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Boom.Boom.Boom. Boom! Booom!Booom! Booom!Booom! Must be Nov. 5th! What that Guy started!!!!!!

Boom.Boom.Boom. Boom! Booom!Booom! Booom!Booom!  Must be Nov. 5th! What that Guy started!!!!!!

Sleep hard enough to get without this late hrs crap over the last week & more to come!

Aerial Bangers! Big Boomers!

Bunfire Night! Not like it use to be! But my old fantasy!

Hitting the point of " Rock On" Curmudgeon for myself at the moment!

Otherwise! Hell! I'm skipping! Lucky to do the stuff that keeps me going at the moment.

Short & Sweat. ATB

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Another very pretty picture! I look forward to seeing your posts with them 😁

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Thanks. Anything that helps coping with this mystery ailment.

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I imagine it’s like a war zone in and around Northfield. Ear plugs maybe? I used to have my hands over my poor dog’s ears all night.

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Yep you got it Jane & we're quiet side!! Really crap for pets too! Our dog used to be terrified. The booms have gone to a stupid level now though!

Good news. "Spotted Woodpecker" on the Sunflower feeder this morning, beating my bushy tailed nemesis! Always some good out there.

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A woodpecker wow! Lucky you! I’ve got blue tits, bullfinches and a Robin mainly.

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Don't often get the Bullfinches here. Goldfinches now regular. Something wrong with Greenfinches, they used to come in often with the Sparrows.

We should start a Healthunlocked Autumn Bird Watch!!

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We have! Also gardener’s question time. Autumn hasn’t reached your lovely shrub.

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It's Choisya tenata "Sundance". (Mexican Orange Blossom")

White flowers & scented leaves. Tough as old boots!

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I’ve bought a little ornamental tree that does something spectacular every season but I think it’s going to die. Most of the leaves have got brown speckles and yellow patches. I tried a fungal spray to no avail.

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What is it & did you plant it this year? The very hot dry Summer was bad for newly planted shrubs & trees trying to establish themselves. They needed frequent watering. If it is deciduous the leaves may be dropping off anyway! I've rescued a few by giving them a severe pruning in the dormant season ie Winter.

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It is called Viburnum Burkwood Mohawk Shrub. I put it in good soil and watered it. There are some yellow leaves with brown spot, it is 2 feet tall with a potential for 3 metres.

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Viburnum Burkwoodii can be prone to leaf spot when stressed. Best to prune it back & clean up any dropped infected leaves. It will recover well. Don't think the fungal sprays do much good really. Hope that helps.

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Thanks for the name Pep - had one bought many years ago and my friend didn't know what it was called expect it was an 'orange bush'...it's still in a pot.

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As soon as I saw it I thought choisya but could not tell you which one. I have two choiysas in my back garden. Love the perfume. Think I bought them at the RHS at Wisley but that is some years ago now. Neither has your golden leaves.

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Choisya "Sundance" It's a good proven one. Other yellow/golden ones are available now! Don't think any of them retain their colour without some sunshine though.

Love the smell of the crushed leaves.

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🤣🤣🤣 "What that Guy started..."

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I feel sorry for animals and birds when fireworks are being used ,but although the noise has been going on for the last four evenings,there has not been any really loud bangs or rockets charging onto my roof like last year.Well done if you are skipping Pepper,and l like the picture ,you obviously have a beautiful garden .

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Ah! Skipping! Just fantasy turn of phrase after a decent day for myself Grants!

Great you had a quieter week for yourself this year. Many bangs are well over the top now & as you say causing distress to animals as well. Still New Year to come! ATB

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Strangely both sets of cats I had over the years used to love fireworks .

As soon as they heard a boom they were up on the window sill watching the show.

The last two were really disappointed I think when we moved from Kenilworth to Anglesey.

Hardly a peep of Bonfire Night around here.

From the ridiculous to the sublime , as living in the middle lands you got all the Bonfire booms but then weeks of people letting off fireworks for Diwali and other festivals.

I miss the fireworks , the last few years I haven't been able to appreciate them as it sets my neck and headaches off looking up to the sky.

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I happened to be staying by myself in London on Bonfire Night in 2014. I asked in the hotel where I could go see the fireworks. They looked at me as if I had three heads and didn't give me any kind of answer. Then as the night wore on I understood that it was little bonfire/fireworks events all over the city. All night long.

Yes, a cousin and I did get to see the poppies pouring out of the Tower of London.

Was anything equivalent done to commemorate the END of WW1?

Btw I must unknowingly have had PMR already by then and it was quite extraordinary that the aches and pains I'd been experiencing at home for some time went away for the days I was on holiday, coming back with a vengeance when I returned home. The trip was my retirement present to myself. ✨

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Heron there will be many memorial events & much church bell ringing to celebrate the 100 years anniversary on 11th November. There have already been moving programmes on television & radio of individual stories & village group losses.

There are some people who are anti poppy nowadays! I think they just don't get what it's all about!

Over 4 years for yourself then now. Good that your personal treat overrode the PMR. It must have been the Blighty air & London bonfire smoke.

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Yes, it was really strange. I arrived early, as one does from Halifax Nova Scotia, before my hotel room was ready. So I packed all my electronic and other valuables into my backpack, as well as a full water bottle, and headed out. Spent the entire day out, walking everywhere, went to British Museum etc. Didn't really settle down until after 8 pm. and thought I would be a mess the next day but in fact I was fine, and stayed fine, no noticeable stiffness, until I got home, where the stressful situation I'd left behind crushed me! Six months later I finally got a diagnosis and pred.

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I think people who don't like the poppy misunderstand its significance. It's to remember the lost lives, not to glorify war. There's a movement here to wear a white poppy, which is supposed to commemorate the civilian casualties, and I have no quibble with that, and have seen the occasional person wearing both red and white. The white ones are of course handmade, there's nothing "official" about it and it hasn't really caught on.

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I researched the white poppy campaign when I was teaching my children about the war , back when we saw the red poppies at the Tower.

They were originally chosen as a colour for peace and a symbol of the white feathers worn by many during WW1 and also to remember those who were conscientious objectors but who still lost their lives during the battles because they did not fight but took part in dangerous medical services.

I think it is good to wear both poppies though, even if you are against war in principle you should still remember and respect the sacrifices others have made , both the living and the dead, in wartime in a way they ( or their loved ones) appreciate.

Interestingly, we found that one of the French symbols of Rememberance of WW1 battlefields is the blue cornflower.

Not just in this centenary year , but every year , we should remember them.

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They have an installation of lights throughout the moat until the 11th, it started last night:

theweek.co.uk/97554/tower-o...

edition.cnn.com/videos/trav...

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Nice one. pro.

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Thanks.

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I saw the poppies down there then too.

The waterfall of Poppies have been travelling around the country to lots of different museums and galleries since then , we also saw them at Caernarfon Castle .

They are showing at the war museum in Gateshead I think at the moment where they are meant to be being given a permenant home.

There are lots of art and performance art pieces going on all around the country over the next month to commemorate the century of the end of WW1.

We all seem to have that holiday effect. We force ourselves to be as well as possible, and the good endorphins from doing something enjoyable help us cope while away.

But that extra work and activity on a trip bites back with a vengeance once you get home and try to relax.

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One good thing about living in Melbourne, we don't "do" firework night here, I think in fact fireworks are illegal except for sparklers! However, they do have way too many government sponsored firework displays at public events and I hate them. They terrify the possums and other wildlife, the poor creatures. It is so unfair.

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They seem to have given up here on Public bonfires in the parks! At least then the noise was concentrated in an area, at a certain time! Now it's all over at any time with very powerful bangs & other noises. Don't want to be a killjoy but ......! Quite right it's a nightmare for all wildlife too.

Hope the depression is easing for yourself. I know how bad it can be. Keep Right On.

ATB

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Don't think they have given up , I think the Anglesey display fire builders went around the country and pinched everybody's bonfire wood !

My daughter brought back photos of it , it was so big it looked like the whole of Holyhead was on fire.

Hellish !!

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5 ruddy nights fireworks! 5 to about 9 pm. On our housing estate, although us oldies can't have dogs, there are many dogs where the houses are, at the bottom of estate, and I really felt for them. Some bloke, on UKTV, 'proudly' declared, last week, that there aren't any big bangs any more. HUH!? SHOULD'VE BEEN HERE. SOUNDED LIKE ALL THE WHEELIE BINS WERE BEING TARGETED! SOME REALLY FRIGHTENING boom, boom'S!!

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They go on much later here karools, happens on birthdays etc too! I think these boomers can be bought via the internet & escape any control or legislation!

Not like the old penny bangers or sqibs are they! Half of those went phutt! anyway!

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Living in SA, we had jumping jacks. Hated them as they seemed to follow us. Dad always supervised.There were some fireworks , around here, in October. May have been for Asian Diwali? They love fireworks then.There will be more over Xmas and New Year. Maybe an age thing with me. Many folk love them.

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Diwali 2018 is the 5 days around today - so they didn't have an excuse other than badness in October.

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Always thought it was October?

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It varies - not sure by how much though. It is October/November and then varies according to calendar and location.

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I've just read that it's to do with the cycle of the moon.

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Likely - not sure how Hindus/Indians work their calendar!!

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Thanks Heron.

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Yep" jumping jacks" ! Had us all hopping around then! Certainly not allowed now!

Great to see firework displays for myself, but the big boomers are something different overhead.

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A number of years ago a huge fireworks festival took place here. I think it's something that might happen on a regular basis in Montreal and a version of it was brought to Halifax. After we saw this display we all thought the local fireworks would never appeal again, although I think in fact they did up their game and although always just little displays, ten minutes or so, they do have interesting sequences, etc. What we saw that year were enormous. The biggest ones probably each cost as much as an entire show in a normal year! They were also timed to go with a musical score, so if you could listen at the same time it enhanced the experience. This must have been before smartphones or i-pods because we needed to tune to a radio. It really was spectacular. And I've noticed that when a firework explodes properly it isn't as loud as one which is a dud, or partial dud.

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Yes. The professional displays can be stunning. Visually & usually higher up it seems to me! Not BOOM BOOM overhead which seems a popular local choice round here at the moment.

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Think we've had the best year for bangs... apart from getting my windows egged on halloween can't complain - have you ever tried cleaning it off!!?!

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Never had that! More likely to be a brick round here!

We get a similar problem with Stuka diving Woodpigeons! Sometimes unable to pull out of the dive! YUK! But a perfect head profile on the window.

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We had a buzzard do that full body splat on our French windows last Summer.

Looked like a scene from a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

It fell on the floor then just as we were going to go and check it , it bounced up and looked round in the same sheepish way we all do when we trip over , then flew off.

As it was unharmed we couldn't stop laughing ( probably not the best reaction from a volunteer wildlife warden! Oops!!)

Love your humour PD

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Oh No,

Egg , probably the hardest thing to get off a window once it has gone crust dry.

Bad luck sorry you had that.

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My daughter was complaining she couldn't get her rescue dog calm - until she finally managed to download Classic fm and listen to the Bill Turnbull programme they had on specially for pets. It worked!

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Good Old Bill. I could do with listening to that myself !

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One of ours had to have mild sedation she was so bad - as soon as she sensed it was fireworks she started to shake - could have done with BT...

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My sister uses homoeopathic Rescue drops for the dog.

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Will bear that in mind when we get out next dog - unfortunately we lost all 3 within 18 months - so irresponsible...can joke now as it's over 10 years and only just coming round to thinking we might get another.. Thanks, useful tip.

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Yes they have those plug in things for pets , my friend found them really good.

Let a mild relaxant out into the air that calms them.

For all pets too , not just dogs.

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Is there a version for humans or does it only come in a liquid form!

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Liquids only I am afraid , you just have to up that form of medication in a much bigger glass!

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Thanks Doc! Always doing my best! Must try harder!

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Raise a glass to old Guy Fawkes !!

( But as they say on the TV, please drink responsibly!! Does that mean don't drink a full bodied red sitting on a white sofa....?)

Have a boom free day sweetie!

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Wow, never knew they did that, must tell my friend about it for next year, thanks.

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I'll have to try and remember that for next year - one of my beagles got so wound up she peed on the carpet!

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There are videos on YouTube with similar music for various scenarios. Classic fm is only available in the UK - YouTube covers the world!

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Thanks PMRpro - we are back in the UK since January but we could get Classice FM and most of the TV cand radio channels in France through our Satellite Freebox - however I think that you maybe outside the "footprint" for getting a signal perhaps?

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I am yes - we'd have to have a 2m dish at the very least!!! We get some stuff via Film-on but not all. I put it in for anyone else in need - I know you are back in the UK.

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Can you play classic FM over their internet service, like plugging in to BBC iPlayer?

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No, neither of them. They don't get a passport. I suppose a VPN might work.

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Perhaps you could get someone to download it for you and send you a file, or go

" Old Skool" and send you it burnt onto a disk.

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Don't need any of them - no animals. It's the daughter who did and she's in Scotland.

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She is sorted for Classic FM and the Turnbull affect next year then, does he do one for New Year to I wonder?

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I think it was so successful they would be daft not to.

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Friends of mine did it in Spain - you have to download an app that hides your ISP from TV providers in the UK..............

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2m Wow - in France we could get by with a mini dish!!

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We are a long way east - you'd be surprised!

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As I just replied to karools - it is Diwali for the 5 days around today so that will account for the long duration of the foul things in some areas at least.

Very peaceful here - we have to wait for New Year when they wake us up at midnight but it is far quieter than it used to be.

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I went to travel in Spain one October, there seemed to be really big firework displays all the time , and no excuse like Guy Fawkes Night .

They looked amazing but I don't know how I would feel now with the migraines and temporal heads.

I did wonder then about how all the noise every other night must affect locals. I wonder wether the elderly and pets in Spain just don't notice it because it happens all the time. A bit like Londoners and New Yorkers not noticing the roar of the traffic .

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October is the month many places have their fiestas - and fireworks are probably part of the requirements! The locals are probably all up and at the fiesta - after all they do tend to be eating about that sort of time! Poor dogs...

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