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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:23

Well, supper was very nice Fairy .......  a roast chicken would've been nicer ......... but I'd have wanted to eat the crispy skin and have roasties and bread sauce too, and I don't think they're good for my cholesterol level

Fairygirl wrote (see)

GWRS - it was summat to do with the amount of posts...I've forgotten now........


Trying to speed up the loading of the site/threads GWRS - it's happening with other very long threads too.  Welcome back

Draughty louvres

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:57

I don't have a greenhouse, but a friend recommends one set of louvres at floor level, and another set on the opposite wall at head height, both with automatic openers. 

Perhaps your louvres are on the side which gets the prevailing wind? 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:48

But he should have been getting AA for ages ...


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:46

It is also worth considering the type of plants being grown - if they're hardy perennials they don't need to be in the warm. 

Too much warmth and not enough light will cause the seedlings to become etiolated and drawn and that is why the stems are too weak and they flop over.

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:43

As I see it, the point of the story is to persuade people in similar situations to leave before it gets to this point

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:41

I think the point is that she was going to leave - she hadn't planned to  stab him - but then he threatened her young son Henry and she panicked ...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:37
Lyn wrote (see)
Don't get me wrong, folks, I am aware of what SHOULD be, but that's not the same thing.
anyway, I have sorted out private care, so I liaise with the company direct, I am getting the attendance allowance forms sent to me, (although dad has to do it, I don't get it) within 24 hours, it won't cover the cost of the care though.
I can still only have her for half an hour per day, but, I can, as I am dealing direct, call them at anytime I need the care or help and if someone is available they will come out. In theory!
Not perfect, but I don't have to thank NHS for anything. ...

You see, that's the problem - your father doesn't need what is considered as nursing care - he's seen as needing social care - it's funded differently. 

He may reach the stage where he is also entitled to what is called Continuing Care ... that is funded by the NHS and will be in addition to the Attendance Allowance - talk to your GP or Practice Nurse about that - you can have a look at this which will explain more about who is eligible.


Help indentify a fragrant shrub/bush SOUTH OF FRANCE

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:28

Lemon trees in pots outside restaurants is one of the things I remember from the south of France and Italy - mind you, I've not been to either for a while ... but I don't suppose things have changed that much ....

New Moth

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:23

It's a butterfly rather than a moth.  Possibly a brimstone - one of the first to be seen out and about in the spring

I would put it somewhere outside but in the dry.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 14:50

RB - I wasn't sure whether Lyn was of pension age - I have met her

Don't think this has anything to do with the EU  - someone - GP? -  hasn't given Lyn the information she needs.  If it wasn't for lots of Polish and Portuguese staff many of our very good care homes would be closing down as many English people don't want that sort of work.

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