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Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:15

Or even something that dissolved cats?   ..........   Smacked wrist for Dove

When we had cats we had a large outdoor sand tray in the log store and our cats used it and left my garden alone - my neighbours said that our cats seemed not to use their garden either, so apparently it worked.  Afraid I can't remember how often the sand got changed or what we did with the contents .... I'm talking about when my children were small and anyway, I think the ex dealt with that side of things

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 17:18

Yvie that's a lovely tree  Is that you in the lovely frock in the photo on the wall?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:58

Verdun - so glad she's happier today.

Re her glasses - you have to keep asking staff to make sure she always has her glasses with her.  If she hasn't its the Home's fault and they must sort things out.  Either this gentleman needs better supervision, or the Home is not able to meet his needs and it's another phone call to Social Services I'm afraid.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 14:31

Also, Verdun's Mum's GP should be aware that she's not eating properly - , The Lovely Home weigh Pa regularly and at the slightest concern they ring the surgery and he has Fortisip-like meal supplements - on prescription I'm pretty sure - we've never been asked to pay anything.


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 13:20

Bright here with blue skies and a 'brisk gusty wind' - so far .......


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 11:51

I was listening to a programme yesterday - a builder said that modern bricklayer training is 18 months in a college rather than a 3 year course involving site work as well as college.  He said that the college course doesn't equip young men to come onto a site and get on with the job, but as 'qualified' they have to be paid full whack while being mentored/supervised/taught by a more experienced brickie.  He said it's cheaper to bring in skilled brickies from abroad and pay them a bit more, than to wet-nurse a newly qualified college leaver.


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 11:33
barry island wrote (see)

I see that bricklayers are getting paid £1000 for five days work in some places great work if you can get it. .....

I think Lavenderlass lives in the Mid Suffolk area - if brickies down that way were getting paid that much my ex would be a millionaire - and apparently he isn't 

Fallen leaves on veg beds

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 10:50

As Dave Morgan says, leave a few but not a thick layer.  Rake them away from any plants, but leave the rest for the worms to pull down into the soil


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:59

The fact that Chicky has woodburners probably means that they don't have to prioritise her repair

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:57

That's my guess.  Are they black inside?  If not I'd cook them and pop their little jackets off and eat them - they won't be poisonous.

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