Shrinking Violet

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Christmas dilemma

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 15:51

I sympathise, and agree that Pansy's magic medicine will probably work wonders!

I also have in my medicine cupboard an emergency dental repair kit.  Last Christmas I, too, broke a tooth just before the big day.  Fortunately it wasn't painful - just sharp, so I filed it down a bit with an emery board .  But ever since then, I have the emergency kit ready if needed!  (Bought it in Boots - part of the DenTek range.  Not cheap - but a lot of peace of mind!)

Get better soon daisy - hopefully it will be a whole lot better by this time tomorrow.

If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 20:35

aym - I was going to PM you: it is fantastic!  I really mean it:  doing the exercises every day has made a huge difference, and instead of limping around feeling sorry for myself, I have been able to walk without limping (mostly).  So thank you for your help - I shall keep up the good work of exercise and vitamins etc and hope that it will continue to improve!

Happy 2017!

If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 20:16

Oh, aym - my post was but a joke!  It wasn't meant to be taken seriously.  But I congratulate you on starting an interesting thread.  And perhaps we need a Get-,me-out-of-the-January-Blues thread of what we would like/will aim to acquire in the year ahead!

RIP George Michael

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 20:12

This year has seen many famous people depart this world, and the end of the year seems to follow the pattern.

That said, I have to confess that, when a commentator on the radio said that everyone would know this chap, I really, hand on heart, wouldn't have recognised him if he had walked through the door.  And I find it really, really hard to think of a duo as a "band".

OK - I'm old, grumpy and I'll get me coat .  .  .  .  . 

Cat vandalism!

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 20:07

Son is with us over Christmas and New Year.  His cat is with us, too.  Love him (and son) but I have to confess to being less than enthusiastic about his using my newly-created raised flower bed as a giant litter tray (usual indoor variety being provided and ignored). 

If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 20:03

Yay!  Poinsettas = top of the list!  Mine is lovely:  red and Christmassy. 

Now, for 2017 - that's another question.  Hmmmm - thinking long and hard about what I would like, in an ideal situation, and what would be a compromise of what is practical.  

Strictly is back!

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 20:57

I have wanted Ore to win from the outset.  The "Singin' in the Rain" number confirmed it for me - absolutely brilliant.  I voted for him this evening.  Thrilled that he won.  Louise and Danny were also fantastic, but I had to pick one - and that was Ore. 

What a fabulous final.  My Saturdays will be empty now.

A Place To Call Home

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 20:57

I remember those twists and turns of the plot, too.  But please let's not give the game away to those who have just found the series!  It develops at its own pace, and if some of the plot lines are a bit far-fetched - well, it's a drama not a documentary on post-war Australia!

I found it interesting how the back stories of some of the characters are slowly brought out.  I had forgotten the bit about Regina having been in Jerusalem at the time of the insurgency and her having lost friends in the hotel bombing - which gives some explanation to her attitude towards Sarah.

Urgently Looking for a Doll for indoor game!

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 23:01

Isn't there a museum of childhood in East London?  Bethnal Green, I think - an offshoot of the V & A if my memory serves.  They may be able to help.

If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 19:14

I have to bow down to the experience that has been offered regarding India;  my only (vicarious) experience was of the "Marigold Hotel" variety.  I have never wanted to visit what I thought of as a hot, dusty and crowded place.

Vishu - you have made me think again.  Thank you.

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