Latest posts by KT53

Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 08:27

It's easy to find reasons why any number of participants shouldn't have been allowed over the years.  This year, apart from Debbie, there's Alexandra who worked in a production where Craig was the choreographer and allegedly she had coaching from him.

Jonny Peacock made me laugh on Takes 2 last night when he was asked who he wanted to win.  He said "Aston".

Music. Tunes that mean lots to YOU.

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 08:22
Sussexsun says:

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole somewher over the rainbow. Anything sung by Izzy is great but this is my favourite 


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 I agree with that, absolutely incredible voice to come from such a huge man.

For me though it's anything from the Flying Pickets.  My dad wasn't a great one for music, but he was bed bound for a few months before his death and loved listening to them.

chocolate teapots

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 13:30
Busy-Lizzie says:

Kitty said "Strap-on lawn aerator sandals .  Managed about three steps before getting stuck fast." Same here, also went in the bin.
I bought one of these, a manual garden tiller. Couldn't turn it in my clay with limestone lumps and it did such a small bit at a time. Gave it to a friend. She liked it, but she had light soil.

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 I've got a similar tool, called a garden claw, and it is brilliant in my lightish soil.  I use it to break up the surface compaction if we've had a lot of rain.  I agree it would not be very effective on heavy soil.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 08:03
Obelixx says:
Loved Oti's choreography and thought Jonny did well - given he has a prosthetic leg and thus a different action from others how fair is it to insist he tucks in his bum when we know he can't? See original post

 I agree about him being expected to tuck his backside in.  It was explained in one of the earlier shows that it's impossible for him to do that, and why.  Somebody should have sat the judges down and shown them.

Yes Jonny wanted to be judged purely on his dance ability, but there has to be a bit of commonsense applied too.  I did think he was looking drained over the past couple of weeks, so maybe the hours of training, with the stress on the leg, have been causing him problems.  One of the judges did mention last week that his performance level seemed to have dropped in the past couple of weeks.

Staying safe on the computer

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 16:22

I'm always careful to make sure my anti-virus software is up to date and today received notification that it expires in early January and can be automatically renewed. 

They want £69.99 for automatic renewal.  I can purchase the same item direct from them as a new customer for £29.99 and from Argos for £22.99. 

As a special offer because I'm an existing customer they'll send me a £15 voucher if I renew.  Tough decision but I think I'll decline their generous offer.

How do you care for indoor plants during the winter?

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 20:25

People who are growing 'challenging' plants will generally know what is required to keep them healthy at different times of year, so that is unlikely to be a profitable market.  As others have said, almost every plant will require different conditions at different times so putting a number of different plants into a single container of some kind is unlikely to work either.

Monty knife

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 09:19
Hostafan1 says:

" few" is a relative term I suppose. 

But I've said it before, What Monty says , and what Monty does are two entirely different things.

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 Very true.  When I did a search to see if I could find any info on Monty's Indian knife, I came across an article where he says you need two trowels, one wide and one narrow - hmmm!! 

Monty does seem to be something of a gadgetoholic but that's really no different to somebody who always has to have the latest tech whether they need it or not.  Each to their own.

iPod issue. Nowt to do with gardening.

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 09:15

I promise you it has nothing to do with being stupid, technophobe or numptie.  I worked in IT for most of my life and I struggled with the ITunes software too.

iPod issue. Nowt to do with gardening.

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 19:58

I've always used Sony MP3 players in the past, but my new car has a dock in it compatible with the iPod so it made sense to get one to extend the range of music in the car.  Well it made sense until I bought it and tried to use the software to download CDs, create playlists etc.  For a technology company, Apple make some carp software!

iPod issue. Nowt to do with gardening.

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 18:23

I've just done a search using "transferring music from ipod to ipod" and there do seem to be ways to do it.  First link I went to gives a step by step walkthrough.  Certainly worth having a look.

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