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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    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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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 6th Mar 18, 9:12 PM
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    nm I'm hoping so much that your son will go with you to view that house . I have a positive feeling about this .
    Both of you will get restorative and restful sleep away from the current situation and return to your normal good relationship.
    You really have reached breaking point and enough is enough .
    Tell him it could be the best gift you could ever have for Mothers day .
    Any more news on your daughter and family coming back to the UK ?
    That should widen your horizons and it will be lovely to see more of the grandchildren .

    fuds I've never tried hawthorn either . I always felt it was one I'd have problems with . I pick and choose from the apothecary book
    which by the way I picked up for a very moneysaving 7 in the works only a week after publication last year .
    I tend to stick with a wide variety of herbs you'd grow in the garden or on the lottie . Many aren't the sort you see fresh in supermarkets just an extended variety .
    You've probably noticed me talking local honey , loads of garlic , ginger , chillies etc .
    One book I think you'd love is the art of the natural home by rebecca sullivan . It covers home and cleaning , recipes including nut butters , sauces , chutneys , curry pastes lots of things food .
    Other sections cover drinks . The garden ,Face and body , Hair and make-up . A section for men and remedies . There's even a recipe for carrot top pesto .
    I paid full price for that which is rare for me . I had it on pre order at Am*z^n . I usually note release dates and note them in my diary but forgot with that one . I checked earlier it's not super cheap but the 2 sellers I usually buy from on the site are cheaper than AM .
    Both wordery and book depository include post and packing in their price and the postman delivers .
    Well I've talked for Britain today One thing if you use bleach please stop . It will challenge your lungs and hangs around for a long time . Plenty of non chemical ways to clean and sanitise .
    BTW Mary Poppins didn't flounce , she flew . One day not too soon so with you love .

    polly........is leaving the building
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 6th Mar 18, 9:46 PM
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    Polly Its no oil painting. For a start some idiot had painted it over the bricks the brightest red you ever did see. The front garden is big and totally paved and not very well. There are no carpets on the photos but as it has been on the market since November I think. I am sure he has finished doing it up. I presume the landlord bought it probably at auction.

    There are daubs of undercoat all over so I guess there were some unsavory words on walls and doors, |It looks as if it has been gutted. I am sure it will be fine now and painted with neutral colours.

    It does have an attached outhouse which will have been a shed and wash house. I was brought up in a similar house and my brothers best friend lived in one just like this one so I have an idea what it is like. We spent just as much time at their house as they spent at ours. Of course modernised they will look different. They will have been built in the early 50s. The out house will be fine for his bike.

    The rent is cheap so I think we will qualify for this one. It is within cycling distance so he can start off with a cycle and graduate to a motor bike when he has built his study.

    No fuddle Mary Poppins certainly did not flounce. She may have mixed with people the children's parents would not have approved of but she always kept her dignity.
    • westcoastscot
    • By westcoastscot 6th Mar 18, 10:00 PM
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    Aw Fuddle sorry to hear you've had a tough day, sending healing vibes from here beside the Loch - it's very peaceful tonight :-)
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 6th Mar 18, 10:42 PM
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    Me again

    nm it's a roof over your heads you will make it a home however long it takes . I've seen some of the properties my landlord friends have bought at auction and when they've worked their magic they are lovely . As I said earlier I have a positive feeling about this one and you hadn't described it then .

    Hi WCS hope you're keeping warm and well . I've missed you , you're the only person on the threads I can ask Psoriatic Arthritis questions of .
    A little update dd is transferring back into our local trust . That consultant she was under was as much use as a chocolate fireguard . Not worth the long journey . Our GP has to do all the monitoring and things she should anyway . he's done scans , checked her lungs , heart etc so no more waste of time and damage from her neglect .

    I have scattered typos , mangled words and missed bits out of my posts today so fuds "one day soon you will fly too "
    Vj Missed out of my curtain post . I used my long measuring stick to mark a straight line on the back of the curtains above and below the rings with one of those pens that fade away ,
    Cut along the lines . With those curtains the top part left was 3ins deep so I used that to enclose both the curtain and lining and stitched on the rufflette . Hope that's clearer .

    I'm out early tomorrow another appt and then town to collect the meds the pharmacy were short of on Friday so I'll see you all later .
    Sleep tight
    polly x
    • Softstuff
    • By Softstuff 7th Mar 18, 8:17 AM
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    Aww Fuddle, sorry to hear of your hospital trip, I really hope they get to the bottom of things soon and get you sorted Have a dodgy hug.

    I've been resting, watching tv and napping. I've only moved when my wrist vibrates and I have to! (fitbit)
    Softstuff- Officially better than 007
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 7th Mar 18, 8:24 AM
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    Morning all, and a dismal, murky one it is at the moment.

    I think I've more or less recovered from the mayhem of last week and can actually face the thought of getting myself into gear again.
    Eating that enormous coffee and walnut cake has had an odd effect on Millie. She seems to have either regressed to puppydom or has advanced rapidly into senility. In the last couple of days she has had all the spare loo rolls out of the basket in the bathroom, ripped open a large plastic bag containing my summer clothes and spread them all over the floor, attacked my wool basket and fought me for balls of wool and this morning I find that she has started systematically emptying the bookshelves.
    Nothing has been destroyed but a few balls of wool are on their way out having been well covered in slobber.

    I also stood on my scales this morning.............................I will try to stem the tears in the next hour or two.

    fuddle, I hope you are feeling more hopeful this morning. If I know you at all you will be reading up everything you can find on your condition and plotting a way forward. Then you will feel in control of your life again and be much happier.

    Pollyanna, I know I have said it before, but it is so good to have you back and firing on all cylinders. You have no idea how much we've missed you.

    Now I must lay my own plans for today. Starting with coffee and toast.

    THOUGHT FOR TODAY

    Don't call it a dream, call it a plan.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 7th Mar 18, 8:26 AM
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    Vj Missed out of my curtain post . I used my long measuring stick to mark a straight line on the back of the curtains above and below the rings with one of those pens that fade away ,
    Cut along the lines . With those curtains the top part left was 3ins deep so I used that to enclose both the curtain and lining and stitched on the rufflette . Hope that's clearer .

    I'm out early tomorrow another appt and then town to collect the meds the pharmacy were short of on Friday so I'll see you all later .
    Sleep tight
    polly x
    Originally posted by pollyanna 26
    I think so, thanks - but why do you need to cut along the top of the rings? Surely I only need to cut below?? Am i being dense...

    OH - who has always resisted change in anything, even blessed curtains, has decided he likes the eyelet top after all and asked if I can cut the bottom, but that is just too hard to adjust the curtain and the lining. At least with ruffled header tape you can hide all the mess behind it. In any case if it gets done this year, it'll be doing well...
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 7th Mar 18, 9:37 AM
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    Pollyanna, my son in law has psoriatic arthritis.
    Onwards and forwards Fuddle.
    At last I have a day at home, until 2ish anyway.
    The WM is chugging away I have about 3 loads to do, drying them is a problem in such a confined space.
    As I sure you all know my dd2 has mental health problems, one of the contributing factors is that she holds down 3 jobs as her husband has a lot of time off sick.
    DD2 has access to certain things that help her cope, to continue this access she has to jump through assorted hoops.
    The latest hoop is a 10 week course, it's on Tuesdays, it's designed to help people with mental health problems get into work.
    No matter how many times she explains that she doesn't need help returning to work she hits a brick wall. If she wants to access things she needs she has to attend the course!
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 7th Mar 18, 11:28 AM
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    Pollyanna, my son in law has psoriatic arthritis.
    Onwards and forwards Fuddle.
    At last I have a day at home, until 2ish anyway.
    The WM is chugging away I have about 3 loads to do, drying them is a problem in such a confined space.
    As I sure you all know my dd2 has mental health problems, one of the contributing factors is that she holds down 3 jobs as her husband has a lot of time off sick.
    DD2 has access to certain things that help her cope, to continue this access she has to jump through assorted hoops.
    The latest hoop is a 10 week course, it's on Tuesdays, it's designed to help people with mental health problems get into work.
    No matter how many times she explains that she doesn't need help returning to work she hits a brick wall. If she wants to access things she needs she has to attend the course!
    Originally posted by Hard Up Hester
    :w all:
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    • shanks77
    • By shanks77 7th Mar 18, 11:32 AM
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    Can I pick your brains?

    I'm trying to sort out my breakfasts. At the minute I alternate between porridge one day and avocado, bacon and mushrooms the next. I'd like to get rid of the bacon so I thought avocado and scrambled eggs with a bit of spinich. The only problem is I don't know how to make scrambled egg any way other than in a pan with butter

    Would scrambled egg taste OK with EVOO or is there a way of doing it without any fat at all?
    Originally posted by fuddle
    Sorry bit behind but I make scrambled eggs in the micro with no fat at all and it comes out fine. Just whisk a couple of eggs with a splash of milk and put in micro taking out every 10-15 secs or so and giving a stir til u have reached your desired consistency
    Last edited by shanks77; 07-03-2018 at 12:36 PM.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 7th Mar 18, 11:33 AM
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    Hester Why does that not surprise me at all? When you can get a years suspension for not being able to be in two places at once, several miles apart, yet they allowed it the second week but not the first. Nothing about any public sector department will ever surprise me.

    She will be asked to go on a quest like Jason next.

    Before I went to see the Macmillan adviser i read through the notes several times. I came to the conclusion that if I could not get out of bed but I could wash myself I would not qualify for Attendance allowance.

    When I told the Macmillan adviser that I had read through the notes several times and I had come to that conclusion I did not qualify, she said "Oh take no notice of that. With your problems you more than qualify."

    Is there a charity that will advise her they could probably stop it with one phone call? Macmillan seem to be magic.
    Last edited by nursemaggie; 07-03-2018 at 11:36 AM. Reason: missing letters
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 7th Mar 18, 3:15 PM
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    Hester, you really couldn't make it up, could you? Of course, it takes a professional who is supposed to be helping you, to make a problem ten times worse.

    Is your DD in touch with MIND? They may be able to help.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 7th Mar 18, 3:58 PM
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    I think Macmillan have a reputation for truly being a helping hand in such stressful times and organisations listen to them because it would be a travesty if the press/social media got wind of negatives, ignorance or inaction. The emotional aspect is too huge. You're sensible for going to them NM. They were around for us when dad was Ill, really when he died and my mam didn't like that. I remember one did a little work with me as a 10 year old. I don't remember what went down but I remember it had a positive effect.

    Hester I can appreciate how much a battle mental health can be and I'm so sorry that life is so stressful for your DD. It adds to your stress too. It's not been a good week for you has it

    Monna you know me well. I have looked up as much as I can with what the doctors said yesterday, drawn a blank and settled on an asthma attack. The steroids are bringing a lot of not very nice stuff up from my lungs and I am so sore today. Having never had an asthma attack I didn't recognise it, didn't act and thought it was all heart. I dunno, a bit confused but I am still researching. I've moved on to a new strategy to learn about - chamomile flowers. I know they are ok for me, have a calming effect and I am going to be as self sufficient in them as possible on the plot (although I will be buying this year as I haven't got a bed for them yet) so I'm taking control but only in a way that I know how how really.

    I'm doing ok. My heart bounces hard as I walk up the stairs and I am breathless but I trundled the hill on the little school walk and managed to still talk to DD a bit. The ticker has had some stress and faffing with meds of late so I'm hoping that will calm a little and if not, I just have to get to Tues. BP is beautiful so I doubt I'm in any danger.

    I'm about to finish my cuppa then the children people are being summoned to help with house work. Hanratty's Yard here.
    Last edited by fuddle; 07-03-2018 at 4:01 PM.
    Please don't judge my story by the chapter that you walked in on.
    .
    • westcoastscot
    • By westcoastscot 7th Mar 18, 4:48 PM
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    Hi Pollyanna, thanks for the welcome back. I've had a real struggle with my PsA this past year or too - have cut work right down now and pulled my world more inwards - still looking for the balance, but getting there.
    The theory is that I manage on a little less meds so that I'm less susceptible to chest infections, and if I can avoid them then I get a longer run at the benefit of the meds. I'm mostly working from home, and haven't had a chest infection since last summer, but it took me til Christmas to get the dose back up again.
    Hoping spring coming will be uneventful.
    How is your daughter? flourishing I hope, or at least holding her own
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 7th Mar 18, 5:28 PM
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    I have been trying to switch electricity suppliers all day. Mine runs out on 20th. They want 50 a month extra to stay with them but I have a feeling their computer refuses to let anyone leave.

    I have found another suppler who want less than 50 a month in fact it is just over a tiny bit more than a third of the price I am paying.They have all gone up so this is a pleasant puzzle.

    I had a look at my account for the last two years, It keep giving me a different type of meter to fill the numbers in 4, 5, or 6. It has never once
    given me the same twice in a row. When my older two were kids and I was trying to count stitches when knitting they would shout out random numbers all the time so I could not count. Well my record of my readings looks like that. No wonder they can't get it right.

    I refuse to pay them 50 a month extra and then probably still have to have them again next year and so on until DS dies. They just will not sort anything out. I would like to be able to phone the ombudsman but I have to go through my present supplier. They will delay answering me for three or four months, then they will not have given an answer to the complaint so I will have to try again. I cannot even get their computer to allow me on the correct for for a formal complain. I have threatened them with the ombudsman 5 times in the last year. If I follow the correct procedure they wont so I still can't get to the ombudsman.

    Has anyone got any ideas.

    I am also trying to make a lasagna but it is going like plaiting fog. In my kitchen cooking is like trying to do one of those little puzzles you have to keep moving tiles but without the space to move them around. I always end up with my hands full and no where to cook. I told DS to expect dinner some time after my birthday 18/04/1018.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 7th Mar 18, 5:33 PM
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    I meant to say fuddle between breathlessness from asthma and anything else is with Asthma you have problems getting breath out and everything else is getting breath in fast enough.
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 7th Mar 18, 6:05 PM
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    Whenever I've changed supplier NM I've gone with the new company. They have then sorted the changeover with the old company. I've never dealt with the old company except to supply end readings. Only when I'm out of contract though.

    All I can say it it was like I was suffocating. My stomach was sucking in the breath and I felt like my respiration rate was slowing down. With pneumonia, specifically when I had the double effusion, it felt like that but the respiration rate was fast then. I just dunno. It just doesn't sound like text book heart, asthma or chest infection.
    Please don't judge my story by the chapter that you walked in on.
    .
    • Floss
    • By Floss 7th Mar 18, 6:27 PM
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    Fuddle my mum had asthma & then blocking arteries - when she was diagnosed she said she knew she had a problem when she couldn't walk & talk at the same time xx
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 7th Mar 18, 6:50 PM
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    fuddle (((0))).
    I really hope you feel tonnes better very soon x

    Busy today but got lots done, including re-tuning 3 tv's! The main transmitter has been altered apparently.

    Have to wrap some pressies tonight and get together some party supplies to take to a client in a care home - I am going to pick up her friends and take them to visit so I thought I'd take a cake for her to share. (The care home do a communal chocolate cake but she doesn't like it!). I'll take a few napkins and something to drink and a batch of cheese scones as well. Hope the forecast snow doesn't stick!
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • Puffinbertha
    • By Puffinbertha 7th Mar 18, 7:31 PM
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    I have been trying to switch electricity suppliers all day. Mine runs out on 20th. They want 50 a month extra to stay with them but I have a feeling their computer refuses to let anyone leave.

    I have found another suppler who want less than 50 a month in fact it is just over a tiny bit more than a third of the price I am paying.They have all gone up so this is a pleasant puzzle.

    I had a look at my account for the last two years, It keep giving me a different type of meter to fill the numbers in 4, 5, or 6. It has never once
    given me the same twice in a row. When my older two were kids and I was trying to count stitches when knitting they would shout out random numbers all the time so I could not count. Well my record of my readings looks like that. No wonder they can't get it right.

    I refuse to pay them 50 a month extra and then probably still have to have them again next year and so on until DS dies. They just will not sort anything out. I would like to be able to phone the ombudsman but I have to go through my present supplier. They will delay answering me for three or four months, then they will not have given an answer to the complaint so I will have to try again. I cannot even get their computer to allow me on the correct for for a formal complain. I have threatened them with the ombudsman 5 times in the last year. If I follow the correct procedure they wont so I still can't get to the ombudsman.

    Has anyone got any ideas.

    .
    Originally posted by nursemaggie
    Earlier this year I changed suppliers for the first time and went via MSE Cheap Energy Club. It couldn't have been easier. Have you looked into doing it this way?
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