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It's my birthday

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:08


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:42

That's great news Mike 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:40

I imagine Mike to have a beard and glasses ........


Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:37

Morning everybody.  Some rain overnight and cloudy with some drizzle right now

Looking to replace this old iPad .......playing up a bit lately.  I've given  it a final warning   So far the best deal for basic, non latest model is from John Lewis if their free 2 year warranty is included.  Frustratingly, can't haggle over Apple products 

Hope everyone has a good day 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 00:20

Ha ha.  In my late teens and early twenties I grew a beard every winter and shaved it off every spring to get a tan.....wot a poser!   My niece won't allow me to grow a beard now ...says she will shave half of it off in the  middle of the night.  It will though be a grey/blonde one and, yes, it will be clogged up with cake Bekkie 

Panda, well we can see your picture so we domt need to guess.  However, clearly you are a tree and bamboo lover as well as a protector of the planet.   I imagine a very pleasant soul though ....prob rhe ideal next door neighbour to borrow a cup,of sugar from perhaps ?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 00:14

Hiya Orchid .....just have to take each day as it comes.  Enjoy now and not worry about tomorrow.

I'm aware now of what my dad used to say...."life is short boy". I've seen life change dramatically this year (for my mum and for others) and aware too of something someone  told me,viz., that "nothing stays the same".  


Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 00:04

Fishy, no flat cap, etc. Just 2 inches short of you  (happy with that as I wanted to be the height of a famous heavyweight boxer when at school)   and, eerily,  some of the posters are fairly accurate.  Have to re read the posts but he is an outdoor guy, pipe smoker and a ....hey....a fisherman.  Prob too a polite, well mannered guy

Fairy?  Strong, glowing tan, determined, small and outspoken? perhaps an expletive or two 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:51


Empty Space??

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:45

Astrantia star of billion is excellent.  For summer lomg flowering and very tall flowers check out jumble hole.  Love this one.

Hey!  Melancholy gentleman?  For description check out my latest thread 

Argentea not a favourite of mine

Lily of the  valley?  Yes, once established it will ruin local plantIngs.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:31

Had a phone call from local authority re my comments about the care home my mum's in.  A large number of changes from manager, her deputy, to way care is presented have been adopted.  I have noticed this past week or more that standards are so much better.  I said that all carers should have reasonable training re dementia and that on admission to a home the family should have a meeting with the care home to,discuss what happens,,what we should expect, etc.  This too is now in place.

Saw my mum today....she seems happy and content but a nearby residential a possibility for her.  Still unreal to talk to my mum now ...6 months ago she was sharp and clear thinking.

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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