Latest posts by KT53

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 08:11
Obelixx says:

Didn't like Alexandra's rumba the 2nd time around either.  No understanding of the rhythm and very mechanical.   

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 I agree.  I think she was fortunate to be up against Susan in the dance off.  Against a stronger dancer I think she would have been gone.

Gardening Knee Pads

Posted: 27/11/2017 at 22:38

I've had major surgery on both knees and have tried all kinds of knee pads and kneelers.  The one I have found most comfortable is one like this.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kneeling-Ideal-Gardening-Scrubbing-Household/dp/B003R7MZQ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511822196&sr=8-1&keywords=garden+kneeler+pad

It's less convenient than the strap on type but, as I said, it's the best I've found for long term kneeling.  I have 2 so can shuffle across from one to the other without having to get up again.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 21:06

I loved Susan Calman's reaction and comments in the results show when she discovered she was in the dance off with Alexandra.  She was certainly the right choice to go from a dance point of view, but I think many will miss her bubbly enthusiasm.  Although I'm sure she was in there for comedy value as far as the production team were concerned, she gave it her all unlike some of the 'comedy' turns in previous years.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 18:00

As I said 'rumours' about her not staying.  Whether she has the choice to stay or not will be down to the BBC, not her choice.  It could be her choice not to stay.  I agree that what is not wanted is another pantomime character like Craig or Bruno, but I'm not convinced she's the right person for the job.

An in-depth knowledge of a subject, doesn't mean the person is able to impart that knowledge effectively. At school I had a biology teacher with a string of letters after his name, but who couldn't teach to save his life.  The great biology teacher had only been to teacher training college, not Uni, but he could impart his knowledge.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 16:50

I had a laugh today reading about some of Shirley Ballas' faux pas during the season so far.

Calling Chizzy Lizzy. 

Getting the names of two of the other female contestants the wrong way round.

Telling Jonny he needed to point his toes more! 

And one which I accept is more a case of unfortunate wording when telling Jonny he had a real spring in his step when he was wearing a blade.

Already rumours flying that she won't be back next year because she isn't going on the tour.

Hayloft - Glorious Grasses Collection :(

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 17:29

I haven't had any dealings with Hayloft, but I would be pretty unhappy too if 5 out of 6 items were substitutes.  1 or possibly 2 would be acceptable at a pinch, but 5 is taking the you-know-what.

Smart germination kit

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 17:25

If they want to discuss automated systems they'd be better off talking to wholesale growers not private individuals.  I would hate to think how much a system to automate sowing, pricking out etc would cost.

Music. Tunes that mean lots to YOU.

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 08:59
Pauline 7 says:

I don't have a favourite song,  but I do have one I absolutely detest.  Simply The Best by Tina Turner.  Sorry all of you who love the song but my ex OH  always said "I dont know why you don't like it.  It should remind you of me.  There really is no one better than me " and he meant it too. 

He was convinced that it was written about him. 

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 I can't understand how such a modest man can now be an 'ex'.  How careless of you to lose him.


Posted: 22/11/2017 at 08:56

I use a Mantis Tiller and get good results, on lightish ground.  I can't do much manual digging because I have a dodgy hip and a pair of knackered knees.  For me it's the Mantis or stop veg gardening.

Music. Tunes that mean lots to YOU.

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 18:57

Age has nothing to do with it Paul B3.  It's 12 years since I lost my Mum and I still miss her as much as ever.  Recently also lost a cousin who was the spitting image of Mum and has brought it all back again.

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