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  1. garjo

    Plant ID Help Please

    Horse tail or sometimes called maretail, it's a weed and difficult to get rid of
  2. We have a next box near the house, covered by virginia creeper. Anyway noticed about a month ago a wren going in the box regularly, then noticed another bird which now identified as coal tits going in the same box. This has been going on for last few weeks, which thought was strange. The frequency of visits increased when it became obvious there were chicks in the box. Initially thought there must be two nests - one in the box and another in the creeper. Tried looking for another next and could not find one. Got home last Thursday and found there were two chicks which had fledged from the nest box on the patio - both were clearly coal tits. After a couple of minutes waiting it was clear that they were being fed by the parents (coal tits) and also a wren. The wren was feeding the chicks along with the coal tits, at times it got aggressive towards the coal tit parents. This went on for an hour or so until dusk. Again in the morning the wren was there feeding the chicks. I never heard of this before – thought someone might know
  3. Thought this was interesting obituary about an English gunmaker http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/12062188/William-Roper-gunmaker-obituary.html
  4. He [david byrne] and fatboy slim have just made a musical based on the life of Imelda Marcos -not sure if its in the uk yer. Understand its got good reviews .
  5. My brother died in March - died of alcholism -tried to get help but in the end came too late. Agree the person has to want to change themselves -seeing someone die from alcholism is absolutely heartbreaking - feel so sorry for his family
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    favourite books

    Kes - Barry Hines, also if you can find it The Gamekeeper by same author - year in the life of Gamekeeper Saturday Night, Sunday Morning Again + for Catch 22
  7. This is in local press: www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/11209347.Appeal_for_shooting_ground_to_become_a_graveyard/
  8. Might be worth googling this. We have had some houses near us done - look fine at first until now after cple of years there are rust spots - also understand coudl create problems with condensation.
  9. Its strange how you can along thinking life ain't too bad and then bump. For me: it all started a year tomorrow when my brother pulled bloke off tree - who had committed suicide; brother in hospital - seroiusly ill; shortly after I end up in hospital - one opreation later and loss of 4st in weight I`m now recovering; Dad ill throughout the year and dies in September; brothers wife leaves him. Year ended better - brother loses £20 note in the street - after searching bloke pulls up in van asks him if he's lost anything and hands back his £20 he had found - sort of restores your faith in people. One thing I`ve learnt is not to take abything for granted. Best wishes PW members for New Year.
  10. Gave up alcohol just over 6 months ago for medical reasons - feel much better and don't miss at all. I`ve also seen the effects of alcohol abuse on close family members - so good luck mate
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    From drinking weekends - beer, wine etc - now given up completely. Some of it because of medical reasons mostly because seen the damage its done to members of family. Result - lost 3 stone, feeling healthier and bit better off money wise.
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    Gimlet -agree - I know a lot about alcoholism from personal experience - yes it can be fatal - so is acute pancreatitis - it depends what type it is and how bad the attack - mortality rates vary between 10 - 20% (% depends which doctor you speak and as I say type of pancreatitis)
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    Had acute pancreatitis myself - very painful - most common causes are gall stones - leading to removal of gall bladder or alcohol (not necessarily excessive alcohol use). I`ve just had gall bladder removed - now recovering. Wouldn't be related to the weather - just coincidence. Can be a very nasty illness - depending on degree of the acuteness.
  14. Hello mate- sorry to hear about illness. I had acute pancreatitis in March and just had operation to remove gall bladder removed - so think I know what your going through. The pain from the pancreatitis was incredible - triggered by gallstones. Early days and touch wood - I`m hopefully getting there. Best wishes and feel free to pm if you want any further info. Ta. Gary
  15. garjo

    Pub name wanted

    Terry - Bree Louise or the Doric Arch (used to be called Head of Steam -right next to Euston) - haven't been to either for ages.
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