KT53


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What Kids Pick Up.

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:38

OK here's a genuine one.  My sister-in-law wasn't in the best of moods one day when her 4 year old grandson was staying with them.  He asked his grandad what was wrong with her.  Grandad says "Oh, don't worry, she's only happy when she's moaning".


A few minutes later gran comes into the living room and grandson says "Gran, are you really only happy when you're moaning?"   Grandad is still in the dog house and hasn't forgiven grandson for dropping him in it.

Help! North or West facing garden?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:31

West facing would be my choice too.  Another house at the NW corner will have little to no effect on the amount of sunlight getting into the garden.  A West facing garden gives more options for plant choice than North facing too.

Help please.....

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 08:28

I presume, from you description of your raised bed, that you have dug out 6 to 9 inches in order to give a total depth of 2 feet with the top of the raised bed being about 15 inches above ground.


My concern from the photo is that even a raised bed will soak up that water and itself become waterlogged in winter.  Drainage holes / slots in the side of the raised bed, along with filling the bottom 6 inches of the bed with rubble would held minimise the problem.

Please help me with removing these crazy massive ivy of my tree!

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 08:23

Cut the ivy stems as near to the ground as you can, and pull any of the stems you can get at off the tree.  The plant above the cut will obviously die and you will then be able to see any new growth and just pull that off.


It's going to be virtually impossible to remove the ivy roots, so controlling it is really the only other option.

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Posted: 15/08/2016 at 17:06

We're certainly doing well.  Also consider comparative populations of the UK, USA and China.

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Posted: 15/08/2016 at 11:36
Fairygirl says:

I thought the Brazilian's reaction  was one of the moments of the Games KT. His face said it all about what it means didn't it? 


Felt the same as you about Louis Smith. He's done so much for his sport. How many people can say they've done that? 


Can anyone deny Usain his triple triple? I really hope not  


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 Agreed on all points.  When I said about the Brazilian's reaction being OTT, I meant the time the poor guy took to regain some kind of composure.  He was still close to hysterics at the award ceremony some time later.  Certainly no doubting how much it meant to him.  From the commentary I understand that none of the 3 medallists were expected to do more than scrape a bronze at best. To exceed expectation, and in front of the home crowd too, must be immense.

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Posted: 15/08/2016 at 08:02

Got to feel for Louis Smith.  His reaction when Max Whitlock beat him on the pommel shows just how much it meant.  Also loved the reaction of the Brazilian guy who got silver on the floor.  OTT or what

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Posted: 14/08/2016 at 15:14
Doghouse Riley says:

KT53 says:

According to logic, Jess Ennis-Hill should never have been any good at the Heptathlon, she's far too small.  Thankfully either nobody told her that, or she chose to ignore them


It would have been great to see her sign off with gold, but looking at the other things she's done in the last couple of years (e.g. taking time out to have a baby!) she hasn't done too badly has she?


I stand by my previous, apparently provocative, question about judging the effort people have put in.  Even those who 'fail' at the big events wouldn't have got there in the first place without incredible levels of dedication.  Many of we armchair athletes are far too quick to criticise.  Maybe K J-T will blossom once she's out of the shadow of Jess.  It's one hell of an act to follow.


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 I don't appreciate implied personal criticisms, everyone is entitled to an opinion on anything, I wouldn't criticise you for having one,  if I disagreed with it.


I've said nothing that hasn't been said by the experts, it's just a question of leaving out the emotive issues and applying a bit of common sense.


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 Personal criticism?????  I've have simply disagreed with a differing opinion, with no 'personal criticism' either stated or implied.  If others wish to take a different opinion as personal criticism, that's their concern.


If somebody would care to point out ANY 'implied personal criticism' in the section of my post quoted above I would love to hear it.

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Posted: 14/08/2016 at 13:09

According to logic, Jess Ennis-Hill should never have been any good at the Heptathlon, she's far too small.  Thankfully either nobody told her that, or she chose to ignore them


It would have been great to see her sign off with gold, but looking at the other things she's done in the last couple of years (e.g. taking time out to have a baby!) she hasn't done too badly has she?


I stand by my previous, apparently provocative, question about judging the effort people have put in.  Even those who 'fail' at the big events wouldn't have got there in the first place without incredible levels of dedication.  Many of we armchair athletes are far too quick to criticise.  Maybe K J-T will blossom once she's out of the shadow of Jess.  It's one hell of an act to follow.

Olympics

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 09:58

I've been reading the comments about K J-T with interest, and now the competition is over with Jess Ennis-Hill failing to retain her title because of under par performances in the throwing events, are people going to claim that Jess didn't practice enough?

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