Month: September 2023

Small is beautiful – a bit, a little bit – a strange leaflet

[tta_listen_btn] Timsbury Monthly Village Market We didn't have much in our diary for today but saw that the local village of Timsbury was holding a  market between the rather strange hours of 9.30 and 11 30 in the morning.   Since we had not been before we thought we would check it out. The event was much smaller than we expected with six or seven stalls selling bread, decorative flowers,...

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Dog*** – what an assembly – a helping hand – Jungian therapy

What have dogs done to deserve all this association? Dogmatic  Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner: Doggerel Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature. Going to the dogs  Criminals and social outcast were often expelled from cities and were sent to live among the rubbish...

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post operative day + smart meters

[tta_listen_btn] I went to bed last evening really tired. My eye was sticky so I thought I'd follow my own advice so 'in case of need just go to bed'. The danger symptoms we are told to look out for are flashing lights or floaters, if you feel sick or you vomit, if your vision becomes worse in operated eye, if your eye becomes more red, if you develop a continuous headache or pain none of these...

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Account of my cataract operation at the RUH

[tta_listen_btn] Dealing with noise  in public places Today is the day when I have my cataract operation. Since it is a procedure entirely new to me I had no views about it and no fears of it.  So great is my trust in the eye department  of the Royal United Hospital here in Bath, and so many operations of this type have been performed that there is no reason to fear. For some reason, we had to...

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Are we descendants of Bronze Age people? + ‘chemical foods’

[tta_listen_btn] I must admit that  my image of Bronze Age and other 'ages' people are more primitive than they may have been in reality.  I imagine cavemen with clubs. This portrayal I now see is far from accurate.  Were they less intelligent than us or just differently informed?   If we look at so-called primitive or indigenous societies today we find they are far better able to take care of...

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Reflections on 45 years of gardening

[tta_listen_btn] Memories of 45 years of gardening Today at 11:00 we trimmed a hedge for a local resident.  I always enjoy doing hedges if only to see the improvement of its appearance after my efforts.  For this we were paid £50.  I do not need the money but I need to be compensated from my effort. Why do I do gardening at all? I do it to keep fit. Power tools and their use are part of keeping...

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