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Posted: 30/10/2014 at 22:39

Time for bed for me. I think my brain is still on singapore time.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 22:33

 Blue ring octopus hiding

 Not hiding

 in full annoyed mode

 coral crab on soft coral


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 22:18

 Orang utan crab, so called because of its orange hairy arms.(on bubble coral)

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 22:16


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 21:44

Sea horse

Fire urchin

 Painted frogfish


Posted: 30/10/2014 at 21:08

Dads in hospital again. The stone in his bladder was blasted yesterday,apparently as big as a walnut. Supposed to be a day job, but likely to be in all week as it was much larger than expected, and the procedure caused a lot of bleeding.

I have spent two days ferrying mum around. My brothers turn tomorrow.

I still have dive gear to wash off  and put  away.

Rotating Beans Yes / No

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 13:07

if you dont rotate any veg , you are more likely to get a build up of disease. 

With  beans it would most likely be chocolate spot. also if the beans stay in the same place, how are you going to rotate your other stuff such as brassicas which follow beans. ?

If you have had any disease at all, I would plant in a fresh spot the following year.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:00

Fortisips cost about £2.50 each for a 200ml bottle. For loss of weight and no appetite, they need to have at least three a day. They have calories and vitamins, and fortisip protein has protein in as well. As Dad has lost a stone since his last hospital stay, I thought it would be obvious. There is some wasted, I knew one lady who had 6 a month of fortijuice. When I asked why, when she had a shopping trolley full of food, could eat plenty etc, it seems that someone had told her they were good to wash her tablets down with. She got quite upset when I suggested water instead.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 06:54

Dads catheter fell out again, while I was away. Urology nurse and doctor couldnt get it back in,so they had to take him into theatre to do it.His blood pressure dropped alarmingly, so they kept him in a couple of days but now he is home. He is having an op on a spine block on Wednesday to blast the bladder stones that keep causing the problems with the catheter. They wont do the op to resect his prostate because it requires a general anaesthetic and he's not strong enough  for it.

It seems that every time he goes in the hospital he comes out weaker, more depressed, and now is losing weight because he wont eat enough. The doctor finally agreed that he could have some fortisip on the NHS. Previously Mum was paying for it.

I dont know how people go on, if they dont have anyone to speak up for them.


Posted: 27/10/2014 at 06:42

Had seven hours sleep.awake will probably take three days for bodyclock to reset.  I found a way to reset my video camera on youtube. Its a bit complicated, involving tiny screwdrivers, 4v current from a battery, and lots of hope.

However if it works, I can still use the camera for downloading existing tapes, and probably using around the garden. having bought 5 new tapes at a cost of £40 I need to use them really.

I think I might have to upgrade for diving purposes. The latest version is solid state with a projector and will also take 24 mp stills. approx £750 for camera, then about £900 for a housing that I can still use my video light on. Different type of housing would mean new video lights, also very expensive if marine rated to 60m. Not for nothing is underwater photography described as ripping up £20 notes in a cold shower...... and I've never had a flood, (never mention the f word on a dive site) which tends to mean a total write off.

Still, I'm not likely to get another holiday until this time next year, so plenty of time to save up.

 I see everywhere seems to have gone into xmas mode while I've been away. I remember when the shops used to have the stuff in at the end of November and  December was the build up.Now it seems to start on September 1st.

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