Latest posts by punkdoc

You Have to Smile

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:09

Typical of what, may I ask?

Buying Worms

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:04

Don't buy worms, improve the soil and they will come.

You Have to Smile

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:03

We do not have to all conform to your dictats DHR.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 16:59

How lovely.

Courier has just delivered a very nice bottle of wine.

It was from a young girl [ mid 20's ] who was a patient with me, the last time I was in. I spent a long time talking to her, trying to help her understand what was going on, and I have been rewarded.

Narrow hedge - Thuja or Taxus?

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 15:32

Always Yew for me.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 14:00

Hi all.

Managed to get out in the garden for an hour, removing leaves from the borders. First time i have been out for ages.

I am going to have to do some thinking, as garden is large and high maintenance and I am not sure how I am going to manage, unless my health gets quite a lot better.

Studying this afternoon, formation of Neutron stars, must say I am really enjoying degree, although I do find it much harder to concentrate for long periods, than I did in the past. Also my maths abilities are not really up to the required level, so I may not be able to finish degree.

Hope all are having fun.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 09/01/2018 at 12:09

Nice story on BBC website.

'True gent' lorry driver gets pregnant woman to hospital in Essex1 hour agoShare this withFacebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Image copyrightKELLY BRINKMANImage captionKelly Brinkman, Olivia, Paolo Pereira with new baby Lillie

A new mother has thanked a lorry driver who carried her car over a flooded causeway while she was in labour.

Kelly Brinkman was in labour and waiting for 3ft 6ins deep (1.2m) sea water to recede on The Strood Causeway from Mersea Island, Essex.

Justin Tacey, 45, offered to put her car on his lorry and drive across.

Mr Tacey inched through the rising tide to get her on the road to hospital, where her breech baby girl was delivered by Caesarean section.

Ms Brinkman and partner Paolo Pereira had driven to different places to get off the island last Thursday but were prevented by the high tide.

Ms Brinkman said: "I am just so grateful to Justin. He probably saved the baby's life because she was in a breech position and well on her way. The only way to save her was a Caesarean section.

"We have named her Lillie. She is now fine but always hungry and joins her sister Olivia."

Image copyrightRNLIImage captionThe high tide on the Strood has caught out drivers in the past

Mr Tacey, who works for Emmitt Plant at Diss in Norfolk, said he had been on the island making a delivery and was waiting for the coastguard to let him cross back over the causeway.

"I noticed a man looking panicky on the phone and we got chatting," he said.

"He said his partner was in labour and he was worried as it looked like a long wait for the tide to go down."

Mr Tacey said he spoke to the coastguard team and suggested he could carry the couple's Ford Kuga through the water on the back of his lorry.

"It took about five minutes to cross the half mile causeway slowly and carefu

Real Live Surgery on TV

Posted: 09/01/2018 at 09:07

As I used to say to our cardiac surgeons, " it's only plumbing, what's the fuss."?

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 09/01/2018 at 09:03

Hi all.

Thick fog and freezing cold, no excuse not to study I suppose.

Sounds worrying LP, hope you get it sorted.

BALLS, is all i have to say.

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 08/01/2018 at 21:21

Its a Buddleja.

Dig it out, if you don't want it.

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