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JoesMum

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Good afternoon/morning all.
The weather has been cooler so much more comfortable and we've had some good rain showers the past few days - more typical of UK weather.

I went for a melanoma follow up yesterday and ended up having to go back today to have a mole removed from my shoulder. The doc saw it yesterday and was concerned about the shape of it, so it had to go.
It's a bit sore as you'd expect when someones been digging about in your shoulder but otherwise I'm fine. They are doing a good job of keeping an eye on me.
Hope you're all OK and havng a good week so far. I can't believe it's Wednesday already!
All is explained. JoesDad has had a few removed over the years. He is a redhead and has many moles in all shapes, sizes and colours. He gets them checked annually by a dermatologist who describes JoesDad’s skin as “fascinating“… this isn’t necessarily something you want to hear from your dermatologist 😂 Fortunately all those removed have proved not to be cancerous so far when biopsied.
 

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Hello all

It’s been a few days so I had better account for my absence.

At the rescue we are still in the thick of the baby bird season. My absolute favourites are these baby wrens that we have reared pretty much from the egg. Do have the sound on. They peep away at us constantly and seem to eat their own bodyweight in food hourly.

The video was last Tuesday and today they’re starting to look more grown up. Their appetites haven’t diminished though!
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We went away glamping for a few days over last weekend. We were staying in a bell tent on the Knepp Estate in the neighbouring county of Sussex. The Estate has stopped farming intensively and is a huge rewilding project where deer, English Longhorn cows, Exmoor ponies and Tamworth pigs are being used to manage the landscape and wildlife is flourishing.

This was our accommodation - no electricity, but a proper bed and a fire pit which we could cook on… or there was a communal outdoor kitchen we could use.
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Some of the land managers:
Fallow deer buck
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English Longhorn cattle
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Tamworth sow
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Red deer stag
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And this is the landscape they’re managing
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Knepp is full of birds,butterflies and other animals and their real stars are the White Storks that have established a breeeding colony there. They’re the first to breed in Britain for hundreds of years
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The weather for the weekend was perhaps not the best. We started out on Friday in hot sun, but the forecast for the actual weekend was dire… thunderstorms and heavy rain. Luckily, we dodged the storms on the Saturday. Sunday was a total washout. Monday was fair again and overall we had a lovely time.
What a beautiful place!
Lovely pics.
Oh ni! Not you too. That was the downside of our weekend away. The bed was so soft that my back and neck hated it. I went to the physio/osteo on Wednesday and return next week. I am better than I was, but things are generally stiff and sore round my neck and shoulders
Hope you're feeling better now too.
 

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All is explained. JoesDad has had a few removed over the years. He is a redhead and has many moles in all shapes, sizes and colours. He gets them checked annually by a dermatologist who describes JoesDad’s skin as “fascinating“… this isn’t necessarily something you want to hear from your dermatologist 😂 Fortunately all those removed have proved not to be cancerous so far when biopsied.
Thank goodness, hopefully mine will be fine too when I get the results.
 

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Linda: You're so lucky Joe's dad will do thing s like that with you. I was married for 27 years and in all that time we never once did anything I wanted to do. It was always what HE wanted to do. Not even something simple like go for a walk.
 

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All is explained. JoesDad has had a few removed over the years. He is a redhead and has many moles in all shapes, sizes and colours. He gets them checked annually by a dermatologist who describes JoesDad’s skin as “fascinating“… this isn’t necessarily something you want to hear from your dermatologist 😂 Fortunately all those removed have proved not to be cancerous so far when biopsied.
My family is really fair skined too and many with red hair or blond. A couple have had melonoma. This subject hits home.🤗
 

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I am so mad at my neighbours!:mad:
Another neighbour told me they've been washing their bins and their yard with bleach and washed it all out into the lane across the end of my garden. It stinks of bleach out there and I can see by the damp, foamy ground how far down the lane it came. I've found about a dozen dead worms already so I hope any frogs or newts out there weren't caught in the deluge. It also soaked into the end of my garden - my wildlife camera picked it up briefly, but I don't know if I can upload it to show you. They washed a load of dead maggots out their last week also killed with bleach. They are such ignorant selfish, people. I may contact their housing association because it's affecting my property.
I wish they would disappear.
 

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I am so mad at my neighbours!:mad:
Another neighbour told me they've been washing their bins and their yard with bleach and washed it all out into the lane across the end of my garden. It stinks of bleach out there and I can see by the damp, foamy ground how far down the lane it came. I've found about a dozen dead worms already so I hope any frogs or newts out there weren't caught in the deluge. It also soaked into the end of my garden - my wildlife camera picked it up briefly, but I don't know if I can upload it to show you. They washed a load of dead maggots out their last week also killed with bleach. They are such ignorant selfish, people. I may contact their housing association because it's affecting my property.
I wish they would disappear.
You should if you can remain anonymous. Just saying that because it's less stress for you. Here if you report something like that you are automatically anonymous. If it's affecting your property it's affecting your other neighbors too.
 

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You should if you can remain anonymous. Just saying that because it's less stress for you. Here if you report something like that you are automatically anonymous. If it's affecting your property it's affecting your other neighbors too.
It would be hard to stay anonymous as it's only my garden it affects so they would know it was me.
I don't think the other neighbour who saw it would want to get involved.
 

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It would be hard to stay anonymous as it's only my garden it affects so they would know it was me.
I don't think the other neighbour who saw it would want to get involved.
That's too sad. I can't say I would if I were you. Only you can make that decision because you know best what they are capable of. What's crazy is the maggots they had to clean up. Can you report that some way? Just an idea of city, town, or environmental laws.🙏
 

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That's too sad. I can't say I would if I were you. Only you can make that decision because you know best what they are capable of. What's crazy is the maggots they had to clean up. Can you report that some way? Just an idea of city, town, or environmental laws.🙏
What they are doing is polluting the lane, so I could contact the Environmental Health but to be honest they take so long getting things done it's a bit of a waste of time. I may email and see what they say. Their landlords - the housing association - would be best because they have rules and a dept. that deals with anti social behaviour.
I'll sleep on it and decide tomorrow.
I'm still house hunting but there's been nothing suitable for a while. :(
 

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What they are doing is polluting the lane, so I could contact the Environmental Health but to be honest they take so long getting things done it's a bit of a waste of time. I may email and see what they say. Their landlords - the housing association - would be best because they have rules and a dept. that deals with anti social behaviour.
I'll sleep on it and decide tomorrow.
I'm still house hunting but there's been nothing suitable for a while. :(
Darn but I know what you mean. Where I live I could do it and remain anonymous. But maybe if you told the whole story to the housing association and set up a way with them to get your neighbors caught in the act? Maybe the association would start watching them and catch them without involving you at all. You'll have to feel all that out to see if the association is actually as aggravated as you with your experiences. I always think that if possible don't reveal what you're doing to stop people that are definitely evil.🤗
 

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Darn but I know what you mean. Where I live I could do it and remain anonymous. But maybe if you told the whole story to the housing association and set up a way with them to get your neighbors caught in the act? Maybe the association would start watching them and catch them without involving you at all. You'll have to feel all that out to see if the association is actually as aggravated as you with your experiences. I always think that if possible don't reveal what you're doing to stop people that are definitely evil.🤗
Talking to them directly doesn't do any good, she and her husband back each other up and hurl abuse, so it's best to go straight to the authorities.
 

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On a more positive and cheerful note, I just found out that my nephew and his wife in Las Vegas are expecting their first baby - a girl! :<3:
Sad that we won't get to see a lot of her when she arrives, but fantastic news to have a new addition to the family. They're excited and nervous but they'll be great parents!
 

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On a more positive and cheerful note, I just found out that my nephew and his wife in Las Vegas are expecting their first baby - a girl! :<3:
Sad that we won't get to see a lot of her when she arrives, but fantastic news to have a new addition to the family. They're excited and nervous but they'll be great parents!
That's wonderful. I remember when they got married. It was soon after I joined the TFO. If I remember right they met on a cruise. It's a real love story.🤗
 

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That's wonderful. I remember when they got married. It was soon after I joined the TFO. If I remember right they met on a cruise. It's a real love story.🤗
That's right - Sam was an engineer on board the cruise ship and Amy was a dancer when they met. He's still an engineer but on a much less glamourous ship now and has to spend longer away from home. We are all delighted for them.
 

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Good morning all,
It's a grey day here and less windy, but we've got off very lightly compared to areas of the South of England who've been battered by Storm Evert. I didn't even know a storm was forecast for any part of the UK and it seems it caught a few people out.
@JoesMum - hope you've not been too badly affected, Linda.
 

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I did get the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine today. It was my very first flue shot in my life. So far my arm isn't even sore. We'll see what happens. My biggest problem is most of the symptoms of having a reaction is stuff I go through anyway. That's why I always have second thoughts about anything they give me. How am I supposed to know when it's just more of the same. I'm still glad I did it. I prayed and pretty much know the good Lord said do it. Somehow this vaccine reminds me of the polio and small pox vaccines I had as a child. So woohoo 🎉 When I told my lung doctor that I intended to use a mask for the rest of my life in public, he told me I wasn't wrong. This year the regular flu was virtually non existent.🙂
I've received both vaccine shots, and did not have any reaction...
 
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