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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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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 7th Mar 18, 8:27 PM
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    Puffinbertha I have been doing that all along. I tried a few different ones last year but my supplier kept objecting to everyone and most of them do not even bother to contact you. I ran out of time and it was sign up again with them or end up pay at least half as much again.

    I have signed up with Ebico. I have asked them to contact me if iSupply object, because they have no legal grounds to do so, only their own continual errors. There continual objections just messed up the MSE Cheap Energy Club part of the website.

    I have kept trying to get the proper way to complain. No one else can do anything for me it has to be the owner of the account and that is me. I am getting past coping with all this. I wish I could go directly to the ombudsman.
    • westcoastscot
    • By westcoastscot 7th Mar 18, 9:23 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.
    Originally posted by fuddle
    Fuddle that sounds like the response my youngest has with anaphylaxis?
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 7th Mar 18, 9:46 PM
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    Fuddle that sounds like the response my youngest has with anaphylaxis?
    Originally posted by westcoastscot
    Wow. Beta blockers are connected with anaphylaxis. Who knows eh? Thanks WCS
    Please don't judge my story by the chapter that you walked in on.
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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 7th Mar 18, 9:50 PM
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    So have I fuddle but you can't do that when they owe you 800 or you will never see it again. If the new company never contacts you, you have to call them and then they say your present provider objected. It got in a right mess last year. I only just managed to get my details changed on MSE cheap energy club this morning about a year since the mess I have been trying to sort for a year. If your present supplier will not allow you to do a formal complaint you are up the creek without a paddle.

    When I had all that bother with Npower I moved to OVO and they put in the formal complaint to Npower. It still took them over a year to sort the problem. OVO would not let me move my account to this address. I think at the time They could not change my meter.

    I have had trouble with energy suppliers ever since power was denationalised. I have had a bad move or a bad switch right from the first one.

    I agree with westcoastscot on the breathing that was why I suggested it could be an allergy.

    When it is totally settled have a think about what you have eaten or come in contact with and write down anything you think of it may help the next Dr you see.
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 7th Mar 18, 10:12 PM
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    Fuddle - have you had a definite diagnosis of asthma? There is a machine used by the asthma nurse in my GP practice. You blow into it and it measures nitrogen from your breath, and can show whether you have asthma or not. If you have it, then beta blockers are a no-no unless taken under strict medical supervision - they can cause bronchospasm in asthmatics. Also ibuprofen and other non steroidal pain killers should be avoided. If your GP or hospital consultant are treating you as having asthma then they should refer you to a specialist asthma nurse who you can contact if you have any problems. Hope the cardiologist can shed some light on the matter next week.
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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 7th Mar 18, 10:17 PM
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    When I asked for any ideas I meant on how I can circumnavigate an obstructive supplier, and get directly to the ombudsman.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 7th Mar 18, 11:16 PM
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    No More Kale
    This is for everyone but especially for mar.

    I finally got sat down to relax about twenty minutes ago. I have just watched this on vegetables.

    I am not recommending him or necessarily agreeing with him but it has made me think. It is also the part I have difficulty getting DS to eat. He would happily sit with mar saying yuk kale. He does like broccoli and loves sprouts but any other leaves no way. I do think this guy may have a point.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtgyJ--X61g

    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Mar 18, 6:58 AM
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    YAAAAY nursemaggie I love this! - he can move into Peter Ginn's shed anytime I mean I like his mind. Obviously.
    Leaves are fine for wabbits. End of. If I have to eat the bloody things then I cut them into micrscopic bits then drown them in soup.
    NM I don't fully understand how the utility companies work but if that was me I think I'd focus on getting out of the DD thing and paying quarterly on receipt of the bill, while at the same time putting in a formal request that they refund you the credit balance. I've never had any probs at all getting my credit back from Co-Op Energy, they are very good.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 8th Mar 18, 10:30 AM
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    A late start for me this morning for reasons that are not a testament to my wonderful will power, so you won't be hearing about them.

    Very interested in the talk about Energy providers as I will be deciding on a new one when (IF EVER) I move. My usage will be as small as I can make it so will be doing a lot of comparing.

    I've watched the video nm and mar and realise that there are as many views on what we should or shouldn't be eating as there are grains of sand on our beach. I've decided that I want to enjoy my food and as long as nothing makes me ill I will eat exactly what I enjoy, only in very moderate amounts. If it means that I won't be getting a birthday card from the Queen then so be it. I've no strong desire to get to that age anyway, I think I will have had enough of this world by then and I'm pretty sure that this world will have had more than enough of me.

    NOW I'm off to have a shower, before this world has to hold its nose as I pass by.

    THOUGHT FOR TODAY

    A lion never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 8th Mar 18, 11:15 AM
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    That's ironic mar iSupply Energy was Co-op Energy. They made such a cockup of running an internet only Energy company they had to sell it or risk the rest of the business. They sold it to a Swedish company.

    It did improve for a while in that I got some of my money back. The same people are working for them and the same miss-coded computer is running the business. They are sill expecting a computer to do all the work. It's not AI and if we count it in human years AI is only about 18 months old in maturity in what it can do.

    I can't have a paper bill. I have to go to someone else to be able to leave them. I keep signing up with other people but iSupply's computer tells the new companies computer no and the new companies computer deletes all my records and nothing happens. I am still with iSupply.

    Doing it like this is babies talking to babies and we all know what happens when babies are left in charge we get an awful din an water coming through the bathroom ceiling and find the parents in bed.

    The human beings who are supposed to sort out the mess don't believe the computer can make mistakes. Of course it can you have to configure it to do exactly what you need it to do. The obviously employ babies in their IT department.

    If I had understood they were expecting computers to do all of the work I would have gone somewhere else. I was given a choice of iSuppy or Npower or pay half as much again. OVO went OK until they produced a huge bill at the end. After 2 years of fighting Npower and having had to fight Npower for three years, when working because they were sending my residents bills of 5,000 +. I was not going to have them again.

    I hope I will be OK with EBico. GQ has them and she has her head screwed on right. monna they may be OK for you as they are a none profit trying to eliminate fuel poverty. They specialise in low usage customers.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 8th Mar 18, 11:17 AM
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    YAAAAY nursemaggie I love this! - he can move into Peter Ginn's shed anytime I mean I like his mind. Obviously.
    Leaves are fine for wabbits. End of. If I have to eat the bloody things then I cut them into micrscopic bits then drown them in soup.
    NM I don't fully understand how the utility companies work but if that was me I think I'd focus on getting out of the DD thing and paying quarterly on receipt of the bill, while at the same time putting in a formal request that they refund you the credit balance. I've never had any probs at all getting my credit back from Co-Op Energy, they are very good.
    Originally posted by mardatha
    That'll be the Peter Ginn you denied holding prisoner in your shed mar .
    I am watching !!!

    Apologies if you've done this already .
    If you google ofgem . Look at complain about your gas or electricity supplier and read through the steps you'll see it is possible to complain direct to the Ombudsman .
    I'm aware you've gone through some of the stages already from your posts last year .
    There are useful links for each stage . If you haven't already done so the CAB template letter and other advice seems useful .

    Good morning fencers I have no idea how my reply to mar ended up in the middle of NMs .

    Sun here for the second day running so I'll be back later . I'm about to hang some washing out in the hope the snow doesn't get to here .
    Cold , windy but good drying today .
    polly x
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 8th Mar 18, 1:03 PM
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    I will never understand how a post can alter between typing and appearing on the page .
    mar and peter were in the middle of my words to NM and the fact I was replying to NM had gone .

    I'm with the coop for dual fuel and have been since not long after they set up . It was the first time changing suppliers I always stayed with BG and Manweb until both became a nightmare .

    I had the problems with the website change and almost left but dd managed to pull up all the monthly statements before they stopped showing on the site and we copied the lot . I spoke to them a few times on the phone but then left it to resolve . Once they sorted things after a very long period I was offered a full refund of all over payments , 450+ I chose to leave 200 in my acct as a buffer against sudden price rises and they refunded the rest and have been fine ever since . They're good at automatically reducing monthly payments if I use less so I'm happy to stay with them .

    I've just discovered a hidden benefit of doorstep milk delivery . My milkie called to collect earlier and told me the snow had arrived here during the night . He was battling the elements at 5am this morning , many schools are closed today and the roads were lethal during the night . I woke at 8.30 a very rare lie in for me and the sky was blue sun was starting to shine and I thought we'd get hit later . So it's been and gone and hopefully wont be back .

    monna I've been wondering if Millie is finally recovered from the sugar rush . The wool and clothes were bad but as for attacking bookshelves I'd have made her do the walk of shame and return to your son .
    As always thank you for your kind welcome back . I miss the fence when I can't post although it gives respite to those who's eyes glaze over at my witterings . Your Sunday blessing was lovely .
    polly x
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 8th Mar 18, 3:00 PM
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    I've got a fair number of posts to respond to today so will do it it in small doses as the day goes on - I pity you all but the fingers aren't good .

    VJsmum . You are in no way dense I was using too much description as usual . In 6th form one of my teachers used to say to me why use one or two words when you many at hand .
    The only reason I cut above the rings as well as below was to salvage the 3inch double top hem above to encase the raw top edge of both the curtain and lining .
    The rings I was cutting off were almost the diameter of a baked bean can , shiny and silver and hideous . Not quite enough length on the curtain after removal to sew a double top hem and machine the tape to it so that's the reason I cut above .
    It was an online order and I'd have looked in store first I wouldn't have bought them .
    polly
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 8th Mar 18, 3:07 PM
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    Oh I agree polly they are hideous. Some online shops sell nothing else.

    My fingers are not good either I write a 12 letter word and when I look there are only 5 letters there. They are too painful to press hard enough.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 8th Mar 18, 3:28 PM
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    I understand about the fingers NM by the time I get mine to work at all I'm also trying to remember who I'm replying to and what they said through a fibro induced haze I've just noticed I missed a word out in my above post which is a bit par for the course .
    Is it looking hopeful for the viewing and your son still going ? As i mentioned earlier we had the forecast snow earlier than expected so I hope weather will be good for you tomorrow . Look I missed a capital letter
    polly x
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 8th Mar 18, 3:53 PM
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    I'm glad we are having left overs today polly. DS has only just come in. A long day but mostly flowers. He says he did 53 orders all at least 10 times normal size. I did not think they had 53 shops in this area but then we have 5 in Bolton. He says he is not buying me any flowers for mothers day he is sick of seeing flowers this week.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 8th Mar 18, 4:19 PM
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    I'm glad we are having left overs today polly. DS has only just come in. A long day but mostly flowers. He says he did 53 orders all at least 10 times normal size. I did not think they had 53 shops in this area but then we have 5 in Bolton. He says he is not buying me any flowers for mothers day he is sick of seeing flowers this week.
    Originally posted by nursemaggie
    I don't blame him NM he'll have earned his pay many times over today but on a positive note the house you're due to view doesn't seem to have much going on flower wise in the gardens si he wont have to face more

    My late 1st husband lived in one of the post war 50s houses newly built by the then Local Urban District Council . It was built to high specs unlike later years and was envied by those in other council housing . I last passed it on a long trip and it looked as good as ever.
    A lot who bought later knocked the large square dining room into the small scullery to make a large kitchen diner .
    It had a very large lounge with bays .a through hall and 2 large and 1 medium bedrooms . Seperate bathroom and loo a very good house .
    I know there were restrictions on building supplies post war for trades and public but the council builds were probably the best social housing in any era .
    polly
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 8th Mar 18, 4:29 PM
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    Well if be get this one I will get some tubs to fill the concrete garden. The back is just scrub but if anyone local wants a back garden to grow veg they can have it.

    This ones kitchen is not too bad and the old wash house has been made into a utility room so no bikes in my kitchen. Has that woke mar up.
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 8th Mar 18, 4:41 PM
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    NM you're talking about this house. You don't usually say much about them. Let us hope that this is a sign.

    I'm feeling better today. There. Finished my post. You'll all be very glad of that I'm sure. Feel sorry for Nargle. She has a very long PM to read about my asthma history.

    Thank you everyone :
    Please don't judge my story by the chapter that you walked in on.
    .
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 8th Mar 18, 5:38 PM
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    I'm very glad to hear that fuds . I'm sure Nargle wont mind . Just go canny and take it easy until you see the consultant . Are those scrapyards still on Tyneside ? I've not heard of them for years . The name always reminded me of one of Catherine Cooksons books about a scrapyard owner . One of my BILs is Wallsend born and bred so I have seen at least two on my travels .
    polly x
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