Friday, March 5, 2004

Is this true? Can we have an expert, please?

The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family Rosaceae. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. The tree is small and deciduous, reaching 5 to 12 metres (16 to 39 ft) tall, with a broad, often densely twiggy crown.[1] The leaves are alternately arranged simple ovals 5 to 12 cm long and 3–6 centimetres (1.2–2.4 in) broad on a 2 to 5 centimetres (0.79 to 2.0 in) petiole with an acute tip, serrated margin and a slightly downy underside. Flowers are produced in spring simultaneously with the budding of the leaves. The flowers are white with a pink tinge that gradually fades, five petaled, and 2.5 to 3.5 centimetres (0.98 to 1.4 in) in diameter. The fruit matures in autumn, and is typically 5 to 9 centimetres (2.0 to 3.5 in) diameter. The centre of the fruit contains five carpels arranged in a five-point star, each carpel containing one to three seeds.[1]Apples are very nutritious.

The tree originated from Central Asia, where its wild ancestor is still found today. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples resulting in range of desired characteristics. Cultivars vary in their yield and the ultimate size of the tree, even when grown on the same rootstock.[2]

At least 55 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide in 2005, with a value of about $10 billion. China produced about 35% of this total.[3] The United States is the second leading producer, with more than 7.5% of the world production. Turkey, France, Italy and Iran are among the leading apple exporters.

Answer on Is this true? Can we have an expert, please?

Yes it is all true.

Vacation with his ex-wife and kid??

My boyfriend and I have been together six months. He's been separated for a year (we're in Italy so it's by law 3 years of separation before the divorce goes through). The separation was mutual. They have a kid together.

He goes to her house to see their child quite often, usually every Sunday for lunch and during the week a few times as well. He also took his son on a fishing trip for a weekend.

Now he wasnts to go with the ex-wife and son on a holiday together and he can't understand why this upsets me, so we're posting the question here. I say no way, that it'll give the kid false hope that mom and dad are getting back together, that it's inappropriate to go on holiday with your ex wife when you have a girlfriend, that he'll never find a woman who'll tolerate that, and that I'll break up with him if he goes.

What do you say??

Answer on Vacation with his ex-wife and kid??

I don't think so sweetie because he is not taking your feelings into consideration and your right this would be unaccetable to most women because as females we are very territorial. I would be upset to and not like it either. I believe you really need to give this relationship some extra thought when a man does not know how to respect you. This has nothing to do with him being the father of this child because he does have his rights by being the father. But it does not have to include a vacation with the mother when she could stay home and he could include you with the child instead.