Latest posts by Obelixx

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 18:42

Pdoc - did you take him on faith or did you meet him and not spot he is a toe-rag?

Dove - I have to think people who stand as Lib Dems are not exactly power hungry.  Not realistically anyway but that's a whole other ball game.

Better go and do dinner now and then see that Cosmos pussy about a new sock.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 18:01

Dove - you forgot "stupid, thoughtless, self-serving".   I could go on but there's a whole parcel of that type in the Labour party too and the SNP and Northern Ireland parties and Wales and the whole darn tooting of them.

No better in Belgium.  Haven't got the hang of French politics and personalities yet.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 17:33

Over here we get called for an MOT - blood tests, heart rate, lung function, BP - and they send reminders about scans and tests for various common cancers and annual flu vaccines and 65+ vaccines (shingles).   However, I suspect that if you never go to see your GP about any problems you may easily fall off their radar.   In Belgium, kids can't start school if their vaccine certificates are not complete - MMR, polio, diptheria, TB, small pox......

Clearly athletes need a different BMI calculator.  Can't compare a shot putter or a hammer thrower or a wight lifter to a sprinter!

I have spent a happy afternoon investigating the website of a plant nursery not too far from here.   Loads of lovely tempting plants for my wish list.  I foresee a major transformation of the reportedly fertile patch at the bottom to the left of the potager.......

Pdoc - have you looked closely at your MP lately?  I have very little time for the current crop of politicians on all sides but he's a real prize!

Last edited: 08 November 2017 17:34:24

pet companions

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 13:38

That's the thing isn't it PP.  Knowing when it's time to let them go.   She looks like a real character so I hope you have some great memories to ease your loss.

Logan - I have them on Whiskas now with meat or poultry flavours only.   Other brands list fish proteins in their ingredients.   Have tried online but they all list fish proteins somewhere unless I import from USA so Whiskas it is for now.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 13:26

That must make you feel good Hosta.   Any progress on your pain seizures?   Have you tried magnesium supplements to help with your insomnia?  I bought a supply to help with cramps and it says it's good for aiding sleep.   My BMI is a work in progress............

We need to make space on our Sky box so I am womanfully FFing my way thru GW progs to see if there are any gems I need to show OH, such as raised bed building, and have found that chap on cloud pruning.   I shall have a go next spring on that hulking overgrown bay tree.

Did the gardening help you to lose weight?

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 13:11

Yep Loana - good for your brain in more ways than one.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 13:04

Love the colours and pattern Lyn.  I've only ever used a crochet hook with yarn the once several decades ago.  Not for me.  Good for doing highlights on hair though!

Pat - the trick for me is to crush the pill to a powder on a piece of paper then pour it into the fat end of a syringe, add a bit of water and shake then squirt it down kitty's throat while OH holds him.  Very quick and no spitting out.  With the dogs I hide them in fresh mince or some cheese.

Schefflera dropping healthy branches

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 10:59

Schefflera make good house plants but you need to get their light levels and watering right.  They need bright, but indirect light so try lifting the shade but make sure it's not in direct sun.

Watering is best done by the dunking method.  Wait till the compost feels dry then dunk in a bucket of water till no air bubbles appear and then let it drain completely before putting it back in its cache-pot.  They don't like to be moist all the time.


Posted: 08/11/2017 at 10:52

The tall plants are sansevaria cylindrica - known as "mother-in-law's tongues".  Long and pointy!

No idea on the succulents.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 10:32

Even worse Busy.  If no-one's in, courier companies often just lob fragile parcels over fences - as seen on consumer progs on the Beeb.

Have to say I've been impressed here.  All deliveries on time whether here or to PO for collection.  This morning I've received my new fruit trees via courier and they only arrived at their Lille centre at 6:50pm yesterday.  I've also received the new weather centre via the PO.  Smiles all round.

On the other hand, bulldozer man hasn't appeared despite cashing the deposit 6 months ago.  Then, after a big prod from me to his office manager, he told OH last Monday that he'd come to dredge the pond on Thursday with nobody home.   OH had to put him off which means I shall have to go and prod again. 

Shower room fittings ordered from a fancy shower room company also a no-show so far and no-one is answering emails or phones.  Never had such problems in Belgium during all the work we did on that house or in Harrow in the 80s.

Win some, lose some.

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