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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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News Round Up 214

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  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I will record it tomorrow. Really busy these days. :)

    Some sort of genetic engineering!

    The Daily Express reports that Joe won first prize at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show for his onion which weighed 15lbs 10oz and measured over a foot in height.
    Joe said: “It's brilliant. This is the first time I've won at Harrogate. I am over the moon with the prize.”
    He is a four-time world record holder and grew the world's largest carrot in 2007.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,726 mod
    Those who have kicked the habit now double the number still hooked on it.

    Just 16.9% of the population now smoke, the lowest rate since records began. 7.2 million still light up but 14.6 million have quit.

    Professor Kevin Fenton from Public Health England said: “Alongside unhealthy diet, smoking is the biggest cause of preventable early death in England, accounting for more than 78,000 deaths a year.

    “Quitters will soon see they have reduced blood pressure, easier breathing and better circulation. Stopping smoking is the best thing a smoker can do to improve their health.”

    Good news that so many people are giving up smoking @GemmaRowlands. Maybe this is something to pass on to your friend who's trying to kick the habit. I don't know what the figures are in France but it seems a lot of people here haven't thought about quitting.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge but don't you think that in general smoking is becoming common everyone.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,191 mod
    Imagine trying to chop that onion! You would need an axe.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,726 mod
    I don't see as many smokers in the UK as I used to @Bubbly and I have rarely come across American smokers. I think in many places it is a downward trend as more people are appreciating the health risks.
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