• Elbie replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 2 months ago

    The NHS need more funding.

  • Elbie replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 2 months ago

    Hmmm….Our GP surgery seems to be quite well managed, appointments can be made for an emergency at short notice, some surgeries start early, others go on late, the close private hospital is used for X rays and some operations are carried out at private hospitals paid for by the NHS.

    It is such a political hot potato that any sensible discussion…[Read more]

  • Elbie replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 2 months ago

    You have misquoted him. John Major’s quote was not about the current government, it was about a theoretical future government after Brexit.
    If you insist on getting political, do you want to make any comment on the fact that the Labour run Welsh and SNP run Scots NHS are in a worse state than the English?

  • We waited 2 days for a yodel delivery from Argos.
    Day 1…. Can’t find address
    Day 2…. ( Christmas eve) Text to say package delivered through letterbox Parcel was expected to be a LARGE cardboard box. Needless to say we looked everywhere no sign of a delivery.

    Day 3 ( Boxing Day) rang Argos, they said package was recorded as returned to depot.…[Read more]

  • Elbie replied to the topic Rising/lateral damp in the forum Chit chat 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I would be wary, my son’s owns the freehold for the flats that he lives in.
    The top floor flat has damp on the chimney. The pointing has been done, the guttering checked, my husband has been up with the builder and seen everything has been done well. Several builders and roofers have looked at it and everything suggested has been done. However top…[Read more]

  • My sister has two big rabbits. Her OH built a huge hutch for them – it’s enormous and has two levels with ramps up/ down, tyres containing hay and grass / soil for them to dig. It’s weather proofed (removable so can come off in good weather), has a large hutch inside and outdoor space. It is situated on concrete because otherwise they dig.

    They…[Read more]

  • Elbie replied to the topic UK most obese in Europe in the forum Chit chat 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I don’t think it is MacDonald’s, or other fast food outlets as such, because at least, if the customer is interested, they can tell you their ingredients exactly. In fact MacD’s can be a godsend to food allergy sufferers because they will happily tailor their menu to fit. I blame the supermarkets because they put all sorts of unnecessary…[Read more]

  • What do you eat for breakfast? If i start on sugar I just eat it all day riding the sugar highs and crashes. If I can start well (today porridge with water, chia and raisins) then it’s better, the longer I can put off that first sugar kick the better the day.

    Otherwise I wouldn’t worry too much. I think after the clocks change your body can go…[Read more]

  • Elbie replied to the topic NHS spending in the forum Chit chat 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    No, seriously folks, banks do just create money. The current multiplier is about 25 to 1.

    This means that if you put one hundred pounds into a bank account, that bank lends £2,500 to someone else. £2,400 is majic-ked up out of thin air.

    This is called fractional reserve banking.

    At the start of the crash this multiplier was much, much h…[Read more]

  • Two things spring to mind;
    1, it really isn’t up to the receptionist to triage appointments. I would speak tot he practice manager about this.
    2. a colleague had similar symptoms which got worse over time, until she collapsed at work, was taken straight to A&E where labyrnthitis was diagnosed. I also used to work with someone with Meuniere’s…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the replies and advice, I’m feeling a bit more positive about it now, just got to get on with it I suppose! It seems like all these young people just get in a car without a care in the world and find it all so easy, and then there’s me getting myself all wound up about it for no reason. I’m generally pretty confident about learning new…[Read more]

  • Been putting it off for ages but now I’m 32 and decided it’s time to bite the bullet. The thought of being in control of a car on a public road genuinely scares me & I think I’m going to be quite a nervous driver. My mum was still learning in her 40s, and never did gain enough confidence to take her test. Did anyone else learn at a later age than…[Read more]

  • Thank you everyone x

    There are all sorts of potential factors, and I really do try to appreciate the small things whenever I can. Quite often, if a negative thought comes along, wintry to think of something positive to counteract it or at least change my focus!

    I’m not on the pill, but I do have a mirena coil which could be having an…[Read more]

  • ..any tips on how to get it back?

    Last summer I was loving life. I was totally settled, knew where my life was headed and was happy with everything.

    Struggled with winter a little, my parents and I ended up living together again for a few months which really threw me off balance, and whilst I think I’m now pretty happy with life, I just feel…[Read more]

  • My latest dream was that I was on holiday in Cyprus – I knew it was Cyprus because that’s my most recent holiday, but actually the hotel and surroundings were Copenhagen, where I went years ago with my ex-husband! It was the evening before we were due to fly home, when we were looking out of the window and we saw a plane – painted up to look like…[Read more]

  • Elbie replied to the topic Emotional abuse in the forum Chit chat 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    He comes to visit us quite often, and has a great time up here visiting all his friends and family. He is a real social butterfly, always has been, but also likes all the finer things he gets in Wiltshire, his friends down there are much posher and they go out to four star restaurants and so on. His original Essex friends (and family) would rather…[Read more]

  • Elbie started the topic Emotional abuse in the forum Chit chat 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    This may be very long – go and put the kettle on!
    My parents divorced about 30 odd years ago. My Dad moved to Wiltshire to live (as in house share) with a friend who was also divorced. It was not a relationship in the accepted sense, but two people who didn’t want to live alone (her for financial reasons, Dad for emotional ones) and liked…[Read more]

  • Thanks guys – our accountant is free-lance and has a handful of customers and is based miles away. He may know the best places to look but unlikely he’ll know anyone, he is well aware we need help. In fact he was also looking for help and mentioned it’s hard!

    Brucea, the s/w does all the hard work on the currency, I’m not accounts trained and I…[Read more]

  • Can any of you lovely lot help point me in the right direction before I have a breakdown??

    We desperately need someone with specific experience with a certain accounts software package and I’m struggling. I’ve contacted Reed and another local agency, and they sent me CVs of people who’ve done a bit of purchase invoice processing, or payroll, none…[Read more]

  • Yes on a day I knew I wouldn’t be allowed a day off. Other guy had to pull up his socks and get some actual work done, I didn’t feel very guilty as I was usually the one propping him up!

    Needed for an interview, which went very well and handed my notice in 2 days later.

    We are allowed time off for dentists…I don’t always specify which dentist…[Read more]

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