• 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.

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark yes, weedy, here. In my garden. 🙂  It’s like “muh-fashnik”

    I like weeds, actually -grassy weeds, though.

    I have a gardenia which, foolishly I added Dynamic Lifter to. The woman at the so-called nursery said “oh, ah” & it explains bright yellow spots a week later. I know it will die. I just know it. An arborist planted one next door…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark looking at what you recommended, and then checking the one local nursery still hanging on by its roots, we don’t appear to have it -or rather, they don’t. I’ll have another look around, though, thank you.

    Also, the small ‘violets’ -for want of a better description are easy to grow, even here, strangle everything if not snipped back (I…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark

    That was silly of me wasn’t it! “Oh yeah, terrific photos.”  So, Puro LOOK at it before commenting on the vinca!

    My response: “euw.”

    they look kinda weedy?  So, I’ve learned all about botany today & appreciate it mudlark. Thank you.  I’m attempting to grow more bougainvillea @JanetteB & definitely, rosemary thrives in the dry do…[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]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    that’s @idiotsavon above.

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant @bluesqueakpip Late to the party of sugar.

    Wondering if Diabetes is hereditary? Is remission something that lasts for a few years only anyway? I know with Cancer or Crohns (both with unknown etiology) that a few years only can be widely interpreted. Are sounds being made to indicate that the study mentioned would rid the body of Diabetes…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark

    Oh I LOVE drop scones! I’d never even heard of them until a friend of mine showed me almost 10 years ago.

    Jolly delicious.

    Puro

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant @winston

    that’s great history & I didn’t know an inch of it -or a pinch of it (salt) nor a cup of it (flour & sugar presumably).

    Aussies put a pinch of salt in their pancakes, whether savoury or not. The worst crepes I had was in Lausanne. Twice. For some reason between ’93 & 2009 I believed they’d improve. They were SO sweet I wanted to…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark

    I should have said the 5-8 thousand models are affixed to the house so they’re used for the entire property. Most people in this suburb have 3 or 4 bathrooms etc -2 kitchens even.

    Not us, though. Just two loos and one small kitchen but we do go thru a massive amount of water. I should look at my water bill and list it.

    Coffee grounds…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @Winston (sorry, I had a page of stuff & it vanished : Dr who Forum is not responding. etc etc).

    I use water from baths, washing machines, old water bottles -and I shower outside. Discreetly!

    Its desperate -north the big rains and south, nothing but dirt. It’s awful.

    @mudlark taught me how to treat my gardenia so thank you to her! I did have…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant @winston

    They are amazing. Gawd, no wonder pancakes are……intriguing. Oh boy, I’m salivating now! I can imagine thin pancakes with ricotta cheese and brown sugar mixed with berries and vanilla whipped cream….or, during a 6 month period where I stayed with friends on a farm every morning we had lemon and sugar on pancakes. They were…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    “ooh Maestro Prevvvinnn”. I had a professor during a post-grad course who was all about Previn. For some reason it took a few years for me to fall for him  -Vaughn Williams is one of most juicy composers of that century. Watery scenes, evocative & sense-laid.

    Puro.

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant

    my inner dummy spoketh

    Ooh, I’m averting my eyes now. They’re averted…..Whoa!

    🙂

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @Winston @pedant and @whisht

    Yes, that’s the one, isn’t it? The song people say “hang on, THAT’s Chicago??” Great stories about who wrote it, why they were struggling to complete the album & the name of the song as well.

    You can see Cetera still performing today but in a suit & tie 🙂

    But Kath was the prima donna guitarist with RSMag commenting…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant  @whisht

    Oh I know. His death popped up on my feed.  Such lovely memories of the whole band. Even dad liked them which says something (maybe)

    Thank you for the Jeremy Hardy. And Rebecca Front! And bees….And buttons.

    Phobias. That was actually very interesting.

    Puro

     

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 1

    so it’s been awhile and I’ve not seen this popping up in my in-box (my fault obviously).  I saw this last many, many moons ago.

    Above I read Castellan is very good….& is he played by Milton Johns?

    @JanetteB I agree -this was my bread & butter Who.  The actor playing Rodan tickles me. Do you recall an Aus movie The Getting of Wisdom? I think t…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @blenkinsopthebrave -me too! It was a late night of telly watching for the Puro Crew

    @mudlark Eyes, noses, next it’ll be ears! Glad your chest infection has diminished, however & thank you for the answer.

    Puro

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @ScaryB  your headline comment caused me to jump to this thought. For the wordsmiths out there & you know who you are – & @mudlark are you home yet?

    I see this headline:

    thousands demonstrate against Climate Change.”

    Is that the correct way to write: Climate Change is a THING & it’s bad so we protest
    ?  It could be read as “we’re protesting < …[Read more]

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