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by fabindia
16 Sep 2021, 18:08
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: My little dog Angel
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: My little dog Angel

Good to hear that it might not be anything.
by fabindia
15 Sep 2021, 17:38
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: 9/11 tv documentaries
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: 9/11 tv documentaries

I watched the one on BBC that timelined the day with George Bush. Very interesting how they got on to Air Force One and in the air quickly because the security forces believed there could have been a direct attack on the president.
by fabindia
15 Sep 2021, 17:32
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Had my double hernia op yesterday!
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Had my double hernia op yesterday!

In the late 1990s, my line manager at work went in for a hernia op - was off for work for over 3 months due to complications I think the only option back then was open surgery, were the surgeon cuts opens up the area and stiches everything back in place. My surgeon did mine via keyhole surgery, so ...
by fabindia
15 Sep 2021, 12:28
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Had my double hernia op yesterday!
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Had my double hernia op yesterday!

An early start as I was asked to be in by 7:15am but on the up side was first on the list for my surgeon. In theatre by 8:45am talking to the anaesthetists one minute, next out for the count. Awake in recovery by 11:00am. They thought my post op blood pressure was a bit on the low side so I was kept...
by fabindia
23 Jul 2021, 15:18
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Escape to the Chateau
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: Escape to the Chateau

I'm a real fan of 'The Repair Shop'. They have some amazing stories and do great job bring back old and broken treasures back to life.
by fabindia
19 Jul 2021, 19:28
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Back home.
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Back home.

Hope you are a bit better now and wishing you all the best.
by fabindia
04 Jul 2021, 09:45
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

Hi Graham - see my recent post here - http://www.downthelane.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=57271 Wasps can be a worry in sheds and garages but if left to their own devices aren't usually a menace. Incorrectly, people think that the numbers of wasps increase in the autumn but the reality is the was...
by fabindia
28 Jun 2021, 21:57
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Bees and Wasps
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Bees and Wasps

I did get a local man in to remove them, as they terrified me. I must admit I'm not the greatest fan of wasps. I certainly have had more wasp stings than bee stings, even though I keep bees. That said, I know they do a great job catching garden pests - it is estimated that each summer, social wasps...
by fabindia
26 Jun 2021, 10:40
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Bees and Wasps
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Bees and Wasps

There's been a few posts lately on our local Facebook group about who to get in to remove bees and wasps, and generally people seem pretty uninformed about bees and wasps. So I thought I'd put together my take on what is/isn't a problem. First wasps. Now these generally aren't a problem to us humans...
by fabindia
25 Jun 2021, 12:00
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: what's in my wheelbarrow
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: what's in my wheelbarrow

kitla wrote: 25 Jun 2021, 07:02 Ha, ants are great opportunists. I reckon if humans disappeared ants would soon take over all our stuff!
{rofwl} {rofwl}
by fabindia
12 Jun 2021, 12:57
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Anyone her had success with 'bug hotels'?
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Anyone her had success with 'bug hotels'?

I built my first bug hotel this morning but not sure what to expect. Unlike the garden in our old house which was pretty wild, our new garden is very much suburban and is surrounded by other gardens that are in the main well clipped and neat. I am trying to encourage more bees, wasps, hoverflies and...
by fabindia
27 May 2021, 21:41
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

Gwenoakes wrote: 27 May 2021, 15:49 ... but everything just fine. YAY.
Strange isn't it? I know some people who had no side-effects with the first jab. All our immune systems and metabolisms are different.
by fabindia
27 May 2021, 12:00
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

I had my second jab yesterday and unlike Wendy, I have had no side-effects.
Our daughter and son-in-law had their first jabs this week. Andy was fine but Hannah was a bit rough last night.
by fabindia
27 May 2021, 11:57
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 227
Views: 79429

Re: How does your garden grow?

Mo wrote: 27 May 2021, 09:43 Neither, they popped up by themselves. .... The primrose clump has got bigger ....
I don't mow the top of our garden where our orchard is and it is full of primroses, bluebells and other wild stuff. It is also where I keep our bees so great for them too.
by fabindia
21 May 2021, 22:44
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Eurovision - love it or loath it?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Eurovision - love it or loath it?

I must admit I'm a fan of the over the top spectacle Eurovision has become but I think Wendy can take it or leave it. I remember the time when all the singers sang with a live orchestra which was interesting from the point of view of identifying who realty could sing live. There's so much pre record...