• Elly replied to the topic UK most obese in Europe in the forum Chit chat 2 years, 11 months ago

    No surprises.

    We drink too much, we eat too much cheap processed rubbish, too much meat in huge portions, we don’t exercise enough, people in poverty can’t afford fresh veg/fruit. Food is seen as a casual thing to stuff in your face rather than something to think about. It’s a sorry situation all round.

    Compared to other countries, we are…[Read more]

  • we had a similar issue.

    Do you have a gas boiler, by any chance? If so, please get it checked -ours was way out of balance, and depending on which way the wind was blowing, was well on the way to killing us.

  • I think she was being a bad guest – I have a good friend who I go and visit from time to time – I always take flowers and wine, we go out shopping and lunching and I insist on paying for lunch – after all I am getting free bed and board. I help with the cleaning up etc when she cooks for me and when I leave I strip the bed and put the bedding and…[Read more]

  • Elly replied to the topic How to get my girl power back? in the forum Chit chat 3 years ago

    Are you on the pill?

    I was on different versions of it for about five years on and off and recently I’ve come off it for good and my God the difference in the way I feel is incredible.

  • Elly replied to the topic How to get my girl power back? in the forum Chit chat 3 years ago

    Any idea why you’re feeling the way you are?

    I was feeling a bit meh about a year ago, and then in November the company I work for had an impulsive restructure. I lucked out on it (unusually for me), and all the people I work closely with bar one changed to a fantastic bunch who are brilliant at their jobs. The difference it has made is amazing,…[Read more]

  • Elly started the topic Have you ever pulled a sickie? in the forum Chit chat 3 years ago

    I have never pulled a sickie and don’t think i could!

    Most of the yard are off to HOYS on Wednesday as one of the girls has Qualified – foolishly i didn’t save a days leave as they weren’t trying to qualify this year (we’ve been the last two years). And now they’ve qualified and i’ll be at work

    Everyone is telling me to pull a sickie and come…[Read more]

  • Elly replied to the topic Drink Driving? in the forum Chit chat 3 years ago

    and why is it socially acceptable to encourage a driver to drink…

    Colleague: Drink?
    Me: lemonade thanks.
    Colleague, don’t you want something stronger?
    Me: no thanks I’m driving
    Colleague: you can have one, what do you want?

    This annoys me so much. If I’ve said no, stop trying to convince me it’s ok to drink & drive. The particular colleague…[Read more]

  • Elly replied to the topic Drink Driving? in the forum Chit chat 3 years ago

    One of the things that really shocked me when i moved here was how many english people started drinking and driving when they had never done it in England, when i asked why, the answer was always that there was almost nobody else on the roads and never any police so why did it matter. It was like they were on a permanent holiday with no care for…[Read more]

  • Elly replied to the topic Anxiety/stress share in the forum Chit chat 3 years ago

    Please tell your doctor all that you have put on here. I’m not surprised that you have had the reaction you have, it is a normal reaction to an abnormal load of stressors! Some work places have access to counselling services, which can be quicker than the NHS, access it if they do! Otherwise accept whatever the GP offers, including meds, they can…[Read more]

  • Yes, and those who “like” every reply to one of their posts. It would mean more if they were a bit selective

  • I don’t know but our TS don’t allow contact from the public, it has to be done via a referral from CAB Consumer advice line. They then please themselves whether they contact the complainer or not – I contacted CAB several times about a trader operating illegally (not providing a postal address for one thing) and TS never got back to me. I have no…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the tips will try that for sure! I will also try to stand up straighter I often get lazy with my posture too many times.

  • Thanks for your replies really appreciate it! I have been doing some research and I think I have plantar fasciitis by the looks of things. I think that Im going to trya pair of gel insoles like these ones at first
    http://shoewawa.com/product/massaging-gel-insoles-2/ because the pain mainly arises when I apply my body weight on my foot when riding…[Read more]

  • I have been suffering really badly with foot pain when riding recently (so much so that I have to keep on shuffling around annoying my horse quite a lot). I dont know whether it is because of my riding technique that has caused my sudden onset of foot pain or if it has been caused by something else (I do run quite a bit). I was wondering if there…[Read more]

  • Elly replied to the topic Talktalk advice please. in the forum Chit chat 3 years ago

    Talktalk are dreadful. End of.

  • Elly replied to the topic Talktalk advice please. in the forum Chit chat 3 years ago

    My neighbour had awful trouble last year when their systems were hacked – he couldn’t pay his bill because of their problems and they tried to penalise him. We emailed the CEOs office and she sorted it. Here you go – give ’em hell, their customer service is pants.