• One of the best things about London is that it is so different from area to area so you can often solve many problems by zoning in on what it is, in particular, that is making you unhappy. Your commute does sound awful and would drive most people mad – is there no way that you could rectify that, either by changing jobs or areas? There are few…[Read more]

  • Agreed, people get way too precious over the appearance of their vehicles.

    @red-1 Perhaps, but when you damage someone else’s property it’s up to them to let it go or not, so fess up.

  • happyclappy replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 6 years, 4 months ago

    I spoke to an A&E consultant who said that people were presenting because they couldn’t get a GP appointment.
    As he said…if you have ongoing back pain for weeks, we’re not going to be able to fix it in one night.

    My local trust are also trying to treat older people as far as possible at home, in care homes or in ambulance…it is another huge…[Read more]

  • Machine is Less than a year old, and I’m slowly loosing the will!
    It’s a daewoo washer dryer.
    it has to have the filter cleaned every 3 washes. If I don’t it bungs up, and then I end up with a flood all over the utility room floor when I have to remove the filter because the machine won’t drain.
    just had this again tonight and if I could pick the…[Read more]

  • We bought a house with two different causes of damp. One was easy to fix as it just involved guttering though that still involved sending my husband and his mate up ladders. I would not have done it for anything as scared of heights (so were they!)

    The other involved digging up a concrete path that was not allowing free flow through the air…[Read more]

  • happyclappy replied to the topic Drink Driving? in the forum Chit chat 6 years, 7 months ago

    When my husband was a teenager, he was “warned” by the police for riding a horse while drunk.
    I visited a communist country in the late 70s and there if you drank any alcohol when driving and were caught you went to prison, so the young professionals I was with didn’t at all. Made up for it when not driving though.

    In a way it would be simpler if…[Read more]