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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 10th Jun 17, 8:04 PM
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    I reckon it should be Mrs LW or thriftwizard who allocate the pages, whichever gets here first

    I'd also like to suggest doing 5 pages first (of our allocated 50), of whatever we're allocated, to test the waters, so to speak ... hope I'm not overcomplicating things.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 10th Jun 17, 9:01 PM
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    Think it had better be Thrifty if she has time, I'm so technically unskilled I wouldn't know what to do or how to do it. I came late to computers and all I can do is turn this one on and find you lot and Fleabay!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 10th Jun 17, 9:47 PM
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    Think it had better be Thrifty if she has time, I'm so technically unskilled I wouldn't know what to do or how to do it. I came late to computers and all I can do is turn this one on and find you lot and Fleabay!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
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    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 10th Jun 17, 10:33 PM
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    Sorry, everyone, it's our Big Weekend down here; you can't move for men with bells on, hankies waving everywhere and flowers all over everyone's heads. We have two young German lads staying who are undoubtedly going home under the impression that the English are completely bonkers - but a lot of fun!

    I'll attempt to allocate some pages to all volunteers tomorrow, after running the gauntlet of accordions and stick-smashing one more time...

    And thank you, Herbily!
    Angie

    Money's just a substitute for time & talent...
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 10th Jun 17, 10:47 PM
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    BB, if you want to share skull-maintenance tips with us girlies.........? Mr Sheen or Pledge? Polishing with trad yellow duster or a microfibre cloth? Eager minds (and me, the p-artist) wanna know.
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    Well, I don't polish, but the things I have learned, over the years, include:-

    Use shaving gel, in preference to foam.

    Shave forward, from the back of the head.

    Keep a styptic pencil on hand.
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - £1161
    • daz378
    • By daz378 10th Jun 17, 11:30 PM
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    hi fellow preppers .....does the recent election mean a softer brexit ? the woman on press review said leaving the single market would cost us 48 billion plus divorce costs 30Bil we may eventually become wealthier as we trade with more countries....... would it be a catastrophe if we had a left wing government ? would we eventually end up like greece is there a sensible Keynesian approach.? thinking of joining slimming wurld before going to see family in LA next year..... you all take care
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 11th Jun 17, 8:11 AM
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    Morning all.

    daz, good to 'see' you again.

    Apparently, the UK is presently contributing 12% of the EU's budget, so we'll be ahead by that much and those EU countries presently free-riding on the original EU states will likely be expected to put their hands in their pockets. I expect this will go down about as well as a stinky f@rt in a lift.

    There's also the interesting clash of opinions between the newly minted Scottish Tory MPs and the newly recruited DUP members about a few issues inc gay rights, which will likely mean they're not best pals and T M will have to try and square that circle if she wants all to vote with her.

    Reminds me a bit of the later Thatcher years when she was only able to get legislation thru due to a handful of ulster MPs voting with her (which meant a small contentions part of the UK held the whip hand over the vast majority of the country, I loathed them for it at the time and had another heart-sink moment when this current compromise was declared).

    The EU is a fatally-wounded beast, not because of Brexit (we should be so arrogant) but because of its inherent contradictions and overweening ambition to form the United States of Europe.

    I think the EU will be long gone by the mid-century, possibly in less than ten years, and we're wise to get out in double-quick time when we can.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 11th Jun 17, 9:02 AM
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    hi fellow preppers .....does the recent election mean a softer brexit ?
    Originally posted by daz378
    Hello daz, hope you're doing okay.

    I think the recent election means a near-future election, frankly, especially after reading this morning that TM thought the cooperation with the DUP was a done deal, and they came out and said no.

    Sorry, everyone, it's our Big Weekend down here; you can't move for men with bells on, hankies waving everywhere and flowers all over everyone's heads. We have two young German lads staying who are undoubtedly going home under the impression that the English are completely bonkers - but a lot of fun!

    I'll attempt to allocate some pages to all volunteers tomorrow, after running the gauntlet of accordions and stick-smashing one more time...
    Originally posted by thriftwizard
    hankies with knots tied in the corners

    Enjoy the stick smashing
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    • jk0
    • By jk0 11th Jun 17, 9:30 AM
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    I was musing on Landlordzone yesterday that Theresa called the election and lost on purpose, as she is really a Remainer. I think BoJo will have to take over, and no doubt call another election to get back a majority.

    What a waste of time and effort Theresa turned out to be, eh?
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Jun 17, 10:03 AM
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    Whatever happens politically I think the time has come for us each to look at our lives and do whatever we can to future proof them in all areas! The world has never been a 'given place' but I just feel that we reached the peak of what we're likely to achieve as a race a while ago and from here on in it's a downhill slope, all we can do is make sure we've got as good a set of brakes in our lives as we can create. I'm currently de cluttering like mad, it's surprising how effective emptying a cupboard/drawer of 'treasures' is when you leave them on display for a couple of days and can then realise that there are very few of them that you actually want to keep. Another and possibly bigger boot fair is rapidly becoming a reality. The same is going to happen in the kitchen cupboards and I'm going to keep in mind that most of the time it's just the two of us so all the bigger pans and extra crockery and cutlery that I've been keeping for 'when the family comes' will be offered to them and if they don't need , into the boot fair pile it shall go. It's a source of amazement to me just how much I've accumulated over the past 24 years since we came here and I'm certainly NOT going to drag it all with us when we move again now!!! I'm aiming for simple.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 11th Jun 17, 10:04 AM
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    fuddle
    Her very demeanour says to me that she never wants to lose face. In my opinion someone with that demeanour wouldn't lose on purpose for anything, never mind the greater good of the country.

    I'm spitting feathers that the Conservatives made a statement that the DUP had agreed the principles of a deal to back them, the DUP then saying that no agreement had been made but talks were ongoing and then the Conservatives said they released that statement in error, releasing a much less overstated account in it's place.

    It's continual upmanship and game playing and if our lives weren't at stake I'd give it a five star comedy review just based on the farcical elements of spin!

    Tea!
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    It's not always what you see.
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 11th Jun 17, 10:25 AM
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    When the general election was called so unexpectedly, my first thought was that it was a covert gambit to lose and thus derail brexit. That thought quickly passed as I, like fuddle, think losing isn't in that woman's nature and it was hubris; she genuinely thought she was going to increase her party's majority to steamroller levels.

    I'm presently reading some of the earliest posts from the Archdruid Report, which is being taken down at the end of this month, and this stuff will only be available in JMG's books. I'm sad about that and am going to see what I can take from this resource while I can.

    For those who don't follow that blog, which has been running since 2006, it has some very salient things to say about what life is going to be like on the other side of the Oil Age, and about many other things, and has much to reflect upon which is of relevence to the preptastic sphere.

    We have been living in a very blessed and comfortable age, one which we have, like goldfish in a bowl, come to regard as the norm. Imagining life as it would have been lived by persons only 2-3 generations ago is becoming increasingly difficult, but going back to ease the way going forward is, I think, something the smarter person especially the smarter parent, will want to do.

    I did a quick calculation and I'm the only the 5th generation of my family since the birth of the ancestor (distaff side) who left Dorset for Lunnon Town. And their birth exactly 200 years ago this year. Makes you think, hey?
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    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 11th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
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    Karmacat
    Whatever happens politically I think the time has come for us each to look at our lives and do whatever we can to future proof them in all areas! The world has never been a 'given place' but I just feel that we reached the peak of what we're likely to achieve as a race a while ago and from here on in it's a downhill slope, all we can do is make sure we've got as good a set of brakes in our lives as we can create.
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    I think it's cyclical, to be honest, but I agree that right now we're headed on a downwards path. I think of Ancient Egypt - it lasted for 3,000 years, y'know, but halfway through that lot, it actually collapsed completely, for maybe 100 years - and I'm sure it felt like the end of the world to them.

    I'm currently de cluttering like mad, it's surprising how effective emptying a cupboard/drawer of 'treasures' is when you leave them on display for a couple of days and can then realise that there are very few of them that you actually want to keep.
    I this! It's what I'm having to do right now with this smelly cupboard, after washing the cupboard - clean and dry everything, and leave it out a couple of days to make *sure* it's dry.

    all the bigger pans and extra crockery and cutlery that I've been keeping for 'when the family comes' will be offered to them and if they don't need , into the boot fair pile it shall go. It's a source of amazement to me just how much I've accumulated over the past 24 years since we came here and I'm certainly NOT going to drag it all with us when we move again now!!!
    That makes me think of The Mandibles, which I've just read for the first time - 3 generations of extended family, all once very rich, end up under the same roof

    When the general election was called so unexpectedly, my first thought was that it was a covert gambit to lose and thus derail brexit. That thought quickly passed as I, like fuddle, think losing isn't in that woman's nature and it was hubris; she genuinely thought she was going to increase her party's majority to steamroller levels.
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    Covert TM motives hadn't occurred to me, I have to say and with what we've learned about her this week, she kind of seems incapable of them. But she *must* be capable - she's a high level politician, not an outside like Trump. Don't know though, you'd never guess it from her appalling choices.

    I'm presently reading some of the earliest posts from the Archdruid Report, which is being taken down at the end of this month, and this stuff will only be available in JMG's books. I'm sad about that and am going to see what I can take from this resource while I can.
    thanks for that - I've never got as into that as I should have

    We have been living in a very blessed and comfortable age, one which we have, like goldfish in a bowl, come to regard as the norm. Imagining life as it would have been lived by persons only 2-3 generations ago is becoming increasingly difficult, but going back to ease the way going forward is, I think, something the smarter person especially the smarter parent, will want to do.
    True. And financially, I think we're a long way past the peak. My mum died aged 90 at the end of last year, as you guys may remember - she got early retirement as a teacher at age 58, with a lump sum and an index linked pension, and had 30 years of good health (8 of which were spent nursing my dad, yes, but that still leaves 22 years as a gadabout If I get to that age, with the erosion of the state, I can imagine my sister and I will have to join forces to cope with old age, with my brother too if he makes it.

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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Jun 17, 12:08 PM
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    I read "The Mandibles" recently - having seen it mentioned on here. The grandpa generation was rich - but the ones beneath him werent (one comfortable and one poor anyway) - but it was a depressing read. Not just financially - but culturally - ie watching the American language changing from default English to default Spanish. That was followed shortly after that by a very brief chat I had ITRW to an American tourist here that said he is noticing the default language changing from English to Spanish in his part of the USA.

    Then I saw "The Handmaids Tale" mentioned on here - and am duly watching it at the moment on tv. Now that is very depressing - watching this American woman going from "normal life - as a person" to "slave life - as a woman". Though I'll admit to wondering if that "bath before the first rape episode" was going to end in her just putting her head under the water and that was that. But I guess the character has carried on living because of her hope to find her kidnapped daughter...

    No spoilers please - as I'm hoping America returns to normal - or, at the least hers does....
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 11th Jun 17, 12:15 PM
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    It was me that mentioned it most recently, money - and the first thing you did was reference the ending (not in detail)! I didn't object at the time, because I know we don't really have an understanding on here about spoilers, and it *had* been mentioned before. So yes, spoilers aren't popular - if they're insisted upon, they should be very clearly marked as such. You're actually "spoiling" The Handmaid's Tale in your post, y'know? I haven't read or seen it yet.

    But for the record, I didn't find The Mandibles depressing!
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    • lillibet dripping
    • By lillibet dripping 11th Jun 17, 12:27 PM
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    The Handmaid's Tale is compulsive viewing in this house! Both frightening and scarily real in equal measure. I keep thinking 'surely not' - but I can see how it could be very real one day.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Jun 17, 12:29 PM
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    I read the book many years ago and along with Aldous Huxleys 'Brave New World' it caused me to think!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    Must admit I definitely did - ie find The Mandibles thoroughly depressing - ie the thought of losing normal life and/or losing one's "normal (ie softer) self" to a much harsher "self".

    The one thing The Handmaids Tale does do - and some of my "nervous peaks" at recent changes in my own society is think "There are some blessings to getting older - as a woman I'm now obviously past 'fertile age' thankfully". Gotta be some bonuses to having reached "the age of invisibility"

    In a very different direction - I'm watching "The Summer of Love" on BBC4 at the moment. I was a teenager at the time of that - but do remember that and the influence it had on society. I shall be interested to watch how it all gets summed up, in hindsight, by the now elderly participants in it (indeed between thinking "They must have lived hard then - looking at how old most of them look now").
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 11-06-2017 at 12:45 PM.
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    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 11th Jun 17, 2:10 PM
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    Thank you pollyanna,, what a helpful post I'll have a think about asking the GP if I can try the one you mentioned, though she may be reluctant as it's probably more expensive and I know the local GP practices are watched like a hawk by the local CCQ for any sign of what they consider overspending on medicine budgets. I think it's the CCQ anyway, It's all a bit confusing. There are quite a lot of items they've been told they mustn't prescribe any more because they can be bought over the counter.

    Grey Queen Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but it's good to know you'll soon be feeling a lot better

    Thanks to frosty and other people who mentioned wheat, too. It sounds as if it would be worth a try!

    ETA sorry, I think it's actually CQC, not CCQ.
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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 11th Jun 17, 2:24 PM
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    Ivyleaf Among a number of reasons dd was switched to the gastro- resistant drug was the fact that she has 12- 14 different meds a month .
    If you feel the omoperozole is causing discomfort re heartburn or other digestive problems the alternative is recommended by NICE .
    It cushions the meds so worth a try .
    Good luck
    polly x
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