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by bogmyrtle
29 Nov 2019, 9:49am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: partial knee replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: partial knee replacement

Partial knee replacements vary depending on which bit of the bone is affected. The X rays above look as though the part of the joint behind the kneecap has been replaced. Mine was the half of knee on the inside of my leg. The bottom of the femur and the top of the tibia were replaced providing a new...
by bogmyrtle
26 Nov 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: partial knee replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: partial knee replacement

I had one in April this year. So far I would call it a success. I think recovery time depends on the individual. If you are lucky and the only problem is the joint and your leg has stayed reasonably straight, then recovery is likely to be quick. In my case my leg was bowed to the front and side. Rec...
by bogmyrtle
25 Nov 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long to fix a pothole ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1139

Re: How long to fix a pothole ?

The roads in East Lothian are great for cycling on but there's a growing number of big potholes and serious damage. I've been reporting these a few at a time using the CTC App. The first of these was three weeks ago. A displaced catseye leaving a hole 500 by 300 by over a 100 mm deep. I checked yes...
by bogmyrtle
25 Nov 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 255
Views: 23849

Re: Visitors

Sheep and goats, compare and contrast? We kept goats for milk for around 15 years. We used to castrate and rear the male kids for meat. The problem I had in the North East of England back in the seventies is that no butcher would do them for me as it was considered bad luck to have them in the shop...
by bogmyrtle
13 Nov 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pregnant? 65 or over?
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Pregnant? 65 or over?

Is there a prize for getting a full house?
by bogmyrtle
7 Nov 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Any Carers here?
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Any Carers here?

Caring can be intense and isolating. When I was a carer I often felt that it would be good to get together with other people who were in a similar situation but the reality was it wasn't possible to get the time to do it, plus there were no local groups. I considered setting something up but lack of...
by bogmyrtle
7 Nov 2019, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Screws - why oh why can'tm they keep things simple?
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: Screws - why oh why can'tm they keep things simple?

It's annoying having to buy pack of 30 to do a job that needs 2 very specific and useless for anything else screws.
by bogmyrtle
23 Oct 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Summer traffic by Loch Ness
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: Summer traffic by Loch Ness

How many in the group? If large consider splitting up so that overtaking can be achieved without chances being taken. If any of the cyclists are not particularly confident on main roads you may be better looking to divert off the A82. My experience from driving the A82 is that on sunny days (I know,...
by bogmyrtle
7 Oct 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree identification.
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Tree identification.

I would say it's a whitebeam but what would I know :lol:
by bogmyrtle
5 Oct 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree identification.
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Tree identification.

Whatever it is, it's not good for the foundations being so close to the house.
by bogmyrtle
27 Sep 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1641

Re: Front light positition

In wet weather verge edges become churned up and it can be difficult to see where the verge starts. The verge edge is the only reference point on a dark unmarked road so it is important it can be seen. As well as lighting the road ahead and being visible to oncoming traffic, the light spread needs t...
by bogmyrtle
26 Sep 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Panniers for Topeak Super Tourist DX rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Panniers for Topeak Super Tourist DX rack?

Would it be possible to add a strap to your existing panniers to hold the bottom of the pannier against the rack? That should be enough to stop the pannier from swinging out away from the rack.
by bogmyrtle
23 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: It's not about the bike stupid.
Replies: 30
Views: 1731

Re: It's not about the bike stupid.

All the same, it's nicer on a good bike than it is on a poor one. I have ridden both and a good one allows you to enjoy the ride even more. No spoke breakages, more assured handling, low gears to help you get up those steep little climbs without getting off. You can get by without those advantages,...
by bogmyrtle
17 Sep 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All You Wanted to Know About Chlorinated Chicken
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: All You Wanted to Know About Chlorinated Chicken

[ It's not washed away, not even killed. Just " it sends them into a “viable but non-culturable state”, which means they are not picked up in standard tests ". Ian So ours is better because we don't even try to kill the bugs ... we just eat them and get ill ... thats better ? Thorough coo...
by bogmyrtle
2 Sep 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Celebrants
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Celebrants

Sounds as though you've come up with a good compromise. The main thing is your sister is happy with it. I had a bit of a disaster with a Celebrant service. I ended up rewriting the whole service the night before the funeral. Funeral services don't need to be in churches. My father was never a church...