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Curmudgeon' s Corner. I blame it on the heat.



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,293
    Whatever happened to "You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die."   All my grandparents were always saying that. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 741
    edited June 2018
    The irony/tragedy is that all this anti bacterial paranoia doesn’t do any good at all for their immune systems. Get them to wash their hands when they come in/go to the loo or before eating and they’ll do just fine like the millions before them, and the millions in the rest of the world. I imagine it’s a UK/US thing mainly, I can’t imagine that it’s like this in the rest of Europe 

    @B3 lol, I bet there is something similar already on the market 
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,344
    While I was working in a maternity unit, I answered the phone to more than one woman wanting to know if it's safe to eat curry when you're pregnant/breastfeeding?  My usual answer was:. "It doesn't seem to do millions of Indian babies any harm.". Another woman rang in a panic to tell us she'd swallowed a plum stone.  Yes?  "But I'm pregnant!". Yes?  "Well, what about the baby?!". Relax, the baby's in your uterus, the plum stone is in your digestive tract, they don't join up.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,293
    We had a traditional farmhouse kitchen ... piglets being brought back to life by being warmed in the Rayburn bottom oven, orphan kids being bottle fed in the old tea chest under the stairs ... bits of hay and straw all over the place no matter how often Ma tried to sweep up ...  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,648
    The anti bacterial products are on sale here but I don't watch French TV or read French papers or magazines - except gardening - so I have no idea if they're advertised everywhere.  I expect the hygiene/bugs/dirt thing is more prevalent in cities and towns where people are disconnected from nature.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,378
    It’s all about control so my OH says, they can control the masses better if they are scared. 😱
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 14,421
    What I think is sad is watching parents in the supermarket who are obviously not well off wasting their money on cheapo bottled water that probably came from a tap in Peckham Springs.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • It is hard to fathom how the world (or our part of it) has changed so much in a generation or two.  My girls, now in their early thirties, spent most of their toddlerhood summers stark naked in the garden, covered in mud, building "worm farms" or collecting bugs in an empty paddling pool.  They resembled Stig of the Dump for anyone else old enough to remember.  

    Whatever happened?
  • LauraRoslinLauraRoslin Posts: 496
    I'm in Birmingham and we get our water from Wales.  The stuff in the bottles isn't nearly as good so I don't waste my money.
    I wish I was a glow worm
    A glow worm's never glum
    Cos how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your bum!
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 741
    Oh blimey, don’t start me on bottled water! Surely the biggest swindle in the history of mankind 
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