General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

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  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  February 3, 2018

    It’s drizzly here and down to the low 20s. Still humid, but not as much. I took the dog for his first walk for ages; I was surprised that he hadn’t forgotten what a walk was. Wild excitement as if he was going on the most thrilling excursion imaginable instead of somewhere that he’s been hundreds of times. He could hardly keep still long enough to have the lead put on.

    The radio reception has allowed the Concert Programme through again. Joy of joys.

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    • Here it’s raining and cool too kitty

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  February 3, 2018

        hahahaha ! Have you ever been unable to resist twirling your umbrella and prancing along singing this song ? My folding umbrella is red with little white spots (it was that or navy, black or animal print) and would be ideal for this-it works best with a coloured one.

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  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  February 3, 2018

    A young boy kindly told me that the blackberries that I was stuffing myself with were poisonous, not liking to see someone eating poisonous berries. How considerate. I hope that he doesn’t spread the word that they aren’t,

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  February 3, 2018

      She said greedily.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  February 3, 2018

        I hope you haven’t encouraged him to eat deadly nightshade, Kitty. That is probably what he was warned off.

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        • Pickled Possum

           /  February 3, 2018

          Yes Al those juicy red berries are just ripe for little fingers picking.

          But there is Black Nightshade and then there’s Deadly two different plants,
          apparently, according to Te Papa.
          I was so aware of the poison content
          I never sought knowledge … know it all ..until my son ate one …
          I rang the National Poisons Centre but all was Ok and
          as was the Calla lily’s bright yellow flower spike. It was to delis looking for him to resist.

          “Fortunately, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna) is quite rare in New Zealand, only occurring in the wild in Canterbury. Black nightshade is thought to be no where near as toxic as deadly nightshade. Nevertheless, I suspect no-one would recommend it for human consumption.”
          http://blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2009/04/14/black-nightshade-its-nearly-everywhere/

          I read on boxing day; of a young fella that was air lifted from Milford Sound after supposedly eating tutu berries … Had a horse eat this and nearly kill herself going Crazy.
          also while I’m on a remembrance roll.
          In 2008, in Coromandel, 22 people required medical attention after eating honey contaminated with tutin in the same news ..
          https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/100177993/child-airlifted-to-hospital-after-ingesting-tutu-berries
          It’s a little bit hot now so off for a swim.
          Hopefully I may attract a Green and Golden Bell Frog.
          They breeding at the mo and all the tadpoles have hatched. 🙂

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  February 3, 2018

            Yes, grew up in Chch and I guess that was why we were all warned about deadly nightshade. I read about the black nightshade too before I posted that and it was the first time I’d heard of it. Though I had thought that the plants I had pulled out up here as deadly didn’t look quite the same as I was used to back there.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  February 4, 2018

          No, there’s none of that in that place.

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