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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 23:29



Posted: 21/11/2014 at 23:23

Been cooking, Panda?


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 21:43

I have a pot of narcissi I planted in September that has buds on. Yesterday I saw that Morrisons were selling bunches of daffs. I know the Isles of Scilly usually has them for xmas, but mid november?

Talkback: Collecting animal skulls

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 21:18

Not far off the beach.....

Sperm whale skull


 visibility poor. As we approached it, it was quite amazing.Difficult to get all in one photo, even on wide angle. Diver for scale is about 6ft.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 18:57

I always figure we get the bad weather two weeks after  the american east coast.

Odds on a white christmas?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 18:54

They did a mental state assessment on Monday. It went fine until Dad got bored with it. test for stroke, raise eyebrows, screw up eyes etc, resulted in a glare, he did do the tongue sticking out bit.

Ho hum.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 16:43

I've even threatened Anglian with charging them £10 a call for wasting my time. It slowed them down for a bit , but telephone preference service   doesn't stop the random diallers, the Indian microsoft scam etc.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 16:17

The hospital phoned. Tests on monday are confusing, so can Dad just pop back for some more blood tests. As Monday took five hours , two ambulances, a large costa coffee bill, and a parking bill, my sister has phoned back and requested the community matron come out and take the blood samples.  The hospital has now decided that  they will admit him for assessment. So at least Mum will get a decent nights sleep.

While waiting for another phone call, I has a cold call from Anglian windows. When I snapped that my father was dying, I was expecting a phone call from the hospital, so would they just sod off, the phone went click. Fastest I've got rid of them in months.

 I think I could develop that one for cold /nuisance callers.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:59

We used to spend hours looking around the shops for pressies for rest of family. usually these were returned after xmas. For instance, my sister usually bought me slippers (which I don't wear), but the last year she bought me a teapot and selection of teabags. (I havn't drunk tea since I was 4 ).

We have finally abandoned buying presents for anyone over 18 and just buy for the children.

The spare money, we buy something for ourselves that we really wanted.


Posted: 19/11/2014 at 22:09

Thats brill, panda. He will be able to get you a nice crimbo pressy. Every little helps.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 20:27

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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