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Trachelospermum Jasminoides

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 23:16

My friend in Australia had one, very overgrown, poor  sandy soil,very sunny.

 I hacked it back hard. The following year it was magnificent.  Treat it mean.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 23:11

What really annoyed me was taking so long to get any help, in a major teaching hospital.At weekends it seems to be staffed by agency nurses and locums,many with a poor command of the English language. I had to tell the nurses and doctors what he should be getting. Six hours from us being rung, to him seeing a doctor, and then only by me stamping my feet.  God knows how anyone with no medical knowledge goes on.



Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:40

I caught the finale.I thought he looked a bit rough. Too many drinkies  by the look of him.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:29

On Saturday, Dad was refusing food and drink. Sunday Morning,mum was rung, he had refused all tablets and was agitated. We all turned up at the hospital. Dad was increasingly agitated and hallucinating.I asked the nurse for something to calm him down, she is not allowed. So I asked for a doctor to see him. Junior doctor came, said yes, hes agitated, I said why cant he have some midazolam to calm him, she's only a locum, not allowed to make a decision like that. Finally we got a consultant from A and E to come up and review him. We had a big discussion about end of life care, and finally got him some pain relief and calmed down. Mum stayed all night with my sister. Shift change this morning, other sister stayed, I took mum home for shower and change. We went back and at 2pm a porter arrived to take dad for a scan.!!! ordered a week ago. We sent him away, and then a new consultant came and tried to tell us that we were being premature with end of life care, that all his problems were treatable. As Dad has been asleep all day, very calm, with no medication since 9 am, we said we wanted him to be comfortable and not in pain, and further surgery, procedures etc were pointless, as he now has liver failure, heart failure and pancreas has shut down. He checked his chest which was clear, and said he was fine, and would review it tomorrow. This was at 5pm. Dad stopped breathing at 6pm, very peacefully. We left the hospital at 7.30, still with no death certificate as no doctor had yet been to check him. (Two nurses agreed he had gone). We have to go back tomorrow for the death certificate.

 He would have been 85 tomorrow.

Kindle e readers

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:16

I have a kindle fire hd. Very good, easy to enlarge print etc, and good for downloads. very easy to download free books from amazon. Brilliant for holidays for lots of books to read. For typing I prefer a macbook laptop.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 10:24

My pension age has gone up to 67.

Instead of retiring in two years time, and doing part time work to top up my pension, I can get my small private pension at 60, but have to live off savings until I am 67.

Lemon tree

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 21:00

To get blossom, prune any lanky growths back to four inches or so. If you have flowers, pollinate using a small paintbrush, pretending to be a bee.

 A dose of citrus feed in the spring may be useful.


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:50

I've still got plum and apple mincemeat from Staceys recipe last year. It had loads of brandy in, stored ok. It makes a good bread and butter pudding with brioche from Lidl, very festive. I think there's another eight jars in the cupboard.

Was it Jamie Oliver who had a recipe for mincemeat vodka?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:42

I have a quick look but not posting much.  I seem to be running around like a headless chicken, juggling some work,with lots of motorway, hospital , and making sure mums all right. Tonight I left my mobile at work,so tomorrow i have to do shopping, pick up mobile, go to mums, stock up her freezer, go to hospital, etc etc. As each visit means I strip completely and have all clean clothes,(trying to reduce infection risk after last weeks palava) and no time to sort washing, the dirty washing mountain is building up.  Dad pulled out a drip today, and wont wear the oxygen mask,so a nasal cannula is being used for oxygen.  He wants to come home,the hospital says when he drinks and eats, and still he wont.Although he is getting weaker by the day. He will be lucky to see his 85th Birthday next week, although I think that is his final goal.

Nothing happening in the garden,I still have two ton of oak leaves to rake up. Four weeks since I got back from holiday. It seems like a lifetime ago.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 22:16

Thinking of you, Stacey.  Get well soon.

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