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by fabindia
12 Jun 2021, 12:57
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Anyone her had success with 'bug hotels'?
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Anyone her had success with 'bug hotels'?

I built my first bug hotel this morning but not sure what to expect. Unlike the garden in our old house which was pretty wild, our new garden is very much suburban and is surrounded by other gardens that are in the main well clipped and neat. I am trying to encourage more bees, wasps, hoverflies and...
by fabindia
27 May 2021, 21:41
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

Gwenoakes wrote: 27 May 2021, 15:49 ... but everything just fine. YAY.
Strange isn't it? I know some people who had no side-effects with the first jab. All our immune systems and metabolisms are different.
by fabindia
27 May 2021, 12:00
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

I had my second jab yesterday and unlike Wendy, I have had no side-effects.

Our daughter and son-in-law had their first jabs this week. Andy was fine but Hannah was a bit rough last night.
by fabindia
27 May 2021, 11:57
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 71464

Re: How does your garden grow?

Mo wrote: 27 May 2021, 09:43 Neither, they popped up by themselves. .... The primrose clump has got bigger ....
I don't mow the top of our garden where our orchard is and it is full of primroses, bluebells and other wild stuff. It is also where I keep our bees so great for them too.
by fabindia
21 May 2021, 22:44
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Eurovision - love it or loath it?
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Eurovision - love it or loath it?

I must admit I'm a fan of the over the top spectacle Eurovision has become but I think Wendy can take it or leave it. I remember the time when all the singers sang with a live orchestra which was interesting from the point of view of identifying who realty could sing live. There's so much pre record...
by fabindia
17 May 2021, 18:25
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Will you be hugging?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Will you be hugging?

With the easing of restrictions, will you be hugging family, friends or perhaps even strangers? In reality, this shouldn't be about what the government says we can and can't do, but rather at a personal level how confident we can be given what we are told about rates of infections, effectiveness of ...
by fabindia
16 May 2021, 12:06
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Rick Stein's India
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Rick Stein's India

Just started to watch the whole series again as first time round only watched one or two. The book that goes with the series is Rick Stein's India - In Search of the Perfect Curry. 'Curry' is a foreign concept in India as virtually no one uses the expression. Rather than curry, they would say gravy,...
by fabindia
16 May 2021, 12:01
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

I see from the news that this new 'Indian' variant seems to be more transmittable. Hopefully, the current vaccine will still protect against it.
by fabindia
10 May 2021, 17:55
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

Wendy is a lot better today, back normal really. So fortunately looks like the side-effects last about a day, which is good as I have my second jab in a couple of weeks.
by fabindia
09 May 2021, 11:35
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

Wend had her second jab yesterday at about midday. She was feeling a bit rough by evening and is really poorly again this morning so still in bed.

Hopefully, it is just a 24 hour thing. Still, better than getting Covid I suspect.
by fabindia
06 May 2021, 17:01
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Made Amritsari Chole for dinner
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Made Amritsari Chole for dinner

As with all Indian food it is a bit of a faff on but as usual worth the effort. Basically, you soak your chickpeas (the Chole) overnight then pressure cook them with a couple of tea bags thrown in. These turn the chickpeas a dark brown. Then you cook onions and tomatoes and add your aromatic spices,...
by fabindia
03 May 2021, 12:42
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

I spoke to an old friend in Bangalore, India yesterday and his wife has had one dose of the Astro-Zenica vaccine as manufactured in India and he has had two doses. The situation in India with regards to the availability of vaccines is pretty dire at the minute but apparently he got his through their...
by fabindia
01 May 2021, 23:13
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Line of Duty!
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Line of Duty!

Final episode tomorrow night!
by fabindia
26 Apr 2021, 17:39
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 668

How many of you have had your second jab?

Mrs Fab and I don't get our second one until towards the end of May. On a positive note even one jab appears to give good protection against serious illness.
by fabindia
26 Apr 2021, 16:44
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Edible Flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Edible Flowers

albertajune wrote: 26 Apr 2021, 13:53Also a list of flowers that are poisoners.
The poisonous ones are good to know too.

I've always fancied foraging for wild mushrooms but never felt I could identify the good ones from those that might kill you. )reap(

Will check out the Thompson and Morgan website - thanks.