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Old 15th Mar 2018, 01:26
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Shame really, hifly ... I shoaly do lubber good pun-fest and you are a ferry worthy opponent. I'll stow it before someone has a seasure.

True, fleigle ... I haddock good idea someone might mention that so I thought I'd throw a couple in just for the halibut. I'll clam up now ...
Here's one cartoon just for you Bluey

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Old 15th Mar 2018, 07:20
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Brilliant, ric!! That was mint!

Karearea I do hope your daughter makes a swift and complete recovery ... as I'm sure she will with you there to look after her. Brain injuries are such a worry but I'm sure the hospital would never have released her into your care if they had any serious concerns. Please keep us updated on this.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 07:50
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All the very best wishes to your daughter Karearea.
I lost track of the number of times that I spent a night in A&E with my
eldest daughter after losing to the horse. I did get to inspect the Air
Ambulance from close up on a couple of occasions though. Worrying though isn't it ?

Both Mrs HF and I are very slowly improving. Still existing on paracetamol
and hot drinks. The sooner this goes the better.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 08:10
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Thoughts and best wishes Karearea. Our daughter is just coming out of two years of ill health and thankfully will be none the worse for it. A few days of family nurturing will be just the thing for her.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 08:50
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At home with dad, she's in the right place, Karearea. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

Chucking it down at the moment - tea being drinked.

That is all.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 09:24
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... on chimney sweeps, read the small print on the bottom right corner of the van's back door
We had a very good mobile fishmonger who would deliver whatever fishy delicacy you wanted. His van was emblazoned with his company mission statement.....

'Fish so fresh the next of kin are yet to be informed'.

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Old 15th Mar 2018, 09:52
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Karearea, thoughts and prayers with you and your daughter in these difficult times.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 11:33
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Hound update. The new hound has been with us 4 days now and is settling in well. I mentioned before that she was a helping or service dog. She was trained particularly to provide assistance to severely autistic children. This has resulted in a few funny moments. For example, if she sees a child, she will trot over to it in that peculiar Labrador waddle adopted to counteract that overly heavy wagging tail, sit by the child and expect to be stroked.

Yesterday, after football training, sproglette 2, dumped her kit on the floor and Hound, diligently took dumped kit and put it in the washer! Didn't sort the colours though so some additional work required.😀

One problem has been that, despite the fact that she walks perfectly to heel without a leash, she refuses to walk on a leash. Work in progress there.

Altogether a delightful addition to the family and a good companion.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 11:43
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Perhaps some of the most rewarding moments of acquiring a new hound is watching them settle in. We got our first sight hound, ex racing greyhound, over 30 years ago. She had never used stairs, seen a vaccum cleaner, a washing machine, TV, radio, anything really so it took a bit of time. She followed us everywhere around the house and it wasn't unusual to be having a pee and see an enquiring head appear around your leg watching what you were doing. Only took a few weeks and she reverted to what retired hounds do best. Eat, sleep and fart.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 20:09
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A lab sampled 200 different bottled waters.
93% were found to contain micro-particulate plastic.
On the basis of that testing, the W.H.O. is now investigating.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 20:18
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Plastic microbeads have been in toothpaste for years. Don't suppose drinking another few will make much difference.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 20:33
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Apparently in shampoos and the like as well. There is evidence they are making it into the food chain, with no food value attached. Really need more plastics in the oceans.


The concern with the bottled water is the startling high levels of contamination.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 21:22
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"The concern with the bottled water is the startling high levels of contamination"

Never understood the reason for the purchase of large volumes of bottled water in most civilised countries when the tap water is perfectly safe to drink. By comparison it is HUGELY expensive and has few of the controls required of potable water system providers. (In the UK at least).
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 21:32
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In 1979 I was astonished by the quantity of bottled 'aqua miserably' being transported across Southern Italy.
Of course the habit for bottled water arrived here and is now an epidemic.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 04:08
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That pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida. Only installed last week, not open yet and now collapsed with loss of life underneath.
They are wondering why an un-laden "instant bridge" with an unsupported 950 ton span over an 8 lane roadway collapsed.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 07:23
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hiflymk3, jimtherev, Bluey, handsfree, WilliumMate, 4mastacker, larssnowpharter - thank you each so much for your kind thoughts and wishes. I have read your messages to my daughter, who never intended to garner such international attention.

(In the interests of full disclosure, I should share with you that I am the Mom, rather than any-other-type-of-person-in-the-role-of-parental-caregiver )

Again, thank you all.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 07:55
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Karearea, Oopps , sorry, put me foot in it ...again!!

Morning folks,

Wet outside, porridge for breakfast then off to me canal.

Must remember to buy some flowers for Mrs 4ma as it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow - gotta keep in her good books.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 08:14
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4mastacker all good. Happy wedding anniversary.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 12:31
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Hehehe ... that's the problem with "gender neutral" names, Karearea. I often get called "sir" too but it's okay with me. I hope your daughter is doing well and feeling a bit better by now, she's certainly in the best possible place.

Happy anniversary, 4ma and Mrs. 4ma ... have a wonderful day full of happy memories.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 13:18
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Oh no! Bluey I called you sir, apologies, but I did enjoy our recent pun fest. I have similar pun fun with my Mother-in-Law.

4MA Congrats to you both, Mrs h and I celebrated our 30th last month.

An incident outside our house this morning. Police pulled over a van, So & Sos Dog walking & Grooming. While one officer was dealing with some paperwork with the van driver, the other was holding the leads of a couple of dogs. I was tempted to go outside and say to him. "A good lead, good collar." But I didn't want to interrupt an officer in the course of his duty. The van was towed away and I assume walkies was a bit longer than anticipated.
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