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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 23rd Jan 12, 9:52 PM
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    No T Words mentioned at all - a fresh start
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    • 23rd Jan 12, 9:52 PM
    No T Words mentioned at all - a fresh start 23rd Jan 12 at 9:52 PM
    I'm very aware that the old "Not Mentioning the T word" thread has kind of come to a halt. Some of our regulars had sad news and difficult situations recently and I thought maybe it was time for a fresh start? I don't want to offend anyone so if you think I'm out of order just say and I'll ask one of the board mods to merge this with the old thread (which is here if anyone wants to view it)

    Anyway -

    I like to think we will all be gardening soon - it's a sign spring is around the corner. Maybe quite a bit round the corner but on the way nevertheless.
    My mum bought me a gardeners journal as part of my Christmas so I will be poring over that in a week or two. I suspect I planted quite a few things too late last year so I will follow the calendar in the journal and see how it goes.

    Not much to report from my end. I'm trying to empty all the cupboards of tins and packets and start afresh. Maybe I won't quite empty them but I do need to get right to the back of the tin stash to see what curious items I have lurking there.

    I ordered my cream charger so am awaiting that and I will be able to whip cream for Britain as soon as it arrives.
    I bought a spare box of Kirkland belgian chocolate biscuits just in case I needed an emergency gift at Christmas - I didn't and now they are calling me every day. I must find a place to hide them where I can't hear their cries!
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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 18th Oct 16, 7:28 PM
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    Quick one for Lainey . Just watched a very good interview with The Boss . CH4 news 7pm . Worth a catch up if you're missing him !
    polly x
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 18th Oct 16, 7:54 PM
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    Ooh thanks Polly, will make sure I catch up that at some point, apparently he is also on S Mayo's drive time show on Thursday evening
    Busy but lovely day with Mum, we spent ages going through her bits of jewellery and she is happy with what she has chosen for everyone. They are all boxed up with a note of the recipients name, she is going to replace that with a proper gift card when have found some she likes.
    So many happy memories associated with these things, I remember going through her costume jewellery as a child and draping myself in numerous ropes of beads pretending I was a princess To me my lovely Mum was the epitome of grace and style, so wanted to be like her but unfortunately was far too much of a tomboy
    Hope everyone is well, good to hear that you have been back on the bike Hoglet and enjoying it again.
    Am really tired so won't be long out of bed, much love to all xx
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 18th Oct 16, 9:19 PM
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    A lovely day with Ruthie and my Zebra, much playing, much giggling, many cuddles and many books read and he was a good boy and went down for his nap with no fuss at all. Ruthie had a baby scan this afternoon and he's growing well and the right way up, good baby too! Nice to be home again and looking forward to an early night, Lyn xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 18th Oct 16, 9:50 PM
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    Heading south tomorrow for a meeting. Please tell me it's warmer than the frozen north.
    That new moon sure blew in much cooler weather. I always find I arrive at the airport looking like an Eskimo and feeling really silly as I carry my coat all day so I'm off to put out two different outfits so I can make a last minute decision.

    Hopefully I'll get back tomorrow night at a reasonable time and I can post a proper update.
    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Oct 16, 7:04 AM
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    Well yesterday was a temperature here in West Wales where I was walking around outside in long-sleeved teeshirt, cardigan and lightweight jacket (taken off for part of the time). At a particularly windy spot (this IS West Wales) I wished I had a pair of gloves with me. This by someone from Southern England and its usually about 2-3 degrees C colder here than my own area.. Yep...I'm daft enough to study weather forecasts in my own area as well as here any time I think "Surely it should be warmer/dryer than this at this time of year"... I think my body has adapted slightly to it being a bit chillier here.

    So - for someone from Scotland - it would probably be considered pretty balmy still.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 19-10-2016 at 7:07 AM.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Oct 16, 10:02 AM
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    A lovely sunny morning here, one wash load out and bedding going round at the moment. He Who Knows has popped to the allotment for a look and managed a Cookie walk this morning so I think he's feeling better. Off to B & Q for him to get some more treated wood to make us some troughs for flowers on the patio, the terracotta pots seem always to crack with the colder weather, these wooden ones should last longer. I'm off to explore a new Home Bargains that has just opened on the same complex as B & Q, never had one in this area before so I'm interested as to what they offer. Have changed my 2.5tog quilt for the woollen one today, was chilly last night even with a fleece throw on top of the quilt, winter draws on ladies, doesn't it?
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions ALWAYS show who they really are!
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Oct 16, 11:50 AM
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    Lainey Thanks for the drive time heads up . Listening to Bruce last night you can take the boy out of the backwater but you can't take the backwater out of the boy ! He has a very clear fix on both his mh struggles and the us election . Glad yesterday went well and fingers crossed GP call will be ok . x
    Lyn It's a good job you are sensible when shopping . I have a HB a few miles away and sometimes come home with all the things I never knew I wanted , I don't know why but reason completely deserts me as I enter the store . It's good for hard to track down stuff and I hope you enjoy the visit . Glad HWK is much better , depending on the design of the plant troughs - mine sit on paving , I put thick rubber strips ( homemade ) under the lower raised feet which stops the damp attacking them , that was five years ago and no rot so far ,
    Candlelight I had a laugh at your comment on the next chapter . I think many of us could write the book , trouble is we never have the time or energy to do so !
    Hoglet I was very impressed with your planned cycle adventure , I don't think I'm up to peddling round the block any more .
    It's a better day all round here things have calmed a fair bit and after day after day of heavy rain and yesterdays gale force winds the sun has got his hat on ! Much colder but a thick jumper deals with that .
    SM I hope you get home early as planned and get your feet up for a while .
    WCS I have been researching the Kenolog , very mixed medical opinion there , what worries me is the mentions of not suitable for suppressed immunity , dd has constant infections however much care we take and I'm unsure if that would improve or worsen things .If you or your daughter have experience of it I would welcome your comments . Sending gentle huge to you both and fair winds to the Captain of the boat .
    Hugs to Fuds x
    polly x
    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 19th Oct 16, 1:46 PM
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    Good afternoon all,

    A lovely day here, bright sunshine and I have a load of washing out.

    We have been quite busy this morning, picked an order up from M&S, then went into town, bought dressing gown and a shirt for DGS for Christmas and met DGD2 for lunch. We had a lovely carvery lunch with a beautiful 17 year old. She is so grown up (she is the youngest of our grandchildren) and she is a pleasure to be with.

    I had my bloods done again yesterday and called in to see DD as well. She is well, always in some pain, but she never moans.

    I won't need to cook anything tonight, DGD1 wants to do her own meal and we will probably have cheese and crackers.

    Lainey I am pleased everything went well, I thought Mum would be relieved when she had sorted the jewellery. I am not being morbid but I have already sorted mine, I just need to find some jewellery boxes to buy.

    Polly, is your DD any easier, any word from rheumo yet?

    Hoglet just take things steady, but you sound to being doing well after such a nasty fall .

    Lyn, I want to know what bargains you found today.

    FUDDLE sending you a big gentle hug, and my calming candle will be lit again tonight, much love

    Candlelightx
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 19th Oct 16, 4:09 PM
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    Many, many thanks

    I noticed last night how quickly the day temperature dropped to night time as it draws in dusk. I also slept on the sofa downstairs and was so cold without my winter duvet. Chilly day here too. I've had my scarf on!

    My MIL made us lentil and veg soup and stupidly I forgot how bad pearl barly effected my acid reflux last time so I am suffering with my sore chest right now. My DH is home so he's housewife and childminder while I rrst up in my bed.

    Doing ok, doing ok.
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
    What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
    Only a fool trips on what is behind them.
    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 19th Oct 16, 4:20 PM
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    You are a brave soul Miss Fuddle, rest, try to sleep and keep warm

    Much love

    Candlelightx
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Oct 16, 4:23 PM
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    One step at a time Fuds . There isn't much comfort any of us can give but know that you are held close in our hearts and minds and there is a trail of glowing light and much love heading out from us all . For now I wish you strength and love .
    Gentle hug
    polly x
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Oct 16, 4:38 PM
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    Hey FUDS look after your little self, well done that DH who I know will look after you all well until you are fit again. I second Candlelights comment, you ARE a brave little soul, well done girlie, I know it's not easy!!!

    Home Bargains oh my, much temptation but most resisted although I do admit to buying Zebra a die cast aeroplane and 2 die cast cars for 99p each pack and also a packet of kinder hippos. Biggest bargain was T Gel Shampoo for He Who Knows at £4.99 for the bottle that costs almost double that in the pharmacy, I also found him shampoo and body wash combined for when he goes swimming and happiness was finding packets of Chorley Cakes which I haven't seen for ages so I got two!!! I think B & M here has a much bigger range and more choice but it's further away and Home Bargains I can get to on the bus. A good thing I think!

    Back home and having a nice cuppa, think we'll be lighting the stove tonight as it's feeling chilly already. Just nattering to Nell on the phone and she's got viral tonsillitis and sounds like she's been grated poor love.

    Have yourselves a restful evening folks, Lyn xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions ALWAYS show who they really are!
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Oct 16, 4:50 PM
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    Lyn Sending better soon wishes to Nell . Glad you enjoyed your trip out and didn't fall under the spell that seems to take me over . Much colder here now , we seem to have shot forward into heading for winter .
    I also echo Candlelights comment .
    Leftovers of yesterdays Lamb here for me , dd is a vegetarian .
    Wrap yourself up warm and cosy Fuds and try to get some rest . Forget the heating bills for now and cosy up .
    Love polly x
    • westcoastscot
    • By westcoastscot 19th Oct 16, 5:42 PM
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    Hi Polly, my rheumy uses it for me when I have a massive flare-up - its a way to quickly damp down inflammation and see whether it's reactive or time to put up the meds. I'm seriously immune suppressed and have been for many years, and like your daughter very subject to infections both viral and bacterial, but I've never had a particularly worse one from the kenalog. I get relief for about 6 weeks, and it gives a chance for other meds - anti-biotics for eg if I need them - to work or for a new dose to kick in. The theory with the rhuemies and immunologist me and my children have consulted is that it is better to stamp on any inflammation than chase it - iykwim. Luckily it's a consultant or specialist GP decision, who will have all the facts and info about your daughter. Might be worth a mention?? It certainly gives me some welcome relief when things get unbearable. Hope things improve soon ((hugs)) PsA is a really horrid disease!!!!
    • Floss
    • By Floss 19th Oct 16, 7:12 PM
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    Fuddle, rest up & reserve your energy for when it's needed, you know we are all behind you and supporting you. How's your knitting doing? I've been sorting out my "hobby room" and just found the scarf I started for DS1 a year ago so have brought it downstairs to try & finish for this Christmas.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Oct 16, 7:21 PM
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    WCS Thank you so much for your reply to my question . I always prefer to get information from those with personal experience . Almost 48 hours since sickness stopped so she has the shoulder x ray on Saturday morning and bloods early Monday ( would have been sooner but Nurse is swamped with flu jabs ) I will leave it to gp appointment next Friday to discuss it with him . No calls from the surgery mean he hasn't had any call back himself so I'm inclined to speak to him regarding Kenalog , he won't have the power to sanction it , although he has shared care only rheumo can take the decision but it does sound as though it could be helpful at severe flare times . He knows dd much better than rheumo as he treats the fibro and other illnesses so deals with things in a holistic manner .
    Wishing you a peaceful night and hope it's not too cold up there .
    polly xx
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Oct 16, 7:40 PM
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    Floss I have half a hat - I really want to do some crochet but must, must , must finish that and get it out of my head , only been on the needles since last winter .
    Candlelight pleased to see things are ok with your daughter and hoping all goes well with your hospital visit .
    Lynn The T Gel shampoo was one of the first things we bought in HB such a difference in price . Luckily neither of us are troubled much these days with the psoriasis on the scalp but my son has a terrible time with it . He has for many years used a body wash from M&S mens range which worked wonders on his scalp , face and body . I know they were still selling it 2 years ago but can't guarantee if the formula is still the same . It's in a green plastic bottle and goes on offer periodically especially in the Christmas offers . Will try to find out if he still uses it as he went over to a lot of hospital therapies and remedies a few years ago .
    Well I'm still trying to work out why I'm having such problems with the site since yesterday , it's very ,very slow .
    Wishing all a peaceful night but remember to blow out the canles later !
    polly x.
    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 19th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    Back home safely now. I think I may have taken the Scottish weather south with me. It wasn't terribly warm in the big smoke today and seemed grey and murky. It didn't even feel autumnal just dreich as we say up here.

    Having a cuppa now and I may have an early night and start on my job application tomorrow morning. I'm shattered and don't think it would be my best effort tonight.

    Come home to a stack of Christmas catalogues in the post - Lakeland, White Company and Lands end. I do so wish I had an open fire - I could keep it going for weeks burning all the unwanted stuff that gets sent to me! Maybe I'll start a stash for bonfire night. I don't do fireworks (would ban them from public sale if I could) but we sometimes have a bonfire on November 5th. Gives my father a great incentive to tidy up round the farm yard and add all sorts of things to the pile. I never look too closely at what he brings but it sure makes the fire burn well


    Thanks for the heads up in the TGel shampoo Mrs LW. I like to have a bottle handy as from time to time I get an irritated scalp and a couple of uses seems to cure it. That's certainly a good price as I'm sure it was over £8 last time I bought it.
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    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 19th Oct 16, 11:13 PM
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    I type from a hospital bed. Things have spiralled. I don't have acid reflux, I have pneumonia again. Lots of tears because of the timing but I'm not as bad as the first time so I hope it's a fleeting visit.

    Thank you all for propping me up. I can't actually believe this right now.
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
    What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
    Only a fool trips on what is behind them.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Oct 16, 11:32 PM
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    Fuds I've just logged in after much faffing to get the site to stop logging me in and out at random . Was testing when I saw your post .
    I'm so sorry to read your new post . All I can say is listen to the doctors and your body and know we are all with you . The sun will shine again for you love , for now be as kind to yourself as you can .
    Try to sleep we will all be here tomorrow .
    Wishing you some rest and respite from the shock and sadness .
    Lots of love polly
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