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Old 17th July 2019, 01:01 PM
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The weather I know it is always good in Spain at this time of the year but we have had exceptional weather for about 4 weeks now, could do with some rain now.

At the beginning of the heat I was checking a plant, wobbled over and gashed my shin on a heavy stone plantpot. wasn't healing good but kept ignoring it. Sometimes with a plaster or putting Savlon on. Now about 4 weeks so saw my GP yesterday. Was given antibiotics and then it was dressed by a Nurse with some impregnated stuff on it. Have to change the dressing half way through the week and return next week. Was impressed because I was also given a brand new pair of scissors.

Going to rest the leg on a sun lounger, read a book and forget about the usual crap

May also break the sun over the yardarm rule too!
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Old 17th July 2019, 01:10 PM
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The weather I know it is always good in Spain at this time of the year but we have had exceptional weather for about 4 weeks now, could do with some rain now.

At the beginning of the heat I was checking a plant, wobbled over and gashed my shin on a heavy stone plantpot. wasn't healing good but kept ignoring it. Sometimes with a plaster or putting Savlon on. Now about 4 weeks so saw my GP yesterday. Was given antibiotics and then it was dressed by a Nurse with some impregnated stuff on it. Have to change the dressing half way through the week and return next week. Was impressed because I was also given a brand new pair of scissors.

Going to rest the leg on a sun lounger, read a book and forget about the usual crap

May also break the sun over the yardarm rule too!
Oh no, hope you're ok and it heals up better now and doesn't turn more serious.

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The weather I know it is always good in Spain at this time of the year but we have had exceptional weather for about 4 weeks now, could do with some rain now.

At the beginning of the heat I was checking a plant, wobbled over and gashed my shin on a heavy stone plantpot. wasn't healing good but kept ignoring it. Sometimes with a plaster or putting Savlon on. Now about 4 weeks so saw my GP yesterday. Was given antibiotics and then it was dressed by a Nurse with some impregnated stuff on it. Have to change the dressing half way through the week and return next week. Was impressed because I was also given a brand new pair of scissors.

Going to rest the leg on a sun lounger, read a book and forget about the usual crap

May also break the sun over the yardarm rule too!
gin and tonic has in it a very good antiseptic ingredient, I believe it's called alcohol.
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The weather I know it is always good in Spain at this time of the year but we have had exceptional weather for about 4 weeks now, could do with some rain now.

At the beginning of the heat I was checking a plant, wobbled over and gashed my shin on a heavy stone plantpot. wasn't healing good but kept ignoring it. Sometimes with a plaster or putting Savlon on. Now about 4 weeks so saw my GP yesterday. Was given antibiotics and then it was dressed by a Nurse with some impregnated stuff on it. Have to change the dressing half way through the week and return next week. Was impressed because I was also given a brand new pair of scissors.

Going to rest the leg on a sun lounger, read a book and forget about the usual crap

May also break the sun over the yardarm rule too!

Condolences.

Last week my neighbours Nela and Carlos went to Madrid to help their daughter who gave birth to a daughter last Sunday. I was left in charge of two dogs as well as my own two, eight chickens and the irrigation of all of the things that grow on this quite large shared parcela. It didnt help that last week saw some unseasonably hot weather.
Almost everything you can name is grown on our land, figs, olives, oranges, lemons, pomegranates, peppers, tomatoes, avocados, bananas, grapes etc etc.
I gave a lot of eggs and fresh produce to friends.

Takes your mind off the less important things, for a while at least. Like Boris Johnson, the OOPG Trump, Nigel Farage, irritating persons in general.

The threat of BJ and his no- deal Brexit has caused a drop in £. How low can you go when/if the real thing happens. .

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The weather I know it is always good in Spain at this time of the year but we have had exceptional weather for about 4 weeks now, could do with some rain now.

At the beginning of the heat I was checking a plant, wobbled over and gashed my shin on a heavy stone plantpot. wasn't healing good but kept ignoring it. Sometimes with a plaster or putting Savlon on. Now about 4 weeks so saw my GP yesterday. Was given antibiotics and then it was dressed by a Nurse with some impregnated stuff on it. Have to change the dressing half way through the week and return next week. Was impressed because I was also given a brand new pair of scissors.

Going to rest the leg on a sun lounger, read a book and forget about the usual crap

May also break the sun over the yardarm rule too!
Glad you're feeling better - dangerous places those gardens, I was viciously attacked by a cactus yesterday, I was walking past minding my own business and the blighter jumped out and stabbed me! I expect it is the same here with the heat and humidity as it was when we lived in Thailand, you have to take cuts and grazes seriously as they can get easily infected. Alcohol (not the good stuff, the stuff you get from the Farmacia) to clean the wound, antiseptic, dressings and keeping the injury dry is what I do for even the slightest little scratch.

Talking about danger, I thought some Oleander bushes would make a nice hedge, we have those fake hedge panels and 80m of new wall is out of our budget at the moment. I looked them up on the Internet thingy and found out that they are 100% guaranteed to kill you, dead, toes up, bucket kicked, not pining for the fjords, brown bread. Bar-Stewards!

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Condolences.

Last week my neighbours Nela and Carlos went to Madrid to help their daughter who gave birth to a daughter last Sunday. I was left in charge of two dogs as well as my own two, eight chickens and the irrigation of all of the things that grow on this quite large shared parcela. It didnt help that last week saw some unseasonably hot weather.
Almost everything you can name is grown on our land, figs, olives, oranges, lemons, pomegranates, peppers, tomatoes, avocados, bananas, grapes etc etc.
I gave a lot of eggs and fresh produce to friends.

Takes your mind off the less important things, for a while at least. Like Boris Johnson, the OOPG Trump, Nigel Farage, irritating persons in general.

The threat of BJ and his no- deal Brexit has caused a drop in £. How low can you go when/if the real thing happens. .
Reading your post, I thought how nice and sure to cheer up the invalid but then you threw in that last sentence!

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The weather I know it is always good in Spain at this time of the year but we have had exceptional weather for about 4 weeks now, could do with some rain now.

At the beginning of the heat I was checking a plant, wobbled over and gashed my shin on a heavy stone plantpot. wasn't healing good but kept ignoring it. Sometimes with a plaster or putting Savlon on. Now about 4 weeks so saw my GP yesterday. Was given antibiotics and then it was dressed by a Nurse with some impregnated stuff on it. Have to change the dressing half way through the week and return next week. Was impressed because I was also given a brand new pair of scissors.

Going to rest the leg on a sun lounger, read a book and forget about the usual crap

May also break the sun over the yardarm rule too!

Weather today lovely. Temperatures dropped significantly which made for an absolutely pleasant day.

Enjoy the drink and hope your legs better soon

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Talking about danger, I thought some Oleander bushes would make a nice hedge, we have those fake hedge panels and 80m of new wall is out of our budget at the moment. I looked them up on the Internet thingy and found out that they are 100% guaranteed to kill you, dead, toes up, bucket kicked, not pining for the fjords, brown bread. Bar-Stewards!
We have Oleander bushes in our garden, 2 of them that are now about 2m - 2,3m high. My daughter was born here and is now 25 and we have had 2 dogs. They are planted all along, about 1km, of a busy road in our town where there are 3 bus stops, a gym and blocks of flats and also in the next town where their cultural centre is.

No one has died or been poisoned by these plants. As far as I know their leaves are poisonous, so caution maybe needed and you should do a touch test to see if the leaves bother your skin.
It would be wise for garden centres to include a warning on the labels of these plants, but ...
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We have Oleander bushes in our garden, 2 of them that are now about 2m - 2,3m high. My daughter was born here and is now 25 and we have had 2 dogs. They are planted all along, about 1km, of a busy road in our town where there are 3 bus stops, a gym and blocks of flats and also in the next town where their cultural centre is.

No one has died or been poisoned by these plants. As far as I know their leaves are poisonous, so caution maybe needed and you should do a touch test to see if the leaves bother your skin.
It would be wise for garden centres to include a warning on the labels of these plants, but ...
We have these everywhere, my dogs sleep under them, they are all along the roadsides
They’re no different to any other poisonous plant or any other plant you don’t know...don’t eat it !
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We have these everywhere, my dogs sleep under them, they are all along the roadsides
They’re no different to any other poisonous plant or any other plant you don’t know...don’t eat it !
It is much like Laburnums in UK, you are told as a young kid - "It's poisonous, stay away from it", and you do.
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