Latest posts by scroggin

The media

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 19:57

Hi Phillipa, images such as the one from the Vietnam war carry a huge impact and help massively to convey the atrocities of war.

I do believe that there is a limit to what needs to be broadcast and that it's not being a ' nanny state'. 

Personally I am thankful that I have never had to deal with seeing such atrocities in real life. However I have heard testimony from those who have and it was enough to convince me that it is not something to be glibly broadcast across the media.

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 11:26

Please tell me your joking OS!

Enough is enough

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 09:36

Very true Dove, all dogs are different but if they're treat properly then they are fine. We've only just starting owning a dog again because for many years with both of us working we couldn't devote the time needed. Now that my partner is at home during the day our dog is her faithful companion.Don't get a dog unless you are willing to treat it as part of your family.

pet companions

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 09:16

Just finished reading Monty's new book about his life with dogs. Thoroughly recommend it to all of us dog and garden lovers.

The media

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 20:15

Dave, do you honestly want to see beheading and worse, the images shown from WW1 and WW2 were horrific but I have never seen any truly graphic examples from this era, and yes I have seen the bulldozer moving bodies into mass graves, but even that doesn't compare to some of the atrocities that were ' reported' but not shown.

My uncle was on HMS Exeter during the Battle of The River Plate, he lost many friends in that brutal encounter, I didn't need graphic images or even accounts to be aware of the horror those sailors went through just an honest , sincere account portrayed everything I needed to know about the realities of WAR.

I believe the atrocities should be documented to ensure those responsible are held to account but not for general public consumption.

pet companions

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 19:07

Hi NB, not really but it's the nearest "dog friendly" beach for us in NW Kent. Takes about an hour to get there and love going in the winter when it's quiet. Even at High tide there's still a good strip of beach to walk on.

The media

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 18:56

Personally I have no desire to see graphic images of death and destruction. I'm not sure why you need to see the images. The reporters are there to provide information on what has happened, adding graphic pictures isn't something I need to convey the gravity of the situation.

When 9/11 happened I was at work, I heard it over the radio. When I got home and saw the devastation shown on TV I didn't need pictures of mutilated bodies to make the situation seem anymore devastating.

Onions and Shallots

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 18:20

Sorry to hear that Graham, I have lost onions in the past when the storing conditions were too humid and damp got to them. With the amount you've lost already it seems like they've been attacked by some type of fungal disease? 

pet companions

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 17:48

A nice walk on the beach at Camber Sands this morning, it's open to dogs again through till June. Floss loves to pose so long as she's rewarded with a game of chuck a ball๐Ÿ˜Š.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 21:38

Cracking programme tonight, lots of variety and information. Full of admiration for the couple who garden on the cliffs in Cornwall.

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