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Everything posted by bottledcherryangel

  1. I don't think I'd reheat food a second time. I'm a great beleiver of using eyes and nose to decide if food is OK. I ignore useby dates. If it doesn't smell and isn't discoloured or mouldy, it gets eaten here. Where has all this fuss about rice come from? I remember the days when a buffet wasn't a buffet without the ubiquitous rice salad, which was hanging around for hours, and then put in the fridge and taken out again several times, over then next couple of days until it had all been eaten.
  2. Aww. I haven't heard the name Orakiah before. What is its origin?
  3. That's so nice. I like that dark red colour. Very christmassy.
  4. I MUST finish a pair of socks that have been troubling me for at least 3 yrs.
  5. I love these Scandinavian dramas. They are bleak and so is the scenery, which appeals to me. I know what Daphne means about there not being many actors from that part of the world. Jan Meyer, Blix and Theis L"Ooops, word censored!"n keep cropping up all over the place.
  6. For some people it is Christmas every day - they have the house done up like Santa's Grotto and eat turkey every day. They don't seem to come to much harm - but I don't think they get out much. lol
  7. Poor you. I think you should speak to the secretary at the first opportunity and stress that your symptoms are no better, in fact they are worse.
  8. I think his mother must have had more than a nodding acquaintance with a Pekin Bantam. Apart from the comb, he looks as if he has some pekin in him.
  9. Amen to that. Cooked banana is I tried banana cake once. Never again.
  10. I thought it had been banned over here because it was found to be carcinogenic.
  11. When they are in lay you will find them much easier to handle as they will crouch for you when you approach. Much easier for you to do any or treatments inspections in daylight then. Occasional handfuls of chicken scratch as a treat will tempt them into coming towards you willingly. If you sit very still, you will have them eating out of your hand, literally. lol
  12. How funny that your adult ducks have eyes only for each other Lewis, and that the duckling appears to have bonded with the golden hen. When people say that ducks are noisy and messy, they aren't kidding but I guess when you did your research, you made note of this. The information about amorous drakes is also very true.
  13. How kind and responsible of Rosie (your daughter?) to care enough to see her friend safely home. It is sad enough when they get hammered at night, but even worse when it is during the day.
  14. Even though you are sympathetic, it is bothering you. I agree with the people who have suggested that you block her, or exclude her from your groups. Anyways, you might want to impart your news to your FIL yourself, and she is getting in the way of this, unintentionally or not. Took me a while to work out what a FIL is.
  15. We always had roosters when I was growing up, and some of them were really mean. I remember my grandpa wringing the neck of a particularly vicious roo which attacked my younger brother. I guess it all depends on your circumstances, but I would say that they are pretty calm in their first year, perhaps giving a false sense of security, and much more aggressive when they are fully adult.
  16. I take the opposite view and remove the aggressor. The idea being that after a good spell away from the others, she will have lost her place in the pecking order. It is always worth checking over the victim to see if she is being targeted because she is off color.
  17. Ain't that the truth. It is horrible when people are nasty online, for no good reason. I'm glad you are feeling happier. Stick here, kid.
  18. No darling, sadly not. When "old people" are put in homes, it is because those who could/should care are of the belief that they cannot. This is a reminder that we live in a very individualistic society without the values of religion to back up our moral arguments. To be put to sleep when you reach that stage is the euthanasia argument and is very contentious. I just wanted to say that I am incredulous that this has gone unchallenged on this, of all forums. The words 'holier than thou' and 'judgemental' have been tossed about in the thread. When someone lays down such exacting standards for the posts of others, perhaps they should apply them to their own comments. When my elderly but beloved relative was put into a care facility, it wasn't a lightly taken decision, but one that had to be taken for his safety as well as that of others. To log on to this forum to find a random stranger making such a sweeping and offensive statement has quite shaken me up.
  19. I hope your hen is OK - I laughed out loud at the fox 'poo' tale, causing my colleagues to glance my way.
  20. Hi again. Thank you for replying. It just smells of ammonia. She is going about her business in a lively sort of way, but I'm pretty sure that she is no longer laying. I guess I'll have to see what happens. Is the urates situation likely to be ongoing do you think or is there something I can give her to help her get over it?

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