COLD DARK ROOM

Cathie G

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And now for the CDR vacation. Pull up your armadillo, think thoughts of warm weather and higher humidity and head to Singapore on this day in 2020.


We started with a walk round the Singapore Botanic Gardens where we saw the ancestor of every chicken, wild red junglefowl, monitor lizards, turtles (unidentified), orchids.
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Then went to the newly refurbished Raffles Hotel for the most amazing afternoon tea.
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The two of you are so sweet. I think that's my favorite picture but the tea party looks wonderful too.
 

Lyn W

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AARGH!!!! WHY CAN'T PEOPLE CLICK ON THE FULL IMAGE BUTTON WHEN POSTING PICTURES? I spend the majority of my Forum time 'editing' posts to enlarge the pictures! ***Picture Yvonne here screaming and pulling out her hair***
Sorry Yvonne I thought I was saving website space.
They will enlarge if you click on the thumbnails - at least they do for me.
 

Lyn W

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I always do full image. So it is better to do than thumbnail, or are members not choosing either?
I chose thumbnails to save space on the thread because they can be enlarged easly enough if you click on them. Another window opens with them and then you just close that to get rid. That's always been my experience anyway. Just as well I don't post many.
 

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Planned for my birthday next month :)

Unlikely 😂


She’s been living here since September and, aged 27, we are starting to get on each other’s nerves a bit. It wasn’t her plan to stay so long... just until she was able to get a flat nearer her new office.

She’s chronically untidy and I just couldn’t handle the mess any more. If I try to raise the subject I am accused of shouting at her. If I tidy up I am invading her privacy... even in the lounge. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t keep a super tidy house. But I do put rubbish in bins or the recycling rather than drop it on the floor and I don’t leave shoes and clothes where I took them off and then walk round them for days on end.

At a low moment, after having cleaned the house because my cleaner can’t come, I dumped in a text message to her and JoesDad about wanting them to care about our home, my home, the way I do. Nothing rude. Nothing shouty. Just an appeal from a very sad feeling heart.

Daughter took it personally and ended up sobbing. JoesDad used his best diplomatic skills on the theme that “Mum was bound to snap sooner or later and she chose to text rather than shout this time”. We hugged that evening.

Yesterday was better. She’s absolutely blitzed her room and her brother’s room that she’s using as her home office in his absence. I have been allowed to help by clearing her [email protected] from the lounge and dealing with laundry and rubbish shovelled out of her bedroom door onto the landing.

We are communicating again thank goodness. I had a very bad day... I am not right, but I am a lot better.
My son and I are like that too. My home doesn't have to be spotless but it has to be tidy and orderly. I have a rabbit living here. You can't just leave things laying around when you visit. After being here more often they are understanding a bit better but we did go through some similar stuff. My eyes are peeled looking for forgotten items and I do remind them. I also remind myself. I don't want a dead rabbit because me or them forgot to pick something up.
 

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Sorry Yvonne I thought I was saving website space.
They will enlarge if you click on the thumbnails - at least they do for me.
Yes, but a lot of them take longer to enlarge than I'm willing to wait. and then after they've enlarged and I want to get back to the thread my back arrow takes me completely out of the thread and back to 'new posts' where I have to start over and scan to find where I was. Don't forget, I do most of my Forum stuff on the Kindle and it's not exactly user friendly.
 

Lyn W

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Hey guys.... guess what....

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Do you know how old s/he is?
I read about him in your other thread.
I hope you manage to get his beak sorted out soon as it could affect his eating and be quite painful for him. Did you see the post about an overgrown beak this weekend?
 

Cathie G

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Yes, but a lot of them take longer to enlarge than I'm willing to wait. and then after they've enlarged and I want to get back to the thread my back arrow takes me completely out of the thread and back to 'new posts' where I have to start over and scan to find where I was. Don't forget, I do most of my Forum stuff on the Kindle and it's not exactly user friendly.
That happens to me on my phone. A LOT more than I like. Usually it's because I clicked the wrong back for the application that was used in the post. If that makes sense.
 

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That happens to me on my phone. A LOT more than I like. Usually it's because I clicked the wrong back for the application that was used in the post. If that makes sense.
Sometimes the enlarged picture has a back arrow or an X , but a lot of times it doesn't.
 

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Soooooo, TFO is pretty much the only online Forum that I mess about in. Recently, I thought that I would find a “Woodworkers Forum” to see if i should join in the fun there too...

Found a pretty active forum and I recognize many of the names from YouTube are posters. I see they too experience the pain of providing lots of good info to beginners, only to have the NOOB say, nagh, I’ll just do what i want.

An example...

Bear with me while a vent for a moment.

Dr X, you are the second “Noob” to post a question about handling green wood this week. You are also the second “Noob” to state that while you appreciate our advise you plan to ignore it. You’re going to go ahead and work the wood green. If you learn best by being stubborn, making mistakes, and plan on making them despite pretty good advise, why would you waste our time by asking?

Successful woodworking will require patience, if you don’t have any you may consider another hobby.
 
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