Search found 1617 matches

by gavilan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone read a good book lately ?
Replies: 93
Views: 17060

Re: Anyone read a good book lately ?

for some interesting comments on contemporary issues: 'Gulliver's Travels' ... 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and ' Restaurant at the end of the Universe' ...
by gavilan
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

I do have some experience of dementia: my mother had dementia; I was involved with Carer's Network Westminster for some years where I frequently met carers (unpaid family members or friends) who were looking after persons with dementia and I still have a close friend who works for Alzheimers Society.
by gavilan
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

my point of view is that whatever physical/mental state someone finds themselves in, there is a human being, a person, an individual inside/underneath and we need to respect/support s/he within ... and, as por commented ...' ... writing off people who will be someone’s mother, grandma, uncle, husban...
by gavilan
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

to return to the discussion re old people in care homes: seems to me that those who wish to have an end to their lives should be able to do so (with legal/family assistance if necessary) but to label/stereotype such persons as 'Most are in care homes for a reason such as dementia. Not just memory lo...
by gavilan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

and maybe the virus ,which has stopped us in our tracks, is actually giving us the opportunity/time/space to review/reconsider/rethink how we live
by gavilan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

olive .. no commentappearrs from you at 1.41pm ... on my screen it shows comment from me at 12.50 to one from Beachcomber at 2.11pm
by gavilan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

here's an alternative scenario: we should have ignored lockdown (the fittest will survive), not bothered about wearing gloves or masks (conflicting advice re effectiveness), nor had regard for social distancing as is a waste of space ie eat, drink and be merry with as many friends as you have ... no...
by gavilan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

I wasnt asking you to justify your opinions ... I was asking what you would have done differently ...
by gavilan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

DA I was not being 'pushy and indignant' ... I was interested to hear from Beachcomber his take on this ... and what he meant by 'farce'
by gavilan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

we havent heard from Beachcomber yet ... maybe I made the mistake of referrring to a 'health crisis' ?
by gavilan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

Lavanda: I am happy with your suggestion ...
by gavilan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

sorry to go back to 21 June but something Beachcomber wrote then has been on my mind ever since ... he wrote: 'The whole thing is a complete farce and I mean the whole thing.' ... I would like to ask him ... ?how would you have managed such a health crisis... ?what would you have done differently? ....
by gavilan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Plants that Eat Flies
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Plants that Eat Flies

might be easier to buy/hang one of those sticky fly trap papers?! ... not pretty to look at but effective!
by gavilan
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: ?when to scatter seeds?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: ?when to scatter seeds?

methinks the best thing to do then ... scatter half of the seeds now ... save the rest for Autumn ...many thanks for your comments ...
by gavilan
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: ?when to scatter seeds?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

?when to scatter seeds?

there is a hot dry bank behind my place .... have been collecting nasturtium, hollyhock and nigella seeds ... mehtinks to scatter them around that bank... ?do I save the seeds til Autumn or scatter them around now? ... any advice welcome ...
by gavilan
Fri May 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: CAR ITV - Whats going on??
Replies: 57
Views: 3112

Re: CAR ITV - Whats going on??

ok so june itv now delayed til jan 2021 ... but ... do I try to make an appt now for that january date ... or ... wait til near that time?
by gavilan
Mon May 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 3641

Re: Made in China

DA re cheap Chinese lump hammer versus more expensive Spanish one ... the first one will break soon and you will have to buy another ... so 'cheaper' to buy quality ...

as I said before, it's not the country you buy from or boycott, it's about the quality/integrity/care for workers etc
by gavilan
Mon May 18, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

the problem with 'dont buy anything from China' is that it seems close to racism to me ... also, not a question of who/where made it but the quality/integrity/treatment of workers etc ... but do think to focus on what can be produced within each own country makes sense ... DA ?were the kicks and scr...
by gavilan
Mon May 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

I have no sympathy for anyone, of any generation, who bought into this consumerist, capitalist system/life style ... and got us into the mess all of us are in today ... this is a big wake-up call ... start thinking alternatives NOW
by gavilan
Mon May 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42108

Re: Coronavirus

Beachcomber ... ?not sure who you are referring to when you say : 'the lives, livelihoods and lifestyles of future generations have been devastated over the past few weeks mostly by people who have considerably less time on this earth in front of them than they have behind them.' I would also add th...