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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    Amen to that.

    Things can strike you down at any time, whether you are fit or not. You can jog, go to the gym, diet etc but you can still get something nasty happen out of the blue.

    A good friend was rushed to Hospital, a couple of weeks ago, with a ruptured bowel. She was fit and healthy, liked to walk, didn't drink and ate sensibly, yet this happened. She is in a poor state, in an induced coma for 3 days, has a bag fitted and a few days ago, one of her lungs partially collapsed. God willing, she will pull through but what a shock.

    Make the most of the time you have because you don't know what's around the corner.
    Sorry to hear about your friend, I hope she makes a full recovery. The good thing about being fit to start with is that her body should be in better shape to aid repair.

    You are right though, you can't plan for everything, you just have to not live under the cloud of thinking it could happen and deal with it the best you can it if it does, the positive thing is that the unexpected won't happen to most people.

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    Just took a mountain of stuff to the council tip. Loads of timber offcuts, bits of roofing and panelling, old kids bikes, etc. Garden beginning to look better now. Still a way to go to restore normality though.

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    Not much growing in the garden just now. The hedges I trimmed, some weeks ago, still look tidy, so there's not a lot to do. I would like to get out and tidy up a bit but there's not much point as all the leaves are still due to come down, undoing my work.

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    Just had a visit from a robin redbreast in front garden. Must be getting into winter afterall. I like Robins.. tough little birds
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    In the Spring, we had two of the little fellas, one at each end of the back garden. One was very friendly, sitting with me whilst I worked, often just 6 inches or so from my feet and a couple of times he sat on my boot. I would whistle and he would whistle back. Like having a friend in the garden. The other Robin didn't come anywhere near me - very aloof.

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    Thats great ... shows it trusted you. you must give off a good vibe;birds are quite astute on trusted friends. They do like worms of course too.
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    Yes, the worms and insects I disturbed would have been welcome. What fascinated me was the way he appeared to talk with me. Sitting there with his head cocked to one side whilst I talked and whistled, then he would chirrup back to me. Hope he returns this Winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    Not much growing in the garden just now. The hedges I trimmed, some weeks ago, still look tidy, so there's not a lot to do. I would like to get out and tidy up a bit but there's not much point as all the leaves are still due to come down, undoing my work.
    ashamed to say , we have a fab gardener to do our lawns and gardening . done today and looks wonderful . it gives him some work and frees me up to transform other places and gardens
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    We have a couple of Polish chaps doing our lawns. It's far too much for me and doesn't make any sense for me to do it. They charge only 40 a go and it takes them just 45 minutes. If I did it, I would need to buy an expensive and large mower, have it serviced twice a year, fill with fuel and it would wear me out. Far better to pay them, have a chat and marvel at their speed.

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    I was toying with the idea of doing a bit in the garden. Well past what I call teeshirt weather though. Might have a bash later.

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