• winston replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Craig

    Well that’s very difficult, but as your neighbour says, you really can’t save everyone. Nor can you always be in the right place to save them. And sometimes it takes a few gentle words, kind words, particularly if you happen to know the person relatively well. Or a bit.

    I remember, nearly two years back at 5 am my mum being told, “Oh, get…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Sorry for the late responses to you all @pedant @janetteb @whisht @mudlark @winston @thane16

    Thank you for the kind words but I hope, actually I believe, it’s something anyone could and should do. As I said, I have no training, it just takes a bit of nerve to go up and talk to a stranger. It might take even more nerve to call up a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB @Blenkinsopthebrave @Craig @pedant @missy @winston

    Paging anyone anywhere..

    mate of mine is taking a last minute contract at university for 1st years where the topic is, basically, modern Australia. She’s wondering if anyone can add ideas as to what concepts or items are icons for Australia (forgive my bad gramma but it’s “Australia…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant indeed yes, this track showed his comedic quality when prior it was all “take me very seriously intensity.”

    Whistle Test -know it well. Various faculties had access to whole boxes of recorded cassettes!

    Time was a beast, though.

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant

    Well, normally I’d agree but Meatloaf is TGOAT -his inspiration only from Zeus. Karla is Hecate. Or….something.

    She’s unbelievably good isn’t she?

    And I think, I think, Paradise is the best rock song ever written, actually.

    Closely followed, of course, by Wilde’s Kids in America…. (Seen recently in S2 of Killing Eve)

    Puro

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant  @craig

    Absolutely phenomenal, wasn’t she?

    Two nights ago we were watching a Doris Day movie (hadn’t done this in AGES) and when we awoke the next morning, found out she’d died.

    A genuine talent to be missed.

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant You beat me to it. But here’s the beautiful clip from ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’.

    Truly one of the greats.

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @craig

    Absolutely. You did a wonderful thing. A necessary thing. I think @whisht‘s idea of speaking with the Samaritans yourself -if you feel you may need to – is top advice.

    Also, what @pedant said -it’s rarely capricious.

    It must have been difficult to do & you could’ve looked the other way. You turned towards them, Craig.

    Puro and Thane.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant – oooof – that’s strong, but yeah.

    Don’t be hurt if I don’t find a song to match your reply though!

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So, I saw on the news that a known racist and bigot in the UK, has had milkshake thrown over him on a couple of occasions recently and thought “I wonder would @pedant approve?”

    ;¬)

    Anyway, here’s something…. provocative in completely other ways.
    {ahem}

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16  @janetteB

    I have a strong suspicion that we are not talking about the same plant. The vinca minor in @pedant ‘s photo and the vinca major which lurks at the back of my shrubbery – aka lesser and greater periwinkle – are the common varieties in these parts, native to Europe and adjacent regions,  and they are low growing hardy, e…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Winston indeed the pix! @pedant is a brilliant photographer & if I’m miserable about not going further afield -beyond my fence, in other words -I look at the photographs. It’s real mastery of the craft.

    Thane & Puro

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteB @mudlark @winston

    Did someone mention “vinca”  ??

    Part of my gardening work (motive: helps with pain relief; as the garden sits VERY close to the footpath & we have a large tuckeroo,  judiciously taken care of, – but presenting a tendency to naughtiness: it doesn’t like to share the water) was to double dig & work on my soils For t…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant

    Scrub my tentative identification above; it’s evident that my visual memory is becoming less reliable. Yesterday, working in the garden, I came across some Greater Periwinkle lurking at the back of the shrubbery – it rarely flowers, which is why I tend to overlook it. With that as a more immediate basis for comparison I can confidently…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Happy Earth Day to everyone! I hope you all got a chance to get outside and enjoy the little piece of earth that is yours. My little corner is filled with song birds and ducks and turtles and even a local beaver (we call him Justin) living in our creek. The earth is truly a marvelous place to be. We showed her our love by picking up a big bag of…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant

    Periwinkle certainly, but without a measure of scale it’s difficult to be certain whether greater (vinca major) or lesser (vinca minor).  Judging by the shape of the leaves alone I suspect that it is probably vinca major. The leaves of vinca minor are narrower and more lanceolate and the plant as a whole, needless to say, is smaller. One…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant

    The way I’ve been feeling lately, Madlark wouldn’t be entirely inappropriate.

    It’s definitely not Dog Violet, although that was my first thought until I took a closer look.  Ground Ivy was the next thing that came to mind, evoking memories of my rural childhood, but considering how long it is since I last saw the latter I did check in…[Read more]

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