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Posted: 07/01/2015 at 14:25

Sat at work and my brain is full of cloud and fluff. I can't concentrate and I have that "pre poorly poorly" sensation. I know my blood sugar can't be low: I've just scoffed a healthy lunch followed by a less than healthy chocolate brownie (okay so I lie a little FOUR chocolate brownies  )

Wonder if it would be considered impolite to have a nap in the police cell?


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:33

Morning all! 

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:32

I started with an online blog / ramblings with the idea that if I came up with a genius idea at work I could write it down quickly. It's over here...

Unfortunately I'm not organised and so also have a paper book to write sowing dates, you can guess that neither see much action! 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 07:37

Verdun would your mother take kindly to a milkshake? There's something called Complan that's a nutritional drink with everything you need that the nursing home should know all about. It really isn't that unpleasant and comes in a variety of flavours (I use it when my stomach flares - doctors can prescribe it or you can buy it off the shelf at supermarkets and chemists). Though to be honest if she just wanted (for instance) tinned peaches and custard I hope she gets them!


Lyn what an awful situation to be in. Could you ask a doctor to visit, to cover yourself from any threats of neglect, but also to check that there isn't something they can do (without copious tests and prodding at) to make her more comfortable like the nebuliser suggested? You can reassure your mother she's well within her rights to refuse to go into hospital so you're not betraying her by calling someone in.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 07:26

Right work.

There is to be NO messing about. NO melodrama. NO fuss and farting around. Got that?


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 22:28

Oh my I darn near wet myself reading the EX SPERT description on another thread! 

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 21:37

I hope the hedge cutting goes well sthIndingrower. Have your neighbours agreed to get the hedge cut by their gardener or allow you to hack back as much as you need to give you a bit more space? (Its amazing just how much space a hedge can swallow up!)

Apologies about the perhaps less than helpful comments that invaded your thread. Unfortunately we have a quite strange old man that seems intent on stirring up the forum. Still: gives the rest of us some amusement!


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:59

Didn't manage to get my afternoon nap in. But am now full of roast dinner and waiting impatiently for permission to go to bed.

Still no sign of my garlic wanting to wake up and show a few little shoots just to give me courage. I'm hoping they've not all been crushed by a certain persons big feet and decided its best to hide away.

Watching the 70 stone man. It scares me to think that it is humanly possible to consume 20,000 calories a day without something in your brain stopping you. Brains are very complicated!


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 12:35

Kettle is on if anyone wants anything.

Wonderful walk (its really not too cold outside) into the nearest town to get some very boring and grown up bank stuff done. Unwittingly my shoes took me past a very small pet store home to a lovely and so friendly border collie so I was out much longer than expected (and ended up buying more toys for the dog we don't yet have!) Unfortunately the small garden centre seemed to have very mouldy bulbs and thick layers of dust on faded labels so I don't think we'll be getting any bargains from there.(Good job too: I've spent far too much on dog toys and bits recently!)

The house is feeling very grey now all the lights and twinkly bits have gone. I'm definitely going to have some spring flowers in pots ready to rock in the greenhouse that we can bring inside after the decorations get put away.

I wonder if an afternoon nap would be acceptable?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 12:20

I hope the doctor is able to keep your mother comfortable Verdun xxx

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