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Christmas in this part of the antipodes is unsettled weather, ripe cherries and beach parties with a good drawstring around your hat....oh, and the Christmas Bush flowering now through past Christmas. Gorgeous little star shaped flowers and the bees hanging on in the wind on the lee side.
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Cheers me up - miserable wet weather here in Blighty. Presumably your Christmas Bush is different from the one of the same name I remember in Bay of Islands, NZ which has dense red blossoms
 

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Christmas in this part of the antipodes is unsettled weather, ripe cherries and beach parties with a good drawstring around your hat....oh, and the Christmas Bush flowering now through past Christmas. Gorgeous little star shaped flowers and the bees hanging on in the wind on the lee side.
Nothing quite so cheering as the promise of a peek at the Christmas bush
 
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On Radio Cornwall and item on re wilding... letting a lady beaver back up on Bodmin Moor!
 

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Cheers me up - miserable wet weather here in Blighty. Presumably your Christmas Bush is different from the one of the same name I remember in Bay of Islands, NZ which has dense red blossoms
Yes, theirs is a beautiful tree with the dense red flower, often planted this side of the Tasman as a garden ornamental, so that will flower soon too. Theirs is a great honeybee tree too and they produce a unique honey from it. We don't have enough of the NZ one to produce a distinct honey.
 

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Ah, the memories...re post 25.
 
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I leave the forum to get my Christmas card done this year.......and come back to more posts than I've ever seen! Who would be a 'moderator?'layout.jpgscraperboard.jpgpen and ink.jpgGetting there!.jpg
 

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On Radio Cornwall and item on re wilding... letting a lady beaver back up on Bodmin Moor!
I have heard " a bit Bodmin" (re the iq of someone) referred to a couple of times on Doc Martin, can someone enlighten me about the origin of the saying.
 

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Yes.....I trained at art college for a while as an illustrator. I'm still a wannabee artist at heart, but am far too lazy, according to my partner. Designing a beekeeping themed Christmas card has become a long running tradition. Here are three more. I use white scraper-board, draw with liner pens and colour with liquitex ink.fox.jpgoldcard.jpglastyear (1).jpg
 
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Yes.....I trained at art college for a while as an illustrator. I'm still a wannabee artist at heart, but am far too lazy, according to my partner. Designing a beekeeping themed Christmas card has become a long running tradition. Here are three more. I use white scraper-board, draw with liner pens and colour with liquitex ink.View attachment 23378View attachment 23379View attachment 23380
Im not really any good at art on paper but give me a garden to transform and its a different mater.
I try and paint with plants some times when I'm designing planting plans.

Really impressed your perspective on size in the distance is brilliant. (y)
 

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I have heard " a bit Bodmin" (re the iq of someone) referred to a couple of times on Doc Martin, can someone enlighten me about the origin of the saying.
Going a bit OT for the thread but this ancient (in computing terms) website / blog mudcat.org: Folklore: 'Going a bit Bodmin'

says this in one of the posts: "It's a Cornish slang expression meaning "crazy, loopy, daft" etc., probably dating back a very long way, referring to the "County Lunatic Asylum" that was opened in Bodmin in 1820".

Then there's other examples further on if you want to read it all.

In general it's a term for someone who's a bit slow. Chose a town or village you don't live in but is nearby and refer to them in the same way we used to (in pre PC days) refer to Irishmen.
 

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Going a bit OT for the thread but this ancient (in computing terms) website / blog mudcat.org: Folklore: 'Going a bit Bodmin'

says this in one of the posts: "It's a Cornish slang expression meaning "crazy, loopy, daft" etc., probably dating back a very long way, referring to the "County Lunatic Asylum" that was opened in Bodmin in 1820".

Then there's other examples further on if you want to read it all.

In general it's a term for someone who's a bit slow. Chose a town or village you don't live in but is nearby and refer to them in the same way we used to (in pre PC days) refer to Irishmen.
Thanks for that interesting information, I hope the Doc comes back, I never tire of the re runs.
 

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