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Tue 16-Jul-13
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We had Mullein moth caterpillers on our Mulleins last year- they eventually will eat all the leaves, and then burrow in to the ground to pupate.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Tue 16-Jul-13
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Ah the Mullein moth - such a glamorous caterpillar, such a boring moth. They do a tremendous job of wrecking the plants, which is fine unless you are trying to wavegrow them as a feature. (Verbascum doncherno)

Tue 16-Jul-13
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I apologise for changing the subject but I will do so.  I had an impromptu meeting with neighbours and friends this evening and I thank them all for engaging with me.  Even the young people from Georgia USA who smoked a lot of tobacco.  Ahem - my throat hurts and I was simply just breathing.

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Wed 17-Jul-13
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I think it is impolite to smoke a lot in the company of non smokers. Before my asthma was so bad and I used to go to my inlaws, my father in law would finish his meal and light up while everyone else were still eating. I was always having a go at him about it.  But you know my feelings on neighbours that smoke.

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Wed 17-Jul-13
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Quite a lot of smokers (I am an ex-smoker) seem to be oblivious to just how objectionable non-smokers find it, and don't seem to realise that we do not want to inhale their smoke or have our clothes smelling of it.  Two things that always bothered me, even when I did smoke, were smoking around food (a complete no-no as far as I was concerned) and in cars - how anyone can sit in a tiny enclosed space filled with smoke and fumes I don't know.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 17-Jul-13
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I used to hate smoky pubs! Now you cannot sit in the garden as that is where all the smokers are! Never thought France would ban smoking in bars either. Easy for me I know as I have never smoked but I do understand the addiction. I used to hate the way my clothes smelt.

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Wed 17-Jul-13
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Call from care home......your dad has not come home for lunch! He is always back in time for meals. Called ambulance service to see if he had been picked up, reported to police. Dad arrived back at home 1 1/2 hours late in a taxi. He caught the wrong bus, was found wandering and confused by a lorry driver who gave him a drink of squash and called him a taxi. He arrived back at the home still in a confused state. Called social worker who will get GP to check him out.
Very impressive the way the police and ambulance service kicked in so fast. I know at some point dad will completely lose the plot this makes that time feel nearer.

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Wed 17-Jul-13
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Oh Aly, that's worrying for you, glad he's back home safe now.  Is he supposed to go out by himself?

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Wed 17-Jul-13
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He goes into town regularly but has a firm routine. He is in extra sheltered care which allows him some independence. It may be dehydration or some infection but my concern is it is further deterioration. He is slowly fading and it is only a matter of time. It worried me to think of how frightened he must have been raising he was lost. Thank goodness the lorry driver was a decent person.

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Wed 17-Jul-13
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wave  So glad he is home safely Aly.  What a relief for you that the Services worked quickly and efficiently.  Good on the lorry driver for taking the time to help.  big_hug  to you Aly.  

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Sat 20-Jul-13
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Anyone who has netflix and likes stuff to do with medicine, there are some good talks filmed at TED on there. The series is called doctors on the cusp.

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Sat 20-Jul-13
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Oh Aly, that must be so worrying.  The poor chap, wasn't he lucky to have an encounter with that lorry driver though?  Fingers crossed.  big_hug

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Daughter visited him yesterday and said he is ok, no confusion. I think I was right that he was over heated and dehydrated. I just want to have him with me so that I can keep him safe! I know that is not possible but it is a constant worry. He is not ready for locked doors yet though, which would be easier for me. I want to preserve his independence as long as possible.

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