Elbie

  • I’ve moved from Chelsea out to Kew as it was proving way too much living in such a high-paced area but at the detriment of going from a 20 minute commute to now an hour. It’s great being near the large parks and I love spending a Sunday with a picnic on Kew Green or Richmond Green watching the cricket but I just can’t handle the craziness of the…[Read more]

  • growing up in North Devon certainly didn’t set me up for city life! That’s the major issue with moving outside of London. I’m lucky where I am that there are multiple ways into work if one of the lines is down. I can easily get the Central, Piccadilly, District or South Eastern trains so moving out I would be limited to one line and if anything…[Read more]

  • I would need another 18months to start seeing the rewards, especially if I were to seriously look for jobs. Looking at it like that it doesn’t seem much really… I have looked at moving out to Haslemere so may re-visit that idea.

  • I have certainly looked into it, but it’s just so dangerous. I work closer with 3 people who cycle into work but not one hasn’t had an injury caused by cycling in the last year – most by being hit by vehicles.

  • This is probably going to end up more as a rant than anything else!

    Basically, I’ve been living in London for over two years now and the novelty has officially worn off. I gave up horses when I moved (and most upsettingly my dogs couldn’t/wouldn’t cope either so they were rehomed too).

    My job is great, and with amazing career prospects but I…[Read more]

  • Elbie replied to the topic Trouble quitting the drink in the forum Chit chat 1 week, 3 days ago

    AA alone is probably not going to be enough. I know alcoholics who have been to rehab (in both residential units and “day” units) and they have attended AA once they have made a start on therapy at these units. Some GPs are better than others at discussing the options for therapy (I know one GP who suggested the patient Google it). You may well…[Read more]

  • Elbie replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 6 months, 1 week ago

    The NHS need more funding.

  • Elbie replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 6 months, 1 week 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 6 months, 1 week 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 6 months, 3 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 7 months, 3 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 7 months, 4 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]

  • Load More