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



  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 840
    I have one child who pretty much from birth wouldn’t get dirty... finger painting, mud, wouldn’t splash in a puddle in case he got wet, despite my frantic efforts. It was me making mud pies lol! He’s still the same... hates the beach because you get sandy, creatures make him squirm etc. My daughter on the other hand used her spade to eat the sand from the sand pit, laid down or sat in puddles as jumping wasn’t emersive enough and is often found in her wellies and dressing gown (dressing is so overstated!), covered in wood ash preparing potions with her homemade wands (they have painted pigeon feathers in the end)... she’s wild and it’s great!
  • LauraRoslinLauraRoslin Posts: 496
    Flinster, my niece and nephew are like that.  My niece explored everything, jumped out of trees, jumped in pools,physically fearless.

    My nephew, on the other hand .... scared of his own shadow since birth, bless him.  

    My niece is now travelling through Europe, aged 18, with a friend from Uni.  My nephew, 16,  is at home with his parents playing on his PS4.
    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!
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 840
    Yes! Screens are safe lol! To be fair to him, my son has high functioning autism so it’s just his sensitivities, the way he is. My daughter is also on the autistic spectrum, but has different issues.. dirt and nature aren’t one of them lol!
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,369
    Can anyone identify this please? I had to take the photo from space, sorry its blurry. It's the green dot next to the other green dots. I think it's probably japanese knotweed because my neighbour said he once saw japanese knotweed and that was green as well.

  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 840
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 6,969
    My boyfriend thinks it's a flesh-eating triffid, I think it's a pansy. Could you settle the argument?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 6,854
    Oh, l thought it was a flesh eating pansy? 
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,765
    Poor Pansy 
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,101
    I resent your attitude. 
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 741
    Please help. I recently removed an old Medieval knot garden and had it replaced with turf. I’ve just used 63 boxes of Evergreen 4 in 1 on it, (the box said only to use 2 teaspoonfuls but I presume instructions are only for decoration) and now it’s looks like the aftermath of a global thermo nuclear war. Will it regrow, should I add more Evergreen 4 in 1?
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