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Taxonomists and name changes

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 09:12

Pdoc - you are a fully trained doctor are you not?  That makes you professional and therefore middle class whether you like it or not.  Middle class is not a dirty word.  You can have working class fascists and idiots too.

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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 09:09

We've had a frost!!  Bright and sunny now but still frosty in the shade of the house.   Chappy is back again clearing the pond.  It looks eeeenormoussss.   

I shall have to go out and play with pots and check the new treasures acquired at the plant swap.  These include some bare-rooted stuff including a pink flowered acacia that will be in need of TLC because I left it in a bucket of water to rehydrate the roots and then disappeared all day yesterday.  Oops.

OH is busy with our log burner.  The glass cracked last night so he's taken it all out and is measuring and cleaning but with the bloody Dyson so that's had to come apart too.   Stupid design.

Lots of cyclists here too - in summer it tends to be families out on jaunts but the rest of the year it's the cycle clubs out in their club kit and in groups either training or doing races.   Nightmare to pass on narrow lanes and they don't give way easily.

Exactly Clari - don't want to take up space in a coffin in a graveyard full of indispensable people.  Rather be useful.  

Greetings everyone.  Hope it's a good day for you.

Problem that you face in the garden

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 22:07

16 months of drought and no end in sight.  Can you design a foolproof rain dance?

Taxonomists and name changes

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 21:29

No, he's right.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 21:26

We thought we'd donate our bodies to science/medicine.  What's left after that can be cremated and scattered.  No epitaph needed.   Nor music.   However, whilst in Bilbao, Possum says she's not keen so might have to find a plan B.

Productive day today.  Patchwork/craft project day and we have made a card holder for 24 cards - credit, debit, club etc.   Nice day with some very kind and funny ladies.  As I was setting off we had a call from bulldozer man to say he was on his way.  6 months we've been waiting and the perisher decides he's free today so quick instructions to OK about what has to be cleared and where to dump the gubbins.   Got home to find it's a baby bulldozer/digger after all and he's coming back tomorrow to finish.  Too late to inspect or take photos.

Hosta - enjoy your hols and support sis afterwards.  Good advice from RG.

LP - sounds like a lovely Xmas hols coming up for you.

Clari - nightmare.  However do you stay sane?

Busy - home safe?

Must be nearly time for bed.   Sweet dreams all.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 22:05

Good result tonight.

I think Oti is a very clever choreographer as well as a lovely person so I hope she and Jonny do well next week.   Love Susan's whole attitude and enjoyment and improvement so hope she does well too.

I don't have a clear favourite but, like SGL, would prefer it if neither Alexandra nor Debbie wins because, whilst they have both done some amazing performances, they generally leave me cold.  I can appreciate their skill and technique but not emotionally.  Joe, Daewood, Gemma and Susan are much more engaging.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 20:31

I'm still learning DL.  Eastern France also has different charcuterie and cheeses form the west.  The Vendée is known for its brioche, gâche (brioche made with cream), ham, sea salts......   For some UK friends I always take liqueur de framboise to liven up their fizz or white wine because they prefer it to cassis.   From Belgium it was always local beer and proper chocs.

Best to look around and see what they have that you can't get at home.

Watching Blue Planet at the mo before we watch SCD results.  Aren't turtles and dolphins just wonderful?   Don't fancy that carnivorous worm tho.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 19:01

I read it for A level decades ago and then again, a decade or so later, so I could enjoy it.

Winter plant advice

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 18:58

It depends on where you are and how exposed your garden is to cold, wet and wind as well as what soil you have.   Some plants are better able to cope with cold if they are in well-drained soil and don't have frozen or soggy roots all winter.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 18:56

I hope either Mollie will go - such a  wuss and did a bad Paso - or Anton whose choreography was so dreadful his poor partner didn't stand a chance of doing it well and he's getting mouthy.

I thought the scoring was a bit uneven for the others too but it was ever thus.   It is very subjective which is why, I suppose, they have 4 judges from different dance backgrounds and strengths looking for different things.   Craig is the most consistent tho he can be mean sometimes.

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