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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    Knit Witch
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
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    • maryb
    • By maryb 9th Feb 18, 10:05 PM
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    Oh Mar I'm so sorry - I hate the way they push you into having bisphosphonates. Hope you are better soon
    It doesn't matter if you are a glass half full or half empty sort of person. Keep it topped up! Cheers!
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 9th Feb 18, 10:12 PM
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    Mar what is aclasta?
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 9th Feb 18, 10:15 PM
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    Oh no, poor mar! I hope you feel much more like yourself in the morning. It sounds as if you were well looked-after in the hospital though?

    Having changed my password, I managed to get back on the old format after replying to a post. I was so relieved!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 9th Feb 18, 10:15 PM
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    The doc in A&E said it's ok for normal folk. but I did have huge doubts about it when I googled it. It's Zoledronic acid Fuds, for osteoporosis. Apparently. I should have listened to the voices lol but oh noo I decided to try it once. Meant to have it once a year for 3 years but I won't have it again.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 9th Feb 18, 10:37 PM
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    Mar - I have had to take similar medication for osteopenia but consultant said the Calcium & Vit D tabs were sufficient - glad I could stop the acid! Do hope you improve quickly & tell the RV to give you plenty of TLC and jelly babies.
    I got locked out too but 3000 odd days! Couldn't log in on my tablet so just come upstairs and changed PW and email address as it was out of date. Thought I'd be stuck with the new format forum but thank goodness still got the old familiar one with all my chums - phew!
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • MadamMim2013
    • By MadamMim2013 10th Feb 18, 12:01 AM
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    Oh Mar... Sending feel better soon vibes your way!
    Rest up and recuperate as much as possible, for a good few days at least, it certainly knocks the stuffing out of you (& that's just being in hospital!) so please take care!
    Living life happily! Debt Free date: 2018!!!
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 10th Feb 18, 7:39 AM
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    So mar, you are not normal.

    I'm saying nothing.

    Let's hope today is more normal up at MSE Towers. I imagine that there is a new, rookie operator up there with a big L on their desk, who keeps pressing the wrong button and throwing the whole system into chaos.

    A bit colder this morning. I opened the door for Millie a couple of hours ago and she screeched to a halt and glared at me accusingly. I think it will be a lightning dash for me, up to the shop for my newspaper (I only get one at the weekend) and daily walk. Then it will be pottering around the house this morning and an afternoon curled up in my rocking chair being cosy.

    Whatever you are doing this weekend, keep warm.

    THOUGHT FOR TODAY (with mar in mind)

    Normality is a paved road: it's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow. (Vincent van Gogh)
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 10th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    Mar so sorry to hear of your trauma.

    I do hope you are much better now x
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Feb 18, 8:49 AM
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    I hope Mar is feeling better today I happen to think normality is very overrated!

    Ok so I told you all i am helping my dd2 out with child care as she is training for her new job?

    Well the company that has employed her is one of the largest suppliers of sex toys in the world! This is not the same as being the supplier of the largest sex toys, there is a subtle difference.

    Fuds and anyone else of a nervous disposition may want to stop reading as I wouldn't want you upset by my depravity.

    So yesterday she bought home a couple of samples, ye gods and little fishes, since when did a sex toy need a usb connector and now I know why!
    Also none of the samples were made of the garish pink of yesteryear, they are all grey and chrome etc.
    Funniest of all is that this is the daughter who has always been a bit prudish with me, the other one shares everything.
    So to see my dd2 waving around sex toys and explaining their various attributes was quite an eye opener!
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 10th Feb 18, 8:54 AM
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    Morning all. Hester, you've given me my first laugh of the day. Mar, hope you're feeling better today.

    I have been reading the forum for far too long this morning, I must get moving, decorating to do today.
    Savings 2018: 1573.11
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 10th Feb 18, 9:04 AM
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    Hester - I can't even begin to imagine lol! Obviously things have moved on since fluffy handcuffs
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • karcher
    • By karcher 10th Feb 18, 9:17 AM
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    Hester I can't imagine how your DD keeps a straight face when she is doing her training!

    Or is that not a job requirement?
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Feb 18, 9:42 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Fortunately dd2 is working on the admin side and once she has acquainted herself with the product range she will just have to work with product codes such as VR15894/d, so she,won't be sending emails about things with rude names.
    I am hoping for an interesting birthday and Christmas presents.
    Failing that I'm happy to road test any items offered.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 10th Feb 18, 10:48 AM
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    Hester many years ago (1972) when my children were very small finances meant I had to get extra cash, so my friend had the children as she had two little ones as well and I went into an agency to register for work as a temp.

    Every Monday morning we had to arrive and sit on long benches until a job came up.One Monday as I was the only married woman there I got sent to a shop in Bexley village called Simon McCoy enterprises

    It turned out to be a mail order business for errr... sex aids .

    Hence they only wanted married women there . Well it was quite an eye opener for me to say the least .

    One of my jobs was to sit at a table filling umpteen tiny pots with Ponds cold cream, which were then labelled with a label saying this cream aided men with their erections !!! T
    his was pre -viagra days. The postman would come into the shop three times a day with sack full of orders and cash in envelopes from customers from all over the world.

    After the initial shock of seeing the 'store room' with all its various 'aids etc' I just got on with it.

    It was a job and it paid 4.00 an hour, but every week I had to update their mailing list and you would be surprised at some of the names on there

    I had been there for about three weeks when talking to another lady who worked there I said how long have you been here and she said 'Oh about 6 months ,but its OK when we get raided by the police the boss will bail us all out' !!!!

    When I got home and told my OH he said thats it no way are you going back there .Just imagine how the kids would feel if their mum got dragged off to the local nick for working in a sex shop

    I agreed and went back to the agency and said I didn't want to work at that assignment anymore .The agency lady said I'm not surprised we are always having to send new staff there and they rarely last more than a few weeks

    I must admit from the outside you would just see a plain shop front with blinds across the windows .It was the thought of getting involved with the police that put me off I think

    My children have now grown up and used to laugh at the thought of Mum working in a sex shop, but it was all very business like and was probably no different than selling a pound of spuds to the owners ,but far more lucrative

    I have never seen Ponds cold cream in the same light though and wonder if the placebo worked for many men

    JackieO xx
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    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 10th Feb 18, 11:37 AM
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    Jackie - just to lower the tone even further I'm thinking that probably the action of rubbing the cream in in the first place probably had a reaction - the rest is all in the mind
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Feb 18, 11:44 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Lol JackieO, that's so funny, especially the ponds cold cream, it probably worked for some people just because they thought it would.

    Many years ago I worked in TV licensing when it was being computerised. One of the very first Ann Summers shops opened just across the road, we had great fun watching all the comings and goings.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 10th Feb 18, 12:04 PM
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    Hester thank you for the warning. The rest of you? Shame on you!

    Polly and NM thank you for explaining the tests to me. I should have thanked you yesterday but I was distracted by Mar's antics.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 10th Feb 18, 1:14 PM
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    Feel like been run over by a bus, really weak and horrible kidney area pain. Going nowhere and doing nothing, off for a sleep xxxx
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 10th Feb 18, 1:40 PM
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    So were the rest of us fuddle. You have probably had them before when you were admitted to hospital. No one says it like on Casualty it's just done for everyone. I preferred monna's explanation.

    JackieO! You just changed my image of you. That was really funny. I think I would have left as soon as I got there but then 4 an hour was very good pay in 1972. I was not paid anywhere near that amount amount to run a ward at the Maternity hospital. Nurses really did have low pay then.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 10th Feb 18, 1:51 PM
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    Mar I hope you get back to normal soon, I'm sending healing vibes your way.
    I'm still suffering with this lurgy, the cough has gone on to my chest now .
    I'm going to blame Karcher, I think you sent it to me ! I'm all for sharing, but not this thank you very much . Seriously I hope you are feeling better and work is easier for you.
    I was surprised at how some people have lowered the tone on this thread today .
    Hester I believe grey and chrome are the "in" colours this year .
    JackieO My mother always had a pot of Pond's cream on her bedside table. Oooooh! now I've got a horrible picture in my mind .
    Now I will have to go and have a lie down in a darkened room .
    nan xx
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