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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 18:47
Joyce21 says:

Clari, I can understand having a blitz for people visiting but why a blitz for a dog? 

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 She's very old and has eyesight / hearing issues. I think it cruel to expect her to spend a week in the house with everything smelling of Reggie so I always deep clean the house to create different smells for each room to help her work her way around. I.e. deep cleaning the leather sofa so the lounge is distinctly different to the foodie kitchen.

Whether she has any idea of all this I have no idea. I do no she has a roast lamb dinner lined up for Sunday!

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 18:04

Evening all. It's best we don't take my blood pressure right now; major case of agencies having a Friday afternoon syndrome leaving me with a poor old lady feeling like all she had was to sit at home until things got desperate and she'd have to call an ambulance and so to hospital full if germs for the want of...

I'd best stop now before something pops.

Good news is Claringtons big feet did much stamping and my new friend is safe for this weekend at least.

I'm meant to be having a blitz of the house ready for a doggy guest for the week. It's going well as you can tell! 😂

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 07:50

Dove: my volunteers are awesome, the managers however less so.

Still I haven't closed the office down for a while due to H&S so.... 

... one way to get their attention.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 07:08

Morning all!

Very frustrated at work: when you're told as a priority to do something but then they don't assist? I do not appreciate the radio silence. It really wouldn't take much for me to throw an almighty spanner in their system.

Still; nearly the weekend and we're having the parents dog come to stay for the week so I will at least have something different to distract me.

Has anyone else noticed autumn was less a gradual decline or summer more someone hitting a big switch?

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 21:19

That's rather nice!

simple Questions

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 18:23

So my brain took quite the bump many years ago. I recognise many of Ashleys traits and can see your frustrations.

IF we are dealing with a troll than they are just one of hundreds of people who hunt out groups on the internet to attract sympathy or just cause mischief. Some are amazingly bizzare even attempting to out cripple the cripples.

IF we are dealing with a genuine TBI than unfortunately from what I'm seeing Ashley isn't yet able to absorb and retain what we have been telling them online. Something that can leave an immensely dark and bitter taste in your mouth when you can't get left to understand right even though you retain the ability to recognise that everyone else functions  just fine.

In this case really we are not best suited to support them as you need to be consistent in what you practice on and off line to help you develop ways to cope. But that won't stop them asking. 

What does this mean for us? Well we suck it up buttercup. Either closing to ignore their posts or choosing to carry on chatting away.

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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:13

Afternoon all!

Gardening for active elderly

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:09
Dovefromabove says:

When my granny was in the WRVS one of the things she did was to organise holidays and coach trips for 'old people'. Most of them were in their sixties and seventies. ... one of them was 87 ... that was my granny 

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 I was looking at the average age of our volunteers today: most of them are older than the people they help. Keeps them young I think.

Not sure I'm keen on the idea that I'm reaching a mature age for reproduction. Does that make me like a fine wine? Not that wine is perhaps the best thing for pregnancy talks.

Oh my god is that a grey hair???

Gardening for active elderly

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 22:07

sssh now everyone Nursie will be along shortly to tuck us up in bed.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 22:04

I will confess that in order to show him whose boss I have been known to eat the stolen pizza slice dog spit and all!

Currently watching the bake off (on plus one). I'm not sure if I enjoy watching it or not.

OH is out with work mates tonight. They were meant to be eating at 19:30 and on the 22:00 train home. Their food has only just arrived. I get the feeling I'll be making another trip in to Sheffield to collect him - so who thinks I should pull on my snazziest of Pjams to really impress his mates? ;)

The dog knows that if I go to bed before OH gets home doggy can sleep on the bed and won't get kicked out of the bedroom. Unfortunately this means he's started to take himself to bed long before I have any intention of settling down in the hope of securing his place amongst the pillows. Dogs aren't daft!

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