the size of a large garden bucket.  I leave at least 6" gap clear at the top and when I water I fill that up - even in sunny periods I only do that 2 or 3 times a week - we get great crops

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 10:59

 ..... what about the rest of you? 

I'm sure PMs will be back by then - but if they're not I'll ask Nora to pass my email address to people who are coming, then we can liaise and swap mobile numbers

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