Dovefromabove


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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 http://www.gardenersworld.com/article-search/?searchterm=pruning-fig 


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 .


 https://www.readsnursery.co.uk/blogs/tips-advice/166039879-fig-trees-a-guide-to-winter-pruning-video 

the super vet

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 08:17

Logan  When it happened our vet was a young woman near my own age. We knew we'd done all we could but couldn't ask the dog to put up with any more. Her head was in my lap as she went to sleep. Then the vet and I hugged as we cried on each other's shoulder. 

Funny animal/livestock stories

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 07:32

I'm not in the countryside now Aym. Haven't been for 20+ years. We're right on the edge of a city now. But I grew up on a farm and lived in the countryside until my divorce in my 40s. 

the super vet

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 07:22

Listening to radio interviews about the prog it seems that quite a few of the procedures can be/have since been used on humans. 


I share Loana's concern about the animals quality of life. I've nursed a young dog through a series of major ops on her hind legs ... It was groundbreaking at the time and the information gained by the vets at the animal hospital has since resulted in  improved outcomes for similar conditions now. But my poor dog suffered pain and distress and was confused and in the end was euthanised because the outcome for her was not good enough. 

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Funny animal/livestock stories

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 07:05

Pheasants are delicious if properly cooked - a bit similar to the leg meat on a turkey. I like them cooked with shallots, cider and some apples and quince and finished with some creme fraiche and parsley. Serve with roasted squash and/ or creamy mash and curly kale. 


Dont have any funny stories about them tho 

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