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    Apparently a lot of birds die off during the winter, partly due to a lack of grain/seeds left in fields after harvest because of changes in farming practices.

    I fill a bird feeder on my allotment once or twice a week to give them a bit to eat. The local robin is always 1st to turn up!

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    Nice to have an allotment , Lex.
    I feed the garden birds too. The blackbirds love grapes and apple and, and scraps of pastry, etc.
    My neighbour had to give up with her hanging bird feeder because the pigeons and squirrels ruined it.
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    It's an interesting hobby, and the veg. I grow tastes a lot better than the stuff I get from the supermarket.

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    Oh dear! Which muppet is in charge?

    Britain’s National Grid warned on Monday the country’s electricity supply margins are expected to be tight this week.

    “We’re forecasting tight margins on the electricity system this week (from tomorrow onwards) owing to a combination of weather-related factors and unavailability of power sources over periods of the day with higher demand,” National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) said via twitter.

    Several of the country’s nuclear power plants are currently offline, while there are also forecasts for low output from Britain’s wind farms over the coming days.
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    And this is with half the country closed down! Electric cars anyone?
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    On a few occasions I have had dead voice mails. I go into listen to vioce mail message, and there is no message , not a sound. I have blocked the number, Is there normally a charge to access voice mails ?
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    No, you don't normally get charged for listening to voicemails, Margaret.

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    No, you don't normally get charged for listening to voicemails, Margaret.
    Thats good Lex, did wonder about that . But next time I'll just delete it.
    This morning I got a dead call on my landline. Must have been a ghost.
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    Haha! I've heard that a lot of these cold calling companies use automatic dialling systems that don't always connect the call to an operator.

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    They have a system that dials out several numbers at once, when one call is answered the others (likely yours) are abandoned. I think it's actually illegal to use the system in this country, but, of course, many will originate overseas.
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