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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2009 1:10pm (Jun 7th 2009) edited
     
    When Jay lived in the states Kate, he used to love a little parcel of home style things, but the postage was usually more than the cost of the stuff I was sending. I had to stop doing it in the end.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2009 5:37pm (Jun 8th 2009)
     
    Here is a picture of one of the cross stitch pictures I did. Sorry it isnt a very good photo. You can even see me reflected with out looking to hard. Also pleaase excuse the dust I don't like dusting very much. Ha ha
      Img_5470.jpg
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2009 10:49pm (Jun 8th 2009)
     
    I like that, well done! (PS, I couldn't see any dust - if you want dust come and see my computer table!)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2009 10:31am (Jun 9th 2009)
     
    You mean that kind of dust you can't see - until you get visitors!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2009 3:41pm (Jun 9th 2009)
     
    Ha Ha ain't that the truth, yes thats the sort Ollie well described. Got it every where in my house Ha ha
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2009 4:29pm (Jun 9th 2009)
     
    What a clever lot you are!:clap::thumbup:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 7:27am (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    Nanny N that is just beautiful work, I love that puddy cat in the tree sprawled out like he doesn't give a hoot about the birdies!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 7:34am (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    I was pleased with it I must admit. I made it for Hubby's birthday he hadn't a clue about it, it took many a being stuffed in the cupboard real quick moments. I do love counted cross stitch as you start with a totally blank piece of fabric and every thing is stitched. I am doing a bird table at the moment it is a real big one and very involved, I havent done any for many months now so must get it out and get started again.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 2:52pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Very cool photos peeps, NN that is brilliant!

    random Q: Does anybody elses' eyes change colour? Because Ber noticed on the bus that mine do and was really freaked out by it, and nobody else believed it...They change between green, blue and grey depending on the light i think.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 4:13pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    Depends on what you wear too, Red; mine are a bit like that - from battleship grey to sludge green!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 4:59pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Red

    random Q: Does anybody elses' eyes change colour? Because Ber noticed on the bus that mine do and was really freaked out by it, and nobody else believed it...They change between green, blue and grey depending on the light i think.


    My eyes used to change from brown to green, not sure why though.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 5:01pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    Mine often go from brown to red all depends on how much sleep I have had ha ha
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 7:00pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    ...or how much drink...:drinkparty:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 8:19pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    yes that as well hee hee
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 11th, 2009 12:43am (Jun 11th 2009) edited
     
    Mine do a bit.. from blue to dark-blue ring to greyish to a bit greenish.

    Wikipedia has an interesting article on it (Eye colour).
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 11th, 2009 8:16am (Jun 11th 2009)
     
    I had an intersting thought, how many babies do you think you have delivered Ollie ?
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 11th, 2009 3:42pm (Jun 11th 2009)
     
    I love having my own online midwife...

    waiting for the bill!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 9:38am (Jun 12th 2009)
     
    We keep a register of all the babies. Mine runs into the 300s. Working in community for all but the first three years considerably reduced attending births.
    There is a lot more to the job than catching babies. In fact I much prefered the 'caring'

    Babies are birthed. Pizzas are delivered.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 2:06pm (Jun 12th 2009)
     
    Oops my mistake Ollie!!!!!!!!! but don't think we had Pizza delivery when mine were born.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 3:59pm (Jun 12th 2009)
     
    When my baby comes that will be his birthday, So how come noone give him a birthday card!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 5:42pm (Jun 12th 2009)
     
    Pizza's aren't delivered - not if you live up a 300 yard footpath...:(
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 6:20pm (Jun 12th 2009)
     
    Three hundred or more little babes that's a lot Ollie.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 8:15pm (Jun 14th 2009)
     
    Is it only me or has anyone else made a daft mistake while multi tasking?
    Grandad North loves jelly with sliced banana in it so thought I would make him one this morning, boiled kettle, decided to make myself a coffee at the same time. Poured boiling water into jelly and in coffee mug. Got the milk and poured it into the jelly Opps it looked mega nasty, but luckily I had another jelly in the cupboard = One happy Grandad North.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 8:57pm (Jun 14th 2009)
     
    so funny. wounder what it would of taste like...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 9:00pm (Jun 14th 2009)
     
    I don't know Sara the milk curdled and it look like sick so didn't taste it !! My Mum used to make us milk jellies when we were small I don't know how she did them though. They looked and tasted lovely
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 9:03pm (Jun 14th 2009)
     
    I made breast milk ice cubes once. Coz i had loads milk i had to freeze..
    My brother was living at my flat at the time..
    When i walked in on him and his mates. I asked what they where drinking.
    Fizzy pop with ice cubes....
    BUT I DIDNT HAVE ANY ICE CUBES.......
    They didnt drink any more.. heheh
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 9:04pm (Jun 14th 2009)
     
    Ha ha that's real funny
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 9:06pm (Jun 14th 2009)
     
    Did u ever have green custard with choclate pudding when u was at school?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 9:41pm (Jun 14th 2009)
     
    No sounds like nasties to me, what did it taste like? I used to go home for lunch as we didnt live far from the school.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 3:42am (Jun 15th 2009)
     
    My mum made milk jelly but I think she used evap, not real milk. Was it real milk or skinny milk,NN?
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 10:24am (Jun 15th 2009)
     
    NN sorry forgot to add. It was mint green custard.

    I asked my hubby if he had it when he was a child.

    We grew up over 200 miles apart.
    He said yes he had mint green custard and cho pud at school.

    We looked every where for green custard. couldn't find any.


    So he made some with mint and green food colouring. REALLY NICE. My daughter said it looks like pea soup..
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 2:48pm (Jun 15th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Chocolate custard :hungry:
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 6:09pm (Jun 15th 2009)
     
    You could make any really. I just thought that they made green custard that you could buy. I was wrong..
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 6:23pm (Jun 15th 2009)
     
    They do Green Eggs and Ham!!!

    Try Borders or Smiths...
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 7:49pm (Jun 15th 2009)
     
    eeerrrrrrrrr
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 8:11pm (Jun 15th 2009)
     
    It's a kids book Sara.
    Just one of a series that my children read over 50 years ago and still going strong.
    The books that is.
    The kids are flagging a bit now and feeling their age.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 10:44pm (Jun 15th 2009)
     
    It was semi skimmed milk CC that I accidently put in the jelly. I will have to have a look at the old evaporated milk cook book I got somewhere. It used to belong to my Mum so that might just be it. I will let you know just got to find the book first.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 11:31pm (Jun 15th 2009)
     
    I think Mum just whisked jelly with evap and water...I'll ask her on Thursday when I take her shopping. Or when she rings me up in the middle of Corrie to finish her crossword...:\
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 8:25am (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    ok thanks I do have a tin of evap in the cupboard. I forget what I got it for now, something I was going to make and then forgot about knowing me.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 11:19am (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    I imagine the jelly would have to be somewhat cool when you add the milk....
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 11:22am (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    will be interesting to find out I will make one when I do and let you all know.... thinking about it I will have a look for that book think I know where it will be...........
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 11:29am (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    If you're talking about the same stuff we made once in primary school, I think you might have to whisk the evaporated milk first so it's really frothy then whisk in the jelly and you get a fluffy mousse-ish thing. Or is that a different recipe entirely?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 12:05pm (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    Yes Victoria that sounds like it.... real light and fluffy I had a look for that booklet but could not locate it. I have it somewhere but it is old now so it might be tucked in another book to keep it's pages together.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 6:18pm (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    That sounds exactly like the stuff 'mother used to make' (supposed to be said in Northern accent, of course!)
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 7:12pm (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    Northern accent that i have ...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 7:37pm (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    How come? N'hampton's not that far up!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 7:41pm (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    I come from preston near blackpool.. lances.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 7:54pm (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    Ah, I thought you were N'hampton born and bred - like The Menace !
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 11:41am (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Nope. Cant you tell from the way i write..
    I say shut door,
    Hubbys says shut THE door.

    I say pants Hubby says trousers..

    Yes i moved to northampton about 9yrs ago.
    Was in northampton a couple months. Met hubby in a club.
    Marryed him 11months after we met, Been together 8 yrs this july 7th.
    Love him to bits.

    Photobucket
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 4:21pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Bless - what a nice couple you make!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 5:04pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aw bless ya both :)
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 8:24pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Thank you,xxxxx
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 1:45am (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    You guys are so CUUUTE!!! :) Good on ya!!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 11:28am (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    Thank you what do you guys look like???
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 6:29pm (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    A cross between the Goodyear Blimp and a frizzle chicken on acid.:crazy:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 1:56am (Jun 22nd 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: saraThank you what do you guys look like???


    Hmm I'll try a find a photo..don't have anything recent that I know of... How about when Leon (my Son) was 3?

    I also have a photo taken by said 3 year old of hist parents.. I'll scan them in...
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 2:15am (Jun 22nd 2009) edited
     
    A very long time ago...NOT taken by 3 yr old (he was 6 or 7 by then) .. :)..a little later... I believe taken at Canada's Wonderland..


    fam
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 2:23am (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    Leon at 3 (he's 17 now)

    l3
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 3:16am (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    oh great jonny it is fun to post pics. see my latest in Post yer Pics!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 10:16am (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    Jonny nice to put a face to your name. Is that Mrs Jonny.. And your son is cute.

    Trevs mum im going to find you pic, put a face to your name...
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 12:11pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    Posted By: saraIs that Mrs Jonny..


    That WAS Mrs. Jonny...now X .. but we are great friends still!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 1:53pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    Good to many people fall out. Better to have loads of friends.. Good boy Jonny..
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 7:41pm (Aug 10th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    random Q:

    What were the general policies of Old Labour, particularly about the working class & education?

    I've searched the web but can't find anything useful. Any Uk'ers help me? :-\
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 9:57pm (Aug 10th 2009)
     
    Er, dunno Red!!! Was it about getting equality for them, particularly education - but that's a guess. They were all for sticking up for the working class, taking from the rich to give to the poor. Kinda lost their way when you look at how they've treated the bankers!

    Can you mail your local Labour party office and ask them for 'classic' literature? Or look for something about the old prime ministers. How old is 'Old Labour'? Are we talking pre-war or pre current gov't?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 10:26pm (Aug 10th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Kate! As for how old...I don't know :-\

    We're expected to know it for ed studies, but I've gone over all the lecture notes, the readings and searched online and can't get the answer...*growls*
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 10:35pm (Aug 10th 2009)
     
    The term old Labour usually describes the social-democratic values, objectives and policies which predominated in the Labour Party until the triumph of Tony Blair and his faction in 1994 - a mixed economy with a substantial public sector, extensive economic regulation, support for free collective bargaining and workers' rights, continuous improvement in the range and quality of public services including housing, rising public expenditure financed from progressive taxation and public borrowing, a redistribution of wealth from the rich to the middle and working classes, a permanently high level of employment, greater social mobility based on equal opportunities for working-class children and an expansion of civil liberties and democratic rights.

    However much they lacked boldness and resolve, previous Labour governments saw themselves as representatives of workers and their families while also governing in the national interest. The main aim of social democracy was to improve the lot of the working class without rupturing society by breaking from capitalism.

    True, this approach involved Labour governments in shameful compromises and abject surrenders. In particular, they carried out foreign and military policies that served the interests of British imperialism both as an independent force and then as the junior partner of US imperialism.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2009 5:17pm (Aug 11th 2009) edited
     
    Old Labour were good old-fashioned socialists. This shower are :steaming_poo:...
    I bet Tony Benn has something on the web somewhere about it. Certainly his diaries might help you.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2009 11:08pm (Aug 11th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks all!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2009 12:49pm (Aug 23rd 2009)
     
    Random question: What's the oddest thing you've had to walk around a busy town/city with?

    I was given a large marrow the other day and with no carrier bag to shove it in I had to walk through tourist-filled streets trying to work out how best to carry it - overarm?, underarm?, like a baby?...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2009 5:33pm (Aug 23rd 2009)
     
    I've walked up our (public)footpath with a mantrap...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2009 6:21pm (Aug 23rd 2009)
     
    Ha ha that's funny about the marrow Victoria, and what on earth were you doing with a man trap CC ?
    I think the oddest thing I have ever had to carry was one end of a long ladder, very difficult getting round corners with out getting in the road.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2009 7:22pm (Aug 23rd 2009)
     
    I have a mantrap under the harpsichord.
    Doesn't everyone?
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      CommentAuthorhello people=p
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2009 8:21pm (Aug 23rd 2009)
     
    um random question: if forks (from twilight =D) is a small town in america under near constant cover of clouds and rain, does that mean bolton and bury, a small pair of towns near manchester in england, is the british version of forks? lol its raining... both here and on the cam =D
    chickes are sheltering and sleeping.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2009 9:27pm (Aug 23rd 2009)
     
    No I haven't got one CC but then again I haven't got a harpsichord either but I do have a digeridoo in the attic !!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2009 10:42pm (Aug 23rd 2009)
     
    N.N. = " a digeridoo in the attic !!! "

    That sounds rather spooky - or rather erotic!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 24th, 2009 4:52am (Aug 24th 2009)
     
    Posted By: nanny northI do have a digeridoo in the attic!!!

    Is that like bats in the belfry?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 24th, 2009 10:17am (Aug 24th 2009)
     
    Yes CC it sure is batty to have one up there. It was a joke Christmas present to Grandad North many years ago. It is only spooky Ollie as it is full of spiders in the middle of it now.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeAug 25th, 2009 2:08pm (Aug 25th 2009)
     
    Random question of the day:
    Is there anything I can use to convince the wasps to stay away from me and my plum tree. I have not even been able to get near my plum tree to harvest a single fruit yet.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 25th, 2009 2:21pm (Aug 25th 2009)
     
    I don't think there is Init, that's one of the draw backs from having a plum tree the wasps sure do love them. Is it a Victoria plum? I only had five fruits on mine this year as I moved it poor thing. It was a bit to near my neighbours boundry and he can be a tad pernickety so before he whinged I dug it up and shifted it away. I didn't think it would live as it was a begger to dig up and I had to cut away several huge roots.
    If it is a victoria plum you can pick the fruit as soon as you see the first few wasps as they will ripen up once picked. Dont pick them if they are not feeling juicey though. leave the hard green ones and check them the next day and so on.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 25th, 2009 4:04pm (Aug 25th 2009)
     
    The News says that this is a bumper year for wasps and they will get more aggressive until the weather gets a lot cooler.
    So keep away, or get one of those suits.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 25th, 2009 10:03pm (Aug 25th 2009)
     
    Yes I read that as well Ollie but had forgotten till you mentioned it. We haven't had hardly any here and touch wood it stays that way.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 25th, 2009 10:51pm (Aug 25th 2009)
     
    Are wasps less active in the morning or evening? Might be worth googling to give you an idea of when its safe to check your plums! (ooo er missus!!)
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 2:11pm (Aug 26th 2009)
     
    Sadly, all the plums hve gone now. The wasps had them all.
    I had no intention of going anywhere near that tree.
    I manage to keep the wasps out of the house by lighting joss-sticks and if I want to sit outside I light a couple of joss-sticks and stick then in the ground near me. I guess the wasps don't like smoke but I could not shift them off the plum tree.
    Next year I will stand guard over that tree. :-)
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 8:39pm (Aug 26th 2009)
     
    When we went to the coast a couple of weeks ago - a couple of cafe's had stratigically placed jam jards with the metal lids on with a wasp size whole peirced in the lid - I assume the had put some honey in it or something as there were loads of wasps in the jar and they didn't seem to bother us whilst we were eating. Yes I afraid I think they die in the jar, but Sorry to say wasps are one of my pet hates so I turned a blind eye to the dead ones at the bottom. Might be worht a go
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeAug 28th, 2009 8:24am (Aug 28th 2009)
     
    I know wasps have their uses but I find that I have started to develop a phobia aobut them, mostly because I'm allergic to their sting.
    In fact I'm tempted to find out if there is a way to tell if it owuld be just an allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock....or are these two the same thing.
    • CommentAuthorvolka
    • CommentTimeAug 28th, 2009 1:53pm (Aug 28th 2009) edited
     
    You can get imitation wasp's nests and I SWEAR by them - they really do work.

    They are a bit like those collapsible paper light shades you get but are wasp nest shaped and mushroom coloured. You simply hang it outside where it's silhouette can be seen - ie, not in amongs tree branches or against a wall (a branch that sticks out from the tree is best or even the washing line).

    Wasps have very good eyesight and when the rangers go out to find food sources for the rest of the colony, they can see these "nests" from quite a distance and steer clear because they don't want to encroach on another colony's territory.

    It's true, it works - and you can have a clear conscience from not killing anything or using chemicals.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 28th, 2009 5:55pm (Aug 28th 2009)
     
    Yes, I've heard excellent things about those fake nests too, Volka. It was on Three Counties Radio
    only this week. Try to get one of those, Shobhna!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 28th, 2009 7:09pm (Aug 28th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oooh, i need to carry one of those around with me! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 28th, 2009 9:50pm (Aug 28th 2009)
     
    Anaphylactic shock is an extreme reaction to an allergy, so they're not the same but the one can cause the other if that makes sense. Usually (though not always so beware) it takes a couple of exposures before it is deadly serious, but those early exposures can be very very unpleasant so heed their warning and if necessary be prepared - speak to your doc about carrying adrenalin if he/she thinks its necessary. I don't know if they can do tests to determine if that is needed or not.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2009 2:03pm (Sep 2nd 2009)
     
    Volka and CC, great advice. I'll google for these and get one.

    Kateb....do you think the Docs will listen to me if I tell them that the last time I was stung, I was quite ill and for a few days. I'll speak to my Doctor brothers first so I don't have to waste time in our Surgery. After all, a Doc or 2 in the family have to be of some use. :-)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2009 11:27pm (Sep 2nd 2009)
     
    Nice to know you've finally worked out what use a brother can be too! LOL!! Don't forget that American medicine is different to ours - they have private insurance so will do all the tests and prescribe all the drugs, here we do just what's necessary and no more! But they should be able to tell you whether you need to worry or not.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2009 9:27am (Sep 3rd 2009)
     
    In that case, I'll wait till I get to America in December and then ask ikkle Bro to do the tests and let him pay. :-) He can afford it too.

    In the meanwhile will quiz big bro. for his advise in the UK.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2009 9:05pm (Sep 3rd 2009)
     
    Ah, sorry, thought they were both doc's in the US. Good plan though!
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2009 7:53am (Sep 4th 2009)
     
    I like to spread my family around, handy for free holidays :-)

    seeing big bro. in a couple of weeks...
    He simply has to come over to MK because he cannot resiste Hotel Chocolat so he uses his excuse of visiting me as his excuse to go shopping for more chocolate. :-)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2009 10:19pm (Sep 4th 2009)
     
    We've got one of those in Solihull too, but I still prefer Cadburys!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2009 4:32pm (Sep 5th 2009)
     
    Me too...:)
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2009 7:50am (Sep 6th 2009) edited
     
    I never say no to any chocolate shops my brother visits because I usually get a box of choccies.

    reminded me of a time, many many moons ago whe I got 'head-hunted- for some reason by Cadburys. I still don't knwo why but it certainly boosed my confidence.... :-)
    Anyway, I went for the interview, was rather flippant with my answers because I did not really want to go so far away to work since I lived in Hartwell, Northants at the time. They offered me the job and I turned it down ....they offered it again, promising to pay moving costs etc etc.....I turned it down again, then I had a phone call to say...but if you take the job, all the chocolates you want in the world will be free for you. :-)

    well........I did not know what to say. :-)

    I often think of that job offer.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2009 2:03pm (Sep 6th 2009)
     
    So would I...:)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2009 3:55pm (Sep 6th 2009)
     
    It must really boost your ego when you think of it Shobhna, how lovely to be chased like that! (Think how fat you'd be now though with all those chocolates!!!)
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2009 9:05pm (Sep 6th 2009)
     
    Yes, it did indeed boost my confidence in my ability to do a job but I think I'd go off chocolates for life if I was able to eat them every-day. :-)