Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:55
Seems very sensible Clari. I did a first aid course a while ago as it seemed a good idea to be able to help any of our dance club members who sprained an ankle or whatever and, given the age range, CPR and minor strokes would have been good. It was run by the local Red Cross and began with suicide by slitting wrists, then elecrical shock, then burns from a cooking accident then a Stanley knife in your leg while laying lino - as if - and then car accidents and drunks choking on their own vomit. Last one was CPR. No sprains. I passed my test and then did not renew it as Belgian law obliges everyone to help a person whose life is in danger - which is logical - but anyone with such a certificate also has to deal with those stupid drunks. These days, every public hall or sports venue has a defibrillator with free courses offered to organisers on how to use it.
I am home alone for the next 8 or 9 days. OH has just set off to Namur to sort out some admin for Possum and will also enjoy a dinner with his golf club and take her to the cinema, in English, and shopping. I get to potter at home so, while he's away there will be a few new pots of bulbs appearing and I'm going to lay a hosepipe to mark the new edge to the front bed/lawn at the side. it's full of teeny cyclamens so can't be mown and I'm thinking of making it my winter interest area with snowdrops and cornus alba sibirica and maybe a silver birch or prunus serula, depending on what I find. I've already got 3 hamamelis and some variegated evergreens.
Anyway, congrats to Clari for the praise - well deserved. LP that photo is lovely. Fab acer and gorgeous view. Pat - have fun with the dietician. Dove - hope the car is OK. I have been left with the second car and its radio stubbornly refuses to register French stations but the satnav is working so I can go off and explore........
Hi to everyone and hope it turns out to be a good day.